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Accuweather Forum Quotes from 2017--Part 1

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bobbo428

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I was online all year, so I was able to get a lot of quotes from the forums. It was a good thing because it was the last full year for these forums. There were so many quotes from 2017 that I had to split them into two posts—here is Part 1, January-June. The highlight of this period was Storm Stella, which gave us nearly three feet of snow!~ This was followed by a very rainy spring and early summer.  Enjoy!

 

Revised version, 10-6-18

1.             THE EURO IS THE NEW YORK YANKEES OF WEATHER

MODELS. YEAH, IT WAS THE BEST ONCE, IT STILL DRAWS

LOTS OF ATTENTION, THE AVERAGE FAN STILL PUTS IT ON

TOP, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO CRUNCH TIME, DOESN'T

ALWAYS COME OUT ON TOP.                                                                   

Hack5, from his post of 1-2-17

2.             IN WEATHER THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES                                       

JDRenken, 1-2-17

3.             MY REGION IS RIGHT AT THE TAIL END OF THE AREA

AFFECTED BY CLOUD COVER FROM LAKE ERIE

THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS. WE DON'T GET

VERY MUCH LAKE EFFECT SNOW HERE, BUT WE'RE

OFTEN SOCKED IN UNDER A SLATE GRAY SKY FOR

WEEKS ON END. THE LACK OF SUNSHINE IS PROBABLY

THE BIGGEST REASON AS TO WHY I HATE WINTER

AS MUCH AS I DO.                                                                                         

Snowsux, 1-3-17

4.             AH, THE OLD MOON THROUGH THE CLOUDS TRICK, THAT

ALWAYS MEANS SUPER LIGHT SNOW ENDING VERY

SOON TO ME                                                                                                     

Tool483, 1-5-17

5.             CAN'T WAIT FOR DER BINGLE'S BACKPEDALING ON

THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY... DO THEY EVEN

LOOK AT RADAR???                                                                                       

Harleigh Hal, 1-17-17

6.             AN ANALOG IS AN ANALOG. IT TRIES TO COMPARE AS

MUCH AS IT CAN, BUT THE ANALOG DOESN'T LOOK AT IT

FROM A PHYSICS POINT OF VIEW TO SAY "IS THE

MOISTURE THERE? IS THE COLD AIR THERE?, ETC." TRUE...

IF THE PATTERNS WERE IDENTICAL NATURE SHOULD

FOLLOW THROUGH, BUT IN THIS CASE THE PATTERN IS

BEING DRIVEN BY DIFFERENT THINGS THAN

THE ANALOGS WERE                                                                                    

Supertyphoon, 1-19-17

7.             SO HAPPY WE'VE CONCLUDED SOMEONE BETWEEN

WESTERN PA AND MAINE WILL GET A GOOD AMOUNT OF

SNOW OR SLEET AT SOME TIME BETWEEN TOMORROW

AND TUESDAY. MODELS TREAT US LIKE KINGS. CAN'T

LIVE WITH EM OR WITHOUT EM.                                                          

HV Snowstorm, 1-22-17

8.             THIS FORUM IS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN AND

UNDERSTAND THE WITCHCRAFT OF WEATHER.

HOPEFULLY, WE'RE SHOWING SOME, IF NOT MANY, THE

BEST WAY TO SURVIVE IS TO DETACH YOUR EMOTIONS

FROM THE FORECAST AND TRY TO REDUCE YOUR BIASES,

WHICH AS YOU SAID, WE ALL HAVE. AND WE NEED TO

HAVE SOME FUN WHILE DOING IT, SO HENCE THE BANTER.   

