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Title: The Weather 2021
Post by: Ianab on December 31, 2020, 11:45:34 PM
As we are first to see 2021 I thought I'd start the new thread.


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New Years Day rates a trip to the beach. So far 2021 is looking pretty good  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2021, 03:08:50 AM
Yep, nice day for Jan 1 here to. Sun ain't up yet, but suppose to be bright and mild. Spring came early. But we are expecting a bunch of snow on Saturday. :D

I better go build a fire, I don't want Ray to think the weather is warmer up here. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 01, 2021, 07:52:34 AM
Looks like Ianab got ya beat on the fire. ;D  I went and filled mine up too. Kinda thought that was a good idea at 22. The ground is bare, no snow, but when I get up next morning the ground will be white again.
Looks like the sun is out here too. Would like to see the sun out nice and bright all day.
I was out in the woods picking up some dead wood that had fell over.
Days are getting longer now too.  :D  50 seconds.   :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on January 01, 2021, 10:22:31 AM
Nice day here too also. The temp has shot up to 30F and it is partly sunny. Was quiet last night with no weather activity. Tonight we expect rain, sleet, freezing rain, maybe turning back to rain from around sundown through the overnight, then a high near 40 tomorrow. So an interesting and spiteful entry into the new year. It's going to be one of those nights where I pray everyone will stay home and not do anything stupid, because for those driving Fire trucks, ambulances, or Police cars it is very dangerous to just get out on the road to get anywhere. I hated running the inevitable calls we would get on those nights, and a lot of times I would just drive to the fire house and hang out waiting for the call you knew would come.
 My best wishes to everyone here for a happy and healthy New Year, and may it treat all of us a little better than the one just passed.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2021, 10:39:31 AM
A little hazy down by Katahdin.

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Mars Hill

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Was 16F here this morning at daylight. But you know, with the sun, no fire for the rest of the day until dark. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on January 01, 2021, 10:43:42 AM
was supposed to wake up to snow.  Predicted a week or two of below freezing at night, 40s in the daytime.  trying the syrup/sap deal.  started early as we are told it gets earlier each year for a while now.  I suspect it will peak in early Feb.  based on what I have read.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 01, 2021, 11:37:28 AM
A nice sunny day. Drove through the woods a little and saw 4 trees that had broke off from the last wind storm.  All EWP, some firewood, some I hope to saw into lumber. I even cleaned up some of an old red oak that had split off. Time to put away the outdoor Christmas decorations. 32 at just about high noon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 01, 2021, 03:43:36 PM
Yep, we cleaned up Christmas here today. Can't say back to normal, got a ways to go, maybe next Jan.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 02, 2021, 06:41:17 AM
After a nice day for Jan 1, now it's 29 and a mix falling. Temp will go up as the day goes on. Cloudy and right around freezing tomorrow. More snow coming Sunday into Monday
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2021, 07:50:17 AM
Time for a little smudge. ;D

Quick furnace fire with minimal coals in my Napolean model 150 wood fired furnace - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiV7XpYNkps)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on January 02, 2021, 09:01:27 AM
Outside or inside furnace?

 Either way, that'll make some heat!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2021, 09:04:33 AM
Indoor furnace Chuck. I don't do the wade snow for firewood thing. :D

Don't take long neither, fan on in 7 mins. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on January 02, 2021, 09:55:09 AM
Must have a combustion air blower.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2021, 10:33:09 AM
Must have a combustion air blower.
Just good draft farmfromkansas, open ash pan door a crack. Then I close it up once the fan kicks in and it stays closed. Noise is draft air, until at the end when fan kicks on. This furnace does have the option for the combustion air blower, don't need it. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on January 02, 2021, 11:40:09 AM
We woke up to a good snowfall Boxing Day, this morning it was above freezing and sloppy roads at 7:30. The weather guru says this is what to expect for the next two weeks, not good news for the loggers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Two snow bikers got caught in an avalanche last week, they didn't survive.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2021, 12:33:55 PM
Blizzard here today, suppose to get around 6". Plow just went by, low 20's I think.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: yj junker on January 02, 2021, 02:12:58 PM
Beautiful out Swampdonkey  8)been waiting for this blizzard 15-25 cm for Moncton area  :snowball: Time to get the sleds out  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 02, 2021, 05:15:29 PM
That Ermine i saw the other day must be happy with some fresh snow to hide in.
He stuck out like a sore thumb a couple days ago combing a rock wall with no snow anywhere.
At first sighting I thought albino squirrel till I got close enough to tell the difference.
We had a staring contest from 20' for a minute and I moved along left him alone.
They are curious critters and have had a few encounters around wood piles with them.
Had one going in and out of my truck engine compartment looking for mice a couple years back.
Went x-c skiing today ! 6" of nice snow to slide around the property on. Happy New Year !
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 02, 2021, 06:10:59 PM
That Ermine i saw the other day must be happy with some fresh snow to hide in.
They do like chicken, this guy eating on chicken scrap under the car. :D

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I haven't seen Ralph yet, maybe not enough snow. This was Feb 2019 I think, so almost 2 years. Cousin drove up as I was walking along the road. Asked me if I've seen a lynx. I said yes, right over there in the sun. Her jaw dropped. :D Funny how stuff happens at the right time. Priceless. :)

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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 02, 2021, 11:20:51 PM
The ground is white again. Maybe 6 inches.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 03, 2021, 09:14:01 PM
No melting at my house today. Low tonight 20.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Runningalucas on January 03, 2021, 10:12:39 PM
North Idaho, and Eastern Washington here.... Weather is phenomenally beautiful.  The sun has been out far more this Fall, and now winter.  Our snow in town is all, but gone, and up at the farm, barely 5"; which this time of year should be near 2 feet.  Happy, and Prosperous New Year to All!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 04, 2021, 07:47:06 AM
25 and light snow. A couple inches overnight but should end soon. Maybe some sun around noon and going to the mid 30s
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on January 04, 2021, 03:17:39 PM
Light rain, the snow is disappearing quickly. We know we are gonna get it, just a matter of when.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 04, 2021, 03:56:01 PM
Overcast here and in the 20's. No fire since this morning, just built it back up for the evening. But noticed on the mountain a freezing fog settled on it and covered trees in ice today. None yesterday when it was sunny. Not going to be too sunny this week they say, but no big storms. Awfully mild for January, I suppose the ice will be in until June. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 05, 2021, 05:52:33 AM
I have 26 now. Should get to almost above freezing today. Looks like some high singles temps coming for a low at night, but high noon almost 30. Might be another warm winter is on it's way. 
Stay tuned.  :D  
As they say, we get what we get. Can't do much about it.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2021, 02:41:35 PM
Yes, melting here this afternoon and no sun. No fire either. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 05, 2021, 09:56:28 PM
I think it snowed today more than it didn't.  ::)  But it was a very fine snow and temps was almost above freezing. Nothing on the tar roads for snow, but it was wet. Got about an inch of snow all day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 06, 2021, 04:48:24 PM
We did have some sprinkles this afternoon, but doesn't look like it will come to anything. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 07, 2021, 06:25:30 AM
21 now going to the upper 20s and some sun. Should be pretty quiet for a few days
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 08, 2021, 06:25:27 AM
19 now on Elvis Presleys 86th birthday. Gaining another minute on what's going to be a sunny day in the high 20s. Weather that we have had has made the drought better. Now the west central part of the state is in moderate drought and a wide swath from there to the southeast corner is abnormally dry
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 08, 2021, 07:20:09 AM
Still overcast and has been windy last two days. Not real cold, but that wind will chill the bones. fire_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Jim_Rogers on January 08, 2021, 08:38:55 PM
Not today, but the other day we had another one of these days:

Temp in NC today was 68 but with 2 mph wind chill was 67(https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tab/1.5/16/1f923.png)
nice to drive around with the windows open.

Jim Rogers.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 09, 2021, 06:01:14 AM
Sun was out all day yesterday!!! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 09, 2021, 06:01:27 AM
Had a light dusting of snow over night, still not January cold, been 20 deg above average, all week. Haven't seen a clear day, all day, in a long while.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 10, 2021, 08:11:42 AM
How right you are on the temps. Sunshine too.  :(  But we did have one day of full sun. 
Temps are almost above freezing for the next ten days, the ones that won't be will be in the high 20's. Still only about 4 inches of snow here, deer are liking it.
Warm like last year. 
So far.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 10, 2021, 09:54:52 AM
They lied and said it was going to be sunny here today. Not a chance. :D But was still in the 20'sF. A little windy though. But still, some easy on the wood. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on January 10, 2021, 10:52:21 AM
I went outside about 3 this morning to take out the trash while the coffee was brewing. Much to my surprise, it was 30 degrees. NO WONDER IM COLD! And that was with my mil-surplus jacket WITH the extra insulation liner buttoned inside. Blood thinners are not fun!

Im just glad that I dont live above the Mason-Dixon Line. I can only imagine how it would be like that for ME to live up there! And summer is rough to. I now start pouring sweat just thinking about hard work outside, but I do it anyway. Am I a moron just because I like it?

Dont answer that because I KNOW what the response is going to be like 🤐
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 10, 2021, 11:32:17 AM
 :o :o I'm seeing peeks of sun. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 10, 2021, 01:52:35 PM
So far sun been out here steady. Thee are some clouds, but none blocking the sun here.   8)  34.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 10, 2021, 03:45:11 PM
Oh, it's only about ninety here with the solar heat from the windows. Certainly no fire. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 11, 2021, 08:10:08 AM
Finally some sun. Mnt Katahdin in Maine this morning, photo from New Brunswick side. ;D

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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on January 11, 2021, 02:34:26 PM
The mountains are BEAUTIFUL!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 11, 2021, 09:23:19 PM
This morning was in the single numbers. Some had 5,I had 9, But got up to 30.  Maybe the clouds are keeping the heat in.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 12, 2021, 06:04:35 PM
Was 26F here this morning, a little dusting of snow, and the sun came out, then clouds covered the sky again before dark. Went to town at 6:30 am for groceries, they open early here for the grey haired 'upper class'. I'm grey haired 'middle class'. It'll come to ya. :D

We seem to be in a dry cycle right now. Just like summer, threat of storm and get nothing or a trace. We've had next to no snow since end of Dec.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2021, 06:55:03 AM
Another warm morning at 28!! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 13, 2021, 07:24:22 AM
Yep same. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 14, 2021, 06:58:04 AM
Mild January so far. Teens and twenty's at night, 30's during the day.
Just right for dead fall and blow down cleanup which is going to start today.
Time in the woods is always good for the psyche during times of tumult.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 15, 2021, 04:44:49 PM
Beautiful day today, warm in the 30s lots of sun too. Calm before the storm.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 16, 2021, 05:51:39 AM
Was no sun here yesterday, got to 33F. Pending snow storm here today. 6" predicted. I think a wet one though, wouldn't be surprised if rain mixed in.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Skip on January 16, 2021, 08:07:30 AM
Snowing hard now ,big flakes, Supposed to get a dusting to 1in ???. 3 in. and counting  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 17, 2021, 08:02:22 AM
After a nasty day yesterday with all manner of precipitation, it snowed overnight. It's 31 now so lucky all the ice balls that were windrows yesterday didn't set up hard. Everything's cleaning up nice this morning. I guess high winds today are bringing more seasonable weather after a mild stretch
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 17, 2021, 08:23:09 AM
I have about 2 inches of  new snow and a bunch of rain on top of that. It did change over to rain at noon time, just like they said, but changed back over to snow, which they did not say, until about 4, than back to all rain for a couple hours.
I have 32 now. Maybe 38 for a high.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2021, 01:26:54 PM
We've had everything here since just after supper last night. A hard rain with wind for hrs, freeing rain for awhile, then mostly light snow or mist for the remainder and the snow has been fine like hardly can see it then turns to big flakes, back and forth. I don't think there is an inch. But would not doubt to see at least 4" by Monday morning. Time will tell. ;D Been around 34 here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 19, 2021, 05:57:27 AM
That rain made a mess!! It's all ice under that 2 inches of snow. I was out on the woods and all I did was spin. Come to a small knoll with 2-3 trees behind me and I would spin through the snow and hit that ice. After having to drop the hitch 2-3 times, I went and did something else. I don't have to do it, so why bother.
With the temp at 12 I think I can go back into the woods now. That snow should be froze to that ice. Not much above freezing temps for the next 10 days. I noticed last night the snow crunching under my feet. Have not heard that much, because of the warm temps. High 20's today. Winter is here.  ;D  Well the cooler temps are. Weather people are saying it's going to be cold.  ::)  As I say, wonder what they would say if it was -10 and a high of 5? Which it could well be at this time of year. None of that in sight, so far.
Only a half hour from me, when I got snow, they got rain.
My boss is not even 15 minutes from me and he did not get the snow we did.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 19, 2021, 07:10:49 AM
16 now on the morning of National Popcorn Day and World Quark Day. Going to the mid 20s and we're going to have some wind. Chances for flurries and squalls through the rest of the week. I got to chuckle when I see what Ray wrote about what would the weather guessers say. I have that problem in the summer when they say it's going to be a nice day and I'm already sweating to beat the band
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 19, 2021, 10:22:54 AM
Yeah, we barely got an inch of snow. I ran around the yard with my wide steel snow shovel just to take that skim of snow off. Was 16F earlier, then went to 12F here. Sunny first thing, but them dang clouds are moving back in. It just can't stay sunny a whole day. But it's enough sun that I got a window open. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 19, 2021, 10:54:52 AM
10*F this morning. That few inches of fresh wet snow we got has set up like concrete.
Threw a piece of Oak in the stove before bed, still 65 inside this AM.
Haven't used much hardwood in the stove this winter but have an abundance of softwood, fir ,spruce, pine 
for years to come.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 20, 2021, 12:28:22 PM
10F this morning, began with a flurry, now opened up to full sun and warmed a little. Today on my 4 mile walk I saw an otter, whose tracks I have seen along the bank of the creek before the last storm a few days ago. Sometimes you get a glance at nature's rarities.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 20, 2021, 01:40:42 PM
Been fairly mild and dry (20s and an occasional skiff of snow) UP here until 2 days ago. Winds switched around the temp dropped and the lake effect snow has started falling. 13" of snow yesterday and 6 degrees with -10 wind chills and occasional snow today.

This time last year we had over 200 inches of snowfall, this season just over 70 inches.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 20, 2021, 09:27:13 PM
I think I had 15 this morning. I have 20 now, but the wind is blowing a little. This might be our "cold" weather for the year. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on January 20, 2021, 10:40:05 PM
Had record heat (71 yesterday) but rain coming Friday then Monday-Thursday.  Up to 18" of snow up the hill.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 21, 2021, 03:08:21 AM
We did reach 20F yesterday and I see stars this morning. Another great day coming. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 21, 2021, 08:39:50 AM
I did have 8 when I first got up. Might be a little bit warmer now,10.  ;D   But should get up to 20. That's not a bad temp for this time of year. Maybe 4-6 inches of snow on the ground.
Seem like last year we did not have much snow at this time either. Last year it would snow and than warm up and rain. We had the storms, but the snow did not stay. Than it cooled off and the snow came and stayed.
I think we only had 3 storms this year? This last one I got no more than 4 inches.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 22, 2021, 07:08:04 AM
Heat wave at 18 and might get up to 32 today. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 22, 2021, 04:56:37 PM
I think it was 16F here this morning and got to 25F. Been overcast with squalls for 2 days. No accumulation. Overcast and dry like the past summer. I can walk anywhere, the north side f the house wouldn't have 6" and no drifts into the 'snow fence' brush. ;D I haven't seen the grouse in a while, but been a fox around for the last week. Blue jays and crows coming for bread scraps, blue jays crowd in like sharks. ;D Woodpecker been going in and out of one of the blue bird boxes after he made the hole bigger. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: dgdrls on January 23, 2021, 08:09:29 AM
Finally snowing here with more than a dusting NW wind across the Lake
-10c,

D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 23, 2021, 08:49:54 AM
Had about 2" of snow over night, still squally today. Just finished up scooping it out by hand for exercise this morning. Very light dry stuff.

That much again up to the left, plus under the porch to the lower right and a turn spot in front of the garage. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/snow-Jan23-20.JPG)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 23, 2021, 10:21:39 AM
20*F this AM and wind with a bite to it. A few single digit nights ahead but
no 3 dog nights as of yet.
Been good temps for working in the woods, got 1 1/2 cords standing dead and downed spruce/fir
out with the 440 Panther and tow behind sled this week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on January 24, 2021, 09:31:27 AM
Well, it's pretty much winter now. 14F when I got up this morning. The last 3 weeks were just full cloudy days, high humidity with highs in the mid 30's and low in the mid 20's, very depressing. The last few days the sun has come out but has gotten colder and looking that way for a few more days at least. 30 MPH winds yesterday gave it a good bite. No real snow here, just flurries most days with a short squall or two up Barge's way about an hour up the line here, he has enough snow to make his work miserable and he is back to using snowmobiles for access to his equipment.
 They say we may get some snow Tuesday, but not much if any. I am keeping the shop as warm as I can without blowing through wood and this is the time of year I look at the woodpiles and wonder if it will last. At my age, I really don't like working too much outside in this weather. I can, but it takes a toll and this year, for sure, I don't want to get sick. Still I am moving forward on plans in the shop to keep things moving. Getting rid of equipment I don't need and setting up stuff I do need. To that end I may be making a run with a trailer today to pick up a jointer. Not looking forward to loading on a windswept farm, but you gotta do what you gotta do. ;D
 I will say the ground is frozen up right good now. Take a pee on the ground and it just sits there and freezes up in short order. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2021, 11:07:54 AM
Had light snow and that wind here overnight, wind still howling. 15F I think this morning. Took the blower out to clean the cobwebs out, no snow much to blow except edges of the drive way. Suppose to clear, then cloud moving back in Mon-Tuesday. :D Never been below 10F yet, if I recall, might be off a couple degrees. ;D

Sure not burning much wood, won't need none until after supper. ;D Neighors burning green wood all day, blue smoke. Twice as much wood burnt, twice as much work. Not going to tell'm noth'n. To look over here you'd thing there was never a fire. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 24, 2021, 01:11:33 PM
I think high teens here with the wind blowing a little. I know my neck and face gets cold quick out there. A nice sunny day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2021, 03:35:39 PM
Here's cold. Watch at about 2:40 in. Have a look at about 33:20 to. ;D

Canada is cold: amazing ways humans and animals survive our harsh winters | Wild Canadian Weather - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA7pb_IoDvE)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 24, 2021, 06:27:13 PM
Pretty rough night last night with the wind blowing 30 and wood stove whistling.
10 below with the windchill.
When the automatic draft on my old Ashley wood stove
shuts down there is a 3/8"circular hole that remains and it whistles as well as
I can when the wind blows hard. Sounds like a haunted house in here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 24, 2021, 10:27:00 PM
3 nights ago it was -14 with crystal clear skies then the winds and snow moved in. Another 8" the last couple days. Now skies have once again cleared and temps are dropping like a rock.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 25, 2021, 06:58:43 AM
I couldn't play Swamps video but I'd bet it's yesterday mornings 157 mph wind gust on Mt Washington. I don't mind the cold too much but I'm not even interested what was the wind chill  there at that moment. 8 here now going to the mid 20s and cloudy. Pretty much the same tomorrow with snow tomorrow night
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2021, 08:25:14 AM
I couldn't play Swamps video
Must be Geolocation block or something.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 25, 2021, 10:08:23 AM
I couldn't play Swamps video but I'd bet it's yesterday mornings 157 mph wind gust on Mt Washington. I don't mind the cold too much but I'm not even interested what was the wind chill  there at that moment. 8 here now going to the mid 20s and cloudy. Pretty much the same tomorrow with snow tomorrow night
Whoooooa, 157 mph , Forgot to check that site but it was definitely a big all day and night blow, even down
here at 500'.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2021, 10:55:34 AM
One segment showed instant snow when the water in a bottle was tossed up in that bitter cold air. The next segment in the video was making ice wine. According to the narration, that was 50% of their annual revenue. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 25, 2021, 07:48:45 PM
12.2 inches of snow here and its still coming down. Its been years since that much
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 26, 2021, 02:05:07 AM
Crazy weather 14 inches here and a tornado 🌪 in Alabama 🙄
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 26, 2021, 05:57:00 AM
Crazy weather 14 inches here and a tornado 🌪 in Alabama 🙄
I measured it and it was a solid 9.5 inches
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 26, 2021, 06:18:19 AM
Odd year here for snow. Still have about 4 inches on the ground. I have 8 but by high noon 30.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 26, 2021, 06:31:51 AM
18 and mostly clear. Cloudy and high 20s as the day goes on and snow around 6 tonight
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2021, 08:48:29 AM
Was 23F here at sundown yesterday, this morning the same. We do get an odd year that is mild every once in awhile. In 1980 we had no white at all. My uncle and I burned spruce limb brush Dec-March where he had harvest logs. Something to do on the weekends in an otherwise humdrum winter. ;D In 2006 I had maybe 2" ice with 2" crust on top here, but 30 miles north there was still 3 feet of snow in the hills in the middle of April. I tried marking strip lines in it, decided I was going to wait until the middle of May. :D  2018 was bitter cold down in the minuses all Jan-Feb and 12 feet of snowfall, and 4 feet still in April with these guys wonder where the worms are. On warm days they were picking house flies off the house siding. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_robin-snow-003.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2021, 08:50:02 AM
Talking rain here the end of the week. ::) Ditches here aren't even filled with snow. Yet they can't keep a thin layer of ice off the roads. They work with teaspoon delivery systems instead of shovel fulls. :D They have been up this road 3 times in two days, nothing to plow, need something to do I guess. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on January 26, 2021, 10:57:22 PM
The big winds have arrived (50 mph gusts) and my dying oak at the top of my driveway gave up.  On the plus side, I won't have to risk life and limb cutting the top out!  Came down with the butt end hitting in dirt, missing plants, lights and rock landscaping.  Top 3 big limbs snagged in the pine on the right.  Missed my truck but took up where my daughter normally parks.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Front_Oak.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1611719630)
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 27, 2021, 07:40:03 AM
We picked up a few inches of fresh fluffy snow overnight to cover up 
that crappy crust from the last storm. Back on the skis today.
Another windy cold snap on the way for the weekend with below 0 wind chills.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 27, 2021, 02:45:20 PM
Well, it rained up here in the north this morning, more of a mist. 36 F, feels like March here. Windows wide open, fire a little too much today. Was taking a nap and I thought I was in hell fire when I awoke. I'll be planting garden soon like anyone in TN. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 27, 2021, 10:09:21 PM
Just about snowed here all day. Got most of the snow in the night, maybe 3 inches, than another inch all day.  ;)  It is a dry snow. But temps was just about above freezing when it was snowing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 28, 2021, 04:15:33 AM
Yesterday afternoon I took a walk up the woods roads by the woodlot, probably 1/2 mile up there from where the snow plow stops. Not enough snow to even cover the toes of my boots. Even walked around a short woods trail. Sure lots of squirrel and hare tracks around. No sign of moose or deer. The deer is not surprising, the moose not being around is. Maybe they have got them thinned out some for awhile. :D

28F this morning, I don't see any storm here yet, but said there might be a  little snow. Nothing yet. Ice is driveway was melting out yesterday, down to the dark gravel. Something now for the birds to pick, and they were, little tree sparrows and probably goldfinches.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2021, 08:49:27 AM
28 and a light snow, just like yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 28, 2021, 09:38:34 AM
So far no snow here, and real easy on the wood today. Half a stove full of aspen wood. Doesn't look like snow will happen.

