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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Apr 05, 2017 9:29 am

I don't recall the States having much of a hurricane season at all. Certainly nothing major, but I also don't live on the coast, so I'm almost never affected. Sometimes a hurricane that comes into the Gulf of Mexico makes it up to where we are, but if it does, we just get a day or two of heavy rain.

Speaking of rain, we had an odd storm system roll through Kansas yesterday. In the southwest, it was snowing. In the southeast, they had severe storms. Here, we had lightning, thunder, and rain, but the thunder sounded muffled, kind of like a thunder-snow. It was pretty cool here, in the mid 40Fs, so I was wondering if maybe it was snowing up in the atmosphere and it was technically thunder-snow. Very odd.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 06, 2017 2:44 pm

I'll echo fantasia's thoughts on the Atlantic hurricane season. Here, near the center of North America, the only hurricane effects might be heavy rain from storms moving over the continent (wagga, Florida is the Sunshine State here, though my avatar pokes fun at the fact that if it's clear here in winter, the temperatures are usually well below zero).

But not this upcoming weekend, when temps should be above average, possibly pushing 70F/21C with a chance of thunderstorms.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby coracle » Apr 06, 2017 4:29 pm

Most of New Zealand has been suffering from heavy rain, some flooding, etc etc, from the tail end of Cyclone Debbie which had hit the east coast of Australia a few days ago. It's been wet, one whole small town of 2000 people was evacuated when the river stopbank failed, and the weather here in Auckland has gone from warm and humid to cooler and a mix of sun/rain.
I had been slowly adjusting to the warmth up here compared to my home city in the south where we were already having quite cold days sometimes.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 14, 2017 3:40 pm

Our weather is doing its usual spring thing: exhibiting lots of confusion. ;)) One day it's warm enough for a fire (like it was last Friday), then we get about an inch (25mm) of snow a few days later, and now it's drizzling with a chance of heavy thunderstorms and severe storms tomorrow...
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Apr 18, 2017 8:11 pm

Been away for awhile. I can completely agree with stargazer on the fickle weather we have been having. Upper 60's f dropping into the mid 40's.
We had two inches of rain today, and we might be looking at frost in the morning. Sitting here the Mrs. has just heard the sump pump kick in as well. I'm waiting for a blizzard warning.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 25, 2017 11:20 am

Big snow in Minnesota this late in the season? Well, maybe so. ;))

It's 70F/21C but a cold front is coming, bringing rain and possibly snow by the weekend. (And Rapid City, South Dakota, is getting snow right now).

Hopefully the rain and snow will knock some of this pollen out of the air.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Apr 26, 2017 6:21 am

/waves hi to Puddleglum. Good to see you again! :)

Well your above mentioned cold front arrived here in Kansas yesterday. We're not expecting any blizzards, but it's wet, cold, windy, and generally unpleasant to be outside. The rest of the week and over the weekend are off and on showers with high temps in the mid 50Fs to low 60Fs. But next week we should be back to 70Fs again which I look forward to as I can toss my kids back into the backyard again. ;)
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 28, 2017 6:41 pm

After a spectacular series of days last weekend, with highs over 60F/15C (and a fire with friends and a wildflower hike), blustery colder weather has arrived. It even snowed a little yesterday, here at the end of April. ;))

The northeast parts of Minnesota received up to an inch (25mm) of ice.

In a separate storm, the Denver area is under a winter storm warning and may get up to a foot (300mm) of new snow.

