Less than impressive. Ideally I'd take a high frame rate video so I could do a slow motion of the crystal formation and propagation......but not knowing how long it would take for that point to be reached versus battery and memory, I opted for a timelapse. I caught the freezing but it flashes quickly at only 1 frame per 10 seconds. At a 30 fps playback it's over in a blink.
Hopefully we get another hard freeze this year....I'll do some thinking on how to do this better...also how to make the ice more visible with more contrast on the container or perhaps coloring the water..... (though that might effect the freezing point )
Yes. I am pretty sure that ended up being a secondary low that pulled in the cold air into what was already a pretty cold air mass. I want to say that the grand-daddy of all snows down here (the one that put 2 feet in Rayne) was a very cold arctic airmass that was followed by a low coming out of southwest Texas.
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Starting to see some indications in the longer range guidance suggesting a fairly significant pattern change arrives as we near the end of January. It appears a strong Ridge develops across the Gulf of Alaska with a very chilly upper trough invading the Western 2/3rds of the Nation suggesting cold and unsettled weather may return as we near our climatologically favorable period for winter weather lovers. Meanwhile enjoy the warm weather while we have it!
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2017 17:30:47 GMT -6 by harpman
coffeecups: I'm still lurking at the coming weather!
Apr 17, 2017 16:44:08 GMT -6
coffeecups: WOW! My patio was dry when I got home.
Apr 16, 2017 18:22:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Came home to Harvey from Slidell. Had a little rain here and there. There was no rain in Slidell when I left at 3:30pm. While in NO EAST, I saw where it looked like it was storming around Covington going towards Slidell. Wet but no rain when I got home
Apr 16, 2017 18:21:07 GMT -6
coffeecups: I will eat some strawberries on my cruise in early May---just a few of course, as long as I stay away from my better half.
Apr 13, 2017 20:39:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, had a good bit of strawberries. Did NOT go to the fest though.
Apr 12, 2017 19:48:32 GMT -6
coffeecups: Sky, did you enjoy the strawberries?
Apr 12, 2017 18:43:30 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: yea, we're in a quiet lull right now
Apr 10, 2017 21:19:12 GMT -6
coffeecups: At least with the tropical forecast we have more to go on than fantasy.
Apr 9, 2017 18:00:26 GMT -6
coffeecups: Unfortunately for me, strawberries are a widower maker!
Apr 8, 2017 11:46:43 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Man it's gonna be a nice weekend! If you're looking for something to do, head over to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest!
Apr 5, 2017 21:35:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Are you getting like me?
Apr 5, 2017 11:08:26 GMT -6
wsmith0306: Can't believe I've never noticed this before. I must be getting old or blind. or both!
Apr 4, 2017 8:06:37 GMT -6
coffeecups: It felt cool this morning. Very nice weather!!!
Apr 4, 2017 7:13:20 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mary protected me again.
Apr 3, 2017 7:18:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: LOL wsmith....it's just a little chat box
Apr 1, 2017 8:53:27 GMT -6
wsmith0306: What's this "shoutbox" thing all about? I'm at work, so I'm whispering right now. Hope that's allowed :).
Mar 30, 2017 12:38:44 GMT -6
coffeecups: I'm hoping that I don't see any 'rare' rain events here.
Mar 29, 2017 7:39:51 GMT -6
coffeecups: ps I guess the memory of that snow is probably the only winter that I will get.
Mar 25, 2017 7:16:52 GMT -6
coffeecups: Somewhere around 1956 and 1958 it snowed so much that I thought I was in a blizzard. Of course I was only a child then, but the memory of that has NOT been met or surpassed.
Mar 25, 2017 7:15:41 GMT -6