What Will the Next Season Bring?


El Nino Still Strengthening, Likely Into Spring 2016, NOAA Says

From the article:

El Niño has an 80 percent chance of lasting into early spring 2016, according to an updated forecast released on Thursday by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA). NOAA also reported that there is a greater than 90 percent chance of El Niño lasting through the upcoming winter.


Weather History


Four Weather Events in History Mistaken for the Apocalypse

From the article:

In the vast expanse of geologic time, the Earth has endured massive extinction events powerful enough to extinguish the lives of nearly every plant and creature on the planet.

Yes, it’s called “The Flood” and through favor in God’s eyes….Noah and his family survived.

It is possible humanity will meet a similar fate in the future, which has modern prophets everywhere warning that the end is near, despite numerous failed predictions throughout history.

I have a different opinion on that of course.


I’ll Take It


The National Weather Service

From the site:

Above-normal temperatures will prevail across central U.S.

Temperatures will be well above-normal across much of the central Plains and Midwest on Monday, with highs in the 80s for many locations. Temperatures will plummet sharply on Tuesday, however, as a cold front moves through. Meanwhile, rain is expected across parts of the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies and Great Lakes, with more snow forecast for northern New England.


Baby, It’s Freezing Outside!


Wind Chill Map, Look If You Dare

(The “link” has been updated.)

I’m in the -15 to -18 range.

And this is not the first time I wish I lived someplace else, lol.

Now…I don’t believe in luck, bad or otherwise, but gee whiz. I just started physical therapy this past Thursday. Yes, it was pretty cold that day too.

I’d heard it was going to be really frigid today, so what do I do. but call ahead (last night) and make sure they are going to be open. As it happened….of course! they were going to be open. Since it was only my second actual day of them putting me through my paces, uh agony. I thought I’d better show up.

You know that old saying…no pain, no gain. In physical therapy it should be no pain, more pain!, lol. I’m not telling my physical therapists that…they may not appreciate the joke on their behalf.

Yes, I have two. One for a neck sprain. Yes, you can sprain your neck. I’ve been told it’s worse than spraining other parts of your body…as I’m finding out. It can have long lasting consequences. Which means that you can have problems with your neck the rest of your life, I’m mean my life.

I’m not sure if I want to admit how I did this but….  (It happened mid-September 2014) . My BF and I were getting ready to go out shopping. He started to chat with his neighbor and I was wanting to sit down in the car while I waited. My knee’s were bothering me. (Arthritis, that’s where the other therapist come in…) There happened to be a large tub of powdered detergent sitting on the seat. I thought….I’ll just move this off the seat. Sure, all 30+ pounds of it. I did it one handed. By the time I realized how heavy it was it was just a little below where the seat was. Too low to try to put it back on the seat so I sat it on the ground. Yup, that’s all it took.


Blizzard, Then Dud, Then Blizzard Again


Blizzard of 2015 final snow totals: Who got the most?

 From the article:

If you think the Blizzard of 2015 was a complete dud, don’t tell that to people living on the end of Long Island or in Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Maine.

They got dumped on. They are still digging out.

First it’s a blizzard, then it’s a dud, then it’s a blizzard again. Gee….make up your mind already.

Right now in Michigan where I live, with the wind chill factored in it’s 5º.  We’re suppose to get a light bit of snow too. Glad we don’t have a blizzard on top of it to boot. Sunday the temp drops to 12º. With the wind chill? I think I’m staying home where it’s nice and toasty.

I still have one more doctor’s appointment this week to go.

Btw, for the snow totals I clicked on the direct link in the article…


Planning a Vacation, or a Move?


Top 10 US States With the Best Weather All Year Round

We’ve had relatively decent weather the past month or so in Michigan but winter weather is coming. Though that’s not what prompted my curiosity about which states have the best weather. What did was that my “eldest” son lives in California and I was curious about the city where he lives. Within that information was the weather.

From the article:

Whether you’re choosing your next vacation spot, looking for the best place to retire, or planning a move to a new state, you’ll probably want to think about the weather.

To help you decide where to visit or live in the United States, here are the top ten states with the best year round weather in America.


What’s the difference between “eldest” and “oldest”?

From the page:

Indeed, both eldest and oldest refer to the greatest in age. The crucial difference, however, lies in the fact that eldest can only be used for related persons, while oldest can be used for any person, place or thing in a group of related or unrelated elements. Examples:….


Brought to You by Global Warming


Dramatic Drone’s-Eye View of the Record Upstate New York Snowfall

With half the nation covered in snow, according to ABC, nowhere appears to have had it worse (or more suddenly) than upstate New York. As images pour in from lake-effect snow, to The Buffalo Bills stadium, and from scenes caught in a snow storm to pandas playing, we thought the following stunning drone’s-eye-view over Erie County was both incredible in its beauty and cruel in its GDP-destroying reality.

I guess my idea of “dramatic” and the writer of the articles’ idea of dramatic must be different. Interesting none the less. Amazing that the drone didn’t go down.

It would be nice to have one wouldn’t it?  A drone of course.


I’m Good with Seeing it From Afar


Wild Wyoming Cloud Wows Weather Watchers

Okay, so I was a little disappointed that it was just a picture and not live coverage. I’ve always been fascinated by storms. I don’t exactly go chasing them down though. I leave that to the truly adventurous.

From the article:

The photo was taken by the Basehunters storm chasers group, who are “committed to capturing the most unique and close-up tornado footage on the market,” according to their Facebook page. It shows the rotating updraft of a supercell thunderstorm over eastern Wyoming, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Jon Erdman.


Aha, I though I’d find video on this: