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Re: Winter weather

Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:21 pm

That snow all went south of us, hitting as far north as Springfield, IL and I'm an hour or so north of there yet. We got a light dusting overnight is all.  Talked to a guy in the KC area who said they got around 5" and school was canceled. 
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Re: Winter weather

Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:19 am

On the 26th we had a high of 83F, I kid you not. Right now it's 21 with a chill index dropping it further to 13 degrees. I am really missing having my 200w GPU space heater in here  :P
 
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Re: Winter weather

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Re: Winter weather

Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:36 am

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OK, that's cold.

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Re: Winter weather

Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:25 pm

Let's hope they got to the airport early.  That's got to take at least 10 or 12 hours.
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Re: Winter weather

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:36 am

30 degrees F and freezing rain.

Not good..looks like I'm pretty much trapped indoors today.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:51 am

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30 degrees F and freezing rain.

Not good..looks like I'm pretty much trapped indoors today.

That is the WORST kind of weather, IMO. There is nothing nastier than rain when the temperature is in the 30F-35F range. IMO it's worse than 100F summer heatwaves, or -10F winter "polar vortexes".

(OK, tornadoes and hurricanes qualify as worse... but I'm talking about the kind of weather you're likely to experience regularly, not freak events.)
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Re: Winter weather

Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:05 am

About 6 to 8 inches of snow has pounded downtown Portland,OR.

(6.5" yesterday,and it's still falling this morning..)

It's a mess out there.

Haven't seen snow this deep since the Blizzard of 1996.
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Re: Winter weather

Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:08 am

AMD64Blondie wrote:
About 6 to 8 inches of snow has pounded downtown Portland,OR.

(6.5" yesterday,and it's still falling this morning..)

It's a mess out there.

Haven't seen snow this deep since the Blizzard of 1996.
(My fellow Oregon gerbils will hopefully remember that..)

That can make for a messy commute, but isn't blizzard taking it a bit far? That's a normal snowfall for any given winter storm in New England. Is snow that uncommon over there?
 
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Re: Winter weather

Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:21 am

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That can make for a messy commute, but isn't blizzard taking it a bit far? That's a normal snowfall for any given winter storm in New England. Is snow that uncommon over there?

In coastal PNW? Yes.
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Re: Winter weather

Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:17 pm

Wednesday afternoon update...13 inches of snow here in downtown Portland,OR.

15.5 inches in the West Hills area.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:59 pm

It was in the single digits a few days ago in DC, and tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 60s. There was also a dusting of snow here last weekend.


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I am still amazed by the 'smoke' forecast. Certain other cities I track for weather routinely have 'smoke' due to pollution. Is it worse to have 'smoke' at 5* F or 95* F?
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Re: Winter weather

Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:37 am

Winter weather my butt. It's 41F in lower Michigan and we're actually getting thunderstorms in January. :roll:
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Re: Winter weather

Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:43 am

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Re: Winter weather

Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:41 am

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Winter weather my butt. It's 41F in lower Michigan and we're actually getting thunderstorms in January. :roll:

It's 25F and drizzling here. I had a good 1/4" of ice on my car this morning.
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Re: Winter weather

Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:55 am

FireGryphon wrote:
It was in the single digits a few days ago in DC, and tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 60s. There was also a dusting of snow here last weekend.


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anotherengineer wrote:

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia? :o


I am still amazed by the 'smoke' forecast. Certain other cities I track for weather routinely have 'smoke' due to pollution. Is it worse to have 'smoke' at 5* F or 95* F?

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Re: Winter weather

Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50 pm

It's been snowing, lightly but steadily, for fourteen hours here now. Temperatures have hovered at or just above freezing. It's supposed to go back and forth between rain and snow, below and above freezing, through tomorrow's commute. I expect it to be a thorough disaster.

Already watched one guy attempt to come down the hill in a Mustang convertible earlier this evening. At least he had the sense of mind to realize he'd made a terrible mistake before he picked up too much speed, and swung it into a neighbor's driveway.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:55 pm

Chuckaluphagus wrote:
It's been snowing, lightly but steadily, for fourteen hours here now. Temperatures have hovered at or just above freezing. It's supposed to go back and forth between rain and snow, below and above freezing, through tomorrow's commute. I expect it to be a thorough disaster.

Already watched one guy attempt to come down the hill in a Mustang convertible earlier this evening. At least he had the sense of mind to realize he'd made a terrible mistake before he picked up too much speed, and swung it into a neighbor's driveway.

Ugh, that's the worst. Good for a nice sheet of ice that can last forever if it decides to stay below freezing afterward.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Well, the pleasant surprise that I woke up to this morning was that the freezing rain never happened - just more wet snow. Which weighs a ton, especially at the road edge where it's compressed by the plows and mixed with sand and salt, but I'll still take that over ice.

All told, we've gotten about 55 cm of snow since Thursday. Not the worst, but I wouldn't mind not having to shovel for a morning or two.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:17 pm

We didn't get nearly that much, but we had those basic same conditions last Wednesday. High of 33F (1C) and wet snow for hours on end. The next day it was 29F (-1C) and stayed, but the day after that it hit around 40F (5C). Total was around 4" (10-11cm, I think). Now it's all gone because the weekend was so warm.
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Re: Winter weather

Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:46 pm

Here in downtown Portland,OR...I've dealt with nearly 2 inches of rain in the past 24 hours.

It sucks.(Even worse,it's a cold rain-the kind that soaks in and chills you right down..)
 
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Re: Winter weather

Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Finally have some winter here in VT. Plow guy actually needed to plow.
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:25 am

We've had 54cm of snow this week. Snow banks are higher than people in some places.

Next week is all above freezing with temperatures of up to +7C. We're going to get a big melt and with all this snow covering drains and catch basins it is going to be a lot of flooding.
 
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:40 am

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We've had 54cm of snow this week. Snow banks are higher than people in some places.

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I was in Boston for the winter of 2015, with 275 cm over two months. I actually wince a little bit now when snow starts to fall.

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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:29 am

Hope we get some damn snow here in Rochester soon. Upstate NY hasn't been getting hit very hard this year. I just want to hoon around in the snow like a madman :(
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 am

I cooked on the grill last night. High of over 50 and a low in the upper 30s. Spring has sprung, but winter never really came.
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:49 pm

My Weber Kettle is still lying on its side by the deck after a big wind tossed it there about a month ago.
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Sunny and 70F this morning here on Oahu. Too bad the weather back in Chicago is actually tolerable this week, it takes some of the fun out of gloating. :wink:
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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm

Book 'em Danno. Murder one.

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Re: Winter weather

Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:09 pm

PGleo86 wrote:
Hope we get some damn snow here in Rochester soon. Upstate NY hasn't been getting hit very hard this year. I just want to hoon around in the snow like a madman :(



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