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Pcw
12-15-2005, 04:53 PM
How's the weather in your area?

We're having a ton of snow dumped on us over here. About 25 cm (if you know what centimetres are ;)). The Christmas Concert I was suppose to be in tonight was cancelled. School is expected to be closed tomorrow.

Katie
12-15-2005, 05:01 PM
In Pittsburgh at the moment, it is freezing rain, mixed with snow. It really sucks. I was out driving my son to his play and it was really bad out. I don't plan on venturing out until tomorrow!

The sidewalks, cars, and roads are all a sheet of ICE.

koasterkid14
12-15-2005, 05:06 PM
well today there was an ice stom but its basically all gone and its just cold and wet...

slnewbus
12-15-2005, 05:10 PM
Snow and ice here by Dorney.

April_fool_79
12-15-2005, 05:25 PM
It's 58 here. We had some rain last night, and tornado warnings, but right now it's clear.

JordanMullins
12-15-2005, 05:26 PM
Two weeks ago it was -20*c, which is rather cold, but on a windy day in January, it can go to -54*c. As of now it is around 0*c.

slnewbus
12-15-2005, 05:28 PM
In addition it's literally 2 degrees out.

James
12-15-2005, 05:32 PM
26*F in Boston.. Woo..... And we have a big storm on the way :-\

FLCC Josh
12-15-2005, 05:46 PM
:sun: Sunny and warm here in Tampa....I think I'll go ride SheiKra now :cool:

pipesdrums
12-15-2005, 05:55 PM
Snow..and lots of it

sfft_2108
12-15-2005, 05:59 PM
Its around the high 60's here. It feels good.

JordanMullins
12-15-2005, 05:59 PM
Snow is everywhere, all is cold, windy, hard to see far away, im going to go ride the Mindbender in GL!!!

Gemini78
12-15-2005, 06:07 PM
Its 31*F, foggy, starting to get icy, and theres at least 4-5 inches of snow on the ground, and we're supposed to get more.

coasetrphil
12-15-2005, 06:52 PM
We got freezing rain last night, enough that a giant tree actually fell in my backyard. It was around 35 most of the day.

Tanks4me05
12-15-2005, 07:06 PM
Freezing rain and snow, the snow can fall up to a foot, and winter weather advisory is in effect until noon tomorrow. Can anyone say snowday?:*)

Jimmy B
12-15-2005, 08:26 PM
It has been in the upper 70s and 80s all week in south Texas, which is still nothing unusual down here for this time of the year.

The cold front that just arrived sent the temps down into the mid-60s for highs; but it'll go right back up again after a couple of days.

VekomahangNbang
12-15-2005, 08:32 PM
It's a great night here in Orlando with a temp of about 65 and clear skies. How I love the weather here.

RidePhoto101
12-15-2005, 08:35 PM
About 4-5 inches of snow around here today but the roads weren't bad at all. Kroger's parking lot was mainly thick slush, not bad at all, except it soaked my socks.

Cuddy
12-15-2005, 08:47 PM
To all those that have warm weather...I am now doing a traditional Ohio Snow Dance while facing South. ENJOY!!

Here in NE Ohio, we have the Wintry Mix crap. Temperature right now is 33 degrees on the Fahrenheit Scale.

VekomahangNbang
12-15-2005, 09:09 PM
Opps... Spoke too soon. It's raining now.

slipknot8527
12-15-2005, 10:08 PM
Freezing rain/sleet. So of course, everyone panicked. Power was out most of the day....

Ryan F
12-16-2005, 02:51 AM
Like the other Ontarians said, Southern Ontario got hit with a huge winter storm and is expected to get 25+cm overnight. I already shovelled the driveway once and almost broke my back.

Luckily my physics exam was still on. I'm now off for about 2 weeks:)

Montu Man
12-16-2005, 11:27 PM
Opps... Spoke too soon. It's raining now.
No it's not.


EDIT: Now it's snowing!

JordanMullins
12-16-2005, 11:44 PM
Courtesy of mIRC - FMirc weather (gets near every cities forecast in 3 seconds or less!)

Temperature: -4°F (Partly Cloudy) Wind: 8 mph E Barometer: 30.46 steady Visibility: Unlimited Humidity: 66%

dukeandPCfan
12-17-2005, 10:55 AM
[charlotte, nc]
it looked like we were going to get our first snow - but like the other two 'ventures' this week, its only been rain/freezing rain

Please go north low pressure system! i'd really like to miss a test monday

It's in the lower 40s today and then going down into the lower-mid 20s tonight.

Jimmy B
12-17-2005, 05:49 PM
Just to point out an interesting fact that may blow some of you away....

The warmest December high ever recorded in the nation was 96 degrees at McAllen, Texas on December 27, 1968; many other places in our area have seen 90-95 degrees in December. So even in December, it has gotten pretty hot here in south Texas.

sfft_2108
12-23-2005, 11:00 PM
Today, It got up to 77. It was warm. Cold front suppose to move in tho...

sfft_2108
01-03-2006, 12:32 PM
That cold front didn't move in. San Antonio broke record highs the first two days of the new year. Sunday the high was 83, the previous high was 79 in 1955 and on Monday the high was 86 the previous high was 80 in 2004. It's been like summer around here. People are watering their grass and all. You wouldn't normally water in the winter, but since it dry you have to. Plus, there has been a lot of wild fires throughout Northern Texas and Oklahoma.

James
01-03-2006, 12:49 PM
We got some snow last night but not as much as they were saying.. Thank god...

April_fool_79
01-03-2006, 03:17 PM
Right now, it's 72. Tonight's low is 48. We're all running around in shorts and tank tops still.

apsterling
01-03-2006, 03:39 PM
its warm, sunny, and good outside, but who needs outside!

VekomahangNbang
01-03-2006, 04:59 PM
It's 73 degrees and beautiful out there right now.

coasterz44
01-03-2006, 05:54 PM
^ Ya, but today is supposadly our last day of nice weather. It's gonna be in the 50s here soon.

Oh well, it's better then snow.

VekomahangNbang
01-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Actually it's supposed to get down to 37 one night down here.

Martin
01-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Right now it's 37 and light rain is falling up here in New York City. I would say we are having a semi-mild January for being towards the North of the nation.

Cuddy
01-03-2006, 09:07 PM
It is an unseasonably warm at 39 degrees.

I WANT SNOW!!

Martin
01-03-2006, 09:34 PM
^ I enjoy the snow as well. Just looking out the window and seeing the flakes come down amuses me. However snow in cities just gets disgusting. It gets all black and nasty with dirt flung from the road, car oil, trash, dog piss, and everything else.

Worm
01-04-2006, 06:15 PM
In South Africa its nice and sunny (actually pretty darn hot!) and everyon'es at the beaches! ps. its summa time here!

RllrCoasterFan
01-06-2006, 02:19 PM
Here in OK it is cold but it fluctuates from cold to cool to partially warm and it is also very dry. We need rain desperately and there are fires breaking out everywhere. I believe that they are slowly beginning to get them under control but firefighters from all around us have been coming in to help fight the fires.

I am out there watering the yard in the middle of winter! That's crazy.

Wes
01-06-2006, 02:57 PM
It's currently 47 in charlotte and sunny.

This week was crazy though. We had 2 days in the 60's.

