It's warm weather season. I want to wear shorts, but I also want to up my style. [more inside]
posted by garlic
on May 2, 2013 -
Livin' life as a person who is prone to mood swings and emotional disturbance. Springtime is a tough time for me in this regard. I understand that I'm not alone. What do you do to keep stable when the weather is changing every day? [more inside]
posted by andhowever
on Apr 8, 2013 -
Can somebody explain to me the bizarre weather patterns that exist in the Czech Republic [more inside]
posted by jacobean
on Apr 5, 2013 -
Mad science/weather physicsfilter: I live in a small town in the Midwest right at the moment. It gets very, very cold, and most of the actual suffering part of the cold is due to high winter winds. Why can't towns like this just build city walls, ancient Athens-style, say 20 feet high or so (more?) to keep the wind out? There must be some obvious physics/ecology reason why this wouldn't work, someone explain it to me?
posted by paultopia
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I'd like to estimate the number of days a year when the high temperature is likely to be below a particular threshold, e.g. below freezing. This turns out to be harder than expected. [more inside]
posted by jon1270
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Where is the coldest (or hottest) place on earth right now? I'm looking for a dynamic website so that I can see on a daily basis the places on earth with the most extreme temperatures. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Dec 20, 2012 -
At what temperature do people set their thermostats if they live in Arctic climates, such as Barrow, Alaska? My mother wants to know. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Dec 12, 2012 -
I have a bright, funny 12-year-old niece who is in love with two things: One Direction and meteorology. I'd rather buy her something related to meteorology than Harry Styyyyyyles!!!!!!, but I'm having trouble coming up with a good idea of what to get her. Help! [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex
on Dec 10, 2012 -
For my health, I want/need to move to the right climate for me, which I'm not sure even exists.
It has to be sunny a lot, not humid, with very few
days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32C) (I guess I could put up with about 3 weeks like that, and nothing over 100 please) and very few days that are 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17C) or below. (I don't mind snow.) [more inside]
posted by serena15221
on Nov 22, 2012 -
Is/Are there term(s) to describe the threshold at which a person can see their own breath outside ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix
on Nov 13, 2012 -
I've got a thank-you note to write to a friend of my parents'-- already quite late, since the gift was given early last month. Difficulty: since then, the recipient's house was damaged fairly badly by Hurricane Sandy, and she's been struggling with the aftermath. I feel like her current rough situation warrants some sort of extra gesture or comment beyond the usual thank-you boilerplate, but what might that be? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Nov 9, 2012 -
I'm looking for the Nest of weather stations. Slick UI, lots of functionality, net connected, and iOS friendly. [more inside]
posted by duien
on Nov 9, 2012 -
I want to make homemade candy for holiday gifts but am traveling from a semi-humid place to a quite humid one. Help me avoid a sticky mess! +other travel-with-candy tips. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I'm scheduled to fly (home) from San Francisco to Washington, DC (Dulles) on Monday night. How screwed am I, what should I expect, and what plans should I be making right now? [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Oct 26, 2012 -
Where online can I find a record of Warsaw, Poland's weather for the year 2011, broken down by date?
posted by Parasite Unseen
on Sep 25, 2012 -
The amount of hummingbird food in my feeder is going up and down on its own. What's going on? Is it possible that it's acting as a thermometer or a barometer? [more inside]
posted by waldo
on Jul 18, 2012 -
When should you cancel an outdoor event because of rain? When the chance of rain is 50%? 75%? When there is a little lightning bolt in the picture? [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder
on Jul 15, 2012 -
PlotFilter: I'm researching heat waves in the 1970s (with the sweet spot being between 1972-1976) that would have led to fatalities in the Washington, DC area. [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies
on May 21, 2012 -
I'm trying to plan a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska next March in the hopes of seeing the northern lights. I'd be happy for any tips you might have in general for trips to alaska/northern lights viewing. However, my first concern (as I do more research) is clothing - I'm in Georgia, and doubt I have anything that is suitable for March in Fairbanks. (-20 to 50 degrees?) [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl
on May 2, 2012 -
Are there other weather apps or websites that have the same interactive graph interface as my favorite Android weather widget? [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink
on Apr 18, 2012 -
What happens if your house is damaged by a tornado? What happens to your stuff, what do you do about the immediate moment, etc? [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Apr 16, 2012 -
I've got my eye on this varsity/baseball wool/leather jacket. I'll probably have it mid to late April.
