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Offline Jáchym

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #600 on: February 11, 2017, 06:08:04 PM »
I know it is a warm region, but you cannot compare Libya with Texas, latitude is not everything.

Look at the temperature in eg. Svalbard and the same latitude in Canada ;)

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #601 on: February 11, 2017, 06:14:36 PM »
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I turned on the heat pump A/C yesterday
in January in the U.S.? :D :D :D


Corpus Christie, TX is along the 28th Parallel, same as Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and New Delhi, India.

Close, Corpus is about 30 minutes lat South of 28N, Brownsville/SPI are about 26N. My boat lies in Rockport, TX, almost exactly on 28N.
All of them get as hot, or hotter than your examples. It's just not supposed to be that way in the effen middle of winter   :?: .


Edit: Jáchym, just read your comment. This area is probably close to coastal Libya, et al., of course not as hot (most of the time) as the interior or Sahara.
Although we too have an "interior" away from the coast (all the way to California/Baja, Cali is actually quite farther North in latitude), and generally somewhat hotter. EG: Laredo vs. coastal Corpus.
A few years ago we had an Aug/Sep period of a week or two when the highs were +- 110°F, I think the San Antonio record is 119°F, and there are places here hotter.
Laredo might be 10-20°F hotter on a given day than the coast (Corpus, etc), and will retain that heat much longer after sundown, even to morning; Corpus almost always has a nice seabreeze, Laredo can be windless.
The Coastal Bend is one of the (US) best places for water sports there is.
I know them well, having worked and 'lived' in both (and many other places).
Laredo is the hottest, dustiest, noisiest place one can imagine, at least in the US.
We have a usually reliable seabreeze, and sometimes an offshore 'sirocco' or whatever that hot, dry "Santa Ana" type wind is called.
We've actually had several of those "downsloping, compressional" wind patterns this 'winter', westerlies coming off the interior mountains. One of them brought like a 50°F temp upswing in a few hours.
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #602 on: February 11, 2017, 07:22:46 PM »
Actually the math is pretty easy. Using average continental US height and width from google (sorry, John and Stan...), and half the area of a cylinder that size, converting miles to yards, etc...

2.67 x 10^13 square yards ought to do it.

And the entire country will get a nice second hand contact high from all the solvent cement needed to glue it together...

:)


If only we could moderate the weather to comfortable temperatures and 'enough' precipitation nationwide.  How many quintillion-gazillion square yards of acrylic would it take to build a bubble over the US?


:lol: I don't even want to begin to imagine...

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #603 on: February 11, 2017, 07:28:35 PM »
Greenhouse effect taken to the next level :D

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #604 on: February 11, 2017, 07:38:44 PM »
OK, everybody start chewing .....

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #605 on: February 11, 2017, 08:03:59 PM »
Naahhh.. come on, we have to be a bit eco-friendly :D

Would be a nice use for the millions of tons of plastic we release to the oceans every year :D

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #606 on: February 11, 2017, 09:04:03 PM »


CAVU day in paradise today. Alaska Range was standing out nicely even tho 100 miles away. Nice day sitting around fishing. Temperature at lake was an mild 20 below.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #607 on: February 11, 2017, 09:50:37 PM »
  Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
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:  Lowest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:  -45 at Tanana
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #608 on: February 12, 2017, 12:06:35 PM »
Had a little rain last night.

40's this week. 50 next weekend.    Another truck through the ice in southern Minnesota.
today may be the day to get fish houses off the ice.
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #609 on: February 12, 2017, 01:14:29 PM »
Having the first convective thunderstorms of the season in my area. Temperatures in the low 70s (should be in upper 40s). Nice strong front lurking a couple hundred miles west to cool us down.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #610 on: February 12, 2017, 06:50:28 PM »
Flooding along the Eastern Sierra.
I shot this here in Carson City yesterday:

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #611 on: February 12, 2017, 06:53:58 PM »
Last few days were I would say the absolute average winter here.

At night temps drop to around -5C (23F) when clear or -2C (28F) when cloudy. Daily max usually between freezing point and +2C (35F).

Very little precipitation, but there are still traces of snow on the ground because the temps dont stay above zero long enough for it to melt.

Fresh wind lowers the feels like.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #612 on: February 12, 2017, 07:21:30 PM »
Nice flying Carson. :grin:
Thanks for the movie.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #613 on: February 12, 2017, 07:46:54 PM »
Last few days were I would say the absolute average winter here.

At night temps drop to around -5C (23F) when clear or -2C (28F) when cloudy. Daily max usually between freezing point and +2C (35F).

Very little precipitation, but there are still traces of snow on the ground because the temps dont stay above zero long enough for it to melt.

Fresh wind lowers the feels like.

I hope you're wearing the mittens and ear muffs so you don't catch a cold.  I do when it gets that cold.  8-)
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #614 on: February 12, 2017, 08:13:14 PM »
 Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
:   46 at Klawock...Annette
:  Lowest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:  -46 at Bettles

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #615 on: February 12, 2017, 08:25:54 PM »
Last few days were I would say the absolute average winter here.

At night temps drop to around -5C (23F) when clear or -2C (28F) when cloudy. Daily max usually between freezing point and +2C (35F).

Very little precipitation, but there are still traces of snow on the ground because the temps dont stay above zero long enough for it to melt.

