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Accuweather Forums Quotes from 2018

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The year 2018 opened with a frigid air mass in place in early January. We opened the year with a daily record low temperature—and haven’t had a record low since. There was an abrupt shift to balmy conditions on the 12,th, before temperatures crashed again as heavy rain turned to snow.  February had a late-month warm spell, reaching the 70s—and even the low-80s—in parts of the Northeast and MidAtlantic on Feb. 21. March opened with a nor’easter, and a major snowstorm struck the East Coast on the 21st. April was the coldest since 1975 in our area—I was surprised we even reached 70 that month—on the 13th, one of the few nice days all month. April 30 was unseasonably chilly, but as soon as May came, so did the 80s 9and 90s in places). May was warm and sultry, but June was generally pleasant. July opened hot, and a wet pattern developed at midmonth. We have had close to two feet of rain since then. Parts of Pennsylvania had one deluge after another.

 

1.             LOWEST WINDCHILL SO FAR TODAY... NOT GONNA LIE,

KINDA WANT IT TO BREAK -100F MARK.                                          

Solstice, from his post of 1-6-18

 

2.             WHILE BIG STORMS ARE OVERALL FASCINATING TO

WATCH FORM THE OVERRUNNING EVENTS AND

CLIPPERS ALWAYS BRING BIG SURPRISES.                                      

So What’s Happening, 1-12-18

 

3.             SO INSTEAD OF A LARGE STORM WITH SHARP CUTOFF,

WE HAVE A SMALL STORM WITH SHARP CUTOFF. THIS

ONE IS FOR THE AGES. A FETCH FROM TEXAS TO NY,

AND A SMALL BOWLING ALLEY WINDOW.                                      

RTCEMC, 1-16-18 

 

4.             A MODEL HUG A DAY KEEPS THE FUN AWAY                                 

Solstice, 1-28-18

 

5.             SO IS THIS THE THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY MORNING

EVENT THAT SETS UP THE SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT

LEADING INTO THE SUNDAY NIGHT EVENT PRECEDING

THE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY EVENT WHICH

ALL CULMINATES INTO THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT-

THURSDAY AFTERNOON EXTRAVAGANZA?                                     

Planet Master, 1-31-18—about a long parade of midwinter storms, most of them light to moderate

 

6.             I HAD 40 + FEET OF SNOW LAST YEAR IN MY AREA THAT

AVERAGES ABOUT 32 INCHES, AND THIS YEAR SO FAR

ABOUT 20 FEET IN THE LONG RANGE. THE ONLY THING

WORSE THAN THE GOOFUS IN THE SHORT RANGE, IS THE

GOOFUS IN THE LONG RANGE                                                         

RTCEMC, 1-31-18

 

7.             YOU KNOW YOU’RE A WEATHER WEENIE IF....YOU LOOK

AT CAR THERMOMETER MORE THAN THE SPEEDOMETER.     

Telejunkie, of 2-7-18

 

8.             MAN, BEING JUST ON THE RAIN SIDE OF THE RAIN SNOW

LINE FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY SYSTEM THIS WINTER HAS

BEEN PURE TORTURE... LOOKING AT MY PICTURES FROM

THE 2016 BLIZZARD IN DC TO COPE.                                                    

Konka, 2-15-18

 

9.             WITH THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTERS ORIENTATED A BIT

TO THE WEST THIS WINTER...WE ARE IN NORTHERLY

FLOW...INSIDE SLIDER COLD STORMS(TROFS) ARE SET TO

BRING MORE COLD AIR WITH SOME PRECIPITATION IN

CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK...RECORD COLD AT NIGHT...                

