Monday, November 30, 2009
When is the next chance at snowfall?
How cold could we drop at night?
And much much more!
I can't wait to get started. So be sure to check back here later on tonight for all the answers!
See you then..........
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I really hope all of you had a great thanksgiving with your friends and family. Always remember what your thankful for and not just over the holidays but year around. And when your out Christmas shopping just remember! that its not the gift that matters, But the thought of giving! Just be kind and helpful to others. Say Merry Christmas whenever you pass someone you know or even don't know. Be kind and merry for this is the season to be jolly! And as some of you use to call me on Mike Prangley's blog, I'm just Jolly Justin! ;)
Have a great weekend Bloggers. I'll check back soon.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I have ran through the latest weather models and I'm still calling for the highs to be in the upper 30s with lows falling into the upper 20s! Heres how the models have been working and why I can't rule out the possible mixture of both rain and snow. It is all coming down to the temperatures! If we keep them in the low to middle 30s or even the upper 30s we will see a good chance at snow flurries. I have one model showing the 540 line dropping well to our south which means any precipitation to fall would fall in the form of snow. However my precipitation type model is showing us to see periods of all snow flurries and periods of a mixture. So this is why I won't rule out that mixture for our wonderful Thanksgiving day!
For all cold weather lovers this is a REAL TREAT! Chance for snow flurries or at least a mixture. And lots of cold temperatures! Be sure to break out the heavy coats for thanksgiving and stay warm!
Enjoy the wonderful family and food. I'm going to go do so right now! I love this time of year. I wish you ALL a very BLESSED and HAPPY thanksgiving!
Enjoy this poem that Teri, sent in to me the other day. I found it funny and thought you all would enjoy! Happy thanksgiving! ;)
TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.
THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED -THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATIONWITH ALL OF MY MIGHT.
TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.
I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE. MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.
I'm going to be out today heading to IL, with my Dad. Good news is I wont be gone long. Leaving around 5:30AM and expected to be back here around noon or 1:00pm EST. I'm just tagging along for the ride you could say! Then I got some Christmas shopping to do when I gt back with my family and friend Heidi who will be coming in for Thanksgiving. After we get them all rapped up and ready to go we will be popping in the Turkey for a long night of cooking! Last year my whole family fell asleep on my but my sister. So I got stuck cooking the turkey! ;) The good news is I'm ready to go this year! It's going to be a long day but I'm ready to go. So I had better get going. I will catch you all here again later on tonight between turkey basting with another look at the Thanksgiving day forecast! Until then here's a little quick something about Thanksgiving below..........
Gotta Run! And thanks for reading! I WILL check back ;)Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.
The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. The Plymouth celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original thirteen colonies that became the United States. The celebration became an important part of the American myth by the 1800s. This Thanksgiving, modeled after celebrations that were commonplace in contemporary Europe, is generally regarded as America's first. Elementary school teacher Robyn Gioia has argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This first models is showing that any precipitation to fall in the Indiana area will most likely fall as snow. All the blue shaded areas is where the chance of snow is at currently. And this is not the only snow model! I love to use BUFKET in the winter as it is so good at fine tuning the snow forecast. Take a look at this.
It's a little fuzzy but you can still see the first blue bars of the season showing up good right around 7:00am EST Thursday just in time for Thanksgiving! We have been talking about a big cool down in time for Thanksgiving for the past two weeks and I'm very proud that my forecast has held true up to this point! But it is not set in stone until it comes. The 540 line will move well to our south by Wednesday night into Thursday so the next question is "What will the WLFI viewing area temperatures be?" Well, as I have said many times before the MOS models have been running a good five degrees above what the real time temperature has been reaching! At this time I believe I'm the only one calling for temperatures to not get out of the upper 30s! This doesn't agree with the MOS models ether. However yesterday the MOS models were calling for temperatures on Thanksgiving to be around 47 degrees. Well they have dropped that to 44 degrees over night! I have been watching this all week and the MOS models have continued to drop these temperatures day by day! So I'm sticking with my gut and calling for a high temperatures on thanksgiving of around 37 degrees. Lows below freezing!
