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Meatpie
21-03-09, 01:41 PM
March 21, First day of Spring!

Heavy snowfall here with strong northerly wind.

My feet are cold.

Friend1969
21-03-09, 05:31 PM
Cloudy and 47 degrees

BlackWorld
21-03-09, 05:38 PM
Awesomely hot down here!!!

I'm typing this in my room wearing nothing but my short curled all the way up...

Entilzha
21-03-09, 05:54 PM
The entire day: 13 degrees centigrade, clear blue sunny sky.

Now the sun is setting, but still clear and about 10 degress

LTmyselfni
21-03-09, 07:09 PM
Sunshine and clear. Headed for 78 pleasant degrees! Beautiful day on the lake!

LTmyselfni
25-03-09, 10:06 PM
Ok...Now raining, severe thunder storms with hail and cooler....70 degrees!:sm (27):

Meatpie
10-04-09, 04:48 PM
Warm but overcast, around 17'C

Opasan82
10-04-09, 07:02 PM
In Ljubljana we have today 24 C

Meatpie
10-04-09, 07:08 PM
And what did you do today?

Chat up serb guys on the internet all day?

Do you ever go out of your dingy apartment?

Meatpie
05-06-09, 04:17 PM
Sunny and warm today but we expect heat from the sahara desert tomorrow.

Meatpie
21-06-09, 05:57 PM
Hail and thunderstorms here, for two days now.

Entilzha
21-06-09, 07:55 PM
Today was a partly cloudy day with sun.

Tomorrow will be a bit warmer, still cloudy and sunny.

The rest of the week promises more sun and warmer weather

Fideliodemo
22-06-09, 06:34 AM
At 11:30 PM - a balmy 90 degrees. Time for a night swim. It was a cool and comfortable 100 degrees today. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, around 104. We really can't complain. It is supposed to hit 110+ later this week with a possible monsoon on Friday and/or Saturday.

Meatpie
22-06-09, 12:08 PM
Where in the US are you? 110 degrees??? Thats more than 40'C right?

We continue with more thunderstorms today, it was pouring with rain in the morning and I couldn't sleep from all the lighning that was going on.

Fideliodemo
22-06-09, 06:13 PM
Where in the US are you? 110 degrees??? Thats more than 40'C right?

We continue with more thunderstorms today, it was pouring with rain in the morning and I couldn't sleep from all the lighning that was going on.

The desert Southwest - Arizona. Also known as Hell on Earth. 110'F is approximately 43'C. Everyone flocks here in the Summer because of the weather and the Winter because it is mild and no snow, at least in the southern part of the state. They qualify it by saying it is a dry heat. To me, anything over 100 is just plain old HOT. And yes, you can fry a egg on the sidewalk or the hood of your car. They do it on the TV news every summer just to prove it can be done. One station fried bacon on the hood of a car just to prove how hot it was. This is mild. In late July and August, it will be 112 - 115 daily and cool down to the mid to upper 90s at night. I love thunderstorms. I miss weather. Varying degrees of hot just do not cut it. Give me rain, hail. thunder, snow, ice, wind, the works.

Meatpie
22-06-09, 06:48 PM
When someone says Arizona I imagine this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Meteor.jpg/800px-Meteor.jpg

Have you been there?

Really arid.

So whats the rainest month in arizona?

Fideliodemo
23-06-09, 02:42 AM
Yes I have. It is out in the middle of nowhere. It is up North, east of Flagstaff. It is on the Interstate freeway heading towards New Mexico. After the crater, heading East, you come across the Petrified Forest National Park, where very, very, very old trees have turned to rock. There is a road that travels through the park that you drive along and you look at scenes like the picture below.

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/0018a/0018a04e.jpg

It is the same sort of idea as the drive-through wild anilmal safari park establishments. Here in the states we liked our drives - i.e. the 17 Mile Drive in California that goes from Monterey to Carmel along the coast and includes the Pebble Beach Golf course.

http://www.oldmailroad.com/17mile.jpg

One of the big draws are the Cypress trees, standing alone on the rocks.

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4256358-The_Lone_Cypress_on_17_Mile_Drive-Monterey.jpg

Back to Arizona weather - March, on average is the wettest month with July and August following close behind due to the monsoons. Ah, monsoon season, when Arizona gets to enforce its' "Stupid Motorist" law. Yes it is real.

Every year, during Arizona’s summer monsoon thunderstorms, dozens of drivers attempt to cross flooded washes and roads. They become stranded in the rushing waters and need to be rescued by emergency personnel at great cost to local governments. This annual occurrence prompted the creation of Arizona traffic code Title 28-910, commonly referred to as the “Stupid Motorist Law.” Enacted in 1995, the Arizona Stupid Motorist Law allows local governments to prosecute people who knowingly enter a public street or highway or a wash that is temporarily covered by water and/or is barricaded due to flooding. Motorists can be held liable for the costs of any emergency response such as rescuing the driver and/or any passengers or removing the inoperable vehicle from a flooded public street or highway or a wash. Violation of the Stupid Motorist Law can result in a bill of $2,000 maximum for each violation.

Since monsoon season started officially June 15, we have been bombarded with commercials about the "Stupid Motorist Law" and all of the local channels on TV have aired monsson readiness programs several times. it would be fine if they said something new. But it is the same stuff each year.

For a real treat - hopefully you are not afraid of heights - try the Grand Canyon Skywalk. All there is between you and nothing is inches of plexiglass.

http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com

See the pictures below.

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~nwright/downloads/aztrip/05_grand_canyon_skywalk.jpg

http://blog.busbank.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/capt_5cb2fbef71a74d218972da4dff26f086_grand_canyon _skywalk_azphp101.jpg

http://www.thegreenhead.com/imgs/grand_canyon_skywalk-9.jpg

You are out over 4000 ft of nothing. The world's tallest buildings like Taipei 101 and the Petronas Towers can easily fit under it with plenty of room to spare. I know they say things pass and exceed structural requirements, but I still am not convinced. For now, I will stay with my feet firmly planted on terra firma.

Meatpie
23-06-09, 02:10 PM
You live in an interesting state, I would love to visit. What month do you recommend?

I am not used to extreme heat, can pass out if it goes above 40'C in the shade.

Those tree - they look huge!!!

North America is a big insane and very old continent.

I will definately go to Arizona in my visit to the US.

Meatpie
24-06-09, 09:52 AM
Its noon here, pouring with rain, severe thunderstorms day and night.

http://www.freewebs.com/supercell1/hail%20storm%2020-2-05%20003.jpg

Fideliodemo
26-06-09, 02:49 AM
You live in an interesting state, I would love to visit. What month do you recommend?

I am not used to extreme heat, can pass out if it goes above 40'C in the shade.

Those tree - they look huge!!!

North America is a big insane and very old continent.

I will definately go to Arizona in my visit to the US.

I would say sometime February through April. It can reach 100' in May. During that time frame it is still comfortable in the deserts and cooler in the mountains/hills. You can go for hikes, visit the Red Rock country around Sedona, partake of winter activities - skiing, etc. in what is called the "Snowbowl" up north, and explore the lakes and rivers to the north. If you wish, you can make a trip to Puerto Penasco, Mexico and explore the Gulf of California area down there. There are US travel advisories against going, but it is up to the individual. Plus, Las Vegas is only 5-6 hours away by car and Southern California - San Diego and the Los Angeles metroplex, are only 8-10 hours away. There is much to do and see around. Just stay away from May to October - 100'+/40'+ is the norm, not the exception.

Fideliodemo
26-06-09, 03:12 AM
They are saying we are supposed to get our first monsoon between now and the weekend. Hopefully, there will not be a haboob first. See picture below. They occur in only two places on Earth. The Sahara desert and Arizona.

http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/resources/environment-book/Images/phoenix-dust-storm.jpgA haboob (dust storm) rolls in from the Gila River Indian reservation northward towards the south side of South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.

http://z.about.com/d/phoenix/1/0/o/u/duststorm13.jpg

They turn day into night. They winds force sand and dust through cracks around windows and doors and through your car's ventilation system. Traffic comes to a stand still on the roads because visibility is reduced to zero. And the debris they carry play hell with auto windscreens/windshields, paint jobs, pools and more. First everything is covered by dust, then it rains, forms mud where mud should not be, and then just for fun, we get the flash flooding and standing water in the streets. Just some the fun quirks of living in the desert.

http://z.about.com/d/phoenix/1/0/_/y/1/DustStorm0807_02.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/phoenix/1/0/Z/y/1/DustStorm0807_01.jpg

killme
26-06-09, 12:27 PM
wow,haboob.Good.

Only little flooding here.But i am Ok,thanks for asking,i am living on 7th floor. lol
This time,the flood was very quick and unsuspected. At least 11 deaths in few ours. I am going out to search for cute drowned guys :sm (42)::sm (32):

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Meatpie
26-06-09, 12:30 PM
I thought dust storms in the US are a thing of the past.

killme, I heard about the flooding in the czech republic, thunderstorms and rain here too.

I got caught up in a storm today and was drenched.

Thanks for the pics guys!!!

dogfood
27-06-09, 01:43 AM
It's hot as boiling period blood here.

verlup1
27-06-09, 03:24 AM
Arizona looks really interesting. I've never been away from the east coast, believe it or not! I have family that's moved out to Arizona and found the dry heat intolerable. I still want to check it out now that I've learned more about it from here.

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 01:44 PM
I thought dust storms in the US are a thing of the past.

killme, I heard about the flooding in the czech republic, thunderstorms and rain here too.

I got caught up in a storm today and was drenched.

Thanks for the pics guys!!!

The "Dust Bowl" of the early 1900's is long gone. It was immortalized in novels such as The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. The reason we get them is based on location and weather patterns - valleys and mountains combined with sudden wind shifts and downdrafts resulting from storm fronts moving in and over the area. I had no idea we had haboobs until I got caught in one on the freeway during evening rush hour. People already drive like they do not have a clue and now they were weaving in and out of parked traffic, driving down shoulders and I wondered why - until I looked in my rear view mirror and saw what at first I thought was a tornado. People just stopped in the middle of the freeway and I was caught in the middle of them so I had no choice but to stop and ride out the storm parked on the freeway. If we are lucky, we get the heavy downpours after the dust storm and it cleans things up for a little while. An hour or two after a decent rain, except for a very random puddle, you cannot tell that rain fell as it looks as parched after the rain as it did before.

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 01:46 PM
It's hot as boiling period blood here.

Where is here? And from your description, it does not sound all too pleasant either. :sm (30):

Meatpie
27-06-09, 02:03 PM
Have you noticed the effect of global warming in Arizona?

In Bulgaria, 2007 and 2008 were the hottest on record since measurements began 100 years ago.

I wrote an article on wikipedia about it, it was unlike I've never seen before.

Dust and heat directly from the Sahara desert:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bulgarian_heat_wave
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bulgarian_heat_wave)
Today is more of the same: thunderstorms and rain.

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 02:11 PM
Arizona looks really interesting. I've never been away from the east coast, believe it or not! I have family that's moved out to Arizona and found the dry heat intolerable. I still want to check it out now that I've learned more about it from here.

You have to be a lover of the sun to want to move out here. I am here due to a family request. I was the only member of the remaining extended family that did not live in Arizona and I finally gave in to family peer pressure and reluctantly came out. I cannot stand it here. I will take 40' below zero with daily blizzards before I will ever enjoy the heat. They try to qualify it by saying it is a "dry heat". True, we have less humidity than the East Coast and such and 100'F with 3% humidity here is possibly slightly more tolerable than 100'F with 80% or more. I hate that feeling when just after you walk out of the house on your way to the car you feel like you need to go take another shower or at least get a towel and dry off. The thing people forget is that when it is 100'+ outside, it is 140'+ in your closed up car. So when you get in, your fingers leave permanent imprints and indentions on the steering wheel, if you are wearing shorts and have any kind of non-fabric material on your seats, expect a burn in places you do not want one, and any metal of any sort is a 2nd degree burn just waiting to happen - i.e. ignition. Seat-belt buckles are much too hot to touch and the outside door handle will burn the fingerprints right off of your fingers. This is if you have one of those "sunscreens" that go inside the windshield. Just imagine if you did not. And forget the A/C. By the time it cools down enough to make a difference, you are already at your destination or so close that the damage has alrady been done. My feelings on the subject is that you can dress for the cold - you can add layers and modify your coat, hat, scarf, boots, and gloves accordingly. On the other hand, at least in the prudish USA, there is only so much you can take off legally to attempt to get comfortable in extreme heat. To each their own, I guess. :sm (21):

Meatpie
27-06-09, 02:30 PM
As the sun ages, it will get brighter and hotter. Eventually it will become so hot on earth rock will melt.

Earth definately dies in fire, if they are still humans living on it, they will be all toast.

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 02:39 PM
Have you noticed the effect of global warming in Arizona?

In Bulgaria, 2007 and 2008 were the hottest on record since measurements began 100 years ago.

I wrote an article on wikipedia about it, it was unlike I've never seen before.

Dust and heat directly from the Sahara desert:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bulgarian_heat_wave
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Bulgarian_heat_wave)
Today is more of the same: thunderstorms and rain.

We are supposed to be in the mid to upper 90's by 9AM and a high of at least 107'F today. Our predicted monsoon for the other day was not too be. Now we are on the lookout for one later in the week. They play it up like it is going to be the end of the world - run to the store and hoard supplies as the world as it is known will exist no longer. Come on people - it is some rain with some wind and for kicks - a lot of dust. This June actually was cooler than last year. The indicator they use to gauge how the summer will be is if it hits 100'F in May, then the summer is going to be extremely hot. Last year, June was sweltering with over half the month 100'F or hotter. This year, June was the opposite. Most of the month was less than 100'F when in both years, we hit 100'F+ in May. We are extremely dry and fire season is going to be bad this year if this keeps up. It rained in May, which is unusual and June has turned out to be dry, even though it is now officially monsoon season. Our weather is greatly effected by what happens in the southern Pacific near Mexico and what moves up over the Baja and Gulf of California. The monsoons seem to be coming later and later, which is an effect of global warming. We depend upon those rains to fill the lakes and such that supply water to the state. If it keeps going like it has over the past few summers, the lakes will reach critical levels, they will start talking possible water rationing and restrictions. The lake start looking like the current pictures of the Aral Sea and how the water levels have dropped so drastically. You go out to them and you can see the markers where the water should be and then you see where the water is and it is not a pretty sight. All of this leads me to believe that man was not intended to inhabit the desert. It seems we are doing more damage to the environment by trying to make uninhabitable areas inhabitable then if we just lived where there was less physical impact on the environment in the short-term and the long-term. :sm (20): :sm (41):

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 02:42 PM
As the sun ages, it will get brighter and hotter. Eventually it will become so hot on earth rock will melt.

Earth definately dies in fire, if they are still humans living on it, they will be all toast.

If I remember from my CCD classes from my youth, the world is supposed to end in fire this time and all upon it will be destroyed. Phase two of the 40 days/40 nights program. :( :sm (19):

Meatpie
27-06-09, 03:01 PM
the lakes will reach critical levels, they will start talking possible water rationing and restrictions. The lake start looking like the current pictures of the Aral Sea

Oh wow, that would be hard on the population, esp families with babies, or people who need to wash more often...

Hope you don't come to this anytime soon.

We have friends from Bulgaria who moved to Charlotte.

They said the climate is very warm and can grow tomatoes until December.

Is this true?

Fideliodemo
27-06-09, 03:13 PM
Oh wow, that would be hard on the population, esp families with babies, or people who need to wash more often...

Hope you don't come to this anytime soon.

We have friends from Bulgaria who moved to Charlotte.

They said the climate is very warm and can grow tomatoes until December.

Is this true?

Charlotte has a mild climate. It has warm to hot summers and mild winters with little to no snow. Depending upon how the "Indian Summer" plays out. I lived near Charlotte several years ago and it could be quite possible if there aren't any snow or ice stroms to have a growing season last to late fall/early winter. As far as our water concerns, we need to see what the monsoons bring. If they do not arrive soon, we may be in for shortages here and there.

Meatpie
27-06-09, 03:22 PM
Indian Summer? What do you mean?

Amazing you lived near Charlotte!

I may visit them there next year and if you want we can meet up, I would love to visit Arizona and esp that crater.

Hope your monsoon arrives soon so that you can get a break from the heat.

How far inland do those storms reach?

Fideliodemo
30-06-09, 12:24 AM
Indian Summer? What do you mean?

Amazing you lived near Charlotte!

I may visit them there next year and if you want we can meet up, I would love to visit Arizona and esp that crater.

Hope your monsoon arrives soon so that you can get a break from the heat.

How far inland do those storms reach?

Indian summer is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. Usually occurring after the first frost, Indian summer can be in September, October, or November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April, or early May in the Southern hemisphere. It can persist for a few days or extend to a week or more. The dates between which Indian summer can be said to occur are necessarily inexact because of variations in climatic patterns throughout each hemisphere. Modern ideas on what an Indian summer constitutes vary, but the most widely accepted value for determining whether an Indian summer is occurring is that the weather must be above 21°C (70°F) for seven days after the autumnal equinox. In some regions of the southeastern United States, Indian summer is colloquially used to describe the hottest times of the year, typically in late July or August. But in the South as elsewhere, this period is more commonly known as the dog days, in reference to the appearance of Sirius – the "Dog Star" – to the Ancient Greeks. Because Native Americans were often seen by European settlers as deceitful and treacherous, the phrase Indian summer may simply have been a way of saying "false summer." This is how the term Indian giver was coined for people who take back presents they have bestowed.

The storms usually break-up over the Phoenix Valley as they approach the mountains that surround it. Some may make it up north towards Flagstaff, but most form around the Tucson metro area to the south and work north, losing strength as they move over the Bradshaw and New River Mountains up near Prescott and farther north near Sedona. By then, they have mostly fizzled out as they have moved over the forests and mountains. Most of the time, storms, not monsoons, will hit the areas to the north of the Prescott line as weather systems from the south keep the rain to the North. There are two things that Arizona counts on to maintain status quo - snowpack up North that melts and feeds the rivers and lakes; and the monsoons that bring much needed moisture to the area. If one or both are less than expected, the state is in a world of hurt. Alas, global warming has had no effect on us here. If you believe that, I have a nice bridge to sell you, slightly used, and its imported. (The London Bridge - Lake Havasu. See photos below.)

http://members.cox.net/jwalradt/images/havasu_londonbridge.jpg

http://www.kenrockwell.com/200210/images/2021LB.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/London-Bridge-March-1971.jpg

The London Bridge, currently located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, was originally constructed in London, in 1831. The bridge was the last project of engineer John Rennie and completed by his son, also named John Rennie. By 1962, the bridge was not structurally sound enough to support the increased load created by the level of modern traffic crossing it, and it was sold by the City of London.

The purchaser, Robert McCulloch, was the founder of Lake Havasu and the chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation. McCulloch was purported to have purchased the bridge to serve as a tourist attraction to his retirement real estate development at Lake Havasu City, which at that time was far off the usual tourist track. The idea was successful, bringing interested tourists and retirement home buyers to the area.

The bridge facing stones were carefully disassembled and each piece was numbered. After the bridge was dismantled it was transported to Merrivale Quarry where 150mm to 200mm was sliced off many of the original stones. These were shipped to the bridge's present location and re-assembly began in 1968. The original stone was used to clad a concrete structure, so that the bridge is no longer the original it is modeled after.[2] The reconstruction took slightly over three years and was completed in late 1971. Today, it serves as a popular tourist attraction for the city.

dogfood
30-06-09, 01:32 PM
Where is here? And from your description, it does not sound all too pleasant either. :sm (30):

USA on the cute NE coast. :)

Meatpie
30-06-09, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the great great Fideliodemo (http://cutedeadguys.net/member.php?u=47)!

Very informative.

Why are most people in the US concentrated either on the East or on the West coast?

