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December/January – Abominable Weather Ahead?

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by on 12-01-2017 at 09:02 AM (1106 Views)
Stick a fork in it, The Season of DOOM is over! Now it’s time to sit back by the fire and enjoy the Frosty days ahead, or not.
Long term predictions from the CPC are showing the south to be warm and dry through the winter…..






As we well know, it only takes one deep cold intrusion to freeze everything solid, especially in S. Fl. We’ll have to keep an eye on the radar and hope no blue blobs make it too far south.



Abominable weather ahead? I guess we'll just have to Bumble along to find out!

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  1. NavarreMark's Avatar
    I best fortify myself for the impending DOOM.

    I'll have a bunch of the casserole, some mini quiches, shrimp, and a pot of regular coffee please.

    Thank You very much.
  2. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning Aislinn!

    BreakFast is looking mighty tasty this morning!

    I'll have Cheesy ham and hash brown casserole, brown butter crab benedict with hollandaise sauce, mini bacon quiches, lobster frittatas and coffee - TYVM Aislinn and try not to freeze! 50's here on Sat. morning - a truly terrible and horrible thing
  3. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NavarreMark
    I best fortify myself for the impending DOOM.

    I'll have a bunch of the casserole, some mini quiches, shrimp, and a pot of regular coffee please.

    Thank You very much.
    It is supposed to get down to 58 in the daytime here in Mickeyville USA. But then it will be in the low 80s the rest of the time before and after, if Weather dot calm is accurate. But I will be gone tomorrow headed for NC. I brought my winter clothes, so I should be prepared.
    I go back to the Philippines for a visit. Apparently, I am missed somewhat. So I will be there almost the whole month of February and a little of March. I left my summery clothes there, so I should be good. The less clothes the better there: 90s and 150% humidity!
    And now, for my educational segment of the week:
    Q: What does relative humidity mean?*
    A: Relative humidity is the ratio of the current absolute humidity to the highest possible absolute humidity (which depends on the current air temperature). A reading of 100 percent relative humidity means that the air is totally saturated with water vapor and cannot hold any more, creating the possibility of rain.

    Q: Can the humidity be more than 100%?
    A: Surprisingly, yes, the condition is known as supersaturation. At any given temperature and air pressure, a specific maximum amount of water vapor in the air will produce a relative humidity (RH) of 100 percent. Supersaturated air literally contains more water vapor than is needed to cause saturation.

    Another bit of life saving information from the Pros at FBMU.

    You may now face the rest of the day with enlightenment.

    *I always thought that 100% humidity would be water with no air, such as in a swimming pool (which likely isn't pure water) and I am right. sort of! But in meteorology the correct term is relative humidity, not just humidity. However, thanks to the decline, decay and the misuse and "dumbing down" of the English language, adjectives and adverbs are often left out and because of common use, profanity and ignorance are used in its place.
    So, to be honest, there is more to the story.
    Humidity is:
    The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity is measured in two ways: (1) Absolute humidity is the percentage of water vapor actually present in the air. (2) Relative humidity is the absolute humidity divided by the amount of water that could be present in the air.

    So, when they say "humidity" they may as well say "celsius." Because we will not even know how much water vapor is in the air, we just know if there is a higher number, it is more than a lower number has.

    But generally, we humans are more uncomfortable with higher humidity levels. Women's hair seems to defy control at high humidity levels which makes them mean(er).
    Often, when a woman is upset, the male of the species will bumble along and run smack dab into the brunt of it, especially if he is insensitive or happy. So if your woman associates, relatives, or friends have nice hair, be careful during high humidity. Tell tale signs are"
    1. She wears a hat.
    2. She is continually fussing with her hair.
    3. She ties it back.
    4. She looks in the mirror more often and messes with her hair and then her shoulders slump and she sighs large sighs and adopts a disgruntled look.
    5. She glares at those who compliment her looks as taken for sarcasm.

    These are just a few things that CAN happen during high humidity.

    **Disclaimer:
    Caution should be used when dealing with the female of the human race. Humidity is only one of many triggers that may cause irrational and angry and even violent behavior, or sometimes it can be caused by a fleeting thought which is unable to predict and mean absolutely nothing, but attempts to prove it may be hazardous to your health.
    Always approach with caution and chocolate, flowers, jewelry or something known to be disarming.
    Do not assume everything is OK. Don't blurt out anything upon meeting. Lay low and get the lay of the land.
    But I digress...

