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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:45 pm

It is sunny and cold here, though only just above freezing.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tiffinata » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Melbourne's weather has been so variable.
Last week we had 40 and 38, then it became very humid. Yesterday 25 and 97% humidity! Makes for a grumpy Tiff and young Masters. I've had to work in it, too- or at least attempt to.

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:44 am

It was unseasonably warm here yesterday - we played outside with just sweaters - no coats! I was astonished. We are usually under feet of snow, and temps well below freezing.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:23 pm

We have been promised a Big Freeze, to rival the Beast of the East. We shall see if it lives up to its name.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:01 pm

It was below freezing when I went out to my car this morning. But thankfully not by much, and after a few minutes of running the defroster on high, I was good to go!

My Christmas present from my in-laws was an electric blanket that plugs into the cigarette lighter/charge port in the car, so I was toasty warm all the way to work.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:08 pm

I have heated seats in my car. It's great in the winter.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:10 am

Fairblue wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:08 pm
I have heated seats in my car. It's great in the winter.
I had those several cars ago. My dog used to switch them on by standing on the switches that were on the centre console. So I'd suddenly get a hot bot, and wonder why. :shock:
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:23 pm

They also do a great job of keeping the Fish and Chips warm on the way home from the shop.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:50 pm

A nice winter's day here. Not too cold and a lick of sunshine. I have had coffee and bacon butties as ballast and shall venture out to the New Year's Quiz at the Queen's shortly. Happy New Year, everyone.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:25 am

It was sunny, windy, and cold today.

My pre-fab garden shed has blown about five feet from where it’s meant to be, but it stayed upright.

I’ll try and push it back to where it belongs tomorrow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:39 am

Our NYD dawned ...
and turned out to be bright sun, wonderfully clear air, crisp but not too cold.

I had rather a lot on my mind, so was distracted by being taken for Brunch to a place in Portinscale that is Dog friendly. We stopped off in Cockermouth on the way back so I had enough mobile signal to talk to the hospital currently looking after me old man. [should know more after rounds this morning] The good weather (clear sky) lasted until well after dark and getting back home.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:44 am

It's a bit hot in Australia at the moment... :asun:
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/enviro ... 50rmr.html

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:14 am

I can't imagine those temperatures. 20°C is very hot in West Cumbria and I've rarely experienced 30°C on a holiday.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Spitfire666 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 am

Kismet wrote:
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I can't imagine those temperatures. 20°C is very hot in West Cumbria and I've rarely experienced 30°C on a holiday.
We had that last year. I fainted and broke my wrist. The hospital wanted to know why I fell. The NHS was struggling to cope with people fainting and they wondered why :?

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:58 am

It's the opposite here! -7 C this morning. Still no snow, just cold... very cold.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:06 pm

I'm quite used to high temperatures and have worked in 41C without aircon although that is definitely NOT to be recommended. I wish we could live in a place which has temperatures around 24 - 26 C as the norm.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tiffinata » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 am

Hot is indeed the word. Records were broken yesterday, apparently.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:19 am

Poor Tiff. You are suffering!
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:44 pm

We are due to get a “wicked big storm” Saturday night into Sunday.

Thankfully Monday is a holiday here so it should have minimal impact.

They keep changing the forecast but for now we are supposed to get anywhere between 6 and 14 inches of snow.

I just hope the power stays on. Some of you may recall that I was without power (and therefore heat and hot water) during a blizzard last year for 48 hours.

48 cold and boring hours, during which I learned how much I depend on various electronics to keep my son entertained.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:55 pm

We've just had some sleet that turned into snow - and some areas were still frosty from last night.

The gritters have been out !

And we have been feeding "our" birds (seeds, peanuts, dried mealworms and fatballs) ... plus melting the ice in their bath / drinking water. (I'll change that water tomorrow)
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:21 am

Currently snowing here. We are under a winter storm warning.
We recently got a robo-call from the town that all on-street parking is forbidden due to plowing. Luckily we have a driveway and a garage, but anybody who doesn’t will need to park in the municipal lot by the library.

Thankfully Monday is a holiday here so no one needs to do anything in a hurry.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Spitfire666 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 am

Hope the power stays on this time, KK.

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Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanks. So far, so good. A quick look out the window and we appear to have received about 6-8 inches. Not bad.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:15 am

Power is still on, which is a good thing because a deep arctic cold has settled in. Currently -11 C, with an overnight low of -16 C.

We did a first pass at clearing the driveway but it was so bitterly cold we could only do it for about an hour before we were all little popsicles.

Thankfully there is no school or work tomorrow due to a holiday, so we will have another opportunity to work on it some more.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:09 am

Good luck with the snow clearing KK. Is Monday a special day in the US?

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