Was talking to a potato farmer, and he agrees with me, that if we don't get snow she's going to be bone dry by June. ::) Potato crop was way down, but I do see some nice sized ones in the bag I picked up. Local apples this year aren't much bigger than clementines. I suppose if everyone invested in irrigation it would rain 4 days a week for 10 years. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 28, 2021, 04:43:26 PM
It finally started snowing by noon, big flakes like March weather.  :)

Be no fire here tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 29, 2021, 07:37:23 AM
Off and on snow all night here, but probably 4" of light fluffy stuff. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 29, 2021, 11:39:34 AM
-14 this morning after yesterday's high temp of 2. Hasn't snowed in a few days here, only about 16" on the ground which very low for us.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 29, 2021, 03:02:42 PM
Still snow squalls with some wind, not looking like any clearing. Been in the 20's here. Never seen much sun all month, very weird for January.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2021, 09:42:09 PM
I heading for the singles numbers tonight!! But high noon 20.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 30, 2021, 03:50:04 AM
It cleared!!! :D 6F and stars and moon for a change. Hopefully, we will have sun all day. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 30, 2021, 03:07:49 PM
Two below zero on the mercury this morn, coldest of the winter by 2*.
That sun is getting noticeably stronger , solar heating during the day when its shining.
The upper plains / midwest are in for some 20 below stuff later next week according 
to the forecast.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 30, 2021, 03:50:32 PM
Yep, with that sun out strong, never put wood in since 8:00 this morning. Been 78-80 all day long. Had to close the vertical blind in the big window upstairs, like a blast furnace. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on January 31, 2021, 07:37:05 AM
I have -8 this morning. I think the coldest this season. Been a warm winter. But high noon 20.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on January 31, 2021, 08:27:45 AM
-1 now up a couple degrees already. 6 to 12 inches of snow coming starting tomorrow afternoon and ends in flurries on Wed
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 31, 2021, 08:35:07 AM
+5 here this morning and full sun, no wind. :)  Weather app shows -11F in Wicklow. First week of Feb going to be in the 30's all week. Rain mix coming mid week. ;)

With that bright sun all day, no fire again during daylight. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on January 31, 2021, 02:26:56 PM
Same as the cfarm here at 8 below this morn. Making ice !
The local pond was groaning a lot as anyone who lives in the colder regions 
knows what that sounds like if you have a water body nearby, eerie at times. Pressure ridges in the ice 
sound off as the ice expands making some ungodly noises. 
Crows were waiting for some peanuts in the shell early but made em wait, too cold to go out. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 01, 2021, 05:49:15 AM
Same temp as yesterday.
Some snow coming in.
As I was driving around yesterday I saw something odd, for the last day of January. I looked into the woods and I could see the hump from trees that are on the ground.   :o   Most years we have at least a foot of snow and more in the woods. Now it's only inches, maybe 4.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 01, 2021, 06:17:46 AM
10F this morning and clear out. But looks like a snow bomb headed around New York City and Washington, up to 36". Dohh!

We are suppose to get a mix tomorrow, rain/snow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 69bronco on February 01, 2021, 06:49:07 AM
-10f here this morning, predicting 6-12" tonight /tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 01, 2021, 06:51:04 AM
Only 5 below this morning. Finally getting to burn some of that Oak thats
been sitting on the porch.
Don't think the groundhog is going to like tomorrow much.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 01, 2021, 01:57:12 PM
35F here now and bright sun. No fire. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on February 01, 2021, 03:35:54 PM
Fog and +4C here which is close to 40F. It is weird, I keep waiting for ol man winter to lay a beating on us but so far nothing, the coldest we have seen is -11. I have worn my snow boots once. One casualty of this mild winter, the ice wine harvest has been wiped out.
My buddy the log truck driver is not happy, the rutted roads and muddy landings are slowing him down and taking their toll on equipment. They are currently running at 75% of legal loads which don't pay the bills.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Gere Flewelling on February 01, 2021, 04:26:19 PM
My youngest son who lives in Washburn/Crousville Maine texted me with a picture of his thermometer on the outside of his house showing -28 degrees F yesterday morning :o.  Fortunately the wind wasn't blowing too hard.  His first winter up in the county.  Made my 0 degrees seem not so bad.  GF
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on February 02, 2021, 05:47:07 AM
28 now. It started snowing about 8 or 9 last night. 5 or 6in so far. The tv news is saying 2 to 4 more. Much more in the southern part of the state. I haven't heard any yet but they're saying alot of wind, too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 02, 2021, 06:14:43 AM
I've got the wind!!! Some snow too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 02, 2021, 06:20:14 AM
20F here this morning, still waiting for the snow. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 02, 2021, 12:02:09 PM
Good day to be on the inside looking out. Been snowing
and blowing since midnight. Looking at a foot or more before its done 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 02, 2021, 12:34:19 PM
She started closing in around 10:00 am. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 02, 2021, 09:07:10 PM
That was a heavy snow. 
Most storms 1 hours and I am done. Two hours and still not done. Bet I have another hour to go. Never had a storm like this since I have lived here for 20 years. Might of got 8 inches? Kinda hard to tell, the wind blew it around some. Had some hard drifts to go through. I wondered why the wife's jeep would not go up the driveway. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on February 02, 2021, 11:38:22 PM
5 or 6in so far. The tv news is saying 2 to 4 more.
Never had a storm like this since I have lived here for 20 years. Might of got 8 inches?
 
Well... Last week it snowed for 2 days and I got between 72-88 inches.  Was snowing again today and expected to get another 2 feet.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 03, 2021, 03:29:16 AM
It was over by midnight here and was a lot of sleet after dark. I don't think there is even 4" out there. No big wind here. A far cry from 12" though, can't complain. I knew when I heard of all the snow being dumped south of here that the punch would fall out of it before it got way up here. ;D

31F out there now and getting warmer. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 03, 2021, 03:31:48 AM
Well... Last week it snowed for 2 days and I got between 72-88 inches.  Was snowing again today and expected to get another 2 feet.
You guys should take all the snow you can get out there and hopefully recharge your water source by spring time. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 03, 2021, 06:29:55 AM
ljojnsaw, now that is some snow, Something went on way back in '69. I was only about 8 years old, so I had a grand time climbing on top of the shed roof, about 10 feet high and jumping off into the snow.
I have 30. Looks like the single numbers are coming back, but again, high noon will be almost 20.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 03, 2021, 06:47:10 AM
Mist of rain coming down now. Got the snow cleared off anyway. ;D I'd say 3" of snow tops, fell last night.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on February 03, 2021, 11:09:57 AM
Well... Last week it snowed for 2 days and I got between 72-88 inches.  Was snowing again today and expected to get another 2 feet.
You guys should take all the snow you can get out there and hopefully recharge your water source by spring time. ;D
A "normal" year is 12' at my cabin location.  Closer to 20' at the top of the Sierras for a full water recharge.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: jtmccallum on February 04, 2021, 08:41:00 PM
Snowing and windy here.  Just had a lightning strike nearby.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 04, 2021, 09:14:28 PM
I had 30 early morning, warmed up to 35. Not much melting here on The Hill. ;D  Them city people had some melting going on.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: nativewolf on February 04, 2021, 09:20:39 PM
Well... Last week it snowed for 2 days and I got between 72-88 inches.  Was snowing again today and expected to get another 2 feet.
You guys should take all the snow you can get out there and hopefully recharge your water source by spring time. ;D
A "normal" year is 12' at my cabin location.  Closer to 20' at the top of the Sierras for a full water recharge.
So where are you guys sitting now?  Is it already at 12' for the year or ?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on February 04, 2021, 11:55:29 PM
12' for the year.  I haven't been up lately but probably 6'.  On the weather last night the state average snow pack was at 30% two weeks ago.  One big storm and a small one put the state average up to 70%.  I think they said north state (me) was at 60-something % now.  Last storm down south was supposed to drop two years worth of water for them.  Lots of water but not a lot of snow!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 05, 2021, 12:05:22 AM
About 10" of snow today and calling for a bunch more of lake effect over the next few days. Temps are supposed to drop to Zero for high temps for the next while. Windchills are expected to drop to -40 at times over the next couple days. 

Moved the cattle deep into the woods for some shelter today before things went downhill.



Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 05, 2021, 03:57:46 AM
Was up to 29F yesterday and no melting much, except in the gravel. I think a little bit of snow over night here, 24F.

Tippy, the fox, was around just before dark. She's been milling around the snow in the yard at night for mice since January. She might have gotten the odd chicken from the local coups. Gotta make a living.  ::)

Grey clouds most of the winter, never seen it so overcast as much as this winter. Not a lot of snow in them clouds, just like no rain in them clouds all summer. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 05, 2021, 04:03:22 AM
So where are you guys sitting now?  Is it already at 12' for the year or ?
Not even 12" (inches). :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2021, 03:43:38 AM
A dusting night before last and probably another inch last night. Just nuisance snow, has to be shoved off or over time they pack and become ice. ::)  30F here this morning. Never seen none of that cold reported in areas not that far off. I must be on a warm 'micro climate island' (new term) or something because I know what 30 below feels like. Never really had a 'cold' winter here since 2008. Yeah OK, 20 degrees is still cold to sit in a rocking chair if you have no stove or heavy wool blanket around ya. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 06, 2021, 05:38:03 AM
I have 25 now. Yesterday I got about 2 inches of snow. Got above freezing yesterday. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 06, 2021, 07:57:33 AM
Ended up with about 16" of snow and now the wind has piled it up into 4 and 5 foot drifts. 4 with the windchill its well below zero. Looks to remain this way for the next week. 

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2021, 11:44:16 AM
Weather man says snow for about every day for 4 days, but again no amounts, just them 1" nuisance snows. :snowball:
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2021, 01:41:04 PM
Typical day this winter......

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/weather-winter2021.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 06, 2021, 05:30:35 PM
We'll get our snow 2 inches at a time.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 06, 2021, 10:40:05 PM
Meanwhile UP here I haven't been able to see the dusk to dawn light on my shop from the house (250 feet away) since last Thursday. Lol. The dang snow is piling up and blowing around.

Temp dropped to -5 by this afternoon and the wind was steady at 35mph and gusts to 65mph. The walk to the mailbox and then the shop was brutal.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 07, 2021, 04:08:44 AM
Stars overnight here, down around 14F I think. But the day will look much like above photo by noon since another little snow storm is on it's way. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 07, 2021, 04:46:40 AM
Moon over the cow shed and a little ditty to go along with it. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/moon-cowshed.jpg)


K-K-K-Katy - Billy Murray (1918) - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAAkrI-aaOE)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Cruiser_79 on February 08, 2021, 04:44:26 AM
Finally some snow in Holland, usually we have at most 5 times snow a year. For americans and canadians peanuts, in Holland everybody panics with 4'' snow :D :D  
Now we have a week eastern wind with temperatures -5 to -15 Celcius (5 to 20 F), so the snow will stay for a week or so. Usually it dissapears within a day... 
Yesterday some snow removal with the Holder

Wish we had real winters over here! 


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/53550/IMG_6322.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1612777352)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 08, 2021, 05:06:36 AM
Your climate changed a lot since WWII over there. When the war was ragging over there it was plenty cold and a lot of snow on the ground. Of course not as cold as Russia, but different than these days. Anyone over there born before 1920 will tell ya, but most of them are all dead from age. You're just a young pup, those old guys would be your great grandfathers. :D My grandfathers were born 1897 and 1908. Here's one of my grandfathers cleaning off the camp.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_snow_camp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 08, 2021, 05:09:01 AM
Yep, it snowed again here, more nuisance snow to shove off with the scoop, I don't think 2". ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Cruiser_79 on February 08, 2021, 05:19:40 AM
Your climate changed a lot since WWII over there. When the war was ragging over there it was plenty cold and a lot of snow on the ground. Of course not as cold as Russia, but different than these days. Anyone over there born before 1920 will tell ya, but most of them are all dead from age. You're just a young pup, those old guys would be your great grandfathers. :D My grandfathers were born 1897 and 1908. Here's one of my grandfathers cleaning off the camp.

Yes it looks like. My grandparents always told that they could ice skate every year, they showed me pictures of the snowbanks and even the salt waters were frozen. Especially during WWII they had some bad winters. 
Unfortunately winters are too hot last years... Still hoping for a small ice age like they had in the 18th, 19th century  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 08, 2021, 06:19:20 AM
Nuisance snow, I like that. Yes, maybe 2 inches here to.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on February 08, 2021, 06:48:14 AM
12 now and going to the 20s. The same 2in that Swamp and Ray got. A chance for another little  bit tomorrow, then again late week and the weekend. February definitely got more active than January was but it's mostly going south and east of me
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 08, 2021, 08:05:02 AM
-14 actual temp windchill -29. More snow and a lot more drifting overnight. I don't mind winter too much, but I hate this kind of weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 08, 2021, 09:10:50 AM
The temp bottomed out at 9 overnight and the skies cleared. This morning it is a crisp 12 with bright blue skies, no wind and a deluge of sunshine! What a beautiful day, and the birds are singing, the rabbits are hopping around (apparently one rested for a while right outside my shop door early this morning). If for no other reason than the sun I will enjoy this day greatly. They are calling for another 3-6 tomorrow, then more snow on Thursday, I guess we are on the normal February track. If it's gonna snow, I just hope it stays cold.
 I am pleased the shop temps seem to be holding up. It was 51 in the when I stoked the stove this morning and I have had little problem getting it up to 60 in short order for the last couple of weeks, except for a day or two with high winds.
 Time to get at it!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 08, 2021, 10:11:12 AM
Phone says -11 here,  just getting even with us for the mild early winter.  Going through my firewood pretty fast!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 08, 2021, 10:20:01 AM
Cold, blustery with blowing snow that fell yesterday.
Back down to zero tonight, throw another log on !  That Oak I set aside earlier
has been coming in handy lately, almost twice the BTUs of some of 
my softwood.

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 08, 2021, 11:03:24 AM
I put in 3 small sticks of maple and a bunch of aspen in on top. Well........the windows opened up. A little too much for 24F weather. ;D

Sun is out now. :) Some wind though.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 09, 2021, 05:28:59 AM
Looks like 6 above now, but high in the 20's later today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 09, 2021, 05:45:01 AM
Looks like 6F here also and looks like a sunny day coming. Built a fire at 4:00 am, but probably won't need a fire until 7:00 pm again with the sun out. :) Was 85F from solar heat yesterday, window was open for awhile. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 09, 2021, 07:26:14 AM
-15  here this morning hope my livestock waterers are still open.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on February 09, 2021, 07:47:33 AM
You better check them 😊
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 09, 2021, 08:58:32 AM
-15  here this morning hope my livestock waterers are still open.
Man, that is downright chilly! (Now you know how MM feels when it gets down to 20. ;D :D )
 A balmy 18 degrees here this morning just beginning it's upswing, calm to 2 MPH winds out of the e-ne and beginning to pick up also. Pressure is at 30.26 and falling. A fine steady and persistent snow is falling and we just have about 1/2" on the ground. Very light and fluffy.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 09, 2021, 09:40:56 AM
The temp forecast for the midwest to Rockies looks brutal in the coming days and nights.
Batten down the hatches, 0 doesn't seems so bad after looking at that.

Surface Air Temperature (GFS 10-day forecast) (https://weatherstreet.com/models/gfs-sfc-temperature-forecast.php)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 09, 2021, 09:50:37 AM
Looks like 6F here also and looks like a sunny day coming. Built a fire at 4:00 am, but probably won't need a fire until 7:00 pm again with the sun out. :) Was 85F from solar heat yesterday, window was open for awhile. :D
That solar heating can be tricky at times, especially as the sun gets higher in the sky and stronger.
Can go from 70 to 80 inside pretty quick . And if you have the stove going because of a predicted cloudy
day and the sun pops out for a couple hours its down to a t shirt.
Been playing this game for 30 years but no complaints, easy enough to open a door or window for some fresh air.
Like having some softwood to burn for that reason, burns quick and no coals to keep the stove heating all day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on February 09, 2021, 11:39:04 AM
Clear, sunny and -19C (0F) this morning. That is DanG cold for here! Not much snow so pipes may freeze. My buddy's logging truck refused to get out of bed even with the heater. A pot of coffee then will see if my diesel will start, no place to plug it in.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 09, 2021, 01:05:53 PM
we will be under freezing for about 10 days.  this thursday the predicted low is -11.  brrr.  winter is here!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 10, 2021, 05:06:37 AM
Looks like another 6F this morning. Be leaving early for a grocery run. I think it's warm in here again, maybe it's the coffee. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: jerry sundberg on February 10, 2021, 09:52:03 AM
Dang cold here this morning! At 3:30 it was -40* clear and still.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 10, 2021, 09:57:56 AM
wow, that is dangerous cold if you do not know what you are doing.  i walked across the street to a pizza place once in the winter up in Plattsburg, NY.  hands were froze as I thought I could go that distance without gloves.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 10, 2021, 12:33:18 PM
We have about 1/2" of snow on the ground here in Kansas. The temperature dropped so quickly the wheat had no chance to get used to it.  My wheat is tiny but up, wonder how much winter kill we will have.  My calf pen is watered with a tank, just add fresh water to melt the ice, cows drink from the pond, and it is frozen over, so go down and cut a hole with an axe.  Most winters don't require much ice cutting. I am unrolling a bale of alfalfa every day for the cows, they clean up every leaf.  Give them some prairie hay in bale feeders, they all seem to handle the cold well as long as they have wind breaks and bedding.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 10, 2021, 03:31:57 PM
Dang cold here this morning! At 3:30 it was -40* clear and still.
Thats some tough stuff right there, call that a 4 dog night if there is 
such a thing. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 10, 2021, 03:47:44 PM

Good luck getting through this brutal cold snap farmfromkansas.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 10, 2021, 09:52:09 PM
-40   :o   Yikes!!!!
I had -3 by the time I went out this morning. Turned into a nice day at around the mid 20's. Than about noon time, the clouds came in and the wind picked up. There went that nice day. Looks like singles at night, mid 20's for a while. I guess this is our winter weather now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 10, 2021, 10:10:22 PM
-18 this morning with the wind it felt like -42. Being outside doing chores was miserable. Could feel the cold air coming thru the walls of the house this morning. Never got about -4 all day.

Amasa which is about an hour inland from here at -33 actual temp with a windchill on top of that.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 11, 2021, 03:02:13 AM
When we went to town, it was colder down there by 10F. -6F down there, you could easily tell the difference in the temperature. I dressed in wool, head to foot, and threw in a pair of Wells Lamont Thinsulate gloves. Never know when an old 17 year car is going to stop, but she never let me down yet. knock on wood. We're not getting the biting cold up here on the ridge, the low spots are 10-20 degrees colder than here. Up at the woodlot is always colder than here, lower ground.

That -40F is dang cold, had a few of them back in the 70's and 80's. Had a -50 in 2008, which was plenty thank you, that's serious. :D Been watching a young couple in Alaska that do the Youtube thing, hasn't been much colder than here, but I don't think they are real far inland. You get in some of them remote valleys up there in the interior and I bet it is severe cold. Looks like parts of Alaska has bad beetle infestations, killed a lot of nice spruce up there around Anchorage. Of course that could mean a lot of land in a certain radius up there. Anything from flat to mountain side. :D They need some of that -40F to kill the overwintering bugs, keep'm in check. Freeze dried beetle in the cereal?  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 11, 2021, 09:05:02 AM
-1 here this morning. I might and I said I might trust my cars, but you never know when another one can hit you and you are in the cold at -1. I always carry heavy stuff in my truck. Got enough for the other guy too.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 11, 2021, 10:06:10 AM
was 12F here this mornin. They are saying -6 on sunday mornin. plus  suppose to get 15" of snow sunday night thru monday....... i have a heater in the tank for the critters. my live stock guardian dogs are funny. I made them a nice bedded area in one of the mobile huts and they prefer to lay outside.....

coldest i ever experienced was growing up on the farm. it was -47F, wasn't windy. coldest with wind-chill was another time, -77F. silo unloaders almost always decided to break when it was really cold. now that wasn't fun..... i froze my hands once spreading manure. i had mittens on, but didn't matter. had no choice but to finish and clean the spreader off or else a big mess the next day. cold bothered me for 20 years or so with my hands, now not an issue.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 11, 2021, 02:25:34 PM
-16 this morning with more snow. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 11, 2021, 06:30:45 PM
Was 5F here this morning, but suppose to dip down tonight. I've heard that before out of Presque Isle weather and had no change, we'll see. We're due for a dip. ;D  But I was walking today in the wind, wool head to foot, never felt cold. I wear goggles to keep that cold wind out of my eyes to. They are UV protection to. If I heat up too much, and there's no breeze, this goggles are useless, they steam up. :D I certainly can heat up, in sunshine, climbing them hills on the road if it's into the teens. That wool coat will block some real bad cold. It ain't one of them cheap thin things from India. I wove and sewed it.  :D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 12, 2021, 07:36:45 AM
2 above and has not snowed for 3 days!!  ;D  Might be another 2 inches coming in next week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2021, 07:40:59 AM
5F this morning here and they said 2F for in town on the radio. Heat wave up here. :D Snow squalls are moving in, after they said no snow until Sunday. More accurate looking out across the landscape/sky than on a computer model. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 12, 2021, 08:18:44 AM
everyone for a hundred miles sold out of stock tank deicers.  little cold snap.  predicted -11 this weekend.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 12, 2021, 08:55:30 AM
Looked at my phone, says 0 this morning. Sky looks clear, might see the sun!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 12, 2021, 11:06:00 AM
-7 and 4" of snow.  Something like 50" of snow since late last week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 12, 2021, 01:27:23 PM
Just looking at weather forecast on my phone, says -9 actual low on Sunday and -11 on Monday. Big warmup on Tuesday, low of 0.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 12, 2021, 01:37:18 PM
My old Pediatric ED partner Justin just came and got the 4 stock tank heaters I could find, to keep his water feature from freezing the pipes.  I am quite proud to have more in stock than TSC.  needs to keep water moving in front of the skimmers.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on February 12, 2021, 01:47:41 PM
-7 and 4" of snow.  Something like 50" of snow since late last week.
About the same weather here but not that much snow 😂
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 13, 2021, 09:05:23 AM
0 again this morning.  Snow of 4 to 7" forecast over weekend.  When this is over we will see if the wheat survived.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old saw fixer on February 13, 2021, 11:31:12 AM
      Everything here is covered with ice, to inch predicted.  Nothing has fallen on the house or shop, yet.  Thank God.  Power has been off since 8:15 this morning.  Glad I have enough generator to run the oil boiler, water pump and coffee maker!  Lots of limbs falling in the woods, I'm not doing any damage control or cleanup until this is melted.  Stay safe.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: btulloh on February 13, 2021, 11:38:22 AM
Same here just a bit northeast of you. Ice is the worst. No problems yet, but that will probably change as the day wears on. Generator is locked and loaded and ready for action. Glad you have a way to stay warm and make coffee. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 13, 2021, 11:40:45 AM
my son put off filling the sun porch with firewood, for this kind of weather.  now he will do it at 4.  lessons learned.  the crates are 6 feet from the door.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 13, 2021, 08:15:44 PM
Was 10F this morning and reached 25F I think. I know we had a light snow and it melted off the south end porch. It also melted off the gravel in front of the steps into the house. The little birds have been picking gravel there all winter. It's almost like they are picking seed. I suppose there are some weed seeds in there. Nothing melting off the west porch today. It was sunny by mid morning and we didn't need a fire after that, just built it up at 8:00 pm tonight. Definitely had a window open after dinner. I couldn't even feel that cold air coming in. You know in summer, when you see that radiant heat wave above the pavement. I seen that looking out the window opening.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old saw fixer on February 13, 2021, 08:39:45 PM
     No change since this morning, Bob.  Kawasaki generator still humming and stuff still falling in the woods.  Town of Blackstone has a lot of damage, limbs and trees falling on wires.  They might be in the dark until Monday.  Heck, we may be too.  I'm going cut the generator off for the night as soon as the phones, etc. are charged up. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 13, 2021, 09:52:29 PM
-14 this morning under clear skies. Temp never broke zero and by lunch time the clouds and lake effect snow moved in. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on February 14, 2021, 07:05:01 AM
19 now, that's 15 to 20 warmer than this time the last three days. Snow forecasted for today won't happen. A decent storm starting tomorrow afternoon now going into Tues morning. Six to 10in here, less as you go further south in the state
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 14, 2021, 08:00:42 AM
1 now.  predicted -10 the next 2 nights.  was 4 yesterday and my fluid tank line and tank were still liquid, @ 4.  Walmart super tech -20 rated.  must have been a good batch.  my buddy Dallas just got a 1200 dollar check for a hydraulic fluid company that sold the oil and it did not meet specs.  stocked up on firewood,  filled the inside storage area house and shop, and an extra crate outside the doors.  will warm up about the 19th and be in the 50s during the day and 30s at night.  our forecast has changed every few hours so who know, looks like 3 to 6 inches of snow.  that does not slow us down much.  you worry about inexperienced driver who get stuck in this cold.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 14, 2021, 08:23:40 AM
Heat wave here at 16 when I first got up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 14, 2021, 08:34:57 AM
1 now.  predicted -10 the next 2 nights.  was 4 yesterday and my fluid tank line and tank were still liquid, @ 4.  Walmart super tech -20 rated.  must have been a good batch.  
Hey Doc, just curious, did you remember to park the skidsteer with the tracks up out of the mud this winter? Just askin'! :D :D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 14, 2021, 08:43:54 AM
thanks.  yes used it yesterday to get extra wood by the house and shop.  put the bucket on for the driveway clearing.  diesel additive and full of fuel.  the back is oriented close enough to jump start with my truck if needed.  parked with dry tracks on dry concrete.  bucket up off the ground.  usually flat so not a shin killer.   ;) :) :D 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 14, 2021, 08:58:59 AM
1 deg this morning and going to a high of 6.  We are supposed to get 3-6" starting this afternoon and going all thru the day tomorrow.  Maybe a few more smaller snow events during the week.  I have to work tuesday morning thru friday morning.  Could be an eventful 72 hours.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 14, 2021, 09:22:36 AM
I work the next 4 nights as well.  carry on.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 14, 2021, 09:47:50 AM
-15 here with wind chills. 2" already. suppose to get at least 8" more. 


