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Title: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on February 09, 2013, 08:34:13 AM
We are getting hammered in Boston. Already over two feet of the white stuff. I am 20 miles West and we were fortunate enough to get light fluffy snow, but a lot of light fluffy snow. Closer to the coast they got cement, heavy wet snow. It looks like a snow globe outside right now. We have not lost our power, we are very lucky. Winds are strong, a real blizzard and how is your Saturday?......Doug
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Dennis Markham on February 09, 2013, 09:36:18 AM
Doug, glad to hear you still have your power there.  I feel for those that do not...it doesn't take long for the house to get cold with no power for heat.  I know we have other forum members "back east".  Hope everyone is doing equally as well.  Your snow globe analogy is a good one.  Show us a photo if you can.

Here in the Detroit area we got about 4-5 inches yesterday just in time for the morning rush.  About 300 school districts in the area closed schools.  Nice sunny, bright day today.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: zaphod01 on February 09, 2013, 10:02:35 AM
Good luck with the snow, Doug. We are scheduled for heavy rain, high winds, and large hail later this evening in Dallas.

I'm watching Nemo coverage on the Weather Channel and it doesn't look like much fun. I hope your power stays online!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 09, 2013, 12:08:35 PM
We are getting hammered in Boston. Already over two feet of the white stuff. I am 20 miles West and we were fortunate enough to get light fluffy snow, but a lot of light fluffy snow. Closer to the coast they got cement, heavy wet snow. It looks like a snow globe outside right now. We have not lost our power, we are very lucky. Winds are strong, a real blizzard and how is your Saturday?......Doug
Hi Doug and All!

9:00 am - PEI shut down, plows only on main roads, RCMP telling people to stay off the roads, only one power pole visible from our house, and we can't see the next door neighbour's house! Its party time on PEI!

Road, what road!

 Now, here's a laugh. A Snowshoe event has been shut down due to the snow! "The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department's free snowshoeing event at Victoria Park has been cancelled for Saturday, February 9 due to the storm. The event will continue on Saturday, February 23, depending on the weather" - CBC Storm Centre!

 RCMP are advising motorists to stay off all Island roads if possible. Conditions are deteriorating and with the expected high winds, and more snow, conditions are not expected to improve anytime soon. Plows currently operating on main highways only and may be pulled off them if visibility gets much worse.

 Let it snow, Let it snow. Let it snow! (Needless to say, I plan on staying inside and warm!) It'll be spring before I see the museum again, though it is next door. The drift is ten feet high in front of the door! I am praying for a bit of a change of wind direction before the storm ends to move it!

It is expected to continue until tomorrow morning, but tapering off a bit this evening! 20 deg f., winds gusting to 90 km/h.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on February 09, 2013, 12:09:44 PM
Impossible to measure with the drifts, easily over two feet....BBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRR and a balmy  19 and windy. Check out the dog house and the shed... and the last picture is how it will look in four months...Doug
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: paul-f on February 09, 2013, 12:13:23 PM
I'm a bit north of Doug.  We got over two feet as well, and fortunately still have power.  The drift that covers the deck looks to be closer to three feet deep.

It's gorgeous out there now, so we're headed out to do some shoveling and XC skiing.

Here's a before/after view looking out toward the back yard.  You can page back and forth in the .pdf to get an idea of the change, or click on the .gif to animate it.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: davidbholcomb on February 09, 2013, 02:41:18 PM
Impossible to measure with the drifts, easily over two feet....BBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRR and a balmy  19 and windy. Check out the dog house and the shed... and the last picture is how it will look in four months...Doug

Stay warm Doug, I guess there will be no phones photographed from this table for awhile ::) Hope you keep power
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on February 09, 2013, 02:41:46 PM
Hope you all "weather" this storm ok ;D
Looks like it was not the "perfect storm" they were forecasting, what a surprise?
For me today they are forecasting only around 78 degrees and sunny.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: JorgeAmely on February 09, 2013, 03:20:27 PM
58 and sunny from the left coast. But there was frost on the lawn this morning.

Doug: make sure the phones room is kept at a nice temperature. You don't want those old plastics to crack. Stay warm.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on February 09, 2013, 04:35:39 PM
thanks Jorge....phone room is kept at a constant 68. Second floor, far two right windows is the phone room. 58 sounds great to me.

Harry....just mean  :'(

Its 21 and dropping.....Kidcold


In three months it will look like pic 2
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Dennis Markham on February 09, 2013, 04:51:46 PM
Thanks Doug and Paul for the photos.  After seeing all of that, I have nothing to complain about here with 4-5 inches of new snow.

Do you have the A/C on down there, Harry?
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on February 09, 2013, 05:04:53 PM
Dennis....here is my walk from my side door.....Doug
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Dennis Markham on February 09, 2013, 05:21:35 PM
Wow!  Hopefully you have a nice two-stage snow blower to clear the walks and driveway.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Sargeguy on February 09, 2013, 07:01:29 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UWoQPOjYQ74/URbiV-3asNI/AAAAAAAAZKQ/A1pLigc2JiQ/s640/Telephone%252020120207_8448DSC_1382.JPG)

This is only about 18". the 24" fence in the background can be seen just above the snow.  The major drift was in my driveway (of course) about 3 feet in places.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YnnifR04Vfo/URbj6ka_2HI/AAAAAAAAZKY/xN98EHcdGGM/s640/Telephone%252020120207_8402DSC_1332.NEF.jpg)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Sargeguy on February 09, 2013, 07:23:44 PM
You know its bad when you have an inch of snow stuck to the side of your house.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 09, 2013, 07:49:28 PM
Just to give you an idea of how the storm is still affecting PEI, have a peek at th3e webcam on the center span of the Confederation Bridge to PEI. The storm isn't supposed to end until later tomorrow morning.

http://confederationbridge.com/bridge-cam/BridgeCam100_9.asx

Below that, one of the PEI government's road cams located at the Albany "Y".

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on February 09, 2013, 08:59:52 PM
     Wow! Doesn't look fun! It's been quite some time since we had a winter storm of such proportions here in KS, though it does happen...

     Is emigration prohibited from your locales? ;)

     Sincerely hoping that the power stays on, at least, for all of you in the afflicted areas...

     Best regards, and best of luck to you!

Terrence

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 09, 2013, 09:15:34 PM
Is emigration prohibited from your locales? ;)

     Sincerely hoping that the power stays on, at least, for all of you in the afflicted areas...

No Immigration or emigration from or to here. The airport is shut down, and the Bridge is the only way on the Island this time of the year, and it is shut down by the storm :) Even if they do get it open, police are telling people to stay off the roads, and plows are running reduced schedules on main roads only, and even these may have stopped now due to the whiteouts!

 The bridge is 12.9-kilometre (8 mi) long with an 60 m (197 ft) high navigation span to permit ship traffic (section shown in photo). Much of the rest of the bridge is 40 metres (131 ft) above water. There is also a ferry to Pictou on the other end of the Island, but ferry service is suspended for the winter months.

Yes, I sure hope the power stays on! So far so good at least in our area!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on February 09, 2013, 09:24:16 PM
Dave,

     does the Museum have some, however minimal, climate control? I'm more concerned for you, of course, but also wondering about the phones, equipment, etc.

Stay warm, and safe!!!

Terrence
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on February 09, 2013, 09:31:17 PM
No A/C today, the forecast was wrong as usual, never got above76 and we had a rain shower!
Yesterday it was 82, too hot for February.

Seiously, to all our friends and family up in thr Northeast, stay warm & stay safe!

I was born & raised in Connecticut, shoveled my share of snow. I recall climbing out the second story window of my parents house to shovel out the front door!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 09, 2013, 09:34:21 PM
Dave,

     does the Museum have some, however minimal, climate control? I'm more concerned for you, of course, but also wondering about the phones, equipment, etc.

Stay warm, and safe!!!

Terrence
Hi Terrence:

Everything is safe over there, so long as the power stays on. Temperature is just a bit below freezing, so even if the power went off for a while, there would be no problem. I worry more about humidity than lack of heat. Never had any damage to any of the equipment.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on February 09, 2013, 09:43:29 PM
Dave,

     Glad to hear that!

     I baselessly assumed that it is not the first winter that has occurred there, but had also recalled you talking about it being not a good night to go work in the Museum, etc., so was just inquisitive.... as long as you are safe, the rest is icing on the cake!

     You are the only irreplaceable item related to that museum. ;)

     Best regards!

Terrence
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 09, 2013, 09:50:24 PM
I baselessly assumed that it is not the first winter that has occurred there, but had also recalled you talking about it being not a good night to go work in the Museum

Terrence
Hi Terrence:

I couldn't work over there if I wanted to - there is a 10 foot drift against the door! Hopefully over night, the wind will change direction and blow most of it away.

Yes, we usually have several storms a year like this - years ago, they used to be much worse - we have had to more than on one occasion had to climb out the upstairs window to get out!

I remember years ago when we were living in the house which is now the museum, there was a storm with extreme winds,, and minus 30 c temps - the furnace couldn't keep up and was running continuously. All of a sudden it got warm in the house, and the furnace hardly came on. We looked out the west windows, and a 25 foot drift had formed, and wrapped up and over the roof. The drift completely protected us from the wind, and was great insulation.  The next morning after a wind change, we awoke to find it completely gone - no sign of the drift any more. Thankfully, the winds had dropped as well, and the temperature had risen!

Which brought back memories of another storm which happened the year after my wife and I married (Yes, 32 years ago). A major storm swept through the Island, and felled power poles across much of the Island. It again, was very cold, and here we were with no power and no heat. Kerosene lamps provided the light. All we had was an old fireplace in what is now the main display room of the museum. Well, the year before, we had felled a bunch of trees and still had the wood piled up against the barn. The power was out just a bit over a week. During that week, we burned over two cords of wood in that inefficient fireplace, and so we could stay warm, put blankets over all the doors from that room to allow it to make enough heat! We slept on the living room couches, under piles of blankets. We took all out refrigerated food out to the unheated porch to keep it from spoiling. It was fun, and it cleaned up that pile of wood. The year following that, we bought a generator, but have never needed it as much as we did that year! It was an eye-opener, as I think it was the first time that I really understood what it was like for our ancestors living without power. :'(

Last week, believe it or not, we didn't have a bit of snow left on the property but that didn't last :)

Update: 07:00 Sunday morning. The worst of the snow has stopped, but high winds and severe drifting continue, blowing the snow around. Police are still asking people to stay off the roads as the clean-up begins!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 10, 2013, 08:59:32 AM
Though the storm isn't done with us yet, I thought I would post a couple of photos taken about 5 minutes ago. The first, believe it or not, is covering our car. Hope I didn't leave the windows open! At least that is where I left it before the storm  ;D

Not even the car's antenna poking above the snow!

Then a view out the other side of our house! That is level land - what you see in the background is a newly formed snow mountain!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Sargeguy on February 10, 2013, 10:00:18 AM
It always has to drift in the driveway!  Next time I'm parking in my front yard!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 10, 2013, 10:02:17 AM
It always has to drift in the driveway!  Next time I'm parking in my front yard!
Didn't you know cars are snow magnets? :o Going to have to put a smaller flux capacitor in mine! It attracts too much snow!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on February 10, 2013, 01:17:58 PM
I think yours had an appointment at there repair shop Dave. Fortunately it headed there just as the storm got started.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 10, 2013, 01:26:17 PM
Speaking of cars attracting snow...

The drift which has covered the car came in a crescent shape from the road in front of the house. I just happened to look out the front window, and noticed there are two cars stuck in the road just in front of our house! Stuck well, too - the drift is about 3 feet high there but solid for about 30 feet. Another car is stuck in front of this one. We have no idea how long they have been stuck there, but they look as though they haven't been there that long. No plows in the past 24 hours. The snow and blowing seem to be slowing down a little now.

Update: 5 pm. The plow finally came and towed these guys out, then plowed the road. Still snowing, so we will likely tackle our car once the drifting subsides the rest of the way. No rush to go anywhere!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 10, 2013, 01:30:14 PM
I think yours had an appointment at there repair shop Dave. Fortunately it headed there just as the storm got started.

Terry
Hi Terry:

Sadly, I got the repairs done last week, Terry, so it was here. If you look very carefully, you can just see the point of the car antenna sticking out a very little bit! No way we are even going to try to dig it out until the snow and blowing stops!

It is finally beginning to slack off a bit!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on February 10, 2013, 02:56:55 PM
Dave,

     Glad to hear you're safe and sound, and that the storm is beginning to dissipate! (ugh!)

     As far as your car goes, I hope you have remote-start, and left the defroster 'ON'! ;)

     Best regards; stay safe and be careful... don't over-do it shoveling the  snow!

Best regards,

Terrence
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on February 10, 2013, 03:57:06 PM
Can you parcel that up and send it this way? We've not had enough snow here for a couple of years, and I love snow, cos it makes everything look fresh and clean (well, before gritters, ploughs and other vehicles churn it up into black sloppy slush!)... :D

It's trying to snow at the moment, but, it's too warm and is varying between being rain, sleet & snow, all in the same showers, it'll be sloppy out there tomorrow at this rate... :-\
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on February 10, 2013, 07:06:18 PM
A beautiful sunny day here in Greater Vancouver today! (sorry)...

For all of the rest of you guys, for heavens sake take it easy with the shoveling, we are all getting older every day!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 10, 2013, 07:22:27 PM
For all of the rest of you guys, for heavens sake take it easy with the shoveling, we are all getting older every day!

Just sent Linda out to shovel. With my heart, I'm not allowed to do it. Great excuse. She just told me that if she isn't back in in an hour to call in a search party.  The next door neighbours will be here in the morning with their 400 HP 4 wheel drive tractor tomorrow to do the rest! It'll go through it like butter! Linda usually shoves what isn't in the area they clear into the area they do, so they end up doing the heavy lifting and blowing with the machine.

It is an incredible machine - it just idles down the drive even with huge snowfall amounts like this. We usually don't even hear they are here until they are nearly done. Their older machines, and the one I sold this past year used to have to run at full speed!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Babybearjs on February 10, 2013, 11:07:50 PM
NO MORE SNOW!!!! the weather here is finally up. today was the first real nice day... in the high 40's.  thank god I live in Idaho! but, I will admit that this year has been a heavy winter. first time I remember the ice sticking around so long! Its time for spring! We are praying for all of you guys on the east coast. now, it time to dig out and get ready for spring.... good luck with all the recovery....
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on February 11, 2013, 01:19:25 AM
NO MORE SNOW!!!! the weather here is finally up. today was the first real nice day... in the high 40's.  thank god I live in Idaho! but, I will admit that this year has been a heavy winter. first time I remember the ice sticking around so long! Its time for spring! We are praying for all of you guys on the east coast. now, it time to dig out and get ready for spring.... good luck with all the recovery....
Lucky you, John! :)

Actually the storm is finally over here - the winds have dropped to next to nothing - the plow made its first pass this afternoon between 4 and 5, and I was just wakened by the sound of the plow trying to knock back the drifts on the road.. He worked away at it for about 20 minutes, right where the two cars were stuck earlier.

Due to heart problems, I can't shovel, but Linda "found" our car earlier in the evening and shoveled around it, and our neighbour's huge blower should be here in the morning finally releasing us from our wintery bonds!

I am sure there will still be a lot of shoveling to do after, but at least we will be able to go to the store or whatever.

They are calling for a rain storm and plus 6 c. for us on Tuesday, so the more we get cleaned up now, the better.

Update: Mon, Feb 13 - We are finally out! Our next door neighbour just cleared our drive! took them quite a while with their huge 4 wheel drive tractor and blower. Thank goodness! We were going stir crazy!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 06:53:02 AM
Ok, Time for (Hopefully) Winter's Last Kick!

From Environment Canada:

Quote
"Blizzard warning in effect for:
  • Queens County P.E.I.
Heavy snow and widespread blowing snow developing today.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system developing off the U.S. seaboard is forecast to intensify rapidly as it tracks toward the Maritimes today. The storm is expected to track east of Cape Breton Island tonight before moving on to Newfoundland on Thursday.

Snow is forecast to begin late this morning and then taper to flurries overnight tonight. The snow will change to rain over Kings County this evening then change back to snow overnight. Northeast winds will steadily increase during the day and will gust up to 110 km/h by this evening. These very strong winds combined with heavy snow will cause widespread whiteout conditions in blowing snow. In general 30 to 50 centimetres of snow is expected across the island however given the extensive blowing and drifting snow there could be significant variability in snow amounts received within any forecast region.

Additionally higher than normal water levels are expected later tonight mainly on the north shore. This may combine with increasing wave activity to give local flooding along parts of the shore. If forecast conditions worsen a storm surge warning may be required."
I mention this in case no-one hears from me for a while - hopefully someone will send out a search party! Hopefully, we will be shovelled out by July! In the months of December, January, and February, snowfall totals here were just under 10 feet! This ought to bring the winter's snowfall to 20 feet or so  :)

Time to break out the flashlights and run off water!

(By the way, this is a great little device to have  we have had this one for a couple of years now, and it has taken us through a number of power outages. It charges with either the crank, or if left in a window, will solar charge, and the radio will run all day without recharging - It also includes a flashlight, and has a mini-USB port for charging cell phones. I hope I DON"T have to use it again during this storm!)
Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 26, 2014, 07:04:24 AM
And yet it's sunny but slightly chilly here, it was frosty this morning though, but that is set to change as april comes, apparently...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 09:05:19 AM
Came Across this this morning. How appropriate!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WesternElectricBen on March 26, 2014, 10:43:26 AM
hehe..
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Contempra on March 26, 2014, 10:48:11 AM
It is time that this snow disappears more quickly... and the spring was really soon to arrive >:(
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on March 26, 2014, 11:13:46 AM
Good luck Dave! Maybe you need to look for a tunnel boring machine to replace your snow plow?

Don't over do any digging and shovelling.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 26, 2014, 11:52:18 AM
You know, the weather loves proving me wrong, it's just been snowing, albeit pathetically, here, with some light hail thrown in for good measure, so much for improving....  ::)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 01:13:34 PM
Good luck Dave! Maybe you need to look for a tunnel boring machine to replace your snow plow?

Don't over do any digging and shovelling.

Terry
Funny, that topic came up yesterday. Linda joked with Dr. Harrison that I had better rest up before clearing the storm today, and he said, "He had better not try, or he'll wind up back in Halifax if he makes it that far"!

Seriously, that is why we now have the next door neighbour blowing the driveway, but poor Linda then has to finish the job - she isn't in that good shape, either.

So here is a notice for this winter. Enough is enough!

Last year because of the heart condition, we sold the tractor and snowblower & front end loader. Used to love that thing! Hreat to have good neighbours!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 02:07:07 PM
Darn, they got it right. Can't see the neighbours in either direction now. Blizzard warning, bull. An Avalanche is rolling over our heads! The Island is shut down, government offices closed, schools closed, most businesses closed, and police are advising people not to go on the roads for any reason. Power flashing and winds a blowing!

Currently you can see about 30 feet. Enough already, Winter! See you in about a year when we get dug out! :(

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 26, 2014, 02:11:28 PM
You need to get Sir Alan Sugar in (how the owner of Amstrad got knighted I don't know, he should have been locked up in the tower indefinitely for his dodgy brand electronics!!) to tell winter that it's fired...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 03:15:30 PM
Environment Canada Long Range Forecasts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkDvqQKGgDA&list=UUt3Ag7rdgR6mtzOMEhd_v6g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkDvqQKGgDA&list=UUt3Ag7rdgR6mtzOMEhd_v6g)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WesternElectricBen on March 26, 2014, 04:57:30 PM
He he.. Sounds like a southern official, after an inch of snow..

Ben
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 26, 2014, 08:06:59 PM
For the first time in very many years, the Confederation Bridge to PEI is completely closed to ALL traffic.  Of course, being winter, the Northumberland Ferries are also not running, and al flights to and from Charlottetown Airport are all cancelled. Winds currently are from 100-130 km/h. One cannot get on or off the Island.

Additionally, the Hillsboro Bridge across the Hillsboro River in Charlottetown is 100% closed down - one cannot get from Charlottetown to this side of the province. I suppose that doesn't make a lot of difference, as plows are off the roads due to zero visibility

Tomorrow, it looks as though all the Island will  be shut down again. Winds are forecast to keep up at least until noon.

So far the power has stayed on here not thousands of customers have lost power across the Island. I say this a bit hesitantly, as I am afraid I will jinx myself! My, how I love spring!

Photo: RCMP (Mounty) car trying to travel the highway earlier today... Its a lot worse now. Only 4 wheel drive Mounty vehicles and snowmobiles are running now. All other traffic has been told to stay off the roads. Fire and ambulance are being escorted by plows on call.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Phonesrfun on March 27, 2014, 12:41:51 AM
Holy cow.  A month ago we had snow.  Today, mid 60's, I mowed the lawn for the first time Saturday, trees are blossoming, Box Elder bugs have hatched, allergies are starting to kick in, grandson started little league.

I sure hope for the best for everyone up there going through that weather.  It seems like everyone has had their share.  I live in Washington State, and up near Seattle there was a landslide from the ground becoming saturated from rain.  Many people are feared dead.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 27, 2014, 01:46:52 AM
Photo: RCMP (Mounty) car trying to travel the highway earlier today...

No more horses, red jackets and perfectly horizontal hats for the mounties I take it? (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/floorroll.gif)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on March 27, 2014, 02:53:59 AM
Dave can let us know if he sees the RCMP on horseback there before he sees them driving again.

Hang in there Dave!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 04:25:33 AM
Holy cow.  A month ago we had snow.  Today, mid 60's, I mowed the lawn for the first time Saturday, trees are blossoming, Box Elder bugs have hatched, allergies are starting to kick in, grandson started little league.

I sure hope for the best for everyone up there going through that weather.  It seems like everyone has had their share.  I live in Washington State, and up near Seattle there was a landslide from the ground becoming saturated from rain.  Many people are feared dead.
Hi Folks:

I am still here, and we are still fortunate enough to have power here, but major outages have occurred across the Island. From the sounds of the scanner this morning, plows are still mostly, at least, off the roads, and I have heard nothing of the RCMP for the last half hour or so. They may be out feeding the horses  ;) . No, the red uniform and horses are now only for ceremonial use - what you see in the photo is their everyday uniform, and Horsepower has long since replaced horses! Mind you, today may be one day where there would be an advantage to using horses!

Not being light yet, I haven't had the opportunity to check the mess from the storm, but I just checked the web site for the Confederation Bridge, and it is still showing a complete closure. Winds are still extremely high, and are forecast to remain high until noon at least. I don't know if the Hillsboro Bridge from Charlottetown remains closed. We can be sure few businesses will be open today.

It isn't what one would call a disaster - more of a good old fashioned storm, but one like we haven't seen for many years.

It is nothing on the level of the landslide near Seattle ot the missing Malaysian jet, but certainly a curiosity compared to recent years. The last time I remember the Island shut down to such an extent would be White Juan, a storm which occurred the winter following Hurricane Juan. Prior to that, I remember many storms like this, but none so late in the season.

The good news? Long range forecasts show temperatures going above zero for the next two weeks as they should, so the storm's mess should be short lived.

Last year, I should point out, by now we had no snow left, and even the ice from the water was gone. There were a few farmers beginning to plow their land before April 1st.  Not this year! Many won't be able to even FIND their fields!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 07:43:07 AM
Aftermath!
Well, the worst of it is over, though it is still snowing and blowing, but the winds have backed off somewhat. Plows finally went back on the roads at 8:30 a.m. and the clean-up begins. Still, the Island is pretty well shut down, but we now are on the upside. The Confederation Bridge has been partially opened, but taller vehicles are still being restricted. Most businesses and all government offices and schools are still closed for the day.

The building shown in the lower photo (my electronics workshop), has a five foot drift circling it that wasn't there before the storm. A tree has fallen behind and to the left of it.

Could have been worse, but it sure makes Spring appear to be a very long time away!

Update: 9.15 a.m. Confederation Bridge Closure upgraded to a full restriction again on all traffic again due to winds..Reported Wind Gusts from Storm; Sside 113K, Tignish 111K, Souris 107K, Chtown 99K, Malpeque 126K. This storm brought this winter's snowfall up to 389 cm., or 12.75 feet..Plows are not on the side roads yet.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 27, 2014, 08:20:08 AM
Here in Wisconsin, we have some snow coming down, but it just turns to water once it hits the ground. Other that that, the weather has been in the upper thirties and lower forties, with snow left over slowly melting.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 27, 2014, 09:00:30 AM
We've got a bit of thundery weather on the go here at the moment, though I think it formed after the clouds passed here, cos there was a hail shower an hour ago, and then the thunder started (at least the first I heard it, was mower tuning in the shed) about 20 minutes ago, which sent me indoors like the coward I am (I hate thunder & lightning!!)...  :o

Though I think the snow drift at the door somewhat trounces a bit of thunder... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 09:08:45 AM
Though I think the snow drift at the door somewhat trounces a bit of thunder... ;D
As you can imagine since the plows aren't yet on the side roads, we haven't gotten out yet. But here is a photo of the Trans Canada Highway in Mt. Herbert tweeted out by the RCMP yesterday at 3:48 p.m. with the caption it is impassible. No Kidding!

Now, here's a funny one. I just went to the porch to look outside. Linda is trying to shovel a bit of the snow - I can't because of my heart, but she is between the car and the truck shovelling. On the left hand side of the car is a drift even with the top of the car's door panel. Our neighbour's dog was standing on that drift, and looking over the hood and down on Linda as she worked!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 03:31:19 PM
More Aftermath!
As the day goes on, things are improving somewhat, but we still have a large amount of drifting and high winds. Many roads are only one width wide, and plows are trying to widen them all of the way. The Confederation Bridge has been partially opened, but certain classes of vehicles are still restricted; vans, trucks, tractor trailers, etc., because of the 70+ Km/h winds.

Here are a few photos Linda took this afternoon. One shows our driveway after the neighbour's blower made its pass down the main portion. I should point out that before this storm, there was no more than 6 inches maximum left on the ground!

One shot is showing the entrance to the Museum. Guess there will be no visitors today :)

Now, Its Time to Move on Towards
Spring!
Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WesternElectricBen on March 27, 2014, 03:45:54 PM
Dang, that doesn't look good, at all!

Ben
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 27, 2014, 03:59:41 PM
 That sort of snow is why I want to live in canada, cos that is proper snow... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 04:18:12 PM
That sort of snow is why I want to live in canada, cos that is proper snow... ;D
I just saw the CBC news on television - amazing video of roads still only one lane and drifting in as soon as the plows come down, of people who spent the night in their vehicles (including police and first responders), video of a chain reaction accident on the Hillsboro Bridge, and of a house which burned down last night in Cymbria since fire trucks couldn't get near it, etc.

It was a good old fashioned storm. Back in history, farmers used to tie a rope between their house and the barn, so they could hold on to it as they went to do their chores instead of wandering off in a blizzard and losing their lives due to the storms. This was one of those storms. I wouldn't have wanted to have to step even one foot outside last night! Oh, my!

But it is spring, but where is the spring-time weather?

Dave (in the not so far North!)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 27, 2014, 04:31:06 PM
But it is spring, but where is the spring-time weather?

We had it in what was supposed to be our winter, with endless april showers through December and January... (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/floorroll.gif)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Contempra on March 27, 2014, 06:03:16 PM
That sort of snow is why I want to live in canada, cos that is proper snow... ;D
That sort of snow is why I want to live in canada, cos that is proper snow... ;D

 talk for yourself hey !.. lololol... it's depend where you live in Canada, aroud the towns, forget that my friend barkkkk !... :D...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on March 27, 2014, 09:53:39 PM
Dave,

     I hope all is well in your household, and the plows are able to get through soon! Dam* glad you have maintained electrical power, as it looks like might be a while to restore, otherwise.

Best regards!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 10:11:05 PM
Dave,

     I hope all is well in your household, and the plows are able to get through soon! Dam* glad you have maintained electrical power, as it looks like might be a while to restore, otherwise.

Best regards!
The Maritime Electric linesmen were the real heros during this storm. At one point, there were 16,000 subscribers without power. The last I hears, all but 6000 are now back in service. At one point in the night due to the winds and visibility, crews were ordered to return to their base, and all but one crew made it with the help of plows. One crew on the Blueshank Road spent overnight in their truck when two plows failed to be able to get to them.

Maritime says:

Quote
"They had some water. We called in with them every hour to check in. Their spirits were great. They were just ecstatic that they were able to get 16,000 customers back on and feel successful even though they were stuck in the truck."

Though plows were taken off their routes yesterday evening due to bad visibility, they stayed on for emergency calls when needed.

There are many reports of stranded motorists being rescued by local snowmobilers, when plows failed to get through during the storm.

The clean-up goes on, and they say it will take all day tomorrow, and hopefully the temperatures will rise and the winds drop. It really was a good old fashioned storm! I remember lots like this when I was younger.

I have just heard on the scanner several roads in the Summerside area have been re-closed due to high winds and further drifting.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on March 27, 2014, 10:52:20 PM
My, my...

     It certainly sounds like you are in need of a "Latitude Adjustment, Dave! ;D All kidding aside, in the last week, we here at 39° N have had a couple of inches of vestigial snow, and then Severe Thunderstorms, and a Tornado Watch today. Ah, Spring is Ge-Sprunging! ;)

Glad you're all okay, that's the important thing!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 27, 2014, 11:09:40 PM
It certainly sounds like you are in need of a "Latitude Adjustment, Dave! ;D
Actually, we are further south in lattitude than some states. Now, it we could get you guys just to keep your unwanted storms instead of sending them on to us, we'd be in great shape! The last ten years or so have been great - in a normal year, we'd be well into spring. Guess we will just have to blame it on Global Warming!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Mr. Bones on March 27, 2014, 11:17:11 PM
 ;D
It certainly sounds like you are in need of a "Latitude Adjustment, Dave! ;D
Actually, we are further south in lattitude than some states. Now, it we could get you guys just to keep your unwanted storms instead of sending them on to us, we'd be in great shape! The last ten years or so have been great - in a normal year, we'd be well into spring. Guess we will just have to blame it on Global Warming!

Dave
Let's us both send them to twocvbloke; he's been lamenting the lack of a 'proper winter' for some time, there in Ol' Blighty'!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on March 27, 2014, 11:56:04 PM
Glad you survived Dave!

Almost time to get your tools and climbing gear to start walking the "open wire" to attempt repairs to the toll lines!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 28, 2014, 03:49:21 AM
;D
Actually, we are further south in lattitude than some states. Now, it we could get you guys just to keep your unwanted storms instead of sending them on to us, we'd be in great shape! The last ten years or so have been great - in a normal year, we'd be well into spring. Guess we will just have to blame it on Global Warming!

Dave
Let's us both send them to twocvbloke; he's been lamenting the lack of a 'proper winter' for some time, there in Ol' Blighty'!

Best regards!

Yep, send the snow this way, give us brits something proper to complain about cos we're never prepared for winter, especially around winter time, when winter generally happens...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 28, 2014, 05:01:09 AM
Ahhhhhh! It is finally over - Winds have dropped, and today is forecast to be a nice day, finally. The clean-up should get finished today, and temperatures look as though we may get some melting. Today is forecast to go up to 37.4 f., and tonight then up to 41 f.,, and then rain over the weekend.

Go away, winter!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 28, 2014, 09:24:14 PM
How much difference a day or two makes. Tonight it is 5 degrees c., (41 f.) and it is supposed to pour rain. Temperatures may go up to 10 or 15 degrees, they say, inland. That should cut down the snow banks!

However, this may cause flooding in areas, as snow filled ditches block the normal flow of water. Our basement is already showing some signs of infiltrating water...

I am not complaining. At least you don't have to shovel rain!

We were out driving today, and saw the Queen's Road heading to Montague, where plow drivers reportedly couldn't open it more than a cow-path. By the time we went through, it had been opened up to most of its width but very slushy, and snow blowers were busy clearing it, and by the time we came home, the road was by then mostly clear.

Below: a rather startling photo taken after the storm! Remember, before Wednesday, the snow was almost all gone!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 29, 2014, 04:03:31 AM
Now that's an impressive drift... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 29, 2014, 05:16:19 AM
Now that's an impressive drift... ;D
It is, kind of. There were many drifts like this along PEI's roads after the storm. It is easy to understand why the plows were unable to break though these areas during the storm. Glad I don't have to shovel through that to get into the museum. On the west of our property, we have some drifts that are about half that height, all from the one storm. Now, today, we are getting heavy rain which will hopefully cut the drifts considerably.

Our main part of the driveway had a good level 4 feet of snow along its length - thank goodness we had out next door neighbour's huge 4WD tractor and blower to clear that! Even so, he had a struggle.

I do remember some years back (1980'ish) during a major storm when a huge drift formed on the west side of the house we were living in at the time (now, the museum). It went from the ground to halfway up the roof, blocking all wind and ran the length of the house. All of a sudden, the furnace which had been running pretty well constantly practically stopped running. The drift  must have been a good 15 feet tall. The silence was almost spooky. Great insulation from the wind and from the sound of the storm. Over the night, the winds changed direction again, and in the morning, it was completely gone, moved elsewhere,  and the furnace again got a work-out!

I also remember one storm years ago (also post-1980) when a drift formed on the front of the house when we had to climb out the second floor window to shovel out the doors, but that was in the dead of winter, and not in the spring. Linda and I were relatively young then, and we had a ball climbing out the window to slide down the drift to the level! Not so much fun, though, finding the doors and shoveling ourselves back in..

To make this more on-topic in the days of open wire lines, it wasn't uncommon to be able to stand on a drift and to be able to touch the line. Admittedly, the poles weren't as tall as those we use these days.


I remember back in 1980 I wrote my parents during a storm like this, and ended the letter with, "I must cut this letter short. The Samoyeds are baying by the sled outside and I must throw them a piece of fresh-cut blubber to hold them through the night."

I hope to be able to report in a week that it is all gone. I can't remember a time where we got so much snow so late in the winter/spring. :)

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 29, 2014, 05:52:40 AM
The most snow I've seen for a long time was last January, when we had what us brits consider a "large volume" of snow land on us, it was pretty sticky stuff too, so really built up everywhere, but in comparison, what we got was a light dusting compared to what you got the other night... ;D

Just found some photos of it, in the order below they're;

The back street (we used to be on the left side, we're now on the right side)
The main road towards Stanley & Durham by bus
The main road towards Consett & Newcastle by bus
The street at the top of our back street (and yes I was walking in the tyre tracks!!)
The front garden looking west
and again looking east (though that was next door's garden, their bird bath was under a 1ft snow dome!!)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 29, 2014, 05:55:09 AM
I even had to sweep my satellite dish off in order to get my Freesat channels working again... ;D

(though I later found the dish had loosened with the cold weather making the metal shrink, cos that kind of snow shouldn't have been a problem for a 60cm Minidish)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 29, 2014, 09:03:36 AM
(though I later found the dish had loosened with the cold weather making the metal shrink, cos that kind of snow shouldn't have been a problem for a 60cm Minidish)
I think you would find the problem wasn't the amount of snow on it, nor the weight of it, but the fact the snow was affecting the parobolic nature of the dish. Brush it off, and the antenna would work much better.

We have this with our Bell Expressvu dishes here - if they load up with snow of ice, it changes the reflective curvature of the dish and the signal when reflected from the dish will miss the eye or LNB.

We routinely have to brush excessive snow off our dish during a storm when it loses signal. There are actually dish heaters available to help combat this problem in some cold weather areas. I laughed. I saw some Dish Network users suggesting a kids "Super Soaker" water gun full of hot water to swoosh the snow off their dish. :)

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 29, 2014, 10:01:29 AM
I think you would find the problem wasn't the amount of snow on it, nor the weight of it, but the fact the snow was affecting the parobolic nature of the dish. Brush it off, and the antenna would work much better.

Nah, it was definitely that the dish had flopped forwards slightly under the weight of the snow and ice buildup, as the wall clamp had loosened from the contracting metal (I put the dish up in the summer, so metal shrinkage was bound to happen), later on it was blown forwards so it was facing the ground so I had to completely realign it from scratch and tighten everything up properly, but thankfully that's pretty easy to do, as satellite TV was one of my previous hobbies before they shut off all analogue satellite channels... :)

I want to put it up at this house but haven't got a long enough ladder at the moment to reach the existing 43cm minidish (they're great in perfectly clear weather, but any amount of cloud causes them to not work adequately!!), but maybe when the uncle moves in next door and I can get to the ladders out in the shed out the back I'll get my dish up... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on March 29, 2014, 03:53:12 PM
Glad you survived the storm Dave.

I will fill you in on our weather occasionally for the next five weeks though maybe you would prefer I didn't! We will land in Tahiti tomorrow at 5AM local time at which point we will take 34 days to find our way home again to Canada Place cruise ship terminal on May 3. Rumour has it that we will lose our way for 8 days amoungst the Hawaaiin Islands before getting back on track to Vancouver.

I hope your snow has all melted by then. Heck, I hope that EVERYONE's snow has melted by then.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 29, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
Glad you survived the storm Dave.

I will fill you in on our weather occasionally for the next five weeks though maybe you would prefer I didn't! We will land in Tahiti tomorrow at 5AM local time at which point we will take 34 days to find our way home again to Canada Place cruise ship terminal on May 3. Rumour has it that we will lose our way for 8 days amoungst the Hawaaiin Islands before getting back on track to Vancouver.

I hope your snow has all melted by then. Heck, I hope that EVERYONE's snow has melted by then.