First I'd like to make the point that Seattle weather has absolutely beautiful since I arrived here one month ago. It's been about 50/50 sunny/cloudy, and there's always a breeze, and the temperatures have been very mild. (This could just be because I live at the top of Queen Anne Hill.) I know that statistically we actually get less annual rainfall than NYC, which is where I'm from.
My question is: how long into Spring can I comfortably wear a jacket (in particular a light/medium jacket)? It seems every morning has been cold, and I still see people wearing winter hats. How long will this persist?
How warmly do people typically dress in Seattle from the months of May to October?
posted by brighteyes7
on Apr 1, 2012 -
What is the weather really like in Mexico in mid August? And will I be able to stand the humidity?! [more inside]
posted by schmoo
on Mar 11, 2012 -
How can I find a history of precipitation data for a particular location?
I have been tasked with finding the top 5-10 rainfall days of the last 20-30 years for a particular location (in Suffolk County New York, zip code 11743). I know I won't be able to pinpoint it exactly to the location, but the closest weather station or data from a point nearby would suffice.
I started to poke around on the NOAA website and it seems like the data is there, I just can't tell what I need.
The goal is to finish the sentence: "Over the last 20-30 years, the following days had the most rainfall at station or lcation x:"
posted by brbmaroon
on Feb 1, 2012 -
I'm going to be sketching all day in Toronto tomorrow-- and it looks like it's going to be snowing the whole time. How can I keep my papers and notebooks in relatively good condition? [more inside]
posted by onehundredand80
on Jan 18, 2012 -
The air is usually very dry in the winter. Why are my car windows always frosted over without exception? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on Dec 19, 2011 -
We're considering a ski trip to Mount Snow, Stratton, or Okemo December 16th-18th. It doesn't look like there's snow on the ground yet, but we need to put in for vacation days early. Will we likely be OK, or should we forget about such an early-season trip given this year's weather so far? Thanks!
posted by unionsquarepark
on Nov 20, 2011 -
Will someone tell me what's wrong with the data cited and resulting conclusion here
that the last ten years have seen a cooling
trend in the United States? [more inside]
posted by codswallop
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Several people I know here in Chicago, including myself, have witnessed very small isolated rain showers. They are usually no more than 6 feet in diameter, clearly not coming from a building, no clouds in the sky. One of saw this happen in a wide open intersection, one in an open quad area and one on a sidewalk. These showers tend to last anywhere from 40 seconds to 2 minutes and seem to be coming from absolutely nowhere. They are clearly unusual enough that people stop, stare, comment and try to locate it's source. Is this a naturally occurring phenomenon? Is there a name for it? Where is that rain coming from?
posted by smich
on Oct 21, 2011 -
People who take Vitamin D to stave off SAD-type gloom: please give me your anecdotes. In particular, how long does it take to start working? [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature
on Sep 20, 2011 -
What is the proper way to replace rotted siding and fascia (looking for someone to enumerate the layers and materials) so that the house is well sealed and weather protected? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on Sep 4, 2011 -
Due to very busy schedules, the earliest time we can take a vacation this year is the second half of October. We originally planned to go to Turkey, but Lonely Planet says that Cappadocia basically shuts down due to cold in mid October. So is that true, and if so, what other similar places would you suggest for a week at that time of year, in Europe? A little culture would be nice, since the rest of the tip will be spent in the Greek isles.
posted by smackfu
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Is there an iPhone app that shows weather information for multiple cities on a single page/in a single list? [more inside]
posted by Korou
on Jul 10, 2011 -
What US place has the best 4-season weather? Qualifications: snow in the winter but not super cold or super overcast; real springs and falls; and a warm (not usually going over 90 degrees), NON-HUMID summer.
posted by yarly
on Jul 1, 2011 -