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jca's avatar

What's the weather like near you?

Asked by jca (27945 points ) February 13th, 2014

In southern NY state, the prediction was for the big storm to come overnight. Schools are closed and it’s supposed to be big accumulations, stopping tonight and then re-starting after midnight tonight for more snow by Friday morning. The temperature is supposed to hover just around freezing today, which means slushy ice (or icy slush) and then it’s supposed to drop after sundown, which means if you’re not home by then, it’s going to be bad getting home.

I just woke up and there are only a few inches, not what was expected.

My daughter’s school is closed, and I’m not going to work because if I do, I may have a 3 hour ride home and I don’t feel like taking that chance.

Just curious what you’re experiencing where you live.

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gailcalled's avatar

@jca: Just wait a few hours; report back midafternoon. Snow started here a few minutes ago and will keep on going and going until perhaps mid-March. I just checked the 10-day forecast and wish I hadn’t.

It’s a day to spend on Facebook making jokes about Frodo and what he has eaten today. Yesterday he snacked on a phone line, shoe lace, part of his bed and, for dessert, an entire chapstick.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Gross. We had a big (for South Carolina, anyway) ice storm. All schools are closed, I had to miss two days of work without pay, and the governor declared a state of emergency. I’m sick of winter – I need to work and make money, damn it.

jca's avatar

Everybody is sick of winter, sick of taking off work, using vacation days or whatever. I don’t mind staying home but staying home with a six year old is a bit different then just staying home and relaxing.

My daughter’s school gave out Valentines yesterday, and I suspect it’s because they are thinking maybe schools will be closed Friday, too. The teacher said parents could start sending Valentines in on Tuesday (I guess so they could make sure each child brought one for each child in the class) and it’s a good thing we did ours and other kids did theirs, because there may not be school on Valentine’s Day.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Give it about 30 to 50 minutes. The nasty stuff is down by Allentown PA right now, but it’s headed your way.

cazzie's avatar

I live up at 63 North Latitude in Norway and we have absolutely no snow and it is unseasonably warm. There was some snow before Christmas, but it all melted away and we haven’t had any since. We had some below freezing temperatures in January, but now it is above freezing and some trees are even thinking it is spring. It feels like the Twilight Zone.

gailcalled's avatar

@jca: Check your hourly forecast. Light snow will turn heavy by noon. And you’re right about the difference between being snowbound with a six-year old and a cat.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@cazzie I think I saw the ground once in January, then nothing since then. And the last day above freezing was a while ago.

Cruiser's avatar

FINALLY warm here. Felt like summer driving to work with +13 degrees. Downright balmy!

dabbler's avatar

8 am it’s snowing very hard in Manhattan.
Great big flakes, some fluffy, most wet and sloppy.

jca's avatar

Usually, here in southern NY, in the winter there’s snow and then within a day or two it’s all melted off of the grassy areas. There will usually still be snow in piles in parking lots or whatever. This winter there are still huge piles plus it’s not melted on grass or anything, so it pretty much looks like snow everywhere. It’s remained cold and it’s just accumulating and accumulating. It’s going to be a terribly muddy mess when it starts warming up.

Smitha's avatar

Today morning we all woke up to heavy rain accompanied by lightening and thunder. According to the national weather center, prospects are high for more rain. Overnight showers have caused further traffic chaos and the water accumulation has left people stuck in traffic for several hours. Thousands of working people were late to work today and hundreds of poor children stuck in school buses.

jca's avatar

Now it’s coming down, 8:30 am. I actually feel better, because I feel like if I am going to stay home and waste a day off, it may as well be justified by a big snow!

marinelife's avatar

We have a lot of snow—about seven inches so far. With more to come later today as the back side of the storm hits us.

Brian1946's avatar

No precipitation of any kind. High’s near 80º and lows in the 40’s.

I live about 15 miles northwest of downtown LA.

jca's avatar

I forgot to ask, please when you answer, if you could put down where you are at present (not necessarily where you live because some may be private about that detail).

