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Title: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:26:02 PM
I have never started a thread on this forum before; guess there is a first time for everything.

The topic here is Weather phenomena.  I live in the midwest, more specifically, central Missouri.  With May ended, and June here, along with the official start of the hurricane season; perhaps this thread will see some activity.  May in the midwest has seen some of the most active tornado activity in the past 25 years.  June promises to be an active month also.  Unfortunately with these storms come tremendous property damage, and loss of life.  Any photos you have of atmospheric abnormalities and/or the results of such are welcome.  Links to other weather related topics are also welcome.

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Here is a photo from my lawn a week ago today, after a hail storm.  Since last Sunday, there have been three other instances of hail.  When conditions are safe I always go out and take photos.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/542787916_d221b5a3b1.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:27:53 PM
Photos of Katrina over Mississippi

These pictures were taken by a man in Magee, MS where the eye of the storm passed thru - what an experience..

Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland, Mississippi where the Hurricane made land fall.

The dance with Katrina, part of her beauty as she left destruction on her exit. They are remarkably dramatic.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/unknown.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:29:58 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:30:20 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:30:42 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:32:05 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:32:28 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:32:53 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/unknown6.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:33:13 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:40:12 PM
Wow, Charlie! Not quite as dramatic, but here's our bamboo in the backyard bent over by an ice storm on 22 February 2008.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00652.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:41:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:42:02 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 04:44:15 PM
I remember that one!  I have a number of the ones from the ice storm back in the winter here in Missouri, and may post some of them here in time.

I have a number of photos from the flood of 1993.  Will have to get them digitized (scanned) and post some of them here.
Also, have a rather dramatic couple of a storm front just two days ago.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:57:09 PM
A little snowfall in our neighborhood, last year.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00572.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:57:47 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 04:58:54 PM
Would this count? Destruction from Katrina, lakefront in New Orleans, a year and a half after the event.

The lighthouse at West End.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00719.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 01, 2008, 05:00:56 PM
A FEMA trailer parked in front of my sister's house in River Ridge, west of New Orleans.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00537-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 05:09:32 PM
Thanks for your additions Fritz.  Yes, destruction photos are welcome.  Anytime you have severe weather, property damage will be an inevitability.

I have a number of photos somewhere from this tornado outbreak we had here in March, 2006.  The hail damage alone destroyed the roof on my home to where it had to be replaced.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=events-mar122006
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 09:00:38 PM
A couple of a supercell off to the south from last week.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_0542.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 01, 2008, 09:01:00 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_0541.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: jack on June 01, 2008, 11:47:40 PM
this is the best video i can find on short notice of the tornado that hopped over our house in cape coral while i was in san francisco at a brokie gathering.  i leave my aged mother alone for 2 days, and this happens.  ::)

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1184379794
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 02, 2008, 01:08:03 AM

That's exactly the thread I need right now!

Thanks for starting it, Charlie.
And the pics are fantastic - in spite of their threatening quality...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on June 02, 2008, 01:15:59 AM
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wow! How beautiful and scary.

Nice idea for a thread, Charlie.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 02, 2008, 03:59:50 PM
Great thread, I'm be checking in here frequently.............. :) :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Uli on June 03, 2008, 11:37:49 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/unknown1.jpg)

Holy shit!

Amazing photos!!! They look so unreal - and so scary!!!  :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:07:09 PM
From 1993, within an hours drive of my home; here are some shots of the infrastructure (roads and rails) damage from the waters as they started to recede in early August.


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/06-03-2008033854PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:07:31 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:07:49 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:08:16 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:08:34 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:08:51 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/06-03-2008034351PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 03, 2008, 03:19:41 PM
I remember those floods in the Upper Mississippi drainage basin then, Charlie! At one point the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri looked like an inland sea on the satellite map.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 03:53:38 PM
I remember those floods in the Upper Mississippi drainage basin then, Charlie! At one point the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri looked like an inland sea on the satellite map.
Yep, many inland seas in Missouri alone.  The last photo was taken from where Hwy 41 north of Marshall was washed out.  Looking straight ahead where the road should have went, the main channel of the Missouri River is still 4 miles away!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2008, 04:00:23 PM
Here is just one link which will show you some of the satellite images of the Missouri River before and during the 1993 flood.

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a000900/a000929/index.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 04, 2008, 04:58:06 PM
Some You Tube footage of damage from the Parkersburg, Iowa tornado, 5/25/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m5fdPgrtxc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUjPaQA4b-c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLdnfMLouDw

(could do without the music on this last one)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 04, 2008, 08:25:56 PM
Well, the Weather gurus here are sending out all kinds of warnings about tomorrow, supposedly the atmospheric conditions are just right to create a huge swath of dangerous tornado producing storms stringing all the way from Enid, Oklahoma up through and beyond Des Moines, same phenomenon happened a few years back and spawned 39 tornadoes in one night.........brother.......just had a wild storm last night, straightline winds up to 90 mph, hail and torrents of rain, short-lived, less than an hour..........really tore down trees this time................then it's almost 100 degrees today............crazy erratic weather patterns............HANG ONTO YOUR HATS!  
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 04, 2008, 08:34:21 PM
Yep, you in KS and Iowa get it tomorrow, and we in MO get it on Friday.  It just never ends.  I'm telling you, from the ice storms last winter, to all these wind storms this spring, many of our trees around here look pretty sad.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: jack on June 04, 2008, 11:45:48 PM
move to the coast, boys. hurricanes are easy to dodge.  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 05, 2008, 07:55:35 AM
move to the coast, boys. hurricanes are easy to dodge.  :D
Very true Jack....at least with them, and the modern satellite tracking system, you have several days notice to move on out.  But with tornadoes, it is still hit or miss.  They can tell us a storm may produce a tornado, but never know exactly where or when until the actual vortex forms; which in many cases occurs on very short notice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 05, 2008, 08:12:20 AM
The fun is already beginning here today.............supposedly Hail to start with, then the Tornado threat. The wind is blowing like a hurricane now, and clouds are just swirling every which way...........
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 05, 2008, 09:23:34 AM
Have the day off, and been watching the map all morning.  You are in the middle of the action today Jonn.   Very windy here also, which always seems to be a precursor to nasty weather.   The low pressure system in Colorado at the moment is one of the strongest so far this spring.....and when it hits the moisture line from the gulf, which right now is over SE Kansas, and stretches up to Chicago; it's going to be like a bag of popcorn in the microwave at the 4 minute mark!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 05, 2008, 10:01:14 AM
Don't I know it, the Wind and Clouds have just been a swirling around all morning long, not a drop of rain or a hailstone yet, but it's BOUND to happen, something certainly has to happen anyway..........it's very, very nasty-looking.............
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 05, 2008, 10:05:53 AM
Just looking at the maps at this time Jonn, and how I have learned to read them, it looks to me like you will start to see the action by this afternoon, into the evening, and for me here east of you, probably in the overnight hours into tomorrow.  Regardless of the time, we are going to get something, because the upper level winds above us are not going to change that much in the next 24 hours.  We are in the bullseye where the two fronts will clash later.....and with the heat of the afternoon....it's gonna get ugly.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 05, 2008, 01:15:21 PM
I guess the wild Storm is going to hit here in the next hour or so, my company just sent out a notice, basically encouraging everyone to leave by 3 p.m..........great.........course they want us to charge benefit time for the early out!! arrrrggghhhhhhh........I will leave by then because I have that leaky basement issue, which I now have almost narrowed down to the water main inlet pipe, I 'm hoping anyway. you cannot believe how these wind has been today and the clouds just swirling round and round...........Ive enough of the wind, rain and hail storms this Spring, thank you!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 07, 2008, 10:05:44 PM
Heard a Tornado hit a Chicago suburb, Hope our Nellie wasn't in that one!  :-\
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 07, 2008, 11:33:49 PM
Heard a Tornado hit a Chicago suburb, Hope our Nellie wasn't in that one!  :-\
I don't have all the details on it yet Jonn, but I am also concerned about Nellie, really anyone in central Illinois today.  Those were some of the largest storms this spring.
Huge storms!, at one time one of the cells encompassed five counties out to the southwest of Chicago.

Took a little trip out to the Missouri River this evening (just 8 miles from home) and it is flooding in a few areas. 
The level has remained high all spring, but is higher now than recent days.  Also noticed many crops are not yet
planted.   Just too much rain; it's been to wet to plant corn and soybeans.

AND.....our late news said we are under the gun tomorrow afternoon evening for more storms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 08, 2008, 04:09:26 AM

Just read this! Am worrying now too about Nellie, and another friend I have in Chicago...  ???   :-\

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 08, 2008, 09:38:07 AM
fyi : Heard from Nellie, she is safe and sound, posted a note in the Diner from her this morning.......
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 08, 2008, 11:07:36 AM

Just read this! Am worrying now too about Nellie, and another friend I have in Chicago...  ???   :-\



God, how I love You Tube!  Here is a clip from a storm chaser of the huge tornado that swept through Will county (south / southwest Chicago) and went on into Cook county (Chicago proper). Incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtGZPpK0wY

and yet another clip.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FXwCMl1DBA&NR=1

smart girl...."oh my goodness, thats a wall cloud....that means theres a tornado somewhere in there...."

She is most correct!  You have a wall cloud like that coming at you, you get underground!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2008, 11:27:31 AM
Scary looking, Charlie. We didn't have any clouds like that with our storm last Tuesday, but the winds and rain were bad enough.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 09, 2008, 07:22:01 PM
Yikes! Manhattan KS really got hit.

http://www.jameswsperman.com/2008/06/manhattan-hail-storm-6-2-2008.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 09, 2008, 09:00:09 PM
Yikes! Manhattan KS really got hit.

http://www.jameswsperman.com/2008/06/manhattan-hail-storm-6-2-2008.html


They sure did get hit....and many areas have here in the midwest this spring.  The next three photos are examples of some of the size these hail stones can achieve, and it can easily be seen the damage they would do when falling from the sky.  Only twice in my life have I seen any these size in real life.  The second time was two years ago, March 2006. 

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/hailhand3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 09, 2008, 09:00:54 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/hailhood.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 09, 2008, 09:01:50 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 10, 2008, 09:55:22 AM
Was God angry that day? Or whoever/whatever you may believe in?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 10, 2008, 10:27:27 AM
Was God angry that day? Or whoever/whatever you may believe in?
It's possible God had information Fred Phelps had travelled west from Topeka to Manhattan....get hit by one of those things.....talk about being smote!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 10, 2008, 10:55:05 AM
 ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 10, 2008, 11:04:21 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/hailhand3.jpg)

Amazing - and almost unbelievable!!

 :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 11, 2008, 08:47:37 PM
Rode the bicycle today on the rail trail (KATY) to Rocheport, MO, and took many photos.  The Missouri River crested in this area today at 8 ft above flood stage.  The first two photos are of the actual river, the third is what it looks like along the trail, in many cases a couple hundred feet back from the river.  Fourth is where the trail went underwater and had to turn back.  The last photo is a walkway that goes to an overlook of a wetland area, that is well, really wet right now!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_1655.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 11, 2008, 08:48:04 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 11, 2008, 08:48:45 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 11, 2008, 08:49:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 11, 2008, 08:50:07 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 12, 2008, 08:42:32 AM
Well, Kansas and Iowa got hit by Tornadoes and strong Winds too, lives lost in both States, the Iowa Boy Scout camp being the worst with no warnings or decent cover, evidently..........sad........ :( :(....and summer doesn't necessarily signal the end of the Wild Storm season here, tornadoes don't always follow a seasonal calendar in this State........
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 12, 2008, 10:31:51 AM
Jonn, I heard there was significant damage on the west side of Manhattan (KS) last night from a large tornado.....an entire auto dealership was swept away.  Also heard there was damage to buildings on the KSU campus.  And yes, that is so tragic about those boy scouts in Iowa.  From what I know about some of the described injuries, I would suspect there will be additional loss of life from that storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 12, 2008, 02:53:21 PM
Looks like we are under yet ANOTHER Tornado Watch until after 10 p.m. this evening..........what fun...........how is the rising water in the rivers and streams doing today in Missouri, Charlie?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 12, 2008, 03:55:12 PM
Amazing pictures, Charlie.

Both of y'all be careful and stay safe, Jonn and Charlie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 12, 2008, 03:59:50 PM
Looks like we are under yet ANOTHER Tornado Watch until after 10 p.m. this evening..........what fun...........how is the rising water in the rivers and streams doing today in Missouri, Charlie?
Yep, tornado watch here until 10pm for now.  Probably will get extended if things get active.  Either way, we are in for more rain here.  The river levels have been slowly coming up, really since the first of May.  With additional rain, they will remain at the same levels until the rains stop for a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:47:20 PM
Took a little trip today over to the eastern side of the state to see the raging Mississippi River.  Every major news organization in the country was there with up links...helicopters flying about....a real media frenzy.  The following 15 photos show the flooding in Clarksville, Missouri and the sandbagging efforts to save the downtown business district.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Flood%202008/IMG_1752.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:48:00 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Flood%202008/IMG_1753.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:48:19 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:48:54 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:49:14 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:49:36 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:49:57 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:50:19 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:50:45 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:51:01 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:51:25 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:51:43 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:51:57 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Flood%202008/IMG_1792.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:52:12 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 08:52:32 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:28:39 PM
This second set features photos in and around Louisiana, Missouri.  The bridge over the Mississippi into Illinois is closed, but you could walk across ...which I did.  The last three are of flooded farmland areas from various levee breaks.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Flood%202008/IMG_1802.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:29:52 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:30:13 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:30:34 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:30:51 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:31:09 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:31:36 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:32:01 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:32:27 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:32:44 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:33:00 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:33:26 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:33:55 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:34:53 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:37:44 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:38:23 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:40:34 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 20, 2008, 09:41:10 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on June 23, 2008, 02:15:46 PM
Water, water, everywhere..........thanks for the pics Charlie..... :)......we had more Rain today, but nothing major, fortunately........
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 11, 2008, 09:54:06 PM
Went on a mini storm chase earlier this evening.   Three photos here.....the first is the mesocyclone that formed a few miles to the SW, and so I took off and headed for it.  It was near sunset as I arrived within safe distance.  In the last photo, it kinda acted like it wanted to put down a vortex, but no such luck tonight.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 11, 2008, 09:54:34 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 11, 2008, 09:55:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 05:56:11 PM
In the past 10 days here in Missouri, in particular north central and NE Missouri has had 8 to 12 inches rain in places.  So I took a road trip today to the Clarence Cannon Dam near Perry, MO, which holds the 55,000 acres of water that drains most of this area.  Had to take many back roads to get there, as many of the roads in the area are still covered from the most recent rain (over 3 inches) yesterday alone!  The gates to the dam have been wide open for four days now, and will be for many more.  At full release capacity, 78,000 cubic feet of water per second is being released.  Quite a sight to see, feel, and can even hear a mile away.  Here are six photos of what I seen.



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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 05:59:07 PM
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Looking downstream from atop the dam.  The area from here to 18 miles to the south has been evacuated, as this re-regulation pool is expected to breach the secondary dam (not visible) appx. 3 miles downstream from this point.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 05:59:46 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 06:00:56 PM
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Lots of big fish some how survive the trip through the flood release gates.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 06:01:20 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 31, 2008, 06:01:51 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: conny on August 01, 2008, 01:06:04 AM
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Looking downstream from atop the dam.  The area from here to 18 miles to the south has been evacuated, as this re-regulation pool is expected to breach the secondary dam (not visible) appx. 3 miles downstream from this point.

oh wow great pic,i can feel and hear that water!! very intense picture!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 01, 2008, 01:35:36 AM
Unfortunately the Photos you posted of Katrina arriving Charlie, aren't. They are incredible photo's of Supercell thunderstorms taken in the mid west over a number of years by reknowned weather photographer Mike Hollingshead.

They are often said to be Katrina due to the immense scale that they have - it's one of those internet myths.

http://extremeinstability.com/index.htm

click on the link above and then go to the wallpapers link to see a good selection of Mike's work. Check out the rest of the site for some awesome weather pics, particularly his "Stock" collection

credit where credit's due.

N
xx
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on August 01, 2008, 12:11:03 PM
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WOW.....just WOW......


Great thread, spectacular pics!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on August 02, 2008, 12:32:27 AM
Amazing shots, Charlie. Thx for posting.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: acquaalta on August 03, 2008, 10:57:11 AM

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(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/unknown1.jpg)

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OMG!!!
These look utterly fantastic, beautiful, fascinating – and SCARY!!
Also the hailstone … wow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: acquaalta on August 03, 2008, 10:58:23 AM
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WOW.....just WOW......


Great thread, spectacular pics!

Agree!!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: jack on August 18, 2008, 10:04:39 PM
aren't i just the little weather magnet.

it amazes me how often i am in the way of one thing or another... last year it was a tornado.  check the map.


http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=26.11105&lon=-81.95251&zoom=8&type=hyb&rad=0&wxsn=0&svr=0&cams=0&sat=0&riv=0&mm=0&hur=1&hur.wr=0&hur.cod=0&hur.fx=0&hur.obs=0&hur.opa=70&hur.img=0&fire=0
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on August 19, 2008, 04:20:42 PM

it amazes me how often i am in the way of one thing or another... last year it was a tornado.  check the map.


....you're not coming to Northern Italy, are you Jack?

LOL!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 22, 2008, 05:48:20 PM
Dam good pics, Charlie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 09:08:37 PM
In the past 10 days here in Missouri, in particular north central and NE Missouri has had 8 to 12 inches rain in places.  So I took a road trip today to the Clarence Cannon Dam near Perry, MO, which holds the 55,000 acres of water that drains most of this area.  Had to take many back roads to get there, as many of the roads in the area are still covered from the most recent rain (over 3 inches) yesterday alone!  The gates to the dam have been wide open for four days now, and will be for many more.  At full release capacity, 78,000 cubic feet of water per second is being released.  Quite a sight to see, feel, and can even hear a mile away.  Here are six photos of what I seen.

8 to 12 inches?

Full release?

How did I miss this thread?

ETA: Regarding weather, we are just at the end of a heat wave here.  It's been in the high 80s in San Francisco, which happens occasionally at this time of year.  Now the marine layer has reasserted itself and we will be back down to temperatures in the mid-60s next week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_layer
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 07, 2008, 09:30:03 PM

8 to 12 inches?

Full release?

How did I miss this thread?


LOL, now Michael, much like a politician, you are pulling things out of context here.  But I have to admit, 8-12 inches at full release is indeed a thread not to be missed.  ;D

But for the record, we had seven more inches last week (rain from the remnants of Gustav), not the seven inches Grace Slick sings about in Across the Board.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 09:45:45 PM
But for the record, we had seven more inches last week (rain from the remnants of Gustav), not the seven inches Grace Slick sings about in Across the Board.

Well seven inches is pretty impressive for remnants.  Go Gustav!

As you probably know we get no rain here in the summer (well...it's very, very rare and it's usually only a trace when it occurs).

Oddly enough sometimes hot weather is referred to as 'earthquake weather' - and, of course, there is no such thing.  But it has been hot here and we did have a 4 point quake just the other day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 07, 2008, 10:10:22 PM
Never heard a word about the quake on the news, but did see the discussion over in the Diner, and where Chuck had some Depends sent to him.  ;D

Guess geographically, we all have our own problems.  Here in the midwest, this summer it has been tornadoes and flooding. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 10:17:07 PM
Guess geographically, we all have our own problems.  Here in the midwest, this summer it has been tornadoes and flooding. 

I'm familiar with this as I grew up in Michigan.  One of my earliest memories is getting down on the floor of the family auto in a tornado as we were driving.  You're in the heart of 'tornado alley', correct?

Have they been worse this year than usual?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:23:08 PM
Cool...a perfect place for this.

I just got power restored yesterday after having been without for 6 days. We experienced Cat 1 force winds here in the New Orleans area around 95 miles from the passing eyewall. I stayed in my house in the 'burbs for this one and have some pics and videos to share. All taken with my Canon S100 from indoors through double-paned glass (for the videos during the storm).

A Man Named Gustav


...the eve of the eve of his arrival...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/TheEveofGustav.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:24:22 PM
...and now the eve...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/Gustav004.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:24:45 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:25:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:25:41 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:28:35 PM
...the face of Gustav...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/ThefaceofGustav.jpg)

All of these pics occurred in less than ten minutes. This was the very first of the outermost bands, very narrow and well-defined.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:31:29 PM
These are some videos I took during the storm, trying to capture the continuous winds interspersed with the gusts.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/th_HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans015.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/?action=view&current=HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans015.flv)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:39:49 PM
...another...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/th_HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans-016.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/?action=view&current=HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans-016.flv)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:40:17 PM
...and another...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/th_HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans018.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/?action=view&current=HurricaneGustavinNewOrleans018.flv)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:40:49 PM
...the beard of Gustav...!

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/th_Gustavsbeard.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/?action=view&current=Gustavsbeard.flv)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:41:49 PM
...the aftermath in the neighborhood...

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/Gustav008.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:42:26 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 10:42:48 PM
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Overall, not too bad, no structural damage, but the power was an issue. Nighttime for the first two days was spooky, not a light in sight, just you...and the swamp...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2008, 10:49:13 PM
8 to 12 inches?

Full release?

How did I miss this thread?

ETA: Regarding weather, we are just at the end of a heat wave here.  It's been in the high 80s in San Francisco, which happens occasionally at this time of year.  Now the marine layer has reasserted itself and we will be back down to temperatures in the mid-60s next week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_layer

I for one am glad we are back to the normal pattern. I so enjoyed the cooler weather here today, and the breeze. Although we will probably get a few more of these days in the next 2 months.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on September 07, 2008, 10:56:45 PM
I take it that it was a bit windy in New Orleans then Lenny??

Great Pics and vids!

Sal    :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2008, 11:07:05 PM
Really scary pics and videos, Lenny. Reminds me of a couple when we lived on the Texas coast.
It had to be hard without electricity for such a long time.

Thanks for sharing these with us and letting us know the destructive nature of these storms and their aftermath.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 11:09:44 PM
I for one am glad we are back to the normal pattern. I so enjoyed the cooler weather here today, and the breeze. Although we will probably get a few more of these days in the next 2 months.

That's how you know you've fully acclimatized!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 11:12:03 PM
Thanks for the photos Lenny.  Glad this wasn't a repeat of three years ago - and I hope that Ike doesn't come to visit.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: sfericsf on September 07, 2008, 11:16:27 PM
Linda with as hot as it's been around here lately I was beginnin' ta think you brought San Antonio here with you.  :D  ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2008, 11:17:34 PM
Yes, Eric that is exactly how I felt!! But no AC!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2008, 11:19:26 PM
That's how you know you've fully acclimatized!

I was thinking about that this week, Michael!! :D
How much I love the cool weather and really dislike the heat!
And can set my clock to the marine layer coming in!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: sfericsf on September 07, 2008, 11:20:27 PM
Well it feels as though tonight our natural AC has finally turned on.  Yippee.  I can sleep tonight.  Ok, back to our regular scheduled programming...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 11:20:28 PM
I take it that it was a bit windy in New Orleans then Lenny??

Great Pics and vids!

Sal    :-*

It was windy, yes....hadn't felt that kind of power since Betsy in '65, and I wasn't here for Katrina. It was much stronger, with more damage in my area irrespective of the flooding in New Orleans.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2008, 11:23:20 PM
Well it feels as though tonight our natural AC has finally turned on.  Yippee.  I can sleep tonight.  Ok, back to our regular scheduled programming...

Yes and poor Killer loves that it has gotten cooler. He has been miserable!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 11:26:06 PM
Really scary pics and videos, Lenny. Reminds me of a couple when we lived on the Texas coast.
It had to be hard without electricity for such a long time.

Thanks for sharing these with us and letting us know the destructive nature of these storms and their aftermath.

Yes, Linda it was scary for a few moments now and again. Thnakfully the track he took spared New Orleans another disaster with the unfinished and under-engineered protection systems. Although all the Katrina repairs withstood this one.
Yes, power was an issue. I had to eat gas-starter fireplace oatmeal for breakfast! It wasn't too bad, though, a neighbor had a generator that we plugged the fridge into. That was most convenient.

And Ike is next...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 07, 2008, 11:28:52 PM
Thanks for the photos Lenny.  Glad this wasn't a repeat of three years ago - and I hope that Ike doesn't come to visit.

'welcome, Michael, you're right, no repeat, but the evacuation and reentry is maddening. I won't do that again unless a Cat 4 or higher threatens. It is just too much. People inching their way on the road for hundreds of miles. Everybody needs food, gas, and a piss stop all at the same time. It's unbelievable..

Ike..... :-\
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 07, 2008, 11:44:35 PM
Ike..... :-\

I was just looking at NOAA forecast maps and the 5 day forecast has the cone coming more directly at the coast of Texas - you'll probably feel it if it goes where they think it is going to, but you'll be on the edge.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 08, 2008, 12:02:43 AM
Yes, Linda it was scary for a few moments now and again. Thnakfully the track he took spared New Orleans another disaster with the unfinished and under-engineered protection systems. Although all the Katrina repairs withstood this one.
Yes, power was an issue. I had to eat gas-starter fireplace oatmeal for breakfast! It wasn't too bad, though, a neighbor had a generator that we plugged the fridge into. That was most convenient.

And Ike is next...

I answered this and it got lost when the forum went off.

I was thinking when it hit if the repairs had lasted and were completed enough. I am glad that they did.

I know you are glad for the generator your neighbor had and that they shared.

Did your oatmeal taste smokey? :D

I am hoping that Ike goes elsewhere. Not that I wish this for anyone, but ya'll don't need anymore.

Oh I see that Michael said it looked like it would go elsewhere.

I do know that the Middle Texas coast is overdue by 30 years for a bad one.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 08, 2008, 12:21:43 AM
I couldn't get back on either.

Yeah, this:

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200809_model.html#a_topad

My hunch tells me it might be a close match to Gustav....a double-header. That hasn't happened in recent history...


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 08, 2008, 12:27:00 AM
We used old pots just for this service, Linda, and the log grate is your pot holder. Kind of adventuresome, camping indoors, cooking with flashlights!  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 08, 2008, 12:28:17 AM
Yes, that's the path I saw as well.  It looks like they're predicting the eye will cross right around Port Arthur.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 08, 2008, 12:32:43 AM
Yes, that's the path I saw as well.  It looks like they're predicting the eye will cross right around Port Arthur.

Yeah, it's really too soon to tell, we just have to keep a close eye on each model run. The GFDL has been the most reliable model historically, and carries more weight.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 08, 2008, 12:37:45 AM
Are they predicting a cat 3 at landfall? Gustav was a 2, right?
I know that this far out anything could happen, but they seem to have been pretty accurate so far.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 08, 2008, 12:39:49 AM
Well, see you guys, here's hoping for the best for Ike...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 08, 2008, 12:42:15 AM
Are they predicting a cat 3 at landfall? Gustav was a 2, right?
I know that this far out anything could happen, but they seem to have been pretty accurate so far.

I think it's too soon to tell. It's supposed to be a 3 in the central Gulf and beyond that is unknown. We'll see...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 08, 2008, 12:44:23 AM
Nighty, Lenny.
Glad your electricity is back on.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 08, 2008, 12:02:20 PM
I'm familiar with this as I grew up in Michigan.  One of my earliest memories is getting down on the floor of the family auto in a tornado as we were driving.  You're in the heart of 'tornado alley', correct?

Have they been worse this year than usual?

Many more tornadoes than usual this year for the US as a whole.  I believe the midwest is about average, but the tropical storms frequently spawn tornadoes once the reach land.  I think this has kicked the number up a bit, but overall, the US is on a track for the most tornadoes in the past 10 years, if not longer.  As of June 5th, which is after our peak period here in the midwest, or as you say tornado alley, there had been just over 1,300 reported tornado touchdowns.  I believe I read somewhere, the death count from these storms has been higher this year also.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/torn/monthlytornstats.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 08, 2008, 12:08:29 PM

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Gustav%202008/TheEveofGustav.jpg)

Wow Lenny!  Thanks for the photos and the videos.  Intense scary stuff.   Sounds like you will have another on your doorstep (Ike) by mid-week.  Sure hope it doesn't cause too much damage.
I have distant relatives in Hattiesburg, MS, and they have had damage from the winds (tornadoes) also.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 08, 2008, 03:26:03 PM
Hoping for the best for you with Ike, Lenny! Time to say another flying novena to Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Hope he weakens and doesn't strike Louisiana this time.

Wonderful but scary pictures!

We got almost 7" in all from Hanna, but no wind damage. It gusted to about 50 or so, but the steady wind was much less. We lost power for only a little over 2 hours. The house remained dry, good thing we live near the top of a hill several hundred yards from the nearest stream, which probably overflowed during the storm.

We should be getting more rain tomorrow, but just a garden variety thunderstorm.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on September 12, 2008, 11:33:58 AM
Great pics Lenny!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:05:23 AM
Here are six photos I took this morning while on a walking trip; all within a mile of my home in central Missouri.  This is what results when seven inches of rain in the past 18 hours falls on already saturated ground.  This rain last night was from the remnants of hurricane Ike which caused much greater damage in the gulf, and in particular, Texas.


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2174.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:05:42 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2175.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:06:04 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2179.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:06:23 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2181.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:06:41 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2182.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:06:56 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2185.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 14, 2008, 11:13:06 AM
The ground's so saturated that it can't take much additional water, Charlie, that's for sure.

On the trip to CA, in Arkansas late July, I took the Peel Ferry across the White River (Bull Shoals Lake) just south of the Missouri line. Several trees on the bank were a few feet deep in water, and the access ramp to the towboat-vehicle barge ferry was partially under water, so it had to be reconfigured to permit access by vehicles, on both sides of the river. I suspect that conditions haven't improved since then down there.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 14, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
From May forward we have had just over 45 inches or rain.  I have never seen a summer as wet as this one has been.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 15, 2008, 11:19:25 PM

Here I go again... ;D

Catching up from the passing-by of Ike in the Gulf neighborhood this past weekend...

I took these videos on Thursday, 9/11, standing on the berm of the levee on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. I live just on the other side of this levee.
 
Hurricane Ike was passing by just to the south by some 250 mi. displaying his far-reaching effect. The effects were almost as great as for Gustav. And the wind blew for three days. I also never envisioned using my digipic camera to shoot so much video!

Notice the shadows of the clouds racing along the ground. Lake Pontchartrain is normally a placid, shallow if not large (24 mi. x 45 mi.) lake; one of three bodies of water surrounding the bowl that is metropolitan New Orleans. Angry waves as these are rare, only seen in advance of an approaching Gulf storm. The storm surge has elevated the water by some four feet; the breakwater concrete and bike path at the water's edge are completely covered. Gustav's water line is faintly visible further up on the grass as the water rose higher in that event.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/th_Ike09_11_2008.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/?action=view&current=Ike09_11_2008.flv)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 15, 2008, 11:23:33 PM

And lastly, here is a short video showing the neighborhood next to one of our parish's permanent pumping stations that pump rainwater from open canals throughout the area into Lake Pontchartrain. The level of the lake is higher than the canal. I am standing on the top of the levee.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/th_Ike-Pumpingstation.jpg) (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/?action=view&current=Ike-Pumpingstation.flv)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 15, 2008, 11:26:46 PM

A pic from NOLA.com of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. There is no levee protection system on the north shore. The line of trees and the stop sign are normally Lakeshore Drive, with a short linear park right up to the lake's edge, along a bulkhead. Flooding is 4-5 feet above normal.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/Mandevillelakefront.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 15, 2008, 11:35:15 PM

A pic from the Wunderblog website, Hurricane Ike from space, completely engulfing the Gulf of Mexico.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/ike_iss.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 15, 2008, 11:39:39 PM

OK, one more an' I'm outa here...this is another pic from the Wunderblog website, another pic from a satelite. Read the caption to the pic.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/ike_sar_small.jpg)
"Figure 1. Hurricane Ike approaching Galveston Island, as seen by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The white dot in the eye is the freighter Antalina, which got caught in the storm when its engines failed. A tugboat towed the Antilina safely to port on Saturday, and all 22 crewmen are well and the ship is undamaged. They'll have quite a story to tell (bet they barfed plenty)! Image Copyright ESA [2008], captured and processed by CSTARS University of Miami under license from Eurimage. CSTARS runs jointly with the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency a Hurricane Watch program where they take routine SAR images of tropical storms during hurricane season."
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 16, 2008, 03:09:55 PM
Wow, Lenny, thanks! Is that the pumping station right on the parish line that they were reconstructing when we drove by there a couple of Christmases ago?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 16, 2008, 04:49:48 PM

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/Mandevillelakefront.jpg)

Wow Lenny, that's something else!  I thought the flooding we had was bad, but yours is much worse.  Most of our smaller streams have receded now.  But the Missouri & Mississippi rivers are now on the rise.
Thanks for these photos and videos!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 16, 2008, 10:13:47 PM
Wow, Lenny, thanks! Is that the pumping station right on the parish line that they were reconstructing when we drove by there a couple of Christmases ago?



You're welcome, guys!

No, that is one of Jefferson Parish's permanent pumping stations, about 1 mi. from my home. That is the Elmwood canal and pumping station, in service for over 40 yrs. The one we saw was at the 17th St. Canal, at the parish line, and the contraption was being built is a temporary 'gate' designed to be lowered when the water reaches above 4 ft. in the canal, with pumps that can pump water around the gates. They were expected to only be lowered once or twice on 20 yrs., and they were lowered twice this season, once for Gustav and then again for Ike. The London canal with the same contraption is farther east (near Gentilly) and was closed as well. In their defense, the ACOE contraptions performed well, pumping water in tandem with the S&WB permanent pumping stations.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2008, 03:13:53 PM
Thanks for the info, Lenny!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 17, 2008, 03:23:20 PM

A pic from the Wunderblog website, Hurricane Ike from space, completely engulfing the Gulf of Mexico.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/ike_iss.jpg)

For me one of the fascinating things about this photo is the way that the storm actually looks almost as if it has waves coming off of it - like a pond with a stone dropped in it  (the feeder bands, I would guess).

I don't mean to belittle the horror of the storm or the devastation that it has caused - in the least - but there is a wonder to it as well, of the patterns which are replicated throughout nature.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 17, 2008, 03:38:27 PM
Yep, just like fractals, as you go up and down in scale the patterns are similar to one another.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bass51 on September 17, 2008, 04:14:34 PM

A pic from the Wunderblog website, Hurricane Ike from space, completely engulfing the Gulf of Mexico.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l309/LennyD51/Ike%202008/ike_iss.jpg)

For me one of the fascinating things about this photo is the way that the storm actually looks almost as if it has waves coming off of it - like a pond with a stone dropped in it  (the feeder bands, I would guess).

I don't mean to belittle the horror of the storm or the devastation that it has caused - in the least - but there is a wonder to it as well, of the patterns which are replicated throughout nature.


I, too, find the weather events fascinating, especially feeling the power of these things. I would love to know I could be safe, and not have endure the hardship of the aftermath, to feel the effects of a Cat 5 storm straight on. A friend's Dad experienced just that in the military, many years ago on Guam, in a bunker. He said just the sound noise from it was overwhelming.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on September 27, 2008, 08:00:14 AM
oh, i just found about this thread.. cool! well, it's been hot lately, down here in LA. we expect a high today of 90F or more...  :P :P hope others are experiencing cooler temps (and anybody that had to endure IKE is okay), the good thing is, if this keeps up, we'll be seeing lots of thongs on halloween.. ;)

here's a  quicktime movie (http://taxine.com/fullerspicer/CLOUDS.mov) with cloud pics and music. i've been a huge fan of clouds since i was a kid. living in denver, we were treated to spectacular clouds, especially during the summer when the afternoon thunderclouds would roll in from the plains, bump up against the rockies and pour down rain and hail. most of the times they lasted a half hour or less -- just long enough to get pelted as the giant, anvil-like cloud formation slowly moved westward, like giant ships floating in the thin air above us. they'd sometimes do the strangest things in the sky, like leave behind an egg-crate pattern of clouds overhead, tinged pink from the sunset skies and undulating like sea creatures or something.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2008, 08:05:47 AM
Not sure if I've posted this link here before. This is a vid of clouds as seen near the bamboo in the backyard. Not true timelapse, but half-second images every 30 seconds or so.

Jimmy, I hope you enjoy these!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKWMM70752Q

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2008, 12:40:02 PM
I loved the video, Fritz!
One thing I miss here is thunderstorms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2008, 12:49:15 PM
Hey Linda!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

Yep, t'storms can be neat, especially in the mountains in WV when the thunder echoes from the surrounding hillsides. Saw a couple of good ones this trip, as you know, both in Kansas!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 27, 2008, 01:05:26 PM
I loved the video, Fritz!
One thing I miss here is thunderstorms.

We actually have them here occasionally Linda.  They're rare and sometime happen in winter [!]
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2008, 01:53:48 PM
Yes, Michael, you had told me this, so I am just waiting for my first one out here, kinda like my first earthquake, which I slept through!! :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2008, 01:58:06 PM
May you sleep peacefully through all the earthquakes you get out there, Linda!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2008, 02:05:03 PM
Nope, the last three I was wide awake, but only one made it to the national news. It was big enough, the others were small! But thanks for the sentiment!!! :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 27, 2008, 02:49:07 PM
Nope, the last three I was wide awake, but only one made it to the national news. It was big enough, the others were small! But thanks for the sentiment!!! :D
I recall you saying you thought it was Killer bumping around under the recliner?  That's hilarious.   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2008, 02:52:46 PM
Yes!!! LOL. that was the last one, that was very minor. That is what it felt like.

The bigger one, I thought it was the rumbling from the railroad, but had never felt it before. It rattled the front door and got the dogs to barking and then when it continued, I realized what it was. I think it lasted 16 seconds, which they say is a long one.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on September 27, 2008, 02:56:13 PM
hi fritz, the vid you posted was cool.. it got pretty cloudy there at the end!  i'd freak if that's how clouds really moved... :D ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2008, 02:57:12 PM
Glad you liked it Jimmy! And so would I!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 27, 2008, 03:00:54 PM
Earthquakes are rare here in Missouri, although they say with the New Madrid fault in the SE portion of the state, we can have a whopper if it decides to move.

Actually, on April 18th of this year, we had our first sizeable earthquake in 40 years.  It was a 5.2 centered near the southern tip of where Illinois and Indiana meet.  It happened at 4:36am, and I slept right through it.  Many I worked with said it woke them up.  But there were aftershocks, and around 9am, when I was at work, definitely felt one of them.  It felt like something gigantic shoved the entire building.  Kind of a weird feeling.  But I suppose this sort of thing is pretty much an everyday event in California along the fault zones.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2008, 03:07:13 PM
The only one that was a real shaking was the big one that I think was a 5 or 5.1, I don;t remember. But the other ones were just a big "KLUNK" and a loud noise and nothing else. One of them I felt like that, I did not even know it was one until I heard about it on the late news.

We had a few in San Antonio, as it is on the Balcones fault. It is not very active though.

When I lived on the Texas coast, I knew about the huge one in Mexico City in the 80's, because I watched this wave go across the pool at the Condo I worked at. I thought, that has to be an earthquake somewhere, and turned on CNN and they were just starting to report it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2008, 03:10:32 PM
That's the reason why I feel a slightly heightened sense of nervousness when passing anywhere near New Madrid, Charlie! The 1811 quake was devastating, and unimaginable given the present population of the region.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 27, 2008, 09:08:05 PM
Yep it sure was, from what I have read in historical accounts of the event.  It has been said that cities such as Memphis and St. Louis would be leveled if a similar event occurred today.  Frightening I suppose, but not a lot I or anyone else can do about it if mother nature decides to burp!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tammy on October 05, 2008, 04:58:02 PM
That's the reason why I feel a slightly heightened sense of nervousness when passing anywhere near New Madrid, Charlie! The 1811 quake was devastating, and unimaginable given the present population of the region.



Dang, that sounds awful.

Dang.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on November 14, 2008, 02:35:15 PM
Well I just have to say what a beautiful day it is here!  It's 77 and sunny right now.  It's supposed to be this warm tomorrow too!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on November 14, 2008, 07:51:37 PM
Give 'em hell!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on November 14, 2008, 07:56:05 PM
We have had a fairly nice week here in MO, most days have been in the mid 50's, but it has been mostly cloudy and windy all week long.
Then it fell apart this afternoon, as the temps fell through the 40's, with rain now, and they say it will be light snow by morning, with
a high of only around 30 tomorrow!   

But back to the 40's by Sunday.......<sigh>
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on November 14, 2008, 07:59:51 PM
Here this is the time of year when we're most prone to fog, especially at Dulles Airport which lies in a shallow valley. Temperatures are usually mild, but things tend to be damp but without a huge amount of rain.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CANSTANDIT on November 15, 2008, 06:54:06 PM
I'm just now getting round to this thread-great idea. Those Hurricane Katrina pics were absolutely terrifying-and beautiful at the same time. Nothing is more gorgeous that nature.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on November 15, 2008, 10:33:58 PM
\
But back to the 40's by Sunday.......<sigh>

You can always visit the bay area....

 ;) :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 01, 2008, 11:53:03 AM
Not weather but don't know where else to put this:


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/moon.jpg)

The moon, Jupiter(above) and Venus (below) are looking something like this over SW England at this moment.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on December 01, 2008, 01:24:03 PM
Wow Cally..... looks like something from a fairy tale.....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 01, 2008, 05:04:29 PM
Not weather but don't know where else to put this:


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/moon.jpg)

The moon, Jupiter(above) and Venus (below) are looking something like this over SW England at this moment.

YES!  It was mentioned on the news tonight.....a once in a lifetime alignment.  Thanks for posting the photo!
Would love to see it for real here in Missouri this evening, but it is overcast  :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 01, 2008, 05:54:39 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC01776.jpg)

A view of it from Virginia.

I thought sure we would be clouded out too, but it cleared not long before sunset.

More pics of it in the Life throught the Lens thread.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 02, 2008, 12:10:28 AM
Not weather but don't know where else to put this:


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/moon.jpg)

The moon, Jupiter(above) and Venus (below) are looking something like this over SW England at this moment.
I have to say I wasn't trying to pass this off as my own photograph - I played around with one I googled to get the planets in the right position.  But Venus really was this close.  I hadn't known it was happening and couldn't believe what I saw - and it was a wonderful clear evening.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on December 09, 2008, 12:50:23 PM
High winds, severe storms and reported tornado strike north Texas overnight, damaging/destroying 50+ homes and businesses.  Tornados know no season.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h86/BrokenOkie/champion-coolers.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h86/BrokenOkie/denison-damage-2.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h86/BrokenOkie/denison-damage.jpg)

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h86/BrokenOkie/trampoline-in-tree.jpg)

Photos courtesy of kxii.com

Hubby got called out at 1:30am with the live truck, which cancelled his scheduled 12 hour day covering a Toys for Tots effort.

But at least we didn't get the freakin' snow that was forecast for last night. YAY!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 10, 2008, 01:41:18 AM
So true Glenn! Those are some pics of destruction.
We have had about 5 nights of heavy frost and ice here, which is unusual!

Finally  supposed to get some rain, so we will see about the ice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on December 10, 2008, 11:56:09 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC01776.jpg)

A view of it from Virginia.

I thought sure we would be clouded out too, but it cleared not long before sunset.

More pics of it in the Life throught the Lens thread.



Thank all of you for posting this!  Last Monday I noticed this spectacular view (in north Florida) and was just mesmerized by it!  I stared at the sky for nearly an hour. A perfect crescent, and the two planets "placed" perfectly near it!  Absolutely gorgeous and very spiritual to me.  I heard that the planets were Venus and Jupiter but didn't know which was where.  Thanks for the info.  Kind of sad that as the moon has been waxing/earth has been rotating/WHATEVER the moon hasn't been near the planets anymore.  But as someone who loves to stargaze I had a great time last week!  I am so glad others noticed the celestial beauty too, and took photos!

Mark   
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 10, 2008, 01:16:32 PM
High winds, severe storms and reported tornado strike north Texas overnight, damaging/destroying 50+ homes and businesses.  Tornados know no season.


Seen this on the news a couple hours ago....seems the whole thing has moved east and Alabama & Georgia now have tornado watches.
Here in MO last night, a bit of snow and freezing rain; but not enough to cause really any problems with travel.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 12, 2008, 01:03:28 AM
No big rain storms here yet - it's almost more like fall than winter here.  It's been kind of nice during the day - but this isn't good for our water table.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on December 17, 2008, 11:11:52 AM
The strangest thing happened yesterday.......

I woke up at 6.20, because my bed was shaking!  had no idea what it was, it felt like maybe a big truck or something was passing by....but I heard no noice..... a few more shakes, and I fell asleep again.

Later on I heard on the radio it had been an earthquake!!!!

The strongest in Scandinavia since 1904!!!  4,8 on the Richterscale.....

Everyone was talking about it everywhere, the whole day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: garyd on December 17, 2008, 11:52:56 AM
High winds, severe storms and reported tornado strike north Texas overnight, damaging/destroying 50+ homes and businesses.  Tornados know no season.



I heard that a tornado swept through Dennison, TX (North Texas close to OK border)
Are these pics from Dennison?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on December 17, 2008, 11:55:08 AM
Are these pics from Dennison?

Yes.  Some 150 homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: garyd on December 17, 2008, 11:59:59 AM
Are these pics from Dennison?

Yes.  Some 150 homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed.



Good lord.
Well, it is my experience that just about anything can happen, weather-wise, in around the Red River but a tornado
in December is unusual by just about any standard. 
(Hope too many liquor stores were not put out of commission .....don't  know what
the good people of Sherman would do!)  ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 17, 2008, 12:04:59 PM
This is a fascinating article - for all of our concerns about hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes the one climate related phenomenon that kills more people than any other is heat!

"Death map" shows heat a big hazard to Americans
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Maggie Fox, Health And Science Editor   – Wed Dec 17, 10:36 am ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Heat is more likely to kill an American than an earthquake, and thunderstorms kill more than hurricanes do, according to a "death map" published on Tuesday.

Researchers who compiled the county-by-county look at what natural disasters kill Americans said they hope their study will help emergency preparedness officials plan better.

Heat and drought caused 19.6 percent of total deaths from natural hazards, with summer thunderstorms causing 18.8 percent and winter weather causing 18.1 percent, the team at the University of South Carolina found.

Earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes combined were responsible for fewer than 5 percent of all hazard deaths.

Writing in BioMed Central's International Journal of Health Geographics, they said they hoped to dispel some myths about what the biggest threats to life and limb are.

"According to our results, the answer is heat," Susan Cutter and Kevin Borden of the University of South Carolina wrote in their report, which gathered data from 1970 to 2004.

"I think what most people would think, if you say what is the major cause of death and destruction, they would say hurricanes and earthquakes and flooding," Cutter said in a telephone interview. "They wouldn't say heat."

"What is noteworthy here is that over time, highly destructive, highly publicized, often-catastrophic singular events such as hurricanes and earthquakes are responsible for relatively few deaths when compared to the more frequent, less catastrophic such as heat waves and severe weather," they wrote.

The most dangerous places to live are much of the South, because of the heat risk, the hurricane coasts and the Great Plains states with their severe weather, Cutter said.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081217/hl_nm/us_death_usa_3
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 18, 2008, 03:38:39 PM
Gee, this kind of makes me want to snuggle under the blankets....

Las Vegas gets record Dec. snowfall, 3.6 inches
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer Ken Ritter, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS – Flights resumed in and out of Las Vegas, but schools and highways were closed Thursday after a record-setting snowfall coated marquees on the Strip, weighed down palm trees and blanketed surrounding mountain areas. The city awoke to clear weather after a storm that left 3.6 inches at McCarran International Airport. It was biggest December snowfall on record there, and the worst for any month since a 7 1/2-inch accumulation in January 1979, forecasters said.

The storm Wednesday and early Thursday also dumped snow or rain and snarled travel in other parts of Nevada, much of southern California and parts of northern Arizona.

"It looks like Whoville, all snowy, but with less joy and more extreme misery," said Calen Weiss, 19, who was stuck Wednesday when snow in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles disrupted travel on Interstate 15.

Cajon Pass and another leg of Interstate 15 near the Nevada line both reopened by midday Thursday, while Interstate 5, the major route between Northern and Southern California, partially reopened.

In Washington state, Seattle got a rare 4-inch accumulation, and in Spokane, the 17 inches piled up by 4 a.m. Thursday broke a 24-hour record total of 13 inches set in 1984. Spokane declared a "Condition Red" snow emergency, meaning crews will work around the clock until they complete a full city plow.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081218/ap_on_re_us/western_weather;_ylt=AkA9Aam5H_e_32aN_kugx30DW7oF

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 19, 2008, 02:52:13 PM
Guess what!  It isn't raining men!

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

And btw, what are you doing on Sunday April 13, 2036?

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news146.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2008, 03:51:55 PM
Assuming we get past 21 December 2012...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 19, 2008, 05:09:46 PM
Assuming we get past 21 December 2012...

I think we're safe there....

http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/19/no-doomsday-in-2012/


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CANSTANDIT on December 21, 2008, 11:56:47 AM
Speaking of snow-some 20-30 inches in northern AZ. The snowboarders are out in force.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on December 25, 2008, 04:08:41 PM
The strangest thing happened yesterday.......

I woke up at 6.20, because my bed was shaking! 

Earthquake here too, yesterday afternoon. I was at a friend's house, and I asked her 'Does your sofa always shake like this?'  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on December 25, 2008, 04:19:17 PM
It must be as unusual to you Daniela as it was to me!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on December 25, 2008, 04:21:17 PM
No, not really. We have several (light) earthquakes here. I can remember of at least 4 in the last 10 years or so.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on December 25, 2008, 04:34:30 PM
Oh I see. To me it was a totally new experience, I didn't even undersand what was happening!  :D

Although I read later in the paper that there have been like 7or 8 earthquakes of that magnitude in Scandinavia over the last 100 years.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 30, 2008, 06:36:41 PM
Not weather, per se, but we seem to be posting astronomical phenomenon here as well:

Celestial Show Set for New Year's Eve
 Robert Roy Britt
Editorial Director
SPACE.com robert Roy Britt
editorial Director
space.com – Tue Dec 30, 11:47 am ET

A delightful display of planets and the moon will occur on New Year's Eve for anyone wishing to step outside and look up just after sunset.

Venus, brighter than all other planets and stars, will dangle just below the thin crescent moon in the southwestern sky. It'll be visible -- impossible to miss, in fact -- just as the sun goes down, assuming skies are cloud-free.

Soon thereafter, Mercury and Jupiter will show up hugging the south-southwestern horizon (just above where the sun went down) and extremely close to each other. Jupiter is very bright and easy to spot; Mercury is faint and harder to see, but it'll be apparent by its location just to the left of Jupiter.

Jupiter and Mercury will set less than an hour after the sun, so timing your viewing just after sunset is crucial. You'll also need a location with a clear view of the western horizon, unobstructed by buildings, trees or mountains.

All the planets, along with the moon and sun, traverse an arc across our sky called the ecliptic, which corresponds to the plane in space that they all roughly share. For this reason, you could draw an imaginary line from the general location of Venus and the moon, down through the other two planets, and the line would point to where the sun went down. This line could also initially help you find Jupiter and Mercury.

Weather permitting, you can get a preview of the sky show on Tuesday, Dec. 30. On this evening, the planets will be in nearly the same place they'll be on Dec. 31, but the moon will be midway between Venus and the Mercury-Jupiter pairing.

One last trick:

Venus is so bright you can see it during daylight if you know where to look. Given Venus' proximity to the moon on New Year's Eve, this would be an excellent moment -- just before sunset -- to use the moon to help you find Venus and gain bragging rights for being one of the few people to be able to claim seeing more than one planet during the daytime (Earth being the other one).

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20081230/sc_space/celestialshowsetfornewyearseve;_ylt=Atm3BBbNTSnTx6BTo3OHkMcDW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on January 10, 2009, 07:42:48 PM
A delightful display of planets and the moon will occur on New Year's Eve for anyone wishing to step outside and look up just after sunset.

Venus, brighter than all other planets and stars, will dangle just below the thin crescent moon in the southwestern sky. It'll be visible -- impossible to miss, in fact -- just as the sun goes down, assuming skies are cloud-free.

This is a great thread -- first time I've had a chance to catch up with it.

As for the appearance of Venus below the crescent moon, I hadn't read this post yet at that time, but I do remember looking up and seeing a very bright planet below a crescent moon, early one evening right around New Year's Eve.  It was very impressive.  I'm glad to read the explanation of it here.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 10, 2009, 07:59:17 PM
Thanks for your visit Debbie.  We've had some interesting photos here for sure.  I was hoping by now to have some new ones up of various winter weather related events, but so far this winter, we have had really no weather at all.  Last year by this time we had at least a half dozen ice storms, two which were really significant.  Only one snow event so far tihs season, and it melted after a couple days.

In a positive way, the lack of severe weather is a good thing, as it makes travel and life in general easier and safer.  But rest assured if an event occurs, at least here in Mid-MO, I will be sure and document it with photos!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 11, 2009, 09:18:13 PM
We had temps in the high 60s here today - and several places in the Bay Area broke records for the day with temps in the 70s.  Still no rain.... :-\
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 12, 2009, 04:07:34 PM
I seen that on the news here in MO Michael!  They also mentioned the LA area has been having highs in the mid 80's.  Sounds nice to me, as tonight we are going down to the lower teens!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 12, 2009, 04:28:34 PM
Even here in Virginia, we're thinking longingly of those West Coast temperatures!  :D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 12, 2009, 04:51:52 PM
I seen that on the news here in MO Michael!  They also mentioned the LA area has been having highs in the mid 80's.  Sounds nice to me, as tonight we are going down to the lower teens!