VekomahangNbang
01-06-2006, 10:09 PM
A freakin chilly 34 tonight.

dukeandPCfan
01-06-2006, 11:08 PM
charlotte will go into the 20s tonight.. with very cold air settling in for the weekend

we'll return to way above average 60s for next week though, leaving us to wonder when it'll cool off enough to snow and get me out of school

good news! panthers lucked out in the weater at the meadowlands in e. rutherford, nj this weekend - 40s and sunny, no inclement weather which is a very good thing..

Martin
01-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Right now it is 27 and partly cloudy.

Jimmy B
04-17-2006, 06:08 PM
Our forecast this week for portions of southern Texas.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?site=crp&map.x=72&map.y=182

Right now, it's 108 degrees just to the west of us with the heat index of 111. But later this week, a cold front is going to send our temperatures plunging way down to about 97-98 degrees.

James R
04-17-2006, 06:58 PM
auuuugh. Where I am (Southeast Texas, North of Houston) we've hit the 90s already. It's too early, if you ask me. It's 92*, but it feels like 94*. Noooo, no summer weather yet for me! I want my windy, cold days! (This is only the beginning, I would say 'the tip of the iceberg' but it doesn't fit.)

sfft_2108
04-17-2006, 07:36 PM
Good ol Texas weather. It was hot outside running on the track.

Martin
04-17-2006, 08:46 PM
We have had mild weather in New York City. It is expected to get up to about 78 degrees on Thursday, so I look foward to that.

James
04-17-2006, 09:04 PM
It was cool today... much colder then it was over the weekend. Only in the 40s and it looked like rain all day.

April_fool_79
04-17-2006, 09:23 PM
We actually hit 88 here yesterday. I was lovin it. Nice and warm with no humidity!! Today we had a "SEVERE THUNDERSTORM" warning ... Yeah, I think we got about a half inch of rain. No lightning, no thunder. So much for the big bad storm.

TDMAMBA
04-17-2006, 09:24 PM
A high of around 70* today. There's a 40% chance of Severe weather tommorow with a slight chance of Tornadoes.;party;

Cuddy
04-17-2006, 09:52 PM
^Don't you love Tornado Alley?

Here, its been anywhere from the low 70s (highs) to the high 30s (lows). Gotta love Ohio. But this means no more winter jackets, and beautiful coeds showing more skin.

sfft_2108
04-17-2006, 10:28 PM
Near Record Heat Triggering Power Outages


Near Record Heat Triggering Power Outages
LAST UPDATE: 4/17/2006 5:10:55 PM
Posted By: CyberBob
This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com.




The record heat has over-taxed San Antonio’s energy generating capacity, and rolling outages are taking place – not only here, but over a large portion of Texas. Pockets of San Antonio are experiencing 15-minutes outages as CPS Energy scrambles to find enough capacity to serve the entire city. These rolling outages are expected to continue until after sundown.

At this time there is not sufficient generating capacity in the region to reliably serve the public's electricity demand. It is extremely urgent that all electricity customers in the region reduce their use of electricity to the lowest level possible. This includes…

* Making sure your thermostat is set at 78° or higher in the summer.
* Don't use any electric lighting, appliances or equipment unless absolutely necessary for health or safety.
* Don't open refrigerators and freezers more than necessary.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is doing everything possible to return to normal operations. ERCOT is the corporation that administers a portion of Texas' power grid serving approximately 85 percent of the state's electric load, including San Antonio.


I don't live in SA so this doesn't affect me. But this is really weird.

Martin
04-22-2006, 11:22 AM
It is raining and 48˚ here in New York City. Tomorrow, it is expected to rain with possibly some thunder and lightning, but temperatures will rise to around 58˚.

JamMasterJ
04-22-2006, 12:37 PM
It's pouring and has been for two days...blek.

Coasterman 20
04-22-2006, 03:26 PM
it's pouring down.

Chip
04-22-2006, 03:33 PM
Our high for today is expected to be 90. It's 88 degrees right now and partly cloudy. I should go for a walk.

James
04-22-2006, 04:24 PM
It was 43* today as I was on Canobie Lakes.... Waterslide.... :D

Jimmy B
04-22-2006, 07:55 PM
It has cooled down quite a bit from last weekend. Highs around my area are:

Brownsville -- 89
Corpus Christi -- 86
Laredo -- 97
McAllen -- 92
Victoria -- 89

A big cool down from the widespread 100-105 degrees we saw last weekend.

Roller8652
04-22-2006, 09:17 PM
I livein Lancaster NY on friday it was 81.

James
04-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Cold with rain here... Last weekend it was in the 70s... This weekend its in the 30-40s

Martin
04-23-2006, 06:22 PM
Rain is faling right now, with showers expected until clearing up around Tuesday night.

epijlh
04-23-2006, 07:38 PM
it's nice here, 62 and sunny.

Martin
04-25-2006, 04:35 PM
Right now, the sun is trying to poke through some gray clouds. I believe some evening/night showers are on the way though.

Jimmy B
04-25-2006, 06:11 PM
The dry spell is once again in full force for southern Texas. It rained for the first time, a couple of days ago, since last October. It's been like a cycle:

1995-1997: Extreme drought to the point we had to intensely restrict water use.

1998-1999: Three tropical storms plus a category-four hurricane slammed into the south Texas coast, nearly erased the preceding drought.

2000-2001: Another unusually dry pattern brought back another drought, but not quite as severe as the last one.

2002-2004: The summer and fall of 2002 brought a hyper-activity of severe weather to our area, that not only erased our decage-long drought, but kept us flooded for a long while. July 2003 brought us another hurricane, and even more rounds of severe thunderstorms came in the spring of 2004.

2005-2006: Dry spell returns yet again; with a period of no rainfall lasting seven months.

James
04-25-2006, 07:13 PM
The rain stop'd after 3 days of non-stop rain... Still cold low 40s.

JordanMullins
04-25-2006, 07:59 PM
25 degrees, getting a lot hotter, but its the usual for late April.

w00dland
04-25-2006, 08:06 PM
Temp dropped 20 degrees from yesterday to today, should be warming up again tomorrow, luckily.

Martin
04-25-2006, 08:09 PM
Those evening showers never came. The temperature is now 68 degrees according to my widget.

Cuddy
04-25-2006, 10:44 PM
36 here after an afternoon of wintry mixed precip.

VekomahangNbang
04-25-2006, 10:46 PM
Alright, we're getting a high of only 82 tomorrow and a low of 60! Might have to wear a light jacket in the morning. Plus, we're supposed to get some rain.

Martin
04-26-2006, 06:24 AM
Oh calamity, a high of only 82.

Sunny tommorrow a high 62 and a low of 46.

James
05-02-2006, 10:32 PM
Todays high was 47*... By this time of year it should be in the 60s....

Jimmy B
05-02-2006, 10:54 PM
It's great to finally escape the tyranny of cold weather last weekend in the Windy City and get back home to our normal scorching heat/humidity. :)

Forecasts this week for:

Corpus Christi, TX (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?MapType=3&site=crp&CiTemplate=1&map.x=228&map.y=169)
Laredo, TX (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?site=crp&map.x=71&map.y=182)
McAllen, TX (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?site=bro&map.x=198&map.y=195)

Martin
05-03-2006, 09:21 AM
It is 53 degrees and partly cloudy right now. Temperatures are supposed to rise to about 68 degrees.

