Warm and snowy

Yesterday at this time it was full sun and in the 60’s. Right now it is 27 and snowing, with a bit over an inch on the non-earth surfaces. 24 Little Hours…

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And just a few hours northeast of you its COLD and shitty. Snowed all day.:nauseated_face:!

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Supposed to be 13°F tonight here…
High of 24°F tomorrow.

I’d hate to think what you’re gonna get stuck with!

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Yeah when the arctic air gets pushed down over the Great Lakes, like now, it gets unbearably cold. I’m not ready for winter. I had tons of stuff I didn’t get done so once again I’ll be out in it doing what I should have done when it was still warm. I hope it’s better than last year when I basically rode a ladder down off my roof. I splat hard. :grin:

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Sunday it was sunny and cold here, since yesterday it is pissing down with rain and cold :frowning_face:

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Joy.

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Its shitty here but I was just reading about the fires in Australia aka woftamland. This isn’t his area but what a spring they are having:

Terrible!

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While here in the UK it’s freezing! Apparently its going to be a really cold one this year.

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The fires are back in Victoria with a couple of super hots days the warnings went out

Only here is Australia would you find this warning - my father in law snapped this one and sent it to me Baddaginnie is about 50 km away - made me smile

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Well the sign is hilarious but …

I thought you might find find the following links interesting. For quite some time I have followed the work of Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and climate scientist, Australian National University. While his books and writings span decades, he has published many short articles at https://arctic-news.blogspot.com/search/label/Andrew%20Glikson.

In Australia his perspective is published at https://johnmenadue.com/andrew-glikson-the-changing-face-of-planet-earth/. There are many linked articles there also.

Books:

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Thanks for the links I am going to source a few more of his papers cheers mate

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There are some pretty terrifying things happening here with the fires at the moment (I’m a glad they are a few hundred km away from me TBH).

All the firefighters in this video survived unharmed if you can believe it. When they call flashover it is when the air is actually on fire.

Terrible. Glad you are not in a burning area. My understanding is that Jan and Feb have been the worst for these conditions. Hats off to the firefighters most of which are volunteers with scarce resources stretched to the limits. The following link is to a partly political viewpoint so…

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I am hoping it stays that way but it is getting uncomfortably close - still quite far distance but with the 47c day and high winds forecast for tomorrow that could change pretty quickly

I was looking at a fire map https://myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au/ a few hours ago and it showed fires close to Mount Buller and other areas which look fairly close to Mansfield and lake Eildon. Unfortunately I couldn’t take a screenshot but it shows the huge areas affected. Looks like the entire east coast for thousands of Kilometers. :astonished:

I hope you and yours remain safe (if there is such a thing in this instance). I’m seeing reports of massive damage to wildlife and agriculture plus so much more to lives and communities that I simply don’t have the words…

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Yup it is slowly marching this way the black area is the evacuation area.


(as a scale mansfield to mt buller is 45 km)

The high northerly wind and the forecast 46/47c tomorrow will make a lot of these fires join together.

There is a cool change due tomorrow will hopefully bring a little relief to the situation and give the fire fighters a little respite. I don’t think there is enough rain it it to help much but the wind change may blow the fires back on themselves or it could make them worse.

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I’m sure we’ll all be hoping for the best. Keep us posted. Speaking for myself, I’m totally disgusted by the lack of reporting here in the US.

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The wind change and a little bit of rain has calmed it down for us but others have borne the brunt of it

The two smallish fires that they were worried about have grown considerably as you can see by comparing the map above and this map

I am just near Goughs Bay the fire near Mt Howitt is quite away off but as you can see from the growth of the other fires all it would take is a wind change again and stuff could go pair shaped. Pretty sure we will be fine but hey shit could happen.

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So can i tell my doctor now that maybe vaping is better than clean air?

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Terrible. I was just listening to a New Zealander (Kevin Hester) who lives off grid on Rakino Island, near Auckland NZ. He reports that his solar power is down 25-3o% due to the smoke. Just incredible.

Edit: It is 2156 km or 1336 miles from Sydney to Auckland.

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