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Title: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 04, 2008, 08:46:58 PM
Boy,we have been getting some bad storms.Thunder showers we are use too,but not like these.And they are coming 3-4 times a day.The storms seems to be harder and longer as time goes on.Been raining here all day at times.Most years during July and Aug it does not rain much more than an hour at a time,called a shower.The rivers and streams are way higher than what they should be.The rock as I cross the bridge on the way to work is under water.The wet hole at the end of the field is still wet.The wife won't mow it unless I'm home.She probably would get the mower stuck in it.This wet hole should be well on it's way to drying out.We even had a tornado on the border of Maine.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 04, 2008, 09:29:51 PM
Not much hay being made around here either. Water table is up 3-4 feet in the gravel pit more than it usually is this time of year. The brook usually dries up, but has a good steady flow right now. Rains most every day. Corn likes it though. ;D


Dave
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on August 04, 2008, 09:37:43 PM
We've got quite a bit more rain than usual this year, but it's been nice and even so there's no floods.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on August 04, 2008, 09:40:32 PM
It's not just your part of the world  ::)

Local weather Stats for last month,  440mm of rain (~18"), July average is 200mm. Total sunshine hours 66  :(

Sun is actually shining now, but we had more rain earlier this morning. Thats some rain measured every day for the last 3 Weeks  ::)

Did I mention I've had enough of the rain?

Ian
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on August 04, 2008, 10:14:13 PM
My blueberries are cracking open.  I don't like it.   They will heal up if the sun comes out, some will be lost.  That's life.  Been getting the same rain as thecfarm.  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 05, 2008, 02:01:38 AM
It's been crazy up here, too.  Our two main rivers have flooded.  Most of the towns of Nenana and Salcha were flooded and it is still raining.  It slowed down and the floods have receded but it is still rainy and wet.  This summer has been much cooler than normal, too.  Like, lots cooler.  Some folks were firing up their boilers at the end of July!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on August 05, 2008, 06:15:13 AM
My sister lives in Delta Junction and she has reported the same.  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on August 05, 2008, 03:12:56 PM
We have been getting quite a few showers here too.  Most of these showers haven't been amounting to much though.  The crops are behind in average growth stages by about a week or two because of the lack of heat.  Don't get me wrong on this but if we can get a couple of weeks of warm sunny weather we could still pull off bumper crops off of the lands that were not damaged by heavy rains, winds, and the inevitable hail.

Most farmers that put up hay in these parts are claiming that they only got about 60% of their yearly average tonnage and is looking like it would be about 48% of the 10 year average.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Texas Ranger on August 05, 2008, 05:03:49 PM
Trade y'all for this junior sized hurricane that just went through.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on August 05, 2008, 08:30:54 PM
I wouldn't trade.  I love the climate of Maine, it has all the changes and I am hooked on all of them.  We also don't have earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and poisonous snakes.  Well almost, we have a little of each nothing major.  A bit of snow in the winter which make for a nice fresh change.   Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 05, 2008, 08:43:33 PM
Global warming has flat worn us out here too. Cooler temps all the way around. We have had a couple 101 - 105 days they said but mustly sub 100. The highs for our 15 day fporecast vary between 89 and 96. Lows for the next 15 days vary between 68 and 74.

That 68 is a might too cool for me but I can handle it. Overall my feet are staying nice and warm. I already dread winter but i don't want to think about it - I am basking in the sun and happy as a lark.

We are dry here. Our corn is burnt to a crisp. I see a few fields with irrigation but they are losing money by doing it. Or they must have figured out that crop insurance/federal subsidy/tax write-off balancing act real well to be dumping water on corn long enough to keep it green around here.

They havn't put meters on our well pumps here yet so i have been keeping my last pine tree alive, my last cottonwood tree alive, and the water oak don't need any water it must have a taproot 80' deep because it looks like it has water to spare and I haven't put a drop anywhere near its root system.

We are making do in a cooler than usual, dryer than usual, Texas summer. Dreading winter though. I hate winter. Don't know if I mentioned that yet. My feet are gettin cold just thinkin about it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on August 05, 2008, 09:21:54 PM
Here at the top of Utah the past three months have been relentlessly hot--usually around 95°, with only about five days over 100° though. Humidity is usually around 10-15% fortunately.

Today was the first cool day we have had in a long time. It only got up to 88°.

 At my new house, we have had less than 0.1" of rain in the last three months.

I was real late getting my garden planted and it has suffered through the heat. What I wanted didn't grow, and what I really didn't care about grew like crazy. Anybody need radishes?  :D

I was going to start a new topic to ask this question but I'll ask now....

Some animal is picking my green, paintball sized tomatoes and depositing them around--one found in a 5-gallon water bucket, one in my corn patch. What animal would do this? Choices I think are coon, cat or squirrel.

I just spent three weeks building two, 120 square foot storage sheds. (No building permit required if not over 120 s.f. per IRC.) Pictures to follow.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 05, 2008, 09:49:32 PM
Coon I'd say. Squirells don't mess with maters to my knowledge. Also, a coon has a personality. It will do "kid stuff" more so than most any other animal except a monkey. Don't have any jungles anywhere near you , do you?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 05, 2008, 09:56:32 PM
My Porch Coon Thread (link) (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=3118.msg40507#msg40507)


excerpt from yet a third porchcoon thread:
The wife is on the front porch with the water hose now.  Seems she was visited again last night sometime.  The dirt from the plant that she didn't move is all under the porch now.  She is muttering something that I can barely make out as the water from the hose-nozzle passes back and forth over my office window and the front door.

rrrrrrr rrrrrrr  ...coon..  rrrrrrrrrrr  ...... here racoon....  rrrrrrr rrrrrr.  mumble .....   rrrrrrr  rrrrrrr

I think she's finally losing her mind.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Handy Andy on August 05, 2008, 10:10:32 PM
  Here in the Kansas desert, we get rainy weather, but no real rain.  rained for 2 days last week and we got .20 .  Just enough to soak my hay but not enough to do any good.  Soybeans and alfalfa could use a drink. Not to mention the cow pasture.  Jim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 05, 2008, 10:20:22 PM
 smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop

It is parched here, 100, and miserably humid.  Normal.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 06, 2008, 02:21:26 AM
It has been an amazingly cool summer here.  Maybe this means we are entering a new ice age?  8)  -60 F and 10' of snow.  I could handle it.  For a while, anyway.  As long as it got above freezing in the summer, it'd be all right.  Maybe it'd make more city folk move away and leave the rugged folks.  No offense to any city folks.  Cities are great...  as long as they are far away.  ;D

Tell you what though, it has already gotten down into the 30's at night a couple of times.  Almost 2 weeks ago, it got down to 42 F overnight at my house...  in JULY!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thedeeredude on August 06, 2008, 06:38:10 AM
At least we have it better than those poor New Englanders in 1816 :o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 06, 2008, 11:08:51 AM
That was an interesting read.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dundee on August 06, 2008, 12:22:22 PM
You gotta wonder how the atheletes in Biejing are going to handle that hot, humid and SMOG weather??
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 06, 2008, 12:24:28 PM
Seems like I can remember my Father saying something about that.Seems like he said they had a frost every month.
Raining steady here now.Started around 10 AM and suppose to last all day.I might even be able to get a burn permit in Aug.That will seem odd.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on August 06, 2008, 12:39:11 PM

 Was raining here this morning also ... wind has picked up and now the sun is out  8) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Dodgy Loner on August 06, 2008, 01:57:33 PM
It was over 90o here by 11 AM this morning. smiley_crying  I moved to the mountains to get away from the heat!  Hasn't rained a drop in 9 days.  So far this is the driest year on record, even drier than last year, which was the driest year on record.  Send some of your rain our way!!!

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on August 06, 2008, 03:26:54 PM
Dodgy
We don't wanna shouldn't tell ya how nice it is in da north then....

Managed to creep up to 78 here today. Supposed to get up to 81 tomorrow.
But I'm ready for it to cool off next month and then snow.  :)

Don't envy you with the heat, nor anyone for that matter.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Dodgy Loner on August 06, 2008, 05:02:13 PM
Drove up to the top of Black Rock Mountain after lunch, which is just about 5 miles from where I live.  Highest State Park in Georgia at 3,600 feet.  It was 80o and breezy.  Apparently I just need to move farther up the mountain ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 06, 2008, 05:39:42 PM
Isn't it great to have a job where you can say, "I'm hot, I think I'll go to the woods".  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 06, 2008, 08:21:27 PM
...I'm ready for it to  .... snow. 

Go wash your mouth out with soap young man!  candle_smiley fire_smiley smiley_sick
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Handy Andy on August 07, 2008, 05:02:05 AM
  We had some nice showers here in the Kansas desert yesterday.  Nearly 2 inches.  Those beans and alfalfa will be celebrating for a couple weeks. I'm celebrating for the next week. Usually it doesn't rain here till the first of September.  Jim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 16, 2008, 03:53:47 PM
Looks like the weather has finally settled down.I forgot to mention I even turned the furnace on one morning,in August.That's a first for me.My FIL had his on almost every morning.If it's not 80 he's cold. I'm waiting out a shower now.Will be all over in a few minutes.Not like the way it's been for the last 2-3 weeks.I felt bad for the people who plan a year ahead for a vacation here.Been raining here almost steady for 3 weeks it seems.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 16, 2008, 04:48:39 PM
Well it's not what you call southern heat here for sure. Not many days in the 80's, I think less than 1 dozen. Mostly mid 70's for highs, but very humid. So it feels hot. We don't seem to get any dry cool NW winds this summer.  ::) Rains or showers almost daily, nothing dries. Rivers and brooks are high, up into the bushes along the banks. Had flooding up along the St Francis River, that borders with Maine in the far north end.

I wonder what the salmon fishing would be like this summer on the Upsulquitch R. with all this water? You need lots of clear water up there to get good fishing and canoeing over the gravel bars.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on August 16, 2008, 06:05:03 PM
I dont think I have ever seen a year that had more timely rains for the crops than this one. Except for about 3 days, the summer has been milder by far than normal. Friend of mine put in a center pivot irrigation system two years ago on a field. He still hasnt run it yet, outside of getting it out of the way for planting. He said his corn silage made just over 30 ton per acre.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 17, 2008, 01:22:31 AM
We've had a good summer for rain here, too. :)  We've not had many weeks without a good soaker, and the weeds are happy.  Those pore folks up there in Georgia(USA) are still pretty much parched though.  There is a little ol' Tropical Storm named Faye that might give them some relief and fill up their drinkin' puddle.  It might get a little breezy around here if she does what they think she will, but it will be worth it to see them get some rain!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: mike_van on August 17, 2008, 05:30:05 AM
Other than too much rain [every 2 days] This has been the coolest August I can remember!   8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 17, 2008, 08:14:01 AM
I thought it had settled down.Shower,so called,took about 4 hours to end.About 45 minutes from me a couple roads got washed out and had to be closed down.These was state roads too,not some small town back road. Hail as big as 1 in some towns.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 17, 2008, 10:26:36 AM
Bring it on Faye, bring it on :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Corley5 on August 17, 2008, 11:08:38 AM
We had our only 90 degree temp the 1st week of June then it cooled off and was damp for a month.  Not good haying weather instead of three weeks like last year we were six weeks getting it done.  July dried out and it stayed cool.  Temps were seldom into the mid 80s with some days only in the mid 60s and many nights temps got into the low 50s and in some instances the mid 40s.  August has seen a little rain but we're still dry.  Lawns are brown and the the pumpkins need a drink.  They're pretty stressed and with the heavy August dews powdery mildew is showing up now.  We've also got a real issue with bacterial wilt from the striped cucumber beetles.  Not gonna be a banner year for Zach's pumpkins but we've learned from our 1st experience with this pest.  It's supposed to get into the mid 80s today and range back and fourth into the the mid 70s all week with slight chances of rain.  It's been the coolest summer we've had in several years but turned real dry after a wet start.  Fall is only a couple weeks away  :-\  Note sure where the summer went  ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on August 17, 2008, 11:42:09 AM
We average about a half-dozen days of temperatures in the 90's.  Haven't had one this year.

We were wet early in the summer, but we're behind on moisture now.  We've been watering our vegetable garden and flower beds.  We'll have to water our fruit trees if we don't get significant rain this week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Maineloggerkid on August 17, 2008, 05:14:15 PM
I can back up what thecfarm is saying. here in Maine, its been one long mud season since the snow melted. I can't wait for things to freeze up, so I can get on some lower ground. I have a bunch of places I want to be, but its far to wet to take the skidder into.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on August 18, 2008, 03:51:35 AM
winter returned Thursday night to the mountains......
it's kinda sorta grudgingly letting go now....

that gave us about three weeks of not winter....

sure was a short what ever it was...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on August 18, 2008, 05:59:56 AM
I just read this morning that August, so far, has been about 24 cooling degree day less than last year.  That's an average acorss the country.

Bruce
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on August 18, 2008, 11:21:07 AM
it's AG's global warming...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 19, 2008, 10:15:35 AM
We were in Maine for 17 days and I think we got some kinda rain on some 12 of those days.  :D  Even when it didn't rain, it looked like it was going to.  It still was a nice change from the heat and night temps of 52 on most nights was awesome.
Now we are back home and Hurricane Fay is dumping plenty of rain on us.  I hope someone informs the South Florida Water management people the drought is over. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 10:35:08 AM
I've been watching it on the RADAR and it looks like it's going to be a wet one.   It's huge too, Reaching well off shore on the East Coast while the eye  is over Immokolee on the west side of the Glades.   It covers the entire southern half of the State.  Being this large, it might survive being over land.  It's getting a lot of water from the Atlantic and that bucket is huge.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 19, 2008, 10:54:04 AM
The weather man is saying we "Could" get as much as 12 inches. ::)
A co worker just called me to tell me to stay home cause he just swamped his car.  I said  "I already thought of that and gave myself the day off." ;D
I hope nobody calls me in. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 19, 2008, 11:09:54 AM
Looks like it's gonna miss me 8) but it also looks like it's gonna miss Georgia. :'(  Of course it can always do something silly.  They're getting pretty good at predicting what a storm should do, but they haven't been able to communicate that data to the storm itself yet. :-\

As a side note, when I got up this morning, I was most curious about the storm, and the tv was on ABC's Good Morning America.  The little headline crawl at the bottom of the screen said Faye is over Cuba, and expected to reach Fla sometime tonight. ???  Well, that didn't seem right to me, so I looked at the Radar on the Internet and confirmed that ABC's report is 24 hours old!  BOY, that kind of mediocrity just chaps my backside!! >:( >:(  That's the kind of slipshod reporting that gets people killed!  If those clowns can't even copy down the report from NOAA correctly, how can we be expected to believe anything else they report? >:( >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 19, 2008, 12:28:05 PM
Well, now they are predicting something silly for Faye!  They're saying she will go across Fla and out into the Atlantic, then turn around and come ashore again near Jacksonville. :o  Maybe Georgia will get some rain after all. 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 01:45:30 PM
They don't know.  :D

I think they are trying to make news.  If Fay goes into the Atlantic and blows herself out, in the middle of the ocean, it's not near as exciting.   Besides, I don't want her to hit Jacksonville.  :-\

It wouldn't bother me so much if she ran up the middle of the State as a Rain Storm, but a glancing blow on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean would be like filling a bucket in Niagra Falls.  There's a lot of available power there.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 19, 2008, 02:03:58 PM
   Besides, I don't want her to hit Jacksonville.  :-\



You don't get to vote, Tom. :D

This thing is set up to do wierd stuff.  That other big system in the Gulf turned it to the east, but it is moving off to the South and will suck Faye right in behind it.  I saw this happen back in the '60s when a Hurricane came ashore at Jax, came all the way across N. Fla, got into the Gulf and regenerated.  Then it came back ashore below Tallahassee and went right back to Jacksonville!  Just about anything is possible.
Title: H
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 02:10:02 PM
Oh yeah?!?   Well, ....... OH YEAH !?!?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: ADAMINMO on August 19, 2008, 02:14:48 PM
Sounds like you better get your swim floaties out and air em up there Tom. Be prepared for the worse and hopefully you only get the best!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 02:21:18 PM
The first of the outside bands of the storm have reached us, about 5 minutes ago, and we are getting a pretty good rain shower.

I talked to "The Man" again about moving this thing on out of the way.  He must not be listening to me.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: ADAMINMO on August 19, 2008, 02:37:39 PM
He always knows whats best!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 02:42:27 PM
That's what I've been told, but I think he has a streak of Practical Joke running through him too.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 19, 2008, 02:49:46 PM
It may be all my fault Tom.  I asked him to find a way to get it to Ga. without bringing it through here. :-*
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 02:53:48 PM
I saw that DanG.  You could be right, but, I just don't understand why he couldn't be taking it up I-75 where it would be doing everybody the most good?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 19, 2008, 03:13:41 PM

 Just got a report that there was a twister in Teri's area. She's OK, but, there was damage and injuries.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom_in_Mo. on August 19, 2008, 03:34:11 PM
Hope you guys get Aunt Fay's nerves all settled down by time me and Adam heads towards moultrie.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 04:03:43 PM
If this thing hangs around till October, you'll need an Arc.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 04:42:48 PM
So Far, the eye is following the least inhabited parts of the southern part of the state and is dead center on Lake Okeechobee right now.  The fastest winds are supposed to be in the eye wall, so I guess this is great for minimizing wind damage.   The bands that reach to the East and Northeast are solid with water and still carrying a lot of wind.  Thank goodness it isn't a Hurricane.

I don't envy anyone where it spawns tornadoes, but I'm sure glad it's running the course it is running and not scouring one of the coasts.   The place really needs washing anyway. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 19, 2008, 05:40:57 PM
This thing is moving oh so slow.  If we get any effect here, it will be late Friday or Saturday.  We need it bad, the rain that is, minus the wind.  I have got my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 05:44:19 PM
You will see some of it before then, if things stay the way they are.    We got the first band off of it at about 11 or Noon  today.  If the bands remain as far-reaching as they have been, you might get some rain tomorrow Morning Tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 19, 2008, 05:53:51 PM
This guy is quite a few crackers short of a full box:  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2008/08/19/florida.kite.boarder.wfor (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2008/08/19/florida.kite.boarder.wfor)

When I emailed this to friends, I subtitled it: "Kiss the dirt!  KISS IT!  And that car!  And that building!"  :D

Seriously though, I do hope he is all right and that he learned a lesson.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 19, 2008, 05:56:11 PM
Natural selection has its place.........
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 19, 2008, 05:59:19 PM
 Just heard from Teri. She is at Lynda's, and messaged me from there. She said the Twister went through 1 street over from her. She lives in a Modular home park, and they are back to back, facing their respective streets.  :o :o :o

  Reminds me of the twister that spun the blades off our Wind generator. It was only 120 feet from the house, when it went by.  :o :o :o

  All about the same as Haytraders recent experience.  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 06:02:31 PM
I don't understand why it didn't enter that guy's mind to turn loose of that rope?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 19, 2008, 06:10:51 PM
FDH,

Glad to hear that Terri is OK!!

Tom,

I bet he turns it loose next time ;D.  Nothing like the school of hard knocks to teach a fellow a thing or two or three or four...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 06:25:10 PM
If something snatched my bohunkus into the air about 40 feet and slammed me into the dirt and dragged me twenty feet, It would be a cold day in ..... miami...  before I let it snatch me back into the air again.   Let alone three times, or more, and then smash me into a concrete wall!

He looked a little like superman, didn't he?   On second thought, he looked more like that guy that played in The greatest American Hero, or whatever that movie was where he found a "super suit" delivered by aliens.   He had a hard time learning to fly too.  :D :D :D

We can laugh a little, I guess, 'cause the guy lived through it.  A little worse for wear, I understand.  I don't know what "Critical" means in a situation like this.  :-\


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzEb5IzdcrU
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Rocky_J on August 19, 2008, 06:35:53 PM
As of 5pm he was listed in critical condition and his prognosis was not good. Odds are that he won't survive.  :(

Looks like Darwin scores another one!  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 08:25:44 PM
The Storm, Fay, is now east of Fort Kissimmee and spinning around on the Blue Cypress Swamp (Blue Cypress Lake) that takes up the wilds between there and Vero Beach.  It is the Headwaters of the St. Johns River, which exits in the Northeast corner of the State at Jacksonville 300 miles away.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 08:33:12 PM
I just noticed that Reuter's had to get their two cents ....farthings.  ..pennies ..  in.   What are they trying to do, make it look like Florida is retributing for coffee and fuel prices?? :D

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Orange juice prices shot up on Monday on fears Fay could hit major citrus growing areas. But traders said the groves would have to be struck by several much stronger storms, as they were in 2004 and 2005, for fruit trees to be affected
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 19, 2008, 11:43:57 PM
The weatherman is covered.  They are saying that it can go anywhere.  :-\

Chances are that it will go off-shore some undetermined distance and then turn back West.  That means it could reenter Florida anywhere from Daytona to Jacksonville, or Brunswick, Ga. to Charlston S.C.

The slim chance is that it hits the coast and stalls, but that is not expected.

I guess we will find out tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2008, 05:21:39 AM
On second thought, he looked more like that guy that played in The greatest American Hero, or whatever that movie was where he found a "super suit" delivered by aliens.   

Robert Culp?

I remember him mostly in Columbo and some westerns, one with Rachael Welch I think. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2008, 05:58:03 AM
Well for the first time the humidity is higher than the air temp this morning. It's about 48 F here at the house. Nice cool, crisp and dry I have been begging for. The next four days however are going to be in the high 80's.  Got to get the mowing done today I guess. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on August 20, 2008, 06:23:39 AM
Harold, I sure am glad that you heard from Teri and she's safe.   

Tom, thanks for the memory, that was one of my favorite shows to watch with the boys when they were little.  They just don't make them like that anymore. 

The weather reports that we are getting up here say that (although it seemed impossible), Fay gathered strength when she hit land.  They still don't know what to expect, but a high pressure system from the North is expected to hold her in the South for quite a while yet.  Hang on WDH, I think yer rain is coming. 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on August 20, 2008, 06:32:01 AM
By the way Tom, that guy that was kite boarding in the storm was harnessed onto the kite according to the news we're getting. 

Just unbelieveable...........

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 20, 2008, 06:38:28 AM
The weather man is covered again. :D  This is what they are saying about Georgia.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Letro said it's possible southern Georgia could receive 10 to 20 inches of rain enough to cause severe flooding if it makes a second landfall.

They said we could receive up to 12 inches.  I bet we didn't get 2. (Which was good)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on August 20, 2008, 07:52:05 AM
I gotta think what we have up here is going to have an effect on keeping fay slow moving down there. If I was a self respecting tropical storm, no way would I be heading in the direction of someplace that was 37 over night on the 20th of August.  The DanG furnace kicked on!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 20, 2008, 08:41:01 AM

 Just talked to Teri. She's back home, and the streets are standing water. She has a Pontiac Grand Am, and is not about to use it as a submarine.  Has scrap Aluminum in the back yard, and was watching 1 channel on Dish, and it showed a LOT of damage all around her.

  Weather channel says it will slowly move north, to Jacksonville, and stay WIDE to cover parts of Mississippi and east to the Atlantic. Should produce wet conditions throughout Georgia and Alabama, as it sits over the Panhandle of Fl.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 20, 2008, 09:05:02 AM
While south Georgia does need rain, it does not need another 1994 flood.  Let us hope something like that does not happen.  I just hope this thing will reach up to north Georgia with some significant rain.  Compared to the other reservoirs in the Chattahoochee and Flint basins, Lake Lanier is worse off to the tune of orders of magnitude.  And it has little to do with "human consumption".  Lack of rain in its tiny basin, and overly liberal releases through Buford Dam are the culprits.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 20, 2008, 09:11:41 AM
I awoke to heavily overcast skies and regular bouts of rain this morning.  No wind, but the air is heavy.   We got most stuff picked up yesterday and a place to put the Expedition in case of hail.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on August 20, 2008, 10:23:55 AM
Yer not thinking of leaving the Toyota out in a hail storm are you??  :o ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 20, 2008, 10:45:53 AM
By the way Tom, that guy that was kite boarding in the storm was harnessed onto the kite according to the news we're getting. 

Just unbelieveable...........

I feel bad that he may not survive.  I haven't heard any further updates on him.  Has anyone else?  I hope that this will set an example for others that strapping yourself to kites, boards, or whatever, in the middle of a hurricane/tropical storm is really not a bright idea.  :-\

Jeff, it's been colder than normal up here, too.  They had hard frost in North Pole the night before last and it had gotten to 38 F, at my house in the latter part of JULY!  41 F here this morning.  *sigh*  Time to get all the outdoor stuff completed and things ready for 7 months of snow and cold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2008, 12:57:02 PM
Well the mowing got half done. I was enjoying myself behind that push mower in this crisp cool weather and the dang handle broke on the lower half of it. It comes in two sections and I was lucky to find a number on it. A new one should be here by Tuesday. Doesn't pay to hurry I guess.  ;D

Oh well, got some more thinning the mark out tomorrow.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 20, 2008, 01:45:25 PM
Quote
Yer not thinking of leaving the Toyota out in a hail storm are you??


I was going to put it under the shed, but the Expedition won out.  So, I pushed it over by the shop where the rain might wash it off.   Besides, the grass and sweet gums in the bed need watering.  If I put it under cover I'll have to carry water to them in buckets.  Not going to do that.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 20, 2008, 06:00:51 PM
It's getting awfully Dark here as the heavier outer bands reach us at 6PM  It's nothing, yet, like those to the south have been through yet.

The storms center has expanded to what looks like a diameter of 60 miles or so and the edges aren't nearly as rough as they were this morning.  I thought there for awhile that it was going to break up, but, now I see some semblance of organization again.   It might be because the center is now entirely over the ocean, whereas earlier, it was half and half over the land and ocean.

I decided not to water the lawn today.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on August 20, 2008, 06:38:49 PM

 My son just reported a total of 16" so far, and more to come, since the storm has stalled in Daytona. He's still seeing high winds with the heavy rain.  ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 20, 2008, 06:46:00 PM
When you talk to him next, tell him to shut the door.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Carries-Mom on August 20, 2008, 08:19:14 PM
Hey ya'll...It's been a while since I've been on here, but just had lots going on with a new job and putting Carrie into day care....I was standing in the middle of my street and the water came up to my knees...good thing we have the dodge, but that might not help us in a few hours...the water is up to the running boards and the rain and wind is still coming...By morning we may be stranded here for a while...Barefoot bay got hit with a nader yesterday...over 50 homes destroyed especially with the constant rain and wind since...it was only a few blocks away from Teri...needless to say, the dodge brigade went and got her yesterday and took her home this morning, but all is fine with her so far...As soon as I get pictures worked up, I'll post them...hope everyone is ok with this pesky storm... ::)  By the way, anyone got a boat that is close by??? :D :DMay need it by mornin'.. :D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 20, 2008, 08:53:51 PM
It's been raining again so much even Red wanted in the shop today. She never comes in here. I didn't have to train her really, she just knows she shouldn't come in the shop and has never shown an interest to do so with few exceptions. Those always being food or visitor related.

I have seen this dog sleep soundly right out in the rain during the summer. But today it was raining so hard for so long, and lightining struck the house once and shook her all up, that she decided that human shelter habit wasn't such a bad idea. She hates t-storms. I was standing in the door watching the light show and she came up to the door, glanced up at me with that a "I'm coming in. Move your fanny." look. I mean this is RARE for her.  I stepped aside and she came in and laid down right where you see her. I went and yoinked an old bathroom rug for her at lunch from the shed, and she got up long enough for me to lay it down. Then went right back to sleep.

Lazy tick magnet. She didn't even go mousing along the fence line when it quit raining for a spell. She always goes hunting them up after a good rain. Not today. I think she's gettin old. i think I'm gettin old. i don't like rain, or cold, or worse, cold rain. Don't mention that white stuff.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/WetRed.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 20, 2008, 11:29:56 PM
This Fay is incredible.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/fay.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 21, 2008, 09:58:15 AM
Fay is still stalled on top of Daytona this morning.  That leaves Harold's kids still in the backside of the center and continuing rain. 

The bands hitting Jacksoville are now more than rain and we are getting some fairly strong wind gusts.  I can't believe that it hasn't moved, nor can I believe the size of this thing.  Most of its size is still off-shore, but there is still plenty right on the coast to cause concern.

My trees will get a good cleaning.  I have decided, again, not to water the lawn. :)
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10026/storm-fay-thur.jpg)

This is a Doppler Radar Image.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 22, 2008, 10:15:02 AM
Here it comes! :o  I think I'll sleep on the inflatable mattress tonight. ::) :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: ADAMINMO on August 22, 2008, 10:31:11 AM
Well Tom ..... Do you need a boat or bail bucket down there? Did you make it through ok? Hope all is well. Hang on down there DanG , Don't need ya floatin off!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 22, 2008, 10:49:31 AM
Tom has been off the air since yesterday at 7pm.  Betcha the cable went out.  They're still catchin' the dickens over there, and we're just now getting some sprinkles.  I don't figger on seeing sunshine until sometime Monday or Tuesday.

Adam, I was planning on taking a canoe paddle to bed with me.  I'd hate to wake up downstream without one. ;) :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 22, 2008, 11:16:10 AM
I just found an update on that kite surfer.  Thankfully, it looks like he is going to live.  As much as everyone has been giving him a hard time about the intelligence of strapping yourself to a sail in the middle of a bad storm, I never wanted him to die:

"The same report from the Herald does have some good news as according to his mother, Kearney is improving in the hospital and has been stabilized and is conscious.  According to the report his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious."

I hope he is thanking God right now.  All reports I've seen have indicated that he was actually very close to death.  Haven't found any reports saying what his actual long term condition will be.

You guys still in the path of all that rain stay safe.  Give us updates as you are able.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: ADAMINMO on August 22, 2008, 12:02:22 PM
That may be a good Idea there DanG. Be careful out there and stay dry(Try anyway)!! :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 22, 2008, 12:12:15 PM
Adam, I was planning on taking a canoe paddle to bed with me.  I'd hate to wake up downstream without one. ;) :D :D

It is only when you are up the creek without one that you are in trouble ;D.

Hang in there DanG.  Looks like it is going to miss us by about 20 miles :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 22, 2008, 12:27:45 PM
We'll be hanging on. ;)

I never really understood the premise of that old saying, except the part about which creek it was. :D :D  In all the other creeks, I always worried more about being caught down the creek. ::)

I'm situated on tall ground here, with Hurricane Branch a half mile East, and 50 feet below me, and Flat Creek a half mile West and 80 feet lower.  It's gonna take a heckuva flood to float me outta here. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on August 22, 2008, 12:37:18 PM
I never really understood the premise of that old saying, except the part about which creek it was. :D :D

It's like this DanG, crap flows down hill, if you are caught in that creek without a paddle, you will end up in the vile, disgusting place know as Septic.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 22, 2008, 01:39:05 PM
Just got off the phone with Tom.  They, along with 87,000 other households in Jacksonville, are without power.  I checked the website of their Electric Company, and there is no prognosis on a restoral time. :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on August 22, 2008, 02:34:49 PM
I miss Tom.  When you're talking to him again, tell him I said hello.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 22, 2008, 05:06:44 PM
Its raining 8).  (A little bit).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 22, 2008, 05:08:39 PM
Tell Tom he needs a break anyway. He's working too hard.  ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 22, 2008, 06:27:13 PM
I had to go to Miami this morning for an all day meeting.  We could hear the thunder and rain on the roof most of the afternoon.  There was about 150 of us in the room.  Just as the meeting was getting about ready to end at 4pm.  Security came up and said there was a row of cars in the parking lot that had water above the Door line.
Meeting adjourned quick and we went out.  I was in a good row and it was still pouring.  There was about six inches of water where I had to walk.  My co-workers car that just got out of the shop for an accident repair now had water inside on the floor board.  Good thing the security guard didn't wait 1 minute later.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: swampy on August 22, 2008, 09:54:33 PM
Well it it still rainning in the sebastian- vero area. As of last nite we have had in this area 19.6 inches and the water still falls :o :o :o :o :o :o :o. Going to get the dive gear out and see if I can find the driveway so I can go to work tomorrow. It probably rained another 2 to 3 " today. ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) had to put floatys on homey to keep the motor dry ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 23, 2008, 12:24:14 AM
We have gotten 3 tenths of an inch so far :-\.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 23, 2008, 12:40:12 AM
Hang in there Danny!  The worst of it will be past you soon. ;) :D

I'd say we're at about the 3 inch point right now, but that's a guess.  I got about an inch of pine straw on my deck....well, not that much but there's a pretty good layer of it.  I just heard that the movement is up to 8 mph now, so that's good news.  The quicker she gets outta here, the better I'll like it.  The center of rotation is just about due south of me right now, about 40 miles away.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 23, 2008, 02:13:51 AM
I'm back!

It's been a real blow!

The trees have been cleaned out  and a lot of them topped.  It sure tells you how resiliant pines are when a 40 footer can blow over parallel to the ground and still stand back up.  I've been watching them out of my window all day.

The Buzzards are still playing over the field next to us.  They don't ride the currents as high as they do on a warm sunny day, but, hover about 30 to 50 feet off of the ground and then, when conditions are right for them, they shoot skyward at a speed that couldn't be matched by most war planes.   Then they drop to the tree line and, somehow, find their way back to in front of my window, and I get to watch them again. ;D

We have power now as of about 12:30 am but are still limited to travel.  Al of the creeks are over the roads and everybody is flooded.  There is an outgoing tide that will allow a lot  of this water to drain pretty quickly...... we hope.  :)

Thanks for y'all's concern.

Hope the water doesn't give you to much problem down there, Ed.  Be safe and don't do something stupid.

Dan, hopefully, the stuffings got knocked out of the storm, but it sure doesn't look like it form the RADAR.  You and Woodbowl hang in there.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on August 23, 2008, 03:19:02 AM
found this...

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Java.aspx?location=USGA0132&animate=true

sorry some of you guys are having to go thru this....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 23, 2008, 09:36:38 AM
We have gotten 3 tenths of an inch so far :-\.


That is 3 tenths more than we have gotten.

I'm starting to wonder if it is ever going to rain here again.  Clouds and wind for 3 days, but not a drop of rain.

We are cursed I tell you.

 :( :( :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 23, 2008, 11:26:03 AM
Lanier Lurker, I sure wish y'all had some of this...matter of fact, I wish ya had ALL of it!  We was already wet down here.  There is a slim hope for ya, yet.  Whenever this thing gets through plunderin' the coastline, it is supposed to curl to the Northeast.  If it does it soon enough, y'all might get a little squirt.  I hope so.

We woke up to no power this AM, but it came back on an hour ago.  It hasn't been too bad here so far, just lots of rain and some fairly stiff gusts.  Got a few branches down, but no damage yet.  Radar show's the worst is yet to come. :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 23, 2008, 12:38:51 PM
Glad you Flurdidians made it through phase one alright. My wife told me that since we have had so much rain, the police dept. of the nearest "big" town to us (Bonham pop 10K) has been swamped with phone calls by citizens to come get snakes out of their houses. One lady that my mom knows said the cops told her yesterday when she called that the animal contrrol officer (yep they just got one) would not be able to get by there that day, but that as officers were available they were also on snake duty, but it would be at least 4 hours. When her neighbor finally came home he got it out of her house - it was a copperhead.

I just grabbed the camera to snap a pic of a Texas Garter, but when I got back to the roll up door where he had stretched out he was gone. I told Red about it and she gave the concrete a couple of token sniffs but she don't do snakes. Terrified of them. Those Garters will bite you. They're non-poisonous but the bite can become infected if not properly treated.


With as much rain as you guys have got, snakes are bound to be an issue there. ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 23, 2008, 12:53:32 PM
Snakes is always an issue around here.  Kilt 2 rattlers in my yard so far this year.  One of them almost got me! :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: jim king on August 23, 2008, 01:16:49 PM
Here on the in the jungle all is normal.  A few years ago we had a really good flood followed by a dry year when the world was predicting the Amazon was going to dry up and burn down.  All has been normal before and since.

Geographic and Climatic Data for Iquitos Peru
This data for Iquitos Peru is from the NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Research Center.

Latitude: Minus 3.75 degrees south of the equator.

The altitude above sea level is approximately 350 feet.

The Coordinated Universal Time of Peru is UTC-5, the same as Florida and New York, Eastern Standard Time.

The time difference between the longest day and the shortest day is only 18 minutes.

The temperature measured by F averaged from 22 years of data per month:

(Jan. 82.09) (Feb. 81.86) (Mar. 82.60) (Apr. 82.06) (May 82.42) (June 82.20)

(July 82.04) (Aug 83.55) (Sept. 85.78) (Oct. 86.59) (Nov. 84.88) (Dec. 82.87)

The average rainfall at the Iquitos Port is 103 inches per year. March and April have slightly more rain on a 10 year average, and July and August have slightly less than average, but contrary to popular belief there is very little difference in month to month precipitation in Iquitos. The water level of the river fluctuates by as much as 40 feet per year, triggered by rainfall and snow melt on the east slopes of the Andes.

Geographic and Climatic Data for Iquitos Peru
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 24, 2008, 12:05:14 AM
We have gotten 2.5 inches of rain here, steady rain over a 24 hour period.  Just what we needed.  Thankfully, no really high wind and no flooding, unlike the members to the South of here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 24, 2008, 12:20:25 AM
Well I was wondering what happened to my dadgummed herrykane!  I was settin' here enjoyin' all this sympathy for being down here in the pits of hell, and all of a sudden the DanG thing was gone!  I pulled up the radar on this stoopid computer, and it had gone off to AlaDanGbama and left me with no excuse for not doing anything tomorrow! >:(  Not only is I gotta do stuff tomorrow, but I'm gonna hafta do whatever it is I gotta do in ankle deep water. :-\

Bye bye, Fay! :-* ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on August 24, 2008, 12:50:30 AM
Well DanG, sure glad you and Tom are still floating. ;D We have been enjoying well above average temperatures. Hit the mid thirties, high 90's to you southern folk, over the last few weeks. 40C in the interior.  :o Forest service has been kept entertained by fires.
A bad hailstorm hit the fruit growing Okanagan valley last weekend and wiped out a good portion of the peaches and apples. Apparently the lightening show was phenomenal. We have seen a couple of good thunderstorms here which is unusual in this area.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 24, 2008, 05:47:26 AM
It's actually been fairly dry here for two weeks except for a shower or two. The last few days has been in the mid 80's and the woods is finally drying up. Went for a climb through the woods yesterday on my woodlot and saw a dark brown monster with a spread over 6 feet wide.  :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 24, 2008, 08:23:10 AM
We have gotten 2.5 inches of rain here, steady rain over a 24 hour period.  Just what we needed.  Thankfully, no really high wind and no flooding, unlike the members to the South of here.

Still not a drop up here.   :(

And the high winds have made a mess.  As in past drought years, the yellow poplars started dropping their leaves nearly 2 weeks ago - and the winds are just making it worse.  So, I am out in my shorts and loafers blowing leaves off the deck and driveway - which is supposed to be an autumn chore, not a summer chore.  >:(

Oh well, at least they are not wet and sticky.  (Gotta find something good in the middle of this torment)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on August 24, 2008, 08:33:47 AM
We were knocked off line and without power and phone yesterday afternoon and most of last night. Power came on sometime early this morning. A pretty nasty front blasted through with some tough winds and about 1.5 inches of rain in about 45 minutes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 24, 2008, 09:21:19 AM
LL,

The radar shows a few bands up your way.  Maybe that means that you are finally getting a sprinkle :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 24, 2008, 10:35:12 AM
You're welcome.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 25, 2008, 08:42:41 AM
LL,

The radar shows a few bands up your way.  Maybe that means that you are finally getting a sprinkle :).

It finally started raining here at about 7:00pm yesterday.  Had a good shower for 30 minutes or so, with lingering steady rain over most of the night.

Based on the amount of water in my rain collectors, it looks to have been between 1.5 and 2 inches.   8)

And, the 36-48 hour forecast calls for more!   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 26, 2008, 03:31:06 AM
Lanier_Lurker, I'm just tickled to death to hear that you're finally getting some rain! 8) 8)  BUT, I really wish this thing would go away.  We had another 3 inches of rain today and there is more coming, all from the trailing bands of T.S. Fay.  Right now, I think we've had 14 inches of rain since Friday!  My place is a total quagmire, and we're at the top of the hill!  Worse than that, these trailing storms are far worse than the actual storm was.  Right now, there is a series of tornadoes that are tracking up from far western Florida, and extending three counties deep into Alabama.  The local TV weathermen are still on the air, even at 3am!  I will be real surprised if we don't wake up to learn of some real devastation in those areas.

To top that off, there is a new storm, Gustav, that is bearing down on us.  If it comes this way, we will be in a real bind!  Our ground is saturated(we don't have the sand that most of Fla has), our creeks and rivers are already overflowing, and we have yet to recieve all the water that is falling in Georgia.  Boats are already plying the streets of Tallahassee, evacuating people from homes in low-lieing areas.  Holding ponds are overflowing now, and they are designed to hold the water until it can soak in.  They have no outlet.  The only highway from here to Tallahassee that is open is I-10.  I went that way today, and the Ochlocknee River is only a few feet below the bridge, where it is normally about 30 feet.  There are major road closings.  I'm not talking about little back roads, either.  US90 is closed in at least 2 places, and US27, US319, and US98 are all blocked at one point or another, and the water is rising.

Now, we can handle all this with just a little inconvenience, but if Gustav comes this way, we gonna be in a whole heap of trouble!  I'm going to Bainbridge, Ga. tomorrow to stock up on supplies.  I'm fortunate(and smart  ;D ) to be located on high ground, so I can stick it out ok, but many thousands of people are not so lucky.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 26, 2008, 07:16:05 AM
Remember the Morton Salt commercial?

"When it rains, it pours."  That comes to mind.

We had 5 inches by yesterday a.m. and got more yesterday and last night.  No flooding, thankfully.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 26, 2008, 08:33:23 AM
Rained much of the night here, and continues this morning - with more heading this way according to radar.  It seems to all be tracking NNE.

Dan, you are indeed resourceful if you are on high ground down in that area.  I'm sorry to hear about all the problems.  Heavy rains in low (and flat) areas can be disastrous.  Growing up in the vicinity of several Kinchafoonee Creek floodplains, I have seen this many times.  If I were forced to live in a floodplain I'd have my house on top of 15ft concrete pilings!

Danny, I imagine that you were so dry down there, and your soils types are fairly porous, and the rate of the rainfall is slow enough, that the water is getting soaked up nicely.

Yep, Gustav looks like he may be a problem.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 26, 2008, 10:43:25 AM
Gustav?  Oh man.  There's another one already?  Guess I better turn on the TV.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 26, 2008, 01:21:12 PM


Dan, you are indeed resourceful if you are on high ground down in that area. 


More lucky than resourceful, I'm afraid.  This little area is quite hilly by Florida standards.  I'm located on the crest of a little ridgeline, and my elevation is 300'.  I'm not worried at all about being flooded, but I could easily be cut off from any towns, or even stores of any kind.  I just gotta stock up on canned goods and drinking water.  We have a gas stove, so an extended power outage won't be a big problem.  Yep, I'm one of the lucky ones! :) :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 26, 2008, 01:43:35 PM
Yep, the lower Chattahoochee valley is a much hillier place than many people realize.  There are even upland species of plants like mountain laurel that range naturally down into that area.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 26, 2008, 05:34:04 PM
This little area is quite hilly by Florida standards.  I'm located on the crest of a little ridgeline, and my elevation is 300'.

Yep, I'm one of the lucky ones! :) :) :)

I'm not all that much higher up than you Dang, only around 800 feet here, well that is quite a bit higher when your at a base of a TV tower looking straight up I suppose. Be a Dang tall tower, eh?  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on August 26, 2008, 09:49:18 PM
Received a Phone Camera pic from friends who are passing thru Helen Georgia.
There has been a little flooding for the tourists.  Hope all is well in North Georgia.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/flood.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 26, 2008, 10:39:54 PM
Yep, the Helen area and the rest of the northeast corner of Georgia has gotten a lot of rain.

(The info on this link will change, but as of 10:15EDT on 08/26/2008 it is quite revealing)

http://radar.weather.gov/radar_lite.php?rid=ffc&product=NTP&loop=no

Here is a snapshot of what it currently looks like.



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15374/fay-rainfall.JPG)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on August 27, 2008, 09:55:06 AM
Now this is what we have been waiting for!   8)

And it is not over yet.  We got a lot of rain in the upper part of the Lake Lanier basin (see the red area in my previous post) that will be another day or two before reaching the lake.

============================================

Lake Lanier Georgia Statistics
Last Updated on 08-27-2008 at 9:05 AM

12:00 AM Pool Level 1054.91 MSL (up 15.36" since yesterday)

6:00 AM Pool Level 1055.13 MSL (up 17.28" since yesterday)

Full Pool Level 1071.00 MSL (-16.09' deficit at 12:00 AM)

Inflow 20501 CFS

Outflow 623 CFS (19,878 CFS surplus)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: scottr on August 27, 2008, 10:31:01 AM
Lanier_Lurker, I'm just tickled to death to hear that you're finally getting some rain! 8) 8)  BUT, I really wish this thing would go away.  We had another 3 inches of rain today and there is more coming, all from the trailing bands of T.S. Fay.  Right now, I think we've had 14 inches of rain since Friday!  My place is a total quagmire, and we're at the top of the hill!  Worse than that, these trailing storms are far worse than the actual storm was.  Right now, there is a series of tornadoes that are tracking up from far western Florida, and extending three counties deep into Alabama.  The local TV weathermen are still on the air, even at 3am!  I will be real surprised if we don't wake up to learn of some real devastation in those areas.

To top that off, there is a new storm, Gustav, that is bearing down on us.  If it comes this way, we will be in a real bind!  Our ground is saturated(we don't have the sand that most of Fla has), our creeks and rivers are already overflowing, and we have yet to recieve all the water that is falling in Georgia.  Boats are already plying the streets of Tallahassee, evacuating people from homes in low-lieing areas.  Holding ponds are overflowing now, and they are designed to hold the water until it can soak in.  They have no outlet.  The only highway from here to Tallahassee that is open is I-10.  I went that way today, and the Ochlocknee River is only a few feet below the bridge, where it is normally about 30 feet.  There are major road closings.  I'm not talking about little back roads, either.  US90 is closed in at least 2 places, and US27, US319, and US98 are all blocked at one point or another, and the water is rising.

Now, we can handle all this with just a little inconvenience, but if Gustav comes this way, we gonna be in a whole heap of trouble!  I'm going to Bainbridge, Ga. tomorrow to stock up on supplies.  I'm fortunate(and smart  ;D ) to be located on high ground, so I can stick it out ok, but many thousands of people are not so lucky.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dan, I noticed the bands of rain coming out of the gulf going over your neck of the woods when the storm was over in Mississippi. Ever put one of those tall rain gauges out to measure the rain?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 27, 2008, 11:08:28 AM
Nahh Scott, I got tired of buying rain guages, so I just set a coffee can out and dip a ruler into it.  If it looks like we will be getting a lot of rain, I'll set out two of them. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on August 27, 2008, 11:21:50 AM
That rain gauge thing is all a  marketing scam anyway.  Everyone of them that I ever bought would eventually fill up.  I got tired of buying the fool things too. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 27, 2008, 11:30:11 AM
Well I have a 1 gallon pale under the gutter pipe. So I figure if it's over flowing with water, we must have plenty of rain.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Slabs on August 28, 2008, 03:37:09 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12224/5StormB.jpg)

Can you believe it?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on August 28, 2008, 03:47:21 PM


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12224/5StormB.jpg)

Can you believe it?

believe what? :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on August 28, 2008, 03:48:45 PM
Two active storms coming this way and two more possibles behind them.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Slabs on August 28, 2008, 07:47:05 PM
Thanks Radar

Two storms are headed THIS way so far as NHC can forecast presently.  The disturbance in the bay of Campeche probably has no chance to affect  the northern gulf. (GOM)  That system just coming off the coast of Africa is another matter.  It's already a "well defined" system (practically still onshore) and has the whole Atlantic to strengthen.  Something that strong in the eastern Atlantic could well be a serious threat. 

www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml    is the source of the pics.  Place the cursor on the event for information of each.  Click on the named storms will give you the projected track that the TV forecasters show.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on August 29, 2008, 12:18:27 AM
Shades o' 2005, eh?  Let's just hope that some of them turn north and go up through the Atlantic.  If they don't, they're gonna wreck a lot of lives, at least the lives of those who still have a life.  I've heard that Gustav has already ended 50 lives, and he ain't even a Hurricane.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on August 31, 2008, 10:04:13 PM
http://www.stormpulse.com/fullscreen/tropical-storm-gustav-2008
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 01, 2008, 02:40:22 AM
You fellows getting all those storms and water down there, has made it dry up here for close to 3 weeks.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 01, 2008, 07:16:27 AM
Finally get some relief from the rain we had just about all summer.Now fall is in the air first thing in the morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 04, 2008, 03:47:51 PM
Been hot here, for the north, all week and humid. Every morning is in the 50's just like July. We aren't going to get rain 'til Sunday and  not as much as along the coast. The cursed fog is starting to get bad though in the morning between 5:30 and 7:00 am.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 04, 2008, 08:43:43 PM
Set a record here today,88.No frost in sight according to the 7 day forecast.Everything in the garden is dying back or drowning back from all the rain we had.Looks like the rain will hit here on Sat.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on September 05, 2008, 06:03:27 PM
I have been really worried about Ike for a few days now. :o
It reminds me of Andrew.  The computer models cannot figure out where it is going to go right now.  That is the worst part because if and when it decides where it is going, it could be too late.

http://www.stormpulse.com:80/hurricane-ike-2008
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 19, 2008, 07:36:06 AM
First frost here this morning, it was 31 F at 7:00 am. Some areas as low as 22 F such as Stanley. She was 60 F this morning in the house, time for a smudge to take the dampness out. The windows have a lot of condensation running down. Had to take some rags to soak that mess up.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on September 19, 2008, 07:13:13 PM
Fairly good frost when we got up this morning.  The autumn colors are already starting to recede.  Thought I'd post a couple pics.  Might post a couple more later.  These are taken through a window right by my desk.  Unfortunately, the mountains are not visible in the distance.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/autumn2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/autumn.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 02, 2008, 06:48:27 AM
Well the weather  has been fine enough the last week and a half that I have not had a wood fire since. It's not hot out by any stretch, but the warm air with those hurricanes and the humidity has allowed me to live in comfort. A wood fire would be too hot, the couple or 3 times I did have a fire over a week ago I had to open windows and doors.  :D It was more to dry the place out.   8) Probably need a little smudge by the weekend, not suppose to get much warmer than 50 F.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 02, 2008, 07:00:21 AM
Weather has been like SD said.I did have a slight frost.We are on a small hill.Usually it's just high enough to avoid the first frost of the season.We never did have a second frost yet.Next year some 120 day tomatoes are going into the garden.For the ones that don't know,I have a 90 day growing season here.But late years it's been 120 days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 02, 2008, 10:52:13 AM
It was 16 F this morning.  69 F inside the house.  It is barely making it into the 40's during the day.  I've been stoking small fires for almost 2 weeks now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on October 02, 2008, 11:43:38 AM
Wet snow here this morning....not too much but the ground was white in a couple of spots.  Marcel its time to get your plow all polished up ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crtreedude on October 02, 2008, 11:53:15 AM
This is about the time of year if I give weather reports I start receiving nasty messages....  :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 02, 2008, 12:44:18 PM
This is about the time of year if I give weather reports I start receiving nasty messages....  :o

what is with that???
give the high elevation report on weather and the nastie grams show yup...

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on October 02, 2008, 05:30:27 PM


 Plow , polish !!!!    :o  Sheesh I aint even in hunting mode yet , let alone plowing mode ........... :-X   :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 02, 2008, 08:34:41 PM
Saw two moose on my trail yesterday, cow and bull. Bull gave a warning snort. Also, saw a grouse, and as John Candy would say, "Scared the B-Jeebies out of me!" :D Later seen his nemesis, a goshawk on the hunt. He scared me too. Dang birds gotta stop flying up 10 feet in front of me.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 09, 2008, 10:24:24 AM
Well, the weather has moderated (warmed) a bit in the far NE. I had to remove the vest the last couple of days as the sun felt like 80 degrees even if it was only 63 F.  ;D I have not had a fire for 3 days now. Today is dull looking but mild and the odd sprinkle. Next couple of days are going to be the warmest of the week. Last year the third week of October was in the mid 70's. Maybe we can get a little of that next week before the big downward spiral into the frozen abyss. :) It would also be beneficial in getting the rest of the potatoes into storage. Some farmers have 120 day russets and with the slow spring it pushed them into the last week of September before harvest this year. They can dig up a lot of spuds in a day with those modern 4 row harvesters and 4 row windrowers. You take a long field and the truck is full half way down the row. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 09, 2008, 10:59:58 AM
8 degrees F this morning.  Winter is officially here.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on October 09, 2008, 11:53:00 AM
We are having great weather.  Highs are about 80, lows about 70 and broken cloud cover with afternoon showers and rain after dark, stopping in enough time for things to dry up some before morning.   It's almost like when I was a kid and I'm really enjoying it.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: StorminN on October 09, 2008, 12:05:21 PM
Wednesday night, we got the first snow of the year on the mountains here... just a dusting up high. The days have been in the 60's, nights in the 40's, but creeping down to the 30's here and there... what we have of foliage is in color, and the apples should be ready as soon as we get a good frost.

-N.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 22, 2008, 06:32:59 AM
Well it's turning white here and 33 F this morning. Marcel, they say this came from a cold air mass in Quebec, so I'm holding you accountable.  ;D :D :D

We expect around an inch, but won't last long.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 22, 2008, 06:45:46 AM
8 degrees F this morning.  Winter is officially here.  :(

here too....
lots of wind and snow really make it winter....

I'm going back to bed....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on October 22, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
Around 65 highs here lately, down to the low 40's or high 30's at night. No snow yet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 22, 2008, 10:51:16 PM
They are calling for sub-zero overnight lows here by the end of the week.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 23, 2008, 06:23:08 AM
20 F here this morning and clear. Going to be in the 50's the rest of the week. Rain on Sunday. The snow was just a skiff here, melted by noon. Up by Pappy's they said there was 6" of the white stuff.  :-X :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 23, 2008, 10:25:30 AM
We got 4 - 5" of snow yesterday.  Rumor has it we could get another 2" today but I've not seen the morning weather report yet.  Yes...  winter is definitely here.  The snow has been on the ground for a few weeks now.  I've just not wanted to admit it.

Guess I kinda wanted to ban winter this year.   ban_smiley
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on October 23, 2008, 06:25:26 PM
It might rain here tonight 8).  I got my hopes up...........
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on October 23, 2008, 07:58:32 PM

 
Well it's turning white here and 33 F this morning. Marcel, they say this came from a cold air mass in Quebec, so I'm holding you accountable.  ;D :D :D

We expect around an inch, but won't last long.

   Seeing as I am gonna be blamed ... hope you get enough to try out your shovel  ;D :D

  We did get enough here to cover the fields , but it all was gone by afternoon .
 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 25, 2008, 12:26:01 PM
Well, it was -8 F this morning.  67 inside the house before I stoked the fire.  The boiler (burns heating oil) is heating just the shop, as I've got the run to the crawl space shut off right now.  It was 42 in the crawl space and 49 in the shop.

Figure we are burning 1 - 2 gallons of heating oil per day, currently.  Not too shabby.  We are burning a good deal of wood, tho.  I'm going to have to get the plumbing on the boiler stuff fixed up soon, as the crawl space will be needing some heat soon.  :-\

All in all, even with the early and colder than normal winter, I can't complain.  We're doing pretty good.  Hope y'all are prepared and will have cozy winters.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 25, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
Was 32 F this morning and warmer south breeze, Been in the 50's last couple days. Rain tomorrow. Getting cold by mid week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on October 26, 2008, 09:13:57 PM
Did ya get any rain WDH?  We got a good soaker here, about 4 inches over a 24 hour period. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Corley5 on October 26, 2008, 09:30:58 PM
Rain, sleet, hail, thunder and lightening was todays weather.  Supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow but warming back to the 50s by mid week.  Must be fall  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on October 26, 2008, 11:52:48 PM
Did ya get any rain WDH?  We got a good soaker here, about 4 inches over a 24 hour period. :)

A blessed one and a half inches.  I found out that my front porch has sprung a leak :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 27, 2008, 06:50:27 AM
Had lots of rain here, even took some on in the basement.  :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 27, 2008, 07:52:52 AM
Probably the same rain we got here.We also got a lot of wind.The wind really blew hard here in the night and it rained hard too.Had a light rain off and on  yesterday all day long.I will be splitting wood today.Too wet to get into the woods today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 27, 2008, 10:42:13 AM
They are calling for -25 F tonight and tomorrow tonight.  Bah.  It is still October!  This is waaaay too early.  *sigh* 

I could say something about global warming right now but it'd probably involve a bunch of harsh words, so I'll bite my tongue.   smiley_furious3  :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on October 27, 2008, 10:58:59 AM
With the exception of several 80 degree days here and there, my feet have been cold for 2 weeks already.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 27, 2008, 12:01:40 PM
I'm hopping from computer, designing my foot locker, to the shop cutting and planing boards. I have a fire down there, more or less because when in the shop, you build a fire. :D But, it's too hot, so the place is wide open to draw in some cool air. :D

You fellers whining about the weather.   ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on October 27, 2008, 12:16:05 PM
SD
Build a "small" fire... ;D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 27, 2008, 02:07:15 PM
Well, "any" size fire is hot in there when it's not even freezing out.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on October 27, 2008, 06:20:36 PM
Its Snowing out! Its Snowing out! 

BLAH!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 27, 2008, 06:22:26 PM
Its Snowing out! Its Snowing out! 

BLAH!

Welcome to the club!  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 27, 2008, 07:18:25 PM
Its Snowing out! Its Snowing out! 

BLAH!

HEY!!!!!!!
winter and all the weather that comes with it is the greatest time of the seasons.....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 27, 2008, 07:21:42 PM
Apparently, there is a weird weather event happening. This next storm is moving up next to western Maine and spitting out warm weather toward Maine and NB from the SW, and spitting NE cold air at the rest of New England and Quebec.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 27, 2008, 08:52:36 PM
minus 2 and snowing...

mighty fine...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on October 27, 2008, 09:13:45 PM

  Swampdonkey " qui rira , rira dernier  "  I think it translate to ' he who laughs , gets the last laugh '

   ;D ;)  Its way to early yet .......  >:( :-\ :'(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2008, 06:22:47 AM
Deer season ends this week up here. I ain't seen a deer track since last fall in my area. The winter last year slaughtered a lot of'm.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on October 28, 2008, 07:56:56 AM
You Florida guys better get out your long johns if you got any. got down in the 30's here last nite and it's headed your way.  I got a roaring fire going in the stove :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 28, 2008, 08:03:06 AM
Deer season ends this week up here.

how did you get the nixalite link into yur sentence???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on October 28, 2008, 08:29:07 AM
Woke up this morning to three inches of snow and a steady snow coming down. They are predicting eight to sixteen inches. It might beat the oct. 4th 1987 storm , we got nineteen inches then.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2008, 10:26:04 AM
IMERC, I didn't. I think Jeff is experimenting with popup adds.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 28, 2008, 10:29:41 AM
Stonebroke, we love snow up here.  When it's snowing like that, it ain't -50!  So send it on up here if ya don't want it.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2008, 10:34:08 AM
60 F here today.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on October 28, 2008, 10:48:01 AM
Pineywoods, my guage had 28 F this morning, even had a little ice on my windshield.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on October 28, 2008, 06:51:30 PM
Warbird
Your right, it is right at freezing which makes this snow very slick. Got about a foot right now. Got stuck twice with my one ton four wheel drive.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on October 28, 2008, 06:52:53 PM
Ouch.  time fer some snow tires?  Or you could ship me and my snow plow down.  ;D  You guys stay safe.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bd354 on October 28, 2008, 07:32:05 PM

pineywoods, send it on over, my kind of weather. glad the hot days are about gone for a while.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on October 28, 2008, 07:50:13 PM
Got snow tires.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2008, 06:56:12 AM
I was wrong about the deer season. Here it's open Oct. 27 - Nov. 22 and we can hunt Sundays. Bow season is Oct. 6-Nov.22. Hard to keep up when you don't hunt and they keep messing with the seasons.  ::) And apparently if you get an antlerless deer by bow in Zone 27, you can hunt for one by rifle in the remaining rifle season. They don't say doe or buck, because we have some does with antlers to.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 02, 2008, 07:11:14 AM
I don't even try anymore.There's more expanded zones,bow,youth day,Mainers only,rifle,black powder,and a few more that I don't even know existed.When I was hunting,we just went,25 years ago.Now you better read that rule book from what I can tell.I just ask my stepson.He keeps up on all that and keeps the old man straight so I know when to hitch Boo-Boo.
Kinda warm here.Not like the weather it use to be.I can remember hanging deer up.Would not want to do that now.The weather is way to warm for that now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 06, 2008, 06:40:10 AM
Been really mild up here for the first week of November. Today a high of 65 F and sun expected after the fog burns off. Will be mild for the next few days and showers off and on. Was 48 F this morning at daylight.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: routestep on November 06, 2008, 09:13:04 AM
I've nevered tried, but Moose hunting in Maine has it's long list of who where when and what sex rules. If you win the lottery.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on November 08, 2008, 12:05:51 AM
Typical Wisconsin weather. 70 degrees the first of the week. Snow forecasted tonight and tomorrow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 08, 2008, 01:59:08 AM
"Smells like Wisconsin!"
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 08, 2008, 04:51:08 AM
Haven't they had 3 feet somewhere around Montana or North Dakota?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on November 08, 2008, 06:12:23 AM
I was sitting out in the woods, you know it is hard to sit still with mosquitoes flying around.  We have only had a few frost.  This is my first deer season in 15 years.  It is nice to be back out in the woods.  I am looking forward to some cold, crisp mornings with the sun just starting to come up and the birds waking up, with numerous wildlife waking to the day.  It is amazing how much noise one little bird or squirrel can make.  I am not going out this morning, chance of rain and it's too warm.         Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 08, 2008, 06:20:59 AM
I still notice insects to, moths and crickets mostly. Biting bugs are dormant now, although I see those tiny flies with the blue wool underwear flying about.  ::) Lots of juncos and chickadees flocked up now in the woods.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 12, 2008, 02:14:34 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_first-snow-Nov08.jpg)


Little dusting of snow Monday night on Mars Hill, sun poking a hole in the clouds Tuesday morning, Nov 11,08
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 26, 2008, 05:37:02 PM
Rain,rain and more rain.I work a 4 on and 4 off.A couple weeks ago it rained all 4 days when I was working.Than last week it rained 3 days out of the 4 that I was working.I have been working this 4 on and off for 22 years and I have never seen it rain this much.I've been dodging the rain.Seems to come when I'm working.Yesterday we had ALOT of rain.Started out as snow for some and turned to rain for most people.Went over the road in a few places.Again I was working.Streams,ponds,lakes and river are high again.Looks like late April instead of late Nov.I was cutting wood.So soft now in the woods I will have to wait until it dries out,if it does.Might just freeze up first.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 26, 2008, 07:34:26 PM
Sleet in the night and wind, but didn't amount to snot. Today rain at daylight until 9 am, then rain in the afternoon. Sun shining on the horizon before dark. :D

I was just getting used to the colder weather, down the 20's, as it was stiffening up the paths in my woodlot for walking. Yesterday I stood and watched my resident goshawk hover over the aspen forest looking for grouse feeding on buds.  I see him a lot this time of year. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on December 21, 2008, 11:00:59 AM
It was 6 F when I got up at 8 this morning. At 11:00 its 8 F. The wind chill is something like -5. I'm gonna try to go cut some firewood. Brrr.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 21, 2008, 11:09:13 AM
-15 F here at 8:00 am, calm, sun, good fire going in the furnace.....and shop stove.. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bmill on December 21, 2008, 12:15:50 PM
-8F winds NW 30 gusting to 39. Wind chill -34F.  With the 10 inches of snow we got 3 days ago, it is a blizzard.  :( But there is an upside, my wood furnace is working great and it's a toasty 78f in the house  ;D and my garage is 65 (where the furnace is located). I've been looking at old threads today and have learned a few things.  :P I also ran across the one where Jeff was looking for wood squares for his porch roof and I might just go out to the garage and make mine this afternoon. I've got some OLD burr oak and honey locust.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 21, 2008, 12:27:16 PM
Sounds like Alaskan weather, bmill!  Isn't it nice to step inside from such frigid temperatures right into 75 - 80 degrees?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: olyman on December 21, 2008, 12:32:03 PM
as they say--colder than a well diggers----throw another log in the furnace!!--id throw some more in the basement to warm up--but id probably freeze up stiff outside!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 21, 2008, 12:34:30 PM
We've had a pretty decent winter up here, so far.  Sadly, I think it is because you guys are getting a lot of the cold air that is normally ours.  It did get down to -10F last night but so far, we haven't had any severe cold snaps yet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bmill on December 21, 2008, 01:07:18 PM
It's very nice  Our cold (frigid in my book) snap will be over Tuesday, piece of cake. Pretty cold all over.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on December 21, 2008, 01:30:30 PM
We have had record lows and more snow than we are used to in the last week. -12C (mid teens F) at Vancouver airport. Blizzard conditions further up the valley and stinkin' cold in the interior. Just started snowing again.  ::)
Getting around is a real performance. Nobody has winter tires, all seasons at best, and they do not work in our conditions. Add heavy traffic on hills with fresh snow on top of ice.
Karen's son just called to say they are not coming today. It is snowing heavily in their area and he is not comfortable driving.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 21, 2008, 02:21:13 PM
bmill
Thanks for that link.

