Today's Weather

fluffy2560 :
SimCityAT :

We had rain, sleet, snow then rain yesterday. Today it's showing  -1°C. While in the UK they are having a heatwave shortly with 18°C.

Whoa! 18 C...that's bonkers.  Almost Hungarian weather.   Says 10 C in the sun here.

Where do I have to go for 18 C?  I couldn't see anything above ~9C in the South East.

Mrs Fluffy's Uncle here in HU says it'll stick to no winter until well past February 2020.

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-to-hit-te … e-11896530

Opps 16°C

SimCityAT :
fluffy2560 :
SimCityAT :

We had rain, sleet, snow then rain yesterday. Today it's showing  -1°C. While in the UK they are having a heatwave shortly with 18°C.

Whoa! 18 C...that's bonkers.  Almost Hungarian weather.   Says 10 C in the sun here.

Where do I have to go for 18 C?  I couldn't see anything above ~9C in the South East.

Mrs Fluffy's Uncle here in HU says it'll stick to no winter until well past February 2020.

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-to-hit-te … e-11896530

Opps 16°C

"The warmest parts of the UK are likely to be parts of northeast England and north Wales".   

I am not sure anyone actually lives there.  Here's a picture of Newcastle or Liverpool (forget which):

https://www.mercycorps.org/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow/public/photos/Dornogobi1.jpg

And here are the locals out on a Sunday:

https://media.tacdn.com/media/attractions-splice-spp-674x446/07/81/6b/50.jpg


Hmm....Sunday satire.....All this is ever so slightly off-topic.

fluffy2560 :

Here's a picture of Newcastle or Liverpool (forget which):

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The UK has witnessed an "exceptional" temperature for late December - but it was so early in the morning that most people slept through it.

According to the Met Office, 16.8°C (62.2°F) was recorded in north Scotland at 3am on Sunday in the town of Cassley.

SimCityAT :

The UK has witnessed an "exceptional" temperature for late December - but it was so early in the morning that most people slept through it.

According to the Met Office, 16.8°C (62.2°F) was recorded in north Scotland at 3am on Sunday in the town of Cassley.

They'll have to put the milk in the fridge rather than on the window sill.

Brrrr....below zero sometimes, certainly overnight, 0 C on the thermometer and a sprinkling of snow and frost.  Crunchy underfoot.

fluffy2560 :

Brrrr....below zero sometimes, certainly overnight

I have to break the ice layer on the Weather Dog's outside water bowl each morning now. Some days, it  has been frozen solid. He tries to lick the ice, then looks up at me as to ask what is wrong, and maybe even to say it is my fault (well, okay, maybe the last part is me over analyzing, guilt, anthropomorphism, etc.)

Of course the Weather Dog wants to be inside most of the day now (except for our long walks of course). That is one Weather Dog measurement: If he wants to be inside, then it is very cold outside*.

* Weather Dog measurements are not expected to be exact of course..... :)

klsallee :

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I have to break the ice layer on the Weather Dog's outside water bowl each morning now. Some days, it  has been frozen solid. He tries to lick the ice, then looks up at me as to ask what is wrong, and maybe even to say it is my fault (well, okay, maybe the last part is me over analyzing, guilt, anthropomorphism, etc.)

Of course the Weather Dog wants to be inside most of the day now (except for our long walks of course). That is one Weather Dog measurement: If he wants to be inside, then it is very cold outside*.

* Weather Dog measurements are not expected to be exact of course..... :)

We have to break the ice for our chicken menagerie outside (they are pets really for the kids, not for eating other than eggs).  They can survive quite well down to -20 C if they have enough food, water and can keep out of the wind.  In my home made chicken house, I made some polystyrene panels for insulation (basically fits over the sides).  They seem quite cosy in there with their straw bedding. It's the Hen Hilton.  They line up nicely on the perch. I'll have move them to a new location soon because the neighbours complained they were too close to their BBQ area on the other side of the fence.     

On the dog situation, we've been here before.  Dogs have eyes to hypnotise you.  Once you're under their spell, you're doomed.   Our GR has developed a habit of coming up to you while you're sitting, resting her head on your knee and looking sorrowfully and obviously pleading at you.  Basically a me me me statement - love me and love me now and damn everything else.   Cannot do anything without her following us around.  Really likes it best in the garden hanging around with you while you're doing something.   Quite hard to be under the car with her trying to play with my boots.  Seems keen on attacking the spade when I'm digging.  Dog vs Metal. We know who's going to win that one.

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Bloooooody hell, cold this morning. -10°C (14°F) but felt a lot colder. I've been in temps a lot colder and believe me it felt colder. I got the reading from the clock tower in town and that's normally spot on.

SimCityAT :

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Bloooooody hell, cold this morning. -10°C (14°F) but felt a lot colder. I've been in temps a lot colder and believe me it felt colder. I got the reading from the clock tower in town and that's normally spot on.

