Spring on Steroids 2012 - Chicago Style Post #63

By: juslivn , 04:06 AM GMT die 17o March, anno 2012

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Now is this cute or what??? OMG He is just adorable. Everyone is getting along just fine, and his disposition is very, very good. Just like Molly's.


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116. juslivn
06:34 AM GMT die 29o March, anno 2012
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Illinois
101 am CDT Thursday Mar 29 2012


Discussion...
847 PM CDT


For evening update...


Had updated earlier to remove headlines with red flag warning
expiration...and to tweak hourly forecast temperature/wind grids for
details of lake breeze front. Main concerns at middle-evening are
temperatures overnight and potential for patchy frost. Made only
minor tweaks to overnight lows.


Weak secondary cool front settled across the area late this
afternoon and helped push lake breeze inland across Chicago and
Northwest Indiana. High pressure ridge from northeast Manitoba into
the upper Mississippi Valley will build across the forecast area
overnight...setting the stage for a cool night with light winds and
generally clear skies. Surface dew point temperatures in the low-middle 30s
suggest min temperatures in that range likely away from Lake Michigan and
the urban heat center of Chicago...particularly across north central
and inland parts of northeast Illinois. North-south thermal gradient north
of frontal boundary over lower Ohio/Missouri valleys...and the
potential for some patchy high cloud cover associated with plains
convection and middle-level warm advection...should keep frost
potential lower across southern parts of the County Warning Area. Light winds off
relatively Warm Lake Michigan should keep areas close to the Lake
Shore frost-free.


Cool northeast-east low level winds will blow off the lake Thursday
as high pressure ridge drifts off to the east and low pressure
develops across the middle-Missouri Valley to our west. Warm advection
develops aloft during the afternoon/evening hours...which should
lead to an overall increase in cloud cover from the west by evening.
Low level Theta-E axis and 35 knots low level jet develop into region
Thursday night ahead of approaching short wave trough...with
precipitation chances increasing rapidly beyond Thursday evening.


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115. juslivn
06:10 AM GMT die 29o March, anno 2012
Hi hooo, well, Dau moved on to the next round of Karaoke. They had her do a sing off with others at the end. But they always do that.

Soooooo much talent in this competition. It is thoroughly entertaining on a Wednesday! However, at my age it is a bit late. I am managing ;) to keep up.

Dau is fun to see along with all the other talent. I have many vids on Youtube of this --well-- this is Fox Lake, and some may not quite believe the caliber of the talent.
Gosh, do we all have that talent laying dormant somewhere in our little small towns? I took some videos of many other singers in the competition. It was sooo good. But, I'll have to ask if they mind me posting them and get permission.
Awesome! Have a blast. Sing, Dance, Be Merry! Stay up late! Have a Karaoke contest! Sing for FUN!

down to details, Dau won with 'At Last'. Oh Etta would be proud. Awesome!

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114. ozgalah
10:16 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hi Jus love the captions, though what's a RCA dog?!!!!!Busy, busy weekend, two dog shows and family birthdays. Haven't seen new grandson for two weeks as they were all busy last week and don't think I will get there this weekend either, never mind Easter next weekend and hopefully a bit more time. Have a great weekend!
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113. seflagamma
09:43 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Jus, that picture is adorable!
is Boomer a boxer??? sort of looks like the ones my son and daughter in law have.

He is so cute!!!!
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112. NEwxguy
09:03 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hi,Jus,stopping in quickly before I leave.I'll be knee deep in construction the few days.The big project is to keep from injuring myself as I tear things apart and try not to electrocute myself as I wire up my recess lighting.If the power goes out all over the east coast,you'll know I crossed the wrong wires.Have a great weekend.
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111. juslivn
08:44 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Cute Mush!

