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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2017, 03:45:15 PM »
Our really cold conditions are just beginning here. Around 0F tonight and then through the next week highs will be in the low single digits with lows -10F to -20F. Wind chills over this period will be running -20F to -30F as well. We don't typically see cold like that until late January/February. Only thing I'm bummed about is that typically when it gets this cold the storm track stays south of us. I'd rather have it a bit warmer and stormier.

I can't complain though, we have 22" on the ground currently, perfect for all winter sports, and with the cold temps, that snow-pack isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

I'll give you some of the cold if you can send a little more snow.   :lol:
You can only squeeze so much moisture, inch or two out of artic air.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2017, 04:03:18 PM »
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #52 on: December 26, 2017, 04:03:39 PM »
Very true!  :lol:
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #53 on: December 26, 2017, 04:06:11 PM »
Mid to upper 70's all week... 8-)

Road trip and experience what you're missing.   :-)
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2017, 04:21:55 PM »
Mid to upper 70's all week... 8-)

Road trip and experience what you're missing.   :-)
Now that I'm older and skinnier, I hate the cold. Besides, I spent my childhood outside of Pittsburgh and Cleveland til joining the Navy, then it's been warm climates ever since.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2017, 05:22:38 PM »
Brutal forecast coming up. Don't think I've ever seen -22F (-30C) being in a forecast before.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2017, 05:32:25 PM »
Brutal forecast coming up. Don't think I've ever seen -22F (-30C) being in a forecast before.

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-22? That's just so wrong on many levels. :roll:

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2017, 05:48:32 PM »
We here will certainly break our warmest year on record, again, this being the third time in four years. Not only that, this year will obliterate the old records (tied 2014 & 2016) by at least a full degree, the other records were broken by only 0.2F at most. That's a five hundred percent jump, at minimum. :shock:

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2017, 05:50:33 PM »


-22? That's just so wrong on many levels. :roll:

I know it's inhumane for sure. Poor livestock and wildlife that have to endure outside...
Typically with artic air there isn't much moisture around here for lots of snow which is a good thing but it usually squeezes out a inch or two of powder.
 
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2017, 05:56:34 PM »
We here will certainly break our warmest year on record, again, this being the third time in four years. Not only that, this year will obliterate the old records (tied 2014 & 2016) by at least a full degree, the other records were broken by only 0.2F at most. That's a five hundred percent jump, at minimum. :shock:

SW is in a dry warm pattern for sure. The big blocking high was the culprit parked off the west coast for several years now. I watch the weather because my son is still in Page and its abnormally warm also, Flagstaff still hasn't gotten any snow. Latest on record though is first week of January if memory serves.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2017, 05:59:56 PM »
For those not familiar Flagstaff is 6th or 5th snowest 100K+ city in country. Average around 100 inches year.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2017, 06:56:23 PM »
Here is the upcoming coldest day Sunday high temps and Monday morning lows from NWS graphical forecast. All F

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2017, 11:10:29 AM »
#ItsSoCold is trending on twitter.
My thoughts this will be best shot at testing the Davis instruments thermometer bottom out -40F (-40C).  I'll be it small the chance is there with Forecasters saying -24 and Valentine known for extreme cold under perfect conditions and the All-time record low -39F back in the 80's, it's within reach if perfect conditions arise.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2017, 01:23:32 PM »
Insulated  (fingers went numb from cold ) Davis ISS just in case and changed battery. This unit east side Valentine lost transmission around negative -37 last year . Not sure why but sure it had something to do with cold, maybe solder. If it does get down that low again maybe it will help.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2017, 03:21:25 PM »
Canadian model at 6AM ctz Monday morning looks little too cold.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2017, 03:36:11 PM »
This is NWS forecast with model blend at same time.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #66 on: December 28, 2017, 04:29:30 PM »
Jeez, I'll be only 60F warmer than you.... :-P

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2017, 04:45:44 PM »
Jeez, I'll be only 60F warmer than you.... :-P

 :lol:  Forecast has backed off on snow chances this afternoon to 50%...Good thing is much less likely to have a thermometer plummet without the fresh snow. Bad thing no chance of -30s without the fresh snow.  ](*,)
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #68 on: December 28, 2017, 06:18:59 PM »
#ItsSoCold is trending on twitter.
My thoughts this will be best shot at testing the Davis instruments thermometer bottom out -40F (-40C).  I'll be it small the chance is there with Forecasters saying -24 and Valentine known for extreme cold under perfect conditions and the All-time record low -39F back in the 80's, it's within reach if perfect conditions arise.

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If I recall correctly John from Alaska who used to post on here had a Davis. I remember him saying that the unit bottomed out at -40 but the temp was actually colder then that. I think he was pretty upset about it. Again this was awhile back so I might have "misremembered it".
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2017, 06:25:02 PM »
#ItsSoCold is trending on twitter.
My thoughts this will be best shot at testing the Davis instruments thermometer bottom out -40F (-40C).  I'll be it small the chance is there with Forecasters saying -24 and Valentine known for extreme cold under perfect conditions and the All-time record low -39F back in the 80's, it's within reach if perfect conditions arise.

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If I recall correctly John from Alaska who used to post on here had a Davis. I remember him saying that the unit bottomed out at -40 but the temp was actually colder then that. I think he was pretty upset about it. Again this was awhile back so I might have "misremembered it".
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No, you remember right. He got so "lathered up" about it he used it as a Davis bashing point to the point of ad nauseam. He left.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2017, 06:46:36 PM »
Yes it won't work below -40 is correct. I'm also testing a different AC fan.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #71 on: December 28, 2017, 08:29:30 PM »
Some of later model runs have moderated air in my area some 15. (-20F) looks like more of what to expect.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2017, 10:03:40 PM »
First for me tonight snowing at -5. Only about a inch all day but very arctic like. 
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2018, 06:11:50 PM »
Fun fact if you like cold weather, last 11 days average high (11) Low (-5).

December summary: Temperature normal thanks to extended cold snap end of month only plus (+0.1F), Mean temperature (23.9), average high (35), low (13). Precipitation was normal at (.39) for month. Monthly high (61.6), low (-19.5) with 29 days freezing or below and 8 Days below zero.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2018, 07:13:26 PM »
Still waiting for winter to arrive here.  December was more like a colder than normal November, than December.  My 22-year average for December is 16.7F, this December was 21.7F.  Normally I average 9 days with negative overnight lows, this year 2, with the lowest being only -1.2F. 

I have only had my Snow Stake for eleven years and the average depth on December 31 is 15".  This year it sits at 5" with bare spots on south facing hillside.

The mean temperature for all of 2017 was 38.8F, a full 2.4F higher than my average.

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