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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby lonewolf » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:29 am

Dunno why folks are continually surprised that weather/climate varies from locale to locale, year to year, decade to decade, century to century, millineum to millineum, eon to eon... always has, always will.. at least until the sun burns out.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:57 am

Fourth-largest snow event in Minneapolis history takes down the Metrodome roof. The Vikes/Giants game, already postponed to tomorrow night, now REALLY interesting.

I just want to see a picture from INSIDE that place.

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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Pego » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:18 am

200 miles east of HHH, we have a foot of snow on the ground. My roof is holding up so far 8-) .

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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:12 am

Looks like the Bears/Patriots game this afternoon in Chicago is going to be a beaut. 2-4 inches of snow, 30 mph winds, with gusts up to 50 mph. -4 degree windchills. Not exactly Bradyball weather...
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:38 am

Pic from inside the collapsed Metrodome.

http://yfrog.com/gzzp1tj


And video of the collapse from the inside. Wow

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news ... c-12-2010#
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:49 pm

Pego wrote:200 miles east of MMM, we have a foot of snow on the ground. My roof is holding up so far 8-) .


Just far enough south that the first part came as rain (only 4-5 inches?); had to travel to Milwaukee for a nephew's performance in Spamalot (enjoyed it), and decided to stay the night rather than risk driving back at midnight.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Dutra » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:52 pm

guru wrote:Looks like the Bears/Patriots game this afternoon in Chicago is going to be a beaut. 2-4 inches of snow, 30 mph winds, with gusts up to 50 mph. -4 degree windchills. Not exactly Bradyball weather...


Yep. Hindered him completely.

:lol:
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:35 pm

A few big IFS here:

IF the Giants had made it into Twin Cities on Saturday
and IF that roof had collapsed about 9 hours later than it did
and IF the game was going on at the end of the field where the huge cascade of ice/snow/water came down...
then multiple players very likely would have died. And probably large-scale panic in the stands as well.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:38 am

dukehjsteve wrote:A few big IFS here:

IF the Giants had made it into Twin Cities on Saturday
and IF that roof had collapsed about 9 hours later than it did
and IF the game was going on at the end of the field where the huge cascade of ice/snow/water came down...
then multiple players very likely would have died. And probably large-scale panic in the stands as well.


Looking at the video on the collapse, it was not a sudden, catastrophic event but started with some tears that leaked snow, followed by a bigger one that dumped a bunch on the field but not an avalanche. Probably the biggest risk was panic, plus what do you do with 60,000 people going out into that weather? The video did not go on for too long, so I do not know how rapidly it proceeded from there (since air holds it up, once a big leak develops I presume that it deflates. I thought that they worked to get the snow off of such domes; if they were not able to do so would they have held the game despite the risk?
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby donley2 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:12 am

Todays Dallas Fort Worth high 80 plus degrees. Areas just barely west of here projected to hit 87. Tad warm for first day of winter.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:16 am

26mi235 wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:A few big IFS here:

IF the Giants had made it into Twin Cities on Saturday
and IF that roof had collapsed about 9 hours later than it did
and IF the game was going on at the end of the field where the huge cascade of ice/snow/water came down...
then multiple players very likely would have died. And probably large-scale panic in the stands as well.


Looking at the video on the collapse, it was not a sudden, catastrophic event but started with some tears that leaked snow, followed by a bigger one that dumped a bunch on the field but not an avalanche. Probably the biggest risk was panic, plus what do you do with 60,000 people going out into that weather? The video did not go on for too long, so I do not know how rapidly it proceeded from there (since air holds it up, once a big leak develops I presume that it deflates. I thought that they worked to get the snow off of such domes; if they were not able to do so would they have held the game despite the risk?


High winds stopped them from getting the snow off.

I seriously doubt they would have played with all that snow still up there. It wasn't like they started the game in fine weather and then a Blizzard showed up.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby mike renfro » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:00 pm

Wellllllll, it has been raining for about 15 hours or so (the cat thinks it's been a lifetime, and from her point of view, probably close). Not too unusual at this time of year, but this is f**king San Diego. I want a refund :evil: I know, if you live where seasons happen, this would be considered balmy weather (its actually in the 60s). I am just spoiled. I really would have liked to see the lunar eclipse, but visibility, not so much. :(
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby lonewolf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:15 pm

Weather acts funny somewhere, every year.. i remember pulling cotton shirtless , temp in 90s F, on Dec 25, circa 1950-51 in Kiowa County, OK.... also remember -5 F one Xmas day in the late 30s-early 40s...
The only constant about weather is: It changes.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Satellite of the monster ripping through the Plains and Chicago today. Fortunately, we're(Cincinnati) not on the business end of the rain/snow line this time.


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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:54 am

Yes, it was quite a storm. About 3 feet, from drifts, just outside the front door. Even had big lightening bolts and 50 mile winds. Some fools went driving on Lake Shore Drive last night and hundreds were stuck in their cars all night.

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LSD last night.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi- ... otogallery
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby kuha » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:33 am

LSD, indeed: a really "bad trip."
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby jeremyp » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:33 am

How are you Aussies doing? Any news on that Cat 5 Cyclone? You guys have been hammered in the last year. Good luck mates.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:30 pm

kuha wrote:LSD, indeed: a really "bad trip."


