User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 33 to 40 of 53

Thread: Get ready for the cold

  1. #33

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    north carolina
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anybody notice the cold? The Northeast had a HUGE snowstorm a few days ago, and numerous places in the US have had record lows recently. Feel free to post on what you think about the cold.
    dewy
    John 3:16
    My grow list/want list
    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

  2. #34
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That huge snowfall (24" here) was gone in a few days and, although we're a little colder than normal, it's only by a little. Not to be too cynical or anything, but predicting there'll be some cold in February is like predicting there'll be some hot in August.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. #35
    Whats it to ya? Finch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    3,472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    still on that Dr. Turi thing?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    We have had far too warm a winter here, good to get normal temperatures. the perrenial in the elevated beds will be fried. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    that makes no logic

  4. #36

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    north carolina
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Feb. 18 2006,9:53)]That huge snowfall (24" here) was gone in a few days and, although we're a little colder than normal, it's only by a little. Not to be too cynical or anything, but predicting there'll be some cold in February is like predicting there'll be some hot in August.
    Yes, but since many areas in the Northeast had the warmest January on record, most people would assume that spring arrived early. Also, Alliance, Nebraska had a record low of -36F just 2 days ago. Also, many other areas in the Midwest had record lows also. In the peak of winter, Alaska usually will struggle to have lows colder than -45F. Fortunately for the Northeast, they did not get this cold.

    Looks like the Midwest will start to slowly warm back to normal and even above normal by Saturday. Meanwhile, looks like another blast of very cold air will be coming from Canada around Feb.25-27th or so.
    Look at the one on the left side,which is the current setup. The red line is about where the rain/snow line is.
    http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/map/images/e...p_f000_us.html

    Now notice how the rain/snow line is almost to Florida.
    http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/map/images/e...p_f192_us.html
    John 3:16
    My grow list/want list
    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

  5. #37

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    1,706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    New York City had record snowfall. I'd say the prediction was correct. The other night the temperature went down to 13 degrees. Well below average.
    They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.

  6. #38
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But a deep snow is all about storm track and the deepest part of the track went over New York City, gaining a lot more publicity than if the deepest snow fell in Syracuse. If there had been a strong cold system overhead, there would have been little snow.

    As for February temperatures, the degree day total is about 100 below normal for the month. Since we're ~20 days into the month, that means we're averaging about 5 degrees above normal. Not quite the 7 degrees above normal we saw for January but warmer than the 3 degrees below normal we had in December.

    The prediction said, "New York could see one of the coldest moths on record, with multiple days having highs below 0F" and that hasn't happened here, 100 miles east of NY. In fact, we haven't even been below 0F yet. That's unusual. Some of my crocuses began blooming the first week of February, ~3 weeks early and they're still blooming today.

    I can't speak for other parts of the country, but this area hasn't been cold. That doesn't mean the prediction was bad. Dewy said NY could see a record month (well, actually moth), but weather's chaotic and things changed.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  7. #39

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    north carolina
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Feb. 20 2006,4:17)]But a deep snow is all about storm track and the deepest part of the track went over New York City, gaining a lot more publicity than if the deepest snow fell in Syracuse. If there had been a strong cold system overhead, there would have been little snow.

    As for February temperatures, the degree day total is about 100 below normal for the month. Since we're ~20 days into the month, that means we're averaging about 5 degrees above normal. Not quite the 7 degrees above normal we saw for January but warmer than the 3 degrees below normal we had in December.

    The prediction said, "New York could see one of the coldest moths on record, with multiple days having highs below 0F" and that hasn't happened here, 100 miles east of NY. In fact, we haven't even been below 0F yet. That's unusual. Some of my crocuses began blooming the first week of February, ~3 weeks early and they're still blooming today.

    I can't speak for other parts of the country, but this area hasn't been cold. That doesn't mean the prediction was bad. Dewy said NY could see a record month (well, actually moth), but weather's chaotic and things changed.
    I didn't mean all of New York. I was talking about western New York. They have had several days where the highs struggled to get above 5F. Also, Dallas, Texas didn't get above freezing for 2, almost 3, days in a row. This is about 30 below average for them. The Outer Banks of NC saw a light dusting of snow today,the first snow for some areas in about 5 years.

    About temps being 5F above normal,according to the weather channel, most of the Northeast has been about 5-15F below normal, especially northern Maine.

    Sorry about the misspelling (moth instead of month).

    Looks like most of the US will warm to above average until the next surge of cold air starts coming down around Feb. 24th or so.
    dewy
    John 3:16
    My grow list/want list
    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

  8. #40
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (dewy @ Feb. 20 2006,12:57)]I didn't mean all of New York. I was talking about western New York. They have had several days where the highs struggled to get above 5F.
    ummmm. no, we havent had that.
    im in Western NY..and yes, its been chilly out here for the last few days..but nothing out of the oridinary for winter.

    We havent had any "highs near 5 degrees.."
    actually, we havnt had a LOW of 5 degrees..
    the lowest low since December has been plus 9,
    and that was last Sunday..the high for the day was 22.

    yeah, its been cold..maybe that Alaskan air is over us..but its nothing like ""New York could see one of the coldest moths on record, with multiple days having highs below 0F"

    nothing even close to that has happened...
    its been a perfectly normal, average sort of cold in February.
    nothing unusual at all..
    We finally got normal winter the last few weeks..
    and I would say its even on the warm side for an average February.

    Here is the last month for Rochester, NY.
    actual highs and lows:

    Rochester temps

    All of Western NY is essentially identical to Rochester's numbers..
    I could also post Syracuse and Buffalo, but they will be close enough to be meaningless..

    Scot

Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •