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Thought we could start a little thread about the weather.

What's it like in your part of the world?

Also, any weather watchers out there? I'm interested in getting a small weather monitoring station (two in fact) and collecting the data on my Mac (one does not need wind or rain info). Most systems seem to have serial interfaces and blah blah blah. Any ideas?

 

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post #2 of 45
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What's it like in your part of the world?



Cold. Steam-Punk Goggles cold.

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Conditions as of 10:54 AM
Clear
Temperature: \t23°
Wind: \tWNW 17 mph (Gusts up to 30 mph)
Dew pointt2°
Pressuret30.11 in.
Wind chillt9°
Humidity: \t40%
Visibility: \t10.0 miles
Observed at: Northeast Philadelphia, PA
post #3 of 45
Single digits for me (not wind chill, that's below 0). Blowing snow all over. Sledding. The good thing is that the snow doesn't melt when it gets on you.
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Well lets see. Right now it's 22 degrees and we have more snow than we've had in since 1998! Some are saying this is the most snow for the area since 1968!

The University where I work was closed yesterday and I took today off. Also the school gives us over a week off paid starting tomorrow! So I'm not due back until the 5th. Right now it would be a little difficult to get out of my drive way any way. Last week wasn't fun since this snow has been around since the 14th and the school didn't close due to finals. Really unusual weather for around here when it's usually 40 and rainy. I'm sure it's much worse in other parts of the country but we're just not used to or equipped to deal with this. In my 55 years I've only seen 3 white Christmases. I was joking the other day about this being the way the next ice age starts. It just starts snowing and doesn't stop.

It's pretty but I've had enough now. Supposedly we'll be out of this by the weekend ( fingers crossed ).
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post #6 of 45
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Well lets see. Right now it's 22 degrees and we have more snow than we've had in since 1998! Some are saying this is the most snow for the area since 1968!

The University where I work was closed yesterday and I took today off. Also the school gives us over a week off paid starting tomorrow! So I'm not due back until the 5th. Right now it would be a little difficult to get out of my drive way any way. Last week wasn't fun since this snow has been around since the 14th and the school didn't close due to finals. Really unusual weather for around here when it's usually 40 and rainy. I'm sure it's much worse in other parts of the country but we're just not used to or equipped to deal with this. In my 55 years I've only seen 3 white Christmases. I was joking the other day about this being the way the next ice age starts. It just starts snowing and doesn't stop.

It's pretty but I've had enough now. Supposedly we'll be out of this by the weekend ( fingers crossed ).

Global Warming.
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post #7 of 45
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Please don't derail this thread, too.

 

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post #8 of 45
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Please don't derail this thread, too.

Really.
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post #9 of 45
Currently 50 outside with highs of 60 ish.

Wore shorts and t-shirt Christmas day.
post #10 of 45
I've been out of power for the last 30 hours. Had to stay in a hotel last night. The frig' is starting to stink so we'll have to toss a bunch of food.
post #11 of 45
It'll be 88 this afternoon... the low this morning is 77. The ocean water is 82 degrees. hmmmmm.... I think I'll go swimming. It'll be that way tomorrow too... and the next day... and the next day... and the next week... and the next month... heck, It'll be like that every day of the year.
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post #12 of 45
I went swimming too. At the pool in the hotel. I'm pricing out generators now. I live in a shit box of a city.\
post #13 of 45
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Global Warming.

This is a thread about weather. How about trying to grasp the difference between weather and climate. There is one, you know.

Right here in my part of S. California:
METAR text: 040153Z 00000KT 10SM BKN060 11/06 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP126 T01110061

Conditions: observed 0153 UTC 04 January 2009
Temperaturet 11.1°C (52°F)
Dewpointt 6.1°C (43°F) [RH = 71%]
Pressure (altimeter)t 29.91 inches Hg (1013.0 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1012.6 mb]
Windst calm
Visibilityt 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceilingt 6000 feet AGL
Cloudst broken clouds at 6000 feet AGL
Weathert no significant weather observed at this time

At least there no wind. I feel cold whenever it gets below 60ºF.... c'mon Spring!
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post #14 of 45
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I went swimming too. At the pool in the hotel. I'm pricing out generators now. I live in a shit box of a city.\

If you go to Kragen/Checker/Whatever they might call it in your part of the country. They have some generators by Champion. They are of Chinese origin but in an RV forum in which I participate, we've been banging out the various cheap brands for years and they are done the best. You can get 3500 watts for $300 most of the time and not let your food go bad or your furnace go off.

I've beat mine to hell and it still starts in two pulls after three years running in the worst conditions when camping. Put some sta-bil in the tank and a few large gas cans and tell your city to go to hell.

As for the weather, it was 2 degrees when I left Utah yesterday. It is 46 now with a claimed high of 52 today here in California. No snow where I live and after a week of it, I'm glad.

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post #15 of 45
It was under 0 °C. yesterday morning in Sacramento, CA--brrr! It's supposed to rain on and off today.
post #16 of 45
should be -5 in my town tonight, good stuff if youre warm.

I know we are not allowed to mention it, lest we be labelled as a loon, but I've been watching http://www.spaceweather.com nearly daily for the last 6 months, mainly for the aurora photography section, but it hasn't escaped my notice that the s**sp*t number has been virtually zero for months.

I promise I wont mention the Mayan calendar.
post #17 of 45
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The first thing I thought when I saw your images was, "I've been to Chicago in the winter, and 2 degrees is pretty damn warm." Then I saw the forecast and remembered that in american circles, I'm a weirdo.



Sometimes it gets to 41 in the dead of summer, here, when a heat wave passes through.
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post #18 of 45
Lots of snow here in Zurich, Switzerland, as you would expect in Switzerland . But freaking cold.