Today it was 70!  Very nice, although a bit worrying too....

But given that I'm just getting over a bout of food poisoning I'll take it Charlie...it makes it much more comfortable to walk around outdoors.

You do start thinking 'hmmm...if it's 70 in January...what's it going to be like in July?'

There's no question that our weather is becoming more like Southern Californian weather.  Which is good for tourism - but bad for agriculture.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 12, 2009, 05:15:10 PM
These unseasonable temps in California, are they just in the coastal areas or do they extend into the central valley, where most of the agricultural production takes place?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 12, 2009, 05:31:40 PM
These unseasonable temps in California, are they just in the coastal areas or do they extend into the central valley, where most of the agricultural production takes place?

Well I was thinking of the Santa Cruz/Watsonville area (where it's 74 today) - and Napa/Sonoma (70) - both important agricultural areas and both in the broader definition of the bay area.  But yes, it's 63 in Modesto today - and 58 in Bakersfield and 56 in Fresno - so not AS warm as the bay area, but still warm.

p.s. - if you like artichokes you care what the weather is like in Watsonville....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 12, 2009, 06:48:52 PM
And Gilroy for garlic.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 12, 2009, 06:53:26 PM
And Gilroy for garlic.

Oy.  That place stinks.  Sorry, but they process the stuff there and it just smells awful to me.  Doesn't smell like garlic cooking, either.  It smells chemical.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 12, 2009, 06:55:30 PM
I've always wondered how their garlic-flavored ice cream tastes.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 13, 2009, 08:04:33 AM
While L.A. swelters, L.C. (Lake City) is seeing winter again, after a cold November and hot December!  The lows for the next four or five nights are supposed to be in the 20s and highs only in the high 50s/low 60s.

Yes folks, it does get cold in Florida from time to time!  But it's fun to wear my flannel jammies!   :)

Mark
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on January 13, 2009, 08:51:24 AM
Have fun in your jammies, Mark!! haha............I can't 'stand' to wear jammies, or anything to bed........oops, probably the wrong thread for that topic!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 13, 2009, 11:21:55 AM
Actually I prefer to sleep naked, too, but when it's cold and I'm all alone,  No way, Jose!!  Brrrrrrrrrrr...

Mark
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on January 13, 2009, 11:47:17 AM
I can be 'Jose' if you want........... ;D ;D ;D............LOL!! wrong thread again!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 13, 2009, 07:43:12 PM
It's been very very warm here. Record breaking temperatures.
It has really been gorgeous here. Sunny, dry and mid 70's.
We need the rain though and not supposed to get any for another 10 days or so.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 13, 2009, 09:05:51 PM
Could be worse Linda!  Don't know if you heard about this:

Bitter cold grips Minnesota
by Amy Forliti, Associated Press
January 13, 2009


St. Paul, Minn. — (AP) - The thermometer said it was 38 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service said the wind chill was negative 58.

But Robert Cameron and Keith Anderson still left their homes in the far northwestern Minnesota city of Hallock on Tuesday to meet a group of friends for a morning coffee at the Cenex service station.

"It's really not so bad," said Cameron, 75. "We've got clothing that goes with the weather. ... We're ready and rolling, no matter what."

"It's so beautiful," said Anderson, 66. "There's not a cloud in the sky."

Bone-chilling temperatures were recorded throughout the state Tuesday, thanks to a combination of clear skies, light winds and a pool of Arctic air and fresh snow that fell in the area a day earlier, said Tony Zaleski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

At about 8 a.m., the temperatures were minus 40 in International Falls, negative 35 in Roseau, negative 34 in Bemidji, minus 29 in Crookston and negative 23 in Duluth. Rochester had an air temperature of minus 18 and a wind chill of negative 41.

The mercury was at 18 degrees below zero in Minneapolis, with a wind chill of minus 32.

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http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/01/13/weather_traffic/?refid=0

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 13, 2009, 09:08:17 PM
One death in Wisconsin has been attributed to the cold already:

Death in Wisconsin blamed on Arctic cold
Written by Sentinel Staff     
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Temperatures crashed to Arctic levels Tuesday as a severe cold wave rolled across the upper Midwest on the heels of yet another snowstorm, closing schools and making most people think twice before going outside.

Thermometers read single digits early in the day as far south as Kansas and Missouri, where some areas warmed only into the teens by midday.

The ice and snow that glazed pavement was blamed for numerous traffic accidents from Minnesota to Indiana, where police said a truck overturned and spilled 43,000 pounds of cheese, closing a busy highway ramp during the night in the Gary area.

The bitter cold snap was responsible for at least one death Tuesday.

A 51-year-old man in northern Wisconsin died from exposure after wandering from his Hayward home early Tuesday, authorities said. His son reported him missing and said he was prone to sleepwalking, and deputies followed footprints in the snow to find the man about 190 yards from his house, Sawyer County Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle said.

Some Minnesotans took it as just another winter day, even in the state's extreme northwest corner where thermometers bottomed out at 38 degrees below zero at the town of Hallock and the National Weather Service said the wind chill was a shocking 58 below.

"It's really not so bad," Robert Cameron, 75, said as he and several friends gathered for morning coffee at the Cenex service station in Hallock. "We've got clothing that goes with the weather. ... We're ready and rolling, no matter what."

"It's so beautiful. There's not a cloud in the sky," said Keith Anderson, 66. But he said that's not stopping him from skipping town at the end of the week to spend a couple of months in Nevada and Arizona.

Outside, one of the station's gas pumps froze up at least once, and assistant manager Terrie Franks had to go out to apply deicer spray.

"You definitely have to have gloves on because touching the cold metal — your hands are frozen," Franks said by telephone.

The weather service warned that exposed flesh can freeze in 10 minutes when the wind chill is 40 degrees below zero or colder.

At about 8 a.m., temperatures were minus 40 in International Falls and minus 35 in Roseau. Farther south, Minneapolis hit 18 below zero with a wind chill of 32 below and black ice was blamed for numerous accidents.

In neighboring North Dakota, Grand Forks dropped to a record low of 37 below zero Tuesday morning, lopping six degrees off the old record set in 1979, the National Weather Service said.

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http://www.sent-trib.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9762&Itemid=81
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 13, 2009, 09:16:02 PM
And the cold is headed east (this article has a nice map with isobars on it showing where the cold is):

Extreme cold blasts Midwest, heads East
By Oren Dorrell, USA TODAY

The record-breaking extreme cold that is freezing the Midwest is dropping temperatures close to 50 below in spots, snapping sewerage lines and causing numerous vehicle pileups.
A blast of Arctic air is responsible for the unusual freeze that moved into the United States from Canada, said Bob Oravec, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md.

The cold front will spread to the East Coast and descend into the South by the end of the week, said meteorologist Brian Korty of the National Weather Service.

"This will probably be one of the coldest outbreaks of this winter if not the coldest," Korty said.

New York City could see below-zero temperatures Thursday night, AccuWeather reported, which would be the first time the city has been below zero since Jan. 19, 1994.

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http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/extremes/2009-01-13-cold-blast_N.htm?csp=34
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 14, 2009, 11:39:19 AM
Yep, Michael, it is arriving in Missouri even as I post.  at 6 am it was just at freezing, but here at just past noon it is now 18 degrees and falling.  Forecast low tonight for us is 0 to 5 below, and the same for the next night.  Highs tomorrow and Friday only single digits.  But they say by Saturday, we should be above freezing again.  It's not so much the cold but the wind here.  Sustained winds out of the NW at 20-30mph with gust up to 40.   Up in Chicago where Nellie is, I understand they have the cold, the wind plus another big snowfall today. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 14, 2009, 11:54:34 AM
It has always interested me how many people die from cold weather every year, Charlie, and how we really don't talk much about this - it's kind of just accepted as a normal thing.  I recall that when I moved to California and my mother would talk about the possibility of earthquakes I would tell her that though you never new when an earthquake would come, that come September I knew winter was just around the corner in Michigan.

Here is an article that puts it into perspective:

Severe Cold Weather Sends Death Rate Soaring
BERKELEY, California, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - Fatalities in the continental United States tend to climb for several weeks after severe cold spells, numbering 360 per day and 14,380 per year, according to a new study co-authored by two University of California economists.

Deaths linked to extreme cold account for 0.8 percent of the nation's annual death rate and outnumber those attributed to leukemia, murder and chronic liver disease combined, the study reports.

Cold-related deaths reduce the average life expectancy of Americans by at least a decade, it says.

The numbers are "remarkably large," said Enrico Moretti, a UC Berkeley associate professor of economics, and Oliver Deschenes, an associate professor of economics at UC Santa Barbara, in a December 2007 working paper, "Extreme Weather Events, Mortality and Migration."

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http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-31-096.asp
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 14, 2009, 03:29:24 PM
Oh no doubt Michael, sad as it is to talk about, there are homeless people right here in my community; who sleep under overpasses or in rundown or vacant properties, that have no utilities.  Granted some of these people have mental issues and refuse help of any kind; but freezing to death is a very real possibility when the temps go to zero, and the wind brings the chill factor to 20 below or better.  There were two confirmed freezing deaths here back in December....there will undoubtedly be more after the next two days.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 14, 2009, 04:20:38 PM
It's supposed to get into the mid single digits by Saturday morning here. Hate to see the next gas bill. This is the coldest weather we've had in several years.

The last time it was below zero here was for Reagan's second inaugural. They had to cancel the parade, because among other reasons the brass instruments were freezing to the players' lips.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on January 14, 2009, 04:48:18 PM
because among other reasons the brass instruments were freezing to the players' lips.



 :o    :P

That's terrible, Fritz!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on January 14, 2009, 06:19:03 PM
I know this isn't funny, but I remember when I was a kid, my brothers, and there were SIX of them, one of the older ones would get me to stick my tongue on the steel gate........OMG, talk about pain...........only took one time.........so, yeah, I bet those playing a brass instrument cannot possibly do it in sub-freezing temps...........no way!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 14, 2009, 06:36:41 PM
Oh no doubt Michael, sad as it is to talk about, there are homeless people right here in my community; who sleep under overpasses or in rundown or vacant properties, that have no utilities.  Granted some of these people have mental issues and refuse help of any kind; but freezing to death is a very real possibility when the temps go to zero, and the wind brings the chill factor to 20 below or better.  There were two confirmed freezing deaths here back in December....there will undoubtedly be more after the next two days.

Well they're not always homeless or the mentally ill - back in Michigan I remember seniors who were too proud (or perhaps in dementia) who didn't let people know that they had run out of money for heating oil.  Plus there are a number of deaths of people who suffer from exposure by being caught unaware in remote areas or winding up sliding into a ditch - if you hit your head by the time you come to you can be buried (and then buried again by a plow).

Although we also used to see an uptick in abandoned houses which caught on fire at this time of the year as well - and they were often accidentally sent by the homeless.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 14, 2009, 06:39:50 PM
It appears that the elderly/death connection happens in Europe as well.

Why more people die in the winter
By Michelle Roberts
Health reporter, BBC News

More than 23,000 elderly people died as a result of being too cold last winter in England and Wales.

The year before the toll was 29,000, which is nearly 10 people aged 65 or older every hour.

Yet temperatures only dropped to 4C on average.

Latest figures for Scotland show the nation's winter death toll was the lowest on record. Deaths fell by nearly 1,000, but still totalled 1,790.

Meanwhile, the coldest city in the world, Yakutsk in east Siberia, has no excess winter deaths, even though temperatures there can drop to minus 49C.

So why and how are so many people perishing in the UK from the cold?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5372296.stm
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 16, 2009, 09:20:56 AM
Meanwhile we're expecting daytime temps in the mid-60s this weekend in Sonoma (and high 30s at night *mental note - pack the down jacket*)....

Big chill clamps down on upper Midwest
By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press Writer   – Fri Jan 16, 7:33 am ET

CHICAGO – Forecasters say temperatures in the upper Midwest could be the coldest in years Friday as chilly Arctic air keeps spilling south from Canada.

The bone-numbing blast of arctic air that was also chilling the Northeast had claimed at least five lives and contributed to dozens of traffic accidents as vehicles slipped and slid on icy roads.

Scores of schools in Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois and upstate New York canceled classes for Friday as officials feared it would be dangerous for students to walk to school or wait for buses.

"They're waiting 30 minutes at a bus stop; there's the fear of frostbite and hypothermia," said Champaign Assistant Superintendent Beth Shepperd. "We also have more children walking to school without adequate outerwear."

At 5:30 a.m. Friday it was minus 10 in Cleveland, minus 6 in Detroit and minus 11 in Chicago.

In western upstate New York, meteorologist Dave Sage said areas near Lake Erie were getting "hit pretty hard" by snow Friday morning. Some areas were getting up to 2 inches per hour.

The National Weather Service predicted the subzero temperatures would persist into the weekend. Wind chill warnings were in effect over much of five states advising the cold and strong winds could lead to hypothermia, frost bite and death.

"When you have these cold temperatures, it doesn't take very long for skin to freeze," National Weather Service meteorologist Rod Donavon said.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_re_us/winter_weather;_ylt=AvtUqH8BFhpAlK8jQ_pIG80DW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 16, 2009, 01:47:43 PM
This morning it was 11 at Washington National, 8 at Dulles. The high today is in the upper teens (currently 18 at National), and it's supposed to be in the single digits tomorrow morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Clear and very sunny, just a light dusting of snow yesterday morning at Dulles, none at home in Arlington.

Y'all enjoy your wine tour!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 16, 2009, 02:04:01 PM
Y'all enjoy your wine tour!

We will!  You be careful in those cold temps....

Boy Gets Tongue Stuck to Frozen Streetlight Pole
Robert Roy Britt Editorial Director
livescience.com – Fri Jan 16, 9:25 am ET

A 10-year-old boy in Hammond, Ind. got his tongue stuck to a streetlight pole Wednesday evening during a cold snap he'll likely never forget.

And yes, his friends dared him, according to a local newspaper report.

The uncomfortable stunt is typically preceded by a triple-dog dare, as in the modern movie "A Christmas Story," in which Flick tries it as his friend Ralphie watches on with horror. But many people (presumably including the Hammond boy) aren't sure it can really happen.

Here's how it works: The tongue is covered with moisture, so when exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, that moisture can freeze. The temperature in Hammond was about 10 degrees Wednesday evening.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090116/sc_livescience/boygetstonguestucktofrozenstreetlightpole
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 16, 2009, 02:10:37 PM
I'll try very hard not to lick any frozen poles that come passing by.

Won't make any promises about other types of poles, however.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 16, 2009, 02:49:13 PM
I'll try very hard not to lick any frozen poles that come passing by.

Won't make any promises about other types of poles, however.

Well as it's the weather thread that's all we care about here.... :D

Oh...and brrr, y'all....

Brrr, y'all: Temps startle South, blanket the East
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press Writer Jay Reeves, Associated Press Writer   – 59 mins ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Miserable, lung-burning, face-numbing temperatures are one thing in the Midwest and Northeast. But the Deep South? Temperatures plummeted Friday across the Midwest and eastern U.S., and delivered a stinging slap to Southerners unaccustomed to the frigid weather. Schools were closed in a dozen states and homeless shelters were overcrowded. Those that did venture outside bundled up and made quick trips.

In an odd twist, Alabama was colder than Alaska.

"I never thought I'd see weather like this, not at all," said Maya Morgan, a 20-year-old Christian missionary from Barbados, who is on a fellowship at the Atlanta University complex. "And so that's why I like have, literally, six jackets on. Sometimes it's too cold to keep your eyes open."

Forecasters said temperatures in the upper Midwest could turn into the coldest in years as Arctic air keeps spilling southward from Canada. The cold snap has claimed at least six lives and contributed to dozens of traffic accidents. One death involved a man in a wheelchair who was found in subzero temperatures stuck in the snow, a shovel in his hand, outside his home in Des Moines, Iowa. He died at a hospital.

The cold weather has gripped the Midwest and Northeast for days, but as it crept further South, some were growing worried.

"We're afraid people will die in this kind of weather," said Anita Beaty, who works with the homeless in Atlanta, where temperatures dropped below the teens, some 20 degrees below normal lows in January. About 900 men packed a shelter that normally houses 700.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_re_us/winter_weather;_ylt=Ar02lk59dBe.ssPrJ4NtCJADW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 16, 2009, 05:05:24 PM
I'm telling ya, it's COLD down here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only 7 p.m. and already it's 40 degrees. 

Mark
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on January 16, 2009, 05:11:02 PM
Hope you'll be able to stay warm Mark!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 16, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
Yes, temperatures like this are not what the South is prepared for or used to. Some parts of Florida have houses without heaters, though with air conditioning.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 16, 2009, 05:17:35 PM
Yes, temperatures like this are not what the South is prepared for or used to. Some parts of Florida have houses without heaters, though with air conditioning.

Because of the weather out here many of the houses don't have heaters either, Fritz.  I have an electric wall heater - and a small space heater.  It's not pretty, but it works!  Worth going to Home Depot for, Mark.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 16, 2009, 05:21:33 PM
When I first heard of houses without heating, back in college when a floormate was describing helping his mother move to a new house in Ft Myers, I was quite astonished. It was hard to imagine an area which never needed heaters, even coming from an area like South Louisiana.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 16, 2009, 05:23:25 PM
When I first heard of houses without heating, back in college when a floormate was describing helping his mother move to a new house in Ft Myers, I was quite astonished. It was hard to imagine an area which never needed heaters, even coming from an area like South Louisiana.

Well in San Francisco we use friction to stay warm too.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 16, 2009, 05:25:01 PM
That's pleasant and highly effective.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 17, 2009, 05:15:16 AM
Yes, but I get splinters from the bedpost!    >:(

Mark
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2009, 12:44:03 AM
Made it up to the mid 70's in Sonoma today and clear crisp sky and bright sunshine.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/WineTour2009/WineTour2009051.jpg)

Mid 30's and clear skies tonight.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 18, 2009, 06:50:26 AM
ummmmmm.....grapes......which lead to  yuuuuuuummmmmm.....chardonnay!

Looks like these are irrigated...correct?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2009, 07:44:54 AM
Yummy lots of wine, Charlie.

Yes the irrigate!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 18, 2009, 09:47:49 AM
Although I'm prone to burning, it's worth noting that yesterday I needed to apply sunblock - and later in the afternoon Linda suggested I re-apply it (although I think that may have been the wine adding blush to my face.....)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on January 19, 2009, 09:29:04 AM
Yes, but I get splinters from the bedpost!    >:(

Mark
LOL!!  ;D ;D ;D....sounds like you need some company at your place!!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 19, 2009, 11:38:59 AM
Back to weather related posts.... ::)

Mr. President, it's cold outside
Sat Jan 17, 9:17 pm ET

It's cold, maybe even freezing. Sometimes it snows. So why do we have to have a huge outdoor event to inaugurate a new president on January 20? Our first president, George Washington, was smart enough to get himself inaugurated on a more balmy April 30, 1789. What went wrong?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20090117/pl_ynews/ynews_pl207;_ylt=ApzoreybnNXoNb1uGl8eQtsDW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 19, 2009, 11:42:59 AM
While we were traipsing through the vineyards, this was going on elsewhere....

Cold grips Northeast; South, Midwest get relief
By JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer   – Sat Jan 17, 5:10 pm ET

BOSTON – Bitter cold kept its grip on the Northeast on Saturday, while warmer temperatures brought relief to the Midwest and Southeast.

A day after schools in a dozen states closed and Alabama was colder than Alaska, temperatures in the South climbed into the 40s, thawing water fountains and pipes. Parts of the Northeast, however, persisted with temperatures barely in the teens.

In Boston, the Pine Street Inn shelter sent vans to look for the homeless during the day, rather than just at night, said shelter spokeswoman Barbara Trevisan. The shelter also expanded its hours and is serving an extra meal.

"From what I'm hearing, it's the coldest it's been in a number of years," she said.

Trevisan said the shelter, which holds about 700 people, has been packed in recent nights. Boston's low early Saturday was eight degrees, and temperatures hovered near zero elsewhere in the state.

The weather led to at least seven deaths. In northeast Ohio, authorities said an 8-year-old boy drowned Friday after he fell into a partially frozen creek and got stuck under the ice. Temperatures had reached several degrees below zero in the town of Mentor, Ohio.

Near Pittsburgh, the frozen body of a man was found outside his home at midday Friday. The cause of death was not immediately determined.

Subzero temperatures of 30 below zero in Berlin, N.H., forced firefighters from at least four communities to battle a blaze in shifts Saturday morning. At least two buildings were destroyed, including the local office of U.S. Rep Paul Hodes.

In Illinois, the deep cold that seized the state for two days eased, leaving flooded rivers and frozen waterways in its wake.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/ap_on_re_us/winter_weather;_ylt=AsHw1fmg6jA3a._t.URHHq9oWrEF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 19, 2009, 11:56:13 AM
I really do feel for all the folks who are dealing with all the hard winter problems lately. I know it is hard on all of you.

I wanted to post this picture so you don't forget what sunshine looks like. This was yesterday 1/28 at Lake Sonoma. The lake is really low.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/WineTour2009-2/WineTour20092076.jpg)

The downside to all this is that we are so badly below our annual rainfall that if we don't start getting some rain, we will have some horrendous wildfires this summer.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 19, 2009, 12:38:40 PM
Back to weather related posts.... ::)

Mr. President, it's cold outside
Sat Jan 17, 9:17 pm ET

It's cold, maybe even freezing. Sometimes it snows. So why do we have to have a huge outdoor event to inaugurate a new president on January 20? Our first president, George Washington, was smart enough to get himself inaugurated on a more balmy April 30, 1789. What went wrong?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20090117/pl_ynews/ynews_pl207;_ylt=ApzoreybnNXoNb1uGl8eQtsDW7oF

*singing, like Tevye* Tradition! Tradition! TRA-DI-TION!!!

(Besides, you should want another three months of Bush? :D )

And some people will say that the weather is a judgement on Obama. Of course, if the same happened four years ago, it would have just been another trial for the soon-to-be-ex-president.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 21, 2009, 05:33:08 PM
The downside to all this is that we are so badly below our annual rainfall that if we don't start getting some rain, we will have some horrendous wildfires this summer.

Besides which they'll start nagging (and more) in the summer - about watering lawns, leaky faucets, etc. 

We're currently at 53% of normal at SFO - San Jose is at 45%:

http://www.sfgate.com/weather/rainfall.shtml

This is not good.

But the good news is it's sprinkling right now...and I'm going to do my part by going out and walking in it - it always makes it rain harder.... ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 21, 2009, 05:46:47 PM
And Daly City? Or is that just clouds and gloom?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 21, 2009, 06:23:57 PM

Besides which they'll start nagging (and more) in the summer - about watering lawns, leaky faucets, etc. 

We're currently at 53% of normal at SFO - San Jose is at 45%:

http://www.sfgate.com/weather/rainfall.shtml

This is not good.

But the good news is it's sprinkling right now...and I'm going to do my part by going out and walking in it - it always makes it rain harder.... ;D

Michael, when they showed my local news here tonight, they said most of coastal southern & central California was getting rain this evening.  Is is true?
Hope so....sounds like any little bit of moisture you can get there will be beneficial.

Actually, the only reason they mentioned it is if the front holds together as it moves east, we could possibly get 4-5 inches of snow here next Monday.  That would be cool,
as we have had very little snow so far this winter season.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 21, 2009, 06:37:46 PM
On Monday, when I was not at work because of the holiday, there was a light dusting of snow at Dulles Airport. It was still there when I got to work today, and had not sublimed much before late afternoon. At home, 20 miles to the east and closer to the heat island of the city, we had no precip at all.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 21, 2009, 08:25:03 PM
And Daly City? Or is that just clouds and gloom?

Just clouds and gloom Fritz!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 21, 2009, 09:17:00 PM
Michael, when they showed my local news here tonight, they said most of coastal southern & central California was getting rain this evening.  Is is true?
Hope so....sounds like any little bit of moisture you can get there will be beneficial.

Actually, the only reason they mentioned it is if the front holds together as it moves east, we could possibly get 4-5 inches of snow here next Monday.  That would be cool,
as we have had very little snow so far this winter season.

Hmmm....well, that's going to take my getting Lyle or Jimmy to post over here to be certain.  The rain here petered out.  I shouldn't have carried my umbrella - that would have guaranteed heavy rain....

From the weather reports I've seen it looks like it's going to rain tomorrow, but it isn't raining now - and is only raining part of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.... :-\

Plus, I don't know if you know this, but it doesn't really help much if it rains in the southern part of the state.  The rain 'bank' is in the Sierra, in the watershed of the American river.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 22, 2009, 12:31:10 AM
Okay...for those of you really into weather...here's our local doppler radar:

http://weather.cbs5.com/auto/kpixV3/radar/radblast.asp?ID=PIX
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 01:52:04 PM
Charlie, this is the kind of story I was thinking about earlier when I was talking about people dying because of the cold - this gentleman wasn't homeless, just old and poor.  It's a warning for those who have older friends in cold climates - that's to be sure:

93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill
15 mins ago

BAY CITY, Mich. – A 93-year-old man froze to death inside his home just days after the municipal power company restricted his use of electricity because of unpaid bills, officials said.

Marvin E. Schur died "a slow, painful death," said Kanu Virani, Oakland County's deputy chief medical examiner, who performed the autopsy.

Neighbors discovered Schur's body on Jan. 17. They said the indoor temperature was below 32 degrees at the time, The Bay City Times reported Monday.

"Hypothermia shuts the whole system down, slowly," Virani said. "It's not easy to die from hypothermia without first realizing your fingers and toes feel like they're burning."

Schur owed Bay City Electric Light & Power more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills, Bay City Manager Robert Belleman told The Associated Press on Monday.

A city utility worker had installed a "limiter" device to restrict the use of electricity at Schur's home on Jan. 13, Belleman said. The device limits power reaching a home and blows out like a fuse if consumption rises past a set level. Power is not restored until the device is reset.

The limiter was tripped sometime between the time of installation and the discovery of Schur's body, Belleman said. He didn't know if anyone had made personal contact with Schur to explain how the device works.

Schur's body was discovered by neighbor George Pauwels Jr.

"His furnace was not running, the insides of his windows were full of ice the morning we found him," Pauwels told the newspaper.

Belleman said city workers keep the limiter on houses for 10 days, then shut off power entirely if the homeowner hasn't paid utility bills or arranged to do so.

He said Bay City Electric Light & Power's policies will be reviewed, but he didn't believe the city did anything wrong.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090126/ap_on_re_us/frozen_indoors;_ylt=Aoel3P7bHZ3b_s0YRf1oBl4DW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 26, 2009, 03:09:30 PM
A sad, terrible thing to happen.  Hope he has younger family, they get a greedy-ass lawyer, as most of them are;  and go after the power company big time there in Bay City.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 04:23:56 PM
I didn't know Mr. Schur but I do know the neighborhood. I used to live just a few blocks away, and my friend Josie lived right around the corner.

This isn't a sparsely populated rural area, it's one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, and I'm sure all of the neighbors knew Mr. Schur.

I'm not surprised that it was Mr. Pauwels that found him.  Mr. Pauwel's father used to check on my mother back in the early 70's when she was pregnant and my father was in Vietnam. And I remember once around that same time when there was a gas leak in the neighborhood late one night and Mr. Pauwels Sr. went door to door to warn us.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 07:28:22 PM
Charlie, this is the kind of story I was thinking about earlier when I was talking about people dying because of the cold - this gentleman wasn't homeless, just old and poor.  It's a warning for those who have older friends in cold climates - that's to be sure:


I wouldn't assume he was poor. Like I said this is a fairly nice neighborhood in Bay City.

More likely that he was totally alone in the world and wasn't able to handle his own finances anymore.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 07:40:06 PM
Charlie, this is the kind of story I was thinking about earlier when I was talking about people dying because of the cold - this gentleman wasn't homeless, just old and poor.  It's a warning for those who have older friends in cold climates - that's to be sure:

I wouldn't assume he was poor. Like I said this is a fairly nice neighborhood in Bay City.

More likely that he was totally alone in the world and wasn't able to handle his own finances anymore.

Yes, John, but if you read back further in the thread we were talking about people who freeze in the winter and homelessness was mentioned.  Hence my qualifier when I posted this article.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 26, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
I think it's terrible when we live in the wealthiest country on the planet and we have people who freeze to death in the winter....and others who die from heat related illnesses (Chicago comes to mind) in the summer months.
I can understand it to some extent as we discussed earlier when there are some who for mental reasons or whatever, refuse to accept assistance.  But to have a public utility do this to anyone is unacceptable.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on January 26, 2009, 08:01:38 PM
Whatever, it's just very sad to think of this happening to a 93-year-old.  Less than 32 degrees indoor temperature?  Awful.

Maybe someone from social services should have been alerted about the what the power company was doing.  I don't know what the answer is, but someone else should have been looking at this case before it was too late.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on January 26, 2009, 08:04:24 PM
Utility companies here offer an option for 3rd party notification if bills go unpaid.  Of course, customers have to make that option, but it could certainly help to prevent this type of tragedy.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 08:18:23 PM
Yes, John, but if you read back further in the thread we were talking about people who freeze in the winter and homelessness was mentioned.  Hence my qualifier when I posted this article.

Yes I've read the thread.

What I was trying to say is that he probably had money in the bank. I'm referring to the poverty of loneliness.

Quote
The poverty of loneliness and isolation and alienation — having no one to call, no one to visit, no one to tell you where to get help or to help you get it; no one to care whether you're alive or dead.
(not sure who wrote this. I got in in an email from my aunt)



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 09:30:49 PM
What I was trying to say is that he probably had money in the bank. I'm referring to the poverty of loneliness.

Oh!  Well in the weather thread I talk about the meterological cold - not the ontological cold.  Sorry for misunderstanding.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 10:03:21 PM
It seems to be a popular story around the net today, and I hear a lot of people saying his relatives will probably sue the city.

And they probably will.

The relatives who probably haven't seen him in years.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 10:04:21 PM
The relatives who probably haven't seen him in years.

And who left him to freeze!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 10:17:06 PM
About a month ago a woman died on a park bench in the park behind my hotel. I used to give her cigarettes. Her name was Ronda.

I smoke on my breaks at work next to that park, and at least once a week someone will make a caring comment that I should quit smoking. One of the women I work with even gave me some of that nicotine gum once.

I don't think anyone ever went to Ronda to tell her that being a homeless alcoholic and sleeping on a park bench is bad for her health.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 10:36:29 PM
^^^ I've tried before - it doesn't do any good.  You can't force people to take care of themselves....

Back on topic to the weather:

California's drought problem has less land being farmed
The Associated Press
Updated: 01/23/2009 08:49:09 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the nation's largest farms plan to cut back on planting crops this spring over concerns that the drought plaguing California will cause federal water supplies to dry up.

Farmers in the Central Valley said they would forgo planting thousands of acres of canning tomatoes and already have started slashing acreage for lettuce and melons.

As growers in Fresno and Kings counties prepared to sow their dry fields with tomato seeds this week, the giant water district that supplies the irrigation for their sprinklers warned them to think again.

Computer models of reservoirs and the year's patchy snowfall forecast water shortages so extreme that federal officials could cut allotments to zero, farmers were told.

"We thought it was important to talk to our growers so they can make important planting decisions," said Sarah Woolf, a spokeswoman for the Westlands Water District, the coalition of giant agribusinesses in the state's fertile interior.

When farmers left thousands of acres fallow last year, it cost $260million in crop losses statewide, as well as hundreds of jobs.

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_11541957

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 10:41:35 PM
Did anyone hear about this storm?

January 2009 Bay of Biscay storm:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2009_Bay_of_Biscay_storm
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 10:50:18 PM
When I drove to L.A. last August I was a little shocked at how dry it was.

I saw a few small dust storms off in the distance, and what used to be farms back in the 70's looked like the dust bowl from the 30's.

People will eventually have to return to the Great Lakes if they want water. Looks like Bay City is heading for boom times very soon.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 26, 2009, 10:56:02 PM
Argentine president declares farm emergency

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's president declared an agricultural emergency Monday in the nation's breadbasket provinces, responding to a key demand by powerful farm organizations amid the worst drought in decades.

Cristina Fernandez told political and business leaders in a televised press conference that the decree will exempt thousands of farmers from paying various taxes for one year to help them confront what analysts estimate will be $5 billion in losses this year.

Argentina's farming provinces, including Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Cordoba, La Pampa, Chaco and Santiago del Estero, have been hit by the worst drought since at least 1971, according to the National Weather Service.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090127/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_argentina_drought;_ylt=AjX_SPST1oYeGCFA9VsByQlvaA8F (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090127/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_argentina_drought;_ylt=AjX_SPST1oYeGCFA9VsByQlvaA8F)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 26, 2009, 11:34:46 PM
When I drove to L.A. last August I was a little shocked at how dry it was.

I saw a few small dust storms off in the distance, and what used to be farms back in the 70's looked like the dust bowl from the 30's.

People will eventually have to return to the Great Lakes if they want water. Looks like Bay City is heading for boom times very soon.

There's still lots of water up in the Northwest.  I have no desire to freeze to death.  And Seattle's pretty.  Ask Rob.

But regarding the central valley - it often gets like that in August.  You went down I-5 right?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 27, 2009, 11:02:02 AM
Yes I drove down on I-5.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 27, 2009, 11:03:53 AM
And Seattle's pretty.  Ask Rob.

I've been to Seattle. It's like Bay City on steroids. Didn't they both start out as lumbering towns?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 27, 2009, 11:11:58 AM
Bay City raises electric rates as Marvin Schur's death spurs anger

Quote
"It's just unfortunate that this gentleman didn't reach out," Brunner said. "We would have been there. We would have pointed him in the right direction or put him on some sort of payment plan."

That's just bullshit.  Years ago the city was going to cut off our electricity because my roommate hadn't paid the bill. If I remember correctly, the guy that came to the house rang the bell and gave us the option to pay right there or pay at city hall by the end of the day.

And $ 1,100 for utilities at this time of year is possibly only 3 months if he had electric heat.

The city screwed up and Mayor Brunner is trying to blame the victim.

I can't believe the city was too busy and Mr. Schur got lost in the system. This is a small town, and City Hall will hunt you down to the ends of the earth if you don't cut your grass.

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/01/bay_city_raises_electric_rates.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/01/bay_city_raises_electric_rates.html)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 27, 2009, 03:13:48 PM
The way he died, the poverty of loneliness, Eleanor Rigby comes to mind.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 27, 2009, 03:33:26 PM
The way he died, the poverty of loneliness, Eleanor Rigby comes to mind.

She did the weather too?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 27, 2009, 10:00:00 PM
Did anyone hear about this storm?

January 2009 Bay of Biscay storm:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2009_Bay_of_Biscay_storm

I'll have to ask Ingy if he was affected by it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 27, 2009, 11:42:22 PM
Did anyone hear about this storm?

January 2009 Bay of Biscay storm:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2009_Bay_of_Biscay_storm

I'll have top ask Ingy if he was affected by it.

You'll have which top ask Ingy if he was affected by it?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 28, 2009, 12:31:26 AM
Which ever one i can find!!! ::) ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 28, 2009, 12:48:31 PM
Winds topple Marie Antoinette's tree at Versailles
By IVAN COURONNE, Associated Press Writer Ivan Couronne, Associated Press Writer   – Tue Jan 27, 10:04 am ET

VERSAILLES, France – It survived the French Revolution and a devastating 1999 storm, but high winds have finally toppled a towering beech tree planted for Marie Antoinette more than two centuries ago at Versailles Palace.

The 82-foot (25-meter) high purple beech, one of the last trees in a hamlet dedicated to the former queen in the vast palace park, was felled Friday by an unusually fierce winter gust, the park's head gardener said.

"Imagine how an old tree in Versailles is vulnerable to the wind," gardener Alain Baraton told AP Television News on Tuesday. "That was all it took to cause the tree to fall and crash."

At least 21 people died in the winter storm that pounded France and Spain last week.

The 223-year-old tree's collapse, which also exhumed a jumble of roots, earth and grass, was the latest blow to the ex-queen's Versailles vegetation after her most cherished oak tree died in a 2003 heat wave.

The beech, a facus sylvatica purpura, featured its own plaque showing that it was planted in 1786. A decade ago, it had been damaged but survived an even more destructive storm that knocked down thousands of trees at Versailles.

Following that tempest, the beech's roots had grown moldy and shrunk so much that they could no longer counterbalance the weight of its 22-meter (72-foot) span of branches, Baraton said.

The beech will get an unceremonious finish: It will be cut up and sold to paper makers, he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090127/ap_on_re_eu/eu_france_versailles_tree;_ylt=AjYne4Rs_iGavXG5vAq8pM4DW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 28, 2009, 12:50:22 PM
Deadly winter storm begins barrage in Northeast
By PATRICK WALTERS, Associated Press Writer Patrick Walters, Associated Press Writer   – 1 hr 4 mins ago

PHILADELPHIA – A destructive winter storm left more than a million customers in the dark before barreling into the Northeast on Wednesday, delaying flights and turning the morning rush into the morning slush as communities braced for the worst.

The storm has been blamed for at least 23 deaths and a glaze of ice and snow that caused widespread power failures from the Southern Plains to the East Coast. Authorities said it could be a week before some communities have electricity again.

Tree limbs encased in ice tumbled onto roads and crashed onto power lines in hard-hit Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma on Tuesday and overnight. In Arkansas — where ice was 3 inches thick in some places — people huddled next to portable heaters and wood-burning fires as utilities warned electricity may be out for a week or more.

David Stark had an adventurous trip on Interstate 71 to get to work in La Grange, in northern Kentucky.

"The roads look clear but you can't do over 40 mph," he said during a stop at a convenience store for gas and food. "There's a lot of black ice. I slipped and slid everywhere."

Since the storm began building on Monday, the weather had been blamed for at least six deaths in Texas, four in Arkansas, three in Virginia, five in Missouri, two each in Ohio and Oklahoma, and one in Indiana. Winter storm warnings were in effect from Texas to New England on Wednesday.

Power was being restored to thousands of residents of Oklahoma, which was spared the destruction caused by an ice storm that killed nearly 30 people and darkened a half-million homes and businesses for days about 13 months ago.

But next door in Arkansas, about 300,000 customers lacked power Wednesday morning. More than 470,000 were in the dark in Kentucky, where Pearl Schmidt's family endured a cold night without power at their Paintsville home.

"We bundled up together on a bed with four blankets. It's freezing," she said.

In Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, nearly 300,000 homes and businesses were in the dark as ice and snow coated parts of the states. Ohio's top Republican lawmaker, Senate President Bill Harris, slipped on ice outside a hotel near the Statehouse in Columbus, broke a leg and missed the governor's State of the State address Wednesday.

Tracey Ramey of Waynesville, Ohio, a village about 20 miles southeast of Dayton, said her husband left for his job as a snow-plow operator late Monday with an overnight bag and hasn't been able to return. He did call her Wednesday morning to caution her not to go to her data-entry job.

"He said, 'There's 2 inches of ice on the road and there's no way you're going to make it to work,'" she said.

Air travelers hunkered down at airports throughout the region. Philadelphia International reported scattered cancellations and delays Wednesday morning. Airlines canceled more than a dozen flights each out of Columbus and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Arrivals and departures were delayed as long as three hours at New York-area airports.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090128/ap_on_re_us/winter_storm;_ylt=AmsrcwWcibavBRSjMyi0OPsDW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 28, 2009, 04:59:12 PM
8 Found Dead In Michigan Cold Since Jan. 17

Quote
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Grand Rapids man is the eighth person in nine days to be found dead in the Michigan cold.

The body of 52-year-old Thomas Pauli was found this week in the snow at an auto salvage business in Grand Rapids.

http://www.wnem.com/news/18586880/detail.html (http://www.wnem.com/news/18586880/detail.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 28, 2009, 05:00:39 PM
100-Pound Dog Found Frozen To Ground

Quote
HANCOCK, Mich. -- Authorities say a 100-pound dog was found frozen to the ground in the Upper Peninsula community of Hancock.

http://www.wnem.com/news/18585234/detail.html (http://www.wnem.com/news/18585234/detail.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 28, 2009, 06:29:06 PM
While the severe cold temps, ice storms, etc., do indeed bring death and misery; this season also has a beautiful and phenomenal side.

From the Jackson Hole News Guide today.....A phenomenon known as "light pillars" spreads across the night sky over Victor, Idaho, on Monday evening. The colorful columns form when light from the ground reflects off flat snow crystals descending through very cold air.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/971.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 28, 2009, 07:21:55 PM
That is gorgeous Charlie!!!
Almost looks like the Northern Lights!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on January 28, 2009, 08:25:29 PM
Wow - beautiful image, Charlie!  Thanks for sharing it and the info.

It kinda reminds me of the WTC Beacons of Hope lights.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 28, 2009, 08:27:42 PM
Maybe it's the rapture!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 29, 2009, 12:48:42 AM
Old and alone but not poor.

Quote
The medical examiner is looking into whether Schur suffered from dementia, particularly after police found enough cash lying around in the home to cover his bills. His nephew William Walworth said Schur told him two years ago he had $600,000 in savings.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090128/ap_on_re_us/frozen_indoors (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090128/ap_on_re_us/frozen_indoors)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 29, 2009, 08:53:45 PM
The medical examiner is looking into whether Schur suffered from dementia, particularly after police found enough cash lying around in the home to cover his bills. His nephew William Walworth said Schur told him two years ago he had $600,000 in savings.

I was thinking dementia when I heard this John.  It's one of the problems associated with the elderly and cold weather - they forget (or become worried about) how much money they really have and it affects their behavior. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 03, 2009, 08:28:01 PM
Magnitude 3.2 earthquake recorded in southeastern Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Geologists say three small earthquakes in less than a week in Oklahoma is no cause for concern.

Continues:  http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=9778560&nav=menu410_3


And they say nothing exciting ever happens 'round these parts.   :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 03, 2009, 08:35:25 PM
Well, did you feel them??

Now you know, if you did!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 03, 2009, 08:37:32 PM
I make my own.

...with a little help...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 03, 2009, 08:37:58 PM
Sheesh!!!!   ::)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 04, 2009, 01:47:40 AM
I make my own.

...with a little help...

Beano helps.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 04, 2009, 01:50:14 AM
Severe drought expected after mild January
Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, January 30, 2009

California teeters on the edge of the worst drought in the state's history, officials said Thursday after reporting that the Sierra Nevada snowpack - the backbone of the state's water supply - is only 61 percent of normal.

January usually douses California with about 20 percent of the state's annual precipitation, but instead it delivered a string of dry, sunny days this year, almost certainly pushing the state into a third year of drought.

The arid weather is occurring as the state's water system is under pressure from a growing population, an aging infrastructure and court-ordered reductions in water pumped through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta - problems that didn't exist or were less severe during similar dry spells in the late 1970s and late 1980s.

"We're definitely in really bad shape," said Elissa Lynn, chief meteorologist with the state Department of Water Resources. "People can expect to pay higher prices for produce ... and more agencies may be rationing ... some raising fees. We just don't have enough water."

In Sonoma County, water managers are expected to take a bold step Monday - telling residents to prepare for severe rationing within weeks.

"We have entered uncharted territory," said Pam Jeane, deputy chief engineer of operations at the Sonoma County Water Agency. "A 30 percent mandatory rationing order is just the beginning. Further decline in reservoir levels could necessitate 50 percent cutbacks."

After two consecutive dry years and with a third on the way, Lake Mendocino, one of two main reservoirs that supply 750,000 residents in Marin and Sonoma counties, contains only 32,000 acre-feet of water - about one-third of its capacity of 90,000 acre-feet. (One acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover one acre at a depth of one foot, enough to meet the needs of one to two families each year).

The picture is similar around the state. Lake Shasta, the largest reservoir in California, is at 31 percent of its capacity, down from 74 percent in 2007.

By now, water planners had hoped a series of strong storms would fill up reservoirs and make further rationing unnecessary. But a high-pressure system parked over Northern California has kept skies clear and warm through most of the winter.

Thursday's snow survey by the Department of Water Resources found that the snow's water content - the snowpack - across the Sierra Nevada was 61 percent of normal for this time of year. Last year at this time, the snowpack was 111 percent of normal, but the driest spring on record led to a drought.

The saturation level of snow, or the snow's water content, is the most important factor affecting the crucial spring runoff levels, which help water planners determine water supplies for their districts each season.

If Sonoma County institutes 50 percent rationing, it would be the Bay Area's most drastic measure so far to address the drought. Last spring, the East Bay Municipal Utility District announced 15 percent rationing and added extra drought fees.

continues:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/30/MNC615JNHB.DTL&hw=worst+drought&sn=003&sc=284
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 04, 2009, 02:19:31 AM

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Lampang - The provincial administration of this northern province Wednesday declared its 13 districts drought disaster zones.

Lampaing Governor Amornphan Nimanan said the declaration would allow the province administration to provide urgent assistance to villagers in the districts.

The districts are Muang, Hang Chat, Muang Pan, Jae Hom, Wang Nua, Ngao, Mae Tha, Mae Moh, Koh Kha, Toen, Sobprab, Serm Ngarm, and Mae Prik,

The drought affected 312,396 people from 95,688 families in 695 villages.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/30094982/13-Lampang-districts-declared-drought-disaster-zones (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/30094982/13-Lampang-districts-declared-drought-disaster-zones)

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Kerala will face a severe drought this summer as there has been a 20-25 per cent drop in rainfall from normal, forcing the government to draw up contingency plans to supply drinking water, water resources minister N K Premachandran said here today.   
   

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/severe-drought-expected-this-time-in-kerala/14/27/54297/on (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/severe-drought-expected-this-time-in-kerala/14/27/54297/on)


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Severe drought conditions will continue in northern China, with no rain forecast for the next ten days. Agriculture authorities have called for a prolonged fight against the three-month dry spell.

There has been no rain since November in northern China, and now millions of hectares of crops are threatened.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-02/04/content_7445586.htm (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-02/04/content_7445586.htm)

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Drought in Australia's main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system continues, with water stores near record lows despite recent rains, the head of the government's oversight body for the system said on Wednesday.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20090203/twl-environment-us-australia-drought-1202b49.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20090203/twl-environment-us-australia-drought-1202b49.html)

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Feb 3 - Iraq's Marsh Arabs plead for help as drought threatens their way of life.

Miles of reed stalks and baked mud are all that can be seen of much of Iraq's ancient marshes this year, as a lack of water threatens to turn one of the world's most important wetlands to wasteland

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/123371557360.htm (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/123371557360.htm)

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MEMO TO water consumers in Novato: Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth is helpful, but tearing out your front lawn might be a more appropriate response to the emerging drought.

http://www.marinij.com/ci_11622953?source=rss (http://www.marinij.com/ci_11622953?source=rss)

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Forget the cows, it’s the people who sell them that are going mad these days.

With the long drought continuing in this area, as well as other parts of Texas, more and more cattlemen are being forced to sell earlier than they’d like to due to dry land, dead grass and high grain and hay prices.

It’s gotten so bad that the Seguin Cattle Co. seems like it has more pick-up trucks in its parking lot for its weekly auctions these days than can be seen outside a Friday night football game in September.

“I talked to a guy the other day and he said, ‘It’s getting bad,’” said Otto Luensmann, part-owner of the Seguin Cattle Co. “I said, ‘It’s not just getting bad — it is bad.’”

And there’s no sign of an end in the near future.

http://seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=b7a38bd5cd8e78a4 (http://seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=b7a38bd5cd8e78a4)

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As a statewide drought continues, fire officials urged caution in the wake of a Houston grass fire on Monday and several wild fires in suburban areas over the weekend.

The Houston region and nearly 90 percent of the state are under abnormally dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and burn bans have been issued in three Houston-area counties.

Debris left behind by hurricanes Rita and Ike has fueled several wild fires in Harris, Liberty and Chambers counties, fire officials said.

“We’re extremely dry,” said Justice Jones, an official with the Texas Forest Service. “We haven’t reached significant levels, but the dead and dry vegetation and coastal grass from Rita and Ike are a concern.”

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6242369.html (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6242369.html)

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Skeletons of livestock are piling up in the scorching sun of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer as the worst drought in a generation turns much of Argentina’s breadbasket into a dust bowl.

The nation’s farm sector stands to lose $5 billion this year alone - a huge blow to the economy of Argentina, a top world exporter of soy, corn, wheat and beef - as well as to the government of President Cristina Fernandez, which faces billions of dollars in debt payments this year.

Wheat fields that once supplied flour for pasta-loving Argentines now resemble deserts, and spiny thistles are all that survive on cattle ranches in southern Buenos Aires province.

http://www.agweekly.com/articles/2009/02/03/news/ag_news/news31.txt (http://www.agweekly.com/articles/2009/02/03/news/ag_news/news31.txt)

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TAMPA - Back in the 1990s, Judy Williams watched the lake in her back yard slowly disappear, a consequence of massive groundwater pumping.

Now Williams' nightmarish memories are stirring again. A 3-year-old drought has dried up rivers, forcing regional water supplier Tampa Bay Water to increase the amount of water it pumps from the aquifer by up to 80 percent.

http://northwest2.tbo.com/content/2009/feb/03/031127/tampa-area-drought-means-increase-groundwater-pump/news/ (http://northwest2.tbo.com/content/2009/feb/03/031127/tampa-area-drought-means-increase-groundwater-pump/news/)



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 04, 2009, 02:28:11 AM

Australian floods wash crocodiles into streets

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SYDNEY (AFP) – Floods ravaging northern Australia have washed crocodiles onto the streets, where one was hit by a car, authorities said in a warning to residents Wednesday.

More than 60 percent of the vast northeastern state of Queensland has been declared a disaster area, and flooding after two recent cyclones has affected almost 3,000 homes, they said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090204/sc_afp/australiaweatherflood (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090204/sc_afp/australiaweatherflood)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 04, 2009, 02:33:12 AM
Farmers count the cost of plague of locusts

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OFFICIALS from the Department of Agriculture , who are helping embattled Eastern Cape farmers clear up after swarms of locusts destroyed crops and grazing, yesterday said they were dealing with a disaster .

Damage is said to run into hundreds of thousands of rands, maybe millions.


http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=286424 (http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=286424)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 04, 2009, 02:35:15 AM
Steady drought figures turn new boards' focus to locust control

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The drought has again eased slightly across parts of NSW, but warmer temperatures have resulted in increased locust activity, Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald said this week.

http://cowra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/steady-drought-figures-turn-new-boards-focus-to-locust-control/1406740.aspx (http://cowra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/steady-drought-figures-turn-new-boards-focus-to-locust-control/1406740.aspx)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 04, 2009, 07:25:54 PM
WWII vet frozen to death leaves estate to hospital


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A 93-year-old World War II medic who froze to death last month in his Bay City, Michigan, home left his entire estate to a local hospital, an estate attorney told CNN Wednesday.

The attorney would not disclose the exact amount left behind by Martin Schur. But his nephew said his uncle indicated to family members two years ago that he had saved up more than a half-million dollars over the years. Schur and his wife, Marian, who died more than a year ago, did not have any children.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/04/freezing.death.folo/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/04/freezing.death.folo/index.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 05, 2009, 11:47:04 PM
The Missouri River is sinking.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/05/national/a105751S56.DTL&hw=drought&sn=004&sc=314 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/05/national/a105751S56.DTL&hw=drought&sn=004&sc=314)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 05, 2009, 11:49:52 PM
China declares emergency in drought-struck regions

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China declared an emergency Thursday in eight provinces suffering a serious drought that has left nearly 4 million people without proper drinking water and is threatening millions of acres of crops.

The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief posted a notice on its Web site declaring the situation a level-two emergency on the country's four-level scale. It called it a drought "rarely seen in history."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/04/international/i204232S86.DTL&hw=drought&sn=010&sc=1000 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/04/international/i204232S86.DTL&hw=drought&sn=010&sc=1000)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on February 05, 2009, 11:56:11 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on February 06, 2009, 08:32:07 PM
The Missouri River is sinking.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/05/national/a105751S56.DTL&hw=drought&sn=004&sc=314 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/05/national/a105751S56.DTL&hw=drought&sn=004&sc=314)

This is a very unusual story, John.  The river bed is actually sinking, not just that the water level is falling.  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 06, 2009, 08:47:36 PM
Well it's finally raining here - it's been on and off all day - they say it will be raining like this for a while - here's hoping!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 10, 2009, 11:55:39 PM
Tornado kills at least 4 in southern Oklahoma


By JEFF LATZKE

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A large, violent tornado ripped through a southern Oklahoma town late Tuesday evening, killing four people and injuring up to 50, authorities said. Severe weather also caused damage and power outages in metro Oklahoma City and western Texas.

At least four people were killed and between 20 and 50 were injured by the tornado in Lone Grove, the state Department of Emergency Management said. The town of about 4,600 people is about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City.

Damage in the town was extensive and ambulances and other first responders from communities near Lone Grove were heading there, said Amber Wilson, the emergency management director for nearby Ardmore.

"Basically, all we have, it is pretty bad," said Chester Agan, assistant emergency manager for Carter County.

