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    Too much politics, let's talk about the weather

    A year ago on this date we got 6 inches of snow, and more snow every day for almost a week. Today it was 90 degrees. If winter hits hard all of a sudden, I'm not going to be ready for it.


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    It was over 80 degrees here yesterday. 41.9 right now. *shivers*
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Why talk about the weather or politics when in the middle of football season? Penn State 27, Iowa 7. Roar Lions Roar! I'll be cashing in from my Hawkeye luvin' co-workers this week. It's been a long time.

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    Hot here, just like last year.
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    Raining yesterday, but warm.

    Today, clear, but cool. A great day to go for a ride just for the fun of it.

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    We have a cold front rolling through right now, with its attendant rain. Temps have been up to the 90's but they promise that after the cold front it should drop down to the mid to high '70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    We have a cold front rolling through right now, with its attendant rain. Temps have been up to the 90's but they promise that after the cold front it should drop down to the mid to high '70s.
    I guess the cold front is slowly moving to the west. We're supposed to have rain tonight and 20 degrees or more cooler tomorrow. Today it's sunny, upper 80s, but with the leaves in their full autumn colors. I'm gonna enjoy the rest of this last hot day outdoors. Then I'll enjoy the cold weather that should be here soon. I know I should be digging out my winter gear, but just looking at the woolies makes me feel even warmer.


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    Hello All

    Hot!!!! here in Ohio, today. High near 90 degs. but they
    say high in the 60's and lows near 43, after Wednesday.
    I put the Schwinn Woodland, on the bike stand, today.
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    the winter things washed, that has been in storage during
    summer. So by the end of the week, I'll be ready for the snow
    and cold. Not like last year, when I was doing this stuff, with
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    It's been hot here, but a few minutes ago we got one of those amazing midwest fall thunderstorms. It was in and out in less than 15 minutes, but so intense. I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Why talk about the weather or politics when in the middle of football season? Penn State 27, Iowa 7. Roar Lions Roar! I'll be cashing in from my Hawkeye luvin' co-workers this week. It's been a long time.
    Shame they lost to Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikehead View Post
    Hello All

    Hot!!!! here in Ohio, today. High near 90 degs. but they
    say high in the 60's and lows near 43, after Wednesday.
    I put the Schwinn Woodland, on the bike stand, today.
    Taking everytrhing off, cleaning frame/and regreasing all
    wheels/bb/and headset, and getting ready, for the winter
    riding/communting season. Loaded up the washer,and got all
    the winter things washed, that has been in storage during
    summer. So by the end of the week, I'll be ready for the snow
    and cold. Not like last year, when I was doing this stuff, with
    snow on the ground
    Yep, I guess we need to get busy like the squirrels. I see they know winter is coming even if it feels like July.


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    The recorded high Saturday was 75F, the low (in my backyard) 49F. Today it is forcast to be 97F and may hit 100F tomorrow.

    Crazy ups and downs

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    The recorded high Saturday was 75F, the low (in my backyard) 49F. Today it is forcast to be 97F and may hit 100F tomorrow.

    Crazy ups and downs

    (This image auto updates so my text won't match in a few days)
    The weather was beautiful Saturday. I spent all Saturday morning riding around hitting the thrift stores, it was awesome.
    It didn't quite hit 97F today, it's 93F right now. It was only about 65F this morning at 6am, though. Made for a nice morning commute.

    Quote Originally Posted by discosaurus
    It's been hot here, but a few minutes ago we got one of those amazing midwest fall thunderstorms. It was in and out in less than 15 minutes, but so intense. I love them.
    Oh, I do miss the Missouri thunderstorms. The rainfalls that pass for thunderstorms out here are lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye View Post
    Shame they lost to Michigan.
    Gotta admit it. The Wolverines outplayed 'em. Wait til next year and Coach Joe will beat Lloyd Carr's team, if Lloyd is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyPaige View Post
    Oh, I do miss the Missouri thunderstorms. The rainfalls that pass for thunderstorms out here are lame.
    Give it time. How long have you been here? I've been in thunderstorms that left 8" of water covering Southern Ave., over the curb so I couldn't tell where to ride. Microbursts can bring wind gusts 80-100mph. 12yrs. ago or so spring rains brought the Salt River to it banks thru downtown Tempe. Yes they are much less common, but intense high rainfall storms do happen here. Its been at least 4-5yrs. since I remember any decent rain or storms though - I do miss them. But yes the storms do not compare in frequency of high instensity as they did for example in Texas.

