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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:05 am 
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SoCal just had it's second mini heat wave of the summer. Mid nineties for two days, now it's back in the high seventies. I'm sure a long one is on the way in August.

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We reached 105 Sunday and we are in the high 90's (98 today) and back to triple digits by Saturday.... :shock:


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^^^^^ Nice! ^^^^^

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Wellington's Forecast

Latest Reading

Updated: July the 18th, 10:45am.

Right about now according to the man: 12°C [53.6°F]

It's an easy: 15°C [59.0°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 13°C [55.4°F]

Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

Wind: 11km/hr. [6.8 mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 77%

Clothing: 75.0%

Today's Forecast

Mostly cloudy. A few spots of rain possible. South easterlies.

Sunday's Forecast

Cloudy periods. South easterlies dying out in the afternoon.

Sunday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]

Monday Max: 16°C [60.8°F] - Min: 10°C [50.0°F]

Tuesday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:53 am 
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We've had an excellent weekend weather wise, we managed to get out in it and soak up some rays
weak as they were.....very nice, even squeezed in a quickie bbq at a local beach, it was still a
little cold so Cookie (retired Girl Guide) built us a roaring fire.....

Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: July the 26th, 11:00pm.

Right about now according to the man: 9°C [48.2°F]

It's an easy: 15°C [59.0°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 13°C [55.4°F]

Min: 5°C [41.0°F]

Wind: 11km/hr. [6.8 mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 86%

Clothing: 75.0%

Today's Forecast

Fine. Light winds.

Monday's Forecast

Fine with light winds. Early frosts in sheltered places.

Monday Max: 13°C [55.4°F] - Min: 6°C [42.8°F]

Tuesday Max: 13°C [55.4°F] - Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

Wednesday Max: 13°C [55.4°F] - Min: 10°C [50.0°F]


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:55 pm 
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Location: >>==> Wellington, New Zealand.
We had a wee storm overnight, severe wind and window rattling thunder,
if we get wind in the valley it must have been really blowing out in the world.....

Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: 8th of August, 11:25am.

Right about now according to the man: 10°C [50.0°F]

It's an easy: 15°C [59.0°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 10°C [50.0°F]

Min: 5°C [41.0°F]

Wind: 48km/hr. [29.8mph]

Rain Today: 0.3

Humidity: 82%

Clothing: 99.9%

Today's Forecast

Showers, clearing in the afternoon to fine spells. Strong southerlies easing this evening.

Sunday's Forecast

Morning cloud clearing to fine. North westerlies developing in the morning.

Sunday Max: 13°C [55.4°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]

Monday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]

Tuesday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:18 pm 
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Location: >>==> Wellington, New Zealand.
Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, still a little chilly but we managed a little outside time.....


Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: 16th of August, 3:01pm.

Right about now according to the man: 11°C [51.8°F]

It's an easy: 15°C [59.0°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 11°C [51.8°F]

Min: 4°C [39.2°F]

Wind: 19km/hr. [11.8mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 70%

Clothing: 99.9%

Today's Forecast

Mostly cloudy, but fine breaks developing in the afternoon. Chance of showers until evening.
Southerlies becoming light tonight.

Monday's Forecast

Fine with areas of morning frosts. Light winds.

Monday Max: 12°C [53.6°F] - Min: 4°C [39.2°F]

Tuesday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

Wednesday Max: 15°C [59.2°F] - Min: 11°C [51.8°F]


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:53 am 
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Flirting with another 100 degree day, not an overly common occurrence here.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:24 am 
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Meteorologists seek to confirm 130-degree Death Valley temp

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An automated measuring system in California's Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed.

The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek near the park's visitor center, the National Weather Service said in a statement that described the measurement as preliminary and not yet official.

“If verified, this will be the hottest temperature officially verified since July of 1913, also at Death Valley. As this is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will need to undergo a formal review," the statement said.

The location holds the world record for highest temperature ever recorded — 134 degrees (56.67 Celsius) — set on July 10, 1913. That record, however, remains in dispute.


The World Meteorological Organization said in a tweet that it also will work to verify Sunday's measurement.

“This would be the hottest global temperature officially recorded since 1931," it said.

That temperature was 131 degrees (55 Celsius) recorded in Kebili, Tunisia, on July 7, 1931, and it also is disputed.

Death Valley, an austere landscape in the desert of southeastern California, includes Badwater Basin, which at 282 feet (85.9 meters) below sea level is the lowest point in North America.

Summer heat is so routinely extreme that tourists are warned to drink at least a gallon (4 liters) of water each day, carry additional water in their cars, stay close to their vehicles and watch themselves and others for dizziness, nausea and other symptoms of potentially deadly heat illness.


