I've tried most of them Jox, but none of them give consistantly accurate info for a specific area. Their predictions are mainly generalised guestimates based on years of record-keeping. You can't get more accurate than a weather station in your own backyard. I can't believe I've been wittering on about weather, I really must be going mad.
I don't think they'll ever be able to 100% predict the weather. My app does a weekly prediction, and it will sometimes change within minutes of the last prediction. I've watched them predict rain and then change it to something else, and then something else, and then back to rain again. It seems that their first predictions were correct, so why they didn't leave it at that is mind-boggling. I tend to use their satellite radar the most. I will scan out until I can see all of the US, and check to see what is coming my way and will be here in a few days. That's really the best way to do it. Just keep track of the day to day occurrences as the weather progresses across the radar screen.
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Our weather reports here, as well as the apps aren't all that accurate - they come from the larger cities which are inland, and always report/predict 'colder along the lakeshore', rarely saying exactly how much colder. Eh, it's an estimate.
We had some pretty heavy storms Wednesday - we could hear the tornado sirens blaring in the town just north of the nursery; I haven't heard any reports of major damage around there, though. We didn't have much damage or lose power at work either - just some fallen tree limbs. It was stormy at home, but not as bad.
Hubs has an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon on Monday. I really hope he puts Hubs in a smaller cast than the one they put on in the emergency room - it seems excessive to me to have a cast up to his elbow for a broken hand, but what do I know? He's very uncomfortable though slinging that heavy thing around, especially in bed. Neither of us are getting a whole lot of sleep.
The evenings here are in the 60s to 70s ... still a bit 'chilly' compared to the temps during the day. The satellite radar is showing lots of scattered showers popping up all over, but there isn't any rain predictions listed on the weather app yet, so who knows if anything will come of them.
After the day of thunderstorms here, the weather turned glorious....depending who you ask. Some say it's too cold - it's more like fall than summer, but I think it's perfection. Nights in the high 40s and low 50s, and days in the 70s with plenty of sunshine. Still crazy busy at work, but the nice weather makes it more bearable.
Hubs had his orthopedic appointment yesterday. They put him in a velcro-type pressure cast that is a lot more comfortable than the plaster one he got at ER. They also X-rayed his chest - he's been complaining of pain there also, and just as he suspected, he cracked a couple of ribs when he fell. It's going to be a long summer of healing for him.
With it being painful for him to get in and out of a car, BP and I went car shopping yesterday for a good reliable used car for her. We'd been a couple of times in the past couple of weeks, and didn't find anything within her budget that didn't have issues that would need attention right off the bat. One of the dealers in town we hadn't been to yet just got in a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta that she immediately fell in love with as soon as she saw it; test driving it sealed the deal. We had our neighbor, who is a Volkswagen fanatic, give it a thorough look over, as well as Xena Sis's Hubs and son who know a lot about cars. She was thrilled there weren't any problems any of them could find, and she bought it. We chipped in, but she's thrilled - the pride you have when you purchase your first car yourself is one of those rites of passage of young adulthood.
The temps are in the 80s here, but with little to no humidity, it feels glorious. I’m so going to hate when the humidity comes back. It’s as though the Corona virus has had an effect on the weather as well. I don’t do astrology, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those that do have astrological explanations for what’s going on this year. Wonder what planets are the cause? Ooh. Don’t follow the Almanac either, so wondering what it has to say about this year? Or what they both have to say about next year. So glad this one is almost half over. Still not looking forward to Fall, but, if it brings a better year with it, then bring it on.
I don't pay attention to astrology either, but BP does, so I asked her what she thought. She said it most definitely has an effect on what's going on (as anyone who studies astrology would say, because that's how a belief in astrology works!). I'm probably going to mix this up, because I don't understand it and can't say I put much weight into it, but she said that during 2020 five planets are in retrograde at different times, which she explained as a kind of reverse state. She used Mercury as one example - Mercury represents communication, and because it's in retrograde, communications breakdown, arguments become more prevalent, and everything seems as if it's chaotic.
It certainly seems like what's happening, but personally, I don't believe Mercury being in retrograde is the reason for it. But what do I know (shrugs) - you can never discount something that you don't understand as being false.
