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NEVERENDING ♾️ The NEVERENDING Weather Thread

Gedunker

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Tornado Warning 530 am - 600am

Heard Newburgh got hit with a twister in downtown ... haven't heard how bad it was, though. One line just passed through here with strong winds and heavy rain, but no damage thankfully.
 

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You know it has been a mild winter when they're pulling out a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for 1-3 inches of snow. :r:
 

illinoisplanner

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Wow, very sad news. 10 are now dead in Harrisburg.

Last night, my roommate was telling me one of his friends on Facebook was saying they were hiding under the covers and scared of the storms. I was like, 'this is just a little light rain, it's not that bad.' But then he mentioned they were in Southern Illinois. But even so, I guess I didn't realize just how bad the storms were down there.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the people in southern Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and other areas. Hope you folks in the Ohio River Valley stay safe!
 

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Low 70's and mostly sunny here. I got my chores (including the damn WTF) and errands done by lunchtime, so I got in a couple hours out by the pool, with my little cat cuddled next to me on the lounge chair.

Hope all the Cybs in the tornado-affected areas are OK. Looks to be more bad weather as the system moves east.
 

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Harrisburg IL Tornado is reported as a EF-4.

My daughter's paternal grandparents live there. She's been unsuccessful at reaching them so far today :( I hope that they are ok. My birth mother lives in Arkansas and she lost her home on Mother's Day a few years ago to a tornado.
 

dandy_warhol

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A. I hope everyone in the storm(s)'s path stays safe today.

B. I hope the storms don't mess with my travel plans.
 

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Tornado warnings are lining up across the Ohio River Valley right now. Just saw a tornado emergency for Clark County, IN, with a tornado on the ground. Stay safe JNA, Gedunker, Hink, and others in the area. Check in when you can. Safety first though. Thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else in that region.
 

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Tornado warnings are lining up across the Ohio River Valley right now. Just saw a tornado emergency for Clark County, IN, with a tornado on the ground. Stay safe JNA, Gedunker, Hink, and others in the area. Check in when you can. Safety first though. Thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else in that region.

Thanks, IP!We've been watching a very large, long-line tornado moving through numerous counties and about to cross into KY. Initial reports of significant damage and injuries. Warily eyeing the part of the line taking aim here. Our emergency plans are in place and we're ready to shelter in the basement as the line approaches. 8-!8-!8-!
 

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NW Ohio - The Middle

This latest violent storm system once again spared NW Ohio (and beautiful downtown Swanton) from bad storms/tornadoes and heavy snow/ice. We were in the middle. Heavy rains, just a rumble or two of thunder, never saw lightning bolts in the sky. After the squal line moved through we were greeted by very high winds. Overnight a few thousand households lost electric power because of downed lines (caused by wind and/or tree branches snapping). The heavy snow was in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Oddly enough (this winter-wise), the folks up north who depend on deep snow for their income are finally getting some snow worth talking about.....and running a behemoth snow machine through.

Today in Swanton: Expecting winds to continue to diminish, high temperature expected to be about 40F (just about normal).

I really hope any of our Cyburbian friends who inhabit Ohio River Valley Country are a-ok. Bad storms so close to Louisville, Evansville, and Cincinnati/Dayton.

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Comprehensive coverage of yesterday's Indiana and Kentucky tornadoes can be found at The Louisville Courier-Journal. The Indiana tornadoes passed about 20 miles north of here, through Orange,Washington,and Clark counties. The rural towns of New Pekin, and Henryville were hit hard and the small town of Marysville is reported to be "utterly destroyed". At least 13 people are confirmed dead in Indiana at this time.

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has been reporting from Louisville and Henryville -- never a good sign when that prophet of weather doom shows up in your neighborhood ahead of a weather outbreak! We had gathered the family at home around 3:00 O'Clock and were watching the news when the local mets announced that the "debris ball" was clearly visible on the radar from the tornado that hit New Pekin and Henryville. My heart sank when I could literally see that this wasn't some "radar indicated" tornado but the real deal.

