Saturday, January 17, 2009

Warm Front Just the Cure for Cabin Fever


We could see highs near 30 today which will be about 50 degrees warmer than yesterday's low and we no longer will be colder than the actual North Pole! It is time to celebrate. Be careful of some blowing and drifting snow today with those gusty winds. Otherwise, our Alberta Clipper will bring less than a half-inch of accumulation this afternoon and tonight. Be safe and I will check back. What a difference a day makes. My dog is no longer running from me when I ask him if he wants to go outside. Speaking of dogs....check out Teri Trents beautiful babies...Sassy and Tyton! It is a good thing they were kept warm after some of the cold hard facts you see below!

Have a great weekend and I will catch up on some long-range forecasting and WILL let you know when our next BIG ONE or big snowstorm could be on the way and if we can expect any more arctic outbreaks this winter.




83 comments:

Anonymous said...

AHHH 13 ABOVE 0 !!!!! at 6:30 AM


Bob in Idaville

Anonymous said...

Cute dogs! Lucky dogs! 14* in Laf, wind picking up. at 7:00 am

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So...for all those global warming nuts..I mean global climate change,or whatever you want to call it this month..HAHA!!
You climate change people just can't get it through your head,this is called cycles.
It happens!

January 16, 2009 10:42 PM

Then explain to us why Anonymous said...
So...for all those global warming nuts..I mean global climate change,or whatever you want to call it this month..HAHA!!
You climate change people just can't get it through your head,this is called cycles,
It happens!

January 16, 2009 10:42 PM

Then please explain to us why Antarctica is melting and Polar Bears are in extreme danger of becoming extinct before our childres life time! I have friend who just returned from there.

He told us it was very beautiful and quiet however every few mins he would hear what sounded like a very loud crash of thunder, it was the ice breaking and falling into the water. How sad.. there really is Global warming!!!

Anonymous said...

Mike, thnaks for the update!!! Those dogas are adorable.

It is a chilly, but welcomed, 11.7 degrees in Rochester. The clipper system stayed north of Fulton County, which is a blessing for all of us that must shovel/blow/sweep snow from our sidewalks and driveways.

F/C

Anonymous said...

I believe the jury is still out on global warming. For everyone for a good case for global warming you can find a person with a case why there is not global warming. These cycles may run years and anyone reading this wont be around to know the answer. So what is happening may just be a cycle. Many many years from now there may be an ice age - or not.

Anonymous said...

See "There Is No Global Warming"
www.americanpolicy.org/un/thereisnoglobal.htm

Anonymous said...

On global warming and the ice melting. Yes it is and has been for millions of years. We are at the end of an ice age.

Brow said...

Yes! As crazy as it may sound, we are going to fire up the grill today!

We have been craving steak fajitas and I said you know what...we deserve it with braving this cold stuff.

Sure 27 is not warm at all, but it will feel tropical compared to the last few days!

By the way, I finally attempted throwing up boiling water into the sky last night...it was amazing! All the water turned into my own personal mini cloud! I was having so much fun, I ended up making my family watch me do it...yeah they were amazed too. :)

Have a good weekend everyone.

Anonymous said...

Morning Bloggers! Wow, nice to wake to temps above zero!

A big number of 17* is showing on my wx station:) However the winds are picking up:(

Thank you F/C and Justin for the compliments on my dogs..

I used to be a manager at our local Animal Shelter, and these are my rescue babies.. Sassy, the rust colored one was found in a dumpster, she was 2 weeks old when I took her in and bottled raised her.

Tyton lived at the shelter for over 4 months. I fell in love with him.
Actually I fell in love with all the animals...tough job!

These two dogs are so spoiled, they are confused as to if they canines or humans LOL!

My daughter made sure to it that they were comfy on the sofa. I asked her, "Where are we to sit"?, she stated on "the floor"! LOL

All have a warm day, and cooking on the grill sounds yummy!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

The winds in Lafayette are really picking up! I cannot tell if we are getting snow flurries of its just blowing snow, both I think!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an idea of what the wind speeds are in Laf??

