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Manbird

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Posted: May 23, 2021 - 4:18pm

Magnificent sunny 75˚ - In a couple weeks it'll be a miserable 105˚ 
GeneP59

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Posted: May 23, 2021 - 4:11pm

So it got to 92° today with humidity and the around 4pm a front came through Canada and dropped the temperature to 70° and no humidity.
{#Bounce} 

So I can sleep nicely tonight. Thank god I didn’t install the AC’s yesterday. To early for that. {#Lol}
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 3:24pm

This has to be the coolest May 22 ever here in the desert.
They said a high of 83 F. in La Quinta. I don't think it got pass 80 F.
Where's the jackets.

Prodigal_SOB

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Location: Back Home Again in Indiana
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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 6:25am

It's been in the 80s for the last few days and its supposed to stay there another week.   I saw my first few cicadas this morning.  It won't be long now.
 
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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 10:58am

 kurtster wrote:
9 May 2021, Cleveburg ... it's flipping snowing, and accumulating    



holy crap! take pics
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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 8:32am

9 May 2021, Cleveburg ... it's flipping snowing, and accumulating    
islander

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Posted: Mar 17, 2021 - 9:31am

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/0...

Dust from Mexico blown all the way to Colorado.
GeneP59

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Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 12:59pm


51° {#Sunny} And the ice is sliding down the roof and into the gutters. What a racket. {#Eek}
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 8:55pm

Once again... ridiculously nice.
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 4:36pm



 rgio wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 cc_rider wrote:
Good point. But these low temps haven't been seen down here since around 1983. And even then they didn't last long. The extreme cold (for us) sticking around for a week is very unusual.

The state had a bit of a preview in 1997.
 
I remember that. Got down to single digits in Austin. Funny thing is, within about two weeks, there were places in Texas in triple digits! Crazy.
c.


 
You can't really use "places in Texas" as a reference...it's too big.

As Michener noted in his book Texas, Orange, Texas is closer to Jacksonville (ie the Atlantic Ocean) than it is to El Paso... and El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than it is to Orange.

It's 847 miles from Philadelphia to Jacksonville....it's 877 across Texas on I 10.  

 
You're right of course. But the 'places' that hit 100 two weeks after single digits were within an hour's drive from Austin. I remember because Austin just missed 100. I think the heat was in advance of another hard cold front - if I recall right it got pretty cold again shortly thereafter.
c.

rgio

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 3:02pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 cc_rider wrote:
Good point. But these low temps haven't been seen down here since around 1983. And even then they didn't last long. The extreme cold (for us) sticking around for a week is very unusual.

The state had a bit of a preview in 1997.
 
I remember that. Got down to single digits in Austin. Funny thing is, within about two weeks, there were places in Texas in triple digits! Crazy.
c.


 
You can't really use "places in Texas" as a reference...it's too big.

As Michener noted in his book Texas, Orange, Texas is closer to Jacksonville (ie the Atlantic Ocean) than it is to El Paso... and El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than it is to Orange.

It's 847 miles from Philadelphia to Jacksonville....it's 877 across Texas on I 10.  

cc_rider

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 2:00pm



 R_P wrote:
 cc_rider wrote:
Good point. But these low temps haven't been seen down here since around 1983. And even then they didn't last long. The extreme cold (for us) sticking around for a week is very unusual.

The state had a bit of a preview in 1997.
 
I remember that. Got down to single digits in Austin. Funny thing is, within about two weeks, there were places in Texas in triple digits! Crazy.
c.


R_P

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 1:03pm

 cc_rider wrote:
Good point. But these low temps haven't been seen down here since around 1983. And even then they didn't last long. The extreme cold (for us) sticking around for a week is very unusual.

The state had a bit of a preview in 1997.
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 12:58pm



 rgio wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:


 Coaxial wrote:

We lost power for a time overnight but it was on this morning and I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for the blinking MW oven. We have friends who live about 3/4 of a mile away that have been out since Sunday...They got caught in the oh shit it didn't come back on from the rolling blackout group...Kind of like being put in timeout.
Stay warm amigo!
{#Good-vibes}
 This catastrophe should be a wake-up call to everyone. Our infrastructure is flimsy as tissue paper. Now the big problem is becoming clean water. Lots of folks are on boil notice. Internet service is spotty at best: I'm attempting to work, but it's slow going. At least we have mostly consistent power: lots of folks don't. I don't know how we escaped the rolling blackouts, but I'm not complaining.

We have a little RO unit so that should be good enough for drinking water. Plus rainwater barrels, and the pool, for non-potable uses.

In this county there are a lot of people who live in mobile homes and RVs. I don't know how they're making it, those things aren't insulated well enough for this kind of cold. And most use electricity for heat - that's one reason the grid is overwhelmed. I know this is a once-in-a-generation event, but it should be a cold slap in the face to all the utility providers. Our illustrious Guv is doing his usual bloviating to no good effect: nice to know some things don't change.
c.

 
Didn't Texas have a once-in-a-generation event in early/mid-January?