It is kind of hard to discount something when there is a lot of coincidences with it. Such as hospital emergency rooms being swamped on full moons. I remember when my Granny had ‘fainted,’ and dad and I had to take her to the ER because she woke up beneath her rocking recliner with a deep wound on her forehead. (Looking back, I’m wondering if she had a mini-stroke.) While we were in the waiting room, several people came in with head wounds. One was a little girl, and she an my Granny compared their wounds. Dad or I commented on how strange it was there being so many with head injuries, and the nurses said that happened all of the time. That people with the same type of injury would all show up on the same day, and in large numbers. Seems there much be something going on for that to happen as often as it does.
It’s 90 here, but feels like 91. Love not having high humidity. Supposed to get isolated/scattered showers next week, so guessing it isn’t going to last much longer. Saw on Facebook that we have dust blowing across the Atlantic towards us. Supposed to be bad for the air, and for breathing. Maybe it will be bad for any of the viruses too. Doubt it, but still gonna hold out hope.
It is kind of hard to discount something when there is a lot of coincidences with it.
Oh, I agree! I think the moon and positions of the planet definitely have a physical effect on people and the earth itself. What I don't necessarily agree with, or rather, what I don't have a lot of faith in, is the meanings that people throughout history have assigned to certain things. For example, why is Mercury the planet of communication (someone at one time, had to assign it that title). A 2-second drill says: "Mercury is the planet of communication and it symbolises areas related to commerce, trade, accounts, banking, mobile, networking, computers and so on. A strong Mercury signifies success in the above-mentioned areas. Mercury also controls the works related to telephone, telegraphs, e-mails, couriers and other types of posts."
I can't buy into that a planet formed over 4 billion years ago controls all communications. Like was that its purpose since the beginning of its formation? Or did someone decide that a planet needed to represent communication, and just pulled a planet name out of a hat and gave it that title?
Hot here the last few days - it's supposed to be near 90F today.
It is 90F, but feels like 93F. Still not too bad. We’re getting scattered/isolated showers from time to time. Supposed to do that most of the week here.
You know, it is surprising how ‘primitive’ people managed to figure a lot of stuff out. I mean, how long, and how much observation did it take to connect planets with physical actions? To know how to predict the future? They can only see the stars and planets certain times of the day, and how often did their information change over time as they had the ability to view planets they couldn’t see before? Cards and Rune Stones, and lines on body would be far easier to document than the ‘heavens.’
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First day of spring was yesterday - and it actually felt springlike!!!
Nothing of the sort last week when it seemed winter was eking out every last ounce it had left. Snowy one day, frosty all days, and pretty danged cold with lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s. I never really feel warm working outside - even after I get home and take a hot shower.
Hopefully yesterday's temperatures will stick around - it got up into the 50s! Ready to starting stripping some of those layers and layers of clothing I've been wearing to work.
It's been in the 60s the past two days! Nice weather brings out the customers, and my Boss Lady made a last minute decision to open the store full-time a week earlier than we'd discussed when I left on Friday; we really aren't ready to be open full-time, but I understand her point of view. Back to my regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
Hard to tell - it's still dark outside, but it's 35 degrees, and in the light of the streetlamp, I can see fine precipitation of some kind falling. And I don't hear rain hitting the roof of the porch overhang.
It started raining yesterday evening, and judging by the sound of it hitting that metal roof, it rained all night, quite hard at times. It's a very welcomed rain - it's been dust-bowl dry out there, and some of the little spring things starting to sprout out of the ground a couple of weeks ago, were starting to shrivel in the sun and wind.
But not the daffodils! Mine have started to bloom sunny-yellow!
It wasn't snowing the other morning - the rain tapered off to a fine mist.
A little moisture was all we needed it seemed (we got an inch of rain) - when I got home from work, the gardens were an explosion of green. Green with weeds!!! What-the-heck? It seems the Weed Fairy waved her magic wand during the day while I was gone, leaving me all kinds of weedy presents.
The moon last night was just too pretty to resist. Around 10pm, I went outside for a bit to sit on the back porch and bask in the full moonlight, and witnessed some weird-@ss full moon moment - at least, I'm attributing it to the full moon because weird-@ss sh!t always seems to happen when there's a full moon.
Rabbits. Everywhere. Not just one or two, or even three - there were a half dozen rabbits playing in the moonlight, chasing each other around the side yard, down to the ravine, then up the hill, making a big circle around and around again. It was like I'd stepped in to Watership Down. "What the heck are you guys doing?" I asked. They paused their chase to listen, but didn't answer.
