Beautiful Day!!!!!! Not sure what the high was today, but it was soooo pretty out. We were out to go to the Dr. and run errands, and of course the grocery store, but it was really a nice day to be out and about.
Supposed to rain again tomorrow! The plants will be happy!
Broke some records for lowest temperatures in some parts of the islands. In our location we had three straight days where temp did not go above 64f and we did not see the sun. Cause was a large low pressure area swinging North or Northwest winds our way. Relatively dry cloudy weather from that direction. Upper 50s and lower 60s across the islands at night. Extra blanket weather.
Trade wind are returning so temps will rise a degree or two. Still forecast to be dry for a while. Sun is out today.
Problem is that the tropical plants kind of stop growing in this cool weather when they should be starting "spring" growth.
Low 70s, cloudy and humid. Waiting to see if we get another round of storms tonight. Weather people saying no but it's cloudy and humid so who knows. Tomorrow night we have a high risk of severe storms with a chance of tornadoes. Not gonna be a fun night.
Then as soon as those storms roll thru we will be dealing with freeze warnings for several nights again. I guess it's safe to say it's Spring Time!!
Kelli-I'm originally from Granada Hills I went to Chaminade and graduated from CSUN. I can't believe it's the 6 th driest year on record that's incredible. Those Santa Ana winds are terrible they always make me worry about fire. I remember the Station Fire...be safe.
we won't see 0/C here until Friday morning 80/F degrees now , Hot already .. What would that be 50 degrees centigrade? or is the Celsius ? oops
Winds are still about the same 15 mph up to 25 mph gusts.
Still awaiting rain ..
Storm will be here overnight. Walda is it's name now?? Chance of tornados appears to have gone down but we'll see. Temps in low 70s and humid out. I took advantage earlier to burn some grass in the garden and some dead stuff off my catmint. Saves me some trimming and my plants love it. lol. It was sprinkling while I was doing it so not much burned.
We had lots of rain yesterday AM, then it regenerated towards dark. Heavy rain, thunder & lightning. Changed to snow later. Coating of white on the ground this morning. 29º
Snow for tonight.
Breezy and low humidity this morning. They are calling for a high of 85F.
Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 6:51 AM PDT on April 10, 2013
Dew Point: 18 °F
Wind: 6 mph from the WNW
Pressure: 30.04 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Pollen: 9.00 out of 12
Sounds like the storm came your way first Pepper then moved this way!
Rain, rain, rain, here again today, but very thankful for it. We really needed it. Everything was soooo dry!
It dropped 30 deg in a very short matter of time this afternoon. It was 81 in Houston, and 51 in Katy not that far away. They showed it on the weather map. It eventually got down in the fifties here as well. As long as it doesn't freeze, it's OK with me.
Low forties in the am, high of 62 tomorrow afternoon.
This is our white wonderland this morning. No travel advised. Schools closed from western to eastern MN.
31º Snow is soon done here, but just kicking in in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area. Cars in ditches & up against guard rails all over.
Nothing like that here , a little sleet a little rain I hear Indianapolis got 60 to 70 mph winds and golf ball size hail though . Lots of broken glass , cars, windows , Broken trees , routine for the weather assault ..
50's here dropping to 40's tonight tomorrow , then 30's a night maybe two , Afew cold days to come .
Fox weather new from Indianapolis is where I saw the story , Different computer I cannot do the link ,
Low 40s here and cloudy. Saw a few flakes here and there. Uncovered a few plants at work thinking it would warm up to 40s quickly but it took it's sweet time. Rain chances everyday all thru Weds next week.
Have heard some nasty news...some are saying that the models show snow/cold could hit my location around April 21st (if that is true Texas, and areas between here and there, may have frost warnings/snow around that time too.
I have looked at the long range forecast for this area ( I don't know why bc they can't get it right even for the next day) but I did notice that there were a couple of warm days followed by cool and cold days. I only saw a couple of hot days this month. That's so unusual and I can't complain but jeez..
Quiet dry weather for the last few days, very little wind, humid and mid to upper 70's.
Storm front coming in from west of Kauai - Severe thunderstorm watch up for Kauai and Oahu. Supposed to stall over Oahu and dissipate. Not much weather is forecast for The Big Island. Now we look out the window and can hear thunder rumbling over Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. So much for the weather experts predictions. I wish they would stick there heads out of the window and look up occasionally.