There is no such thing anymore. 
 Good point. But these low temps haven't been seen down here since around 1983. And even then they didn't last long. The extreme cold (for us) sticking around for a week is very unusual.

The utilities were not designed for  these conditions, which is why there are so many system failures. It's a double-edged sword though: designing for extremes adds huge costs up-front, in both design and construction. Those costs drive customers' rates up. Utilities have to balance between reliability under extreme conditions, versus day-to-day cost to customers.

Take the wind turbines for example - apparently many of them froze up, reducing power going into the grid when it was desperately needed. But adding a heating system (or cooling, for that matter) to keep them turning at sub-freezing temps would be a huge cost adder - and maybe never used throughout the life of the turbine.

That said, this disaster may herald a reckoning about how we manage our infrastructure. Long overdue in my opinion, but hey.
c.


rgio

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 12:21pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 Coaxial wrote:

We lost power for a time overnight but it was on this morning and I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for the blinking MW oven. We have friends who live about 3/4 of a mile away that have been out since Sunday...They got caught in the oh shit it didn't come back on from the rolling blackout group...Kind of like being put in timeout.
Stay warm amigo!
{#Good-vibes}
 This catastrophe should be a wake-up call to everyone. Our infrastructure is flimsy as tissue paper. Now the big problem is becoming clean water. Lots of folks are on boil notice. Internet service is spotty at best: I'm attempting to work, but it's slow going. At least we have mostly consistent power: lots of folks don't. I don't know how we escaped the rolling blackouts, but I'm not complaining.

We have a little RO unit so that should be good enough for drinking water. Plus rainwater barrels, and the pool, for non-potable uses.

In this county there are a lot of people who live in mobile homes and RVs. I don't know how they're making it, those things aren't insulated well enough for this kind of cold. And most use electricity for heat - that's one reason the grid is overwhelmed. I know this is a once-in-a-generation event, but it should be a cold slap in the face to all the utility providers. Our illustrious Guv is doing his usual bloviating to no good effect: nice to know some things don't change.
c.

 
Didn't Texas have a once-in-a-generation event in early/mid-January?

There is no such thing anymore. 
R_P

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 12:12pm

US mayor quits after telling residents it's 'sink or swim' amid deadly snowstorm
A Texas mayor has resigned after telling residents of his city to “Get off your ass and take care of your own family!” in the face of a devastating once-in-a-generation winter storm that has killed more than 20 people across the country and left millions without power in the state.

Colorado City mayor Tom Boyd told the 4,000 or so of his fellow citizens in his town that he was “sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout” and blamed “a socialist government” for the dire situation.

“No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!,” Boyd continued in the career-ending rant he posted on a local community Facebook group.

Instead he suggested that people look to inspiration from their churches. “Only the strong will survive and the weak will perish. Folks, God has given us the tools to support ourselves in times like this,” he said.

cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 11:16am



 Coaxial wrote:

We lost power for a time overnight but it was on this morning and I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for the blinking MW oven. We have friends who live about 3/4 of a mile away that have been out since Sunday...They got caught in the oh shit it didn't come back on from the rolling blackout group...Kind of like being put in timeout.
Stay warm amigo!
{#Good-vibes}
 This catastrophe should be a wake-up call to everyone. Our infrastructure is flimsy as tissue paper. Now the big problem is becoming clean water. Lots of folks are on boil notice. Internet service is spotty at best: I'm attempting to work, but it's slow going. At least we have mostly consistent power: lots of folks don't. I don't know how we escaped the rolling blackouts, but I'm not complaining.

We have a little RO unit so that should be good enough for drinking water. Plus rainwater barrels, and the pool, for non-potable uses.

In this county there are a lot of people who live in mobile homes and RVs. I don't know how they're making it, those things aren't insulated well enough for this kind of cold. And most use electricity for heat - that's one reason the grid is overwhelmed. I know this is a once-in-a-generation event, but it should be a cold slap in the face to all the utility providers. Our illustrious Guv is doing his usual bloviating to no good effect: nice to know some things don't change.
c.




Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 9:31am

 cc_rider wrote:


 Coaxial wrote:
Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives - Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives  Lumberg
 
Hope you've got power. We've been fine, just a blip here and there. Other neighbors have been cycling on/off every 20-30 minutes - not sure how we escaped that.  Several friends have been without power about two days now.
At least you can put the frozen foods outside...
c.

 
We lost power for a time overnight but it was on this morning and I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for the blinking MW oven. We have friends who live about 3/4 of a mile away that have been out since Sunday...They got caught in the oh shit it didn't come back on from the rolling blackout group...Kind of like being put in timeout.
Stay warm amigo!{#Good-vibes}
cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 8:08am



 Coaxial wrote:
Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives - Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives  Lumberg
 
Hope you've got power. We've been fine, just a blip here and there. Other neighbors have been cycling on/off every 20-30 minutes - not sure how we escaped that.  Several friends have been without power about two days now.
At least you can put the frozen foods outside...
c.

Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
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Posted: Feb 15, 2021 - 7:24pm

Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives - Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday And back up all the hard drives  Lumberg
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