Isn't the weather just lovely?

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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Don Alexander » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm

So I guess we're having what even the Grenadines (if that is what you call the people of Granada) are calling a heatwave...

During daytime it was 44 °C/111 °F.
When I went to the movies at seven in the evening, still 41 °C/106 °F.
And the most astonishing was when I came here to the institute, just the barest sliver of twilight left, but it was still 37 °C/99 °F!!!
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Artemisia » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:09 pm

And yet, here in Vermont, things have been cooler than average. We're only about to have our first solid few days of 80F weather next week.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Azrael » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:46 am

A-HA! Vermont is to blame. Weather here in Washington has been shitful. We haven't had a day where the high didn't start with at least a 7 in like 27 days. And we've already had a couple days in June of triple digit weather. We don't generally get weather like that until August. :ymtongue: This. Is. WASHINGTON! *boots Persian Weatherman into the Pit of Despair
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by mikbuster » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:32 pm

Weather here has been perfect... I mean, everyone else is complaining it's too hot, but the only issue I've had is there's way too much light from that big sphere up there.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by yiraheerai » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:21 am

Isn't it nice when the weather does stuff we like? It rained here :3 And not like a big storm or anything too, just a soft drizzle. It was nice.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:34 pm

While this may yet change, our favorite Texan, SidewaysPlatypus, has told me she lives far enough inland and expects Harvey to have broken up into storm systems by the time it hits her place. So probably nothing to worry about.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Tenjen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:07 am

Lets hope so
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Artemisia » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:42 pm

The problem is that Harvey isn't expected to go inland. At least not directly. It's going to go inland a little, bounce out back into the Gulf, and then head back inland and may not be downgraded into just storms sometime around Thursday of next week.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Azrael » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:43 pm

Yeah, they're saying this one is going to linger like a dog fart in a closed room.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by yiraheerai » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:25 pm

Have y'all seen some of the pictures of Houston? There was a nursing home full of people waiting to get rescued and they were sitting in water what was probably waist deep on most of them. They managed to rescue them but damn, man. It's worrying.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Artemisia » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:11 pm

Anyone with a shallow bottomed boat is being asked to lend to the rescue effort. It's really bad, and it's just going to continue to be catastrophic as more and more rain continues to fall before this finally moves out the end of the week...oh and President Trump is planning on visiting Texas tomorrow.
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Don Alexander » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:35 pm

He'll likely leave quickly enough once he sees the golf course is flooded. :P

Anyway, this explains why already last Friday, I had seen in the long-term forecast that the Dallas-Fort Worth area was not supposed to be hit by heavy rains until a week later.

I heard in a report yeasterday that somewhere near Houston, it had rained 500 millimeters (20 inches) in THREE HOURS, with 350 of those coming in the first 1.5 hours. :| :| :| :|

The hardest rain I have ever experienced was the downburst of a bow echo of a supercell system crossing Germany back in summer 2005, this was absolutely apocalyptic and I estimate it dumped 5 - 10 millimeters of rain in just 90 seconds or so. Extrapolated, this gives 300 - 600 millimeters in 90 minutes, so they basically experienced a biblical deluge going on for 1.5 hours. The mind boggles.

Also, saw a statistic that Harvey has so far dumped 11 TRILLION gallons of rain!!!! That equates to 42 trillion liters, 42 billion cubic meters... FORTY-TWO CUBIC KILOMETERS OF WATER!!!!!!!! Or pretty much exactly TEN CUBIC MILES!!!!!!!

Even Andalusia is getting some moderately heavy rain and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, where I am, it's brilliant sunshine, hot, and rather stifling...
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by Tenjen » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:38 pm

how many people here have experienced oven hot wind? Hot enough to make your skin feel like its burning?
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Re: Isn't the weather just lovely?

Post by yiraheerai » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:49 am

Nope, can't say that I have.
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