Down right nasty!wonder what the wind chill is with a temp at 21* above?? My house is cracking and popping from the wind>>>

Anonymous said...

Winds have increased in Fulton County. I was out driving about one hour ago, and the east/west roads were beginning to drift. US 31 had snow blowing across it, but I wonder how long it will be until it starts to get a consistent icy glaze??? In fact, there was an icy glaze at the intersection that I used to turn around. Visibility was good.

It is still cloudy and the temp. has not reached 20 degrees. Therefore, most salt and etc. will not be working.

Be careful!

F/C

Anonymous said...

F/C thanks for your info...At times in Tippecanoe Co. there are white outs at times.. with the stong gusts. I am thinking the same about the roads becoming ice glazed..the snow blowing stings the face!

Anonymous said...

Hey Fellow Bloggers!

Teri That is a great story ABout your dogs! I know I seen Tyton before but not Sassy! They are Cute!

Mike I like the warmer temperatures! ;) Now maybe I can go out for a bit! Been stuck in doors! lol!

Temperature is 25.7* degrees! Last night I stayed right at zero and then to one degree! Not to bad!

I have also been up last night watch the maps for our little bit for snow to come in this evening! Not much be snow lovers will be happy!

Have a great day and Brow be sure to send me a hot dog or something! :-) Have a great one!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where to find out about road condition due to the blowing snow?

Anonymous said...

Here you can go here.

See is this is what you are looking for!

http://www.in.gov/indot/

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon bloggers! Teri, Ty and Sassy are so cute laying there napping! And your story of rescue is warming to the soul.

Wasn't it nice to wake up to warm temps?? it is a balmy 25* right now but wind is making it (to me) feel colder in the house than it has the past two days. I know it is the lack of sunshine coming in the windows. I have cabin fever really bad but dont want to venture out on roads with blowing snow :-( So I have a pot of homemade veggie soup on cooking even though Brow's grilling sounds tempting!

Take care all, will be back later.

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

MA in REM:
I am like you. I have cabin fever, and I did venture out to the by-pass this morning. Due to the blowing snow, I turned around after eight miles and came home. There really was no reason to be going any place.

I am trying to thaw the water line to the washer. Ugh!!! It is 23 degrees in Rochester, and when I went out to fill the birdfeeders, I just stood there and took in the warmer air.

F/C

Anonymous said...

Thanks gang!

Like most of you I have Cabin Fever as well. I Just retuned from the grocery store, I must say it feels very nice out, even with the wind. Better yet my car finally started, YAY!

The roads in town are in good shape, at least the main roads are.

I have a temp reading of 29.6*, and my house is warm:) Did away with the triple layers of socks I have needed the last couple of days:))

Veggie soup and cooking on the grill both sound wonderful!

I am going to make Cheesy potato soup with ham. Recipe calls for alot of crushed red peppers. Will surely keep us warm in inside and out LOL!

Be safe all.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness F/C water line still frozen? dang!

I just spoke with a friend who's water lines were frozen in his bathroom! What a rough way to go:(

He has someone working on them at this time, he stated that they have heaters set up in the room and that the temp feels like 200* in his house.

Gosh,I hope you get your water line thawed soon!!!

Teri

Anonymous said...

F/C I have been in your shoes many times over the years. Not a fun thing to do. Hopefully you can get them thawed w/o a burst pipe.

MMM--Teri those cheese/ham potatoes sound yummy! The veggie soup is on cooking and I also made meat for (and had)a taco salad.

I saw snow blowing by my kitchen window and THAT told me i need to stay home. I live in town! If it is blowing here in town it has to be worse in the open. If it melts enough the snow will form a crust to reduce the blowing.

MA in --well, you know where :-)

Anonymous said...

All this dicussion about food is really making me hungry. The water lines are thawed. YEA!!!!!

Like so many of you, I once again poked my head outside, and it is still blowing snow in town. There were three b-ball games I could have attended tonight, but I would have had to drive 20-25 miles to see any of them. I better just stay home, and this cabin fever will eventually pass.

Have a safe and great evening.

F/C

Joey said...