So to break it down here is the current Thanksgiving day forecast for the WLFI viewing area.
I think we will keep around a 30% to 45% chance of some scattered snow flurries across the area. I don't expect to see anything stick at this time as the ground is just still to warm. However we may get to watch some flurries fly! I think highs will be in the upper 30s around 37 degrees and lows that night will fall below freezing maybe in the upper 20s near 28 or 29 degrees. give or take. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 mph possible.
And I WILL have another tweaked Thanksgiving day forecast posted here tomorrow this way if anything changes we will be ON TOP OF THING! ;)
Now with Thanksgiving being the real start to the holiday season the Indiana people are not the only ones getting ready! You can see my boy Memo, above playing in the Christmas tree. This is now one of his favorite things to do EVERY DAY! Now I wonder how upset he may get come time to take in down lol.
Also my grandmas doggie Paris, loves to sleep under the tree. Isn't this just like in the old black and white movies when you see grandma sitting by the fire place with her little dog under the tree lol :)
I just thought that was to cute to pass up! And another one of my favorite things about thanksgiving is we usually have all the Christmas stuff up around not only the inside but also the outside of the house. As you all know these are my two favorite holidays so you know my sister and I were out until dark putting up all the light!
Let me point out there are many more however they wouldn't all fit into the shot lol. I say every year "I'm going to cut back this year for sure!" And it never really happens. Ha Ha :) Oh well. It looks good and everyone in my family likes it.
So I hope I started you all out on the right foot for this holiday season! I will check back tomorrow with more fine tuned details on Thanksgiving's forecast. If anything changes you will be able to hear all about it here on JIWB.
Happy Thanksgiving! And have safe travel EVERYONE! Drive safe and be safe.....
Monday, November 23, 2009
I'll catch you right here real soon.
Sorry for the delay, Please stick with me. I'M trying the best I can! ;)
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Well, I'm totally pooped today. It was a long day with very little sleep. I can't even think straight at this point. So I'm sorry if this is a short blog post. I'm trying to keep you all posted in any free time I have. So real quick let me get to your weekend outlook and also we will find out how many dry days we have until the next rain moves in.
Have a happy weekend bloggers. I will catch you Monday with more weather talk to come! And also some Thanksgiving forecasts and Fun! See you then.....
Friday, November 20, 2009
Now besides when the dry weather would arrive, I have also been watching for this Thanksgiving forecast. Remember that big cool down we have been talking about pretty much this whole month? Well, we have been trying to figure out just when it will take place. Before or after thanksgiving? That has been the question! And I can tell you I have been running through the models like crazy checking and double checking to get as close to the right answer as humanly possible.
And right now I'm looking at the cold air moving in closer to the 25th into the 26th. We have been watching this cold air building to our north for a while and it should make a move on us by then. Now the thing I have been watching closely on my weather models is temperatures. The MOS models have been running a good five degrees above what the real temperature has been reaching. However the 850mb charts have been pretty close! Around only a degree or two off. Which is not bad! So I have MOS models showing temperatures over Thanksgiving around 46 degrees. However my other models have this temperature cooler yet!
Also as you all know we were looking at possible snow flurries over Thanksgiving earlier this week. Well, one thing I love to use when forecasting snow is the 540 line. However that can be tricky as well! In this case I do look for the 540 line to drop to our south over thanksgiving. But does this mean snow? Well, I look for some Precipitation to move into northern Indiana at this time however the best chance for some snow flurries are looking to be areas of South Bend, IN, and more north around MI. These are the areas that have the best chance at snow flurries over Thanksgiving. Currently the WLFI viewing area is looking for Partly to mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures on Thanksgiving. (This can still change)
Now I will have another fully detailed forecast coming closer to thanksgiving once again.....
