Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

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Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

Another "cool" front blew through Indy last night with a reinforcing short of cool air.  Lots of wind and temps today in the 60's.  Maybe some light frost tomorrow.  We are still way down in the rainfall department but we got half an inch Wed. afternoon and that was as much as we received in all of August! 

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Re: Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

That is some really horrible weather!

We'll be in the 40's tonight, instead of the light freeze that was predicted; but rain is coming.

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17 here now and temp still dropping.

 

Anybody try putting up Christmas lights with  a 10-15 degree chill factor? Probably not that stupid. Smiley Very Happy

 

Bought a couple 18' clear "Crystal light cords" with blue lights and ran it around the edge of the canopy where wife parks her Jeep. Thought I'd try and cheer her up. Once the plastic light cord hit the cold it was like trying to uncoil 1/2" stiff copper tubing. It wasn't too bad since dressed for below zero weather but had to take my gloves off to tape it to the plastic. Wow, and had to keep running in and put my hands in front of heater.

 

Guess those squirrels were right about a cold Winter in gathering all the nuts so early. Smiley Wink

 

We're running about 20 degrees below normal. High temps should be about 44 instead of 24. Smiley Sad

 

 

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Mostly Cloudy
23° F | 9° F
Partly Cloudy
27° F | 22° F
Chance of Snow
38° F | 27° F
Mostly Cloudy
38° F | 32° F
Snow Showers
34° F | 14° F
Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Chance of Snow
30% chance of precipitation
Mostly Cloudy Snow Showers
70% chance of precipitation
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Seems like a good part of the country is having below normal temps, and technically winter doesn't start till the 21st.

Here's what we have to look forward to, note the bottom falls out Sunday night.:smileysad:

 

 

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -4. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -1. South southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 25. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. West southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy and blustery, with a low around 21.

Sunday: A chance of snow. Cloudy and blustery, with a high near 21.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and blustery, with a low around 2.

Monday: Sunny and cold and blustery, with a high near 9.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -5.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 12.

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Uni - Look out!  Accuweather.com is painting the potential for a major snowstorm and maybe even a blizzard - setting up somewhere in the Midwest!  They have not mentioned amounts BUT their "first cut" map showed the heaviest snow, right down the  I-70 corridor, straight across both of our bailiwicks and pushing through to PA.  Of course, things could change between now and then BUT I remember the forecast the day before the Blizzard of 78, "Rain or Snow High 35.'  That is what Indy's forecast is for Sunday.   Smiley Surprised

 

 

Speaking of snow, a fellow radio hobbyist in London, Ontario has noted that they have tripled their normal December snowfall in just the past 3 days.  By today, they should have 140 cm of snow, or 55" on the ground.  Smiley Surprised It must be Lake Huron Lake Effect snow.

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Yeah, saw that same forecast Dave and we've been lucky about getting bypassed by the snow storms here. Even if we don't have a blizzard temps around 32-35 are not good with lots of moisture above.

 

I remember the blizzard of '78' well but seems like ice storms are even more disastrous. My furnace went out in the '78' blizzard but I was totally w/o power for 8 days with last major ice storm. Flip a coin on what's worse but I'd have to say ice. Smiley Sad

 

Guess we need to start hoarding food/supplies for whatever comes. LOL. Really need to install my snow plow/frame on my lawn tractor which is a real pain.

 

Believe all the northern states, along the Great Lakes, have been hit hard by snow. Some parts of NY have almost 4' of snow.

 

http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/576156.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I agree 100% that ice is much worse.  Indiana has been hit hard by Ice Storms but areas about 100 miles south of here (I-64 corridor) have seen them more often.  

 

Snowstorms are bad in Indianapolis because unless it is over 8" or so (the city says 6") they will not plow any neighborhood streets.  What they wind up doing is what I call "ram plowing" the main roads by driving the trucks like 40-45 mph down the main streets and they wind up sealing off the neighborhood streets under a 2 foot tall berm of hard, chunky snow.  Been doing it like that for years.  When I was in college, I lived a few miles out and I hung out with a buddy that lived in Indianapolis.  6 weeks after the snow melted off the grass, roads and such, the side streets STILL had ice and snow packs on them!  Lazy city!

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Brrrrrr.  It dropped down to 12.2 degrees under clear sky last night.  Had to get up early today for a doctor appointment.  Alfie did not have any desire to go his walk in temperature that cold.  So we just strolled around the yard and he got his "jobs" done near home. 

 

HOWEVER......I really should not gripe.  We lived in Central Iowa from 1966 to 1984.  It was a period of miserable winters.  This Kansas bred boy had never seen 25 degrees BELOW zero until then.  When it started snowing .....from the middle of November to the usual thaw in late January we folks in the residential areas would never see bare street pavement.....just packed snow cover.  At times the snow would get so deep that my snow blower could not heave it high enough to get it over the drifts and it would fall back onto the driveway or sidewalk.  I really cannot find adequate words to describe how I felt about having to go out at 6:30 AM and -20 to -25 degrees with 20 to 25 mph winds to remove snow from our driveway and sidewalks.  It gave new meaning to the word MISERABLE.  But here in the Kansas City area we are just far enough south that we have not experienced those kinds of winters.  I think the natural warming cycle that we're in right now has helped.  I'm sure things will swing back the other way in a few years.

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I thought -20F was as cold as it would get it here in Indy but in 1994 it got to -27 with -60 wind chill.  My late ex-son in law had his Pontiac Grand Am's horn start blowing by itself at 2 AM.  My 1986 Toyota van was the only vehicle that started between our two houses.  c-c-c-cold.

