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  • SylvanSylvan Posts: 2,696
    edited January 2014

    I hope all you folks are hanging in there?
    I read about the storms in America :(
    Here it's quite a warm day, about 8 degrees Celcius ><</p>

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    Oh my, it turns out it is the warmest january since 1901 here in the Netherlands!
    It was even 12 degrees outside lol

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  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 13,759
    edited December 1969

    Tuesday we are suppose to have a high of 1F and a low of -15F. -22F with the windchill

  • SlimerJSpudSlimerJSpud Posts: 1,453
    edited December 1969

    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 15,001
    edited January 2014

    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

    Umm...sorry, my Klingon transporter is on the fritz and I'm fresh out of transparent aluminum. Otherwise, I'd send you all the stuff in my driveway (think 1/4 mile long, at least 12' wide and 8" deep with some drifts up to 3'...for the amount of snow).

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  • fixmypcmikefixmypcmike Posts: 19,565
    edited December 1969

    mjc1016 said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

    Umm...sorry, my Klingon transporter is on the fritz and I'm fresh out of transparent aluminum. Otherwise, I'd send you all the stuff in my driveway (think 1/4 mile long, at least 12' wide and 8" deep with some drifts up to 3'...for the amount of snow).

    Your driveway is 1/4 mile long?

  • SlimerJSpudSlimerJSpud Posts: 1,453
    edited December 1969

    mjc1016 said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

    Umm...sorry, my Klingon transporter is on the fritz and I'm fresh out of transparent aluminum. Otherwise, I'd send you all the stuff in my driveway (think 1/4 mile long, at least 12' wide and 8" deep with some drifts up to 3'...for the amount of snow).

    Your driveway is 1/4 mile long?

    Well, lacking a transporter, I'd recommend a snow blower. No sense working yourself into a heart attack shoveling snow. It happens, sad but true. Take care, everybody.

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 15,001
    edited December 1969

    mjc1016 said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

    Umm...sorry, my Klingon transporter is on the fritz and I'm fresh out of transparent aluminum. Otherwise, I'd send you all the stuff in my driveway (think 1/4 mile long, at least 12' wide and 8" deep with some drifts up to 3'...for the amount of snow).

    Your driveway is 1/4 mile long?

    Well, lacking a transporter, I'd recommend a snow blower. No sense working yourself into a heart attack shoveling snow. It happens, sad but true. Take care, everybody.

    When it gets this bad, I just park out at the end of the driveway and hike out to the car...or not go anywhere for a couple of days.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited December 1969

    cosmo71 said:
    Byrdie said:
    Blizzard due to hit us here in Newfoundland sometime tomorrow, right now it's colder than we've seen it in years and there are rolling power outages. So if anybody doesn't hear from me for awhile, I'll be hunkering down to wait out the storm. Heaven only knows where we are going to put all this snow, got about four or five feet of it already in my yard from last week. I must say, Mother Nature has been very generous with the white stuff this year. Busy making up for all the green Christmases we've had over the past five or so years, I guess.

    Oh, and it is a lovely minus 20 right now, including the wind chill. That's -20 Farenheit, not Celsius. Brrrrr ......

    Where to put the snow? Obama should ask Putin if he needs some snow for the winter games :) there they haven`t much :) with trucks to a near harbor there on a ship and then to russia :) for money for sure.
    ..send it here to the Oregon Cascades we desperately need it.

    The ski areas here (who's income impacts the regional economy) are hurting for snow with the Mt hood recreational areas at only 29% of the normal snowpack for this time of year. This also does not bode well for the summer as such a light snowpack means tight water restrictions will be in the offering this summer. This not only impacts people the cities, but the farming areas east of the Cascades and in the Willamette valley as well resulting in higher prices at the market.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited December 1969

    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...


    ...checked the Green Bay weather for Sunday and the forecast high is supposed to be +2° (F) with a low of -20° (F). Kickoff is at 3:40 PM local time so by then it should be around 0° or colder (not taking into account any wind chill). Kaepernick is originally from Milwaukee so he should be used to it. Rodgers on the other hand is from Chico and coming off a fractured collarbone. Having suffered broken bones (ribs) myself in the past, cold weather tends to make those areas ache a lot (and here "cold" is 25°- 30°).

