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Weather watching
Started by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Bought one of these LINK a couple of weeks ago after my old unit died after a few years in service.
Nice big display and appears to be quite accurate, I can see the numbers from across the room which is good for me with ageing eye sight.

Winter weather watching here is important because of rapidly changing conditions and lots of snow.

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
We used to get a good weather forecast in Grasmere.

If you can see the hill, it's going to rain.

If you can't see the hill, it's raining!

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
The autumn season has quickly appeared over the last week, this morning it is 50F/10C... The leaves are showing colour change and will soon enough in a glorious seasonal show.
This usually only lasts a couple of weeks before the trees are bare.

Then it's 4-5 months of winter snow...if you done like snow you done live here... cabin fever will peek at the end of April, fortunately the snow will be almost gone then and natures cycle wil start again with a flurry of spring growth.

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Season here, also seems to be changing quickly. One day unbearably hot, the next day quite cold. Not seeing much of the sort of pleasant to work in, comfortable, moderate weather.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Ha...Grasmere...I've taken a slow and peaceful row on that lake

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
We get Cabin fever here, only ours is from May to November... Not long to go now, then I can enjoy being outside again..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Looks like the hurricane season is in full swing in Florida

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
I know.. I'm glad Matthew isn't coming through Tallahassee..
It isn't good and all those poor people in Haiti, Eastern Cuba and the Bahamas.. So sad... Mother Nature can be ugly at times....

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Mrs b and I have been getting some R&R in to view and photo the fall colours just here...Link

Enjoyed the seven days away, glorious weather up till last night when a wet and windy front moved in, sooo...the last day is indoors and looking at WW on a bigger screen warts and all
I must get them seen to but not before Halloween

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
It's here! First frost of the approaching winter, mother nature painted all the rooftops white.
I would have liked her to paint all the house woodwork white before winter

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
I envy you your frost, can you send some down here to me please..

We have had a couple nights and early mornings down to 56, lol, but I was jumping for Joy for that..... It's about as good as it gets for this time of year living in North Florida..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Gale warning ...wind of change...we did have 15-20 waves the other day, unfortunately the week end warriors got caught up in it kayaking and had to be rescued with the coast guard helicopter, I'm convinced that they don't check the national weather forecast before their trip or they can't read.




SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM EDT THISAFTERNOON




GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 AM EDT SATURDAY



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON.


* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: EXPECT
SUSTAINED WINDS OF UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH

WITH GUSTS
UP TO 28 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE
3 FEET WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 5 FEET POSSIBLE.


* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 2 PM EDT FRIDAY
WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 PM EDT FRIDAY.

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM
EDT SATURDAY.


* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING: EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
OF UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH

WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS.
THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 5 FEET WITH A
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 7 FEET POSSIBLE.


* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EDT FRIDAY
WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM EDT SATURDAY.

PLEASE SEE THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS



A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS

ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&




Issuing Office: Marquette

Source: National Weather Service

Issued: 04:32 EDT, Fri Oct 14

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
You can't be told any clearer than that can you? ...STAY OUT OF THE WATER.....

I don't think people even think, that when someone has to go rescue them, that the rescuers are putting their own lives on the line...

Some people need a good slap upside the head...

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
We had the most ferocious thunder storm that I have ever witnessed in my life last night or early this morning I should say...6.45am...it was a monster thunder cell, continual lightening, very high winds and torrential rain all just before daylight, a tree blew down and just missed my caravan :-o
Our dogs jumped up on our bed and stayed close...then a power outage to top it all. Left home at 10am and power was still out...oh well...off to watch Loreena McKennitt live Tuesday night...waiting over 4 months to visit the theatre.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Have a great time..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
There's this white stuff falling from the sky!

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Did your new toy manage to forewarn you?

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
I'm not sure priscus, the temperature was around 32F, part of the screen showed white fluffy clouds and some little dots falling from them, so I suppose it's as good as it gets

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Snow already ?

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
The snow didn't stick but 20 miles south of us there was quite a covering. We stay degrees warmer with the help of Lake Superior, inland away from the influence of the lake it can be15-20 degrees colder .

the ground is still to warm so nothing will stick yet and I've millions of maple leaves to rake before they get covered with snow!