Ok gang, haven't been around much :( and tonight is appts and Karaoke. Not sure what dau's going to sing tonight. But, I'll go and cheer her on. Have a good night all!
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110. unclemush
06:50 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Link Nipper
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109. unclemush
06:41 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hi Yep those pictures are winners!:)
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108. juslivn
06:36 PM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hello! Well, we have a winner in the caption contest from the WU Photo section -- well sort of -- It was a tie!

Here's the two funny captions picked! Have a good day all! And, if you need a laugh (like I do) just take a look at this little mug!

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107. Barefootontherocks
04:33 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Just checking your theta e. No wonder the air feels like something hanging. Looks like the storms are moving south of you and into INdiana. Watch when they hit the blue and darker blue on the map. Actually IN theta e looks higher than it did. A while ago IN had dark blue.

G'nite.
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106. Ylee
04:02 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Jus, it's really no use on the henbit. The surrounding fields are full of the stuff; all I can do is enjoy the little purple flowers, lol! The stuff doesn't like strong sun, so by summer most of it has died down, anyway.

Glad my advice worked on the radio; I get lucky once in awhile! :)

Sending soothing vibes for tomorrow!
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105. juslivn
03:38 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
See, I leave for a minute and miss all of you. I had to go back to work on the puter.

BF, I still really want to put up some of the other maps and things we learned in the seminar, but just don't get the time lately.

Man, it's warm, humid and very windy out there. Ick. Glad it may be dying down off the severe threat because I can feel something hanging.

Ylee, I meant to ask you if you were coming back in the morning. Somehow figured that was the case. 5 hours. Ugh. So far we are about even on the hours for work. 6 am (effectively) -- to 7:30 pm listing a house tonight.
I think we call that creeping charlie here? It's really baaaaad this year, too. My Mother In Law has a natural treatment formula for it. Safe for pets and the environment. If you would like it, please let me know.

Oh btw, remember how you said the alert radio automatically re-set. You were right. I really sat down with it tonight and re-programmed it, and all the settings were still there.

Shore, that iced coffee sounds pretty good! However, there are reasons for me limiting my intake of caffeine at the moment ;) Rants could have something to do with it, lol!

Yes, it was a good rant :) You would have liked it. A worthy cause.

I hope your friends in Michigan were able to salvage some of their orchards. We got lucky again in Illinois for the most part. I don't think we had damage -- knock on wood. We've got a looong way to go until we are in the clear, however. LOOOONG way.

Let's not even get started on the gas prices. Unfortunately, IMO it is affecting our young people the worst. They just got on their feet. I see so many making very disciplined attempts to budget, not charge things, live within their means, and feed their families. This just hurts. It hurts young families trying not to use charge cards to drive to work and get that next paycheck. Insult to injury.

Contest will end tomorrow at about lunch time for BOOMER CAPTIONS! Vote today! LOL!


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104. Barefootontherocks
02:58 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hi jus,
Theta e.
THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH SEWD OVER E-CENTRAL IL AND NRN INDIANA INTO
PROGRESSIVELY WEAKER LOW-LEVEL THETAE.

..EDWARDS.. 03/28/2012

Oh, yes. Can see the progressively weaker theata e on your map.

Roger Edwards, King of the MCD and theta e.
:)
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103. shoreacres
02:24 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
What? Closing your blog again? Guess it's a good thing I got here before you rolled up the sidewalks!

I hadn't even seen the pics of the new puppy. Now I have, and the only word that seems appropriate is: adorable. Really, truly. I'm no dog person, but I could be that dog's person, if Dixie Rose would let me.

And I see I missed a rant. That's ok. I'm not much into rants these days - doling 'em out or listening to them. It seems like everyone is ranting and I just don't have the patience. On the other hand, you've had a few pretty good ones in the past - I guess I would listen to your rants, if you let me do it while I sip on my newest favorite cold-brewed coffee. ;)

Honest - if you're an iced coffee fan, let me know, because I've got the best recipe ever. There's not a lick of work to it, as long as you've got a container and know how to use a strainer. And it's the best coffee in the world - I've been using Starbuck's Verona, and it tastes completely different. No bitterness and some hints of chocolate. Yum.