Idecline, 2-20-18

 

10.          THE RIVER RUNS NORTH HERE IN NWNJ (WALKILL

RIVER) AS DEPICTED ON THE WATERSHED MAP. I LIVE IN

THAT LITTLE AREA NOT COVERED BY THE DELAWARE

WATERSHED. I NOTICE THE TEMPS FOR THAT AREA

ARE A BIT LESS THAN THE SURROUNDING AREAS. I

HYPOTHESIZE THAT IT IS BECAUSE WE ARE SLIGHTLY

TILTED AWAY FROM THE SUN. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 

30 SOMETHING RIVERS IN THE WORLD THAT FLOW THIS

WAY, INCLUDING THE NILE. I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT IS

WHY IT IS ALWAYS MUCH COLDER BY ME THAN

SURROUNDING AREAS.  COLD AIR REALLY DOES DAM UP

HERE, ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM IN THE "VALLEY' BETWEEN

HIGH POINT AND MTN CREEK.                                                                

MillerA, 2-20-18

 

11.          JUST HAD A MAJOR WIND GUST, IF POWER GOES OUT I

HAVE THE ESSENTIALS, WOOD AND 4 BEERS ON TAP.

Cyclone31, 3-2-18                                                                                              

 

12.          AH YES, THE OLD CROW MODEL. THREE CROWS ON A

BRANCH = TWO INCHES  FOUR CROWS ON POWER LINES

= OVER A FOOT SOLO CROW NEAR THE BIRD FEEDER

= RAIN/SNOW MIX --MURDER OF CROWS IN

BACKYARD - COLD RAIN                                                           

Snowadelphia, 3-7-18

 

13.          I HAD 3.25" AT 9AM BUT THEN WE QUARKED-OUT (TYPICAL

CAMBRIDGE STYLE   ) AND GOT NEGATIVE SNOW

RATES. WITH SUCH QUANTUM-SIZED GRAINS, IT WAS

LIKE BLACKHOLE EVAPORATION AND THE SNOW THAT

FELL WASN’T QUICK ENOUGH TO PILE UP AND THE MARCH

SUN MELTED IT AND NOW WE HAVE LIKE 2" ON THE

GROUND. THE DENDRITES ARE SO SMALL IT LOOKS LIKE

MIST OUT. BLOODY ALL DAY IT’S BEEN LIKE THAT!                  

Crimson Sprite, 3-13-18—about quantum snow/antimatter

 

14.          COLD, RAW WEATHER IS FINE FOR FOOTBALL, I BARELY

NOTICE IT. BUT MOST FIND IT INTOLERABLE SITTING IN

GRAUPEL FOR NINE INNINGS OF BASEBALL.                                   

MotownWX, 3-13-18

 

15.          MY WHOLE BODY JUST RELAXED READING THIS!! 80 ...

80 80 80 80 80 ...DEGREES AND WIND. NOW THAT I WILL

TAKE!! .... NOT COLD!!                                                                                 

KSpring1, 3-19-18

 

16.          HOW OFTEN DOES A TROUGH LAST MORE THAN A WEEK

IN THE WESTERN US/CANADA? CAN'T BE OFTEN, BECAUSE

IF IT DID, CALIFORNIA WOULD LOOK A WHOLE LOT

GREENER VS. THE DESERT IT IS SLOWLY BECOMING.               

Alczervik, 3-28-18

 

17.          I WANT NO PRECIPITATION OF ANY KIND FOR THE NEXT

TWO MONTHS, PREFERABLY WITH VERY WARM TEMPS

(AS LONG AS I HAVE THE TEE BOX), SINCE MY CURRENT

WATER TABLE IS CURRENTLY ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE

THE TOP OF MY FOUNDATION                                                         

RTCEMC, 4-12-18

 

18.          LIGHTNING STRIKES AND DROUGHT DON'T GO WELL

TOGETHER, AND HEAVY PRECIP DOESN'T ALLOW THE

SOIL TO SOAK IT UP VERY WELL.                                                         

ClicheVortex2014, 4-16-18

 

19.          I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN THE AMERICAN TOAD

COMES OUT AND SINGS IT SONG ALL NIGHT AND DAY FOR

ABOUT 2-3 DAYS STRAIGHT. THEN I GET THEIR CHORUS

FOR ABOUT A WEEK AT EVENING AND NIGHT TIMES.

