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JimS
12-08-2008, 05:58 AM
Just looked at the readings...a gust to 127 already!!!

Have fun up there!

Bill O
12-08-2008, 07:08 AM
Down to -20F as well.

bclark
12-08-2008, 09:39 AM
Top wind speed for the day so far (and not likely to be exceeded) is 127.6 mph, uncorrected.

At the 12Z synoptic, I measured a 6 hour minimum of -25.2 F, breaking today's record low which was previously -24 F set in 2002. Yesterday's minimum was -18 F, a mere 3 degrees away from tying the record low for December 7.

One thing I find interesting is that our lowest temperature for all of last winter was -26. We almost exceed that today and it's only early December.

mtruman
12-08-2008, 10:25 AM
When I took my morning walk with the dog this morning it was 13 degrees with about a 20 MPH wind and I thought that was cold. Looks like I was actually in the tropics! What kind of winter are we in for if we're seeing this kind of cold and wind (the MW conditions, not the RI ones) 2 weeks before winter even begins!

Brad
12-08-2008, 07:07 PM
When I took my morning walk with the dog this morning it was 13 degrees with about a 20 MPH wind and I thought that was cold. Looks like I was actually in the tropics! What kind of winter are we in for if we're seeing this kind of cold and wind (the MW conditions, not the RI ones) 2 weeks before winter even begins!
Remember the discussion about all the acorns? I hope you got your supply in early as it will be a hard one. Even with all this, my heating oil consumption for this heating season is 56% lower than last year in gallons used per Heating Degree Day. (just in case you wanted to know)

Steve M
12-08-2008, 10:06 PM
This should be an exciting winter. Even here in the south.:)

Bill O
12-08-2008, 10:13 PM
This should be an exciting winter. Even here in the south.:)

Winter is practically over. The earliest sunset has come and gone and the shortest day is fast approaching.

Bill O
12-10-2008, 08:32 PM
We had a nice frontal passage in VT today.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8669/wxstationgraphallcs6.gif

Brad
12-11-2008, 05:42 AM
I am not a weather-guy, but those graphs are interesting. I excepted the drop in temp when the rain started. But, the 180 degree wind shift seems like a lot.

Bill O
12-11-2008, 08:03 AM
That frontal passage is more typical of one you'd see in the Intermountain West. Sharp temperature drop, wind shift and post-frontal precip. On the east coast most of our precip comes pre-frontal.

That is the kind of wind shift that takes down helicopters.