James
05-03-2006, 08:52 PM
It rain'd all day today and doesnt seem like its going to let up anytime soon.

Martin
05-03-2006, 08:59 PM
Rain is now falling here at 63 degrees.

James
05-04-2006, 11:08 AM
:O! For the first time in like 3 days.... The rain has stop'd! And its 66*.

Martin
05-09-2006, 09:14 PM
It is 59 degrees right now, and rain has been on and off. Heavier rain is expected overnight and into tomorrow.

VekomahangNbang
05-09-2006, 09:15 PM
As some of you might know, there have been a bunch of wildfires down here, so the weather has been not so good.

Jimmy B
05-10-2006, 05:44 PM
Today, we have our second heat advisory of the year (the first one came in February).

Temperatures are in excess of 110 degrees in a large portions of south Texas. Corpus Christi set a record high today of 102 degrees with a heat index of 110. Laredo is currently at 114 degrees, with a heat index of 119. This is a bit of a heat wave even for us.....we don't usually see temps like these until July.


The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a heat advisory, in effect until 7 p.m. today.

Heat indices are ranging from 110 to 118, thanks to a combination of high temperatures and high dew points. Temperatures reportedly have reached 109 in the Rio Grande plains and the upper 90s near coastal counties.

The counties affected are: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Duval, Goliad, Jim Wells, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Webb.

The air temperature at the Corpus Christi airport was 102 degrees at 2:51 p.m. The previous high temperature for May 10 was 95 degrees. The National Weather Service urges people not to spend time outside, to drink plenty of water, to wear light-colored and light-weight clothes and spend time in an air-conditioned environment.

A heat advisory such as this one is issued whenever the heat index is expected to reach at least 110 degrees for two hours or more.


All this heat is also producing in even more severe thunderstorms around the area:


SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
434 PM CDT WED MAY 10 2006

TXC215-261-102145-
/O.CON.KBRO.SV.W.0022.000000T0000Z-060510T2145Z/
HIDALGO TX-KENEDY TX-
434 PM CDT WED MAY 10 2006

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN KENEDY AND NORTHEASTERN HIDALGO COUNTIES...

AT 434 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS REPORTED CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING DIME SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.
THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER SOUTH CENTRAL KENEDY COUNTY...NOW
CROSSING HIGHWAY 77 AS IT MOVES EAST AT 10 MPH.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.



SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
TXC297-311-102230-
/O.NEW.KCRP.SV.W.0031.060510T2131Z-060510T2230Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
431 PM CDT WED MAY 10 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL LIVE OAK COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS
NORTHEASTERN MCMULLEN COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 426 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED MILES NORTHEAST OF
TILDEN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
CALLIHAM AND CHOKE CANYON BY 450 PM CDT
SIMMONS BY 505 PM CDT

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

Martin
05-10-2006, 06:05 PM
It is overcast and 64 degrees right now. Rain is expected tonight and scattered over the next few days.

JordanMullins
05-10-2006, 08:20 PM
Cloudy, 15 degrees, it was pretty hot yesterday, more then 24 degrees at least

James
05-10-2006, 09:18 PM
Its been rain all day today.. and for the last 2... And the news is saying its not going to let up at all in the next 6-7 days!

Bowserjoe
05-10-2006, 10:01 PM
OMG, I was at the Brimfield Flea Market today from 5:30 AM until 4:00 PM! I was freezing the whole time because it was cold rain and 50 mph winds here today.

Matt M
05-10-2006, 10:56 PM
Shouldn't you be in school?

SFGadvKing
05-11-2006, 12:19 AM
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9431/rain2yb.jpg

thats a lotta rain

James R
05-11-2006, 12:35 AM
Augh, sometimes I hate Texas weather so much...
91* with 93%. Good lord, my sweat was sweating!

Right now, it's 11:30, and it's 71* with 60% Humidity...

Martin
05-11-2006, 06:43 AM
Light rain is falling right now with a temperature of 56 degrees. Showers are supposed to come in chunks that get heavy at times, and will be tampering off by Mid-Afternoon on Saturday.

Martin
05-14-2006, 09:01 PM
It is cloudy and 55 degrees right now. Some more rain is expected tonight, and scattered throughout Monday and Tuesday. The end of the week, however is looking nice with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low 70's.

w00dland
05-14-2006, 10:19 PM
I saw the sun for the first time since early Wednesday today.

For about an hour before it went back behind the clouds. Not gonna see it again until Wednesday of this week most likely.

James
05-14-2006, 10:52 PM
FLOOOOOOOOODS!
this is the park in back of my house... and me
http://www.yatpay.net/pics/06-05-14/23874.jpg

My backyard (The water is MUCH higher now)
http://www.yatpay.net/pics/06-05-14/james_backyard.jpg

VekomahangNbang
05-14-2006, 10:55 PM
^Nice shack you got there

James
05-14-2006, 11:20 PM
Well not everyone has the money to live in a mansion...

VekomahangNbang
05-16-2006, 08:01 AM
I don't live in a mansion.

Martin
05-17-2006, 06:38 AM
It is 54 degrees now. Temperatures are supposed to get up to around 70 degrees today with rain coming at around 1 pm all the way through the night.

KrazyT
05-17-2006, 07:19 AM
Its been rainy here for the past couple of days, which is weird cause it hadn't rained here in days, hopefully the rain will stop, and the sun will come back soon! although I would prefer it to be cold! but no... not in florida!

Komatz70
05-17-2006, 08:24 AM
Yeah James, sucks that the water is flooding your yard...wish we could get more of that rain.....this drought we are in here kinda sucks...hopefully that front will move out before I head north for Memorial Day...

Martin
05-19-2006, 03:35 PM
It has been pretty rainy here as well. We just had this giant downpour end a few minutes ago, and now the ready has calmed down. It is 59 degrees right now.

Jimmy B
05-19-2006, 04:55 PM
Not quite as scorching hot as it was last week, but still somewhat above normal for this time of the year:

Laredo, TX
Friday -- High 104
Saturday -- High 103/Low 74
Sunday -- 100/74
Monday -- 100/76
Tuesday -- 101/76


McAllen, TX
Friday -- 98
Saturday -- 98/72
Sunday -- 97/74
Monday -- 97/75
Tuesday -- 98/76

The NWS site seemed to be down so I typed it in. Normally, we see these temps in July and August, but for now they are 5-10 degrees above normal.

In addition, the weather will look mostly clear and tranquil through the next several days, as indicated by the following surface and 200-mb level charts.

area surface chart (http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/surface/displaySfc.php?region=abi&endDate=20060519&endTime=-1&duration=0)

200-mb chart (http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper/upaCNTR_200.gif)

As you can see, the winds are coming from the south from Mexico on the surface and the dominant ridge in the southwest are keeping the skies clear and temps on the warm side.

Cuddy
05-19-2006, 09:56 PM
Rain rain, go away...

VekomahangNbang
05-21-2006, 01:54 AM
There's still a couple fires around here. We need rain badly

Martin
05-21-2006, 09:03 PM
Some rain early today. It is 64 degrees now, and so far the week is looking very nice and sunny.

Cuddy
05-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Showers and thunderstorms and tornadoes, oh my!!

sfft_2108
05-25-2006, 09:50 PM
Hot, Hot, and Hot.