That's right today we will see the High pressure system move in and free us from the rain for a change! I have never been so happy to see our fair weather friend. The ground will have some time to dry out before the next slight chance of rain moves in. When is that you ask? Well, currently closer to Monday night into Tuesday possible. So we will see at least two maybe three days of dry weather.
Today we will see Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be in the middle to upper 40s with lows tonight dropping into the low to middle 30s. With no overcast to act like a blanket and help keep the temperatures from cooling off to much we will feel a nice cool crisp November night. Winds will be calm between 5 and 10 mph. Remember a warm jacket if heading out in the evening hours!
Saturday we will see off and on sun / Partly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be slightly warmer in the lower 50s. Lows will again fall into the low to middle 30s. Winds will again be calm between 5 and 10 mph.
Alright bloggers. I got a lot of work to get done today so I had better get to it! The neighbors won't wait all day. :) And I don't expect them to! So stay warm and stay safe. Have a Happy Almost Thanksgiving! I will check back with more soon. Don't forget about your weekend forecast coming later on tonight. See ya then..........
Thursday, November 19, 2009
And Becky, I look forward to hearing all about your Phonebook fun! :)
So real quick here's what I look for today. We will see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of a few light scattered hit and miss showers. Rainfall would be around a tenth inch or less. Highs won't get out of the middle to upper 40s and lows will fall into the upper 30s. So stay warm my Indiana peeps.
I promise I will have your Turkey day forecast up and posted REALLY SOON! Count on it! :)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Now I had some radar images I wanted to post here to help give you all an idea what I'M about to talk about however Blogger is having some problems and cannot upload any images at this time. So I'm sorry about that.
Anyway we will keep the 30% chance of rain in the forecast because of this low pressure that is still sticking around with us. With this counter clockwise spin these low pressure systems have we will see some scattered light showers once again today off and on coming from our south east. Then by tomorrow we will be seeing the winds from the west push all the rain that is currently to our west through our area once again. The good news however! Is we are not looking for a lot more rain. Today we can look for another quarter inch or so however Thursday we will look for around a 15 to 20% chance of a stray scattered shower which rainfall would only be around a tenth inch of less. So really it's not all bad! Here's your quick cast break down below.....
Today we will see cloudy skies with a 30 to 40% chance at some scattered rain showers across the area. Rainfall is expected to be around another quarter inch. Highs will be in the upper 40s. Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Winds light between 10 and 15 mph.
Thursday we will see mostly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. I cannot rule out around a 15 to 20% chance of a light scattered stray shower in the viewing area. Rainfall however would be around a tenth inch or less which is good news. Highs will be cool in the middle to upper 40s around 46 degrees. lows in the low to middle 30s around 34 degrees. Winds calm between 10 and 15 mph.
Temperatures are tricky this week and I have my MOS models that have been running a good five degrees warmer then what the real time temperature has been hitting! So I have been relying on my 2nd models and comparing my numbers to the MOS models and watching the past days temperature then rounding it out to a temperature that look about right. That's a good reason why we always use more then one weather model to make our forecast. We look at hem all then decide which models are least likely to be wrong! However I feel good about my temperatures above! :)
I'll check back soon.....
And before I forget I need to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to my Friend Heidi, who is always sending me weather info from where she lives. Today is her BIRTHDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI! May your day be filled with joy and I wish you many many more good healthy years to come! :)
My gift to you is I won't post your age! :-P lol
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Also I was watching mythbusters on discovery channel last Saturday and they had an odd myth come in! It was a myth that is you interlace the pages of two phone books they will become impossible to pull apart. Now this kinda amazed me! HA HA. I don't get out much in case your wondering. ;) So you can bet my sister and I did it. And let me point out IT WORKS! I would love to see the person that can pull these books apart without using anything other then muscle. Here's what you do below. You need to over lap each page. Yes, this can take a little while! (One by one) Don't skip any! The phonebooks need to be at least 300 pages each which most are. When your all done it should look something like this.Then find someone to help pull and I bet you no one will pull them apart. The only way you will get these things apart again is two ways! One, Undo them page by page once again. Or Two, Get two 15 ton tanks pulling on each book. Because it takes at least 8,000 pounds of force to pull these books apart! And just in case you think that's not much. You could hang two small cars from the books and it wouldn't break them! That's how much! Is that amazing or what? It's all the weight of the pages and the friction, Nothing else. Again you can tell I don't get out much lol.