TALK ABOUT SINGING A LULLABY TO GO TO SLEEP TO   

Crimson Sprite, 5-3-18

 

20.          ALL THE BLACK FLIES WOKE UP THIS MORNING  ,

THE HONEYMOON IS OVER...                                                   

Maine Jay, 5-3-18

 

21.          THE TEMPERATURE CONTRAST BETWEEN DETROIT (COLD,

RAINY 40S) AND, SAY, COLUMBUS (NEAR 80 AND PARTLY

CLOUDY) IS AMAZING - AND A BIT DEPRESSING - TO

SEE. PURE MICHIGAN.                                                                                 

MotownWX, 5-12-18

 

22.          80s IS DEFINITELY THE BEST. 70s IS TOO COLD, AND

EVERYONE WANTS TO GO TO THE WATER PARK WHEN

IT'S 90+ DEGREES AND END UP WITH HEAT EXHAUSTION.      

ClicheVortex2014, 5-16-18

 

23.          SPRING = DENSE ALL DAY FOG SEASON; SUMMER =

MORNING FOG SEASON; FALL= MODERATE ALL DAY

FOG SEASON; WINTER= FREEZING FOG SEASON.

DID I MISS ANY?                                                                                             

MDBlueRidge, 5-18-18

 

24.          SO I'M ON A WALK WITH THE DOG, ON THE WAY HOME.

THIS STONE WALL LINES THE GRASSY LEFT BORDER, AND

THERE ARE A FEW LEFT OPEN "SLUICES" IN THE WALL

FOR CROSSING / ACCESSIBILITY, I PRESUME. ON THE

OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL IS DENSE FOREST, COMPLETE

WITH LARGE RED OAKS AND TULIP TREES. WHILE

WALKING, I THOUGHT I SAW SOMETHING MOVE. I STOP IN

MY TRACKS FOR A SECOND, AND WAIT. SURE ENOUGH, A 

RED FOX EMERGES OUT FROM THE BRUSH, SEES ME, AND

BOLTS ACROSS THE ROAD INTO THE NEIGHBORING FIELD.   

Solstice, 5-26-18

 

25.          DESALINATION PLANTS. OCEAN NEVER GONNA RUN OUT

WATER ANYTIME SOON. EXPENSIVE TO GET GOING YES,

BUT NEVER HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF

WATER FOR FAST RAPIDLY GROWING CITIES COULD

MORE THAN MAKE UP FOR IT AS IT WOULD BE CHEAPER

IN THE LONGER TERM. THEY COULD ALSO USE THOSE

SAME PLANTS FOR WAVE POWER PLANTS ESPECIALLY

FOR COASTAL CITIES AS THE PACIFIC YIELDS SOME

PRETTY STRONG WAVES WHICH COULD ALSO BRING

NEARLY LIMITLESS POWER TO THE REGION IN

ADDITION TO SOLAR PLANTS.                                                                 

IL Stormwatcher, 5-31-18

 

26.          I HAVEN'T HEARD GEE WHIZ SINCE THE DAYS I USED TO

WATCH LEAVE IT TO BEAVER ON THE BLACK AND WHITE,

3 CHANNEL (IF THE RABBIT EARS WERE WORKING AND IT

WASN'T STORMY WEATHER), NO REMOTE, CONSOLE TV WE

HAD (WE GOT THE OPTIONAL HI FI SYSTEM WITH OURS - IT

EVEN HAD FM RADIO ON THE DIAL AND A REALLY COOL

TONE ARM). IT WAS A STEP UP FROM THE OLD DUMONT

WITH THAT RIDICULOUS 14" SCREEN THOUGH.                             

Undertakerson, 6-6-18

 

27.          AN EXPERT KNOWS FEW WAYS AND MUST FOLLOW THEM;

A NOVICE IS OPEN TO EVERYTHING                                                    

Idecline, 6-19-18

 

28.          I NEVER HEARD IT. I WAS UP WATCHING THE METS GAME

(SHHH! DON’T TELL ANYONE) SO I WOULD THINK I

WOULD HAVE HEARD SOMETHING. I THOUGHT I HEARD

THE WIND AROUND THAT TIME, BUT IT MAY HAVE JUST

BEEN THE METS BLOWING.                                                                                      

MillerA, 6-19-18—about an apparently quiet thunderstorm. As a Met fan, I enjoyed this quote and could relate.

