Record heat in the SE and 4 feet of snow in Montana...in September!
Ditto for the ATL - yesterday was the hottest October day ever recorded here...and we might be a degree warmer today. Upper 70s/low 80s starting this weekend, though.It's supposed to be around 100 degrees here today. In October. Yesterday was the hottest day ever measured in Charlotte for this time of year.
Frost. I has to open up the garage, grab the scraper, and clear off the front window. The defroster took car of the back window. Too early, man.Is that snow? It's it kinda early if it is. I haven't lived in snow county for so long I've forgotten. It's 75 here.
No frost yet on this side of the state but we did have a frost advisory last night (maybe some of the more exurban areas got some?). I emptied my potted plants a couple of weeks ago to switch out the geraniums for some mums and other fall decorations but the geraniums weren't looking too bad so I decided to try and replant them in the backyard among all the ivy and blackberry bushes. That seemed to have sprung them back to life and they are back in full bloom again. If they are still blooming at the end of the week, I might try and cover them up for the next frost advisory and see how long I can keep them going.Average 1st frost date here is right around this past weekend. We barely got a patchy frost last week. Chilly enough at the cider mill yesterday that I wore a windbreaker.
A radar scan of the storm showed a clear and ominous “debris ball” signature where the powerful funnel had tossed the remnants of homes and businesses aloft. At this point, debris reached more than two miles high.
At 9:07 p.m., debris reached a height of at least three miles near Preston Hollow, with indications of debris potentially higher than 20,000 feet. That suggests an extremely powerful, and likely violent, tornado. Oftentimes, the height to which debris is carried is proportional to a twister’s strength.
It used to be that everything in the Dallas area was simply "The Great Over There" to me. If it wasn't in Tarrant County (where Fort Worth is) I'd simply ignore it. Let Dallas County have their fun. But now my son and daughter-in-law live in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas, and I pay attention to the path of the storms Over There. My son reported that their tornado sirens were sounded but the tornado was not really that close to their house.
when there is a tornado warning you might never have 6 minutes.we delayed breaking into programming for six minutes.
Low 70s this morning - the heavy rain should start around 11 am and keep going until late this afternoon. The cold front moving in behind the rain will drop the overnight temperature to around freezing, so I'll get an idea of how effective the new attic insulation is...Rain and mid-50s this morning, then the bottom drops out with upper 20s tonight. New furnace will get its first true test.
Think of it as a 'character building' year for the tykes.5 inches of gods dandruff last night which will turn to slush this afternoon and freeze solid after dark as temps drop to the low 20's. That'll scare the little ghouls away.