Anyway I thought it was cool and had to post about it.....
Now what's the deal with all this rain? Well, we have a low pressure system to our west that is taking it's time passing by. Which means more rain today into Wednesday. Maybe even a few scattered left over showers on Thursday possible. Take a look at this low pressure below. This image was taken earlier last night however this will give you an idea as to how strong the system is. You don't need me to mark the low pressure as I did below to see it. It's that noticeable.We won't really see this low move off to our north until closer to Thursday into Friday. All that rain you see to our west is still on the way. My forecast is, I expect to see lots of umbrellas across Indiana to start this week. How's that for getting right to the point? ;)
Today we will see more rain in the WLFI viewing area. Between the last two days Lafayette, has picked up 1.60" inches of rain. We can expect another quarter to a half inch of rain possible today with more tomorrow. We will see highs cool today in the upper 40s to low 50s. Lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Winds slightly breezy between 20 and 25 mph and I won't rule out a few gusts to near 28 mph possible at times.
Wednesday we will see more left over showers in the viewing area. We can expect another quarter inch with locally higher amounts in areas possible. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s once again. Lows will be cooler in the upper 30s. Winds calm between 10 and 15 mph.
As for the Thanksgiving day forecast! Well, at this time with thanksgiving being still over a week away I can see things on the weather models however when we are still nine days away the models tend to flip flop all over the place. So to give a strong forecast I can't really do that right now. However I will say that we may see some rain near thanksgiving. Not necessarily on thanksgiving! And right now the models have the big cool down just after thanksgiving. Again that has already changed at least three time this week and I expect it to change again before the weekend. I will have your full detailed thanksgiving forecast coming soon. We will continue to tweak it until then hows that sound? ;)
Also this believe it or not is my 600th blog post! Wow I cannot even believe I have Blogged to you guy's and girls that many times. When I started this blog I had no idea so many people would count on it so much. You all are amazing for making this blog what it is right now! Without you we have no blog. Thank you!
I will check back in with you all soon. Now go play with the phone book! Ha :)
My tips for the day are,
Always make room for improvement, It not only makes you better at what your doing but makes you a better person in life.
Treat yourself with respect. I and many others respect those who respect them self's and others.
And to the most important thing in the world, Don't do bad things to people to make your self feel better, Do good things to make that other person feel better!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
2.67 inches. 12th wettest start.
November's highest temperature of 72 degrees beats October's warmest of 70 degrees. This is only the 3rd time since 1871 this has happened. The other years were 1977 and 1987.
Temperature records for Indianapolis start in 1871.
Weekend Quick Cast.......................................
Today we will start out with Sunny to partly cloudy skies. As we head into the evening hours / tonight we will see some clouds start to roll into our area. Highs will be in the low 60s once again around 64 degrees. Lows will be mild in the low 40s. Winds between 20 and 25 mph.
Sunday we will see mostly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. As the cold front moves into our viewing area I cannot rule out a few light scattered pop up showers in spots. The good news is I don't look for a wash out. Rainfall is looking around a tenth inch or less. Chance of rain 20%. Highs will be in the upper 50s around 59 degrees. Lows will be in the middle 40s around 45 degrees. Winds light between 10 and 15 mph.