I knew there were colder areas than the -29F wind chill we are experiencing today.  Up into Canada for sure, as well as in NE IA. Still remember the winter Christmas time that we had the -25F temps, and the 35-40 mph winds, and don't even want to know what the windchill temp was.  But our well was out, and we were hauling 55 gal drums of water in a trailer behind the Ferguson TO-30 from the neighbors so we could "flush" occasionally. Good to experience...but once was enough.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Paul_H on December 21, 2008, 02:57:12 PM
We have had record lows and more snow than we are used to in the last week.

Roy,

how much snow did you get last night?We got under 2 inches and we still have grass poking through in places.
Right now it is clear blue sky with some clouds.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on December 21, 2008, 03:29:50 PM
We got a couple of inches but it started again an hour ago. You should see more this afternoon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on December 21, 2008, 08:21:30 PM
0 F as of 8:20 pm tonight. Hasn't snowed much yet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dolittle on December 21, 2008, 09:23:04 PM
We have had 18" of snow in the last 9-1/2 hrs and there is no sign of it stopping.  I have 1.5 miles of plowing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 08:20:59 AM
Had 12-15 inches over night here, plowed out with the walk behind in 1.5 hours. Some wind drifting, white outs in the fields. Not drifting in my driveway because of my trees. "What do you want to plant all those trees to block your view for?" ::) Done snowing though, starting to see sun poking through now. Main road just being plowed now. 14 F as of 9:30 am.

Coffee break. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on December 22, 2008, 09:46:36 AM
No more 63F days for us I am afraid.  It has reached into Georgia now.

18F here at 0930.  High today may not get above freezing.

BIG change from 2 days ago.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on December 22, 2008, 10:48:41 AM
One of the symptoms of global warming is radical shifts in weather patterns.  Hotter springs and falls and colder winter months.  I am eagerly waiting those warmenr spring days and hoping for a early arrival - similar to last year.  I think mid-January would be about right  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 22, 2008, 11:01:47 AM
I'm an Alaskan for Global Warming.  Bring it on!  ;D

This chart speaks for itself:
http://www.lakepowell.net/sciencecenter/geologic%20global%20temp.jpg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: old joe on December 22, 2008, 02:27:55 PM
I'm just down hill from Mt.Cheaha. I'm pretty sure we got to single digits early this A.M. Well house froze for the first time in 15 years.  Got it running again with no broken pipes.  Been spoiled living in the south.  Would have been better prepared if  I still lived in Saranac ,N.Y.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 03:08:58 PM
We are due for a warm spring for a change. Last one we had was in 2006. Seems every 3-5 years we get one then maybe 2 in a row. Kinda like harvesting fir cones. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 22, 2008, 03:25:25 PM
it got up to 8 degrees today

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 22, 2008, 04:44:21 PM
I just came in from playing in the snow.Took just about the day to clear a foot and a half of snow.Don't get that much snow in a storm most of the time.One or two a year.That's our first big storm.Can be the last too for this year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 22, 2008, 04:47:47 PM
I went and turned the heat on a few minutes ago.  My feet are cold.

It must be 60 degrees in the house.  brrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tim L on December 22, 2008, 05:00:26 PM
my deepest sympathies !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 05:28:28 PM
He just needs some wool stockings instead of them cold cotton tube socks.  ;D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 22, 2008, 05:47:55 PM
Tom, ya could do like DanG and prop your feet up in front of the fire at the pit.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 22, 2008, 05:55:08 PM
Yeah, I could, but I would have to put on a coat if I go out there.  :-\ :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 05:59:33 PM
Put your feet up by the laptop heat vent and curl your toes some.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 22, 2008, 06:01:33 PM
I could get a good book and go lie down in front of the refrigerator.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 06:12:33 PM
Your cold and need to find a heat source, I'm hot and need some windows open. Don't make sense. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Handy Andy on December 22, 2008, 08:47:46 PM
  Don't know how you could be hot in Nebraska, as cold as it is in Kansas.  This morning the news said it was 1 degree here, was supposed to warm up some but I couldn't tell it.  Waited till 3 this afternoon to try to start the tractor, supposed to be warm you know, and had to run the space heater 45 minutes before it would start. Sure glad I upgraded the starter last summer, old one would never have gotten her runnin.  Was reading page one of this thread, how is Texas Timbers taking this?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2008, 10:04:44 PM
  Don't know how you could be hot in Nebraska

Not in Nebraska, I'm in New Brunswick. I was referring to the stifling heat from a wood burning furnace. :D ;)

Last night I tossed 4 chunks of hard maple, maybe included a beech, at 2:00 am and the fire never went low enough for the fan to shut off until 10:00 am with lots of coals left to ignite the next load. I use big chunks, half slabs and they burn a long time, usually a stick or two of small in with it. Now we are not talking anything from a tree rounder than 16 inches. This last bunch I put in less fuel and the fan ran 7 hours. I'm off to stoke'r for the night and head to bed.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 23, 2008, 02:43:24 AM
You ought to try a block heater, much handier than a space heater in getting a tractor started.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 23, 2008, 11:00:00 AM
Bleh.  Looks like all that cold air we've been shipping down to you guys is coming back home.  They are calling for a low of -25F on Friday night, with a high of only -23F on Saturday.  The low for Saturday night is -35F.  Time ta stack some more firewood.

I say to thee again...  Bleh.  It had to happen sooner or later.

Just once more...  Bleh.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2008, 04:02:42 PM
More rain on the way for Wednesday evening into Thursday here.  Should make it nice and icey for Christmas. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Corley5 on December 23, 2008, 06:32:15 PM
We've got snow coming down and more on the way for tomorrow.  I was hoping I wouldn't have to put the blower on the tractor this winter but if this keeps up much longer I'm going to run out of places to pile it  :( >:( ::) >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2008, 07:15:52 PM
I thought today was the latest system as I hadn't seen the weather. Turns out the 4 inches today wasn't worth mentioning next to the 8 to 10 more were supposed to get tomorrow.  that much more before some of this other settles or melts should make for some interesting views out the windows.  I have to peak out at least the middle part of our front windows now to see a car going down the road.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 23, 2008, 07:34:19 PM
Y'all make sure to reduce the snow load on your roofs, as well.  When I lived in Anchorage, it seemed like there was at least 1 roof cave-in per winter from too much snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Corley5 on December 23, 2008, 07:50:00 PM
That's the wonderful about a steel roof with adequate pitch.  A few hours in the mid 30s freezing and the DanG stuff slides right off  8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on December 23, 2008, 07:53:14 PM
That's the wonderful about a steel roof with adequate pitch.  A few hours in the mid 30s freezing and the DanG stuff slides right off  8) 8)

And right on top of you after you shut the door going outside. :o :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Corley5 on December 23, 2008, 08:06:11 PM
Don't slam the door  ;) :D :D  I told Dee different times not to park too close to the house when the temps rise.  She finally listened after the avalanche about buried the Toyota Tacoma she was driving at the time.  Luckily it didn't cave in the side of it  :) :)  Another time it slid off and my truck was parked far enough away that the snow slid under it.  That required a pull from the tractor  :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: semologger on December 23, 2008, 10:25:22 PM
We have been having wierd weather around here. We hit single digits yesterday and freezing rain last night. Then by saturday we are going to be around 57F. It has giving me a bad sore throat with my sinus draining like a water fall. I like cold weather but the single digits were a little to much. We dont have any types of heaters on our equipment and found out not enough antifreeze in the power unit. We ended up hooking up a flex pipe on my truck to warm up the radiator. Needless to say added more antifreeze.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 24, 2008, 06:36:48 AM
snow, ice then rain. Not much accumulation. Sun and wind tomorrow.  ;D Mild on the weekend........rain...........rain....d id I say rain?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 24, 2008, 07:12:01 AM
That's the thing, almost anytime the temp goes above freezing here in the winter you are bound to get rain.  I would like to see it sunny and 40 but that doesn't happen, sunny and 20 is nice too.  Light snow as of now, no matter what, it will be a white Christmas, slushy but white.

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: woody1 on December 24, 2008, 08:11:40 AM
Just got the cars scraped off. About 1/4 " of freezing rain here. It's to warm up by the weekend. I am glad we are not getting all the snow.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 24, 2008, 10:27:37 AM
It's to warm up by the weekend.

That's because all of that cold air is coming back home to Alaska this weekend.  :(  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 24, 2008, 11:56:37 AM
Snows done here, didn't even get 1/2", 25 F now and rising.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 24, 2008, 04:55:58 PM

  We got 4 inches here today and it is about to start to rain ... temp is hoovering at 0C ........  Theres about 60cm on the ground now . 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 24, 2008, 05:13:53 PM
Thermometer has dropped here down to 22 F, and no sign of the predicted ice and rain. Fine by me.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 25, 2008, 03:13:33 AM
Well apparently, it decided to warm back up because it's now 36 F and raining.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tim L on December 25, 2008, 07:42:00 AM
about the same in NH but real windy!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on December 25, 2008, 08:15:45 AM
newspaper say's Old Farmers almanac has hit the nail on the head with forecast so far this season...
way to go !!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 25, 2008, 02:32:09 PM
Cooling down now, 27 F clear and windy. Roads are an icey mess. Saw one vehicle on it's roof top coming home.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 25, 2008, 10:45:49 PM
Hot here on Christmas.  All the doors and windows open.  Too warm to suit me for this time of year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on December 25, 2008, 10:47:39 PM
Hot here on Christmas.  All the doors and windows open.  Too warm to suit me for this time of year.

We miss you Danny. Please come visit. I'll go to Walmart and get another shovel. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 25, 2008, 10:51:27 PM
I was told, a couple of years ago, that it was "hot flashes" causing the heat in the house.  She might have been right.

I figure that it's the fault of WWII.  All those GI's came home and got friendly with their wives and generatied a bunch of women who got older and started menapause (change of life.... hot flashes....)  all at the same time and created Global Warming and Hot Christmas's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 25, 2008, 11:09:16 PM
Whats the shovel for?

To bury Bibbyman I bet ;D. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on December 26, 2008, 10:24:05 PM
Hot here on Christmas.  All the doors and windows open.  Too warm to suit me for this time of year.

The forecasted high for Leesburg tomorrow is 79F.  One time in my life have I seen it that warm in southwest Georgia during the week between Christmas and New Year's day.

Perry will probably be similar.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on December 27, 2008, 12:33:56 AM
We missed setting a record for high Christmas temps by a couple of degrees.  The record was set during the Ice Age, back in 1984. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Scott on December 27, 2008, 05:19:51 AM
We have now gone to 41 degrees with heavy snow melt and fog with possible thunderstorms later today and a blizzard predicted for again tomorrow. A very unusual forecast.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2008, 05:23:53 AM
The ice age ended in 1979 DanG, that's when Suzuki cooled down on his "Global Cooling" propaganda and began "Global Warming" with lots of hot air and vim. Meanwhile NB got left behind, apparently the climate here has never changed in 40 years just a few more frequent mild winters followed by a few regular cold winters here and there. ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 27, 2008, 07:49:16 AM
Well since our weather heads east I'll give you guys an idea of what to expect. The warm weather has moved out and it's a brisk 30F and dropping. Freezing rain is moving in and then snow for tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2008, 08:04:41 AM
That mess has just arrived, it's still too cold to rain so just very light snow to be followed by pellets, then ice, then rain......... :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2008, 09:09:33 AM
 Its really foggy here and 43 with rain and lightning, but you wouldn't know it from here because you can't see out the window because of the snow banks. :D  Like Ron said, they are calling for big snow melt and flooding today with blizzard warnings for tomorrow.  We're supposed to be hosting Christmas for my side of the family this afternoon. If travel conditions get any worse,  we may end up with the house all spiffyed up just for us and the dogs. Be nice if the house could look like this all the time, but I digress....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Larry on December 27, 2008, 10:47:00 AM
Yesterday we had a record high of 69.  Made a quick trip to town a little bit ago and saw guys fishing on the lake in short sleeve shirts.

Right now we have tornado warnings, tornado watches, flood warnings, and high wind warnings.  Thankfully they left the dreaded "S" word out of the forecast. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on December 27, 2008, 11:04:48 AM
Yesterday was in the 30's with ice on the ground, cold, damp, and misty rain.  Today it's 61 degrees with thunderstorms predicted this evening then clearing off with temps in the 30's and low 40's.  Oh well, at least we can see bare ground now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 27, 2008, 01:19:45 PM
It is -23F at the airport this morning and -20F at my house.  Fire went out last night because I forgot to damp it down.  It was a chilly 65F in the house this morning.  Supposed to get really cold this tonight and tomorrow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on December 27, 2008, 01:35:52 PM
We are digging out from record snow and cold temperatures. It is raining (the roads and sidewalks are going to be a real mess) with predicted high of +8 (about 42F) and above freezing at night all next week.  ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2008, 03:25:35 PM
What's a sidewalk? All I got is asphalt, leave that and it's ditch and snow and bushes. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 27, 2008, 09:51:21 PM
Swampdonkey the sawguy must live in civilization.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 27, 2008, 10:50:36 PM
What's asphalt?All I got is dirt and so called ditches.
Just about freezing here now,with a light rain.They sanded the dirt road.We left Portland which must of been in the 40's to get back to the hill just about freezing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2008, 05:59:14 AM
I guess I'm not quite as civilized.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 28, 2008, 07:16:34 AM
And with these warm spells that dirt road becomes the ditch, so you don't even have the dirt road anymore. 
It's like Spring hits once a week.

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 28, 2008, 08:43:53 AM

  Its 2C with the sun out in full glamour ....  Side walks /asphalt ... must be an urban thing  ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 28, 2008, 09:32:04 AM
Y'all sure are lucky up there to have a city government to pay so much attention to you.  Down here, when it rains, they just wait for it to stop.

I don't think I've ever seen them spread sand on road. Nature does it at the beach. The wind blows it over the road.  The roads get salted about the same time.  If you don't get a grader out there in time, you lose the road.  But, we don't have that happen when we get away from the beach.  I guess that is one of those "perks" that is provided for the Yankees that live on the beach, to remind them of home.  :-\


I did see them dig a ditch across a perfectly good, new, road to lay a culvert.  I haven't figured out why yet, but I've given it considerable thought.  I figured that the hump it would leave was to act as a rumble strip to keep folks from going to sleep on that smooth road.  'Course, it might have been to let the snowmelt get to the ditch on the othersided too. :P :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 28, 2008, 09:36:11 AM
Tom, Are you making fun of us Northerners?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 28, 2008, 12:02:48 PM
It is -27F here this morning.  Had to turn on the boiler run to the crawl space and master bathroom yesterday.  :(  Can't heat the crawl space with the wood stove and the master bedroom/bathroom are the furthest away from the wood stove.

They are predicting we could be in the longest cold snap since 1989.  Supposed to get into the -40's for a major portion of this week.  Oh noes!  Ice Age!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 28, 2008, 12:14:30 PM
Tom, Are you making fun of us Northerners?

Stonebroke

Would I do that?? :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 28, 2008, 03:39:44 PM
Maybe
Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 29, 2008, 10:35:45 PM
The weather guy just said to expect -50F temps for the nightly lows mid to late this week.  Nice balmy weather, that.   ::)   He also said it is currently -37F with 97% humidity.  Talk about cold you can feel  :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 29, 2008, 10:48:40 PM
Warbird......  Is that a dash or a minus sign?   Why do you live in such a place? Brrrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 29, 2008, 11:00:54 PM
97% humidity :o :o :o.   That hurts!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on December 29, 2008, 11:13:47 PM
Minus fifty?? :o :o  Shucks, I get cold when it is plus fifty!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 29, 2008, 11:16:40 PM
As they say  -- "It's not the humidity, it's the heat"....or lack thereof.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 29, 2008, 11:17:06 PM
Heh.  That's a minus sign, Tom.  I live here because I love Alaska and compared to the lower 48 states, there aren't many people here.  If my back weren't so bad, I'd buy a mill and move south.  Would sure love to live in the U.P. but don't know how I'd feed my family and make a living there.

WDH: Just checked the numbers here at my house, it is -27F outside with 85% humidity and 74F inside with 22% humidity. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wi woodcutter on December 29, 2008, 11:30:26 PM
Warbird I've been to Alaska many times, my step-brother lives in Fairbanks. I am very sure that Alaska is the best place in the world.

The first time I was in Fairbanks we got back to my step-brother's house he threw some water out the door and it froze before it hit the ground!

Now that's COLD! 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 29, 2008, 11:51:20 PM
My second time I was in Fairbanks was in June ('04 I think), and I was snapping a photo of the sign in the lot at the Fred Meyer store as it read 97. But as I snapped the pic, the sign jumped to 98.  So the temps can fluctuate a bit there...

The first time, the temp on main street was -50 F.  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 30, 2008, 03:45:51 AM
I always thought the colder it got the lower the humiidty was. Something about the air just colder hold any more water.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 05:59:53 AM
My uncle was working on the Mactaquac Dam in the 60's and they had hired an East Indian man to work. It was a hot summer I guess, a few days near 90 through the summer. Then in the winter it was typically cold down near 0 and some -25's. The fellow told my uncle what kinda of place is this anyway? Hot in the summer and freezing to death in the winter. I don't think he lasted more than a year and went to warmer climate.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 30, 2008, 07:05:24 AM
Tom, when I was younger and just out of High School, I went on a road trip with 2 friends of mine.  Our journey went through the south, it was Winter.  We got a kick out of the way the highway department in the south was handling the ice build up on the roadway.  They had a fellow sitting in the back of a pick up truck shoveling rock salt on the major highway.  I guess they never see ice on the roads, so they didn't have the spreader ready.  I bet they have them now.  This was in the  Louisiana area.  At times there was 6" deep ruts on the Interstate, tractor trailer size ruts, the Ford Escort didn't quite fit.

My sister reports these -40 temps with winds at 30mph and we ask her the same thing.  Why?

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on December 30, 2008, 10:00:20 AM
Its going on the 3rd straight week of -30 C here in Alberta.  We has a heat wave of -16 on boxing day, but it quickly dipped back down to -32 that night once the sun dipped.  Looking at the extended forecast there does not seem to be any let up in these temperatures.  One good thing is that the roads are dry and bare, with the exception of bridge decks that can be quite slippery...

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 30, 2008, 10:27:20 AM
Quote
we ask her the same thing.  Why?

......they must have jobs up there.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 30, 2008, 10:52:13 AM
I always thought the colder it got the lower the humiidty was. Something about the air just colder hold any more water.

I believe talking "Relative Humidity" here. For a given amount of moisture in the air, the colder it is, the higher the "RH" is, as the cold air can't hold as much moisture before it comes out as rain/snow/fog.

But, take the high moisture air and bring it inside and warm it up, then the RH will take a nose dive.

Can get lumber to increase in moisture content outside in the cold, but decrease in mc inside where it is heated (at least here in the north  :) )
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 11:22:15 AM
It's the dew point that is lower in the cold, typically less than 20 % here in winter. In summer when it climbs above 55% is when it is real close and sticky, the RH could be near 100 % cold or hot. In the house it's around 15 % RH with wood heat, without a humidifier and around 60 % outside on fair weather days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 30, 2008, 11:37:49 AM
The first time, the temp on main street was -50 F.  ::) ::) ::)

So you should change your name to "beenhere"!  ;D

I always thought the colder it got the lower the humiidty was. Something about the air just colder hold any more water.

Stonebroke

Usually that is the case.  We get waves of humid air and I believe it takes a bit for it to freeze out of the air.  It is really neat when it happens.  There is a white 'powder' (not snow) over everything and you can see the air crystallizing.  Once this happens the air is ultra-clear.  Things outside have a sharp sound and you feel like you can see and hear much farther than normal.

It is -39F this morning in town.  -29F outside my house (we are usually a bit warmer because we live on a hill, although sometimes, the cold air rolls right over our house on the way down into the valley).  The weatherman said this morning that the high for today is only -35.  And he moved the -50 lows from mid-week to tonight.

Coldest ambient temp I've ever seen is -65.  If we hit that, I may stay home and work from here.  Machines don't like to run much past -45...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 30, 2008, 11:43:26 AM
SD
I thought dew point was a temperature....where does the % number figure in?

If dew point is close to actual temp, then RH is high.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 01:49:05 PM
beenthere, yes, its temperature, not %. But, it's not the actual air temperature its temperature air must be cooled at a constant pressure to form dew. The higher the dew point the higher the amount of water in the air. We get what Warbird describes here on the day before a storm. It will be a real cold morning. Typically before a big thaw in winter. Everything covered in ice crystals and the air even has ice crystals and not a cloud but a haze or very high serous clouds, not snow. Dew point this time of year is around 20 °, not %.  ::) Dew point of 55 or more is very muggy weather up here, the air temperature will be close to 85° in the day and 65-70° at night. Of course that can be a lot higher in the south, we are just not used to it up here so much. Our outside air is dryer here in winter, it's only when we get those brisk southerlies that our humidity climbs high. The Canadian arctic is a frozen desert basically, we get way more snow down here. Muskox would starve to death.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 30, 2008, 02:11:56 PM
..............The higher the dew point the higher the amount of water in the air. .......................

Be more correct to say "the closer the dew point temp is to the actual temp, the higher the amount of water in the air".

 And that is given as the relative humidity in %.

Can have 20 dew point and 30 actual, and have a lower humidity than having a 20 dewpoint and 22 actual temp.

Just want to decrease the confusion, not add to it.  ;D ;D   I won't hassle you anymore  :) :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 30, 2008, 02:14:11 PM
I thought, actually I am certain that I understand humidity and dew point of mixtures of water vapor and air very well, at least I did untill you guys started explaining it here.  ::)

Now I am not sure.   ???

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 30, 2008, 03:47:27 PM
The Canadian arctic is a frozen desert basically, we get way more snow down here. Muskox would starve to death.

Yup.  Fairbanks (and the whole Interior of Alaska) is often described as an "Arctic desert".  The building I work in is on the edge of a hill overlooking the city.  If I had my camera, I'd take a pic and show you what SD described with the haze.  All the smoke from the stacks goes straight up in the air.  It is very beautiful.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 04:38:12 PM
Yeah , I just checked it with the math for estimating vapor pressures ::), which is what is actually used to calculate RH. Those estimates are made with dew point and actual temps though, but it ain't as simple as diving the two. There is some constants and logarithms involved. ;)

But it was true as stated. Because your adjusting actual and not dew point, an old snake oil salesman trick. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on December 30, 2008, 07:26:43 PM
Let me see if I can explain this humidity thing a little better.

If you have an RH of 75%, which means that the air is holding 75% of the total moisture it can hold at a given temperature. 

NOTE: I dont have a psychometric chart with me, so these examples are off.

If the air temperature is 80 degrees, at 100% RH it can hold 200 grams of moisture per cubic foot.   If they say that the RH is 50% at 80 degrees, than the air is holding about 100 grams of moisture per cubic foot.
If the air temperature is 40 degrees, at 100% RH, the air could hold about 80 grams of moisture per cubic foot it is not a linier scale.  40 grams of moisture would be an RH of 50% at 40 degrees.

IF the RH is at 100% for a given temperature, it is at its saturation point and cannot hold any more grams of moisture its also called its raining or snowing.

Dew Point is the point at which the air can no longer hold its moisture at a given temperature.  Example:  If the air is at 80 degrees with an RH of 80% during the day time.  It is holding about 160 grams per cubic foot.  As the sun goes down, the temperature will start to fall, but the grams per cubic foot are still the same 160 grams.  At some point, the temperature will fall to a point(the Dew Point) where the air can no longer hold this amount of moisture. At this temperature, say 40 degrees, the extra moisture all fall out of the air.  The dew was fallen. 

Why do they report the dew point on the news?  The greater the amount of moisture in the air, the more energy or more change it takes to change the air temperature.  So the higher the dew point, the higher the night time temperature COULD be.  Look that the deserts, the RH is almost always low and the have very large temperature changes from night to day and back - as much as 60 to 100 degrees.   In the deep south where the RH is ALWAYS high, the temperature swings are not as great say 20 to 40 degrees night to day and back.

I hope I got it all correct because this is the way I was taught in all the different energy classes and air handling schools I have been to.  If I got any of this wrong or a little off, PLEASE let me know.

Bruce

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 07:47:40 PM
I'm not sure of the exact figures for the amount of moisture either, I didn't do the math. But your explanation reads correct to me.  I think it's expressed as grams of water/kg of air, vapour pressures in kpa for metric.  As far as the dew point don't forget barometric pressure, it's not just falling temperature. If pressure changes,so isn't dew point temp. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 30, 2008, 08:33:10 PM
Bruce

That sounds like a good explanation to me, even though as SD was somewhat trying to say, it's more complicated than the numbers you used.

Since the relative humidity of an air-water mixture is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in the mixture to the saturated vapor pressure of water at a prescribed temperature, just using the actual weight of water in a ratio is somewhat inaccurate, but close enough to get an idea of how relative humidity is determined.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2008, 09:02:21 PM
My local weather I get out of Presque Isle, Maine. It's the most accurate for my area because I'm not on the coast. Ted Shapiro is the meteorologist there and he often gives night courses on the subject. Every night he has a multiple choice question and he takes calls from the public about the weather or anything related to meteorology. He's certainly a knowledgeable fellow, and I think because of his presentation, he's probably the best meteorologist I've seen on TV. Others I watch, they ramble on so much you wouldn't know what the weather forecast was when they are done, I doubt they even know. :D Never knew until tonight, he went to college at University of Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on December 30, 2008, 10:29:16 PM
 I think Bruce gave a good explanation on the relationships of temperature and the amount of moisture in the air at different relative humidities. I have a psychrometric chart in front of me and I was going to check to see how close Bruce's memory was on the values. Well, it seems my chart gives the values in pounds of moisture per pound of dry air at the different temperatures and relative humidities. I guess I went to school before Al Gore invented the metric system. ::)  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 30, 2008, 10:46:08 PM
I'm confused.  How come Al Gore needs a metric psycologist?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2008, 12:42:19 AM
So when the moisture freezes out of the air, leaving a very fine white powder over everything, looking like crystals in the air as it slowly drifts to the ground, that is really the dew point being exceeded for the temperature that day?  Am I understanding this correctly?

If so, that isn't what I usually call "snow fall".  Snow falls from clouds, not out of mid-air.  Suppose I could be calling it "dew fall".  ;) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 02:09:59 AM
So when the moisture freezes out of the air, leaving a very fine white powder over everything, looking like crystals in the air as it slowly drifts to the ground, that is really the dew point being exceeded for the temperature that day?  Am I understanding this correctly?


I think you understand, but are not stating it correctly when you say "the dew point being exceeded for the temperature." The air temperature can exceed the dew point temperature any time, but cannot drop below the dew point temperature without the moisture condensing and then rapidly freezing at the low temperatures you are talking about.

I'm confused.  How come Al Gore needs a metric psycologist?

He needs one to tell him that he does not have even one gram of sense in his brain.   ;D ;D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 31, 2008, 05:05:25 AM
And another thing, RH doesn't measure amount of moisture in the air. You can have a dew point of 32° and a air temperature of 32° with RH =100% and there might only be 5 g of water vapor per kg of air and it could be raining. In the same token, the dew point could be 77° and the air 77° with RH=100 % and have 20 g of water vapor in 1 kg of air. Drop the dew point, keep air temp at 77 ° the same and , RH falls, say to 50 % and water vapour falls to 10 g of water to 1 kg of air. Drop air temperature, also means dew point is falling, so isn't water vapour. But dew point isnt always dropping because air temperature is, just using the example here when dew point and air were intially the same. Because you could have a dew point steady at 32° and the air temp is falling after sun down from say 60° down the 36°, causing relative humidity to rise. Nice morning fog in September. ;D

Warbird, what Gary said. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on December 31, 2008, 09:17:22 AM
I'm confused.  How come Al Gore needs a metric psycologist?
I am sorry I got you confused, I seem to do that to people. I couldn't sleep last night worring about your confussion, so I went  to the local Holiday Inn Express . I didn't rent a room, I just sat in the lobby. I think I can now help with the confusion.
I didn't mean that Al Gore needed a psycologist, well some would he say does, it is the weather that has gone psycho. All the gasses produced by cars, people and cows has caused the weather to go psycho. Al Gore invented the metric system so it would be easier to measure the changes in the weather. We all know that the metric system is easier to use because all we have to do is move the decimal point to the left, right, up , down or somewhere. This caused a problem when using ink pens because the paper would tare when moving the decimal point. So Al Gore invented the computer so it would be easier to move the decimal point. After we started moving the decimal point  so easy on the computer, Al invented the internet so we could have a faster way of showing other people where the  decimal point was now located. I sure hope I have helped with your confusion Tom.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 31, 2008, 09:37:27 AM
Tom

I am with you. I am way confused now.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 10:27:25 AM
Tom

I am with you. I am way confused now.

Stonebroke

About what???    ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 31, 2008, 11:44:12 AM
Betcha didn't know wet air (higher water vapor) is lighter than dry air. ;D  Nice snap'n cold dry day has the coldest spots in the river valleys, as cold air flows like water down them valleys and is heavier air.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 12:20:34 PM
Betcha didn't know wet air (higher water vapor) is lighter than dry air. ;D  Nice snap'n cold dry day has the coldest spots in the river valleys, as cold air flows like water down them valleys and is heavier air.  ;)

No I didn't know that, and am trying desperately to follow your logic, without much success.  ??? 

What are you smoking??    :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2008, 12:32:28 PM
Betcha didn't know wet air (higher water vapor) is lighter than dry air. ;D  Nice snap'n cold dry day has the coldest spots in the river valleys, as cold air flows like water down them valleys and is heavier air.  ;)

That I did know.  We get what they call inversions here.  Usually it is 5 - 20F warmer in the hills.

It is -45F in town this morning, -38F here at the house, and -32F at work.  Good example of what you are talking about, SD.  :)

We also have a lot of ice fog and the air quality is real bad with the extreme cold, as particulate cannot rise.  Oh, and they are calling for -50F tonight again.  Good thing I planned on torching off a bonfire while I'm outside lighting off the fireworks this evening!!  I'll try to get some pictures.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on December 31, 2008, 12:40:01 PM
Oh, and they are calling for -50F tonight again. 

Think what it might be like if the National Weather Service hadn't predicted milder than average temperatures for Alaska this winter.   :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2008, 12:55:49 PM
Betcha didn't know wet air (higher water vapor) is lighter than dry air. ;D  Nice snap'n cold dry day has the coldest spots in the river valleys, as cold air flows like water down them valleys and is heavier air.  ;)

No I didn't know that, and am trying desperately to follow your logic, without much success.  ??? 

What are you smoking??    :) :)

Gary, if you want an explanation, this site gives it a whirl:

http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/260/ (http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/260/)

*EDIT*  This site gives a much more succinct explanation:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080906154058AA67UVA (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080906154058AA67UVA)

The "inversions" I was talking about may be related to what SD is referring to but I don't know for sure.  And I have to head into work for a bit so can't google it right now.

Oh, and they are calling for -50F tonight again.

Think what it might be like if the National Weather Service hadn't predicted milder than average temperatures for Alaska this winter.   :) :)

Don't get me started, sir.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 01:33:19 PM
Betcha didn't know wet air (higher water vapor) is lighter than dry air. ;D  Nice snap'n cold dry day has the coldest spots in the river valleys, as cold air flows like water down them valleys and is heavier air.  ;)

Warbird, my problem with those two sentences is they are unrelated and not clearly defined. The first has to do with the density of air with varing moisture contents with the atmospheric pressure undefined. The second has to do with the density of air at different temperatures with the atmospheric pressure still undefined. While both statements may be true under defined pressure conditions, the first statement does not prove the second or vise versa.

And inversions which are normally temperature related are a completely different subject that may pertain more to solar radiation than moisture content of the air.

So now that is all clear, why does the very cold dry air in the upper atmosphere not flow down to the earth's surface like water as SD described?    :) :)

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sharp edge on December 31, 2008, 02:29:19 PM
Just to clear thing up I would like to add...thermal mass... enters in here (density of air with varing moisture content). 

SD is just talking about H and L weather systems. Hes right about H going down rivers.

Also will add the size of air...when H get warm they get a lot bigger and cause wind.. Don't know what causing all the wind in this thread, think there a little uncle Al in all of us. ::)

SE
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 31, 2008, 02:44:49 PM
So.....   If we are trying to make a point, which way do we move it?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 03:26:20 PM
Tom, we are trying to move that point up into the stratosphere. If you don't know where that is here is an explanation:

The stratosphere is the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere, just above the troposphere, and below the mesosphere. It is stratified in temperature, with warmer layers higher up and cooler layers farther down. This is in contrast to the troposphere near the Earth's surface, which is cooler higher up and warmer farther down. The border of the troposphere and stratosphere, the tropopause, is marked by where this inversion begins, which in terms of atmospheric thermodynamics is the equilibrium level. The stratosphere is situated between about 10 km (6 miles) and 50 km (31 miles) altitude above the surface at moderate latitudes, while at the poles it starts at about 8 km (5 miles) altitude.

The problem is that the point keeps sinking down into the valleys as SD predicted, or caused, which ever came first.   :D :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 31, 2008, 03:31:26 PM
Gary

You lost me a long time ago. This is way more than my little brain  can absorb.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 03:40:47 PM
Gary

You lost me a long time ago. This is way more than my little brain  can absorb.

Stonebroke

Aw, don't worry about it, Donk will be along shortly to straighten out all the confusion.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on December 31, 2008, 03:51:44 PM
Now how has all of this got to do with figuring out what the volume is in a board foot of lumber in relation to the current atmospheric conditions?  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2008, 03:57:18 PM
Now how has all of this got to do with figuring out what the volume is in a board foot of lumber in relation to the current atmospheric conditions?  ;)

Here is how it relates...  If it is -50F, it is too DanG cold to be outside milling.  Stay inside and have a cup of hot chocolate.  ;D

ps.  You guys would be proud of me...  I actually fired up the chainsaw last night at -40F :o  (I love my Stihl) and cut up a dead tree that fell a couple of years ago.  It is what I'm using for the bonfire this evening.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sharp edge on December 31, 2008, 04:12:58 PM
SB
Don't worry just watch a camp fire a lot of the same things are going on in one.

Gary C
To move a point. Was wondering how oxygen gets all the way to the center and down in the coals of a campfire? Maybe you can help me out here.

WB and Jeff its less bf when its cold out.

PS.  or bonfire

SE
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 31, 2008, 04:34:20 PM
So now that is all clear, why does the very cold dry air in the upper atmosphere not flow down to the earth's surface like water as SD described?    :) :)


Is pressure up there the same as it is at ground level? What about density? Convection? Radiation? All those turbulent things. :D I think you are referring to the troposphere, where temp decreases with height, above that in the stratophere, the air temperature increases with height and there is no turbulence. Ozone and other gasses along with solar radiation causes this. "Oh no , not another global warming thread".   ;) There is equilibrium at the tropopause, which is the transition between the two layers. What is the jet stream, and how come when it moves south, it brings cold air? :D


Hi uncle Al.  smiley_thumbsup_grin

I think we got our cue to move on to something more pleasant. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on December 31, 2008, 05:01:11 PM
Now how has all of this got to do with figuring out what the volume is in a board foot of lumber in relation to the current atmospheric conditions?  ;)

Not much, but after sitting in this chair for most of three days and parts of the night trying to do a years worth of bookwork, it has helped with my sanity and entertainment.  8)
But be warned, I am not done yet, with the bookwork I mean.  :D :D

Donk, I thought you might just say it was because the pressure is much lower way up there and pressure has been somewhat forgotten in this enlighting discussion, but that would have been too easy to leave it at that.    :D :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 31, 2008, 05:30:56 PM
 ;D 

That's what your here for, to find the cracks and fill them.  I can't do all the hard work. Besides, I thought we talked pressure a long way back. :D ::)

If the dew point has been reached at 40 F, and the pressure at the dew point temperature is 27 in-HG , what was the pressure at 50 F as we are approaching the dew point? ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 31, 2008, 05:50:47 PM
OK pigman,your turn.You did a great job with how great Al Gore is. :D    ::)   ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2008, 08:00:11 PM
*whew*  It's -38F and dropping here at my house.  Just spent an hour outside wrestling that dead tree that fell a couple of years ago out of the woods, over the fence, into the yard, and onto the burn pile.  I'm telling you what...  working hard at these temps, no matter how dressed you are for it, really saps your energy.  I'm completely pooped.

Good thing the guests don't start arriving for another couple hours.  At the rate the temp is falling, we might even see -50F here!  I hope not.

Will try to post some pics for you guys late tonight or tomorrow morning.  Have a HAPPY, SAFE, and WARM NEW YEARS everyone!  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: woodman on December 31, 2008, 10:59:50 PM
  Cold here today about 20 and 8 inches of snow, Bobcat got a little workout happy newyear.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 05:21:52 AM
Cold, windy and no snow in the air here. NS has been getting most of this winter's snow and are getting the big New England snow. Moncton, NB in the southeast is a known snow magnet as well. We only had one storm this season a 15" incher and has rained a couple times since and two dustings of under an inch each. Saturday another inch expected from that Michigan storm. There might be 5 inches in the fields, but probably 16" in the woods where it is more sheltered from wind and rain. I walked out the woodlot the other day and I have a couple moose holding up in my hardwood, the ground is like a cow pasture with moose marbles and tracks all over a 5 acre area. Heard them running out of there when I snow shoed up. Ground ain't even froze under the snow, the tracks go into the mud.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on January 01, 2009, 06:31:18 AM
brrrrr -1 w/ -24 wind chill and blowing drifting snow!! Ah what a great start to 2009 real winter weather so much for global warming......
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Papa1stuff on January 01, 2009, 08:58:59 AM
Really cold here this AM 52  ;D Had to wear a coat!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 01, 2009, 09:20:09 AM

 Sunny but the breeze out there trumps the sun ....  its -22C  .....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on January 01, 2009, 09:41:00 AM
So where are the pictures of the bonfire?  I want to see if the smoke froze or just stayed on the ground since it was drier.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 01, 2009, 09:49:45 AM
I didn't think fire would even burn at -50F!  If it got that cold here, I'd be wintering in New Zealand.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 01, 2009, 01:52:48 PM
Hey guys,

Unfortunately, I am the on call this week at work and a critical network component for the backbone went down.  Myself and my Network Engineer were at work until 10:30pm and by the time I got home and got the bonfire going, I totally forgot about taking pictures.  I'm sorry about not taking pics but am thankful I got to be with family and friends for the actual new year.

There was quite a bit of snow mixed into the burn pile, even though I'd shoveled it off.  I also drug a downed tree outta the woods that had been dead 2+ years.  It took a *lot* to get the fire going.  Having to overcome the huge thermal difference (thermal mass?) required an entire bottle of charcoal lighter fluid, one box of old papers I wanted to dispose of, and one old phone book.  It finally got going pretty good but never really torched.

What was impressive was the amount of smoke and steam.  Oh!  We had some of those boxed mortars.  Well a buddy plopped one of the boxes in the snow and didn't make sure it was seated firmly.  He torched it off and once the first mortar went off, the box tilted.  Boy did that get exciting!!  One of the mortars fired off, hit a tree about 30' up, and rebounded right at us into the yard.  No danger of starting a fire but when it exploded into color, we all had a fun time dodging and hitting the snow!

I am already planning the next New Years party and best of all....  since I was on call for so many holidays in 2008, I only have to be on call for a single non-important holiday in 2009!  :) 

Oh, since this is the weather thread, I should tell you about how cold it was...  it was colder than a ...  um...  it was COLD!  When I get geared up to go clean up the yard later, I'll have the Mrs snap a pic of me in the parka/carharts/bunny boots.  It got colder than -40F here at the house and at the lower elevations, there was a lot of ice fog.  Haven't seen a weather forecast in a bit, so no idea how much longer this cold snap is supposed to last.

Again, I'm sorry we didn't snap any pics.  It will be a priority for next time.  You know...  you guys could always fly up here for the next New Years party!  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 01, 2009, 02:36:04 PM
See?  I told ya fire won't burn when it's that cold! ;D :D :D

Thanks for the invite, WB, but I've got a Doctor's appointment that night. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 01, 2009, 03:37:58 PM
I tried to burn a brush pile too.Has not had a chance to dry out any.I've been cutting mostly white pine.Between the snow that blew in on one side of it and it still being green wood it did not burn good at all.I'm on day 3 and there is still some left.Most of the pile is gone.Make room for more.Was down to 10 last night when I was out playing with the fire.Burn so slow I did not get much warmth from the fire.Took too much to dry it out so it would burn.
Sorry Warbird,my party days are long over. I don't like to be away from home after dark.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 03:55:43 PM
That's when I do all my burning, is in the winter. ;D  One winter I cleared out an old orchard of dying trees and burnt all the tops and junk wood. Never used anything but dry, dead limbs and wad of newsprint to set her on fire. At times I had 3 bonfires going. Sure is a lot of handling. If you don't, all you get is a big hole in the middle of the pile. Back in 1980, I worked on weekends all through the winter burning spruce and fir brush on bon fires with my uncle. We never had any snow that winter. Some of these old timers they forget there were winters without snow, all they remember is the -40 F and 12 foot snow falls, nothing else either counts or matters. He had cut pulp before Christmas to sell and the markets were tight, he couldn't move it so it went in the furnace the next winter. When you have a few bon fires going, it's all the sudden tee-shirt weather. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 01, 2009, 04:29:27 PM
How do you justify a bonfire when firewood is better than $200 a cord?

We had a couple of days in 1980 when it didn't snow here too.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 01, 2009, 04:36:52 PM
How do you justify a bonfire when firewood is better than $200 a cord?

We had a bunch of kids over that wanted to see some fireworks.  I justify the bonfire by that, the fact it was -45F outside, and the fact I like to be warm.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 01, 2009, 04:38:33 PM
Oh yeah!   I forgot about the -45 degree part of it.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 04:43:20 PM
I burnt what was worth while in the furnace, and it wasn't much for heat. As soon as I switched over to my rock maple and beech I was warm again. ;D Black cherry and mountain ash gave good heat but that old apple wood was about worthless.  Most of the apple trunks and main limbs were rotten enough for the chipmunks to build homes, and that they did. Find butternuts, spruce and pine cones, apples, cherry pits and cranberries stuffed down some of them tree trunks. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 04:45:25 PM
Oh, didn't know who was addressed. That is justification enough, no matter who you are when it's that cold. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 01, 2009, 04:52:54 PM
I think Tom is still making fun of us northerners.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 04:56:25 PM
I know, we have to suffer a little for his enjoyment.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 01, 2009, 05:53:46 PM
Would I do that?   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WAP Man on January 01, 2009, 06:02:20 PM
Here in Nova Scotia we're in the grip of a good ole Nor easter  ...24 hours and counting !!! Heavy winds and blowing & drifting snow. Lost some shingles on a shed , found them on the marsh , put them back on .kind of windy up there it was...

Still have our power though.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2009, 06:28:57 PM
If I lost my power, I'd head to the shop for the cooking and take along a Coleman lantern. ;D The wood furnace would heat the house on convection. Another reason to not rely on oil or power to keep my but warm. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 01, 2009, 07:09:59 PM
Yup, Tom
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WAP Man on January 01, 2009, 09:10:54 PM
If I lost my power, I'd head to the shop for the cooking and take along a Coleman lantern. ;D The wood furnace would heat the house on convection. Another reason to not rely on oil or power to keep my but warm. :D
10-4 on that Swampy.
I've got 7 cords of furnace wood in the basement and 2 cords of stove wood in the garage. Lots of kerosene and a Coleman stove .... the wife has run some water ..usually when we're prepared the power stays on !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 01, 2009, 09:16:46 PM
All right...  here is how you dress when you are going to be out in -50 F for a while...

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/1919/DSC05288.JPG)

And here is what the "warming fire" looked like before I torched it off again:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/1919/DSC05289.JPG)

And here it is re-lit for warming:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/1919/DSC05290.JPG)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Reddog on January 01, 2009, 09:54:01 PM
Warbird,
You must be warm blooded like me. I can still see your face. :)
My mom at -40 and all you could see was the fur of the ruff. For you southerners the ruff is the fur around the outside of the hood.
We had a few mom's that all had the same pipeline coat as kids. Hard to tell if you had the right mom. I found asking for money was the quickest way to find out. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clif on January 02, 2009, 02:00:07 AM
Only -34 down here in south central, actually warmed up to -12 thought spring was here if I did not know better.  Firewood sure splits with ease.  Much below -40 you do not want to be using a wooden axe handle unless you need a broom. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2009, 06:25:03 AM
 :D Winter is always the time of year my uncle, mom's brother, split his stove wood. Dad would wait until the wood was in the back yard, on the day it was being tossed into the basement in August before attempting to split the stuff. Always working the hard way.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 03, 2009, 07:14:04 AM
Isn't that the time to split the wood, just before it goes into the stove? 

I was just looking at the latest weather forecast and in the little square box they show a picture of clouds for cloudy and snow flakes for snow and sun for sunny and half a sun/clouds for partly sunny/cloudy.  The wind or breezy was the one that caught my eye, windmill farm, means breezy.  I know it is breezy because the small mill mounted on the roof causes the dishes to rattle.

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 03, 2009, 07:40:33 AM
Another clear cold dry day, 3° F. Doesn't feel so in here, had to let the fire die down. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawdust on January 03, 2009, 07:50:57 AM
thermometer goes to -35 not a trace of red to be seen  :-[
My scorched air furnace is picking up the slack. The furnace exhausts in town all seem to be running and they dump fog off the roof and it falls down.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 03, 2009, 07:57:48 AM
Sounds like a thaw coming.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 03, 2009, 08:31:02 AM
Shirtsleeve weather this morning.  I am going to saw some oak in the heat ;D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 03, 2009, 02:46:13 PM
Shirtsleeve weather this morning.  I am going to saw some oak in the heat ;D.

Yeah, yeah.  Way to rub it in, sir.  Thanks.  :D 

It was -46F this morning and has warmed up 1 whole degree!   8)  ::)  The weather forecast says "no relief in sight!" (sometimes I really dislike overly happy weathermen) and is predicting nothing warmer than -35F until at least Friday.

The last extreme cold snap I can remember similar to this one was back in the 80's.  Woulda been happy to keep it a distant memory.   :-\   Ah well.  I thank the Lord that we've plenty of firewood and for the fact I can heat it up to 80F inside, even at -60F outside, should I feel the need.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawdust on January 03, 2009, 02:58:12 PM
Warbird, the really good thing about the cold is.... no bugs and no tourists!
sawdust
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on January 03, 2009, 07:20:17 PM
 :o Ya know its cold when ya try to breath and the spit freezes to your tonsils  :D  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 03, 2009, 08:30:50 PM
:o Ya know its cold when ya try to breath and the spit freezes to your tonsils  :D  :D

Yup.  Or when your eyelids start freezing shut because your eyelashes are frosted up, and when the top lashes hit the bottom lashes when you blink, the frost sticks them together.  :)  (we need a "frozen" smiley)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 03, 2009, 08:41:31 PM
Another windy day,night.Thermometer says 16,more like -something with the wind chill.Been getting a lot of windy days here lately,better than getting a lot of snowy days here. Only have about 6 inches of snow here.Been dodging the coastal storms.But nothing but ice under that 6 inches of snow.Cutting fire wood and I'm on a steep knoll.Don't dare to go down to far.That's what 100 feet of  cable on the winch is for.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawdust on January 03, 2009, 10:57:01 PM

Ah yes frozen spit, cousin of the snotsicle. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 03, 2009, 11:15:55 PM
You may think its funny that my nose is runny, but it'snot
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 04, 2009, 12:20:57 PM
You know it's been too DanG cold when you are happy it is -38F, because it has "warmed up".   :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 04, 2009, 05:01:15 PM
Was 10 F this morning and one little snow shower, then it cleared out and it climbed to 25 F. By the sounds of things though, it's going to be a cold snap this week and not much for storms, except snow showers.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: VT on January 04, 2009, 05:22:32 PM
Re: The weather SUCKS

-1 to +2 C , Sunday , inside watching white rain
It's normally a day off and fun.
Another 4 inches this morning .
YUK,, Yesterday Had to weld / repair the blower and put back together first , then go get
cold..Kubota Tractor with Front mounted Snowblower 5 foot wide.

When we get a freak storm , it might snow 5 -7 inches max.stay for a few then melt.
Now we have had just over 4 feet.
Im cleared,, driveway , walkways , roofs clear and would like to have a break now , Been at this
since DEC 13th.Last week i ate a kids bike and smashed the snowblower ,
Bike was not a trike , Was a kiddys with trainers i heard. I never saw it
and only felt a jar from the tractor. Bike was a TL , and i assumed it was
a trike because of the 2 trainer wheels.

Little tyke got off lucky , NO BILL after dad said go this way .

Last time i hit a curb and ripped the blower off the tractor , had to back
up all the way to the shop , dragging the blower.

White rain is not sticking as of yet , but there saying freezing rain next.
Normally get wind storms here , but add snow and freezing rain , sure to have a power outage .
In 2006 folks lost power for 2 weeks.

VT
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawdust on January 04, 2009, 05:36:01 PM

VT that is a really nice looking shop from what I can see. too bad about the kubota. Least your little one was not on the bike. cousin lives in Campbell river, I should see how she is doing.
dc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: VT on January 04, 2009, 06:34:13 PM
Sawdust , Campbell River has less snow , but if you know the island , lack of plows.

I have no little or big ones Sawdust, It was the mile away neighbors bike.

VT
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2009, 07:37:17 AM
It goes with out saying, but with all that new rare snow, the little ones are known to build snow forts on the back side of those snow piles.  :P
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: VT on January 05, 2009, 12:22:39 PM
Yes , Thanks Donk,
I did that yesterday (in my mind only) back in the 50-60s In Ontario after coming to Canada as a kid.
SNOW-FORTS
Now i dread Snow-suit Farts  :D


I do watch out for stuff , Dogs i find are the worst. I also stop and folks say i give them Crap about watching close, they really don't think ahead that much. To stop a blower from throwing snow out of the chute , you need to stop and back-up then let it clear itself before you can use it again. This is not BANG now , even that takes 30 seconds to stop and back-up, but your now all plugged up with packed snow and somethings broke.

VT
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 05, 2009, 03:15:03 PM
To all of you guys complaining about the snow...  make you a deal.  You take the -60 F weather they are calling for tonight and I'll take the snow! 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2009, 03:20:54 PM
25 F and clear blue sky after our morning 1/4" snow dusting for today.  Wish I had a video of brooming off the snow dusting from the steps, just to torment. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2009, 05:12:21 PM
NB is the sunniest and warmest (summers) province in Canada. Well, if you look it by regions, as some of our provinces go a lot further north than NB does, we rank fourth in warm summers. But, we are the sunniest, actually Mirimachi City is the sunniest in Canada. ;D

Says Environment Canada.

Coon, from the Conservation council, is way off on his numbers though. He says our precipitation is almost 3 fold it was 10 years ago. In fact, the average precip. here is 40 inches and the records are 2005 and 2008 , 51 and 53 inches or handy to that. Heck, I have an old set of encyclopedias, about 30 years old that says we average 40 inches. That corresponds to the Caribou, Maine weather office. Some people can make their own statistics I guess. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 05, 2009, 05:59:37 PM
Well, it is cold enough here for frozen ground and good ice. 8)  Looks like a great ice fishing year. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SamB on January 07, 2009, 03:40:25 PM
Just checked the rain gage, 1.9 of precipitation since Jan. 1st, had over 5 in Dec. Fortunately most of it here was in the form of rain. Today the ground is clear but soggy, the creek is about to breach its banks. 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/17087/high_water_001_opt.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 07, 2009, 03:54:01 PM
Thought you guys would appreciate a couple of photos someone took from the building I work in.  The building sits up on a hill overlooking the valley.  This was the view yesterday.  The temps were around -45F in the valley and about -33F at our building.  The difference in temps (and likely why the ice fog stays in the valley) is due to inversion.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/2000/AboveClouds.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16196/2000/Ravens.jpg)

*edit*  Both photos were taken by a coworker who is also a professional photographer.  I have her permission to post these here but she did request "photo credit".  Her name is Monique Musick and I am sure that you will agree she is a talented photographer.  :)  (ps. Mods, I think I followed the rules properly here but if not, please let me know what I need to do).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2009, 04:02:06 PM
cold air ponding
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 07, 2009, 05:12:38 PM
Yes,I do agree she is a talented photographer. Very nice pictures.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2009, 05:39:01 PM
Yes, she is a good photographer. I like the ravens in flight. Sometimes you watch those buzzards and it's like they are chasing their tails, up in the air doing it. :D The cold air one almost looks like a flooded forest. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 07, 2009, 06:43:07 PM
That air is heading on a b-line for Michigan. On the weather tonight they said that when it gets here Monday or Tuesday, that it just may possibly be the coldest it has EVER been here. Ever, as in recorded weather history. They say our day time highs will very possible be the coldest ever as well as the night time lows.  I hate that word coldest ever, cause I've seen some pretty dang cold days that I thought then I never wanted to see again.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 07, 2009, 09:03:07 PM
Hmmm.  Monday or Tuesday is when they are predicting the cold snap is going to break here...  coincidence?  I think not!

Sorry it is headed your way, Jeff.  You guys hunker down and huddle up.  Hopefully it'll only last a day or two for you, instead of the 2+ weeks we've had it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on January 07, 2009, 09:12:30 PM
The snow has FINALLY quit here but the rain has started with a vengeance. Flooding is becoming an issue. Several highways have been closed due to slides.
Eight men died when they got nailed by avalanches while snowmobiling a week and a half ago.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 07, 2009, 09:41:11 PM
So Jeff
Do ya think it will get below 0 F  ??? ???    ;D ;D

What are they predicting? Here it is forecasted for about 0F
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2009, 10:59:54 PM
I think Tom is down there with his cane, pulling on the tail of the jet stream like it's curtain call or something. There, you want ice, you'll have it. ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 08, 2009, 11:02:13 AM
The long term forecast here is calling for above 0 temps mid-next week!  Probably because all the cold air is moving down south. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 09, 2009, 11:02:43 AM
*sigh*  -43F this morning with patches of very thick ice fog.  We haven't seen warmer than -30 at the house in over 2 weeks now.  They are calling for slightly warmer temps this Monday but I'm ready for the cold snap to break now.  Unfortunately, my weather controlling device does not seem to be working.  :D

Jeff, are they still calling for record breaking low temps next week for you guys?  We've got family in MI.  Should give 'em a call and make sure they're going to be okay.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on January 09, 2009, 11:44:22 AM
My instruments are detecting a major swelling of hot air eminating from points south of me.  That should counter the downward slide of coolness coming from tundra land.

 :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 09, 2009, 12:51:00 PM
My instruments are detecting a major swelling of hot air eminating from points south of me.

All right...  who farted?  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 09, 2009, 01:29:40 PM
Warbird, better said 'round here.  "who fahrd that shot?"  The response of which is "I fahrdit". :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on January 09, 2009, 01:38:48 PM
 :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 09, 2009, 01:45:36 PM
They are still calling for it to be really cold. I have not heard the "Coldest ever" statement since that one time, but they are talking about day time highs staying below zero starting maybe tuesday and lasting for a while.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crtreedude on January 09, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
I guess I have gone native, I can't even imagine a temperature where water turns solid anymore, unless it is in a beverage, of course... ::)

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 09, 2009, 06:49:17 PM
We had 3 inches of snow yesterday and it's been snow squall weather all day here, nothing to measure. Never warmed up much, but it's been hovering around 10 F at night here and getting up to 20 or 25 for the last few days. It's 11 F and cleared out now, I see a plane flying over with it's flashing wing lights. Full moon sunday so it's almost like daylight with the snow cover, well not exactly. :D

I snow shoed up the woodlot today and the moose have moved up into that cedar area for the winter as they always do. I never went way up that far. I took the camera and there was nothing fresh, no even a rabbit track, but with the squalls rabbit prints soon get smoothed over.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2009, 07:25:16 PM
That Alaska cold is suppose to get here Thursday and last 'til Saturday, then a second blast next week. Daytime highs.....near 0 F. ::)  No record, we get 2 or 3 days a winter like that. It has warmed up 70-90 degrees in Alaska as that cold exits up there. No it's no 90 degrees, it rose 90 degrees, so it should be near 30 F now. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 12, 2009, 07:45:38 PM
Not yet, here.  The warmest day they are calling for in the Interior, so far, is Thursday.  They are calling for a high of 20F.  The coldest I saw at my house was -47F, so that'd be a warm up of 67F.  :)  The warm temps are supposed to last through this weekend and into next week but who knows.  I certainly hope it lasts, as I'll be a couple hundred miles away from home, and 40 miles inland, away from any roads, in the middle of nowhere, hunting moose!  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on January 12, 2009, 08:54:39 PM

I noticed on the news last week that it was -80 F in Tok, AK. Now that's cold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 12, 2009, 08:59:34 PM
That is impressive.  Was that including the wind chill?  Coldest ambient temp I've seen is -65F.  With wind chill, coldest I've seen was well below -100F.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 12, 2009, 09:22:01 PM
After watching the local news and weather tonight, I have decided that it is just too complicated to have any of these storms come thru anymore. Why they have a guy that just sits there on the telephone talking to other people and his job is to determine when the best time is to send the snow plows out. Good grief, it used to be so easy, send them out when it snows.  ::)

And then there is the weather man, yes it is a man on this station. He had about seven different colors on the local map to warn us of the areas that have winter weather watches, warnings, blizzard watches and warnings, snow advisories, and I am now confused on what else he said. There are different start and stop times for each area and color, what ever the color designates.  :o

And then the pretty young gal came on and she was standing out in the cold to tell us that she had been driving around all day in sometimes whiteout conditions and she had been driving past many cars in the ditch. Well that was just too much. I guess she thought her job was too important to stop and see if anyone needed help, she just kept driving by those cars in the ditch. But I guess that was somebody elses job to stop and help.

It's time to stop having all these storms, it's getting just too complicated!!!!!  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 12, 2009, 09:55:09 PM
That's so funny, Gary.  I have thought the same thing so many times.  I guess that is why they call them reporters.  They don't do anything, they just tell you what they think is happening.   The problem is that they forget that you can look out of the window too.

We have a bunch of them down here that tell us we are having a hurricane.  Like it would never enter your mind that there was a stiff wind blowing when you saw the neighbor's house fly by your front door.  :D

I watched that cat on Fox News, talk about the Government should be ashamed of itself by not having water for people to drink and stuff like that, as he was standing on a bridge with the wind whistling through his ears.  'Course, behind him was his big camper bus, full of food and supplies and water and stuff.  It never occurred to him to share some of it with the others on the bridge.  :D  I guess That was someone else's job too.

To show how some of their minds work, I'll never forget the incident of the news reporters who set up cameras and stations on the beach in Kuwait when the U.S. Troops were scheduled for a Beach Head.  Those idiots were going to sit there with cameras and take pictures of it like it was a football game. 

Hello!!  Idiots!!  There's gonna be a bunch of shooting going on here in a minute.  What side are you on?

Then, to let us know that they really aren't as stupid as they look, they reiterate all of the Presidents speeches to us, so that we know what he said.  It has never occurred to any of them that our U.S. President probably speaks English like we are supposed to be able to do.   

Sure makes you wonder, don't it?

Do you reckon that it would still snow if those guys went and got a hot cup of coffee and played poker? :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 12, 2009, 10:30:54 PM

Do you reckon that it would still snow if those guys went and got a hot cup of coffee and played poker? :D


Well actually I think that is what the snow plow drivers are now doing while that one guy sits there and waits for that reporter to report enough cars in the ditch. You have to wait for the drama to build of course. Kind of like the hurricane reporters standing on the beach till the wind tumbles them down the street. Then they can report this is the worst storm in the last 400 minutes or whatever.  :D :D

That would be a reporters dream for the next war. They could set up bleachers on the battlefield and bring in the golf reporters to shush the crowd. Then the reporter could say in a very hushed voice "now he is taking aim, and boom, there it goes" or "on the way, over, " and the forward reporter would say, "on the way, wait."   ::)

It's kind of scary even joking about it cause you never know these days.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 12, 2009, 10:41:00 PM
There are a lot more roads these days and it costs a lot to plow them.  I'd rather pay 1 or 2 folks to make darn sure the roads need plowing before sending out 10 or 20 guys in heavy equipment.  Equipment that will consume hundreds of gallons of fuel and need a lot of repairs when they come back in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: PineNut on January 12, 2009, 10:44:25 PM
Have you ever noticed how these TV weather actors put up a fancy weather map that may or may not have any good information and then dance around in front of it? Of course it is only on the screen for a few seconds before they change to another map and dance in front of it. It got so bad locally that I have gone to the Internet for my weather info.  I find that it is more accurate and specific to my area than the media weather.

