THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

JANUARY

2007

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issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Greetings fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to your January 2007 issue of the Weatherfun Newsletter.

Well, we have done it again folks. Not only a month has gone by, but we also have gone through another year. Welcome to the first issue in the new year of 2007. I guess it is true what they say in time sure fly's by when you are having fun, and fun we are having here on Weatherfun.
It has been a great year for Weatherfun and we have not only grown in size but also in a great quality of new members. We added some great members in the year of 2006, and we all enjoy having you all with us. You are all a great addition to our already great group.
Our website under the capable hands of our webmaster Bill has had some great improvements and additions. It is a wealth of weather information. Why not spend some time and go through our website from beginning to end. I do this from time to time and always find something new that I did not find the previous time. A great new addition has been the Weatherfun store. You can find some great weather and non weather related items here to purchase. Great weather items and everyday hard to find items that can be very useful around the house and weather station. Keep in mind that Weatherfun members also get a 10% discount on the items, along with the everyday low prices make for quite a bargain. So, why not surf over there now, check it out and if you need an item or two make a purchase and you will be on the way to enjoying your new items and also saving some cash at the same time.
Our 2006 Weatherfun Family Reunion was a great success. Now we look to the 2007 family reunion and a grand time. You have heard me say before and I will say it again, you do not know what a great bunch of weather watchers we have here on Weatherfun until you spend some time with them at a reunion. It is the highlight of my year and I look forward to it each year. I know some of you will be making your vacation plans shortly, so why not put the second week of July aside and head northeast and join us for the best time around. This year we hope to make it to the summit of Mount Washington. I visited the summit this past August and believe me when I tell you that it was the experience of my life. An experience that you will never forget and will cherish for year's to come the time that you spend with your fellow Weatherfun members on the summit of Mount Washington. It sure was the time of my life. Where can you go from the base that had a temp of 85 F with high humidity to the summit with a temp of 35 F with 50 mph winds, and near zero visibility. Quite the experience folks. So, why not do what the man says on TV and head on northeast to the 2007 Weatherfun Family Reunion. Hey, where can you go where we guarantee you a great time.
We have a whole New Year ahead of us folks, and we plan more events and expanded features for Weatherfun, with some great surprises ahead. Let's all work together to make it the best year yet for Weatherfun.
Susan and I would like to wish all of you and yours a very Happy New Year. May it be the best year yet, and the healthiest.
Remember that this is your newsletter folks. If you have some information or a story that you would like to see in our newsletter please send it to Bill or me and we will see that it is in the next issue.
Till next month, stay safe and keep an eye to the sky.

JERRY LAROCHE
WEATHERFUN FOUNDER

December's Weather
  • 1st: A powerful storm moved up through the eastern Great Lakes. On the east, or warmer, side thunderstorms with strong winds plowed through parts of southern and eastern New York and eastern Pennsylvania. A possible tornado injured five people just west of Wilkes Barre, PA. Wind gusts reached 60 to 70 mph. Trees and power lines were down over many counties in western Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.
  • 3rd-4th: Record cold in many areas from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle.
  • 4th: More than 300,000 Illinois and Missouri customers of Ameren were still without power 5 days after being hit with a pre-Winter snowstorm. Lake Effect snow dumped 6-12 inches on western New York and northeastern Ohio. Buffalo got 3 inches in one hour.
  • 6th: A Canadian High Pressure moved into the norther Plains with the coldest air so far this season. Overnight temperatures below zero were common in North Dakota.
  • 7th: The cold weather moved south and east bringing Lake Effect snow across the Great Lakes. Northeast Ohio in some areas received up to 10 inches of snow, while just east of Lake Michigan picked up from 15-20 inches of snow.
  • 8th-9th: Temperatures from Texas to the Florida Panhandle saw overnight Lows in the upper teens and low 20s.
  • 12th: A storm with 80 mph gusts brought heavy rain and higher-elevation snow to parts of the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies.
  • 14th: A powerful storm socked the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and wind gusts close to 100 mph, flooding streets, toppling trees and cutting power to thousands. At least 14 deaths were blamed on the storm.
  • 15th: Heavy rain in southern Florida with over 8" in some areas.
  • 19th: Snow in parts of New Mexico with up to a foot in the mountains.
  • 20th-21st: A paralyzing blizzard swept across the Front Range and western Kansas, dumping 2 feet of snow, grinding traffic to a near halt, shuttering Denver International Airport, closing schools and prompting Gov. Bill Owens to declare a state of emergency. Some areas in the mountains got 3 feet of snow.
  • 21st Southeastern Louisiana received over 6 inches of rain that flooded roads snarling traffic and closed schools.
  • 25th: Powerful storms ripped through Central Florida destroying mobile homes and toppling trees and injuring at least nine people, while dropping +5 inches of rain. The National Weather Service said there were 4 tornadoes and 2 were at least F2 tornadoes.
  • 28th: Winds gusting to near-hurricane force left tens of thousands without power in southern California, while dumping snow in the mountains that closed a major freeway.28th-29th: A powerful winter storm brought heavy snow with blizzard conditions across Colorado (over a foot), northern New Mexico, Wyoming and the western halves of Kansas (2 feet) and Nebraska, while Texas had severe weather, including several tornadoes in central Texas with at least one death.
  • 30th: Heavy rain and severe weather in southern Louisiana and eastward along the Gulf Coast to Florida. Parts of western Kansas still buried under up to 32 inches of snow and drifts up to 15 feet high left thousands without electricity. At least 12 deaths have resulted from the lastest snowstorm.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Seattle, WZ

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