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Title: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on January 28, 2013, 12:58:07 PM
We're having freezing rain here and there's a sheet of ice everywhere.  In my opinion this is worse than snow because even with my All Wheel Drive I can't drive on ice, nor do I know how to walk on ice.  And I do know how bad snow can be - I've lived in snow country for 5 years where we often measured our snow in feet, not inches, and have lived through some of the worst snow storms there.  Here we don't get nearly as much snow but did have some twice last week.  Shoveling snow strains our backs, but at least we can still get out and the kids love playing in the snow, building snowmen and snow forts, sledding, etc.  So yeah, I prefer snow over freezing rain or ice.

What kind of weather are you having, and is it making you happy or miserable?  8)
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Hermione P on January 28, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
Singapore's climate is very hot and humid all year round. It is said there are only 2 seasons: rain and no rain. In Chinese, people often say our climate is like summer through the 4 seasons and autumn when it rains.

There tends to be a little more wind at the beginning of the year, before Chinese New Year in late January or early February - just felt a refreshing night breeze.

Been trying to feel cooler in the afternoons when I work on the computer by playing the jazz channel or the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy film soundtrack on my music streaming software.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on January 28, 2013, 02:59:30 PM
I live in Sweden and we've got quite a lot of snow this year. By New Year it was so much snow our roof threatened to cave in on the porch/veranda. Luckily we managed to get a roof company come and shovel the snow on it away in time. Then there was a week or two with thaw, so the snow on the main roof disappeared - thankfully! After that we've had even more snow. And now it's thawing again.

I love snow, we live so far north, that the days are extremely short in the winter. With no snow the visibility is very, very bad for most of the day seeing as the sun is up in my part of Sweden roughly between 8:45 AM to 2:50 PM at the winter solstice. (Today the day in my part of Sweden has advanced to include roughly 8 AM to 4 PM, which is much nicer, yet still pretty short.) With snow however, the visibility is quite good all day (and night) as it reflects the light from the stars and the street lamps. So I take the shovelling any day over a grey and dark snow-less winter.

What I don't like, however, is when the temperature starts to resemble a lift/elevator, going up and down around 0 centigrades. Because that converts all the lovely snow to deadly ice. It's no good for either the traffic, nor the people. So I agree with ss19, snow's great, ice isn't!

I think it was last week there was a bedlam accident on a highway in Scania (the southest county in Sweden), due to fog which gave next to no visibility in combination with treacherously icy roadways over a bridge, over a hundred cars slid into each other, one after another, during a couple of minutes! Luckily "only" one person died, but a lot got hurt. And many of the cars, became more or less irreparable I think, as it happened in the morning traffic and caught up many lorries as well.

 

Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: HealerOne on January 28, 2013, 05:24:00 PM
Brrr! I live in Florida and all that talk of ice and snow makes me re-live all the reasons I moved here many years ago! I hated being cold and ice most of all! Ice was truly one of the reasons I moved here! (That, and the opportunity to play tennis all the time! Unfortunately I don't play any more.)

Today it will be at least 83 (F). Right now we are in this up/down phase as yesterday was barely 70 (F). It's hard to decide what to wear and whether one should turn on the heat or the air conditioner at times. It's been rather dry here which is somewhat normal for our winters; nonetheless it would be nice if we got a bit more rain before summer. I really have no reason to complain about our weather when I hear about snow or floods! However the fact is - that Floridians are spoiled with our weather so when we have more than one day in a row when the sun doesn't appear, we start whining! Anyway I will gladly send some sunshine to all of you that need it!
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Maraudingdon on January 29, 2013, 06:12:11 PM
I live in south east Australia now. A couple of weeks ago I was choking on smoke from bushfires as the temperature reached 42c/109f. It's cooled a little but now Australia is being battered by cyclonic winds and floods.

Big weather for a big country.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on January 29, 2013, 06:46:03 PM
I live in south east Australia now. A couple of weeks ago I was choking on smoke from bushfires as the temperature reached 42c/109f. It's cooled a little but now Australia is being battered by cyclonic winds and floods.
I've always dreamed of visiting Australia at some point, but 42C!!!  :o My gosh! I think it is HOT when it's 34 C, which fortunately is a very rare temperature in my country... How do you handle living in 42 C?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: RiverSpirit on January 29, 2013, 08:05:45 PM
I also live in Australia. In the last few days we had constant driving rain and were on tornado watch. Now many areas around here are flooded or flooding. We have been very lucky here and not had any real damage (just a bit of flooding in the yard and power issues). Cyclone Oswald decided that it wanted to hang around a while. My boys were disappointed when the water close to here were cleared and could get to school. Now after all this rain we are on severe water restrictions because the water treatment plant has been damaged. It is heartbreaking to see some of the same people being flooded out who lost everything in 2011,
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: LillianJames on January 30, 2013, 08:41:00 PM
Eastern Montana, USA--it's 7 degrees F.  We have a warning for wind chills of -40-50 degrees F tonight! BRRRRR

Post Merge: January 30, 2013, 08:43:49 PM
We are hearing alot about the fires and floods in Australia here in the US.  So sorry for those who have lost--especially for those who suffered 1 years ago!
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on February 07, 2013, 08:20:33 PM
The South Korean Air Force has made a parody of Les Misérables to raise morale among its soldiers who are busy clearing snow. ...
Are you saying it's snowing in South Korea? Is that usual?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Hermione P on February 08, 2013, 02:11:06 AM
The weather forecast in Singapore says we will likely be having a rainy 2013 Lunar New Year (we get 10 February to 12 February off), and people have been advised to take umbrellas while making their Chinese New Year visits. The past few afternoons have been rainy.

Are you saying it's snowing in South Korea? Is that usual?

Yes, and the snow in China has been disrupting journeys back home for Chinese New Year.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Hermione P on February 11, 2013, 01:46:08 AM
Yesterday was the windiest, rainiest and coldest (by Singapore standards) first day of Chinese New Year I can remember. There was a little sun earlier this morning, but now it's cloudy again. The feng shui masters say as water represents wealth, it's a good sign for the Year of the Snake ahead.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Buckbeak 26 on March 02, 2013, 08:25:24 PM
Healer One I live one state to your North, in Georgia. My father likes it here because he can play golf all year around. I sort of like it to because I don't have to break ice up and shovel snow. I remember in early 2002 I worked the night shift and it started to snow about 6:00 am. When I got home I ate breakfast and went to sleep, thinking that it wouldn't get warm enough to melt the snow, but when I woke up that afternoon I looked out the window and the snow was melted. :tardis: :heart:


MaraudingDon I remember living in Southern California (Redlands) near San Bernardino, in the early 1980's.  From June 15th -late September the weather would be hot and dry. (about 115-120 degrees fahrienheit.)  I remember running for Physical Education class one day in September 1982 and I got overheated and sick. (In fact I threw up.) :( Here in Georgia we get up to 110 in the summer but it is humid and I don't run like that anymore, plus there is only heat and humidity for a few days to a week and then it cools down some. Sometimes it gets hot again.

Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: RiverSpirit on March 02, 2013, 08:56:27 PM
I also live in Australia. In the last few days we had constant driving rain and were on tornado watch. Now many areas around here are flooded or flooding. We have been very lucky here and not had any real damage (just a bit of flooding in the yard and power issues). Cyclone Oswald decided that it wanted to hang around a while. My boys were disappointed when the water close to here were cleared and could get to school. Now after all this rain we are on severe water restrictions because the water treatment plant has been damaged. It is heartbreaking to see some of the same people being flooded out who lost everything in 2011,

Since I wrote this almost five weeks ago the rain still goes on...the constantly flooded roads and inability to dry anything without the aid of a clothes dryer is starting to be slightly annoying.  >:(  I really feel for everyone who has a damaged home and the rain is not letting up enough for repairs.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: blue_dreamer on April 13, 2013, 03:29:55 PM
Whereabouts in Australia are you RiverSpirit?

Here in Britain it's finally started to become spring-like after a March of weird snow and blue skies at the same time..
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: RiverSpirit on April 14, 2013, 12:48:40 AM
Whereabouts in Australia are you RiverSpirit?

Here in Britain it's finally started to become spring-like after a March of weird snow and blue skies at the same time..

I am on the east coast. Today we have a beautiful sunny autumn day after two weeks of rain. Better enjoy it while I can  ;D
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on April 14, 2013, 09:41:42 PM
Today was the very first time this year when the temperature passed 10 centigrades and became two figures! YAY!  :harryronbb: I even managed to find time to take a walk in the wonderful weather that actually felt like spring approaching for a change! (We've had mostly 2-4 centigrades or lower up to now for the last month or so.) I can't wait for spring.... :flower:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on April 28, 2013, 04:41:00 PM
The last two weekends I've managed to take a walk in the afternoon sun, and it's been quite fun to see spring progress between my walks. Two weeks ago, there were a lot of snow still, though it was in the process of melting, so a lot of water and mud and what not if you stepped away from the roads. A week ago almost all snow was gone - except in one shadowy place - but the entire meadow was so brown and colourless, it still didn't really look like spring. Today, there are new fresh grass growing everywhere, the earliest spring flowers are up and it finally feels like spring is on its way for real!  :hearts:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: HealerOne on April 28, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
Here in Florida our weather is beginning to even out a little. I love this kind of weather  :hearts: - low to mid 80's (F) during the day and high to mid 60's at night. It's perfect for me. I can leave my big doors open and have a nice breeze at times. Yes, I do run my air conditioning at other times. The only thing that is hard this time of year is the sneezing, running nose and eyes from the allergies!  :flower: :flower:   :flower:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on January 02, 2014, 11:56:32 AM
I live in Sweden and we've got quite a lot of snow this year. By New Year it was so much snow our roof threatened to cave in on the porch/veranda. Luckily we managed to get a roof company come and shovel the snow on it away in time. Then there was a week or two with thaw, so the snow on the main roof disappeared - thankfully! After that we've had even more snow.
A year ago, I was pretty much drowning in snow. It started snowing sometime in November -12 (I think) and while there where periods of thaw in between it kept snowing until some time in March I think. It became a record holding winter for amount of snow falling (at least in my part of Sweden).  :snowman:

This winter, as a contrast, we've had one afternoon with sparse snowing some time in early December and then nothing!  :mcgonagall2: By now, I am really longing for it to snow... It's been quite awhile since we last had a Christmas/New Year holiday without any at all. And I miss it for the atmosphere it creates is quite different from what we now have.

(Further north, Sweden IS covered by snow, but that isn't much of a comfort around here.)

What about the rest of you, do you have normal weather?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on February 13, 2014, 07:15:57 PM
Well, we had over a foot of very wet and heavy snow overnight.  That, combined with a very long driveway, makes for some very sore arms and backs from shoveling, even with 2 snow blowers going between 5 neighbors.  And they're calling for more snow tonight.  Then we should be getting a break on Friday, followed by more snow on Saturday.  The kids have had so many snow days already this winter that they'll have lots of days to make up in the summer.


What about the rest of you, do you have normal weather?

And no, this is not normal for our area.  We used to live in Massachusetts, and part of the reason we moved here was to escape the long and cold winters.  But up north where they are used to a lot of snow, they had the infrastructures and capacity to deal with the snow, so the roads get plowed quickly and the schools and work places almost never close.  Here, several states to the south, because we're not supposed to get much snow, they can't handle it and even the smallest amount of snow paralyzes the entire region.

Our winter's been so abnormally cold and snowy this year that there's been multiple sightings of the Snowy Owl in my area, when I've been told that they normally don't come south of the American-Canadian border.  :hedwig:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on February 13, 2014, 08:14:12 PM
Since I last posted in this thread, 2 January, we have had some snow, which was enough to cover everything for a few weeks, and then it all thawed away. The last few days it has just rained. A most unwelcome sight at this time of year, we want snow instead! ss19, try to redirect it?  :ginny:


And no, this is not normal for our area.  We used to live in Massachusetts, and part of the reason we moved here was to escape the long and cold winters.  But up north where they are used to a lot of snow, they had the infrastructures and capacity to deal with the snow, so the roads get plowed quickly and the schools and work places almost never close.  Here, several states to the south, because we're not supposed to get much snow, they can't handle it and even the smallest amount of snow paralyzes the entire region.
I hear you.  After the last four winters (before this one) of which three had lots of snow, and last year being the worst in an age or so, this year the capacity for handling snow has been upgraded to unseen levels. As soon as there are talks of snow coming in a certain day, there are plowers out and about long before the snow! Before these four winters we had a long period of very mild winters, and then all processes to deal with snow were downgraded so much that the least bit of snow could take days to clear off the main roads.  And I'm sure it's even worse in areas that do not expect any snow at all...  :console:

What does a "snow day" at school means? Do you mean the term/semester ends later in the summer if the school closes for a period of too rough weather? That sounds difficult, how can you ever plan for vacations then?  :ron:


Our winter's been so abnormally cold and snowy this year that there's been multiple sightings of the Snowy Owl in my area, when I've been told that they normally don't come south of the American-Canadian border.  :hedwig:
I saw that in an online article somewhere, weeks ago. I wonder what messages they carry? Is it Hedwig's off-springs?   :fredgeorge:


However, as much as I hate rain in the winters, having spent some time at BBC Weather (http://www.bbc.com/weather/) I don't think I should complain at all.  :scared: That looked hideous! Apparently the UK is partly flooded over large areas, lots of people are without power, trains are cancelled - or stuck on rails -, roads are closed... And then a hurricane to boot!  :console: I do hope all our UK members are OK, as well as their families and friends.  It looks as if there were giants on the loose....?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on February 13, 2014, 08:51:33 PM
What does a "snow day" at school means? Do you mean the term/semester ends later in the summer if the school closes for a period of too rough weather? That sounds difficult, how can you ever plan for vacations then?  :ron:

A snow day at school means that the schools are closed because the roads and sidewalks are covered in snow and the students and teachers/staff can't get to school, so they get an unexpected day off.  The country and states' education departments have regulations on how many days of school (and how many hours of instruction per day, etc) there must be in a school year.  So every snow day must be made up by extending the school year into the summer, thus shortening the summer break.

It does make scheduling vacations and other things more complicated.  Today I was due to volunteer at one of the schools at their classroom Valentine's Day party, and we had a parent-teacher conference (that's where the parents meet with the teachers individually to discuss how their student's doing in school) scheduled after school today as well, and now these will need to be rescheduled.


However, as much as I hate rain in the winters, having spent some time at BBC Weather (http://www.bbc.com/weather/) I don't think I should complain at all.  :scared: That looked hideous! Apparently the UK is partly flooded over large areas, lots of people are without power, trains are cancelled - or stuck on rails -, roads are closed... And then a hurricane to boot!  :console: I do hope all our UK members are OK, as well as their families and friends.  It looks as if there were giants on the loose....?

I've lived through flooding in another area of my country before and it was not fun at all.  I would definitely not trade any amount of snow or ice for flooding.  What they've been getting in the UK does sound aweful!  I second what you said about hoping that all our UK members and their loved ones are doing OK.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Buckbeak 26 on February 13, 2014, 09:30:50 PM
Evreka and ss-19,

Where I live near Atlanta in Georgia has also gotten a strange bout of Ice and snow this year. Atlanta was clogged with abandoned cars two weeks ago and now just had another round with it.  I have not worked in 3 days and I am glad, I wouldn't want to get caught in all of this nasty weather. Also rehearsal was cancelled last night, but we wee basically lucky this time as we were expected to get ice but it wasn't cold enough for it.

And no, this is not normal for our area.  We used to live in Massachusetts, and part of the reason we moved here was to escape the long and cold winters.  But up north where they are used to a lot of snow, they had the infrastructures and capacity to deal with the snow, so the roads get plowed quickly and the schools and work places almost never close.  Here, several states to the south, because we're not supposed to get much snow, they can't handle it and even the smallest amount of snow paralyzes the entire region.

Our winter's been so abnormally cold and snowy this year that there's been multiple sightings of the Snowy Owl in my area, when I've been told that they normally don't come south of the American-Canadian border.  :hedwig:

I agree with you ss-19, because I thought the South never really gets snow or ice. But we've had our share of it this year. 

I personally have never seen a snowy owl (like Hedwig) :hedwig: except in the Harry Potter movies. Recently in the news however was an article about the sightings of snowy owls due to the weather that we have been having.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on February 14, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
The many odd weathers we've seen around the world lately, seems to be spreading across the web as well now! For instance, here at DS, it rains hearts!  :hearts:  :fredgeorge:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on May 01, 2014, 03:53:49 PM
This has been a most interesting spring weatherwise in my corner of the world. After a rather mild winter, we had true spring temperature for the first time in February/March, I think, which was more than a month prior to normal.

Then the weather backtracked to windy and cold. Mid April, it suddenly became warmer and warmer and the weekend before Easter we had summer degrees in the days (even if the nights were still cold). Last weekend we had 22 C, which is normal summer weather.

