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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:53 pm

Yes it’s Martin Luther King Day.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:35 pm

Hovering around zero today and overcast. However, the clouds miraculously cleared during the night and I saw some of the much vaunted super wolf blood moon eclipse. I watched for a good five minutes, thought 'very nice. I need sleep more than this' and returned to bed.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:44 pm

Mr FB was up too, but it was cloudy and he didn't see anything.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm

I saw part of the actual eclipse and later on, the whole red moon. Nice to have seen it.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 pm

It was overcast here, so we didn’t see anything. :(
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:05 pm

SnowWatch in Cumbria is reporting snow flurries moving northwards. The latest report is 10 miles south of me so I am crossing my fingers.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:45 pm

We have the snow flurries here in Morecambe Kismet. It is a really cold, dark, dank day.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:09 pm

We've a similar day but without the snow flurries for added interest and excitement. I suppose I ought to go out and deliver my card before it starts raining.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:18 pm

We had a flurry of snow and then a bright blue sky. We have the promise of a very cold but clear day tomorrow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:37 am

We had shockingly cold temps yesterday - the river is now frozen all the way over. It never got above freezing yesterday, but the plus side is that I was able to go to the supermarket during my lunch hour, and just leave everything in my car all afternoon.

Today is supposed to warm up a bit, so hopefully some of the snow will melt, but it will take a long time to melt all of it. I'm just hoping that our front walk will reappear.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:09 pm

There was a smidgen of snow this morning, but that has now disappeared. We have bright blue sky and sunshine. A pity Mr FB is out today. It would have been lovely driving to the snowline and beyond if conditions allowed.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:38 pm

Cold and bright here but very slippy underfoot.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:45 pm

The heatwave in Australia had made the news here in the UK. It sounds absolutely awful - it is hard to imagine such heat especially as I am sitting in the house with my thick winter coat on waiting for the central heating to take effect. I hope the weather cools off for you very soon.

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Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:48 pm

It's chilly and damp here, but above freezing. The snow is gradually going away, but there's still a good amount. I can, however, see my front walk this morning, which is a vast improvement!
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Frecks wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:45 pm
The heatwave in Australia had made the news here in the UK. It sounds absolutely awful - it is hard to imagine such heat especially as I am sitting in the house with my thick winter coat on waiting for the central heating to take effect. I hope the weather cools off for you very soon.
Adelaide broke an 80 year old record yesterday - previous high 46.1C in 1939, 46.6 yesterday. I grew up in Adelaide and experienced around 43 which is bad enough - walking out into it from an air-conditioned building is like being hit in the chest. Now it's Melbourne's turn.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/ ... e/10748330

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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:38 am

We arrived back in Queensland straight from cold and wet Oregon, USA, on Wednesday morning. The heat certainly hit us when we exited the terminal!! But it is nothing compared to what the southern states are enduring.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:58 am

Welcome back, RSG!
My brother lives in Murray Bridge, about an hour away from Adelaide, and he just texted me that it got to 47.3 there yesterday. Yikes! :o

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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 am

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
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Welcome back, RSG!
My brother lives in Murray Bridge, about an hour away from Adelaide, and he just texted me that it got to 47.3 there yesterday. Yikes! :o
Those temperatures are really something!!! :shock: :shock:

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Re: The Weather

Post by Tiffinata » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:35 am

Today has not been fun.
Neither was yesterday.
The change has gone through, and it is now 35.

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:44 am

Wow! That is some incredible heat. I hope you get some relief soon.

We've still got snow, but much of it washed away in yesterday's rain. It's cooled down again, so now our worry is ice.
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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:36 pm

The heat was a significant reason I moved out of Adelaide (work helped too, let's be honest!). As the heatwave tracks back to NZ I am wishing I could postpone my return to a country I normally like going to. It's going to be a huge (~40 deg) change from northern europe winter!

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 pm

That is going to hurt! Well, you might enjoy the heat for a while, coming from winter over here, before you forget the cold, blustery weather and suffer from the opposite extreme.
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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:49 am

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Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 pm
That is going to hurt! Well, you might enjoy the heat for a while, coming from winter over here, before you forget the cold, blustery weather and suffer from the opposite extreme.
We've been back in Brisbane for less than a week and already the cold, wet conditions of Portland, Oregon are a fading memory as we've been sweltering :-)

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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:06 am

I hope the weather cools down soon. Do you all have air conditioning at home? If we ever get a heatwave we rely on small electric fans which do very little to help.

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm

For those of you suffering the heat in Australia, I would gladly trade some of the arctic blast we're about to get. They're saying it'll be the coldest in 20 years and we'll be colder in some spots than Antarctica!

https://weather.com/forecast/national/n ... wo-decades

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