2017-2018 Winter Storms

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2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:16 pm

Not really a big winter storm yesterday, but I was a bit surprised when I went down by Rosenblatt today. Everything was covered in Ice from about Bancroft south past I80, and then west along I80 to about 42nd street. The trees were all coated in ice, the signs had ice cycles hangning off them, the wires had ice and ice cycles. It was a beautiful sight with the sun hitting it. I wish I had time because I think there would have been some nice photos to be found in there.
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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:12 pm

So I am seeing between -18 and -20 potentially on New Years night. I wonder the last time we got that low here? Doesn't help when a bunch of people will be out drinking in that kind of cold.

I was in Casper, WY last December for work and it was -32 air temp, so cold it was almost numbing rather than feeling cold.

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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby Busguy2010 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:27 pm

iamjacobm wrote:So I am seeing between -18 and -20 potentially on New Years night. I wonder the last time we got that low here? Doesn't help when a bunch of people will be out drinking in that kind of cold.

I was in Casper, WY last December for work and it was -32 air temp, so cold it was almost numbing rather than feeling cold.


Last year it got down to -11 one night, but I can't remember any double-digit negative temperatures, but that could be a product of me not paying attention.

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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby Uffda » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
I was in Casper, WY last December for work and it was -32 air temp, so cold it was almost numbing rather than feeling cold.


Was the wind blowing too? I lived and worked in Casper for 21 yrs. it got cold but the winter wind was worse.

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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby Brad » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:47 am

Sunday-Monday could bring Omaha's coldest temperatures in 15+ years

http://www.omaha.com/news/sunday-monday ... 0c96d.html

Nancy Gaarder / World-Herald staff writer wrote:On Jan. 4, 2010, Omaha had 17 inches of snow on the ground, the temperature bottomed out at 20 degrees below zero and wind chills dropped to 35 degrees below zero.

The next night, the temperature again fell to double digits below zero, this time to minus-16 degrees.

Omaha has gone a longer time — 17 years — since it has had a day as cold as Monday's forecast, said Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Monday's high is forecast at 1 degree below zero, and the last time Omaha's daytime high failed to climb above that was Jan. 10, 1997, she said.
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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:33 pm

I-35 Ames IA a few days ago

https://youtu.be/-QCmuqS0Kac
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Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

Postby GetUrban » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:13 pm

Wow! Everyone planning to drive on the interstate in snowy, low-visibility weather should watch that video first. It's unbelievable how over-confident some people are, driving so fast in those kind of conditions. Yet there is now a bill to raise the speed limit on the interstate in Nebraska.

The people who chose to head for the ditch had the right idea, although you never know what conditions you'll encounter there too...with steep embankments or other obstacles, in some cases.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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2018 Weather

Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:12 am

WOW. It's currently thundering and raining 1/16th" to 1/8th" ice balls in Omaha.

I did a little more research and I found out this is technically sleet and it has happened because the upper layers of the atmosphere are above freezing, while the ground layer is well below freezing. The rain falls, and flash freezes before it reaches the ground.

But I'm still puzzled as to how it can thunder at 23 degrees!

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Re: 2018 Weather

Postby Brad » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:14 am

Busguy2010 wrote:But I'm still puzzled as to how it can thunder at 23 degrees!


Scroll down to where it says "Lightning electrification" on the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning
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