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...PORN SKIPPING BUMP...

That fucking worked well, eh?!

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...PORN SKIPPING BUMP...

That fucking worked well, eh?!


Porn Wars..... :wink:

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Weather: Cold blast brings 'winter-like temperatures'
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A fast-moving cold blast has hit New Zealand on Saturday, leaving behind "winter-like temperatures" in the South Island as it moves up the country.

"A front is making its way northwards over New Zealand today leaving another cold airmass in its wake," Met Service says.

"This is a fast-moving feature and will end just south of thhti Auckland by tonight."

NIWA says it's going to be windy in the South Island and lower North Island, with westerlies becoming southerly.

There will also be "winter-like temperatures" in the South Island, arriving in the lower/eastern North Island on Sunday.

Rain radar shows the front bringing rain to northern Westland, and Buller across to Canterbury.

"Severe weather watches are in force for wind, rain and snow along the South Island currently as the front leaves another cold airmass in its wake," MetService says.

Road snowfall warnings have been issued for Lewis Pass, Arthur's Pass, Porters Pass, Lindis Pass, Crown Range Road, and Milford Road.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:14 am 
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Well, we're not there yet, a lot of green still, but we're definitely heading Orion side...

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I'm waiting for a shot in this area, probably next weekend, when the distant trees go orange, for a telephoto backdrop to the dead trees in the water...I shot it last year but accidentally had the camera on too low res...then the leaves were gone).

But you CAN find areas of peak, I think peak will be by the end of the week...

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'Till then, it's possible to ride on in denial that summer's not over, I prefer the denial route..

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Hang in there Mr. Ghost, warm weather's comin'.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:28 pm 
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Our weathers been a real mixed bag, storms one day blazing sun the next,
the temperatures are still below par, but we're hanging in.....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:41 pm 
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Here.s our 10 Day Weather, (though it appears it's gonna last 14)...

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(about 14c -17c days)


This was yesterday...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Holy shit from shinola, starting early with the wild jet stream swings this year, 59f/15c yesterday, 22f/-5.5 now. Broke out ALL my winter cycling clothes and did 15miles/24k and I am NOT acclimated...holy fuck, we're supposed to ease into this shit.

Should be interesting winter, the jet stream was pretty was wild last year and the ocean is a few degrees warmer...anyone say superstorms?

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Eastern half of nation to be swallowed by deep freeze as Arctic blasts surge south


And another wild swing next week:
"At the same time, the next front will be quietly collecting itself across the country’s northern tier, spanning Montana, the Dakotas and Minnesota. On Sunday, it will pass through Nebraska, Kansas and the Corn Belt. On Monday, it could reach from the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast to the Ohio River and eventually the eastern Great Lakes and New England. This one could be even sharper, more defined and more dramatic than its predecessor."

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“The significance of below normal temperatures look to be noteworthy,” wrote the National Weather Service’s Chicago office. “Current forecast highs for Monday, Veterans Day, are the coldest on record for that date.” The coldest high temperatures on Nov. 10, 11 and 12 have been 28 degrees — with records dating back to 1872. Lows will drop to the middle teens."

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 pm 
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...out there this morning...

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18 degrees and leaves still on my trees...
...that's fucked up :shock:

(-7c)

It probably killed all my broccoli, I'm afraid to look...


Arctic blast brings record-breaking temperatures across the U.S.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond, thanks to what it calls an "arctic airmass" that started in Siberia and has been spilling over a big chunk of the Midwest and East Coast.

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"This is an air mass that's more typical for the middle of January than mid-November," said Birk.

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mid to upper 50s today through the weekend, with a low in the mid 40s. I love fall weather in the Pacific Northwest :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Wellington's Forecast

Updated: November, 16th, 19:15.

Right about now: 18°C (64.4°F)

Today

Maximum:17°C (62.6°F) Minimum:14°C (57.2°F)

Wind:48 km/hr (29.8 mph)

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 74%

Clothing: Absolutely

Cloudy. Patchy drizzle, turning to rain this evening. Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places.