Martin
05-25-2006, 09:51 PM
It is 70 degrees right now. Showers are supposed to come tomorrow night, and part of Saturday. Sunday and Monday are looking very nice so far.

Jimmy B
05-25-2006, 10:21 PM
I could be incorrect but tornadoes were probably a negative in Ohio today.....there didn't appear to be very much in the way of wind shear in the area. There were loads of moisture and energy in the atmosphere though to fire up some severe thunderstorms.

Cuddy
05-25-2006, 10:27 PM
I like the old way that tornado warnings were issued. If a funnel cloud was spotted, then the T.W. went up. Now with all the computers, they issue Tornado Warnings "for the heck of it." :)

A funny story: I was in the Library at Kent State a few summers ago. An announcement went on the speakers that there was a tornado warning for Portage County. I laughed, I looked outside and saw SUN and BLUE SKY. So, before I humored them and hit the basement, I checked radar. The storm that gave my county the warning is on the northern border of the county. Kent is located in the west central part of Portage county.

Jimmy B
05-26-2006, 02:05 PM
They still issue a tornado warning the old-fashioned way....if the tornado or a funnel/wall cloud is spotted by storm chasers (or anyone in the area), but that can only cover so much area. With computers, the doppler radar can detect a hook echo where tornadic activity is favorable. But even with the latest tools and systems, this is never a slam-dunk process; there are always some problems:

Even with hook echos, there is no absolute certainty that tornadoes have formed. But because most of the time hooks do produce tornadoes, forecasters can't take chances....they have to play it safe and assume that there is a tornado anytime they see a hook on the radar. So there is a possibility that a tornado warning has been issued, yet not a single one has formed. And sometimes, tornadoes form even when there are no hooks spotted on radar; that is when the doppler radar can't sense anything and storm spotters out in the area are important to forecasters. So there is a lot of confusion when it comes to tornado warnings.

And you would be surprised how many people don't even know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning, which are two completely different things.

epijlh
05-26-2006, 02:52 PM
How's the weather? Crappy. It's 80 degrees out with a humidity of 87%. it is cloudy, with the sun poking through in a few places.

SFGadvKing
05-27-2006, 12:12 AM
i got some nice lightning and thunder going on right now with some downpours of rain. tomorrow we should break 90 degrees for the first time this year. deffinatly way hotter than average.

VekomahangNbang
05-27-2006, 02:42 PM
Here in San Fransisco it's pretty chilly.

orangeblue
05-27-2006, 08:23 PM
The weather is great here in Florida with high 80's low 90's and the occasional shower. This could change though in a few weeks as hurricane season starts soon :(. Luckily, the meteoroligists say that it shouldn't be as bad as last year!

Jimmy B
05-27-2006, 08:49 PM
The Atlantic season starts in a few days actually.

orangeblue
05-27-2006, 09:03 PM
^ I know (the weatherman keeps reminding us to prepare now ;) ). However it usually dosen't start to get active till early July, except for last year, but that was an odd season. Does Texas usually get hit by alot of storms? I know there was Rita last year, but is that common?

dukeandPCfan
05-27-2006, 10:41 PM
92 and sunny... perfect weather

greater charlotte's changeover from that awful, 65 degrees, colder then usual stuff to the low to mid 90s the next 10 days is much appreciated....

JordanMullins
05-27-2006, 11:01 PM
16 degrees, sunny.

In a few weeks it will be 35 and I will be burning alive!

Jimmy B
05-27-2006, 11:53 PM
Does Texas usually get hit by alot of storms? I know there was Rita last year, but is that common?


Yes it is.

We get our major share of storms, though not quite as much as Florida. We will get slammed by a hurricane at an average pace of once every other year, as well as some tropical storms that we get practically every year.

As for my area Corpus Christi, we have been very, very lucky; the last direct hit by a major hurricane was in 1970, and it was a category four storm. We've had several near misses though, and we've been directly hit by a number a tropical storms through the years.

w00dland
05-28-2006, 11:33 AM
Um, it's REALLY REALLY hot out here, for Wisconsinites.

90ish and really humid today, and I have to go to work in long pants now :(

Martin
05-29-2006, 09:34 PM
It hit 90 degrees in NYC today. Right now it is pouring with some occasional lightning though. The rest of the week looks sunny and warm.

James
05-29-2006, 09:36 PM
Here in DC its been really hot the last few days (I came from boston where its still hoodie weather.. get here and everyone is in tee shirts and shorts...)

HPStormRunner22
05-29-2006, 09:41 PM
Today reached 92 with very few clouds and no breeze. I thought it was Spring?

Martin
06-01-2006, 08:08 PM
It is pouring and lightning is flashing violently and repeatedly. The flashes of lightning are only coming a few seconds after each other and this is probably the most lightning we have seen in a single storm so far in 2006 for the NYC metropolitan area.

Roller8652
06-01-2006, 08:15 PM
On tuesday in Lancaster Ny we hit 95.

epijlh
06-01-2006, 08:44 PM
75 and sunny, but a little too humid. Then again, can anybody ever have perfect weather? it is suppposed to rain tomorrow, with a 90% chancve of t-storms, just in time for me to go camping :( .

stampeder1
06-02-2006, 12:31 AM
Observed at: Houston Hull, Texas
Elevation: 82 ft / 25 m

74 °F / 23 °C
Clear

Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers

Martin
06-02-2006, 05:27 PM
It is 68 degrees right now and it is raining crazily.

Martin
06-07-2006, 03:08 PM
Raining hard here in NYC. Rain is expected to last until Friday and then clear up on Saturday. The current temperature is 61 degrees.

Martin
06-19-2006, 02:13 PM
It was really hot and humid yesterday with temperatures up to 96 degrees. Right now it is 85 degrees and there is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for later this afternoon into the night.

Hank
06-19-2006, 02:26 PM
Sandusky area - chance of scattered showers all week, but other than that, warm and great park weather.

Cid
06-19-2006, 07:53 PM
Except for the past hour! I'm sittin here at home when suddenly its like freakin hurricane force winds outside. More wind was getting lifted off the ground and buildings than was falling, it was intense. The lightning was also pretty crazy. There only seemed to be a few strikes but the sky literally was flashing.

Its seeming to die down right now.

Hank
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
Yup! Those were really freaky, eh? I hope they're done now.

Cuddy
06-19-2006, 08:52 PM
^Sounds like those are coming my way....great.

Martin
06-20-2006, 11:00 AM
It is sunny and 75 degrees right now. I could possibly see some thundershowers later today.

coastrfreak2000
06-26-2006, 07:01 PM
It's very dark and it's raining heavily and it's about 80 degrees. It was nice in the morning , though.

I love DW
10-11-2006, 09:08 PM
Today was a high of about 65 and right now the wind is calm but probably 30 minutes ago it was blowing like crazy.

Cuddy
10-11-2006, 10:41 PM
Thunderstorms this mornign that were so much FUN to drive through. The lightning was so bright, it looked like daytime quickly. we hit a high of 65 today, now down to 55, and we are supposed to see SNOW tomorrow.

I love DW
10-12-2006, 08:25 AM
Right now it's only 40 degrees outside here. Hopefully it warms up some though.

coastrfreak2000
10-12-2006, 04:35 PM
It's snowing as I post this, which sucks since it's only October 12.

EDIT: Global Warming my a$$!

