Skip to comments.HIGH WIND WARNING for Southern California....full-fledged blizzard from Oklahoma to Illinois
Posted on 02/01/2011 1:15:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST THURSDAY.
* TIMING: TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS INCREASING LATE TONIGHT AND STRONGEST WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF STRONGER WIND GUSTS WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
* WINDS: WINDS NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 85 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS: THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL BE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE STRONG WINDS. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES.
Schools closed here in DFW Texas.
Missed Da ‘Burgh....so far.
Well, so much for the hoax of global warming, huh?
Here in Missouri, we’ve got well over a foot of global warming now and more on the way.
I rent U-Hauls and can you believe that someone yesterday asked if they could rent a truck this morning?
For a little while, even Chicago will look clean.
Guess when you gonna move....you gotta move.
70 tomorrow here in Richmond, Va.
“Guess when you gonna move....you gotta move.”
Thankfully, I was able to convince them to move later this week, but the way things are looking here, I’m not sure even that’s going to happen.
It’s gotten so bad here, I heard they have taken the snow plow trucks off the roads.
I-44 is also closed at the Oklahoma borer and Gov. Nixon has declared a state of emergency.
We hit 80 yesterday. I talked to the wife earlier. It was 28 on the car overhead thermometer.
After my daughter got home from school, I got the robocall stating the entire district is closed tomorrow. The storm won’t get to south central Michigan until tonight, but *everything* is shutting down.
MSU canceled classes for only the 3rd time in history.
We were near 80 a few days ago ,...but the jet stream moves stuff thru here on the way east,...today we are in the low 60’s.
I’ve lived for over 50 years and seen all types of weather but last night was a first for me. The weather was warm and calm up until 3 a.m. when I heard a rumbling noise that seemed to gather and then - WHAM - the cold front came in and blew very hard. Instantly, things became colder.
I’ve encountered many storm systems and a lot of thunderstorm activity right before/after frontal systems but this was the first time I actually felt a front go through with no rain - only a strong wind and bitter cold that didn’t have any gradual buildup at all - just balmy one minute and a cold blast the next. This was like opening the door to a walk-in freezer that had a heavy fan blowing just on the other side.
Man, its like the world is ripping apart at the seams. The Super Bowl is still on though, right? Oh, and American Idol.
It’s been snowing here all day, but the heavy stuff just began an hour ago. It’s to the point where the houses across the street are barely visible. This will be on top of 4-5” already on the ground. Our biggest concern is with the winds expected, and our power.
Cletus! How are you weathering it thus far? And Charles, how much have you had fall so far? How soon before it begins to let up for you?
Waiting for community college to close. They’ve only closed 3-4 times in their history. (if that much) I will NOT be attending my 8:30-10:00 PM class tonight...I’m afraid I’ll get stuck there. LOL
Here’s a link to Algore’s blog:
...er...yep...I’m pimpin’ Al’s blog. Drudge linked to it today. Turns out that all this snow and stuff is...drum roll...global warming! Of you knew that was coming - but you have to read his blog for the pure comedic value.
Here’s a taste (read in Algore voice):
In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.
Thanks for the science lesson Al.
Warmer air ‘collects moisture’?
‘Like a sponge’
I love this bit...’until it hits a patch of cold air’. Yep, that’ it. All this warm air was minding its own business, and wham, like hitting a pothole, it hit a small, insignificant ‘patch’ of cold air. Silly me, I thought a giant Arctic air mass was pushing south in Texas.
....and this man was a hop skip and a jump away from being president :)
I think I saw a report that called for a 50 degree plummet for some areas.
Doing fine. Left work earlier (to the chagrin of my micro-manger boss!). Got home and the initial snow is being blown off the driveway. I’ll get the GW-blower out about 20:00 for the first of what I expect will be three passes in the next 12 hours.
I told the local EMA that I’d help man the Emergency Operations Center from 0:00 - 04:00.
Head to the “Blizzard Thread” to stay abreast of the storm. We are up to 320+ posts.
Here on Colorado’s western slope, the snow missed us but the cold is here. 2 degrees and headed near -30 tonight. Getting my light bulbs and blankets ready for the vehicles in the garage. I don’t need any frozen batteries in case it gets colder than expected.
Good luck to all you folks to the east of us.
We’ve gotten 5 or 6 so far in SE Iowa with a big dumping on the way. Indiana and Illinois look like they’re getting it the worst heavy snow to the north and ice to the south on top of what they got yesterday.
Nationwide warnings on map on site
12”,35 MPH and 8 degrees in Oklahoma City.
Periods of lesser snow fall...and higher winds. Drifts 4 ft. tall on my patio.
That is all........
My daughter sent pics from central Illinois this morning. Everything covered with ice and still coming down.
Chicago is one of the cleanest big cities in the country.
Here in Shawnee area Pete. My fire hydrant just disappeared. How tall are those things? Unrelenting wind just roaring through here. Looks like 12 inches so far on my deck; but hard to tell with all the drifting due to the winds. Sometimes I can see across the street, sometimes I can’t. Bitter cold wind. Hard to close a door once it is opened.
Yes I am in Troy,Illinois and we have gotten several inches of ice throughout the day. Not too much happening right now. My daughter is 8 months pregnant so her husband put my car,an expendable Dodge Neon, at the bottom of the hill just in case they had to get to a hospital. I am not really up on delivering babies at home.
South Central Wisconsin.
16.5°F - 12 mph winds, gusts to 30 mph (Wind Chill -2°F).
2 feet of snow on the ground. Not snowing at the moment.
Just another day in God’s Country.
Be safe all.
This is the guy who says that its millions of degrees 2 kilometers beneath the surface of the Earth.
Those miners in South America mustve had some heavy duty asbestos suits on to withstand temps hotter than the surface of the Sun for all those weeks!
Next, the Climate Alarmists bring out the chicken bones to predict the future and go to a Mayan false deity church. I wonder how theyll get along after the self-imposed water ban they signed the petition for in Cancun???
I wonder if the Globull Warming scammers are observing the no breathing law that the EPA has come up with. No CO2 allowed, you know
Man you guys got whacked with ice two days in a row.
Stay safe, all you snowmen and women. Hope you bought the three “Whites” to tough out the storm: toilet paper, milk and a loaf of white honky bread.
Currently it is 32 with wind chill of 23.
Here in North Texas near the Red River it was 43 at midnight and is now 18 with about 2 inches of snow pellets on the ground which are usually gone within hours. Probably be here for a couple of days if one believes the forecasts. Hard to believe I was having a Mart on the front porch Saturday night...
My sweetie in Chicago just called me. In between &%)@!*$ ??? words, he has been on the road for 3 hours trying to travel from Englewood (S. Side) to Evanston (N). He is on Lake Shore and said all you can see are the tail lights in front of you. Looks like they are going to close Lake Shore at some point. Problem is, this storm came in a couple hours earlier than they thought, and thus, did not send people home early enough. He has water with him, but is starving...no snacks in car. No idea when he will get home.
Here in St. George UT (SWmost corner of Utah, at the AZ border), even we’re getting a bit of weather here. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, when you open the door the winds are absolutely howling. Must be 40mph or so. We’ve gone down at least 30+ degrees.
Stay in and warm.
Back in the late ‘60s we had a big snow storm in central Illinois. My mom’s best friend was pregnant (very close to term) and they couldn’t even get out of their driveway. Dad rode his snow mobile to their house, loaded her on it and brought her to our house. She stayed with us until the roads were cleared. Great times!!
I’ll be thinking of you and wishing you and your family all the best!