Is it because of the weather or there is something else?

To tell you the truth, those bush fires in California every year don't sound like the best area in the US to me?

Fideliodemo
01-07-09, 06:48 AM
Thanks for the great great Fideliodemo (http://cutedeadguys.net/member.php?u=47)!

Very informative.

Why are most people in the US concentrated either on the East or on the West coast?

Is it because of the weather or there is something else?

To tell you the truth, those bush fires in California every year don't sound like the best area in the US to me?

The major metropolitan centers are located on/near the coasts - New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimnore, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle. There are a few biggies in the midwest and south - Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, etc. The midwest is considered farm country. There is not a lot happening there. Even television schedules are altered for the Central time zone in the US to have shows come on one hour earlier because they supposedly go to bed earlier than the rest of the country and get up earlier to work the farms. The center of the US is a whole lot of wide open space. It consists of farm country and not much else. To drive across the state of Texas, for example, travelling from El Paso to Orange - west to east, takes 13 hours at 70 MPH - and there is not a whole lot out there amongst the tumbleweeds and sagebrush. I know, I have driven it several times. It is the same crossing other states in the center of the country - it is either farms or the terrain does not foster human habitation - i.e. the Rockies. The remoteness and lack of population/civilization keeps most people heading to one coast or the other. As far as wildfires, during the height of summer some place in the country is on fire and is burning out of control. It is a result of our own practices and a direct result, I believe, of global warming. From our humble beginnings as a nation, we first inhabited the coastal areas of the east, then spread westward as those interested in the "wild west", owning land and having more space settled into the central areas of the country. Finally, the West coast was developed as a result of the gold rush, further exploration westward and the necessity to have a means (ports) to conduct trade with the East (China/Asia). The weather in the central part of the country is considered brutal to those on the coasts, with long, cold winters and hot, dry summers. It is great for plants, not for people. People seem to feel that all of the culture is on the East coast, the West coast is reserved for the rich and famous and those that have not realized the 60's are over, and the midwest is considered "backwards" or uncool. I have lived all over the US. From Alaska to New York. I have been in all but three of the states - Idaho, Maine, and Hawaii and I can honestly say that there is something unique and original about each one of them. In addition, as far as draws and touist attractions, the coasts have the coasts first of all, then there is the theater in NYC, the movie biz in LA, South Beach in Miami, the Loop, Sears Tower, and the lake in Chicago but in the heart of the central US, you have the world's largest ball of string, the building built completely out of salt bricks that you can go up to and lick; so out in the wide open spaces of the central US, it is said to lack culture and a draw for people to want to live there. Home is not where you live, but what you make of it. There are thousands of people very content to live in the middle of the US farm belt; others have to be in the midst of a big city or what have you. :)

Meatpie
01-07-09, 10:54 AM
Thank you for your interesting post. Great read. :)

How come you have lived in all states bar Idaho...? and why not Idaho, in movies they present it as very backward, "deep province" as we call it in europe but I am sure there are interesting things to see there too.

Americans move a lot, and to huge distances. For me, travelling 100 km to visit granny seems a lot and far, but compared with the US, this must sound to you like a joke.

Both the east and the west coast of the US are vulnarable to disaster.

The west coast - earthquakes in California, and also further North along the cascadia subduction zone.

The East coast not so much earthquake but an impact event in the Atlantic definately will wash some coastal towns and cities.

Also landslides, undersea earthquakes...there is evidence of large tsunamis in the atlantic.

You live in the US, tell me which is the worst natural disaster imaginable that can happen in your country?

Earthquake in LA or tsunami in NYC?

The inner parts of the continent are much safer from my perspective.

This may not sound serious to you but I plan to leave Bulgaria because this area is geologically doomed.

Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey are gonna be mangled by plate tectonics.

I remember the large earthquake in Turkey in 1999, I was on the black sea coast and I nearly shit my pants.

I was a teen and it was my first earthquake - really strong and long.

Last year there was an earthquake in Sofia, moderate but it rattled my PC quite a bit, I live in a huge apartment block and it vibrated like a toy.

Last month I was at home in bed and we felt the earthquake in Madedonia, hundreds of kilomtres away.

A relative on mine was in Abruzzo when the earthquake struck there, she had a lucky escape but lives in a tent, they showed her on tv here.

Sofia has been razed to the ground several times by strong earthquakes in its history, up to magnitude 8 on the Richter.

I definately have to move, I think there is a high risk of a strong earthquake here as the big one is long overdue.

Where you live now, what is the biggest threat to life, worst natural disaster in your area?

Meatpie
01-07-09, 02:17 PM
There was a serious flooding in Sofia today, traffic was paralyzed, up to a metre of water flooded major boulevards.

Cars, trams and buses were stuck in up to a metre of water.

Public transport collapsed and mobile phones switched off because of lightning damage.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a5e.jpg

July 1, 2009 - Sofia Bulgaria (More like India after flashfloods hit Europe)

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a5f.jpg

A trolleybus stuck in river on a boulevard in the Bulgarian capital.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a60.jpg

The downdraft from the storm was so strong, visibility was reduced to less than 50 metres.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a58.jpg

Most citiziens had a cold shower today - umbrellas didn't help much.

Meatpie
01-07-09, 04:58 PM
Four people, including a child have been struck by lightning a few minutes ago in Bulgaria, where bad thunderstorms lash the country day and night.

http://focus-news.net/Images/Photoes/9911f3d62ea75f56d11ee762d99d6cd3.jpg

Entilzha
01-07-09, 05:40 PM
Today was a very warm day, temperatures high in the 20's, reaching the low 30's at some towns.

A bit of wind, low humidity and a clear sky makes for a perfect summers day...

Meatpie
02-07-09, 06:59 PM
And whats the temperature of the North Sea at the seaside?

Fideliodemo
04-07-09, 11:15 AM
There was a serious flooding in Sofia today, traffic was paralyzed, up to a metre of water flooded major boulevards.

Cars, trams and buses were stuck in up to a metre of water.

Public transport collapsed and mobile phones switched off because of lightning damage.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a5e.jpg

July 1, 2009 - Sofia Bulgaria (More like India after flashfloods hit Europe)

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a5f.jpg

A trolleybus stuck in river on a boulevard in the Bulgarian capital.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a60.jpg

The downdraft from the storm was so strong, visibility was reduced to less than 50 metres.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2009/07/01/a_119a58.jpg

Most citiziens had a cold shower today - umbrellas didn't help much.



Looks very familiar. We have the same conditions - flooding and low visibility druring the monsoons and more flooding after the rains stop. Alas, our monsoons have yet to fully materialize. We had a great lightning show this evening and the wind picked up but only a few lonely raindrops bravely made their way to the ground. There have been storms in the outlying areas but the major metropolitan areas are still parched and waiting. When it is 100'F+ at 10/11PM the best thing to do is go for a night swim. It is a break from the heat. If you spend too much time outside in the direct sun, one tends to end up resembling the color of the backfrop to this forum. :sm (41): :)

Fideliodemo
04-07-09, 01:39 PM
Thank you for your interesting post. Great read. :)

How come you have lived in all states bar Idaho...? and why not Idaho, in movies they present it as very backward, "deep province" as we call it in europe but I am sure there are interesting things to see there too.

Americans move a lot, and to huge distances. For me, travelling 100 km to visit granny seems a lot and far, but compared with the US, this must sound to you like a joke.

Both the east and the west coast of the US are vulnarable to disaster.

The west coast - earthquakes in California, and also further North along the cascadia subduction zone.

The East coast not so much earthquake but an impact event in the Atlantic definately will wash some coastal towns and cities.

Also landslides, undersea earthquakes...there is evidence of large tsunamis in the atlantic.

You live in the US, tell me which is the worst natural disaster imaginable that can happen in your country?

Earthquake in LA or tsunami in NYC?

The inner parts of the continent are much safer from my perspective.

This may not sound serious to you but I plan to leave Bulgaria because this area is geologically doomed.

Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey are gonna be mangled by plate tectonics.

I remember the large earthquake in Turkey in 1999, I was on the black sea coast and I nearly shit my pants.

I was a teen and it was my first earthquake - really strong and long.

Last year there was an earthquake in Sofia, moderate but it rattled my PC quite a bit, I live in a huge apartment block and it vibrated like a toy.

Last month I was at home in bed and we felt the earthquake in Madedonia, hundreds of kilomtres away.

A relative on mine was in Abruzzo when the earthquake struck there, she had a lucky escape but lives in a tent, they showed her on tv here.

Sofia has been razed to the ground several times by strong earthquakes in its history, up to magnitude 8 on the Richter.

I definately have to move, I think there is a high risk of a strong earthquake here as the big one is long overdue.

Where you live now, what is the biggest threat to life, worst natural disaster in your area?

As a kid, we moved a great deal due to my dad's employment. He did consulting work for retail corporations, so we would move where the assignment took him. Several times we were in a location for only a short period, once as little as two weeks and another time we watched the moving van drive away with the furniture on its way to our new assignment when my dad's boss drove up and told us we were not leaving. The house was already sold, so we bought another in the same neighborhood and called back the movers and stayed for a while. We have driven across the US countless times. I can almost picture every mile of Interstate in my head. Our "crowning" achievement was when we were relocated to Anchorage, Alaska. It was December. My parents waited until the school terms we were in were completed to pull us out and take us to our new homes. We loaded the family; me and my three siblings plus my parents, into the family station wagon and we drove from Nebraska to Anchorage. It took 9 days. The Al-Can Highway or Alaska Highway was a hoot.