    It took Amazon 28 hours to get a package from Tampa to Orlando. It is their own delivery service. I have to stay an extra day because of it. Customer service said they will not inquire about its whereabouts until Wednesday at 8 PM when it will be considered "lost."

    If I ordered a !@#%$ knick knack, it would be there the next day!

    Excuse me while I trudge around the hotel room muttering obscenities like an old man...

    Wait!
  4. SuperYooper's Avatar
    Good morning everyone. Before I get into where I've been let me first get my morning moment of Zen out-of-the-way, recent drone shot of a sunset in the UP:


    Sorry I've been laying so low lately. I really haven't been in much of a mood to be on the Internet nor have I been in much of a mood to convey thoughts to everyone. Back in early May of this year things for going pretty damn well. We just booked a trip to a neighbor of Libs and summer was just starting to peek out from the snow that was no longer on the ground.

    Then the bottom fell out once again.

    I've been working in IT at the hospital for about the past year when rumors of layoffs were starting to come to our department. I thought no way where they going to get rid of somebody who would cost very little money compared to the other people who had been in the department for 30 years. I of course was completely wrong, and was one of 12 in my department that was let go. I was absolutely devastated of course because most of you know this type of thing it happened to me not too distant in the past. Now I was out on the job search again and on the wrong side of the big 40. The job search has not been easy so far. I have a job currently but it pays absolutely nowhere near what my old position did.

    I mentioned at the job search has not gone well. Associates degrees do not cover what they used to in the past. Lotta places now requiring bachelors degrees even though I have more than enough experience in the areas that I'm going to be looking for. Can't even find a retail management job that'll even be willing to interview me. So in that regard, I am back in school. I am currently taking two courses at the University here in Marquette and it looks like I will be passing those two courses. I need two more to get into the major that I declared for, information systems, and then probably another two years until I graduate with that. I hate school. I don't like it. I don't want to be in it. But the problem is that nobody will hire me without a bachelors degree. I even tried reapplying for a position at the hospital and now they require a bachelors degree.

    Along with school I am also doing the coaster sales again. Just made another 300 of them and I have a craft show this weekend to see if I can sell enough to allow us to have a good time on our family trip. I'm not really mad at the people who currently run the hospital. They are nothing but stooges that are being told from above what to do. One interesting thing that I have been doing is an accounting class, and I had a research project that entailed me to do research on a publicly traded company. Our hospital recently went from a nonprofit to a for-profit, owned by LifePoint Incorporated. Guess who I chose to do my report on? Needless to say I got a perfect score on the paper, and I got a special message from the professor saying it was the best report she has had in her 20 years of teaching at the University. It is very interesting to see why they are doing what they're doing, maybe they shouldn't have gotten them incid needless to say I got a perfect score on the paper, and I got a special message from the professor saying it was the best report she has had in her 20 years of teaching at the University. It is very interesting to see why they are doing what they're doing, maybe they shouldn't have gotten themselves in so much debt.

    Anyway, you might see my avatar a bit more in here now that I have decided to reemerge into society. I hope everyone is doing well and I hope you are all having a good holiday season.

    SY
  5. Landfall2004's Avatar
    YOOP--we were missing you! We miss the tales from the Great White North.

    We are all saddened to hear your news about the job situation. These twists and turns in our lives can be quite traumatic. All we can do is "endavour to persevere."

    I have to take 2 classes this spring to renew my Teacher's license. (I am not teaching, but keeping my license active--ya never know.) I am now an honorary Colorado State Univ. RAM, via my online classes. I decided to take a class on Autism and one on Teaching Gifted Students. I am not sure my grandkids are getting the best "gifted" service. Seems more like, "just let them do 6th grade work in 5th grade." I am not seeing the challenge or growth potential--what if they could do 7th or 8th grade work? Well, now I can see how the program should be structured. As an ESE Teacher, I do not believe in pigeon-holing anyone's potential.
  6. hurricat's Avatar
    Hi folks! I have returned safe and sound from my trip to the Big Apple. Among other touristy things we saw the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We also saw a hilarious show ("The Play That Goes Wrong) and hung out with family. However, anybody considering visiting NYC at this time of year should avoid, at all costs, Rockefeller Center after dark. Massive numbers of people were packed into the 4-5 block area around there. I think cattle at feedlots have more space to move. Unfortunately, I seemed to have picked up a stomach bug (can't imagine how ) but I am starting to feel better. We got out of there just in time to avoid the Arctic hypegeddon. They were already talking up the possibility of snow.
  7. hurricat's Avatar
    I see the Bunker was visited by much cuteness. Babies and puppies are hard to beat.

    Yoop, the Bunker is always here for you. I wish you luck in your studies and the job hunt.
  8. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Good afternoon.

    Yoop - the AA degree you mentioned not being "enough" gets under my skin. I feel college tuition to attain X degree is nowadays one of the biggest scandals going. Young kinds who are either scholarship deprived, don't come from a silver spoon household, etc.... are being saddled with 50K plus in student loan repayments in many cases if pursuing a bachelors then can't get a reasonable job post-grad. The "system" is seriously flawed. I've been working with my company on the order of 20 years now and have folks with no more than a HS diploma making very comfortable livings. Not wealthy by any means but no worries making ends meet.

    You mentioned Accounting - that's what my degree is in although I haven't used it in a couple decades. While not the same it brings me to Finance. Is that of interest? I have a buddy at work who is my age with a 21 YO son. He graduated HS but has no collegiate education. Got his foot in the door for the same financial instiution I am employed with but he's on the business side versus the tech area I'm in. As of a year ago he made 40k/yr with quarterly bonuses AND had the company pay for him to pursue a 12 week course to attain a Series 7 license. He is now an Investment Specialist.


    Triple K - to me humidity has never mattered but instead the dew point. It could be 60 degrees with a 59 dew point and 97% humidity. Doesn't phase us. But if the dew point is on the north side of 70 it's muggy as HE double hockey sticks regardless of the temp! Those summertime days with temps in the mid 90's, mid 70's dewpoints, and 40-50% humidity levels are a bear.
  9. InTheCone's Avatar
    Nice to see you Yoop! I am very sorry to hear that you lost your job again My son is the web master person for the city of Pompano Beach and he had to have his Bachelor's to get the job. He said his Associates helped him much more than the last 2 years and that he really had to learn most everything outside of school - for the most part all of it was pretty useless. I have to agree with Aug. that it's really not a good system for many people.

    Welcome home HCat! Happy to hear that you had a good time in the Big Apple - except for the stomach bug.
  10. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hurricat
    Hi folks! I have returned safe and sound from my trip to the Big Apple. Among other touristy things we saw the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We also saw a hilarious show ("The Play That Goes Wrong) and hung out with family. However, anybody considering visiting NYC at this time of year should avoid, at all costs, Rockefeller Center after dark. Massive numbers of people were packed into the 4-5 block area around there. I think cattle at feedlots have more space to move. Unfortunately, I seemed to have picked up a stomach bug (can't imagine how ) but I am starting to feel better. We got out of there just in time to avoid the Arctic hypegeddon. They were already talking up the possibility of snow.
    LOL. I was born in Jersey not far from downtown NYC. Last time I was back in that area was the 1990's to attend my grandfather's funeral. WAY too much going on there for this simpleton. I guess for those who have never been it's juan of those things to check off the bucket list but I don't see how those peeps can enjoy living there. Oh well, different strokes for different folks.

    Thanks for the kind words about the nugget all. I hadn't read back earlier. I barely have time to relieve myself during work these days much less do much else aside from DJ/Castlerock Jeff or Dewey drive-bys. At least they're not shootings.
  11. InTheCone's Avatar
    Yes, I'm all for drive-bys without the shootings.

    What is this all about??? The words "wind chill" are NOT supposed to be used down here!