I've gone back to my Gas Game. Every Monday I put in $40 worth, and try to make it last the whole week. Of course, when it hits $5 that won't work so well, but it does make me think more about combining errands and such, and that's good, anyway.

Other than that - no news here. Spring has sprung, of course, and the people who planned the oleander festivals for the end of April are in a world of hurt because the oleanders are in full bloom, but so it goes. I've got a friend up in Michigan, plunk in the middle of the orchards, who's been close to a heart attack for two days. All of the cherries and apples are in full bloom, and they really are afraid they're going to lose the whole crop. It's just ghastly. It's been two days since she's posted - I'm sure it's all hands on deck in the orchards to do what they can with their fans, fires, etc. I suppose they don't use smudge pots any more... Need to go check that out.

Have a good one - if the world weighs too heavy, go whack a weed!
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102. Ylee
02:15 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Hey, jus! Long day, eh? I'm having one of those "Work 16 hours until 11AM then get 5 hours sleep then come back to work at 7 and try to do a new blog while tired" kind of days!

Storms are forecast in Wabit territory....
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101. juslivn
02:03 AM GMT die 28o March, anno 2012
Oh My Ylee! We have that, too.
Just got out of work clothes. Sat down and wallah...storms popping up. Sort of was watching this all day, but the jury seemed to be out whether it would materialize.

3, 2, 1 blast off in Illinois. A bit farther South than me but...

MCD...and map of the action below.



MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0370
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0843 PM CDT TUE MAR 27 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS NRN/WRN IL...EXTREME NERN/N-CENTRAL
KS...EXTREME NWRN INDIANA...WRN/NRN MO...EXTREME SERN IA...EXTREME
SRN LM.

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 280143Z - 280345Z

GRADUAL DEEPENING OF CONVECTION HAS BEEN NOTED IN PREFRONTAL BAND
FROM N-CENTRAL IL TO NERN MO...WITH POTENTIAL MOVEMENT ACROSS SRN LM
REGION AND POSSIBLE BACKBUILDING TOWARD KS/MO BORDER REGION DURING
NEXT FEW HOURS. OCNL SVR HAIL OR DAMAGING GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE.

01Z SFC MESOANALYSIS SHOWED COLD FRONT FROM E-CENTRAL WI SWWD ACROSS
DBQ/OTM/STJ AREAS. WARM FRONT WAS DRAWN FROM ERN WI SSEWD ACROSS
CHI AREA TO NEAR SDF...HOWEVER RELATIVELY DRY SFC AIR WITH MID-UPPER
40S F DEW POINTS EXTENDED W OF WARM FRONT OVER ERN IL. GIVEN SWLY
FLOW ON BOTH SIDES OF COLD FRONT...FRONTAL CONVERGENCE WAS
WEAK...AND SHOULD REMAIN SO THROUGH AT LEAST 04Z. HOWEVER...SFC
CONFLUENCE LINE WAS EVIDENT OVER W-CENTRAL/N-CENTRAL IL. THOUGH AT
OBLIQUE ANGLE TO DEVELOPING CONVECTION...STRONGEST LOW-LEVEL LIFT
APPEARS TO BE NEAR SFC CONFLUENCE ZONE. MOIST AXIS WAS DRAWN ABOUT
35-45 NM AHEAD OF FRONT OVER MOST OF AREA. 850 AND 925 MB UPPER AIR
CHARTS SHOWED MOIST AXES AT THOSE LEVELS NEARLY COLLOCATED FROM
PNC-MKC-PIA. 00Z UPPER AIR CHARTS AND LATEST VWP/PROFILER WINDS
INDICATED LLJ AXIS SLIGHTLY FARTHER S NEAR OKC-COU-SBN LINE.

