February Daily Weather Wants vs Needs part II

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

We were getting rather long, so as a Valentine's gift, here's a fresh thread with some of these wonderful everblooming Gerainiums.
It's 44.8 F / 7.1 C, 29 F / -2 C, 53%, Calm.
Post your daily weather here.

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Gamleby, Sweden(Zone 7a)

Today is another grey day and around 30 F
Oh how I long for spring, hope you stay warm.

Sidney, firebreather, yeah right woldnt want to burn my toung
Makes it so hard to eat then :0))

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

It's going to get to almost 80 here today and tomorrow and then cool back down a bit and rain this weekend.
Mostly Cloudy 63F (17C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: SE 8 MPH
Barometer: 30.00" (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 60F (16C)

YOU ARE ALL VERY LOVED! (Thanks, Sugarweed!! :-) )

Bloomingdale, OH(Zone 6a)

5-Day Forecast for ZIP Code 52001

Wednesday 31 | 24 Snow 6-12 inches
Thursday 26 | 7 Snow continuing 4-6 inches
Friday 13 | -5
Saturday 11 | -3
Sunday 19 | 6

Today is forecast to be 27 Cooler than yesterday. Yesterday we broke records at 57.

La Nina huh? Hmmmmm...


Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

Winters finally arrived (for a day or two anyways)........no sign of La Nina here yet (we get lots of snow in a La Nina winter).

1 F / -17 C
Low Drifting Snow Showers
Windchill: -18 F / -28 C
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: -9 F / -23 C
Wind: 16 mph / 26 km/h from the West

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Sunny, High 66.9 F / 19.4 C, Low 37.8 F / 3.2 C Dew pt. 36 F / 2 C, Humidity, 33%, SSW at 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h.
Supposed to warm-up now.

Fort Pierce, FL(Zone 10a)

We just hit 70...heading for 74 !!!! Another layer of clothes peeling off!

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft

70 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 47 F
Wind: 15 mph from the SE


Gamleby, Sweden(Zone 7a)

Hurray patischell doesnt have to type with mittens on anymore!

Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

I'm late posting this, got sidetracked with AndyPs flower site.
THEY're predicting a HIGH of 63* today. which means the winds will continue from the south for a while longer.

It's only 44* in my yard right now but the WIND is blowing 25-27mph from the South and with gusts to 36mph [howls like Califs Santa Anas for a minute] .... the valley air is full of blow sand.

Wow! just like that the wind stopped. And for now there's not a cloud in the sky. we must be in the center of the low, or near enuff as makes no difference.

SLCity and the ski areas and rte I-80 getting the precip. |;-(
Glad I'm not having to drive it today.

We may get lucky and get some precip [:-) from the back side tonite when the winds switch to from the North and the temps drop to the low 20s again.
DP 16*
Hum 20%

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

Wind is from the south (ocean) today. That's something different. Note the double-digit humidity and dew point above freezing. It feels warmer than 58F. I took a walk wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Also, over here, it is partly cloudy, rather than the mostly cloudy reported for Van Nuys.

Updated: 10:51 AM PST on February 15, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
58 F / 14 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 60%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h from the SSE

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Couldn't ask for a nicer day in Feb.
Low 28F, high 54F, dew point 28, winds ssw at 9 gusts to 25 mph. mostly sunny.
Lots of melting going on. A very wet day to walk the dog, LOL. Had to put a towel by the door for our return.
Expecting a deep freeze this week end.
Andy P

Edited to say: Thanks Blooms, I hope to have show #7 ready very soon.

This message was edited Feb 15, 2006 4:51 PM

Clovis, CA(Zone 9a)

Sidney. . .thanks for the cheery picture and the new thread. The cold finally came back last night. It's been cold, but clear all day and to remain so the next few days until rain is forecast for the weekend. The following is really not that cold, but since we've had a week of 70 degree weather, it's an extreme change, especially since the fruit trees started to bloom in earnest.

Winter Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:54 PM PST on February 15, 2006

A freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
PST Thursday for the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.

A cold and dry airmass will continue to settle over the area
through tonight. With mostly clear skies and winds expected to
become light this evening... radiational cooling will allow for
temperatures at most valley locations will bottom out in the
25 to 31 degree range.

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

WOW.......now that I didn't expect for you. :0

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Well the Freeze booger caught me off guard last night.

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

But it could be worse........

