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Offline ocala

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2020, 06:43:35 PM »
Funny to hear you guys talk about this winter stuff.
89 here today with 102 heat index.
Seems like every year it takes longer and longer for the cool weather to get here.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2020, 07:56:38 PM »
Wave 1 is over with as of 5pm.  The freezing rain let up fairly soon after temp went below freezing.  So ice didn't accumulate much on the trees.   However, the same can't be said for much of the Oklahoma City area.  Tree branches are down and many 1000s of people are without power.   Wave 2 with more freezing rain starts Tuesday morning. .30 inch of ice in forecast for Stillwater.  That much could cause trouble.  Wave 3 comes in Wednesday.  Thankfully, temps are expected to be above freezing then.

Neighbor's tree doesn't look too bad after wave 1.



   
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2020, 08:09:39 PM »
Ice on trees is bad, ice on trees with leaves still on them is really bad.   :shock:
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2020, 10:10:31 PM »
Dews here have fallen off the table. What was mid 90's just a few days ago has now become a freeze watch with the trough axis moving through. The wind has died, clouds non-existent, and the dewpoint is a few degrees F above zero. Mid 30's tonight and maybe take one or two off that tomorrow.
I remember when we had seasons. :roll:

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2020, 08:52:48 AM »
Ice storm really ramping up in central Oklahoma. Checked Oklahoma Gas and Electric, which supplies a lot of electricity for Oklahoma, and currently showing 101,383 116,111 201,135 without power. This is mostly clustered around the Oklahoma City area. Another .25'-.5' ice expected in that area today and tonight. A lot of the trees in the state have yet to drop their leaves which is really helping ice to accumulate and bring down tree limbs. I'm in the southern part of the state and currently hovering at 32.5°.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2020, 02:57:05 PM »
Unfortunately, my neighbor's tree didn't survive intact wave 2 as pictured.



While taking the above photo, I heard snapping noises in the distance.  I drove to the direction where they were coming from, one street over, and came upon this:



Streets after the ice storm look even worse in Oklahoma City than in Stillwater.  OKC looks like a war zone.  The ice storm has left 65% of Stillwater without power as of 1:15 pm.  Fortunately, I'm not affected and hope it remains that way.   Temperature managed to make it barely above freezing by noon.  Meteorologists hope the temperature will be above freezing when wave 3 arrives Wednesday morning.  It's been the worst ice storm in Stillwater since 2003.

I came across another street blocked. I also drove to a street which has several blocks of sycamore trees lining both sides of the street to check it out.  I was glad the street wasn't blocked and the sycamores didn't appear to have major damage. 

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2020, 11:41:07 PM »
Lost Internet service for a few hours Monday evening before being restored.  Electrical power is 91% restored in Stillwater as of 10:30pm.   Electrical workers are rare heroes.  I'd hate to imagine what they go through to fix the power, while a cold, sometimes freezing rain is going on.

In the above street photo in that area there were trees on the powerline and an electrical fire in the grass. They had to replace the line.  I was glad my street wasn't in a similar mess. But did have several limbs come down from my oak tree in the front yard, fortunately without them hitting anybody's house.  It's one of the tallest trees on the street, so heartbreaking.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2020, 08:08:37 AM »
Trees really catch it in wind and ice. Glad it wasn't worse for you. I have seen ice take out a dozen electric poles in a row. Amazing. Take care.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2020, 03:13:00 AM »
Trees really catch it in wind and ice. Glad it wasn't worse for you. I have seen ice take out a dozen electric poles in a row. Amazing. Take care.

This photo of last week's record setting ice storm in central Oklahoma was taken about 50 miles west of Oklahoma City. I was glad it was not near that bad in Stillwater.   As of Monday, ZERO out of 21,436 customers report outages in Stillwater.  However, in harder hit Oklahoma City, 71,790 were still without power as of late Monday.  For all of central Oklahoma, it's at least 115,328.  It may not be until Friday or later until power gets fully restored.  Crews from up to 10 states have been working on it.  I've lived in Stillwater since the 1960s, and the longest I was without power was overnight and into the afternoon.  It was on two occasions caused by a tornado that came through town.  Fortunately, house only slightly damaged both times.   The only time I can recall ice causing the power to go off was for a couple of hours at work in 2003.  It was at night and fun trying to read with the backup lights.