    ...a much as I hate to say it, look for a 49ers win in spite of the conditions, the Rodgers - Cobb connection, and the double barreled run attack of Lacy/Starks as GB has no pass rush with Matthews out so Colin will light up the anemic Green Bay secondary while Gore will do just that, "gore" Capers' paltry 3 - 4 defensive schemes.

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 13,759
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...


    ...checked the Green Bay weather for Sunday and the forecast high is supposed to be +2° (F) with a low of -20° (F). Kickoff is at 3:40 PM local time so by then it should be around 0° or colder (not taking into account any wind chill). Kaepernick is originally from Milwaukee so he should be used to it. Rodgers on the other hand is from Chico and coming off a fractured collarbone. Having suffered broken bones (ribs) myself in the past, cold weather tends to make those areas ache a lot (and here "cold" is 25°- 30°).

    ...a much as I hate to say it, look for a 49ers win in spite of the conditions, the Rodgers - Cobb connection, and the double barreled run attack of Lacy/Starks as GB has no pass rush with Matthews out so Colin will light up the anemic Green Bay secondary while Gore will do just that, "gore" Capers' paltry 3 - 4 defensive schemes.

    Go Bengals! Since Cleveland didn't make it. Gotta stick with the state teams until they are all gone

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 13,759
    edited January 2014

    They just changed our forecast a bit for Tue and Wed

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  • Kevin SandersonKevin Sanderson Posts: 1,643
    edited December 1969

    Forecasters are calling for another 6 inches to a foot of snow starting Saturday night into Sunday here in the Detroit area. Back into dangerous temperatures next week after a little break on Saturday. Brrrr!

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited January 2014

    Frank0314 said:
    Kyoto Kid said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...


    ...checked the Green Bay weather for Sunday and the forecast high is supposed to be +2° (F) with a low of -20° (F). Kickoff is at 3:40 PM local time so by then it should be around 0° or colder (not taking into account any wind chill). Kaepernick is originally from Milwaukee so he should be used to it. Rodgers on the other hand is from Chico and coming off a fractured collarbone. Having suffered broken bones (ribs) myself in the past, cold weather tends to make those areas ache a lot (and here "cold" is 25°- 30°).

    ...a much as I hate to say it, look for a 49ers win in spite of the conditions, the Rodgers - Cobb connection, and the double barreled run attack of Lacy/Starks as GB has no pass rush with Matthews out so Colin will light up the anemic Green Bay secondary while Gore will do just that, "gore" Capers' paltry 3 - 4 defensive schemes.

    Go Bengals! Since Cleveland didn't make it. Gotta stick with the state teams until they are all gone
    ...some wondered why I didn't pull for Michigan State in the Rose Bowl being that I'm from "Big Ten country" (Wisconsin). Well over the past few seasons Wisconsin fans have been treated rather poorly by their MSU rivals and that pretty much did it for me. Also, Wisky fans don't go about trashing their town when they win or lose like "Sparty" fans did after winning the Big Ten Championship over Ohio State back in November.

    Be classy, and I'll respect you. Act like idiots, and I'll ignore you.

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  • SlimerJSpudSlimerJSpud Posts: 1,453
    edited December 1969

    They're already using the 'D' word (drought) around here. We have a friendly saying out here in California for dealing with drought: "Save water. Shower with a friend." :lol:

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited December 1969

    ...not so used to it here in the realm of (normally) perpetual wet.


    This is the land of the "moss people".

  • icprncssicprncss Posts: 3,694
    edited December 1969

    mjc1016 said:
    Well, take heart folks. You may actually get to cheer over experiencing the fact that -40 is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Just throw in a little wind chill and I'm sure you'll get there. :lol:

    The 49ers-Packers game in Green Bay Sunday is sure to be an ice bowl. FYI: For future reference, the Nomex undergarments worn by race car drivers makes GREAT cold weather underwear. They're actually made to a US Mil Spec as pilot's anti-exposure garments.

    Out here in No. Cal, the projected high is 68F today, 70F tomorrow (ducks thrown objects). :coolsmile: OTOH, we are also coming off the driest year in ~150 years of weather records. If you folks could teleport some of that snow to the Sierra Nevada, we'd be eternally grateful...

