The joy of 32/33 F and precipitationPosted by holy-cow on November 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm
We are caught right on the divide line at the moment for snow/sleet/rain. Adding 21 MPH breezes, plus higher gusts, raises the thrill level.
I could sit at the computer all day.
Nope. There are hungry cattle depending on me. Also, about 17 cats, but that only takes a minute.
Need to get them happy as it’s supposed to be below 15 F tonight.
Plenty of people out there a few miles away attempting to drive on one-hundredth of an inch of ice they can’t see.
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- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm
Even better was the 19F and rain we drove through yesterday for 25 miles. They finally shut down the interstate after we passed through.
This morning it was -11F at the office, the first day double digits under 0 this year.
Sending it towards you, hopefully it will pass through quickly but the 8″ of snow it left behind for us is really messing up work schedules.
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Not uncommon here in the winter as bad stuff from the west gets uplifted crossing the mountains (hills to Rockies residents) and then turns north between Greensboro and Raleigh. Ground temps right at the freezing mark with somewhat warmer air just above, maybe 10,000 feet. Rain on the way down, ice when it touches something, power out for five days.
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm
90 percent of people around here would not go in to work if we had 8″ of snow. Those of us tied to livestock will show up of course. You are more than welcome to hang onto that -11 F foolishness. The snow here would melt off in less than a week. That is something totally foreign to you TundraLovers, like the ones I lived around in Michigan years ago.
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 3:37 pm
Thanks. I needed that. It is Monday morning, you know.
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm
Sometimes I yell at the snow saying,”STAY OFF MY GRASS!” ???? ????
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm
There weather here sucks too…
Should be partly cloudy and a high near 60fI hope everyone has a great day; I know I will!
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 9:59 pm
This morning it was nearly 70F and thick air and it began with sprinkles and is a steady rain with a northwest wind increasing and going down to around 50F and a forecast of 22F in the morning with a high of 40F and sunshine.
That will mean black ice patches on the roads and early birds in ditches everywhere.
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm
I let the dogs out at 4:30 AM and it was almost 50, with calm winds and really humid. I didn’t stick my nose out the door again for an hour and a half. By that time it 30 and sleeting with a 35 mph north wind. The temp has continued to drop ever since.
The dogs are reluctant to go out anymore…
- MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 11:28 pm
From my daughter Cathy in Maine. For those of you who don’t know, guinea hens are the dumbest birds of all time. They can fly up into a tree, but a fence will mystify them so they run back and forth trying to find a way to cross (which would be, to fly over).
Lots of snow and frozen rain coming down.
I tried like heck to round up the guinea’s and the stupid things flew in the tree. I left the duck run door open in case they may have a moment of being smart and get shelter. Suppose to hit 17 degrees tonight. This is when they get frost bite on their toes. I can’t help them now.
I suppose no school tomorrow, but we’ll see.
- MemberNovember 12, 2019 at 12:24 am
Yes, crazy weather. Here is StL it was 70 degrees yesterday, 3 inches of snow today, low of 12 tonight. Packing up and heading to a Noel, MO tomorrow to do some surveying along the Elk River. I miss Summer already…
- MemberNovember 12, 2019 at 12:31 am
Warning. Watch the old movie “Deliverance” a couple of times before you head out. The banjo music you will hear may indicate bad things are going to happen.
Going during the Summer months would be rugged with 100,000 crazy canoers blocking your targets.
Take some envelopes for Christmas cards to be canceled at the Noel Post Office. They do that regularly.
For those unfamiliar with Noel, it is pronounced more like bowl than know-ell.
Joplin TV has announced tonight’s low will probably be an all-time low for the date.
- MemberNovember 12, 2019 at 12:42 am
I can only image…This past year I have done tons and tons of stream surveys for bank stabilization and conservation easements across Missouri. Nearly every site is prime “Deliverance” country with no cell phone coverage.
Good thing about Noel its close to a tri-state monument. I’ve been to the one between MO/KS/OK up near Joplin, but the one near Noel MO/AR/OK will be a new one for me.
- MemberNovember 12, 2019 at 3:43 am
McDonald County, Missouri. A producer’s dream come true for Cops, America’s Most Wanted and similar shows. No, the butler didn’t do it. The slimy stepfather did it with the niece’s half-sister in the kitchen and a rope was used. The school principal’s car (and him) are found in a pond, but not until his computer revealed he had the world’s largest collection of kiddy porn. The mailman heard screams and it was the old lady bashing the old man’s head with a frying pan because he didn’t like the way she made the pancakes. People simply disappear.
- MemberNovember 12, 2019 at 10:23 pm
really doesn’t matter if it’s snowing or sleeting, the important part here is that it’s COLD. If you could make your way down here and take all the cold back to Kansas, where it belongs, we’d be forever grateful.
Dreaming of Heat Related Illnesses
- MemberNovember 13, 2019 at 2:23 am
Many years ago I spent much time in and around Houston. I remember seeing fellows at intersections selling about four sticks of firewood for some ridiculous price to drivers headed to their houses that were built with fireplaces for some silly reason. With a projected low of 32 F those guys are probably making a killing tonight.
BTW, we will be a balmy 20 F which will be a significant improvement over the 11 or 12 we had last night.
- MemberNovember 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm
I present to you the SW corner of Missouri, along with its pincushion.
- MemberNovember 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm
We should have taken a look for that one along with the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska corner when we did a hydrographic survey of the MO River from Rulo, NE to Sioux City. I think we saw something for the South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa corner but didn’t realize what we were looking at from the boat. Our project stopped about 500′ past it.
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