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No. 0     Original Topic:  Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 19, 2015 at 10:57 PM   Viewed 9796 times     
Post your latest Weather updates here. It is interesting to see what kind of Weather others are experiencing in different parts of the Country.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM     
Old Man Winter is coming in with a bang! We are under a Winter Storm Watch Friday evening until Saturday with 4-8" expected! This is our first Snowfall of the season and already we are going to get pounded!

We usually don't see storms like this until at least a month to a month and a half from now! :icon_eek:

So much for Global Warming!

"Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
903 PM CST THU NOV 19 2015

...SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION...

.THE FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE SEASON WILL UNFOLD ACROSS THE
REGION BEGINNING FRIDAY EVENING AND PERSISTING THROUGH THE DAY
SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY TRANSITION FROM A RAIN AND
SNOW MIX EARLY FRIDAY EVENING TO ALL SNOW LATER FRIDAY NIGHT.
WARM GROUND...ESPECIALLY PAVEMENT...WILL INITIALLY LIMIT
ACCUMULATIONS ON SURFACES FRIDAY EVENING. HOWEVER SNOWFALL RATES
ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING AND WILL ALLOW FOR SNOW TO ACCUMULATE AT A QUICKER RATE.
THE POTENTIAL FOR 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW CURRENTLY EXISTS ACROSS
MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA...AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE LAKE MICHIGAN
SHORE INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. THE PRECISE FORECAST TRACK AND
INTENSITY OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM CONTINUES TO BE RESOLVED AND
WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO LEAD TO FLUCTUATIONS IN THE PRECISE
SNOWFALL FORECAST.

ILZ005-006-012-013-019-020-201115-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.A.0004.151121T0300Z-151121T2100Z/
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-LA SALLE-KENDALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...AURORA...
WHEATON...OTTAWA...OSWEGO
903 PM CST THU NOV 19 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...A RAIN AND SNOW MIX BEGINNING FRIDAY EVENING
TRANSITIONING TO A WET SNOW AND PERSISTING THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON ON SATURDAY...WITH SNOW BRIEFLY HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS
AND SHARPLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* THE FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE YEAR CAN CATCH MOTORISTS
OFF GUARD. ENSURE TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND USE EXTRA CAUTION IF
TRAVELING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$"
No. 2     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 19, 2015 at 11:05 PM     
Then it will be plunging down to 12 degrees Saturday night after the snowfall which means it will all freeze solid.

Then 19 Sunday night, 21 Monday night.

Thanksgiving day back up to 51 degrees though! :ban_dance:
No. 3     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 19, 2015 at 11:09 PM     
No. 4     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 12:22 AM     
No. 5     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  pink   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 7:46 AM     
BF... your weather is usually my weather.... (sob)


And I' m.not.liking.your weather very much!
No. 6     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM     
It has become quickly colder here in the past 24 hours, but otherwise has unseasoningly warm for the past several days. Has been like April weather.

The vehicle I drive most in the winter needs a little work. I need to get her up on the ramps soon. Otherwise I am going to find myself crawling underneath her in snow.

No. 7     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 68   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 9:40 AM     
72 yesterday at noon, looks like it will not break 50 today by noon.
At least it is not raining and the clouds have dissipated for the time being. Which means my solar lights around the fences my work tonight, hi hi.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 9:59 AM     
The Plot Thickens! Now as of 2 hours ago we are officially under a Winter Storm Warning and they upped the Ante to 7-11" of Snow, almost a foot! :icon_eek::blink::sick:

No. 9     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM     
The latest from NOAA:

"A strong storm system is expected to spread moderate to heavy snow across the area tonight into Saturday. It still appears the precipitation will start as rain by early this evening, before changing to snow by mid to late evening over far northern Illinois. The heaviest snow will fall north of the interstate 80 corridor and inland from lake Michigan. A total of 7 to 11 inches is forecast for north central Illinois, with amounts tapering off to only an inch or two across east central Illinois. The snow will abate from west to east Saturday afternoon, though strong northwest winds in the afternoon could still produce some blowing snow."
No. 10     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Joyful_In_Him   Gender: F   Age: 62   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM     
Washington State has declared a state of emergency due to the hurricane force wind event of Nov. 17, 2015. Every neighborhood has many trees down with three dead. 200,000 homes without power initially. Gas stations sold out of gas. The damage from this rather isolated small event compared to what a major emp event would cause should be considered a wake up call.
No. 11     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM     
Hmmm.... I am out and about and the weather is beautiful. But while dining a little while ago, I heard someone say we are forecast to receive over a foot of snow locally. I am not seeing such on my iPhone.
No. 12     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 2:36 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Hmmm.... I am out and about and the weather is beautiful. But while dining a little while ago, I heard someone say we are forecast to receive over a foot of snow locally. I am not seeing such on my iPhone.


The Polar Express just hasn't arrived there yet!

Get your shovel ready!

Sunny, now cloudy here too and 38 for now.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM     
Oh wow now they're saying only 9 degrees Saturday night.
No. 14     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 3:04 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Hmmm.... I am out and about and the weather is beautiful. But while dining a little while ago, I heard someone say we are forecast to receive over a foot of snow locally. I am not seeing such on my iPhone.


The Polar Express just hasn't arrived there yet!

Get your shovel ready!

Sunny, now cloudy here too and 38 for now.


I don't know. The weather forecasts I see for this area forecast no more than 1.5" precip the entire weekend. Although temps are expected to get down into the 30s, come next week will see temps back into the 50s.
No. 15     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 3:39 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Hmmm.... I am out and about and the weather is beautiful. But while dining a little while ago, I heard someone say we are forecast to receive over a foot of snow locally. I am not seeing such on my iPhone.


The Polar Express just hasn't arrived there yet!

Get your shovel ready!

Sunny, now cloudy here too and 38 for now.


I don't know. The weather forecasts I see for this area forecast no more than 1.5" precip the entire weekend. Although temps are expected to get down into the 30s, come next week will see temps back into the 50s.


Maybe it is only dipping it's toe down here in the Chicago area before retreating back up north.

Supposed to be 52 here Thanksgiving Day.
No. 16     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 20, 2015 at 5:11 PM     
It was supposed to start as rain then turn to snow at 9pm tonight.

However it's 5:00pm an it has already started snowing, no rain.

i guess mother nature decided not to cooperate with Chicago NOAA.
No. 17     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 2:09 PM     
Well, somebody got that wrong.

I had to get up at around 5 AM today and head down near Detroit way to take the physical skills, endurance, and stress test for my Krav promotion.

When I left it was clear and dry here. About 1/3 of the way on the road I ran into pretty good snow coming down but not all that bad. When I came out the building at about 1 PM after testing, there was like 3 inches of snow on my car and it was coming down heavy. So much for only 1.5" of precip here the entire weekend.

Watching the many drivers struggling with our first real snow fall of the season, reminded of a recent discussion here on MC. It was obvious those in real wheel drives and 4 wheel drives were in trouble. Even before getting on the freeway. Rear wheel drives were blocking intersections not able to get the traction to get through when the lights turned green and/or sitting at the bottom of hills. Many not even able to get up over the little rise to exit gas station parking lots.

Finally making it to the freeway, it was even worse. Roads covered heavily with snow and ice under that. Visibility was hardly 60 feet with traffic as slow as 25 mph to almost stopped.

I started making mental notes of vehicles that had went off the sides and/or involved in fender benders. All rear wheel drive and/or SUVs except for two. It appeared the front wheel drives had somehow collided with each other. It was apparent the rear wheel drives had either lost it going up hill, on turns, or just after cresting a hill and starting down. Rear end likely came around on them trying to catch up with the front as often happens with rear wheel drive in such conditions. They are off on the sides or in ditches, and in such heavy deep snow not going to get out without the help of tow trucks.

Not sure what to say about the 4 wheelers. They were off the sides and in the ditches on otherwise level terrain. But we see this often with early snowfalls. Those with SUVs seem to think that 4 wheel drive suddenly makes them good enough to drive in anything. And you see them in situations that you wonder how that happened.

BTW - I passed all the Krav testing and was awarded my belt promotion. But has taken me forever to make the drive back home to celebrate.
No. 18     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 8:05 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Well, somebody got that wrong.

I had to get up at around 5 AM today and head down near Detroit way to take the physical skills, endurance, and stress test for my Krav promotion.

When I left it was clear and dry here. About 1/3 of the way on the road I ran into pretty good snow coming down but not all that bad. When I came out the building at about 1 PM after testing, there was like 3 inches of snow on my car and it was coming down heavy. So much for only 1.5" of recip here the entire weekend.

Watching the many drivers struggling with our first real snow fall of the season, reminded of a recent discussion here on MC. It was obvious those in real wheel drives and 4 wheel drives were in trouble. Even before getting on the freeway. Rear wheel drives were blocking intersections not able to get the traction to get through when the lights turned green and/or sitting at the bottom of hills. Many not even able to get up over the little rise to exit gas station parking lots.

Finally making it to the freeway, it was even worse. Roads covered heavily with snow and ice under that. Visibility was hardly 60 feet with traffic as slow as 25 mph to almost stopped.

I started making mental notes of vehicles that had went off the sides and/or involved in fender benders. All rear wheel drive and/or SUVs except for two. It appeared the front wheel drives had somehow collided with each other. It was apparent the rear wheel drives had either lost it going up hill, on turns, or just after cresting a hill and starting down. Rear end likely came around on them trying to catch up with the front as often happens with rear wheel drive in such conditions. They are off on the sides or in ditches, and in such heavy deep snow not going to get out without the help of tow trucks.

Not sure what to say about the 4 wheelers. They were off the sides and in the ditches on otherwise level terrain. But we see this often with early snowfalls. Those with SUVs seem to think that 4 wheel drive suddenly makes them good enough to drive in anything. And you see them in situations that you wonder how that happened.

BTW - I passed all the Krav testing and was awarded my belt promotion. But has taken me forever to make the drive back home to celebrate.



LOL! I KNEW all this was headed your way since NOAA and the Satellite Maps showed it headed from West to East but didn't say anything and was watching in anticipation of your response

The Snow coming down today turned kinda wet coming down and as a result it was helping melt snow that had already fallen so it didn't pile up too high.

Last night and this morning I watched cars and even buses spinning their tires, skidding sideways, etc as they re-learned to drive again in wet, icy, snow and slush.

It finally stopped snowing here a few hours ago.

Now comes the deep freeze down to 6 degrees tonight to freeze it all into one big solid ice mess.

The temp already is dropping and is 22 now.

55 degrees projected Thanksgiving Day!
No. 19     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM     
Chicago's O'Hare Airport reported receiving 11.2 " of Snow from this Storm.

We had 7" officially reported at work this morning but another few inches on top of that during the day.

Being this snow is wet it is melting itself so maybe 5" deep at present.
No. 20     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 8:24 PM     
This Storm broke a record.

it is now the 2nd biggest Snowstorm for November in recorded history for the Chicago area!

No. 21     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM     
Sunny and clear (sorry peeps ... we had rain last week for a day or two :-p)

No. 22     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Nov 21, 2015 at 9:43 PM     
Well, Darrell, we here, one hour south of Detroit, certainly got dumped on today. Was tempted not to go out but did to the gym and ended up quite enchanted with the weather after all.

Snow is cool before Jan. 1, then after its merely just waiting for spring.
No. 23     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 22, 2015 at 12:04 AM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Well, Darrell, we here, one hour south of Detroit, certainly got dumped on today. Was tempted not to go out but did to the gym and ended up quite enchanted with the weather after all.

Snow is cool before Jan. 1, then after its merely just waiting for spring.


As much as I was unhappy to take so long to get home, I actually found it quite beautiful. So clean and white all over.

Made me feel like going out and buying a new snowmobile, or at least a new pair of downhill skis.

My daughter has finally expressed an interest in going skiing with me. As avid of downhill skiers her mother and I once were, my daughter never seemed to have an interest in it until lately.
No. 24     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 22, 2015 at 12:07 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Sunny and clear (sorry peeps ... we had rain last week for a day or two :-p)



No need to be sorry. I am loving it. I enjoy and look forward to my cold weather activities way more than other things there are to do.
No. 25     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Nov 22, 2015 at 12:56 AM     
There were always two post-holiday winter activities that really made winter an event to be looked forward to (after Jan. 1).

First was a camping weekend (yes, I said it, CAMPING), usually in January, that the guys of my church went to every year. When I was initially invited to go along, I was very dubious (read NOT EXCITED) but I finally gave it a try and liked it so much that I went back every year.

Some 15-20 guys would travel up to Michigan's BRIGHTON RECREATIONAL AREA, a wooded area with cabins. We'd spend the weekend praising God, playing war games (board games like RISK inside and CAPTURE THE FLAG and FRISBEE GOLF outside), cooking together, no women; no showers, and just generally a great time.

Second was a trip my ex and I did waaay up to Michigan's North Woods on the Upper Peninsuala to a Christian camp we'd go to for family camp in the summer with our kids. Awesome place, and this winter weekend was just couples traveling up there in a 'customized motor coach' with other Christian couples to a VALENTINE COUPLES' SWEETHEART WEEKEND, complete with onboard movies on the 'bus', chocolates, ice sculptures, brunch buffets, fancy Sat. night supper, ice skating on Lake Huron, X-country skiing, broomball hockey (one year), and mini-marital conference.

A great time.


But now, alas, both activities are long gone, and winter is boring (Caribbean attorney, ARE YOU LISTENING?).
No. 26     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Nov 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM     
Stormchaser wrote:
First was a camping weekend (yes, I said it, CAMPING), usually in January, that the guys of my church went to every year. When I was initially invited to go along, I was very dubious (read NOT EXCITED) but I finally gave it a try and liked it so much that I went back every year.


Hey, I have camped in the dead of winter in the northern woods of Michigan in a tent. I have done the same in Florida. The Michigan trips have been much more enjoyable. No insects.
No. 27     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 11:01 AM     
NOAA Weather is not calling for any Rain today or tonight yet here I am at home hearing Raindrops falling on the roof! :unsure::yeahthat:

I even felt a few just before entering Dollar General this morning.

NEVER trust Chicago Weather forecasting!
No. 28     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Birchman   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 11:49 AM     
Hi Bullfighter.

Thanks for the weather alert.

The weather here in east central Wisconsin is supposed to be cloudy with some rain, with 3-5 inches of snow expected next Monday Dec. 14. Temps will be in the low 40s for the rest of the week. Your weather report may be more up to date than the forecast I just checked for this area.

Birchman
No. 29     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM     
A heavy fog moved in here this AM. Still foggy. I was out and about town around noon, and it has still not lifted enough to provide much driving visibility. I am sure it will be gone by this evening, when I have to hit the road to be out of town again.
No. 30     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 3:12 PM     
Birchman wrote:

Hi Bullfighter.

Thanks for the weather alert.

The weather here in east central Wisconsin is supposed to be cloudy with some rain, with 3-5 inches of snow expected next Monday Dec. 14. Temps will be in the low 40s for the rest of the week. Your weather report may be more up to date than the forecast I just checked for this area.

Birchman


It rained steadily but lightly for about an hour here this morning.
No. 31     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 3:17 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

A heavy fog moved in here this AM. Still foggy. I was out and about town around noon, and it has still not lifted enough to provide much driving visibility. I am sure it will be gone by this evening, when I have to hit the road to be out of town again.


The Fog started here last night and is supposed to be here all day.

That's one thing NOAA did get right!

Is supposed to be 58 Saturday! :ban_dance: With some possible Rainshowers though.

I think i'll head to the Beach! :party:
No. 32     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 7, 2015 at 3:50 PM     
Well, the fog has held its won and has actually grown worse. But I need to hit the road within the next few minutes regardless.
No. 33     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM     
NOAA really blew it yesterday. I rained lightly off and on almost all afternoon and night.

They were only calling for just partly cloudy skies.

I had refreshed the web page a number of times even using different browsers in order to make sure I wasn't seeing an old cached page or something.
No. 34     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 8:49 AM     
I had to strip down to my black t-shirt on the train. I can't believe how warm out it is. 60 now going up to 64 today. In December! :icon_eek:

No. 35     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 9:21 AM     
Yesterday it was warm enough that I sanded and repainted the wood trim around the front entrance door. If this keeps, I am going to do the same for the door itself.

Would do the door today. But typical Sundays are very busy for me as it is. Breakfast, church, dinner with family, balance of afternoon spent visiting family and/or friends, most often some kind of activity in the evening staying busy right until bedtime.
No. 36     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 12:05 PM     
Mid 60's yesterday and today...t-shirt weather.

Yesterday early evening I was returning home on a local e-way that the local zoo is on and traffic was backed up in one lane for MILES - people taking advantage of the great weather to go see the Lights Before Christmas at the zoo.

Personally, I'd rather go when its colder and even maybe snowing a little, but that's me.
No. 37     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Birchman   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 4:29 PM     
Here in metropolitan Milwaukee we had a hard rainstorm Saturday evening Dec. 11 with a lot of thunder. It's in the 50s awith rain today (Sun Dec. 13) but no snow is in the forecast until Dec. 23 at the earliest. So it may not be a white Christmas here in WI.

Glad to hear MI, IL, and OH are enjoying warm temps. Enjoy.

Birchman
No. 38     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM     
Wednesday it was about 65 overnight here in N TX but went to sleep without wanting to...

had KOA from Denver on my radio and had forgot what i was listening to.

i woke back up at 4:00 AM with the weather sayin 17 degrees with 2 feet of snow by early evening, i was in shock for an hour before i heard the koa jingle.
No. 39     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 13, 2015 at 8:41 PM     
crayons wrote:

Wednesday it was about 65 overnight here in N TX but went to sleep without wanting to...

had KOA from Denver on my radio and had forgot what i was listening to.

i woke back up at 4:00 AM with the weather sayin 17 degrees with 2 feet of snow by early evening, i was in shock for an hour before i heard the koa jingle.


LOL. Bet that got your attention!
No. 40     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 14, 2015 at 5:14 PM     
Looks like we have maybe 2 more days in the 50's and then a gradual drop.

Going to be working hard on my storage garage (I rent a full size private garage) to make room for my Teardrop Trailer to be stored inside for the winter while I'm suffering down in the Caribbean.
No. 41     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 14, 2015 at 5:23 PM     
Rained all night last night and this morning too.

All the Earthworms had come out of the ground last night from it being saturated with water and were everywhere. It looked like a Horror show. I have never seen Earthworms in the middle of December!

Finally stopped raining today and is somewhat blustery, temperature dropping a bit tonight but will still be 50 tomorrow.
No. 42     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 17, 2015 at 1:33 AM     
Well the warm spell is about over for now. 34 now, and tomorrow going down to 17 Friday night.

Back up to 46 by Sunday!
No. 43     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM     
Been cold the last few days. The wind is making it seem much colder. Was Snowing flurries this morning coming home from work.

Snow expected tonight and to morrow, little accumulation.

17 tonight, wearing the long johns!
No. 44     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM     
61 today and pouring rain. Thunderstorms and Flooding too. Raining tonight too.

Then rain again Friday night & Saturday.

Just saw on the news southern IL had Tornado Warnings, which means one or more was spotted.

50mph Winds expected tonight.

"
Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
408 AM CST WED DEC 23 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
241015-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
408 AM CST WED DEC 23 2015 /508 AM EST WED DEC 23 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:

THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH WILL PRODUCE...
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.
ISOLATED TORNADOES.

AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING:
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP MAINLY AFTER 2PM CST AND
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE
OUTLOOK AREA.

DISCUSSION:
AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS WILL LIFT NORTH
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TODAY AND BRING HIGH TEMPERATURES
IN THE 60S TO THE AREA WITH DEW POINTS IN THE MIDDLE TO
UPPER 50S. STRONG SHEAR WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
STORM SYSTEM WITH STEEPENING LAPSE RATES AND STEADILY
INCREASING INSTABILITY...SUPPORTIVE OF A FEW SEVERE STORMS
THAT MAY PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS. WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR WINDS
AT THE SURFACE TO BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST...INCREASED TURNING
IN THE LOW LEVEL WIND FIELDS MAY ALLOW FOR AN ISOLATED
TORNADO.

WINDY CONDITIONS WILL FOLLOW THE THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.
WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS
EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.


WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED ON AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS...
MAINLY FOR PORTIONS OF THE FOX...ILLINOIS...DUPAGE...AND ROCK
RIVERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED ON AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS...
MAINLY FOR PORTIONS OF THE FOX...ILLINOIS...DUPAGE...AND ROCK
RIVERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

&&

$$"
No. 45     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 101   on  Dec 23, 2015 at 12:17 PM     
You would think it was Spring here.
No. 46     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 23, 2015 at 1:24 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

You would think it was Spring here.


Here in the Chicago area, December is just the, "Calm before the Storm!"

January and February have traditionally been our coldest and snowiest months.

That's when we see the Blizzards and deep freezes.

December is usually milder and far less snow, except for that record breaking foot of snow we had a month ago or so.

We haven't seen that last of old man winter yet!

No. 47     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 23, 2015 at 1:45 PM     
BF -- Tornadoes in IL! I recall as a child seeing a tornado for my first time (in Northern IN) and being so amazed (my Dad was stranded at work and my Mom was having such a difficult time keeping my brother and I away from the windows). :-p

It never touched down. I think I was 9 years old when I learned what one looked like first hand.

Have a safe Christmas!

BTW -- It's still pouring wet stuff from the sky in San Diego (refreshing after the long drought )!

No. 48     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 23, 2015 at 6:37 PM     
The rain quit this afternoon while I was in McD's.

My socks are soaked ugh. I bought a new pair of inserts since the old ones were worn.

When I get to work in 3 hours i'll take my shoes off between rounds and put the portable desk fan on them to dry them out.

For now I just loosened the tops up to get some air circulating down there.

They do feel drier than a few hours ago.

And of course as Murphy's Law would have it I took out the extra pair of wool socks out of the backpack before leaving home to make more room for groceries :rolleyes::oops:

So I have more groceries but wet feet. :Hole:
No. 49     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Dec 24, 2015 at 10:13 AM     
Northwest Ohio

Today, Christmas Eve - 52 degrees and sunny

Tomorrow, Christmas Day - 66 degrees and rainy.


Very surreal.
No. 50     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 27, 2015 at 8:29 PM     
This happened in Southern IL today about 60 miles East of St. Louis.

Marion County, Illinois: 5 Dead After High Water Sweeps Car Into Overflowing Creek

Three adults and two children drowned when floodwater from East Fork Creek carried their car off a low-water bridge near the town of Patoka, police said.

No. 51     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 27, 2015 at 8:38 PM     
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency due to the massive snowstorm across the state.

The winter storm has already dumped as much as 21 inches of snow in some areas. - KOAT
Follow updates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Those wishing for a white Christmas in New Mexico perhaps got more than they bargained for this weekend, with a massive winter storm slamming the southeastern part of the state, shutting down Interstate 40’s eastbound lanes from Albuquerque to the Texas state line.

SNOW FORCES OFFICIALS TO DECLARE CIVIL EMERGENCY
A civil emergency was declared Sunday morning as high winds and blowing snow led to dangerous and life-threatening conditions in eastern New Mexico, officials said.
MORE
On Sunday, Gov. Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency, mobilizing the National Guard to rescue stranded drivers.

In Albuquerque, police said at least one person has died from exposure to the elements.

“Someone may look out the winter in Albuquerque or Santa Fe and say, ‘It doesn’t seem that bad,’ but it is extremely bad,” Martinez said. “I cannot express how serious the situation is. The southeastern part of the state has 16 to 20 inches of snow with snow drifts of 8 to 10 feet.”

