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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » May 16, 2013 7:02 pm

Our tornado season ranges along with the possibilities of severe weather here in Ohio. As such, we're on the lookout from May until usually mid September. Thankfully, however, tornadoes are much less common here than they are further west.

Ohio's pretty blessed to not have to deal with anything "majour" weather-wise.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » May 20, 2013 8:25 am

Speaking of tornadoes, :P we had a close call yesterday. A tornado passed by about a mile and a half away from a sudden popup storm. Took out our power for several hours. A couple homes were damaged but no injuries or deaths in my neck of the woods. We had more damage from the hail here and even that I think was limited to dropped tree leaves.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 22, 2013 5:16 pm

fantasia_kitty wrote:As bad as it was, the tornadoes this spring have been surprisingly lacking. In fact I heard on the news tonight that we've only had 22% of the normal tornadoes in a typical stormy spring. I'm usually running to the basement a couple times a year, but so far we've only had bitty hail....

Last year in that crazy mid-April tornado outbreak, there were 114 confirmed tornadoes, and more were reported, but not confirmed. The majority of those were in Kansas.

I guess this weekend there's a chance for a tornado outbreak in the midwest though.


It looks like you were right on the money. This last tornado in Oklahoma City was a terrible business. From the news, the devastation appears to encompass a stretch of land equivalent to much of Western Sydney.

I hope you and everyone here from Kansas is ok.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby SnowAngel » May 22, 2013 5:53 pm

The weather here can't decide what it wants to do, the past few days we had chances of showers and thunderstorms. But we didn't really get either. I have been waiting to drain and refill the hot tub, but I think I will have to just do it regardless of the weather. Unless it does thunderstorm in that case I won't be draining the hot tub. :)

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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » May 23, 2013 4:58 pm

So temps outside are in the upper forties right now, with wind chills close to 30. I can never remember anything like this in May (almost June!) Here's hoping that this is a sign of a cool summer.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Aslanisthebest » May 23, 2013 7:19 pm

Yesterday I was sweaty and hot; today I had to recover my extra blankets. :p This is really unusual for May, like Digs said. I'm hoping it will be a cool summer, but just warm enough for my garden. If not for considering the swift weather change's effect on my plants, this weather (mid-fifties) is my ideal temperature for a colder day. We had windy and rainy conditions that sent a tree limb on my sister's car, but thank God there was hardly any damage done.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » May 25, 2013 8:56 pm

It was actually not too bad outside today. Mid, to lower 60's, with wind being mostly from the north. The Mrs. and I got some gardening done, and made a vain attempt at fishing.
We were hoping for some time out on the lake after service tomorrow as the weather channel promised no rain. Guess what :-\ :-o :(( I guess I get to do more work indoors.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » May 26, 2013 4:30 am

We desperately need rain here. We haven't had a good soaking, steady, slow rain really since the start of Spring. We're just getting passing showers that deluge for about 5 minutes before puttering out again.

Somehow, however, the grass continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I swear, somebody's going outdoors and watering the stuff while we're sleeping. It wouldn't be a problem if we didn't mow more than 3 acres :-s . Cutting grass is definitely an all day chore around here (and one that usually falls to me).

Speaking of grass, yesterday there were places that had frost clinging to the blades. Frost. . . . it's almost June. A lot of local farmers are trying to save their crops, because there's only been 2 other times in the history of the state when we've had frost this late. The vineyards in NE Ohio have been lighting great bonfires of a night, and using wind machines to spread the heat throughout the vineyards. Usually our "all clear" for frost date is May 15th, but that's like the absolute latest, with our last frost usually occurring in late April. Heck, I've had tomatoes out of my garden by now in previous years. . .

It's supposed to warm up later this week, but still no chance of a good soaking rain *sigh*
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 30, 2013 9:13 pm

It's been the winter that just won't quit, hasn't it? Though we haven't had frost of late and our last frost date is early in June...

We could almost share some of our excess moisture with you - kind of amazing considering that just last week 80% of Minnesota was in drought (we're down to 40% according to the latest Drought Monitor - and only in areas west of here). Twin Cities weather stations are reporting close to 7 inches over in moisture for the year -and more rain (and possibly severe weather) is in the forecast for the next week.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 03, 2013 7:56 pm

Actually tolerable out tonight. A little cool, in the 60's, with just a slight breeze. But it won't last of course. Looking at the weather on the news, and it predicts more rain. I suppose I could be gratefull, seeing as I have grass seed down. So long as it doesn't downpoor, and wash the lot into the garden like it did last year.
Ah well, at least there is no snow in the forecast.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 04, 2013 5:19 am

It's been flooding in Europe, especially in Prague. Meanwhile Down South we still have to get some real winter. Here are images of the Aurora Australis, most recently seen 2 days ago at Howden in Tasmania.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 04, 2013 3:50 pm

The aurora australis is definitely on my bucket list, wagga - along with other wonders of the southern sky.

Only 101 days till the start of the possible snow season, Puddleglum. ;))

I for one am quite enjoying these cool spring days. Summer will come soon enough, so temps around 60F are just fine for a polar bear like me. (As I recall, Marsh-wiggles don't mind cooler weather either).

Sunday was a rarity this spring, a nice clear cool day, so I ventured to a nearby state park for a campfire and cookout. I wasn't the only one with the idea; others were picnicking, boating, and fishing. The picnic ground has a great view over the lake to the west, so I also hoped to see Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter low in the sky after sunset. Alas, some cumulus clouds and haze moved in by late afternoon, but I still enjoyed the sunset lighting up the clouds and the water. Venus and Mercury played hide and seek amongst the clouds but Jupiter wasn't sighted. It was great sitting on the end of the dock, watching the planets while loons and owls called and fish jumped in the water. It was a fun way to spend the evening - except, of course, for the small winged vampires who decided to crash the party. ;))

Cool and wet this week still, with 'real' summer expected to return next week.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 10, 2013 8:24 pm

I can tell the humidity level is up when it takes an hour for three minutes to pass in the factory. Time just seems to be stuck in a holding pattern.
Adding to that, with all the rain we have been having the mosquitos have finally arrived. Only upside is I can finally test the homemade mosquito trap. Come, and get it you flying syringes!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 17, 2013 10:32 pm

It is dry, sunny and freezing cold here. 15 degrees Celsius maximum and 1 degree Celsius at 6.00 am. It is a pain to get up of a morning. Winter has finally arrived 3 days before the Winter solstice.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Aslanisthebest » Jun 20, 2013 10:37 am

And our summer has arrived a few days before the Summer solstice here. ;)) It's been hot and a tad humid. Thankfully, we've had some cooler days (Yesterday and the day before that were very lovely and almost chilly.) but today, it is hot. I think that there's been a hot day, rain, cooler day cycle.

1 degree Celsius...what is the precipitation like at that weather, wagga?
Puddleglum, do you think you could share how you made homemade mosquito trap? We haven't had that many, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 20, 2013 10:57 am

1C sounds nice right now. ;)) It's only about 82F/28C here now but it's really humid - almost that 'air you can wear.' Whew!

More rain is on the way...with all this heat and moisture the mosquitoes are oppressive this year, as our recent visitors to the North Star State can testify! Flying syringes, for sure!

As Aitb indicated, the June solstice comes tomorrow at 0504 GMT (just after midnight tonight here in the central US). It's the longest day of the year (or longest night Down Under).
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