In 1980 most of it was not paved. It was frozen gravel on permafrost.

http://www.setbc.org/news/images/go_north.jpg

http://www.rockymtnmag.com/Alcan/eastykroadcond.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/AlaskaHWY.JPG

From Edmonton through Fort Nelson, Whitehorse, and stopping in Tok, AK; nothing but snow, ice and logging trucks. Services were few and far between so we could only travel between 300-400 miles a day. We had to stop in major "towns", if you will, to find hotels, restaurants and gas stations open during the winter. When we pulled into Tok, AK, the actual air temperature was 75'F below zero. With the wind chill, it got down to 125'F below zero. The car was frozen solid. Antifreeze does freeze at extreme temperatures and the block heater we were told to install to keep this kind of thing from happening did not help, even though we plugged the car in and the block heater ran all night. We had to have the car towed to the truck stop in town where they put it in a bay with the large gas heaters that resemble jet engines and slowly thaw out the car. They also had to do the same to the school bus every morning during the winter and any other visitor’s cars as well. We also learned, by glaring example that gasoline will not burst into flame at such cold temperatures. The cold lowers the flashpoint. We pulled into a service station and were immediately told by the attendant not to turn the car off as it would freeze up as soon as the engine was turned off. He then proceeded to pump the fuel with the engine running and while lighting and smoking a cigarette right next to the gas tank and hose. Needless to say, my mother had us kids hundreds of yards away so as not to be hurt when the car exploded. It never happened. In those temperatures, everything freezes. The items we had stored in the luggage carrier attached to the roof of the car had to stay until we could get to a warmer climate because the ropes/knots froze. From Tok, we then made it to Anchorage and took possession of our house on Christmas Eve, 1980. You learn to appreciate permafrost in Alaska. Without it, you have nothing but inescapable mud and muck. Spring is not called Spring - it is called "Break-up" as that is literally what the ground does. It cracks into pieces that resemble the cracks in a dried mud bed in the desert, but along with the chunks of ground, you have a soggy, mushy mess of mud. Anchorage does not get the true 24 hours of dark but it come very close to the 24 hours of light during the Summer. In Winter, it will get to 20'F below and stay for weeks. It really does not snow as much as you would expect as its latitude is similar to that of Oslo, Helsinki and Reykjavík. The sun will rise at approx. 10Am and will be set and dark by approx. 2PM. In the Summer, it gets to dusk about 4-5 in the AM and then it is light again.
As far as the states I have not visited, I have yet to get there, that is all. I did extensive traveling for work before I gave up the rat race to go back to school 2 years ago. I was all over the US and Canada and yes, there are times that traveling just 1 mile seems too much to me as well. I gave up flying for work after 9/11 - too much BS just to get on a plane by the time you check-in 2+ hours early and go through the strip and body cavity searches. I drew the line when I was asked at LaGuardia Airport in NYC by someone who was not a native citizen of the US but was working for the TSA to remove my shirt and t-shirt because they were setting off the detectors. I refused and got the most complete and thorough pat down and groping I had ever experienced. I hope it was good for them because it was not for me. Anyway, when I restricted myself to driving, my company kept me within a day's drive of my home base. So I missed out on the Hawaii installations and getting a chance to see all 50 states and Puerto Rico. No, I have not been there yet either. I like your description of Idaho as a "deep province". Anyplace that is not on the go 24/7, 365 days a year is considered backwards in the US. Idaho is famous for its potatoes and the outdoor activities it supports. You do not hear people say that they want to go and visit Idaho. Most actually would try to avoid it at all costs.
With regard to natural disasters, I think it is going to be the long-term effects of our careless ways and the results of global warming that does us in. While everyone is still hyped up about the "big one" doomsday earthquake that is supposed to make Arizona oceanfront property and create an island out of the land mass that holds San Francisco and the LA megalopolis, I feel that it is going to be the changes in climate and the cascading effects of those changes that is a worst disaster than an earthquake could ever be. It is going to become too hot and dry to raise crops and grow food. Water levels are going to rise as the polar ice melts. We are going to lose what little protection we have from the sun's damaging rays when the ozone layer breaks up. The earth is going to end up like Mars, except for instead of being cold and covered in ice, it is going to be dry, dusty, barren, and void of any semblance of life. If either of these happens - earthquake in LA or tsunami in NYC, it would be the beginning of the end. My feeling is that these will happen as a direct result of the changes in the weather patterns on the planet. I do not feel that man should inflict himself or herself upon the world and inhabit places that truly are not inhabitable i.e. the deserts. We are spending way too much in money, resources and time to try to make a dry desolate area a lush oasis in which people will want to live. Water, while a natural, renewable resource, is not magically going to just spontaneously create itself when it gets to the point that it so dry in this area that the current supply cannot keep up with the demand. The amount of power used to make the interior climates of people's homes, offices, and stores comfortable and cool is outrageous. They already have had to divert water at the dam to raise the river levels so as to maintain the ecosystems that exist because the water levels are dropping and remaining low. I think we are going to destroy our environment then all hell is going to break loose with the earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and flooding. No place is immune from the effects; coastal areas or the interior of the country. That is how I see the natural disaster scenario playing itself out. :sm (20): :sm (19):

Meatpie
04-07-09, 07:54 PM
I am sorry about your experience at the airport...I've never travelled by plane.

Its amazing that you have travelled so much. Thanks for the pics, I know understand why they mocked Sarah Palin during the election campaign - Alaska is beautiful but really a harsh place to live.

The US consumes a lot of energy yes, I heard than on Times Square, famous for its bright advertisements, the lights are going off because they consume a lot of electicity and with the Global Economic now in full swing, the city authorities have decided to reduce the number of ads.

LoL

Interesting thoughts on natural disasters. The effects of the global warming are already felt around the world, I agree but it will take something very catastrophic to turn the earth arid in our lifetime.

In the long run, earth will be toeast yes because its fate is tight to that of the Sun.

Meatpie
07-07-09, 07:32 PM
I took some pics tonight.

:sm (9):

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/4145/da2c9b41441304.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/da2c9b41441304) http://thumbnails15.imagebam.com/4145/ed17e941441306.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ed17e941441306) http://thumbnails18.imagebam.com/4145/8572f641441307.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8572f641441307) http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/4145/80388c41441310.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/80388c41441310) http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/4145/dbe4cb41441312.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/dbe4cb41441312)

Its thunderstorms here day and night for a third week now.

Watch my video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4phw4_x5hE

Meatpie
25-07-09, 06:37 AM
Extreme 44'C heat here today.

Entilzha
25-07-09, 08:32 AM
Rain and winds, loads of rain and high winds...

20 degrees centigrade in temperature...

Meatpie
25-07-09, 08:43 AM
Ohhh, how I wish we could have some rain here too.

Summer in the Netherlands and Great Britain sucks though.

Cold water in the seas, 20'C - SUCKS!!! Rain, wind like fucking autumn.

Summers in Southern Europe are sunny and hot, now its baking hot yes but we will be down to 35'C soon.

Little.Boy.Rot
25-07-09, 04:39 PM
It was mildy thundery and windy and rainy!!!
That is =D

Meatpie
03-08-09, 07:52 PM
Sweltering hot today, 38'C

Darkside
03-08-09, 09:18 PM
Too hot today 27c ( that's hot for here) if I hadn't been stuck at work all day I would have been out swimming in the local river with some of my mates.

Meatpie
03-08-09, 09:20 PM
do you get to see their cocks

Meatpie
03-08-09, 09:40 PM
BTW It started raining!

Darkside
03-08-09, 10:27 PM
Yep sometimes , but the water here is so cold most have shrunk and tried to hide up thier own asses for some warmth. lol.

Meatpie
04-08-09, 09:18 AM
Cold? Even in summer? Damn, how many degrees celsius?

The black sea gets up to 27'C every summer, you can stay in the sea for hours, its like a pool of warm pee.

Darkside
04-08-09, 11:35 AM
On a realy hot day the water might get up to 15c , all of the rivers and lochs around here are very deep so the water never gets a chance to warm up.

Meatpie
04-08-09, 11:55 AM
Damn, thats stiffening cold.

Meatpie
04-08-09, 07:47 PM
After days of unberable heat storms finally arrive from the Alps.

There were close lightning stikes, I managed to catch one.

Here is a vid I took a few hours ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDwTl2RyXlU

And some pics

http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/4ffad744255382.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4ffad744255382/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/78680a44255384.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/78680a44255384/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/6071fa44255387.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/6071fa44255387/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/0b205244255388.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0b205244255388/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/0f19d144255390.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0f19d144255390/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/4426/88b78b44255392.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/88b78b44255392/)

Entilzha
04-08-09, 07:51 PM
Good photography. Why not become a storm chaser? Could make you nice money as well get you some credit!!

Meatpie
04-08-09, 07:53 PM
How can you make money from storm chasing?

And in the US you can chase storms on a whole continent, while just a few miles away I am surrounded with borders - Greece, Macedonia, Serbia...Black Sea.

Watch the vid!

Little.Boy.Rot
05-08-09, 06:30 PM
Eh....I think so meaty
btw I think I'm getting into lighting..
I wonder how it would feel....

Meatpie
05-08-09, 06:36 PM
I don't think you will have time to feel anything.

Its been raining here for 24 hours now, lightning storms day and night.

Little.Boy.Rot
08-08-09, 03:27 AM
Rainy....!
=C

roadkill
08-08-09, 03:47 AM
Eh....I think so meaty
btw I think I'm getting into lighting..
I wonder how it would feel....

HURTS LIKE HELL.

Little.Boy.Rot
08-08-09, 04:45 PM
XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
I suppose it would for a second then feel like beautiful engery sparking and exploding all things in your body.

Meatpie
08-08-09, 05:59 PM
I hope lightning hits you and you croak.

roadkill
08-08-09, 06:03 PM
XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
I suppose it would for a second then feel like beautiful engery sparking and exploding all things in your body.


Actually, YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOO WRONG!!!

It hurts like hell. and the you feel a terrible burning sensation for days. Your body feels numb and you have no control over any of your body parts. The most dangereous thing behing getting hit with lighting is it most commonly stops your heart. That's if your lucky and die.