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
I used to love walking through the woods and the smell of fallen leaves...You do rake and not blow the leaves, right? I hate on a lovely peaceful day, then someone comes out with the blower to blow the leaves, instead of raking them..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
I rake most of the time, gets a bit of exercise in, I rake into piles then pull each pile onto a 10x10 tarp, pull the tarp into the woods and dump the leaves.
Could have over 30 large piles to get rid of...don't mine doing it, out in the fresh air which is about 41F at the moment and a gale blowing.
The maples offer a big canopy of shade in summer.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....fresh,dry,frosty morn, 36F, perfect day for autumn cleanup.
My maple trees have done me proud, a carpet of colourful leaves...best time of the year IMO, now it's more rake time.

I thought of doing a leaf count....naaaaaaa, perhaps another year

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Lucky you. it is already 73 F at 9:30 AM.. Last night we were at our Grandsons H S football game.. Nov 3rd, I was wearing a short sleeve shirt, skirt and sandals at 9 PM and I was still sweating.. It just isn't right...

I wish I was where you are at..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Arrrrgggghhh...70F day for November ! Killing us...but it's better than snow and 5F

Never satisfied

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Just getting our first sub-zeros of the season in UK.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Here's one coming my way... I'd better hold on to my hat/wig or anything else that might detach

If ya don't like snow ya shouldn't live here, it's a children's paradise when it comes to playing in the snow
Mind you adults who love winter sports soon dig out their ski gear.

Just our luck we have an art show Saturday and have to travel to it,maybe snow will cancel the event


POTENT LATE FALL STORM TO IMPACT UPPER MICHIGAN THIS WEEKEND


A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS WESTERN UPPER
MICHIGAN LATE ON FRIDAY AND INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA ON SATURDAY.
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS THAT WILL GUST AS HIGH AS 50 TO 55 MPH NEAR
LAKE SUPERIOR AND TO NEAR 45 MPH OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL IN ITS WAKE
WILL DRAW MUCH COLDER AIR INTO THE UPPER LAKES ON FRIDAY NIGHT


CAUSING RAIN THAT WILL FALL AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE TO CHANGE TO
SNOW. EXPECT AS MUCH AS 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW TO ACCUMULATE OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN
SOME BLOWING SNOW. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATION OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL FROM
IRON MOUNTAIN TO ESCANABA AND MENOMINEE WILL BE LESS THAN AN INCH.

THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR WILL ALSO WHIP UP
WAVES AS HIGH AS 15 TO 20 FEET FROM THE TIP OF THE KEWEENAW
PENINSULA TO SHORELINE AREAS EAST OF MARQUETTE TO WHITEFISH POINT.
THESE WAVES COULD CAUSE SOME LAKESHORE FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT
BEACH EROSION FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

THOSE WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS OR PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS UPPER
MICHIGAN THIS WEEKEND SHOULD STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR
OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND STATEMENTS ON THIS
DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM.

Posted by: broady (12555)   Report abuse
I was reading about a Chinook wind in Alberta in 1962 that took the temperatures from -19C to + 22C in one hour. A variance of 41 degrees. Unbelievable.

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
That must have melted some snow.

Posted by: broady (12555)   Report abuse
As welcome as they are they are also a nuisance. Warm weather means melting snow which quickly becomes Ice which we don't get a lot of.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Wellll...us avid weather watchers drove 40 miles in blizzard conditions to attend our last art show of this year. Of course the motorists don't slow down for the first snow of the year, past one car upside down in a ditch at the side of the road.

It's not rocket science to drive to conditions.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Let the white stuff begin, heavy snow and driving north wind, it's still to warm so the snow won't stay, I hope it gets into January will shorten the winter

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
After a few false starts the snow machine cranks up a bit, lake effect snow until 7am Saturday, 4-8 inches, the skiers will be getting over excited and wetting themselves

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Someone ...maybe Mother Nature accelerated winter!
2 inches a hour of snow falling yesterday, it's time for the snowblower, my dogs love the stuff until they went out at 6am this morning, shortest pee I've seen them do this winter, could it be the 10F/-12C that did the trick lol

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Well my weather conditions can't compare to yours britboy, but the temp went down to 29F, with some wind.. Cold for most people here in north Fl..
We went out last night, went to to a friends place( not for too long, as I am still suffering dizziness, like motion sickness from my cataract surgery), it was held outdoors with fire pits and heaters.. But it was great, everyone wrapped up, but having a great time, lots of music,food and drink, only I couldn't drink,or I would have been flat on my face.. Not a good look for a lady of my age.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
What a temperature variation ,two days ago 4F and today 30F...

