Severe Weather 2021

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
654
Southern WI
That storm went through here yesterday. Only got about 3". Big blast of arctic air behind it. Will be here for the next week.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,570
Foothills of The Adirondacks
That storm went through here yesterday. Only got about 3". Big blast of arctic air behind it. Will be here for the next week.
We've had some cold snaps this year but nothing like we usually get, we'll see what this next one brings for temps.

The winters of 2016-17 and 2017-18 had some very cold weeks, it seemed like we were -10 to -30 for over a week straight .
 
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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,991
Winter WI
It’s -21::F here in Winter Wisconsin this morning and it doesn’t take long for the house to drop a few degrees when the fire goes out.

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The clock on the thermometer isn’t correct and there’s no kids here to figure out how to set it for me lol.
 
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Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
654
Southern WI
It’s -21::F here in Winter Wisconsin this morning and it doesn’t take long for the house to drop a few degrees when the fire goes out.

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The clock on the thermometer isn’t correct and there no kids here to figure out how to set it for me lol.
Down in southern WI we have a balmy -12. Only 6 more days of this...
 
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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,991
Winter WI
Down in southern WI we have a balmy -12. Only 6 more days of this...
Yes It’ll be cold for the next week. I’ve only burnt a face cord and a half this winter so far, not much but this winter is the first one that I’ve had new quality windows in the house plus I use shrink window fold on all,of them yet and the attic got much more insulation blown in it and under the new siding there was 1/2" of polystyrene installed, it only gives a R3 boost to the walls but they are 2x4 walls so it helps the original R14 go up to R17. Plus I’m only heating 880 sq ft now, much easier than the 2900 ft place I sold and moved from two years ago.

Edit: Oh... I’ve also used 200 gallons of LP this winter.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,344
South Puget Sound, WA
This is a big arctic cold slumping down into the states. We will start feeling its edges soon. Thank god no minus temps, but our friends up north in the state will be seeing single digits. Looks like I need to shut off the greenhouse water.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,991
Winter WI
This is a big arctic cold slumping down into the states. We will start feeling its edges soon. Thank god no minus temps, but our friends up north in the state will be seeing single digits. Looks like I need to shut off the greenhouse water.
Or let a faucet drip slowly.
 
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tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
737
Northwest Lower Michigan
It’s been cold here but not as cold as it’s been in past February’s. I had 7f last night. I had 2 and 3 maybe a week ago. Hasn’t been below zero yet. I already used my snowblower maybe twice all season. Then Friday I moved 6” and today 4”. Only seems like a lot because we have barely had a winter this season. But over the week it’s only supposed to get colder and keep snowing so we will see what happens.
 

Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
1,003
SW Missoura
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Looks like a decent snow is on it's way for us southerners. They are saying it will be here late Sunday night and last through Monday. I'm hoping the low moves a little to the north. That would likely put us in the 12 inch area of snow totals. It's looking like Wednesday may bring another chance of a good snow also but that is a little far out yet. I'm keeping the fingers crossed. My second daughter has never seen more than a couple inches. The last 4 inch or more snow we received here was 6 years ago. She was born a month or so after. The kids are excited....I am too lol. I love it.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
936
MA
Worcester, MA is the snowiest city in the US as of earlier this month. I am just east of Worcester. The article from a couple of weeks ago states Worcester had 53" snow.

Worcester ranks as ‘snowiest city’ in US after nor’easter drops 14 inches on Central Massachusetts - masslive.com

I am in a weird area that gets a lot of annual snow ...

Storm central: Here's why Worcester gets more snow than most (telegram.com)

It doesn't seen that I've received 4 1/2 feet of snow. Wonder if that is because ...

1. We've lived here for 18 years. My town averages 5 1/2 feet of snow. Have I just gotten used to that amount of snow annually?

2 After 120" snow in a month in 2015, Does the average annual amount now seem "ho hum?"

3. After 36" snow, then four additional weekends of 20" snowfalls in 2015, does lower amounts that add up not even get my attention. I used to think a foot of snow was a lot. It now takes more than 20" to get my attention.

4. Although Worcester is just west of us, I think the precipitation readings are taken at the airport which is in the very western part of the city at higher elevation. My town is not far from Worcester, but I am on the very eastern border. Although the cities are close, I am as far from the reading location as I can get.

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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,214
Eastern Central PA
Natural gas prices in texas are all over the place. With spot prices jumping from $3 per MIllion BTUs to as much as $600. Thats about a days heat for the average home, much less at Zero Degrees. Our friends in Texas with wood stoves are looking mighty smart these days.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
6,181
Northern NH
Every market it different but in the markets I am aware of the consumer gas pricing is fixed price contracts with winter and summer season. Consumer gas is "firm" gas where the gas utility "owns" a certain percentage of the volume in the pipeline and signed a fixed contract to get this supply in advance. Thus they are isolated from the spot prices. The spot prices that swing wildly are usually "non firm" buyers, they just bet that they can use up some of the excess capacity but there is no excess capacity right now so all the can do is bid it up high enough that others bidding on firm gas cant afford to pay the price. There are usually "circuit breakers" in the process but they dont kick in until it gets real painful.

The consumer gas customers will see the price increase in the the next seasonal contract as firm gas suppliers will probably ratchet up to cover the heightened sense of risk.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,344
South Puget Sound, WA
So far Binghamton, NY's winter snowfall total is at 90.4". Average is 59.6". And more snow is on the way.