Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?


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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.

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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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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Daisy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:20 am

26mi235 wrote:Not sure I would say spring

If I can be outside without gloves, that counts as spring. Call me an optimist :)
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:04 am

Daisy wrote:
26mi235 wrote:Not sure I would say spring

If I can be outside without gloves, that counts as spring. Call me an optimist :)


Maybe you can be outside without gloves (a few minutes does not count, neither does it if they are in pockets instead) -- not me. I did get to spend 4.5 hours skiing in parts of the Arb this weekend.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Daisy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:27 am

BREAKING NEWS:

Just saw my first snow drop this morning. And a Blue Jay!
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby gh » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:42 am

does a tornado warning on the San Francisco Peninsula count as acting funny?
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:05 pm

"Everybody funny. Now you funny, too."
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bad hammy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:50 pm

DrJay wrote:"Everybody funny. Now you funny, too."

Didn't know I was going to get a reference from my all-time favorite George Thorogood song when I came into this thread today . . .
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bad hammy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:17 pm

gh wrote:does a tornado warning on the San Francisco Peninsula count as acting funny?

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22nh5VglqkI
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:38 am

They cancelled my daughter's track meet today -- it is 33 and sleeting with wind chill of 22 and it does not feel that warm. I just checked my watch and it says that it is the second half of April -- time to get a new watch?
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Pego » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:16 pm

26mi235 wrote:They cancelled my daughter's track meet today -- it is 33 and sleeting with wind chill of 22 and it does not feel that warm. I just checked my watch and it says that it is the second half of April -- time to get a new watch?


This truly sucks. We are supposed to get 3-6'' of snow. The spring just doesn't want to arrive :twisted: :( .
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby guru » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:25 pm

Wrath of God-type rain here

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2011 ... hit-region

And it just keeps coming and coming. The Ohio River is already sitting just a couple feet below flood stage before this morning's 2+ inches, with even more due overnight tonight and tomorrow. Once this stuff hits upstream and starts flowing our way things will get mighty interesting downtown along the river.

As I said in another thread I picked a good year for a coaching sabbatical lol
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