LISTEN: Extended interview with Gov. Martinez

At one point Sunday, as many as 10,000 homes in eastern New Mexico were without power. More than 500 semis were lined up along I-40's eastbound lanes in New Mexico Sunday, according to police.

Two shelters were opened -- one is in Clovis at Roy Walker Rec Center at 316 West Second St., and one at Sierra Blanca High School Gym in Hudspeth County, Texas.

"This is a dire situation, especially the eastern half of the state, where the storm has hit hardest and continues to dump snow," Martinez said. "We monitored the situation throughout the night and activated the National Guard to assist stranded motorists. We have a lot of resources on the ground to clear our roads, as well as conduct search and rescue operations. I ask New Mexicans to please stay off the roads until the conditions improve."

By declaring a state of emergency, counties will be able to order and pay for additional resources needed to help with this crisis.

Albuquerque’s Sunport saw little impact.

http://www.koat.com/weather/new-mexico-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-because-of-snow/37148308
No. 52     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM     
Winter Storm, "Goliath" arrives here in Chicago Monday morning and we are under a Winter Storm Warning.

Wind gusts will be up to 60 mph. Wave heights along the Lake Michigan Shoreline will be 15-20' :icon_eek:

Rather than getting copius amounts of Snow though, we will be getting Freezing rain and Sleet.

I will be going home from work as it starts. Then off work for 2 days.

No. 53     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 28, 2015 at 4:29 PM     
We've received about an inch of ice so far. Very windy out too with winds up to 50mph or do.

The Sleet was stinging my face as I walked home from the Bus this morning. A Snorkel Hood would have been great. Kinda annoying.

I have not gone outside to get the Mail yet.



Michigan declared a State of Emergency, widespread Power Outages, extremely hazardous road conditions. Not a good day to be out driving!
No. 54     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 1:44 AM     
Tonight at 11:30pm after sleeping all day catching up on some much needed rest I found I could not open my door going outside! :icon_eek:

I was trapped inside!

I had to kick the bottom of the door a number of times in order to get it open.

After finally getting it open I found 4" of ice had piled up outside of it and partially frozen.

Will have to chop and shovel it out tomorrow morning.

For now I opened and closed the door a number of times.

The Storm is over, winds have died down, no rain.

However supposed to have rain and snow again after 3am and off and on all day Monday.
No. 55     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 9:26 AM     
Four inches of ice? Yikes. Global cooling strikes again (sorry -- couldn't resist)!

Sorry you were locked inside and hope you were able to make the best of the situation.

I recall my Dad being stranded at work due to weather. Oh, how I loved sitting in front of the fireplace with my Mom and brother (we roasted marshmallows here as well as the mini marshmallows on candles and made tents out of sheets and pretended we were camping).

I guess I am rather practiced at taking the good out of a bad situation growing up in the weather you have there (when my Grandmother's pipes froze, I got to see her sort of thing).

We have more rain here in CA! (much needed rain)!

No. 56     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 10:12 AM     
Photos: Ice storm strangles Central Illinois
A massive winter storm dumped freezing rain across Central Illinois, damaging homes and trees, and causing power outages in the area.

19 hours ago















No. 57     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 10:16 AM     
Central Illinois: Thousands Without Power After Ice and Heavy Winds Knock Out Utility Poles
Ameren, a power and energy holding company, reported 53,298 without power statewide early Tuesday morning. Many streets were also blocked due to flooding and downed trees and power lines.

No. 58     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 10:17 AM     

Wow! Devastating.

Be safe and prayers sent, BF!

No. 59     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM     
More devastation due to this ice storm to come...

Mississippi River: River Could Set Flood Crest Records Following Central and Southern US Storms
Rain has caused tributaries to swell, and levels in some areas hit 26 feet Monday evening. The Weather Service expects the river to hit flood levels by Jan. 1.


The Mississippi River at 6.8 feet (left) versus at 35.6 feet (right). Photos: National Weather Service

The record flood is 48.7 feet. At that level, parts of Riverside Drive and West Mitchell Road near Cypress Creek have flooded, and Weaver Road is flooding.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mississippi River is rising and is expected to reach flood stage by Jan. 1.

The National Weather Service has provided a guide for knowing which areas are in danger as the water rises.

As of Monday evening, the water level was at 26 feet. That’s still a safe level, but swamps along the river in the western part of Shelby Forest are starting to flood. In Arkansas, roads on Beef Islands 10 and 11 are also beginning to flood.

At flood stage, 34 feet, roads to the levee south of West Memphis will be flooded and the camp on Robinson Road will be completely flooded.

Here’s what happens next, according to the NWS:

36 feet
In Tennessee, water is edging onto Fullen Dock Area. Roads on the north side of the Loosahatchie river near its mouth are beginning to flood. Riverside Park Marina begins to flood.

37 feet
In Arkansas, the grain terminal and other businesses by it south of West Memphis are being covered by water. At Memphis, the fuel facility south of the river gage is flooding.

38 feet
In Memphis, the fuel terminal just south of the river Gage is flooding.

40 feet
In Tennessee, homesteads on Robinson Crusoe Island are flooding. There is extensive backwater flooding along the Wolf and Loosahatchie Rivers in Western Shelby County. Refinery docks are beginning to flood.

42 feet
In Arkansas, the grain terminal across the river from President’s Island is beginning to flood.

43 feet
In Memphis, the subdivision just east of Cypress Creek begins to flood. The west end of Rivergate Drive is flooding.

44 feet
In Memphis, Highway 51 is beginning to flood at North Watkins Street. Dewitt Spain Airport starts to flood and North Second Street is flooded north of the Wolf River at Stiles Drive. Nonconnah Creek has backed up to Lamar Avenue. Houses and streets just east of Cypress Creek and north of West Mitchell Road are flooding. Apartments on Mud Island between I-40 and A. W. Willis Avenue are beginning to flood. Coast Guard facilities are getting water on them.

How does the Mississippi River rising affect nearby areas?
POSTED 8:52 PM, DECEMBER 28, 2015, BY KELSEY OTT





Remember to use safety precautions when on roads that are at risk of flooding. Turn around, don’t drown!
No. 60     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 10:42 AM     
Power Outages Across Central Illinois
7-10 poles leaning, down near Route 6 and Allen Rd.
By Clay Gordon | cgordon@wmbd.com
Published 12/28 2015 01:30PMUpdated 12/28 2015 01:30PM



PEORIA -

Crews are working to clear up to ten utility poles that are causing outages to North Peoria and re-routing traffic into Monday afternoon.

Fire crews were stationed around Allen Road and Townline Road near the Menards. Poles are leaning and wires are down as well.

Officials at the Emergency Communications Center in Peoria are saying 7 to ten 10 have fallen down in that area.
No. 61     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Dec 29, 2015 at 3:12 PM     
The Ice Spider...

No. 62     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 8, 2016 at 9:44 AM     
4-6" of Snow Saturday Night. Going down to 3 degrees Sunday night.

No. 63     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM     
I just bought a bigger and wider 58" Umbrella at Dollar General for $6.

Light rain walking home after work this morning.

I can't find my folding Umbrella which is only 42" wide.

It was getting pretty beat up so it was time for a new one anyway.
No. 64     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 8, 2016 at 7:44 PM     
Well today's all day rain finally melted the 4" thick layer of ice that has covered all the sidewalks since the last ice storm a week and a half ago.

Most of it has finally melted. Walking on it has been challenging at times especially when wet, very slick.

Tomorrow I will have to flush out all of my door locks and padlock on the shed with alcohol then squirt some liquid wrench in them before Sunday's deep freeze.

Otherwise i'll never be able to get anything open.

In fact a few days ago my door lock was froze when I came home from work.

Had to fight with it for awhile before I was able to get it open.
No. 65     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 1:04 AM     
0 degrees out right now going down to -4 below.

-20 below zero with the wind chill!

Old Man Winter is here!

"Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
947 PM CST SUN JAN 10 2016

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
120400-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
947 PM CST SUN JAN 10 2016 /1047 PM EST SUN JAN 10 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...OVERNIGHT.

WIND CHILLS 10 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS TONIGHT TONIGHT.

PORTIONS OF THE ILLINOIS AND KANKAKEE RIVERS REMAIN IN FLOOD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

WIND CHILLS 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. THIS
COULD HAVE IMPACTS ON THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR.

PORTIONS OF THE ILLINOIS AND KANKAKEE RIVERS WILL REMAIN IN
FLOOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT."

&&

$$
No. 66     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 8:10 AM     
Around here you are starting to see the snow removal guys already selling their brand new 4 wheel drive vehicles and blades. We are just not getting enough snow for such an asset to earn its keep. They cannot afford to keep them.

Lots of huge discounts on the snow toys too. As much as I desire a new snowmobile and new downhill skis, I am currently not active enough with either activity to justify the investment.

One of the most popular ski slopes in the state is only like 4 miles down the road from me, and I belong to a ski club there. Just not a priority at the moment. On clear nights I can see the top from here. There have been cold enough days that they have been making some snow, but currently it is hard, crusty, and icy. They make snow for a couple days, then it warms up and rains on top of it.
No. 67     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 8:26 AM     
One of my biggest online sellers over the past couple months has been electric heaters. Maybe even more will sell now with some cold weather starting to set in.
No. 68     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Around here you are starting to see the snow removal guys already selling their brand new 4 wheel drive vehicles and blades. We are just not getting enough snow for such an asset to earn its keep. They cannot afford to keep them.

Lots of huge discounts on the snow toys too. As much as I desire a new snowmobile and new downhill skis, I am currently not active enough with either activity to justify the investment.

One of the most popular ski slopes in the state is only like 4 miles down the road from me, and I belong to a ski club there. Just not a priority at the moment. On clear nights I can see the top from here. There have been cold enough days that they have been making some snow, but currently it is hard, crusty, and icy. They make snow for a couple days, then it warms up and rains on top of it.


The warm weather and rain is over with. What are they in such a hurry to sell for? Winter has just barely started!

And it will be here next year too, and the year after...

What they can't make just 1 or 2 payments for December & January until Winter settles in? Selling before it even starts?

What are they going to do when all the Snow and Ice hits? Or net year.

Buy new all over again?, lol.

Sounds like they need an exercise in patience!
No. 69     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM     
As I expected I could not get into my Home, locks were frozen.

I really had to bang and work on it to get the key to turn.

It had rained the other day before freezing everything solid.

I had stopped at Dollar General this morning too to pick up a few things and had forgot to pick up some lock deicer.

I finally got in. Have some 91% Isopropyl Alcohol here at Home i'll put into a spray bottle then hide outside somewhere so it'll always be there to thaw locks out when I get home in the morning after a deep freeze.

The Shed disc padlock is frozen too.

Unfortunately our leases do not allow for any kind of awnings over doors or windows for liability reasons.

That presents a problem when the rains come, saturate all the locks, and then a deep freeze occurs like now.

They do sell some narrow mini awnings that go above doors or windows for mobile homes. They only stick out maybe 3-4" or so and I think are made of plastic so not much of a hazard or liability if they fall or come off.

Maybe I'll order some and put them up and see how they do. Even if they keep some of the rain off the locks they might help.
No. 70     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 11:02 AM     
From Chicago NOAA 1 hour ago...

"BRRR! After the unseasonably mild first 40 days of meteorological winter, the bitterly cold weather since Saturday night has been a harsh reminder of what season it is. The table highlights the coldest observed low temperatures in the past 24 hours as of the morning of January 11th.

These are the first subzero readings of the season. The low at Chicago-O'Hare is the coldest since February 28, 2015 had a low of -10 degrees and the low at Rockford is the coldest there since March 6, 2015 dipped to -5 degrees. How cold did it get in your area?

If you look closely in the webcam photo from the Chicago Harrison-Dever Crib, you can see steam rising off of Lake Michigan."


No. 71     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 11:16 AM     
We will be getting a brief warm spell this Friday going up to 38 and possibly some rain but it will be short lived and turn to Snow then drop down to 28 at night.
No. 72     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 11, 2016 at 12:36 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Around here you are starting to see the snow removal guys already selling their brand new 4 wheel drive vehicles and blades. We are just not getting enough snow for such an asset to earn its keep. They cannot afford to keep them.

Lots of huge discounts on the snow toys too. As much as I desire a new snowmobile and new downhill skis, I am currently not active enough with either activity to justify the investment.

One of the most popular ski slopes in the state is only like 4 miles down the road from me, and I belong to a ski club there. Just not a priority at the moment. On clear nights I can see the top from here. There have been cold enough days that they have been making some snow, but currently it is hard, crusty, and icy. They make snow for a couple days, then it warms up and rains on top of it.


The warm weather and rain is over with. What are they in such a hurry to sell for? Winter has just barely started!

And it will be here next year too, and the year after...

What they can't make just 1 or 2 payments for December & January until Winter settles in? Selling before it even starts?

What are they going to do when all the Snow and Ice hits? Or net year.

Buy new all over again?, lol.

Sounds like they need an exercise in patience!


Most these guys are small operators. They have already lost in the neighborhood of two months of earnings from the asset. That is a lot of potential monthly payments to miss regardless of what the balance of the season may bring them at this point. They have simply opted to not risk it. Would rather sell now to those that may think such an asset still has time to pay for its keep this season, or have use for it other than the winter season. And many of these guys turn such vehicles over every year any way.
No. 73     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 12, 2016 at 12:21 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Around here you are starting to see the snow removal guys already selling their brand new 4 wheel drive vehicles and blades. We are just not getting enough snow for such an asset to earn its keep. They cannot afford to keep them.

Lots of huge discounts on the snow toys too. As much as I desire a new snowmobile and new downhill skis, I am currently not active enough with either activity to justify the investment.

One of the most popular ski slopes in the state is only like 4 miles down the road from me, and I belong to a ski club there. Just not a priority at the moment. On clear nights I can see the top from here. There have been cold enough days that they have been making some snow, but currently it is hard, crusty, and icy. They make snow for a couple days, then it warms up and rains on top of it.


The warm weather and rain is over with. What are they in such a hurry to sell for? Winter has just barely started!

And it will be here next year too, and the year after...

What they can't make just 1 or 2 payments for December & January until Winter settles in? Selling before it even starts?

What are they going to do when all the Snow and Ice hits? Or net year.

Buy new all over again?, lol.

Sounds like they need an exercise in patience!


Most these guys are small operators. They have already lost in the neighborhood of two months of earnings from the asset. That is a lot of potential monthly payments to miss regardless of what the balance of the season may bring them at this point. They have simply opted to not risk it. Would rather sell now to those that may think such an asset still has time to pay for its keep this season, or have use for it other than the winter season. And many of these guys turn such vehicles over every year any way.


Back when I did Landscaping & Snow removal the equipment was largely paid for with work done during the summer. And all of it was used, paid for with cash.

The Winter work was just icing on the cake and a way to have some money coming in.

We didn't count or rely on the winter work as full time or regular wages. Mother Nature was too unpredictable and unreliable.

Everything we used in Winter was used during the spring, summer and fall except for the snowblowers and hand shovels. Salt spreaders too.

The plows were removed from the front of the trucks but the trucks were then used for landscaping purposes all summer long.

No. 74     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 12, 2016 at 2:10 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Around here you are starting to see the snow removal guys already selling their brand new 4 wheel drive vehicles and blades. We are just not getting enough snow for such an asset to earn its keep. They cannot afford to keep them.

Lots of huge discounts on the snow toys too. As much as I desire a new snowmobile and new downhill skis, I am currently not active enough with either activity to justify the investment.

One of the most popular ski slopes in the state is only like 4 miles down the road from me, and I belong to a ski club there. Just not a priority at the moment. On clear nights I can see the top from here. There have been cold enough days that they have been making some snow, but currently it is hard, crusty, and icy. They make snow for a couple days, then it warms up and rains on top of it.


The warm weather and rain is over with. What are they in such a hurry to sell for? Winter has just barely started!

And it will be here next year too, and the year after...

What they can't make just 1 or 2 payments for December & January until Winter settles in? Selling before it even starts?

What are they going to do when all the Snow and Ice hits? Or net year.

Buy new all over again?, lol.

Sounds like they need an exercise in patience!


Most these guys are small operators. They have already lost in the neighborhood of two months of earnings from the asset. That is a lot of potential monthly payments to miss regardless of what the balance of the season may bring them at this point. They have simply opted to not risk it. Would rather sell now to those that may think such an asset still has time to pay for its keep this season, or have use for it other than the winter season. And many of these guys turn such vehicles over every year any way.


Back when I did Landscaping & Snow removal the equipment was largely paid for with work done during the summer. And all of it was used, paid for with cash.

The Winter work was just icing on the cake and a way to have some money coming in.

We didn't count or rely on the winter work as full time or regular wages. Mother Nature was too unpredictable and unreliable.

Everything we used it Winter was used during the spring, summer and fall except for the snowblowers and hand shovels. Salt spreaders too.

The plows were removed from the front of the trucks but the trucks were then used for landscaping purposes all summer long.


Competition is tough around here for such a business. Everybody and their brother thinks they can run a lawn care, landscaping, or snow removal business. They run out and buy all the equipment and voila they are in business. Not enough snow to support them all this year.
No. 75     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 12, 2016 at 6:39 PM     
A Dozen Vehicles Involved in Indiana Highway Crash



"INDIANAPOLIS — Crashes have closed sections of several highways in Indiana after snow squalls and winds up to 40 mph moved across the state.





Indiana State Police say three people were injured in a pileup Tuesday involving nine semitrailers and four passenger vehicles on westbound Interstate 70 near Richmond. Among other highway troubles reported by police were multiple-vehicle pileups on I-74 near the Indiana-Ohio state line and I-65 near Franklin.



The National Weather Service placed most of the state under a winter weather advisory. The weather service says the snow and wind could cause sudden white-out conditions and wind chills falling to around zero. Central Indiana received up to 3 inches of snowfall Tuesday.

About 40 counties across the state issued travel advisories or watches because of road conditions.
No. 76     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 13, 2016 at 11:47 PM     
We have some snow now. But I still see those 4X4s and blades sitting there for sale.

I have acquaintances that own them just to have them. They are not really actively using them to produce income any other time other than when we have snow. When we do, it is not unusual to hear them share of knocking down like $600 per day.
No. 77     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 49   on  Jan 14, 2016 at 12:39 AM     
Wow -- BF, Is that a tractor trailer mangled? Have family relocated close to this area. Those photos remind me of the fear I had when we were driving on icy roads (we get black ice here, but the snow driven roads in IN is so, so much more worse and frightening to drive).

No. 78     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 14, 2016 at 12:43 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Wow -- BF, Is that a tractor trailer mangled? Have family relocated close to this area. Those photos remind me of the fear I had when we were driving on icy roads (we get black ice here, but the snow driven roads in IN is so, so much more worse and frightening to drive).



There were a bunch of them involved in the accident.

Many "southern" states sometimes get black ice really bad because they do not have any road salt at all to put down to melt it, only sand. They simply do not stockpile road salt like they do in the north.
No. 79     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 17, 2016 at 5:35 PM     
It's already brutal out there and it's only 2 degrees with wind chills of -17 below.

Going to get 10 degrees colder tonight than it is now.

No. 80     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM     
No. 81     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 18, 2016 at 8:27 AM     
I see that one of the closest snow plowing guys to me now has his second new truck out there for sale. Apparently finally sold the white one. The last little snow may have promoted a Buyer. He now has the red one sitting out there with a sign on it now. We just are not getting enough snow to support these guys, and such is not expected to happen now this late in the game.

Saturday night the guys at the gym, although I am sure they are taking a financial hit, were at least in a joking and laughing mood about having to unload such assets this winter.
No. 82     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 20, 2016 at 7:36 PM     
Governor of Georgia declares "State Of Emergency" ahead of approaching Winter Storm.

"This evening, I issued a state of emergency for 15 counties under a winter storm warning. These counties include Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Chatooga, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin and White Counties.

The winter storm is predicted to cause snow and ice accumulations on roads and bridges in affected areas, and the safety of our residents is my top priority” Deal said. "I’ve directed the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) to coordinate with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Natural Resources to move assets to area where snow and ice are expected. GEMA/HS will work with local officials, including those school systems, to ensure resources are available as needed."
No. 83     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 6:37 PM     
40" of Snow reported in West Virginia, 39" at a number of places in Maryland!

http://www.weather.gov/lwx/pnsmap?type=snow
No. 84     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 23, 2016 at 6:41 PM     
weather.gov
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
Go to the NOAA Homepage
NWS Homepage
Local weather forecast by "City, St" or zip code City, St Go

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

DCZ001-MDZ013-014-503>506-VAZ053-054-505-506-240645-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-
NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY-
NORTHWEST HOWARD-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-WESTERN LOUDOUN-EASTERN LOUDOUN-
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...20 TO 30 INCHES...UP TO 36 INCHES FOR
WESTERN DC SUBURBS.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING. BLOWING SNOW INTO
SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AND WILL BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND
PROPERTY. TRAVEL IS IMPOSSIBLE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO
NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

MDZ004>006-011-507-508-240645-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
NORTHWEST HARFORD-SOUTHEAST HARFORD-
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...24 TO 30 INCHES...30 TO 40 INCHES FOR
WESTERN BALTIMORE SUBURBS.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING. BLOWING SNOW INTO
SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AND WILL BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND
PROPERTY. TRAVEL IS IMPOSSIBLE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO
NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

MDZ016>018-VAZ052-055>057-240645-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-
STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...18 TO 24 INCHES...24 TO 30 INCHES WEST OF
INTERSTATE 95.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THIS EVENING. BLOWING
SNOW CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AND WILL BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND
PROPERTY. TRAVEL IS IMPOSSIBLE. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO
NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

VAZ507-240645-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND 30 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. BLOWING SNOW
WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THREATENING LIFE AND PROPERTY.
VISIBILITY WILL REMAIN NEAR ZERO. DO NOT TRAVEL.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 20. WIND CHILLS SINGLE DIGITS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

VERY STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST FROM THE MOUTH OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

VAZ508-240645-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
543 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...20 TO 30 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. BLOWING SNOW
WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THREATENING LIFE AND PROPERTY.
VISIBILITY WILL REMAIN NEAR ZERO. DO NOT TRAVEL.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 20. WIND CHILLS SINGLE DIGITS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
609 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

PAZ065-066-241115-
/O.CON.KCTP.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1200Z/
YORK-LANCASTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YORK...LANCASTER
609 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...MORE THAN 2 FEET IN MOST LOCATIONS...WITH
UP TO 3 FEET POSSIBLE IN A FEW SPOTS ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN
YORK COUNTY...AND NORTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY.

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. SOME ROADS
WILL BE IMPASSABLE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS FROM SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS. ANY TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. IF YOU MUST
VENTURE OUT...CARRY A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR CAR...INCLUDING
FOOD...BLANKETS AND A CELLULAR PHONE. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY
WITH YOUR VEHICLE. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR
FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT...
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.

&&

$$
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
434 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO HAMMER THE REGION
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE LAST HEAVY BAND OF SNOW WILL PIVOT EASTWARD THROUGH THE REGION
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR
UNDER THIS BAND.

DEZ001-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ009-010-012-015>019-PAZ070-071-
101>106-241045-
/O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160124T1100Z/
NEW CASTLE-CECIL-KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-HUNTERDON-
SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-MERCER-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-
NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-WESTERN CHESTER-
EASTERN CHESTER-WESTERN MONTGOMERY-EASTERN MONTGOMERY-UPPER BUCKS-
LOWER BUCKS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...
CENTREVILLE...EASTON...DENTON...FLEMINGTON...SOMERVILLE...
NEW BRUNSWICK...TRENTON...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...CAMDEN...
CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...MEDIA...PHILADELPHIA...
HONEY BROOK...OXFORD...WEST CHESTER...KENNETT SQUARE...
COLLEGEVILLE...POTTSTOWN...NORRISTOWN...LANSDALE...CHALFONT...
PERKASIE...MORRISVILLE...DOYLESTOWN
434 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW
RESULTING IN TIMES OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...15 TO 20 INCHES FROM PHILADELPHIA SOUTH
AND EAST. 20 TO 25 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 30
INCHES NORTH AND WEST OF PHILADELPHIA.