The dog did though. She started barking like crazy from inside the house, the noise scattering the rabbits every which way.
Crazy weather here. The last three days have been glorious summer-like days. Temp Tuesday and yesterday hit 25C. It's set to change from today though with highs of only 8-9C. We've had some lovely clear night skies as well. You could see Orion's Belt really clearly. I retrieved Vox's telescope from storage, we are going to set it up and do some star-gazing.
The weather gave us quite a nasty little April Fool's Day joke - it snowed last night. It's still snowing.
We've had some lovely clear night skies as well. You could see Orion's Belt really clearly. I retrieved Vox's telescope from storage, we are going to set it up and do some star-gazing.
I read that April is supposed to be quite the month for stargazing: early in the month the Zodiacal Light, an eerie pyramid of light that extends from the horizon into the sky, is supposed to be visible. Then mid-month is the Lyrid meteor shower, and toward the end of the month is the year's first super moon.
Twenty-degrees yesterday morning (17F at work!). It's 39F this morning - hopefully it continue to get warmer during the day. It was brrr FMAO cold yesterday! Too cold for even the daffodils - they were all laying with their faces on the ground when I got home from work. I hope they perk up in the warmer temperatures. It's too soon for one of my favorite flowers to be done blooming!
Happy Belated Easter, Stepper. Hope it was a nice one for you and Steppette. Your little marshmallow bunny reminds me of an Easter meme a friend sent me - I wish I could post it here, because it made me laugh (probably only because jokes about the movie were our "thing"), but I can't find it on-line. It was that iconic scene from "The Birds" with Tippi Hedren sitting on a bench, completely unaware of the flock of birds landing on the metal structure behind her - only in the meme, the birds were yellow peeps.
Last week, LX had a freaky experience straight outta "The Birds" that wasn't funny or marshmallowy. She was driving home from work and seemingly for no reason her driver's side mirror and window completely "exploded", shattering and spraying glass all over her and the interior of the car. She couldn't figure out what happened, thinking someone side-wiped her, or even shot at the car. She pulled off the road, and called the police and the Boyfriend, who arrived at the same time. The only evidence of what happened was some feathers found stuck in the window frame, and a streak of blood along the side of the car - seems a bird hit the side-view mirror first, then bounced off the window. Thankfully, LX wasn't injured.
Back to winter weather here. Night temps near freezing and the days around 6-7C. Strong northerly winds make it feel colder. The temps are supposed to creep upwards over the next week. The nights have been too cloudy for star-gazing which is a shame.
We're not back to winter here, but I wish summer hadn't come on quite so strongly. We've had a couple days of 95F (35C) and today we got all the way down to 90 (32.22), but just a few miles west of us they been over 100F (37.77C). Steppet and I have both had both vaccines - Pfizer - with no symptoms post inoculation. I've known some people who did have a problem or two - chills, fever, and such. But even for them those issues all cleared up in a matter of hours and they tended to just sleep it off. One thing the weather guessers did mention was that compared to previous years we are in the vicinity of 24 inches shy of the amount of rain we should have received. Between the heat and lack of rain from last year, followed by the surprise cold snap earlier this year in February, there's an unusual number of dead trees around. Nearly all of the palm trees succumbed to the cold. The guessers are saying the rest of the week will be cooler due to clouds, and there are slight chance of light precipitations, but no one is celebrating yet. Like last year, we all know we are in serious need of rain here. Anyway, I hope you guys all get your vaccinations without any fuss or side affects.
It was a quiet Easter but we had a nice day. Except that stupid me! I forgot about getting a ham until it was too late. Duh! So, I made egg salad and we had sandwiches for Easter. I had to erase the eggs before we colored them though. I was tired and made a pencil mark on all the hard boiled eggs so we could tell which were hard and which were not. I was drifting off to sleep when it dawned on me that Easter = colored eggs - and that they would look a bit better without the pencil marks so I had to get up and spend some time erasing the pencil marks. Then a guy at work asked me why I simply didn't give them the spin test? Spin test? Evidently hard boiled eggs and raw eggs spin differently - enough that it's easy to tell the difference. Raw eggs wobble - hard boiled eggs just spin - at least that's what I've been told. Personally, I just hold them up to a light which obviously passes through a raw egg but not one that's hard boiled.
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