Beautiful riding outside today! A few snowy spots on the roads out by Otterbein, but otherwise a great day.

Anonymous said...

In Lafayette, the winds have calmed, now we are getting light snow!

Anonymous said...

Hey gang, getting freezing drizzle in Laf..My side walk is very slick, was dry as a bone this afternoon!

Temp is 30*

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Now its sleeting pretty hard!!!
Teri

Anonymous said...

High winds with freezing rain snow and sleet just went through
Idaville. ( white out conditions)

Bob in Idaville

Anonymous said...

Windy with a light snow here in Lafayettte where I'M at!

I have a light dusting on the ground! Wind is blowing it all over!

Temperature is at 27.9* degrees.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

I just read there was a bad accident in romney, and some sort of plane wreck at Purdue! dont have all the details!

Anonymous said...

F/C we can go galavanting when the roads are dry :-):-) Better stay in and be safe!

gosh I forgot to hit "send"!

Now i have a ?? How are the roads does anyone know? Our son called from south of lafayette to say it was RAINING. I told him it couldnt be with a temp of 25* or else it was freezing on contact! The interstate was wet he said. A friend also called to ask about conditions and that their son was at Frontier to a ballgame. any idea on conditions out there?

MA

Anonymous said...

sorry should have read first!

MA

Anonymous said...

Justin, not snowing where I am, and I am not that far away from you Justin, weird, still light freezing drizzle, and yes windy!

Careful, for it is slick!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

wolfcast.blogspot.com
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mwolfe

Updated forecasts and information. See for yourself one of the best weather blogs.

Anonymous said...

Funny, MA, I had sent you an email when the freezing stuff started!

Now my house feels cold, is windy and the temp is 26.3*

Teri

Anonymous said...

Just left a benefit concert, and yes, Rochester also has freezing drizzle, and the temp. is 24.4 degrees. It was quite heavy on the windshield. The city streets were not slick due to the snow still on the road.

It is ironic that our local radio station's forecast for tonight included freezing drizzle, but neither of the South Bend tv stations, nor the weather channel, mentioned it this morning.

F/C

Anonymous said...

just got another call from son who is traveling northbound on I-65 south of Laf from Indy going 30 mph and saying cars are all over teh place!

MA

Anonymous said...

MA,
Just went out to feed the horses and all the snow has blown away??? Feels really good outside right now. The ground is still white but there are no piles of snow anywhere. The wind is really blowing outside. william in remington

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness MA! I know it's bad out! As most know doesnt take much ice to make things very dangerous!!!

Keep us informed..hope he stays safe!

Teri

Anonymous said...

The scanner is busy. sounds like south if hwy38 on I65 is bad as well as I65 in white county. Northern Jasper county is pretty busy as well. So far I am still inside where it is warm. I am on call at the ambulance all weekend so I hope things stay calm around here. William in remington

Anonymous said...

Yes I have been hearing police sirens for the last hour of so. Hope all stays calm as well William. My friend works for the police dept. and his radio is busy!

Anonymous said...

Teri I did have a light light bit of ice on the gate otherwise it has been mostly sleet and snow flurries!

All has stoped now!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

justin,

what is your opinion on that moisture coming into NW Indiana? Jasper county looks like the target?

william in remington

Anonymous said...

Justin, that is strange! I am going to have to do scraping on my car windows, also my mail box is coverd with ice! The snow is getting very cruncy now. I had to put salt on the walk way!

And yes all has stopped here too!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Hey Brow,

I think we have some pretty good snow showers on the way. Remington in william

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the freezing drizzle has not stopped! I just took the dogs out and my glassed are all spotted!

Anonymous said...

Yes I do see the snow moving in! However I still don't think it will not be a big snowfall maker! Meaning big amounts! We do have the moisture for it! I also think parts of Lafayette and areas will see the snow showers as well!

No models point to a big system!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

you need wipers fro your glasses or defrost... Just kidding I used to wear glasses as well.

william in remington

Anonymous said...

ha william, I just saw my typo error LOL!

Anonymous said...