Meatpie
09-08-09, 08:36 PM
It just started raining here...again. No thunder, just calm rain.

robogore
09-09-09, 06:56 PM
it was lovely today in the North West of England ...chilly to begin with but got quite warm in the afternoon .....pity i was at work........not seen much of a summer over here in the UK.............then again i think we had a week or 2 in June ....but again i worked through it all.........bahhhhhhhhh .....never mind soon be Christmas :lol:

robogore
09-09-09, 06:58 PM
oops i did the lol wrong...............i am a noob ^^^^^

~Absynthe~
09-09-09, 08:26 PM
it is in the 70's todayand partly cloudy.other than that it is nice out side.

rickyd26
10-09-09, 01:34 AM
East Coast USA: Rain

Meatpie
10-09-09, 09:12 AM
Autumn is all but upon us ricky.

Meatpie
23-09-09, 09:38 PM
The weather has changed drastically last couple of weeks.

From the 40 degree heat in August, now it drops to 5'C at night. Mornings are chilly and gets dark at seven.

Must be even worse further north.

roadkill
23-09-09, 09:44 PM
The weather has changed drastically last couple of weeks.

From the 40 degree heat in August, now it drops to 5'C at night. Mornings are chilly and gets dark at seven.

Must be even worse further north.

No. It's very nice here in Paris, France. (56c)

Meatpie
23-09-09, 09:49 PM
56c?

What is this?

Entilzha
24-09-09, 06:18 PM
I doubt it will be 56 degrees centigrade in France...

roadkill
25-09-09, 01:11 AM
fine 56F then.

crackhousepitbull
30-09-09, 06:26 AM
raining and cold *woot!*

Entilzha
30-09-09, 10:29 AM
Grey sky and chilly winds...

About 15 c here...

nothing much, pretty boring weather

verlup1
01-10-09, 05:16 AM
It's too cold here!

Meatpie
01-10-09, 07:46 AM
Its 25'C during the day here, warm and sunny.

Mornings are chilly though and gets dark early.

I took this pic today, October 1. Some treens are starting to turn.

It would be awesome if you guys could add some pictures too.

:)

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/5070/a5aad350693603.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a5aad350693603)

A Pinch Better
04-10-09, 05:08 PM
cold windy and rain, I will upload a photo on a better(sunny) day.

dannielle327
07-10-09, 08:59 PM
58and mostly cloudy.

Meatpie
13-10-09, 07:30 AM
First snow has arrived in the Balkans. Temperatures plummeted from 30'C to -5'C.

Strong, gale-forece winds and torrential rain in low-lying areas.

In Sarajevo people woke up to 20 cm of snow. Here are some pics from this morning, black and white from a webcam.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1340/zlat.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4295/kop.jpg

deaddirty
13-10-09, 07:31 PM
that's early isn't it?

Meatpie
13-10-09, 09:34 PM
Unusual but not unheard of.

verlup1
14-10-09, 02:44 AM
It's too cold still. I'm going up to the country this weekend where it was in the twenties. I hope it doesn't snow. So depressing!

Meatpie
14-10-09, 06:56 AM
Stay safe, how would you travel? Car? Train?

verlup1
15-10-09, 02:45 AM
Thank you, I will. I go there by bus. It takes 2 hours.

Meatpie
18-10-09, 07:08 PM
It has been raining here for three days now, non-stop.

Everythng is drenched.

Tomorrow we expect more rain and same for Tuesday.

http://www.inberkeley.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/rain460.jpg

:sm (41):

Darkside
18-10-09, 07:20 PM
Bloody freezing , had to scrape ice of car windows befor going to work, little sunshine for three hours in the morning, then the usual rain for the afternoon and evening.

Meatpie
18-10-09, 07:35 PM
Winter seems to be early this year don't you think?

We got freezing temperatures here too.

No more mountain bike :(

Entilzha
18-10-09, 07:59 PM
It is cold and windy here

We are getting some more storms, but for the first days it is going to be nice....

The calm before the storm

Meatpie
18-10-09, 08:09 PM
What storms do you expect? Rainstorms or thunderstorms?

In winter cold air from the North Sea often reaches Bulgaria and brings rain or snow.

Entilzha
18-10-09, 08:27 PM
Rainstorms and very windy...

Force 9 to 10!

Meatpie
03-11-09, 01:02 PM
Heavy snow covered much of my country today, forecasters predicted rain or a wintry mix but it started snowing heavily since early morning and this is the result by 5 pm.

Notice how some trees are still green, winter came early this year in Bulgaria.

http://thumbnails19.imagebam.com/5463/4eb70e54625167.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4eb70e54625167)

Darkside
06-11-09, 05:01 PM
No snow here yet, but bloody freezing, rains all day and ice and slippy roads in the morning.

Meatpie
06-11-09, 05:14 PM
Nasty conditions be careful.

Darkside
06-11-09, 05:22 PM
At least there might be some good car crashes, so must keep an eye open for that golden opertunity

Meatpie
13-11-09, 07:09 PM
Sunny weather again but chilly in the mornings.

I went outside today in a tshirt pants and flip-flops - it is that warm during the day.

But at night temperatures drop below zero.

http://blog.choku-geri.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/02_frost_pict8269-400x266.jpg

higladius
14-11-09, 02:31 AM
sunny here in FL.
some fresh weather, not cold..in fact very pleasant. Days too short though.

this is a pic form the front of my house taken today.

http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/5597/ecd3d255961380.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ecd3d255961380)


Higladius.

Meatpie
14-11-09, 03:13 PM
Thanks for posting, beautiful pic. Everything is green....in Europe most trees have already shed their leaves.

Entilzha
22-11-09, 09:41 PM
Tonight we are having a western storm with gale force winds!!

Meatpie
22-11-09, 09:51 PM
Is it the one that flooded the UK? Sunny and warm here.

Entilzha
23-11-09, 04:25 PM
Yes, most of that rain has now made it's way to here and we are getting bombed by loads of rain and winds...

Meatpie
23-11-09, 05:14 PM
Winter is approaching in Western Europe.

In the ghetto, it is sunny and so warm people wear t-shirts and I went to the hill today, thinking about you.

Entilzha
23-11-09, 05:29 PM
aaawww...that is sweet of you :D

Well, better stay there, because the weather here is horrible!!

Meatpie
23-11-09, 05:56 PM
Staying in this shithole is killing me. I wanna be with you.

Entilzha
23-11-09, 06:06 PM
even with gale force winds and rain comming down like cats and dogs?

Well, you are welcome here

Meatpie
25-11-09, 02:35 PM
Maybe if will be best if I delay my visit until you get better.

Entilzha
25-11-09, 07:37 PM
I am sick yes, bt not disabled, bedridden or something else...

I am not an invalid...

Meatpie
25-11-09, 07:52 PM
I am sorry, I meant no offence.

Entilzha
25-11-09, 07:55 PM
None taken, but eventually I grow tired of all the I know well menat things, but they do tend to get on your nerves!! And make you generally irritant!!

Meatpie
25-11-09, 08:13 PM
You are irritable because of your condition and I understand that. Hope you have a good night's sleep and wake up feeling like new. :)

higladius
06-12-09, 03:02 AM
we have had great weather in Florida. some rain this wekeend but last week was great.
I went to Orlando for Thanksgiving the weather was perfect.
I made this video.


http://www.vimeo.com/8006230

Meatpie
06-12-09, 01:05 PM
Amazing video, thanks for posting. Some of the dancers were hotties. And the weather looks indeed perfect. :sm (9):

Meatpie
16-12-09, 10:51 AM
Rainy and cold here, we expect a snowstorm over the weekend.

Temperatures in Moscow have plummeted to -30'C.

They say its -60'C in Canada, anyone from there?

Entilzha
17-12-09, 09:39 AM
today it's snow, snow and more snow with below 0 temperaures.

We had a record of 672 kilomters of traffic jams today this morning.

kitanaprincess
17-12-09, 03:21 PM
fucking sunny with a temepture of 35ºC grrrr.... hahaha

Meatpie
17-12-09, 04:07 PM
672 kilomters of traffic jams today this morning.

Thats the entire distance of Bulgaria - Western border of Serbia all the way to the Black sea?

Are you sure?

Any pics, links sources?

What caused this traffic jam?

You said snow is unusual in the Netherlands?

What about airports, are they affected?

Entilzha
17-12-09, 04:54 PM
Yes I am sure, it was all on the news.

Heavy snowfall, in conjunction with freezing temperatures caused many trucks to slide off the road or jacknife on the roads.
The snow was predicted, but we still had many traffic jams.

i had to work today, and my maximum speed I could drive today was 40 KPH.

Many flights were delyaed or cancelled.

Meatpie
17-12-09, 05:02 PM
Any pics would be great.

We expect a snow storm too in the next 24 hours.

Is snow unusual in the Netherlands? How many centimetres?

Entilzha
17-12-09, 05:16 PM
Yes, it is very unusual.

Here in my hometown, about 5 centimters fell.

In the north, there were reports of snowdunes on the freeway up to a meter high!!

In Brussels there was a snowfall of 20 centimeters...

Meatpie
17-12-09, 05:22 PM
5 cm is nothing.

Snow up to 70 cm is common in Bulgaria.

I will take pics tomorrow and show you. :)

Entilzha
17-12-09, 06:03 PM
ok, i am intrigued

Meatpie
18-12-09, 12:39 PM
Snow has caused travel misery for millions of Brits, here are some pics from today:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/18/article-1236859-07A4FC17000005DC-437_634x392.jpg

The M2 motorway

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/18/article-1236859-07A52CC9000005DC-509_634x359.jpg

A London bus slid on the ice roads.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/18/article-1236859-07A54D86000005DC-804_634x351.jpg

Men push a car to the side of the road in Haywards Heath, East Sussex

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/18/article-1236859-07A4EF5E000005DC-345_306x423.jpg

Passangers were stranded on railway stations, some trains were suspended.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/18/article-1236859-07A4A161000005DC-399_634x364.jpg

A street scene in East London

iamme2uk
18-12-09, 08:35 PM
i bit of snow and the uk grinds to a halt again pffffffff,

kitanaprincess would happliy swap the weather :)

verlup1
20-12-09, 02:59 AM
It's all snowy and blizzardy but not super cold until the wind blows so hard it's like below zero. I'll take a pic tomorrow when I have to go to work. I'd rather stay home and watch the snow from my cozy living room while enjoying my fake fireplace.:(

Meatpie
20-12-09, 09:32 AM
Yes, I heard on the news that blizzards have hit the East Coast...if you can post a pic it would be awesome verlup.

