FEBRUARY 2018 - Roller Coaster WX To End February

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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby DoctorMu » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:50 pm

jasons wrote:
DoctorMu wrote: Layer up and walk or run!


I did both. It still sucks. :evil:



Still beats stinging, dripping wet in the eyes and heat index of 110°F! You won't catch me complaining in a Texas "winter."

For awhile, we lived near Chicago as a kid. We walked to school (about a mile) unless the high was going to be below 0°F or the snow plows could not clear the major streets - that took over 8 in of snow to do that. :lol:
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby jasons » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:01 pm

As a Florida native, I’d rather my eyes sting a little from the sweat than the ice cold air. I don’t care for 110 heat indices either, but if I had to choose between the two, I’ll take the heat and go for a swim. I could never move up north.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby Heat Miser » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:54 pm

jasons wrote:As a Florida native, I’d rather my eyes sting a little from the sweat than the ice cold air. I don’t care for 110 heat indices either, but if I had to choose between the two, I’ll take the heat and go for a swim. I could never move up north.

Yup, I grew up here and prefer the heat over the cold. Somehow I get acclimated to the heat a whole lot easier than the cold. From the first real cold blast until the warmth of Spring I'm constantly uncomfortable and looking for ways to get warm. Enough of Winter already, bring on Spring.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby TexasBreeze » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:11 pm

I can deal with cold days, but these cold cloudy rainy days that have frequented lately are getting very old and the sun needs to come out for more than 1 day.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby mckinne63 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:33 pm

KHOU BLake wrote:Could be in for a repeat of this very same set up next weekend. MOS and other guidance may be way too warm. Anybody else LOVING this winter?


Me!!!!! Grew up in Wisconsin, have been in Texas for 32 years now, but still think wearing shorts anytime between December thru February is just wrong. :lol:
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby DoctorMu » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:27 pm

TexasBreeze wrote:I can deal with cold days, but these cold cloudy rainy days that have frequented lately are getting very old and the sun needs to come out for more than 1 day.


We've been a little luckier, and have had more days when the sun has been out, even with the overrun we've had the last couple of weeks. I'll take upper 30s and sun over 50° and rain for sure. But you have to be careful what you wish for around here. We want reservoirs full for the summer, and enough wetted grass to keep temps down a little in the summer. The Woodlands and Houston see a lot more rain in the summer than we do. Not so many plants survive, and our water is full of alkaline-producing Na+... and thus watering is only the lesser of two evils...and expensive, especially for its corrosive properties!
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby DoctorMu » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:30 pm

harp wrote:Yep, that SE ridge is keeping the cold air from getting to us over here.


A little concerned with the pattern change we might see a strong severe season and thus large, damaging hail and tornadoes come March and April.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby TexasBreeze » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Oh rain is good and thunderstorms too! Just not with upper 30's and 40's.
Usually cold coastal waters put a damper on severe weather season around here due to more low clouds and fog ahead of troughs and fronts.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby DoctorMu » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Thunder sleet in the area this afternoon. I've heard rumbles, but no wintry precip to report IMBY.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2018 - Strong Arctic Front & Slowly Warming Tem

Postby DoctorMu » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:37 pm

TexasBreeze wrote:Oh rain is good and thunderstorms too! Just not with upper 30's and 40's.
Usually cold coastal waters put a damper on severe weather season around here due to more low clouds and fog ahead of troughs and fronts.


I think the cap usually is an important shield that keeps severe season around Houston less severe. We'll see tornadoes every other or third year in the College Station area. From Hearne and increasingly north, every severe season is an adventure
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