CONVECTION HAS DEVELOPED AHEAD OF FRONT...ALONG SRN FRINGE OF
LOW-LEVEL MOIST PLUME...S OF MOIST AXES AND N OF LLJ. MOIST
ADVECTION...AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC ASCENT...SHOULD HELP TO
MAINTAIN THIS ACTIVITY AND PERHAPS INCREASE COVERAGE...WHILE BAND
TRANSLATES EWD 20-25 KT AND EMBEDDED CELLS MOVE FASTER NEWD.
MODIFIED DVN/ILX/TOP/SGF RAOBS...ORD ACARS SOUNDING AND RUC FCST
SOUNDINGS SUGGEST 1000-1500 J/KG MLCAPE NEAR MOIST AXIS...BUT ALSO
INCREASING MLCINH LIKELY WITH EVENING DIABATIC COOLING NEAR SFC.
THIS WILL MAKE DAMAGING WIND POTENTIAL MORE CONDITIONAL/MRGL WITH
TIME. MEANWHILE NEARLY PARALLEL NATURE OF MEAN FLOW TO CONVECTIVE
PLUME SUPPORTS QUASI-LINEAR CONVECTIVE MODE...LIKELY LIMITING THREAT
FOR SIGNIFICANT SVR HAIL. NONETHELESS...PRESENCE OF FAVORABLE
BUOYANCY ATOP MOISTURE PLUME...AND EFFECTIVE SHEAR MAGNITUDES
RANGING FROM AROUND 50 KT OVER NRN IL TO 35 KT NEAR MKC...WILL
SUPPORT SOME POTENTIAL FOR ORGANIZED CONVECTION WITH SPORADIC SVR.
THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH SEWD OVER E-CENTRAL IL AND NRN INDIANA INTO
PROGRESSIVELY WEAKER LOW-LEVEL THETAE.

..EDWARDS.. 03/28/2012

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100. Ylee
05:34 AM GMT die 27o March, anno 2012
Thanks for posting all the photos! I had to put in my two cents' on the Boomer caption Contest!

Our yard is awash in this stuff:

Lamium amplexicaule L. - henbit deadnettle
We just call it henbit.

Stay warm!
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99. Barefootontherocks
04:30 AM GMT die 27o March, anno 2012
Before you close the blog, I just want to say... love the caption about the RCA dog.

Good night and sleep well.
:)
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98. juslivn
04:12 AM GMT die 27o March, anno 2012
Hi all. It is late, but I have been very busy. Thank you Ozgalah, he is doing very well! Such a good little guy so far.

Hi BF, hope you had a good Moonday. Mine was bang zoooom to the Mooooon! Loooong story.

Tomorrow is an even longer day. So, I may close the blog you guys and gals. I will leave the caption contest go until tomorrow night. It is a lot of fun! And, I need some good quick smiles right now. See you all possibly tomorrow night.

P.S. It is very cold here. Saw icky stuff headed our way (but a small cluster?) Need time to look.
If you want the details of my rant, wu mail me...I shouldn't have vented in public.
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97. ozgalah
09:55 PM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Hi Jus, Boomer looks great and growing! We have two dog shows this weekend so lots of grooming to do on the dogs. We are picking apples from our trees and they are in blossom again, our seasons are really mixed up this year. My neighbour has a crab apple tree in her front yard and it spectacular with blossom but its Autumn!!
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96. Barefootontherocks
05:33 PM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Oh, I chuckled over those two vids.
:)

Hope your Moonday is going well.

Ps. See your post. Hi/bye.
:)
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95. juslivn
05:32 PM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Hi NEw, Had to wear a coat today myself! It dropped, but we for some reason aren't in the frost area. I'm hoping Door County and Wisconsin cherry and apple orchards will be spared, too. Missouri wine country looks safe for now as well.

Hope all your projects are going well. I am going to stop by after I get home later, or if I get a lull in the action here at work. This office is much busier than my other one and, as you probably can tell from my previous years blogs, I wasn't used to being so busy during the crash, lol.

