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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1550 on: February 05, 2019, 08:02:49 AM »

43 and the moment, but will approach 60 today.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1551 on: February 05, 2019, 09:21:53 AM »

First ice storm in 9 years for Chicago tonight. Tomorrow morning won't be fun  :ded:
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1552 on: February 05, 2019, 10:18:17 AM »

First ice storm in 9 years for Chicago tonight. Tomorrow morning won't be fun  :ded:

I'm just outside the affected area for that storm. The county to my east (Jasper) is under a winter weather advisory for snow and minor ice accumulation, but the one I'm in (Polk) is not. Still supposed to get some snow/wintry mix today and tonight, though.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1553 on: February 05, 2019, 10:24:21 AM »

We've got some unusual warmth here in Dover.  We're expecting a high of 60, low of 34.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1554 on: February 05, 2019, 03:40:49 PM »

Uncomfortably warm
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1555 on: February 05, 2019, 03:42:51 PM »

71° as I type this. Record high at DCA today.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1556 on: February 05, 2019, 03:51:35 PM »

61° here, beating the previous record of 59.

Uncomfortably warm

This could mean one of three things, and I'm not sure which.

1. It's just hyperbole.
2. Not uncomfortable to humans, but uncomfortable to the environment.
3. You're not in Massachusetts right now; you're on a vacation trip.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1557 on: February 05, 2019, 04:19:16 PM »

71° as I type this. Record high at DCA today.

I guess our Washington's weather swapped with your Washington.

Record cold of 20F most of the day. Despite the sunshine, there's plenty of snow (and, more importantly, deadly ice) on the ground.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1558 on: February 06, 2019, 08:02:37 AM »

Much colder, 32 and sunny.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1559 on: February 06, 2019, 09:27:14 AM »

Doesn't look like this ice storm ever materialized, though I did hear rain around 9 pm or so.  Most of the snow we got in recent weeks is melted now, which is nice.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1560 on: February 06, 2019, 10:40:24 AM »

Doesn't look like this ice storm ever materialized, though I did hear rain around 9 pm or so.  Most of the snow we got in recent weeks is melted now, which is nice.

Northern and western burbs got clobbered. Chicago luckily warmed up enough for just a cold rain
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1561 on: February 06, 2019, 11:12:37 AM »

Doesn't look like this ice storm ever materialized, though I did hear rain around 9 pm or so.  Most of the snow we got in recent weeks is melted now, which is nice.

Northern and western burbs got clobbered. Chicago luckily warmed up enough for just a cold rain
Ah, I work in far southern Lake County (on Lake-Cook Road, actually) and everything was fine up here.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1562 on: February 06, 2019, 12:10:33 PM »

Doesn't look like this ice storm ever materialized, though I did hear rain around 9 pm or so.  Most of the snow we got in recent weeks is melted now, which is nice.

Northern and western burbs got clobbered. Chicago luckily warmed up enough for just a cold rain
Ah, I work in far southern Lake County (on Lake-Cook Road, actually) and everything was fine up here.

Yeah there was a report out of McHenry of almost a half inch of ice. Waukegan had about .25
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1563 on: February 06, 2019, 01:12:02 PM »

No guarantees you'll see what I'm seeing now, but...

Go to www.weather.com .  Currently, there's a news story stating "Outbreak Closes School: Forty-Five States have 'Widespread' Flu Activity".  Yet, the accompanying map shows a varied mixture of red and green.  Click on the story, and you find out that TWO schools in the entire country have closed (both in Alabama) and only 23 states are showing high flu activity.

That station continues to find ways to alienate and confuse their viewership!

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1564 on: February 06, 2019, 01:30:17 PM »

Not to mention they tend to only focus on the weather in California or the Northeast. Just to throw out an example for today: Salt Lake City is currently having what is probably the biggest snowstorm in several years, and is under a winter storm warning. Yet this is nowhere to be found on the website.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1565 on: February 06, 2019, 02:27:42 PM »

Not to mention they tend to only focus on the weather in California or the Northeast. Just to throw out an example for today: Salt Lake City is currently having what is probably the biggest snowstorm in several years, and is under a winter storm warning. Yet this is nowhere to be found on the website.

According to TWC forecasts for Salt Lake City, only 1-2 inches of snow is expected over the next 24 hours. That might be why. Even if their forecasts are wrong, it's not popping up on their radar (no pun intended). That said, the "Winter Storm Brings Dangerous Snow, Ice Threat" story on their front page does drop this line: "In the West, parts of the Salt Lake City metro area have seen more than a foot of snow."