A grand reopening celebration is set for today in our downtown and the city and local organizations have asked folks to donate relief supplies to be donated to the local Red Cross for distribution in the effected areas. Mrs G and I will be bringing supplies...
 
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JNA

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The storms started firing up west of the Wabash River. At one point I saw on the NWS website multipleTornado Warnings spread from I-164/I-64 all the way to I-65.
My fair county was under a Tornado Warning in the northern part along I-64, funnel spotted.

It seems we were book ended - Harrisburg,IL to the west (1 hr drive) and Henryville, IN to the east (2+ hr drive)
Our county EOC was not activated.
 

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Glad to hear you guys are safe. Sad news though for those communities in southern Indiana and other locales in the Ohio and Tennessee River Valley areas that were not so lucky.

This same system brought rain and thunder to my neck of the woods on Friday afternoon, mixed with small hail and graupel in many areas, then followed by snow that came down pretty heavily on Friday afternoon and evening. Because of the rain that immediately preceded the snow, and the fast-moving nature of the storm system, the snow didn't accumulate to much where I'm at. Maybe an inch. But the northwest suburbs of Chicago and the Rockford area saw anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of wet, heavy snow, and much of Wisconsin got even more.
 

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62°F/17°C. Nice day for a lunchtime walk.

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Mid-60s and overcast for the commute home.

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Overcast and some mild flurries this morning. Temps in the 30s.

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After 3 days of sunny, warm weather, during which I spent the afternoons tanning by the pool....today was our day for overcast (but still warm) skies, some rain, some drizzle...:(
 

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Spring Fever Alert!

This message just in from the local Super Duper Triple Quad Jingo Doppler Radar....."NW Ohio expecting 60F+ on Sunday, with sunshine (an unusual visitor when the calendar still hints of winter). Thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, with temps possibly reaching the 70F mark."

Spring fever, baby, Break out the tube tops. :p:D

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Spring has arrived! (I think) Today, it was warm and sunny with a high in the upper 60s. The 7-day forecast calls for highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s everyday, with a few chances for thunderstorms on a couple of the days. The warm weather, combined with the time change, will certainly have everyone outside enjoying the weather after school and work this week. There were already tons of people out this weekend. I had to wait in line for dinner on Saturday, had to wait in line at the gun range this afternoon, had to wait in line at the store. On those first nice spring-like days in Chicagoland, everyone just comes out of hibernation!

While I'd like to hope this spring-like weather will continue, I do realize that we're still in mid-March in the Midwest, and Mother Nature can still wallop us with some cold blasts into April and even May. But I'll enjoy the mild weather while it lasts.
 

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Hawaii has had a massive storm system moving across the islands for the past 10 days or so. On Friday we had tornadoes and hail the size of golf balls. Record rainfall. Floods. It has been crazy. I don't believe that tornadoes have ever been recorded here. We have had many water-spouts (the smaller variety that occur over the ocean), but no land-based twirly monsters.
 

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Spring has arrived! (I think) Today, it was warm and sunny with a high in the upper 60s. The 7-day forecast calls for highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s everyday, with a few chances for thunderstorms on a couple of the days. The warm weather, combined with the time change, will certainly have everyone outside enjoying the weather after school and work this week. There were already tons of people out this weekend. I had to wait in line for dinner on Saturday, had to wait in line at the gun range this afternoon, had to wait in line at the store. On those first nice spring-like days in Chicagoland, everyone just comes out of hibernation!

While I'd like to hope this spring-like weather will continue, I do realize that we're still in mid-March in the Midwest, and Mother Nature can still wallop us with some cold blasts into April and even May. But I'll enjoy the mild weather while it lasts.

I christened yesterday the unofficial first day of spring. It was the first nice day of the year (not occurring at a freakish time). We usually have some temperate weather mid-March and expect that will become the norm in a couple more weeks (but yes, I expect more cold fronts, it's just that yesterday the 'tide turned' and we can generally expect more 'good' whether than 'bad').
 

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Yeah, I'd say spring has arrived.

