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« Reply #720 on: October 23, 2007 01:13:45 PM »

So so so happy for you Alteredmommy! Eat a brownie and jump up and down, we can do it in sync! Smiley

I made it back from my 24 hour trip to Atlanta...playing catch up again. But what's new?

It is windy here today, everything is falling over outside. It is warm though, which is weird. Like a slight warm breeze as if armageddon is coming.....Ptarmic, why is it super windy with a slight warm breeze? they said rain was coming, but it has been dry all day! We are staying in until armageddon comes....LOL. My sense of humor is not on track today.

love you all, will update shortly after a few errands. woo!
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« Reply #721 on: October 23, 2007 02:35:24 PM »

It is windy here today, everything is falling over outside. It is warm though, which is weird. Like a slight warm breeze as if armageddon is coming.....Ptarmic, why is it super windy with a slight warm breeze? they said rain was coming, but it has been dry all day! We are staying in until armageddon comes....LOL. My sense of humor is not on track today.

You have an approaching front. Fronts are usually windy parallel to the front, you get the wind in one direction that gets stronger until the front gets there, then the wind flips around the other direction really sudden as it passes over you, and slowly dies down. This front is moving slowly, so you will have to put up with the winds for a while.  Precipitation tends to hang out close to the front, sometimes in a really narrow band, sometimes in a big junky blob. This front looks like it has sucked up a bunch of juicy air from the gulf of mexico.  It is still out in NY state right now.

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wwhlpr/cold_front_precip.rxml

more detail than anyone really wants, but I am waiting for my computer to finish something:
Here is a pretty rainbow plot of the tropopause from early this morning, it is like a topographic map of terrain:
http://www-paoc.mit.edu/synoptic/blank.asp?image=trop-us-current.gif
The blue parts are like valleys, and are areas where the tropopause is very cold and low. See where the color lines are all on top of each other over the great lakes? (the brown outlines are a map) That is like a really steep cliff in the tropopause, it is the front. The tropopause is the top of the troposphere, which is the section of the atmosphere where weather happens. It is wavy and wiggly, and is where the jet stream hangs out - the strongest winds are in places where the colored lines are packed together.  Big valleys in the tropopause tend to spin cyclonically, like a hurricane (counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere). Even through the tropopause is up ~7 km from the surface in the midlatitudes, the big spin in the tropopause pulls on surface air - it pulls warm air from the south ahead of the valley, and cold air from the north behind the valley. That is why it is warm ahead of the front, and cold behind it.

The high-resolution regional model says  the front will come by around 6 UTC tonight, aka midnight:
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/namer/hiresw/12/images/hiresw_slp_018l.gif

Sorry you asked?  Cheesy
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« Reply #722 on: October 23, 2007 02:54:02 PM »

It did exactly what you said!! The wind has died down now! I love it! Thank you for the explaination, and now that armageddon isn't coming, I guess I'll go sit outside before the rain comes. Smiley Thank you!!
Craftster again rules, not only do we get weather explainations, we get crafty goodness. Yay!
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« Reply #723 on: October 23, 2007 03:21:31 PM »

Hmmm, did the wind go down when it got dark? It was probably something else then - during the day, the sun shines on the ground and makes it hot, then the hot ground heats up the air at the surface, which rises up, and cold air comes down from aloft to replace the warm air. The cold air coming down brings down any wind from above, so if it is really windy at altitude, it gets windy at the surface too.  At night the ground cools off and the cold windy air stays up high.

Since we are supposed to be on-topic, I will note that I have thought for a while that the pretty rainbow contours plots would be nice to use as some kind of crafty inspiration, but I haven't come up with anything really good yet.
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« Reply #724 on: October 23, 2007 03:27:20 PM »


Since we are supposed to be on-topic, I will note that I have thought for a while that the pretty rainbow contours plots would be nice to use as some kind of crafty inspiration, but I haven't come up with anything really good yet.

heh,heh I was just thinking the same thing.....they are pretty!

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« Reply #725 on: October 23, 2007 03:41:14 PM »

Maybe use some of the rainbow graphics from a low pressure system that is bringing snow to make some geeky Christmas cards?  Grin

It got waaay colder here when the rain started. Not quite cold enough for a frost, but that bone-chilling damp cold. Brrr...! I baked too much winter squash yesterday, so I took some of the leftover squash and made pie with it. Similar to pumpkin pie, and the kids inhaled it!

I have a project to finish up here tonight, but I am in the mood to make a lariat or two when I'm done. Any interest in beaded lariats? Here are a couple of examples of ones I've made in the past:




Would two points be okay for something like this? They take ages to string. I think they are around 5 feet long. Fun to make, though.  Cool
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« Reply #726 on: October 23, 2007 05:52:33 PM »

The wind died down before it got dark...it is 70 out there now which is crazy for the end of October! No wind, so that is good for now. It was crazy today, everything was falling down and blowing around outside. the dogs stuck by me like glue all day. When they do that, i know they are freaked out by the weather. But now it is nice and actually beautiful!

Laughinglark, any more beaded spiders in your future? The wreath was super fun to make, and I love how it came out. I have enough garland to make one more! Smiley Check it out....
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« Reply #727 on: October 23, 2007 06:35:15 PM »

The wreath is awesome! I'm still mired down in my business-related project for the night, but I think I can make more spideys tomorrow. Any colors you prefer?  Smiley
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« Reply #728 on: October 23, 2007 08:22:46 PM »

alteredmommy - congratulations!
redheadskydiver - I know I've had more than my fair share of moments and it usually helps me if I can vent -
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« Reply #729 on: October 24, 2007 03:29:24 AM »

I've added a few new things to my shop too, a pack of Christmas cards and some Christmassy tags/notecards in the usual dot style! Cheesy
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