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« on: April 28, 2012, 06:54:01 am »
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Yesterday, the April temperature record for Salzburg was broken with 31.5°C (ca. 89-90°F) !!!

Today and tomorrow it should be even hotter, maybe 33°C (91-92°F).
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 07:18:02 am »
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Moscow broke the temperature record - 24°C!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 07:41:34 am »
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29° out there and probably getting warmer yet. Not sure it's an april record - might well be. It's certainly not a record for earliest "summer" (over 25°) day in the year though. We had such records in the aprils of 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, of course.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 12:29:28 pm »
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Yesterday, the April temperature record for Salzburg was broken with 31.5°C (ca. 89-90°F) !!!

Today and tomorrow it should be even hotter, maybe 33°C (91-92°F).

Not quite, but Waidhofen an der Ybbs in Lower Austria had 32°C today and gained the record from Salzburg (from yesterday).

http://noe.orf.at/news/stories/2530922
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 12:55:32 pm »
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Kudos on creating a new thread one can probably post in without fear!  Lately it has been terribly hot here, though it was pleasantly cool Friday and Saturday due to early rains.  Its so hot I just feel even less like doing anything that normal!  And I put a small fan about the size of a big dinner place on the floor, blowing up at my torso (the office is air-conditioned but this sort of little fan is great).
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 10:49:59 am »
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I just measured 34°C on my outdoor thermometer. The weather websites only say 27-29°C in my area though. Strange.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 10:58:40 am »
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We had 30.5° today. Cooling down fast now though even though there's been not a drop of the rainstorm promised for the afternoon. Passed further north it seems.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 11:04:23 am »
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We had 30.5° today. Cooling down fast now though even though there's been not a drop of the rainstorm promised for the afternoon. Passed further north it seems.

Weird that it's hotter in the Alps than in Frankfurt. Usually it's the opposite.

Here's a pic I made of my outdoor thermometer just half an hour ago (17.30):



At about 16:00 it showed 34°C. Usually, my outdoor thermometer is very accurate.

34°C would be REALLY hot for early/mid May here.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 02:27:25 pm »
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I just measured 34°C on my outdoor thermometer. The weather websites only say 27-29°C in my area though. Strange.

Is the sensor in the direct sunlight?  That could be affecting the results.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 04:53:31 am »
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Did get that heavyish rain in the end. Just as I went out (and stopped posting here), too.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 09:26:42 am »
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I just measured 34°C on my outdoor thermometer. The weather websites only say 27-29°C in my area though. Strange.

Is the sensor in the direct sunlight?  That could be affecting the results.

No, it's actually on the backside of the house - in the shadow. Which makes it even stranger. Maybe an accumulation of hot air in this area ... Tongue

Did get that heavyish rain in the end. Just as I went out (and stopped posting here), too.

Yeah, it's raining quite a lot here too right now.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2012, 10:31:57 am »
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Haha, you Europeans and your hilarious weather maximums.  I always love the BBC when its weather reports are like "TODAY THE TEMPERATURE PLUNGED BELOW -5C IT WAS A TERRIFYING OCCURRENCE".
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 10:32:53 am »
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After having 34°C (93°F) five days ago, today in the morning it had -2°C (27°F).

It's called the "Ice Saints":

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The Ice Saints is the name given to St. Mamertus, St. Pancras, and St. Servatius in Flemish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, German, Austrian, Polish, Swiss and Croatian folklore. They are so named because their feast days fall on the days of May 11, May 12, and May 13 respectively. In Flanders St. Boniface of Tarsus is counted amongst the Ice Saints as well; St. Boniface's feast day falling on May 14. The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief spell of colder weather in many years, including the last nightly frosts of the spring, in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian Calendar. With the change to the Gregorian Calendar, however, the equivalent days would be May 23–May 26.

In Poland and the Czech Republic, the Ice Saints are St. Pancras, St. Servatus and St. Boniface of Tarsus (i.e, May 12 to May 14). To the Poles, the trio are known collectively as zimni ogrodnicy (cold gardeners), and are followed by zimna Zośka (cold Sophias) on the feast day of St. Sophia which falls on May 15. In Czech, the three saints are collectively referred to as "ledoví muži" (ice-men or icy men), and Sophia is known as "Žofie, ledová žena" (Sophia, the ice-woman).

