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Kiwi Filter: Where should we live in NZ?

Like the title says, we'd love some insider info as to which towns/regions would best suit myself and my partner. First things first: It absolutely must be sunny: i.e., lots of sunshine hours, relatively little cloud, little rain and wind (adios, Wellington). [more inside]
posted by Socky McSockface on Jun 21, 2016 - 17 answers

Weather comparison and historical accuracy

Is there a place I can compare the historical accuracy of different weather forecast websites? I'm interested in which source is best for my location, and which source is best overall. We had a previous question on this, and I've seen this website - but I am looking for multi-source comparison. Thanks!
posted by gorcha on Apr 25, 2016 - 0 answers

Work lunches that are tasty hot or cold

I'm looking for work lunch ideas that taste good both cold or hot, so I can choose whether or not to reheat them, depending on what the weather's like at lunchtime. [more inside]
posted by kjs4 on Apr 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Colloquial Weather Terms

I'm looking for examples of colloquial weather terms like the "dog days" of summer, Indian summer, or blackberry winter. These are just examples, the terms don't have to be about weather like those. I'm just interested in learning more local/regional expressions like these, especially non-English ones if people know them. Thanks!
posted by Sangermaine on Apr 7, 2016 - 51 answers

Best Emergency Radio?

Looking for an emergency radio with all of these features: 1. SAME capability, so I can choose the county and the specific types of NOAA alerts I want to receive; 2. Adjustable volume; 3. Can be plugged into the wall 24/7 and makes a sound when alerts come in; 4. Can be grabbed in an evacuation and relied upon to receive alerts using battery power, solar power, hand cranking; 5. Can charge a cell phone. [more inside]
posted by TheOptimizer on Mar 20, 2016 - 5 answers

Can I turn my phone into a weather station?

I have a gen 1 Moto G. It works fine, but the screen is heavily cracked (although still usable). I want to turn it into something that will tell me and also show me the weather conditions at the location it's sited at. Is this a thing that can be done? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Feb 14, 2016 - 2 answers

Where is it always autumn?

My wife and I are looking to move in the next few years. It seems like the best place for us climate-wise is somewhere it feels like it's always autumn (northern US version). Is that somewhere in the US and/or Europe? [more inside]
posted by laerm on Feb 11, 2016 - 28 answers

How do I pack for Los Angeles?

Last year I went to Los Angeles and I packed ALL wrong. I saw highs of 80 and I packed for Wisconsin 80s and Florida 80s and that just wasn't right. It would get warm, even hot for a few hours only to be so cool in the evening. Some days it really felt like it was HOT for only an hour or two, then freezing. Or it would change depending on where I was. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 2, 2016 - 22 answers

Areas in the United States with the most consistent barometric pressure

What are the areas in the US with the most consistent barometric pressure? I don't necessarily mean the warmest or best weather. Asking because I have chronic migraine and my partner has pain caused by fibromyalgia. Bonus difficulty: we already live in Southern California but want to get out. We're ruling out areas that are extremely expensive (SF Bay, et al). [more inside]
posted by lilies.lilies on Jan 26, 2016 - 4 answers

How To Not Freeze To Death

Walking to my internship is not fun at all. It's been under 10 degrees wiith winds of 20 mph and I'm as close as the bus can take me. How do I stay warm? [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Jan 12, 2016 - 38 answers

New Mexico Driving Advice re: Tomorrow's "Storm"?

Tomorrow night around 6pm, I am driving with my mom from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. My parents are watching the Weather Channel and FREAKING OUT that they think a coming storm is going to make our 1 hour drive impossible or *horribly dangerous.* Is this true? [more inside]
posted by aoleary on Jan 7, 2016 - 8 answers

What's a good book or resource for understanding weather?

This is one of those writer questions. I'd like to develop a good working knowledge of weather and weather patterns that would enable me to... 1) Quickly come up with a plausible climate for a given latitude and geography. 2) Get a good on the ground sense of weather. (The more sensory details, the better). I basically want to be the old person who looks at a cloud and knows it's going to rain, and I want to know the variations in clouds, wind, how the air smells, etc. Like most authors, I want to sound like I know what I'm talking about. I've read through some basic weather and climate textbooks. They do give a general systemic description, but I'd like more narrative detail, if possible.
posted by Alex Haist on Jan 4, 2016 - 12 answers

What do runners do in the winter?

I'm a beginner runner and I'd like to keep running through winter. I'm a total wimp about running in the dark and cold. Lets change that... [more inside]
posted by peeedro on Nov 17, 2015 - 33 answers

Awesome gift for a weather and meteorology fan.

My honey is discovering a new interest in weather, clouds, and general meteorology (having moved from a land of year-round sun to the more climatologically exciting upper midwest). What would be a good birthday gift to support and encourage his new hobby?
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 19, 2015 - 10 answers

Winter is coming, but you're no direwolf!

