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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2009, 11:38:30 AM »

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It was already 40 F here last week in the morning (but in the upper 60's during the day).

We don't even get that cold in January.


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where is that?

South Texas.....between Laredo and McAllen.


Here is what we are looking at this week:

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #76 on: September 29, 2009, 12:25:12 PM »

There's currently a winter storm warning in northern Utah, including I-80. The first snow of the season. A winter weather advisory is also in effect for northeastern Nevada, including I-80. A blowing dust advisory is in effect for central eastern Nevada. Freeze warnings and watches are in effect for northern California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and parts of Idaho. In other words; winter has begun  :clap:

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2009, 12:53:49 PM »

First snow along I-80 just outside Salt Lake City:



 :spin:

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I-15 Monida Pass, Montana:


Lost Trail Pass


I-84 southern Idaho
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2009, 03:52:15 PM »

Autumn has arrived in Phoenix. For the next week, temperatures are only supposed to get up into the low 90's. Here, that counts as autumn!
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #79 on: September 30, 2009, 08:10:41 PM »

Flying back from San Diego on Friday, there was snow in the mountains northeast of Santa Fe, NM.  My guess on the snow line was about 10.5-11K...
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2009, 07:10:27 PM »

Currently 72 degrees. Highs in the mid-70s here in Norman. Lows in the high-to-mid 50s. Oklahoma has finally hit "autumn", which we will spend approximately two weeks in, before "winter" kicks in towards the end of this month. It will invariably rain or be ass-freezingly-cold on October 31.

I'm ready for winter...my A/C keeps breaking down and I'm tired of calling Maintenance to come fix it!
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2009, 05:17:35 PM »

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I-90  - As of 1 p.m., Interstate 90 remains closed both directions from the Moses Lake Exit 179 to Ritzville milepost 220, due to blowing dust and near zero visibility. No detour is available. Due to the weather related nature of this closure an estimated time to open the roadway is not determined.

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2009, 11:37:39 AM »

Some cameras along I-90 in Wyoming:






I-90 in Montana, just north of the Wyoming state line.


I-25 at Monida Pass.


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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2009, 12:28:45 PM »

Back in the triple-digits for about the next week.  We're looking at 103 degrees today with the heat index expected to reach 113 degrees.  And 100 degrees tomorrow with an expected 111 heat index.

Wishing this would last a while; I am not ready for cold weather.
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2009, 01:43:04 AM »

Perhaps the last shot of summer has just went....an early morning low of 86 degrees this morning and climbed to a high of 103 degrees with a heat index of 112 degrees this afternoon.

But a very strong cold front is expected to arrive tomorrow and will send our temperatures plunging way down to low 80s, ending our current streak of four straight days in the triple-digits.
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2009, 06:20:59 PM »

Significant snowfall throughout Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and into South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico. The greatest snowfall is along the Front Range in Colorado:

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TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 18
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EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

Interstate 80 is closed between Laramie and Cheyenne in Wyoming.

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2009, 06:45:19 PM »

Got some hard numbers on how WET it's been in Middle TN:

We are 2" over normal for October.
September was the wettest EVER.

For the year we are +12".

I'm singin' in the rain...  :sombrero:
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #87 on: October 29, 2009, 01:37:07 AM »

Looking at a low of 80 degrees overnight tonight, then rising to 96 degrees tomorrow afternoon with a heat index near 100 expected.  Gotta love South Texas!
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2009, 08:25:38 PM »

im soooo weatherfan and roadgeek.
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #89 on: November 14, 2009, 10:11:43 PM »

I wrote a script to fetch the weather from the NWS site. Eventually I'd like to expand it to something somewhat resembling the WeatherStar 3000 or 4000, but I can't find a good, easily-parsable source for 36 hour forecast data. Here's the output it gives me so far (I can easily set up the next screen on the 4000 as well):

Conditions at Norman
Partly Cloudy
Temp:  52F
Humidity:  88%  Dewpoint:  48F
Barometric pressure: 29.91 in.
Wind:  North at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)
Visib.:  10 mi.
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2009, 10:59:30 PM »

I wrote a script to fetch the weather from the NWS site. Eventually I'd like to expand it to something somewhat resembling the WeatherStar 3000 or 4000, but I can't find a good, easily-parsable source for 36 hour forecast data. Here's the output it gives me so far (I can easily set up the next screen on the 4000 as well):


Have you tried the WeatherSTAR 4000 emulator?

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2009, 07:41:09 AM »

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but I can't find a good, easily-parsable source for 36 hour forecast data.

Don't remember where offhand, but NWS has something...
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2009, 08:58:02 AM »

It gets very cold during the winter here but if you go to Memphis, there's a lot more snow  :happy:
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2009, 11:41:46 AM »

I wrote a script to fetch the weather from the NWS site. Eventually I'd like to expand it to something somewhat resembling the WeatherStar 3000 or 4000, but I can't find a good, easily-parsable source for 36 hour forecast data. Here's the output it gives me so far (I can easily set up the next screen on the 4000 as well):


Have you tried the WeatherSTAR 4000 emulator?

Yes, but it's so complex because it depends on the NET framework that I have very little chance of getting it to run on Linux. The next version will use DirectX, which is even worse for me...

I used to use it and have fun with it when I had a spare Windows box around.
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« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2009, 04:15:09 PM »

Yes, but it's so complex because it depends on the NET framework that I have very little chance of getting it to run on Linux. The next version will use DirectX, which is even worse for me...

I used to use it and have fun with it when I had a spare Windows box around.

Well there is the Mono Project (http://www.mono-project.com) which lets .NET applications run under Linux and MacOS.  It can be daunting getting something to work if it uses too many Window's specific stuff especially for the next version with DirectX.

Have you considered running a Virtual Windows Machine under Linux?
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2009, 11:49:42 PM »

I think that would require having a copy of Windows I could install, though. I have a copy of XP, but I cannot boot to it (it is not a system disk), meaning it's about useless for anything besides a direct upgrade from another version of Windows.

If I could find a good easy (HTTP, not bizarre-futuristic-protocol!) 36-hour forecast data source, I could just add it to my script and be happy as that would lead to me learning more Perl.
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #96 on: November 17, 2009, 07:11:28 AM »

If I could find a good easy (HTTP, not bizarre-futuristic-protocol!) 36-hour forecast data source, I could just add it to my script and be happy as that would lead to me learning more Perl.
You mean something like this?

http://www.weather.gov/view/validProds.php?prod=AFM&node=KOUN

If that's not it, describe what you're looking for and I'll let you know if I can find it.

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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #97 on: November 17, 2009, 01:01:35 PM »

I'm looking for their text-based (that is, not purely numerical) forecasts. Something along the lines of "Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening...Then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph." These are what WeatherStar displays, and they're the most useful to your casual weather consumer, but unless I am not finding them properly the only similar thing requires something called SOAP or REST to access. If they can give me the current conditions over HTTP in a nice, easily-parsable XML file, why the heck do I have to discover what being a "RESTful client" means to get forecasts? Stupid government.  :banghead:
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
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Re: Roadgeeks and Weatherfans
« Reply #99 on: March 10, 2010, 03:42:50 PM »

The severe weather season seems to begin again in the south. There's a tornado watch for southern Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, excluding the immediate Gulf coast. There are also severe thunderstorm warnings from Texas / Oklahoma towards Alabama. Flood warning and flash flood warnings also seem to be on the increase.

Enough to enjoy for the extreme weather enthusiasts in the coming months...

 


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