Be careful tomorrow if its slippery, more than 100 people broke their legs in less than 12 hours here! Hospitals were overwhelmed.

Anomalocaris
20-12-09, 04:30 PM
I am in Berlin, and its cold, I will be in Prague over New Year, hopefully it will not be too bad

Meatpie
21-12-09, 06:17 PM
Blizzards continued today in the UK, snow covers the whole of Europe.

In some places in Germany it is -30'C or even colder esp in the mountains.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/26/Cars_buried_by_snow_in_Silver_Spring%2C_Maryland%2 C_blizzard_of_2009.jpg/800px-Cars_buried_by_snow_in_Silver_Spring%2C_Maryland%2 C_blizzard_of_2009.jpg


In Moscow it is -25'C during the day.

Pic from today:

http://photos.streamphoto.ru/9/4/d/e0dc0011e94300cb2befc8375ce00d49.jpg

Meatpie
25-12-09, 07:51 PM
After brutal blizzards and cold (as low as -20'C) today was an amazing 25'C in Bulgaria, setting an all time record for warmest day in December.

In Italy people went to the beach on Christmas day, people wear t-shirts here.

Windows open like it is mid-summer.

The change in temeprature came with gale-force winds tearing off roofings and snapping trees.

The warm air is blowing into Europe from Africa, while further north an arctic air masse pushes south.

This makes the weather over Europe unsettled, bringing snow, strong wind, rain further south and thundestorms in Northern Africa were substantial flooding has been reported.

Meatpie
22-01-10, 04:24 PM
Cold air from the arctitc is blasting from the north today, bringing snow and ice, temperatures during the night plummet to -30'C.

jayde
27-01-10, 11:08 PM
I very much enjoyed reading this tread, and seeing the beautiful pics.

Meatpie, you are so lucky to live where you do. I don't know anything about Bulgaria, but have an idea where its at now. My sons old girlfriend went to Greece a few years ago and loved it there.

Thunder, and lightning is my favorite. We never get that kind of whether here.

Right now the temperature is 49 f here, cloudy skies, very boring.

Meatpie
28-01-10, 01:53 PM
Meatpie, you are so lucky to live where you do.

I don't think so. Nature is beautiful but we have a lot of problems here like unemployment and crime. BTW it finally snowed here overnight, first time in months I've seen snow.

jayde
28-01-10, 10:02 PM
So do we. I dont like living where I do either.

You have snow? Lucky guy, have you gone out and played in it yet? If we get snow this year Im going to make a gore snowman, with red food coloring. LOL I so hope we get some this year.

Meatpie
28-01-10, 10:40 PM
It's just a few inches, we expect more in the coming days though.

verlup1
11-02-10, 04:07 AM
I'm sorry to hear how hard it's been for your friends here in the US Meatpie.
Today we had the snowstorm everyone's been preparing for. I walked a lot because I was enjoying the snow since it wasn't too cold.
The first three pics are from my morning commute and the last ones are my walk home. There's a very nice park next door to my house that I enjoy strolling through.

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/6761/04224a67604010.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/04224a67604010) http://thumbnails28.imagebam.com/6761/39b97f67604011.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/39b97f67604011) http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/6761/7883ad67604012.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/7883ad67604012) http://thumbnails20.imagebam.com/6761/c8f87b67604015.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c8f87b67604015) http://thumbnails19.imagebam.com/6761/ba251467604016.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ba251467604016) http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/6761/afa4bc67604018.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/afa4bc67604018) http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/6761/03aaa667604020.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/03aaa667604020)

Meatpie
11-02-10, 01:42 PM
Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures verlup, NYC is beautiful.

Talldutch
11-02-10, 08:41 PM
Although every one says it is a real cold winter, I think its normal with high-pressure above Norway and low-pressure on the Atlantic: a cold, East-Northeast blow with snow.

Temperatures are since Xmass below 0 Celsius here and finally (for the first time in 25 years we had over 30 days covered in snow...

Average temperature is circa 5 degrees Celsius below 'normal' for this time of year...
Last year the snowdrops where done flowering, now they hardly pop out of the cold soil...

Funny to see that they are shipping truckloads of snow to the Olympic Wintergames!

verlup1
14-02-10, 01:57 AM
Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures verlup, NYC is beautiful.
Thanks Meatpie. I meant to post this in the "Where Arrow and Verlup live" thread.
Oops!:sm (41):
At least it fits in the thread.

ColdJoe
14-02-10, 03:14 AM
what an interesting looking area Verlup....

Meatpie
20-02-10, 01:37 PM
After half a metre of snow last week, now it is 25'C and people started wearing t-shirts.

The weather here changes very quickly, winds are very strong.

It is like that every February.

turbo
20-02-10, 03:26 PM
Current conditions (as of 8:43 AM) Today's forecast °F | °C
Snow -8°C
Feels like: -12°C

Barometer: NA
Dewpoint: -10°
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 4 km
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 8 km/h NW
Sunrise: 7:32 AM
Sunset: 5:58 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

verlup1
21-02-10, 01:48 AM
I don't understand temperature in celsius only fahrenheit. Here was pretty nice, it felt like it was in the mid 40s and very sunny. It's supposed to snow Monday though.

willoughby
21-02-10, 05:31 AM
I live between Washington, DC and Baltimore (USA). We have had the snowiest winter on record. We've had three all-out blizzards (19" 33" 20"). This time last week we had over four feet of snow on the ground--with drifts up to ten feet. It has been a little warmer lately, so there has been some melting. Expecting rain on Monday and more snow on Thursday with temperatures around the freezing mark. Hope everyone is having a good winter...wherever you are.

Meatpie
28-02-10, 04:26 PM
VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1HppoH3Jc

Entilzha
28-02-10, 08:36 PM
We are having heavy rains and hard winds.

The national weather service (KNMI) declared Emergency Weather in parts of Limburg and Noord-Brabant, but it was revoked 1,5 hours ago.

Meatpie
28-02-10, 09:36 PM
The storm has weakened I think they won't be any major damage in the Netherlands.....I hope not!

Entilzha
28-02-10, 09:42 PM
mostly branches that have been ripped of trees and some fallen trees

verlup1
01-03-10, 12:26 AM
We had blizzard weather here in NY especially further north. I went up to the Catskill mountains this weekend and the snow was literally about 5 feet high. The only way to reach the house was to climb onto the snow and I fell right through, only my head was left sticking out. I panicked for a moment thinking I could suffocate but just had to end up sort of pushing my way through it creating a trench path. It was exhausting! I have pics that I'll post soon. At least it wasn't all that cold, maybe about 35 degrees.

Meatpie
01-03-10, 12:07 PM
I fell right through, only my head was left sticking out.


Cute & exciting. I've never been in snow that deep! Pics will be awesome, please post!

Glad you are safe.

You wouldn't suffocate, not that easy. Even avalanche victims can survive for some time under deep snow because their is still air trapped inside.

Amazing, weather in America is more brutal that what we have here in Europe.

LTmyselfni
01-03-10, 01:56 PM
Rain, 43 degrees . Last week we had 8 inches of snow and I am in Texas, USA! I made a snow man with big ass tree branch for a dick. :sm (31):

Meatpie
01-03-10, 02:07 PM
any pics?

LTmyselfni
01-03-10, 02:16 PM
No sorry...land lady wiped him out and threatened to evict me. I have always lived on my own land so she is my first land lady. Shit, she probably was jealous cos the branch was bigger than her fat ass ugly husbands dick. Maybe she kept it and is fucking herself with it, the BITCH!!!! :sm (20): She sexually assulted my snow man the royal CUNT!!!

Meatpie
01-03-10, 02:33 PM
Next time take a video and put it on youtube, if I was you I would teach the old bag a lesson.

LTmyselfni
01-03-10, 02:49 PM
I have several ideas but I am biding my time till I get a little stronger and she forgets all about it...then I shall exact my revenge and she will not suspect me. Fucking cunt! I already told her she should branch out with her business and she just stared at me blankly. She is a STUPID bitch too!

Meatpie
08-03-10, 04:30 PM
Today we had yellow snow - that is snow mixed with fine dust paricles from the Sahara Desert! It is common esp in March.

Here is a pic:

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/7116/6e9db271157015.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/6e9db271157015)

Meatpie
26-03-10, 11:30 AM
It's is 26'C during the day here, sunny no wind, perfect jacking and fucking in a wooded area.

:sm (13):

hellpup
26-03-10, 06:07 PM
Soo... which one of those 3 yellow-ball guys is you Meatpie? Whose the guy in the middle? :wink2::load:

Spring in the U.S. because we lost an hour of sleep so business could get an extra hour of consumer spending. Guess I need to find something else to do with that hour of sleep I lost huh:sm (1)::sm (25)::sm (28):

Warm, sunny, the days will start getting longer now, time for outdoor fun :sm (2):. By the end of August, I'll be praying for Fall and cold weather again.

capnkirk
27-03-10, 12:21 AM
it's awesome .......sun and warm. Well warm for here .
Spring is here .......

Meatpie
31-03-10, 02:37 PM
We had our first hailstorm for 2010 although it wasn't big and lasted for about five minutes.

http://blogs.roanoke.com/weatherjournal/hailstorm.jpg

By May though hailstorms will get more frequent and powerful.

funguy86
31-03-10, 09:36 PM
That looks like a nice park. Is that what it is?

Meatpie
01-04-10, 03:36 PM
No, in front of granny's house there is a wide grass area with some trees, they plan to build it up but because of the great depression all construction is halted.

Meatpie
16-04-10, 04:12 PM
Its been raining here day and night for the last four days, weather forecast is for more rain.

:(

http://withoutwords.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/rain-1.jpg

LTmyselfni
16-04-10, 05:46 PM
I would rather have the trees....That is my kind of depression! Trees are great to lean against when drunk and take a nice long piss! 4 days of rain? Damn! It is 73 degress c here, sunny, light breeze. Very nice here in Texas USA.