Terry
That's it. Turn your tail and run from the lousy weather. If you really cared, you'd take us all with you!  :)

Have a great time, Terry! We will, once spring is well and truly here!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on March 29, 2014, 07:44:17 PM
Should be some empty seats on the plane. Head over right away though. We are at the airport and just one hour until take off!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 30, 2014, 08:15:10 AM
Awww, for Heavens sake!
Enough is enough!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/noreaster-to-bring-heavy-snow-rainfall-and-freezing-rain-to-atlantic-canada/24236/ (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/noreaster-to-bring-heavy-snow-rainfall-and-freezing-rain-to-atlantic-canada/24236/)

Dave

400 cm-13.1234 feet
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on March 30, 2014, 08:35:27 AM
All we have is thick fog, either that or I've developed outdoor-only cataracts... ???
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Dennis Markham on March 30, 2014, 08:49:31 AM
Dave, I feel bad for you guys getting more snow.  Enough IS enough!  We're going to hit close to 60 degrees (f) here tomorrow in the Detroit area.  Opening Day for the baseball season.  Still a lot of snow in piles around the area though.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on March 30, 2014, 09:43:01 AM
 ;) The spring is coming here too. You may still use your Skis if you want, but we took the trip on regular shoes today.
This is about 30 km north of Oslo City at lake Skillingen.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 30, 2014, 03:25:53 PM
Hi All:

So far the weather isn't too bad. A few cm. of snow from today's storm, followed by a few hours of freezing rain, but it is tonight the wind is supposed to come up. The temperature is currently at the freezing mark.

Here is an interesting video which I found showing what roads were like on Friday taken on the western side of the Island...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152717817553747&set=vb.585003746&type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152717817553747&set=vb.585003746&type=2&theater)

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 31, 2014, 07:21:49 AM
And Yet Again!

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:30 a.m. temperature 1 c., 30.2 f. Winter storm warning in effect. Today, rain at times heavy changing to freezing rain early this afternoon. Rainfall amount 10 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to zero c., 32 f., this afternoon. Tonight, freezing rain changing to ice pellets early this evening then to snow at times heavy and blowing snow late this evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low minus 4 c., 24.8 f.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on March 31, 2014, 08:10:30 PM
Global Warming, or Ice Age?

Apr 1st forecast:

Winter storm warning in effect. Tonight..Periods of freezing rain changing to ice pellets early this evening then to snow at times heavy and blowing snow late this evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 cm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 40 gusting to 70 early this evening. Low minus 4. Tuesday..Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 70. High minus 2. Tuesday night..Periods of snow and blowing snow ending near midnight then cloudy. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming northeast 30 near midnight. Low minus 3.

Winter storm warning in effect for: Freezing rain this evening changing to snow and blowing snow overnight.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. A low pressure system slowly approaching from the southwest will drift east of Nova Scotia tonight and Tuesday.

Freezing rain will change to snow tonight and persist on Tuesday. 15 to 30 centimetres of snow is expected over central and western areas. The snow will be accompanied by strong northeast winds giving poor visibility in blowing snow.

This is incredible - we are usually snow free by mid march and here we are still rapidly building on the winter's total, I am looking into Hibernation until summer!.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on April 01, 2014, 05:54:14 AM
Given that it's the 1st of April  are you sure it's not an april fools joke? (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/floorroll.gif)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2014, 06:04:34 AM
Given that it's the 1st of April  are you sure it's not an april fools joke? (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/floorroll.gif)
If it were, it would be a very bad joke!

Haw, Haw, I'm laughing! Its a cold, wintry mess again this morning. And the new forecast is:

Queens County P.E.I. Kings County P.E.I.. Winter storm warning in effect. Today..Periods of snow. Snow or ice pellets early this morning. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Blowing snow this morning. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70. High minus 1. Tonight..Flurries ending overnight then cloudy. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 5. Wednesday..Cloudy. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming east 20 early in the evening. High plus 1.

It was a noisy, blustery night, with the freezing rain and snow on the windows. Power went off momentarily a few times, but once again, we excaped the many outages across the Island. Once again, and for the fifth school day in a row, schools and colleges have been closed across the Island.

Note: Although it was hard to see earlier, our driveway was a solid drift - when our neighbours ran their 4WD tractor/snowblower down it, it turns out there is every bit as much snow in it as after the last storm, cuttings about 4 feet of heavy snow/ice crystals! They only made it halfway down, and hopefully will be down again later. Winds is still blowing snow back in, so we aren't even going to try cleaning it the rest of the way yet. There will be no getting out today.

What a way to encourage tourism! There oughta be a law banning snow like this in April!

Map courtesy Weather Network; Text forecast, Environment Canada.

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on April 01, 2014, 06:43:28 AM
What a way to encourage tourism!

According George Bush Jr., there's a war on tourism, cos all tourists are bad people... (http://www.recycleabicycle.co.uk/pics/smilies/floorroll.gif)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2014, 12:26:43 PM
Here is an idea of what today's storm is like.

A few minutes ago, Linda was sitting in the living room talking on the phone with a friend, and she looked out to see a car spinning sideways on a drift. The car was  heading straight for a power pole, but stopped just short.

Plows are now off all side roads, and some main roads due to drifting, and schools and businesses are closed again across the Island.

Below the photo of his car on the road, is a photo of our car in the driveway! This is April, pholks!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2014, 02:08:10 PM
Dave, I have a sneaking suspicion that we here in Atlantic Canada won't be having spring this year.  Cape Breton and surrounding areas are getting hammered again today.  Here in Halifax we've got rain/freezing rain/snow/ and high winds.  I think so far this year our office has closed four times due to winter storms.  I've worked here five years and this is the first time I can recall ever getting a storm day, let alone four in one year!  Crazy weather!
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2014, 02:14:01 PM
Dave, I have a sneaking suspicion that we here in Atlantic Canada won't be having spring this year.  Cape Breton and surrounding areas are getting hammered again today.  Here in Halifax we've got rain/freezing rain/snow/ and high winds.  I think so far this year our office has closed four times due to winter storms.  I've worked here five years and this is the first time I can recall ever getting a storm day, let alone four in one year!  Crazy weather!
Sure is! I have a Dr's appointment scheduled tomorrow, but I doubt I will get to it if the wind doesn't die down soon. We have neighbours that blow the main part of the driveway, but we have to clear around the cars, and I can't shovel due to my ailing heart.. So we may be staying home tomorrow. Hard to believe it is April!

Dave
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2014, 02:15:10 PM
I remember many years ago we had a snow storm the day before Easter.  Yikes!  :o
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Post by: DavePEI on April 02, 2014, 06:36:13 AM
Finally a day without new snow! The winds finally dropped last night after midnight. Linda is now out clearing the snow around the car. Our neighbours took at least 20 minutes getting their 4WD tractor/snowblower down the main part of the driveway.

Hopefully we will be able to get the car shoveled out enough I can make it to my Dr's appointment later this morning. Even the hood of the car will need to be shoveled off - there is at least 2 feet of snow over the hood end.

Poor Linda is on her own for the shoveling - I can't for medical reasons. Bless her heart! Alas there are no kids in the area of an age who could shovel.

Lets hope this is the last snow we see this year!

Dave

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Post by: DavePEI on April 03, 2014, 06:01:49 AM
And still moving snow!

This will give you an idea of what snow removal crews are still undergoing in some areas of the Island. These plows are trying to break through to downed power lines. We finally got out yesterday. Thanks goodness, as cabin fever was setting in. The snow is done, at least for now, but its going to be around for a long time! Note: these aren't miniature plows! :)

Heard on the scanner minutes ago. A snow plow driver to his dispatcher, "I hate snow! Get that... I HATE SNOW. Copy?"

Dave
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on April 03, 2014, 06:27:46 PM
Wow, that sure took a long time. I'd hate to be cooped in that long!

I believe the driver, after all that work..

Ben
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Post by: DavePEI on April 03, 2014, 07:12:04 PM
Wow, that sure took a long time. I'd hate to be cooped in that long!

I believe the driver, after all that work..

Ben
We sure were glad to get out finally! I remember many times years ago when we would be storm stayed for three or four days, but it hasn't happened for a long time!

There is a rainbow on the horizon - next week's forecast if we can believe it is calling for above zero temps (32 F+) for all of next week, many days in the 5-10 deg. c. range, and several days of heavy rain. Between the temperature and rain, it should cut the snow fast. Glad I have a sump pump in the basement, though!

I really fot a kick out of the driver's comments!

Hurry up spring!

Dave
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Post by: DavePEI on April 15, 2014, 07:39:22 PM
Here it is, April 15th, and lots of snow left. But there is hope yet. The last few days have been nice and warm, temps well in the double digits!

Today was the first day of the trout fishing season here. There is only one problem - for the first time in my memory, most waters are still frozen over, but not for long!

Today was amazing, reaching a peak of 18 deg. c. - very close to 65 deg. f. Between that, and fairly high winds, really lowered the banls that are left. Still, much of the west half acre of our property is snow covered, but the depth of it has dropped by a matter of feet!

Finally, I spent a long time in the museum today - in shirt sleeves!

Tomorrow the warm spell will start out the day, but in the afternoon, it is forecast to drop back to freezing. Still with all the snow we have lost in the past few days, I will accept that as a great birthday present. Couldn't ask for anything more!

Dave


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Post by: WesternElectricBen on April 15, 2014, 07:42:21 PM
Too bad.. At least it's pretty nice out.

Last week weather was beautiful, but now we are back to 19 degs (F) in the morning.

Ben
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Post by: Mr. Bones on April 15, 2014, 07:58:47 PM
Dave,
     Glad it's starting to head toward Spring there, finally. 80F here Fri Sat, 69 Sun am, @ waking up. Post-noon, dropped 30 in around 4 hours, 20-40 mph N/NW winds/rain all day, snow Sun night, Mon am.

     Today 24F last I looked before leaving for work; usually drops more after that. Sunny near 60 today, springtime at 39° north :- ). Certainly a roller coaster, wear long johns under shorts, or take along Carrharts and Coppertone.
Best regards!
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Post by: DavePEI on April 16, 2014, 06:30:31 AM
Just so you can see the improvement in the past three days, I am posting a few photos as it is currently. Three days ago, both sides of the house had pretty solid snow with no drifts less than 4 feet tall. This morning, only remnants remain!

Yesterday really helped with fog, rain, then sun and 18 degrees f. (about 65 f) for the better part of the day. It is supposed to cool down to freezing again later this afternoon, but what an improvement! We might yet see grass this year!

Dave
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 16, 2014, 09:14:16 AM
We have had some nice warm temperatures over the past few days, nothing over 16 degrees Celsius, but comfortable enough to not need extra clothing, though it has been frosty overnight, but I doubt we'll see any snow, of course with saying that there'll probably a sudden april shower of snow that buries us under a few feet... ;D
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Post by: paul-f on April 16, 2014, 09:40:16 AM
It was in the 70s here yesterday and we woke to this...
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Post by: DavePEI on April 16, 2014, 03:38:35 PM
Hi Paul:

I understand how it must feel. However, I am sure it will be gone in no time!

As I mentioned we were in the midst of an amazing melt yesterday. Yesterday, our anchor out front was covered with a snow drift. That is now gone, and the little spring flowers around it are up and blooming. Amazing!

It is a 500 pound anchor off a ship we bought in an auction in the 50s. We have used it to hold down the corner of our property even since then Some years back, Linda planted these little bulbs, and they have always been the first flower to appear each year!

Dave
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Post by: HarrySmith on April 16, 2014, 04:54:14 PM
Wow, pretty cool, snow yesterday and flowers today!
Was the corner of your property floating away?
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Post by: DavePEI on April 16, 2014, 04:56:09 PM
Wow, pretty cool, snow yesterday and flowers today!
Was the corner of your property floating away?
Not that corner, but the other end of it now has a fine lake! Wonder if trout grew in the lake as fast as the flowers grew under the anchor? :) We have this lake most springs, but I have never seen it cover such a large area!

We should move the anchor down to the lake. I am, however, thinking of selling the anchor. Wouldn't want to have to ship it! When we bought it back in the 50s, we were told that it had fallen on one man, killing him, then when two men tried to lift it off him, one of them had a heart attack and passed away. Our killer 500 lb 19th century anchor!

Happily, though today's forecast called for snow or freezing rain as it cooled back down, we got none! 

Dave
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Post by: TelePlay on April 16, 2014, 09:52:22 PM
Northern Wisconsin got a foot of snow last weekend. This is what it has looked like up there all day today. They are expecting another foot of snow when this slow moving storm ends and this map is what it looked like this morning. Hasn't changed in 12 hours time.

They are really thankful for global warming for if that wasn't happening, they'd be getting at least 2 feet of snow today, and once a week through about the end of August, just in time for fall temperatures to set in.  ;)

The bottom snow cover map is from 9 AM today, when the snow started to fall.
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on April 16, 2014, 10:04:19 PM
Rough.. In the Twin Cities, we got not even a 1/2 inch of snow, but we did get some.

Ben
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Post by: TelePlay on April 17, 2014, 03:43:18 AM
In the Twin Cities, we got not even a 1/2 inch of snow, but we did get some.

But I heard yesterday that it was -9° F (-22° C) over there a few days ago, in April. That true?
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on April 17, 2014, 08:32:20 AM
I cannot exactly remember, but I do believe so, John. (-9 F)

Sadily, we got some more snow last night.. Sigh. Although, it is amazing they already cleared this road.

Ben
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Post by: TelePlay on April 17, 2014, 08:44:51 AM
I cannot exactly remember, but I do believe so, John. (-9 F)

Sadily, we got some more snow last night.. Sigh. Although, it is amazing they already cleared this road.

My wife works for a company that has its corporate office in Roseville and she is the one who told me it hit 9 below a few days ago.

As for northern Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan, it's still snowing. 24 hours of steady snow. Here is this morning's radar weather map showing the size of that storm. Marquette, Michigan, should just about be buried right now.
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Post by: DavePEI on April 17, 2014, 09:55:07 AM
(http://www.islandregister.com/update.gif)Spring Forecasts!!(http://www.islandregister.com/update.gif)
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Post by: TelePlay on April 17, 2014, 05:17:49 PM
The snow has dissipated and moved north but what it left was a much deeper snow cover. Two feet of snow on the ground in the middle of April. The snow cover photo above is the before, this is the after, unless it's updated overnight.
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Post by: dsk on April 21, 2014, 01:46:35 PM
The spring is coming now, slowly but it feels good  :)

Picture no1 and 3 are from Hakadal (home) The one in the middle are from our cabin in Risør.

dsk
 
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on April 21, 2014, 11:15:44 PM
Here in Southeastern Wisconsin, we have had 65 degree weather for the past week, and everywhere I go it just looks and feels like summer! Everywhere except for my front porch, which had two inches of ice on it until this morning!
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Post by: TelePlay on May 05, 2014, 07:51:40 AM
It's the morning of May 5th, 2014, and it's still snowing in the northern parts of the US. High today is the Milwaukee area today is the low 40s F. It's been a long, cold seemingly never ending winter for sure.
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on May 05, 2014, 10:42:21 PM
Oh you cheese-heads, we loved our 63 degree day, today. A beautiful day for our doubleheader baseball game.

Ben
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Post by: TelePlay on September 10, 2014, 08:54:47 AM
Well, it's 9-10-14 and look what has appeared on the continental weather radar map.

Yep, that blue stuff in southern Aberta and northern Montana is SNOW ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Post by: AE_Collector on September 10, 2014, 09:32:43 PM
We in south western BC (Vancouver) like to laugh at Alberta whenever we get the chance and I would have been laughing if I didn't spend the entire day on a ladder painting and getting sunburnt!

Terry
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Post by: TelePlay on September 10, 2014, 10:40:24 PM
We in south western BC (Vancouver) like to laugh at Alberta whenever we get the chance . . .

This help any, Terry?  ;D

Looks like they got over a foot of snow on the ground in the high country of Banff and Canmore. Early skiing? Or just sitting in the Tea House at the far end of Lake Louise with your favorite beverage to enjoy a sun rise ?  . . .  8)
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Post by: twocvbloke on September 10, 2014, 10:44:32 PM
Looks chilly there, we're still hitting 20 degrees in places here in the UK... :P
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on September 10, 2014, 11:00:57 PM
This topic is just too darn'd early to revive. :)

Ben
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on November 15, 2014, 05:20:18 PM
It's back... Well, it has been for the last week or so in Minnesota.

Ben
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 15, 2014, 08:16:51 PM
It looks like we're in the middle of our first snowfall here in Waukesha. It's pretty slick on the roads, and it seems like everyone forgets how to drive in snow now... ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on November 15, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
. . . and it seems like everyone forgets how to drive in snow now... ;D

And they forget they forgot to put tires on their cars that have sufficient tread to gain traction on the road until that first hill or stop sign puts them into the curb, or worse.
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Post by: Mr. Bones on November 15, 2014, 11:08:58 PM
. . . and it seems like everyone forgets how to drive in snow now... ;D

And they forget they forgot to put tires on their cars that have sufficient tread to gain traction on the road until that first hill or stop sign puts them into the curb, or worse.

BFG A/T's

     Back tires of my 84 'Burb, all tires on my '86 CUCV M-1009:> Don't leave home without them! More than 20 yrs / mult. vehs running this tire. Always pulling other people out, 2WD, and 4WD. ;) Never begged an assist, so far....<knock wood> ;D

     Just now having to replace (some) on 86 CUCV due to aging / weathering, with 75,000+ miles on them, still over 3/4" tread. Money well spent...

     Best regards!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 15, 2014, 11:42:07 PM
. . . and it seems like everyone forgets how to drive in snow now... ;D

And they forget they forgot to put tires on their cars that have sufficient tread to gain traction on the road until that first hill or stop sign puts them into the curb, or worse.
On the ride home from dinner, I counted five accidents from people smashing into each other because of the snow and ice. It's like they've been driving in California their whole life (no offense to our Californian members)! Most of the accidents involved people who had really tiny rear-wheel-drive hatchbacks with skinny, practically treadless tires. Anyone with a 4x4 was doing just fine!
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Post by: TelePlay on January 31, 2015, 11:40:00 PM
Well, think I'll get a chance to use the snow blower tomorrow. That blob of blue just getting to the Chicago area is moving very slowly to the east-northeast. Three states of snow coming our way and all that green moisture below the snow line will be adding inches of that wet, heavy pan-handle hooker snow to my driveway, sidewalk and steps.  :-[

Watch it for yourself, live, at this link:

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?animate=true

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Post by: WesternElectricBen on January 31, 2015, 11:43:04 PM
Uh oh, I hope we don't get much in the Twin Cities. I haven't started the snow blower yet and the gas in it is many months old.

Ben
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 01, 2015, 07:43:36 AM
We just got 33 inches in the Blizzard on Tuesday and now we are expecting another 12+ inches tonight into tomorrow. Nowhere to put it....Doug
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Post by: dsk on February 01, 2015, 08:02:44 AM
We have had some strange weather here to, but today. Great. -3 deg C

dsk
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Post by: TelePlay on February 01, 2015, 09:45:04 AM
UPDATE:  9 hours later and it's about half way done. Wind is up and had to blow some snow drifts about 2' deep to get to the car. Just another winter day in the upper mid-west. It's a nice snow fall and I've seen a lot more snow many times before in the past 60 years. Looks like Detroit is just starting to get what we got 9 hours ago.
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Post by: Fabius on February 01, 2015, 11:27:39 AM
10:20 CST La Porte, Indiana. Home of the first automatic telephone exchange. And it's still coming down.
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Post by: Dennis Markham on February 01, 2015, 12:45:30 PM
We are in the early stages of this "snow event".  So far only a few inches have fallen but parts of the Detroit area will get just over a foot of snow before it's finished.  I'm a little to the north which will get less...only 7-10 inches.  My snow blower is ready to go.

Doug, I think you guys get the award again this year for the most snow.  Unbelievable amount of snow.  Those of us that live in these cold areas know  how to deal with it for the most part.

I saw last night on the news that we've only had 18+ inches to date this winter.  This time last year we had 55+ inches, so we cannot complain. 

Enjoy your time indoors all you snow birds!

~Dennis
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 01, 2015, 01:04:56 PM
Dennis...there are times we are looking for the prize, like tonight for example.   ::)  The snow award is one that we could do without, but it could be much worse. There has been no devastation as I see with other storms across the country and we were fortunate enough to keep our power. Everyone be safe.....Doug
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Post by: Dennis Markham on February 01, 2015, 01:08:16 PM
Good points, Doug.  It can always be worse.  Good luck with the big prize tonight.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on February 01, 2015, 01:09:48 PM
It looks like John and I are in Southeastern Wisconsin's first panic-worthy snowstorm (*ahem* Fox6 and TMJ4 :-\)! It looks like I will have to make several passes up and down the driveway with the snowblower!

In reality, it isn't that bad. Here's what it looks like from my bedroom window:
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Post by: TelePlay on February 01, 2015, 10:50:28 PM
Snow ended here about the time the fourth quarter started (8 pm), so missed the end playing with my snow blower for the fourth time today. Not much snow, maybe a foot and a half, but the north wind kept drifting the east west sidewalks closed. Always nice to have a wintry day.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 01, 2015, 10:56:30 PM
I think in total we've had about 5 inches of snow, not all in one lump, just spread out over the past month, it just falls, melts, falls, melts, falls, melts, never stays put... :(
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Post by: Phonesrfun on February 01, 2015, 10:58:59 PM
No snow here since sometime in November when we had less than an inch.  Pretty unusual for us to not get any here in SE Washington State.  In fact, I took the studded tires off yesterday.  We also have not had many really cold days or nights.  My gas bill has been a lot less than usual.

Weird.
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Post by: Dennis Markham on February 01, 2015, 11:06:49 PM
It's still snowing here at 11:05PM on Sunday night.  It's supposed to end sometime overnight.  The school are closed for Monday.  We have about a foot, give or take a few inches.  The wind is howling though so it's drifting now.  Spring is right around the corner...right?
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 01, 2015, 11:09:31 PM
Heading towards Boston...here we go again...12++...Doug
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 05, 2015, 09:52:45 AM
Beautiful picture of Norway Dag! Let me run outside and check for snow here in Barbodos today.......

Nope, nothing. Good thing too as snow might have thrown a wrench into going to rum tasting at Mount Gay Distillery next. Life is tough!

Terry
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Post by: stub on February 05, 2015, 10:04:15 AM
Terry,
          Yeah, life is tough!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great time..... stub
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 08, 2015, 09:27:50 AM
Boston is ready for another winter Blast....2Feet  >:( ....Doug
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 08, 2015, 09:34:25 AM
It's about 10 degrees Celsius here at the moment, no chance of snow any time soon now as the temperatures aren't set to go below freezing over the next week or two...
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Post by: Contempra on February 10, 2015, 08:10:05 AM
Minimal snow but cold...-30 here where I live ( Québec )
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 10, 2015, 08:21:24 AM
Blazing sunshine and 8.7 degrees Celsius here today, was a frosty start though, but, it's warmed up a bit... :)

I still want snow though... :(
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Post by: DavePEI on February 15, 2015, 08:29:57 AM
I still want snow though... :(
You can have ours, then! :)

Quote
Blizzard warning in effect.
Storm surge warning in effect.

Today..Cloudy. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow beginning early this
morning.
 Amount 30 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40
 gusting to 70 this morning then to 70 gusting to 120 near noon. High
minus 6. Tonight..Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 10 to
20 cm. Wind north 70 km/h gusting to 120 becoming northwest 70 gusting
to 120 near midnight. Low minus 14. Cold wind chill minus 29.
Monday..Periods of snow ending in the afternoon then mainly cloudy.
Amount 5 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 60 km/h gusting to 100
becoming west 50 gusting to 70 near noon. High minus 11. Cold wind
chill minus 28.


Dave
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 15, 2015, 08:32:03 AM
Did you ever seen Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? Boston is paying the Price, yet again for winning the Super Bowl. I can barley see the tip of Kareem Abdul Jabber's head. Did you know Alaska had to cancel the Iditarod as Boston has all the snow. Can someone come and shovel me out, I have a cold.....Doug

 
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Post by: TelePlay on February 15, 2015, 09:03:01 AM
Did you ever seen Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? Boston is paying the Price, yet again for winning the Super Bowl. I can barley see the tip of Kareem Abdul Jabber's head.

You have my sympathy, Doug. Seems the Buffalo snow belt has moved a bit to the east south east. You are certainly in the dumper path this year.

That Lew Alcindor comment made me laugh, and think. It was back in the mid 80s when visiting a friend in Calgary, that we decided to brave the -40C temps and go cross country skiing on some golf course up near Banff. Somewhere on the back 9 I made the comment of "hey, look at all those little (foot high) pine trees in the snow" to which my friend say, "No, those are the tops of 30 ft high trees not quite fully covered by the annual snow fall up here." It's all relative, I guess.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 15, 2015, 09:45:54 AM
You can have ours, then! :)

Send it this way then, should make this country a bit more entertaining for a short while...  ;D
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 15, 2015, 10:13:41 AM
thanks John.....Skiing in Banff reminds me of the Old F Troop....Ze Burglar of BanFF (Paul Lynde) and they pronounced both Fs.

Lou Alcindor....not many remember....like Cassius Clay!.....We will survive....Doug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qUagJGeZhc
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Post by: Bill on February 15, 2015, 01:39:06 PM
It was back in the mid 80s when visiting a friend in Calgary, that we decided to brave the -40C temps and go cross country skiing on some golf course up near Banff. Somewhere on the back 9 I made the comment of "hey, look at all those little (foot high) pine trees in the snow" to which my friend say, "No, those are the tops of 30 ft high trees not quite fully covered by the annual snow fall up here." It's all relative, I guess.
I have a hunch your buddy was funnin' you. Or at least kept you far from those "little pines". In the east, we call those things "spruce traps", and people die in them every year. A truly nasty way to go.

Bill
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 15, 2015, 01:39:42 PM
Take off....from the Great White North.....EAST...... ....Doug
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Post by: paul-f on February 15, 2015, 02:13:20 PM
I'm a bit north of Doug.
 
Here's the current view out the back.  The floor of the deck is over a foot above grade.  The piles from cleaning up after previous storms were neatly covered by the foot of additional snow we got early this morning.
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Post by: DavePEI on February 15, 2015, 02:17:54 PM
Snow, No, not today, but literally a blast from the past, taken in 1982 two years after Linda and I married. Nice looking over old photos. I will get some photos of this storm when we are able to get out of the house!
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Post by: paul-f on February 15, 2015, 02:52:10 PM
Confession...
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 15, 2015, 03:43:46 PM
My back yard isn't any better, I had to dig out the bird feeder as I could only see the Top. Lunch is served...another satisfied customer  ::)   ....Doug
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on February 15, 2015, 07:54:14 PM
We only got a light dusting... :P

Wish I had a picture to post, but it's dark out and I'm not outside! ;D
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Post by: Dennis Markham on February 15, 2015, 09:43:59 PM
Doug & Paul, I do not envy you with all of that snow.  But it is scenic.  It's going to be July before it all melts!
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Post by: paul-f on February 15, 2015, 10:41:23 PM
Doug & Paul, I do not envy you with all of that snow.  But it is scenic.  It's going to be July before it all melts!

It is gorgeous.  Especially when viewed from the roof while shoveling the snow off it.
 
The cross country skiing is great, too.
 
I hope it takes a loooong time to melt!  Otherwise, some of it may be headed to my basement.
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Post by: DavePEI on February 16, 2015, 07:36:08 AM
Views From the Window!

Feb 18, 2015 8:30 AM AST - PEI is closed for business. Plows still off the road, Confederation Bridge closed - our road hasn't seen a plow since early yesterday, and snow, drifting, and  wind Northwest 70 km/h gusting to 110 forecast until evening!

Second shot: Road is level with the bottom of this tree (normally)

Dave
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 16, 2015, 05:18:13 PM
Just as I sat down to dinner I saw color in my black and white world   8)  ...Doug
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Post by: dsk on February 16, 2015, 05:26:13 PM
 ;) Terry I went south (280 km)
And this is what I got: +2 deg C but snow in the air.

 ;D dsk
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 16, 2015, 05:28:54 PM
The first Red Cardinal. A sure sign Spring is not far away.
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Post by: DavePEI on February 17, 2015, 07:03:19 AM
Maybe Today We Will Get Out?

Cabin Fever has set in, but we may get a reprieve later today. At 3 am, the plow finally went by running a first path through the drifts. It left 8 foot banks along the road in front. Somewhere buried under that bank is our mailbox - Linda is about to go prospecting to find it!

Roads are only open one path, but it is a huge improvement. Still most of the Island is shut down as the plows do their work. CBC says today that a record 86.8 centimeters of snow in the past 34 hours of storm.

At 7:40 am, the Visser's giant 4WD tractor and snow-blower blew a path down our driveway! Thank God, for great neighbours and plow drivers! We still have tons of shoveling to do around the cars, but at least we have a path out to the road!

Last photo is looking up the road, cleared out to a single lane - more like a cow-path but a lot better than is had been for the past 48 hours! :)

One thing for certain, today is a lovely day compared to the last two!
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Post by: compubit on February 17, 2015, 12:37:27 PM
Greetings from the National Capitol Region!

"Only" about 4" here, but enough to shut Uncle Sam down for the day.

Jim
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 17, 2015, 06:02:50 PM
Today it is 82 degrees here in South Florida. Thursday it is supposed to be down to 32 degrees! It is supposed to stay around 40 for a week. I guess winter is here!
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Post by: DavePEI on February 18, 2015, 08:32:28 AM
Reading the PEI Guardian Newspaper this morning, we discovered that the paper has nicknamed it. We had Hurricane Juan in Sept 2003, followed by White Juan in Feb 3004, so following the trend, and since it struck us on Valentine's Day this year, whey have nicknamed it.... Wait for this....
Don Juan!
Also, Watch CBC Video of a Summerside Man who tunneled 25 feet under snow to reach his car!:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/summerside-man-digs-snow-tunnel-to-car-1.2961293?fb_ref=Default (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/summerside-man-digs-snow-tunnel-to-car-1.2961293?fb_ref=Default)
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Post by: DavePEI on February 19, 2015, 06:58:36 PM
Still speaking of ladt weekend's snow storm, Charlottetown CBC News Weather Man- Boomer announced that the winds over the Confederation Bridge (the 12.9 kilometre 60 metre peak, 8 mile Bridge that connects PEI to New Brunswick) on Sunday/Monday were up to 187 kms and that over six 6 light poles went off the bridge into ocean! Schools are still to be closed tomorrow while the clean-up continues.

Dave
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 19, 2015, 07:52:32 PM
and that over six 6 light poles went off the bridge into ocean!

That's some serious wind, time to fit some carbon-fibre poles for them streetlights...  ;D
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Post by: Fabius on February 20, 2015, 12:49:00 PM
Ha!
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Post by: Fabius on February 20, 2015, 01:05:43 PM
Maybe Today We Will Get Out?

Still most of the Island is shut down as the plows do their work. CBC says today that a record 86.8 centimeters of snow in the past 34 hours of storm.


Sounds like you need to consider opening up a winter branch of the museum in Florida.

By the way, what's a centimeter? Is that one of those bugs with a hundred legs?
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Post by: Dennis Markham on February 20, 2015, 03:44:52 PM
By the way, what's a centimeter? Is that one of those bugs with a hundred legs?

Ha ha...got a laugh out of this. :)
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 20, 2015, 05:37:26 PM
Hell yeah! We need a phone museum down here!
Especially now that Roger is gone.
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Post by: DavePEI on February 20, 2015, 08:15:09 PM
Montague RCMP Issued the Following Bulletin today on their Facebook Page:

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From Facebook: Wanted:

February 19, 2015, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island...The Nova Scotia RCMP (on their Facebook page) yesterday asked for the public's assistance in apprehending Old Man Winter.

As an update, today a known associate of Old Man Winter’s, Frosty the Snowman, was seen in Montague with a broom stick in his hand. He was running here and there, all around the square, sayin, “catch me if you can”. As you know the Mounties always get their man. So when Frosty ran down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop, he only paused a moment, when he heard Cst. Baker holler, “stop!” Cst. Baker was able to apprehend Frosty, disarm him of his broomstick and detain him. Frosty was taken to the Montague office where he was quickly interrogated.

Currently the interview is ongoing, it appears that Frosty is sweating under the pressure.

The P.E.I. RCMP strongly suspect that on Sunday past Old Man Winter snuck across the bridge when it was closed and reeked havoc on our Island. Please be on the lookout for him and if you see him stay inside as he may be armed with ice pellets.

We are working on this matter and the Investigation is continuing….
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Post by: Fabius on February 22, 2015, 12:20:41 PM
We got 2 feet of snow!
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 22, 2015, 04:05:38 PM
Whoever them feet belong to, they need some socks, they're looking cold... ;D
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Post by: Fabius on February 25, 2015, 05:03:20 PM
Ha
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Post by: TelePlay on March 01, 2015, 09:41:47 AM
Doug, it's always nice to get a nice, new white coat this time of the year, to cover up all that ugly looking dirty stuff, right?

All that "blue" stuff is heading due east. Ours is coming on Tuesday but it looks like you are in for another multiple day event. Sorry!
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 01, 2015, 09:57:11 AM
Thanks for cheering me up John  :'(  We had guests over last night and my friend stated that my entrance path to the house looked like a luge track. High 5ft walls and a layer of ice on the walk. BUT.....we are fortunate....no leaks. The Ice dams look like Ice bergs, they are huge. The icicles scare the birds off the feeder when they come crashing down. I haven't seen the neighbors cat lately that cruises the bird feeder like a snack bar. Hope he didn't get to close. Cat kabob.

Just a winter wonder land. Spring is coming!....Doug
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Post by: DavePEI on March 06, 2015, 09:11:14 PM
Time may be changing this weekend, but not the weather!
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 06, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
Yeah, I heard Spring is a week away! I wouldn't know about that. Today was 88 degrees and sunny. Rain now & tomorrow too.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 06, 2015, 09:21:35 PM
Yeah, I heard Spring is a week away! I wouldn't know about that. Today was 88 degrees and sunny. Rain now & tomorrow too.
I can help you keep cool. How many truckloads of snow do you want?  :)
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 07, 2015, 04:22:17 AM
It's just grotty here today, cold, windy, dull, raining, nto exactly encouraging me to clear the back end of the garden to make way for a veg patch... :o
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 07, 2015, 03:59:34 PM
Today is sunny and above freezing, which is actually pretty warm compared to what I've felt these past few months! All I can hear outside is birds chirping ad the steady 'drip, drip, drip' of snow melting. My room is located just under the roof, and I can occasionally hear a quiet rumble, and then a thud on the ground a few seconds later. It's melting snow rolling off the roof!
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on March 07, 2015, 04:09:22 PM
42° Fahrenheit here in the Twin Cities. I went for a little walk today and it felt very warm; I am definitely happy to see winter is going away.

Ben
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Post by: DavePEI on March 16, 2015, 06:10:04 AM
48 cm of snow so far in this weekend's blizzard on PEI. Roads, most businesses, and the Confederation Bridge are completely closed, and the storm continues on with very high winds, snow and blowing snow, and plows are off the roads due to lack of visibility. Once again, our car is gone, and our truck barely visible. Arggh! I love winter!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 16, 2015, 08:29:10 AM
I haven't worn a coat all weekend! It was (and still is) so warm!!!! :o
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Post by: TelePlay on March 16, 2015, 08:49:53 AM
Doug,

The local news in Wisconsin this morning said the Boston area has received more snow this year than any other year since dirt was created. And, they added, you may still get more.

What's up with that?
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Post by: paul-f on March 16, 2015, 11:25:52 AM
Global warming is apparently stuck on the west coast for now.
 
Fortunately, the snow pack seems to be melting slowly in our area, so we don't have local flooding issues.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 16, 2015, 12:38:52 PM
Still snowing, blowing, and no sign of a plow. The Confederation Bridge is still shut down. We are in it for the long haul, I guess. The PEI Golf industry is hoping they will see grass by August! Island Health Services are restricted to Emergency use only, and people still are being told to stay off the roads. Oh, what a fun day!

Latest update (15 mins ago) from Stormwatch:

"Snow plows attempted to go out at noon in Prince and Queens but due to poor visibility, they were pulled from the roads again. Confederation Bridge is still closed to all traffic"

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Post by: dsk on March 16, 2015, 02:17:16 PM
A little better here during the weekend.
15 deg C in the sun, so I had to make the dinner at the veranda:
dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 16, 2015, 02:25:39 PM
It's just dank and dreary here at the moment, last week was just as dank and dreary, but I had fire to play with at least:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDuFvHZ3Pc

 ;D
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Post by: NorthernElectric on March 16, 2015, 06:56:45 PM
48 cm of snow so far in this weekend's blizzard on PEI. Roads, most businesses, and the Confederation Bridge are completely closed, and the storm continues on with very high winds, snow and blowing snow, and plows are off the roads due to lack of visibility. Once again, our car is gone, and our truck barely visible. Arggh! I love winter!

Hang in there Dave; how much longer can it last?  Certainly no more than another month or so.   ;)

I've had lots of snow and lots of cold where I am this year.  A lot of the snow in my area is lake effect, so thanks to all the cold the snowfall has slowed lately due to the higher than average freeze-up on the great lakes.  And it's been above freezing during the day every day for the last week I think, so the snow has begun to recede.  My porcelain partridge, who lives on a rock at the side of my driveway and hasn't been seen in months, has just today poked his head out of the snowbank.