What advice can you provide for keeping a little dog warm and healthy during the long cold months of winter in Minnesota? [more inside]
posted by meese on Oct 17, 2015 - 15 answers

Rules of thumb for understanding weather patterns in the US

I want to get a better understanding of how weather works in the northeastern US. With all the talk about Hurricane Joaquin and how "this is different to a regular nor'easter", I've realized that I don't have a good gut-level understanding of basic stuff like which way weather patterns move, what a northeasterly wind means, etc. Happy to get either your explanations, or links to things I can read/watch. [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Oct 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Clear skies somewhere near Baltimore for eclipse tonight?

I am in Baltimore, MD and I really want to watch the lunar eclipse tonight. Unfortunately the weather is supposed to be cloudy and I am really bummed about it. I have access to a car and would be willing to drive somewhere where my chance of seeing the eclipse would be better -- does anyone know of any reliable "cloud cover" maps or any forecasts that can tell me if it's possible to find clear skies within a reasonable driving distance?
posted by capnsue on Sep 27, 2015 - 3 answers

specific (g)mail notifications on iPhone?

I'd like to be notified on my iPhone for email from one or two specific email addresses. I have gmail. I have it set up as my mail account on the phone. How can I be notified of only specific mail, not all incoming? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Sep 11, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find a hammock

As Chicago gets warmer, it's getting noticeably harder to sleep without being extremely warm. I've considered buying a hammock to overcome this problem, partly because there's no mattress and partly because I think it'd be comfortable to lounge in. Questions below the fold. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 24, 2015 - 9 answers

Winter is coming.

What do I need to know about moving to the US North? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jun 7, 2015 - 36 answers

What was the weather in New York City on May 23, 1838?

I know you weren't there. Can you point me to a report from someone who was?
posted by John Borrowman on Mar 4, 2015 - 11 answers

Please Mom, don't download that weather widget from Cnet.

Desktop widgets in Windows Vista/7 appear to be disabled because of security problems. Is there any application or other way to display weather info on the desktop in Windows Vista/7 in a constantly updated widget like way? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Feb 10, 2015 - 6 answers

This never happened when I rode a tauntaun.

The passenger side doors on my Honda Odyssey keep freezing shut in cold weather, and last night the windshield iced over on the inside. Do I need to have it checked out, or is that normal? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 3, 2015 - 32 answers

A Martian Bolt of Thunder

Does Mars have thunder? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jan 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Calling all meteorologists!

We found lightning damage at our cottage that had occurred sometime in July last year, and I want see if I can figure out the date it most likely happened. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Jan 16, 2015 - 3 answers

Need help dressing smarter for class

I'm a 30 year old STEM student who is looking to dress a little sharper while maintaining comfort. I also live in a very humid, very hot, sweaty subtropical environment. I am a white male with very long dreadlocks (not cutting them off, sorry). Snowflake details below cut. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Jan 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Looking for weather talks, podcasts and such.

What are your favorite weather-related blogs, tumblrs, podcasts, videos, talks, books etc. ? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Jan 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Cross-country Road Trip in January

I'm moving from NYC to Seattle this weekend. My brother will join me and we'll be driving a big SUV. Leaving Friday night and hoping to arrive Monday afternoon. I need mapping advice. [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Jan 6, 2015 - 21 answers

Seeking Late 19th Century Weather Data for Far NorCal

Calling all Reference Librarians: I'm looking for daily weather data for Shasta County in California from 1892. I have no idea where to begin. Help? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Dec 19, 2014 - 6 answers

Ice, Ice, Baby (and her klutzy parents)

I want -- nay, NEED an icy sidewalk to be clean and bone-dry. What are your best, most hardcore ice melting and sidewalk clearing solutions, particularly those requiring less specialized equipment and/or money? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 25, 2014 - 20 answers

If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes

I'm looking for all the places that claim to have the weather change every 5 minutes. [more inside]
posted by olya on Nov 22, 2014 - 84 answers

Where the sun don't shine.

What are some cities that are more likely than not to have weather? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Nov 13, 2014 - 32 answers

Is there a service that will tell me if it's going to be a nice sunset?

Or failing a service, is there a way to tell, ahead of time, whether or not a given sunset will likely be a colourful one? I have the perfect spot already, about 650' about sea level, and all of the camera equipment I'm going to get. What I need to know is what to look for in the weather conditions that will make a difference. Which type of clouds will be the most fortuitous, are there particular weather patterns that will help, etc?
posted by Solomon on Nov 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Minimizing the negative effects of sun-derived UV radiation

How long do I have to be exposed to 'bad UV' to be at risk of negative effects? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving to the tropics, gonna eat me a lot of mangoes

We are moving to the tropics (specifically, Cairns, Australia) in January. I have never lived in a climate like this before. We are also going to be first time homeowners. Talk to me like I'm five and explain to me all the things I should know about this situation before I screw up my house, electronics, etc. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Sep 22, 2014 - 12 answers

Just how rainy is it in Cancun/Tulum/Zipolite right now?

