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Offline Notsorusty

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2021, 03:15:43 PM »
Except for some clouds over the lakes causing more lake effect snow for Indiana and Michigan it looks like clear skies. Snow everywhere you look today.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #176 on: February 16, 2021, 11:26:52 PM »
Photo of downtown Oklahoma City skyscrapers darkened to conserve electrical power on Tuesday night, while snow falls.  OKC's mayor requested it be done to follow downtown Kansas City.  On Tues. morning, with below zero temps as lows through all of Oklahoma, electrical power shutdowns lasting for one hour affected a bunch of cities in Oklahoma, including Stillwater.  It was down to 10 below at my station.  It hadn't been that cold since 10 years ago.

 Lows to be well above zero Wed. morning, so hopefully no more blackouts again.  50s should be back next week.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #177 on: February 17, 2021, 04:25:36 PM »
Went outside today at 15 degrees and sun. Felt like spring had arrived.  :lol:

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #178 on: February 17, 2021, 11:43:40 PM »
Not just Canadian geese are finding it a challenge to survive highly unusual cold in Oklahoma.  Alligators are in Oklahoma's southeastern most county and they are surviving ice water to breathe by keeping their snouts above water:

https://okcfox.com/news/local/alligators-found-icing-in-mccurtain-county#:~:text=(KOKH)%2D%2DAlligators%20in%20McCurtain,so%20that%20they%20can%20breathe.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #180 on: February 19, 2021, 06:05:25 PM »
Yes there are some clouds but a lot of what you see is snow on the ground. United States of Tundra?

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Can't wait for Spring to get here.
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #181 on: February 19, 2021, 07:57:23 PM »
Never saw local order like this before during a past winter.  All Stillwater owned lake, pond and creek surfaces are temporarily closed due to public safety concerns. Walking on frozen water is extremely dangerous, especially as temperatures start to rise. Violators will be cited. 

I'm glad the worst is over with.  On Friday, it got above freezing here for the first time since Sunday Feb. 7.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #182 on: February 20, 2021, 05:13:09 PM »
82F today with a nice breeze so I opened up the windows for the first time this year in hopes of airing out of some 2020.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #183 on: February 23, 2021, 09:16:24 AM »
What a difference a few days can make.

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We have moderating temps for the next few days so a lot more of this snow will be going away.
Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925 N, -87.872 W
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #184 on: February 23, 2021, 11:48:17 AM »
This ice berg floating in southern Lake Michigan broke off from the shore of Chicago's lake front yesterday. It is actually a large sheet of ice rather than a berg.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/huge-ice-sheet-breaks-off-lake-michigan-shoreline-NBJ4LS3V
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Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925 N, -87.872 W
Elevation: 633
City: Franklin Park
State: IL
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #185 on: February 26, 2021, 08:17:31 AM »
In the city of Chicago, after any significant snowfall, tradition has it that when you are finally able to dig your car out of the spot on the side street where you left it before the snow you have the "right" to hold your spot with lawn furniture, toys, buckets or whatever. The city finally gives up after awhile and makes this declaration. I was wondering if other snowbelt cities have the same phenomena.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #186 on: February 27, 2021, 08:36:10 PM »
The leadoff comment from this afternoon's Chicago area AFD:

The 50 isotherm has worked its way north into the CWA today, with
Chicago officially reaching that mark. After the harsh wintry
conditions of early to mid February, this and the sun are welcome
by many. It`s actually the latest first 50 in a calendar year
since 2015, which was coming out of the coldest February in
Chicago in over a century.

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Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925 N, -87.872 W
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #187 on: February 28, 2021, 06:13:17 AM »
Not just Canadian geese are finding it a challenge to survive highly unusual cold in Oklahoma.  Alligators are in Oklahoma's southeastern most county and they are surviving ice water to breathe by keeping their snouts above water:

https://okcfox.com/news/local/alligators-found-icing-in-mccurtain-county#:~:text=(KOKH)%2D%2DAlligators%20in%20McCurtain,so%20that%20they%20can%20breathe.
I would have never thought there would be gators in Oklahoma. :shock:

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #188 on: March 01, 2021, 08:16:43 PM »
Another observation from Chicago Meteorologist Tom Skilling:

Quiet start to March follows rough late winter
March's opening week looks to be storm-free, a welcome respite for weary Chicagoans, still recovering from the city's late-winter blasts of snow and cold. Recent mild weather has melted much of the city's once robust snowpack, and with no additional snow in sight, the strengthening March sun should deliver a snow-free landscape as the week progresses.

The longer days and increased sun is very welcome. Can Spring be far behind?
Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925 N, -87.872 W
Elevation: 633
City: Franklin Park
State: IL
Hardware: Ambient Weather WS-2902
Software: AMBWeatherV4.0.0

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #189 on: March 02, 2021, 01:38:08 AM »
Not just Canadian geese are finding it a challenge to survive highly unusual cold in Oklahoma.  Alligators are in Oklahoma's southeastern most county and they are surviving ice water to breathe by keeping their snouts above water:

https://okcfox.com/news/local/alligators-found-icing-in-mccurtain-county#:~:text=(KOKH)%2D%2DAlligators%20in%20McCurtain,so%20that%20they%20can%20breathe.

I would have never thought there would be gators in Oklahoma. :shock:

There are black bears, too, where the Oklahoma governor went hunting for one:  https://okcfox.com/news/local/gov-kevin-stitt-harvests-black-bear-during-hunt-in-southeast-oklahoma
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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #190 on: March 02, 2021, 06:36:16 PM »
The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation just announced the winners of its "Name a Snowplow" contest.  The DOT snowplow crews have a big job keeping the roads clear of snow and ice in the winter, but they decided to have a little fun.  More than 122,000 people voted for their favorites from a list of 24,000 names submitted, which the DOT whittled down to 50 to put on the ballot.

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Re: Fall-Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #191 on: March 02, 2021, 07:15:52 PM »
it was 50 today.


snow is really melting. except for the piles



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