Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:57 am

The cities of Medina and Wadsworth are about 8 miles apart. I'm 4 miles from either, being right between them.

Current temps as I'm typing this per various sources:

Accuweather Medina = minus 1
Accuweather Wadsworth = minus 10
Weather Channel Medina = minus 7
Weather Channel Wadsworth = plus 1
NOAA Medina = minus 12
NOAA Wadsworth = minus 12
Intellicast Medina = minus 11
Intellicast Wadsworth = minus 11

What to believe?
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:00 am

Microclimate
The microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. The term may refer to areas as small as a few square feet or as large as many square miles. Wikipedia

It can be quite pronounced.

That, or the temperatures have not been updated recently on some of the reports
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:05 am

Thanx,Carbon! Larry,My Microclimate states -7* Degrees as I type.....My "Freeze My Rear-End Off Alarm" is going off,and concurs.....Crap,I think we've been Bushwhacked again on the overnight low! :jawdrop:
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:05 am

Thanx,Carbon! Larry,My Microclimate states -7* Degrees as I type.....My "Freeze My Rear-End Off Alarm" is going off,and concurs.....Crap,I think we've been Bushwhacked again on the overnight low! :jawdrop:
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:08 am

Laser thermometer pointed at the bricks on my front porch = minus 14
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:21 am

If you have a nice blanket of snow and the wind isn't blowing, things could be much worse.
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:29 am

Did you say 14 below zero?!!? :shock: Balmy 14 above zero here.
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:37 am

I don't believe my laser thermometer outside. It always seems very low, its range is -36F to 900F back during the last cold snap it would read LO when I would point it at the front wood porch. I can only assume that it thought the temperature was less than -36F.
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:51 am

-20 here on the hill this AM--eerily still--5-8 inches of new snow forecast for tonight--stop whining ya sissy ass Ohio-ites :clap: toothy
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:17 am

Ohioinians??? :lol:
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:51 am

FFred, I couldn't find any Heating Degree Days (HDD) info for Freetown,NY, but nearby Cortland, NY had 1,455 HDD's for January, and Wadsworth, OH had 1,428. Hardly a noticable difference.

Perhaps February has been different?

Nope, so far this February Cortland, NY is sitting at 833 HDD's, and Wadsworth, OH is sitting at 836 HDD's.
Last edited by lsayre on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:01 pm

Well by God, I'm glad ya shared those #'s with me Larry--to paraphrase--it's been colder then a witches tit :shh: toothy PS--anything comin out of Cortland--ya can knock at least 5* off for Freetown--they get 4" of snow, we get at least 8 here on the hill--I've been here 20 yrs & this is the 1st year I heard someone refer to this area as the Cortland snow belt :shock:
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Re: Playing the 'What's our current temperature' game in Ohio

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:27 pm

Well I'll be damned! I'm now an Official Ohioninnion ! My tears froze on the way to work. 9.5 miles to the South I picked up -14*. Passed up the Cheese/Wey Plant and that entire area was socked in almost to 0 visibility with Fog from the Batch Processing going on. You're right,Fred,it was earily still here also....The Road in that plant area had Frost from the Fog plated out heavily. Damned Skating Rink.....The Amishers had to Chuckle at us Crazy English coming through! toothy
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