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Upstate NY and flurries are just starting. It’s still light but probably changing in a bit.
@Brian1946 80 degrees? cocksucker.

Cruiser's avatar

My sweltering 13 degrees is west of Chicago

janbb's avatar

Had a few inches overnight here; now icy sleety stuff. Supposed to turn to rain this afternoon, then maybe back to snow. Most things – including my college – are closed. I’m just hoping that the power stays on.

Frodo is bored and wants to play!

Aster's avatar

Very chilly, dry and sunny w/a high of 60.

boffin's avatar

…what you’re experiencing where you live…
Northwest California we are expecting wind and rain. The weather guessers are saying 1.5 inches tonight another inch and a half Friday, 2+ Saturday, etc. etc. High’s in the mid 50’s
The rain isn’t a problem it’s the wind I don’t like. Too many trees around the house.

GloPro's avatar

I wish it was snowing here! I live within walking distance of one of California’s best mountains… Yesterday I was in jeans and a t-shirt and was comfy. Damn it. Seems the west coast slopes are just screwed this year.

dxs's avatar

It’s going to be cool today—a high of low 60s. Tampa, FL

El_Cadejo's avatar

~5in of snow on the ground here, we were supposed to get hit pretty hard with snow but it appears the storm came a bit more inland now now it’s mostly just that rain/ice/slush shit.

syz's avatar

This And this I might even be in this one

KNOWITALL's avatar

Missouri’s going to be in the 60’s this weekend, I’m so excited to finally get out and get some exercise with the dogs!!!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Western NY. We had 12 inches three days ago followed by another 8 inches two days ago. There is no snow in the forecast today. Yay! Since the temp is well below freezing nothing is melting so the snow is just hanging around making things difficult for homeowners with wimpy snow blowers and plows.

Coloma's avatar

Beautiful morning in the Sierras after FINALLY getting about 3 inches of rain and 6 ft. of snow in the high country last weekend, with more rain and snow predicted for this weekend.
California is in a serious drought situation and we need about another 20 inches of rain to break even. Hoping for a “Miracle March” here.
Balmy, gorgeous morning, dark clouds with bright sun shining through casting surreal light on the trees and hills.

I was outside before 7 am taking it all in, birds singing, and going for shirt sleeve weather in the low to mid-60’s today.

zenvelo's avatar

I am in dowtonn San Francisco. Low 50s and overcast.

It will be nice once the fog burns off. (That’s a web cam in the Berkeley hills.)

@boffin where are you? I have a friend in Ukiah and I understand it was raining there, but no rain expected here in the Bay Area until Saturday.

GoldieAV16's avatar

Central CA, 10 miles from coast: sunny and warm. Bikini weather.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Denver area: Sunny this morning, 30’s to 60’s, snow melting.. Should be this way until next week.

Leanne1986's avatar

Mostly wet, I live close the flood hit areas in England. Today we have had snow that turned into rain this morning but no rain this afternoon just overcast with occasional glimpses of sunshine.

hearkat's avatar

All morning it’s been fluctuating back-and-forth between blowing snow and sleet. It’s going to be a heavy, icy mess. I’m glad I don’t have to be anywhere until Monday.

pleiades's avatar

@livelaughlove21 That ice storm has paralyzed a fashion plant in which I ordered shoes for my wife two days ago. It will not be getting here Valentines day :( I’m so mad too because I can’t even cancel the order online with their “telephone customer service” you know what they can do though? They could take my damn order!!

