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    Serious halo around the full moon tonight, stunning!
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    Current conditions, Merry Christmas:


    A nephew received a Streamlight TL1 from Messrs Clauss, and is hanging out to show it off. We'll have a bit of fun tonight.

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    A trace of snow at the airport ( McCarran / Las Vegas ) just before 2am early Christmas morning.



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    Weather tonight: Refreshing!



    Edit: Doesn't work on mobile devices?
    Last edited by PolarLi; 12-26-2015 at 03:37 PM.

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    Tokyo is sunny with a bit of nip in the air. A nice change from the fog around Geneva.

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    QUOTE=PolarLi;4807094]Weather tonight: Refreshing!
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    That looks great, what were you lighting the area up with ( not the headlight on the snowmobile ) ?

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    Light is called Moonlight Bright As Day 3000 it's a helmet/head/bike light with 3000 lumens. (on the video it's only running half power) Light is actually developed not far from here. What differ this from most lights on the market is fan cooling, so it can run full power for as long you have battery left with no overheating or step down. Same guy also sell a 1500, 6000 and 10000(!) lumen light. Now that's a headlamp

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    Made it through a round of tornados in Rowlett Texas yesterday a lot of folks didn't survive.
    will work for peanuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarLi View Post
    Light is called Moonlight Bright As Day 3000 it's a helmet/head/bike light with 3000 lumens. (on the video it's only running half power) Light is actually developed not far from here. What differ this from most lights on the market is fan cooling, so it can run full power for as long you have battery left with no overheating or step down. Same guy also sell a 1500, 6000 and 10000(!) lumen light. Now that's a headlamp
    Very nice !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinbasser View Post
    Made it through a round of tornados in Rowlett Texas yesterday a lot of folks didn't survive.
    Even down here, we've heard of the devastation you guys have had to endure. The pictures tell a sad story. Best wishes and stay as safe as you can.

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    cold,but clear.

    It's currently 35 degrees F with a east 15-mph wind.

    (wind chill of 22 degrees F.)

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    things here in central Illinois have improved, but we also were impacted by the big storm moving across the middle of the US a couple of days ago.

    We got a lot of rain and freezing rain. Combined with high winds, there were tree branches breaking off and taking out the power lines, as well as whole trees toppling over due to the soil just being too saturated with rain to support the trees when impacted with 40mph winds.

    As an indication of the situation, let me just offer this view of the nearby bike trail (multi-user path) when I ran errands on the bike yesterday...



    The ice was pretty nasty on the overpasses too. I discovered that the bike lane on the nearby overpass was still covered with ice, although hidden by an inch of snow. The back end of the bike slid out as soon as I was on the ice, and I was barely able to stand up! Not coincidentally, there were two power poles knocked down by cars at the ends of the bridge.
    I suspect that the roads were warm enough to avoid ice build-up, and the drivers were taken by surprise when they hit that icy bridge.

    Between the trees and the drivers, the metro area lost power to roughly a third of its households.. 41,000, according to the news. That was on Monday... I lost power at 9:30am. Power was restored at 7:30am on Tuesday. There are still some people waiting to have power restored.

    Despite not being a full-fledged flashlight nerd, my assortment of flashlights and bicycle lights fulfilled my need for batteries and illumination. The Maglite XL100 was very useful... the ability to dim it to a very low level provided enough light to do routine tasks without drawing much power. Having a portable jump-start battery was good too... I was able to run my laptop via an inverter for a few hours.

    I know that some folks in the audience wait for a chance to actually need their flashlights and stash of batteries, but it's a very good feeling to have power come back on and be able to cook food, take a warm shower, and heat the rooms! Thanks to the folks at the electric utility company for working hard in nasty weather and fixing the lines, poles, and transformers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarLi View Post
    Weather tonight: Refreshing!



    Edit: Doesn't work on mobile devices?

    That is amazing, wow, i love the snow, and to attack the white stuff with a snowmobile..............well

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    Rain, then drizzle followed by rain, then cloudy, then lots of...............rain

    Did i mention rain?

    Thoughts with all those effected by the terrible floods up north and not far away from me, devastating is an understatement.

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    Weathers fine...low 30's after record rain last weekend. Now just waiting for the rivers to recede after record flooding. Two major interstates and two other highways all closed due to flooding (all of which) were my only ways to cross one of the rivers to get to work, so I the wife and I stayed home today. My water district pumping station went under water, so now we are under a boil order. Compared to others who have lost everything due to the flooding, we are lucky with just a little inconvenience.
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    The first morning of the year 2016; a clean slate:


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    Everything as usual today at Lake Michigan


    ..you'll learn the water is warmer than the air this time of year


    btw= not official yet, but Dec. was warmest ever in Wisconsin

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    hey StarHalo, that is a lovely blue sky! I've spent some time in SoCal and the weather was quite nice (although some of that was in the old days when the morning smog was bad). I recall a December where I was sitting on the pier at Seal Beach and writing Christmas cards.

    My theory is that southern California's non-exciting weather is compensated by the tendency of the ground to start moving or the foliage to burn uncontrollably... not to mention the issues of water supply. I could imagine spending a few weeks in the winter in San Diego, just to get some variety.

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    Wow, talk about dropping a turd in someone's punch bowl.

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    I must admit i am mighty jealous...........only thing i have going is darkness from 4pm................just too rainy out to enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Wow, talk about dropping a turd in someone's punch bowl.

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    but you'll note that I didn't even mention the traffic!

    When I was living in St. Louis, I traveled a lot to see a supplier in the Long Beach area (Rancho Dominguez, actually). It was great, especially in the winter! But there are drawbacks, such as cost of living, traffic, concerns about water (even back then.. around 1990), earthquakes (got to experience a little one rated at 5.6), etc. The cost of housing was crazy too... lots of folks at the supplier had to commute a couple of hours each way in order to be able to afford a decent place.

    Every place has its virtues, and southern California undeniably has some fine weather. Just be prepared to pay the price for it!

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    Yes, tossing in the traffic situation would have put an end to the party. Most kind of you.

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    Well, the thread started on 12/19/2015 and it's already 1/1/2016( have not had much time for my fav forum)...it is currently 61 degrees with blue skies and sunshine. Forecast for a long time to come is....blue skies and sunshine. The cool advantage is that it is warm enough to play at night and try out various flashlights...

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    Cold today. Temp around 28 F with a wind chill of about 10 degrees below that. Great weather if you're a husky or a polar bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    Cold today. Temp around 28 F with a wind chill of about 10 degrees below that. Great weather if you're a husky or a polar bear.
    Mmmmmm......28 deg F.......think i' ll go and stick my head in the freezer for a little while.
    Cant wait for those temps and short days......ohh well.
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    4 deg C, drizzle, thick clouds.
    Some weather models tell winter could kick in, starting coming week. (wet)snow and temperature below 0 C is expected.

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    7:30am and it's 25 deg F. Forecast calls for a sunny day with a high of 35 F. Worst part is there's currently a Stage 2 Burn Ban, so no fire in the pellet stove. I hate not being able to have a fire. I hurt my back on Tuesday, so i'm not able to do anything but sit in front of the computer.

    Happy New Year, CPF Family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    I hurt my back on Tuesday, so i'm not able to do anything but sit in front of the computer.

    Happy New Year, CPF Family!

    ~ Chance
    Ouch. Feel better soon Chance. In the meantime, don't lift anything heavier than a flashlight.

    Happy New Year to you as well.

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    Thanks PW. I'm downright miserable; have been for four days.

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    Hey Chance,
    I can commiserate...hope you feel better soon.

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