Shiverin’ Seminoles!

January 7th, 2014 at 8:23 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

florida frozen fountain    Florida State may have the hottest college football team, but they’ve also got Arctic cold and fountains of ice (pic. this AM from WJHG).  They do get excited when they see snow in the South.   Some afternoon high temperatures:  Orlando 47, Daytona Beach 42 (previous coldest high on any 1/7 was 51 in 1942), Tallahassee 35, Savannah 31, Atlanta 26, Knoxville 16, Birmingham 24, Indianapolis 7, Pittsburgh 4, Cleveland 4, Chicago 3, Wausau WI -5, Philadelphia 13, New York City 11, Cincinnati 10, Duluth -5, Grand Forks ND -5, New Orleans 36, McAllen TX 48, Galveston 45.  Monterrey, Mexico 56.    A few spots got below zero this morning in N. Alabama!   Still a little early to get your ice fishing shanty out on those Alabama ponds.  This from the Huntsville NWS:  “Safety note: Some local ponds have a thin layer of ice on them. Please tell your children to not attempt to walk on it. #HUNwx”   
Lake-effect snow closes the NYS Thruway from Exit 46 to the Pennsylvania line, NYDOT reports.  Polar Vortex update.   Average contiguous U.S. temperature at 9 am Tue. morning was 13.9 deg.

Incredible cold building in Siberia!  Could it come across the N. Pole and down toward the Great Lakes like the last batch??  Get this:  “The high Tuesday at Yaralin, Russia, was -69 F (-56 C). The low was -73 F (-58 C).”  WOW!

30 Responses to “Shiverin’ Seminoles!”

  1. Paul (Yankee Springs-Barry State Game Area) says:

    As long as we can get some thawing occasionally like this weekend, then it’s tolerable….

  2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Bill you are supposed to say ‘Shiverin Snowman’, not ‘Shiverin Seminoles’! Although that -73 degree temperature was pretty impressive. The wind chill must have been unbelievable!

    1. Jack says:

      Ahhh Nathan….FLORIDA STATE ” Seminoles” !!! The National CHAMPS !!! Hence Bill IS CORRECT!! Stay Cued.. ;-)

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        Yeah but he always says shiverin snowman, it’s his slogan. And it fits perfectly for today!

        1. Jack says:

          It’s a Joke Nathan, or A PUN on Words !!! Bill, Loves To Make Puns ! :-) . Stay Cued ! :-)

        2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Bill sure does like to make puns, Jack! I guess this one was pretty clever… I just think shiverin snowman has a better beat to it. Plus it’s a Bill Classic!

  3. Todd in Nunica says:

    Good! I’m glad, sick of hearing from people I know down south rubbing in their warm weather as I sit here with my nose instantly freezing up every time I step outside.

  4. Brett says:

    Hoping schools in kent close!

  5. Cindy says:

    Would like to know if any GR schools will cancel for Wednesday?

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      You may have to wait until tomorrow morning for that info.

    2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Okay, why are schools closing for tomorrow? The roads are just snow covered, it’s like this all the time. The wind chills will be warmer and no snow will be falling. It is just getting unnecessary.

      1. Jack says:

        Rural Roads ….Nathan !! Some are Impassable ! Some are a Sheeet of ICE ! Buses Are Runnung on Paved Roads ONLY….ECT. ECT. !!!

        1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

          Thanks for the continued enthusiastic replies Jack! I haven’t checked out those roads yet, so thanks for the info.

        2. DF (SE Mich) says:

          You get what you pay for out in the boonies. ;)

      2. Bobby (Ada) says:

        Heck, even a lot of the main roads are bad and super icy. The should have just left the snow on them for traction until this weekend when the salt may actually work ;)

      3. Matt(OceanaCo) says:

        Most of the secondary roads are plowed, however they’re a sheet of ice!!!

  6. gostateorgohome (zeeland) says:

    Most of the roads that have been plowed are now sheets of ice.. I expect Ottawa county schools to close due to the fact that most of Muskegon and Allegan schools are closed.

  7. Lisa says:

    Out here in Hopkins we have roads that haven’t been plowed yet or are down to one lane.

  8. Bobby (Ada) says:

    Couple of school closings just came in for Kent FYI

  9. gostateorgohome (zeeland) says:

    I am truly surprised no Ottawa county schools have closed yet.

  10. Randall says:

    Grand Rapids roads are ice rinks especially intersections…watch it out there!

  11. Cort S. says:

    This is a really big sunspot. It’s pointed right at earth and just lit off an X-class flare.

    http://spaceweather.com/

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      What does this mean? A chance for northern lights? When?

      1. Cort S. says:

        If a significant Coronal Mass Ejection happened, then it’s virtually certain that it’s heading our way. The stream of charged particles travels at about a million miles per hour, so it takes about 3-4 days to get here.

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          What would the likely time frame be for us. I saw in the link Jack posted, something about 1500 UTC, which would be daylight hours for us.

        2. Cort S. says:

          Timing is rather unpredictable down a matter of hours. Just gotta pay attention to the information coming from the space weather and auroral oval websites Friday-Saturday.

          http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/

          http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/auroral-oval

    2. Jack says:

      Speaking of Sun Spots….SPIN::::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRmgT3n1m8Y. ;-) . Stay cued !! ;-)

  12. Scott says:

    I wouldn’t get your hopes up for this. The timing would coincide with the next weather system. If the Aurora was to happen, it would happen while we’re under warm advection and precipitation.

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