* TIMING...A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW RESULTING IN SNOWFALL RATES OF 2
TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR IS CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE BAND IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY PIVOT
SOUTH AND EASTWARD THROUGH NEW JERSEY AND THE DELMARVA BUT IT
MAY WEAKEN OVER TIME. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST
LATE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS
WILL PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES AND EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS TRAVEL. SHOVELING OF HEAVY SNOW WILL BE PROBLEMATIC
FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW WILL CLING TO WIRES AND
TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BE
SNOW COVERED, SLIPPERY AND EVEN IMPASSABLE UNTIL PLOWED. SNOW
DRIFT UP TO 5 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 20S TO AROUND 30.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. AVOID TRAVEL IF
AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS FOR THE LATEST EVENT ARE
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER

&&

$$
No. 85     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 25, 2016 at 5:41 PM     
Raining here in Chicago but supposed to change to a Wintry Snow/Ice mix later tonight as the temp drops.

Then more Snow tomorrow possibly.
No. 86     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 26, 2016 at 11:27 AM     
One would think we were experiencing an early Spring here. Feels like late March.

I see in investment news today that manufacturers of outdoor winter equipment, vehicles, and snow removal equipment are struggling. Reporting poor quarterly earnings, with their stock prices struggling.
No. 87     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

One would think we were experiencing an early Spring here. Feels like late March.

I see in investment news today that manufacturers of outdoor winter equipment, vehicles, and snow removal equipment are struggling. Reporting poor quarterly earnings, with their stock prices struggling.


With all that Snow that just got dumped in the East?

You would think sales would be BOOMING with all that Snow on the ground!
No. 88     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 26, 2016 at 3:07 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

One would think we were experiencing an early Spring here. Feels like late March.

I see in investment news today that manufacturers of outdoor winter equipment, vehicles, and snow removal equipment are struggling. Reporting poor quarterly earnings, with their stock prices struggling.


With all that Snow that just got dumped in the East?

You would think sales would be BOOMING with all that Snow on the ground!


The primary buying period for such equipment has passed. As well as most the primary weeks of earning a return on such assets. They will now have to greatly discount the inventory.

They could experience a late demand, but too late for the Q4 4th quarter bottom line.
No. 89     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 30, 2016 at 1:21 PM     
Pushing being into the 50s here. All the snow has disappeared.

Within 5-6 miles of me is a business that outfits new trucks with snow removal and salting equipment. There must be over 1000 such trucks sitting there now and growing. Supposedly the orders for them are being cancelled and dealers do not desire them on their lots this late in the season.

Snowmobiles are a bargain right now. I am tempted to get a new one at such low prices. I gave the old one away.

Seeing generators marked down greatly right now too. Although I already have a big one, I would like to have one of the little ones.
No. 90     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jan 30, 2016 at 6:35 PM     
LOL. I was just over at Meijer to get a few groceries. All the snow shovels and other such winter items have been moved to a specific location at the front of store and clearance priced. I almost got me a new shovel with one of those offset handles.
No. 91     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM     
3" of Snow fell today.

Up to 1" of Freezing Ice/Snow mix tonight.

We are starting to pull out of our deep freeze starting tonight. Still 16 right now.

The good news is it is supposed to warm up to 59 this Friday!
No. 92     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 15, 2016 at 7:37 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

The good news is it is supposed to warm up to 59 this Friday!


I was just about to post similar. Been very cold here the past 3-4 days with a little snow. But expected to be in the 50s by end of the week.
No. 93     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 20, 2016 at 3:36 PM     
People around here are driving around with their convertible tops down today.
No. 94     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 27, 2016 at 6:42 AM     
Going to be 55 today, 60 tomorrow, 51 Monday. Breezy all 3 days.

Time to change coats!

Then going back down to the 30's after that, even 19 Thursday night.

Snow Tuesday & Wednesday.

No. 95     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 27, 2016 at 7:37 AM     
This past week we had one day of what was supposedly up to 7" of snow in some areas, but then quickly back to much warmer weather.
No. 96     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 28, 2016 at 9:34 PM     
No. 97     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 28, 2016 at 10:15 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

i would personally run from them, we never needed them before.
and cant find anything of value that they do... unless you like the phony fema romans 13 fake christian clergy emergency "snitch/response teams",
No. 98     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM     
Oh I use NOAA all the time to keep abreast of the Weather. Have a NOAA Weather radio, and programmed into Scanners, as well as my handheld Ham Radio.

I have quite a few free FEMA courses completed under my belt as well as the Certificates. Maybe 50+

Some of them are of some benefit and look good on my resume with various clients.

Some of them dealing with severe Weather.
No. 99     Reply:  Todays Weather   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM     
Fort Worth, TX
Monday 2:00 PM

Sunny
76°F | °C
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 12 mph

No. 100     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 2:55 PM     
Working at the 4 story office building I had to herd all 300+ people plus visitors into the stairwells and interior offices like cattle every spring for this Tornado Drill which occurs anually Statewide tomorrow.

It is voluntary of course (mandatory for anyone in our building), but most bigger businesses participate in it.

Then right after words we would herd them all into the parking lot according to various floors and depts. All floor monitors would have to take a head count to insure everyone was out.

Anyone missing is considered crushed and lying under debry as the building collapsed due to an Earthquake, Tornado, Derecho, Bomb blast, etc.

That way we would know who and where any survivors would be trapped so we would know where to direct Emergency Personnel when they arrive.

FEMA was never a part of our drills there.

Except for one RR site I worked at where they were present, and even blocked off the entrance to the RR Yard screening people. It was a simulated drill where an irate Husband was holding his Wife and others on the passenger train threatening to blow them up with a pipe bomb.

It was a simulated mass casualty drill and the 2 dozen Ambulances/Fire Depts from various Cities and Towns weren't told it was a drill until they arrived at the checkpoint. They wanted to test and see how long it would take for a multiple departments to actually arrive in a real life scenario.

The FBI, FEMA, US Dept. Of Homeland Security, FRA, local Municipal Police, RR Police, County Sheriff SWAT Team (They even brought out an APC, lol), half a dozen News Media Trucks, and many others were present. Even kids who volunteered from the local High School who allowed themselves to have green makeup put on them and be fake victims.

I have a number of photos somewhere of the days events.

They served free lunch afterwards!

I participated in a simulated chemical Tanker Rail Car leak along with some Firefighters as well as participated in some classes concerning HAZMAT disasters. Some security people from DOW Chemical from TX, MI, were the trainers. In the end we all received some Certs for the training.

I learned a lot that day and have a lot of free study material they handed out, including some sobering videos.

Being I live 1 block from an active RR freight yard I know my life could end any minute in the event of a chemical tanker car accident there. :icon_eek::goodbye:

Our company no longer does any RR security so no more worries there.

We have a Tornado Siren less than a block from me that will wake me up even from a sound sleep in the event of a Tornado, assuming they are aware of one!

We've had some real scarey storms, some nearby Tornadoes and Derechoes come in through here.
No. 101     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 3:09 PM     
Being I was a manager in facilities engineering and operations, a responsibility of mine was to direct and manage such drills.

We sometimes had thousands to get to shelters and/or out the doors. Therefore it was not only me trained in the process. Typically the supervisor of each department was directly responsible for the personnel within their departmental area.
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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM     
it must be regional cuz,
we have a regional dislike here for the homeland insecurity, fema and the toilet seat administration, we still remember how insecurity handled katrina, they got involved in the rowlett deal here in DEC and quite a few people lost belongings from homes that were still intact due to theft, because insecurity would not allow anyone to get to there homes... and we have no use for drills as many of them turn into staged events for something bad to happen.

this is tornado alley, there's nowhere to run except a shelter or we've got metal containers that are kinda sunk in the ground, i usually pray like moses and it works, ive been lifted up off the ground 4 or 5 times over the last 20 years or so.

but i'm not getting involved in any fed nonsense, ive seen enough, We used to work on they're command centers, those people are so stupid n' they'd tear up so much stuff on those snoop mobiles we got tired of lookin at em. not to mention they weren't even workin/doing any emergency service. they're just a bunch of slackers.
No. 103     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 5:09 PM     
crayons wrote:

it must be regional cuz,
we have a regional dislike here for the homeland insecurity, fema and the toilet seat administration, we still remember how insecurity handled katrina,


Actually the idiot Mayor of New Orleans at first REFUSED help from FEMA!

Check into the history and you'll find it's true. He outright refused their help, at least in the beginning.

This caused HUGE delays where if he would have approved it from the get go it would not have been anywhere near the disaster it was. The logistics would have been there.


they got involved in the rowlett deal here in DEC and quite a few people lost belongings from homes that were still intact due to theft, because insecurity would not allow anyone to get to there homes...


I am not for, "forced evacuations" by any government, big or small.

I think they should be voluntary. However dumb or ignorant people do die when they choose to stay behind and try and beat a flood or a Hurricane.

In the end Mother Nature usually wins no matter what Man tries to do.

This isn't Nazi Germany or the USSR, at least not yet.

The way I was raised a King's Castle is his, no matter how small it is.

Watching that Police Chief say, "We will seize all weapons, no one will be able to be armed" made me want to puke.

That is the VERY time that people NEEDED to be armed! When roving bands of looters saw it as a free for all.

Then to kick you out of your castle by Military force was a disgrace also.

Years later the Government was found to be wrong in this in the Courts.

I'm sure it will happen again during some big disaster in a big city.

and we have no use for drills as many of them turn into staged events for something bad to happen.


Such as?

this is tornado alley, there's nowhere to run except a shelter or we've got metal containers that are kinda sunk in the ground, i usually pray like moses and it works, ive been lifted up off the ground 4 or 5 times over the last 20 years or so.


Laying close to the ground and in a ditch they have shown the winds are actually almost 0 there. The danger would be mostly from flying debris.

I live in an old mobile home. I do have a large cinder block walled factory next to me. That could be good or bad depending on what happens. The big old Oak Tree above my home isn't very comforting during Tornado Weather, lol.

I Pray hard too...
No. 104     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 5:12 PM     
I could retreat to my shed maybe during a tornado. I could reinforce it to make it more wind resistant. But if that Oak Tree fell on it, ugh.

No. 105     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 5:39 PM     
The Tornado in the upper right of this photo was in Rochelle, IL. I worked in Rochelle at a large RR Intermodal Yard a few years ago off and on. It's all wide open space out there, a former Farm Field and Farm Fields all around.

The photo in the lower right of this picture the Tornado occurred in Coal City, IL. I used to live and work there many years ago in my late teens/early 20's. A nice small rural Town.



I have been close to 5 Tornadoes (that I know of) over the years. The closest being just 4 side streets over in Park Ridge when I was a kid. It toppled the neighbors big old Elm Tree over and knocked the old Brick Chimney off our garage. It had knocked down hundreds of old Elm Trees when it went straight down Cumberland Ave. It was surreal looking seeing all those huge thick old Trees knocked over like toothpicks.

We live in a kind of "Tornado Alley" here in the southwest and western suburbs of Chicago, IL.

It is right smack dab in the middle where hi and lo pressure weather systems often "meet" from the north and south. They, "collide" here. And when they do, Fireworks sometimes happen!

One of our Employees relatives died in a Tornado in Granville, IL when the Brick Tavern building collapsed on top of them. They had all taken shelter in the basement. A car was hurled by the Tornado into the brick wall causing it's collapse. They were crushed in the rubble.
No. 106     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 6:17 PM     
Many people who live in big Cities are often under the mistaken idea that "Tornadoes don't occur" there due to all the buildings.

Uh sorry, they do! And when they do, the results are sometimes disastrous. Especially with the more powerful F4 or F5 Tornadoes.

I was in the tail end of the Plainfield Tornado of 1990, one of the most powerful on record, an F5 monster that was a mile wide. No one even saw it coming, it was just one big black rain wrapped black wall. There are no known photos or videos available because it was shrouded in rain, and a mile wide.

It broke my Kitchen window when I opened my Hallway door, and by the time it had reached me it was just "high winds" but had already done most of it's damage flattening entire subdivisions and killing 29 people, and injured over 353 people in nearby Plainfield and Cresthill before it reached me in Joliet. Hundreds of Homes were destroyed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Plainfield_tornado

http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/history-tornado.aspx

http://www.weather.gov/lot/Plainfield_Tornado_Anniversary

http://wgntv.com/2015/08/26/tom-skilling-on-the-plainfield-crest-hill-joliet-tornado-25-years-later/

http://abc7chicago.com/weather/plainfield-marks-25th-anniversary-of-deadly-tornado/960612/

The Tornado Sirens didn't even go off until AFTER it went through and did it's damage.

I remember looking out the front door and watching the rain going straight sideways, the power then went out.

Hundreds of big old Trees were knocked down like toothpicks in our neighborhood. Some power lines were down for days because they were so busy trying to restore power in the hardest hit areas first.

Fortunately we now have a newer, and closer Doppler Radar system at the nearby Lewis University ion Romeoville which protects the entire Chicago area. With it they are usually able to detect Tornadoes even just before they occur.

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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:
actually in 60 years i've seen a lot of stuff like these pictures and back in the day folks used to put up signs sayin OPEN HOUSE FOR SALE All
Offers Considered....

guess what i'm sayin is folks can and do have a sense of humor and we dont need the feds to muck up the works and make it worse; nor do we need the goober media to hype the problem so they can make money off other folks problems. i say keep em all out so folks/property owners can work it out on they're own.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Feb 29, 2016 at 7:40 PM     
Walked to Burger king this afternoon about 3 something pm. Temperature was 53 degrees now dropped by 20 degrees to 33 at 7pm.

Will have to put on the extra thick Wool Sweater I brought in the Backpack and predicted i'd need this evening. Wore my Windbreaker today, but not enough for this cool weather now So I planned that just right.

Ate a Grilled Chicken Garden Salad and an unsweetened Ice Tea.

Then walked across the Street to some some shopping at Aldi's.

For those who don't know Aldi's also sells a lot of "Organic" items these days too. I was surprised at the large Organic selections they now offer.

I bought a big bag of Flax Seed. And another bag of Mini Sweet Peppers I munch on regularly. They even sell Chia seeds now!

Then walked outside to the Bus Stop and headed north about 2 miles after a quick chat with my favorite Bus driver who I haven't seen in awhile. We get to talking quite a bit. And am now here at Mc'D 's having coffee and a few other unhealthy but cheap things.

After this headed a few blocks to the Speedway Gas Station to add some $ to my Speedway MasterCard Debit Card. I had forgot my Obamacare "Tax" I mean payment is due by tomorrow so have to pay that tonight lest I lose my Health Insurance and have to pay that hefty scam I mean fine to the Government.

I don't know if there is any, "grace period" for being a few days late on this Blue Cross plan but I don't want to find out and take the chance.

After that will walk the 1 mile home with Groceries in Backpack and 1 of those Nylon shopping bags I REMEMBERED to bring this time! That should work off maybe 50 calories or so.

No. 109     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Mar 1, 2016 at 4:11 PM     
24, blustery out, and snowing. Back to wearing the Winter Parka for a few days!
No. 110     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Mar 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM     
1-3" of Snow tonight.

Then another 1-2" tomorrow. So could have up to 5" of Snow.

Will be shoveling Snow and salting at work tonight before I leave in the morning.
No. 111     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Mar 3, 2016 at 8:38 AM     
We got hit with one heavy day of snow early in the week, up to one foot reported in some areas, but nothing substantial since.

This past weekend at a family event I happened to run into a personal friend that owns one of the most popular local lawn care and fertilizing services in the area. He then uses the trucks for snow removal in the winter. He indicated he typically makes most his money for the year during the winter, with snow removal returning the largest profit margin for the effort with his guys on the road doing driveways and parking lots, but not this winter.
No. 112     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Mar 3, 2016 at 7:24 PM     
The Snow rather than 5" between last night and today ended up being only a little over 1", most of it melted now.

I did not even have to shovel at work just throw some salt down on the stairs and landings which melted it.

Snow possibly tomorrow and Saturday morning but nothing serious.

Then rain in a few days as the weather will warm back up to 50 by Sunday and even 63 by Tuesday.

Thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.

I have to pick up a pair of Rain Pants at Walmart soon before the Monsoons get here.
No. 113     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Mar 3, 2016 at 10:17 PM     
I was down in a Detroit suburb all evening. It was snowing pretty heavy on the way down earlier this afternoon, and even more so on the way back this evening. Lots of accidents along the freeway going down and coming back.
No. 114     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Mar 5, 2016 at 4:47 PM     
Here come the Monsoons!

Starting Sunday night, it is supposed to rain every single day for at least the next 7 days!

I better get those rain pants asap. And waterproof my windbreakers. I do have a nice wide umbrella ready to go.

Warming up to 65 by Tuesday.

Wearing the windbreaker today @ 38 degrees. Supposed to be 50 tomorrow.
No. 115     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Mar 24, 2016 at 8:01 PM     
Rained all night last night then poured heavy rains today.

Then it switched to heavy Snowflakes late this afternoon when I went to go to work.

It didn't stick though.

I had to switch from the windbreaker (with Wool Sweaters) I have been wearing for the last several weeks back to my Winter Parka.

Glad I did too, wind is whipping that cold right through you.

Going down to 24 tonight but then warming back up over several days with more rain on the way.
No. 116     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Apr 2, 2016 at 8:04 AM     
Rain the last several days now Snowing out.
No. 117     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Apr 3, 2016 at 10:25 PM     
I attended a 4+ hour tactical firearms class held outdoors today. At the warmest it maybe got up to 35 degrees. There was slight flurries all day. Fortunately the rain held off until after we were done. I kept thinking they would cancel the event, but they did not.

The itinerary indicated the class had indoor and outdoor activities, but we were outdoors for the entire class. There was one about 15-20 minute so called "coffee break" indoors. But even when the coffee is free, as it was, it is getting more and more rare to see folks actually drink coffee on a "coffee break". Other than senior citizens. I think I only saw like 3 get coffee, and they were like 50+. Anyway, going back outdoors after this break was likely the period I felt the most cold until I got moving again.

I dressed appropriately and was quite comfortable most of the day. Wore my 5.11 tactical pants which sufficed as the only thing needed on the legs despite some activities being on the ground, which was snow covered and wet. Wore my Omni Wool dual layer thermal shirt as my base layer. On top of that wore a heavy 80/20 cotton/polyester hoodie, with the final layer being that foul weather military jacket from Major Surplus. I took a beanie cap, but ended up only wearing a baseball type cap. Donned my heavy hiking/tactical type boots. Switched between two different types of gloves throughout the day, but being I ran off and left my actual shooters gloves, I wore no gloves when my hands were actually on a firearm. I brought along my new rain gear which consisted of a Frogg Toggs poncho as well as my Gander Mountain Thundercloud TechH2O jacket and pants, but such wear ended up not be required with the rain holding off.

As the activity level increased, I removed the foul weather military jacket for the balance of the day. All in all, despite the weather, I survived quite well to be outdoors for such a long period in such weather. Was a good experience.
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By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Apr 3, 2016 at 10:43 PM     
we are gonna have to find you a moose
and saddle accoutrements for you to use;
so you can ride and can do northern
border patrol duties.
No. 119     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Apr 3, 2016 at 11:10 PM     
crayons wrote:

we are gonna have to find you a moose
and saddle accoutrements for you to use;
so you can ride and can do northern
border patrol duties.


LOL. Coincidentally, although not northern border patrol, I have had some communication with a contact via the Krav Maga school about a potential position on an Executive/VIP protection/security team, once the tactical firearms curriculum is complete and I am certified as having completed and passing all training.

Although I have completed more than one advanced firearms course, today's class was the first class of two required as pre-requisites to attend more advanced "certification" courses at this particular tactical firearms academy.

I really know little about the governing bodies of such firearms training other than the NRA, but the program I am currently involved supposedly exceeds whatever certified training is required for law enforcement and military special forces per USA/International/NATO requirements/standards, and is authorized to issue pertinent certifications to individuals.

In fact, the lead instructor of today's class said he was on the phone with US Seal Team members last night. And after our next class this month, we are losing him as an instructor until September, as he is off to another country to provide some kind of consulting/training to special forces of which he is apparently not authorized to elaborate on any further.

Although I did not really get involved in this for potential employment, more and more opportunities are being presented to earn an income with such experience. But about as far as I see myself, possibly instructing local self-enrichment classes in some aspects of self-defense and firearms use. I do have an avid interest in the field and enjoy it immensely.
No. 120     Reply: Todays Weather   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Apr 4, 2016 at 7:52 AM     
San Antonio, TX is currently around 49 degrees. The sun is up and the birds are singing. They probably want to be fed.

San Antonio, TX
Monday 7:00 AM

Sunny
49°F | °C
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 1 mph

Temperature
Mon
Sunny
84°54°

It's a good day for visitors to the Riverwalk

No. 121     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Apr 4, 2016 at 11:06 AM     
used to live across the street from
lone star brewery, used to go check the
museum out on saturdays,
it was several miles south of the river walk,

river walk was nice but never frequented
any of the clip joints.
No. 122     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Apr 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM     
When I stepped out the door Sunday AM it was down in the 20s, snowing and sleeting heavily. Yesterday AM I step out the door and find it 68 degrees. And "no", I did not travel to another state over night.
No. 123     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  May 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM     
The Monsoons seemed to have arrived. Rained all night last night and all the way up until now.

Wanted to install some video surveillance cameras outside my home today since I have the day off of work.

Guess that ain't happening!

I mean I "could" work out in the rain but hate doing so. Will see if it quits later today. :dance:
No. 124     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  May 11, 2016 at 7:07 AM     
For the past couple of weeks here, seems it has rained most every day with the nights getting back down into the 30s.
No. 125     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  May 14, 2016 at 5:08 PM     
Brrhh, blustery and cold today. Only 47 right now but windy making it seem colder. Wearing the Winter Parka to work right now. Supposed to get frost tonight.

Usually the last frost is a few weeks ago and people begin planting all their veggies for the summer.

Unless they cover them up tonight with something they may lose them.

Tomorrow should be a little warmer @ 57.

No. 126     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Pink   Gender: F   Age: 59   on  May 15, 2016 at 2:34 PM     
I was in the middle of flight training on Saturday when I pointed out to the instructor some clouds that seemed to have rain coming out of them..... it wasn't rain.... it was snow pellets. It looked pretty cool from the air. I wanted to take a picture, but my hands were very busy with the yoke and throttle and the tab thingy.

Regardless...we had to turn right back to the airport.
No. 127     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  May 15, 2016 at 10:46 PM     
It was snowing here this afternoon. In mid May!
No. 128     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  May 31, 2016 at 2:15 PM     
Noticed the Home Improvement Stores as I rode past some on the Bus had more racks of Veggies and such out now that the threat of Frost is over.

I would go get some now having just woken up from working all night.

But I hear Thunder rumbling and it will likely downpour any minute out now so will hold off until tomorrow when i'm off.

But supposed to rain again tomorrow! Shouldn't be the entire day though.
No. 129     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  May 31, 2016 at 2:37 PM     
Yep, the storm front arrived a few minutes ago, Thunder, pouring rain.

Maybe if this blows over quickly and doesn't last for hours i'll go to the store and get those veggie plants.