Also note how these actors go running around unsafe situations and they like a true professional tell you not to do what they just did.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fuzzybear on January 12, 2009, 10:50:44 PM
Well it finally "warmed up".  -30 today.  After a solid month of -50 it's like t-shirt weather.  At least I can cut for more than 2 minutes before the saw freezes solid. :(  Well at least I can get back to cutting now.  Just have to get all the equipment thawed out and running. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2009, 06:47:40 AM
I like our weatherman in Presque Isle Maine. You actually know what is going on when he's done. The farmers around here sometimes depend on a 2 or 3 day forecast when harvesting grain, not so much potatoes because you just go and dig until you get rained out. They also give blight information and aphid information for farmers. But the CBC doesn't seem to think the farming community is all that important, all they give is coastal weather. Squat all about anything useful. As far as I know fish like water and how many potato fields are in the middle of the city? And they act about like those you guys mention. Watching their cast, you'd think it was all a joke.   If we didn't have local weather out of Presque Isle, we would have anything. Heck CBC is calling for rain on Wednesday and it's going to snow here, no mention of rain out of Preque Isle at all. Again Saint John weather, nothing about Carleton and Victoria weather other than to say it's going to be colder over night.  Locals will hear that CBC weather and expect to have St. John weather. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 13, 2009, 09:27:51 AM
It is 32F here right now.  In eight hours they are saying it will be 6F.  There is definitly a change coming, all of the powderery snow we have will be heading for Canada right quick when the winds kick in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Don K on January 13, 2009, 09:40:02 AM
Tom, you might better get you some wool socks. Warbird has sent us a late Christmas present of some artic air. I am forecasted to get some upper teens for a few nights.  Haven't seen that in a while. I have plenty of firewood though so I am ready. We have had record frosts this year and too much rain. My turnips and collards have drownt. :'(

Don
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 13, 2009, 10:16:54 AM
It's turned colder, the sky is overcast and hanging heavy with water. Darkening clouds accumulate as the morning grows older and it's raining a slow steady drizzle.  It's the kind of weather that brings to mind the description,"Setting in".   \

If I could get to town, I'd go visiting.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 13, 2009, 10:31:48 AM
Tom
You should could be here. The air is crisp and clear, and -1 F.  Very refreshing.
Humidity 68% and dew point -9  F and windchill  -18 F

Going to get up to +2 for a high.   ;D ;D    8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 13, 2009, 11:15:21 AM
I don't have enough Blankets   mattresses to get under to make it up there.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 13, 2009, 12:10:58 PM
It was -6F this morning.  They are now calling for highs of 20 to 30F this Thursday!   :o :o 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: semologger on January 13, 2009, 12:22:29 PM
Seems like a long time from today and thursday Warbird.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 13, 2009, 12:29:04 PM
It is supposed to be continually warming between now and then.  Lemme tell you, -6F feel lots better than -47F!  Supposed to have a high of 6F today, and 14F tomorrow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 13, 2009, 12:32:20 PM
Well it was -16F here this morning. If I could only find the guy in Alaska that sent this cold our way...... ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on January 13, 2009, 12:32:39 PM
-8F here right now but with the wind it feels like -33F and its supposed to get cooler tonite.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2009, 01:35:54 PM
+5 F here this am, it's now +25 F and a southerly breeze.  Where's my drink?  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 13, 2009, 03:03:00 PM
Well it was -16F here this morning. If I could only find the guy in Alaska that sent this cold our way...... ;D

*cough*  Nothin' to see here.  Move along.  Move along.  *cough*  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2009, 06:32:00 PM
That kind of cold dry air will take the wind out of any normal man. A deep intake of that cold air makes me cough. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 13, 2009, 09:29:50 PM
We are at 2F right now.  We do not get as cold as those to the west of the Great Lakes.  Until the lakes freeze over they moderate our lows. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 13, 2009, 09:33:09 PM
You must have it figured out pretty good.  It grows some mighty fine squash.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 14, 2009, 05:36:45 AM
-9F here right now.  ::)

The deer just happen to agree with you, Tom. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 14, 2009, 06:37:07 AM
plus 24 F here. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2009, 07:12:17 AM
plus 24 F here. ;D

48 difference here.   -24
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 14, 2009, 07:24:23 AM
Dropping like a stone here Jeff, it's now 18 , windy ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on January 14, 2009, 07:58:16 AM
-28F here this morning -44F with the windchill, had to plug the car in for the first time last night >:(
Forecast is calling for a couple of more days of the same.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2009, 09:21:31 AM
Where are you Jeff?

Sayin -2 in Harrison and calm.  You up at da swamp?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 14, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
Wow! I just read the scientific weather forcast and understanding just the highlights is not good. The bulk of this cold air mass from the Yukon is still not here yet. It's just now at the Canadian border and here in Minnesota the next 48 hours is going to be brutal. It says some of the coldest air we have seen in the last five years at least.

And then a warmup for the weekend and then the cold winter weather pattern re establishes itself next week.

Something to look forward to.  ::)

And then last night the weather man showed in Rapid City, SD it was +43 F. That's not that far west of me.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pep on January 14, 2009, 10:31:21 AM
 
  -40 C here at 6:30 am.  It's -37 right now. :( :(  Its a good day to stay in and stoke the fire.


Cheers

Pep
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 14, 2009, 10:37:04 AM
+ 5 F now
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 14, 2009, 10:50:12 AM
Hmmm.  Looks like we might get back down into the -20's F Sunday evening.  If that happens, it will make for a chilly last part of the moose hunting trip.

Hope y'all are staying warm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 14, 2009, 05:26:23 PM
Just went out to to the evening chores,3 above.But the days are getting longer now.But as the days lengthens,the cold strengthens.We are in for a cold spell too.I think Sunday it gets up to 20.I split a bunch of wood the other day.I will not be working outside until it warms up again.I have to go back to work Saturday.Have to wait until Wednesday to enjoy the great outdoors.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2009, 05:32:36 PM
Where are you Jeff?

Sayin -2 in Harrison and calm.  You up at da swamp?

I dont know where the heck they (you) got that.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 14, 2009, 05:51:42 PM
The forecast says we should get around -26F tonight with some strong winds. We gave extra feed and made sure the water's thawed to the animals but I feel sorry for them regardless. It amazes me that anything can survive in this weather....me included. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Burlkraft on January 14, 2009, 05:54:09 PM
Same forecast for here  ::)  ::)  ::)

I wish it was spring   :-\  :-\  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 14, 2009, 05:59:14 PM
I dont know where the heck they (you) got that.

 :D :D :D :D

0 F here now. If it goes down to -25C like they said, that's nothing knew, it has already been colder than that by 3 degrees here. The media sure make something out of nothing, must have boring jobs. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 14, 2009, 06:43:53 PM
Where is gobal warming when you need it!

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2009, 07:16:35 PM
This is where I get it....

http://www.weather.gov/
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 14, 2009, 07:25:39 PM
The forecast says we should get around -26F tonight with some strong winds. We gave extra feed and made sure the water's thawed to the animals but I feel sorry for them regardless. It amazes me that anything can survive in this weather....me included. :D

Do you guys normally get those kinds of temps at least once per winter or is this a rarity for you?  I imagine it is more difficult for most folks and animals down there to deal with it, whereas up here we are more equipped.

As for how to survive in it...  it's weird.  You get acclimatized to it.  after 2+ weeks of nothing warmer than -40F, I was starting to think of it as normal and it didn't feel so bad.  Of course, 5 above never felt so good.  It is 30 above right now and everyone around here is in tshirts.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2009, 07:44:29 PM
This is where I get it....

http://www.weather.gov/


That must explain the black sedan in the driveway with the guy jumping out licking his finger and holding it to the wind.

We usually get at least one snap during the winter with minus tems below -5. Every couple years or so it seems we get them even colder, like last night.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2009, 07:49:15 PM
It's been 5-6 years since we have had the -20+ temps. 20-30 years ago, when they were predicting going into an ice age, we would get a couple weeks straight of -20 F for lows, and about 0 F for highs. 40 yrs ago, would get the -35 F a few times a winter.

In the 70's, would go deer hunting around Thanksgiving and leave the cabin at -10 to -20 F. So thanks to global warming, we warmed up until this winter. Looks like only a couple nights of -25 F and we will be back warm again (low of 0 like Jeff had this morning... :D :D :D).

I looked and that 0 F was at Houghton Lake, Roscommon County Airport. Prolly not near you.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2009, 08:09:19 PM
Houghton lake is on the largest inland lake in Michigan. 25 miles north of us. Completely different weather. Then again we have completely different weather then 8 miles south of us as our elevation takes a jump there.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 14, 2009, 08:59:43 PM
Well tonight the TV weatherman was trying his best to ease the pain when he said those famous words, "aw, when it gets below zero, it's just plain cold anyway."  ::)

Then he tried to east the pain further when he said that tonight will not be the coldest night anyway, that would be tomorrow night.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2009, 05:29:16 AM
Well as of now it's -12 F here, I'm waiting to see Caribou Maine's temp. this morning. It's probably going to get a degree or two colder before daylight, usually does. Although this is colder than normal, we usually get a few days of it. I would imagine up in Northern Maine along the rivers it will be 10 degrees colder or more. It will get a lot colder 30 miles north of here where three rivers come together. I expect it's -20 F up there. That cold air flows like water. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2009, 06:02:13 AM
Yeah, Caribou is -13 F, so it's not anything to get excited over. But, it sure is cold, be sure of that. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: cilley on January 15, 2009, 07:09:10 AM
Hi guys........-12 degrees here this am.......not in any hurry to go out and get the paper ......have a good day all........alan in nh
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 15, 2009, 07:19:55 AM
I had -5 before daylight.It's at -7 as of this moment.Just throw another log on the fire.We're kinda use to it.Happens once or twice a winter.Not that we like it.I've seen it get down to the single digits and not get in the double ones for 2 weeks  before.Quite a few years ago,probably 5-8 years back we had -40 in this area.Now that put a stop to just about everything.We are not ready for that.Seems like that was for only one day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on January 15, 2009, 07:50:00 AM
It's a bit nippy here this morning, -38F but with the windchill it feels like -51F.  The good news......there's no black flies :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom_in_Mo. on January 15, 2009, 09:02:56 AM
Guess we had a heat wave here in South East, Mo. this morning, around the ole 0 mark.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 15, 2009, 09:08:51 AM
Saw on the news this morning that Fairbanks is 44 degrees this morning.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 15, 2009, 09:13:59 AM
Well once again the weather forecasters have missed the mark....-27F here this morning. On the good side the wind has dropped down so at least the drifts weren't so bad coming to work.

Warbird we don't normally get this cold around here. -15F isn't unusual but I heard this is the coldest it's been in 12 years. The high for the day is going to be -10F but the sun is shining and no snow so all and all it could be worse.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: olyman on January 15, 2009, 09:15:17 AM
well--the thermo said 28 BELOW this am--at 7 bells----sheesh---weve already had winter--before january------brrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 15, 2009, 09:18:46 AM
Where is Tom, DanG, and our other Southern guys?  Did they freeze solid or did their southern electricity freeze up in the power lines? ::) ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Burlkraft on January 15, 2009, 09:32:22 AM
It started out at -15 at daylight and now it's right on the -20 line  :-\  :-\  :-\

I'm sure Beenthere is gonna look it up to see if I'm right  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 15, 2009, 09:43:58 AM
I don't even have to look at my thermometer. It's just one of those stick on ones on the outside of the window.

It's 0 F here. But then again thats because that thermometer goes down to zero and refuses to go further. It kind of fits in around here.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 15, 2009, 10:55:00 AM
Saw on the news this morning that Fairbanks is 44 degrees this morning.

Stonebroke

Yup.  It's apparently in the mid 40's in areas today.  To be honest, this is a bit too warm for this time of year.  It is 27F at my house this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 15, 2009, 11:07:38 AM
Where is Tom, DanG, and our other Southern guys?  Did they freeze solid or did their southern electricity freeze up in the power lines? ::) ;D

Nope, we ain't froze up. I got 39F this morning. We actually have a hard freeze warning for the weekend here, first time I can remember since my duck story escapades 10 years or so ago. I have to admit that I am sort of glad to see some cold temps coming for a few days, maybe it will get rid of some of the over-populated bugs we have in summer.

Other than that, we are sitting back listening to all you Northerners gripe about the cold weather, like you do every year... :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2009, 11:58:10 AM
-8 F here now, didn't warm up too much. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 15, 2009, 12:06:51 PM
I'm still here, Farmerdoug.  I'm trying to keep the pane of glass between me and the lack of heat outside.  It got cold last night, but nothing that would produce ice.  Beginning tonight, it is supposed to be freezing.  We already have our citrus and Confederate Rose covered.   I doubt that I will venture into it once the temperature drops below 40 and might not even at a warmer temp.

The really aggravating part is that the temperatures that are being hovered about are producing rain. I find that miserable.

I do have plenty of coffee in the house, and a ham, and some eggs, and a can of sweetened condensed milk (in case I need a dessert).   So, I'll survive.  :D :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 15, 2009, 12:42:04 PM
Tom ,You are right about the cold rain. I would take 20 degrees and snow over 33 and rain any day.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 15, 2009, 01:02:36 PM

I do have plenty of coffee in the house, and a ham, and some eggs, and a can of sweetened condensed milk (in case I need a dessert).   So, I'll survive.  :D :D



What going on Tom, are you out of peas?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 15, 2009, 01:13:39 PM
I think I have some peas in there somewhere.  I try to save some for when Charlie visits.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2009, 03:48:46 PM
-5 F at 4:30 pm
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Shotgun on January 15, 2009, 04:46:21 PM

I do have plenty of coffee in the house, and a ham, and some eggs, and a can of sweetened condensed milk (in case I need a dessert).   So, I'll survive.  :D :D


What going on Tom, are you out of peas?

Apparently he doesn't do peas on himself....just on Charlie.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on January 15, 2009, 05:23:18 PM
Where is Tom, DanG, and our other Southern guys?  Did they freeze solid or did their southern electricity freeze up in the power lines? ::) ;D

I've been keeping quiet because I don't want to sound insensitive. ;D
The Thermometer on the Bank Billboard read 63 degrees and I did leave the house with a light coat this morning. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 15, 2009, 05:38:32 PM
My long hair dog don't seem to mind the cold much.He's outside now laying on the front steps.I did put his pillow out there for him to lay on.His bones are not what they use to be. Without the pillow he don't stay out long.It's 3 above now.He can come in with just a bark,but he choices to stay out and guard the house against all of the wild animals out there.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2009, 05:53:18 PM
We don't mind Mooseherder, makes for some good entertainment.  :D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dolittle on January 15, 2009, 06:45:24 PM
-25 this morning with a high of -2.  Now it's -16.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2009, 07:02:47 PM
I just let our dogs go outside, do their business and come right back in. Both were crippled up from the cold in less then a minute.  Ice made it back in on her own, I had to go grab scooter.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on January 15, 2009, 07:42:01 PM
I heard on the radio this morning it was -38 just north of Caribou, Maine.  That is where our camp is.  I really miss my little camp. ::)  Suppose there is something wrong with me ??? :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 15, 2009, 09:22:40 PM
Only if you are one who likes root canals.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on January 15, 2009, 09:26:15 PM
Only if you are one who likes root canals.  :D

Hey!  I had a root canal last year.  ???  Didn't like it at all, no sir. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on January 15, 2009, 10:47:51 PM
Quote
-38 just north of Caribou, Maine.  That is where our camp is.
 
I think I would like to sit at your camp table only in the summer. :o ;D
It is getting to the point tonight where we don't have a temperature, the thermometer is reading  0 F now. :(   I think I will throw some more wood in the stove.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 15, 2009, 11:22:18 PM
I think I will do like Pigman but my thermometer is showing -32C  so I might put a few more then him in ther maybe have it look like this ......



   
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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 15, 2009, 11:33:02 PM
Mine looks hotter Marcel.... ;)

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 16, 2009, 06:22:56 AM
-23F this morning here, -27F up in Caribou, -38.5 F up at my uncle's where three rivers come together.  My uncle said his stove wood was frozen in out in the woodshed. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 16, 2009, 07:24:59 AM
This is some cold here.I had -22 in the night.It is -17 now.That DanG is out moose hunting and needed it to warm up so he sends all of his cold air down to us.   ;D  Hope Warbird gets his moose some quick.I think Sunday will do it for us,for cold temps.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on January 16, 2009, 07:41:22 AM
It's warming up only -29F here this morning -36F with the wind chill.  Spring is on the way!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 16, 2009, 07:59:51 AM

I think ya cheated with the zoom ....   :D     It was a wooping -35C here at 5:40 this morning ...  Stoked to stove and jumped back under the covers  ;D

They ( he who knows the weather ) saye it will be over by sunday here also .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on January 16, 2009, 09:34:34 AM
Nine degrees....   9 degrees....   brrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on January 16, 2009, 10:33:40 AM
-18F here this morning at 8:00.  I guess I moved north to a warmer climate.  The Lone Rock airport 130 miles south of here and about 1 1/2 miles from where I grew up reported -35F.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 16, 2009, 10:55:49 AM
You guys sound like you are in Alaska!  Keep the extreme cold air through Monday, will ya?  I really don't want to snow machine 40+ miles on Monday, in -40F temps.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 16, 2009, 03:29:30 PM
Wow...  the thermometer at the bldg across the way from where I work say 50.5F above.  It is 40 at the airport.  I actually hope it cools off a little bit so we don't have too much overflow at the Tanana River crossing...   :o :o :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2009, 03:30:53 PM
The least you could do is send that to us now after the last gift you sent. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 16, 2009, 03:41:23 PM
Heh.  Doing my best to send some warmth back down.  You guys hanging in there?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 16, 2009, 04:29:07 PM
Never missed a beat.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 17, 2009, 11:18:39 AM
Well the weather finally broke for us. Even after another morning yesterday of -26F it slowly warmed up through the day. Unfortunately it's come with the famous prairie winds of +30mph.

Yesterday they were interviewing the water company crews because all the water mains were breaking. Said they had 7 to repair. After thinking about their job doing that I decided I had it pretty cushy.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 17, 2009, 11:23:17 AM
Still above freezing here this morning.  :(  It needs to get back down between 0 and 15 F.

Norm, I've done the water main stuff in weather you wouldn't believe (in Barrow, Alaska).  As bad as it is, working on sewer lines is worse.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on January 17, 2009, 11:41:03 AM
Still above freezing here this morning.  :(  It needs to get back down between 0 and 15 F.

Norm, I've done the water main stuff in weather you wouldn't believe (in Barrow, Alaska).  As bad as it is, working on sewer lines is worse.

I hear you on the sewers. Nothing worse than a frozen plastic sewer line. Best deal I ever saw was a steam cleaner..OK, I grew up and still live in the deep south, but I have moved around a bit. First time I saw a plastic sewer line with a heater tape and insulation I thought it was ridiculous.. Boy was I dumb ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: farmerdoug on January 17, 2009, 12:11:11 PM
It is snowing here again.  They are calling for 8-12 inches and blowing.  With the lows above zero the snow comes back.  There is two sides to everything. :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on January 19, 2009, 02:05:49 AM
plowed 5 inches from yesterday, looks like I be going out around 4 am for another 4-6 inches this morning snowing pretty heavy right now about an inch an hour. Guess I'll give a shot at getting a couple hours of sleep..
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 19, 2009, 04:32:29 AM
Snowing here since yesterday, warmed up to 15 F this morning. The snow isn't accumulating very fast, doesn't look like 5 inches. Appears it is less windy than it was as I peek out in the  dark. Freezing rain along the cost, rain in Saint John. See what I told ya about coastal weather being different than up here in the northwest?  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on January 19, 2009, 05:48:44 AM
Gday

it sounds just a little cold for me over your way at the moment fellas  ;) :D :D ;D 105f in the shade today amd itl be about 110+f tomorow   ::) :) just another stinkin hot day again starting at 6am finnish up for lunch at 12pm n go back out at 2 to 4 pm and finnish at 8 or 9 pm makes for a bloody long day tho  ;) Ilike  winter here about 40to50f and you can allways rug up  ;) :D ;D

Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 19, 2009, 06:04:28 AM
Ilike  winter here about 40to50f and you can allways rug up  ;) :D ;D

Chris

Kangaroo rug? :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom_in_Mo. on January 26, 2009, 10:03:16 AM
Its look'n like some ice headed towards Ellington maybe.  Arky, you better cover your wood pile up also. I think you folks are maybe going to get it worst than us.
I had a cow to have a calf last night, better than tonight. I am going to roll out a bale for them calves to lay on, it helps.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2009, 12:52:34 PM
was -23 F here this morning, now -3 F. Some places in the low spots and the far north were -40 to -50 F. Burr!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 26, 2009, 01:02:46 PM
Yeah, looks like the cold air is headed back 'home'.  It was 8 F this morning but they are calling for -30's F by mid-week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CLL on January 26, 2009, 01:45:37 PM
Calling for ice and then 5-8" snow tonight and tomorrow. Arky you better get a lot of plastic and cover the sides of the hill as the winds might blow the top off it. :D Should be getting a lot of trees in with the tops broke off, if you get the ice they say you will.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 26, 2009, 01:55:21 PM
-10* this morning with more snow. Well over 200 inches of snow so far and its only the end of January.

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 26, 2009, 03:36:36 PM
Better you than me. I feel for you . Looks like the Tug Hill. At what depth do glaciers start to form?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 26, 2009, 03:37:22 PM
I don't know but it sure feels like the arctic circle right about now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2009, 03:52:24 PM
About all we got the whole dang month was snow squalls and maybe 1 storm had 8-10". Been a couple cold snaps though. That -50 this morning was down south of here in Avondale. It's lower ground down there and along a river. I'm not sure whether that was Celcius of Farenheit, if Celcius than it was -58 F.  :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 26, 2009, 04:03:20 PM
It is cold here as all get-out. But my feet are warm. ;D 8) 8) 8)

This Christmas, my MIL bought me a shoe warmer and my kids got me a bevy of Wigwam socks. Man I thought I had tried every sock under the sun, but I missed the Wigwams somehow. These things, coupled with starting the day out with toasty-warn boots and shoes are the ticket. I finally have my cold feet problem solved longtern apparently.

People who complain about cold weather must be sissies. Cold weather don't bother me at all. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 26, 2009, 04:31:36 PM
Have you ever gone up and visited Warbird?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Larry on January 26, 2009, 04:41:33 PM
Nice slick glaze on everything right now...last I heard they said to be prepared for up to an 1-1/2" of ice, with long power outages expected.

I pulled our generator out of the storage container this morning...its been there since I moved here year ago last September.  Sure nuff it wouldnt start.  Tore into the carb and cleaned all the varnish out...its running good now...but only on half choke.  Hope it cleans itself out.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 26, 2009, 04:41:48 PM
I'm a sissy.   :D

It gets pretty cold here sometimes, as much as I hate to admit it.  My biggest problem isn't the frozen lakes and streams, or the 10 foot snow drifts.  It's  that my wife thinks she is an eskimo and opens the windows and doors as soon as the sun comes out.  I head for the mattress.  Yep, It's warmer if you get in between the mattress and the box springs.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2009, 04:58:14 PM
Tex, Wigwam is mostly all I wear, summer and winter. I just discovered them a year ago and the shoe stores have been pushing them here in NB and over in Maine. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2009, 05:02:33 PM
I do that to, open windows and doors. Mostly in the summer, but when the furnace fire has me in melt down, windows have been known to open up for a stretch. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 26, 2009, 05:29:48 PM
Sounds like Tom needs some wigwam action Donk, but not the kind we wear. The kind with the sticks poking out the top where smoke comes wafting out up to the Great Spirit. A bear skin bed would be more comfy than aboxspring I bet. ;D

Them teepees sure look warm and cozy inside, in the movies. I bet if you pass the peace pipe around enough they is plenty warm. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2009, 06:02:54 PM
I seem to recall they looked more cozy when big chief had lots of Hudson Bay Point blankets and buffalo hides. The chief with the tallest stack of blankets and hides had a few extra female companions to keep him warm.  And he didn't have to go out in the cold. Right up Tom's alley, keeping warm I mean, at all costs. :D :D :D

He and Dang looked like they were cold when they were looking at that pine, all well rounded and wrapped in heavier garments. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 26, 2009, 08:00:59 PM
Have you ever gone up and visited Warbird?

Stonebroke

No I haven't visited Warbird. He seems like my kind of folk for sure, but let's keep it in perspective; I said people who complain about cold are sissies. People who willingly go to Pluto are insane. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 26, 2009, 08:23:16 PM
Right up Tom's alley, keeping warm I mean, at all costs. :D :D :D

LOL!!

Have you ever gone up and visited Warbird?

Stonebroke

No I haven't visited Warbird. He seems like my kind of folk for sure, but let's keep it in perspective; I said people who complain about cold are sissies. People who willingly go to Pluto are insane. ;D

Careful about visiting here...  Alaska is contagious.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 26, 2009, 08:28:08 PM
I heard a line in a movie yesterday that made me think of Warbird. "The reason we live here is because we are the only ones who can survive here."
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 26, 2009, 08:37:01 PM
Radar67, the problem is, 'they' are trying to 'civilize' Alaska by making it easier to live here.  We have had a ton of 'box stores' open up in the last 3 or 4 years here in Fairbanks.  I really don't care for it.  Sadly, the population is increasing here.  It isn't very fast because a lot of folks simply can't handle the combined cold and the dark.

Guess if it gets too crowded around here, I can always move to Antarctica.  LOL  Honestly, I'd love to move to the UP or maybe closer to the parents-in-law in Arkansas, but it'll be a while before we could conceivably do it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 26, 2009, 08:51:13 PM
Honestly, I'd love to move to the UP

The UP is cold and very snowy so that makes it gray most of the time, thats kind of like darkness. If you get away from the few "big" towns we only have a few box stores, and not many people.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 26, 2009, 09:19:08 PM
The only thing I know about Michigan is what I learned from watching Fargo.   ;D

 And the best LTL freight company on the planet is headquartered there.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on January 26, 2009, 09:20:38 PM
I heard a line in a movie yesterday that made me think of Warbird. "The reason we live here is because we are the only ones who can survive here."
Are you sure that wasn't Winnipeg they were refering too? ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 26, 2009, 09:30:53 PM
I'm pretty sure they were talking about Alaska, since that is where the movie was set. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on January 26, 2009, 10:14:02 PM
Sorry Radar67 you just reminded me of a Simpsons episode where they went to Winnipeg and the sign outside the city said "Welcome to Winnipeg, we were born here, what's your excuse".  I'm sure I could survive Alaska better than Winnipeg!

Nick
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 26, 2009, 10:14:50 PM
I heard a line in a movie yesterday that made me think of Warbird. "The reason we live here is because we are the only ones who can survive here."
Are you sure that wasn't Winnipeg they were refering too? ;D

Nas, you are confusing Winnipeg with Mystery Alaska. Mystery had a real Hockey team at one time. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 26, 2009, 10:17:16 PM
OKay Rad67, what movie was it?  Did a quick google search and didn't find it. *edit* Nevermind.  Someone just answered my question right as I was asking it.  ;D  Guess we'll have to put that one on the list.  Never seen it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 26, 2009, 10:25:25 PM
You'll have to add another one then, cause that ain't it.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on January 26, 2009, 10:25:59 PM
I was watching  "30 days of night"
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: TexasTimbers on January 27, 2009, 12:04:32 AM
Radar I think I cornfused the Bird with my Mystery quip to nas. He posted less than three minutes after me, and since he prolly loves the movie, got lost in the nostalgia and lost track of the thread. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2009, 07:19:13 AM
What a mess this storm has become.Some states are getting ice storms.We are looking for a big snow storm.We may get a foot and a half.Looks like I'm right on the edge of a foot or a foot and a half.Looks like the coastal area will get hit hard again.Just like the ice storm they had probably a month ago.They got ice,we got snow.Most time they get 3" and we get 6" of snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on January 28, 2009, 07:30:43 AM
Gday

Tcf just send that extra 3" you dont want down my way mate  ;)  :D :D :D ;D its 11.30 pm now and its still about 90 F back up to 100+  by 10 11 am and 110to 120 + f by midday with hot northerly winds   been like that for the last few days and wont letup till sunday :o :o :) ::) ::) ::)

Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 28, 2009, 08:06:40 AM

 Hu ,... Chris , we are talking about the weather , not the inside temperature of your oven  ;D :D :D   I will keep my snow anytime over what you get ... anytime .  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on January 28, 2009, 08:33:54 AM
Gday

Should I have posted in the cooking/food board  ;) take one aussi work hard in the morning and get him real ticked of with a dash of heat stoke and bake till around lunch then refigerate lett him cool down then add another dose of hard work in the arvo then he'll be ready for dinner around 9pm  ;) :D :D :D ;D

Isawlogs thats probobly the best way to descibe it mate  ;) :D :D :D :D ;D I could have almost been a Canadian dad was overthere in 88 for awhile and we where gonna move there but because mum had allready moved from Belfast Ireland to Aust in 69 she could not take residancy in Canada im still thinkn heading over for a spell as one of dads mates runns a log building company in BC ive had other job offers there also  ;D ;D
You dont get much done on the hot days  ;)   the only thing left to do on hot days is to kick back with the ac on and a nice cold drink  ;D there aint much else you can do   ::) ::) ::) ::)

Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WH_Conley on January 29, 2009, 08:00:41 AM
Anybody heard anything from members in the storm area?

I see we have a pretty limited showing from western Ky and Ark. Only thing I have read was a post by LeeB from his wife.

Looked like we were gonna get hammered, the ice stopped just short of being serious.

How ya doin folks?



Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on January 29, 2009, 08:08:29 AM
Gday

Tcf just send that extra 3" you dont want down my way mate  ;)  :D :D :D ;D its 11.30 pm now and its still about 90 F back up to 100+  by 10 11 am and 110to 120 + f by midday with hot northerly winds   been like that for the last few days and wont letup till sunday :o :o :) ::) ::) ::)

Chris


Yep, I saw some of the highlights from the Australian Open.  Courtside temperatures were getting well above 50C.  I think they stopped or delayed some matches due to the extreme heat.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2009, 08:12:28 AM
I hope all is well.Probaly plenty with no power and lots of ice and tree damage.1998 all over again.I wish all them well.
We got about a foot. I watched the local news and all they talked about was the snow here.  >:(  No big deal here.It was just snow.It did turn to freezing rain down by the coast,but nothing bad.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thompsontimber on January 29, 2009, 09:36:06 AM
We haven't had any ice or snow down here, just got a bit of rain the last couple of days. However, have had a crew out of work thanks to the ice storm all the same.  Broke down monday and had to order a part out of Ohio that was supposed to be there by 10 am tuesday.  Then the word comes that the part was being flown in out of kentucky and the plane slid off the runway.  Here it is Thursday, still down, still waiting on that part.  They also attempted to order some parts out of Arkansas yesterday for a Belarus farm tractor and the man said he was suprised they were able to get through to him, the phone was all that was working apparantly.  Talked like they had a major mess on their hands, and no power.  He was kind enough to write down their order and go back with a flashlight and see if the parts were in stock since the computers were down.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 29, 2009, 09:56:32 AM
Tons of people without power. Many tree crews and linemen have been dispatched to the area from around the country. If i didn't have obligations here I would be on my way with my friend and his bucket truck to try and do some cleanup :(. I love storm work...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 02, 2009, 05:43:48 PM
Almost 20 inches of snow in some regions of Great Britain, 8" in London causes cancellations.  How pathetic. Maybe Canada will have to send snow sleds.  ;D :D

Biggest snow fall in 18 years.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090202/Britain_snow_090202/20090202?hub=World

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 02, 2009, 05:47:43 PM
Haha we were supposed to get 1-2" today. Ended up with 24+ inches since 8am this morning and still snowing. Didn't cancel school for the kids or anything. I'd hate to live someplace that is so crippled by a little snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on February 02, 2009, 10:57:38 PM
Gday
Almost 20 inches of snow in some regions of Great Britain, 8" in London causes cancellations.  How pathetic. Maybe Canada will have to send snow sleds.  ;D :D

Biggest snow fall in 18 years.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090202/Britain_snow_090202/20090202?hub=World


Thats why some of them had to move to a new island alittle over 200 years ago  ;) :D on a quiet day you can sometimes even hear a faint Whine of in the distance coming from Pommonia Mate  ;) :D :D :D :D ;D

Gday

Tcf just send that extra 3" you dont want down my way mate  ;)  :D :D :D ;D its 11.30 pm now and its still about 90 F back up to 100+  by 10 11 am and 110to 120 + f by midday with hot northerly winds   been like that for the last few days and wont letup till sunday :o :o :) ::) ::) ::)

Chris


Yep, I saw some of the highlights from the Australian Open.  Courtside temperatures were getting well above 50C.  I think they stopped or delayed some matches due to the extreme heat.

Yeah she was gettin alittle Hot there for awhile mate we've had 3 days rest at around 90 f and then we are back to around the 105 to 120 mark for the rest of the week till about sunday again    ;) ;D Also with the tenn the bloke who came second is copping alittle flack for breaking down and crying about loosing  ;) :D :D I reckon that id cry too if i got handed a check for  $1 mill for a couple of weeks work but they would be tears of joy  Mate ;) :D :D :D ;D

Reguards Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 03, 2009, 05:38:52 AM
I think if Tom got that snow in Florida he'd be frozen solid. Too much of that hot air down south (and down under) makes you too soft. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 03, 2009, 10:42:14 AM
Welp...  they are calling for -45 F again.  S'posed to hit tonight.  *sigh*  Thought maybe the 2 solid weeks of that crap that we already had would be it for this winter.  Guess not.  Sure hope the wood pile lasts...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 03, 2009, 03:13:51 PM
Tried to fix a rental unit's pool pump today. Had to get inside, 57 degrees, 21 mph wind. I can't take this artic blast. Going to start a fire in the fire place at home, make some chili. Burrrrrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom_Averwater on February 03, 2009, 09:42:29 PM
I just got done plowing 8" of snow off of the drive and it is still coming down . We had 6" of snow last week with a 1/2" of ice.  My son's school is already 4 days over the limit on calamity days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on February 04, 2009, 02:30:21 AM
Gday

SD It would'nt worry Tom and I a single bit mate  ;) :D Itd be gone in afew hours  ;)  :D :D :D You blokes up north would spend alot of time on the nest around this time of year  :o  ;) :D :D ;D ;) Ive  only seen snow around home here twice in my life but Lived and worked in the high country about 2 hrs away for afew years  and worked in the snow Like  the saying Cold enough to freeze the balls of a Brass Monkey AT  -40 on the cold mornings but usually during winter the day starts   at around - 32 every day and gets to around 50/68 f by lunchtime the avverage temp for the year around home here is 86 f  so i think ive got it pretty good mate  ;) :D ;D ;D

Have a good one

Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on February 04, 2009, 08:06:22 AM

 This tells it all ....

 Missiquoi river in front of the farm , if look you can see open water yet , the snow amount made good insulation and the river never froze completly....
 


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/1830/hiver_2008_763.jpg)

Looking west towards the barn and also to Mont Sutton , that would be the high peak to the left. Thats the back side of the ski resort.
 


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/1830/hiver_2008_759.jpg)

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 08, 2009, 08:10:39 AM
I let out the cat and dog this morning and said WOW!!,36 at 6:30 AM,not in the single numbers,below zero,like it has been.But it does get up into the high teens or 20's by high noon.Suppose to last for a few days than one day of the colder temps,than back up again.But the wind is going to blow,that will make it seem cold.Been kinda of a cold winter.Have not had many temps above freezing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on February 08, 2009, 08:20:57 AM
Well winter officially had it's back broke her yesterday. It was a blazing 44F by the afternoon and the snow was melting fast. We are supposed to get a 1/2" of rain on Monday with it in the 50's. I see by the end of the week we'll be back to below freezing but this warm spell sure feels good. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 08, 2009, 09:40:14 AM
Same as thecfarm here, only we did have some 0 and -5 F mornings in the last week, but warmed up to the mid teens most days and a couple 20's. No rain here yet, although I see a glaze on the driveway and some mealy stuff on the snow pack from last night. Roads could be touchy today. We never had any January thaw at all, some are worried about thick ice this year and floods. But the little river nearby isn't thick with ice and the streams have stayed open where there is no beavers. They said this was the second coldest winter on record for this area. Some areas had colder than -40F .But, I never seen it colder then -23 F here, that's from two thermometers.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on February 08, 2009, 11:58:48 AM
But, I never seen it colder then -23 F here, that's from two thermometers.

I've been wondering how you Canadian bunch were measuring your temps.  Do you add the two readings together, or subtract one from the other?  Inquiring minds want to know. ??? :P

 ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Paul_H on February 08, 2009, 12:03:42 PM
I have no thermometer at all and here Billy Buckwheat is all high fallutin with two. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on February 08, 2009, 12:59:54 PM
First job I had in the bush as a young'un the boss wouldn't allow a thermometer in camp. Guess he didn't agree with the safety laws about working outside in cold weather.  ::)  ::)

Dang I been Ceclsified so long I fergit how Ferinheight I can go.  ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 08, 2009, 01:33:35 PM
I feel your pain! For the first time in weeks I was able to finally get out of my long sleeve t shirt and into a tank top. Almost had to put on a light jacket there a few times 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 12, 2009, 07:47:13 AM
Raining here now,37,but it's a slow rain.That will settle the snow down.I've been out cutting wood and it was up to my knees.We did have some temps around the 40 mark,but not much sun.  :(  This will be a "go someplace day". We still have a ways to go before the frogs start peeping.  ;D But did see a chicken order sheet in the hardware store.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2009, 08:21:15 AM
Another 3 months before the daffodils are up chum.  :D Raining here to ,barely, and 38 F.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on February 12, 2009, 08:38:11 AM
Another 3 months before the daffodils are up chum.  :D Raining here to ,barely, and 38 F.
 

They are up down here now. 8)    But with the warm weather comes some pretty good wind.  Straight line wind blew the top off the Tishomingo County Electric Power Associations building yesterday.  Ripped about 60 ft of it loose and layed it on another part of the bld.  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 13, 2009, 04:07:37 PM
With all the dry weather in recent years in the SE, I wonder how Mountain Lake in Giles County Virginia is fairing? One of our young members is not far from there and am sure he has been there. It has been a location for a movie or two. Dirty Dancing is the movie that comes to my mind at the moment. But, when I was there a few years ago the lake had been receding a lot since that movie. Was just curious how it was fairing the weather.


Seems the Brits have been filming a 'Dirty Dancing' reality show there the last couple of years, a third season is slated to be filmed as well. Interesting.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on February 16, 2009, 10:37:17 AM
SD,

I think this will give a little bit of an answer.  I couldn't find anything on the actual current level.

Bruce

http://www.mountainlakehotel.com/Section_Home.asp?SID=42
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 16, 2009, 10:50:30 AM
Thanks Bruce, hat has a lot of good info including the hyperlinks at the bottom of the page. It says the rainfall last year was 8 inched below normal and that around 43 inches in normal, that's about the same as here, only we had above normal last year, almost 60 inches. I'm glad that the fluctuation in depth is cyclical and not permanent.  Cool place. 8) I remember the big old black cherry tree up there along a path and all the rhodadendron bushes in the understory. Might think they are weeds, but I like'm. ;D

We have a forum member not far from there in Blacksburgh.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 18, 2009, 10:57:55 AM
They are calling for about 7" of snow tonight!!  I am STOKED!  Time to fire up the 'ol plowing rig and get 'er ready to go.   8) 8)

Strange weather the past couple of days...  it was near 15 F yesterday, it got to -27 F last night (still -25 right now), now they are calling for up to 10 F today as the snow starts, snow through tomorrow with a high of 30 F!   8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 18, 2009, 11:02:05 AM
Supposed to get around 10" of snow today. Already have like 5-6" on the ground since this morning. And still have 40"+ of packed base in the woods. Still the middle of winter here...  :'(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 18, 2009, 11:51:34 AM
Anywhere from 4" to 12" expected tomorrow. Nice and sunny and bright today.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 19, 2009, 12:00:53 PM
Not much new snow here this morning.  Now they are claiming up to 10" by tonight...  I am skeptical but we'll see.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 19, 2009, 12:07:45 PM
This thread is starting to build like the Timber Harvest Methods and Equipment thread. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on February 19, 2009, 01:12:57 PM
Been snowing here since Tuesday, not too heavy though 10-12 cm by Wed. morning another 15+cm by this morning, sure glad we bought a new snowblower last fall, it's been getting a bit of a work out this winter so far.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 19, 2009, 01:15:17 PM
This is the first real snow storm this month. Been getting less than an 1" dustings. This storm has been down graded from 12" to less than 6" by tomorrow afternoon. You guys knocked the punch out of it. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on February 19, 2009, 02:07:12 PM
Boy did we ever have a thunderstorm early this morning!  It came through here between 1 and 2am with severe lightning, tornadoes and high winds.  That isn't all that unusual for this area, but the rain was phenomenal.  The weather station(NOAA) was reporting rainfall rates of over 9 inches per hour! :o :o  The only reason we didn't have a flood is the storm was moving so fast that nobody had a whole hour of rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on February 19, 2009, 07:20:11 PM
It came through here early this morning, but I was asleep, so nothing got wet.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on February 19, 2009, 11:34:22 PM
Spring has sprung here, I spent my lunch hour sitting on a log by the river watching the world go by. Three bald eagles were in the tree behind me scoping out the fish buffet.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 20, 2009, 12:05:02 AM
We ended up getting 2 - 3".  It is amazing how any weatherman around here keeps his job, what with how often they are wrong. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Meadows Miller on February 20, 2009, 05:09:26 AM
Gday

Warbird are you telln me their the same over your way   :o :o :) ::) ;) :D :D ;D ;) Like I say If i wanna Know what the weathers doin All i gota do is Just look at the Sky  ;) :D :D :D :D


Chris
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 20, 2009, 08:52:37 AM
Warbird,I see they predicted it wrong up your way too.They said a foot up in the mountains.I'm not in the mountains,but usually when they say that,that's me.Usually the paper and the channel I listen to does a pretty good job.We might of got 6 inches.Had the Grandson for a few days,he's 10.We tried to make a snowman,but the snow was not quite wet enough.Could make snow balls real good.He got sick of that so we went sliding down the road.Guess the Gramps tired him out,he's still sleeping.First night here,he's up at by 6:30.Next day is always a differant story.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 20, 2009, 09:17:45 AM
We got 4 inches and same up at my uncle's place, down south they got 12" in Fredericton. Most places on the driveway had no snow, just around the garage and out by the mouth of the driveway entrances. The shoulders had some drifting. It started out with hardly a snow flake until about noon, then snowed 'til about dark and the wind went down. From then on it just sent down a skiff because of the bare spots on the driveway. Another storm coming Sunday up the Fundy coast.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 20, 2009, 11:02:40 AM
Sounds like good times cfarm.  The weathermen around here are almost always wrong.  You'd think I would get used to it.  Guess this one ticked me off because I was really looking forward to the snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on February 20, 2009, 11:15:45 PM
I just heard the reports on the little thunderbumper that came through here night before last.  There were 11 tornados documented in extreme South Georgia, causing $25 million in damage, 100 homes lost, one fatality and 22 injuries.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: semologger on February 22, 2009, 03:41:39 PM
we have been back and forth around here. 30s to 40s. Same old thing. We did get a warm front in here a couple days ago clsoe to 60s i thought i was going to melt. I did see that Easter Lillys are coming up. About 2 to 3inches now. Yes something green is growing. 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on February 22, 2009, 03:49:48 PM
No green around here.  Might be below zero again tonight.  Daytime temperatures have been nine or ten degrees below average.  It's supposed to warm up for a day or two later in the week and then be back below normal.  Thought I had more than enough fire wood stacked up.  Now it looks like I'll have to haul in some more.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 22, 2009, 04:40:47 PM
No storm yet today, was quite warm and melting off the driveway and roads. Just at 32 I mean, no heat wave. But it's been a fairly mild February compared to January. When this storm starts it's suppose to be windy for about 3 days.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on February 22, 2009, 10:29:43 PM
The little red buckeyes have broke bud and are leafing out.  So are the crab apples.  Still getting into the high 20's for the next several nights.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on February 22, 2009, 10:57:44 PM

 Been snowing here for the past three days off and on , 12 to 14 inches and it is now snowing again another 6 to 8 inches , Spring is around a corner ..   Somewhere .  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2009, 07:04:13 AM
Storm of the "New" century today: wind, snow and 20 F this morning. Everything closed up tight, even the snow plows (not quite) and tow trucks. Cops said your on your own if your foolish enough to go out in the storm.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 23, 2009, 11:48:09 AM
Storm of the "New" century today: wind, snow and 20 F this morning. Everything closed up tight, even the snow plows (not quite) and tow trucks. Cops said your on your own if your foolish enough to go out in the storm.  ;D

That doesn't even sound like a storm. Sounds more like everyday of the week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2009, 11:57:54 AM
It's all about the high drama.  ;D Personally, I've seen worst last winter when we had double what we have now on the ground.  The radio announcer said he never seen it this bad in 20+ years he's gone to work in the morning. People have short memories about the weather it seems. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on February 23, 2009, 03:40:56 PM
My red maples starting blooming over a week ago.  No seeds yet, but a lot of aborted blooms piling up on the car and driveway.  In years past they have been quite messy.

My red buckeyes are showing no signs of activity.

Red maple seems to be the only thing breaking dormancy at this point.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tim L on February 23, 2009, 03:56:28 PM
Heavy snow through the night. We lost power for 6 hours or so.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2009, 04:04:09 PM
Red maple and silver maple flower about as early as trembling aspen up here. But won't be until May for my area. Aspen will flower in April some years with the willows. We got a long way to go yet with this white cold stuff.

If anyone had some thinning to do down there in Georgia, it would be a good time to do it I suspect. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on February 23, 2009, 04:31:46 PM
My plums are in full bloom here. We will most likely have another cold spell that will damage them though. Yesterday I was in short sleeves while gathering eggs and other stuff.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2009, 06:24:00 PM
Oh, shut up! :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on February 23, 2009, 07:36:38 PM
Burrrr! It's cold up there.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on February 23, 2009, 08:03:50 PM

   It started to snow here on Friday , saturday stopped long enough for me to plow then it started back up and it is still comming down ,   I am SOOOOO ready for spring ...

  Radar ,, I "bout froze my plums today trying to stay ahead of this snow ....  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on February 23, 2009, 08:12:18 PM
Having frozen plums is the pits Marcel.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 23, 2009, 10:07:15 PM
Must of got about 2 feet of snow in about 12 hours.I've had my snow blower for 8 years and have never seen it just about come over the top before.That made the roads narrow up some and the snow bankens grew some too.Wind is blowing hard.Good thing it was kinda of a wet snow or there would really be some drifting going on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on February 23, 2009, 10:31:36 PM

    I "bout froze my plums today trying to stay ahead of this snow ....  :-\

Marcel,

If your plum pits freeze, that will make you a drupe :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Don K on February 23, 2009, 10:45:55 PM
All my blueberry bushes are soon to bust into bloom. Daffodils and jonquills in full bloom. Bluebirds checking out the houses. Gotta get a martin house up tomorrow. They will be here soon.

Don
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on February 23, 2009, 11:04:42 PM
The blue birds have already found my Step Dad's elevated house.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on February 24, 2009, 06:11:18 AM
One mile of the two I have to keep open is only the width of my plow, 8'-6", I can't push it back any more.  I need a wing.  Feb. is not even over and we still have to get through March, the worst part of winter, heavy wet snow. 

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 24, 2009, 09:02:36 AM
One mile of the two I have to keep open is only the width of my plow, 8'-6", I can't push it back any more.  I need a wing.  Feb. is not even over and we still have to get through March, the worst part of winter, heavy wet snow. 

Tim

Yeah I had that problem in January, had to fire up the backhoe to push the banks back so I could continue to plow. 260 inches of snow and counting.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 24, 2009, 10:52:37 AM
We got about 8" here. A lot more south of here and less as you go north. The plow went a lot because of drifting snow. He pushed more snow in around my mail box and driveway mouths (two) for this 8" than the 12" we had a month ago.  ::)

Rain Friday.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 09, 2009, 07:40:03 AM
That 2 feet of snow settled quick.We had a foggy day all day and took most of it away.I think 4-5 days ago it was below zero here in the night.At 7:30 AM it was all ready up to 16.The next night was down in the single numbers but stayed above zero.Temps are alot differant now.Got up tp 50 here one day. We're not out of the woods yet.We will get another good storm yet,or 2-3.One year we got all of our snow in March.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on March 09, 2009, 09:06:33 AM
Oh boy, from sixty to $$h1ty in twelve hours, woke up to a blanket of white and the white $#%^&( stuff ) falling down like  blizzard 31 degress and winter has returned..
Oh New England how I love her..... Only good thing is a little money from plowing !!
well it's still early march 3/9/09, Hmmm Mabye coming in like a lion is a 10 day event!!  Where are the sheep, I want to put that cute little lamb out to pasture for an early spring...... down here there isn't any frost in the ground !!

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on March 09, 2009, 09:50:21 AM
Snowing here on the balmy west coast.  :-\ The daffodils are gonna take it on the chin.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thompsontimber on March 09, 2009, 10:04:48 AM
We got up to 12" of snow last Sunday, 3/1...by thursday it felt like spring had arrived. By yesterday, one week after the big snow, it was a toasty 80 degrees and we decided it was a great day to hit some softball in preparation for the upcoming church spring league. Looks like real nice weather will continue for us until at least the end of the week, with some cooler temps and rain moving in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 09, 2009, 10:42:31 AM
Been up into the forties the last 3 days, but we had some wet snow off and on. Was 25F or so last night and will be in the 30's today. Have not plowed anything for 3 weeks it seems. Big hail storm and lightning Friday night, killed my external US Robotics modem. I think it burned the line in, as the other part sof the modem seem to test OK with Windows Diagnostic. Driveway has an inch of frozen snow and ice from yesterdays wet snow and last nights freeze. Soon be maple syrup season. Back in 1998 we had 3 big storms in March over a foot each, probably what thecfarm remembers. At that time we had district meetings for our marketing board that got mostly canceled or we went ahead and no one showed up. Can't blame them, we (staff) were the only foolish ones out on the road. Mild for the next couple days, might be a small storm Wednesday. Southern Ontario (Windsor-Toronto) got up to 68 degrees on the weekend.  Went to their heads as some were donning t-shirts and shorts. Don't get your hopes up too quick folks. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on March 09, 2009, 02:06:33 PM
We're back in the dead o' winter  :(  :o  :(  Its -24 and thanks to the time change I'm going to work in the dark again  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on March 09, 2009, 03:27:41 PM
DST sucks.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 09, 2009, 07:15:55 PM
 :D I like it better. Daylight at 7:00 am and dark at 8:00 pm and getting longer. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on March 10, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
We had daylight at 7am and twilight at 7:30pm.  Now it is all screwed up again  :-[

An extra hour of daylight at the end of the day does me no good if I still have to get up at the same time every morning!

Maybe if I played golf I could get into it, but golf always seemed to be such a waste of time...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 11, 2009, 09:49:47 AM
Still winter here, its 3-5* out today with a good ole fashion blizzard (-30* windchills, 40-50mph winds, and snow).

As for DST I love it. A little dark in the AM but that will change over the next few weeks. I like the extra hour at night, can get home from work and do barn chores in the daylight. Also gives me time after work to get some projects complete after work.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2009, 11:43:38 AM
Snowing here since 10:30 am, 33 F though and suppose to swing to rain, winds from the SW.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 11, 2009, 12:30:30 PM
It was almost 30*F that last 2-3 days so I started splitting a tractor in half to do a clutch job and replace a pto drive hub. Now its 5*F and blowing snow so the tractor is under a tarp waiting for warmer weather.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2009, 02:08:09 PM
It's switched to rain now, kinda half freezing rain. Nice! ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 27, 2009, 08:41:11 PM
Snow is really taking a beating.The field has just begun to show some bare spots,finally.Drive a half an hour away and the fields are almost bare.My Father use to say we live in Northern Siberia.Rained a little here this morning.Got up to 57.I was working so got to enjoy it by walking from one building to another.Suppose to rain on Sunday all day.That will take some more away,just hope not too fast.Won't bother me,but might some people.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2009, 08:56:29 PM
Yeah, it dropped  a lot here this week to. My front lawn will be mostly bare by next weekend and the corn stubble is well above the snow with a few bare spots next door. And fields facing west, which is like my lawn and the field here, melts real fast in that March-April sun. Sunset ain't 'til 8:00 pm now.  8) Lots of snow in the woods because the trees make the air cooler from shading. But there is nothing much to the snow, you go clear to the bottom up to your butt. :D My cousin's little maple grove next to the road here has under a foot left.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on March 28, 2009, 01:34:42 PM
We've more than an inch of new snow this morning.  :-/
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 28, 2009, 02:36:53 PM
I've seen robins, grackles and killdeer today.  Sunny and over 50 degrees today. 8)


Kill-deer (http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=18)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 28, 2009, 08:29:23 PM
We had 2-3 days of nice warm weather and I loved it. Now its back to the 30's for the rest of this coming week and a few chances of snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 28, 2009, 08:36:06 PM
I've been listening to that killdeer link all evening on the computer. They used to be as thick as robins around here. Still have a few, but numbers are way down. Killdeer are one of my favorite birds.  :) When we farmed we detoured around their nests in the fields because they had eggs before it was dry enough to scratch the ground. Always had to watch for the killdeer running about.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: rbhunter on March 29, 2009, 12:03:52 AM
It is reported that Pratt Ks recieved 28 inches of snow last night and today and some snow dirfts 6 feet tall in parts of kansas.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on March 29, 2009, 10:15:33 PM
It was in the 50s, 60s, and 70s last week, now it's down to the 30s today. Had some sleet and snow, but none stuck.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 30, 2009, 03:07:22 AM
Rain and 34F at the moment. Been in the 50's the last 3 days by noon. I don't think there is going to be a sap season in my area much. That could change, but it's looking like a warm spring like in 2006.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 30, 2009, 10:23:00 AM
Snow flurries now, but not adding up to anything.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: STUMPKICKER on March 31, 2009, 06:50:58 PM
tommorow is supposed to be  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 31, 2009, 07:02:02 PM
Yeah spring returns. We got hardly anything for snow yesterday, in fact it all disappeared today what landed yesterday. Big rain for the weekend coming up from Texas. ;D

Too bad though, the sap season is over, the way I see it. Not going to be freezing for the next week.  :) Look out Freddie Beach, I'd be looking for higher ground again this spring. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pep on April 06, 2009, 08:39:42 PM
 Rained all day Fri. then turned to snow on Sat and hasn't stopped.   >:( >:(Close to another 14".  Just when I thought I could get sawing, now have to wait another 2 weeks.  I couldn't even get to the shop today, turned around and came home.  Quite the mess on the township roads, they aren't frozen anymore so lots of gravel in the snow banks.  Looks like the middle of January around here :( :(  So much for spring

cheers pep
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 07, 2009, 05:44:17 AM
Been raining here or showers for days, the snow has pretty much dissolved. By this Sunday the yard will be all bare. By the 20th the local woods will be bare, still got until the end of the month to clear the outback out. The ice is gone from the streams, the river ice is on the move, some jams. I'm on high ground.  8) Aspen and willow are flowering, lillies are 2" through the ground, colts foot is blooming.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ironmower on April 07, 2009, 07:03:40 AM
Gonna be kinda cool the next couple of days(in the 40's) DanG tick!, just felt the little sucker crawlin' on me just now >:(..............dead ;D......Feels like my skins-ah-crawlin......Hate them little suckers, lime disease is terrible 'round here >:(......Spring is in full swing here now, mowed the grass Saturday ;D.......From chattin' with ya'll, I will never complain about the weather here again! :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 07, 2009, 08:17:03 AM
We got no ticks here, but parts of Western Nova Scotia was crawling with those darn things when I worked down there in 1989.  >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on April 07, 2009, 10:54:53 AM
It didn't even get below 0 here last night and yesterday, the snow was melting!  Spring is springing!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ironmower on April 08, 2009, 06:24:10 AM
Snowed here more yesterday, than all winter ;D. Didn't stick though, aw-well :'( 34 degrees now, The robins look alittle confused :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on April 08, 2009, 07:31:20 AM

 Its snowing                 again          :-\              It rained for two days , the river flooded the feilds , now its snowing, the sun is to be shinning for the weekend .  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 11, 2009, 08:22:27 AM
Snow is going slow here.Pond did come up pretty quick with the rain we had last week,but it's on the way down all ready.I doubt the road will be flooded over this year,unless it rains for 2-3 days steady.Still snow in the woods,but not much and only in places.Wind blows just about every day.Does help to dry things up.Would like to see the sun all day for one day.Only seems to be out in the morning or afternoon.Temps been warm,but with the wind it still feels cool.Still early to be in the 60's day after day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 11, 2009, 12:03:16 PM
Been cool at nights, 20's, and 40's during the day the past week. Snow still melting, only about 6 inches and ice on the bottom in my woods. I'll be able to drive my road to the woodlot by month's end.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 12, 2009, 10:57:48 AM
Been in the mid 40's the last few days, a few more weeks and the snow will be gone. We still have 2-3 foot in the woods, was out snowmobiling this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on April 17, 2009, 10:33:02 PM
2009 Farmer's Almanac says average temperature in south-southeast will be 79F during August 2009.  Given average temps so far this year, that is believable.  Would not be surprised if it happened.

Must be global warming....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 18, 2009, 05:20:27 AM
Sure ain't been nothing special here, never got to 60 F yet this April. Weird. Lot of sun though, but barely above 52, mostly mid to upper 40's. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Don K on April 18, 2009, 05:24:37 AM
We had a milder than normal summer up until August last year. Sure helped with those AC bills ;D

Don
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 18, 2009, 06:27:35 AM
Lotsa air conditioning here to, only it's dry heat off the furnace. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 19, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
This has been a wonderful wet, cool spring here. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 19, 2009, 08:31:29 PM
Back to snow now. It was in the 60's late last week. Now its snowing and we have an inch or so of new accumulation. Calling for possible 2-4" tonight, and another 2-4" possible tomorrow.  >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 19, 2009, 08:41:27 PM
I'll tell ya that last 8 inches of snow in the woods is taking for ever to melt. I did walk out the woodlot on Saturday and for the most part avoided the snow as I walked clean through. Found fresh bear prints and seen a couple moose.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 19, 2009, 08:58:50 PM
That last 1-3 foot is taking forever to melt here. And if we add 8-10" on top of that it will take even longer to go. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 19, 2009, 09:09:54 PM
I think that bear is dening in my cousin's maple grove at the back of his lot. I never back tracked his trail, but it was coming from that direction. His woods are thick with under growth after the loggers high graded his mature dominant maples off. The other smaller maples are dying as they were the suppressed junk growing in shade. They told him they only took 13 cords of wood of it. More like 130 cords.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 21, 2009, 07:00:55 AM
This spring started out good. Seems like one week we had mud than it dried right out.Wind blew a lot in May.I wanted to burn a brush pile,but really too muddy to work around it with the tractor.Than the next week it was to dry to get a burn permit.But than a day of rain cured that problem.Seem like the first part of June it started to rain and don't want to stop.We've have some days where it would rain hard all day long.Just had a day like that 2 days ago,the pond is higher now than what it was in May.But than some days it will rain and than stop and do this a all day long for 2-3 days.Than some days it will just dizzle and some days it will rain hard. We have double the rain fall amount.I have not been working with the tractor,too wet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 21, 2009, 08:31:12 AM
Hasn't been too wet here. We usually get a dry week followed up by a short rain or a couple days of showers. Last year was very very wet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on June 22, 2009, 06:39:40 AM
The rivers are higher than this spring, and we are looking at a wet week ahead here on the coast of Maine.  Blueberry blossom season was sunny and the bees worked a lot, we need water and some heat, sounds almost perfect to me. 

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on June 22, 2009, 09:57:40 AM
Last Friday we were officially designated a drought-disaster area  :( it been raining every since  ::)  :D

It too late for a lot of the crops, what did get seeded didn't germinate in time to mature before fall frost  :(

It will help the cattlemen, they were still feeding hay because the pastures weren't growing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on June 23, 2009, 01:20:39 PM
I hear ya sprucegum,  we didn't have it that bad this spring but our crops are in the same standing due to it being a very cold spring.  My garden was planted at optimum time for this area (May 24) and is just now coming up like it should have been a week or so after planting.  We finally got the needed rain this past weekend and now we need some heat to get things growing....   

One thing that has been doing really well with the cooler spring is all the saskatoon's and chokecherries.  I have not seen this many berries growing in about 10 years and hope they will fare well.  If so, I will reap the harvest as I have been eyeing up all the wild ones I can and jotting down notes of location in my trusty little book.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on June 23, 2009, 07:00:45 PM
send me the dry heat,and I will send the water !!! Please, I have pontoons on the tomatoes and corn..... most of the Summer squash has drowned, cuccumbers are in real bad shape, will have to replant and hope for a late fall !!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 06, 2009, 07:51:41 AM
Has not rained here for 2 days.   ;D  Sun been out for 3 days,the last 2 days nice and bright.Did rain on the morning of the 4th and the late evening,but dry for now.I think it rained here almost everyday day the for a month. Now we are in our shower season.Will rain hard once a day for 15-30 minutes than stop every couple days,not all day like it has.The pond was higher than it was in the spring.Temps have been lower than normal.Break a few records for low temps. I woke up the other morning and saw the sun out.I woke the wife up to tell her.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on July 06, 2009, 02:16:57 PM
Saturday night and Sunday am we knocked down 20 acres of hay, sunny with good wind everything is drying great should be able to bale early evening !!!!!

Have been staking tomatoes, replanting cucs and squash and lot of tilling to aerate the soil.....maybe summer is thinking about happening....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2009, 06:31:33 PM
Well, looks like you folks in the south and east coast of the US are going to be mostly spared from BILL. It looks like it will be tracking toward the southeast coast of Nova Scotia though. They say we are also getting a cold front from the NE at the same time that might add 3" of rainfall. Severe thunderstorm warming in effect this evening up this way from the front. The Hurricane isn't expected to impact this far north in NB with any significant winds. I'm sure we'll get some rain off it. The dewpoint is almost as high as the temperature, but it hasn't rained here all day. It's a dark day though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sprucebunny on August 21, 2009, 07:09:54 PM
A band of severe thunderstorms cruised thru here this evening with Heavy rain, tornado warnings and almost continuous thunder and lightening for 20 minutes  :o

It is the first time I've ever been scared enough to shut off the main breaker.

What really pushed me over the edge, were the tiny little bolts of electricity I could see near me and hear near me, too  :o :o It was quite something !!!!

During the month of July this area had 10.90 inches of rain. The normal for the month is 3.99" The old record was smashed !!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on August 21, 2009, 09:24:03 PM

 Find anything under da bed ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 22, 2009, 03:40:50 AM
Well, we only got a fast moving shower and no lightning show in my location. I had the yard light on just now and it looks like the trees are all dried off in the yard with a light breeze. Suppose to see some sun today, so maybe the front has passed. This month we have only had a couple showers so far.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 22, 2009, 07:39:38 AM
Been dry here the last few weeks.Even some of the wet places are starting to dry up.Summer is here.Temps are in the high 80's and low 90's.Temps was in the 50's at night,temps are in the high 60's now.The sun has been out steady for weeks.We got that bad storm too.We was coming home in it.The lighting was some intense,never saw it like that.Most times it's over in a second.This time the lighting seemed to stay there for 3 seconds.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 22, 2009, 12:57:32 PM
Typically ferociously hot and humid.  Highs about 93 - 98 with very high humidity.  Lows in the low 70's.  August has seen decent rain versus prior years.  Thank goodness  :).

Maybe Bill will be easy on y'all.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on August 22, 2009, 02:00:03 PM
So is the drought broken in GA. ?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 22, 2009, 02:42:18 PM
We haven't had many 90's here, but 82-89 is hot enough with high dew points in the 70's. We finally got dried out and warmed up before winter sets in.  It's been holding around 85 F in the house now for two weeks, and that ain't dry heat. ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 23, 2009, 04:43:40 PM
Well that's that. Been mostly overcast, but with a few periods of sun today. Looks like it's clearing out right now. Long range says no rain all week. We never got a cupful of water here.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on August 24, 2009, 05:20:34 AM
for the last several weeks it's been snowing at night...
nothing ever accuminlated till Saturaday night... 2.5"+

Thursday night it was 11*... Saturday night it hit -9*...

right now it's 46 and storming... Wind and wet....

do believe my long  (about a month or so) awaited winter has arrived...
sure do hope it holds...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 24, 2009, 07:14:18 PM
Frost expected in some areas here Thursday night. I usually don't get any frost at my place for a least another month.