Btw to answer your op, it’s cool around 65 degrees and blue. It’s always warm and blue in San Diego

stanleybmanly's avatar

Foggy, but that doesn’t really tell you much. There could be brilliant sunshine within a mile of here.

tinyfaery's avatar

Up to 80 today. I miss the rainy season. We haven’t had one a few years.

ibstubro's avatar

Hour + north of St. Louis it is predicted to be above 40° F for the first time in weeks. Seems like months. We’ve had unnatural cold, double digit below zero temperatures. I hate it. On top of that we’ve had ice with over a foot of snow on top. It’s just been terrible and dangerous. + 40° today, maybe snow tonight. Enough already!

livelaughlove21's avatar

@pleiades So jealous. I love San Diego.

dougiedawg's avatar

We got about 14 inches of fresh snow last night. The secondary roads are not cleared so most people are staying home today.
Just as well because the snow is starting to drift now with the wind picking up. Power is on which makes it all copacetic;)

ucme's avatar

Seasonally average.

amujinx's avatar

In Buffalo,after a few days in the teens, single digits and even in the negatives (all Fahrenheit of course), we are back in the 20’s. That’s a little colder than normal for us, as we tend not to dip into the teens very often and the single digits and negatives are usually much rarer. No snow here, but I think we have gotten our fair share this year (94.7 inches officially). The 10 day forecast is saying we could be hitting the 40’s in a week, and I can’t wait.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@amujinx Hey neighbor! What kind of snow blower do you have? Do you like the heated grips as much as I do?

stanleybmanly's avatar

Now the sun is out and not a cloud to be seen. Things have changed just that quickly. This is one part of the world where “local” weather literally means “neighborhood” It’s so hilly that you have to either perch on a hilltop or leave the city to obtain an overall view of the damned town. The weather confuses the hell out of the tourists who make the mistake of leaving their hotels in shorts and t shirts.

boffin's avatar

@zenvelo RE:…where are you?
About 100 miles north of your friend in Ukiah. Fort Dick, just south of the Oregon border.
The weather guessers have just updated the forecast. Saturday now has a wind alert with gusts to 50 mph and closer to 3 inches. Of course this can all change.

ibstubro's avatar

We’ve had sheer force winds here the past 2 years, and you’re right to be worried. It tore out huge sections of mature growth forest. @boffin.

JLeslie's avatar

It’s evening Thursday night and it’s about 50 degrees I think. I’m in Clearwater, FL. Last night it rained like crazy and a few thunderstorms. Today it was quite breezy all day and partly cloudy.

I talked to my mom earlier today who lives just outside of DC. She said they got about a foot of snow and there were still very light flurries. The weather was calling for the snow to pick up this evening, but she had decided the weather people were wrong and it wasn’t going to snow a lot more. My dad got annoyed with her saying she was being ridiculous. I wonder if they did get a lot more snow or not?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You dirtbags with the warm temps better hope I can’t find you when I get dug out. I think about 5 inches today and they’re figuring 6 tonight. That’s on top of the feet that were out there.

JLeslie's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe If it makes you feel better I was in NYC last week and was walking though inches of snow ice and dirty slush. Thank goodness I decided to wear boots at the last minute, the icy water/slush really was unbelievable. It was very cold one day in particular, I think it was Saturday. And, you know in NYC we walk and wait for public transportation. One saving grace is the heat inside is great! Had to crack the windows open more than once.

Brian1946's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe

You dirtbags with the warm temps better hope I can’t find you when I get dug out.

We’re having one of our worst droughts ever, so if you find me, you best be bringing a major amount of moisture, or else we’ll both die of dehydration or by wild fire before either of us can do any damage to the other!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Brian1946 I’ll say a prayer to the precip gods for you guys. But damn, why do we get it all?

Brian1946's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe

Let’s pray together and ask them to send half of yours to CA.

ibstubro's avatar

Yes, @JLeslie we feel so much better that you had to brave the deprivations of NYC before you returned to the breezy, rainy, 50° Florida weather! :)

We nearly had a hoe down here because it got to the balmy 40° for the first time in weeks. Spent a couple of hours shoveling water slush off the driveway and chipping ice. Imagine if I’d not paid to have it plowed. Salt only works to + 5°, so it’s been too cold for thaw, even.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Brian1946 Sent your way. Hope it helps.