Wind chill warning for Bonnyville-St. Paul-Cold Lake-Lac La Biche
Wind chill warning for Fort Chipewyan-Wood Buffalo National Park
Wind chill warning for Fort McMurray-Fort MacKay
Wind chill warning for Lloydminster-Wainwright-Vermilion-P rovost
Wind chill warning for Wabasca-Peerless Lake-Gift Lake-Cadotte Lake

British Columbia
Wind chill warning for Yoho-Kootenay Parks

Wind chill warning for Brochet
Wind chill warning for Gillam
Wind chill warning for Lynn Lake-Leaf Rapids-Pukatawagan
Wind chill warning for Shamattawa
Wind chill warning for Tadoule Lake

Northwest Territories
Blizzard warning for Paulatuk

Blizzard warning for Repulse Bay

Freezing rain warning for Algonquin
Freezing rain warning for Bancroft - Bon Echo
Freezing rain warning for Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Freezing rain warning for Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Freezing rain warning for Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
Freezing rain warning for Burks Falls - Bayfield Inlet
Winter storm watch for Chapleau - Gogama
Freezing rain warning for City of Hamilton
Freezing rain warning for City of Ottawa
Freezing rain warning for City of Toronto
Freezing rain warning for Cornwall - Morrisburg
Freezing rain warning for Dufferin - Innisfil
Winter storm watch for Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
Freezing rain warning for Gatineau
Winter storm watch for Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
Freezing rain warning for Grey - Bruce
Freezing rain warning for Haliburton
Freezing rain warning for Halton - Peel
Freezing rain warning for Huron - Perth
Freezing rain warning for Kingston - Prince Edward
Winter storm watch for Kirkland Lake - New Liskeard - Temagami
Freezing rain warning for London - Middlesex
Winter storm watch for Manitoulin - Northshore - Killarney
Freezing rain warning for Niagara
Winter storm watch for North Bay - West Nipissing
Freezing rain warning for Oxford - Brant
Freezing rain warning for Parry Sound - Muskoka - Huntsville
Freezing rain warning for Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Freezing rain warning for Prescott and Russell
Freezing rain warning for Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Freezing rain warning for Sarnia - Lambton
Winter storm watch for Sault Ste Marie - Superior East
Freezing rain warning for Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Freezing rain warning for Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Freezing rain warning for Waterloo - Wellington
Freezing rain warning for York - Durham

Saskatchewan (windchill warnings of -40 and lower) :'(
Wind chill warning for Battlefords-Unity-Maidstone-St Walburg
Wind chill warning for City of Regina
Wind chill warning for City of Saskatoon
Wind chill warning for Cree Lake-Key Lake
Wind chill warning for Fort Qu'Appelle-Indian Head-Lumsden-Pilot Butte
Wind chill warning for Humboldt-Wynyard-Wadena-Lanigan-Foa m Lake
Wind chill warning for Ile a la Crosse-Buffalo Narrows-Beauval
Wind chill warning for Kamsack-Canora-Preeceville
Wind chill warning for Kindersley-Rosetown-Biggar-Wilkie-M acklin
Wind chill warning for La Loche-Clearwater River Provincial Park-Cluff Lake
Wind chill warning for Martensville-Warman-Rosthern-Delisl e-Wakaw
Wind chill warning for Meadow Lake-Big River-Green Lake-Pierceland
Wind chill warning for Melfort-Tisdale-Nipawin-Carrot River
Wind chill warning for Moosomin-Grenfell-Kipling-Wawota
Wind chill warning for Outlook-Watrous-Hanley-Imperial-Din smore
Wind chill warning for Prince Albert-Shellbrook-Spriritwood-Duck Lake
Wind chill warning for Southend-Brabant Lake-Kinoosao
Wind chill warning for Wollaston Lake-Collins Bay
Wind chill warning for Yorkton-Melville-Esterhazy

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)


Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

Somebody get that fence built, here comes that Arctic air again.
The wind DID switch - out of the north since late afternoon. Took down a fair sized limb, which fortunately missed the house and crashed in the front yard. Cottonwoods are prone to losing pieces.

Thought y'all might relate:

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Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

Glad the limb missed your house. :)

LOL yep I think I can.......something wicked your way comes. ;)~

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Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

here's an even better look at it.........WINDCHILL MAP

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Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

ohmiglory.. you're in the `minus 45 area aren't you?

That was the other thing I left behind in the Adirondacks. The repeated attack, sometime in the last two weeks of February, of the 40F belows.
We'd have as much as two weeks when 0*F looked good. The biggest danger was having the pipe from the fuel [oil] tank and the house furnace freeze up on ya.

They've only predicted low 20s for us for tomorrow. ;-)

Gamleby, Sweden(Zone 7a)

THAT seem to be awfully cold, brrrrrrrr stay warm.

And the colour for the day:..........GREY
Wind 13 mph with stormgusts
30 F
This is the weather forecast for today and the next 3 days.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

We are getting wind out of the south today and it is going to get up to 80. That will flip around by Friday night and we will be getting the wind (and rain) from the north all weekend, but nothing like the wind chills and temperatures all of you are getting! Brrrrrr!!!!!!

Overcast 67F (19C)
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Speed: S 9 MPH
Barometer: 29.96" (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 63F (17C)

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

We've cooled down a bit...............whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw I don't wanna go to work. I can adjust (acclimatize) to slower drops but I hate 80 degree ones (that happen relatively quickly ie. within a week).