Continues:  http://apnews.myway.com//article/20090211/D96973H80.html

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My brother and his wife lost their house in this storm, but escaped uninjured.  Local news reports include massive destruction and power outages, overcrowded ER with some severely injured patients airlifted to Parkland in Dallas.  There were also homes destroyed and injuries north of Ardmore, where the tornado crossed I-35.  The path of destruction is reported to be 1/4 mile wide. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 11, 2009, 12:02:39 AM
Very, very sorry to hear of your brother and sister-in-law's loss Glenn.  My thoughts are with you and them.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 11, 2009, 01:31:30 AM
I am thinking of your family Glenn and sending you and them many prayers.
Also go out to all the folks affected by this storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 11, 2009, 04:13:23 AM
Damn Glenn,

I'm sorry that your sister and her family lost their house.  Thank God they're ok.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on February 11, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
I'm so sorry about your brother and his wife losing their home, Glenn. What a luck the're unharmed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 11, 2009, 09:38:35 AM
Glenn, all yesterday afternoon as I watched the radar, I was thinking of you, and hoping you were safe.    So sorry to hear about this destruction, but I'm afraid we are just getting started for the new year.
These types of storms will really pick up in frequency and intensity as we get into the spring months.

Right now on TV they are reporting from Lone Grove, OK; which apparently is where they had the fatalities.  I believe they just said the count is up to 10 people now.
All were in mobile homes the reporter said.  The only place you are really safe in the F-3 to F-5 storms, any kind of cyclone really, is below ground.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on February 11, 2009, 10:32:44 AM
Thoughts are with your bro and SIL, Glenn

Sal  :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 11, 2009, 03:42:32 PM
Oh (((((((((((((((((Glenn)))))))))))))))))))) just got home and heard the terrible news. Praying for your loved ones and wishing the best for them.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:50:08 PM
Tears.  Hugs.  Shock.  Sadness.

A few pix...

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Looking north.  The house and shop were there until yesterday evening.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:51:47 PM
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All that was left standing of the house - garage door frame and the west wall.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:52:36 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:53:15 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:54:24 PM
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This was a welding/machine shop - approx 60' x 100' and about 25 feet tall at the peak (for hoists, etc).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:55:25 PM
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Loading house debris for burial just down the hill.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:56:25 PM
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Implement overturned inside small pen area.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:56:58 PM
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West wall of the house
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:57:57 PM
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Sorting.....discarding.....saving
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:58:53 PM
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The force of the twister literally sucked the 'guts' out of the A/C unit.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 06:59:54 PM
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Back yard
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:01:06 PM
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One of the large flower pots on their patio was untouched; the other destroyed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:02:22 PM
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Grave for the house.   If memory serves, when their previous house burned it was buried very near the same spot.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:02:58 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:04:04 PM
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Carport cover (what's left of it) is on the left side
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:04:50 PM
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Shop building
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 11, 2009, 07:05:26 PM
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Sorting.....discarding.....saving

Could be Ennis.  :(

Thanks, Glenn. It must be unimaginably discouraging.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:05:45 PM
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Flatbed doing a backflip
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:07:05 PM
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Cattleguard at the entrance to shop and house
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:08:20 PM
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Skeletal remains of shop framework
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:10:40 PM
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Debris scattered across the pasture.  One of the things you won't hear on TV news is that this type of damage permanently ruins meadows, etc. for hay crops.  If you bail the debris, it will cause fatalities in your herd later.  It's OK to continue using for general grazing.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:11:34 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 11, 2009, 07:12:16 PM
Incredible shots of the destruction Glenn.  Awesome yet frightening what wind can do to things.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:13:50 PM
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The building went, but my bro's excellent welding held well enough at this joint to prevent total collapse.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:14:45 PM
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Mangled stock trailer.  I don't remember if it was inside the shop, or sitting on the east side.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:16:03 PM
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This is amazing to me, even though I've seen bigger and worse.  This is all heavy equipment, jumbled and thrown together.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:16:56 PM
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Destroyed ranch equipment, including weed sprayer, etc.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:18:22 PM
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Ford Tough.   :-\

It was most likely inside the garage, then ended up slammed against the pipe fence.  (The fence was constructed of drill stem, for those of you familiar with the oil patch.  It isn't light duty).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:19:58 PM
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This is a feed bin.  It is meant to stand upright.

When upright, you load your truck from it, then dispense the cubes from a chute built on the truck.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:23:38 PM
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This is what saved two lives.  When they built the house, my brother cut, designed, rebuilt and buried an oil field tank below the garage slab for a storm shelter.  They just barely got the hatch secured when the house was hit.  The ladder was bent over the hatch and they were trapped for about 30 minutes until friends/neighbors showed up and discovered where they were.

I saw a brief TV interview with my brother this morning.  They showed this same shot.  His quote was (to the effect) "we knew when we crawled in that hole that the house was a goner".
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
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This is my brother.  Bless his heart.  He built that shop himself, and here he is loading the remains.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:26:56 PM
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TV crews line US Hwy 70 in Lone Grove, just in front of the former location of the Chamber of Commerce and a furniture store - all destroyed.

Also receiving severe damage were:

UPS facility

Post Office

Restaurant

Various other businesses and lots of homes

Entire mobile home park destroyed.  As I left town they reported finding two more bodies in that mess.  That's some 10 to 12 fatalities so far.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:27:24 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:28:23 PM
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Large section of roof from a new church building.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 07:31:36 PM
Quote from: Fritz
It must be unimaginably discouraging.

Fritz, it's like flashbacks.  And yes, so very, very discouraging....



That's enough pix for now.  I may go back out tomorrow.  Although not directly affected (I had no damage), this has been a very tough day.   We'll be getting bro and sis set up in Mom's house tomorrow.  Thankfully it had not yet sold.  There's always a reason.  For everything.

  Always.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 11, 2009, 07:32:51 PM
((((((((((((Glenn)))))))))))))))))

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on February 11, 2009, 07:48:50 PM
All that was left standing of the house - garage door frame and the west wall.

Oh, (((((Glenn))))), I'm so sorry to hear of this. 
I did hear reports of a tornado on CNN, but didn't see any pictures.
This is awful.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 11, 2009, 08:05:10 PM
Thank you Debbie, Fritz, Charlie - everyone.   

There were other tornadoes in Okla yesterday, one just north of OKC that ripped into an apartment complex.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 11, 2009, 08:18:54 PM
((((( Glenn ))))), my prayers for your brother and family.  So tragic anytime, but more so when it's people you know.

This particular storm was rated I believe at an F-4, which means winds reach and exceed 165mph.  But this one was a monster from the fact it had a path of destruction of a half mile wide.
I knew while watching the radar maps out of OK yesterday afternoon, and could plainly see a huge hook echo, someone was getting a tornado...a big one.
As I said earlier, the only place to have good safety in these types of storms is below ground, and thank God, your photos showed that is exactly where your brother and wife sought shelter.
It saved their lives.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on February 11, 2009, 11:05:28 PM
Amazing photo's of what mother nature can do Glenn.

Sal   :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 12, 2009, 12:12:59 AM
((((((((Glenn))))))))

So tough all the way around, for everyone. Those who lost and those who see the devastation and are there for those who lost.

Hugs for your whole family. Prayers for the whole community.
As you say, there is always a reason for everything.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on February 12, 2009, 10:50:31 AM
Incredible shots, Glenn....

Looking at them, it's almost hard to believe it's real..... :(

Good thing your brother was so foreseeing and built that shelter!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 12, 2009, 11:22:18 PM
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h86/BrokenOkie/Tornado2-09/HPIM3227.jpg)

what incredible force Glen - and like Sonja says, how fortunate that your brother had the foresight to put this in.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 13, 2009, 03:37:58 AM
((((((((Glenn))))))))

So tough all the way around, for everyone. Those who lost and those who see the devastation and are there for those who lost.

Hugs for your whole family. Prayers for the whole community.
As you say, there is always a reason for everything.

Prayers from me too, Glenn.  I'm just glad your loved ones survived.

Mark
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 13, 2009, 05:03:13 PM
John - is it raining up there?  It's pouring here....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 13, 2009, 06:47:28 PM
Pouring here too, Michael!
1½" since last night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 13, 2009, 09:04:13 PM
Linda, a friend was over for a visit, and we were watching tapes of the trip to SF, including when we were in your yard with you telling of how little rain you had gotten since new year of 08.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 13, 2009, 09:18:00 PM
Yes it really has changed, but we are still behind. But we are getting a lot of rain this weekend.  It'll help.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BrokenOkie on February 14, 2009, 12:33:56 AM
Glad you're finally getting some rain, Linda.  Send it on over when you get enough!  But please, no wind. 


Tornado update....the twister that destroyed my brother's property was rated as an F-4.  They got into the storm shelter with only about 5 seconds to spare when it hit.  The north wall of the house fell inward, blocking the entry to the shelter.  They were trapped for about 30 minutes until neighbors/friends/rescue workers located them.  The house slab has been cleared; enough personal belongings saved to fill a 2-car garage and they're getting settled into Mom's house.  We weren't aware before this evening that there's damage there as well. (the fun just never stops)  Straight wind flipped a patio cover over on the roof and did some other roof damage.

Here's an MSNBC video link - the nighttime footage at the beginning of the report is my brother's house & shop (and him).  At the very beginning of the daylight footage you can see a stock trailer fall from the framework of the shop.   The gentleman who was sucked out of his house (later in the report) is a longtime family friend.  He's doing OK.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29147326#29147326 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 14, 2009, 04:44:19 AM
Yes it really has changed, but we are still behind. But we are getting a lot of rain this weekend.  It'll help.

That's so weird, Linda--3,000 miles away where I am it's the exact story.  Below normal rain totals but it's going to rain all weekend so that will help.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 14, 2009, 08:24:59 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/29147326#29147326 

Thanks, Glenn for that link; I seen the story first on NBC nightly news.  Probably not the way your brother would like to receive national recognition, but so glad they are safe.
My prayers for the families of others who weren's as fortunate.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 14, 2009, 11:08:25 PM
Yes it really has changed, but we are still behind. But we are getting a lot of rain this weekend.  It'll help.

Parts of the bay area are supposed to get 3 inches tonight.  Of rain.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2009, 11:10:59 PM
I am glad you qualified that Michael!!! ::) :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 15, 2009, 12:06:44 AM
I am glad you qualified that Michael!!! ::) :D

Well I didn't want Charlie to think I was referring to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' over in the weather thread....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 15, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
Just now turned on the TV to the weather channel and they said it was pouring rain this morning in San Fran.

But they also said you were still over 5-inches (there's that term again  ;D), below normal.  So I guess you
aren't quite ready for this classic from Creedence yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 15, 2009, 06:50:32 PM
LOL!!! Charlie!!

I came home from the city a little while ago and have over 2 inches (of rain) ;D in the rain gauge, since I dumped it yesterday, and it is still pouring. This is after an inch over two days Thursday and Friday,

I'll keep you posted!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 15, 2009, 06:58:27 PM
Here's hoping Linda and Charlie!  I hope this fills up the reservoir in Bodega Bay - they were looking at severe rationing to get through the summer.

And Charlie, I'm more in the mood for this (a favorite of mind from the 70s):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InYiKb6u1pc
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 15, 2009, 07:37:23 PM
An inch here, an inch there, pretty soon you'll start overflowing.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 15, 2009, 07:48:56 PM
An inch here, an inch there, pretty soon you'll start overflowing.

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 15, 2009, 08:01:02 PM
Here's hoping Linda and Charlie!  I hope this fills up the reservoir in Bodega Bay - they were looking at severe rationing to get through the summer.


Bodega Bay?  It's north of Frisco about 100 miles or so?  Heard the birds were a real problem there back in the early 60's!  :D
Also, isn't that one of the sites that PG&E dug a big hole for a reactor and figured out it was on a fault line...duh!  Don't believe they
ever constructed anything there.

The Weather Channel said the bay area and central CA could expect rain Mon/Tues/Wed before ending later this week.  With the drought
this area of CA has experienced lately, doubt many are complaining.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 15, 2009, 08:25:13 PM
Not a bit Charlie.
Although John just left and I worry about him driving in this mess, although it did show where he is driving it has let up a bit.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 15, 2009, 09:18:58 PM
Bodega Bay?  It's north of Frisco about 100 miles or so?  Heard the birds were a real problem there back in the early 60's!  :D
Also, isn't that one of the sites that PG&E dug a big hole for a reactor and figured out it was on a fault line...duh!  Don't believe they
ever constructed anything there.

It's a bird habitat now (a/k/a that hole in the ground filled with water....).  :D :D :D

Actually I got my B-named north bay towns mixed up.  Bolinas, not Bodega Bay...and it's 15 miles north of SF and Bodega is 40 miles north (but you'd think you were in another world - Linda, Ingy and I went there when he was in town). 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/04/MNV415MGLA.DTL&hw=point+reyes+drought&sn=001&sc=1000
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on February 17, 2009, 11:27:46 AM
Just now turned on the TV to the weather channel and they said it was pouring rain this morning in San Fran.

But they also said you were still over 5-inches (there's that term again  ;D), below normal.  So I guess you
aren't quite ready for this classic from Creedence yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA

Charlie, that's a very fitting song for the weather thread!

Not to mention, an oldie and very goodie.   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 17, 2009, 07:41:43 PM
Well when I got home this evening, I dumped my rain gauge and it was 6 inches. This is accumulation from Saturday night till today at 6 pm. I dumped the gauge from Thursday and Friday. There was about 1½ inches then.
It has started to rain a bit more tonight.

Love the song Charlie!!! :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 17, 2009, 08:10:12 PM
Well when I got home this evening, I dumped my rain gauge and it was 6 inches.

Well, you know Linda, if a man designed the rain gage it might really be only 4 or 5 inches.... ;) :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 17, 2009, 08:12:11 PM
I KNEW you would comment about it, Michael!!! :D
Didn't disappoint!!! ;D

And you could very well be right!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 17, 2009, 08:21:29 PM
I KNEW you would comment about it, Michael!!! :D
Didn't disappoint!!! ;D

And you could very well be right!!!  >:D

It's akin to the old joke about why women are bad at math.....because they're used to being told that 4 inches is really 6 inches.... ;) :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 17, 2009, 08:30:03 PM
Yeah, I heard that a lot.....but I know how to use a ruler. ::)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 17, 2009, 08:46:28 PM
Flooding, Mudslides Among Storm's Remnants
    Bay Area Rain Storms

A big winter storm that powered its way through the Bay Area was reduced to scattered showers on Tuesday evening, leaving behind a few mudslides and some scattered flooding.

The low-pressure system was moving northeastward, but the National Weather Service said a chance of rain remained through Tuesday night before the sun finally breaks through to stay on Wednesday.

In unincoporated Contra Costa County, a San Pablo neighborhood was overcome by flooding after street drains in the low-lying area became clogged.

Numerous traffic accidents were reported on wet roads throughout the Bay Area and police urged caution to drivers as long as rainy conditions persisted.

Roughly 2,600 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers remained without power around the Bay Area. Most of the outages were concentrated in the East Bay, the utility said.

In coastal Monterey County, mudslides closed Highway 1 for several hours during the day. The closure came shortly after a morning flash flood warning was issued for the Big Sur area and other parts of the county.
 
Wildfires from the Basin Complex last July burned through much of the forestland in the Big Sur area leaving the coastal mountains vulnerable to mudslides in heavy rain.

San Mateo County, which saw some of the heaviest rainfall totals from the storm, had trees toppled in numerous locations.

Emergency crews there cleared state Highway 92 from fallen trees that blocked all east and westbound lanes for several hours Tuesday morning near Skylawn Memorial Park Cemetery, the California Highway Patrol said.

In the Sierra, ski slope operators were happy as the storm left behind several feet of new snow in the mountains. A winer storm warning there expired as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The downpour over recent days had put more water into area reservoirs, but water officials said it still was not enough to end the drought.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on February 20, 2009, 05:20:38 PM
^^^ No Linda, but they say it brought us about 20% up - so a fifth of the way.  There's more coming beginning Sunday.

Meanwhile, in other parts of the galaxy, it's downright toasty:

Huge gamma-ray blast spotted 12.2 bln light-years from earth
Thu Feb 19, 3:58 pm ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US space agency's Fermi telescope has detected a massive explosion in space which scientists say is the biggest gamma-ray burst ever detected, a report published Thursday in Science Express said.

The spectacular blast, which occurred in September in the Carina constellation, produced energies ranging from 3,000 to more than five billion times that of visible light, astrophysicists said.

"Visible light has an energy range of between two and three electron volts and these were in the millions to billions of electron volts," astrophysicist Frank Reddy of US space agency NASA told AFP.

"If you think about it in terms of energy, X-rays are more energetic because they penetrate matter. These things don't stop for anything -- they just bore through and that's why we can see them from enormous distances," Reddy said.

A team led by Jochen Greiner of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics determined that the huge gamma-ray burst occurred 12.2 billion light years away.

The sun is eight light minutes from Earth, and Pluto is 12 light hours away.

Taking into account the huge distance from earth of the burst, scientists worked out that the blast was stronger than 9,000 supernovae -- powerful explosions that occur at the end of a star's lifetime -- and that the gas jets emitting the initial gamma rays moved at nearly the speed of light.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090219/sc_afp/sciencespaceastronomy;_ylt=AuzlQEyVfi0ai9m1Jbzb2UEDW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on February 23, 2009, 03:21:47 AM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j108/dahlia_photos/Pragelato/stalattiti.jpg)

The snowiest winter in the Italian Alps since 1946 at least!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on February 23, 2009, 03:34:38 AM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j108/dahlia_photos/Pragelato/casa.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 23, 2009, 02:22:02 PM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j108/dahlia_photos/Pragelato/casa.jpg)
Fantastic pic Dahlia!   I know angles can be deceiving, but the snow on the roof looks to be a meter or more in depth.
Goodness, I'd be concerned about roof collapse!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on February 24, 2009, 12:24:31 AM
They had 2,5 meters snow in a single night!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on February 24, 2009, 01:55:28 PM
They had 2,5 meters snow in a single night!!!

Wow, that's incredible Daniela!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:11:51 AM
Not nearly as much as in Italy, but we did get several inches of snow overnight.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:12:18 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00689.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:12:35 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:12:50 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:13:05 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:13:21 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:13:41 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:13:58 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00695.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:14:21 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00696.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:14:38 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:14:40 AM
As you can see by Fritz's pics, the East Coast has been hit with a snowstorm.

In March no less!  ;D



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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:15:02 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00698.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:15:16 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm002.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:15:26 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00699.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:15:48 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm003.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:16:02 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00700.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:16:34 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm004.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:16:35 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00701.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:16:59 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00702.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:17:11 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm006.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:17:16 AM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00703.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:18:03 AM
Dueling snow pics, huh Fritz?  :D


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm008.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2009, 09:18:57 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Marchsnowstorm007.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 09:21:28 AM
Dueling snow pics, huh Fritz?  :D

Yep!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 11:37:04 AM
All nice pics, Fritz and Chuck.  I noticed the dueling!   :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 02, 2009, 11:41:25 AM
Not nearly as much as in Italy, but we did get several inches of snow overnight.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00688.jpg)
Thanks Fritz!  Never enough inches, never enough.....of snow  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
Or other things.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 11:54:34 AM
It snowed in PA, too.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowfrontofcar.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 02, 2009, 11:55:05 AM
Home for lunch at the moment and really enjoying the pics Chuck, Fritz and Debbie.
It sure looks picturesque, but I know it has to be a real pain in the butt with travel there today.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 11:56:47 AM
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowicicle.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on March 02, 2009, 11:57:38 AM
Snow pics - was sunny and 12C here in the UK today!!

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 11:59:05 AM
The car was all covered earlier, but the strong wind blew a lot of snow off by the time this picture was taken.


(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowcarside.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 11:59:25 AM
Rubbing it in, eh Sal?  :D  :-*

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 12:01:25 PM
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowfootsteps.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on March 02, 2009, 12:02:43 PM
Rubbing it in, eh Sal?  :D  :-*


Makes a nice change for it to be mild Fritz!!

Sal  ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 12:03:29 PM
The strong winds even blew snow up under the covered patio............


(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowrecycles.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 12:04:44 PM
............... all the way to the door.


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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 12:06:36 PM
Thanks, Charlie and Sal.  Our sun may come back by the end of the week, but not tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 12:08:45 PM
Nice details, Debbie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 12:38:17 PM
Thanks, Fritz.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00704.jpg)

We got about 6-7" here, a lot was blown away by the wind.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 01:02:48 PM
And I had to do an imitation of your icicle shot, Debbie!

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00705.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 02, 2009, 01:04:27 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00704.jpg)

We got about 6-7" here, a lot was blown away by the wind.

Now that's the kind of picture that really shows how deep it is!

Good one, Fritz.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC01804.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 02:56:07 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2009, 02:56:25 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC01806.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on March 02, 2009, 05:39:42 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC01806.jpg)

Windshield wiper ain't right.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on March 03, 2009, 09:00:16 AM
Or other things.

Rather 'other things', I'd say...  ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on March 03, 2009, 09:01:10 AM
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dejavu91/Mar09snowicicle.jpg)

 :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on March 04, 2009, 01:49:50 PM
Thank you for the snowy shots, Debbie Chuck and Fritz!!!

 :-*

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on March 04, 2009, 03:49:29 PM
Windshield wiper ain't right.

 ::)    ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 04, 2009, 05:23:09 PM
Prego, Daniela!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on March 09, 2009, 11:58:26 PM
This is something that I've seen happen along Saginaw Bay a couple of times.

Quote
Strong winds push ice into beachfront homes along Saginaw Bay

Tim Boutell said he and his wife heard the screech of "metal on metal," and then screamed themselves Sunday night as walls of ice pushed toward their Kawkawlin Township home along Saginaw Bay.

"About 9 p.m. my wife, Beth, heard some noise and I kind of disregarded it until she went downstairs to peek outside, and she obviously screamed. And then I looked out and saw the ice piled up and moving toward the house," said Tim Boutell, 50, owner of one of about 36 Bay County homes evacuated due to invading ice.

Boutell said he told his daughters, who were watching TV, to get up, get a bag and get out.

"Then (we) went down knocking on the doors of a few older folks who lived out here," Tim Boutell said. "We got them out, and then got out."

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/03/strong_winds_push_ice_into_bea.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2009/03/strong_winds_push_ice_into_bea.html)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/SanFranciscoJohn/SBIce2.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on March 09, 2009, 11:58:35 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on March 09, 2009, 11:58:44 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on March 10, 2009, 06:33:24 AM
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Shit!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on March 10, 2009, 06:55:19 PM
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Shit!

Although this is a bit extreme I'm not terribly surprised - I lived about 50 miles from here when growing up and I recall waking up in the morning with a snowdrift covering the house we were in (in other words we were entirely encased in snow).

The Great Lakes aren't the ocean, of course, but the exercise a huge impact on the weather here.  I also recall seeing waterspouts dancing across the surface of the lake in the summertime.  It really creates its own weather - even though the systems coming off of the plains of Canada have a huge impact as well.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on March 11, 2009, 07:51:09 PM
(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/SanFranciscoJohn/large_ice-homes1mlive.jpg)

Oh, Wow!  That poor house could be crushed!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 11, 2009, 08:06:50 PM
I heard about it on the news John, and they showed the house photo also.  But not the ones of the huge ice pile.  Incredible.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on March 12, 2009, 05:05:38 PM
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00704.jpg)

We got about 6-7" here, a lot was blown away by the wind.




Strange kinda half-wind hit this car Fritz??
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 12, 2009, 05:09:27 PM
 :D  :D  :D

Yep! We've got weird wind!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on March 12, 2009, 05:13:15 PM
.....I guess.....   ;) :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 12, 2009, 07:03:24 PM
Oh wow!  Those ice pics are something!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 14, 2009, 02:42:08 PM
A reminder to all who visit this thread, and who have a camera, AND are fascinated by weather events.....show us your photos.  An weather events you deem as extreme are welcome here.
Thanks........charlie
Title: Hole-y Rollers
Post by: Jer009 on April 15, 2009, 10:53:33 AM
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/snow_rollers.php
Title: Re: Hole-y Rollers
Post by: dejavu on April 16, 2009, 05:44:53 PM
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/snow_rollers.php

 :o    :D

I never even heard of those!  They look so funny, but it is amazing that they can form like that.
Title: Re: Hole-y Rollers
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 17, 2009, 09:00:34 PM
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/snow_rollers.php

I have heard of it occurring in places that get heavy snowfall, and winds with the proper terrain, but have never seen photos.  Cool!  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 17, 2009, 10:34:12 PM
lmao! 

Those snow rollers are too funny!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on April 18, 2009, 10:55:33 AM
..........look like white butter curls!!!

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on April 22, 2009, 01:55:58 PM
I drove through one of these last Wednesday (April 15) in Arizona:

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/sandstorms-on-earth/2353/2

It was amazing!!!  I've never seen anything like it - it was so tall that it blocked the horizon as it came across the desert.  And when you're in it...well, it was just like driving through a blizzard where you can only see about 500 feet in front of you.

I came across it to the west of Shiprock (New Mexico) and was in it through Teec Nos Pos (Arizona) [on U.S. Highway 64] and it continued when I turned north and drove on U.S. Highway 160 to Colorado Highway 41 (which becomes) Utah Highway 262 to Hovenweep National Monument.

It was amazing.  But then again the whole trip was amazing, meteorologically speaking.  On the 12th I tried to get into Chaco Canyon, but there was a river across the road (a 'dry wash' stopped being dry).  So I turned around and drove to Bandelier National Monument on New Mexico Highway 4 - which went from springtime (around Jemez Springs) to winter (near the Valles Caldera National Preserve) back down to spring again at Bandelier.

And when I got to Phoenix - well, the day I was leaving it was getting up to 100 degrees (F).

And, of course, weather being as weird as it is in the Four Corners area, it then clouded up at Hovenweep and started snowing on me.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on April 23, 2009, 05:57:42 AM
Truly a meteorological trip to remember, Michael!

It must have been scary driving in the sandstorm.  And such familiar names you passed:  Shiprock, Tec Nos Pos.  Hope you got some pictures.  (Not of the sandstorm, though -- you probably stayed in the car for that.)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 23, 2009, 07:30:19 AM
Wow Michael!

I've heard of sandstorms, but never seen any pics!  I can't even imagine trying to drive through something like that.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on April 23, 2009, 11:46:39 AM
Yes Deb - I have lots of pictures and will be uploading them shortly.

Chuck, it wasn't really much different from driving through a blizzard (well...less slipping and sliding on the road).  What I was most worried about was that dust or sand would get caught in the air filter of the car and that it would overheat.  I don't know if this is a reasonable worry (i.e., can that really happen?).  I need someone a bit more experienced in these things to answer that.

What was really weird was that on the north edge of the sandstorm it seemed to be driving a different weather pattern - first it seemed to be bringing rain down (sprinkles) and then (when I got above the snowline) snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 23, 2009, 09:33:48 PM
Michael, did the car rental company charge you extra when you returned a slightly sand blasted auto?  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on April 24, 2009, 04:36:55 PM
Michael, did the car rental company charge you extra when you returned a slightly sand blasted auto?  ;D

The car rental company gave me my bill for exactly the amount they said they would charge me.  It seems that the drive of said vehicle ran it through a carwash the night before so as not to tip off the rental company that said car had been on dirt roads (which is a big no-no - read your contract).

 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2009, 05:15:34 AM
smart man!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on May 05, 2009, 09:05:32 PM
Had anyone else here ever heard of this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derecho

And here is the ever so charming Sam Champion talking about one:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7505103
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on May 06, 2009, 02:49:49 AM
yup, most cool

THE Oklahoma Derecho Event of 2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nHswtD4es4


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:08:05 PM
Last night at about this time, what the weather service is now reporting as an F1 tornado struck in Adair county, Missouri.  Made multiple ground contacts, and was reported to be one quarter to half mile in width.  There were four paths of destruction, each about 3 miles long.  Unfortunately, two of those occurred in the towns of Novinger and Kirksville, mainly in residential areas.  At this time there are three confirmed deaths from this storm, and still some people unaccounted for.  An F1 tornado has top winds of 112 mph....whereas the highest on the scale, an F5 has winds of 261 - 318 mph. 

Myself, I find it incredible winds of 112 mph can do this kind of damage you are about to see, but by comparison, when an area is hit with an F5, it is complete, and utter devasation.  The entire area was just a media frenzy as is the case after a natural disaster of this type.  Helicopters hovering overhead....camera and television crews, power company workers, and many nosy sightseers like myself.....but at least I had sense enough to park a half mile away from the devastation, and walk in rather than most who wanted to tour it from the comfort of their vehicles.

Most of these 24 photos are from an affluent, newer built subdivision on the northern edge of Kirksville, called Lakeside Estates.  Directly across from this area, was the auto dealership that was hard hit.  After a couple hours in this area, I traveled west 8 miles to the small town of Novinger which took a great deal of residential damage.  By that time, it was just to depressing to keep taking photos of peoples lost homes and possessions.


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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:08:38 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:09:03 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:09:23 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:10:54 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:11:15 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:11:38 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:12:04 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:12:24 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:12:49 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:13:14 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:13:35 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:13:57 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:15:33 PM
These two new Toyotas are about 100 ft from the lot they used to sit in.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:15:57 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:16:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:16:43 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on May 14, 2009, 05:17:07 PM
Charlie, I agree with you, the damage looks like more than max 112 mph winds.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:17:10 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:17:35 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on May 14, 2009, 05:17:53 PM
Oh my god, Charlie!  Thanks so much for the photos.  Amazing and sad at the same time.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:18:52 PM
A brand new chevy and toyota waiting at the service entrance for what looks like some much needed service.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:19:17 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:20:03 PM
Even the kids in the area are going to have to file an insurance claim!

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:20:46 PM
Site of one of the fatalities.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:22:01 PM
....and mile upon mile of downed power lines.  Estimated time to restore complete power...two weeks.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 05:24:28 PM
I took just over 60 photos, but pulled these 24 as a good representation of what it was like.  Thanks for viewing, and prayers for all those folks affected by this tragedy.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on May 14, 2009, 05:26:35 PM
Definitely, Charlie. Thanks.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on May 14, 2009, 05:31:26 PM
In the interest of Charlie's photos I submit the wiki on Tornado Alley (which apparently you are not in Charlie - in my family we got in endless arguments about where this was....)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_Alley
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 14, 2009, 05:45:49 PM
Damn Charlie!

Wow, my heart goes out to everyone who owns the houses you've posted pics of.

Thanks Charlie.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on May 14, 2009, 05:48:44 PM
The thing which always amazes me about photos like that are the cars.  Like the one that was flipped on its hood.  Just amazing - like a giant picked it up and dropped it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on May 14, 2009, 06:00:07 PM
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Wow, Charlie!  And the others are just as bad.

Thanks for braving it and walking in to take these photos.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on May 14, 2009, 06:03:29 PM
Oh my god, Charlie!  Thanks so much for the photos.  Amazing and sad at the same time.

Very sad.  I agree about how vulnerable the cars seemed during all of this.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2009, 06:44:56 PM
What always amazes me is the day after a storm like this....in nearly every case that I see on the news, and this one was no exception, it is a beautiful, calm, cloudless day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on May 15, 2009, 01:34:23 AM

This is so true, Charlie!

"Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm", as we say in German.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on May 15, 2009, 12:59:40 PM
Makes sense, since the storms are caused by a high pressure mass of cooler air squeezing water out of a mass of unstable moist air.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on May 15, 2009, 02:52:51 PM
OMG Charlie!

That is just terrible! One disastrous pic after the other....

My heart goes out to all those people who were affected so badly....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on May 18, 2009, 02:53:25 PM
How are all of the Angelenos doing after the 4.7 magnitude earthquake?

Just shows what happens when Lyle, Jimmy, Phillip, Rick, and the other L.A. Brokies make love at the same time--the earth moves, baby!!!

 ::)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on May 18, 2009, 03:44:11 PM
How are all of the Angelenos doing after the 4.7 magnitude earthquake?

Just shows what happens when Lyle, Jimmy, Phillip, Rick, and the other L.A. Brokies make love at the same time--the earth moves, baby!!!

 ::)


I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Oh, baby, when I see your face
Mellow as the month of May
Oh, darling, I can't stand it
When you look at me that way

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Oh, darling, when you're near me
And you tenderly call my name
I know that my emotions
Are something that I just can't tame
I've just got to have you, baby

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down

I just lose control
Down to my very soul
I get hot and cold all over

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
Tumbling down
Tumbling down
Tumbling down
Tumbling down

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 18, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Seismologists say they are concerned the 4.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Los Angeles area may have erupted along the Newport-Inglewood fault.

The U.S. Geological Survey said details regarding Sunday's quake appear to be consistent with activity at the fault line, which experts have predicted could be responsible for a large earthquake one day, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

"The initial focal mechanism is consistent with a slip on the Newport-Inglewood fault, which was the source of the damaging 1933 Long Beach earthquake," the agency said in a statement. "Two of the early aftershocks, however, are west of the Newport-Inglewood fault trend. Later aftershocks will help to define the fault plane that ruptured."

The fault runs from the coastline of Orange County, Calif., to West Los Angeles and is thought to be capable of creating an earthquake in a 7-magnitude range, the Times said.

Sunday's quake was centered near Lennox, a community east of the Los Angeles International Airport. The Geological Survey said the quake originated 8.4 miles below the earth's surface.


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 02, 2009, 09:22:45 PM
Mystery of Giant Ice Circles Resolved
Jeremy Hsu
livescience.com – Mon Jun 1, 3:00 pm ET

Strange circles have once again appeared in the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia, as spotted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station this April. News reports described the ice rings as a puzzling phenomenon.

But experts say they can explain the mystery, and it's not aliens - methane gas rising from the lake floor represents the likely culprit.

Methane emissions can create a rising mass of warm water that begins swirling in a circular pattern because of the Coriolis force, or the phenomenon caused by the Earth's rotation that also helps create cyclones.

"Once the water mass reaches the underside of the ice on the surface of the lake, the warm water melts the ice in a ring shape," said Marianne Moore, a marine ecologist at Wellesley College in Massachusetts who has spent much time studying Lake Baikal with Russian researchers. The lake is the largest (by volume) and deepest fresh water lake on Earth.

The latest ring patterns included a circle of thin ice with a diameter of 2.7 miles (4.4 km), although the circular patch was becoming a hole of open water. Astronauts spotted similar ice circles in both 1985 and 1994, and satellites have also made sightings over the past years.

This phenomenon is nothing new to the Russian government, which has documented circle sightings on an official Ministry of Natural Resources Web site.

"Interestingly, the government is also warning people that abnormally high emissions of methane may occur in these areas in the summer and fall, posing risks for ships," Moore told LiveScience.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090601/sc_livescience/mysteryofgianticecirclesresolved
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on June 04, 2009, 02:40:38 AM
Amazing site Michael!

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on June 08, 2009, 10:08:34 AM
This is 8 miles from my house, yesterday afternoon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8089268.stm

Apparently, the UK has one of the highest rates of tornados per square mile in the world. A feature of our unique weather.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 08, 2009, 10:16:03 AM
Apparently, the UK has one of the highest rates of tornados per square mile in the world. A feature of our unique weather.

Very strange!  I didn't know this (are you living near a hellmouth there dear?).  Does give a whole different perspective on the sinking of that armada, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 08, 2009, 10:51:55 AM
Apparently, the UK has one of the highest rates of tornados per square mile in the world. A feature of our unique weather.

Cool Nick!   But not so cool if you are ever in the path of one!  I wasn't aware the UK had cyclonic type storms like what are common here in the middle United States.  Had a number of these last night about 120 miles north of my location.....and more forecast for later today to the east.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on June 08, 2009, 12:34:36 PM
Fortunately I don't think our storms ever reach the size or capacity of those in the mid-west, so our tornados rarely have the potential ferocity that can be experienced there.

And I am way past the hellmouth.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 10, 2009, 11:43:27 AM
Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans
By Les Blumenthal, McClatchy Newspapers – Tue Jun 9, 6:50 pm ET

WASHINGTON — In Washington state , oysters in some areas haven't reproduced for four years, and preliminary evidence suggests that the increasing acidity of the ocean could be the cause. In the Gulf of Mexico , falling oxygen levels in the water have forced shrimp to migrate elsewhere.

Though two marine-derived drugs, one for treating cancer and the other for pain control, are on the market and 25 others are under development, the fungus growing on seaweed, bacteria in deep sea mud and sea fans that could produce life-saving medicines are under assault from changing the ocean conditions.

Researchers, scientists and Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter painted a bleak picture Tuesday of the future of oceans and the "blue economy" of the nation's coastal states.

The hearing before the oceans subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee was expected to focus on how the degradation of the oceans was affecting marine businesses and coastal communities. Instead, much of the testimony focused on how the waters that cover 70 percent of the planet are already changing because of global warming.

Ocean acidification or diseases that thrive in acidified, oxygen-depleted seawater could be responsible for oysters not reproducing in Washington state , said Brad Warren , who oversees the ocean health and acidification program of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership in Seattle . A federal study found that two-thirds of larval blue crabs died when exposed to acidity levels like those currently measured off the West Coast , he said.

Federal studies also found acidity levels in the North Pacific and off Alaska are unusually high compared to other ocean regions. The high acidity is already taking a toll of such tiny species as pteropods, which are an important food for salmon and other fish.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/3249010;_ylt=AjIjiGlBALu2UptSNm.IoX8DW7oF
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on June 10, 2009, 11:51:33 AM
Despite reading huge amounts of stuff about "Global Warming", I am still not convinced that it is to be the dramatic/catastrophic thing we are lead to believe it is.

Looking at it from a different perspective - if the reserves of the world's primary type of fuel (Fossil) are diminishing, what better way of getting a recalcitrant world population to accept drastic and difficult changes, that otherwise would lead to civil unrest very quickly, than something that global and omnipresent that threatens our way of life?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on June 10, 2009, 12:11:53 PM
One would hope, Nick.  I'm not entirely sure that all of the changes attributed to global warming are in fact due to that - increased acidity in the oceans, for example (as reported in the article I posted) could easily be affected by pollution, I would think.

I recently posted over in the 'News and Current Events' thread that major migrations in Africa are now no longer occurring (or being drastically reduced).  This is an example of the sort of effect that population pressures and deforestation can place on animal populations, regardless of climate change.

Environmental changes which can have large impacts can occur without major global climate change - if the krill and plankton levels in the oceans fall it will have a large impact on sea life - regardless of climate change.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on June 11, 2009, 03:58:44 PM
Iowa woman's photo sparks push for new cloud type

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Looking out the 11th floor window of her law office, Jane Wiggins did a double take and grabbed her camera. The dark, undulating clouds hovering outside were unlike anything she'd seen before.

"It looked like Armageddon," said Wiggins, a paralegal and amateur photographer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "The shadows of the clouds, the lights and the darks, and the greenish-yellow backdrop. They seemed to change."

They dissipated within 15 minutes, but the photo Wiggins captured in June 2006 intrigued — and stumped — a group of dedicated weather watchers who now are pushing weather authorities to create a new cloud category, something that hasn't been done since 1951


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_re_us/us_new_cloud (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_re_us/us_new_cloud)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on June 12, 2009, 03:29:49 AM
It was actually a British man, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, who initiated the drive to recognise this new cloud form

He created the Cloud Appreciation Society some time ago,  http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/, very cool site.

several of his members from around the world have been sending in pics of this new form for some months. They think it is different enough to get it recognised as a new form, provisionally named as Asperatus.

more shots from around the world

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8076000/8076805.stm
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on June 13, 2009, 03:18:41 PM

Looking at it from a different perspective - if the reserves of the world's primary type of fuel (Fossil) are diminishing, what better way of getting a recalcitrant world population to accept drastic and difficult changes, that otherwise would lead to civil unrest very quickly, than something that global and omnipresent that threatens our way of life?


Problem is, when all the population has stopped to recalcitrate and finally become aware of the change, it may simply be too late to invert the direction.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 13, 2009, 03:53:15 PM
Problem is, when all the population has stopped to recalcitrate and finally become aware of the change, it may simply be too late to invert the direction.

I so agree with you Daniella!!!  There is too much change to ignore the effects anymore. The frequency and deadliness of tornadoes and hurricanes in the US are proof of this.

The only problem here is that the city government in San Francisco has just passed a law that will fine people for not separating their trash and recyclables properly. Now I do understand the reasoning, but it comes at a really bad time economically. The last thing most folks need right now is something else that costs them money.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Uli on June 14, 2009, 12:19:18 PM
The only problem here is that the city government in San Francisco has just passed a law that will fine people for not separating their trash and recyclables properly. Now I do understand the reasoning, but it comes at a really bad time economically. The last thing most folks need right now is something else that costs them money.

Err, sorry, but I have to ask... Is separating your trash from the recycables in San Francisco any more difficult than in other parts of the world?  Why does this have to cost the people any money?

Don't get me wrong, I know that people very often don't do it properly... But I think those fines can probably be avoided easily by stopping to be thoughtless...


LOL, this reminds me of an absolutely great photocap someone did some time ago... Unfortuntely I can't remember who...  :">  So all the credit goes to an (at the moment) anonymous photocapper...  :)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p163/uligylly/BBM/BrokebackMtn1895.jpg)

"You ever get the feeling, you know, when you're in town, that your neighbors put stuff you can't recycle in with the recyclin?"



Yeah, Ennis, I know the feeling...  :D


Sorry for being off topic, but Linda's comment confused me a bit...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 17, 2009, 07:00:52 PM
Huge supercell thunderstoms moving through the area.  The next four photos were taken from my deck just moments ago (about 7:30pm central)  Looking off to the north and east where tornadoes have touched down just 8 miles away.  Very large hail with this storm also, but fortunately, all I got was some strong winds.  But another one is less than an hour to the west, but radar shows it to be weakening some.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2778.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 17, 2009, 07:01:17 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2779.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 17, 2009, 07:01:38 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2780.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 17, 2009, 07:02:00 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_2781.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2009, 07:04:25 PM
Angry looking, Charlie.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2009, 07:10:36 PM
damn....those are some violent looking storms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 17, 2009, 07:25:54 PM
Those are amazing shots of the storm, Charlie. Stay safe!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on June 18, 2009, 12:53:31 AM

What my friends said ^^^^^^^^^^^. Impressive, yet dangerous.

Take care, Charlie!

 ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on June 21, 2009, 10:50:37 AM
I don't have a picture, just a report.  But I saw a funnel cloud off for the first time ever while waiting in a supermarket parking lot north of Denver, Colorado, at about 1:30 PM on Sunday, June 7.  It was off to the northwest, visible over the roof of the shopping center, but was fairly wispy and didn't seem terribly threatening.  While I was waiting for a Goodwill trailer in the parking lot to reopen, a big thunderstorm passed over us and the car was hit by a lot of soft, marble-size hail, then the skies cleared.  Later news reports said the tornado was actually at I-25 and 144th Avenue (several miles west of where I was, and 24 blocks north).

A total of five tornadoes were reported in the Denver area that day.  A much more ferocious one struck a large shopping mall southeast of town, causing over a million dollars in damage to a Lowe's store and other stores, in addition to turning several cars upside down and sending an air conditioner unit from a business roof into a person's trailer.

For the next eight days, the area experienced tornadoes or tornado warnings.  This seems uncharacteristic to me, and untypical of recent years, although weather reports said tornadoes aren't unusual for June when you look back at enough history. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on June 29, 2009, 02:09:49 AM
http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/49053591.html?blog=y
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2009, 03:58:40 PM
Wow! Thanks Nick!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 29, 2009, 04:08:46 PM
http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/49053591.html?blog=y

That is a very interesting formation, and even more impressive looking down from outside the atmosphere!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 10, 2009, 10:17:48 PM
Is Jack Twist back in Childress, Texas???  Just asking, because it is hot there!!!

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Childress.html

Most of Oklahoma, and a big chunk of Texas are under a heat advisory this weekend...

http://weather.cbs5.com/auto/kpixV3/WI/071.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on July 11, 2009, 05:04:31 PM
They're hot blooded...check it and see!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on July 15, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
Home of all the NOT Katrina Hurricane approaching photos (they were actually pics of mid-west Supercells)

great weather photos

http://www.extremeinstability.com/index.htm

home to fab cloud/sky photos

http://spaceweather.com/nlcs/gallery2009_page1.htm
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on July 15, 2009, 08:15:34 PM
^^^  I do worry about what you were searching on when you came across the 'extreme instability' website....

Okay...time for me to flash the weather thread.  Has anyone here ever seen a green flash or blue flash at sunset?  I only have once....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/understanding/greenflash.shtml

http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 31, 2009, 10:09:39 PM
Fraid not, Michael. While we were dining at Louis' in SF on Sunday the 11th, we were watching the sunset with hopes of seeing it, but no luck.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on August 01, 2009, 08:26:53 PM
Weather Flash:  The British Isles is in danger of floating away into oblivion.It has rained each day constantly since the end of June.All donations of life jackets,rubber dinghy's,wet suits etc would be greatly appreciated !!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 01, 2009, 08:44:23 PM
Weather Flash:  The British Isles is in danger of floating away into oblivion.It has rained each day constantly since the end of June.All donations of life jackets,rubber dinghy's,wet suits etc would be greatly appreciated !!!!

Cursed rain!  Is this true, really a rainy July for the British Isles?  Haven't heard anything on the news about it.  Can tell you for sure though, where I live here in the Midwest US, it has been one of the cooler, and wetter Jullys on record.  
Where I live, I recorded 7.5 inches of rain for July.  Usually, if we get half that, we consider it good, as July and August are typically the driest months of the year.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 02, 2009, 03:56:43 AM
Cursed rain!  Is this true, really a rainy July for the British Isles?  Haven't heard anything on the news about it.  Can tell you for sure though, where I live here in the Midwest US, it has been one of the cooler, and wetter Jullys on record.  
Where I live, I recorded 7.5 inches of rain for July.  Usually, if we get half that, we consider it good, as July and August are typically the driest months of the year.

Actually no, as is normal in the UK there is a NW SE divide.

Other than a couple of very heavy downpours on the 16th/17th July, here where I live in the SE it has been drier than average - and on the whole, we have had a warm and relatively sunny summer. We could have done with some more humid and settled days so that we could enjoy the longer evenings more, but we live on an island on the edge of a large ocean, we have a mobile marine and temperate climate - so variety is the name of the game.

But those people who aren't in the SE always whine about "how wet it is", or"too much snow" or "too windy". What I say is - It's the UK - move! ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on August 02, 2009, 08:23:57 AM
Thanks Trigger Hippie. Your acidic tone has been noted. I will pass on your suggestion to people in Tewksbury and relations who live in York still clearing up after the last July/August. And another load this year with every justification to "moan". All I want is a bit of " summer". You may have it where you are but not where I am.It's not cold just so rainy and pissy.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 02, 2009, 10:22:06 AM
you are reading a tone that isn't there; except in your reply. No need to jump down my throat, you don't know me.

just pointing out that using generalisations is a highway to nowhere. The British Isles as a whole is going to float to nowhere, it's been very nice this summer in a lot of it. The weather in the UK is now and always has been variable, those in the west and north have always had more rain/cloud and will always have more rain/cloud, the south and east has been and always will be drier/sunnier.

And the point is that living in the west and north of the UK is always going to be problematic when wanting settled and warm/hot summer weather - the weather just doesn't do that. In the past 15 years we have been spoiled by good summers, they are not normal in the UK. We are more fortunate in the South and East
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 02, 2009, 10:26:23 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Osyth

St Oysth is approx 8 miles south east of where I live in SE UK!!!  Look under Geography and you will see that:

"In terms of annual average rainfall, St Osyth is the driest recorded place in the UK, with an average of just 513 mm per year. By some definitions, this is low enough to classify St Osyth as a desert."

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 11:25:03 AM
^^^

St. Sal of the Desert?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sowha

Question [not meterological, sorry Charlie] - how do you manage to pronounce Osyth as 'Toosey'?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 02, 2009, 11:49:57 AM
I was wondering about that myself, Michael. Quite a few British placenames as well as family names are astonishingly at odds with their spelling.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nax on August 02, 2009, 12:08:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Osyth

St Oysth is approx 8 miles south east of where I live in SE UK!!!  Look under Geography and you will see that:

"In terms of annual average rainfall, St Osyth is the driest recorded place in the UK, with an average of just 513 mm per year. By some definitions, this is low enough to classify St Osyth as a desert."

Sal  ;D

I know that place too Sal (nude sunbathing beach) ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 02, 2009, 12:11:55 PM
Yes Neil - and I have been there (oversharing???)

You don't pronounce St. Oysth, Toosey. Toosey is the local colloquial name for the place.  As I was growing up I only knew it as Toosey and wondered for ages where St Oysth was!!!

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nax on August 02, 2009, 12:14:13 PM
I must say the SE has been lucky, we've just had a week walking in Somerset and it rained every day, it didn't spoil the fun though as we had the right gear.  In the north were I live we also had quite a battering with the rain one of these years we'll get a sunny summer up here.  Thing I'm finding difficult at the moment is that it's warm and wet, it's not doing much for the mildew on my roses.

Thank goodness for foreign holidays - guaranteed sunshine (well most of the time)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 12:20:25 PM
Yes Neil - and I have been there (oversharing???)

You don't pronounce St. Oysth, Toosey. Toosey is the local colloquial name for the place.  As I was growing up I only knew it as Toosey and wondered for ages where St Oysth was!!!

Sal   ;D

Ah!  Well that's a toosey of a tale.... :D

Thank you blessed Sal of the desert of St. Oysth....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 02, 2009, 12:24:42 PM
Next time you are over I will take you there!!!

A promise!!

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 12:26:42 PM
Next time you are over I will take you there!!!

A promise!!

Sal   ;D

Oh good!  I'll add it to the list of sights...there's this deck I keep seeing pictures of that I want to see too....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 02, 2009, 12:29:46 PM
I've been there too!!  It's wonderful, sheltered and hot!!!

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nax on August 02, 2009, 12:30:06 PM
Yes Neil - and I have been there (oversharing???)

You don't pronounce St. Oysth, Toosey. Toosey is the local colloquial name for the place.  As I was growing up I only knew it as Toosey and wondered for ages where St Oysth was!!!

Sal   ;D

I've always know it as St, Oysth, I haven't been there in years but as I recall I had quite a nice day there 8)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 02, 2009, 12:32:31 PM
Perhaps another day out?

Choose a sunny day!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 12:38:25 PM
Actually one of my favorite rainy places when I was over in Neil's neck of the woods was near the Once Brewed hostel on Hadrian's wall.  I was walking along the wall while it threatened to storm and I got soaked - but loved it.

Not too far from Haltwhistle, which is a lovely little town as well.  I had a Fentimans shandy at the train station there.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nax on August 02, 2009, 12:42:00 PM
Mikey I know exactly where you are talking about, the weather just adds to the sense of the drama of the place.  We love walking up on the wall.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 12:48:57 PM
Mikey I know exactly where you are talking about, the weather just adds to the sense of the drama of the place.  We love walking up on the wall.

I couldn't help but think that the weather would have been just as changeable when the Roman soldiers (or more likely Romanized British soldiers) were walking along it.  And the next day it was hot and sunny when I went up to the fort at Vindolanda.

http://www.vindolanda.com/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nax on August 02, 2009, 12:58:08 PM
I couldn't help but think that the weather would have been just as changeable when the Roman soldiers (or more likely Romanized British soldiers) were walking along it.  And the next day it was hot and sunny when I went up to the fort at Vindolanda.

http://www.vindolanda.com/

The weather just adds to the pics  http://www.pbase.com/pabimages/hadrians_wall
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on August 02, 2009, 01:36:43 PM
Trigger Hippie , Perhaps your bark is worse than your bite !!!  You say I don't know you...tell me??
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 02, 2009, 02:23:51 PM
Trigger Hippie , Perhaps your bark is worse than your bite !!!  You say I don't know you...tell me??

I rarely bark or bite, don't have the energy, mostly! LOL!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on August 02, 2009, 06:55:20 PM
             


                               (((((((((((((((((((((Trigger Hippie)))))))))))))))))))))

                                "With Love from Me To You"       (Lennon & McCartney)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 02, 2009, 07:58:01 PM
I rarely bark or bite

Poor Robert.

And speaking things that bark and bite and things named after them....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 05, 2009, 04:51:31 AM
Apparently, while I was in Alberta, NJ had very wild storms.



The Eyewitness News Accu-Weather TeamNEW YORK (WABC)

A line of severe storms sparked tornado warnings and caused flooding and damage.

No tornadoes were immediately confirmed, but the National Weather Service said they are looking into three possible tornado touchdowns in our area. The same storm may have produced tornadoes in Wantage, N.J., Unionville, N.Y. and Westtown, N.Y. The storm moved north along Route 284 from Sussex County into Orange County. The NWS will send staffers to the area on Thursday to confirm if they were tornadoes.

Eyewitness News viewers reported seeing a funnel cloud touch down in Wantage, New Jersey in northwestern Sussex County. Several people captured images of the funnel cloud with cell phones or cameras.

