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Whats the weather doing where you are?

Post 7621

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Tu 15 Jan 2013, ~12:30pm PST

After several nights of freezing weather and a gusting north wind, temperature today is cool, no winds are blowing, sky is clear.




A serious question, noting the long hiatus after the jet stream turned over last week of July, 2012, no one posting here again till September, was I the only one suffering serious health problems immediately after?

I would never have dreamed that jet stream weather could have produced the kind of global health impact it did, and if anyone is up to writing anecdotes, I'd interested and would appreciate them.

Jet steam weather is something I intend to give an intensive study.


Whats the weather doing where you are?

Post 7622

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

Belhus, Thurrock, Essex, UK 20 January 2013 12:42

I have very happy today as it has been snowing smiley - snowballsmiley - llabwons for at least four hours and it is still coming down. Outside it looks like a beautiful winter wonderland. It was a lovely experience walking through the snow smiley - snowballsmiley - llabwons as the noise of the traffic was completely dulled. I hope that there will be more lovely snow.smiley - snowballsmiley - llabwonssmiley - snowmansmiley - snowman

*I have not heard about the jet stream causing serious/chronic health problems but I have heard that solar flares and seismic tremors have effected peoples health. I have had chronic sinus problems since late March last year and it is only starting to clear up now and that it is mostly due to the change of weather as parts of the UK have had record amounts of rain, more than they ever had.


Whats the weather doing where you are?

Post 7623

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Su 20 Jan 2013 ~1:30pm PST

Weather, clear and sunny and windless, temperature 77F/22C.




On health effects due to jet stream weather, I'm interested especially in personal accounts.

I don't think it was a coincidence that everyone subscribed here stopped making submissions at the time of the turn-over in the jet stream, which is after all a global effect.

Myself, I ended up in the hospital the 1st week of July with a major endocrine storm problem including pancreatic, adrenal and thyroid trouble, complicated with a serious and life threatening urinary tract infection. On the latter, I submitted a specimen at the doctor's office, where they took one look at it, coffee cappucino colored, wrinkling a little on the top when sloshed in the specimen container, called the ambulance and had me transported to the emergency ward at the hospital.

...thyroid storm so severe I couldn't blink without setting off tinnitus, ringing in the ears... ...I'd been on a watch list for possible diabetes, type II for a bit over a year at this time, diagnosis confirmed at the hospital... ...I was too weak to sit up very long at the computer for weeks afterward and had a renewal bout of trouble six weeks later which landed me in the hospital a second time...

I remember I began feeling ill Friday, the last week in July, the second time around had monitoring equipment and was able to chart fluctuations in blood sugar leading to the incident.

The third time around, the opportunistic urosepsis problem had been eliminated and though there were still endocrine storm problems, this time I was able to keep them under control with medication and stay out of the hospital, ditto the 4th time around at the end of the third six week interval.

smiley - zen...that six week periodicity worries me...smiley - biggrin




...life goes on...

There was another round of trouble affecting elevated numbers of very elderly people at the beginning of December, people who'd come the problems commencing at the end of July without apparent trouble.




At any rate, noting that activity on this thread ceased at the time of jet stream shift, I'd surmise a number of people subscribed may have serious health problems of their own.


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Post 7624

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - yikes
Egads! Sorry to hear of all your troubles. Makes all
my frostbite and sniffles issues seem like good things.
smiley - brrsmiley - snowman

I was intrigued by the way you isolated this sentence:

>> ...that six week periodicity worries me... <<

I am a long time believer in the 'life is six weeks long'
theory which is applied by psychologists to the rise and
fall of stress and grief in crisis management situations
as well as by epidemiologists in tracking pandemics.
Many memory experts recognise a six week cycle in
studies of short term memory.

There is a curious asymmetry that our human functions
should follow a pattern equal to one and a half moons.
So if it's the seemingly arbitrary nature of six weeks
that is troubling you, bear up, don't worry, be happy.

It is a statistical factor of life. Happens to everything
and everybody, emotionally, physiologically, socially,
and with no apparent source or basis.
smiley - weird
I mean, six doesn't even divide equally into 52.

smiley - fullmoon
~jwf~

PS: A further example is the six week span that occurred
when the original h2g2 went dark. We wandered about on a
Great Vogon Detour for six weeks until the Beeb fired us up.
(Jan 28 to March 15th, 2001)


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Post 7625

ITIWBS

I hope the six week periodicity isn't symptomatic of an underlying etiology for the type II diabetes.

I've never heard of it being characteristic of type II diabetes.

I've a suspicion that it may relate to an underlying etiology, but until its confirmed one way or the other, don't want to speculate publicly.


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Post 7626

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes

Uhm... no... no... you wooden wanna dew dat.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14968420

smiley - nur
~jwf~


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Post 7627

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Sa 28 Jan 2012 ~11:45pm PST

Its been raining sporadically but steadily the last few days, day time temperatures around 76F/22C, night time temperatures around 68F/20C.

