Very often, people get caught in the trap of thinking myopically. That is, they observe what is going on around them, locally, and tend not to think about what other people, located some distance away, are experiencing. This reduces our worldview to typically a few square miles, which is obviously incorrect. That is what this weather challenge is about; to give everyone the chance to describe their weather. This can be done daily, a few times a week, or weekly, but the point of it is to give everyone a chance to compare the local weather you are observing with the weather observations of other people who live outside your area.
This should be fun and enlightening. Start by giving your general location so others can visualize the differences in your area and theirs. I’ll start this off and this should give some idea of what I have in mind for this challenge. Just post what weather information you have. You don’t need to go into tremendous detail if you don’t want to. The point is to simply inform others of your weather.
I’m in northwest Montana, about 60 miles south of the Canadian border and 40 miles east of the Idaho border.
When I got up this morning (9 October 2019) at around 5 am, there was about a half-inch of snow on the ground that fell overnight. Our temperature is 29° F and it is too dark to see if snow is currently falling.
Our low temperature is currently 5° below average and our predicted high for the day is supposed to be 38°, which would be 23° below average for the high temperature. The low-temperature forecast for tonight is for temperatures of 18°, which would be 16° below normal.
It is also quite humid. Our humidity is sitting at 93% and the dew point is only about a degree and a half below our present temperature, so some nearby areas may have frost. Winter weather advisories are in place, but it is warm enough that road conditions aren’t bad yet and the snow is likely to start melting off as soon as the sun rises.
How is the weather in your area?
Are you going to take this challenge?