Well there ain't no road just like it, anywhere I've found,
Runnin' south on Lake Shore Drive, headin' into town.
Just slippin' on by on L.S.D., Friday night trouble bound.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shore ... %28song%29
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby donley2 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:29 pm

School closed for a third straight day tomorrow for almost all of Dallas and Fort Worth. Hard for the ice to melt if the high temperature is 18 and its cloudy. Shoot,I don't remember missing three consecutive days of school growing up in southern Kansas where we had some pretty decent snow storms.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby lonewolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:57 pm

The biggest snow storm I have experienced was April 1957... don't remember the official inches but I was snowbound in motel in Greensburg, Ks for five days.
The longest cold spell was Alberta, Canada 1968-69, 62 consecutive days when temp did not rise above 0 F.. lowest overnight temp -70F......got up to -40 F the next day.... we suspended seismic operations ...I did not go outside that day...
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby donley2 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Day four of no school here. Received this email today which I considered a bit humorous. Found a copy of it online here http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/foru ... hread.aspx
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bad hammy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:31 pm

Falling ice injures five (one critical) at the home of Sunday's Super Bowl, Cowboys Stadium.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/of ... 27870.html
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:28 pm

71F here yesterday. After two weeks of intermitent sub-zero lows, it was heaven.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:56 pm

DrJay wrote:71F here yesterday. After two weeks of intermitent sub-zero lows, it was heaven.



Same story here - 59 and sunny. First time on the road bike since November.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby observer2 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:02 am

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minus 41.2 in Northern Sweden for two days now! Cooold..
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 pm

observer2 wrote:.

minus 41.2 in Northern Sweden for two days now! Cooold..


Does not matter C or F at the reading.

Wisconsin has been colder than average with only two brief episodes above freezing since the beginning of December but now we are getting an extended warm spell. I skied 10miles Sunday and then road bikes with my 8-year old on Monday, ran yesterday lightly-clad (for February), and took a hike with him this morning at Picnic Point. We had a huge snow pack that has covered the ground since the beginning of December but it might melt out substantially before turning cooler on the weekend (and the more ground that gets uncovered, the warmer it gets).
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Pego » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:40 pm

In 40 years of living in central Wisconsin, the coldest it has gotten was -35F (-37C).
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:13 pm

26mi235 wrote:
observer2 wrote:.

minus 41.2 in Northern Sweden for two days now! Cooold..


Does not matter C or F at the reading.


Maybe he was talking degrees Kelvin...Which would be mighty cold! :D
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Daisy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:41 pm

It's been so warm in WI that literally thousands of people have been outside cheering a Walker for two days. MJR would be proud. ;)
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby gh » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:52 pm

It was 75 on the SF Peninsula for Super Bowl Sunday; today there's snow on the foothills.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby SQUACKEE » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:44 am

59 a few days ago, this mornings run, 15 and very windy :(
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby tandfman » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:04 am

Pego wrote:In 40 years of living in central Wisconsin, the coldest it has gotten was -35F (-37C).

You call that living? :)
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby muckin 4on » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:14 am

Daisy wrote:It's been so warm in WI that literally thousands of people have been outside cheering a Walker for two days. MJR would be proud. ;)

Seems pretty toasty up there, so much so that your Walker has some of your legislators cooling off in other states. :P
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Pego » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:11 am

tandfman wrote:
Pego wrote:In 40 years of living in central Wisconsin, the coldest it has gotten was -35F (-37C).

You call that living? :)


We are supposed to get a foot of snow in the next 12-24 hours. Ufff. It has not started yet.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:07 pm

The storm track move slightly north so that we got some week snow/sleet followed by some cold (almost freezing) rain. Still, the ground had warmed up enough several days back that the stuff is not freezing on contact most places so it is just mushy. Also, the melt meant that you could push the stuff to the side with a hard shove and did not have to lift it most of the time. If it was all snow we would already have 6-9 inches; suspect that this will be the case for Pego with more to come.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby gh » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:51 am

San Francisco is rainy today, but Friday night/Saturday projected to get snow down to sea level for first time since '76 (and only about the 10th time in recorded history). Then a sunny Sunday, then back to rain Monday.

And I'll be at 5000 feet in Albuquerque, with higher temperatures and probably less snow!
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bad hammy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:54 pm

gh wrote:San Francisco is rainy today, but Friday night/Saturday projected to get snow down to sea level for first time since '76 (and only about the 10th time in recorded history). Then a sunny Sunday, then back to rain Monday.

And I'll be at 5000 feet in Albuquerque, with higher temperatures and probably less snow!

My house is at about 1200 feet and they are talking potentially six inches of snow. Having a big family gathering tomorrow- I may have to shuttle folks up the hill in my truck. This would definitely be a first for us . . .
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Daisy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:50 pm

bad hammy wrote:This would definitely be a first for us . . .

Here's some advice. Don't aim for the face with the snowballs, it wrecks the fun.

Here in Wisconsin we're in full thaw. It' almost like spring.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bad hammy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:47 am

bad hammy wrote:
gh wrote:San Francisco is rainy today, but Friday night/Saturday projected to get snow down to sea level for first time since '76 (and only about the 10th time in recorded history). Then a sunny Sunday, then back to rain Monday.

And I'll be at 5000 feet in Albuquerque, with higher temperatures and probably less snow!

My house is at about 1200 feet and they are talking potentially six inches of snow. Having a big family gathering tomorrow- I may have to shuttle folks up the hill in my truck. This would definitely be a first for us . . .

Oh so close, but just a bunch of chilly air. No rain, no snow. Water went south.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:17 pm

Daisy wrote:
bad hammy wrote:This would definitely be a first for us . . .

Here's some advice. Don't aim for the face with the snowballs, it wrecks the fun.

Here in Wisconsin we're in full thaw. It' almost like spring.


Not sure I would say spring, it has been in the teens all afternoon and snowing lightly but steadily the entire 2-hour hike in the Arb and since. There was also a fresh thin layer on Lake Wingra when I skied this morning.
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