The weather system stayed over Kauai and Oahu and the thunder near us faded and disappeared.
Today it is moderate southerly winds whistling through the ironwood trees, almost cloudless skies and 82f in the shade - just 2 feet from my open window near the computer. Hilo town down on the coast is 85 but feels like 87f. Southerly winds really heat up blowing down across the lava fields.
Not likely to see any meaningful rain for another week. We need those cool tradewinds to come back.
We got some strong lines of thunderstorms last night, knocked out the power for a couple hours and that doesn't happen very often in our area since we're on the main grid. Nice and cool this morning, but they say up to 87..kind of doubt that.
It was almost 90 here today and the a/c isn't working. Supposed to be the same tomorrow. Then it supposed to go down into the high 60s low70s with nights in the high 30s and 40s. This is beginning to be a weekly occurrence. Crazy!
Tornados in Olkahoma and Illinois currently. Very active storm. Slim chance of them here. We never left the 50s so we aren't warm enough. We should get some good sized hail along with alot of rain though.
April 27th is the date I've heard could bring a lot of melt
"People are worried.
It's been too cold, there's too much snow and not just in Saskatchewan or Manitoba but upstream in North Dakota too.
Anticipating the spring thaw is akin to poking a grizzly bear with a stick: eventually the beast will awaken. Exactly how ferocious that beast will be is still the great unknown.
This much is certain; there will be flooding in North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and especially Manitoba because that is where the mighty rivers drain. And it is there where the battle of human vs nature is truly at work."
Windy, low humidity, high of 85F. If this keeps up, and there's no reason to think it won't, fire season will start early this year. The wild grass has turned brown already.
Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 7:51 AM PDT on April 18, 2013
Dew Point: 10 °F
Wind: 17 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 23 mph
Pressure: 30.19 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Pollen: 7.30 out of 12
Looks like we'll be warming up over the next few days. We had a hard freeze last night but we protected most of the tenderest plants. Everything looks great! Only a slight wilt to some and they'll recover.
Started today at 80 degrees , raining now , temperature falling 50's with a cold strong wind ,intermentently ,,, Temperatures are forecast to fall steadily to freezing from now, until tomorrow night ,,
Yeah , I know ,, same as everybody ,, Goofy Weather ,,, sheesh ,
I am not going to complain about the rain , Only I will about the temperatures doing what they are doing , I am never satisfied? ,, darn right !!!
Cold again. Supposed to be 40 in the am. May break records.
I saw a beautiful jet black with fluorescent green and yellow striped ribbon...Garter snake on the patio a couple of days aga. His colors were just striking. He was beautiful, and I don't even like snakes. I hope he stays warm.
36 and light snow now ,, average is upper 40's low 50's Frozen 31 an hour or so ago . that will return towards morning ... If you all see spring , send spring around this way if you get a chance to ,, purrtty pleeeze !!lol
A nice little cool front coming through today, only up to 72 and rain. Had some good rain last night also. Rain barrel full again. Husband cleaned the shed out and we have a beautiful corn snake living in it, I tried to get a good photo but it moved around the garden too fast.
Lily, looks like the snow is sort of melting, love those cute houses.
CG- nice photo of the snow. You know I love the snow pics.
pepper those tulips are so pretty.
Love the blossom pictures too. Juhur and kwanjin.
They are my favourite snake as well...I was almost afraid to ask which snake it was that Sunkissed posted (the worst one we have here is the very rarely spotted,and Government protected, Northern rattlesnake) but then I read her post and saw it is a corn snake. I wouldn't be a happy camper down there with all the nasties that are unknown to me slithering, crawling and creeping round and about.
Beautiful 66º and sunny here today. I got plants in the ground...a perennial poppy, 4 daylilies, a penstemon and a variegated heliopsis. Cherry trees, tulips, daffs are blooming. Everything else is coming up and showing flower buds.
"It's late April and the northern hemisphere is still showing a lot of snow cover. Record in fact (on pace to break the April record going back to the 1960s), this is something we see in early winter not heart of spring. Pretty amazing thing going on up there in the northern latitudes and a still frozen Canada."
Currently -8C here...countryside still covered in white but in town, where there is Urban Heat Island effect flooding has now started and Thunder Creek is now flowing (except this morn until we warm up again).
Lookout below! The big snow pack in northern 2/3 of MN is going to start melting this week. Temperatures will be in the 70's this weekend. It will melt fast & raise the mighty Mississippi in a flash. I lived in Minneapolis in 1965, when we had the same thing going on. River was highest in history then. Flooding all over the area.