I had a feeling y'all would feel much warmer now. ;) We are supposed to climb up to -6 C by Saturday.

The -45 C is -49F. :'(

Fort Pierce, FL(Zone 10a)

-49F.?!!!!!! Do you really go out in temps like that? Do the school children have to wait for buses, or do they close for "cold days"? When the wind blows, the wind chill factor must be awesome!

I see these temps posted, but I never thought that people actually went outside in them. Of course we don't have the proper clothes here. The morning it was 31, the children going down my street to catch the bus looked like they had on every piece of clothing they owned. They could hardly walk! LOL

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft / 7 m

72 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: 59 F
Wind: 4 mph / Variable

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

That's a real heat wave for sure, LOL
Current Temperature 72.1 F / 22.3 C,
Low was 47.3 F / 8.5 C
Dew Point 54 F / 12 C,
Humidity 53% Wind
NNE at 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
And she whispers (sunny too)
I have a new indoor, and remote outdoor therometer.
I will have to reset it though because it said 27.5 at 7:20AM

Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

Pati, when I lived in those temps - I thought it was silly but folks insisted on acting like it was a normal day. my ex used to say, "Car better start when it's that cold, that's when I need it." LOL

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

Everything continues as if it's a normal day. If children don't show up the teachers start phoning........they'll remind the parents that we live in what can be a very cold region and the children should have the clothes for those conditions (& if they don't go get them). The school will also provide clothes that are donated for those in need. Going out for recess is usually enforced (with pitchfork if necessary....going by my memories of those dark cold days;) but on the rare occassion they are allowed to stay inside.

On our race to the car this am we ran into our new neighbor (a pilot instructor at CFB Moose Jaw). They had a run to the hospital, last night, in the full brunt of the chill and he is now a first time proud popa of a sweet little baby girl.

Bloomingdale, OH(Zone 6a)

Brrrr Lilypon *shudder & shiver*

Our weather so far today has been interesting to say the least, lol. We have had snow, thundersnow, hail, freezing rain, near blizzard and now an ice storm.

Statement as of 11:28 AM CST on February 16, 2006

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST this afternoon.

One to 3 inches of new snow is expected to fall across the region through early evening... with total snow accumulations ranging from 4 to 12 inches. Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph... with higher gusts... causing areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Blustery northwest winds may cause near blizzard conditions could over portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois through this evening.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Oh joy.


Alexandria, IN(Zone 6a)

57 and quite windy here.

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Today is even nicer than yesterday.
Low 30 F, High 58F and rising, light south breeze and almost clear blue sky.
The snow is going fast, lots of bare patches already.
There is an end is sight however. High wind warning for tomorrow with a sharp cold front. The Big Chill is coming back for the weekend. Some of Lilypon's cold is headed our way.
Andy P

Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

Andy, there's enough for everybody apparantly.
we're at 40F right now
Dp -3* [and that ain't gonna happen]
Low this morning was 18* {I was up early}
Not a cloud in sight. Lovely day.

Millersburg, PA(Zone 6b)

Beautiful sunny day here in Pa. 62 degrees, my DH took a ride on his tri-cycle. Says he had to keep the batteries charged.

Winter high wind warnings are posted for the northern parts of Pa. - Headed your way Andy. Looks like a cold weekend coming up.

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

Temperatures are back to more typical for this time of year. I'm using the furnace again after two weeks of not needing it.

Updated: 12:51 PM PST on February 16, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
57 F / 14 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h from the South
Pressure: 30.05 in / 1018 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

I just got my heating bill for January, it's 1/3 less than December was.
Andy P

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Well, Andy that sounds like a small miracle to me. With my high wattage space heaters our power bill was $140. I'm looking for a better way.

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Sidney - with only miminal heating required - may I suggest (believe it or not) - a wood stove?

Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

firewood might be hard to come by in Jax? just a guess.
and tho it's romantic to have a wood fire, and nothing is as nice to get warm next to, it IS a messy affair to get the ashes out of the house.

Can you tell I've had a love/hate relationship with more than one kind of wood stove? LOL ~Blooms

That said, those electric heaters are the most expensive way to get warm. I just went and looked, my heat bill for Jan [natural gas] was$95... for Dec, $120.

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Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Dyson, that's a good idea. I have years ago removed a window pane and run the exhaust flue out there. Hummm wood stove going on my 'watch for' list.
I am calling in the AM to see if this side of town is piped for natural gas too.
I'd use it for hot water, heat and cooking.
I've got to get a new stove. Been doing homework on buying one.

Moose Jaw, SK(Zone 3b)

-47 degree Celsius = -52.6 degree Fahrenheit currently here.

Moab, UT(Zone 6b)

Sidney, mine is also hot water and cooking as well as heat.

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