M1hockeydude
10-12-2006, 04:46 PM
Ya, we had a mini blizzard type deal last night. The snow looked like white dippin dots.

Martin
10-12-2006, 05:15 PM
Other than the pretty strong rainstorm last night, the weather has been pretty mild. It is 66 degrees right now and the weekend looks pretty good so far.

Ryan F
10-12-2006, 05:38 PM
It's bloody freezing outside.
I'm going to have to bust out the winter jacket very soon.

Jimmy B
10-12-2006, 05:39 PM
Right now, it is 94 degrees (heat index of 102 degrees) here, which is perfectly normal for mid-October in southern Texas. But it is going to cool down dramatically all the way down to 75-80 degrees range this weekend before things warm back up to normal.

coastrfreak2000
10-12-2006, 05:55 PM
^You're making me jealous.

sfft_2108
10-12-2006, 07:50 PM
^What it sucked being hott. Today I thought the cold front was suppose to come around noon, but he seemed like it got hotter. It will be here in a few hours.

Martin
10-12-2006, 07:51 PM
I find it very humorous that a cold front in parts of Texas is 75 degree weather. :p

coastrfreak2000
10-12-2006, 07:57 PM
^What it sucked being hott.

When it's literally freezing temperature (snow was falling, and puddles were forming thin ice layers on the top) weather like that wouldn't be that bad.

epijlh
10-12-2006, 08:00 PM
:eek:
It snowed. During soccer practice, it snowed for about 10 minutes. Even though Johnstown has the worst weather in the state, snow in the beginning of October is just too early.

I love DW
10-12-2006, 08:21 PM
The high today was around 65 but yesterday the high was around 80-85. I hate when weather changes like that.

Katie
10-12-2006, 08:35 PM
It's friggin COLD here!! Freeze warning for tonight low around 30.

sfft_2108
10-12-2006, 08:52 PM
I find it very humorous that a cold front in parts of Texas is 75 degree weather. :p
Well the high is going to be around 75. It will get done to like the mid 50's i belive.

Cuddy
10-12-2006, 11:40 PM
I can't wait to see an inch of snow shut down Texas ;)

It snowed, though nothing close to resembling sticking, but still, it snowed today. I'm very happy.

I love DW
10-12-2006, 11:44 PM
Right now it is 32 degrees here and were under a freeze warning. But yet two days ago or so we came close to the record high in Oct. - 86.

sfft_2108
10-13-2006, 12:12 AM
I remember when it snowed last Christmas Eve. It was cool. I doubt we see snow this year. I still can always wish. I am ready for the fall weather.

Jimmy B
10-13-2006, 12:50 AM
I can't wait to see an inch of snow shut down Texas ;)

Heck Andrew, a tenth of an inch (0.1") of snowfall is more than enough to completely shut down my city....for a couple of days :)

And don't you remember our December 2004 historic snowfall? We had that record-obliterating 3.6 inches of snow recorded. Now, you are literally going to be waiting for decades before we see any possibility for the next snowfall in our area.....probably another century.

And actually, I spoke too soon; seems they've updated our weekend forecast. After the cold front has passed us, it'll be 82 degrees here in Corpus Christi, and 86 in McAllen and Brownsville. Still a lot cooler than before, in fact our highs haven't been that cool since early March. And even after the front, overnight lows for us won't even drop below 70 degrees.

sfft_2108
10-13-2006, 01:18 PM
Yah, they said it was suppose to get in the low 60's over night, but It didn't. It feels good out side, but its not that cold. Just right.

Ryan F
10-13-2006, 03:40 PM
Well, it's a pretty big storm outside here, but The Niagra Region is worse. They've closed the Peace Bridge border crossing at Niagra Falls because Buffalo has around 60cm, and in a state of emergency. Not to mention a lot of homes around the area are without power and probably wont get it back till after the weekend.

Jimmy B
10-17-2006, 11:20 PM
Another cold front is on the way, and this cool blast will likely drop our highs below 80 degrees for the first time since March 4th of this year.

Our highs tomorrow -- before the cold front hits:
Corpus Christi: 90 degrees
Laredo: 96
Victoria: 89
McAllen: 95
Brownsville: 93

After the cold front passes, most of our area, except the extreme southern part, will probably fall short of 80 degrees for the first time in about eight months.

After the cold front:
Corpus Christi: 77
Laredo: 74
Victoria: 71
McAllen: 83
Brownsville: 82

Note: Brownsville and the rest of the extreme southern tip of Texas still have not seen sub-80 degree highs since about mid-late February.

Martin
10-21-2006, 09:59 PM
It is a calm 51 degrees in New York City at the moment. We should be seeing some rain showers tomorrow, however.

Jimmy B
10-27-2006, 02:08 AM
Warmed up fairly nicely again today around my area:

91 in Brownsville
89 in Corpus Christi
94 in Laredo
93 in McAllen

The Heat Indices got in some spots as warm as 100 degrees again.
Can't beat south Texas weather! :)
This is the time of the year when we're usually the warmest area in the nation.

Chip
10-27-2006, 02:30 AM
Denver got 4 inches of snow from about 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday. I watched it turn from rain to snow, and it kept up after I woke up.

Other parts of the state got hammered. The mountains got up to 18 inches of snow, and Colorado Spring, which is about 70 miles south, got about 1 1/2 feet.

I love DW
10-27-2006, 08:29 AM
Right now it's already 52 degrees here. But yesterday the highest tempeture was about 55.

Martin
11-01-2006, 07:11 AM
The weather is expected to be pretty mild today with a high of 64º. Rain is expected tomorrow and possibly some on Friday, but temperatures will decrease to the low-fifties and high-forties.

Jimmy B
11-02-2006, 04:52 PM
We're needing our jackets today as our high is going to fall just short of 70 degrees today and tomorrow. A cold blast from the front last night is getting us down to high of 68 degrees, which is about 15-20 degrees below normal for early November. Just the day before yesterday, it was a comfortable 91-92 degrees here. Fortunately, we'll get back to normal this weekend.

Cuddy
11-02-2006, 07:09 PM
From the rain/sleet/snow mix (with thunder and lightning) on Saturday, to highs in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday, back down to "normal" in the 30s, and lows in the 20s....ahhhh.

Ryan F
11-02-2006, 11:37 PM
Its bloody cold here.
I'm sick as hell and start my new job tomorrow....

Brian F
11-03-2006, 01:27 AM
mid 40's for highs here, and I'll be outside all day tomorrow working on my truck so that I don't have to do these things in REALLY cold weather.

Martin
11-04-2006, 04:54 PM
It is clear and crisp 45º right now. The rest of the week looks good, with the highest temperatures on Thursday at 64º.

epijlh
11-04-2006, 05:01 PM
beautiful! 37 and sunny..... a little cold for paintball...... ouch.

Martin
11-07-2006, 04:21 PM
It is 57º here in New York City and it is about to pour for a while.

I love DW
11-07-2006, 04:50 PM
It's cloudy and 55 here.

Jimmy B
11-07-2006, 05:40 PM
^^ You are looking at 48-hours of virtually continuous rainfall....caused by the unusually high dewpoints spunoff by a strong low pressure which will be just south of New York City in the next day or so.


