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Hamlet
2004-Dec-20, 02:27 PM
We had our first sub-zero( Fahrenheit ) dip of the thermometer last night, but Mother Nature made up for it this morning with a beautiful display of sundogs (http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm). The sky was crystal clear and the sundogs were very bright. They made the drive into work a little hazardous though. :D

SeanF
2004-Dec-20, 02:33 PM
Unfortunately, it was pretty overcast this morning. There was a break somewhere near the rising sun, though, because I could see red in the east, but no sundogs.

Driving to work was hazardous anyway, thanks to the freezing rain on the windshields and road! :evil:

gethen
2004-Dec-20, 02:35 PM
When I went to bed last night it was -11 F. When I got up it had warmed up to -8, so I guess things are improving. Except for the winter storm warning they posted for today. Hey, it's December. I can live with it.

kucharek
2004-Dec-20, 02:38 PM
After some foggy weeks, we had a little storm and now the skies here are clear, too. Nice display of Jupiter and Venus this morning. And while I looked around, a bright star rose in the west and yes, it was the ISS.

And we had -5 degrees - but Celsius :-)

Harald

captain swoop
2004-Dec-20, 02:38 PM
We got snow here at lunchtime (North Yorkshire) and I had my B-3 Sheepsking out for the first time this winter (www.aeroleatherclothing.com)

Swift
2004-Dec-20, 02:38 PM
The Cleveland area was a balmy 10F this morning, with windchills below zero.
But look at the bright side - no mosquitoes! #-o

kucharek
2004-Dec-20, 02:42 PM
The Cleveland area was a balmy 10F this morning, with windchills below zero.
But look at the bright side - no mosquitoes! #-o

The 767s (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=381539#381539) will be happy about this. :P

captain swoop
2004-Dec-20, 02:57 PM
I guess you don't mean Cleveland ans in the bit at the top of North Yorkshire on Teesside?

It's was about -6 (C) overnight and the outside temp on the way to work this AM was -2 according to the thermometer reading on my dashboard.

Parrothead
2004-Dec-20, 03:00 PM
It has warmed up to -20C from -25 here, windchill factor is something like -34C. Brrrrrrrrrr!

Kizarvexis
2004-Dec-20, 04:00 PM
We're freezing our butts off here in Tampa, FL. It's 49 F currently and was around 32 at sunrise. These deep, dark winter blizzards are the worst. I can't wait for it to get back up to the normal 60-70 degrees again. 8)

Kizarvexis
:D

ToSeek
2004-Dec-20, 04:54 PM
In the teens here in the DC area. After last night's precipitation, my car door was stuck - I had to go back to the house, fill a bottle with hot water, and squirt it around the door just to get it open. Then I still had to scrape the windshield, and to do that I had to wait for the car to warm up a bit because the stuff was too hard and cold to scrape off at first.

I got in to work a little late today.

Ut
2004-Dec-20, 04:57 PM
It got up to 9C last night. Currenty 3, with an expected high of 6 today.

It's good to be home.

Musashi
2004-Dec-20, 04:57 PM
Below Zero? What's that? :wink:

Tensor
2004-Dec-20, 05:48 PM
Below Zero? What's that? :wink:

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. 8)

Wally
2004-Dec-20, 05:55 PM
We're freezing our butts off here in Tampa, FL. It's 49 F currently and was around 32 at sunrise. These deep, dark winter blizzards are the worst. I can't wait for it to get back up to the normal 60-70 degrees again. 8)

Kizarvexis
:D

I'll be heading down there the first part of March for a sailing regatta (well, St. Pete to be precise). Hope to hell it warms up before then!!

Nicolas
2004-Dec-20, 06:22 PM
I had to scratch a layer of ice from my bike's sadle this morning. Makes for a cold and hard seat...

It was something like -4C this morning, I guess. (observe the use of an azerty keyboard, which has the sign standard on it 8) ).

2 years ago I had to launch water powered rockets at -15C. When quick enough, they launched perfectly. That outperforms the Space Shuttle!! :D

TriangleMan
2004-Dec-20, 06:27 PM
A lot of people are complaining about the chilly 70-75 degrees we have here right now. 8)

Within a few weeks it could go as low as 60! 8-[

Nicolas
2004-Dec-20, 06:32 PM
darn Fahrenheit, without converting I don't have a clue how cold/warm these temps are... :-?

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Dec-20, 06:58 PM
-44 C with windchill. I win.

:P

Andromeda321
2004-Dec-20, 07:02 PM
The Cleveland area was a balmy 10F this morning, with windchills below zero.
But look at the bright side - no mosquitoes!
No the bright side is I escaped Cleveland last week and if I was still there I'd be walking a mile to class in that cold! God help me in January...
While I was driving back from a holiday party the thermometer read 6F around 1030. Had trouble falling asleep last night as well because of the cold. :-?

Ut
2004-Dec-20, 07:36 PM
I slept with my window open. I'm so happy. So incredibly happy. I got out of Ontario just as the cold snap hit. I've only seen snow for 40 minutes this year -- 20 of them while on a train, and 20 while in a cab in Ottawa on my way to the airport.

jamestox
2004-Dec-20, 07:54 PM
Not bad here, just 3-5 cm of snow and only slightly below freezing. Not even bad enough for the 4-wheel drives to go into the ditch (a regular occurrance with overconfident 4WD drivers...) :-?

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Dec-20, 08:38 PM
Cab in Ottawa? I'm so sorry...