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Ooops I stand corrected it's now 34F...the more snow melts the less chance of me climbing on the roof to shovel it off

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Yes it was 29F here Sat morning, 70F and foggy this morning.. No snow though

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Ah to be in England in December. So bloody dark in the daytime, you cannot see what the weather is doing!

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Posted by: jouell (4115)2,500+ Report abuse
Yes it was 29F here Sat morning, 70F and foggy this morning.. No snow though

Replied: 13th Dec 2016 at 15:07




What? No snow ! I'm giving it away, as much as you like, customer collects, bring your own tipper truck.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
My Grandson, 15 yrs old, born and brought up in Fl has never seen snow.. We took him to NY city one year at Christmas time, in hopes of seeing snow. We bought silk long sleeve undershirts and long johns to keep us warm.. That Christmas was on of the Warmest on record, go figure

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
You may need one of these for snow transport ....

Link

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
I keep threatening to revive photobucket to put some snow pics on

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
I was living in MA during the Blizzard of 78.. That was a snowstorm.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Yesssss! It's been in the lower teens and single digits for a week, it just rocketed up to a tropical 21F ... must find my shorts and tee shirt :-))

And guess what... it's snowing

Posted by: broady (12555)   Report abuse
We are -24 and a Chinook is blowing in which takes us up to -1 tomorrow and hangs around for a good few days.

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Are the Chinooks seasonal in Alberta, or can you get them at any time of year?

Posted by: broady (12555)   Report abuse
You can get them all year but obviously the input of warm weather is much more noticeable in sub zero temperatures. It forms an arch in the sky to allow the warm current through and a good arch is very impressive to see.

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
Thanks. Yes, I have seen photos of them. Very impressive.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Yes it's definitely weather watching today 5F with a wind chill of -10F and still it Snoooooooows 😮

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
They are saying 80F on Christmas day it's not on.. I have too many months of hot weather, I look forward to some colder weather in Dec, but NOOOOOOO, 80 blinking degrees for Christmas..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Today is very dangerous outside! The temperature is 35F and a fine rain is falling + gail force winds. When the rain lands on any surface it immediately freezes so everything outside is ice covered, all pathways and my drive are ice covered, the car is parked outside, looks like an ice sculpture!
If anyone is driving to work this morning, hard luck, our dogs have to go out for a pee but they were sliding everywhere, got them back inside very quickly before they injured themselves.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
It is all extremes these days. 82 F here yesterday, dame thing for today.... It was a very long hot summer, I am still waiting for some cool weather.
That said, I don't want what you have.. Take care and be safe...

Posted by: taylork54 (201) Report abuse
Adelaide was 41.3C ( 106F) for Christmas day, humid but cooler on Boxing day then last night the wind tried to blow us all to Victoria, 2 1/2" inches of rain in the last 24 hours. I know that doesn't sound a lot compared to Nth Queensland but we are supposedly one of the driest places!
Looks like we lost 2 large branches off a 30' tree in the back garden, not actually lost, they are on / in the neighbours chicken shed! I guess we'll find out about the chickens later.

Posted by: broady (12555)   Report abuse
I got a Facebook reminder today for this date in 2013 and I posted a chart showing +10 in the afternoon (feels +9) and 10 hours later is was -19 (feels like -27) That is some difference. I had forgotten about it.

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
I decided to do a catch-up on the weather just for the hell of it, been going for about 4days now, snowblower overtime
The weather changed from a two day snow storm to lake effect snow....we didn't notice the change lol
As usual the snowmobilers are as happy as pigs in dirt.

Weather Alert....