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We did the family camping thing a lot when I was young. I remember Death Valley 1969. High winds blew the tent down at night, so we packed up and left at 3am. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:22 pm 
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100deg. today 5mi. from the beach.

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Here in Santa Cruz, it's been over 100 degrees for over a week. On Saturday night we had a big thunderstorm, which sparked several wildfires. One of those fires - near the San Mateo County line - is throwing up tons of smoke and ash, which has been carried by the prevailing wind right into Santa Cruz. The sky has a very creepy orange tint; near sunset the Sun turns a deep red; and everything is covered in ash, that drifts down like snowflakes.

When it finally cools down at night, I usually open the windows and turn on the fans. But because of the smoke, I can't do that now.

I've ordered an air purifier, which is supposed to arrive tomorrow. With any luck the heatwave will snap, and the fire crews will get a handle on these fires.

After that we'll still have Trump, the pandemic and the fucked up economy. But that's for another thread...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Location: >>==> Wellington, New Zealand.
The California fires look really serious MTF

'Antarctic blob'
weather system chilling Australia,
keeping New Zealand warm for now

Michael Daly·13:24, August the 21st, 2020.

An “Antarctic blob” weather system that is bringing stormy weather and snow to unusually
low levels in southeast Australia is helping keep New Zealand warm for now.

Up to 15cm [5.9 inches] of snow has fallen overnight in the Thredbo and Perisher ski resorts
in southern New South Wales, and up to 10cm [3.9 inches] was possible in the central west of NSW
from Friday into Saturday in places such as Orange and Oberon, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Senior meteorologist Ben Domensino, from commercial weather information provider
Weather-zone, linked the wintry blast, which includes damaging winds, to a large area of
upper level cold air that originated near Antarctica. He called it an “Antarctic blob”.

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In Melbourne, where most people are largely confined to their homes because of a Covid-19
lockdown, day time highs are expected to top 13°C [55.4°F] for several days as an “Antarctic blob”
brings a wintry blast to southeastern Australia.

The weather event was “quite unusual”, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) told the ABC.
Snow could fall to as low as 500 metres [.31 miles] above sea level, for the first time in about
15 years.

On this side of the Tasman Sea temperatures are warmer than usual for the time of year,
and are notably warmer than normal during the night.

“There’s a low develops in the Tasman. That’s helping keep temperatures warmer
(in New Zealand).
Because it’s in the Tasman and we’re east of it, we get northerly winds,”
Met-Service meteorologist Tui McInnes said.

“Australia gets the southerly winds. All their air is coming from down south.”

By Tuesday, winds over New Zealand would start turning toward the south, but by then they
would not be coming from as far to the south as the winds now over parts of Australia, McInnes said.

“There is a little bit of a potential late Wednesday, possibly Thursday for temperatures to drop
down a bit, but that’s still up in the air.”

Met-Service was predicting snow to 600m [.37 miles] in the Canterbury High Country, snow
flurries to 500m [.31 miles] in Southland, and snow possibly lowering to 500m [.31 miles]
in the Southern Lakes area on Tuesday.

For now, temperatures were warmer than normal across much of the country, McInnes said.

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Some snow could fall to 500 metres [.31 miles] in the South Island next week
but New Zealand should avoid the wintry blast from near Antarctica sweeping across
southeast Australia.

Overnight temperatures were much warmer than normal.
“We’ve had northeast to northwest winds constantly and that helps to keep the temperature up.”

Overnight, a combination of cloud, rain and wind had kept temperatures from dropping.

For example, in Palmerston North the average overnight minimum temperature for August was:
5.4°C [41.7°F], but overnight Friday it was not expected to drop below 10°C [50.0°F].

In contrast, the average maximum day time temperature for the month was about 14°C [57.2°F]
and for Friday the forecast high was 15°C [59.0°F].

For the weekend, in the North Island, eastern areas and the very south look to have
the better of the weather, and could get few if any showers.

Saturday could be largely dry for much of the South Island, with conditions deteriorating on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Weather-zone’s Domensino noted earlier this week that bushfires were burning in northeastern NSW.
But there were fewer than 10 fires, compared to more than 70 a year earlier as Australia headed
into a horror bushfire season.

This week BOM moved its estimate of the chance of a La Nina weather pattern to alert status.
That means BOM considers there’s a 70 per cent chance of a La Nina in 2020, roughly three times
higher than usual.

La Nina typically resulted in above-average winter and spring rainfall in Australia,
particularly across eastern, central and northern regions.
It could also bring an earlier start to the first rains of the wet season across the north.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/weathe ... rm-for-now


Last night we had a pretty good thunder storm beating the bushes.....

Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: 22nd of August, 1:15pm.

Right about now according to the man: 13°C [55.4°F]

It's an easy: 15°C [59.0°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 15°C [59.0°F]

Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

Wind: 7km/hr. [4.3mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 87%

Clothing: 99.9%

Today's Forecast

Fine. Light winds.

Sunday's Forecast

Fine spells. One or two showers possible, then rain overnight. Light winds, then north easterlies
developing in the evening.

Sunday Max: 16°C [60.8°F] - Min: 10°C [50.0°F]

Monday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

Tuesday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 7°C [44.6°F]


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:13 am 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
The California fires look really serious MTF


True true. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26737&start=525#p880399

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Had a couple of mini-heat waves, but nothing too serious (90f/32c), they seemed to break and now it's really nice (75f=24c). I'm hoping the 10-day forecast holds, I'll put the fall broccoli and kale in this weekend :)

Still pretty lush out there though for 8/26, I'm in denial about the days gettin' shorter and all that.

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Things are cooling to the mid 90's and the smoke has really reduced we had the worst air in the world for about a week or so, I actually saw stars last night... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:10 pm 
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We're hoping to drop down to the eighties by Friday.
It's not so much the day heat, it's the fact that it doesn't cool into the sixties at night.
Finally, last night it did.

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Location: >>==> Wellington, New Zealand.
We had a mega hail storm overnight that temporarily transformed the backyard into a winter wonderland.....

Come on spring!

Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: 29th of August, 9:45am.

Right about now according to the man: 13°C [55.4°F]

It's an easy: 17°C [62.6°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 15°C [59.0°F]

Min: 10°C [50.0°F]

Wind: 32km/hr. [19.8mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 79%

Clothing: 99.9%

Today's Forecast

Fine spells and brief morning showers. Strong north westerlies.

Sunday's Forecast

Fine. Strong north westerlies.

Sunday Max: 15°C [59.0°F] - Min: 11°C [51.8°F]

Monday Max: 15°C [59.0°F] - Min: 10°C [50.0°F]

Tuesday Max: 15°C [59.0°F] - Min: 6°C [42.8°F]

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'Dangerous' heat wave forecast for Southern California's Labor Day weekend



Mother Nature will crank up the temperature across Southern California over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the National Weather Service said.
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A dangerous heat wave is likely as upper-level high pressure over the Southwest strengthens and expands across the Western third of the country. Temperatures could reach record levels, especially Saturday and Sunday, the weather service warned.

This weather will be "just as hot, or maybe a little hotter, and potentially more dangerous" than the last heat wave, although it isn't expected to be as sticky and humid, according to Joe Sirard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

"This is at the high end of heat waves for our area, with highs of 115 possible in the San Fernando Valley," he said.

Sirard urged caution, noting that "bad things can happen with this kind of heat." He urged people to curtail outdoor activity because heat stroke is a real possibility.

Very warm overnight lows will provide little relief, and officials urged people to check on loved ones, especially older people. He also "highly recommended" that people curtail hiking in the mountains, including the Santa Monicas.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the valley and interior areas for Friday morning through Monday evening, and beginning Saturday morning in the coastal areas.

Gusty northerly winds and dry conditions will promote elevated to near-critical fire weather as firefighters continue to battle historic blazes across the state.

The San Fernando Valley may see highs of 108 to 115 degreesImage, while the San Gabriel Valley could reach 103 to 112. Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley could see temperatures as high as 112 degrees, and downtown Los Angeles will probably be in the low 100s, Sirard said.

High pressure will suppress the marine layer, and the beaches will reach temperatures in the mid-80s to 90 degrees.

Although there will be a little monsoonal moisture, and cumulus clouds may form over the mountains, but no thunderstorms are anticipated, forecasters said.

Sirard described conditions as "moderately dry" with some offshore flow — not as humid as the last hot spell, but not as dry as Santa Ana conditions.

"This high-pressure ridge is the first North Pacific system we've seen this season," climatologist Bill Patzert said. "This is Santa Ana-ish. This is a three-day, triple-digit, dangerous event.

"Extreme heat waves are killers, especially for those who don't have or can't afford air conditioning," he said.

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^^^^^ Stay cool Daveo ^^^^^

Wellington's Forecast

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Updated: 5th of September, 20:55.

Right about now according to the man: 15°C [59.0°F]

It's an easy: 17°C [62.6°F] in on and around the cave

Max: 14°C [57.2°F]

Min: 13°C [55.4°F]

Wind: 28km/hr. [17.3mph]

Rain Today: 0.0

Humidity: 87%

Clothing: 99.9%

Today's Forecast

Often cloudy with patchy drizzle, mostly in the North. North Westerlies, strong in exposed places.

