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Re: Weather!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:21 pm

It just doesn't get much better than autumn in the Colorado Rockies.
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Re: Weather!

Post by rstevenson » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:46 pm

Oh, I don't know. It's pretty nice around here too. :)
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Re: Weather!

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:03 pm

rstevenson wrote:Oh, I don't know. It's pretty nice around here too. :)
It is. Nice just about everywhere, I think.
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
It is. Nice just about everywhere, I think.
Washington, D.C., is awash with the remnants of T.S. Karen.
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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:53 pm

Karen remnants are probably still preferable to heat and mosquitoes.
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Re: Weather!

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:58 am

We are getting rained on this morning! 8-)
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Re: Weather!

Post by Beyond » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:28 pm

Out in the sticks of Connecticut, we had a b-b-bit of a f-f-frost :!: BBRRR Image
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Re: Weather!

Post by mjimih » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:13 am

Getting a long overnight/overdue soaking here just in time to replenish/recharge the soil before it starts freezing up.
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Re: Weather!

Post by BMAONE23 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:10 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:It just doesn't get much better than autumn in the Colorado Rockies.
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What is the White Stuff surrounding the edge of the lake in the first image??
White stuff is foreign to me!

Looks like the beginning of Icing Over.

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Re: Weather!

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:00 am

BMAONE23 wrote:Chris,
What is the White Stuff surrounding the edge of the lake in the first image??
White stuff is foreign to me!

Looks like the beginning of Icing Over.
No ice. It was probably 40°F that day, very nice and warm in the Sun. We've had a few nights below freezing, but nothing cold enough yet to ice over ponds, even at the edges. The white stuff is seed fluff from thistles and other asters, blowing around and piling up around the edges.

Today did seem a bit like winter- temperatures in the 20s and a frozen fog riming the trees (that's very unusual for here). We tried to take the school kids up to the top of Pikes Peak, but the weather became too bad as we went up. Made it to about 12,000 feet (the summit is 14,115 feet) before the road got icy. That was treeline, so they got to see the alpine tundra- while it was snowing, and the temperature was less than 10°F.
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Re: Weather!

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:07 pm

It' has been rather cool here; temperatures ranging from 30's to 50's! It hasn't froze yet; but it will pretty soon; I'm sure! :)
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Post by wonderboy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:02 pm

was cold here this morning. 6 degrees. but it soon warmed up when I saw my first ever sundog :-). Happy Hapy Happy.
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Re: Weather!

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:17 am

We had our first freeze of the season this morning!
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Re: Weather!

Post by neufer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:59 am

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We had our first freeze of the season this morning!
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Re: Weather!

Post by BMAONE23 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:14 pm

Is that Pluto from Charon, or Charon from Pluto?

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Re: Weather!

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:51 pm

Woke up to cold (20°F) and snow this morning. This is the view off our deck. Ended up getting an inch of accumulation. The Sun is out now and it's warmed to above freezing, and most of the snow is gone. A promising start to what we hope is a winter with lots of snow.
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the Night's Plutonian shore

Post by neufer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:02 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:
Is that Pluto from Charon, or Charon from Pluto?
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, :D
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
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. I said, `Art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

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3rd Category 5 Storm of 2013

Post by neufer » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:44 pm

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2559&#91 wrote:
Super Typhoon Francisco Becomes Earth's 3rd Category 5 Storm of 2013
Posted by: Dr. Jeff Masters, 5:02 PM GMT on October 19, 2013
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<<Mighty Super Typhoon Francisco has intensified to become Earth's third Category 5 storm of 2013. The other two Cat 5s were Cyclone Phailin, which hit India earlier this month at Category 3 or 4 strength, killing 44 and causing at least $1 billion in damage, and Super Typhoon Usagi, which hit China just east of Hong Kong as a Category 2 storm on September 22, killing 50 and causing at least $3.8 billion in damage. Satellite loops show a spectacular, well-organized storm with an impressive area of heavy thunderstorms and a prominent eye. With warm waters that extend to great depth and low wind shear, Francisco is likely to stay at Category 5 strength until an eyewall replacement cycle begins. Francisco is headed northwest towards Japan, and will likely stay at Category 4 or stronger intensity until Tuesday, when the storm will encounter higher wind shear and cooler waters. By the time Franciso makes its closest approach to Japan on Thursday, weakening to Category 2 or lesser strength is likely. In their Saturday morning runs, both the European model and GFS model predicted that Francisco would turn northeastwards on Wednesday, and hit Japan on Thursday. There is very high uncertainty in the storm's track that far into the future, though, since the timing of Francisco's turn the northeast is difficult to predict.>>
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/10/18/double-whammy-drenching-in-japan-super-typhoon-francisco-may-follow-wiphas-path/ wrote: Double whammy drenching in Japan?
Super typhoon Francisco may follow Wipha’s path
By Jason Samenow, Washington Post, October 18