Yesterday (30 April), or Walpurgis Night, was what in Sweden signals Spring and is celebrated in a Welcome Spring ceremony of sorts, with bonfires, speaches and song all over the country. Of course, the warm temperature, is now in hiding and yesterday we were down to roughly 9 C in the day. This morning it was snowing and though it stopped quite early, it is positively cold outdoors today. :P :( But at least the snow has now melted and everything is back to green.

What's the weather like where you live? Has the rain let up in the UK yet (I take it, you'd had an awful amount of that this year)? Is everyone having a good spring/autumn depending on where on Earth you all live?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on May 08, 2014, 01:35:02 AM
We've been getting some unusual weather patterns also.  Our past winter was much colder and longer than usual for this area.  Then, when spring finally came, it couldn't make up its mind whether to stay or not and the temperature went back and forth a few times between being warm and being like winter again.  We also got some more snow in April after the grass and trees had already turned green... I had to turn the outdoor faucets on and off a few times.

Last week we got a lot of rain and had some flooding and mudslides in the area.  My immediate neighborhood was fine, but many roads nearby that I drive on all the time were closed due to the flooding and/or mudslides.  It was short-lived and relatively minor though, compared to what some other areas were getting.  And some of our southern states were hit hard by tornadoes, so I really shouldn't complain.

Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Hermione P on May 11, 2014, 05:14:43 AM
Yesterday (30 April), or Walpurgis Night, was what in Sweden signals Spring

Interestingly, according to the traditional Chinese calender summer started on 5 May. Not that it makes much of a difference in Singapore where it's hot and humid all year round. (And that's why I haven't been posting much in this thread since I rarely have anything interesting to report about the weather.)
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Pepper on July 06, 2014, 04:36:35 PM
It is raining where I live.  I am in Ohio. I'm glad though because at least it isn't very sunny and a lot cooler. 
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on July 06, 2014, 11:27:47 PM
It is raining where I live.  I am in Ohio. I'm glad though because at least it isn't very sunny and a lot cooler.
:fredgeorge: In contrast, in southern Sweden where I am currently at vacation, we have finally got sun and summer temperatures worth talking about!  :rubberduck: Yesterday (Saturday) it was approx. 30 C, today (Sunday) 20-25 C and it is supposed to be about 25 C the nearest few days.  I hope it lives up to it, as it always feels more of a summer vacation when it feels like summer.  :flower:

Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Pepper on August 02, 2014, 08:48:42 PM
It is raining where I live.  I am in Ohio. I'm glad though because at least it isn't very sunny and a lot cooler.
:fredgeorge: In contrast, in southern Sweden where I am currently at vacation, we have finally got sun and summer temperatures worth talking about!  :rubberduck: Yesterday (Saturday) it was approx. 30 C, today (Sunday) 20-25 C and it is supposed to be about 25 C the nearest few days.  I hope it lives up to it, as it always feels more of a summer vacation when it feels like summer.  :flower:

Sweden sounds like a great vacation.  We are at 81 F. today.  We had a few days in the 70's this week, but Friday went back up to the 80's. We had a mild summer this year.   The week of July 14th, it was in the 70's too.  Wednesday of that week it was pretty chilly, but by Friday the weather heated up to the 80's.  This was the first year in a long time, that we did not have 90 degree weather.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on August 10, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
Yesterday (Saturday) it was approx. 30 C, today (Sunday) 20-25 C and it is supposed to be about 25 C the nearest few days.  I hope it lives up to it, as it always feels more of a summer vacation when it feels like summer.  :flower:
It sure did! July and August has formed an awsome summer in Sweden: Up until last week we've had 30 C and more every single day, with very little rain. The last week we've had 25-29 C every day, and although today started a little cooler, it soon picked up to approx 25 C again.  :o These kind of summer temperatures are quite unusual, a few days or a week or two like this, sure, but for such a length of time, it's unusual.