It was snowing at New Year's and the snow is still there in the city, because it was all the time well below 0 C and will stay like that for at least a week or so.

Normally, this just happens once a year or so in the city. This season, it's already the second or third time. Lots of people breaking legs due to the ice on the sidewalks (was not removed for five days or so).

As I heard, very good snow conditions in the mountains.
post #19 of 45
The nation's midsection is in the grips of yet another cold snap.



To me, seems a good day to stay inside and drink hot coffee while breaking in a new pair of M-Audio desktop monitors.

Stay warm everyone!
post #20 of 45
Here's the current weather in my area as I type this:



(I better run before folks suffering from the cold snap pelt me with big snowballs. )
post #21 of 45
76 in Honolulu right now, but the wind was howling across the swell and ruined the break at Waikiki... so no surfing today !!
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post #22 of 45
I'm at -11F (-24F WC). It was nice and clear last night though, when I was clearing snow off of my driveway and putting the trash out. Now I have to bask in the glory of public transportation waiting for my bus in this cold.
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We finally hit freezing last night; the mountains in the distance and our local volcano are all topped with snow. Some of the locals will probably stuff the kids in their cars Saturday morning to drive into the mountains to let them play with snow for the first time.

 

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post #24 of 45
It was 10F with windchill around zero this morning, won't get above freezing until Sunday. The coldest day in years here (NC) according to the local weatherman.

Our pipes still froze even though there is a pipe heater and insulation on the line coming from our well, plus we left a faucet running over night.
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post #25 of 45
It's 7pm, dusk is setting in, I'm sitting outside, wearing a shirt and shorts. 26degC and about 80%+ humidity. Usually rains a bit in the afternoon. That's what it's like here on latitude 3 deg N...
post #26 of 45
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We finally hit freezing last night; the mountains in the distance and our local volcano are all topped with snow. Some of the locals will probably stuff the kids in their cars Saturday morning to drive into the mountains to let them play with snow for the first time.

Sounds beautiful. I'd like to visit Japanese volcanoes topped with snow some day. Only been to Osaka briefly on transit from Australia to the USA.
post #27 of 45
Today it was a hot 30degC during the day, outside when the sun is shining. As is most days before some drizzle or sometimes heavy rain in the evening.
post #28 of 45
It's going to be a balmy 24F today. Maybe I'll wear shorts to work?
post #29 of 45
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 39 degrees!
post #30 of 45
My weather bug says it's 2F out but the radio says it's -5F.
post #31 of 45
Snowy. We're at about 105 inches so far this year.

post #32 of 45
London UK is even more grim than normal. Wet, windy and under 0 degrees C. The sky is perpetually grey. Miserable.

The Underground is too hot though.

MacMad is upset that interest rates will probably drop to 0 soon in the UK, yet Apple continue to want 18% for a MacBook Pro on finance. He's read the consumer reviews, is keen but too skint and disciplined to take the hit. And it's cold. Oh well.
post #33 of 45
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Similar here this week.

Cold, spotty rain, a few flurries, enough for everybody to bundle up like their on an adventure to the South Pole... then they go in to shops and restaurants where the staff are wearing T-shirts and sweating because the heat is set so bloody high.

 

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post #34 of 45
The thermometer on my porch reported -10F (-23C) this morning.
post #35 of 45
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MacMad is upset that interest rates will probably drop to 0 soon in the UK, yet Apple continue to want 18% for a MacBook Pro on finance. He's read the consumer reviews, is keen but too skint and disciplined to take the hit. And it's cold. Oh well.

Hey, I've got £3,500 I'm willing to lend you at 8%. Maybe with the collapse of the institutional and business2business financial system, new consumer-to-consumer lending will start to happen, with the collateral and assurances driven by governments.

Interesting isn't it? If on one hand governments continue to clear the rubbish in the banks and financial institutions, they start to tap into consumer to consumer lending to keep things flowing again.

Say I lend you £3,000 at 8% over a period of 12 months. If you default on payments, the Govt. is responsible for collecting that back but the Govt will pay me my principal + however many months interest you were able to give me.

Consumer to consumer microloans with 100% capital recovery backed by Govt reserves. Could this be a radical idea that will get the West back on track?
post #36 of 45
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Hot where you are, suni?

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Finally a clear day (wasn't in the forecast), but late in the afternoon the sky darkened suddenly and there was a slight pitter-patter of not rain, but volcanic ash. Our local reminder that Mother Nature is the ruler of the planet coughed a little this afternoon. Destroys the wipers on the car, itches like mad and leaves a fine grey over pretty much everything, but can be a sight to behold.

 

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post #37 of 45
We're been remarkably mild this winter. It's in the teens overnight and right around freezing during the day. Nowhere near as much snow as last winter (I'm really not sure how much we got, total, but I'd guess about 3 feet was on the ground at any given time...including the compressed snow from earlier storms). We got 21 inches overnight in January last year. Only about 6 inches on the ground right now because we had a January thaw.

But it's been snowing for two days now.... I'll be happy when my snowshoes get in tomorrow.

As for the air...my beard has ice in it when I come back from walking the dog at 6:30 am.
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Highs in the low to mid 60s, all winter long. With the occasional week of mid 70s.

Check back with me when the fog has rolled in in July.
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post #39 of 45
I applied for a job in San Diego. They didn't call me in for an interview. I heard later they hired someone cheaper than me.

Cleared the drive way of snow today. At least it's not cold enough to induce nose bleeds.
post #40 of 45
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Our local volcano spewed major ash clouds at least seven times that I know of... just today during the daylight hours. Things are getting interesting but life goes on as normal and no warnings have been posted.

 

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