The Wantage town administrator told Eyewitness News they suffered extensive storm damage in town. He said a number of barns were demolished, homes were hit by trees and trees were uprooted. The fire department, state police and public works were working around town. The most damage is located around Route 23 and County Route 519.


http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=weather&id=6938825


a number of my friends lost power, and when I got back to work, I was told they lost power there twice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 05, 2009, 01:44:25 PM
i love weather and pix so this is awsome

http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/rogersky.htm

http://stormgasm.com/photo%20gallery/photo%20gallery.htm

http://www.davidblanchardphotography.com/wxSky/supercells.html

http://www.extremenature.com/

this is awsome, particularly the Storm Structure section

http://www.mesoscale.ws/pictures/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Marz on August 05, 2009, 01:47:58 PM
today has been really not but according to the news the weather in august in england is gonna be rubbish (raining alot!) and we are gonna have a late summer with september and october being really hot! strange!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 05, 2009, 02:05:12 PM
worth reposting too

http://www.extremeinstability.com/

check out the free desktop wallpapers of which this is one

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/wp/04-1430wp.jpg)

also check out here

http://www.underthemeso.com/gallery2/Portfolio/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 05, 2009, 02:15:07 PM
^^^ That looks absolutely terrifying.  Like a huge hand is going to come out of the clouds.  Or not...maybe I just need to adjust the meds....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 05, 2009, 09:02:13 PM
i love weather and pix so this is awsome

http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/rogersky.htm

http://stormgasm.com/photo%20gallery/photo%20gallery.htm

http://www.davidblanchardphotography.com/wxSky/supercells.html

http://www.extremenature.com/

this is awsome, particularly the Storm Structure section

http://www.mesoscale.ws/pictures/

Amazing sites to visit Nick!  Thanks for the list.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 15, 2009, 07:54:06 PM
Heard on the weather channel today that areas of Montana above 7K feet, and Wyoming above 10K feet are expecting an accumulating snow!  It's the middle of August; time to bring the woolies down!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 15, 2009, 07:57:47 PM
Brrrr!!!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on August 16, 2009, 07:03:50 AM
It ain't right!  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 16, 2009, 02:28:16 PM
some awesome timelapses on this blog.

all 4 are worth just watching. Some of the beauty of Washington State is seen thru these little windows
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 16, 2009, 04:09:02 PM
some awesome timelapses on this blog.

all 4 are worth just watching. Some of the beauty of Washington State is seen thru these little windows

Which blog, Nick?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on August 17, 2009, 01:18:28 PM
DOH!

http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 23, 2009, 06:38:49 PM
Hurricane wave sweeps Maine spectators out to sea

By JASON BRONIS


EDGARTOWN, Mass. – A large wave fueled by Hurricane Bill swept spectators out to sea at a Maine park Sunday as the storm-churned surf attracted onlookers and daredevils along the Eastern Seaboard.

A man, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were pulled from the sea near Acadia National Park, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Coxon said, and rescue crews were searching for others believed to be lost in the waves.

"This is absolutely the effects of Hurricane Bill" coupled with the effect of high tide, park ranger Sonya Berger said.

The girl was unresponsive when she was rescued, the woman appeared to have a broken leg and the man had a previous heart condition that appeared to be acting up, Coxon said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/tropical_weather
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 23, 2009, 06:44:19 PM
WOW, Chuck. This is the last place I would be. We learned on the Texas coast that the last place one wanted to be when a hurricane was in the vicinity (and it doesn't have to be all that close) was on or near the beach!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 06, 2009, 11:28:54 AM
Amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN2_czSBSD0&eurl=http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/42-awe-inspiring-photos-of-extreme-weather/&feature=player_embedded#t=270
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 06, 2009, 11:31:52 AM
http://www.stormchaserbook.com/index.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 06, 2009, 11:35:03 AM
http://www.jornolsen.com/index?module=media&category=gallery/Cloudscapes

lots of other great pics too
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2009, 02:08:23 PM
Thanks for another really great series of weather photos, Nick.

They look amazing.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 06, 2009, 08:46:42 PM
Amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN2_czSBSD0&eurl=http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/42-awe-inspiring-photos-of-extreme-weather/&feature=player_embedded#t=270

Thanks Nick!  I have done my own little mini storm chases, but have yet to ever see anything as dramatic as this.  Love the soundtrack!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on September 06, 2009, 11:17:24 PM
http://www.jornolsen.com/index?module=media&category=gallery/Cloudscapes

lots of other great pics too


(http://www.jornolsen.com/gallery/Cloudscapes/Framed%20by%20the%20Trees%20II.jpg)

those clouds photos are amazing... i've only seen them once before, in colorado when the sun was setting, so they were tinged with shades of brilliant yellow, red and orange. they were constantly moving as well, something a photo can't show. sometimes they would gloop down into rolling balls, then get sucked back up to join the others. sort of like a lava-lamp type of show. and they were all over, for miles and miles against the rockies over denver's eastern side. they were somewhat regular too, more organized than they are in this photo. it gave an egg crate appearance. and they were either huge, or low. they scale was alot like it is in the above photo. i've love to see them again, but southern california sort of lacks for showy clouds. :P

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 08, 2009, 05:47:11 AM
Hey Jimmy

Yes the Mammatus are beautiful. I see them occasionally here in Thundery weather, but only remember seeing a great display with one storm, must have been when I was in my teens, the sky went green and was covered in great pendulous blobs. Was awesome, as was the storm that followed it.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 08, 2009, 05:47:24 AM
http://www.larryschwarm.com/index.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 09, 2009, 10:30:42 PM
^^^^
He has some nice work there.  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 03, 2009, 10:05:20 PM
Temps in the upper 30's tonight here in the midwest.  Can't ever remember having to turn on the heat in the house in the first days of October in the past.
If winter here this year follows what we experienced this summer, we are in for a cold, icy and snowy season ahead......will keep you posted with pics as it happens.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 03, 2009, 10:19:50 PM
It is colder out here sooner as well, Charlie.
It is usually warmer here in October.

It's about 50° and very windy!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 17, 2009, 11:22:52 PM
Posted some pics in the Life Through Lens thread showing some of the fall colors here in MO at the moment.  Soon it will be ice & snow....oh no!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on October 27, 2009, 07:27:37 PM
Hi Killersmom,  We must be having your "heat" over here in my part of England . Have not had to put the heating on , or have a fire yet...and over here that is sooooooooooo unusual. Also NO rain for weeks!!!  Weather reports say we are going to have " A barbecue November" . Hope it carries on through December. Can you cook a Christmas turkey on a barbecue??!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on October 30, 2009, 05:09:42 PM
Forget above post....storms and drop in temp this weekend....back to normal!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on October 30, 2009, 06:21:59 PM
I almost had to wear a sweater to work this morning!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on October 31, 2009, 04:43:58 AM
I almost had to wear a sweater to work this morning!

Well it has been T Shirt weather here this week. Funny old world ain't it?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 01, 2009, 06:37:06 PM
Most likely will have some ice / snow pics to post soon....perhaps this week if weather forecast holds true.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: doodler on December 06, 2009, 01:48:25 AM
We had snow yesterday in northeast Tenneessee... I've lived here 10 years and we seldom have snow, except for flurries, until Feb/Mar... once or twice in Jan... but we got about an inch on the ground and much of it is still there this (early) AM. Had to be in town at 7:30 yesterday morning and had about a half inch when I left home and nothing... not even flurries... when I got to town. Interesting how just a few miles can give totally different weather.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 07, 2009, 12:43:24 AM
Very unusual here as well. They are calling for flurries here tomorrow as low as Oakland. Lots and lots of snow in the mountains. Also a very deep freeze Monday night into Tuesday morning. 26°. WOW!!

My friend in Houston got about 3 inches of snow Thursday. Very unusual there as well. Usually this happens in Jan./Feb. there. Strange weather all over.  BRRRRRR!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 07, 2009, 02:46:07 PM
My friend in Houston got about 3 inches of snow Thursday. Very unusual there as well. Usually this happens in Jan./Feb. there. Strange weather all over.  BRRRRRR!

I seen that on the news Linda, and thought WTF???  Houston getting that amount of snow, this time of year?  Perhaps here in MO, but not southern Texas!   We are under the gun now.  Winter storm watch for my area, and winter storm warning for the northern part of the state tomorrow and Wednesday. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 07, 2009, 04:18:48 PM
It's all El Niño's fault!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 20, 2009, 12:11:38 PM
We had our first snow storm of the winter.   Northern NJ (by me) got about 6 inches of snow.


And today the skies are blue and the sun shining.  It looks pretty right now.



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/firstsnow001.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 20, 2009, 12:11:51 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/firstsnow003.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 20, 2009, 12:12:05 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/firstsnow004.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 20, 2009, 12:12:23 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/firstsnow005.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on December 20, 2009, 12:44:05 PM
Nice pictures, Chuck.  I guess you did get some use out of that new snow blower already.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:16:27 PM
Our snow was deeper.

(Size queen?)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:25:04 PM
Some pictures of our Northern Virginia snow in the LTTL thread.

Starting here, during the snowfall

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=37430.msg1740562#msg1740562

And continuing here, after it

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=37430.msg1741707#msg1741707

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:28:04 PM
Took a few pictures before I started digging the car out.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00817-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:28:39 PM
My favorite bumper sticker.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:28:56 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:29:19 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:29:36 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:29:53 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:30:16 PM
Our house.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:31:09 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:31:31 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 20, 2009, 01:31:52 PM
Earl's Tracker

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00826.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 20, 2009, 09:22:16 PM
Thanks Fritz for the first hand photos of the huge snowstorm to hit the Maryland and larger area of the eastern US.  Those pics from the street show just how deep it is.  I would guess even 4WD vehicles have problems getting around in snow of that depth.  Looks like Chuck's area didn't get as much.   They are still forecasting a large snow event here in Missouri for Christmas eve.  If or when we get it, I will post some snow pics of my own!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 20, 2009, 09:47:43 PM
Fritz, I heard so many news stories about your snowstorm.  I believe one stat mentioned was this was the largest one day snowfall for your area since sometime back in the early 70's?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 21, 2009, 08:36:27 AM
Possibly, Charlie. I know this is the sixth deepest snow inchwise we've ever had. The second largest (after the Knickerbocker storm of 1922) was in 1979, Earl and I were living in an apartment then (we moved here in 1984), and we were without transport for days. We were able to walk around with difficulty, but the parking lot for the cars wasn't plowed until about four or five days after the last snowflake fell. The day before that they sent drivers to pick us up to go to work, since the main roads were clear by then. It was quite a time! The next largest snowfall was in 1993, and we were unplowed here for several days. We were able to walk to the nearest small shopping area for supplies. This time, with extra freezers, we've got a lot more.



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on December 21, 2009, 12:47:51 PM
Happy Winter Solstice, weatherheads!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Marz on January 07, 2010, 11:32:28 AM
the of the UK is covered in snow has been for days and now they are saying its gonna continue though all next week
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 07, 2010, 07:26:41 PM
This is what the US looks like as of 9 PM EST Thursday night, 01/07/10

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 07, 2010, 07:46:50 PM
Brrrrrr!!!! I'm ready for spring, y'all!

Oh Mr Groundhog.....

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 07, 2010, 08:10:58 PM
I don't think even the groundhog is going to help this year, Fritz!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 07, 2010, 09:04:59 PM
I don't think even the groundhog is going to help this year, Fritz!!

Well maybe he'll help Richard Gere....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 08, 2010, 09:16:09 AM
So...we can post things about weathermen in the weather thread, right?

http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=3592
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Marz on January 08, 2010, 12:56:15 PM

STILL snowing in the UK
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 08, 2010, 01:34:14 PM
So...we can post things about weathermen in the weather thread, right?

http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=3592

He could definitely warm me up.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 08, 2010, 01:36:18 PM
Snow all over the northern hemisphere.

http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow.gif

past 31 days (animation)

http://www.natice.noaa.gov/ims/loop/nhem-1mo-loop.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BayCityJohn on January 08, 2010, 08:08:01 PM
Forecast for Santa Rosa:

Jan 9  Tomorrow

Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 08, 2010, 08:26:53 PM
So...we can post things about weathermen in the weather thread, right?

http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/?p=3592

He's all right, but I still want to be the filling in a Jim Cantore--Mike Bettes sandwich (the Weather Channel).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 08, 2010, 08:31:16 PM
Forecast for Santa Rosa:

Jan 9  Tomorrow

Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

60F in Santa Rosa?  on Jan 9???  Damn!  I need to move!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 08, 2010, 08:53:45 PM
60F in Santa Rosa?  on Jan 9???  Damn!  I need to move!

Yes you do!!!!!!! ;) :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 08, 2010, 09:11:43 PM
He's all right, but I still want to be the filling in a Jim Cantore--Mike Bettes sandwich (the Weather Channel).

Earl and I have been finding Jim Cantore quite attractive ever since the early days there!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 08, 2010, 10:08:02 PM
Tonight's map.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/1usa.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 08, 2010, 10:12:51 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/usa.jpg)      (http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/1usa.jpg)

About 15° to 20° colder.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on January 08, 2010, 10:22:49 PM
He's all right, but I still want to be the filling in a Jim Cantore--Mike Bettes sandwich (the Weather Channel).

Picky, picky, picky!  Okay, since you insist....

http://www.straightacting.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1833&start=50

And I must admit to having a little trepidation over posting from 'weather channel kids....'

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/weather-ed/careers-in-meteorology/mike-bettes/

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 09, 2010, 05:51:35 AM
Thanks for the pic of Jim Cantore's hairy chest, Michael! Earl and I appreciate it!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 09, 2010, 05:05:24 PM
Ok folks, don't get to hot over Jim Cantore!   ;D

Take a look at this.....

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Temperature/FrostFreeze.aspx

This is just nuts!  A low tongiht of 32 in Miami????  Even most of Florida will endure a hard freeze with temps in the mid 20's!  I bet they are just freaking out over this!
Even deep into the gulf coast temps in the teens tongiht.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 09, 2010, 06:31:43 PM
This cold spell is really ridiculous, Charlie. I'm sure a number of people there wish they could take a quick trip to Cuba to get warm!

The price of OJ is going to soar!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 09, 2010, 07:25:56 PM
Thanks for the pic of Jim Cantore's hairy chest, Michael! Earl and I appreciate it!

Yeah, I wonder where that picture came from. It's certainly not recent because I'm sure it's been a couple of years now that he's had the shaved-head look--probably because he was losing his hair.  ::)

But with or without hair, I've had the hots for him for probably 20 years.  :o

It's too bad we don't have a picture of Mike Bettes in a tight-fitting t-shirt. He looked real good in a t-shirt last summer when he spent a month chasing storms around Tornado Alley.  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 09, 2010, 07:28:44 PM
Picky, picky, picky!  Okay, since you insist....

http://www.straightacting.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1833&start=50

And I must admit to having a little trepidation over posting from 'weather channel kids....'

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/weather-ed/careers-in-meteorology/mike-bettes/



Thank you, Michael!  :-*

(Straightacting.com? Oy!  :o )
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 09, 2010, 07:33:54 PM
Seems like we've got more than a few members of the Jim Cantore Fan Club here! We've enjoyed looking at him since he first came on the Weather Channel, back in the 80's, I think.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 09, 2010, 07:42:01 PM
Think I'll send an email to TWC to see if he will wear a cowboy hat the next time he reports form say Texas or Wyoming!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 09, 2010, 07:52:30 PM
And shirtless.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 09, 2010, 08:01:51 PM
And shirtless.



with snug fitting, cowboy cut Wranglers!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on January 09, 2010, 09:23:17 PM
Jim is certainly gorgeous!  His sister lives right here in my hometown!  He comes here every so often to see her.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 10, 2010, 12:24:07 AM
with snug fitting, cowboy cut Wranglers!

Yeehaw!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 10, 2010, 12:26:28 AM
Seems like we've got more than a few members of the Jim Cantore Fan Club here! We've enjoyed looking at him since he first came on the Weather Channel, back in the 80's, I think.

You can say that twice and mean it!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 17, 2010, 10:10:25 AM
Another storm movin in from the Pacific....gonna bring heavy rains to SF bay area, and tons of snow for the Sierras.....

http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=363
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 17, 2010, 12:26:28 PM
Yep, we're poised for lots of rain out here, but we do need it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 12, 2010, 02:07:53 PM
East Coast digs out from record-breaking snow

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35281444/ns/weather

Our own Fritz lives in Arlington VA, essentially a suburb of DC, and has posted photos here of the digging out scene in his neighborhood.

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=37430.3915
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 12, 2010, 03:06:07 PM
Thanks, Charlie! Maybe this collection belongs here? Essentially the same scene on 5, 6, 7 and 11 February.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00832.jpg)   (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00837-1.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00863-1.jpg)   (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/DSC00878-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on February 13, 2010, 02:28:28 AM
How much snow??????

Stay warm Fritz

Hugs and beard ruffles

Sal   :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 13, 2010, 05:54:01 AM
Thanks, Sal!

So far we've got officially 55.9" in total this season, a record breaker. We've still got a couple of feet on the ground from the past two snowstorms. We're supposed to get another dusting today, and another 5" forecast for Monday, Washington's Birthday holiday.

Dulles Airport also broke a record (75.0")!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on February 13, 2010, 02:59:24 PM
Bloody hell, thats a lot of snow, a friend of mine from Savanah GA got snow as well!!!!  And Catia had snow too!!

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 13, 2010, 04:50:51 PM
Snow in all 50 states impossible?  Not this year!, and at the moment all 50 states have snow in one part of of the state or another....including the volcanic peaks of Hawaii, and the panhandle of the Sunshine state, Florida.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0212/Snow-in-all-50-states-New-storm-could-make-that-true.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 13, 2010, 05:09:16 PM
Well, it's about time for Hawaii!!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 13, 2010, 08:12:56 PM
A picture of the snow cover in all of the Lower 48. 13 Feb 2010

http://www.intellicast.com/Travel/Weather/Snow/Cover.aspx

mod: still a tiny corner of Florida with some snow as of the 14th.

Happy Valentine's Day to all the snow lovers!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 14, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
Ask any ordinary citizen in most of North America at the moment if they believe there is any evidence of global warming.  Doubt you would get many positive answers.

Here, a respected Scientist admits there has been no global warming since 1995

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8511670.stm
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 15, 2010, 10:01:16 AM
All 50 states did have some snow on the ground in recent days!

http://www.ktka.com/weblogs/weather_watch/2010/feb/14/update-all-50-states-did-have-snow/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123659376

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 31, 2010, 03:30:38 PM
Have to renew this for hurricane season!

We're already up to Fiona!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 31, 2010, 06:22:09 PM
  Thanks for updating, Fritz!

   Will post here, if there's any news for the East Coast that I hear early.  Re:  Hurricane Earl.  Basically, if we hear the fleet is going out, here in Norfolk, that tells me the Navy meteorologists have a different take.

 NBC news said this will either be a big nuisance or, a catastrophe.  Projections are, so far,  good surfing waves  8), no biggie, but, stay tuned.

 What is interesting is my neighbors, their radically different attitudes.  One wants to flee to the mountains  ::), others have just bought plywood; most are accepting the favorable forecasts. Me, I just don't like any category 4 storm headed towards the coast and they say: stay tuned  :P.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on August 31, 2010, 06:56:36 PM
Noted anti-global-warming scientist reverses course
Tue Aug 31, 2:17 pm ET
By Brett Michael Dykes

With scientific data piling up showing that the world  has reached its hottest-ever point  in recorded history, global-warming skeptics are facing a high-profile defection from their ranks. Bjorn Lomborg, author of the influential tract "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has reversed course on the urgency of global warming, and is now calling for action on "a challenge humanity must confront."

Lomborg, a Danish academic, had previously downplayed the risk of acute climate change. A former member of Greenpeace, he was a vocal critic of the Kyoto Protocol -- a global U.N. treaty to cut carbon emissions that the United States refused to ratify -- as well as numerous other environmental causes.

"The Skeptical Environmentalist," published in 2001, argued that many key preoccupations of the environmental movement, including pollution control and biodiversity, were either overblown as threats or amenable to relatively simple technological fixes. Lomborg argued that the governments spending billions to curb carbon emissions would be better off diverting those resources to initiatives such as AIDS research, anti-malaria programs and other kinds of humanitarian aid.

continues:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100831/sc_yblog_upshot/noted-anti-global-warming-scientist-reverses-course
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 31, 2010, 07:17:46 PM
I expect that scientists who reevaluate and are convinced by evidence won't have much effect on the true believers.

Remember, climate change doesn't exist and it's good for you, opening up the Northwest Passage.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 01, 2010, 12:47:07 AM
Perhaps Fritz, but this guy WAS a true believer - and I was pointed to him (in the past) by a true believer who visits my library.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 01, 2010, 02:05:15 AM
I think the key phrase in the above is "in recorded history", such a minuscule amount of time in the real scope of history. Logic would dictate that there is insufficient evidence in the scope of all history to categorically state that any current warming is anthropogenic. Warming there may be; helping, we may not be; but the cause of it? We cannot know.


To bastardise Mr Gore, it is "a convenient "truth"".

Can you be agnostic about AGW?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 01, 2010, 12:03:31 PM
Can you be agnostic about AGW?

Agnosticism is always welcome on any variety of topics, imho.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Trigger Hippie on September 01, 2010, 01:44:49 PM
oh good.... ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 01, 2010, 01:49:36 PM
oh good.... ;D

Really!  How boring to think that we have the final answers on anything - people who think that way are not really thinking.

 :-*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on September 01, 2010, 02:55:18 PM
   Just checking in, to update on our tropical boogeyman, Earl.   Today, the computer models are mostly holding up that an approaching cold front will knock Earl off, from the mid-Atlantic coast.  But there are some flys in the ointment.  2 respected models show a direct hit on Norfolk, but, not to worry  ::), they are expected to agree with all the others later tonight.
  On the weather channel, there was some warning of troubles for the New England area, but, switch channels, and, wheee,  Donna's hiking plans are still a go.

   We are under a hurricane watch, and a state of emergency was declared by the governor, but those are pro forma when you have a cat 3 storm headed up; means nothing, really.  What was very annoying was, yet again, a national forecaster saying it looked good for everybody, but there remained the possibility of a catastrophe, at the last minute, that would be in the news for years.  I think he needs some classes in a good journalism school.  That was uncalled for.

  Around here, we don't get too upset about hurricanes.  The ugly right now, again, is the strength of the storm, and the wobbling of the computer models.  We would have very little warning.
  People around here vary wildly in their assessment of risk.  I have cars that have been moved by people to outside my apartment, which is on higher ground.  The landlord wants my friend, the resident manager, to go trolling for plywood.  No runs on the stores.  So, for most, a big yawn and complete confidence in statistical models.

  Myself......all I have to say is, if any of this interferes with Thursday night's eviction on Big Brother, this otter is going to be VERY grumpy!

  New England brokies: please take note, your forecasts are unstable.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 01, 2010, 03:04:50 PM
Good luck and stay safe, Tony! And let us know how you're doing after it passes, as soon as you can!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 01, 2010, 03:06:29 PM
Very true, Michael and Nick. Still, there are some people who wouldn't believe that the earth's climate were getting warmer even if palm trees were sprouting at Point Barrow.

They'd believe that it's written in the Bible that climate is unchangeable. And if they can't find the passage, it's the Devil's doing.

After all, if climate can change, then so might species. From there it's a slippery slope to perdition.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on September 01, 2010, 03:15:23 PM
Good luck and stay safe, Tony! And let us know how you're doing after it passes, as soon as you can!
   Thanks, Fritz!  But I might have failed to note, we are considered reasonably safe from a hit, as of now.  Will post later should that change.  Meanwhile, New England has some funny stuff lining up that might could combine with the storm, so, they should stay tuned, just in case.

   There is a new storm now, Gaston, and it's gonna be whacky to see which news people use the French nasal, and which don't.  So far, I've been hearing the French.

  Well, am off to the CBS forums, where there is heavy flaming over whether the gay guy should be evicted, on BB12.

 Thanks, again, for wishing us well, down here!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 01, 2010, 03:29:11 PM
Been following the track map all day from NOAA. Some of our aircraft out of Dulles are already changing their scheduled departure and routing because of the storm.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 01, 2010, 04:59:44 PM
Really!  How boring to think that we have the final answers on anything - people who think that way are not really thinking.

 :-*


O/T

Michael, I just had to post and tell you how much I liked that saying!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 01, 2010, 05:31:40 PM
Good luck Tony! Keep dry and in the same place.

Just upgraded to a Cat 4 storm. 135 mph sustained winds.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on September 01, 2010, 08:07:38 PM
  Thanks, Linda!  Actually the 8 PM up-date had the storm beginning its recurve, to NNW.   That's what was expected and so, a great relief here.  We still have a tropical storm warning, because it will be wet and windy, but the hurricane watch is just to keep people on their toes.

  As of now, assuming this continues, me and my neighbors are just in no danger at all.  They are saying there's some risk for New England, but that is just to keep them on their toes.  It is, after all, a monster storm, and all danger isn't over until it's a breeze over Greenland  :D.
  It did get our attention,, though, so I think that's to the good. We are stocking up the right stuff, for later storms.

    I think there are some Brokies in the Outer Banks, (Nags Head, etc.), and I believe they have a forced evacuation there.  I wish them well, and that they have little damage to their homes.
 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 01, 2010, 08:11:52 PM
Good to hear, Tony. These things are so fickle though.

When living on the Texas Coast, on a barrier island, we always had to stay on our toes.
We moved down after Allen (land was cheap) and were lucky that we were never directly hit.
Lots of near misses though.

Only evacuated once in 1983 as I was like 8 months pregnant and we just weren't real sure where it was going.
I think it was Alicia.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on September 01, 2010, 11:25:22 PM
When living on the Texas Coast, on a barrier island, we always had to stay on our toes.
We moved down after Allen (land was cheap) and were lucky that we were never directly hit.
Lots of near misses though.
   Darn, Linda, you moved from the hurricane zone....to the earthquake zone!  You seem to carry some luck with you, though, or an over-busy guardian angel  :D.

  Anyway, I hope the New England brokies tell us what's going on, tomorrow.  Here, except for the barrier islands, we seem to be off the hook.  I hope Donna, Heathyluv, Sue, and others, dodge any heavy wind and rains.  Sheesh, a scorching summer wants to end.....and the storms want to begin.....and, then later, after that, more blizzards for Fritz  :P.  I'm still saying, Sarah Palin has somehow altered the ecosphere  :D.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 02, 2010, 03:02:28 PM
I would like to provide assistance to those who are not in recovery and are in the path of Earl:

http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/3226/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 02, 2010, 03:46:22 PM
Ah! A memory of Pat O'Brien's place in the French Quarter!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 02, 2010, 05:47:47 PM
Surf's up!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 02, 2010, 10:19:11 PM
cowabunga, dude!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on September 04, 2010, 02:49:05 PM
I never knew we had this thread!

I was poking around to see if Tony made it through Earl alright, and here I am!

Today in NH, the weather is weird!!!

The sky is black one minute and sunny the next.  The wind is howling!

Must be all the High Pressure isobars sliding toward Earl.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: michaelflanagansf on September 04, 2010, 02:53:20 PM
I never knew we had this thread!

I was poking around to see if Tony made it through Earl alright, and here I am!

Today in NH, the weather is weird!!!

The sky is black one minute and sunny the next.  The wind is howling!

Must be all the High Pressure isobars sliding toward Earl.

I was wondering if it would affect you up in NH Donna.  Welcome to the weather thread, btw.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on September 04, 2010, 04:13:38 PM
I never knew we had this thread!
I was poking around to see if Tony made it through Earl alright, and here I am!

Today in NH, the weather is weird!!!
The sky is black one minute and sunny the next.  The wind is howling!
   Hi, Donna!  There was somewhat of a breeze here, and, I believe, a total of 4 raindrops on my mailbox.  We did fine, but I began to get worried over you guys up North.  Glad you did ok, too!  Meanwhile, I still am planning to move back into town, as I really am, basically, living on a sand dune.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on September 06, 2010, 08:54:27 PM
Glad to hear it, Tony!  We had high winds Saturday, but the rest of the weekend was great!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 08, 2010, 03:21:38 PM
Unusual weather here today, it's 95 outside right now, but 11% humidity, dew point 32. There's a red flag fire warning in the country because of the low humidity and wind (20-30 mph). It feels surprisingly comfortable outside.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on October 14, 2010, 06:19:19 AM
  I caught a report, on national news, last night, of a Nor'Easter that was supposed to hammer the upper East Coast real bad, this evening and maybe into tomorrow.  Rain, here in Norfolk, as part of the southern end of the storm.
 Am hoping it doesn't intensify too strongly, but everybody from D.C. north, and especially in New England, might do well to stay tuned on this one.  Might fizzle down some, might go very strong.
 We can suppose (I think) that Donna will not be out hiking  :D.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 14, 2010, 06:37:30 AM
No, I am taking off in a plane at noon tomorrow   :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 14, 2010, 03:40:31 PM
Wow! Where are you going, Donna?

The Nor'easter wasn't too bad, it stopped raining mid-afternoon and there have been some sunbeams through the clouds. But we might get more rain overnight. Not too much wind either. But Earl just said that we escaped the brunt of the storm.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 18, 2010, 06:48:01 PM
Chicago.  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 18, 2010, 06:56:01 PM
That toddlin' town!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 12, 2010, 08:20:27 PM
It seems winter is here....with a vengence.   First major snow of the season last night was a blizzard.   While only about 6 inches fell, winds in excess of 40mph caused lots of problems.  The upper midwest was hit even harder.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20101213/D9K2OE0G0.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on December 12, 2010, 09:20:11 PM
......and this may just be the start of a very bad winter.  Joe Bistarte on AccuWeather has been saying the weather patterns are similar to 1958, which apparently was a very bad year.  I don't know how the non-Southerners get through this.  I am flattened out by 30 degree weather, here.  And we're getting it.
  Oh, well, the next pictures from Fritz's back yard should be interesting.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 18, 2010, 03:35:04 PM
After a week in sunny southern California, it feels bitterly cold here even though the temps are just above and below freezing. We got a light snow while I was gone (2-3"), but the streets were clear when Earl came to pick me up from the Metro station. There's still a light snow cover on the ground.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on December 18, 2010, 05:28:45 PM
2-3 inches - light snow??  The UK grinds to a halt with that much!!  LOL
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 18, 2010, 05:50:40 PM
Hey Sal! The times it has snowed in New Orleans (maybe about every 10-15 years), any snow on the ground at all stops activities, especially driving, since it's not worth it for the city to invest in any removal gear for something that happens so rarely. The Christmas before Katrina it snowed a light dusting (we were in Mississippi for Christmas Day), and had to wait until it got warm enough to melt (a half a day) before we could return to the city. There was still a little snow on the roof of my mother's house. Bridges turn icy whenever it dips below freezing for a few hours and have to be closed.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 19, 2010, 10:19:19 AM
2-3 inches - light snow??  The UK grinds to a halt with that much!!  LOL

LOL

In NJ, we've had storms that dump a foot of snow or more on us!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 10:37:35 AM
LOL

In NJ, we've had storms that dump a foot of snow or more on us!

A foot of snow or more is about what it takes here in MO to bring things to a halt.   Anything less than that, just causes things to slow down a bit!  :)  Nowever, an ice storm (freezing rain) is much different.  Even an eight of an inch causes big problems.....and when we get the half inch or more of ice covering, it brings down trees, power lines....everything!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Marz on December 19, 2010, 10:39:18 AM
2-3 inches - light snow??  The UK grinds to a halt with that much!!  LOL

 :D :D :D

this is very true
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 11:01:03 AM
Well we aren't having the snow, but back to back to back storms are bringing in loads of rain. 3.25" of rain since Friday. And high winds. Of course all these storms and rain on the west coast translates into loads of snow as they make their way across the country. So be forewarned folks!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 11:10:28 AM
Well we aren't having the snow, but back to back to back storms are bringing in loads of rain. 3.25" of rain since Friday. And high winds. Of course all these storms and rain on the west coast translates into loads of snow as they make their way across the country. So be forewarned folks!

Yes indeed Linda.  Wow, that is a lot of rain for the SF area!   Here is the national map at the moment.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx

This very storm that is hitting the Sierra Nevada area will be here on Thursday, thus there is a good chance we will have a white Christmas, or in our case, a fresh layer on top of what we already have!  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 11:14:23 AM
I'm hoping for clear roads and no snow all the way down to upstate South Carolina on Christmas Eve!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 11:18:00 AM
I'm hoping for clear roads and no snow all the way down to upstate South Carolina on Christmas Eve!



Hope so also for you Fritz!   I only have to drive two miles to work each day, and don't even like that distance when the streets are snow and ice covered.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 11:22:35 AM
Yes indeed Linda.  Wow, that is a lot of rain for the SF area!   Here is the national map at the moment.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx

This very storm that is hitting the Sierra Nevada area will be here on Thursday, thus there is a good chance we will have a white Christmas, or in our case, a fresh layer on top of what we already have!  :)

Hi Charlie. They are saying storms through the day after Christmas, so is much more to come!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 11:23:30 AM
I'm hoping for clear roads and no snow all the way down to upstate South Carolina on Christmas Eve!



I am hoping for the same thing for you, Fritz!! Please be careful on your trip.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 11:29:14 AM
I was secretly hoping we'd have a mild winter after the lollapalooza last time. But so far it's been colder than usual, with an average amount of snow, so far.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 11:32:21 AM
I don't remember us getting this much rain last year at this time, Fritz!

Talked to Jonathan in Albuquerque and he said it is dryer than normal there.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 11:56:47 AM
Took this pic a week ago today.   After the blizzard the night before, Jesus was completely covered in snow!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3487.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 12:26:32 PM
I hope the shepherds and wise men can find him!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 12:27:59 PM
Another reason for hoping for no snow or ice in SC, my sis and b-i-l's place is atop a ridge with a fairly steep access road. No place to drive if it turns cold and wet.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 12:32:12 PM
I don't remember us getting this much rain last year at this time, Fritz!

Talked to Jonathan in Albuquerque and he said it is dryer than normal there.

The only precip I experienced during the trip before just west of Chicago was in the mountains just east of Santa Fe, around Glorieta Pass, and there only just briefly as we passed through. There were some snow patches in shady areas, and much of the water in the streams, what little there was, was frozen solid.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 01:15:08 PM
Took this pic a week ago today.   After the blizzard the night before, Jesus was completely covered in snow!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3487.jpg)

Oh poor Baby Jesus!! :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 01:18:40 PM
Another reason for hoping for no snow or ice in SC, my sis and b-i-l's place is atop a ridge with a fairly steep access road. No place to drive if it turns cold and wet.

I hope this does not happen, Fritz!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 03:12:36 PM
Not a weather phenomena, but rather a celestial phenomena will occur this week.   A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 and North America will have the best seats in the house!

Here are a couple of sites where you can learn more information.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132182929

http://www.mreclipse.com/LEdata/TLE2010Dec21/TLE2010Dec21.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2010, 03:17:43 PM
A solstice eclipse! Neat!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2010, 03:23:05 PM
A solstice eclipse! Neat!



Yes, this one could be quite a treat!   First off, the moon is highest in the sky on the winter solstice, and with recent volcanic activity, the debris in the atmosphere may provide some some interesting colors during totality.   Just hope it is clear here tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2010, 03:44:37 PM
I think we will miss it due to the clouds!! :P :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on December 21, 2010, 12:13:09 AM
 I hope all the West Coasters are not floating away......from the scenes on the news, it looked pretty bad!  Also, UK and European Brokies.....that snow has go to end sometime  :P.  Meanwhile, what's out West usually comes East, and so New England may be in for some heavy snow, right in time for Christmas.  Please....you guys keep it up there, ok  :D ?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 21, 2010, 01:13:09 AM
I think we will miss it due to the clouds!! :P :(

Should be happening NOW - It's pretty much light here in SW England, but anyway there is total cloud cover >:(.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 21, 2010, 01:34:34 AM
Just went outside and saw it in between the clouds! It is really neat!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 21, 2010, 01:35:47 AM
What a shame we can't see it together then, Linda!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on December 21, 2010, 04:48:43 AM
It's snowing in southern NH this morning  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 21, 2010, 03:18:13 PM
I caught some of the early stages of the eclipse, but then I grew too tired and fell asleep before totality. Pity, since we had crystal clear skies. But 3 am on a worknight is just a little too late!

So far the weather on Friday looks good for the trip down to SC, but then the mid-Atlantic will get snow all weekend. I think we might escape it in upstate SC.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 21, 2010, 04:01:26 PM
Got a major winter storm predicted to hit here Thursday and lasting into Friday.   
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 21, 2010, 04:06:22 PM
Hope the weather holds up for you, Fritz!!

Another storm and round of heavy rains due in tonight and tomorrow, Charlie, and then one due in on Christmas Day, so batten down the hatches, as I don't think it is over yet.

This is going to wreak havoc for those traveling closer to Christmas.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:50:42 PM
Here is the start of the snow storm, taken at 11:00 this morning, 10 hours ago.

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3003.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:51:10 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3002.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:51:43 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3001.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:52:58 PM
This is what it looks like now, 9:00 (10 hours later)!


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3009.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:53:34 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3006.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 26, 2010, 06:58:26 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3008.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 26, 2010, 07:07:59 PM
Brrrr!

Earl was telling me we only got a half-inch or so at home, though a lot more on the coast, which is the part of the system that y'all got.

We got overall probably less than 2 or 3 inches here on the ridgetop.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on December 26, 2010, 07:08:50 PM
 Sorry to hear about your snow Chuck !!UK has been "snow locked for nearly 3 weeks now. For a while no airports were open , no trains were running , no mail deliveries in most parts of the country, no gas in the gas stations , trucks not being able to make deliveries on gas or food to stations and stores. I hope it doesn't get as bad as this. Told on TV weather report....more snow is on the way here.         Everyone  "Take Care".
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 26, 2010, 08:58:16 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3008.jpg)

Congrats on your snowfall there Chuck!   ;D :D   The national news tonight said you could get a foot!  ::) ???

More pics tomorrow please if you have the opportunity.   :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 26, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
Gee, and he's already got two.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:33:20 AM
Well, I just took about 1 hour 15 minutes to shovel out a bit of my sidewalk and car, as when I called the automated weather number system, it says we're open for business, no closings or delays.

::)

Anyway, here are pics from about 20 minutes ago.



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3010.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:33:54 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3011.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:34:24 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3012.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:35:02 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3013.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:35:47 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3014.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:36:26 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3015.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:37:13 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3016.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 04:37:35 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3017.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 27, 2010, 07:13:54 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3014.jpg)

Wow, Chuck!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 27, 2010, 07:51:09 AM
Wow Chuck! A lot of work! All else being equal, I'm glad to be in South Carolina!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 08:29:06 AM
Crazy crazy snow!   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: jack on December 27, 2010, 09:09:31 AM
if i wasn't so miserable myself i would be laughing SO hard.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 09:34:37 AM
I must admit, I'm loving it!

The drive to work was crazy, I passed about a dozen or more abandoned cars, and one trailer truck, but it looks so pretty out.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on December 27, 2010, 01:47:34 PM
I must admit, I'm loving it!


I knew you would!   :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 27, 2010, 02:26:38 PM
Chuck got a coupla feet.

We got a coupla inches.

All's right with the world.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 27, 2010, 06:25:19 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Snowmagedden3017.jpg)

OMG, is that an automobile covered up there?  Just an amazing amount of snow!  Thanks Chuck for the pics!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
OMG, is that an automobile covered up there?  Just an amazing amount of snow!  Thanks Chuck for the pics!

Yup, that's my neighbor's car.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 27, 2010, 07:14:15 PM
Just lots of rain here which will translate to lots of snow for everyone east of here.
More tomorrow, Thursday, and Saturday.

Amazing amount of snow, Chuck. I believe what you got was the 3-4 inches of rain we got here the week before Christmas.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 27, 2010, 07:45:53 PM
Amazing amount of snow, Chuck. I believe what you got was the 3-4 inches of rain we got here the week before Christmas.

It was so cool to experience it, and I know my back and arms will be sore tomorrow from the shoveling. 

But I liked it.  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 27, 2010, 08:02:34 PM
I know you did!!! I'm just glad I only have to drive in the rain. ::)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: conny on December 28, 2010, 01:00:39 AM
wow chuck thats a LOT of snow, seen in on the news overhere!

we`re getting new snow today as well  ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on December 28, 2010, 03:13:57 PM
  Have enjoyed seeing the photos here very much.  I don't have any, but we did get clobbered here, in Norfolk. About 14 inches, but none of the howling wind they got in NYC and New England.  It's just starting to melt some now, which is a great help, especially as no one could get anywhere, even on foot.
 I had to laugh about one thing: I have agoraphobia, so, I don't like going anywhere; going to the malls and visiting people is ok, if not too far.  But, these 2 days, when I couldn't go anywhere, not even a few feet from the front door, quacked me out just as bad.
  Anyway, I have been worried for those of you who also got hit.  This was a pretty dangerous storm!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 05, 2011, 08:17:04 AM
Well, now that the snow has melted here, we're supposed to get another 5-7 inches Friday into Saturday.

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on January 05, 2011, 08:44:51 AM
All the more to shovel for you, Chuck!!  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on January 05, 2011, 11:37:32 AM
Meanwhile downunder

FLOODS in Queensland and New South Wales have reportedly reached "biblical" proportions in the eyes of those overseas, while some Queenslanders take a typically laid-back attitude.

"Another day in paradise," said a man rowing past as shopkeepers in Rockhampton desperately tried to hold back the water with sandbags and pumps.

But beneath the dry humour is a national disaster as the big wet floods towns and isolates outback communities.

More than 200,000 Queenslanders have been affected by the torrential downpours and thousands have been made homeless.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/Queensland-Floods-001.jpg)
''With the water going down, we can at least control the snakes coming up the front steps.''

In the flooded suburb of Depot Hill, the waters were teeming with brown snakes as they sought shelter in evacuated houses. Extra antivenom has been flown in to deal with an expected surge in snakebites.

''But the floods aren't too bad,'' Mr Wood said. ''It's twice as bad when they're over - the dirt and smell and dead fish. It's fun while it's in, but it's a real disaster when it's over.''
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tfferg on January 05, 2011, 04:49:02 PM
Apparently so many crops have been wiped out in Queensland that there will price rises for food worldwide , not just in Australia, in the next few months. The export coal mining industry has also been shut down. The corals of the Great Barrier Reef are threatened by all the sludge pouring into the sea.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 05, 2011, 06:44:21 PM
Well, now that the snow has melted here, we're supposed to get another 5-7 inches Friday into Saturday.

:D :D :D

Can I come visit??
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 05, 2011, 06:46:08 PM
haahaahaa!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 05, 2011, 06:48:39 PM
haahaahaa!

Is this yes or no?? :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on January 05, 2011, 07:25:27 PM
Auntie, you can visit me in the beautiful snowcapped peaks of New Hampshire any time!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 05, 2011, 07:43:18 PM
Sounds like a deal, Donna!!!
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on January 05, 2011, 07:44:58 PM
Any time, Auntie!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 05, 2011, 07:48:09 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/smilie/1132_childish_teasing_smiley_sticking_out_tongue.gif) Chuck!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on January 06, 2011, 04:28:28 AM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/smilie/1132_childish_teasing_smiley_sticking_out_tongue.gif) Chuck!!

LOL Linda!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 09, 2011, 10:50:05 AM
Another winter storm for us tonight and tomorrow.   Forecast is for 5-7 inches (of snow  ;D) for my area over the next 36 hours....and very cold also....lows near zero by later in the week!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 09, 2011, 11:01:50 AM
We're supposed to get snow here Tuesday, but they're not saying how much yet. We had some snow Friday night/Saturday morning, but not much, and by today it was all gone except for some shady places.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 09, 2011, 12:16:12 PM
http://www.newjerseyweather.com/


01.09.2011... The chances of 6 inches or more of snow for Tuesday Night / Wednesday seem to be increasing.

Unlike the last couple of events that were weaker and more localized to certain parts of the area , the upcoming coastal storm should affect the area in a more broad sense....accumulating snow wise & maybe a mix as well.

A double-barreled area of low pressure will begin to move into our area on Tuesday Night. One low in Ohio, and the other off the coast of North Carolina. Eventually the coastal low off the coast of North Carolina will strengthen & develop into the primary low as it moves northward & into our area. There's even a slight chance of rain or a mix if the Low moves too close to the coast.. If it remains all snow, snow totals of 6 or more inches look pretty favorable at this time...more later...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 01, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
20 inches of snow since 7am this morning (14 hours).  Wind gusts have been 40mph plus, thus blizzard conditions all day.

Here is a pic at 5pm after three hours of scooping out the driveway.  We had 15 inches at that hour.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3582.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 01, 2011, 08:25:31 PM
Damn Charlie! What a blizzard!
Hope your electricity stays on!

I just talked to my son in Albuquerque and he said they have gotten a foot since last night and are expecting another 8 inches tonight.
Also 35mph winds. 8 degrees now, down to zero.
Snow on top of ice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 02, 2011, 03:36:47 PM
That's a huge amount of snow, Charlie, especially for y'all. And I heard they just reopened I-70 today, with an interview of people who were trapped at a truck stop in Warrenton MO. It caught so many people by surprise!

And that's a huge amount for ABQ, Linda. Glad when I passed through on the train in December it was pleasant.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 02, 2011, 07:27:29 PM
I heard they reopened I-70 sometime before noon today.  The current I-70 was constructed and opened back in the late 40's and this was the first time ever the entire length of it across the state was closed.  It was down for a little over 12 hours.

I was going to take some additional pics today, but with a skeleton crew at work, I didn't get home until dark.  That's ok, with the temp going down to 10 below tonight and a high tomorrow in the single digits, there will still be plenty of snow to photograph for quite some time.   The total amount according to the yardstick I stuck out on the deck yesterday is 22 inches.    So we got an additional 7 inches after 5pm yesterday.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on February 02, 2011, 09:02:19 PM
We got a little more snow, but then we got sleet and rain. A large tree across the street from my apartment building fell down--right across the road. I think it hit at least one car--I saw it, crushed, when I got home from work today.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 03, 2011, 03:53:53 PM
We got a little more snow, but then we got sleet and rain. A large tree across the street from my apartment building fell down--right across the road. I think it hit at least one car--I saw it, crushed, when I got home from work today.

Wow! Where's that?

We had a tree split around the corner from us, and half came down across the street, but I don't think it hit any cars. The remaining half tree is still up, but don't know for how long.

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Post by: mcnell1120 on February 03, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
here's my little picture of the day after our blizzard hit Chicago...I'm standing at the door steps

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/mcnell1120/tn.jpg)

Nellie
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Post by: fritzkep on February 03, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
That's a lot of snow, even for Chicago, Nellie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 03, 2011, 09:22:16 PM
I've got some more pics myself, just haven't had time to get them posted here, as I use what seems every spare daylight moment to continue to remove the snow.  Just no where to put it all.

Good to hear from Nellie that she is ok......Chicago got the same storm as here in MO, but they suirpassed us a couple inches at 2 feet, and the winds were a bit stronger there also.

Hope to get some more pics posted in the next couple days.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on February 03, 2011, 09:49:15 PM
Wow! Where's that?

We had a tree split around the corner from us, and half came down across the street, but I don't think it hit any cars. The remaining half tree is still up, but don't know for how long.



I live in Brooklyn, N.Y. --lots of cars, not enough parking, so all the street spots are always filled. We've lost some trees while I've lived here, but I've never seen anything quite like this--it was cleaned up by the time I got home because it was blocking traffic. Beautiful tree, too.  :( And some cars are still buried in snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on February 04, 2011, 06:47:17 AM
Back yard this morning in Austin...snow day!



(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/P2040001.jpg?t=1296826976)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nikki on February 04, 2011, 09:55:21 AM


Had an ice storm this week -- after snow last week --  predicting more next week. My daughter and her family lost power the other day and they live only 5 minutes from me!  They spent the night here and we had a sleep over. :D

I read maybe cold for the Superbowl in Texas-- right Nancy?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 04, 2011, 07:50:33 PM
WOW, snow in Austin. Not normal.
The national news tonight was talking about Dallas and the snow and ice.
With so many flights canceled some folks may not get there.
Also all the pregame festivities have not been attended because of the weather.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 03:40:37 PM
Last week on the night of the 1st into Wednesday morning the 2nd we got 22 inches of snow.  It took a while to move this amount just to get the drive open, but here are some pics of what it looked like Friday afternoon.

Here is one where I have cut some paths to the side of the house to the gas meter to get the monthly reading.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_3596.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 03:41:59 PM
Snow drifts on the south roof over-hang.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_3597.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 03:43:24 PM
A couple of pics of the mounds resulting from shoveling out the drive.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_3599.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 03:44:06 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_3603.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 03:45:03 PM
A view from the street.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_3602.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2011, 04:03:13 PM
Wow, Charlie! Reminds me of us this time last year!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 04:22:57 PM
Wow, Charlie! Reminds me of us this time last year!



It's been a winter and a half so far Fritz!   With that 22 inch snowfall, it has brought our season total to 46 inches.  This is more snow than we have received the last five years combined!   And more on the way this week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 07, 2011, 04:41:58 PM
Geeez Charlie!

I can sympathize!!!

Do all 50 states have snow now?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2011, 05:28:03 PM
The last time I checked, a few days ago, just Florida didn't have any. Last year this time, it did!

And of course the high mountaintops on Hawaii also had some, too.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
The last time I checked, a few days ago, just Florida didn't have any. Last year this time, it did!

And of course the high mountaintops on Hawaii also had some, too.



I believe that is correct Fritz.   But a couple weeks ago, the panhandle of Florida did have snow; however, at that time, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and perhaps a couple others did not have snow.

And that may change with northern Florida with this current system moving east.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2011, 06:43:16 PM
Here's the site I usually use for snow cover. They update every morning in season around 9 Eastern.

http://www.intellicast.com/Travel/Weather/Snow/Cover.aspx

Looks like today LA, SC and FL have none.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 07, 2011, 07:01:55 PM
I'm not sure where you live, huntinbuddy, but it could be near me in NH from the look of things!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2011, 07:05:56 PM
A lot more of the country is looking like New England these days, Donna!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 07, 2011, 07:10:58 PM
I'm not sure where you live, huntinbuddy, but it could be near me in NH from the look of things!

Stuck in the middle of Missouri.   Was just reading a news story in the local paper, and it said if we get just 6.5 more inches of snow this season, it will be the most snow accumulation in a winter season since record keeping started well over 100 years ago.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 07, 2011, 07:14:01 PM
Wow!  That's incredible!  Thanks, Charlie!  I didn't know you were in MO.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 07, 2011, 09:37:20 PM
Stuck in the middle of Missouri.   Was just reading a news story in the local paper, and it said if we get just 6.5 more inches of snow this season, it will be the most snow accumulation in a winter season since record keeping started well over 100 years ago.

I was talking to my son in Albuquerque tonight, Charlie and they have had the lowest recorded temperatures ever this last week. He is still at home because they closed down Kirtland AFB because all the pipes have frozen and burst. They were without gas for heat as Texas had to have rolling brownouts due to the electrical usage there and they shut down the electrical that runs the gas lines to less populated areas of New Mexico and the AFB was one of them. His whole office was flooded.

He said they have more coming this week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 08, 2011, 04:12:50 PM
I was talking to my son in Albuquerque tonight, Charlie and they have had the lowest recorded temperatures ever this last week. He is still at home because they closed down Kirtland AFB because all the pipes have frozen and burst. They were without gas for heat as Texas had to have rolling brownouts due to the electrical usage there and they shut down the electrical that runs the gas lines to less populated areas of New Mexico and the AFB was one of them. His whole office was flooded.

He said they have more coming this week.


I seen a story on NBC Nighly news last night Linda from Albuquerque, and it was showing the frozen and bursting pipes.   From what I gather, most of the mains are above ground there, and have been forever, as I assume it just never gets down to freezing, of if it does it is for perhaps a day at most.
Another large snow event in the lower midwest today.  We are going to escape here with just a couple inches of snow tonight, but KS and Oklahoma has over at foot of new snow in places.   The good news is after this system moves out, we should be dry and warmer for the next week.  We are in extreme cold temps again with lows tonight and tomorrow night just below zero.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 08, 2011, 04:18:19 PM
I was talking to my son in Albuquerque tonight, Charlie and they have had the lowest recorded temperatures ever this last week. He is still at home because they closed down Kirtland AFB because all the pipes have frozen and burst. They were without gas for heat as Texas had to have rolling brownouts due to the electrical usage there and they shut down the electrical that runs the gas lines to less populated areas of New Mexico and the AFB was one of them. His whole office was flooded.

He said they have more coming this week.

The same thing happened at Holloman AFB in the southern part of the state. The electricity was dead for days, as well as the water and gas pipes having burst. They just came back in full operation yesterday, in time for us to send an Airbus full of freight to them.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 12, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
One of the local newspapers has some time lapse videos of our huge snow storm last week....you can watch them here....

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/02/03/blizzard-time-lapse/ 
 
 
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Post by: fritzkep on February 12, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
That's really something, Charlie! Thanks!

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Post by: killersmom on February 12, 2011, 06:55:30 PM
This is great Charlie. Thanks for linking it!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 12, 2011, 06:58:02 PM
Fortunately, it made it to 50 today and even warmer tomorrow and into next week.  So now comes the big meltdown!

We need just 6.5 inches of additional snow this winter to break the all time record here for snowfall in one winter season.  Still plenty of time for that to happen yet.  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 12, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
It may happen with this next system that is due here by Monday, Charlie. Supposed to be rain and much colder weather here the whole week and snow in the local mountains.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on February 13, 2011, 12:23:34 AM
One of the local newspapers has some time lapse videos of our huge snow storm last week....you can watch them here....