    See this link for some historical weather events:
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/...o=psr&page=top

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Gotta admit it. The Wolverines outplayed 'em. Wait til next year and Coach Joe will beat Lloyd Carr's team, if Lloyd is still there.
    I think they outplayed themselves, and managed to lose it in the first quarter. F'n butterfingers. But, like ya said, there's always next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    Give it time. How long have you been here? I've been in thunderstorms that left 8" of water covering Southern Ave., over the curb so I couldn't tell where to ride. Microbursts can bring wind gusts 80-100mph. 12yrs. ago or so spring rains brought the Salt River to it banks thru downtown Tempe. Yes they are much less common, but intense high rainfall storms do happen here. Its been at least 4-5yrs. since I remember any decent rain or storms though - I do miss them. But yes the storms do not compare in frequency of high instensity as they did for example in Texas.

    See this link for some historical weather events:
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/...o=psr&page=top

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    I've only lived here about a year and a half, the weather's been really tame for the time I've lived here. Some of those events you linked to where pretty remarkable, especially the tornado in Tempe. None of the people I've met here have ever mentioned anything besides occasional flash flooding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyPaige View Post
    I've only lived here about a year and a half, the weather's been really tame for the time I've lived here.
    I'd agree and raise it to boring and to some degree depressing. As you know we are in a drought and that means there has been no real rain for the past several years, which means no real storms either. I keep hoping and hoping, but this last monsoon season was total bust as were the last few. The forcast for the winter that just came out this week is calling for unsually dry and warm, which translates into more dust and pollution staying in the air and even the desert adapted plants being stressed out and an unremarkable spring wildflower season, just like the last spring. Oh well, it's gotta change some year.

    http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/pre...off01_prcp.gif
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...ther09-on.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    I'd agree and raise it to boring and to some degree depressing. As you know we are in a drought and that means there has been no real rain for the past several years, which means no real storms either. I keep hoping and hoping, but this last monsoon season was total bust as were the last few. The forcast for the winter that just came out this week is calling for unsually dry and warm, which translates into more dust and pollution staying in the air and even the desert adapted plants being stressed out and an unremarkable spring wildflower season, just like the last spring. Oh well, it's gotta change some year.

    http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/pre...off01_prcp.gif
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...ther09-on.html

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    I don't know much about your weather.

    What is the monsoon season like in Arizona? What time of year? Does it get cool? Is it humid even on the days it doesn't rain? Is it a good time of year to visit AZ?

    Here in the upper midwest, the cold front is moving through. Tomorrow the high temp will be about 52 F, or 40 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. The low temp will be in the 30s. I wore shorts this morning, but changed to long pants around noon. I probably won't wear shorts again for about seven months. That's kinda sad, but I do love the winter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    I don't know much about your weather.

    What is the monsoon season like in Arizona? What time of year? Does it get cool? Is it humid even on the days it doesn't rain? Is it a good time of year to visit AZ?
    Monsoon is when the winds shift and bring moister air generally from the gulf (both really, but mainly gulf of mexico). It is currently defined to start when the dew point over 55deg 3 days in a row. Usually Aug-Sept.

    Practically it means that 115F/10%RH days turn to 110F/30-40%RH days. It is a miserable time to visit the desert regions of AZ.

    Good monsoon season brings heavy and strong thunderstorms. For this reason is has been my favorite 'season' in AZ, or at least a close second to spring when the wildflowers bloom. It brings great lightning shows, makes the desert turn greener and some of the most fantastic clouds and sunsets.

    Al

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    Sounds great. The only time I was in AZ I was in the northern part, Grand Canyon, etc. It was late March and cold enough for a dusting of snow.


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    Its hot here too. At least our week o' rain is finally over. Every time I went somewere, it was nice and sunny. But then right before the return trip, a "hurricane" would blow in. I never read anything about the weather, and I think that its hurricane season again in Florida (?). We might of been getting some rain from a hurricane.

    Wow, I hope we never get a hurricane here. I'll probably be dead or wondering where everyone in my town is.
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    Just turned cool here today. About 60 degrees, yeah!
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