JLeslie's avatar

@ibstubro I think you should take a vacation to the tropics if you are able. In fact, I think everyone should take a week break some time in Jan or Feb every year if they live in a cold climate and get a drink of the vitamin D. By March I was always feeling tortured u north if I had not taken some sort of vacation to the sun.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m in Central PA and we got almost a foot of snow so far at my house. It’s still snowing and more expected to come overnight. I love it!

Coloma's avatar

7:30 something now and I was just sitting out on my back porch in my pjs and tee shirt. It was 70 today and I was dying in a restaurant at lunch time, it was so freaking HOT in there! lol
More rain and snow this weekend for the Sahara Sierras, supposedly. Yay!

cutiepi92's avatar

I’m in GA. I have been stuck in my house since Tuesday. School finally opens back up tomorrow, the ice is melting. Wednesday was pretty terrible though, it was consistently snowing and while we don’t get feet up snow like northerners, this stuff here STICKS. The main problem for us is ice. They did a good job preventing a repeat of what happened a couple weeks ago though. I was blessed enough to get home in time, but I knew a lot of people that were stuck in their cars for over 24 hours.

jca's avatar

It was snowing as of last night, midnight. I just woke up and checked the local radio website and all the schools in the area are closed. I am very curious what kind of accumulation we got overnight. This is day 2 of no school/no work. I am going to try to get to work later so I get some credit for the day.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Yesterday it got up to 40 degrees, so all of the ice and snow on the roads melted. I guess they expected refereeing overnight, so my office isn’t opening until 11. All the schools are closed for the third day in a row. Grand total of hours I’ll be short on my next paycheck: 17.5 hours. Ugh! My boss texted all of the legal assistance with, “once again, your safety is most important so just let me know if you don’t feel comfortable traveling on the roads.” I’ll be there for sure!

My husband went to work this morning at 6 and said the roads weren’t bad. Now he has to work Saturday and Sunday to make up his hours since I can’t make mine up and he doesn’t want to waste vacation days.

I. Hate. Winter.

And get this, temperatures next week are expected to get above 70. Stupid South Carolina weather.

gailcalled's avatar

Like Punxsutawney Phil, I’m going back to bed for the next six weeks. NY.

JLeslie's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Your answer ties into the other Q about going to work even when roads are bad and even if employers are understanding. Your employer isn’t requiring you to, but even if the roads were bad you would try to make it in at this point for financial reasons. Here is the Q if you or anyone else is interested. The answers kind of wound around to going to work vs. risking ones life in dangerous weather.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Fuck, I waded through snow up to my thighs today. I didn’t try to shovel, it was a waste of time. I’ll get the shovel out later. The drive in was lots of fun too, like driving on marbles.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@JLeslie Yeah, I’ve been involved in that thread.

JLeslie's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I had forgotten you were on it. Will your employer pay you extra if you wind up working long days to make up the work?

ibstubro's avatar

Would that I could, @JLeslie. TODAY would be a good day to start my vacation.

We finally got the ice off the end of the driveway yesterday. Today the Weather Channel reports that we’ve received 1.2 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. In fact, there is at least 6 inches of undrifted snow in the driveway, and near white-out conditions. One of those laugh/cry situations.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@JLeslie No. We can only make up hours within the same week, so they’d let me stay late today, but an hour or two won’t make a huge difference. The only reason I could come in tomorrow and get paid double time is if my attorney needed me to come in. Her kids’ schools are closed, so I doubt she’ll even be in the office today, let alone tomorrow.

If only my probationary period was over, I could use two of those days. But alas…

Paradox25's avatar

This winter has been harder than normal where I live too. I think we already have over 60 inches of snow this year, even though the average is around 50 inches for the entire year for us. It has rarely reached even 20 degrees F for a high temperature too, so the snow and ice isn’t really melting, but just keeps on piling up. Freak, it’s snowing right now (02/15/14). I had just shoveled out from a foot of snow just two days ago and we already have a few more inches on the ground.

