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Re: Weather!

Post by BDanielMayfield » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:42 pm

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:We haven't had any winter to speak of here in our part of Colorado.
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=91517 wrote: It’s Cold—And Hot—in North America
January 4, 2018

<<It is frigid in much of Canada and the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Daily low-temperature records have dropped like snowflakes. New Year’s polar plunges have been canceled due to the cold, and many people in the Southeast are in a battle to keep their pipes from freezing.

In the Western U.S., Alaska, Europe, and Asia—not so much. December and January have been abnormally warm for most of the world. People in California have been worrying about wildfires in what should be the wet season, and Alaskans are ice skating in T-shirts.

This temperature anomaly map is based on data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. It shows land surface temperatures (LSTs) from December 26, 2017 to January 2, 2018, compared to the 2001–2010 average for the same eight-day period. Red colors depict areas that were hotter than average; blues were colder than average. White pixels were normal, and gray pixels did not have enough data, most likely due to excessive cloud cover. Note that it depicts land surface temperatures, not air temperatures. Land surface temperatures reflect how hot the surface of the Earth would feel to the touch in a particular location. They can sometimes be significantly hotter or cooler than air temperatures. (To learn more about LSTs and air temperatures, read: Where is the Hottest Place on Earth?)

The map of North America underscores one of the realities of weather—when a cold snap hits one region, warmth often bakes another one. A giant meander (or Rossby wave) in the jet stream is the common thread that connects the warm weather west of the Rockies with the chill east of them. As the crest of a Rossby wave—a ridge—pushed unusually far toward Alaska in December, it dragged warm tropical air with it. In response, the other side of the wave—a trough—slid deep into the eastern United States, bringing pulses of dense, cold Arctic air south with it. The Rocky Mountains have boxed in much of the coldest, densest air, serving as a barrier between the cold and warm air masses.>>
It has been "comparatively balmy" here in Eastern Idaho. It is only 24F now and it got above freezing yesterday (rare for January I'm told). There's been little snow to have to shovel too. This has made our relocation much easier than we expected.

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Re: Weather!

Post by rstevenson » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:11 pm

Winter storms don't always bring snow. Here along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, the storm that dumped snow elsewhere over the northeast US and the eastern provinces of Canada was just a day of near-hurricane force winds with some rain. Of course, that can have consequences too. Here's two pics, the first from Google Maps, a satellite view of Conrad's Road atop a sandbar which forms the popular Queensland Beach. The second pic is what that road looks like after the storm.

Human beans love taking the easy way out, and paving a sandbar no doubt seemed sensible decades ago, but it makes no sense now to keep repairing this road for the convenience of a few locals who might have to drive an extra kilometre if it were blocked off.

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Re: Weather!

Post by owlice » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 pm

ABOVE FREEZING!!!! Hallelujah, yahoo, and woo-hoo!!!!!!
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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:49 pm

Sky water falleth, this confuseth the desert people
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:49 pm

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geckzilla wrote:
Sky water falleth,
this confuseth the desert people
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Re: Weather!

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 am

geckzilla wrote:Sky water falleth, this confuseth the desert people
We have a forecast on Wednesday for either some snow or some rain. Sky water in January. That mightily confuseth those of us dwelling two miles above sea level.
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Re: Weather!

Post by bystander » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

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GOES-16 Satellite Tracks East Coast Storm | NASA | 2018 Jan 04
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:22 pm

bystander wrote:
GOES-16 Satellite Tracks East Coast Storm | NASA | 2018 Jan 04
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis ... _storm.gif

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis ... 0_snow.gif
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 pm

There's a lot of snow in most of northern Sweden right now. In the tiny picture at left you can see a 6-year-old girl playing in the snow outside her house. That big shiny globe right next to her is the streetlamp.

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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:05 pm

March 1, 2018 in Malmö.
Picture: Lars Brundin.
This is what March 2018 looks like in Malmö. :(

I just read somewhere that some meteorologist thought that winter may continue throughout March in Scandinavia. :( :(

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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:05 pm

This is what March 2018 looks like in Malmö. :(

I just read somewhere that some meteorologist thought that winter may continue throughout March in Scandinavia. :( :(
The Arctic Ocean is exceptionally warm (due to global warming sea ice melt).

This results in easterly winds over Siberia making Europe exceptionally cold.

(I.e., this is your global warming winter/spring future...enjoy.)
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Re: Weather!

Post by rstevenson » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:41 pm

Weirdly, after nearly setting records for snowfall last year, Halifax, Nova Scotia has only 18cm so far this winter. Most peculiar, but very welcome. And that monster storm that just hit New England is staying south of us as it passes out to sea!

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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:53 am

People diving into the Strait of Öresund on April 8, 2018.
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Here in Malmö, winter was mild until about February 22. After that, the cold hit us like a careering truck. In many parts of Sweden, this March has been the coldest one for a hundred years.

But Saturday was mild, and yesterday was quite warm in the sunshine. Me and my friend went hiking some thirty kilometers from Malmö and looked at butterflies and early spring flowers. But some guys in Malmö did more than that. They had this year's first swim in the Strait of Öresund, between Malmö and Copenhagen. I guess the water temperature was about, oh, 6oC?

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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:28 pm

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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 am

Art, you posted another video without giving us a hint on what it is about. I'm sorry to say that I never watch a video that someone has suggested to me without explaining what it is about, or explaining why I should see it. Okay, your video is about weather, but that is not enough to make me interested.

But, weather. We have had the hottest May on record in Sweden. The average day-and-night May temperature in Malmö is between 13 and 14 oC. This May, it has been between 16 and 17 oC.

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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:40 pm

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Ann wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 am

Art, you posted another video without giving us a hint on what it is about. I'm sorry to say that I never watch a video that someone has suggested to me without explaining what it is about, or explaining why I should see it. Okay, your video is about weather, but that is not enough to make me interested.
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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:06 pm

neufer wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:40 pm
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Ann wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 am

Art, you posted another video without giving us a hint on what it is about. I'm sorry to say that I never watch a video that someone has suggested to me without explaining what it is about, or explaining why I should see it. Okay, your video is about weather, but that is not enough to make me interested.
See if I'll do as you say.

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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:16 am

But hey, thanks for being you, Art! I'd sure, sure miss you if you left!

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Re: Weather!

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am

We have a big storm right now and Magic is very afraid of lightning; so she joined me here in the computer room! Normally she is shy around me; ( quite a mama's dog)! Hopefully a good bonding for us! 8-)
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:46 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am

We have a big storm right now and Magic is very afraid of lightning; so she joined me here in the computer room! Normally she is shy around me; ( quite a mama's dog)! Hopefully a good bonding for us! 8-)
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Re: Weather!

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:41 am

Hail did a number on my tomato plants; Look like they will recover though! Getting quite a bit of hot days and rainy nights, the last few days! :shock:
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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm

I confess amusement that Art managed to cause Ann to express even that she felt even the slightest annoyance.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm

I confess amusement that Art managed to cause Ann to express even that she felt even the slightest annoyance.
She's been none too pleased over my views on the Bard:

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 97#p282664

Views for this thread are now at 235,396 !
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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:14 am

neufer wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 pm
geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm

I confess amusement that Art managed to cause Ann to express even that she felt even the slightest annoyance.
She's been none too pleased over my views on the Bard:

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 97#p282664

Views for this thread are now at 235,396 !
Well, no one's really pleased in that thread. It is a place of disgruntlement.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.