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#1 Posted on 28.12.04 0520.20
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I was channel surfing and came across the Weather Network's forecast for my fair city.

Calgary's weather sucks. Thursday's high is -16 (3 F), low is -21 (-6 F). New Year's Eve is -23 (-9 F), bottoming out at -29 (-20 F). And we celebrate 2005's birth with frigid cold! -24 (-11 F) high, -32 (-25 F) low.

How's everyone else's winter?
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#2 Posted on 28.12.04 0919.45
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The last week has been a perfect example of New England weather.

Last Sunday was kinda warm but there was talk of snow overnight. snowed almost nothing but temps dropped to the single digits for Monday and Tuesday, with wind chills below zero. Wednesday was maybe a good 20 degrees as i was able to take off the winter coat and go out in a hoodie.
The next day it warmed up too 60. snowed a little over night. melted the next day with temps in the 40's. We had a cool but clear Christmas day. Woke up the next morning to a little bit of snow on the ground, thought nothing of it. 6 hours later we were in the middle of a nasty nor'easter that dumped a good foot of snow on us. now the weather is sunny, clear and cold with highs in the mid teens. WONDERFUL!
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#3 Posted on 28.12.04 1031.37
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We haven't had the snow yet, but by god have we had the screwy weather. On the 20th, I woke up at 5 am with the temperature at 10 with the wind-chill at 10-below. Three days later the high was 61. This morning the temperature was again at 10, but without the windchill. And the New Year's Day forecast calls for 62. Go figure...
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#4 Posted on 28.12.04 1113.35
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Well here in Madeira, Portugal; its 22C(71,6 F).
If the sea water wasn't as cold as it is ,15C(59F), i probably would go to the beach today.

Still i would prefer if the temperature was colder, so i could wear some of the jackets that Santa gave me this year
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#5 Posted on 28.12.04 1149.41
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Usually when I leave my house to go to work, it's around freezing, and it usually gets to about 25-ish at night here, so usually there's ice waiting for me on my windshields when I get to my car. Thank goodness for my automatic heating system.

There was a guy in front of me for most of my commute today whose engine was squealing something awful as if he didn't let his car sit for to warm up before going.

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 28.12.04 1250)
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#6 Posted on 28.12.04 1155.35
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    Usually when I leave my house to go to work, it's around freezing, and it usually gets to about 25-ish at night here, so usually there's ice waiting for me on my windshields when I get to my car. Thank goodness for my automatic heating system.
Is the radio crowd down in Florida bitching about the cold? When I was in Fort Walton last January, the morning shows were kvetching because it might frost. Mind you, it was six degrees when I left Baltimore that day...
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#7 Posted on 28.12.04 1232.55
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    I was channel surfing and came across the Weather Network's forecast for my fair city.

    Calgary's weather sucks. Thursday's high is -16 (3 F), low is -21 (-6 F). New Year's Eve is -23 (-9 F), bottoming out at -29 (-20 F). And we celebrate 2005's birth with frigid cold! -24 (-11 F) high, -32 (-25 F) low.

    How's everyone else's winter?


Great! And we live in the same city. This sure as hell beats winter last year, don't you think?

And when it's super cold on Saturday, join me downhill skiing at Sunshine Village.

Winter. If you can't escape it, embrace it.
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#8 Posted on 28.12.04 1339.31
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Usually when I leave my house to go to work, it's around freezing, and it usually gets to about 25-ish at night here, so usually there's ice waiting for me on my windshields when I get to my car. Thank goodness for my automatic heating system.
    Is the radio crowd down in Florida bitching about the cold? When I was in Fort Walton last January, the morning shows were kvetching because it might frost. Mind you, it was six degrees when I left Baltimore that day...


Where I am, not so much, since it's like this from late November to about springtime. People bring it up and all, but it's more a deal-with-it attitude.

Although what's a lot more amusing is the four days out of the year in South Florida where it dips below 60. THERE people bitch about it, plus wear about 3-4 layers of clothing when it's 55 out. My mother, who lives in Boca, mentioned something about 50-ish being too cold for her the last time I talked to her a few days ago, and admitted to overdressing for it, so the mass griping is in progress down there.
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#9 Posted on 28.12.04 1405.16
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It was all nice & sunny here in SoCal last week. It's raining this week, which means every local news program is caught in the grips of OMG STORMWATCH 2004: TEAM COVERAGE.