A magnificent sunset this evening, cumulus clouds crashing over the Orocopia Mts. to the north west from the northeast, fog forming a cirrus cloud formation over the north bay of the Salton Sea at the sea level thermocline, higher stratifications of cloud, cumulo-cirrus, at about 1000 feet and 6000 feet around the Santa Rosa Mts. to the southwest and west, Mt. San Gorgonio lost in the haze to the west.


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Post 7628

Keith Miller yes that Keith Miller

Tropical rain plonking down at the moment, drops the size of a two-bob bit, 30mm when they hit the ground I've forgotten what that is in the anachronistic imperial system and the temp is a lazy, beer inducing 33c.

Cold Asahi Dry hits the spot as great big tree frogs start jumping onto the window chomping on the bugs hiding from the big droplets, it falls slow too this big rain could be a SH thing.

*Hey happy nu year Thinker and the snow sounds great(but odd to me). I don't thik my tree frogs would like it.


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Post 7629

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Sa 2 Feb 2013, ~11:00am PST

Cool with partial clouds, windless.


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Post 7630

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Th 7 Feb 2013 ~2:40am PST

Cool and calm, temp ~60F/21C, no wind, enough haze that only 1st magnitude stars are visible at a glance.


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Post 7631

Keith Miller yes that Keith Miller

Dark, stars out I think. No idea of temp. Possibly tropicalsmiley - erm.

Frogs are stuck to the windows so it's humid and Gecko's are talking so it's warmish.

I'm not in England...probably.


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Post 7632

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

F 8 Feb 2013 ~1:50am PST

Cirro-stratus cloud cover at sundown.

1st and 2nd magnitude stars visible.

Gusting north wind coming up.

Wind chimes on the front porch tinkling.


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Post 7633

Keith Miller yes that Keith Miller

Sunday morning, 23c heading to 29c and the heady aroma of nectar from the thousands of pink Euodia flowers just outside my library window is filling the house with a wonderful smell but the associated chatter from hundreds of parrots feeding on it is less welcome.

Anyone reading this will more than likely never have heard of a Euodia.
It's a rainforest tree whose flowers sprout straight from the bark and the whole tree goes from a big green shade tree to a big pink mass in your yard. Have a look at the flowers here>>> http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4071/4408905244_e9fe3bd764_z.jpg?zz=1


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Post 7634

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley, CA, USA

Sa 9 Feb 2013, ~11:00pm PST

Clear, comfortably cool and windless, stars visible at a glance down to the 5th magnitude.

The gusting north wind heralded by the early evening strato-cirrus formation 7 Feb blew over today, dropping scant rain in the western part of the valley and none locally.




The Euodia tree certainly is an attractive one.

Is it in the camphor tree family?




Locally, the best floral trees are the Desert Ironwood;

http://365pixyear.blogspot.com/2012/05/desert-ironwood-tree.html

and the Palo Verde;

http://benafiaflora.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/flowers-trees-succulents-and-more/

Neither will be in bloom locally until spring.




The three most important local songbirds are Gambel's Quail, the Mourning Dove and the Mocking Bird, though occasionally red headed, green bodied, Mexican parrots are seen





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Post 7635

ITIWBS

Ah!

Here it is!

Just wanted to bring it back up to the top so I can find it easy.

smiley - sleepysmiley - online2longsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 7636

ITIWBS

Coachella Valley,CA, USA

Sa 16 Mar 2013, 1:35am PDT

About five days ago the weather suddenly turned from moderately cool, daytime highs below 80F/26C, to night-time lows above 40F/4C to moderately hot, daytime highs around 99F/36C and night-time lows above 70F/29C.

Pan evaporation rate accelerated dramatically, making it something of a struggle to keep the garden adequately watered.

There were several nights of stunningly good visibility, stars readily visible at a glance down to the 6th magnitude.

Early morning yesterday a bank of high atmospheric haze rolled in, so today, pan evaporation rate is back to normal, but the stars are readily visible only to the 2nd magnitude. smiley - shrug


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Post 7637

winternights

Date 21/03/13
Time 05.13
Sunrise 06.08
Sunset 18.21
Humidity 98 %
Pressure (millibars) 1017
Wind direction east
Wind speed (mph) 3
Projected UV 2


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Post 7638

ITIWBS

F 22 Mar 2013, 7:11am PDT

Coachella Valley, CA

Sun's up, windless, already warm.

Sky's clear except for substantial haze.

Have to get the vehicle smogged and complete annual registration today.

smiley - somersaultsmiley - somersaultsmiley - run


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Post 7639

Icy North

It's fine and dry here in London, but further North and west, the UK is suffering rain and snow, leading to the cancellation of major sporting events:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21896847


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Post 7640

winternights

Lots ofsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowballsmiley - snowball

So much that the gardens disappeared, all you can see issmiley - snowball


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