My fingers "die" in this weather: you can literally see that there is reduced blood flow to the last 2/3 of my fingers.:-o
Was -7 on the drive in this a.m. The temp has since soared to 1. I just got back in from doing some sidewalk enforcement. I don't know what the wind chill is but maybe they'll tell me after I have the skin grafts needed to repair my face from the frostbite....
Awaiting snowmaggedon / snowpocalype. I hope my frozen remains are valuable, or at least amusing, to the archaeologists of the future.
I hear that it is so bad, that people in the UP of Michigan are saying "Better you than us".
I think this brings up an interesting weather and planning discussion regarding density and snowstorms. Many places on the east cost have limited to no off street parking for the average person and snow storms cause quite a problem when it comes to snow removal. In the UP, there is no overnight parking on the streets during the winter, and here in GR, we have an odd/even thing depending on the day of the month.
Many of the cities on the east coast that are concentrations of row houses don't have that luxury.
I was wondering earlier about density and snow as well, but more about how density actually affects the snow. Specifically - in lower Manhattan with all of the large skyscrapers I wonder if there is a wind tunnel effect between the buildings and if there are larger problems with drifts or anything like that. We've all heard about urban heat islands, but is there a reverse phenomenon for snow?
LINKWeatherman Bill said:The overnight run of the European model gives G.R. a low temp. of -24 Monday AM and -17 Sunday AM. Also -6 Fri. AM, -2 next Weds. AM and -3 next Thurs. AM. The -24 on Monday would tie the all-time coldest temp. EVER in G.R. which occurred on Feb. 13-14, 1899!!
Single digits this morning.
This winter is nothing like last year's in terms of severity, but I'm starting to get tired of it all the same.
Winter Storm Warning in effect from February 15, 06:00 PM CST until February 16, 06:00 PM CST
Tonight - Snow, mainly after 7pm. Low around 16. East northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Washington's Birthday - Snow. High near 28. East northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Single digits this morning. Again. It's times like this where it's important to remind oneself that one must experience lows to truly appreciate the highs.
This Afternoon - A slight chance of snow showers before 5pm, then a chance for flurries. Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -8. West northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -24. West northwest wind 7 to 13 mph.
Thursday - Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -22. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night - Increasing clouds, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.