I'm thinking of a last minute vacation to Tulum or Zipolite, but the weather is showing as rainy every day for the next seven days. I'm wondering if this just means short showers each day, and it's otherwise sunny enough and a fine enough time to visit, or if I should look elsewhere for a vacation? I could potentially go to Mexico City / Oaxaca first for a week or so, and then the beach afterwards if that might help the weather situation. Thanks for any and all advice!
posted by User7 on Sep 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Finding my ideal climate

I'm trying to find all the areas of the US that have my ideal climate, and I'd like to do so by playing with data. Is there an app, site, or method that can help? (Or can you?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Back to school?

Why did you get a master's in atmospheric sciences? What kinds of jobs are available for people with this training? I have my BA and am considering going back to school. I love weather and that part of the newscast is always my favorite. Your stories and any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
posted by rabu on Jul 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Tell me of your homeworld, Britons

Travelling to London next week. Need advice on packing for the weather. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jul 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Heat is the enemy

Where is the coolest place I can visit in July or August? Primarily in terms of weather, but also the other type of cool! Preferably in the US, due to cost, but also open to foreign locales if the average flight might be $1000 or less, leaving from the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jun 18, 2014 - 21 answers

What's the name of this kids' scifi anthology I remember?

I read this book of short stories years ago, and for some reason I remember most of the stories in it but have had no luck with Googling for it. Must be that the stories' premises were creative enough or caught my imagination in a particular way. The most memorable story was about trying to survive on Earth after a supernova. I'm pretty sure these are all from the same book: [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Jun 18, 2014 - 7 answers

60% chance of rain

What does it mean when the weather forecast says that there is a 60% chance of rain? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Apr 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Would you go ahead with a trip to DC this coming week given the weather?

My family and I are set to travel by train to DC for a week of enrichment during our Mardi Gras break. The weather looks like it has the potential to close museums etc. and make us fairly uncomfortable for the significant walking from place to place. We could cancel it all and set out for something warmer tomorrow, but is my concern overblown? We're going tomorrow through Friday. The potential for closures and outages is the biggest factor, I guess.
posted by zangpo on Mar 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me find the warmest full length winter coat in the world.

Help me find the warmest full length winter coat in the world. [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Feb 17, 2014 - 24 answers

Will the PATH (NJ->Manhattan) shut down if there's too much snow?

One of my coworkers said that the PATH will shut down if the snow accumulates past the height of the 3rd rail. But the line is underground (except outside where there are wires above head-height handling the charge) - could that actually happen. Has the PATH ever been shut down due to snow accumulation before?
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Need iPad app recommendations

So I have joined the 2010s and bought an iPad. Please help me outfit it with apps. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Feb 6, 2014 - 26 answers

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight".....

So I've heard this little ditty all my life, perhaps especially because I was a Navy brat: Red sky at night, sailor's delight; Red sky at morning, sailors take warning" It's poetic and easy to remember, it rhymes..... but is it true?!? I mean, from a forecasting standpoint, is it a good, consistant predictor of coming weather? And if so, why: what is it about a red sky at sunset or sunrise that would make a difference?
posted by easily confused on Feb 6, 2014 - 14 answers

help me understand winter storm warnings vs. regular forecast

Okay so I live north of NYC and commute to work in Manhattan daily. There is currently a winter storm warning in effect for the area that suggests we may be getting 5-8 inches of snow tonight, which will turn into a gross wintry mix in the morning. However, when I just look at the regular forecast (not the winter storm warning), it says 1-3 inches tonight, and wintry mix tomorrow. I'm trying to prepare for my commute tomorrow and I am lost. How do I reconcile these two pieces of information? Is it 1-3 inches, or 5-8 inches? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Feb 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Why don't they just play INDOORS?

What's the optimal way to dress before I go root for my favorite sports team in the cold for three hours? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Feb 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Experiencing Weather on the Internet

This is kind of an oddball questions, but I love things like Rainy Mood that allow you to feel like it is raining outside, and it's my go-to site for some background serenity when I'm on the computer. I like other types of weather, too, like being inside when it's snowing (wind blowing), watching a lightning storm, that kind of stuff. Are there sites that do this well, in terms of simulating weather or encouraging the kinds of feelings that surface from being in weather? I like the sounds, but also visual representations, as well.
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 22, 2013 - 9 answers

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