Fresh wind lowers the feels like.

I hope you're wearing the mittens and ear muffs so you don't catch a cold.  I do when it gets that cold.  8-)


I love winter and cold weather, I dont wear a jacket unless it gets below -10C (15F). You get used to it.
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #616 on: February 12, 2017, 08:59:40 PM »
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #617 on: February 12, 2017, 09:32:10 PM »
Feast or famine in the SW. Many Arizona dams are in the 95% range with huge inflows still.
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #618 on: February 13, 2017, 09:54:52 AM »
'Winter' returns, brrrr... :-(
Today we gots a solid cloud deck after a weak front stalled overhead, cooled off ~10-20 degrees, will be in mid 60's to low 80's the rest of the week, after some rain through Tue.
Yesterday's summary:
ASUS64 KLUB 130039
RTPTX
TEXAS TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
639 PM CST SUN FEB 12 2017
DATA THROUGH 6PM CST
HIGHEST LAST 18 HOURS. LOWEST LAST 18 HOURS...12AM TO 6PM CST
PRECIP LAST 24 HOURS...ENDING AT 6 PM CST
.BR LUB 0212 C DH18/TAIRZS/TAIRZI/PPDRZZ
TEXAS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES:
Highest...91 degrees at Cotulla and Laredo
Lowest....37 degrees at Dalhart

:...SOUTH TEXAS...
ALI  :Alice                 :   89 / 67 /   0.00
ATT  :Austin Mabry          :   79 / 67 /   0.00
AUS  :Austin Bergstrom      :   84 / 64 /   0.00
BPT  :Beaumont              :   85 / 69 /   0.00
BRO  :Brownsville           :   83 / 70 /   0.00
BMQ  :Burnet                :   73 / 61 /   0.00
CLL  :College Station       :   84 / 68 /   0.00
CXO  :Conroe                :   85 / 68 /   0.00
CRP  :Corpus Christi        :   85 / 68 /   0.00
NGP  :Navy Corpus           :   80 / 69 /   0.00
COT  :Cotulla               :   91 / 65 /   0.00
DRT  :Del Rio               :   81 / 56 /   0.00
GLS  :Galveston             :   80 / 69 /   0.00
HRL  :Harlingen             :   86 / 69 /   0.00
HDO  :Hondo                 :   85 / 60 /   0.00
HOU  :Houston Hobby         :   85 / 69 /   0.00
IAH  :Houston Bush          :   86 / 71 /   0.00
UTS  :Huntsville            :   85 / 68 /   0.00
JCT  :Junction ASOS         :   75 / 52 /   0.00
NQI  :Kingsville            :   88 / 67 /   0.00
LRD  :Laredo                :   91 / 66 /   0.00
MFE  :McAllen               :   89 / 72 /   0.00
BAZ  :New Braunfels         :   86 / 63 /   0.00
PSX  :Palacios              :   79 / 69 /   0.00
LVJ  :Pearland              :   86 / 72 /   0.00
RKP  :Rockport              :   81 / 70 /   0.00
SAT  :San Antonio           :   84 / 65 /   0.00
SSF  :San Antonio Stinson   :   87 / 66 /   0.00
DWH  :Tomball               :   86 / 70 /   0.00
VCT  :Victoria              :   86 / 70 /   0.00
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #619 on: February 13, 2017, 02:42:11 PM »
Yesterday morning we were at -30 , today it is +23  wish winter would come and stay an while. Hoping to get some more fire insurance today or tonight.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #620 on: February 14, 2017, 02:13:37 AM »
Extremely dry air downwind of the Appalachians Monday in the western Carolinas. GSP (in Greer, SC) hit 65ºF (18ºC) with a dewpoint of 2ºF (-17ºC) and an RH of 8% (high was 66ºF). I don't recall a time recently when the RH was that low at GSP. Checked other ASOSs across the region. GSP took home the prize for the driest Monday afternoon. The Davis Vantage Vue at my parent's house about 8 miles due south of GSP as the crow flies bottomed out with a dewpoint of 7ºF (-14ºC) and RH of 11% (all time record low RH for the station since winter 2015). Definitely pushing the ol' SHT11 to its limit!  :-P

Of course all due to downslope flow of an already dry airmass of the Appalachian Mountains! Neat stuff!  8-)
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #621 on: February 14, 2017, 07:56:42 PM »
Going back up to 20-30 degrees above average temperature-wise next week. Gonna be a fun roller coaster ride yet again! 8-)
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #622 on: February 15, 2017, 08:17:11 AM »
Speaking of roller coaster rides, big front blew through yesterday morning and raised some hell, dropped temps, one wind gust measured 39mph and I suspect my anemometer of under-registering so probably somewhat higher, and dumped 1.21" rain here in a few minutes (it triggered ~6 small tornadoes near Houston/Galveston + lots of wind damage, some injuries).
Sure cooled it down a bit quick, highs will only hit 60's today and Thu, then 7-80's later.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #623 on: February 16, 2017, 07:52:49 AM »
Today's record high for Valentine Ne. is  71 °F (2011). We will come close with forecast of 70°.
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #624 on: February 17, 2017, 04:41:23 PM »
High of 63 today. Crushing the old record in the 50's.
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