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Post by: NorthernElectric on March 16, 2015, 07:07:50 PM
A little better here during the weekend.
15 deg C in the sun, so I had to make the dinner at the veranda:
dsk

Barbeque season is year round for me.  I have been out cooking my meat on the deck  this winter (well, every winter) in temperatures below -20C.  Gotta have scorched meat!   :D
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Post by: DavePEI on March 16, 2015, 09:00:23 PM
That's enough! I am divorcing myself from Winter! Sunday's storm brought PEI's snow totals to well over 400 cm since winter began in ernest in mid January. This past Sunday/Monday storm dropped an estimated 58 cm, with the forecast of another storm on Wednesday. Plows are still off some roads Noday evening, but are starting to make their way now. Monday evening, the Confederation Bridge finally re-opened following a two day complete closure. We haven't seen a plow down our road all weekend and we couldn't even think of being able to get out. Plows in King's Co. are reported to be finding ten foot drifts. Enough, Winter. Go Away!
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Post by: Dennis Markham on March 16, 2015, 09:18:37 PM
Dave, I feel for you.  That's terrible that you're still enduring old-man winter.  You must have stocked your pantry well.  We had just over 60 degrees here in Michigan today.  They had forecast 71 but that never happened.  Back to reality later this week as temps drop back to the 30's for overnight lows.  But 99% of our snow is gone.  Spring is just around the corner.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 16, 2015, 09:46:40 PM
Yes, I am fortunate. Linda hoards food. A lesson learned during her childhood with PEI winters!

I thought people would get a kick out of this photo. No, I didn't take it. I couldn't even dream of being able to get there because of the snow. I just saw an RCMP posting that said the plowed roads still have drifts higher than their cars, advising people even to stay off roads which have already been plowed. They are filling in as fast as the plows can clear them. The following photo is of St. Dunstan's in Charlottetown.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2015, 05:14:43 AM
Weather Network is reporting 48 centimetres of snow Sunday, pushing total snowfall on the season to 463 centimetres, topping the previous all time  record of 451.3 cm set just last winter. According to Environment Canada, the average winter brings 290.4 cm. How I wish it had been an average winter. :) It is entirely possible that we could surpass 500 cm. after Wednesday's storm.

This has all accumulated since winter's late start here in mid January!

Sadly, another storm, they say is poised to hit us on Wednesday! I hope we are able to get out by then, but the road is still not plowed, and we have an 8 foot drift along the top of our driveway!

Alas, because of my heart, etc., I can't shovel, so Linda, get ready to tunnel! She did get the very front of the car exposed last night! Fortunately, we do have neighbours who will blow out the top of the driveway after the plow gets through! The biggest problem is there is simply no place left to put it!

I will be glad when the snow melts and I can come out of hibernation, hopefully by July!

Update: 9:30 a.m. The plow finally got down the road cutting one path. He had to make many passes to get past our house to the wharf. He (10 a.m. is struggling his wat back up the road trying to widen it out.. Photos below. 3rd photo: Linda looking for the car  :)
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2015, 10:36:29 AM
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“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”  MLK

 Visser's blow out the main portion of driveway a few minutes ago!

Update: I have added a photo of the cow path that is our road right now. After we finally got out, we drove to Belfast got get some groceries before the next big one comes tomorrow. Most of the road is a single path - when you met someone, you had to back up until it widens out so they can get by! Fun! :)
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 17, 2015, 04:12:17 PM
And yet, over here in blighty, when a few millimetres of snow lands, all hell breaks loose and people abandon cars left right and centre...  :o
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2015, 04:28:26 PM
And yet, over here in blighty, when a few millimetres of snow lands, all hell breaks loose and people abandon cars left right and centre...  :o
And that's not the end of it... Tonight and tomorrow the Environment Canada Forecast is:
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Winter storm warning in effect. Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries late this evening and overnight. Snow beginning before morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h near midnight. Low minus 7. Wednesday..Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 near noon. High minus 1. Wednesday night..Snow at times heavy changing to flurries near midnight. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Low minus 8.

Then Saturday more snow! Arggh!
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Post by: NorthernElectric on March 17, 2015, 04:35:49 PM
Visser's blow out the main portion of driveway a few minutes ago!

I hope for Visser's sake that he contracts by the job and not by the season.   :D
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2015, 04:37:48 PM
Visser's blow out the main portion of driveway a few minutes ago!

I hope for Visser's sake that he contracts by the job and not by the season.   :D

They do it for nothing. Such is the kindness of PEI people! PEI people known for their willingness to help others! They blow many of the driveways along the road.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 18, 2015, 06:06:55 AM
You guys are going to get a kick out of this. This photo was taken by a neighbour who lives up the road a bit from us as the plow past their place, and as a plow driver took a break from the cycle of ramming and backing up to get through. It is a great shot! It will show you why many of the roads are only opened one lane so far. The plows had a heck of a time getting through. One person said it reminded them of the old ice breaking ferries crossing the Northumberland Strait as they repeatedly rammed the ice to break through.

Today more snow forecast (15 to 20 cm). Not so much, but a disaster on top of what we have now. Of course, spots like this will simply fill back in! And some of you you live in some US cities which shut down after 2 cm.  :)

The plow drivers certainly earn their pay. We love listening to them on the scanner during and after a storm as we await their arrival here!

As the Tempo's 1959 song said, "See you In September"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRGLjzFHa40 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRGLjzFHa40)
 
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Post by: Russ Kirk on March 18, 2015, 11:46:29 AM
That is amazing!  Living in Southern California I have to travel to see snow up close.  I'm used to seeing snow 1-2" (2.5 to 5 cm) so when I see photos like the ones you share I am totally amazed.  I just wish we had some of that water here; 4 years of low rainfall and they are starting rationing in some areas.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 18, 2015, 01:26:05 PM
That is amazing!  Living in Southern California I have to travel to see snow up close.  I'm used to seeing snow 1-2" (2.5 to 5 cm) so when I see photos like the ones you share I am totally amazed.  I just wish we had some of that water here; 4 years of low rainfall and they are starting rationing in some areas.
That's ok, I will have them pack it all on trucks and send it all to California! I was going to send it to Florida, but if you guys need it more... Just saying... Islanders are generous people. We believe in sharing  :)
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 18, 2015, 05:59:13 PM
Thanks anyway Dave. You can keep it!
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Post by: NorthernElectric on March 18, 2015, 06:53:24 PM
Hopefully Dave, it won't come to this...
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 18, 2015, 07:10:03 PM
Darn, I knew there was something I meant to get from tesco, Beer... ::)
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Post by: DavePEI on March 18, 2015, 09:25:20 PM
Well, as long as we can still swim, we are happy. This taken today from a CBC video. A birthday pool party in town....

By the way, the plows have been taken off the roads again in the midst of this latest storm. No visibility, and they are getting stuck left, right and center! Confederation Bridge is again on a complete closure, and once again, PEI is shut down! Isn't it supposed to be spring Friday? Send beer, batteries, and blankets! :)
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Post by: DavePEI on March 19, 2015, 12:15:01 PM
I hope these will be the last snow photos I will post this year...

1 p.m. Mar 18, 2015 - More snow! Road partially open thanks to the Vissers, who used their snow-blower to open a path to the highway to allow emergency entrance. The plow has not come yet, but their work should make it a bit easier for the plow when it does come! It will likely look worse when the plow actually comes, as the banks will become steeper!
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Post by: DavePEI on March 19, 2015, 06:34:34 PM
Sadly, it may not be.. Saturday, another major storm is poised to hit. If itr comes on the warm side, it may come as rain, but if not, as more snow. Either way, it won't be good, as if it comes as rain, it is guaranteed to  flood.

Yet, there is some good news, the PEI Government had bought another new highway snow blower to add to its fleet, and the New Brunswick Government is sending 4 blowers over to help widen the roads in the emergency... It is hoped most roads will be widened out by Monday.
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Post by: AE_Collector on March 20, 2015, 11:27:57 AM
That's ok, I will have them pack it all on trucks and send it all to California! I was going to send it to Florida, but if you guys need it more... Just saying... Islanders are generous people. We believe in sharing  :)

Remember to ship by Post Office rather than UPS Dave. Dont want them to have to pay the crazy brokerage fees on the other end.

Still no snow here off the west coast of Mexico now heading for LA tomorrow and then home.

Terry
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Post by: DavePEI on March 20, 2015, 12:23:58 PM
Here are two photos we took this morning as we went shopping. The first is as the road at the hill was when we left, and the lower photo when we returned. Thankfully, another plow had come through in the meantime. When we pack up this snow and send it USPS, should I put a tracking number on it, Terry? :) The first photo is obviously taken from the bottom of the hill, and the other from the top about two hours later...

It was fun driving up or down this - in the 30 plus years living here, I have never seen it like this. If you stray even a bit to the left or right, you are in a bank! The Island is covered with roads that look like this this week! And another storm on the way!
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Post by: Bill on March 20, 2015, 03:09:24 PM
Dave –

I can sympathize. I grew up in a small town in central Maine, where snowfall totals weren’t too different from yours. Main Street was US Rte 2, so plowing was done by the state. During the storm, their big diesel trucks would come blasting through town at about 30 mph, pushing all the snow into huge banks like the ones in your photos. Our town did not own a truck-mounted snow blower, but it did have a self-propelled belt loader. You can picture it – a tracked vehicle with a big open maw in the front, and an auger to move snow onto the belt. The belt carried the snow up, and then to the back of the vehicle, where it dropped into a waiting dump truck. After each storm, the loader and a string of trucks would trundle down Main St at about 2 mph, scooping up the snow and everything in it, right down to the pavement. I don’t recall that the apparatus ever tried to carry off a parked car, but I do remember when it carried off the town drunk, who had passed out and presumably died during the storm. The state plows buried him, and the belt loader popped him into the waiting truck, which unceremoniously dumped him onto the ice-covered river along with about 20 tons of snow. Today, there would be nationwide news stories, a formal investigation, guilty parties sought out, laws proposed, and general screaming among the politicians. When it happened, though, it was pretty much decided that he had caused his own demise, and after all he was dead long before the loader came, and nothing could be done about it, so no one worried much. And small-town life went on.

Bill
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 20, 2015, 03:33:55 PM
Dave –

I don’t recall that the apparatus ever tried to carry off a parked car, but I do remember when it carried off the town drunk, who had passed out and presumably died during the storm. The state plows buried him, and the belt loader popped him into the waiting truck, which unceremoniously dumped him onto the ice-covered river along with about 20 tons of snow. Today, there would be nationwide news stories, a formal investigation, guilty parties sought out, laws proposed, and general screaming among the politicians. When it happened, though, it was pretty much decided that he had caused his own demise, and after all he was dead long before the loader came, and nothing could be done about it, so no one worried much. And small-town life went on.

Bill
Wait, did he die during the storm, and the plows/belt loader/dump truck decide to dump him after they found him dead; or was he killed (after passing out) by the plow trucks, and then accidentally dumped?
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 21, 2015, 08:07:57 AM
Spring Time in New England! A balmy 29 degrees.
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 21, 2015, 09:16:11 AM
First day of spring = 89 degrees
Second day of spring = 89 degrees

Always hot, always green. Very boring!
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Post by: DavePEI on March 22, 2015, 03:34:29 PM
Here we go again!

Today, the Island is shutting down again. This winter's snowfall totals now up to 499.4 cm,. (and climbing), the Confederation Bridge is now closed, and roads are being closed in many places. Plows have been pulled off many roads, and soon will be off across the Island. Police just requested that Rt. 1A from Cherry Valley to Pippy's Irving be closed as well as Route 3 due to multiple accidents with injuries. A police car lost sight of an ambulance in front of him with lights flashing. Please, stay off the roads if you are on the roads during a storm! It isn't worth your life!

This all began last night with rain, then changed over to freezing rain, then finally snow. Winds came up severely this afternoon, and visibility is pretty well zero in most areas. We can currently see only one power pole, and can't see our neighbours houses at all. While there isn't as much snow this time, due to the drifting and whiteouts it is paralyzing the Island again.

This morning I got up at 5 am, checked my emails then the power went out for four hours due to the freezing rain. It came back on around noon.

For those of you wondering, 499.3 cm works out to 16 feet, and counting!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 22, 2015, 09:41:29 PM
So, this year's big purchase will be a tractor with a big snowblower attachment then?  ;D
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Post by: DavePEI on March 22, 2015, 09:44:35 PM
So, this year's big purchase will be a tractor with a big snowblower attachment then?  ;D
Nope... Can;t climb up on a tractor any more. We sold our John Deere two years ago. Thankfully, we have the Vissers to help us out!

Here was my John Deere 950 and loader when Aliant dropped off the phone booth in front of the museum several years ago. I do miss it for tasks like that!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 23, 2015, 09:14:13 AM
We got flurries today!!! >:(

Just when I thought the snow was gone, a couple more centimeters came back overnight! Hopefully the week is warmer, so it'll melt!
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Post by: Fabius on March 23, 2015, 09:19:16 AM

...a couple more centimeters came back overnight!

Sorry, no metric references allowed by US residents.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 23, 2015, 09:26:09 AM
Yes, one of the 3 countries left in the world that don't use SI! Liberia, Myanmar and of course, the United States of America :)

I remember back when we changed over to Metric years ago... For a couple of years, we converted - yes, we knew the formulas by heart. Buy then, all of a sudden, I realized it made sense, and I got used to what 0 deg. c. felt like, and 20 deg. C felt like, and I forgot all about converting. I used to convert meters to miles, and cm to feet, but now everyone just measures in cm and meters and kilometers. Kind of makes sense -water freezes at 0 deg c. and boils at 100 deg c..

Here is an interesting photo from NASA, taken about a week ago. Look at the ice around PEI!
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Post by: Fabius on March 23, 2015, 09:39:50 AM
Yes, one of the only places left in the world that don't use SI!


If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 23, 2015, 09:57:23 AM
Yes, one of the only places left in the world that don't use SI!


If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
In truth, Queen Victoria never used metric - it actually began with the French.

Well, the way I look at it, in Aviation, the worldwide standard is to use English for communication, for clarity's sake. And metric is almost universally used. I could never understand why the US held out, as in manufacturing, the sciences, etc. Metric is used there.

But I am sure if they were to try to make it the standard, there would be all sorts of people who would refuse to use it - that happened here, too. Until people got used to it. I still remember cars manufactured during the changeover with speedometers calibrated in both! And for years after, you could buy aftermarket stickers to show both. All the old folks who would say how the heck do I know how far is 1,61 Kilometers! I'd walk a mile in their shoes!

Ah, it is a funny world. Love it!
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Post by: Fabius on March 23, 2015, 10:18:14 AM
To keep on the thread topic, it is snowing in La Porte, Indiana. And Wed it's suppose to reach the sixties.

Metric has made inroads in the US. I use mm, cm etc all the time. I just ordered some micro lamps (grain of wheat lamps) from a US supplier and we used millimeters to indicate the physical size I wanted. And US serviceman & woman who served overseas, such as Vietnam, would say the "village was 3 klicks (kilometers) away".
The US military uses the metric system almost exclusively in order to facilitate communication with allied forces.
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 23, 2015, 10:21:19 AM
Kind of makes sense -water freezes at 0 deg c. and boils at 100 deg c..

100 Degrees Celsius at sea-level, the higher you go the lower the temperature at which water boils... :)

Very impressive picture though, reminds me of when NASA took a picture of the UK a few years ago when we got hit by "bad" snow (in quotes cos compared to what you guys have had, ours was a light dusting!!) and the whole country was just a white mass...  :o
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Post by: DavePEI on March 23, 2015, 10:30:47 AM
It is still blowing here, and some roads are still closed down (including ours),,, But, like you, we are to get  a warmer spell towards the end of the week. Thursday is supposed to get up to 8 c., and Friday, 5 c. Not terribly warm, but sure a lot nicer than we ave been getting since the middle of January! What worries me is the rain predicted, the melting, and the water run-off. Going to make sure my sump pump is working before then!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 23, 2015, 10:50:08 AM

...a couple more centimeters came back overnight!

Sorry, no metric references allowed by US residents.
Sorry, maybe it's because I live so close to Canada. Their Metric system is rubbing off on me! ;D
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Post by: Fabius on March 23, 2015, 12:04:18 PM
Sorry, no metric references allowed by US residents.
Sorry, maybe it's because I live so close to Canada. Their Metric system is rubbing off on me! ;D
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Okay but try to control it. Next thing you know you'll be drinking Labatt Blue.
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Post by: dsk on March 23, 2015, 12:25:29 PM
Living here in the metric part of the globe, I'll say, use your inches and gauges, but do not come with decimal inches! 3/4" are 3/4" and not .75" in my mind.   7/16 are much more informative than .4375  even when 7/16" are pretty close but not exactly 11.11 mm! 

For me it is some logic in with water freezing at 0 deg, and boils at 100 but I have grown up with it.

dsk
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Post by: DavePEI on March 23, 2015, 06:29:06 PM
Back to the "Let it Snow" subject  :)

Now, there is a good reason I haven't been able to get over to the Museum for a month.....

Booth is somewhere under the snow on the right side of the lower photo!
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Post by: DavePEI on March 23, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
And after the plow made at least 20 passes today breaking through the drift, here is the road past our house.

First shot towards the next door neighbours

Second shot, from their house to ours! Ours is just to the right of the trees!

Believe it or not, under all of this is a regular width paved road!
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Post by: dsk on March 24, 2015, 01:55:10 AM
Dave, maybe you should have some like this: http://tinyurl.com/k84jrrd
dsk
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Post by: Fabius on March 26, 2015, 09:29:50 AM
If it was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
In truth, Queen Victoria never used metric - it actually began with the French.

What I was saying if Imperial was good enough for Queen Victoria it's good enough for us.
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Post by: dsk on March 26, 2015, 09:40:10 AM
No Pictures today, but we had some snow here, actually so much so they stopped all buses in Oslo city for hours. Slightly tendencies to chaos, and good for the news :-)

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 26, 2015, 09:47:50 AM
We had some snow here today too, but it pretty much melted long before it would have been a nuisance... ???
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Post by: 19and41 on March 26, 2015, 03:09:28 PM
The trees and flowers are creating their yellow snow (clouds of pollen) now.  Now to finish that bottle of loratadine I started last summer.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 30, 2015, 05:26:02 PM
For the first time since March 18th, we are back up to a two lane road! A plow and Snow blower spent all day in the Cove widening out our cow path to return it to a normal width road! We still can't see over the banks, but at least now, we have two lanes to drive on! It took them all day to do from the highway past here, and they have headed back up the road now to widen the upper road. The driving experience has been pretty claustrophobic for a while now!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 30, 2015, 05:41:31 PM
At least you only have snow issues, according to the PC game "Unturned", PEI is full of zombies, but that said the game makes PEI really tiny, and a rather odd shape... ;D
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Post by: DavePEI on March 30, 2015, 05:52:22 PM
At least you only have snow issues, according to the PC game "Unturned", PEI is full of zombies, but that said the game makes PEI really tiny, and a rather odd shape... ;D
Whatda you mean, "Zombies". I only died a few years ago and I'm still kicking! Fee-fi-fo-fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman!   :)
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 30, 2015, 06:29:32 PM
I think you need a "Mr. Heater" on a rotating platform in your front yard. Outta take care of your snow problem! ;D
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 30, 2015, 06:36:09 PM
I smell the blood of an Englishman!   :)

Oddly enough so do I... :o

(minor nosebleed earlier, caused by digital insertion for extraction of detritus!!)
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 30, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
Comparison of "Unturned" PEI vs real PEI:
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Post by: DavePEI on March 30, 2015, 09:36:02 PM
Comparison of "Unturned" PEI vs real PEI:
Note the real PEI is all white  ;D The other one looks more like Prince Edward and Marion Islands (Volcanic Islands) in the South African Antarctic, or perhaps a blend of the two  :) So let the "REAL" PEI stand up!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 30, 2015, 10:28:01 PM
...and I'm also guessing that the terrain isn't spot-on either! ???
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 31, 2015, 08:01:28 AM
...and I'm also guessing that the terrain isn't spot-on either! ???

Nope, cos that's the "Arena" map, not the PEI map...  ;D

Been playing the game myself and I've still yet to find the telephone museum... ???
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Post by: DavePEI on March 31, 2015, 09:20:32 AM
...and I'm also guessing that the terrain isn't spot-on either! ???

Nope, cos that's the "Arena" map, not the PEI map...  ;D

Been playing the game myself and I've still yet to find the telephone museum... ???
Besides, it Waaaay too green. Guess what? It is snowing again! We have gotten a few cm. this morning - they only forecast 2 cm., but it is way over that now.. By noon, 10-12 cm. Sigh.... Will this winter ever end?

Museum is buried under the snow!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 31, 2015, 10:28:08 AM
Just had a blast of thundersnow here, weather's going crazy at the moment cos the jetstream is right over the UK... :o
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Post by: jfish on March 31, 2015, 10:47:25 AM
Woke up to 9" inches of fresh heavy wet snow this morning.  Weather forecast predicted morning snow shower. Yikes!!!!

Jerry
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on March 31, 2015, 11:11:47 AM
We haven't gotten any snow for the past month or so! We had a slight dusting a couple weeks ago, but it melted within the day!
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Post by: andre_janew on March 31, 2015, 05:40:14 PM
I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 31, 2015, 05:41:28 PM
I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain!

We've been getting both today, along with sunshine and strong winds...  :-\
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Post by: NorthernElectric on March 31, 2015, 07:04:11 PM
I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain!

Correction:

I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain warm sunny days!   :)

Rain on top of all this snow can cause serious flooding, especially before ice out.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 31, 2015, 08:29:41 PM
I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain!

Correction:

I think it is about time we all quit getting snow and start getting rain warm sunny days!   :)

Rain on top of all this snow can cause serious flooding, especially before ice out.
Amen. With 17 feet o0f snow on the ground now in P.E.I., all we need is heavy rain. A gradual steady  melt is what we hope for.

We do have some concerns about Friday and Saturday:

Friday - Periods of rain. Low minus 2. High 9.

Saturday - Periods of rain. Low minus 1. High plus 5.

Long as the rain comes gently, it shouldn't be too bad, but if it comes fast, flooding is guaranteed to result.
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Post by: TelePlay on March 31, 2015, 08:45:29 PM
For the record, as of today . . .
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2015, 06:03:12 AM
I totally give up! This morning, a special weather statement on Environment Canada.

Special weather statement in effect for: Another winter storm possible on Saturday.

A low pressure system is forecast to pass just south of the island on Saturday. Significant snowfall amounts in excess of 15 centimetres are possible with this system.

Sigh!
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 01, 2015, 06:28:25 AM
Sounds like an april fools to me... ;D
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2015, 06:50:42 AM
Sounds like an april fools to me... ;D
I wish....
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Post by: dsk on April 01, 2015, 08:51:19 AM
Some more pictures from Norway, it's not always nice weather, but moast of my pictures are from the best days.
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2015, 03:24:17 PM
Holy Cow! CBC has come out with an expected snow melt map for the Maritimes - PEI is not expected to be completely melted until May 25th! Yikes!
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 01, 2015, 03:31:27 PM
Time to light a load of fires where the snow is really deep then, get it melting faster...  ;D
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Post by: Duffy on April 01, 2015, 08:08:55 PM
It's warm where we are today. My wife and I are on vacation in central Florida. That's a trailer load of oranges going by our motel. 
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2015, 08:51:07 PM
This was taken last week.  My bus shelter was just a wee bit snowed in.
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Post by: Contempra on April 01, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
This was taken last week.  My bus shelter was just a wee bit snowed in.

Ouff...I hate the winter ...
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2015, 08:57:55 PM
More snowy photos.  The joys of winter!  Blizzards and freezing rain covering your windows!
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Post by: Contempra on April 01, 2015, 09:00:09 PM
wouaaaaaaaaaah !.. c'est beaucoup de neige Bridget !,..we can make a big fort :D.. You live in a village or a small town ?
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2015, 09:17:27 PM
More snowy photos.  The joys of winter!  Blizzards and freezing rain covering your windows!
And Bridie got just a fraction of what we got. I told you, the Maritimes have been hammered this winter! Nice photos. Bridie!
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2015, 10:40:58 PM
wouaaaaaaaaaah !.. c'est beaucoup de neige Bridget !,..we can make a big fort :D .. You live in a village or a small town ?
I live about a 15 - 20 minute drive from downtown Halifax.  We usually don't get much snow in the city compared to the rest of the province, but this year we got absolutely hammered.  I'm losing faith in spring ever arriving :D
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2015, 10:42:32 PM

And Bridie got just a fraction of what we got. I told you, the Maritimes have been hammered this winter! Nice photos. Bridie!

I saw a photo online of snow right up to someone's roof.  I'm pretty sure it was on PEI.  Yikes!
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Post by: Bridie on April 01, 2015, 10:46:22 PM
This is hilarious, Rick Mercer: "Now heading east, the country goes: Ontario, Quebec, Snowbank" :D https://youtu.be/196OwW8vN5E (https://youtu.be/196OwW8vN5E)
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Post by: DavePEI on April 01, 2015, 10:48:45 PM

And Bridie got just a fraction of what we got. I told you, the Maritimes have been hammered this winter! Nice photos. Bridie!

I saw a photo online of snow right up to someone's roof.  I'm pretty sure it was on PEI.  Yikes!
Did you see the photos I posted a couple of pages down of the road in front of our house? It was one lane for over a week until they could get a snowblower and plow to come down and finish the job. I can't remember a winter this bad. We still have 10-12 foot drifts along the road... schools after that storm were cancelled for over a week as they tried to get the bus routes safe enough for the kids. They say we have now had 17 feet of snow since winter began with a vengeance mid January!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on April 02, 2015, 12:32:45 AM
I can't believe you guys and girls are still getting snow! I enjoyed a beautiful, breezy 60 degree Wisconsin night!
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Post by: DavePEI on April 02, 2015, 06:31:21 AM
Someone sent this to my FB page  :) I'd recognize him anywhere - Wiarton Willie Nelson
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Post by: Bridie on April 02, 2015, 09:00:39 AM
Dave, I just went to have a look for your photos and WOW!!  :o   That's insane.  It's been freaky here in Halifax, walking along the sidewalks once they're cleared, as the snowbanks on either side were nearly as tall as me!  This is the most brutal winter we've had for many many years.  I hope it's a blip and not a sample of things to come.  I live in an apartment so don't have to shovel and take a bus so don't have to drive, so I've had it easier than most, but I'm really hating being unable to get out to do everyday things like shopping and visiting friends and family.  I'm finding there are very small windows of opportunity to get things done, so it's a mad dash to stock up on supplies for me and food and litter for the cats before the next storm hits.  How is your electricity holding up?  Have you lost power at all?  We've been lucky in Halifax, very few power outages and they haven't lasted long.
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Post by: DavePEI on April 02, 2015, 11:00:35 AM
  How is your electricity holding up?  Have you lost power at all?  We've been lucky in Halifax, very few power outages and they haven't lasted long.
For us, here, it has also been a matter of getting out while the getting is good. We stock up between storms, it seems, and for most of the storms we got, we only had one passable day to get out, so we took advantage of them...

We had one full week without mail, not because there was none, but because the road was impassable when the mail car tried to deliver We finally picked it up at the Post Office a week later, the first day where the roads were clear!

It may be a month before I can get into the museum -- I can't shovel because of my heart, and bad legs, and I don't even dare to ask Linda to shovel the way  :)

Actually, today is the first time I noticed brown snow all winter - for the rest of the winter, it hasn't stayed uncovered long enough to show the dirt!

Insofar as power is concerned, we were very lucky also. There are people who lost power several times, and for some, it took close to a week for the plows to get their roads open enough for power crews to get in. We lucked out - our power went out, I think it was the beginning of last week for about four hours, and then for another hour or two the following day, but it stayed on for the rest of the storms...

And like you, I can't remember as severe a winter.. Now it is quite a winter for Halifax/Dartmouth people to complain about the snow! Fortunately for you, it tends to be warmer there and you get less total accumulation, but it certainly has been an unusual year for you, too... Hopefully it is over. They are forecasting some snow for us for tonight now, changing over to rain during the day - hopefully there won't be too much of either! Winds from the south, and with the higher temps forecast tomorrow, it may help cut down the drifts somewhat!

Dave
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 02, 2015, 11:24:55 AM
The worst winters we've had in the UK predate me, but I think the last one was in the 70s and was pretty much on-par with what's happening over there now, with everything just being a total whiteout, with fuel supplies stuck, and people snowed in their homes, there were a lot of deaths, but there was also a lot of british stubbornness with people digging their way out and getting to work and just getting on with life, despite being half-frozen without the various forms of heating used back then (coal, gas, paraffin, etc)...  :o

Wouldn't happen here today though, a light dusting causes an economic collapse (well, that's the way it seems when they report it on the news!!) and people abandoning all hope (and their cars) when they can't get places as fast as on a perfectly dry and clear day... ::)
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Post by: DavePEI on April 04, 2015, 06:59:08 AM
One year ago today, on April 4th, I took this photo of Canada Geese in the Cove. While there seems to be a lot of snow in the photo, in reality, they were more interested in the bare fields in-between the drifts, feeding off the leftovers plowing in the fall left for them! 80% of the fields were snow free. There were literally hundreds lining that field, walking in a line across it, harvesting as they went!

This year, they couldn't find a place to land!

This just reminded me of a funny thing that happened years ago. I was walking to the back of the property on a dark night without a flashlight. All of a sudden, I heard a loud HONK! and the rustling of wings a foot or two from me. I might have scared the goose, but it scared the living daylights out of me!
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Post by: TelePlay on October 14, 2015, 01:37:20 AM
Okay, I'll go first this season. While I did see some snow on the map in the highest Rocky Mountains a few weeks ago, this seems to be where it gets deep over the coming months. This probably isn't hitting the ground, or sticking if so, but here it is, and heading your way, Dave . . .  ;)

Currently in the low 40's F (5 C) in Wisconsin, low 30s F (1 C) up north there.

 
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Post by: DavePEI on October 14, 2015, 05:53:38 AM
Hi John:

Today's forecast on PEI is: "Oct 14 2015 – 6:30 a.m. Temperature 17 c., 62.6 f. Today..Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High 18 c., 64.4 f. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 overnight. Low 8 c., 46.3 f."

Truthfully, that is a warm spell - we are averaging around 12 deg. c. in the days now, and down to 5 deg. c. at night.

You guys down south can keep the snow and cold!  :)

Okay, I'll go first this season. While I did see some snow on the map in the highest Rocky Mountains a few weeks ago, this seems to be where it gets deep over the coming months. This probably isn't hitting the ground, or sticking if so, but here it is, and heading your way, Dave . . .  ;)

Currently in the low 40's F (5 C) in Wisconsin, low 30s F (1 C) up north there.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: NorthernElectric on October 14, 2015, 07:30:11 AM
I might be seeing some white stuff this weekend...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on October 14, 2015, 08:24:19 AM
Hopefully we get some news this Winter from The Official Weather Observatory Deck of Prince Edward Island (IE Dave looking out the window at his house ;D )!

I haven't seen any snow yet, but we did have frost on the ground this morning. I hope we have snow for Christmas this year, didn't get much last year! :'(

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 14, 2015, 08:30:52 AM
Okay, we are on a cruise and will be visiting Dave and the museum this Sunday. I am looking through this topic for a few pictures to help me find Dave. I have a few shots here of his street out front which should help me locate him.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 14, 2015, 08:33:24 AM
Then as I get closer I have found these pictures of his car and the museum. With this info I should easily find him.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 14, 2015, 08:52:38 AM
Winter is cancelled here due to lack of interest. (G), I wish. Cooling down for Monday, and a small possibility of flurries then mixed with rain, but today is a beautiful fall day, temp. of 18 deg.  c., 64.4 f!

Dave

Hopefully we get some news this Winter from The Official Weather Observatory Deck of Prince Edward Island (IE Dave looking out the window at his house ;D )!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: NorthernElectric on October 14, 2015, 08:58:04 AM
I am looking through this topic for a few pictures to help ne find Dave.

I think I spotted him over by the museum...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 14, 2015, 09:01:03 AM
It's funny, you call him Waldo, we call him Wally (short for Wallace)... ;D

Anyway, no signs of snow over here yet, just gradually getting colder, to the point where the heating has been kicking in a few times... :o
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 14, 2015, 09:03:30 AM
I am glad that Terry mentioned being here Sunday... In an email to me, he had said he would be here on October 19th, which is Monday. I wouldn't have wanted to go to pick him up on Monday and find he had been and departed! See you Sunday, Terry! :)

By the way, the long range forecast for Sunday is Sunny and 9 deg. c.
 
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Bridie on October 14, 2015, 11:07:41 AM
There will be NO snow this year in Atlantic Canada... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 14, 2015, 02:17:28 PM
Was only supposed to be 12C/53F here today at Portland Maine today but was 19C/67F a little while ago. Looking for President Bush at Kennebunkport Maine at the moment but no sightings. Everywhere we have been on the east coast the tour guides start talking about what a horrible winter it was last year. And they comment that it didnt even start until February.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: NorthernElectric on October 16, 2015, 09:05:17 AM
Folks in parts of Huronia to the south of Georgian Bay could be getting an early taste of winter.  Fortunately for me, snow squalls are dependent on wind direction and I am NE of Huronia and east of Georgian Bay.  They are still forecasting 30% chances of flurries in my area for Sunday though.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 16, 2015, 10:39:52 AM
We have had 3 frost-nights now her in Hakadal, Norway
https://www.google.no/maps/@60.1181055,10.8585569,15z?hl=no

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: compubit on October 16, 2015, 11:00:16 AM
Frost warnings n effect for areas around DC (mountains particularly) this weekend!

Glad I'll be going to Texas ;-)

Jim
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Fabius on October 16, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
Fall has come to La Porte, Indiana. View outside our place.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 16, 2015, 01:55:13 PM
The trees are leaking a few leaves, 75F days 56F nights,  I have to mow tomorrow so I can take up the leaves with my blower.  It doesn't go too well with high grass.  Most of the foliage is green to slight yellow.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: andre_janew on October 16, 2015, 03:34:01 PM
Here in Lawrence, Kansas, if it snows in October it is usually on Halloween.  It is Mother Nature playing a prank on us!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 17, 2015, 03:59:30 AM
It is not easy to catch on a cellphone camera, -3 deg C
dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 17, 2015, 06:46:48 AM
Took the hanging flowers in for the night. They predicted a hard freeze and they were right, for a change.

24 F (about -4.5 C) now.

And, seems to be light snow falling in central Wisconsin and parts of Michigan.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 17, 2015, 07:38:30 PM
Uh oh....no snow in PEI tomorrow. How am I going to recognize Dave's street and museum?

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 17, 2015, 08:18:17 PM
Uh oh....no snow in PEI tomorrow. How am I going to recognize Dave's street and museum?

Don't count on it! Forecast is: "Sunday..A few showers ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 5. Sunday night..Rain showers and flurries. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 2."

Yuk! Hopefully it will turn out nicer than forecast! See you at 9 am!

Dave
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 17, 2015, 09:23:25 PM
Today's 75 degree day started out at 42.  I took down the bimetallic thermometer and put up two decent alcohol/glass thermometers.  My temps are even accurate to the airports readings.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on October 17, 2015, 10:35:49 PM
Still hot, 91 degrees, still green, still sunny. No snow in the forecast for South Florida. Very boring weather here!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 18, 2015, 06:40:30 AM
Don't count on it! Forecast is: "Sunday..A few showers ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 5.

Yuk! Hopefully it will turn out nicer than forecast! See you at 9 am!

Dave

It just got worse...captain just announced that we can't land at charlottetown today due to gusting wind and the liklihood of it getting worse through the day.

What we haven't mentioned here is that because we are doing back to back southbound and northbound cruises, we stopped at PEI 13 days ago and I briefly met Dave at the pier to transfer some phones to him just incase we weren't able to land on our next stop due to weather!

At least we got to meet AND I don't have to haul those phones back home on the airplane BUT it is disappointing to not get too see the museum first hand. We were email pals when you were just kicking around the idea of turning the old house into a telephone museum.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 18, 2015, 06:45:25 AM
Caught me just in time before I left to pick you up, Terry. I am sorry you won't get to see the Museum, but at least after so many years, we did have the opportunity to at least finally meet on your previous stop here.

I checked the Marine forecast, and the entire Maritime region is in a warning zone:

"Today Tonight and Monday  Strong wind warning in effect. Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwesterly 20 to 25 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 Monday afternoon. Chance of showers or flurries."
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Have a safe voyage!  :'(
Don't count on it! Forecast is: "Sunday..A few showers ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 5. Sunday night..Rain showers and flurries. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 2."

Yuk! Hopefully it will turn out nicer than forecast! See you at 9 am!

Dave

It just got worse...captain just announced that we can't land at charlottetown today due to gusting wind and the liklihood of it getting worse through the day.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 18, 2015, 07:29:10 AM
I've heard via t'internet that there's snow in North Bay, Ontario, in October, in Autumn.......... :o

Canada's weird, I want to live there... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 18, 2015, 07:42:52 AM
Come on over, just don't try to drive here in a twoCV...that would be wierd.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 18, 2015, 07:52:02 AM
just don't try to drive here in a twoCV...that would be wierd.

You'd be surprised at how many 2CVs there are on the Canadian roads...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 18, 2015, 07:54:17 AM
just don't try to drive here in a twoCV...that would be wierd.

You'd be surprised at how many 2CVs there are on the Canadian roads...  ;D
I think what Terry means if the ship doesn't want to land in Atlantic Canada today, that 2CVs might have even more trouble on the seas!  :)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 18, 2015, 08:14:42 AM
You'd be surprised at how many 2CVs there are on the Canadian roads...  ;D

Oh I know! Have seen several and always think of you now when I see one. But I always enjoy seeing any and all old cars out on roads, parking lots, garages etc.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 18, 2015, 08:46:05 AM
I've heard via t'internet that there's snow in North Bay, Ontario, in October, in Autumn..........

