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GalaxyGal
2010-Mar-03, 02:41 AM
I'm a simple mountain girl. Could you convert that to cubits? I can't hardly cypher that myself as I'm outta practice on my go-zin-too's. :)

Atraveller
2010-Mar-03, 02:50 AM
I'm a simple mountain girl. Could you convert that to cubits? I can't hardly cypher that myself as I'm outta practice on my go-zin-too's. :)

I think that would translate to just short of one cubit - given the definition of a cubit is the two span's of a mans hand...

:lol:

NEOWatcher
2010-Mar-03, 03:43 PM
I think that would translate to just short of one cubit - given the definition of a cubit is the two span's of a mans hand...

:lol:
I've grown up thinking it was the forearm length, and Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubit) backs me up on this (and is 7 palms).

Although we could be talking about alien money (http://io9.com/354128/a-handy-currency-converter-for-alien-money) too.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-04, 01:16 AM
I've grown up thinking it was the forearm length, and Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubit) backs me up on this (and is 7 palms).

Although we could be talking about alien money (http://io9.com/354128/a-handy-currency-converter-for-alien-money) too.

I grew up with the 18" cubit... you know - for when ever we built arcs, or pyramids... Wiki seems to have a few cubits of varying sizes including one over a meter long - Do you know how big we would have had to make the arc if we had used that one? Would have been bigger than the super dome... :lol:

Back to the weather - the rain has almost stopped here in Brissy - we may get a nice weekend. Temp in the high 20's low 30's - beach weather fo sure...

And Spoons, looks like your side of the country is into more reasonable temps now. No sign of rain for you though?

Spoons
2010-Mar-04, 04:00 AM
We've had a few speckles of rain here on a couple of occasions recently, but not much more than that. It is a very mild temperature today, only high twenties.

It's going to be around 30 all weekend, and lifting to mid thirties, with mid week supposedly bringing some clouds - could be a chance of a pinch of rain around late next week then. Fingers crossed.

BigDon
2010-Mar-04, 02:11 PM
6 AM, 42F with bitter cold rain.

Kept me trapped indoors all day yesterday. Ran out of perishibles and coffee 3 days ago. Contemplating pickles for breakfast.

At least I have tea. I'm going to make some right now.

ABR.
2010-Mar-04, 04:04 PM
100F here in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Oh, wait, that's me. Outside it's 27F, but most of the snow from yesterday has melted.

Swift
2010-Mar-04, 04:17 PM
I think Spring is just around the corner (yes, I know it is by the calendar, I'm talking weather). We still have a lot of snow on the ground and it was cold this morning (~20F), but it is bright and clear today, heading for ~35F, and it is supposed to stay sunny and gradually warm through the weekend, hitting ~45F by Sunday. I note a lot more bird song in the morning, the geese are starting to return, and I'm waiting on my first turkey vulture, the skunk cabbage coming up, and my first spring peeper (OK, I have weird signs of spring).

jrkeller
2010-Mar-04, 04:21 PM
60F, blue sky and dry. A very nice day in Houston.

NEOWatcher
2010-Mar-04, 04:29 PM
... the geese are starting to return...
I didn't know they left.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-04, 05:17 PM
Windy and about 0 C. Some of the snow is gone.

Swift
2010-Mar-04, 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by Swift
... the geese are starting to return...I didn't know they left.
They do seem to just spend the winter for the most part now. But I noticed around January that there were a lot fewer than there had been. There is one park right by my house (Veterans Park) with a big lake, and once that froze over, virtually all the geese left.

The last couple of days, the numbers seem to be coming back up, and I see them around their more usually spots. I suspect they didn't migrate too far, maybe even just Southern Ohio, just some place with open water.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-04, 07:38 PM
Suuuuuuuny. :) Completely clear skies. Probably 64 F.

Jim
2010-Mar-05, 12:50 AM
I wonder if anyone has compared the price of a pipeline from QLD to WA, vesus a desalinization plant?

But then - who knows how the weather will change in the future? You guys may get all the rain for the next few years, and we may go back to drying out...

A pipeline could send water either way, you know.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-05, 01:34 AM
A pipeline could send water either way, you know.

It could - but it would be the equivalent to building a pipeline from new york to san diego... Oz is a big place - with a thin green line around the coast which is all the arable land... dry and dusty otherwise...

But here in the great south east - our dams ar at 86% full and expected to hit 90% within the next few days. (up 11% in the last month)

And look - it is raining again - but the temp is a lovely warm 28 C lovely tropical weather - if only this were the tropics...

And out west - where once there was a huge dust bowl - there is now a new lake - I think they are planning to call it lake Charleyville for the name of the town that is in the middle of it.

Lianachan
2010-Mar-05, 01:37 AM
2 C, and raining. The snow that's been in my garden since before Christmas will be gone in the morning if this keeps up. First time I've seen a positive temperature for ages, too.

Gigabyte
2010-Mar-05, 03:07 AM
It's not freezing in the daytime any longer. Feels like spring.

D.C.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-05, 03:24 AM
It's not freezing in the daytime any longer. Feels like spring.

D.C.

I bet you are looking forward to the cherry blossoms on the mall...

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-05, 08:48 PM
Windy and about 0C again but today there is this orangish yellowish globe in the sky and there is this bluish stuff all over the sky where the whitish greyish stuff was.
(yes it has been overcast for about a month)

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-06, 01:00 AM
100F here in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Oh, wait, that's me.
This sounds like it deserves a "Sorry to hear that." Maybe even a "Hope your temperature is a bit closer to the outside temp soon." (Just a bit. :) )

ABR.
2010-Mar-06, 07:05 AM
This sounds like it deserves a "Sorry to hear that." Maybe even a "Hope your temperature is a bit closer to the outside temp soon." (Just a bit. :) )

Thanks. I'm feeling much better now.

~60F today, but still some snow lingering around from the other day.

Dgennero
2010-Mar-06, 09:37 PM
Mid-60s and sunny in Key West.
Temps should be in the upper 50s tonight.
We had a lot of north wind recently, and it is probable that the snow blanket up north cools down this wind.
Normally, it should be 10 degrees warmer.
At least the rain is gone.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-07, 09:34 PM
clear, sunny and about 10 C.

GalaxyGal
2010-Mar-07, 10:07 PM
~60F today

Hoping you're closer to 98.6F

We're at 51F & Sunny. Icicles are gone, but the ground is still completely covered by snow. The skiers have enjoyed beautiful weather on the slopes.

Loving our dark skies - stargazing has been great this weekend....clear enough to reach up and tighten Orion's belt.

ABR.
2010-Mar-07, 10:13 PM
Hoping you're closer to 98.6F

Why, yes, I am. Thanks!

Outside it's just hit 63F and may rise a few more degrees. Slight chance of rain for later.

tdvance
2010-Mar-07, 11:53 PM
hot as heck today--61, had window open in car.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-08, 02:12 AM
Beautiful partly cloudy today: Rows and rows of puffy white-sooty clouds slowly floating eastwards. Spotty accumulation with sprinkles. Temp at 2:00 p.m. was probably 65 F. :)

Atraveller
2010-Mar-08, 02:23 AM
More rain here in Brissy - but it's a warm rain... 29 C here today

(grey skies are begining to be a drag)

And our dams are over 95% - Time for the big wet to end. We have a whole series of new lakes in the outback - Lake Charleyville, Lake St. George...

Spoons
2010-Mar-08, 05:06 AM
It's been rather chaotic over that way recently, hasn't it?

Atraveller
2010-Mar-08, 06:44 AM
It's been rather chaotic over that way recently, hasn't it?

Now why would you say that? Just because it is now possible to sail up the brisbane river to Ayers rock?