Right now around a less then a half inch for Lafayette areas and less then a half inch for areas up around Newton and Jasper counties!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

I typo all the time... william in remington

Anonymous said...

I see that moisture on radar now. Headed right for us, William! When I called the police post he told me the state trucks were out at that time. Have not heard anymore from son. he had two more trips to make from REns to Indy and then one to Chicago before heading back south. He said it got down to 9* in AL where he lives.

This is turning out to be some winter!

MA

Anonymous said...

I just got in from picking my daughter up from bowling, took me at least 15 mins to clean the ice off my car windows.. the roads are very slick! Even Teal Rd in Laf.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Teri be careful! I know the neighborhood roads are still snow covered! And with this icy mess on top it is not safe driving!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin, will do! We are in for the night, and have a feeling for part of tomorrow as well.
At least I was able to get out for awhile today..

All stay safe!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Over night, we received about one half inch of snow in Rochester. Of course, this was on top of the freezing drizzle. I don't think, we had as much freezing drizzle as they did to the south of us.

I hope everyone had a safe evening/night. Like MA stated earlier, this is some winter. It all started with the ice storm the Friday before Christmas, and it seems like it has been one thing after another. I am curious as to when this pattern will break. Also, it would be nice to see our January thaw!!!!!

F/C

Anonymous said...

Morning all,

I am not sure how much snow fell in Lafayette. We are still getting flurries, as of 9:23 am. And everything is covered with ice and snow!

At 10:30 last night, I had to go out to pick my daughter up from bowling ..

My car was free of ice after 15 mins of scraping.

This morning, it icy and snow covered again..blaaa!!

Yes this has been some winter!

On Tues, when the snow was falling, a student approched me in the hall, They stated, "I have a great analogy for this weather, We are stuck in a giant snow globe"!..I thought was cute.

Take care all

Teri

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody! I got an early wake up call last night! Right around 3:30 or 3:40AM There was a housh of fire right across the street from me!

All was OK so good news there. There was soooooooooo much smook I could not even see my tree which is about ten feet from our house! That is how thick it was!

I could not believe it! But again all was OK! There was at least a total of Six ambulance and fire trucks in front of our house! Lights all over flashing.

Got up this morning and they have it all tapped off. I'M just glad all is safe and sound! Never seen that happen so close to my home!

I seen less then a half inch of snowfall last night however it was still a good dusting.
It is currently 19.2* degrees.

All have a safe and great day! Remember Football lovers! Tpday it the champion games! For AFC and NFC. Have a good one.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Oh Justin, How sad, we I am located we had had a house fire, less then a block away from mine. Auto Accidents ect...Wonder what caused the fire..Thank Our Lord everyone is okay!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Justin: I was sadden to hear about the house fire.

I decided to drive down to school and work in my classroom today. The sun is shining and the state highways were not too bad, of course, SR 16 had just recently been treated, and it was not in the best of shapes. It looks like northern Cass County received about as much snow as Fulton County.

I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the sunshine in some way today!!!

F/C

Anonymous said...

F/C, If you dont mind me asking where do you teach, what grade and subject?

I understand I you wish not to answer!

Anonymous said...

We have had 2 house fires across the street from me on each corner. The first one was electric fire and the other was someone was cooking something with oil and caught the housetrailer on fire. Both were to close for comfort. No people were hurt in either fire but the first one had 12 dogs in the house and they all died. The second one had a baby on a matteress right by the stove. But he wasn't hurt. This was at Lake Hideaway at Kingman.

Anonymous said...

I teach all the sixth grade math classes, a reading class, and a science class. I would prefer not to mention the school, but I am sure if any of my students and fellow co-workers are reading the blogs, someone could identify me due to my residence and etc.

I ended taking a long drive today. It ended in Marshall County where I visited with a friend. It was great to be out of the house and able to drive the speed limit on clear highways!!!!!

F/C

Anonymous said...

F/C thanks for answering!

I understand you not wanting to mention the school, I work for a school as well, and some are on to me:)

I work at a high School and Middle School, the students sure me on my toes.

Anonymous said...