Yes, indeed. As I look out the window this morning, I see heavy frost on the roofs, car windows and leaves. There is no moisture in the air for if there were, we'd have snow on the ground this morning in Wisconsin.

Michigan gets snow first because of the southwest wind blowing over Lake Michigan. We usually have to wait for moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to make it up here (800 miles or so) for our heavy snows. But snow squalls continue north east of here all the way out toward Dave's area and there is snow cover in Canada. It's that Great Lakes thing that Buffalo, New York enjoys each year.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 18, 2015, 08:59:29 AM
Todays trip in the forest ++
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 18, 2015, 09:07:20 AM
Looks like you should almost (?) be able to Walk on Water there dsk!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: NorthernElectric on October 18, 2015, 09:28:12 AM
I've heard via t'internet that there's snow in North Bay, Ontario, in October, in Autumn.......... :o

Canada's weird, I want to live there... ;D

I live about 1-1/2 hours south of North Bay and woke up to a light dusting of snow yesterday.  And I went north to the Almaguin area for the day, and there was more up there plus flurries alternating with sunny breaks all day long.  It's not uncommon for us to get snow in mid-October but it's usually just a sneak preview of things to come and melts within a few days.  A month from now it could be a different story.  When it snows in mid-November, it's often here to stay until mid-April.

I think the heaviest snowfalls were quite a bit southwest of my area south of Georgian Bay due to the wind blowing from the Northwest.  Here is a webcam photo of the Collingwood airport just minutes ago.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on October 18, 2015, 10:46:32 AM
But snow squalls continue north east of here all the way out toward Dave's area and there is snow cover in Canada. It's that Great Lakes thing that Buffalo, New York enjoys each year.
No snow here yet, at least, but there is a forecast of possible flurries tonight - I hope it is wrong, because I hate even the thought of white flakes falling in the autumn! It is a shame, though that the weather system caused the cancellation of the arrival of the Carribean Princess today.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 19, 2015, 08:21:43 AM
It was a little choppy at sea as we went past Charlottetown, turned around and then headed towards the Saint Lawrence River ahead of schedule. There were small whitecaps and we could feel the ship rocking a bit more than normal. We will cruise up the Saguenay Fjord for a few hours today to use up some of the time we saved yesterday.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Bridie on October 19, 2015, 02:08:11 PM
Frost on the cars this morning.  Brrrr!  Time to dig out the hat, scarf and mittens.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 25, 2015, 05:59:55 AM
Milder here again:
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 25, 2015, 10:24:54 AM
Seeing the cold weather coming down the sides of the world made me do the annual clean and lubrication on my furnace.  The leaves are becoming yellower and yellower.  Don't know if we'll get any reds.  Plenty of leaves though.   :P
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 25, 2015, 12:27:11 PM
Here are some for you....just in case....

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 25, 2015, 12:48:09 PM
Clocks went back for us in the UK this morning, so that means that winter is coming, what kind we get though, nobody knows, despite the claims of a few national bum-fodder newspapers in this country... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: andre_janew on October 25, 2015, 12:51:59 PM
Here in the United States, we don't do that until next week.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 28, 2015, 10:05:58 PM
Hey, Ben, it's snowing at your place.

This low pressure cell is rotating counterclockwise and moving to the east, southeast meaning I'm have the first opportunity of the year to brush snow off of my car in Milwaukee tomorrow morning . . .   >:(
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WesternElectricBen on October 28, 2015, 10:40:38 PM
Keep it John, I have not tuned up the snow blower yet, or mowed down the leaves for that matter. :)

Ben
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 28, 2015, 11:19:37 PM
Earlier this year I posted the blossoming tree where I work.  Now it's the only one that I've seen red leaves on and here they are.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on October 28, 2015, 11:47:04 PM
Ugh, I still need to remove the mower deck from the John Deere and install the snowblower. I haven't even got a last-time mow in, but there's probably still some lime left in the year for that!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Nick in Manitou on November 17, 2015, 01:20:08 PM
Well, we are getting our first storm of the season in Colorado.  The winds on our ridge top are in the mid-40s to the mid-60s as I sit here.  Most of the snow is falling further north, and it doesn't usually snow a lot here as we are in the snow shadow of Pikes Peak.

The high winds drive the wind chill way down.  The static temperature is in the low 30s, but the wind chill last I checked was 5!

The sun is starting to come out and we are glad that we don't have to go out anywhere!  (Unless the fire department pager demands it.)

An hour or so ago (before the sun started to come out) there were some folks hiking to the top of a small mountain we see out our windows...winds in the mid-50s to mid 60s, snow, and they are out hiking!  Hearty folks, I'd say!

The house just got banged by a 67 mile per hour gust...well, make that a 69 mph gust!

Here is hoping the windows stay in place!

Nick
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on November 17, 2015, 01:44:28 PM
Hope that is the test instead of the norm! Good luck!
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on November 17, 2015, 03:11:31 PM
New peak gust...78 mph!
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 17, 2015, 03:49:07 PM
We might be getting snow this weekend, might being the operative word as we may not, but the temperatures are set to drop below freezing so, could happen, we shall see though... ;D

Also supposed to be getting battered by 80mph gusts here too, but so far it's only lightly breezy, dunno if the winds have missed blowing round here, or are just a mis-prediction... ???
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on November 18, 2015, 05:17:25 PM
Bloke, I hope that you have not been blown away.

I came out to my desk this morning after the winds picked up again just before dawn and checked what the weather station display, it was saying...53 with a peak of 70.  I checked it again about an hour later and it said the exact same thing(?).

About an hour later when it was still reading the same speed and direction, it finally dawned on me to venture outside and look up...I don't know where it went...or when it went...but it is not on the mast where it was!

Once the the wind dies, I will climb up on the roof to see if it is still up there somewhere, or if I can see down the hillsides where it might have blown to.  I didn't really like this weather station, but the one I wanted was quite a bit more expensive.  I hope I can retrieve this one and make it work again! - - - If not, maybe I should make a lamp out of it!

Nick
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Post by: 19and41 on November 18, 2015, 05:47:34 PM
A big storm front is moving through right now and there was a LOUD clap of thunder with it.  Just after I got my convertible all dried out.  It is reported a tornado has touched down in somewhere in the area.
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 18, 2015, 06:17:53 PM
Bloke, I hope that you have not been blown away.

Nah, I've plenty weight to keep me in place...  ;D
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on November 18, 2015, 06:29:25 PM
Just after I got my convertible all dried out. 

19and41, I think you are supposed to put the top UP when it is going to rain...or tornado...!

(Question...are you a 1941 model or is the car, or is it just near where you live?)

Nick
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Post by: 19and41 on November 18, 2015, 06:42:18 PM
It's for U.S. highways 19 and 41,  The old Dixie Highway to Florida.  The top's up but it still gets excessively humid unless the HVAC is on.
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Post by: DavePEI on November 18, 2015, 11:24:41 PM
We got our first touch of snow for this year this morning. Only a skiff on the ground, which melted as the sun came up, but we got a few flurries throughout the day - still no accumulation  :)
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Post by: AE_Collector on November 19, 2015, 01:46:51 AM
And how is the wind now that cruise season is over? :(

We had enough wind here yesterday to keep cruise ships away had any thought of trying to dock in Vancouver. It did keep the power away from a significant number of homes.

Terry
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 19, 2015, 01:52:48 AM
Time to dust off the mantle lamps and battery operated illumination thingumies then, well, not for me, keep using my Aladdin lamp as a heater as this house has more holes than the Titanic when it comes to keeping the heat in... ;D

That said, round these parts, lack of electricity is a rare thing, last time there was a proper powercut was when they were replacing some rotten wood poles that hold the power lines up, and that wasn't for very long, seems the grid here is just too reliable... ???

But then again, our weather's quite tame here compared to across the pond... ;D
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Post by: dsk on November 19, 2015, 02:33:49 AM
The second time we get a thin layer of white powder this winter. (bad pictures taken from the bus early this morning)
Old people say the snow doesent stay before the third time it snows.  (I'm still only 52) 
We haven't had a long powerout for years at my side of the wally.

dsk
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Post by: DavePEI on November 19, 2015, 06:28:12 AM
And how is the wind now that cruise season is over? :(

We had enough wind here yesterday to keep cruise ships away had any thought of trying to dock in Vancouver. It did keep the power away from a significant number of homes.

Hi Terry: Well most days it has been fairly calm. I guess there have been a few days ships wouldn't have landed, and even one night where the Wood Island ferry couldn't land for hours - a pretty scary time for its passengers - the lower decks were kept awash in water as it made its way through the seas.

As it was  the day of your second aborted landing, it often is un-noticeable on land, while the marine forecasts show gales. Today is cloudy, starting out at a little above freezing, and later becoming plus 5 c., and dropping back down to plus 2 c., tonight, so the temperature has recovered somewhat. It tried hard to accumulate some snow yesterday, but if failed, except momentarily!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 20, 2015, 08:58:55 PM
It's officially snowing for the first time of the season in Southeastern Wisconsin tonight. We are expected to get several inches overnight. Stay tuned!!!
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Post by: Russ Kirk on November 20, 2015, 09:13:54 PM
Oh I wish we had some of that moisture, in sunny Southern California it was 81 degrees today.  Oh well, it gives me more time to play golf.  They say El Nino will come, they have been promising it will come on October, then November. It has not come yet. I'm beginning to believe it will NOT happen.
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Post by: 19and41 on November 20, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
Be sure to send some pics!
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Post by: TelePlay on November 20, 2015, 09:37:53 PM
It's officially snowing for the first time of the season in Southeastern Wisconsin tonight. We are expected to get several inches overnight. Stay tuned!!!

According to the current weather radar maps, it's snowing like crazy here. They are predicting 6-9 inches in 12 hours. These images show the snow in blue and rain (in green) over Lake Michigan (warm water) and then blue over Michigan as the "snow" moves east.

While the maps make it look like heavy snow, it must not be hitting the ground. Can only see a few flakes in the air. We will have our first snow fall but I doubt the media predicted snowmageddon hyped all day.
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Post by: TelePlay on November 21, 2015, 03:42:50 AM
Well, 2:30 AM local time and it seems the media hyped snowmageddon event is half passed my location so we will get another 8 to 10 hours of gentle snow flurries. Enough so far to stick on the grass but not the warmer concrete sidewalks or paved streets. Really quite nice outside right now in our first snow event of the year.
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 21, 2015, 04:03:28 AM
We had our snow this morning, dropped about 2" of snow, now mostly melted, but some has partially frozen into a rather precarious icy mess... :o

Which is really not good for my back right now (very painful lower back at the moment), not that I care... 8)
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 21, 2015, 08:10:41 AM
Here's a view from my window right now. There was no snow on the ground at about 8:00 last night.
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Post by: DavePEI on November 21, 2015, 08:17:07 AM
Aw, you poor fellows. Despite out little skiff of snow the other day, here which pretty well went as it fell, it has warmed up and no further white at all. It is 8 deg. c. already today, and above normal forecast for the next couple of days. But it is certain to come someday! I truly hate winter!
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 21, 2015, 08:51:43 AM
Looking at the weather for tonight, we might be getting a little more wintery stuff, though tomorrow's midday temperatures guarantee that it''l be melted before lunchtime, and after that it's back to being the same ol' soggy britain... ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on November 21, 2015, 09:49:33 AM
Aw, you poor fellows. Despite out little skiff of snow the other day, here which pretty well went as it fell, it has warmed up and no further white at all. It is 8 deg. c. already today, and above normal forecast for the next couple of days. But it is certain to come someday! I truly hate winter!

Just finished shoveling. About 2 inches. Bottom  inch was wet, heavy slush, top inch was powder. Temperatures are dropping. -4C now going down to -11C tonight. Had to get the slush off before it froze onto the surface. Still snowing. Will have to shovel another inch of powder when it quits snowing in a couple of hours. Not predicted to get above freezing until this coming Thursday.
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Post by: dsk on November 21, 2015, 02:24:01 PM
It is like medicine to come out, so these pictures are from today's trip in the woods. The ice was between close to2 inch thick here, but I did not try to walk on it.  Open water some places. And you may even observe my Canadian Coleman 550b stove.

dsk
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Post by: HarrySmith on November 21, 2015, 02:53:52 PM
We have not had any snow but a cold front came through last weekend and another is scheduled to move through tomorrow. Our nighttime temps actually got into the low 70's!!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 21, 2015, 04:31:37 PM
We have not had any snow but a cold front came through last weekend and another is scheduled to move through tomorrow. Our nighttime temps actually got into the low 70's!!
...well our daytime temps are in the mid 20s! ::)

The snow is still coming down, and we have at least 3 or 4 inches right now.
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Post by: 19and41 on November 21, 2015, 06:37:11 PM
It's nice there are those who like the wintertime.  It's wasted on me though.  I think I would prefer living in the desert.  It's great to see the pictures from all over.  It reminds me of when I lived up north.
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Post by: DavePEI on November 22, 2015, 06:34:10 PM
For Terry: Northumberland Ferries canceled Sunday A.M. Due to gales:

"Northumberland Ferries Ltd. has resumed crossings between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia Sunday afternoon after rough seas cancelled service earlier in the day.
There are usually four scheduled crossings from each side at this time of year.
Environment Canada gale warning that was issued for the Northumberland Strait Sunday morning is still in effect."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/northumberland-ferries-cancelled-winds-1.3330046 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/northumberland-ferries-cancelled-winds-1.3330046)

A few weeks ago there was a night time crossing where passengers were treated to lower decks being awash with surf as she made her way across. No danger, but I guess it was a wild ride!
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Post by: 19and41 on November 22, 2015, 07:08:29 PM
That reminded me...  It's been 40 years.

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/gordon_lightfoot/the_wreck_of_the_edmund_fitzgerald.html
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Post by: AE_Collector on November 22, 2015, 08:39:31 PM
Is that the ferry that lands at Wood Island Dave?

A few years ago a ferry capsized leaving from Dover (I think?). They determined that they set off before the front doors were closed and wound up scooping up quite a bit of water due to rough seas. Just a few inches of water over the entire deck sloshing from one side to the other flipped the ferry very quickly.

Terry
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Post by: DavePEI on November 22, 2015, 08:52:22 PM
Is that the ferry that lands at Wood Island Dave?

A few years ago a ferry capsized leaving from Dover (I think?). They determined that they set off before the front doors were closed and wound up scooping up quite a bit of water due to rough seas. Just a few inches of water over the entire deck sloshing from one side to the other flipped the ferry very quickly.

Terry

Yes it is the Wood Islands Ferry. But it is designed for it, and she has been sailing over 20 years in seas like that. But now if they know in advance they will cancel the run because of passenger comfort. She was in some amazing seas that night - waves washing over the sides, but no problem. Just enough to make passengers a bit nervous :-)

Between waves, the water sloshed out the side vents as she was designed to do.
 
Passengers aren't allow to stay on the car level during sailing - they ride a couple of decks above. But I saw video of it, and though I have been on the ferry many times, I know I would have been nervous!

Dave
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Post by: DavePEI on November 23, 2015, 07:17:13 AM
Thought you would get a kick out of our weather today. The Frozen North?

Nov 23 2015 – 8:30 a.m. 17 c., 62.6 f. Rainfall warning in effect. Today, rain at times heavy. Amount 40 mm. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon. Wind east 20 km/h becoming south 40 gusting to 70 this morning then northwest 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 15 c., 59 f. Tonight, rain changing to flurries near midnight. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low zero c., 32 f.

Dave
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Post by: 19and41 on November 23, 2015, 08:29:55 AM
29.8 F and clear this morning in Georgia.  Scrambled weather out today!
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Post by: TelePlay on November 23, 2015, 08:45:20 AM
An interesting snow cover map as of today. You can see how the storm tracked from the South Dakots - Nebraska state line east through Iowa and Wisconsin and then taking a turn to the north west over Michigan before continuing on and sliding into Canada a bit north of Toronto. The ground was warm so the snow turned to slush before solidly freezing to whatever it was on overnight (my car for one!)
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 23, 2015, 11:48:49 AM
An interesting snow cover map as of today. You can see how the storm tracked from the South Dakots - Nebraska state line east through Iowa and Wisconsin and then taking a turn to the north west over Michigan before continuing on and sliding into Canada a bit north of Toronto. The ground was warm so the snow turned to slush before solidly freezing to whatever it was on overnight (my car for one!)

Remember the horrible cycle the snow was moving in early this year John? It snowed for a day or so, froze overnight, then the following day would melt the snow to slush, then would freeze that night. It would stay a sloppy, icy mess for a day or so, then would snow, and the whole cycle would repeat over and over for months on end!
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Post by: NorthernElectric on November 23, 2015, 12:27:49 PM
Thought you would get a kick out of our weather today. The Frozen North?

Nov 23 2015 – 8:30 a.m. 17 c., 62.6 f...

Not all of us in the 'Frozen North' are so lucky Dave.  I'm in that area that John referred to as 'a bit north of Toronto'.   :(

Shouldn't complain I guess.  Many years there is way more snow on the ground than this by this time, and here to stay for the duration of the winter.  If the forecast holds, this will probably melt by the weekend.
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Post by: DavePEI on November 23, 2015, 12:33:24 PM

Not all of us in the 'Frozen North' are so lucky Dave.  I'm in that area that John referred to as 'a bit north of Toronto'.   :(

Yes, but tonight we are supposed to get into the colder track. Very strong winds now, and it is supposed to flurry tonight and tomorrow, with tomorrows high of minus 2! Irt is now down to 8 deg. c., and I wouldn't be surprised if we lose a tree today - our little grove of spruce trees at the back of the property is doing some terrific swaying in the wind. Then back into the slightly warmer weather on Wednesday!

Dave
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Post by: dsk on November 24, 2015, 12:44:43 PM
Complete chaos on the roads today, several days of -10 deg C and rain during night.

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on November 24, 2015, 01:46:46 PM
It almost is painful reading about the weather moving in.  One nice thing I saw on the streets last night are the Christmas lights starting to appear here and there.  I guess i'll be getting out the LED's shortly.
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Post by: HarrySmith on November 24, 2015, 08:26:53 PM
Today's weather map.
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Post by: TelePlay on November 26, 2015, 07:59:27 AM
Today's weather map.

Harry, you have my sympathy . . .

Anyway, at first light this morning, I've discovered the 5 inches of snow we got last Friday is all gone. 50 degrees F and light rain over night melted it all away, but I still have the back ache from shoveling it.

This is the radar map for today. The "moisture" is moving from the south west to the north east so it looks like at least a 24 hour rain fall, at least down here in southeast Wisconsin, with the snow/freezing rain line staying out west.
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Post by: 19and41 on November 30, 2015, 04:01:41 PM
The daytime temperatures have gotten into the 70's.  The A/C where I work has failed and it is 79 in here.
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Post by: Duffy on December 01, 2015, 04:13:13 AM
The daytime temperatures have gotten into the 70's.  The A/C where I work has failed and it is 79 in here.

Oh my, you're going to melt. It's not good to work in that much heat. You better get out of there and go home. ;D
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Post by: DavePEI on December 05, 2015, 06:53:00 AM
Hi All:

Time for me to bring you up to date on what is happening currently on PEI.

Thursday, an inebriated driver drove into one off the main electrical transmission towers which serves the eastern end of PEI, collapsing it; the first in a chain of events which has affected us all on this end of PEI since then. The driver left the scene, but was apprehended later.

Power then was off for a little over 6 hours, while they repaired the tower and got power back on, here the outage lasted from 5:30 a.m. until 1.10 p.m.

When it finally came back on, I discovered our DSL modem had been toasted by the event, and it was well into Friday morning before Bell-Aliant got here to replace the modem. Bad enough to be without power for 6 hours +, but then to be without Internet after for 24 hours+!

Then Thursday night/Friday morning, a fast moving storm deposited ice on the lines, taking down power to well over 1/3 of the Island. So, back in the dark for us, though not as long as for some. Some are still in the dark.

Since then, our power had bounced on and off a total of nine times!

Unrelated to that was a fire at Bell-Aliant on North Street in Halifax knocked out 211, 311, 411, 511 and 911 information lines to over 140,000 Bell Aliant customers in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. This has since been resolved, but not a good time for these services to go down following the storm! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/telephone-network-problems-bell-aliant-1.3349292 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/telephone-network-problems-bell-aliant-1.3349292)

Here, not a huge amount of snow - much fell as freezing rain, but the further west on the Island you go, the higher percentage fell as snow. We are left with icy roads, and a couple of cm. of snow on the ground, much of which should melt today.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 05, 2015, 08:32:27 AM
Such damage, for the sake of a few drinks.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 05, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
Such damage, for the sake of a few drinks.
Yea, well he didn't cause the subsequent storm, but sure began the sequence of events which led to a few really inconvenient days for Islanders! I understand though he left the scene they got him quickly afterwards, and I hope they throw the book at him. Imagine the cost of replacing one of those towers and replacing the lines, not to mention the loss of revenue and inconvenience to at least a third of the province! The storm after was an act of God, but the first extended outage was the result of one man who shouldn't have been driving.

Update from CBC on the power restoration resulting from the subsequent storm:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-nb-power-electricty-1.3351890 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-nb-power-electricty-1.3351890)
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 12, 2015, 03:49:45 PM
Snow fell today here, about 4", bus drivers felt the need to stay at home and strand people who had been out shopping (myself included), left Ikea at about 3:30pm, got home at about 7:30pm, to travel 20 miles, on a bus, in 4" of snow........... ::)

Still, glad I wasn't on this particular bus, same route I was on when leaving to go to Ikea:

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/story/2015-12-12/double-decker-bus-catches-fire-with-passengers-reportedly-inside/

 :o
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Post by: Mr. Bones on December 12, 2015, 03:59:34 PM
Glad you're ok, bloke!

Looks like the bus is no more...

Best regards!
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 12, 2015, 04:04:08 PM
Yep, one more unreliable junk heap of a bus off the road, those double-deckers are just deathtraps, really have been put off them over these past couple of years, they overheat in 15 degree weather, they break down all the time, they leak, they smell, they are uncomfortable, they're loud, and if you're really unlucky, they do what that one did and catch fire... ::)

I prefer the Mercedes Benz Citaro buses, much nicer vehicles, but they've been moved to different routes... ::)
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Post by: DavePEI on December 12, 2015, 05:57:01 PM
Its Squatch season here again, at least once some snow falls and stays. I got my license today! Gonna find me a real woman!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 12, 2015, 06:34:50 PM
 :D
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Post by: 19and41 on December 12, 2015, 06:38:51 PM
Yep, one more unreliable junk heap of a bus off the road, those double-deckers are just deathtraps, really have been put off them over these past couple of years, they overheat in 15 degree weather, they break down all the time, they leak, they smell, they are uncomfortable, they're loud, and if you're really unlucky, they do what that one did and catch fire... ::)

I prefer the Mercedes Benz Citaro buses, much nicer vehicles, but they've been moved to different routes... ::)

Are the d/d's  Diesel or gasoline powered?  Our buses in the authority I work for are compressed natural gas powered.  They don't seem to light very easily, but when they backfire!!!
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Post by: Buzby on December 12, 2015, 06:58:07 PM
Yep, one more unreliable junk heap of a bus off the road, those double-deckers are just deathtraps, really have been put off them over these past couple of years, they overheat in 15 degree weather, they break down all the time, they leak, they smell, they are uncomfortable, they're loud, and if you're really unlucky, they do what that one did and catch fire... ::)

I prefer the Mercedes Benz Citaro buses, much nicer vehicles, but they've been moved to different routes... ::)

Are the d/d's  Diesel or gasoline powered?  Our buses in the authority I work for are compressed natural gas powered.  They don't seem to light very easily, but when they backfire!!!

They used to all be diesel, and I assume that's still the same. It's on a rural route, so no real need for city based green credentials.

ETA:

Seems to be a straight diesel engine, and diesel burns like a bugger. Bus is a Dennis Trident. Here is a picture of the bus before its sad demise*.





*Image is being used to comment on current news and is being reproduced under the notion of Fair Use. Copyright is attributed to owner of image.

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Post by: Buzby on December 12, 2015, 07:00:45 PM
......Meanwhile, here in Rhode Island, car tops are down and I'm running around in the garden like a big girl as I'm being chased by wasps and hornets.
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Post by: Fabius on December 12, 2015, 08:42:07 PM
Reached 63 F in Northern Indiana. We are all running around in our Daisy Duke shorts and tank tops. Who said that Global Warming is all bad?
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Post by: 19and41 on December 12, 2015, 09:07:32 PM
It's in the 70's here with heavy morning fogs.
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Post by: DNO on December 12, 2015, 09:15:48 PM
Yesterday in Toronto it was a record breaking 14C.  Last year, on the same day, the high was -3C and we had a snow fall of 17 cm.  I think I prefer this year's weather, although I can't help but feel that we'll pay for this later!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 12, 2015, 09:34:46 PM
Yesterday in Toronto it was a record breaking 14C.  Last year, on the same day, the high was -3C and we had a snow fall of 17 cm.  I think I prefer this year's weather, although I can't help but feel that we'll pay for this later!

My sentiments exactly...  but it will be 52 F Christmas day.  I used to live in Michigan, I can live with this as long as it comes.  ;D
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 13, 2015, 03:27:30 AM
Are the d/d's  Diesel or gasoline powered?  Our buses in the authority I work for are compressed natural gas powered.  They don't seem to light very easily, but when they backfire!!!

That particular one was Diesel powered (easy way to tell is it was still chugging along even when the electrics were burning), 4-Stroke diesel rather than the 2-strokers that are popular over that side of the pond, some of the better double-deckers owned by Go North East are hybrids (prius-style rather than proper Diesel-Electric traction like trains), and I think some of them are even LPG or CNG powered...

Bus is a Dennis Trident.

That explains it, most of the Dennis buses are scrap, they used to have a load of Dennis Darts on similar routes but recently scrapped the lot as they were just as unreliable (and falling to bits too, I remember being on one about three years ago where one of the doors decided to not be a part of the lower hinge assembly so was flapping in the breeze!!), I miss the old Leyland buses, my not have had great engines or transmissions, but they just kept on going, especially when they were upgraded with volvo engines...
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Post by: dsk on December 13, 2015, 10:59:17 AM
About -3 deg now.
dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on December 13, 2015, 01:16:27 PM
Are those the test rocks on the pond?   :D   Beautiful Pictures, they would make nice Christmas cards.
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Post by: dsk on December 13, 2015, 02:25:44 PM
It is not far from our street, (about 1 km / 1000 yds)  and the youngsters love to test the ice that way. And of course it is safer tan try to walk out there.
You may see open water under the old pine on the left.

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on December 13, 2015, 03:56:10 PM
I used to do it too.  It doesn't work too well when one becomes heavier than the rocks.  :D
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Post by: DavePEI on December 14, 2015, 03:14:02 PM
Ready for another blast of Winter on PEI. After a couple of weeks of pure green, we may be white after tomorrow! Lets hope there will still be power!

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A mix of snow and ice pellets with strong winds is expected Tuesday.

A winter storm will approach the Maritimes from the west tonight. Precipitation is expected to begin as snow tonight then become mixed with or change to ice pellets during the day Tuesday. Strong easterly winds are expected to develop across the province Tuesday afternoon.

Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres are forecast by early Tuesday evening with potentially higher amounts over western areas of the Island. Additional snowfall is also likely Tuesday night before tapering off Wednesday morning as the storms moves eastward.

Higher than normal water levels are expected Tuesday night along the north shore of Prince Edward Island.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 14, 2015, 03:29:10 PM
Ready for another blast of Winter on PEI. After a couple of weeks of pure green, we may be white after tomorrow! Lets hope there will still be power!

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A mix of snow and ice pellets with strong winds is expected Tuesday.

A winter storm will approach the Maritimes from the west tonight. Precipitation is expected to begin as snow tonight then become mixed with or change to ice pellets during the day Tuesday. Strong easterly winds are expected to develop across the province Tuesday afternoon.

Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres are forecast by early Tuesday evening with potentially higher amounts over western areas of the Island. Additional snowfall is also likely Tuesday night before tapering off Wednesday morning as the storms moves eastward.

Higher than normal water levels are expected Tuesday night along the north shore of Prince Edward Island.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm.
I wish I could trade places with you. It looks like we may have a rainy Christmas this year, for the 3rd year in a row now!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 14, 2015, 03:34:23 PM
Hope the weather takes it easy on all of us this year!
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Post by: DavePEI on December 14, 2015, 03:35:03 PM
I wish I could trade places with you. It looks like we may have a rainy Christmas this year, for the 3rd year in a row now!
Well, they are still saying we could have a green Christmas here. It all depends on the temperatures next week. Just like White Christmas happen less often for you, green Christmases are less common for us. To me, I love Green Christmases, because it means easy travel! We have one every 5 years or so...

After the winter we had last year, I would welcome it!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 14, 2015, 06:17:45 PM
I wish I could trade places with you. It looks like we may have a rainy Christmas this year, for the 3rd year in a row now!
Well, they are still saying we could have a green Christmas here. It all depends on the temperatures next week. Just like White Christmas happen less often for you, green Christmases are less common for us. To me, I love Green Christmases, because it means easy travel! We have one every 5 years or so...

After the winter we had last year, I would welcome it!
Actually, only until the last couple years, I can't remember a single Christmas without snow. I may be wrong on my numbers; I think we had snow for Christmas last year, but the year before we didn't.

Almost every year we have had at least one snowfall in November, including this year, then a lull until about mid or late December, then late December or early January we really get hit with a big snowstorm. Most years we get a light dusting overnight Christmas Eve, but now only a couple exceptions where snow came a few days after.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 15, 2015, 04:56:30 AM
Dave,

What does it look like on the ground, where you are? Looks like rain behind it so it won't last long, on the ground, that is.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 15, 2015, 05:39:18 AM
Dave,

What does it look like on the ground, where you are? Looks like rain behind it so it won't last long, on the ground, that is.
Hi John:

Still green to this point, but the snow hasn't yet started on this end of the Island. Snow is forecast to spread from west to east across Prince Edward Island this morning. But the forecast for this end of the Island is: Dec 15 2015 – 6:30 a.m, 1 c., 33.8 f. Snowfall warning in effect. Today, cloudy. Snow beginning this morning then changing to ice pellets this afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 near noon. High zero c., 32 f. Tonight, ice pellets changing to snow at times heavy early this evening then to rain showers or flurries after midnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature rising to plus 2 c., 35.6 f., by morning.

The West end of the Island is forecast to get a total of 40 cms or better. As a precaution, English and French Schools on PEI are CLOSED for the day. Just hope the power stays on!

Already a number of closures, delays, etc. are beginning to be reported as a result of the impending storm: http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/stormcentre/index.html?region=PE (http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/stormcentre/index.html?region=PE)
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Post by: Duffy on December 15, 2015, 08:49:52 AM
We are green here as well. Today is 8 C / 46 F with Drizzle rain and cloud cover.

 
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Post by: Jim S. on December 15, 2015, 11:12:17 AM
Headed off to work today @6:15 AM (for a school district)  The school kids were on a 2 hour delay as of 6:00. When I got to work (6:30) they updated it to a snow day. That means a free day off for me.
 Happy Snow day,
Jim S.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 15, 2015, 11:29:44 AM
I just took a quick picture outside of my Auto Shop at my school. It's chilly, but wet from the rain we've been getting and snow-free. :'(
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Post by: 19and41 on December 15, 2015, 05:05:33 PM
We don't have any snow to show off yet, but I saw something special on my after dinner walk here at work.

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Post by: DavePEI on December 16, 2015, 07:25:55 AM
We had good news from our storm yesterday. We remained warmer than forecast here, and the end result was a nasty day, alternating between freezing rain, Ice Crystals, rain, and little snow.

Yes, we have about an inch of snow on the ground over a very icy base, but other than a 10 minute spell at 6 pm last night, the power stayed on, with some power bumps during the peak of the storm. One warm day will clear it all away.

The temps here remained above zero c. (freezing point), and while the wind whipped and stirred it around a good little bit, for all the blowing and hype, it turned into almost a non-event. The further west on PEI one lived, the colder it was with increasing amounts of snow for those areas!

So, given some warm days in the forecast, we are still in the running for a green Christmas!

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas!
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Post by: DavePEI on December 16, 2015, 07:14:57 PM
I saw an interesting chart on the local CBC site today. As you know, we had one of the worst winters in History here last year, with over 19 feet of snow falling. BUT, Christmas Day last year was 100% green. The snow didn't start in earnest until mid-January, and from then on, we had a major snowstorm every two days.

Update: Today (Dec. 18) was 10 deg. c. and all the snow which fell the other day is now gone. Still on track for a green Christmas this year. Forecasts for Christmas day show similar temps! The odds of our having a green Xmas are getting better!

But here are the Christmas stats for the past 20 years (50/50)
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Post by: 19and41 on December 21, 2015, 10:19:19 PM
It is getting strange down here.  I wonder when the piper will demand payment.   ;)

http://www.wunderground.com/news/christmas-week-forecast-warm-east
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Post by: 19and41 on December 22, 2015, 01:32:12 PM
Here I guess is the first installment...  http://www.wunderground.com/US/GA/055.html#WAT
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Post by: Mr. Bones on December 22, 2015, 08:25:57 PM
19and41: I hope that you're at least elevated enough to keep your powder dry. If not, I strongly suggest an altitude adjustment. ;)

You will remain in my thoughts as this storm slowly drags its arse across your AO. BTDT. :o

Happy holidays, and best regards!
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Post by: HarrySmith on December 22, 2015, 09:16:52 PM
The local weather report I saw this morning informed me today was the first day of winter!
No snow in the forecast and the temp on Christmas day is forecasted to be 84-85 degrees!!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 22, 2015, 09:29:06 PM
Looks like only 78 here.  Strange doin's.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 23, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
We had a lightning stroke take down power around our facility and we had to go on generator power for about an hour.  It should be freezing to 40 degrees this time of year.
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Post by: dsk on December 25, 2015, 03:58:17 AM
We escaped from the green areas to Lillehammer, the pics are from Christmas eve.
During the evening, everything was washed away by the rain, but we had a perfect Christmas eve.
(this is when we celebrates in Norway)

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on December 25, 2015, 05:19:20 AM
Thanks for sharing the lovely scenery.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 25, 2015, 05:44:58 AM
Yup, pholks, it is again a pure green Christmas on PEI! Rain most of yesterday, temps around 10c, and today sunny, with temps around 6 deg. c., 42.8 f. Santa delivered using a Sea-doo. Great for travelling! It is set to cool down in the next few days, but now in the last 21 Christmases, we have had 11 green ones!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 25, 2015, 08:12:59 AM
65.3F this morning .  The rain has eased off and The birds and squirrels have come out and I can hear one singing. 
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Post by: andre_janew on December 25, 2015, 11:49:13 AM
Not nearly that warm here.  No snow here in Lawrence, Kansas either.  We do, however, have fog.  That is about it.
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Post by: Buzby on December 25, 2015, 11:56:49 AM
My thermometer is a hair under 62°, and I'm in shorts and a t-shirt as I enjoy a Christmas drink under the warmth of the sun here in New England.
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Post by: Doug Rose on December 25, 2015, 12:54:18 PM
Agreed ......63 in Framingham, although there are no shorts....but a glass of Christmas Cheer....or two.  ::)

Merry Christmas to all my friends on the Forum....Doug
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Post by: AE_Collector on December 26, 2015, 12:54:37 AM
Yup, pholks, it is again a pure green Christmas on PEI! Rain most of yesterday, temps around 10c, and today sunny, with temps around 6 deg. c., 42.8 f. Santa delivered using a Sea-doo. Great for travelling!

Sorry you are having such a boring Christmas there as far as the weather is concerned Dave. Just to make things feel a bit more seasonal for you, here is a flashback......

Terry
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Post by: TelePlay on December 26, 2015, 05:28:11 PM
Sorry you are having such a boring Christmas there as far as the weather is concerned Dave. Just to make things feel a bit more seasonal for you, here is a flashback......

Terry, I remember that picture the first time around.

Over the past two weeks here in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. we have had 23 inches of snow. Fortunately, or unfortunately for some, it fell in its liquid form and either ran downhill or just soaked in somewhere. That would be about two and a half inches of rain in 14 days and my snow blower is still sitting in its storage shed, all ready to go, but it doesn't work well with water.

The freeze line of every storm that came through so far, except for one in early November when we got about 4 inches of snow, has stayed 100 miles to the north of here. A friend in northern Wisconsin has about a half foot on the ground today. But, then, they are so far north they have snow on the ground every day of the year except for 2 or 3 in mid July when they send their winter parkas to the dry cleaners and can get away wearing  their summer parkas for those few days of summer.

I have no doubt my snow blower will come in handy next year, January through half of March.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 26, 2015, 06:13:32 PM
Just want to show you the horrible Winter weather we are getting on Boxing Day 2015.....
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Post by: 19and41 on December 26, 2015, 07:48:33 PM
Absoloutely miserable.   ;D
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Post by: Buzby on December 26, 2015, 07:57:47 PM
Just want to show you the horrible Winter weather we are getting on Boxing Day 2015.....

It always gets worse on Boxing Day.

That must be at least a couple of inches of grass you've had there.  ;)
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Post by: DavePEI on December 26, 2015, 08:04:46 PM


It always gets worse on Boxing Day.