This photo below has KWTV channel 9 of OKC storm tracker Val Castor showing how thick the ice, around 3", had accumulated on downed power lines. I believe the ice was close to a half inch thick in Stillwater, plenty enough to cause trouble.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2020, 04:17:27 PM »
Photos are amazing. Glad it wasn't worse at your location.

Meanwhile, Great Plains diurnal ranges are impressive here.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2020, 11:09:05 PM »
I had shorts on this morning so I could clean the garage and pull the hoses etc.
No school.

Went to lunch. I do not think I have ever had that humid of a November day.

Then cliff.   3-7 inches coming soon. Rain collector heater going to get tested.



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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2020, 09:20:04 AM »
November to remember.

From this morning's Chicago Tribune:

By Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
Winds of change ended the November heat wave Tuesday with some severe storms, but Chicago first set records for warmth, including for seven consecutive days at 70 degrees or higher.
Well before noon, the city passed the record high for Nov. 10 of 71 degrees set in 1949, according to the National Weather Service.
As the cold front that broke the heat wave advanced Tuesday, strong storms started hitting northern Illinois mid-afternoon Tuesday, including some with 70 mph wind gusts, triggering tornado warnings. By midnight, temps were expected to drop to the 30s and 40s. The high Wednesday is forecast at a more typical 49.
There had never been so long a stretch of 70-plus-degree days so late in the year since the weather service began record keeping in the city in 1871, according to Todd Kluber, a meteorologist with the agency. At 10:12 a.m., when it warmed to 70 degrees at O’Hare International Airport, the city’s official weather recording site, 2020 made that historic first. Myriad other warm-weather records were set this week .
Among them, the weather service announced Tuesday, was a new record high minimum temperature. The previous record for Nov. 9 was 59 degrees in 1999, which was bested by this year’s daily low of 63 degrees. It also ties the record high minimum temperature for any November day, joining Nov. 6, 1924, and Nov. 7, 1975.


Yesterday I recorded a high of 74°, this morning it dropped to 34°. Yesterday evening we received .63" of rain and a lot of wind.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2020, 11:51:20 AM »
Looks like one last blast of summer as Eta rolls in. Supposed to cross the peninsula very close to me but it could be a naked swirl by the time it gets here.  :-(

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2020, 06:21:35 PM »
Batten down the hatches.  Looks like it's coming your way.  I hope all you get is rain and a little wind.  You'll be basking in the warm sunshine again soon.  :)
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2020, 11:35:29 PM »
On Wednesday, northwestern Oklahoma got quite a big snowstorm even by its winter time standards.  Up to 14" of snow fell. A few more inches may fall there.  I don't love snow, and glad I don't live in that part of the state.  14" of snow here would be a new daily record. But then I'd take that much snow over an ice storm anytime bad enough to wreck trees and take out power.  As the storm system moves out, no snow accumulation expected here, just a little more cold rain.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2020, 05:26:41 AM »
Consecutive nights in the 30's here. Brrr. I'm ready for summer again. Yeah, I'm a wuse when it comes to cold weather, but 70's are on the way. :-)

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 08:38:45 AM »
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=GID&issuedby=GID&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1

Forecast for my CWA pretty well sums up how our weather has been lately. I found this forecaster's remarks refreshingly clear and honest about this unusual pattern we are in.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 11:02:44 AM »
The folks at NWS-Twin Cities summed it up this morning like this:

Weather Summary for Minnesota
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
340 AM CST Fri Dec 4 2020

Mild and dry weather for the next week, with no sign of winter in
sight.

 

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