I don't think there is ever a 'normal' year out here. We have averages, which are a bunch of numbers added together and divided, but we rarely have an 'average' year. It's always hotter, colder, drier, wetter, etc.
It was supposed to be 80 here today and a cold front was supposed to come in tonight. However, it arrived early and was in the 60s at 3:00. I really think THEY really should just step outside and tell us what the real weather is. Lol
Since we've just broken a record that has stood for over 100 years, here is a look back at the past (this year seems to combine both 1904 and 1907). For the heck of it take a look at a map of Canada to see the distance between Moose Jaw, SK and Medicine Hat, AB...that is the distance cattle ran (if they survived) to escape the blizzards in 1904:
To show the vagaries of the weather, Mr. Stokins mentions that on Christmas Day 1903 and again on New Year’s Day, 1904, baseball was played with the players in their shirt sleeves, and several pictures were taken of the games by the late Lou Maples, who was then foreman switchman for the C.P.R. “I think there still are several of the men who took part in those games living.”
However, after the winter did strike, around January, it was one of the worst we had seen for a long time,” says this pioneer of Moose Jaw. The blizzards drove all the cattle off the ranches South of Moose Jaw in a stampede to escape the storms.
They never stopped, except for exhaustion, and then they died on their feet. Lots of these dead cattle were seen the following summer alongside the C.P.R. right-of-way.
“Those cattle that did keep going finished up in the Belly River south of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and the ranchers suffered an immense loss, which I think was later taken care of by the Dominion Government, as at that time the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta did not exist.”
That winter of 1904 was followed by a comparatively mild winter of 1905 and 1906, but was followed by one that started in November, 1906, and finished about the end of April, 1907.
In February of that year (1907) there was a coal shortage which was so bad that the C.P.R. attached coal trucks to their regular passenger trains. There was about 80 tons of coal in the Methodist Church on Main Street, and the contractor, John Toye, voluntarily let this go in half-tons lots to keep people from freezing.
“I am very glad, indeed, to see the efforts that have been put forward to relieve the suffering that has been encountered in the park area this year,” said Harry Stokins, “and also to see the fine contributions made by the Red Cross Society on behalf of the sufferers. This will probably show to everyone contributing to the Red Cross how these funds are used in cases of emergency. At the present time our people do not have to be asked twice to contribute to any worthy cause such as this.”
Flooding in 1904
Throughout the district there is an unprecedented amount of water on the prairies and yet, there is a lot of snow and ice to melt.” -- Moose Jaw Times. Seven bridges are destroyed, numerous homes damaged, boathouses destroyed, sandbagging carried out at many locations.
Cold here 37 with a wind chill of 30 , Here we go again!!! Will the cold ever end ,this 80 degrees to 30 degrees has got to go!!! Plants are okay with rain and no frost , only we aren't ,,
rainy still, cloudy , windy , forecast mid-forties later today , (I doubt it makes it)
Same forecast for tonight as last night mid 30's and windy , Generally miserable feeling weather ! lol I am sure you all comprehend ..
74 TODAY 77 tomorrow and 80 for the first
8.60 all time precipitation for April After a rainy gray morning and the rain being done , We likely finish at 8.58 THE second most rainfall for April ever (well, as to record keeping)
,, It has been a rainy month ,
6 mph Wind
Cloudy this morning but I'm sure it will clear up. It is the Catalina Eddy time of year, when we get a lot of clouds from off the ocean. Tonight the wind is supposed to shift and it will be in the 90s with strong wind and very low humidity for several days. I doubt there will be any more rain until the late fall. It is getting too late in the year for rain. That has got to sound very strange to most of you.
Well, crappy month is nearly behind us. Tomorrow is
May 1. Snow is forecast.
Good part is the slow snow melt made for little to no flooding. They dropped the crest at Fargo-Morehead by 2 ft yesterday.
We are busy planting.Yesterday was beans. Today Radish,Carrots & Beets. Onion planting started yesterday. She had 5 rows in by 11 AM today. I think that was 2 boxes, only 6 to go!
We're doing our best to cool you folks off. Snowfall below happened this morning.
Wake me up next summer, winter may just be over by then. May 10th is the next cold front for Texas from what I hear from the fellows down in Houston that pray for this (obviously they don't grow plants. Oh joy! :'(