December Daily Weather - Tis the Season Part 2

Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

All are welcome to join the chat and share your weather! We came from here...

Love all the snow pics!!

Ric Thanks! We love this table too. It was a great find.
Rann & EB you guys always take great pictures!
Celia- LOL at Santa Monty and Dwarf Moose Isis!!
Sally Gary is doing very well. He just had his final pt scanall clear. The port comes out next.
Kelli All Big John needs is a cowboy hat and boots! Neat redshanks!
Mau You GD is beautiful!
Kiska The ice decorations are wonderful
Bernie Stay inside and warm during that storm!

63.1 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 61 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph
Pressure: 30.12 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of showers in the afternoon. High 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Love all the snow pics!!

Ric Thanks! We love this table too. It was a great find.
Rann & EB you guys always take great pictures!
Celia- LOL at Santa Monty and Dwarf Moose Isis!!
Sally Gary is doing very well. He just had his final pt scanall clear. The port comes out next.
Kelli All Big John needs is a cowboy hat and boots! Neat redshanks!
Mau You GD is beautiful!
Kiska The ice decorations are wonderful
Bernie Stay inside and warm during that storm!

We are warmer than we should be at this time of year. We should be back to normal temps on Thursday.

This message was edited Dec 9, 2009 7:21 AM

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Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Mau - Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! xxoo

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Happy Birthday, Marilyn!!!

I love the ice decorations, kiska!!

E_B, I think it's weird that we got December snow before you, too! LOL That will probably be all we get this year, although it's still early...

Bernie, eeek, a blizzard! brrrr.... I had to walk home from school in a mini-blizzard once in Ohio. It brought back a lot of memories of reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books about people getting lost in blizzards... Since I was in town where the wind was blocked by all of the buildings, and we had good sidewalks, it wasn't scary at all except for crossing roads. It was actually a lot of fun, and I was sorry when I got to my house (about a mile and a quarter from school.) I wouldn't have wanted to do it out in the country or with a colder windchill, though!

It's going to be warm today and tomorrow and then another chilly front is coming through Wednesday night. No snow this time, though.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CST (28 min ago)
Temperature 57 F 14 C
Dew Point 55 F 13 C
Humidity 96%
Pressure 29.78 in 1008.5 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling 100 ft 30 m
Visibility 4 mi 6.4 km
Current Conditions Light Rain, Mist
Remarks Trace precipitation last hour.
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 55.9F / 13.3C

Fog Statement
Seven Day Forecast Issued 5:00am CST -- Tue, Dec 8, 2009
Rest of today Cloudy late then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of fog late. Rain likely late. Areas of drizzle. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent decreasing to 30 percent.
Tonight Partly cloudy until late night then clearing. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

(Zone 5a)

Sharon - thanks! Good to hear Gary's doing fine, I was thinking about him the other day :-)

Marylyn - I LOVED the Laura Ingalls Wilder books .... I have them all! :-) I always think of them when I hear/read the word "blizzard" ;-) lol Unfortunately they're in english so I can't read them to the girls. I borrowed the Icelandic translations at the library and read them to Selma when she was Hildur Eva's age ..... need to borrow them again to read them to Hildur Eva too.

Kiska - LOVE the Ice decorations, I think they are so neat! Wish I could make them here ..... without the extreme frost you have .... a steady 30F for a few weeks would do it ;-) lol

I finally remembered to bring the camera along when I went to the pool so here's a photo from this morning just after 11 am (around sunrise).


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(Zone 5a)

And this was an hour later on the way back ..... around 12:20 as you can see it's a pretty dim and gloomy day here today.

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(Zone 5a)

Looking the other way, away from the town ......

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Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Rann love the scenery pictures! It's just rain rain rain and mid 40's all day with thunderstorms this afternoon. Goodie Goodie Gum Drops!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN!!!! Have a great day!!!

Here's our forecast:

Tuesday, December 08, 2009
High: 53F
RealFeel: 48F
Rain and drizzle. Winds from the SE at 8 mph. Gusts: 14 mph
Max UV: 1
Rain: 0.21 in
Snow: 0.0 in
Total Precip: 0.21 in
Hours of Precip: 7
Hours of Rain: 7
Chance Thunderstorm: 24

The powerful storm system emerging on the central Plains today will bring the threat for severe weather to areas from Louisiana and eastern Arkansas into Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

These storms will be capable of producing damaging winds over 50 mph, hail and isolated tornadoes. These storms will also produce torrential rainfall that will lead to flash flooding in many locations to be prepared to act quickly if these storms impact your area.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)


Rann that's beautiful!
I notice there are no waves or at least not the big waves I was expecting.
Are the girls taking English?
If so how about having them read to you.
Maybe some Christmas children's books..... w/ animals.... lol!