Then I can plant them tomorrow between Thunderstorms.

No. 130     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Jun 20, 2016 at 11:23 PM     
BF -- that is sad (your last post here). . I hadn't read it back near Christmas last year.


We are having a huge heat wave in the west (muy Caliente)! Did I spell that right? Over 100 today!

How hot is it?

I purchased rubber mulch and it looks like it is melting!

(hopefully it will not though)!



No. 131     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 4:08 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

BF -- that is sad (your last post here). . I hadn't read it back near Christmas last year.


We are having a huge heat wave in the west (muy Caliente)! Did I spell that right? Over 100 today!

How hot is it?

I purchased rubber mulch and it looks like it is melting!

(hopefully it will not though)!





Which post are you referring to that is sad? I have posted here numerous times since Christmas! Can you give me the post # you are talking about.

Was warm this weekend, 92-93 and humid but breezy so wasn't too bad in the shade.
No. 132     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 7:08 AM     
Wait, they actually make rubber mulch? Is it like from old tires and such?
No. 133     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM     
BF -- I must have not been on the last page when I brought up this thread! It's your post 50, this (very sad) :

This happened in Southern IL today about 60 miles East of St. Louis.

Marion County, Illinois: 5 Dead After High Water Sweeps Car Into Overflowing Creek

Three adults and two children drowned when floodwater from East Fork Creek carried their car off a low-water bridge near the town of Patoka, police said.






Insular :wavey: (so good to see you posting again)! I'm not sure if it's recycled, but you can buy it at home depot. I got red mulch! It's about 10 degrees cooler today (It didn't melt, but sure felt like it was hot enough for it to melt)! :-p

No. 134     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM     
Yesterday was hot and muggie, today cooler and less humid, very pleasant out.

Tomorrow on the other hand we are expecting some severe Thunderstorms which will be raining down buckets.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
415 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2016

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
222115-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
415 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2016 /515 PM EDT TUE JUN 21 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:
SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORM RISK...WITH AN ASSOCIATED:
ELEVATED HAIL RISK...UP TO QUARTER SIZE.
LIMITED FLOODING RISK.

DISCUSSION:

THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE ACROSS WESTERN ILLINOIS
OVERNIGHT AND SHIFT INTO NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS LATE TONIGHT.
HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL ARE THE MAIN THREATS...THOUGH THE RISK IS ONLY
MARGINAL DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME AND CONFINED MOSTLY ALONG AND
WEST OF THE INTERSTATE 39 CORRIDOR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

WEDNESDAY...
ELEVATED FLOODING RISK.
SIGNIFICANT SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RISK.
LIMITED EXCESSIVE HEAT RISK.
THURSDAY...
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...
LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.
LIMITED EXCESSIVE HEAT RISK.

DISCUSSION:

CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND SOME SEVERE HAIL
IN THE MORNING WILL GIVE WAY TO A MORE SIGNIFICANT SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM RISK WEDNESDAY MID AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.
ALL HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME PERIOD...INCLUDING VERY
LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...AND
TORNADOES. THIS RISK IS FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS MAY BE NEEDED LATE TONIGHT IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...BUT
MORE LIKELY NEEDED IN MUCH OF THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT 35 TO 40 MPH.

&&

$$
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM     

Flash Flood Watch
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
335 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2016

ILZ003>006-011>014-020>023-INZ001-002-220445-
/O.NEW.KLOT.FF.A.0002.160622T1200Z-160623T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-
GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...DEKALB...AURORA...ELGIN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...
MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...GARY...VALPARAISO
335 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
INDIANA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN ILLINOIS...
BOONE...COOK...DE KALB...DUPAGE...GRUNDY...KANE...KANKAKEE...
KENDALL...LAKE IL...MCHENRY...WILL AND WINNEBAGO. IN NORTHWEST
INDIANA...LAKE IN AND PORTER.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL...ARE EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS LIKELY WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. GIVEN THE VERY MOIST AIR MASS, THESE
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2
INCHES PER HOUR AND LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

KJB
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM     


"North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.

This website is designed to inform you about the health dangers of heat, prepare you for excessive heat events, and tell you what to do during an excessive heat wave. This site includes vital information about the dangers of leaving children, pets or anyone with limited mobility alone in a car even for a few minutes in what might seem like mild weather.

Here you will find information about protecting yourself from the heat, educational materials and resources on how the National Weather Service keeps you aware of potentially dangerous situations.

You will also find games and activities to help educate your children about the dangers of heat and links for more information. Read about real life heat victims.

You can also see our heat safety videos.

If you, or someone you know, have been a victim of excessive heat, please share your story so we can prevent others from becoming a heat victim. When you write, please note that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took place."

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml
No. 137     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM     
The temps are high here, but we also have a nice breeze making it feel not as high as it actually is.
No. 138     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM     
We have been very fortunate so far this Spring to have escaped any Tornadic Weather here. Even the Thunderstorms have not been too bad other than some torrential downpours.

That could change tomorrow though with it's 2 punch batch of severe Thunderstorms.

Although no Tornadoes are expected they are saying "the potential exists" for them. And here in Chicago based on NOAA's tracki record it means we will likely get clobbered, lol...



"The potential exists for a significant severe weather event in or near our region tomorrow afternoon and evening. Small scale details could still result in some changes to the area and magnitude of the greatest risk, but current indications are that many of the ingredients needed for a significant severe weather outbreak could come into alignment Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The potential exists for tornadoes, potentially strong, widespread damaging winds, large hail, and localized flash flooding. Pay close attention to later forecast updates and the weather tomorrow. Have a plan already in place should severe weather strike your area, the time to plan is now!"
No. 139     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:15 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

The temps are high here, but we also have a nice breeze making it feel not as high as it actually is.


Yep we were fortunate to have that breeze here too for the last week even though temps were 92-93 and muggy. Without it, it would have been miserable out.

A balmy and breezy 82 out today, mostly sunny. Getting ready to go out and do some gardening soon.
No. 140     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:18 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Wait, they actually make rubber mulch? Is it like from old tires and such?


They also make other items from recycled tires such as posts, etc., and they are also being used to resurface roads.

I am aware of a gentleman that did not appear to have a pot to do you know what in, but he owned property that had thousands of old tires remaining from an auto salvage yard that once operated on the property. After years of enduring the local authorities badgering and threatening him with fines, etc. if he did not get the mosquito situation under control and/or dispose of the tires, he is now supposedly a millionaire from the sale of the old tires to a recycle operation. Supposedly, many old salvage operators have become wealthy from just the tires that were on their properties.
No. 141     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM     
So you are stating the mulch I purchased is from recycled sources? (I've still yet to walk out and look on the bag)

No. 142     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:29 PM     
Tomorrow's severe weather outlook from the SPC in Norman, OK.

"Widespread damaging winds, a few tornadoes and large hail are expected across northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northern Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan during the late afternoon and evening on Wednesday.

A substantial severe wind threat should also persist Wednesday night across the remainder of southern Lower Michigan and into western Ohio. For additional information and the latest updates, please visit http://www.spc.noaa.gov/. Do you have a plan if severe weather is headed your way? Check out tips to prepare for severe thunderstorms at http://www.ready.gov/severe-weather."


No. 143     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

So you are stating the mulch I purchased is from recycled sources? (I've still yet to walk out and look on the bag)



It is quite possible. Personally I do not like the rubber mulch. I find it difficult to maintain and that it creates just as much a waste nuisance as whatever it is made of does.
No. 144     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM     
Pink wrote:

I was in the middle of flight training on Saturday when I pointed out to the instructor some clouds that seemed to have rain coming out of them..... it wasn't rain.... it was snow pellets. It looked pretty cool from the air. I wanted to take a picture, but my hands were very busy with the yoke and throttle and the tab thingy.

Regardless...we had to turn right back to the airport.


I have piloted in the rain and the snow. Quite a visual experience from a small plane.

I was once flying in the rain returning from Ohio to Michigan. Had been down to Cedar Point. It was a rented plane. Although everything checked out prior to departing, both VORs and the autopilot stopped functioning during flight. Visibility was still fine, thus legal to continue the flight VFR. I got on the radio and got vectors that got me over US23 and I followed the highway back to Flint MI.
No. 145     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

So you are stating the mulch I purchased is from recycled sources? (I've still yet to walk out and look on the bag)



I use "Landscape Fabric" sometimes. It keeps the weeds down, yet lets rain or water in and let's the soil breathe. It is made from recycled stuff and appears to be asphalt based. It comes in rolls and is pretty cheap.

Different types of bagged bark make good mulch.
No. 146     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CarolineIsland828   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 9:42 PM     
The thing about the Ozarks is the humidity. Surrounded by lakes, rivers and forests sitting on a huge slab of rock. We can have a temp of 89 and a heat index of 100. it's insane. It gets so hot and humid you go out your door at 6am and feel like you walked into a sauna. The only thing I can compare it to is south Louisiana bayou country, except it's worse here because its in the midwest so the heat gets trapped and presses down on you like a blanket. Many evenings the heat and humidity get so high the air smells like mildew.

These Ozark summers are no joke, I'll tell ya that. It's the only thing i really dislike about this area. But I tolerate it because its so beautiful and the people are wonderful.

But that heat -- Oy!
No. 147     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 10:12 PM     
CarolineIsland828 wrote:

The thing about the Ozarks is the humidity. Surrounded by lakes, rivers and forests sitting on a huge slab of rock. We can have a temp of 89 and a heat index of 100. it's insane. It gets so hot and humid you go out your door at 6am and feel like you walked into a sauna. The only thing I can compare it to is south Louisiana bayou country, except it's worse here because its in the midwest so the heat gets trapped and presses down on you like a blanket. Many evenings the heat and humidity get so high the air smells like mildew.

These Ozark summers are no joke, I'll tell ya that. It's the only thing i really dislike about this area. But I tolerate it because its so beautiful and the people are wonderful.

But that heat -- Oy!


The cost of living there is low too. Yeah that humidity is one drawback there. But there is some beautiful country there.

South Florida in summer is probably worse though. A few year back I went on vacation there, late spring early summer. The first week was great but the last 2 or so days UGH! I remember getting out of the shower and sweat began pouring off of me! Might as well hop back into the shower!
No. 148     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CarolineIsland828   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jun 21, 2016 at 11:11 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

CarolineIsland828 wrote:

The thing about the Ozarks is the humidity. Surrounded by lakes, rivers and forests sitting on a huge slab of rock. We can have a temp of 89 and a heat index of 100. it's insane. It gets so hot and humid you go out your door at 6am and feel like you walked into a sauna. The only thing I can compare it to is south Louisiana bayou country, except it's worse here because its in the midwest so the heat gets trapped and presses down on you like a blanket. Many evenings the heat and humidity get so high the air smells like mildew.

These Ozark summers are no joke, I'll tell ya that. It's the only thing i really dislike about this area. But I tolerate it because its so beautiful and the people are wonderful.

But that heat -- Oy!


The cost of living there is low too. Yeah that humidity is one drawback there. But there is some beautiful country there.

South Florida in summer is probably worse though. A few year back I went on vacation there, late spring early summer. The first week was great but the last 2 or so days UGH! I remember getting out of the shower and sweat began pouring off of me! Might as well hop back into the shower!


Yeah, I'd die in south Florida. My idea climate is northern Maine or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I landed here in the Ozarks because of people and the beauty of the place. Plus there is a lot of remote land and i want to buy a plot somewhere out in the hills.

It is gorgeous, no doubt about that. I'm not sure if I'll actually stay and buy that land here though. These summers make me wanna slit my own stinkin' throat!
No. 149     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:11 PM     
Well I was right. Am sitting here at the Public Library and they just announced over the PA System that a,"Tornado Watch" has just been issued for our area.

Let's see what NOAA and the SPC in Norman, OK says...

Tornado Watch
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 286
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
610 PM CDT WED JUN 22 2016

TORNADO WATCH 286 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ILC007-011-015-019-031-037-043-053-063-073-075-085-089-091-093-
095-099-103-105-113-123-131-141-143-155-161-175-177-179-183-195-
197-201-203-230600-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0286.160622T2310Z-160623T0600Z/

IL
. ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BOONE BUREAU CARROLL
CHAMPAIGN COOK DE KALB
DUPAGE FORD GRUNDY
HENRY IROQUOIS JO DAVIESS
KANE KANKAKEE KENDALL
KNOX LA SALLE LEE
LIVINGSTON MARSHALL MCLEAN
MERCER OGLE PEORIA
PUTNAM ROCK ISLAND STARK
STEPHENSON TAZEWELL VERMILION
WHITESIDE WILL WINNEBAGO
WOODFORD
$$
No. 150     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM     
Weather.gov has issued an 11 page .pdf concerning this particular storm system. Lots of graphics.

http://www.weather.gov/media/lot/events/2016/Jun22/Jun22_3PM_Slides.pdf
No. 151     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:36 PM     
Tornado Warning issued for the LaSalle, IL area. That would be in central, IL to the west of us, headed our way.

Tornado confirmed on the ground for 7 miles.

No. 152     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM     
On this Map/screenshot I am currently in Elgin.

My home is in Aurora.

The Tornado and bulk of the system appears to be heading just south of there towards Joliet.

No. 153     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:43 PM     
Tornado Safety in a Mobile Home.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:48 PM     
No. 155     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:50 PM     
A dull grey outside, Thunderstorm fronts with rain coming off and on.

If it begins to turn green I will be worried. :icon_eek::yeahthat:
No. 156     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:55 PM     
The rain wrapped Tornado in Amboy, IL photographed by a professional stormchaser.

No. 157     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 7:58 PM     
A little lighter out but the rain is coming down in buckets!

Hope it all quits before I have to leave at 9pm!
No. 158     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 8:04 PM     
Live Youtube video feed from the Stormchaser chasing this Tornado to the southwest of me right now...

https://youtu.be/SxlpVrsQAew
No. 159     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 8:14 PM     
Latest update from Chicago NOAA...

No. 160     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 8:22 PM     
LOL the stormchasers in the link I posted above got a little too close and were near the outer rotation with branches flying at them.

Trees in the road, power poles down.

I'm watch them live.
No. 161     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 22, 2016 at 8:43 PM     
Latest from Chicago NOAA...

"818 PM CDT: Confirmed tornado remains in progress just south of Leland and 7 miles northwest of Serena as of 816pm. The tornado is moving east at 25 mph. Take cover in the path of this dangerous storm!"
No. 162     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:46 AM     
CHICAGO WEATHER: 4 TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN ILLINOIS; WORST DAMAGE IN PONTIAC, SENECA

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Powerful storms left a trail of damage in the Chicago area. The National Weather Service confirmed at least four tornadoes touched down in Illinois Wednesday. As many as 18 reports of tornadoes came in Wednesday night.

2X4 hurled through a car windshield...

No. 163     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:47 AM     
What's left of a Mobile Home, notice only the stairs remain...

No. 164     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:48 AM     
Closer view of what's left of the Mobile Home...



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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM     
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:55 AM     
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:56 AM     
No. 174     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 8:59 AM     
"The tornado that swept through Pontiac, Illinois, which is about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, may have caused some of the worst damage.

The tornado ripped off the side of a Shell gas station located along Reynolds Street, just east of I-55. Mangled metal and wood were tossed around. Some pieces shattered the windows of parked cars. The glass hit one person, but the injuries were minor

The storm also toppled a semi at the Shell station. The driver was taken to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder.

About three miles away, at Sterling Estates Mobile Home Park, neighbors rescued people who were trapped in their trailers.

"As soon as it was over with, I walked outside and I seen the shed blown against the tree and I seen the tree down. Next thing I knew people were saying one of the trailers was missing. I ran down there, shut the gas off on the trailer and just tried to help the people get out," said Charles Hendershott, who lives at the park.

Two residents were seriously hurt. Officials said many people evacuated the area before the tornado hit, which may have prevented the number of injuries from climbing.

Police and fire crews in Pontiac assessed the damage Thursday morning.

Another tornado caused damage in nearby Seneca. Police blocked the intersection of Main and Jackson streets to keep drivers away from downed power lines.

One homeowner told ABC7 Eyewitness News his farm, which dates back to the 1800's, was badly damaged in the intense storm, but his wife and children are safe. They huddled together with several neighbors.

"My wife and two kids were in the basement with seven neighbors when the storm hit. There's lots of extensive damage to the farm. We're not really sure about the house. There's no power up there right now. Haven't really been home because there's powerlines around there. I'm going try to get as close as we can. Nobody's hurt. Everybody's fine. All the neighbors are fine. Everybody checked in with everybody. But there's a lot of damage," Jeff Maierhofer said.

Seneca Deputy Fire Chief Kett Johnson said no one in the area was injured. He said weather warnings played a big role. They allowed residents enough time to prepare for the coming storm. He said it could have been a major disaster.

"It's a rural area out there. It's corn fields, bean fields that are out there and stuff. Basically it's lucky because we have a resort out here. That's called Wood Smoke Ranch. They have 1,500 lots that have campers and trailers on there. It went a half mile just to the north of that. If it would have hit there, it would have been a totally a different situation," Johnson said."
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM     
"Hannah Eason, who lives in Morris, drove through storm.

"I was thinking I was going to die. I was really thinking that something bad was going to happen. It was just bad. I was about to cry," Eason said. "The rain... I couldn't even see when I was driving, the road. I was with my boyfriend. Hhe was trying to help me explain where the road was and I just could not see and I had to stop. Everybody was just stopped in the dead of the road. I was like, 'What are you all doing?' I don't know if I could ever drive in this weather again."

ComEd officials said as of 7:40 a.m. Thursday, about 2,400 customers were still in the dark, mostly in Pontiac and Seneca. Crews are working to restore power from a transmission tower in the area.

A third tornado passed through Earlville, Leland and Troy Grove, which are about 50 miles west of Aurora in LaSalle County. Trees came down and homes were damaged as the rain and lightning raged. One homeowner in Earlville rushed down to his basement when he heard the storm was coming. When he came back out, he found parts of his house scattered across his property.

A fourth tornado hit Ottawa and Sheridan. Areas of Livingston County, Chatsworth and Piper City also sustained damage. NWS survey teams will be dispatched Thursday to determine if any other tornados touched down and the preliminary ratings of those tornadoes.

Twisters that formed in West Brooklyn and in La Moille, which is in the Illinois Valley, were also caught on video. There were no reports of injuries in either of these areas"
No. 176     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM     
"In Chicago, heavy rain and lightning forced about 50,000 soccer fans to take cover at Soldier Field as the Copa America semi-final between Chile and Colombia was suspended.

Video posted to social media shows people clustered in the concourse as the rainwater poured into the stands. A couple from Washington, Illinois, attended the game. Their city was hit by tornadoes three years ago. They wasted no time clearing the stadium."

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 23, 2016 at 9:04 AM     
"The match was delayed for hours before it resumed around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chile won.

Drenching rain and lightning had Navy Pier closed for hours. A powerful lightning strike was caught on camera in the South Loop."

The Chicago Department of Aviation said as of 7:45 a.m. Thursday, 80 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport and only a few flights were canceled at Midway international Airport. Some flights to the Washington, D.C. area are delayed about 30 minutes at O'Hare and there were fewer than a dozen delays averaging 40 minutes at Midway.

Many travelers were stuck at O'Hare overnight due to flight cancellations across the board. Some stranded passengers tried to sleep on the floor and on chairs, while others waited and hoped for the best.

http://abc7chicago.com/weather/chicago-weather-4-tornadoes-confirmed-in-illinois/1397882/
No. 178     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jun 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM     
A personal friend of mine this month released a documentary/movie he directed on the tornado that occurred here in the Flint area many years ago. No, not Michael Moore, even though we have "brushed shoulders" over the years and done some business from the same local lawyer's offices.

Locals that personally experienced this tornado still speak of it as if it just happened. But yet the tornado occurred back in 1953. This tornado of June 8, 1953 is ranked as one of the worst tornados in US history.

I will receive my personally signed copy next week. Although I too have had some of my productions produced, published, and sold, I have not worked with Matt on any such projects. Some potential combined efforts are now possibly on the agenda. We have recently shared a couple lessons learned.

The movie is making the rounds with the film festivals for such productions. Matt, the director, has been busy being interviewed by local news media and talk shows.

Proceeds from the sale of the DVD are funding a local memorial being erected in the Flint Beecher community, the local area hit hardest by the tornado. A previously erected memorial was stolen.

Link to local news interview on the movie: http://wsmh.com/news/local/the-screaming-sky-new-documentary-about-the-1953-flint-beecher-tornado

BTW - I was surprised Matt removed his ball cap for the above interview. I was even more surprised to see hair, for I had never seen Matt without a cap on prior to this interview.

A couple of the trailers of the documentary titled "The Screaming Sky" follow. Additional info on the production at https://www.facebook.com/thescreamingsky/:




No. 179     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM     
A total of at least 9 separate Tornadoes spawned across North Central & Northeast IL during Wednesday night's storm event. All of them were EF0 to EF2.

I am well acquainted with 5 of these communities hit having been through them many times for various reasons.

Maps showing trajectories, widths, etc as well as new Tornado damage photos related to this storm.

June 22, 2016 Tornado Event
Weather.gov > Chicago, IL > June 22, 2016 Tornado Event
Current Hazards
Current Conditions
Radar
Forecasts
Rivers and Lakes
Climate and Past Weather
Local Information
Overview

NWS Survey teams have determined 9 tornadoes occurred across north central and northeast Illinois Wednesday evening. These findings are the result of extensive ground damage surveys along 3 separate supercell paths: Amboy to Sheridan, Troy Grove to Mazon, and Pontiac to Cissna Park.

Tornadoes determined thus far:

Pontiac: EF-2
Marseilles to Seneca: EF-2
Cissna Park: EF-1
West Brooklyn: EF-1
Ottawa: EF-1
Troy Grove: EF-1
Ottawa 5 NW: EF-1
Mazon: EF-0
Sheridan: EF-1
Ground survey data will be augmented with aerial photography and satellite imagery next to complete the survey documentation process over the next few days as these data sources become available. It is possible minor adjustments to existing tornado paths may take place based on new photographic evidence. It is even possible the number of tornadoes could increase.

The National Weather Service wishes to thank Emergency Management for incredible preparedness partnering and help in completing the damage data collection. We also wish to thank storm spotters and amateur radio for vital communications throughout the event. Finally we thank the media for relay of life saving warning and preparedness information to help keep everyone safe.

http://www.weather.gov/lot/22June2016_tornadoes
No. 180     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Jun 25, 2016 at 9:25 PM     
start sellin storm cellars...
make money,,,than its just another day
at the office.

they make some nice inexpensive ones now.
good profit margin/spread/affordable,
No. 181     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 27, 2016 at 10:17 AM     
crayons wrote:

start sellin storm cellars...
make money,,,than its just another day
at the office.

they make some nice inexpensive ones now.
good profit margin/spread/affordable,


Most houses here around Chicago have full Basements. Although those are not always safe either. Sometimes the structure collapses on top of them while in the basement seeking shelter.

Not many people have "Storm Shelters" around Chicago.

I know some people in various parts of the country use just a big old fiberglass septic tank in the ground thus saving $$ on pricey, "storm shelters".
No. 182     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 2, 2016 at 4:21 PM     
Looks like the Tornado tally has gone up since I last posted. The June 22nd storm event here in Northern IL now they say spawned 18 separate Tornadoes!

There were actually 3 "Supercells" that produced them that day.

http://www.weather.gov/lot/22June2016_tornadoes
No. 183     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jul 2, 2016 at 5:59 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:I will receive my personally signed copy next week. Although I too have had some of my productions produced, published, and sold, I have not worked with Matt on any such projects. Some potential combined efforts are now possibly on the agenda. We have recently shared a couple lessons learned.