That must be at least a couple of inches of grass you've had there.  ;)
We almost broke out the lawn mower! :)
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Post by: TelePlay on December 27, 2015, 07:20:32 PM
Just want to show you the horrible Winter weather we are getting on Boxing Day 2015.....

Dave,

How about now, the day after Boxing Day? Got snow tonight?
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Post by: DavePEI on December 27, 2015, 07:52:44 PM

Dave,

How about now, the day after Boxing Day? Got snow tonight?
Yep! Snow started this morning, and we have a few cm. down on the ground now.. Not too bad, though!
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Post by: Buzby on December 27, 2015, 08:44:21 PM

Dave,

How about now, the day after Boxing Day? Got snow tonight?
Yep! Snow started this morning, and we have a few cm. down on the ground now.. Not too bad, though!

That's got you out of mowing that lawn.  ;)
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Post by: dsk on December 28, 2015, 03:27:29 AM
We got a tiny white layer yesterday, but as a relative said, let the cat out and sneeze at the stairs and its free ow snow :-)
dsk
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Post by: TelePlay on December 28, 2015, 09:49:55 AM
SNOW DAY!

Watching the local TV stations all day yesterday, one would think we were on the brink of extinction. Well, maybe we are but the over-snow-cast was near unbearable. They said it would start at 6:00 AM. Well, it's 9 AM and just light snow with wind blowing it around. What you see below is moving due north so whatever snow we get this morning may be washed away this afternoon.

I'm on the north edge of the blue right now as the snow approached Milwaukee.

Well, looks like contrary to what the TV weather bobble heads are saying, we have a good chance of still being around tomorrow. They tell us to expect the worse rather than report what has happened - not worth watching, at least not without a bottle of Jack handy.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 29, 2015, 03:57:57 PM
Wow, the weather bobbleheads were wrong, again. All day yesterday, about every 2-3 hours, they revised the anticipated snow fall - UP!!!

They were guessing 1-3" in my area. Wrong! Had to get the snowblower out 3 times yesterday and once again this morning after it quit for good.

So, the map on the left shows snow cover at 7 AM Monday morning; the map on the right show snow cover at 7 AM Tuesday morning.

On the left, Milwaukee is brown, no snow. On the right, Milwaukee is purple, the 16" to 24" snow cover range. Yup, the weather geeks were wrong, again (but they still got paid).
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 29, 2015, 10:14:06 PM
I remember 1-3 inches was predicted, but we ended up getting something like 6 or 7! I was going to snowblow yesterday, but a pulley driving the auger was shot, and we had to buy a replacement this morning. My dad pulled out his 1950 Ford 8N last night and plowed enough to get by for a day. I'll have to polish out the rest of the driveway with the fixed snowblower tomorrow.
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Post by: dsk on December 30, 2015, 09:06:53 AM
At the edge between snow and rain today.
dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on December 30, 2015, 09:39:59 AM
More rain, 'til tomorrow morning and 63F.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 30, 2015, 03:58:40 PM
My dad got a drone for Christmas, and he's spend the better part of the time since Christmas giving it test flights. It records 2.7k video, and takes high-res pictures as well. He decided to fly it today after our first real snowstorm of the season, and it took some really good pictures and video at over 500 feet above our house!

Here are some pictures, which may be compressed after being uploaded through the forum. You can see one facing south, and another facing northeast.

The videos look twice as good! My sister was watching some kids again, and you can see them running around with the dogs.

https://youtu.be/N6Fv50iA5M4

https://youtu.be/gzaftvszZyY
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Post by: compubit on December 30, 2015, 06:21:28 PM
Cool videos! I'd love a drone, but living "inside the beltway", most of the airspace is restricted...

Jim
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 30, 2015, 08:53:48 PM
Cool videos! I'd love a drone, but living "inside the beltway", most of the airspace is restricted...

Jim
Thanks!

It would still be interesting for out-of-state road trips or vacations. Not much to film around here during the winter, but it should be interesting in spring and summer!
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Post by: 19and41 on December 31, 2015, 10:40:35 AM
Looks like the rain will let up some today.

http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/gmc13774720151229015100.jpg
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Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2015, 10:57:21 AM
Remember my set of photos taken on Dec. 26th? Here it is 5 days later....
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Post by: dsk on January 03, 2016, 04:19:10 PM
Strange colors here in Hakadal, Norway today.

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 03, 2016, 05:04:34 PM
Just lots of rain here in the UK, a lot of places flooded out too, one of the benefits to living on a hill, but gotta feel sorry for those who have been flooded out over christmas & new year...
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Post by: dsk on January 16, 2016, 03:24:46 PM
We have had some days with as low as -20 deg C  (-4F) but today the sun was bright and when we went out it was -10 (14F) and still raising. The first pictures from the woods. (My first trip with snowshoes this winter) and the last 2  a view from our house. It has been to cold for outdoors life lately, so I had to compensate, and make lunch on our  (And Norway's only) Coleman 426B white gas stove.  A great feeling.    ;)

dsk
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on January 16, 2016, 04:08:16 PM
DSK, those are some beautiful photos, and it looks like a great place to go snowshoeing.

A few weeks ago there was a prediction in our area of "snow showers" and as I came down the mountain from the upper part of our neighborhood, it was pretty obvious that the southern part of Colorado Springs was getting a pretty hefty snow fall while the folks on the northern end of town were getting nothing at all.

My cell phone camera is not much of a camera (it is not much of a cell phone either!), but it was all I had on me at the time, and I thought it was worth trying to capture.

Nick
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Post by: 19and41 on January 16, 2016, 04:44:50 PM
Beautiful pics, each of you.  It was sunny and into the 50s today here and I got to take the lights down and use the mower to mulch the leaves that were left and strung a outdoor antenna for my console radio.
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Post by: compubit on January 16, 2016, 06:37:44 PM
It was sunny and (according to the car thermometer) 82 here in Melbourne, Florida. (Miserable for me inJanuary...)

I should be heading home to DC, but work got in the way...  Now it's Tuesday...

Jim
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 22, 2016, 11:43:01 AM
Hmmm, no new updates here...

Maybe everyone in the east has no power today & phone lines/internet is down?

Terry
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Post by: dsk on January 22, 2016, 12:24:36 PM
-21 here this morning.
dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 22, 2016, 12:32:25 PM
+6.5 Celsius, no snow, no ice, just piddling rain... :-\
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Post by: jsowers on January 22, 2016, 01:10:03 PM
Hmmm, no new updates here...

Maybe everyone in the east has no power today & phone lines/internet is down?

Terry

No, Terry, it's a big fat dud so far and not picture-worthy. All that snow the TV forecasters were calling for in the Piedmont Triad part of NC failed to materialize and we got maybe an inch or two of snow, followed by sleet and freezing rain. Not many power outages yet, but I have that eventuality taken care of, just in case it happens.

My power was off Wednesday afternoon while Duke Energy trimmed trees leading to the neighbor across the street's house, next to her power lines. I got my trusty charged up XP laptop out and hooked up the phone line and my dialup account still works! I got broadband in November and one of the reasons I stayed so long with dialup is the previous ISP, the local Telco, took it away after promising I could have both. It only happened because I changed my appointment date. I kept my analog phone line too since I don't own a cell phone. So everything worked slowly, but it worked.

I hope the storm is the same dud when it gets to Virginia and Washington, DC where a foot of snow has been predicted. Let it NOT snow.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 22, 2016, 01:25:26 PM
Thunderstorms last night, rain today.  We are riding the edge of the freeze line and it is 20 to 30 miles north of us. 
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Post by: Buzby on January 22, 2016, 01:41:00 PM
Our prediction for snow is 1-3", although that hasn't stopped the bread and milk aisles being decimated. The weather folks here keep mentioning that if the storm tracks 25-50 miles north, then it's snowmageddon.

I'm prepared though. Beer fridge is stocked, I've made dough for pizza, generator is fueled up and ready to go and the snow blower is on the tractor.
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Post by: compubit on January 22, 2016, 03:56:45 PM
Just got home from work and the grocery store - so far about 2-3 cm here in the DC area (South Arlington). Have chili fixings for tonight and a ham in the fridge. Several programs downloaded to the pad for viewing if the power goes out.  I'm good if snowed in for a couple of days (plus a basement full of phones to play with...).

Jim
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Post by: TelePlay on January 22, 2016, 05:21:27 PM
This is the snow cover map from this morning. Will be interesting to see how the dark blue and purple deep snow band moves toward and maybe over DC.

Radar, second image below, show the snow just entering the DC area, could snow for 20 days and 20 nights, or so it seems based on what the national bobble head weather reporters have been saying for over a day now  . . .
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Post by: TelePlay on January 23, 2016, 09:35:10 AM
One day later, seems the low pressure cell has stalled right over DC, no movement at all except for the counter clockwise spinning in place bringing more moisture in from the ocean to turn to snow over the greater DC area.

They updated the snow cover map this morning showing the deep snow area extended over the greater DC area.

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Post by: compubit on January 23, 2016, 01:24:00 PM
Close to (if not over) 2 feet here in Arlington, VA.  Out the back door...

I'm not going anywhere today (except for a snow party at my neighbor's home this evening).

Jim
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Post by: JorgeAmely on January 23, 2016, 04:30:45 PM
It is 50 degrees F here in the Republik. Trimming rose bushes during the morning.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 23, 2016, 04:39:55 PM
Trimming rose bushes during the morning.
Mr. Attention-To-Detail, at it again! ;)
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Post by: HarrySmith on January 23, 2016, 05:53:29 PM
Today is bright sunshine and 65 degrees! This is the reason people live in South Florida! Tonight it is supposed to be down close to 40! With the wind chill it might be at freezing!
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Post by: Sargeguy on January 23, 2016, 10:16:19 PM
Looks like we'll get about 6-8 inches here in Providence.  The stuff looks fairly light so it shouldn't take too long to shovel out and make my way to Dunkin' Donuts for my morning iced coffee.
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Post by: Buzby on January 23, 2016, 10:26:50 PM
Looks like we'll get about 6-8 inches here in Providence.  The stuff looks fairly light so it shouldn't take too long to shovel out and make my way to Dunkin' Donuts for my morning iced coffee.

I'd say I have about 8" of the white stuff out here in Foster/Glocester at the moment.

Hopefully it's done it's stuff and I can blast off the drive in the morning.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 23, 2016, 10:45:19 PM
It's supposed to warm up to 60 by next weekend.  I wish it would stay nice enough to finish my antenna.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 26, 2016, 02:03:52 PM
It's 58 degrees today, and we are waiting on the next band of rainstorms to pass over this evening.  Maybe I can rinse off the remnants of the brine on my truck from the ice control the end of last week.  Salt corrosion has been a rare commodity around here.  It's easy to spot a northern vehicle by the missing areas in their car and truck bodies.  Or as they pass through to Florida looking like saltines.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Buzby on February 05, 2016, 01:49:37 PM
Currently under 10" of snow so far.

To think that on Thursday, the weather folks were saying we'd perhaps get a dusting. There's multiple power outages here, so I'm listening to the thrum of the generator for the time being.

I've also attempted to do my good deed for the day. Looking out of the kitchen window, I could see one of the local feral cats struggling across the garden. I dug a path down to it, and it gladly took the escape route and is now hiding under the deck. Poor thing is a ball of fluff, and it is heavy with snow.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on February 05, 2016, 01:58:58 PM
Poor cat, I'd bring it indoors and let it warm up with food & water (of course, that's the thought in the mind, trying to pick up & carry a feral cat in reality, totally different thing altogether, usually involving bloodshed!!)... :-\
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Post by: 19and41 on February 05, 2016, 02:07:30 PM
It's a good Thing to do a good turn by such a creature.
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Post by: Fabius on February 05, 2016, 03:04:24 PM
so far about 2-3 cm here in the DC area (South Arlington).

2-3 cm? Are you talking about cell signal strength? cm = cellular modulation?
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Post by: DavePEI on February 26, 2016, 03:02:04 PM
Last year: "48 cm of snow so far in this weekend's blizzard on PEI. Roads, most businesses, and the Confederation Bridge are completely closed, and the storm continues on with very high winds, snow and blowing snow, and plows are off the roads due to lack of visibility. Once again, our car is gone, and our truck barely visible."

This year: err, where's the lawn mower?

First photo - our driveway

2nd photo: the last remaining snow on the property, the remnants of the pile where we have been shoving all the snow this year! That Little lump of snow was 6 feet high last week.

Sigh. I am sure there will be more before spring is really here!
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Post by: 19and41 on February 26, 2016, 05:07:36 PM
I can live with a gentle winter quite nicely, thank you.   ;)
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Post by: andre_janew on February 26, 2016, 06:05:16 PM
Here in Kansas, there can be snow on April 1st.  It is Mother Nature's way of playing an April Fools Day joke on us.  Fortunately, the snow is gone the next day!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on February 26, 2016, 08:16:40 PM
I was stationed at Ft. Riley for 3 1/2 years,  I agree the weather can be tough.  Especially camping out in it.   ;)
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Post by: 19and41 on March 05, 2016, 10:56:45 PM
I just checked next weeks forecast.  79F here Thursday.  I can only hope it isn't proportionately hotter this next summer.
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Post by: Phonesrfun on March 06, 2016, 02:21:50 AM
Tonight, March 5th at 11:20pm in SE Washington State, I have 68 degrees.  Weird.  Also 40 mph winds tonight.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on March 06, 2016, 08:47:55 AM
This is just a strange winter.  The birds and beasts are having a party though.  They don't look for the catch, they just take it as it comes.    :D
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Post by: Contempra on March 06, 2016, 02:18:22 PM
here where i am, we had 3 sunny days . no snow ..
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Post by: WesternElectricBen on March 06, 2016, 10:34:13 PM
58° today in Minnesota, I even scored a ride in a 1930 T bucket coupe with a 327 Chevy engine from the neighbor.

Ben
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Post by: Duffy on March 07, 2016, 02:38:00 AM
58° today in Minnesota, I even scored a ride in a 1930 T bucket coupe with a 327 Chevy engine from the neighbor.

Ben

Now that's a car I'd like to see a picture of.  :)

Doug
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Post by: TelePlay on March 08, 2016, 07:35:26 AM
This is just a strange winter.  The birds and beasts are having a party though.  They don't look for the catch, they just take it as it comes.    :D

Yes it is, a bit on the warm side thanks to the jet stream and whatever else kept the cold and snow to the north, but I still have strong memories of winter a few years ago when it was below zero for weeks in a row and Lake Michigan froze over on calm mornings. And then a few years before that when we got a record snow fall and the snow blower came out several times a week. So, on average, I guess everything is normal. Even DavePEI got a break after last year's dumpers.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 08, 2016, 10:24:26 AM
Even DavePEI got a break after last year's dumpers.
Sure did! Even though we got a nit of a snow/wind event last weekend, it was minor, and we are pretty well back in a snow free condition again.

Even the wildlife predicted the weather. While we usually have Black Ducks who over-winter, a large number of Canada Geese stayed over winter, and they normally abandon us for the warmer south! Those that did go are migrating North now, about a month earlier than normal!

Just for fun, here is a photo we took in the midst of Saturday's storm of the geese foraging in a field near here. Thankfully, all that snow in the photo is gone today, and if I wasn't too lazy to go out, I could take a photo of a flock right across the road from our house!

It is funny, they work a field in a line, working their way from one end to the other harvesting whatever they can find.

Second photo taken through the front window of our house, but they are too far across the field to see well. [Wharf Rat is my personal watermark derived from the Wharf Rat van I built Mom and Dad in the late 70s and also nearby Brush Wharf]
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Post by: AE_Collector on March 08, 2016, 11:12:40 AM
a large number of Canada Geese stayed over winter, and they normally abandon us for the warmer south! Those that did go are migrating North now, about a month earlier than normal!i

Yes the high exchange rate between the US and Cdn $ is messing up the winter plans of many Canadians. And the cost of fruit and vegetables that we import from warmer climates (such as the southern US) through our winter is making it expensive to live at home as well. Good to see that us Canadian humans aren't the only ones who just dont know which way to turn.

Terry
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Post by: 19and41 on March 08, 2016, 11:22:13 AM
I also noticed the squirrels here only only made a small and incomplete color change in their coats.  They usually go from brown to gray. 
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Fabius on March 08, 2016, 11:39:21 AM
Winter in retreat. Central Michigan (Canadian Lakes)
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 08, 2016, 06:05:37 PM
Got home from work at 4PM today...60 degrees.

Replaced my flag on the front porch. Really cool 13 colony very well made, thick cotton. Yard sale find and it has a brother for future use!

Replaced one speaker wire on the porch stereo system, wrap around porch four Bose speakers. Plugged in the receiver....Sounds great, especially with a beer....okay two! But I kept on working.

I trimmed the honeysuckle on the end of the porch that I always say I am going to do before it blooms.

Replace Solar Batteries in my garden lights.

No snow, 70s tomorrow. Just getting dark now. Spring is in the air!!!.

Time for a shower. I done good!..Doug
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2016, 08:07:45 AM
An interesting comparison; last year, vs. this year. March 17, 2015; March 17, 2016. Last year to this date, we had had 17 feet accumulated snowfall, and the firs photo is a photo I took out the dining room window as Linda prospected for cars. Next photo is today, no snow, but with flurries forecast for later today and a possible snow event forecast for tomorrow....
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Post by: TelePlay on March 17, 2016, 09:37:08 PM
An interesting comparison; . . .

 . . . and a composite of both photos, just for fun! A reenactment this year of last year, if you will . . .   ;)
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Post by: DavePEI on March 17, 2016, 09:42:56 PM
An interesting comparison; . . .

 . . . and a composite of both photos, just for fun! A reenactment this year of last year, if you will . . .   ;)
Ha! I will show that to her in the morning! Linda has had flashbacks ever since that day! (really, she froze in place last March 17th, and I finally found her there today!) Hate to say it, but they are saying we may get a storm on the weekend.... Hope it is rain!
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Post by: 19and41 on March 17, 2016, 10:00:32 PM
When I lived in Utah, we would get all kinds of snow.  I remember The newspaper cartoonist had a picture of 2 cars passing in opposite directions, one with the beautiful people with skis on the roof, driving to the mountains. The other had reg'lar folks driving home with snow shovels on their roof. That was the winter before the big flood in the Wasatch front.
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Post by: DavePEI on March 21, 2016, 05:08:33 PM
Ha! Just when we thought we had it beat!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 22, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
I was doing some work in the garden today, was quite "warm" too (about 8° Celsius), but I did have my fire pit going to burn off some garden waste from last year to add warmth... ;D

Not really any chance of more snow this month looking at the predictions on Weather Underground, but, stranger things have happened, like the heatwave in late March 2012 which coincided with a rather large coronal mass ejection from the sun hitting this blue marble, even having snow in May one year... ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on March 22, 2016, 05:07:57 PM
It was warm for about a week here, and now it is nice and sunny and in the 40's in the morning, rising to about 65 in the afternoon.  We have pollen enough to look like light snow. 
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Post by: TelePlay on April 02, 2016, 09:02:04 AM
Woke up this morning, first mistake, opened the window curtains, second mistake, and discovered two inches of brand new fresh powder snow everywhere. Thought it  was April Fools day, third mistake. Went back to bed hopping out was a bad dream, it wasn't. High today and for the next few days is below freezing. The robins will be going hungry for a few days.
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Post by: 19and41 on April 02, 2016, 09:11:26 AM
Heavy rains through here the last 2 days.  Lots of flooding across the state.  I'm thankful I live on relatively high ground.  I hope this has about finished off the pollen storms.
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Post by: TelePlay on April 02, 2016, 06:26:04 PM
Woke up this morning, first mistake, opened the window curtains, second mistake, and discovered two inches of brand new fresh powder snow everywhere. Thought it  was April Fools day, third mistake. Went back to bed hopping out was a bad dream, it wasn't. High today and for the next few days is below freezing. The robins will be going hungry for a few days.

Wish I had taken my camera along. Spent the night in Stevens Point. When we went to bed about 11 pm, the skies were clear, the stars bright. Woke up to find 4" on my car and the ground around it and I only had dress shoes with me (and then wet socks). All I have is this 8 am snow cover map showing the heavy dump of snow in north central Wisconsin last night.
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Post by: Phonesrfun on April 02, 2016, 10:01:23 PM
75 and gorgeous her in SE Washington State.  Unfortunately, lots of pollen too.  Ahh Choo!



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Post by: AE_Collector on April 02, 2016, 10:31:59 PM
75 and gorgeous her in SE Washington State.  Unfortunately, lots of pollen too.  Ahh Choo!

I was going to mention the Pacific NorthWest weather earlier but didn't want to ruin their fun. It has been quite the week here since Easter. I like hearing the locations that hit new record highs for the same day in history. Usually a new record is set by a half degree or mabe a full degree. Two days ago we had a city set a new record high by 9 degrees...CELSIUS! (16F)

Terry
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on April 03, 2016, 11:38:54 AM
After a month or so of very spring-like weather where many days were nice and warm with a couple snow storms mixed in, Easter brought us a surprise.

Well, the more moisture, the fewer fires I guess.

Nick   
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Post by: TelePlay on April 09, 2016, 12:49:20 AM
This was taken during my morning drive into work, Friday April 8th, 2016 at 7:30 AM and it snowed off and on all day long. Pretty but pretty late in the year . . .  22 degrees F here right now at 10 pm and the grass is covered with about a half inch of new snow - the Robbins will be going hungry for a few days.
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Post by: Phonesrfun on April 09, 2016, 01:39:13 AM
This was taken during my morning drive into work, Friday April 8th, 2016 at 7:30 AM and it snowed off and on all day long. Pretty but pretty late in the year . . .  22 degrees F here right now at 10 pm and the grass is covered with about a half inch of new snow - the Robbins will be going hungry for a few days.


That's about all the snow we got all season long this last winter.  It has been really screwy here. 
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Post by: 19and41 on April 09, 2016, 07:45:02 AM
The robins and mockingbirds are out in force down here.  40s in the mornings and 70s in the afternoon.
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Post by: dsk on April 28, 2016, 01:36:06 PM
We had a little snow at home earlier this week, but the spring is just around the corner, and we try to open up the connections between East and west:  http://tinyurl.com/j8z7gaf (http://tinyurl.com/j8z7gaf)
I did not find a way to download this video, so I really hope the lin works for a while.
dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 28, 2016, 02:14:14 PM
It's been snowing pretty much every day for the past week here, not settling on the ground though (except for yesterday morning, but that melted within a couple of hours), spring started then winter came back over here... ???
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Post by: 19and41 on April 28, 2016, 02:42:13 PM
The big pollen is about done here.  I keep seeing little robin egg blue shells about and young squirrels all over.
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on April 28, 2016, 09:39:33 PM
Every year the weather messes with us.  Lots of very spring-like weather and then...more snow.
On Easter we had quite a bit.
Had several very nice periods since then with some snow mixed in here and there.
Now, on the 28th of April they are forecasting 5-8" of snow over the next couple of days!

(Edit:  We are at 7100 ft above sea level on the eastern face of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.)
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Post by: dsk on April 29, 2016, 12:43:39 AM
When I went to bed, it was spring, but 06:30 this morning:
dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on April 29, 2016, 08:12:21 AM
It looks like winter's hanging on there!
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Post by: TelePlay on May 14, 2016, 02:51:10 PM
No biggie, I guess, but with it being 37-39 degrees F here this morning, there were a few snow flakes in the air at times from 10 am to noon. Nothing stuck but it was not what I call a beautiful spring (mid May) morning.  :-\ Cold again tomorrow with a high in the mid 40s F.
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Post by: dsk on October 06, 2016, 04:10:01 AM
This is the second night with freezing temperatures during the night, so the winter might be right around the corner.
On the other hand this has been the statistical longest summer in the Oslo area ever, we have had more than 100 summer days per definition. (definition: days witch the maximum temperature reaches at least 20 deg C)

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on October 06, 2016, 09:15:01 AM
Fall seems to be coming on fast here, but the summer has been so dry, it looks like the trees are calling it quits a bit sooner.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on October 06, 2016, 09:48:19 AM
Fall seems to be coming on fast here, but the summer has been so dry, it looks like the trees are calling it quits a bit sooner.
Are you having a dry Fall?

We sure aren't in Wisconsin. It's been raining non-stop for the past 2 weeks! That may turn into snow pretty soon... :o
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Post by: twocvbloke on October 06, 2016, 10:32:06 AM
Still relatively mild here in Blighty, temperatures up to about 18 degrees Celsius in most places (barely scraping 14C here), we may (and this is based on extremely loose guesstimates) have a couple of weeks of warm weather again at some point, but we shall see... :)

Of course, the usual annual boy crying wolf "weather predictions" have been published in some of the daily papers, saying that we'll have "the worst winter yet on record", and apparently it'll be "in 6 weeks time", but it's the same rags printing the same story every year, and it never holds true, because it's just plucked out of thin air and given approval to be printed without actually fact-checking first... ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on October 07, 2016, 08:45:20 AM
Are you having a dry Fall?

We sure aren't in Wisconsin. It's been raining non-stop for the past 2 weeks! That may turn into snow pretty soon... :o

So far it's dry and the days range into the mid 80's F.  It's been a pretty dry summer.  Any wet weather is influenced by the storm activity further south toward the equator,  All the predictors saying we were to be overwhelmed by many hurricanes are still back at the drawing board.  Matthew is the only major event nearby this year, and it's influence here is expected to be low.  It's wreaked havoc in the Caribbean though.
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on October 07, 2016, 11:11:26 AM
We are starting to see changes here, but we really don't know what to expect!  We moved from the mountains of Colorado to Tucson, Arizona at the beginning of August and the whole climate is new to us.

I spoke with a friend from our old neighborhood in Colorado a couple days ago and he has already seen freezing temperatures at his place...the lowest we have seen here is 57F.  Today it is predicted to be 92 with a low of 69!  This is very new and strange to us - but we are enjoying it!

Having a photovoltaic solar array on the roof has makes it easier not to stress about running the air conditioning a lot.

It is kind of fun to be in a new region where the weather, the flora and the fauna are all new and mysterious.

Nick
(Nick in Manitou Tucson)
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Post by: dsk on October 07, 2016, 12:00:18 PM
We are starting to see changes here, but we really don't know what to expect!  We moved from the mountains of Colorado to Tucson, Arizona at the beginning of August and the whole climate is new to us.

I spoke with a friend from our old neighborhood in Colorado a couple days ago and he has already seen freezing temperatures at his place...the lowest we have seen here is 57F.  Today it is predicted to be 92 with a low of 69!  This is very new and strange to us - but we are enjoying it!

Having a photovoltaic solar array on the roof has makes it easier not to stress about running the air conditioning a lot.

It is kind of fun to be in a new region where the weather, the flora and the fauna are all new and mysterious.

Nick
(Nick in Manitou Tucson)
It was comfortable, and we felt well in the het when we visited Phoenix this summer, but home is home! So I do the best of our weather here, not bad but colder, maybe 20 deg C (68F) directly in the sun today. Just now 16 deg C (61F)

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on October 31, 2016, 07:34:14 PM
The trees are really starting to shed their leaves and needles.  It is still in the mid eighties farenheit daily.   I used to dread having to take up the pine needles as they were so hard to burn.  I worked out a way to burn them fast, hot and without smoke and little residue.  Now If I could work that out for the leaves as well.
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Post by: Pourme on October 31, 2016, 07:57:52 PM
I saw this and said to myself..."It's not time for "Let it snow". again!

A;though I know it has already snowed in some places!
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Post by: twocvbloke on October 31, 2016, 09:48:19 PM
No snow predicted for us just yet, plenty of predictions for rain, rain and more rain though... ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on October 31, 2016, 10:00:31 PM
Have to maintain that image!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on October 31, 2016, 10:38:34 PM
I know Summer is officially over when I see this:
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Post by: 19and41 on October 31, 2016, 11:19:17 PM
 ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on November 05, 2016, 01:58:28 AM
Dave,

Getting close. Are the plows and shovels ready?
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Post by: dsk on November 05, 2016, 04:17:08 AM
I just woke up to this:
dsk
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Post by: compubit on November 05, 2016, 10:09:14 AM
I just woke up to this:
dsk

Nice View!
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Post by: AE_Collector on November 06, 2016, 12:02:17 AM
Must be old pictures from the 1950's...... they are in Black and White!

Terry
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Post by: 19and41 on November 06, 2016, 08:13:37 AM
With the accent on the white!  :)
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Post by: DavePEI on November 06, 2016, 08:29:33 AM
Dave,

Getting close. Are the plows and shovels ready?
We took a vote, and no-one wants it this year. None so far, any way....
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Post by: dsk on November 06, 2016, 09:02:46 AM
The plow went trough here yesterday, struggling pretty much due to half the road is dug up to lay fiber. So within a few months we will probably (hopefully) have a stable internet.

And I have shuffled a lot of snow :-)

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 06, 2016, 02:20:20 PM
There was a brief snow shower here this morning, nothing of consequence though, it'd been raining previously so it all just melted on contact with the ground, but apparently Tuesday night might have some snowfall that results in laying snow, we shall see though...  ;D
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Post by: dsk on November 12, 2016, 05:54:20 AM
-14 deg C  :)

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 12, 2016, 06:13:49 AM
Forgot to mention, tuesday night/wednesday morning, we got snow, was mostly gone by mid-afternoon though...  ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on November 12, 2016, 08:06:54 AM
We still have temps in the upper 70s F, dry weather and wild fires covering the Atlanta area with smoky air.
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Post by: Contempra on November 12, 2016, 12:34:51 PM
Hi to all . Well , we are not hurry to get snow  .. where i am , we have no snow or slush .. and i'm in Quebec , sure , depending where you are in Quebec , some people have snow ..Have a great day to all ;)
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Post by: 19and41 on November 17, 2016, 05:31:16 PM
It was announced today that with 24 straight weeks with no rain we are in a drought with no more car washing nor other frivolous water usage.  I guess our snow will be cancelled this year too.

Sorry, it was 31 days without measurable precip.  That's still mighty dry.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/governor-declares-level-2-drought-response-in-georgia/468102657
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Post by: TelePlay on November 17, 2016, 06:11:58 PM
. . . I guess our snow will be cancelled this year too.

You wish . . .

Did my magic today to keep all snow away from my area for at least one to two months. Cut the lawn, put the lawn mower into winter storage mode, changed the oil in my snow blower, gassed it up and it started on first pull. Put it into the shed ready for use . . .

The magic is, every year I do this early (68 F here today with sunny skies), the snow blower does not need to be used until, say, next year. Had I not switched over today, we'd have a foot of snow by Saturday and I'd be changing oil in slush and cold, windy finger freezing weather.

No rain? Apparently, you haven't washed your car within the past 24 weeks . . .  ;)

BTW: Blizzard warnings out for South Dakota and Nebraska today . . .
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Post by: TelePlay on November 18, 2016, 01:50:31 AM
Went down to the dungeon tonight to try and find something (success!) but while looking, turned on the radio and what to my wondering ears did I hear? None stop Christmas Music on our local high powered FM radio station. This year starting one week before Thanksgiving . . .

And it's still snowing in Nebraska and South Dakota . . .    'tis the season, I guess.
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 18, 2016, 01:55:54 AM
Light dusting here this morning, though I'm sure if I look at one of the daily rag websites, there'll be horror stories of abandoned cars and overturned cars in ditches, always is after a light dusting over here... ::)

Did my magic today to keep all snow away from my area for at least one to two months. Cut the lawn, put the lawn mower into winter storage mode, changed the oil in my snow blower, gassed it up and it started on first pull. Put it into the shed ready for use . . .

I have my own method, I just own winter boots, presently so disused it looks like a spider has set up home in one of them...  ;D

The winter before I got them it was pretty snowy, the winters that have followed since, barely anything of any consequence, so I guess for as long as the boots are on standby, there'll be no call to use 'em...  ;D
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Post by: AE_Collector on November 18, 2016, 11:35:34 AM
That spider might factor into the anti-snow weather prognostication though. If he has been holed up in there long enough and by now happens to be "armed", you might get into a shootout if you were to need your boots suddenly. This fact could offset the anti-snow "winter boots at the ready" effect.

I am waiting for pictures from John of all his neighbours yards buried in snow while his yard is still green and dry due to his recently serviced and ready to go snow blower standing by!

Just one heck of a lot of rain here in GreatercVancouver with relatively mild temperatures that are making it to 9-11C (48-52F) each day now.

Terry

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Post by: TelePlay on November 18, 2016, 12:09:45 PM
I am waiting for pictures from John of all his neighbours yards buried in snow while his yard is still green and dry due to his recently serviced and ready to go snow blower standing by!

Just one heck of a lot of rain here in GreatercVancouver with relatively mild temperatures that are making it to 9-11C (48-52F) each day now.

I wished it worked that way!

And while they have 8-16 inches of solid rain in Nebraska and South Dakota this morning, like you Terry, we have rain on our green grass in Wisconsin, and I just heard a bit of thunder while my neighbor cuts their lawn (and now we have a downpour with pea sized hail - does that count as snow?)

BTW, Terry, looks a bit white to the east of you . . .
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Post by: DavePEI on November 18, 2016, 01:52:45 PM
You guys keep your snow there -  we don't want it up here!

Dave
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Post by: twocvbloke on November 18, 2016, 02:19:48 PM
That spider might factor into the anti-snow weather prognostication though. If he has been holed up in there long enough and by now happens to be "armed", you might get into a shootout if you were to need your boots suddenly. This fact could offset the anti-snow "winter boots at the ready" effect.

I evicted the spider earlier this morning, just incase of such an eventuality...  ;D

I did rehome it in the pile of to-be-burned-in-the-firepit paper & cardboard boxes though, it'll be nice and warm in there, might be a bit too warm though......... 8)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 19, 2016, 09:45:44 AM
Woke up to see this this morning...

This is fairly early for snowfall for us. Must be Global Warming...err...Climate Change... ;D

I'm sure John sees the same thing outside his window.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on November 19, 2016, 10:54:09 AM
Woke up to see this this morning...

This is fairly early for snowfall for us. Must be Global Warming...err...Climate Change... ;D

I'm sure John sees the same thing outside his window.

Yes, and the crack weather people on TV last night didn't see this coming either, or if they did, they forgot to mention the possibility of snow. I slept in to 9 AM so some of it was melted, not as thick, but I get the picture . . .

Snow before Thanksgiving usually means a long, cold winter and with sunspot activity decreasing over the next 5 years, we can expect colder, longer winters. I bought my current snow blower in 2005 and it got a lot of use the next few years before before the winters up here became mild for several years in a row. Climate change, as usual, from the nuclear forces adjusting that big thermostat in the sky (image courtesy of NASA) (http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml) in its approximate 16 year cycle.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on November 19, 2016, 11:40:07 AM
Yes, and the crack weather people on TV last night didn't see this coming either, or if they did, they forgot to mention the possibility of snow. I slept in to 9 AM so some of it was melted, not as thick, but I get the picture . . .

Snow before Thanksgiving usually means a long, cold winter and with sunspot activity decreasing over the next 5 years, we can expect colder, longer winters. I bought my current snow blower in 2005 and it got a lot of use the next few years before before the winters up here became mild for several years in a row. Climate change, as usual, from the nuclear forces adjusting that big thermostat in the sky (image courtesy of NASA) (http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml) in its approximate 16 year cycle.

But you KNOW the weather channels are going to tell us today that they already saw this snow coming... ::)

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/prediction-winter-to-bring-vicious-cold-worse-than-last-year/article_8ce9955b-adb7-5613-ad5e-ba13b72c97ca.html
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Post by: TelePlay on November 19, 2016, 03:13:54 PM
I'm shocked. This is the text of that article. Lot of words to get to the heart of the reason behind the global cooling we will have for the next 5 to 6 years before the cycle turns upward and we get some solar warming.

Most of this is anecdotal and regional. Sunspots, or lack of them, control the globe in general which affects climate regionally based on the region, winds, currents, etc. Someone in the media actually said sun spots are the main cause of everything climate change related.  The biggest problem is not weather but ignorant "reporters."


"RACINE COUNTY — Last winter we learned that the term for more than one polar vortex is polar vortices, and based on one prediction, we might need to dust that term off once again this winter.

But get ready for a new term: “Refriger-Nation.”

That’s the name staff with the Old Farmer’s Almanac already have bestowed on an area of the country — including southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois — they predict will be in a deep-freeze this winter. The 2015 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, released on Wednesday, predicts a colder, snowier winter from December through — likely — March.

“You folks are right on the edge of the icebox,” Editor Janice Stillman said. “You guys will be much colder and snowier than much of the Midwest.”

Just how cold is the weather they predict will descend on a swath of the “lower lakes” that descends from Milwaukee County south through Racine and Kenosha counties, into a chunk of northeastern Illinois, and eastward through a portion of Indiana and beyond?

“Vicious cold. Colder than last year is what I’m trying to tell you,” Stillman said.

While the almanac predicts overall temperatures, it doesn’t forecast events such as the polar vortices that shut down much of the region for days at a time last season.

Temperatures are predicted to be 3 degrees to 5 degrees below normal from November through March, Stillman said. But average temperatures in February will be slighter warmer than normal, she said, granting a little reprieve from the bone-chilling cold.

“If you consider temperatures in the 20s to be a reprieve,” she said with a laugh.