We saw a clip on Puffins this morning and in searching them
I ran across this Iceland in Winter Travel Video.
Sorry there's a commercial but....
hit HD and let the entire video download then Full Screen it and Play.

Bernie hunker down!!
GREAT deal on the door!

Grey here w/ rain moving in.
37 now but the temps will rise all day and overnight to 45 or so.
The winds are supposed to start about Sunrise tomorrow ....
then the temps will drop down to 28 by evening.... 20 by Sunrise Thursday...


Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY , MARYLIN! Have a wonderful day!
You and your granddaughter are looking so great together! What are your plans for today?
Rann, great pics!
Ric, Sally, I don't have a name day. They are only for those who have the name of a saint. Romanians are very religious and we have many celebrations of all saints. It almost became a tradition to name our children with the name of a saint, to have more celebrations in a year : one being the birthday and the other one the name day which is the saint's day. Most people are giving their children 2 names and one is almost always of a saint. I only gave them one name, but they are both of saints : Andreea, from St. Andrew and Ionut from St. John. I hope this makes sense!LOL
Kelli, great pics from your hiking!
Kiska, beautiful view with all that snow and ice decorations!
E_B, thanks for explaining about the paint, so cool! The picture is cool too!
Sharon, thanks for starting a new thread for us! Your tree is gorgeous!
Celia, ROTFLOL! They are too cute, poor kitties!LOL

Still warm, but cloudy. 43 during the day , 28 at night.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Happy B-Day Mau

Still really cold here. Flurries & blowing snow with frigid temperatures all week.

Currently -18C or 0F
Windchill: -30C or -22F
Low this morning -27C or -17F
Condition: cloudy with scattered flurries
Wind: N 9 Km/h or 6 mph, gusting later
Relative Humidity: 72%
Pressure: 100.0 kPa or 30.31" rising
Dewpoint: -21.3C or -6.3F
Ceiling: 4100 ft
Visibility: 24 km or 15 miles

Altitude: 1084 m or 3556 ft
Latitude: 51.12
Longitude: -114.04

Sunrise: 8:25AM
Sunset: 4:29PM
Daylight Hours: 8 hrs 02 min

This is what happens here if you do not disconnect & drain your water hose and also shut off the valve from inside before winter sets in. This is a few houses from mine. We installed a frost free valve last summer, which also helps prevent this from happening.

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(Zone 7a)

It's very cold and snowy today. Whomever is East of me will get it soon.

15.7 F with 22 for the high.
Light Snow
Windchill: 16 F
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 11 F
Wind: 1.0 mph from the NNW
Wind Gust: 8.0 mph
Pressure: 29.94 in (Rising)
Visibility: 1.2 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
Overcast 3000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Kitties don't mind if y'all laugh. They know you're laughing WITH them! LOL

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(Zone 7a)


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(Zone 5a)

Nice video Ric :-) The mountain in the background in the beginning is Mt. Esja. The golden circle consists of Gullfoss (Golden Falls), the Geysir hot springs area and Thingvellir. And then there's the Blue Lagoon of course .... those are the standard tourist destinations ;-) Ofcourse, Hafnarfjrur is definately worth a visit too ;-) lol

Celia and Joanna - BRrrrrrrrr. Like the snow shot Celia :-) We're hoping for snow again soon ;-)

It was fairly calm around noon when I took the photos so the sea wasn't very choppy. It started raining this afternoon and the wind has picked up a bit. Too lazy to figure out the wind speed ;-) lol Now dark again.


L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Happy birthday, Marilyn!

It got down to 29F this morning.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 9:51 AM PST on December 08, 2009
45 F
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: 44 F
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 27 F
Wind: 4 mph from the South

frost in the yard

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

This birdbath is exposed to the air on all sides and is frozen solid. (Pond did not freeze at all)

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Vats of rainwater starting to freeze

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

roof of the neighbors' house

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

This is all ice

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(Zone 5a)

Wow Kelli! Hope your plants will be OK! :-s

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Thank you for the kind birthday wishes, everyone! and thanks for the compliments about my granddaughter, Kate. She is beautiful on the inside, too. :o))
Sharon, thanks for the new thread--lovely beginning photo and very pretty Hib, too. So glad that Gary is doing so well!
Celia: gorgeous yellow rose!
Rann: lovely photos from you, too.
Kiska: I always enjoy your ice sculptures.
Ric: I will check out that link in a few minutes.
Adina: My daughter and her husband took me out to eat last night for my birthday. I was planning on spending today on the road on my way home but the weather is nasty so I am going to wait until tomorrow. My daughter and I have made some chicken/rice soup so that will be my birthday dinner today. :o))
Joanna: I assume the hose split open and let the water escape which is what made the waterfall? Do your pipes ever freeze inside your walls?
Kelli: I'm amazed at your low temp!

Rain 46F Feels Like 46F
Updated: Dec 8 12:25 p.m. CT
UV Index:1 Low (wow--I don't think I have ever seen it that low)
Wind: From NE at 3 mph
Humidity: 98%
Pressure: 29.61 in.
Dew Point: 45F
Visibility: 2.3 miles
Sunrise: 7:04 AM
Sunset:4:56 PM

(Zone 3b)

Nearly 11am-sun's been up since 10:01. 5h34minutes daylight today.
cool and clear.
Happy Birthday, Marilyn~it's probably a good idea to wait another day for the weather to improve.
kelli~amazing pics- my sister, Sac-Valley, has snow in her yard, in Wilton; it's a few miles SE of Sacramento.
Adina~love the flowers' brightness and beauty.
kwanjin~cold and snowy is good this time of year, if you're ready, isn't it?
jbanana~very impressive ice-sculpture your neighbor's have-too bad it's unplanned.
rann~nice seeing the photos, old and new.
ric~a bit of wild weather in your area-seems it does fluctuate; must keep you on your toes as to what to wear outdoors.
crissy~rain and wind; must be winter everywhere:)
Marylyn~wow-snow there, too.
MySharona~thanks for the new thread-nice seeing that Gary is doing well. Love your photo.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Adina it makes perfect sense to me.
My BIL is Greek and his name is Emmanouill (Emmanuel) and his Name Day is Christmas.
My Grandfather and Uncle were Thomas and Oct 6th was theirs.
My Mom Ann's was Dec 6th.

Kelli you were colder than us.
Great Shots!

Looks pretty Celia!

Joann you were WAY colder than anyone! LOL!

It was fairly nice outside till the rains started about 2 PM.
Temps in the 40's and calm.
The rain actually started as ice pellets but that only lasted about 15 minutes.

All the old windows are plastic covered and the cracks foamed.
My 'newer' windows we used metal tape and sealed the seams.
Put the layer of plastic back over the new door.
I need to do some threshold work and it can be done from the inside tomorrow.
We're going to leave the door up between the Kitchen and the Sewing Room.
No reason to heat it at this point as we still have drywall to hang.
It's staying about 55 out there w/ the one vent open so...
They are still calling for the bad winds so I'd say tomorrow will be totally indoors.


(Zone 7a)

We have 8" of snow and it finally stopped.

(Zone 7a)


(Zone 3b)

kwanjin~didn't stop for too long, it seems:)

(Zone 7a)


L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

The only thing I know for sure that is dead at this time is the zucchini. There is another freeze warning for tonight. I think this is the 4th day in a row that has stayed below 60F. Those manzanita flowers might have frozen. I've seen that happen.

This guy has a real can-do attitude

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L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

the yellow TG cactus

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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Finally below freezing (34 for a high) and snowing here at the house. It rained all day and at times became freezing rain or sleet. It will all freeze overnight and if roads aren't treated it will be a mess. Winds will be high tomorrow so will have to deal with blowing snow. How bad it will be depends on the amount of snow we get. Tomorrow I don't think we are expected to get out of the teeens with wind chills below 0. Will take camera with me to work if I can get out of here and take a few pics.

1941 Willy

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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Interior of Willy.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Love the globe Kelli!
That will be blooming for quite a while.

Pepper the Willy's are one of my favorite coupes.
That little beauty is about only 80k+ . You need two of them!
I had a 1955 Willys 4 x 4 Truck for years.
We used it as a work truck.
You just can't kill them!

Raining here but it's moving out.
Temps dropped into the 30's for a bit but are now on the rise.
That's the Southern Storm moving thru...
The one hitting the Plains States will pop thru tomorrow.
Still projecting the winds.
6 AM til 1 AM Thursday


I saw on the news they are predicting 25' waves in Chicago.
That's higher than the waves there during the storm that took out the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975..