Received my copy of the doc/movie. I have my personal critiques if this were my own project, but it is a well done presentation. I now know why many ole'timers around here still speak as if this tornado just happened yesterday for them.

I am acquiring several more copies to provide as gifts to my elderly acquaintances that personally experienced this tornado.
No. 184     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 3, 2016 at 8:28 PM     
Hey what's this?

I am sitting here under a Train Station shelter near work and I see a bunch of dark clouds approaching!

It wasn't supposed to rain today! :icon_eek:

Oh yeah I forgot, this is Chicago and you never know what it will dish up!

Better check the weather now...
No. 185     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 3, 2016 at 8:38 PM     
Says mostly cloudy tonight, no rain.

But I don't believe it looking at those clouds!

No rain until Tuesday.

Temperature was mild today, even cool when you were out of the sun you needed a jacket, breezy out.

In the sun however you were sweating.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jul 11, 2016 at 10:28 AM     
Since Matt told me he was bringing me some copies of the DVD for free, I have not seen or heard from him. At noon I am giving someone a copy as a gift. They will be getting my current personal copy. Being I have not heard from Matt, I went to DVD publishers website to order more, being I have several acquaintances wanting this DVD.

I am not one to really dwell on the past, but I have also learned that this tornado ranked as the deadliest in the USA for over 58 years. True or not, it is the tornado and/or one of those tornados were as supposedly a twig or piece of straw was found driven straight through a tree.
No. 187     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jul 11, 2016 at 12:59 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Since Matt told me he was bringing me some copies of the DVD for free, I have not seen or heard from him. At noon I am giving someone a copy as a gift. They will be getting my current personal copy. Being I have not heard from Matt, I went to DVD publishers website to order more, being I have several acquaintances wanting this DVD.

I am not one to really dwell on the past, but I have also learned that this tornado ranked as the deadliest in the USA for over 58 years. True or not, it is the tornado and/or one of those tornados were as supposedly a twig or piece of straw was found driven straight through a tree.


At the luncheon where I presented the DVD as a gift to a couple whom experienced the tornado, I was informed they have pictures of a piece of straw supposedly driven through a telephone pole by this tornado. Sounds as if I am mistaken on it having been a tree.

This tornado had winds that reached 300 mph and possibly higher. I have read that such as the straw and telephone pole incident is possible with a tornado that only reaches 50 mph.
No. 188     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 11, 2016 at 3:08 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Since Matt told me he was bringing me some copies of the DVD for free, I have not seen or heard from him. At noon I am giving someone a copy as a gift. They will be getting my current personal copy. Being I have not heard from Matt, I went to DVD publishers website to order more, being I have several acquaintances wanting this DVD.

I am not one to really dwell on the past, but I have also learned that this tornado ranked as the deadliest in the USA for over 58 years. True or not, it is the tornado and/or one of those tornados were as supposedly a twig or piece of straw was found driven straight through a tree.


At the luncheon where I presented the DVD as a gift to a couple whom experienced the tornado, I was informed they have pictures of a piece of straw supposedly driven through a telephone pole by this tornado. Sounds as if I am mistaken on it having been a tree.

This tornado had winds that reached 300 mph and possibly higher. I have read that such as the straw and telephone incident is possible with a tornado that only reaches 50 mph.


The Plainfield Tornado of 1990 which I caught the tail end of produced wind speeds in excess of 310 mph.

http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/08/21/plainfield-1990-tornado-was-unique-in-its-formation-destruction-rebuilding/a3gw9ar/
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Jul 12, 2016 at 1:23 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

At the luncheon where I presented the DVD as a gift to a couple whom experienced the tornado, I was informed they have pictures of a piece of straw supposedly driven through a telephone pole by this tornado. Sounds as if I am mistaken on it having been a tree.


Maybe I am correct. Reviewing the video again, there is a victim interviewed that claims a twig was driven through a tree. Others I have spoken with personally claim to have viewed a piece of straw driven through a telephone pole. Maybe both happened or their recollections are a little "fuzzy". This tornado occurred in 1953.
No. 190     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Jul 17, 2016 at 2:31 PM     
No. 191     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 17, 2016 at 3:28 PM     
That's a cool photo.
No. 192     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jul 24, 2016 at 6:32 PM     
What goes up...must come down!

Thunderstorms now for the 5th straight day in a row.

I got caught in this one on the way to the Train Station.

I carry a collapsible umbrella at all times. My pants and shoes are soaked but the rest of me is dry except for the sweat.

Cooled off a bit too.

Been 93 every day for 5 or so days, with humidity.
No. 193     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 11, 2016 at 3:51 AM     
I guess we had a, "Landspout" here in Chicago Tuesday.

It's kinda like a Tornado but it's not. They give the definition and some photos of the one that occurred here Tuesday.

http://www.weather.gov/lot/chicagolandspout_16Aug09
No. 194     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Aug 14, 2016 at 3:01 PM     
The 'heat dome' seems to have moved on...finally. Temps have dropped to the low 80's - quite a relief when you don't have air-conditioning.

Life is good again, birds are chirping, all is well (sounds like a certain politician, doesn't it? )
No. 195     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 21, 2016 at 12:12 AM     
Saturday morning it rained so hard and fast it flooded the Dunkin Donuts parking lot about 6" deep. I decided to wait and take the next Bus about 2 hours later rather than get saturated in the heavy downpour.

No. 196     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 21, 2016 at 6:31 AM     
Was cold enough last night for a jacket.
No. 197     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 16, 2017 at 12:24 AM     
The Storms arrived, raining cats and dogs.

Supposed to have them day and night off and on for the next 4 days.
No. 198     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 17, 2017 at 4:33 AM     
Here we go again, another round of T-Storms.

I certainly don't have to worry about watering the garden for awhile.
No. 199     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jun 17, 2017 at 9:36 AM     
Heat warnings in Southern CA for the next week (sure wish we could get some of the rain you had BF ... minus the landspouts and thunderstorms)!

Insular -- that is a cool picture!!

No. 200     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Heat warnings in Southern CA for the next week (sure wish we could get some of the rain you had BF ... minus the landspouts and thunderstorms)!

Insular -- that is a cool picture!!



Oh the landspout was a year ago.

I just recently revived this thread.

But we have had tons of T-Storms and heat for several weeks now.

Only 83 today, and around 80 the next several days. And only 57 at night so a more normal temperature for June.

Still supposed to have T-Storms day and night for at least a week!

The heat killed off several of the baby plants in pots which hadn't had time to develop a strong root system yet.

Oh well they are covered under a one time replacement Warrantee so might have them ship new ones in the Fall or next spring if they are out of stock.
No. 201     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 23, 2017 at 5:32 AM     
As Murphy's Law would have it, 5 minutes before I left work it started T-Storming out and pouring rain like crazy.

By the time I got my rainsuit on and went out the door I was experiencing the full fury of it in a heavy downpour.

By the time I got to the Train Station 3-4 miles away to visit the coffee shop and do computer work for 45 minutes before getting on the bus I was wet even though I had the Frogg Toggs suit on.

It is getting old and has some holes in it.

This has happened a few mornings when leaving work. 4:30am seems to be the arrival time for the T-Storms.

And late in the afternoon when I leave home to go to work is also the arrival time for T-Storms. Have gotten soaked in a number of downpours the last few weeks.

It doesn't feel too bad though when it's hot out like now.
No. 202     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM     
Also saw a bizarre sight while pedaling on the bike path along the river in the torrential downpour this morning....

I heard some, "rattling" going on in a street intersection to my right. I turned and looked and saw a 3' wide manhole cover in the middle of the street flopping up and down. Water was gushing up out of the 3' wide storm sewer hole about 2 feet high into the air!

The rains came down so hard and fast the storm drain system in that area could not handle the flow fast enough. And that manhole cover was in a low spot.

It looked just like, "Old Faithful"!:icon_eek:
No. 203     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jun 23, 2017 at 9:04 PM     
We've been in a dry heat wave. Below us it's been 113. But where we are it's only reached 102.

Miserably hot and dry............
No. 204     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 23, 2017 at 10:59 PM     
Cooled off to only 80 today and supposed to be in the 70's for about a week. 52 at night and even 49 one night so will have to remember to bring a jacket for those cool mornings when I leave work at 4:30am next week.

When Bicycling it feels even cooler. Although I only have to go about 3+ miles.

The weather today after this morning's T-Storm was beautiful all day!
No. 205     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2017 at 8:16 PM     
Had a series of rain showers today and this evening.

Severe T-Storm Warnings. Looks like another round with some dark clouds is approaching from the North.

Under a Tornado Watch until 12am Midnight tonight.
No. 206     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2017 at 8:22 PM     
Tornado spotted to the Northwest of me near Rockford.

This storm system is heading my way.

No. 207     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2017 at 8:24 PM     
Pretty much all of Northeastern IL is under the Tornado Watch.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 PM     
Looks pretty dark to the North.

Am here at McD's until work at 10:30pm.

I will probably have to go out in the middle of it to get to work. I do have my full rainsuit and Bicycle, only 3/4 of a mile to work from here.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19437653_1476606062396423_4238867197405077918_n.jpg?oh=88ead997bd4a5832b042616ba922f0d5&oe=5A11BF39 width=600
No. 209     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2017 at 9:34 PM     
NOAA says the T-Storm appears to have weakened but the Tornado Watch will remain in effect until Midnight.

It started raining, I just don't feel like Bicycling in Ping Pong ball or larger sized hail, lol.

Will have to don the rainsuit before departing McD's.
No. 210     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 12, 2017 at 8:02 PM     
FI take this train sometimes in Sunday's. It appears it got flooded out and downed tires from last night and today's storms.

http://wgntv.com/2017/07/12/metra-trains-suspended-between-fox-lake-and-libertyville-due-to-flooding/
No. 211     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 12, 2017 at 8:09 PM     
Saw some serious flooding in town here near work about an hour ago.

The Bicycle Trail next to the river for about a 1 block stretch was under 2 to 3 feet of water.

Bicyclists had to ride above up on the road.

Dozens of people's backyards next to the bike trail were under 2 to 3 feet of water. The Fox River is on the other side of the bike path, but high and dry being it is a former rr bed now paved, at least in town.

No. 212     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 12, 2017 at 10:26 PM     
They had the street next to McD's blocked off.

As I left it looked like either a larger Tree had fallen and they were cleaning up what was left of it or the road had washed out, not sure, maybe both.

I left for work an hour early because I was concerned about the Creek just north of work and if it came up over the road they would shout the Bridge down forcing me to detour which would have taken me a half hour.

The Creek was a raging torrent, whitewater rapids, would have been good for some action kayaking with helmet, lifevest, pads, etc. Only thing is because it was so high all kinds of tree branches would be whipping you to death as you sailed down the creek, lol.

I have seen a creek smaller than this one near my home rise up and overtop the road bridge. They had to shut it down one time due to flooding.

"Trees down, power out, river rising as storms hit Elgin area"

http://www.trbimg.com/img-5966a44d/turbine/ecn-storm-b-20170712/650/650x366

The worst is yet to come. The Fox River is not expected to, "Crest" or peak until Noon this Saturday.

Which means more flooding is to come. It is at 9.5 feet right now, so at least 3.5' higher.

"Elgin and the rest of the Chicago area was hit by a series of storms that produced heavy rains and strong wind Tuesday night into Wednesday and Algonquin officials are warning residents about flooding on the Fox River.

Storms moved in to the area about 10 p.m. Tuesday and continued through Wednesday morning, triggering reports of multiple lightning strikes and downed power lines.

A power outage left an area near the Grand Victoria Casino downtown along the Fox River in the dark.

The National Weather Service predicts the Fox River cresting at 13.3 feet at noon on Saturday, according to a news release from the Village of Algonquin. As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the river was at a 9.95 feet, which will begin to cause minor flooding in the floodplain.

Algonquin officials issued a notice to residents in the floodplain that a flood with the potential to damage property is likely and that sandbagging is encouraged. Sandbags will be available for residents at various locations adjacent to the flood plain areas, according to the release.

The Elgin Fire Department responded to about 45 calls in an approximate 3-hour window Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Most calls were about arcing or fallen power lines. According to the department, a normal 24-hour shift would see 28 to 37 calls for service.

The hardest hit area was south of Walnut Avenue/National Street and just south of Route 20 from approximately Wilcox Avenue to Liberty Street, according to a statement from the Elgin Fire Department. There were also multiple trees and power lines down south of Walnut and east of Wilcox, according to the Fire Department.

"For a period of time during the storm, we ran out of fire apparatus to send, so Fire Chief (Dave) Schmidt and Assistant Chief (Robb) Cagann responded to multiple wires down calls to assist," said Battalion Chief Terry Bruce.

According to Bruce there were no injuries and no building fires in Elgin during the storms.

"We requested assistance from Public Works for barricades as well as Hanover Township Emergency Services to stand by the live power lines down until Com Ed corrected the problem," he said.

One member of the Fire Department's Community Emergency Response Team assisted.

Caleb Hanson, facilities manager for YWCA Elgin and the volunteer Deputy Director of Hanover Township Emergency Services, said 10 members of the Hanover Township Emergency Services have been helping during the recent storms. He started himself last night as a weather spotter before 9:45 p.m., assisted with two flooded basements in Bartlett, then headed to help secure an area in Elgin at Bluff City Boulevard and St. Charles Avenue where falling tree limbs downed power lines. He has been at this spot as of midnight and was still there after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

As the peak of the bad weather, Hanover Township Emergency Services members were at five Elgin locations watching over downed power lines and were still at two spots after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Another round of storms hit Elgin area Wednesday morning, with the weather expected to clear for a time this afternoon and more storms predicted for later in the afternoon and the evening."
No. 213     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 12, 2017 at 10:54 PM     
LOL! I remember when our street where I lived as a kid flooded about this deep once!

We just inflated our cheap little boat and began rowing right down the middle of the street! We thought it was the coolest thing ever! At no time did we even think about "evacuating".

Our Basement was a total mess but we didn't care, the spectacle was a once in a lifetime event and we had fun with it.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/flash-flood-warning-issued-for-chicago-north-suburbs/

North suburbs remain under flood warning, area recovering after storms

https://suntimesmedia.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/flooding-071317-13.jpg?w=763

The Town my Dad died in flooded yesterday.

Libertyville got 7" of rain last night.

Drone footage of the Flooding in Mundelein:

https://youtu.be/NiZccmhtkIo
No. 214     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 12, 2017 at 11:42 PM     
The City I work in got 4.7" of rain, the most in the Fox Valley area.

The next few days they are saying are critical as the Fox River will continue to rise as the Floodwaters from Wisconsin and the Northern suburbs arrive here.

They may have to close a portion of that Bike trail down I go on to get to work.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 13, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
http://abc7chicago.com/weather/flooding-power-outage-forces-evacuation-of-northwestern-lake-forest-hospital/2208536/


"...Nearby on Huntington Drive, Qadri Abdallah found his two cars nearly underwater.

"We woke up to car alarms at 3 o'clock. The water in the middle of the street was 38 inches high. It came up almost to my waist," Abdallah said.

His cars were soaked, along with the electronics he left inside them.

"My new laptop. My iPad. I had three phones I was going to exchange for my kids," Abdallah said.

He put them in trays of rice, hoping to dry them out and get them to work again.

The flooding also closed Lake Street between Maple Avenue and Division Street in Mundelein, the Mundelein Police Department reported. For a full list of street closures, visit the Illinois Department of Transportation's website.

This is the third time the area has flooded in the Mundelein fire chief's recent memory.

Libertyville got hit hard overnight. Water flooded driveways and front yards and poured into basements.

"I heard the sump pump running and it didn't shut off. That's when I came downstairs. The water was just rushing into the house through the back door and through the bathroom that we just got done renovating. The whole downstairs - we live in a quad level - the whole basement - there's at least 3 to 4 ft. of water that's still coming in right now," said Mary Tiegs, who lives in Libertyville.

Tim Olk, who works for United Services Board Up, ran from call to call Wednesday morning.

"We're getting a lot of calls for flooded basements from windows that have been overcome by large amounts of water. Windows are breaking out, so we're going around boarding up the windows to try to minimize any more water from coming in and doing more damage to their basements," Olk said.

Officials in Libertyville declared a state of emergency because of the flooding and ask residents to be careful with utilities and flooded basements...."
No. 216     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 13, 2017 at 12:04 AM     
Lake County has already distributed over 45,000 sand bags.

For many, the worst is yet to come for those who live near the Fox & Des Plaines Rivers as well as others since they have not even crested yet but are expected to in a few more days.

Often with flooding the major danger and damage is often DAYS after the heavy rains as the swollen rivers make their way down stream.
No. 217     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 13, 2017 at 12:51 PM     
This morning as I passed the Elgin Mental Health Center I noticed at least a dozen big old Trees about 3 feet thick had snapped right in 2 with the Tree laying on the ground and the other half of the trunk still sticking up out of the ground.

And thats just in the front of the property where I could see. Cleanup crews were busy cutting up all the downed Trees.

The 70-80 mph winds really did a number on those old trees.
No. 218     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 14, 2017 at 9:53 AM     
watching the news I can't believe the storms and flooding going on back your way. meanwhile.... It remains dry and HOT in the west.
No. 219     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 15, 2017 at 5:04 PM     
Kari wrote:

watching the news I can't believe the storms and flooding going on back your way. meanwhile.... It remains dry and HOT in the west.


I found out from the Guard who relieved me this morning the Plant at work had flooded that night it had rained.

The power had gone out during the Lightning Storm too and all the workers were trying to walk around in the dark, lol.

Only our Guard, the Maintenance Manager, and 1 other Supervisor were the only ones who had Flashlights that worked worth a hoot.

Turns out the rainwater had come up through the floor drains and flooded the Plant by about 3-4" everywhere.

He said he had to call the Insurance Company as there was some damage.

The Maintenance Manager arrived to survey the damage and ordered the Guard to stay put in the Guard Office (With good reason too since there are electrical cords here and there on the floor, if the power came back on and he was nearby any he could be electrocuted.}

Need good shockproof rubber boots for a situation like that.

There was just some puddling remaining when I came to work the next night.

All our outside rear lighting is still out, very dark back there. And a Fire Alarm panel was beeping a Supervisory Alarm today So I called the Maintenance Manager about both.
No. 220     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 15, 2017 at 5:13 PM     
As I left work this morning I noticed about 50 Houses along the Bike Path and next to the Fox River still have their backyards flooded with about 3' of water.

The bike path on that section is still ok, but if the water rises say another 2' in spots that too will be flooded.

Some Ducks didn't seem to mind though.

Waldron Island, a small Park in the middle of the Fox River is flooded out, they have signs at the entrances to the 2 foot bridges saying it is closed to the Public until further notice.

The Bike path that goes under a road bridge and next to the River is still flooded out too with about 3' of water.

It is normally close to the water's edge so I knew that would flood, have seen it flood before.

No biggee, I simply bicycle over the road above it, have to cross a street with traffic but not much.

We have still not peaked here as far as flood height, the water is still bearing down on us from floodwaters in Wisconsin and Northern IL.

A few more days before it crests they say so it could get worse.
No. 221     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 1:24 AM     
2 Teens had their Canoe out in their backyard today paddling from one next door neighbor's lake to the next property, lol.
No. 222     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 1:16 PM     
I have been in Florida the past few days. Supposedly they are experiencing one of their hottest summers ever, per the news and the locals. Only 93 at the moment, but has been over 100 the past couple of days.
No. 223     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:37 PM     
Took a few photos of some of the 50 or so people's backyards which are flooded who live along the Fox River.

Here is what a few of their backyards have looked like for about 6 days now. Normally, there is NO water in there. Now there is anywhere from 2-3' or so.

I am standing on the Fox River Bike Trail, a former electric Rail line that is higher up. The Fox River is behind me out of view of the photo.

http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/6.jpg
No. 224     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:39 PM     
http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/7.jpg
No. 225     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42 PM     
http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/1.jpg
No. 226     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:47 PM     
The Fox River Bike Trail on the left side of the screen. It is paved in this area. People's flooded backyards on the right.

http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/2.jpg
No. 227     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:53 PM     
The swollen Fox River is on the left behind the trees, bike path in the middle, and flooded backyards on the right.

The Fox River is actually higher right now than those backyards.

http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/3.jpg
No. 228     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
This Family or group of both adult and baby Ducks has been congregating under that Tree now for a few days. They seem to like their new lakefront property

The Teepee frame structure in the upper right is pretty tall, I have no idea what the owner has that up for.

Just to the lower left of it he has a pile of old Cattle Skulls. Maybe he is from out west or something originally.

http://silvertechsales.com/images/person/5.jpg
No. 229     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 5:29 PM     
Wow! Great pictures, BF. Thanks for sharing these! I am glad to see the houses are not under water in these photos! Certainly a duck's dream weather!!

No. 230     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 16, 2017 at 7:42 PM     
"Flash Flood Kills 8 At Arizona Swimming Hole. More Still Missing"

July 16th, 2017

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-arizona-flash-flood-20170716-story.html

"At least eight people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more than a hundred people were taking refuge from summer heat, authorities said Sunday. Some of those washed downstream clung to trees until rescuers reached them.

The flash flooding hit Saturday afternoon at Cold Spring Canyon, about 100 miles northeast of Phoenix, and some people were washed several miles downstream.

Disa Alexander was hiking to the swimming area where Ellison Creek and East Verde River converge when the storm hit and the water suddenly surged. She was still about 2.5 miles away when she came upon a man holding a baby and clinging to a tree. His wife was nearby, also in a tree.

Alexander and others tried to reach them but couldn't. Rescuers arrived a short time later.

"We were kind of looking at the water; it was really brown," she said. "Literally 20 seconds later you just see, like, hundreds of gallons of water smacking down and debris and trees getting pulled in. It looked like a really big mudslide."

The National Weather Service, which had issued a flash flood warning, estimated up to 1.5 inches of rain fell over the area in an hour,. The thunderstorm hit about eight miles upstream along Ellison Creek, which quickly flooded the narrow canyon where the swimmers were.

"They had no warning. They heard a roar, and it was on top of them," Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier said.

Three bodies were pulled out Saturday and five more Sunday. The deaths include at least one child. Four people rescued by helicopter Saturday were taken to a hospital for hypothermia.

It was unclear exactly how many more people might be missing. Sattelmaier said searchers believed 10 to 12 were missing after the first three bodies were found.

There had been thunderstorms throughout the area, but it wasn't raining where the swimmers were at the time. But it happened during monsoon season, when strong storms suddenly appear because of the mix of heat and moisture in the summer months.

"I wish there was a way from keeping people from getting in there during monsoon season. It happens every year. We've just been lucky something like this hasn't been this tragic," Sattelmaier said.

The flooding came after a severe thunderstorm pounded down on a nearby remote area that had been burned over by a recent wildfire, Sattelmaier said.

The "burn scar" was one of the reasons the weather service issued the flash flood warning.

"If it's an intense burn, it creates a glaze on the surface that just repels water," said Darren McCollum, a meteorologist. "We had some concerns. We got a lot worse news."
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 19, 2017 at 9:53 PM     
8 days and we are still under the flood warning.

I looked at the Fox River today after getting off the 2nd Bus and it is just as high as it was last week, maybe higher.

Under a severe Thunderstorm Warning as well and it just a little while ago.