According to the winter forecast, the average temperature in December is forecast at 28 degrees, 4 degrees colder than average. That average temperature dips to 23 degrees in January, which is 4 degrees below the average. But the average temperature rises to 28 degrees again in February, an increase of 1 degree warmer than the average, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

During the winter, February appears poised for the least snowfall, Stillman said. The prediction includes snow during the last 10 days of November, snow showers for five days before and during Christmas, around New Year’s Eve and again in the second week of January, she ticked off the list.
Fall months crucial

National Weather Service meteorologist Marc Kavinsky said, through the end of November, both temperatures and precipitation are expected to be normal, though.

“At this point I can’t give you a trend one way or another. If El Niño was going (on), I’d feel confident saying (winter could be) warmer,” Kavinsky said, explaining that an El Niño pattern emerged earlier, and typically would bring warmer weather with it. But “now it’s trending toward (a) normal winter.”

El Niño is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific, typically characterized by warmer-than-usual temperatures, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Traditionally, the Old Farmer’s Almanac winter weather forecasts result in 80 percent accuracy rates. But Kavinsky said the next three months, September through November, will be crucial to determining how cold this winter might be.
How predictions are crafted

Almanac staff utilize three scientific disciplines to calculate their weather predictions: solar science, climatology and meteorology. Solar activity, especially sunspots, plays an important role in predicting the weather, Stillman said. Low solar activity has been an indicator of colder weather, and can occur for a period of years to decades, she said. The effects may last years to decades, as well.

“Sunspots appear every 11 years. You can follow it like a stock market wave,” she explained. “Recently, we’ve been getting into the shallow valley-small hill cycle.”

Such a high-and-low cycle of sunspots has an effect on our climate, specifically correlating to colder weather, Stillman said.

“The cycle is (now) the smallest it’s been for 100 years. That’s an indicator of extreme cold,” she said. “We will enter a period — for possibly a few decades — of colder-than-normal temperatures.”

This also could result in a warmer-than-average summer, but the almanac predicts a “near-normal” amount of rainfall in June, July and August."
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Post by: DavePEI on November 28, 2016, 11:08:01 PM
Well, we finally got our first snow storm, and it was a doozer!

Sunday afternoon, it started snowing and blowing with winds up to 100+ kms/hour. It was supposed to come down mostly in rain, but somehow we fell on the cold side of the front.

Finally after 26 hours, our power is back on! It went out Sunday night at 6 p.m. and was off until about 1/2 hour ago. There were some 12,000 Maritime Electric Subscribers effected for most of the time due to a number of poles down and branches on the line. This covered most of the eastern end of PEI, and there were over 100 poles down.

 When the power went out, Linda was at work at the Macphail Foundation homestead cooking one of their Christmas Dinners. The guests ate by candlelight, and Linda got stuck on their road by the heavy wet snow which weighed down the trees so they blocked the road. She was eventually rescued, and escorted home.

 It was a chilly time, temps in the house dropping to about 14 deg. until I turned on the propane oven in the kitchen, which at least kept it from falling further.

 The cats felt the cold to - indoor cats tend to get acclimatized to room temperature. Last night, several times, I awoke to find Bobbi and the baby, Lucky curled up in a ball, sharing their heat and licking each other. Amber wasn't far away, either. At one point last night, Lucky crawled under the blankets with me.

We all survived, of course, but sure is nice to feel the heat again! Obviously, no work got done in the Museum

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-power-out-storm-1.3872208
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Post by: Contempra on November 29, 2016, 11:42:35 AM
Well , the climate has changed  :(  . Anyways .
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Post by: 19and41 on November 29, 2016, 01:12:52 PM
We got our first precip last night in a long while.
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Post by: Babybearjs on December 02, 2016, 01:07:25 AM
we are finally getting some snow this year.... news says this last November was the DRYEST in over 75 years.... wow! no wonder we had such a nice thanksgiving!
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Post by: Doug Rose on December 03, 2016, 09:23:03 AM
I agree with that 12/3 looking good in Mass....but cold....Doug
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 03, 2016, 12:35:55 PM
Doug;

How do you keep your lawn so green?!? Around here, everyone's lawn has been dead for a month or so.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on December 03, 2016, 03:57:45 PM
Doug;

How do you keep your lawn so green?!? Around here, everyone's lawn has been dead for a month or so.
Christian....I like my lawn like a like my phones......a labor of love....Doug
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Post by: Pourme on December 03, 2016, 06:45:14 PM
Beautiful lawn, Doug.....I'm jealous....

I have a customer that has a beautiful lawn like that. He wouldn't tell me what he puts on it to get it that way. He said he got a recipe off of the internet and mixes it up. The only thing he would tell me is one of the ingredients is beer. I'm not certain if the beer goes on the lawn or in him...  ;)
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Post by: Phonesrfun on December 03, 2016, 07:33:10 PM
From what I see on the news, it looks like lots of people will be talking about snow soon.
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Post by: Doug Rose on December 03, 2016, 08:58:30 PM
Plenty of fertilizer, insect and fungus control. Use plenty of lime. Irrigation is  must. No water no green lawn....costs a small fortune to keep the yard looking the way I want it.

Four grandkids for a sleepover.  I am too old for this!  Grampy
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on December 03, 2016, 10:25:32 PM
Plenty of fertilizer, insect and fungus control. Use plenty of lime. Irrigation is  must. No water no green lawn....costs a small fortune to keep the yard looking the way I want it.

Four grandkids for a sleepover.  I am too old for this!  Grampy

You did a fine job, Doug.... it must give you tremendous satisfaction.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 03, 2016, 11:22:33 PM
The local weather nuts on TV are predicting 1-3" of snow later tonight and tomorrow morning. Looking at the live weather maps, it look bad a few hour ago but noticed as the snow go closer to Lake Michigan, it stopped - the Lake affect. However, I do think I will have to move some frozen water tomorrow for the first time this year. 'tis the season . . .  :-\

At least everyone in the south east will be getting some rain to knock the dust down. Everything on the map is moving to the east.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 11, 2016, 08:19:43 AM
The august TV weather bobble heads got it wrong again, predicted 9-12" and about 4" on the ground right now.

Opened up the back door with shovel in hand to find what looked like 1" was really 4" so I thought I'd better get the snow thrower going, but she was comfy in bed and said no way - so, I fired up the snow blower which worked well, as usual.

This covering won't melt away like our first snow a bit more than  a week ago.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 11, 2016, 09:11:16 AM
Wekk for you frosty types, it looks like the battle is joined, now
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 11, 2016, 09:29:24 AM
No ice or snow predicted for where I live for at least two weeks, probably won't see any 'til the new year, just seems to be hovering at around 2 to 8 degrees celsius, too warm for anything fun to happen, just lots of rain, which makes everything muddy and damp, and the back door on the house swell up so it's hard to open or shut so I can't get to my shed to play in it...  :(
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Nick in Manitou on December 11, 2016, 10:34:11 AM
Well, for us as we begin to experience our first "winter" here in Tucson, Arizona...it is a bit strange.  Having moved from a home at over 7,000 ft (2,122 m) altitude in Colorado we are really at a loss for what to expect.  Folks tell us that it gets cold here - like down into the 50s some days!

I must admit that we had visions of swimming at Christmas - but that is not going to happen.  It is generally in the mid-60s to lower 70s during the day at this point and we have had at least one night where there was a light frost.  But the roses are getting ready to bloom (again) and sitting out in the sun with a cup of coffee in the late morning is a nice alternative to what folks in our old neighborhood in Colorado are doing right now (having had several real snows already).

I have used a light jacket a few times, but I haven't regretted giving away my insulated coveralls yet.

Of course, when the folks in Colorado are enjoying a pleasant 80 degree mountain day in August, we will be looking for air conditioning and trying to avoid going out into the 117 degree afternoon.

It is an adventure.

Nick in Manitou (now in Tucson) 
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 11, 2016, 09:27:27 PM
Here's some more snow fun!

It's been snowing here, practically as a blizzard, for about 24 hours. I needed to open the hood of my truck. I open the door, pull the hood release, and heard nothing, no 'clunk'. There was so much snow on the hood that the spring was weighed down, and it was so heavy that I couldn't even open it! This is how it looked after scraping all the snow off: ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on December 12, 2016, 12:06:41 PM
We took a vote, and no-one wants it this year. None so far, any way....

Shouldn't have taken that vote. Just like getting rain a hour after washing a car . . .  ;)
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Post by: AE_Collector on December 13, 2016, 01:15:21 AM
Okay, my turn. Yes I am in Canada, the Great White North but, we don't get much snow here in the Greater Vancouver area except up in the mountains just to the north (and not even there in years when we have the Winter Olympics like 2010).

But, a week ago today it started snowing. We got 3-4 inches and then a few days without any more but unusually cold weather (for here) meant it stayed just below freezing so nothing melted. Then Friday another 4", then 3" more over night and some more Sunday night.

So I have already broken and repaired the snow shovel and Iyar brand new Honda CR-V now lives on the street instead of in the garage since we have a STEEP driveway.

Here are some pictures. I rarely gave security issues posting pictures but upside down or sideways is easy to do. Anyvtime I have resaved pics to try again gets me nowhere (help....how do you fix this?)

1- neighbours house out our window during the first snow fall.

2- usually the cat is "let me out". Now he has learned "let me in"!

3- looking up the driveway

4- looking up the stairs!

5- Either someone was walking through our back yard in bare feet if we've got bears. (bears win).

6- Table against the house in back yard

Looking forward they are starting to say we may have a white Christmas this year.

Terry
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Post by: Phonesrfun on December 13, 2016, 01:46:23 AM
Neighbor's house out the window.  Before the photo gets flipped, it's a wonder that the snow doesn't fall off with the house upside-down. 


Hey Terry, we have about 3-5 inches depending on which side of town....  Walla Walla, WA for me, for those that don't know...  I think we are going to get pretty cold.  My cohorts at one of our offices in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island tell me it has been cold there too.


-Bill



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Post by: Duffy on December 13, 2016, 03:08:40 AM
Corrected your pictures Sir. Now what was that about BEARS in your yard!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on December 14, 2016, 08:15:45 AM
Okay, my turn. Yes I am in Canada, the Great White North but, we don't get much snow here in the Greater Vancouver area except up in the mountains just to the north (and not even there in years when we have the Winter Olympics like 2010).
My goodness, gravity works in a strange way in BC. I am amazed your cat didn't fall over in the third shot, and even more amazed the snow didn't fall off the roof with it upside down (at least compared to the way we build our roofs on the East Coast!)  :) Aw, shucks, Doug - you spoiled my fun!
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Post by: AE_Collector on December 14, 2016, 11:23:24 PM
You caught me...I really took the first picture in Australia.

When we do get snow in Vancouver,....it's STICKY!

And When the car cat wants in, he can hang on until he gets in.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 15, 2016, 12:00:37 AM
This is an interest phenomenon only seen before the great lakes are still warm (relatively) to the fast moving air passing over them. The result is snow bands and I can't remember ever seeing them over all of the lakes at the same time.

It's cold air warming enough over the lakes to pick up moisture which is dumped as snow once the moist air no longer has the lake beneath it to keep it warm, it cools and you get snow, and with strong winds, snow bands as seen here.

This is why Marquette Michigan gets an average of 149.1 inches (379 cm) a year, the third snowiest city in the US, becasue Lake Superior rarely freezes over leaving all that open water available to the blustery winds out of the north west. Along the same lines, Buffalo gets 94.7 inches, Cleveland 68.1 inches, Syracuse NY 126", Erie PA 101" and Rochester NY 100" per year. All are cities east or so of a great lake.

Here in lower Wisconsin we get light, powdery snow from the cold, dry air out of the north west and we get most of our snow, the wet, heavy to shovel stuff, from the warm, moist gulf air out of the south west.

Such is winter in the great lakes and these snow bands east of all 5 great lakes due to strong northwest winds is a rare event. The second image below are the current winds, in MPH, The jet stream is right on top of us, the 3rd image below.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 15, 2016, 12:36:52 PM
Uh-Ho! Sounds like fun beginning now! Hope the power stays on...

"Alerts for: Queens County P.E.I. Warnings

 
11:10 AM AST Thursday 15 December 2016
Snow squall warning in effect for:

 
    Queens County P.E.I.

 
Persistent snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

 
Very strong northwest winds coming across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait will give flurries at times heavy and reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowsqualls occasionally giving near zero visibilities in blowing snow and significant accumulation of snow are expected.

 
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

 
Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

 
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm.
 

 
10:57 AM AST Thursday 15 December 2016
Wind warning in effect for:

 
    Queens County P.E.I.

 
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

 
Northwest winds will gust to 90 km/h overnight tonight and Friday. These winds will be accompanied by very cold temperatures, flurries and blowing snow.

 
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

 
Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

 
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm.
 
Statements
 
 11:12 AM AST Thursday 15 December 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

 
    Queens County P.E.I.

 
An exceptionally high run of tides combined with violent onshore northwesterly winds is expected to give higher than normal water levels during high tide over Northumberland Strait and the southern half of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Friday. Water levels will fall late in the day. Large waves approaching from the northwest will impact the coastlines of western Cape Breton, eastern PEI and Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

 
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm."
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 15, 2016, 12:41:10 PM
I'd offer the services of my POSgen generator for backup, but, it's 240v only, doesn't presently run and is a bit far away...  ;D

Though on a more serious note, have you thought about having a generator put into place to serve as a backup if or when a power failure occurs? Doesn't need to be powerful, just something to keep the lights on & essentials (like heating) running... :)

Was going to add refrigeration to that but, erm, winter and all!! Easy enough to put some snow into a plastic tub and used in a fridge like an ice box... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: DavePEI on December 15, 2016, 12:46:14 PM
Though on a more serious note, have you thought about having a generator put into place to serve as a backup if or when a power failure occurs? Doesn't need to be powerful, just something to keep the lights on & essentials (like heating) running... :)
I have a 4500 watt Honda, but it hasn't run in 5-7 years, and  its carburetor is messed up. Alas, it is mounted on the deck, and I can't get at the carb with my bad legs, etc. Would need a hoist to get me back on my feet!

The only good thing is we have a propane kitchen stove, and we can at least keep one room warm with it. That is what we had to do two weeks ago when the power was out for 26 hours....
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 15, 2016, 12:52:37 PM
In that case, you could get someone to service the carb, not that hard of a job (especially if they have an ultrasonic cleaner, those things work miracles on gucked up carburettors!), shame I'm not over there, would have it up and running in no time...  ;D
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Post by: DavePEI on December 15, 2016, 01:04:44 PM
In that case, you could get someone to service the carb, not that hard of a job (especially if they have an ultrasonic cleaner, those things work miracles on gucked up carburettors!), shame I'm not over there, would have it up and running in no time...  ;D
Problem is I can't get at it to take it off, and the last time we had it serviced, it cost $300 and I can't afford that..... I feel we were ripped off, but, that was in the middle of a week long outage, and we had to get it fixed...
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 15, 2016, 01:13:11 PM
and the last time we had it serviced, it cost $300

For that money you could buy a new carb, a full tank of petrol and still have money left for a fleet of telephones... :o
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Post by: DavePEI on December 15, 2016, 08:44:47 PM
Quote
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
 But the fire is so delightful,
 And since we've no place to go,
 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
 
 It doesn't show signs of stopping,
 And I've bought some corn for popping,
 The lights are turned way down low,
 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


'Cause I can't stop it anyway! Weather now calling for up to 60 cms before Saturday morning. The winds are blowing and the power is threatening to go out.  Winds now 60 km/h and they say up to 100 in gusts tonight. For now, the snow has lessened, but there is enough now on the ground to produce some massive banks with the wind. I hate winter! 
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Post by: 19and41 on December 15, 2016, 08:55:24 PM
Looks like mother nature is making up for last year.   :)
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 15, 2016, 09:00:28 PM
Just noticed that WeatherUnderground is predicting snow here in about 8 days (they think the 23rd, my cat Spud's 11th birthday), I'm willing to bet that it won't though...  ;D
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Post by: Fabius on December 15, 2016, 11:11:24 PM
-14 degrees F (-25.5 Celsius) predicted for tomorrow night here in northwest Indiana. And that's the actual temperature, not wind chill. If I wanted to endure those type of temperatures I'd move to Barrow Alaska. It's 11 degrees F there and we are at 5 degrees F. Go figure.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 15, 2016, 11:38:21 PM
It's 32 degrees F Here.  This is as bad as I want it.
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Post by: DavePEI on December 16, 2016, 06:07:32 AM
Well, poor old PEI is shut down for today. RCMP are asking people to stay off the roads, the Government just announced that all plows island-wide are being taken off the roads until visibility improves, -30 c with wind chill, business cancellations rolling in, all schools cancelled, Confederation Bridge closed to high sided vehicles, etc. etc. etc.

Still too dark to see the mess outside. Despite this, the power did stay on over night...

The real laugh about this, is the forecast for Sunday is calling for plus 9 c!!  Gonna have to warm up a whole lot!
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Post by: Duffy on December 16, 2016, 06:10:49 AM
Here in Belleville, Ontario it is:
-24 degrees Celsius  /  -10 degrees Farenheit @ 06:05 am no wind chill clear skies.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 16, 2016, 08:41:02 AM
Well, poor old PEI is shut down for today.

Dave,

I'm curious, do you get powder or wet, heavy snow, or a mix? It seems a northwest wind would pick up moisture over the strait but a southwest wind would get that heavier stuff from the ocean. What do you get most of?

And, yes, we got more snow last night, an inch of light, fluffy powder from the northwest and they are predicting 8-12" of snow this weekend. My snow thrower warned me to not even ask so I guess I'll be firing up the snow blower again . . .   :)
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Post by: DavePEI on December 16, 2016, 08:50:12 AM
Just Sayin'!
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Post by: DavePEI on December 16, 2016, 08:58:25 AM
Dave,

I'm curious, do you get powder or wet, heavy snow, or a mix? It seems a northwest wind would pick up moisture over the strait but a southwest wind would get that heavier stuff from the ocean. What do you get most of?

Honestly, I haven't ventured out onto the ever-deepening permafrost which is turning the tundra into a mantle of cryogenic bedrock today, but I am told is is heavy and compacted due to the force of the NW winds which blew. Plows are still off the highway due to bad visibility, and there are reports of 6 foot drifts in many places, and highways blocked by snow and abandoned cars. It came down dry, but was really compacted by those winds!

I must cut this reply short. The Samoyeds are baying by the sled outside and I must throw them a piece of fresh-cut blubber to hold them through the night.
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Post by: HarrySmith on December 17, 2016, 07:24:51 PM
WOW! You guys are making me chilly!
Below is the reading on my dash when I came home from work tonight.
The reason I moved to South Florida.
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Post by: Phonesrfun on December 17, 2016, 07:59:14 PM
Oh, Harry, what a show off.  84.  Whew!  I can see why you moved to Florida.  On the other hand, at my tender age of 65, I have never experienced a full-blown (pun intended) hurricane.  I've seen some good stiff wind storms, and here we occasionally get a dust storm.

I haven't seen the 80's since September.  We didn't get the low temps that some have reported, but it was 3 degrees F this morning when I got up.  One of the personal weather stations near me on weather underground reported .2, so it got pretty cold.  A TV station weather man said that this is the coldest we have been this early in the season for many years.  We have 6-8" of snow on the ground.  It's supposed to warm up with highs in the low 40's but freeze at night.  All the smow on the ground is going to turn icy at night and become a mess. 

Go for a swim, but don't catch cold.
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Post by: AE_Collector on December 18, 2016, 01:13:06 AM
WOW! You guys are making me chilly!
Below is the reading on my dash when I came home from work tonight.
The reason I moved to South Florida.

Oh yeah....Well, my gas guage is nailed to F at the moment! Take that show off :)

My outside temperature guage has been nailed to about -3C for the last 10 days or so though.... :(

Terry
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Post by: 19and41 on December 18, 2016, 08:34:50 AM
Seeing these reports make me check the thermometer outside.  Yesterday it was 36 degrees F,  this morning it's 69 degrees.  We are riding the raggedy edge of the weather you folks up north are getting.
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Post by: TelePlay on December 18, 2016, 10:34:36 AM
Seeing these reports make me check the thermometer outside.  Yesterday it was 36 degrees F,  this morning it's 69 degrees.  We are riding the raggedy edge of the weather you folks up north are getting.

I was watching the storm move through yesterday and it seems you were right between the freezing rain in Indy and the powder north of Chicago. Used about a gallon of gas all last winter in my snow blower, went through 2 gallons already this year, most of it the past few days. Sunny right now so did my last snow clean up about 2 hours ago in -3F (-20C) temps and discovered, unfortunately, no steaks on the grill for the near future . . .

And the curb lawn is FULL! The plow pushes new snow onto the sidewalk and blow the sidewalk snow where ever I can.

Merry Christmas, and yes, it will be white this year, first time in a few years.  8)
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Post by: 19and41 on December 18, 2016, 11:20:49 AM
The lower edge is moving across us.  70 at 8am, now 57 at 11am.
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 18, 2016, 02:52:57 PM
Was about 10 degrees celsius here today, and looking over the next week's predictions, it's not even going to go below freezing any time soon, even christmas day looks like it'll be like last year, piddling down with rain...  ;D

Solstice day looks a bit nicer though, not as much rain predicted...  ;D
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Post by: HarrySmith on December 22, 2016, 07:28:19 PM
The attached picture shows about how we all feel down here.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 22, 2016, 07:54:25 PM
It is supposed to be sunny and 70F Saturday. 
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Post by: AE_Collector on December 23, 2016, 01:13:45 PM
Well, now that Winter has finally arrived, the snow in the Greater Vancouver area is slowly melting away in the rain and above freezing (finally) temperatures. We were having night time lows of about -8C and day time highs of about -2C so nothing was melting. In my area we likely had about 18 inches of total snow fall over a 7-10 day time period. I broke my snow shovel once but brought it into the shop for repairs and back out to work it went. Snow here is quite often very light and fluffy BUT it is always only a matter of very little time until it rains changing the snow to a very heavy wet mess to shovel.

Even though we are a one car family (Black 2016 Honda CR-V as of October) our last 18 years of vehicles can be seen in these three dots of the road out front.

When we got the CR-V we gave our bright blue Acuara EL (really a deluxe Honda Civic) to my daughter and it came back home to roost here for a day when she arrived home from work and couldn't get into her driveway after the snow plow had gone by. She lives about 1 Mike away from us.

Also when we got the CR-V we decided that my 1998 Honda Odyssey van needed the "weigh anchor" from its home parked uninsured on our driveway for the last four years just in case we wanted to go back to having two insured vehicles again. It has low miles and was in amazing condition but who wants an 18 year old minivan? I refused to send it to the crusher for a tax break on the new vehicle as that was just too wasteful of a perfectly good vehicle. I convinced my nephew that his old beat up Mazda pickup truck should go and we gave him the Odyssey van that is in much better shape. They live across the street from us and I see it parked on the street in front if their house.

Terry

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Post by: TelePlay on December 26, 2016, 01:53:02 AM
After going through 2 gallons of gas in the snow blower last week, Christmas eve, Christmas day and now Boxing Day is giving us above freezing temperatures and rain. Most of the snow is packed down and/or melted and they say we may get thunder showers in a few hours - on December 26.

Very interesting precipitation today. After the rain, the temps are to drop and the wind picks up - humid cold wind, just love that bone chilling stuff.
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Post by: Pourme on December 26, 2016, 07:15:06 PM
I'm not able to add to the snow pictures yet....70* here tomorrow.....that just ain't right......
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Post by: Brinybay on December 26, 2016, 10:59:18 PM
Well, now that Winter has finally arrived, the snow in the Greater Vancouver area is slowly melting away in the rain and above freezing (finally) temperatures. We were having night time lows of about -8C and day time highs of about -2C so nothing was melting. In my area we likely had about 18 inches of total snow fall over a 7-10 day time period. I broke my snow shovel once but brought it into the shop for repairs and back out to work it went. Snow here is quite often very light and fluffy BUT it is always only a matter of very little time until it rains changing the snow to a very heavy wet mess to shovel.

Terry

You can send some of it our way.  Anita loves the snow and it keeps her from going to school (she's a teacher), plus I'm getting kinda bored with just driving the bus back and forth.  Some snow would make it more interesting.  The pic is the most we got so far which lasted only a day, but there's still January.

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Post by: AE_Collector on December 27, 2016, 12:51:39 AM
I am quite surprised that you haven't taken any direct hits yet. Usually "what comes around Vancouver" then heads for Seattle or visa versa.

I was wondering out loud today if this will officially be counted as a "white Christmas" here in Vancouver or not. It didn't snow yesterday (Christmas day) but it did the day before and the day after. We still have lots of snow on the ground so it certainly was white but, all of our official weather is recorded at the Vancouver airport which is right beside the Pacific Ocean and they likely had no snow on the ground there on Christmas Day.

Terry
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Post by: twocvbloke on December 27, 2016, 01:21:29 AM
Still nothing over here, had some windy weather over christmas, but that's about it, the rest of this week (well, technically the rest of the year!), high pressures, low (for us) temperatures hitting a whopping low of -1 Celsius at night, but no snow........
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Post by: 19and41 on January 05, 2017, 07:32:05 PM
Emergency preparations are underway here now, as there is snow expected tomorrow evening.  They think anywhere from 1 to4 inches.   If anything wrong happens, there will be a horrible standstill in the region.  Just imagine if there were no snow removal equipment in your area and everyone just drove over the snow and ice until it became an uneven ice rink.  I hope there is more dread than actuality in this storm.
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on January 05, 2017, 09:14:29 PM
We had some of our ex-neighbors from Colorado come visit us here in Tucson over the New Year's weekend.  It was cloudy and it rained on us a couple times.

The day after they left the sun came out.

This afternoon we were sitting in the sun in enjoying an almost hot day while they are back in Colorado in snow and a predicted high temp for today of 6F (-14.4)!

I miss Colorado, but some things I am not too sad to have left behind!

Nick
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Post by: Pourme on January 05, 2017, 09:59:26 PM
News has it....

I may have some snow pictures to share within the next 48 hours!

Benny
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Post by: Nick in Manitou on January 06, 2017, 12:58:32 AM
On a website for our old neighborhood in Colorado, a neighbor posted a photo he took this evening looking down on Colorado Springs.  It is COLD there this evening and the steam from the power plant made an interesting cloud over part of the town. 

Again, there are lots of things I miss about living there, but cold like they are having this evening is not one of them!

Nick in Manitou (in Tucson!)
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 06, 2017, 01:53:56 PM
I remember something similar when I lived in Lancashire, there was a factory that had two steam chimneys that belched out all the time, and when the UK got hit by a very cold snap in 2009 (I think), those chimneys did something just like that picture, only problem was, I didn't have my camera with me at the time...
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 06, 2017, 02:47:03 PM
It looks like the Tornado of Winter Present... ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on January 06, 2017, 06:18:48 PM
News has it....

I may have some snow pictures to share within the next 48 hours!

Benny

Looks like you are right on the rain/freezing rain/snow edge of that storm and the way it's tracking, you will be for hours. Good luck . . .
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Post by: Pourme on January 06, 2017, 07:50:46 PM
Thanks John,
We are currently getting flurries. I am located in the Western half of NC, in the foothills. We only get a couple one foot or more snow falls each year so we just enjoy the fun of it all around here!...
I'll post pics when it comes......
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Post by: Pourme on January 06, 2017, 08:59:31 PM
In this well produced video, you will see my then 11 month old Pekinese Sam frolicking in his first snow. This was taken just about one year ago on the 23rd https://youtu.be/97rFgKWwoO8 (https://youtu.be/97rFgKWwoO8)
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Post by: Pourme on January 07, 2017, 08:27:32 AM
As we slept, the foothills as well as areas as far south as Atlanta, received some snow.   Locally we got seven inches of the fluffy stuff. Sam had a good time! I laid out a tarp to peel back and give him a place to do his business.  :)

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Post by: 19and41 on January 07, 2017, 09:33:34 AM
It was starting to get icy when I left work last night.  The rain on the ground froze and there is a 1/4" covering of ice on everything.  Not as bad as the dire predictions and that's not a disappointment.  And now the sun is out again.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 07, 2017, 11:19:54 AM
Well, the groceries were bought out, most of the businesses are closed and folks are afraid to get out unless under threat of losing their jobs.  Here are the horrible conditions this massive winter storm left us.

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Post by: skyrider on January 07, 2017, 12:22:05 PM
Just a light dusting with no ice east of the Big Rock aka Stone Mountain.
Bill
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Post by: Duffy on January 07, 2017, 01:30:00 PM
Well, the groceries were bought out, most of the businesses are closed and folks are afraid to get out unless under threat of losing their jobs.  Here are the horrible conditions this massive winter storm left us.

You poor man, this will scar you for life. You have to get out of there, come north my friend. Canada will open there arms for you. Paradise awaits you!. :)
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Post by: 19and41 on January 07, 2017, 03:21:18 PM
Paradise breathed on me this weekend.  That's all I can stand!   ;D
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 07, 2017, 04:13:11 PM
Well, the groceries were bought out, most of the businesses are closed and folks are afraid to get out unless under threat of losing their jobs.  Here are the horrible conditions this massive winter storm left us.

So it's just like London then?  ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on January 07, 2017, 06:15:47 PM
Except it looks dry as a bone out.
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 07, 2017, 06:31:31 PM
Except it looks dry as a bone out.

Yep, just like London, they pretty much declare a state of emergency when they get a light dusting down there in the City of, meanwhile up north, all we have to complain about is a few bus drivers not turning up for work...  ;D
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Post by: compubit on January 07, 2017, 07:05:56 PM
Here's the 0" we were expecting...   Storm was supposed to stay south of the Richmond area based on the forecast I saw on Friday...

Jim
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Post by: Fabius on January 21, 2017, 10:08:17 PM
Out and about in the Mazda Miata in 65 F (18 C) degree weather in Northern Indiana.
Global warming isn't all bad.
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 22, 2017, 07:35:51 PM
Yesterday was 55 degrees and sunny here in Wisconsin, it was beautiful!! Today was worse, colder, and very cloudy. The rest of the week will get progressively worse, getting down into below freezing temps by the end of the week. At least I got to enjoy it while it lasted!!
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Post by: Duffy on January 23, 2017, 04:35:40 PM
Took these pictures at 2:30 pm today, the temperature was about 5°C or 41°F.
Nice enough to work in the garage with the doors open.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 23, 2017, 04:50:04 PM
Strange weather.  We've had torrential rains and tornadoes.
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Post by: Duffy on January 25, 2017, 10:25:48 AM
26 hours later at 4:30pm yesterday. It snowed. I guess I jinked myself.
By 7:00pm I had it cleaned up. Our dog Midnight enjoyed watching me snow blowing the driveway.
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Post by: Fabius on February 02, 2017, 10:20:13 AM
 ;)
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Post by: 19and41 on February 02, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
  :D
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 02, 2017, 01:25:08 PM
Not in my part of Canada....
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Post by: 19and41 on February 02, 2017, 01:30:48 PM
It's stayed above 40 most days since last posting.  It is around 70 (F) today.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 02, 2017, 10:37:52 PM
However in this part of Canada, Rex got bored and built a Mini-ski of out a mini-bike:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D47NBBEdz_A
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 03, 2017, 06:12:14 PM
Oh Crap....here we go again.....

Terry
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Post by: dsk on February 05, 2017, 09:47:37 AM
 ;) Looks like we may dig out the old monochrome screens again ;D

dsk
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Post by: Fabius on February 05, 2017, 11:04:23 AM
I'd like one of these. If it works.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 06, 2017, 02:13:59 AM
So that's where Rex got the idea from...  ;D
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 06, 2017, 05:56:04 PM
That is enough snow to cancel school?
It took a lot more than that to shut down schools in Conn. back when I was a kid!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on February 06, 2017, 07:07:47 PM
It took THAT to shut down schools?!?

We're lucky if 3 feet of snow gets us a snow day!

Is it weird that I (half paying attention to what I was reading) thought I was looking at pictures of cells under a microscope in the first three pictures? I'm tired...it's a Monday... ;D
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Post by: andre_janew on February 07, 2017, 11:10:29 AM
I know what you mean Christian.  When I was in school, the snow had to cover the school superintendent's bedroom window before school would be closed.  He lived in a two story house and his bedroom was on the second floor!
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 07, 2017, 07:40:22 PM
What happened to the pictures?? They are gone?
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Post by: Brinybay on February 10, 2017, 11:32:36 AM
What happened to the pictures?? They are gone?

Yes, I deleted them since they were causing so much angst.
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 10, 2017, 12:02:06 PM
Yes, I deleted them since they were causing so much angst.

I thought that was the whole idea of this thread?
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Post by: 19and41 on February 10, 2017, 01:15:01 PM
Relief is when you see the pictures here.  Angst is when you see the snowy heaps outside the window.  ;D
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Post by: Brinybay on February 10, 2017, 01:18:36 PM
Relief is when you see the pictures here.  Angst is when you see the snowy heaps outside the window.  ;D

We don't get snowy heaps here.  Every once in a while, we get a couple inches of icy crap that turns the roads (with lots of hills) into skating rinks.
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Post by: 19and41 on February 10, 2017, 01:28:08 PM
Down here, 4 inches are snowy heaps.  We have just gotten caught up on our rainfall that we can burn outdoors again.   We're well forested here with lots of debris.
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Post by: Brinybay on February 10, 2017, 01:48:00 PM

Is it weird that I (half paying attention to what I was reading) thought I was looking at pictures of cells under a microscope in the first three pictures? I'm tired...it's a Monday... ;D

I thought the pictures clearly showed some raccoon tracks, apparently not.
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Post by: 19and41 on February 10, 2017, 01:50:51 PM
I remember now the pictures were labeled as raccoon tracks.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 10, 2017, 03:45:44 PM
It's been "lightly dusting" here the past couple of days, some is sticking, but the rest just melting on contact, would have taken pictures, but I've been playing with my lamp all day... :P
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Post by: dsk on February 12, 2017, 06:53:47 AM
 ;) Now a telephone related picture. How to deal with frosty soil?
That is what they do before digging.  Charcoal under a split barrel. Insulation mat on top.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 12, 2017, 06:57:15 AM
What a waste, they didn't even cook a steak of a few burgers...  ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on February 12, 2017, 08:58:41 AM
Nice picture!  I was beginning to think it was only black and white up there this time of year.   :D
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Post by: dsk on February 12, 2017, 12:12:19 PM
 ;) The person in charge has turned the colors on again, just have to share this:

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on February 12, 2017, 12:34:24 PM
Beautiful.
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Post by: TelePlay on February 15, 2017, 05:45:15 PM
Dave, got snow in PEI or still on its way?

I see a blizzard warning is out for NB, NS and PEI today but only 12 cm of snow predicted, so, must be flowing around, or will be.
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Post by: dsk on February 20, 2017, 02:18:54 AM
Lillehammer, Norway, yesterday:
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Post by: dsk on April 16, 2017, 03:57:40 AM
Here is a picture from the south coast of Norway. Today at sunrise, 180deg angle so you will see sun and moon , but Ice on the salt sea, so the night has been cold. (definition of Scandinavian summer day is temperature reaches 68 deg F :-) )
So we are still waiting for some comfortable temperatures. (We had snow at the morning yesterday)

dsk
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Post by: dsk on April 17, 2017, 03:14:01 PM
we got 2" or 5 cm of wet snow today, so we left the cabin, and went home.

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on April 17, 2017, 05:03:31 PM
The temps here are between 75 and 85 degrees F.  The squirrels have lost their white guard hair.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on April 17, 2017, 05:08:05 PM
Apparently tonight it's set to drop to -1°c here overnight, makes me feel I had my annual haircut a few days too early as I no longer have my built-in scarf to keep my neck warm!! :o
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on April 18, 2017, 01:17:29 AM
Home now! according to the radio -6°c here! (Hakadal, Norway)

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: KaiserFrazer67 on April 18, 2017, 06:21:00 AM
Meanwhile, in Wisconsin...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Number, please! on April 18, 2017, 11:43:42 PM
Takk for bildene fra Norge.   ( "Thanks for the pictures from Norway" )
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on April 24, 2017, 12:40:03 AM
I changed to summer tires yesterday, today I cant see 500 yds!

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on April 24, 2017, 01:50:18 AM
I think some of that'll be blowing over this way tonight, there's a prediction for snow showers during the night for round here... :o
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on April 27, 2017, 08:30:52 PM
Looks like Spring is here in South Florida!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on April 27, 2017, 11:56:57 PM
Looks like Spring is here in South Florida!
I was relieved when I realized that the top display wasn't a digital tachometer! ;D I must be getting tired... :o

Recently, it was getting into the lower eighties up here. Hopefully we have a warm Summer!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on April 29, 2017, 08:16:49 AM
I was relieved when I realized that the top display wasn't a digital tachometer! ;D I must be getting tired... :o

Recently, it was getting into the lower eighties up here. Hopefully we have a warm Summer!

Christian,

Being not far from you, yes, we had low 80s a few days ago for a day or two but yesterday was a great day to rake the lawn - 43 F.

Loco Local TV Weather doodleheads said it would be raining this morning, an it's not, so looked at the weather radar map. Harry, it may be hot where you are but to the north is a major cold front not only giving us 40 degree days but right now is covering eastern Colorado (the plains, not the mountains) and parts of New Mexico and Kansas with SNOW. From a day or two ago, parts of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have 2-4 inches of snow on the ground.

