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Title: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on September 28, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
Tulsa Oklahoma 80 degrees and sunny with a low of 52 degrees.

I love seeing the broad difference in the weather from state to state! Whats Yours?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on September 28, 2010, 10:32:25 AM
56  -   89  desert mesa home (5500 feet)

51  -   79   mountain ridge (8800 feet)

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on September 28, 2010, 12:14:51 PM
113 Degrees Los Angeles International airport

107 Degrees Here in desert area near Hemet California.

 [shocked]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on September 28, 2010, 01:07:08 PM
101.1 degrees in Mariposa!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on September 28, 2010, 01:23:10 PM
The low was a sticky 81 degrees here in FL. Fall, such as it is here, is at least a month or more away.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on September 29, 2010, 06:50:45 AM
Tulsa Oklahoma 9-29-10
High 83 low 59

Good building weather!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Bob S. on September 29, 2010, 03:27:57 PM
Here is a neat Wx site
            http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?=usa
I hope this goes through Ok
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Bob S. on September 29, 2010, 03:43:38 PM
I see it will not work. Let me try again
www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Bob S. on September 29, 2010, 03:46:14 PM
now its working just drag your mouse over the +'s and it gives you the WX. Its neat.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 30, 2010, 04:48:01 AM
Getting pounded with some "much needed" rain.  Recently we got 2.5" over a three day period which is the first measurable amount we have had in several weeks if not months.  It looks like we could probably get that much again today   ;D.  What leaves have already turned will more than likely come down. 

Not real sure if I posted this site earlier but it is a pretty good site for weather.  You can set it locally.  The map seems to be very good which can be zoomed in to give specific counties.  I have watched the time and locations of rain patterns and it holds fairly true.  Just thought I would give you the site and let you give it a try.

http://www.intellicast.com/
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on September 30, 2010, 05:42:41 AM
Thanks Bob S very neat.

good website Redoverfarm.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: StinkerBell on September 30, 2010, 06:46:41 AM
Today's Range is 61 to 88.

I am enjoying the cooler nights and cool mornings.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on September 30, 2010, 07:03:31 AM
Drought and hot last week.
Floods and cool this week.

This old song sums it up nicely: ???

I came from Alabama
With my banjo on my knee,
I'm goin' to Louisiana
My true love for to see;
It rained all night the day I left,
The weather it was dry;
The sun so hot I froze to death;
Susanna, don't you cry.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on September 30, 2010, 07:05:15 AM
We're having our summer now  ???  98 degrees predicted again...  at least it got down to 78 degrees last night  d*

Peternap, I used to sing that song all the time when I was a little kid  [cool]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 06, 2010, 05:58:31 PM
Well it's offically started.  I guess it is all down hill from here.  This is about 25 miles from the house in the same county.  Boy I am so not ready for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i_-G623xQI&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: StinkerBell on October 07, 2010, 07:01:32 AM
sNoW? yikes!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on October 07, 2010, 08:48:50 AM
We had a downpour, lightening & thunder yest late afternoon.  Our neighbor dog was over hiding out & Spike was whining.  Glenn was working a few miles away & said he only got some sprinkles.

This AM it is 53 degrees - overcast - looks like we might be in for another thunderstorm. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 07, 2010, 10:08:23 AM
Winter is close!
tonight here in Tulsa will be 53 tommorrow 90
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on October 08, 2010, 12:25:51 PM
Well we are out of the triple digits for now. 

Rain off and on for 1 - 2 days, now low last night 42 and now at 71.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: fishing_guy on October 12, 2010, 05:37:31 PM
Middle of October and we're still hitting 80F.  Last Friday morning I was forced to wake up to this sight:

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I just know we're going to pay for it this winter!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 12, 2010, 05:55:48 PM
I was just talking to my sister in manitoba. Last weekend they winterized their cabin on Lake Winnipeg. She said it didn't seem right winterizing while wearing flip-flops. Weather there was still in the upper sixties 968F / 20C).

Here it's definitely fall. That can be felt in the mornings which are cool. Cold at the cabin; last weekend it dropped to 36. Frank's place must be having freezes.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 13, 2010, 07:08:31 AM
I know what you mean MountainDon, I remove ice from my windows in the morning wearing a heavy coat.
in the evening Im running my air conditioner
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 13, 2010, 09:42:23 AM
This is the time of year when heat might be called for early in the AM and then the A/C may be called on late in the day.  d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on October 24, 2010, 05:14:13 PM
Our most wonderful increatable Indian Summer seems to have broken.  Looking at rain today and temps starting to plunge.  Yesterday working home from LaGrande, Oregon to the Nampa or Boise, Idaho area I could see just see under the clouds on the Elk Horn Mtns. there was snow on them there hills......I really need to get up to the ranch and get the fifth wheel out of there.     :(  Sad this spring, summer and fall is about in the books........  It was a fun full year....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 25, 2010, 02:24:54 PM
Cold! 31 F right now. 24 tonight. Gray and dull. Windy as spring. Winter is here. Today. More than likely some snow tonight at the cabin but it'll mekt off in a few days, unless it snows again and again.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: NM_Shooter on October 25, 2010, 03:43:38 PM
Yup... two big snowstorms already.  It was 26 degrees at night during hunting season 3 weeks ago.  Which was actually warmer than my 2009 hunt...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 25, 2010, 04:06:10 PM
I don't look forward to snow, we don't get it very often so we don't have proper equipment for it.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 25, 2010, 04:10:17 PM
I bought a new snow shovel for the cabin the other day. I had looked around but never saw any, so I asked at my local True Value hardware. That had them, About 30 or so.  People in the desert don't usually buy them until right after the snow storm.  ::)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 25, 2010, 04:32:04 PM
Don I have a few extras if you need one.  On second thought I had better keep them in case this year is anything like last.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 26, 2010, 01:13:25 PM
At the cabin, 17 of the past 24 hours were below freezing.  Brrrrr!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 26, 2010, 01:29:52 PM
At the cabin, 17 of the past 24 hours were below freezing.  Brrrrr!
WOW!
I guess I should'nt be complaining about rain and 70 degrees.
How long is your winter on average MountainDon?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 26, 2010, 01:48:37 PM
How long is winter? In the mountains around the cabin... from about now to March -April. In an average year we can still drive up to the cabin to mid December, with one eye on the weather at all times. By March there will be above freezing daytime temperatures.

Here on the desert mesa today it was below freezing for 2 hours in AM. Been in the 60's most of the day, 59 F right now. We don't really have a winter here on the mesa as far as I am concerned.  :)   More like a long Fall to me.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on October 26, 2010, 08:23:29 PM
We took a day of and drove up to the ranch.  It had been raining and we worked in the orchard until dark putting guards around the bases of the young fruit trees.  Went to bed and woke up to four inches of snow.  Put a very full day redoing little bit if fence and rolling up soak-er hose we use in the berries.  Pulled the irrigation pump and drained the irrigation tank and unhooked it from the spring.  Decided that the fifth wheel can stay up there another couple weeks so we just winterized the plumbing. 

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 01, 2010, 02:40:25 AM
Weather lately is real unpredictable.  This past week in the morning it was 26, 46., 38 (snow flurries) then 47 and today it is 27.  Doesn't seem like mother nature can make up her mind whether she wants to go into winter or not.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on November 01, 2010, 05:56:40 AM
Weather lately is real unpredictable.  This past week in the morning it was 26, 46., 38 (snow flurries) then 47 and today it is 27.  Doesn't seem like mother nature can make up her mind whether she wants to go into winter or not.
very true, 78 degrees yesterday, high today around 60
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 01, 2010, 06:24:22 AM
All the evidence I see says someone is fooling with mother nature.

A rock in the pond produces ripples across the entire pond.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on November 10, 2010, 07:27:02 AM
Our first night below freezing and it hits 19 degrees. 42 now at 9:30 and will probably get to 65 or better before days end, 40 or 50 degree temp. swings being common here.

 w* to the desert!  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on November 10, 2010, 01:51:22 PM
Our first night below freezing and it hits 19 degrees. 42 now at 9:30 and will probably get to 65 or better before days end, 40 or 50 degree temp. swings being common here.

 w* to the desert!  ;D
dug thats motivation to work inside the new house!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 10, 2010, 02:29:31 PM
Cabin: 15 hours out of last 24 below freezing, low of 16 there

Home: 6 hours out of last 24 below freezing, low of 22

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on November 10, 2010, 04:27:49 PM
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dug thats motivation to work inside the new house!

I'll have even more when I get the rest of my wood stove parts. Should be later this week- just in time!

Does anyone know why the temperature drops a couple of degrees right as the sun is rising? I never noticed this when living in the mid west so maybe it's just a desert thing, but I have noticed that it nearly always cools a few degrees at almost the exact time as sunrise here.   ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 10, 2010, 05:03:49 PM
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dug thats motivation to work inside the new house!

I'll have even more when I get the rest of my wood stove parts. Should be later this week- just in time!

Does anyone know why the temperature drops a couple of degrees right as the sun is rising? I never noticed this when living in the mid west so maybe it's just a desert thing, but I have noticed that it nearly always cools a few degrees at almost the exact time as sunrise here.   ???

Same here in the east.  Never really tried to figure it out.  Seems to be just before sunrise here.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 10, 2010, 05:08:54 PM

Does anyone know why the temperature drops a couple of degrees right as the sun is rising? I never noticed this when living in the mid west so maybe it's just a desert thing, but I have noticed that it nearly always cools a few degrees at almost the exact time as sunrise here.   ???

It only happens when the night sky is clear, not overcast and also we have to discount any cold fronts or mass air changes that may occur. . The temperature drops pretty much all night; no sun rays to cause the temperature to rise, so it drops. The first rays of the sun are weak, not strong enough to overcome the cooling that has been going on. Therefore the temp continues to drop until the sun is strong enough to overcome and reverse the cooling.  Not just the desert, but because we have mostly clear skies we notice it more.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on November 10, 2010, 06:14:28 PM
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It only happens when the night sky is clear, not overcast and also we have to discount any cold fronts or mass air changes that may occur. . The temperature drops pretty much all night; no sun rays to cause the temperature to rise, so it drops. The first rays of the sun are weak, not strong enough to overcome the cooling that has been going on. Therefore the temp continues to drop until the sun is strong enough to overcome and reverse the cooling.  Not just the desert, but because we have mostly clear skies we notice it more.

I guess the reason I notice it here is because we generally always have clear skies.  8)

I know the earth is a giant thermal mass and holds onto it's coolness (stubbornly at times, I may add) for quite awhile after the sun is up. The temperature drop from the time I go to bed, until I wake up is typically around 10 degrees or less, about 1 degree an hour. I was curious why the drop seemed so pronounced at sunrise but thinking about your explanation may have answered my question. The same thermal mass is holding on to the heat well into the night, so the cooling accelerates as the night wears on and probably peaks somewhere around sun up.

That's my guess anyway. I'd be interested in seeing data that records the temps. hour by hour.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 10, 2010, 07:02:12 PM
I'd be interested in seeing data that records the temps. hour by hour.

Ah, your wish is my command... or some such nonsense.  ;)   Go Here (http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3126.msg33307#msg33307)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on November 11, 2010, 03:55:50 AM
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dug thats motivation to work inside the new house!

I'll have even more when I get the rest of my wood stove parts. Should be later this week- just in time!

Does anyone know why the temperature drops a couple of degrees right as the sun is rising? I never noticed this when living in the mid west so maybe it's just a desert thing, but I have noticed that it nearly always cools a few degrees at almost the exact time as sunrise here.   ???

If there are no fronts or precipitation nearby, the daily temperature cycle is primarily controlled by the radiation budget. This is a comparison between the incoming radiation from the sun (sunlight) and the terrestrial radiation given off by the earth’s surface (felt as heat.) Think of the sunlight shining down on earth as the same as putting pennies into a jar. As long as you keep putting pennies in, the money adds up. In the same way, as long as the sun is shining down on earth, the amount of radiation adds up. Let’s say that at some point you decide to stop depositing pennies into the jar and begin to take them out. Even though you’re withdrawing pennies, you still may have a lot of money in the jar. Likewise, when the sun goes down, the incoming radiation from the sun stops, but there is still a lot of radiation that has been absorbed by the earth, so we still feel heat near the earth even after the sun goes down. At night, the “withdrawals” of terrestrial radiation continue, and the ground and the air near it cool. Earth’s surface is typically in radiation “debt” from a couple of hours before sunset to near sunrise. When the sun comes up and the “deposits” of incoming radiation from the sun equalize with the “withdrawals” of radiation from earth, we get the coolest temperature of the day. Sometimes in winter when the sun is low in the sky, Earth’s surface can remain in radiation debt longer, and the coldest temperature of the day can actually occur as much as an hour after sunrise. As the sun gets higher in the sky, earth’s surface is in radiation surplus (the deposits exceed withdrawals), so the ground and the air near it warm.

Yes I stole it from a weather site   :)

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on November 11, 2010, 07:08:56 AM
45 degrees and dense fog as far as I can see. ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on November 11, 2010, 01:16:25 PM
58 And misting rain all day today
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on November 28, 2010, 10:36:57 AM
I'll take sub zero temperatures and 3 feet of snow over unrelenting wind any time. Wind chimes meant to be calming sound alarming and frantic. My dog won't stray more than a foot from my heels. I gave up working inside the house because the gusts hitting the gable wall (50 mph ?, not sure) are too disconcerting, lots of creaks and groans. Makes me glad I built it solidly, but leaves me wishing I had built it even more solid. There is no such thing as overbuilt during times like these.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 28, 2010, 12:08:07 PM
But at least when our winds die down, they're gone. Not so with snow and sub-zero. I lived in that for too many years; I'll never be nostalgic about the weather back home, nor the shoveling, the frozen tires and shocks, seats that turn to rocks, the need for block heaters, balky diesels....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on November 28, 2010, 02:40:17 PM
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But at least when our winds die down, they're gone. Not so with snow and sub-zero.

You are right about that Don, it's been awhile since I've had to endure a very cold winter. Time erases memories, especially the bad ones. Your post reminded me of when I used to disconnect my car battery every night and bring it inside, otherwise it would never turn over in the morning. I didn't have money for any fancy block heater, probably spent it on beer. [crz]

If it was windy all the time though I would still take the cold over the wind, I have trouble even thinking straight when it's real windy. Then of course there's cold and windy...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 28, 2010, 02:47:32 PM
Lots of dirt blowing through the air here, now. Don't like that part of the wind much.

Cold up at the cabin. Twenty eight when we arrived on Friday AM. That was in the cabin. Outside was 33. Sunny though and it got up to almost 40 every day for a few hours. Then back to below freezing for something like 18 to 22 of every 24 hours. Nice and warm in the cabin after the first couple though.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 28, 2010, 08:21:26 PM
snow forecast for the cabin; 3", maybe more
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on November 29, 2010, 07:06:03 AM
nothing but rain here, 62 today, 48 tomorrow.
very windy this weekend as Don and dug was saying, uncomfortable to work in and will work on your nerves!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on November 29, 2010, 08:01:07 AM
A couple of weeks back it was triple digit now it is almost 60 and tonight down to low 20's
I love this weather.   [cool]   d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 29, 2010, 08:42:10 AM
16 F here this morning.  Morning temps have never made it above 19F all last week.  Heavy frost.  Snow predicted Wed & Thursday. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 13, 2010, 08:00:11 PM
All weekend up in the mountains I could not believe it is almost mid December. There's no snow! Or more correctly what little fell three weeks or so back has virtually all melted away. Little bits here and there where the sun doesn't hit but that's all. It has barely dipped below freezing for a few hours every night then back up into the mid fifties! If it wasn't for the low sun angles I'd swear it was still late October.

Fire danger is back up too. The forest service has the "High" signs hung out again. That's the real bad part.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on December 13, 2010, 08:29:46 PM
The dozer plowed up to the jobsite today, I ran up a couple of loads from the building supply. Winds to 50 mph, blowing snow all day, punching through drifts on the back roads, subzero windchill, high of 17. Supposed to get downright ugly tomorrow. Something in the front end is clicking ominously... she did roll over 500,000 miles today guess I can't complain  :D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 14, 2010, 04:07:25 AM
We have dodged the bullet as far as snowfall here at the house. Minimun with 1-2" occassionally.  Not so lucky in the northern end of the county with snowfall above 2 feet.  The temp this morning was 6F with the wind the chill factor is -22F. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 14, 2010, 04:20:37 AM
The part of Idaho here I live is 34 this morning and where I work into - LaGrande Oregon - eastern Oregon it is 46 so we are normal to above normal temps.  It is very cloudy right now and lots of moisture.  Snow level I see is going to go up to 8000 or so.  The ground is starting to get pretty saturated.  A couple weeks ago we were single digits to minus and snowing like crazy.  Winds are really starting to pickup.        
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on December 14, 2010, 08:07:48 AM
Well we are not as bad as most of the country, but the weather is confused.  86 degrees yesterday high today around 60 degrees.  9 day forcast artic blast with low 60s and rain everyday. 

Going to go weather proof the horse stalls.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 16, 2010, 04:13:54 PM
Mtns forecast:
Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 16. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

It may be a snowshoe trip this weekend.   :D


Friday: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


Snowed a little here in town today.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 16, 2010, 04:45:47 PM
We got 5-6" today. Temps did raise from 8F to 16F for it to happen.  Don I was watching the news of a front coming to the west coast this Sunday which could dump 6-10 FEET by Wednesday.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: sparks on December 16, 2010, 06:01:26 PM
I'm in Madison, Wisconsin

It's cold.

Just plain old flogging cold.

Any questions?



sparks
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 16, 2010, 06:43:06 PM
I'm in Madison, Wisconsin

It's cold.

Just plain old flogging cold.

Any questions?



sparks

Just how cold is it? [waiting]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 16, 2010, 07:04:28 PM
We are watching that storm, John.  Looks like it's just offshore 80% for tonight then 100% tomorrow the 100% heavy Saturday.  As you mentioned - 5 to 10 inches rain or 5 to 10 feet snow above 7000 ft.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on December 21, 2010, 08:35:56 AM
Well I'm on day 5 of a 7 day storm.  All rain, no snow. My horse arena and stalls are al flooded.  There is now a small lake at the back of the arena.  :(

Freeways are closed all over the place due to rock fall (Pacific Coast highway) and mud flows (Interstate 215) San Bernadino.   [frus]


So how is the weather in your area? [noidea'
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on December 21, 2010, 12:37:25 PM
I saw a little bit of blue sky this morning but seems like it is insisting on clouding up - grey skies again & supposed to rain through Wed night...

We were driving along Hwy 1 (the coastal hwy) several years ago - had stayed at Pismo for a long weekend get-away.  Anyway, it poured down rain the whole time - toured Hearst's Castle in pouring down rain  >:(  We drove to Ragged Cove or some name like that along Hwy 1 - got to a nice restaurant there (nothing else around) - it was finally sunny but it was our last day & we were headed home  :(  Anyway, there was a big waterfall... 

It was beautiful, great meal, but had to turn around as Hwy 1 was blocked off right after the restaurant due to mudslides. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on December 29, 2010, 07:19:13 AM
Rain for 2 days and temps high to 50 lows to upper 20s. BRRR
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on December 29, 2010, 08:41:53 PM
We had rain, hail & snow today - the next couple days are supposed to be sunny but getting into the 20's at night - we probably won't get that cold up here, though on our ridge.