Now I'M going to go ahead and let you all in on a little something! I have been watching this for a while however it has almost two weeks that it can change. (I hope it doesn't) :) I have been looking for a big cool down near Thanksgiving this past week and at this time that is still holding true. Only now I'M going to let you all know that some models are calling for a few scattered show flurries / snow showers over Thanksgiving! It may be a little early to be letting you all in on this however when it comes to any possibility of snow I just cannot keep it to myself lol :) (COME ON COLD SNOWY WEATHER!!) :) Snow Lovers remember! WISHFUL THINKING! :)
I'll check back soon. Have a great weekend Bloggers.....
Friday, November 13, 2009
Today we are looking for more sunny skies with maybe a few high clouds possible. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. Lows will be in the lower 30s around 34 degrees. Winds calm between 10 and 25 mph. Hopefully the leaves are done falling over our lawn lol.
Saturday will be a dry start to the weekend. We will see off and on sun with Partly cloudy skies. More clouds will move into the area later on that evening into that night. We will see highs in the low 60s with lows that night in the low to middle 40s. Winds will be between 20 and 25 mph possible. I still have around a 30% chance of some scattered rain showers moving into the area closer to late late night Saturday into Sunday. Nothing heavy in the least bit. Rainfall is currently expected to be around a tenth inch in areas. The heavier rain we will hold off until closer to Monday and Tuesday.
I'M going to get your Weekend outlook ready for tonight's blog post. Until then have a wonderful Friday Bloggers. And remember Yesterday's History, Tomorrow's a Mystery, And today is a gift, Which is why they call it the present. That is a saying I live by! Pass it around and make the world a better place.
I'll check back with the weekend outlook and more real soon.....
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The weather was great with lots of sunny skies over the Lafayette, area. It was so nice that I was able to get out again yesterday and finish up getting all the leaves out of the back yard. Have you all noticed how almost all the trees are leaf free? Winter is just around the corner. Another thing I cannot believe is we will be getting ready for thanksgiving here in the next two weeks! WOW it is coming fast this year. However when I think of all that wonderful family fun, and great food! I can't wait. :) Wow, Now doesn't that make you hungry? LOL. I don't know why but right around this time every November I start going crazy for Thanksgiving dinner. :) Some of you may remember me going crazy talking about the food on Mike Prangley's blog last year Ha Ha. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays of the whole year. One thing that would make it better this year would be if we seen snow for Thanksgiving! However at this time I'M not seeing snow, But! Currently I'M watching out for a big cool down just in time for Thanksgiving...
Today we will look for lots of sunny skies over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be in the upper 50s today near 57 Degrees. Lows will be around freezing tonight as I look for temperatures to drop close to 31 Degrees. Winds will be light between 5 and 10 mph. If your heading out be sure to take a light jacket.
Friday we will see some partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Highs will be slightly warmer in the upper 50s to low 60s close to 60 Degrees possible. Lows will be cool in the middle 30s around 37 Degrees. Winds will be light between 10 and 20 mph.
I still have a slight 30% chance for a light rain to move in closer to late Saturday night into Sunday. Otherwise the next best chance at rain would be closer to next Monday and then Tuesday possible. However this is still many days away so I will continue to watch this and keep you posted.
And last but not least I have another November treat for you all. Yes, if you missed the last meteor shower then you have another chance tonight! Take a look at this below.FIREBALLS TONIGHT: The northern branch of the annual Taurid meteor shower peaks on Nov. 12th. Sky watchers should be alert for fireballs. The Taurids, caused by debris from Comet 2P/Encke, tend to be slow and very bright. Expect as many as 5 Taurids per hour during the hours around midnight:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting the President issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner named Al King had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. King had been actively involved with the American War Dads during World War II. He began a campaign to turn Armistice Day into "All" Veterans Day. The Emporia Chamber of Commerce took up the cause after determining that 90% of Emporia merchants as well as the Board of Education supported closing their doors on November 11, 1953, to honor veterans. With the help of then-U.S. Rep. Ed Rees, also from Emporia, a bill for the holiday was pushed through Congress. President Dwigh Eisenhower signed it into law on May 26, 1954.
Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day since.
Although originally scheduled for celebration on November 11 of every year, starting in 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978 it was moved back to its original celebration on November 11 (with the exceptions described above). Since this change, there has been a trend against being closed on the holiday. It began with businesses (excluding banks) and in recent years some schools and local governments have also chosen to remain open.I was watching football last Sunday on FOX and I seen that Michael strayhand, Terry bradshaw, and all of them were doing their show live from Afghanistan for all the troops. They did this not only for the soldiers entertainment but also so we would remember the kinds of people that are over seas keeping us here at home safe! So we would remember veterans day and so we would continue to pray and bless all our soldiers.
I just want to point out that a lot of us don't relies how good we have it! When we are sleeping at night in our nice warm soft beds, They are sleeping on the cold ground with nothing other then a sleeping bag! When we get up that next morning upset because we only got four hours of sleep that night, They will be up and ready to go with less then that! It is just little things like this that we take for granted... These Men and Women put their lives on the line everyday to keep our lives safe. So we should be thinking that and thanking them not only today but EVERYDAY! If you live in a free country then thank a Veteran! Just thinking about what they go through to keep us safe sure makes all our problems look tiny! So just remember if you toss and turn one night only to wake up feeling sorry for yourself DON'T!
GOD BLESS ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING TO KEEP US SAFE! I thank you all for everything you do. May you all get back home soon safe and sound! And Happy Veterans Day.....AND GOD BLESS!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
You Can Still Enjoy The Snow In All This Mild Weather.. Massage To Winter! HURRY AND BRING THE COLD SNOWY WEATHER TO LAFAYETTE, INDIANA! Please.....
And for all the cold weather fans I wanted to point out that I have been talking with a few weather experts trying to tweak our winter outlook and they seem to agree with the bitter cold start to winter at this time. We expect to see the jet stream try and dip south as we get closer to December which means cold cold weather will over take the area. Could we finally see a white Christmas this year? We will keep HOPE! :)
Until the cold weather gets it's butt in gear lol, I have another way for you all to keep cool and keep the holiday spirit.
That's right Jim Carrey's, A Christmas Carol. As you know I went and seen this over the weekend and I have to say it was good. Even better in 3D that's for sure. I had not been to the movies in some time so seeing the difference in the 3D from then to now is amazing. It really looked like you were in the screen. The falling snow looked like it was falling in your lap. I was amazed. Yes, there are some scenes that may scare little kids however Jim Carrey, did a great job. This was just what I needed with all this mild weather. It took my mind off of the above average temperatures and made me feel like I was in a Winter Wonderland...
Now we move onto something that many people have been talking about this week. Yes, we are talking about IDA. This Tropical Storm IDA is expected to make landfall early early this morning sometime after 1:00am. (Tuesday / Today)
Tropical Storm IDA, has been packing sustained winds of 70 mph. IDA, is moving north at around 17mph. Right now the national weather service has issued a Tropical Storm Wind Warning for pretty much the whole golf coast. Here is just a little something from the National Weather Service below.
EVEN THOUGH IDA IS WEAKENING AND BEGINNING THE PROCESS OF BECOMING
NON TROPICAL...THERE WERE STILL BE SOME SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO THE
REGION. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE TO BOATERS DUE TO DANGEROUS WINDS
AND SEAS. SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLE FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS AND ROADS IS IS LIKELY ALONG PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND. SOME INLAND FLOODING IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT
AND TUESDAY WHERE THE HEAVY RAIN BANDS SET UP. WIND DAMAGE IS
EXPECTED TO BE PRIMARILY LIMITED TO NEAR THE COAST AND ISOLATED.
