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Fall/Winter 2018-19 Complaint/Banter Thread

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Gotta vote with your feet...like I am. I don't widely publicize around here that I am no longer a snow and cold lover (used to...not any more) because this is very definitely a weenie board :rolleyes:.

It's one of the primary reasons we are moving to central North Carolina next summer. I have decided to trade the polar vortex and -28F for the hot & humid summers in the Carolinas. I'm sure the winters there will feel like an extended autumn for me the first five years.

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41 minutes ago, buckeye said:

To this day, I still don't understand my enjoyment for snow.   I don't ski, I hate shoveling or snow blowing, I don't have little kids to take sledding, I don't make money off of snow, (in fact it stops us from working), and of course the heating bills suck.   YET, I find myself constantly in search for the next snow storm......why?  Until I can answer that question I will accept that I am the freak, not everyone else.

Absolutely agree with all of this.

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3 hours ago, buckeye said:

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To this day, I still don't understand my enjoyment for snow.   I don't ski, I hate shoveling or snow blowing, I don't have little kids to take sledding, I don't make money off of snow, (in fact it stops us from working), and of course the heating bills suck.   YET, I find myself constantly in search for the next snow storm......why?  Until I can answer that question I will accept that I am the freak, not everyone else.

Now go have a fricken beer.

Very well said. I am here mostly for severe tracking and find cold/snow to be a necessary thing to be endured as part of living here...but even I can appreciate the aesthetics of snow. Bare frozen mud is ugly!

 

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Currently a SVR tstm warning in central Oklahoma... with air temperatures in the 30s.

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The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Western Kingfisher County in central Oklahoma...
  Central Blaine County in northwestern Oklahoma...

* Until 815 PM CST.

* At 726 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles southeast
  of Fay, moving northeast at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...Quarter size hail and the potential for a large of amount
           of smaller hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Damage to vehicles is expected.

* Locations impacted include...
  Watonga, Kingfisher, Hitchcock, Greenfield, Loyal and Omega.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

 

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Weather for Central Indiana for the next 24 hours:

Fog

Heavy Rain/Flash/areal flooding

Thunderstorms/tornadoes

Straight line winds to 40 and stronger in storms

Temps plummet/flash freeze 60's to the teens in 12hrs

Sub-zero wind chills

Snow flurries

 

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

Looks like a decent snow on the way for Seattle.

crazy..right? Hope that translates....

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On 2/6/2019 at 12:01 PM, buckeye said:

Seriously, you need to find religion.  At least that way you can blame God...or Jesus...or Allah...or Buddah...etc.   How can you be infuriated at 'people' based on weather ?..:lol:.

 

I would suggest Buddhism since it's very big on accepting things as they are and not having expectations. Take the 4 noble truths:

1 Life involves suffering

2 Desire causes suffering

3 Suffering comes and goes like passing clouds

4 With practice we can awaken and be free from suffering

That said, I too cannot avoid my desire for snow, and living in Columbus causes me great suffering! <_<

Perhaps, when I experience thundersnow, I will attain enlightenment! :D

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A true kitchen sink forecast:
 
This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 25. Calm wind.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Snow, mainly after 2pm. High near 30. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night
Snow before 10pm, then a chance of snow and freezing rain. Low around 25. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday
A chance of snow and freezing rain before 10am, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night
Snow and freezing rain likely before 9pm, then freezing rain likely between 9pm and 10pm, then rain after 10pm. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly before 2pm. High near 43. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain before 8pm, then rain and snow likely between 8pm and 10pm, then snow likely after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
Rain and snow. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday
Rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
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outside of this subforum: Mount Washington had wind gusts to 148mph

KMWN 091048Z 29096G108KT 1/16SM -SHSN FZFG BLSN VV001 M24/M24 RMK PK WND 300112/0954 VRY LGT ICG

METAR KMWN 091252Z 290100G110KT 1/16SM FZFG BLSN VV001 M25/M25 RMK PK WND 280128/1150 PRESRR VRY LGT ICG

wind gust of 112 kts (128.9 mph) at 09:54z

wind gust of 128 kts (147.3 mph) at 11:50z

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This pattern has been largely disappointing here in terms of snowfall. We managed a quick 1” stat padder on Sunday that lasted 24 hours, and then melted away with a 35 degree rain. Had it not been for that 6” storm and that 72 hour cold wave this winter would be a D- here. 