Hope everyone stays warm and prayers up for farmers everywhere. Our economy does not need this hit in the heartland! P.S. Let's really start yacking to our Congressmen and complaining about these gas prices, too. Any recovery is doomed if this continues impo. It is ridiculous. Over and out...
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94. NEwxguy
03:43 PM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Here we are talking about weeds in the last week of March,Mother Nature has her calendar all messed up.
Well not for us,we are plunging into winter,starting this afternoon,windchills tonight could drop into the single numbers.Now I have to go search for hat,gloves,winter coat.We are clearing out our family room in preparation for my construction project starting on Thursday,so who knows where I put them.
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93. juslivn
03:49 AM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Such nasty stuff that weedweed BF. ha hahaha exactly what I was up to most of the day. Garlic mustard is THE WORST! It is soooo invasive and is ruining our forests! My own property is just terrible with it. But I try.

Boomer is much bigger this week! I can hardly pick him up. And that belly gets soooo full, he can hardly fit through the doggy door.

Ok anyhoooooo here are some Spring Flower pics. Some of these I will definitely be posting to the photo section, eventually. But, :) there's TWO VIDEOS of the pup, enjoy!

(Ylee, I don't know if you can see these :( or what I can do to help)

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92. Barefootontherocks
03:30 AM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Hi jus,
For the strange but true column.

Earlier today, I typed a short comment to you that said "Hope you're having a great weedweed. Complete Freudian typo. Then I loled and typed "meant *weekend*" Was gonna write some more and got interrupted, had to shut down and left without posting. Strange but true.

The leaves on those weeds remind me of nettle.

In his newest pics Boomer looks bigger! Already.

Bugs on steroids. Now that's funny.
:)
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91. juslivn
02:33 AM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Ok Sorry, we had a slight delay in programming while I watched 'Shameless' whoooo hooooo!

All (well most) of the pics are up of the puppy on WU photos now, so be sure to make your way over and vote for the favorite caption for our contest on the first picture of Boomer.

Soon, I will try to post the flower pics. But I think they will attach to this album and I hate that when that happens cause you post em on the same day.

I'll just put them here or something maybe. (ramble, ramble... :) Hope you all got a kick out of the puppy pics.
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90. juslivn
12:59 AM GMT die 26o March, anno 2012
Hi Ylee, Add: sorry cool you have a guy from there. My nephew really likes it there and is having a blast, too!

Haven't uploaded any photos yet so I'll try to add the extensions so you can see them. I don't think you get youtube at work regardless of what I would do, lol. Sorry.

First up! WAR WITH MUSTARD WEED HAS BEGUN! And this year's crop has a phenomenal head start. It is already at seed by March 25! Oh boy. Even the work I did last year isn't making a dent. New colonies are trying to set up everywhere I look on the property.
Here is a website to learn more about Mustard Weed or Garlic Mustard or whatever you may call it. It is a baaaaadddd plant. A bad one. I'll post some photos so if you all see it, you can pull it (all the way to the root, then really dispose of it properly or it will spread)

USDA SITE:

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And, I have to say the box elder bug population this Spring is also on steroids! Sheesh. Have never seen it this bad. Fall should be just nuts on the South side of my home.
Actually, spiders, bugs, especially knats are really bad out there this year without a steady two or three week freeze (?) and that is just a hunch.

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89. Ylee
11:40 PM GMT die 25o March, anno 2012
We have a new electrician working my shift from Valpo. Nice guy!

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88. juslivn
11:23 PM GMT die 25o March, anno 2012
Hi Oz. Yes, just came on after a very busy weekend of being outdoors, and work. Checking on an 7.2 earthquake in Chile just now. My nephew is studying abroad there. He is in Valparaiso area. Still, that's quite close to a 7.2.

Hiya Ylee!

