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NEVERENDING ♾️ The NEVERENDING Weather Thread

JNA

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Tornado Watch until 10 pm

Flood Warning untill 1145 pm.
 
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Modest remnants of Issac are rumbling through the southern portion of NW Ohio this Sunday morning. Some places had over 3 inches of rain in a short period of time. August did finish much-wetter for these here parts. Quite normal, actually. Grass is actually growing again.

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We got whacked today with heavy rain from the remains of tropical cyclone Isaac. Suppose to continue tonight and tomorrow. The low pressure system is forecast to re-enter the Gulf. Not again. No, not again.
 

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We got whacked today with heavy rain from the remains of tropical cyclone Isaac. Suppose to continue tonight and tomorrow. The low pressure system is forecast to re-enter the Gulf. Not again. No, not again.

The Circle of Life? Or maybe the unbelievable Circle of Hurricane Hell?
 

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Strong to severe storms in the forecast for this evening (round 1) and tonight (round 2). It's the round 2 storms that I hate: late arriving with the threat for tornadoes. I'll be watching the local weather folks closely this evening ... :not:
 

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35F on the way into work this morning. Brrr.

It was 42º here and I have yet to put the top or doors back on my Jeep. I was riding to work with my wool peacoat, tweed hat, and lined gloves today. My goal is to see how late into the year I can stand leaving the doors off.
 

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Stupid Weather

The weather this weekend ticked me off. We are trying to finish painting the front of our house, but we were not able to do any painting on Saturday because the forecast called for rain all day. The radar had large amounts of rain to the north, west, and east of the City.... but we got no rain.

We did get a few hours of painting in yesterday, and I hope we can get more in tonight. Maybe move the scaffolding to the next section. It is going to be sunny and dry all week, so it should be a good week for painting.
 

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Partly cloudy, mid-60s. Starting to see some foliage. Fall is here.

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Overcast, mid-60s.

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It's been a pretty nice late summer/early fall in Metro Detroit this year. No super cold days and not a lot of rain.
 

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Dan. Seriously do you wait till there is more than one Volvo before you take a pic? There can't be THAT many of those in that town, can there be?

Going to the cabin tonight with dad. Supposed to be in the high 20's when we get there. The gas is currently off so it will be cold till we can turn it on. Something tells me that I may be spending the night at a motel!
 

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Dan. Seriously do you wait till there is more than one Volvo before you take a pic? There can't be THAT many of those in that town, can there be?

Going to the cabin tonight with dad. Supposed to be in the high 20's when we get there. The gas is currently off so it will be cold till we can turn it on. Something tells me that I may be spending the night at a motel!

Heating the air space in a cold cabin isn't too bad but a mattress that's been refrigerated can suck the life out of you. Down filled sleeping bags are the answer.
 

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High of 86°F on the panhandle today.

Looks like the economic recovery is well underway in NW Florida as evidenced by this new business opening.

Isn't that a funny little car on the left side?

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Still too warm at 9 pm - 71.

forecast - Severe Weather Possible Across the Ohio Valley Sunday.
 

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 am

right to west of this watch area is a Tornado Watch area.
 

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Rainy day in Hppie Valley. Expected high in the mid-60s.

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Very foggy here this morning. Kinda scary in places with only 200' visibility driving into work.
 

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Haven't seen the sun in many days. It's rainy and mid-40's here. Probably a typical winter day for Atlanta
 

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Ouch.... It is going to be in the high 60's to low 70's here most of this week, but they are calling for the first snowflakes next week. :-c I still have painting to do and storm windows to install. :-c:-c:-c
 

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It will be in the 70s here in Detroit the next two days while the Tigers are in SF playing ball.

When the Series returns to the D this weekend, lows are expected to be in the 30s. :-c
 

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Hurricane Sandy scary story but still just days away -

These scenarios range from a disruptive and destructive hybrid between a hurricane and powerful nor'easter to a miss and a simple change to cooler weather for the East Coast.

The worst case scenario for the East Coast involves Sandy paralleling the coast from Florida to the Carolinas this weekend before being drawn inland over the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.

While the Southeast coast would face heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf, far more serious impacts await communities from Virginia to Maine if this solution pans out.

Reminiscent of the "Perfect Storm" during the week of Halloween 1991, damaging winds and significant storm surge would unfold near and northeast of its center along the coast. Similar to the 1991 storm, these conditions could last for days.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/future-sandy-east-coast-tropic/546066
 

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70s and sunny today and near 70 tomorrow with increasing cloudiness. I wisely took this afternoon off!!!
 

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Yesterday was overcast, but warm. Low 60s, or around 16-17 in Peace-Loving European Degrees..

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Upstate New York. Late October. Sunny, high 60s, or around 20 Techno Music Appreciating Degrees.

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I hope our Northeastern Cyburbians are prepared for Hurricane Sandy. KJ?