Had 3.5 inches rain over the past couple days... 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: HoustonDave on December 30, 2010, 04:41:55 AM
Rained hard yesterday, sure needed it here in East Texas.  Mild temps high 74 low 65...:)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on December 30, 2010, 08:00:56 AM
High winds, scary gusts, rain, snow, sleet, low temp expected to be about 12 degrees tonight... just plain nasty!   :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 30, 2010, 08:28:13 AM
It just went from cloudy, cool and relatively calm to blustery, snow blowing through the air sideways, and very wintery looking in the space of a few seconds. Snow sticking to the ground already!

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: HoustonDave on December 30, 2010, 09:15:58 AM
Quick Don before you get snowed in head down to Houston and I'll take you fishing in shirtsleeves!!  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 30, 2010, 02:59:46 PM
 :( :(

Not much snow here but lots of wind and it is cold (for here that means around freezing or a little below)..  Over night it may hit 11 F.

The mountains may get another 10" by tomorrow afternoon.  :)



Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: cmsilvay on December 31, 2010, 04:00:09 AM
This is nuts lows in the low teens early this week. Yesterdays high was 70 then this morning got woke up by the NOAA radio with a tornado watch for out county and a tornado warning for surrounding counties. There are reports of a tornado on the ground in NW Arkansas.Its 60 degrees now supposed to drop to 20's tonight
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on December 31, 2010, 05:37:24 AM
Brrrrr....8 degrees this morning. No big deal for many of you but in this neck of the woods that is COLD! On a positive note I guess it will provide extra motivation to finish the insulation job I am working on.  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on January 01, 2011, 06:04:15 AM
I'm hoping the first day of the new year will turn out to be the coldest. Thermometer sitting at 0 degrees right now and everything is frozen solid- no running water. Pretty sure I will be dealing with some broken pipes when it finally thaws.  :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 07, 2011, 03:58:09 AM
Just a little reminder from Mother Nature that she is not finished.  Awoke to another 2" of fresh snow.  Temp is 20F with the extended forecast showing that we will not get above freezing until next weekend.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on January 07, 2011, 08:05:47 AM
Brrr - guess I'll keep our 33 nights to 52 days with mostly sunny then... no rain til Weds night  - then slight chance
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on January 07, 2011, 07:08:01 PM
That skiff that hit you John didn't get here last night, I drove over the forest and hit it at the job this morning. Kinda ugly day but not too cold, pushed snow and poured some block cores then tarped and left heat on it. The snow followed me home, we've got a couple of inches now. Looks like a pretty gloomy week coming up, but this week wasn't too bad for January.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 12, 2011, 04:02:15 AM
Additional 5" of snow last night.  Temperature is 18F.  Feel fortuneate though as there are southern states who have gotten more accumulation than us. ???.  Weather pattern this winter has been odd.  No complaints but it looks as if someone put up "Detour" signs to Mother Nature on the Mountain State in comparison to the years previous.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on January 12, 2011, 07:36:17 AM
32F and 8" of snow by midnight last and 38 F and melting and soaking wet by 6AM.
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Post by: Redoverfarm on January 26, 2011, 11:44:41 AM
The day started off with 1-1/2" of sleet and then turned to snow.  Accumulation thus far is 4" of snow plus 1-1/2" of sleet.  Temp bounces from below freezing to just a few degrees above.  But the snow fleas have decided to emerge again.  Last year they appeared on December 24th.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on January 27, 2011, 04:30:43 PM
67 degrees tomorrow!
but I have to work  :(
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Post by: Sassy on January 27, 2011, 07:50:41 PM
Those snow fleas amaze me - wouldn't think any bugs would be up & about!

Yesterday it got to 70 degrees.  Today it was 66 just before noon - blue skies, sunshine - went down to the valley to visit w/my grandkids & hit fog, 45 degrees, cold, wet, ugly!  So glad I'm off work for awhile because I'd be driving home in that stuff at midnight & its no fun.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on January 27, 2011, 08:54:36 PM
Interesting video from the History Channel on the weather...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdIkI1ory8&feature=related
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on February 01, 2011, 08:05:55 AM
76 degrees Saturday, today;
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 01, 2011, 08:07:44 AM
rain, sleet which froze, then an inch of snow

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on February 01, 2011, 08:37:36 AM
37 degrees and dense fog (vis to 300') low tonigth snd tommorow night in mid 20s.  ???
Weather man said strong Santa Ana winds. and warm.  He must be reading the wrong que card.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 01, 2011, 10:13:49 AM
Cabin forecast calls for up to 20 inches from last night through Wednesday.

Schools closed here in the city today.
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Post by: ScottA on February 01, 2011, 11:07:12 AM
12" so far and still snowing. Going below 0 tonight. I got a call EMS to tell me not to drive anywhere today as all roads are nearly impassable. We have high winds to go with all this so lots of fun to be had. Nice and cozy in the cabin though and we still have power and internet so it's all gravy. Stay warm.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on February 01, 2011, 01:09:29 PM
We seem to be having a blizzard here in N IL


supposed to get another 18" by tomorrow

home warm

DW is cooking some beef stroganoff

V on tonight

don't get no better

 ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 02, 2011, 03:24:04 PM
It's colder in Albuquerque today than Fairbanks, Alaska!  I believe we're setting a new record low (-4) for the day; maybe a tie. Reports differ.

Our street never melted off today, it usually does within a day of snow. Just a coating of ice and packed snow, but slippery. I answered my question whether or not anti skid brakes work in reverse. They do.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ScottA on February 02, 2011, 04:55:13 PM
Going down to -10 tonight. 14" of snow on the ground and it's not going to melt this week.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: dug on February 03, 2011, 05:19:14 AM
-9 degrees now, records shattered here in southern NM. What sounded like gun shots this morning were trees snapping!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 03, 2011, 06:59:12 AM
We hit a new record for the day and month at -9 as well. The unofficial station a few blocks away hit -13.

Also the third day in a row for a school "snow" day. Not much actual snow but our local roads are totally iced with only the feeder roads and main routes having blacktop showing in the driving lanes. I know it's not as spectacular looking as Chicago's Lakeshore Dr but for high desert NM it is quite the event.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 03, 2011, 07:03:56 AM
Whats wrong with this picture.  So glad to be spared the wrath of Mother Nature for a change.  Yesterday was 50F and low of 18 last night.  This is the first winter in a long time that I can remember it being so mild (knock on wood) during the winter.  I sympathize with those usually getting what we do.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on February 03, 2011, 07:37:46 AM
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on February 03, 2011, 12:24:06 PM
I'm glad I'm not where all the snow is!  My friend in Conn says they have 70 inches on the ground & more expected - she says its the worst winter they've had in 12 yrs.

It's supposed to get in the 60's this week - almost 60 today & sunny, gotta get off of here & get outside!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 03, 2011, 04:27:24 PM
Dang cold, for NM!!!
Natural gas shortages all through the SW.
Five days in a row, M-F, that the schools are closed. Tomorrow closings are to save on fuel so residences have can have more.
We've never seen anything like this down here.
13 F here right now; 25 F  1500 miles north where I grew up!

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: muldoon on February 03, 2011, 05:37:57 PM
the weather is freakin cold. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Texas Tornado on February 03, 2011, 07:24:49 PM
24 here in South Texas with expected to 20 with chance of snow!
 ???
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Post by: glenn kangiser on February 04, 2011, 05:27:21 AM
Summer.... Sunny in the 50's to 60's first of the week.  [ouch]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on February 04, 2011, 08:56:25 AM
well, It is snowing again!
If I lived up north, this snow would be cleaned off the road, and the roads would be dry.
our snow plows here in Oklahoma, scrape the top 2" off the road and pack down the difference.
if it stops today, we will have snow covered roads for another week at least!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ScottA on February 09, 2011, 06:15:09 AM
Another 12" plus of snow today. We've broken every record for snowfall this past week. I think Al Gore needs a new hobby. I hope he likes shoveling snow.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on February 09, 2011, 06:20:07 AM
26 F at 7:15 AM - clear - no snow, should be in the mid 40's today if the sun shows up.  Freezing in the shade.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ScottA on February 10, 2011, 05:47:50 AM
-15 this morning. Still at -9 at 8:45 am. This is nuts for this part of the country.  d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on February 10, 2011, 06:04:59 AM
This saying may be more universal than I'm aware of, but around here we say "if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes". However, it all seems to happen in a moderate range. We certainly have not been hammered like the rest of the US.  'Course one never knows what will happen 15 minutes from now.  ::)   30 degrees at 5AM and cloudy.

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Post by: gandalfthegrey on February 10, 2011, 09:39:11 AM
40 degrees and 50 mph winds.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 10, 2011, 05:13:19 PM
I almost hate to report this but the Boise Valley is sort of its usual well behaved self.  Very mild and mellow.  The snow is going further up the mountains every day.  The elk and deer are starting to follow it back.  42 today, 48 by Sunday.  Sort of just a regular year here.  It was 35 today up where the ranch is at, winter is not over up there quite yet.    

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on February 10, 2011, 05:56:55 PM
It was sunny, blue skies, 60 degrees, enough wind to make the wind generator spin. 

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on February 14, 2011, 08:31:08 AM
Rain, rain, rain...mid 40's but dropping.  Olympic and Cascade foothills are in for some snow.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on February 14, 2011, 09:35:56 AM
After the last few days of sun & 70 degree weather we are in for a week of rain & snow - temps dropping rapidly.  It's currently overcast & 50.4 degrees outside right now.  Got spoiled w/the sunshine...  but we do need the rain.  I expected it to snow because every year it seems to snow just when the fruit trees are blossoming  >:( 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on February 16, 2011, 01:57:19 PM
After the last few days of sun & 70 degree weather we are in for a week of rain & snow - temps dropping rapidly.  It's currently overcast & 50.4 degrees outside right now.  Got spoiled w/the sunshine...  but we do need the rain.  I expected it to snow because every year it seems to snow just when the fruit trees are blossoming  >:( 

We are getting the tail end of your storm.  (Near Riverside)  They said it will last all week.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 16, 2011, 06:28:13 PM
Looks like several days of snow coming up now.  Ice pellets and hail a couple times today..... maybe we will be sending this east for  the next week or so, eh?  [noidea'
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on February 16, 2011, 07:18:55 PM
Right now it's unusually warm, 11 PM and 57 degrees is not typical February weather here in KY ???


Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 16, 2011, 07:22:18 PM
We also had the unusual warm just before this snow storm.  Amazing what a bit of weather modification can do, eh? [ouch]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on February 24, 2011, 10:51:53 AM
11:50 AM Feb 24 20 degrees F and snowing.  8 inches already on the ground and no thaw in sight.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on February 24, 2011, 11:18:17 AM
Brrrr - I lived up by Lynden/Bellingham area for 12 yrs.  It was beautiful, we lived right off of Wiser Lake & could see Mt Baker, but too many overcast days & drizzly rain.  The wind & ice storms got pretty cold & snow would drift pretty deep sometimes, although it never lasted that long.  Black ice constantly but we could use studded tires back then which were wonderful - in a Volkswagen I could drive in anything, even the old manual steering pickup did pretty well.

So, back to the cabin here in the Sierra foothills - we are expecting snow & rain starting this afternoon & through Saturday night - must be getting your storm...  what w/the chemtrails - even when the day starts out sunny blue skies, the planes will be making their grids across the sky until it is totally gray & covered w/clouds  >:(  Can't hardly count on a sunny day anymore!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 25, 2011, 12:19:09 PM
Temperature was 35F yesterday evening. Overnight it climbed to 50F at 7AM.  Then dropped to the current 36F.  The sun has been shinning all day as well as snow flurries & rain.  Go figure.  But there is an upside in that the robins have migrated back by the hundreds.  Won't be long now.  They wouldn't have made that early flight unless they knew the weather was on the upswing to SPRING. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 12, 2011, 09:37:28 AM
After rain & snow and snow & rain it has finally cleared up to being sunny with temps reaching 60F.  But it is bound to snow because I took the chains off the tractor. ;).  Left the snow blade on just in case. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on March 12, 2011, 10:45:25 AM
I hear ya!  Around here it always snows when the fruit trees are blooming! 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on March 12, 2011, 03:58:09 PM
"But it is bound to snow because I took the chains off the tractor."

Murphy is amazing, he lives at your house and mine at the same time.  ::)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 24, 2011, 03:31:25 AM
Some storm we had last night.  Wind must have blown 40-50 MPH.  As if I didn't have enough to do.

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And yes there is 3 Twelve Foot gates that I used for a water crossing under that mess someplace.

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I am about half afraid to drive up to the cabin and look.  It sits on a ridge top.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on March 24, 2011, 07:54:57 AM
I hope everything is ok, Red  :o  Seems like one thing gets done & you have to fix several other things. 

We're having a lot of flooding around here, too.  No flooding in the house, though. The wind is blowing pretty hard up here - been raining for days - had a little break on Tuesday.  Supposed to snow today (& last night but it didn't).  The creeks & rivers are really high.  Don't know if Yosemite is still closed.  Back in 1997 I think it flooded so bad that it was closed for a couple months - the roads & camps were washed out.   Right now there are rock & mudslides, power poles & trees down. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 24, 2011, 08:00:56 AM
I guess that was the tail of our last Sunday storm.
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Post by: Redoverfarm on March 24, 2011, 10:42:10 AM
I just wished you would have kept it out there.  The wind was stronger than I thought last night.  Listened to the local radio after I had posted and the next county over in VA reported 103MPH wind.  That might have accounted for the rain blowing upside down last night. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 24, 2011, 03:53:11 PM
It's OK, John... we are getting more to replace it... not quite as hard this time but cranking out some nice power though.  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on April 03, 2011, 07:57:00 AM
Confused.  55 degrees next 95 degrees and now 55 degrees again.  Mother nature this is not funny. ;D 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on April 03, 2011, 02:06:26 PM
60F today and believe it or not it didn't snow this morning like it had the past 3 mornings.  Friday and Saturday it was 38-42F blowing snow.  Good working weather.  I tackled the water gap that was crushed by the National Forrest tree that fell on the 24th.  Finished it up yesterday and today I replaced 100 feet of fence that was taken out this winter by a car accident.  Seeing that the annual Spring Cattle sales are this Friday I thought I would fix the holes.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on April 07, 2011, 10:42:18 AM
It was 86 the other day, today woke up to snow  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on April 11, 2011, 05:49:57 PM
The first humming bird showed up today, and the violet green swallows came by yesterday.  Ok, NOW its Spring.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on April 11, 2011, 06:21:04 PM
Well, this was Saturday >:(

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Today it was in the 80's :-\
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on April 17, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
60 on Thursday, 95 on Saturday, and tomorrow 65.   ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on April 25, 2011, 04:40:14 PM
In the mountains; it snowed last night. A couple of inches.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on April 25, 2011, 06:56:23 PM
Friday: Rain
Saturday: Rain
Sunday: Rain
Today: Rain
Tomorrow: More rain
Wednesday: even more rain
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on April 25, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
Friday: Rain
Saturday: Rain
Sunday: Rain
Today: Rain
Tomorrow: More rain
Wednesday: even more rain
same here in Oklahoma
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on April 27, 2011, 07:30:09 AM
Currently 65 on way to 90.  Friday in low 70s.  :) This is not bad but winds are coming and that means fire season starting.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on April 28, 2011, 06:20:52 PM
Friday: Rain
Saturday: Rain
Sunday: Rain
Today: Rain
Tomorrow: More rain
Wednesday: even more rain

Quote
Alabama's state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 162 deaths, while there were 33 in Mississippi, 33 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky.

Suddenly the rain doesn't seem so bad...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on May 01, 2011, 01:35:55 PM
At the cabin; Saturday was wonderful, clear skies, sunny, temperature up to 65 F.

Early Sunday (today) it began to snow around 5 or 6 AM as the weather guy said it would. By noon 5 inches had fallen with no signs of stopping. The weather guy said the snow could continue until 6 AM Monday with up to a foot accumulation.

We came home this afternoon (still snowing) only because our work ethic dictates we need to be here in town for work Tuesday. My sense of adventure said to stay at the cabin. Lots of food and water there and all kinds of yet unburned firewood. Oh well. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: fishing_guy on June 07, 2011, 01:38:09 PM
103 F here in balmy Minnesota.  Hasn't been this hot for 5 years, and definately not so early in the season.  79F at our property in northern Minnesota.  We should have taken a trip up there taken advantage of the free air conditioning!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Native_NM on June 07, 2011, 04:12:37 PM
Warm and windy, with more smoke than a casino.  Sky was a weird red last night, and a haze tonight.  The Arizona fires are over 300,000 acres, and the smoke settles right into the valley here.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on June 07, 2011, 04:32:46 PM
Temperatures at night are around the mid 40's.  By afternoon they swing to the mid 80's.  A lot of adjustment clothing wise.  I just have to clean all the long sleeve shirts out of my truck that I have shed by about 9AM. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on June 07, 2011, 05:11:11 PM
Temperatures at night are around the mid 40's.  By afternoon they swing to the mid 80's.  A lot of adjustment clothing wise.  I just have to clean all the long sleeve shirts out of my truck that I have shed by about 9AM. ;D

 rofl   That sounds like Glenn! 

We had 1.5 inches rain Sat & Sun, 40's-50's, today it got to 65, supposed to be 80-82 tomorrow & for the next 3-4 days.  Amazing weather. 

Wow, Minnesota has been hot! 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on June 08, 2011, 06:55:53 AM
Hot and dry. It's pushing up toward 100 now and after fighting 40 days and 40 nights of torrential rain to get my crops planted....It's bone dry >:(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ScottA on August 03, 2011, 01:30:42 PM
This has been the year for crazy weather. We already broke the all time coldest temp record at -28 and today we are damn close to breaking the all time hot temp of 115. Someone please tell Al Gore to make up his mind.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: StinkerBell on August 03, 2011, 04:57:57 PM
Damn Hot.....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 03, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
UMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm...........I'm tellin' mom.....Stinky said a bad worrrrrddddddddd.......... [waiting]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on August 07, 2011, 08:24:32 PM
Hot and dry!   I have never seen so little grass in the mountains here. I can't imagine what the eastern plains of NM look like, but I hear the ranchers are reducing their cattle by up to 30% or so because they can't feed more than that.  Locally, in the mtns, there are much fewer head being run in the forest and those keep trying to break throug our fenses to eat our grass.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on August 08, 2011, 07:20:42 AM
Hot n Hotter.  Coolest place is in the hammock on west patio in shade tilll 2:30 pm. that would be about 98 in shade with an easterly breeze.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 23, 2011, 12:45:15 AM
I think the weather has finally made a turn around toward Fall/Winter the last couple of days.  This morning the temperature was 46F.  Daytime temps are holding in the mid 70's.  Great working weather.  Boy I have a lot to get done to try to beat winters arrival.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on August 23, 2011, 03:56:13 AM
Boise Valley is pretty normal for this time of the year.  Nineties during the day cooling to the sixties at night.  No moisture in sight 10% chance at the most.
Up where the mountain property is eighties and fifties.  Maybe 20% chance of moisture.