Ah, spring. :)

Edited May 3 to add: the previous weekend was cool, windy, and wet, with big snowflakes occasionally mixing in. Nothing like marking May Day with snow. :)
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 16, 2017 9:21 am

There still might be 12 days left in our possible snow season but our weather is in an unsettled spring/summer state. Just yesterday I was driving in an open space and had a good view of an approaching thunderstorm, with mammatus clouds to my east and some dark, ominous clouds to the southwest, along with a great view of the approaching rain shaft. Minutes later it was torrential rain - only to clear up again about an hour later. It clouded over again during the night and there was another round of storms before dawn. Rinse and repeat. ;)

The forecast called for a hot humid day today, with the first 90F/32C reading of the season, but right now it is cloudy so we won't hit that if we are lucky.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » May 17, 2017 6:41 pm

Puddleglum, welcome back! We've missed you. Any upcoming camping plans? :)

We had a bit of snow around the same time as your area, stargazer and friend Wiggle. Nothing accumulated, but still very pretty. The few early spring plants that had already started to poke their heads through the ground were mighty confused. ;)) During those freezing nights (four in a row—gorgeous walking weather!), the farmers had to use huge fans in their apple orchards so those tender young 'uns would not freeze. Living in farm country now, I appreciate all the more the tremendous amount of work and care and dedication that farmers exhibit, day in and day out!


fantasia wrote:But next week we should be back to 70Fs again which I look forward to as I can toss my kids back into the backyard again. ;)

Oooohhh yeah! ;)) :D

stargazer, your open vista view sounds amazing. Mammatus clouds are so very cool, and, wow, that rain shaft. Magnificent! Quite the adventurous sky!

Today we hit nearly 100F with the heat index. #:-s Although there was a stiff breeze, plus a bit of cloud cover, and, being early in the season, 'though it was very warm, it didn't feel unbearable. Yet. 'Tis a foretaste of July weather, which is my least favourite month of the year. About mid-June is when I begin counting the days until late August/early September.

Tomorrow should be unseasonably warm, with rain heading in during the evening to cool things off nicely for awhile again, yay!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » May 17, 2017 7:08 pm

We haven't hit that kind of heat yet. I think we got up to 90F a day or two ago, probably the same front currently at your place Jo, but the heat index wasn't that high.
The wind has been INSANE though. It makes it extremely unpleasent to be outside when it's sustained 25mph gusting to 40mph. Blegh.
I also missed the memo that yesterday's line of storms were supposed to include tornadoes? I had no idea until I checked the radar to find out when they were supposed to get to my area and saw about 5 tornado warnings in western Kansas and Oklahoma. I know a couple of those little towns got hit hard. :(
We're supposed to get some nasty storms moving through tomorrow late afternoon again. We're not in the core of the predicted bad weather, but we're not too far off either.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » May 19, 2017 6:38 pm

Good to be back my good Hobbit. I have had plans on camping, but more on that on the proper thread.
Meantime, it appears that the weather is active in more places than just my neck of the woods. There were tornados in Iowa as well that unfortunately cut right through a trailer home park. Thankfully many volunteers have stepped up to assist those worst hit.
As for locally. We just turned on the central air three days ago because of the heat. Guess what? It dropped to 39F last night. Yep. This old web foot just turned the heater back on!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 19, 2017 10:32 pm

This old polar bear was just glad to turn the AC off and enjoy the fresh air again! The heat and humidity will be here to stay all too soon.

Before the cool air arrived there was lots of rain and some small hail, but fortunately nothing big. Several EF-0 tornadoes were reported around here the past few days, but nothing like the big storms that blew through Kansas and areas south on Friday.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Whereas winter has officially started down here. But the coldest day so far was about 29th May, with minimums of 0C and 2C. Though the nights are distinctly chilly the days can still be warm to a pleasant degree.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 03, 2017 8:33 pm

2C sounds so refreshing right now. ;))

Summer has arrived here, with high temps locally reaching 93F/34C, a balmy 17F/9C over average. Towns just east of here were pushing the 100F/38C mark. That's rather unusual so early in the season.

A cold front pushed through all that heat and humidity this afternoon, bringing with it all the stuff of interesting weather: high winds, lots of thunder and lightning, small hail, torrential rain, and even a power outage.

It's still warmer than the average high right now, and it's 10.30pm.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 05, 2017 6:22 pm

The storm fronts have been a little sporadic in this part of the state. We have been actually getting a little dry as late. As much as I hate being cooped up in the wig warm it would be nice to hear some rainfall on the roof.
The also a bit more on the humid side now, especially while pushing the lawn mower. #:-s
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