What is your weather like ... today


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Last night was a real butt kicking wind storm. We were w/o power for about 9 hours starting at about 7pm or so. We lost no trees but I'm sure some did. Thankfully we have a good generator but then the Comcast cable went out so no tv for us. Today will be in the 50's for us too @MitchM and no rain, yay! I can ride my bike, then back to rain tomorrow. That's ok I have my rubber suit to keep me dry for a nice walk.
 

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Just be careful and choose wisely on what you decide. Even if you have to wait longer down there still better than losing your lives or smashing up.
Long drive, 1065 miles, rain all of the way, but we seemed to be driving in a bubble. The horrible rain was always ahead of us, west of us or south. It never stopped raining but mostly light to medium rain. Traffic was lighter than normal, maybe a lot stayed off the roads due to the forecasts.

The app on my phone is pretty darn good, it says rain starting in x lasting xx and it is usually right. Called dark sky.
Also shows the radar around you, the temp, It follows you as you drive change locations etc tells you what is happening right where you are. And gives a good/decent forecast of the next week of weather.

We watch it the entire time we are traveling to give us a idea if we should be finding a hotel.

We had a clear drive out of Florida on Friday, no rain until we hit Georgia, on Saturday Florida was under tornado watch. If we had waited a day we would never have left until Sunday.

We found another way home when we get near Fredericksburg, allows us to totally miss the absolute horrible dead stop traffic near Tysons corner. Adds 1/2 hour to the drive but saves us a hour plus of sitting in non moving traffic.

The driving app, waze, saved us also, coming up on a total closure of i95 due to a accident, warned us that the road was closed ahead, told us to take a exit, drove along i95 pass all the dead stop traffic for 5 miles, then back on 95 to a empty road! It is a little fussy for a app, shuts down now and then. But well worth it. We also run google maps, it sometimes gives a warning about bad traffic coming up. And our older garmin gps, has the traffic indicator but it does not work unless you are in a area they broadcast in.
 
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Under flood warnings again...............this has been one wet year. All along the drive home we saw lots of trees in standing water. Places where dead trees have been cut down, possibly from being too wet.
 

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Stay safe! those things are nasty

21 here this am, dropping fast now, ice coating the ponds, thin ice. Back to 60ish this weekend.
 
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Yesterday it got up to 46* boy that sun felt good!
I believe we're expecting rain for today and I'm good with that too, the rain refills the ponds so I don't have to worry about it
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Looks like we won't be having a white Christmas. No snow in the forecast until Christmas day, and it doesn't look like it'll accumulate. This is the second year in a row where December has lacked snow. We've had nothing since November. The thing is, after Christmas, I wont want any, and we'll have two or three more snowy months ahead. :meh:
 

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Storm going on right now, big winds. I went for a walk, crazy me! A big tree fell down knocking out power here now but internet still works and have generator. Internet might go soon tho. Who knows! 53 and feels warm tho.
 

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The rain stopped for a few hours this morning. Long enough to repair damage to holiday display that got hit by high winds and pull damaged underwater camera and replace it.
 

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Sure hope next year is dryer. Breaking all records for the amount of rain this year. Here at our house we are at 62 inches for the year. "normal" is around 40
 

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Power came back on at 4am and nice chilly sunshine at 33f now. No wind or rain,yay!
 

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Sure hope next year is dryer. Breaking all records for the amount of rain this year. Here at our house we are at 62 inches for the year. "normal" is around 40
That Th a lot of rain and close to our record breaking total in 2015 making that the wettest year for North Texas.

I will say though, be careful what you wish for as far as dry weather. That could mean drought and/or wildfires.

Here in Texas we do experience wild precipitation swings where some months it will be like a deluge and we get absolutely soaked then for months we hardly see a drop. The lush foliage from the abundant rain drys up then we get wildfires.
 

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Severe weather is expected tomorrow across much of Texas. Tomorrow might be a storm chase day for me. (I'm active in the Skywarn community) Pray for us!
 

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Severe weather is expected tomorrow across much of Texas. Tomorrow might be a storm chase day for me. (I'm active in the Skywarn community) Pray for us!
Do you chase those storms for fun or is it part of your job? I will pray you stay safe
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