 

29.          I CANCELLED A PERFECTLY GOOD MORNING TO DO A

FRENCH DRAIN JOB THINKING THE GROUND WOULD BE

TOO WET (DIDN'T WANT TO CREATE RUTS OR KILL TO

MUCH GRASS WITH MY MACHINE)-  I GUESS I'LL GRAB A

CUP OF COFFEE AND GO OUTSIDE TO WATER MY

GARDEN, PLANTS DON'T LOOK TOO HAPPY… ENDED UP

“TAKING A CHANCE” AND DOING THE FRENCH DRAIN

JOB, WE WERE DONE BY 2PM, IT WAS AMAZING TO SEE

THE DIRT DRY 15” DOWN, JUST POWDERY. STILL

HAVEN’T HAD A DROP OF RAIN YET, I HAVE A FAMILY

BBQ TOMORROW ACROSS THE COUNTY, SO IT WILL

DEF RAIN TOMORROW, PROB START WHEN WE GET

THE GRILLS GOING.                                                                                      

KennyP2339, 6-23-18

 

30.          DON’T WANT THE HOT TIRES COMBINING WITH THE NEW

SEAL ONLY TO HAVE IT POSSIBLY PEEL.                                          

MillerA,  7-2-18

 

31.          WINTER STORM THREADS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND       

PoconoSnow, 7-17-18

 

32.          AS ONE SEASON PASSES TO THE NEXT, AS POSTS OF HEAT

WAVES AND SEVERE STORM BLEND WITH THOSE OF

TROPICAL SYSTEMS, TURNING TO THE FOLIAGE

THREADS, TO THE BELOVED (BY MOST) COLD AND SNOW

SEASON, AND BACK AGAIN TO WHEN HOPE SPRINGS

ETERNAL AS OLD MAN WINTER RELEASES HIS ICY GRIP.

EACH, PASSES TO THE OTHER - THE INEVITABLE, IF NOT

INVARIABLE, CYCLE CONTINUES.                                         

Undertakerson, 7-17-18—about the upcoming end of the Accuweather Forums

33.          THE TRAINING ON THIS RAIN TONIGHT IS VERY

CONCERNING. ALREADY HAD PLENTIFUL URBAN

FLOODING EARLIER. STREAMS, CREEKS, RIVERS

SWELLING .THIS COULD EASILY BE 2" (+??) IN A

1-2 HOUR PERIOD.                                                                                          

JDClapper, 7-23-18

 

34.          I ALSO MADE SOME HUMMINGBIRD NECTAR AND HUNG A

FEEDER, USUALLY THE MIMOSA TREE NEAR ME HAS A TON

OF THEM. THIS YEAR SEEMS TO BE ALL BEES AND

PREDATORY BIRDS TRYING TO EAT THEM. I WANT MY

HUMMING BIRDS BACK DANGGIT . ALTHOUGH SEEING

TON OF BEES IS A GOOD TO EVEN GREAT THING.                        

Pocono Snow, 7-26-18

 

35.          IT'S FUNNY IN BETWEEN THE HARD RAINS THE

HUMMINGBIRDS ARE WHIPPING IN TO GULP DOWN

WHATEVER THEY CAN. I'M GUESSING THEY GO BACK

INTO THE TREES AND PUT ON THEIR RAIN COATS

TILL IT'S OVER AGAIN.                                                                        

PoconoSnow, 8-3-18

 

 

I am sure that there were many good quotes that I missed through the years—if you had a memorable quote that I missed (along with the approximate date), drop me a line, and I will insert it.

 

All quotes that made my top 100 after early August have been from the WXDisco. I’ll include them all in a post in late December or early January. If you have an original quote you want on that or a later blog post, send me a note.

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Great work and very entertaining! Maybe if I ever say something profound I’ll be included as well.

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