January 8, 2014

"Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday," the day after it was also "forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday."

And here we are, at 5 a.m., up to -1.7°, about to cross the line and hit zero. Strangely, by Sunday, it's supposed to be 29°, so we'll have experienced a nearly 60 degree temperature span within one week.

15 comments:

MadisonMan said...

This is the kind of weather that helps you get sick.

Sleep and good diets everyone!

nina said...

It's -11 here at the farm and I am only about five miles away from you. And my reading for Sunday is a high of 37. One Madison, many winds blowing through it. So to speak.

Larry J said...

See! See! GLOBAL WARMING!!!!

pm317 said...

Yep, in the DC area we will have 60 on Sat and Sun. Last night it was hovering around 10.

pm317 said...

Hi Nina! Where have you traveled lately?

RecChief said...

Back in the '90's, I was on a team that certified a National Guard post regarding it's training documentation, etc. We arrived on a Sunday and the temperature was mid 40s. Tuesday morning, it was -20

Bob K said...

How does 49 degrees in two minutes sound? Or 110 degrees in one week?
http://www.weather.com/news/5-extreme-temperature-drops-20130118

surfed said...

Board shorts and flip flops tomorrow here in North Florida.

Paco Wové said...

What Larry J said. At this rate, it will be 200+°F by February.

Scott said...

The hot water pipe to my kitchen sink froze again. Strangely enough, the cold water pipe didn't.

rhhardin said...

You'd think copper pipes would be helped by freezing, getting a little bigger each time, thus unblocking slow lime and iron blockages.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Climate turbulence! Climate TURBULENCE!

Fred Drinkwater said...

I once worked on a MIL-Spec disk drive which was supposed to function correctly when:
1. It was cold-soaked at -40 C for 12 hours
2. Then powered-up and subject to continuous heavy vibration
3. While the external air temp was raised to +15 in 10 minutes
4. At which time the whole system had to be on-line.
The upside was we kept our beer cold in the test freezers. Really, really cold.

Larry J said...

Fred Drinkwater said...
I once worked on a MIL-Spec disk drive which was supposed to function correctly when:
1. It was cold-soaked at -40 C for 12 hours
2. Then powered-up and subject to continuous heavy vibration
3. While the external air temp was raised to +15 in 10 minutes
4. At which time the whole system had to be on-line.
The upside was we kept our beer cold in the test freezers. Really, really cold.


Sounds like a hard drive intended to be used in a B-52 parked outside at Minot AFB, ND.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Larry J:
That's the right idea, but it was a helicopter-born TAC air defense radar component, intended for the northern tier, Canada, and Alaska. Cold war stuff, all right.