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Welcome to the Novermber issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Welcome Weatherfun members, to the November, Weatherfun Newsletter.

Well, time is flying by folks. It seems as though just yesterday we were making plans for our 2nd Weatherfun Reunion, and here we are now approaching the end of hurricane season, the end of this month, and also the holiday season.
Before we know it the white stuff will start to fall. The good thing about that though is after that things, start to come alive again, and spring will be here before you know it. As you know we have had to switch back to the Yahoo groups as our main list server. It seems as though we had too many messages and pictures going out over the system, causing it to crash. Now, we are having Yahoo as our main server, and will only use the as a back up system. If Yahoo goes down we will then switch over to the back up system on However we will only be using text on the back up system, and no pictures will be allowed. But, as you see by my daily observations, pictures are allowed on the Yahoo list. So, things are back to normal, and running smoothly.

We also have our website back up and running. Please feel free to use all sections of our website. We have some great features on our website. Please try them all.
One that I like to use is the lunar, and sun section. You can click on this section, enter your location, and get the correct time the sun rises and sets, and also the time the moon comes up and sets. Give it a try. I think you will like it. By the way, we have a Lunar Eclipse coming up on Nov. 8th. Further details on my daily observations.

I don't know if you realize it, but we are getting a lot of visitors to our website. As I write this on Saturday, Nov 1st at 10PM, we have had 2,730 visitors to our website. Yesterday, we had 7,567 visitors to our website. This is great news folks, and shows you how popular we have become.
Our webmaster John Jensen, is working on new ideas to make it even a better weather website. You will see these changes as the winter goes on.

Also please remember that we meet each Monday evening between the hours of 8 to 9PM in our general chat room. Why not drop by, say hello, talk about everyone's favorite subject "The Weather," up coming events, our past reunions, and future reunions. You name it the subject is open. Drop by and meet your Weatherfun friends.

All of our moderators are working to make Weatherfun even better than we are now. We are working on ideas, and plans for the up coming winter. Why not tell your weather friends about us, and ask them to join the best weather group on the net?

Till next month's newsletter, Susan and I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope the holiday is spent with your family, and if you are traveling please take care on the road, especially if you have snow in your area. Yes, it is that time of the year for Lynn's favorite precipitation "SNOW." Oh did I actually spell it out?

Happy Thanksgiving folks, and see you next month.

Please remember that this is your newsletter. Please support it as much as possible. Bill is doing a great job with it, and if you have any ideas, please feel free to contact Bill or myself, and let us know what they are.

October's Weather
  • 1st - Tropical Storm Larry forms in the southwest Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1st - 3rd - Many record low temperatures from the Great Plains to the Gulf to the East Coast. Minnesota & Upper Michigan had 1-3" of snow while other parts around the Great Lakes had snow flurries.
  • Hurricane Grace, way out in the Atlantic, turned back to the WSW and became a Cat 3.
  • 3rd - Tropical Storm Larry went ashore in southern Mexico with heavy flooding rains.
  • 13th - TD 19 forms 900 miles SW of Cape Verde.
  • TD 19 becomes TS Nicholas, but remains well out in the Atlantic. Just a "Fish Storm".
  • 15th - 16th A storm with a strong cold front sweeps NE from the Midwest bring strong winds & heavy rains in it's path.
  • 17th - 20th - Many record High temperatures throughout the Southwest, Rockies, & northern Plains, with 121 Record High temperatures set on the 19th.
  • 20th - Heavy rains in Washington with up to 7" falling.
  • 21st - 24th - The heat expands into the southern Plains. Many record High temps set west of the Mississippi. While cold temperatures settle in over the Northeast & mid-Atlantic. Wildfires started in the hilly residential areas near the San Bernardino National Forest and continued all week. Several homes were destroyed, thousands of people were evacuated and two major freeways were closed for a time.
  • 23rd - Record High temperatures from Arkansas to Texas, while snow was reported from central Pennsylvania to Maine, where up to 3.8" of the white stuff fell.
  • 26th-30th - With continued record High temperatures & Santa Ana winds in California, wildfires continued to burn with over 2500 homes destroyed, at least 20 deaths, & over 750,000 acres of land burnt.
  • 30th - Finally some cooler air moved down from the north with a few light showers and winds switched to off of the Pacific Ocean, and the wildfires started to diminish.

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Links 4 You
Here's a site for all of you snowlovers. Snowfall maps are available for the most recent 1,2,3 and 7-day period by state or for the entire nation. Just click HERE
Hello New Members
Did You Know?

How far is the horizon?
The question is deceptively simple. But for an observer at sea, what appears as the horizon (in miles) is equal to 1.317 times the square root of the height of the vantage point (measured in feet.) Thus if you are 10 feet above the waterıs surface, the horizon is 4.16 miles away.

Now there's something to share at your next party.

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We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website but most of all have fun with your weather.
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