Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby coracle » Mar 08, 2019 5:25 am

Where I am living, in west London UK, the weather is still cool but not freezing as it was this time last year when I lived in the north of England.
It still feels cold sitting in the house during the day when I am job hunting online, as we don't have heating on until the early evening.
At least the daylight hours are much longer now.
The garden has cheerful pots of daffodils now, and the bushes have tiny leaves waiting to grow into big ones.
"Blessed are you, Lord our God, king of the universe, who diversified his creatures" (a Jewish prayer to be said whenever one sees an unusual looking person or animal),
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Mar 12, 2019 7:08 am

A good chunk of the USA is supposed to be rainy over the next few days. (We had some thunder this morning! :x ) However, what's intriguing me is that we have a very high wind warning for tomorrow. We are supposed to gust anywhere from 60-80mph. :-s That's actually very concerning as it brings down trees and powerlines.
Now, here in Kansas, we're used to straight line winds, as are our trees. I often joke we have some of the ugliest trees in the world as they're always being snapped apart by ice and wind, but even so, tomorrow will definitely be a day to stay indoors!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Mar 12, 2019 11:01 pm

I couldn't help chuckling at the joke about the Kansas trees, fantasia.

Our snow pack is around 20 inches/500mm but going down fast since the temperature actually has risen above freezing, but also due to the rain moving in from this big storm. With all the lakes and rivers around here, localized flooding is expected to be widespread, and the race to fill sandbags is on.

This is a huge, powerful storm impacting much of the US. A weather person noted that in terms of central low pressure, it's equivalent to a category 2 hurricane.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Mar 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Ouch! That storm sounds bad. So far it has been overly warm this autumn, with temperatures still about 36C or higher, & a decided lack of storms as one would expect at this time of year as the weather breaks. But it has been drizzling & prickling with rain today, barely enough to keep the ground wet. It was about 20C at 6.30 AM on
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Mar 14, 2019 5:20 pm

What with the deep freeze a couple months ago, and heavy snowfall the last month I have been telling folks here-about how spoiled we have been the last few years.
Spoiled, but not defeated X(
We have faced the times to try the noble hearts of beasts, and the Sons of Adam ( and the Daughters of Eve ;) )
When the temps fall enough to make bones ache we don our layers, and scoff (through scarves ) at it all as we stamp the cold from webbed feet and trudge out upon our appointed rounds. Let the wind howl. Lean into it good fellow, make it work for you as the next shovel of snow is thrown.
I climb the wig-wam in defiance X( Shoveling one water soaked load after another from the roof. Below the Mrs. guiding the snowblower, propels the offending slush far from our dwelling.
Extend the gutter drains! Nay breaking frost, I shall not allow water to enter my domain along the foundations =;
Inspect the sump for good working order to expel any offending fluid that dares breach the defenses, and in good measure check the local hardware store adds for sales on pumps should the present one fail in it's duty.
Then, standing vigilant /:) guard (-| as I (-| prepare for the next (-| days work i-) i-) i-)
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Mar 21, 2019 7:33 pm

Welcome to spring (or autumn, Down Under)!

On this first full day of spring, we enjoyed the balmy temperature of 50F/10C, the warmest it has been in nearly 5 months (November 1 was the last date this warm).

Lots of snow remains but is quickly melting, so flooding will be a concern along our rivers and streams.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Kalta79 » Mar 23, 2019 8:57 am

The weather turned warm enough to melt over half the snow, but now it's snowing again right now. Some of the flakes look to be half dollar size...
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Mar 25, 2019 10:48 am

Ahhh, spring :ymhug: %%- @};- :x The weather this weekend was just gorgeous, upper 60Fs (around 20C). We were outdoors a lot! Walked to church yesterday too. ;)) Trying to take full advantage of these few short days before we make the jump to extremely hot weather, which, for me, is only slightly more enjoyable than extremely cold weather. :P
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Mar 25, 2019 4:12 pm

Welcome to spring (or autumn, Down Under)!