The rest of February after the brief cold streak following the week of the date I had posted above is supposed to end, and the temperatures are supposed to go up into the 50’s and 60’s for highs. I’m worried about flooding, though I live on a hill.

gailcalled's avatar

I just ventured out for the first time in three days. Yay. It’s snowing again. Parts of my long, hilly and curved driveway have a narrow chute for navigating surrounded by high walls of snow thrown up by the plow, again and again and again.

It’s similar to navigating the luge run…blind faith and knwing something about the laws of motion. A body in motion remains in motion until it slides off into the woods, not to be discovered until spring (since there are no cell towers and no signals on cell phones).

I can watch reruns of the 5 million-meter speed skating at the Olympics, I guess. Love those Dutch.

Coloma's avatar

Cool and cloudy, being teased with the threat of rain but not holding my breath. Damn drought.

janbb's avatar

Instead of the Keystone Pipeline, we need a water pipeline from East to West.

livelaughlove21's avatar

It’s as if the ice storm never even happened at this point. 55 degrees and sunny. We did have an earthquake yesterday though. In Columbia, SC…weird shit going on.

hearkat's avatar

@janbb: Did you see the video I posted the other day? – we could just load those containers on trains and send it out there.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Rain/snow/wind again here today. Just look at the weather and it’s supposed to get up to 55 on Wednesday. I eagerly await not having to feel every muscle in my body tense up as soon as I walk outside.

janbb's avatar

@hearkat Now I did! Good idea.

Yup – Rain that is now turned to snow here. Really, really tired of it.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@janbb For real. This really feels like one of the worst winters in a long time. I mean in my area we’ve definitely gotten a lot more snow than this in shorter periods of time but this whole storm every 4–6 days thing is getting old fast. I’d rather see 5 feet of snow in a day than have it linger on and on like this.

Coloma's avatar

@janbb @uberbatman Yes, I imagine you are sick of it, but remember, one mans snow hell is another mans snow heaven. I wish my mountains were getting another 5 feet of snow right now. Shovel some up and ship it out to me. haha
We had about 5 inches in Dec. pathetic.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Coloma another factor is that your region is prepared to deal with such weather, mine is not.

hearkat's avatar

I am in the same state as @janbb and @uberbatman and I enjoy the snow. The only thing I dislike is that the government is ill-prepared to handle it, and most people seem to have forgotten that we live in the Northeast. We have historically had winters like these and therefore should always be prepared for winter to be at least this bad – they are only ill-prepared by their own complacency.

janbb's avatar

I enjoy a good snowfall or two but not this lingering miasma.

ibstubro's avatar

Woo hoo. May get in the 30’s tomorrow.

I passed up a chance to go to New Orleans with friends this week. I talked to them mid-vacation, and it was 40° and raining. Drove home in the big Friday snow storm.

Bleh, spit.
Pardon my language,
But I’m sick of this shit.

My ode to this winter. :)

Adagio's avatar

Perfect, absolutely perfect. Cloudless blue sky and sunny fit to bust.

Paradox25's avatar

They are calling for another three to six inches tomorrow night for my area, the 17th. I think we’ll be close to seventy inches of snow for the year with this next storm.

Brian1946's avatar

@Adagio

Isn’t it summer there?

ucme's avatar

I can’t tell, it’s dark out.

Coloma's avatar

Bright and sunny with a high of about 62 today. Nippy for the temp though.
A pretty good little rain last night but a sunny sunrise.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Coloma Up your ass bitch.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ LOL Lovely sunset coming, think I’ll go sit on the porch.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I just took the garbage down to the curb. Wading through snow up to my ass. I went down twice. And not the good going down.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Where do I begin?

The weather here is just crazy. The winter is extremely cold and dry, while the summer is extremely hot and rainy. There is a period between spring and summer when it turns from warm to extremely cold, then extremely hot. Very often the weather changes suddenly. Coping with the weather is a problem.

Oh, and not to mention storms too. Yeah, lots of them.

JLeslie's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe You have entertained me the last couple of days.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Well that’s pretty sexy for me.