Actually here in Brissy it hasn't been too bad - just a bit of rain - but inland is a bit of a mess...

We have had this lovely warm drizzle for the last few days - truely tropical - but we aren't in the tropics. Meantime you have to cut the grass every four days or the lawn mower can't get through it... except it keeps raining and I hate mowing the lawn in the rain....

Atraveller
2010-Mar-08, 11:22 PM
We Have Sunshine!!!

Lovely day out there 29C, and bright blue sky - brilliant Sun...

:lol:

Spoons
2010-Mar-09, 01:50 AM
Get out there with a kaleidoscope and enjoy it while you can.

Another 32 degree C day here. I feel like Bill Hicks here.

Hot and sunny.

Hot and sunny.

Every day hot and sunny.

We, the lizard people, are happy with our weather.

ABR.
2010-Mar-09, 02:41 AM
Hail.

BigDon
2010-Mar-09, 02:53 AM
Get out there with a kaleidoscope and enjoy it while you can.

Another 32 degree C day here. I feel like Bill Hicks here.

Hot and sunny.

Hot and sunny.

Every day hot and sunny.

We, the lizard people, are happy with our weather.

Ranchers* near Perth were the reddest white men I'd ever seen who were gainfully employed. Even flightdeck sailors didn't tan like that. They all had "chinese eyes" too.

*bleeping* cold (48F) with a steady 25 mph wind. Don't know what the wind chill on that is, but jeans without an under layer are not adaquate.

(I'm doing the pajamas as long underwear thing when I go outside.)

*I know you folks call your ranchs cattle stations, but I forget what you call your ranchers.

Spoons
2010-Mar-09, 04:45 AM
What do we call them? Farmers probably? Not sure - I think your name makes it the clearest for the most readers of this site anyway.

Yes, lots of happy lines adjacent to our eyes around here among the outdoorsie folk around here. Quite aggressive sunlight much of the year 'round.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-09, 05:26 AM
Ranchers* near Perth were the reddest white men I'd ever seen who were gainfully employed. Even flightdeck sailors didn't tan like that. They all had "chinese eyes" too.

*bleeping* cold (48F) with a steady 25 mph wind. Don't know what the wind chill on that is, but jeans without an under layer are not adaquate.

(I'm doing the pajamas as long underwear thing when I go outside.)

*I know you folks call your ranchs cattle stations, but I forget what you call your ranchers.

I'm not Aussie - I just live here - but I think the term you might be looking for is "Graziers" - roughly translates into american as Rancher...

Although it generally refers to the head of a cattle station (not a ranch)

NEOWatcher
2010-Mar-09, 01:17 PM
Hail.
Is Ceasar coming?

Gigabyte
2010-Mar-09, 05:36 PM
Already 60F and sunny in DC

Yay! The piles of ice from early February are still melting.

Kaptain K
2010-Mar-09, 07:24 PM
77F and sunny in Austin, by god, Texas! :)

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-09, 09:57 PM
sunny windy and 10 C.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-09, 10:58 PM

The rain is gone - a bright beautiful sunny day

31 C today - life is good

:lol:

ABR.
2010-Mar-10, 04:59 PM
Sunny and just below freezing. Good weather for shoveling the three inches of snow we got overnight.

danscope
2010-Mar-10, 11:25 PM
Hi, It has been nice. Nearly 60 ° f, sunny, light breezes.
And now comes the rain.... sans snow. Rain is good. I can watch rain.
It's easy. No shoveling. :)

Dan

Atraveller
2010-Mar-10, 11:51 PM
They are claiming it is going to rain again - but sure looks bright and sunny out there - Is already 26 C and not even 10 am yet.

BOM
Precis: Few showers
City: Max 27
Bayside: Max 27
UV Alert: 8:20 am to 3:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Friday Few gusty showers Min 21 Max 27
Saturday Few gusty showers Min 20 Max 26
Sunday Few gusty showers Min 19 Max 26
Monday Few showers Min 19 Max 27
Tuesday A shower or two Min 19 Max 28
Wednesday Mostly fine Min 20 Max 28

Romanus
2010-Mar-11, 12:57 AM
Very warm and breezy, almost a foretaste of summer.

Spoons
2010-Mar-11, 02:29 AM
They are claiming it is going to rain again - but sure looks bright and sunny out there - Is already 26 C and not even 10 am yet.
Ah, but you should know better than most how quickly the weather can change in the Land of Queens.

P.S. I know, it's not a competition, but it was 27 degrees C at 7am when I was on my way to work.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-11, 03:50 AM
Ah, but you should know better than most how quickly the weather can change in the Land of Queens.

P.S. I know, it's not a competition, but it was 27 degrees C at 7am when I was on my way to work.

We both live in the Burnt Country

But for the most arid continent - it sure is wet over here - No rain yet today, but a few big fluffy clouds have made their appearance.

LookingSkyward
2010-Mar-12, 07:51 PM
Very windy today, following a couple of weeks of very nice spring weather.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-12, 08:03 PM
another sunny 10 C day.

danscope
2010-Mar-12, 09:27 PM
On Saturday, the forecast calls for 2 to 3 inches of rain and a 40 kt wind to drive it. That sounds like it will be raining ' Cats and Dogs ' . But no snow!!!:)

Dodged a blizzard again.

Dan

99gecko
2010-Mar-12, 09:44 PM
Today started off cloudy and about 7 C, now it's raining buckets and my umbrella is in the car which is about a 15 minute walk. :doh:

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-12, 09:52 PM
Upper 50's and it started to rain five minutes ago. Just beautiful. I'm sitting here with the window open, the fresh air blowing into my apartment, listening to the rain fall.

R.A.F.
2010-Mar-12, 09:57 PM
Upper 50's and it started to rain five minutes ago. Just beautiful. I'm sitting here with the window open, the fresh air blowing into my apartment, listening to the rain fall.

Well, except for the temp (lower '50's here), your discription could fit here. (Northern California).

A nice gentle rain...makes me sleepy. :)

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-12, 10:18 PM
Well, except for the temp (lower '50's here), your discription could fit here. (Northern California).
It definitely makes me think of home in Oregon. If only it would last as long here as it does there. However, it is a very nice change after all of the cold and snow we had last month.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-12, 10:18 PM

We're 100% sunny (though I'm enjoying this too) and probably 68 F. Front door comfortably open. :)

BigDon
2010-Mar-12, 10:44 PM
I'm getting a share of R.A.F.'s rain. On the coast it's coming down like ice water though. Has that icepick sting to it. Yesterday was beautiful though and got a lot of gardening done.

redshifter
2010-Mar-12, 11:02 PM
We actually had a bit of winter (by Seattle standards) the last couple days--low/mid 40's and lots of wind and rain. What's up with that?

BigDon
2010-Mar-13, 04:09 PM
A very bright Saturday morning. The morning breeze though, is a rather sharp 43F. Coming right off the ocean it cuts a bit.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-13, 05:23 PM
Sunny day, BIG blue sky, warm; probably 65F. :) Front door open and I've got Spring fever.

Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" tonight!

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-14, 01:32 AM
10 C and clear skies. Took a little hike in the woods with one of my nieces.

LaurelHS
2010-Mar-14, 09:31 PM
4 degrees Celsius and raining. It rained yesterday too, so things are kind of gloomy outside. But I'm happy that patches of green grass are starting to appear.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Mar-15, 12:18 AM
Sorry to do this to you Laurel, clear high about 10 C again the next week looks all sunny and not a bit of rain and highs about 12 C. This is the mildest and least stormy March in years. Part of me is liking this but another part thinks either this spring will be rainy later or really dry and both are not great.

