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First serious snowfall of the season... Serious, you know,

Traffic collapse



Material damage



Supply shortage



Wishing to hibernate



Delays and cancellations...

It's falling since yesterday afternoon and by now it's up to knees deep. Well, I presume it depends on how tall you are.
Sipping Ostfriesen-Tee now, simply because I don't feel like Ceylon.
 
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sir fly said:
First serious snowfall of the season... Serious, you know,

Traffic collapse



Material damage



Supply shortage



Wishing to hibernate



Delays and cancellations...

It's falling since yesterday afternoon and by now it's up to knees deep. Well, I presume it depends on how tall you are.
Sipping Ostfriesen-Tee now, simply because I don't feel like Ceylon.
Don't quite remember (seeing as I'm getting old and senile and can't tell all you fine folk apart), but, do you cross-country ski at all? Because this would be the time to start waxing so you can get around efficiently! (Classical anyway, don't think you can do that blasting skating in this kind of snow.)

Anyhoo, stay warm, and enjoy that Ceylon tea, sir fly!

PS - Here in my parts we're finally getting some rain, but somehow we are still 8" behind this season.
 
It's not local but it's a situation to monitor closely in the next week or two, there is a decent possibility of an SSW (Sudden Stratospheric Warming) by the end of the year, ECMWF model is showing a strong zonal wind reversal already the next week in very high stratosphere (1 hPa, 2 hPa, 3 hPa) with propagation to lower parts and at the end of the forecast period an hint of a split can be seen at 10 hPa.



In case of a split of the stratospheric polar vortex a rapid propagation to the troposphere is very likely and the result will be a very weak tropospheric polar vortex and strong cold waves to mid latitudes in a couple of weeks, the literature on the argument says that there could be up to 60 days of conditioning in the troposphere after a major stratospheric warming if the NAM (North Annular Mode) will break the -3 mark.
 
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not rained once..................THIS YEAR!...............ok it's only 6th jan but next week forecast dry too
.........on back of a really dry summer/autumn

still it's the UK here woodland tails/fields remain well muddy....................claggy rather than clarty
which is a bonus!
 
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25/01 still unusually dry annual rain fall thus far.............8.9mm

yesterday minus 3 when 1st up.................today plus 9c

smiled at yesterdays forecast............days high 4c...tonights low 9c................!!!!!
 
There was a day a couple of weeks ago when the Australian continent had the 15 hottest recorded temperatures on the planet. Today on the south coast of NSW it's tipped to be 33C - on the coast we get the benefit of cool sea breezes but further west temperatures will be in the mid 40'sC.
 
The current arctic outbreak is exceptional, in the area near the Great Lakes this morning the minimum temperatures were close to the all-time records and tomorrow will be similar.

Anyway it's almost three weeks that there is a large area with temperatures well below the mean over Northern America. That are the anomalies in the last 14 days (note also the warm area over the arctic).
 
Here we had various case of flooding between Emilia and Tuscany during the weekend, on the Appennines the rain exceeded 400 mm in circa 40/50 hours and the rise of the temperatures with the zero level beyond 2000 meters for a couple of days melted a lot of snow that had fallen in recent weeks.
 
We saw a bit of snow in Eugene earlier this morning (the dog dragged me out at 4:30am because this animal wanted to pee, so that is when I saw the white stuff), but not enough to build a snowman.

Thought I'd have trouble driving to work, but seeing as the temp was above 35F there was no trouble with ice. That is yet to come - it's supposed to freeze overnight, so driving on ice tomorrow morning is what I'm much more wary of than snow.
 
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snow?...here in chilly NE of england yesterday temp reached 17c.....................and down in wales temp of 20.3c was recorded
new highest recorded winter temp for uk

and still it's been dryer than average.....................
 
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snow?...here in chilly NE of england yesterday temp reached 17c.....................and down in wales temp of 20.3c was recorded
new highest recorded winter temp for uk

and still it's been dryer than average.....................
For the second day in a row it's been dumping very heavy and wet snow here in Eugene, we're not used to this.

Besides having to shovel the white stuff I naturally had to build a snowman, but also, and tragically, somewhere under all this is one of my bikes. At least it's a cheapy one, so I'm not too worried about it.



 
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Koronin said:
The weather fluctuating the way it is is playing havoc with my sinuses. If it would either get cold and stay cold or warm up and stay warm I'd be much happier.
How about getting warm and freeze like that?
Two weeks ago in three days we had winter, summer and monsoon season. Yesterday in the 70's and this morning it was right around freezing. (Sorry don't know the conversion from F to C.)
 
On Tuesday and Wednesday i've registered +22,8°C and +22,4°C, the two highest maximum temperatures for february since i've started to record data (and with more than two degrees of margin on the previous record).

A lot of february records had fallen even in 100+ years long series, i've read that considering all Europe the records fallen are thousands but it's not something new in recent years.


Here a recap of a dear friend of mine with the records fallen in Tuscany:
*Tuesday https://www.facebook.com/TemperatureEstremeToscana/posts/2167138116686993
*Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/TemperatureEstremeToscana/posts/2168548516545953
 
Thoughts with people in Oklahoma today -
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article230605479.html#storylink=cpy
The Storm Prediction Center placed those areas under a high risk (5 on a scale of 5) for super cell storms.

“An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today into this evening over portions of northwest Texas into western and central Oklahoma,” the Storm Prediction Center forecast said. “More isolated but still potentially dangerous severe weather, including tornadoes and destructive winds and hail, is possible in surrounding parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas.”

The Storm Prediction Center warned everyone in those areas to be prepared to take cover.
 
Weather forecasts mean almost nothing! I planned my entire day around the "0% chance of rain" window in the weather. 15 minutes into my ride, it started pouring...not just sprinkling, Fn pouring. I get it that even though 5, 10, 15% is low and it probably shouldn't rain, there is still a slight chance. 0% means that there is no chance, let alone pouring rain for an extended time. Other than "poor me", this is serious. People who enjoy the outdoors use weather forecast to plan their lives. If we can't count on them, they should be eliminated (especially the ones that receive public money), or at the very least fined when they are off (most of the time). Mental health is a serious problem in our society and many people use outdoor physical activity to help their moods. Needless to say, my mood is not good now.

That being said, at least my life, home, etc. have not been taken by extreme weather.
 
Finally the storms are gone.....2 days with 4 Tornado Warnings:Take Shelter Immediately. Thank goodness, for me, only a baby twister touched down 10 miles from me. Not good for the people and houses in it's path. I'm almost 69 years old and this is the First Time in my life tornados have been in this vicinity. But Climate Change is only a Hoax--NOT!
 
Boise has had the wettest May since 1896 (double the average). Its also been the coolest and windiest on average since 190?. Also, when it rained in May, and that was nearly every day, it poured...sheets of rain. Too wet for me.
 

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