LAKE EFFECT SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST SNOW BELTS TODAY AND WESTSNOW BELTS TONIGHT



THROUGH THE DAY TODAY, EXPECT LIGHT LAKE EFFECT SNOW TO INCREASE
IN COVERAGE WITH 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.
ROADS MAY REMAIN SLICK THIS MORNING, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE RECENT
SNOWFALL AND ONGOING LAKE EFFECT. HOWEVER, LATER TONIGHT EXPECT
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY ESPECIALLY ACROSS
NORTHEASTERN ALGER AND NORTHERN LUCE COUNTIES AS THE LAKE EFFECT
SNOW TRANSITIONS INTO THE WEST WIND SNOW BELTS. TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING, ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO
6 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE PRIMARILY EAST OF GRAND MARAIS.




Issuing Office: Marquette

Source: National Weather Service

Issued: 04:43 EST, Wed Feb 8

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Just done snowblowing, 3 hours of it, now its relax for a bit, a butty and fresh brew then off to visit my good friend George who lives out in the woods that's if he's snowplowed
Take him some nice biscuits for coffee time

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
What a difference a day makes! Sunny and temps going up to a heady 35F/1.6C ....tropical!

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Well here we are, 1st of March and no guesses...it's snowing!
The short thaw gave me a chance to clear the snow down to the concrete on my drive, so now it's start again. The consolation is that the house roof was nearly clear of snow and let's me off the hook for roof shoveling
I did have a tree branch through the roof of my garden shed the other day so a nailed a tarpaulin over the area, it will keep the weather out until it's repaired in spring.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
It's all a gogo for you britboy

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
It's always a gogo in winter, good winter excercise shoveling

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Went to my Grandsons BB game last night, I was saying, that there we were on the 1st of March and I was wearing, skirt, short sleeve top,bare legs and sandals and was as warm as anything..
Tonight's game, pants, jacket, even wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot chocolate.. 24 hours, huge temp change...

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
there's always Hawaii

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Brass monkey had no chance last night...-3F wind chill -19

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
No Thank you, too cold for me..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
The sun is out the sky is blue there's not a snowflake to spoil the view!!!
Surrounded by great works of art and Strauss playing in the background, life is not just good, it's exceptional.

Roll on spring

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Well... March may go out like a lion although it has just over a week to change to a lamb.
It's been a week of mostly above freezing temps and into our third instant thaw, a lot of the snow has melted excepted for the high ploughed banks.

There's a 24hr gale warning with gusts up the 50mph and 20ft waves on Lake Superior, I can garuntee that the surf boarders will take advantage if they can find open water.

The winter has been dominated with high winds and windchill temps of -19F, very dangerous to be out in the heat stripping temps.

But it's officially spring and can only hope that Mother Nature gives us all a break!

The consolation...no climbing on the house roof this winter

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
One thing that's noteworthy , with no insulating snow on the roof, the house heating system struggles to maintain a set temperature

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
What a great day! Sunshine and 60F , daffodils are showing, crocuses coming through and a stirring in the Hosta beds.

Sat outside and burning dead wood , spring cleanup

Posted by: priscus (5956) Report abuse
A series recently started on TV in UK, about Railway in Alaska, and the massive effort they have to put into snow clearing.

We had Boris, who as Mayor of London, cancelled the Bus service when confronted with 2mm of snow!

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Well...damp and cold outside with freezing rain heading our way, Mother Nature is such a joker

Let's hope the daffodils survive, just starting to bloom

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Daffodils, one of my favourite flowers.. Like you, I hope they survive, they are pretty hardy though..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
Winter GO AWAY! We had blizzard conditions yesterday with wet heavy snow
Fortunately it covered the ground in only a few places because of the at freezing temps.
It's all disappeared off the ground this morning, there's still a thin layer on houses.
My daffodils are still upright and are into bloom, hardy souls

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
We have jumped smack dab into summer, had to close all the windows and put on the AC... It will be running now until Nov .

The Armadillos tore up all the new plantings I did.. I hate to kill anything and trapping doesn't always work... Last year I was sprinkling Garlic powder and it worked, but it's expensive for as much as I need to use... Gardening was never this hard in England ..

Posted by: britboy (6735) Report abuse
It's very bitterly cold tonight!
Looks like a heavy frost again overnight like this morning, next 10-15 days is still hanging on to lower temps, must get to summer sometime

 
 
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