LaurelHS
2010-Mar-16, 09:14 PM
It's mild and sunny where I am today. Very spring-like weather. And there are purple crocuses growing under my neighbour's window. :)

Atraveller
2010-Mar-19, 12:47 AM
We have a Cyclone heading for the central Queensland coast:

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ului (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml)

It is going to hit at a force 3 on Sunday morning - right in the middle of my sales territory.

But Brisvegas is sunny and warm - a lovely autumn day with temps at 28 C

Spoons
2010-Mar-23, 05:59 AM
Well good golly gosh, our roads were icy slosh.

Yesterday we had a belter of a storm hit Perth. Hale stones the size of golf balls, lots of smashed windows, dented car panels, flooding, power outages and chaos on the roads.

I love crazy weather. There's something fun about seeing Mother Nature assert her power over the children. Most invigorating.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-23, 07:47 AM
Well good golly gosh, our roads were icy slosh.

Yesterday we had a belter of a storm hit Perth. Hale stones the size of golf balls, lots of smashed windows, dented car panels, flooding, power outages and chaos on the roads.

I love crazy weather. There's something fun about seeing Mother Nature assert her power over the children. Most invigorating.

Heard you guys got it bad on the left coast....

Brisy missed our Cyclone - but all the backpackers have had to leave Airlie - no more naked board walk games for them... :sad:

And Spoons - I could say I like the new signature - but then again - I really don't care...

Spoons
2010-Mar-23, 08:08 AM
Sanks!

Argos
2010-Mar-23, 01:14 PM
Iīm glad that that darn star isnīt passing over my head anymore [well, at least until September]. Good riddance.

Spoons
2010-Mar-24, 04:23 AM
Yeah, couldn't agree more Argos. Bring on winter!

Atraveller
2010-Mar-25, 05:37 AM
Yeah, couldn't agree more Argos. Bring on winter!

Ah yes, Winter...

In Queensland that means you may have to wear shoes for a few weeks (though I am still amazed by how many people go all year without)

Queensland, where winter means you may have to don a jumper (sweater in american)

Winter in Queensland where you get the doona out of the closet for a month or two (quilt in american - I feel the need to translate)

yep - Brisvegas can sometimes drop down to 16 c at night in the coldest part of winter (that would be about 60 degrees in the scale invented by the 17th century prussian, based on the temperature of his wife's arm pit.)

I can just see I'm going to have to suffer through another winter on the beach at the gold coast - beats cabin fever in northern quebec anyday...

redshifter
2010-Mar-25, 08:11 PM
Record highs for the date yesterday all over the Pacific NW. Warmest winter I can remember out here (verified-we 'officially' had the warmest January ever recorded). Seattle recorded 70F in some locations. Back to low 50's and rain today.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-25, 08:37 PM
Sunny - sunny - sunny and probably 73 F. :D

Spoons
2010-Mar-26, 03:12 AM
I am most certainly not a shoe man. To me this is a benefit of winter, when the ground isn't so scorching hot as to necessitate foot-coverings or reenact Burning Feet Man.

Buttercup
2010-Mar-26, 10:14 PM
Dust/sand storm! Very windy/gusty. Is hazy in town, probably dangerous (low visibility) on the high desert. Temperature is probably high 60s.

GalaxyGal
2010-Mar-29, 11:14 PM
53° F & overcast. Misty rain most of the day.

danscope
2010-Mar-29, 11:50 PM
Well, .... we need the rain here in Rhode Island. HUH!!
Got 51 ° and rain.... in a big way, to be followed by more wicked rain.
The forecast does call for nicer weather later in the week and really nice for Easter. It's a good thing.
Too bad for the wet cellars. The ground is saturated from the last two big rain events. We will get 3 to 5 " of rain on top of that. Rivers are at and
above flood stage now. But we don't have the flat lands like other places where the rivers spread out for miles unchecked. Well, now we can better document the " 50 year flood plain " .

Best regards,
Dan

swampyankee
2010-Mar-30, 12:04 AM
More rain. Looking for gopher wood and plans for ark.

Atraveller
2010-Mar-30, 12:52 AM
More rain. Looking for gopher wood and plans for ark.

Wiki:
300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high, and it had three decks

Hint: stuff the seams with wicking, and seal with pitch...

Another lovely autumn day here - 28 C (29 forecast for tomorrow) with a chance of a few showers - a few fluffy clouds out there at the moment.

danscope
2010-Mar-30, 01:38 AM
" Hmmm.... two chipmunks , (male or female ), two ferrets ,
two frogs..." " hey,man; let go. We were happy right here. You got trouble?
Get a snorkel ." :lol:

Dan

ABR.
2010-Mar-30, 02:19 AM
Here comes the rain. Again.

danscope
2010-Mar-30, 03:01 AM
"Remember: It's always funnier when you say... 'Again' ".

HenrikOlsen
2010-Mar-30, 08:24 AM
" Hmmm.... two chipmunks , (male or female ), two ferrets, two frogs..."
Two pigs, fourteen cows, fourteen sheep, two rabbits, fourteen deer, two camels . . ..

Spoons
2010-Mar-31, 02:33 AM
...and a partridge in a pear tree.

danscope
2010-Mar-31, 04:56 AM
Are we " sinking" ? Or is the water still " Rising " ?

Argos
2010-Apr-07, 03:17 PM
Record low for April: 11C. Life is good.

Buttercup
2010-Apr-07, 04:35 PM
Sunny here, cool and breezy. Maybe 57 F. "Cool" for us yes -- and unusually so this time of year.

tdvance
2010-Apr-07, 07:02 PM
My thermometer said 94 yesterday,. As usual, Maryland has no spring, straight from winter to summer.

Graybeard6
2010-Apr-07, 09:14 PM
Right now (5:10 EDT) 75/24 Low tonight 68/20 High tomorrow 79/26.
Just the way it's supposed to be on the Space Coast. Of course, in a few weeks we might have to activate the air conditioner, but it's nice to have doors and windows open.

swampyankee
2010-Apr-07, 09:33 PM
Right now, mid-seventies (Fahrenheit!), clear, and generally gorgeous. One of those days that make the occasional nasty New England weather tolerable.

LookingSkyward
2010-Apr-07, 09:52 PM
From the meteorologist on the radio this morning: 'Enjoy your gray skies while they last'.

Atraveller
2010-Apr-07, 11:07 PM
Southern Hemisphere Autumn - and we are getting record heat - 30 C again today. The BOM is reporting this is the warmest Autumn on record (for Brisbane) after the warmest Summer ever...

danscope
2010-Apr-08, 04:14 AM
Today we celebrated Spring with a high of 92 degrees. Warmest it has ever been this early in the year. I'll take it. Picnic was good.

Best regards,
Dan

Trebuchet
2010-Apr-08, 05:11 PM
Had a little bit of slushy spring snow this morning in the higher reaches of the Puget Sound country. Not real high, my house is at about 500 feet. That's after a very warm and mild winter, which is typical for us in an El Niņo year.

LaurelHS
2010-Apr-08, 09:41 PM
My current weather is loud hard rain. April showers, you know.

Spoons
2010-Apr-09, 12:34 AM
She does, and it's a beautiful thing.

I love the rain. I can't wait for more of it here!

tdvance
2010-Apr-09, 03:01 AM
Thunderstorms this evening, now just rain.

danscope
2010-Apr-10, 12:45 AM
Hi, We have rain; probably get another 1/2 inch with this system. :( We don't need no rain.
We don't need no steeenkin rain. 50° . Anyway, no snow.

Dan

ABR.
2010-Apr-10, 01:32 AM
Sunny, with some thin clouds. Oh, and two nice sundogs!