Here, it'll be back in the mid 90s for most of our area, and around 90 degrees along the coast before the next cool down arrives this weekend.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?MapType=3&site=crp&CiTemplate=1&map.x=72&map.y=181
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?MapType=3&site=crp&CiTemplate=1&map.x=228&map.y=169
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?site=bro&map.x=197&map.y=195

Jimmy B
11-10-2006, 07:20 PM
Again we got 94 degrees this afternoon with triple-digit heat indices (103 to be precise). Another big cool down will send our highs tomorrow 10-20 degrees lower than it was today.

Martin
11-10-2006, 09:59 PM
Everything dried up after about a day, and the weather has been beautiful lately. We might see a little rain on Sunday though. The highest temperatures of the weekend will be in the low sixties.

Martin
11-13-2006, 07:19 PM
It is currently pouring and 60 in New York City. We should see some rain for the rest of tonight and some on Tuesday. Maybe a shower on Thursday, but the rest of the week looks nice.

Jimmy B
12-12-2006, 08:36 PM
After a bitter cold spell during the weekend, our temps are back to normal and looking great with a high of 77 degrees today, and this weekend is looking even better in the mid 80s for much of our area. Some spots could approach 90 degrees next week as we look forward to the Christmas.

Leo C
12-12-2006, 09:50 PM
It's been as cold as 30 degrees two Fridays ago, now the weather hovers around 50-60s in the Delaware Valley up here in the Northeast. I just talked with a lady I know today that just hates, hates Laredo, Texas with the nasty weather she experienced in the past.

I love DW
12-13-2006, 10:45 PM
For some reason it seems like the wheather is really weird this December compared to others. This past week we never got above 35 and even came close to braking a record low of 3 degrees, but today's high was around 60 and right now it's 48 and it's been like this since Sunday.

Cuddy
12-13-2006, 11:12 PM
I want my snow back, dammit! We had a nice winterstorm dump around 6 inches of the glorious whitestuff last Tuesday and Wednesday. Then temperatures hit 40 on Saturday and been at 50 since Sunday. This is late fall/early winter and December. I want my snow! :)

Jimmy B
12-13-2006, 11:36 PM
For some reason it seems like the wheather is really weird this December compared to others. This past week we never got above 35 and even came close to braking a record low of 3 degrees, but today's high was around 60 and right now it's 48 and it's been like this since Sunday.


It's not weird, it's actually normal weather pattern during the fall for temperatures to shift like that. It's called temperature inversion -- when warmer/milder air overrides the colder air; usually that kind of change (associated with a warm front) will produce some light rain or drizzle, which you may have also experienced recently.

I love DW
12-13-2006, 11:39 PM
^Yes, we have had light rain. And last week we had snow flurries, but unfortunetly the darn things didn't stick.:sadface:

Jimmy B
12-15-2006, 06:01 PM
On Saturday, we're looking at highs in the upper 80s for our area; some spots just south of us will hit 90 degrees again, and overnight lows near 70 degrees....before another storm system comes through on Monday and knocks our temps back down again.

Martin
12-16-2006, 09:38 AM
It is 45º right now in New York City. We should expect some unseasonably warm weather on Sunday and Monday with highs in the low sixties.

Jimmy B
12-18-2006, 02:10 AM
Here are some extreme southern winter climate fun facts that I thought I'd point out:

-- Miami, Florida has never fallen below freezing in its history.

-- Brownsville, Texas all-time record low temperature is 23 degrees, which happened in 1881....has not gotten that cold since then.

-- Texas boasts the only state in the nation that has recorded 100+ degree temperatures in all of the 12 calendar months. Falcon Heights, Texas has recorded highs of 101 in December, 102 in January, 104 in February, and 111 in March.

-- 90s in December and January are fairly uncommon in Texas and Florida, but we have seen it happen many times.

-- Laredo, Texas, on annual average, is the warmest city in America.

-- While it is virtually unheard of this far south, it has snowed in portions of southern Florida and Texas. Corpus Christi's previous snowfall before the (miraculous, record-obliterating 3.9 inches that fell on) Christmas Eve 2004 occured in 1941 (almost 64 years before then). On Christmas Eve 2004, the cities of McAllen and Brownsville in Texas got their first snowfall ever recorded at 1.2 inches. I was in San Antonio that day, where they got nothing, so it remains I still have yet to see snow in my lifetime -- probably won't get to see it ever. In Florida, it has snowed as far south as Cape Canaveral, Orlando, and the Tampa Bay area.

The normal January temps for Brownsville, Texas are 53 lows and 71 highs

For Miami, Florida, the normal January is 62 lows and 73 highs.

Jimmy B
12-23-2006, 06:27 PM
Right now, there are Tornado Warnings from the town of Raymondville, Texas (about 48 miles north of Brownsville) and extending north to Kingsville, Texas (30 miles SW of Corpus Christi).

Most of our area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

A surface low appeares to be stalling for a while before progressing up the Texas coast during Christmas Eve and Day. Which means we are looking at severe weather here lasting until the day after Christmas.

There is a warm front and a dry line between Corpus Christi and Bownsville. North of the front, we're currently at cold 57 and a Wind Chill of 49 degrees, while Brownsville, south of it, is at a milder 73 for their high today. After the warm front passes tomorrow, our temps should moderate closer to normal for us; Our Christmas Day forecast is 66 degrees, and continually getting milder after that as we close out the year back in mid 70s.

I love DW
12-23-2006, 06:34 PM
I was in San Antonio that day, where they got nothing, so it remains I still have yet to see snow in my lifetime -- probably won't get to see it ever.

Never seen snow, wow. I don't think that I would like that.

Unfortunetly in Southern IL. we are not going to have a white Christmas:sadface: It will be in the 50's on Christmas day. But In my life time there has been I think about 10 time we had snow on Christmas day.:*) But the other times we always see it in January.

Martin
12-23-2006, 08:22 PM
It is 53º right now in New York City. We got a nice dusting of snow late last night, but it dried up before ten o'clock the next morning.

sfft_2108
12-24-2006, 12:05 AM
Its been raining crazy today. It's probably been raining since 10 this morning. With a few times stopping.

Cuddy
12-24-2006, 12:35 AM
Jimmy, fly to Denver, I hear they got a few inches.

Jimmy B
12-29-2006, 02:50 PM
^ More like a few feet.


At this time, a surface high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is drawing more tropical moisture into our Texas coast, but there is also an upper-level low in New Mexico bringing drier heat from our west. And what this is doing is setting up another dryline condition over Texas combined with the uplift of the moist air from the surface, which means more severe weather and tornadoes happening in our area.

Take a look at the surface chart (http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/surface/displaySfc.php?region=abi&endDate=20061229&endTime=-1&duration=0) and the 500 MB chart (http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper/upaCNTR_500.gif) and notice the low pressure over the desert southwest.

Right now, several counties in Texas are under a Tornado Warning (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=fwd&wwa=tornado%20warning). Most of the state is under a tornado watch until tomorrow.

What a way to end the year.

Katie
12-29-2006, 05:48 PM
It's in the low 80's here and breezy, supposed to be that way all weekend. WOOHOO Party outside all night for the new year!

Martin
01-04-2007, 11:51 PM
It's a mild 55º here in New York City. We should see some showers tomorrow, however the high is projected to be 62º.

Saturday is expected to get up to 70º! That is very unusual for January in NYC and pretty much the whole North East is experiencing unseasonably high temperatures.