If I get a chance, I'm going to post some new photos and two new vids of the puppy tonight. May post some to Wunderphotos, too.
Off to check a tsunami?
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87. ozgalah
10:53 PM GMT die 25o March, anno 2012
Hi Jus looks like there was some activity going on!!! Hope the fog lifted and you had a safe journey.
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86. Ylee
11:23 PM GMT die 24o March, anno 2012
Hi, jus! Didn't know all the storms were happening to the north of me yesterday!

Hope you are well!
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85. juslivn
01:30 PM GMT die 24o March, anno 2012
Statement as of 3:34 AM CDT on March 24, 2012

... Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a dense fog
advisory... which is in effect until 9 am CDT this morning.

* Visibility... areas of dense fog have slowly developed and
reduced visibilities to at times less than a quarter mile.

* Impacts... motorists will likely encounter rapid reductions in
the visibility as they enter the dense fog. This will make
travel hazardous. Use caution and remain alert for rapidly
changing conditions when traveling tonight into Saturday
morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
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84. juslivn
01:29 PM GMT die 24o March, anno 2012
Really foggy here! So, I found this clip for a Saturday morning.
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Hope this fog lifts because I need to go out to a smaller town just west of here with a very big lake and show a house. I don't think it will be a good drive through the valleys and such.

Oh well, enjoy your morning all. Be careful driving.
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83. juslivn
11:02 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
Hi, sorry. I just got two calls for work to handle. Over and out.

Be safe Indiana and Illinois, MO, KY...and and and...
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82. juslivn
10:51 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
Centered on Bloomington, IN

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81. juslivn
10:49 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
642 PM EDT FRI MAR 23 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BROWN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 715 PM EDT


* AT 621 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
NEAR BLOOMINGTON.
A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP AT ANY TIME. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS DANGEROUS STORM MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WOODVILLE HILLS...
UNIONVILLE...
YELLOWWOOD LAKE...
LAKE LEMON...
HELMSBURG...
BEANBLOSSOM...
MAHALASVILLE...
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80. juslivn
10:34 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
New Tornado Watch Issued for Indiana



SEL3

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 103
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
625 PM EDT FRI MAR 23 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTRAL KENTUCKY

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
UNTIL 100 AM EDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF MUNCIE
INDIANA TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 101...WW 102...

DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE ALONG CONFLUENCE
ZONE ATTM ARCING SWD FROM NEAR LAFAYETTE IND TO NEAR BOWLING GREEN
KY AS MID/UPR LVL VORT LOBE NOW IN NE AR/W TN CONTINUES NEWD.
SLIGHTLY BACKED...RELATIVELY WARM/MOIST INFLOW AHEAD OF CONFLUENCE
ZONE AND CONTINUED COOLING/ASCENT ALOFT SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR A FEW
STORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND POSSIBLY LOW LVL
MESOCYCLONES/TORNADOES.
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79. juslivn
10:24 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0338
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0508 PM CDT FRI MAR 23 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...PARTS OF CENTRAL/SRN IND AND WRN/CENTRAL KY

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...TORNADO WATCH LIKELY

VALID 232208Z - 232245Z

A TORNADO WATCH WILL BE COORDINATED SHORTLY WITH AFFECTED WFOS FROM
PARTS OF CENTRAL/SRN IND INTO CENTRAL KY.

LATE AFTERNOON SURFACE ANALYSES SHOWED A BOUNDARY EXTENDING SWD FROM
WEST CENTRAL/SWRN IND THROUGH WEST CENTRAL KY TO NWRN AL.
ENVIRONMENT IMMEDIATELY DOWNSTREAM OF THIS WIND SHIFT HAS
EXPERIENCED STRONG SURFACE HEATING CONTRIBUTING TO AN INCREASE IN
AVAILABLE SURFACE BASED INSTABILITY /MUCAPE UP TO 1000 J PER KG/.
MEANWHILE...A SHORTWAVE TROUGH ROUNDING THE BASE OF A PROGRESSIVE
MID MS VALLEY CLOSED LOW WAS MOVING ENEWD THROUGH SERN MO/NERN AR AT
THIS TIME. 70-80 KT SWLY MIDLEVEL JET ACCOMPANYING THIS TROUGH WILL
OVERSPREAD THE DISCUSSION AREA THIS EVENING MAINTAINING DEEP LAYER
SHEAR FOR ADDITIONAL ORGANIZED STORMS.