This is good because right now when it does put down moisture it comes complete with lighting.  We did have a lighting stom the other night.  One of our ranch friends lost 11 sections of winter grazing which equals 7040 acres.  So now they have to buy high priced hay, and build a lot of fence back.  They are very smart operatiors it was insured but that is a lot of work putting in that much fence.

       
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on August 23, 2011, 04:00:03 AM
I think the weather has finally made a turn around toward Fall/Winter the last couple of days.  This morning the temperature was 46F.  Daytime temps are holding in the mid 70's.  Great working weather.  Boy I have a lot to get done to try to beat winters arrival.

Still holding in the 89's here but getting better.

The big concern now is Hurricane Irene. It is looking like it's going to strengthen to cat 4 and come inland through NC. The farm is on the NC line and right in it's path and the burb house was hit by Isabel when it came ashore.

Isabel took much the same path and was not as strong. I've been through major floods, blizzards and smaller hurricanes but have never been as nervous as I waited out that night with Isabel hammering the mature trees around the house.

The next day, it looked like an atomic bomb had gone off all the way to the coast,
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on August 23, 2011, 05:13:39 AM
We wish you the best of luck Peter.


We now have had 2 1/2 inches total rain in our part of the Jemez. Doesn't sound like much, and it isn't, but the fire danger has been downgraded to Moderate now. Much better than the summer full of Extreme.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on August 23, 2011, 05:36:30 AM
We wish you the best of luck Peter.


We now have had 2 1/2 inches total rain in our part of the Jemez. Doesn't sound like much, and it isn't, but the fire danger has been downgraded to Moderate now. Much better than the summer full of Extreme.

Thanks Don! The biggest problem I have now is getting things ready. I need to sharpen the chains on the saws and just haven't gotten the energy up. This couldn't have picked a worse weekend because my glucose has just gone crazy this week. I haven't eaten anything other than enough water to float a battleship, for 3 days....and five minutes ago it's still 439. I have a lot of motivation right now and that's about all that's keeping me moving.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 23, 2011, 07:54:16 AM
Hope it turns and stays up the coast.  Maybe it will look ahead and realize a stubborn old man lives that direction and we best not mess with him.  ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on August 23, 2011, 09:03:55 AM
Hope it turns and stays up the coast.  Maybe it will look ahead and realize a stubborn old man lives that direction and we best not mess with him.  ;)

We just had a pretty big earthquake. I've never been through one before. Cell phones don't work... c*
Might be the end. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Squirl on August 23, 2011, 09:06:40 AM
Yup, up the entire east coast. First one of those I can remember.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on August 23, 2011, 09:34:57 AM
5.9
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on August 23, 2011, 09:42:13 AM
False alarm. It wasn't an earthquake.

 I just it was the dollar hitting rock bottom. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 23, 2011, 12:09:15 PM
Heavy Dollar Bills. Some say it was felt as far West as we are.  But I couldn't tell I was mowing a friends yard  (rough). 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Native_NM on August 23, 2011, 02:48:02 PM
False alarm. It wasn't an earthquake.

 I just it was the dollar hitting rock bottom. ;D

No, that would be a 9.0 at least.  You will hear millions of Americans scream "Oh Fukushima!" in unison.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on August 24, 2011, 05:57:24 PM
The wheel of weather is predicting highs in the mid 80's and lows in the mid 60's with no rain this weekend. I plan to make the most of it
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Squirl on August 25, 2011, 12:33:49 PM
Everyone now is in a panic over a hurricane.  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on August 25, 2011, 08:18:01 PM
Well, some of us "countryplanners" might be in more danger than others.

Me; since the east coast earthquake the local news media is somewhat abuzz about the "past dueness" of a Rio Grande Valley earthquake. While it might be an exciting life experience, I'd rather take a rain check on that. Anyhow it all gives me new food for thought on the fact that our mountains are in a seismic C zone. Not the worst, but not a "what me worry?" zone either.


Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on August 26, 2011, 07:01:56 AM
It was an eye opener in a lot of ways Don. First, we had it and Jane said "What's going on" after a few seconds I figured it out and said "Earthquake I guess".

After a few minutes the news went crazy ...EARTHQUAKE....5.9.....on and on as if the state was in shambles. The truth is, it was a non event. New Yorkers started doing what they do best. Whining! They still are, now about the Hurricane which may really cause some problems, but also something we live with every year.

I also firmed up some ideas about buildings (John may have a stroke). Pole foundations (IMO) rule. The farm house and every other pole building I looked at, just went with the shaking and didn't even crack a wall seam.... but most of the damage I've seen was a direct result of masonry foundations cracking and crumbling.

I looked at one yesterday where the chimney had broken off and fallen through the roof. When I looked for a cause, the foundation had a crack with a 4 inch gap in it. It wasn't the chimney that moved, it was the house.

Last, I am getting my annual education about people. Country people and even burbanites who are more independent, just handle problems as they come. Everyone else looks to the government to do something.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on August 26, 2011, 08:41:16 AM
Here in the desert of Eastern Wa and Eastern OR (yes we actually have a desert out here) we've been having the coolest summer since 1993...crazy huh?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on August 26, 2011, 08:57:48 AM
Here in the desert of Eastern Wa and Eastern OR (yes we actually have a desert out here) we've been having the coolest summer since 1993...crazy huh?

You can include the deserts of western Idaho as well.  It is finely getting around to being hot here. 

Oh my gosh you don't don't suppose this is the start of global cooling that will lead to a new ice age and Washington, Oregon and Idaho will be the pivot point so quick everyone panic or wait -   [waiting] we can just ski down and see Mountain Don....   [slap]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on August 26, 2011, 11:38:25 AM
You can include the deserts of western Idaho as well.  It is finely getting around to being hot here. 

Oh my gosh you don't don't suppose this is the start of global cooling that will lead to a new ice age and Washington, Oregon and Idaho will be the pivot point so quick everyone panic or wait -   [waiting] we can just ski down and see Mountain Don....   [slap]
;D d*

Somebody call Al Gore!  Oh wait, he's too busy flying jets around and building monster mansions with all the money he's earning selling his tripe.... ::) :o
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on August 26, 2011, 12:45:32 PM
San Bernadino mountians Possible thunder storms and 110 degrees.  I can see thunder heads there from my front door.  I got the 110 but no rain. ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 16, 2011, 03:50:45 AM
28F this morning with a heavy frost.   I am so not ready for Winter yet.   :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on September 16, 2011, 05:55:51 AM
It finally rained yesterday, after 2 weeks of blazingly sunny days.  This frog was blistering in the heat...which meant highs in the low 80's....ok so that seems cool to many of you.  For this area, it qualifies as hot.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on September 16, 2011, 07:07:07 AM
28F this morning with a heavy frost.   I am so not ready for Winter yet.   :(

The mountains are ahead of me John.
It was cool her but never got below 40. I'm not quite ready for winter either but fall is looking good!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on September 16, 2011, 07:41:09 AM
Finally...two days of marine layer.  Nice and cool ..  upper 40s last night. 50s this morning. c*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on September 16, 2011, 11:59:40 AM
Definitly fall weather. Cooler. 77 right now here in the burbs and 54 at the cabin. The lowest cabin weather temp so far has been 40. Here last night it dropped to 53. Had a little rain, maybe more this evening.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on September 16, 2011, 01:02:58 PM
Its 78 here right now @ the U cabin @ 3pm - feels good after last week in the 90's.  Don't like the shorter days tho...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Squirl on September 18, 2011, 04:51:36 PM
Frost warning.  Cold snap from Canada.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: gandalfthegrey on September 19, 2011, 07:36:43 AM
Finally...two days of marine layer.  Nice and cool ..  upper 40s last night. 50s this morning. c*

if there is one thing I can rely on it is the weather man does not know what is going on.  Predicted morning fog and cooling ( on NBC) and hot and sunny on (ABC).

High pressure system over Las Vegas is bringing OFF SHORE flow that means close to triple digit highs again as winds blow from high desert to ocean.  High today mid to upper 90s.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on September 20, 2011, 08:16:47 AM
We actually got a day or two of hot weather and then it's gone back to cool again...fall is here a bit early and my garden isn't happy with the cool weather...but I'm lovin' it!

This winter might be a tad cool though...guess we'll see.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on October 04, 2011, 12:00:16 PM
Rain, both here at home and in the mountains. Friday's mountain forecast is for a chance of snow and a low of 27F

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 04, 2011, 02:57:40 PM
It's starting to warm back up again after the little canadian cold air blast.  But it did'nt leave before it dropped 9" of snow in the northenr end of the county (Snowshoe & Cass).  Just had flurries on Saturday at the house.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on October 04, 2011, 03:44:23 PM
Please
Try the Pacific North Wet......
In the Well-I’m-wet Valley we get 11.9 months of fall, or what we have come to call Falsuminter.


Friends visiting for a week from out of town (during the two days of summer);

"It's so green here! How lovely....is that moss?"
"No, it's my lawn"

"What a lovely patina on your deck furniture"
Oh, forgot to wipe off the mold.....do you have a change of clothes?"

Two days later
"S-o-o-o-o how long does it take to water your lawn?"
"I'm not, summer’s over."

"Well then explain those freckles."
"Rust spots"

"So that explains the lines at the tanning booths..."
"Sorta, we just go there to remember what bright looks like"

"Hey pard, what's that in my MaiTai, an olive?"
"OOOH, Hal, That's not your drink, it's our pet slug's living quarters, and, as I was about to show you, that's my tie....watch him climb it.......Heyyyy, where'd his slime water go?"
Honey, do we have any more of that triple sec lemon slime mix?
....and a bar towel for Hal's little mess he made.....and some alka seltzer....


"When can we leave?"
"GreyArk arrives at noon, daily"


Pacific North Wet forecast:

Tues: Rain, stare out window

Wed: Showers, mad dash out to get mail, forget to unlock door, stare in window

Thurs: Rain (huh, imagine that) don wet suit, get mail, wave at neighbor with webbed hand, neighbor shows you his one finger webbed flipper trick

Fri: Drizzle all day, sunburst right after work, wash car, reserve tee time

Sat: Gully washer then drizzle to showers (Mothernature: HA HA HA HA HA)
Settle for slug fest with neighbor (racing trained pet slugs)

Sun: Pray for rain to go away, frogs/locust appear

Mon: There's a sun rise, and you can see it (Mothernature: HA HA HA HA HA)
Sunny all day......at work (stare out window)

Extended forecast:
Rinse, repeat
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: NM_Shooter on October 04, 2011, 05:41:21 PM
Terrible.... rain predicted for the next 4 days.  That means snow on my ranch, and I need to get in and out.  I may have to resort to just taking the RZR and leaving the truck by the road. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on October 04, 2011, 11:27:21 PM
Here in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon high deserts the annual summer drought is braking we received rain.  Hard for us to natives to understand so I can imagine what others think when they move here and experience rain, snow, sleet in great abundance then suddenly one day it all goes away.  Then you never see it again for months not hardly a shower let alone a cloud.  Then it appears sort of God sent one fall day.  A few wispy clouds then by noon the next day the sun disappears and we have moisture.  This has been one very dry summer for being so wet in the spring.  Temps were mild here I think we never really went triple digits in Aug when we reach out and touch hot.  Now temps are falling and the cows and horses are starting to put on their winter hair.  Snow levels I read are to be down to 7000'.  Time to collect fire wood now that the fire danger is starting to come down.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on October 05, 2011, 04:28:34 AM
The weather appears to be more like that of the 'dust bowl' era but I haven't researched it to know for sure...

For us we had a couple hot days (yes just a couple) otherwise it's been VERY cool....like spring went into fall and skipped summer practically!  the garden wasn't happy either.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 23, 2011, 02:53:33 AM
Old Man Winter is knocking on my door.  Second morning in a row that we have had a heavy frost. 27F this morning.  :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ChuckinVa on October 23, 2011, 03:48:25 AM
Frost here this morning. first of the year.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on October 23, 2011, 07:51:38 AM
Weather says 84 - but it's been staying in the high 70's - beautiful Fall   :)  We had over 3 inches of rain a couple weeks ago so everything is greening up very nicely.  In fact, the whole summer was beautiful - maybe had one 100 degree day, otherwise it was low 80's to low 90's.  Unusual for around here when sometimes we have 100+ for 2 months in a row  :o 

The leaves on the maples & another tree (don't know name) are turning red, the cottonwoods are yellow - very pretty.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on November 22, 2011, 10:12:03 AM
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on November 23, 2011, 05:53:21 AM
We have a heat wave going this week. Mid 60's.
It's my fault for buying that new stove :-\
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on November 23, 2011, 06:08:04 AM
"Rain gear" rain, several inches during last 3 days, more coming.  One small wind storm 30-60 mph gusts, another one coming Thanksgiving day. Several inches more rain during the next several days. The solar motion detector triggered battery backed up lights around the place are not getting enough light to keep the batteries charged, so carrying a lantern around has become helpful. Temps vary between high 30's low 40's at night and low 40's to high 40's during daylight. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on November 23, 2011, 04:55:39 PM
considerations, that's why I moved out of Puget Sound...  too much rain!  The area was beautiful, but needed a little more sunlight.  Visited Leavenworth, WA last year - never made it that far east in the 12 yrs I lived in WA, but I could live there...   :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on November 23, 2011, 09:26:06 PM
considerations, that's why I moved out of Puget Sound...  too much rain!  The area was beautiful, but needed a little more sunlight.  Visited Leavenworth, WA last year - never made it that far east in the 12 yrs I lived in WA, but I could live there...   :)

I agree with you 100%.  I love Seattle and the Puget Sound area with a strange passion but never could I live up there.  I love to visit up there even when the rains settle in.   c*  But just visit.....  no wonder coffee is so popular up there.....  and great fresh seafood......  It is a world almost to its self like none other.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on December 02, 2011, 04:02:23 PM
Today in Oklahoma was 42 degrees, tomorrow will be 57 and rainy.....
it waited all week to rain on the weekend.....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 02, 2011, 04:30:37 PM
The weather here is iffy enough for the drive to our mountain property we decided to sit home this weekend.

Tonight: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on December 02, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
After a near record November snowfall and much lower than normal temps (near 0F), we expect rain and mid 40's.  Yuk...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 02, 2011, 04:46:40 PM
We can not seem to attract a decent storm up this way in Idaho.  It is cold and windy.  At 5000 ft where the ranch is there is a little snow in the shadows.  Lows in the low teens and highs in the low thirties.  This has caused a warning that certain areas can expect wind chills to be well below zero. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on December 02, 2011, 06:34:15 PM
"considerations, that's why I moved out of Puget Sound...  too much rain!"

LOL Sassy! 

Rain is a big part of the reason I love it here.  I don't think I'd like to live any further west, like in the Rainforest Proper, but these woods are lush and rich from all the water, infinite shades of green, earthy smells, and a cozy cabin with a big window on it all and a warm fire.  Fresh clam chowder, sourdough bread, and a bottle of wine....

OK, tromping through mud to fill bird feeders, water running down my face as I'm trying to drive nails, excessive "tarpage" tending to keep that dry  firewood dry, salmon on the highway as the creeks flood (really hate that), winds making 100'+ firs and cedars wave like wheat fields in a breeze, dead short in the electric fence (only when its raining), cats trying to dissect small creatures on my kitchen floor because "its too wet to do it outside".   

Funny thing, all of the above can happen in a single day.   

I guess I've been in the NW so long that I've become a real "weenie" in the heat.  Take it over 75F and I'm making popsicles and calling "union breaks" every 1/2 hour in the shade.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 04, 2011, 09:54:24 AM
Hmmm. Yes I think I'm glad we never bothered with trying to drive to our cabin this weekend.  The highway is snowpacked and icy today. It has snowed up there but I can't tell how much as the precipitation collector does not have a heater to melt the snow. The forecast for today and tomorrow at out location is....

This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. West wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind around 5 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 13. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 05, 2011, 06:45:56 AM
Snow day here in the high desert today. Roads are snowpacked and icy and it looks like we're going to stay below freezing (20 F right now) all day. Got to find the snow shovel in the shed or garage. Why didn't I think of that yesterday?   ???

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 05, 2011, 06:51:21 AM
Mt Don - Do you have a Snotel site close to your cabin  http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/New_Mexico/new_mexico.html

Anyone else do a search include State and Snotel.  You should bring up a link with a state map and where they are located.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 05, 2011, 07:08:26 AM
Not wishing you any bad weather or anything but I am glad everyone else is getting their fair share.  For us it has been a relatively good fall ( Did we have one or just jump into winter?)  You can keep it out your way Don because it is way too early to start with that stuff.  But it looks like we might get something this evening and tomarrow.  Oh Yeah don't forget to get a bag of calcium or salt for the steps. ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 05, 2011, 07:10:08 AM
No Rick, the Snotel sites are a little further north of us. We do have a remote weather station just off the highway about 4 miles away from our property though. It's good for wind, temps, sun, fuelwood moisture, rain and so on. It doesn't "do" snow depths though. It will record the moisture though but there is a delay as the catchment is not heated. So when it's freezing the snow collects and then may melt several days or more later.   Better than nothing though.

MesoWest JESN5 (http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base.cgi?stn=JESN5&unit=0&timetype=LOCAL)

They too have sites across the country. Start here...
MesoWest States Map (http://mesowest.utah.edu/index.html)

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 05, 2011, 07:24:10 AM
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Doesn't look like much, but the road is slippery.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UK4X4 on December 05, 2011, 07:25:19 AM
webcams too can be used

I have one at the resort 1/2 a mile from my cabin site- and then another at 10,000ft above and 2 miles to the west

I love sitting here in Colombia and being able to check out the weather at my property 1000's of miles away

http://www.powderhorn.com/cams/update.html
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt/?n=nexrad

Counting down to the 18th for Christmas on the hill in the little pikey caravan !

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 05, 2011, 08:15:19 AM
Strange as it might seem our SnoTel site does not do snow.  Does total moisture.  This is done via a bladder that displaces liquid that is measured and weighed, calculated from what I understand.

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Idaho/idaho.html 

If you open that link.  Find Boise the first two red dots east of Boise one is Prairie where the ranch is located.  The other dot is Trinity a large mountain above Prairie.  High alpine lakes, trees and big snows.  (Well not right now.)

Of you go south of Boise that there are three dots grouped together.  Mud Flat, South Mountain, and Reynolds Creek.  Member Mike on Bike has his project going close to Mud Flat.  (Do not let the name fool you.)  That is the Owyhee Mountain country down there.  That is an area of fascinating geology, wildlife, history and huge ranches.

 UK4X4 we are a little shy on web cams and fancy accouterments up this way.  I might buy one and install it up there when we move up there, or put it over at the store.  A network of them in house and out building would certainly keep the thieves away if they did not steal all the equipment.   :-[   
 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 05, 2011, 08:21:54 AM
 [cool]  Rick.    In northern NM there is some service that does do snow depths. I'm pretty sure there is one near NM_Shooter up near Chama. At the Chama RR bridge IIRC. Must be another service.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UK4X4 on December 05, 2011, 09:04:25 AM
"A network of them in house and out building would certainly keep the thieves away if they did not steal all the equipment."

I'm only 5 mins from the ski resort and an hour from civilisation so theft is a worry where I am too

I have presently 2 hunting cams 14ft up in the aspens with python locks -hitch lock-wheel locks and all 6 wheels locked too each other as well.

really only have to worry in the summer when the grounds hard enough to drive it out though.

Down the line I think I'll try a permenant webcam-

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on December 21, 2011, 05:52:19 PM
looks like Christmas in the Tulsa area will be sunny and 51.. 8) guess we will see if it happens
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on December 21, 2011, 05:59:28 PM
It's HOT!
This is Christmas week. We should have snow and ice.
This has to be the Government's doing. >:(

62F Thunder Storms ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 04, 2012, 03:41:27 AM
A baumy 10F here in the Mountain state this morning.  2" of snowfall the other night is still here ( 8" at the ski resort).  Yesterday's high was 18F. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on January 04, 2012, 04:12:41 AM
A baumy 10F here in the Mountain state this morning.  2" of snowfall the other night is still here ( 8" at the ski resort).  Yesterday's high was 18F.

No snow but a comfy 19 degrees. The stove is loving it!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on January 10, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
High of 56 today, high in the lower 30's for the weekend  :(

I'm ready for Spring
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on January 11, 2012, 06:00:18 AM
High 20's (F) at night - Mid 30's during the day.  Clear.  Means the hoses stay frozen as well as any frost on the ground, and ice crystals ooze up out of the mud in clumps of little columns, like transparent mushrooms.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 11, 2012, 06:54:10 AM
Boise Valley actually had a little snow yesterday.  Getting chilly again. 

High of 56 today, high in the lower 30's for the weekend  :(

I'm ready for Spring

Sorry man I can not agree, we need a lot of snow in the mountains here.  It has still not done anything................

Hey Glenn and Sassy send some storms up this way.  Considerations, you all up that way could help out a little as well........ 

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 11, 2012, 09:55:25 AM
Today...Cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s to upper 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph over west anchorage in the morning. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast wind 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Tonight...A chance of snow in the evening...then steady snow developing by midnight. Snow accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Lows 15 to 20. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast wind 15 to 35 mph becoming northwest 15 mph after midnight.

Thursday...Snow. Snow accumulation 5 to 10 inches. Storm total snow accumulation 9 to 18 inches. Highs in the lower to mid 20s. Variable wind 10 mph.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 13, 2012, 04:02:31 AM
A little more of winter this morning. 2" of new snow, temperature 20F (40F last night), wind 20-30 MPH with gust of 50MPH. This will be the trend for the next couple days as we are caught by the artic blast from the west.  But it could be worse like in Alaska with 15-18 FEET of snow. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 13, 2012, 04:13:27 AM
My part of Idaho still plenty cold but again no snow!  Looks as if we may get a storm next week!!   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on January 16, 2012, 08:14:53 PM
It's the middle of January, it's Midnight, and it's 60 degrees here in Louisville  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 16, 2012, 08:55:43 PM
Hey everybody do the Snoopy snow dance.  Idaho may just may get some snow this week!!!  We really need it!!!   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on January 17, 2012, 04:06:54 PM
It's the middle of January, it's Midnight, and it's 60 degrees here in Louisville  ???

And not surprisingly...

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120117/NEWS01/301170045/3-tornadoes-confirmed-in-Louisville-area
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on January 18, 2012, 04:56:32 AM
The Cascades are filling with snow (and that’s r-e-a-l good), but here in the Well-I’m-wet valley, we’ve been getting slosh, or rain mixed with snow, or what I call snain.
In normal parts of the country, snow comes down all fluffy, and even drivers of trucks will gaze upon the freshly laid blanket with awe and wonder.
Snain, when it sticks, is immediate slosh.
So, for the third morning in a row, I’ve woke up to snain, but still have a bit of awe, as in 'awe, sh^t'…..
S’mornin’ I zipped past a semi on I-205 (curvy, dippy, non-supered, engineering marvel of a stretch of hwy), and just as I was along side the big fella we ran into a nice patch of standing water. ‘Course, nine of his eighteen wheels did that ‘Hey, I’m in a car wash’ thing to my Wrangler, as I crabbed thru the mini lake, doing my best to keep rubber side down, and waiting patiently for restored visibility….while screaming to the beat of Led Zeppelin.
Yeah, gonna say it was about a 8.9 on the pucker scale, as when I came back to my office from making coffee, I noticed bits of foam from the torn Jeep seat in my chair....and it ain't even 6 am yet.
Gonna be a fun day, yes indeedy, a fun day.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 18, 2012, 05:21:43 AM
You need to turn around and do the mini lakes up in the Columbia River Gorge,  Best I have found is Lake Bridal Veil followed by the always exciting Scream of Death Lake comboed with the zephyr winds just before The Dalles.  Now that is fun well exciting and I have done it on vacation!  And to think people pay good money to go to Disneyland. 

Please do the snow dance for Idaho.  Last night showed we were going to get 8.5 inches.  This morning none on the ground and the prediction has been dropped to 2.5 inches.  However the mountains look as if they will get a couple feet.   

 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on January 18, 2012, 05:37:08 AM
 Yeah, The Gorge is always a fun run.
Truckers just love it in winter.

Boy, we sure need some accumulation down at the cabin.
Chemult canceled their sled races this year….usually snow is measured in feet by now.
Still seein’ pavement thru town.
But snow’s a comin’
10 day fcst is snow ever’ day and temps to accommodate.
Yeeehaw!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: curlewdave on January 18, 2012, 06:08:47 AM
We're down in Southwest Washington, near a town called Pe Ell...Since 10 last night we've picked up 18" of snow, and still coming down.  Hope everyone's roofs are stout!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on January 18, 2012, 06:23:42 AM
Hey Dave, been three decades since I drove thru Pe Ell.
18"...nice.
Raymond still a town?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: curlewdave on January 18, 2012, 06:31:09 AM
Not a real active place anymore.   We still like to go to South Bend occasionally, especially when we can buy the fish off the boats.  Love South Bend, but Raymond is much more depressed, and depressing, when you compare it to more robust economic times.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on January 18, 2012, 06:39:54 AM
Yeah, it was half shuttered back in the early '80s....wondered.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on January 18, 2012, 09:25:48 AM
 

Boy, we sure need some accumulation down at the cabin.
Chemult canceled their sled races this year….usually snow is measured in feet by now.
Still seein’ pavement thru town.
But snow’s a comin’
10 day fcst is snow ever’ day and temps to accommodate.
Yeeehaw!

And here she comes
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kev_alaska on January 18, 2012, 11:24:26 AM
20th straight day of -10 or below at the cabin...Sheesh... most snow we have had in years and too much of a wimp to beat around in it.

kevin
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 18, 2012, 01:10:38 PM
Went to cabin in Nancy Lake area last weekend.  -30 warming to -25.  Brrr.  Snowmachines and Truck all started though....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 18, 2012, 03:30:03 PM
Went to cabin in Nancy Lake area last weekend.  -30 warming to -25.  Brrr.  Snowmachines and Truck all started though....

But how much snow are you getting in comparison to the reports of 15-18' up there.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: curlewdave on January 19, 2012, 07:40:47 AM
18" of snow yesterday, and an ice storm last night and today...Don't see too many cars on the county road (1)........Still have power, though....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 19, 2012, 09:00:33 AM
37 inches of snow with 9 inchews new last week.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on January 19, 2012, 09:53:52 AM
Ice rain shutting down the roads...stayed home from work today.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 11, 2012, 05:03:09 PM
Experiencing a little Artic Blast.  Winds sustained at 20 MPH, gusting to 45-50MPH.  Temps dropped from 32F in the AM to 13F now. Expected to drop 2-6F by late tonight.  But somehow we have dodged the snow accumulation with only an inch or so. Predicted 8-10" by Monday.  I believe the mountains diverted alot of it.  Time to put another log on the fire. ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: alex trent on February 11, 2012, 06:10:18 PM


80 day time and 72 night.  NICAs wearing jackets.  On the mtn it is 4-5 degrees cooler and steady 15 mph wind.

Bad news is that we have had 2 inches of rain thus far  in February when the long term says 0.5 for the whole month.  Bad for the build and the plywood subfloor.  Coffee pickers too.

I actually miss some of the tough winter wx and snow.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on February 13, 2012, 07:36:53 PM
It's been unseasonably warm. The weather heads say we're about 15" behind normal for snow this season, despite that my place is still a mudpit
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on February 15, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
We've had close to 3 inches over the past few days - woke up to a couple inches of snow this morning which made my granddaughters very happy  :)  After they got thoroughly wet, muddy & cold, they were ready to go into the house.  Snowballs, snow angels, snowmen...  just part of the fun for kids  c*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 20, 2012, 03:32:54 AM
Hope the groundhog is enjoying his extended hibernation (6 more weeks of winter).  We got 5" of snow last night with temps at 18F this morning.  Shouldn't last too long.    [waiting]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on February 20, 2012, 08:01:23 AM
welllllll,,,,VIRGINIA GOT SNOW, Gee, I remember when it snowed all the time ???

The Valley apparently didn't get much of anything. The farm was supposed to get rain and got 4", Central Va got about 4" and watching city people drive on wet snow is entertaining ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 25, 2012, 05:17:02 AM
Mother Nature is a little confused.  60F sunny yesterday and 2" of snow with Temperatures in the Mid 20'sF today and still snowing.   ???   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 26, 2012, 01:17:35 PM
Shirtsleeve weather. And I mean short sleeves!!

A very nice day for outdoors work. Just enough wind to keep the dust I'm making blowing away.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 26, 2012, 07:39:13 PM
8" last Sunday, it hit almost 70 midweek and we loaded timbers in snow squalls yesterday. Mildest winter in my memory.  Buds are just swelling, rye in the fields is glowing, a few daffs on the kitchen windowsill. It looks like an early spring in the southern Appalachians  :).
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on February 27, 2012, 05:27:08 AM
8" last Sunday, it hit almost 70 midweek and we loaded timbers in snow squalls yesterday. Mildest winter in my memory.  Buds are just swelling, rye in the fields is glowing, a few daffs on the kitchen windowsill. It looks like an early spring in the southern Appalachians  :).

Yep...and the bugs are already getting to be a problem.
I have 8 cords of wood I had earmarked for this winter that will get carried over.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on March 02, 2012, 04:04:37 PM
Had a bad weather day in our area

http://originalweatherblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/significant-tornado-damage-in.html (http://originalweatherblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/significant-tornado-damage-in.html)

Second tornado this year. Going to be an ugly Spring, it seems
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 05, 2012, 04:01:20 AM
Alberta Clipper passing through this morning.  3-4" of snow and still pouring it down.  Temp's 28F.  No school today.  So much for the early spring.   ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on March 05, 2012, 06:47:07 AM
Alberta Clipper passing through this morning.  3-4" of snow and still pouring it down.  Temp's 28F.  No school today.  So much for the early spring.   ;D

Got an inch at the Farm and about 2 in the Burbs. Spring will come John, don't rush it. In two months we will be complaining about the heat. ;D
It's 27 degrees right now.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 05, 2012, 06:55:26 AM
Got an inch at the Farm and about 2 in the Burbs. Spring will come John, don't rush it. In two months we will be complaining about the heat. ;D
It's 27 degrees right now.

Well we ended up with 6" and now the sun is shinning.  Seeing that the 1st of March came in like a "lamb" I guess we are at the end of March (I wish) already with it being like the 'Lion". 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ChuckinVa on March 05, 2012, 07:42:32 AM
4-5" here. Big White Fluffy Flakes coming down.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on March 05, 2012, 08:38:25 AM
Alberta Clipper passing through this morning.  3-4" of snow and still pouring it down.

That storm came through here last night, leaving the same 3-5". S'posed to be in the 60's Tuesday and Wednesday, I'll send that your way as well
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on March 05, 2012, 11:34:11 AM
65 F, sunshine, blue sky, almost no wind.... wonderful
Low last night was only 35
Perfect weather for the small concrete stoop I did yesterday in preparation for the new door and thicker wall on the renovation project. Covered the concrete with insulating blankets and left a small light bulb going, just in case it got colder.

56 F at the cabin with a low last night of 24.

Solar is making 823 watts per sq meter :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on March 13, 2012, 03:12:58 PM
It's the middle of March and I just mowed my back yard. Looks like Spring has sprung, about a month early
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: peternap on March 14, 2012, 04:46:14 AM
Saturday night it was around 25 degrees. Sunday, near 70, yesterday 80...It has to be the Government! :-\
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on March 14, 2012, 08:19:31 AM
Here we have had very strong winds for several days, clouds built for several days and and now rain.  Snow up at 5500' then this afternoon on up to 6500'.  Hoping the rain and warm weather takes the snow away up there at the ranch.  I need / want to get started in the orchard very soon.     
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on March 18, 2012, 09:35:50 AM
The sky is dirt!
40 mph winds with a 52 mph gust recorded this AM have filled the sky with desert dirt/sand.

I couldn't see our Lowes store from where I make the turn into their parking lot!

Needless to say I am not trying to install foam sheets today.  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on April 03, 2012, 05:49:44 AM
Snow. Snow that turns to slush on the road. It's collecting on ground and grass and starting to stay on the concrete and brick walks and driveway.

Forecast in the mtns was for 3 to 7 last night. But with no snow melter on the weather station the precipitation meter has nothing to report.   :-\
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on June 30, 2012, 08:04:55 AM
101 degrees Thursday, 105 yesterday and the forecast is for 104 today. Not a good weekend for camping
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: waggin on July 03, 2012, 12:08:37 PM
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Declared defeat and turned on the heat this afternoon when it got down to 62 in the cabin.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on July 03, 2012, 01:52:45 PM
LOL!

We have the same problem.  Normally it's between 90-100 this time of year but last time I checked (about 2:30) it was 75!!!!!

Heat wave back east and we're stuck in spring it seems.....very odd for us I'll tell you, very odd!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on July 24, 2012, 02:55:07 PM
We have been experiencing a lot of thunder storms in the last 3 weeks.  I can remember having maybe a week occassionally off and on through the summer but not repeatedly day after day for this length of time.  Here is a farm about 60 miles from the house that lightning stuck a tree which had 24 cattle huddled underneath. 

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on July 24, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
We've found a number of dead cattle under trees when moving about the Jemez, the Santa Fe NF. Strangely we've never come across any elk or deer like that. Do they know something or maybe that's just the way our luck runs. ....  sometimes it's the smell that leads us to them.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on July 24, 2012, 03:20:19 PM
Right now, second coldest July on record for Anchorage, AK.  That is after a cold and record snowfall winter.  Sorry lower 48...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: CjAl on July 27, 2012, 03:54:41 AM
we have been hot and very rainy. last year was a record drought, killed millions of trees. this year its near record rain and all the dead trees are falling. i had two 100'+ pine trees fall within fifteen feet of the house right where my wife was sleeping. i knew they were coming down, i had chains on them so they would fall to one side or the other and not right on the house. still scarry.

its 100 and humid this weekend and its my weekend to build on the cabin. good times
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on July 27, 2012, 04:23:51 AM
The hills and mountains here are drying out at an alarming rate.  Weather reports here have become quite boring.  But our summers here get that way.  Temps are in the high 90's - triple digits as of late.  I went out to do some yard work the other day and felt too hot went back inside news said it was 107.         
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: considerations on July 28, 2012, 06:19:44 AM
Highs mid 60's, lows mid 50's.  A surprising amount of cloudiness during the day and coastal fogs in the AM.  Great working weather, but my tomatoes could use more sun.  We had a lot of rain in June, more than normal even for here. No drought in this corner of the country.  I'm feeling pretty lucky, even if I do need a green house for warm weather vegetables. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on July 28, 2012, 06:51:20 AM
Considerations you are more than welcome to send you tomatoes to the Boise area.  We are still in the boring high nineties - triple digits daily now.  More like summer I remember as a kid.  No clouds until the thunder booms show up in the afternoons and evenings.  Mostly likely will continue until mid - September.

   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on July 31, 2012, 05:13:57 AM
I think summer might have started here in earnest but it's much cooler then normal, still.

Up at the cabin Spring held on until July 29th and may yet be hanging on....rain, cool weather...it's awesome :)

Though, I might get worried if summer doesn't show up soon!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on July 31, 2012, 05:35:38 AM
GRRRR!!!  We are above normal here and really looks a lot like when I was a young'n growing up here.  It does cool off well at night however.  The mountains because the way that the snow chinooked off this year.  The soil did not have a lot of moisture stored.  Grass is in short supply for the livestock and August  into September things will be a tinder box here.

That said I am sure glad you are not catching it there.  However I have seen some very hot weather over your way.  But it makes the Walla Walla Sweet Onions and the Hermiston mellons grow and grow.   [hungry]         
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on July 31, 2012, 11:01:21 AM
If you are in short supply of rain just try making hay it will give you all you want.   >:(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on July 31, 2012, 08:38:24 PM
If you are in short supply of rain just try making hay it will give you all you want.   >:(

Quickest way to make it rain is to cut your hay!  ;)  However that will not even work this year or so it seems.

Thanks for the offer - however we have friends in Tulsa and Edmond, Ok and they will take it.  Here in the valley we have irrigation and the reservoirs are in very good shape and will carry over a lot of water.  We should be okay even next year.  But if we go a year after that it will be grim.     
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on August 01, 2012, 09:51:24 AM
It's been downright nice here so far :)  80's and 90's (which is COOL for us this time of year).....

Cabin evening temps around 45 and daytime temps in the 80's....honestly, I'm loving it!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on September 03, 2012, 09:04:30 AM
Quickest way to make it rain is to cut your hay!  ;)  However that will not even work this year or so it seems.

Seems to work here. My neighbor cut his Thursday and we got 1.2 inches over the weekend.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 03, 2012, 09:10:12 AM
Send it this way. 

The ouija boards and crystal balls and even the bass ones say no rain here through September... 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 03, 2012, 10:22:56 AM
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 03, 2012, 12:40:37 PM
Where did you find that John.  You are not teasing me now are you?

The would be great news!!!  But anytime there is an El'Nino we are in trouble here with drought so it seems.  Understand one is building......  :-\

Rick91351

   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 03, 2012, 03:05:07 PM
Where did you find that John.  You are not teasing me now are you?

The would be great news!!!  But anytime there is an El'Nino we are in trouble here with drought so it seems.  Understand one is building......  :-\

Rick91351

 

That came from the Ski Resort in my area.  Not real sure how they came across it or how accurate it is.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on September 04, 2012, 06:54:02 AM
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We'll see -- so far we've been below normal in temps but what's the norm?  After all, normal to me is the last ten years whereas to those who produced this it could be 100 years for all I know.

As for snowfall, it's been increasing YoY around the cabin.

So far this summer has been VERY mild (and we like it that way ;) )
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 04, 2012, 08:00:52 AM
Your lucky OJ.  We went through the summer from hell here in the valley and up above both.  The 143,000 acre Trinity Ridge Fire is just over the mountain from us and staying there thank God.  http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3088/   Last winter was way below norm snow fall and when it did it was very wet and all Chinooked off with in a couple weeks.  Made for no ground water at all.