Harry, your safe. Seems the jet stream is taking a severe dip all the way down into northern Mexico causing the snow on our nations wheat fields.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on April 29, 2017, 04:14:06 PM
 . . . and 4 hours later, where there was no snow cover this morning, they now have 8 to 16 inches of that heavy, wet spring white stuff on the ground in south eastern Colorado and adjacent areas of Kansas and New Mexico, the flat lower elevations of those states.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on April 30, 2017, 05:01:29 AM
Ne'er cast a clout 'til May be out...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on April 30, 2017, 08:34:01 AM
 ;D The spring may come this year too, at least it is beautiful weather today +7deg C approx 45F

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Duffy on May 04, 2017, 06:58:57 AM
We have had so much rain here for the last week and there's still more to come.  :(
My neighbours yard has so much water that a duck decided to take a swim.  :)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on May 04, 2017, 07:23:28 AM
Hence the expression, "Lovely weather for ducks!"...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on May 10, 2017, 12:41:10 AM
Ready for breakfast, but look...........

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Dan/Panther on May 10, 2017, 11:43:54 AM
We had light snow Sunday morning.

D/P
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on May 10, 2017, 12:31:46 PM
No chance of snow here this week, it hit 16°C here today...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on May 10, 2017, 12:56:05 PM
It's 87F here right now.  The only snow here is in pictures.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: andre_janew on May 10, 2017, 04:42:54 PM
Where I live, it is way too warm to snow!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on May 10, 2017, 05:37:24 PM
Ready for breakfast, but look..........

dsk,

Cool photos, in more ways than one.

You do have a great view from your cabin? I think you said. If it's your house, even better.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on May 11, 2017, 02:39:14 AM
Even more snow today, and yes this is from our house, and from the bus-stop.
The picture posted after Easter was from our cabin in the southern part of Norway.
We live about 35 km north of Oslo, and today we got more snow than what we had at X-mas.  :-\ They call it global warming, or at least it is a side effect of that.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on May 30, 2017, 03:14:22 AM
Even more snow today, and yes this is from our house, and from the bus-stop.

I'm sure it stopped snowing at your house, I could be wrong but hope I'm not.

And, the end of winter can bring a very nice late afternoon brief shower followed by an "I need to go looking for that pot o' gold" feeling.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on May 30, 2017, 10:25:22 AM
Sunday we hit a record high temp, 98 degrees! Old record was 93.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on May 31, 2017, 10:24:05 AM
Sunday we hit a record high temp, 98 degrees! Old record was 93.
I think that might be our all-time highest outdoor temperature for the past 4 years. Seriously, I don't think we have had a triple-digit outdoor temperature in Wisconsin in about 5 years!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on June 14, 2017, 12:41:33 AM
The last snow is almost gone in our wally, and I hope for none more until close to x-mas. :-)

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on June 14, 2017, 06:02:01 AM
It looks worth waiting for!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Nick in Manitou on June 14, 2017, 11:30:45 AM
DSK,

It looks very attractive!  The cool and green look especially good from here...in the desert.

I looked at our forecast last evening and it was going to be over 100 F (37.7 C) for the next two weeks with 0% chance of rain for that whole period!

We are experiencing our first "spring" in Arizona.  It is a bit of an adjustment from Colorado!  Of course the reality is that we don't have a winter to speak of.  At the coldest, one needs just a sweater or a light jacket, so the really hot times are worth it...we think...so far...

Nick
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Fabius on June 14, 2017, 11:58:53 AM
The last snow is almost gone in our wally,

dsk

I bet your wally will feel better when all the snow is out of him.  :)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on August 30, 2017, 07:16:58 AM
August in South Florida. This is 6:35 PM, on my way home form work!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Duffy on August 30, 2017, 07:51:34 AM
Harry,

That's just a tad too warm for me.
Here is what it is at 7:30 AM and what it will be here for the rest of the day in Belleville, Ont.
It's in Fahrenheit and Celsius so everyone can understand it. LOL  :)

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on August 30, 2017, 08:39:43 AM
Harry,

That's just a tad too warm for me.
Here is what it is at 7:30 AM and what it will be here for the rest of the day in Belleville, Ont.
It's in Fahrenheit and Celsius so everyone can understand it. LOL  :)



Nice!

I forgot about our metric friends. Yesterday's temp would be 40 Celcius.

My wife and I are getting pretty tired of it. We just started talking about moving back to Connecticut.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on August 30, 2017, 09:06:42 AM
Our temps have been in the 90's most of the summer.  It's getting down into the 80's with this moisture spinning off from Harvey.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on August 30, 2017, 09:11:12 AM
Our temps have been in the 90's most of the summer.  It's getting down into the 80's with this moisture spinning off from Harvey.

It has been the same here. Last night I went out around 11:00 and it was still stifling hot & muggy.
I hope you are not getting any of the flooding!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on August 30, 2017, 09:14:17 AM
We're not supposed to this time around, thanks.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Phonesrfun on August 30, 2017, 05:01:19 PM
Hot and smoky here in SE Washington State.  Several fires, mostly a long ways away that cause the smoke.  I guess one would need to be in Australia to be experiencing snow.

Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on September 05, 2017, 08:52:45 AM
No snow here in Iceland today, just sun and blue sky. It is only 12C though...54F. Feels much warmer in the sun.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Jim S. on September 05, 2017, 08:59:04 AM
Hot and smoky here in SE Washington State.  Several fires, mostly a long ways away that cause the smoke.  I guess one would need to be in Australia to be experiencing snow.


We are getting the West coast smoke here in Colorado as well. It was a Air Quality alert day yesterday. The haze appeared to be 1-2 blocks away. At least it wasn't smelling smoky.
Jim S.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on September 05, 2017, 09:03:10 AM
It's just rainy here, but then, this is Britain...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on September 05, 2017, 11:03:12 AM
Sure wasn't raining in Britain on August 25-28 when we were at Salisbury and Dover! Beautiful sunny and warm.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 12, 2017, 10:12:10 AM
twocv,

Don't remember seeing this before, a low pressure cell coming off of Africa and taking a sharp right turn straight for the UK. What do you guys do to prepare for and as a tropical storm hits?
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 12, 2017, 10:56:59 AM
twocv, What do you guys do to prepare for and as a tropical storm hits?


I know the answer to that one!

Head for the pub!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 12, 2017, 11:30:10 AM
What do you guys do to prepare for and as a tropical storm hits?


Can't speak for the south, but up here in't North, we put on our big coat... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on October 12, 2017, 11:46:38 AM
I imagine that would be an unusual waether event for the UK!

Down here we are still up to 90 degrees every day and usually rain in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 12, 2017, 11:48:41 AM
Thanks for putting that up.  I might've missed it otherwise.  Looks like a few roils are coming up this season.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 12, 2017, 12:31:20 PM
I imagine that would be an unusual waether event for the UK!

Just a bit, though 1987 was also unusual, only Michael Fish (a well-known TV Weatherman over here) said there was nothing to worry about, and the UK was pretty much smashed to bits by a tropical storm...  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987

Interestingly, this one that's on the way will be almost 30 years to the day, and following a similar track.......
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 12, 2017, 12:42:46 PM
Hope it works out to be more a novelty than a liability.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 13, 2017, 03:01:05 AM
Just watched a forecast and at the moment it's looking like Ireland will bear the brunt of Ophelia, though the UK will also get strong winds depending on location (looks like where I am will be mostly escaping the worst)...

Typical ain't it? Two Aladdin lamps, an Aladdin heater, three gas mantle lamps, two portable gas heaters, two gas stoves, five lanterns, plenty battery powered LED lights, two generators, and no good emergency reasons to put them to use... ;D

But I guess it's like the old saying, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...  ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 25, 2017, 02:46:01 AM
Not so much here, but we got a little here, pretty close to Oslo.
An hour drive North and they have about 20 cm of snow. (~8")

(And I am kinda still waiting for the summer, we just did not have much nice weather here this year   :'( )

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 25, 2017, 08:37:01 AM
Looks like Jack Frost is coming down the hill.  :)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 25, 2017, 05:27:26 PM
Not so much here, but we got a little here, pretty close to Oslo.
An hour drive North and they have about 20 cm of snow. (~8")

Is that a ski hill in the distance and if so, is that natural snow or are they making snow. I think I see 4 runs.

The always wrong sky is falling bobble head look at me I'm pretty (guys included) "weather" people on TV spouting their breathless worst possible scenario every time they are on are predicting snow on Saturday. I need 3 shots of Jack to get my BP down after watching them for 5 minutes (maybe one take before would save me two additional after). Not holding my breath. Just cut the lawn again today, mostly to pick up stray leaves but there was some grown with the 70 degree weather last week plus warm rain.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Phonesrfun on October 25, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
We are probably a good month away from getting any snow this year, although the foothills in the upper elevations have seen some and those are not far from my house.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on October 25, 2017, 06:25:46 PM
We are supposed to be getting a cold front here in South Florida tonight! It is supposed to be 60 degrees tomorrow morning! BRRRRRRR!!

That would be 15.5 degrees to our metric friends.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 25, 2017, 06:59:18 PM
The weather folk are saying that it will be drier and not as cold this winter here.  I think i could live with that right nicely.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on October 25, 2017, 07:10:22 PM
The weather folk are saying that it will be drier and not as cold this winter here.  I think i could live with that right nicely.

Can you get them to put that in writing, sign it and attach a $1,000 compliance bond to it to cover the cost of my having some small engine guy come over to my place to get my snow blower running, take it out of summer storage, when it's 5° F here with 30 mph constant winds and 2 feet of snow cover in a half hour and getting deeper so I can clear the "drier winter stuff" from my sidewalk and driveway? With that compliance bond, I can leave my snow blower in the shed until needed, if needed according to your weather "experts." Was going to set it up today but I'll wait to here back from you on the bond.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on October 25, 2017, 08:03:20 PM
The tell tale heart would be a passing thought compared to any performance bond in that regard.   ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 26, 2017, 01:22:26 AM
Is that a ski hill in the distance and if so, is that natural snow or are they making snow. I think I see 4 runs.

The always wrong sky is falling bobble head look at me I'm pretty (guys included) "weather" people on TV spouting their breathless worst possible scenario every time they are on are predicting snow on Saturday. I need 3 shots of Jack to get my BP down after watching them for 5 minutes (maybe one take before would save me two additional after). Not holding my breath. Just cut the lawn again today, mostly to pick up stray leaves but there was some grown with the 70 degree weather last week plus warm rain.

So fare the snow is natural so far, but they are ready to start production as fast as possible.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on October 29, 2017, 05:58:39 AM
The natural snow is there, at least some spots on the higher areas. 
Bu I woke up this night of an earthquake, just a small one 2.5 but the center was only 9.5 English miles away from us.
That is pretty close, and not something I'm just used to.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 29, 2017, 02:36:04 PM
I experienced a similar quake too about 9 or 10 years ago, was around 1am and the sound preceded the shaking, sounded like a fleet of HGVs were rolling down my street, then the house started vibrating which set off my sense of panic, but, thankfully nothing happened, though a window did crack on the outside (double-glazed unit, the outer pane cracked across the window so something must have slightly shifted!)...  :o
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Sargeguy on October 30, 2017, 04:16:29 PM
 We just got hit with a tropical storm last night. I’m waiting for them to turn the power back on (it’s been 14 hours already).  I don’t want to be a whiner but I do live a block from the substation and less than a mile from the Power Plant, So what’s taking so freaking long??? >:(So what’s taking so freaking long??? >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on October 30, 2017, 04:27:11 PM
Probably some union guys stood there sucking their teeth seeing how long they can put off actually working... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 30, 2017, 10:24:54 PM
We just got hit with a tropical storm last night. I’m waiting for them to turn the power back on (it’s been 14 hours already).  I don’t want to be a whiner but I do live a block from the substation and less than a mile from the Power Plant, So what’s taking so freaking long??? >:(So what’s taking so freaking long??? >:( >:( >:(

You are up next....right after Puerto Rico is done.

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Sargeguy on October 30, 2017, 10:53:04 PM
I just heard from a friend in PR, she has been without power for 40 days!!!  I guess I shouldn’t feel too sorry for myself!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on October 31, 2017, 08:00:07 PM
Yeah the news here keeps saying that 70% or 75% of PR hasn't had power since the storm. Now the two man team hired to fix it has been fired!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on November 03, 2017, 10:38:32 PM
Well, time to get this topic back on topic.

It is just 52 days to Christmas and 20 days to Turkey Day (usually 50/50chance up here of having snow on the ground on Thanksgiving).

Not the first time I've seen this up here but this is the most extensive. Won't amount to much now but it is a harbinger of days to come.

But, the folks up north have already put their shovels into action.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on November 04, 2017, 01:14:24 AM
It is just 52 days to Christmas and 20 days to Turkey Day

Over here we refer to Christmas as Turkey day, as that's about the only time in a year when us brits tend to cook one up... ;D

But that aside, looks like over here, Monday will experience some freezing temperatures, no signs of any fluffy white precipitation though, probably a couple more months before we see anything, but you never know, could snow all through December for all I know, unlikely though... ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on November 04, 2017, 08:16:20 AM
It's funny, in the last week, the radio stations to the north (Chicago and Ft. Wayne) are just as strong in the early morning as the blowtorch local stations.  It's funny how the propagation patterns seem to change with the seasons.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on November 12, 2017, 06:32:10 AM
My recovering takes time, but a new milestone is passed. I have been able to walk the mile to lake Klopptjern and back for the first time on a little more than 3 months.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on November 12, 2017, 10:25:12 AM
I must have missed something dsk. What are you recovering from?

Whatever it is....Don’t walk out on that dock! Looks like a good place to slip on the ice and fall into the water.

Very beautiful from a safe distance!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 02, 2017, 11:14:08 AM
Did something yesterday, December 1st, that I've never, ever done in my more than a handful of decades of living in Wisconsin.

I put a coat of carnauba paste wax on my car OUTDOORS!

With the Jet Stream running west to east in a straight line across the US - Canadian border, to freezing temps have been held to the Canadian side for weeks now and the warm, southern air has been covering Wisconsin.

It was in the 50's yesterday and with the TV weather look at me because I'm pretty bobbleheads saying it will turn winter this coming week, I did what I'd been putting off for months, getting the car waxed for the slush and salt of winter.

Usually a later September project so December 1st is a first for me, up here.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 02, 2017, 11:50:12 AM
I must have missed something dsk. What are you recovering from?

Whatever it is....Don’t walk out on that dock! Looks like a good place to slip on the ice and fall into the water.

Very beautiful from a safe distance!

Terry

I had something like a prolapse, so one morning, I 4 months ago, I woke up with pain in my legs, and back, and could not move in the bed, I  needed an ambulance to get me to the doctor.  They tells me that it could happen to anyone and the do not know why.  I still have some problems but are back in 55% work, and the medicines are pretty tough against my stomach, so I have been put on even more medicines....  one trip today and took a picture on the return from the lake, we really live in a nice wally, just 1 hour by bus from Oslo.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 02, 2017, 12:44:53 PM
Be careful about your stomach, it is painful when the lining is disturbed.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on December 08, 2017, 09:00:02 AM
~

We are expecting our first snow of the season today.

Looks like we will get our first snow before some of my friends in the North this year.

Made me think of my Pekingese, Sam then 10 months old, and his first experience in the snow in Jan. 2016.

Enjoy!

Benny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rFgKWwoO8



Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 08, 2017, 10:46:20 AM
Happy, happy, happy!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 08, 2017, 10:49:51 AM
It's trying to snow here, but it's not doing a very good job of it.  I just hope we don't get a coating of ice that pulls the electric lines together.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on December 08, 2017, 12:05:39 PM
There is a cold front coming to South Florida! Yesterday it snowed in San Antonio Texas.
This weeking we are supposed to get down to the low 40's! Thats freezing for down here!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 08, 2017, 02:10:40 PM
Heard about the fires in CA on the news, I hope that it's turning out well for my friends, but we should pray for everybody's safety. It seems as if firefighters do a formidable job.

 https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1TOEFA857tOVxtewW1DH6neG1Sm0&hl=en&ll=33.912647476663125%2C-117.52982265625002&z=10
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on December 08, 2017, 04:43:11 PM
Here in Western North Carolina, we are in the middle of the flow of snow!

Benny
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 09, 2017, 11:13:54 AM
Here's outside an upstairs window in Southeastern Wisconsin as of 12-09-17. The new vehicle addition to the family doesn't seem to appreciate the snow... ;D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on December 09, 2017, 11:39:08 AM
Just fog here in a Greater Vancouver. We look over the Fraser River and a 10 lane bridge but when the fog rolls in that all disappears except for the top of the bridge towers! We have had various amounts of fog for the last week or so as overnight temperatures hover around 0C/32F. BUT...we will accept that going forward as it sure beats last winters continuous snow fall that started December 5 and seemed to keep snowing into March and I think we even had some more in April. Just before the snow started falling we had given our low miles 2005 Honda Civic to our daughter and bought a new Honda CR-V AWD which was absolutely excellent in the snow that started soon afterwards.

Here is a short CRPF topic about the bridge:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8073.0

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 19, 2017, 01:33:38 PM
Hakada, Norway today:
The sun is ready to hide behind that peak.
dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 19, 2017, 01:38:05 PM
You folk have some of the most beautiful winter scenes!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 19, 2017, 02:04:55 PM
Hakada, Norway today:

Are those steps on the roof leading to the chimney and if yes, why? What would they be used for?
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 19, 2017, 02:37:09 PM
You folk have some of the most beautiful winter scenes!
That is when we take the photos, we had visitors from USA this summer; 2 weeks of rain!
dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 19, 2017, 03:30:04 PM
They probably brought the rain with them, that would have been my luck!   :D
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 19, 2017, 03:38:17 PM
Are those steps on the roof leading to the chimney and if yes, why? What would they be used for?

They don't make Santa work for his milk and cookies over there like we do here! ;)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 19, 2017, 03:51:00 PM

Are those steps on the roof leading to the chimney and if yes, why? What would they be used for?


Right  It is for 1 of 2, you have to guess. 1) Make it easier for Santa Claus to enter the chimney. or 2) Make it easier for chimney sweeps.


 ;D


dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 19, 2017, 04:34:36 PM
Right  It is for 1 of 2, you have to guess. 1) Make it easier for Santa Claus to enter the chimney. or 2) Make it easier for chimney sweeps.


 ;D


dsk

 . . . and I was thinking of the 3rd reason, a way to get up to the chimney to clean off the 3 feet of snow covering the opening so the furnace can be used.

Neat idea. Saves on ruining the roofing shingles when doing chimney maintenance.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 19, 2017, 04:38:43 PM
I'll bet with all of that scenic weather the chimney gets a workout and needs regular sweeping.  At new roof time, I'm wishing I had had a tile roof.  Maybe even a tin one.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 19, 2017, 04:40:50 PM
I'll bet with all of that scenic weather the chimney gets a workout and needs regular sweeping.  At new roof time, I'm wishing I had had a tile roof.  Maybe even a tin one.

I knew a guy who worked for a company that sold large aluminum sheets. He had his larger dairy barn (now used for storage and no dairy related work) roofed with aluminum (I suppose he got it as cost). Looked nice forever.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 19, 2017, 04:44:37 PM
. . . and I was thinking of the 3rd reason, a way to get up to the chimney to clean off the 3 feet of snow covering the opening so the furnace can be used.

Neat idea. Saves on ruining the roofing shingles when doing chimney maintenance.

I agree, it is a pretty great idea! I would bet that in the Summer, those steps visually blend right in with the rest of the shingles on the roof. It also also makes sense for those with an antenna/satellite dish next to the chimney.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 20, 2017, 01:27:44 AM
It is actually a part of our building code.

dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on December 20, 2017, 03:09:43 AM
Here in the UK, chimney sweeps go from the inside out with their brushes... ;D

Though that said we don't burn much softwoods so don't have much issue with resin buildup on chimneys that needs to be cleaned off with power tools...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Brinybay on December 25, 2017, 04:47:00 PM
We had a white Christmas for the first time I can remember.  I found a good article on what happens when it snows here.
 
https://www.tripsavvy.com/does-it-snow-in-seattle-2964932

Does it Snow in Seattle? And when it does, what happens?

Yes, it does snow in Seattle. However, depending on where you’re from, the answer may be “kind of” rather than a firm yes. Seattle is not exactly known for its heavy snows. So if you’re used to knee-deep powder, then you won’t see that kind of snow in Seattle and you might wonder what all the fuss is about. In fact, when we get snow, it’s usually just an inch or two, or even a mere dusting, but don’t be surprised if most people around you marvel at the snow coming down. Snow isn’t common enough in Seattle to be the norm so residents usually get excited when even a few flakes come down.

Still, even though the Seattle area doesn't often get heavy snow, there are still some unique considerations for when it snows in the Northwest. Read on to find out what makes snow in Seattle so unique and often problematic even when it is just a few inches!

What kind of snowfall does Seattle get?

Even though Seattle averages just a bit over five inches of snow each season, many years don’t get much snow at all. Record years have gotten amounts that would be extremely unusual today—21.4 inches in 1950, 21.5 inches in 1916, and a reputed 64 inches over the entire season in 1880! Many years, we don't get any snow at all, or there may just be a light dusting that quickly melts away.

Seattle Mostly Shuts Down in the Snow

Despite the low average snowfall each year, be warned. When Seattle does get snow, the city tends to shut down (or at least operate at low capacity) even more than cities that get far more inches of snow. One chief reason behind this is that Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities are filled with hills. Temperatures also often hover just near freezing so that the snow melts and then freezes overnight, making roads slick, icy and dangerous. If you work or live in downtown Seattle or Tacoma, the bus is a good option on icy mornings if you don't want your car to turn into a sled. If you do go out, be extra careful.

Driving in the Snow

If you do have to drive after a snow, be careful. Even if you're an experience snow driver, many drivers here are not. Watch out for other drivers, go slow and allow plenty of space between you and the cars around you. Avoid going down hills unless your car has chains or is otherwise equipped to handle that situation. A few snow-driving strategies can go a long way if you have to be out.

Public Transportation

If you need to head into either Seattle or Tacoma’s downtown cores, it may be best to stick to public transportation. Both cities feature downtowns with plenty of hills, which can become downright unpleasant if you hit a patch of ice. Even public buses often modify their routes on snowy days, but can almost always get you where you need to go.

If You Have to Head out of Town...

If you need to drive out of town, another consideration of snow in the Seattle area are the mountain passes. If you're heading east, you have a few choices to get over the Cascades, but make sure you check the road conditions before you go. If there's snow, you're often not allowed on the passes without chains and you'll need to know how to chain up. The passes are at different elevations as well, so conditions can be different on different passes. If you're going north or south, you're likely safer, but there is a pass on I-5 in Oregon to check before you go.

Get Used to Easily Impressed Locals

If you're from the Northwest, you know how thrilling a few snowflakes falling can be. If you're from an area that routinely gets more snow than we do, you might be taken aback by the locals who get excited that it's snowing...when there may only be a few flakes. Let us have our fun. Snow is rare and exciting!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 25, 2017, 09:25:41 PM
All these were taken on Christmas Day morning and early afternoon and posted for those who do not have the experience of a sunny, well below freezing day at different spot on Lake Michigan west shores. Wasn't cold enough for the lake to steam but the cold and the calm winds helped create surface ice and in the protected areas, the beginning of what will be thick ice by the end of the week.

Posted in order from north to south with the last image being a north/south state Highway in flat country with the ditches already filled with drifted snow. Drove a good 100 miles over road with this strong west wind drifting of dry, powder.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 25, 2017, 10:41:05 PM
Beautiful pictures, but it's cold just looking at them!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Babybearjs on December 26, 2017, 12:54:52 AM
we got snow on Christmas, not much, but it was a white Christmas this year....
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: dsk on December 26, 2017, 05:13:16 AM
I have been shuffling snow for an hour now, and they say it may be another 30-35 cm (1ft) this day.


I wish you a nice holiday!


dsk
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 26, 2017, 01:43:03 PM
Beautiful pictures, but it's cold just looking at them!

Thanks, and yes, it was cold. Funny thing about taking photos up there, if it is warm, it's over cast (cloudy) and if there is sun, it's cold. That sunset picture I posted in dsk's Christmas gift cheese board was taken about 1/2 hour after the cloud cover broke up. Was 20° F all day and cloudy. Clouds broke at 3:30, sunset was 4:10 and it dropped from 20° to 10° overnight with clear skies.

Christmas day was windy and cold but not as cold at this morning, the 26th. Dropped to -17°C (-2°F) and a bright sunny day. Without clouds, the heat from the sun of the day escapes into the atmosphere over night.

I overlaid a real map of Wisconsin over dsk's cheese board showing the 3 water shots to the east and the one red dot, the blowing snow (and the shot to the west for that sunset image). I grew up in Kewaunee so to me, I've seen all Lake Michigan and winter can dump on that part of the state. Very pretty but very bone chilling.

It was a white Christmas where we traveled for the weekend.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 26, 2017, 01:59:55 PM
When I lived in Michigan and it was particularly cold, the street lights and parking lot lights had a peculiar effect of casting a visible beam at an upward angle from a downward facing light, as seen from the side. that and the halos and "sun dogs" were strange effects.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on December 27, 2017, 10:59:56 AM
When I lived in Michigan and it was particularly cold, the street lights and parking lot lights had a peculiar effect of casting a visible beam at an upward angle from a downward facing light, as seen from the side. that and the halos and "sun dogs" were strange effects.

Did you live in the deep woods area of Michigan where this was a typical winter, cold, cloudy, snow covered everything kind of day?
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on December 27, 2017, 12:12:03 PM
I recall waking up in Connectcut to a fresh overnight snowfall. It was amazing!! Everything covered in white, no tire tracks or footprints yet, pristine. I also remember the silence, not a sound from anything. The snow acts as an acoustic barrier, soaking up all sounds. It was even more beautiful if there was an ice storm, everything covered in ice looked like it was made of crystal when the sun hit it, breathtaking, and as with most extremly beautiful things, very, very dangerous!
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on December 27, 2017, 01:35:55 PM
Did you live in the deep woods area of Michigan where this was a typical winter, cold, cloudy, snow covered everything kind of day?

More of an agricultural area, about halfway between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.  It would occur on clear, very cold nights.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on December 27, 2017, 04:18:15 PM
I recall waking up in Connectcut to a fresh overnight snowfall. It was amazing!! Everything covered in white, no tire tracks or footprints yet, pristine. I also remember the silence, not a sound from anything. The snow acts as an acoustic barrier, soaking up all sounds. It was even more beautiful if there was an ice storm, everything covered in ice looked like it was made of crystal when the sun hit it, breathtaking, and as with most extremly beautiful things, very, very dangerous!
Wow, you don't see snow very much, do you? ;) ;D

I do enjoy a nice, fresh snowfall, if it's on a Saturday/Sunday morning, and if there's a clear sky.

It's been below zero the past few days here in Wisconsin. Not fun when I have to work next to a routinely opening and closing garage door all day! :o
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on December 27, 2017, 06:06:15 PM
Wow, you don't see snow very much, do you? ;) ;D

I do enjoy a nice, fresh snowfall, if it's on a Saturday/Sunday morning, and if there's a clear sky.

It's been below zero the past few days here in Wisconsin. Not fun when I have to work next to a routinely opening and closing garage door all day! :o

I do not see any snow since I moved to south Florida! We had 82 degree weather on Christmas day! I grew up in Connecticut, saw lots of snow for many years. One day I had to jump out the second floor window of my parents house and walk around to shovel out the front door! Used to build igloos and snow tunnels in the yard. Learned to drive on snow & ice in rear wheel drive cars with studed snow tires. There was a movie made about an ice storm, I was working in a gas station during that, think it was around 1973! The governor shut down the entire state. Loads of fun! I cannot recall the name of the movie but I think it had something to do with a party where people got stranded??

PS - Google is my friend, the movie was "The Ice Storm" and was about a "Key Party" in New Cannan Conn. It was in 1973. That was what I was talking about, looking like crystal, in the morning when the sun came out everything was incased in ice, beautiful! I have attached a picture and there are more here:

http://www.courant.com/hc-pictures-the-ice-storm-of-1973-20140407-photogallery.html
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Nick in Manitou on December 27, 2017, 08:15:13 PM
From 2000 to 2007 we had a ranch located at about 7300 ft above sea level, between Denver and Colorado Springs. The house was built in the late 1800s and had no insulation in it at all when we moved in!  We added insulation to the attic, but the insulation contractors suggested that it would be very difficult to get insulation well distributed in the walls by blowing it in due to the method of construction. They suggested we wait until we either removed the plaster on the inside or the siding on the outside to insulate the walls.

The ranch was located in a bit of a valley and on the coldest nights when the air was still and the sky clear it got as cold as...-40F!  That was cold! Borrowed a couple thermometers from neighbors to confirm that ours was reading correctly (on the north side of the outhouse).  We spent a lot of money on heat in that house and it was still cold! 

Perhaps that is part of the reason we decided to try Arizona!

Nick

(Perhaps I should add that indoor plumbing had been added prior to our moving into the place!)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on December 27, 2017, 10:09:31 PM
Only a minor dusting here yesterday morning, apparently friday morning's meant to be a "bit snowy", especially in comparison to some of the photos here...  ;D
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Post by: TelePlay on December 31, 2017, 09:35:34 AM
Bone chilling webcam images from the very end of Highway 42 in Door County, Wisconsin. That's the very tip of the thumb where the State Highway ends, at a ferry dock, and a boat takes people and cars from the end of Hwy 42 to Washington Island.

Captured at 8 AM, the top left image shows the route from Northport (1&2) across Death's Door (or in French - Porte des Mortes) to the Detroit Harbor ferry dock on Washington Island.

The upper right shows the ferry that's been sitting there all night waiting to being its first run. Note, the water from the ferry to Detroit Island has frozen over during the night.

The lower left image shows Hwy 42 as it comes to the end, a bit of a crest as the road breaks out of the wooded landscape and then nothing but down hill slope to the dock, the water, the end of the road. They have two cameras on the Northport side and the lower right shows the ticket booth and docks waiting for the ferry to arrive. Two vehicles have already lined up to catch the first ferry. Note, the water from the harbor breakwater piers to Plum Island in the distance is dark blue, open and cold water. That is Death's Door, one of the most treacherous points on all of the great lakes because that strait is where Green Bay on the left meets Lake Michigan on the right. Something like 60 ships sank in that area from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.

A typical winter, about to be sunny but very cold, day, the last one of 2017 at the tip of the thumb on dsk's cutting board . . .  ;)

(http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=372.0;attach=175375;image)
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 01, 2018, 09:03:33 AM
I've walked this dock to the very end many times in the summer. This morning with the air temperature of -10° F and -24°C at 8AM on New Years Day is just cold. I can't imagine being on of the 708 people who live year round on that island, 7 miles from the tip of Door County. And having to travel back and forth on that ferry in the dead of winter makes me shudder, that cold steel and the elements on this ferry just getting ready to leave Washington Island. Dry cold is one thing, this on water is something else.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 01, 2018, 06:12:18 PM
Last image, I promise, of this area.

Wasn't waiting for it, just logged in and there it was. The Washington Island Dock webcam captured the Super Full Moon at 4:30 pm (just after sunset) and you can see the moon's reflection on the ice. Still looks cold. But you have to admit, this is a cool photo, even if not high def resolution.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2018, 06:41:29 PM
Oh come on....we want pictures from July!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2018, 07:23:50 PM
Oh come on....we want pictures from July!

Terry

Well, it's a little airbrushed, but...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 01, 2018, 07:44:06 PM
Oh come on....we want pictures from July!

Terry

Okay, but just 1 from this past late summer (except for one take one week ago - you can figure out which that is).
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 03, 2018, 09:59:44 PM
What's wrong with this picture? Normal Great Lakes lake effect snow bands (Benton Harbor, Traverse City, Cleveland, Buffalo, etc, which is normal for this time of year and northwest winds. What's that blue stuff from SC, NC and VA?

Anyone get good pictures from down there? This has to be a very rare event for that area.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: jsowers on January 03, 2018, 11:42:26 PM
It didn't hit Piedmont NC much at all, just points east, as the radar shows. Yes, many places who almost never get snow are covered with it now. Charleston, SC was pretty much closed down this afternoon with a layer of ice with about three inches of snow on top of it. They had the first measurable snowfall in Tallahassee, FL in 28 years. Norfolk, VA is getting it now.

The Weather Channel has been covering this storm non-stop. The storm resembles a category 3 hurricane but with snow and ice, according to one of our local forecasters. It has a rotation to it. It's on its way to New York and New England. A lot of it is off-shore now and just rain, but it could come farther onto land and cause lots of snowfall up north and have wind gusts too, like a blizzard.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on January 04, 2018, 09:42:51 AM
My sister lives in Holden Beach, NC 30 feet from the water on the inlet. I spoke with her last night and she had snow falling in her yard and in the water. This is a first in a very long time that has occurred.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: twocvbloke on January 04, 2018, 09:47:46 AM
Apparently there's a "weather bomb" hitting the US & Canada:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42544605
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on January 04, 2018, 09:49:59 AM
Just as I finished my previous post Sis sent me this picture of Holden Beach NC taken just minutes ago.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: 19and41 on January 04, 2018, 01:14:38 PM
The news said the storm is responsible for 3 lives lost in traffic accidents.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on January 04, 2018, 01:22:07 PM
The cold front reached South Florida! It was 41 degrees F in Coral Springs this morning! There is snow in North Florida. I heard on the news this morning that it was warmer in Alaska than it was in Florida!
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Post by: TelePlay on January 04, 2018, 04:57:28 PM
Alarmism run amuck thanks to social media, however, they who do this may have overplayed their fear-mongering hand with this one.

Apparently there's a "weather bomb" hitting the US & Canada:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42544605

I'm skeptical . . . 



The news said the storm is responsible for 3 lives lost in traffic accidents.

I'm really skeptical . . . 
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 04, 2018, 05:20:13 PM
The cold front reached South Florida! It was 41 degrees F in Coral Springs this morning! There is snow in North Florida. I heard on the news this morning that it was warmer in Alaska than it was in Florida!

Harry, yes, don't see a snow cover map like this that often but I'm sure it will melt a lot faster down there than up here . . .  There's more snow in Georgia and South Carolina than there is in the southern Rocky Mountains, the ski resort areas.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on January 04, 2018, 05:47:47 PM
The news said the storm is responsible for 3 lives lost in traffic accidents.


I'm really skeptical . . .


In NC


http://wavy.com/2018/01/04/nc-gov-3-deaths-blamed-on-snow-storm/
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: AE_Collector on January 04, 2018, 05:48:47 PM
The cold front reached South Florida! It was 41 degrees F in Coral Springs this morning! There is snow in North Florida. I heard on the news this morning that it was warmer in Alaska than it was in Florida!

Exact same temp, 5C/41F here in Vancouver. Think I’ll head North to Alaska to warm up.

But you will be back to normal in a day or two and your weather forecast for the week won’t look like this!

Terry
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: HarrySmith on January 04, 2018, 06:22:32 PM
Exact same temp, 5C/41F here in Vancouver. Think I’ll head North to Alaska to warm up.

But you will be back to normal in a day or two and your weather forecast for the week won’t look like this!

Terry

Yeah, we are supposed to be back to 70 & 80 degree weather next week. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: TelePlay on January 04, 2018, 06:22:55 PM
In NC

http://wavy.com/2018/01/04/nc-gov-3-deaths-blamed-on-snow-storm/

Weather events do not kill people. Personal responsibility, life experiences, proper equipment, having a high respect for the situation and sometimes a bit of good luck keeps people safe and alive in weather conditions. It's just not right to blame any weather event for a death. Every person has a choice, many choices at any point in time, and choosing wisely is always the best bet for staying alive. Not a guarantee but it raised the odds significantly. Speed, poor tires, following too close, not being highly aware of all nearby vehicles movements and lack of experienced driving in snow were most likely the cause, not the weather. Accidents are just that, accidents, regardless of choices made and not being poorly prepared to handle a situation only increases the chance of an accident, some of which are fatal. It's life and in life, stuff happens.

It's irresponsible for the Governor or anyone else to blame a snow storm on a death. Did he do that becasue his state did not have the equipment to plow, sand and salt the roads? Yeah, probably. But why would NC spend the money on that equipment when it shows but once every 20 years. The governor should have led with the facts and not passed the buck on a weather event. Just saying . . .
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Pourme on January 04, 2018, 06:26:44 PM
Excellent points....Can't argue with you on that...
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 04, 2018, 07:34:25 PM
The cold front reached South Florida! It was 41 degrees F in Coral Springs this morning! There is snow in North Florida. I heard on the news this morning that it was warmer in Alaska than it was in Florida!
Man, I would KILL for a 41 degree day here! I don't think it's gotten above freezing since November up here, and it hasn't been anywhere near freezing point (32°F) in weeks, hovering right around 0°F. It's been -7° most early mornings.
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: Doug Rose on January 04, 2018, 07:55:15 PM
Weather events do not kill people. Personal responsibility, life experiences, proper equipment, having a high respect for the situation and sometimes a bit of good luck keeps people safe and alive in weather conditions. It's just not right to blame any weather event for a death. Every person has a choice, many choices at any point in time, and choosing wisely is always the best bet for staying alive. Not a guarantee but it raised the odds significantly. Speed, poor tires, following too close, not being highly aware of all nearby vehicles movements and lack of experienced driving in snow were most likely the cause, not the weather. Accidents are just that, accidents, regardless of choices made and not being poorly prepared to handle a situation only increases the chance of an accident, some of which are fatal. It's life and in life, stuff happens.