    Umm...sorry, my Klingon transporter is on the fritz and I'm fresh out of transparent aluminum. Otherwise, I'd send you all the stuff in my driveway (think 1/4 mile long, at least 12' wide and 8" deep with some drifts up to 3'...for the amount of snow).

    Your driveway is 1/4 mile long?

    Well, lacking a transporter, I'd recommend a snow blower. No sense working yourself into a heart attack shoveling snow. It happens, sad but true. Take care, everybody.

    The heck with a snow thrower, I recommend a good plowing contractor. My main drive isn't quite 1/4 mile long but close. The contractor plows no later than 0600 if there's snow overnight and plows if there's more than 4 inches accumulation the rest of the time. It's not cheap but well worth it in the end.

  • cosmo71cosmo71 Posts: 3,609
    edited January 2014

    this evening they have explained in the news why it is so "warm" in europe but stormy. (tomorrow we could get up to 15°C in germany) It is because it is so cold in the US. We have a wavy stream at the northern hemisphere so the cold air from the US streams out to the atlantic and creates storms there and because of the general wavy stream europe lies on the south/east side of these storms and get the mild temperatures but stormy winds from the atlantic and that is also the reason why they in Britain get so much rain. 15°C in January :roll: last year we had lots of snow and down to -10°C but they also said that the Weather situation for the northern hemisphere will change in whole next week.

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  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,362
    edited January 2014

    Well, we knew it was coming but here it is:

    Yesterday at 4:30 PM the temperature was 36F (2C) with an icy rain here (Jamestown, NY). Now 29 hours later it's -8F (-22C). :-(

    Driveway was covered in snow that melted just enough to make a thick paste of slush which has now frozen like a greasy rock. The incline of the driveway is just enough that when it's slippery, getting up into the back parking area is iffy at best and sometimes downright undoable.

    Back in the day of wood and coal burning furnaces everybody had barrels of cinders that could be spread on icy driveways. Now almost everybody has natural gas furnaces so you have to buy salt and chemicals to melt the ice or just wait for the right moment to back down a failed attempt at the driveway passage. The trick is, you back straight across both lanes of the main road and get a running start to get up & over over the "hump" in the middle of the driveway, and then up over the little plateau into the parking area behind the house. Sometimes it takes three or four attempts, and when you're backing down the driveway you hope to hell that you can stop at the bottom before you slide into oncoming traffic. The cinders used to work much better.

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  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 15,001
    edited December 1969

    Well, we knew it was coming but here it is:

    Yesterday at 4:30 PM the temperature was 36F (2C) with an icy rain here (Jamestown, NY). Now 29 hours later it's -8F (-22C). :-(

    Driveway was covered in snow that melted just enough to make a thick paste of slush which has now frozen like a greasy rock. The incline of the driveway is just enough that when it's slippery, getting up into the back parking area is iffy at best and sometimes downright undoable.

    Back in the day of wood and coal burning furnaces everybody had barrels of cinders that could be spread on icy driveways. Now almost everybody has natural gas furnaces so you have to buy salt and chemicals to melt the ice or just wait for the right moment to back down a failed attempt at the driveway passage. The trick is, you back straight across both lanes of the main road and get a running start to get up & over over the "hump" in the middle of the driveway, and then up over the little plateau into the parking area behind the house. Sometimes it takes three or four attempts, and when you're backing down the driveway you hope to hell that you can stop at the bottom before you slide into oncoming traffic. The cinders used to work much better.


    Got you beat...53 F at 12:01 AM today...currently -2 F...and falling.

    Yeah...in 'snowy' areas, instead of paying to haul off the cinders, you kept them to use during the worst weather.

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,071
    edited December 1969

    We had 55 degrees here in NY City today, but it's going down to about 11 degrees tonight, and it's going to be very cold tomorrow (around 2 degrees) and Wednesday, but then should be back in the 40s the rest of the week and the beginning of next week. I heard on the radio a little while ago that tomorrow's temperature is going to be the lowest it's been here since the 19th century. ~brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr~ Guess I'll be sitting in the house all day.

    We only got about 4-6 inches here the other day, but a friend out in Suffolk County, Long Island had 12 inches. The rain washed a lot of it away, but with the temperature dropping so low, I have a feeling whatever patches of snow/water are going to be pure ice by the morning.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited December 1969

    ...right now it is -14° in my hometown of Milwaukee, -20 in the town where I went to college (Stevens Point), and -16° in Green Bay.