    Brrrrrrrrrrr... Wind Chills on Sunday morning! @CBS12





  12. NavarreMark's Avatar
    I see that Yoop made an appearance. Hang in there buddy.

    I agree with Aug about the whole college thing. Kids are being pushed into college wether they are cut out for it or not. They end up with useless arts degrees in various psuedo academic disciplines and end up working at McDonalds or something when they should have went to trade school instead and the student loan scam just jacks up tuition rates for everybody across the board. I never obtained a degree until later in life when I got Juan in engineering from the University of Wyoming and I only got that because of the GI Bill and they gave me a whole bunch of credit for the technical training I already had. The funny thing is that I've never really used the degree because I've been self employed most of my adult life. I had an A&P license and FCC licenses. Those were the things I actually used and made a living from. Not to mention my various pilot ratings from which I lived on for some time in various ways. Some more lucrative than others.

    We got enough rain today to make it worth mentioning. It was enough to trip the circuit breaker for the christmas lights which set Mama into a panic. Of course that was all my fault as usual. It's no big deal though. Not to me anyway and Mama will get over it. Either that or a portion of my scalp will be missing.
  13. Ossqss's Avatar
    Good to see some MIA back in the mix. I did not read back, but wish the best for those in need of such.

    KKKid, you are not far. Ping me if you cross near 75 and 4. I think you have my number?

    It has been an unusual week. I made the Fantasy playoff in my FF league.

    I lost a father figure from my early days as a Kid. God rest Mr. D's soul! He will never be forgotten.

    Significant business opportunity is knocking, but I don't know if I want to answer.

    Life is short, and we all race to the end of it, so make the best of it that you can folks.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usyK2i1F1QI&app=desktop
  14. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Good Luck with your decision Oss, always 2 sides to every coin.

    This epic, unprecedented and non-historic cold spell is going to last awhile in the east with the freeze line getting pretty close to Aug. next Thurs. We won't even begin to mention what it will be like for Yoop and Blakels, except to say it will be brutal and exceptional shrinkage can be expected.....

  15. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Morning folks.

    It's currently 56 in Navarre and it's only going to go down hill from there.

    It's going to get worse. Much worse.
  16. blakels's Avatar
    Good morning everyjuan. Currently 27 and breezy here, not a good combination. Looks like we're not going to get above freezing for at least the next week. Oh well, I got a new hot tub to enjoy it in.
  17. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning Dr. Mark & Blakels!

    Hot tub in freezing weather is the only way to go They're pretty much useless down here, you just go from being hot and sweaty to wet and sweaty with possible heat stroke

    Ais' BreakFastCast - Juan last chance at some rain as the cold moves in...

    Today: Much cooler. Showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

    Tonight: Showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent
  18. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Day has arrived to reveal overcast skies in Navarre.

    A windbreaker may be required clothing today to combat the "ARCTIC FRONT".

    It's a terrible horrible thing.
  19. NavarreMark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Morning Dr. Mark & Blakels!

    Hot tub in freezing weather is the only way to go They're pretty much useless down here, you just go from being hot and sweaty to wet and sweaty with possible heat stroke

    Ais' BreakFastCast - Juan last chance at some rain as the cold moves in...

    Today: Much cooler. Showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

    Tonight: Showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent
    Good morning Cone & Blakels.

    Around here Juan only needs to take a dip in the rocket fuel during the summer for hot tub like effects. They can be useful in December and January however, but not worth the expense and labor for a couple of months of usefulness in my humble yet sage opinion.
  20. NavarreMark's Avatar
    All of this hot tub talk killed the blog.
  21. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! Raining and 40 here, but we need the rain! Yoop! We've missed you and stories of the Yooplings. So sorry about your job. I think it's even harder when you live in a more rural or not large city. Between the lack of job openings and the 'it's who you know, not what you know' it's harder to find a new job, especially one that pays enough to live off of. So good to see so many names! LF, I have lifetime certification, so glad I don't have to take more classes to keep it. I get asked regularly to go back to teaching, no thank you, miss my kids and friends but not the rest of it. One nice thing about Special Ed is I was able to teach every child at their level and you might be surprised to find out how many autistic children are grade levels way above their age grade level. So smart! Running out the door to the office, have a great day, everyjuan!

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: Scrambled eggs with cheese, red and green peppers and diced ham, bacon wrapped sausage links, sausage, egg and cheese wraps, eggs benedict, oversized glazed cinnamon rolls, country sausage gravy over biscuits, shrimp and grits, sweet potato pancakes with butter and syrup and whipped cream, fresh fruit, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  22. McBart ender's Avatar
    Good morning all!

    Brekafast?! Oh yea... Please pass me Juan of everything, hold the fruit. TYVM

    It's cold as a [ ---censored by BBCL--- ] out there right now. Bunker decided that a 3:00 AM walk would be nice so out we went. At that time it wasn't too bad. The main rain event FROPA was well over by then and it was only in the 50's with a breeze from the north. These were conditions with which he was at least acquainted, if not almost familiar, and therefore resulted in a highly 'productive' walk.

    By 6:00 AM we were in the 40's with a really stiff Juan blowing in from the lake. Combined with rain and humidity in the 90%s made it feel almost cryogenic. (I actually put on a light jacket for the first time this year.) The umbrella kept it off of me (mostly) but Bunker was getting pelted. We didn't make it to the sidewalk before he turned around and said "No Way Boss. No Way!" It sounded like a couple of grunts with a whisper of a whimper but it was more the body language. He has never conceived of let alone experienced weather conditions like these.

    It's okay. He's got great control so I knew we could wait for the next slack in the rain. It didn't slack 'till about 9:30 -ish, and even then it was still drizzling a bit. We tried again... There was initially much resistance, but after some persuasion the 9:30 walk was a success.

    The establishment has decreed that these wet windy cold conditions will continue for the next few days. Having now experienced it Juance, perhaps Bunker will be more willing to endure these conditions for future walks. We shall endeavor to persevere.
  23. NavarreMark's Avatar
    BarKeep has the right idea.

    I'll take one of everything please.

    Thank You very much.
  24. NavarreMark's Avatar
    We too have been getting off and on cold rain showers. The hounds live outside and have survived many winters. They just hunker down in their doghouse (It has heat if necessary) and ride out cold weather. The poms are a different story. Their trips outside are similar to what BarKeep has described above.
  25. InTheCone's Avatar
    Howdy Barkeep!

    If the NAM is correct, this will give you and Bunker something to shiver about....

  26. McBart ender's Avatar
    Snoh?! ...on Friday the 8th?!

    Thanks Cone, I needed a good laugh. ...unless it really happens then thanks for the heads-up.



    I might also need a drink. Bloody-Marys anyJuan???
  27. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McBart ender
    Snoh?! ...on Friday the 8th?!

    Thanks Cone, I needed a good laugh. ...unless it really happens then thanks for the heads-up.



    I might also need a drink. Bloody-Marys anyJuan???
    I will take a Southern Comfort and Eggnog, please.

    And somehow we need to ween Mr. Bunker off the 3AM walk.
  28. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Landfall2004
    I will take a Southern Comfort and Eggnog, please.

    And somehow we need to ween Mr. Bunker off the 3AM walk.

    Oooooof! Good Call LF! So-Co is about the only thing I'd put in Eggnog.

    The 3:00 am walk (AKA "Dawn Patrol") is down to about only once a week or so. I could have told him 'no' and he'd go back to bed. HOWEVER, Being a freshman level armchair pre-FBM I knew what was coming later. So I acquiesced and made certain the 3:00 AM walk was as 'productive' as possible. A productive 3:00 AM walk allowed a complete skip of the 6:00 AM walk due to IFR conditions. His bladder was placed in a holding pattern until well after 9:00.

    BUT! Who knows.... With a namesake like "Bunker", HE could have been trying to tell ME that he also knew what the weather was going to do. I'm sure he heard the distant thunder. Either way it worked out for the better.


    This dog is highly perceptive and scary smart. Again, my thanks and compliments to Ais and her crew.


    Updated 12-06-2017 at 08:01 PM by McBart ender
  29. InTheCone's Avatar
    Ooooh - EggNog! Sounds yummy - I'll have a large glass with double Comfort!

    Snow all along the Gulf Coast from south Texas to Fl???? Now that would be something to see....

  30. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Ooooh - EggNog! Sounds yummy - I'll have a large glass with double Comfort!

    Snow all along the Gulf Coast from south Texas to Fl???? Now that would be something to see....
    Yeah, Cone, I was gonna say 1 cup of So Co to a quart of eggnog was a bit on the "light" side.
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