Yesterday, it took me 15 minutes to get through the Sepulveda Blvd tunnel under LAX which usually takes about 45 seconds.

Southern Californians just cant handle rain. I know, we're spoiled ;)
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#10 Posted on 28.12.04 1843.02
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    How's everyone else's winter?
You really don't want me to tell you. :-) It was overcast today, so it only got up to the mid-60s. And we did use the fireplace on Christmas night, without discussion of turning on the A/C -- did have to crack open the patio door though.
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#11 Posted on 28.12.04 1850.57
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Yeah, this Phoenix weather is rough. I had to put on my pullover at one point. The mid-atlantic winter weather doesn't really bother me, but it's nice to be able to escape to my parents' for the holidays.
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#12 Posted on 28.12.04 2310.28
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We're fluctuating right now, and frankly I don't know what to make of it. We were in single digits last week, with some damn cold winds and flurries of snow, but this week, we're up to the forties and fifties with no explanation. Everyone says "Hey, just enjoy it!", but I can't because winter's supposed to be cold, dammit, and when it's not, it makes me nervous for some reason.
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#13 Posted on 29.12.04 0023.37
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Tornado warnging right now for Catalina - may be heading towards LA at 40 mph. Damn.

California is wacky.

//edit:

Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
...TORNADO WARNING... CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OXNARD CA 1010 PM PST TUE DEC 28 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... CATALINA ISLAND INCLUDING THE CITY OF AVALON

* UNTIL 1100 PM PST

* AT 1004 PM PST... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF AVALON... OR ABOUT 39 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HUNTINGTON BEACH... MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR... CATALINA AIRPORT AND TWO HARBORS BY 1020 PM PST

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR... IT MEANS THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND... OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM... MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING... DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE... SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT... SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT... DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE... SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES... EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE... LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT... LON 3324 11857 3321 11835 3369 11823 3373 11850

...

(edited by Guru Zim on 28.12.04 2227)
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#14 Posted on 29.12.04 0826.30
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We just got A WHOLE INCH of snow on Monday! Here in north central NJ, its our first accumulation this season. It has hit zero a few times, colder with the wind chill. If Monday was a school day, I would have probably been home with the kids. The old ladies start closing the school district when it starts with the friggin flurries.

You'd think they would put some damn snow tires on their Rascals already...
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#15 Posted on 29.12.04 0934.27
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I haven't found a link to back it up yet, but the KTLA Morning News reported earlier that the tornado did touch down in Long Beach.
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#16 Posted on 29.12.04 1424.03
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I think last night's storm here in so-cal was actually the first one (since I've moved here) that I would have actually classified as a real storm. Nasty winds, driving rain, thunderstorms, and actual damage to show us today on the news.
Lots of eucalyptus trees downed, and they lost the top 100 feet or so of a local radio tower.

Now if I hadn't been woken up by F18's practicing for their Holiday Bowl flybys, it would have been a wonderful morning.
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#17 Posted on 30.12.04 1014.57
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We got drubbed by a Nor'easter the day after Christmas (Boxing Day as we know it here). It wasn't as bad as the 60-80cm we got hit with last March, but the 40cm we did get was enough to kill off the biggest shopping day of the year.

Digging out was the usual amount of fun, i.e. none at all.

Of course, given the generally schizoid nature of the weather up here, we're scheduled to have a couple of days of 10C next week.

(1 inch = 2.54cm for those who don't speak metric)
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#18 Posted on 30.12.04 1856.59
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We set a record today with a high of 50. This is something like the mildest winter in a century. Current snowfall for the season: 2" (which, of course, melted away today)

(image removed) Last week at this time, though, it was -3 with a wind chill of -40...

MAYBE we'll get some snow in 2005. I'm sure all of you who were falling over yourselves to tell me how I was going to suffer can get back in line and try to convince me again by then.

(edited by CRZ on 30.12.04 1859)
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#19 Posted on 30.12.04 1952.22
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A *high* of 50 = suffering, and dont try to tell me any different.
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#20 Posted on 30.12.04 2040.03
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    A *high* of 50 = suffering, and dont try to tell me any different.
I would NEVER try to change the mind of such a wussy!
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