Sunday's Forecast

Cloudy. Occasional rain, mainly in the North, becoming widespread and persistent in the evening as gale Northerlies gusting 90km/h [55.9mph] turning Southerly.

Sunday Max: 14°C [57.2°F] - Min: 8°C [46.4°F]

Monday Max: 11°C [51.8°F] - Min: 6°C [42.8°F]

Tuesday Max: 13°C [55.4°F] - Min: 9°C [48.2°F]

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Sunday was one of the hottest days ever recorded in Southern California. A tally of historic heat


Sunday's heat wave broke all-time high temperature records in some areas.

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But even where the broiling temperatures didn't set all-time records, the conditions were unbearable for many and marked the hottest conditions in years.

The National Weather Service called Sunday "one of the hottest days since official weather records began across much of Southwestern California." Officials noted the heat peaked in the afternoon, but cooling overnight was minimal.

Woodland Hills made national headlines with a 121-degree reading that marked the hottest temperature ever recorded at an official National Weather Service station in Los Angeles County.

Other locations to hit all-time highs:

Escondido 115 degrees
Paso Robles 117
Idyllwild 104
Chino 121
Van Nuys Airport 118
San Luis Obispo Airport 117
Dozens of other locations hit new highs for the day:

Los Angeles County
Stunt Ranch 122 degrees
Winnetka 122
Northridge 120
Chatsworth 119
Topanga 118
Beverly Hills (Highlands) 118
West Hills 118
Porter Ranch 117
Duarte 117
Malibu Canyon 117
Agoura Hills 116
Santa Fe Dam 116
Malibu Lake 115
Saugus 115
San Rafael Hills 115
Santa Clarita 115
Pasadena 114
La Crescenta 114
Sierra Madre 114
Rancho Palos Verdes 113
Bouquet Canyon 113

Ventura County
Fillmore (Foothills) 120 degrees
Oak View 120
Thousand Oaks Civic Center 119
Fillmore Fish Hatchery 118
Ojai 118
Harmon 118
Cheeseboro 117
Piru 117
Westlake Village 116
East Simi Valley 116
Aliso Canyon 115
Casitas 115
Santa Paula 113
Ozena 111
Moorpark 111
Newbury Park 110

Santa Barbara County
Solvang 122 degrees
Los Prietos 119
Santa Ynez Airport 117
Refugio Hills 115
San Marcos Pass 115
Gaviota Pass 114
Mission Creek 113
Carpinteria Hills 112
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 112
West Cuyama 111
Montecito Hills 111
Lompoc Hills 110
Gaviota Beach 109
Santa Barbara city 102

San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande 117 degrees
Atascadero 115
Santa Margarita Booster 114
Las Tablas 114
Hearst Castle 109
La Panza 108
Branch Mountain 105
Davis Peak 104

Orange County
Anaheim 105 degrees
Santa Ana 110

Riverside County
Palm Springs 120 degrees
Riverside 117
Indio 116

Sunday turned out to be even hotter in many areas than Saturday, when more records were broken.

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As you've probably heard, we in California didn't sweep our forests enough, and we're paying for it with gigantic fires.

Today, Big Swifty and Associates sent their new brown clouds into the San Francisco Bay Area, and then down my way to Santa Cruz. They arrived about noon.

It was very creepy. The Sun turned a dull magenta, so dim that you could look directly at it. The rest of the sky became a ghastly pinkish-orange: the kind of color that only an expert photographer could capture with a camera.

By two o'clock, you couldn't see the Sun anymore. The sky had faded to an orangeish-brown.

By three o'clock, it was so dark that the streetlights came on. The solar panels on my roof disconnected because there wasn't enough light to run the inverter. Usually this happens about twenty minutes after sunset. Today it happened four and a half hours before sunset. You could hear crickets.

When the Sun set - at 7:30 - it was dark as midnight.

Tomorrow's another day.... hopefully. Today was only half a day...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
It was very creepy. The Sun turned a dull magenta, so dim that you could look directly at it. The rest of the sky became a ghastly pinkish-orange: the kind of color that only an expert photographer could capture with a camera.

By two o'clock, you couldn't see the Sun anymore. The sky had faded to an orangeish-brown.

By three o'clock, it was so dark that the streetlights came on. The solar panels on my roof disconnected because there wasn't enough light to run the inverter. Usually this happens about twenty minutes after sunset. Today it happened four and a half hours before sunset. You could hear crickets.

When the Sun set - at 7:30 - it was dark as midnight.

Almost the exact same thing up here in Oregon. Stay safe down there MFT!!

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