As a result of the long warmth, indoor temperatures also peaks. Lately, I've come home in the afternoons and realised it is warmer indoors than outdoors, despite these temperatures outdoors!  :o The last two weeks, my bedroom has been 28-29 C, while the evening air outside has been maybe 23 or so. Yesterday I managed to get the temperature down to 23 inside too, by morning; this afternoon it was back on 28!
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: BillieMac on August 13, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
After a two week heat wave, we got warm air and a brief, heavy rain yesterday. Today it's been the normal long rainfall, and it's gotten c-o-o-old. Good for the farmers, but not for me. I had to put a fire on today, and when the library closes, I'm going home and putting on another layer.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Hermione P on August 15, 2014, 09:19:37 AM
According to the Chinese calender, autumn started on 7 August at 10.02 pm China/Singapore time. While Singapore is not a temperate country, we have been experiencing more rain since this month started, and it hasn't been very sunny for the past few days. Not that I am complaining about the cooler weather.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Buckbeak 26 on August 15, 2014, 08:00:47 PM
Hey all,

This last week through Tuesday was cloudy and rain (lots of it here in Georgia USA). But since this last Wednesday we have had sun and milder temperatures, and today my dad and I are going to the Atlanta Braves game and it is sunny and in the 90's but not humid. I hope to not have anything on the frustrations tonight.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Pepper on August 23, 2014, 08:52:51 PM
It is super hot here this weekend, and very humid.  We are in the high 80's.  We did get a lot of rain this week though. 
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: paint it Black on November 07, 2014, 05:43:54 PM
 :yuck: Ugh. :yuck: The cool, crisp, colorful, clear days of autumn are gone, and the windy, dreary, cold, wet ones have arrived. :'( It is snowing today.  It started this morning with cold rain mixed with small bits of wet snow, a substance sometimes locally referred to as "spooge".  The other way people around here refer to this event is to say something like, "Aw man, it's [name of our town]-ating out," since unfortunately, this kind of thing is not uncommon here.  ::)

Do you or your family or friends have any strange names for certain types of weather?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on November 07, 2014, 09:35:24 PM
We had our first snow for this winter season two days ago. It was very wet though and mixed with rain so it melted immediately or at least to the next day. Now it's temporarily warmer again... Very strange weather this year....  :hmm:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Pepper on November 27, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
We had snow last week, and were supposed to get it today. I'm glad we didn't. I'm not used to snow until December or January. It's 32 degrees here today.

Where my friend lives in Fargo, ND, they have snow already and it's very cold there.  It's 0 degrees there right now. I don't know if I could live some where that cold even though I wear layers.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on November 27, 2014, 07:36:56 PM
On the contrary, here in mid-Sweden it is unusually warm for the season with just about 0 centigrades, and no snow... :( Sure, with snow comes all sort of hassle, but it's hassle we're used to and it brightens the dark winter up considerably. In a country where we have twilight between 3 and 4 PM at this time of year, the missing snow is sorely felt as snow reflects all light and brightens everything up.   :snowman:


Where my friend lives in Fargo, ND, they have snow already and it's very cold there.  It's 0 degrees there right now. I don't know if I could live some where that cold even though I wear layers.
You need special winter clothes in those temperatures.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Laura W on November 27, 2014, 10:18:03 PM
Where I live it is currently minus 15 degrees C, with a windchill of minus 25 C.  And it has been snowing all day.  Snow supposed to continue for another 20 hours or so.  They are saying the total accumulation will be between 20 and 30 cm. (I'm thinking more like 20 than 30, but we'll see.)  The police department is telling people not to drive unless they absolutely have to.  There have already been a number of accidents just in the last six hours or so.  The city roads ARE horrible, and I can imagine what the highways are like. Yikes! :help:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on January 24, 2016, 08:50:16 PM
After a strangely warm December, my area just got hit with a massive snow storm over the past couple of days.  We got over 2 feet of snow (27.5 inches, about 70 cm) which is very unusual for this area.  We just spent most of the day digging out, and are probably stuck in for at least a couple more days.  As we don't normally get too much snow here, they don't have enough equipment or manpower to clear this amount of snow from the roads very fast.

:snowman:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: Evreka on January 24, 2016, 09:50:14 PM
After a strangely warm December, my area just got hit with a massive snow storm over the past couple of days.  We got over 2 feet of snow (27.5 inches, about 70 cm) which is very unusual for this area.  We just spent most of the day digging out, and are probably stuck in for at least a couple more days.  As we don't normally get too much snow here, they don't have enough equipment or manpower to clear this amount of snow from the roads very fast.

