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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:44 PM

How is the weather where you are?

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With a large part of the country under weather warnings right now I am sure that many DUers are currently experiencing some bad weather or have very recently experienced it. Ice storms, snow, and power outages in the South, snowstorms in the Midwest and Northeast.

I am in western NY where we have a lake effect snow warning. We expect a foot and a half by Monday night and more snow on Tuesday. Right now, when I look out my window, all I can see is a white blur. Several inches on the ground and coming down so steadily that I can barely see across the street. The temperature is dropping and the wind is steady, putting the chill factor in single digits now and below zero F overnight.

What's happening where you are?

EDIT TO ADD: The battle of the snowflakes has begun at my place. I am on the 5th floor of my building. Updrafts, downdrafts, shifting winds send snowflakes swirling everywhere. My cat, Ember, feels called upon to take action. When they hit the window, she takes it personally and hits back. Back and forth on the windowsill, up on hind legs, then down again. Both paws in action. Faster than a speeding bullet, Supercat strikes in all directions.

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wnylib Jan 2022 OP
live love laugh Jan 2022 #1
ProfessorGAC Jan 2022 #31
markie Jan 2022 #2
wnylib Jan 2022 #3
markie Jan 2022 #6
wnylib Jan 2022 #10
Glorfindel Jan 2022 #4
Ocelot II Jan 2022 #5
wnylib Jan 2022 #7
Ocelot II Jan 2022 #13
wnylib Jan 2022 #15
zanana1 Jan 2022 #30
bottomofthehill Jan 2022 #8
Enter stage left Jan 2022 #9
wnylib Jan 2022 #12
Enter stage left Jan 2022 #14
wnylib Jan 2022 #16
Enter stage left Jan 2022 #17
electric_blue68 Jan 2022 #25
elleng Jan 2022 #11
applegrove Jan 2022 #18
wnylib Jan 2022 #26
applegrove Jan 2022 #28
wnylib Jan 2022 #32
applegrove Jan 2022 #33
SheltieLover Jan 2022 #19
EYESORE 9001 Jan 2022 #20
woodsprite Jan 2022 #21
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2022 #22
electric_blue68 Jan 2022 #23
MissB Jan 2022 #24
PJMcK Jan 2022 #27
Rastapopoulos Jan 2022 #29
wnylib Jan 2022 #34
Trueblue1968 Jan 2022 #35
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #36
wnylib Jan 2022 #37
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #38
wnylib Jan 2022 #40
Marthe48 Jan 2022 #41
yellowdogintexas Jan 2022 #39
Emile Jan 2022 #42

Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:52 PM

1. Luckily nothing much in Chicago. Yet. With the seasons shifting seems February is our bad time now.

But maybe this year well get a pass though I doubt it.

Last February heavy snow piled on my garage roof nearly collapsing it. A neighbors garage totally collapsed.

I dont understand why insurance companies arent lobbying for climate control changes as they are getting hit with massive claims due to it.

Stay safe and warm.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:50 AM

31. Had A Dusting Down Here

About 60 miles south of the city.
Truly a dusting. A yardstick would have been useless.
Maybe(!) a millimeter?
Supposed to get quite cold Thursday.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:53 PM

2. balmy 6 degrees

here... warmed up from the -20 early this morning.... the snow will hit us in a few hours

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Response to markie (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:58 PM

3. Where are you? Sounds like

Minnesota or the Dakotas.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:00 AM

6. to the east of you...

Northern Vermont (NEK)

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Response to markie (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:05 AM

10. I think I heard that the snow will reach you tomorrow.

But, like us, you are used to snow, I'm sure.

We have had a pretty mild winter so far. A few dustings of snow that melted within a day. Temps have been between 25 and 35 most of the time with a few brief very cold spells. Looks like that is changing tonight.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:58 PM

4. Snow has fallen all day, but only about two inches accumulated

The temperature has hovered between 35 - 32 degrees F. The electricity was out for about two hours. Came back on a few minutes ago. This is in the southern Appalachians of north Georgia.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:58 PM

5. Warm for here, 28F.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:01 AM

7. Where is "here"?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:09 AM

13. Minneapolis. It was below zero last week and will be again later this week,

so 28 feels like shorts and flip-flops weather. It's nice to be able to go outside without your face hurting..