On the lighter side....... they have issued an Inflatable Santa Warning..... lol!


KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Inflatable Santa it!! LOL

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)


Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

never heard an inflatable Santa warning till
the winds are really picking up here and they are saying the low tonight will be 25F and the high tomorrow will just be 29F--that's for the Harrison area--don't know what the forecast is for the Cabot area but I will be keeping a close eye on things because if the wind doesn't dry up the roads before this temp drops then things will start freezing and the roads are likely to be covered with ice. Hopefully, they won't be, though, because I really need to go home--have things to do there.

When my granddaughter Kate found out I was going to be here another day she drove down here from where she lives in Branson, MO (about 45 miles) to take me out to supper. Just the two of us went out together and we had a lovely time. Finished off the evening with a brownie sundae topped with hot fudge and caramel---Yummy!!

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Here you go Mau.

Looks like clear and near 40 Weds and Thurs in Cabot.
And this warning.
strong storm will move from the central plains into the upper
midwest overnight and midday wednesday. high pressure will build
in quickly behind the departing storm and the difference in
pressure between these systems will produce winds of 15 to 25 mph
across most of the forecast area, with higher gusts.

the winds will be initially from the southwest but shift to more
of a west to northwest direction behind a cold front that will
move across the state overnight.
the winds will begin to decrease late wednesday afternoon as the
high moves in and the storm system pulls away.

I have most people here on MyCast....


Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

The start picture is the new tree topper. I bought the fixins from Michaels and Tuesday Morning. The hib was a nice surprise plant in the front yard. I thought it was a lantana LOL!

Bernie Stay warm and hunker down
Rann Your pics are gorgeous!
Crissy I hope you are hunkering down too
Ric cute video!
Adina Your mums are looking great! I cant believe how warm you are this year.
Celia You have a winter wonderland!
Kelli A frost/freeze? I hope your plants make it.
Kiska Love the golden glow from the ice sculture!
Kelli I want that car!
Ric LOL! Inflatable Santa Warning!
Mau Dessert sounds like the perfect way to end the day! Yummmmmm

69.4 F
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 66 F
Wind: 3.8 mphfrom the South
Wind Gust: 7.5 mph
Pressure: 29.83 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to 3 PM EST this afternoon...

Windy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Thunderstorms may be strong. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

High 83* (did I move to Australia?) We are almost 30* warmer than we should be.

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(Zone 5a)

Good morning!

Raining today, light breeze and 40F.

Ric - lol about the inflatable santa warning! lol Hope the storm won't be too bad for you or Bernie or anyone else in it's path!

Sharon - pretty candle! Like the glass decorations around it, I might have to borrow that idea ;-)

Kelli - hope the succini is the only casualty! Pretty cactus!

Marsue - sounds like you got two nice birthday dinners :-) yum! Hope you have a safe trip home!

Pepper - nice car! Hope the ice won't bring too much trouble .... or rather - hope there won't be that much ice! ;-) lol

Only 2 days until the shoes go out in the windows ..... the Christmas trolls need to find some shoe-stuffers before then! :-0

Have a great day all!


(Zone 3b)

Sunrise in 3 hours at 10:02
Sunset: 3:35
Be careful out there in those storms~my grandson is attending CCollege in Mason, Iowa; he says school was closed today; but that it seems strange to close due to snow. Here, it closes if it rains during the winter.
Loved the pics and posts~

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

It appears everyone here in the USA and parts of Canada except kiska will get something out of this Mega Storm.
It started on the West Coast and basically hit it from top to bottom.
The snow part has tapered off west of us.

We are still getting the SW Flow.
27 MPH Winds gusting to 38 MPH, light drizzle.
This morning it was Sunny.
Temps went up to 52 but have now dropped to 43 in the last 30 minutes.
100 miles west of us Indianapolis is getting snow.
By 6 PM or so we'll be at freezing.
By Sunrise we'll be at 20 w/ the Wind Chill it will seem to be 5.
If the power stays on it's no biggie.
We weren't planning on going out!
If it does go out... we have a gas stove and water heater.
Laptop is charged as are all the batteries, plenty of food, plenty of books and dry wall to do so...


(Zone 3b)

Yes~for now, we're sitting here quietly; calm, dark w/starry sky. Snow's frozen in place over all and it's beautiful.
Seems you are well prepared, ric, for work or play.
Sunset/yesterday afternoon.

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