Meatpie
15-05-10, 07:56 AM
We are gale-force winds and hailstorm warning today but the weather is calm and warm. Maybe laterz?

:sm (20):

http://www.surfersvillage.com/gal/pictures/Hurricane_Isabel_Gal.jpg

funguy86
15-05-10, 02:44 PM
Beautiful spring day here, sunny, warm, and moderate wind! :) Too bad we didn't have this weather last weekend when the marines were town :(

Meatpie
16-05-10, 11:55 AM
Powerful storms hit Southern Europe yesterday. Two people were killed, thousands of homes and hotels are flooded, roads and bridges destroyed when rivers burst their banks.

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2010/05/16/a_17b5b2.jpg

BULGARIA, May 16, 2010

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2010/05/16/a_17b5b0.jpg

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2010/05/16/a_17b5b1.jpg

http://i.dir.bg/CMS/2010/05/16/a_17b5b3.jpg

kitanaprincess
19-05-10, 12:16 AM
is freaking raining and is soo freaking cold! miss the summer SO MUCH :'(

verlup1
19-05-10, 03:12 AM
It's raining and cold here too. I want summer to begin for real already.

HangTime
19-05-10, 03:28 AM
We're full into summer in Florida. Been 90 degrees or hotter for a couple weeks, humidity makes it feel upper 90's or 100. Almost no wind, and very little rain. We usually don't get this hot this long till July.

Meatpie
19-05-10, 07:54 AM
It's raining and cold here too. I want summer to begin for real already.

Same here. Today the wind is very strong blasting from the north.

Weather forecast says cold and rain for one more week.:sm (20):


We're full into summer in Florida. Been 90 degrees or hotter for a couple weeks, humidity makes it feel upper 90's or 100. Almost no wind, and very little rain. We usually don't get this hot this long till July.

Maybe you will have a very active hurricane season this year if it is so warm?

:sm (41):

Entilzha
19-05-10, 09:49 AM
Here it is now 57 degrees, some clouds but the sun is out

Meatpie
19-05-10, 05:20 PM
Watch the pool one in the related vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm2ZOl-ThOI

vihrmin
19-05-10, 06:13 PM
Love the fast food in Oklahoma City, but prefer the openness of Palm Springs where you can be as gay as you are and nobody gives a shit.. And its always sunny and palm trees are everywhere. I love it here!!!

HangTime
19-05-10, 07:47 PM
Same here. Today the wind is very strong blasting from the north.

Weather forecast says cold and rain for one more week.:sm (20):



Maybe you will have a very active hurricane season this year if it is so warm?

:sm (41):

Pie, hopefully not, but that is the prediction. Atlantic is already much warmer than usual.

Meatpie
20-05-10, 09:00 AM
I had no idea about the Atlantic, any link to source?

We are in a strong El Nino season, with the Pacific near SA a lot warmer than usual.

Scientists in Bulgaria warned the population to prepare for devastating floods in June, their forecast is based on previous years with:

- Strong El Nino
- Solar Maximum
- Negative NAO

To meterologists here this is a recipe for disaster in our region.

I guess we will live and see but already I am shocked that so many people have been killed in the US by tornadoes and violent weather and on May 16 that hail I posted about injured a dude who was out jogging, it was so big it scarred his back and face.

Snerdguy
07-06-10, 08:08 PM
We have had a lot of rain the last few days. Here are photos I took from my yard. Thought you might find them to be interesting. Keep in mind that there are no large bodies of water or large rivers where I live.

http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/8355/2fec2c83549065.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2fec2c83549065/)

HangTime
07-06-10, 08:27 PM
Actually, the local weathermen have said El Nino has ended and La Nina, which brings more storms, is now in control. That's also where I heard about the Atlantic being warmer than usual.

Meatpie
07-06-10, 08:34 PM
El Nina is expected, you are right but still hasn't started. It will take several months before El Nina conditions are met.

The hurricane season is on its way, do you know what effects El NIna has on Atlantic hurricanes?

Entilzha
07-06-10, 08:53 PM
Forecast are that 78 hurricanes make landfall, with 18 on the F5 end of the scale!!

Meatpie
08-06-10, 07:39 PM
F5 is for tornadoes :wink2:

Entilzha
08-06-10, 08:11 PM
Oh well, very windy :D

HangTime
08-06-10, 09:25 PM
Pie, La Nina makes for a more active season with more total storms as well. Some are saying this year might mirror 2005 when they ran out of names, and had to use the greek alphabet. Alpha, beta, etc. I hope they're wrong!

Meatpie
19-06-10, 02:26 PM
I am not sure what it is - El Nino or El Nina but the weather here is very bad - hail and thunderstorms that strike out of nowhere as early as sunrise.

We are approaching the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Mitko
20-06-10, 11:59 AM
It's been really hot lately, about 40C degrees. Now it's raining almost all day.

Meatpie
20-06-10, 05:19 PM
It's been raining here day and night with thunderstorms.

Last night lightning was so intense I couldn't sleep.

Meatpie
29-06-10, 01:00 PM
Buckets of water are pouring from the sky over Romania and Bulgaria, more than 20 people have been killed in Romania after severe thunderstorms flooded towns and villages.

Rivers are overflowing.

The Danube river, the longest river in Europe, is overflowing.

:sm (41):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Danube_at_belene.jpg/800px-Danube_at_belene.jpg

Here is a pic of the Danube passing through Bulgaria.

I swam in it when I was a kid with my cousin Bobby.

Bobby died last year aged 20. :( :sm (41):

When I was a kid the river seemed so big to me I thought it was a sea.

My mom said "you are not going into the river"

I said, "I want to swim"

She said, "You stay put"

"No," I said.

Then Bobby jumped, and I jumped and my mom screamed.

And I was happy and laughing and excited.

The current is very strong so we quickly got out.

:wink2:

higladius
05-07-10, 07:30 PM
http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/8732/3235df87314086.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3235df87314086)

Lunch time @ Bryan Park.

Meatpie
05-07-10, 07:37 PM
Is this from today?

The chairs are all alike, are they free or people bring them from home?

higladius
05-07-10, 07:41 PM
Is this from today?

The chairs are all alike, are they free or people bring them from home?

today is holiday (july 4th sunday).
that pic was a couple of weeks ago.

chairs are from the park they stay there for everybody to enjoy. .

higladius
05-07-10, 07:45 PM
http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/8732/77bb7687314071.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/77bb7687314071)

http://thumbnails33.imagebam.com/8732/9be88187314076.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/9be88187314076)

http://thumbnails29.imagebam.com/8732/09357087314079.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/09357087314079)

http://thumbnails33.imagebam.com/8732/f3791787314093.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f3791787314093)

Meatpie
05-07-10, 08:00 PM
Today is not the 4th of July

:sm (41):

Nice chairs, nothing like this here. If they leave them in the park they will get stolen one by one.

higladius
05-07-10, 08:14 PM
Today is not the 4th of July

:sm (41):

Nice chairs, nothing like this here. If they leave them in the park they will get stolen one by one.

I know, today is 5th, but if a holiday is on sunday (like july 4th this year) then monday is holiday. if the date is saturday then the holiday day is friday.

Yes I know about the chairs. in other places woudn´t last too long. That´s one of the things I love here.

Meatpie
05-07-10, 08:24 PM
I guess they do it so that people can travel on the 5th and be back to work on the 6th?

They do it sometimes like that here too.

Nice.

I like the chairs but it is too crowded, almost hilarious.

If I lived in NYC I wouldn't go to Byron Park.

Maybe Central - more space?

verlup1
06-07-10, 04:33 AM
You're in NYC? You should've let me know. It would be nice to meet but I'm off to South America tomorrow.

verlup1
06-07-10, 04:35 AM
What did you think of today's boiling weather Higladius?

Meatpie
06-07-10, 11:32 AM
You're in NYC? You should've let me know. It would be nice to meet but I'm off to South America tomorrow.

I wish you all the best m8 and have a safe trip. :sm (57)::sm (42):

I will miss you a bit :(

higladius
06-07-10, 05:40 PM
You're in NYC? You should've let me know. It would be nice to meet but I'm off to South America tomorrow.

I was a couple of weeks ago.

I will go again to NYC probably in october. I will let you know.

kma715
07-07-10, 01:38 AM
103....Las Vegas Nevada USA

Meatpie
11-07-10, 03:36 PM
Warm and sunny here but with some wind.

Meatpie
15-07-10, 05:58 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/15/article-0-0A739812000005DC-4_964x602.jpg

Zurich, July 14 2010

Powerful storms and heat have hit Europe, several people were killed yesterday.

kma715
16-07-10, 02:04 AM
112 f ..............44.4 c

Meatpie
16-07-10, 03:43 PM
That is very hot, how do you cope? I would probably die.

Meatpie
22-07-10, 12:18 PM
Our garden - 100% ruined.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/10/09/hail2_wideweb__470x352,0.jpg

kitanaprincess
22-07-10, 02:42 PM
it's 12º C here, so i must say COLD

Meatpie
27-07-10, 12:03 PM
It's pouring with rain here day and night, here are a few pic from yesterday.

Thousands of homes have been flooded across the country.

http://thumbnails31.imagebam.com/9037/1e29f990363685.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/1e29f990363685) http://thumbnails28.imagebam.com/9037/2c94ca90363688.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2c94ca90363688) http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/9037/3826b390363694.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3826b390363694) http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/9037/3f7fef90363699.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3f7fef90363699)

:sm (41):

2010 - very bad year weatherwise across the world

Meatpie
29-07-10, 11:02 AM
No injuries.

5646

:sm (41):

B-Squared
29-07-10, 04:35 PM
Wow Meatpie, looks like Indiana weather...we have had a great deal of rain since the snow went away back in April...Do you live by the coast, close to the beach?

Meatpie
07-08-10, 08:22 PM
Hail, the size of oranges destroyed a village in Bulgaria yesterday.