Have to don my rainsuit for the walk from McD's to work whith my flat tire on the bike.
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By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 20, 2017 at 8:44 PM     
Our mountain communities have been dealing with a raging fire. Over 70,000 acres as of today and it also destroyed at least 50 single family residences, damaged 11 more, and destroyed 49 minor structures. It started July 16th.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 20, 2017 at 10:30 PM     
Kari wrote:

Our mountain communities have been dealing with a raging fire. Over 70,000 acres as of today and it also destroyed at least 50 single family residences, damaged 11 more, and destroyed 49 minor structures. It started July 16th.


It poured out for 4 hours straight this morning from 5a-9a.

You can have some of our rain, we have plenty!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 21, 2017 at 8:22 PM     
I guess a powerful storm blew through Town near work here today.

As I approached on the Bus there were branches down all over the place. And wet in spots.

There was absolutely nothing going on by my Home today.
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By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 21, 2017 at 9:43 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

I guess a powerful storm blew through Town near work here today.

As I approached on the Bus there were branches down all over the place. And wet in spots.

There was absolutely nothing going on by my Home today.


how far away is work from home?
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 21, 2017 at 9:48 PM     
Another round of Thunderstorms here near work.

Will have to put the Rainsuit on in a minute before heading out of McD's...
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 21, 2017 at 11:11 PM     
Kari wrote:

how far away is work from home?


According to Mapquest 17.6 miles.

As the crow flies I estimate about 16.5.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 22, 2017 at 7:07 AM     
Had thunderstorms for about 7 hours straight.

Has been raining for the last 10 hours non-stop.

That should add to the flooding here, lol.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 22, 2017 at 3:10 PM     
WOW!!! The Fox River is even higher than I have ever seen it since it started flooding 11 days ago!

There was a large Tree 2-3' thick that had fallen across the bike path during yesterday's storm. A cleanup crew has cut it up and left the logs on either side of the bike path for later cleanup or for nearby homeowners to take.

When I got to the Riverboat the Bike Path going underneath the walkway from the boat to the land portion of it is closed down due to being under about 2' of water.

So I detoured around and found a half mile stretch of the Bike Path/Riverwalk is also closed due to flooding. The Fox River has overflowed it's banks in some parts there and flooded it out. So I had to detour around that too.

Waldron island is totally under water! You can no longer even see it! Only the trees sticking up. A big Tree at the North end of the Island where the floodwaters of the Fox were pounding it uprooted and keeled over. A few other trees had succumbed to the pounding there as well.

That Island is going to need some major landscaping work to restore it after the floodwaters recede. I'm sure many areas of it will be washed away. The River splits in 2 on either side of the Island and is forced into 2 narrow channels where the water speeds up as it zips past the island.

The rolling boil at the base of the Dam has 2 basketballs trapped, a 5 gallon gas can, a large Tree, etc.

Now I can see how the 2 Firemen perished right here back in the 1970's trying to save a thrillseeking (and foolish) Boater who went over the Dam as a dare and had gotten trapped in the boil.

In that incident the 2 Firemen perished but the boater miraculously lived.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 4:50 PM     
Another round of Thunderstorms just rolled in. Mostly hard rain. Hopefully it will end in 40 minutes when the Library here closes.

If not there are areas outside of the library I can temporarily hang out under until the worst of it passes.

And I do have the worn out rainsuit, which now leaks due to so many tears in it, leaks, but is better than nothing. Time to invest in a new one.

I have no idea where all this rain is going to go. It only means more and more flooding! :icon_eek:

Granted, the flooding we are getting is nothing like those who live along the Mississippi River near Levees for example sometimes get.

Those people know about flooding! When your entire House is engulfed up over the roof now that's flooding!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 6:12 PM     
I put my rainsuit on at the Library before leaving and 5 minutes later outside the sun came out. That's usually how it works, and that's why I put it on, lol.

They unblocked the half mile stretch of the Riverwalk/Bike path that was impassable yesterday. So today I took it, you can see where the flooding came up over the concrete barrier and onto the Riverwalk for a few inches and left behind all kinds of small branches, etc.

So it looks like the River receded 6" from it's peak high point yesterday.

here are some photos I took of the flooding today.

This one is Waldron Island, which is now underwater, only the Trees sticking up show there is land under the water. Normally people walk along concrete walkways which cover the Island.

It is completely shut down right now to people. The floodwaters surrounding it pick up speed due to the river being split in 2 to pass the island. Right now the river is moving along at a dangerous pace. Anyone caught in it would be quickly swept downstream.


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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 6:25 PM     
Another view of the island, now underwater.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 6:29 PM     
The Shopping Mall parking lot after today's rain.

This is the site of the former Elgin National Watch Factory which existed for about 100 years.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 6:35 PM     
This is the Bike path/Riverwalk that goes under a Bridge and hugs the Fox River. It is currently under about 3-4' of water so we have to detour above on the road.

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 6:39 PM     
The Dunkin Donuts parking lot I am at after today's rain:

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 7:06 PM     
This is the Fox River Dam yesterday. This is the same exact spot the 2 Firefighters died in the 1970's attempting to save someone caught in the rolling, boiling water during flood conditions like this who had went over the dam on a dare in a boat. The Boater lived, the 2 Firefighter's died.

The flood conditions were likely similar to this photo of the Dam I took yesterday:

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 7:11 PM     
Some kids playing in the water splashing onto the concrete walkway from the floodwaters at the base of the Dam.

As long as that iron railing is intact and there I suppose they are safe.

It still made me nervous seeing them playing so close to it. If that railing wasn't there and they fell in they'd be dead meat.

The water was rolling and boiling violently here.





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By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 7:14 PM     
We have been getting heavy down pours of rain in spots here and there as well ... with fold waters too ... here in West Virginia ... much like what you are getting where you live (as I look at you pictures).

Makes it interesting to keep the yard mowed and for the farmers to get the hay made ... that's for sure.


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By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM     
still in a heat wave here..... the closed fire to us is 40% contained and has now burned over 74,000 acres. I have been wiping ash off the plantation shutters every morning.

would sure like some of that Illinois or West Virginia rain.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 8:27 PM     
Kari wrote:

still in a heat wave here..... the closed fire to us is 40% contained and has now burned over 74,000 acres. I have been wiping ash off the plantation shutters every morning.

would sure like some of that Illinois or West Virginia rain.


Glad they are circling it and almost getting it under control.

And hope it doesn't get too close to yer Homestead there!

We have been having Thunderstorms most every day and night perhaps 5 or so days per week!

Thus far very few of them have been severe enough to be Tornado generating in nature. There have been a couple of doozies though, but most of the damage they did was NW and N of me, like here in the City at work.

Was probably a Microburst or Derecho that knocked down all these big Trees here some time ago.

Yes we don't need this much rain this often and would be happy to share it with you Westerners!

Today's storm blew over in 45 minutes and blue sky came out after that.
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By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 23, 2017 at 10:09 PM     
well, bummer. our Ac quit today. it's 89 in the house. UGH! It's the blower motor on the air handler in the attic, or the capacitor, I can hear it buzzing.

I hope we can get someone out in the next few days.. it's suppose to get hotter.
No. 252     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 24, 2017 at 5:42 AM     
Kari wrote:

well, bummer. our Ac quit today. it's 89 in the house. UGH! It's the blower motor on the air handler in the attic, or the capacitor, I can hear it buzzing.

I hope we can get someone out in the next few days.. it's suppose to get hotter.


Condenser fan motors burn out because the bearings wear out then the shaft seizes up.

Then they often make a loud buzzing sound until they burnout the fuse or breaker. It is usually the motor windings in them which are buzzing.

Or a transformer going bad.

I have replaced those motors before.
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By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 24, 2017 at 10:46 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Kari wrote:

well, bummer. our Ac quit today. it's 89 in the house. UGH! It's the blower motor on the air handler in the attic, or the capacitor, I can hear it buzzing.

I hope we can get someone out in the next few days.. it's suppose to get hotter.


Condenser fan motors burn out because the bearings wear out then the shaft seizes up.

Then they often make a loud buzzing sound until they burnout the fuse or breaker. It is usually the motor windings in them which are buzzing.

Or a transformer going bad.

I have replaced those motors before.


yep. the buzzing is all we are getting. My ex was an HVAC and refrigeration contractor. I picked up enough to know what is going on... wish I had picked up enough to know how to fix it. LOL It's got to be 100 plus in that attic.... I pity the tech who gets this one. They are a week out. argh! this is when I wish we had a pool in instead of that home theater ...... the cost was about the same at the time... double arghhhhhh!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jul 30, 2017 at 7:25 PM     
Over 2 1/2 weeks and the river is still flooded.

But it finally started going down some. It's about 2' lower than it was earlier in the week.

Island is still closed, as are portions of the Bike Path under 2 bridges, still 2-3' deep there.

The people's backyards are starting to dry out somewhat, or at least go down in level.

Groups of Ducks have set up camp and have taken over the lake in each persons back yard.

Been cool at night the last several nights, feels almost like Fall at night.

No rain until Wednesday, supposedly.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Aug 13, 2017 at 8:15 AM     
Late yesterday afternoon I went out to do a little maintenance on the Corvette. The sun was shining brightly, but it also started pouring the rain with the sun still shining brightly.

I have typically only experienced such downpours with the sun appearing clearly in the sky when in CA or HI.
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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM     
Just hot and sunny here now which is typical of August which is our hottest month in SoCal (I wish there was rain ... there was some thunder storms recently in the sunshine, but further out of the cities here/mountain and deserts).



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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Aug 16, 2017 at 10:28 PM     
Poured like Crazy this afternoon for 45 minutes then stopped 5 minutes before hopping on the bike to go to work.

But started 15 minutes before leaving McDs a little while ago so I got soaked. I just put the rain jacket on for the 10 minute ride.

Will likely get t storms again when I leave in the am.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Aug 17, 2017 at 7:46 AM     
Was pouring the rain here early this AM, but has stopped. At least for now.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 27, 2017 at 4:41 AM     
Well looks like the heatspell is over.

Today much milder, supposed to be in the 70's.

Then down to 44 tonight!

Will make sure and bring a jacket tonight! Us
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 7:49 PM     
Wow some really powerful Thunderstorms going on right now!:icon_eek: The strongest i've seen this year yet! I was wondering what happened, we seemed to have lucked out all Summer until now!

Lightning striking all kinds of objects here in the Downtown area.

Heard 4 "sizzles" in a row as lights blinked and lightning hit multiple times and or objects in the area.

It has rained on and off all day, starting at 1:30am last night. I Bicycled through it earlier today a few times.

The new Rain jacket works good, still using the Frogg Togg Pants though.

There parking lot here at the outdoor mall is flooded again.

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By:  tominsd62   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 15, 2017 at 10:57 PM     
Very hot outside today (95 degrees F). So late in the year to have it this hot. Fortunately, no wildfires nearby. I had been through a couple of them that were in the area. Very nerve-wracking. One time the fires came very close to where I worked and live.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 16, 2017 at 7:36 AM     
Got down to 38 last night!

Time to break out the Winter Jackets, Gloves, Hats, etc.
No. 263     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 16, 2017 at 9:45 AM     
Been unseasonably warm here for several days now. Rainy the last 3 days, but still warm. Many still running their air conditioners.

Today is an exceptionally nice and sunny day compared to the past 3 days. Becoming more sunny later in the week with expectations of back in the 70s by Friday.
No. 264     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 16, 2017 at 6:44 PM     
It has been like a Spring day here, and expected to be much warmer by the end of the week.

This is mid October in Michigan. But I can easily recall other such Indian summers.
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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 23, 2017 at 3:13 PM     
Excessive Heat Warning
Southwestern California
10 hours ago – National Weather Service

Today and Tuesday will be the hottest days with highs above 100 degrees for western valley and inland coastal areas ... communities in Orange County may exceed 95 degrees


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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 23, 2017 at 4:23 PM     
We have essentially had like 5 straight days here of like summer. Almost 80 degrees and driving around with the top down. I got a new tan

Today is a little different. Raining, and up to 3" is expected. But it still unseasonably warm, thus humid.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 23, 2017 at 7:14 PM     
Rained off and in all day Sunday.

Plunging down to 32 Tuesday night and the low to middle 30's for at least 4 nights.

Tomorrow I dig the hats and gloves out!
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 24, 2017 at 10:11 AM     
This AM's Michigan agricultural news reported that Michigan is predicted to have a warmer and dryer winter than typical.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 24, 2017 at 10:33 AM     
Non stop rain all day yesterday, last night, and today so far.

I installed 2 weather apps on my phone to keep better tabs on the weather this winter.

One from Accuweather and another from The Weather Channel.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 4, 2017 at 4:07 PM     
Gone are the Indian summer type days, but otherwise it has been like Spring around here.

Somewhat weird weather though. Cooler throughout day, warming up in late afternoon and sometimes getting warmer even at night.

This AM started out a little cold and overcast all day, thunderstorms moved in this afternoon, and now to the west the sun is shining brightly with most all other skies still overcast, but considerably warmer than it has been all day. And it is now evening.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 4, 2017 at 7:55 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:
Somewhat weird weather though. Cooler throughout day, warming up in late afternoon and sometimes getting warmer even at night.


I just got in from running into town for a few minutes. Here at 9:00 PM it is 6 degrees warmer than it was at noon today.
No. 272     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 5, 2017 at 4:48 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:
Somewhat weird weather though. Cooler throughout day, warming up in late afternoon and sometimes getting warmer even at night.


I just got in from running into town for a few minutes. Here at 9:00 PM it is 6 degrees warmer than it was at noon today.


I am up and at it early today to get in a gym workout before church, it is now 12 degrees warmer than it was at noon yesterday. But it is expected to reach into the 60s here today.

What happened to winter?

Being here in Michigan, I am sure she is coming. Eventually.
No. 273     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 5, 2017 at 4:05 PM     
Although it easily and quickly got into the 60s today, around 2:00 PM it became very overcast and we again experienced thundershowers and lightening. Got so dark you would have thought it was dusk. Rain and storms finally stopped, but it has stayed dark all afternoon. Still quite warm for November though. Just under 60 at the moment.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 8, 2017 at 4:28 PM     
Yesterday AM I was thinking winter finally got here. But today, despite all the negative reports from the weather guys all day, it was clear and sunny reaching the 50s. Right now, just outside the window near my PC, two of the neighbor girls are on the court playing tennis.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 8, 2017 at 4:52 PM     
Got down to 22 last night.

I picked all the remaining Tomatoes in the garden today, they seemed to have survived the frost.

But Thursday night is supposed to be just 16 degrees so I plucked them all before then.

Snow predicted Saturday night turning into rain by morning.

We did see a few minutes of snow last week but it quickly turned to rain.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:42 PM     
Wow they changed it, now going down to 12 tonight!

It will be nippy leave work tonight!
No. 277     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM     
Yesterday was a mixture of everything.

Cold in the AM to by the afternoon appearing to be going to make a stab at the 50s. It was considerably windy all day, making it feel colder. By evening it was cold.

Only 20 degrees right now this AM, and not expected to get much warmer throughout the day by more than a couple degrees.

But after this cold weekend, the forecast indicates back in the 40s on Monday, warming up all the way to being back in the 50s by Thursday/Friday.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 10, 2017 at 9:25 PM     
Well after last night's and this morning's Arctic blast we are returning back to somewhat more normal temperatures.

I can't believe I saw people the last few days wearing shorts, and tons of them still wearing gym shoes.

One woman tonight that got on the bus had gym shoes with no socks on.

:icon_eek:

This morning the wind was whipping up pretty good bringing wind chills down to 0 degrees.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 13, 2017 at 7:28 AM     
Considerably warmer here this AM. Big change from this past Friday by 20+ degrees.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 15, 2017 at 8:14 PM     
I just got in from attending another class this evening.

It is well after 9PM, and although raining and windy, temp is just shy of 50 degrees.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM     
Snowing and raining the last hour.

Rained all last night and this morning.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 2:46 PM     
It is like a Spring a day here. Warm but pouring the rain.
No. 283     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 6:45 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

It is like a Spring a day here. Warm but pouring the rain.


Well, winter may finally be here. I have been out and about most all day with it simply pouring the rain.

But big change from earlier today. After sunset it got considerably cooler, down to 33 degrees. It became very overcast, rain turned to heavy wet snow flakes coming down so heavy that between the sun being down, heavy overcast, and the snow, almost could not see to drive.

The real heavy snow has somewhat subsided, but wet snow is coming down pretty good and she is starting to accumulate. Earlier she was melting away as soon as she hit ground.
No. 284     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 8:55 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Snowing and raining the last hour.

Rained all last night and this morning.


It changed into all Snow when I went to the Library heading North.

Wind & Snow stinging me in the face all the way, lol.

It definitely woke me up!

No accumulation though.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 19, 2017 at 8:51 AM     
What snow that had accumulated here disappeared as the snow turned back to rain.

Forecast for the next two days has the temps back to pushing 50.
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By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Nov 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM     
It is supposed to get in the 90's here next week.



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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 20, 2017 at 6:18 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

What snow that had accumulated here disappeared as the snow turned back to rain.

Forecast for the next two days has the temps back to pushing 50.


Well, at a little after 7AM that so called "warm wave" is not here yet.

Only 30 at the moment, but is supposed to hit at least 45 today.
No. 288     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 20, 2017 at 12:29 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

What snow that had accumulated here disappeared as the snow turned back to rain.

Forecast for the next two days has the temps back to pushing 50.


Well, at a little after 7AM that so called "warm wave" is not here yet.

Only 30 at the moment, but is supposed to hit at least 45 today.


Well, she blew past 45 easily before noon. Almost 50. Is a beautiful day and tomorrow is forecast to be warmer yet with clear skies most of the day. May get a little rain.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM     
We got another Polar Vortex last night, was only 17 degrees this morning and a little windy.

My hands were going numb biking to McD's this morning! I had rag wool "glomitts" on but they do nothing to stop the wind from blowing right through them.

Walmart had no mittens, only gloves.

I did wear long undies, face ski mask, 2 pair of wool socks, so the rest of me was warm, just not the hands!

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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 5:51 PM     
We are having some weird weather. Early today when I was out and about it was only 30 degrees. Now here after sunset it is 40 degrees, and forecast to be pushing 50 the next two days followed by several days of at least in the 40s.
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By:  tominsd62   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 5:55 PM     
In the 90s where I am today. Some Thanksgiving!
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 12:09 AM     
Easily went well into the 50s today. In fact it is 50 degrees here right now at 1 AM.
No. 293     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Was unseasonably warm yesterday and will be for most of the next week.
No. 294     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 7:41 AM     
Almost 50 degrees already here this AM as I head out to the gym. And it is only around 8:30 AM.
No. 295     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 1:34 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Almost 50 degrees already here this AM as I head out to the gym. And it is only around 8:30 AM.


Well, despite the temp supposedly up there, it became overcast and windy by noon thus feeling much cooler with the wind chill factored in there.
No. 296     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 1:41 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Almost 50 degrees already here this AM as I head out to the gym. And it is only around 8:30 AM.


Well, despite the temp supposedly up there, it became overcast and windy by noon thus feeling much cooler with the wind chill factored in there.


But by Tuesday, we are forecast to be pushing 60!
No. 297     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM     
It was cold early this AM. 30 degrees, but the sun was shining beautifully. I went for a short walk, met and talked a little with a beautiful lady also out for a walk.
No. 298     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 26, 2017 at 9:05 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

It was cold early this AM. 30 degrees, but the sun was shining beautifully. I went for a short walk, met and talked a little with a beautiful lady also out for a walk.


Again, weird weather. It stayed below freezing all day.

But I am out and about here now at 10PM, and it is 40 degrees. Despite the slight breeze, it is quite comfortable with just a light jacket.

Supposed to get into the 40s Monday, and be pushing 60 by Tuesday.
No. 299     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 27, 2017 at 5:52 PM     
Survivor698 wrote
Supposed to get into the 40s Monday, and be pushing 60 by Tuesday.


We got just shy of 50 today. Supposed to get warmer throughout the night and get up to at least 58 tomorrow.
No. 300     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 64   on  Nov 27, 2017 at 6:02 PM     
85 down here in the DR. Fairly humid also.
No. 301     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 27, 2017 at 7:28 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

85 down here in the DR. Fairly humid also.


I must have missed that you went back. Be safe.
No. 302     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 8:19 AM     
At 9AM it was already 50, and they have changed the forecast to exceeding 60 today.
No. 303     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 64   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 10:04 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Stormchaser wrote:

85 down here in the DR. Fairly humid also.


I must have missed that you went back. Be safe.


Only back for a few days.

Mornings are quite nice here but afternoons and evenings are very, very warm...even hot. But I ended up having an apartment unit with AIR CONDITIONING in the bedroom!!!


Got a newsletter from Michigan's UP a week or so back. In October they experienced a 60 degree drop in temperature in a 4-week period. Wow!
No. 304     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 1:41 AM     
Well the Indian Summer seems to be over. Snowing out right now, just flurries. NOAA said nothing about snow tonight, but this is Chicago.

Been windy all day and still is. Glad I wore the long underwear and face ski mask! When Bicycling in this weather you sure need it!

No. 305     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 5:50 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Well the Indian Summer seems to be over. Snowing out right now, just flurries.


Same here. Finally experiencing winter like temps. Not much in the way of snow.
No. 306     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 8:33 PM     
Finally cold enough that both the ski resorts just down the road are now making snow.
No. 307     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 8:42 PM     
School here is closed tomorrow because they say its gonna start snowing in morning. So my son gets a 3 day weekend. He don't mind though lol.
No. 308     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 9:33 PM     
There was a half inch of snow on the ground this morning after I left work so I had to be careful riding the road bike. The tires have little traction, mostly smooth in the middle.

I slowed down, especially going downhill.

I made it home without wiping out.

Last time I checked the weather yesterday it said no snow until Friday.
No. 309     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 3:02 AM     
Was watching a program on TV at work during lunch called, "Railroad Alaska".

The RR track workers use 155mm Howitzer Artillery Cannons using shells with explosive warheads in order to, "create" man-made Avalanches in Avalanche prone areas.

Once they successfully created an Avalanche by firing shells into the snowpack on the Mountainside, it buried the RR Tracks 30' deep! :icon_eek:

They then used heavy equipment to remove all the snow from the RR Tracks. They said if an Avalanche occurred naturally when a Train was rolling through it would have killed people on the Train and likely derailed the Train as well.

Looks like a fun job. :icon_eek:

Bet they hire Military Veterans who actually were in Artillery Divisions when in the Service.
No. 310     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 3:13 AM     
16 degrees out right now going down to 14.

With the wind chill it is currently 5 degrees. It is even lower when Bicycling! :icon_eek:

I have been wearing a full faced Ski Mask for this kind of weather.

Also wearing long underwear and 2 pairs of Wool Socks with insulated work boots.
No. 311     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 3:18 AM     
First they said 1" of Snow late Friday night.

Now they have changed it to 3" of Snow.

Will have to air up the tires on that new Mountain Bike and switch over to that! Walmart does not air up the tires fully, only a little to make them "look" puffy.

Once you sit down on it and try riding you see how low they really are on air.

They have done this with every single bike I have purchased there.

Even when I have requested they air the tires up so I can ride it home they never add enough air.

Guess they are afraid of blowing them out.
No. 312     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 6:35 AM     
Well Its snowing in Louisiana this morning. I didnt believe it would snow but it is. It rarely ever snows in Louisiana. This is like the third time I recall seeing it in all 51 yrs of living. My cat was on the porch screaming this morning because he didnt know what was happening. I opened the door and he came flying inside. lol. I fed him and tried to let him go back outside but he wasnt having it. lol He wouldn't go. He has never seen snow beucase since his birth it has never snowed. So he seemed a bit uneasy. Anyway,we are having a white christmas after all.
No. 313     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 8:41 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

First they said 1" of Snow late Friday night.

Now they have changed it to 3" of Snow.