I was out in the woods today and if ever I could show a good demonstration why not all native spruce are suited for every softwood site. You have to know the local micro climate. As far as softwood site, I mean a site typically with spruce-fir and white pine. Red spruce and black spruce flush later than white spruce. They planted white on this site and the late frosts burnt the new growth. The red and black spruce were not touched because they flush later in June. We had frosts quite late this year, but not unusual. It was within 3 or 4 degrees of frost here when the roof tops and weeds where white with frost out there this June.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 02, 2009, 02:54:39 PM
Had some patchy frost last saturday and sunday night. Was in the 40's friday-sunday. But now its back into the 70's, hopefully it holds out for a few more weeks. Seems like the snow just melted and its getting close again.....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 02, 2009, 04:28:23 PM
It's been sun here for far more days that I can remember, those two hurricanes didn't dump enough to wet a whistle this far inland. Long range into Tuesday is sun and small breeze. It's in the 70's here to, touching 80 actually. No frost at the house but Monday and Tuesday was frost in the back country away from the settlements and out at the three mill sites along the SW Miramichi. Where there is fog along the St John there was no frost, nor the ridges. Fire danger is climbing though toward extreme. I've been marking out, and I have still noticed a few hummingbirds in the deep woods. They dart for my orange hard hat. I don't know what they feed on unless it's sap sucker holes and asters. There are not many other flowers and in the dark canopy the ground is just ferns and shrubs, no flowers this late. Not much for flies, 'cept maybe a couple skeeters in the shade and blow flies. Lots of dragon flies around.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2009, 09:36:35 AM
It had not rained here in the eastern U.P, in 21 days. Glorious weather. Today it ended. I need to go out to the well to get water, but I may just set the pails outside for a few minutes instead. Wow!

It is supposed to end today and be dry the rest of the week.

This is a view from Lou's duck blind yesterday. Um...  He wants the rain. :D
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC01469.JPG)


I snapped this photo a few moments ago, I notice out the window now that its all one big puddle out there.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC01475.JPG)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 21, 2009, 09:51:03 AM
Yep we finally got rain on this end of the UP, but not as much as you guys on the east end (by the looks of the radar map). Its been too hot for September in the western UP, we need 55-60 degrees for the high temps and some rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on September 21, 2009, 02:30:21 PM
It rained here today for the 1st time in about a month. Things were pretty dusty.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on September 21, 2009, 03:22:10 PM
We've had 11 straight days of rain with another 7 predicted.  Waterlogged.... :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 21, 2009, 05:45:08 PM
Was 75 degrees and sun here today, suppose to be same tomorrow, possibility of a shower late, then back to sun I guess.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on September 21, 2009, 05:52:50 PM
so my asks....

Yesterday it was 80* and sunny. DW and I were hot and sweaty working in the garden.

Now, 1:45 pm the next day, it's snowing and 36*, even down here in the foothills at 6,200 ft.

I checked the weather service forecast just now. Says there's a 70% chance of rain today with an expected low tonight of 35*. They may be off a little.

S'posed to rain/snow through Thursday in most of mountainous Colorado.

At our house we usually don't get this weather until around the end of October.

Whatcha got?

and I say...

this is day three here of it and it's warmed up to 8.1 degrees... been into subzero every night since Thursday...

forcast said light snow... forbid should it change to heavy if this is light... but that's okay.. with this white out ya can't see anything...

I love it...


Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints"
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 22, 2009, 07:24:34 AM
North Georgia and Atlanta are getting inundated with rain.  Major flooding.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on September 22, 2009, 11:03:43 AM
North Georgia and Atlanta are getting inundated with rain.  Major flooding.

They didn't get it all. North Louisiana is about to float away. Rained hard enuff last nite to wake me up
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 22, 2009, 05:48:47 PM
 6 inches Friday, 1" Saturday/Sunday, and 6 inches again last night.  My logging on the thinning has halted  :).

Hopefully Lanier Lurker is weathering this OK. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on September 23, 2009, 12:49:43 AM
WDH, how is y'allses Governor feeling about retaining all of y'allses' water up there these days?  We decided we don't want none of it after all, so we're blocking it off at the State Line. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crtreedude on September 23, 2009, 05:39:10 AM
I guess when you all have rain, we don't. Seems to be the pattern. It has been pretty dry down here for about three weeks. Not that uncommon in September for us. I remember 2006 was like this too. It has been very nice since I have been re-digging the garden.

But you all can stop stealing the water anytime now...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 23, 2009, 06:50:39 AM
WDH, how is y'allses Governor feeling about retaining all of y'allses' water up there these days?  We decided we don't want none of it after all, so we're blocking it off at the State Line. ;D

They want it when they don't have it and don't want it when they have it  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on September 23, 2009, 10:56:31 AM
We made out ok.  The worst of it was west and southwest of the lake.

Enough rain fell in the Allatoona basin and the Chattahoochee basin below Buford Dam to easily fill Lake Lanier had it hit the Lanier basin directly.  As it is, the lake is up over 3 ft over the last 3 days.  Hard to complain about that.  I would rather have not had to deal with that huge volume of water around my house anyway.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 23, 2009, 05:50:24 PM
Out in the woods all we got was a 5 min shower around 3:30 pm, at the house dry as powder. The spud harvesters are going and there is a cloud of dust coming off the air vac.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 24, 2009, 07:29:23 AM
I got out of work yesterday at 6:30 pm and it felt like a July night,not a late Sept night.Kinda felt muggy out.But all that will change petty quick.We slept with the windows open the last 2 nights.Temps were down in the low 30's last week in the mornings,get up into the high 70's through the day. No rain in sight for us,besides a few showers,maybe.Have a brush pile to burn,but I know I could not get a permit.Leaves are just starting to turn in the high land.The low areas,bogs and around ponds, are at their peek and will be going by soon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2009, 03:16:34 AM
Raining here this morning, heavy shower I think, and it's a cold one. Burrrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on September 25, 2009, 06:38:30 AM
8.3 degrees...

cold wet snow...

7th day straight...

winter I like the bestest...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crtreedude on September 25, 2009, 12:59:48 PM
No doubt, our dry spell is over!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on September 25, 2009, 01:59:59 PM
14 staight days of afternoon and evening rains make for slippery going..... :D  Yes, there is a chain between us, and I'm not pushing..... :D

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN0362.JPG)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 25, 2009, 05:57:36 PM
I could use the thing in front on my place  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2009, 06:13:59 PM
It drizzled until about noon today and then the sun came out. Clear as a bell right now, suppose to be heavy frost tonight. I have a wood fire on.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: southpaw on September 25, 2009, 11:05:24 PM
started raining hear this evening, haven't heard for how long yet thought it was to be here last nite. may ruin some things town has fall fest sat and I found water line leak tonight have backhoe for sat. am. :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on September 25, 2009, 11:35:29 PM
14 straight days of afternoon and evening rains make for slippery going.....

You would think the power company would know better than to try to trench in an underground service after all this rain, but no, they tried it and made a mess of my road and creek crossing. Needless to say, they got a big ear full this afternoon with notice that if my creek culverts washed out because of their mess, they would be rebuilding. Sometimes I wonder about what goes through peoples head when they make unwise choices.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fishpharmer on September 25, 2009, 11:39:30 PM
Terry, are you serious, they trenched today?  I hope you documented all the mess.  Hate to hear your plight.

I know some one with a tractor and blade ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on September 25, 2009, 11:44:06 PM
No, not today, I went out yesterday and found it. I got plenty of pictures. I also mentioned to the engineer that I would appreciate it if they put my erosion barriers back up, considering they ran them over going in. I'll see if that happened in the morning. As for the tractor and blade, I got one sitting out on the place, but they are going to fix it. I've already worked it once. And the icing on the cake....they didn't get any of the wire in and covered the trenches back up. :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on September 26, 2009, 03:08:31 AM
It is currently snowing and 34 F here.  They are still calling for highs in the 40's during the day, so I doubt this stuff will stick around but still...  winter is upon us.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 26, 2009, 09:16:44 AM
Got down to 28 last night.The first frost of the season.Probaly if it was that cold here,everyone else in the area got one too.We are on a slight hill and can make a difference when it's only in the 30's.I was out after dark draining the water lines down to the garden and the flowers beds.Just not enough time in the day.Well that's what I tell the wife to convince her I'm busy doing things for me.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2009, 02:35:26 PM
Definitely frost here, 25 F this morning. It's now 60 F.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 26, 2009, 06:48:54 PM
No, not today, I went out yesterday and found it. I got plenty of pictures. I also mentioned to the engineer that I would appreciate it if they put my erosion barriers back up, considering they ran them over going in. I'll see if that happened in the morning. As for the tractor and blade, I got one sitting out on the place, but they are going to fix it. I've already worked it once. And the icing on the cake....they didn't get any of the wire in and covered the trenches back up. :(

What?  They trenched and did not lay the wire?  Or was it too wet? 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on September 26, 2009, 07:12:25 PM
Yes, they trenched, decided they needed to bore the creek and covered the trench back up with no wire in it. These knuckle headed contractors they are using are pitiful. They didn't get the barriers back up either. Hope the rain is on their side is all I can say...cause I know how much it cost me to get those culverts in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: southpaw on September 26, 2009, 09:16:58 PM
This morning rain cleared out low 52 high 73 just beautiful, fall fest was great, car show, parade, kid rides, live music, fun for all. :) :) :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dnalley on September 27, 2009, 12:20:43 AM
On last Sunday night we in west Ga had what was I guess the hardest rain I've ever seen in my 65 years, after raining off and on for a few days previous.  Mama and I have two grandchildren whom we have adopted and when my eighteen year old  granddaughter hadn't gotten home at eleven o'clock, my grandson said he was going looking for her.  I was in bed when I got a call from him saying that his sister was in the water hanging onto a tree.  Turns out she had driven into flood waters over a dirt road shortcut about three miles from our house a little before 11:00.  I jumped in my truck and tore out to go there but I found I couldn't get close to her on my side of the raging creek, so I tried to back up the hill out of there, only to wind up in a high banked ditch.  Rain was so hard and with my camper top visibility was nothing, but I got my truck in 4wheel low and managed to get out of the ditch while completely rearrainging the passenger side of my truck.  Finally got turned around and headed to the other side of the creek, about a 7 or 8 mile trip around to the other side.  Got to Hwy 166 and ran smack into about 12 to 15 inches of water in my lane, hydroplaned into a full ditch of water, and when i stepped out fell into about 4 feet of water.

Wasn't but a few minutes till my youngest daughter and her husband rolled up looking for me.  Rode with them around to the other side where I had to walk down to the creek because Carroll County Fire and Rescue and sheriff's Department were everywhere down the road.

To shorten the story we all stood out there in the pouring (and I do mean buckets of rain) from about eleven o'clock to 6:35 the next morning, when the rain let up long enough for the water to go down enough to get to her out.  She was clinging on to some alder bushes all that time, but she toughed it out.  I was afraid hypothermia would get to her and tried to see if I could find a way in the woods below us to get to her, after which I was told if I didn't do exactly as the deputy said, I would be spending the rest of the time in the back seat of his patrol car.  God was surely with us all through all the rain and CLOSE lightning.

All in all it was a long terrible night, but nothing but good news after all.  Some were not as fortunate, as one family about two miles over the hill were washed from their mobile home.  Mother and father with 2 young children;  they lost the 2 year old son to another, bigger swolen creek.  A tragedy!!  Lots of roads and bridges washed out in Carroll , Douglas, Cobb and Paulding counties.

Now my biggest worry is a 2003 Windstar and a 2002 F250, both totaled by the insurance co.  Riding around in my oldest daughter's truck till I can see farther.

Never have I felt so helpless as watching my granddaughter, with no way for anyone to get to her.  The water was unbelievable, so high and swift, with trees and underbrush for miles below her, praying for God to take care of her.  Now all is well.  She's home safe and sound.

I wasn't going to write this but I finally got up enough nerve to.  Just thankful for my forum friends and someone who might not mind listening to an old man ramble on.  Sorry such a long post.  Dwight
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on September 27, 2009, 04:14:17 AM
Gee whillikers, Dwight!  I heard about all of that going on in N. Ga, but didn't know exactly where.  Thank God your Granddaughter came out ok!  They'll make you another car and truck.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on September 27, 2009, 04:18:55 AM
around 2200 it was about 12 degrees and a very light snow...

now the skies are clear and 62 degrees...

aside from the Chinook...
what's up with that....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fishpharmer on September 27, 2009, 04:23:47 AM
dnalley, thank God all is well for you and your grandchildren. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 27, 2009, 06:44:47 AM
dnalley,that is not rambling on by a long shot.That is some scary.I read about all of that in the paper,but you really made it seem like it was happening.Glad it all came out well for her.That water can be a dangerous thing to be out in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 27, 2009, 06:57:37 AM
Wow, Dwight. That sounds like quite a fracas. Glad the grand daughter held on, literally and figuratively. Do folks in the area live close to bottom lands? Seems like a lot of water moving real fast. I've had basement and well flooded before in summer with 7" of rain in 2 days and I'm on a ridge. The loop around the drive way trapped a lot of water that got in the well. That August I sump pumped the basement and again in January with 5 more inches rain. That was a winter with no snow, ice covered everything on the ground after each rain froze up.  ::)

Then 12 feet snow fall the next winter. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on September 27, 2009, 07:19:00 AM
dnalley....

whew.....
glad everything worked out okay...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on September 27, 2009, 07:46:48 AM
After two men died of hypothermia on their roof in the Jan. 1996 flood our county bought a hovercraft.


Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on September 27, 2009, 08:47:10 AM
Thanks for sharing that Dwight. I can't tell you how glad I am that it turned out the way it did.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 27, 2009, 07:25:37 PM
Dwight,

I knew it was bad up there as I have relatives that live in Carroll and Douglas County.  Y'all were lucky to come through that experience.  Hang in there, and I do not mean that as a pun.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on September 27, 2009, 07:35:38 PM
Looks like we are finally going to get some "Blue Bird" days.  I'll be able to get some seed in the ground..... :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on September 28, 2009, 11:01:48 AM
Dwight, I just read your story.  Thank God your granddaughter (and you!) are alright. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Don K on September 28, 2009, 12:31:31 PM
Dwight, I am glad that everything turned out ok. Jesus was was surely at your grandaughter's side that night.

Don
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on September 28, 2009, 10:56:26 PM
This kinda tells the tale - and we ain't nowhere near where the heaviest rain has fallen.

http://lanier.uslakes.info/Level.asp
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dnalley on September 28, 2009, 11:26:12 PM
Sorta late guys, but thanks for your concern and kind words.    Dwight
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 29, 2009, 03:00:32 AM
We're not getting steady hard rain, but showers and short periods of rain all week forecast. It was wet all day yesterday, but seen sun in the afternoon and seemed to clear at the house around 5 pm. It's part of a low rotating around the Lakes, dropping off a band of rain every other day. Not their wind though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 29, 2009, 09:49:26 AM
40-45* and rain the last two days. Yesterday we had winds in the 60 mph range, made for a wonderful day in the woods. The big lake was angry yesterday with waves topping 20 foot. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Lanier_Lurker on September 29, 2009, 11:05:43 AM
We got down to 49F last night.

Quite different from the balmy tropical weather we had last week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 29, 2009, 05:46:43 PM
Been quite mild at night the last two nights, around 60 F, and been showering from just before daylight until 3:00 pm or so when it clears. Actually more like rain today. It's clear again now, it reminds me of the west coast rain belt.  :D :D The warm spot today in Canada was in the Maritimes at 75 F on Cape Breton. It was 68 here when I got home at 4:30 pm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 15, 2009, 04:31:29 AM
It's around freezing outside and I thought I would add a few sticks fire_smiley to last night's fire. Wrong idea. The door is wide open and it's still hot in here.   smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 28, 2009, 09:19:08 AM
if yur bored and would like something to do....

http://www.dickgilbert.com/coloradocams.htm

http://search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=geo&fr=404_geo&p=colorado+weather+cams&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.geocities.com%2fYosemite%2f3913%2fImgcam.htm
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on October 28, 2009, 09:49:05 AM
You can keep it, please.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 28, 2009, 09:53:49 AM
You can keep it, please.

Stonebroke

believe I will...
I like winter...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 28, 2009, 11:32:06 PM
Storm dumps snow on Rockies, plains, more forecast

DENVER - A storm bringing the first heavy snows of autumn to a large swath of the Rockies and western plains crippled parts of Colorado and Wyoming Wednesday, forcing road closures and sending students home early as the region battled up to 2 feet of snow but braced for twice that

http://my.earthlink.net/track?id=1018011&add=1&url=/article/top?guid=20091028/4ae7cfd0_3421_1334520091028-1781353621
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 29, 2009, 03:31:12 AM
I've heard about it on the radio, were expecting a foot of new snow. I guess that was off by a bit. :D

Today I saw a flock of snow buntings in the woods, so it ain't too far away from here neither. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 29, 2009, 03:41:58 AM
that 2 foot forcast was a teaser...

can we say 3 feet...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 29, 2009, 03:43:49 AM
We're going to get heavy rain Saturday, if that cheers ya up any. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 29, 2009, 03:45:04 AM


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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 29, 2009, 03:46:11 AM
We're going to get heavy rain Saturday, if that cheers ya up any. ;)

not in the least....

I like what I have...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 29, 2009, 04:01:20 AM
I'll send the white coats out today. ;)

I like winter to, but I can wait just a little longer. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on October 29, 2009, 04:04:30 AM
I'll send the white coats out today. ;)



awwwww man....
those guys again...

i'll get some coffee put on...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 29, 2009, 06:42:15 AM
I like winter to, but I can wait just a little longer. :D

Yep its been in the 40's the last couple days and I've been able to get a lot of work done. The snow needs to hold off just a little bit longer.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 16, 2009, 10:34:32 AM
Welp, it's "officially" hard core winter here in Fairbanks.  -21 F out at the airport this morning.  -19 F here at the house.

Can't complain too much.  We've had a nice easy decline into winter this year.  Still...  bleh.  Time to start burning more firewood.  Thanks God we're able to keep this house as warm as we want.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 16, 2009, 10:43:11 AM
Argh.  Just saw on the news this morning that they are calling for temps colder than -30 F during the nights this week.  Yup.  The heart of winter is definitely here.  *sigh*  Ah well, at least we were prepared for it way ahead of time this year. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on November 16, 2009, 10:46:12 AM
the latest storm broke last night...
-2* and intense sunshine all over this new snow....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 16, 2009, 05:44:19 PM
Was in the 50's last week, and above 60 over the weekend with rain Sunday. Today was in the 40's and cooling off with a NW wind. Still nice weather ahead all week though, maybe 5 degrees cooler than last week. November has been warmer than late October so far. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 20, 2009, 10:58:49 AM
Bleh.  Cold front moving in from Siberia or the Arctic.  We might have record breaking cold temps tonight.  -28F this morning.  We might see temps down to -45F tonight (current record is -36F).

Looks like we'll be stoking the fire real good before bedtime.  We need a 'frozen' smiley or a smiley huddled by a wood stove or campfire.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 20, 2009, 12:22:28 PM
Not cold in Mississippi, but tomorrow is opening day of deer season, and the forecast is rain and unhappy grandsons..... :'(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on November 20, 2009, 12:28:19 PM
Bleh.  Cold front moving in from Siberia or the Arctic.  We might have record breaking cold temps tonight.  -28F this morning.  We might see temps down to -45F tonight (current record is -36F).

Al Gore's gobal warming strikes again.

Bruce
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 20, 2009, 12:39:11 PM
MM,

I am surprised that the season in MS opens so late.  The gun season has been open in Georgia for a month. 

Weather here is 70 degrees and about perfect.  Rain on the weekend, though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on November 20, 2009, 01:43:37 PM
I'll do one worse, ours doesn't open until the 1st weekend in December. Last two years have been miserable hunting because of freezing rain and then blizzards.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Radar67 on November 20, 2009, 03:36:40 PM
I am surprised that the season in MS opens so late.

Gun season here always opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 20, 2009, 04:10:17 PM
Warm and hunting don't mix. Deer used to hang behind the hunting camps a few days, so they would get mighty ripe in warm weather.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Outfitter_Deer.jpg)

Serpentine Lake, sometime in the 60's at grandfather's outfitting camp before he retired.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Papa1stuff on November 22, 2009, 05:38:04 AM
I picture men hanging and deer standing around and braging ;D :( :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 22, 2009, 12:28:11 PM
Deer don't eat humans.  ;)  When I look at that picture, I see my family being fed through the next winter.  :)

Agreed about hunting in too warm weather.  Very important for it to be cool to cold.  A couple of buddies of mine like to hunt moose in the winter, at temps of -20 and colder.  That is a bit too cold for me but they say it makes the cleaning, preservation, and clean up much easier. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2009, 04:14:46 PM
Hunting season here isn't frigid cold. My grandfather and family would be away for a month in November, no fire and no insulation in the old house, water never froze. Also, the thing about killing a deer, or big critter your going to eat at least, you gut it right away. I don't know what it's like to skin a deer if it's frozen, but again it was not frigid cold here during the time he hunted. It's now 3 weeks into November here and not cold enough to freeze a deer hanging in a shed. I think it's warmer than the end of October was.  8) My grandfather may have shot most of them deer, but no one went home empty handed. Most just came to eat. Grandmother was a good cook. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 22, 2009, 06:08:02 PM
At those temps, you gut and clean it right away.  The heat of the animal keeps you warm but it cools quickly.  Once you have it quartered, the meat might start to freeze just a little on the edges.  Once the gut pile is frozen or on the way to frozen, it is easy to move it and clean up.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 09, 2009, 01:36:17 PM
What a wet fall.the pond is bank full.Looks like spring time.Snowing here now.Got 3 inches a few days ago.Was just about all gone.Snowing here now.Might get a foot.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on December 09, 2009, 01:51:50 PM
I think we got about 14" of snow last night, with 50 mph winds......it is still snowing and the wind is still blowing hard, the temps have dropped down to about 11 F. All of Iowa has shut down. So much for the postal service creed...not wind nor snow, etc....no one is out and about, not even the mail man. They have closed the interstates and pulled the plows off the roads, it is just too dangerous for them to be out. Right now the highway patrol and national guard are out rescuing stranded drivers and putting them into hotels. No towing is allowed, so those folks will be stranded for awhile for sure....at least they are warm and safe now.

Of course Norm & I made it to work.  8) We drove the tractor over, plowing our way through the drifts. Tonite the trip home will be harder since the snow is freezing into drifts. I mentioned to him we are either tough as nails or just plain crazy to be out in this weather. I feel sorry for all the livestock out in this blizzard.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on December 09, 2009, 05:34:48 PM
I saw that blizzard on tonight's weather.  Be careful and stay safe!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 09, 2009, 05:56:18 PM
Wow Patty, that is rough!  That wind is like a knife (or I can imagine it to be since I am not there  :)).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 09, 2009, 06:28:38 PM
The north patio door blew open while we were at work today. The temp was 30F when we got home from work with a couple of inches of snow inside. It took me an hour to dig out the lane from work to home but sure glad I did. I have everything that produces heat going and we are still freezing. At least none of the pipes are frozen.

I nailed the door shut....it won't blow open again.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Burlkraft on December 09, 2009, 06:47:47 PM
Don't 'cha know that it's too cold to leave the doors open Norm?

That was last week  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 09, 2009, 07:32:20 PM
 :D

Went to Lowes on Monday and picked up a new door handle for the inside door from my garage/shed into the house. The old one sticks from the handle on the outside, especially toward spring time as frost moves. I'd rather it stick from the inside handle, could be cold sitting in the shed right now.

My uncle has no faith in me, thinking I got the wrong one. I told him this new one was adjustable. OH!  ::)      ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 09, 2009, 08:52:33 PM
Gonna be close to freezing here in the morning.  That old Lombardini ain't gonna wanta crank...... :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 10, 2009, 04:52:49 AM
Well, I just went out to shovel the steps this morning and I see less than an inch on the steps and no wind.   :D Still light stuff coming down. Far cry from 6-8 inches.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 10, 2009, 07:57:25 AM
Well I finally got the house warmed up to 62s. I walked into the living room for a cup of coffee this morning and caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. Sure enough it was a junco that flew into the Christmas tree. Right now he's trying to do his best imitation of an ornament.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on December 10, 2009, 08:30:30 AM
That's a lucky bird!   8)

Did the snow stop?  Has the wind died down? 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 10, 2009, 11:03:07 AM
LOL Norm, that's great.  Why in the world was your house colder than 62?  We keep ours in the 70's during the winter here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 10, 2009, 12:17:02 PM

 Warbird .. it was because of the heat exchanger in a previous post ...  :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 10, 2009, 08:07:08 PM
You northern inhabitants have had it rough this week.  Hopefuly this is not a harbinger of worse to come.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 10, 2009, 08:12:03 PM
 :D :D If winter is going to be like this last storm, it's going to be a pleasure.  :D :D

Whining when pushing slush and blat'n when it's -5 F and pushing dry snow. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 11, 2009, 04:28:49 AM
Warbird,go back a page to reply#758,for Norm's story.Lucky nothing froze on you Norm.
Storm all gone.Maybe 4 inches,hard to tell,.The wind blew it all over the place.Stepson called from a little more than a hour away,said it was pouring out.Doubt it will rain here at 25.Did get a little freezing rain,but not much.Most everyone one at work got rain at the end of the storm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 11, 2009, 07:34:47 AM
No worries here I just like to whine about the weather.   ;D

The little guy after I caught him and just before sending him back out into the cold yesterday morning. Not enough meat on him for a decent breakfast.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/212/IMG_0419.JPG)

Last night after we got home from work I was looking out the back patio door and here comes a junco to land on the drift outside the door. I told Patty he'd changed his mind and wanted back in.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 11, 2009, 07:45:01 AM
More whining.... along the coast we got 6" or so and then the rain, and now frozen.  I plowed snow gravel and the lawn which I will have to patch in the spring.  The plow truck which plows the main road caught some gravel in the dirt road and now there is a nice speed bump which will more than likely be there till it gets graded in the late spring.   This is the first cold spell to speak of I wonder if it will last enough to freeze the ground? 

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 14, 2009, 05:17:01 PM
This may become the wettest year on record down here in the once sunny South in my part of the world.   Rain, rain, and more rain.  It needs to spread itself out more and not come down in deluges.  4" in the last 36 hours :-\.  Good old El Nino.

The Customsawyer called me this afternoon on the cell phone, so I had to run out to the one spot that I can get cell coverage in the yard (no cell coverage inside the house).  Alas, I got soaked  :).  It was worth it since the coming-on-to-being-venerable Customsawyer (he is 40 now) is always a pleasure to talk to  ;D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 14, 2009, 05:29:37 PM
We've had snow and more snow for a week and a half now. Yesterday there was a brief window to scrape the driveway for the first time (spent 5-6 hours breaking my second drive open), but this morning it was snowing again with another 4-6" of accumulation. Calling for snow everyday for the near future with 1-6" everyday....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 14, 2009, 05:39:10 PM
I feel your pain smiley_sun  Sea fog rolling in here right now. Going to be a damp night. I walked the dog this afternoon and got bit by 2 skeeters ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 14, 2009, 09:10:11 PM
This may become the wettest year on record down here in the once sunny South in my part of the world.   Rain, rain, and more rain.  It needs to spread itself out more and not come down in deluges.  4" in the last 36 hours :-\.  Good old El Nino.



I thought you folks down south were just in the middle of a big dought not to long ago, You can't please you Southerners.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 14, 2009, 09:15:20 PM
This may become the wettest year on record down here in the once sunny South in my part of the world.   Rain, rain, and more rain.  It needs to spread itself out more and not come down in deluges.  4" in the last 36 hours :-\.  Good old El Nino



I thought you folks down South were in the middle of a big drought not to long ago, Can't please you southerners

Stonebroke( hope you can read this this time)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 14, 2009, 09:32:04 PM
I thought you folks down South were in the middle of a big drought not to long ago, Can't please you southerners
Stonebroke

'Bout like some folks complaining about the cold, snow, ice, and salt on roads...... :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 14, 2009, 10:06:09 PM
Bout like some folks complaining about the cold, snow, ice, and salt on roads...... :D :D :D

I don't complain, I merely make others aware of our wonderful weather. In fact I much prefer winter over summer. 

But I do hear many people complain about a few inches of snow, and I just laugh.. haha
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 14, 2009, 10:27:49 PM
'Bout like a bumper sticker that I once saw:

Get In - Sit Down - Shut Up - Hold On

We've all got our weather....either put up with it, or leave..... :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on December 14, 2009, 10:32:54 PM
In the northeast we have a saying If you don't like the weather wait five minutes.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 15, 2009, 05:53:23 AM
There must be a low circling overhead and picking up moisture over water and leaving a dusting over night. Last couple mornings I see a light dusting on the ground and sun all day.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on December 15, 2009, 09:55:26 AM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/852/Haliburton_snow.jpg)

This is from Dec. 11 down in John Haylow's neck of the woods. I hear that there are places down there that got 120cm (4 feet) of snow in less than 24 hours.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 15, 2009, 10:54:05 AM
And where is John Haylow's neck of the woods?

Doesn't look like Florida, so must be further north.   ;D ;D ::)

Is it a Whats-it? under there?  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 15, 2009, 11:05:55 AM
We are getting another dusting today, this time it's into daylight hours. Hasn't been an inch yet since before sunrise.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 15, 2009, 11:10:19 AM
After the soaking that we've had the last two days, I'm wondering how the heck I'm going to "slide"   :o  in to my Dang mill.  I really need to finish that job Friday...... :'(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Johnson on December 15, 2009, 11:46:25 AM
Sorry...According to John's profile he's in the Bracebridge-Huntsville area.  Under that snow is a van.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: mcfcfan on December 15, 2009, 04:47:19 PM
We are 16 days into our summer and we had a hail storm last night. >:( >:(
rain predicted this afternoon, then 3 or 4 days of +23 deg C (about 72f).
Mind you bet it rains Christmas day as always.
Did you know New Zealand is the first place in the world to see the sun rise?

Happy holidays
Lee
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 15, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
Unless it is raining  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 16, 2009, 07:52:22 AM
I had about 3-4 inches of wet snow when I left for work,about 50 minutes away.I kinda knew what to expect about half way there.It was changing over to all rain. What a mess.Saw a couple vehicles off the road and where a few almost needed help.One small stretch of road will freeze over,while the rest is just fine.That's where one of the vehicles was up against a pole.By the time I was about 15 minutes from work,could not find any new snow.
We are in for some cold weather,according to the guy on the radio   ::)  ,15.Wonder what he will say when it's -10?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 16, 2009, 08:19:20 AM
It is the wind that gets ya.  If I am out working on a cold calm day I am fine, but it it is blowing like it is today it just drains me out.  But I had 25.6 volts in the battery pack this morning. 

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2009, 03:47:18 PM
Well, with all this cold weather the ground still ain't froze. Of course it's only been freezing during daytime for a week or two now.  ;D But, I took and pounded a pole in the lawn soil and it was soft like summer.

Oh, I stuck this weather station up. National Geographic puts them out, got mine at Walmart.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_weather-station.jpg)

Reads just about anything, except snowfall. It does read rainfall amounts though. But, unless we get a January thaw, can't use the rain gauge much 'til spring.  ;D :D

Oh, some of you know you have to report the weather to some of the family members on an almost daily basis. One of them rituals. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 19, 2009, 04:30:52 PM
We got 3 - 4" of snow yesterday while it was hover around -15 F.  Pretty unusual to get any significant snow when it is that cold.  Then it cleared off and got really cold.  -36 F this morning. 

I was supposed to plow at the church before service tomorrow.  Don't like plowing at these temps.  It is too hard on the equipment.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 19, 2009, 04:42:58 PM
We got 3 - 4" of snow yesterday while it was hover around -15 F.  Pretty unusual to get any significant snow when it is that cold.  Then it cleared off and got really cold.  -36 F this morning. 

I was supposed to plow at the church before service tomorrow.  Don't like plowing at these temps.  It is too hard on the equipment.

I'm glad we don't get many days of cold temps like that. But we do make UP for it in snowfall amounts.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2009, 04:48:47 PM
From what I can tell, if we get any snow at all it's gonna be a flurry, off that DC storm. Dew point is near zero and humidity 69 %, wind calm, pressure steady all afternoon at 29.04.

OK :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on December 19, 2009, 05:02:42 PM
D.C. can have the storm, we've got about 2 feet of snow and it's still coming down. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2009, 05:14:44 PM
Santa's gonna have good sled'n down that way. ;D About 4 inches here, might have to push a little. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 20, 2009, 06:20:54 AM
Have been web surfing a bit and came across this program called Weather Display. If anyone is looking for another hobby then maybe take a look.

http://www.weather-display.com/files.php

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Weather_Display.jpg)

Further down the page is an extra program to set up a weather page, called Weather Display Live, for those with a web page account.

The Main Weather Display Program can be used on trial for 30 days and the Live web program is non expiry but has a logo stamped in the web display until registered.

I've not messed with it much, just a quick glance. My weather station comes with basic PC software for all my needs.

They have a help forum on their website as well.

Cheers.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 20, 2009, 12:24:01 PM
That's pretty cool, SD.  Warmed up here last night.  It is 'only' -10 F this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 28, 2009, 08:13:34 AM
We missed all of the bad storms in the last week. Started out as snow,not much,than the temps rose and it rained hard here.Have not seen the pond in day light.But last night the road was barely flooded over.Temps was in the mid 40's. Have not been out yet to see the frozen mess.Suppose to get 2-4 inches of snow,than temps in the single digits at night but in the 20's high noon than a big storm coming in for the weekend.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2009, 02:17:20 PM
We got 4/10" rain last night, it's 36 F now. My weather station says a small storm is coming in. This morning it was clear blue sky, now it's filtered sun with high clouds moving in from SW.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on December 28, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
Same here this morning, beautiful, spring like, calm, first sun in weeks, I think.  Clouded up by noon and rain just now, changing to 3"-5" of snow by tomorrow. 

Our solar power system is not working well with the short days and cloudy weather.  I hung laundry on the line just before Christmas and brought it in the house to dry last night, should have waited, just gave up on it. 

Tim 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 03, 2010, 09:03:41 AM
Started snowing here Jan 1 at around noon,stopped Jan 3 in the early morning sometime.Did not get much snow until last night.I don't think we got 6 inches total in 2 days.But last night made up for it.We got probably 8 inches last night. Looked out and it's snowing again. Looks to be a wet snow,34.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on January 03, 2010, 09:15:33 AM
Started snowing here Jan 1 at around noon,stopped Jan 3 in the early morning sometime.Did not get much snow until last night.I don't think we got 6 inches total in 2 days.But last night made up for it.We got probably 8 inches last night. Looked out and it's snowing again. Looks to be a wet snow,34.

If that happened down here things would be a mess ...There is only two of us that work for MDOT road maint....in this county that even has 4WD trucks...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on January 03, 2010, 09:53:26 AM
NE Kansas had the most snow in history at most reporting stations in December, around 19-20 inches. That may not sound like a lot to some of you, but usually snow doesn't really get started until January in these parts. We wound up with about 7 inches over normal for the year on moisture. We had the coolest August to October period on record. Cold and wet pretty well sums it up around here, and the next two weeks are going to be way below normal temp with snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 03, 2010, 10:13:48 AM
Started snowing here Jan 1 at around noon,stopped Jan 3 in the early morning sometime.Did not get much snow until last night.I don't think we got 6 inches total in 2 days.But last night made up for it.We got probably 8 inches last night. Looked out and it's snowing again. Looks to be a wet snow,34.

If that happened down here things would be a mess ...There is only two of us that work for MDOT road maint....in this county that even has 4WD trucks...Tim
Why would you need four wheel drive if you only got eight inches? You need four wheel drive for the big snow storms( two to three feet)

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 03, 2010, 11:38:00 AM
-31 F this morning out at the airport.  -24 F here at the house.  I'll trade you guys?  You take the frigid temps, I'll take the snow?  C'mon.  It's a good deal.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 03, 2010, 11:42:33 AM
Supposed to be in the mid-teens here tonight and tomorrow night.  We seem to be afflicted with the "curse-of-the-north"  :).  What have we done wrong?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: motohed on January 03, 2010, 11:56:18 AM
We got 4/10" rain last night, it's 36 F now. My weather station says a small storm is coming in. This morning it was clear blue sky, now it's filtered sun with high clouds moving in from SW.

SD that sounds like the weather foracast we get down here ! LOL meaning  we just arn't shure what your really going to get . :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 03, 2010, 03:22:24 PM
Supposed to be in the mid-teens here tonight and tomorrow night.  We seem to be afflicted with the "curse-of-the-north"  :).  What have we done wrong?
Hope it is real cold where Gore is.  ;D

Not so bad here, only negative 12 F last night. No wind, and sun out today, temp up to plus 10 F.  Nice day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 03, 2010, 04:12:38 PM
Well the storm of the new year turned to 4" of slush, driveway is now bare after cleaning this morning. Been 36 F since last night after midnight sometime. Suppose to be mild for the next 3 days. Well, maybe these mild spells will give a good base to test drive my arctic sled when I've completed it.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 03, 2010, 06:05:20 PM
We received 12-18 inches and a slight warming at the end, enough to make it very greasy.  I was stuck once last night and hauled the truck back on the road with the excavator, just couldn't see the road out in the middle of a field next to the lake with the wind blowing.  I put chains on this morning and was stuck again, just needed a little tow this time.   I am going to add a set to the front. 

Do you folks out in the middle of the country get just dry snow?  Nearly every snow we get here on the coast mixes at some point, rarely do we get a nice dry snow.  Dry snow is so nice.

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 03, 2010, 08:05:45 PM
We are 1/4 mile from the big lake and we often get wetter snow until the lake freezes over.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 04, 2010, 04:30:12 AM
Moonhill,you need to go north for dry snow.  ;D  This snow was wet for me too.Most snow in my area are dry.Been a bad year for wet snow. I work in the Auburn,50 minutes from here.Quite often I leave work and it has snowed,but turned over to rain in Auburn.About half way home,Turner, it will start to change back to snow,than all snow the closer I get to home.Even 15 minutes make a big difference here.Makes for some interesting driving  to and from work.Been there more than 20 years.My step son lives in Hallowell.Said it was pouring there around 4 PM.Was a mix here at that time.He lived about 35 minutes away.Snowed and rain all day here.Did not amount to nothing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 04, 2010, 11:04:51 AM
Nice warming trend up here right now.  They are calling for highs in the 20's by mid-week.  That will be 50 to 60 degrees warmer than yesterday.  I can dig it.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 04, 2010, 02:40:52 PM
Nice warming trend up here right now.  They are calling for highs in the 20's by mid-week.  That will be 50 to 60 degrees warmer than yesterday.  I can dig it.  :)

Your loss is our gain, or rather loss!  ::)

It's been right at -30 F for the last three nights and no end in sight. They say it will get slightly warmer and then another artic blast. Oh goodie!  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 04, 2010, 03:43:05 PM
Got up to 44 here today once the sun shone through. Like spring, even the starlings are coming out of hiding.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on January 04, 2010, 03:48:05 PM
High of 48 on Clearwater beach so far today.People [yankees] swimming believe it or not, although not many.....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 04, 2010, 04:27:11 PM
And, our weatherman is calling for a "Hard Freeze" tonight.  Supposed to be down to 230..... ;D

Warbird....that's a warmup for you..... :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 04, 2010, 05:01:49 PM
MM,

Too DanG cold for me. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 04, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
My pump froze last night and I didn't get water till about 10am.  Was going to go out and fix it this morning and changed my mind when I opened the door.  I figure that lucky old sun has nothing to do, but roam around heaven all day.  So, I'll wait for him to get high enough take care of my problems.

Hmmm, That sounds like it might make a good song.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 04, 2010, 05:53:38 PM
 :D :D  How the heck did your pump freeze. The ground don't even freeze down there. What you using a garden hose? ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on January 04, 2010, 06:09:38 PM
Folks, this is getting weird. I had a first for me today. Pallbearer at a funeral during a heavy snowshower. In Louisiana, that's deep south if anybody wonders. Going down in the teens tonite, forecast to get down in the single digits before the end of the week. The hydraulics on my mill flat refuses to function. I remembered  that the dozer needed antifreeze, got some poured in, really was surprised to see the thing grunt, belch black smoke and finally start to stir the antifreeze. I'm going through fire wood like a forest fire, not worried about running out yet.
BrrrRRRR
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 04, 2010, 09:09:27 PM
SD
 down in FLA. everything is above ground out in the open air. No wonder they have problems with things freezing.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 04, 2010, 09:34:38 PM
The prognosticators are prognosticating maybe 10F here tomorrow night.  This only happens every 20 to 30 years, so we don't normally design for it.  It can be catastrophic when it does happen, especially if it is the first such event you've seen in a place.  Things you never dreamed of can break!  My well tank is above ground and standing right out in the open, and I have numerous unprotected pipes all over this place.  I'll leave some faucets dripping, but it will be easier to fix the damage than to try and protect everything.  I will put a temp shelter over the pump and tank and put a light bulb under it though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 04, 2010, 09:58:46 PM
Seems like you folks need to build your houses for this new Global Warming phenomenon.  8)

Its ~15*F here and I was just outside in a flannel, jeans, and moccasins.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: dnalley on January 04, 2010, 10:36:00 PM
Dang, you better make sure it's one of those politically correct flourescent bulbs :)  That should help a lot! ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 04, 2010, 10:44:44 PM
Dang, you better make sure it's one of those politically correct flourescent bulbs :)  That should help a lot! ;D

Because they put off soooo much heat.  :D :D Anddd they take 10+ minutes to warm up in the cold. haha
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 04, 2010, 10:57:14 PM
Dang, you better make sure it's one of those politically correct flourescent bulbs :)  That should help a lot! ;D

At least that way, you will be energy efficient even though you have no water  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CLL on January 04, 2010, 11:38:52 PM
Looking for wind chills in the morning of -20-30 below. Temps down to 11 below this week-end.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 05, 2010, 01:51:13 AM
Nice warming trend up here right now.  They are calling for highs in the 20's by mid-week.  That will be 50 to 60 degrees warmer than yesterday.  I can dig it.  :)

Your loss is our gain, or rather loss!  ::)

It's been right at -30 F for the last three nights and no end in sight. They say it will get slightly warmer and then another artic blast. Oh goodie!  :(

Yeah.  I saw on the news this evening that the stream was moving the Arctic temps down to you guys.  I wouldn't want to gain warm temps here at that cost, as lots of folks in the south simply are not equipped to handle it. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2010, 02:32:05 AM
Up here is warm New Brunswick, we have a stationary low sucking the heat out of the south.  All that hot air has to go somewhere or it might even be a bigger catastrophe down there. :D 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 05, 2010, 07:40:55 AM
yup, the temp is stuck around 32F, cloudy too :(. 

I think I will go pack down the woods road, wet sticky snow will make a nice base.

Tim 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 05, 2010, 08:23:32 AM
yesterday Montreal was warmer than Atlanta

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 05, 2010, 09:00:49 AM
Yep, and this morning Orlando is colder than Moonhill's place.  Right here, it has made it up to 21 already.  Other than the chance of some busted pipes, we aren't in any trouble here in N. Florida, as we expect a few "hard" freezes each winter anyway.  In the Central and South parts of the State, agriculture is in full swing though, and the farmers are fighting like mad to save the tomato and strawberry crops.

For my own part, I'm just suffering slight discomfort.  I don't own any Carharts or even long underwear, but I'm still functioning.  Some of those folks down south don't even have a jacket.  The biggest danger when it gets cold down here is from people using improper heating appliances.  There have been several tragic house fires and a couple of carbon monoxide deaths already this week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 05, 2010, 09:03:43 AM

 Dan, being from da north and having never been to da south , do you have any central heating in the house ... or do you try to warm up by the Dodge wheel ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on January 05, 2010, 09:06:17 AM
Well another -16 F night here. A gradual warming trend till wed night and 3-5 inches of new snow, blowing and drifting on 15-25 mph winds followed by another very cold night and a warming trend towards next week when we may see highs up around 20 F. They say this artic air mass is going to finally start moving east.

Don't want to wish it on anyone, but will be really glad to see it gone from here.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 05, 2010, 09:26:05 AM

 Dan, being from da north and having never been to da south , do you have any central heating in the house ... or do you try to warm up by the Dodge wheel ???


 :D :D

The central heat in this place crapped out several years ago and it just ain't worth the trouble to replace it for no more cold weather than we have.  When it does get cold, we just close off the unused rooms and run a couple of electric space heaters.  The kitchen stove will take the chill off of the living area pretty quick in the morning, then the space heaters can keep up with it ok.  It's a little like camping at times, but we get along ok. ;) :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chris Burchfield on January 05, 2010, 11:14:17 AM
I plugged the heater up for my dog(s) house yesterday. Was down to 14F this morning when I woke up. Going into the single digits by Friday with chance of snow Thursday. Dang, I pulled some temps for light bulbs.

25W - 110F
40W - 252F
60W - 260F

Don't remember the temp of a 100W bulb. This is what they use in Easybake Ovens for kids.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bro. Noble on January 05, 2010, 11:24:38 AM
We had two new calves last night with the temperature at 6 above.  Got them in hutches with plenty of straw and fed them some warm colostrum.  When I left to go to the house,  they appeared to be in a lot better shape than I was :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on January 05, 2010, 12:26:30 PM
11* at 6AM, 24* now with wind chill at 17*in NE MS. That is cold for this area. Forecast for Sat Morning @ 5* with wind chill of -10 to -15. I think the  WM will not be started this week.
Nic and warm in the house but my natural gas bill will probably be higher this month.

Willie
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on January 05, 2010, 12:45:48 PM
Rain, snow, hail or sleet, if woodmizer don't run, we don't eat. Of course there is a roof over it, but open to the south. Electric starts at any temp.  Mud is now concrete, I am loving it. We are moving the harvester to a tract of cedar tomorrow.  Should be about 15 when we get started cutting.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WH_Conley on January 05, 2010, 01:25:51 PM
If my WM don't start I don't eat either. With the mud I have on the logs on the lot (cable skidding before freezing) if it don't start I will still have some blades with that on them. ::)

Guess I needed to go on a diet anyhow. Where is the starving smiley?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 05, 2010, 02:04:56 PM
Don't know about starving, but maybe this'll keep Dang warm...... laugh_at fire_smiley
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CLL on January 06, 2010, 11:30:54 PM
You boys down south can thank Jeff and the other boys up north for this. They send it to us, 8" snow, not above freezing for two weeks. So out of kindness we sent it on to you. Just glad we don't have what they do.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2010, 05:03:20 AM
Can't complain when the low is 27 degrees at night.  ;D Easy on the wood pile to, I never had a fire in the furnace for a whole day in between fire ups.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 07, 2010, 08:27:48 AM
24o yesterday AM, 38o this AM, and supposed to be in the teens tomorrow.  Gonna wear the mercury out in my thermometer.

Well to be honest, there's no mercury in my thermometer......it has batteries..... :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 07, 2010, 11:26:31 AM
No kidding, SD.  These warm temps we've had so far this winter have really made it nice and easy on the wood pile.  If this keeps up, I will have a great head start on next years wood supply!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Brucer on January 08, 2010, 01:14:30 AM
Normally the prevailing winds that circle the globe tend to keep the northern weather in the north where it belongs, and the temperate weather in the mid-latitudes where it belongs.

Once in a while you get a bulge in the bands of wind, which causes folks down south to whine about us Canadians sending them snow. Sometimes the bulge goes north and the snowpack on our world famous ski hill turns to slush in January.

Once in a while the winds zig-zag right around the globe and that's what's happening now. This time it's apparently pretty extreme. Record lows on some parts of the norther hemisphere, record winter highs in others. Here in southeastern BC we seem to be right on the edge of one of those shifting bands: we've had 3 periods of extremely low temperatures, followed by periods of above-freezing. Get a nice snowpack, and it turns to slush. Then the slush suddenly freezes and you get light snow on top of the ice. Wonderful avalanche conditions :( :(.


Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on January 08, 2010, 08:07:50 AM
Brucer, I know about your weird BC weather. New Years Eve 1974 I was working on some equipment on the catwalk of an oil rig just south of Fort Nelson which is way up north on the east side of the mountains and it was 50 degrees.Loved those Chinnook winds.  Down right balmy at 3 AM in the morning with a nice sw breeze.  We left about 7AM and headed south.  Didn't get about 50 miles and it was 20 below. 

Here in So In we are having the kind of winter I remember as a kid 50 years ago.  The weather station this morning said we might get close to breaking the record for number of days with temp not hitting the freezing mark.  We are talking from the low side, not the high side.  BRRRR.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 08, 2010, 08:32:27 AM
15 F is the expected low over the next 2 or 3 days and then warmer again into the 20's by mid week. That ain't even cold, just wool sweater weather to me.  Probably wool long johns underneath though. Got'm might as well wear'm. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CLL on January 08, 2010, 11:55:54 AM
Temp is 0 this morning with a high of 5, in the morning -5 with a wind chill of -20/30.  Sure cuts into my deer hunting, as I'm not into frozen deer.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 08, 2010, 03:18:25 PM
That's got to be about as cold as it ever gets in Missouri?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 08, 2010, 03:20:15 PM
You guys are tough as nails, dealing with those kind of temps that far south.  With the high humidity you have there, those kind of temps hurt bad.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on January 08, 2010, 03:41:01 PM
You guys are tough as nails, dealing with those kind of temps that far south.  With the high humidity you have there, those kind of temps hurt bad.

Warbird,

I think the coldest I have ever been was back in January 1976.  I was topside on a submarine at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, we were handling special weapons, and the high was 16 degrees.  The wind blowing at about 15 MPH off the Cooper River did not help any ether.  The only thing that keep the fire hoses for freezing, was that they were salt water charged and running all the time.  I had a one hour rule; you worked topside for 1 hour and then you came below desks.  But, every time you went in or out of the weapons area, you had to open your cold weather gear so the guard could check you for weapons or other unauthorized stuff. Man was it cold when you opened up for those checks!!!!!!!!!

I have been in colder weather, -16 to -10, in the mountains of Virginia and WV, but I have never been as cold as I was down on the river for this load out.

Bruce
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2010, 07:54:52 AM
I've burned more wood in the last 3 weeks than I did for the entire Winter last year.  That fireplace insert has been working full time..... fire_smiley
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 12, 2010, 09:33:59 AM
Bruce, yup.  That sounds pretty cold!

You will all probably be happy to hear that it is frigid up here again.  I am guessing this means it will be warming up down south pretty quick.  -45 F on the airport thermometer this morning.  -32 F here at the house.  Brrrrrrrr.

Emptied most of the ash out of the wood stove last night.  The fire was nearly out this morning and the stove was pretty cold.  It always amazes me how the ash holds so much heat and keeps the fire going longer.  It was 79 F in the house when I went to bed.  66 F when I woke up!  Not bad for a 111 F temperature differential but still...  I don't like it that cool inside when it is that cold outside.

Oh!!  Also, check this out!  The humidity yesterday was 95%!!!  AND we had wind!  I haven't felt that cold in over 20 years.  Just walking outside HURT.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2010, 12:17:13 PM
Almost 20 F here today with a stiff N wind blowing. Not bad for mid January, down right great.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2010, 12:20:14 PM
Warbird,  It least you are not slapping skeeters..... :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: jim king on January 12, 2010, 12:56:04 PM
You guys would get bored with the weather here.

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/84377.html
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on January 12, 2010, 07:27:31 PM
I've burned more wood in the last 3 weeks than I did for the entire Winter last year.  That fireplace insert has been working full time..... fire_smiley

I had a 2 year supply stashed in the barn. I'm already into next years wood pile and the propane tank is down below 20%. Had a frozen water line this morn. No water to the clothes washer, hope the sock drawer holds out till it warms up.. :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 12, 2010, 07:30:33 PM
When are they predicting warmer temps for you guys?  Judging by the fact that all the Arctic air has moved back into the Arctic, I would hope you guys warm up soon!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on January 12, 2010, 07:39:28 PM
For Kansas, it started in the western part today, and moves into eastern tomorrow. Mostly 40's for the next 10 days. I am so ready.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CLL on January 12, 2010, 08:45:51 PM
Been below freezing last 14 days, suppozed to be 34 tomorrow, in the 40's next week or so.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2010, 09:18:11 PM
We'll be back in the low 20's tonight and then into the 50's tomorrow.  We should then stay above freezing for at least a week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on January 12, 2010, 11:10:31 PM
Pineywoods;

A propane tank at 20% or less will stop working when it gets cold. You might need a light bulb under it for heat until the refill comes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: des170stihl on January 13, 2010, 12:22:58 AM
This has been the coldest Jan. in North Carolina in 27yrs. Alot of people did not plan for this when they ordered their firewood last fall. Some are starting to burn green wood. Which some are finding out does,nt burn very well.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Brucer on January 13, 2010, 12:49:29 AM
It's raining here! Steady since Sunday, and forecast through the rest of the week. This is snow country. It doesn't rain here in January. It doesn't even get above freezing during the day. Ever. Until now, that is.

Sounds like Warbird might be sending down some of that cooler air, though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 13, 2010, 02:31:13 AM
They are predicting -47 F here tonight.  And the humidity is still high.  So nope!  We are pretty much keeping our Alaskan Arctic air up here now.  Whatever else you are getting is coming from somewhere else.  I would blame the Canadians, if I were you.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2010, 05:20:28 AM
Well I hope the slopes in Whistler have dry snow. The last time they hosted out there they had to move the games to the Rockies in Alberta.  ;D

They built a ski slope and Lodge in Prince Rupert, they haven't had snow that stuck around long enough to ski on for years. That's way up north of Vancouver about 500 miles.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 13, 2010, 08:55:48 AM
This morning's paper stated that Jackson has experienced 106 water main breaks.  Shows what abnormal weather will do.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 13, 2010, 12:32:10 PM
Do earthquakes fall under the "weather" heading?

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on January 13, 2010, 01:02:31 PM
Do earthquakes fall under the "weather" heading?

Tim

Yeah I guess they do, by default.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 13, 2010, 02:16:11 PM
I don't consider them weather.  'Course I don't live by default.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 13, 2010, 03:00:20 PM
 :D :D :D :D

Tom lives by depond.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 13, 2010, 04:57:49 PM
That is de-spicable saying he is living by de-pond  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2010, 06:04:38 PM
I went for a walk up the road a couple miles today. There was a 20 mile an hour wind north of the house, I'm on a ridge. I bet that was 10 degrees colder on the ridge than anywhere else on the walk. I got a headache in my sinuses. :D I was well wrapped though, I had a pull over hood, wool hat, wool scarf, wool underwear, wool shirt and Carhartt coat with hood. I could've just wrapped that scarf around my face and forehead and that would've ended the head ache. Go for the Lawrence of Arabia look. :D

Oh, and from the ridge I could see Mount Katahdin in Maine today, crystal clear blue sky. Starry night tonight.

Well, gotta get to the shop and check the next batch of steamed wood. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Brucer on January 14, 2010, 01:16:42 AM
Whatever else you are getting is coming from somewhere else.  I would blame the Canadians, if I were you.  ;) ;D

Naw, it's never our fault we just pass on what's comin' our way ;).

Just talked to a friend in Spokane ... it sounds like Washington is sending it up here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Big Timber on January 14, 2010, 08:50:26 AM
GONNA BE WARMER HERE 2 MARROW, need a heat wave 2 dry up this soaked ground, no logs on the mill yard and 90% of the timber we have bought is waist deep in back water!

SURELY IT WILL GET BETTER BY MARCH!  I HOPE :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 14, 2010, 09:11:03 AM
Was -6 at 6am this morning.Up to 8 now at 9am.Suppose to get up to 30 today and the high 30's tomorrow.Temps have been down in the single numbers in the morning,but in the high teens by noon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Papa1stuff on January 14, 2010, 11:49:21 AM
Well it is finall going to warm up a little in sunny Florida ,maybe  to 70 today Whoopi   smiley_clapping smiley_clapping
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on January 14, 2010, 12:11:28 PM
I can't wait been having to wear fur lined flip flops for a week :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on January 15, 2010, 09:38:55 AM
It's 44F her this morning with heavy fog in NE OK. Thawing isn't so much fun for me. We have about three inches thawed with frost below that. I'm trying to nurse some cows and a bunch of weaned spring calves through winter and there hasn't been a lick of fun in it so far! I wish it would either thaw and dry out or freeze back up.     Warbird did you survive the low temps?  We got down to -2 in the cold spell and almost froze! Stan
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 15, 2010, 10:48:37 AM
We are still in the middle of frigid temps up here.  -28 here at the house this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2010, 01:09:03 PM
36 F here and we had drizzle around noon. Looks like it's good for the rest of the day. No snow for 2 weeks now and none expected for the next week. Still that crusty snow from the 4" of slush we got in last storm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on January 15, 2010, 06:10:37 PM

 T-shirt weather
 ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on January 15, 2010, 08:07:03 PM
It's been warmer here than in southern Florida fer cryin out loud. It was 13C on Monday...at midnight :o. Mind you it still isn't beach weather, the rain is starting to wear on the nerves.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Well it's sure been great weather here. It's like spring on the south end of the barn in the sunshine. All the snow melted away down to the grass. Albeit brown grass. ;D  8) Had to open a couple windows to let some cool air in, 3 sticks of rock maple are too hot in here when it's mild out. I ain't touching that furnace 'til at least noon tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Papa1stuff on January 15, 2010, 10:14:24 PM
Back up to 76 here in sunny central Florida ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 15, 2010, 10:31:26 PM
I got'r HOT tonight.  Chimney fire.  It hasn't burned in two years, so I was glad it finally did.  When it caught up, I adjusted the draft and quickly wet the roof.  The flames were about 6" above the chimney, which is about right.  It took about 10 minutes, and only alerted one neighbor.

I can rest easy now for another year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2010, 10:37:03 PM
Chasing them honey bees off last fall was enough, I don't need no chimney fire. :D

Couldn't figure out where the darn bees were at all summer, they were coming down the flu and getting trapped in the stairway window to the basement.  No one around here even farms the darn things. So they must have been gone wild. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on January 16, 2010, 11:12:37 AM
-1 C here this morning- darn right tropical I say.  I hate it when temperatures get like this here in Northern Alberta.  The roads are a mess, they have to keep dumping the sand (gravel) and salt to them with the freeze - thaw action.  I much prefer the -25 so everything is nice and dry and you can see out your windows.

Planning that trip to Cuba right now for the first week of March.  I cannot wait,,,,
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crd1957 on January 16, 2010, 01:13:59 PM
45 f light rain this morning here on lake texoma in southern oklahoma
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on January 16, 2010, 04:07:35 PM
Revised...plus 6 Celsius here this afternoon....tropical shorts and t shirt weather now
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 25, 2010, 08:43:31 AM
Temps have not been bad here.Was down in the single numbers in the mornings,but by high noon in the upper teens or 20's.A light rain now,33,Suppose to get 2 inches of rain.Going to rain hard sometime today.Will have to drive down the woods road tomorrow to rough it up some.Will probably be some slick.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2010, 11:17:06 AM
Everything here is covered in ice, still a little below freezing. Mostly just icey fog so far with a few periods of pellet showers. Suppose to turn to rain later.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on January 25, 2010, 04:13:17 PM
It got up to 50 degrees with rain all day. Took a foot of snow away in about four hours. Lotsa road ditches washed out but the creek is still in its banks.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2010, 04:22:21 PM
Been nothing but a mist since 1:00 O'clock when it got up to 36F. It doesn't rain in winter like it used to. Used to see sheets of water wash over the snow in January in a thaw. Never see it now. The last good January rain was 5 years ago.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2010, 06:17:33 PM
41 degrees now, 20 mph SE wind and light rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 25, 2010, 06:45:32 PM
Rained all yesterday, but now its back to snow. Calling for 6-10" tonight, then lake effect snow the rest of the week, with temps in the teen's and single digits.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2010, 07:06:02 PM
Going to remain mild most of the week here, a little bit of snow Thursday they think, not much. Big storm brewing in the south is going to miss here. Been very mild January in these parts as far as traditional winter is concerned.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 25, 2010, 10:15:55 PM
Yesterday was warm, humid, and weird.  72 degrees with unstable air and a front moving in.  40 mph wind, and tornado warnings all over.  Felt like spring.  Tornado weather is scary.  You can go outside and look at the moving clouds, feel the hot muggy air, and feel the premonition of a tornado. 

I hate tornados  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2010, 06:42:42 AM
We had over 2" of rain last night and it sure doesn't look like sledding weather, lots of bare ground.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 26, 2010, 07:29:18 AM
And the wind blew, really hard, blowing the boards off my new house addition, second floor.  They weren't screwed down and only a plastic layer and stickers screwed on to hold the plastic in place(they were only place temporarily).  The snow which was the fastener didn't last and 95% of the boards are now on the ground.   :(  I took a chance and lost.

On the bright side the wind mills kept a good charge in the battery pack ;D

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 26, 2010, 12:56:37 PM
All fixed now ;D

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 26, 2010, 01:45:21 PM
I took advantage of the sunshine today and changed the oil/filter in the Lombardini.  Getting ready for a SYP job tomorrow.... 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: rick f on January 26, 2010, 03:13:28 PM
Here in Downeast , Maine we lost our snow. We had about a foot in the woods were I was cutting firewood. 2-21/2 " along the edges of the blueberry ground and it was very mealy. Winds were 57 mph here last night with 1.5" of rain. Pretty much all bare ground now with alot of water standing in the woods. It'll be a day or two before I go in again. I just hope it freezes up pretty quick.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: moonhill on January 26, 2010, 05:01:25 PM
I hope we get more snow to covering those BB buds.  I was surprised at how much snow we lost.

Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2010, 05:38:07 PM
The kind of strong warm winds your talking about will cut the snow faster than a rain. Like a blow torch. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2010, 12:56:05 PM
We still have about 6-8 inches of snow kinda in central Maine.No bare spots in the fields,even 45 minutes away where I work,Auburn,Lewiston area,which I was surprised to see.But the snow sure did settle back away from the trees.My dog can go anywheres he wants to now.He's no longer stranded to my tractor tracks in the woods.He can stay on top of the snow now.
Kinda cold here now,15 and the wind is just a howling out there.I went down to get the mail and decided to stay inside today.We got about an inch of snow yesterday and the wind is really blowing it around.OWB is getting a workout too.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 29, 2010, 01:26:00 PM
We had 2 or 3" snow over night, windy. Sun's almost out now. It cooled off during the storm to 15 F. With the wind taking up the snow off the ground it looks like it's still snowing in the distance, but it's not doing anything. If you saw my sled video you would see that we don't have very much snow. What was left was a film of crust. Great for going anywhere with a sled. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 29, 2010, 03:43:15 PM
Brew a hot cup, pop some corn, let it rain, and watch Bigfoot re-runs...... Pop_corn...... :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Qweaver on January 29, 2010, 04:30:39 PM
We've had the sawmill working the past two days and the 18 deg temps actually felt pretty darn good today.  No mud and I actually had a little sweat going at one time today.  But I'll be glad to see 70 again.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 08, 2010, 08:57:55 AM
Not much snow in Jan.If that rain would of been snow,would of been like the DC,MD area.Had no really cold weather here yet.But Feb is not over yet.It might dip down in the single numbers and stay there for a week.Had  really no temps above freezing either since all that rain we got.Temps are in the single numbers at times through the night,but at high noon close to 20.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chris Burchfield on February 08, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
The weatherman missed it in Memphis this morning.  Last night it was may get a little dusting.  I woke up at a quarter to four and realized a glow at the window.  Looked out and there was two inches on the ground with big heavy wet flakes falling.  By ten a.m. we had about five inches.  Some kind of upper air warmth disappeared during the night allowing it to snow.  That's their story and their sticking to it.  By one p.m. mixed sleet and rain has helped in melting  most of it off the roads.  Pose to freeze tonight with another front moving in.  We'll see.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 08, 2010, 03:42:05 PM
.........and up here it's melting again with a stiff NW wind. Now, how the heck?  ::)  Well, it ain't melting that fast was only 33 F. ;)

Saw Tippy again, but on the road trying to cross until I tooted.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: GF on February 08, 2010, 04:28:38 PM
I forgot what the sun even looks like, the ground is saturated and we got some more snow today and possibly some coming this Thursday.  I am ready for it to dry up some.