Trebuchet
2010-Apr-10, 03:49 AM
Sun. Rain. Sleet. Wind. Clouds. Rain. Sun. All within the space of 60 miles and 1.5 hours.

captain swoop
2010-Apr-10, 11:38 PM
Lovely warm sunshine all day.
Got a day in the garden for the first time this year. Spent it de-Dandelioning the lawn, cutting the grass and clearing the borders.

NosePicker
2010-Apr-11, 01:07 AM
Very windy, and the plants are in full flower including the trees which has my allergies in full misery mode.:cry:

Atraveller
2010-Apr-11, 11:36 PM
Southern Hemisphere autumn - and it hit 35 C yesterday in from the coast a bit (94 in the 17th century Prussian's scale based on the temperature of his wife's arm pit...) Thankfully the pool was fairly cool. It is supposed to hit 30 today, but will be a tad cooler for the rest of the week.

Long range forecast for this winter is warmer lows, and cooler highs than usual.

Spoons
2010-Apr-12, 12:59 AM
This morning on the way to work, to paraphrase a cooky lady;
"It was like rain, on the way to a work day,
There was free pie, but I already paid"

Atraveller
2010-Apr-12, 03:43 AM
This morning on the way to work, to paraphrase a cooky lady;
"It was like rain, on the way to a work day,
There was free pie, but I already paid"

Sounds like a strange take on an Alanis Morrisette song...

Gigabyte
2010-Apr-12, 03:51 PM
Did somebody say pie?

Spoons
2010-Apr-13, 12:10 AM
I don't say pie, I eat it. Except when I'm asking for it at the shop, just before I eat it. But even then I'll often use code. It seems pastry-cake is a well accepted term.

mugaliens
2010-Apr-13, 08:39 AM
Good.

Spoons
2010-Apr-13, 12:03 PM
It's a beautiful rainy night. I know, I know, no good for observations but we haven't had much rain for a while so I've got to enjoy it, get out the giant bean-bag and watch a rented Gonzo (HST) dvd.

jokergirl
2010-Apr-13, 12:56 PM
Cloudy with occasional bunnies.

;)

Atraveller
2010-Apr-13, 11:01 PM
Cloudy with occasional bunnies.

;)

"Bunnies"? Are these big fluffy floating Bunnies? (they aren't wearing a waistcoat, looking at a watch, and muttering something about being late are they?)

Cooled down here yesterday. Much more like Autumn, as it should be. The high was 27 C yesterday, and the low dropped down to 19 C. But it is nice and sunny (but no Bunnies - they don't like bunnies here in Oz. We do have giant rats hopping around though. They frequently interfere with my golf game - two stoke penalty for hitting one...)

redshifter
2010-Apr-13, 11:42 PM
Another beautiful spring day here in the Pacific NW! Sunny and 60F. About time; we had hail, sleet, rain, and wind last week.

mugaliens
2010-Apr-14, 06:57 AM
44 deg F, partly cloudy, with a gentle breeze.

It's nice to see above freezing temps at night, particularly since the last few months have had nighttime temps in the teens.

danscope
2010-Apr-14, 05:17 PM
Ah..... 67° with a light breeze and clear skies. Good weather to work on my Daughter's house. Even better weather to work on my boat. :)

jokergirl
2010-Apr-15, 01:01 PM
"Bunnies"? Are these big fluffy floating Bunnies? (they aren't wearing a waistcoat, looking at a watch, and muttering something about being late are they?)

Not floating, but in freefall.
Muttering something about the comic being late again. But they'll have to wait until I get off work...

My colleague went home early to work on his boat. He says there's snow predicted for the weekend. Noooooo!

;)

Atraveller
2010-Apr-15, 01:59 PM
Not floating, but in freefall.
Muttering something about the comic being late again. But they'll have to wait until I get off work...

My colleague went home early to work on his boat. He says there's snow predicted for the weekend. Noooooo!

;)

Where on Earth are you Jokergirl? I can't believe there are places due for snow on such a fine day....

And by the way - any excuse to work on a boat - Is a Good Excuse...

:dance:

TrAI
2010-Apr-15, 05:21 PM
Overcast and gray, some light rain earlier today, air craft grounded due to volcanic ash clouds.

geonuc
2010-Apr-18, 09:55 AM
The pollen situation in the American SE is downright ridiculous this year.

Romanus
2010-Apr-18, 03:59 PM
70 F, moderate humidity, and light winds--a beautiful morning after a solid week of dreary overcast and heavy rain.

Atraveller
2010-Apr-21, 12:07 AM
It is wet and cold in paradise today... Temps are a frigid 20 C (68 F) and it is just drizzling down - a typical Autumn day.

jrkeller
2010-Apr-22, 01:05 AM
A perfect spring day. Cool and dry and sunny. A very odd day for Houston.

Atraveller
2010-Apr-23, 01:41 AM
Paradise is back to being paradise again today. A brilliant sunny autumn day, with temps back up to a warm 26 C, and forecasts of 28 C for the next 7 days.

And a Long weekend here in Oz. It is ANZAC day on Sunday (commemorates the day the Australian New Zealand Army Corps went to help out in WW I)

Spoons
2010-Apr-23, 03:54 AM
It sure is. And I've booked Tuesday off too. 4 day weekend!

Atraveller
2010-Apr-23, 04:43 AM
It sure is. And I've booked Tuesday off too. 4 day weekend!

Sounds like a three slab weekend to me.... :lol:

jokergirl
2010-Apr-23, 08:12 AM
Where on Earth are you Jokergirl? I can't believe there are places due for snow on such a fine day....

And by the way - any excuse to work on a boat - Is a Good Excuse...

:dance:

Sweden, which is getting perfect April weather right now.

Sun today. Snowstorm yesterday. Freezing rain the day before.
And I swear when I drove home on Monday I crossed all three of those weather zones... twice. On a 20 minute drive.

:wall:

TrAI
2010-Apr-23, 11:49 AM
Sweden, which is getting perfect April weather right now.

Sun today. Snowstorm yesterday. Freezing rain the day before.
And I swear when I drove home on Monday I crossed all three of those weather zones... twice. On a 20 minute drive.

:wall:

That is how the last 7 days over here has been like too, the weather has been variable... This morning there was some snow outside, but that will probably melt now that the sun is out.

GalaxyGal
2010-Apr-23, 11:50 AM
Starting a three day weekend - beautiful spring day - sunny, upper 60's F

AndreasJ
2010-Apr-23, 01:34 PM
Sweden, which is getting perfect April weather right now.

Sun today. Snowstorm yesterday. Freezing rain the day before.
And I swear when I drove home on Monday I crossed all three of those weather zones... twice. On a 20 minute drive.

:wall:

I was hit by hail* as I biked home from the library today. Earlier today it's been switching between sunny without rain, sunny with rain, overcast with rain, and overcast without rain.

* Well, perhaps not technically hail, as Wiktionary defines that as "Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation from a thunderstorm", but I don't know an English word for balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation not from a thunderstorm. It was, in fact, sunny with partial cloud cover as they fell.

jokergirl
2010-Apr-23, 01:41 PM
In my native language, there actually is a word for the sort of hail that looks more like sugar grains (those you would find on a cinnamon roll, for example) and is something between snow and hail. Is there in English? (Or, for that matter, in Swedish? I couldn't get an answer when I asked last)

Did you have sunny with snow? We did.

;)

jrkeller
2010-Apr-23, 01:45 PM
Overcast and drizzle

AndreasJ
2010-Apr-23, 02:27 PM
Did you have sunny with snow? We did.
I think we've missed that combination. No doubt the weather gods will swiftly rectify the omission! We've got some snow during the week however.

I can't think of a Swedish word for sugary hail. What's your native language, just out of curiosity?