It's irresponsible for the Governor or anyone else to blame a snow storm on a death. Did he do that becasue his state did not have the equipment to plow, sand and salt the roads? Yeah, probably. But why would NC spend the money on that equipment when it shows but once every 20 years. The governor should have led with the facts and not passed the buck on a weather event. Just saying . . .

as Groucho Marx put it,  “that is the most ridiculous  thing I have ever hoid of.” Weather events do not kill people? That is just a ludicrous statement. Guns don’t kill its the bullets that do, right?  What the XXXX !!.....Kidamazed
Title: Re: Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it Snow ( and other weather events )
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 04, 2018, 08:19:17 PM
as Groucho Marx put it,  “that is the most ridiculous  thing I have ever hoid of.” Weather events do not kill people? That is just a ludicrous statement. Guns don’t kill its the bullets that do, right?  wth!
I think John is saying that weather events do not kill people directly. In Northern states, we almost never have a fatality during a snowstorm, since people living up here are better prepared for a snowstorm, and know how to drive in snow and ice. In Southern states, in the event of a freak snowstorm, people are more likely to be killed, since they don't know how to adapt to Winter driving. It's not the snowstorm that kills, it's almost always more directly a human factor involved.

It's like the "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" argument, but that's another can of worms. Let's try not to open that up, nor let this go in the direction of a polarized argument. :)
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Post by: Doug Rose on January 04, 2018, 08:31:59 PM
Hurricanes in  Puerto Rico, Florida,  Texas...past in New Orleans. Fires in CA drought. Rationalize it any way until you have lost a loved one in a weather related instance. Think about it. I just disagree..Doug
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Post by: jsowers on January 04, 2018, 09:33:00 PM
It snows more often than every 20 years in Raleigh and Carthage where one of the accidents took place. They've had some very bad snows in that area over the years and they should have the equipment to plow snow. But in this case it was ice on a bridge that caused the accident. A truck with two men skidded on an icy bridge. Yes, they could have been going too fast or had bald tires or any number of things, but the weather was a contributing factor and they broke through the guardrail and landed in the creek upside down in the icy water. Both men were found dead when the truck was pulled out of the creek. Below is a picture of the truck before it was pulled out.

About the "weather bomb" thing, that was repeated often on The Weather Channel. I heard it several times. Not that WC isn't guilty of being sensational. It thrives on sensationalism. So it wasn't just social media. It was also called a "bomb cyclone" in the Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/04/historic-bomb-cyclone-unleashes-blizzard-conditions-from-coastal-virginia-to-new-england-frigid-air-to-follow/?utm_term=.147a18d090ae

Just setting the record straight.
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Post by: TelePlay on January 04, 2018, 09:55:08 PM
Hurricanes in  Puerto Rico, Florida,  Texas...past in New Orleans. Fires in CA drought. Rationalize it any way until you have lost a loved one in a weather related instance. Think about it. I just disagree..Doug

Thought about it, going with what Christian said. And, none of the above would have resulted in a death had the people in the event prepared or evacuated. First responders can't be included for they run toward the event, it's the risk they willingly take by electing to do that job.

California's policies for clearing out deadwood which fuels wildfires helps but ignored by some communities. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/california-widlfires-prevention-regulations.html) Hurricanes take days to reach an area. Tornadoes develop and hit within 5 minutes, enough time to take cover. Snow storms are known days in advance. Thunder storms (lightning strikes) can be seen coming at least 30 minutes in advance. Earthquakes, well, that not a weather event but  those do kill those who chose to live on or near faults. Volcanic eruptions today are known more than a few days in advance. Except for earthquakes, a non-weather event, there is time to take proper actions, including evacuating.

I'm not rationalizing anything, its life, the facts of life, living life, trying to stay alive. Each person is responsible for themselves, to protect themselves from harm, to take care of themselves. That can be done in many ways including not driving too fast on a snowy road regardless of past driving experience. Groucho was a mediocre comedian, Clint Eastwood was a B-movie pragmatist, "A Man's Got To Know His Limitations."

Weather does not kill, the actions of some people in a weather event gets them killed and if one of those was my brother or sister or parent or child, I'd have sympathy for them but forever wonder why they did not do what was necessary to protect their life. To blame the weather for their death was be just wrong (I did loose an uncle on Green Bay off of Dykesville when a freak storm came up capsizing his boat before he and his friend could reach shore and I lost a cousin who drove his Firebird off of a snow covered winding road into a tree in Shawano, Wisconsin killing himself - does that count for having lost a loved one?)

I don't buy into the alarmist media fear mongering so pervasive today intent on blaming deaths on something other than the person responsible just because it makes sensational headlines, increase time spent watching and raises rating. The driver of that truck was the person responsible for two deaths, not the weather.
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 04, 2018, 10:28:24 PM
Everyone is probably analyzing the wording too much. Bad weather conditions set up the opportunity for people to push their luck beyond their point of no return.

I think we live in an age where everything that happens is someone or something else’s fault. No one takes responsibility for anything and as for being on the road I feel that people won’t adjust to conditions. They just carry on like normal as much as possible like they are on autopilot.

As for calling this east coast storm a weather bomb or other similar names, the weather scenario has happened before, nothing new there. I recall hearing this term used a year or two ago. Some weather agency (In my opinion) has simply come up with a name to specifically describe a specific weather condition rather than just calling it a storm. Just part of “the information age”. No malice by the media, no Fake News. There’s a whole plethora of “new words and phrases” popped up in the last year or more (including that one I just quoted) that I would love to see “deep sixed”!

Terry
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Post by: TelePlay on January 04, 2018, 10:29:04 PM
It snows more often than every 20 years in Raleigh and Carthage where one of the accidents took place. They've had some very bad snows in that area over the years and they should have the equipment to plow snow. But in this case it was ice on a bridge that caused the accident. A truck with two men skidded on an icy bridge. Yes, they could have been going too fast or had bald tires or any number of things, but the weather was a contributing factor and they broke through the guardrail and landed in the creek upside down in the icy water. Both men were found dead when the truck was pulled out of the creek. Below is a picture of the truck before it was pulled out.

Thanks for that. I wish the media would take the time to dive into the facts instead of crafting a sensational headline.

Ice on bridges and over passes is one of the scariest parts in any winter driving condition and condition of tires doesn't matter. I was the 7th vehicle in a 7 car pile up on an overpass in late March in 2010. It was a warm sunny day and the roads were clear but when the sun went down, the temperature dropped and the overpasses being below freezing began to accumulate the moisture in the air turning every overpass in half the county into glare ice in about 10 minutes. Over 60 multiple car accidents happened in a 30 minutes period and the sky was clear. Totaled the van after pumping the brakes and working the steering wheel to avoid 5 cars sitting on the overpass bumper to bumper and just clipped the back end of a singled car just sitting in the middle of the right lane, undamaged until I hit her. She stopped in the middle of the road as a witness and became a victim. After clipping her back corner, which caused her car to do 2 360° spins on the ice, I bounced into the concrete guard rail which kept the truck from going over onto the railroad tracks below. Busted up the front end with the two collisions. No one got hurt in the 25-30 mph crash, fortunately. Got images and video of the damage of all the vehicles to this day. That was weather being a contributing factor but poor driving by those in front of me was the cause. I was braking down well from 55 until my front tires hit the overpass and at that point, it was all over except for an emergency (panic) attempt to get the truck over two lanes in about 8 seconds.

One day I was half way back from a 250 mile cross state drive with my speed control on when I hit an area of black ice at 65 mph. The loss of traction caused the engine to speed up and the back end to want to come around. After 3 zig zags, I got the cruise of and it took another 3 zig zags to get the truck slowed down and straight. Never forget that fun event. Black ice is the most dangerous if all winter driving conditions. NEVER use a cruise control if it even looks like it might be a black ice day.

I think I had about 9 close calls in 15 years of driving 200 to 500 miles a day, 5 days a week and one on a windy spring day when the roof of a barn crossed the highway no more than 20 feet in front of me at eye level. Saw many more including fatalities. Not driving anymore and don't miss those days, rain or snow.

It's always sad and unfortunate when someone dies.

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bombogenesis - the rapid reduction in barometric pressure (24 millibars over a 24 hour period) or the barometric pressure bombs out, falls, drops like a bomb - analogies. The word is slang used by meteorologists derived from cyclogenesis, a meteorological term. Unfortunately, a bomb is something the quickly releases energy, something quite different from the sensational tie to a weather event. Words mean something and for the media to use "bomb" and "most explosive" drop in that sense is alarmist malpractice on their part, but it gets good ratings, doesn't it, especially in this area of terrorism. It's just a nor'easter and I think the east coast get 2 to 5 nor'easters each winter, it just weather, high and lows interacting with the jet stream and the tilt of the planet away from the sun in the northern hemisphere during winter. This one is just a bit stronger than others. But it is not a bomb. A winter hurricane, if you will, but not a bomb.
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Post by: Fabius on January 05, 2018, 12:58:14 PM
It's Snowageddon in La Porte Indiana. Being just 12 miles (as the crow flies) from Lake Michigan we are getting bombed by lake affect snow. Pictures taken out the kitchen window. Mailbox and Jeep.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 05, 2018, 01:15:47 PM
15 degrees again this morning.  They are predicting it to be 55 by Tuesday.  I got out a new portable heater and threw away the box that morning, 2 days ago.  It's deader than a doornail now.  Meanwhile my 20 year old heater, a cheapie, made in Germany putts along.
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 05, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
Check the “tilt switch” required in the newer heaters.. I had a reasonably new heater that cooked its tilt switch. Not heavy duty enough for the constant current in a device that also gets hot on its own I guess. Not that one should bypass the safety feature but if needed to avoid frost bite .... Your old one isn’t going to have a tilt switch in it either.

Terry
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Post by: 19and41 on January 05, 2018, 01:43:25 PM
The new one has that and also an allegedly self re-settable overheat switch.  It was to reset in 20 minutes after cooling off unplugged.  Still croaked after 4 hours.  The furnace on it's own brings up the temp to 70.  With the little helpers, it gets to about 73.  I'm also the idiot in the south that bought and installed heat tapes on the water pipes.  They almost froze off in the 2012 storm.  I had to run the German heater in the crawlspace to bring them back from the brink,  I didn't want a repeat.  ;D
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Post by: jsowers on January 05, 2018, 01:55:03 PM
We had a low of 7 last night, and a greenhouse with a bad thermostat on the heater. It was running wide open yesterday afternoon and the cooling fan and vents were opening to exhaust the heat. My electric bill is going to be a whopper. I hope it didn't do that long. We have a kerosene heater out there now and a part on order for the electric heater. You wouldn't believe what online retailers ask for a thermostat. Anywhere from $71.50 to $216! It's a special control that goes inside an electric Modine heater and only has two wires and a temperature sensing bulb. The part is supposed to get here sometime after January 12th. Every place had it backordered.

My mom, who's 88, still gardens a lot and keeps her tender plants in the greenhouse. She's seeing the writing on the wall and is making plans to give away a lot of plants this spring, if she has any left after this. The greenhouse is 22 years old and I'm surprised it all lasted this long without much repair. And I'm the one footing the bill for electricity since it's behind my house.

I'm lucky to have a well-insulated basement and outside walls and no frozen pipes from the low temps. I have enough to worry with.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 05, 2018, 03:19:31 PM
I work for a transit authority here and the fire supression water systems have been bursting in some of our stations.  Most of our sprinklers fortunately, only have water when tripped.
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Post by: dsk on January 05, 2018, 03:38:05 PM
We have a sprinkler system in a building where frost is a risk in some lofts etc, there (those areas) do we have a special sprinkler system with compressed, air and a special valve so when a head is activated, and the pressure falls under a level, the water comes.  It is designed pretty many of those systems, and some of them are trustworthy. (luckily ours are).  Saves a lot of money in the long run.

dsk
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 05, 2018, 04:57:43 PM
Today was sort of a break from the cold, being a whopping 10 degrees Fahrenheit! I don't think it's been this warm for a week or so!
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Post by: dsk on January 06, 2018, 09:00:03 AM
-8-10 deg C (~14 degrees Fahrenheit) and our first trip in to the woods since I got my prolapse.

My old Coleman 440A stove converted to Leather pump packing  works great, so a quick rest with some stew was welcome as an outdoor lunch.  (The tracks on the ice are from elk(s).  )

dsk
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Post by: TelePlay on January 06, 2018, 12:06:50 PM
Is that SPAM in the pot? Love the stuff, much better than C-Rations and light to carry.

Nice photos, you have one of the best locations year-round for photography.
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Post by: dsk on January 06, 2018, 02:14:43 PM
It was a kinda tomato soup/stew with some sausages +++
dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on January 06, 2018, 07:53:16 PM
My poor old cactus got it...   bad.

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Post by: Pourme on January 17, 2018, 11:13:25 AM
~

Here's what it looks like in Western North Carolina....
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Post by: HarrySmith on January 17, 2018, 12:16:26 PM
The weather map this morning showed a line of snow storms from Florida to Maine!
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 17, 2018, 12:58:29 PM
Haven’t seen any weather reports from the dashboard in your car lately Harry!

10C/50F here today in Vancouver...and not raining. Usually here at this time of year “if it isn’t raining, it’s about to start!”

Terry
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 17, 2018, 01:01:11 PM
It snowed here through the night, left about 2-3" on the ground and has been about 1 or 2 degrees Celsius through the day, so, a bit chilly, apparently there's an "Amber alert" for "heavy" snow tonight, we shall see though... :)
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Post by: 19and41 on January 17, 2018, 04:55:11 PM
We got a few inches of snow last night.  the roads are covered in ice and the temps have remained around 22F.
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Post by: dsk on January 18, 2018, 09:38:15 AM
No pictures this time, life has become a little unusual here, we have not that that much snow since 20 yrs. back. The buses do not go the last 10 kilometers from home, and the roads are note good. My daily life is mainly 4 things: Eat, sleep, work, shuffle snow!

dsk
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 18, 2018, 10:19:04 AM
The price of living in Paradise!

Terry
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Post by: dsk on January 18, 2018, 10:21:17 AM
I guess you are right! And I prefer this for rain!
dsk
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Post by: Brinybay on January 19, 2018, 01:04:23 PM
-8-10 deg C (~14 degrees Fahrenheit) and our first trip in to the woods since I got my prolapse.

My old Coleman 440A stove converted to Leather pump packing  works great, so a quick rest with some stew was welcome as an outdoor lunch.  (The tracks on the ice are from elk(s).  )

dsk

Any ice fishing?  I've yet to experience fresh-caught fish for breakfast.
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 19, 2018, 01:49:10 PM
It snowed a fair bit yesterday morning, dropped about 6 or 7 Inches of powdery snow, and as a result, a lot of things closed (schools, colleges, businesses, etc.) because we fail at winter, but I got the day off college anyway, and looking outside, well, through my IP Camera, it's snowing again right now, my shovelled path through the snow in the yard has turned white again already!!  ;D

That said, I like snow, cos I'm one of them oddballs who loves the stuff... :)
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Post by: dsk on January 20, 2018, 04:27:02 AM
 ;D Of-course the pictures comes when the weather is good, we have about 60-70 cm (2ft) compact heavy snow, but it looks nice, it is not to cold. The snow improves the insulation of the roof.  and we got less than 2 cm last 24 hours so that nice.

I hope the local sports-club earns money on their downhill slopes this winter. Not easy to run a business on hobby bases, and they do a great job for the children of the wally.

dsk

https://goo.gl/WCc8Ai (https://goo.gl/WCc8Ai)
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Post by: 19and41 on January 20, 2018, 08:22:46 AM
When I lived up north, we had less snow to deal with, but I remember after a few snows trying to figure out where to put the snow I had shoveled so I could shovel more, without "walling in" the cleared areas.
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Post by: Fabius on January 20, 2018, 11:00:01 PM
It's been a cold hard winter so far this winter in La Porte, Indiana. We are near Lake Michigan and get that lake affect snow.
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 21, 2018, 12:50:17 AM
And up here in the Great White North, Vancouver in this instance, the winter that stands out for total snow fall was 2008 when we had 40 inches fall over the winter.

Terry
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Post by: dsk on January 21, 2018, 09:50:38 AM
To day I observed a phenomena I know I have seen before, a very bright light on the sky, so after the daily snow shuffling we took a trip in the woods.
dsk
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 21, 2018, 10:01:16 AM
Wow, that looks beautiful!!

I would tell you to keep walking to get more pictures, but that would disturb the beautiful, untouched snow.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 21, 2018, 10:53:27 AM
Thanks for sharing such beauty with us!
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Post by: Pourme on January 21, 2018, 11:10:14 AM
Beautiful....

Good composition on your part as well, dsk!
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Post by: compubit on January 22, 2018, 06:37:58 AM
Very Beautiful!

Jim
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 23, 2018, 10:41:59 AM
Yesterday, it seems that every weather report predicted that Waukesha would only see some mild ice this morning. I woke up to find a foot of wet, thick, slippery snow on the ground. I tried turning my truck around in my driveway, but since the top section sits on a relatively mild incline (maybe 10-15°) I started sliding down sideways.

The plow trucks didn't seem like they were ready for it either--the roads were just barely plowed enough for traffic to get through. I had to shove my truck through a 2-foot wall of snow at the end of the driveway where a plow truck cleared the road.

I ended up getting to work 2 minutes before my shift started. Good thing I have four wheel drive!
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Post by: dsk on January 23, 2018, 10:45:16 AM
I have collected some snow here, so if need it, you may come and get some :-)
dsk
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Post by: jsowers on January 23, 2018, 01:45:27 PM
Christian, you need to investigate how much a snow plow blade for the front of your truck would cost.  ;)  My neighbor across the road is a landscaper and he has one on his landscaping truck.

Last week in central NC we had a 6" snowfall that was a little unexpected and arrived later than predicted. Our DOT crews sprayed salt brine on the main roads, and that helped a little until it got down to 16 at night. Finally the sun came out and the temps got above freezing and the snow plows could do their work on the secondary roads and we were no longer "snowed in." We have a four-wheel drive truck but thankfully nobody had to go to work, so we waited it out. I did feel sorry for those who couldn't take a day off. I was also glad I got our greenhouse heater fixed with a new thermostat.
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Post by: 19and41 on January 23, 2018, 02:02:16 PM
It got  back up into the 60's last weekend.  That's winter I can live with!
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Post by: HarrySmith on January 23, 2018, 02:12:44 PM
Christian, you need to investigate how much a snow plow blade for the front of your truck would cost.  ;)  My neighbor across the road is a landscaper and he has one on his landscaping truck.

Then you can make some extra money when it snows plowing your neighbors driveways! I used to do plowing when I lived in Connecticut. Lots of cash!
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Post by: AE_Collector on January 23, 2018, 02:45:24 PM
Your move to Florida fatally wounded that business of yours Harry!

Terry
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Post by: HarrySmith on January 23, 2018, 02:57:41 PM
Yeah, not a lot of plowing here in South Florida!
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Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 23, 2018, 03:44:56 PM
I used to blow show for an older woman who lived up the street, but that was with the snowblower we mount to the garden tractor every Winter. That tractor is pretty slow to begin with, but add a 200 pound auger and 50 pounds of offset weights to the back. It took me 15 minutes just to make it down the driveway and up the street to her house.

I keep my truck too nice to have the guts to mount a snow plow to it. The only questions that go through my head about it all day are "Is the wax I applied in November still holding up?" and "Should I try going to the car wash today, or will the line still be too long?" ;D ::) I don't use my truck as a workhorse at all. Guys just don't understand that where I work.

Here's how it looked when I got out of work. Poor truck! :'( I did have fun driving down the highway, watching chunks of snow on the hood catch the wind and splatter against the windshield! 8)
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Post by: dsk on February 02, 2018, 11:29:19 AM
This weeks pictures from Norway:

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 02, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
Might snow here this weekend, also might rain, so, who knows, the weathermen sure don't!!  ;D
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 02, 2018, 01:25:44 PM
I see some pretty heavy snow & cold in the Northeast US but we are headed back up to 80 degree weather here in South Florida. Punxatawnee Phil predicted 6 more weeks of WINTER weather this morning!
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Post by: Doug Rose on February 02, 2018, 02:11:35 PM
Thanks Harry!! Feeling much better now :-\
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Post by: 19and41 on February 02, 2018, 05:37:28 PM
Fair and 40 here today.
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 02, 2018, 06:13:13 PM
Thanks Harry!! Feeling much better now :-\

Hey, don't blame me, blame Phil!

Happy Groundhog Day!!
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Post by: K1WI on February 02, 2018, 07:12:47 PM
12 ° and " fresh breezes "   Beautiful day at the beach .
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 03, 2018, 12:51:37 AM
Punxatawnee Phil predicted 6 more weeks of weather this morning!

He’s smarter than the average groundhog! He will never be wrong with that prognostication!

Terry
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Post by: HarrySmith on February 03, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
Fixed it. Forgot to add "winter".
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Post by: 19and41 on February 03, 2018, 07:31:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddsNseQddOg
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Post by: TelePlay on February 04, 2018, 03:01:59 AM
February 3rd, 9 am looking east from the second story of a hotel toward Lake Michigan (behind the white building in the upper left - 10° F and just beginning to snow. Describes desolate miserably well.
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Post by: 19and41 on February 04, 2018, 08:33:50 AM
Woke to rain this morning.  Just heard a big long thunderclap and it's 34 degrees.  Very strange.
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Post by: 19and41 on February 04, 2018, 08:38:26 AM
The lightning strike map shows 1 lone strike up here.
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Post by: TelePlay on February 06, 2018, 07:32:21 PM
Mountain and woods images are always great but having grown up on the west shore of Lake Michigan, I can say the lake can take on dozens of personas depending on time of year and weather conditions. These were taken Friday morning, 2/2/18, on a cold but clear day.

Wave action creates the huge icebergs on the shore line and coat anything sticking up with layer upon layer of ice. The ice is brown because the waves also pick up sand from the bottom and mix it with the water, layer after layer. The shore iced sits on the bottom so unlike icebergs, has more than 50% of its thickness above the water line.

This was a calm day and the small ice cubes forming on the surface just float. By Saturday afternoon with a east wind snow storm, the cubes all blew into shore and that grey layer was indistinguishable from the sky (no pictures worthy of being taken).

Early morning images of the lake are always best. Glad I got these, a day later we had 6-8" of snow and most days cloudy. These are just a calm, clear winter day on Lake Michigan. Living on the lake lets one see it all. Thought I'd share this cold winter day shimmer.
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Post by: dsk on February 11, 2018, 08:11:22 AM
I like all the nice pictures you share here, and here are some from where I live, the first is for illustration of my new collection .... of  snow  ;D


dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on February 11, 2018, 09:10:03 AM
That snow is nice to look at.  I still think you could sell stock pictures for greeting or post cards.  I'd hate to have to keep shoveling it to get out or around, though.   ;)
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Post by: dsk on February 11, 2018, 10:01:24 AM
It is more than enough now, and everything is moved there manually (0-15 yds)
I have approx 1 yd heavy snow on the roof, so that is the next job. Have to take it carefully and evenly on both sides so the roof not will collapse.
dsk
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 11, 2018, 12:44:12 PM
At least a white snow collection doesn’t discolour in sunlight. It has other stability problems though.

Don’t try that ladder “set up” in the winter dsk! Next time you or I am painting let’s get together!

Terry
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Post by: dsk on February 11, 2018, 12:57:44 PM
A good Idea! I think if I collect enough snow, I may build my own glacier  ;D  and save the world from global heating.  ;)


dsk
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 11, 2018, 01:03:05 PM
Why don’t you hold your own “competing” Winter Olympics!

Vancouver would have paid you top dollar Krone for some of that “delivered” for our “Winter Olympics 2010”!

Terry
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Post by: 19and41 on February 11, 2018, 02:06:20 PM
It is more than enough now, and everything is moved there manually (0-15 yds)
I have approx 1 yd heavy snow on the roof, so that is the next job. Have to take it carefully and evenly on both sides so the roof not will collapse.
dsk

I wondered what steps you took as to roof loading when I saw all of those heavy roofs.  We are getting lots of water here straight, no ice and it is starting to flood in the lower areas.
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Post by: dsk on February 22, 2018, 08:42:42 AM
As usual only photos of nice weather. Everybody in this aria has shuffled snow from the roof, at least once.  We have our main snow depot in the slop aside the house, and now the snow bank is about 3-3.5 meters (=yds) high, far higher than our shed. I guess I have stored about 75 m^3 by hand shuffeling :D   (
2648.600ft³) :o    Here comes the picture of/from today:
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Post by: dsk on February 22, 2018, 08:45:51 AM
More photos:
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Post by: AE_Collector on February 22, 2018, 10:27:07 AM
You have some serious snow there dsk! Is it more than normal or just typical? Serious icicles as well.

What are the black boxes on the concrete wall? I thought maybe Post Boxes considering how well their access has been cleared. But it looks like large pipe or conduit to them as well.

Terry
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 22, 2018, 11:49:13 AM
Apparently next week us brits are in for a "snowmageddon" according to disreputable daily rags, I'm positive it'll be nothing like what DSK has there, just a little cold and a bit of snow probably...  ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on February 22, 2018, 12:47:29 PM
It's 74 F  here today and it's supposed to reach 80 this weekend.  I'll have to run the mower over the yard this weekend.
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Post by: twocvbloke on February 22, 2018, 12:54:47 PM
Toasty, it's set to hit -4 Celsius here tonight...  ;D
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Post by: 19and41 on February 22, 2018, 01:19:05 PM
It looks like the groundhogs didn't get it right down this way.
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Post by: dsk on February 22, 2018, 03:35:24 PM
You have some serious snow there dsk! Is it more than normal or just typical? Serious icicles as well.
About 4 times the normal amount of snow, only lived here for 20 years, and this is the first time I have had to remove snow from the roof.
The icicles are bigger than ever, but that house in the neighborhood is extreme, and it made a good motive.
What are the black boxes on the concrete wall? I thought maybe Post Boxes considering how well their access has been cleared. But it looks like large pipe or conduit to them as well.

Terry
Yes it is our mailboxes, we had recently to put them up together so the mailman not have to stop at each house, new regulations!   

dsk


PS we had -10 in the morning and got +2 in the sun. Now at 21.40 its -10.5 deg C
DS
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Post by: 19and41 on February 22, 2018, 03:51:01 PM
Those are definitely deadly icicles in the picture.  I haven't seen such snow since I worked in the mountains in Utah.
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 08, 2018, 10:13:10 AM
We got our second Nor’easter in a week.  Foot of heavy snow. Tree limbs down everywhere. Lost power at 2AM. 60 inside feels cold. Other than that, life is ducky....Doug

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Post by: twocvbloke on March 08, 2018, 10:49:59 AM
We had a cold spell last week dubbed "The Beast from the East", also called "The Big Freeze" by the rags (forgetting that 1963 was a far, far bigger big freeze for the UK!!), we got about a foot of snow here, but no power loss, no internet failure, nothing bad really, well, there was the fact that the doom merchants scared people into clearing the shelves of supermarkets (mostly Milk, Bread, veg and meat), so couldn't get any milk for a few days, but once that started coming back in, no issues really... :)

Unfortunately for me, I've had a slipped disc in my spine for the past 4 weeks, so couldn't enjoy the snow as I'd hoped to, so, missed out on it, aside form attempting to shovel a path out in the yard, got it done, but holy heck my back was in agony afterwards... :(
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 08, 2018, 07:20:54 PM
Still no power.  I reversed my generator from the deck electrical. Furnace was on the correct side. Went from 55 degrees to 70. Forced hot water got a great hot shower as well.  Killed main power in case power does come back on and generator is running. I just has to make a male male plug.


Not bad for a one legged fat man
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 08, 2018, 08:33:50 PM
Here in the UK back-feeding a generator into the house is highly illegal, mostly because there are people who forget to turn the power off and end up powering the neighbourhood, sending power back up through the distribution transformers and then shocking the poor sods trying to work on the lines to restore power, it's advisable to fit a generator changeover switch and have the power fed into the house's wiring as a 2nd input feed, just to be safe... :)
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 11, 2018, 10:04:02 PM
Third Nor’easter in two weeks is heading toward Boston tomorrow. We just got our power back :'(.  We will survive.

Harry...cheer me up, how’s the weather in Fla...Doug
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Post by: Babybearjs on March 11, 2018, 10:51:36 PM
Finally Clear here..... no more snow, or even rain today.... spring starts in a week and a half....I'm ready! still chilly in the morning though....
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Post by: 19and41 on March 11, 2018, 11:24:20 PM
It's in the 50's here, the trees are in bloom and the leaves are coming on.
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Post by: dsk on March 12, 2018, 03:40:28 AM
It is snowing, and we have -3 deg C here.


The picture is just showing how the snow limits the view.


dsk
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 12, 2018, 06:50:21 AM
Hot & sunny yesterday, almost 90 degrees. Supposed to be a cold front coming today, delivering another Noreaster on the north end and we are supposed to be down to the 50's! BRRRRR
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 12, 2018, 09:11:50 AM
thanks Harry....I feel much better now  :'(
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Post by: jsowers on March 12, 2018, 11:46:35 AM
Here in NC we have light snow falling with about an inch on the ground and the weeping cherry trees are blooming and the hyacinths are up. They say it could be up to five inches, but it's one degree above freezing and it's not accumulating on the roads yet, thank goodness. The folks in the southern part of my county are just getting rain.

Doug, it's on its way straight to Boston, according to the folks at the Weather Channel. So you and my cherry trees can both weep.  :'(  I hope your power stays on. At least you're prepared.
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Post by: dsk on March 12, 2018, 12:44:40 PM
No storm here, at least but it is a job to get the snow away.
The road has been pretty narrow.
I did put up a ladder as reference of how it looks.


dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on March 12, 2018, 03:01:54 PM
Is that where your mailboxes located?  The fringes look familiar.   ;D
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 12, 2018, 03:14:53 PM
Here in NC we have light snow falling with about an inch on the ground and the weeping cherry trees are blooming and the hyacinths are up. They say it could be up to five inches, but it's one degree above freezing and it's not accumulating on the roads yet, thank goodness. The folks in the southern part of my county are just getting rain.

Doug, it's on its way straight to Boston, according to the folks at the Weather Channel. So you and my cherry trees can both weep.  :'(  I hope your power stays on. At least you're prepared.
Here in NC we have light snow falling with about an inch on the ground and the weeping cherry trees are blooming and the hyacinths are up. They say it could be up to five inches, but it's one degree above freezing and it's not accumulating on the roads yet, thank goodness. The folks in the southern part of my county are just getting rain.

Doug, it's on its way straight to Boston, according to the folks at the Weather Channel. So you and my cherry trees can both weep.  :'(  I hope your power stays on. At least you're prepared.
thanks Jonathan....getting like Groundhogs Day....Doug
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Post by: compubit on March 12, 2018, 04:51:11 PM
Here in NC we have light snow falling with about an inch on the ground and the weeping cherry trees are blooming and the hyacinths are up. They say it could be up to five inches, but it's one degree above freezing and it's not accumulating on the roads yet, thank goodness. The folks in the southern part of my county are just getting rain.

Doug, it's on its way straight to Boston, according to the folks at the Weather Channel. So you and my cherry trees can both weep.  :'(  I hope your power stays on. At least you're prepared.

It looks like it's going to bypass Washington, DC, which is good for our cherry blossoms (and traffic!).  I was supposed to be in NC this weekend with my nephew visiting NC State's Engineering Program (he's a Jr. in HS), but am a little under the weather, so I bowed out...

Jim
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Post by: jsowers on March 12, 2018, 06:05:59 PM
It looks like it's going to bypass Washington, DC, which is good for our cherry blossoms (and traffic!).  I was supposed to be in NC this weekend with my nephew visiting NC State's Engineering Program (he's a Jr. in HS), but am a little under the weather, so I bowed out...

Jim

In two days you won't be able to tell it ever snowed here in NC. We didn't get very much, maybe two inches on the grass and it's already melting. Our Yoshino cherry trees haven't started blooming yet, but it won't be long.

NC State is a great place. I have several relatives who went there. One was a chemical engineer with Dow Chemical. Yes, the whole storm front is headed out to sea and then it's going to build up steam and go charging into Massachusetts like the Redcoats. So it's Two if by Sea, recalling the poem about Paul Revere.
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 12, 2018, 06:26:36 PM
thanks Harry....I feel much better now  :'(

You are welcome Doug. Anytime I can help!
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Post by: Pourme on March 12, 2018, 06:27:21 PM
Here in Western NC....We got maybe 2" of snow by noon. By 2pm you couldn't tell it had snowed at all. Fastest snow storm ever!
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Post by: Sargeguy on March 13, 2018, 11:48:02 PM
Still have power in Providence!
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 14, 2018, 07:52:15 AM
We got 24" of snow in Framingham MA!! It was supposed to be light and fluffy but it was wet and heavy, at least that is what Jan told me. I was no help with my new hip. Janet did the whole driveway and the walks. What a girl!

On the positive side, the third Nor'easter in two weeks did leave the power on for us. Seeing all the damage in the surrounding communities, we we very fortunate....Doug
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Post by: paul-f on March 14, 2018, 03:39:12 PM
I live a few miles north of Doug.

We lost power during the previous two storms, but kept it this time!  ;D

It's beautiful out there...
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 14, 2018, 05:19:28 PM
Beautiful??
Looks pretty cold to me!
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Post by: paul-f on March 14, 2018, 05:34:40 PM
Beautiful??
Looks pretty cold to me!

Cold?

Nah -- it's almost spring. Temp today was in the high 30s. Light jacket weather. In fact, I just came in from enjoying the outdoors for a few hours wearing jeans, a light flannel shirt and a lightweight down vest.

Some folks pay big bucks to travel to resorts to get this, but Doug and I have it in the back yard.
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 15, 2018, 12:12:59 PM
Yeah, I spent most of my life living in Connecticut, only been in Florida for about 12 years or so. I used to say cold was single digits but not anymore! This morning it was down to 45 degrees! BRRRRR!
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Post by: dsk on March 15, 2018, 01:06:08 PM
I know where  the shed is  :)


dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 15, 2018, 02:27:15 PM
But can you get in it?  ;D
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Post by: dsk on March 15, 2018, 02:29:11 PM
I have to dig a little, or wait for the spring, and that seems to be late this year.

dsk
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Post by: 19and41 on March 15, 2018, 03:55:08 PM
I guess that bit must be a shedload of snow!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 15, 2018, 03:56:29 PM
Badum-tish!
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Post by: Doug Rose on March 19, 2018, 10:53:28 PM
Here Come Those Tears Again.  Fourth Nor’easter in less than three weeks barreling at us. At least Tuesday is the first day of Spring  :'(  ....Doug
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Post by: 19and41 on March 19, 2018, 11:45:19 PM
We just had a big thunderstorm/tornado/ cataclysm move through the Atlanta area.  I just beat it getting home.  The winds were wailing and the rain pounding and then...  silence.  That's all, folks!
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Post by: twocvbloke on March 20, 2018, 07:08:56 AM
We had a bit of snow over the weekend, the rags called it "The mini-Beast", seems we can't have wintery weather without some sensationalist rubbish name for it...  ::)
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Post by: HarrySmith on March 20, 2018, 08:00:54 AM
First Day Of Spring!!

Supposed to be 89 here today!
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Post by: 19and41 on March 20, 2018, 08:35:06 AM
Here's the result of last night's weather here.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cleanup-next-after-severe-storms-plow-through-metro-atlanta/718580251
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Post by: dsk on March 26, 2018, 09:25:52 AM
We just passed this house  ;)


dsk
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Post by: dsk on March 27, 2018, 06:41:49 AM
Easter time use to have some nice winter weather too, here is a picture from Lillehammer + some from Lillehammer train station. ( I believe we have som trainspotters and clock people here too)., and some more from Hakadal.  (-14 this morning)

The last one showing that we still have some snow left, I am 6 feet 4 inches tall.


dsk
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Post by: dsk on April 04, 2018, 09:58:13 AM
And we got more snow today, 2" and more will come tomorrow... :'(

I'm waiting for the spring  ;)


dsk
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Post by: jfish on April 04, 2018, 10:04:57 AM
Snowing here in Port Huron, MI. this morning. I believe spring was canceled.

Jerry
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Post by: HarrySmith on April 04, 2018, 10:15:44 AM
Only 82 degrees here the past couple of days. Gets down to around 70 at night.
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Post by: dsk on April 04, 2018, 12:51:38 PM
Here it is deemed to be a tropical night if the temperature do not fall under 68F   (look at #8 here:) https://matadornetwork.com/pulse/10-fascinatingly-untranslatable-norwegian-words/

dsk
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Post by: twocvbloke on April 04, 2018, 02:27:55 PM
It's snowing here right now, having rained a lot earlier though, it's trying to settle, but melting fast, so it's quite sloppy outside right now...
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Post by: dsk on April 06, 2018, 05:45:41 AM
It is melting more during the day, tan whats coming down, but here is what came tonight.


And of-course I have to admit to be influenced by trends, so as you can see I tend to always look at the phone, and have it relatively close wherever I am.  :D


dsk


PS more about the phone: https://goo.gl/Z8njhF
DS
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Post by: dsk on April 08, 2018, 02:06:07 PM
Do we have a voltage drop, or, why does it look like this?
This melted hole in the snow contains a junction box for fiber (not visible) The old telephone distribution box and a box containing the service fuses for a number of houses close to mine.


I guess we could get in 3 or 4 men in to that cave.


dsk
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Post by: AE_Collector on April 16, 2018, 09:59:05 PM
Must be something in there pulling power to operate and it’s melting your snow! Maybe see if they can install some more of them!

Terry
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Post by: dsk on April 20, 2018, 03:56:35 PM
The spring as on its way:

dsk

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Post by: 19and41 on April 20, 2018, 04:46:06 PM
You have certainly earned a spring! :D
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Post by: HarrySmith on April 20, 2018, 05:16:34 PM
What a difference a month makes!