The storm is supposed to cause 20' - 30' waves here on the Great Lakes! 8-! I don't know if I actually believe it will happen, but I told my wife if it does I want to take this afternoon or tomorrow off to go up to Lake Huron to check it out.
 

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I hope our Northeastern Cyburbians are prepared for Hurricane Sandy. KJ?


The storm is supposed to cause 20' - 30' waves here on the Great Lakes! 8-! I don't know if I actually believe it will happen, but I told my wife if it does I want to take this afternoon or tomorrow off to go up to Lake Huron to check it out.

I understand this may be one of those uncommon occurances where the east side of the state gets pummeled harder than the west.


Stay safe KJ!
 

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I understand this may be one of those uncommon occurances where the east side of the state gets pummeled harder than the west.


Stay safe KJ!

Most fall/winter storms around the Great Lakes have winds from the north or northwest. That's why western Michigan, the Lake Erie shore south of Buffalo, and the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario get pummelled with snow and wind while Chicago and its suburbs, Detroit, Toledo, and Toronto don't get nearly as much. This storm will have winds out of the northeast which means that some places that are normally sheltered from winter storms may take a beating this time around.

That said, I think the weather media and certain government officials are unnecessarily stirring up hysteria because they have no sense of geography:
  • There's going to be a big difference between weather conditions in and around NYC (likely to have a major impact) and in and around Buffalo (likely to be a windy, rainy couple of days), but our dear govie has declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Earth to Andrew Cuomo: NYS is more than NYC and Albany even if you only get out this way during election campaigns.
  • The only places where it's likely to snow are in the mountains of West Virginia and North Carolina but Al Roker gets people in southern PA worked up about the danger posed by snow falling on trees that still have their leaves on. Al, if these people lose electricity, it'll be because of the wind, NOT because snow brought down tree branches on power lines! DOH!

I'm NOT trying to diminish the seriousness of the situation with this storm for the people living within 100-200 miles of the Atlantic, but most people further away aren't going to be impacted much differently from this storm than from numerous other late October/early November storms that blow through our areas every year.
 

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I'm NOT trying to diminish the seriousness of the situation with this storm for the people living within 100-200 miles of the Atlantic, but most people further away aren't going to be impacted much differently from this storm than from numerous other late October/early November storms that blow through our areas every year.

I agree that the lowest-common-denominator corporate media are making money off of FrankenSuperDuperStormpocalypseZilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but I just got done looking at data (I was a weatherman in a previous life, one of my best friends was a hurricane hunter). If it weren't for a dry summer/fall, Sandy would be more problem than Irene. She's recently intensified and is going to carry a lot of energy and moisture far inland.

Weather students will study this one for a long time, and likely climate students too, as being an excellent indicator of man-made climate change.
 

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I agree that the lowest-common-denominator corporate media are making money off of FrankenSuperDuperStormpocalypseZilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but I just got done looking at data (I was a weatherman in a previous life, one of my best friends was a hurricane hunter). If it weren't for a dry summer/fall, Sandy would be more problem than Irene. She's recently intensified and is going to carry a lot of energy and moisture far inland.

Weather students will study this one for a long time, and likely climate students too, as being an excellent indicator of man-made climate change.

A lot of people just don't understand that the real threat of global warming isn't turning the world into a giant sauna (although that might happen at some point in a distant future and might NOT be man-made at all) but an increase in the number and severity of storms along with their inherent dislocations of human activities as well as their devastation of people's lives, homes, businesses, and infrastructure, especially in areas susceptible to flooding.
 

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Most fall/winter storms around the Great Lakes have winds from the north or northwest. That's why western Michigan, the Lake Erie shore south of Buffalo, and the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario get pummelled with snow and wind while Chicago and its suburbs, Detroit, Toledo, and Toronto don't get nearly as much. This storm will have winds out of the northeast which means that some places that are normally sheltered from winter storms may take a beating this time around.

SHHH!!!!! Don't let out my secret! God has shown grace on Detroit at least as far as Northern weather patterns. Occasionally we do get a whallop from a Nor' Easterner but that is a rare occurance. I never experienced driving in a squall until I was in my mid-20s and left for Chicago. I caught some bad weather just W of Kalamazoo. Awful stuff.

WSU, if you can, take some pics, but put something in them so we can see the scale! Highest waves I've ever seen were approaching 10 feet on Lake Huron. 25 years ago.
 

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A lot of people just don't understand that the real threat of global warming isn't turning the world into a giant sauna ...but an increase in the number and severity of storms along with their inherent dislocations of human activities as well as their devastation of people's lives, homes, businesses, and infrastructure, especially in areas susceptible to flooding.

I agree - wet places wetter, dry places drier, storms with more power. We already see an increase in precip in some places and an increase in weather disasters. Out here we also see an intensification of droughty weather as well, as evidenced by the vast tracts of dead and dying trees in our mountains.
 

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It's been dark and quiet all day; rain on and off. There were very few people downtown compared to a normal Monday. Emergency responders in the area are in full-on panic mode.

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