Will have to air up the tires on that new Mountain Bike and switch over to that! Walmart does not air up the tires fully, only a little to make them "look" puffy.

Once you sit down on it and try riding you see how low they really are on air.

They have done this with every single bike I have purchased there.

Even when I have requested they air the tires up so I can ride it home they never add enough air.

Guess they are afraid of blowing them out.


I have one of those little slide air pumps that attaches to the bike or you can carry in a backpack/bag.

I also have a device that connects to the small CO2 cartridges same as you use in a pellet gun or paintball gun. The device allows you to inflate a tire with those. Have never tried it. Simply a tool in the bag. Came with a nice case that holds the device and a couple cartridges.

And I also have a pocket size AC/DC air pump that will even air up a vehicle tire given enough time. But of course you need a source of electricity to operate it.
No. 314     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 10:15 AM     
No snow here other than what the ski slopes are pumping out.

We had some flurries yesterday, but nothing accumulated. All gone this AM. Skies clear and blue with sun shining brightly.

We have had some heavy winds though for the past 3 days or so now. Took some power lines downs locally.
No. 315     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 7:39 PM     
I saw on the Weather channel this morning much of Mexico and South Texas was due to have a Snowstorm.

Looks like it's in the southeastern States now.
No. 316     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 9:28 PM     
Just looked out the window here at McD's. Snowing out.
No. 317     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 8, 2017 at 10:34 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

No snow here other than what the ski slopes are pumping out.


They lost some of their base this afternoon when the winds stopped and it got above freezing. In fact, I just drove past one of the slopes just minutes ago. Even though still above freezing, it appeared they were preparing to make snow. It is supposed to get down into the 20s overnight. Actually was forecast to already be down in the 20s, but stayed above freezing all afternoon and long into the evening.

We are not really forecast to get much snow. Less than 30% chance for the weekend and going into next week.
No. 318     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 12:12 AM     
2,000 mile stretch of Snow from Maine to Lousiana. Up to 15" in spots!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/09/northeast-braces-for-heavy-snowfall.html
No. 319     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM     
The Snow we received here in Chicago is a separate storm from the one that is pounding the East coast.

Ours is called an, "Alberta Clipper".

We are due to have yet another one of these Sunday night into Monday.

This forecast covers the Nation.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/clipper-storms-to-coat-roads-in-midwestern-us-with-snow-through-the-weekend/70003505
No. 320     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 11:41 AM     
I did not get to bed until like 4AM. To my surprise when I arose just a couple hours later to sounds of someone outside my front door and looked out, there was an accumulation of snow on the ground.

The groundskeeper was out early clearing my sidewalks and entrance patio.
No. 321     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 11:51 AM     
We got maybe a half inch to an inch. Melting pretty quickly now. I just rode through it on the new Mountain Bike, which has great traction in Snow so far due to the chunky knobby tires.
No. 322     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 6:06 PM     
We got more than enough to cause my electricity to be out hrs and hrs then when I got it back on the darn internet went out right after I posted one post in here. It was out the rest of that day, all night, and most of today. I was mad. But the kids made large snowman. My car door was frozen closed and I couldn't open it. I use to like the snow but after this round I hate it
No. 323     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 9:05 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

We got more than enough to cause my electricity to be out hrs and hrs then when I got it back on the darn internet went out right after I posted one post in here. It was out the rest of that day, all night, and most of today. I was mad. But the kids made large snowman. My car door was frozen closed and I couldn't open it. I use to like the snow but after this round I hate it


Maybe you need to move farther South?
No. 324     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 10:19 PM     
I am south. If I move anymore south I will be in the gulf of mexico. Snow is rare here and after the problems it cause me, I do not want to see it again.
No. 325     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Dec 9, 2017 at 10:36 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

I am south. If I move anymore south I will be in the gulf of mexico. Snow is rare here and after the problems it cause me, I do not want to see it again.
Absolutely, i know exactly where you are.

On the positive side I hope this cold front killed off a lot of Mosquitos,Horse Fly's and anything else that was vulnerable to
a freeze.

Been a long time since this has been seen in yer neck of Gulf Coast, "TCG
No. 326     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Dec 10, 2017 at 3:55 AM     
yes and I guess since we rarely see snow my state wasn't really prepared for the troubles it caused.
No. 327     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 10, 2017 at 8:47 AM     
More snow this AM. Guess I am gonna have to give in and swap out the performance tires on a vehicle for something more appropriate. Winter finally got here.

Could go buy a new truck, I guess.
No. 328     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 10, 2017 at 9:52 AM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

yes and I guess since we rarely see snow my state wasn't really prepared for the troubles it caused.


The southern states generally don't have road salt, only sand for "some" traction.

That is why when they do get ice storms they can sometimes be horrendous!
No. 329     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 12, 2017 at 4:37 AM     
I drove down to near Detroit last evening for a Krav Maga class. It was not snowing here when I left nor the roads bad. My daughter happened to call me early into the drive. I mentioned to her I was headed to Krav. She commented are you sure want to be on the roads tonight stating that the Detroit area was under a winter advisory. I simply replied nothing up this way at the moment. I trekked on and at about the halfway point it was a totally different story. The freeway was very icy and snow covered. Tuned the radio to a Detroit station which provided a forecast of up to 4 inches by 2 AM. Traffic slowed to a crawl with vehicles off in the ditches all over the place, but I continued on.

A couple hours later heading back home it was much worse. Likely as bad of roads or worse than I encountered all of last winter. But I got home with no incident. Was inclined to stop and help others along the way, but it appeared help was already there each time. When I got about 20 minutes from home it was a very different story. Locally we were experiencing nothing like what I just drove out of. Some snow coming down but roads simply wet with temps at like 32.

When I got out and about before 5 AM this morning it was obvious we had got some snow during my brief sleep. Temps at 22 with not taking into account the currents winds of which it is pretty windy this morning. The wet roads from last night are now ice under the snow. But it appears salt trucks have already been on the job with roads not all that bad until I got into town where I stopped and had some breakfast. Appears nothing done to the roads yet within the city limits.
No. 330     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 12, 2017 at 12:22 PM     
They were saying we were supposed to get 1-3" of Snow last night.

Got down to 13 degrees.

This morning when I opened the door to put the garbage can up by the road there was only about a half inch out there.

We are supposed to get more Snow tonight though, and more cold temps.

My right fingers got pretty numb bicycling to McD's just now.

These ragg wool mittens do nothing for keeping the cold out.

Can't wait for the Mittens to arrive soon so I can snug these wool babies into them. That should do the trick!

I donned the Italian Wool undershirt over the thin long undershirt synthetic base layer and a thick wool sweater o er all that.

Then a hooded sweatshirt, and finally the leather jacket.

A full ski mask too.

2 pairs of wool socks and the new insulated work boots.

(Not enough snow on the ground to bother with the snow boots, of which I have 2 different pairs ready to go).

So everything was toasty except my right fingers! Took awhile to warm them up here in McD's. :help:
No. 331     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 12, 2017 at 1:08 PM     
20 right now here going down to 13 tonight.

Saw the neighbor behind me lying down in the snow trying to get his pipes unfrozen underneath his mobile home again. He will never learn. He is always fooling with them.

In this weather the trick is, use electrical heating tape wrapped around the pipes, then insulation over them, then let the water trickle just in case!

And seal off the underskirting, that guy just leaves the access panels open and any animal can get in under there too.
No. 332     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 12, 2017 at 1:18 PM     
17 here right now. Not sure what it is with the wind factor, but the winds are really blowing today.

I just got back in and it is cold. Often takes a lot for me to admit such, for I am one that enjoys such weather.
No. 333     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 12, 2017 at 9:08 PM     
The real feel temperature is much colder than the actual temperature last few weeks. Although 20 right now Accuweather says it "feels like" 16, and later tonight going down to 14 but will, "feel like" 9.

The Snow starts in 40 minutes here. But we are just on the edge of it and expected to get only 1" of Snow tonight.

Lower MI and much of WI are getting up to 6" of Snow.

https://accuweather.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/550c1af/2147483647/thumbnail/604x340%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faccuweather-bsp.s3.amazonaws.com%2F2e%2F3c%2F5e260d834960aa4be392d91f243e%2Fstatic-clipper-snowfall-map-3-pm.jpg
No. 334     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 13, 2017 at 7:27 AM     
Yes, the snow is coming down here in lower Michigan for sure right now. Many local schools announced closings last night or early this AM. Seems many are "babies" here any more when it snows. It was a big deal in the news chastising Detroit area for just about shutting down Tuesday after the Monday night snow.

The only thing I really desire to get out and about for is the gym. I am some what addicted to that. I have been getting text messages since before 8 AM from female friends that typically work suggesting we get together today because they are not working today. I have heard from two already. LOL.
No. 335     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 13, 2017 at 9:27 AM     
I did get out and about after breakfast. Roads are no where near as bad as predicted. They were much worse Monday night. I cannot believe so many jumped the gun and closed for the day or did not go to work.

Anyway, I committed to a furnace/AC job today. Got out and around and took care of everything I need for that. Now just waiting on them.
No. 336     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 13, 2017 at 1:22 PM     
Well, although not immediately apparent, I guess it is expected to get bad here yet this evening. The list of local activities cancelled/closed is growing. I just got a text that my Wednesday night Holy Land/Israel class has been cancelled for this evening. I am going to go hit the gym I guess.
No. 337     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 13, 2017 at 9:11 PM     
We missed all the snow, none!

It had rained lightly just before I left for work that's it. I missed that though too.
No. 338     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 14, 2017 at 8:20 AM     
It is 10 below here this AM with the wind chill factor. I was out and about early. Went to breakfast this AM. Typically head to the gym afterwards, but still have another Furnace/AC job on the agenda for today.

We did get dumped on good yesterday evening. Started about 3 PM or thereabouts and snow just kept coming down all evening. I went to the gym at 6 PM and people not handling the snow well. Good thing was, only a handful of us at the gym. Easily got in a full workout and then some. Did some extra with the place fairly empty and every piece of equipment readily available.

Biggest issue on the roads was with those with rear wheel drive cars or light weight trucks. They simply were not going any where unless they had weighted the back of the vehicle. They see the front wheel drives running circles around them in this stuff and think they should be able to do the same, resulting in them being in accidents, in the ditch, sitting facing the wrong way on the road, sliding backwards down the inclines, etc..

Pretty much the same with the 4 wheel drive folks. Although great for deep snow, they do not do well on ice. It is the rear wheel drive and 4 wheel drive vehicles seen in the ditches. Front wheel drives doing just fine running circles around others.
No. 339     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 14, 2017 at 10:54 PM     
All this activity with furnaces this week resulted in my own having to essentially be rebuilt today. The pre-combustion blower was making a lot of noise the very first day she was fired up a couple weeks ago. She had quieted considerably since, but still did not sound right. Upon pulling her apart this afternoon she had a huge bee nest inside. That had to be cleaned out. Upon further inspection a much more serious situation was found. The exchanger was close to being rusted through in more than one location. That can result in a serious safety issue. Replaced the exchanger with a new one.

One might ask with that big of an issue found and the age of the furnace why not just replace the entire furnace. It is really not that excessive of a financial outlay to do it yourself. But the location of this furnace makes such a job a difficult and huge task. It appears as if she was sit in place before construction of the home was complete.

In well less than two hours she had a new exchanger installed. Likely would have been an all day job to replace the entire furnace. Especially if one of the exact dimension is no longer readily available resulting in ductwork refab also. I have ran into such with previous furnace installations. Along with greater efficiency they have also become much smaller.
No. 340     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 14, 2017 at 11:03 PM     
Was 12 degrees this morning Bicycling home, likely below zero with the wind chill and me moving on the bike wind in my face.

All this Winter gear sure came in handy! The Leather Swedish Military Surplus Mittens that are almost 50 years old kept my fingers warm and toasty with their thin wool lining.

Still only wearing one thin pair of long underwear rather than 2. 2 layers is for the sub zero weather yet to come.

I did need to wear my full fledged ski face mask this morning. When warmer I just fold the edges up and wear it like a regular hat.

I still have yet to try out the real Silver Fox/Leather bomber's cap I ordered last summer.
No. 341     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 22, 2017 at 11:42 AM     
I was out the door and on my way to the gym somewhat earlier than typical this AM. The snow started coming down really heavy. By the time I got to the gym she had quit as suddenly as it started. But I have heard we have snowstorm headed our way, and I thought it was here. Apparently not.
No. 342     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 23, 2017 at 9:11 AM     
We haven't really had any snow to speak of here yet. Sunny right now without a cloud in the sky.

Sunday night that will change. They are now predicting 1-3" of snow here so we will get a white Christmas afterall.

It will then get very cold freezing it all and causing slippery conditions.

Tuesday's high is only supposed to be 11 degrees with -1 with the wind chill.
No. 343     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 23, 2017 at 6:23 PM     
Well as usual with Chicago area weather they changed it again. Now the Snow will start at 6am Sunday morning and Snow all day until 6pm.

Plus they upped the ante now to 2-4".

Just now before I got on the Train to head to work I was freezing from home to the Train station!

The Bicycle lock was frozen again and was refusing to open up grrh. I carry a small can of lock deicer in my coat pocket for just such and occasion and she opened up after a few sprays into the lock.

Will have to thoroughly flush out the lock when I get to work with some spray lubricant.
No. 344     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 23, 2017 at 6:26 PM     
Was 22 degrees out pedaling to the Train station.

I had to buy a cup of coffee out of the machine once I got there to thaw out!

22 is more like 5 or 10 when pedaling and the wind is blowing on you.

I did wear the full face ski mask this trip.

Tuesday it is supposed to be bitterly cold with a high of only 11 and -1 with the wind chill.

I think i'll throw one of those military surplus extreme cold weather face masks into the backpack for that and try it out.

I will look like Jason from Halloween but oh well.
No. 345     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 12:14 AM     
Christmas Eve, Day storm to develop into travel-snarling nor'easter in New England

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/christmas-eve-day-storm-to-develop-into-travel-snarling-noreaster-in-new-england/70003633


Merging storms will spread accumulating snow and slippery travel from the central Appalachians to New England, before evolving into a potent nor'easter on Christmas Day.

A storm from the Midwest and a storm along the Atlantic coast are forecast to converge on the northeastern United States by early next week.

"Enough snow to shovel and plow is likely from western and northern Pennsylvania and southern Ontario to Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson



Snow will spread into the central Appalachians later Sunday evening, then northeastward across New York state, northern New Jersey and much of New England later Sunday night into Christmas morning.

Highways that are likely to be the most affected by the storm include Interstate 70, I-76, I-78, I-80, I-81, I-84, I-86, I-88, I-89, I-90, I-87, I-93, I-95 and I-390. Expect delays due to slippery runways and deicing operations at Pittsburgh, New York City and Boston.

From just north and east of Philadelphia to New York City, Providence, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, just enough snow may fall to cover the ground, just in time for a White Christmas.

Farther south and west from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., little or no snow is likely. Little or no rain may fall as well due to a gap in the storm.

Snow to create slippery travel from Colorado to Ohio just before Christmas Day

Which parts of the US can expect a white Christmas this year?

Only a light amount of snow seems likely from parts of western Virginia and central Maryland to central and southeastern Pennsylvania, where snowfall will end by daybreak Christmas morning.

However, in areas from central and northeastern New York state to central and northern New England, a substantial snowstorm will unfold that may hinder travel to church services and visits by distant friends and relatives for Christmas Day.



Rain may mix with snow in Boston briefly before changing over to snow, which can cut down accumulations in the city and on south across the Cape and Islands. Cities that have the potential to receive 6 inches of snow or more from the storm include Albany, New York; Worcester, Massachusetts; Rutland, Vermont; Concord, New Hampshire; and Portland, Maine.

"Only if the Midwest part of the storm tracks farther south and both storms merge at a fast pace may a few inches accumulate farther south over coastal New York state, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Maryland and farther to the southeast over Pennsylvania," according to AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.



"Regardless, as the storm strengthens, winds will increase enough to cause blowing and drifting snow, where a couple of inches or more snow has fallen," Anderson said.

There is the possibility of blizzard conditions in areas of heavy snow across Maine where winds will likely be the strongest.

The westerly wind behind the storm will push enough cold air across the warm Great Lakes to bring lake-effect snow, especially for the southern tier of western New York and in the Adirondacks.

For parts of northern New York state and central and northern New England, this storm will follow a storm that brought snow and ice from the start of the holiday weekend. Where the power is knocked out by ice from the first storms, crews may have difficulty getting power restored to all areas, before the new storm on Sunday night and Christmas Day.

Arctic air will press in behind the storm and may cause temperatures to fall during Christmas Day. Any surfaces that became wet may freeze. Temperatures during much of next week will be below average.

There is the potential for a substantial snowstorm to hit the Northeast prior to the end of the year. AccuWeather will continue to provide updates on the storms and blasts of arctic air on the way into the new year.
No. 346     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 12:28 AM     
No. 347     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 5:26 AM     
We have some sparse snow on the ground. Not enough to really make for a white Christmas.

A brisk 18 degrees out, but for some reason feels warmer than that.
No. 348     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 6:23 AM     
Oh wow did they change it.

Looks like the Polar Express is going to pay us a visit Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday night.

2, 1 & 6 degrees standing air temperature respectively.

-12 below wind chills Monday night!

With temperatures that low all the snow we are supposed to get today will freeze solid.

Time to break out the heavy duty cold weather gear for that! Multiple layers of long underwear, 2 pairs of Wool socks, etc.

Will have to dig my Snorkel Hood Parka out too.

Am working extra hours during the Holidays as usual and on my day off 8 hours.
No. 349     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 7:29 AM     
Just starting to Snow here finally at 7:30am.

No. 350     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 7:34 AM     
Wind Chill temps here could go down to -20 below zero Teusday evening NOAA is saying.

No. 351     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 7:37 AM     
No. 352     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 7:47 AM     
I think Tuesday i'll wear the SnoPac insulated winter snow boots I got from Walmart last Winter/early spring when they were closing them out.

I have to go to work for 8 hours Tuesday morning so it will be brutally cold then from Monday night.

Even more so Tuesday night, but i'll be off then and at home.
No. 353     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 8:25 AM     
It is good this is snowfall is happening on a Sunday and not during a morning rush hour during the week.

Every year here with the first few snowfalls people are not acclimated or used to driving in snow yet.

So as a result they drive much faster than they should in snowy/icy conditions, and brake without leaving more stopping distance in front of them.

That causes far more accidents in the beginning of every Winter until they get used to driving in the snow and ice.

There will still be lots of accidents out there on the roads today because many people will be doing last minute Christmas shopping.

I'll be taking the Bicycle & Train so it won't matter to me! (As long as I stay clear of the roads!)

I'll be slowing down on the Mountain Bike as well. It should do well in today's snow though considering we're only getting 2-4" of it.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday night with it being so cold it will cause all the roads to freeze up solid. But as long as it is a dry ice it shouldn't be too slippery. The wet glaze ice is the worst.
No. 354     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 8:26 AM     
No. 355     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 8:47 AM     
Just looked at one of the Video cameras and thought I saw a Jogger. I regularly see someone jogging on the RR's access road next to our facility.

But when I looked outside there was a Male Buck Deer standing waiting for cars to pass by on the main road.

Once he thought it was safe and no more cars were approaching he darted across the road to the other side.

Just a large field belonging to some other business across the street so he must be going for his morning Breakfast before the grass is all covered with snow.

The snow is sticking real fast and our parking lot is almost completely covered in snow, won't be long.
No. 356     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 6:52 PM     
We have been getting dumped on all day. Have a white Christmas for sure now.

I just got back home. Do not think I am venturing back out this evening.

Waiting on family that was here from out of town to let me know they are back home safe. They should have just stayed the night, but they have to be somewhere else early Christmas morning. And then back here again in the afternoon. I feel for them. Especially in this weather. The roads have a tendency to get much worse down their way south of Pontiac and on down near the Detroit suburbs.
No. 357     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 9:30 PM     
The Snow kinda fizzled out here.

Only about 1.5", not anywhere near the 2-4" they had predicted.
No. 358     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 7:21 AM     
I am not sure how much snow we got, it was a good bit.

Grounds crews were here at like 1:30 AM cleaning the sidewalks and parking lots.
No. 359     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 9:38 AM     
10 degrees out right now.

Dropping down to -2 tonight with wind chill values as low as -25 below zero!

-3 tomorrow night too.
No. 360     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 9:40 AM     
Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Chicago IL
313 AM CST Mon Dec 25 2017

...Bitterly cold temperatures with dangerous wind chills arriving
tonight...

ILZ003>006-008-011-012-251715-
/O.CON.KLOT.WC.Y.0001.171226T0600Z-171226T1800Z/
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-De Kalb-Kane-
313 AM CST Mon Dec 25 2017

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON CST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15 below zero to 25
below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Illinois, the
coldest conditions north of Interstate 88.

* WHEN...From late Monday night to late morning Tuesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.
No. 361     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 5:48 AM     
-3 below right now. With a real feel temp of -15 below zero.
That's about as cold As it will get and warming up to 10 degrees today.
No. 362     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM     
We got more snow. In fact when I got out and about yesterday, it appeared the 1AM sidewalk and parking lot cleaning had not even been done. I think the winds had more to do with it though than the amount of snow still coming down. It was windy. They were back at like 3:30AM this morning removing snow again.

As far as the roads yesterday, they were bad. Only appeared as if some intersections right in town had been plowed and salted, but most the roads left as they were all day.

We had some family not make it to our Christmas gathering due to the roads and weather. Some needed to be picked up at the Detroit airport, a couple went after them, and never made it back for dinner either. They did not get into accidents, simply huge delays.

There was other family that I felt would never drive in the weather and road conditions we had yesterday, thus I stopped by to pick them up on my way to the dinner. I had been trying to call them with no answer. Figured they were busy getting ready and went on by anyway. To my surprise they were not there. Turns out they did drive themselves. I have seen them stay shut in for a week over much less snow.
No. 363     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:27 AM     
3 to 5' of snow to hit east of Lake Erie and Ontario by Wednesday!

Records are being broken.

Feet of lake-effect snow to bury Great Lakes during final week of 2017
By Brett Rathbun, AccuWeather meteorologist
December 26, 2017, 8:42:23 AM EST

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/feet-of-lake-effect-snow-to-bury-great-lakes-during-final-week-of-2017/70003646

A plunge of arctic air will set up significant lake-effect snowfall for parts of the Great Lakes into midweek.

Following the Christmas snowstorm across the northeastern United States, a multi-day lake-effect snow event will bring the heaviest snowfall so far this season across the Great Lakes.

The very cold air moving over the warm waters of the Great Lakes will set the stage for bands of heavy snow.



The heaviest bands of snow developed downwind of lakes Erie and Ontario on Christmas Day, where multiple feet of snow has already fallen.

Erie, Pennsylvania, received 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, which shattered the previous daily record of 8.1 inches set in 2002. This also set the all-time snowfall record for any one day by 14 inches. The previous daily snowfall record was 20 inches on November 22, 1956. Through December 25, Erie has received 73 inches of snow, the most snow for the month of December on record, surpassing the previous record of 66.9 inches in 1989.

The most intense bands will continue off lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario into Wednesday.

Snow bands will be their most intense into Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall rates may reach 5 to 6 inches per hour at times.

RELATED:
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“The heavy accumulation of snow along with near-whiteout conditions will make for difficult, if not impossible travel,” Travis said.

An occasional rumble of thunder with the snow cannot be ruled out.

Gusty winds within these bands will lead to blowing and drifting snow.

Snowfall totals will exceed a foot in some locations. Areas downwind of lakes Erie and Ontario could reach 5 feet by Wednesday.



