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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