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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2017, 06:41:05 PM »

Ha, plenty of sand, doubtful on the NaCl!

None of that nasty stuff around here either. Just sand.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 06:04:12 AM »
First zero F (-17.7C) of winter. Still have 3 hours before sunrise to go below.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »
WOW, most winters don't get as low as ZERO here.  That cold air arrived this morning.  It will only be around freezing thing afternoon.  Low expected is 20.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 01:24:30 PM »
Temps finally dropped in VT to a point where they can start really getting the snowguns going again. Looks like the temps will drop lower into next week. We could use some natural snow though; both for the ski areas and snowmobiling.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 02:20:02 PM »
WOW, most winters don't get as low as ZERO here.  That cold air arrived this morning.  It will only be around freezing thing afternoon.  Low expected is 20.

I looked for Stillwater airport but all data was missing. Here is nearby station goes back 100+ years averages 1.1 below zero days yearly.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2017, 03:13:02 PM »
WOW, most winters don't get as low as ZERO here.  That cold air arrived this morning.  It will only be around freezing thing afternoon.  Low expected is 20.

I looked for Stillwater airport but all data was missing. Here is nearby station goes back 100+ years averages 1.1 below zero days yearly.
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The point you're trying to make is unfounded.  My weather records go back to 2009.  Since 2009, there was only one winter in which the temp sunk below zero.  So I looked over the Stillwater airport records made available by WU starting at 2008.  I got tired of wasting time looking as far back as 1998, because I couldn't find any winter month with a below zero temp low.  So I continue to stand by my word that it is rare here for a winter to have any below zero temps.

Thanks for the interesting chart.  Most of the record temperature extremes go back well before I was born.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2017, 08:24:11 PM »
WOW, most winters don't get as low as ZERO here.  That cold air arrived this morning.  It will only be around freezing thing afternoon.  Low expected is 20.

I looked for Stillwater airport but all data was missing. Here is nearby station goes back 100+ years averages 1.1 below zero days yearly.
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The point you're trying to make is unfounded.  My weather records go back to 2009.  Since 2009, there was only one winter in which the temp sunk below zero.  So I looked over the Stillwater airport records made available by WU starting at 2008.  I got tired of wasting time looking as far back as 1998, because I couldn't find any winter month with a below zero temp low.  So I continue to stand by my word that it is rare here for a winter to have any below zero temps.

Thanks for the interesting chart.  Most of the record temperature extremes go back well before I was born.

I wasn't making a point at all. How does 1 day a year mean something other than rare?
If anything it was substantiating what you said as rare and News Flash weather records do go beyond our lifetime.
   
I did find the airport extreme mins since 1996 and 4 below zero days at least have occurred, all since 2011.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2017, 06:25:24 PM »
Working on a white Christmas...
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2017, 06:59:48 PM »
Kind of an odd thing I noticed today.
On Cumulus it shows the days length at the top.
It says tomorrow is actually 2 seconds shorter then today.
Always thought today was the shortest day of the year.
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After I made this post I went to look at Cumulus. It now says it's the same length.  :???:
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2017, 07:16:59 PM »
Kind of an odd thing I noticed today.
On Cumulus it shows the days length at the top.
It says tomorrow is actually 2 seconds shorter then today.
Always thought today was the shortest day of the year.
Edit.
After I made this post I went to look at Cumulus. It now says it's the same length.  :???:

Yeah 2 seconds longer tomorrow.  =D> Thank goodness, Lack of sunlight is getting old already...
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2017, 08:20:13 AM »
HO HO HO....Bitter cold Christmas morning, after overnight low (-3F) currently 0F with windchill -13F west Valentine Ne. High temperature expected around 9F with slight chance of snow. Ground soil temperature today 21F at 4" depth and has froze to 15" with the extended cold this week. Looking ahead more arctic cold and possible snowstorm Friday.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
53F here headed towards 65F.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2017, 08:51:48 AM »
53F here headed towards 65F.
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Sounds like a cool day for Florida.  8-) Near 80 down around south beach is the place to be..
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2017, 09:30:11 AM »
Three days ago I was worried about having a rare "brown Christmas".   Winter finally arrived, beginning on the 23rd. :grin:

Merry Christmas to all.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2017, 09:38:51 AM »
53F here headed towards 65F.
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Sounds like a cool day for Florida.  8-) Near 80 down around south beach is the place to be..
It was 79 here yesterday. An overnight cold front cooled it off today.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2017, 09:49:19 AM »
Here's a look at who is officially having a White Christmas in 2017:

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2017, 10:31:05 AM »
It's a Christmas Day Blizzard here in Maine! A Blizzard Warning was just issued for us here in Western Maine. Check out my webcam on my website. Almost complete whiteout conditions! Winds should increase through the day, and then temperatures tumble beginning tomorrow, with highs later this week likely staying below 0F!

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2017, 12:57:00 PM »
It's a Christmas Day Blizzard here in Maine! A Blizzard Warning was just issued for us here in Western Maine. Check out my webcam on my website. Almost complete whiteout conditions! Winds should increase through the day, and then temperatures tumble beginning tomorrow, with highs later this week likely staying below 0F!

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2017, 12:58:38 PM »
Here's a look at who is officially having a White Christmas in 2017:



Strange thet strip through SD with no snow.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2017, 02:17:19 PM »


Both Cameras are being blocked for some reason or I would look.
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Very odd... It has been working with no issues for others elsewhere. But I have adjusted some settings. Let me know if you can view it now on my website.

Thanks for the heads up that you couldn't view it! A bit concerning to me that you get a 'Malicious Website' message as well. I hope it is fixed now. Of course now that you can hopefully view it, the heavy snow is over and now its just on and off light snow for the remainder of the storm. 12.2" total so far.
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« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2017, 04:06:54 PM »


Both Cameras are being blocked for some reason or I would look.
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Very odd... It has been working with no issues for others elsewhere. But I have adjusted some settings. Let me know if you can view it now on my website.

Thanks for the heads up that you couldn't view it! A bit concerning to me that you get a 'Malicious Website' message as well. I hope it is fixed now. Of course now that you can hopefully view it, the heavy snow is over and now its just on and off light snow for the remainder of the storm. 12.2" total so far.
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Working now... =D>
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2017, 08:46:07 PM »
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2017, 03:13:33 PM »
Made it above zero today 2F, looking at the next shot of arctic air Friday/Saturday even colder. Cold enough air if conditions were perfect -30 below Valentine again but looks like clouds and light snow will hamper the real cold stuff from occuring.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2017, 03:28:17 PM »
Mid to upper 70's all week... 8-)

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2017, 03:39:57 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.
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