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Re: MatthewCast (St. Louis Weather)

Post  madnicmom on 8/17/2011, 7:52 am

I find it funny that not only do I watch my forecast but also watch the radar (via the TV only) for the St. Louis area and then come check this thread! LOL We normally get your weather a few days later but this next batch of storms is coming from north of you.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/17/2011, 8:06 am

@madnicmom wrote:I find it funny that not only do I watch my forecast but also watch the radar (via the TV only) for the St. Louis area and then come check this thread! LOL We normally get your weather a few days later but this next batch of storms is coming from north of you.
I do the same thing to see if what we just got is HEADING to STL!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/17/2011, 9:58 am

And, if you check the records for yesterday......no rain. So much for 60% overnight. Even the chief meteorologist, usually really good, missed that one. He said he thought something would develop after midnight as late as the 10pm newscast....nope.

Good job, Matthew.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/19/2011, 8:35 am

Overnight it actually rained a quarter of an inch. Matthew wasn't any bouncier than usual the past couple days. This one slipped by him. Matthew 3 - Wxmen 1.
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Re: MatthewCast (St. Louis Weather)

Post  Goosegirl on 8/19/2011, 9:36 am

Still a higher % accuracy!Very Happy
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/20/2011, 9:50 am

Gotta admit it. MatthewCast must be down for repairs lately. He sort of missed another. We really had no indication that we would get rain this morning, and it's raining pretty good. But, the good thing is....neither did the weathermen. This type of surprise is usually Matthew's strong suit.

Maybe I need to get that kid some homegrown tomatoes or a side of beans to revitalize the "radar?"
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/21/2011, 5:54 pm

Matthew and the kids got going today. Looks like it may rain Tuesday around here. Let's hope it's a soaker....we need more than .25" at a time. (Altough, just south of us got 4" Saturday morning.)
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/21/2011, 7:21 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Matthew and the kids got going today. Looks like it may rain Tuesday around here. Let's hope it's a soaker....we need more than .25" at a time. (Altough, just south of us got 4" Saturday morning.)



We've been getting the soakers - and my first and only tomato with a blush of color split today - a Purple Russian paste that split from top to bottom - ACK! It was perfect yesterday morning. BOO HOO! We could use the 1/4 inchers instead of the 5-7's followed by 90 degrees!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/21/2011, 8:44 pm

Well, hopefully, we take one off your hands. But, you can keep the 90° stuff.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/22/2011, 6:54 am

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Well, hopefully, we take one off your hands. But, you can keep the 90° stuff.
It looks like we ARE keeping it - supposed to be 95 here tomorrow. 95 a former CA gal can handle. It's the midwest steambath that goes with it that a curly-headed CA gal has problems with! afro

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/22/2011, 9:05 am

We have another week of above normal temps, too. Can't wait for a bit of a cool down, but I'm also being careful as to what I wish for.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 9/13/2011, 12:20 am

Matthew has been "off" a bit lately. But, today he was at it again....going bananas. Looks like it will rain here Wednesday. This one I'm pretty confident in.
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Post  Goosegirl on 9/13/2011, 12:29 am

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Matthew has been "off" a bit lately. But, today he was at it again....going bananas. Looks like it will rain here Wednesday. This one I'm pretty confident in.

Keep us updated on the forecast!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 9/15/2011, 10:30 am

Looks like Matthew is getting back on track. 2+ inches yesterday! But, even the TV guys picked up on this one. So, it wasn't so shocking that Matthew was calling for rain this time.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 9/17/2011, 10:36 am

Quick Matthew story: Yesterday his gym teacher pulls me aside. He tells me they played a basketball game called Knockout. Apparently, you make a basket and knock someone out of the game. Matthew made TWO baskets when it was his turn. According to the PE teacher, the gymnasium of kids went crazy cheering him on. I about teared up right there. So awesome!
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Post  sherryeo on 9/17/2011, 3:57 pm

Beautiful story, BBG, I'm so glad Matthew got to have that experience. My grandson's name is Matthew, too, so I always enjoy your mentions of your Matthew.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 9/22/2011, 1:28 am

Matthew does it again! 10% chance of rain today, and it's raining(won't amount to more than a couple tenths...but they all count.). Both my wife and I looked at each other yesterday and the day before and said.....rain's comin'.
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Post  Goosegirl on 9/22/2011, 7:57 am

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Matthew does it again! 10% chance of rain today, and it's raining(won't amount to more than a couple tenths...but they all count.). Both my wife and I looked at each other yesterday and the day before and said.....rain's comin'.
We definitely need Matthew's input when we are planning our hiking trips! Very Happy Last trip our group was soggy (read drenched) and were all swearing we would never do this again! (next trip is in 3 weeks)

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