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Welcome to the December, 2004 issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Welcome Weatherfun members to your December issue of the Weatherfun newsletter, and words from Jerry.

We have made it to December and what suddenly appears before our eyes? No, it is not 8 tiny reindeer and Santa's sleigh, but it is a Tropical Storm named Otto. Yes, the 2004 hurricane season is officially over, but it is not ending before one more storm appears. As you all know it was a very active hurricane season, and for the state of Florida a very destructive season. As I write this many residents of Florida are still not in their homes, and many will not be until as late as next spring. For some of them it will not be a very merry holiday seasons because of this past hurricane season. But it is now over and we move onto the winter season and a totally different kind of weather and different type of weather problems. We wish all those in Florida well, and hope that they get their lives back to as near as normal real soon.

With December 1st we also come to the Meteorological beginning of winter. Another winter season is upon us. Some say it will be a winter with a lot of cold and snow for the Northeast. Yet, some say a winter of colder than normal temperatures, and a little less snow. I bet you all know what kind of winter I am looking for? Just remember that as in past seasons when rough weather is in your area and you need help. A member of Weatherfun is always online to offer help to you in the way of a forecast and what ever other help that you might need. In case your computer is offline because of a power failure you can always get an up to date forecast and any help that you might need from a fellow Weatherfun member by just giving a member a call on your cellphone and the help will be right there for you. As we have with tornado's and hurricanes we are always here online and ready to give whatever help we can.

Hats off to member John Jensen who has a photo about to be published in the 2005 WeatherMatrix calendar. Great work John, and I for one will be purchasing a calendar. Check out the Weatherfun website for the URL to purchase your copy of the 2005 WeatherMatrix calendar, and be sure to mention Weatherfun when you order your calendar.

Also while you are at it why not check out the Mall Section of our website for vendors who have helped us in supplying catalogs and prizes for our reunions and also contest. Why not support these vendors at this time of the year when you are interested in purchasing weather related material. Again please be sure that you mention that you are a Weatherfun member.

We hope to announce plans for our 2005 Weatherfun Reunion coming up sometime in the summer of 2005. Why not make plans now to attend and have a grand time with your Weatherfun members, get to meet them, talk about our favorite subject Weather, have a good time, good food and above all good friendship. We promise you the best time yet.

At this time Susan and I and everyone here at Weatherfun Headquarters would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope you all get that one inch of snow on Christmas Eve, and one inch on Christmas Day to put you all in the Christmas spirit.

Please be sure to support your Weatherfun Newsletter folks. Bill does a great job on our newsletter and we hope you all enjoy it, and support it whenever possible. Also if you have any ideas or articles that you would like to see included here on our newsletter why not send it in?


November's Weather
  • 1st: Snow along the Front Range of the Rockies, with some areas receiving over a foot of the white stuff. Parts of Texas received heavy rain and a few tornadoes.
  • 2nd: Parts of Western Texas into New Mexico hit with up to a foot of snow. Flooding rains from eastern Texas across southern Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • 3rd: Up to a foot of snow in part of Colorado.9th: There were 6 tornadoes in Oklahoma that caused minor damage. It's rare to have these at this time of year.
  • 10th: Cold weather throughout the East with many record Low Temperatures set.
  • 12th-13: The first snow of the season along the coast of New England with 4-7 inches inland.
  • 13th-16th: 3 to 4 inches of rain in western Texas caused flooding in several areas.
  • 14th-16th: Strong onshore winds gusting to 50 mph along Florida's east coast caused rip currents, erosion, and dangerous boating conditions.
  • 17th: Parts of central Texas got up to 8 inches of rain causing flash floods and resulting in 2 deaths. There were also a few very weak tornadoes.
  • 21st: Up to 15 inches of rain in El Campo, Texas causing major flooding problems.
  • 21st-22nd: Up to 3 feet of snow blanketed the mountains in southern California and Arizona.
  • 22nd: More heavy rain in eastern Texas causing flooding on numberous roads.
  • 23rd: More rain from Texas to Alabama that included severe weather with damaging winds and tornadoes that resulted in 4 deaths.
  • 24th: Severe weather in Indiana and South Carolina with tornadoes. Parts of the Midwest hit with up to 8 inches of snow. The 2 day total of tornadoes was 76, the 3rd most in November.
  • 30th: A mix of snow and sleet in western Washington caused numerous automobile accidents. At least 6 cities in Texas set a new record for monthly rainfall totals for the month. TS Otto forms 800 miles east of Bermuda.

WEATHERFUN now has a "correspondent" in Seoul, Korea!
Jonathan M. Cutting, formerly from Allendale, MI, is now working in Seoul Korea as a Meteorologist. We wish him Good Luck and look forward to hearing about the weather on the other side of the planet.

If you want to look out From Mount Wilson Observatory, Mt. Wilson California, then go Here

Links 4 You
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