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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1500 on: January 29, 2019, 07:57:28 AM »

For Chicagoland, all schools, even CPS, are already closed for tomorrow.  The zoos and museums are already closed for tomorrow.  I imagine that by the end of today, everything except hospitals, first responders, public transportation, gas stations and maybe a handful of restaurants will be closed tomorrow. 
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1501 on: January 29, 2019, 08:13:53 AM »

22 and cloudy with some light snow coming down today.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1502 on: January 29, 2019, 08:53:41 AM »

44 degrees and falling. Light rain has been falling for about an hour, and I'm pretty sure rain is all it will be today, as we'll dry out before it gets cold enough for anything else. I got an extra work-from-home day, though, so that's cool.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1503 on: January 29, 2019, 09:07:11 AM »

The arctic plunge begins today. I won't be venturing outside until Friday after today. -12 for a high tomorrow, wind chills of -40 to -55 until Thursday.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1504 on: January 29, 2019, 09:18:25 AM »

The arctic plunge begins today. I won't be venturing outside until Friday after today. -12 for a high tomorrow, wind chills of -40 to -55 until Thursday.

Neither the kids nor I will be going outside during that time frame, but unfortunately, my wife works at a hospital 10pm-6:30am tonight and tomorrow night.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1505 on: January 29, 2019, 09:51:14 AM »

We’re supposed to get rain/sleet turning to snow this afternoon. The US government just announced DC-area offices are closing two hours early. As a non-government worker downtown, I might just work later than I otherwise might so as to avoid the crowding on the trains.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1506 on: January 30, 2019, 01:22:44 AM »

As last measured (11:54 pm) at the Des Moines International Airport, it was –15°F with a –44°F wind chill. Supposed to get down to –22°F at its lowest yet tonight.

The blowing snow I can see outside is intense, too. Hard to tell if it's new precipitation or lifting powder off the ground.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1507 on: January 30, 2019, 01:38:14 AM »

The blowing snow I can see outside is intense, too. Hard to tell if it's new precipitation or lifting powder off the ground.

You are witnessing something that I've literally never seen (but would love to!).
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1508 on: January 30, 2019, 01:44:54 AM »

High of 55 today. I was able to shed the coat for a bit and walk around in just a T-shirt and jeans.



We might get some snow next week, but for now we're basking in this.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1509 on: January 30, 2019, 01:47:19 AM »

The blowing snow I can see outside is intense, too. Hard to tell if it's new precipitation or lifting powder off the ground.
You are witnessing something that I've literally never seen (but would love to!).

It's cleared up a lot already, so I'm guessing it was mostly a snow shower.

High of 55 today. I was able to shed the coat for a bit and walk around in just a T-shirt and jeans.

That's t-shirt and shorts weather!
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1510 on: January 30, 2019, 09:52:22 AM »

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1511 on: January 30, 2019, 10:07:50 AM »

The blowing snow I can see outside is intense, too. Hard to tell if it's new precipitation or lifting powder off the ground.

You are witnessing something that I've literally never seen (but would love to!).

Imagine a landscape, where there is no precipitation falling from the sky, but snow is still getting onto the roadways leading to people getting stuck or into accidents.

That's what I experienced all day on January 20th along I-55 and I counted 15 vehicles in the ditches along that 8-hour drive, even though nothing was falling from the sky!  Blowing snow can be a really irritating problem.  It's especially bad because it's an overlooked problem.  Check road conditions even if it isn't snowing!
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1512 on: January 30, 2019, 10:46:32 AM »

27 and sunny with some snow on the ground.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1513 on: January 30, 2019, 11:39:54 AM »

Sunny and -6 with a wind chill of -32
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1514 on: January 30, 2019, 12:14:50 PM »

We're not being affected by the cold very much on Delmarva (as someone who grew up in New England, this is just ordinary winter weather to me).  34 with a windchill of 22.  The low will be 8 tonight with, I think, a windchill of 0.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1515 on: January 30, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »

-17 F, feels like -43 F, going all the way up to a high of -13 F.
Balmy by arctic standards.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1516 on: January 30, 2019, 12:37:10 PM »

-17 F, feels like -43 F, going all the way up to a high of -13 F.
Balmy by arctic standards.
It's warmer above the Arctic Circle today than it is here.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1517 on: January 30, 2019, 12:42:54 PM »

-17 F, feels like -43 F, going all the way up to a high of -13 F.
Balmy by arctic standards.
It's warmer above the Arctic Circle today than it is here.

Well, at least it is sunny.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1518 on: January 30, 2019, 01:25:03 PM »

44 degrees and falling. Light rain has been falling for about an hour, and I'm pretty sure rain is all it will be today, as we'll dry out before it gets cold enough for anything else. I got an extra work-from-home day, though, so that's cool.

Sure enough, it indeed did not snow yesterday. Not even close. Even most of the rainfall had dried up by the end of the day under sunny skies.

It was cold this morning, but not egregiously so (mid-20s). Sunny and 39 now as we begin a warming trend that'll have us well into the 60s by this time next week.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1519 on: January 30, 2019, 08:26:53 PM »

When I got off the subway tonight on my way home the wind chill was around 3°. Guy ahead of me was wearing shorts.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1520 on: January 30, 2019, 10:34:36 PM »

When I got off the subway tonight on my way home the wind chill was around 3°. Guy ahead of me was wearing shorts.

Well, it is warm.  We had a wind chill of -53 last night.
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« Reply #1521 on: January 30, 2019, 10:50:44 PM »

When I got off the subway tonight on my way home the wind chill was around 3°. Guy ahead of me was wearing shorts.

My shorts have long been packed away. But I'm still wearing flip-flops (unless I have to walk through snow), including on the trip I just took this evening to and inside the main post office in Fairfax County.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1522 on: January 30, 2019, 11:19:15 PM »

Chicago and other affected areas (as in affected by the polar vortex) in the Midwest are getting temperatures that may, IIRC, be even lower than some parts of Mars.

Conversely, Alaska and other areas very close to the poles are currently getting warmer temperatures than usual, if I recall correctly.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1523 on: January 31, 2019, 09:16:57 AM »

Very cold but sunny
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1524 on: January 31, 2019, 09:20:13 AM »

Very cold but sunny

To be more specific: 3°F.

Side note: Is today the only day that the Great Lakes are making things warmer? (Michigan is about 10° warmer than Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago, at least when I checked today's forecast two days ago, and Ohio is also in this "less cold" region.)
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