HenrikOlsen
2010-Apr-23, 11:04 PM
Paradise is back to being paradise again today. A brilliant sunny autumn day, with temps back up to a warm 26 C, and forecasts of 28 C for the next 7 days.

And a Long weekend here in Oz. It is ANZAC day on Sunday (commemorates the day the Australian New Zealand Army Corps went to help out in WW I)
Forecast for paradise: Sun with a scattering of locusts, followed by overcast by a dense cloud of locusts.

Essan
2010-Apr-24, 07:27 AM
Sky absolutely full of contrails here this morning - contrast with last Saturday (when all flights were grounded) couldn't be greater, given general synops are much the same (high pressure, slight breeze, no natural clouds). Still expecting to see close to 20c in my garden this afternoon, though under proper exposure more likely around 18c

Essan
2010-Apr-24, 07:29 AM
In my native language, there actually is a word for the sort of hail that looks more like sugar grains (those you would find on a cinnamon roll, for example) and is something between snow and hail. Is there in English? (Or, for that matter, in Swedish? I couldn't get an answer when I asked last)

Graupel, or snow grains (depending on size - grauple is soft hail, a bit like styrofoam balls, snow grains are much smaller and more like sugar granules and probably what you're refering to :) )

mugaliens
2010-Apr-24, 11:03 AM
Springtime in the Rockies, which means temps ranging from 25 to 70, with mixed snow, sleet, hail, rain, and sun.

Tobin Dax
2010-Apr-24, 09:55 PM
Rain has finally come in force, bringing thunderstorms and tornadoes with it. I used to like spring, but that was before I moved someplace where there are tornado warnings every other weekend.

mugaliens
2010-Apr-25, 10:40 AM
Windy and cool today, cleaned up a lot of junk in an unauthorized dumping area today, followed by perfect hot-tub weather of 20 kts and 31 deg. :)

Glad I can hold my breath for a while...

ABR.
2010-Apr-29, 02:23 AM
Rain, then hail, then snow this afternoon in the Sierra Nevadas.

Van Rijn
2010-Apr-29, 04:50 AM
We had another heavy rain in Sacramento today. That's very unusual for this time of year. I suppose I shouldn't complain - we've had years of drought and can use the rain - but I'm sick of it. This time of year it should be nice, warm, springtime weather. Instead we're probably just going to move right into hot summer weather without any real spring.

Essan
2010-Apr-29, 09:14 AM
Reached 21.5c yesterday - warmest day of the year so far and likely to be the warmest for some time as the first half of May is looking distinctly cool for Britain! Less than a third of the usual monthly rainfall here so far, but looks like some proper rain arriving today: early brightest rapidly fading as cirrostratus fills the sky (and for once it's not all manmade!)

BigDon
2010-Apr-29, 03:28 PM
Yesterday I did a fair amount of gardening, including the ever popular chore of stump removal.

Fell asleep fairly early in the evening in a "very casual" state of dress, on top of the covers, with the bedroom window open.

When I woke up at 3 AM it was 48F (9C) and a steady 24 mph (39kph) wind was blowing through the window. And apparently for some time, as I had one of those truely awesome bouts of shivering going. The kind you usually have to go snow camping to achieve.

After I got the window shut I stumbled like a tranq'ed buffalo through the over crowded natural history museum that's my bedroom. I stubbed my toe on a big dinosaur upper humerus I have yet to get identified. My laundry kind of spilled over on it. Looks exactly like a giant chicken humerus, and has what look like theropod tooth marks. Those thin-wide-thin type cuts in the bone.

Buttercup
2010-Apr-29, 05:45 PM
Sunny and windy!

We're forecast for gusts up to 50 mph. I believe it.

Temp probably 70 F.

Atraveller
2010-Apr-29, 11:43 PM
You could feel winter in the air last night - dropped down to 15 C ( 60 F ) - not forecast to go that low again for the next week or so... Still one month to go before the "official" start of Aussie winter... I'm going to have to get the doona and the heater out...

Spoons
2010-Apr-30, 01:37 AM
Yeah, here comes the bitter cold of 10 degrees celsius... during the day! Any month now...

Atraveller
2010-Apr-30, 03:56 AM
Yeah, here comes the bitter cold of 10 degrees celsius... during the day! Any month now...

You do get much more extreme weather than we do on the right coast - We don't seem to get as hot or as cold here - one reason the place is called Goldilocks land - never too hot - never too cold.

Spoons
2010-Apr-30, 04:22 AM
And here I was thinking that was a porridge thing.

cjl
2010-Apr-30, 04:39 AM
Yesterday, it was sunny, and 75F. Today, I woke up to discover that it was snowing, and the high was in the upper 40s.

Dgennero
2010-Apr-30, 02:04 PM
The local paper predicted for last night: mostly clear.
Fact last night: Thickly overcast and permanent light rain.

Buttercup
2010-Apr-30, 02:37 PM
Deeply gray sky with indications of rain shortly after dawn and until 2 hours post-dawn.

Now the clouds are thinning/parting a bit. Could clear up mostly or entirely...or two hours from now be totally overcast again. :rolleyes: Days like these can be very unpredictable.

Otherwise our temp is a cool but nice 60 F.

Dgennero
2010-May-01, 06:25 PM
@Buttercup: What a nice view :)
But the temperatures in the Florida Keys are high in the 80s.
Very humid, though.

Buttercup
2010-May-01, 06:31 PM
Hi Dgennero. :)

Today we're mostly sunny with dots and bars of fluffy clouds. Temp is a wonderful 65 F. Very faint stirring of breeze.

AndreasJ
2010-May-01, 08:14 PM
Cool, overcast, and windy.

Tobin Dax
2010-May-02, 12:24 AM
Looks like the thunderstorms are finally moving off for a bit. Why does this weather have to happen on the weekends? It would be so nice if storms happened during the work week and not on the weekend when I want to run around.

Edit: Zeus knows that I made this post. I'm hearing the distant rumble of thunder.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-May-03, 03:46 AM
28 C, was first of May in Canada.

jokergirl
2010-May-04, 07:46 AM
There was a huge halo around the sun when I was driving home yesterday. It was really bright too.
And here I thought spring had finally arrived.

AndreasJ
2010-May-04, 08:53 AM
There was a huge halo around the sun when I was driving home yesterday. It was really bright too.
And here I thought spring had finally arrived.

The snow melts as soon as it hits the ground, sounds like spring to me!

(Actually, it's a week or so since we had any snow at all here. It's overcast and chilly-ish, but no percipitation right now.)

Spoons
2010-May-04, 11:16 AM
Tonight a cruel trick was played on me.

The weather is fine here is Perth, clear skies on an autumn night - lovely!

The cruel part is this - on my way home from work I was listening to the Dark Skies episode of Astronomy Cast. They were talking about all the light pollution causing grief for looking at the stars, making out the Milky Way and, for the southern hemisphere, the Magellanic Clouds.

My phone rings - it's the housemate. "The power is out!" I could here the angst in her voice because she wanted to play around on the net after a hard day of work.

Perfect, I thought, while mumbling out, "Oh, too bad eh?" Things are falling right into place!

Ten minutes later I get home and the power is back on. Oh, cruel fate! Why do you do this?

Dgennero
2010-May-04, 02:13 PM
@Buttercup: 88 degrees now.
Take a look at MY city :)
The City (http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3900000/Alien-City-science-fiction-3999006-1280-700.jpg).

TheOncomingStorm
2010-May-04, 04:22 PM
Last night the cool air blow now it is warm with a nice cool breeze.

Buttercup
2010-May-04, 06:31 PM
Yesterday morning, unbelievably, there was frost on car windows and the rooves of homes! :-o

That never happens here, on the 3rd of May! I wouldn't expect to see it on April 3.

Today is absolutely sunny and pleasant: Probably 75 F. :)

Spoons
2010-May-06, 01:57 AM
It's awful cold today - 19 degrees C. There has been or still is a fairly substantial bushfire just near the office which has placed us close to the middle of a massive haze of smoke. It's quite dark and eery - it looks like an English summer.

The plus to all this is that with such thick smoke the sun is filtered just enough to get a magnificent view of it without any discomfort. What a beautiful big ball of joy!

BigDon
2010-May-06, 03:30 AM
The spring winds are in full force now. In the evenings from 5 pm onwards, we have been getting steady 25 mile per hour westerly winds that last most of the night.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-May-06, 09:06 PM
Rained all day now the sun is out.

megrfl
2010-May-06, 11:17 PM
We just had hail and there is no severe weather warnings. Just a mild thunderstorm with steady rain and lightning. No wind.

Atraveller
2010-May-06, 11:18 PM
Cold night here last night - down to 16 C. You can smell winter coming. June 1st is the "official" first day of winter in Queensland.

Tinaa
2010-May-07, 11:29 AM
Hot and humid. Humidity is at 93% now. Gonna be miserably icky at the track meet this afternoon.

BigDon
2010-May-07, 03:27 PM
Cold spring this year. Got down to 42F (5.5C) last night and only cleared 50F (10) an hour after sunrise.

(The record temp for this day was 100F (38C))

Atrav, I'm at 37.5 degrees North, on the coast. Whereabouts are you? And are you inland?

Atraveller
2010-May-10, 03:44 AM
Atrav, I'm at 37.5 degrees North, on the coast. Whereabouts are you? And are you inland?

Hey BigDon, I live in the "other" bay area... I'm at 27.5 S, 153.05E - Pretty close to the beach, and right near the river.

Has been a few cold days in a row now, getting below 15C most nights. Yeah, winter is coming (in 2007 it actually hit 1 C in the middle of a winter night - the locals still talk about the great "almost" freeze.)

jokergirl
2010-May-10, 09:09 AM
Too cold. Way too cold for May, which is just plain Wrong.

ABR.
2010-May-10, 06:35 PM
For all of you Californians reading this, yes, that is rain falling from the sky today. I know this is supposed to be pre-fire season, but it is raining. Enjoy it while you can.

GeorgeLeRoyTirebiter
2010-May-10, 10:16 PM
Tornado! One storm cell is skirting by to the south, while the tornadic cell looks like it'll pass to the north.

Oh, the hail has started. I'm off.

EDIT: It's passed. No reported touchdowns, thankfully. Now it's sunny, for the first time today.

geonuc
2010-May-11, 08:26 AM

chrissy
2010-May-11, 11:49 AM
Hale stones and snow. :( I hate winter that still won't give up and let the summer have it's shot.

Argos
2010-May-14, 07:41 PM
Cool weather with clear skies. Lows around 5 C. Yesterday it was colder than Ushuaia, the worldīs southernmost city, at the gates of Antarctica. Mercury went down to 8 C in the Amazon (!).

I love it. :)

GalaxyGal
2010-May-15, 01:07 AM
All hail broke loose earlier, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for another hour....predictions for a gorgeous weekend. For now we're taking REO's advice and "Riding the Storm Out"

TheOncomingStorm
2010-May-19, 06:26 PM
Light rain, we need it.

danscope
2010-May-27, 03:43 AM
Heavy T storms Now.
This afternoon set a record high temperature for May in Rhode Island . 94° F We're cookin here. Humid too.
Nice afternoon to go to the movies !!! :)

Best regards,
Dan

AndreasJ
2010-May-28, 03:25 PM
A lovely little hailstorm. Well, lovely for us who are indoors. :cool:

danscope
2010-May-29, 04:03 AM
Not so good for the local car dealers.. :( Good for the glass installers. :)

evitkus
2010-May-29, 03:07 PM
Clear sky.. Hot and warm, sunny :) EDIT: Today I was wearing Glasses

-----------------------------------------------

Atraveller
2010-Jun-01, 02:17 AM
June 1st - first official day of Aussie Winter.

Currently 20 C (68 F) with a forecast high of 22 today - a typical winter day here in paradise.

And the forecast is for a warmer wetter winter... warmer wetter winter forecast (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/a-warmer-wetter-winter-forecast-20100531-wr3n.html)

Spoons
2010-Jun-01, 02:49 AM
It's a little colder over here. We are a bit further south though, so that's to be expected.

Currently 16 C, expecting a high of 19 C. I'm all rugged up with my big bad overcoat and a scarf. I seem to have a very mild, lingering head cold thing going on, which in annoying because it's not enough to need to stay home, but enough to make me slightly uncomfortable. Proper healthy or proper sick please - all this in between bizzo is just an irritant.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-01, 07:21 AM
It's a little colder over here. We are a bit further south though, so that's to be expected.

Hey Spoons, sorry to hear you're crook. Rug up with a big thick doona, take your vit C and jewish mother's antibiotics (chicken soup.)

There is a reason I picked this spot instead of points further south...

Spoons
2010-Jun-01, 08:06 AM
Thanks Atraveller. Feeling a fair bit better now, though I can see myself having codeine dreams tonight.

BigDon
2010-Jun-03, 01:11 AM
Finally getting something like late spring temperatures. At least it stays above 50F after dark, though with 25 mph winds 55 isn't much warmer.

Fazor
2010-Jun-03, 01:15 AM
Ha. Poor BigDon. It's been downright hot and humid here for the last two weeks. Nice line of strong thunderstorms just bulldozed their way through. A few of my friends' cities had their tornado sirens going, but didn't get that bad here. The radar map looks pretty cool right now; I'd take a screen grab but that'd probably be some copyrite violation.

ABR.
2010-Jun-03, 02:15 AM
Finally getting something like late spring temperatures. At least it stays above 50F after dark, though with 25 mph winds 55 isn't much warmer.

It's raining yet again over on this side of the valley. My poor Amorphophallus conjac haven't even poked their way above the soil yet.

BigDon
2010-Jun-03, 03:27 AM
All the local cacti are blooming like crazy. Including the new ones I bought last month. Startling red flowers.

Trebuchet
2010-Jun-03, 03:43 AM
After a very mild winter, the Great Northwet is living up to its reputation. If it keeps raining through Saturday (as is likely) we'll have set a record for the most consecutive days of rain in May, or something like that. As well as the latest in the year to hit 75F. Ugh.

Trebuchet
2010-Jun-03, 10:38 PM
After a very mild winter, the Great Northwet is living up to its reputation. If it keeps raining through Saturday (as is likely) we'll have set a record for the most consecutive days of rain in May, or something like that. As well as the latest in the year to hit 75F. Ugh.

So now that I grumbled yesterday, today's been dry all day and even some sunshine. I should have grumbled earlier!

Atraveller
2010-Jun-04, 03:40 AM
There was a tornado just a little bit south of Brisbane yesterday. We don't usually get tornadoes in paradise - so it was really big news. It started out as a water spout, then came ashore. A couple of people were hurt by flying debris, but no fatalities. There was a trailer park that was completely spared. But a few houses were wiped out...

Spoons
2010-Jun-04, 03:46 AM
Yikes! That's no good - glad to hear you're alright. Pity about those whose houses were damaged.

megrfl
2010-Jun-15, 03:26 PM
100F/38C today. The air is just sitting, no breeze.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Jun-15, 05:15 PM
sunny and windy.

rigel
2010-Jun-15, 06:38 PM
83 F with a slight breeze, blue sky. 65 inside looking out and 85 and humid across the hall in the lab. Time to take a break.

mugaliens
2010-Jun-16, 03:07 AM
Cold the last three days, but back up to 70 deg F, today. Typical Springs weather for the rest of the week.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-17, 03:25 AM
I'm on a bussiness tripe to Latte Land (Sydney). What a miserable winter day out there. It is dull and grey, raining, with a temp around 11 C.

I will be so glad to get back to paradise. At least winter there rarely drops below 15 C.

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Jun-18, 07:46 PM
30 C humid and windy, had to get my fan out of storage.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-18, 11:37 PM
Back in Paradise - still winter but at least it is 21 C... I can live with that...

jokergirl
2010-Jun-21, 07:25 AM
Happy summer solstice!

It's grey and rainy today, yesterday was sunny with intermittent torrents of rain. Weird.

At least it's better than my home country, where it's snowing. And that's on the Northern Hemisphere. O.o

;)

Atraveller
2010-Jun-21, 08:49 AM
Happy summer solstice!

It's grey and rainy today, yesterday was sunny with intermittent torrents of rain. Weird.

At least it's better than my home country, where it's snowing. And that's on the Northern Hemisphere. O.o

;)

And Happy Winter Solstice too!!!! (for everyone in the southern hemisphere.) 22 C here today - Jokergirl you must not be living right, to get stuck with snow in the middle of the summer.... Something you did in a past life perhaps?

:lol:

Buttercup
2010-Jun-22, 01:33 PM
It is very hot here. Only 7:32 a.m. currently, and for the past hour we've had the cooler on full blast. :( Probably pushing 90 F already. Fortunately the humidity is probably only 12%.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-23, 07:32 AM
A cold wet rainy winter day here - high of 22 C.

Spoons
2010-Jun-23, 11:43 AM
Cold, rainy and about 15 C I guess, but it feels like high 40's in my forehead. Been burning up with a flu over the last few days. They always come when I've got a deadline at work, never during the lulls when I'd be happy to be home sick.

Laid in bed watching Firefly today - may as well enjoy it, as I'll be working over the weekend, most likely.

Buttercup
2010-Jun-23, 12:27 PM
I hope you're soon feeling better, Spoons. :)

Noticeably cooler here today. Yesterday at this time (6:27 a.m.) the temp was probably 85 F; today maybe 75 F. Rain is in the forecast (I hope we get some!).

Spoons
2010-Jun-23, 12:44 PM
Thanks Worldcup!

Buttercup
2010-Jun-23, 12:55 PM
Thanks Worldcup!

:confused:

:D Lol!

Spoons
2010-Jun-23, 01:10 PM
Summer rain is lovely, isn't it?

Buttercup
2010-Jun-23, 01:37 PM
Summer rain is lovely, isn't it?

Yes. :) And I especially enjoy watching clouds; how the storms build.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-28, 02:43 AM
A cold winter day here in paradise. It got down to 9 C last night. I can't wait for spring...

danscope
2010-Jun-28, 03:16 AM
A warm summer's day. 90 degrees with a LOT of humidity... in a big way !
Dan

Noclevername
2010-Jun-28, 04:56 PM
BIG storm here in Indy last night, with enough thunder to sound like fireworks. It swept over in less than a half hour.

2010-Jun-28, 05:29 PM
Nice and sunny down here.

Some occasional... Heavy orange confetti rain. :)

TheOncomingStorm
2010-Jun-28, 05:42 PM
Rain here, it would be fine but I had to go out in it and I hate rain on my glasses.

kevin1981
2010-Jun-28, 06:01 PM

Hot and sunny :cool:

korjik
2010-Jun-28, 07:57 PM
AIIIIEEEEEEE!!!

there is a tropical storm in the gulf! We're all going to die!

:)

NEOWatcher
2010-Jun-28, 08:17 PM
AIIIIEEEEEEE!!!
there is a tropical storm in the gulf! We're all going to die!
:)
Or get well lubricated.

danscope
2010-Jun-28, 08:20 PM
Got 93 degrees and 54% humidity. Tropical steam bath. You sweat standing still .

NEOWatcher
2010-Jun-28, 08:21 PM
Got 93 degrees and 54% humidity. Tropical steam bath. You sweat standing still .
Did that one yesterday.

danscope
2010-Jun-28, 08:35 PM
Yes. Got the official tee-shirt and bath towel!! :)

LaurelHS
2010-Jun-29, 12:27 AM
A few minutes ago, I went outside to take out the recycling; a sunshower was happening and there was a bright rainbow in the sky. Uplifting. :)

Hornblower
2010-Jun-29, 01:29 AM
A few months ago we were having the most snow on record, and now we are having searing heat. An afternoon thunderstorm just made it more humid, with no real relief. That should change over the next two days, with cooler and drier air moving in.

Our Founding Fathers picked a meteorologically wacky place for our nation's capital. We are intermediate between northern and southern climates, and between continental and ocean climates, with mountains just west of us further stirring the pot. Accurate forecasting is difficult, and the sporadic occurrence of snow and ice means we have lots of people who don't know how to cope with it when it does come. Fortunately, major tornadoes are rare here.

Atraveller
2010-Jun-29, 01:46 AM
A few months ago we were having the most snow on record, and now we are having searing heat. An afternoon thunderstorm just made it more humid, with no real relief. That should change over the next two days, with cooler and drier air moving in.

Our Founding Fathers picked a meteorologically wacky place for our nation's capital. We are intermediate between northern and southern climates, and between continental and ocean climates, with mountains just west of us further stirring the pot. Accurate forecasting is difficult, and the sporadic occurrence of snow and ice means we have lots of people who don't know how to cope with it when it does come. Fortunately, major tornadoes are rare here.

I would think it was always warm near DC - all the hot air around there... :lol:

Another chilli day here in paradise. I can't wait for winter to be over....

korjik
2010-Jun-29, 03:30 AM
Got 93 degrees and 54% humidity. Tropical steam bath. You sweat standing still .

Ha! Everyone knows that 54% humidity is desert conditions :)

Tho I do have to say, when RI is doing a fair imitation of Houston, it must suck for you :P

We have been getting some pretty vigorous pop-up storms in the afternoon. Nice for keeping the lawn alive except when it. will. not. rain. on. my. LAWN. grrrrrrrrr.

Cant listen to the AM radio cause there is too much lightning, gotta turn on a light cause the sun is gone, but not a freaking drop of water from the sky.

Buttercup
2010-Jun-29, 04:12 PM
Not current, but want to mention last evening we had a beautiful rainstorm. The clouds began building in the N-NW mid-afternoon. Around 7:00 p.m. the storm broke: Thunder, a bit of lightning, pouring rain for nearly an hour. :) Much needed! Temperature also cooled very nicely, from probably 98 F to 82 F. And that was without a feeling of much humidity (it's been so dry for so long, the moisture was quickly absorbed). Very refreshing, and hopefully a repeat this evening.

Spoons
2010-Jun-30, 12:36 PM
You're getting our rain! Driest June we've had for a while, apparently.

Buttercup
2010-Jun-30, 01:23 PM
Hi Spoons. :)

We might be in for more rain: Currently mostly cloudy (beautiful and billowing; white, sooty gray, tinges of pink). Temp is probably a nice 85 F (7:23 a.m. local time). No breeze. Keeping my fingers crossed for rain...for both of us. ;)

Spoons
2010-Jun-30, 01:47 PM
Ok, since you're finger-crossing for both of us, I forgive you. ;)

Buttercup
2010-Jun-30, 02:38 PM
Ok, since you're finger-crossing for both of us, I forgive you. ;)

Lol! :D You're sweet.

mugaliens
2010-Jul-01, 05:46 AM
It was absolutely stunning, today! Cool, but not cold in the morning. Warm, but not hot in the afternoon.

I cleaned the balcony in the morning and unpacked my old patio furniture, the small table and two chairs, so my son and I ate lunch outside. This afternoon we went bicycling on the Air Force Academy grounds, from the FamCamp area to the B-52D display by the North Gate, then meandered around for about half an hour.

After we returned, we ate dinner outside, too!

Spoons
2010-Jul-01, 06:38 AM
Oooh, sounds fantabulous!

We've got another beautiful, clear sky day today. The nights have been clear every night for the last few weeks, from memory. Each night I step out the front door at 6:30pm and look up to see the Southern Cross directly overhead.

I really need to start learning more of the night sky, because it sure is nice getting your bearing on an interstellar level.

Atraveller
2010-Jul-01, 07:26 AM
Each night I step out the front door at 6:30pm and look up to see the Southern Cross directly overhead.

I really need to start learning more of the night sky, because it sure is nice getting your bearing on an interstellar level.

It really is a nice view isn't it? Did you try to catch any of the eclipse on the weekend?

It's been preety cloudy this side of the rock. And pretty cool at night - getting down to 8 C. What kind of temps are you getting down to?

And as far as interstellar travel - it's easy:

Second star on the right, then straight on till morning.

Spoons
2010-Jul-01, 07:37 AM
Unfortunately, I didn't see anything outdoors over the weekend. I was working on an estimate non-stop from Saturday morning until 4am Monday morning, except for a couple hours visiting a friend around midnight Saturday. Had a deadline to meet. Naturally I've been quite tired all week since then.

We've been getting down to about 4C or so most nights, losing any warmth with the lack of clouds.

ETA: Actually, I just looked up for photos of the eclipse - I did see the early stage of it. I popped up from my desk for a break and saw it about a 3rd of the way through. It took a while to register that that was what it was - stooopid me. I should've camped out for a while. How long did it take from the first noticable effects to the beautiful ochre colour effect was in effect?

Atraveller
2010-Jul-01, 11:52 PM
U How long did it take from the first noticable effects to the beautiful ochre colour effect was in effect?

Because it was only a partial eclipse - the moon never got to that stage where it turns red. I think that only happens for full eclipses. But it was interesting watching the moon go from full to half and back to full again in the space of a couple of hours...

We have another dreary winter day today - only a high of 19 C. But winter in paradise is better than summer in a lot of places...

NickW
2010-Jul-02, 01:23 AM
Rain, chilly, but not cold. Kinda nice after the last week or so of hot and humid.

mugaliens
2010-Jul-02, 07:15 AM
68 and clear, but a touch too warm to open the balcony door.

Atraveller
2010-Jul-06, 01:01 AM
My Canadian relatives are all complaining about the heat - 46 C (115 F)

And it is official - this was the coldest June in oz in 16 years - I can't wait for spring.

Trebuchet
2010-Jul-06, 01:49 AM
Now that July 5 has arrived, it is officially (by my unofficial reckoning) summer here in The Great Northwet. Yesterday, as apparently required by law in these parts, was cold and damp. Today started out that way but has turned out nice. We can now expect around 7 weeks of decent weather before normal returns on September 1.

danscope
2010-Jul-06, 04:53 AM
Delightfull Summer Night for a concert under the stars: James Taylor and Carol King along with a few friends including Lee Sklaar and
Yoyo Ma . Superb!!!!!! :) Got the CD and the tee shirt.

Atraveller
2010-Jul-06, 05:08 AM
Delightfull Summer Night for a concert under the stars: James Taylor and Carol King along with a few friends including Lee Sklaar and
Yoyo Ma . Superb!!!!!! :) Got the CD and the tee shirt.

Sounds brilliant - I love them all... I'm envious...

Spoons
2010-Jul-06, 05:18 AM
From memory I think I remember seeing James Taylor on Colbert - he was a very charming character! And what a wonderfully smooth, soulful voice too.

We've been getting 1C temps overnight most nights for the past week - makes for a chilly morning drive to work (I hate driving with the windows all up).

danscope
2010-Jul-06, 05:20 AM
Yep. Hope you get some good viewing weather with the chilly driving.

Dan

Spoons
2010-Jul-06, 05:24 AM
Oh yes, barely a cloud in the skies recently. I went out fishing with my brother and a friend on my brothers tinny last Sunday and the only clouds I noticed most the day were those foul artficial ones from those dirty smoke stacks down around Kwinana. Bleh!

I may have to rug up and lay out on the grass some time soon to soak up the skies a bit more. May go one step further, print out a sky-chart and put red nail-polish on my keyring torch (thanks for the tip Pam!)

Atraveller
2010-Jul-06, 05:42 AM
From memory I think I remember seeing James Taylor on Colbert - he was a very charming character! And what a wonderfully smooth, soulful voice too.

We've been getting 1C temps overnight most nights for the past week - makes for a chilly morning drive to work (I hate driving with the windows all up).

A little too cool on your side of the rock Spoons. We have been getting down as low as 8 C, which I find really cold. I don't want to experience 1 C ever again (yes, I am a really bad Canadian.)

Atraveller
2010-Jul-09, 12:57 AM
Hey Spoons,

I hear your side of the rock is getting battered... Nasty winter eh?

Fazor
2010-Jul-09, 01:16 AM
Current weather: Hot. Yesterday's weather: Hot. This week's weather: Hot. Last weeks weather: Slightly but not noticably less hot.

Spoons
2010-Jul-09, 01:19 AM
Hey Spoons,

I hear your side of the rock is getting battered... Nasty winter eh?

I heard that this morning on The Weather Channel too, but it's nothing as rough as they make out. We got a decent amount of rain, for the first time in a month or so, but I didn't notice much mischief out there.

It does look disturbingly like a London summer day out there though. It's days like this I'm glad I've got a mini-torch on my keyring.

Atraveller
2010-Jul-09, 01:55 AM
I heard that this morning on The Weather Channel too, but it's nothing as rough as they make out. We got a decent amount of rain, for the first time in a month or so, but I didn't notice much mischief out there.

It does look disturbingly like a London summer day out there though. It's days like this I'm glad I've got a mini-torch on my keyring.

Don't tell me the media is exagerating? If you can't trust the weather channel, who on earth can be trusted?

We've copped a few cool days and nights, and a little drizzle - but in all it has been an easy winter. Though they say June was one of the coldest, and dryest on record. I can't wait for spring - I'm going sailing tomorrow so hoping for warm, and windy...:lol:

Spoons
2010-Jul-09, 02:22 AM
I can't wait for spring - I'm going sailing tomorrow so hoping for warm, and windy...:lol:

Ooh, ooh! I hope you're taking your best of Christopher Cross mixtape, err, cassingle.

"Saaaaiiiiiiiling, takes me awaaaaaaay to where I've always heard it could be,
Just, a dream, and the wind to carry me, And soon I will be free"

Atraveller
2010-Jul-09, 03:36 AM
Ooh, ooh! I hope you're taking your best of Christopher Cross mixtape, err, cassingle.

"Saaaaiiiiiiiling, takes me awaaaaaaay to where I've always heard it could be,
Just, a dream, and the wind to carry me, And soon I will be free"

I'm more of a Jimmy Buffet type - and it is a toss up if "Cheese Burger in Paradise" or "Cowboy in the Jungle" is my theme song...

Spoons
2010-Jul-09, 04:14 AM
I thought it'd be "Just Another Day In Paradise". I was sure that was a Jimmy Buffet song that mum used to play all the time, but my searches all come up with Bertie Higgins or Jimmy Vasson.

Did Jimmy do a version of that?