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:14 AM

15. One benefit of masks in cold weather.

I often walk to stores that are only a few blocks away. Since I live in an apartment building, I put my mask on before leaving the apartment. In good weather, I push it down when I get outside in order to enjoy the fresh air, until I reach the store. In cold weather, I leave it in place to keep my face, especially the nose, from freezing.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:31 AM

30. I've been doing that, too.

New Hampshire has been in the deep freeze for a few days now, so what is bothersome indoors is welcome outdoors.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:02 AM

8. Northern VA

Snow turned to sleet turned to rain. One big sloppy mess. The wind has picked up a lot and things are starting to fly.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:05 AM

9. Casa Grande AZ..9:03 PM Mountain standard time...53 degrees, 3mph breeze from the south.

Nice.

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:08 AM

12. That would be a winter heat wave here in NY.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:12 AM

14. And that's we are not in NY.

LOL.

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:22 AM

16. A couple years ago I spent

a week in Scottsdale in August. But the heat did not bother me as long as I kept drinking cold water and did not stay in the sun when outdoors. I liked the dryness, but could never live in that part of AZ. Everything was brown. No colors. No greens. No flowers.

I am used to the cold winters and moderate summers here, so, although I prefer summer, I tolerate winter.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:32 AM

17. We spent most of our lives in SLC, Ut along the Wasatch Range...

and hated the desert until we retired almost 8 years ago and started full-time RV'ing.

Since then we have spent many months in the desert, and have learned to love the differences between the dry lands and the VERY WET LANDS WHERE OUR DAUGHTER LIVES in Olympia Washington.

There is incredible beauty in this country. Sometimes you have to look for it, sometimes it smacks you upside the head and says "why didn't you see this 50 years age?"

Don't ever stop looking for the wonders & beauty of our incredible country.

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:05 AM

25. Born & Bred NYCr who got to visit the high desert...

I love living in the greening up, and green months here. So rich!

I also saw photos of The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and a whole photo book by Elliot Porter of ?____ Canyon before buried under the waters of what would be Lake Powell all by the time I was a mid teen back in the late '60s.

I fell in love with the colors, and sculpturalness of it!

In '79 I went across the whole USA by bus Southwest route. Met a friend heading back eastward in Flagstaff. We rented a car and visited Monument Valley - slept under the stars, and we parted ways on returning to Flagstaff, he east, me west.

I came back to Flagstaff and took a day tour to the GC, and a day tour back again through the Hopi Nation.

I often felt like I was living in a waking dream, a dream come true once I went from green, but getting flatter, and flatter Southern Missouri near sunset, and hen through Oklahoma, Texas panhandle at night and waking up in the scrubby brush and wind, and occasional rain sculptured rocks of New Mexico.

I still have the Journal I kept - writing and sketches I made.

I went back to it next Summer before heading northward.

Some or the most glowing memories in my life! 💖


Your visit to Olympus Washington - amazing temperate "rain forests". Too much gray for me, but seeing some of those fog, and mist faded trees must have been amazing, too.


[Oh, and next year I also got to visit The 💖 Rockies in Colorado]

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:06 AM

11. Not TERRIBLE in southern MD.

Rain 49 F 43 F 100 % 0.15 in 100 % 47 F 92 % 18 mph SE 29.30 in

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:38 AM

18. We are getting +1 feet of snow tonight. That's not out of the ordinary

for Ottawa.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:37 AM

26. A foot and a half is not unusual

for here in western NY either. I am near Buffalo where a few years ago, 7 feet fell in 2 days. Lake effect snow off of Lake Erie.

But last winter was mild and this winter has been very mild, too, until now.

This is being described as wet, heavy snow which could be bad for power lines, trees, and roofs.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 09:40 AM

28. Yes. My brother was on a school trip back in the 1970s to Watertown NY when they got

snowed in. The fire department took the private school kids, locked inside a hotel, out for some sledding or something to show them a good time.

Yes it has been mild here in Ottawa the last few years.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:38 PM

32. What fun for the kids and

how nice of the fire dept. Watertown is a few hundred miles northeast of where I am. I know that they get some pretty cold, snowy winters there. I used to work for a company that sent sales teams there and heard the salesmen's complaints about weather.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:48 PM

33. It may have been snowmobiles. The fire department really did step up though.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:43 AM

19. Winter storm came through last night.

Dusting of snow on lawns & roofs. The culmination of "very heavy wet snow" storm warning.

Not sure what snow total was, but when it snows for hours & accumulates an inch or two, that is not heavy snow.

