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    What's the weather out there? (Words only)

    Without using any numbers (thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, anemometer, udometer, disdrometer, ceilometer or transmissometer readings), describe the weather.

    Right now, it is raining. There is the very rare flash of lightning but the rain comes in and out. The rainy clouds are coming from the south, which seems to be a new pattern over the last couple years. The pattern has no name, so we call it a monsoon or the "Nebraska Hurricane."

    Watches were issued for Wetaskiwin and Camrose for tornados and the water on the river is rising, raising flood warnings as the Lower Fort Edmonton Trail is shut down.

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    It's cool, and my chimes are singing a wonderful melody with the wind whistling through my balcony railings.

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    A tornado was reported by White Buffalo Lake, a couple hours south of Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelebes View Post
    A tornado was reported by White Buffalo Lake, a couple hours south of Edmonton.
    Last year, we had a small tornado here in California, which took us all by surprise. It took down some signs and a building.

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    Hot and humid already, just the way I like it.

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    Cool, but not cold. There's barely a breeze, and the sky has a diffuse layer of cloud, making it look white - there are patches of gray in there, but (on the whole) it feels like being inside a bad late-90s FPS where money ran out before everything was added in.
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    the wind blew all night, actually howled. my summer weight pajamas were limp and sweaty even before sunrise. i need to water my garden because today is going to be another windy, hot bastard.

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    Sunny, windy and very cold!!

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    The sky looks like the inside of a pearl. The air is silky with moisture. When it begins to rain in earnest, however, it kicks up a smell like sun-baked dust.
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    Hot, humid, and incredibly windy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjdebenedictis View Post
    The sky looks like the inside of a pearl. The air is silky with moisture. When it begins to rain in earnest, however, it kicks up a smell like sun-baked dust.
    The name of that smell is "petrichor." I am not making this up.

    Here today the sky is painfully blue and it is hot and very windy.

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    Fairly Biblical (I'm glad I don't live in Wales today!) and has been all the last week.

    This is because British weather always knows when a) it's a bank holiday and b) important sporting events are due to occur.

    Even our weather is contrary for the sake of it!




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    If the weather wasn't contrary, people would talk about it so much...

    The completely nutty weather system which seems to exist solely for the purpose of tormenting Britain has given us so many useful words and phrases that it can be seen as a positive. YMMV, of course.
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    And also means you have two words for al the seasons: Winter and June (except this year when you have winter and rain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeysix View Post
    today is going to be another windy, hot bastard.
    I really wish you were a weather forecaster down here! It'd make the Weather portion of the News so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley View Post
    The name of that smell is "petrichor." I am not making this up.
    Omigosh. There really is a word for it.
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    There's a big thunderstorm just a few minutes from my house, but nothing here. We can hear the thunder and it's gotten storm-dark. We may get to miss this one, but Edina MN is getting hit hard.


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    It rained. But now it has stopped.
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