Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's STILL Warmer In Seattle Than Miami!


Update Sunday Evening!!

It was MUCH warmer today in Seattle than Miami, AGAIN
High Temperatures Today:
Seattle: 55F, Miami 48F

And now the Seattle Visitor's Bureau is featuring the fact that we have better weather than Miami:

Another update issue..a front is moving in tonight and strong winds have picked up over NW Washington (our classic southeasterlies) and along the NW coast. The next day or two will bring heavy rain to the Olympics and far N. Cascades...much lighter to the south.

Recent Conditions in Florida

Hard to believe but true!
Reality stranger than fiction!

MIAMI is WAY colder than SEATTLE today.

It is not even close.

Take a look at the proof: below I attached the recent weather records from Seattle Tacoma Airport and Miami.



In Seattle we had partial SUN and temperatures rising into the mid-50s. Light winds. Beautiful day to be outside.

Miami....cold (40s and rain) much of the day and now it is down to 38F--much colder than we are. And get this....snow flurries were reported in N. Miami with ice pellets in Palm Beach.

Pythons are dying in the Everglades, lizards are falling off trees, and fish are floating to the surface, stunned by the change in temperature.

And the warmth is not going to end for us. The latest forecasts indicate warm and dry tomorrow for western WA. And then warm, with some rain, the rest of the week for the entire region. The heaviest rain will be in BC, with the Olympics and northern Cascades getting a piece of it. No lizards falling out of our trees! We have had morning after morning of beautiful sunrises. We have better coffee. Good reasons to live in Seattle and not in cold, snowy Florida.

20 comments:

smokejumper said...

I really don't know how thats possible. Isn't Miami surrounded by 70 degree water on three sides? Its like the wind has to be blowing a perfect WNW direction.

Also, I consider myself on the conservative side of the climate debate, but lately I've been playing devils advocate because I'm tired of hearing people say, "oh look, its the coldest winter on record, blah blah blah." like its evidence to refute global warming. Everything that is occuring around the globe matches perfectly what typical El Nino pattern causes.

Weather wise, dont know if this makes sense, but quick look at UW ensemble forecasts, and all 12hr precip. maps are blobby, as if one area is dry and right down the road it rains an inch as if each model is highly specific of the terrain effects. Never seen it that bizarre.

Elby the Beserk said...

And just 20 miles away from where I live in Somerset, South West England, this was observed yesterday

Self-rolling snowballs :-)

Bob and Jo said...

The "self-rolling snowballs" link supplied by Elby is a great Finale (or Postlude) to Cliff's Florida post, and I'd be interested in feedback from Cliff about the location and frequency of these in our Western Plains (maybe even Eastern WA?) and the physics behind all of this. I don't recall any coverage of this in "Secrets of NW Snow" at Third Place a month ago -- maybe it's a secret secret?

mainstreeter said...

On This Day, January 10, In 1949, Snow Was Reported At San Diego, California For The First And Only Time Since 1882. Snow Was Noted Even On Some Of The Beaches In Parts Of The Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Burbank Reported 4.7 Inches, And Long Beach And Laguna Beach Received One Inch Of Snow.

Laurie said...

Loved the link to the snowballs, and especially the use of "gobsmacked."

Laurie said...

Loved the link to the snowballs, and especially the use of the word "gobsmacked."

RLL said...

Some decades ago our Australian exchange student was complaining about the weather. I told him it was just like Australia. December 21 was warmer than June 21. As it happened, 60F versus 59. He was not impressed.

LorbeerTLC said...

Makes sense to me...
A warmer climate seems to produce more dynamic weather.
Since weather is nature's way of trying to establish equilibrium, then it makes sense to see larger degrees of 'swings' as the atmosphere tries to release this energy. This may be more common in the years ahead.

Don said...

"Self rolling snowballs"

There is a similar snow donut reported by WSDot crews when clearing hwy 20 passes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/sets/72157600091174284/

JewelyaZ said...

I have to admit, I worry sometimes about the changes in the climate (and my contributions to same) but I'm also secretly thrilled that our summers seem to be a bit warmer -- PERFECT for tomato and pepper growing!

And the mild winter is not too bad. I love the longer daylight hours.

I feel sorry for the people and animals in Florida who have no idea how to cope with what is extreme cold for them. Still, they will survive, and it gives them something to talk about in line at the grocery store.

signalius said...

Well, it's official: Hell has frozen over.



(I can't stand Miami)

Joseph Ratliff said...

I'm waiting for a Professor Mass special update on the windy conditions developing for the coast/north interior (fairly strong)tonight and tomorrow night.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the upcoming storm Cliff :) .

brrader said...

Hi Cliff, my aunt is an English teacher & she wanted me to inform you that the title should read "It's", not "Its". She lives in Virginia. It is very cold there. I was bragging & trying to encourage a visit. Nothing gets by English teachers!!!
-Brian

Tony said...

Cliff, I just read your blog to my mother, and we got a good laugh out of it. There are three of us Seattleites visiting our family in the Florida Keys, and I can tell you it is the coldest I've ever seen it here. We took a walk today wearing jeans, sweaters, scarves and down jackets. Incredibly cold. Thanks for the always-entertaining blogs!

Tony said...

Cliff, I just read your blog to my mother, and we got a good laugh out of it. There are three of us Seattleites visiting our family in the Florida Keys, and I can tell you it is the coldest I've ever seen it here. We took a walk today wearing jeans, sweaters, scarves and down jackets. Incredibly cold. Thanks for the always-entertaining blogs!

Andy said...

Cliff - Wonder if you had seen this report about the Gulf Stream variation this winter.....

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/1/6/822520/-Freak-Current-Takes-Gulf-Stream-to-Greenland

velotron said...

@JewelyaZ says: "And the mild winter is not too bad. I love the longer daylight hours."

A few years ago I was at reception in an office right around winter solstice. While making small talk about the shortness of the days, the receptionist pointed out that "global change" was really here.

Comments like these elucidate the need for basic science education in our schools.

Paul said...

I think you meant Palm Beach, not Palm Springs, but I think we all got it anyway.

Nick said...

Very interesting information!

MP said...

It's freakishly warm up here in Bellingham. 60F at my house now. Feels more like April than January which is just fine with me...