Here is a vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkqXpFbhb4Y

Entilzha
08-08-10, 06:02 PM
During my battle re/eanctment we were hit by a thunderstorm.

I never have seen 150 Yanks and 150 Confederates flee the battlefield so quickly :)

Meatpie
08-08-10, 06:59 PM
NIceee, any pics :drunk:

Entilzha
08-08-10, 07:09 PM
When I get them I will post them....

Meatpie
08-08-10, 07:28 PM
OKAY

necronexus88
09-08-10, 01:44 AM
Hot AND storming, every day =\

Meatpie
09-08-10, 09:30 AM
Yeah, hurricane season on its way..NOAA predicts at least six major hurricanes reaching the US.

Meatpie
15-08-10, 09:43 AM
http://hlcdn.datasphere.com/sites/katu.com/files/imagecache/resize_story_image/hot_sun.jpg

Today is 40'C (104 F)

:retard:

I don't feel well, I have a triple headache. We don't have air-conditioning.

xeroimage
15-08-10, 10:25 AM
During my battle re/eanctment we were hit by a thunderstorm.

I never have seen 150 Yanks and 150 Confederates flee the battlefield so quickly :)

Sounds interesting :D

Meatpie
16-08-10, 07:58 AM
The whole of Eastern Europe is under a thin veil of smoke.

Not as thick as in Moscow but still visible.

Temperatures every day reach 40'C and hospitals are overwehelmed with patients suffering froms stroke and heart failure.

Young people have died esp in the mountains in various accidents, tourists die every day in the mountains here from stroke and heart attacks.

B-Squared
16-08-10, 11:11 AM
Terrible news man, 40 is just too damn hot...whats going on over there?...changed weather pattern or just a fluke or just from all the fires?
Hope you are staying cool Meatpie, wouldn't want anything to happen to you!

Meatpie
16-08-10, 11:30 AM
Just check NASA's site. Their satellites show a global anomally in weather patterns - some regions are ten degrees hotter than average this summer, while others are colder than normal.

All continents are affected, North America also experienced a recored heatwave earlier this year.

You can find more information here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Northern_Hemisphere_summer_heat_wave

xtremesports1
04-09-10, 12:57 PM
Today is 52 degrees at 7:56 am. Nice morning to step out on the deck of our house before all the siblings are awake and up, I like the peace and quiet in the mornings.

Meatpie
04-09-10, 01:20 PM
Any pics are welcome. Here it's been pouring with rain all day.

Meatpie
28-09-10, 06:26 PM
http://goldenferi.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/autumn.jpg

Gone are the long warm summer days, the weather turned sharply - mornings are chilly, still no frost though.

I cover with two blankets to keep warm at night. I don't have a partner, my toes are cold and I am lonely and depressed.

Meatpie
03-10-10, 10:26 PM
Rain all day, and cold.

Meatpie
09-10-10, 08:40 PM
We had our first frost last night.

http://tinyfarmblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fal08_frost_on_grass.jpg

abba7ru0
10-10-10, 01:22 PM
but beatiful.

Snerdguy
11-10-10, 10:57 AM
The weather here has been considerably drier than usual. The temperature swing is desert like. It's forty degrees in the morning and up in the eighties by evening. The relative humidity is as low as twenty percent when it warms up. The dry spell has lasted a few weeks now and what showers we have had are short lived and have little effect. This has been an asset for farmers harvesting grain because the ground is as hard as concrete making fields easily accessible. No getting stuck in wet ground this year. Now, some farmers are complaining that its too dry. While dry grain is desirable for the best price per ton, there maximum profit is obtained by harvesting at the moisture level demanded by the grain buyers and no less.

Normally, the desired moisture level in corn is sixteen percent. This season, its down to as low as twelve percent. That may not seem significant to most people. But, for a farmer, it means less weight per bushel of harvested grain which means less profit per acre/hectare. It adds up when considering the thousands of bushels of corn a farmer might sell during harvest.

The dry weather has also "sparked" another problem. Carelessness by people living near farms and even by those driving past are causing field fires. The grain plants are dead and dry just before harvest which makes them somewhat flammable. During harvest the plant waste is shredded and spread about by the combine which makes it burn like shredded newspaper. Carelessness when burning trash and cooking outside have been causing a number of fires in the area. But, a carelessly discarded cigarette, a hot muffler, even sparks from a passing train can start one. Hundreds of acres of chaff can be set ablaze and the fire sometimes finds its way to homes and other buildings. Lately, the area fire departments have been running all over the place extinguishing fires. The rural fire departments have small brush fire trucks with foam pumps that can respond quickly. One firefighter can operate them.

It may rain today. But, probably not enough to make any difference.

Meatpie
11-10-10, 12:42 PM
Thank you for this interesting post Snerdy. The weather has been erratic in the US this year. Have you heard any long-term forecast for your area?

All major forecasters here say Europe is going to be hit by major winter storms with lots of snow and low temperatures based on the NAO index which this year is strongly negative (-NAO).

Snerdguy
15-11-10, 10:42 AM
Well. It happened Saturday. We have had a drought for weeks now which has left the field stubble crispy and flammability. Despite all of the warnings, someone decide to burn some leaves. Even common sense should have prevented it. A field caught fire near where I live. Worse yet, it was windy because of an incoming cold front. The fire burnt many acres which leaves to ground unprotected during the winter. There will probably be clouds of dirt blowing around until we get a good cover of snow.

A number of fire departments responded. They worked for hours to stop the burn. It was heading for the village at a surprisingly rapid rate. A local farmer finally came in with his soil conditioner and plowed a fire break which seem to help. It was fortunate they got it under control. Had it started down the railroad embankment, it could go many miles through the weeds and right into the fertilizer plant where there are lots of chemicals.

It supposed to rain Saturday evening. But, what little there was wasn't even enough to dampen the soil. It may rain tomorrow. Or not.

Meatpie
15-11-10, 01:42 PM
Has this year been drier than usual? Do you get snow in November in your area?

I've never seen a year like 2010 - we keep breaking temperature records every month.

Temperatures here are abnormally high for November - 27C (80.6 F)

I am afraid the world is getting so warm now seasons that we are used to will no longer make sense.

Snerdguy
16-11-10, 05:22 AM
We are below normal levels of precipitation for the year. But, the average is a little misleading. We had a large amount of rain early in the spring versus this much drier than normal fall. The world weather has been a little warmer the last couple of years. But, our Farmers Almanac predicts the whats to come based on weather cycles. There have been previous times when the weather was like this and previous cycles of unusually cool weather.

You are not old enough to remember previous periods of extreme temperatures. There was a time many years ago when farmers were growing citrus crops in the state of Georgia. There were also times when it snowed in June. The were global crop failures during what was referred to as the year without a Summer. That was the year of the potato famine in Ireland.

According to the Farmers Almanac, we are supposed to have a much wetter than normal December. I just hope it doesn't all come as snow. We do seem to be approaching a temperature extreme because of low sun spot activity. But, it should swing back in a few years. Who knows????? I have seen no snow yet this season, not even a flurry, which is unusual. We sometimes have snow in October.

Meatpie
16-11-10, 07:47 AM
I have read about the events you describe and I am afraid they are very different. Large volcanic eruptions can cause a global cooling but it willl pass in a few years while global warming is pushing the system into a positive feedback loop.

Snerdguy
17-11-10, 01:32 AM
Only time will tell. Of course, it will be to late.

Meatpie
22-11-10, 08:41 PM
http://www.channelsidechurch.com/images/lightning567.jpg

Lightning storms here and torrential downpour.

Temperatures are abnormally high, 20'C.

Trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming in our garden like it's spring.

:very very sad:

Meatpie
28-11-10, 06:30 PM
http://www.topnews.in/files/winds.jpg

Gale-force winds are blowing here from the Mediterranean as a deep cyclone forms over Europe.

Arctic air is moving over the UK bringing snow and temperatures as low as -17'C while in Eastern Europe warmer air from the Mediterranean is pushing north, brining thunderstorms and temperatures as high as 25'C.

Thunderstorms in November and December are a rare occurance here.

stustustugoo
28-11-10, 07:12 PM
clear, sunny and 47

metalmachine
28-11-10, 07:14 PM
Cold a lot

deaddirty
29-11-10, 07:00 PM
Cold. 25cm (10 inches) of snow. And it's only November!

Meatpie
29-11-10, 07:08 PM
Is it still snowing in the UK?

The snow situation in Great Britain has even been featured in news bulletins here, TV showed streets under a thick blanket of snow.

Would you say this is a rare event or just unusual?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11/29/article-1333781-0C48729A000005DC-360_634x358.jpg

This is in Auchterarder, Scotland today.

deaddirty
29-11-10, 08:01 PM
Very rare so early in the winter. Last winter was long and hard (erm, yes, it is the weather I'm talking about!), already this winter we've had as much snow here (though not nearly as long, yet). But many winters before last year we have not had this much snow or so long all winter - those were very mild winters, but most winters in 1990s and early 2000s were like that

Meatpie
29-11-10, 09:47 PM
Thank you for your interesting reply.

Really sorry to hear you are not enjoying the snow, we could use some here, I am tired of all the rain.

The North Atlantic Oscillation is to blame for the deep freeze in the UK.

This year it is in a strong negative phase, just like last winter meaning the jet stream is shifted south bringing storms in the Mediterrenian while allowing for arctic air masses to settle and remain over the UK.

The forecast for the UK this winter is not good - deep freeze in January and February and quite possibly into March.

On the other hand here we will have a very mild, wet winter with rain and flooding.

The North Atlantic Oscillation determiines where the jet stream is and that in turn rules the weather in Europe, esp in winter.

Meatpie
01-12-10, 11:03 PM
The UK seems by far the worst affected country, judging from this ITN report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ8P31jx4W8

brian56321
03-12-10, 12:48 AM
Tonight it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit with a winter storm warning here. That's approx. -13 degrees C.

Meatpie
04-12-10, 02:23 PM
http://dariknews.bg/uploads/photos_more/201012/path_28457.jpg

This is from Bulgaria today, entire villages are swamped after torrential rain day and night.