Those driving on interstates 75, 81, 86, 90, 94 and 196 will want to allow for extra travel time.

It is possible that the heavy snow could shut down sections of Interstate 90 between Cleveland and Buffalo, as well as Interstate 81 between Syracuse and Watertown, New York.

Speed restrictions are already in place on the interstates in northwestern Pennsylvania.

“From Wednesday into Thursday, a large area of high pressure will gradually shut off the lake-effect snow as drier air moves in,” Travis said.

Cleanup efforts throughout and after the snow will be difficult with air temperatures well below freezing. Failure to dress warmly when outside can lead to cold-related illnesses, such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Another storm may near the Great Lakes just prior to New Year’s Day bringing additional snowfall to the area.
No. 364     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Finally got out and about and off to the gym. Roads are slippery but have been cleared of the majority of snow. It is very cold though. Like minus 3 degrees not taking the wind chill into account.
No. 365     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:35 AM     
I opted to leave the Military surplus extreme cold weather face mask at home thinking it was not cold enough for that, which it isn't.

The full fledged face ski mask I got at Dollar General awhile back for only .99 is quite sufficient when combined with the Snorkel Hood Parka I am wearing. That hood keeps the wind and any snow coming down such as during Blizzard conditions off of your face.

Plus it tends to keep a pocket of warm air right in front of your face rather than the wind hitting it directly.
No. 366     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:43 AM     
This morning at the Bus/Train station I stopped in the coffee shop and the Woman who works there whom I know as well as a Man standing there talking to her who was waiting for a Bus said to me, "You're not out riding in this are you!?!?!"

I said, "Yes, but you have to know how to dress for it!!!"

I then proceeded to name off everything I was wearing...

1. Swisstech Snorkel Hood Parka.

2. Thick German Military Surplus 100% Wool Commando Sweater.

3. Thick Italian Military Surplus 100% wool long undershirt.

4. 1 thin synthetic base layer long undershirt.

5. Full faced acyrlic ski mask from Dollar General just .99.

6. Thin tactical pants.

7. 2 pairs of thin base layer synthetic long underwear from Walmart.

8. I pair of conventional cotton underwear.

9. 1 pair of Dutch Military Surplus Wool socks.

10. 1 Pair of thick 55% wool blend socks from Walmart.

11. 1 Pair of SnoPac type insulated boots from Walmart.

12. 1 Pair of Swedish Military Surplus Leather mittens with thin wool lining.

13. 1 pair of wool Glomitts to fit inside the above.
No. 367     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:45 AM     
No. 368     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:48 AM     
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:49 AM     
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:51 AM     
No. 371     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 9:53 AM     
Looking at the snow again I think we got a little more the other day than I thought, about 2-2.5" or so.
No. 372     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM     
BF -- Thanks for useful information. Please stay warm! (this to everyone in colder climates)!

It was 40 degrees when I woke and I am hoping my transplanting (gardening) efforts do not fail (I've not planted this late in the season before, but had hurt my knee and want this done before surgery [scheduling tomorrow for 2-3 weeks out] and the winter rain).

It will be 81 degrees on Thursday (shock)!

Again please stay warm all!

No. 373     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM     
We are not expected to see any kind of “heatwave” until Friday. And the high for that day is forecast to only be 20.

Highest it got today was 9 degrees not taking the windchill factor into account. Which makes it feel considerably colder. Personally I like it, but I feel for my elderly family whom struggle to deal with it.
No. 374     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:38 AM     
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is currently -15 degrees below zero!!! :icon_eek:

And thats the standing air temperature not the wind chill!

It exceeded NOAA's expectations by 10 degrees!

This is the kind of cold you can spit on the sidewalk and watch it freeze as it rolls into little iceballs as it bounces down th sidewalk!

That's 47 degrees below freezing bubba!
No. 375     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 9:48 AM     
Shivering just hearing this (stay indoors as much as possible, hot chocolate or apple cider and mittens. I wear ear muffs even here if the weather drops below 50). Warm thoughts sent your way from CA!

No. 376     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is currently -15 degrees below zero!!!


It was below zero here this AM without the windchill factored in, but not quite that cold.

It is 10 degrees now and that feels like a heatwave.
No. 377     Reply: Re: Todays Weather has warmed to a balmy 4   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM     
It has warmed up to a balmy 4 degrees as of 1:30pm.
No. 378     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 1:34 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Shivering just hearing this (stay indoors as much as possible, hot chocolate or apple cider and mittens. I wear ear muffs even here if the weather drops below 50). Warm thoughts sent your way from CA!



Oh trust me we've been drinking plenty of hot chocolate at work lol!

No. 379     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 1:45 PM     
I got off the train at midnight last night. It was -4 then.
I opted not to wear the thick German wool commando sweater for the trip home being it was a bit too hot for bicycling with all the other layers I was wearing.
No. 380     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:38 PM     
No. 381     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:40 PM     
Looks like 1" of Snow tomorrow.

No. 382     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:42 PM     
South Chicago Heights had the record in the Chicago area this morning...

-20 below!

As you can see from this chart is proof we got down to -15 below in Aurora!

No. 383     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:45 PM     
The wind chill this morning at the Aurora Airport just west of me was -27 below!

No. 384     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:47 PM     
Wind Chill chart...

No. 385     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM     
No. 386     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:52 PM     
Steam Fog...

No. 387     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 7:58 PM     
Old Man Winter...

No. 388     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 8:11 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Shivering just hearing this (stay indoors as much as possible, hot chocolate or apple cider and mittens. I wear ear muffs even here if the weather drops below 50). Warm thoughts sent your way from CA!



I am only traveling to and from work, and of course my temporary, "shelters" I kill some time at before work since the Buses do not run late at night, at least the ones I have to take to work anyway.

Have to go outside to unlock and relock some shipping gates once or twice a night but no biggie.

They are soon automating those with keycards and an intercom system I believe tied to the Shipping Department and we may not have to go out there much after that. We'll see.

Tonight on the way to the Bus I opted to wear the thick wool German Military sweater. My blood is not circulating that much upon first waking up and I seem to be colder than when coming home early in the morning when it is actually coldest out.

The client had bought a large box of real "Swiss Miss Cocoa with Marshmellows" about a week ago.

They will probably all be gone when I get into work tonight.

Plus they have some generic hot choklit in Keurig format also.

The client came in yesterday to pick up his laptop and check on a few other things.

I told him the plant employees left ALL the windows OPEN last Saturday when they left for the weekend so I close them all Sunday am as the temp started dropping and you could feel the cold rolling into the plant.

Even the the plant has gas heaters here and there throughout the plant it is still cold in there with these temperatures.

Nothing like outside though.

And the Admin Office area of course has heat generated by a large Boiler which I have to check water levels and psi pressures every round then record on a log. It can get real hot in that room but we leave an overhead door open just a crack to cool it off in there.
No. 389     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 9:39 PM     
A real wood fireplace complete with crackling wood sounds mixed with relaxing Christmas instrumental music.

This should keep y'all warm!

Fireplace HD with Christmas Music - Non Stop

https://youtu.be/V819vqhnkuk

On Christmas period just listen Christmas songs and enjoy these burning logs.

Virtual Fireplace video in FULL HD 1080p.

Enjoy this virtual fireplace video with hot flames and crackling logs.

Perfect for a warm and peaceful atmosphere.

Tips to use this fireplace:
★ Relax with a glass of wine, listen your favorite classical music and enjoy the spectacular views
★ On Christmas period just listen Christmas songs and enjoy these burning logs
★ You can use this fireplace video for meditation or for a good sleep.
★ Play this fireplace video on a quite family dinner
★ A fireplace is a perfect decor for romantic dinner with your love on Valentine's day or on your anniversary
★ You can use this fireplace video for screensaver on your PC to enjoy the sound of burning fire and crackling logs

Songs playlist:
• We Wish You
• Jingle Bells
• Up on a Housetop
• Oh Xmas
• Deck the Halls
• Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
• Angels We Have Heard
• Oh Holy Night
• Bethlehem
• Silent Night
• It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Many thanks for the beautiful music to:

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
No. 390     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 9:51 PM     
Yesterday morning when I came to relieve the other guard I noticed 3/4's of his front bumper was missing.

I said, "Looks like you rear ended someone eh?"

Sheepishly he admitted it. A woman had made a left turn in front of him and he thought she would press on the gas to continue the turn.

Instead she hesitated and he had not planned on that and hadn't applied his brakes at all.

I warned him, "Never to place his faith and trust in what he thinks the other driver may do!"

I said, "You don't have ESP and neither does she!"

Ironically I had just talked to him a few days prior about all the car accidents people have during the first few snows of the season because they take chances they shouldn't during snowy or icy conditions.

They are not used to driving in such weather and as a result there are numerous accidents. People don't leave more room between them and the driver in front of them, etc.

You would have though my talk a few days prior would have sunk in.

Apparently it didn't, lol.

He is only 31 and still learning a few things. He got a ticket too for failure to yield or something like that.

The right side rear of her car is pretty smashed up, but no one was hurt.
No. 391     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 8:14 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Shivering just hearing this (stay indoors as much as possible, hot chocolate or apple cider and mittens. I wear ear muffs even here if the weather drops below 50). Warm thoughts sent your way from CA!


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ear muffs at 50? I suppose. why not. I think I have it at 58 in the house right now and have a knit hat on. no tossle. no toboggan. it is 3 above in minneapolis.
No. 392     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 8:33 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Yesterday morning when I came to relieve the other guard I noticed 3/4's of his front bumper was missing.

I said, "Looks like you rear ended someone eh?"

Sheepishly he admitted it. A woman had made a left turn in front of him and he thought she would press on the gas to continue the turn.

Instead she hesitated and he had not planned on that and hadn't applied his brakes at all.

I warned him, "Never to place his faith and trust in what he thinks the other driver may do!"

I said, "You don't have ESP and neither does she!"

Ironically I had just talked to him a few days prior about all the car accidents people have during the first few snows of the season because they take chances they shouldn't during snowy or icy conditions.

They are not used to driving in such weather and as a result there are numerous accidents. People don't leave more room between them and the driver in front of them, etc.

You would have though my talk a few days prior would have sunk in.

Apparently it didn't, lol.

He is only 31 and still learning a few things. He got a ticket too for failure to yield or something like that.

The right side rear of her car is pretty smashed up, but no one was hurt.
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/bullf. 390 weather posts. maybe a new weather thread should be started. weather #2. you have 282 posts. I expect 280 are weather posts. I clicked on your profle to find where you live and find Florida. amazing what bad weather and snow you have in florida. but then I scrolled the last page and looks like you are posting Chicago weather. so I am amazed. you must spend summer in Florida and hurry to Chicago for bad winter weather. and you are 103 years old? wow. amazing. that Chicago weather must be tough on those old bones. yes I see 103 is catching among forum members. I think it is supposed to be funny. I will assume nothing in your profile is true. maybe you hide from mothers of your children. I do not mean to be disrespectful - just writing observations and thoughts. and wondering.
No. 393     Reply: Re: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 8:35 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Old Man Winter...

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bullf. I like this. how in the world did you get the snow to pattern like that.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 8:51 AM     
We were at -12 without the windchill factor when I got out this AM. Still at -9. I started the Corvette and Saab and let them run awhile. Battery dead on the Mustang. Will deal with her when it gets a little warmer.
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By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 8:52 AM     
minneapolis weather. first time I have looked that this weather post. yes interesting to hear what is happening around the country.
3 above in minneapolis this morning. might hit 11 above today.
last 2 mornings have been 9 below. and went up to zero..
light snow this morning. maybe an inch. may get 3 inches during day.
this trusty computer says I might see 25 degrees in 10 days.
NE sounds terrible . makes me glad my grandparents settled in Minnesota.
did I hear buffalo NY has 100 inches already this month?
I have a grandson stationed at Portsmouth va. Navy hopsital. I do not think they have had much snow on southern chesapeake. I am looking forward to him coming back home here on the 15th for a week leave.
2 weeks ago my son was at the Navy air base at PAX river maryland when airports were shut down.
No. 396     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 9:07 AM     
Speaking of fireplaces, being I did not have one here where I live at now, I purchased an electric one a couple of weeks ago. Looks like a real fireplace burning and she puts out a good bit of heat. Even has a remote control.

Works very nicely for my family room which is where my computers are and where I spend time when reading and studying. In weather like this, that room tends to be the coolest room. Makes for a nice atmosphere and keeps that room toasty. Although I am one that prefers the indoor temps on the cool side anyway, even during winter.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 29, 2017 at 8:18 PM     
Had a snowstorm here today. Was supposed to be 2-4". Got about 2-3 at home and 1-2 near work. Roads were slippery, traffic slow, buses delayed. Missed one so I stopped in Starbucks which I hate due to their politics.

A few more flurries off and on tonight too.
No. 398     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 29, 2017 at 9:25 PM     
Going down to -1 below tonight and by 8am the wind chill is supposed to be -25 below zero.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 29, 2017 at 9:38 PM     
This morning some woman stopped and asked if I needed a ride? I thanked her but was only 2 blocks from home. It was 14 degrees out so felt like a heat wave considering what we have been having.

Last week some guy pulled up next to me as I was only ,1 block from work and asked if I need a ride.

Although these people were certainly being kind and considerate they don't understand that I am not cold and dress appropriately for the weather.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 30, 2017 at 7:23 AM     
Just went outside to check some shipping gates after the snow contractor left. The wind has really picked up and is howling out there. Temp says 5 going down to -2 in another hour but I see how that wind chill of -25 below is setting in!

Sunday night the wind chill is supposed to be even worse going down to -30 below phew!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 31, 2017 at 7:04 PM     
Going down to -11 below zero by 8am in the morning. 4 above at the moment but will be dropping all night.

Wind chills are expected to be -35 below zero.

NOAA has issued a Wind Chill Warning, the severest level they offer.

The wind was really whipping up this morning when I left work so I opted to wear 2 pairs of everything.

McD's might be closed tonight so stopping at DD before work instead.

I had brought my vacuum Thermos bottle with Hot Chocolate in it and drank some of that at Union Station earlier.

It was cold inside the plant last night when patrolling. Needed a sweater and jacket.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 12:15 AM     
The wind started whipping up not long after I got to work.

I can see the Flags rippling in the wind outside.

Let's see -35 below wind chill would be -67 degrees below freezing!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 1:32 PM     
Was -13 below and a -35 wind chill by 8am this morning.

The Plant Manager showed up at 9:45a to do some work in the machine shop.

He said, I was touching this piece of metal (a home made jig) walking from my truck to inside and my hand is already numb! That was about 15 feet.

The Plant was cold last night, our office was a bit coo'll but as long as I had the German wool commando sweater and my goretex it was ok. And we have a wall heater as well as an air conditioner heater, a dual purpose one like many hotels use.

Those heaters tend to dry your lungs out so I noticed I had to drink more fluids.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 1, 2018 at 10:22 PM     
Going down to -16 below by 5am and -40 below zero with the wind chill.

That's 72 degrees below freezing!

I woke up shivering so I fired up the mil surplus heater for awhile. That baby does the job!

It is designed to heat military tents in arctic conditions and will burn all kinds of fuel, jp4 to 8 jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, Wood, dried cow dung, whatever!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 6:59 PM     
Pontiac. IL 70 miles south of me seems to have taken the cake.

Jan 1st New Years Day they had a morning temp of -21 below. And a -42 below wind chill temp.

Funny how it was actually colder farther south. It's all open farm fields down there though.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 7:04 PM     
Yesterday New Years Day both Chicago and Rockford, IL broke records!


It was the coldest New Year's day on record ever there! -42 below!
No. 407     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 7:22 PM     
0 degrees right now but warming up to 10 by 6am.

Then going back down Thursday.

No relief from the cold until Sunday, when it supposed to be 35 degrees. That will feel like T-Shirt weather after it being -20 below!
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By:  shodan_carmen   Gender: M   Age: 67   on  Jan 2, 2018 at 9:02 PM     
Was --14 LAST Night when I went to bed (over minus 20 the night before) and --10 when I woke up. We went north of 0 today for the first time since last Wed.

And it's +22 right now!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 2:40 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

It will be 81 degrees on Thursday (shock)!



Now I know why my Great Grandfather in the 1940' or 50's went to Tucson, AZ from Duluth, MN for 2 months every winter when he retired!
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 2:50 PM     
The last 2 weeks or so I have been finding all kinds of broken plastic pieces from bumpers of cars which have been in accidents. They are scattered along the sidewalks near home and near work.

I have been removing them from the sidewalks everyday since they can cause flats on bike tires or even go right through the bottom of your shoes into your foot.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 5:27 PM     
Rare Winter, "Bomb Cyclone" to rock east coast.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/03/southeast-socked-by-rare-snowstorm-ahead-bomb-cyclone-forecast-to-hit-northeast.html

Even Florida got snow and ice.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 8:07 PM     
Just after waking up seems to be the most brutal time. The blood isn't flowing yet, body not warmed up. Then when I go outside to try and do anything with my fingers I pretty much have to take the Mittens off, and hold metal objects like keys, bike locks, door knobs, etc. which suck the heat right out of your fingers forcing them to become numb in just seconds.

Manual dexterity with the fingers then goes out the window. It is hard to hold onto objects or do anything with your fingers because they are so numb.

Just trying to use keys then becomes a chore.

Working outdoors in Arctic or subarctic conditions must be brutal.
No. 413     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 8:16 PM     
'Bomb cyclone' triggers Boston flooding panic, high tides trapping drivers

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/04/bomb-cyclone-triggers-boston-flooding-panic-high-tides-trapping-drivers.html
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 8:29 PM     
Frozen iguanas falling from trees during cold snap in Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit early Thursday in parts of South Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

That's chilly enough to immobilize the green iguanas common in the region.

Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino tweeted a photograph of an iguana lying belly-up next to his swimming pool.



CBS News affiliate WPEC-TV posted images of an iguana on its back on a Palm Beach County road. According to reporter Maxine Bentzel, the iguanas have "a good chance of thawing out if you move them in the sun."





But well-meaning residents finding stiffened iguanas are advised to leave them alone, as the animals may feel threatened and bite once they warm up.

"Don't assume that they're dead," said Kristen Sommers, who oversees the nonnative fish and wildlife program for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The cold-blooded creatures native to Central and South America start to get sluggish when temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, Sommers said. If temperatures drop below that, iguanas freeze up.

"It's too cold for them to move," she said.

They're not the only reptiles stunned by this week's cold snap: Sea turtles also stiffen up when temperatures fall. The wildlife commission's biologists have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles found floating listlessly on the water or near shore, but no such rescue effort is planned for iguanas.

Green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida known for eating through landscaping and digging burrows that undermine infrastructure. They can grow to over 5 feet long, and their droppings can be a potential source of salmonella bacteria, which causes intestinal illness.

The wildlife commission has begun holding workshops to train homeowners and property managers to trap or manage iguanas. The reptiles may be easier to catch this week when it's cold, Sommers said.

"This provides an opportunity to capture some, but I'm not sure it's going to be cold enough or long enough to make enough of a difference," she said. "In most cases, they're going to warm back up and move around again, unless they're euthanized."

In 2010, a two-week-long cold snap with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit killed off many iguanas, along with Burmese pythons and other invasive species that thrive in South Florida's subtropical climate. Those populations have since rebounded.

Elsewhere in Florida, the effects of the winter storm rolling up the East Coast were less exotic. It snowed briefly Wednesday in the state's capital, Tallahassee, for the first time in 28 years.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 9:07 PM     
It’s so cold in the US that sharks are freezing to death

https://qz.com/1169540/sharks-are-freezing-to-death-in-the-us-due-to-a-record-cold-winter/

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 9:08 PM     
People are leaving dogs to freeze to death in the bitter cold

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/01/04/dogs-are-freezing-to-death-as-bitter-cold-grips-the-eastern-u-s/?utm_term=.cdb41397d75e
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 4, 2018 at 9:13 PM     
This Family died in a Vacation Cabin in Parks, AZ. If they had a carbon monoxide detector installed it would have saved their lives.

Family of 4, including two children, found dead due to apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning after heater failure

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/family-4-including-two-children-found-dead-due-apparent-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-after-heater-1653519

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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 6, 2018 at 9:48 AM     
The heatwave is coming!

Wednesday & Thursday it is supposed to be a blistering 45 degrees!

A little rain both days but we'll take it.

No. 419     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM     
The best viral videos of the Bombgenesis:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/best-viral-videos-of-the-bombogenesis/lhcdn2zde64df8_7d4n1njblxixtdckg
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 15, 2018 at 2:58 AM     
We received a snowstorm tonight. There's about 3" on the ground already. Supposed to receive up to 5" by Noon.

It is dry and powdery so I was able to Bicycle right through it easily when coming to work last night. But there was only about 1.5" on the ground at that time.
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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 15, 2018 at 9:35 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

We received a snowstorm tonight. There's about 3" on the ground already. Supposed to receive up to 5" by Noon.

It is dry and powdery so I was able to Bicycle right through it easily when coming to work last night. But there was only about 1.5" on the ground at that time.
Sleet here but it will probably turn to snow before morning.
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 16, 2018 at 7:52 PM     
We think we have it rough here?

Parts of Russia got down to -88.6 below zero!

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

https://www.yahoo.com/news/big-freeze-russias-yakutia-sees-near-record-cold-131009936.html





"MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.

In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — students routinely go to school even in minus 40 degrees. But school was canceled Tuesday throughout the region and police ordered parents to keep their children inside.

In the village of Oymyakon, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, state-owned Russian television showed the mercury falling to the bottom of a thermometer that was only set up to measure down to minus 50 degrees. In 2013, Oymyakon recorded an all-time low of minus 71 degrees Celsius (minus 98 Fahrenheit).

Over the weekend, two men froze to death when they tried to walk to a nearby farm after their car broke down. Three other men with them survived because they were wearing warmer clothes, investigators reported.

But the press office for Yakutia's governor said Tuesday that all households and businesses in the region have working central heating and access to backup power generators.

Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather and this week's cold spell was not even dominating local news headlines Tuesday.

But some media outlets published cold-weather selfies and stories about stunts in the extreme cold. Women posted pictures of their frozen eyelashes, while YakutiaMedia published a picture of Chinese students who got undressed to take a plunge in a thermal spring."
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 17, 2018 at 7:35 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

We received a snowstorm tonight. There's about 3" on the ground already. Supposed to receive up to 5" by Noon.

It is dry and powdery so I was able to Bicycle right through it easily when coming to work last night. But there was only about 1.5" on the ground at that time.


By the time I got into my home town there was indeed 5" of snow on the ground. Pedaling was kinda rough in some spots where the streets hadn't been cleared yet.

When the last Bus I got off of went to stop the whole bus skidded sideways on an angle. She managed to pull out of it though and there were no oncoming cars.

I made it home without wiping out.

Yesterday we go another 1" of snow it looks like.

In Russia at the link below there is a video of a Bicyclist pedaling there at -48 Celcius, which is -54.4 below zero! He doesn't look like he is dressed warm enough!

Thermometers there had bottomed out!

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/as-temperatures-sink-to-60c-in-yakutia-heroic-chinese-tourists-take-a-swim/
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By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 18, 2018 at 12:12 AM     
At the Yahoo link I posted above it says the kids in that Russian City regularly walk to school in -40 F temperatures.

They must be some real hardy folks! Around Chicago here many schools close at such temperatures!
No. 425     Reply: Re: Todays Weather   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 19, 2018 at 12:53 AM     
Wow a heat wave. 20's to 40's even at night for at least the next week! Rain Saturday through Monday morning though.

I'll have to "park" the Parka and don the leather Jacket.