This just goes to show you that even though it is a Tropical storm it is still a dangerous thing and it needs to be watched closely!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Today we will look for partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. Some models are showing some really light sprinkles moving through the area as a weak cold front pushes through. At this time I cannot rule out some light scattered sprinkles. Good news is it will not be a wash out in the least bit. Rainfall looks less then a tenth inch. Highs today will be in the low 60s with lows tonight in the upper 40s. Winds will be between 10 and 20 mph. Chance of rain 15% to 25%.
Wednesday / Veterans Day we will see nothing but clear sunny skies over take our area. Highs will again be above average in the low 60s with lows also above average in the upper 30s. Winds will be between 20 and 25 mph possible. Next chance at rain won't be until closer to next weekend...
I will check back soon....................
Monday, November 9, 2009
Well, I will be back with your start to the work week forecast later on tonight. Also we will find out when the next best chance at rain will be and we will take a look at when the cool weather will return! This warm weekend has not been my favorite at ALL! So you know I'M looking for that cold weather!
Also I went to see Jim Carrey's, "A Christmas Carol" over the weekend in 3D and I will be sure to give you all my take on the movie as well.
All this and more coming up!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The shower has a broad maximum lasting from Nov. 5th through 12th. At most, only about 5 Taurids per hour streak across the sky, but what they lack in number they make up for in dazzle. Taurid meteors tend to be fireballs, slow and very bright. Look for them falling out of the constellation Taurus during the hours around midnight. [sky map]
This means you still have a chance to get out and enjoy the meteor shower. Between now and the 12th they will be visible. So this time don't miss out and go enjoy! If you have a scope then get a closer look. I have seen a few meteor showers last year and even though not many fly across the sky at once, When you do happen to catch one it is beautiful. They go by fast but you never forget seeing it!
So go enjoy your weekend bloggers. My Aunt, Uncle, and Sister, are going to go head out and see the new Jim Carrey, movie "A Christmas Carol" And my forecast is that it will be a SURE HIT! ;-) This movie has two of my favorite things. Christmas, And Jim Carrey. I will check back soon.
Happy Weekend! I wish you all a great one..........
Friday, November 6, 2009
Today we will look for more clear skies over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be mild in the upper 50s with lows tonight in the low 30s. Winds today will be a little breezy between 15 and 20 mph with winds gusting to 25 mph possible. Winds will get slightly higher as we head into tonight into Saturday. I then expect gusts closer to 30 maybe 35 mph at times. Again this would be late tonight into Saturday.
Saturday we will start the day with some breezy winds between 20 and 25 mph maybe a few gusts to 28 - 30mph. As the day goes we will see the winds start to slow down a bit. Clear skies will be over the WLFI viewing area once again. Highs even warmer yet in the low 60s. Lows will be in the upper 40s. Now rain over the weekend at this time! Some farmers are still trying to get their crops out. No rain is just what they need!
Well, today is my birthday and I'M turning the BIG 17. lol. My sis and family have something planed so I had better get off here and see what's up! Have another great day bloggers. I will check back with your weekend update soon...
Happy Friday! Be sure to do something nice for someone today. You don't need a reason. It's just a kind thing to do! ;)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Today we will see slightly warmer temperatures with lots of clear skies over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s with lows tonight in the middle to upper 30s. Winds will be average between 10 and 20 mph. We can expect more leaves to fall and more raking needed to be done as we are past our Autumn peak.
Friday will be nice clear skies for my birthday however I would much rather have -20 degrees with a foot or more of snow like we just covered above lol. That would be the BEST B-DAY GIFT EVER! Yes, I like to think big! :) We will see highs in the upper 50s to low low 60s. Lows will be in the middle to upper 30s. Winds calm between 10 and 15 mph.
I'M starting to get nervous with this winter's outlook. Sure I have seen many black wolly worms like this one I seen a week ago below.
