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Post  sanderson on 7/15/2014, 1:05 am

Who will be affected by this event?

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Post  camprn on 7/15/2014, 7:19 am

New England, for sure.

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Post  yolos on 7/15/2014, 8:57 am

Georgia - the temps are dropping this week.

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Post  herblover on 7/15/2014, 9:22 am

Ohio; our temps are supposed to be more like late Sept than mid July.

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Re: Polar Vortex

Post  rabbithutch on 7/15/2014, 10:15 am

Texas.

I don't know what has happened to change our weather, but we have not had a single triple-digit day so far this summer (15 July).  That is very unusual for central Texas. 

As for the so-called polar vortex event, not only are our temps lower than normal all week, but we also have prospects for RAIN all week - maybe an inch or more.  This is VERY unusual for this time of year here.

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Re: Polar Vortex

Post  llama momma on 7/15/2014, 10:54 am

A week or so ago typhoon neoguri changed and cooled off the jet stream in the area of Japan.   It has now reached many of us by bouncing across the earth like a giant ribbon and cooling temperatures briefly.   I watch closely since my son is in Japan and Mom worries about these things
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Post  llama momma on 7/15/2014, 11:40 am

I need to amend the post above,  for  any true weather geeks, I guess we're having a circumpolar vortex, not a true polar vortex.  But hey, I got the typhoon activity part right!


http://www.nbc4i.com/video?clipId=10364410&autostart=true

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Post  landarch on 7/15/2014, 1:28 pm

whatever it is, it makes for good sleeping weather.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/15/2014, 2:11 pm

Only in the upper 80's today!

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 7/15/2014, 4:11 pm

@rabbithutch wrote:Texas.

I don't know what has happened to change our weather, but we have not had a single triple-digit day so far this summer (15 July).  That is very unusual for central Texas. 

As for the so-called polar vortex event, not only are our temps lower than normal all week, but we also have prospects for RAIN all week - maybe an inch or more.  This is VERY unusual for this time of year here.
That's because we have had them all starting in around APRIL!!!! YUCK!!! I'd love a polar vortex by any name  Laughing 

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/15/2014, 4:22 pm

When's it supposed to start?  My weather isn't forecast to change at all for the next week.  hazy, hi 70's, humid, no rain...same ol' same ol'.  Not complaining, mind you, well, except for maybe the rain part.  We had an extended heat wave this time last year.

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Re: Polar Vortex

Post  GardenGroupie on 7/15/2014, 4:23 pm

Our weather here in New England seems to be have been affected as the day temps have stayed in the 80s and night time temps have and will continue to dip into the high 50s. Even with the low temps, humidity is pretty bad so the low temps do not provide needed relief and increases chances of pending plant disease. I don't want to stress my plants, but I've held off watering for an extra day thinking we were going to get soaked. Still hoping...

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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/15/2014, 4:26 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:When's it supposed to start?  My weather isn't forecast to change at all for the next week.  hazy, hi 70's, humid, no rain...same ol' same ol'.  Not complaining, mind you, well, except for maybe the rain part.  We had an extended heat wave this time last year.

CC

CC, I think the coast is clear (pun intended) as the storm systems seem to be hovered over Middlesex Country and west/north. Right now the sky looks pretty ominous.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/15/2014, 4:29 pm

@GardenGroupie wrote:
CC, I think the coast is clear (pun intended)
*LOL* clever!
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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/15/2014, 4:45 pm

Still, just watching the weather and this is the second time in a week where they have mentioned the possibility of tornadoes. I've lived here all my life and that is very very unusual.

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Post  RJARPCGP on 7/15/2014, 5:14 pm

@GardenGroupie wrote:Still, just watching the weather and this is the second time in a week where they have mentioned the possibility of tornadoes. I've lived here all my life and that is very very unusual.
The Weather Channel likes to talk about tornadoes, so I wouldn't worry unless there's a tornado watch for the state. Wink

What was very very unusual, was a tornado warning on May 27!

And on June 10, 2008 Vermont was under a tornado watch until 6 PM because of a heatwave with a cool front following.
I had 97 F on that day and that's unusual for June!
(especially when it wasn't even the 21st!)

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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/15/2014, 6:12 pm

@RJARPCGP wrote:
@GardenGroupie wrote:Still, just watching the weather and this is the second time in a week where they have mentioned the possibility of tornadoes. I've lived here all my life and that is very very unusual.
The Weather Channel likes to talk about tornadoes, so I wouldn't worry unless there's a tornado watch for the state. Wink

What was very very unusual, was a tornado warning on May 27!

And on June 10, 2008 Vermont was under a tornado watch until 6 PM because of a heatwave with a cool front following.
I had 97 F on that day and that's unusual for June!
(especially when it wasn't even the 21st!)

I was watching NECN and they do like to sensationalize the weather. Still, tornado watches in ME. Being told if you don't have a basement, try to find something to protect your head - like a pillow or something. UGH.  Shocked

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Post  rabbithutch on 7/15/2014, 11:48 pm

The F5 tornado that hit Jarrell, Texas, occurred on May 27, 1996.  I remember it both because I was only 15 miles away and because it was the 102nd anniversary of my Dad's birth.

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Post  sanderson on 7/18/2014, 1:49 am

Anyone else affected?

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Post  camprn on 7/18/2014, 8:05 am

The good news is it is not snowing.

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Post  Judy McConnell on 7/18/2014, 8:43 am

It cooled down enough that my tomatoes are blooming again.

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Post  sanderson on 7/18/2014, 1:35 pm

@camprn wrote:The good news is it is not snowing.
Now that you have said that . . . lots o 

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/19/2014, 1:33 pm

It's in the 70's here today!  AND it's raining...!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!

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Post  Windmere on 7/19/2014, 2:18 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:It's in the 70's here today!  AND it's raining...!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!
As predicted by Ken Cook.  I'm gonna miss him (retired yesterday).

I don't have to water today (yay!!)

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Post  yolos on 7/19/2014, 2:25 pm

@Windmere wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:It's in the 70's here today!  AND it's raining...!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!
As predicted by Ken Cook.  I'm gonna miss him (retired yesterday).

I don't have to water today (yay!!)

We got 1+1/2 inches last night but nothing today.

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