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/02/03/blizzard-time-lapse/ 
 
 


Isn't that great? :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 17, 2011, 08:22:48 PM
Two weeks ago today, we had 22 inches of snow from an unprecedented blizzard the previous 48 hours.

A week ago today, a new record low for that date at 12 below zero!

Today, a new record high for the date of 74 F.  The old record was 68 F in 1994.

Crazy!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 17, 2011, 09:17:21 PM
Damn that is crazy, Charlie.

Going on 4" of rain here since Monday, with round 4 coming up tonight.
I am losing the dogs in the bog that is my yard!! :P
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 18, 2011, 12:06:16 PM
Our record temp for today is 76, we might just break it.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 18, 2011, 04:56:14 PM
Our record temp for today is 76, we might just break it.



Enjoy the moment Fritz, for the system that is coming in over the weekend is going to go north of us.  It will make our temps colder, and the northern counties in the state are forecast to get some snow.  Unfortunately, I seen the projected track of that system, and it appears it could bring your area freezing rain and snow on Tuesday.

The big concern in my area now, with this intense warm-up we had the past five days, and all that snow pack melting, is flooding on the major rivers.  Already the Mississippi is in flood stage from the Iowa border south, and it is only going to get worse into the spring.  The Missouri River near where I live is above normal levels, but not yet in flood stage.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 18, 2011, 04:58:04 PM
We're supposed to get winds gusting to 60 mph tomorrow, and becoming steadily colder. Oh, well, it is still February!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 18, 2011, 05:50:35 PM
We're supposed to get winds gusting to 60 mph tomorrow, and becoming steadily colder. Oh, well, it is still February!

We have the same forecast here Fritz.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 18, 2011, 06:00:46 PM
We did break the old record of 76 here at National, it got up to 77.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 18, 2011, 07:17:49 PM
I figured you all would get the rough weather we are still dealing with here.
Almost 5 inches of rain and mid 40's for temps.
Yet another storm coming through tomorrow.

I am building that ark someone suggested.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 18, 2011, 07:24:00 PM
It would be worth it to post the cartoon about the ark that you posted in the Diner here, Linda!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 18, 2011, 07:27:40 PM
It would be worth it to post the cartoon about the ark that you posted in the Diner here, Linda!

OK Fritz!!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/noahs-ark-cartoon.jpg)
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Post by: fritzkep on February 18, 2011, 07:45:39 PM
That's a real good one!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 18, 2011, 08:26:29 PM
That's a real good one!



So that's why there's no more dinosaurs!  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 18, 2011, 10:08:40 PM
So that's why there's no more dinosaurs!  ;D

HEH! Charlie!

Still raining with training storms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 19, 2011, 05:44:05 PM
HEH! Charlie!

Still raining with training storms.

Linda, has there been any mudslides in your area?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 19, 2011, 06:31:58 PM
Linda, has there been any mudslides in your area?

Not that I have heard of, Charlie.
I finally emptied out the rain gauge at 6". This is from the whole week, well since Tuesday.

It is still raining.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 19, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
Not that I have heard of, Charlie.
I finally emptied out the rain gauge at 6". This is from the whole week, well since Tuesday.

It is still raining.


Wow, that is a lot of rain for Calif.  I believe I seen something on the news a couple days ago about how this latest round of rains in your area is bringing tremendous snowfall to the Lake Tahoe area, which is the higher elevations of course.  Raining here tonight in central MO; actually had a round of thunderstorms about an hour ago.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 19, 2011, 09:42:26 PM
Well the rain has finally stopped.
Supposed to be more on Monday and now they are calling for it to be cold enough to have snow at sea level by the end of the week.
We'll see.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 20, 2011, 06:01:01 AM
Holy smoke!

When it rains, it pours!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 20, 2011, 11:29:16 AM
We're supposed to have snow tonight/tomorrow.  3 - 4 inches.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 20, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
Old man winter still has his icy fingers around our throat. Or some other area.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 20, 2011, 06:22:41 PM
Cleared up today, although the yard is still a bog.
Calling for more rain this week.
The weatherman actually said we may get snow at sea level next weekend.
I'll believe that when I see it!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 21, 2011, 08:38:50 AM
Outside my house today.

All the snow from past storms had melted, and today we woke to 4 fresh inches of snow.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/snow11.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 21, 2011, 08:40:32 AM
The little black truck up the street is mine.  ;D

All covered in snow now! 



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/snow21.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 26, 2011, 10:26:42 AM
Snow in San Francisco!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/us/27snow.html?_r=2&hp

OK, no accumulation, but people did see a few flakes falling atop the taller hills!

I can just imagine taking a sled down Lombard Street after a snow event!

Or down Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Street_(San_Francisco)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_Alley

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 21, 2011, 06:41:21 AM
Yesterday was the first day of spring.

It's snowing here in NJ.  Hard.

:D :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 21, 2011, 02:06:41 PM
Well JEEZ, Chuck.
After 3" total of rain Friday and Saturday and a wind storm, tornado and water spout, we are due to get another storm tonight tomorrow and yet another one Thursday-Friday with another 2-3" of rain!!!

YAY!!   NOT!!!
I still can't walk in my back yard as the grass is still ankle deep in water.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 21, 2011, 02:59:01 PM
We had a whale of a thunderstorm this morning before dawn on the way in to work, but it passed fairly quickly and the rest of the day has been sunny (if hazy) and mild, even almost warm.

But the weather should be variable and potentially stormy this week. Typically spring.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on March 21, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
 Yeah, Fritz, it was the same here in the south of the state. 

  I don't mean to rile those with bad weather, but good weather can be a shock, too, after a grubby winter.  Myself, am mournful my walks had lagged, and it will take all Spring to get them anywhere.  And people DO go a little batty when it warms up.  Crime goes up, all kinds of stuff.
 I live in a completely blue-collar neighborhood now, and everybody is out and some a little scruffy looking.  And today, talking on the phone to a friend, here comes two Mexicans  peering in the windows, faces up to the glass.  Supposedly looking for an apt. to rent. And this whackiness does not occur in the winter.
 But I also saw wildflowers, blue, here and there, and the trees sprouting leaves, and so it is well worth all the other eccentricities of a strongly arriving Spring.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 21, 2011, 03:34:28 PM
Hey Tony! We've got five daffodils and a hyacinth in the front garden now. Two more than yesterday.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 21, 2011, 04:18:56 PM
Well, according to the extended forecast for my area, more snow (perhaps up to 3 inches) will be here for Wednesday, changing to rain in the afternoon, and then back to snow for the evening.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 21, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
Happy spring, Chuck!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on March 21, 2011, 05:36:32 PM
 Happy Spring, Chuck AND Fritz  :D !!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on March 21, 2011, 06:42:29 PM
Hey Tony! We've got five daffodils and a hyacinth in the front garden now. Two more than yesterday.



We've got 5" of snow on the ground!  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 21, 2011, 06:56:24 PM
We've got 5" of snow on the ground!  :D

A difference between the Sunny South and Yankeeland!  :D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 21, 2011, 07:05:19 PM
Damn!  Donna wins!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 23, 2011, 06:15:38 PM
Thunder, lightning, hail!!!!

It's very loud here now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2011, 06:41:48 PM
WOW! Chuck!! Who did you piss off?? :D

We got another 1/2 inch of rain. There truly is not place for the water to go.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 23, 2011, 06:44:37 PM
WOW! Chuck!! Who did you piss off?? :D

Ya want a list?

:D :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2011, 07:23:37 PM
YEP!!

They just announced on the local news that San Francisco has just surpassed it's YEARLY amount of rainfall.......and it is only March!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 23, 2011, 07:33:57 PM
That's astonishing, Linda!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2011, 07:35:18 PM
Yes it is, Fritz!! And we are getting another week of rain.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 08, 2011, 05:41:42 PM
We're just getting one rainy day after another, not a huge amount, but just dreary.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on April 27, 2011, 11:23:03 PM
  It's late Wednesday night, and they keep changing the story on stormy weather for the Mid-Atlantic.  Killer storms down South; late news, over 60 dead. But whether that same system will hit farther up, and that bad, there's just no consensus.
  This usually wouldn't bother me, except that last week, we had tornados in this region, that did unbelievable damage, and yet was barely reported on the network news.  It's like, the unusual is now no longer news, as it's everywhere.  Death toll is the only factor now, and neighborhoods wiped out in 5 counties, but only 12-14 dead.....no big deal.
  They did broadcast non-stop, last week, from local channels, as it was ongoing danger.

  Most in the line of fire tomorrow would be here (Norfolk), up to D.C, and west from that arc.  Doodler to the west, and Fritz, to the north, may see some troubles unless these big red blobs on radar fade off.  We had warnings, on network news 3 days ago, so, it's already hit the Deep South as predicted, and now....maybe, maybe not, further north.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on April 28, 2011, 10:33:31 AM
 The death toll in the South has gone to over 200, from this storm system, working its way north. Worst destruction in over 40 years.

 All of Virginia is under a tornado watch, and winds are steady at 40 m.p.h, here, but, considering the danger time (until 3 p.m.) and the lack of anything on the radar that is heavily fierce, we should be ok around Norfolk.
 There has, however, been flooding in Pungo and Phoebus, nearby, and news cams are on site and interviewing irate homeowners, one of whom was disturbed that waters have encroached near to her party and club outbuilding  ::).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on April 28, 2011, 11:29:45 AM
To everyone who lives in the States that are affected by the storms.....keep as safe as you can. Thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 28, 2011, 03:35:21 PM
Terrible news about the storms, now almost 300 dead.

No problems here, the main storm cells bypassed us. A co-worker in Manassas south of Dulles Airport heeded the tornado warnings in his area by gathering his family into his basement. Fortunately his immediate area suffered no damage, but it was frightening. Don't know where the closest tornado came to NoVa, but they seemed to be all around. This morning on the way in to work there were some in the areas west and southeast of the DC area. Now it's cooler and sunnier and calm.

I wonder how long it will take Pat Robertson and his minions to blame the outbreak on gay people.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:29:03 PM
A significant number of tornadoes in Missouri late this afternoon, into the evening.  The first watch was issued around 1pm, and the first reported touchdown was west of my area about 100 miles around 3pm.   They moved through my area at about 5pm.  Further to the south (200 miles) the town of Joplin was devastated around the same time.   Here are four pics I took as the sirens blared just moments before heading to the basement.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3866.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:29:50 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3867.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:30:34 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3869.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:31:21 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3871.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:34:09 PM
My immediate neighborhood only had minor hail and wind damage from this storm, but other areas as close as a couple miles had much more extensive damage.   A couple hours later (around 7pm) went back outside and took these two.  Not sure what this cloud formation is called but always see it after tornado and hail storms.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3872.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 08:35:02 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3873.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on May 22, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
Great pics, huntinbuddy!  Scary stuff!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2011, 08:54:33 PM
Glad you and Gertie are OK, Charlie.

I remember when we lived in Enid, OK and right before the bad storms hit, you could smell the metallic smell and the green tinged sky.
Happened a lot in Texas as well.

Amazing photos.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on May 22, 2011, 09:22:33 PM
  Still no reports on the massive tornado in Joplin, or none that give much information.  But one said 24 confirmed dead, and a complete destruction of the residential and business area.  This may be due to all phone lines down, and the reports of rescue efforts coming first. The town has about 45,000 people.
  There has been heavy loss of life in the last round of tornados, some weeks back.  I can't get a grip on whether this is worse.  Or even if it is still ongoing.  Yahoo showed a huge red blob over the Midwest, but what time was that?  
  I just hope this is poor news reporting and communications and not something much worse.  I wish the first responders well. And that damage is limited, despite what is, IMO, a very strange silence.

ETA: well, if I were to believe the time stated on that radar map, 10:30 pm EDT, the middle of the country is still being battered by heavy weather, all the way from the Gulf Coast to Chicago.  Maybe it's just heavy rain.  But am not going to stay up to find out.  Slow news reports may mean nothing severe, or could mean the opposite. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 22, 2011, 11:31:01 PM
It is mdinight now, and the situation in Joplin, MO is not good.  My best guess is there will be 60-100 deaths from this storm in Joplin alone.  The same vortex stayed on the ground for over 40 miles (at a mile wide) and continued to move through less populated areas to the E/SE.  So there will be additional deaths reported from the extended path.

With all electric and nearly all phone service to Joplin down at this hour, it is hard to get information.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20110523/D9NCUNSG0.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on May 23, 2011, 09:54:31 AM
A significant number of tornadoes in Missouri late this afternoon, into the evening.  The first watch was issued around 1pm, and the first reported touchdown was west of my area about 100 miles around 3pm.   They moved through my area at about 5pm.  Further to the south (200 miles) the town of Joplin was devastated around the same time.   Here are four pics I took as the sirens blared just moments before heading to the basement.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3866.jpg)

That sky looks so ominous, Charlie.

I remember very well being in Joplin when I was a kid about 7 years old, traveling back with my uncle and grandmother from Colorado, to visit cousins in St. Louis.  My uncle was born not far from Joplin.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on May 23, 2011, 09:55:30 AM
My immediate neighborhood only had minor hail and wind damage from this storm, but other areas as close as a couple miles had much more extensive damage.   A couple hours later (around 7pm) went back outside and took these two.  Not sure what this cloud formation is called but always see it after tornado and hail storms.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3872.jpg)

Beautiful picture, ugly storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on May 23, 2011, 09:57:38 AM
This was on Yahoo! when I first brought up my computer on Monday.  Sounds very bad.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110523/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_storms
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 23, 2011, 10:02:54 AM
This was on Yahoo! when I first brought up my computer on Monday.  Sounds very bad.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110523/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_storms

It is a terrible situation there Debbie.  I'm in contact with one of the first responders who is in the area, and sadly he says the number killed will exceed 100.

Huge thunderstorms at the moment here in Missouri again!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: sjmarv on May 23, 2011, 10:06:50 AM
Greetings Weather folks. I usually hang around the slash groups in Discussion & Recommendations and LeBar. Donna suggested I post this report on this thread. I live about a mile from this spot in Minneapolis. It was a scary night here last night, but we got off pretty lucky:

Minneapolis Tornado update: 1 death, 29 injuries. So fortunate compared to Missouri, where tornado killed 89 so far and they are still counting.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/5750264659_e205923ce5.jpg)

DAVID BREWSTER ¥ dbrewster@startribune.com Sunday 05.22.11 Minneapolis - Aerials of tornado damage in north Minneapolis.
Photo: David Brewster

Susan
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 23, 2011, 11:26:17 AM
Here is a link from another fourm here at DCF that contains a lot of video of the Joplin event.

http://www.towleroad.com/2011/05/video-deadly-tornado-obliterates-joplin-missouri.html

Reports are coming in that people 40-60 miles away are finding possessions of destroyed Joplin homes dumped (from the sky) on their property!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on May 23, 2011, 12:20:37 PM
My immediate neighborhood only had minor hail and wind damage from this storm, but other areas as close as a couple miles had much more extensive damage.   A couple hours later (around 7pm) went back outside and took these two.  Not sure what this cloud formation is called but always see it after tornado and hail storms.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3872.jpg)

Could it be Asperatus (rough) clouds - a new classification in 2009?

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.meteorologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/undulus_asperatus_gontesky_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.meteorologynews.com/2009/06/06/new-cloud-type-discovered-undulus-asperatus/&usg=__7a60DUrNKSSJGrc7ANg51sd7plQ=&h=402&w=603&sz=29&hl=en&start=41&sig2=j37H_g0tvHUFGC3ZewKOtg&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=etEcCAx1qX3C0M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dasperatus%2Bclouds%2Blink%2Btornadoes%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1G1GGLQ_ENGB295%26ndsp%3D20%26biw%3D1078%26bih%3D814%26tbm%3Disch&ei=rqLaTdusO8yo8APp09CDBQ (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.meteorologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/undulus_asperatus_gontesky_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.meteorologynews.com/2009/06/06/new-cloud-type-discovered-undulus-asperatus/&usg=__7a60DUrNKSSJGrc7ANg51sd7plQ=&h=402&w=603&sz=29&hl=en&start=41&sig2=j37H_g0tvHUFGC3ZewKOtg&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=etEcCAx1qX3C0M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dasperatus%2Bclouds%2Blink%2Btornadoes%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1G1GGLQ_ENGB295%26ndsp%3D20%26biw%3D1078%26bih%3D814%26tbm%3Disch&ei=rqLaTdusO8yo8APp09CDBQ)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on May 23, 2011, 08:29:39 PM
Here is a link from another fourm here at DCF that contains a lot of video of the Joplin event.

http://www.towleroad.com/2011/05/video-deadly-tornado-obliterates-joplin-missouri.html

Reports are coming in that people 40-60 miles away are finding possessions of destroyed Joplin homes dumped (from the sky) on their property!


WOW, Charlie. The dark video of the folks in the convenience store was the most scary. Just listening to them and not knowing. Really really devastating destruction.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 23, 2011, 09:08:56 PM
WOW, Charlie. The dark video of the folks in the convenience store was the most scary. Just listening to them and not knowing. Really really devastating destruction.

It's a fairly sad day here in Missouri.   Like myself, many of the people I work with have friends and/or family in the Joplin area; and today at lunch break hardly a word was spoken where normally the conversation is fairly lively.  I knew last night the dead would be in the dozens, but now it has went higher; and with an estimated 400 people still missing, it most likely will continue to increase.   17 people were recovered from the rubble today; most had serious injuries.

To make matters worse, we had another round of strong storms, really all day long, and tomorrow is forecast to be another super outbreak of tornadoes, especially in the western area of the state, and my area in the central part of the state by late in the day.

You know it's bad when NBC takes nearly the entire evening news cast covering the event.   Nightline (ABC) will be doing a story in about half hour.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:53:31 PM
Fourth day in a row that we have had storm warnings and tornadoes in the state.   With the tragedy in Joplin, we are all just a bit edgy here in Missouri, and today was the worst yet for large numbers of tornadoes.   By noon it was certain there would be a large number of these killer storms as they were breaking out to the west of my area about 60 miles and moving east.  Many businesses (including my own) closed an hour ahead of the storms and sent all employees home.  Today was a wise move as the stroms were extremely strong.   The nearest tornado path today was east of my area about 4 miles.

Here are some pics of what things looked like from home between 2-4pm today.


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3890.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:54:08 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3891.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:55:06 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3893.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:55:50 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3897.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:57:07 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3900.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:57:54 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3902.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:58:33 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3904.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 08:59:09 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_3906.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on May 25, 2011, 09:12:56 PM
Amazing pics, Charlie.
Is that rain or hail you have in the last couple pics?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 25, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
Amazing pics, Charlie.
Is that rain or hail you have in the last couple pics?

The next to the last one had a lot of hail falling.  It was pea sized and didn't show very well in the photo.  But keep in mind in all these, it's 2pm in the afternoon.....and look how dark it is!
Many, many areas of the state have had the large damaging hail.  We have missed all those so far.    St. Louis area tonight had large hail.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on May 25, 2011, 11:52:09 PM
Talked with Fritz and he stopped the night near Greneda, Mississippi.
He called very late after I spoke with him earlier and he said that he sat through a really wild time as the line passed where he was parked.
I watched the line on the radar and it looked pretty rough.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bentgyro on May 28, 2011, 05:02:42 PM
My heart goes out to all the people effected by the terrible weather.
The town of Slave Lake in Alberta had to be evacuated because of wildfires.....while other places are flooding.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 28, 2011, 10:30:15 PM
My heart goes out to all the people effected by the terrible weather.
The town of Slave Lake in Alberta had to be evacuated because of wildfires.....while other places are flooding.

Wildfires already in Alberta???  That is crazy.  You would think with it being spring, and all the snow melt the risk of fire would be relatively low.  Speaking of flooding, the Missouri river here in the state it is named after is in full flood stage no so much from all the rain we are having here, but rather from the snow melt in Montana!

As for the tragic tornado in Missouri, as of tonight, the death count in Joplin where the killer storm happened a week ago tomorrow, is at 139, and the number of missing is now down to 105.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 05, 2011, 07:42:10 PM
I've held off on doing this, because even for me it is difficult to watch and experience.  Two weeks ago today, at 5:21pm a tornado devastated a large portion of the town of Joplin, MO.   A town of about 45K people in the SW corner of the state, about 200 miles SW of where I live.

Here is one, that many of you might have seen on the national news shows, but they showed just a thirty second clip....not much to see as it is all dark from being inside a cooler in a C-Store.....but watch and listen to the whole thing if you can.   Much like a hurricane, the 'eye' of the tornado passes right over them.  Early on you can hear the roar increasing outside.  I believe it was 18 or 19 people took refuge inside the beer cooler inside the store.   At about the 2:12 mark, the front flank of the vortex hits, you can hear it ripping a lot of stuff up, and then from about 2:54-3:03 is the eye of it passing where it is relatively calm, and from what you hear some believe it is over with.  Then all hell breaks loose as the rear flank of the vortex passes.  These people thought they were all dead....and for good reason.   To my knowledge, they all survived.  How, I have no idea!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnvxJZucds

....and this is the building they were in, in the above video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-P4P68YyNM

Three more people died today from injuries sustained two weeks ago.  The number dead is now at 141.  If there is a good side to this hard to understand tragedy, all of the missing have now been accounted for.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 05, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
Very sobering videos, Charlie.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 17, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
Holy Hell!

I drove through torrential downpours, thunder, lightning, hail, and floods!  I was honestly expecting a funnel cloud to appear.

At some points, the hail was slamming down so hard, I was worried the windshield would smash in on me.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2011, 03:47:38 PM
We had a gusher of a rainfall last night like we rarely see. It started so suddenly that we didn't have time to close the storm window, so the rain, which overflowed the gutters on the roof, was pouring down the side of the house and coming through the sides of the windowpane. We filled several towels before it slacked off enough to close the storm window. And there was nearly continuous thunder and lightning for around two hours. This was after we went to bed.

Curiously enough, we didn't lose power.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 17, 2011, 04:16:43 PM
Holy Hell!

I drove through torrential downpours, thunder, lightning, hail, and floods!  I was honestly expecting a funnel cloud to appear.

At some points, the hail was slamming down so hard, I was worried the windshield would smash in on me.

Yikes, driving in hail sounds like someone is throwing rocks at your car.   I’ve been caught in it before, but was always able to get off the road and pull the vehicle under some kind of shelter, like the canopy of a gas station.  Usually places like that get really packed quickly in a hail storm.  Once they reach the size of about ping pong balls, they can definitely leave a dent and break glass on an automobile.


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 17, 2011, 04:44:23 PM
Yes, I've managed to avoid hail storms like that, but out in the middle of, say, Wyoming, I dread the possibility of getting stuck in one without any available place to seek shelter for the car.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 18, 2011, 05:07:06 PM
Had a nasty little storm here last ngiht, or I should say the early morning hours.  It was quite a surprise to even the weather service.   There was a t-storm watch until 1am for the counties to the west, and I never gave it any thought of spending the night in the basement.  I was awakened about 3:30am, to the sound of large tree limbs snapping, and transformers blowing in the neighborhood.  Electric went out of course, and it was back on when I got home for work an hour ago....but on the news now, many areas of town are still out of power.  I was not even in the watch area!

There are many stories on the news about the damage, trees on homes, truck blown over on the interstate.  They said it was straight line winds 70-80mph.

http://www.abc17news.com/news.php?id=2629

http://www.abc17news.com/news.php?id=2627
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2011, 07:02:41 PM
Charlie, my husband was a property insurance adjuster and traveled around the country taking care of claims.
He always said straight line winds and downdrafts were always a surprise and did a lot of damage. The downdraft damage was always mistaken for tornado damage.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 18, 2011, 11:05:43 PM
Charlie, my husband was a property insurance adjuster and traveled around the country taking care of claims.
He always said straight line winds and downdrafts were always a surprise and did a lot of damage. The downdraft damage was always mistaken for tornado damage.

Someone iis going to be very busy soon......we have had large hail all over the central part of the state tonight, and it will continue on into the morning hours.  I live just two miles from where I work, and the business district there had nearly tennis ball sized hail there about two hours ago.  Broke windows in nearly every vehicle in the lot at the time; yet here at my house, no hail...thankfully.   It came within a half mile....it was amazing, you could hear the roar of it hitting cars, building roofs, etc from that distance.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2011, 11:25:52 PM
This is a picture of the damage done by golf ball to baseball sized hail. My son's car in Socorro, NM Oct. 5 2004

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/38resize.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2011, 11:36:19 PM
All of the sunroofs on all the buildings on the campus were smashed.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/37resize.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/36resize.jpg)

Needless to say, all of the vehicles on Campus and in town were totaled.
It took several years for all the damage to be repaired.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2011, 11:37:25 PM
A YouTube video.

http://youtu.be/GxSsiLHoOYg
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 19, 2011, 01:39:58 PM
Geeez!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 19, 2011, 02:28:35 PM

Needless to say, all of the vehicles on Campus and in town were totaled.
It took several years for all the damage to be repaired.


...and deadly if you are caught out in it.   Reports today coming in of livestock that was killed by the hail storm last night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 19, 2011, 04:16:34 PM
...and deadly if you are caught out in it.   Reports today coming in of livestock that was killed by the hail storm last night.

Yes, so sad. Rick would drive by pastures with dead sheep and cattle all over. No place for them to get out of the hail.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 19, 2011, 04:22:23 PM
It's very sad. Yet there's really nothing to be done about it. The cattle would stampede before being driven to shelter.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 20, 2011, 08:32:58 PM
Just six months ago, we were having record snowfall....now it is a record heat wave.   Isn't it great to live on a chunk of land called North America!   :D

So the heat pretty much finished off my garden this past week.....that small portion of it that survived the spring hail and wind storms.  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 20, 2011, 09:58:14 PM
Too many extremes, Charlie.
Same thing happening out here.
The extremes, I mean.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 22, 2011, 09:39:10 PM
Yikes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/temperature-of-105-sets-all-time-high-at-dulles-international-airport/2011/07/22/gIQAhzbPUI_story.html

And heat index of 121 at Washington National today.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on July 30, 2011, 02:22:33 AM

And heat index of 121 at Washington National today.




Oh my!!!


On the contrary, here in Northern Italy we are having the coolest July in years! Sooo nice.

Hope you get some fresh air too, soon....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 23, 2011, 08:23:26 AM
  Aargh.  Just when I have been near to getting a long list of problem areas whittled down, now the computer models are showing Hurricane Irene very likely to impact the Norfolk area by this Saturday. 
  A direct hit as a category 1 would leave many of us without power for a week.  If it is a category three at landfall, it could be a heavy, heavy hit.  Some models still show some chance we may dodge the bullet.  I sure hope so.  Don't wanna eat cold food for weeks !  Not to mention no clean clothes or a hot shower.  Double ugh.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 23, 2011, 08:30:31 AM
Keep us posted, Tony!  You are our hurricane spotter here!

It's only Tuesday, so hopefully you can do some laundry before the storm hits!

What about using a camping stove that operates on white gas for cooking food?  I have one and we are able to use it to at least make hot coffee in the morning, as well as some simple meals.  It might be a good investment.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 23, 2011, 04:31:19 PM
 Thanks for the encouragement, Donna........ but so far, I just bought beenie-weenies and Bumblebee chicken salad & crackers, in case we lose power.

  This is starting to be an unpredictable storm, BTW.  As the computer models change the track more towards the east, it would be a quick direct hit on Norfolk, and then.....New York City, as it accelerated in forward speed.  There's a lot of difference too, as to whether it grows to a Cat 3 or higher.  When Isabel hit N.C. and then us, it actually was weakened to a Cat 1, and yet we were really...destructivated.  I can't imagine a Cat 3 here.  Am counting on the usual (a further swerve out to sea). I really hate buying cases of bottled water  :D.
  Before I forget (am a little drifty from experiencing my first earthquake today), keep track for heavy rain up in the Northeast, ok?  Could happen.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 23, 2011, 04:37:00 PM
Glad you are OK from the earthquake, Tony!

Keeping my fingers crossed the hurricane passes you by!

Talked to Fritz (he is still traveling) and he had not heard about it.
He called Earl and all is well there, just some things falling off shelves.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 23, 2011, 07:27:55 PM
Glad you are OK from the earthquake, Tony!

Talked to Fritz (he is still traveling) and he had not heard about it.
He called Earl and all is well there, just some things falling off shelves.

 Thanks, Linda !  Am fine.  There was just general puzzlement at being in a building that was swaying side to side, and everybody hereabouts quacking.  It was the D.C. area that got really rattled and Fritz, of course, was not there  ::).
  Meanwhile, odds are better than 50-50, somebody is going to get trouble from this hurricane.  But, you never know.  Forecasts 4 days out aren't proven.  It is a little disconcerting, though, that the fleet has gone to sortie Bravo, meaning, ready to pull out within 24 hours.  Navy meterologists  (sp?) often have better forecasting.
  I'll probably be totally whack-dorky by Thursday night.  After the tv show Big Brother of course  :).  I mean, let's keep these things in perspective, right?
   Will post more when there's more to grumble about......
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 23, 2011, 07:46:30 PM
Thanks, Linda !  Am fine.  There was just general puzzlement at being in a building that was swaying side to side, and everybody hereabouts quacking.  It was the D.C. area that got really rattled and Fritz, of course, was not there  ::).
  Meanwhile, odds are better than 50-50, somebody is going to get trouble from this hurricane.  But, you never know.  Forecasts 4 days out aren't proven.  It is a little disconcerting, though, that the fleet has gone to sortie Bravo, meaning, ready to pull out within 24 hours.  Navy meterologists  (sp?) often have better forecasting.
  I'll probably be totally whack-dorky by Thursday night.  After the tv show Big Brother of course  :).  I mean, let's keep these things in perspective, right?
   Will post more when there's more to grumble about......

Yes I get where you are coming from re the hurricane.
Having lived on the Texas coast for 8 years on a barrier island, one got used to the unreliability of the hurricane's paths. Two ways to get off the island, ferries and a below sea level highway.

One time, in 1983, we evacuated for Hurricane Alicia as I was 7 1/2 months pregnant.  There were plenty, but that is the one that stands out for me.

I totally remember Hurricane Carla (I was 10) and the high wind and torrential rain we experienced in San Antonio.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 23, 2011, 08:40:37 PM
Such memories!

We were hit by Gloria on the day before my friend Stephanie's wedding.

They had to have a piano playing the wedding march instead of the organ because no one had power, including the church!

Hang in there, Tony!  There's always good old peanut butter and jelly!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 26, 2011, 03:49:18 PM
Tony, what are they saying tonight?   I have heard it has backed off to a category 2, but that still means 100 mph winds. That is going to bring down power lines and trees, and will destroy some structures.  What amazes me is the amount of rain this monster will drop.   Have heard totals as high as 12 inches of rain over an 18 hour period.    Stay safe!!!, and keep us updated as you can.

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/Active.aspx?storm=2&type=track
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 26, 2011, 04:13:09 PM
 Hi, Charley - I just logged on briefly.  The news is generally better for Norfolk, in that it will probably be a Cat 1 when it goes past Virginia Beach, out by about 30-40- miles.  So, a weaker storm, slightly, and we are on the western side, which has less force.  Virginia Beach will suffer gusts up to 110 m.p.h., and moderately heavy damage, but here, maybe 80 m.p.h. the highest.
 The real problems are that it is slow moving, and so will take 20 hours to pass, dumping 1 to 1 & 1/2 feet of rain.  About 300,000 people have been under mandatory evacuation around the metro area, in low-lying areas.  Also that power is likely to be out for from 1 to 7 days, owing to the very large area being hit.
  Am not so sure it will be as catastrophic as thought, further north, as far as N.Y.C. and Boston. It just is unpredictable as far as how hard they will or won't be hit.  Donna should take care, from the rain, as well as all East Coast Brokies.
  Myself, am ok; just ticked off at the prospect of losing all the freezer food if power is out over 3 days.  Also, I have volunteered for the fire watch in the apartment building I am in  ::). What is they say in the army?  Never volunteer?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 26, 2011, 05:41:31 PM
Since this is a huge low pressure system; over 600 miles wide!  I wouldn't be surprised but what it doesn't spawn some tornadoes over the land areas as it rakes the east coast.  You take care Tony, and be safe...don't take any chances.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 26, 2011, 07:14:22 PM
 Thanks, Charley, I will.   Power is almost certain to go out by noon tomorrow, and for so many people, that I kind of think it'll be about 5-8 days before I get back on-line.

  Everybody on the East coast, take care........
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 26, 2011, 08:46:36 PM
Hey weather watchers!  So far everything is nice here in the NH Seacoast.  My BFF, heathyluv, just got the manditory evac order on the Connecticut shoreline. 

Maybe she'll come here?   :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2011, 09:48:38 PM
Since this is a huge low pressure system; over 600 miles wide!  I wouldn't be surprised but what it doesn't spawn some tornadoes over the land areas as it rakes the east coast.  You take care Tony, and be safe...don't take any chances.

Watching the Weather Channel now and it has spawned 3 tornadoes. The rain amount is tremendous. They are predicting it to stay stronger than they had anticipated.

TONY TAKE CARE and keeping you in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2011, 09:50:25 PM
Hey weather watchers!  So far everything is nice here in the NH Seacoast.  My BFF, heathyluv, just got the manditory evac order on the Connecticut shoreline. 

Maybe she'll come here?   :D

Good luck Donna. I do hope Heathyluv does come stay with you! Please wish her the best of luck in all this. My family and I had to evacuate 3 times when we lived on the TX coast. It is not a fun thing.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 27, 2011, 06:55:29 AM
Thinking of all you East Coasters.....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Miaisland on August 27, 2011, 07:09:07 AM
Thinking of all you East Coasters.....

Me too....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 27, 2011, 08:07:20 AM
Thanks, everyone!  So far it is absolutely calm here.  No wind, hazy sunshine, about 80 degrees. 

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 27, 2011, 06:12:19 PM
Right now it's raining pretty hard in Brooklyn, NY. All five boroughs of NYC are under a tornado watch.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 06:35:51 PM
^^^^^ Good luck!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2011, 06:40:19 PM
*peeks into thread*

Hiya!

The rain is pounding here in NJ.  Yesterday I took all the furniture off the porch, as well as any potted plants, wind chimes, flags, or anything that could fly off and cause damage.

The winds are starting to pick up a bit.

The house is stocked.  We have food, water, the cars have full tanks of gas, batteries, candles, cell phones have been charged, filled some empty bottles with water and froze them in case we lose power and need the ice.  We even did laundry in case we lose power and need clean clothes.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 06:44:29 PM
Sounds like you have it all covered, Chuck! What happens at your work if the power goes off for a few days??
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2011, 06:47:28 PM
Sounds like you have it all covered, Chuck! What happens at your work if the power goes off for a few days??

that I have no idea about.  I do have an "inclement weather" line to call, as well as everyone's phone numbers.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 06:50:44 PM
Yeah I guess  this type of weather is  not an everyday occurrence!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2011, 07:12:57 PM
oh, We also went into the basement, and moved any electrical cords off the floor, suspending them as high up as possible.  We have a sump pump in the basement, but just in case the rain is too much for it, and we end up with water down there.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 07:35:39 PM
Good idea, Chuck!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 27, 2011, 07:46:08 PM
It just started sprinkling in NH.  I brought my patio furniture inside, made ice, and filled the car with gas.  I have plenty of food and... erm... I'm a backpacker so I already have plenty of batteries, headlamps, a portable stove, etc....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 27, 2011, 07:54:21 PM
Watching the Weather Channel now and it has spawned 3 tornadoes. The rain amount is tremendous. They are predicting it to stay stronger than they had anticipated.

TONY TAKE CARE and keeping you in my thoughts.

  Thanks, Linda!  Most of the power is out in the metro area, but, so far, mine has stayed on.  The storm is about 60 miles due east of Norfolk, but the winds aren't dying down fast enough, and have changed direction, so, it still could be cold showers and peanut butter, unless it stays on at least until midnight, when the threat is mostly gone.
     For those of you further north, this is a difficult storm to predict.  There is severe to massive flooding here, but, until the tv crews and police get to the low lying neighborhoods, it's anybody's guess what damage is there.  They had to evacuate, so......no news from the residents.
    Forward speed is picking up, so, Irene may not die off before getting up to NYC and further.  It is not so much a fierce storm (only a Category 1), so much as it is huge and heavily laden with water.  It is so large, that Richmond has lost most of its power, and that's about 100 miles, I think, from Norfolk.
  Unless it loses all that rain, Chuck would be well-advised to know that heavy flooding is the biggie, and, after that, loss of power.

  Oh, yeah.  As usual, we have the mindless morons, stranded in water they attempted to drive through, teen-agers that were racing back and forth on a huge fishing pier which was covered with waves, and there were also people swinging around the branches of crepe myrtles, during brief lapses in wind surges.
  Again, no real news about the over-all damage, nor any solid understanding of how much danger is headed north.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 27, 2011, 08:10:30 PM
I guess I am as prepared as I can be--batteries, flashlights, and all that. I am hoping the electricity stays on. There are areas that people were told to evacuate--some, of course, have stayed anyway. Time will tell how foolish they were.  :-\

And I just heard thunder......
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 27, 2011, 08:29:20 PM
Love your Edward Abbey quote, Beruthiel!

It's raining harder now...

Good to see you, Tony!

Hang in there!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 08:35:30 PM
So good to hear from you Tony!! I have been worried all day, watching the weather channel and the radar. Looks like you really got hammered with the rain! I will keep sending thoughts to you and hoping things don't worsen.

Beruthiel, sending thoughts your way as well, as it is just getting to you!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 08:37:18 PM
Love your Edward Abbey quote, Beruthiel!

It's raining harder now...

Good to see you, Tony!

Hang in there!

Good luck Donna! Hope things stay OK for you too!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 27, 2011, 09:09:41 PM
Love your Edward Abbey quote, Beruthiel!

It's raining harder now...

Good to see you, Tony!

Hang in there!



Thanks! It was still the Bush era when I started using it, but it applies even now.

I am starting to hear the wind now, and when I went to check the terrace, it tried to pull the doorknob out of my hand.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 27, 2011, 09:11:16 PM
So good to hear from you Tony!! I have been worried all day, watching the weather channel and the radar. Looks like you really got hammered with the rain! I will keep sending thoughts to you and hoping things don't worsen.

Beruthiel, sending thoughts your way as well, as it is just getting to you!!

Thanks! It is starting to get windier: before it was just the rain.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 27, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
Thanks, Linda and Beruthiel!

I'm guessing Tony lost power.

Raining harder now!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2011, 09:30:27 PM
Good luck to all whom Irene has passed over and all who are yet to get hit.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 27, 2011, 09:34:48 PM
Thanks, Linda and Beruthiel!

I'm guessing Tony lost power.

Raining harder now!

It looks like the storm is covering a large area, so I'm not surprised.

I hope Tony's power isn't out for too long, but you know how that goes.... :-\

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on August 28, 2011, 09:40:36 AM
I'm guessing Tony lost power.

Raining harder now!

 No, I made out ok !  In fact, I slept 10 hours last night, finally getting some rest, and am dis-oriented as, for the first time, I was one of the very, very few who never lost power. No peanut butter & jelly sandwiches !!!!!!
  As far as I can tell from the news, so far, it looks like NYC did somewhat all right (I guess Beruthiel lives there).   Donna, you're the furthest north, so, even though the strength has died down, still be careful, ok?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 28, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Glad to hear people are ok :).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:47:17 AM
The rain is still falling here in NJ, and the occasional gust of wind comes through.

Of course, I had to go out through the local towns, and see what my camera would capture.

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Hurricane%20Irene%202011/HurricaneIrene008.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:48:14 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:49:27 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:51:07 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:51:56 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:54:22 AM
This waterfall is in Verona Park.  This waterfall is about 25 feet long.  On normal days, there is a trickle of water that falls over it, onl about one to two feet long, and the rest of the waterfall is dry.






(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Hurricane%20Irene%202011/HurricaneIrene021.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Hurricane%20Irene%202011/HurricaneIrene022.jpg)


If I were to stand at the base of the waterfall, there is a small "pond" that collects the water, and it is usually only as deep as my ankles.   If I stood there today, it would've been up to my chest.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:01:14 AM
This next series I call "Lake Bloomfield".

This is a kids park that is in a 'pit' of sorts.  If you stand at the street, you look down into the park.  There is a river that runs through the park, and then goes under a bridge and out of the park.





(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Hurricane%20Irene%202011/HurricaneIrene016.jpg)


The red bars you're looking at is a swing set.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:03:06 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:04:23 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:05:26 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:06:50 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 10:07:23 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 28, 2011, 10:30:18 AM
Whoa!  Be careful out there, Chuck!

It's very windy right now in NH, but the rain has slowed down.  I'm sure it will pick up again when the next band of weather comes through.

Power keeps cutting out for a few seconds, then comes back on again.

Just enough to knock the clocks out so we have to reset them- LOL!

Meanwhile, I just baked my son a lovely carrot cake for his 16th birthday today.  Glad the power stayed on for that.  I can make the cream cheese frosting without electricity  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: roby on August 28, 2011, 10:32:09 AM
Glad to know you are safe, Chuck.

I hope that the fallen trees are only consequence of the storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: beruthiel on August 28, 2011, 10:39:44 AM
Wow, Chuck. It doesn't look that bad in Brooklyn. We have some trees down and a lot of smaller branches and leaves lying around. There is a lot of debris on the walkway by the water--probably came up with the tide. I didn't lose power, so that is good. Hope everyone is well.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 28, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
Thanks Chuck for the photo series in your area.    Appears the biggest problem will be flooding in areas which normally remain above water.  Glad everyone on the east coast has made it through the worst of this storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:26:22 PM
My brother and I decided to go out to other locations and see what we could find.  The sky is dark and the wind is picking up again, so we're back home now.


It's being suggested that flood waters will still rise, as the water really has nowhere to go.

This was a manhole cover we saw driving around..




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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:27:17 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:29:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:30:39 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:32:05 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:32:58 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:33:42 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:35:08 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:36:11 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:37:06 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:38:02 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:38:44 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:39:26 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 28, 2011, 04:31:36 PM
Thanks Chuck for these additional phots.  Certainly a lot of flooding and a real mess.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Jenny on August 28, 2011, 06:58:55 PM
My street is fine, but here in Princeton we're basically closed to vehicular traffic from outside because all the major roadways are flooded and/or have trees and wires down. Quite a few people have no power--I'm thanking my lucky stars that we do.  We had a lot of wind this afternoon, but no further damage right here. So far the water is okay and I cook with gas, but both could be problematic if enough water flooded into the sewage treatment facility or gas mains. The cities on rivers have it worst--New Brunswick and Trenton both had some heavy flood damage.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 28, 2011, 07:41:55 PM
I lost Internet, phone and TV at about 3 and just got it back.  I never lost electricity.

Still raining and windy, athough much less violent than earlier.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 28, 2011, 07:57:34 PM
Good to hear, Jenny!

Sorry you lost the three, Donna, but glad the electricity stayed on!
I am glad it has not been worse for you than it has.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on August 28, 2011, 08:04:47 PM
Thanks Linda.  Lost a couple trees, but I'll put them aside for the woodstove  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 28, 2011, 08:17:33 PM
There is always a use for the downed trees, especially if they didn't fall on anything important!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 30, 2011, 04:33:30 PM
Finally catching up in this thread!

We're safe and sound, no trees down immediately near us, though three blocks over a tree fell, though parallel to the houses and street, so apparently no major damage, as far as I could see. When I came home from work today, they were still removing it, having been working at it since sometime yesterday.

Amazingly, we didn't lose power either this time, the electricity just blipped a couple of times, but nothing to even make resetting the clocks necessary.

Glad you got through it OK, Tony, I was wondering about how you did.

And thanks for the pics, Chuck! Glad you didn't suffer any damage at your house.

And you can be glad that you live in NH rather than in VT, Donna!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on September 29, 2011, 08:50:10 PM
Goodness...an entire month, and no posts of weather here?   Oh well, considering what we've been through this year, that's a good thing!

Not to worry, I will have some  pics of the fall foilage soon.  Noticed tonight several trees are starting to show some color.  Not sure just what to expect with the dry, hot summer we had here.

Then of course there will be ice and snow pics soon.   Not looking forward to driving in that crap, but it does make for some nice pics.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 29, 2011, 08:59:14 PM
It has been hot here, Charlie. Back to cool for the weekend and rain next week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on October 06, 2011, 06:27:48 PM
Snow arrived yesterday in the Scottish Highlands  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on October 06, 2011, 06:53:36 PM
 Well, Prince Harry escaped the dreary snow.  He's over here in the warm weather, practicing helicopter stuff.  You need a similar excuse, Sue  :)......
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 06, 2011, 08:18:49 PM
Snow arrived yesterday in the Scottish Highlands  >:(

Snow in the mountains out here in northern California, Sue. The ski resorts love it.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 06, 2011, 08:46:07 PM
Snow on Mt Washington (NH) and I'm expected to get down to 20 degrees tonight. 

It's 60 degrees in the house and I refuse to turn the heat on until after Halloween!

Fortunately, Morgan (the cat) likes to sleep on feet  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:10:31 PM
Hey!!!! What's all this talk here about snow already????   Can't have no snow talk until we get the fall color pics out of the way first! 

Here is a set I took just yesterday evening, in my immediate neighborhood.   I was surprised with the amount of color, with the dry summer we had.  Also, it is about a week to 10 days early compared to previous years.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:11:18 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:11:55 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:13:11 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:13:57 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:14:55 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:15:58 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:16:41 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:17:21 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:18:05 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4503.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:18:46 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4504.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:19:21 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4505.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 03:19:58 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4507.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on October 07, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4503.jpg)

Love the pictures "Hbuddy".  Were they taken from where you live ?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 07, 2011, 05:25:41 PM
Love the pictures "Hbuddy".  Were they taken from where you live ?

yes, all these lovely trees are in my immediate residential neighborhood.   This was about a two mile walk around the area....the same route I take when walking my dog, Gertie.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on October 07, 2011, 05:45:36 PM
  Loved the first one, especially, Charlie; the one with the stream.  That's something we don't have where I live.  It's all tidal.  A flowing stream is soooo soulful.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 07, 2011, 07:19:33 PM
Love the pics, Charlie!!
Really do have a lot of color for such a dry year!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 08, 2011, 05:34:33 PM
Love the pics, Charlie!!
Really do have a lot of color for such a dry year!

yes, but it is going fast.   Usually, the color lasts at least a week in not closer to two; however, several of those same trees I took the pics of on Thursday have already turned mostly brown, and many leaves are falling.   THAT is the result of the extreme, hot, dry summer we experienced.   So glad now I took what few pics I did on Thursday.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 08, 2011, 05:55:29 PM
Glad you did too then!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on October 09, 2011, 12:15:14 AM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Nature/IMG_4499.jpg)

Beautiful series, HB.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 09, 2011, 09:27:16 PM
Beautiful series, HB.

Thanks!   Sure wished the color would have lasted longer.  It was only here for perhaps 3-4 days, and now the leaves are falling rapidly.   A very hot, and dry summer, and in the last month, not a drop of rain; so it is extremely dry going into the fall season here in Missouri.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dahlia on October 13, 2011, 11:36:15 AM
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Oh my! I love the whole series. Glad I didn't miss it.

Why don't you post in the Lens'thread?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on October 13, 2011, 11:58:24 AM
Oh my! I love the whole series. Glad I didn't miss it.

Why don't you post in the Lens thread?


That's what I thought but didn't get round to saying.  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 19, 2011, 08:12:34 PM

That's what I thought but didn't get round to saying.  :D

The local weather forecasters say we could still have additional color, but I don't think it will happen.   There are still a lot of trees with green leaves, and the first hard freezes of the season are tonight and tomorrow night; but in my 30 plus years of living here, after those freezes, they just turn dull and fall to the ground.    I'll keep an eye out for any more color opportunities this fall, but I think it is over with.  :(

.....soon it will be time for ice and snow pics.   Not so sure I'm excited about that!  :-\
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 19, 2011, 09:10:36 PM
It is cool here now but is supposed to warm up again till the end of the month with high fire danger! :P
No rain.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 11:47:23 AM
Well, it's not winter yet, but we're getting snow here in New Jersey!

:D :D :D :D


Apparently we can expect 5 - 8 inches here today!



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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 11:47:42 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Firstsnow2011001.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 11:47:59 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Firstsnow2011002.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 11:48:23 AM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 11:49:30 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Firstsnow2011004.jpg)


Yes, snow around the Halloween decorations!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on October 29, 2011, 11:56:38 AM

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez! Hard to believe, Chuckster!

We had a true summer day here today! Felt like June...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Miaisland on October 29, 2011, 12:03:53 PM
And it is hard to believe even up here in Sweden... Not like June, but a mild and sunny autumns day.

It is way to early in the season...

Hope the snow won't bother you for long, Chuck.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 12:36:20 PM
Not bothering me, I love it!   ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on October 29, 2011, 04:21:02 PM
 The photos are neat, Chuck....thanks !

  The low pressure center itself was mostly over Norfolk, today, just off the coast.  But all we've gotten is a chilly, gloomy drizzle.  It's been 2 days of this and people are getting bummed out.  This is Dublin weather.  How do those people survive this?  Fish and chips, and a brewski at a warm pub?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 29, 2011, 05:44:41 PM
Early snowstorm socks Northeast, 1.7 million without power

AsSOCIATED PRESS October 29, 2011 5:54PM



New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency after the storm left half a million without power.

Utilities in Pennsylvania said 200 crews were working to restore power to 428,000 customers in northeast and central Pennsylvania, including more than 160,000 customers in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

They were among 1.7 million who lost power in the mid-Atlantic region as the snowstorm headed to New England.

In New York, more than 200,000 lost power. In Connecticut, utilities are reporting more than 370,000 without service. In western Maryland, there were more than 26,000 outages. And about 19,000 lost power in Massachusetts.

Communities inland were getting hit hardest, with eastern Pennsylvania serving as the bull’s-eye for the storm, said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro. Some places got more than half a foot of snow, and towns near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border saw 10 inches fall.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/8493119-418/early-snowstorm-socks-northeast-17-million-without-power.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 29, 2011, 05:51:02 PM
Snowing hard in NH.  But we are used to making sure the kid's Halloween costumes can fit over a snowsuit  ::)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 29, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
WOW! Chuck!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: tonydude on October 29, 2011, 09:10:01 PM
 Sounds pretty bad.  Two million people w/o power.  I especially hope our forum family people in the NorthEast do ok.  At least it's supposed to warm up again, fairly quickly.  Good luck to everyone up there, and, be careful !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Nikki on October 30, 2011, 08:47:27 AM

Here in Bucks County - a suburb of Philly -- power was out yesterday from afternoon 'till 10 pm, although other areas of Bucks is still affected by power outages. The roads were slick and lots of trees and branches were down which affected the power lines.  I spent the night at my daughter's when her power came back fairly quickly.  I'm home now and there's no place like it when the heat goes back on! As the paper said, "early winter storm causes regional havoc." 

Tonight the Eagles play at home in Philly and the temp will be bitter cold. I don't envy the fans, but a lot of them will be 'tuned up,' no doubt. ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 30, 2011, 09:43:31 AM
Here in NoVa things were very frosty with some patches of snow around. A few of the smaller bridges were closed on the way to church, but later on in strong sunlight they were open again after melting ice.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 30, 2011, 12:15:09 PM
No power in NH.  Only about 6" at my house, but heavy and wet, so it brought down power lines.

Sitting in a cafe in the next town over for the wifi!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 30, 2011, 12:41:18 PM
In Maine?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 30, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
Can't believe that Plainfield MA got 27.8" of snow out of this system. Unheard of for October.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Halloween_nor'easter

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 30, 2011, 06:29:16 PM
Damn Fritz!!! That's a lot of snow for October!

It was 76 and sunny today. Had shorts on!!!

How upside down it this??
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 30, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
And it's warm in Nice, and fairly mild in Sweden! Very strange indeed!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 30, 2011, 06:37:04 PM
Totally upside down, Fritz! Really crazy!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on October 31, 2011, 09:08:54 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/snowstorm%202010/Firstsnow2011004.jpg)


Yes, snow around the Halloween decorations!


Love these pics!

The ghost blends right in  :D

Hope everyone is safe and stays warm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on November 08, 2011, 01:57:47 PM
Damn, I heard some people on the east coast are STILL out of power!

What is up wih that? We had our power go out a few days ago, for 5 or 6 hours,,, that was bad enough.

But two or three weeks?  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Marz on November 08, 2011, 02:46:09 PM

Its been freezing all day today, and I was outside most the day working on a gardening project, I HATE being cold so i wasnt happy!!! winter is here!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on November 08, 2011, 03:39:50 PM
Damn, I heard some people on the east coast are STILL out of power!

What is up wih that? We had our power go out a few days ago, for 5 or 6 hours,,, that was bad enough.

