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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2018, 01:54:37 PM »
arghhhhhhhh
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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2018, 04:42:36 PM »
That's what you Get for living so far north of the Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon line!!! [lol]

Edit: It's so wet here that my keyboard's keys slipped a bit; the "H" slid to where the "G" was... cmu:-)

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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2018, 09:58:16 PM »
That's what you het for living so far north of the Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon line!!! [lol]
   i blame my grandparents .
i asked my dad once about this. he said his parents came from Russia and wanted a climate that reminded them of the old country.  Yeah,  my thought was was something like,
wasn't coming here was for something new?    never got a real answer except "don't youhave some studying to do."
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Nifty snow control measures! (Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18)
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 11:30:44 PM »
Dear Blick, X-Air, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat users still stuck in Winter,

Today we received the biggest snowstorm of the winter: 12 inches. Last summer I installed a propane-fired boiler and radiant heat tubes to heat the concrete pad I poured in front of our garage. Here are two photos of me clearing the non-heated portion of the driveway with my trusty tank-track ATV and snow blower. Almost as much fun as playing with the new WeatherCat 3 beta, but quite noticeably colder.

I'm glad you are getting some snow.  We still haven't had a single bucket tip all of February.  Very clever your heated concrete pad!

Sorry about the rest of you getting such nasty weather.  California has been in a nasty cold snap, but still dry as a bone.  At least it never got cold enough at our house to harm plants or damage pipes.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 01:48:54 AM »
Ugh! My whole 'home' page is now twice as tall with 10 separate Warnings/Watches/Statements. It's Springtime weather in February! :o Even WC is warning of "Torrential Rain"!

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Abnormal is the new normal. . . . (Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18)
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 11:36:00 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat observers of the weather even when it is extreme,

Ugh! My whole 'home' page is now twice as tall with 10 separate Warnings/Watches/Statements. It's Springtime weather in February! :o Even WC is warning of "Torrential Rain"!

Sorry to hear that you are being hammered.  That is what the National Weather Service had as their weather headline this morning.  Alas, no matter where you are in the world, it does seem that abnormal weather is the new normal.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard

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Another victim of extreme weather (Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18)
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 11:18:10 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Here in California, March has been unusually wet with the return of atmospheric river influenced storms.  This morning I spotted this tree that has fallen over:



This tree was in a very crowd area of vegetation basically left in a wild state.  The crowding was certainly part of the stress on this tree.  However, the extremes of this winter undoubtedly also played a role.  Not all wild things can cope with this "new normal."

Such are da' conditions that prevail. . . . . .

Edouard

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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2018, 08:18:32 AM »
And Winter has not given up yet.... This morning in the Netherlands: -2ºC and it is snowing, combined with a strong E-NE wind.
Temperatures may remain below or close to zero for the rest of the day which will be a record for this late in the season. The coldest 17 March ever in the region (so far) was 17 March 1909 with a high of +1.2ºC.


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WOW! Let us know if record gets broken (Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18)
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2018, 09:36:36 PM »
Dear Jos and WeatherCat observers of the seasons even when they get stuck in place!

And Winter has not given up yet.... This morning in the Netherlands: -2ºC and it is snowing, combined with a strong E-NE wind.
Temperatures may remain below or close to zero for the rest of the day which will be a record for this late in the season. The coldest 17 March ever in the region (so far) was 17 March 1909 with a high of +1.2ºC.

WOW!  [freeze]  That is extremely cold for your part of the world.  To let us know if that record ends up falling.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2018, 03:13:25 PM »
The Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute ('KNMI') measured a maximum temparature of 0.0ºC so the previous 109 year old record was obliterated.  [cold1]

Temperatures will be rising slowly during the week but no real springtime weather is expected anytime soon.

Jos

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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2018, 02:27:18 AM »
Jos:

I used to live in Maastricht and I know that is extremely cold for your part of the world.
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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2018, 02:37:11 AM »
We are having a late winter here too. You can see my anemometer on the skyline if you look carefully. By the way, that front-end loader weighs 40,000 pounds (~18,140 kilograms).
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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2018, 02:26:34 PM »
We are having a late winter here too.

Wow, that's just a dusting compared to last year! We've had our third mild winter in a row. So far, we've had a total of about 10" of snow.
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Re: Welcome to Winter 2017-18
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2018, 04:37:49 PM »
You are right, Steve, last year at this time, we had received 361 inches of snow, compared to this year's 136 inches. What's worse, halfway through the water year we only have 10 inches cumulative, compared to the 30-year average of 32 inches. Most of the west and the southeast are in drought status. It's kind of scary. My son recently returned from a business trip to Capetown, South Africa, where they are having serious water rationing and appear to be on target for becoming the first major city to run out of water later this year. It's scary.
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Fungi's final act! (Re: Winter 2017-18)
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2018, 10:16:21 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

I really thought there wouldn't be any more signs of winter in California at the start of this month, but I'm definitely glad I was wrong.  The season turned very wet and even brought us a genuine "Pineapple Express" rain event.  As a result, a group of mushrooms ended up growing extremely large in a field next to a creek:



The chain-link fence gives a sense of size.  Some of these mushrooms were the size of dinner plates!  Here is one more view:



The weather is supposed to dry out and warm up to well above normal temperatures for the end of March.  So the fungi are going to vanish in a hurry.  Still, it is quite a display for their "grand finale" of this winter season.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]