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Worst forcast this winter so far! Pipe busting wea
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Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy I think it is winter now they are talking -12 to -15 below with wind chills down to -25 or more for the next few days. This will be a good test of the water pipes in our area. Nasty Forcast;
OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OMAK...TONASKET...OROVILLE...NESPELEM
400 AM PST SAT JAN 3 2004

...WIND CHILL WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR TONIGHT...

.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 15 TO 21. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 2 BELOW TO 9 BELOW ZERO. NORTH WIND
15 TO 20 MPH. WIND CHILL 25 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS 2 TO 7. WIND
CHILL 20 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 5 BELOW TO 12 BELOW ZERO. WIND
CHILL 25 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 5 TO 10. NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND
10.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.
WINDY...WARMER. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE
MID TEENS TO MID 30S. LOWS 10 TO 18.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.


phyllis    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good goobalee! That's cold! Here's ours for today:

Current Conditions
Updated: 11:06 AM CST on January 03, 2004
Observed at Greenville, Texas
Temperature 70 F / 21 C
Humidity 73%
Dew Point 61 F / 16 C
Wind South at 17 mph / 27.4 km/h
Wind Gust 22 mph / 35 km/h
Pressure 29.92 in / 1013 hPa (Steady)
Conditions Overcast
Visibility 10 miles / 16 kilometers
Clouds
(Above Ground Level) Overcast (OVC) : 1900 ft / 581 m

They say it's supposed to get to 79 today.... practically tropical weather we're having right now, LOL. Supposed to get into the 30's tomorrow night, though, I think. Have been running the A/C the last 2 nights because of the warmth and humidity. Just killed a tick on the back steps. I wish it would get colder than it does, sometimes, though. Running the A/C in January just doesn't seem right....


Willy-N WOW    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:29:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy I would die in that heat right now! That is warm for winter!! Do you get a winter? Mark H.


phyllis    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:43:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
We get a winter, but nothing remotely close to what ya'll are talking about! Sometimes, it gets into the high teens (18-19), and has been 9 degrees at our place, once in the last 2 or 3 years, but that's not the norm.

It seems like it just doesn't get as cold here as it used to, and it's really not good. Many ticks, mosquitos etc., that survive instead of being wiped out by the cold. Still have to keep an eye out for snakes, on days like today.

We usually get a little snow, at least once a year, but not much, and sometimes the freezing rain that breaks tree limbs, etc. Today is not normal, it's way too warm and humid, and uncomfortable.



Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
My neibor just went by with a Logging Skidder all chained up to clear a 7 mile drive way to a house people are stranded at. They will be stranded again in a few hours due to the wind cause there road will close right up after he is done clearing it! Even if it is not snowing the snow keeps moving accross the land filling any low spot. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:49:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
close to half of the forests of b.c. desperately need minus 40 temps, for at least two weeks they are infested with the mountain pine beetle and the only thing that will rid them of it is two weeks of temps like that, not sure i could survive two weeks of it though,just not used to it anymore.


John Central WI    Posted 01-03-2004 at 11:36:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the early 80's I can remember a February where we had two weeks of -40F. I remember walking back from town (Car would'nt start)and tried to zip up the upper part of my AF parka. Had my hand out of my glove/pocket for about 5 seconds and could'nt grip the zipper. For some reason we just don't get the cold weather or snow over here anymore. Hope those darn snakes don't migrate North with the warmer climate. Killer bees either!


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 12:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup same here i remember in 87 we had our cows down the road a half mile from here , we left them there cause we didn,t have time to get their barns built when we moved and they had barns down there, truck wouldn,t start had to walk back and forth twice a day, lasted about two weeks at a time that year, and had a few cold spells that year , has been getting warmer and the cold spell s are less frequient but this one reminds you of whos in control haha.


phyllis    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
If we had a blast of cold like ya'll are having, we'd be reading in the paper about people freezing to death, and everything would probably just shut down. We couldn't handle it. Even when we get some sleet, it's like a demolition derby trying to get on the road. People don't know how to drive in it, down here and it's scary, LOL.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:18:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
this cold air mass is a big one and it,s moving south i don,t know how far but im sure some of you will feel something out of it, usually they move southeast , but this one is heading more straight south so far, i actually got out some sweathers , haven,t wore anything but short sleeve shirts and a jacket in along while, must be getting old.


phyllis    Posted 01-03-2004 at 13:27:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our weather page on the internet says that on Monday night we should get in the upper 20's. We're farther out than where they measure this, so it's possible we'll be in the high teens out here. I guess this shows our "norms".

History & Almanac
Max Temperature Min Temperature
Normal (KDFW) 54 F / 12 C 34 F / 1 C
Record (KDFW) 78 F / 26 C (1997) 4 F / -16 C (1911)
Yesterday 72 F / 22 C 64 F / 18 C


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 13:54:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Phyllis,those temps look just like our SUMMER time temps.


Phyllis    Posted 01-03-2004 at 14:17:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! Where are you? I'm sure it's been posted but I must've missed it.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 15:36:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
high up in the canadian rockies,3300 ft level south east british columbiaand at 4.30 its dropped to -10f.brrr


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:23:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
you should be here ,windchills in the -30s now ,it,s a mite bit cool out there.


Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:27:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Were catching up fast now. The winds are a Bit** to deal with! Mark H.


ret    Posted 01-03-2004 at 15:58:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
what are you and Toolmans zip codes. I can track the weather better that way
Was 74 in N.va. today, fine with me
REt


Willy-N Here    Posted 01-03-2004 at 16:24:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is my Zip Code 98840 but the area is about 12 mile away from me and 2,000 ft lower. Here is a link to a site that is about a mile from my house and it tracks the weather every hour. It is a remote Weather Station that sends a signal to a satalite. We use it alot during the fire season for fuel and humitity of the area around us. Mark H.


ret    Posted 01-03-2004 at 18:03:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see according to the averages, that it is a lot colder than usual. Spent 38 years in N.Iowa winters, don't miss them
REt


Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 18:16:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not realy injoying this one either but it will get better after a few weeks and we get back to normal winter. Mark H.


kraig WY    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:22:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a normal Wyoming winter to me.

3degrees, suppose to warm up to 18 today


Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:35:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is not normal but I have seen it blow like this for a week straite during the winter. It causes 10+ ft drifts in some places around us. Spent a week snowed in because of it once they could not get the road open long enought to leave. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:46:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i got to venture out in it , so the sooner i do the quicker i,ll get back in , actually once your out and dressed for it , ain,t all that bad is it?lol


Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:07:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Long Johns, Insulated shirt, Carharts, -82 Below Zero Snow Boots, Fur Lined Mad Bomber Hat with Ear Flaps, Thinsulate Gloves, Scarf and Glasses normal Tractor Running Gear for this time of the year. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:21:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
at least long sleeved shirt under a good jacket for this storm, if i stay out long i,ll put the winter coveralls on , getting over heated isn,t too good either.


Willy-N    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:26:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya but your in a Warm Cab of a Truck I am on a open Tractor! Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:44:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
opps i for got about that haha , not today got some work to do , if its too bad might just leave it, says - 31 tonight and tomorrow night -35 after that it starts to warm some and by thrus and friday they are calling for freezing rain normally i don,t belive anything past two days but thats usually the way it is , storms like this then warms up and rains,have to wain n see.


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