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Weather update

At midnight, the weather monitor on my back deck read 49°F (9.4°C). This morning, it reported the lowest temperature since was 11°F (−11.7°C) at 8:10. So, a drop of 38 degrees F (−21.1°C; I just love doing conversions) in 8.5 hours. The National Weather Service office at Detroit City Airport (about five miles away) confirms this. They actually went a couple of degrees colder after 8 a.m.

We got skunked on the snow, though. The NWS predicted 2 inches (5cm) of snow, but we only had a trace. Or maybe we did get it, and the wind blew it all away. We had storm-force winds all night. That kept me awake, as I was worried that the tree in the front yard would blow over or siding would come off my house or something.

The only damage in my yard was a branch broken off my tree (I expected more), and the cover blew off my gas barbecue grill on the back deck. The cover has a drawstring; I don't know how it came off, but it did. Fortunately, it was timid, and I found it hiding between the garage and the side fence. It has a small hole in it, but nothing too bad. Other areas have power outages, though.

All in all, not quite as bad as it was predicted, here.



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Jan. 30th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
That storm kept me and Brian up too, between the thunder and lightning and wind, I was worried that the tree in the back was going to fall on us.
Jan. 30th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Tree: The Looming Menace — Premieres Friday on SciFi!
Jan. 31st, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
We got skunked on that snow too, after lots of warnings to the contrary. However, it looks like you're in for a good one tonight and tomorrow. We're only on the edge of that path so we may get cheated again. ;p
Jan. 31st, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Overnight, the NWS upgraded us to a heavy snow warning... supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow on Friday, now. Yay, us, right?

Hmmm.... so, do I plan to bring my work home for tomorrow, or struggle into work where it'll probably be nice and quiet because everyone else decided to work at home? I'll have to ponder that one...
Jan. 31st, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
It's snowing hard here. O'Hare is running a couple of hours late already and visibility is poor, but the "official" storm warning doesn't even start until 6 pm, three hours away. Could be interesting all right. Looks like it might all melt over the weekend too, which means more flood warnings.
Jan. 31st, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
OK... That explains why my body hurts. Getting old sucks when every joint in your body reacts to severe weather change.
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
I'm betting the snow barely hits us. That high pressure system sitting just out East will break it up and send the heavy stuff South. Bet Toledo gets twice what we get.
Feb. 1st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Toledo was too warm, and they got more sleet or freezing rain than we got, I think (just checked the NWS Cleveland office's page).
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