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#21 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

 Elara, on 23 December 2013 - 12:19 AM, said:

We got about 6 inches of snow last night/this morning, but the bad stuff is here now, and it's not more snow. It's down to about 3 degrees with 20mph winds, and the expected lows by 6am Monday, will be around -17 degrees. I have a feeling morning chores are going to be a bit chilly. :lol:

 Rhys, on 23 December 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Got caught in the Toronto blackout... Took the wife & kids to a hotel last night... hope we have power back today!

Yikes everyone!  :eek:

:hugs: ((((((((((Everyone)))))))))) :hugs:

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 23 December 2013 - 10:36 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:48 AM

we have gales and torrential rain, but it's not storm force yet! stay safe all of you :)


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

Yes, stay safe, everyone.

Sorry to hear about the blackout, Rhys.  That happened to me last February.  :no:
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Our blizzard started overnight and is in full swing, with another 24 hours to go.  The good news is that, unlike SFG, we'll get some warmth and sunshine on Saturday.  It's about 15 degrees out there now, but not bad inside despite the high winds.  I think the snow is actually insulating the house.  As long as the power doesn't go out again, I'm fine.  I hope everybody else is.
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#25 Elara

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

Hope you don't lose power, RJ. That's the worst.

We might get some snow on Saturday, but it's the temps that are getting us. A lot of below 0 and single digit days so far this winter, and tonight they expect it to get down to -17F (possibly setting records). Then a rise in temps, followed by a drop with highs of -10F. The only thing keeping me going is the look ahead, they predict highs to make it into the upper 20's to mid 30's. That will be so great! :D
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Suprisingly we weren't near records, but we were having the coldest temps/wind chills in 25 years+.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

Spectacular photographs show the moment Niagara Falls FROZE in polar vortex

http://www.dailymail...rist-mecca.html

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The record-breaking chill across the U.S. and Canada was so frigid it literally stopped Niagara Falls in its tracks.
A collection of spectacular photographs have shown the moment the U.S. side of the famous falls froze before they could reach the bottom.

:freakoutnonny:  Spectacular photos!  


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:54 AM

That's awesome Nonny. :D

I was actually thinking back on Monday about when the Mississippi River had frozen solid that people could walk from Saint Louis to East Saint Louis on it.  This was back in the late 1890s or early 1900s.
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#29 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:38 AM

So it's been one storm after another this winter, (unless you're in the California drought).  :oh:

Last week there was the storm that crippled Atlanta, and then last weekend another one slammed NYC, NJ, and Philly etc with, what was it?  10 inches?

Both of those storms managed to miss my region, but I wasn't so lucky with yesterday's storm.  This one traversed quite a large swath of the country.

We knew it would come through here Tuesday night through Wednesday, so on Tuesday we did some last minute errands before the storm.  Bank, post office, gas in the car (and snow blower).  Luckily we didn't need to go the grocery store.  The day before a storm, everyone seems to mob the grocery store, and buy out all the perishables.  It's like they won't be able to shop again for weeks!  When at most, people are stuck at home for a day, maybe two.  Happens every time.  :shrug:

So yesterday morning there was already 4 inches on the ground at dawn, and it was just getting started.  Sometime mid morning I stepped out my front door, and the street looked a slightly dingy white color.  Then a car went by (a Subaru, of course ;) ), and I saw it, but the sound it made, I've never heard a car make so little sound!  It just whispered by, like it was driving on a pillow!  :lol:

At 5pm, I measured 9.25 inches of snow in my driveway, but I think we got closer to a foot by the time it finished.

One thing the weather man pointed out:  the storms we got earlier this winter were during extreme cold, and so light fluffy snow.  This time it was in the 20s F, so the snow is much heavier and denser this time.  So 10 inches of heavy snow is actually a lot more snow, than 10 inches of fluffy snow.


And there's potential for another one this weekend!  :eek:  But they're not sure whether it will turn into something yet, so maybe it won't!

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 06 February 2014 - 09:39 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:34 AM

Cold this morning, freezing with 'wintry mix' which was sleet and some snow but it's not sticking.

I'm soooo ready for spring!  

But it's only early February and we usually get either wet or really cold weather or both later in the month around the time of the trail rides for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which is March 4-23 so they should be starting the trail rides in the next week or so.  So it's likely to turn messy again.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:43 AM

 Sci-Fi Girl, on 06 February 2014 - 09:38 AM, said:

So it's been one storm after another this winter, (unless you're in the California drought).
We've spent the last week looking at the cloudy sky, hoping for rain.

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but the sound it made, I've never heard a car make so little sound!  It just whispered by, like it was driving on a pillow!  :lol:

I remember that sound, from when I was a kid.    :happy:

What we got instead of rain at sunrise yesterday.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:24 AM

Weather here is back on the whiplash cycle as temps are back up to about 76 F the next few days but due to be back to freezing in a few days.


thought y'all would enjoy this as one school makes a bad weather closure announcement in North Carolina--

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

photos of east coast,

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

Still waiting for rain, desperately.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:43 AM

I cannot believe it's 8 degrees in March in Western PA.

What a brutal winter. When Spring does come, we'll all be especially ecstatic this year. I personally don't mind the cold, but I worry about the outdoor critters who have to live through it.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

We could still use some of that precipitation.  We've had rain, but not enough.
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