 

   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 12, 2012, 02:43:47 AM
Well I guess you could say that Fall has arrived in the Mountain State.  Winter is definitely in the forecast with our first Frost yesterday morning.  It is all down hill from now until April.   :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 12, 2012, 04:47:15 AM
Last night looking at the Snotel sight for up at Prairie where our ranch is at 34 degrees.  Definitely a cover the tomatoes night but it is getting to be that time of the year. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 12, 2012, 05:18:16 AM
Yep it seems like it happens every year.   ;D    I am so not ready according to my short list of things to get done this year.   d*  Hopefully we will have a long fall that I can squeeze a few more projects in before the white stuff appears. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 25, 2012, 12:52:16 PM
Second morning with a hard frost.  Seems we have been colder than Anchorage,AK the last couple of mornings.    Are we in Fall or Winter.  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 25, 2012, 01:12:22 PM
Second morning with a hard frost.  Seems we have been colder than Anchorage,AK the last couple of mornings.    Are we in Fall or Winter.  ???

Ya'but you do not have the warm Japanese current on your shore line.   ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 25, 2012, 05:12:45 PM
Ya'but you do not have the warm Japanese current on your shore line.   ;D

Yeah Rick but I am closer to DC and there is always a lot of hot air blowing from there. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 25, 2012, 05:43:03 PM
Yeah Rick but I am closer to DC and there is always a lot of hot air blowing from there. ;D

 rofl or  [shocked]

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Sassy on September 28, 2012, 11:22:10 AM
We've been in the low 90's but it looks like we'll be back up to the 100's... 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 16, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
Weather here in Oklahoma has been awesome!!! mid 70s all this week :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 09, 2012, 03:58:20 PM
Rain today here at home. Maybe a dusting of snow to come

The mountains around the cabin are forecast for 3 to 4 inches on Saturday (60% chance). 50% chance Sat night. Clearing Sunday and becoming sunny.

Tire chains, all 4, are in the Tacoma waiting for take off in the AM.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 10, 2012, 05:22:20 AM
Well the complete week the temperatures have been at or near 20F every morning.  Daytime ight have gotten up to 50F if the sun was shinning.  Don tell Karen the flowers in the front boxes are no more.  Just couldn't withstand the radical drop in temperature.

This morning though it was 36F at the cabin (outside).  A comfortable 70F inside with the aid of a couple gas heaters on low during the night.  I doubt that I will even need heat this evening up there as there are about 15 or so musicians and the same amount of friends on the agenda for some music.  Probably be enough hot air to do the job. ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on December 07, 2012, 04:06:04 PM
1.3" of rain today, more than we got for the month of November. No camping this weekend
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 26, 2012, 03:27:32 AM
The morning started off with 2" of snow and then is slowly turning to freezing rain and sleet.  Temp 32F.  Forecast is 2-4" of snow.  The snow is a lot easier to manage than the rest of the mix. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 26, 2012, 04:16:41 AM
The morning started off with 2" of snow and then is slowly turning to freezing rain and sleet.  Temp 32F.  Forecast is 2-4" of snow.  The snow is a lot easier to manage than the rest of the mix. ;D

Nothing like a good sheet of frozen rain.  Looks like we are in for 2 to 4 inches of snow in the valley.  I hope lots in the hills...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on December 26, 2012, 06:28:50 AM
We had SNOW for Christmas!

And that's rare! 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: waggin on January 12, 2013, 01:25:47 PM
We take our avalanche control rather seriously here in Washington state:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLfboCceGA
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 15, 2013, 06:29:36 AM
cold... 6 F at home and -7 F at cabin
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 15, 2013, 07:03:44 AM
cold... 6 F at home and -7 F at cabin

41F here but rain.  Seems like we are having higher temps than normal.  In fact all the ice is melted off the road to the cabin.  Like driving on a sponge after it has been frozen.  But I would imagine that once the eastwardly winds kick in that we will be much like you.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 18, 2013, 04:37:41 AM
Dodged the bullet on this last storm. Only got 1-2" yesterday.  South & west got 12" or so.  Temp 25F this morning.  No Grid power as of 4:00AM.  I knew I put that generator in for a reason.   :)  No power, no construction today at least not for the time being.   :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 18, 2013, 08:46:10 AM
After Last weekends 45+ degree meltdown with wind and rain where we lost ALL snow in Anchorage, we received about 5 inches this week and it looks like winter again.  7 degrees this morning.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 22, 2013, 04:31:13 AM
The Artic Blast arrived just as predicted  ;). 8F this morning with highs to reach maybe 20F today.  This is suppose to hang around for a couple days and then warm up to the 20-30's and snow.    Guess I will just bundle up and bite the bullet in the apartment.  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Ndrmyr on January 22, 2013, 04:53:58 AM
-1 this morning.  A bit of a nip in the air.  Thankfully, at the moment, no wind at all.  The wind was blowing last night bringing wind chills to -25.  I'm having a hard time recalling that cruise to the Caribbean two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 31, 2013, 05:10:04 AM
Well we went from a Frog Choker all day yesterday, temps in the mid 50'sF and near flood stage conditions to snow flurries and 28F today. Predicted 1-3" of accumulations before tomarrow.   Yep w/o power again at the house since 11:00 P.M..  This seems to be getting a routine.  Power company needs to cut back the right of way to rid it of some tree limbs which is usually 75-80% of the outages.  Thank goodness for the generator.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 02, 2013, 07:16:54 AM
So much for decent temperatures.  3F this morning after 2-3 " of snow yesterday morning. Mountains to the west got nearly a foot at he Ski Resort.   Prediction is 4-8" between now and Monday.  Better throw another log on the fire. ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 02, 2013, 09:23:04 AM
Back home mid 30's and teens.  There is still not much snow in the mountains.  >:(

Here where we have the big tin cabin pulled to right now Yuma, Az it is well  ........  its Yuma weather.........  ;D

However The Canadians we are talking to all say come up and get some of that #$#@#$#@ snow or they well never get to go home!!!  [waiting]

 :D Rick
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on February 02, 2013, 12:08:58 PM
So much for decent temperatures.  3F this morning

We had 70 degrees on Wednesday and 9 Friday morning. Better throw two logs on the fire, it's going to be cold the next couple days
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 03, 2013, 07:48:06 AM
Plowed the drive again to get rid of the 3-4" of new snow.  That is twice in three days.  You learn to get rid of what you can when you can.  It has a way of catching up with you if you don't.  Calling for another 4-8" tonight and tomarrow.  But in the lower elevations we are only catching the lower prediction numbers with the higher elevations near us are getting the max plus some.  Been lucky it has been light snows and I can use the 4 wheeler rather than break out the big guns(tractor).  It is a lot easier to manuver.  But it usually comes a time when I have to push back what I have played with and have to use the tractor.  Start off with a 12' driveway and halfway through the season I end up with 8' or so if I don't.  But the temperatures are pleasing 20-30"s so it not too bad.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 07, 2013, 05:14:14 PM
It is 7:00 PM in Yuma, Az. right now.  It is 73  degrees at the big tin portable cabin.  It's going to get down to 52 by morning.  :o
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 19, 2013, 03:38:21 AM
Yesterday at 6:00 AM it was 6F and clear.  Today at the same time it was 33F and 1-2" of new snow and still coming down.   :(  Hopefully this weather front will quickly pass through the area.  Good day to work inside.   ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 08, 2013, 04:42:37 AM
Got to love the mountains.  This is what hit here on Tuesday evening.  By Wednesday morning there was 10" of wet snow.

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Needless to say the power went out at Midnight and has been off ever since.  Thank goodness for the generator which came on as soon as it went off.  Hopefully it should be restored today.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on March 25, 2013, 09:46:15 AM
For the past 2 weeks it has been sunny and nice in the mtns around the cabin. About 9 days ago it hit 66 F and was above 50 for 9 hours straight! We went up Sat morning. When we got there it was 22. 38 in the cabin. usually it is colder in the cabin than outside. And it was windy!  For a half hour in the afternoon it was blowing 45 to 55 mostly with a gust of 68 mph recored! Glad we were inside. Small tree branches were flying through the air and rattling on the roof and thumping on the walls. Has a high 0f 29, overnight low of 15. More of the same sunday but no winds over 44. This morning still cold but winds only hitting in the teens. Then we came home.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on April 10, 2013, 01:11:54 PM
A little stormy!  We went to the cabin last Sat and had decent weather until Tuesday. At 3 AM tuesday we had lightning, thunder, rain and wind. I don't recall lightning that early in the year before. At 7 AM there was an inch of white stuff on the ground. At 8 AM the forecast called for up to 4 inches of snow and we already had  1 1/2.  By 11:30 we were up to 5 inches and then the noon forecast changed to up to 9 inches. Since were were already running ahead of the old forecast numbers we decided to finish lunch and leave. So we did. Even though we had enough food and didn't have to be anywhere until this coming Monday night we opted for the less exciting option of driving out and down the three miles of  never plowed dirt back roads.


The forecast is up to 10 inches yesterday this time.  I have no idea what did really fall as we can't measure snow amounts.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on July 05, 2013, 12:40:10 PM
Wow! It rained today, and yesterday and every day since the 29th June!!  Great improvement over the past several months. However we have yet to reach an inch in total where our cabin sits. We're only at 7/10ths so we still have drought conditions and the entire Santa Fe NF is still locked down tight as a drum. The FS now has a video camera recording action at the southern gate on road 10, but not at the north end which we use. Too bad, we'd wave. :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 24, 2013, 04:37:09 AM
Well I guess winter is finally here.  16F this morning but with the 30-40 MPH wind the chill factor is well below 0F.  Not much accumulation at the house but up on Williams River it was a different story as my son and I treked back home around midnight after a musical jam session at the camp.  Snow, wind and elevation proved driving a real treat with visibility down to about 5' .  Nice to arrive home to the Hearthstone roaring ( Wonderful wife kept it stoked).  Forecast say this is the trend for the next few days.  Should be a treat tomarrow as the first day of buck season.  Better wrap the little one up so she can attempt to bag the bucks that have been tempting her for the last couple weeks.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on December 04, 2013, 06:28:06 PM
Winter is hear with a vengeance now  Temps didn't rise out of the teens today and it was 10 when I got to the cabin....tonight forecast last check was -4....with a little wind giving a wind-chill in the minus teens.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 04, 2013, 07:54:51 PM
Promises to be single digits tonight  - went out with the dogs and it was crystal clear with very little to null snow cover........ 

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 04, 2013, 08:30:57 PM
Well it is single digit up here now 9 degrees at the Snotel sight over on the other side of the Prairie.  It is a balmy 14 on this side  [cool]  Yes it is   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on December 05, 2013, 07:31:25 AM
-3 at the weather station near me last night....coldest I read was 0 this morning.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 05, 2013, 05:34:27 PM
We had just enough snow here at home overnight to show who in the neighborhood has the best insulated ceilings by the amount of melted snow on the roofs.  :)   I wonder if anyone else noticed but myself and Karen. Yep our roof did very well;  :)   we had snow right through the day while most the others were clear over the heated areas. All except the vacant and  unheated home down the street, a winterized foreclosure.

Not too cold. Above freezing most of the morning but dropping all afternoon. I hear from a mountain neighbor we had 4 or so inches at 8000 feet. Temperatures there in low to mid twenties.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 12, 2013, 05:28:55 AM
Dang where is the shiver button ???
************************************

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
243 AM MST MON DEC 9 2013

...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES SET IN OREGON AT BURNS...ONTARIO AND
BAKER CITY...
...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES SET IN IDAHO AT MOUNTAIN HOME AFB AND
JEROME...

OREGON...
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -30 DEGREES WAS SET AT BURNS OREGON
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -20 SET IN 1972. THIS IS
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BURNS SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1939. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS -28 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED
ON DECEMBER 12 1990 AND FEBRUARY 4 1985.

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -20 DEGREES WAS SET AT BAKER OREGON
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -13 SET IN 1972.

IDAHO...
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -12 DEGREES WAS SET AT ONTARIO OREGON
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0 SET IN 2005.

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -6 DEGREES WAS SET AT MOUNTAIN HOME
AFB YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -3 SET IN 1932.

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -4 DEGREES WAS SET AT JEROME ID
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -2 SET IN 1972.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UperJoe on January 02, 2014, 06:28:30 AM
-40F actual official temp this morning nearby in Embarrass, MN  and probably -55 to -65 windchills. We call it a wee bit chilly.
Hope everyone is warm and well and Happy New Year to all :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: John Raabe on January 02, 2014, 10:03:39 AM
Stay warm... This is a dramatic cold spell.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: mnboatman on January 02, 2014, 11:27:56 AM
-40F actual official temp this morning nearby in Embarrass, MN  and probably -55 to -65 windchills. We call it a wee bit chilly.
Hope everyone is warm and well and Happy New Year to all :)

According to the NWS, it was -38F at my place not too far away. I'm glad I shut it down in October.
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UperJoe on January 02, 2014, 06:29:45 PM
They hit -46 in Crane Lake....bet the lake was crackling and popping. Headed out on fishing trip to Lake of the Wood next week .... Mondays forecast is worse than today was.....oh well, we only have a few months left eh!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 02, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
Here we got a couple good rains and a couple inches of snow now and then in the fall ........Now it is starting to become worry some

High thirties - low forties........  no rain - no snow. 

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: jaransont3 on January 02, 2014, 07:16:52 PM
Mom had -40F this morning in Side Lake, MN.  Her place is only 1/2 mile from our cabin.  We saw -27F last week when we were up there for Christmas.  This is the view we liked most...

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Cabin stayed nice and toasty warm, but we did go through most of our firewood.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on January 03, 2014, 02:12:18 AM
Even here in SC, it is cold (for us). I had really wanted to get the ceiling drywall and attic insulation done before winter, but that isn't gonna happen now. I've been trying to get a drywall quote for a couple months now- most of them don't even respond. We're hunkered down in the basement, riding out the winter, and getting a little work done when the weather cooperates.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on January 03, 2014, 02:33:15 AM
It is only -14 this morning but they are predicting -24 later on Sunday/monday with -30 to 40 windchills

furnace is cycling at about 30 %   -- glad we went with the R21 walls and R60 lid
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2014, 03:44:51 AM
It is only -14 this morning but they are predicting -24 later on Sunday/monday with -30 to 40 windchills

furnace is cycling at about 30 %   -- glad we went with the R21 walls and R60 lid

That is great news -  not the cold.  I mean your R21 - R60 is helping a lot.....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 03, 2014, 04:24:57 AM
Doesn't do much for the water table.  This morning it was 9F with the wind the chill was -15.  About 1" of snow with more to the west of us.  Seems like the mountains sort of shield us from the Noreastern storms. We get the cold from the North West but the percip from the Gulf and coast don't seem to meet each other  Suppose to warm a little then back down close to 0F Monday and Tuesday. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 03, 2014, 04:48:16 AM
78 F.  We're going for a bike ride down in Brawley today.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 03, 2014, 11:07:06 AM
We had more snow on the ground 7 - 8 weeks ago than we do now.  :(

FR to our place is still open.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2014, 11:23:09 AM
I talked to some friends that have cabins and house up at Silver City, Idaho today they say they are still driving in and out.  If normal it would be snowed in and snowmobiling in.  Town closes down then except for a caretaker.  But they are still open....

http://www.historicsilvercityidaho.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_City,_Idaho
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: firefox on January 03, 2014, 11:50:18 AM
 Hey flyingvan, for some strange reason,
the following came to mind:  :)

Re: Fauxtos
« Reply #925 on: Yesterday at 07:06:36 AM »
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2014, 12:04:37 PM
Hey flyingvan, for some strange reason,
the following came to mind:  :)

Re: Fauxtos
« Reply #925 on: Yesterday at 07:06:36 AM »

Oh Bruce you would not be referring to this would it - and which cat would our bicycling buddy remind you of?   ;)

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2014, 12:13:58 PM
Oh BTW just checked and Brawley is a awful 70 degrees today.  If it were me I would stop in at El Centro for some out of this world Mexican Food we found there last year.   [cool]  Cant even remember where it was at only we were on a Costco run from Yuma.....  Temp that day while Idaho shivered and shook 70 degrees.   ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 03, 2014, 12:32:33 PM
Speaking of Bicycling.  Who was it that was building a straw bale house that used to bicycle all the time?  Enjoyed his build but haven't heard from him in ages.  I think he was starting an orchard as well.  I believe it was in CA that he was doing this.  Does "Drew" ring a bell to anyone?

Never mind.  I found it.  I even amaze myself sometimes with memory.  His last post was 2011.

http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3681
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2014, 12:36:31 PM
Ding Dong Used rice straw and even had photos of it on the road.  I think the tread went dead. 

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UperJoe on January 03, 2014, 12:46:32 PM
Funny when we start to think of anything above 10F as warm. :-[

I guess most of the country needs to maybe have some firewood around this weekend.
Well - some live in them warm spots where they don't know what cold is now.  ;D
Stay warm all --- it shall pass
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 03, 2014, 01:42:25 PM
Ding Dong Used rice straw and even had photos of it on the road.  I think the tread went dead. 

http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3681.0

Yep believe it went to a shallow grave somewhere.  Would like to know how it was finished and how his effort in the orchard went with his drip pipes and the like. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 04, 2014, 07:27:38 AM
  OK, OK....Guilty as charged......It WAS 78 degrees down in the desert, maybe an hour drive from the Cuyamacas.  My son's mountain bike team is half kids from the mountains and half from the desert.  Too hot in the summer, the desert kids come up; this time of year it's too cold to ride in our neighborhood so we headed down to the desert, just like the Kumeyaay used to.   
   Sure, it was warm.  But man did I pay for it---15 miles through sandy washes trying to keep up with real riders.  I can handle the fatigue but I was being really careful not to get hurt---my son Patrick took a pretty good spill but immediately rode the drop off again to get it right.
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    This is what the start of the ride looked like, heading for those mud hills.  This is all an ancient lake bed that used to be fed by the Colorado river, maybe as recently as 500 years ago.  There are shells all over the place, both bivalve and bombing range types.

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    This is where the Blue Angels do their training, and it's an active bombing range just to the south.  The mountain in the distance is La Cienega, also called Signal Hill, south of the border in Mexico.

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      You can get land out here in Imperial Valley pretty cheap.  Summers are miserable, but quite a few snowbirds spend the worst winter months out here.  A guy I talked to that purchased a condo in Borrego Springs for 50K claims his payments for the year on it are less than his heating bill if he wintered over in Minnesota.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 04, 2014, 07:42:58 AM
Hey if you were out there with a bunch of athletic kids you sir are excused in my book.  [cool]

We were down that way last year.  Ellen absolutely hated it.  Says she will never go back.  Warm temps can not lure that mountain gal back down there.  She said she might if we did southern Ca. because of the flora but never back to the desert.  She also says east Texas and Louisiana she would return to - but not the deserts of Az. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 04, 2014, 08:03:01 AM
   Yeah...AnnaMarie's the same way.  I thought it would be cool to have beach, mountain, and desert properties all in the same county but she has zero interest in the desert (though she loves the occasional hotel stay in Palm Springs for some reason)   so I guess desert properties are out.
   There are these interesting condos in Borrego Springs.  Rohr Corporation was dabbling in prefab steel structures in the '50s.  The walls and roof are two layers of sheet steel with room for insulation.  They'll probably last forever in the desert dryness. 
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 04, 2014, 08:04:31 AM
I love the SW deserts. Three seasons of the year.   ;D

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on January 06, 2014, 03:25:36 AM
Minus 24 this morning

wind chill minus 45

A few pops and bangs from the house

I think I will go out side to check it out later --- this will be the coldest I have experienced (Or ever hope to in the future !)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UperJoe on January 06, 2014, 10:01:16 AM
I get the feeling (or lack of  :-[ ) that when it hits -20 or below it matters little. lol
Neighbor claims an unofficial -44 Sunday and since the best I saw was only -41 I believe the stinker fibbed ;D
Balmy -31 early morning - but the wind chills had to have been -60.
Had bucket of water I was hauling to horses but filled up bird feeders enroute so maybe 20 minute delay.
 That bucket was frozen on top and sides like cement. If I had not seen it I would not believe it could freeze up that fast. I pity all the critters out there in the woods and trees. This has to take it's toll on them
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 06, 2014, 03:00:13 PM
WOW we may get some snow finally.  We should have about three feet by now we have zero.  Started out good but those easterners took it from us.  Looks like over the next couple days we will get about  [cool] THREE    [waiting] inches.................
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 06, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
Chances of snow here is about nil. Thurs/Fri maybe a 10-20% chance in the mtns that are our most immediate concern.

Bright skies and cold for here; 20 F for a low here at home & 18 F at the cabin. High of 36 both places today. Could be worse. Our record low for the day is -15 F (1971)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 06, 2014, 04:06:54 PM
Make you a deal Rick.  I will give back the snow if you take the cold air with it.  Temperature started at 5:30 A.M. @ 34F and has dropped to 0F some 14 hours later.  Predicted low now revised to -5 to -15 with a wind chill of -45F. 

I think I will keep this fired up tonight.  Well I have since mid October so why change. ;D


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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 06, 2014, 05:04:40 PM
Actually it looks like this storm is a little more than they first predicted.  Actually several fronts are heading our way.  We may not need your snow after all especially with the cold attached.  We might do so after we get some insulation on the ground however.  Now if I can just get OlJarhead to steer it this way rather than he taking it all for himself..... :D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 06, 2014, 05:52:26 PM
Updating some bookmarks.  Just checked with Boise Inter-agency Fire Center.  No major fires to report........

http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/ 

Southern California is huge dry as is most of the west....

 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 07, 2014, 03:39:31 AM
Well I think we bottomed out.  -8F at daybreak.  But some of the surrounding areas are recording -13 to -20F so it's really hard to tell who's reading is right.  I know mine is set against the flue so it may be affected somewhat from the actual temperature.  Power outages at nearby communities so I would imagine if the power is not restored that internet will be affected as out signal comes from that direction and is probably working off of batteries.  Time to throw another log on the fire.   c*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on January 07, 2014, 04:25:03 AM

Minus 20 this morning but not so much wind

at least the days are getting longer now   ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 07, 2014, 04:59:54 AM
Minus 20 this morning but not so much wind

at least the days are getting longer now   ;D

As my dear old dad was fond of saying this time of the year,  "As the days begin to lengthen, the winter shall begin to strengthen."  Sure true for most of the nation.  Except for his old stomping ground.  Still no snow and 26  --  that is above zero (F).   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Rob_O on January 10, 2014, 06:45:09 PM
Got down to -3 Monday night, now it's 54. Hoping that one of these days I will see the sun again!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 10, 2014, 07:13:53 PM
How is it the IPCC can make dire predictions about global warming, with enough confidence that people will actually try to legislate the weather, but they can't use any of their modelling or supercomputers to predict a single cold snap?  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 21, 2014, 05:46:20 AM
Need I say more.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 21, 2014, 05:56:11 AM
We in NM are so jealous.  Never thought I'd ever be saying I want snow.  d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 21, 2014, 06:02:40 AM
We in NM are so jealous.  Never thought I'd ever be saying I want snow.  d*

Did you make it up to the cabin this past weekend?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 21, 2014, 06:56:27 AM
We in NM are so jealous.  Never thought I'd ever be saying I want snow.  d* 

Strike NM insert Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Ca list is larger but [waiting]
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 21, 2014, 08:22:49 AM
Going to be in the 40's at least through Saturday in Anchorage, AK :(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 21, 2014, 10:15:14 AM
Did you make it up to the cabin this past weekend?

Yes we did. Drove in all the way. It appeared to be late spring going by the snow, or rather lack thereof.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on January 21, 2014, 11:11:02 AM
We're doing about the same thing John with a twist, whiteout earlier then the sun came out and melted most of it, then another heavy dump up until a few minutes ago, which Michelle had to cross the knob in, said she had fun, the sun is back out now so hoping it'll melt again... we've got a community date at the courthouse again tonight with torches and pitchforks, I'd hate to miss the festivities  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 21, 2014, 02:41:35 PM
Well it's not quite over but unofficially we got somewhere between 8-10" where you look.  It was a little wetter than I thought so I had to end up breaking out the "big guns" and use the tractor.  Still snowing but according to the predictions it is suppose to taper off later this evening.  d* Yes Don I watched the weather forecast for Wytheville and it looked like you were right on the edge of this one.  Actually I would rather have the snow than the cold artic which they say will dip to -6 for the next couple days. 

Rick & Mt.Don I wish I could import some your way but I am afraid you will have to fend for yourself.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on January 21, 2014, 06:22:00 PM
Yup, happily we missed the worst, maybe 2-3" stuck, we'll have to wait to go sledding. It was a little too icy to venture back out over the hills after dark but should clean up when the sun shines again. It's windy and dropping out there now. If it calms by morning we'll burn some piles.
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We've been cleaning up and sawdusting the slope between the coop and the barn, hoping to put more blueberries in there. We had a meeting last night with a student that is moving into the county while working on her phd in non timber forest products. Up in the woods we might start planting medicinals, ramps and other wild crops. I walked into Lowes last year on my return trip after delivering a few hundred pounds of ramps... I can still make the ladies turn their heads  ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 21, 2014, 08:19:14 PM
WOW that is beautiful Don
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on January 22, 2014, 12:56:29 AM

we are having a 'good old fashioned' winter here in WI

there is book  and on PBS about growing up on a WI farm in the 40's  (Jerry Apps "A Farm Story")--- 'winter started in mid November and the snow didn't start melting until April'

'it was the season that defined the rest of the year'

sounds about right --- lots of below zero, too

- 10 yesterday but it did warm up to zero and I got the JD 855 diesel started and plowed the driveway including the nice frozen berm left by the snow plow at the entrance -- not complaining we would not make it up the hill without the plow truck and the sand
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 22, 2014, 05:56:54 AM
  As you can see, the weather in San Diego continues to make work difficult.  This guy was hiking at Torrey Pines Reserve and broke his leg---he was visiting from New York and may have been unaccustomed to such weather.  Look at the clouds everywhere.
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 22, 2014, 06:53:06 AM
Prairie continues its sort of boring weather forecast.  Low forties during the day with drop dead gorgeous blue skies - nights high teens and beautiful unobstructed night skies.  Mean while the Boise Valley is in its winter inversion.  Fog - then dense fog - then a little hope clearing then back to dense fog and little hope of ever seeing the sun until the high that has the western US in this drought  breaks down.....   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 22, 2014, 09:03:13 AM
I am glad the forecaster were wrong a little.  Didn't quite make it to -6 but it was 1F at 6AM.  It has warmed up to 14F here at noon.  Good time for a walk to the mailbox.  Along the way I took a few photographs.

Geese don't mind cold weather.

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Good place for mice to get out of the cold.

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If this keeps up my daughter can go ice skating on the creek

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Warming up in the sunshine.  I call them snow birds.

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Enough sun got to get me some of that bird seed.  I think it is safe as those lazy cats are snuggled in the barn.

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When I returned I threw a couple more sticks of wood on the fire.  Got a whiff of Cherry smoke  when I opened the stove door.  Smelled like an old timer that I used to know that smoked cherry tobacco in his pipe as he made gunstocks in his shop.  Think I will have me a cup   c*  and savor the moment.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on January 22, 2014, 09:16:41 AM
We were +4 this morning and pretty windy so I didn't lite any piles. Wandered down to the barn which is really more my indoor shop and threw wood into the stove. Probably could have left the door open and just thrown wood at it. I'm usually down to a shirt in an hour or so but not today. It was 16 just a minute ago when I came up to let the cordless batteries charge and warm my toes. Hopefully the wood will be warm enough not to just freeze glue on contact in a little bit. This time of year it's easy to bring the glue up and down the hill but the wood itself is frozen so gluejoints become more difficult. I left everything I'll glue this afternoon up higher on benches during lunch to help it warm up. The ladies have managed to squirt out 5 cackleberries so far today... I'm rather impressed they ventured outside.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 24, 2014, 03:37:45 AM
Minus 9F this morning at daybreak.  Approximately 5,000 customers w/o power in the county.  I know that doesn't sound like a lot of population by others standards but with a population of 8,900 that is over half the county.  I am on another grid and still have power.  This is turning out to be a memorable winter as it pertains to the temperature.  Being a rural county I would say that the majority of the people have a wood alternative or wood primary heat cource. If there is an upside unlike summer outages not much food spoilages will occur.   d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 24, 2014, 06:04:30 AM
Minus 9F this morning at daybreak.  Approximately 5,000 customers w/o power in the county.  I know that doesn't sound like a lot of population by others standards but with a population of 8,900 that is over half the county.  I am on another grid and still have power.  This is turning out to be a memorable winter as it pertains to the temperature.  Being a rural county I would say that the majority of the people have a wood alternative or wood primary heat cource. If there is an upside unlike summer outages not much food spoilages will occur.   d*

That is what I like about you John - always looking on the up of things..... c*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on January 24, 2014, 06:54:27 AM
Makes me glad to be down south, we were a balmy -4 at daybreak  :)
We just hit plus 4 and the phone line came back on. I called Frog and Dawg the techs to cancel the repair ticket. We're at the end of the longest line in the county and in the last 2 cold snaps the line must be trying to pull itself apart. It's kind of fun to pick up the phone and hear them chatting from the ends of the line "I dunno Frog, it seems to be good here" "Well Dawg, I guess we ought to go shinny up the next set of poles, talk to you in a few"
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 24, 2014, 07:04:34 AM
Makes me glad to be down south, we were a balmy -4 at daybreak  :)
We just hit plus 4 and the phone line came back on. I called Frog and Dawg the techs to cancel the repair ticket. We're at the end of the longest line in the county and in the last 2 cold snaps the line must be trying to pull itself apart. It's kind of fun to pick up the phone and hear them chatting from the ends of the line "I dunno Frog, it seems to be good here" "Well Dawg, I guess we ought to go shinny up the next set of poles, talk to you in a few"

Thats funny.  Sort of like my post here concerning the mail. Seemed only fitting given the cold weather.  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2529.msg176334#msg176334
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 24, 2014, 08:38:56 AM
I wish we could take back some of that cold.  47 above in Anchorage, Alaska.  Discouraging to see our snow melt.  Reports of 2 feet of water on top of ice on some lakes.   Poor snowmachining conditions.... 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 03, 2014, 05:29:36 AM
A little different scene this morning.  With the above temperature the last couple of days and then warm rain last night and this morning.  Temp 37F.  There is a lot of snow pack that is melting from the higher elevations.  This was the same scenaro which attributed to the 100 yr flood levels that we had in Jan/1996 in which there was 6' of water in town.  The stream at the house only originates about 3 miles south of the house and is fed by surrounding mountains.   

Here is a picture of the stream along my driveway just above my bridge at a normal level.

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This is what it looked like a few minutes ago.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 03, 2014, 05:53:42 AM
WOW John - We can't get a storm out here in the western USA.  We should have a couple feet up here at least not a couple inches.  The cross country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers are having to travel a long distance to get to enough snow to have any fun.  You can put on your 'muck boots' and walk anywhere up here.
   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UK4X4 on February 03, 2014, 08:37:28 AM
winde as fooook man her in Rothienorman !

Spelling as per local pronounciation !


somewhere over the border in the land of the kilt wearing northern barbarians   !

Since the wiki was written the barbors and the post office has gone leaving 1 pub, the local shop and a repair garage....

Our new home for now !

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 03, 2014, 09:12:21 AM
Cool, looks like a couple of old motte and bailey mounds, north and south of town? There's enough William's and Robert's as first names in that branch of my old family tree I can't keep them all straight.

Wow, looks like you've got an impending mess again John. We finished melting out yesterday, had a healthy rain overnight and into the morning and the bottom has fallen out of the driveway. Although the frost is still in enough that the ground isn't absorbing much, looks like y'all are far worse in that regard.
Title: Re: Hows the weather? Nice Video
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 05, 2014, 12:57:36 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200435077238663
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 05, 2014, 01:37:21 PM
Monday night we had 2 inches of snow here at home. Under it was a layer of ice all over everything; enough to delay the schools by 2 hours. It melted mostly.

This afternoon it is cloudy and snowing again. Temperature has been falling since 11 AM; now 28 F. Only an inch forecast here, or maybe up to 4 or 5 inches, depending on which forecast I read. I must admit the weather can vary a lot in the space of a few miles here on the west side of the Rio Grande. . The mtns are another story. By the end of tomorrow we could have up to 8 - 12 inches since Monday. We'll have to wait and see.


John...   Why is it so many winter pictures look so beautiful, but we don't like dealing with the effects?

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 05, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
Monday night we had 2 inches of snow here at home. Under it was a layer of ice all over everything; enough to delay the schools by 2 hours. It melted mostly.

This afternoon it is cloudy and snowing again. Temperature has been falling since 11 AM; now 28 F. Only an inch forecast here, or maybe up to 4 or 5 inches, depending on which forecast I read. I must admit the weather can vary a lot in the space of a few miles here on the west side of the Rio Grande. . The mtns are another story. By the end of tomorrow we could have up to 8 - 12 inches since Monday. We'll have to wait and see.


John...   Why is it so many winter pictures look so beautiful, but we don't like dealing with the effects?

 

I guess that is what they mean when they say " have to take the good with the bad".  It's been quite a roller coaster this past month.  -19 to 50F. back and forth .  Today we have 1/2" of freezing rain, warmed up some, cooled down again and is snowing now.  But truthfully I don't mind the snow.  Sort of makes everyting look clean.  I counted up in the last 3 weeks (13 days of school) the children have only attended 4 days. 2 of those were 2 hr delays. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 05, 2014, 05:01:48 PM
I'm betting our schools are closed tomorrow. 

Wow!  4 days of school out of 13.... kids will be in school till the end of July at that rate.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: OlJarhead on February 06, 2014, 09:44:29 AM
hit -18 at the cabin and -22 at the bottom of the drive....coldest I've seen it in a long long time!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 09, 2014, 06:17:54 AM
Well the sub tropical air mass attacked and won over the high that was plaguing us. It ran in to the cold that is plaguing JarHead we got about 14 inches of snow and then it got so warm it started raining sort of....Now it is threatening to rain the snow off.  The ground is so frozen there will be very little chance of the ground absorbing it.  With the rain and snow we have added 2" of moisture at  the SNOTEL site in the past couple days.....     
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on February 12, 2014, 03:44:47 AM
We're set up for a major winter storm here in the Carolinas today. Our immediate area in north Greenville County, SC, could see a foot. I know- laughable to you guys up north, but it could shut down this area for a week, depending upon how fast it melts. Further south, it looks like a major ice storm- lots of folks will be out of power. My wife works at a hospital, and brought clothes and gear for an extended stay. I'm home, keeping the critters company.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 13, 2014, 03:55:26 AM
Well it has been 13 hours ago since the snow started and we have just a shy of 12" on the ground and still coming down.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 13, 2014, 05:50:55 AM
School snow day?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 13, 2014, 06:13:07 AM
We've got around 10" with it still snowing here. Need to go hook up the box scrape and start pushing out  :P. I talked to my folks a bit ago just a little below Jay, they got about 2" but said they were hearing it was closer to 6" around Greenville. Snow day cause it'sno' day to work  :D. I wish we had gotten all the ridgecap done before dark the other day  d*.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 13, 2014, 08:16:09 AM
School snow day?

Yep you guessed it.  I guess the girl will be celebrating 4th July in a classroom.   ;D

The 4-Wheeler just didn't cut the mustard.  I was only able to go 40 feet on just one pass.  At that rate it would have been the weekend before I got the drive done if even then.  I broke out the "big guns".

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Notice the snow rolling over the blade on the first pass.  That is a standard truck blade working about 12" of snow.

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Seems I have a new variety of geese.  "Canadian humpback"

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Smith Prairie Harry on February 14, 2014, 08:52:16 PM
Snow is leaving here at an alarming rate high prairies of western Id 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 15, 2014, 04:29:30 AM
Another 3-4" fell last night.  But the temperature is half decent at 32F.  I am so much ready for summer spring ( it comes first doesn't it). 

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Unlike the snow of two days ago the 4-wheeler makes quick work of clearing the driveway.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 18, 2014, 04:45:33 AM
Another 2" of snow fell last night.  Temperature this morning was 24F.  It is suppose to warm up the next couple of days to the point of getting rain on Friday.  Looks like another high water day.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 18, 2014, 05:45:16 AM
Mud. Virtually all the snow has melted, save that on north facing slopes and scattered patches where the wind drifted it. Our north facing drive up the hill has maybe 6 inches that has melted and refroze to make it mostly ice. We used the alternate. The ground freezes overnight and by noon is muddy.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 18, 2014, 06:09:41 AM
Yes the cabin road is the same way but not for a month or so.  Gets just like a sponge.  The worse thing here is the melt off and add rain to that scenerio it does a lot of destruction downstream.  After the last this is what I am faced with.  It washes everything into the water gaps and fence.  This is a good size snag and there are limbs into the fence as well as leaves on the right of the gates.  I haven't even checked on the watergap to the south of the property yet but imagine it is the same way.  Yearly ritual cleaning out and repairing before cattle buying time.  But I am not going to get into much of a hurry as it will most likely happen again in the next month or so and I would have to do it again.  I just put it off until the threat of subsequent flooding is over.  As you can see by the condition of the gates this is not the first time they got crashed.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 19, 2014, 02:38:01 PM
Windy!!  Forecast is for winds up to 50 - 60 mph overnight. When that happens here the air is full of dirt / sand.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Windpower on February 21, 2014, 02:13:25 AM

yesterday

wind east @ 25, lightning thunder rain and ice pellets, 33 degrees

this morning wind west @ 29 gust 40, 14 degrees

weird
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 21, 2014, 06:32:47 PM
Let's see, about 15" of snow a week ago, a skiff on Tuesday then warmed up to about 60 each of the past 3 days. A gullywasher of rain last night into this morning... and I pulled off the first tick of the year a minute ago  :P. We're keeping the BIL's dog for a bit and she's into everything, including one of the chickens yesterday. The tick was a little seed tick, I guess she found the first hatch. I hate the noise of guineas and they'll end up as hawk food but I think I'll get a few if this is any indication of how the year is shaping up!