Ahh autumn! %%- :ymcowboy: @};- The heat has died down a bit, though it was still rather too warm last week, right up to the Equinox. The day is beautiful, just right to sneak off to play golf instead of mowing the lawn. We have had a bit of rain, & tomorrow I'm out for a boat ride along Broken Bay, in the North of Sydney. :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Mar 31, 2019 9:47 am

A boat ride sounds like fun, wagga! It's been a while since I've enjoyed one.

Most of our snow is gone now. It really melted fast, but rain and above-average temperatures will do that. Most of the major rivers around here are flooding, though in the city that mostly means just closed streets to keep gawkers from driving into flooded areas.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Apr 03, 2019 1:09 pm

I should have paid more attention to the news yesterday. I was driving through the city and realized that the color was all wrong. It was overcast, but everything was a white/grey blue haze. As there was almost no wind (rare in Kansas) the farmers and ranchers took advantage of it to do the annual controlled grassland burning. The problem was the tiny amount of moving air there was, carried all the smoke into the city. :P

Today the wind is back. No more smoke, definitely no fires! We may have some storms move in later this afternoon, we shall see.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Apr 04, 2019 8:18 am

March definitely came in as a lion and exited as a lion this year. ;)) Storms at both ends. Last weekend's storm was quite the snowfall, coating everything with a thick layer of white. We received just over 4"—so not a huge amount, but, boy, was it gorgeous, truly a winter wonderland! And because it stayed below freezing for a few days, all that beauty did not melt right away. It is mostly gone now—4 days later—except for the large banks and mounds that will take a whole lot longer to disappear, as well as areas of protected snow.

It's been great walking weather in the early morning hours. I start out between 6 and 6:15, when it is still dark, and then head into the dawn. The temp has been around -5C/23F to -8C/17F which is quite perfect (for me): invigorating, crisp, not sweat-inducing. :P

This coming weekend we are jumping up to double digits (in Celsius), then lowering somewhat for next week. Spring rain will be interspersed with sun throughout the coming 7 or 8 days. A few weeks ago, the farm vehicles began showing up along these country roads again—always fun to watch.

I think we may have seen the last of any significant snowfall, but we could have snow up to mid-May, which is why we are 'forbidden' to plant anything in the ground until near the end of May ... just in case. Frost is not uncommon in early-mid May.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby aileth » Apr 04, 2019 12:35 pm

We had a little bit of snow (3 inches?) here in Penrith area, jo, and knew that you would have liked it, even if no one else did. Our host's plum blossoms are out, and hopefully they will not be harmed; probably not, as snow is better than frost. Also scotched our plans for a mountain hike--maybe next week, if it clears off a bit.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Apr 04, 2019 6:17 pm

the snow is mostly gone as stargazer said. Still hiding away in shadowed places,( just to tease us until the very last no doubt).
The sump pump has been running fairly steady every five minutes or so since last weekend. at least the pond in the front drive is gone.
Temps are climbing sloowwllyyy. We expect to reach 60F tomorrow through next Monday. Rain is expected as well this weekend. We are hoping that it's not an all day affair as the Mrs., and I are looking to catch some fish. ( Note to self. Buy licences ) /:)
The tulips are starting to poke out of the ground, and the locals are starting to tap the Maples for their sweet sap. If I have the chance, and time I might have a go at it this spring. But I have yet to make a tap, and plug. So little time, so much to do.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 06, 2019 5:05 pm

aileth wrote:We had a little bit of snow (3 inches?) here in Penrith area, jo, and knew that you would have liked it, even if no one else did. Our host's plum blossoms are out, and hopefully they will not be harmed; probably not, as snow is better than frost. Also scotched our plans for a mountain hike--maybe next week, if it clears off a bit.


Penrith? Ah yes, you are in England, in the Lakes District then. Do enjoy! We went there in 1997. Don't forget to have a look at Katherine Parr's family castle which is quite near the station. :D Down south, in the other Penrith in the world, where it never snows, we did have a soggy end to March & start to April, but it is fine now, & temperatures are quite pleasant.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby mm1991 » Apr 06, 2019 7:05 pm

I *believe* it's the first day so far this year that the temperature broke 60F where I live!
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