Gee typo, The students sure keep me on my toes! However, I love it! Keeps me young:) that is why my hair is tuning grey and getting thin:)

Anonymous said...

I am like you. I really enjoy teaching, and I really like middle school age group!!!!!

F/C

Anonymous said...

F/C are you fimiliar with the program R180? A wonderful Teaching tool! Encourges students to read books that they enjoy! Not ones that are chosen for them, however they the books have to be AR.

Anonymous said...

darn my back spacing, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Please excuse my dear aunt sally:-)

Anonymous said...

For all who dont know tomorrow is a holiday, Martin Luther King Jr!

Some kids will be left home alone.. Did any of you hear about peanut butter salmonella?

dont leave bjs for the kids without checking out first. FDA will not list a total of brand names as of this time, yet they do list some!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey bloggers where have you all been?? It seems rather quite?

Just wanted to say I have some snow showers here in Lafayette. Not looking like it will bring much!

Just giving a heads up!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike temperatures are looking better then last week! As my high was 27.3* degrees today!

It was still cold but not to cold if that sounds right? lol!

Hope you had a great weekend! DID you watch any of the football games today? They where all great! Now I'M ready for the Superbowl!
;-)lol!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys long time no hear, its Becky from monticello. for the one who took the drive to Marshall county. i use to live up that way in the great little town of Lapaz, know where that is ?? Paper routes are going good especially since we survived the artic cold. hope all is well and anxiously awaiting another now storm which i hope is soon , not the cold but the snow. My husband i took a road trip yesterday. went to Lakeville, South Bend, and ended up in New carlise. where they had lakeeffect snow it was so pretty and so much more accumilation,, Take care Becky

Anonymous said...

I am not familiar with the R180 program. I am very fortunate, as I teach the high level reading class, and they love to read.

Yes, I travel through LaPaz/Lakeville all the time on my way to New Buffalo. I know it very well. In fact, this week is the annual Bi-County tourney at LaVille H.S., and as we all know, the weather is usually lousy for this week long tourney. I am really surprised that we did not get the cold weather this week.

F/C

Anonymous said...

Morning all!

Snow flurries in Tipp co. with a temp of 15* More single diget temps for tomorrow?..yuck...

All who have this Holiday off enjoy, for those who have to work enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

It is always nice to stay really busy during January and February. Working a lot helps. I think if we can manage to get through this time fast, Spring is right around the corner. I honestly cannot wait to be able to go out and do yard work. I enjoy doing it, it helps me relax. I am hoping a normal spring season this year, not cold. Spring Break this year will be in Florida. I am excited! The winter blues haven't really hit me that bad this year. Which is good! Though, I am getting really tired of the cold, and want sun!

Anonymous said...

Morning,gang!
The sun is shining in Laf, yes! I cannot wait for spring either! Love planting my garden, tomatoes, peppers, flowers..ahh!

I am sitting here watching a big red cardnial sitting in a tree, have not seen many since this cold snap, beautiful!

I am ready to get back to work after 5 days off! My days at work go by so fast. Time to go home for I know it! Nice to have a job that I enjoy!

Take care all

Anonymous said...

Snowing pretty hard in Lebanon In!

Anonymous said...

May have a temp of 22* but feels much colder, WOW my hands are burning was out in a warmed up car!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike it is 21.7* degrees here where I'M at and cloudy! However still nice out!

Have a good day!

I got some work to get done! Catch ya later!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

In remington thsese flakes are huge. Where did this snow come from?? Thses are 2 inch an hour snow flakes. william in remington

Anonymous said...

WOW! good ole' lake effect snow!

Anonymous said...

Teri, Mary anne, Brow, anyone out there! It's like you found a new blog? Have not seen you on mikes for some time!

Hey Mike just got back from doing some more work for my nighbors and the neighborhood roads are still snow covered! And slick!

Just wanted to let all know! Also Mike I seen another light dusting over night! Less then a Quarter inch. Still good for my dog loves to play in it! Unlike Our chihuahua! lol ;)

Have a good one Bloggers and Mike!

Justin in Lafayette

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