-5 C here, with slight increase in the sunny areas to -2C as of 0845h.

It's a bit parky indeed, ice in the street.  Been looking for my hat and gloves.  I was going to do some tidying up in the garden so that's on hold now. Only yesterday, despite being cold, it was sunny and almost spring like with birds tweeting.  Plants have got buds on but no sign of  snowdrops. I think end of January perhaps.

fluffy2560 :

It's a bit parky indeed, ice in the street.  Been looking for my hat and gloves.  I was going to do some tidying up in the garden so that's on hold now. Only yesterday, despite being cold, it was sunny and almost spring like with birds tweeting.  Plants have got buds on but no sign of snowdrops. I think end of January perhaps.

I was really wanting to get out into the garden today, oh well that goes on the back burner. Oh well, a few odd jobs around the house to finish. Unless anything will change, which I doubt it. Expecting a colder few weeks, then snow no doubt?

SimCityAT :
fluffy2560 :

It's a bit parky indeed, ice in the street.  Been looking for my hat and gloves.  I was going to do some tidying up in the garden so that's on hold now. Only yesterday, despite being cold, it was sunny and almost spring like with birds tweeting.  Plants have got buds on but no sign of snowdrops. I think end of January perhaps.

I was really wanting to get out into the garden today, oh well that goes on the back burner. Oh well, a few odd jobs around the house to finish. Unless anything will change, which I doubt it. Expecting a colder few weeks, then snow no doubt?

From what I've read, it'll be fairly typical January with below zero for periods and creeping up to 5-6 C.  Of course with the sun (and it's very nicely sunny), it'll be warming up where it reaches but with no clouds there's no blanket.  Snow possible as usual up to mid-April (like the AT/DE winter tyres periods). BTW, we've stopped swapping wheels and just have all  weather/all year tyres now).   

I was planning to continue pruning my apple and pear trees. Be OK when the  sun gets there. I've screwed up on the cherry as I should have done that in autumn. I might just do it anyway.  After all it's me or it as it's too big    I tried to start work on getting another tree stump out but the ground is frozen and I cannot get the spade in.  I was wrong to report no snowdrops - Mrs Fluffy reported some snowdrops in the garden at her Mum and Dad's place.

I suppose this means I might have to actually do some work. It's what they pay me for in their Other Operations (at 1m 53s).  I could say I pretend to work and they pretend to pay me.

After almost a month with no precipitation, finally had some today. The first snow of the winter season that actually stuck to the ground. Most melted by late afternoon. But... finally felt like winter. :)

klsallee :

After almost a month with no precipitation, finally had some today. The first snow of the winter season that actually stuck to the ground. Most melted by late afternoon. But... finally felt like winter. :)

We've also got a dusting over snow over here.  We didn't get any melt really despite the temperature being just above 0 C.  No sunshine to speak of.

Still no snow, everywhere seemed to have a dusting of snow yesterday but us. Not that I am wanting it :D

Online weather sites said it would be 3°C today.

It was maxed out at -3°C.

I guess the online sources dropped the minus sign.... Local realty versus "online". What a shock that online got it wrong.... Says a lot. Far beyond weather..... Just saying....  :cool:

klsallee :

Online weather sites said it would be 3°C today.

It was maxed out at -3°C.

I guess the online sources dropped the minus sign.... Local realty versus "online". What a shock that online got it wrong.... Says a lot. Far beyond weather..... Just saying....  :cool:

I've downloaded the Meteora OMSZ (HU govt weather office) App on Android and it's quite functional.   The maps are quite good and you can interactively layer on different weather stuff like cloud or wind.  Not that interesting today as it's all blue (i.e cold).

fluffy2560 :

I've downloaded

You want to know what are my my ultimate weather apps?

A barometer and thermometer.

Both analog.

And one more. My brain. That is. Experience.

Using experience, or history, with some simple tools has been more accurate than any online source.

And they do not track my use.

If one cares about such things. And one should care about such things..... :cool:

klsallee :

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And they do not track my use.

If one cares about such things. And one should care about such things..... :cool:

They already know everything about you.  If you send an e-mail, you'll already be tagged as to your interests.  Looking out the window I know works locally but knowing what's going on somewhere else needs Apps or the Internet.  Done and dusted.   

Scott McNealy (of Sun) once said (or words to the effect of), "Privacy is dead".   The big players interest is perverse in my mind to check on the details about trivia in anyone's life.

In 1999, Stephen Manes quoted McNealy as saying, "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."

Manes criticized the statement in his Full Disclosure column: "He's right on the facts, wrong on the attitude. ... Instead of 'getting over it', citizens need to demand clear rules on privacy, security, and confidentiality."

The authors of Privacy in the 21st Century admitted, "While a shocking statement, there is an element of truth in it."


20 years ago and still relevant and unfortunately still quite true and getting worse.  FB is perhaps the worst and the apologists justifications or lack of acknowledgement of the harm they do is incredible.

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