Jimmy B
01-05-2007, 01:44 AM
Tomorrow, it'll be 73 degrees for Corpus Christi, and 81 degrees for Brownsville, McAllen, and Laredo. These are just slightly warmer than normal (about +5 degrees above) for January.

Seabeacon
01-07-2007, 08:49 PM
It was 85 at 8pm tonight. It stinks! :(

Hector
01-12-2007, 10:53 AM
Hey look, it snowed in Redlands, CA last night.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/RCFreak02/Snow-001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/RCFreak02/Snow-004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/RCFreak02/Snow-022.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/RCFreak02/Snow-009.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/RCFreak02/Snow-014.jpg

Martin
01-12-2007, 04:27 PM
It is 48º right now in New York City. Rain is coming on Saturday, Sunday, and the holiday Monday as well.

pipesdrums
01-13-2007, 03:04 PM
cold....

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9497/dsc01201gw0.jpg

Cuddy
01-13-2007, 04:07 PM
Is that a car or a polar bear?

Unfortunately, we haven't seen enough snow to last a full week yet.

Jimmy B
01-13-2007, 05:12 PM
Right before the next cold front arrives tomorrow and knocks us back to jacket weather for us, it is currently 80 degrees right now with a heat index of 88 in our area.

This is the same cold front that has just crippled Oklahoma and Kansas with a half-inch of freezing rain and icy conditions.

Leo C
01-13-2007, 06:11 PM
I supposed to be wearing a jacket to watch the EAGLES game with the neighbors in the garage. It's too mild, humid.

Martin
01-13-2007, 10:09 PM
It is 51º in NYC right now. More rain coming.

Cuddy
01-14-2007, 12:44 AM
GODFORBID Jimmy...

Right now, I pray for a blizzard to cripple Texas. 8 inches ought to do. Heck, I'll take 4 inches in Northeast Ohio myself.

Jimmy B
01-14-2007, 02:11 AM
North Texas is already getting hit hard with freezing rain right now....forecasted as far south as Austin and possibly San Antonio overnight tonight (first time since four years ago they will have gotten frozen precipitation of any kind) and freezing temperatures expected briefly across central Texas early morning on Monday.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has temporarily shut down due to the freezing rain with hundreds of cancelled flights.

James R
01-14-2007, 01:37 PM
^ Jimmy's right. This week's weather is going to suck (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/golf/tenday/USTX0617?from=36hr_fcst10DayLink_golf) down here in Texas.

Jimmy B
01-14-2007, 02:46 PM
We've got one more day of mild temperatures (80 is forecast high) today before the cold front sends them close to freezing tomorrow night.

The cold front is between Corpus Christi and San Antonio, as evident earlier this morning by 48 degrees in San Antonio and 72 degrees here right before noon. We're looking at very cold lows in the upper 30s for Monday and Tuesday night and more rain during that time.

Ryan F
01-15-2007, 07:49 AM
The roads and sidewalks here are solid ice, it took me twice as long as it usually does to walk to the bus stop. Weird thing is that even though the buses got me to school in record time they were driving at a much lower speed.

It's still freezing rain outside and is expected to turn to snow later this afternoon. Finally starting to feel like a Canadian winter.

steven77
01-15-2007, 12:25 PM
Its freesing in the valleys of sothern cali. The high temperature today is 48*F and the low is 36*F. I could have snowed yesterday!

Coaster Freak
01-15-2007, 12:30 PM
The roads and sidewalks here are solid ice, it took me twice as long as it usually does to walk to the bus stop. Weird thing is that even though the buses got me to school in record time they were driving at a much lower speed.

It's still freezing rain outside and is expected to turn to snow later this afternoon. Finally starting to feel like a Canadian winter.

Finally winter has set in...and it's about time in my opinion. It seems like most commutes in Toronto are double. I only saw one car ditched this morning on the highway and it appeared to be self-inflicted.

steven77
01-15-2007, 12:32 PM
California is reaching it record low this week!

BGWfanatic
01-15-2007, 12:49 PM
we have a high of 69 today here. :D

buuut its dropping as the week goes, 30's this weekend. :(

James R
01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Hooray! My entire area of Texas is under an Ice Storm Watch. It has already precipitated sleet and freezing rain.

I think swimming practice has been canceled...

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9264/severeus277x187zt8.jpg

sfft_2108
01-15-2007, 10:55 PM
No school tomorrow for a lot of schools in the SA area.... w00t w00t. I'm waiting for the snow to come!!!

Jimmy B
01-16-2007, 12:56 AM
Schools and most businesses all over Corpus Christi are cancelled for the next two days due to the extremely cold temperatures close to freezing (38 degrees for high tomorrow, and 31 for low tomorrow night). No one wants to take any chances with the bitter cold and will wait until temperatures warm back up.

San Antonio won't get snow or sleet, but freezing rain is expected there overnight tonight.

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 11:57 AM
No snow here.... But in Kerrville in the hill country its snowing. We saw some footage on the news. Pretty cool.

Ryan F
01-16-2007, 12:39 PM
Schools and most businesses all over Corpus Christi are cancelled for the next two days due to the extremely cold temperatures close to freezing (38 degrees for high tomorrow, and 31 for low tomorrow night). No one wants to take any chances with the bitter cold and will wait until temperatures warm back up.
Schools and buisnesses closed just because of the cold? I wish it was like that when I was in high school. We had to suck it up and walk or wait in the below freezing temperatures to get to school.

Today, for example, it's -10*C but feels like -18*C (14*F feels like 0*F), and it's just going to get colder...I wish it was 38 or 31 degrees here.

Coaster Freak
01-16-2007, 01:10 PM
I must admit that it is sometimes humorous when areas not used to getting cold weather has to deal with a cold snap...although that doesn't go for when people lose their lives or have to deal with significant property damage.

I must say that so far this has been the oddest North American winter in a number of years.

addict2sobe728
01-16-2007, 01:18 PM
I hate my weather. IT WON'T SNOW!!! I think God is mad at Virginia.

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 01:43 PM
Schools and buisnesses closed just because of the cold? I wish it was like that when I was in high school. We had to suck it up and walk or wait in the below freezing temperatures to get to school.

Today, for example, it's -10*C but feels like -18*C (14*F feels like 0*F), and it's just going to get colder...I wish it was 38 or 31 degrees here.
Yah, but we can take the heat unlike yall.... We wont get out of school because its hot. We are not use to it and its best that we don't mess with it because we are unfamiliar with it. We haven't had to deal with it so we don't know how to react. It's not like this happens all the time.

Jimmy B
01-16-2007, 03:54 PM
We need a jacket down here when it falls below 60 degrees F (16 degrees C), so you can imagine what temps close to freezing are doing to us. I don't think I've ever experience anything below 25 degrees F in my lifetime. That's how used to it I am.

^ On the flip side, as sfft_2108 pointed out, I can easily handle 100 degrees (plus our humidity loads) in long-sleeve and long pants for several hours.....something we experience most of the year.

CP Maverick
01-16-2007, 05:51 PM
its 20*F [-7*C] here and I didn't have any problems handling heat in long sleeves and jeans... it acutally insulates the body to keep it away from the high air temps and sun rays...

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 06:01 PM
Well you may be able to handle it but I know probably a lot other people cant. As for us, its cold out side to US regardless of how cold yall experience it.

