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    Default Windy Today (10-8-08)

    Just looked at the readings...a gust to 127 already!!!

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    Down to -20F as well.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    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)
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    This should be an exciting winter. Even here in the south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    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.
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    We had a nice frontal passage in VT today.

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    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.
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    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.
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