GF
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on February 08, 2010, 05:40:02 PM
My bro just called from north of Little Rock. Said they have about 6" unexpected snow, and 4-5 more on the way.
We are waiting to see if we get the 6-12 tonight and tomorrow. Maybe IA will take it all before it gets here  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on February 08, 2010, 05:59:04 PM
Wow.  Guess I better call the parents-in-law tonight and see how they are faring.  They live outside of Ozark.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 09, 2010, 01:25:51 PM
Almost too hot on the haul back when sledding.  :D ;D It ain't hard pulling, but all up hill. That sun is warm in 36F air. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 17, 2010, 08:03:06 AM
We missed another storm,or the area I live in did. Temps have been a little above freezing,but the wind likes to keep the temp down.Only had one day that was in the high 30's with no wind. May not get a week of cold weather,temps in the single numbers.March is right here and the 7 day forecast looks good.We can still get a ton of snow,but the cold weather should be done. I can remember a couple winters back in the late 80's like this.Would snow and than rain.Sure does seem odd,compared to last winter when we had all that snow.But seemed like it did not snow after March here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 28, 2010, 08:32:31 AM
Been snowing and raining here since Tuesday.Get 2-3 inches of snow each day than some rain to melt it away.Got alot of rain Thursday.Rivers,ponds and streams are bank full again.Do have snow from all the storms still on the ground this morning.Still have chance of a few inches each day up to Wed.Something might happen than,if we don't miss it.First of March and it's like mid April. That can change real fast.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on February 28, 2010, 08:41:59 AM
52 inches since tues. We did not miss it big time

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Qweaver on February 28, 2010, 11:24:02 AM
52 inches since tues. We did not miss it big time

Stonebroke

I measured 18" on the ground this morning and I was feeling sorry for myself until I read this.  I don't know I'd deal with 52".  :o  Cousin hauled me in 10 bags of pellets this A.M.  so I'll just hibernate till spring.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on February 28, 2010, 11:33:56 AM
Hunter Mountain a little south in the Catskills got 84 inches

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ironwood on February 28, 2010, 07:35:57 PM
Over 50" here in 30 days. We have about 20" or so on the ground, NO where else to put it., rain coming, glad to have shovelled most of my shop related roofs. House is standing seam metal.

 Ironwood
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on February 28, 2010, 07:59:23 PM
You guys and girls up there really got pounded.  Again.  I do not envy your situation.  Stay safe and keep up your spirits.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on February 28, 2010, 08:01:25 PM
Ironwood

I would much rather have 50 inches over 30 days then 3 days. But we are probably more used to it than you are and better prepared.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on February 28, 2010, 10:35:45 PM
 Its been real mild here for the past few days , got 30 or inches middle of last week , most of it in about gone , now .. this evening I have a bat flying around , Never seen a bat come out this early. I dont know how it will survive , aint any bugs out yet that I have seen.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ironwood on February 28, 2010, 11:02:46 PM
I used to play up in the Adirondacks, and had an Army buddy in Crogan. I know how serious thing can get up there, not just snow, but temps too. I usually drove up there 3-4 times a winter for about 9 years, usually "hammering" to get into the high peaks to backcountry recreate. Coldest I slept out was -20, exhale and vapor turned to ice and fell back in your face.  :o. I am GOOD at winter driving from all those trips, nothing would stop us, even closing I-81, I-87 or thru Old Forge. I have sliced and diced that trip every way possible. Your living in SERIOUS country. Got stuck on Rt. 3 one time from a downed tree, old timer in Cadillac pops his trunk and grabs his Stihl to chop it up.  ;) survival comes quick up there, most folks around here would fall to natural selection up your way :D

 Ironwood
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Brucer on March 01, 2010, 01:42:12 AM
And on the other side of the continent ...

You guy's in the east are seeing the kind of snowfalls we will typically get. We only got a couple of inches of snow in February, instead of the metre or so (40") that we average. The snowpack looks like it does in mid-April.

This evening when Barb and I were walking home from my daughter's we saw a fresh bear paw print in the snow just where our 1/4 mile driveway meets the street. We don't usually see bear signs until mid-April. End of the March is the earliest I've seen them, ever.

My friend Allan, who rents me his FEL each summer, spend a couple thousand bucks putting a cab on the loader last fall. He's only been out plowing snow 3 times this winter and only had to haul 5 semi's up the hill (usually it's a dozen a week). Now he's joking (I hope) about raising the rent this summer to pay for the cab.

I hope the DanG continent don't tip over from the imbalance :D :D.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on March 01, 2010, 04:32:48 AM
Ironwood

I am in the Catskills, That is part of the problem. we get hammered by the coastal storms more than the Adirondacks. This lastest just stalled and spun just east of us. It was right on the edge to. A couple of degrees and all we would have had is rain. In the Hudson Valley it rained and ten miles away there was thirty inches of snow. Wet heavy snow, It is like trying to plow setting concrete. You have got all the southern storms this year that we missed but we caught up on this one.We had about seven weeks with hardly any snow.I only have about four or five more days plowing before I get everything cleaned up.

Stonebroke

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2010, 06:09:56 AM
Where I am we get a little storm and by days end it's all water in the ground. Haven't had any snow to even accumulate an inch in weeks. A little wet snow last night, real mild and rain coming, but just the warm air will melt that little skiff off. Suppose to be mild and sunny from Wednesday to the end of the week. We won't have hardly any snow by Sunday in the fields and there isn't much in the woods, but it last longer in the shade. I'm surprised the robins have not been here days ago. Tapping is about a month early.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ironwood on March 01, 2010, 07:07:30 AM
Stone, now I see where you are. Gotcha. Travelled thru there many times to avoid lake effect on I-90 and I-81, then we would hit the Northway to Warrendale/Elizabethtown area. Sliced and diced ;)


 Ironwood
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on March 01, 2010, 07:09:46 AM
Isawlogs, about the bat you saw flying.  There is a major problem with a fungus attacking bats in the east from Canada down through Virginia.  It gets them while they hibernate.  Sucks energy out of the bats.  They wake up early and are hungry so head out looking for food.  They are dying by the millions in the last few years.  Fungus is not contagious to humans.  It started in or near Howe Caverns in New York about 4 or 5 years ago.  It could exterminate several species or eliminate several of them from the Virginia's northward.  Fungus doesn't like heat so southern states should be ok.

Sorry about digressing from the weather.
Back to snow, rain, mud, ice, sleet and other enjoyable aspects of the dark months.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2010, 07:15:04 AM
Our bats here go to the Fundy coast in caves they have discovered. I don't think bats are long distance migraters like birds. My uncle gets 20 or so bats that come and roost in the eves of the house during summer. He's next to the river. I rarely see one here at the house, no water. I have not seen any take residence in my bat house yet on the woodlot during summer, next to beaver ponds. I do see droppings around the base, but no bats roosting during the day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on March 01, 2010, 12:45:56 PM
Bats do migrate a good ways, but not as far as birds.  The disease is called WNS for white nosed syndrome.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 01, 2010, 06:49:11 PM
Sorry about digressing from the weather.

Richard,

Trying to divert our attention I see  ;D.  If it ain't food, its bats  :D.  I don't think that most would consider bats food  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2010, 06:53:55 PM
Never had bat wings?  :o

I saw one show of Globe Trekker, they where on some Island in the Pacific serving stuffed bat.
 :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 01, 2010, 07:09:36 PM
Notice that I said, "most".  There are always exceptions to any rule.  It even gets hot in Canada once and a while  :D :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bd354 on March 01, 2010, 07:27:11 PM

  Buffalo Bat Wings!!  Tastes like chicken.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 01, 2010, 07:59:02 PM
Cedarman,

See what you started?     ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on March 01, 2010, 09:36:53 PM
I'm blaming it on Isawlogs.  He saw the bat. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on March 02, 2010, 01:36:17 AM
I'm blaming it on Isawlogs.  He saw the bat. :D :D

But....

I thought he sawed LOGS!

 ???

Herb
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on March 02, 2010, 02:54:37 PM
I guess that I should be ashamed.  The weather that I complain about as being bad, would actually be good where some of you guys are.  We did get a soaking  rain yesterday and today it is 40o and wind blowing.  It will dry up enough for me to haul logs tomorrow, and be pretty for the rest of the week.

After your snow melts, then I guess that you will be soggy and muddy until the ground finally drys and hardens.  And then there are those of you that depend on ice and frozen ground to get logs out so that you can saw this Summer.

Thanks for the information that is shared on FF.  It helps some of us to "walk in another man's shoes" for a bit and try to understand the challenges that we all face.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2010, 07:30:17 PM
  It even gets hot in Canada once and a while  :D :D.

Yeah, we get a good one in once in awhile.  ;D ;)

It was 42 F here today and it's still winter. :D

It's surprising though, how fast the ground dries up when there is no melting snow feeding the mud. :D We often start to farm here in late April, but not the last 3 years. This year I say yes they will. Not much frost and the water is disappearing fast like through sand.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 20, 2010, 07:30:01 AM
Seems like the end of April here not March.Went for a drive yesterday on a differant road,only 15 minutes from here,the fields are still white with snow. Mine have been bare for a week now.But 15 minutes in the other directions the fields have been bare for 2 weeks.Temps are high,we broke a record the other day.Wind has been blowing almost daily,does hurry up the drying out process some.No big run off this year,we had the big run off back in Jan.Not the mud like what we usually have,no snow to melt.Suppose to get below freezing next week.We could still get a good size snow storm.But no matter what,it won't last long now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 20, 2010, 07:55:55 AM
There is snow around the house where it is shaded, not much though 90% of my house lot is snow free. There is only 3 or 4 inches of snow in the road to my woodlot. Once the snow goes, that road dries up in a  week. The back country has 2 feet in the woods and east of here the fields are still white. No frost in the ground and no water. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on March 20, 2010, 08:41:28 AM
We still have total cover,no bare spots.Funny since it has got above freezing every day in march. Ground is still froze hard under the snow. At this rate we will have bare spots by april.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: okmulch on March 20, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
First day of spring and we have 6 inches of snow and getting more over night. Yesterday it was 70 degrees. Talk about a shock!!!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 20, 2010, 07:49:58 PM
Robins, red winged black birds, grackles, geese all came home this week and more. ;D Not a snow flake in site for 8 more months. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on March 20, 2010, 08:55:08 PM
First day of spring and we have 6 inches of snow and getting more over night. Yesterday it was 70 degrees. Talk about a shock!!!!!

Talked to my Sister in Ponca City, Ok today.  Yup, she said that it had been snowing all day...... :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on March 20, 2010, 09:17:59 PM
I bought some seed potatoes yesterday. Rule of thumb around here is plant them around St Pats day. Got 4 inches of snow overnight. Think I will skip the idea of shoveling snow to plant potatoes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 20, 2010, 09:35:36 PM
First day of spring and we have 6 inches of snow and getting more over night. Yesterday it was 70 degrees. Talk about a shock!!!!!

Aaron, that is freaky.  It was low 70's here today, but no snow is coming, just rain.

It is getting time to plant some tomatoes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 23, 2010, 07:01:41 PM
A little snow this morning for awhile <1" and been rain and ice pellets off and on, some wind as well. Same for tomorrow I guess. Going to get cold Friday night, down to 0F  :o Ain't been that cold in 2 months. Then warm right back up next week.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 06, 2010, 06:16:25 AM
We went to Washington,DC last week to see the stepson. Cherry blossoms were early this year so we was right on time.Missed the rain here in Maine,rained hard here for 3 days.Temps are great here,in the high 70's some days.Seems like the first of June not April.Except for the ponds and rivers being high.Peepers are out so are the mosquitoes.Saw a couple the other day.Ticks are out too,they are moving into our area.A couple years ago we did not have any.We had a Easter egg hunt in our tee shirts.I have not seen it this warm since we lived here,for 10 years.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 06, 2010, 07:21:00 AM
Heard frogs here on Sunday, never noticed any yesterday when cutting brush though. It's still warm though in the 60's after being nearly 80 for a couple days. Rain coming though. People are setting grass fires keeping the fire departments busy. People with nothing better to do, setting fire and walking off as usual.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on April 06, 2010, 08:04:32 AM
70-80 here, planted corn yesterday 4/5/10. more going in the ground today...... greenhouse got up over 100, fans are running. not heater for a week now! Its game on for the vegetables
will be planting something everyday from now thru August.....
Daffodills are in full bloom, Im a little nervous about the peaches and apple's, Im affraid they will blossom this week 3 weeks early and still a possiblity of frost !!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on April 06, 2010, 08:41:33 AM
Our air conditioner came on Sunday.  I thought.....what's that?   I hope we don't go from Winter to Summer.... >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on April 06, 2010, 09:50:21 AM
We went from two feet of snow to clear ground in a week.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on April 06, 2010, 10:59:41 AM
Early spring here.  And I'm lovin' it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 06, 2010, 03:50:37 PM
We only have two seasons it's seems up here, summer and winter. 6 months each. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on April 06, 2010, 08:06:27 PM
We zipped right past spring here; the parks all have total fire bans on already.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 06, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
90 degrees in Georgia yesterday.  Summer came on the heels of winter.  Things are crazy.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 08, 2010, 05:32:46 AM
What a spring!!! Easter was in the high 70's!  We had a great day outside. The kids had to have water to drink because it was so hot.
Did get some snow, a few inches,but was gone the next day.Should of put some stuff out,but we went to DC one week and than to NY the next week.Hard to cover a garden up for frost when we are gone.Should of put peas in and had them by June 4th instead of July 4th.  ;D  It's kinda like bragging rights to have peas by the 4th here in Maine.Still warm here off and on.Raining here now.Pond just cannot get a chance to go down.I have heard of some people putting flowers and seedlings out and losing them to frost.A real since of hope here.It's in the 70's and even low 80's.Give some a real itch to plant things.But this is Maine.I push the season too but watch the weather reports REAL close and have things ready to cover up the plants.Just can't plant on a 80 day and than go into the house and watch TV.People live in Maine all their lifes and think it will be differant than in the last 30-40 years.
Lilacs are out.A couple weeks early.Most years not until the end of May,around Memorial Day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 08, 2010, 05:47:30 AM
We haven't had frost here in 2 weeks, almost this morning though. I don't plant nothing until almost June. I know it can turn to a cold week in the 30's or 40's at any time before that. Peas and root crops would be fine, except parsnip they seem to like warm ground to start out and then can overwinter in the ground. I ain't in no hurry, we've only had 6 or 7 days in the 70's since the first of April.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 08, 2010, 07:15:03 AM
Had a couple inches of snow yesterday and throughout the night... :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 09, 2010, 05:58:02 PM
I have almost a half an acre of vegetable planted and now the weather folks have a frost alert for tonight...GREAT !!!  could be a long night...  Might have to licght some fires in the garden. we will see what happens..... I hope mother nature is on my side !!! PLEASE !!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Shotgun on May 09, 2010, 06:17:22 PM
Bull,

Is this earlier than you would normally have a garden in?  Seems early to me for your area.  Just wondering.

Norm
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 09, 2010, 06:43:57 PM
Too early up here for most garden stuff, even though leaves are out. Stuff would just rot or get damp off disease and keel over.  ;D :D

Potatoes would be fine even if the frost nipped them, they would sprout back up as long as the soil isn't soggy wet for days. As long as I gotta build a fire to keep warm, forget the garden. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 10, 2010, 06:48:16 AM
Seems like Bull sell veggies? He's trying to be the first one with the veggies.We had a stand at one time.I took a chance with tomatoes and got them in real early one year.People was buying from us because theirs was not ready.First one at the market gets the money.If we would of been home more during the month of April I would of tried something.We left twice during April and it snowed both times.I always like to push the crops alot.Just to see if I can do it.Sometimes it works,sometimes it don't. Some year I want to put up a small greenhouse over part of the garden.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on May 10, 2010, 07:28:33 AM
hard frost this morning, ice on the puddles.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 10, 2010, 10:45:58 AM
Shotgun I started direct seeding into the garden for three years now on or about April 1st *( fools day )* My best production has come from early plantings. And with the rain fall in may, june and july for the past 3 years I have been able to have a crop established before the floods and the have survived.... I have had 3 -6 week voids in summer production due to mid season planting Failures.....

TheCFarm, you are correct, I sell vegetables, I have been steadily increasing acerage we are at five acres for this year, not much money coming in from lumber and mulch sales so being diversified has helped with survival... My first farmers market starts on May 21st so I need to have something to sell......I also have a stand here at the farm 
 I have 4 plantings of corn in and two plantings of beans, green and waxed... 500 sets of lettuce out 300 each of broccolli and cauliflower.
The garden is laid out in plots.
plot # 1 consists of 75 ft rows 4 of swiss chard, 2 spinach, 4 beets. corn is planted in 4 row groups. 6 rows of lettucer
plot # 2 consists of 45 ft rows I have potatoes,carrots,beets, raddishes, broccoli and cauliflower in this plot... I will also have summer squash, zucchini, spagehtti sqash and pan pans inn this plot........

My green house is chock full of plants that need to be put in the ground some are becoming pot bound, so bring on the warm weather asap......
 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 10, 2010, 10:47:05 AM
freeze threat for tonight, I am going to create my own warm front.... will be burning brush over night......
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Shotgun on May 10, 2010, 11:38:53 AM
Shotgun I started direct seeding into the garden for three years now on or about April 1st *( fools day )* My best production has come from early plantings. And with the rain fall in may, june and july for the past 3 years I have been able to have a crop established before the floods and the have survived.... I have had 3 -6 week voids in summer production due to mid season planting Failures.....


Sounds as though it's working well for you. Here it's Memorial Day for planting tomatoes.  I guess, looking at the map, that you're a little further south of us than I thought, and with your methods, you have things well under control.  Good luck with the rainfall and your garden.

Norm
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 11, 2010, 06:34:09 AM
Memorial Day here too or use to be for the old farmers. Even my dad was getting Tomatoes in before Memorial some years.Got tired of some people getting them before he did.
We had a good frost last night,26  that's 7 degrees below freezing for you other people.  ;D We are a hill,so it might of got colder.Was warmer a month ago at Easter. We covered and brought things inside last night.
Bull hope you made it OK.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 11, 2010, 06:51:57 AM
We shall see, checked  at 2am everything was looking good, fires burning in barrels temp was  38, should not have come in the house " fell asleep" on the couch... 5:35 went out fire burnt down to ash temp 34..... spotty frozen soil at the surface, plants appear OK , no sign of frost though !!!   The only thing I am afraid I may loose are the beans...

Take a gamble see what happens, the garden is a better gamble than a scratch ticket !!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bandmiller2 on May 11, 2010, 06:56:55 AM
Light frost here this morning may 11 see it on the car roof.My first corn is in but not up outher stuff in the cold frame or hardy.I've been told it needs to get down to 28 degrees to do damage don't know how true that is. Frank C.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: stonebroke on May 11, 2010, 07:18:44 AM
We shall see, checked  at 2am everything was looking good, fires burning in barrels temp was  38, should not have come in the house " fell asleep" on the couch... 5:35 went out fire burnt down to ash temp 34..... spotty frozen soil at the surface, plants appear OK , no sign of frost though !!!   The only thing I am afraid I may loose are the beans...

Take a gamble see what happens, the garden is a better gamble than a scratch ticket !!!


Have you ever tried the frost blankets?

Stonebroke
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 11, 2010, 08:11:24 AM
I covered  300+ lettuce plants with old sheets......  sun is up and the beans are still light in color, that is a good sign..... Usually of frosted the will turn dark green to black in first light... temp was at 31 for 14 minutes  32 for 47 minutes 34 for 3 hours.....  I turned on one sprinkler and had ice within 2 minutes on the soil surface 25 ft north of the burning barrel.......   8:05 all lettuce is uncovered, looks ok !!!   all firm - frozen crust is gone !!!!
Today will be busy with alot more planting.... Have things to pull out of the greenhouse to get hardened off for transplanting....

looks like greenhouse number 2 for the fall- season extension!!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: D Hagens on May 11, 2010, 12:14:29 PM

 Sitting outside having a coffee in a T. Very warm mornings here, can't wait to get back to the cabin. 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 11, 2010, 03:56:48 PM
Still not frost here, but they say there might be in the morning because it's clear and calm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 24, 2010, 03:34:04 PM
It's toasty here, it was 90 today in the woods. Felt like 110 around the cut slash. But it's a dry heat, not sticky like later in summer.

Lots of water in my jug and lots of trees to whack. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on May 24, 2010, 08:21:43 PM
Low 90's here, but the humidity was dripping wet.  No breeze.  We white flagged  whiteflag_smiley and surrendered at 3:00.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: LeeB on May 24, 2010, 09:38:08 PM
I guess you folks up north are getting some of that down south heat. Ya'll were kind enough to share this winter so we had to return the favor this summer.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on May 24, 2010, 10:03:21 PM
Well we have had three days of high winds from the south and hot hazy sunshine. Temps have been slowly climbing and today here in Southern MN the forecast was for a high of 88 and it was 92 around noon and the temp sensor in the pickup reported 100. With high humidities it is hard to work outside today.

Now while I would always prefer to sweat over freezing, I have to admit this has slowed me down a bit. Fortunately I had some things to pick up in town but one of those things was a tire and by the time I got that tire changed I was soaked. So now I am trying to equalize the amount of liquids inside and outside my body and I think I have it under control.  :D :D

They say the weather will not change till the jet stream moves.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 24, 2010, 10:59:14 PM
85 today 90+ tommorrow..... bring it on !!! Grow corn grow!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: LeeB on May 24, 2010, 11:43:22 PM
Just remeber to stay hydrated folks and if you do gatorade or something like it drink water with it at 4 water to 1 gaterade. if you don't have AC, water will cool you down, take a shower.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Brucer on May 25, 2010, 01:24:16 AM
Just remeber to stay hydrated folks and if you do gatorade or something like it drink water with it at 4 water to 1 gaterade.

Yep. Sugar slows down the absorption of water. Also, cold water is absorbed much more quickly than warm water. And drinking too much at once leaves you feeling full. So ...

Avoid sweetened drinks, or dilute them.
Drink cool or cold liquids.
Drink small amounts frequently.

As for those "electrolyte replacement" drinks -- well, when you get too hot your body starts to re-absorb electrolytes (like sodium) before they leave your sweat glands.

Plain old water is still the best.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 25, 2010, 02:32:52 AM
In Wyoming they said it was 32 yesterday.  ;D

The humidity here was 44 % yesterday, but the dew point was 58 deg., which is sticky for us northern types. ;D I didn't feel a mugginess myself but my shirt was soaked when I crawled out of the brush at 2:30 pm. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on May 25, 2010, 07:41:21 AM
We got up to 92 here yesterday with a bit of humidity. The only saving grace was some strong winds but they wear you down too so by 3:00pm I headed in for a shower and cold water to drink.

Hope this moves out before the first cutting of alfalfa comes ready.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 25, 2010, 03:50:10 PM
She moved out here. 0.5" of rain in an hour between 4 and 5 pm and the temp dropped from 90 to 68 F. Couple claps of thunder, no wind behind it. Seems to be done thundering now.  Still some light rain. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Scott on May 25, 2010, 05:40:50 PM
Too hot in the woods today. Loggers quit at noon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on May 25, 2010, 08:29:26 PM
Very little Gatoraide for me.  One 10 oz per day.  Sometimes I use the powdered kind and only add scoop to my water.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 26, 2010, 02:54:02 AM
The jet stream moved off to the west keeping the heat at bay for the rest of the week. Today mid 70's and next few in the 60's. Just right. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on May 26, 2010, 08:19:31 AM
yesterdays temp in the shade was 92. temp in the field was 121 in full sun..... thankfully there was a breeze and the tractor has AC
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 28, 2010, 09:25:26 AM
Been wonderful weather here. Had a few days of really warm weather,but it is summer here now.Had some rain,could use some more.Did start to rain here this morning around 3,stopped around 9. Still wet ouside,will stay in a while longer. Garden is doing great.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 28, 2010, 04:12:29 PM
It is hot and dry here, so things are quite normal  :).  There is a diesel irrigation pump about 1/2 mile from my house that is running almost non-stop.  I would hate to have to pay that diesel bill.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 28, 2010, 04:40:20 PM
Rained today about 6/10" from about 10:00 am. I think there was more out in the bush though, it poured and was one of them coast east rains of the Atlantic. I was walking on trout in my boots most of the day. When the GPS shut off, I was ready for home. :D You get an 8 hr session per charge on these things, so don't matter if you start at 6 am or 8 am. ;D Had a couple little deductions I was about to take out to complete the block, but nope. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on June 28, 2010, 06:05:02 PM
72 here today...partly cloudy.

Swamp you need a solar panel for that thing
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on June 28, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
Nice here today, just a little muggy.  Hoping to have nice sawing weather tomorrow.  Right now, we're on a 6-10,000 board foot saw job.

I really wanted to be the 1000'th poster on this thread to.  :) ;) ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2010, 03:38:30 AM
Sam it's fine in the car as long as you want to use it, got an inverter for power. But, the solar panel is an idea, but not a good one. :D They tried to sell me an antenna to with all that cord than comes along with it. That and the solar panel and cords would not make for a very good day. Might work out in a field, but not in thickets. :D ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 10, 2010, 07:07:17 AM
It won't let up here.I know some states this is normal. Temps in the high 80's and the low 90's. Does cool off at night,but high noon is right up there. Maybe rain to come in on Sunday. Had not had a shower here even. We could use some rain. Better than last year with all the cool temps and the rain we had.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on July 10, 2010, 02:50:25 PM
hey cfarm our first batch of rain (gully washer ) came thru around 1pm, hope its headed your way, been having nice steady showers on and off since
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WAP Man on July 10, 2010, 03:28:12 PM
Raining ..finally in Northern Nova Scotia.. sure was needed  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on July 10, 2010, 08:10:49 PM
Rain, glorious rain!  We had record highs this week (104) and the humidity was 90%!  We hadn't had rain for three weeks previous. 

I couldn't help but notice this past week, that weather like this separates the newbies to having a lawn from those who have brains.  We haven't cut out lawn for over two weeks because it hasn't rained.  Those that did, now have crunchy grass. 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 11, 2010, 06:17:48 AM
bull,thanks for the rain.Mine started about 9 and lasted until 1.A real nice rain here.I stayed under the trees along the driveway and planted some grass. A nice day to do that.It took a while for the rain to come through the leafs.Wife went to see her Aunt about an hour from here and it poured.Even a parking lot got flooded.She could not believe the slow rain we got here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 11, 2010, 06:37:29 AM
Hotter than Hades day and night, only a sprinkle that you couldn't measure and continuing heat into first of week. It's been two weeks since rain. Haven't mowed this past week and don't intend to this coming week unless it rains and cools off. Can only work until noon and stagger out of the bush. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 16, 2010, 09:24:00 AM
Much cooler here now.Temps are cooling off at night.Had another good rain on Wed.All the water seems low.Rained so much last year all the bodies of water was high.Now it's where it should be for this time of year and it seems so low.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 16, 2010, 02:11:18 PM
Still hot here in the 80's and the next 2 days ahead will be hot as well. I'm more inland, so I get more of the continental heat and less ocean cooling. Down to St Andrews I bet it's 15 degrees cooler. The Bay of Fundy is cold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on July 18, 2010, 11:45:59 AM
We had a VERY large series of thunderstorms last night.  Or one really big storm that gave us 4 rounds of the most rain I've ever seen fall in that short a time period, in Alaska.  It was amazing.  The weather web site actually used the term "torrential downpours".  In Alaska!

I liked it.  Now we just need that to happen with snow.  :) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on August 20, 2010, 11:09:21 AM
Looks like they are calling for severe weather in the U.P. and surrounding areas.  Possibility of 5 inches of rain in a short time and all that goes with it.  You guys in that area stay safe.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2010, 04:49:36 PM
We had only about an inch of rain here for a month stretch. Got just a sprinkle this morning and cleared out to blue sky. No rain predicted for another 7 days out.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 08, 2010, 06:37:09 PM
Rain,rain and more rain.Rained 2 Fridays in a row,skipped one and rained Friday and rained all Sunday night,into Monday.And I mean rain too.Brooks and streams are full now.Had alot of wind with this last storm.Lots of trees down and power outages.Hope this will change before the snow storms comes or we will have some blizzards.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 09, 2010, 03:26:08 AM
Inch on Friday here, then from Sunday night until now another inch. Saint John had 5-1/4" over the weekend. The Fundy coast got a lot of rain. Yesterday, it was mainly drizzle here and didn't add up much until after dark.

After today, sun for the rest of the week. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on November 10, 2010, 07:09:09 AM
It was in the 70's here yesterday! I cannot remember the last time we were out in shirt sleeves in November. This fall has been one for the books as being the best fall ever!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2010, 04:36:39 PM
There was 15 inches of rain on the southern end of the province, Mechanic Settlement I think. This was from Friday-Monday.  ;D I small river that is normally 2 feet deep, rose to 8 feet.  :o

It's been mild enough, but not much warmer than 65 a week ago. This week around 50-53 for highs. Just right for bush whacking. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on November 11, 2010, 11:25:05 AM
A beautiful fall here in nebraska so far although we could use a little of that rain (notice I said a little).  It sure was nice to see everything get to finish up the season on its own without being killed by an early freeze and the temps have been great, I hope this winter turns out nothing like last winter we need a break.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 11, 2010, 04:38:56 PM
Never had much snow last winter here. Was just a crust layer, great for sledding, see avatar. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on November 11, 2010, 07:10:27 PM
I did. 3 times. Spectacular special effects. Don't remember any snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: doctorb on November 11, 2010, 07:26:38 PM
Jeff-

Did you see Avatar three times becasue you enjoyed seeing the "bad guys" knocking down all those trees?   :)

Doctorb
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 19, 2010, 04:43:40 PM
We had some nice warm days here,got up into the low 60's for 2 days.Temps are where they should be now,40's below freezing at night.Rained on Wed.Water levels are still high.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on November 20, 2010, 01:42:08 AM
I think you southern gents need to come and get some of this snow.  We have far too much for this time of the year already and winter hasn't even hit yet.  Don't know if we are going to have very much frost this year.  The old Farmer's Amanac is aying that colder than average this winter and lots of snow too.  Thinking of taking up the hobby of igloo building.... anyone wanna come join me?  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 20, 2010, 05:58:10 AM
The average doesn't mean much when it comes to the weather. The pendulum can swing pretty wide on either side. That Almanac is like the weather man giving a long range forecast by saying partly sunny to cloudy and chance of snow, with a slight chance of rain for the next 6 months with temperature swings from -50 to + 20 and winds as high as 50 miles an hour. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on November 20, 2010, 11:02:09 AM
Hey, that sounds like Nebraska! :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 22, 2010, 05:39:06 PM
Freezing rain here in the Interior of Alaska.  It's the worst I've seen in my 30 years in Alaska.  They've shut down all flights, closed schools, and even the University.  They hardly ever shut down the University.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2010, 06:54:19 PM
Turning mild over night, good bye snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on November 22, 2010, 07:15:10 PM
I had to mow the weeds yesterday.
It was a gorgeous day.  Makes some of the summer suffering worth it. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2010, 07:36:50 PM
 :-\ Mowing, don't want anything to do with it for another 6 months. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JohnG28 on November 22, 2010, 07:57:26 PM
:-\ Mowing, don't want anything to do with it for another 6 months. :D
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I agree with ya there.  Mower is away in the shed and snowblower is awaiting duty here. All we have is rain though, wish it would just snow and freeze up already.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chain on November 22, 2010, 08:15:30 PM
Still under a severe drought but did receive 1" last week, this moisture enabled us to do some disking in soybean ground. Remarkable for this time of year that many large drainage ditches continue to remain bone dry and bottom of ditches cracked open three inches or so.

This may change this week as forecasters say heavy moisture moving up from Gulf.....70s degrees today..forecast Turkey Day...colder with sleet or snow Thanksgiving night! :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 22, 2010, 11:28:53 PM
http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/10413545/article-Ice-storm-unprecedented-in-Interior-Alaska--meteorologists-say
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 23, 2010, 02:12:12 PM
They are calling for up to 1" of ice.  :-\

http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/10420107/article-Icy-conditions-persist-in-Interior-Alaska--storm-warning-extended

All this freezing rain should be snow, DanGit.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on November 23, 2010, 08:25:49 PM
The weather is so out of whack.  We are getting the weather that you should be getting Warbird.  It is -20C here right now with a warming trend and more snow coming through the night.  The winds are supposed to pick up as well bringing with it the winchill to make it feel into the -30'sC.   ::)  I am beginning to think that we are going to end up with one of those old fashioned winters with snow up to the tops of the powerlines.  :o  The wildlife is sure gonna take a s$#@ kicking this winter if thats the case.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 23, 2010, 11:19:24 PM
Yeah.  It's a cycle.  The last time this particular cycle happened in recorded history, was back in the 1930's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on November 23, 2010, 11:54:22 PM
Hope you folks are doing ok up there, we had the snow down here last winter and the ice a few winters back.  Not sure which is worse but the ice was terrible.  The trees and the power companies took the worst of it, we had neighbors without electricity for up to 2 weeks, not too many people complained about their light bill after they had to make their own juice for a while and generators were pretty hard to come by.  Hope this all passes for you and stay safe.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on November 24, 2010, 12:25:55 AM
Well I found out today that my a$$ is dragging in the snow already.  :D  Guess I got too short of a wheelbase.  ;D  If it keeps on snowing like this all winter we are going to be in serious trouble.  All of the potholes and the ground is so full of water that there is no place for it to run.  I just heard today that the Quill Lakes are already 2 inches higher than ever recorded.  The two lakes are beginning to grow together into one.  There may be even less of a crop put in next spring as well.  My grandfather says tha this weather is turning out just like the early 40's.   sail_smiley 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on November 24, 2010, 08:28:01 AM
Yeah.  It's a cycle.  The last time this particular cycle happened in recorded history, was back in the 1930's.

  Has anyone informed Al of this discovery ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 24, 2010, 08:37:19 AM
80 today and tomorrow, and 29 Friday night.  That's a 50 difference.  We've got some wind coming.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on November 24, 2010, 09:42:36 AM
Minus 26 C outside Plus 20 C inside; hope I can stay on the good side all day  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on November 24, 2010, 10:02:00 AM
So cold up north the polar bears are accepting pat downs just to get outta Dodge. :D -9C here this morning supposed to be +8 by Friday.  ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 24, 2010, 11:56:39 AM
Yeah.  It's a cycle.  The last time this particular cycle happened in recorded history, was back in the 1930's.

  Has anyone informed Al of this discovery ???

*edit*  I changed what I said here, cause I didn't want Jeff to throw me in the Woodshed.  I will simply state that some folks tend to ignore recorded history and make a huge profit from fear mongering.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on November 24, 2010, 12:46:26 PM

 Dats what I was thinking too  ;) ;D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 03, 2010, 03:08:21 PM
You know it's been cold outside when it drastically warms up and -5 F feels like t-shirt weather.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 03, 2010, 03:11:44 PM
Rain here has removed the 2 or 3 inches we had. They say snow for Monday though.

I'm getting itchy to go sledding, via gravity. ;D Gives the neighbors something to talk about. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 03, 2010, 09:01:18 PM
I hear ya on that Warbird.  Our temps have been crazy lately.  You never know what the weather is going to be like until you go outside and check it out for yerself.  ;D  The other night when I went out for a walk it was -29C and foggier than heck at about 8pm and by 6am it was -7C and clear blue skies.  By 10am it was cloudy and about -10C with a hard stiff wind that felt like it was -40C. 

Sawmp you better head up this way and bring a sail with you.  We been having lots of wind and the conditions are just beautiful for sledding.  I went out cross country skiing, for my first time this winter, today and the trails were in great shape.  I should have worn my colors and took the rifle with though.  I coulda got myself a real dandy buck that would score in the 180's or so.  Definately a record book buck though.   ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 04, 2010, 05:03:59 AM
Yeah, wish we had a foot or so with this rain on top. It's been raining since Thursday, ain't gonna stop 'til Sunday. Got 2" now and this is just the a.m. part of the day. The ground is saturated.  It's been a wet fall. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 04, 2010, 12:18:18 PM
Ugh.  We had more than 1 inch of ice covering most roads around here, due to rain last week.  After being 32 F with freezing rain for a few days, it then snowed a bit, then dropped to -30 F.  It was pretty miserable there for a bit.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 04, 2010, 12:28:11 PM
We got an inch of snow overnight. At 6am the snowplows were out clearing the county blacktop. Come February they won't be out for less than 6"s.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 06, 2010, 09:50:41 AM
The only thing that is happening with trees around the Magichome is split and going into the fireplace insert.   ;)  Sorry to see that you guys in the NE are getting hammered.   :'(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 06, 2010, 11:50:22 AM
Well, not really. We got about 2" of wet snow and now it's been raining. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 06, 2010, 04:52:56 PM
Cold here in the deep South.  In the 20's the next few days.  Brrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Qweaver on December 06, 2010, 05:28:41 PM
I'm looking out the window at the thermometer and it's at 18 and dropping.  It's been snowing non-stop for two days.  When we got up this morning we looked at the weather forecast and decided it would be a good day to turn up the pellet stove, make some hot coco, put on some holiday music, breakout a good book and not even think about going outside...and that's what we did. Winter's not too bad when you do it this way.  :D  Some things about being old and retired ain't too bad.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 06, 2010, 05:50:16 PM
Who said that cold weather isn't good.  I just put another log on the fire, the Magicwoman has a big pot of Hambone/vegetable soup on the stove and a skillet of yellow cornbread in the oven.  MMMmmmmmm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mark K on December 06, 2010, 06:05:38 PM
I think winter arrived here. We've been getting snow for a couple days now. Only a couple inches here but to the western part of the state where my parents are they got 2 feet. I told dad this morning it's a good place for it  ;D. He didn't see the humor. I'm hoping for a little more to make skidding easier and cleaner bucking. Suppose to stay cold for a while by the looks of things.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 06, 2010, 06:46:07 PM
This winter thing is gone upside down. You guys are colder than we are. I think it's snowing a little since the sun set, but forecasting only an inch. Sure ain't much for sledding weather. Where the heck is all this cold and snow they said we were going to get? Cancelled school in a rain storm? Good grief Charlie Brown. ::)

I guess I better lay another slab of beech on the coals.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WH_Conley on December 06, 2010, 07:12:02 PM
You can have it back, I won't argue a bit. :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 06, 2010, 10:11:30 PM
It'll be in the -30's F tonight again.  Good thing I cleaned the ash outta the stove last night.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on December 08, 2010, 01:58:31 AM

I had a call from a friend in Ontario this evening. He told me they had 1 meter of snow in London--that is over three feet of snow from one storm.

Fortunately, everyone is in Florida so there isn't much of a problem.  :D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 08, 2010, 03:03:46 AM
NOAA updated the forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday) night.  They are now saying it could get to -45 F.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on December 08, 2010, 03:32:37 AM
Warbird, if I were you, I would start driving south until you saw palm trees or cactus.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 08, 2010, 06:36:45 AM
Well a friend says there was 40 cm in the Sault, Ontario. That's 20 inches for those outside the commonwealth. :D More on the way he says from lake effect.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 08, 2010, 07:36:04 AM
I never saw palm trees or cactus  :) ;D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on December 08, 2010, 10:57:52 AM
Lake effect snow is interesting.  London has had over 3 feet in the last 2 days, we are 50 miles away and have about a ".

Nick
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on December 08, 2010, 11:57:47 AM
Now wait just a cottonpickin' minute!  This is supposed to be Florida, the land of sunshine.  Here it is noon in early December and it's only 43 degrees and has clouded up.  The sudden clouds made me check the radar and there is snow 30 miles NW of us and it's headed this way.  Temps behind it are 10 degrees colder! :o  I'm thinking of going to N. Dakota where it's warm!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 08, 2010, 02:31:23 PM
Fish, you better push that home made slabber a little faster. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DanG on December 08, 2010, 08:43:27 PM
Hold the dadgum phone!  Now they're talking about temps down to 11F by Monday night!  We rarely get that kind of temps anytime, but have never had them this early.  Usually we don't get that until late January or early  February.  What the heck is going on here? ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 08, 2010, 10:17:42 PM
Welcome to global warming, Dan.  'Bout time you got in on some of this hot action.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 09, 2010, 07:09:05 AM
Well, we've had to send trailer loads of hay south, maybe we need to send down some beech firewood to Dang.  :o

Better get on your slabber there to DanG. ;)

That so called cold they called for here, didn't make it. It was 20 degrees warmer than predicted, all be it 15 degrees isn't hot. But, no where near -5 either. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 09, 2010, 08:35:48 AM
Its 16 deg. here this morn....Bobby's new bride called an said their water is froze...I bet its where the line ties in to go under the slab...I saw that he had not backfilled that spot a month ago...He was debateing putting in a freeze proof faucet there. I told him he better fill it up , but he is 24 and knows a lot more than the ole man...When he gets to about 30 maybe he'll figure out I am not so dumb...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 09, 2010, 10:40:51 AM
And Bobby can maybe now find out how fun it is to replace the broken pipe. ::) ::)

This morning it was warmer than that in WI.   8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WH_Conley on December 09, 2010, 11:51:20 AM
6 degrees here this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 09, 2010, 03:36:20 PM
And Bobby can maybe now find out how fun it is to replace the broken pipe. ::) ::)

This morning it was warmer than that in WI.   8)

It thawed out about lunch..the pipe didn't bust..Pex...hopefully he'll learn something anyway...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 10, 2010, 08:48:30 AM
Went to see the FIL last night, hour southeast from here.They got about 3 inches of snow. Most of the time we get snow and they will get rain when the temp is real close.We have just about enough to cover the ground.Stepson only leaves a few miles from him and he has called me up said it is pouring here and I say,At 25 here I doubt it will be raining here.
Temp was down to 4 sometime in the night,14 all ready at 8:45.Must be the cold you all are taking about.Won't last long,just for today.Temps in the 40's on Monday and rain.Will start out messy and turn to rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 10, 2010, 09:10:43 AM
Yeah it was 6 this morning and rising ever since, suppose to be in the thirties but calling for snow Sunday. But this snow has only been squalls and there might be 2 inches now. Sunshine today, no wind. Took the sled for a run along the shoulder of the road, haven't plowed it in days. Just powder on it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on December 11, 2010, 08:37:58 AM
Looks like its going to be a snow day here today & even tomorrow. Snow began a couple hours ago and it supposed to snow for 48hrs. , total 10" to 16" ,  winds expected to pick up to 40+mph temperatures just around or below zero w/ blizzard conditions. Wind chill is going to be severe :)
I'm pretty much going in hibernate mode for a while :D have enough wood in and I'm ready to start plowing as soon as the snow is done.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on December 11, 2010, 02:36:00 PM
I love this I could get used to staying home inside by the fire every day and having it snowing like crazy :D so far 7" to 8" in 8 hours.... wind is just beginning to pick up. Got the tv on and making a cheese sandwich for lunch, re-runs of Daniel Boone with Fess Parker on. Some guys are plotting to steal his rifle!! And he just got a new one, oh my gosh I have to see what happens.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: jim king on December 11, 2010, 02:48:53 PM
I think they were wise to change the headlines from Global Warming to Climate Change  as we have always had for the last few million years.

90 degrees and raining here as with about every other day of the year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 11, 2010, 03:13:43 PM
I love this I could get used to staying home inside by the fire every day and having it snowing like crazy

Yup, that's what I do, and play a little bit to. :D  A little drafty on the commute from the house to the shop for 100 yards, but toasty on either end and radio on so I don't miss any big worldly events. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: David Freed on December 11, 2010, 03:15:53 PM
I am intending to head out on my regular run to the northeast corner of New York in the morning unless the 6 pm weather report changes my mind and I leave tonight. Not supposed to be that much snow, but they are calling for a lot of wind. That turns the roads into ice pretty quick. It sounds backwards, but from Cleveland on up should be ok during the day when I go through.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 11, 2010, 03:22:44 PM
Rain starting here tomorrow afternoon, in the 40's. It's creeping close to 26 right now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Scott on December 12, 2010, 03:16:41 PM
16 inches of snow since last night and still snowing. Spent 2 hours blowing snow and will have to do it again.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 12, 2010, 03:49:02 PM
Sorry guys.It's in the high 30's and raining.Started out as snow,did not get any,than changed over to freezing rain,which did not last long and than rain.I was outside splitting wood when all this was going on.I started to get wet and headed for the house.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 13, 2010, 06:48:44 AM
Well the thermometer is steadily climbing here, it's nearly 50 degrees and a wind driven rain has about taken all the snow we had. Is it time to tap trees yet? :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 13, 2010, 08:03:15 PM
Wind blew wicked here.We only lost power for 15 minutes.Called up the power company and they said they had to turn it off to remove a down tree. I'm surprised we did not lose power again. Rained all night too.Stopped about 10 am than started back up again around 2pm.Still raining now.Ground is some soft.Temp got up to 52 today.Went to fill the furnace and was shocked to see the wood still inside.Was so warm it did not cycle much.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 13, 2010, 08:10:49 PM
Yeah, it rained hard all day here, still raining, and wind is calm now. It got to 55 or so. My gauge outside lost power at about 1.2 inches and that was in 12 hours. Need to replace batteries I guess. I don't understand that though, brand new ones in last week. The last ones were in for a year.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 13, 2010, 08:37:19 PM
Well, power is out. Good time to go to bed.  Couple inches of water on the basement floor to. Got my table lamp on so when power is restored it's sump pump fun.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 13, 2010, 08:53:15 PM
My 'puter doesn't work when the power is out. About drove me nuts Sat. eve. when it was out for over 4 hours.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 13, 2010, 09:49:27 PM
Well only lost the lights for 30 minutes. I got the sump pump going. And man is it ever raining. I bet we've had over 5 inches today. A pond (big puddle) has formed down below the well and that means a lot of water and likely surface water in my well by now. I'm on a ridge top remember.  :-X :-\ >:(

This is Katrina all over again, as far as water.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 13, 2010, 09:52:19 PM
32 and falling in South Mississippi.  Like the old man used to say; she's gonna drap down tonight.  The weather guy says that there is a possibility that a new "low" record could be set tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 13, 2010, 10:06:53 PM
Well the new low weeze setting up here is low pressure with rain.  ;D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on December 13, 2010, 10:22:40 PM
We'll be able to grow some Tamaracks down here soon. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on December 14, 2010, 02:16:32 AM
7 degrees right now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: albirk on December 14, 2010, 04:19:46 AM
-3right now maybe 10 for a high
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 05:18:54 AM
45 here right now and the water is flowing........  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on December 14, 2010, 07:44:24 AM
13.3F here this morning, wind chill below 0. High today 30F. Sleet and freezing rain predicted for tonight and tomorrow morning. I will not saw today!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 14, 2010, 10:02:27 AM
-15 F this morning at our place.  NOAA is calling for -35 F tonight and -45 tomorrow night again.  Coldest we've seen this winter, so far, is -31 F.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 10:16:00 AM
I'm still pumping water, just like a spring trickling out of the floor. Stopped raining before morning and now it has begun again for the day and into tonight.  :-X
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: jim king on December 14, 2010, 10:28:51 AM
88 degrees and feels like 130 with the humidity.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 14, 2010, 10:30:56 AM
39 right now in sunny Florida :o :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: leweee on December 14, 2010, 01:26:04 PM


   
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/12/14/sarnia-snow-rescue.html?ref=rss (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/12/14/sarnia-snow-rescue.html?ref=rss)  :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fallen Timbers on December 14, 2010, 03:22:16 PM
We had a light dusting on Saturday but the wind and cold have been relentless ever since. I've never seen one of these bad boys resort to the bird feeder before Saturday, he's been living on it ever since, we mix bacon fat with the seed.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22476/2893/Pileated.jpg)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 03:30:54 PM
You know Lewee, those kind of stories just make me mad as heck. On several disasters here in the Maritimes, both flooding and snow stranded, the army said your on your own. A couple times we had to have the US army come help with flooding. And we have camp Gagetown in NB. What an embarrassment! They were stranded in a storm on  NS highway last winter about this time and they were on their own until the snow plows made their way through. But another thing that makes me just as mad is some people are as "stupid as cows", ignore warnings, go half dressed in a blizzard, no snow tires and expect to travel roads in those conditions like it's summer.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
Fallen Timbers, we never had the pilleated use a feeder, but we had downy and hairy wood peckers on feeders and suet balls before.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fallen Timbers on December 14, 2010, 03:41:12 PM
Yup, we got Downys
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22476/2893/Downy.jpeg)
And Red Bellied
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22476/2893/Redbellied.jpg)
Those little Juncos scatter fast when the Pileated comes in for a landing. ;D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 03:44:45 PM
Here's what it looks like in Saint Stephen right now!!

Facebook Album (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198810490#!/album.php?aid=587340&id=834505353)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 03:48:53 PM
I like the little juncos. I don't remember them at the feeders here. Mostly wood peckers, blue jays (30 at a time, mostly sacking and stashing) ::) , once in a while a cardinal (rare here), chickadees, red poles, nuthatches, veros, doves, starlings, pigeons
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Fallen Timbers on December 14, 2010, 03:55:45 PM
Yikes!!
Prayers for you and yours my friend. I'll quit complaining about a little wind ... :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 04:01:18 PM
I don't live down there, but that's the scene in many areas right now. I'm on a ridge, but got some water seeping in my basement I'm pumping now and then. A pond as formed in a low spot on the lawn which only happens in heavy rain, like more than 4 inches worth in 24 hrs. It's not receding either, ground is saturated.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on December 14, 2010, 04:03:27 PM
Fallen Timbers, the bird pictures are awersome! 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on December 14, 2010, 04:52:14 PM
St.Stevens better hope it doesn't freeze anytime soon. :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 14, 2010, 05:15:33 PM
One old girl said she had the TV on, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes while the flooding was going on. The way she said it, she didn't care. :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on December 14, 2010, 10:11:59 PM
..some people are as "stupid as cows", ignore warnings, go half dressed in a blizzard,..
Wait a minute Swampy, my cows never go out without their fur coats. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 15, 2010, 07:06:26 AM
She tightened up last night, down to 19 degrees and a dusting of snow. The little pond in the yard, disappeared into the ground. Basement still as a skim of water on the floor in the low spots.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on December 15, 2010, 08:20:59 AM
-15 C here this morning with about 10 cm of snow so far.  Did I mention me and the family are flying to Cancun next week for Christmas.  6 more days and counting.... 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on December 15, 2010, 10:43:53 AM
Samuel, those next 6 days will be the slowest days all year and the next 7 will probably be the fastest.  Have a good time 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 15, 2010, 04:58:07 PM
She tightened up last night, down to 19 degrees...

They updated the forecast for tonight, calling for -50 F.  It's -37 currently.  Think I'll throw two extra logs on the fire tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 15, 2010, 05:01:48 PM
I could send you guys some wool blankets from Briggs and Little if you need them. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on December 15, 2010, 05:17:18 PM
I feel your pain Warbird!

Once, when I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, we had to make a run to Fairbanks to pick up some military items.

When we got to Eielson, it was colder than -50F.  Once it gets to -50F a few more degrees don't matter much.  It was cold.

At 5:00 A.M. today we had -8F.  Coldest temp so far this season.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 15, 2010, 11:18:12 PM
Warbird,

I cannot even fathom that. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 16, 2010, 07:52:22 AM
Maine has a few cold days a few years back,got down to -30 to -40.That did slow us down some.Not normal for Maine temps.
Speaking of cold,city people who live in Maine doing the weather on the radio.Going to be cold today,20to 30 degrees today.  ::) I could just kick them. I wonder what they will say in January when it goes into the single digits and stays there for a week? For this time of year that is just about right.Nothing a few layers of heavy clothes won't fix.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on December 16, 2010, 08:09:13 AM
1/4" of ice.  We are shut down.  Have to get out the Yak Trax to be able to walk to the mill to feed the OWB. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on December 16, 2010, 08:21:49 AM
Thank you Cedarman for keeping the ice, we just got some snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Faron on December 16, 2010, 05:59:59 PM
Talk about ice!  Luckily we didn't get enough to break limbs and power lines, but it is as slick as I have ever seen it. They did manage to get the state highways in pretty good shape today, but the county roads are about impossible.  I usually haul my side by side on a trailer between farms to feed cattle, but that was a no go today.  I had to take back roads driving the Trail Hand to get around.  Even it got side ways several times.  About 30 miles round trip.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 16, 2010, 07:40:42 PM
When it's not raining here  ::) all we get is flurries and squalls that never add up to more than 2 inches until the next rain.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: North Pole Kid on December 16, 2010, 09:22:45 PM
New here, so thought I would make it easy and post on the weather.  Besides the great freezing rain few weeks back (after a balmy -30 week), it decided to get cold here.  Got up to -48 at the house...supposed to get colder...  I love AK..
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 16, 2010, 09:33:44 PM
Welcome NPK ...I think it got up to about 60 here today before it cooled off a bit...I don't think I could stand it up there...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 16, 2010, 09:36:57 PM
And I sawed in a T shirt today.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 16, 2010, 09:59:54 PM
We had to salt some of the state roads and all the bridges in this county yesterday...Lots of wrecks... had someone killed in Alcorn county and another fatal wreck in Monroe county...Us southern folks don't do well with freezing rain....I rewired the lights on my salt spreader today while you were sawing MM... smiley_crying smiley_crying  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on December 16, 2010, 11:11:40 PM
Welcome to the forum NPK, I love Alaska too, but mostly in the summer ;D.  We get down to 0 here every once in a while and some days it'll be below that but usually not too many, that I can stand.
Banjo picker, ice is the worst, we got about 1/4 inch yesterday so not bad enough to cause a lot of problems with trees or utilities but sure does make for interesting driving and choring.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 16, 2010, 11:52:36 PM
Finally warmed up enough that I could glue up a project in the shop  :).  I look at weather from the standpoint of whether I can glue or not glue.  Most of y'all have it much worse  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 17, 2010, 12:42:34 AM
 We'll get 0C here once in a while too till spring comes around  ;D  It's snowing here now. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clif on December 17, 2010, 01:36:19 AM
Welcome to the Forum North Pole Kid, it is only -18 F here tonight .......so far!   Clif
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 17, 2010, 07:33:02 AM
Sun here and 9 this morning. But humidity is high, chance of snow squalls.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 17, 2010, 07:57:53 AM

 Hoiw can it be nine at your place when it aint eigh here yet  ???   ;D

 Four inches of new snow to be clear off waits for me this morning  8) ::)  -12C
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 17, 2010, 08:40:12 AM
Supposed to hit the 70's here today and tomorrow. Clear sky's great riding weather.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 17, 2010, 09:19:29 AM
   I love AK..

Welcome to the Forestry Forum North Pole Kid.  Now that you have broken the ice with weather, tell us about your sawing/logging/timber/firewood interest.

BTW, I've been to North Pole, Ak. once.  I loved it too.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 17, 2010, 11:04:04 AM
I've been to the North Pole to and the Christmas mountains, only I never left New Brunswick to get there. ;)

Marcel, operative word here is "and", not "at". ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 17, 2010, 08:30:48 PM

 That four inches of snow turned to six as soon as I made it outside  :D  The -12C stayed the same, mosquito free weather. One can ride here with out the face shield  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 17, 2010, 08:51:54 PM
Yeah, climbed up into the 20's here today and a little snow late. Nothing to get the shovel out for, maybe the broom. :D

Yeah, no need to pick your teeth either without them flies and bees colliding. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 18, 2010, 10:25:48 AM
We hit 74 yesterday!!!!
Rain today though. Hope it clears up for tomorrow as we are having out annual Toys for Tots run and expect 2500 motorcycles to show up.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 18, 2010, 01:31:25 PM

 That four inches of snow turned to six as soon as I made it outside  :D  The -12C stayed the same, mosquito free weather. One can ride here with out the face shield  ;D

Marcel you need to tell me what you could possibly ride with it -12 deg.,,,,surly not one of those horses .... :o  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 18, 2010, 03:38:18 PM
Well....  ::) Suppose to get some snow Sunday into Monday. Catch is, rain to follow. ::)  No more water please!!  :-X Some areas are already disaster stricken as it is.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 18, 2010, 03:40:45 PM

Marcel you need to tell me what you could possibly ride with it -12 deg.,,,,surly not one of those horses .... :o  Tim

They call'm snow mobiles. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on December 18, 2010, 06:33:59 PM
I should of known that...but they are an item that southerners don't even think about...but I rember that when Bobby an I were in NH several years ago...you could see them on lots like we have used cars....Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 18, 2010, 07:58:40 PM
Put the horse in front of you , sit in a sleigh , it works for me  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 18, 2010, 08:03:37 PM
Marcel, you suppose we could hook a draw pole to that red sled, to the side here, to the horse? ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 18, 2010, 08:30:19 PM

 I am sure that if you bring it here , we can arrange some kind of hitch that will accomodate a pulling power of some sort. I have a horse here that is in need of finding out what a harness is for  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 18, 2010, 08:39:10 PM
Brings to mind a flashback. My uncle always used a horse to yard firewood logs and other wood over the years, even had sleds and such. But, age catches up I suppose. Although 50 something is that old, because my grandfather still cut firewood in his 70's. But, what I'm getting to is this. He had the horse, saws and such and then started hiring out the cutting one year. The guy had nothing else to do with himself. Hard to believe. I guess the horse was just a pet from that point forward. ;) :D Now, no horse, he's cutting and wheeling out stove wood for the kitchen by hand and wheel barrel.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 23, 2010, 07:06:50 PM
-34 F here right now.  Supposed to dip well into the -40's tonight.  We have not seen warmer than -20 in more than a week.

This is just like one of them good 'ol cold snaps from the mid-1980's.  Hopefully it doesn't dip down into the -50's and -60's before breaking.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on December 23, 2010, 08:17:26 PM

 I am sure that if you bring it here , we can arrange some kind of hitch that will accomodate a pulling power of some sort. I have a horse here that is in need of finding out what a harness is for  ;D
I sure hope you fellas get together on this one, and take plenty of pictures Marcel.  Oh, and by the way SD, down here we don't call them sleds we use "crash carts", but I'm sure the sled will work just fine ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2010, 10:43:30 PM
No snow yet to amount to beans. I mean the grass is still out.  :-\ The storm Monday is going off shore to the south so that ain't going to amount to anything either, but a little wind and s snow squall. Been in the 30's here for days. Sun into Sunday.

I think the sled is pretty rugged with everything made of ash. Steering could be a problem if loaded heavy, just need to install them sled breaks. I steer by some fancy foot work off the back of the skis. ;D You'll have to page through the Wood Working forum to find some videos on "Building an Arctic Snow Sled".  ;D I'm planning on a kick sled design for travel on road shoulders. Like to get an ice boat built to, because it seems that's about all we are gonna get out of the weather. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 24, 2010, 08:42:52 AM
We got a good 6 inches of snow.This storm was great for making snowmen.My friend no more than 20 minutes from me only got 3 inches.Went to work when we had 3 inches,45 minutes away,and they did not even have an inch.By morning there was only about 3 inches.Another storm that it snows all day and night and we only get a little snow.Probaly now we'll have a storm that will dump a foot on us in 8 hours.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 24, 2010, 10:16:19 AM
Looks to me a fellow is only going to be able to run his pickup and no chance of a sled for the rest of winter.  ::) :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 25, 2010, 04:44:38 PM
blizzard warning for maine 12+ winds to 45mph gonna be a long couple days plowing roads
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 25, 2010, 04:53:46 PM
Which part of Maine? Because they aren't expecting it to amount to beans up this way. Sounds more like snow squalls that we've been getting in between the rain storms. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 25, 2010, 05:20:16 PM
all of the coast. try national weather service. i looked as far south as ct. even 12+ down there. blizzard warning from kittery to eastport
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 25, 2010, 05:30:35 PM
Completely different picture today!  Started warming up last night and right now it is a balmy -1 F!!  You know it's been too DanG cold when -1 feels like t-shirt weather! 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 25, 2010, 06:12:35 PM
Ah, I'm way north of there. It don't snow up here anymore. :D  Just Kidding.

I'd like to get a little bit and a nice rain on top for crust. ;D

Ted said 3" or 4" up north for snow, more to the south. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on December 26, 2010, 01:46:46 PM
There were snow flurries in my yard, here in Jacksonville, Florida, this morning.   I'm staying inside.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2010, 03:17:01 PM
We had freezing fog here for awhile, this dang storm might go either way or might not get a darn thing.  ::) :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 26, 2010, 06:56:22 PM
i am just a little south of bangor. its snowing here. almost time to go to work. throw a little dirt in the road ..then plow all nite an all day tomorrow. like it says on the news if you dont have to travel..dont makes my job a lot easier with no traffic and no one stuck....in my way
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2010, 07:23:25 PM
Freezing fog here, and I see there is a skunk in the yard eating on the turkey carcass. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: KellyH on December 26, 2010, 09:44:51 PM
Just goes to show you that people love to talk about the weather coz my post is # 38,537 since August!   :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 27, 2010, 02:40:50 AM
2:30am stoped to fuel up the truck.....the weather guy was rite snowing hard winds gusting to 45mph
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on December 27, 2010, 05:02:00 AM
It's middle of summer here, but storm warning in force for tonight.

160k (100mph gusts) and heavy rain. 12" on on the mountain, 10 miles away, and maybe 4"+ here.

Nothing we panic about, but made sure there is nothing loose laying about.

Remnants of a tropical storm that hit Nth Wst Australia over the last couple of days, so at least it's not cold.

Ian
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2010, 06:28:12 AM
We've gotten an inch of fine powder over night, but there is wind and still fine snow coming down. That fine snow don't add up very fast. Hopefully, some sledding snow at last. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: rick f on December 27, 2010, 07:11:59 AM
Here in Columbia Falls, Maine ( 3 miles inland from the ocean) were in a lull. we got about 8" on the ground with a mix on top. 32 degrees F. Where expected to get another 5-8" today. Very windy here gusts to 45 mph.

I wish the ground had froze before this white stuff arrived. :(


Edit: still snowing 32*    news said just a dusting this afternoon............Right
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 27, 2010, 09:09:14 AM
I'm kinda in central Maine rick and it's 26° and probably 8 inches of that white stuff.Hard to tell the way the wind blew it around. Don't really know when it started.Was in bed at 9. Shoveled a path for the dog and cat and a path to the OWB and like Tom,I'm not going out again until the wind dies down.I'm not going anyways and the driveway will have to wait.Snow all done at this time. Wife has the TV on and it's none stop talk about the storm.I turned the news off last night because that's all they was talking about. They ask like we never get any bad weather here in the winter time.  ::)  Was a storm that I did not want to be out in.