In Sweden, the German legend of the ice saints has resulted in the belief that there are special "iron nights", especially in the middle of June, which are susceptible to frost. The term "iron nights" (järnnätter) has probably arisen through a mistranslation of German sources, where the term "Eismänner" (ice men) was read as "Eisenmänner" (iron men) and their nights then termed "iron nights", which then became shifted from May to June.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Saints

It snowed down to about 1000 meters, which is about 200m above where I live.

This is a picture I made today from my house, looking up to a snowed in mountain:

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2012, 12:08:03 pm »
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As a rough reversal to Tender's observation, here in Kalispell it was -2°C in the morning a few days ago and then climbed up to roughly 31°C yesterday afternoon. Ground moisture and water supplies are average for this time of year, which is to say somewhat arid but not desert-like. Not being a big fan of heat, I'm really looking forward to some rain this upcoming weekend. On Friday the high temperature here ought to be a relatively normal 18°C.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2012, 01:31:58 pm »
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Haha, you Europeans and your hilarious weather maximums.  I always love the BBC when its weather reports are like "TODAY THE TEMPERATURE PLUNGED BELOW -5C IT WAS A TERRIFYING OCCURRENCE".
Yeah, the British appear hilarious even to us in that respect.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 03:02:12 pm »
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After having 34°C (93°F) five days ago, today in the morning it had -2°C (27°F).

It's called the "Ice Saints":

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The Ice Saints is the name given to St. Mamertus, St. Pancras, and St. Servatius in Flemish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, German, Austrian, Polish, Swiss and Croatian folklore. They are so named because their feast days fall on the days of May 11, May 12, and May 13 respectively. In Flanders St. Boniface of Tarsus is counted amongst the Ice Saints as well; St. Boniface's feast day falling on May 14. The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief spell of colder weather in many years, including the last nightly frosts of the spring, in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian Calendar. With the change to the Gregorian Calendar, however, the equivalent days would be May 23–May 26.

In Poland and the Czech Republic, the Ice Saints are St. Pancras, St. Servatus and St. Boniface of Tarsus (i.e, May 12 to May 14). To the Poles, the trio are known collectively as zimni ogrodnicy (cold gardeners), and are followed by zimna Zośka (cold Sophias) on the feast day of St. Sophia which falls on May 15. In Czech, the three saints are collectively referred to as "ledoví muži" (ice-men or icy men), and Sophia is known as "Žofie, ledová žena" (Sophia, the ice-woman).

In Sweden, the German legend of the ice saints has resulted in the belief that there are special "iron nights", especially in the middle of June, which are susceptible to frost. The term "iron nights" (järnnätter) has probably arisen through a mistranslation of German sources, where the term "Eismänner" (ice men) was read as "Eisenmänner" (iron men) and their nights then termed "iron nights", which then became shifted from May to June.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Saints

It snowed down to about 1000 meters, which is about 200m above where I live.

This is a picture I made today from my house, looking up to a snowed in mountain:


Frankfurt tradition is also Pancrace-Servace-Boniface-Sophie.

The coolish days in mid-june are known in German as the "Schafskälte" (sheep cold) because they come up right after shearing. Sheep lose their wool naturally after mid-june.



As to your temperature differences... well there are now four official, state weather stations in Frankfurt... they've opened a new one... and their respective daily highs for today are 29.4° (East), 29.0° (Höchst), 28.5° (Lerchesberg) and 27.5° (Sindlingen)... and Sindlingen is next door to Höchst.
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2012, 12:48:31 pm »
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So, it looks like the Oklahoma drought is returning.  One of the worst droughts in Oklahoma history in 2010 and 2011 was practically eliminated over the 2011-2012 winter when we had plenty of rain.  However, May, which is normally our wettest month of the year has been anything but.  We have had rain events, but minor ones.  We average over 4.5" for the month and we're sub-1.75" with only a week to go in the month.  We had a surplus of rainfall for the year of upwards of 6" at the close of April, but now that is down to 2.5" surplus as we're starting to head into our dry summer.  The temperatures have increased drying out the soil and the Oklahoma wind has not helped any.  With the uncertainty over El Nino this summer and the drought re-developing it remains to be seen if we're going to have a lot of 105+ degree days or if we're going to be closer to 100 average for the summer.  Our average high for July is 95 degrees, but we are rarely average in Oklahoma.  Last summer, average meant nothing.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2012, 12:53:14 pm »
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Its pouring rain, the sky is gray, and tempature is 73 F.
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