Supertyphoon, 1-30-17

9.             FOR A STRONG NINA TO FORM, YOU NEED EXTREMELY

STRONG TRADE WINDS. (AS A REFRESHER, NINAS FORM

WHEN STRONG TRADE WINDS (EASTERLY WINDS) ARE

PRESENT; THE WINDS ACT TO TRANSPORT WATER

FROM THE PERUVIAN COAST, WHERE WATER IS QUITE

COOL, OUT TO THE PACIFIC WHERE THE WATER IS

MUCH WARMER ON AVERAGE)                                                             

Clichevortex2014 From his post of 2-8-17

10.          HAVE I EVER MENTIONED THAT I LOVE 33F RAIN EVENTS? 

YEAH, I DON'T REMEMBER DOING THAT EITHER.  -/

RAIN --32.2F ON THE INSTRUMENTS. (GOES BACK TO

WATCHING GOLF MATCH FROM PEBBLE AND WISHING

HE WAS THERE)                                                                                              

Undertakerson, 2-12-17

11.          RE: OROVILLE -- I HOPE THAT SPILLWAY HOLDS FOR THEM.

IT'S AMAZING THAT 50 YEARS AGO THEY THOUGHT AHEAD

TO CREATE A BACK-UP SPILLWAY FOR THE ORIGINAL

SPILLWAY (APPARENTLY NEVER USED BEFORE!) I CAN'T

IMAGINE THE FEELING OF WATCHING THE WHOLE DAM

WITH A FORECAST OF 7 DAYS OF RAIN!!! DEFINITELY

FAMINE TO FEAST -- HOPE IT HOLDS!                                                  

KSpring1,  2-16-17

12.          IF IT WAS 30 ABOVE NORMAL IN JULY WE WOULD BE 115°.

LOL  I BELIEVE THE HUMIDITY WE GET WITH HOT TEMPS

IN SUMMER KEEPS THINGS COOLER PER SAY. IF IT WAS

DRY AS A BONE I CAN SEE AT LEAST 107-110. BUT

WE'RE NOT THE DESERT.- I WILL AGREE - WHICH IS WHY I

DETEST THE DESERT ENVIRONS AFTER A FEW DAYS

THERE./ I LIKE IT WELL ENOUGH, BUT THERE'S A POINT

WHERE YOU CAN ALMOST LITERALLY FEEL THE MOISTURE

BEING PULLED OUT OF YOUR SKIN, YOUR HAIR TURNS TO

STRAW, AND "LAUGH LINES" SEEM TO DEEPEN.                           

Noreaster07 and Undertakerson, 2-24-17

13.          IS THERE ANY RESOURCE THAT KEEPS TRACK OF THE

NUMBER OF STORMS IN A WINTER SEASON BY THEIR

TYPE: CLIPPER, GREAT LAKES CUTTER, MILLER B,

OR MILLER A? THE LATTER SURE SEEMS THE

RAREST OF LATE.                                                                                           

Rising River, 3-1-17

14.          CUTTERS WILL BE CURSED. FISH STORMS WILL BE SHOWN.

SOMEONE WILL ASK ABOUT EITHER THE BRAZILIAN OR

CRAS. JB REFERENCES WILL HYPE SOMETHING BIG.

SOMEONE WILL POST THE 84 HOUR NAM AND HUG IT.

SOMEONE WILL ASK HOW MUCH IT WILL SNOW IN

PHILLY. THE NEPA SNOW DROUGHT WILL BE MENTIONED. 

THERE WILL BE MUCH ADO ABOUT THE SHAPE OF THE

WEST COAST RIDGE. SOMEONE WILL PROTEST BEING IN

THE JACKPOT ZONE TOO SOON.                                                              

Rising River, 3-4-17

15.          WHAT IF THE TUESDAY SYSTEM WAS NEVER TO BE? AND

INSTEAD, SUNDAY WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE, BUT IF

SUNDAY WASN'T, THEN TUESDAY IS … OR BOTH

WEREN'T WASN'T. PAGE TOPPER, BOOM.                                           

JDClapper, 3-7-17

16.          BRRRRRRRRR!!!!! UGH - MAKES A "RELAXING WALK" NOT

VERY RELAXING!! THAT'S MY THEORY ABOUT WHEN

DOES WINTER END AND SPRING BEGIN?... MY THEORY IS

THAT SPRING IS HERE WHEN IT NO LONGER FEELS LIKE

I'M BEING ASSAULTED WHEN I GO OUTSIDE! WHEN BEING

OUTSIDE IT ACTUALLY RELAXING - AS OPPOSED TO

HAVING ONE'S WHOLE BODY CLENCH AND TENSE UP

AGAINST THE COLD! THE AIR THAT BURNS THE LUNGS

AND DRIES THE NASAL PASSAGES. THAT CAUSES THE

SKIN TO BECOME RAW AND RED AND IRRITATED....

