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Offline crowbi_wan

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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2010, 16:10:41 »
I hear you, fiction.  While the weather here in Seattle isn't as extreme as what you are experiencing, we've gone from an absolutely gorgeous 70F day to 50F and rain.  Today is more typical for this time of year.  That little bit of California sunshine sure was nice, even if only for a day.   

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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2010, 02:00:17 »
Speaking of extremes... Here in Iowa (central U.S.) we've gone from this just a couple months ago:




(that was the parking lot of a local grocery store)


...to 87°F (31°C) just the other day.  :eek:


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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2010, 20:31:01 »
it feels totally surreal to look at all those pics of snow now  :shock:

last winter we had more snow than ever, now it's been followed by an abnormally hot summer (the heat record +37 C).
thanks to all the heat, the thunderstorms have been really powerful, with powerful downburst winds.
a downburst is not exactly similar to a tornado but it can cause similar kind of heavy damage, damaging buildings and destroying entire forests, breaking trees like matchsticks etc.

i was on the path of a downburst yesterday and it was far from fun, i've never experienced anything like that. for a moment it made one feel like it's the end of the world. :eek:

in other parts of the country, one camping site with mobile holiday homes was pretty much destroyed:



also yesterday, a similar downburst caused serious damage on a music festival. the storm ripped off pieces of the main stage and a lot of people were injured by the flying debris, some critically:

http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/08/injuries_at_sudden_storm_at_pori_music_festival_1888510.html

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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2010, 20:41:58 »
honestly, when you turn on the news you see so much crazy shit going on these days i am not even surprised anymore.. let's bet what we get next: hurricane, flooding earthquake etc. etc.
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2018, 16:18:03 »
Today I saw a somewhat different 'weather extreme' en miniature: a bee on a fresh grave -
attracted by the flowers. Bees are rare and it's January - a miracle.  :)
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2018, 19:59:12 »
To be honest: I miss the snow in our region. It's not only that he reflects the sunlight
when the days are short and deadened the noise from the streets but he also covers
the muddy areas with plastic waste, especially after flooding. Uprooted trees are depressing
as well. We had a lot of them after the last storm. That's why I do prefer walks on the cemetery.
It looks bearable even without snow - good for my nerves.
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2018, 11:14:02 »
To be honest: I miss the snow in our region.

I don't. Well the rest of it is melting away now... We had a lot and my back/shoulders were already hurting from shovelling too much snow.  :roll:

But in general: if the whole winter were without snow, yes I would miss something...
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2018, 09:52:09 »
We had 20cm in mid December but only for a couple of days. I miss also 'proper' rain
at times. When you're listening to The Same Deep Water As You, you can hear that special rain.
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #83 on: February 28, 2018, 16:58:16 »
Finally winter over Northern Germany though he turned on its home straight.
Last Sunday I saw the clouds drifting by in opposite directions at different altitudes.
The wind chill is so strong that I could barely walk for 30 minutes (-8℃) under a cloudless
sky. Beautiful - but the skin in my face hurts too much. Now it's tea time at home...
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #84 on: April 13, 2018, 15:30:36 »
Intense rain. I was soaked to the skin.
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2018, 09:56:58 »
It's unusually warm for April here - but I won't complain, so I can go outside later. Also there is kind of a family gathering at the weekend, so that should be nice(r) with nice weather.  :)
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2018, 09:39:15 »
It already feels like summer..."The sun is up, I'm so happy I could scream"  :)
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2018, 11:03:39 »
Here too. The Germans are crazy for ice cream. Is it already summer??
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Re: Weather extremes
« Reply #88 on: April 21, 2018, 14:30:33 »
It’s sunny in Glasgow, finally!  :smth004

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