But two or three weeks?  >:(

Yeah, mainly in Connecticut. People are getting really angry.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on November 09, 2011, 03:33:42 AM



Read and watch this:

http://www.nicematin.com/article/derniere-minute/coup-de-mer-sur-le-littoral-azureen

click on the photos (1 to 4) and on the first two videos, then you can see what it's like today in Nice!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 09, 2011, 07:38:01 PM
Damn Ingy!! This is just devastating!! I have been there and walked that area with you and been to some of those shops and restaurants!! I am so upset at the destruction. I am sending thoughts your way and for Mr. S as well. I hope it lets up soon!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on November 10, 2011, 01:09:02 AM

Thank you, (((Lindalita))). Especially Villefranche where you and i went for one lovely summer's day, seems to have damaged severely. And of course the entire main drag in Nice.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 10, 2011, 12:31:38 PM
I am so very saddened to hear this, ((((Ingy))))! It is such a shame for such a beautiful area!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gnash on November 15, 2011, 04:25:47 AM


Read and watch this:

http://www.nicematin.com/article/derniere-minute/coup-de-mer-sur-le-littoral-azureen

click on the photos (1 to 4) and on the first two videos, then you can see what it's like today in Nice!!


wow... i hope that things have settled down now! talk about stormy weather.  :o

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 18, 2011, 08:04:10 PM
Looks like Charlie is going to get some snow early this week and folks up the east coast later in the week.
Batten down the hatches.

Ah, just in time for Christmas travel!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 19, 2011, 03:22:03 PM
Yeah, hoping it might bypass our immediate area and points south. For obvious reasons.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2011, 03:29:28 PM
Looks like Charlie is going to get some snow early this week and folks up the east coast later in the week.
Batten down the hatches.

Ah, just in time for Christmas travel!

Not really sure of the track this one will take Linda.  Right now in western Kansas, they are in blizzard conditions.  It has been raining here all day, but the temps are in the low 40's, so no snow for now.   The whole complex is to track to the NE tonight and tomorrow, and there is a good chance the Kansas City area will get several inches of snow, as will northern MO, and most of Iowa.   In my area, in the central part of the state they are saying we will have rain until tomorrow, and then it will change over to snow briefly before the system pulls on off to the NE.  Possibly and inch of snow they are saying for my area.

I know last year we had a number of large snow falls, and one of them, nearly a foot was on Chirstmas eve.   So it made for a very lovely and white Christmas.....provided one didn't have to travel that day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2011, 05:37:14 PM
Yeah, hoping it might bypass our immediate area and points south. For obvious reasons.



I hope so too, Fritz!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2011, 05:40:20 PM
Not really sure of the track this one will take Linda.  Right now in western Kansas, they are in blizzard conditions.  It has been raining here all day, but the temps are in the low 40's, so no snow for now.   The whole complex is to track to the NE tonight and tomorrow, and there is a good chance the Kansas City area will get several inches of snow, as will northern MO, and most of Iowa.   In my area, in the central part of the state they are saying we will have rain until tomorrow, and then it will change over to snow briefly before the system pulls on off to the NE.  Possibly and inch of snow they are saying for my area.

I know last year we had a number of large snow falls, and one of them, nearly a foot was on Chirstmas eve.   So it made for a very lovely and white Christmas.....provided one didn't have to travel that day.

Thanks Charlie. I was looking at the general area and thought you might get something out of it.

It has been cold out here, but not wet.
The ski areas are relying on man made snow.
At one of them, last year 117" of real snow at this time. This year, 12" of man made snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on December 19, 2011, 06:12:12 PM
Thanks Charlie. I was looking at the general area and thought you might get something out of it.

It has been cold out here, but not wet.
The ski areas are relying on man made snow.
At one of them, last year 117" of real snow at this time. This year, 12" of man made snow.

It does seem odd.   I know for my area, the long range forecast for this winter is much less snow than last year.   But we had some record breakers here last year.   Seems like all I did for a year ago in Jan/Feb lwas shovel snow!  >:(

Our first snow of the season was two weeks ago tomorrow.  It was only a couple inches, and melted by later that week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2011, 07:12:45 PM
It is odd. Very dry, but cold and no rain in the long range forecast.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 21, 2012, 01:27:18 PM
1/3 of the way into winter and still now snow pics to share.   But, remembering last season in my area, only one large snowfall in December, none in January, and then a whopper Feb 1-2.  Over 2 feet!   And then the snows kept falling and falling until mid-March.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 21, 2012, 01:33:43 PM
Our first real snow of the season here that needed to be shoveled. and only about and inch and a half of ice over snow. The sidewalks were slippery before we cleared them off.

I'm pretty sure we had more here last year this time too.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on January 21, 2012, 01:38:39 PM
Blah, I have to go shovel right now.

Welcome to New Hampshire.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 21, 2012, 01:39:45 PM
Yeah, the North of the South has a lot less snow!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on February 17, 2012, 07:31:17 PM
  Am sure Fritz already knows, but a strong storm likely this Sunday, off the Carolina coast.  Unknown what we'll get in Norfolk, but D.C. and somewhat west of there.....snow.  Chuck and Debbie are probably not in the range of this one.  Doodler is a toss-up.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 17, 2012, 07:49:53 PM
Well damn, I wish I was!  I want snow!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 17, 2012, 08:28:28 PM
C'mon down to NoVa, Chuck!

The forecasts for the next couple of days are all over the place!

I'm hoping for not too much snow on Sunday morning, so as to get to church without much problem.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 27, 2012, 05:57:58 PM
Much different this winter in the midwest; no comparison really to last years snow fall.   My area has had a total of three small snow falls this season, with the total of all three together of perhaps 8 inches.   We are going to end February mild, and actually have a chance of strong t-storms tomorrow night late.

March is always a lively month here.   I can't remember a year that we haven't had tornadoes in the area at some point in March.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 16, 2012, 04:00:45 PM
It seems 36 of the lower 48 states have went from winter to summer, and it is still technically, winter.   ???

Here are a couple of interesting links from NOAA.

NOAA list of daily high temperature records set or broken Thursday: http://1.usa.gov/A1823b

NOAA tornado statistics so far: http://1.usa.gov/wOrOsb



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 16, 2012, 04:28:47 PM
And even though we have had much warmer and dryer weather this "winter", now we are experiencing our normal winter weather. 2" of rain Wed-Thurs and another 2-3" expected today through Sunday, and snow in the lower elevations.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 14, 2012, 09:09:05 AM
Conditions are setting up for quite an event here in the Midwest today and tomorrow.   At this hour (10am CDT), the upper level jet stream is over the area, with winds at 200mph.   The southern jet is coming in at 60-70mph.   The ingredients are all there, the only element missing for my area is the day time heating needed.  It is overcast and rainy at the moment, as it has been all night.

http://www.weather.com/

My prediction:   With the weather events we have seen the past year alone, I say it's going to get ugly.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on April 14, 2012, 07:01:22 PM
Good luck, Charlie!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 17, 2012, 03:48:05 PM
Good luck, Charlie!

I heard the final count on all the tornaodes spawned by the setup from this past weekend was around 130.   OK, KS, NE and IA had the most of them, and it was those states where the most damage, and sadly, loss of life occurred.   If I heard correctly, the loss of life was under a dozen, no doubt due to the weather service being very intense with their warnings about just how dangerous this past weekend was going to be.

However, we are just getting started.  The remainder of April and all of May is a very active time of the year for these dangerous storms here in the Midwest.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2012, 07:50:33 AM
Well, regarding my last post here over a month ago, May was a surprisingly quiet month here in MO.  Nothing compared to a year before where we had the awful tornado in Joplin on May 22nd. 

Actually, we continue to set new records here.  This past Memorial Day weekend was the hottest on record, and for the entire month of May, here in my area of the state, we received just 1.3 inches of rain.   A new low, rainfall record for the month of May.

Very dry already, much like what is seen in late July and August. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 03, 2012, 12:16:27 PM
Same here, Charlie. We had a large brush fire here, yesterday, not far from where I live, that took out an underground power supply, so I was without power for about 7 hours yesterday. The winds were about 52mph, which did not help the firefighters. Luckily it was on the other side of the very high hill from where I live. The brush is very high, though, and very very dry. They actually had to drop fire retardant on it, so the drop planes were buzzing about over my house for about 5 hours.  Not a fun day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 03, 2012, 05:28:51 PM
Wow, thats scary Linda!   I had not heard about that in California.  Glad you are safe.   The big news has been about what is apparently a huge fire in New Mexico which has been burning out of control for several days now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 03, 2012, 06:31:49 PM
It would only have made local news, Charlie as it was localized at the foot of San Bruno mountain and the fact that it knocked out the power in so many homes. It was just close to me.

I have been reading about this as well, and saw the news about it. It is huge and not looking to be controlled too soon. If they are getting the winds we are then, they don't have a snowball's chance in hell of controlling it soon.

It was interesting watching them drop fire retardant here though. I think if they had not done this, it would have taken much much longer. The 3 local fire departments that fought it would not have been able get up the side of the mountain in that particular spot as it goes from road to almost vertical in a few feet.  If it had gotten up and over the peak, then the houses above where I live would have been involved.

It was directly on the other side of this peak. This is looking from the street where I live.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/2011-28-11%20NeighborhoodWalk/070.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 26, 2012, 12:16:33 PM
TS Debby relentless in soggy assault on Fla.

By Michelle Miller

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida was under a state of emergency Tuesday, with Tropical Storm Debby sitting off the Gulf Coast, and in no apparent rush to make landfall.

Debby had barely budged in 72 hours, socking Florida with flood-producing rains, high winds, and tornadoes.  And it wasn't over.

Forecasters said another eight inches of rain was possible in coming days.

The wind and surf were ferocious in St. Petersburg Tuesday, as they were through much of Florida's northwest coast.  No National Guard troops had been activated and no requests had been issued for federal disaster assistance. But Gov. Rick Scott pleaded with residents not to take Debby lightly.

Debby has been stalled in the Gulf for four days, dumping 10-to-15 inches of rain on millions of Floridians, from Fort Myers across the panhandle.

Without even making landfall, the system triggered at least 20 reports of tornadoes.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57460303/ts-debby-relentless-in-soggy-assault-on-fla/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on June 30, 2012, 11:34:53 AM
   Well, we've been hit pretty hard here in Virginia, by the Derecho.  2-3 million people without power (1 million homes), and this in the middle of a dangerous heat wave.  Damage was called similar to a hurricane.
  Fritz isn't showing up on The Diner, and I hope he's ok.  Also, I have an older sister in D.C., fairly sickly, but we don't talk, so, I can't call her.  She has a son, in NYC, and I would hope he would go help her.
  The storm blew into Norfolk after midnight and the sky lit up as if daytime, but we kept our power.  More storms to come, though, and more heat.
I'd never even heard of a derecho.  If I hadn't read the last page of the Diner, last night, I wouldn't have known one was moving this way.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2012, 11:56:47 AM
Hi Tony. Just heard from Fritz and he and Earl are OK. No power since about 7:30 last night. Very high winds and constant lightening as you said. They heard transformers popping the whole time. No major damage in his neighborhood, but many downed trees on the major roads and highways. I posted more in the Diner.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on June 30, 2012, 02:13:24 PM
 Hi, Linda - am glad Fritz and Earl are ok.  Would post this in the Diner, but it seems more appropriate here.

 The situation in Virginia is unsure.  News people seem to be on vacation  :P.  Even so, about 12 deaths, and they are not clear whether it is 1 million homes without power, or 1 million people.  But the power company says it could be weeks for some to be restored. And there's a state of emergency.
 Norfolk got the bottom line of the derecho, and it was very weird, the sky lighting up completely.  These weren't thunderstorms.  Straight line high winds.  It cooled us off (86 degrees, today), but am wondering if it's still on for 100 tomorrow, and more storms and we get hit here, somewhat worse.
 I feel very bad for the millions suffering, as they also are not getting any reprieve from the heat.  And am still whacked out over derechos even existing.  Never heard of them before.  So, what else is out there ?
 Oh, yeah, it was surrealistic, watching the White House and Capitol Building being wildly splatted, live, on tv., last night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 30, 2012, 03:56:14 PM
I was wondering at the lack of national coverage. I will watch tonight and see what is said. I had never heard that term before either. My husband had been an insurance adjuster, and I learned the difference between the straight line wind damage, down draft wind damage and of course tornado or rotating wind damage.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 30, 2012, 04:03:32 PM
I'd never even heard of a derecho.  If I hadn't read the last page of the Diner, last night, I wouldn't have known one was moving this way.

I've never heard of them either.

A derecho (Spanish: derecho "straight", pronounced [de̞ˈɾe̞tʃo̞][1]), is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line usually taking the form of a bow echo. Derechos blow in the direction of movement of their associated storms, similar to a gust front, except that the wind is sustained and generally increases in strength behind the "gust" front. A warm weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially June and July in the Northern Hemisphere. They can occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as in the daylight hours.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/DangerousShelfCloud.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 01, 2012, 05:25:49 PM
  Have been reading in the Diner, for any news on Fritz and Earl.  We have heard, in Virginia news, that most should have power back in 3-4 days (starting from the storm day), but some up to a week.  I hope Fritz is in the first category, as he could be back by tonight or tomorrow.  How he would get to work, I don't know.
  Meanwhile, some hype here for another derecho over Indiana that could hit the East Coast again.  All I saw on national radar was a fat blob that isn't really moving.
 Now we are getting de-stupid-o's : fast forming t-storms that knock out more power even as they try to fix previous downs.  We had one last night.  And they are forecast for much of the SouthEast all through next week.
 Am not sure about all this stuff.  Used to be, you had a big storm, and then things cleared up.  But no, now it's derechos and destupidos, day after day.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 01, 2012, 05:59:19 PM
I did talk to him yesterday morning around 11 am, but the last I have heard. He keeps his cell phone off and the house phone works on electricity. I did call and leave a message in case he checks it. Fritz can go to work tomorrow and has AC there, but Earl is retired. Good luck on the new bad weather.

I am not sure they are at home. I was kinda hoping they had somewhere to go with AC.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 01, 2012, 06:03:34 PM
I just looked at the radar, maybe the rain will cool things off for them.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 01, 2012, 08:24:46 PM
 I sure hope so, Linda !  And you're probably right about A/C at work, as they would have generators. At least we know they're ok, otherwise, and many thanks to you for finding that out !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 01, 2012, 08:41:54 PM
Fritz works for the German Air Force at Dulles Airport, so I would imagine they may not have been without power.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 03, 2012, 11:25:46 AM
I talked to Fritz today. He called me on his lunch time from work. They are still without power. They are in surprisingly good spirits. Fritz cracking his droll funny jokes. :D They have adapted and are just taking it a day at a time. He wanted me to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers (I mentioned everyone) and said he will post first thing when the power is restored. I know he misses everyone!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 03, 2012, 06:51:28 PM
With another day of record heat all across the country, 45 wildfires burning across the western states, unusual storms forming and causing huge amounts of damage, there was a report on the news tonight, about the climate change across the US. Norton, KS had a record high of 118° last week, hotter than Death Valley. For most of the last century, record high and low temperatures have been about even. This year alone there have 15,055 record highs and only 1,343 record lows. This is a ratio of about 11:1 and is a clear evidence of climate change. This information is coming from the federally funded National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 04, 2012, 01:45:46 PM
Hey y'all, after 111 hours (almost exactly), we finally got power back, a Virginia Dominion Power truck rolled up the street, did some work on a transformer line that was drooping lower than it should have (Earl and several neighbors had been calling the power company for days about it), and a few minutes later, we had electricity again! In 100 degree heat, it's especially welcome to have the A/C back. I wouldn't care to go back to the good old days, though some were saying that because of the power outage, we could celebrate the 4th of July and party like it was 1776!

Anyway, thank y'all for your thoughts and concern!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 05, 2012, 06:02:48 PM
Another record high broke here today in Columbia.   105 over the old record of 104 for this date.   Actually, six new record highs in the past 10 days.   Tomorrow is forecast to be 105 again, which will also set a new record.    Forecast also says we have tomorrow and Saturday of triple digits....and then it falls to the upper 80's for Sunday, Monday and perhaps Tuesday.   Damn, I might have to break out the blue parka!  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 05, 2012, 06:13:28 PM
Way way way too hot, Charlie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 06, 2012, 02:53:23 PM
Way way way too hot, Charlie!



Yeah, sure is.   Just got home from work and here at 4pm it is 106.  Old record for this date is 101.   Today was day 11 in a row at triple digits.  One more to go.  The forecast for tomorrow is also 106, and then only in the 80's for Sunday, with possible rain.   It's to late for the agricultural crops.....they are already toast unless they have been irrigated.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 06, 2012, 03:17:45 PM
This is an unusually long stretch of above 95 temps into the 100's, and well into the 100's for the heat index, for us, Charlie.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 06, 2012, 03:22:13 PM
This is an unusually long stretch of above 95 temps into the 100's, and well into the 100's for the heat index, for us, Charlie.



The weird thing about this stretch is the TOTAL lack of moisture.   We have hot days all the time here in the summer months, but almost always it is accompanied with fairly high humidity.   Nearly all of these triple digit days have been with only 30 to perhaps 40% humidity.   And no moisture comes up at evening.   In the early mornings you can walk through the grass....what's left of it, and there is no dew from the previous night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 06, 2012, 03:45:44 PM
 What may be historic about this heat wave is how much of the country is being hit, at the same time, and how long it is lasting. Am not sure how the power grids are holding up.

 I know it is worse elsewhere, but, here in Norfolk, it will be 100 tomorrow, and 102 on Sunday, probably followed by severe storms as a cold front finally pushes through.  We are not used to this, at all, and humidity will make the heat index much worse.  The only saving grace is that those people who work outdoors will be on their week-ends.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 06, 2012, 04:08:36 PM
What may be historic about this heat wave is how much of the country is being hit, at the same time, and how long it is lasting. Am not sure how the power grids are holding up.

 I know it is worse elsewhere, but, here in Norfolk, it will be 100 tomorrow, and 102 on Sunday, probably followed by severe storms as a cold front finally pushes through.  We are not used to this, at all, and humidity will make the heat index much worse.  The only saving grace is that those people who work outdoors will be on their week-ends.

I think that is right....this system that has been anchored over the midwest for two weeks now is forecast to be pushed to the east, and then it will be all replaced with hopefully a new jetstream, and it will get cooler.  We are suppose to get our break here on Sunday.

Our local news here at 5pm, gave the high today officially at 105.  I showed 106 on my system here at home about an hour ago.  The old record for this date was 101 in 1939.

As for the power grids, we have held up fairly well around here.  Everyday, certain sections of town lose power to a few hundred homes from transformers that blow at sub-stations, but we have not had any long or widespread outage anywhere.   A more annoying thing that happens here is the pavement and concrete on roads buckles and creates sometimes quite hazardous spots very quickly.   At the moment there is one just a block from my home, where they have blocked off the street so traffic has to go through on a single lane.  I should go up and take a pic of it!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 06, 2012, 05:04:23 PM
A more annoying thing that happens here is the pavement and concrete on roads buckles and creates sometimes quite hazardous spots very quickly.   At the moment there is one just a block from my home, where they have blocked off the street so traffic has to go through on a single lane.  I should go up and take a pic of it!

You should!  I've heard about that, but never seen that.

The temps here have been at the low 90s, but they're supposed to be up to near 100 or so for the next few days, I guess it's moving towareds us like Charlie said.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: bentgyro on July 07, 2012, 11:40:26 PM
Relieved to hear that most people are safe and sound (if in the dark).
Can't imagine those temperatures...............We posted a high of 65!
We have been having a few nice days lately..........after a lot of rain and dark, cloudy days.
We get into the 70s and we think we are having a hot spell :D
Take care everyone!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 16, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
The heat and resulting drought continue in the midwest.   Today was at 99, and the remainder of the week will be triple digits again.   1.5 inches of rain since May 4th.  It is estimated half of the agricultural crops have been destroyed in most of the midwest.   No relief in sight.

http://apnews.myway.com/image/20120716/US_DROUGHT_2.sff_GFX296_20120716153008.html?date=20120716&docid=DA029B6O3
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 16, 2012, 08:24:17 PM
Not good for the farmers. I remember back in 1985 going to church at Conception Junction MO, they prayed for gentle rains in season. That was in May.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 17, 2012, 04:16:04 PM
Not good for the farmers. I remember back in 1985 going to church at Conception Junction MO, they prayed for gentle rains in season. That was in May.



When I went on my little trip to the South central part of the state last week, check out the sign at the Catholic church in Freeburg, MO.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/2012/IMG_4991.jpg)


Today, the entire state was declared a disaster by the USDA

http://www.komu.com/news/usda-declares-all-missouri-counties-disaster-areas-because-of-heat-drought/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 17, 2012, 05:09:09 PM
Yep. Only thing to do.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 24, 2012, 09:44:27 AM
 Well, here we go again, maybe. It's not even noon here in Norfolk, and the weather channel is tracking a derecho in the Mid-West which could reach here tonight. A lot of forum members would be in its path, as well.  The last one, I only had 1 hour warning, but we got by all right.  Fritz got hammered.
 I never even heard of these things before these last months.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 24, 2012, 02:05:11 PM
Oh boy. Not good.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 24, 2012, 02:26:04 PM
Appears to be just light to moderate rain at this time.   Not sure if it is forecast to develop into more.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USVA0659&animate=true
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 24, 2012, 02:29:10 PM
Hope not.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 24, 2012, 03:16:20 PM
Any drops of rain at all would be welcome here.....

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?MO,MW

This map is a week old, and the new week is posted each Tuesday.   New one should be up any time now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 24, 2012, 04:55:24 PM
 No derecho.  In fact the weather service contradicted the Weather Channel, and was apparently right.  We have a lot of power outages in Southern Virginia, but, luckily, these were from regular storm blobs, not a 400 mile derecho.
 I need to lower the freezer contents, though.  Too many t-storms this year, and it's kind of dumb to think one of them won't ruin a lot of food.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 24, 2012, 05:16:37 PM
Good.

Very skittish about those storms by now.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 24, 2012, 06:08:03 PM
I don't think I've ever experienced one of those storms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 24, 2012, 07:27:24 PM
The one late June was very unusual in its sudden intensity and sheer amount of lightning, but intercloud so that there was relatively little thunder audible.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on July 27, 2012, 06:43:06 PM
Here is the new drought monitor index for my area.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?MO,MW

We are now 12-15 inches below normal precipitation levels for this time of the year.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 17, 2012, 04:46:08 PM
Here is the new drought monitor index for my area.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?MO,MW

We are now 12-15 inches below normal precipitation levels for this time of the year.

Wow!   I hadn't checked this map in a couple weeks until now, and it is much worse.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?MO,MW

It doesn't really make any difference at this point in time as nearly all the agricultural crops here in the state have been declared a disaster.

Here is the entire U.S. map

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 17, 2012, 04:57:44 PM
Bad news nearly everywhere.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 17, 2012, 05:09:11 PM
Looks to be most of the crop areas of the US. It shows moderate drought out here which I can attest to with all the wildfires in the West. 63 last count all up and down the West coast. It's economically draining already bankrupt cities and counties.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on August 17, 2012, 05:21:20 PM
We've had so much rain we haven't had a summer, got 2 days of hot sunshine coming up then its downhill all the way to rain again.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on August 18, 2012, 05:29:34 PM
                                                                  ^^^^

I don't think the "Flood Alerts " have been off the weather forecasts here in the UK....... ALL YEAR !!! >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: kittykat on August 25, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
We've got a thunderstorm up here in NW England, people! :o

Thank God I'm on a laptop with a battery...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 25, 2012, 10:07:10 AM
Charlie, the system associated with Isaac is projected to start turning eastward not long after it crosses the Alabama-Florida line. Looks like we'll get some moisture out of it.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on October 26, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
  Still waiting for news of the possible impact of Frankenstorm locally.  Here in Norfolk, they ordered the fleet out to sea, this morning, as a precaution.  I really begrudge the loss of food in the freeezer, if power goes out, for too long. But, I have a lot of non-perishable food, so, it's not being hungry so much as no cold sodas  :P.
 But mostly, I feel very, very bad for any area that gets hit hard, which is likely to the north.  Maybe even NYC.
   Latest forecast for here is  strong tropical storm winds, heavy flooding. That, no big deal.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 26, 2012, 02:54:15 PM
Looking forward to it!

Milk and bread, milk and bread!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on October 26, 2012, 03:07:28 PM
 What an optimist!  For me, no tv, or internet.  Tuna and chicken salad tinned spreads over crackers. warm pepsi's  :">
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 26, 2012, 03:25:05 PM
Looking forward to it!

Milk and bread, milk and bread!

And down here stores run out of toilet paper.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 26, 2012, 06:56:47 PM
And down here stores run out of toilet paper.



Ha!  That sounds like the stores here Fritz, when we have a winter ice-storm and it delays truck deliveries for 3 days or so.  First the milk goes, then the bath tissue.  :D

I'm not sure what to make of this so called 'Frankenstorm'.  Several veteran meteorologists have said they have never seen this many factors and conditions come together at the same time to form this sort of super storm.   No one really knows at this time what to expect.   However, it will be the wind gusts that will knock out the power, usually by toppling trees into lines.

Hope it's not to bad for all here who are on the east coast.   Are they expecting snow in the upper elevations of say West Virginia?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 26, 2012, 07:33:18 PM
Tony, it sounds like I need to send you a care package  :D

Can't you make some blocks of ice to keep in your freezer and fridge for if you lose power?

I hate to think of your soda getting warm!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 26, 2012, 09:15:06 PM
Ha!  That sounds like the stores here Fritz, when we have a winter ice-storm and it delays truck deliveries for 3 days or so.  First the milk goes, then the bath tissue.  :D

I'm not sure what to make of this so called 'Frankenstorm'.  Several veteran meteorologists have said they have never seen this many factors and conditions come together at the same time to form this sort of super storm.   No one really knows at this time what to expect.   However, it will be the wind gusts that will knock out the power, usually by toppling trees into lines.

Hope it's not to bad for all here who are on the east coast.   Are they expecting snow in the upper elevations of say West Virginia?

Yes, they're talking about snow in the mountains from WV and on up into PA and even NY. It looks to be a really huge storm.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 26, 2012, 09:16:44 PM
We have several small Rubbermaid containers of frozen water to help keep the freezer cold.

We lost a fair amount of food during the hundred-hour power outage last June.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 26, 2012, 09:43:32 PM
And down here stores run out of toilet paper.



I guess that means people there are not full of sh*t?


(Sorry, I could not resist!)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 26, 2012, 09:45:47 PM
How about getting some dry ice. Keep it in the freezer and it lasts a lot longer after the power goes out.
We did this all the time down on the Gulf coast during hurricane season.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 26, 2012, 09:56:33 PM
That's a good idea too, though I imagine it's hard to get now!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 26, 2012, 10:48:09 PM
Yes, they're talking about snow in the mountains from WV and on up into PA and even NY. It looks to be a really huge storm.



Here is an item from the 'what it's worth' department.  My neighbor wanted to run over to Boonville tonight to the casino, and I hadn't been in a couple months, so we went over about 9pm, stayed a couple hours, lost a couple hundred.  >:( :(...  but as we were headed back east on I-70, between Boonville and Columbia, we passed 8 semi-trucks, and they were all flatbeds, and each had two huge Caterpillar mobile generators on them.   A total of 16 of those units on just a 20 mile stretch of I-70 heading east!

I can only assume they are bound to the east coast in preparation for something big.   I know here in town when they have those huge outdoor concert events, just two of those units (they are diesel powered) supply all the electric for the various sound stages and all the vendors.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 27, 2012, 01:14:40 AM
I heard another term for the storm today.

A snowicane.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tigs on October 27, 2012, 03:11:09 AM
We had snow this morning in Essex UK.......and its not even November!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 27, 2012, 08:30:38 AM
Nick posted on FB a portmanteau word to cover it all, a snor'eastercane!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 27, 2012, 11:28:39 AM
Oh I like that one as well!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on October 27, 2012, 12:48:26 PM
Tony, it sounds like I need to send you a care package  :D
  No Bundt cakes.  Send rib-eyes in heated containers.

 Latest from here: we're in the outskirts.  Power loss possible, near to the probable map zone.  The latter is huge. I hope everybody remembers, the large area of probable outages ( 5 states) will make repair longer.  And this stupid stuff is gonna drag on for 3 days.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 27, 2012, 01:04:16 PM
Best of luck, Tony! I know how bad this can get having lived on the Texas Gulf Coast, and on a barrier island no less.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on October 28, 2012, 05:07:28 AM
Keep safe, all my brokie friends!

I hope no one will get any bad damage from this monster storm.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on October 28, 2012, 09:09:17 AM
Keep safe, all my brokie friends!

I hope no one will get any bad damage from this monster storm.

This storm is one of the largest in terms of the amount of real estate it is going to impact.  It will affect every state on the east coast from North Carolina to Maine.
Cities from Norfolk to NYC could very well experience hurricane force winds, not to mention tremendous amounts of rain, and yes, it is going to last for three days!

Typically, when these tropical systems hit the southern coast, they spawn tornadoes once they make landfall.   Are they calling for that with this storm?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2012, 09:28:28 AM
Haven't heard of any tornado warnings here in Northern Virginia, not yet.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on October 28, 2012, 12:29:31 PM
 Fritz, I saw your post in the Diner about early rain in Norfolk.  Earlier, and somewhat now, it's been just drizzle, with the wind more a nuisance than a hazard.  The winds pick up tonight, though, and the power outages and flooding get going.  There were 20,000 w/o power, and they got them back up.  But I doubt it will be that quick tomorrow.
  I am seriously worried about the rest of you guys further north.  The storm is merging with others, soon, and whether it's hype (which the weather channel is warning against that supposing), or the really monster storm......they really have no precedent for interactions, or, for that matter, help afterwards, over 5 states.
 Everybody take care, Monday and Tuesday.   If I can, I'll try to post on whatever gets started here.
It is all bumming me out, BTW.  Not fun, like a tropical storm in the summer.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 28, 2012, 12:38:00 PM
I bought a new pair of mountaineering skis this morning.

Hoping for snow here in NH.

Bring it on!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2012, 01:19:40 PM
Fritz, I saw your post in the Diner about early rain in Norfolk.  Earlier, and somewhat now, it's been just drizzle, with the wind more a nuisance than a hazard.  The winds pick up tonight, though, and the power outages and flooding get going.  There were 20,000 w/o power, and they got them back up.  But I doubt it will be that quick tomorrow.
  I am seriously worried about the rest of you guys further north.  The storm is merging with others, soon, and whether it's hype (which the weather channel is warning against that supposing), or the really monster storm......they really have no precedent for interactions, or, for that matter, help afterwards, over 5 states.
 Everybody take care, Monday and Tuesday.   If I can, I'll try to post on whatever gets started here.
It is all bumming me out, BTW.  Not fun, like a tropical storm in the summer.

Thanks for the info Tony, I was just going by what the radar image looked like. So far no rain here, the wind is occasionally fresh, but not steady. Since we're on very high ground at the top of a hill, my main worry is an extended power outage like we had this past summer. I think our trees right in the immediate vicinity and in our yard have stood up well to previous storms (those that weren't knocked down), so I believe we're pretty good on that account, too.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 28, 2012, 08:09:30 PM
An explanation of what's going on weatherwise.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/the-making-of-a-superstorm-part-hurricane-part-nor-easter-and-all-trouble-1.1014529

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 28, 2012, 11:39:14 PM
Good luck to everyone in the impact area over the next days.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 18, 2013, 08:31:50 PM
Tom mentioned in the News & Current Events about how dry it is in Minnesota and a below average amount of snowfall for this winter season.   Same thing is going on here in Missouri.   We exited the past year with right at a 12 inch moisture deficit.  The months of July & August of 2012 seen less than an inch of rainfall for most of the state.   Rains came in the fall, but they were small and spotted.

Nonetheless, conditions are very dry here for winter.  Today, it was in the lower 50's with wind, and we have fires along roadways where idiots flick their cigs out the window.  This temp is about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

For mid-January, we are already 1-inch behind in precipitation.   Some experts are saying we could experience conditions this summer similar to the dust bowl days in the 1930's unless more moisture arrives.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

From the map above, a significant amount of what is known as the corn belt or the bread basket of the United States is in big trouble.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on January 19, 2013, 03:14:27 AM
Must have all come to the UK - 2012 was the 2nd wettest on record. Missed first place by something like 2mm (one-tenth of an inch!).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 07, 2013, 06:02:44 AM
Super-storm Nemo is coming!  I'm not sure what to believe, I've heard conflicting amounts.  One report said we could get anywhere from 6 - 12 inches of snow.  ;D

I love snow!

A “watch” – and not a “warning” – is still in effect for the region as the blizzard continues to develop, said Jim Hayes, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s office in Mount Holly.

“We’re still not quite firm on the storm track,” said Hayes this morning. “That’s why we still have a watch and not a warning.”

The storm is slowing down a bit, and the Garden State is still on the very edge of what is proving to be the biggest snowstorm in two years to hit the northeast, Hayes said.

If the current model holds, the snow will start Friday night after the commute. Essex, Union, Hudson and Bergen counties could see from 8 to 12 inches, and high elevations in Sussex County could see a foot of snow into Saturday morning, Hayes said. Monmouth County might get 4 to 6 inches, while Mercer would 2 to 3 inches. Cape May would likely only see rain, the meteorologist added.


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/snowstorm_coming_into_clearer.html


I'm in Essex county.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 07, 2013, 08:45:33 AM

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/165302_1805193010247_6613457_n.jpg)

Whoohoo!  I am on the edge of WTF? and Shit load!

Time to wax my skis!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 07, 2013, 03:53:56 PM
I just heard that NJ is updated to a storm warning and blizzard conditons.

NYC may get up to one foot of snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Ennis Del Mark on February 07, 2013, 04:37:39 PM
Praying for all my friends in the northeast as the blizzard approaches!!

Keep us informed as to how y'all are doing, please!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
Looks like the southern part of the megalopolis here will be spared, we might get some ice pellets tonight out of the system but no major accumulation, just some rain.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 07, 2013, 07:37:44 PM
I have moved a lot of firewood closer to the house, and I went grocery shopping tonight.  Steaks and burgers for the grill  8)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/539813_10151279456726275_540180338_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 08, 2013, 02:05:21 PM
Not getting real solid info on this storm here in the midwest.   Some reports say parts of the NE could get 2-3 feet of snow with hurricane force winds.   What areas (states) is that predicted for?   Current radar shows quite a few states getting snow at this hour.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx

oh, wait a second, here is a state by state breakdown of what could happen....

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20130208/DA4AKQK02.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 08, 2013, 04:13:12 PM
The Weather Channel is giving pretty good coverage, Charlie.

Boston might break a single-storm record. Current is 27.5"

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 21, 2013, 09:44:48 PM
I've been complaining all winter that we have not had, well, a winter.   That all changed today.   The winter storm that was forecast as far back as last weekened arrived, and it was powerful.   My area was forecast to get 6-8 inches of snow.   We ended up with 12 inches.

It started snowing, or rather sleeting around 6am, and within the hour switched over to snow.  For a two hour period this morning (9-11am) there were several periods of lightning and thunder with the snow coming down in buckets.   The accumulation rate during those 'thunder-snow' sessions was right at 2 inches per hour.

I've only seen this phenomena maybe a half dozen times in my lifetime, and it always means a heavy snow event.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 21, 2013, 09:57:22 PM
I was going to ask how badly you got hit, Charlie after seeing the radar.

I had heard about thunder snow before. Of course I can't make much of a comment about any kind of snow, living most of my life in central Texas and now NoCal. Not much snow either place.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 22, 2013, 12:23:54 PM
The report on the storm on NPR Radio news was from Columbia, Charlie.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 22, 2013, 03:42:30 PM
The report on the storm on NPR Radio news was from Columbia, Charlie.



A day later, the town is still a wreck.  I had to travel to the downtown district this morning, and it was a mess.   The problem is all the abandoned vehicles on many of the major roads and streets.  The combined ice and snow came so quickly and the temps had been well below freezing for two days prior; it just took everyone by surprise.
The Interstate systems in MO are cleared and open now, and would guess most other major numbered routes are also.   City streets and secondary roads remain snow packed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Flyboy on February 24, 2013, 07:30:26 AM
HA!! Charlie, we might have beat you here, we have 14.2 inches from Storm Q, now we're forecast for another 8 to 10 inches from this next storm, called Rocky, I think, all by Monday night.....wonderful. I was already off work for 2 days. I guess your area got a lot more Wind with the Snow than we did here, it's very beautiful, just TOO MUCH of it.......LOL! They say this next one won't be pretty at all.......bracing for it now....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 24, 2013, 08:53:22 AM
HA!! Charlie, we might have beat you here, we have 14.2 inches from Storm Q, now we're forecast for another 8 to 10 inches from this next storm, called Rocky, I think, all by Monday night.....wonderful. I was already off work for 2 days. I guess your area got a lot more Wind with the Snow than we did here, it's very beautiful, just TOO MUCH of it.......LOL! They say this next one won't be pretty at all.......bracing for it now....

Yep, another on the way, and in just over 24 hours.   We had exactly 12 inches of snow here on Thursday, complete with lightning and thunder.   Later in the evening with the temps in the lower 20's, it rained, so it has a nice hard crust on top.     The next system shows your area as well as KC predicted at another foot of snow, Monday into Tuesday.   My area is forecast for 6-8 inches, but that is what they said for us four days ago and obviously they missed it by a little bit.

Nonetheless, I'm fueling the vehicle and buying supplies today, because with the streets hardly cleared from the last storm, another foot will make things very difficult.

http://www.abc17news.com/news.php?id=9120
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on March 06, 2013, 01:34:22 PM
 Have been reading in the Diner that the folks in the NorthEast aren't getting much from this latest storm, so far.  The core Low has been over Norfolk all day, and no biggie.  But it's my impression that things could go worse, because as the low is moving out to sea, it is rapidly intensifying. Miserable, here, in this last hour.  Please consider keeping track, as it may be stronger up there, rather than weaker.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on March 06, 2013, 01:46:35 PM
We are only expecting a couple inches at best here in mid-NH.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 06, 2013, 01:49:38 PM
We've had a lot of precip here inside the Beltway, but it's only sporadically sticking as snow, then melting.

Guess we know the reason why, though. In the Senate, Rand Paul is filibustering the Brennan CIA nomination, generating a lot of hot air.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2013, 08:02:37 AM
They've been predicting snow for the past few days, and it finally hit last night.

:D :D

Nothing extreme or dramatic, but very pretty out now!




Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2013, 04:33:59 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Snowstorm%202013/3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2013, 04:34:47 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Snowstorm%202013/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2013, 04:35:11 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Snowstorm%202013/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 08, 2013, 06:12:10 PM
YAY for snow for Chuck!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2013, 06:19:18 PM
My area got about 4 - 5 inches today.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 08, 2013, 06:22:50 PM
YAY!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 09, 2013, 10:51:49 AM
The two feet we got within four days the last week of Feb is melting nicely now.  It rained most of the night, and today the temps with reach the 50's with more rain.  About the only snow remaining is where it drifted and was piled high in parking lots and along street edges.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:37:07 PM
I seen some discussion in Hot Topics about the weather here in the midwest.  Yep, it has been fairly wild, but the month of May is known for that, however, our worst day yet in this part of the state happened on Friday, June 1st.

Some wind damage from storms that 'trained' one on top of another, all day and into the night.  In my immediate area, their was minor damage from the winds, only a small amount of hail, but the big story was the torrential rains.   Some areas received 6-8 inches of rain in the 24 hour period, and with the ground already saturated, and streams full, it caused some flooding.   It was a fairly intense electrical event also as there was nearly constant cloud to ground, and cloud to cloud lightning bursts.   There were tornadoes in the state, with some damage; the nearest was a couple of counties to the east...about 60 miles.

On Friday evening, about 5pm, I took Gert for a two mile walk to the nature and biking trail nearby to capture some pics of the flooding.

As you can see in this first pic, the water level is nearly to the edge of the bridge.   Later in the evening, it did rise more and covered it by about a foot.    By comparison, however, the flood of 1993 completely covered the top of the iron on this bridge!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5418_zpsf39cc542.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:40:25 PM
From on top the bridge, looking north at a townhouse unit.   In 1993, the water covered the decks and the entire first story of this building!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5419_zpsbcfafb62.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:42:36 PM
Crossing the bridge.....

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5420_zps34ed5dc3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 02, 2013, 07:42:57 PM
Yikes! Is that the State Park where we went, Charlie?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:47:51 PM

The trail continues to the west, and as it was at one time a railbed, it is raised relative the land that surrounds it.   Here you can clearly see water covering and flowing over it for the next half mile.   The farmland on each side of it is under several feet of water.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5421_zpsa136546c.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:55:14 PM
Yikes! Is that the State Park where we went, Charlie?



no, that was Rockbridge State Park we went to Fritz.  It is to the south.   I heard they actually closed the entrance to the part we went and looked at because they were afraid someone would get in there and due to the rapidly rising waters, not be able to get out.   I know water covered the parking lot, and even the blacktop road leading to it.

The pics in this series are all from the MKT (the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas) rail spur that runs from downtown Columbia to the west edge of town.   It is at the western edge that I took all these photos.   The trail continues from this point about another 5 miles to McBaine, which is at the Missouri River and then it becomes part of the State Park KATY Trail, which runs from St. Charles to Windsor (across most of the state).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:56:38 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5422_zpsf5f183a9.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 02, 2013, 07:57:08 PM
Oh yes, I walked a part of that trail farther east to cross the St Charles/Franklin line the last time I visited you.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 07:59:55 PM
West side of the bridge looking east.   But not Gertie, she wants to go west!   Two days later now on Sunday, the water has receeded off the trail, but did considerable damage to the underlying bed.   The fields are still big lakes.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5423_zps608dbc53.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:03:15 PM
Oh yes, I walked a part of that trail farther east to cross the St Charles/Franklin line the last time I visited you.



It's very popular with bicyclists.   I myself ride it a lot.   I have been as far east as Hermann on the bicycle, and to we west as far as Sedalia.    Both trips many years ago, back in the late 90's  after it was repaired from the 1993 & 95 floods.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:06:32 PM
One more view of what Gertie is looking at.   Normally, when we come here we continue on across this bottom and beyond.


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5424_zpsec44172e.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:10:20 PM
Back to the east, and taken from on top the highway, here is how the kids soccer fields look.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5426_zps8b10b535.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:12:06 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5428_zps5efb940a.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:14:09 PM

We're not gonna get very far on this road Gert!


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5429_zpsc3a87592.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:15:46 PM
Nope!

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5430_zps98724de3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 02, 2013, 08:18:10 PM
Water flowing into one of the tunnels under the roadway which normally allows passage for the bicyclists.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Weather%20phenomena/IMG_5431_zpsff366bfb.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 02, 2013, 08:51:08 PM
Amazing pictures Charlie! It's something else what water can do.
He used to take similar pictures like this back in Boerne in Texas when we would have 10"+ of rain in a short period.
The Guadalupe River up there finally had flood sensors put up after a 10 preteens and teenagers were killed trying to get out of a camp in a van a bus, when hit by suddenly rising flood waters. This was back in the July of 1987. 40 people total were trying to get away from a church camp.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 03, 2013, 03:15:35 PM
damn Charlie!  The damage must be immense!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 05, 2013, 05:13:45 PM
damn Charlie!  The damage must be immense!

Some damage, in fortunately just small areas.   Nothing like the widespread damage caused by the extended flooding which occurred for three weeks of July in 1993.  The major threat now is along the two biggest streams in the state....Missouri & Mississippi Rivers.   They are both in significant flood stage this week.

All that water you seen in those pics I posted has now receded, but it did leave behind a lot of debris.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on June 13, 2013, 05:29:23 PM
 The mini derecho hit us here in Norfolk 2 hours ago.  All I saw out the window was a strong breeze.  But the power is out, and am using the downstairs computer, where there is an emergency generator for a small area.
 Unfortunately, power is out in large areas of 4 local cities including Norfolk, so, this could be a quickie, or go on for much longer.
  Big ugh, but, thankfully, the power crews can get out, since the storm passed quickly.  This is making me reconsider any plans for any hurricane.
  Might be around later.  Hope I don't lose any food.  But I don't wanna "catastrophize", as Fritz calls it  :D.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on June 13, 2013, 05:43:45 PM
 Power back on  :).  It was a quickie.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 13, 2013, 06:00:21 PM
quickies can be good!  >:D

It's pouring here, and some wind, but nothing like a derecho.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 13, 2013, 06:13:04 PM
Glad to hear your electricity outage was short, Tony!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 13, 2013, 06:51:53 PM
Yeah, we ducked a derecho here too. Though there were some tornados south of us.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on June 13, 2013, 07:23:40 PM
quickies can be good!  >:D

 :D :D :D

*********
   It was way short, Linda.  2 hours; nothing spoiled.
 But we had reports of really bad stuff up near D.C., so, am glad Fritz ducked this one, too !

   
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 13, 2013, 07:31:02 PM
:D :D :D

*********
   It was way short, Linda.  2 hours; nothing spoiled.
 But we had reports of really bad stuff up near D.C., so, am glad Fritz ducked this one, too !

   

Thanks, Tony! It was mainly in Maryland and Caroline County VA, so we were pretty much in the middle.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 13, 2013, 07:56:04 PM
:D :D :D

*********
   It was way short, Linda.  2 hours; nothing spoiled.
 But we had reports of really bad stuff up near D.C., so, am glad Fritz ducked this one, too !

   

Yeah, they showed DC on the national news.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 29, 2013, 05:51:22 PM
A bit on the warm side out west.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/temperatures-death-valley-reach-128-degrees-article-1.1385788

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: huntinbuddy on June 30, 2013, 06:56:24 PM
A bit on the warm side out west.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/temperatures-death-valley-reach-128-degrees-article-1.1385788



Indeed it must be toasty in the SW.   I've been reading news articles on it here.   115 in Las Vegas yesterday, and 120 something in Death Valley, with an overnight low of 100.
I think it was on CNN I read it was so hot in San Diego, they wouldn't allow flights to take off for a period of time yesterday.

THe weather here in MO has been perfect....at least compared to this time last year.   We just had our warmest week of the year with temps reaching the mid 90's, but it backed off and today was only a high of 75.   Surprisingly, the humidity has been staying low.   Frequent rain, whereas last year, our last good one was June 10th, and no rain again until the end of August.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 30, 2013, 07:35:29 PM
Sounds not too bad in your area, Charlie!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 02, 2013, 06:25:05 AM
Yesterday morning at about 9:20 everyone's phones started to beep, and we got word that our area was being placed under a tornado warning.

Not 10 minutes later, the sky got extremely black, and rain beat down like I've never seen it before, with high gusts of winds.  I thought we were actually going to get the tornado.

My area didn't, but apparently one did touch down in Berkeley Heights, which is only 10 miles (15 minutes) away.



http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2013/07/tornado_touched_down_in_union_county_officials_say.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 02, 2013, 07:24:27 PM
WOW. That is something, Chuck.
Glad it did not come any closer.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 08, 2013, 02:28:24 PM
  That tropical depression in the Caribbean isn't even t.s. Chantal yet, but the sphagetti computer models on skeetobite (the weather site) are already starting to make me a little nervous. Am always having some computer problems or other, so, tracking this will possibly be a problem.
 At any rate, it would have to cross land to hit Norfolk.  And I have always believed the fundamental purpose of North Carolina is to absorb hurricanes  :).
  It would be 8-10 days for it to get here.  But the local tv is already saying to keep track.  Probably, hopefully, to boost their ratings.  Meanwhile, am not going to buy any more frozen foods.  And will keep them low, from here, just on general principles.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: doodler on July 08, 2013, 02:59:31 PM
We are 14 inches ABOVE the yearly rain amount already. I hope any hurricanes occur in the Atlantic and leave us the hell alone.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 08, 2013, 03:30:43 PM
  That tropical depression in the Caribbean isn't even t.s. Chantal yet, but the sphagetti computer models on skeetobite (the weather site) are already starting to make me a little nervous. Am always having some computer problems or other, so, tracking this will possibly be a problem.
 At any rate, it would have to cross land to hit Norfolk.  And I have always believed the fundamental purpose of North Carolina is to absorb hurricanes  :).
  It would be 8-10 days for it to get here.  But the local tv is already saying to keep track.  Probably, hopefully, to boost their ratings.  Meanwhile, am not going to buy any more frozen foods.  And will keep them low, from here, just on general principles.

Haha! That's what the Eastern Shore is for us!  :D

Yeah, everything since the beginning of last week puts us over the average for the whole summer here.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 08, 2013, 03:32:44 PM
Damn I wish some of that activity would make it all the way over here.
We are in desperate need of rain!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 08, 2013, 03:46:34 PM
I wish you could have some of our rain too, Linda!

And Tony, Pat Robertson will just pray the hurricane away like he does so often.  ::)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 08, 2013, 04:09:18 PM
Good old Pat hasn't been very successful lately. When they do hit, he blames it on the Gays!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 08, 2013, 05:55:47 PM
....And Tony, Pat Robertson will just pray the hurricane away like he does so often.  ::)
   I think he checks skeetobite before announcing his prayers, Fritz  :D.  He was very silent about Isabel.  Just kept selling his health products.  So I knew that one would hit.
 Linda, I hope you do get some rain.  The dryness all over the West is scary.  Maybe some fog or something?  Anything that might condense. 
  Your best chance might be some Pacific storms rolling in, like in BbM.  Hope for the best and sometimes it can happen !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: doodler on July 09, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
Tony, how's Chantal this morning?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on July 09, 2013, 01:52:43 PM
Tony, how's Chantal this morning?
   Looking less threatening, maybe.  I went and got perishable food, anyway.  Can't be governed by computer sphagetti models  :P.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 09, 2013, 04:24:40 PM
we're supposed to have storms this evening.......so far, clear skies;.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 25, 2013, 07:01:02 AM
Tropical Storm Dorian forms; season heats up

By Zac Anderson  Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.


The forces that transform African storms into tropical cyclones spinning toward Florida are aligning earlier than usual, bringing the possibility of a more active hurricane season this year.

The peak of the hurricane season is still a month away but already four named storms have formed, including two that spun off the coast of Africa in the "deep tropics" region that tends to produce the most dangerous Atlantic systems.

The latest, Tropical Storm Dorian, had sustained winds of just over 50 mph, with higher gusts Wednesday. Forecasters are not predicting much strengthening as Dorian heads west on a trajectory that could bring the system near Florida next week.


http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130725/ARTICLE/307259998/-1/news?Title=Tropical-Storm-Dorian-forms-season-heats-up
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 25, 2013, 03:23:57 PM
Yeah, not good. Hope it fizzles like Chantal did, but we can't depend on that the whole season.

A coworker's daughter is named Chantel, and whenever this name appears I remind her of it! :D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 14, 2013, 08:43:27 AM
Last night in NJ we had some very violent storms and some parts of NJ were without power.  It was crazy.

Today is the calm after the storm....blue skies, no clouds, comfortable temps and a great breeze.  I've got all my windows open in the apartment, and the fresh air is blowing in.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on August 14, 2013, 02:03:19 PM
Same here, but we were spared most of the storm. It was all around us when the front passed through, with gusts of 60 mph, but our immediate area just got rain.

Now it's nice and dry and mild and pleasant! Same here with taking advantage of the fresh air.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 10, 2013, 04:43:42 AM
As nor'easter moves in, N.J. could see days of rain, coastal flooding

By Stephen Stirling and Naomi Nix/Star-Ledger Staff

It’s time to pay the piper.

After a relatively uninterrupted stretch of pleasant fall weather in New Jersey in recent weeks, a nor’easter was moving into the region Wednesday night, bringing the threat of coastal flooding and heavy rains and high winds to much of the state.

And it’s not going anywhere.

The same sluggish weather pattern that produced a relatively rain-free September will now produce the opposite for New Jersey — some forecast models show the storm still spinning just off the coast seven days from now.

“The bill has come due,” said Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly office. “I really can’t tell you when we’re going to see the sun again, but it’s not anytime soon.”

http://www.nj.com/weather-guy/index.ssf/2013/10/as_noreaster_moves_in_nj_could.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 10, 2013, 02:17:23 PM
Same here, days of cold, drizzly weather. Not pleasant.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 10, 2013, 04:39:18 PM
Today wasn't as bad as they said it would be, but now they're predicting rain tonight and all tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 24, 2013, 07:27:36 PM
Well, according to the news we're having a frost warning tonight.  I think it's the first of the season.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 24, 2013, 07:42:09 PM
Here not in DC or Arlington, but the surrounding suburbs are under a frost warning. First of the season here too.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 24, 2013, 07:51:09 PM
Oh, it's gonna be a cold night!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 24, 2013, 09:20:29 PM
It was snowing at 9:30 when I left school (in northern NH).  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 24, 2013, 09:21:31 PM
really?  Already?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 25, 2013, 12:25:28 PM
Gene posted pictures of snow on an outdoor table last night on FB, not sure if he's in Georgia or not, one of his earlier posts said Boone NC, which is close to the Blue Ridge.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 28, 2013, 05:46:22 PM
No snow here, but it's getting close to those temps!  According to the news it will only be 39 degrees tonight.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 28, 2013, 07:48:25 PM
We had 40-50 mph winds last night and some places had 75 mph gust. A foot of snow in the Sierras.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 28, 2013, 08:04:51 PM
damn!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 12, 2013, 04:42:55 AM
It's now light enough outside to see it's snowing.  ;D  Just a small snow shower, but the first snow of the season.  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on December 03, 2013, 12:38:34 AM
Fog at the Grand Canyon!


http://travel.yahoo.com/blogs/compass/grand-canyon-gets-rare-visitor-massive-fog-203931729.html
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on December 03, 2013, 02:37:47 AM
Beautiful pics!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on December 03, 2013, 02:51:40 AM

Yes, stunning.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 03, 2013, 02:35:55 PM
Incredible!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 03, 2013, 02:54:48 PM
It's been about 50 the past two days, but much colder at night.  I'm sure a cold snap will come soon.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on December 03, 2013, 05:10:43 PM
Thanks!

