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The Weather/Climate Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by stfoskey12, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Sorry, I just can't wrap my mind around the idea that 20C is cold. For most people here, it's room temperature, and for me personally, it's too warm most of the year.
     
  2. Dale

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    Please note I didn't say "cold". I said "cooler than normal". :)

    According to BOM, average max for this time of year is 22C. Here's a rundown of recent Melbourne temps:

    Date - maxC
    21 - 17
    22 - 17
    23 - 16
    24 - 16
    25 - 16
    26 - 17
    27 - 18
    28 - 18
    29 - 18
    30 - 19
    31 - 18
    1 - 22
    2 - 26
    3 - 17

    Forecast for today (the 4th) is 17 (reached peak temp almost an hour ago).
     
  3. PhroX

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    England's weather is being the same as it always is. Stupidly unpredictable. Very heavy rain when I got up this morning, beautiful blue skies and reasonably warm now. It's as they say, we might not get the extreme weather of other parts of the world, but where else gets all four seasons in a single day?
     
  4. Valka D'Ur

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    We do, during a December or January chinook or a particularly nasty day in September/October. There's a saying in Alberta: "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."

    Of course that hasn't been valid for the last few days, as we're still in the midst of the first blizzard of the winter.
     
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    The Northeast US had a much warmer and drier October than normal. It was like September most of the month. But we're way behind on rainfall. It's dry around here.
     
  6. Valka D'Ur

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    It's too bad I can't email you some snow. I don't mind it being on the ground or in the trees, since that's where it's supposed to be. We don't need the stuff that's in the parking lot or on my balcony.
     
  7. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Too early for snow here. Half the leaves are still on the trees. When you get snow on that, trees break, and they break other things on the way down. 2 years ago we got a blizzard just before Halloween. The electricity was out for 7-12 days for places around here.
     
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    I was out with dinner with some old family friends yesterday, and they were commenting on how it used to snow so much more when they were younger, back in the 60's and 70's, than now, and nowadays, the snow we get is literally nothing compared to back then; at least in this part of MN.

    Hell, myself approaching 30, I too am starting to notice a difference between snow amounts now versus when I was a kid. :undecide:

    EDIT: 4,444'th post. Interesting.
     
  9. stfoskey12

    stfoskey12 Emperor of Foskania

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    If the second forecast pans out (which it probably won't), those would be some of the coldest November highs I have ever experienced.
    Spoiler :

     
  10. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Anything over a five day forecast is fairly worthless, imo.

    Unless you live in a remarkably stable region for weather, that is.
     
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    Above 50? That's toasty.
     
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    I'm talking about the 41 and 43 degree highs. Mid 50s is not uncommon in November.
     
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    Above 40? That's toasty.
     
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-most-powerful-storm-to-ever-hit-land-batters-philippines-with-200mph-winds-8926719.html

     
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    It's snowing here, too.
     
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    First frost that I have seen on Thursday morning at 0600. It was just on some of car roofs.
    Next week has the first days when it is not forecast to get above 10C.
    Last year we had 20mm or so of snow in January.
     
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    There's a Midwest Tornado Outbreak Underway


     
  19. Silurian

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    Still quite warm here, above 10C most days.
    It is also fairly dry which is unusual if it is this warm at this time of year.
    No ground frosts yet where I live next to the sea but last week there was a ground frost at work which is 2o mile north and inland.
     
  20. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    It is warm, Silurian.

    Which coast are you on?

    On the east coast, here, we had some interesting winds and storm surges throw quite a lot of debris and sand onto the prom.
     

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