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This pattern has been largely disappointing here in terms of snowfall. We managed a quick 1” stat padder on Sunday that lasted 24 hours, and then melted away with a 35 degree rain. Had it not been for that 6” storm and that 72 hour cold wave this winter would be a D- here. 

One of the worst winters I can remember. Lots of rain, fog, and ice. I would categorize most of the weather this winter here in east central IL as an inconvenience.
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18 minutes ago, King James said:


One of the worst winters I can remember. Lots of rain, fog, and ice. I would categorize most of the weather this winter here in east central IL as an inconvenience.

The winter has certainly been better not too far to the north and west.  Haven't really had a "big" storm as shown by the fact that my max snow depth has not gotten above 7".  The lousy December is a big knock on the winter.  The end of January cold and this ice storm props the running grade up for me by a partial to whole grade compared to if those things had not occurred, so locally I'd give it a C at this point.

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52 minutes ago, King James said:


One of the worst winters I can remember. Lots of rain, fog, and ice. I would categorize most of the weather this winter here in east central IL as an inconvenience.

Been a lot of 34 degree rain events lately. And yes very foggy this winter. I’ve washed my hands with this winter. Sustained winter and snowpack is slowly slipping away here with March just a little over 2 weeks away. 

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24 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

The winter has certainly been better not too far to the north and west.  Haven't really had a "big" storm as shown by the fact that my max snow depth has not gotten above 7".  The lousy December is a big knock on the winter.  The end of January cold and this ice storm props the running grade up for me by a partial to whole grade compared to if those things had not occurred, so locally I'd give it a C at this point.

Reflecting this, I'd probably give this winter a solid B. Even if we haven't had a big dog yet, the novelty has yet to wear off (seriously though... two ice storm warnings in two weeks? After not having any for a decade or something?) Still hoping for the slightly bigger dog around here, because so far we haven't more than five inches from a single snowfall (including the November blizzard, something like 4.8 inches IIRC) but I'm patient/confident that we'll get at least another shot or two. 

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Can't wait for the FV to replace the GFS and NAM.

Gonna be fun times.

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1 hour ago, Chicago Storm said:

Can't wait for the FV to replace the GFS and NAM.

Gonna be fun times.

DGEX's 1st cousin

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My grade for this winter is slowly dropping from a B-.  It's only getting a B because I'm grading on the curve of the last 5 or 6 years lol.  We've had a couple nice events of 3-5 and one over 8 inches and a decent over performing ice event but it's this pesky cold -snow - torch - melt - rain back to cold sequence that's really getting old.  Haven't been able to hold onto a snow pack at all (yeah my climo isn't the best for that but at least give me 14 days!).  If I can go out with at least one more warning criteria snow the curve may just get it to an A, but it's gonna have to be a good one.  Really not looking forward to a potential flooding spring, there's a very saturated water table around here.:weenie:

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2 hours ago, Chicago Storm said:

Can't wait for the FV to replace the GFS and NAM.

Gonna be fun times.

Did not know the FV was replacing the NAM....thought it was just GFS.  Is the short term resolution supposed to be that much better?

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3 hours ago, Chicago Storm said:

Can't wait for the FV to replace the GFS and NAM.

Gonna be fun times.

With all of the time and effort put into the model to keep up with the Joneses, its test run has been a sad exhibition. Long live The King. And for me, it's too early to grade the winter yet, as I consider March 15th the drop dead date at this latitude, so it has 4 more weeks to redeem itself.

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26 minutes ago, cyclone77 said:

Still a ways to go this winter but there's no way this won't be an A+.  That's saying something considering the 5 week stretch in Dec to early Jan with 0.3" of snow.

 

You guys have done really well. I’m happy you guys were able to cash in. You waited patiently without blowing up the banter/complaint thread lol. I’m thankful for my 6” storm that lasted 2 weeks on the ground. 

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