:wink:

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-20, 08:45 PM
I came home from Ithaca, NY last week where the current temperature is 1 degree. Needless to say Florida is significantly warmer. 8)

sarongsong
2004-Dec-20, 11:29 PM
U.S. windchill map (http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif) :o

Maksutov
2004-Dec-20, 11:43 PM
We had our first sub-zero( Fahrenheit ) dip of the thermometer last night, but Mother Nature made up for it this morning with a beautiful display of sundogs (http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm). The sky was crystal clear and the sundogs were very bright. They made the drive into work a little hazardous though. :D
Here are some nice sundogs over Moose Pond in New Hampshire. (http://www.mountwashington.org/photojournal/2004/hi-res/2004_12_16.jpg) Either that or it's PX with its evil twin. Plus what appears to be a chemtrail! :wink:

I wonder if ZaphodBeeblebrox is familiar with this spot?

Kizarvexis
2004-Dec-21, 12:01 AM
We're freezing our butts off here in Tampa, FL. It's 49 F currently and was around 32 at sunrise. These deep, dark winter blizzards are the worst. I can't wait for it to get back up to the normal 60-70 degrees again. 8)

Kizarvexis
:D

I'll be heading down there the first part of March for a sailing regatta (well, St. Pete to be precise). Hope to hell it warms up before then!!

Well, it will be 75 again on Wednesday. Here is a page (http://www.condoconcepts.com/weather/tampa.htm) with the average temps year round in Tampa. :gloat: :)

Kizarvexis

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Dec-21, 02:32 AM
Meh. I've gotten to the point where I don't mind the cold. Hot is nice, but nothing beats a cold day and a warm fire.

beskeptical
2004-Dec-21, 02:49 AM
Gee, and I was out in my t-shirt here in the supposed grey rainy NW. :D

-35F is the coldest weather I've been in. Oil was too thick in everyone's car that didn't plug in their engine heaters too start. Simply amazing how cold real cold is.

Sever
2004-Dec-21, 03:01 AM
Well, it finally started to snow again here. Dang, it is REALLY cold!

Tobin Dax
2004-Dec-21, 03:34 AM
Gee, and I was out in my t-shirt here in the supposed grey rainy NW. :D

Don't you give me that! ( :wink: ) I'm freezing my &^%*& off over here, noting that it's nice and warm at home in Salem and wishing I was there. What I wouldn't give for a "grey, rainy NW" day. :evil: [Yes, I feel better now, but I'm still not happy to be freezing.

Tensor
2004-Dec-21, 04:24 AM
I came home from Ithaca, NY last week where the current temperature is 1 degree.

Ahhhhhhh, so now I know who to blame for all this cold.



Needless to say Florida is significantly warmer. 8)

Well, it will be once you go back. :lol:

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-21, 04:39 AM
I came home from Ithaca, NY last week where the current temperature is 1 degree.

Ahhhhhhh, so now I know who to blame for all this cold.



Needless to say Florida is significantly warmer. 8)

Well, it will be once you go back. :lol:

Haha, yeahh my parents said that too. I was also the hurricane protector too, as when I lived here for 16 years our area didn't get a single one, but when I left they got 4. :o

captain swoop
2004-Dec-21, 10:46 AM
I stocked up on screen de-icer this morning so I am all ready now.

All I need is a washer bottle de icer, Theres nothing worse than a windscreen covered in filthy spray from a truck and frozen nozzles.

Wally
2004-Dec-21, 05:49 PM
-44 C with windchill. I win.

:P

Uhmmm. . . Congratulations???? :-?

sarongsong
2004-Dec-21, 10:29 PM
...and STILL champion...
"...In Ottawa, it was -46 degrees with the wind chill Monday.
That left many cars frozen in place. Drivers that could get
their cars moving had to manoeuvre on black ice.
In Toronto, the thermometer usually dips no lower than -10
at this time of year. It was -40 with the wind chill, enough to
freeze exposed skin in minutes..."
http://tinyurl.com/3lebg
Must be some serious fire, TSC! =D>

Nicolas
2004-Dec-21, 10:31 PM
How much was it without wind chill?

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Dec-22, 07:52 PM
It was -30.7 C:

http://209.82.48.85/climate/historical.asp

Edit: You'll have to set the date to the 20th. Sorry.

And it would have been the day that I had to go downtown and walk ten blocks to get my passport. *Grumble*

Candy
2004-Dec-22, 11:25 PM
Roselle, Illinois
9...16F (-12...-8C)
Flurries

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/natur/nature-smiley-12.gif
I am so cold!

Careless
2004-Dec-22, 11:32 PM
Roselle, Illinois
9...16F (-12...-8C)
Flurries

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/natur/nature-smiley-12.gif
I am so cold!
wait, are you getting snow? I don't think we've had 2 inches here since last winter

Candy
2004-Dec-22, 11:41 PM
Roselle, Illinois
9...16F (-12...-8C)
Flurries

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/natur/nature-smiley-12.gif
I am so cold!
wait, are you getting snow? I don't think we've had 2 inches here since last winter
The Ohio Valley is supposed to get 5-9 inches. Nothing here, yet.

2004-Dec-23, 05:41 PM
We are bracing ourselves for a white xmas too...Fortunately 25F might be more the mark. :D :D :D

Merry Xmas to y'all (Sorry about that Wally! :lol: ) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

sarongsong
2004-Dec-23, 05:57 PM
"...Bookmakers are offering odds as short as 1-6 in Scotland, and the Met Office has said some parts of the country could get " significant falls"..."Much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, northwest England and Wales are likely to see a white Christmas, but anywhere could see snow on the big day."..."
http://tinyurl.com/69w5d
Yikes!

Parrothead
2004-Dec-23, 07:05 PM
Not cold here in Toronto today (windchill -13C), but the snow (15-20 cm or so), freezing rain, rain, snow we have been getting today has made the city a mess. The tree branches do look good though covered in ice. If the long range forcast is right, this time next week, the temp will hit a balmy 11C.