AT 22Z...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY SHOWED DEEPER MOIST CONVECTION
DEVELOPING SWD ALONG THE WIND SHIFT INTO CENTRAL KY. GIVEN THE
AFOREMENTIONED FACTORS AND BACKED E/SELY SURFACE WINDS ACROSS SRN
IND INTO CENTRAL KY...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR AN INCREASE IN TSTM
ACTIVITY THIS EVENING WITH AN ATTENDANT THREAT FOR
TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

..PETERS.. 03/23/2012
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78. juslivn
10:13 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
612 PM EDT FRI MAR 23 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
SOUTHERN MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 610 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BLOOMINGTON...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLOOMINGTON...
SMITHVILLE...
WHITEHALL...
INDIANA UNIVERSITY...
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77. juslivn
10:12 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
Watching the cells to the Northwest (by I-55) and up by Peoria, too.

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76. juslivn
10:04 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012


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75. juslivn
09:59 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
Centered on Smithville, IN



BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
554 PM EDT FRI MAR 23 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

SOUTHWESTERN MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 549 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BLOOMFIELD...OR 15 MILES
WEST OF BEDFORD...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HARRODSBURG...
SMITHVILLE...
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74. juslivn
09:28 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
Sheesh! All Hell Broke Loose in Illinois huh! Work was so busy today and still working.

So sorry to hear of the fatality.

My goodness look at the way this is moving. This is really difficult to track? Maybe I will not attempt this and go to the main and just look at twitter and news on this. It's like a side-winder!!!



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73. juslivn
01:37 PM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
GM - It's still lovely out and smells just beautiful with the rain soaked ground. Not too cold.

Apparently puppy had son up at 4 a.m. I slept in though. ahhhhh.

BF - Thank you for dropping off the clip of Jack Butler. I LOVE that line, and that movie was so cute. What ever happened to him? That actor? hmmmm will have to look that up.

Oz: Need to read through with more time. I read your post yesterday, but need time to respond. I loved it with all the news of the puppies and all.
be back later in more detail.

Weather - a rainy day on tap w/some storminess possible(posting part of our discussion which sums it up)

Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Illinois
651 am CDT Friday Mar 23 2012


Discussion...
340 am CDT


"...One of the bigger changes to the going forecast is with respect to
the massive and persistent stacked low that is slowly moving across
the central US. The change tonight is that the low is now prognosticated to
move a little farther north
than earlier anticipated. By bringing
the core a little farther north...we are now going to introduce a
little cooler air aloft by the afternoon hours. Surface dewpoints in
the upper 50s to lower 60s to continue into the afternoon
hours...and will help to support mean layer cape values in the
800-1000 j/kg region. Lower level shear is pretty marginal...though
forecast soundings do show a signal of curl to the hodograph. Storm Prediction Center
sref analysis indicates effective shear to be in the 30-35-40 knots
realm from the 18 to to 00z hour from cmi to ikk and flirting with
Ord /though reaching 40kt may be a stretch/...then in the 00z to
06z hours shifting east and across northern Indiana. Previous off
hour runs of the NAM and GFS also indicate a little speed maximum
rippling through...with the favored entrance region moving
overhead into the afternoon hours. That has now shifted a little
east...and while it isnt exactly the most favorable setup for
convection...cant rule out more than rain and will add the mention
of thunder through the afternoon hours. The biggest threat with
the cooling aloft and the increased lapse rates will be marginal
hail...but can foresee some storms that pop this afternoon taking
on similar characteristics to what was observed in the late
evening on Thursday...where a few multicellular clusters show
some middle level rotation...and that may get close to the surface.

