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DarkSky 01-07-2013 02:27 PM

Open chit-chat thread - no weather talk :)
 
'Just creating a thread here for general chit-chat. Doesn't have to be weather related.

Temps here in St. Catharines have risen. It was in the negatives yesterday, I think today is supposed to be around +1, and going up to +5 throughout the week. No snow left on the flat ground anymore. Just some drifts in corners and whatnot.

Eabie 01-07-2013 05:22 PM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
The weather's been dull and dreary in England lately. We had a lot of rain starting about a week before Christmas and leading up to New Year's Eve. Since then, the "tap" seems to have finally shut off, but we still have a lot of cloud. Highs of around 10 C lately and lows only a few degrees lower, so it's been mild and spring-like temperature-wise. It's supposed to get a bit colder later in the week.

Derecho 01-08-2013 12:16 PM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eabie (Post 5638)
The weather's been dull and dreary in England lately. We had a lot of rain starting about a week before Christmas and leading up to New Year's Eve. Since then, the "tap" seems to have finally shut off, but we still have a lot of cloud. Highs of around 10 C lately and lows only a few degrees lower, so it's been mild and spring-like temperature-wise. It's supposed to get a bit colder later in the week.

Eabie, your signature says Kitchener but you live in England ;)

Eabie 01-08-2013 01:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Derecho (Post 5639)
Eabie, your signature says Kitchener but you live in England ;)

Thanks - changed it!

obwan 01-08-2013 07:21 PM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Wintry Weather on the Way??? KBUF has some promising signs of real winter weather in long range discussion, mid next week. Could really crank up the lake snow machine.

Quote:

LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD...MEDIUM RANGE OPERATIONAL AND ENSEMBLE
PACKAGES ARE IN UNUSUALLY STRONG AGREEMENT THAT A SIGNIFICANT
GREENLAND BLOCK WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
THIS WILL TELECONNECT TO A POLAR VORTEX OVER EASTERN CANADA...
WHICH THE ECMWF ATTEMPTS TO CENTER OVER EASTERN QUEBEC/CANADIAN
MARITIMES WHILE THE GFS ANCHORS A VORTEX OVER HUDSON BAY. IF THE GFS
WERE CORRECT...WE WOULD BE LINE TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE COLDEST
WEATHER IN RECENT YEARS. IN EITHER CASE THOUGH...THIS HIGH LATITUDE
BLOCKING PATTERN WOULD LEAD TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE
SECOND HALF OF NEXT WEEK...WITH THE STRENGTH OF BLOCK LIKELY HOLDING
IN PLACE WELL INTO THE FOLLOWING WEEK. THESE BLOCKS TYPICALLY
PERSIST FOR 10 DAYS TO TWO WEEKS.

DarkSky 01-10-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Forecasts are anywhere from 12-15C for here on Saturday. It's been 5C yesterday and today :)

Eabie 01-13-2013 11:07 AM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Since I posted, it has indeed gotten a lot colder here in England. Highs are only a degree or two above 0 C, with sub-zero nightly lows. I believe later in the week and possibly into next week we could be seeing sub-zero highs. I *vastly* prefer days like today - cold (or at least chilly) but clear and sunny - to the mild, cloudy, misty murkiness we had before. It's a bright, beautiful day out there for a change.

There's talk of snow possible tonight, but as usual in the UK the snow risk is very marginal and it could end up falling as rain instead. It's always a matter of great debate. We'll see! :)

DarkSky 01-14-2013 03:45 AM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
According to EC forecast, temp is going to drop back down to around 0C tomorrow. It was up around 10+ today. Rain though.

DarkSky 01-17-2013 02:35 AM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Anyone planning on adding any new gear for the upcoming storm season?

I was looking at the GoPro Hero video cameras when they were on sale (but out of stock) around Boxing Day, but money is tight. 'Thought it would be neat to strap on to the front or roof of the car while entering a storm and getting that 'right in your face' perspective. But then again, the last few years the storm seasons have been pretty week in this area.

davefootball123 01-19-2013 10:52 PM

Re: Open chit-chat thread
 
Might as well add this now. Been working on a site for a while now...not done...not really even close. http://www.sowx.ca/
A lot is working...there are a lot of bugs and broken links. EC warning map is made ever 2 minutes with colour coded warnings...lost of other great stuff as well.


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