One problem that SLC faces, that I don't see in Seattle, is the "inland western state" stereotype, in which it's understood by most of America that places like Casper, Denver, SLC, Reno, Spokane, Boise, etc all receive snow pretty regularly in the winter, so a storm that drops 10-20 inches of snow is, while interesting, not exactly front-page news. On the other hand, Seattle is not a city that is stereotyped as having snowy winters, so even a few inches will make the front pages.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1566 on: February 06, 2019, 02:40:41 PM »

TWC has become a cancer honestly to the meteorological community. Once it got bought out, the downhill spiral began and continues today. It used to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!  :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1567 on: February 06, 2019, 02:51:30 PM »

TWC has become a cancer honestly to the meteorological community. Once it got bought out, the downhill spiral began and continues today. It used to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!  :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Didn't help when they started naming non-hurricane storms, even after the NWS and/or NOAA told them not to because people would stop taking hurricanes seriously if every storm had a name.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1568 on: February 06, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »

TWC viewership must have been dropping off pretty considerably in the mid-noughties (when they were still good, but the internet was better) for them to have changed into what they are now, which is undoubtedly a Daily Mail-type site that is all shock-value, little substance, but pulls in viewers with "WHAT?" reactions.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1569 on: February 06, 2019, 04:51:48 PM »

TWC viewership must have been dropping off pretty considerably in the mid-noughties (when they were still good, but the internet was better) for them to have changed into what they are now, which is undoubtedly a Daily Mail-type site that is all shock-value, little substance, but pulls in viewers with "WHAT?" reactions.

And some of their television programming is that shitty, manufactured drama television like Highway Thru Hell, which I'll admit could be interesting perhaps if done differently.

I only know about that show because my dad watches it and he's like "hey, you like road stuff, you should check it out." I'll admit to being intrigued but the presentation really put me off.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1570 on: February 07, 2019, 02:15:31 AM »

Tuesday of last week I saw an inch of snow before heading back to school in Corvallis. This weekend looks good for Seattle, and some for Oregon, but not nearly as much. But Tuesday is looking like jackpot right now. 15 inches is what the 12z euro is saying for Corvallis, around 10 for Portland. Schools will be canceled for a week if that happens as temps won't really warm.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1571 on: February 07, 2019, 07:52:01 AM »

36 with some rain.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1572 on: February 07, 2019, 09:56:48 AM »

TWC has become a cancer honestly to the meteorological community. Once it got bought out, the downhill spiral began and continues today. It used to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!  :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Didn't help when they started naming non-hurricane storms, even after the NWS and/or NOAA told them not to because people would stop taking hurricanes seriously if every storm had a name.

Everyone rolls their eyes when they started that winter naming BS.

They also bought out weather underground which was a good site to use until TWC started throwing their toys onto it and cluttered the site up. Only thing I use them now for is for station readings for specific areas when I give forecasts for friends or family outdoor events.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1573 on: February 07, 2019, 11:49:15 AM »

TWC has become a cancer honestly to the meteorological community. Once it got bought out, the downhill spiral began and continues today. It used to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!  :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Didn't help when they started naming non-hurricane storms, even after the NWS and/or NOAA told them not to because people would stop taking hurricanes seriously if every storm had a name.

Everyone rolls their eyes when they started that winter naming BS.

They also bought out weather underground which was a good site to use until TWC started throwing their toys onto it and cluttered the site up. Only thing I use them now for is for station readings for specific areas when I give forecasts for friends or family outdoor events.
I still find the Weather Channel's iPhone app really useful, as well as the push notifications.  I used to also have the What The Forecast? app, but that was a joke that got old really quickly.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1574 on: February 07, 2019, 11:53:42 AM »

TWC has become a cancer honestly to the meteorological community. Once it got bought out, the downhill spiral began and continues today. It used to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!  :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Didn't help when they started naming non-hurricane storms, even after the NWS and/or NOAA told them not to because people would stop taking hurricanes seriously if every storm had a name.

Everyone rolls their eyes when they started that winter naming BS.

They also bought out weather underground which was a good site to use until TWC started throwing their toys onto it and cluttered the site up. Only thing I use them now for is for station readings for specific areas when I give forecasts for friends or family outdoor events.

I don't even use them for that. There are plenty of observation sites available via the National Weather Service observations page, but I'll use WeatherBug if a computer isn't handy. I do have the TWC app, but only for the purpose of getting severe weather alerts.

I used to love Weather Underground's website for two reasons. One was their live streaming weather radio; the other was the availability of data showing various thunderstorm metrics (max hail size, severe hail probability, etc.). Both are now gone.
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