Mid-30s here now. Was up into 40s today & will be again tomorrow.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:54 AM

20. We may get a foot of snow overnight

Maybe more, maybe less. NE Ohio.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:04 AM

21. Newark, DE. Had about an inch before it changed over to rain.

I think they probably didn't do much with the roads figuring the rain would take care of it. It was bad for awhile tonight out on the roads, but seems better now since the temp has come up to 36. The first batch of snow was so light and fluffy, hubby used the leaf blower to clear the driveway. Hoping there isn't an ice issue tomorrow morning since my daughter has to be in at work by 7am. Son doesn't head to work until noon. I heard we were expecting another blast of snow (and inch or so) around 5am, then back to rain, so maybe it'll be fine.

Even though my kids are 28 and 21, I'm most happy when my chicks are home safe and sound. Fixed the family an Italian dinner tonight and spent the evening chatting, telling jokes, going through song lyrics, reading funny memes, and playing video games (Maria Party and Monkey Ball).

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:21 AM

22. I'm currently in Colorado Springs, CO.

It's 28 degrees, clear skies. Tomorrow I will be driving south on I25 to Santa Fe, NM. All of the way home it will be partly cloudy skies, temps in the 40s and 50s. Lucky me, no problem at all.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:35 AM

23. NYC...

We had around an inch before it started rainint. I'd gone out around 7pm for some stuff I missed getting Sat. There was a 1/4+ inch but not yet slippery. I was very careful.

It turned over to rain a few hours later. Will rain to about 10 amish. Then cloudy with partial sun by 1-2pm. Staying 39f - 41f ish. Going down later but several degrees above freezing.


Good luck to you all in Southern States.
I've been checking in on my friends.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:41 AM

24. Not quite 50 but will be mid-50s later this week

Dried up a bit too.

My camellia is blooming.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 08:15 AM

27. Cold

It's about 15 F. in the Lower Catskills.

We got 10" to 12" of snow lduring the night. My plow-guy texted me at 3:30 am to let me know he'll be here later this morning.

Stay safe!

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:22 AM

29. About 6 inches on the ground

Changing to rain in a couple hours. Central NH.

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Response to Rastapopoulos (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:25 PM

34. Hasn't stopped snowing here since around

8 o'clock last night. Around a foot accumulation now and still coming down. Should stop sometime this evening. More forecast for tomorrow.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 06:12 PM

35. West coast .... ugly grey sky - no rain yet

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 07:39 PM

36. S.E. Ohio on the Ohio River

We have about 9" of snow, temps in the high 20s all day. Flurries off and on all day, no new accumulation. The plows have cleared our street, so they've been very timely. We didn't get the wind, so didn't lose power of Internet.

It is more snow than usual, and won't last

Hope you are still doing okay!

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 08:00 PM

37. We have a foot and a half

accumulation since 8 pm yesterday. It just stopped coming down about 10 minutes ago but is expected to resume off and on overnight.

Tomorrow's forecast is for 6 to 8 more inches and winds around 30 to 40 mph. Not unusual for western NY, but we have had such a mild winter so far that this is the first significant snowfall this winter. Temp has been around 27 F.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 08:25 PM

38. CBS Radio news

has noticed your snowfall-mentioned it on the hour a couple of times this afternoon. It seems like that actual winter weather comes in January more often. Stay warm!

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 01:53 AM

40. This late start to winter is

A fairly recent development. Used to be that it was cold and rainy by mid October, then dry and cold, with snow starting sometime in November, occasionally even in October. By December we had some snow accumulations.

But for the past decade we've been getting warm temps in the mid 70s for several days in October, and 60s in November, with occasional cold days. Real winter has been starting later and later. Then it lasts into April. It's as if the seasons are shifting.

This year the leaves didn't start turning colors until mid October and November. They didn't fall until weeks after that. Summer starts later, too, and when it's here, it's hotter than usual.

Climate change, I guess.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 10:24 AM

41. I've noticed the same

And some things start growing or blooming a little earlier, especially after a mild winter. The climate is changing, right in front of our eyes!

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 09:00 PM

39. North Texas : got up to 60 today. Bright and sunny

Nice after 4 days of very chilly weather.

No precip though. We could use some just not when it is near or below freezing.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Jan 18, 2022, 11:46 AM

42. Colder than a toilet seat made of brass in the Yukon.

Colder than a well diggers ass!

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