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 21, 2014, 06:49:49 PM
Check your PM's
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 21, 2014, 06:51:00 PM
Well I did get an E-mail notification on this one.  Way to go Don.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 21, 2014, 06:54:17 PM
Extend the congrats to Harlo... hpinson.  He's the IT man!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 03, 2014, 05:50:32 AM
Another wonderful day in the neighborhood.  Just a reminder that Mother Nature is not finished with winter.  23F and snowing.  Accumulation thusfar from about 5:00AM is between 6-8".  Prediction is 8-12".  Suppose to be a fast moving front and be out of the area by afternnoon. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on March 03, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
We got maybe a couple inches, quite a change from yesterday I was turning wrenches on the market truck in 62 degree weather. Me and a honey bee were thinking about spring.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on March 03, 2014, 02:30:15 PM
Here in the city we had some rain and lots of wind. But looking north we can see that Redondo Peak is all white ans so far a day of sun it is still white.   :)  We'll see how many days it takes for it to stay snow covered. It gets direct south sunshine. Hopefully it will last a week or more..
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on March 03, 2014, 07:47:19 PM
WOW we are getting hammered by rain.  The frost is leaving in the ground and the water seems to be actually being absorbed rather than being so frozen it just runs off.    [cool] We picked up a little under an inch today.  The high mountains are accumulating some much needed snow.  We had a high of 43 degrees here at the homestead 40 over at the Snotel sight.  It is reported that we are like 97% of normal.........   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 04, 2014, 02:25:33 AM
After yesterday's little storm front we ended up with nearly 8" of new snow.  The temperature this morning a little before daybreak was 0F.  The ground here although a tad soft on the surface during the day is actually frozen just below the surface.  The road to the cabin is starting to get soft or at least was until yesterday. d* 

Well I guess you could say that March did come in like a lion so it will go out like a lamb.  ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on March 16, 2014, 07:45:44 PM
59 degrees here today.  Opened up the windows and did some much needed spring cleaning in the Big Tin Cabin (the fifth wheel).   Barometer is falling like a rock however and we are to get sprinkles tonight - high winds tomorrow and a whole whopping inch of snow tomorrow.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 17, 2014, 01:34:38 AM
Well between 6-8" of snow fell since yesterday evening.   Still snowing. Temperature 25F and predictiion is 11-14" .  Just hope they are off a little.  This week we were actually seeing bare ground.   Oh well I guess summer will get here eventiually.   ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 17, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
Well between 6-8" of snow fell since yesterday evening.   Still snowing. Temperature 25F and predictiion is 11-14" .  Just hope they are off a little.  This week we were actually seeing bare ground.   Oh well I guess summer will get here eventiually.   ;)

Thank goodness their prediction fell short.  The snow flurries tapered off early AM and we were left with 8".  Good news is that it's suppose to warm up to the mid 50's for a few days after Thursday.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on March 17, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
Quote
Good news is that it's suppose to warm up to the mid 50's for a few days after Thursday.
I'll take it  :) We just got about 1/4" of clear ice coating everything out of this one. It was treacherous this morning so I bailed on the mining operations and spent the day making a fertilizer calc for the farmers market and finding a new starter for the tractor... I scooped a handfull of the old one out of the bellhousing... hope the flywheel survived, I really don't want to split the tractor.
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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on March 17, 2014, 05:15:16 PM
Nasty... best of luck
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on May 02, 2014, 07:58:46 PM
nice and mild tomorrow...... 86 degrees, good building weather! :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on May 24, 2014, 05:27:57 AM
57 degrees this morning, it is almost June for crying out loud!   d*
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: astidham on October 15, 2014, 08:02:10 PM
nice and warm tomorrow, get some roof work done......
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 16, 2015, 06:52:26 AM
I guess we are playing catch-up with the rest of the east.  Yesterday a low of 1F and high of 12F w/2" of snow.  Today low of 6F and will be lucky to hit yesterdays highs.  Presently 2" of the predicted 3-5" today and bracing for 8-12" of snow tonight and into tomorrow.  But we can't complain we have been spared from the Northeast's 6' of snowfall.  On the bright side Spring is just around the corner. ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 16, 2015, 08:24:21 AM
I was thinking of you when I saw the last weather map.   Take care
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 16, 2015, 10:40:16 AM
Very weird here.  We have lost all our snow.  Highs have been mid 40's.  We should be sitting in at least 2 ft of snow and about freezing or below.  Took the plow off the four wheeler thinking that would cause it to start snowing again.  Nope....   :D   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: sparks on February 27, 2015, 08:00:03 PM
   Cold here tonight.......

   -11 deg F at the moment........actual air temp

  I don't believe it's global warming in a reverse flux state.......just some strange thing called winter.....

  As long as I can remember it gets cold in winter here........sometimes worse than others.......what the hell is the big deal ??


  sparks


  PS.....I'm in NW Illinois
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 28, 2015, 04:44:32 AM
'Bout -10F up here in Montreal today.  Been much colder than past years, not necessarily in temperature but in stretches of cold spells.  Normally we'd get a -40 for a day or two then warm back up and it snows.  Since Christmas is has been constantly in the minus double digits without much of a break.

Didn't that groundhog bite the mayor?  It must be that, not global warming.  Anytime spring is right around the corner, its normal for everyone to get antsy about winter being done with.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 28, 2015, 06:38:59 AM
We got snow here in NM. About 6 inches in our yard here at home. Up near the cabin friends tell us they have a foot in the past 30 hours.  We need it for the moisture content.  :)   22F here at home; 16 F in the Jemez
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 28, 2015, 06:54:11 AM
Well last weekend we ended up with 16" on top of the 7 " we had already and then another 2" on Thursday.  So in essence we ended up with some 24-25" of snow.  Running out of places to push it to.  The driveway keeps getting narrower and narrower.  With the temperatures not getting above 20F since it is not melting anytime soon.  This morning it was 1F.  So ready for Spring which is suppose to be here shortly. :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on May 12, 2015, 02:28:13 AM
10 C here in Montreal... daing cold for May 12th!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: UK4X4 on May 12, 2015, 09:45:26 AM
Come now global warming.....that's old hat


The new cool word is climate change....

Which means some places get warmer, some become deserts and some become tropical......oh and others will just stay snowy all year !

I'm no greeny but the 20th century must be playing havoc with nature and atmosphere in so many ways that we may not have even noticed yet. ...and some that have ...montsanto

I want my food ugly with warts and natural bug holes. which come from a farm who still uses natural fertilizer and crop rotation with livestock........not genetically engineered to provide them more profits and look pretty on the shelves

I enjoy sci-fi and worryingly I see a lot of books and films based on what will probably be our children's future.

Our generation has made the big advances in history..........the planet has suffered alongside our health and obesity through packet and convenience foods that we were simply not designed to eat.

And meanwhile back to the weather

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on May 12, 2015, 10:39:28 AM
 :)  agreed....  65 F and partly cloudy.  20% chance precip,  19 mph SSE, gusts to 27.... typical spring more or less.  Thunderstorms tonight, 90% chance they say. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on May 12, 2015, 04:49:23 PM
You know it’s cold outside

When you got outside







And it’s cold
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on May 13, 2015, 01:22:43 AM
It's been getting warm here lately, flirting with 90 a couple days this week- about 12 degrees above normal. We're still managing without resorting to the A/C. I open the windows at night, and close them up during the day to keep in the 'coolth'. The warmest the interior has gotten so far was 75. There's a lot to be said for living in a giant cooler! We had a cool front come through yesterday, so today will be dry and more normal- about 80.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on May 15, 2015, 06:44:02 AM
Strangest thing---there is WATER.  Falling from the sky.  Has anyone ever seen this before?  I thought something was leaking.  Water doesn't come from the sky, it comes from farmers selling their shares instead of growing stuff.  I wonder if the Clean Water Act folks have been notified.  The stuff is running down the storm drains as we speak.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on May 15, 2015, 08:36:31 AM
Strangest thing---there is WATER.  Falling from the sky.  Has anyone ever seen this before?  I thought something was leaking.  Water doesn't come from the sky, it comes from farmers selling their shares instead of growing stuff.  I wonder if the Clean Water Act folks have been notified.  The stuff is running down the storm drains as we speak.

I did a Wiki search and I think it might be a substance called rain.  We are receiving some of the same up here as well.  Much - much needed. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on May 15, 2015, 09:07:43 AM
dark grey skies here, some rain, more promised than delivered though. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on May 15, 2015, 02:41:55 PM
2/10 inch of rain so far...

Off to the mountains over the weekend where the forecast is calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow above 7500 feet, and that is us! 

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on May 23, 2015, 01:24:15 AM
32 F this morning...  freezing point.  May 23rd...  ain't I usually taking a dip down at the swimming hole by this time of year?  Guess I could always join the Polar Bear Club.  Wonder how long before this thread turns into, "It's so damn hot"... we're not living if we're not complaining I suppose. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: puglife122711 on May 23, 2015, 01:55:07 PM
New caney, Texas. Still raining, been raining for almost a month straight..ready for the sun
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on May 23, 2015, 04:19:13 PM
We had a very light snow year this year but lots of rain.....  Were at 102% of normal....  After this last rain squall and it is not over yet.  104% of normal it could not have occurred at a better time.  Spring wheat and oats were really needing a boost.  The hay is really jumping.  Up here very little is irrigated so every drop is appreciated this time of the year...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Gary O on May 29, 2015, 10:30:18 PM
I see where Anheuser-Busch is cutting beer production in order to provide more water for those in Texas and Oklahoma....in case they run out, I guess.
No kiddin’
Canned water.

Annnd, it’s on sale right now.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 14, 2015, 03:31:58 AM
Who stole our summer?   ???  Woke up this morning looking at 36F.  Frost on the roof. Yesterday the high was 61F.  It's not even October yet.  Well good brisk morning to split firewood.   ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on September 15, 2015, 01:48:07 AM
We're enjoying the first cool weather in a long time. This summer in SC was hot and dry. We're about a foot behind on rainfall- leaves are just drying up and falling off. Yesterday was 48 degrees- about a 20 degree drop in two days.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on September 15, 2015, 01:58:06 AM
I got the lawn planted.  I planted it in three sections - first we sprinkled and it is up.  Second a couple days latter and sprinkled it is still not yet figure tomorrow or the next day.  Third put in yesterday day ......   ???  What does that have to do with the weather you ask.......   ;D  We got a very nice rain last night.  First rain in a month or so.   [cool]  Happy dance!!!!     
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 15, 2015, 12:47:43 PM
I got the lawn planted.  I planted it in three sections - first we sprinkled and it is up.  Second a couple days latter and sprinkled it is still not yet figure tomorrow or the next day.  Third put in yesterday day ......   ???  What does that have to do with the weather you ask.......   ;D  We got a very nice rain last night.  First rain in a month or so.   [cool]  Happy dance!!!!   

You picked the right time of the year to plant grass.  Fall is first over spring IMO.  Summer forget it.  Rick spacing it out means you will have to mow it a day apart.  d* ;).   

This weather I would take year round.  I guess I am more of a fall/winter person.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on September 15, 2015, 05:14:44 PM
72 is nice but it can be a degree either side and still be fine. I actually fired up the woodstove nite before last and just camped out in front of it for awhile, that was a pretty quick change. Humidity crashed too.

Umm, John.. about that splitting firewood... [slap] ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on September 15, 2015, 05:44:01 PM
I split wood this past weekend up at the cabin. For next winter. :)    It was just cool enough to have the first fire of the season. Small one.  Cleaned the chimney last weekend.

I too like it this time of year. I wouldn't mind fall all year.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on September 27, 2015, 04:45:09 PM
This weekend was absolutely beautiful, with today even being pretty warm.  Unfortunately the little one was not well and we spent most of the day waiting at the clinic.   

d*

I wonder what the weather was like everywhere else, the forum was completely dead this weekend.  I kept wondering if it had gone down.   

???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 27, 2015, 05:15:38 PM
This weekend was absolutely beautiful, with today even being pretty warm.  Unfortunately the little one was not well and we spent most of the day waiting at the clinic.   

d*

I wonder what the weather was like everywhere else, the forum was completely dead this weekend.  I kept wondering if it had gone down.   

???

Nope appears to be up and running.  Maybe others are experiencing your good weather and making the best of it.  Not as much here as we have had rain for the past three days and forecast the majority of next week the same.  Mostly inside works it appears for us on the east coast. 

Hope it wasn't anything serious on your little one and a quick recovery.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on December 24, 2015, 09:58:48 AM
December 24th, Christmas Eve and its 62 degrees outside (I'm in Montreal so we usually have 3' of snow by this time).

I can't say that I mind a green Christmas!

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 24, 2015, 10:09:41 AM
Now you know why we like where we live in the SW; desert mesa at approx 5500 feet. A little rain yesterday. Snow flurries that melted upon ground contact. But if we want snow we can head east to the Sandia Mountains or north to the Jemez.

Where our cabin is our friends up there estimate something like 14+ inches have fallen recently. They are diligently using the snow blower. Makes room for them to turnaround in and for us to park when we go up to snow shoe to our cabin. Sure is nice to have friends like them.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 24, 2015, 10:39:16 AM
Not very often that you see toads crossing the road on Christmas Eve in the Wild & Wonderful.  Right now it is 64F.  I got a feeling that we will pay for it later.  If not I'll take it.  ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on December 24, 2015, 12:16:17 PM
About 70 and very wet in SC. Up to around 75 tomorrow. No dry weather on the horizon for a week.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on December 24, 2015, 12:18:38 PM
Not very often that you see toads crossing the road on Christmas Eve...

Funny you mention, I was just watching some mosquitoes between my patio doors... haven't seen any in a couple of months, where these buggers came from I have no clue.  I have to say, the squirrels around here are looking quite plump, might be time to sample squirrel brains.   ;)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on December 24, 2015, 05:59:42 PM
7 degrees in Anchorage.  4 inches of snow here.  14 inches at the Cabin on Red Shirt Lake.  Need more snow!!!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on December 24, 2015, 07:06:18 PM
7 degrees in Anchorage.  4 inches of snow here.  14 inches at the Cabin on Red Shirt Lake.  Need more snow!!!

Where we are here in Idaho it will not stop snowing....  Has not been like this in years...  forecast say maybe an inch - it dumps a six inches to a foot.....  These storms are streaming directly east from Oregon...  I have not seen that in years....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on December 26, 2015, 04:03:37 AM
Sounds like most of us are getting some moisture recharge. We've had about 5" of rain this week, I can hear the spring over 500' away, yup, the windows are open. We got to 70*F yesterday... there's still greens growing in the garden and the family could come up here for Christmas, usually we are happy to bug out for a few days by now.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 26, 2015, 07:50:10 AM
22 F last night. 33 F right now.  Forecast says we'll be lucky to get over 35 F.  Snow coming, maybe a few inches. Back to 22 F tonight.

@ cabin last night it dropped to 10 F according to the remote thermometer. Now 20 F. 2 - 7 inches of snow forecast
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 26, 2015, 12:19:18 PM
Light snow presently and 29 F   :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: azgreg on December 26, 2015, 12:41:55 PM
Cool (currently 53° @ 2:40 PM) and windy here in Phoenix today.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on December 27, 2015, 01:55:23 AM
Still very warm here in SC. 75 yesterday, and it plummeted to 67 this morning- about 35 degrees above average. We haven't had our heat on yet this season.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on December 27, 2015, 06:40:58 AM
The SE portion of NM has most all the highways closed due to snow. We have about 6 inches on the ground here at home. I guess that is why I moved the snow shovel inside yesterday.  :)  23 F overnight; 24 F right now.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on December 29, 2015, 06:11:17 AM
We are in our first storm of the year now, calling for up to 16 inches of snow.  Pretty much a white out right now, 14'F with a "feels like" of 0.
I guess we are paying for the warm/green Christmas Eve.

"Moisture recharge..." we had non stop rain for a couple of weeks right up to Christmas.  I hadn't seen that much rain in many years, had it been cold enough we would have likely had a few feet of snow by now. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: kenhill on January 03, 2016, 11:56:40 AM
Near 40 degrees in the day and no snow in Anchorage, ak.  Had Ice storm New Years day.  Lots of warm wind here for 2 weeks...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 03, 2016, 04:23:44 PM
Couple feet of snow

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Then bone chilling cold......  One of the one cabins or homes over in the village.....

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 05, 2016, 05:18:54 AM
I guess it is time to pay the piper.  Too nice too long.  3" of new snow yesterday and temperatures dropped last night to 5F.  High the next 3 days is in the mid 30'sF.  I guess you can say that it officially started winter.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on January 05, 2016, 07:11:25 AM
We are now from sub zero to January thaw....  and gray rainy days....  Weather pattern shifted and bringing up warm moist air from California.....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: azgreg on January 05, 2016, 07:14:42 AM
Cool (high in the high 50's) and awfully wet all week here in Phoenix. I like it.  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on January 05, 2016, 04:47:24 PM
-15 degrees F yesterday, calling for 37 this weekend.  Some weird stuff going on...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on January 10, 2016, 05:18:47 PM
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   We decided to skip the planned trip to Big Bear because of traffic alerts and weather (turned out to be wise....the half of the gang that went spent 12 hours in the car round trip for 4 hours of crummy snowboarding) so we just hosted them here.  Probably the best snowboarding in San Diego
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on January 10, 2016, 08:06:08 PM
Wow!  I don't normally connect San Diego with snow.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Danfish on January 11, 2016, 06:48:37 AM
California snow pack now 110 percent of normal...resorts happy...travelers not so much!

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 19, 2016, 03:06:14 PM
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In Case they are right.  Right where the pink & brown meet.   Either way it is still cold.  High of 12F today.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 01, 2016, 04:36:52 PM
February 1st today, and it's 8 degrees C outside (46 degrees F).
They said last year was the coldest February we had on record for the past 100 years.
This year we are reaching record heat during the same period.

El Nino, global warming, aliens, natural cycles... whatever it is, I am going to enjoy the warmth and deal with the aftermath when it comes.  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 01, 2016, 05:58:05 PM
Same here, we awoke to 51F and a heavy fog. The driveway melted enough for the Honda to complete its 180 and head down. Luckily it made it to the house the one day I really wanted it up there. We had orders for about 80 lbs of taters Friday, I hadn't looked forward to hauling them down. We turned to rain today a little after noon. I had just pushed the truck outside to drop the tank. I was underneath thinking "this isn't too bad" when the chickens decided, hey it looks pretty nice under there and we can really help make that creeper slide good  ::)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 13, 2016, 06:11:30 AM
Darn chilly here today, wind chill at -38!!   :o
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 13, 2016, 07:05:17 AM
Darn chilly here today, wind chill at -38!!   :o

Figuring it in my head you are pretty close there to the C=F so I will agree Darn Chilly  ;)

Our snow is starting collapse here we have some south facing slopes starting to bare off.  Hardly froze last night - rain showers predicted.....   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 13, 2016, 08:34:39 AM
Yeah, we are actually at -39 degrees C right now, calling for a dip to -46 C, not much difference in F... even the dog doesn't want to linger out there for longer than absolutely needed.

Funny winter, we go from record heat to record cold in a matter of days, almost 50 degree C swing in just a week's time...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 13, 2016, 09:04:51 AM
Wind, Wind and more wind whipping around the recent dusting of snow.  6F this morning and the chill is -16F.  Has warmed up for the high predicted today at 20F.  I guess it goes down hill from here.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 13, 2016, 09:49:42 AM
30 F last night. 65 F right now.

 ;D

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: rick91351 on February 13, 2016, 10:57:54 AM
30 F last night. 65 F right now.

 ;D

LOL - Ya but you live where the cactus grows.......
 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: trish2 on February 13, 2016, 12:46:11 PM
We want cold, wet weather. I'm in Sourthern California, a hour outside L.A.  Had 83+ degree weather this week and forecast for warmer a couple of days next week and dry.  Where is the El Nino everyone promised?  So far no rain in Feb, which is the month we are suppose to get the most rain; 3-4 inches usually.  I so-o-o want some cold wet weather that keeps us indoors for a few days.  It gives you a chance to reset.  All this sun makes you feel guilty for not being outdoors doing something.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 15, 2016, 04:48:31 AM
Here we go again.  Temp 16F and pouring the snow.  Overnight accumulation is around 5-6".  I just hope that it continues to snow if it is going to do anything.  Prediction for the PM is to change over to Rain, freezing rain, sleet and back to snow again.  Opened up the drive for the wife to go to work.  Now for the second cup or is it the third cup.   
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 15, 2016, 04:22:06 PM
I guess it was about 8" down here. I've been playing in the shop working on a larger version of one of these on these snowy days;
http://www.armure.ch/WALKING.htm
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 15, 2016, 05:20:22 PM
Ah-ha!!  That's what the funny gear things are for. Cool!   Are you going to motorize it? Make a remote control?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 15, 2016, 09:06:30 PM
One of the guys is trying to figure out how to pedal power it leaving the front wheel and frame of a bike and using the pedals to turn an axle that spins the center gear on each side. The crawler mechanism will replace the rear tire and it'll steer with the front wheel. Something to get the kids started and then let them run with that one or...
It's reminded me of experimenting with a new piece of furniture coming online in a factory. We started with conduit linkages but I remade them in beech today. I think I made a dozen gears before the light bulb lit. With the gear they are low speed and I think we could do a session making charcoal, then a pattern set of gears, mold them, melt aluminum and cast them. All kinds of ways to get into trouble  ;D

I got the drive between shops and out to the public road plowed but it has turned to sleet, I don't think we're done with this one yet,
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 25, 2016, 04:31:48 AM
When is this winter going to end already?  It goes from heavy snow, to crazy build up of ice storms, to warm weather where everything melts... within hours.  Yesterday evening was rain, a TON of rain, all the sewers backed up, hydroplaning like crazy cause of small ponds all over the road surface... (people still honked at me for slowing down though - morons) then overnight switch to freezing rain.  Schools all closed today, power outages everywhere... I think I will finally lose our tree in the backyard, it's leaning pretty heavily with all the ice buildup... 

What did that damn gopher say? 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 04, 2016, 02:44:13 AM
Weather is just as wacky here as it is up north.  17F yesterday morning, warmed up and dumped 2-3" of snow overnight.  23F this morning.  Calling for the Mid 60'sF by Monday. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on March 05, 2016, 04:58:54 AM
Insanity... 

We had a province wide blizzard warning on Wednesday, well the warning was in effect since the Monday or so. 
They said 12" of snow with 80 kph winds,  suggesting people should stay home.  I set my alarm for an hour and a half later than usual, figured I would wake up, have a coffee, slowly start shoveling... get to work eventually.  I woke up, looked outside, nothing.  The claimed we had 2-3 inches... but my truck was clear and free of snow (maybe too much wind).  Got to work in 15 minutes, roads were baron, nobody in the office... everyone took the day off for the same reason. 

It was about -4 F yesterday, calling for 53 F next week.  But who knows at this point.... 

Can't wait for the snow to melt.  I need to get to the land and see where the snow melt runoff flows.  I stopped building my road last summer because I hit an area that had different vegetation and almost looked like a path... afraid there might be seasonal water flow in that area.... need to get there after the snow melts to see the ground but before the ground thaws and water is already gone.  With this funky weather, it will be very hard to know when to go. 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 05, 2016, 05:19:18 AM
Insanity... 

We had a province wide blizzard warning on Wednesday, well the warning was in effect since the Monday or so. 
They said 12" of snow with 80 kph winds,  suggesting people should stay home.  I set my alarm for an hour and a half later than usual, figured I would wake up, have a coffee, slowly start shoveling... get to work eventually.  I woke up, looked outside, nothing.  The claimed we had 2-3 inches... but my truck was clear and free of snow (maybe too much wind).  Got to work in 15 minutes, roads were baron, nobody in the office... everyone took the day off for the same reason. 

It was about -4 F yesterday, calling for 53 F next week.  But who knows at this point.... 

Can't wait for the snow to melt.  I need to get to the land and see where the snow melt runoff flows.  I stopped building my road last summer because I hit an area that had different vegetation and almost looked like a path... afraid there might be seasonal water flow in that area.... need to get there after the snow melts to see the ground but before the ground thaws and water is already gone.  With this funky weather, it will be very hard to know when to go.

Yes there is nothing more troublesome than investing the time and energy into building something that may eventually be muddy in the summer and a ice skating ring in the winter.  Driveways are the most neglected portion of home building.  Luckily I got mine right.  Used native material ( creek rock) as fill.  But did not immediately grade level.  I allowed sufficient time for the water to drain and then graded.  Coming off the main road I had to build up some 8-10 feet to the bridge approach. It held great.  Followed by stone and eventually bit the bullet and paved it.  The paving has proved to be one of the best investments I made.  No more mud, no replacing stone thrown off by traffic and a breeze to plow the snow. 

Well it's been 21 years since and I noticed that I have some settling at my bridge approaches.  Nothing major only 2" or so on alternating sides.    No fault of mine in that I imagine the underground water from the creek has caused it.  Plan is to cut out 4' on the approaches, add stone and compact and replace those areas with concrete. 

Good luck on yours.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 16, 2016, 10:00:02 AM
With the weather being as it has been for the last couple days I have to remind myself that it is too early for summer. I think I will leave the snow shovel out a little longer just in case. Mother Nature can be a big tease sometimes.

Currently 76F and has been in the daytime for the last week.  I looked back and this date in 2013 we got 8" of  snow.  Go figure.   ???
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on April 07, 2016, 03:23:26 PM
April 7th, we got 2 inches of snow today.

When, oh when will the white stuff be done?  Oh when, oh when will it sun?

Poet I am not, but getting impatient I am.  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on April 07, 2016, 03:39:13 PM
April 7th, we got 2 inches of snow today.

When, oh when will the white stuff be done?  Oh when, oh when will it sun?

Poet I am not, but getting impatient I am.  :)

Had to take my wife to Morgantown ( Home of West Virginia University) for a medical procedure today. 49F when we left and by the time we hit the higher elevations near home the rain turned to snow.  Haven't seen a forecast other than flurries predicted but some are saying 4-6" of the white stuff.  Par for the course as I took the snow blade, chains off the tractor and the 4 wheeler.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: azgreg on June 02, 2016, 03:48:02 PM
It's supposed to hit 118° this Saturday here in Phoenix. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  >:(
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on November 21, 2016, 05:04:59 PM
November 21st...

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We made snowmen last night... my 6-year old daughter, wife and I outside until 8:30 PM in the front yard making snowmen...  gotta stay young!  :)
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: ChugiakTinkerer on November 21, 2016, 05:43:24 PM
15F yesterday.  I had hoped to run a log or two through my sawmill just to get a better feel for winter sawing.  The logs were all frozen to the ground.  Gonna take a little more grunt than I could muster yesterday.  Now my mind drifts to thoughts of a tractor to supply that grunt.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on November 21, 2016, 05:47:55 PM
Rain, thunder, lightning, windy, 44 F, though snow and 23 F is forecast for the mountains.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on November 21, 2016, 06:47:59 PM
We're still hoping for moisture, we got a spit of sleet/sprinkles/flurries Sat but not enough to even go inside for. We stopped harvesting cohosh in the woods short of what the herbal company wanted. We've been dividing the root and replanting a piece with a bud and roots in each hole as we dig them. The soil is now so dry they won't make it and the thousand or so we have replanted probably aren't going to make it either. We have many thousand in the woods but I don't want to mine them out. The conditions just aren't co-operating this year. This is also part of a university research project, and that is good data too, don't count on a crop every year. Doing the math, we got a great price and still minimum wage is a goal for next year, must be some form of farming. That is a minor inconvenience compared to the mountains south of here, I feel for those folks. We've been in and out of some of the smoke and have had a few smaller fires here.

Mornings in the mid 20's the past few days, we got up into the 40's today. High winds last night, probably some 50's and quite breezy today.

Usually if I can bump or snatch the log a little with the truck or tractor it'll break loose. Frozen logs are fine to saw, as are thawed. Partially frozen can be interesting, generally ok but as the blade encounters frozen and thawed wood it can start wandering around, just one to keep in the back of mind if things aren't acting right.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on November 22, 2016, 01:56:14 AM
Here in upstate SC, it's been warm and excrutiatingly dry. We'll sail past Thanksgiving without the first frost. That's about a month late. We've been dry since about March, and have had little rain at all for the last 3 months. There are a lot of big forest fires going on, and some days the smoke is awful. I'm thinking about investing in cactus futures...
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 13, 2017, 03:24:01 AM
It has been quite a snowy winter this year, surprising quantities have fallen. 
Last night another 1-foot of the stuff fell, and another 6 inches coming in the next couple days.
Surprisingly the city (at least at my city home) has been doing a pretty good job with the clean-up... and even more surprising is that the schools are all still open for business.  What ever happened to snow days?

My biggest worry in my country place.  I haven't been there in a couple of weeks, been so busy just haven't had the time.  There must be at least 2' of standing snow, with probably 3 layers of 1-2" ice within.  I have a 3-4' overhang on each end, just worried they can't support the weight.  I refused a couple of guys 2 weeks ago when they showed up out of the blue shoveling roofs... was worried if they were inexperienced and damaged anything I wouldn't know until the snow melted or I got a leak in the roof... they'd already be long gone by then.  Now I am having some doubts...  maybe I should have done it...  decisions, decisions.  My driveway is about 120' long and on a pretty intense slope (mountain side).  Delivery trucks can't back up the driveway because their bumpers hit before the truck can pivot.  Once up the steep slope, I've got probably 20-22 steps to get up to the house.  Once there its nice, but all that shoveling just to get in the front door is enough to make you want to close it down for the winter.  :)

I wonder if there are any bylaws against building a "tempo" over the stairs (snow shelter).  That would at least save some back pain.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 13, 2017, 06:38:53 AM
I'm glad to not have to shovel snow very often.  That said, we got 2.5 inches overnight. Hoever, it is warm enough it has not stuck on the driveway.

Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 13, 2017, 02:33:56 PM
I'm glad to not have to shovel snow very often.  That said, we got 2.5 inches overnight. Hoever, it is warm enough it has not stuck on the driveway.

Same here Don.  Mildest winter that I have seen in years.  But I will take it.   ;)   Can't believe it is Mid Feb already without a considerable snowfall like winters past. Hope I am not speaking too soon. ;D
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 13, 2017, 04:43:30 PM
It is crazy how different regions have such drastically different weather, some with much more snow and others with almost none compared to "normal".  Right now if my Jeep is parked in the street in front of the house I can't see it, the snow banks must be 6-8' high.  You almost have that tunnel effect driving down the street.  I wanted to take a picture of my shed but forgot.  Its one of those small metal sheds (reinforced internally with a 2"x3" skeleton), and its currently sitting with at least 3' of snow on top of it... so a 6' tall shed stands 9' tall... pretty crazy.

Anxious to see how the land is doing in upper NY state...  last year the brook ran dry from lack of snowfall, I should have a waterfall this year! 
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Don_P on February 14, 2017, 02:14:26 PM
We've been quite warm, I was welding in a T shirt yesterday when I realized I was getting a tan. This is the mildest winter I can recall.
It's trebuchet's this time around for the school intersession break. The kids will build tabletop models then we'll go for a walk through the woods and discover a big one in a field at the state forest. I got a pair of rocks on the big boy and test fired it for the first time a minute ago, about 500 lbs of swinging rocks and steel, the frame seems to be strong enough.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on March 14, 2017, 03:54:15 PM
Crazy how things change.  Was almost no snow left, warm weather was here... felt like spring.
We're in the thick of a big snow storm right now.  16 inches of snow with 60 MPH winds...  roads are insane, schools already automated calling us to say they'll be closed tomorrow.  May be the last hoopla before the flowers start blooming again... as someone else said, hopefully that means my brook will be flowing nicely this spring.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on May 07, 2017, 05:57:58 PM
Most of the time I don't really realize I live on an island until it rains non-stop for weeks at a time and we start to flood.  I personally am above the flood zone so far, but there are many who are now under water.  Friend of mine has been waiting for it to go down and can now no longer leave his house.  They called in the army to help out but they came a bit too late by the sounds of it.

We just got an email from the school board, all schools are closed until further notice.  Some are flooded, some are being affected because the bus companies are under water, some because people are stranded on different islands.  Scary how fast a city can come to a screeching halt by mother nature.

Nothing like some of the flooding we've seen on the news down south, but still hits home. 

Be safe.
Help your neighbor if you can.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: flyingvan on May 08, 2017, 09:35:01 AM
Snow...In May, in San Diego County, 30 miles north of Mexico.  Anyone still in angst over global warming is welcome to come see it.  Bring your snow shovel.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: NathanS on January 05, 2018, 07:41:18 AM
Cold and getting colder. Really glad we put so much insulation in our walls. We had 1 fire this morning at 7am, and as of 1130 the house is too warm for another.

It looks windier than 15-30mph, but I'm not going outside to find out. Humidity is running a little high so I turned the bathroom fan on, I have one spot downstairs I can still move the insulation to take moisture readings of the sheathing, which is still in the safe 'no mold' zone.

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Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on January 15, 2018, 05:19:06 PM
The weather is so wonky this year.
Last Friday was +8C (~46F) and raining, Saturday it snowed 45 cm (~18") in less than 24 hours, and today it was -34C (-29F).
This kind of temperature swing with massive snow falls is becoming the norm in these parts... strange.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on February 09, 2018, 09:06:59 PM
Well, here it is Feb. 9 and for all intents we have zero snow so far this year. Our "water year" runs Oct thru the next Sept. In the past 125 years, since records started being kept, this is the driest start to our water year. Tomorrow we will be driving to our cabin. We should have to snow shoe.

On the one hand it is nice being able to drive all the way up at this time of year. On the other hand if this keeps up the drought will stress the trees even more, beetles will add to the kill toll and wildfires will turn the rest to ash. 

It's not even all that cold; 33F last night and 55 F today at the cabin according to the remote weather station.


Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 10, 2018, 03:43:49 AM
Last year they (US Gov) had changed some policies that used to govern the water levels in the great lakes, rules that had been standing for over a century.  As a result we have massive flooding and many homes were either damaged or complete losses with many families still living in hotels waiting for insurance companies and government to catch up with repairs and payouts (since last spring).  In the fall, the levels were still very high, and with all this snow fall there is sure to be even more flooding this spring.  We live on an island (Montreal) so there is no escaping.   They've had to change all the 100 year flood lines and now anyone living where it used to be considered relatively "safe" are now stuck with their homes not being able to insure, and/or not being able to get permits to rebuild or to change any footprints.  My buddy bought in a "safe" area, and his builder had some forethought and build his place on a hill (build up the lot before building the house).  It looked bit wonky, but after last spring his house had no damage other that the land, driveway all but disappeared, and his shed was completely destroyed along with everything inside of it.  They will not issue any permits to rebuild his shed, fence, deck, driveway...   

Even small changes can have massive impacts.  A bit less snow can mean everything burns down in the summer.  A bit too much snow, everything floods and washed away.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Nate R on February 10, 2018, 08:07:24 PM
Last year they (US Gov) had changed some policies that used to govern the water levels in the great lakes, rules that had been standing for over a century.  As a result we have massive flooding and many homes were either damaged or complete losses with many families still living in hotels waiting for insurance companies and government to catch up with repairs and payouts (since last spring).  In the fall, the levels were still very high, and with all this snow fall there is sure to be even more flooding this spring.  We live on an island (Montreal) so there is no escaping.   They've had to change all the 100 year flood lines and now anyone living where it used to be considered relatively "safe" are now stuck with their homes not being able to insure, and/or not being able to get permits to rebuild or to change any footprints.  My buddy bought in a "safe" area, and his builder had some forethought and build his place on a hill (build up the lot before building the house).  It looked bit wonky, but after last spring his house had no damage other that the land, driveway all but disappeared, and his shed was completely destroyed along with everything inside of it.  They will not issue any permits to rebuild his shed, fence, deck, driveway...   

Even small changes can have massive impacts.  A bit less snow can mean everything burns down in the summer.  A bit too much snow, everything floods and washed away.


I hadn't heard about this, so I looked up the stories about it.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec-ontario-floods-water-management-politics/article37511432/

Quote
To counteract local self-interest, Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission (IJC) in 1909, an independent agency to regulate shared water bodies and settle disputes, along with the board that manages Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence.

The board consists mainly of scientists from the Canadian government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with other appointees. Year round, they meet weekly to decide how much water to let through the dam.

Looking at the data, it doesn't sound like it was soley due to the changes from that, nor was it JUST the US gov't. :D  Record amounts and near record amounts of precipitation this Spring didn't help. And from my reading, if they let the water out of the dam TOO fast, they flood MORE down the St. Lawrence river! Doesn't sound like this was really preventable from what I can tell. ALL of the Great lakes have risen. Lake Michigan and Huron was above the 1918-on historical average as of 2015. (2 years before the new plan went into effect.) We've had a much wetter last couple years here in Wisconsin, dumping more water into Michigan than normal.

Just saying I think there's more than just the US Gov't policies affecting this. Mother Nature really has the power.  c*



Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 11, 2018, 05:52:25 AM
Yup, you're totally right.  More habit than anything, figure our news and conversations are biased so it becomes natural to blame the Americans...  :)
It just seemed to happen at the same time, and our news were warning of impending doom based on the US decision to blaa blaa blaa... and then sure enough we got hit.  Trump bashing is rampant even here in Canada, we hear more about him than our own princess, oops, I mean prime minister.  At least your chief is not a wuss....
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on February 13, 2019, 05:43:49 PM
We just got plummeted by 16" of snow, that's gotta put some stress on the roof rafters.
Gotta come up with a better design for roofs...  maybe heated...  not just those ice dam wires but the entire surface.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Adam Roby on May 28, 2019, 04:16:45 PM
Its almost June and we"re still in the mid 40's here... Has summer started for any of you yet?
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: Redoverfarm on May 28, 2019, 04:21:49 PM
We hit the mid 80’s today which is not normal this early in the year .
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MountainDon on May 29, 2019, 04:41:44 AM
Today in Los Alamos it is cloudy and 46 this morning, it may hit mid 60's. At home about 10 degrees warmer.  I'll take it it. It is better then snow which it did 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: NathanS on May 29, 2019, 06:36:15 AM
We had a nice April till the last week, and then the first 2-3 weeks of May which were cold and rainy.

Similar weather to you, Adam, though a bit warmer. We are in the 70s now, and have been for about a week.

Looks like a rough start for farmers this year.
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: MushCreek on June 02, 2019, 01:15:18 AM
We're just coming off of a brutal heat wave here in the southeast. High temperatures as much as 20 degrees F. above normal. We haven't had measurable rain in nearly a month, which coupled with the heat has left things DRY. The last two nights have been down around 60 F. Supposed to be rain by Wednesday- I hope!
Title: Re: Hows the weather?
Post by: maureenowaters on December 30, 2019, 04:38:37 AM
Well it's offically started.  I guess it is all down hill from here.  This is about 25 miles from the house in the same county.  Boy I am so not ready for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i_-G623xQI&feature=player_embedded

Nice video guys, love it.
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