COMPARE THAT TO 70 DEGREES WITH COMFORTABLE

HUMIDITY LEVELS - SKIN SUPPLE, LIPS NOT CHAPPED,

BREATHING EASY, BODY = TOTALLY RELAXED!!!!!              

KSpring1, 3-13-17

 

 

17.          A DISASTER HERE!!  JUST SWERVED TO MISS GETTING

T-BONED.  5 MINS LATER I GET REAR ENDED AT MARKET

BY OLD LADY. LINES AT ALL GAS STATIONS.  LIQUOR

STORE WAS SLAMMED. PURE AND UTTER PANDEMONIUM!    

Poconosnow, 3-13-17—an example of how people get worked up by the hype machine (a.k.a. the  news/weather media)

18.          I MIGHT POUR MYSELF A BOURBON AND THEN STAND

OUTSIDE TO GET A LIL SLEET. NORMALLY I PREFER A

BIG ICE CUBE, BUT IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A PING

STORM, WHY NOT?                                                                                        

PSU1313, 3-13-17

19.          SH WE COULD HAVE A STORM WHERE EVERYONE IS

HAPPY...BUT THAT RARELY HAPPENS. THERE WILL BE

WINNERS AND LOSERS, THAT IS THE NATURE OF THE

METEOROLOGICAL BEAST. REGARDLESS IT WAS A STORM

FOR THE AGES AND FASCINATING TO WATCH UNFOLD             

Coalkickin , 3-14-17

 

 

20.          THE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCIENCE AND THE

MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES WE USE TO SOLVE THE

EQUATIONS IN THE MODEL PRECLUDE US FROM HAVING

A SINGLE MODEL. THERE ARE EFFORTS TO DO SO, BUT

PERSONALLY, I DON'T THINK WE WILL CRACK THIS NUT

IN OUR LIFETIMES UNLESS WE HAVE AN EINSTEIN-LIKE

BREAKTHROUGH IN SOLVING SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-

VARIATE PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.                              

Supertyphoon, 3-14-17

21.          DO I BEGIN TO TELL YOU ALL WHERE WE ENDED UP? THE

CITY OF HAZLETON HAS BANNED ALL NON ESSENTIAL

VEHICLES UNTIL AT LEAST 6 AM WEDNESDAY? 27 INCHES

OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN THE AREA, WITH

LOLLIPOP AMOUNTS UNVERIFIED AT ABOVE 30 INCHES? I

TOOK MEASUREMENTS WITH A 4 FOOT DRYWALL SQUARE?

IT TOOK ME 1 1/2 HOURS TO SNOW BLOW MY DRIVEWAY?

MY HEAT TEMPORARILY WENT OUT, UNTIL I GOT THE VENT

PIPE OPENED? WE GOT AN ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION

OF WRAPAROUND SNOW - 3 OR SO INCHES? THE WINDS

ARE HOWLING AS I SPEAK, BLOWING MY DRIVEWAY BACK

IN? I PROBABLY WON'T HAVE WORK UNTIL MONDAY, AS

SCHOOLS MAY BE CLOSED UNTIL THEN? I EXPERIENCED

BLUE SNOW? MY POOR SCHNAUZER WAS LOST WHEN HE

WENT OUT TO DO THE DOO?                                                                    

Harleigh Hal, 3-15-17

22.          HAS TO DO WITH REFRACTION I DO BELIEVE. (BLUE

REFRACTING THROUGH A PRISM, THE EASIEST) YOU

CAN SEE BLUE SNOW UNDER THE RIGHT CONDITIONS,

NO MATTER HOW MUCH IS RECEIVED - FOR EXAMPLE,

IF YOU SHOVEL A "TUNNEL" BENEATH THE SNOW

CRUSTED SURFACE (NOT THAT YOU NEED TO

EXCAVATE A CAVE, EVEN THE FIRST SCOOP OF SNOW

WILL YIELD A BLUE SNOW)                                                                      