Edit: It's 11:00 and it's snowing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2010, 11:57:05 AM
It's still real fine here, almost to the point where you could say it's not making any headway. Less than 2" here at the moment. I'm sheltered by the yard trees from the wind, but I bet it's 25 miles/hr on the north side of my tree line. It's 28 degrees here now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on December 27, 2010, 01:56:18 PM
 Snowing   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 27, 2010, 03:47:43 PM
hard to say what we got here its blowing so hard. started a 7 last nite just shut the truck off . gonna waite an hr. and go push some more drifting snow. lots of 4' drifts. still snowing. good thing the dot isnt allowed to scold us for working 21hr. stright ahead
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 27, 2010, 03:50:22 PM
Been snowing steady since 11. Probaly have a foot now. It's a slow storm in my area so the plows should of been able to keep up with it.Had to shovel again for the pets.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 27, 2010, 04:01:32 PM
Chilly here, 48 and sunny.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 27, 2010, 07:12:30 PM
thecfarm,

If this keeps up, you might need a bowl of hot grits to keep warm  ;D.  I know, I know, it will never get that cold  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 27, 2010, 08:00:29 PM
Almost took you up on that bowl of grits,butttttttt,Friday suppose to be 38,Saturday 39,and stay above freezing through the night,Sunday 40.Wasn't all that cold here.When the temps gets down into the single numbers and stay for a week,than you might have to Overnight me a bowl.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2010, 01:39:48 AM
Yes, awefully mild for winter here, 28 F in the last storm and 16F now with wind taking that snow up in the air several hundred feet. :D They said we had 5.5 inches here, but you wouldn't know it, the wind took it to the woods. We are going to get that 30's weather here to. How come it's so cold west and south of here? We must be on the warm side of the jet stream or something.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 28, 2010, 07:54:58 AM
20 degrees in the deep South.  This ain't no fun at all.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on December 28, 2010, 04:25:26 PM
finally done with this storm. 15 to 20" hard to tell it drifted every where. 7pm sunday till 8 pm mon. then back at it at 2am today done at 4. a bit over a 100gal. of fuel wore out cutting edges a grand or so will fix that. spent 3hr with my fowarder opening one rd 4 an 5' drifts for 500'. now its time to sleep. 5hr. since sat. nite
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2010, 05:24:06 PM
I haven't even bothered plowing the 4 inches left on the driveway until this wind stops. I ain't going anywhere. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on December 30, 2010, 08:04:20 AM
Who felt that earthquake this morning/last night?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on December 30, 2010, 05:13:30 PM
What Earthquake? :D
It was just a dream. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2010, 05:27:43 PM
Mild weather has settled in here again. Don't even need a furnace fire much tonight, too hot.  Only burned 5 - 20" slabs of beech all day since 6:00 am.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on December 31, 2010, 09:19:24 AM
tyb525, that earthquake registered 4.2 on the Richter Scale.   :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 01, 2011, 08:53:38 AM
Heard about it on the news.
Great weather here,did not go below freezing all night,40 at almost 9 and hope it's climbing.This will settle down that foot of snow we got.Just making room for more.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2011, 09:50:22 AM
Looks like spring here with all this wet bare ground. Not very good sledding. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on January 01, 2011, 09:52:05 AM
Storms were plentifuly here last night...better today....Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on January 01, 2011, 06:32:58 PM
I've been keeping track of HDDs (Heating Degree Days) here in Logan, Utah.

(They are calculated by taking the average of the day's high and low temperatures. Each degree under 65° is a Heating Degree Day.)

Here are the numbers for December:
2008 = 1272 HDD
2009 = 1509
2010 = 1111 (November was colder than December, and December was a lot warmer than last year.)

Yearly HDD totals: 2009 = 7668
                           2010 = 7430

(In high school they told me I should be a meteorologist.  :D  ;D )
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clww on January 01, 2011, 06:38:20 PM
We had 14.5 inches of snow on 26-27 of December. Today it reached 62 degrees, so it's mostly gone now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2011, 07:14:18 PM
I've never seen 14 inches melt that fast in a day of 60 degrees, it'll take days up here. Must be a warmer 60 or shorter inches.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 03, 2011, 12:44:17 AM
a little bit of inclement weather drivers caught on video....
filmed by one of the parked car's owner...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SiVtWixzhg&feature=geosearch
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on January 03, 2011, 07:47:00 AM
A classic case of "I have 4 wheel drive, therefore I can go anywhere."   :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 03, 2011, 08:04:48 AM
They may think they can go anyways,but I know they can't stop if they have to.Same way here in Maine too.
I can hear the weather people now,cold outside today,24.  ::)  We have not seen this temp for 3-4 days.I even got up to 50 one day,high 40's on the others.Still have some snow,just making room for more as I say.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 03, 2011, 11:18:39 AM
Very light snow here today, doesn't look like it will even be an inch.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on January 03, 2011, 01:03:03 PM
-6 C and partly cloudy.  Who would of thought after -30 all weekend.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 03, 2011, 05:28:35 PM
A classic case of "I have 4 wheel drive, therefore I can go anywhere."   :D




the street that happened on was S. Carefree....
the intersecting street was Rio Grande....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 03, 2011, 08:24:51 PM
Some provinces have mandated winter tires on vehicles. NB hasn't. I'm not for the idea of making the working man buy and pay for something extra every time he turns around. But, when it's winter drive accordingly and if you can swing it, buy winter tires. I do. But I also don't strike out for someplace when it's storming. I know sometimes there may be no choice, but anywhere I worked at never force me to drive to work in a blizzard. And probably if there were an issue with it, they may not like my response. ;)
Title: Weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on January 09, 2011, 04:12:41 PM
Magic Man, has the storm got you yet? Radar shows its at your house right now. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on January 09, 2011, 04:28:42 PM
I just looked at the weather map. You guys better get hunkered down.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on January 09, 2011, 04:33:07 PM
Glad we arent getting the bad stuff. It has just began to snow here. Dont expect any accumilation though. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 09, 2011, 05:32:20 PM
The slow rain has been here for a couple of hours.  The temperature has dropped and we are now seeing ice accumulation on the leaves.  Time will tell.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on January 09, 2011, 06:38:54 PM
Below freezing here, but the rain has stopped. About 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice all over everything. Supposed to turn to snow tonite. Tree limbs are drooping but haven't seen or heard any breaking. Ice all over the satellite dish, tv quit, momma's a bit upset but I ain't about to climb a ladder to break the ice off. Plenty of firewood, plenty of groceries, so we'll be fine.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on January 10, 2011, 09:34:17 AM
Hope you guys down south are hanging in there, doesn't sound like much fun though, ice makes everything miserable.  Winter showed up here the last 2 days, we got about 10" or so, I would guess, and right now it's as pretty as could be with 6" sitting on the top of every post.  Tonight will take care of that with 30 mph winds, tomorrow start digging out again.  Oh well it is winter I guess. :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on January 10, 2011, 10:54:27 AM
7 inches at my place. Roads are very bad. DOT ploughing state roads, county roads are almost impassable. Having lived in CO for a few years and elk hunting, I have chains for my trucks. Had to use them this morning to go on Fire Dept emer medical call. Pulled ambl up a couple of hills and got the patient. This part of the country has problems handling this much snow. Predictions are temps near freezing all day and teens tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on January 10, 2011, 11:02:50 AM
I just looked at the radar. We have the bottom of your storm about to hit here. Sky's black, thunder rumbling. We are going to get several inches of rain.

At least I don't have to shovel it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 10, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
I missed it all.   :D :D  The temperature is supposed to drop into the 20's, but be clear.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on January 10, 2011, 01:59:34 PM
we didnt miss it here yet?!?! in ne ok we started getting snow last night about 9 and light snow all night. this morning with temps about 25  there wasnt much snow on the ground but its comming harder now and we have 2'' on the ground but we are supposed to get less than 6'' total. maybe i will get a good pic tonight and post. cold is what happens next. forcast for us is highs of 30 today and 22 tues,20 wed, and35 thursday with lows of 18, 4, 3, and 14. i will be chopping ice on the ponds befroe thursday for sure. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 10, 2011, 02:10:49 PM
Paul, I talked with my Sister in Ponca City, Ok this AM.  Sounded like she got about the same as you.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 10, 2011, 02:38:08 PM
That's all going to miss us up here apparently. We sure don't have much snow and it's 33 today, was 36 yesterday.  ::) Windy today, with cloud.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on January 10, 2011, 03:11:01 PM
not really to much and most folks here are cautious drivers on frozen roads but the cold(bitterly cold) thats coming is the pits. we usually have 10 to 15 mph winds with it and that realy makes it bite. sure makes me bundle up anyway before i head to the truck. for my family it makes the stove the center of the house instead of the tv  or computer. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on January 10, 2011, 06:38:38 PM
my view out the bay window on the ne side  of the house.
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20540/2940/SANY0062.JPG)
looks cold ,dont it .  pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 10, 2011, 07:14:54 PM
That's about all I've had all winter, maybe an inch more. It wouldn't be hard walking in, but one heck of a time sledding in. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 10, 2011, 08:07:19 PM
The upper middle half of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana got smashed for our normal condition this time of the year.  Icey, Icey, and Icey, and I don't mean the official dog of the Forestry Forum  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on January 10, 2011, 10:10:01 PM
I went in to work Sunday at 2 PM ---I just got off work at 8 30 pm MOnday I think...I got 3 .5 horus sleep in that period...I had already been up all day Sunday...But it was pretty....Here is a pic Debbie took....

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18028/house.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18028/Snow_6.jpg)

8 or 9 inches...Horses are headed for a fresh hay bale...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fishpharmer on January 10, 2011, 10:35:28 PM
That snow looks much prettier on your place than mine. ;)

Thanks for getting out there and helping make MS roads safer.  Get some rest.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on January 10, 2011, 10:39:25 PM
We didn't get much snow here, out of power for 3 hrs today. Plenty of this

 

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 10, 2011, 10:42:50 PM
Nasty.  Go North and plague the initiated.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on January 11, 2011, 09:17:26 AM
-21 C here this morning...-35C with wind chill.  Supposed to get down to -40 in the night later in the week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on January 12, 2011, 09:55:09 AM
-6 F here this morning, suppose to get to 5 or so today.  I want the winter we were having back :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on January 12, 2011, 09:57:39 AM
Cold here 43 but sunny.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 12, 2011, 01:54:54 PM
I guess we are in a blizzard. Not snowing hard,good thing too. Snow is blowing sideways.Been snowing since 8AM and we only have about 6 inches.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mark K on January 12, 2011, 02:16:37 PM
Getting hit hard here right now. Just got home from skidding a log truck up a hill to get my last load off the job I'm on and using my skidder as brakes to let him back down the hill. Good day to stay indoors!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2011, 04:17:49 PM
Well, it did nothing here all day until about 5 pm. It's not a heavy snow, very fine and dry with a big wind behind it. By morning I doubt it will look much different than right now. Wouldn't be an inch in the plowed fields a little more in the grassy sections that hold snow. Not enough to sled on yet.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 12, 2011, 04:59:07 PM
Poor SwampDonkey,complain about no snow.  ::)  You will have to get together with some other knucklehead at work that looks forward to snow.  ;) Would not bother me if we had no snow at all.It can stay on the mts for the skiers.I know we need it for the trees to protect them against the cold,but I don't need it or like it.
We only have about 6 inches here. But my stepson is about hour from me,kinda south and he has a foot.Suppose to be more of a coastal storm.
Pack that DanG sled of yours up and head south.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2011, 05:07:36 PM
I've been told there is snow in Mississippi and Georgia, but that if I go down there I gotta stack timbers.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: CampD on January 12, 2011, 05:24:59 PM
29" of Fluff here in the Berkshires of W. Mass
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2011, 06:02:29 PM
 :o Wowsers
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on January 12, 2011, 08:54:48 PM
I've been told there is snow in Mississippi and Georgia, but that if I go down there I gotta stack timbers.  :-\

 

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I bet I could pull your sled with the Kubota and if you get here fast we still got plenty of snow...I could take a day off and show you around....but you have to hurry cause it is supposed to rain Sunday and the snow will go bye bye...and I will be glad...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 12, 2011, 09:39:01 PM
SD,

Be sure to bring your gloves; helps with the splinters  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bugdust on January 12, 2011, 10:57:15 PM
It's been another rough day in WV. Got up this morning with 6", going to beD with 12'-14' total. More snow on the way. THIS GLOBAL WARMING IS GETTING OLD   smiley_whacko
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2011, 04:48:39 AM
SD,

Be sure to bring your gloves; helps with the splinters  :D.

Yup, I don't like hardwood splinters. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 13, 2011, 07:40:33 AM
21 in South Mississippi this morning.  I'll be helping set up and decorate for the Lincoln County Forestry Ass'n annual banquet tonight.  Thankfully, no speaking for me.  I'm only the Past President.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 15, 2011, 09:13:12 AM
Not bad with the last storm.I did not go to work.We only got 6-8 inches.Where I work got over a foot.Good place for it.Temps are in the single numbers now in the morning.High noon temps are in the 20's.Got above freezing yesterday.No lasting cold temps in sight.Maybe like last winter.Hardly had one day that stayed in the single numbers all day.All this can change real quick.Be it warm or cold,lots of snow,no snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on January 15, 2011, 02:46:42 PM
I did something today just for the heck of it....So I would know what it was like...I got the saws out and went to the back and cut some fire wood in the snow...I had plenty of slabs, but you folks are always talkin about cutting in the snow and cold...so I tred it...I will admit it aint half bad...Didn't even need a jacket most of the time....I brought a small load of WO to the house to boot....Most of the snow will be gone by tomorrow, esp. if we get the rain they are saying...Most of it is gone anyway  only two or three inches left in the woods...We had 8 or 9 in here...The paper said it was the most snow this area has had since 1988...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 15, 2011, 03:24:05 PM
I walked the woodlot today, and not enough snow to cover the toe of my boots. I walked out to the bat house on the post and I see the bear has climbed it again. New claw barks and teeth marks on the post. Had to be in the fall. Although, some folks are seeing bears out this winter. They are in corn stubble after old cobs.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on January 18, 2011, 12:30:31 PM
Still -28 C here this morning (going on two weeks), but it has finally quit snowing after nearly a week..  The snow I removed off my driveway for the  past 3 days did make its way back on in the night in the form of snowdrifts so I will move them again.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 24, 2011, 07:27:21 AM
It changed all right.  :(  Got down to -15 in the night,-13 now. High today is 4°. Coldest temps we had in 5 years,says the weather man.Lucky we don't have a week of it.Rest of the week looks good.Kinda cold at night,but high noon just about 20 or above.A good day to run some errands.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2011, 07:43:53 AM
-15 here also, but only half as cold as Jan 2008, we had -30 or colder every morning and I burnt 2 cords. I haven't burnt a cord this January so far. 2006 was our mildest winter, no snow at all here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 24, 2011, 08:15:22 AM
roughly 60+ inches of snow since mid last week...

bone chilling cold right now...
it's the wind (30 constant with gusting to 45) pushing the scale down on -18 that's making things difficult...
the NOAA WC chart says, depending which one ya read, says -82 or -55....
no matter.. there's nothing outside I need to look at...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 24, 2011, 08:43:21 AM
it's official....
severe cold weather warnings have just been issued for higher altitudes...
expect it to get colder....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 24, 2011, 10:03:01 AM
We had a week of -30's & -40's F.  We were promised it was going to warm up and it did, for only 1 day.  Got up to about -10 F, then hit the floor to -40 F, for a couple more days.  This morning, it is -2 F, and it feels like the tropics!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 24, 2011, 10:35:53 AM
Real cold across this part of the country today!

At 6:00am today, we had -35F.

Even now, we have -10F and bright sunshine!

Looks warm out, but  N O T !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2011, 11:05:18 AM
Although, the windchill is dang serious, I never go by that. It makes for sensationalism. I go by actual air temp. The wind has picked up here and I can feel it sucking right though the house. :D  -3 F here right now. I can hardly see at times for snow in the wind, drifting. If it packs the snow some, will make for some good sledding. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DonT on January 24, 2011, 11:10:41 AM
-29c before windchill here this morning at 9am .Not alot of snow this year I have plowed small amounts twice.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2011, 11:14:47 AM
Suppose to be a big 'ol wallopper coming by mid week for a storm. Two lows converging.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 24, 2011, 04:16:37 PM
now it's 38*....
calm....
clear skies....
sunny....

that nap had it's benefits....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 24, 2011, 04:32:50 PM
Thought you'd all enjoy this.  First sunrise of 2011 in Barrow, Alaska.  This is the FB page of one of our local news channels.  You don't have to login there to see it:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=269234&id=108536136665&fbid=489295711665

I lived in Barrow for a few years and saw wind chills colder than -100 F.  Seeing the sun again was always a good thing.

*edit* I hope the admins are okay with me posting this link?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Tom on January 24, 2011, 04:48:21 PM
Minus 72 degrees shouldn't be allowed anywhere.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DonT on January 24, 2011, 07:33:49 PM
I am with Tom on this one
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 24, 2011, 10:14:20 PM
For those living in Barrow, I'm sure that it was a good thing.  It probably didn't stay up very long.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: IMERC on January 29, 2011, 05:15:56 AM
This is a RR Xing near Donnybrook, ND.

 http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/1311127/711011378/name/RR_XING_ND.wmv
 
 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 02, 2011, 08:47:15 AM
Looks like we might get a foot of snow.Have not seen the snow pile up this fast all winter.Most storms takes all day to get 4 inches.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on February 02, 2011, 10:12:06 AM
Yesterday it was -38 C and today it is +2 C...

Its an odd winter for sure.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 02, 2011, 11:40:43 AM
The storm is not as heavy as it was an hour ago here, I can now see a lot further.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 04, 2011, 08:21:01 AM
We only got 6-8 inches out of this big storm,just right.More will be coming.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 04, 2011, 03:26:51 PM
4 inches here as far as I could tell, no wind. Had it removed in 15 minutes, as brother plowed with the wheeler and I opened my path to the shop. This next storm won't be anything up here, we did get a 15 minute squall a few minutes ago, sun shining now. Was a mild day in the upper 20's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on February 04, 2011, 05:28:19 PM
national weather service snow depth map has us at 35" on the ground. they could a little low. the belly pan on my fowarder is dragging in the snow......in the same trails that i have been using all winter. if you get off the trail ya have quite a time getting back on. make a trip out and on the way back in bolth tire tracks are covered with deer tracks. try to cut then a cedar every couple days......when they start eating fir tops ya know there hungry
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 05, 2011, 01:27:54 AM
Yeah moose are bad for eating fir tops when the snow is real deep, like 12 feet of snowfall or more. They are in some tough times eating that stuff. I found 2 dead baby moose in the spring of 2009 and they had been eating for a while in one small area. They had a dung heap several inched thick in the thicket.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 05, 2011, 09:34:14 AM
Just heard on the news that the state of Florida could be sunned-in for the next several days. Residents have been urged to hunker down at your nearest beach and/or tiki bar for further instructions. Use extreme caution when braving this blizzard of sunshine, preferably SPF30. We are asking our friends and relatives in the north to please keep us in their thoughts as we deal with two feet buried in the sand.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on February 05, 2011, 10:01:19 AM
I'll chip in $50 to have Raider Bill banned until at least the 1st of May! :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on February 05, 2011, 01:47:24 PM
And another $50 on that!! :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 05, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
Better make that at least July 15th. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on February 05, 2011, 02:50:50 PM
Well he made me laugh  ;D Here it is the 5th and its snowing so hard you can't see across the road at time  >:(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 05, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
I turned on my A/C. Getting humid. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on February 05, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
Do I hear a $100!  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on February 05, 2011, 06:31:30 PM
 Radier Bill man a live you sure no how to rub a guy wrong  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on February 06, 2011, 12:33:47 AM
Just for you cold folks...

Timaru (NZ South Island) hit 104.5F today (official weather station temp)  :o

It gets a tad unpleasant at that temp  :D

Ian
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2011, 05:53:36 AM
I've seen 105 before and I want nothing to do with it. It's kind of like the chance of Cat 4 hurricane hitting here though. Slim to none.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 06, 2011, 06:57:55 AM
Had a snow storm last night.Turned to sleet at the end of it and than about midnight when it was sleeting we had a thunder storm.Real odd to have a thunder storm in Feb.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on February 06, 2011, 10:29:17 AM
We got a lot of snow last night, about 18 inches of it.

Visibility wasn't good either, about 80-100 feet.

We went out and got the snowblower out about 10:30 and about 11:45, gave up for the night!

A little while later, it quit snowing.

The snow was just warm enough to clog the discharge chute on the snowblower every once in a while!

Later today, my brother will be down with his backhoe to shove the banks back.  We ran out of room to blow the snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clww on February 06, 2011, 11:40:18 AM
We hit our all-time record high of 105 here last July 2 days in a row.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2011, 12:33:55 PM
This was a surprise this morning, 12" of packy snow. I took ashes out of the furnace and took them outside around 8:00 pm last night and calm and clear. About 10:30 am I went out to clean this for 2 hours with the blower.

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Shotgun on February 06, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
You showing us old pictures, Donk?      :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2011, 04:47:19 PM
Nope, just too lazy to bother with the date and time settings when the batteries get eaten up.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 07, 2011, 08:15:58 AM
I guess with that thunder shower came alot of rain.Only got about 4 inches of snow.
Finally got above freezing here.I twitch my wood out on my gravel woods road.I just pack the snow down on it.That got a little soft trying to pull a twitch up the hill.Stepson came to check his game camera out,I'm feeding the deer for him down there, and he had to get a running start for the hill.Just bogged down and spun down to the ice when going slow.First time this has happened to him all winter.Was a nice day to be in the woods if you did not mine the trees dripping snow on you from the snow the night before.I stayed up by the house splitting some wood.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on February 07, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
 I went to my friends in the Outaouais for our anual hunting party over the weekend, its a 3 1/2 hour drive there.  Was some snow in the forcast, 2 to 4 inches, man that forcast ever get skewed  ::) a little over 12 inches of nice snowball making snow came down while I was having fun  ::)   Took all day to get the yard cleaned. Bright side was that it was mild out and only a light shirt to work in.
   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 07, 2011, 06:00:33 PM
Yeah, it's been real mild. It's 32 degrees right now, any warmer and those snow flurries are going to be rain showers. I know a furnace fire is mighty hot in here. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 12, 2011, 06:54:19 AM
Sure does hate to get above freezing around here.We had 2-3 days last week that was above,but everything has tightened up again.Down into the single numbers and some days below zero.At at high noon up in the lower 20's.Weather reports says we are at below for normal temps for this time of year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
Got 3 Alberta clippers coming this way, one right now sending squalls, one tomorrow and one on Monday delivering shovel depth snow. By next weekend we will be in the low 40's apparently. A lot milder this morning than the past 3, 12 degrees. Has been around -2 or 0 last 3 days. Suppose to climb close to 30 today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on February 12, 2011, 04:53:40 PM
Supposed to climb into the 70's here next week and no rain.  I have trees to fell and buck.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on February 12, 2011, 05:33:06 PM
We are right in the middle of a warm spell right now.  I was out shoveling snow earlier today in only a t-shirt.   ;D  Doesn't sound like it will stay around 0 C for long though  ::) 

Swamp we just filled this Alberta klipper with snow, lotsssssss of snow, and sent it your way.  Sounds like you need something to cool you off anyhow.  ;D  :D  :D

Brad.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2011, 05:55:18 PM
Thanks.   ;D  Warm and snowflake free in the shop.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on February 12, 2011, 09:14:04 PM
SD,
It wouldn't hurt my feelings none if you took the rest of the snow we get this winter.  We have far too much already and the heavey snow months are just coming.   ::) 

Hope you have your firewood all stacked inside where you'll be able to find it.  I believe we sent about 16" of snow that so wet that you'll have to shovel it cuz no snowblower will feed it through.   :D 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2011, 09:29:03 PM
Hope you have your firewood all stacked inside where you'll be able to find it. 

Oh well, there's always the clapboards, then the furniture. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on February 13, 2011, 06:22:53 AM
SD I believe I recall that just a short while ago you were lamininting about a shortage of cold weather an no snow....Your sled should work now... :D  Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 13, 2011, 06:30:51 AM
Tim, yup we have lots of snow now. Not as much as to the south, but lots. Trouble is, we never had any rain on it to make a hard base. You go clean to the bottom in that fluffy stuff. But, as long as the plows don't sand the road too much I can run'r on the road shoulders on packed snow. ;D :) Been too busy in the shop really to slide much.  Winter is soon going to end. :-\ Sunny and -2 this morning.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: miking on February 13, 2011, 10:35:18 PM
Having a thaw here. It's great hearing the drip, drip, drip outside and the south wind blowing. Might have reached 50 today and even now at 9:30 it's still 40-something.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on February 14, 2011, 05:30:27 AM
Kinda surprised me, got up about 5:00 this AM and it was/is 40, on the + side! :) ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2011, 10:17:37 AM
We had 6" over night and I also noticed the snow was about 2-1/2 feet on the shed roof. We had a mild few days last week that suddenly froze ice up there so the snow wouldn't slide. Had to get some ladders and my home made roof rake I made from wood and pull snow and break up the ice. That was a whack of snow on 12 feet of slope, 30 feet wide. Then had the move all that away from the doors and blow out the driveway and shop. A good 2-1/2 hours. Time for a smoke break. Phew!! My arms are ready to fall off. 

smiley_beatnik
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 15, 2011, 10:23:48 AM
High supposed to be 74 today and a sunny cloudless sky. Weekends going to be high 70's low 80's. no rain in sight. Shorts, flip flops and tank top.

Need to mow the lawn tonight and clean the gutters..  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2011, 10:33:39 AM
Glad your enjoying the weather Bill.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 15, 2011, 10:44:06 AM
I just don't know how or why I put up with it.......... 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on February 15, 2011, 12:03:50 PM
Swamp, just wait.... you haven't got the big dump of wet snow we sent yet.... it'll keep you busy for more than 2 1/2 hours.   ;D  We are filling up the clouds and sendin more over your way as I type this.  We are supposed to have a high of +3 C here today and then snow/rain this evening.  I think it's time to start building a BIG raft cuz when the snow goes there's gonna be alot of water in a hurry and the ground is saturated. 

Weatherman here has got to be half nuts..... he says that by the end of the week we will be in the deep freeze again with temps around -20 C.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on February 15, 2011, 12:05:39 PM
So when it's a 100 with 95% humidity it'll be ok to tell you how nice it is up here....oh wait that's what it's like here in the summer.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2011, 02:57:31 PM

Need to mow the lawn tonight and clean the gutters..  :D

Mine's frozen solid, so eliminates those troubles. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2011, 03:00:05 PM
Swamp, just wait.... you haven't got the big dump of wet snow we sent yet....

Suppose to be something by Friday night, don't know much about it yet. Going to be warm Thursday and Friday, I think just a 36 hour reprieve. ;D  It's only about 12 F here today and 25 mph wind. We might have had 14 days of cold, but it would warm up into the teens by noon on those days. Might have been a couple around 5 for the high. The coldest night all winter here was -16F and the rest of the cold was no colder than -10 and mostly 0 to -3. Now some places around they've had -20 F or so near rivers and in the low valleys and dips. Gotta laugh, every darn winter the weathermen say, "colder than normal today." What a bunch of goofs. It might be a difference of a couple degrees from average. ::) This winter ain't even close to 2008 for cold and snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on February 15, 2011, 04:50:50 PM
So when it's a 100 with 95% humidity it'll be ok to tell you how nice it is up here....oh wait that's what it's like here in the summer.  :D

Well then I'll be on my hill in Tenn playing in the woods. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Paul_H on February 16, 2011, 05:14:18 PM
I just heard a caterwauling outside and went to investigate and saw a flock of Canada Geese heading North East 8)
Last fall it was a sorrowfull feeling watching them head out to the South and it's mighty uplifting to see their return.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on February 16, 2011, 05:34:27 PM
12 - 14 inches of fresh snow yesterday with 40-50 mph winds so it was nasty conditions and big snow drifts.  Was - 30 C here this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 16, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
 :D :D :D It will be a few days before they return here. Hey Paul, we had them year round up at the Camp in Eden Lake on the Charlottes.  That's a long ways from Enderby chum. ;D :D :D :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_deer-geese-eden-lake2.jpg)


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Between my house and a shed next door, the snow is over my head. Two shop windows are sealed up with snow on the glass, only have one I can see out. Nice and cozy in the igloo. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on February 17, 2011, 09:17:25 AM
What a change in a week!  Its 64F this morning, on it way to 78F. I think I have thermal whiplash :D

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Oklahoma Shatters All-Time Low Temperature Record
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February 10, 2011

The Oklahoma Mesonet station at Nowata reached a low temperature of -31 degrees this morning. Pending verification procedures by NOAAs National Climatic Data Center, that mark will eclipse the previous statewide record low temperature of -27 degrees. The previous record was set at Vinita in February 1905 and at Watts in January 1930. Numerous other low-temperature records were broken this morning across the state, with several locations dropping below the previous statewide record. The National Weather Service site in Bartlesville recorded -28 degrees this morning, as did the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Pryor.

Low temperature readings from the Oklahoma Mesonet, February 10, 2011:

Site Low Temperature (F)
Nowata -31
Pryor -28
Blackwell   -27
Medford -26
Marshall -25
Vinita -24
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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on February 18, 2011, 08:17:51 AM
Yesterday got up to 50 here.It ruined the sledding along side of the road.  :(  I live on a dead end dirt road and the neighbor and I was sledding on Monday.We went sledding last week for about an hour.I went down a few times alone on Saturday.That was a real fast ride.It was well below freezing that day.Monday was in the low 30's.Was fast but nothing like Saturday.One of of friends stopped in and drove behind us with his truck,says we was almost going 35mph.Today a light rain in the morning and temps in the high 40's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on February 18, 2011, 10:06:22 AM
-30 C here again this morning.  Quite crispy underfoot right now...  and the fuel mileage with the truck is super dooper as well.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 18, 2011, 12:35:56 PM
Been raining here, about 2/10th since 10 am. It's about 36 degrees out.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on February 18, 2011, 01:59:27 PM
My face got a little sunburned the first of the week.  I had to get out my Summer hat to finish that job this morning.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on February 18, 2011, 03:27:09 PM
Samuel, our weather here isn't much off from yours.  It was -26 Celcius at 8 am this morning.  Thankfully not much for wind other than a slight breeze.  Man o' man is it ever icey here too.  Just tap the brakes and you're doing a 360.   :D  Even done one in front of the policeman this morning.  He just shook his finger at me and I shrugged back.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 18, 2011, 05:32:27 PM
Received another 2/10 since 2:00 pm, but it hasn't rained for a couple hours now. Just seems to be fog on the hills. I imagine we'll have a little snow by Saturday night, who knows. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on February 18, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
Coon,

Yes its icy here as well including the main routes/highways with hard pack that is now glare ice.  Makes out and about more exciting.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 01, 2011, 07:57:56 AM
Another snow storm.Paper was funny,said it had not snowed for 3 weeks and people forgot how to drive in it.   ::)  Showed cars off the road. Glad I missed the news on TV.That's all they would of talked about probably. We only got about 4 inches,some places got a foot. Another coastal storm.Had quite a few of them this year.Snow was starting to settle down.Still in the single numbers here at night.High noon is high 20's. Gaining on the spring weather now. I'll be digging rocks soon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2011, 09:53:42 AM
It's already melting off the roof now. And I don't know exactly how much we did get with all the darn wind, first from the south, now the NW. Some places only an inch and others 2-1/2 feet in the driveway. Just got done 15 minutes ago blowing snow.

Talking about spring, All I know is it sure doesn't take must wood now to heat. I still have a face cord (16") of shop wood and I only burn 3 or 4 sticks a day in there and it never freezes in the shop.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 04, 2011, 07:24:07 AM
Was down in the single number again last night, -9. Don't like the minus sign in front of a single digit number though.Probaly some places got down into the double digits. But high noon suppose to be in the 30's. Temps are going to be in the 40's in a few days.Any cold weather for 2-3 days straight should be behind us now. Probably will still dip down at night,but the angle of the sun will warm things up at noon time.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 04, 2011, 01:23:41 PM
Was -2 F here, but at my uncle's 30 miles north it was -18F and up around the river bend above him it was -30F below.  :o It is now +22 F in the shade on the north side of the house.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on March 04, 2011, 07:16:49 PM
Still cold here -19.3 C (-2.74 F) and supposed to go down to -25C (-13F) tonight. Been getting anywhere from a litte skiff to 4 iches of snow everyday for the last week too.  ::)  The only snow melting around here is the stuff on my boots when I come in the house.  :D  Why don't you sutherners send some heat up here already.  ;D

 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 04, 2011, 07:23:18 PM
I put some wood ashes at the beginning of the path to the shop and the sun worked on it and melted the snow/ice clean down to the grass. ;D Now if we could take ashes up in planes and spread them all around in concentration, maybe we can melt the snow out.

It's going to rain tomorrow, followed by up to 8" snow on Sunday. It's the Maritimes.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on March 05, 2011, 11:17:23 AM
Swamp, I think you'll need a bit more than a few ashes to melt the snow around here.  I think we better send you to hell and back and get you to stoke the fire while you're there, since you are an alien.   :D  Just kidding around with ya bud.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 05, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
Its raining here now , but the forcast for tonight till tomorow night is a foot and a half of snow .

      Me  ::)  Nephews who came over to do some skiing   8) 8)   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 06, 2011, 05:14:34 AM
Raining here too isawlogs,but no big amount for my area coming.Too far from the border to reach me.Maybe 2 inches of that white stuff.
It's 42 here at 5 in the morning. This will settle down that snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 06, 2011, 05:26:37 AM
41 F up here in NB, and we have had 6/10 rain so far.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on March 07, 2011, 03:59:29 PM
24 F here at 3 o'clock today, been snowing pretty steady since last night.  I was really hoping spring was here to stay but I guess not, most forecasts for this area are anywhere from 6" to a foot by Wednesday, at least it's not bitterly cold. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 07, 2011, 04:39:05 PM
Our storm is over now. We had 1.3 inches rain, then 5 inches of powder in the night that turned to slush and everything today was slush. I Shoved slush all day so that mess wouldn't freeze up on the driveway. Busted a cable (spring on the end that hooks to the drive flywheel), and bolt in the auger sheered off. Had a spare each on hand. Glad that's over with. :D Built a fire in the shop stove, and that's all that got done today down there. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 07, 2011, 11:18:00 PM
Snow is about stopped coming down.  Between 28 and 30 inches is what we got  ::)  There is a one car path for now to get to the black top, should all be cleared up by tomorow as the sun is suppose to show its rays  8)

   This is what it all looked like this morning around ten o'clock!

   


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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 08, 2011, 05:15:58 AM
Holy cow Marcel.  :o It was nothing but slop around here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 08, 2011, 06:56:57 AM
That's a bummer isawlogs.   :(   I got about 3 inches of snow in the night.Was real wet on bottom,but dry on top.At work and step sons,about 45 minutes in 2 different directions,they all got rain.Suppose to be above freezing all week.Now my dog can go anywheres he wants too.Does not have to stay in my trails to get into the woods.We have a nice crust for him to travel on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 08, 2011, 08:07:35 AM

 I don't mind the snow , it is kinda fun to play in , can't do nothing about it , not like one can control what comes from up above  ::)
 I have a few ways to deal with it.

 


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  Need to push the snow as far as I can , this sometimes creates little hills.  I try to get it so that when it starts to melt it will go anywheres but down the drive.



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    After the dust settles down the sun will shine!! This morning it all looks pretty!!!



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  The drive and road is now a one lane till they can come around with the snow plows .



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 We might harness the horses again today, just to get some harness time if so I will bring the camera and take some pics along the road .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on March 08, 2011, 08:45:21 AM
Beautiful pictures Marcel!  :)

I'm tired of winter too but mother nature never asks for my opinion.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on March 08, 2011, 09:21:43 AM
Beautiful pictures but Ive had enough winter ! We have mud and water ,yesturday morning the top inch was froze so I went arrowhead hunting for a while. Didn't find a thing so I called my friend that use to hunt with me figuring he might bring me some luck but a hour later I gave up and went home  ;D Most streams still are bank full, like I said the other day we are done till planting time with only a small window of time and after that we will have to wait till wheat harvest in July. That is if your lucky enough to have a job bought where theres a access and a wheat feild.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 09, 2011, 08:09:01 AM
We have got a crust.  smiley_bouncing_pinky Went sledding down the field,just like we use too.Nice and fast.Went down the road too.Nice and fast.Road melted by afternoon.Still ice on the trees and we still have a crust to sled on.I use the old metal runners sleds,the ones you lay down on and can steer.That brought back some memories.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on March 09, 2011, 10:01:47 AM
cfarm, a bunch of us that work together at the salebarn here try to have a sledding party at least once a year, didn't get to this year.  Collectively we have a bunch of kids between us all and everybody invites everyone they know.  It really is something to see 40 or 50 little kids take off down a hill at once, until you realize most of the staff from the hospital is there too  :D.  We have a big bonfire with marshmellows and hot chocolate, not to sure if the big kids or the little kids enjoy it more, you just don't outgrow sledding.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 09, 2011, 12:20:22 PM
Ice on the maple  ridge from Monday.

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on March 09, 2011, 09:38:59 PM
In a 24 hour period yesterday, we got 6.48" of rain.  The most in the state.  It about washed everything off.  Several pond levees broken.  I sloshed through water all afternoon sawing 20' logs.  (No seat).  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 10, 2011, 08:19:12 AM
 We did not harness  the horses that day , we did though the day before. Zo is showing some real good signs and is learning very quickly. Here we are in the yard getting set-up to go for a walk on the road.
 


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  Nephew breaking a trail up to the woods... It started to snow that afternoon, 28/30 inches of snow fell and his litle trail breaking was covered up .  :-\



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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on March 10, 2011, 06:53:53 PM
Isawlogs do you skid logs with those horses ? I use to haul logs for a company that had two teams of Belgiums. It amazed me how big of log they could skid and it was summer time so they were draging on dry earth.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 10, 2011, 07:42:37 PM
I bet they enjoyed the walk!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 10, 2011, 08:26:17 PM
Nice horses Marcel.  :) I bet it was a little skiddish on that ice, especially with shoes. Maybe they had their "creepers" on. ;D  I wouldn't blame the horses if they didn't want to climb through that snow.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 10, 2011, 10:16:42 PM
These two have not yet been worked in the bush. The mare (white face) has been on the wagon but her daughter has not been hitched to anything, only have had them walking together and getting the younger one accustomed to the noise about here. She has only had a open bridle and her mother will be getting one too. I still need to arange the harnesses to matche so I can put the neck yoke on.
  SD, they are not shoed, as I normaly don't have much ice to deal with I have had them < bare foot >. Actualy the mare has never been shoed, the quarter horse has not since being here. I don't plan on working hard enough to make them work hard enough to warant them having to get shoed ;) ;D
   Was a nice day to go out with them , I have a bush road that I kept open up till a month ago , ( we had two 1 foot snow falls within a week that made my opening the road an issue) We went up this road and had them walking in two and a half feet of snow, I sure was glad to get back on the open road  :-\ :D
  I have a sled here that they will get hitched too soon enough, that should be interesting, first time always is  ::) But before they get the sled they will get the wipple trees and drag that around with a chain on it, then an old tire will be tied to the chain .. then the sled, I like the sled part , as I can take a break and ride  ;D  Not that I need the excercise any , just saying the ride is nice.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on March 11, 2011, 07:16:55 PM
Well you just never know the weather...... yesterday we had temps just above freezing and now today its a totally different story.  Early this morning a cold front moved in along with the southeastern part of Saskatchewan having an Alberta Klipper moving through.  An Alberta Klipper is a fast moving blizzard type snowstorm with major winds.  Currently some of the highways in the southwestern part of the province are shut down and there has been a forty car pileup on one of the highways.  Now pileups are unheard of in Saskatchewan other than in the cities.  The Klipper is moving eastward and Manitoba will be hit tonight.....  If you don't like our weather wait five minutes.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2011, 07:28:33 PM
Rain here, and through 'til Sunday.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 13, 2011, 08:08:02 PM
Things are soft now.I can't make any new trails now,I sink into the snow to the ground with my tractor.Some of my trails I've been using all winter I'm sinking to the ground and my axle is just about dragging now,18 inch clearance. Still frozen solid,but mud is not too far off.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 13, 2011, 08:19:43 PM

 Been hovering around the freezing point, a bit above , a bit below for the past few days , it either rains or snows again .. THe snow is soft here also , just can't go no wheres even a strugle with the snow shoes. Great to make snowballs though  ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 13, 2011, 08:31:45 PM
Yip, going to be warm tomorrow to, in the 40's and showers. The snow has been cut in half this week. I see the maple grove up the road wouldn't have 1 foot of snow left, you could walk in there without snowshoes. The snow in front of the shed had about 4 feet of snow at one point and now about 6 inches in a narrow strip, which will soon be gone. The path to the shop isn't mud, but it's sure wet and squishy. The 8 foot deep drift by the barn dropped 3 feet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 13, 2011, 08:55:33 PM

 Thought I would share a few more pics with you that I took a few weeks ago. Ya it looks cold out and it was!

 Both of these taken from the breakfast/lunch room, first one looking North with morning sun just getting up and putting his rays onto the snow, second one the evening that followed looking West as the sun crested the Green Mountain range.


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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 17, 2011, 04:15:41 PM
Things are starting to happen here.The snow is melting away from the trees. Was over 50 today. Took the wife to the doctors,about 1 hours.What a diffeance in snow fall amount.When we hit the freeway in Augusta, hour from us, we saw a big difference. Stepson lives right down there,so it something we see every year.It just not far.But they get rain alot on the end of a snow storm when it is all snow here.Still plenty of snow in the woods.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2011, 04:19:11 PM
It's going fast here and robins were sited today, 56 F now.  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on March 18, 2011, 06:15:45 PM
83 at my place this afternoon. Still 40's and low 50's at night.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 18, 2011, 06:37:24 PM
50's at night is summer here. Unless it's one of those humid spells. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on March 18, 2011, 07:04:46 PM
20's in the day, -20 F at night.  Supposed to be warming up at night pretty soon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 18, 2011, 08:54:08 PM
85 degrees here tomorrow  :).  Spring has sprung and gone with barely a wave.  Sounds like a nasty summer is imminent. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on March 23, 2011, 09:15:49 AM
Well they were predicting a big snowstorm was coming for the last several days and it arrived yesterday afternoon. The storm track that they predicted was supposed to put the maximum snowfall of 16" slightly to the north of where I am but as it turned out it ran right over us. I measured it out at 15" now and supposed to keep snowing till this afternoon.
What was really strange was last evening, right at the peak of the heaviest snowfall just before midnight the wind was really blowing out of the Northeast. I was up stairs reading and then it started to thunder & lightning, and not just a little! :o I have seen that before when it was kind of a rain snow mix, but nothing like last night. It was cold about 23 and the snow was dry and very small flakes. I actually had to go around the house and unplug everything the lightning was so bad.

 

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 23, 2011, 11:25:44 AM
Had an 1-1/2" over night and pretty much turned to slop and water now, it's 36 F.

The western storm is actually going to scoot south of us and miss altogether up here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on March 23, 2011, 12:05:15 PM
Global Warming eh?  Then why the heck are we only at 7.5 F..... no snow falling today but.....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on March 23, 2011, 02:17:23 PM
 

Every once in a great while we will get a late March snowstorm and this happens to be one :)

When it is in the mid to upper 50's and almost all the snow has melted it is hard to keep reminding yourself that it can still snow a lot before April gets here.

Been snowing 26 hrs. now and it is still coming down as hard as ever. Has to be close to 18" total. I hate plowing snow when the ground is soft underneath, but that is what will be on the agenda for tomorrow, no hope that this is gonna melt fast temps supposed to stay below freezing for close to the next week :'(




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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 23, 2011, 05:26:00 PM
It's possible to get snow here in May. I've seen a few ash backward springs over the years. Just about wiped out the barn swallows  up here in '96.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 24, 2011, 09:06:30 AM

 SD, we got four inches early in the week then we got a scuff day before yesterday. We still have three feet or more snow, its going down some, good thing too that its melting slowly as the river here has a big drainage to take.

  Northwoods, sucks to plow that much snow when the ground is soft, hard on the equipment. Had a western plow on my Dodge/cumins lost site of the plow alot, I was going to rig a peice of 3" pipe under my cutting edge by splitting the pipe and attaching it under for this time of the year as to try and get away from the blade bitting into the ground, never did get around to it as we moved here and I don't plow for 65 houses anymore. Moving all that snow is hard work.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2011, 10:17:06 AM
No School for the surrounding schools here today. Here is is the first week of spring and this is the first time all winter Tammy had two consecutive snow days. Nasty wet heavy stuff.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 24, 2011, 11:40:39 AM
Sun here today, and 40 F. Unless it warms up in a week, looks like a slow spring melt for sure.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2011, 12:01:11 PM
They are calling for sun here the next 7 days, but the warmest day predicted is only in the low 40's.  It was only 6 here this morning.  We should still get some melt with as high as the sun is now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on March 24, 2011, 12:37:11 PM
About 8 inches here, I guess.  It blew around a little.  I'm reluctant to plow.  As Northwoods said, the ground is thawed and soft under the snow.

I was able to make a track in the driveway with our four-wheel drive pickup this morning, so I know we can get out if necessary. The problem is that temperatures are predicted to be well below normal until the middle of next week.  I may not be able to wait that long. Not a problem for us, but probably would be for visitors.
If I do plow I'll turn the blade backwards on our three-point plow.  It doesn't tear things up as bad that way.

I'm read for spring--or summer--, whichever comes first.  :)

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: trapper on March 24, 2011, 04:11:07 PM
garbage truck got stuck in my yard yesterday.  Placed  the recycle can in the way to stop him from going there.  didnt get my message
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on March 25, 2011, 10:16:22 AM


Almost made it all the way into the farm yesterday morning :D only had to walk a 100 yds or so, bumper started to push to much snow which is not exactly the best way to go about plowing. Ended up with 18" of new snow and I guess that is the 2nd largest snowfall on record (since 1889) for the month of March. I managed to get things plowed out with the tractor just enough to get in and out. Temperature was -2.2 this morning it looks like this snow will be hanging around for a while yet.
I'm chomping at the bit to get some sawing done on the bandmill and thought I would be doing it this week but this snow sure puts a damper on things. Rather than fight it I think I will wait it out and hope for warmer weather to make this snow disappear.
 

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Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on March 26, 2011, 02:37:30 PM
Northwoods here in Ohio I thought the weather sucked but its a picnic compared to your place  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2011, 03:07:34 PM
And here he was grin'n awhile back when he had his cedar all out and nary a snow flake in site.  ;D ;D

It's no warm spell here, low thirties for highs and down in teens at night. No sign of any snow storms ahead in the forecast.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 26, 2011, 03:26:06 PM
Still kinda cold here. But that's OK for the flooding.I thought we was on our way a few weeks back.But like Bibbyman and northwoods Mother Nature said not yet. Guess it's no big deal,no snow,so far. Just a little on the cool side.Wind is blowing and drying things out.This time it's a cold wind.A few weeks back it was a nice warm wind. We've had a few small storms,but long gone now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on March 26, 2011, 03:39:04 PM
Spring has sprung here, right back into winter  :(.  We have around six inches of snow so far and it's suppose to keep up till 7 tonight.  I was really enjoying the nice weather before this started.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on March 26, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
Dry here and windy.  Highs in the 70's, lows in the low 50's.  The whole state in under a burn ban.  There are a number of wildfires down Tom's way.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: northwoods1 on March 27, 2011, 09:05:48 AM
-7 here this morning... new record low since 1889...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bill m on March 27, 2011, 09:13:34 AM
Cold here this morning also for this time of year 15 deg. . High of 33 , guess the sap is not going to run today. :( :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2011, 10:03:35 AM
Similar here Bill.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on March 27, 2011, 01:01:33 PM
And now that global warming is over, we will maybe hear about the ice age coming?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
Nope, I just took the new sled out for a run. Went a quarter mile before the long walk back up. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on March 29, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
About ten days ago we were somewhere in the 60's now we're back to this

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I was really liking the 60* weather, and so weren't they.

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 :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 29, 2011, 04:32:21 PM
42 here today, been sunny here for most of the month now. Odd flurry at night that never added up to anything. Rain and snow mix for Saturday one report says. It's very slow melting here, but I can notice it dropping every day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on March 29, 2011, 06:41:04 PM
We also got ~2" of new snow the night before last, sandhills.  And the roads had been mostly clean.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on March 29, 2011, 07:23:14 PM
It's been snowing here all day but you wouldn't know by lookin at the ground.  Melting as fast as it falls. Had a high of about 33 F today and it's still only 29.3 F now. Forecast is for the same kind of temps but no snow for the rest of this week and into next week.  We need a slow melt this spring to prevent as much flooding but don't need it this snow.  At this rate we won't be able to put crops in until the end of May or into June and would limit the types of crops put in. Who knows..... most farmers may not even get a crop put in this year with having record amounts of moisture and nowhere for it to go. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: trapper on March 29, 2011, 08:38:56 PM
just south of Dang tonight and it is too hot.  Air conditioner on in the motel and working up a sweat just looking at the forum. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on March 30, 2011, 07:52:07 AM
the weather guy says big snow storm coming.....a foot or more and maybe another next week. went snowmobiling monday. stratton to rangley still 3 to 4 ft up there. talking to a guy in rangley said last he knew over 3ft on ice on the lake
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on March 30, 2011, 07:53:31 AM
the weather guy says big snow storm coming.....a foot or more and maybe another next week. went snowmobiling monday. stratton to rangley still 3 to 4 ft up there. talking to a guy in rangley said last he knew over 3ft on ice on the lake

Where are you located?????

Bruce
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on March 30, 2011, 08:22:55 AM
We have had a northeast wind for better then a week, nothing colder then that in our area. The wheat got top dressed yesturday because there was frost in the ground. For sure I am ready for warm weather !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on March 30, 2011, 04:06:31 PM
the weather guy says big snow storm coming.....a foot or more and maybe another next week. went snowmobiling monday. stratton to rangley still 3 to 4 ft up there. talking to a guy in rangley said last he knew over 3ft on ice on the lake

Where are you located?????

Bruce
maine
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on March 30, 2011, 04:17:16 PM
Are you anywhere near Rangeley, ME ?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on March 30, 2011, 04:28:36 PM
a bit over a 100 miles. 15miles inland from the coast. was in rangley monday snowmobiling. its still winter up there or more like mid winter
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 30, 2011, 05:51:01 PM
The weatherman in Presque Isle, Maine said the storm was going to be pretty low impact up here and what came was going to be gone by the end of it because it's going to be 40 degrees.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on March 31, 2011, 07:00:24 AM
The weatherman in Presque Isle, Maine said the storm was going to be pretty low impact up here and what came was going to be gone by the end of it because it's going to be 40 degrees.
        most of the state it says 8 to 15" with high winds   way north a little less
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on March 31, 2011, 07:18:21 AM
45 this morning in Central Mississippi.   Brrrrrrrrr.  It was in the 80's last week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on March 31, 2011, 08:05:51 AM
 I have less than a foot in the fields. Just up the road from me the fields are bare.No snowmobling around here today.I'm about 45 minutes from Rangeley area.Even 15 minutes from me I can see the difference.I travel about 45 minutes south from here to Auburn.Not much snow at all. Took the wife about 45 minutes past work,Portland,hardly any snow at all.More snow is coming, depends on the storm track.May is not to far off.Sure not like last year at this time. No snow,no mud,all dry and temps in the 60's day after day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: 240b on March 31, 2011, 11:36:03 AM
The weather radio sounds like a broken record... snow, light snow and chance of rain, a chance of snow ,snow, light snow 8-12".  this is starting to get really old.. we still have 2' in the woods.  the roads are in this state of semi froze mud. The town had the grader out trying to smooth up the worst of it  so they can plow the foot of wet "stuff" in the morning.  if this keeps up I am have to get some of those depression pills.....   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on March 31, 2011, 11:50:16 AM
We just had a tornado blast through at 70 mph with 102 mph winds! It's in Tampa bay now rechargeing over the water. South Tampa's about to get smacked.
Been raining all week.

Just saying so I can point back at this post one day to prove I don't always brag about our weather and to state it's not always sunny and hot in Florida. It is though 77 degrees.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 31, 2011, 08:57:57 PM
Not much snow in Bangor, Maine today, maybe 4-6" in the woods and some areas nothing. It was 50 F down there and probably 48 up here. Too darn warm to snow.

Yeah Cfarm, we was cutting brush 3rd week of April last spring, won't this year.

Had no fire since 6:00 am this morning and don't intend to have one before 6:00am tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on March 31, 2011, 09:04:09 PM
the key word is ......was 50.......36 and dropping now. just looked at the radar intellacast has a pretty good one. its in color green for rain blue for snow. its turned to blue in mass
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 31, 2011, 09:29:18 PM
Great .. more snow is all I need, have lots of room to put it  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 31, 2011, 10:50:23 PM
Suppose to be 40 tomorrow.  ::) I thought ice melted above 32. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on March 31, 2011, 10:59:58 PM
15cm forcasted for here tomorow ...  http://www.meteomedia.com/weather/caqc0332 (http://www.meteomedia.com/weather/caqc0332)  this will bring up my local weather forcast.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on April 01, 2011, 05:24:38 AM
32 and snowing 12"+ coming
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodhauler on April 01, 2011, 05:33:23 AM
32 and snowing 12"+ coming
Get out and earn some of that money you made this winter! You know that you got rich plowing this year :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2011, 06:23:55 AM
33 here at this hour, and not a snowflake in sight. Getting warmer as the day progresses. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 01, 2011, 07:17:09 AM
32  and snowing. Great snow for making snowmen,snowballs and forts.  ;D I don't have to go to work until Monday so I can watch the snow come down.did look odd to see everything white again. May is not far off.Last year temps were in the 60's just about everyday,which is not normal for this area.Was talking to a 30 year old at work and he can't remember it snowing in April.Almost had to give him a "I had to walk to school 10 miles up hill both way" speech.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2011, 07:57:24 AM
IN 2007 we had 20" at the end of April, in 2008 it never stopped snowing until the end of April. Was he away back then? :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2011, 09:44:47 AM
37 degrees and steadily climbing, no sign of anything white in the air. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on April 01, 2011, 10:24:12 AM

 Its snowing  ::)   again/still/more/ ::) 

 Raider, hope that the tornado did not do too much damage , we can yap all we want about the weather but when it turns sour like that it ain't no fun for nobody.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2011, 12:13:12 PM
Been snow in the air here for the last 20 minutes, doesn't look bad so far, pretty sparse and it's mild. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on April 01, 2011, 12:36:09 PM
-9 F this morning.  *grumble*
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on April 01, 2011, 01:59:03 PM
Tornado's and heavy rain yesterday.
Today sunshine and a brisk 74.

Tomorrow I'll be in Tennessee   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 01, 2011, 02:39:17 PM
Just went out and shoveled a path for the dog and cat.Looks like 10 inches of that white stuff so far.Has not stopped yet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2011, 04:06:47 PM
It looks a lot nastier here now, but maybe 1-1/2 inches so far. Snow plow just went bye.

Who ticked the big guy off up stair? :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on April 01, 2011, 09:25:30 PM
15" so far done for the nite start again at 3am
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodhauler on April 02, 2011, 01:50:31 AM
15" so far done for the nite start again at 3am
This storm is got to be the worst one to drive in this year! Did you tear up much stuff plowing snowstorm? Must have been a tuff one on the dirt roads!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on April 02, 2011, 04:11:32 AM
ya it wasnt much fun. rt3 was shut down for a while
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 02, 2011, 04:45:10 AM
I'm staying indoors.  :-X :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 02, 2011, 09:03:43 AM
Probaly about a foot here,foot too much.  ;D  Stopped in the night some time.Only got a few inches after I went out.Good thing too or we would of got another foot. Have to blow the drive way out now. Not going to be to fussy with it.It's not like it's January here.Trees are sticky with snow.This will keep me inside for today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on April 02, 2011, 04:01:05 PM
 I decided not to deal with it  :) I put my chef hat on and did some saussages and started to smoke them after they had dried some. It was sunny and that can take care of the snow.  I ain't got no-wheres I need be other then beside my smoker taking in the aroma.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 02, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
Had 5 or 6 inches here and I'm letting it melt. ;D  40F here now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 08, 2011, 01:37:05 PM
Sun is out nice and strong.This snow is melting slow.That rock I check on when I cross the bridge is still above water,not even wet,yet.Warmer weather is coming. Just read in the paper that still have alot of snow in the North,45 minutes form here.If that melts fast,look out.River is all clear of ice,so it will move right along to the ocean.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 08, 2011, 02:18:06 PM
Cold here, only in the 30's in the shade. Maybe 50 in direct sun, but I don't see much water today. :D Suppose to get into 50's and maybe 60 by mid week. About time, this month has been as cold as March so far.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 08, 2011, 02:35:13 PM
It's only 38 F here but the snow is slowly dissappearing.  Creeks are finally starting to run a bit.  Sounds like the temps are supposed to hit in the 50-55 F area this weekend.  Flooding will happen around here like crazy if these temps hit. 

A friend of mine was flying in his plane yesterday and said that it looks funny in some of the areas where they are sand bagging to stop flood waters.  He said it kinda looks like a bunch of maggots along the waters edges.   :D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on April 08, 2011, 05:55:05 PM
Finally it seems like spring is in the air.  The snow is melting and the sun is out.  +6 C here today
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 08, 2011, 06:35:11 PM
Well I guess no water much because of sublimation. It's turning to vapour.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 08, 2011, 11:13:11 PM
No water.... yeah right :D  We have so much water built up from last year that it has nowhere to go. A couple of us are getting ready for a canoe trip down one of the creeks if we can all get together at the same time.  We plan on getting it on video which will prob be a good laugh as we seem to turn into a bunch of teenagers when we get together.  The way its looking the creeks will possibly be running full bore by early next week.... especially if we get the rain the weathergoof is calling for.  ;) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 10, 2011, 10:02:47 PM
Wonderful weather here,in the 60's.I'm outside cutting fire wood,in a t shirt.Still snow in the woods,but I sink to the bottom now.Up by the house where I bring the wood up too is soft.But I'll smooth it out in the summer.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on April 15, 2011, 01:43:26 PM
STINKS!!!  More snow  ::) I know it won't last long but this is supposed to be spring  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on April 15, 2011, 02:43:45 PM
We are having a full day of weather events traveling through today.  The weather guy has been talking non-stop alternating between what is coming and showing tornado damage from what has already happened.

So far, we have dodged the bullet with most of the bad stuff sliding North of us.  Wheeew.   :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 15, 2011, 04:08:24 PM
I bet it ain't 60 degrees down Maine today. :D

She snubbed up after a rain a couple days ago. Rain and wind for Sunday I guess.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 15, 2011, 04:48:24 PM
Rubber boots do no good around here.  Alot of places Chest Waders are useless too.  ::)  Flooding to no end in this province.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 15, 2011, 05:03:03 PM
Are you flooded out Coon, or are you on high ground? I have a 22 foot canoe here and an Evenrude if you need it. Keep warm and dry out there. ;)

I thought you guys had drought out there for 2 years?  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on April 15, 2011, 06:30:48 PM
The drought was mostly west of Coon - like - here,eh?

But I got 2" of wet snow today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 16, 2011, 07:48:48 AM
I can't see that rock now.Rained here one day last week than rained another day.That brought the water level up some.It was 22 here last night. Temps are a bit lower than what they was last week. That will slow down the snow melt,which might be a good thing. Snow is all gone around here in the open.Worked for 4 days this week,have not been out in the woods. I know there is still some there,but has to be real soft now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on April 19, 2011, 10:19:31 AM
Started snowing about an hour or so ago. We were planting corn at this time last year.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/212/DSCN0316.JPG)

Came with thunder and lightening.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 19, 2011, 12:58:44 PM
SD we are not too terribly bad right here but every direction around us is flooding bigtime.  The Quapelle Valley has more water in it right now than they have had in over a hundred years.  I have to travell through the valley tomorrow to go to Regina so I will stop for some picture taking that will open up some eyes.  :D  One area in the valley had water levels rise by over 8 feet in less than 24 hrs.  :o  The snow we had this past weekend didn't help matters either. 

I am thinking of building a set of pontoons for pickmeupmtruck to make it a floater. Add on a couple of outboards onto the back bumper and we'll be ready for anything.  :D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: timerover51 on April 19, 2011, 07:56:36 PM
In northeastern Illinois, we had 3 inches of wet, heavy snow Sunday night through Monday morning.  Now it is about 34 outside, with intermittent cold rain.  I am wondering if my calendar is correct that it is April 19th.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 20, 2011, 08:38:36 AM
Hasn't hit here yet, but 3-6" expected today, more with elevation.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on April 20, 2011, 11:08:56 AM
Came through here last night.  Forecast was 8".  I don't think we got more than 5". If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snows bring?  I don't have a clue, but I'm tired of looking at white stuff.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on April 20, 2011, 03:00:34 PM
Rough weather in NE MS this morning. Started about 0330, lightening strikes, 50 to 60 MPH straight winds. My Vol FD called out at 0445 to assist with clearing trees from highway. No major damage to any homes, few trees on houses with minor damage. Only minor power line damage, mainly service lines to houses. I have a 24" red oak across my dog pen, no buildings damaged. Still have another front approaching with half-dollar to baseball size hail ptredicted south of my place. I think I will stay hunkered down today, sawmill will have to wait.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 20, 2011, 09:44:00 PM
We got no water in Saskatchewan eh?   

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12427/2783/100_0970.JPG)

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12427/2783/100_0972.JPG)

This is the Ft Qu'apelle Valley and there is normally only a small creek running across the highway that is maybe 50 feet wide.  Right now if it weren't for the bridge you wouldn't know where it was.  :D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 20, 2011, 10:00:40 PM
The road looks dry.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on April 20, 2011, 10:24:04 PM
Is there any reason to put the fences out in the lake?  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on April 20, 2011, 11:12:54 PM
Helps keep the fish off the roads  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 21, 2011, 12:57:50 AM
We use the barbed wire on the fences to snag our fish.  :D  Heck we could probably fish right out the window of the car. Do a little bit of trolling.  :D  Saw a couple nice northern pike swimming around while I was taking pictures.  ;D  The camera was acting all screwy lewey on me otherwise I'da had more pics.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 23, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
A cold rain here now with a cold wind too. Temps have not been all that warm. Still snow out in the woods here and there.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on April 23, 2011, 12:02:47 PM
We were on track to have the coldest April on record. Beautiful sunny morning, weatherman says 19C later in the day further up the valley, that's about 65 for the guys south of us, ;D. Back to rain tomorrow. Sigh.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 23, 2011, 01:13:50 PM
52 here today, wind, no rain yet but it's coming I guess. A lot cooler than last spring.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodhauler on April 23, 2011, 02:38:30 PM
Freaking snowing here again!!!Had about enough of this crap!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 23, 2011, 03:56:16 PM
Rain just started here, but temp has dropped to 38F.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 23, 2011, 04:21:17 PM
Been beautiful weather here the las couple of days.  Temp is sitting about 48 F right now and is slowly climbing.  The weather geek is saying that we will have temps here about 65 F on Monday.  ;D  Hope these winds keep blowing too, we need the drying action.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 23, 2011, 04:25:59 PM
We got under an inch of white on that Wednesday storm, but has been cold wind since although sunny. Friday was nice and today was sunny in the morning, cleaned the shop out, now rain with a little mixed in snow for good measure. :D ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 23, 2011, 05:46:35 PM
You can keep that weather SD.  I don't want to have to grow webbed feet because we got too much water.   :D  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 23, 2011, 08:32:37 PM
We hit 90 degrees here.  Hot and humid already.  Makes for sweaty sawing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on April 23, 2011, 08:58:18 PM
8" of rain the last 24 hours and another big blob on its way.  Rain forecast for the next 4 days.  Even the rocks are getting soggy.   I would think we are headed for the rainiest April ever.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on April 23, 2011, 09:08:24 PM
woodhauler,you need to move to the South.   ;D We saw some snow,but only for a few minutes. Just rain here. We got some hail a few days back.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 24, 2011, 05:07:22 AM
The ground is still bare this morning, relatively speaking at least and temps in the 40's before daylight.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on April 26, 2011, 08:57:59 AM
Rain Rain go away!   go_away

Still waiting to get into the fields to plant.  >:(   Last year, by this date, we were already done planting.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on April 26, 2011, 09:03:31 AM
Another storm blasted through this morning, and we have another coming tomorrow.  I'm glad that I finished sawing that job yesterday.  Thanks for the Debarker, those logs were muddy.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: LeeB on April 26, 2011, 10:39:48 AM
Sunshine for the first time in days this morning. We've had about 15 inches in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on April 26, 2011, 01:41:45 PM
I'm going to try and squeeze in an Oak saw job tomorrow morning between storms.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: LeeB on April 26, 2011, 07:27:57 PM
So much nfor sunshine. The thunder bumpers are at it again. Calling for another 3-6 inches tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 26, 2011, 08:29:17 PM
All the rain is somewhere else.  We are bone dry.  My garden is looking pitiful unless you like nut grass  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 26, 2011, 09:50:37 PM
It's not bone dry here, but I'll tell ya the fields are drying out fast, only a puddle unless it's fed by melting snow still. I could drive up to the woodlot today, but walked the 3 mile round trip from the pavement to where the old house used to stand at the end of the public access. I saw a fresh bear track, a small bear it was, and several geese a mallard and the woods are full of snipes as usual this time of year.

Suppose to be a wet week here, but not a drop yet. But things change fast around here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on April 27, 2011, 12:28:18 PM
Shhhhh, don't tell Mother Nature but, we have been having some beautiful spring weather the last few days.  :D  It's already about 57 F and they are calling for a high of about 70 for today.   8)  8)  That is beautiful for here this time of the year.  With any luck in about a week or so I will be able to fetch my rubber boots outta da mud.  ::) laugh_at    help_me


Someone just sent me this link for this video.  Where this was filmed is less than 30 miles from us here.  Nah, we don't have any water around here.  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4u5bjW4tOE&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on April 27, 2011, 02:45:29 PM

 We had alot of rain fall last night and that caused the snow in the moutain behind me to melt, now the river is up and has covered the fields here again this year. This may be even more water then a week ago ...  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 27, 2011, 04:10:46 PM
We only got 1/4" from early morning until noon. Not very hot though, only 43F. Makes for mighty slow snow melting. ::) Still snow on the north side of the house.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on April 27, 2011, 04:37:31 PM
I dread summer.
Had to change my well pump again when I got home last night.
It is the 5th one in 18 years. ::) 
Finished at 8:45.  It was 90 degrees.
Today feels like 100 and this is only the beginning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on April 27, 2011, 04:56:12 PM
MM, did you have to take cover from the storms today? Alabama is getting hit hard now. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 27, 2011, 08:39:37 PM
91 degrees here today.  Bad storms to the west, though.  Some bad stuff going on in North Alabama and Northwest Georgia.  Maybe we will get a drop of rain without a tornado  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on April 27, 2011, 09:22:13 PM
I don't know how it was down in Magic land, but in North east Miss...it was an awful day...I got called in two hours early....25 to 30 fairly large trees...pine and oak down acrous #25 highway just south of the Tenn. line.....before we could even get the road open we are told to head to the south end of the county to the town of Belmont as soon as we can.....a tornado had hit there probably about the same time..and did quite a bit of damage there....got the roads open ...no major clean up done....got home almost got supper ate and got called back out again...thankfully just one big tree had blown across the hwy...we cut it back out of the road ...clean up will take weeks.....just south of here a small community called Smithville was hard hit as well ....we have a member fairly close to it...hope he is well.....8 people died in Miss today according to the weather chanell....Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on April 27, 2011, 09:47:46 PM
Banjo picker, thats sad to hear all those people had to be taken from us. There sure has been a lot of this, this year. With the fires, floods and storms we have had a plenty to go around for a long time. will be glad to see some settled weather again. Hope your family is ok, bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on April 28, 2011, 07:36:55 AM
I just heard the death toll in this state has risen to over 30 with just yesterdays storms...Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on April 28, 2011, 07:49:39 AM
Thankfully the storms slid North of me.  There was a lot of "red and purple" weather that crossed my Tree Farm, but I haven't been over to check it.

I have a County Forestry Ass'n Director's meeting this morning and then will be sawing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Banjo picker on April 28, 2011, 08:48:30 PM
I did a very small check on my place this afternoon and found one big poplar down...it already had a weak root system....It will come to the mill shortly....Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on April 28, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
190 people killed in the South  :'(. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Woodcarver on April 28, 2011, 09:04:55 PM
After seeing some of the devastation from the storms, I'm afraid that number can only increase as the search and rescue is completed. Everyone in the affected areas will be in my prayers tonight and for some time to come.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 29, 2011, 05:54:07 AM
That's a nasty bit of business. I don't follow the TV news much, but know it ain't fun. I hope summer isn't going to be like this with severe storms every week.  ::) :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on April 30, 2011, 09:15:48 PM
The town of Smithville is 5 miles south of me. There is no town left except one store. My Vol FD, I am the Chief,  was on the scene 50 minutes after the tornado touched down. We chainsawed our way through about 1/4 mile of downed trees. I organized teams for SAR and started clearing building rubble the best we could. Other FD's arrived a few minutes later, we further organized SAR teams and tried to cover the area. Darkness stopped us. Our initial search located an unkown number (to me) of injured. The initial death toll was 13, with 18 missing. I do not know the final counts today, FEMA took over and we were relieved from the mission.  My church, Smithville Baptist and the United Methodist next door was completely destroyed. My pastor and 10 neighbors rode it out in the church basement. 4 of the 5 churches are completely destroyed. We have a tent on the parking lot for services tomorrow. We lost 2 church members with several still in hospitals. Five  members of my wifes WMU group of 7 totally lost their homes. Volunteers from all over the state are working hard to provide meals and assist survivors in spite of the "help" FEMA is providing. They are really interested in having press conferences. I have been using my FD tanker providing water for flushing with since the entire water system is out of service.  Some power was restored today, majority will required complete rebuild. The people will come together and build back, real close  community. Keep us in your prayers. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fishpharmer on April 30, 2011, 09:23:58 PM
wwsjr, we will be praying for you and Smithville.  Let me know if I can do anything to help. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pineywoods on April 30, 2011, 10:32:42 PM
Willie, sure am glad to hear you are OK. Know what you mean about FEMA "help". Just ignore the bureaucrats and do what needs doing..
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on May 01, 2011, 07:00:28 AM
15 dead, 1 missing, and 162 requiring hospital care are the numbers posted this morning. The population of Smithville is about 900. The one church still standing served about 4,000 meals yesterday to residents, law enforcement, utility workers, and volunteers. I have seen donations coming from as far away as Oklahoma City. It is unreal how people come together when the need arises. The regional daily newspaper is at NEMS360.COM, lot of coverage and information. Keep praying for the people of Smithville.

Willie
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Gary_C on May 10, 2011, 03:58:53 PM
Wow!  This wild weather is showing no sign of settling down. Yesterday here in MN it was cold and windy. Maybe up to 55 deg F. Today it's stifiling with a temp of 86.4 right now and it says it feels like 94 deg F. The humidity is so high it's hard to breath. I haven't sweated this much for a long time.

Not really complaining as I like to be warm rather than cold, but this is such a sudden shock.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 10, 2011, 04:34:19 PM
Yesterday was a kinda cool wind. Today it's a cold hard wind and trying to rain on top of that. Was warmer 2 weeks ago than it is now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 10, 2011, 04:56:21 PM
Cold wind driven rain from the NW. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on May 10, 2011, 05:17:50 PM
It was 96F when I came in. Thank goodness none of the crops are up yet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 11, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
95 degrees and bone dry.  What little grass that I have looks like it is dying.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 12, 2011, 05:12:39 AM
Only been mid 50-60's and I think it feels like snow. Today the wind is finally done whistling for a a bit. But wet and cold coming in a couple days again.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on May 12, 2011, 07:27:07 AM
We woke up yesterday morning to 80 and a broken AC unit. Rain came in last night which we really needed and  has cooled it off some. The AC is 10 years old so instead of spending money fixing it we'll have it replaced.

Seems all I've been doing lately is fixing stuff and nothing has been cheap or easy....except for me.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 12, 2011, 09:11:38 PM
 :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 12, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
Sounds like farming to me. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 12, 2011, 11:17:57 PM
Definately a farmer if everything is always broke  and that is including you.  :D   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on May 12, 2011, 11:39:22 PM
We had the second coldest April on record and this month is not looking a lot better. Below average temps and waaaay too much rain.
Apparently, the mountain snow pack is 40% above average, if the temps go up in a hurry things could get rough. Some low lying communities are on flood watch. Weather service is predicting a warmer and drier summer than usual, I'll believe that when I see it.
Update: one of the local ski hills is staying open until July 1 fer cryin out loud. :-\ What is this rock we live on coming to?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 13, 2011, 04:41:38 AM
We had flood watches here and maybe still in some areas, but the snow was mostly gone and the ice was all out. This is late for floods. All the major floods I can remember where March and April and sometimes mid winter such as 2006 and 2010 flooding.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: trapper on May 13, 2011, 10:14:33 AM
I do not live in a hilly area but all my life it seams the more snow in the winter the less flooding in the spring. My opinoin on that is the the snow insulates the soil causing it to freeze less alowing the snowmelt to soak in rather than run off.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 17, 2011, 07:14:05 AM
Been raining here off and on for the last 3 days. Starting to get better now. I can work outside for a while without getting soaking wet. Before I would just think about going out and it would start to rain again. Not getting a big amount of rain either.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 17, 2011, 02:21:38 PM
Hasn't rained here inover a week and temps are just beautiful.  The wind on the otherhand is something else.  ::)  Farmers around here are full bore seeding and going around every pothole with standing water.  I talked to one farmer last night and he was saying that on one of his quarters of land  it took over four times to seed it.  Out of 155 open acres he says that he got in less than 70 acres and was stuck 15 times.  He might have me come and sit as a stand by just for pulling equipment out.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 17, 2011, 02:39:39 PM
This recent wet stretch started Saturday and won't be over until after Wednesday at the latest. I did manage to get the lawn mowed yesterday and a load of furnace wood hauled. When the guy backed up to unload I could here the squish of wet soil. He knew not to show today. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on May 17, 2011, 03:27:12 PM
It has been raining off and own since snowmelt. Never a dry day. Everytime you think it's drying up, it rains again.

Not a single farmer in this part of the state has got a seed in the ground. Today it isn't just rain, temps are below 50. Tried to drive the tractor across the field (thought it was dry enough), bad idea. Nearly got stuck, left ruts about 2 feet deep. Can't go anywhere without leaving ruts or picking up mud.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 17, 2011, 03:44:31 PM
I never get a cold, but I have one now since Saturday.  ::) That's why I'm near the computer and keeping dry. I ain't going out in cold wet with this dose. And I've got 400 plus acres to mark for thinning.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 17, 2011, 04:00:33 PM
But I thought "Swamp Donkeys" loved water.  ;)  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 17, 2011, 04:07:19 PM
Someone is look'n for a good dunk'n. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: trapper on May 17, 2011, 07:56:34 PM
farmers able to get on fields for the first time yesterday.  no rain and has been windy for two days .  rain forcast again for tomorrow afternoon
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 17, 2011, 10:03:18 PM
We are averaging out your rain here.  Bone dry.  No rain for 6 weeks.  Bad start to the growing season, real bad start.  Seems like the growing season is screwed either way, too wet or bone dry.  Go figure.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on May 17, 2011, 10:54:27 PM
I figure they'll be planting winter wheat by the time it drys up.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 18, 2011, 12:30:50 AM
Hope the weather holds here for a while too.  With the warm and windy weather that we have been getting the farmer could still get the majority of the crops in the ground around here, it's just that some of the bigger guys will have to run two shifts and work around the clock. 

I finally got my garden put in today.   ;D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 18, 2011, 05:15:50 AM
On average, we are probably only a week behind on the fields. It's raining this morning. But suppose to see sun this afternoon and the rest of the week. And warmer. The soil is only 40 degrees, with no sun.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 18, 2011, 08:48:14 PM
It is raining 13 year cicadas in Middle Georgia  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 19, 2011, 04:13:17 AM
Finally the frogs had some relief from the cold yesterday and came out to sing love songs. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on May 19, 2011, 07:46:08 AM
1" of rain last night, almost 4" since Friday. >:(  I'm working in a lake sail_smiley, my yard is a mud hole.  I'm trying to send this weather to someone who needs it. go_away

Nick
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on May 22, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
Check out the weather channel and local news of the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo about 2 hours ago. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on May 22, 2011, 09:32:44 PM
Paul Case lives just a very few miles SW of Joplin.  My prayer is that he and his family is OK.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on May 22, 2011, 10:20:24 PM
MM, i am sure he is ok. The storm was a few miles northeast of him, but he could have had some bad winds. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on May 22, 2011, 10:28:44 PM
The maps seem to be showing the damage in maybe the Northern or NW portion of Joplin.  Maybe we will hear from him, but I'm sure that his mind is on more important things now.  Hang tough Paul.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on May 22, 2011, 10:34:39 PM
MM, it was on 26th street west of range line drive. At this time 24 have been taken from us, bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 22, 2011, 11:39:47 PM
good here.
not so good in joplin.
no damage on the case ranch as of yet. local stations are reporting the tornado touched down west of joplin and went west to east crossing 3 major thorough fares and then I44. no word on even an estimated fatality count but certianly thousands of homes destroyed. we will be lucky if there arent that many killed from this big twister.dillons grocery store, walmart, home depot, st.  johns hospital, pizza hut, at least 4 gas stations, academy sports store and joplin high school were all a total loss as far as i can tell from pictures from there. slow moving(25mph) and wide (1 mile) and high winded(100mph) all come together to be quite devastating.
we have had a tornado warning box on us all day. it has been 3 years since an f4-5 went 2 miles to the south of us. not long enough.

we were in church when it happened. only heavy rain and hail there. everyone with a phone already was getting messages by the time church let out about the tornado.
i suppose tomorow i will call again to some folks i know and try to get to help some folks in need.
thanks for your  concern.
pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 23, 2011, 12:16:06 AM
just got word that my best friends dad, Gene, was at church services in joplin next to the high school when the storm hit. 2 people from that church were killed and Gene was hospitalized. they took him to the other hospital in joplin which is in the debris zone. i would go to him tonight but i am quite certian that  i couldnt get there. my best friend is a joplin police officer and they cant seem to get ahold of him.  i hope all of this will look better in the daylight tomorow, but i am afraid it wont. all i can do for now is pray and hope. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on May 23, 2011, 12:52:02 AM
Praying for all you folks also and hope it looks better in the daylight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on May 23, 2011, 08:16:17 AM
Good to hear that all is OK with you Paul.  My prayers are for the suffering.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on May 23, 2011, 09:49:58 AM
PC, glad everything is good at the Case farm. Sorry to hear about your friends though. Sorry for all whom lost lives and the injured. Will be thinking about you all and hope you all the best, bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 23, 2011, 09:55:19 AM
my friend tx me a little while ago, Gene and his wife are both ok just have broken bones but very much alive and have been released from the hospital.
meanwhile more heavy rain for today will hamper any relief efforts.
pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 23, 2011, 04:14:23 PM
It's only in the upper 40's today, glad I have all next winter's wood at the house. Need heat, build fire.  :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 23, 2011, 06:23:29 PM
i tried this earlier and the storm cut me off.
we have had a good washing today. i am sure it slowed down relief efforts. twc's doppler indicates that we have had 11'' of rain in less than 24 hours. most of that was today since 8 am.
serious cloud to ground lightening has kept me away from the mill most of the day. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 23, 2011, 07:44:02 PM
Keep your head down and your eyes and ears open. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on May 23, 2011, 08:35:35 PM
Our prayers to all that need them this evening , we had storms again tonight 3/4 inch of rain. Corn planting may not happen here this spring.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Larry on May 23, 2011, 08:46:36 PM
Emptied the rain gauge twice today.  It runs over with 5".  From whats falling now, I dont think it will make it till morning.

In our new house Kathy's closet is actually a tornado shelter disguised as a closet.  I never finished building the door for it...she made that my number one priority yesterday.  I got too many number one priorities.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 23, 2011, 10:45:09 PM
maybe i could get cathy to put on your list to come put the door on the storm shelter in my new 2 year old house. anita might appreciate it. ;D   pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 24, 2011, 12:32:13 PM
Y'all should have renewed motivation, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 24, 2011, 02:23:03 PM
Motivation for me will be them pay cheques. :D Gotta work in the rain since it's going to be wet the rest of the week anyway, but a little warmer.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tyb525 on May 24, 2011, 05:46:50 PM
Just when it seems like it's gonna dry up, it pours. probably 2 inches in half an hour.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on May 25, 2011, 12:58:21 AM
Hope you folks down in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are fairing OK tonight, so far just thunderstorms here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 25, 2011, 06:22:52 AM
Sun is out nice and bright. Seems like we have not seen the sun to really amount too much all month. Weather man said it's been 288 days since we had temps in the 70's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 25, 2011, 10:11:48 AM
made it past one more here. just heavy rain. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on May 25, 2011, 11:23:13 AM
My parents-in-law dodged the bullet.  The fatal tornado in Arkansas hit about 3 miles from their place.  They have no power/phones right now but we managed to speak with them briefly.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 25, 2011, 05:30:45 PM
We've had several 70 degree days up here, but they don't stick around. The sun disappears and it rains and turns cold for 4 days. :D Was warm today, woods was wet in the a.m., so I wore rain gear. I was hot when the sun got warm. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: semologger on May 25, 2011, 10:15:13 PM
I am getting tired of this weather here in southeast mo. If its not flooding now we are dealing with twisters. One hit around 5 miles from the house today and another around 15 miles. Nobody hurt i think. The flooding  in wasnt to bad for me living in the hills. But twisters are another story. We need it to dry up and the humidity to go down. Soon as you think you can get out in the woods and get some wood to the mill here comes more rain. Southeast Missouri Rain forest around here now days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 26, 2011, 01:59:57 AM
Swamp, so in other words you are saying if it's not wet outside then it's wet on the inside.  ;)  :D  I bet you felt like a drowned rat after a while.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 26, 2011, 03:54:00 AM
I always carry a change of clothes for the ride home.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bibbyman on May 26, 2011, 05:41:23 AM
I am getting tired of this weather here in southeast mo. If its not flooding now we are dealing with twisters. One hit around 5 miles from the house today and another around 15 miles. Nobody hurt i think. The flooding  in wasnt to bad for me living in the hills. But twisters are another story. We need it to dry up and the humidity to go down. Soon as you think you can get out in the woods and get some wood to the mill here comes more rain. Southeast Missouri Rain forest around here now days.

We've got four loads of logs in so far this year.  Two of them were in January when it froze enough for the loggers to get to logs they'd cut last fall and couldn't get out. 

We got another 2" of rain yesterday and were under three tornado watches at one time.  Flood warnings now.  Missouri river has flooded some secondary roads.  One front hit awful hard at our place about 2:00 pm.  Large steam through our farm is running bank full. Two nephews reported seeing tornados north of us.  They were 20 miles apart - maybe the same tornado - maybe from the same system?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on May 26, 2011, 06:54:18 AM
We needed rain. We finally got it. About 3 inches of rain in the last two days. Seems like the tornadoes split and went around us. Mostly to the east and south,and some out in central Kansas. The Kansas river is suddenly way up. When it is up that much, that usually means they opened the reservoirs. Surprised they did that with all the flooding on the Miss. They usually hold it back until things calm down downstream. Also got some baseball sized hail. Guess if there is a silver lining the roofing contractors and siding contractors will be busy.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on May 26, 2011, 09:37:31 AM
bibby,
i think that is the same system that came through my neck of the woods on tuesday evening . it produced a few funnel clouds. it is the one that produced an f5 tornado at elreno ok. very dangerous storms that tore up a lot of stuff and killed a few people. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 26, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
Farmers have been going gang busters that last two days planting. Been a couple 70's days. Drizzle for the next three. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 27, 2011, 01:48:35 AM
Some of the big farmers have wrapped up seeding around here, but most are still moving like their arses are on fire.  :D   The big farmers that I worked for a couple of falls ago finished up seeding today...... they farm 13,000 acres but had three large air seeders going full tilt-a-whirl.  Pretty sure the acreage is down a bit as most low spots are full of water.  Calling for rain here for the next three days or so.  ::) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 27, 2011, 06:28:31 AM
It's no big deal to still be planting in June in NB. This isn't any unusual event.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on May 27, 2011, 09:24:30 AM
We needs lots of rain here in eastern Alberta. Haven't had spit since the snow melted and there was very little moisture in that. There is a cloud of dust on every farm where they are seeding, most are pretty well done now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on May 27, 2011, 12:35:04 PM
Sounds like you got some coming your way Sprucegum.  It just started to slowly rain here about twenty mins ago.  The majority of it is supposed to be west and south of here. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2011, 09:41:39 AM
Planted some garden today: onion, beets, carrots, spinach. Will plant the rest in two weeks I think. We had 8/10" rain in the night.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2011, 06:12:57 PM
There has been flood warnings and thunder storm warning in central Maine for the last 2 days. Comes up on the TV screen.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on May 28, 2011, 08:38:17 PM
That was for the Kennebec River.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on May 30, 2011, 06:20:23 PM
Hay fields here are under two feet of water :-\  I hope the weather dries out somew and lets the grass grow, really need some sun for a few weeks.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 30, 2011, 08:30:08 PM
Was wet all weekend, but the sun came out this morning and dried stuff out and sun tomorrow to. Was about 78 degrees I think. I was late getting back from the woods to the car and ran out of water (bottle in my vest pocket). Time just seems to fly bye too fast when your in the woods.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on May 30, 2011, 09:46:22 PM

Salt Lake City just broke the record for the most rain in May--ever.

(At least since they started keeping records.)

Snowbird is going to stay open until July 4th.

We are already having flooding. It will probably get much worse.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on May 30, 2011, 09:54:01 PM
Doug,

The desert has moved to Middle Georgia  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 02, 2011, 06:16:02 AM
We was on a tornado watch yesterday afternoon. That is real odd. Global warming.  ::)  I had hail around 9am yesterday. Probaly a big as the end of your little finger. Had a storm in the morning and another storm,just a shower around 4 in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on June 02, 2011, 01:24:04 PM
Have you ever seen on the news where there is flooding and a bunch of vehicles are under water? You ever find yourself thinking " what's wrong with those people that they can't even move their vehicles when the water is rising.?"

This morning I waded through about 3 foot of backed up Kansas River water to help get a skidder moved to dry ground. At least it didn't get to the transmissions. There was up to 10 inches of rain in Central Kansas overnight.  Got close to 3 here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 02, 2011, 04:11:42 PM
Yesterday had about five seconds of sleet, and in the evening a fast moving thunderstorm, not severe and the winds even where light, 4/100" of an inch. Today about 5 seconds of rain drops, colder though. Was 78 yesterday, more like 65 today and it was 61 before daylight. Sky was clear this am, darkened up by noon with sunny breaks.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on June 02, 2011, 06:20:09 PM
Finally got a light shower here in beautiful downtown Lloydminster last night. I hope we got some up at the woodlot as well, that's 2 hours Northwest of here though so slim chance. Probably still have fire banns on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 10, 2011, 06:45:42 AM
Hail almost the size of golf balls only about 40 minutes from me in Augusta. Have heard about some in Readfield,only 20 minutes from me but no pictures or no one I know has told me. The stepson take a picture of some of the hail. Stepson car are some dings in it now,20-30. Granddaughter got caught in it going to work,broke her windshield. :( We had a thunder storm here,nothing real bad,all over in 20 minutes.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on June 10, 2011, 12:32:02 PM
We are getting summer-like weather here.   8)   8)  Temps not too hot and a nice breeze blowing.  What crops are in the ground are coming along nicely as there is plenty of subsoil moisture.  Some areas further north from here are starting to get pretty dry. 

I went past the Quill Lakes yesterday.  If you look on a map you can see that there are three lakes.  The lake furthest to the west is Big Quill Lake, then you have Mud Lake in the middle then Little Quill Lake to the east..... well sorta..... they are all one huge lake now.....   :D 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 10, 2011, 12:52:55 PM
Monday and Tuesday of this week it was close to 90 here and now its in the 50's. Last night and the night before lows were in the upper 30's. Wonderful weather. haha
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on June 10, 2011, 04:13:10 PM
21 degrees (Celsius) here today...I forgot to update though that last Friday night we got snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 10, 2011, 07:02:34 PM
21 degrees (Celsius) here today...I forgot to update though that last Friday night we got snow.

Yeah in Whitecourt, Alberta it put a stand still on the tree planting with a foot of snow. :D


It was hot for 3 days and we had 1.5 inches of rain here Wednesday, but some places had 2.5 inches, then another 2 or 3 last night. The main river is red with silt. Funny right here at the house we never got any storm last night, but the lightning was so bad elsewhere it was interfering with the phone lines and power would flicker. The modem was all static and couldn't connect online. Wasn't doing anything here and thought the modem was gone hewy, but the PC diagnostic said the computer was fine.

Thursday was still muggy as it was like a greenhouse in the woods. Today was 68 F and a breeze kept the flies away. The pine was shedding pollen and it was like a dust storm in the yard. :D

I like coolness, thank you very much!! ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 10, 2011, 11:06:56 PM
Hot.  Very hot.  No measurable rain here, not even 1/10th since April 4th.  Heading into the third month with NO rain.  Other places are floating away.  Crazy.

My poor garden is surviving on my well pump.  Poor well pump.  I am glad to hear that other people are having some decent weather.  It helps to balance things out and to keep the Earth from spinning out of the Solar System  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 11, 2011, 06:44:01 AM
Here's the picture of the hail storm a few post back.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/thecfarmhailstorm2011.png)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 11, 2011, 07:41:10 AM
My uncle said he saw a car the other day all beat to heck with hail dents.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on June 19, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10100/2866/DSC00009.JPG)


Had a little blow down in our front yard.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 19, 2011, 02:32:04 PM
I think all of Georgia's water is up here, just had another 2" this weekend. I looked out at one field in a thunderstorm and it was all water. It's up on high ground to.  Another field on high ground was a 300 yard wide brook coming into the roadside ditch and down the brook for the fishies. :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ernie on June 19, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
Almost the shortest day and the low last night was 17C and the high, so far, today has been 21C. What a great winter. Sure we've had the odd rather heavy dew but generally it has been fantastic.. It sure is great to be alive in God's wondrous creation.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on June 19, 2011, 04:44:29 PM
Heavy dew, with a chance of tornadoes  :D

Partner tells me our office in New Plymouth is still there, but the radiator shop and plumbing supply place just down the road are missing roofs.

A nice calm night with a bit of a frost might be much less exciting...

Iani
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on June 19, 2011, 07:47:00 PM
I just got in a mere few minutes ago and I feeel like a drowned rat floating down the mighty Mississippi.   :D  I was outside just about finished mowing the lawn when we had a great big thunderous crack of lightening close by followed by sheets of rain and a bit of hail mixed in.  It came down so hard within 30 seconds that my push lawnmower hydrolocked from ingesting so much water.  ;D  I had about two minutes or so left of mowing to do when the rain hit.  I am now left with a small unmowed patch in the middle of my yard.   :D   Now I sit here not ten minutes later and the sun is about to poke out from behind the clouds.  Gotta love those freak thunderstorms that scare the bejesus outta ya with a big crak of lightening.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Scott on June 19, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
Cedarman, hopefully you escaped any structure damages and that it was a near miss.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on June 19, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
Broke 2 cedar boards on the railing is all.  Been there 20 years.  I am glad they weren't oak.  Would have been hard to find a replacement. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 20, 2011, 06:53:25 AM
Now you can sell that tree on Craigslist and retire  ;D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on June 20, 2011, 08:02:32 AM
You would think that since I have a sawmill that I would saw the oak up.  Nope, going to be sold to another mill.  Also, a couple other oaks, poplar, walnut, beech and a few others that the wind took down.  I do not have the markets or the time to chase them to sell lumber.  The only poplar we saw is to make custom pallets to ship our cedar on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 20, 2011, 11:57:15 AM
That is why we call you The CedarMan  :D.  At least you are a Purist, a man after a calling.

One-not-to-be-deterred-by-another-species  8).  That is abbreviated as Ontbdbas.  Soon, you will be as complicated as Tcsmpsi  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on June 20, 2011, 12:30:59 PM
I am glad they call juniperas   Cedar.  Juniperman just doesn't have a ring to it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 20, 2011, 02:18:29 PM
The Juniper sawmill, was nick named Jupiter. But add a few less educated folks to the mix out there, that couldn't quite get the phonics, and they can sure put a spin on it to. :D

There was one gal that used to come pick up wood delivery cheques for her father at the marketing board. We also have our Wood Producers Association there in the same office. She always pronounced it wood 'ducers. She was after her father's wood 'ducers cheque. ;)


Maybe it should be Captain Jupiter. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 21, 2011, 07:48:38 PM
I least you aren't ChamaecyparisMan or ThujaMan  :D. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawbob011 on June 22, 2011, 12:12:35 AM
I'm in NW Montana. Its been cold and raining a lot. We haven't gotten any of our normal thunderstorms. Just a 200% snow accumulation in the mountains that has lingered until... Well its still there. We are averaging 1 day of sun for every 9 days rain. It lousy. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2011, 05:45:33 AM
This time of year when brush cutting I prefer it to be half raining anyway to keep the deer flies away. Yesterday, they were so thick I could kill 3-5 with one swat!  Fly dope don't even phase'm. :o

Monday I had a brand new blade on and hit a couple old stumps that were turned up by the dozer and put a nice warp on the blade. She was rub'n on the blade guard. At first I thought the front end was going. I figure it was off 1/8". A couple times the saw kicked in an aspen and drove the blade into a neighboring spruce. Pisses me off!!! Now add them deer flies and your talking about a mean bush whacker. Don't even try to talk to me. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on June 22, 2011, 08:09:37 AM
Hey SwampDonk, how is the brush cutting going. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on June 22, 2011, 09:00:35 AM
He said to leave him alone. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on June 22, 2011, 09:22:42 AM
I think that's the most riled up I've ever seen SD.  ;D

High in the mid 60's here for the next couple of days. Ahhhhhh!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on June 22, 2011, 01:42:18 PM
Do you guys think that now would be the right time to send SwampDonk some of our overgrown skeeters?  :D  We're growing them extra big this year.   ;D  Heard someone say yesterday that we should start sounding some kind of air raid alarms just before suppertime every night to warn the people to seek shelter before they carry you away.   :o The four inches of rain we got over the weekend ain't helping matters any.   ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on June 22, 2011, 03:12:41 PM
He needs a saw doc to hammer his blade. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2011, 04:06:04 PM
Skeeters and black flies don't bother me none.  :D


A warped blade gets tossed and a new one slapped right on.  ;D Did I mention I broke the handle bars last week.  :-X >:( Had a spare in the car. Ain't broke one in a year and a half.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on June 22, 2011, 04:12:08 PM
Did a Moose hit ya and you went flying over da Handlebars? :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2011, 04:39:59 PM
Nope, dang big but fir kicked back as I was put'n the torque to her on the rightward swing. Snap, ooops!! That *pithed me off too!  8) When 2 or 3 - 8" fir are grown in 5 square feet, at least one has to go, maybe two if the hole it would create allows for enough density standing. Got into one high corner and it was all white ash and rock maple, bullet proof to moose. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 22, 2011, 04:40:34 PM
The wood grows slow up there, but the deer flies don't.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on June 25, 2011, 06:53:47 AM
No really warm temps here,yet.Had a day or two in the 80's but down to mid 50's and 60's at night. Does seem to like to rain here. Will rain for half a day here,like yesterday. Not just a drizzle either,it rained. Seems like most days it drizzle on and on.Wife had the cook stove going and when I came in it felt nice to feel the heat.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2011, 07:41:44 AM
50's-60's is normal at night. :D It's been darn hot enough here, not a drop of water all week except in the night a shower. Going to be hotter next week and lots more humid they said.  ::) Too hot for a fire here, it stays above 70 in the house. Some folks do burn a little smudge in the mornings as I drive to work I can smell the smoke. Like someone said, got wood might as well burn it. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on June 25, 2011, 10:29:36 PM
Felt the heat today too, but it was not from cooking grits on the stove  :D.  DanG hot it was, and it does not like to rain.  At all. 

Customsawyer and I cut a big pecan log today on his LT70.  He (sawyer) looked at me (off-bearer) and said, "It is DanG hot!"

That is the weather report from here.  Hot and dry and dry and hot  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 26, 2011, 03:47:45 AM
Yeah I can imagine. That humid heat will sap the gumption right out of a fella.  Anything above 75 degrees is too hot for me when it's humid. We cut brush some last summer in 95 degree heat, but it wasn't a full day I can tell ya that right now. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on June 26, 2011, 09:27:38 AM
I talked with a customer yesterday morning.  He put his ERC job off until the first of October.  Said that it was too hot for us "old" folks to work.  I agreed.

But I have a large Cypress job scheduled to start July 6th.  Everyone won't wait.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bibbyman on June 27, 2011, 08:35:14 AM
Looks like I'm rained in today.  Weather.com says we got almost 3" since 1:00 am and there is no sign of it letting up any time soon.

Mary's on her way to West Plains with a load of lumber.  I hope she ran out from under it and it passes before she gets back.

Better get back to my John Wayne movie.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 15, 2011, 07:20:10 AM
Seem to post about the bad weather mostly. Been kinda warm here,but down in the 60's each night. Have had a few bad thunder storms with bad winds. The wind kinda jumps over some areas and than will hit hard in others. Sun out every day.A nice summer so far.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on July 15, 2011, 08:17:43 AM
Man, going a bit stir crazy here.

About 10 days under a big Antarctic low.  Cold South Westerly wind, constant showers, thunderstorms, a few small tornadoes.

Nothing unusual, just 10 DAYS of crap weather!!!

Just checked the gauges.. it's 2.8C outside. Weather is supposed to clear and turn cold next week.  ::)

At least it's a damp miserable cold....

Just checked online, local weather station reports 2.3C AND 93% humidity. If I was still young and silly I'd go surfing in that.  :D

Ian
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2011, 05:27:42 PM
All you need is a sled and a good hill and some crust. :D

Yeah Cfarm, they estimate about 10,000 acres in Drummond was destroyed by hale a few days ago. One farmer they interviewed said he lost $500,000 on 1200 acres of crops.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on July 28, 2011, 06:43:25 AM
Been quite warm here last week for a few days.Had not had any rain for a week or so. Those hot days really dried things out.Than Tuesday it rained off and on all day. The garden really like the rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 28, 2011, 06:37:25 PM
Had 1.8" last week and 0.5" this week so far. Before last week's rain, the ground around the yard trees was cracking and opening up like desert. I saw some folks burning a little morning smudge today as I drove to work. Their houses must be a lot colder than mine, this time of year the house windows are all open and it's never below 70 degrees even on a cool day. But today it did reach 80F after the fog burnt off.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on August 01, 2011, 09:03:21 AM
I can't get the link to connect to newson6.com, a Tulsa tv station, but they have the hottest forecast I have ever seen. Today 109 then 111,112, 108, 106, 105, 103. The lows are above 80. 
There have been about 40 days of 100F or more and we just pass this week the average hottest week of the year. Does that mean another 40 days?  There are many thousands of cattle being moved or sold for lack of water and grass. Hay prices have gone crazy. Summer crops are ALL a bust and the heat goes on... and on.. and on.

Oklahoma and Texas mesonet has a lot of weather info also. some of the year to date rainfall totals will shock you. Stan
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on August 01, 2011, 02:35:08 PM
Stan, I feel for you, I can't imagine what that is doing to any type of agriculture down there.  A friend of ours brother lives in Texas and last I knew had only a 1/4" of rain since Jan. 1, that is completely devastating to say the least.  Around here we've been averaging temps 90+ and heat indexes of 105+ for the last several weeks, we really could use a good rain right now but nothing like what you folks are dealing with.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on August 01, 2011, 05:18:14 PM
Thanks Sandhills.  They have raised the forecast to 113 for tomorrow. It's just crazy. 107 on the front porch, well shaded, right now. These high temps started out in the western part of the state and Texas first but now are into Arkansas and Kansas.  Stan.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on August 01, 2011, 07:22:44 PM
just looked at the weather report for northwestern maine.....they got 5" of rain in a little over 2hr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 02, 2011, 05:56:17 AM
Been watching all the temps are the news. It sure is a mess.Bad enough the temps are high but lack of water really adds to the problems.Good luck to all of you that are being affected by it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 02, 2011, 06:34:00 AM
There is a major storm being reported from observers in the Grand Falls area, with high wind and funnel clouds being reported to Environment Canada. The area was already devastated by hail a few weeks ago by hail that beat the tops off the crop fields. The power just flickered a few moments ago, but it's dead calm here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 02, 2011, 06:36:00 AM
Calm before the storm? I've never heard of hail around my area like this year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on August 02, 2011, 09:05:20 AM
Supposed to hit up as high as 112 here today, breaking the all time record for today. Dryland crops have given up. I wouldn't be surprised to see combines rolling in the next week or so on the corn, at least trying it. There isn't enough corn hardly worth harvesting, but I don't think its so bad that crop insurance will make you.  Heard estimates around 30 bu. Had about 1.50 inches of rain in July. That doesn't cut it with day after day of 100+ degree weather.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 02, 2011, 02:10:30 PM
I've never seen serious drought up here, there are some 2 or 3 week stretches, but rare. Most of the time wishing it would stop raining. :D

Was 71 here today for a high I guess, but the woods was wet all day from last nights showers. My rubber logger boots filled up with water running into them from my clothes. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on August 03, 2011, 10:59:27 AM
Swampdonkey, If you would share some of that rain we folks in the south could work up some trade that would broaden your experiences in life!
Yesterday was the hottest day in over 60 years in Tulsa and tied the all-time highest low for the night  (87F). It kind of saps your enthusiasm for living whenit is 97F before 10 AM and warms up after that, but it is an experience we would share gererously! 
Come on down and hurry because today is forecast to be 115 on KOTV in Tulsa and in the forecast they said maybe 117. You could partake of some real History in the making!
On a serious note it is so dry that yesterday I noticed when I walked across the yard you could see my tracks because the grass all broke off where you stepped. Stan
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 03, 2011, 11:23:51 AM
East of Chouteau, ok its 98.1 @ 10:20am. Stay cool today people if all possible. bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on August 03, 2011, 11:52:54 AM
Be careful out there guys, hope this weather breaks soon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on August 03, 2011, 12:47:47 PM
For the first time in a long time it's much cooler here today, at 11:43 my computer says 77*.  Hopefully sending it your way Norm, we also have a good chance of rain for tonight and through tomorrow, we could really use it but it makes me feel bad saying that when you look at what's going on south of us.  I've been there before though, hope it lets up on you folks soon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 03, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
Stan, as the weatherman said this morning. Back to normal: chance of rain showers. :D Never did anything today, but the woods was wet from last nights thunderstorm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on August 03, 2011, 10:57:09 PM
Well, I guess you would have been disappointed if you had come down SD 'cause it only got to 113F. It was the hottest day since 1936 on this date.  That would have been two months before Dad was born.
I'm not real sure being seven months pregnant was very comfortable for his Mother without even a fan in those days. He was born in the house next door to me. Tough people in tough times.

Dad said when he was small they referred to him as the tail end of hard times because it started raining just about the time he was born, meaning an end to the dust bowl.
 I hope we aren't entering another period like the early thirties weatherwise. Stan
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 03, 2011, 11:33:06 PM
Well it got around to raining (showers), but it's now in the night. So wet all day tomorrow again. Staying home, can't sleep anyway so might as well sleep when it hits me.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on August 04, 2011, 06:48:33 AM
I don't know if it's going to make it very far south but we had some cooler weather move in yesterday. I think the high was 88 with 65% humidity but after that hot weather it felt great. I went out picked enough sweet corn to fill the bed of the gator and delivered it to my blue haired ladies and neighbors.

Forecast next week has some highs in the upper 70's!!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on August 04, 2011, 09:03:10 PM
Norm
Are you and Patty still in IA?  Thought you'd be on a lake in WI or the UP about now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on August 05, 2011, 05:08:41 AM
Unfortunately we are in Iowa baling hay right now. I have 19 acres cut and will start baling Saturday.

I think Jeff should move it here so I have some free help.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 05, 2011, 05:16:55 AM
As the saying goes, make hay in the sunshine.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: fishpharmer on August 05, 2011, 05:23:00 AM
Norm, got ten acres of hay on the ground here and two milling jobs lined up.  Rained for a couple hours last night on my fresh cut hay.   Around here, if we need rain, cut hay.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 05, 2011, 05:36:47 AM
Fish, that's about the size of it around here to. ;D

One day of sunshine here, although yesterday afternoon was nice and some good weather coming in the morning. But showers the rest of the weekend.

One logging operation down the road has mud tracked for a mile on the pavement off the trucks.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on August 05, 2011, 05:37:14 AM
That's the problem with growing hay, it tells you when where and how.  :D

I'm fortunate to have hay to cut though, friends in OK and Texas are getting hammered with this heat and drought.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on August 05, 2011, 10:41:34 AM
Norm, got ten acres of hay on the ground here and two milling jobs lined up.  Rained for a couple hours last night on my fresh cut hay.   Around here, if we need rain, cut hay.
Fish I've been trying that for the last week and a half and it ain't working out  :-\.  Worst part is with the humidity we've had the hay still isn't drying, it does help the corn and beans hang on a little longer though.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: okmulch on August 08, 2011, 07:32:21 PM
Well it is official. I just saw on the local news tonight that Oklahoma had the hottest July on record for the entire United States, since records have been kept with an average of 89.1 degrees.

I knew it was hot but that is just crazy.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 08, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
Nasty crazy and crazy nasty. 

Now you will probably have the coldest winter as well since we seem to be in a period of extremes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on August 08, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
I am surely enjoying this Michigan weather.  Supposed to be down into the low 50's a few nights this week.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 08, 2011, 10:33:28 PM
MM,

Michigan was delightful.  It was awful here today in GA at 101 degrees with heavy wet humidity.  Really awful.  Enjoy the cool weather  ;D. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Stan snider on August 08, 2011, 10:52:08 PM
Now you will probably have the coldest winter as well since we seem to be in a period of extremes
 WDH, We already did that! . Six months ago today I think, It was =31F at Nowata OK. An all=time state record and the coldest spot in the nation that morning.  At the time there was 24 to 30 plus inches of snow on the ground. Things like that don't happen here . . . . but they did.  I have a few cows whose ears got tipped back a little and several calves. It is my first time to see that on a grown cow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 09, 2011, 12:09:47 AM
Last night they said the Houston area of Texas has been 100 F or hotter since July 1 this year. I don't even keep the house that hot in winter.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 09, 2011, 08:39:10 AM
Rained here for a day and a half off and on. Was a nice slow rain for the most part. Temps in the high 70's than 60's at night.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 09, 2011, 03:43:58 PM
Rained Sunday night here and fog yesterday with maybe a mist. Wet anyway, then turned dry by days end and today was clear and 78. Rain again tomorrow afternoon into Thursday. Sun the rest of the week I guess.

Weatherman said it has been wet 70% of the days since may and August-September will be warmer than normal and still wet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Samuel on August 09, 2011, 03:58:33 PM
+23 C with scattered clouds.  Perhaps we may have 2 straight days of summer yet
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 13, 2011, 06:24:54 PM
Well, it was 78 here today and now we are experiencing a little rain again plus some lightning mixed in for good measure.  ;)  It was just a shower for now. But Monday is suppose to be a monsoon coming in off the ocean. My uncle said today, it rains here every day. :D It appeared to be sunny out and I seen the TV reception freeze (digital) and the light flicker. What the??? I say to myself , as it was so light out. Low and behold a big old black cloud was passing through whipping thunderbolts, but light sky all around it. Weird weather.  :D

A couple of weeks ago a lightning strike struck a potato shed and it was on fire. Fire department came and thought they had it out. It flared up again later and took out two more sheds. ::) Took out a barn in another area, got the cattle out, but all his goats were consumed by fire, 80 or so. Insurance only come good for $7000. ::) Put him out of business.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ianab on August 14, 2011, 06:31:25 AM
Well... If they put out any more weather warnings.. they are going to need a bigger map....

Quote
14-Aug-2011
POLAR OUTBREAK SET TO CONTINUE UNTIL MIDWEEK
Bitterly cold conditions are forecast to continue through to midweek,
and possibly a day or so longer, with significant snowfalls for southern and
eastern parts of the South Island as well as southern and central parts of the
North Island. See latest Severe Weather Warning, Watch and Outlook for more
details.
It should be noted, however, that snowfalls should ease on Wednesday
and are unlikely to continue down to sea level. This polar outbreak is expected
to cause significant disruption to both the transport network and to the farming
community, particularly in view of its severity and duration.

Of course "Bitterly Cold" in NZ is anything below freezing. But it's just started to snow here, and expected to continue for the next couple of days. We shall see what tomorrow brings, but I'm guessing it will be cold and white  :D

Very unusual weather, 2 X "ten year" snow dump in 2 weeks, in an otherwise very mild winter.  ???

Ian

P.S  - Fire siren just went off, probably a road accident. Snow being so unusual, lots of crashes when you do get some...

Midnight - and the forecasts were right.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/3/DSC08523.JPG)

Supposed to get heavier tomorrow  :-\

Ian

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on August 14, 2011, 10:03:49 AM
stan and i could use a litlle of that right now. thanks for the pic. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 14, 2011, 01:53:57 PM
Actually, winter is a season I look forward to, as much as I do the next summer. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on August 19, 2011, 09:20:56 AM
Seems we are in a special spot for rain here, nothing of any amount since the 1st of July. What was looking like a great year for crops has turned into what will be one of our worst in several years.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tcsmpsi on August 19, 2011, 09:28:02 AM
Back in June, Texas agrigultural loss was determined around 5.2 Billion.   No estimate I have found for several months on timber loss, but it, too, was in the billions some months ago.  The losses have done nothing but increase since then. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 19, 2011, 08:53:20 PM
tcsmpsi,

I sure hate to hear that you are burning up.  Hopefully the little yaupons will hang on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on August 20, 2011, 08:36:42 AM
Sadly, we will be seeing dead trees as a result of the extended hot & dry weather.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 20, 2011, 09:00:52 AM
I have a bunch of dead ones.  Some I can saw, but mostly lower grade stuff.  There will be a whack of firewood here this year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: tcsmpsi on August 20, 2011, 09:24:17 AM
Well, since the yaupons have a root system that flourishes through Louisana and Florida, to the coast, they'll likely hold.   :D

Certainly, it is yet another of those, 'I have never seen such a thing' in this part of the world activities.   In the most biodiverse area outside the tropics, one has to wonder as to how many species will become/have become non-existent. 

Soon, I will start milling the dehydrated trees I have cut and will be cutting.  ( I had recently finished  milling for a while so as to go to some other projects....I thought).  I am curious to see what awaits. 

Who knows?.....may go back to plains sooner than later.   :o   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 25, 2011, 07:39:14 AM
Had temps in the 50's the other night. Did not have to sleep with the window open.Temps are still in the high 70's at high noon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clww on August 25, 2011, 10:26:53 AM
I'm at work taking a break from hurricane preparations and thinking about all the weather we've had around here this year. February, we had a bunch of snow, April we had tornadoes just over the border in NC. July, we had several record-setting hot days, plus a drought. Two days ago we experienced an earthquake. We've had two major wildfires in the area. Finally, we get hurricane Irene arriving on Saturday. Only thing missing is a flood and I'd bet Irene will take care of that one!
 That's about everything I can think of.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 28, 2011, 07:35:52 AM
Hurricane Irene,so far,it's only rain here. A slow steady rain.Just a light wind. I have a feeling all this will change.
 
Edit,
high noon and is raining hard and the wind is strong.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on August 29, 2011, 09:16:04 AM

 Irene has left me stranded here, four to five inches of rain ( rain gauge is da pool ) has the river out of its bed and height of water is higher then what it was this spring with the snow melt.



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/3668/_t_2011_394.jpg)
With water on the road and this in the way, makes travel plans easy enough to make  ;)



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/3668/_t_2011_398.jpg)
The caravan is at the entrance of the field, we use this to get onto the train track to get to the car that is a mile or so from that point ( dry ground )  ::) 



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/3668/_t_2011_395.jpg)
No need to tell ya that the name of this place is appropriate  :D :D

  Freezer is full I aint worried none, and barn has lots of food on four legs yet  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 29, 2011, 10:29:31 AM
Yes, that's a lot of rain for sure. Makes things a bit inconvenient to.

Out here we got 1.5" of rain and the wind wasn't any stronger than 20 mph. When I went to bed we had 1.4" at that point so there wasn't much after 10 pm. Right now a few peeks of sun, with a light wind to dry the woods out. Good day to stay home until it dries I figured. ;D Sunny for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on August 29, 2011, 08:00:43 PM
Marcel,

We got naught a drop  :).

Some advice.......back stroke, back stroke, back stroke  :D.  Stay safe.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on August 30, 2011, 07:01:05 AM
We had no power for about 16 hours. Had alot of branches down in the driveway. Not much damage form what I could see. We was very lucky.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Wenrich on September 08, 2011, 07:20:35 AM
13½" of rain so far this week.  Its still raining.  I have water that has backed up into my field.  The creek is 1/2 mile away.  Worst since 1972.  Good thing it isn't snow. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 08, 2011, 07:44:24 AM
That is some rain. Been raining here for a few days,BUT it's only off and on and is not a hard rain.
Cooling off here now. I went out shopping yesterday and put on a sweat shirt.Raining here now.Sunday we had a get together,no rain,but showers was in the forcast. Sky was some dark towards the North. About 20 minutes from us they got quite the shower,we never got a drop here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on September 08, 2011, 09:03:09 AM
We are enjoying some of the nicest weather in a long time. Highs in the low 70's cooling down to the low 40's at night. Beans are turning color and the corn is losing it's green, won't be long and harvest will start!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on September 08, 2011, 10:07:10 AM
Started rainning Monday evening and still at it ,not a down pour just a steady rain. To bad we couldn't share it with Texas !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 08, 2011, 03:45:13 PM
13½" of rain so far this week.  Its still raining.  I have water that has backed up into my field.  The creek is 1/2 mile away.  Worst since 1972.  Good thing it isn't snow. 

You bring up the 70's Ron, and up here in NB my folks remember it well as they were farmers (retired now) and the 70's was wet wet wet. This year was wet so far. The main river has been full of mud all summer and up into the woods. When they say it's going to be sunny, almost every evening is a shower of some duration. But we missed all the big rain system you guys are getting, most of it went well south of here as it moved through. The woods this year thinning has had water everywhere.

Sun finally came out today and it was 73 degrees here. Hasn't yet been below 52 here at night at the house and no frosts.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: forestry mick on September 08, 2011, 04:25:32 PM
Susquehanna River in wilkes barre, pa (about 10min from me) is going to crest at 40.8ft! it hit 40.91 ft on 06/24/1972. not much fun around here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on September 08, 2011, 11:23:12 PM
You southerners can take back the heat you sent us.   ;)  Weather in the 90's does not belong up here at this time of the year.   :(  Combine the heat with sawing on a manual mill it's causing me to whither away.   :D  I swear I feel like I lost 10 lbs today and I am not that big to begin with.   ;) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 09, 2011, 01:43:08 AM
At least the wife knows where you are, out there slaving and wasting away. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on September 11, 2011, 04:52:04 PM
You southerners can take back the heat you sent us.   ;) 

The next thing that we send after heat is Grits.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 11, 2011, 09:08:54 PM
I'd rather have snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on September 11, 2011, 09:27:02 PM
But......we do not have snow.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 12, 2011, 04:38:00 AM
The sky was too bright last night with the moon to be able to see light show in the north. ;)

I was in the yard and the skunk put the run to me anyway. The lawn is a plowed field now. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 12, 2011, 06:53:33 AM
Guess I'm stuck with the grits.
Cool here at night now. Getting into the 40's-50's but at high noon 70's.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 12, 2011, 04:23:50 PM
Was 54 this morning and 74 this afternoon with a south wind.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on September 12, 2011, 05:13:43 PM
92 here now. i went and cut 20 black walnut logs this morning and i got too hot. sweat through all my clothes. pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on September 12, 2011, 06:13:16 PM
Well it finally cooled down some here.  Thanks for keeping the grits and taking back the heat..... I am blowing off enough of my own steam right now.  ;)   :D 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 12, 2011, 07:24:45 PM
We'll soon be turning down the heat come Saturday, a deep freeze is descending clean down to Washington DC, thanks to your Canadian neighbors. It'll drop them temps down into the 60's. Better get your wood box full. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on September 14, 2011, 10:57:09 AM
They're talking about frost here tomorrow night, I hope it doesn't, always hate seeing that first frost.  Other than that the weathers been really nice here, could use a rain but would like to see it go through texas on it's way here
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on September 14, 2011, 11:06:56 AM
showers this morning and cooler here. we are supposed to top out at 74 today.  pc
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 19, 2011, 05:17:57 AM
We still have dodged the frost bullet so far. It gets down to 43 or so at night and high 60's in the day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2011, 04:34:34 PM
Been nice weather here besides a couple insignificant showers the last 5 or 6 days. It reached 83 degrees here on this second day of fall. Hot for northern standards.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clww on September 25, 2011, 05:50:59 PM
It has been raining here the past 5 days in a row. May have gotten 1.5 to 2 inches total. In that time, the high has been 82 and low of 70 at night. A soggy start to Autumn. Incidentally, our 2 Red Oaks in the front yard are loaded with acorns, more than I've noticed before. Cold winter?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2011, 05:57:45 PM
No butternuts much, so cold as Antarctica I suspect. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on September 25, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
You southerners can take your heat back any time now.  There's no way I should be sweating like this just standing around especially at the end of September.   :(  Where are our frosty mornings?  We've been having daytime temps in the 80's geesh....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on September 25, 2011, 08:15:22 PM
it was hot here today. took the boat out for the last time? winter cant be far off tho saw 2 irving tankers at the docks in searsport
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on September 25, 2011, 10:24:30 PM

 I put out my game cams today and it was taking pics of mosquitoes ... Aint right, just aint right.  :-\ Those critters should be all but gone by now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on September 26, 2011, 12:08:00 AM
Me thinks the sensitivity settings are a bit too sensitive, or you have some real monsters for skeeters  :o :o

 ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on September 26, 2011, 12:42:00 AM

 I'll try and tweek the sensivity thingy tomarow ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on September 26, 2011, 06:31:06 AM
A warm past few days we have had here. Seems odd to have it in the 80's this time of year. The leaves are changing to thier beautiful fall colors and we are killing flies. Was out in the morning and I almost think the black flies were out. It won't last long.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2011, 01:29:25 PM
Yes and it was toasty today as well. No flies much, haven't seen a biting fly of any consequence for weeks.  8)

That being said, I was visited by some moose today in the bush. They were court'n in my space. So a little unnerving. I could see legs move and shadows and vocalizations within 100 feet. I vocaled back and said "get out of here". :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on September 26, 2011, 08:06:12 PM
Hot and bone dry here, over 90 degrees and muggy. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on September 26, 2011, 08:50:04 PM
I hope you're not in the rut too Swamp Donkey.   ;)   :D 

The weather wasn't quite as hot here today but still plenty too warm for us at this time of the year.  Supposed to cool down somewhat later this week.... hope so.  ::) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 03, 2011, 09:04:24 AM
Rain and rain. Too bad I couldn't send it to you guys that need it. Rained off and on Sat. Rained alot Sat night and rained just about all day all on Sunday. Overcast here now or was,the sun just came out,doubt it will last. Temps are coming down now. Still no frost here for me. Real late now. Just like last year. Most times we get frost early Sept and than it warms back up in later years. Down in the 40's and 30's at night about mid week.Leaves are not all that pretty this year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 03, 2011, 04:19:08 PM
It was dark like it was about to rain all weekend, never hardly wet the grass. Last night  and today combined was 8/10" rain here. First snow is expected this Thursday in the NW of the province.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on October 03, 2011, 07:41:10 PM
Last week it rained every day we ended up with 4 1/4 inches. Then Sunday morning we had frost, this morning it was cool and cloudy but as the day wore on it cleared off and was in the low 70's. Rest of week there calling for clear cool days, ya got to love fall !
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on October 03, 2011, 08:17:10 PM
Crispy, fried, burnt, flinty.  Weeds are dying. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 04, 2011, 04:10:12 AM
After we get a couple cool damp days, it's suppose to warm up again and be dry for several days. I don't think it did anything here all night, just suppose to be showering. Working (thinning) in hardwood is dryer because the live limbs are above you, whereas the fir and spruce have limbs to the ground and all them old needles shedding. I like thinning sugar maple. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: isawlogs on October 04, 2011, 09:32:20 AM
 Here seams to me that it rains every third day for three days  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 04, 2011, 09:39:00 AM
Same here too. Raining steady here now. Did get outside yesterday afternoon,without getting wet.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 04, 2011, 01:36:16 PM
Less than 1/10th here all day, just mostly a mist that comes and goes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on October 05, 2011, 12:05:45 AM
No rain here for quite some time now.  Been windy like you wouldn't believe.  Was in the bush today taking a front tire off the tractor to get it fixed and saw a rather large cottonwood snap off about 20 feet above the ground.  The tree was about 24 inch diameter or so and was punky inside.  I took the tire off and had a quick look at the tree and got the heck outta there. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 05, 2011, 05:17:10 AM
Probably the end of the gardens by tomorrow morning and next morning. Going down into the 20's, but then warming back up to near 70 for the weekend.  Some places are going to get a lot rain in the SE of NB with high wind and surf, but it's like a different world up here, dry for the next few days. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 05, 2011, 07:08:17 AM
I'm sitting here surrounded by SUN LIGHT. Really it looks kinda odd. Have not seen this much sun for a week now. Still slopping wet outside. I went out at 3:30,after it had rained all day, until dark last night,just about 7, and it started to rain again when I was coming in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on October 05, 2011, 07:10:33 AM
I am enjoying the cooler weather, but we are dry.  I have oats, wheat, and ryegrass that needs a drink.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 05, 2011, 07:17:22 AM
I should of went outside and and enjoyed the sun,all gone now.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on October 05, 2011, 07:46:39 AM
Mid 80's with no rain. We got 3/4's inch in September when normal is 3 or 4.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 05, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
Never rained all day here, but it's cool in the 40's. Saw 2 cow moose next to my work area. They were standing in a field being plowed.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on October 05, 2011, 04:00:02 PM
Never rained all day here, but it's cool in the 40's. Saw 2 cow moose next to my work area. They were standing in a field being plowed.  ;D
Never seen a moose get plowed before ;D
Sun and 60's for the next 2 weeks 8).  Looks like a good indian summer this year :)

Nick
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on October 05, 2011, 04:32:50 PM
They were probably waiting for a scrumptious plant root to get overturned ya know.
I had one following me while I was Bush hogging before.  Only noticed he was there when I turned around.  He hung out until he was bored. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 05, 2011, 04:41:25 PM
Well, a bull took at them two cows last week so.......careful how you word stuff I guess. :D

Twenty-two point bull the landowner said. He saw him with the cows one day. I saw all three when marking perimeter. But all I saw was legs, and shadows and some ...noises. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on October 05, 2011, 04:53:20 PM
Well, a bull took at them two cows last week so.......careful how you word stuff I guess. :D
.......