Sunday's Forecast

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Gale north westerlies.

Sunday: Maximum:18.0°C (64.4°F) Minimum: 12.0°C (53.6°F)

Monday: Maximum: 16.0°C (60.8°F) Minimum: 10.0°C (50.0°F)

Tuesday: Maximum: 16.0°C (60.8°F) Minimum: 13.0°C (55.4°F)

four seasons in one day seems to be trending right now, with short sharp bursts
of wind and rain with a little lackluster sunshine in between.....I'm over it.....

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:34 pm 
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I love fall weather in the Pacific Northwest :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



You lucky dog...you live in fucking drama country!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:50 am 
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I love fall weather in the Pacific Northwest :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



You lucky dog...you live in fucking drama country!

drama country? Like films?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:00 pm 
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Our mountains are like 2000 foot, and they're all rounded off and are...

Your mountains...
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Our mountains...
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Your skiing...
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Our skiing...
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Just kidding, we do have better skiing, but most below 2000 feet...and same for the rest of the countryside....

It's not bad here, but nothing compared to the northwest....you got drama :)

Can't see no steelhead swimming,
cant find no gems,
can't drop a rock into a 140 foot box canyon for the echo,
nor see a volcano,
nor a nurse tree
nor hear an elk
can't swim in the hotspring
can't ski no powder
can't see an evening sunset, (we get dawn),
nor buy a corvette :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:46 pm 
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We do have this cold-assed place though...
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Mt Washington summit, world record wind...

For nearly sixty-two years, Mount Washington, New Hampshire held the world record for the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth: 231 miles per hour, recorded April 12, 1934 by Mount Washington Observatory staff.

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The Mount Washington record was toppled in 1996 when an unmanned instrument station in Barrow Island, Australia recorded a new record of 253 miles per hour during Typhoon Olivia. Though the Observatory record fell, it’s a very human story, and it still stands as the highest surface wind speed ever observed by man.

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back in 2011:

248km/h (154mph): The highest gust of wind ever recorded in Wellington.

29km/h (18mph): The average wind speed at Wellington Airport.

104km/h (64mph): The highest gust at Wellington Airport this spring.

233: The number of days winds topped gale-force speed in Wellington's windiest year.....

We had the full range today, beautiful hot morning, torrential rain and gale force winds for lunch and here we are around seven thirtyish in the evening and the late sun is just blasting in.....

there was a tornado down in the South Island, ripped off a couple of roofs.....we're not really a tornado country, so that was a surprise.....

Low of: 9.0°C-(48.2°F)

High of: 18.0°C-(64.4°F) 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:47 am 
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baddy wrote:
Our mountains are like 2000 foot, and they're all rounded off and are...

Your mountains...
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Our mountains...
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Your skiing...
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Our skiing...
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Just kidding, we do have better skiing, but most below 2000 feet...and same for the rest of the countryside....

It's not bad here, but nothing compared to the northwest....you got drama :)

Can't see no steelhead swimming,
cant find no gems,
can't drop a rock into a 140 foot box canyon for the echo,
nor see a volcano,
nor a nurse tree
nor hear an elk
can't swim in the hotspring
can't ski no powder
can't see an evening sunset, (we get dawn),
nor buy a corvette :)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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It's extremely dry here and they may turn of everyone in the foothills electricity again... :P


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:31 am 
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Well, this is pretty much what we got now, just cold and grey riding untill March.

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"Heading Orion Side"

The only alterations will be when the snow and ice gets dumped on top of it...which we're all enthusiastic about as you can tell...

...but that's good news for our Grey_Ghost though, so it's not all bad....

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We've just come out the other end of some wild weather locally.....


Thunderstorm watch: 100,000 lightning strikes across the country
Georgia Forrester and Tim O'Connell·18:07, December 7th, 2019.

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Road damage on the West Coast.

