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Re: The Weather

Post by Tiffinata » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:44 am

Hope you stay warm, and us cool.

The Daintree area has had huge rainfalls the last few days.
I *think* the overnight total was 400+mm.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:12 am

This weather is getting really worrying. I suppose it is all connected to climate change. They were showing the expected temperatures in Canada and North East America on our news last night. I hope it is not too bad in your area KK.

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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 am

Frecks wrote:
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.
Sadly air conditioning is even less widespread than decent heating in NZ. I shall be making ice and then doing the time honoured 'damp sheet' method of cooling I think!

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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:46 pm

Over the weekend we had some quite gusty winds but Sunday was well named, there was some snow of the Lake District fells ...
Yesterday was cold, but sunny with light winds.

But today (Tuesday) was a really different kettle of fish.
Woke up to thick, heavy cloud and by the time I was ready to set off down the hill to work - it was snowing, big fat and wet flakes, driven by a decent breeze. Didn't pitch here, although the hilltops further south (Pennines) had some cover.
Still have "yellow snow & ice warnings" from the Met Office for tomorrow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 pm

PS to the above.
The area of North Wales were my late father lived has had some bad snow to day (Tuesday).
The A470 (Crimea Pass) into Bleanau Ffestiniog was "passable, with great care" almost to the 4WD only level.
Which might have caused one or two of his care team some difficulty ...
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:53 pm

My middle daughter is working near Keswick and won't be driving home until nearly midnight. She has packed an overnight case, just in case. Wishful thinking, I think,as the snow is much worse further west in the county, but better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:29 am

Very sensible daughter.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:37 am

...Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am
Stuck in the middle with you...


In all seriousness though, I hope everyone is OK. Wanderer - you OK down south?

We had snow overnight, but thankfully not much. Schools are still open, hooray!
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:55 pm

We had either a light dusting of snow or heavy frost, not sure which. Not too bad, for NE Scotland
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:13 pm

Current temp at midday here is 25 F, or -4 C.

However, Minnesota is currently -24 F, or -31 C. :o :o :o

It is so cold in the northern middle of the USA that even the post office has suspended mail delivery. (The same post office whose motto is: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.)
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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:30 am

kylie_koyote wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Current temp at midday here is 25 F, or -4 C.

However, Minnesota is currently -24 F, or -31 C. :o :o :o

It is so cold in the northern middle of the USA that even the post office has suspended mail delivery. (The same post office whose motto is: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.)
I hope some postie somewhere is appreciating the irony!

Seriously though, the limited headlines I have seen over the last however-many hours certainly included a warning that parts of North America are colder than parts of Antarctica right now. Fingers crossed the wind is less for all the folks up north...

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:26 am

It's a bit nippy this morning. Temp is 0 F, or -18 C.

We're not quite at my personal record, which is -16 F, but we might get there tomorrow.

We dripped our taps and closed all the curtains, to keep in the heat and prevent burst pipes.

We got snow overnight, although not too much, not enough to close the schools. Although one of the towns to the west of us has closed due to the severe cold - they just don't have enough heat in the buildings to keep the children safe during the day, and there is a serious concern that children could get frostbite while waiting for the school bus.

Mr. KK puts our son on the bus in the morning and said that they will put the car down the bottom of the driveway and wait inside of the car until the bus comes.

I've got my thermals on, and since Little A doesn't have any that currently fit him, I am going to put his jeans over his pajamas today. It's just too cold.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Mr_Garth » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:56 am

-5 celsius this morning.
There’s been a bit of fluctuation lately, coming down from last weeks -28 to this.
Whilst relatively cold, nothing worth worrying about yet. The only prob with is that roads do get slippery when temp. comes up 20 or so decrees in a day or two

Current biggest headache is snow, not that much of that either (60 cents by yesterday) but the fact that it has come down quite fast keeping me busy shovelling

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:30 pm

I have snow envy. I don't actually want feet of the stuff like Mr Garth and KK, but I'd like it to snow hard for just a couple of days each winter so I could enjoy everything looking pretty then have it over and done with.

It's bright and cold (0C) here. My sister-in-law was coming to visit but has decided (quite rightly) that she cannot risk being stuck here for several days like Fairblue was!
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Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:37 pm

While shoveling my driveway this morning, I was well wrapped up in snow-overalls, coat, hat, gloves, scarf.... but my slightly-damp ponytail was hanging out the back and froze solid. This provided much amusement to Mr. KK and my son when I came back inside.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:18 pm

WOW! That is COLD.
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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:21 pm

BRRRRR!!! I was in -18c temps in Vancouver BC, many years ago and it hurt to breathe!! What are your roads like, k_k?

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:10 pm

Well salted and gritted, so that’s fine.

I had a near miss on the way home tonight when a car ahead of me lost a big sheet of ice and snow off its roof and it flew into my windshield. But it was fine in the end and didn’t cause any damage.

It’s just cold. Face-hurting cold.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:22 pm

Kismet wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:30 pm
It's bright and cold (0C) here. My sister-in-law was coming to visit but has decided (quite rightly) that she cannot risk being stuck here for several days like Fairblue was!
And the irony was that there wasn’t any snow to speak of at Kismet’s. My route home was blocked at Carlisle, so I couldn’t have gone any further than there. Luckily, neither Kismet nor I had any plans that would have been spoiled.

Like Kismet, I wouldn’t mind a couple of days of the stuff but there isn’t any. However, if I drive about ten miles inland I could find quite a lot.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:15 am

I'm glad all you 'up north' are surviving the cold.
Meanwhile, confirmation that it has been rather warm in Australia of late:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... -on-record

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Re: The Weather

Post by elderlyfemalerelati1 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:41 am

Miserable, cold, wet, misty, slushy. A day to stay in with a good book (can anyone perhaps recommend one?) a hot drink and relief one isn't going anywhere. Plus pity for those suffering from extremes.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:42 am

4 F (that's -16 C) this morning. We have drawn all the curtains all day in an attempt to conserve heat. I've got some of those Mylar emergency blankets but we haven't had to break them out yet. (we'll be fine as long as the electricity stays on!) Little A woke in the night because he had kicked off his blankets and gotten cold, so I bundled him back up again and laid next to him for a little bit. :coffee:
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Re: The Weather

Post by VickersVandal » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm

Frecks wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:12 am
This weather is getting really worrying. I suppose it is all connected to climate change.
Yeah.....it's almost like the ranks upon ranks of scientists who have been warning humanity about it for more than 40 years (actually, the science of it is over 100 years old and pretty basic Physics really) were right or something! :shock: :shock: :D
I find it hilarious/sad how the media behave like nobody could have possibly predicted the extreme weather and constant record-breaking high summer temperatures. So many articles read along the lines of "shock weather conditions have...blah blah blah".
Sigh.....

Anyway, we've had some respite here the last two days from the high 30s, low 40s temps, but that of course means that instead of being mild weather, the switch has flipped completely to rain and vicious wind. I'm expecting the Autumn winds, usually bad enough as it is, to be horrendous this year.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:18 pm

It doesn’t matter whether it’s excessive snow or heat, it still takes some dealing with. However, we had our worst snowfall of the year tonight. Remember I live in the North-East of Scotland.
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