But the threat appears low and will be more focused on the hail
threat...especially with the lack of lower level shear.

Off to get ready for the day. Have a good one all!..."
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72. juslivn
04:26 AM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012
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I'm sorry. I'm trying to find the Vivaldi one, from Spring in Chicago.

This one: You have to hit it and then click up on the right for full screen. It's a glitch in the wedder. sorry.
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71. juslivn
04:10 AM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012


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70. Barefootontherocks
04:01 AM GMT die 23o March, anno 2012


Interesting graphic for tomorrow. IL may have incoming from Indianapolis. lol Maybe these storms believe in the Jack Butler method. You're Doing It Wrong
:)

'Nite.
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69. ozgalah
10:35 PM GMT die 22o March, anno 2012
Hi Jus, love all the spring flowers, we have had quite a cool summer for us and out fruit trees are blossoming in Autumn!!!! We had a cat until last year she had a stroke at 16 and we had to let her go......she trained all our puppies in how to behave, never once did she use her claws. If they got too pushy they got a hefty smack on the nose from her but never any claws. They would chase her as fun and then suddenly she would turn around and chase them which was great to watch. She would wait between bushes for the dogs to come by and jump out and "attack" then the chase would be on! Yes letting puppies go is hard and you do everythin g you can to vet the new owners but it is always a worry. I have only got it wrong once, when AFTER I had sent the puppy I found out this woman had just got a puppy from another breeder as well. That puppy fell from the verandah and broke its leg, so I was very worried about mine. However on the whole we get lots of wonderful photos and stories from people who adore their dogs and THATS what makes it all worthwhile. We have one of our puppies coming back to stay over Easter as the owners are going away so that should be fun! My husband had been looking at welsh springers on Flickr one day and said come see this there are some really nice dogs on here. I watched the clip and looked at him and said and one of them is one of ours!!!! He did not believe me until I showed him the photo we had from the owners!!
Anyway we are due some rain today so I need to get on with the housework as we have people coming to see the dogs again tomorrow they want a puppy but have so far only seen photos of the dogs in books so I recommended they come and see the gang. We always put on afternoon tea for prospective buyers so cupcakes and scones to bake. Have a great weekend and sounds like the karaoke was fun and well done to Dau!Oh we arrive end of April.
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68. juslivn
10:35 PM GMT die 22o March, anno 2012
We touched on this subject the other day (and I'm certain there have been discussions about it before) but is there a map of what each region is? Like in the post below, they say 'Central Gulf States'
Does anyone know of a map of the country outlining these areas and the states included?
Just curious. I get confused with all the different terms people are using to lump geographic areas.

SPC post 4 hours ago on Facebook:

"NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center
While it won't be as active as earlier in the week, severe thunderstorms will be possible today in two general regions. First, potential for a few tornadoes and isolated wind damage, along with heavy rainfall, will exist today across the central Gulf Coast region. Some severe thunderstorms may also occur later this afternoon and evening across portions of eastern OK to western AR/far northeast TX. Today's Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms is in yellow (1630Z Day 1)."

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67. juslivn
08:14 PM GMT die 22o March, anno 2012
Hi NEw, Yes, she is! We started chirping last week too. I didn't really mention it until today. My first daffodil bloomed on March 15 though. I'll have to go through my photos and see how far ahead we really are with the tulips. Those came out sooo fast this year.

Heading home soon. Have a good day all.

P.S. Storms on that map are moving uhm...the wrong way! We are now officially in bizarreo land!
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66. NEwxguy
07:41 PM GMT die 22o March, anno 2012
Its nice to have this warmth so early in the season,but its a real downer going back to normal weather,Mother Nature is such a tease.
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