Almost afraid to ask what this means. Chased them maybe?  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 05, 2011, 05:52:24 PM
Well, to be blunt. It's the moose rut.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on October 05, 2011, 11:32:26 PM
You can say "Goosed by a Moose in the Spruce" in other words.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 07, 2011, 05:26:17 PM
Last night's frost got the begonias, the first killing frost of the year at the house. The frost has hit a few times up at the woodlot, since the small hardwoods are about all bare up there. It's lower ground.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on October 07, 2011, 09:22:29 PM
We are finally getting some rain.   8)   8)  This time last year I was wanting it to quit.   :D   Tis system is supposed to be moving through fairly quickly and clearing up by tomorrow. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on October 07, 2011, 09:39:46 PM
We finally got a little rain last night, only a quarter inch or so, but it sure took the edge off things a little.  Everyone around here is trying harvest and the last few days have had winds gusting to 40 mph +, we haven't had rain in a long time and fires have been bad, 2 days ago 26000 acres burned from a spark by a combine.  We're supposed to get more rain in the next few days, I hope we do.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 09, 2011, 04:51:38 AM
In NB you sure don't see many nights in mid October with temps in the 60's. It's going to be a hot day. Yesterday it was 72 here. Wed-Thurs it was freezing cold.  ;) I do remember a warm October in 2001 and 2007, but by the last week of the month in each of those years it was snowing and never stopped until April. ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 10, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
A wonderful and beautiful weekend. Up in the 80's and bright sun for us to enjoy. Real odd for Oct weather. Was outside last night when the sun was going down. Cooled off mighty quick.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on October 10, 2011, 08:20:06 AM
We are about normal weather wise, but dry....dry.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 10, 2011, 02:34:24 PM
Good drying wind today and the potato farmers are digging taters like mad. One farmer was digging straight through the weekend, still at it. I don't know the acreage he has, but they have been hauling taters for 5 or 6 weeks now. Been hauling taters to Dad's main shed here and that'll hold more than most sheds around here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on October 10, 2011, 09:21:40 PM
Crops are all off here to the tune of about 99.5% due to the rather dry fall.  Been cooling off to around freezing at night and about 55 F or so during the day with cool winds..... lots of wind.  Got rained out at the mill this afternoon but not a drop here at home about 75 miles away.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 11, 2011, 04:39:41 AM
I see beans, corn, sunflower and canola all ripe for the harvest, but been standing for weeks. I saw a couple big combines on Sunday evening returning home, pulling their harvester heads behind. That's how they are suppose to travel. About two weeks ago one nut was driving right down the road full width with blind hills and not much wiggle room. Now that is asking for a lawsuit. ;)

Oh and the dry, warm weather continues here as well. I prefer the cooler weather myself. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on October 24, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
was looking at the weather report.......snow thursday nite and maybe a bigger snow event sunday............its too early for winter
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on October 24, 2011, 05:24:24 PM
Where in the world is that snowstorm?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on October 24, 2011, 08:30:56 PM
maine. 2 yrs ago i plowed and sanded roads in oct. kinda rare tho. nov can be a pain some mornings the frost will form on the roads very slick. but only in small areas might only sand a mile of road. the word is another big winter or as i call it ....the winter that was...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 25, 2011, 07:29:21 AM
Don't worry beenthere it won't last.I have pictures of snow on our pretty fall colors from years ago.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 25, 2011, 09:10:10 AM
Yeah they were saying the first snow is way down on the coast for Thursday and not up my way. Then Saturday, it's a possible hit. But still not certain. In 2007 it snowed the last week of October (1") and every week pretty much until mid April 2008. It's actually been quite mild this fall, so this little snow will make way for Indian summer. ;) Raining here today. The lows to these snows are off the east coast. Last year, when November rolled in, it never stopped raining for weeks.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: red on October 27, 2011, 04:18:55 PM
cold front just rolled in and sat winter storm watch maybe 4 to 6 in and heavy at times
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Den Socling on October 27, 2011, 04:36:22 PM
Snow on Saturday in NE PA? We were planning a motorcycle ride. Oh well. This time of years those biking plans are iffy. Sunday looks OK.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on October 27, 2011, 04:48:11 PM
rain snow mix for the past 1/2 hour....weather report calling for 1-3 on the grass no frost in the ground will be melted by morning......
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 27, 2011, 05:06:11 PM
The forecast for here now says all the snow is on the Fundy coast and nothing for up my way, not even rain for days. Suppose to be an excellent Halloween night as well. Saturday will make for a nice day for a romp on the woodlot. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 27, 2011, 07:43:25 PM
Just starting to snow here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 28, 2011, 06:33:54 AM
No snow in sight,YET.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on October 28, 2011, 07:02:34 AM
Here in west central Ohio all the corn is still in the feilds plus a quarter of the beans are still standing. The corn is running reaily high moisture so I look for alot of standing corn during deer gun season. We have had anywhere from 4 1/2 to 5 inches of rain, to wet to log to wet to farm. Most years it is the last week of November when it goes to pot, just about three weeks early this fall.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on October 28, 2011, 07:16:50 AM
we missed the snow last nite. but sat. may be interesting.....winter storm watch 4" to 8"
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on October 28, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
now its 6" to 10"+ winds to 35mph a noreaster in oct????????
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
Saw some beans and corn getting harvested today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Roxie on October 28, 2011, 07:24:20 PM
This is very unusual.  We are forecast to get 4-6 inches of snow in the next 24 hours.  I remember snow being early around Thanksgiving, but before Halloween???  Our trees just hit their peak fall colors!  They haven't even fallen yet. 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: T Welsh on October 28, 2011, 08:07:00 PM
Hey Roxie, I just finished putting the snow plow on the truck :D Tim
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: forestry mick on October 28, 2011, 09:20:56 PM
seems the national weather service now thinks we are in for 6 to 10 inches of the white junk! just great the transfer case blew out on the pickup :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on October 29, 2011, 02:19:05 AM
They are calling for snow in small amounts for us here tomorrow.  ::)  Wish this would hold off till the ground freezes up solid first.  Then it can let er rip.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on October 29, 2011, 08:24:07 AM
hasnt started snowing yet and there are already calling it a record breaking event. nws says 8 to 15" now high winds along with thunder. anyone ever see thunder and lighting while snowing. its quite rare have seen it a couple times
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Holmes on October 29, 2011, 10:52:59 PM
  We have a foot of snow at 11pm and its still coming down. At Central Ma., NH  border.  Holmes
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on October 30, 2011, 08:37:25 PM
We might of got 6 inches. A very wet heavy snow. Other places got more or less. Lost power in the night,came back on at 3:30PM. Have not been out in the woods but the big red oak limbs behind the farm house are touching the ground. Have not got this much snow for at least 11 years,this early.Well on it's way to melting. Just making room for more.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 31, 2011, 05:04:44 AM
Had a light snow here from about 4:00 am until noon the next day. Was all over and melted off by 2:00 pm Sunday and seen signs of sun peaking through cloud. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: bull on October 31, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
measuring stick showed 14 inches..    plowed for 20+ hours starting at 6:30 pm 10/29/11,,, times to service the machine and get ready for the next one. Global warming here we come !!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 01, 2011, 07:52:35 AM
A friend delivers parts for a auto supply stores to garages. He stopped about 10 minutes from me,they had just about a foot of snow and I had only 6 inches.
You was some busy billm. I only shoveled a place for the pets. Driveway is all bare now. Temps are just below freezing at night,but in the 50's at high noon. Still cutting wood in a t shirt,but have winter boots on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on November 08, 2011, 06:49:04 AM
WOW! 
We have finally got some drought ending rains here. I believe we got an inch or more sunday night late and another 2'' through the day yesterday and it rained hard off and on all night last night.
I for one am sure glad to see it. PC
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 08, 2011, 08:05:49 AM
Send some of it my way Paul.  I need it badly.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: paul case on November 08, 2011, 08:52:01 AM
Some reports of up to 5'' overnight totals for northeast Oklahoma.
If I had anything to do with it we would all get 1/2'' to 3/4'' of rain every thursday. Wouldn't that be convienent?  PC
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 09, 2011, 05:56:07 AM
Nice sunny days here. Was cold one day,I had to put a long john top on.I was cold even though I was working. But when that sun starts to go down,you better have something warm to put on.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Piston on November 09, 2011, 07:15:17 AM
Looks like a beautiful morning just off the Gulf coast today, but that's gonna change when this cold front hits us!  I give it 3 hrs.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 09, 2011, 11:37:39 AM
Been Indian summer up here. Sun and nearly 60 in day and not even freezing at night (in the 40's). Monday morning it froze water in the puddles, but was 55 degrees by 10:00 am. I walked on the logging roads behind uncle's, for 2 hours each day, up the brook, over the ridge and down. Saw 7 birds (grouse) in the two days I was there. No sign of deer or moose. Kinda hard eat'n pin cherry, they (lumber company ground) sure ruined a lot of woods. It was mature hard maple ground until they scalped her. And they'll never do silviculture to cut those weeds out of what few decent trees there will be left for a new forest.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: red on November 09, 2011, 12:21:31 PM
alaska prepares for storm of epic magnitude a bearing sea super storm
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 09, 2011, 12:34:55 PM
Doing a little rain/snow mix thing here right now. Talking some accumulations tonight and tomorrow. But then warming up by the weekend and rain into next week. Wish it would just get cold already and freeze the ground, instead of this back and forth stuff. .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 15, 2011, 06:01:59 PM
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Tonight...Decreasing clouds. Patchy fog. Lows 25 to 35 below. Light winds.

Yeah.  -35 F, and light winds.  That should feel great.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: clww on November 15, 2011, 06:21:54 PM
77 degrees here yesterday and 81 degrees today....
And this is id-November? Rifle season starts on Saturday.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 15, 2011, 06:51:04 PM
Been 45-50 degrees at night and 55-60 in the day for the last two weeks. Had a couple cold days on the weekend, but it bounced back. Colder by next week. Saw a couple deer tracks and two grouse this Monday behind uncle's on the trail. Two more grouse had been shot on the trail.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 15, 2011, 07:33:23 PM
Great.  They just updated it:

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Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy ice fog. Lows 25 to 40 below. Light winds.

Note to self:  throw an extra log on the fire before bed.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on November 15, 2011, 10:40:43 PM
Warbird, with temps like that I think I'd throw an extra tree on the fire!  Keep warm up there.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 16, 2011, 07:50:14 AM
29 here this morning with 30-40mph winds coming right off the lake, with snow falling. Beautiful day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 16, 2011, 11:16:32 AM
-33 outside my house this morning.  -42 out at the air force base weather station, -38 at the local airport.  Yup, it's cold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 18, 2011, 11:00:47 PM
We REALLY have to do something about this global warming.  If this keeps up, I'm going to freeze my bum off!

http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/16470974/article-Even-longtime-Alaskans-taken-off-guard-by-deep-freeze
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Piston on November 19, 2011, 07:05:56 AM
Warbird, 
With a high of 15 below I think I would be sitting inside next to the woodstove  :o

Do your cars start when it's that cold out?  I've been in below zero many times but never experienced anything like that, I can't even imagine what 42 below feels like.

I woke up to 29 with the wind chill but the living dropped to 72 with the woodstove going all night. Love that wood heat in the morning and the silence of the boiler not running  8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 19, 2011, 07:14:10 AM
Warbird,

The ice sheets must be forming again.  You guys might get cut off.  I cannot imagine it getting that cold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 19, 2011, 07:21:40 AM
Not good to have it that early and I think I read with only a foot of snow on the ground too. That will drive the cold into the ground with not much snow cover. The cold will really start to set in if it last for a week. Does not sound to good. Hope for some clouds.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 19, 2011, 07:32:23 AM
I hope there is lots of firewood in the shed. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 19, 2011, 12:32:46 PM
Piston, our vehicles are 'winterized' - I have oil and transmission oil pan heating pads glued to the underside of the pans.  I also have block heater elements in the engines and a small heating pad under the batteries.  We plug the cars in when it gets 10 degrees F, or colder.  That's the only way to keep them starting at subzero temps.

If you think -42 F is bad, you should try -64 F!  :o  That's the coldest, ambient, that I've ever felt.  Even when plugged in, equipment doesn't like to operate in those temps.  Neither does the human body.

WDH, no idea what the ice sheets in the Arctic are doing right now.  I do know that while the natural trend has been toward warming, there has been a ton of hype and fear-mongering regarding polar ice caps and the poor polar bears.  I'm also not worried about it because the atmosphere was recently proven to be shedding more heat into space than any climate models had accounted for.  That's a discussion for elsewhere, though.

cfarm, you are absolutely correct.  It could be a very bad winter for a lot of folk's wells, water lines, and sewer/septic systems.  Our entire well and plumbing system is fairly robust against the cold, thank God.  Ironically, I do have a hole in a drop pipe and have a guy coming out on Monday to pull the pump and replace all the drop pipe.  It's supposed to be a nice balmy -20 F by Monday.  ;)

SD, yessir!  I had near 7 cord going into this winter and lots of scrap (cookies, biscuits, gnarly ends of logs that most folks would just burn in a bonfire).  The Mrs suggested our wood stove is big enough to handle most of that and she was right.  We've extended our wood supply by quite a bit!  We'll be alright.  In a way, it's good to have a "winter of old" again.  This is the kind of weather I grew up in.  Reminds me how much better I have it today.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Al_Smith on November 19, 2011, 06:16:52 PM
I'm surprised that 7 cords of wood would last an Alaskan winter .Then again depends on the size of the dwelling ,insulation etc .

BTW the coldest I've ever been in was indeed 42 below on the polar ice cap .Coldest in Ohio was near 30 below .Both were rather chilly .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 19, 2011, 06:31:09 PM
In the winter of 2008 it was -25 to -50 below all month in the early mornings. I went through 2 cords of hard maple in January. Sucked a lot of wood. It was also the winter with the most snow fall for here, over twelve feet.

Right now it's not so cold, and I'm uncomfortably hot with 2 big beech slabs in the fire.  :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Al_Smith on November 19, 2011, 07:42:49 PM
Too hot with the beech eh .Well either open a window or sit around in your undies .

Well to tell the truth it's still too warm here to fire the stove or else I'd be down to the bares myself .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 21, 2011, 03:39:32 PM
And so it continues:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/alaska-brutal-cold-reaches-his/57992

Going through the wood pile pretty quick, pretty early.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on November 21, 2011, 05:17:11 PM
We have been in the deep freeze here on the prairies too.   :D  I gotta laugh at the way alot of people wont go outside because it's soooo cold out.   :D  They simply act as if this is the first time this has ever happened here.   :D  I got my woolies out and and the winter gear out and got suited up and went out to shovel snow the other morning.  Some of the looks I was getting from the neighbors looking out their windows was just pricelss.  I just went on doing my business and chuckling to myself and it made the snow shovelling go by faster.   ;)  I love winter.  We have had it up to -35 C here the other morning with the wind chill.  I was out working in it just fine.   ;D  We are finally getting a year with some decent frost in the ground.  Last year we had very little frost as we had way too much snow before the temperatures went down.  Maybe I can get a few whacks of wood out this winter.   :D   
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 21, 2011, 05:43:37 PM
Was 22 F here this morning, had a small fire in the stove at the shop and let it go out. Too hot, had to leave the door open all day anyway with the smoke rolling off the table saw blade, run'n it through 2" maple. :D :D Might be dull I think.  :-\ ::) Had the fan on to remove the smoke. ;D

Nary a snow flake here, but maybe Wednesday.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 21, 2011, 05:47:24 PM
Was 14 degrees this morning. Which is chilly for this time of year when the lake is still open. Got about 6-8" of snow on the ground but it is supposed to warm up this week so it will probably melt. Wish it would make up its mind already.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 21, 2011, 06:37:42 PM
I will be the Yang for y'alls Yin.   It was 82 degrees here today.  Humid, hot, sticky, gnatty, and mosquitoyey. 

Crazy.  Record high predicted for tomorrow.  The Mason-Dixon Line must be a big weather wall (among other things  :)).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on November 21, 2011, 06:47:38 PM
What was priceless was what your neighbors were looking at.  :D :D

Quote
I got my woolies out and and the winter gear out and got suited up and went out to shovel snow the other morning.  Some of the looks I was getting from the neighbors looking out their windows was just pricelss.


Let's see....red woolies and that floppy-ear winter leather head gear.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2011, 02:04:43 AM
It's 12 degrees here right now.  :o

Need any air conditioning down there WDH? ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 22, 2011, 06:57:48 AM
Maybe you can box up some and ship it UPS  :D.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on November 22, 2011, 07:00:05 AM
The A/C will be runnin' all day again.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2011, 07:03:06 AM
Well if you took a tug up to Newfoundland and picked up an iceberg, all you need then is a bunch of fans sucking air off the ice. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: snowstorm on November 22, 2011, 07:33:14 AM
14 here nws has a winter storm warning posted 10 to 16" for wed.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on November 22, 2011, 09:37:48 AM
beenthere, what they saw was a fuzzy-faced redneck farmer trying to dig out his prized stubborn mule so he could get on and go nowhere fast.  This crazy redneck thought about laying down in the snow and making some of those thar fandangled snow angels while dems lazy folks was watchin'.  ;D   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 22, 2011, 03:27:03 PM
We are getting a soaking wet rain that is good for a couple of  "say nothing" posts.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 23, 2011, 08:25:03 AM
Snowing here now. Shoved a path for the puppy. She loves the snow. Too busy playing in it to do what she was out there for. Took her a few minutes to settle down. Maybe 8-10-12 inches when it's all done. We're probably heading for the 12. I can hear the snow, must be some ice,sleet in it. Temps will be in the high 40's coming up.At least it will settle down alot.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on November 23, 2011, 11:30:47 AM
It is 0.7 of a degree this morning!  It's above zero!  HEAT WAVE!!!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 23, 2011, 12:05:42 PM
It's been snowing here since 10:30, they are calling for a couple inches up here. So it will be water in the upcoming mild spell Friday.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sprucebunny on November 23, 2011, 04:08:53 PM
We got a foot of snow, most of it last night. Less snow to the North and West.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 23, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
I think we got 4" here and it's about over. Real dry light stuff.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on November 23, 2011, 06:35:40 PM
Very wet and windy here on the left coast. The mountains are getting nailed with snow, both main passes to the interior are closed due to weather and I would not try the other two in these conditions. With all the snow and mild temps there will not be much happening in the bush for awhile.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 24, 2011, 07:33:42 AM
Only 8 inches of snow. Suppose to warm up,I don't think it will all be melted before more comes. All the news could do was talk about it. The way they report it,it never snows in Maine.About an hour and a half from me they only got an inch of snow and all the rest was rain. But that is normal,just don't want to hear about it for 10 minutes straight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 24, 2011, 07:40:31 AM
Reminds me of CBC talking most of the winter on some daytime talk radio about a deer that got stranded on river ice because some coyote had chased it. It fell through the ice and drowned. Of all the talk about a dumb deer.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 28, 2011, 09:07:51 AM
Temps are real warm here. Wrong on this one,snow is just about gone. Might get in the high 50's here. Weather man called it mild temperature. I would call it a heat way for the end of Nov. Warm rain coming in too. Woods have been a soggy mess,this will just add to it. It will firm up soon. I don't see how these temps will stay with us.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 28, 2011, 01:51:35 PM
Here, we have a slow drizzle and are in the low 40's with a prediction of about 30 for the next 4 nights.  I'm not sawing, but I am burning some Red Oak.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 28, 2011, 02:17:07 PM
52 here today and we had 1/10" all day from a shower or two. I to just built up a fire. South wind this time of year is cold and damp, goes through a building.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 28, 2011, 07:34:28 PM
About 1" of slow steady rain.  Possible snow flurries tonight!  The ground is way too warm for it to stick, but that is just insane.  This is Georgia, not the Great White North.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: red on November 28, 2011, 08:22:29 PM
oh no snowload . . .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on November 28, 2011, 09:29:22 PM
 :D :D :D

We will see!  You will be the first to know  ;D. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 29, 2011, 02:41:14 AM
Now that is crazy temps, going from 85 to freezing cold. I have seen it drop 60 degrees over night here many times though. From 40 in a mild spell to -20 by morning, plus cold 30 mile/hr wind to boot.   fire_smiley  That's the kind of stuff that kills deer up here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 29, 2011, 07:49:19 AM
Four days dipping below the freezing mark which is unusually cold for us.  The fire is nice.   fire_smiley
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 29, 2011, 08:00:49 AM
Interesting to hear about the weather in other places.
Here we are with the warmest Nov on record,but I think they said that only goes back to 1940. That will all change pretty quick.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Al_Smith on November 29, 2011, 08:09:08 AM
It really isn't all that cold but I got the electric bill so cold or no wood stove is opened for the season .Good grief that bill looks like it was meant for Al Gore not Al Smith --mumble grumble .
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Sprucegum on November 29, 2011, 09:37:43 AM
Give me back my snow  >:(

It plus 10 here which is almost 50 above! No way I want to skid logs in the dirt  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on November 29, 2011, 02:09:12 PM
It has been raining steady since last Saturday night.  As I look out the window now it has all turned to big fluffy snow flakes and the ground is well coated.  Hopefully it won't last but that is what I said last year and we had snow cover from Dec. 1 through most of February.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on November 29, 2011, 04:30:46 PM
One With Wood we must be down wind from you   ;D. We have water standing where water hasn't stood for three or four years,then about three today it turned into giant flacks of snow with a good ground cover right now. You probably heard the old saying if you don't like the weather wait ten minuites  smiley_blue_bounce Have a great day spring is right around the corner, I just didn't say which corner
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 29, 2011, 04:48:45 PM
Mild here again today, it barely froze in the night. I never had a fire all day until just now for the evening. I'll let it out. It's already getting too toasty. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on November 29, 2011, 04:54:55 PM
We're on borrowed time, weatherwise!   ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 29, 2011, 05:57:53 PM
I was cutting wood in a t shirt yesterday. The wood yard is muddy,even first thing in the morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on November 29, 2011, 09:16:03 PM
It has been pouring rain here since Sunday with a lot of low spots flooded.  Wife and I went to town about 1:30 pm and stopped to eat.  It was raining when we went in and snowing when we came out.  I went to the barbershop, got a haircut, and set in the chair for 30" swapping tales with the barber and an old coworker.  Should have been on the road home as there was already a couple of inches on the ground of heavy wet snow.  If I got out of the tire tracks the truck wanted to slide.  The power just came back on about 30" ago and had been out for 2 1/2 or 3 hours.  We probably have 5" + of heavy wet snow clinging to trees and everything else.  Ice cream covered mud.  Think I'll stay in tomorrow.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 30, 2011, 02:49:17 AM
Summer tires aren't much good in snow.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 30, 2011, 04:56:13 AM
It's 55 here this morning before daylight.  ;D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on November 30, 2011, 05:39:02 AM
Right now we have 44 degrees and steady rain!

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: customsawyer on November 30, 2011, 05:48:39 AM
It is about 42 deg. here now. Yesterday we had a high of 48 deg with some wind. Had to wear my light coat all day. Haven't done that in a while. They are calling for 58 deg. today.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on November 30, 2011, 06:08:44 AM
Just came in from taking the puppy out. Wind is howling and raining,but it's 42 and a warm wind. Real odd for Nov 30. I've seen it in Oct when we got rain and wind and I could not put enough clothes on and be warm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on November 30, 2011, 09:35:55 AM
Right now it's about 30 degrees with lots of that white junk laying around.  Snowplows have run including my neighbor who just plowed our long lane.  Traffic is moving "normal" for the first big snow which means "travel at your own risk and watch for flying vehicles."  Wife is insistent I drive her to a sale which ends today.  I may stop at the creek on the way and give her a refreshing dip.   :D  The power companies have been busy, especially in the counties south and west of us.  Right now I'm taking out my hearings aids, having a cup of coffee, and going into stall mode.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on November 30, 2011, 09:49:44 AM
JV going into a stall mode  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on November 30, 2011, 10:01:24 AM
 :)
Right now it's about 30 degrees with lots of that white junk laying around.  Snowplows have run including my neighbor who just plowed our long lane.  Traffic is moving "normal" for the first big snow which means "travel at your own risk and watch for flying vehicles."  Wife is insistent I drive her to a sale which ends today.  I may stop at the creek on the way and give her a refreshing dip.   :D  The power companies have been busy, especially in the counties south and west of us.  Right now I'm taking out my hearings aids, having a cup of coffee, and going into stall mode.

Words of wisdom  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on November 30, 2011, 01:26:18 PM
I have heard of the "idling mode" but the "stall mode" is a new one for me.  I like it.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on November 30, 2011, 03:08:15 PM
Well, made it there and back in one piece.  The roads were clear and I only saw three vehicles in the ditches, so most people must have slowed down.  My wife got to her sale and is happy.  Since "we" were "saving" so much I thought it only fair that "we" share the wealth.  Cost her a barbecued rib dinner with a tall one.  Nap time.  45 years of marriage has taught this old man a few lessons and No. 1 is what worked today won't necessarily work tomorrow.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 30, 2011, 05:28:35 PM
It was 62 here around noon, and now it's cooled down to 51. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Peter Drouin on November 30, 2011, 07:24:31 PM
60 here in NH and it rain here hard last night. logers can;t pull wood to much mud, I just put an order for 34' w pine. have to wait for some freezeup.next week I hope. all this work lined up,  :o :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 01, 2011, 05:48:02 AM
I let the dog and it felt cold,36.  ::)  These "high' temps have spoiled me.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 01, 2011, 07:23:22 AM
The highs have been the high 40's, cold enough that the red wasps that had a nest in the big old red oak that the power company cut down yesterday just crawled around and did not fly and sting everybody.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 01, 2011, 07:33:30 AM
Maybe it will drop a little more down there in GA and do a real good job on them red wasps. ;D

36 here this morning and going to get colder, but not frigid cold. ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: wwsjr on December 01, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
Dusting of snow Monday morning. 45' F yesterday, 25' at 5:30 this morning. Sunshine and 50' predicted today. Not supposed to be this cold in Nov down south.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on December 01, 2011, 01:00:42 PM
It was 24F when I crawled out of bed this morning.  Just enough to firm up the ground so I could transfer bio diesel to the greenhouse tank and move some aspen logs over to the mill.  Warmed right up when the sun starting shining and now we are back to mud.
Good weather for milling  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 01, 2011, 02:40:33 PM
It was nice and sunny all day here, but the temp dropped to 32 here now.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on December 01, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
Very windy just north of Salt Lake City today. Centerville recorded a gust of 102 MPH. At least ten semis were tipped over on I-15. Many trees toppled, which brings up a question. The news showed mostly evergreen trees down.

Do evergreen trees typically have a very shallow root system whereas hardwoods have deeper root systems?

(Urban trees)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on December 01, 2011, 04:52:40 PM
We had 18 degrees F this morning at 5:00!

Got "just" a dusting of snow last evening at dusk!

Like I said earlier, "We're on borrowed time"!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on December 01, 2011, 05:42:57 PM
Had some nasty winds here lately too but a lot worse in Calgary.
High level winds to 150KM to 180KM that took glass out of the high rise towers so much that the city had to close the downtown core because of the "glass storm" that they had.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: OneWithWood on December 02, 2011, 06:23:41 AM
Doug, I don't know if all evergreens have shallow root systems.  I do know that some hardwoods are shollow rooted (Tulip and Aspen come to mind) whereas Walnuts put down a deep tap root.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2011, 06:36:24 AM
According to the paper, Maine had the warmest temperature in the country,62,on the Weather Channel's map at 7:15 Wednesday morning.
This morning is more normal,22.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 02, 2011, 09:46:09 AM
According to Caribou NOAA, this November was the mildest on records back to 1937.

The almanac predicted this, and says Dec will be wet and mild and the first of January as well with just small snowfall amounts that won't be too significant. This is forecast for the Maritimes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on December 04, 2011, 09:31:56 PM
Well, it's been raining here since Friday with more to come through tomorrow.  Supposed to clear up through this coming weekend but with no appreciable chance of a hard freeze without warm up.  I need to move some things in and out of the new shop but without gravel down all I'll have is a mud hole.  The lane is in a mess and I don't want to put any new stone down until I can do some grading.  I bought a rock picker at an auction last weekend and can't move it until a hard freeze or dry up.  I asked the old fellow how long I had to pick it up and he replied until the grass starts growing again.  He could be right.   :(  At least that white stuff has melted.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 05, 2011, 04:52:41 AM
Very mild here for a December night, 43 here at 5:00 am.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 05, 2011, 05:35:44 AM
I just looked again and the temp has risen by about a degree and a half Celcius and now it is only -17.8  ;D  We have way more frost in the ground already than we had all of last winter.  Not much for snow here yet though.  I could sure use some now to make skidding easier.  Hope these temps keep cool like this too so I don't get so sweated up in the bush and the limbs come of easier...  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on December 05, 2011, 02:41:17 PM
Wettest year ever in Louisville Ky.  Over 64".  Wet here too.  Never had toad stranglers, just lots of steady rain.  Even had a droughty perion in the heat of summer.
5 of the last 15 years have been the 5 wettest on record since way back inthe 1800's.
Last Monday guage had almost 3.5".  Already that much with 8 or 9 hours more rain coming.
Glad I have a big log pile.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: reride82 on December 05, 2011, 03:08:58 PM
It was -25 F on my drive to work this morning... Some ice, but not much for snow. Yet.  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 05, 2011, 05:05:05 PM
50F and partly sunny all day. Around 48 now. Only burnt two slabs of maple in the shop stove all day. No fire in the house all day, none tonight neither. :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on December 05, 2011, 06:31:37 PM
Rained all day yesturday and more of the same today. Fifty percent of the corn is still standing here in Auglaize cty. Its so wet here ducks are even buying boots ! 43 degrees down to 30 degrees tonight one of the wettest seasons I can ever remember.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 07, 2011, 01:33:50 PM
OK, so this is normal to some of you and high for others, but our temps are in the 30's and that is cold.  I saw a few snow flurries this morning and that is certainly not our normal weather.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: submarinesailor on December 07, 2011, 01:38:11 PM
OK, so this is normal to some of you and high for others, but our temps are in the 30's and that is cold.  I saw a few snow flurries this morning and that is certainly not our normal weather.   :-\

And it was 60 degrees when I walked out the door at 0430 this morning.  Aren't we about 800 miles north of you? ??? ???

Bruce
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 07, 2011, 01:41:34 PM
78 here today couple small wispy clouds. Shorts sandals and a tank top to work. Got to mow my yard later.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 07, 2011, 02:25:00 PM
A little further submarinesailor, but something doesn't seem right.   :-\

Bill, have you decorated the camo house for Christmas yet  ???
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 07, 2011, 02:30:39 PM
Ha Ha I am the anti Christmas guy......... If that red suited fat guy comes near here I'm shooting him. ;D :D

Latest Girlfriend asked me when I was putting up decorations, I'm still laughing at that!

We just got our afternoon shower, here and gone in 5 minutes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: customsawyer on December 07, 2011, 04:19:06 PM
Started out at 65 degrees this morning. Started raining about 10:00 then the temp dropped to about 50 degrees. They are calling for 30 degrees tonight. It wouldn't be to bad out there if the wind wasn't blowing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 07, 2011, 05:15:09 PM
You guys jinxed me, cold front right behind that shower. Temps dropped 20 degrees. Had to put jeans and socks on. Brrrrr
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 07, 2011, 06:31:55 PM
 :D  :D  Magic, I think you would have a hard time up here.  It is onlyabout 15 F here right now before windchill and supposed to drop to 5 F with a windchill that feels like -20 F.  I like the cold but not the wind so much.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 07, 2011, 08:22:36 PM
He would be grits deprived, that's for sure. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 07, 2011, 09:12:22 PM
33 here, was foggy and showering the last 24 hours. Suppose to get 3 or 4 inches of white stuff by tomorrow. So far, kind of slow coming or mostly a miss. There was a few flurries this morning, then back to rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 07, 2011, 09:21:54 PM
Was about 19* all day today. Now it has warmed up to 29*  and they posted a Lake Effect Snow Advisory for sometime tonight through Friday night. Calling for 12"+ of snow, but lake effect is impossible to predict. When they post these warnings sometimes we get 2 inches and sometimes we get 2 foot. Find out as the next couple days unfold.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 07, 2011, 09:49:50 PM
Actually it just a matter of dressing properly.  With our weather, I end up walking to the mail box in just my shirtsleeves and freeze in 30 something degrees.  There, I know it's cold and put a coat on.  We regularly experience 10 degree weather in Colorado each year and never get cold, but we dress for it.

My name is Magicman, and I have not had grits in over 24 hours.   :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: MattD23 on December 07, 2011, 10:45:30 PM
It's cold as hell here (SW Ontario) :o! We hardly have any snow and it's been below freezing this whole week. The lakes are getting nice and iced up for fishing, but I'm a little concernced the underground plumbing and piping could get whacked if we don't get some snow for insulation. Anyone ever had issues like that?
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on December 07, 2011, 11:38:32 PM
Magicman, recognizing your addiction to grits is the first step, however if you'd said: My name is Magicman, and I haven't inhaled sawdust in 24 hours, then I'd be seriously concerned about your welfare, the grits don't bother me.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 08, 2011, 06:06:38 AM
Matt,forgot what year it was,maybe 20 years ago we had a winter with very little snow. The frost went down quite aways. One of my friends was on city water and his froze up. Others had problems too. Was a normal winter for temps too. Below zero and all. This winter has been different for temps,so far. All this will change sometime. Suppose to get some snow in the night,I thought. I just took the puppy out and the eves from the house are dripping and it is snowing out.Stopped by the time she was done doing her business.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 08, 2011, 06:09:06 AM
I'm a little concerned the underground plumbing and piping could get whacked if we don't get some snow for insulation. Anyone ever had issues like that?

Nope, pipes are down 4 feet. Never froze a water pipe in all the years I lived here, and there where some rougher times when the house wasn't even insulated.  Have a mother that wouldn't let a fire in a stove burn in the night. Was mighty cold in the morning when it's 30 below. I keep fires here now at night, enough of that being cold crap. :D

Well, let me back up. We have had an uninsulated wall freeze a water pipe to a shower where the door was kept close and the heat couldn't get at the wall. And maybe a sink water pipe when the doors where left close to the cupboard and no heat at night. But, never froze solid. In the winter in NB you need heat, so you walk the wood to the stove. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 08, 2011, 07:44:47 AM
but I'm a little concernced the underground plumbing and piping could get whacked

If our pipes are buried below the grass roots, they will not freeze.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 08, 2011, 07:49:50 AM
All of my pipes are buried 6-7 feet down. Never had too much worry about them freezing. Frost usually goes down 3-4' here, so I've got a couple feet to spare.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 08, 2011, 11:07:34 AM
I've seen winters here that the frost was down no more than 4". You find the frost level out when you dig graves in winter. Many are not dug if by hand, they store you in an in ground vault. With small excavators they will often times dig. The driveways and such if you have pipes under them, that is where the frost goes deep because they are always cleared off.

I have about 3" to shovel out.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Cedarman on December 08, 2011, 12:22:30 PM
Sawdust will work as good if not better than snow for insulation.  And it doesn't melt.  That could be bad in spring.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 08, 2011, 01:04:47 PM
Well that's the advantage of snow. Don't mind it so much if it's cold out, cause know it will be gone again come spring. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on December 10, 2011, 09:05:53 AM
Looks like you have a little snow SwampDonkey.
This is on da udder side of your mountain in Mars Hill.

http://www.mainewind.org/
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 10, 2011, 01:01:12 PM
Yeah we has 3" at the house. The last snow though, had a heavy snow line up by Mars Hill. But also keep in mind, if that link is showing the ski hill, they have been making snow on the hill on the runs for awhile. You couldn't ski here, the ground ain't even froze and it's wet snow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 12, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
Still no snow,got up to 44 today,but I bet there was still ice in the puddles down by the bog. Seems odd to see ice now. Been so warm.Some of the pond was iced over too. Looks like the rain will take care of that Thursday. We might have a green Christmas. Seen a few of them when I was in high school,back in the late 70's and seem like one in the 90's.We'll get the cold weather and the snow. It won't forget us.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 12, 2011, 06:08:43 PM
34 here today, that little 3" isn't going to budge until Thursday with the rain. ;D

Took a few days for it all the slide off the roof. Cleaned the last of it in front of the door tonight.

Every side of this dang house as a pitch for the snow or rain to run off, so every door requires more than one shoveling in a storm. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 12, 2011, 06:49:54 PM
Of course now, tonight's news reported that China's industrial pollution is the cause of our weather.  ;D

Today, Canada dropped support for the 1997 Kyoto protocol on climate change.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on December 12, 2011, 10:08:51 PM
We had an unusually dry November and this month is shaping up the same way. If it turns cold like the weather gurus say there will be a lot of frozen pipes.
Sure slow for sales of snow blower parts right across the country.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 12, 2011, 10:54:50 PM
My pond in front of the Cabin is 4 1/2' low.  Only in year 2000 has it been that low.   :-\

Hurricanes that travel through Louisiana, which places us on the "wet" side, provide us with our water.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 17, 2011, 08:01:10 AM
Was 45 here,but had a cold win blowing and it felt cold out.Weather man said a good one the other night. He said,We had a white Halloween and a white Thanksgiving. So what if we don't have a white Christmas,it all averages out.  ;D Suppose to get down into the low teens tonight.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 17, 2011, 11:18:29 AM
It's about 20 today for a high, tonight expected to go down to zero or a little below. But no wind and nice and sunny. Anyway, lots of wood. I only burn an armload of wood in the shop all day. The pile don't seem to me getting any smaller after 6 weeks of shop working. I think the wood elves are adding more at night. ;)

Was as high as 43 here, as we had rain for two days. That was a cold wind to, went clear to the bone. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SPIKER on December 17, 2011, 11:32:30 AM
Didn't read through all 94 pages but Ohio weather has been really odd one this year really dry July growing season and then rained almost every day for months on end it seems.   most of northern Ohio broke err SMASHED yearly rainfall amount back in early November & we have yet to get a measurable snowfall level.  today looks to be the best chance since march for us...   There are a couple snows in the lake effect areas but even the lake is too warm to let it snow much in the normal areas as the water is keeping it from getting down low enough to snow...

maybe by Christmas we will get an inch or two to make it white then it can go back to or primary season of MUD.

Mark
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 17, 2011, 01:07:09 PM
Was 4* this morning going for a high of 20. Really windy and snowing out there right now. Got to love winter.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: jim king on December 17, 2011, 05:33:11 PM

This surprised me.

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Of course now, tonight's news reported that China's industrial pollution is the cause of our weather.

Environmental Pollution
May 28th, 2011 | Author: admin
The environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the countrys natural resources. Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, rapid industrialization,  urbanization, and land degradation are all worsening problems. Overexploitation of the countrys resources be it land or water and the industrialization process has resulted environmental degradation of  resources.  Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humanity and other life forms on our planet today.

Indias per capita carbon dioxide emissions were roughly 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) in 2007, according to the study. Thats small compared to China and the U.S., with 10,500 pounds (4,763 kilograms) and 42,500 pounds (19,278 kilograms) respectively that year. The study said that the European Union and Russia also have more emissions than India.

India has been ranked as seventh most environmentally hazardous country in the world by a new ranking released recently. The study is based on evaluation of absolute environment impact of 179 countries, whose data was available and has been done by researchers in Harvard, Princeton, Adelaide University and University of Singapore 0n January 12, 2011.
Brazil was found to be worst on environmental indicators whereas Singapore was the best. United States was rated second worst and China was ranked third.

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 17, 2011, 05:53:31 PM
Where is winter?  >:(  Definately not really here yet.  Oh wait.... it's not December 21st yet.   :D   We have very little snow and the weather here now is just below freezing with temps expected to be above zero for the next couple of days.  Our farm 75 miles away there is about 6 inches of crystalized snow which is about 4 inches more than here.  We have more ice than snow and that is not normal.  :-\ 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 18, 2011, 08:29:01 PM
Things are starting to tighten up now. Got down into the single numbers last night,today's high was 22. It's all ready 8 degree now. But may warm up Wed. Time to start to plug the tractor in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 18, 2011, 09:25:44 PM
Cold here.  Going to get down to 30 tonight.  I think that I will saw some oak tomorrow since the sawing weather will be perfect.  Brisk in the morning in a sweatshirt, T-shirt in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2011, 03:02:07 AM
2 F here this morning, that'll make you two step around a mill or else head to the woodshed for firewood.  splitwood_smiley fire_smiley

I think I'll stay inside a warm shop.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 19, 2011, 06:22:15 AM
It was 52 here yesterday, I went out deer hunting and was hot even dressed light. Supposed to cool down but still really mild for this time of year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2011, 06:49:24 AM
Musta been a pound of that bacon Cfarm suggested for serving size. ;D ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 19, 2011, 08:01:24 AM
The old timers use to eat to keep warm. Not many went out with just a cup of coffee and toast in thier bellies to cut wood.
Was down to just a single 3 last night. Not use to this cold weather. In fact we got home last night at 4:00 and I just threw in a few sticks into the OWB and did not go back out until about 9:30. I got quite a surprise when I opened the door of the OWB. Not much wood was in there. Was down to 8 when I checked on it. It's not 40 outside any more.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 20, 2011, 02:20:42 PM
Merry Christmas??

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...MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES TO ARRIVE IN THE ALASKA INTERIOR
BY THE WEEKEND...

AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE ALASKA
INTERIOR...PUFFY COAT WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO RETURN BY THIS
WEEKEND. A COLD UPPER LOW CENTER OVER THE HIGH ARCTIC OCEAN IS
FORECAST TO MOVE SOUTHWARD AND SETTLE INTO THE ALASKA INTERIOR BY
THIS WEEKEND...BRINGING NOTICEABLY COLDER TEMPERATURES TO THE
ALASKA INTERIOR. WHILE THE OVERALL AIRMASS TEMPERATURE WILL BECOME
MUCH COLDER...SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY
CLOUD COVER. SKIES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER MUCH
OF THE INTERIOR INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THIS SHOULD KEEP
TEMPERATURES IN MOST AREAS FROM FALLING MUCH BELOW 25 BELOW TO 30
BELOW ZERO. HOWEVER...IN AREAS WHERE CLEAR SKIES OCCUR...TEMPERATURES
OF 40 BELOW OR COLDER WILL BE POSSIBLE BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND. THE
COLD SNAP IS LIKELY TO LAST AT LEAST INTO MOST OF NEXT WEEK.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: crtreedude on December 20, 2011, 02:40:43 PM
It looks like the dry season might be a bit early this year. This means it stops raining every day (about once a week), the temperature is about 75 F and very nice breezes. While you all up north are having the worst weather of the year, we are enjoying ourselves until about the first of June - when the rains start again.

Which is why this time of year is when the tourist come here in flocks...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2011, 05:02:34 AM
Rained here all night, but I think some is freezing to surfaces. It's only 34. In NS it's in the 50's with rain. No power outages here, but schools are closed.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 22, 2011, 06:56:41 AM
I took the puppy out for a walk this morning when it was still dark out. We was on the front lawn and I could here it raining but could not feel the rain. I was very puzzled for a few minuets. Took my had off pulled my sleeve up and put out my hand,still could feel no rain,but could here it. Than I started to walk towards the woods and the "rain" got louder. We had some rain yesterday and last night. The ice was dripping off from the trees. Sounded just like it was raining.Still no snow,34 outside.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Piston on December 22, 2011, 07:18:08 AM
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Still no snow,34 outside.

Arggh!  I hope it starts snowing soon! 

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 22, 2011, 07:25:29 AM
I'm happy without,but I do know we need it to protect the ground and trees from the cold. Many places need it for the money that the snow brings in. It's not all about me.  :D No snow just gives me more time to cut some more wood for winter in places that I could not really get too.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 22, 2011, 04:15:06 PM
The Farmer's Almanac has been really accurate this year, mild and hardly any snow. Yes we had 3 days of near zero, but didn't last obviously. Been more mild than cold.  ;)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Bill Gaiche on December 22, 2011, 10:43:31 PM
Spitin snow here in NE Oklahoma on the first day of winter. But thats all its supposed to do. 25f in the morning.bg
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 23, 2011, 01:56:01 AM
If we keep getting a little dusting of snow everyday we may get up to a foot of snow this winter.  ::)  Kinda sucks when ya need the snow but don't get it...
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on December 23, 2011, 05:23:32 AM
The 10 day forecast has temps in the mid to up 30's throughout it.

I hope you all know the reason this winter is so mild is because I bought a big ash snowblower. Tell you what lets all chip in on getting me a snowmobile to keep it this way.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on December 23, 2011, 05:47:09 AM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on December 23, 2011, 06:39:46 AM
Just caught the 7 day forecast. Next Thursday, they are calling for a high of 64. Figures. We put up a building with a heated floor and the temp goes up. We started the great move into it late yesterday, with the first and biggest piece moved. By the time we get everything moved in, it should be up in the 70's and still be January. If we go ahead with plans for geothermal to cool it during the summer, we should have the coolest summer on record next year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2011, 07:02:48 AM

I hope you all know the reason this winter is so mild is because I bought a big ash snowblower.  :D

Yup, Murffy's Law.  ;D

The first winter I got the snow blower, I only used it once. :D

Really light snow here this morning, might get an inch. Suppose to be cold two days and then mild again. Sunny on Sunday. 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 23, 2011, 07:42:39 AM
Snowing here now. Suppose to get 3 inches than temps will be above freezing to settle it down. Took the puppy out,she was more into playing in the snow than doing what I had her out there far.
kansas,I think I read in the paper some part of KS had a wicked storm. Guess not to near to you.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on December 23, 2011, 09:11:46 AM
We were right on the edge of it. In Ft Riley, 30 miles west, they got over 6 inches of snow. We didn't get one inch. Did get over an inch of rain. On out in Western Kansas, they had I 70 closed. Location, location, location.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 23, 2011, 09:15:00 AM
We are always either up or down.  By the time we get a good flicker going with a good bed of coals, we gotta turn on the ceiling fan to cool off.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on December 23, 2011, 10:38:18 AM
Norm, I'll chip in on the snowmobile as long as you guarantee it will work, I REALLY like no snow, less work, less feed.  We have been having trouble with sick calves though, wish it would get cold and stay cold (without the snow)  :).
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2011, 10:51:03 AM
This time of year I keep a good thick bed of coals going, lay a couple slabs of beech/sugar maple on that and it goes all day. Yesterday I put in wood at 8 am and never put another stick in until 4:00 pm. Keep the thermostat on 75 and the coals last and last. ;D  :) I only use an armload of wood in the shop, and often have the door open even when it's below 0. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 23, 2011, 11:01:08 AM
Looking like mid 80's for the big day this year. T-shirts and a bike ride down to the beach.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 23, 2011, 11:05:16 AM
We're supposed to get 2 - 4" of snow today and then by Christmas Day, we are supposed to have high temps of -20 to -30.  I will take the snow over frigid temps any day.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 23, 2011, 11:22:19 AM
Ouch !!!   :o
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 23, 2011, 11:44:51 AM
Ouch is right. That will freeze up your grits.
Just about 3 inches here. Temp is 36 and the snow is wet,just right to make a snowman. Think I'll go get the Grandkids and start building.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 23, 2011, 12:55:12 PM
The weather is going to be mild to say the least around these parts for Christmas Day with a high around 34 F  >:(  It's not gonna feel like Christmas at all.  It's supposed to be around around -10 F around this time of year. With enough snow to go sledding but not this year :( 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 25, 2011, 07:46:48 AM
Got down to -3 in the night. First time this cold all season. when I first got a few hours ago it was 4 above,now it's 6 above. Most mornings lately it warms up fast. Everyone in this area got a white Christmas,about 3 inches. A few hours south did not.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 25, 2011, 07:52:42 AM
We have about 4 inches from Friday and it was -8 at 7:00 am , but has been warming up. It's now -5. Suppose to reach 7 today for a high, and going to be snow showers for today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 25, 2011, 09:19:27 AM
Rain all day today.  Lots of kids with new bikes will be unhappy.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on December 26, 2011, 11:32:39 AM
This is one lazy rainy day.  I don't even plan to eat too much.   :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2011, 03:23:22 PM
It's turned mild here again, but not above freezing. Around 25 F. It had been near zero at night for two days. Going to be overcast for a few days I guess. We still only have 4"-5" inches with a little dusting added last night. It's nice that there is no wind.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on December 26, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
Still mild here in northwest Ohio and still tons of standing corn I checked a few ears and some of them were moldy, it's a tuff year as far as the weather goes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Coon on December 26, 2011, 03:43:19 PM
The pavement is wet here.  Was raining and turned tosleet/snow.   >:( 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2011, 04:30:36 PM
Can't imagine corn being any good this late. The Mennonites tried harvesting it late and dumped $100,000 of spoiled corn out in the field in January. They left the farm and sold this spring. The corn thing happened about 7 years ago.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on December 26, 2011, 04:41:53 PM
Iam not sure but I think it can be used to make ethanol fuel, thats a big thing aroud here.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2011, 04:58:18 PM
I wouldn't know, there are no ethonol plants around here. But Irving Oil and other refineries blend it. I suspect it comes from the US as the Quebec government tried it and closed the doors to no more ethanol projects a couple years ago or more. Quebec has a huge agricultural sector compared to the Maritimes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 26, 2011, 05:43:05 PM
Looks like rain coming tomorrow night for a couple days. The branches of the jet stream are converging and making snow to the west and rain to the east were we are.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on December 27, 2011, 01:02:44 PM
Well, those who were wishing for a white Christmas here were disappointed.  My wife bought two saucer sleds for the grandkids to slid down our long lane.  It started snowing last night and is coming down pretty steady now.  Now the problem is by the time they visit this weekend the snow will be gone.  Warmup in the 40's by the end of the week and almost 50 by New Years.  Weird winter and if you believe the Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be an up and down winter with a cool dry spring and a cooler, dry summer for our area.  Looks like my outdoor work will wait until spring when the mud drys.  I had to store my Christmas present from Santa at another location other than the new shop.  I had hoped to be up and running by summer but I guess it will get done when the weather permits and on days when I am able.   :-\
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 27, 2011, 09:06:53 PM
It rained.  Amazing, as we are 13" below normal.  All our rain went to the Mid-East and Mid-West. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2011, 12:04:41 AM
It's almost 40 F and raining here now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 28, 2011, 07:23:54 AM
The 3-4 inches of snow is gone as far as I tell can just walking to the mailbox. Wife woke me up in the night and told me the wind was blowing hard. I said yep and went back to sleep.  ;D  We must of got some rain too. The ground feels soft. Very odd for the end of Dec in my area. Should have a foot or 2 of snow and temps should be below freezing at night and through the day on most days.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on December 29, 2011, 07:19:10 AM
This winter has been extremely mild....no snow, no freezing rain, in fact no notable moisture at all since about last June.  :(    If we don't get rain or snow soon, we will head into spring with drought conditions. Temps have been in the 40's pretty much all of December, when normally we have below freezing with tons of snow.

The weather cycles are interesting, and the older I get the more I recognize the cycles. Back in the 70's & 80's we had mild winters with little snow. Then in the 90's the temps dropped and the snow piled up. The common saying among us old folks was "These are the winters I remember as a kid back in the 50's and 60's." The first decade of the 2000's was harsh winters with lots of ice. Then this summer everything changed and us old folks were saying that we could feel a drought settling in. To ensure the drought, we went out and bought a snow blower! It worked....not an inch of snow yet this winter.

I have a feeling we are cycling back into the mild winters again. But the Farmers Almanac says we will snowfall (6-10") every week from here on out through spring. We shall see!!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 29, 2011, 07:30:25 AM
I had a high of 55 yesterday,but that was in the early morning. The temps started to fall around 9-10 am. It's 11 now. Weather man said it was going to get cold. I always like to hear them say that. I can't remember what they say when it gets below zero.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on December 29, 2011, 07:45:32 AM
Patty,

This is the worst La Nina pattern, where cool water in the pacific ocean alters the Jet Stream, in decades.  2011 was a year of extremes.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 29, 2011, 08:58:56 AM
20 degrees and snow here at the moment. We have had a weird winter for sure, usually by now we would have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground with cold temps. We have had some of the cold weather but just not a lot of snow, and when we get snow we will get a warm day or two to knock it back to nothing.

Businesses are hurting because few are coming up to snowmobile and ski. I have a few timber sales that we can't start on because the roads won't freeze down or there isn't enough snow cover to let the equipment in the woods. If spring comes early like it did last year then it will be a poor winter/spring logging season that's for sure.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Piston on December 30, 2011, 11:11:53 AM
I don't know when we're gonna get any snow, hopefully soon but none in the forecast.   I just heard on the radio that the ski mountains are really hurting because people aren't as excited to go skiing when there isn't any snow on the ground, even though they are making snow at the mountains.  They said that Christmas vacation week usually accounts for 1/3rd of their revenue for the winter....but not this winter.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on December 30, 2011, 11:41:02 AM
Piston
Have heard tell that the skiing income before the first of the year is the profit for the season.
The remaining revenue just covers the expenses.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 30, 2011, 12:05:44 PM
Talking freezing rain here over the weekend and mild in the 30's and 40's for a couple days.

It's 17 here now and was about same yesterday, that'll freeze up water. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on December 30, 2011, 07:45:04 PM
Rain here again today, high forthys, Monday it is suppose to get down to 19 degrees with a high of 25 for a few days. Iam sure alot of guys will try logging its been a long time between pay checks. Plus maybe there get the rest of the crops off.Seven day forcast show 40's again by next friday.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on December 31, 2011, 07:25:13 AM
A light rain now,28. Had a dusting of snow yesterday. Looks real odd to see the ground this time of year. But things are froze up for now. Temps in the 40's for the next 2 days. Saw someone ice fishing yesterday, was on a small pond.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on December 31, 2011, 07:48:43 AM
We drove up to Wisconsin & back and encountered our first snow/rain event of the year.  ::) Of course that is so typical, when you absolutely have to be some where....the bad weather moves in! Fortunately the temperature hovered right at 32 F so the roads did not freeze over too badly.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: lumberjack48 on December 31, 2011, 01:54:54 PM
It wasn't been below 0 yet, staying 20 to 30 above, an only 1" of snow, this is crazy for Northern MN.
This is not good for logging, pretty hard to freeze a swamp road in, i would be getting scared, theres only 8 weeks left, i would be wanting some -30 days
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Raider Bill on December 31, 2011, 03:07:05 PM
78, mowing the yard....... :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 31, 2011, 03:46:47 PM
Freezing rain and rain mixed, a nice mess to try and walk from the house down to the shop.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on December 31, 2011, 03:49:55 PM
Rained here the last couple of days, heavy in spots yesterday.  Finally quit and supposed to start snowing tonight through Tuesday with a night time low of 17 midweek.  However, supposed to be in the mid 40's by next weekend.  Seems to be locked in a cycle.   :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
From the weatherman:

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Today...Partly cloudy. Patchy ice fog and flurries. Highs 20 to 30 below. Light winds.

Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy ice fog. Lows 25 to 40 below. Light winds.

Yup.  It's cold again.  No end in sight, either.  Got plenty of firewood, a good stove, a warm home, and a warm family.  Life is good.  :)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: nas on December 31, 2011, 07:27:19 PM
78, mowing the yard....... :D
Sucker ;D :D :D  I don't have to mow till May 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on December 31, 2011, 08:32:22 PM
Ugh.  They updated the forecast for tonight:

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Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy ice fog. Lows 30 to 45 below. Light winds.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: pigman on December 31, 2011, 11:39:00 PM
In northern Ky we had the wettest year on record. Not just a little over the previous record, but 15 inches over the record. It did get real dry at the wrong time in late summer causing crops to be short. I sure wish we could have sent 30  inches of our rain to south Georgia,  Texas , Iowa or other dry places..
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: DouginUtah on January 01, 2012, 12:43:18 AM

Northern Utah (Salt Lake City) had the driest December EVER. 0.03"
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2012, 01:27:00 AM
The last two years, the summers are wetter than normal and annually by 20"+. So far this year the winter and fall are dry. 1-2" of snow in a storm doesn't make much water in spring time.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2012, 07:34:44 AM
Well we've got our fix of ice from the storm, thank you very much. About 1/8-3/16" of ice on everything in sight. No power interruption but a dang inconvenience. The plow truck put down enough sand to make a gravel road on top of the asphalt. Would'a been fun to sled on that ice road. :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Patty on January 01, 2012, 07:59:50 AM
50 mph winds last night blew the New Year right in! We expect the winds to pick up to 60 mph today and I guess they will blow that new year right on into next year!  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 01, 2012, 08:18:35 AM
We have some blizzard or winter storm warning for 1-2 feet of snow by monday night. Got about 6" last night and its still coming down. Its cold with 40-60mph wind gust coming off the big lake. Just came in from feeding cattle and they seemed shocked because this is the first nasty winter storm we have had this year.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sandhills on January 01, 2012, 09:34:47 AM
It's a beautiful New Years morning here, other than the battery was dead on my pickup  :-\.  We were supposed to have those 60mph winds yesterday Patty, but I don't think they got much over 30-40, suppose to be about the same today.  We've had a very mild winter so far, one snow that was about 6" but got rid of that in about a week with very unseasonable warm weather.  Supposed to be near 50 for most of this week, sure helps on feed costs for the cows, who knows there's plenty of winter left so I'm sure we'll pay for it sometime.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2012, 06:28:52 AM
It's raining again today, so maybe that ice will disappear. It's coming off the roof anyway. About 36 degrees out now.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 02, 2012, 07:48:06 AM
I had the 13 year old Grandson over. He was sliding in the field,alittle ice and snow. Than we some how got over by the road. He wanted to sled down the road. He problay would of got going about 40mph before running off the road into the trees.   ::)  He scared me enough just going down the drieway. Could not really stand up on the road. I just about fell and told him lets go back to the field. Sand truck showed up 10 minutes later. He was all bummed out,not me though. Had at least 3 deaths due to the storm.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 07, 2012, 08:39:33 AM
I THINK the whole state of Maine maybe covered with snow. Better say it quick,temps in the low 40's will melt it away today in some areas. We got maybe 2 inches,down to an inch now.
Too bad for the small towns that need the snow to bring in the money.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2012, 09:06:58 AM
Not looking for Temp that warm until mid week up here. It was 17 this morning and suppose to get to 24 I think. Had a light dusting last night, didn't amount to anything.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JV on January 07, 2012, 12:30:49 PM
Yesterday it hit almost 50 and today it is in the 40's.  Supposed to be in the 40's until the end of the week and drop to 28 for the high.  I can't move anything in the barnlot or I'll make a mudhole.  Too soft to finish the grade work so I can get some stone down.  Great on the heat bill though. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 07, 2012, 08:04:16 PM
Very warm here.  Highs near 70, lows near 50.  Crazy.  This is January. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: rockman on January 07, 2012, 08:18:24 PM
Very warm here.  Highs near 70, lows near 50.  Crazy.  This is January.

  Heck, I mowed the lawn this afternoon. I wish it would stay just like this year round.

 Kevin
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 07, 2012, 08:34:28 PM
Cold isn't far away by the look of the jet stream being clean down into Texas.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: JohnG28 on January 07, 2012, 10:37:17 PM
This is the second weekend in a row with near 50 degree temps here. :( Looking like 40s most of this week too.  Wish winter would show up sometime soon....
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 11, 2012, 06:11:55 AM
Looks like something will start to happen at this time tomorrow. Calling for some rain and snow, We'll end up with snow,but it is better than a mixture.6 inches is coming in. I will have to put the snow blower on today. Should of had it on at the end of Nov and been using it too.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 11, 2012, 01:09:29 PM
Cold snap broke.  It's a toasty 15 above this morning.  Think we had 16 or 17 days of colder than -20.  Unfortunately, they are saying this warming trend will only last a couple of days, then we're headed for another cold snap.  Even worse than the one we just had.  They are saying we could see -50 F and colder.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Ron Wenrich on January 12, 2012, 05:33:09 AM
I saw that they had 15 feet of snow in Cordova, Alaska.  Now its raining.  They said the snowy season is Feb-March.  Yikes!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2012, 05:46:42 AM
Live near glaciers and expect a lot of snow. :D

I lived in Prince Rupert in a past life and many of those glaciers in the Coast range on the way to Terrace have become extinct. Lots of precip, but more rain than snow. You could see many Circs on most any huge high peek. The rivers are all glacial fed and milky.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 12, 2012, 07:43:43 AM
No snow yet,but I know it will snow. Wife has been doing alot of baking was getting low on milk,eggs,and butter. Went into town and had 3 cash registers opened on a Wed and all 4-5 five deep with people. This is a small town before pay day too. So I know it's going to snow now.Most times only the 14 item or less line is open or just the service desk is open. I can not ever remember being snowed in here in Maine. Probaly back in '69 was close,but all I remember is climbing up on top of the shed roof to jump off into the snow.  ;D
This will probably be our biggest snow storm of the year,so far. Now there is just about enough snow to cover the ground in the woods. The fields are bare. Not much for cold temps either. But the cold is suppose to move in.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 12, 2012, 07:57:04 AM
Tuesday it hit 52* here and it knocked the snow we had back to 3-4 inches. It is 18 outside with 40mph wind howling off the lake now and snow falling. 2-3" overnight and calling for over 12" by friday....... But I'll believe the storm totals when I'm plowing it.

Crazy winter.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2012, 08:32:22 AM
The prediction is for our temps to drop 10 today.  The wind is really blowing and I am glad that I am not sawing.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 12, 2012, 08:43:27 AM
It's headed your way guys. We hit mid 40's yesterday by noon and then you could see the front coming in from the NW. By afternoon the wind picked up into the 35mph range and it started to snow. Cold and windy this morning but no snow to speak of out of it.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Kansas on January 12, 2012, 09:01:04 AM
Its 15, feels like 1 below. High of 25 today. No snow on the ground. Supposed to be back to 50's this weekend. We can still have winter, but the time frame is shortening.

Bought a pizza stone yesterday, and was going to try using it on the grill outdoors tonight. Think I will pass. I don't seem to have much pioneer spirit in me anymore.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 12, 2012, 11:15:33 AM
Temperature has been from 35F at 5:00 this morning to 32F now! 

Ice is starting to build on the trees, power lines, etc.   :-\

Reminds me of the Ice Storm of '98, only on a lesser scale!   :o

Schools in this area were closed today due to road conditions!  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2012, 11:28:06 AM
Suppose to get 3 or 4" of snow tonight and be raining tomorrow and 48 degrees.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 12, 2012, 02:41:52 PM
Still no snow for that snow blower? Still snowing here,maybe 4 inches. The puppy just loves it. I think she is part husky.  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2012, 04:12:40 PM
Nothing here yet, I was just to town. It'll be here by morning I suspect. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 12, 2012, 05:17:35 PM
It's not doing here anything right now, and the temp is 35 and a little breeze!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2012, 05:51:23 PM
Just started here around 6 I think, I went to the barn for a photo shot and it was coming down with a wind. I'm staying right here. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 12, 2012, 05:55:53 PM
So far we got between 6-8" of fluffy snow, but there were drifts over the top of the plow. Calling for another 6 or so inches tonight so we shall see.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: lumberjack48 on January 12, 2012, 07:56:47 PM
Finally going to start making ice here in MN, -10 tonight, will make the fishermen and loggers happy.   8) 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 12, 2012, 10:02:50 PM
Wind is howling.  I guess Norm sent the wind our way. 
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2012, 10:11:34 PM
And our temperature is dropping like a brick.  :o  It will be in the 20's tomorrow morning.   fire_smiley
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 12, 2012, 10:15:15 PM
Glaciers are coming down from the North  :).  Heck, Raider Bill might even have to put on some long pants  :-\.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2012, 10:32:00 PM
:o   Tux   ???    :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: WDH on January 12, 2012, 10:46:31 PM
I heard that he was getting married.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on January 13, 2012, 04:51:41 AM
 :D :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 13, 2012, 05:36:15 AM
It rained here most of the night, not the freezing kind, just rain and the temp is now 34.  :-\

According to the weather channel, we still have a weather mass heading our way.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2012, 06:07:09 AM
Had two inches of snow, still below freezing and 24. They say rain is coming. Better warm up first. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 13, 2012, 07:20:11 AM
Looks pretty for us, pretty cold.  40's today and 20's tonight, but clear.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 13, 2012, 07:30:43 AM
I heard that he was getting married.

He is! Wow where did you hear that.  ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on January 13, 2012, 07:58:12 AM
West central Ohio this morning 0 windchill with white out ground blizzards. Yesturday it was almost 50 degrees with rain.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2012, 10:29:17 AM
Finished cleaning up here and there has been a fog making crust on the snow, but no rain. This sure was played up for a little tiny bit of snow. :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 13, 2012, 10:48:05 AM
Got another 3-4 inches of snow last night with lots of drifting. I haven't plowed my driveway at all the last 2 days and the gravel is still showing but I have other places that were plowed last night and had 2-3 foot drifts again this morning. Got everything all plowed out, now just my luck it started snowing again.  :D

Title: Re: The weather
Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2012, 12:17:31 PM
Just about freezing rain off and on here. Did not get anymore snow in the night.Probaly not a good day to be out on the roads. Some just don't know how to drive in this stuff.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Warbird on January 13, 2012, 01:07:00 PM
Could hit -50 F tonight.  :(
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Norm on January 13, 2012, 01:21:54 PM
You win!  :D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Mooseherder on January 13, 2012, 02:40:55 PM
I heard that he was getting married.
He is! Wow where did you hear that.  ;D

I hope they wait for warmer weather. ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 13, 2012, 02:54:33 PM
It's really snowing and blowing here now, started around 11:00 AM.

School was closed again today. 
The powers-to-be finally decided to call it after we had already left the garage with all of the busses.  ::)
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2012, 03:32:32 PM
The rain finally arrived here after being ice fog all day. It's not raining hard yet, just hit and miss. All the snow from last night slid off the roofs.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Chuck White on January 14, 2012, 07:44:07 AM
Well, it looks like we've started Winter here.  ;D

7:00 AM, we had 0F and about 6 inches of snow.

The snow quit blowing around 11:00 last night and it quit falling sometime early this morning.

Now that I've had a cup of coffee, it's time to go out and get the snow blower cranked up and clean the driveway!

Doesn't take long though, hour or so!

How are you doing up there SwampDonkey?

You must be getting it now, unless it has changed directions!
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 14, 2012, 08:49:09 AM
I don't think there is 2" here all together from the whole winter. Nowhere near the storm they said.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Autocar on January 14, 2012, 10:46:18 AM
Nineteen degrees this morning with snow flurries but the wind had laid. Yesturday I burned two days worth of wood in the furnace, wind was fearce.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: sawguy21 on January 14, 2012, 12:18:10 PM
We woke up to 6" of snow this morning and still coming down :o Already above freezing so it will turn into a sweet mess later. I talked to a friend who is hauling logs in west central Alberta, they are a month behind schedule because of the unusually mild weather. He said it was -4C at 4:30 this morning.
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: Magicman on January 14, 2012, 02:26:24 PM
30 this morning and 60 now.  I put my rebuilt starter back on the sawmill, and am getting everything ready for next week.  Sawing time is here again.   ;D
Title: Re: The weather
Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2012, 02:55:05 PM
What a difference.  8)
I took the FEL off this morning as the sun was up and the wind wasn't blowing, about 18 deg.
Beautiful day.
 Put the snow plow on the tractor and readied the wing plow. Cleaned and reorganized the shed so am now ready for the winter snows that usually co