• Member Statistics

    16,550
    Total Members
    7,904
    Most Online
    yuyuer0221
    Newest Member
    yuyuer0221
    Joined
madwx

Fall/Winter 2020/21 Banter Thread

Recommended Posts

On 1/21/2021 at 8:54 PM, Kitchener poster said:

How many people here work in meteorology? Just curious. Those that do not, why are you interested enough in this field to participate or lurk on this forum? 
 

For me I study plant diseases and I am always interested in the environment. 

 

Loved weather as a kid and even had someone get me a present of being on the weather network morning show in the mid 90s for my 7th birthday haha. I used to be the weather weenie who played in snow in the front yard but wanted it "untouched" in the backyard and would get upset when I saw siblings playing back there haha. 

 

Went to Laurier for Global studies and post-grad in International development and worked at an NGO in the Middle East and Red Cross back home in Canada but then decided to go into construction (project manager) 

So now I have two time consuming hobbies haha following weather (I enjoy winter the most but summer heatwaves and severe weather are a close 2nd) and keeping up to date with international relations/development. 

Knowing the weather and upcoming patterns also helps me plan my projects accordingly. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/21/2021 at 8:54 PM, Kitchener poster said:

How many people here work in meteorology? Just curious. Those that do not, why are you interested enough in this field to participate or lurk on this forum? 
 

For me I study plant diseases and I am always interested in the environment. 

I've been studying Wooly Bear Caterpillars for 45 years :pimp: 

  • Weenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yet another virga storm ongoing in NE Indiana. If virga counted as snow, we'd be well over two feet for the winter. Top down saturation FTL

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, KokomoWX said:

Bring on spring.  The pattern change, if happening, ain't doing crap.

FuckIt-BringOnSpring.png

Man that's so our luck it's not even funny anymore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be up for changing the name of the Medium Long Range thread to Spartman's Model Hub.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/21/2021 at 8:54 PM, Kitchener poster said:

How many people here work in meteorology? Just curious. Those that do not, why are you interested enough in this field to participate or lurk on this forum? 
 

For me I study plant diseases and I am always interested in the environment. 

I was never good at biology in school haha. Perhaps I'll message you come spring when I do my spring gardening. 

I work in Finance and Accounting. I graduated from school back in 2017 and now I’m working towards my CFA designation. Though it’s been delayed right now because of Covid. I've always been interested in weather since I was a kid. It’s always been a passionate hobby for me. I just couldn't see myself working as a meteorologist though. However, I spend time learning more and more about weather every day because I find it interesting. I also find learning about space interesting too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Malacka11 said:

This is a formal request for RC to start the next storm thread. Please.

Should be from someone who's done good this season. That's the real good luck.

So, anyone from parts of Michigan, NE Ohio, Iowa or Southern Ontario. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

Might need one for the weekend storm if the euro holds serve

Why wouldn't it?  The Euro always holds serve in the med range.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Malacka11 said:

This is a formal request for RC to start the next storm thread. Please.

so, you're saying not me.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

so, you're saying not me.

I thought you would say that. Actually, I've got nothing against you starting them, or anyone else in particular, I just think it would be really cool if RC did one :D

The one thread I started back in the day performed probably even worse than this current storm, so I'm not one to judge

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Malacka11 said:

I thought you would say that. Actually, I've got nothing against you starting them, or anyone else in particular, I just think it would be really cool if RC did one :D

The one thread I started back in the day performed probably even worse than this current storm, so I'm not one to judge

Not sure that will work either. RC has thoughtful analysis and shows the envelope of possibilities and gives substantial reasoning for each of them. Then it unfortunately verifies on one of the weaker outcomes. Not his fault just the bad trend we've been in for several years

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

found this interesting info on the 78-79 winter for IL that details each storm published in 1980

at one point the entire northern 1/3 of the state had a snow depth of at least 20 inches with some places almost 40

Midway had a snow depth of at least 15 inches for 5 weeks straight

NE Lake county IL had a seasonal snowfall of around 100 inches!

https://www.isws.illinois.edu/pubdoc/RI/ISWSRI-94.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, janetjanet998 said:

found this interesting info on the 78-79 winter for IL that details each storm published in 1980

at one point the entire northern 1/3 of the state had a snow depth of at least 20 inches with some places almost 40

Midway had a snow depth of at least 15 inches for 5 weeks straight

NE Lake county IL had a seasonal snowfall of around 100 inches!

https://www.isws.illinois.edu/pubdoc/RI/ISWSRI-94.pdf

That's a great paper.  I was only 4 years old and lived in KC at the time...would have been amazing to experience.  Yeah...I believe Antioch, IL had 105.6" of snow, with a peak depth of 38" and around 115 consecutive days of 1"+ depth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we had our first sunset after 5 pm a couple days ago. Next big milestone on our march to spring is 10 hours of daylight, which we'll get on Feb 2.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:wub:

With the usual caveats on a 16-day GFS map...it's interesting that Chicago's daily low temp records during the entire period from Feb. 7-25 (with one exception*) are all from 1936 or earlier...and most were from the 1800s or very early 1900s.  Probably due to the recent UHI and the colder overall climate back then, which allowed snow cover/depth to generally persist further into February both here and in the source region. 

*Record low of -8 on 2/19/2015

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/26/2021 at 2:28 PM, madwx said:

we had our first sunset after 5 pm a couple days ago. Next big milestone on our march to spring is 10 hours of daylight, which we'll get on Feb 2.

I'm just glad were gaining daylight in the morning. I don't like 8am sunrises !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kind of annoyed that this storm is sinking South of here but can't get them all. Hopefully this is just the beginning of an active period for our region. May Feb be the opposite of the zzzs that ruled most of January. This is why I always lol when people who are off to slow starts in December start talking about seasonal futility when snow chances last until April.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, WeatherMonger said:

36 degrees and closing in on .5" of rain   .:raining:

 

Here's to the Big Dog........   

 

 

 

Jack Black Kicks Baxter Off of Bridge (Anchorman) | Gifrific | Jack black,  Black kicks, Anchorman


Yeah my focus has shifted to the storm next Thursday/Friday. If we get another cold rainer, I’m entering full punt mode for this winter. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Kitchener poster said:

Was curious to know how long it’s been since we got 3 inches of snow. 38 days. 

I would've not guessed that! :blink: When Toronto got that 10 cm hit what did K-W receive?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.