I saw a little fog at the Grand Canyon last year, but it was all up near the top of the canyon, and it cleared out quickly once it stopped raining.

Those pictures make the Grand Canyon look like it's filled with fog, all the way from the bottom up to the top.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 03, 2013, 06:43:35 PM
One memory I have of Innsbruck, which is located in a deep valley between two mountain ranges, was coming back from an opera in Munich by bus, and retrieving my car in a very foggy city. Where we lived was on the slope of the mountain south of there, and the drive up was no fun, but when I got to the level of where we lived, there was a full moon reflecting on the valley fog which stopped just a few hundred feet from where I stood. It was incredibly beautiful. The only lights visible were a few on the mountainside, since the valley was totally socked in.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: dejavu on December 13, 2013, 07:22:20 PM
^^^^^^^

That sounds like it must have been beautiful indeed, at night, Fritz.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 13, 2013, 07:27:14 PM
snow for NJ tomorrow.  My area should be getting 4 - 6 inches.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on December 30, 2013, 12:00:10 PM

L.A. is on track to set dry-weather record
2013 is shaping up as the driest year since official record keeping started in 1877. But officials say water supplies are in good shape.
by Bettina Boxall - December 27, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in Los Angeles since 1877,
when official measurements began. Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station
at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had
tied for the lowest rainfall. Average rainfall for the year is 14.91 inches.

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-dry-la-20131228,0,7112092.story#ixzz2oz8Q6qwf

*****

I was very surprised to read this.  I guess my perception is that we did have some rain because we had quite
a few days this year where we got clouds and we had some little period of rain or drizzle. One also tends to
equate "no rain" with hot temperatures, too, which it hasn't really been this year.  14.91 inches sounds like
a lot to me, seeing as how we're nearly ten inches below that!

I also remember one year recently when we went through the longest period of time where we had NO rain.
From about February to November.  And that year isn't even on the top ten list.  Like that song says: "It
never rains in California, but girl, they never warn ya--it pours.  Man it pours."

THE TOP TEN DRIEST YEARS RECORDED IN LOS ANGELES SINCE 1877:

2013 - 3.60"
1953 - 4.08"
1947 - 4.08"
1989 - 4.56"
1898 - 4.83"
1910 - 4.89"
1881 - 5.53"
2007 - 5.66"
1961 - 5.83"
1959 - 6.23"
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on January 28, 2014, 01:10:23 PM
   That really ugly storm in the South is moving North.  3  states have emergency conditions as ice will knock out their power.
 Up this way, it's going to be snow, starting this evening, and the winds may cause some of us to lose power.  What is unnerving is that the highest snow on the chart blobs have Norfolk at the center.  And our forecasters here are repeatedly saying, could be 7", could be a foot.
  A few inches sends this city into a tailspin, as we have no snow equipment, and are not Scandinavian. This could be really messy.  Gee, what fun  :P.....
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 28, 2014, 03:16:56 PM
Yeah, I've been seeing that. All we've got is unusual cold, so I guess we can be a bit relieved.

Good luck, Tony!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on January 28, 2014, 05:12:12 PM
  Thanks, Fritz !
 There are catastrophic flurries already  :D.  But it's looking like 6-8", later tonight, so, with any luck, it won't be a biggie.  Just not normal for here.
Meanwhile, for whatever reason, my first screen always shows the weather in London.  Am beginning to wonder if it's always 45 degrees and light drizzle.  I'd trade for that, these weeks, of late.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: suelyblu on February 10, 2014, 03:23:12 PM
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pictures+of+UK+storms+2014&qpvt=pictures+of+UK+storms+2014&FORM=IGRE


Why Oh why do idiots go out in weather like this ?? We have even seen moms and dads pushing children in buggies
and laughing trying to dodge the huge waves and floods. Crazy people  >:(


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 10, 2014, 06:25:53 PM
because people are crazy? 

When weather is bad, I stay in. LOL

I intend on doing that Wednesday/Thursday, when we have another storm hitting
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 11, 2014, 05:25:47 PM
Yeah, we'll be getting hit by the same system. I'll decide what to do on Thursday morning, depending on the weather then.

I was supposed to go down to visit my sister and b-i-l in SC this long holiday weekend, but the system that's about to strike or striking Atlanta will hit them. They're calling it potentially the greatest snowstorm for that area of SC in history!

I was talking to my b-i-l earlier today and it's a real winter wonderland there.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 09, 2014, 07:02:00 PM
Well, Spring has finally hit NJ.....temps during the day have gone up to the mid 60s, but the nights are still cold.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on April 09, 2014, 07:20:13 PM
It's been in the 80's out here!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 10, 2014, 02:32:51 PM
Nice and sunny and in the mid 70's here today. It feels very springlike, trees are in bloom all around. The cherry blossoms downtown are at their peak.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 23, 2014, 05:09:06 PM
Yesterday morning and this morning there were thunderstorms.  This afternoon the sun came out and things seemed nice.  Now....there are VERY dark clouds outside.  It looks like it could turn stormy any second.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on January 26, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
  I've been watching CNN on the blizzard headed for the Northeast.  It's got me in one of my issues areas.  We have had only had 1 blizzard in Norfolk, in 1980.  I was very young, and, as the youngest of 6, mostly responsible for my elderly, dysfunctional parents. And as it was coming in, the heater for that cranky old house broke down. Great timing. So, am remembering that crisis.
  But am worried for the people up there, if the high end predictions come true.

Anybody up there, take care !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 26, 2015, 05:54:59 PM
I'm all set Tony.  ;)

fridge and cabinets stocked, phone charged, matches and candles just in case,  spare water.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on January 26, 2015, 07:26:35 PM
 Good deal, Chuck - hope all goes well for those, up further, in the Boston area !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 20, 2016, 05:34:07 PM
We're about to get a major snowfall here in the DC area, if we get to the upper limit, it will have been the second-largest snowstorm in recorded history here.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Crippling-Historic-Snowstorm-Expected-Blizzard-Watch-Issued-18-24-Inches-Possible-365957091.html

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 20, 2016, 05:48:51 PM
Yup, it's coming our way too.  Midnight at Friday, through Sunday morning.......about a foot of snow or so.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 20, 2016, 06:56:30 PM
Yeah, I saw this on the news earlier today, and thought about you both! I hope it takes the second track for both your sakes!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 20, 2016, 07:12:06 PM
I really wouldn't mind if it turned out to be not as bad as forecast!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Tony_ on January 20, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
 This northeast storm does look pretty harsh.

We're only supposed to get sleet and rain, here in Norfolk, but wide temp swings have been wrecking things.

Good luck to those of you who are further west and north !
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 21, 2016, 10:29:35 AM
Waiting for snow....it will start either tomorrow night, or Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 21, 2016, 01:42:17 PM
Good luck! I saw on the noon news that the DC area already had ice for the commute to work. I hope Fritz is OK.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 21, 2016, 03:03:24 PM
Good luck! I saw on the noon news that the DC area already had ice for the commute to work. I hope Fritz is OK.

Yep, I got home well before it started, and didn't have to go out later on. This morning there was some snow on our street, but it was easy to get through. There was actually less snow at Dulles than here at home. And the big snow will probably not start here till tomorrow about 1 in the afternoon, I should be home by then.

If the streets aren't plowed before Monday morning, there's no way I'll be able to get to work, my boss understands this. We're just hoping for no power outage, since after starting out as dry, it should become wet and sticky before it ends.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 21, 2016, 05:04:52 PM
I have been worried, since they were talking about ice on the highways. STAY SAFE, FRITZ!!!
Go home early if the weather deteriorates more quickly than they say.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 21, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
Be safe Fritzie!!

The snow here is predicted to start either late Friday or early Saturday.  I intend on staying in the apartment all weekend.   LOL  I'll be doing my laundry tomorrow night right after work, and getting home before the snow hits.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 21, 2016, 06:17:06 PM
You be careful as well, Chuck!! ♥
Make sure to keep an eye out and leave work early if it starts earlier!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 22, 2016, 09:59:13 AM

Ice storm expected here during the night!   :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 22, 2016, 11:51:49 AM
Be careful Ingster!

No snow yet, but the "Calm before" period is starting to change.  Blue skies have gone dark grey, and the wind is picking up.    The storm is letting us know it will be here soon.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 22, 2016, 12:48:18 PM
I have been worried, since they were talking about ice on the highways. STAY SAFE, FRITZ!!!
Go home early if the weather deteriorates more quickly than they say.

Thanks, y'all! I got home well before the snow started. Now we'll be busy hunkering down for the next several days, possibly well into next week!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 22, 2016, 12:48:59 PM
Ice storm expected here during the night!   :o

Good luck, Ingli!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 22, 2016, 02:36:01 PM
Ice storm expected here during the night!   :o

Best  of luck! Stay warm and keep safe. ♥
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 22, 2016, 02:37:27 PM
Thanks, y'all! I got home well before the snow started. Now we'll be busy hunkering down for the next several days, possibly well into next week!



Glad you made it home OK. Is there any chance you will lose electricity, either Fritz or Chuck or Ingy?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 22, 2016, 03:47:57 PM
There is, unfortunately, when the wind picks up, and after the snow gets wetter and stickier and accumulates on the wires. Hoping for the best, but I'll be astonished if we make it all the way through the storm with power.

So far the flakes are light and fluffy, and little wind. But that's supposed to change later on tonight and tomorrow.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 22, 2016, 04:48:33 PM
Be careful Ingster!

Thanks.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 22, 2016, 04:48:49 PM
Good luck, Ingli!

Danke.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 22, 2016, 04:49:09 PM
Best  of luck! Stay warm and keep safe. ♥

Gracias.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 22, 2016, 04:49:43 PM

Good luck for all Brokies/Diners who might be affected by the forthcoming snowfall at the East Coast!

 ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 10:57:36 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0352.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 10:58:51 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0353.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 23, 2016, 11:33:48 AM
WOW Chuck! Amazing!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 01:08:31 PM
latest views from my window

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0357.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 01:09:55 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0358.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 23, 2016, 01:30:00 PM
Lots and lots and lots of snow!! Just keeps coming too!
How much there do you think, Chuck?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 03:55:46 PM
I can't tell, and now it's too dark to see, but it's still coming.

NBC news says that Newark, NJ (about 10 minute drive from me) was at 24 1/2 inches, a new record.  They also said that NYC could see 28 - 30 inches.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:23:35 PM
snow pics from today.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0360.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:24:47 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0361.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:25:42 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0361a.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:26:31 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0364.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:27:29 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0363.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:28:18 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0362.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:28:44 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0365.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 24, 2016, 06:34:52 PM
I saw Newark got 28"!  Have the plows got most of the main streets cleaned up?  Do you have to go in to work tomorrow?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 06:42:01 PM
I'm assuming I have to work tomorrow, I'll find out when I call tomorrow for the status.  The weather hotline says there are no closings or delayed openings.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2016, 07:38:33 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0361a.jpg)


Are you going to get your car dug out, Chuck?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 08:26:09 PM
It's been dug out, I have to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 26, 2016, 03:25:47 AM

The blue/white contrast is stunning!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 05, 2016, 09:50:34 AM
Yesterday they were calling for a "wintery mix" overnight.  At one point last night that changed, and we're in a storm that is expected to dump up to 6 inches of snow on us by noon, and then stop.

Temps willl then go up to the high 30s, and the sun will come out, and start to melt everything.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0367.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 05, 2016, 09:51:12 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0369.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 05, 2016, 09:52:42 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0366.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 05, 2016, 09:53:27 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0368.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 05, 2016, 09:57:05 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/IMG_0370.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 05, 2016, 11:12:09 AM
We just had a little, there were a few flakes on the windshield which melted on the way to work. The temps were above freezing. There were more flakes on the way to work, but nothing stuck or accumulated. Finally nice and sunny here. A lot of the snow from two weeks ago has melted. Basically only where piled does any remain, with some exceptions in shadows. The relatively warm rains of the past few days has accelerated the melting process.



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 11, 2016, 07:01:12 PM
No snow this weekend, but temps are dropping to the single digits now.  bundle up now!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2016, 06:08:25 PM
This is just one picture of the roads and homes that were blocked by tumbleweeds (Russian Thistle) from the 50-60 mph (sustained) winds yesterday and today in Albuquerque. The temps today were 25° cooler than yesterday and we will get below freezing tonight, down from 48° for a low last night.

(https://lintvkrqe.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/imag0405.jpg?w=650)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2016, 06:09:45 PM
(https://lintvkrqe.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/rio-rancho-tumbleweeds.jpg?w=800)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2016, 06:10:24 PM
The tumbleweeds get caught in the high electrical lines as well.

(http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2015/333/aa21bf32-e099-4045-be60-2575af09117a.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 23, 2016, 06:27:36 PM
Holy smoke! Amazing! I'm glad I saw a few while down there, but glad not this many!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 23, 2016, 06:34:36 PM
wow, that's just crazy!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 23, 2016, 07:22:09 PM
Yes it has been wild!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on April 23, 2016, 06:25:34 PM
If these guys are right, I will be sooooo happppppppy

May
(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/may-outlook.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on April 23, 2016, 06:26:08 PM
June - August

Really, just so very happy....sorry, rest of the country.....

(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/jun-aug_temps_0.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 23, 2016, 06:40:00 PM
lmao.   Well,  Nancy will  be happy.

After we had the El Nino, I knew that there would be a La Nina to balance it out.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on April 24, 2016, 08:06:38 AM
 :D   But this is Texas, so really, what are the odds?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on May 01, 2016, 04:11:40 PM
It's May 1st and 5pm, it's only 76!  Maybe they will be right, after all...


From weatherspark.com (http://weatherspark.com)
The month of May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 84°F to 91°F over the course of the month.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on May 09, 2016, 08:38:46 AM
Extreme up-close video of tornado near Wray, CO!

These storm chasers are REALLY close too!

https://youtu.be/bjb7QtMEBUg
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 08, 2016, 07:09:30 PM
It's been in the high 80s the past two days, and today it was only in the high 60s.   Brrrr.....it's actually feeling cold now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2016, 07:13:34 PM
A little milder down here, high in the low 70's (warmer tomorrow), but with the low humidity and wind, it felt pretty good. Earl approved!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2016, 08:03:58 PM
 I don't want to hear it from either one of you!!   :P
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 08, 2016, 08:13:56 PM
lol
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 20, 2016, 12:49:30 PM

How's everyone coping with the heat.
It's 101° here right now and it's not
even freaking noon yet.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on June 20, 2016, 01:14:14 PM
Much of NZ is having its warmest winter solstice on record, in the high teens 'C. Average temperatures for May were hotter than January????
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 20, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
Starting to get some June-like weather here, 20 days into June.  Humid and 85 today, tomorrow expected to hit 90.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 20, 2016, 03:48:16 PM
104° here at about 3:45 PM. Jeez, this is getting old!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 23, 2016, 12:11:18 PM
Hello Ultimate Brokeback Forum Members.

Recently, an image with a copyright marking was posted on the forum. This resulted in Dave Cullen being contacted by the attorney of the photographer who owns the rights to the image.

A lawsuit is now possible, with the maximum fine against the forum in the amount of $150,000.00.

It is vital that no one posts copyrighted images on the forum. It is stealing. The posting of copyrighted images cannot and will not be tolerated, and anyone knowingly posting copyrighted images and putting the forum in jeopardy this way will be banned.

Usually, a copyrighted photo will have this familiar symbol on it:

©

If you come across an image that his this marking on it, it has a copyright on it, and can't be used publicly unless the poster pays for it.  Another way to tell if an image has a copyright, when you search the images on Google, when you select the image, instead of selecting  "view image" click on "visit page".  If this  brings you to a page with the image and a list of prices, the image carries a copyright and you need to pay to download it.  To download it without paying for it is stealing.

Thank you.
Dave Cullen
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 09, 2016, 09:42:08 PM
Well, it's calmed down now, but not long ago, heavy downpours and thunder.  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 10, 2016, 05:02:20 PM
Well, it's calmed down now, but not long ago, heavy downpours and thunder.  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Damn I wish we could have some of that here!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 11, 2016, 03:53:00 PM
We had some brief periods of rain Friday and Saturday, heavy but brief. Then the humidity broke Sunday, but it's coming back.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 11, 2016, 04:06:37 PM
It's miserable here.  (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a5/76/8f/a5768f5a71668807aecdd061100f314b.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2016, 05:40:35 PM
Here, too  :(   makes the Christmas movies better, though, somehow...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 11, 2016, 05:52:00 PM
Yeah, it does!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2016, 06:03:54 PM
are you watching A Royal Christmas right now?  To stay on topic, there's a lot of snow  :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 11, 2016, 06:25:07 PM
Yes I am, and yes it IS a lot of snow!!! ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 20, 2016, 01:41:25 PM

Bad news:

99 percent
Based on calculations from NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies,
there is now a 99 percent chance 2016 will be hotter than 2015.              >:D


http://www.nytimes.com/science-global-temperatures.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/science/nasa-global-temperatures-2016.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 20, 2016, 02:05:21 PM
So far, this area hasn't been too bad, temp wise.  There have been a few hot days, but nothing unbearable.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 20, 2016, 02:56:38 PM
We've been getting more hot days this year than last, plus a real scorcher to come this weekend.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 20, 2016, 06:31:08 PM
Yeah, temps are supposed to climb here as the weekend  gets closer.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 20, 2016, 07:13:05 PM
Bad news:

99 percent
Based on calculations from NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies,
there is now a 99 percent chance 2016 will be hotter than 2015.              >:D


http://www.nytimes.com/science-global-temperatures.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/science/nasa-global-temperatures-2016.html?_r=0)

This was on the National News tonight, and I can believe it!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 21, 2016, 06:01:58 AM
June - August
 
Really, just so very happy....sorry, rest of the country.....

(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/jun-aug_temps_0.jpg?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)

how much do we spend on trying to predict the weather?  I really wanted to believe this map  :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 21, 2016, 02:37:28 PM
^^^^^^

We had a brutal July through October last year.
(It was 92° on Halloween.)

Our July and August normal high is 84° - 85°.
Although I would prefer that it was 70°, I am
hoping it will just be average at least.

(By the way, when is it ever lower than those temps
to make the average, I keep wondering?)

I was looking at weather statistics. In Los Angeles, September is the
only month where the highest temperature ever recorded for each of
its days is OVER 100°. I remember a LOT of hot Septembers. Ugh.

Nancy, your July and August average temperature is 95°!  I can't imagine.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 21, 2016, 06:41:48 PM
We were at 91 today,  93 predicted for tomorrow, and 95 though the weekend.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 23, 2016, 02:49:22 PM
^^^^^^

Ugh, hope the humidity's not bad.

Last night when I went to bed the rather large moon in the sky was red.
Redder than I'd ever seen it. It was spooky and eerie.

It's from the massive wildfires happening north of Los Angeles, in Santa Clarita.
Because of it's terrain and proximity to Los Angeles, a lot of TV series and films
are shot there.

Today the smoke has made a thick layer of haze over the city and kept the heat in
instead of letting it escape at all.  It's currently 94°.

The forecast was changed from "Hot and Sunny" to "Partly Sunny, Hot and Smoky."
There's white ash from the fires blowing around and in the San Fernando Valley it
must be worse.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/07/23/article-urn:publicid:ap.org:40cf69bad7944fe8b3c6fedabe43b981-3sAQzKF8Bff8ca57aded31d32362-176_634x422.jpg)

So, not only heat, but smoke and ash to go with it. Ugh.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 23, 2016, 09:58:49 PM
Oh, the humidity has  been bad, but not as bad as it could be, thank God.

NJ people are  used to the humidity here.  LOL
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on July 23, 2016, 10:00:15 PM
Snowing here  ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 23, 2016, 10:17:48 PM
jealous!  I can't wait for snow again in about 4-5 months.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 30, 2016, 01:27:18 PM

What's snow?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 30, 2016, 01:30:11 PM

84% humidity here at 8am today.  yuck

Remember when weather forecasters started using wind chill factors to make you
feel colder, lol!  Now they do something with higher temperatures and call it ReelFeel.
So, it's 83° here right now but the "ReelFeel" is 99°!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on July 30, 2016, 01:38:00 PM
What's snow?
I can show you out my windows at the moment although only a smattering. I may take a photo in an hour for you when it gets lighter. Temperature hovering just above 0'C
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 30, 2016, 01:59:46 PM
rain and thunder now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on July 30, 2016, 02:19:05 PM
Just to jog your memory.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/snow%2031716_zpshdcz9gge.jpg)

When I first moved here I would have been excited. We had 6 good falls last year but only 1 just last Sunday which was more than this.
There are heavy falls inland, good for skiers.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on July 30, 2016, 03:14:06 PM
It is 87 here, and sunny. UGH!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 30, 2016, 07:09:13 PM
Neat to see the snow falling there!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 03, 2016, 11:04:19 AM

Oh...now I remember!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on August 04, 2016, 02:24:18 PM
A fairly decent snow fall overnight but not the heavy fall they forecast a day ago. Still schools are opening late and hill buses are not running. Motorway north out of the city is closed.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/snow1-5816_zps1hntvbwy.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on August 04, 2016, 02:25:01 PM
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/Snow5816_zpsdhb7tcjy.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 04, 2016, 06:30:42 PM
Looks peaceful!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 05, 2016, 01:12:39 AM

We had so much rain (since March) that this year can be declared totally spring-free and summer-free.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 05, 2016, 05:40:44 AM
But we thought your summer was wonderful!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 05, 2016, 05:42:56 AM
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/brianr44/Snow5816_zpsdhb7tcjy.jpg)

It's so hard to get my head around summer hemisphere weather! Though I'll be getting it in December and January. :) Hope you're not too chilly, Brian.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 05, 2016, 06:15:10 AM
But we thought your summer was wonderful!!

You caught one of the very few nice bits.

We were really lucky!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 14, 2016, 01:10:28 PM
Last night when I went to bed the rather large moon in the sky was red.
Redder than I'd ever seen it. It was spooky and eerie.

Today the smoke has made a thick layer of haze over the city and kept the heat in
instead of letting it escape at all.  It's currently 94°.

The forecast was changed from "Hot and Sunny" to "Partly Sunny, Hot and Smoky."
There's white ash from the fires blowing around and in the San Fernando Valley it
must be worse.

So, not only heat, but smoke and ash to go with it. Ugh.


Remember this post I wrote when the Sand Fire was raging? Here's three photos
my neighbor took on the street here that day, July 23.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Personal/IMG_4515.jpg) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Mooskanate/media/Personal/IMG_4515.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 14, 2016, 01:11:02 PM

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Personal/IMG_4517.jpg) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Mooskanate/media/Personal/IMG_4517.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 14, 2016, 01:11:24 PM

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Personal/IMG_4518.jpg) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Mooskanate/media/Personal/IMG_4518.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 01, 2016, 11:27:40 AM
the forecast for cooler than normal summer in TX certainly didn't materialize...they're trying fall

September
(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/0830_september_forecast_0.png?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 01, 2016, 11:29:16 AM
through November...

(https://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/0830_sep_nov_forecast_2.png?v=ap&w=980&h=551&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 01, 2016, 06:48:09 PM
Lyle, those pics are outrageous. 

Nancy, I hope those maps are wrong.  LOL   I want my cool autumn!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 02, 2016, 12:09:32 PM
I know, I thought the same thing!  We had a nice fall, and a good cold winter 2 years ago, but last year was terrible...my windows haven't been open since, idk, March?  Maybe April...I really do hate Texas, and can't wait to retire in North Carolina...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 08, 2016, 01:03:11 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Personal/IMG_4517.jpg) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Mooskanate/media/Personal/IMG_4517.jpg.html)

wow!!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 08, 2016, 01:03:40 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/Mooskanate/Personal/IMG_4518.jpg) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/Mooskanate/media/Personal/IMG_4518.jpg.html)

really impressive
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 04, 2016, 11:03:01 AM
Hurricane Matthew lashes Haiti, heads toward Cuba

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Max Blau, CNN - Updated 12:15 PM ET, Tue October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew pounded western Haiti Tuesday morning, packing powerful winds and heavy rain as it crossed the country.

"The river has overflowed all around us," church pastor Louis St. Germain said. "It's terrible... a total disaster."  St. Germain, who spoke to CNN on the phone from Les Cayes, Haiti, said the storm sheared off a wall of his house and tore roofs off many buildings in the area.  The "extremely dangerous" storm has already killed at least three people, caused cruise ships to change course and prompted officials to declare states of emergency. 

And authorities have warned that the death toll could climb.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 17, 2016, 10:13:34 PM
This is so way cool!!!

https://youtu.be/xrWM3vh41Bw
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sason on October 18, 2016, 11:21:29 AM
^^^^

Wow!!  :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 18, 2016, 12:42:39 PM
We're at about 83 degrees today, way above average for October.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on October 18, 2016, 01:43:22 PM
What?!!

A cool 55 in Prague ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on October 18, 2016, 04:32:31 PM
This is so way cool!!!

https://youtu.be/xrWM3vh41Bw

Fantastic!

We're in the 80's too, records set at Dulles and Baltimore Airport.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on October 18, 2016, 09:26:45 PM
Records here as well.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 05, 2016, 03:26:02 PM

Hello DCF Weather posters.

Please follow the link below for news regarding DCF member Tony_.


http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=8581.msg2642723#msg2642723
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on December 28, 2016, 01:29:24 PM

Winter Storm Fortis to Bring Heavy Snow to Much of New England; May Undergo Bombogenesis

Weather headline...when did storms start getting names? And do the weather people keep making up
names for various weather situations so we'll pay attention. I have never heard of bombogenesis before.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 28, 2016, 05:40:08 PM

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/were%20moving.jpg)

Hello members!!!!  The Admin/Mod/Tech team is coming to you with news for the new year.

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We expect this change to take place within a week's time, and there should be no major disruption to the forum.   While the UBF will no longer be linked to DCF,  Dave Cullen will retain his ownership of both sites. 

Please continue to watch the threads/newsbox for further updates!  We will attempt to give you all 24 hours notice before the change takes place.  However, you should make note of the new address now.  If you try to log in at the old address and you are unable to, try to use the new address.  Thanks for your continued participation in this community!


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on December 29, 2016, 12:21:15 PM

I still like saying "bombogenesis."

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on December 29, 2016, 01:13:08 PM
I still like saying "bombogenesis."



Me too, Lyle. And yes, the weather folk have started naming the big winter storms.............which I think is stupid.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 29, 2016, 05:25:07 PM
lmao!  Ok!

Very cold here, but not cold enough to turn rain to snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 18, 2017, 01:07:20 PM

I just liked this photo I saw today online:

(http://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/weather1817_51.jpg)

A motorist drives through a flood on Crazyhorse Canyon Rd. during a downpour of rain on
Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Salinas, California.

I also never heard of Crazyhorse Canyon Rd.  -- sounds like a wild drive!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 18, 2017, 01:20:51 PM
It is so good to see that much rain falling out there, Lyle!! It bodes well for the future water issues, but of course the downside is mud slides.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 07, 2017, 04:32:39 PM
The weather in my area  is going to be crazy.

Today has been cold and rainy all day.  Tomorrow we may break a record temp  (62 degrees) for the winter.  Then, in the evening, a cold snap comes through, and we could have up to 6 inches of snow or more for the morning commute.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 07, 2017, 04:35:43 PM
Yikes! We're getting only the tail end of that, but it should be bad enough.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 07, 2017, 11:13:15 PM
Same here Chuck! We are supposed to get record breaking temps on Friday. 70's plus, and then snow and rain on Sunday with a high in the high 30's!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on February 08, 2017, 03:40:44 PM

That sounds indeed quite mad.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 08, 2017, 06:07:34 PM
Now they are saying 8 - 10 inches of snow.

Thankfully, I have a laptop from work now, so I can work from home.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 09, 2017, 02:43:05 PM
We're having a big ol' blizzard today!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 09, 2017, 03:13:52 PM
Let us know how much snow you get! It's supposed to be on the increase as you go farther north.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on February 09, 2017, 05:00:53 PM
About 18"... very much higher drifts, though.

It's still snowing a bit, but I need to get out to snowblow the driveway before I call it a night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on February 09, 2017, 05:18:05 PM
Good luck!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 09, 2017, 06:14:14 PM
We got about 7 inches or so here.  It was snowing when I woke up at about 5:30, and snowed until about 3:00.

I left the apartment at 4:30 just long enough to clean off my car.  Didn't have to do anything else, property management does that.

Here's mom and dad taking care of the house.


(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16684389_725663800929801_1560361723632138532_n.jpg?oh=b46f06592cd4a833b03843f76531e84b&oe=59362233)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 09, 2017, 06:14:53 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16649170_725663857596462_3169845777947436820_n.jpg?oh=e7ea3aebca7bdb5921a606dd833135af&oe=5938E0C4)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on February 20, 2017, 09:27:10 AM
Storm rips through Central Texas leaving wake of damage

Last night at 11:30, I just hit control alt delete to lock my computer for the night when i saw a weather alert pop up...logged back in and there was a tornado warning issued for central Texas, San Antonio/Austin area.

Sat up watching live weather coverage and waiting for the warning to expire, which it did at 12:15...but high winds, 50-70 MPH and lots of rain.  I lost power but thankfully only for a few minutes.  Also thankfully, no injuries or deaths reported, some home and building damage in south Austin, and trees and power lines down, and at least one report of a house fire from a lightning strike...

(https://lintvkxan.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/mypicture-04.jpeg?w=800)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on February 20, 2017, 09:28:26 AM
(https://lintvkxan.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/mypicture-01.jpeg?w=800)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on February 20, 2017, 03:02:29 PM
I was watching that line on the radar last night go through Texas. I am surprised there was not more damage, Nancy.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on February 23, 2017, 01:34:15 PM

  :o

oh my...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 23, 2017, 06:46:05 PM
damn....glad to hear  no injuries or deaths. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 09, 2017, 06:48:29 PM
well,  after days of increasing sun and temps, tomorrow we're supposed to drop down to the 30s , and wake to possible 3-6 inches of snow.

:laugh:
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 09, 2017, 07:03:56 PM
A drop here too, with some snow in the air but probably nothing will stick. But then more snow possibility on Tuesday.

The poor daffodils don't know what to do.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 09, 2017, 07:13:35 PM
Yeah, I heard that we may have snow on Tuesday too.  Winter's not quite ready to go away!   LOL
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2017, 05:04:36 PM
On the warmer side here today, and sunny.  A small front or something blew through, and it rained for a bit, and temps dropped.  Then the sun came back out.

Now the sun is setting, but the wind is picking up.  There was mention of possible thunder storms later this evening, I wonder if the wind is a sign they're on the way.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 16, 2017, 05:32:02 PM
Same thing is supposed to happen here tomorrow.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 18, 2017, 05:25:10 AM

After two weeks of near-summer we're experiencing a winter backlash right now. For days on end! Sleet, snow, December temperatures.

 >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 18, 2017, 03:00:50 PM
Yikes!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 18, 2017, 04:29:12 PM

Indeed...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on April 19, 2017, 04:05:31 PM
After two weeks of near-summer we're experiencing a winter backlash right now. For days on end! Sleet, snow, December temperatures.

 >:(

DAMN!!
Not good!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 19, 2017, 04:52:56 PM

Dreadful indeed!

Thanks for your compassion.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 19, 2017, 06:06:16 PM
damn!   Our temps have been cooler lately, but not that cold!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on April 19, 2017, 06:42:29 PM
I have a fire going in the woodstove!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 20, 2017, 02:31:17 PM
damn!   Our temps have been cooler lately, but not that cold!

I know - this is truly exceptional.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 20, 2017, 02:31:37 PM
I have a fire going in the woodstove!

Let me join you!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on April 21, 2017, 11:20:24 AM

Come visit!  We're going to have two days in the 90's, before
returning to the mid-70's.  (I don't like it, but you guys might.)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 21, 2017, 11:48:14 AM

*hops over*

With pleasure!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on April 21, 2017, 01:22:20 PM
Let me join you!

Any time!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on April 21, 2017, 02:22:17 PM

  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 31, 2017, 07:31:11 PM
Wow, having our first thunder storm of the season!   It came out of  nowhere, and the rain is pounding down, flashing lightning, thunder.   Yeah!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 10, 2017, 12:22:39 PM
Well, all good things come to an end.

:laugh:

The cooler  than normal temps (which -of course meant less time running the A/C) come to an end today as we begin a heat wave.   Sunny and 86 degrees here, and expected to go into the 90s through Wednesday. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 10, 2017, 12:26:21 PM
Yep, same here. It will be hot for the Equality March in DC tomorrow, but even hotter later in the week.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: brian on June 10, 2017, 05:52:47 PM
Well it is 13"C (57'F) here in Juneau, Alaska where it is almost summer and, while cloudy, it is dry but rain is expected tomorrow and Monday with even lower temperatures. Meanwhile back home in Dunedin it is 16'C yet officially winter.  ???
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 10, 2017, 05:54:19 PM
Juneau is frequently damp, as I recall.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 11, 2017, 10:56:52 AM
Yep, same here. It will be hot for the Equality March in DC tomorrow, but even hotter later in the week.

Apparently, storms Wednesday night or Thursday will break the wave.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2017, 12:35:03 PM
Hot hot hot hot hot here. Mid 90's, with a respite of 86 on Tuesday, but then right back up again!! UGH!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on June 11, 2017, 02:12:33 PM
It was pretty hot on the National Mall for the march this afternoon. I and a lot of people stood in the shade of nearby trees.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2017, 03:02:25 PM
I bet!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on June 18, 2017, 01:12:44 PM
Lots of tornadoes in Wyoming this past week.
Especially near Carpenter. Search on youtube
and there's plenty of videos.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2017, 05:38:13 PM
Heat is back for the next three days, and we have a flash flood warning for Monday, with severe thunderstorms.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2017, 05:40:13 PM
It was 112° in Roswell yesterday. It was about 95° here today, but supposed to be 102° here for the next week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 18, 2017, 06:10:16 PM
yuck
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on June 18, 2017, 06:16:04 PM
And just so draining. :P
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2017, 06:33:02 PM
Flights in Phoenix cancelled over safety concerns as US temperatures soar

Airlines canceled flights in Phoenix and doctors urged people to be careful around concrete, playground equipment and vehicle interiors Monday as a punishing heat wave threatens to bring temperatures approaching 49°C to parts of the Southwestern US.

Arizona is seeing the most stifling temperatures, but the wrath of the heat wave is being felt across Nevada and California as well. Las Vegas was forecast to hit 47°C on Tuesday on the first day of summer, and excessive heat warnings cover almost all of California.

American Airlines cancelled nearly 40 flights on Tuesday in Phoenix operated by regional jets because of the heat. The airline also said it will allow Phoenix passengers flying during the peak heat until Wednesday to change flights without a fee.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/20/flights-phoenix-cancelled-safety-concerns-us-temperatures-soar/
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 13, 2017, 03:45:12 PM
TROPICS: "Gert" becomes the 7th Tropical Storm of the season

By Sean Bailey, Meteorologist

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upgraded "Tropical Depression 8" to Tropical Storm (TS) Gert in the Atlantic Ocean.

As of Sunday evening, TS Gert has winds of 40 MPH and it's center of circulation is 600 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach. It is expected to remain a tropical storm through the first half of next week. However, it will weaken as it's track curves away from the coast and out into the cooler central Atlantic Ocean.

As it stays off shore, Gert could allow for rougher surf conditions along the beaches through Tuesday. Otherwise, no direct impacts are expected in the Grand Strand from this storm.

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/36125557/tropics-gert-becomes-the-7th-tropical-storm-of-the-season
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 17, 2017, 08:07:07 PM
Four systems out there and hurricane season hasn’t even hit its peak yet

BY JENNY STALETOVICH

Buckle your seat belts. Traffic is piling up in hurricane alley.

This week, the Atlantic got busy with Tropical Storm Harvey and two waves churning westward as Hurricane Gert, which formed last week, disappeared into the North Atlantic. Warnings went up Thursday across the Windward Islands as parts braced for Harvey, the ninth tropical cyclone of the season.

While none appears likely to intensify into major hurricanes, the sheer number signals the beginning of the season’s busiest time of year. And that’s on top of an already brisk pace.


http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article167835172.html
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 18, 2017, 12:41:56 AM

oh dear...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2017, 05:00:18 PM
Hurricane Harvey - Mandatory evacuations are already taking place in Port Aransas, Rockport and other coastal cities.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ba/00/46/ba0046364fe40f73443df4ea055d5d5a.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2017, 05:10:09 PM
I just heard that it might be a category 1 hurricane when it gets to Austin...I'm not sure that Austin has ever had a hurricane, it's so far inland, but you never know.  I'm going out later tonight to pick up a few things, dog & cat food and some extra water and batteries...

Flash flood watches for Central Texas, issued at 10 a.m. Aug. 24, 2017.   (Photo: KVUE Storm Team)

The storm is forecast to make landfall near Corpus Christi late Friday or early Saturday, and the NHC said at 10 a.m. it is expecting Harvey to be a "major hurricane," defined as a hurricane category 3 or higher. The 1 p.m. forecast indicated Harvey could have sustained winds of 125 mph, which is 5 mph lower than the wind speed required for a category 4 storm.

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Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 24, 2017, 05:13:39 PM
Be safe, Nancy!   Stay in touch, if you can!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2017, 05:16:07 PM
thanks, Chuck...I think the worst will be Sat and Sun...  :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 24, 2017, 05:42:13 PM
At least that gives you tomorrow to prepare.
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Post by: killersmom on August 24, 2017, 08:36:23 PM
I just heard that it might be a category 1 hurricane when it gets to Austin...I'm not sure that Austin has ever had a hurricane, it's so far inland, but you never know.  I'm going out later tonight to pick up a few things, dog & cat food and some extra water and batteries...

Flash flood watches for Central Texas, issued at 10 a.m. Aug. 24, 2017.   (Photo: KVUE Storm Team)

The storm is forecast to make landfall near Corpus Christi late Friday or early Saturday, and the NHC said at 10 a.m. it is expecting Harvey to be a "major hurricane," defined as a hurricane category 3 or higher. The 1 p.m. forecast indicated Harvey could have sustained winds of 125 mph, which is 5 mph lower than the wind speed required for a category 4 storm.



In 1961 (I was 9 yo) Hurricane Carla remnants (Category 1) hit San Antonio, with high winds and heavy rain. Carla was a Category 5 when it hit Port Lavaca, TX half way between Corpus Christi and Galveston.

Harvey looks to hit just a little south of there as a Category 3 hurricane.  Luckily Port Aransas and Rockport are south of the landfall, but for Port Aransas, the storm surge is the killing blow since the island that Port A is on is very narrow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 25, 2017, 06:32:55 AM
Well, the national news has done its job in scaring me to death about this storm.  Tonight after work, I'll switch to local only.  Austin is supposed to get 5 - 10" of rain, not nearly as bad as the coast, of course, but a lot for this area.

I did get to the store last night; I didn't want to fight Friday night lines, and it might be raining when I get out of work today.  I'll fill up the car with gas on my way to work this morning and after that, it's just hoping we don't lose power. 

I stand corrected on the amount of rainfall expected:

According to the latest Harvey forecast from the weather service:

Areas along and east of Interstate 35 – including Austin – could see cumulative rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 inches Friday through Tuesday. A flash flood watch for Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties starts at 1 p.m. Friday. Other counties under the watch include Guadalupe, Comal and Fayette.

Areas outside the flash flood watch area, in the southern and eastern Hill Country, could see 5 to 10 inches with isolated higher amounts.

River flooding over several days is possible east of I-35 in the Colorado and Guadalupe river basins.

A tropical storm warning is still in effect for Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette counties, where Harvey’s arrival could produce damaging winds of 40 to 50 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph. Such high winds could snap trees, which could break power lines.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 25, 2017, 08:20:52 AM
Good luck, all of you...
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 25, 2017, 04:31:59 PM
Glad to hear you got your supplies, Nancy!   Stay safe!

Although I have't seen her post in a while, that goes for Peanut too!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 26, 2017, 11:51:42 AM
CNN, and even local Austin news stations, played this up so much for ratings.  There is definitely damage where it made landfall in Rockport, there is flooding at the coast and there were high winds yesterday.  It went from category 4 to now a category 1, winds went from 135 mph to 70. 

But they wanted so badly for it to be the storm of the century and I think Harvey let them down, and they don't like it...so they're playing up everything to make it seem as terrible as possible.  One CNN reporter even talked about local officials telling people who decided not to evacuate Rockport to write their social security number on their arm, and that police were now going door to door to look for and identify bodies.  With no reports from law enforcement of death or injury, that's a ridiculously horrible thing to say.

Austin is forecast to have rain off and on for the next 24 - 36 hours, but it's not continuous.  Right now we're in a lull and the next rain is supposed to start again around 4pm, then taper off again.  So far the ground is able to absorb it, it's not just running off as flood water.  I went out this morning to get my car inspected, and it was light rain and some gusty wind, but I've been in much worse weather.  We didn't lose power, although there are reports of 250,000 across the state who did, but I don't even know if I believe that.  Fake news??

I saw pictures online of signs in local grocery stores limiting people to buying only 4 cases of water.  4 cases of water!!   Slight overreaction?  When I went to the store on Thursday, I bought 3 cans of dog and cat food, 5 bottles of water (we usually go through 3 a week, so 2 extra), and some tuna.  I wasn't planning for an apocalypse of catastrophic proportions...just enough to get me through 2 days of rain.  I was so sure it wasn't going to be an "event" I didn't even buy any chocolate...or wine...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 26, 2017, 11:56:15 AM
I did make one concession, because I hate the thought of being without power - I bought this portable charger battery pack to make sure I always had my phone charged.
Jackery Titan 20100 mAh Portable Charger Battery Pack
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e5/48/61/e54861af814963868460667453e3fb54.jpg)

and yes, I'm extremely thankful it wasn't worse........but being here and seeing what was really happening, and watching how the news was covering it, they just exploited every single thing they could.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 26, 2017, 02:11:33 PM
Wow, it sounds l like they really played upon peoples' fears.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 27, 2017, 11:59:04 AM
That's the feeling I got, Chuck.  They were making blanket statements without any real foundation.

Today the damage in Rockport is visible and it's bad, but reports are 1 death, no missing, and crews are going door to door now and rescuing pets that were left behind.  I got several emails from Austin Pets Alive asking for donations of money, foster homes, and specific items, as they have volunteered to take pets from the areas hardest hit.

Now Houston is getting the worst of it, with many streets underwater and rescues going on by law enforcement and citizens alike.  Austin is under a flash flood warning and the forecast is rain all week, but I feel very blessed/lucky so far...
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Post by: morrobay on August 27, 2017, 01:43:36 PM
2 blocks from my house...

(https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21083131_10159248604620258_6216830124957433070_o.jpg?oh=48097c1c024b74806628df59d2c4ac51&oe=5A1C09A8)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 27, 2017, 03:29:54 PM
Weather Channel Meteorologist Paul Goodloe Rescues American Flag From Hurricane Harvey


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JMgf5DSmNI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JMgf5DSmNI)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2017, 05:31:24 PM
Wow!  Glad you managed to miss most of the bad stuff.   
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2017, 07:34:56 PM
I know Port Aransas better than I do Rockport, but am familiar with the latter. It is so devastating to see the damage in Rockport and see some of the restaurants and motels Rick and I went to just piles of rubble. I finally saw some footage from Port A on ABC news tonight and the damage to places Rick and I frequented daily for 10 years of our lives was very very upsetting. This is going to be so hard for this small community and the city of Rockport to come back from. I am praying for all the people who live there and the few friends we still have living there.
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2017, 08:52:43 PM
Yeah, I have looked at a few  pics, and the destruction is just awful.   I am glad that so few people died.   0 would've been better, however.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on August 27, 2017, 09:10:03 PM
The number is up to 5 in the Houston area, however. All flood related deaths.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 27, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
Last I heard, it was 3.  I guess its gone up.  I hope no further.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 12:55:46 AM

The pics from Houston and Rockport are shocking!  :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:02:10 AM

(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/houston-harvey-109~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:02:30 AM

(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/harvey-135~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:02:49 AM

(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/houston-harvey-101~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:03:18 AM

(Corpus Christi)

(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/harvey-117~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:03:37 AM

(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/harvey-103~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:21:43 AM

(http://cdn4.spiegel.de/images/image-1181943-860_poster_16x9-nnss-1181943.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:22:06 AM

(http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-1181902-galleryV9-rxco-1181902.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:22:25 AM

(http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1181841-galleryV9-jmkp-1181841.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:22:42 AM

(http://cdn4.spiegel.de/images/image-1181823-galleryV9-rmgf-1181823.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:22:58 AM

(http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1181839-galleryV9-gnnn-1181839.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:23:15 AM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1181830-galleryV9-wnbu-1181830.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:23:35 AM

(http://cdn4.spiegel.de/images/image-1181837-galleryV9-bcpc-1181837.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 02:24:10 AM

(http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1181821-galleryV9-szbo-1181821.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 06:13:30 AM

This image cracks me up, though:


(http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/bilder/harvey-hurrikan-117~_v-videowebl.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 28, 2017, 06:50:50 AM
I know Port Aransas better than I do Rockport, but am familiar with the latter. It is so devastating to see the damage in Rockport and see some of the restaurants and motels Rick and I went to just piles of rubble. I finally saw some footage from Port A on ABC news tonight and the damage to places Rick and I frequented daily for 10 years of our lives was very very upsetting. This is going to be so hard for this small community and the city of Rockport to come back from. I am praying for all the people who live there and the few friends we still have living there.

I'm sure it is upsetting to see familiar things in such ruin.  I am so impressed with how strong and resilient the people are in those coastal towns.  Seeing the interviews on TV, and hearing that they're looking ahead to rebuilding, not giving up...really inspiring.

And Houston has really stepped up with support for 30,000 at last count, who need shelter.  Help is coming in from all over the country, it's a far cry from the way Katrina was handled.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 07:10:02 AM
Help is coming in from all over the country, it's a far cry from the way Katrina was handled.

That's really good.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 07:23:20 AM

In spite of the apparent tragedy behind it, this pic is amazing:


(http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-1182066-galleryV9-wcxc-1182066.jpg)
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 07:24:11 AM

 :o :o :o   Rockport:


(http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-1182056-galleryV9-wpgp-1182056.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 07:24:41 AM

(http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-1182062-900_breitwand_180x67-tird-1182062.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 08:39:52 AM

(http://www.faz.net/ppmedia/aktuell/4001404225/1.5171765/mmobject-still/hurikan-harvey-warum-wurde-houston-nicht-evakuiert.jpg)
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Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 28, 2017, 04:35:19 PM
Praying for everyone in the affected areas,  I'm glad to hear how resilient they are,  I hope they keep that resolve!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 28, 2017, 04:35:58 PM

We keep fingers crossed for all concerned or in worry.

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Post by: morrobay on August 28, 2017, 05:30:24 PM
so many heartbreaking pictures and stories. 

Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, "most terrifying event in his life," when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter, Aug. 26, 2017, in Rockport, Texas.

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/havey-21-gty-er-170826_4x3_992.jpg)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 28, 2017, 05:31:51 PM
I am heartened, though, by the changes made towards pets and natural disasters since Katrina.  There has been a heroic effort to rescue peoples pets, and as long as they have current rabies shots, they are being welcomed into shelters.  This came about after so many pets were lost during Katrina, and so many people died when they wouldn't abandon their pets.

The CEO of the Louisiana SPCA, Ana Zorrilla, said there has been “huge progress” for animals since Katrina ravaged New Orleans.

“There was no legislation on the state or federal level for the protection of pets. Now FEMA has very specific guidelines including pets in evacuation plans and response plans,” Zorrilla told ABC News. “There’s been a lot of work done to ensure Katrina doesn’t happen again.”

During Katrina, she said so many people risked and lost their lives because they were not willing to evacuate without their pets. A detailed description on the Louisiana SPCA’s website says an estimated 259,400 families owned pets in New Orleans before Katrina, and because there was no formal evacuation plan for those needing assistance with pets, as many as 104,000 pets were left behind to weather the storm.

The website says that 44 percent of percent of people did not evacuate for Katrina because they refused to leave their pets behind.

“A lot of work has been done to change those circumstances,” said Zorrilla.


http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/stranded-pets-rescued-amid-hurricane-harvey-flooding-southeast/story?id=49465792 (http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/stranded-pets-rescued-amid-hurricane-harvey-flooding-southeast/story?id=49465792)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:18:59 AM

(https://media.wired.com/photos/59a44fc6c3906375e388460e/master/w_2400,c_limit/HurricaneHarvey-TA-840160568.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:19:34 AM

(https://media.wired.com/photos/59a0c7cf4dea7d61f7277ff1/master/w_2400,c_limit/hurricane-TA.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:20:00 AM

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:20:25 AM

(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/kabc/images/cms/automation/vod/2349736_1280x720.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:20:53 AM

(http://cdn.travelpulse.com/images/99999999-9999-9999-9999-999999999999/9a66609f-548b-e711-a966-ff3bc7afe33a/630x355.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:21:39 AM

(http://www.wienerzeitung.at/_em_daten/_cache/image/1xm7Clt4aCXkmnKU997XrqDpUKYcPm_aheSum-y4c7xHJQZRvt0hVYvRZZg7kC9Vo3JETvHUqW-qKzi-BckVh3bg/170828-2120-harvey-2-wide.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 01:22:09 AM

(https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/houston-hurricane-harvey-home-e1503964751392.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=4484)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on August 29, 2017, 04:09:52 AM
So terrible.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 04:13:45 AM

...and seemingly endless.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 29, 2017, 06:15:36 AM
A bright spot...

This Furniture Store Has Converted Into a Makeshift Shelter for Harvey Victims
Jennifer Calfas
Aug 28, 2017

A Houston furniture store is offering to help the thousands of displaced Texas residents that have nowhere to stay following the catastrophic flooding and dangerous conditions created by Hurricane Harvey.

Gallery Furniture, a Houston-based chain store, opened two of its locations — one north of downtown, and the other west of the city in Richmond, TX — to residents seeking shelter as the historic tropical storm forced them out of their homes. In a post on Facebook on Sunday, the company announced it would have food, beds and restrooms available for anyone in need — including kenneled pets.

The furniture store is also using its largest moving truck to help rescue people displaced by the floods, according to another Facebook post from the company.

Gallery Furniture owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has long been known for his charitable actions, according to the Houston Chronicle. "We hope to give them some comfort in this incredibly difficult time," MacIngvale said in a statement to the Chronicle.

McIngvale did not immediately respond to an interview request for TIME.


From their FB page:

We are thrilled to have Houstonians come out to our 6006 N Freeway Galley Furniture store.
In the top left photo you can see our Gallery Furniture driver going out in the biggest truck we have to help try to rescue people.

Anyone in need of shelter who can safely navigate out of their neighborhood, Mattress Mack and the GF Family invite you to join us at our 6006 North Freeway, or 7227 W. Grand Parkway South Gallery Furniture stores for dry shelter, food, and more.

God Bless you, God bless your family and God bless Texas.
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Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 06:22:43 AM

!

Really nice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2017, 01:55:39 PM
I have an aunt who lives in Houston, but she isn't someone whom I've ever kept in contact
with in any way much. I asked my sister if she knew anything, but haven't gotten a reply
yet. I believe Princeton Park Court is the street she lives on which, using Google Street View
is a nice area, a bit bland looking as all the places look the same, but it looks to be near one
of the bays, whose names I don't know, but I believe one of them is Galveston bay.  She's
an elderly woman, but has three married daughters who live in cities around south Texas,
so I'm sure one of them made plans for a visit if necessary. Sorry, just pondering out loud.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 29, 2017, 01:56:48 PM
I saw this map:

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/r/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2017/08/29/National-Politics/Graphics/2300-harvey-rainfall-observed-tuesday.jpg)

I don't think people realize it, but Houston is the 4th largest city in the U.S.!
That's a big city!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 02:47:09 PM

Keeping fingers crossed for her and relatives.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 29, 2017, 04:35:35 PM
and pictures keep coming.


(https://firenewsfeed.com/image/aHR0cHM6Ly9jYnNuZXdzMy5jYnNpc3RhdGljLmNvbS9odWIvaS9yLzIwMTcvMDgvMjgvYTJlMmVhYjctNWE0Ny00MDg5LTg0N2ItOWFlZDI5NzkzZjUwL3Jlc2l6ZS82MjB4LzBiYjFiMDFmNzMwNmI3NjMwODAwZjczZTE0MTliNTdhL251cnNpbmctaG9tZS1mbG9vZC5qcGcj)


Apparently, this was taken at a senior facility in Houston, and no one was coming to rescue them.  Family of one of the residents sent the picture out on the internet, and thankfully, this caused rescuers to reach them.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 29, 2017, 04:38:54 PM

OMG
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 30, 2017, 11:41:40 AM

Thanks for all the photos guys.