<<Just one week following a deadly dousing from Typhoon Wipha, a second typhoon could deluge Japan. On the heels of Wipha comes super typhoon Francisco, about 250 miles west-northwest of Guam, tracking north-northwestward.

Long-term track guidance takes super typhoon Francisco on a course generally towards Japan, with another round of rain and wind possible some time between Wednesday and Friday next week. Over the last 36 hours, Typhoon Francisco has rapidly strengthened and, with maximum sustained winds around 155 mph, is the equivalent of a high-end category 4 hurricane. As its peak winds exceed 150 mph, it has earned super typhoon status.

Its current satellite presentation exhibits the traits of an extremely powerful cyclone, with a well-defined eye surrounded by heavy thunderstorms. By next Wednesday, around the time Francisco may be approaching Japan, peak winds are expected to have decreased to 80-85 mph. Still, should even a much weakened Francisco make a direct hit on Japan, it would likely bring a second round of torrential rain following up to 33 inches of rain from Wipha. Wipha’s rain caused mudslides and flooding, leading to 18 deaths. At the Fukushima nuclear plant, the level of radioactivity spiked after heavy rains may have lifted contaminated soil according to EuroNews.>>
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St. Jude

Post by neufer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:44 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uk-braces-severe-storm-20695127 wrote:
UK Braces for Severe Storm
LONDON October 27, 2013 (AP)
By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, AP, October 27, 2013

<<The worst storm in several years is forecast to hit the U.K. on Sunday, bringing heavy rain, hurricane-force winds and the expectation of flooding and transport disruption. As winds picked up and Britain prepared for the storm — dubbed St. Jude officially and #Stormageddon on social networks — major sports events such as a regular NFL game in London between the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium appeared set to go on regardless.

Prime Minister David Cameron told government agencies to ensure that contingency plans are made for transportation, schools and power supplies during the storm, which could have gusts stronger than 80 mph. The storm is expected to move across the country and head out over the North Sea by Monday afternoon. Britain's Met Office said it could cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. Ahead of the storm, Heathrow Airport warned travelers to expect delays. Rail networks canceled many trains preemptively up through Monday morning, citing the high risk of trees and other debris expected to fall on train lines.

Once St. Jude — named after the patron saint of lost causes — passes through Britain, it is expected to hit parts of the Nordics Monday afternoon. The Danish Meteorological Institute issued a warning, saying winds of hurricane-strength are expected in some parts of Denmark and heightened water levels in western Jutland near the town Esbjerg. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute also issued a warning, saying it expects hurricane-strength winds to hit southern and western Sweden on Monday evening, potentially causing damage and disruptions to travel services. It said the stormy weather is expected to subside as it moves north on Tuesday and Wednesday.>>
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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:02 pm

Right, we are going to get hit here in southern Sweden.

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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:17 pm

Pretty cool name for a storm, if I do say so myself. ;)

My mom used to call me Jude and my childhood friend still does. Jude is just the male equivalent of Judith or a nickname for any Judy. I could carry around the head of a general and go as the slayer of Holofernes for Halloween.

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Re: Weather!

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Re: Weather!

Post by geckzilla » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:08 pm

Of course there are J's everywhere in the cloud formations on St. Jude Day.
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Re: Weather!

Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:15 pm

geckzilla wrote:Of course there are J's everywhere in the cloud formations on St. Jude Day.
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Re: Weather!

Post by Ann » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:42 pm

The storm is upon us.

They have re-named it Simone, too, as if that would make it nicer somehow.

(Why not Lena, if they had to come up with a new name? Lena Horne singing Stormy Weather?)
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