It's a stormy weekend ahead, with most of the country expected to see thunderstorms, lightning and rain.

In the past 24-hours, there have been almost 100,000 lightning strikes over New Zealand and surrounding waters, with some of those strikes associated with the severe thunderstorms over Westland, Met-Service stated.

The South Island's West Coast has been hammered by heavy rain and thunderstorms, causing power outages, slips and road closures.

State Highway 6 remained closed from Hokitika to Makarora, Otago.

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Fox Hills stretch of State Highway 6.

The section of highway from Haast to Makarora was expected to re-open to one lane on Sunday at 10am and close again at 4pm.

Westland District Mayor Bruce Smith said the worst of the weather appeared to be over and it was good news the road would be re-opened from Haast tomorrow.

Slips to the south of Hari Hari near Mt Hercules would take some time to fix, he said.

"It's a significant problem."

The road closure was very negative for tourism businesses in the region, Smith said.

"It's not just the day or two that it take for them to re-open, it's the loss of confidence that the operators have. Every time something like this happens they are

questioning how viable it is to come this way, where there is always a risk of road closure."

"The residents are very very resilient. They're West Coasters, and this is not unusual and it's certainly not unusual in spring time."

The last time the region was hit by similar weather disruption was in 1988 when the Grey River flooded, Smith said.

"So it's been a while but it's not unusual."

Smith said the road closures were not preventable.

"...it's nature...it's about a bad storm with close to 400 mm [of rainfall] and we've just got a very wet spring.

There's certainly nothing wrong with our roads, our roads are as good as anywhere but when a mountain slides down on a road you've got to clear it."

A severe thunderstorm warning and a heavy rain warning for parts of the West

A state of emergency has also been declared in Timaru after the "significant" flooding, which was a one in 20 years event.

The national forecaster is warning residents to be aware of torrential rain and hail, which could cause flash flooding and rising streams and rivers.

On Wednesday, more than 2000 sandbags were sent to Queenstown, Wanaka and parts of Central Otago to prepare for possible flooding.

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Lightning and thunder kept many South Canterbury residents awake overnight.

Water was running down streets in Wanaka on Saturday, after heavy rain caused surface flooding, and a handful of roads are closed.

Timaru residents also experienced thunderstorms on Saturday morning. A severe thunderstorm watch was in place on Saturday for the Canterbury High Country and also Nelson ranges.

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Lightning in Timaru.

In south Canterbury, SH1 was closed after the Rangitata River broke its banks and campers have been told to evacuate. While SH6 on the West Coast was also closed due to multiple slips.

The Arthur's Pass SH73 route between the West Coast and Canterbury was down to a single lane on Saturday afternoon.

Police have also been contacted by residents concerned about the rising water level of the Hokitika River, as well as reports of flooding at the Whataroa Gorge camp ground.

West Coast Civil Defence spokeswoman Erica Andrews said the Westland Emergency Operations Centre was activated.

Christchurch is predicted to have a wet and thundery day on Saturday, which will clear in the evening. A high of 26°C (78.8°F) is forecast.

Dunedin residents can expect some showers throughout the day, with a high of 23°C (73.4°F) forecast.

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Slips and flooding are causing issues for motorists and authorities on the West Coast of the South Island. Here, the damage to the road at the foot of Mount Hercules, near Whataroa is apparent.

Met Service meteorologist Andy Best said there were warm, moist winds and unstable weather across many parts of the South Island - the perfect conditions for thunderstorms to form.

The unstable northwest flow would also likely cause thunderstorms to form near Nelson on Saturday, with 25-45mm of rain expected.

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Water runs down Wanaka's streets.

But the North Island was also in for some wet and thundery weather on Saturday afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in place for Northland, thhti Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupō, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay until Saturday evening.

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Heavy rain has caused surface flooding in Wanaka.

There's a moderate risk of thunderstorms occurring, with 25mm-40mm of rain expected during heavy downpours in Northland. During these thunderstorms, hail was also possible.