Brian1946's avatar

@Mimishu1995

Is it cold and dry there now? Do you remember what the high and low temperatures have been?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 Yes, though we are entering summer. There’s a fairy tale explaining this phenomenon too.

I don’t keep track on the temperatures, but as far as I know many people here don’t like the kind of “extremely cold” and “extremely hot”.

Adagio's avatar

@Brian1946 I hate to say it but I think summer may be starting to draw to a close, I don’t think we are in for an Indian Summer this year but the weather is changeable so it’s anybody’s guess.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Adagio What the fuck is that? It’s fifteen degrees outside,

JLeslie's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I think @Adagio is in the southern hemisphere. You’re losing it dude. LOL. There are parts of the world in summer right now. I know it is difficult to imagine it knee deep in snow.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I lost it a long time ago.

Adagio's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe oh yes, @JLeslie is right, I am a southern hemisphere gal.

gailcalled's avatar

My 6 feet icicles are also growing horizontally, and becoming ice curtains. Very beautiful, but enough, already! Today you’d need huskies and a sled to get up my driveway.

My sister said that when she waded out to her compost piles, the snow was thigh-high. She is feeding the rabbit that lives under her house scraps from her compost…old lettuce leaves and potato peeling.

Temperature headed down to 1 degree F.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

The almost full moon is shining in a clear, bright sky. The snow has almost all melted, and the temperature reached about 70° F today.

ibstubro's avatar

We hit the Big Thaw today. After weeks of (but for one day) below freezing temps, it was well over 50° here today and there were puddles literally knee deep. I put on my gum boots and enjoyed playing in the water in the sun a couple of times. I chickened out when the water came within 2” of the top of my boots. :)

Coloma's avatar

@gailcalled Poor bunny, he needs some alfalfa. Protein up that bunny. haha

Cloudy earlier but no rain, dry, low 60’s and my allergies are so bad I wish my head would just fall off and be gone.

ibstubro's avatar

It’s like water-world here, @Coloma. Knee deep puddles and rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow. No doubt the Mississippi will soon be topping it’s banks while yall shrivel and die. We need a canal.

boffin's avatar

Well that bit of wet is behind us. 13.75 inches of rain in the last 13 days. For the next seven days the weather guessers say dry and cool…

janbb's avatar

It does seem like there should be a way to transport snow and use it for water.

Iwas reading an article about the Israelis and how they have used technology to develop low-use irrigation systems and desalinization plants and have no water shortages. If only America would invest in getting smarter sooner – but we are like ostriches!

Paradox25's avatar

That storm fizzled out, and we ended up getting virtually nothing. This after canceling my plans for that day.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Bright and sunny in Denver. High today hit upper 70’s, maybe 80, just before a t-storm complete with lightning, funnels and 1-inch hail. The storm lasted about an hour, and now it’s sunny again; time to go out and survey the damage.

Coloma's avatar

Overcast and cool here in the Sierra Nevada foothills, maybe a T-storm, but pretty quiet out there. I was hoping it would rain some so I didn’t have to water tomorrow on one or our two designated watering days with this damn drought situation.

dxs's avatar

60s in New England. Tomorrow same thing.

Adagio's avatar

Rainy kind of day here in Auckland.

Coloma's avatar

Yay…thunderstorms and lightening now at 10:35 pm. Woo Hoo!

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@Coloma So what’s happening outside?

JLeslie's avatar

It is gorgeous outside. Sunny and 77 degrees. I just glanced at the weather app on my phone, which I don’t do often, and it looks like this whole week will be fantastic.

ibstubro's avatar

Rainy day, and well timed here in the Midwest. The corn is in and up…a nice rainfall should get the plants nearly to the “Oh, let’s go watch the corn grow for a while,” stage in my Mississippi River valley.

We’ve been ranging from 40’s at night to near 90 during the day the past two weeks. The climate has changed and our ole reliable Jet Stream has abandoned the area.

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