    ...and the coldest time there doesn't happen until about 06:00.

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,362
    edited January 2014

    Well, y'all got me beat. I guess livin' down heah in de south of Buffalo we-uns don't get nearly as cold as y'all do. It's a balmy -13F (-25C) down heah this moanin.

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  • Satira CapriccioSatira Capriccio Posts: 523
    edited December 1969

    This is a really good article (well the video) where Rutgers University's Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground's Jeff Masters explain the polar vortex jet stream and why when it meanders as it is now, the weather south of the arctic gets so bone chillingly cold. Which also explains why the weather can be unseasonably warm if you're in the area where the jet stream loops to the north rather than the south.

    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/video-simply-explains-the-polar-vortex-jet-stream-and-climate

    Based on the explanations in the video, it sounds like we can expect this to happen more frequently as the polar ice cap continues to melt. In a nutshell, as there is less ice mass, the jet stream slows down which allows it to began a lazy meandering which results in it looping south. As the jet stream loops south, it drags the cold arctic air south too.

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,071
    edited December 1969

    This is a really good article (well the video) where Rutgers University's Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground's Jeff Masters explain the polar vortex jet stream and why when it meanders as it is now, the weather south of the arctic gets so bone chillingly cold. Which also explains why the weather can be unseasonably warm if you're in the area where the jet stream loops to the north rather than the south.

    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/video-simply-explains-the-polar-vortex-jet-stream-and-climate

    Based on the explanations in the video, it sounds like we can expect this to happen more frequently as the polar ice cap continues to melt. In a nutshell, as there is less ice mass, the jet stream slows down which allows it to began a lazy meandering which results in it looping south. As the jet stream loops south, it drags the cold arctic air south too.


    Oh Joy! ~shakes head~
  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,817
    edited December 1969

    This is a really good article (well the video) where Rutgers University's Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground's Jeff Masters explain the polar vortex jet stream and why when it meanders as it is now, the weather south of the arctic gets so bone chillingly cold. Which also explains why the weather can be unseasonably warm if you're in the area where the jet stream loops to the north rather than the south.

    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/video-simply-explains-the-polar-vortex-jet-stream-and-climate

    Based on the explanations in the video, it sounds like we can expect this to happen more frequently as the polar ice cap continues to melt. In a nutshell, as there is less ice mass, the jet stream slows down which allows it to began a lazy meandering which results in it looping south. As the jet stream loops south, it drags the cold arctic air south too.


    ...Also explains the unusually dry and mild winter we are experiencing. As I already mentioned, the snowpack in the Oregon Cascades is something like one third of what it is supposed to be for this time of year. It's not just the ski resorts that are affected, but the rest of the region as well come summer since this is our major source for water.

    It also means bugs will be worse next summer as well due to the lack of a prolonged period of cold wet weather.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    edited December 1969

    here we go again. my first day to work after staycation dohhh

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  • icprncssicprncss Posts: 3,694
    edited December 1969

    It's winter in the Northeast. Were you expecting sunshine and tropical breezes? Just kidding. However, much as I'm not a big fan of snow, we do need the water.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    edited December 1969

    tropical martinis would be nice :)

    anyone haz blizzardy renders?

  • icprncssicprncss Posts: 3,694
    edited December 1969

    tropical martinis would be nice :)

    anyone haz blizzardy renders?

    No blizzard renders but I will see if I can find the paper umbrellas for the drinks.

    Make sure you have hat, scarf and gloves if you have to be out in the wind. Frostbitten ears, nose or fingers and/or fingers are painful.

    Stay warm and watch out for the giant killer penguins.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    edited January 2014

    icprncss said:
    tropical martinis would be nice :)

    anyone haz blizzardy renders?

    No blizzard renders but I will see if I can find the paper umbrellas for the drinks.

    Make sure you have hat, scarf and gloves if you have to be out in the wind. Frostbitten ears, nose or fingers and/or fingers are painful.

    Stay warm and watch out for the giant killer penguins.


    i was up at the bus stop about a couple hours ago. after 20 min was so cold gave up on the bus and cheesecake factory trip.
    fortuitously, the liquer store is near the bus stop. picked up some godiva chocolate to warm with cheers :)

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