Auckland residents can expect a warm, wet day with a high of 26°C (78.8°F) predicted, while 32°C (89.6°F) is forecast for Whangarei.

Wellingtonians will have a wet blustery Saturday, with a high of 20°C (68.0°F) expected.

A strong wind watch was also in place for the capital and Wairarapa until Saturday evening, with nor-west winds possibly turning to severe gales.

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Large volumes of water flow down Rangatata River after heavy rain in the area.

A moderate risk of thunderstorms was also in place for Taranaki, particularly from Saturday evening.

The rain was set to hang around for many parts of the country on Sunday, especially in the north, with strong winds also expected in Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.

Met Service has also warned of more thunderstorms across the country on Sunday.

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There's a risk for thunderstorms for many parts of the country on Saturday.

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Heavy rain caused a slip near Haast earlier this week.

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Most of Saturday night and Sunday morning we were pounded
by one of the most spectacular thunder storms I've ever seen,
we got quite a lot of rain but thankfully around our way the flooding was minor.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:53 pm 
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We're havin' one of these...
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Which is not too bad really, it's been bringing up warm air from the south, pushing out the cold that had a hold.

We're in for some wind tonight.

58f/15c, warm air made a lot of fog...



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A Pink Floyd kind of a ride today...

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^^^^^ brrrrr very nice ^^^^^

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These were the fog yesterday, but from phone...

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lol....course you can't plan for everything..

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Wellington's Forecast

Latest reading

Updated: December the 16th, 19:50

right about now according to the man: 20°C (68.0°F)

Ha! it's a cozy 25°C (77°F) in the cave

Max: 20°C (68.0°F)

Min: 16°C (60.8°F)

Wind: 28 km/hr. (17.3mph)

Rain Today: 3.4

Humidity: 73%

Clothing: 50% to 70%

Today's Forecast

Cloudy periods and a few showers. Northerlies, strong at times.

Tuesday's Forecast

Occasional rain, possibly heavy at times from the afternoon.
Strong northerlies, changing to southerly overnight.

Tuesday Max: 22°C (71.6°F) Min: 10°C (50.0°F)

Wednesday Max: 16°C (60.8°F) Min: 10°C (50.0°F)

Thursday Max: 18°C (64.4°F) Min: 13°C (55.4°F)


Apparently the thunder storms that pounded us
10 days ago could be returning later in the week.....
at least it's warm.....

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As we swing through the deepest night tonight (only 9 hours of day today), the map below shows 9pm, with Orion about to make a midnight swing high overhead due south.

Beyond Orion you can see the Milky Way, which is actually mostly the Orion Arm itself, on which we live on the inner "thigh" of, a little after where it splits off the main Sagittarius arm, (which is behind us at midnight this time of the year), so yes, we're sorta sleeping at the Y.

You might notice when Orion swings due south (NGP/Polaris near top of map is center of rotation), so will the plane of the galaxy, so yes, we are standing up straight, but in parallel with the plane of the galaxy; it's vertical behind Orion, not horizontal at midnight.

Living on the the inner side of the Orion arm, 2/3rds of the way out the galactic disk, looking through the Orion arm is the shortest way to look out through the plane of the disk; Sagittarius, behind us at midnight tonight, is the way to the center of our galaxy, we see it at midnight in the Summer on the other side of our orbit, (right now the Sun's in the way).

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...and the good news is...

...the fucking days are getting longer!

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Cohuna Forecast Weather :mrgreen:

Mon
Partly Cloudy
36°C-14°C
Tue
Mostly Sunny
37°C-17°C
Wed
Mostly Sunny
37°C-17°C
Thu
Mostly Sunny
37°C-17°C
Fri
Sunny
40°C-22°C
Sat
Partly Cloudy
42°C-27°C
Sun
Partly Cloudy
42°C-27°C
Mon
Cloudy
42°C-17°C
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