However the maps for the next 6 to 10 days are showing above average temperatures. The 8 to 14 day maps are showing around normal temperatures. Then the one month outlook is showing equal days of above and below average temperatures. As well as the three month outlook. Could this be another long term forecast that will change like they usually do within the next few days? Or will we see yet another Up and Down winter? I remember the blizzard of 2007 when we had an La-Nina jet stream which really helps us see a snowy winter as the storm track usually sets up over our area bringing our snowstorms up from the south west. When we have a snowstorm coming from the south west is when we usually see our BIG snows. Just like last year when we picked up a quick 5" inches. You all remember! We was up late in the midnight hours tracking on Mike Prangley's blog.
This year we are looking at a weak El-Nino which can make us see a more mild winter. Ughhhhhhhh I hate the words Mild and Winter used together! ;) Makes me MAD! All I can say is we need to keep watching this El-Nino and hope it starts to weaken. Then we still have a chance! I'll keep you posted.....
And last but not least do forget to look up at midnight and watch the meteor shower. Here's all the info below.....
TAURID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from periodic Comet 2P/Encke, and this is causing the annual Taurid meteor shower. The shower has a broad maximum lasting from Nov. 5th through 12th. At most, only about 5 Taurids per hour streak across the sky, but what they lack in number they make up for in dazzle. Taurid meteors tend to be fireballs, very bright and slow. Look for them falling out of the constellation Taurus during the hours around midnight. [sky map]
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Today we will see mostly cloudy skies over much of the WLFI viewing area. I cannot rule out a 20 to 30% chance of a light scattered shower in the viewing area. Good news is rainfall would be around a Tenth inch or less. Winds look between 10 and 15 mph. High will be in the upper 40s to low 50s around 51°F degrees. Lows will be cool in the low 30s around 34°F degrees.
Thursday we will see lots of clear sunny skies over the viewing area. Highs will be in the low 50s around 52°F degrees. Lows in the middle 30s around 37°F degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 mph possible.
Just so everyone knows I'M not expecting to make meteorology my career. If we think about it all odds are against me. I just started this blog up for fun and something to do. I don't have to keep it going however I do for you all! And this blog is something I use to enjoy doing everyday whether the weather is good or stormy we always find something to talk about.
I'M sure Barbie, didn't mean for her comment to sound rude or anything so we're good. I know I'M not the best at typing so as long as I get a few words right and you guy's can understand what I'M "trying" to say then we're good lol ;) I will however try to remember her tips. I always forget which there, their, they're to use?!?! English is crazy anyway. Why do we need three ways to spell two, to, too,?? lol. Anyway thanks for pointing that out Barbie. I'll try and get it right!
Now I need to go back to school.................... ;) Ha Ha.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I know what your thinking. "Did you share any of the sweets?" NO! lol Sure we did. No way could I eat all this junk. Now we have all the Halloween left overs that seem to stick around forever. Anyone want any? :)
Well, the next day was an all day event of taking all the Halloween stuff down around the house. We usually try to get the holiday items down right a way. Many of our neighbors seem to take forever to take theirs down. Oh well! However last night was a beautiful night with the Hunters moon full and bright. You could see everything without a light. It was nice and you know I had to pull out the scope and just watch for a few.
That's right the 1st of November was the Hunter's moon. Big and bright and used so that hunters could hunt there pray late into the midnight hours. And boy was it big and bright last night. I love to look through the scope as you can see all the craters in the moon. It is beautiful. I really hope you all got a chance to get out and enjoy.
Now real quick lets take a look at tomorrow forecast.
Tuesday We will be looking for clear skies through out the day. Highs will be cool in the middle to upper 40s with lows in the low 30s. Chilly is the word of the day. With highs being in the middle to upper 40s this is going to be right around to slightly below average. I don't look for another chance at rainfall until Wednesday. And at this time that is only a 20% to 30% chance. Rainfall a tenth inch or less.
I will check back soon bloggers. For now have a wonderful happy start to November!