Undertakerson, 3-15-17

23.             THE LONGER WE CAN HOLD OFF BUG SEASON, THE

BETTER. I GUESS I DIDN'T LOOK FORWARD TO SPRING LIKE

OTHERS, I JUST THINK TICKS, BLACK FLIES, MOSQUITOES,

DEER FLIES, AND NO-SEE-EMS.                                                                

Maine Jay,  3-16-17

 

24.          I WATCHED IN AWE AND HORROR AS THE SKY WENT FROM

GREY TO BLACK AND THEN DARK GREEN, ALL IN A VERY

SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I WATCHED THE UPDRAFTS

SHOOT FURTHER THAN I'D EVER SEEN CLOUDS TRAVEL –

AS LIGHTNING DANCED ACROSS THE PANORAMIC

VIEW. THEN THE SUDDEN AND INTENSE HAIL STORM

THAT I GOT CAUGHT IN, STILL COULDN'T MAKE ME

SEEK MORE SHELTER (I WAS UNDER AN OVERHANG ON

THE LONE BUILDING ATOP THAT HILL). I WATCHED

THE DEBRIS START TO DANCE IN THE SKY AND THAT

FINALLY MADE ME RUN FOR HOME, PELTED BY HAIL

STONES THE WHOLE WAY. IT WAS ONE OF THE

DEFINING MOMENTS FOR ME, THAT MADE ME ALWAYS

STAY INTERESTED IN THE AWESOMENESS THAT CAN,

SOMETIMES, BE OUR WEATHER.                                                            

Undertakerson, 4-5-17 (about a tornado from 40 years before)


 

 

25.          THEY HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED THE LAST WEEK WITH

THE FORECASTS, EVEN INSIDE 24 HOURS. WEEKEND WAS

A PERFECT EXAMPLE. SATURDAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE

NICE AND SUNDAY CHANCE OF SHOWERS. OPPOSITE

HAPPENED. SAME FRIDAY. YESTERDAY WAS DRY ALL

DAY UNTIL MUCH LATER THAN THOUGHT. THEN

OVERNIGHT WAS NOWHERE NEAR THE AMOUNT

EXPECTED. TODAY WAS A WASHOUT. IT WAS DRY ALL

DAY UNTIL DRIZZLE JUST STARTED A FEW MINUTES AGO.

NOW THEY SEEM TO BE CHANGING THURSDAY ALSO.             

RTCEMC, 4-25-17

26.          LAKE MICHIGAN + -NAO = NE+NW WINDS= MARCH. FLIP

IS COMING THOUGH. NOT JUST FORECASTED BUT

TYPICALLY LATE MAY YOU JUMP FROM 40'S AND 50'S

TO 70'S INITIALLY THAN TOO QUICKLY 80'S AND SUMMER.

WE HAD A GOOD APRIL THOUGH AND MY LOCATION

AWAY FROM LAKE GIVES ME MORE WARM DAYS THAN

LAKESIDE. LAKE BREEZE WHEN IT DOES COME DOESN'T

HIT TILL LATE AFTERNOON. UNLESS ALL SW WIND

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO DURING SPRING NOT TOO NICE.           

Cary67, 5-8-17

27.          WE AREN'T GONNA GET SQUAT ARE WE? YOU CAN

DEFINITELY SEE IT SWINGIN TO THE SOUTH ON

THE RADAR. BOOO!                                                                                       

Melissa from Illinois, 5-27-17—about how severe thunderstorms kept missing her area

28.          ANOTHER JUNE, ANOTHER FLOODED OUT SOUTHWESTERN

PA THANKS TO TORRENTS OF RAIN DAY AFTER DAY

AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY

AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY...REMEMBER NICE WEATHER? I KINDA DO.                            

Snowsux, 6-18-17

29.          WOW... ZONAL FLOW MAKES PEOPLE GAG IN THE WINTER, 

BUT IT CAN BE AMAZING IN THE SUMMER. LOOK AT ALL

THOSE SHORTWAVE TROUGHS AND RIDGES. AMAZING.           

ClicheVortex2014, 6-29-17

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