Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 07, 2019 4:55 pm

The weather here has been wet with seasonal temperatures (highs around 50F/10C). Tomorrow we might rocket into the 70s (low 20s C) if the sun comes out - perfect for all the visitors here for the NCAA Final Four tournament (or perhaps for the season's first campfire).

Things will green up very quickly, and then it's off to the races with tree pollen allergies.
But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Apr 07, 2019 5:41 pm

Still waiting on my fire pit to dry out a little more before using it stargazer. Not too long I hope.
The next few days will be good for little hiking with temps in the upper 50'sF.
there was some sprinkling today, and the weather people say possible rain again tonight. It would be nice to see some of the grey stuff get washed away, but with not enough to increase the saturation we already have. Trying to make the time to do some Maple tapping before the sap stops, but it seems time is not on my side this spring.
It also appears we shall have a downturn in temps again by the weekend with highs only in the 40F + range. Still early, so they could still change their mind. That does happen, right?
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Apr 08, 2019 6:45 am

Yesterday was beautiful!!!!!! Sunny, light breeze, 72F. We did some gardening behind the house which wasn't much of a high priority project, we just needed an excuse to be outside. ;))
Today is supposed to be borderline hot. Highs in the mid-80Fs. We have two or three days of this and then a pretty major cold front is coming through and the highs will be back in the 50Fs. There's even talk of snow on Saturday. :P
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 08, 2019 2:39 pm

That cold front is the talk of the town here. It's 68F/20C here right now, the warmest so far this year, but the 4 major models agree we're going to get piles of snow later this week. ;))

(One hints at up to 40 inches/1016mm but that seems extreme. We've never received that in one storm, though the 1991 Halloween Blizzard comes close. But 12-18 inches (300-460mm) seems real likely).

We're hoping to get a campfire in this evening before the fun starts.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Apr 09, 2019 6:57 pm

The Mrs., and I got home a little bit ago. I was looking longingly at the fire pit as we walked to the back door :( :(
The forecast looks dire.As stargazer stated, we are expected to receive a reminder that the weather is indeed a fickle creature. I have just taken the shovels out of the garage where I had just deposited them, safely I had so foolishly assumed< for the duration.
Wind gusts up to 25mph with wet sloppy snow blowing, and freezing to everything. Haul out the cold climate gear dear humans, and talking beasts. :-o
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Apr 10, 2019 8:02 pm

The weather this time of year amuses me.
NOAA wrote:Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61F.


I hope all of you Northerners are doing ok with that blizzard! I've been watching the radar for most of the day.

Did you all see the pictures of the pollen haboob? Talk about an allergy sufferer's worst nightmare. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby mm1991 » Apr 10, 2019 8:40 pm

Yesterday was 73F. Today 34F. Why are we being tortured so?! :(
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Grandmama » Apr 11, 2019 1:49 pm

fantasia wrote:
I hope all of you Northerners are doing ok with that blizzard! I've been watching the radar for most of the day.


Not a tremendous amount of snow (thankfully!), but the roads are really messy! I drove to a doctor's appointment this morning and noticed that people seem to be staying home if they didn't have a reason to be out and those who were out were actually driving with respect for the road conditions. Maybe it has something to do with hundreds of accidents on the interstate yesterday, which actually closed the road.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Apr 11, 2019 7:51 pm

Work was closed for me this day, so I was allowed to stay home, and be lazy. Well, not so much. When the Mrs. had to go to work I shoveled out the back drive. While I was at the sidewalks needed clearing too.
Nice, heavy, and with the constant waves on the radar, it was a shovel, rest, repeat, most of the day. At least I remembered to throw with the wind.
We did have some excitment when thunder rolled a few times. A dash cam actually caught a lightning strike near Alexandria Mn.
One curiousity was the sleet that fell. It was a dark orange, or brown color. The evening news stated that it was elsewhere in the state as well. As it turns out, the front that pulled moisture from the Gulf of Mexico also pulled a lot of airborne dirt with it for the thousand miles all the way from Texas :-o
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Apr 12, 2019 10:51 am

The local news also mentioned the odd snow color and its source.

The Twin Cities avoided most of the extreme weather, though the 8.9 inches (225mm) of snow is good enough for 10th place on the April snowstorm list. It's still snowing, so it may move up in the list.

We had everything yesterday: high winds, snow, rain, wind, drizzle, thundersnow, and thundersleet. It was pretty if you didn't have to drive anywhere.

It was a different story west and south of here. A town near Aberdeen, SD, reported 25 inches (635mm) of snow, with whiteout and blizzard conditions. Hundreds of power poles were blown down by ice and wind in southern Minnesota and one county declared a state of emergency since so many were without power in the (relatively) cold conditions. Accidents closed Interstates 94 and 35 for several hours but conditions are improving now.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Apr 16, 2019 8:07 pm

Tomorrow is the first chance this year for severe storms in my area. I hate to admit this, but I'm looking forward to it (there are no tornadoes forecast). I LOVE thunder and lightning :D :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Apr 17, 2019 4:51 pm

This is April in Ontario ... we had a beautiful spring snowfall only a short while ago, but tomorrow is going to hit 18C/64F, then fall by 10 degrees to more seasonal for Easter weekend. We had a lovely thunderstorm (our first one for 2019) a few nights ago, and more rain is expected tonight, along with some electrical action too, apparently. Rain tomorrow through Saturday, with Easter Sunday being sun/cloud, high of 13C/55F. My crocuses have just come in bloom, so pretty.

fantasia wrote:I LOVE thunder and lightning :D :D

DITTO-DITTO!!! :D

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.

Haha, yep. ;))

Actually, this morning when I went out (6:50), I had to scrape the ice off the car. Tough stuff!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 20, 2019 6:55 pm

And yet Washington Post is talking about rapidly melting of ice in Alaska. :-o It is still rather warm for this time of year, & still too dry. We'll see by Thursday which is ANZAC day this week. Chilly enough for the traditional Dawn Service though.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Kalta79 » Apr 20, 2019 6:59 pm

We've had 3 days of nice weather, actually suitable for wearing shorts, then another storm system moved in and it started raining overnight, off and on since then. Really wanting like a week of dry weather so we can get stuff done outside. Getting a few runner ducks in the next few days that needed to be re-homed and haven't been able to properly clean out their new quarters. Would like to get it done BEFORE they're here, but oh well.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby coracle » Apr 21, 2019 7:06 am

Here in London, UK, we are having a very warm Easter. At 3 pm it's 23 degrees C, and the sky is blue, the wind is light.

Have to get myself some more clothing for this warmer weather!
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