Rachel Maddow showed footage from a huge flood in Houston in 1935:
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/houston-flood-defense-traces-to-flooded-past-1035573315601

If you search "Houston flooding" on youtube, you find lots of clips of flooding from previous years!
Although not as devastating, it looks like this is a common occurrence around there in spots.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 12:03:34 PM

More than 80 years ago!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:04:58 PM

(http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-1183412-galleryV9-eutw-1183412.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:05:14 PM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1183410-galleryV9-sldt-1183410.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:06:01 PM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1183414-galleryV9-cgxk-1183414.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:06:15 PM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1183408-galleryV9-uyvx-1183408.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:06:40 PM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1183400-galleryV9-wgpj-1183400.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:07:02 PM

(http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-1183411-galleryV9-cneo-1183411.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 30, 2017, 03:07:28 PM

(http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-1183324-galleryV9-ddrk-1183324.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 30, 2017, 03:50:00 PM
the residents of this nursing home were finally evacuated and moved to another facility - along with the cats.

(https://localtvwdaf.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/nursinghome.jpg?quality=85&strip=all)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on August 30, 2017, 03:51:28 PM
Bozo was one of seven cats rescued from La Vita Bella nursing home.  You can see him in the picture above on the right, he's sitting on top of the sofa, to the left of the tan lampshade.

(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/65/36/63/14019793/3/920x920.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on August 31, 2017, 07:21:58 AM

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 31, 2017, 02:21:35 PM
Thanks for the update of those nursing home people. And cats!

As for the above post: I can't wait until Melania writes a book someday. Love to know what she's thinking.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on August 31, 2017, 02:28:22 PM

Come to think of it, I guess Melania did write
a book about herself already:





(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/317JWuiGmTL._AC_UL320_SR232,320_.jpg)

     ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 02, 2017, 07:30:42 AM
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i don't get the Barbie/Ken thing...is it the Dockers he's wearing??  Like Obama?

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 02, 2017, 08:29:54 PM
i don't get the Barbie/Ken thing...is it the Dockers he's wearing??  Like Obama?

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If I'm understanding it right, it's not because of Donald.  It started because when Melania arrived in Texas, she was wearing sneakers, which I assume, one would wear when doing a lot of walking in areas that would have debris around due to storms/flooding.

At one point during the visit, she switched to a pair of dress stilettos, which I guess a lot of people found odd, considering where she would be walking.

I don't care what she chooses to wear, but I will admit, I think those shoes would be pretty uncomfortable after a while.   Any man who thinks they're  "sexy" should spend the day in a pair.

Anyway, since she was dressed up for the tour, people started calling her  "Barbie", which would make Donald  "Ken".....and given the troubles in Charlottesvile, and his comments, it became "Klu Klux Ken".


Tempest in a teapot thing.    Reminds me  of the time that a  bunch of Republicans  were talking about Obama wearing a tan suit, and then people started to post pics of both Bush presidents and Ronald Reagan in tan suits.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 03, 2017, 07:33:08 AM
I like the way you break things down, and look at them logically.  What you said makes sense, especially the "tempest in a teapot" thing.  He has done so much bad, that no matter what good he does now, it will never be enough, I don't think he can ever recover.

The stilettos are bad, even when you're just sitting down, but women make it seem like it's easy to wear them. 

thanks, Chuck  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 03, 2017, 09:06:00 AM

I got up at 7am because I needed something to drink. I was not prepared
to find out that at 7am the temperature was 89°.

I looked up the temperature online to make sure I wasn't seeing things.

No Relief in California as Record Breaking Heat Wave Enters Second Week

Amid a brutal heat wave that has broiled California for a week,
in almost 150 years of record keeping, it has never been as hot
in San Francisco as it was on Friday. San Francisco set an all-time
heat record downtown at 106 degrees during the state's hottest
recorded summer.


The heat wave is part of a high-pressure system that’s gripped
the West Coast. Virtually no one in California is being spared.
According to the National Weather Service, June through August
temperatures were above average everywhere in California except
the north coast. 98% of Californians, were under a heat advisory
this weekend as a high-pressure system roasted the state from
Oregon to the U.S.-Mexico border.

In Los Angeles, 0ver 700 hundred homes and thousands of people
have been evacuated from the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history.
A hundred firefighters who had been sent to Houston to help in recovery
efforts due to hurricane Harvey have been recalled to the area.
___

...sigh...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 03, 2017, 09:59:49 AM
oh my god, Lyle!  89*??  Even TX doesn't start the day that high!  And 106 in downtown SF?  Hard to believe.  I haven't seen anything about the heat, and only heard one short spot about the fires on NPR on Friday.  I didn't know they had recalled firefighters, I hope they can contain it soon.  Such a cliche, but we take so much for granted.

And it's starting the 2nd week of such high heat?  Usually (what I remember, anyway) it would stay hot for 2-3 days, then back to normal.  And it seemed that the humidity stilled stayed low, so it was tolerable for a short time.

Stay hydrated and out of the sun...that's hard to do when you have to do everyday things, but do take it easy, 100+ heat is nothing to sneeze at.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 03, 2017, 11:21:31 AM
That sounds really tough.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 03, 2017, 11:47:42 AM

Hi, Nancy and Sara!

I managed to go back to sleep for a couple hours.  The air conditioner I have is
in the bedroom. Too bad there's nothing to do in there all day!

It's 10:30 now and 100°.

I looked up San Francisco -- it's 78° at 10:30am.  They're supposed to have highs in the 70's all week now.
Maybe I should go up there, it was supposed to cool down today, if you call 92° cool, but as I said, it's already
100°.

I also looked up where I'm from in New York State, the Mohawk Valley. They're having rain and the high will be 57° today.
I'd be so happy there right now.

Nancy, you mentioned the humidity. It was low enough early last week, but we're getting humidity from some tropical storm
around Mexico.  We even had some brief rain on Thursday evening and the weather page says early evening possibility today.
The only good thing about that is that we can always use rain and maybe it'll help with that fire.

I have been drinking a lot of water.  I went to a movie yesterday afternoon. They opened up so that people didn't have to wait
outside in the heat, so I spent over 2 1/2 hours in the lovely air conditioned theater. Movie was good, too, guess I'll go review
it on the movie thread.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 03, 2017, 12:38:13 PM
You need to watch DVDs in your bedroom! But seriously, must be so unpleasant. I wouldn't mind swapping for one day though. It's rained all day and only 14° /57°. Better tomorrow - September's a nice month usually.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 03, 2017, 02:50:34 PM
It's rained all day and only 14° /57°.

I also looked up where I'm from in New York State, the Mohawk Valley. They're having rain and the high will be 57° today.

I always said that where I'm from in New York State resembles Britain quite a bit!   ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 03, 2017, 03:08:39 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 03, 2017, 03:35:44 PM
with  temps like that, it's a good thing that California had a wet winter, and is no longer under a drought emergency.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 04, 2017, 07:35:56 AM
Come to think of it, I guess Melania did write
a book about herself already:

LOL
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 04, 2017, 07:36:47 AM
The stilettos are bad, even when you're just sitting down, but women make it seem like it's easy to wear them. 

Indeed.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 05, 2017, 06:25:28 AM
Besides Irma, there is also another storm brewing in the Gulf...we can't take any more  :'(





800 AM EDT Tue Sep 5 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Irma, located a couple hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands.

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure
located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands
are gradually becoming better organized.  Conditions appear
conducive for continued development of this system.  There is a
high likelihood that a tropical depression or tropical storm will
form within the next day or two while the disturbance moves
west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. A trough of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of
Mexico is producing numerous showers and thunderstorms.
Environmental conditions are conducive for gradual development, and
this system is likely to become a tropical depression during the
next couple of days while it meanders over the southwestern Gulf of
Mexico. Regardless of development, heavy rains associated with this
disturbance are likely over portions of eastern Mexico during the
remainder of the week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.



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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 05, 2017, 08:09:53 AM

Jeeeeez...

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 05, 2017, 03:52:56 PM
Unfortunately, this is the very height of hurricane season. After a couple of weeks it will start to diminish.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 05, 2017, 04:27:30 PM
I don't mean to "doom" anyone, but I hope that  if Irma has to  hit the US,  it goes up the east coast, and stays out of the gulf.

Texas can't take another hit.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 05, 2017, 04:33:55 PM

Right.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 05, 2017, 04:50:38 PM
I don't mean to "doom" anyone, but I hope that  if Irma has to  hit the US,  it goes up the east coast, and stays out of the gulf.

Texas can't take another hit.

Agree. Louisiana neither.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2017, 06:01:23 PM
I don't mean to "doom" anyone, but I hope that  if Irma has to  hit the US,  it goes up the east coast, and stays out of the gulf.

Texas can't take another hit.

But neither can Florida.

Need your thoughts and prayers for Joshua (my younger son) who has been deployed to Puerto Rico (he is in the Coast Guard) and is going to be there where Hurricane Irma (185 mph sustained winds/gusts to 225 mph ) is due to hit head on come Thursday.

He is not with my DIL and two grandchildren who live in Clearwater, FL (west of Tampa, FL) and are 90 % sure they are going to have to evacuate. He is not there to secure his home and all his friends are either deployed or are trying to get their own homes secured, and not there to to make sure his family is safely evacuated. Please pray!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 05, 2017, 07:41:10 PM
Definitely, Linda.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2017, 08:44:52 PM
Thanks, so much, Fritz!! :-* ♥
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 06, 2017, 03:46:43 AM

We will pray for all people in Florida but especially for your family, Lita.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2017, 06:07:39 AM
Oh Linda, thoughts and prayers ongoing for your son and his family, and everyone in harm's way, I'm sure it's so hard on him not to be there!  Does the family have a place in mind to evacuate to?  It's not much comfort, but at least the warnings came early enough for people to make arrangements.


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Wed Sep 6 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Irma, located over the northern Leeward Islands, on Tropical Storm
Jose, located over the central Atlantic Ocean, and on Tropical Storm
Katia, located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

&&

Public Advisories on Katia are issued under WMO header
WTNT33 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT3.
Forecast/Advisories on Katia are issued under WMO header
WTNT23 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMAT3.
(http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/xgtwo/two_atl_5d0.png)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 06, 2017, 03:42:03 PM
What?  This is the first I heard of  Katia!   Where the hell did that one come  from?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2017, 04:51:15 PM
We will pray for all people in Florida but especially for your family, Lita.

Thanks so much, Ingy!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2017, 04:54:36 PM
What?  This is the first I heard of  Katia!   Where the hell did that one come  from?

It formed up from a low sitting off the Mexico coast.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2017, 04:57:48 PM
Oh Linda, thoughts and prayers ongoing for your son and his family, and everyone in harm's way, I'm sure it's so hard on him not to be there!  Does the family have a place in mind to evacuate to?  It's not much comfort, but at least the warnings came early enough for people to make arrangements.


The problem is, she is not one to take charge, so she was trying to find friends to caravan with, but they have all decided to stay, and Josh doesn't want her to. She always relies on Josh and with him not there, it is a problem. If he got moved to South America, he cannot even stay in contact with her.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
That's an awful position to be in.  I wonder why the friends are staying?  Maybe that area hasn't been told to evacuate?  I checked weather.com for the next 10 days in Clearwater, and there are rain chances up to 90% , but the winds are showing to be at 35 mph and mostly much less.  I guess that's all subject to change.

When the path of Harvey was still be predicted, I tried to figure out exactly what I would do if the storm made it so far inland as to hit Austin.  I think if the predictions are as dire as Irma, and I had the time, I would pack up the car, dogs and Emmett and a few precious things and just drive north.  But it's always easy to say what you would do, or what you would have done, but until you're in the situation you just don't know.

Still praying...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2017, 05:57:20 PM
Thanks so much, Nancy. If it stays to the east, then I think they will be OK. If it shifts more west, they won't. The biggest problem is that the breadth of the storm is wider than the peninsula of Florida.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2017, 06:01:24 PM
Praying for you too   :(  nothing worse than worrying about your kids...not to mention the problem with your knee...enough is enough, already! 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2017, 06:48:00 PM
Very true, Nancy!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 07, 2017, 10:07:33 AM

Prayers to you and your family Linda.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BlueAmber63 on September 07, 2017, 03:09:37 PM
Thinking of you and praying hard for you and your family Linda.

Try and let us know how things are going....though I understand
this could be difficult.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 07, 2017, 05:18:12 PM
North Carolina has declared a state of emergency due to Irma.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 07, 2017, 06:54:18 PM
The people where I used to go for Thanksgiving are now living near Wilmington NC, so not far from the coast. His wife is stocked up with emergency provisions, including a manual can opener, which they didn't have before.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2017, 07:39:43 PM
Thanks so much, Lyle. ♥
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2017, 07:42:42 PM
Thinking of you and praying hard for you and your family Linda.

Try and let us know how things are going....though I understand
this could be difficult.

Thanks so much Sue!! :-*

Joshua is still in Puerto Rico and Marleen and the kids have decided to stay in Clearwater, but I am worried since the storm is drifting west. Clearwater is on the west coast of Florida right next to Tampa.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 07, 2017, 07:53:55 PM
The latest map has the eyewall hitting Miami and heading straight up the peninsula.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 07, 2017, 07:57:30 PM
Yes,  I saw a report that said it will hit the coast of Florida, then up the coast and make landfall again  in South Carolina.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2017, 09:27:45 PM
This is what Josh's crew and the other USGS crews are doing out of Puerto Rico.

#USCG crews from #PuertoRico and #Clearwater have been conducting #Irma damage assessments throughout the day. Here's footage one of our crews captured of St. Thomas.

https://www.facebook.com/USCoastGuardSoutheast/videos/10155438365126013/

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 08, 2017, 11:48:11 AM
Bless them and all their companions.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 08, 2017, 06:44:26 PM
NYT website has Irma going straight up Florida, and now even parts of Georgia are under watches.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 08, 2017, 10:50:21 PM
Bless them and all their companions.



Thanks Fritz!! ♥
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 08, 2017, 10:56:08 PM
NYT website has Irma going straight up Florida, and now even parts of Georgia are under watches.

Unfortunately, the worst part, the eye and the eyewall looks like it is going to follow the west coast of FL right over Clearwater where DIL and grandkids are. Josh has no clue when he will get home, and knows he will lose contact with them after the storm passes. I talked to him tonight and he is beside himself with worry. Please think of them all.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 09, 2017, 12:10:13 AM
((((Linda))))
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 09, 2017, 11:15:32 AM
((((Linda))))

Ditto ditto ditto.

If it is any comfort, try to keep in mind, though a dreadful situation, most all will come out of it.

When we hear on the news that people are told to evacuate, in our minds it seems so simple and logical.
Last night I was thinking if I was told to evacuate...I wondered where would I go? What would I do in my
place if I thought much of it could get wet at the least. What would I bring? What what what? It was mind
boggling the more I thought about it and I don't even have to do it. The entire state of Florida is going
through this!


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 09, 2017, 11:40:57 AM

"This is the first time on record that the Atlantic has had two hurricanes (Irma and Jose) with winds of more than 150 mph at the same time," according to the National Weather Service.

Not to mention the third, Katia, that had just made landfall in Mexico.
And Mexico just had that 8.1 earthquake.

Also, remember, Trump's budget proposals cut funding to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), NWS (National Weather Service) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), by as much as 20%.

 

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 09, 2017, 12:09:54 PM
No doubt this will make disasters go away.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 09, 2017, 12:10:29 PM

There's also a lot of stories about Trump pocketing 17 million dollars from insurance companies
for non-existent hurricane damage at his Mar-a-Lago residence from previous hurricanes.

There's a surprise.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 09, 2017, 12:26:47 PM
I hope he'd be scrutinized more closely if he tries to pull the same trick this time.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 09, 2017, 12:31:03 PM
I guess he can forget the current listing price of $16.9m....

 

Hurricane Irma slams into President Trump's $17-million Caribbean vacation home

...One of the causalities has been President Donald Trump’s vacation home, Le Chateau des Palmiers on the island of St. Martin.

While the extent of the damage is not known, officials that control the side of the island where Trump’s beachfront property is located, told the Washington Post that the territory suffered widespread destruction.

“We know that the four most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed, which means that more rustic structures have probably been completely or partially destroyed,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomba told AFP.

The 11-bedroom compound is currently for sale, listed at $16.9 million – $2.8 million less than Trump purchased it for in 2013. 

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 09, 2017, 02:46:58 PM
He'll use government funds to fix it up, and no one will stop him.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2017, 12:13:14 PM

Any word on your daughter in law, Linda?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2017, 12:24:03 PM

An interesting thing I never heard previously. I saw pictures of people putting all of their lawn and patio
furniture, and grills and such, too, even a doghouse, "into" the swimming pools to submerge them so it
wouldn't fly around during the hurricane winds. Makes perfect sense, I just never heard about doing that
before. It's not necessarily recommended if you don't have to, though, as the pool can be chipped and
pool chemicals can harm the furniture. But you have to do what you have to do. I can't imagine the
stress of all this.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2017, 12:30:38 PM
Mark (Ennis del Mark) in Lake City told me he can be flooded depending where Irma is going.
It'll be a long day today for Florida residents as Irma makes her appearance.

As welcome as it would be for a hurricane to miss where one is, the stress and buildup of the
possibilities for days must be just as bad in ways. Tornadoes and earthquakes just catch you
off guard. They happen without the buildup of news coverage and possible preparation.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2017, 02:10:55 PM
Any word on your daughter in law, Linda?

They still have power and the winds are not really high yet, but the storm is still south of them.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2017, 02:11:36 PM
An interesting thing I never heard previously. I saw pictures of people putting all of their lawn and patio
furniture, and grills and such, too, even a doghouse, "into" the swimming pools to submerge them so it
wouldn't fly around during the hurricane winds. Makes perfect sense, I just never heard about doing that
before. It's not necessarily recommended if you don't have to, though, as the pool can be chipped and
pool chemicals can harm the furniture. But you have to do what you have to do. I can't imagine the
stress of all this.



Yes, the stress is enormous.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
Mark (Ennis del Mark) in Lake City told me he can be flooded depending where Irma is going.
It'll be a long day today for Florida residents as Irma makes her appearance.

As welcome as it would be for a hurricane to miss where one is, the stress and buildup of the
possibilities for days must be just as bad in ways. Tornadoes and earthquakes just catch you
off guard. They happen without the buildup of news coverage and possible preparation.



Well, on top of the destructive winds and storm surge, they do have to deal with tornadoes being spawned by the hurricane. They have already seen 3 on the radar from Irma.  The hurricane winds flatten the buildings, the tornadoes twist everything around. (Rick was a property Insurance Adjuster and would show  me pictures of the difference).
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 10, 2017, 02:27:16 PM

Thanks, Linda!

It'll be a relief to all when the hurricane moves out at last. Everyone's really just
stagnant until it is gone.

Fortunately so far, Jose seems on a track to veer away from land and let's hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2017, 05:41:12 PM
Hoping that everyone is ok!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2017, 05:51:42 PM
Thanks, Linda!

It'll be a relief to all when the hurricane moves out at last. Everyone's really just
stagnant until it is gone.

Fortunately so far, Jose seems on a track to veer away from land and let's hope it stays that way.


DEFINITELY, Lyle!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 11, 2017, 01:20:02 AM

(((Linda and family)))

(((Mark)))

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2017, 05:25:24 PM
 We heard from Marleen today. Still no electricity, but they came though just fine. Part of their fence blew down but the house stood just fine. No damage on it. LOTS of debris and blown down trees. A house down the street burned down. Not sure how.

The kids are outside playing and and glad to still be out of school. I am all kinds of relieved.

I really want to thank everyone who worried with me and sent so many thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2017, 05:32:37 PM
Fantastic!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2017, 05:38:39 PM
Yay!!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 11, 2017, 06:29:02 PM
Linda, I'm so happy to hear they're ok and there's no damage to the house. 

I never would have posted this before I got news from you, but I had to stop watching CNN.  They were treating this catastrophe (I guess I better get used to the fact that they treat ALL human suffering stories this way) strictly for ratings, no one on the ground or in the studio cared one thing about the people in harm's way.  They wanted the worst of the worst things to happen, it was stunningly cold and heartless - that's what I heard, anyway.

Listening to Chris Cuomo reminded me of election night, when CNN was stunned by the incoming returns, and practically crying when more states came in for trump. 

He would give the wind speed, then say "but that is NOTHING like what is coming."  He said that every few minutes, and all the others did the same.  They were praying for the most destruction, the biggest flood, the most loss of life...so they could say they were there to cover it.  All the reporters were outside in wind and rain so viewers could see how brave they were, how seriously they took their jobs.  I thought how they handled it was diabolical.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 11, 2017, 06:33:32 PM
Thanks so much, Nancy. ♥

Yes, I quit watching after awhile as well, Nancy. They all were so disappointed that Irma did not wipe Florida off the map. No sympathy for those who did lose everything.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 12, 2017, 12:47:09 AM

Yay! What a big relief. I'm very glad.

 :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 12, 2017, 01:00:39 AM
Linda, I'm so relieved for you and the family. Have you heard from Josh?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 12, 2017, 10:48:37 AM

Good news, Linda!

___

Reporters standing outside in hurricanes is so ridiculous to me.  What is the point?  If it is, as Nancy said:

All the reporters were outside in wind and rain so viewers could see how brave they were, how seriously they took their jobs.  I thought how they handled it was diabolical.


That is such a ridiculous and dangerous thing to be doing.  Seth Meyers showed a compilation of these reporters
standing out in the terrible weather and all of them pointing out some people in it and saying. "They should not be
out in this weather."  The more clips, the more ridiculous they all looked. After the last clip of "These people should
not be out in this weather," Seth pauses, looks into the camera and shouts, "NEITHER SHOULD YOU!"

It's all grandstanding.


Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 12, 2017, 04:53:20 PM
Linda, I'm so relieved for you and the family. Have you heard from Josh?

No, I don't expect to and neither does Marleen. When he is deployed, he is silent as his location and what they do are classified.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 18, 2017, 01:38:47 AM

That makes sense.

Just tell us when his mission is over and when you'll have heard back from him.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on September 18, 2017, 09:05:20 AM
Yes, has he been in contact with his family yet?  There must be something in place to keep them informed, even if the information passed to them is "covert".  Bless all of them who choose to serve.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 18, 2017, 07:57:27 PM
I am sorry ya'll, I have just been dealing with some health issues and have been back and forth to the doctor. Any outside errands and doctor appointments just wear me out, so that when I get home I hit the bed. Josh made it home a couple of days ago. He is very glad to be home and has some down time so he can  take care of the issues with the fence and the pool and check the rest of the house to make sure there are no damages.

I apologize for not posting sooner. :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 19, 2017, 01:38:07 AM

I'm relieved.

 ;)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 19, 2017, 09:33:51 AM

Thanks, Linda!

No apologies needed!
____

I know what you mean about Doctor visiting. It's a tiresome chore and once you go
for one thing it seems like you have to keep on going for stretches, so you don't want
to.  I have an appointment mid-morning today and there was no reason not to sleep
as normal and yet I kept waking up and tossing and turning (really for no reason)
and finally am up dreading the trip. That's why I usually like to make trips in the
afternoon, but can't in this case. I wonder at why this happens as it makes no sense.
This appointment isn't even really necessary, it's just a follow up--so they can get an
extra appointmernt out of you. Heh! (That's the good news.)

Anyway, just commiserating with you and hope all is on a smooth path for you and your
family.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2017, 03:08:48 PM
Just realizing now, we have both Hurricanes José and María in the Atlantic at the same time!

But this is not an El Niño year.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 19, 2017, 04:48:49 PM
Just realizing now, we have both Hurricanes José and María in the Atlantic at the same time!

Now where's Jesus?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 19, 2017, 05:04:05 PM
Now where's Jesus?

Well, this is NOT an El Niño year!  ;D

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2017, 06:16:43 PM
Heavy rains just started in  my area, and some winds, but nothing major.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 20, 2017, 12:53:20 AM
Well, this is NOT an El Niño year!  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on September 20, 2017, 07:32:58 AM
And now this terrible earthquake in Mexico. :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 20, 2017, 10:33:27 AM

The second in ten days!

And - to the very day - 32 years after the horrible e.q. in Sept. 1985.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on September 27, 2017, 11:19:41 AM

I don't recall a September in which much of the East Coast's temperatures were in the 80's & 90's. Am I incorrect?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2017, 02:00:09 PM
It can happen, but it's not very common. Especially after all the mild temps earlier this month.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2017, 03:59:07 PM
We're already in the high 60's for highs and the high 40's for lows here in Albuquerque. Don't know if it is going to last, but this is early for these temps. Also snow in the mountains forecast as well.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 18, 2017, 12:20:44 PM

I don't know if this is phenomena or just usual. We had extremely high temperatures toward the last week of October.
You may recall, the hottest World Series game ever. Then for about three weeks we've had mild temperatures, even
below normal for a change, lower 70's...though it felt a lot warmer. Now I see that next Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday the current forecast is supposed to be at 90°.  WTF?  I do recall many warm Thanksgiving days here, but that
warm? I always notice that if the east is having cold weather, we have hot, so I'm always glad to hear the weather
people talk about a warm winter for the east coast. Hope that'll be the case this year! As for Thanksgiving, since it's
going to be hot here, I wasn't surprised to see this weather headline: Thanksgiving Outlook: Cold to Blast Northeast.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on November 18, 2017, 12:31:52 PM
90 for LA?  And I thought 85 yesterday was bad in Austin - and it was.  Do you like the heat, or are you a 4-season kinda guy?

Growing up outside Philadelphia, it's just not natural to me to be running the AC in mid-November, but I had it on last night and today, mostly to take the humidity out of the air.  We're supposed to get a "cold front" tonight, but it will only last for a few days, then hot again.  I think I might have said this once or twice (maybe 1000 times) I can't WAIT to get out of this state!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on November 18, 2017, 01:33:04 PM

LOL, I don't like it when the temperature goes above 70°.  Plus, since we have so few weeks of cooler
weather, it also irritates me when the temps during those times is above average.

Yes, I guess I do like the 4 seasons. Los Angeles weather is a bit schizophrenic. It can be really hot almost
any day of the entire year.  Christmas? I remember some very very warm ones. You could have Christmas
dinner outside. Other years? It can be quite cold and rainy. You couldn't count on the weather either way.
The only difference is that if it is really warm in December or January, at least sunset is early and it doesn't
linger on late into the evening, so it doesn't seem as bad. There's that.

Growing up outside Philadelphia, it's just not natural to me to be running the AC in mid-November,

As for your quote above, when I got a portable air conditioner at one time and was reading the instruction
manual I just laughed and laughed when it talked about how to store it away for the winter. Store it? I often
use it during the winter months.

I rarely use my stove's oven to cook from May - October/November. It's not worth heating up the whole apartment.
I'll use the microwave or crockpot or, for pizza, the Presto Pizza Pizzazz appliance that let's you cook a pizza without
heating up the whole place. (Although it just broke last month after I had it for 10 - 15 years. I actually did use the
oven last night to cook a pizza.)

Right now I'm supposed to be making and baking a dessert for a little pre-Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow that I and
some friends are getting together for. Anyone ever remember a product that Betty Crocker used to have in a box, like
a cake mix, called Date Bars? It was easy assembly from what was provided in the box. I believe you had to add a couple
things. They discontinued it, probably over 10 years ago, maybe 15-20. I remember at one point I was looking for it and
then I emailed them asking where I could find it and they reported the bad news back to me that they'd discontinued it
after such a long time. But, they included a recipe for how I could make "a very similar", they wrote, version myself.

Besides the convenience, the biggest difference is the date filling where I have to buy the dates which are like $5 a pound,
instead of their date filling mix, which I wonder what it was now. But, I love these, so I'm making them today.

Here's a 1957 image of the original product:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7094/7386198408_ceda000f38_b.jpg)


I better get started!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on November 18, 2017, 02:47:58 PM
I think I do remember these, but I thought they were homemade, not from a box.  When you see them in a Christmas cookie tin, they just look like homemade...I'm going to look up that recipe, too.

And, much as it's anathema, I'm going to make fruitcake next weekend.  I have a recipe from my old 1976 Betty Crocker cookbook.  I make a few changes to try to make it lighter, and I leave out the green things  ??? .  I soak it in good whiskey for 2-3 weeks and that helps   :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on November 18, 2017, 02:51:14 PM
Is this the recipe you're using, Lyle?  (Moving this to what in the world and recipe threads)


Ingredients

Date Filling
3 cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb)
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup granulated sugar


Bars
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups all-purpose* or whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps
1. In 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool 5 minutes.
2. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening.
3. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until well mixed. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and salt until crumbly. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows while warm.

(https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/29a8b6d9-15a1-4125-a6c7-f61cead5a739.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 18, 2017, 03:13:53 PM
Cold and rainy here for  NJ. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 18, 2017, 03:17:44 PM
And, much as it's anathema, I'm going to make fruitcake next weekend.

We don't have this for the holidays, my family has enough fruitcakes in it already.


:laugh:
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 18, 2017, 03:32:32 PM
We don't have this for the holidays, my family has enough fruitcakes in it already.


:laugh:

I think we may all have this issue, Chuck!! ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on November 18, 2017, 03:36:15 PM
We don't have this for the holidays, my family has enough fruitcakes in it already.


:laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I'll send you one, Chuck!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on November 18, 2017, 04:54:22 PM
I can remember quite a few 80° Christmases back in New Orleans. And some cold ones to, with temps near freezing.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 18, 2017, 07:02:41 PM
Same in San Antonio, Fritz. In my lifetime, the very first time that SA had snow for Christmas, was the year that Rick passed away, 2005.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 18, 2017, 07:03:58 PM
I love a rum raisin cake. It is heavy due to soaking it in rum, but it is not dry like fruit cake.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on November 19, 2017, 05:32:46 AM
The year we had snow for Christmas in New Orleans (actually more like sleet, but we'd take anything white) was the one before Katrina, 2004. We were actually on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at my sister and b-i-l's place (which was later destroyed by the storm) when it started, so we went on the deck and sang every snow-related song that we could think of. There was a little bit of snow still on my mother's roof when we got back to the city the next day. The bridges were all closed till shortly before we got back, because the city had no equipment for removing snow or salting the roads. But it was nice while it lasted!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on November 19, 2017, 10:47:54 AM
The year we had snow for Christmas in New Orleans (actually more like sleet, but we'd take anything white) was the one before Katrina, 2004. We were actually on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at my sister and b-i-l's place (which was later destroyed by the storm) when it started, so we went on the deck and sang every snow-related song that we could think of. There was a little bit of snow still on my mother's roof when we got back to the city the next day. The bridges were all closed till shortly before we got back, because the city had no equipment for removing snow or salting the roads. But it was nice while it lasted!



Yes, that was the way it was in San Antonio is well. They just closed down all the expressways.

Since it had never snowed in my lifetime on Christmas day, and Rick knew I loved snow so much, I always felt he sent it to me on that day. I know, strange, but it is something I have always felt in my heart.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 19, 2017, 03:15:31 PM
Rain stopped earlier today, and the sun was out, but very windy!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 09, 2017, 11:06:23 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4557/25068273098_057c81e546_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 09, 2017, 11:06:35 AM


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4551/25068273148_98997db864_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 09, 2017, 11:06:50 AM

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/25068273068_bab1d6262f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on December 09, 2017, 11:14:37 AM
Here it's about the same, just a little less accumulation, but slow and steady snow mix, though going back and forth between predominantly rain and predominantly snow. The temp is just a little above freezing.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on December 10, 2017, 09:52:36 AM
I posted pictures in the other thread of the snow in Austin on 12/7...gonna be 77* tomorrow  >:(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on December 10, 2017, 10:12:01 AM

We're going to be 15° warmer than average into Monday. In the low 80's.
And our average is higher than most of you get all winter!  67° - 68°!

I don't like it when we get screwed out of the cooler weather we're supposed to have.
And last year by this time we had several days of rain in Nov. and Dec.; this year nada.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 04, 2018, 01:19:45 AM

 :o :o :o

Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts - yesterday:



(http://img.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2018-01/winter-usa-schnee/wide__820x461__desktop)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 04, 2018, 11:36:10 AM
Hello!

posting from the 'Bomb Cyclone' or whatever it is they are calling this weather pattern.   Under blizzard  conditions here.  High winds, heavy snow falling, it started about 3am today.  It may go on until 7:00 - 10:00 tonight!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on January 04, 2018, 12:31:14 PM
Here, in New Hampshire, we're pretty blizzard-like.

The boss let us work from home, so I got an oil change and went to the supermarket.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b4/6e/fe/b46efe305fb23f576e6053327c973140--weather-warnings-clean-funnies.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 04, 2018, 01:09:48 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  It always kills me how many people will come to work bundled up with jackets and gloves when it dips below 60*...if it's also windy and below 60, they freak, "It's freezing out there!".....sheesh, Austin...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 04, 2018, 01:12:22 PM
Hello!

posting from the 'Bomb Cyclone' or whatever it is they are calling this weather pattern.   Under blizzard  conditions here.  High winds, heavy snow falling, it started about 3am today.  It may go on until 7:00 - 10:00 tonight!

WOW!!! Jeez!! Not what they called for originally, is it?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 04, 2018, 01:13:30 PM
Here, in New Hampshire, we're pretty blizzard-like.

The boss let us work from home, so I got an oil change and went to the supermarket.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b4/6e/fe/b46efe305fb23f576e6053327c973140--weather-warnings-clean-funnies.jpg)

Too funny!!! ;D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 04, 2018, 01:20:39 PM
oh my god, the Schuylkill is frozen! 

Frozen Schuylkill River
(https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/987*660/Frozen+Schuylkill+cold+snow+philadelphia+philly.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 04, 2018, 01:22:38 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

beautiful
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 04, 2018, 03:27:35 PM
WOW!!! Jeez!! Not what they called for originally, is it?

No, it isn't.

The snow is starting to taper off  now, so I ran out and cleaned off the car.  The winds are really gusting out there, so I wanted it clean before it froze over.

I was able to shovel all around the car,  and clean it off, so I have plenty of room to maneuver if I need  to go forward or back, just in case.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 07:26:58 AM

(http://img.zeit.de/zeit-magazin/leben/2017-12/winter-schnee-wintersport-ski-eis-fs-teaser/wide__633x356__desktop)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 15, 2018, 10:41:15 AM
 :o  Not something I would choose to do...
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 15, 2018, 10:42:47 AM
60s to 20s in less than 12 hours

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Central Texas from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. tomorrow. Up to a quarter inch of ice is possible, with accumulating sleet and snow on top of that. That means we could have major travel issues, not limited to bridges/overpasses, starting before sunrise tomorrow and lasting through the day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be mild, with highs in the upper 60s and a mix of sun and clouds. Changes will be coming quickly, though, as the powerful cold front arrives around bedtime tonight. Temperatures may drop 20 degrees in one hour as the front passes.

Overrunning moisture behind the front will generate light showers late this evening, quickly transitioning to freezing rain, sleet and snow overnight.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
:o  Not something I would choose to do...

 ;D

*agrees*
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 15, 2018, 10:50:53 AM
At least you could arrange some interesting, if temporary, hairdos.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 15, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
60s to 20s in less than 12 hours

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Central Texas from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. tomorrow. Up to a quarter inch of ice is possible, with accumulating sleet and snow on top of that. That means we could have major travel issues, not limited to bridges/overpasses, starting before sunrise tomorrow and lasting through the day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be mild, with highs in the upper 60s and a mix of sun and clouds. Changes will be coming quickly, though, as the powerful cold front arrives around bedtime tonight. Temperatures may drop 20 degrees in one hour as the front passes.

Overrunning moisture behind the front will generate light showers late this evening, quickly transitioning to freezing rain, sleet and snow overnight.


Ugh!  My geography is bad!  I'm assuming this is your area.   Do you have some supplies stored up, and are you able to just stay in and stay safe?
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 10:58:12 AM
At least you could arrange some interesting, if temporary, hairdos.

Sonja might be interested.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on January 15, 2018, 11:21:15 AM

Ugh!  My geography is bad!  I'm assuming this is your area.   Do you have some supplies stored up, and are you able to just stay in and stay safe?

Yes, I'm in Austin.  Just went to the grocery store for the important stuff: dog food.  I pretty much have everything I need.  Putting chicken and stuffing in the crock pot soon, and I'm off work, so I'll just stay in...I have several projects to do if I get bored.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 11:45:08 AM

I've always wanted to visit Austin.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 02:21:21 PM
I've always wanted to visit Austin.

I think you'd love it!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 02:23:09 PM

Then we'll go together.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 04:24:47 PM
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 15, 2018, 05:17:50 PM

It's a deal then!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 15, 2018, 06:53:27 PM
Winter storm coming my way,  Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.   Could leave us with up to 4 inches of snow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 06:55:13 PM
19° tonight with 15-20 mph sustained winds and a health alert for blowing dust through tomorrow night.

I'd much rather have the snow instead of the dust, but OH WELL!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 15, 2018, 06:57:28 PM
At present we're forecast to get 2" down here in northern Virginia.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 06:58:53 PM
I think I am going to move to the East Coast.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: gwyllion on January 15, 2018, 07:11:53 PM
I think I am going to move to the East Coast.

You say that now!

4 degrees on my way to work this morning.

A balmy 12 degrees now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 07:25:09 PM
Yeah, but I'll move to more temperate states like New Jersey or Virginia!! :D
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 15, 2018, 07:33:44 PM
Yeah!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 07:44:46 PM
They just closed I-25 between Pecos NM and Las Vegas NM due to black ice.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 15, 2018, 07:51:06 PM
That's quite a stretch.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 15, 2018, 08:18:35 PM
That's quite a stretch.



Yes it is! I looked at it on the map and it's a long stretch. Not sure what the truckers are going to do.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 20, 2018, 04:33:37 PM
We've got a brief stretch of mild weather now, but it will get colder again next week, still seasonable.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 20, 2018, 05:25:16 PM
Yeah, it's rather warm now.

:)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 29, 2018, 02:26:28 PM

It's warm here, too, today. A high of 87° expected.

WTF?

Remember all the talk of California ending its drought in one fell swoop last winter?
Well, this is why they never should have proclaimed "the drought is over."

Article today:

"Despite plenty of rain and snowfall last winter, which ended the state's five-year drought, it wasn’t enough to keep drought conditions from quickly coming back."

WELL DUH!  That's why I said drought restrictions should not be abandoned altogether.

"Over 53 percent of California is experiencing abnormally dry conditions, while just over 12 percent of the state is under moderate drought conditions, according to the United States Drought Monitor. “That is very worrisome for the region’s water supply and fire danger,” Andrews warned. Residents should be prepared to again cope with water restrictions, even minor ones."

Traditionally February is SoCal's wettest month. The forecast this year right now is NO RAIN.

“You can trace this multi-year drought back to 2011,” Andrews said. “That is very worrisome for the region’s water supply and fire danger,” he warned.

Persistent Dryness ‘Worrisome’ for Southern California as Drought, Water Supply Shortage Issues Loom
by Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
January 29, 2018

This season is turning out quite dry for Southern California and the majority of the southwestern United States.
This dry spell is threatening to become a prolonged drought. “There are growing worries for [the] water supply picture,
especially in California, but even over more of the Southwest,” warned AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews.


https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/persistent-issues/70003990 (https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/persistent-dryness-worrisome-for-southern-california-as-drought-water-supply-shortage-issues-loom/70003990)


I've been increasingly unhappy about this the last few years. Normally I could expect several days during the winter of nice cold weather and several rainy days. On average. The past few years, except last year, not only have we not had the rain, the temperatures have been way above normal. And normal is pretty warm considering the rest of the country. Today is supposed to be 18° above normal!  So when you can't even have the normal temperatures in the winter, you have only heat to contemplate all year and no relief. I mean, I had to turn on the air conditioner for two hours to cool my bedroom down before I went to bed last night. In January.   ???



Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 29, 2018, 02:31:39 PM
Yikes!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 29, 2018, 02:54:07 PM

That's my go to emotion lately:

Yikes!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 30, 2018, 01:14:40 AM

(http://md1.libe.com/photo/1090619-000_xk8u0.jpg?modified_at=1516877113&width=960)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 30, 2018, 01:15:28 AM

(http://cdn2-europe1.new2.ladmedia.fr/var/europe1/storage/images/europe1/societe/inondations-a-paris-une-situation-tres-differente-de-la-crue-de-1910-2760463/27370459-1-fre-FR/Inondations-a-Paris-Une-situation-tres-differente-de-la-crue-de-1910.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 30, 2018, 01:15:51 AM

(https://photos.lci.fr/images/1280/720/inondations-seine-paris-2018-crue-53e6f1-0@1x.jpeg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 30, 2018, 01:16:14 AM

(http://www.tuxboard.com/photos/2011/08/Video-Paris-inondations-aout-2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 30, 2018, 01:16:52 AM

(http://img.lemde.fr/2016/03/02/0/0/3500/2329/534/0/60/0/a2c61d0_31788-w5smfe.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 30, 2018, 07:23:40 AM
Bad news.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 30, 2018, 08:35:47 AM
damn
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on January 30, 2018, 10:10:13 AM

Yikes!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 31, 2018, 12:58:28 AM

And still no end in sight in Paris and here at the Rhine, it seems.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on January 31, 2018, 06:02:28 AM
Has the flooding along the Rhine forced anyone out of their homes yet?

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 31, 2018, 06:11:17 AM

Not that I heard of - in any case, not in our area here.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 31, 2018, 02:55:46 PM
And still no end in sight in Paris and here at the Rhine, it seems.

This is just terrible, Ingy. What a horrible situation for those affected by this.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on January 31, 2018, 04:06:12 PM

And it's happening all the time now, everywhere on the planet. It has become almost 'normality'.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on January 31, 2018, 04:20:27 PM
Unfortunately so very true. I often worry about what is going to be left for my grandkids.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on February 01, 2018, 01:11:02 PM

I recently remarked to someone that "weather" related stories used to be an
occasional feature on the nightly news programs. Now it is every day.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on February 01, 2018, 02:50:14 PM

*confirms* (in Europe too)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 01, 2018, 04:09:05 PM
I hope you get a dry spell soon, so this disaster can end!

We're getting a cold snap,  and are expecting rain and snow tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on February 02, 2018, 01:14:25 AM

Thanks, Chuckster. Even the worst can't last forever - that's what I always tell myself.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 20, 2018, 04:58:19 PM
NJ is hit with a heat wave.  Well.....sort of.

We were near 70 degrees today, and tomorrow will be a little over that amount.

However, I still have a gut feeling that we'll have  one more snow storm before winter is over.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on February 20, 2018, 05:41:39 PM
Austin was high 70s today and really humid, but a cold front is due and we won't get out of the 50s tomorrow, then back up, then back down  ::)

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 20, 2018, 09:21:25 PM
Yo-yo weather!  What fun!  not!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BlueAmber63 on March 01, 2018, 05:46:28 PM
The beast from Siberia has hit us all hard here in the UK.Blizzards for 2 days so far.Today has been 11 below . No trains...planes....or automobiles. Army going around to help get emergency service people (nurses..
doctors etc) to work. Parts of the country are completely cut off. Schools are closed.
Great Britain is closed.  :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 01, 2018, 05:47:59 PM
I heard about this on the news tonight. There is a big storm that is going to hit the Northeast coast Friday and into the weekend.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 01, 2018, 05:56:23 PM
The beast from Siberia has hit us all hard here in the UK.Blizzards for 2 days so far.Today has been 11 below . No trains...planes....or automobiles. Army going around to help get emergency service people (nurses..doctors etc) to work. Parts of the country are completely cut off. Schools are closed.
Great Britain is closed.  :(


I was watching the news at lunch, and this was the subject.   Hope everyone is ok!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 01, 2018, 05:57:23 PM
I heard about this on the news tonight. There is a big storm that is going to hit the Northeast coast Friday and into the weekend.


Yup, the rain is starting here now.  Tomorrow is supposed to be bad rains and wind gusts up to 50 mph.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 01, 2018, 06:23:23 PM

Yup, the rain is starting here now.  Tomorrow is supposed to be bad rains and wind gusts up to 50 mph.

Batten down the hatches! Try not to blow away!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BlueAmber63 on March 01, 2018, 06:55:06 PM

I was watching the news at lunch, and this was the subject.   Hope everyone is ok!!!

Nothing good ever comes from Russia !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 01, 2018, 06:56:37 PM
:laugh:
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2018, 09:12:28 AM
Did everyone get stocked up for the next few days?  Keep the portable charger close by.

Please be careful driving and stay inside if you can. 

'LIFE & DEATH' warning issued as nor'easter poses 'bomb cyclone' threat
Updated 10:52 AM ET, Fri March 2, 2018

(CNN)A nor'easter hammered the East Coast on Friday with a ferocious mix of howling winds, drenching rain, some snow and surging waves as it carried the threat of morphing into a "bomb cyclone."

"Take this storm seriously!" the National Weather Service in Boston warned via Twitter. "This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast, especially those ocean-exposed shorelines."

The blustery, wet barrage -- with about 80 million people in its path, including more than 22 million people under a coastal flood warning --was packing wind gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour and knocking out power, flooding neighborhoods and walloping homes up and down the Atlantic coast.

"We are already experiencing downed trees and limbs," Brockton, Massachusetts Mayor Bill Carpenter said mid-morning Friday on Twitter. "Be prepared for power outages, drive with care."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/weather-bomb-cyclone/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/weather-bomb-cyclone/index.html)

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 02, 2018, 09:15:16 AM
Wild and windy weather here, it's already gusted to 60 around here and may be up to 70 by afternoon, sustained winds 30-40, maybe getting up to 55 this afternoon.

Hoping that the power doesn't go out, but prepared if it does.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2018, 09:17:32 AM
Mandatory evacuations ordered for areas of Santa Barbara County
Mark Saunders
11:42 AM, Mar 1, 2018


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KGTV) - Portions of Santa Barbara County were given mandatory evacuation orders, ahead of an approaching storm and possible mudslides.

As of 12 p.m. Thursday, individuals near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn areas in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria were ordered to evacuate before 6 p.m.

A flash flood watch has been issued for areas of Santa Barbara County affected by the Thomas, Whittier, and Sherpa fires starting at 9 p.m. and lasting until 9 a.m. Friday.

The storm is expected to hit the Southern California region with moderate to heavy rainfall Thursday. Rains may generate mud and debris flows.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2018, 09:19:45 AM
Wild and windy weather here, it's already gusted to 60 around here and may be up to 70 by afternoon, sustained winds 30-40, maybe getting up to 55 this afternoon.

Hoping that the power doesn't go out, but prepared if it does.

Hurricane winds in March!  Glad to hear you're prepared, I knew you would be  :)
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2018, 02:50:23 PM
Checking in from the Nor'Easter.

So far, so good.   Lots of  snow falling, and heavy winds, but so far, so good.

Power flickered out at work, but it came back right away.   Left work early, got my taxes done, and now I'm home for the night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BlueAmber63 on March 02, 2018, 07:30:42 PM
Everywhere is frozen here in UK.
Any minute now I'm expecting a skinny woman to start shrieking out:

                                      " Let it go...Let it go-oo"

Plus the fact I think I'm going snow blind !!!!!!!!!!!


Keep safe everybody.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on March 08, 2018, 10:25:52 AM
excuse me, Saturday?  ???

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2018, 10:31:44 AM
Holy crap!  92!?!?!?!

Too soon for that!

We were hit by the Nor'easter here in NJ yesterday....snow started falling heavily yesterday at 12:30, and fell until about 9:30.  We had about 6 - 8 inches.

Temps are warmer today, and snow is melting now.  People are talking online that another Nor'easter is expected for Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on March 08, 2018, 11:23:23 AM
We might get something out of that system coming later in the weekend.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on March 26, 2018, 10:09:07 AM
Orange snow blankets parts of Russia

March 26, 2018
(CNN)Skiers and snowboarders were met with orange-tinted snow in Sochi, Russia, this weekend.

The usually powdery white snow turned colors due to a sandstorm that blew across the Sahara Desert in North Africa.
"We're skiing on Mars today," exclaimed one social media user as he skied down the slopes.

The sandstorm made its way through Greece up to Russia and was so big that it could actually be seen via NASA satellite imagery.


https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/25/world/orange-snow-russia-trnd/index.html (https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/25/world/orange-snow-russia-trnd/index.html)






Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: killersmom on March 30, 2018, 05:21:49 PM
ASTRONOMICAL FACT OF THE DAY. No more years with two blue moons until 2037.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 30, 2018, 05:32:09 PM
well  that's an interesting fact!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 02, 2018, 05:33:55 AM
Good morning everyone!

At the moment, I'm working from home.   We are getting a snowstorm right now.   It is falling hard, at a rate of 2 inches an hour.   Schools are closed and flights are cancelled.

However, they are saying it's a fast moving storm, and it should be out of hear by noon.  I'll make my way into work at that point.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on April 02, 2018, 06:02:44 AM
Snow in April!  I remember that happening in Philly, but it was decades ago, very unusual.  At least it won't last...then - spring!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 02, 2018, 04:02:19 PM
Yeah, snow is April doesn't happen often.

We ended up with about 6 inches of the white stuff, but the storm blew through by 10:30, and by noon the sun was out, so a lot of it has melted already.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 02, 2018, 04:12:58 PM
Good.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on April 02, 2018, 04:18:16 PM
Opening day at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to snow.

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/yankee-stadium-opening-day-postponed-due-to-snow-stantons-first-game-in-pinstripes-will-have-to-wait-one-more-day/

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 02, 2018, 04:25:08 PM
:laugh:
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on May 27, 2018, 04:41:12 AM
not exactly a phenomenon, just Austin in May *sigh*...now you know why I look forward to Christmas in July  :)

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Sara B on May 27, 2018, 04:50:23 AM
Wouldn’t like that! :(
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on May 27, 2018, 04:57:13 AM
Yes, it's pretty brutal.  I was shopping online and had a barbecue, chimney starter, wood chips and everything else I needed to cookout this week in the shopping cart...but then I started wondering if I would actually come home from work and cook outside if it was 102*...emptied the shopping cart  :( .  I used to barbecue a lot in California in the summer, but as I am reminded daily - this ain't California.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 27, 2018, 08:52:39 AM
I would become a recluse, never leaving the air conditioned house. 
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 02, 2018, 12:39:45 PM
Just another day in Austin  ;)

The Northeast US is sweltering under the worst heat wave of the year

(CNN)Nearly 60 million people across the Northeastern US are under a heat watch, warning or advisory from the National Weather Service as the worst heat wave of 2018 scorches the most populated region of the country.

Nearly 100 million people will see temperatures climb above 95 degrees Fahrenheit this week, with a majority of those residing in the eastern third of the nation.

Several high-temperature records have been set since the heat wave began over the Rockies and Midwest late last week, with Denver tying its all-time record high of 105˚ F on Thursday.

Excessive-heat warnings are posted for much of New York and New Jersey, where high temperatures and humidity "will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely," according to the National Weather Service.

Though the temperatures over the Northeast will not reach the extreme highs in Denver or over the weekend in the Central Plains, the duration of the heat will be significantly longer.

The Northeast will continue to face above-average temperatures until after the July 4 holiday, with only slight chances for afternoon storms as high pressure remains the dominant weather feature.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 02, 2018, 12:42:32 PM
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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 02, 2018, 01:48:57 PM
Yeah, it's a good reason to stay inside here in the DC area.

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 02, 2018, 02:52:16 PM

I always know the east is hot when we in SoCal are having mild temperatures for June.
Mild meaning high 70's or low 80's.  Yesterday it was 78°.  This year June was great.

It looks like today and tomorrow will be the last of the 70 degree high temps for the summer
and by the weekend we're supposed to have a couple 103° days. (World Series weather, heh!)
Then settle back down into the mid-eighties which is normal enough for July, though I don't like
it anyway.

Where I grew up in the middle of New York State, if we had any 90 degree weather it would be
rarer than it going below 40° in Los Angeles, but they've had several days in the 90's lately!

So, y'all take care of yourselves!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 02, 2018, 04:38:51 PM
We'll do our damndest!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 02, 2018, 05:19:35 PM
Yeah, I was a little worried last night....about 15 minutes before bed the lights began to flicker,  and I thought I was gonna lose power, but thankfully it came  back on, and my A/C lasted through the night.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 06, 2018, 01:15:39 PM
Are you guys still hot?

I was in Duarte yesterday at 109°.

L.A. is supposed to be 108° this afternoon. It's 99° at the moment.
The "record high" for this date was 94° in 1992. 14 degrees higher
than a record? Sheesh.

As I went to hit "Post" it clicked to 100°.  Please stop!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: fritzkep on July 06, 2018, 02:18:50 PM
It actually has cooled down a very little bit, after a brief rain shower this morning, it's nice and sunny, high 87, but dew point 74, uncomfortable still. Tomorrow should be less hot and humid, we hope!

Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 06, 2018, 04:18:12 PM
The heat has finally broken here!  The humidity is gone too!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: Lyle (Mooska) on July 07, 2018, 01:57:19 PM

Oh the humidity...  :D

My apartment got so hot yesterday afternoon that my smoke alarm went off.
A friend of mine's electricity went out yesterday afternoon and it's still not on now.
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: morrobay on July 07, 2018, 11:29:47 PM
 :laugh: :laugh:

The heat in LA is no laughing matter, though.  I searched for current outages...damn.

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Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 08, 2018, 09:19:24 AM
damn, that's a lot of people without power!
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: BlueAmber63 on October 27, 2018, 05:00:53 PM
We had snow today. It's too early for this !!!  :o
Title: Re: Weather phenomena
Post by: heavenonearth on October 27, 2018, 08:25:12 PM
We had snow today. It's too early for this !!!  :o

So did we!