Same here in the central Ohio Valley, 'cept we're fully three weeks ahead of normal -- pear trees blooming, magnolia fully flowered out, and grass growing like wild. I'll have to mow and soon at that.:(
 

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Chicago set a daily record today with a high of 81 degrees. This is also the third-earliest 80 degree day for Chicago ever recorded. The earliest 80 degree temp was on March 3, 1974.

The warm weather is expected to continue at least through the middle of next week. This is very bizarre. It's not unusual to have warm days in March, but we usually don't have such long stretches like this. It's usually a few nice 70s degree days, followed by several 40 degree days, and so forth. Whatever the case, I'll take it. Hopefully the nice weather continues.
 

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Everybody around AA, GR & Big D okay from last night's storms?

Very weird day for weather in Metro Detroit yesterday. They believe it was an EF3 that touched down in Dexter, near Ann Arbor. There was also unconfirmed reports of tornadoes near Monroe (south of Detroit) and Lapeer County (north of Detroit)

Amazingly, there were no serious injuries or fatalities. Very slow moving strorms and very widespread.

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Looks like the Monroe one was an EF0 and the Lapeer one was an EF2.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/...oe-s-an-F0?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
 
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It's mid-March in upstate New York, and we've already had the spring peepers peeping. I noticed today that our hostas are beginning to emerge from the ground. It seems way too early. I wonder if we'll have a string of, say, 50-degree days in July and August to make up for the early spring. :r:
 

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It's mid-March in upstate New York, and we've already had the spring peepers peeping. I noticed today that our hostas are beginning to emerge from the ground. It seems way too early. I wonder if we'll have a string of, say, 50-degree days in July and August to make up for the early spring. :r:

I agree. It is making me feel uneasy for this summer.
 

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Fat Cat

It is in the 70's in the D and the windows are open and the real Fat Cat, along with his brother, is lazing by the sliders watching the birds on the deck, life is good:)
 

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Current conditions on the panhandle:

Fair
80 °F (27 °C)
Humidity: 49 %
Wind Speed: S 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.16" (1022.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 59 °F (15 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.
 

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Day after day after day of 70F+ weather. Generally sunny, though some thunder-bumpers did roll through Thursday night, including a small twister just a few miles north of Toledo's corporate limits (in the small Michigan town of Ida). Some damage, but nothing compared to Dexter, MI. I know my son, for years a resident of Ann Arbor (now in PDX), had some chums in Dexter. Hope they are OK.

I have noticed and most likely so have you.....flies, skeeters, bees, brown grass suddenly turning green, shorts, short-shorts, tight tank tops, and other assorted "stuff" that signals "spring". :)

All next week, until Friday, more 70F+ weather. Much cooler on Friday.....65F. That would only be 15-20 degrees above normal.

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Un-Freakin'-Believable!

This weather is amazing. Check out the picture. When and where was it taken? Hint: My favorite place.

Bear
 

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I think this the first time I've been sunburned in March. Spent the past two days biking through Wisconsin.
 

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The weather was gorgeous this weekend in the Detroit area and it's supposed to be pretty nice most of this week as well, with temps near 80º through Wednesday. The leaves are already coming out on quite a few of my trees! I was planning to reseed an area of my lawn this spring but I guess I better do it sooner rather than later or else the spot will be in too much shade...
 

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This is the earliest I've seen spring ever arrive in Michigan. We might get the odd 70 degree 'preview of coming attractions' day or two in March most years, but it's been in the 70's every day for almost two weeks now! I'm sure we'll get a cold front in at some point, but I'm confident in saying spring is really here.
 

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We've been in the mid 80s the last few days and are pegged to stay there, or perhaps slightly warmer, through Thursday. Possibly 88F tomorrow, a record.

We did have a wicked hailstorm Saturday evening. About 10 minutes of marble-sized hail, followed by a brief lull, then a good 3-4 minutes of nickel and quarter sized hail. I'm a little worried whether my roof may have been damaged. Certainly, all the young sprouts in the ground and on the trees were not aided by the hail.
 
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