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Uni - I was browsing through the NOAA Indianapolis website and clicked on "Forecast discussion."  Below is what I copied from it regarding the potential big snowstorm.  This was written on Monday - their system is slow to refresh.  Anyway - What that tells me is it is a good chance that it will happen but he / she (the forecaster) doesn't want to get burned if it doesn't happen or is not as severe as it sounds.

 

FOCUS IS ON CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE PERIOD. MODELS

ARE SIMILAR SO TOOK A BLEND. THE 06Z GFS AND THE 00Z ECMWF SHOWED

A BIG STORM FOR NEXT WEEKEND...BUT AM NOT READY TO BELIEVE IT

QUITE YET GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTIES THAT FAR OUT.

 

 

 

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Dave, just saw the local forecast for the Midwest and there calling for blizzard type conditions on Sunday for IL, Indiana and the Northern 1/3 of Ohio. It may, or may not, hit Central Ohio. But they are calling for snow and high winds here.

 

Yeah, I also remember that 1994 cold snap well. Per wiki for Columbus, OH:

The coldest temperature ever recorded was −22 °F (−30 °C), occurring on January 19, 1994.

 

One of the reasons I remember it was my mom and step-dad (previous one) lived in Daytona Beach and flew up here on the above date. It was 85 when they left and -20 when they arrived. I had to help my 80 year old step-dad from the car to the house in the wind/snow. The first thing he said was, "why the he_ _ did we come here!". Smiley Very Happy

 

Believe I've mentioned the above story/situation before. Guess I shouldn't laugh because a -105 temp drop has to be hard on anybody, especially an 80 year old. Smiley Sad

 

 

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Uniblurb3 wrote:

17 here now and temp still dropping.

 

Anybody try putting up Christmas lights with  a 10-15 degree chill factor? Probably not that stupid. Smiley Very Happy

 

Bought a couple 18' clear "Crystal light cords" with blue lights and ran it around the edge of the canopy where wife parks her Jeep. Thought I'd try and cheer her up. Once the plastic light cord hit the cold it was like trying to uncoil 1/2" stiff copper tubing. It wasn't too bad since dressed for below zero weather but had to take my gloves off to tape it to the plastic. Wow, and had to keep running in and put my hands in front of heater.

 

Guess those squirrels were right about a cold Winter in gathering all the nuts so early. Smiley Wink

 

We're running about 20 degrees below normal. High temps should be about 44 instead of 24. Smiley Sad

 

 

 

WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Mostly Cloudy
23° F | 9° F
Partly Cloudy
27° F | 22° F
Chance of Snow
38° F | 27° F
Mostly Cloudy
38° F | 32° F
Snow Showers
34° F | 14° F
Mostly CloudyPartly CloudyChance of Snow
30% chance of precipitation
Mostly CloudySnow Showers
70% chance of precipitation

 


Seems to me you were the nut in this case. Luckily the squirrels didn't try to hide you away.  Smiley WinkSmiley Very Happy

 

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Smiley Very Happy Yeah, really OUfan. Smiley Wink

 

Put more lights up yesterday but just around large yard bushes which was fairly easy. It's now or never with the snows coming and makes the "hammer" happy. LOL. It actually seemed like the day got warmer towards dusk. Was supposed to hit 9 this morning according to the weather guessers but 20 now instead. Way off and we'll see if it hits 5 next week since calling for real cold weather after Sun snow/wind.

 

Speaking of squirrels. Have a big ole metal Coleman cooler on back porch for feeding the birds from. Filled it up yesterday and noticed bird food coming out of the bottom/end. Squirrels ate the plastic drain plug to get to the bird food and nowhere to be found. Fitting name - bushy tailed rats. Smiley Wink

 

edit: Smiley Very Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love the cartoon.   If you can go to a hardware store or a sporting goods store and find a bottle of fox urine you can keep the squirrels away.  In your case just sprikle a few drops around your bird feeder and they won't come within 50 yards of it.

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Not sure if that would work since there's foxes around here and the squirrels are well aware of it. One red fox, who lives near my house, is so brazen he will sit on top of a hill overlooking my yard and bark at my son's huge Mastiff, and Charlie, my big Newfoundland. I really need to get a video/with sound of him because I've never seen a fox bark like a dog so much. Does it day or night and has been around for a year or two. I could give fox urine a try but would be afraid Charlie would go nuts and lick it up. Yuk! Smiley Very Happy

 

The squirrels around here are relentless. I've even sprayed the wiring, vacuum hoses and underhood insulation with "Shot-Gun Hot Pepper Wax Animal Repellent" (w/capasipcin) on my vehicles. Seems to have no effect on them and note they show a photo of a squirrel on the front of the bottle in the link.

 

When they were chewing/removing the underhood insulation on my son's Toyota Supra I soaked the insulation with this spray. That did not stop them and they still took the insulation home for their den nesting material. Go figure.... Smiley Sad

 

 

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Our local meteorologist (Angela on WISH-TV) showed four possible scenarios, last night at 11.  Two tracks had the Low Pressure center move up the Ohio River and veer NE at Cincy.  This would put the heavy snow over Central IL and IN and then jog NE and head toward Toledo, missing you.  One track had the low up by Chicago which would put us in more of a rain / freezing rain event and one track kept the storm in Tennessee which would give us all an inch or two of snow and bitter cold.  So who knows.  Someone will get snowed in, somewhere!

 

EDIT - Accuweather seems to have the heavy brunt of the snow further NORTH.  HOWEVER - at nay rate, a major cold spell is still forecast to hit next week with lows below zero.

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