James R
01-16-2007, 06:01 PM
Hooray! There is ice on my car at 4PM! Well, that is not a good thing to drive in, but it is kind of exciting to see! It is supposed to "snow" later on tonight, either Snow or Sleet... In south Texas, it's the same thing.

Hope everyone drives safely!

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 06:28 PM
Both of our cars/trucks outside have ice all over them and we have a lot ice in our trees. I don't know if we have school tomorrow yet. I think It might get even worst tonight. So I think it might get canceled tomorrow. Yippy!!

CP Maverick
01-16-2007, 06:46 PM
Yeah my car is covered in snow... do any of you even own a snow brush?

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 06:57 PM
No. I don't own a snow brush...

Jimmy B
01-16-2007, 09:13 PM
do any of you even own a snow brush?

What the heck is that? :confused:
Never heard of it. lol


And let me clarify: there hasn't been any snow or sleet falling in Texas, it's rain and freezing rain (also called ice storm) -- and yes, there are considerable differences among all those forms of precipitation.

It's all just rain here in Corpus Christi (my area), but it is freezing rain farther north around the Houston and San Antonio areas (James R's and sfft_2108's areas respectively).

coastrfreak2000
01-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Right now it's about -10*C and there is a light snow falling. I can here the snow plows going by.

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Well the weather people showed footage of snow in the hill country and all that. I think It is snow. But who cares!!! No school tomorrow either!! w00t w00t!!

CP Maverick
01-16-2007, 09:30 PM
My ex from Texas only remembers snow once in her life and it scared her cuz she was really little. :)

Jimmy B
01-16-2007, 09:35 PM
^^ Actually never mind, you are right, there is a bit of light snow over the Dallas/Fort Worth area, parts of north Texas, and on the higher elevations in the hill country....will happen tonight only. First snowfall in at least five years or so in central Texas.

sfft_2108
01-16-2007, 09:51 PM
Yah, first snow in Central Texas in 5 years, but it did snow in south central texas (South Of SA) 2 Christmas Eve's ago. Its just raining and sleeting and icy everywhere here.

Martin
01-17-2007, 06:47 AM
It is 19º in NYC right now. The high today is only supposed to get up to 28º. I am still waiting for a significant snowfall over here.

Thrillboy
01-17-2007, 12:06 PM
visciously cold I hate ny haha

James R
01-17-2007, 03:35 PM
I had no school today! It is a joy!
There is ice everywhere, hope everyone drives safely!

epijlh
01-17-2007, 07:39 PM
The weather is so weird. 22*F and snow in January? Weird. huh? I was getting used to the temperate weather. Tonight's low is 13, with the highest this week being 29*. O what joy....

sfft_2108
01-17-2007, 08:02 PM
I had no school today! It is a joy!
There is ice everywhere, hope everyone drives safely!
Same here. It seems that here in the south it doesn't get cold till Jan-March. But the weather we have had the past 3 or 4 days is like no other. Ice everywhere. A lot of our trees are covered with ice and are the limbs are touching the ground. Everything is melting right now, tho it seems like its still raining because all of the water. I think I will be going back to school tomorrow after this 5 day weekend!!

Jimmy B
01-17-2007, 08:23 PM
The weather is so weird. 22*F and snow in January? Weird. huh? I was getting used to the temperate weather. Tonight's low is 13, with the highest this week being 29*. O what joy....

So where are you located?

Cuddy
01-17-2007, 08:33 PM
How much snow did you get, CP_Maverick? Down in Kent, we only got about 2 inches or so.

To those not familiar with snow terminology, a snow brush is an implement many car owners have to brush the snow off their cars during this season. Many brushes also have a scraper on the other end so that frost/ice can be removed from the windows. For a picture of one...do an image google of snowbrush;)

sfft_2108
01-17-2007, 08:44 PM
Thanks for clearing that up AP. I kinda had the same idea but was not quite sure.

CP Maverick
01-17-2007, 08:45 PM
I had about 4-5 inches accumulate up here... Luckily I didn't have to go anywhere yesterday cuz my rear tires are kinda worn down

I love DW
01-17-2007, 09:29 PM
Well yesterday it snowed here:*) but unfortunately very little stuck. Then the sun came out about noon and melted the little that did stick.:sadface: But it is supposed to snow again Sunday but they haven't said how much yet, so I'm still hopefully for a day that we have snow covering the ground.:D

Martin
01-21-2007, 08:16 AM
It is 19º in New York City right now with clear skies. The high temperature today is 34º.

Chip
01-21-2007, 04:05 PM
It's been cold lately. We got a dusting of snow last night and three nights ago. Before the snowfall three nights ago, there was freezing rain. I've never driven in any weather before (except fog on Thanksgiving), and black ice makes me crap my pants.

The snowfall last night just made the area look pretty. The roads are clear, but there's a freezing rain warning. I hope I can make it to work tomorrow.

Jimmy B
02-02-2007, 06:59 PM
I'd like to wish the Central Florida area a speedy and successful recovery after being battered by severe weather, which took 19 people.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16940788/

I noticed widespread Tornado Watches were administered several hours before the storms battered the area.

I love DW
02-02-2007, 08:30 PM
I would also like to send out a prayer for those who lost love ones in the recent tornado's in Florida.



Currently here it is 18 degrees and we still have left over snow from the Wednesday night to Thursday morning snow. We got about 2 inches of the white stuff which was are first accumulation of the winter and hopefully not our last.:*)

Hank
02-02-2007, 08:35 PM
A Polar Bear cub asked his dad, "Dad, are you sure I'm a Polar Bear?" The dad answered, "Yes, son, you are 100% Polar Bear. Why do you ask?" The cub responded, "Beacuse I'm freakin' cold!"

10 degrees out now, with a -2 wind chill - and it will be colder tomorrow and Sunday with wind chills of -20 to -30.

The groundhog didn't see his shadow today 'cause he was smart and didn't come out of his warm residence!

Martin
02-02-2007, 10:18 PM
It's 35º and raining in NYC right now. We had a coating of snow earlier and now some rain on top of that, so things are pretty messy out there.

epijlh
02-02-2007, 11:51 PM
Feels like 3* with the wind chill. Snowy and windy, 33mph gusts to be exact. Not too friendly. Oh well, I can always look ahead to the 5* high on Monday...

Jimmy B
02-03-2007, 12:24 AM
We have also been well below normal here in south Texas. For most of the last three weeks, our highs have failed to even reach 60 degrees, and normally we are right around 70 degrees for early February in Corpus Christi and 73 in Brownsville.

Thankfully, that streak comes to an end as we'll finally hit 70 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. :)

And for those of you up north that don't like the cold weather, move down here (or to Phoenix, AZ or Florida). You'll enjoy our tropical climate lots better, and you'll never have to deal with snow ever! ;)

I love DW
02-03-2007, 01:32 AM
and you'll never have to deal with snow ever! ;)

I rather have snow, I personally enjoy it, and I think that it would be odd not to have it around in the winter months.:*) Especially a warm Christmas that would feel really odd. This year it was in upper 50's and felt weird. But I could understand it if you were use to the warmth.

Cuddy
02-03-2007, 03:34 AM
Currently it is 4 degrees with a windchill of 8 below. Winds out of the southwest at 4 mph. I may have to add an extra blanket on my bed when I go to sleep.