Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 14, 2014

Storms and Normal

Wyoming Hits -26°F in Arctic Blast; 3 Feet of Snow in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - A bitter cold blast of Arctic air more typical of late December is plunging south over the Midwest, and will immerse most of the eastern two-thirds of the country in December-like cold for much of the coming week. Casper, Wyoming bottomed out Wednesday morning at a numbing -26°F, their coldest November temperature since weather records began in 1937. Casper's previous November record cold temperature was -21°F, set on Nov. 23, 1985.
Laramie, Wyoming hit -22°F Wednesday morning, a record low for the date, and Yellowstone hit -20°F. The storm brought very strong winds with it, with several mountaintop locations recording wind gusts in excess of 80 mph earlier this week: 81 mph at Pikes Peak, Colorado, and 84 mph at Snowbasin, Utah. According to the Wednesday morning NOAA Storm Summary, a whopping three feet of snow (36.1") fell at Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula over the past three days, and numerous locations in Michigan received more than 20" of snow, including Marquette (20") and Negaunee (32.5".)
Snow amounts in North Central Minnesota were as high as 16.5", and northern Wisconsin got a peak of 26" at Gile. The storm and associated intense cold is being triggered by an usually extreme jet stream pattern, featuring a sharp ridge of high pressure over Alaska and a deep trough of low pressure diving to the south over the Central United States. This extreme jet stream pattern is due, in part, to the influence of Super Typhoon Nuri, which caused a ripple effect on the jet stream after the typhoon became one of the most powerful extratropical storms ever recorded in the waters to the west of Alaska last Saturday.

I don't live in Wyoming or Michigan,or Utah  but I just have to say "Welcome to my world". It can be brutal and leads to hibernation. :-}


Terry said...

We were -15 night before last. Ugh. We've been that cold before, but not so early in the season.

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Terri said...

Wow- that minus sign just takes cold to a whole new world. I remember those days from when I lived up north. Now, down here, we can get a predictions of a dusting of snow and everyone freaks out and runs to the grocery store.

Gail said...

Unseasonably cold is the catch phrase here.

I'm ready for spring.

Bethany Carson said...

Brrr! It shouldn't be that cold this time of year! It's snowing right now here.

Bri & Bev said...

Great weather forecast!!! We had a winter sand storm....everyone (from the south) had their coats and scarves on!!... It dipped to 21C!!!