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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ACE - Master

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The forecasters here have also been protecting their behinds with lots of disclaimers.  Seems they just can't nail down the route that the big weather system coming from the west will take.  But my wife and I are ready.  The pantry is full and I have my trusty can opener all oiled and ready to go.Smiley Wink

 

When Alfie and I hit the trail this morning it was 42 degrees.  WOW! A real heat wave.  But our winds have picked up so I still wore my cap with ear flaps, my hoody and my leather jacket with the collar turned up.  I'm a wimp.  I admit it.  But Alfie loves the chilly weather.  Only thing that would make him happier would be a nice thick layer of snow for him to romp through and stick his nose into.

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ACE - Master

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It wasn't 42 here this morning but with my long sleeve pullover (and no coat / jacket) it was bearable as I had my boy, Gizzie out for his 10 minute run.  Phil, Alfie and Gizzie must be cut from the same cloth.  Gizzie loves the snow and cold but hates hot weather!  He bites at the snow and normally eats a little of it as he must think that it's "play food."

 

If you recall my mentioning a buddy that lives in London, Ontario and his 55 inches of snow from Monday - Wednesday.  He told me that is more snow than they got all of last year - combined.  He also related that the Lake Effect "streamer" finally moved East and started pelting Woodstock, Ontario (just 30 miles East) with snowfall at the rate of 3" per hour.  By then, he had bright sunshine.  Also 30 miles to his west, they had NO snow on the ground and actually had a grass fire along the 401!  Unreal.  He may get in on this big weekend snowstorm, too.

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ACE - Master

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We had high reading of 53.2 degrees today.  Really nice.  But look out this coming weekend....if the forecasters are right.

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We have a cold front coming through on Saturday but back into the 70s on Wednesday.  I wish this weather would make up it's mind instead of the roller coaster we've been on. 

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Professor

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As of right now, the big storm predicted for the weekend is expected to track through Iowa and Wisconsin so the heavy snow will stay well north of Chicago, rain, sleet and freezing drizzle here. Bears and Pats are playing at Soldier Field on Sunday, high temp is supposed to be 17, dropping to 3 at night with winds gusting to 40 mph. Should be interesting.

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ACE - Master

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jfw wrote:

As of right now, the big storm predicted for the weekend is expected to track through Iowa and Wisconsin so the heavy snow will stay well north of Chicago, rain, sleet and freezing drizzle here. Bears and Pats are playing at Soldier Field on Sunday, high temp is supposed to be 17, dropping to 3 at night with winds gusting to 40 mph. Should be interesting.


That is why the meteorologists held off on "Gloom and Doom" forecasts in our area.  The original thinking was that the storm was going to track up the Ohio River - putting the heaviest snow from Springfield, IL, thru Indy and hooking up to Lake Erie.  Now it appears that the storm will track across N. Ill and Indiana which indeed puts the heaviest snow in Wisconsin.

 

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Professor

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Fingers crossed that the storm doesn't change to a track further south or we'll get dumped on. Not looking forward to the artic blast after the storm passes.... I HATE WINTER!

 

 

 

Graphical depiction of the weather story for today.

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ACE - Master

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Looks like it is moving even further North!  Some co-workers are on Travel orders and are scheduled to leave Fort McCoy, WI on Sunday.  I think I would try to get out a day sooner.............

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Professor

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With the high winds and bitter cold temps expected, I wouldn't be surprised to see blizzard contitions in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Professor

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Looks like the weekend weather here is rapidly deteriorating. :smileysad:

 

 

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
AND NORTHEAST ILLINOIS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 INCHES...BUT STRONG WINDS
COULD PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING.

* HAZARDS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH...BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITY...BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS TO AROUND
25 BELOW ZERO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS...VISIBILITY OF LESS THAN A QUARTER
MILE AT TIMES...FALLING BRANCHES AND POWERLINES...FROSTBITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WINTER STORM WATCH IS MEANT TO ADDRESS A VARIETY OF HAZARDS
INCLUDING SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...STRONG WIND
GUSTS...AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS.

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

Next Friday is supposed to be 75 degrees - woot!

 

-Wendy

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ACE - Master

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They already have a Winter Weather Advisory for Central IL and that seems just due to the whiteout conditions and not actual snowfall, as they are only expecting an inch. Smiley Surprised But I have seen a 1-2" snow whip into blinding white outs and 3' mini drifts. Smiley Sad

 

From the Central IL NWS Site:

 

* IMPACTS...WHILE SNOWFALL WILL REMAIN MINIMAL WITH THIS WINTER
  STORM SYSTEM...THE COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG WINDS...BLOWING
  SNOW...AND BITTERLY COLD WIND-CHILLS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  CONDITIONS. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. Smiley Surprised
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Professor

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wendigo wrote:

Next Friday is supposed to be 75 degrees - woot!

 

-Wendy


Thanks for rubbing it in, Wendy. :smileyvery-happy:

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Expert

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

Same temp in Houston, but another Arctic front is on its way. Smiley Mad

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Arctic front?  Try living with arctic conditions for months.

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