:snowman:
I'm so relieved you're safe!  :hug: My thoughts have been with you these lasts few days as our news too reported on this "Snowzilla". I read it snowed 10 cm per hour at one point! (Not necessarily precisely where you live, but somewhere in this storm). If it keeps up that kind of frequency whole houses can get buried in just a day or two!

Still, digging out of 70 cm doesn't sound fun at all!  :console: How did you even get the door open!?  :crabbegoyle: I hope it stops snowing now and that the rows are cleared sooner rather than later. Take care!
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on January 24, 2016, 10:52:35 PM
Still, digging out of 70 cm doesn't sound fun at all!  :console: How did you even get the door open!?  :crabbegoyle: I hope it stops snowing now and that the rows are cleared sooner rather than later. Take care!

Thanks!  We have a tiny front porch, so there wasn't a huge mound of snow right up against our front door.  And the door opens in so it would have been possible to open the door anyway, I think.

Our back door, on the other hand, is a sliding glass door and faces north.  It took a lot of effort to get that open today.  We had to first shovel a path all the way to the back door from the front of the house, then shovel all the snow around the door, and use small amounts of hot water to melt the ice that formed around the metal tracks at the bottom of the screen door.

That back door opens to our deck.  We built an enclosure there this past summer for my cat to hang out outdoors in a safe way, and he loves going out there, so he's been going crazy meowing at the door today for us to open it for him.  Otherwise we could have left that door snowed in as we don't need to use it to get out ourselves.  When we finally got the door open for him, he was very happy and walked on and played in the big mounds of snow.   :crookshanks:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: HealerOne on January 25, 2016, 07:02:11 PM
 :) I get grumpy   >:( when there is no sunshine here, and I can remember lots of snow :snowman: and cold. So I am very sympathetic to you ss19! I love the story about you accommodating your cat's request to go out and play in the snow. Are you sure he isn't related to Crookshanks?  :crookshanks: (See any big black dogs around?) Stay warm! And be careful about over-exertion when you are shoveling yourself out. I wish I could send you some warm sunshine to help, but it's been rather cool here too - at least today we do have sunshine  (today we warmed up to 68 F). I guess that sounds balmy to you, but to this Floridian it feels pretty cool! I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold weather!  :lol:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: ss19 on January 30, 2016, 01:47:35 AM
Thank you, HealerOne!

My cat's smart enough to be related to Crookshanks, but I haven't noticed any big black dogs around...

You remind me of a friend of mine who didn't like the cold in the Northeast so eventually moved to Florida and has been very happy there.  You're right that 68 F sounds very balmy to me!  Today our high was 24 F (about -4 C) with the wind chill which is not horrible compared to when I used to live in New England, but still feels quite cold to me!  It's supposed to warm up to the 50s mid-week next week though, which will be a nice change.
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: paint it Black on January 30, 2016, 11:53:50 PM
I'm also glad to hear that you survived the storm (relatively) unscathed ss19!  It sounds like a good excuse to subject the family to a HP film fest.  ;)  I hope you all took the snow shoveling in shifts -- that sounds like a massive task! 

We are located north of where the storm tracked, so we got only flurries.  We've had a pretty mild winter so far, with below-normal snow totals.  Last winter was really brutal, so I hope this keeps up!
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: HealerOne on May 10, 2016, 04:30:36 PM
It's tornado time now. I used to live in the Midwest of the USA and we did have those nasty tornadoes. Now living in Florida, I have to deal with hurricanes. Thankfully we haven't had bad seasons lately, but it only takes one to be devastating. I am especially upset about the fires in Canada. I do hope that none of our members are in that harms way. It's almost more than one can imagine. Anyway, I am thinking about all of you that are under threats of bad weather. 

In Florida right now - it's been beautiful here, if not a bit warm  :) . How has it been around you?
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: paint it Black on May 16, 2016, 02:03:33 AM
I hope you have a quiet hurricane season this year, HealerOne!

I'm really glad to live in a place where neither tornadoes nor hurricanes are common.  However... just a few days ago, it was a lovely 80°F here in the NE US.  Today, it snowed.  As in, snow.  Yes, it was brief, and it didn't stick of course, but man, it's May 15th!  There just should not be snow.   :shake:
Title: Re: Weather Around the World
Post by: HealerOne on May 19, 2016, 10:34:14 PM
Snow in the middle of May? That crazy in your part of the world, but it seems like crazy weather is the norm now instead of something unusual. Hope you weather has warmed up.