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Old December 15 2013, 09:23 AM   #91
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Re: what's your local weather?

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Cold with lake effect snow.
Thanks for asking.
What is the lake effect?

Foggy day #15 in a row. I start to lose count. It's like living in a jar of milk.
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Old December 16 2013, 04:03 PM   #92
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Saturday we got a few inches of snow, and I did not leave the house, not even to get the mail out of the box. Yesterday, no additional snow, sunny most of the day, and I think it got close to 40F. I got out to do the shopping, and finally put up Christmas lights on the porch. Today, it's about 27F and sunny, with black ice EVERYWHERE. It was an interesting drive in. I might head home early (before the sun goes down) just to be safer.

Tomorrow's forecast is MOAR SNOW and my supervisor and I have already decided we're working from home. I love this job.
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Old December 16 2013, 10:18 PM   #93
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High of 63F and low of 42F. A nice day.
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Old December 17 2013, 03:54 AM   #94
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Re: what's your local weather?

I am pleased to report that the temperature rose 30 degrees (C) from yesterday.

It's still negative, mind you...
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Old December 17 2013, 06:59 AM   #95
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Re: what's your local weather?

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Cold with lake effect snow.
Thanks for asking.
What is the lake effect?
It refers to storms in the Great Lakes region. As a weather system moves by the lake, it picks up both energy and moisture, and the city on other side of the of the lake gets pounded with snow. Much more than it would otherwise get. Hits places like Buffalo, Cleveland, Syracuse, etc.

Better explanation...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-effect_snow

I live west of there, so it doesn't impact me. We just get the brutally cold air from Canada, and the nasty wind across the Plains. It broke freezing here today for the first time in a couple weeks, so I can't complain.
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Old December 17 2013, 01:43 PM   #96
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I see. We had something similar in June during the flood (you may recall the news about the floods in Germany - I live in the town that got hit worst)

We have our local specialty, too: the "Bohemian Wind", an unbelievably cold wind from the East. As a matter of fact it comes from Siberia, but Bohemia (Czech Republic) is the next country in that direction, hence the name. It's nasty in summer to have a 40°C (105°F) day and all of a sudden get touched by a 5°C (40°F) breeze.


Today the sky over Bavaria seems to be broken. It's not its usual fluffy grey but a funny pale blue. And there's a yellow hole in it through which warm radiation leaks! *gasp*
At least the temperature is rather normal: -5° / 25 °F And everything is covered in sparkling frost crystals =)
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Old December 17 2013, 01:53 PM   #97
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It's not snowing yet... which means I'm going to have to go in to the office. And then drive home in the snow. *sigh* So far we have heavy cloud cover, and it's about 22F.
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Old December 17 2013, 02:30 PM   #98
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With luck it'll be like our blizzard a few weeks ago: it'll idle a bit on the way and come when you are already at home, safe and sound.
I'll keep my fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you!
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Old December 17 2013, 03:10 PM   #99
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SmoothieX wrote: View Post

It refers to storms in the Great Lakes region. As a weather system moves by the lake, it picks up both energy and moisture, and the city on other side of the of the lake gets pounded with snow. Much more than it would otherwise get. Hits places like Buffalo, Cleveland, Syracuse, etc.
Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton and cities and towns inland in Ontario are often slammed with lake effect snow.
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Old December 17 2013, 03:18 PM   #100
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Here in North Jersey we are getting more snow. Thankfully, totals have been lowered... But it's still snow. As I've gotten older I grew to hate snow. I'd love to move somewhere that never gets snow...
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Old December 17 2013, 03:35 PM   #101
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Sunny, 10C, pretty nice really.
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Old December 17 2013, 03:59 PM   #102
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Foggy here and might break out of the 40s.
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Old December 17 2013, 10:50 PM   #103
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Re: what's your local weather?

SmoothieX wrote: View Post
It refers to storms in the Great Lakes region. As a weather system moves by the lake, it picks up both energy and moisture, and the city on other side of the of the lake gets pounded with snow. Much more than it would otherwise get. Hits places like Buffalo, Cleveland, Syracuse, etc.

Better explanation...
/I used to live a few miles from Lake Erie. I remember one time we got a few feet of snow and the electricity went off in our dorms for half a day from all the fallen trees and the weight of the snow breaking stuff. Good times!

Got about a foot of snow yesterday, still snowing. It's supposed to warm up to almost 60F this weekend, though.
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Old December 18 2013, 12:43 AM   #104
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Re: what's your local weather?

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SmoothieX wrote: View Post

It refers to storms in the Great Lakes region. As a weather system moves by the lake, it picks up both energy and moisture, and the city on other side of the of the lake gets pounded with snow. Much more than it would otherwise get. Hits places like Buffalo, Cleveland, Syracuse, etc.
Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton and cities and towns inland in Ontario are often slammed with lake effect snow.

Yep, not to mention, bitter winters.
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Old December 18 2013, 12:58 AM   #105
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It got just warm enough for some of the snow to start melting today!

It's funny how warm 33F feels when it's been below Zero for the last couple weeks.
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