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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 14, 2021, 09:49:25 AM
10F this morning, the flurries are starting. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 14, 2021, 11:28:01 AM
Minus 14 up here at  low of minus 27 tonight. Wife and I drove up north yesterday  to check the cabin and have supper at the local watering hole.  Will drive back home in an hour or two, it's minus 8 there.  The sun will break this super cold weather's back in a couple weeks. February is half gone  8). 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 14, 2021, 11:40:06 AM
Minus 14 up here at  low of minus 27 tonight. Wife and I drove up north yesterday  to check the cabin and have supper at the local watering hole.  Will drive back home in an hour or two, it's minus 8 there.  The sun will break this super cold weather's back in a couple weeks. February is half gone  8).
Yikes, that's cold! Be safe. 
agreed on time. I don't mind cold weather in February, as it's short lived. It's bad when it starts in Dec, as there's a lot of winter left.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: JuanChair on February 14, 2021, 11:44:44 AM
Its currently 50 degrees F here and windy.  I could not live in a cold climate. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 14, 2021, 04:41:20 PM
It is clearing here and we missed the storm so far, bright sunshine in the big window as we speak. Never know, could be 6" on the ground in the morning. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 14, 2021, 04:42:50 PM
Its currently 50 degrees F here and windy.  I could not live in a cold climate.
Just haul on the wool clothes, you're tougher than you think. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 14, 2021, 06:22:20 PM
It started about 15 minutes ago.  Now expecting 6-10" by tomorrow night.  I went to town and filled my gas tanks in case I have to run my generator and topped off the truck fuel tank.  The drive to work on Tuesday morning will likely be an adventure.

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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 14, 2021, 09:50:19 PM
-6 was the high today although with the wind it felt like -36. On top of that another 6" or so of snow. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 14, 2021, 10:22:40 PM
It is -8 here in Kansas this evening, forecast said low of -12 tonight.  Hope the vehicles start in morning.  Ice keeps getting thicker on the pond, I keep breaking the ice on the same hole for the cows, but the hole gets smaller every day.  My axe has trouble getting down to the water to make a new hole.  Maybe have to break out a chain saw.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 14, 2021, 11:41:49 PM
lets see @farmfromkansas (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=36643) , when you say "axe" having a hard time getting down to the water.... do you mean an axe with a handle, or the one wearing long handles?   :) :) :)
i have helped 2 docs with my Howes, and out of diesel 911.  my cat did not like the cold today, even after running for 3 hours, continues to sputter when going to higher rpms.  rob. need to change the fuel filter even though it is new. or wait till it is warmer.  we did not get more than a few inches of snow.  was prepping for the driveway, but less than 4 to 6 inches, we can wait.  daughters classes are canceled for tomorrow.  I always get 3 big jugs of the Howes before it gets cold.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 12:36:05 AM
0 here. 8" thus far. They are saying -8 in the am
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Runningalucas on February 15, 2021, 12:40:00 AM
It's 20 degrees intown, and 10 up at the farm, we've got a solid forecast of snow, and more snow; 1 day in the middle shows clear. 

At least it was a winter you could work through until now, and thank god it's nearing Spring breakup. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on February 15, 2021, 03:46:36 AM
-14 here with a - 30 windchill its pretty much cold everywhere 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2021, 05:06:32 AM
15F here this morning and overcast, never had any snow yet. Sure a dry winter. ::) Like I said earlier it will be bone dry by June here without snow, unless it rains like the monsoon this spring.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 15, 2021, 06:26:34 AM
I have 16. Might be like one spring, really did not have a mud season. Than the rain came in June and we had our mud season in June.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on February 15, 2021, 06:40:33 AM
18  and waiting on a little snow. Should start this afternoon, tv news says 6-10 and the phone says 5-8. My confidence in either says anywhere between none and 6 feet. Don't matter, the plow will be on before it starts. At least it's supposed to stay snow here,they're saying turning to ice downstate
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 08:12:45 AM
0 deg here this morning and we got maybe 1 1/2" overnight.  They are saying 5-9" later today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 08:25:43 AM
0 here per my therm. -6 per my phones weather app. 8" I think, but it's all over the place with the wind. Either way it's dam on my pond cold out......

I wonder where that man made global warming is when it's record cold outside...... say_what
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 15, 2021, 08:43:39 AM
-11 here in Kansas this morning.  Went out to the shop and there were still some coals in the furnace, so loaded it up and it only got down to 35 in the shop this morning. Have to keep it from freezing my glue and such.  Have gone through 6 bottles of Howe's so far keeping the tractor running.  The fuel light flashes, but still runs, although weak when cold. After it is warmed up, runs fine.  If someone wanted to ice skate, the pond ice is plenty thick, this is supposed to be our coldest day, so maybe we will keep the water open for the cows.  Thank the good Lord for wind breaks and plenty of round bales! Can't imagine wintering cows on cubes in pastures with no windbreaks, like the guy down by Wichita, who was on TV news. He is having a disaster.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 15, 2021, 09:07:45 AM
my truck is plugged in when home,  it did not want to go this am after a night shift.  I had to get a ride home, even jumping did not do it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 15, 2021, 09:23:03 AM
-6 and heavy snow here along the lake 4" so far in the last few hours. Windchill -36.

Need to start treating that diesel fuel in the fall especially on things not run all the time. Always at Howes at fill up and keep fuel filters and diesel 911 behind the seat. 

Farmfromkansas I know the struggle I keep a group of cows watered from a pond and keep ice chopped everyday. I start with roughly a 3'x4' hole in November and today its 6" square. Next time it gets above zero I'll fire up the chainsaw and make it huge again and should last until May. Haha
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 09:53:00 AM
I have treated the diesel in the tractor.  I don't worry about treating the diesel in my truck unless I'm going to MN or such where it might be -30.  The winter blend of diesel is normally sufficient here in MO.  With the tractor though, I may have purchased that fuel in June.  My concern is not for the fuel gelling, just starting a diesel motor in near zero temp without glow plugs.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 15, 2021, 09:58:43 AM
Circulating coolant heater or frost plug heater and plug it in. My old diesel tractor fires up everyday even if its -30. Also keep a battery tender plugged into it for extra insurance. In a pinch a heat gun or hair drier running into the air intake will help a ton.

I treat all my fuel because you can't trust fuel suppliers. Haven't had any trouble with fuel in years until the last tank in my truck (late at night plowing needed fuel and didn't have Howes with me). Station claimed it is treated to -30 but I've been fighting jelled fuel for 2 days in it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 10:19:41 AM
Lucky us!!!

We've matched the coldest records since 1905 and 1918..... 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2021, 10:21:52 AM
22F now and sun, forecast is 12" of snow tomorrow. We'll see. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 15, 2021, 10:52:36 AM
Tomorrow morning is going to be a tough one temp wise across the heartland
all the way to the gulf coast.
Single digits in LA and AL with some sub zeros in TX.
Some 20-25 below stuff in between Nebraska and the northern border. Brrrrrrr
Siberian express some are calling it.

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on February 15, 2021, 11:17:41 AM
Its finally snowing here! I dont normally get but about 1-3 and thats usually only around for 2 days at most. I like the snow because its pretty, when its undisturbed. I can easily understand why you guys north of me would really not like it, so take my understanding of your situation to heart. We just dont get the chance to see it much.

Keep in mind, central Arkansas.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 12:30:58 PM
A few years ago in Wisconsin I was driving home from MN and stopped to fuel up while the temp was -18.  I filled up with diesel and as I was hanging up the nozzle I noticed there was a sticker on the hose that said something to the effect that that pump was not treated with anti gel.  I had never seen a thing like it in all the years I have been driving diesels all over the country.  The other handle was treated diesel.  Who in the heck needs to buy non-treated diesel in the middle of January in WI.  I had to make a run inside the station to purchase a bottle of anti-gel.  Maybe thats the point...to sell more antigel.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 12:40:35 PM
Started the unplugged duramax. Phone said -6. Truck said 0.  Was able to drive it in 2X out the drive way down the private road and turned around on the plowed road. No issues.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 15, 2021, 12:42:22 PM
It is all the way up to -6 right now.  Had to cut a new hole in the pond for the cows this morning.  The hole I was keeping open had frozen all the way down to the dirt, so needed to move a little farther off the bank.  Took a while with an ax and a bar, but got a piece of ice out of the hole, about 10" thick. Now they are forecasting snow for a couple days.  We already have a good half inch.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 01:57:09 PM
I used to plug my 7.3 powerstroke in when it was below 30.  I don't plug this new 6.7 unless its below 0 and even then its not necessary.  I started the thing with no trouble in MN 3 years ago when it was -17.  That may not be a great idea to do often though.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on February 15, 2021, 02:29:16 PM
FFOTS, I would think that 6.7 would do sorta okay as long as the entire electrical system was up to snuff.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 15, 2021, 03:04:35 PM
My 7.3 will start down to -15 without much issue. Even though it will do it i prefer to plug it in as its much easier on everything. As a part-time equipment/diesel mechanic I will say just because it will start unplugged doesn't mean you should.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 03:09:55 PM
FFOTS, I would think that 6.7 would do sorta okay as long as the entire electrical system was up to snuff.
I put new batteries in late fall, because I didn't want to risk another winter on the original batteries.  I usually plan on new batteries every other year, so I was pushing it already.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on February 15, 2021, 03:11:39 PM
FFOTS, I would think that 6.7 would do sorta okay as long as the entire electrical system was up to snuff.
I put new batteries in late fall, because I didn't want to risk another winter on the original batteries.  I usually plan on new batteries every other year, so I was pushing it already.


😇 Good call.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 03:50:11 PM

Tractor is running.  I used up all the juice in the battery and it just about started and then I was out of juice.  Had to jump it off the truck.  Sputtered a few times and then came to life.  Now to change the box blade for the grader blade and remove some snow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2021, 05:36:27 PM
The challenges of winter. ;) 

Latest report is 6-8" snow from tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.

The yard ice was melting some today, while the sun was out. By mid afternoon the sun was gone. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on February 15, 2021, 05:57:31 PM
We finally ended up with a measured (by me) 5&3/4. All smiles 😁 Now, if I was only young and had a sled again....
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 06:27:16 PM
Get this.
Truck started this mornin. Took it for a short spin. Had to go to physical therapy fir my right shoulder @ 1. Started the truck 10 mins before I left. Drove the same drive i did this mornin. Died at the end of our private road. Started it, turned around and just made it to my yard. It has 3/4 gallon tank, so about 22 gallons. Diesel service regular 1 oz per 3 gallons when below zero.  I put in  enough fir 3 tank fulls. Plus I changed all 3 filters. Poured in 100% howes in all 3 filters, plus poured on a full bottle of howes last friday. 
Nice......
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 07:30:55 PM
Well thats not fun.  Hope it gets cleared up.
Several years ago I was leaving CO to come home from skiing and my truck started sputtering on I 70 in the mountains and it was -26.  I pulled over several times and it would run fine, but then when I pulled back out it would sputter and not accelerate up the mountains.  I drove that way for a while and then coming into Dillon, it just died.  Now I'm on the side of the interstate in dangerous cold with 2 kids and a truck that won't run.  After about 15 minutes it finally started and I limped into Dillon and went inside grocery store and bought some anti gel.  Go back out to put it in and realize I had left the gas cap off when I filled up earlier.  Put the anti gel in and put the cap on.  It ran fine the rest of the way home.  I'm not sure if it was gelling or just losing prime without the cap on.  That was my 6.4l powerstroke.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 15, 2021, 07:32:55 PM
I plowed my driveway which is about 200 yards long, then my parents which is about 100 yards and then made two passes on my neighbors which is about 500 yards.  I wasn't cold until the neighbors drive.  That was the coldest I've been in a long time.  The temp was 2 when I was finishing and it was snowing hard.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 07:40:33 PM
@firefighter ontheside (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=26921) Thanks. I think i got some watered down diesel. That's the only way I can remotely see that happening. won't be buying there again.

We did set a record for coldest wind-chill ever -29

Here's what we have coming tonight and tomorrow. -13 tonight. $" to 8" tomorrow and we had a steamnado today. Oh, 60 on the 24th..... That's why I like it here. Cold only lasts for a week or so typically.



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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Runningalucas on February 15, 2021, 09:12:12 PM
@firefighter ontheside (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=26921) Thanks. I think i got some watered down diesel. That's the only way I can remotely see that happening. won't be buying there again.

We did set a record for coldest wind-chill ever -29

Here's what we have coming tonight and tomorrow. -13 tonight. $" to 8" tomorrow and we had a steamnado today. Oh, 60 on the 24th..... That's why I like it here. Cold only lasts for a week or so typically.



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*DanG, that's cold. I'm in the Northern Rockies, right at Idaho/Montana border, and the coldest it's gotten here in the last couple decades is usually -3 in a blue moon, and that was a while back.  Every year of course is cold, and snow; that's guaranteed, but it's usually 'steady'.  


On that note, today in town we got about 6" of snow, and up at the farm around 9"s.  Temps holding under freezing; so this will be here for a while.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 15, 2021, 11:06:35 PM
@Runningalucas (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=23004) with you being on the western side of the continental divide i think that your weather is still influenced by the pacific temperature moderation and you don't get the polar vortexes that we're susceptible too. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Runningalucas on February 15, 2021, 11:25:58 PM
@Runningalucas (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=23004) with you being on the western side of the continental divide i think that your weather is still influenced by the pacific temperature moderation and you don't get the polar vortexes that we're susceptible too.
Generally correct, We get a 'real' four seasons here; each somewhat predictable.  Winter though this year has been mild, and and little snow; at least until now. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 16, 2021, 05:51:08 AM
I have 20 and at this time a very light snow. Might change over to freezing rain?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 16, 2021, 06:00:45 AM
Same up here, I heard possible freezing rain mixed in to causing thunder storms. :o
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 16, 2021, 06:09:55 AM
Woke up early this morning, and the temperature is an actual -15,  thought yesterday was supposed to be the coldest morning. Hope the water lines are not frozen up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: LeeB on February 16, 2021, 06:13:48 AM
- 13 here this morning in North Arkansas. It's just not supposed to be that cold here. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 16, 2021, 07:06:03 AM
What surprises the heck out of me is that it has never dropped below 5F here all winter and most of the nights have been in the 20's and 10's. Normal average is 0F here from mid Dec to end of Feb. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on February 16, 2021, 07:10:12 AM
-17 real feel here.  my truck is going to sit for a day until it warms up a bit.  WM sold out of diesel 911.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tacotodd on February 16, 2021, 07:56:45 AM
3 degrees here this AM. And still got lots of snow on the ground and the roads. Its always going to turn to ice on the roads. My problem today, I have a Doctors appointment and since the wifes job has to be done, she has the other 4x, my choices are to drive the little front wheel drive Honda, or my doorless Tacoma that has perfectly running 4X4 capabilities. Its also licensed and perfectly legal, but freaking cold with no doors. The doors are stashed away and perfectly safe, just buried WAAAY back in our little shed, and I do mean LITTLE! Ill probably just have to bundle up so much that I can barely work the clutch and gears. Oh well, at least I wont be walking!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 16, 2021, 08:39:14 AM
I didn't get to sleep till 4 this mornin (pain), so I thought I'd get the low at 7 when I woke up, but only -3 now. Tee Vee says it was -16here. Phone says -16 also, so maybe my therm is off? Felt dam cold out though when i was outside. Coldest here in 122 years. *DanG man made global warming!!

My truck will be setting also. I looked for 911 also, all gone. I called my son in WI (use to farm) to see if he could send me some, he said they tried that on the farm and it didn't work. Then he said they look at a test done in a -25 freezer. It failed there also. There were only 2 I think that passed. I'll ask him again their names.

Here's a link to that video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8gDN_6esfs&ab_channel=ProjectFarm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8gDN_6esfs&ab_channel=ProjectFarm)

Stanadyne and hot shot secret were best for cold weather in this limited test. 911 failed cold test. I was surprised. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Texas Ranger on February 16, 2021, 08:46:09 AM
Baby, it's cold outside.


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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 16, 2021, 08:49:26 AM
2 hour rolling black outs by OG & E. Thank goodness we don't have them. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: JuanChair on February 16, 2021, 09:18:28 AM
Where I am its probably 45 to 50 F but with high winds again today.  I normally walk the dogs early each day around 7am but not today, just too windy and cold. 

There are rolling blacks outs in far North Mexico along the border like there is in Texas.  Thankfully for now we have electricity but the high winds often cause problems so I have my generator ready to go in  case we lose power. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 16, 2021, 09:37:26 AM
WOW. this weather. We have sleet freezing rain, rain, and sleet. Ground is really cold and everything is freezing on contact. Very bizarre conditions and extremely dangerous. We don't get ice storms in my region very often but when we do  it can be very expensive and dangerous. As they go, this is not a bad one and the temp is very slowly rising so we can mitigate this afternoon before it gets cold again. That is not always the case. Still this is all expected as a routine part of the winter season.
 However my heart truly goes out to those folks in other parts of the country getting weather that has not been seen in many decades, if ever. Homes and structures that are not constructed for this weather are suffering badly as are the people who live in them. Power infrastructure is not designed or equipped for this and there are few 'plan b's' ready to go. Electric heat is just making it worse.
 It would be easy to say "Now you know how we feel", but the truth is, when you have no experience, preparation, planning, or tools to deal with this stuff, you are in a much worse place than we can imagine. I wish you all the best of luck staying safe. Those temps in TX really got my attention. Holy Cow!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 16, 2021, 09:42:35 AM
-26 here no power in  the office....sent it to TX....
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: JuanChair on February 16, 2021, 09:56:21 AM
When its this cold and nasty in so many places more people stay inside and online.   I know its nothing down here compared to where many of you are, but the high winds withe dust and cold are enough to keep me inside even though I have so many things do get done. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on February 16, 2021, 10:50:06 AM
 . . .   It would be easy to say "Now you know how we feel", but the truth is, when you have no experience, preparation, planning, or tools to deal with this stuff, you are in a much worse place than we can imagine. . . . .
Great post OG!
Up here in the Prairies of Canada, we've had record setting runs of cold weather since late January. Schools are open, mail gets delivered and the garbage gets picked up. Cold is normal, and we're talking about -45 C 
But when the news shows how bad it is in Texas and the SE States, well holy mackerel, that's got to be tough. Kids drowning in barely frozen over ponds, highways turn into death traps, no experience or clothing to deal with hypothermia etc etc.
I'm retired now, but spent 35+ years researching climate in the Arctic. Watching the political to and fro regarding climate change has left me doubtful as to whether all of us can handle whats happening.  
I don't want to get an invitation to the woodshed, but people, we want to focus on some empathy for others and a great deal more resilience to weather extremes. Wind storms in Mexico, snow on beaches in Galveston, power outages in the Carolinas that last weeks, etc etc. 
.
That Boy Scout motto: "Be Prepared" is becoming more relevant all the time.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 16, 2021, 11:52:01 AM
I got up at 4:45 this morn to go to work.  I wanted to have plenty of time, but the roads were not nearly as bad as I thought they would be.  I guess the dry, powdery snow was easy for road crews to plow.  I got to work at 6:05 which is 55 min early.  It was -5 when I left the house and a few degrees warmer(less cold) when I got to work.  We are no stranger to these temps in MO, but they don't usually hang around for weeks at a time.

We started off the morning with a fire in a house.  Seems the wife had stoked their big indoor wood stove before she left for work.  Husband came home a few hours later after plowing all night and found the house full of smoke.  Our guys opened the basement door and found that their pile of firewood next to the stove was on fire.  All we can figure is that the wife somehow released an ember onto the pile of wood.  
They got very lucky with only minimal damage.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 16, 2021, 12:05:56 PM
Steady at 20F here for awhile. Still snowing pretty good, but seen it snow harder before. No sign of sticky freezing stuff yet. I think it might stay south of us. I ain't go'n nowhere. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on February 16, 2021, 12:12:52 PM
Even though it's 1, feels soooooo much nicer out. Little wind, sun shining. Could easily break a sweat this mornin. 

Wife is home seeing her patients via tele health again today
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 16, 2021, 12:18:28 PM
Sun is out here and no new snow for once. Temp is a "warm" zero. By the weekend it could hit 30 which will be t-shirt weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on February 16, 2021, 03:24:16 PM
-26 here no power in  the office....sent it to TX....
I hope your thawed out now 😂. Crazy weather 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 17, 2021, 04:47:59 AM
20F this morning, had 5" of snow and at one point we had a freezing fog move in, at which time I was out removing the snow before dark. It was a short duration storm here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 17, 2021, 06:47:04 AM
We had another one of them storms. Had the 2 wheel drive truck and could not get up the driveway with no more than 3 inches of white stuff. Note the words white stuff and not snow. Was material  ;D just like the last time. Was more like sugar. Could not get to the bottom of it, kinda just plowed it with the tires of the truck, if that makes sense. 
I had 14 when I first got up this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on February 17, 2021, 08:52:27 AM
Temperature is a balmy 7 this morning, did not go out and put wood in the shop furnace over night, and it was still 40 in there a bit ago when I started the furnace, maybe we are over the hump now.  As of yesterday, the cows are getting through it ok. This past couple weeks has been something to  endure, not much fun.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 17, 2021, 09:16:27 AM
-26 actual temp this morning. Saying it could hit +20 this afternoon. If it happens it will be wonderful.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: JuanChair on February 17, 2021, 11:54:27 AM
Yesterday it was 70 F here but so windy with a lot of heavy dust that its wasn't nice to be outside. 

We took part in the rolling blackouts and were without electricity for a few hours late yesterday evening and into the night.   Its nice and sunny today but still wind and cool.  We should get back up to 70 in the afternoon.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on February 17, 2021, 12:11:49 PM
Baby, it's cold outside.


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I thought you guys were whining then saw the news last night. YIKES!!! That is unbelievable! This is on the gulf coast? We have had a very mild winter until last week when it dipped into the -20's, below 0 for you southerners. Unusually cold for us but it is -3 today which is much more pleasant, weather guru says above freezing for next week. We don't have a lot of snoww in the valley but alpine snowpack is above average, a quick early thaw could be disastrous.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 17, 2021, 02:42:56 PM
I saw a graphic of world temps.  The midwest US has been the coldest spot on earth recently.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 17, 2021, 03:12:13 PM
The jet stream probably has not dipped down on our corner this winter much or for very long because that will bring the cold stuff off the Arctic. Looking at the map, shows it crossing the northern part of NB, but boy it sure is pulled down south in the middle of the continent. She's -40 on Baffin Island, for anyone wanting to go ice mountain climbing. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 18, 2021, 05:05:46 AM
6F with starry skies this morning. :)  I see some places around 0 to -5.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on February 18, 2021, 05:35:02 AM
4th day of no school here.  Someone get these obnoxious children out of my face. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 18, 2021, 01:03:21 PM
My kids went to school one day last week and none so far this week.  I'd say theres a 50% chance they will go to school tomorrow.  The temp is up to 25 today and roads should be getting pretty clear by the end of the day.  We are very rural and while main roads have been fine for days, its the back roads where we all live that have still been snow covered.  There's not much worse than bus accidents so I don't complain much, but I do complain a little.  I've been at work the last 3 days, so its the wife that's had to take one to work with her.  She loves doing that, not.  Luckily though she's self employed and can do that.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: JuanChair on February 18, 2021, 03:28:26 PM
72 F here today but again we have super strong winds.   Nice weather here but still a few rolling power outages north of us.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 19, 2021, 07:51:24 AM
5F this morning and sunny. Got a little carried away with the fire. Windows are open. It'll be roasty this afternoon in that big window. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: nativewolf on February 19, 2021, 08:17:38 AM
-26 here no power in  the office....sent it to TX....
Don't they wish they could take it.  Since they are  (95%) an isolated island with different voltage interconnects they can't import or export any energy.  Which is about to change I would guess, it was silly in 1935 but is simply stupid today.  Landowners and power companies are losing millions and millions and it hurts the disaster preparedness.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 19, 2021, 04:54:00 PM
Up to the freezing point today. Was boiling sap at this time 2 years ago.
Looks like it will be March before any good sap runs here this year if the 10 day temp
prediction holds true.
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 19, 2021, 08:30:47 PM
It was -1 this morning, but it got up to 34deg in the sun.  I think officially we were still below freezing, but it was 34 in the sun!  Tomorrow it will legitimately get above freezing for the first time in 18 days I think.  That's a long stretch for MO.  We have at least one day in the 50s coming this week.  Cleaned up around the mill today and realized the mill is out of level.  The concrete has heaved due to the frozen ground.  I may have to wait for the ground to thaw some before I can mill again.  Otherwise I need to re-adjust all the feet and then do it again later when the frost leaves the ground.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 19, 2021, 09:23:23 PM
Looks like just about 32 tomorrow. We are in for some warmer temps. Have not been above freezing here for a while. But at night some still cooler temps.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 20, 2021, 05:01:45 AM
18F here this morning. They are saying upper 30's in a couple days. I'll bet we hardly see a 40+'s day until May. That seems to be the trend up here of late, mostly mild winter, but cold spring. Then boom...90's. Last spring, 8" fresh snow mid May, followed by a week of 90's, first week of June leaf/bloom killing frost first 4 days. Previous 3 years, 90's hit first week of June. When we were digging foundation June 3, 2018 for the new house was hot/humid like south Florida. Forget about a green lawn anymore. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 20, 2021, 05:29:57 AM
You are right about the boom part. Seem like the cold weather was the same here last year. One week 70's than the boom 30's.  ;D
I remember the apple blossoms got hit with a frost.
Heatwave at 20 this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: dgdrls on February 20, 2021, 07:43:04 AM
Lake Effect machine back up and running this morning.
Dry light snow

D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on February 20, 2021, 11:56:55 AM
Last week it was -19C (-1F) during the day, now the weather guru says +8 for Monday which is close to 50F. Still a lot of snow in the high country, the river could be getting high in a hurry which won't be good.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 20, 2021, 10:20:34 PM
This is the time of winter where it has been cold enough long enough that I am used to it and it's no bother to go out when its in the single digits. These days I walk out to the shop at 10 each night across the snow in my house moccasins to feed the stove for the overnight. a month ago it was hard shoes, coat hat gloves, etc.  That same weather in the fall or early winter makes me uncomfortable. On the other hand, this is also the time that I look at my remaining wood piles and wonder if we will make it. This year I have the shop and the house I am both concerned about both,  and the house pile looks a tad lower than I'd like, but I have never been a very good guesser of this because I don't what what weather will come or what the temp trends will be. Every time I walk past the woodpile I worry a little. 
 So tonight I went and looked at the temp charts from last year and was pleased to see that by March 5th last year we had daytime highs in the 50's or more and nighttime lows in the mid 30's. Mild and workable for sure. But then I checked 2019 for similar dates and found highs in the low 40's and lows in the tens and teens. Jumping to 2017 was even worse for March. So I guess we will just have to see, but I have hope that in just 2-3 weeks things will look a lot different. We get what we get and it is what it is, I guess. Every year I fret on the same thing and only one year did I run out (I had some issues and could not produce the wood I needed that year) and had to buy wood, but only used a half cord to finish the season.
 I went out tonight to feed the shop stove and the stars were just blazing. I love clear cold nights like this in February. I hate running out of wood. :D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 21, 2021, 05:41:07 AM
The old timers up here based the wood pile on the living space of the house, and the woodsheds was as big as the first floor square footage. As a kid, I remember by dad cut wood all year around and had to farm besides. He was filling two big old farm house wood sheds, ours and grandmother's, two big piles to heat around the doors of 2 potato sheds. Besides cutting logs for $$ in winter months in between milking cows and processing potatoes. I laughed at the neighbor who has a small dairy, said no time to cut wood. Good grief, can't cut 5 cords? 2 boys living there, what they gonna do, play? ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 21, 2021, 06:57:27 AM
You are right about the temps. Gets down to freezing in Sept and everyone is saying how cold it is and running around with heavy cloths on. Come Jan it's 32 and everyone is saying how warm it is and running around in just a sweat shirt.  ;D
For once my wood is holding out. I am kinda slack on the wood part. I play in the woods all winter, well most years I do, this year I did not. I have a OWB so I can burn dead wood in it. I am clearing more land, so I have a bunch of hardwood to cut. I hauled a bunch of it, tree length. up by the house. I have a bunch more to cut too. I want a better view of the meadow going down and a better view of the field coming up.
15 and maybe 30 for a high. Might see some 40 temps. Still cool at night. But it's not May here either.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 21, 2021, 08:07:06 AM
Our temps have moderated to more "normal" levels with yesterdays low of -16 but a high of near 20. This morning only -8 and forecast to reach the 20s. Much better weather for working on things and farming.

Moved last fall to another farm that we fixed up the house on, and don't have wood heat for the first time in forever. Can't say I love paying for propane but I do love not having to find time to cut firewood anymore.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 21, 2021, 08:18:49 AM
Not to get too far off topic, but this does relate at least for me because I have been a life long 'observer' and lately there has been a lot to observe. This could probably be a thread on it's own for the woodcutters, I bet they have stories and I have read a few here on the forum and hear a lot more around town here, almost daily.
 Since the virus hit, this area has been flooded with second home owners moving in full-time and declaring themselves 'locals' (While still maintaining jobs in the city and going down regularly for 'things you people don't have here'). As such, they are experiencing their first full winter season mostly in person. Now these folks would usually order 'their cord of wood' sometime in late summer to late fall ignoring all the suppliers telling them to 'order early before I am out'. They they scramble and beg. They run mostly ambiance fires on weekends and a cord goes a long way.  They pay $250 and up for a cord delivered, not stacked. Some pay almost as much to have somebody stack it for them (while they are in the house on their treadmill  :D) . 
 Now they are burning more full time or at least several days or nights a week, and during the cold snaps they freak out and start shoving wood in out of fear of power failure. The predictable scramble has been very real. The ones I know and like I advised back in July to 'think' about a wood plan, and would gently mention it again around August when it came up. Mostly I got the 'deer in the headlights' response. One guy told me "Oh, I am not worried. If I run out I will just order more". I tried to explaining  the wood supply business and soon realized he didn't have the basis to understand it in real terms. Another guy I visited and mentioned he only had a couple of days wood left said "Yeah. I'll be out by the weekend, so I'll probably call the guy tomorrow and have him drop a load in the next day or two." I laughed so hard I almost fell over (BTW, this was on a Tuesday). After many phone calls and paying a 20% premium and getting one of his regular handy-man guys to make calls for him he got a load in about 2 weeks. (Then paid somebody to stack it.)
 Out of all the new full-timers I only know of one household that has a firm clue, cuts their own wood and had a plan without needing to consult anyone which they started on back in the summer. I suppose it's no coincidence that this is a forum member, who is now running 2 stoves and doing it quite well without fear of running out. Of course their is always the learning curve every one of us went through for the first few season's but this is part of the game and they are doing just fine. It is fun to watch them succeed too and seemingly without much effort beyond common sense and a little bit of exercise. Which is why I view the folks that are baffled when it comes to heating with wood on any level, with such interest and probably too much amusement.
 Now it may seem a bit cruel to some, but I am getting older now and this issue has supplied an abundant source of amusement and gratification to me through this past year. These are the same folks who see me spending a lot of time cutting hauling, bucking, splitting, stacking, and making my (to them) HUGE stacks of wood and ask 'why do you work so hard, can't you just buy that?" Then they wonder why I smile so hard I can't answer.
 As a bonus I get to hear a lot of the detailed experiences of these firewood cutters and the clients they have and what those clients think and do. Some stories are just gut-busting funny and some of the questions the actual locals get from the 'new neighbors' who are seeing their firewood in an entirely different light now, are quite precious. I have one neighbor who still won't go to bed until the entire woodstove is completely dark and burned out because of fire risk. He asks questions about putting it out with water and if that's what I do? "No", I tell him, " I start my stove in November and I let it burn out in April, unless something goes wrong." He looks at me and gives an uneasy chuckle as if he thinks I am kidding. I have to turn my head away sometimes during these conversations because it is hard to keep a straight face. But they really are nice folks, just not aware of what is going on around them and trying, with different levels of success, to learn new skills. Bless their hearts. I mean no harm, and am not poking fun (well, maybe a little), but it is really interesting to watch.
  :D ;D
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 21, 2021, 11:56:29 AM
I love cutting firewood and don't mind stacking either. I figure I'll be at it until I'm almost 80. My grandfather who lived to 87 years, was no stranger to cutting firewood for the house up until he was 80, still ran a chainsaw. In his day, it was hauling by sled and horse to town and to church on the reservation across the road. He knew at least the priest would have his pay, never knew if anyone in town was going to pay, after it was all stacked for them. Remember one lady customer in town he told about, who opened an upstairs window to say: "That $@$# Sewell, he stole every cent I had". He knew he wasn't going to get pay for that load. :D :D My grandfather ran a firewood charity for a few loads. :D :D We all laughed at his stories, but he laughed too, so I guess it wasn't too tough a loss. :D :D He always said, if you don't want anything more to do with a certain individual, have them owe you money. They won't be around again. :D :D

No such thing as cheap gas in these parts for heat, and don't want any part of it. You don't own the tank, have to pay maintenance on it, rent on it, distribution fee, top up fee....and any other scam they can tack on. Mother even was charged for 2 patio squares she already owned and had to provide a shovel to the two dig dongs the company sent out to square up the tank. She got the money back on the patio stones. But those same ding dongs made 3 trips to replace a part on the fireplace, 130 miles one way trip to be exact. And of course that is spread out over 2 weeks. You going to sit around in wool blankets for 2 weeks in the winter for ding dong service? ::) Wood stove eliminates all that crap. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 21, 2021, 12:45:20 PM
  You going to sit around in wool blankets for 2 weeks in the winter for ding dong service? ::) Wood stove eliminates all that crap. ;D
True that, just look whats been going on in TX and other parts of the south. An unfortunate reality 
of being dependent on others for heat especially. Can get by w/o electricity for awhile in winter but not heat.
Never burned a lick of petroleum products here in 30 years, never even put in a oil furnace or other type of 
gas heater. Wood rules ! So does the sun when it shines..
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 21, 2021, 12:57:08 PM
Tom good luck with all those new folks, some of them may never get a clue. Firewood is going to be nip and tuck for me, I've got two dead elm trunks in reserve by the splitter, just thought I'd slab a little for benches 1st  out of them. That being said they are poised to go up in smoke if need be. Got 4 inches of new snow  3 inches more than I thought they were calling for yesterday also suppose to be above freezing this afternoon for a while. Hope so..

Just an add... this snow is really wet heavy stuff didn't push worth a darn. It was closer to six inches. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: trapper on February 21, 2021, 03:45:19 PM
Put up a few face cords and half face cords.  Put them on facebook and was sold out in 5 days.  Guess I sold them too cheap.  Yesterday even sold what I keep for myself and friends for fireplace and campfire wood that I keep under the roof of my polebarn.  I have enough for myself for 2 years  in my owb.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 21, 2021, 03:48:00 PM
34F Here this afternoon, bright sun, windows open ;D and the ice is melting off the road and driveway and snow melting off the porch.......  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 21, 2021, 03:53:38 PM
I figure there is 3.5 cords left in the basement right now and a cord out under the porch that is seasoned for this winter. Plus 6 more, of which 2-1/2 is already stacked under the porch, the rest under snow about 15 feet from the basement door. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 21, 2021, 05:47:15 PM
Not much melting at my place. I don't think it got above freezing. But the sun was out all day. Had some wind too, that made it feel on the cold side. Went for a ride and had to walk the dog. I put my stocking hat on. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 21, 2021, 06:05:05 PM
Yeah, I was surprised to see it get that warm because at noon it was only 22F. But the road was slush and the driveway was getting soft, like my foot print sunk in the gravel 1/4" :o This morning it was like concrete. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 22, 2021, 05:09:13 AM
15F this morning, moon was shining in my face in north bedroom window. So got up a little early and put a pot of coffee on and later built up the fire. Looks like a sunny day ahead, so once that fire burns out, won't need another until 7:00 tonight. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on February 22, 2021, 06:23:07 AM
11 going up to low 30s today with a little snow maybe this afternoon. high 30s tomorrow and downright warm on Wed in the mid 40s and some sun
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 22, 2021, 06:25:43 AM
I am glad I looked outside. A very red sunrise. Did not last long.
14 and snow is coming. The warm temps are too. Days are almost 3 minutes longer!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 22, 2021, 09:24:20 AM
It actually dropped to 12F by day break here. It went overcast here by daylight to, but no wind. A flurry maybe tomorrow and a spring day on Wednesday I believe.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 22, 2021, 05:17:44 PM
43 degrees!  8) sunshine 8) melting snow 8) a few days like this, then.....

Mud  ::)  

Still beats minus 30.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on February 22, 2021, 05:22:19 PM
55 deg today.  Low was just 32 this morning.  Just cold enough to have some hazardous black ice  on the driveway this morning.  Almost fell several times.  The only snow left is piles from plowing and the 4 foot snowball my son made in the back yard.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 22, 2021, 09:43:35 PM
Well the nice part about February is that we get the cold clear days more than we get the overcast snotty days. I like those days a lot. On the other hand, in a winter like this I can tell I am about done with the snow. We get a couple of inches every couple of days now and even though it isn't much I still have to take a few hours to clean it up because if I don't the next storm it gets worse and soon it's unworkble to get anything done outside. I try to keep the mill and wood stacks open but it is getting to be a pain. Hoping for that 'melt day' when I can sneak a log up on the mill. I even went through last years weather records last night, and the year before. I am ready for it to start breaking in 2 weeks, after that I am holding back on my taxes until they get it fixed. ;D another 4-5" today and I was too busy to deal with it which is another sign that I am trying to ignore it. I gotta get some logs milled and I have some slab needs and no slabs big enough.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2021, 04:18:45 AM
31F here this morning and we got the 2" of nuisance snow to move off with the scoop. Fire got a little warm last night, since it wasn't cold out. I think if the sun comes out at all, it's going to be 'warm'. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: pineywoods on February 23, 2021, 10:27:00 PM
IT ain't just Texas.....Louisiana got clobbered also. We got 4 to 6 inches of ICE. Never lost power here, but I have gone through 3 pickup loads of firewood. Roads all just about impassable. As of today, almost all of it has melted off, now everything is a muddy mess. I had one frozen water line feeding the clothes washer. Biggest problem is a large lumber storage shed is flat on the ground. Some equipment in there as well as lumber. Gonna be a real mess to clean up, it's beyond repair..

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14000/chickenhouse.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1614135968)
 

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 24, 2021, 03:52:17 AM
Oh wow pineywoods, that is a lot of ice, and subsequent mess down there. Hope you retrieve your equipment with little damage to it. Last winter a huge potato storage shed went down from snow load just down the road. All the trusses and other wood in it were sound and no rot. I believe the insurance said no dice to help replace. The farmer built a new shed on another sight, not even a 3rd the storage capacity. It would cost a small fortune just the clean up the old site. But with there being a severe drought last summer, the potato yield was down a lot. He has another large shed here just up the other direction from me, empty. He grows 900 acres of spuds. Seems the farmer always takes the loss. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 24, 2021, 03:56:00 AM
30F this early morning hour. Spring is here I guess. Water was running yesterday and ice melting, even a little is a good sign. ;D

Have a good day and play safe out there. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 24, 2021, 06:36:45 AM
4-6 inches of ice is bad!!!
I have 34 al ready this morning. Looking at some high 30 temps today. Yesterday I had some melting going on. We had about 3 inches of snow. It was all snow too. No rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 24, 2021, 06:40:53 AM
I see water dripping off the porch already, so I think the thermometer is 2 degrees off. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 24, 2021, 06:51:05 AM
I thought the digital thermometer was done broke. It said 38 at 5:30am. Then I checked the chart and saw that it has stayed above freezing all night, between 34 and 38! That is the first time that has happened since, well, I really don't know, but its been quite a while. Predicted to get over 40 today, something else we haven't seen in a while. I am very excited!
 Maybe I can loosen the log pile today. Well, I can try, right? Back into the 20's in another day or so, but the daytime highs are poking upward and that is a good sign.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 25, 2021, 05:29:19 AM
Its been spring like sunny days 40*F for a couple days now but heading south soon.
Been a bad year for ice dams on roofs here, temps between freezing and thawing a lot
is perfect for that. 
Solar has been kicking in, free hot water is back. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 25, 2021, 05:34:11 AM
Snowing out there today, but just about 32F. I think it will end before noon. Another one of them 2" nuisance snows we've had most the winter. ::) If it's going to snow, snow at least 10" to make it worth while. :D I here the wind starting to kick in. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 25, 2021, 06:48:59 AM
Just a little above freezing this morning. And right on the wind!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on February 25, 2021, 09:54:08 AM
Be careful. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 25, 2021, 11:05:21 AM
Temp dropped to 24F here, but sunny, and a good stiff breeze. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 25, 2021, 01:16:25 PM
The air might be below freezing, but that sun is melting snow in the driveway. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: timberking on February 25, 2021, 03:28:44 PM
Pineywoods hate to see that.  I had my eye on the ice line but it stayed south of us.  10 inches of snow and sleet  low of -6.  Never lost power , water was shut off due to low tank(co-op) for a day.  We were blessed. This will stand out in my mind like ice storm of 2000.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 25, 2021, 05:25:39 PM
I couldn't believe that the yard gravel is so soft today. I'd go along with the snow scoop to cleanup up some wind driven snow and dig into soft gravel. :o I think it will tighten up tonight, they say 0F or colder. If it does it will be the coldest morning all winter here. Wind is dropping here as the sun sets. Moon has been out bright since 2:30 this afternoon. Sun to. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 26, 2021, 06:32:39 AM
A cool 5F out there this morning. That stiffened the gravel up. ;D Sunny!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 26, 2021, 06:49:07 AM
Yesterday felt on the cold side with that wind. I did not work outside at all. warmer days are coming, like today. maybe 30 today, but not much wind. I have 12 now. Yes, stiff here too.  :D 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 26, 2021, 07:18:17 AM
Stiff , ayuh. One word just about covers it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 26, 2021, 02:32:39 PM
One of our pet chipmunks of a few years came up out of the ground for a peek today.
Haven't see her since Oct ?
She didn't stay up for more than a couple minutes, saw her shadow and headed back under.
Six more weeks !
Don't think she liked what she saw or the temp.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 27, 2021, 04:49:02 AM
12F and moonlit sky this morning. Really slow shutter speed. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/moonlight-Feb27-2021.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 27, 2021, 05:13:22 AM
Icicles in the moonlight. Can't get that at Walmart.  ;D Really need a tripod for slow shutter though. ;)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/icicles-moonlight.jpg)

No, that's the moon in the west at 6:30 am up on the tundra. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on February 27, 2021, 06:09:03 AM
Got colder last night and the thin layer of top mud firmed right back up. This morning everything is white with a steady snow that is supposed to change to rain in a couple of hours. 32F here right now. I am going to try and ignore this white stuff and hope it goes away, ain't got time for that. Might even take the plow off the Mule next time I think about it, or would that be the kiss of death? ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on February 27, 2021, 06:19:29 AM
A frosty 10 F under clear skies .
Hard to tell day from night with that full moon shining on crusty snow makes for
a good time to spot animals of the night.
Had a fox come up under the suet feeder 20' off the house about 9 PM. 
Short legged one, probably a gray fox which we've been seeing around some for 1/2 dozen yrs.
No lights on, just the moon.


Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 27, 2021, 08:25:17 AM
Suppose to get rain here, but got some warming to do. I do notice the windmills pointing SW, so a warm front is definitely coming in. But 12F to 32F is a ways to crawl. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 27, 2021, 05:11:23 PM
We got about 2 inches of snow and raining now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 28, 2021, 07:51:50 AM
We never got the rain, but we got 2" of wet snow. I just shoved that off, suppose to be more tonight. ::) Every day, they change the forecast up here. It's 30F right now. I don't know where this 40F fits in, I guess they can scratch that off their wild guesses for this week. They said it's going to storm for 3 days, off/on...maybe/maybe not. Reminds me of a 'cold reading' at a psychic show, 30 guesses and maybe get 2 right, which we already knew the answer to, we looked outside. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 28, 2021, 07:59:28 AM
I have 32 on this last day of Feb. I can still hear my Father say, Feb is a short month.   ;D
I know what you mean about 40. But I have seen it around 26 and through the night it went up to almost 40. But that was back in Dec when it should of been in the single numbers too.  :o That was a odd month for temps. Than we get the cold temps in Feb.
And yes on more snow and rain. A few inches again.
Some people around here listen to the Portland weather.  ::)  That is about 1 hours from me. Have not been there this winter. They are most times about 10 warmer than me. They get a lot of rain, I get snow. Them city people come to Sugarloaf to ski and spend money.  ;D Might only have a few inches of snow on the ground in Portland too.
Now that it's almost March everyone will think winter is over. ::) Yes, the cold steady temps might be gone, but that snow may not melt. Yes, some years it melts, but I am not betting on it.
I can go an hour North or an hour South and notice a big difference in the snow amount. Even a little more than a  hour makes a difference too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on February 28, 2021, 02:25:52 PM
We went to the the GD home she bought, well they bought, a very nice home, lots of big wood beams in it.  ;D
I saw some 42 temps, most times 40. Not much melting at my place, but the snow we just had is quiet to walk on. You Northern guys know what I mean.  ;)
On my way to cut some firewood.
Got to take the tractor down to the mailbox and see if I can dig out some packed down snow by it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 28, 2021, 03:54:19 PM
It is at 40F here this afternoon. The main road was half @$$ plowed and water everywhere. You'd never be able to go 50 mph and keep'r on the road. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 01, 2021, 05:39:54 AM
rain at 34.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2021, 06:16:34 AM
30F here, waiting for some snow. Hard SE wind a blowing. ;D

Cleaned the flu this morning, not even any soot from the brushing. Usually less than a cup full in 40 feet of flu.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2021, 03:11:41 PM
We are getting @thecfarm (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=436) 's rain on top of the 2" of snow he got yesterday. :D

34F here now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2021, 05:43:34 PM
Suppose to get an arctic blast tonight.

That heavy wet snow will give you a work out. I got nowhere to shove it, so I have to make snow ramps. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 01, 2021, 08:40:31 PM
On yea, that blast is on it's way. Single numbers and wind. Wind is here now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2021, 06:10:34 AM
2F this morning, coldest day for us. And the wind is just a whipping out there. Snow up in the air 200 feet or more like the dust bowl. Fire is on. Ain't leaving the house. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on March 02, 2021, 07:35:02 AM
2 here this morning too, SD!

We got slammed with 8 inches of snow yesterday afternoon and evening!

Got most of it cleaned up last night, a little more to do when it warms up later on!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 02, 2021, 08:53:38 AM
WOOOOOWEEEEE! that was quite a ride last night! We went from 40 yesterday afternoon high down to 14 this morning before dawn and everything that was barely thawed came back up rock solid pretty quick. I had a 3 gallon bucket catching snowmelt off the roof yesterday to heat and use for cleaning in the shop and it froze solid through. That's my sawdust bucket off the mill. I hope it didn't split.
 But the big story was the WIND, it blew all night. We lost power a coupe of times and the internet stayed dead for most of the night. Pretty much sustained at 15-20 MPH, but regular gusts over 30, really regular gusts, all night long until just after dawn. Now the average is around 15 MPH and the temp is only 15, my old wind chill chart shows that at 11 below, but I know they have changed the math on that with inflation or something.
 50 in the shop this morning. I should have locked the bay doors because heavy winds rattle and creep the doors up just a bit. Wind was out of the WNW and the doors face east, so it's like a suction thing and the smaller/lighter door had crept up about 1/2", enough to exchange some of my precious heat.
 The prediction for today is a high of 28, mostly sunny and wind speeds of 14mph with more gusti8ng around mid-day. Stays that way overnight and then a warming trend begin tomorrow morning with dry and somewhat warmer temps for about a week.
 The wind woke me up 3 times through the night, the cat was so spooked I have no idea where she spent the night and she NEVER does that, always sleeps with, or on me. The other cat seemed nonplussed but a tad jumpy. Nights like that I think back on some backpacking trips camped out for the night along the Devil's Path which follows many of the high peak ridges in the Catskills here (kind of like Barge's country and he is not far NW of there maybe 10 miles). Some of those nights the wind would howl and have you wondering if you would wake up with a tree branch sticking in your chest. Hard to sleep through that and many nights I didn't. ;D I have been in parts of the country where winds like that are normal and routine, like Michigan and Colorado or Kansas, but around here it is not common and make the woods a frightening and dangerous place to be when they hit.
 A well, today is another day, lets have at it, right?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2021, 11:10:58 AM
Power was out for a couple hours this morning. Fired up the generator. All is well now. ;D :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2021, 02:50:19 PM
Ok, you can turn the frick'n fan off. That is enough wind for a few weeks. It's even windier than it was this morning. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 02, 2021, 05:15:06 PM
Cold here and I do mean cold. 4 and the wind is blowing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on March 02, 2021, 07:58:59 PM
Ok, you can turn the frick'n fan off. That is enough wind for a few weeks. It's even windier than it was this morning. ;D
Old joke here:
An old farmer swore it was so windy, he saw a hen lay the same egg three times!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 02, 2021, 08:49:21 PM
I heard the guy on the radio say, whatever is water now will be ice in the morning. And it was!!! Wind had died down a lot and I mean a lot!!!
Might get above freezing tomorrow.
The old guys would say, In like a lion, out like a lamb.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 03, 2021, 07:00:59 AM
I have 14'
Last year on this day it was 61.  ;D  But that could of been only one day too. And the high is also about 1 hours from me, so take off about 10. But 50 is a good temp to enjoy.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2021, 10:11:39 AM
It was windy here all night until about 4:00 am, rock a bye baby in the tree tops........By daylight it was dead calm out, and a light breeze picked up around 10:00 am again. Sunny out, and it is strange how that came about. It was wind, squalls and clouds yesterday until about 5:30. The skies cleared,  then it was all stars. It was 8F here this morning. I think we are over the cold for awhile, going into the teens and twenties. I don't think any 30's here for awhile.

61?? I never saw that until May last year. :D :D I do remember a 48F in Feb last year, took this video. Never seen it that warm this winter, barely a 40F. According to the record. ;D You said ...

https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=108943.msg1715562#msg1715562

@thecfarm (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=436) on Tue Mar 03 2020
Heat wave out there,30. Maybe 50. I might not see it here up here in the woods, but at work with all the pavement I might.

And it was 34 here on this day last year. The forum is a good keeper of records. You said 36F on the 4th and Portland was 61. ;)


Feb 23, 2020 melt down. - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jsnkJTeC5k)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on March 03, 2021, 10:29:16 AM
Another big blow has passed.
Probably hit 50mph + at times here.
West of here in Bethel reported 70mph.
Top of Mt Washington 130mph.
No new blow downs, no weak and vulnerable trees left from multiple previous big blows.
Plus the frozen ground helps keep a lot of em standing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 03, 2021, 12:10:24 PM
Temps have been warmer but nights still around zero most nights. Been real windy here as well (but near the lake its almost always windy). Had about 8" of snow over the weekend.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2021, 03:17:11 PM
Hard to believe, but it got to 32F here and melting around the yard where the gravel is exposed. Had windows open and curtain closed on that big window. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 04, 2021, 06:11:22 PM
22F here for a high I think, snow squalls and wind. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 04, 2021, 06:16:49 PM
Yes the forum is a good record keeper.
Would of been on here sooner, but found out how important it is to have Wi-Fi on.  :-[
30 and the wind was blowing. No melting going on on my hill. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 05, 2021, 05:15:32 AM
10F this morning. They are saying 40's next week. I've heard that before. ;D They never mentioned the snow coming yesterday neither. What sun? :D I gave up on forecasts a long time ago, but mother has to watch weather report every night. Takes 30 minutes to get it all out between the adds and news. Some of these guys must run a fair as a side show, with one of those air gun duck hunts. Same tactics to hold your attention so you won't switch the channel.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 06, 2021, 05:07:25 AM
10 this morning. Should be 20 by high noon.
The wind blew yesterday, another cold day. Any exposed skin felt the so called cold temps!!!!
No wind this morning. Feels 20 warmer.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 06, 2021, 10:33:26 AM
I think it was 6F this morning here. Sunny though. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 07, 2021, 07:06:20 AM
I have the same here today, 6 and sunny for now. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 07, 2021, 08:47:02 AM
Got to 30F yesterday by 4:00 pm

Was 16F here this morning, sun, probably going to be some melting. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on March 07, 2021, 08:48:40 AM
rumor is we have a warmup coming, in the 70s and 80s this week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 07, 2021, 09:27:31 AM
They are saying 50F by Thursday for the north, I guess that is warm. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on March 07, 2021, 10:19:14 AM
The weather guessers have us at 53F. on Tuesday. 8)
 Man, I'll be sweating into my sno-pacs.
 Face and hands a dark tan and the rest of me a fish belly white = an ice tan.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 08, 2021, 05:25:33 AM
I have 14 this morning. Heat wave is coming!!!  ;D
Has not been above freezing since the last time.  :D Has only been a week. Now my driveway will get rid of that ice. Or at least it will get soft so I can drive on it and make it rough for the next freeze up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 08, 2021, 06:43:15 AM
15F here, the driveway has been melting here for some time. Mostly all bare except the entries and the lower loop around where I don't clean it as good. ;D Still some ice-snow to come off the main porch, was dripping yesterday. Was only 30 here, but sun on a steel roof really gets warm. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 08, 2021, 04:28:15 PM
42F here this afternoon and the water is a flowing.

Look who appeared on top of the glacier.

Say welcome, to Pudgy Joe Woodchuck. ;D smiley_wavy

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/GroundHog-Jim1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on March 08, 2021, 05:56:46 PM
Nice day here, 36* under full sun . 
Tapped 20 trees this morning, yielded about 4 gallons sap.
Most of em gave some but they are still thawing their toes.
Gal. jugs should be overflowing daily by weeks end.

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 09, 2021, 04:39:44 PM
28F today with some light snow all day, didn't add much.. Looks like it is clearing to the west. :)  Pudgy Joe stayed in bed today. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on March 09, 2021, 04:46:28 PM
Winnipeg broke a 100+ year weather record yesterday. 
Super warm for us 14C.
Today we've got a steady rainfall and 11C.
The sound of rain falling on snow is mighty nice.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 10, 2021, 07:27:10 AM
Poor wood chuck woke up kinda early!!!
I have 24 and the sun is bright. Driveway is showing signs of melting. Might be all dirt by today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 10, 2021, 09:31:30 AM
30F here already, I bet it gets close to 50 today. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on March 10, 2021, 09:47:18 AM
We had record high yesterday windows open for fresh air wood stove going today and maybe up to 4 inch of snow
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 10, 2021, 09:22:17 PM
I have no idea the high today, but the driveway is dirt!! Up by the house will still take another day of two. House shades it, does not get the sun at all.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 10, 2021, 09:30:07 PM
Yesterday was 52, never dropped below 50 all night. This morning heavy rain moved in and the temp dropped to 34. Over 1" of rain so far and supposed to rain until morning. Lots and lots of flooding going on as ditches, creeks, rivers, etc are all frozen solid so all the water has no place to go. Pretty miserable weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2021, 04:11:54 AM
Well, it's 34F this morning. First night it never froze when not raining since last fall. Good sign. ;D Sure was a beautiful day, had the windows upstairs open all day. :) I never shovelled the snow off the driveway yesterday from the night before and it all melted. It got to 48F yesterday. Suppose to be even warmer today. ;) I can see that the frost this spring is pretty much nil, soon as the snow is gone, I can dig with a spade anywhere. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 11, 2021, 06:34:44 AM
Well, it's 34F this morning. First night it never froze when not raining since last fall. Good sign......
Yes, Indeedy! It was 40 at 6 am today! Pretty dang nice yesterday. more melting going on, I wish the roof snow would finish off because the gutters drip all day and make puddles. Today they say 60!
 I got a little cutting done yesterday and not sure what I am doing today until I get some return calls, but outdoor work is in all the options. :) I did find solid ice inside the pile of small stuff I was hacking up for firewood and mushroom logs yesterday, but easily manageable. Spring is on the doorstep.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 11, 2021, 07:40:45 AM
I had 33 this morning. Things will melt today. My road to the wood is showing dirt. 
Last year I found a wet spot and hauled in rocks. I will see if I find another mud pit. I fixed that area that I was sinking in last year. And I do mean sinking.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2021, 10:12:54 AM
Had a couple of rain sprinkles earlier, but I think that is it for the rain. Hmmm, like them summer sprinkles last year, no rain. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2021, 11:42:55 AM
Cleared away with blue sky, and water is a running. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 11, 2021, 01:49:13 PM
Just got back at 54. Saw a motorcycle, pussy willows, robin, and pot holes. Spring must be coming!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2021, 02:18:14 PM
I think it is at 46F here, the clouds moved back in. But there is water everywhere.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 11, 2021, 03:52:17 PM
Oh! Sun come back out and it did hit 52F. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on March 11, 2021, 09:42:30 PM
Must've been close to sixty here. (54 now)..Down by my pond   I saw a few insects hatched, and   some small bass in the shallow water in the pond.  Maybe some more snow this weekend... much improved from two weeks ago.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on March 11, 2021, 10:05:21 PM
Still 5C at 7 pm. Talked to a log truck driver today, he is leaving for the bush at 10:30 and home by 10 in the morning. The bush roads are shut down at 11am. The forecast is 9-12 for the next two weeks so we could get some serious flooding, the snowpack is above normal.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 12, 2021, 03:38:39 AM
42F here over night and a couple showers this morning. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 12, 2021, 05:31:44 AM
Clearing away now, I think the temp is suppose to drop tonight.

Nice to be able to see around the yard at 6:00 am and until 7:00 pm now. :) Don't forget them clocks this weekend. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 12, 2021, 06:26:33 AM
Yes on the clocks. Than it really seems like we gain on daylight than after we do that for a few weeks. Now days are only 3 minutes and 6 seconds longer. The days are getting longer.
I have 42 now. That snow is soft now. My dog can not walk on it now!!
Looks like Sunday will go in to the single numbers at night.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 13, 2021, 06:39:41 AM
28 and the ground is white. Just about enough to make it white too. The wind is blowing. Maybe single numbers next morning!! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 13, 2021, 07:13:50 AM
Was 30F before daylight, but it's dropping like a rock, by daylight it was 24F and that N wind is howling.  Sunshine here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 13, 2021, 08:41:35 AM
Well, yesterday I let the house stove  go completely out and did a full ash dump, the first since November. Had the window open all day too. 60 outside. In the shop it was 70 at 7:30am, so I just let a log smolder all day to keep the fire. Last night restarted everything as the temp began dropping and the winds picked up to 45mph overnight. Things cooled off and was 27 this morning. Gonna be cool for the next 5 days or so and maybe some snow later in the week. I heard no less than 5 bush fire dispatches yesterday. The burn ban starts on Tuesday and I guess folks are rushing to clean up piles, but with that wind, it's not always a safe thing to do.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 13, 2021, 07:19:57 PM
Lots of snow here before burn permit required, not only that but a filed burn plan with DNR. ;) We have until May 1st. Way too many idiots like my uncle lighting fires in the grass that get away into the woods. ::) He sure never learned that from grandfather. Up in this part of the world it kills the grass dead and promotes the weeds. How else you explain a hay field turned to golden rod, kooch, dandelion, bed straw and thistles, when it should be timothy. Gets thinner and thinner every burn. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 14, 2021, 07:45:54 AM
16F this morning with some snow squalls around.

A little taste of spring soon to be taken advantage of.

radish :)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/radish-March14-2021.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on March 14, 2021, 10:08:28 AM
Was looking at the forum a couple minutes ago, and the rain was dripping, but not hard, and all of a sudden it started pouring, the wind was pushing it, and could hardly see out the window.  Got up to get a cup of coffee, and it all calmed down before I got back to my seat. 55 f right now. Got some oats planted before the rain, life is good.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Jim_Rogers on March 14, 2021, 02:41:39 PM
Snow squalls in MA today.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 14, 2021, 05:24:42 PM
Just got home from an afternoon of felling and cutting mushroom logs. SWEET MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, IT WAS WINDY! Geez, it did not really feel very safe, warm, or fuzzy. Snow squalls so bad you could see 100 yards at times, bursts of sun and lots of wind. Not a lot of fun. I had one tree hang before it had gone far enough for gravity to take over, and try as I might I could not persuade it over. I thinned the hinge as much as possible but resisted the urge to cut the hinge through (been there, done that, not a good day), small tree 8" but 50' tall. Wedged it and drove, but there is a limit to what you can do with such a small diameter. Didn't have any rigging on the truck. Finally grabbed a set of 4 1" straps and tied them all together and had JUST enough to reach the tree. Tried to wait for the wind, but it didn't help, just nudged the truck a little at a time (those straps are toys really) and eventually it dropped right on target across the skid road. Of course after that the wind really picked up to 40MPH, branches dropping all around me. My legs were shot anyway, and my spidey sense told me that was not a good place to be. I drove the mile home to find branches all over my driveway my firewood tarp flapping like a flag and 'other good stuff'.
 Cold too at about 32. It had hit 40 at noon, then the snow and the winds came and we changed seasons right quick. Sleet, heavy snow and big wind for the entire time I was cutting. Gotta love the weather this time of year. ;D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 14, 2021, 06:03:26 PM
Yeah, that wind whipped'r up this afternoon. Only warmed 4 degrees here to 20F all day. Tornadoes of snow going across the land. Put a stick in the stove before ya go to bed. fire_smiley zzzz_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 14, 2021, 07:02:05 PM
Better put more than one around here.  ;)  10 tonight. 
I did see 30 but the wind was blowing enough to make it feel like 15. No sun all day, snow squalls off and on all day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 15, 2021, 05:38:10 AM
5F here this morning, as cold as the coldest day we had all winter long. That wind is just a whip'ner. No daffodils here for two months. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 15, 2021, 06:20:14 AM
Some of you already may know of this but for those of you that do not try out this weather map site
Ventusky - Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps (https://www.ventusky.com/?p=44.18;-64.69;7&l=temperature-2m)

You can check a whole bunch of things with it and I find it much more accurate than any other local weather station, really fun to watch storms roll in on it to!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 15, 2021, 06:22:48 AM
5F here this morning, as cold as the coldest day we had all winter long. That wind is just a whip'ner. No daffodils here for two months. ;D
Feeling the cold effect here in NS too, just a couple days ago it was 55F+
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 15, 2021, 06:24:35 AM
I have 6 here now. Even at high noon it will be only 12. Should get above freezing tomorrow, than high 40's. Maybe this is the end of Dec temps. Or what should of been Dec temps.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on March 15, 2021, 07:37:08 AM
34 Had between 4 and 5 inches of rain in the last 36 hours  with more coming. Cow yards are going to be a swamp for a while.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on March 15, 2021, 08:37:59 AM
My gauge was still in storage, but my daughter had about 1" out of this.  Still, life is good, wheat has woken up, looks like it has survived the cold, and oats are in the ground.  Be a few days before I can feed alfalfa on the grass.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on March 15, 2021, 04:10:53 PM
Downright cruel outside this morn. 
Had to step out on the porch to grab
a few chunks of firewood, breathtaking. 3*F and wind blowing 30. That'll get
your attention. 
One more cold one tonight and then some relief from winter's icy grip.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 15, 2021, 06:27:58 PM
It struggled to get to 12F here today, that wind was cold. But hey it's 7:30 and the sun is still above the horizon. ;D Be setting in 10 minutes I think though. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 16, 2021, 04:32:35 AM
Hooooeeeee, cold enough to freeze the whiskers off a Tom cat. Another 5F morning. Not as windy, but the blinds are still swinging on the porch. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 16, 2021, 05:45:06 AM
I had 10 here this morning. Cruel is right.  :( High 30's by tonight. Back to spring. Hope it takes this time.  :) 
Get back to melting those snow bankings on the other side of the road.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 16, 2021, 05:58:19 AM
The last thaw melted the banks here considerably, the ditch snow is below the road, where normally it would be 4 feet above the road crown in March. :D Of course I am talking about the down hill side of the road and no wind driven snow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 16, 2021, 08:28:56 AM
15F at dawn this morning (whatever time that is this week  ;D) and I think I am re-adjusted to the temps, but for a few days it seemed pretty cruel after that warm stuff. A lot of the trees have sucked their buds back in. Which helps me getting the mushroom logs done before bud swell.
 Temps at night have been in the teens, and during the day it barely breaks freezing. Ground is still hard (also help with that harvest). Now that the wind is back in the 5-10 range I am good when I walked back from the shop last night it was about 18 but no wind and it felt really nice out with clear skies. 20 with a 40MPH wind gives a Wind Chill of around -20 something. 
 The shop got down to 50 yesterday because I was distracted by the GS's school commitments and lost track. The wind just wicks the heat off that building. Hopefully now it will moderate more, but we get what we get. 4 years and two days ago we had a 20"+ blizzard, so it could always be worse.
 Some small rain coming today, I see. Could be interesting.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 16, 2021, 05:20:06 PM
Sunny day again and we did hit 30 this afternoon and another hr of sun to burn yet. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 16, 2021, 09:20:10 PM
The high here today was 32, low of 16, 29 now. Just went out to feed the shop stove and it is snowing steady and the ground is white. ;D Hope it stops. The truck is going in for tires and brakes tomorrow and I really would like the wife to pick me up at the shop. She does not drive in the snow. Radar had shown precip here most of the day, but none hit the ground until now. They are guessing 40's tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2021, 05:07:54 AM
The truck is going in for tires and brakes tomorrow
Same here for Thursday, gotta spend that spring bonus cheque (tax rebate). What's left goes on house-land tax. :D The government giveth and taketh away. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 17, 2021, 06:16:27 AM
Yeah, one of those 'slightly' overweight loads I picked up from Brage probably toasted them coming off the mountain. I probably did not have the trailer brakes cranked up high enough.
 SO far today we have 28.0 for the low and 28.9 for the high since midnight. Some white stuff left from last evening, but it is evaporating directly.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 17, 2021, 06:18:50 AM
I have 15 and maybe a high of 50. That might get some melting going on today. Maybe I will come home to  muddy driveway. Seem like have not seen that for a week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2021, 06:49:05 AM
Saying 45F for a high on the app, I'm thinking 40F. No south wind, it's still NW. Miracles have happened. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 17, 2021, 11:56:44 AM
Looks like we're getting snowfall of 15cm on Friday, with the Maritimes you can never be sure until it's actually happening though.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Texas Ranger on March 17, 2021, 12:56:39 PM
You folks east of Texas, batten down the hatches, you got one coming.  Skipped us with a little rain, watch closely.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2021, 03:17:26 PM
Noth'n do'n. Suppose to be in the 50's here all next week. Wheeehaaaa!! Grab the golf balls before they float to the Fundy. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2021, 05:17:04 PM
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/55F-March17-2021.jpg)

Was 62F an hr ago. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 17, 2021, 06:55:34 PM
Saying 45F for a high on the app, I'm thinking 40F. No south wind, it's still NW. Miracles have happened. ;D
So I am thinking you mis-thunk that one a little? :D
 62!? we barely hit 39 today. Take it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 17, 2021, 08:41:34 PM
Got it covered, that was the miracle side kicking in. :D

I was walking by the neighbors, they were putting up their sap pales, and I said this weather is suppose to last a week, your going to be on bare ground by next Saturday. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on March 17, 2021, 11:25:23 PM
Thank the Lord, for its raining some more.  It's so wet.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 18, 2021, 05:45:20 PM
Rain and snow showers, some sun and 42F was the high. Started with 32F this morning. Water was flowing. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on March 18, 2021, 06:02:37 PM
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19307/20210318_134245.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1616104482) 
It's 7C or 44F here, and forecast as warm for the rest of the week and weekend. Dock building and trying hurry it up because the ice won't last for another ten days with this crazy warm weather. Think I sun-burnt my face.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 18, 2021, 06:41:36 PM
About the same here but low 40's is a pretty good temp for keeping the beer cold outside. Rained steady all day so I stayed outta the woods, hope that spot I am cutting is not all mud tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 19, 2021, 07:58:13 AM
Well we didn't get the snow overnight they called for. When the cold front came down from Toronto it pushed the moisture out to sea. This morning it was 25F at 7am and clear. The radar is clear too and the ground is stiff again, I just don't know how deep it is stiff. ;D
 Headed out to cut in a little bit, cold on the fingers tips and ears, but such is life.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on March 19, 2021, 09:43:53 AM
Another big blow overnight. If it weren't nailed down it was moving.
Is it just me or does the wind blow more and harder than it use too ?
Its become a running joke around here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 19, 2021, 10:36:45 AM
Cool breeze today and 10F this morning and nothing but sunshine. 8)

I tried walking on the crush this morning in the woods. No do'n. We have not had any rain to make thick crust. Every step I went to bottom. So I stayed out on packed trail. Lots of time to go woods walking.  ;D I took a moment to scheme a little, when looking through to woods, to see what needs snipped off and where to forward it out. All I see is cords of firewood standing among the better stuff.  I want to get going, but be 2 weeks anyway. I like cut'n firewood..........on bare ground. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 20, 2021, 10:27:02 AM
Well I think we turned the corner overnight. Yesterday was likely the last day I will be out working in 25 temps and 25mph winds freezing my finger tips. Highs for the next 7 days are to be in the mid to upper (not to be confused with Yooper) 50's, some 60's, and lows in the mid 30's. Looks like I finished my mushroom logs just in the nick of time. Now we enter full time mud until it dries up. Temp began shooting up at dawn this morning and is about 38 already. I hope my back heals up fast because this is when nature takes over and I start doing a lot of stuff outside. I am chomping at the bit already and it isn't even 40, but I have to rest this back or I will be down even longer.
 Here we go! 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 21, 2021, 05:28:11 AM
Well, I can say we started spring right this year. 36F here this morning and stars. First spring in years that the temperatures reflect it. :D Was 54F yesterday, and going to be 60 today and at least into Wednesday and nothing but sunshine.    8) smiley_sun smiley_sun

Be stacking firewood Monday. fire_smiley splitwood_smiley splitwood_smiley

What will it be June 1st? 98F this year? Last year I put the air conditioner in May 25th or so. :D :D

No sign of a decent rain this spring, and that ain't good. Possibly next weekend, but just said showers, that's is pretty much useless. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 21, 2021, 07:33:10 AM
I had 24 when I first got up. High 50's today, maybe this time the high temps will stay with us.
The field on the hill is still white. Most years when I see brown up there, I am about 2 weeks behind them.
That sap should run good today. Snow is starting to melt back away from the trees.
I think I am out of the mud in my gravel driveway. I get about two weeks of so called mud. Water has no place to when the underneath is still froze. Made about 2 inches of ruts in my 500 foot driveway in places. Those will get filled up when the ground gets harder. Have to maintain to keep up with it.
Going down to the wood pile last year with the tractor I had a wet spot about 20 feet long on one side of the road. A coating of rocks and a coating of gravel fixed that problem this year.
I don't see any flooding this year. Or really any high water. Not much snow melt around here.   :(
Rocks are starting to show up in the fields. Some never got covered in snow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 21, 2021, 08:57:43 AM
It was 54F yesterday I see new bare ground exposed.  As I was walking past some sap pales the neighbors hung the other day, I never saw a drop moving yet. Maybe today. Saw a bunch of turkeys migrating across a snowfield into some bare grass on a knoll about a mile away. Reminded me of a scene from 'Dark Crystal'. :D :D

The Dark Crystal: Mystics Approach the Palace - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMtFT80d9E)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 21, 2021, 01:02:55 PM
There isn't much run off this year, the water is being sucked up by the ground. It's only running across the driveway in two spots, the rest is dry and firm. By the end  of Monday one of them spots will be dried up and there is a patch of snow feeding it that you can watch sink away. ;D

I had to take the fall coat and gloves off on my walk, way too warm. T-shirt weather. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 21, 2021, 05:15:30 PM
She's been 60F here since 3:00 pm, and the sun don't set until 8:00 pm.  8)

The snow is going, 2 or 3 more days of this and be raking the lawn. Window was open all day. :) The house flies outside the house have thawed, crawling on the siding and the porch screen. ;D

Better enjoy the weather before the black flies and mosquitoes come out. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 21, 2021, 06:08:54 PM
Snow has melted today, was about 55F, felt warmer with the sun on you. Gives warmer tomorrow and sunny all week  8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 21, 2021, 08:49:44 PM
Went and saw the FIL today, a little more than a  hour from me. Not much snow in the fields there. Or the lawns either. As I said, mine are still all white. He says because he gets more sun than I do.  ???  No sense in telling him I get more snow than he does. He gets rain, I get snow. Do that 4-5 times and the snow amount adds up. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 22, 2021, 03:58:50 AM
40F here this morning with stars, I suspect we will break the 60F mark today. 8)

I remember one of these Marches not long ago and the aspen all went into flowering mode. But it was 4 days in the 70's. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Aspen-March21-2.jpg)

March 21, not sure of the year now.

I've not even seen a willow break open yet, but very soon I suspect.

She's still plenty white up here, but won't be by Saturday. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 22, 2021, 06:31:28 AM
I suppose pussy willows? I cut a bunch yesterday. They was kinda out last week, but nothing to really cut, just very little white things last week.
It did get up to 60 yesterday. Might today too. Got a a week of nice temps. Maybe we made it.  ;) 
Need a nice rain. Won't be no flooding, unless it rains hard for a week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 22, 2021, 04:14:47 PM
67F this afternoon. The grackles are here. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on March 22, 2021, 06:06:37 PM
Down to a t shirt 2 days in a row, sunburned arms on this paleface.
Wrapped up the sugarin' operation today. Pulled in almost 3 gallons 
syrup in two boils, real nice medium amber quality. 
Minor mud management this year, slow runoff till it rains later in the week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 23, 2021, 11:20:29 AM
The robins arrived here this morning. 8)  Probably not going to be as hot as yesterday, but still in the 50's and melting that snow. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 23, 2021, 05:40:44 PM
Well, we did hit 65F today, it warmed up fast after noon. Lots of bare ground showing up here, but can look west and see fields with no sign of brown yet. Four warm days can make a difference. ;D

Fun to watch the robins, they own any bare spot that opens up during the melt down. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 24, 2021, 04:35:27 PM
55F here today. The killdeer arrived. 8)

Killdeer Song - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4u6ax5P-o8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 24, 2021, 06:55:14 PM
Been a great 3 days here. yesterday was the best of the 3 days. Sun all day and warm warm warm. Today was cloudy but warm. 
the field up on the hill is bare!!! That's means mine will be bare in a week or two. Might have some more snow coming in.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 25, 2021, 03:06:26 AM
Oh yeah, gotta have them spring snows. :D Looks like a small amount of rain for tonight into tomorrow. I had a woodpecker at the blue bird boxes, he was widening the holes. :D I had to remove one and take the face off and put on a new one with the smaller blue bird hole. If I left it with a 2" hole every bird around here would be competing against the blue birds. Can't allow it. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Mountaynman on March 25, 2021, 04:20:08 AM
mid 50's here in the adirondacks warm rain yesterday put a hurtin on the snow pack we are continuing with a nice slow melt dont see mud season being to long there was no frost when we got the first ft of snow back in november
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 25, 2021, 04:49:18 AM
Yeah, there is no run off at all here on the hills. Sucked into the ground. Driveway is hard and dry already.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 25, 2021, 06:35:34 AM
Well, things are popping up nicely here. We had that warm trend 10 days ago, then back to cooler, now warming again. Yesterday was rainy and damp with 50's.  Some mud, but not as bad a usual. 2 days ago I had the presence of mind to hook up the gutter feed to the water tank for the season. I want to start milling and I have no water for log cleaning. Yesterday, right on schedule we got a little over 1/2" of rain, which should have at least filled the tank halfway, I will know when the sun comes up. I'll hook up the pump, hoses, and plumbing this morning. I already have a log up, just need to go over the mill and start with a new blade.
 Mostly cloudy today with a high of 70 (our first), then some more overnight rain which I hope will top off the tank or nearly so.
 Time to get at it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on March 25, 2021, 10:59:39 PM
Tornadoes tonight.  Fingers crossed. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 03:08:49 AM
We had some thunder here yesterday afternoon. But it's pretty much showers and rain here. Which we need. There sure ain't no mud though, unless your crossing plowed ground. :D

Snow left some of the gardens here this week, and i pulled old tomato tops. Nothing froze in. Was a little ice on one corner of the wood pile, pretty much gone by today. I have around 100 ft3 to stack in the basement once heating season is done. My wood cutting this year will be for fall 2022-2023. More than enough here at the house already for 2021-2022. Yeah, fire season up here is Jan through mid June, mid Sept. this year to mid June next. We get three months off to mow grass. Yippee!!! :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: dgdrls on March 26, 2021, 06:55:39 AM
To the folks in the southern states.  I hope you are all OK. Another run of tornadoes yesterday and last night.    

Take care.  

D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 26, 2021, 07:21:49 AM
We have certainly turned the corner here. T-shirt weather ;D :D. The ground finally seems to have thawed and is accepting water rather than puddling everywhere, which makes life better for us. On wednesday I had the presence of mind to hook the water tank back up to the rain gutter and that night we got .6" of rain putting 200 gallons in the tank. That was more than enough for log cleaning yesterday. SO I spent the foggy morning hooking up the pump and hoses and making semi-permanent air lines to supply the pump. Now I can turn the pump on and off right at the mill without walking around the fence and I have an air line at the mill to blow things off. 
 Last night we got another .10" so the tank will be getting close to full and it is still drizzling. Temp stayed near 50 all night so it it time to think about shutting down the house stove. The shop will idle along a little longer just to keep the dampness out.
 Another day close to 70 with rain till mid-day then some high winds again. Cooling a little over the next 7 days with a rainout called for on SUnday. BUT, it looks like the snow is pretty much done.
 I hope everybody down south came through yesterday in good shape. Many were not so lucky.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 26, 2021, 07:26:28 AM
44 here now and rain off and on all day. Tried to rain yesterday, but did not amount to anything. The roads were dry where the cars went, but wet in the middle.
Yes, on the frost part. Still snow in the woods here at my place, but that will be gone quick.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on March 26, 2021, 08:23:17 AM
Another prayer answered.  Outbreak to the south of us was coming straight to me.  It parted in the center and split off to our east and west on its way into kentucky.  Eerie night but completely calm in my yard. 

Thank you sweet Jesus.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 10:17:26 AM
Was in the 40's here all night and this morning, heavy fog, rain later. Saying 1-3" inches snow tonight and into tomorrow though. Then partly sunny on Monday. You don't think you're done with snow do ya? :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 10:26:36 AM
Driveway, southeast
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/march26-21-1.jpg)

North
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/march26-21-2.jpg)

Southwest
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/march26-21-3.jpg)

Main Garden
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/march26-21-4.jpg)

Going fast....
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 04:52:41 PM
Whhoooheeee!!! Rain in buckets and thunder and lightning to go along with it. Run off now. :D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/March-26-2021-thunder.jpg)


Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 05:04:13 PM
Sun's out, sun hitting garage and birch. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/March-26-2021-sun.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 26, 2021, 05:16:03 PM
Yeah, you got what we had yesterday and overnight, except that it looks like it picked up an attitude somewhere around MA or ME?  ANyway, looks like you are through it. We got some sun this afternoon, but not a lot and the wind is a-whippin' right now. Dries things out right quick, sort of.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 26, 2021, 05:20:26 PM
Warm and humid all day, couple breaks of sun but was drizzly as well, as of now its pouring/thunder 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 26, 2021, 05:47:56 PM
 ANyway, looks like you are through it.
No, it came back around, raining hard again. Suppose to snow afterword, tonight. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sixacresand on March 26, 2021, 08:52:55 PM
For us guys who have been to the Woodmizer Distributor in Newnan, GA, a lot of that city was damaged from a recent tornado.  Of the many things they asking for on facebook, one is for large tarps to cover damaged roofs.  Please be in prayer for those residents
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on March 27, 2021, 01:01:21 AM
Kansas sunset this eve.  bit of rain.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/51041/B922DA64-00E0-4FDE-A5DE-855B7C2A92DE.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1616821180)
 

God bless America.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 27, 2021, 04:30:59 AM
I always said that Kansas is so flat, you can see tomorrow on the horizon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2021, 06:44:36 AM
All that new nastiness, 2" snow overnight. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/snow-march27-2021.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 27, 2021, 07:53:47 AM
And coming my way!!
But today is a nice sunny day. Looks like some 20's, at night, at the end of next week. Just when I thought winter was over.  :D  As I say when someone is complaining about it, I would rather have it now than in June.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 27, 2021, 12:18:53 PM
The clouds are here.
Still wet here. Can't get out in the woods with the tractor. Lawn is still too wet to rake. But not too wet to take a walk and see what needs to get done.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2021, 03:43:02 PM
Been between 30 and 32 all day. So, slow melting the new snow. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on March 28, 2021, 01:34:27 AM
Hit 80 here today so probably be warmer tomorrow.  Gotta get finished on the mill rebuild.  The snow will be gone soon on the cabin property and have to get back at it!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 28, 2021, 03:34:36 AM
Rainfall warning for my area tonight, Looks like 40mm or so and it comes down heavy. Warm temp along with that is welcome though.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 28, 2021, 06:14:08 AM
24F here this morning, expecting freezing rain/snow mix sometime. Back to nasty. It's actually snowing now that I can see outside. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 28, 2021, 06:25:11 AM
24F here this morning, expecting freezing rain/snow mix sometime. Back to nasty. :D
Had a few wasps and skeeters buzzing around last couple days, last nights cold snap should slow them down from leaving dormancy :D. No ticks yet but suspect will have some in the coming weeks. Oh peepers are out too 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 28, 2021, 08:57:03 AM
Peepers!! Not fair!! All quiet here. But I know they are a coming.
I have 36 with moisture in the air. Rain is coming this afternoon. Maybe 40 by than too. Only about a 4 increase, but better than a decrease. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tom King on March 28, 2021, 09:02:04 AM
I had to cut grass yesterday.  Bermuda is green in the pastures.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on March 28, 2021, 09:38:03 AM
We've had peepers for 2 weeks or so.  Been a stormy week. Flash flood watch thru tonight with a 7-10" rainfall warning.  Lightning hit something in my yard yesterday, not sure what.  All part of tornado season.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on March 28, 2021, 09:45:32 AM
I neglected to mention that our peepers finally showed up across the road Wednesday and they made it to our house on Thursday. Every year we here them working their way up the elevation, day by day. Friday they were going nuts in the swamp all day long. They are horny little guys. ;D You can't hear yourself think after dark.
 Gonna be a rainout today, with a high of 60F, you can feel it in the air and the birds are scrambling to get their chores done before it hits.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 28, 2021, 10:31:28 AM
Be another month before peepers here. In fact the old saying up here is: for every day they peep in April, they will lie still in May. ;)

Staying in the 20's here and a SE wind to help it. ;D

I have some raspberry to transplant/move around, but March is way too early. End of April for that. :) I'm think'n them aspen wished they didn't flower by now. The willows knew better. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on March 28, 2021, 10:34:36 AM
And there's another old saying over here:
"If March comes in like a lamb, it'll go out like a lion."
Our lion is forecast to arrive on Tuesday.
A fun mix of snow, rain and high winds.
AKA, an Alberta Clipper. If it wasn't for the virus, all the school kids would be cheering for a 'snow day'.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 28, 2021, 02:14:01 PM
We've had peepers for 2 weeks or so.  Been a stormy week. Flash flood watch thru tonight with a 7-10" rainfall warning.  Lightning hit something in my yard yesterday, not sure what.  All part of tornado season.
You must be on the north east Mike, we had thunder so loud I didnt even wanna go outside or sit by the window such as I normally do, we have a rainfall warning for tonight starting shortly.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 28, 2021, 08:21:08 PM
Suppose to be rain from this storm by morning, but only looking at 30's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 28, 2021, 09:03:29 PM
Been raining since about noon time. That rain made the ground soft. We need the rain. Tomorrow is just about the same temp as today, 40.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on March 28, 2021, 10:26:52 PM
You must be on the north east Mike, we had thunder so loud I didnt even wanna go outside or sit by the window such as I normally do, we have a rainfall warning for tonight starting shortly.
just coincidence i guess. i escaped from taxachusetts to tennessee. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 29, 2021, 01:58:20 AM
15 C and heavy rain ongoing this morning, the warm air is nice, 15 degrees difference(Celsius) in just 12 hours 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 29, 2021, 04:40:49 AM
Barely above freezing here, around 34F and rain/fog. We had mostly a freezing rain from dark to 1:00 am I think. 1/4" of ice out on the iron step rails. Just lovely weather. Going to be 40's and even a 60 ahead this week though. ;D

Big ice jam at Perth-Andover, NB so 3 schools there are closed. Three rivers come together there, so there is a lot of water coming down the main river. Plus all this rain. And just Friday they said not yet a concern. Hmmm, I think you're off the mark boys.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 29, 2021, 05:16:06 AM
I have 35 here. But in a valley might be freezing. Looks like Thursday and Friday will be below freezing. 
Steady rain is done.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 29, 2021, 08:32:00 AM
35F now, sun is a shine'n and the snow is turning to slushies.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/snow-March29-2021.jpg)

That pushed snow is like wet snow balls. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 29, 2021, 11:12:19 AM
Well ;D :D ...Rain, snow, wind moved back in for the day. I say lake effect if we had one. Well, there is one but it's salty, Bay of Fundy. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 29, 2021, 05:14:27 PM
The wind, the wind, the wind!!!!! 
The pond came up a lot.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on March 29, 2021, 05:18:23 PM
The wind, the wind, the wind!!!!!
The pond came up a lot.
Wind in southern N.S. is crazy too! 50mph+ gusts the trees are just dancing in the wind. It has been nice and sunny though, was raining early but cut off around 9AM
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 30, 2021, 04:29:31 AM
Well, all that craziness is past now, wind died down. 24F this morning. Probably a sap day. Neighbor across the road built a sugar shack last spring, but never boiled a drop yet this year. Big hobby show over there. Comments like 'oh they work so hard'. Who they comparing to? :D Moon is out with the stars. Looks like warmer temps for the next week. A little rain Thursday and maybe Monday. Take all the rain we can get after last 4 dry summers. Although we had some rain, it only rained hard for short stints up here, mostly drizzle. Yard here yesterday afternoon dried right up where I had the snow shoved off, so not super saturated by any means.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on March 30, 2021, 05:08:37 AM
I have 28. Should get up to 50 and sunny all day. I went for a little walk in the woods. Did not see much snow where I was. There is still some snow at the edge of the field. Same spot each year. Sun does not get at that area. The field is bare now. That rain did the snow in. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on March 30, 2021, 07:19:21 AM
very windy and we had about 5 grass fires around our county.  arson is suspected.  thank goodness we had all the rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2021, 03:54:29 AM
Yesterday reached 58F here and this morning the rain has begun and 45F, a good honest rain to, not that whimpy misty stuff. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 01, 2021, 06:37:21 AM
Slow and steady rain is good, had 1.25" in the rain gauge earlier in the week, along with 50 mph 
wind, sheesh, wind blows a lot lately.
One local woman was killed driving down a town rd when a very large 
Pine tree limb crashed through her windshield during the latest windstorm, tragic.
That is the second fairly local auto accident like that this past month. Another woman was impaled by a tree branch 
through the windshield but survived, freaky stuff.
Mr Bluebird showed up 2 days ago, sure sign of spring right there. Only a few patches of white left
and they are going away fast.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on April 01, 2021, 07:21:46 AM
Well, I waited all day yesterday for the washout we were supposed to get and never came. We just had a mist hang in the air all day. Last night I went out to feed the shop stove at 9m through the mist and when I came out 2 minutes later, it was full on raining. We got about .1" yesterday, and today so far another .1". I hope it fills my water storage tank. I use a bunch cleaning a really nasty log on Tuesday thinking there was a lot more coming.
 Supposed to rain until mid-day when we go for our #2 covid shot. I'll see how I feel this afternoon when we get home. The show a blip of a chance of snow tonight, but I am ignoring it. Just weather guessers reading the numbers. AIn't gonna happen. Very slow warming trend coming in the next week. AT least the wind is backing down a little. Milling on Tuesday was rough, which is unusual for me here. Fine maple dust flying everywhere.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on April 01, 2021, 08:04:20 AM
we went from tornados to sunburn to heavy rains to a freeze. bet a drought pops up next month.   Tennessee gets a little of every weather with zero consistency or real plan-ability. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on April 01, 2021, 08:24:46 AM
We've had NO SNOW for weeks here, yesterday rain/drizzle all day, woke up with a little over an inch of snow this morning!

Still coming down at a pretty good clip!

Weather forecast was for an "accumulation" of snow this morning and throughout the day!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 01, 2021, 08:30:02 AM
Glad to hear the bluebirds are back. We have not seem them yet. Most times wife see them before me. She is home and I am working away from home.  :(
That was a tragic accident. Just never know what a few more seconds will do for a person.
Good on the rain!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 01, 2021, 11:17:51 AM
pouring rain in southern NS, visibility is not good just got off the roads. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2021, 12:03:47 PM
April 1st ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/rain-April1-2021-1.jpg)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/rain-April1-2021-2.jpg)

And eat'n lettuce today from the indoor garden. I just gleam the lower leaves. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/lettuce-April1-2021.jpg)

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 01, 2021, 12:06:15 PM
Thats a beautiful landscape swamp donkey, I bet it looks even better in the midst of the summer with all the colour.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 01, 2021, 01:16:05 PM
The rolling hills of home. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 01, 2021, 01:43:12 PM
The rolling hills of home. ;)
Lucky fella. The maritimes are a hidden gem.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 02, 2021, 05:21:54 PM
Hard freeze here last night and it might have reached 30F all day. Flurries floating around all day, no storm.  I went to the woodlot, not much snow, maybe 8" left, seeing bare ground under the trees. 4" of ice on the woods road. I did some boundary maintenance along my north line getting ready to apply some new paint. I don't know where 4 hrs went though. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on April 02, 2021, 11:31:03 PM
88 yesterday and 84 today.  Ready for the 70's tomorrow.  TOO HOT too soon!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 03, 2021, 04:21:30 AM
 Just under freezing here I can still hear the peepers outside despite it so they havent frozen up yet  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 03, 2021, 04:50:15 AM
No peeps from a peepers around here, still ice in them woodland pools. Another hard freeze here, 21F. I think parts of Maine down to 16F. Dohh!!! :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 03, 2021, 05:13:36 AM
I had 22 yesterday morning and it's 30 now. Looks like above freezing for a while. Yesterday was on the cool side with a slight breeze. As I say, rather have this now, than in June.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 03, 2021, 05:27:36 AM
Snow on the way here tomorrow night into Monday before going to a freeze/wet mix. It's going to be sunny here today and tomorrow morning, another cold night expected tonight. After that is over, looks like near 50F all next week and no freezing at night.

Still too early for these little beauties, red bell pepper.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/bell-peppers-April3-2021.jpg)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on April 03, 2021, 06:00:49 AM
High of 34 and a low of 23 yesterday, some flurries through the day. 26 now. Could not get my body warm yesterday. Hi for today is only 50. Same for tomorrow. It might hit 60 on Tuesday.
 The peepers have grown silent.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 03, 2021, 09:09:09 AM
15* this morning, brrr. Picked up another inch of rain couple days back.
After last summer's drought don't think I'll ever complain about rain again.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on April 03, 2021, 02:24:07 PM
Supposed to hit 70 today and it is beautiful outside. Very little wind top ten day.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 04, 2021, 05:00:47 PM
34F here, and the snow has moved in. Suppose to switch back and forth between rain. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 04, 2021, 06:26:22 PM
Was below freezing the last 2 nights, going to almost get there tonight too. Was a nice day, sweat shirt was worn, but nice. I tried to do some raking. Did ok for a while than some wind gusts came up and I changed jobs. I raked up the gravel and rocks beside the dirt road we live on. I mow up and down the road, get rid of the winter ridge of gravel and rocks, it's easier on the blades.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on April 04, 2021, 07:39:12 PM
warm but windy, red flag warning.  no burning scraps today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 05, 2021, 05:01:59 AM
Still 34F here and looks like a blanket of 1" snow out there, has not snowed for a few hours. Hopefully will get some rain today. Hard to say with these whacky weather guesses. Say rain 5 days before and get snow, it was the way of it last spring to. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 05, 2021, 05:54:52 AM
I have 35 and looks like no below freezing temps for a while. Maybe some temps in the low 60's coming.
That snow in the lower end of the field is still there. Just like the last year. Kinda blows in there and the sun does not get at it. I raked a little yesterday, stating to dry out. I would not take the tractor across the field yet.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 05, 2021, 07:50:05 AM
@SwampDonkey (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1009) & @thecfarm (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=436) with those temps still in April, sure glad i moved south years ago....... 70's here today......
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 05, 2021, 07:51:07 AM
We feel just as fortunate living up here, letting you take the heat. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 05, 2021, 07:57:30 AM
I hear ya. It does get hot, true, but I found drinker beer, swimming in warm water and related was more enjoyable then ice fishing and related over all..... I can drive 6 hours west and be in the snow and cold for skiing and related, then drive back to where it's much warmer....

But glad people still like it where it's cold. I did find it was much easier to garden in WI then it is here in OK, so there's that benefit to up north.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 05, 2021, 08:12:32 AM
Last summer it was a lot like southern Virginia, 85 to 95 with humidity day after day, and no rain. Maybe this summer it will rain 3 days a week and be 70-80 for a change with 3 days of dry northern air like it's suppose to be. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 05, 2021, 08:36:04 AM
To be honest I go back and fourth on the what's better, up north or down south. I love the 7-8 months of where i grew up. I hated the 2-3 really cold months as i got older, but I worked in the cold and was really chilled to the bone so many times and even had frostbite in my hands a few times. Took several years before the pain went away. My eyes yearn for the snow and a cabin in the woods, but my body says heck (well, okay, much worse) when it feels the cold. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 05, 2021, 10:31:08 AM
My old man could ride an open tractor with just a baseball cap for that bald head and -20 outside. Drive 3 miles to the woodlot and cut wood all day in a sweater, coat set aside once work began. I couldn't wear a baseball cap in the cold of winter, not more than walking across the yard or my ears would freeze. I wear a sheepskin wool hat or fleece hat of some kind, I'm not afraid to admit it. :D I dress for the cold though, but one thing, I never was cold working in the woods either. I pitty the skidder man or the loader operator though, with no heated cab. Get some clothes on ya if your not physically working. More men froze to death than was sun beat to death, and that's a fact. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 05, 2021, 12:15:26 PM
To be honest I go back and fourth on the what's better, up north or down south. I love the 7-8 months of where i grew up. I hated the 2-3 really cold months as i got older, but I worked in the cold and was really chilled to the bone so many times and even had frostbite in my hands a few times. Took several years before the pain went away. My eyes yearn for the snow and a cabin in the woods, but my body says heck (well, okay, much worse) when it feels the cold.
Cold is not fun but being cooked at 80+ is no funner, especially the added bonus of insects, Ill take the cooler temps  ;D. A perfect day for me is 65-70 sunny slight breeze
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 05, 2021, 12:26:30 PM
Agreed for work. Fun in the water and related. Nope. Drinking beer by the lake in the evening without a jacket is nice. Back home, soon as the sun goes down chilly. Few bugs here. Further east and south, yeah, bugs. But anyways they both have bennies.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 05, 2021, 01:50:02 PM
In the 40's today and the sun out some, that snow is about gone from last night. North wind though. I don't know where the rain went, but it never showed up. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 05, 2021, 08:23:38 PM
sledgehammer, I wish about 500,000 people would think the same as you.  ;)   :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 06, 2021, 12:29:10 AM
sledgehammer, I wish about 500,000 people would think the same as you.  ;)   :)
:D :D :D :D :D i hear ya, but then i'd prolly move back up north then also..... :o
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 06, 2021, 03:37:41 AM
sledgehammer, I wish about 500,000 people would think the same as you.  ;)   :)
:D :D :D :D :D i hear ya, but then i'd prolly move back up north then also..... :o
smiley_furious3 ban_smiley  We welcome one and all. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on April 06, 2021, 06:11:03 AM
Well, the weather is smoothing out here finally. high 30's to low 40's overnight and upper 50's to 60's during the day. Yesterday was shirt sleeve weather but not quite t-shirt which is just how I like it. The shop is at least in the upper 50's in the morning or low 60's, also good. I am still running the stoves, for the shop to keep it dry and for the house to keep it comfortable at night. 
 I have no complaints. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 06, 2021, 08:00:22 AM
Getting a little bit of rain today. :) I think it was 36F here over night.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on April 06, 2021, 12:09:59 PM
Do the rest of you have this high wind? Or is it just for Kansas?  How about you Nebraska?  Rained a tiny bit this morning, we have good storm chances for tonite.  But a calm day here and there otherwise we have WIND.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 06, 2021, 12:12:02 PM
Very slight breeze here out of the north. 45F here now. Everyone is boiling down sap here at 3 shacks.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 07, 2021, 05:04:39 AM
43F this morning, little morning smudge with aspen wood will do for the day. It's like a green house here with all this garden stuff growing, fan on and over 50 % RH. ;D

Yesterday afternoon got to 54F, took the SxS for her first ride. Woods road still icey and slimy. Oh well. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 07, 2021, 05:15:12 AM
Its nice and mild out this morning first crack of daylight now, just enjoying the quiet with my first coffee , 50+ all week and no rain should make for a good few days to work horse in the wood lot 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 07, 2021, 06:28:58 AM
Sun just came up at 34. 
The leaf rakes are being bought at the store!! Time to clean up and make the place look good.
I have a lot to clean up around here. Still have the snow blower on the tractor. I will take that off sometime and put the bushog on. Than I will run that around and chew up some of the branches that fell. That will help out on some of the clean up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 07, 2021, 06:32:46 AM
Hoping to start some yard excavation today with the Kabota. Got some ground smoothing and digging to do. Ground is all firmed up around here.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 07, 2021, 07:05:29 PM
Ice out at Mosher pond!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 08, 2021, 06:33:33 AM
Ooooh,ahhhhhh!!! That little Kubota is a great little toy for yard work. But I tell ya, I feel it in the knees, lower back and steering arm after 10 hrs. I'm glad I'm not a lever pulling man for a living. :D :D :D

43F this morning, sunny, no wind. Probably hit 60F with no trouble today. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 09, 2021, 07:14:19 AM
A wonderful day yesterday. Had 70 on the car thermometer, than drove about a  hour North and lost 10. Still have ice about a hour from me in the ponds. And it's not black ice either, still white. 
A wonderful morning here, geese I can hear, turkeys too, crows are busy and some other birds too. Maybe another 70 day. Things are firming up around here. Did get the tractor into the field, by the garden. Still not into the woods yet. We won't be finding any snow/ice to make ice cream on my Grand Father's birthday on May 1.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on April 09, 2021, 11:14:50 AM
Yesterday while school was letting out an  EF0 tornado walked right into the loading zone and into then over the school.  It ripped the roof and a free standing carport sort of covered walkway down where they load the kids.  Trees came down blocking the busses and windows got blown out of the bus while the kids were on it.. A neighbor kid got cut up a bit and i heard a teacher got hit by flying debris but thank the lord no real casualties.  My kids are fine.  Quite the shakeup.  


I guess God doesnt care for their new age curriculum either. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 09, 2021, 03:59:51 PM
Upper 60's here today, no wind, just sunshine. The grass is tinder dry, I wouldn't want to leave any fire unwatched.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 10, 2021, 05:55:41 AM
Yesterday was the first day that I got into my truck and it was hot in there. Was 70 yesterday. Another nice sunny day!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 10, 2021, 01:14:59 PM
Yes, went for a ride yesterday afternoon and had to have the windows down in the truck for sure, got to 68F here. It was 43F this morning and sunny start, more clouds this afternoon. Had no smudge for a couple days and I have the windows open again this afternoon. It's 65% RH with 75F in the grow op, I keep a fan on. :)

Painted the boundary lines this morning. Saw my first two deer coming back up river for the summer and first deer tracks on the bridge by the woodlot. Also moose track in the soft ground out by harvest trail. Been a couple moose out on the woodlot this winter, seen old tracks in snow 2 weeks ago. None coming out to fields yet. Saw 3 turkeys, one was near the woodlot, but I know there are lots up there, they was in the maple leaves last fall scratching around for the seeds. Mice probably got ahead of them though. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 11, 2021, 07:43:24 AM
Looks like we will be waiting for the above 70 weather for a while. Back to Aprils temps, high 50's. Was a great 3 days!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 11, 2021, 08:51:06 AM
Was 32F this morning, but it is sunny and 36F now, no wind. No rain in sight for next 3 days. It's getting real dry here to. Ground is hard like July. ::) Hit the bushes tomorrow mapping out ground. No peepers here yet, no blue birds or swallows.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 11, 2021, 06:41:16 PM
 
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 Spring has arrived, budding on maples 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 14, 2021, 04:40:56 AM
34 here this morning suppose to warm up, been beautiful weather for working outdoors this whole last week, ground is really dry already, we are suppose to get a light rain Saturday night. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 14, 2021, 04:46:55 AM
Same here, been beautiful for the most part. Nice to be out without 
having to layer up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 14, 2021, 04:52:47 AM
Same here, been beautiful for the most part. Nice to be out without
having to layer up.
 had first deer tick of season on me yesterday  :-\
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 14, 2021, 04:59:15 AM
Started watching for them when out but with pemethrin treated clothes they
don't seem to very interested for more than a minute or two.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on April 14, 2021, 10:10:37 AM
75 down here yesterday with a light dusting of snow up at the cabin property.  Predicting 90 for Sunday down here. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 14, 2021, 08:07:37 PM
Had a woods fire about 15 minutes from me. Someone burning something and it got away from them. Way too dry to be burning!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 15, 2021, 03:34:57 AM
Up here need burn plans filed with DNR unless a small manageable pile of brush. Usually can burn until almost May before fire season. I would say fire season began here at least a week ago. Field here by the house looks sand dry. We even had a lot of fall rain, she's gone. ::)

Was 62F here yesterday and just as warm for today they said. Suppose to get snow/rain Saturday. ;D Frogs came out here over a week ago now, but they are not singing much. You'll here them some then quiet. :-\

No blue birds or swallows. No bugs active yet I guess, except mosquitoes in the yard. >:(

Out in the back country they are still making syrup. Seen a little snow in the woods there, but just about dried up. Was out at the Hargrove's facility, they are on Chris's scale, only a lot bigger. They must suck some fuel because they have some huge fuel tanks in the yard, but I also smelt wood smoke or soot to. ;D

Yeah, the big maple here in the yard has been flushed for over a week. I hope the grapes don't get in a hurry or they will be stone dead by the middle of June. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 15, 2021, 05:21:43 AM
Had a woods fire about 15 minutes from me. Someone burning something and it got away from them. Way too dry to be burning!!!!
Yesterday I seen someone a few miles down the road burning a large brush pile, not going to lie made me feel a little worried knowing how dry things are around here too. We always got Forrest fires around me with all the drunk red necks further down the road into the Bush from me :D
I am going to establish a fire road around the perimeter of my land some day in the future for more peace of mind 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 15, 2021, 08:03:15 AM
About 3-4" of white stuff the last two days on the picnic table. Ground is all white this morning. Winter isn't done for us yet I guess.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 15, 2021, 08:25:32 AM
Foggy this morning. 
Looks like I will have to bring some more wood up to the OWB. Temps a little below freezing for a few mornings. Winter is not over here either.  ;D  Snows here in April and most have a fit about it. Get ready for a fit!!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 15, 2021, 06:19:52 PM
Yes, been building a smudge most every morning here. Came up stairs this evening and it's 85F. Windows were opened up and that big curtain closed. :D 65F outside and sun a beaming down. I don't think the snow is going to be much for us, they said in the 40's tomorrow, so might be some mixed in with rain at the start. Time will tell. Maple is flowering today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 15, 2021, 07:18:51 PM
Mid April is usually the end of winter here when it comes to snowstorms. 
12 weeks beyond groundhog's eight more weeks BS. 
We have had some doozies about now, wet n heavy.
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 16, 2021, 10:00:06 AM
Got some snow on the way for this evening looks like it will be short duration but heavy and then melt the next day, looks like Maine will get hit too
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 17, 2021, 06:02:25 AM
Yes on the snow, but only an inch so far. Have to watch that so far too. At 33 who knows what will happen. The wet stuff is still coming down too.
Just like last night, no snow at work, half way home the ground is white, I could see no snow at my house.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 17, 2021, 06:28:13 AM
We've had barely a trace here so far, in fact you'd have to look hard because it's not a blanket. Not doing anything at the moment. In an hour it could be a full on blizzard. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 17, 2021, 02:45:09 PM
By the time I went to sleep around 9 it was wet snow, woke up at 2 am it was white fluff everywhere I nearly had a heart attack, luckily it has melted quickly and only a little left. Probably 3 inches or so
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 17, 2021, 02:46:39 PM
Yes on the snow, but only an inch so far. Have to watch that so far too. At 33 who knows what will happen. The wet stuff is still coming down too.
Just like last night, no snow at work, half way home the ground is white, I could see no snow at my house.
My least favourite. Cold/freezing rain. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 17, 2021, 04:18:27 PM
Never amounted to anything here, the sun is out now. No water out of that in any form. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 17, 2021, 04:59:18 PM
Thats too bad SD. 
Seeing 2" liquid in my rain gauge.
All white this morning 3" dripping wet snow, mostly gone now but
boy did the grass green up. Must be fertilizer in that April snow.

  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 17, 2021, 05:33:51 PM
It was  a cold snow, but not freezing snow.  ???   I only saw snow on the road in just a few places. What I saw was just like mush.  Maybe an inch where I live.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 18, 2021, 05:32:19 PM
Been low 30's at night and low 40's by day here. Had a couple sprinkles here today, was up at the woodlot for a ride and forwarded 3 buggy loads of wood out a new trail to the main trail and came home with a load. Not my intention to haul wood home that way, but since I'm there, might as well load up. ;D

Going to be back to about 60F for the next 3 days.

Grass and clover is germinated I planted last week of March. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 19, 2021, 05:49:24 AM
Frost on the Rhubarb this morning. Yes it is poking through.
Saw snow on the Asparagus poking through once in recent years.
But here we go back into another round of spring for a spell.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 19, 2021, 11:36:27 AM
3" of snow on the ground this morning on and off white out conditions. Plow trucks are out in full force salting like crazy. Hopefully this is the last one of the winter. 

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 19, 2021, 11:54:29 AM
Yes, rhubarb came up here a week ago, but not up by a lot, couple inches maybe at most. The daffodils have been up now for over a week. See tulips up to, just the leaves so far on them.

It's early here this spring. I called the nursery about getting some currants, they said not until the middle of May. I said the raspberries are leafing out here.  Potato fields are being worked today, but seed is in short supply. Potato seed is ordered like last fall, not in April. I think it was the drought, no crop. We grew our own seed here which was certified. We had too much junk dumped on us that it was the only way to be sure of good seed.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on April 19, 2021, 03:41:18 PM
Snowed a couple inches here  this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 19, 2021, 08:01:14 PM
Was 68 here 2 hours ago. Tomorrow might hit 70  ;D 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 20, 2021, 05:23:12 AM
 
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 Gonna be a beautiful day I can feel it, drove to Tim Hortons and captured this beautiful shot off the causeway just 30 min ago.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on April 20, 2021, 08:54:54 AM
In t-shirt yesterday, now this is the mill area this am.  looks like I may get stuff done in the shop and house today.  will not last long, but mud will replace the snow.  

 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 20, 2021, 09:13:43 AM
In t-shirt yesterday, now this is the mill area this am.  looks like I may get stuff done in the shop and house today.  will not last long, but mud will replace the snow.  

 
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Already 65 here and Im working outside t shirt and shorts and its only 10am! Sure was brisk this morning though at 32  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 20, 2021, 09:15:18 AM
The ticks are loving this weather too just met 2 that I pulled off my neck and promptly burnt with a lighter :o
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on April 20, 2021, 12:32:01 PM
 @doc henderson (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=41041) its starting to snow here right now.  They say we may see an inch on grassy and elevated surfaces.  It was 70 yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on April 20, 2021, 12:53:08 PM
our is mostly melted but for the shady spots.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on April 20, 2021, 02:04:06 PM
I dont think we will see any accumulation to speak of.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 20, 2021, 07:08:43 PM
Was 60F here today, but sprinkles arrived by the end of the work day. I measured off various chunks of land that totalled about 52 acres today and also ran parallel lines through it all, about 135 feet apart. Got my exercise today, walked over 6 miles in the bush. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 20, 2021, 07:22:31 PM
Was 60F here today, but sprinkles arrived by the end of the work day. I measured off various chunks of land that totalled about 52 acres today and also ran parallel lines through it all, about 135 feet apart. Got my exercise today, walked over 6 miles in the bush. ;D
And no ticks??
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 20, 2021, 11:50:10 PM
More snow today and a high of 26, down to 22 now. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 21, 2021, 05:25:49 AM
Sun was out yesterday, all day!! We need rain!! Have something coming in on Thursday, but I don't think it will help a lot on the water part.
Yes on the ticks. I found 2 on me all ready. About 10 years ago if I found 2 all summer that was a lot for me.
The one day that I found one on me, I was not even out in the woods. Just stayed around the house raking leaves and getting the garden ready.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 21, 2021, 05:33:13 AM
C farm, i in total had 4 ON me yesterday(not even In the woods), I seen more on my water jug, shovel handle, rake etc, they must be desperate, literally waving their front arms up trying to latch to anything. I hate ticks. I go out of my way to kill every one I see. Have had hundreds on me over years only 1 bite.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 21, 2021, 05:34:11 AM
Suppose to get rain/snow tomorrow :-[, yet today we will hit 70 and sunny. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 21, 2021, 03:48:06 PM
Was 60F here today, but sprinkles arrived by the end of the work day. I measured off various chunks of land that totalled about 52 acres today and also ran parallel lines through it all, about 135 feet apart. Got my exercise today, walked over 6 miles in the bush. ;D
And no ticks??
No, we don't have those of any kind in my area. When I was down around Bridgewater, NS that area had wood ticks by the coffee can. ;D Never seen a deer tick ever here, and maybe 2 wood ticks in another area that I figure was on dead moose because I walked by a dead moose each time.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 21, 2021, 04:55:56 PM
Rain and snow mix today at home and then turned mostly to rain. Out in the bush everything was turning white by 10:00 am. I had enough of cold wet by them and came home. If I was cutting I would work all day, but hands get cold when tying ribbons and run'n GPS. Not making as much steam. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Don P on April 21, 2021, 11:08:17 PM
We worked in a mix today. Apples are in full bloom and its clear and dropping. Sad to say but I think they'll lose this years crop tonight. "Dogwood winter"
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 22, 2021, 04:45:10 AM
Rain here for today, barely above freezing at 33F.

I lost my fruit crop last spring when we had 90's in May and then 3 killing frosts June 1st-3rd. My little plums were covered in blooms, only got 3 that survived the frost. :'( Had lots of bees here even the farmed ones and no one in my neighborhood has bees.

A little consolation, red bells beginning to bloom. :)

 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 22, 2021, 07:01:02 AM
I have 30 here now, with a temps in the high 30 later. The ground is just about white. Had some hard rain yesterday, which should help some with the dry conditions, but need more.
I do likes the looks of those peppers!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 22, 2021, 07:36:57 AM
Temps dropped here this morning, some snow falling now. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 22, 2021, 08:20:01 AM
No snow here yet  :). Temps are falling though and its currently on off drizzle. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 22, 2021, 06:56:19 PM
Winter is back!!!
Well the temp feels like it is.  :o
32 and the wind is a blowing!!!
Temps like this will keep the black flies at bay for at least another day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 23, 2021, 04:30:55 AM
28F here this morning and that north wind. Nothing falling from the sky right now, but hold that thought......"sun and warm". :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 23, 2021, 05:37:33 AM
Winter is back!!!
Well the temp feels like it is.  :o
32 and the wind is a blowing!!!
Temps like this will keep the black flies at bay for at least another day.
Black flies and skeeters were out here a couple days ago, that realization involved some cussing, I really hate bugs, they fly around your head and annoy you(deer flies REALL tick me off). Pretty soon Ill be inhaling black flies because right around early may is when they just come out of nowhere and are HUNGRY.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 23, 2021, 05:38:47 AM
We had snow/ pellets/ rain sun and it was super windy yesterday. Still around 32-34 this morning 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Don P on April 23, 2021, 07:40:13 AM
Wow, we're colder than you this morn, 29 a few minutes ago. Heading up to near Whitetop Mt, we jokingly call it "going to Canada"  :D.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 23, 2021, 07:45:48 AM
Sun is out!! Still some wind. 34
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 23, 2021, 04:21:26 PM
Wind blowing again, hard enough to keep me out of the woods. 
!30 mph gust up 6000' on Mt Washington about 6AM.
Sunny and warmer though. 
Picked up another inch of rain couple days back.
A few Blackflies are visible but not blood thirsty yet.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 23, 2021, 04:31:21 PM
Wind blowing again, hard enough to keep me out of the woods.
!30 mph gust up 6000' on Mt Washington about 6AM.
Sunny and warmer though.
Picked up another inch of rain couple days back.
A few Blackflies are visible but not blood thirsty yet.
Wind is CRAZY here, Im out doing yard work and right in front of my path I was walking a perfectly nice tree uprooted....had I been 100 feet further along.... makes ya think how quick things can go wrong 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 23, 2021, 05:54:23 PM
Last fall when we had the rain and lots of wind, I looked up in the white pines I was thinning under and seen them long limbs flailing around, I packed her in. :o

45 F this afternoon on the porch. Sunny here now as it's been clearing since 5:00 pm. But it was cold out on the ridge where I was, might have been 34 for high, wind, snow on the trees, 4" on the ground. Should be gone tomorrow, suppose to reach 55F or so. Gotta be mindful of dead maple, some broke off 10-15' up and lodged, leaning away from the line, but never know if they will come straight down or slide out into the block. Never seen it happen, but nothing stopping it.  :-X
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 24, 2021, 08:34:23 AM
Calling for around 68 here today but always gets hotter where I am inland, not a cloud in the sky. Black flies are out and hungry and Im not happy about that 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 24, 2021, 05:45:29 PM
No sign of a fly here, except house flies on the house siding and porch screens. :D

The porch here says 60F, but I don't think it was more than 50F out on the Ridge, the snow out there is pretty much melted and the road was dry on the drive home. That snow is cold when it's still hanging on the firs and melting. :D :D fire_smiley I had my brawny weight Big Bill cotton shirt on for sure in that wind. The rain gear had to come off by 10:00 am though. ;D

Turkeys are going at it here early in the morning. Saw one deer, 2 moose (cow with yearling), 1 partridge,  1 turkey. Lots of coyote tracks in the snow. They walked all over 80 acres of ground in the plantation I worked in. Tracks going in all directions. Probably looking for a grouse or rabbit for dinner. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on April 26, 2021, 04:56:01 PM
The wind is blowing again.  
Headed for the woods this morning for 
some cleanup but turned back. Trees dancing like there is no tomorrow.
Back to springlike again tomorrow, and less wind. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 26, 2021, 09:01:56 PM
Mosher pond did not look to inviting tonight when I drove by. That wind is busy and it's cold out there!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 27, 2021, 03:01:17 AM
34 here now, almost looks daylight here the moon is so bright. Sunny and 60+ later lets hope the bugs arent too bad
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 27, 2021, 09:12:12 AM
Still storm here, but lighter by home. Drove out toward the back country, heavier rain and snow on the trees. I turned tail. :D Only in the 30's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 27, 2021, 09:34:13 PM
Well I suppose the black flies are not out yet? There was a few out today. Never heard of a few black flies before.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 27, 2021, 10:20:43 PM
Black flies? Holy woah we still have snow on the ground..... haha.

Its been cold and wet here. Highs in the 30s lows in the 20s, snow on and off just about everyday often briefly changing to rain during the "heat" of the afternoon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 28, 2021, 06:08:51 AM
Nothing for cold stuff here. Not going to find any ice to make ice cream for my Grand Father's birthdays on May 2.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 06:41:54 AM
Pouring down rain for most of today, not getting anything done outside I guess  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 30, 2021, 06:43:32 AM
Must be the same as what I have here, RAIN!!!!  Looks like it rained all night!!! We need it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 06:57:32 AM
Must be the same as what I have here, RAIN!!!!  Looks like it rained all night!!! We need it.
Maine isnt all that far away  ;D 
Got ponds in my yard that wasnt here yesterday...
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on April 30, 2021, 07:29:18 AM
swampdonkey has got rain and I have sun all day before.
Looks like rain all day!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 08:18:55 AM
Will try to go out later if it slows down and salvage at least half a day in the woods, at this point thought its dropping buckets and its sort of cold so Im not into that whole thing :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 09:13:50 AM
Well I cant sit around any longer Ive sharpened all the chains kicking around and now Im kicking rocks off to the races.... within a few minutes will look like I went swimming
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 30, 2021, 10:00:47 AM
In the 40's with a cold rain for today. I have a fire on, feels nice. Last 2 days been almost 70F. ;D

Monday there was definite snow up on the hills and into Tuesday. I seen cars coming in from Glassville with 2" snow on them Tuesday and was still raining. I came right back home when I seen all that. At the house it was clearing and a stiff breeze to dry the trees off, was different climate across the river. :D We could also see some snow on the hills by tomorrow morning here. Here at the house, lots of trees out green, and the plums have a million blooms coming on already, not opened, but swelled up ready to bust. :D Raspberries here have 1" new growth. Rhubarb is only 6" high. I could mow the lawn by next Friday, never thought brown drought killed grass could ever come back to life. Miracles right there. :D  No kidding, stuff is really greened up here. No black flies. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 30, 2021, 10:11:26 AM
swampdonkey has got rain and I have sun all day before.
Looks like rain all day!!!
Even from here looking toward route 11 at Masardis, it could be sun here all day and over there 30 miles in a straight line, rain on the hills all day long.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 11:14:45 AM
Im outside Im soaked but the rain knocked off 8) Lets goooo
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 30, 2021, 05:35:25 PM
Been raining hard all day, still raining hard. Had an 1" in 10 hrs so far. I like dry and warm. :D Suppose to be wet tomorrow to, more showery.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on April 30, 2021, 05:57:55 PM
Ended up sunny here, real windy though! Just drove into town for food to find out the power is out. Such is life. 
Got some pine seedlings Planted today still got 800 or so  :D. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 01, 2021, 04:30:14 AM
What pine ya planting? Hope ya got no moose or porkies. They've ruined what the rust didn't kill on my land. 3000 moose targets, and that is when interplanting among thousands of other trees. Safety in numbers? Wanna bet?  I'll find a sapling that looks decent today, by this fall the moose have the bark removed or over winter the porky was chewing. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 04:44:47 AM
What pine ya planting? Hope ya got no moose or porkies. They've ruined what the rust didn't kill on my land. 3000 moose targets, and that is when interplanting among thousands of other trees. Safety in numbers? Wanna bet?  I'll find a sapling that looks decent today, by this fall the moose have the bark removed or over winter the porky was chewing. :D
White and red pine, me and the porkies are at war right now, I recently took one out that had been working on one of my younger oak trees and it got half the crown before I shot it. I really dont like doing it but there is no other way, they are way too plentiful around here, no moose though. I suspect Id have most problems with deer, I have lots. Im keeping this in mind though and planting somewhat liberally and if most make it no problem anyway because I will be closely managing this section of my lot. Also have red spruce, black spruce to plant for this spring, hopefully repeating every spring for the next few years.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 04:45:44 AM
One got into my recycling and ATE HALF A BEER CAN, anything salt.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 01, 2021, 05:03:34 AM
:D :D

Caught on Cam: Moose licking salt off vehicles in Alberta - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnBAT4sk94)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 01, 2021, 05:32:07 AM
Eastern white pine is just like dog hair on my land.  :o  I get some regen on my land going on. I need to get swampdonkey down here to do a thinning so the grand kids will make more money.  ;D I cut a few EWP and I get 1000's of them things. Worse than poplar. ;D
Looks like the rain is done. A very nice rain. Hope it remembers to rain again in about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 05:33:44 AM
:D :D

Caught on Cam: Moose licking salt off vehicles in Alberta - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnBAT4sk94)
Thats hilarious! That moose looks like a mellow fella. I had seen a moose in the wild Once and it was while driving through New Brunswick to get to the border. We were in a tiny volts wagon on some backroad middle of the night and the headlights just shine on this monster of a animal in the middle of the road not giving a single care, we slowly backed up and after a couples minutes he moosied off into the woods and that was it :D
Our mainland moose numbers are low, I believe most sightings are around the keiji national park area, I wouldnt doubt there were moose here over 50 years ago though my land is prime moose habitat
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 05:35:00 AM
Eastern white pine is just like dog hair on my land.  :o  I get some regen on my land going on. I need to get swampdonkey down here to do a thinning so the grand kids will make more money.  ;D I cut a few EWP and I get 1000's of them things. Worse than poplar. ;D
Looks like the rain is done. A very nice rain. Hope it remembers to rain again in about 2 weeks.
I have lots of beauty mature straight pines that are all over 60-70 years of age but all the regen seems to be balsam? Anyway I kept some of the best balsam stands and took out the rest because on my land thats what grows like dog hair here  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 05:37:34 AM
 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/65126/image~3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1619861781)
 Heres the edge of the dense nature pine forest I have(dominant) ngoes way back and is beautiful, I have yet to work my magic there yet but I wont be taking much standing trees down only windfall
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 01, 2021, 06:50:10 AM
 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 01, 2021, 03:47:57 PM
Last fall, I thinned on an old field that was abandoned over 100 years ago, field regrew and was logged and planted. The old rough junk pine were left like they like to do up here and a lot of fir under them pine, plus planted spruce, but not much for pine regen. ;D

It was the same on a natural cut over, lots of big pine over head, dog hair thick fir under them. I hate pine ground, I know I'm going to be thinning thick fir. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 01, 2021, 03:53:06 PM
There's moose by the herds up here. ;D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_moose_field-002.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1258063282)

Photo above is below the house.

If you go out on Napadogan lake you see moose most days. Can watch them eat lilies.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 01, 2021, 04:03:23 PM
Never got warmer than 50F, and a stiff NW wind. I was cutting firewood and a trail in all morning. That'll be access for winter 2022 wood that will be hauled this fall. I usually cut about 8 cords, aspen and softwood, some hardwood if it needs to go. I got a lot of thinning to do taking old crooked stuff. But fir and aspen split easy. Got some extra spruce rails for corduroy work to. Everything has value. ;D Enough woods walking for this week, day off tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 02, 2021, 01:38:50 AM
Last fall, I thinned on an old field that was abandoned over 100 years ago, field regrew and was logged and planted. The old rough junk pine were left like they like to do up here and a lot of fir under them pine, plus planted spruce, but not much for pine regen. ;D

It was the same on a natural cut over, lots of big pine over head, dog hair thick fir under them. I hate pine ground, I know I'm going to be thinning thick fir. :D
I don’t believe this land has been ever logged, there is old trees in there but I’d say the majority are 80 ish. We get lots of wind events here and a big one that I can see that effected my woodlot was the gale winds of 1976 . They use to do a log drive further inland from me but I think I’m too close to the coast, right off the border of my land the elevation drops 15-20 meters and it’s just mostly swampy bushy wetlands until you hit the coast. I think my land is special/unique in that sense that it avoided getting slashed from logging, it is VERY hilly too and ridgey making it hard terrain to access via machinery or ox
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 02, 2021, 01:42:45 AM
Never got warmer than 50F, and a stiff NW wind. I was cutting firewood and a trail in all morning. That'll be access for winter 2022 wood that will be hauled this fall. I usually cut about 8 cords, aspen and softwood, some hardwood if it needs to go. I got a lot of thinning to do taking old crooked stuff. But fir and aspen split easy. Got some extra spruce rails for corduroy work to. Everything has value. ;D Enough woods walking for this week, day off tomorrow. :)
The fir worthy of firewood here (Large enough)usually is full of compartmental rot, every time! They will have rot in them somewhere...
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 02, 2021, 01:58:55 AM
 
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 Here’s some photos of the aftermath of the groundhog gale of 1976, this being a weather topic thread figure you might be interested
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Absolute ruins, I’m right in the area that got smoked, pretty sure areas of NB got hit too?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 02, 2021, 04:10:33 AM
Yes, those are some nasty events. Back in 1995 a November wind event took out the forest on the Christmas Mountains, several thousand acres.

As for fir, mostly what I deal with here is ants in the but, but some of these trees have been machine damaged to, so rot might go a little higher up. I take what I can get and let the bugs have the rest. Most of the time I just drop the but chunk and have chalk white wood for the rest. I had a real old 24' diameter fir on the road edge last fall, probably two 6' bolts left for the bugs. ;D There is another beside it, figured it might seed in the hole and I do see some small seedlings around it that had already started. 99% of the fir here isn't very old, except maybe one tree or two every few acres. The whirls are far apart and wide rings, long leaders. The ones with 3 or 4 inch leaders have to go, they're done. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 02, 2021, 08:14:08 AM
Good pictures of a mess.  :(
My past family would of had a had time finding ice to make ice cream on my Grand Father's birthday today.
I can hear my Father saying this.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on May 02, 2021, 09:23:09 PM
Rain falling I hope it's serious, we  had 91 degrees  yesterday,  and a very very hard south wind. Dried us out big time.   My son was at a golf meet where one hole was thrown out,  the wind  was blowing the balls off of the green.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 03, 2021, 04:57:25 AM
 
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 Gonna be a nice day today I can feel it ;D. Gonna hammer down on the woodlot today havent stopped the last 6 days. Make hay while the sun shines as they say. Hopefully I can get to where I want to be before it hits July heat
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: nativewolf on May 03, 2021, 06:26:09 AM
Red sky at dawn..sailer bewarned
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 03, 2021, 07:38:37 AM
Red sky at dawn..sailer bewarned

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 Heres a lad going out at 6am this morning, I suspect to collect seaweed as thats what he was heading towards. Thought it was a capture of a peaceful moment, I bet he was enjoying having the job he has in that moment. The sunrise was just to the right out of picture.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 03, 2021, 05:12:05 PM
It was a cold night up here, not a hard freeze, but I know some places were expecting 24F. The wind howled all night and all today right off of James Bay. Did reach 58F, but all day to get there. When we get wind at night I know right then the temperature won't drop like they predict. If it were dead calm, then yes good chance, if it is one of them cold snaps. Leaves are out too much here now to get than cold. But were I was out on Skiddadle Ridge, they are 2 weeks behind our trees. Puddles were frozen in out there. Some of your southern kinfolk came up there after the civil war. There is an old cemetery north of there on the next ridge. Lots of dead from small pox. It got that name because eventually they skeddadled out of here and retreated back south. You would to if you felt that old James Bay wind riding on the jet stream on May 1st. Get me out of here pa!!! :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 04, 2021, 05:24:55 AM
@woodroe (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=12647), good to meet you. I know we only got a few minutes to talk at the store, but at least I can put a face to your name now. Anyone driving by Paris farmers Union in Jay ME can stop and say hello. Most times I have Thursday and Sundays off. I work at a hardware/feed store.
45 and rain tomorrow. Maybe the wind won't blow and dry it all back out again.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on May 04, 2021, 05:39:01 AM
Trending warmer here these recent days, Sunday I felt like I was working in a desert with he sun beating on me in a black t-shirt soaked in sweat. I think it hit mid 70's, but mostly highs in the low 60's and night time lows in the high 40's to low 50's. Rain came in yesterday mid-day and lightly came down until the evening over night and we have just under an inch and my tank is over full. Gonna have to add an overflow tank at some point. Supposed to stay full overcast today with a high around 60. 
 Still it's all altitude dependent, where I took my class on Friday it was spitting snow at us in the morning, then rain later, and high winds all day.
 After 3 days cutting and brushing. I need a shop day today to let my legs recover and do some saw work, finish off a bench, and organize a little. High today of 60 and I may start a fire in the shop just to dry it out a little in the morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 04, 2021, 07:43:37 AM
@woodroe (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=12647), good to meet you. I know we only got a few minutes to talk at the store, but at least I can put a face to your name now.
Likewise Ray, good to meet you too, got to see a portion of my face at least.
I used that store quite often when I was in and out of the mill across the
river back in the day. Don't get down that way much anymore.
Funny our properties are probably only 7-8 miles apart as the crow flies.
Just across the Mace Rd relatively speaking.
We picked up 2" rain last storm, almost back to normal for rainfall.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on May 04, 2021, 09:26:08 AM
2 alerts and an air raid siren.  I guess we got a tornado on its way to redecorate. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on May 04, 2021, 03:39:19 PM
Hang on tight Mike!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 04, 2021, 05:32:04 PM
Yes, been some nasty weather I'm hearing down in the south. Take care all.

Today I noticed some no-see-ums in one little corner of my block where there is wet and grass, they came in a cloud. Never seemed to do any chewing though. Then later walking through the hardwood thinning I started to see some black flies about, again not biting. A couple more days and they will be nice ugly for blood. :D :D

Suppose to rain some tomorrow here to. We had a good 2" of rain last week for sure. Sounds like this one might be a little late in the morning coming, but they are never that precise on timing for around here. Rain is rain, whenever it arrives. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 04, 2021, 05:38:55 PM
Black flies have been chewing away here for at least a week. Bug spray only slows them down a bit, if you keep the saw working though they dont seem to enjoy 2 stroke smoke  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 04, 2021, 05:58:54 PM
I usually just use fly netting and I have one of them tube neck scarves around my head before I put that on and my hard hat. Good also for keeping white face hornets from stinging your face. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 04, 2021, 06:07:08 PM
I hate wearing nets just the feeling or texture of them I dont like. I usually soak a old t shirt in bug spray then lay that under my hard hat and flop it down my neck ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 05, 2021, 04:22:26 AM
I don't want sweet mixed with chemicals down my face and mouth. Nasty nasty. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 05, 2021, 05:26:23 AM
I don't want sweet mixed with chemicals down my face and mouth. Nasty nasty. :D
The price Im willing to pay :D. The feeling of netting makes me cringe, I have not the slightest clue why. 
Gonna be a nice day today hopefully, got lots of energy Im planning to burn, feeling like beating up some slash and going hard. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 05, 2021, 05:46:50 AM
Be raining here for 2 days, starting now.

There's about 10,000 blooms ready to open on the Canada plums in the yard. My little raspberry patch probably has 500 new canes starting through the ground. I see life in a couple new black elder sticks I stuck into the mud. I cut 4, so if 2 come, great. More seeds from Vesey's just shipped, still waiting for my Canada red rhubarb buds. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 05, 2021, 07:46:10 AM
A very light rain now. I just came in from scooping up the ridge of rocks and gravel the snow plow leaves beside the road. We mow the fields up and down the road. Hard to mow gravel and rocks.  ;)
Still have along ways to go with that project.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 05, 2021, 05:55:04 PM
Late this afternoon the rain kicked in full stream, looks like an overnighter for sure. Was showers mostly before. Never reached 50F all day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 05, 2021, 06:01:49 PM
Rain started here too, suppose to get heavy into the night 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on May 05, 2021, 11:45:41 PM
Were ok.  The weather service said middle TN had 10 distinctly seperate EF zeros yesterday.  Thats about 3 weeks after one hit my kids school while loading busses.  Took a roof up, lifted some busses and shattered windows onto kids but everyones ok. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 05, 2021, 11:56:29 PM
Had one warm day last weekend, then been lucky to make it to 40 since, with a good bit of rain and snow flurries mixed in.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 06, 2021, 02:40:06 AM
Rain came down so hard it woke me up :D it was violent 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 06, 2021, 03:20:20 AM
Been steady rain all night, but not a beating down rain. Still raining a good clip. Froggy weather.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 06, 2021, 03:22:14 AM
I dont even hear peepers or frogs  :D :D the rain droplets were so large must have knocked them out  :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 06, 2021, 03:24:02 AM
Rain on steel here, so can't even here a robin sing, but yet nice sound to sleep to. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 06, 2021, 03:51:33 AM
I would say youre gonna get snow soon  :D :D

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=42.2;-64.7;4&l=temperature-2m (https://www.ventusky.com/?p=42.2;-64.7;4&l=temperature-2m)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 07, 2021, 05:22:51 AM
 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Walnut Beast on May 07, 2021, 05:33:52 AM
Awesome!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 07, 2021, 05:37:27 AM
No 70's temps coming for the next week. 38 here now. The wind was just a blowing yesterday!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 07, 2021, 03:10:05 PM
Not even going to hit 60 here for at least the next week. Got 52 today, mainly clouds. Too cold for bugs. There was 4 swallows around. No blue birds yet. :-\
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 07, 2021, 05:38:21 PM
Can't complain here although frosty this morning (28*) but sprang back up
into the 60s under blue skies and just a light breeze for a change.
Got three cords of wood split with little blackfly nuisance over the last couple days.
Tree Swallows a plenty and a pair of bluebirds vying for a nest box. First Hummingbird today.
Fresh Asparagus within a couple days, things are looking up as usual this time of year.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 08, 2021, 05:33:14 AM
Looks like the sou western part of N.S. is in for some heavy snowfall today lol 

Just rain here, gonna go beat some brush around before it starts. If I dont do it it dont get done- some member off here I cant remember. Good quote  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 08, 2021, 05:47:47 AM
  If I dont do it it dont get done      
That quote came about because of my manual mill. 
I have 35 here.
@woodroe (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=12647),I was above freezing when you had a frost. You must be in a low spot? I am up on a slight hill and can dodge the early and late frost.
I was out early in the morning with a sweat shirt on. Did not take long to warm up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 08, 2021, 08:29:55 AM


@woodroe (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=12647),I was above freezing when you had a frost. You must be in a low spot? I am up on a slight hill and can dodge the early and late frost.

There is that 200 acre pond across the road, and the sandy river a few miles away so 
yeah, kinda low being only 100' in el. above the pond and river.
Hoping these frosty nights go away soon because the Apple trees are wanting to blossom, 30* this morning.
   
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 08, 2021, 03:39:13 PM
Certainly a fire this morning. ;D There was some white frost in a low field below home, white as snow. Lighter frost here. It was 35F on the porch therm., but on the ground it can be colder for sure. I think it might be 52F now. Saw a bear in a field and 2 grouse out in  the plantation I'm measuring. Cold NE wind. fire_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 09, 2021, 05:09:46 AM
Pretty sour the rain hasnt completely knocked off yet, around 42 here so its a cold rain, really the only weather I wont work in. Despite it Im forcing myself out to get some work done. Suppose to be sunny later but that means hoards of black flies, cant win, lots of brush moving and ripping balsam growth up as its everywhere. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 09, 2021, 05:25:44 AM
You using a brush saw in the fir? The stuff is thick as weeds. :D

Another cold morning calls for a wood fire. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 09, 2021, 05:35:13 AM
SD, Im looking into clearing saws, they are pricey! Im going to go with a stihl for sure. Any recommendations? The area I am currently pulling balsam is sort a ornamental part of my land, slopped area, nice pond big white pines , oaks and a few undergrowth hemlocks I planted. Cleaning the ground up completely in this spot as you can see it when driving up the lane way. Usually I dont bother with balsam until its waist height then I will use loppers, small chainsaw etc. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 09, 2021, 01:22:43 PM
You probably don't need to pro model for cottage work. The FS360 should be fine. I wouldn't drop down to the brush cutter models. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 09, 2021, 02:15:11 PM
This isn’t cottage work, this is 150 acres lol and will be a life long “project”, in the last 6 months I’ve managed to thin roughly 25 acres (maybe even more I’m not sure I haven’t stopped)since I’ve had the time. This won’t continue beyond after this summer as I will be busy with work. But I plan to take a couple months(broken up)each year to manage the woodlot
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 09, 2021, 04:59:27 PM
By all means get the FS560, and walker to'er. :D

I've thinned all my ground once, now doing it the second time taking out the firewood. This time by chainsaw. ;D Around 70 acres here. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 09, 2021, 05:07:05 PM
By all means get the FS560, and walker to'er. :D

I've thinned all my ground once, now doing it the second time taking out the firewood. This time by chainsaw. ;D Around 70 acres here.
How long will that take you suspect? Even making ground on a acre on my land is tough as its so thick and lots of blow down cleanup. Lots of firewood though, enough for 5 year at least so far
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 09, 2021, 05:26:10 PM
By all means get the FS560, and walker to'er. :D

I've thinned all my ground once, now doing it the second time taking out the firewood. This time by chainsaw. ;D Around 70 acres here.
How long will that take you suspect? Even making ground on a acre on my land is tough as its so thick and lots of blow down cleanup. Lots of firewood though, enough for 5 year at least so far
Well on what isn't touched out there yet and on the good ground, there's 30 - 40 cord to the acre and I only take 6-8 cord a year off 2 acres a year. So we're looking at at least 25 years. I'm still not done within 200 feet of the road and this is year 4. I also thin some small stuff as I go and knock down snags as I go so they don't end up on me. I dropped about 10 dead popple snags today and had some sound but wood on 2. :D  I also found an old root cellar behind an apple tree near the old road. Some old bricks laying near by. Late 1800 homestead there. I knew the old house as a kid, dad kept a horse there when yarding wood. I know this is not the house, it was mud floor and no hole under it. It's on old abandoned field, forested now, but was logged in 1994.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 09, 2021, 06:11:44 PM
By all means get the FS560, and walker to'er. :D

I've thinned all my ground once, now doing it the second time taking out the firewood. This time by chainsaw. ;D Around 70 acres here.
How long will that take you suspect? Even making ground on a acre on my land is tough as its so thick and lots of blow down cleanup. Lots of firewood though, enough for 5 year at least so far
Well on what isn't touched out there yet and on the good ground, there's 30 - 40 cord to the acre and I only take 6-8 cord a year off 2 acres a year. So we're looking at at least 25 years. I'm still not done within 200 feet of the road and this is year 4. I also thin some small stuff as I go and knock down snags as I go so they don't end up on me. I dropped about 10 dead popple snags today and had some sound but wood on 2. :D  I also found an old root cellar behind an apple tree near the old road. Some old bricks laying near by. Late 1800 homestead there. I knew the old house as a kid, dad kept a horse there when yarding wood. I know this is not the house, it was mud floor and no hole under it. It's on old abandoned field, forested now, but was logged in 1994.
Do you happen to have a thread you have created following your progress on your land? Would be interesting in seeing pictures. 
Im hoping to have gone over at least 50scres by the end of the summer, Ive been hammering down all fall all winter and thus far all spring, winter was horrible, fingers and feet frozen everyday, snow falling down my neck etc. Made it through though, sure glad I did it, theres never a super good time to do it anyway , its always something like too cold, too hot, bugs, etc. I just said heck with it and worked rain snow or shine and its always hard work and aint getting younger lol
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 09, 2021, 09:38:30 PM
50 acres by summer!!! I can't even do 5. I have lots and lots of blow down, than the dead trees, than the tree that don't look good, than the fir trees. Fir don't grow good on my land, so just about every small one I come to, it gets cut.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 10, 2021, 03:27:36 AM
Fir will grow good here if you can get to it before it turns into spindles by age 20 and thin them out  :D. And yes 50, figured Id take the time while I have it! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 10, 2021, 03:28:06 AM
44 outside here, suppose to rain sadly
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 10, 2021, 03:58:01 PM
Do you happen to have a thread you have created following your progress on your land? Would be interesting in seeing pictures.
A few meanderings over in here.
https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=17457.0

The 3rd photo down I'm cutting firewood in now and thinning out, thinned the first time in 2005. Those aspen are about 70 feet tall now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 10, 2021, 04:16:58 PM
Looks good! I am doing the same with laying slash to rot scattered but opening tiny spaces for trees, in my immediate living area where I can see from the house I like a clean Forrest but beyond that it is gonna be left to rot, in 5 years I reckon it will be enough rotted to easily drive a small tractor over. I have about 5 acres in balsam growth just like you had , same age as in your photos, in needing of a thinning, I already thinned some, but lots more, you can just tell it would explode in growth if I get in there and thin, they need it and soon. Wonder what do those balsams look like now? 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 10, 2021, 04:17:37 PM
Also was rainy here all day, beautiful day now though, completely clear sky. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 10, 2021, 04:52:21 PM
Wonder what do those balsams look like now?
A lot like this, that's pruned 12 feet. They are deeper in the woodlot past the old field.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_pruning-fir3.jpg)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_pruning-fir2.jpg)

Growing faster than spruce in diameter. Taking out any fir with weird shapes in the but log or bugs. This section thinned in 2007.

The photo in previous post with the aspen shows spruce.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: B.C.C. Lapp on May 10, 2021, 04:55:34 PM
It snowed here yesterday. Heavy and wet.  Broke some limbs and shrubs down because some leaves are already out.
Today is sunny and 20 degrees warmer.   Western Pa. dont like the weather, wait a few hours.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 10, 2021, 06:02:02 PM
Wonder what do those balsams look like now?
A lot like this, that's pruned 12 feet. They are deeper in the woodlot past the old field.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_pruning-fir3.jpg)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_pruning-fir2.jpg)

Growing faster than spruce in diameter. Taking out any fir with weird shapes in the but log or bugs. This section thinned in 2007.

The photo in previous post with the aspen shows spruce.
Makes me excited to see mine in 15 years! Theres one in my yard I can almost watch grow! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 10, 2021, 07:12:26 PM
50 acres by summer!!! I can't even do 5. I have lots and lots of blow down, than the dead trees, than the tree that don't look good, than the fir trees. Fir don't grow good on my land, so just about every small one I come to, it gets cut.
Heck, I've been working on a ONE acre hodgepodge stand of White Pine and am overwhelmed 
with culls. Glad I only have 25 acres to tend to. Better yet, glad some of it is hard to get to.
I'll admit I am getting old and slow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 10, 2021, 11:20:16 PM
I reach a lot of my ground by buggy trails and an old winter road on my Ranger. The trails aren't for racing on, up and over and around dips. :D A lot less expensive then roads, and gets the job done. ;D I cut my stumps low in the trails.

A few black flies around yesterday, but not biting yet. Just looking over the menu. ;)

Rain coming for next two days and rather cool.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 11, 2021, 02:47:31 AM
I was basically choking on black flies yesterday planting seedlings. Youd hear me violently gag BLAH hawk a spit ball to get them out followed by some cussing and flailing my arms around my head  :D We get rain today 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 11, 2021, 04:32:57 AM
A bug net eliminates all that. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 11, 2021, 04:40:39 AM
Weve been over this SD  :D I HATE the feeling of that nylon. I dont know how to explain it, makes me crawl in my skin, it isnt so bad, I usually have myself dressed up With a ball cap old shirt under the hat to protect my neck and sunglassss to hold the shirt to my temples and keep bugs out of my eyes. I just half
To be careful breathing through mouth  :D


Oh I checked the weather and the rain isnt coming now?? Ill take
It. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 11, 2021, 05:27:31 AM
Wife has the whole bug suit!!! Yep, pants, jacket and hood. Them critters are bad. I am not a big man. I have to carry around a 50 pound rock so the flies don't carry me off!!!
Heat wave at 45. Leaves are really coming out now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 11, 2021, 10:56:43 AM
Yeah, the rain is slowly approaching here, not wet yet, but inevitable I think. I was cutting firewood this morning, some aspen in bad shape. Sometimes dead wood 20 feet up from a canker, be dead by summer's end. A couple black flies around but no bites. Only 54F I think. Going back up to split some rounds after dinner with the Collins. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 12, 2021, 04:01:51 AM
She's been wet here since 5:00 pm last night, she came down hard and fast there for a awhile then levelled off to a slow steady rain all night and still going.  A bit on to cold side, 40F. Might tame them little black .... ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Jim_Rogers on May 12, 2021, 09:21:39 AM
Raining here in NC today. But that doesn't matter much as we can't go anywhere with this gas shortage situation.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 12, 2021, 09:55:25 AM
Raining here in NC today. But that doesn't matter much as we can't go anywhere with this gas shortage situation.

Jim Rogers
Heard of shortages near the metro area, Suspect that will reflect the numbers at the pumps, perfect, more rise in cost of living!  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 13, 2021, 06:12:18 AM
I have 36
@woodroe (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=12647), you below freezing?
In North Jay, on Route 2 and 4, by the blinking light, just North of the store I work at, had just about the same temps as you did about a week ago. One of my friends stopped in to see me and we was talking about. This friend is almost within seeing distance of the store and said he is quite often 8-10 colder than me.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 13, 2021, 06:21:48 AM
34* here. Glad we missed a frosty night, apples are blooming.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 13, 2021, 07:08:08 AM
Calling for frost tonight I might hold off for a few more days in my veggie garden
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 13, 2021, 04:31:57 PM
Was frost on the windshield and white frost like snow down in the low field. Looked like snow. No blossoms out yet except pin cherry, red elder and serviceberry bushes. No apples or plums yet, but the little plum has been sitting idle for a week because the blooms are elongated, just not opened up. Too cold. ;D Apples don't usually bloom until the first week of June around here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 13, 2021, 04:56:59 PM
Beautiful out right now, 72 where I am Inland and slight breeze, swarms of black flies. Grounds getting really dry, spent the day making a 4x20 garden bed, cut small growth, pick axe stumps rocks etc, have it nice and churned, just cut some logs and notched them to nail together To make 4x20 box (yes I know they will rot lol ). Gonna drop some seeds in early tomorrow morning when it’s cool/before the black flies wake up :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 13, 2021, 06:11:46 PM
Black flies was so cold they was crawling up under my hard hat just to keep warm. Not one bite. ;D

Barely 60F here today, we had afternoon showers. Clearing now and going to be frost tomorrow I suspects.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 13, 2021, 06:33:08 PM
Black flies was so cold they was crawling up under my hard hat just to keep warm. Not one bite. ;D

Barely 60F here today, we had afternoon showers. Clearing now and going to be frost tomorrow I suspects.
Sorry to hear that  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 14, 2021, 06:12:34 AM
Heat wave here at 50 this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 14, 2021, 06:20:38 AM
Woke up 2 hours late  :D I guess swinging a pick axe all day in dry heat with black flies picking at you gasses you. Back at er, pitter patter. 70 today i suspect(they calling for 65 but Im always warmer here) And sun light breeze 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on May 14, 2021, 11:39:53 AM
The forecast is 24C for today, high 70's for y'all down south. Trees are in bloom and farmers are planting but it is dry, we have had little rain. It is supposed to get wet next week but who knows how much.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 14, 2021, 04:38:48 PM
Sunny and 64F here. Got the lawn mowed for the first run. ;D I don't think we will hit 70F for a few more days, constant cool north wind. Overcast and spotty showers for the weekend.

Ready to stick them onions in tomorrow morning before the flies warm up. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 14, 2021, 05:51:07 PM
Sunny and 64F here. Got the lawn mowed for the first run. ;D I don't think we will hit 70F for a few more days, constant cool north wind. Overcast and spotty showers for the weekend.

Ready to stick them onions in tomorrow morning before the flies warm up. ;D
I accepted fate and bought a bug net :D black flies are swarming and aggressively biting. With the chainsaw its not bad because they just fly around the exhaust port of that but been gardening last few days... 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 14, 2021, 05:53:21 PM
When the wind comes from the North (in warmer months)we typically get warmer air since it has to travel through bay of funds over the valley etc, been warmest part of province last few weeks.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 14, 2021, 06:07:55 PM
I've definitely used a bug net around the gardens, but tomorrow morning in the low thirties they will be frozen  in time long enough for me to poke in onions. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 16, 2021, 05:58:30 AM
Got another heatwave temp this morning, almost 50. Maybe I can put my stocking hat away?  ;D  Those low 30's mornings don't last long. By 8 or 9, it warms up quick.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 16, 2021, 06:48:32 AM
70s and possibly a 80 degree day on tap all this week.
Blackflies will be ferocious at those temps.
Wood Ticks have become a daily nuisance as well.
Been beautiful here weather wise. Apples are abuzz in bees and full bloom.
1st hand full of Asparagus from the garden couple days back, mmmmm good . 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 16, 2021, 07:02:06 AM
It hit 72 here yesterday afternoon and we had a heavy shower after dark. Looks like sun for a couple days. I don't see any 70's and 80's forecast up here. Mid to upper 60's for us, Houlton radio never mentioned it anyway.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 16, 2021, 09:15:49 AM
Hit 75 here yesterday probably be close to that today, no rain, just sun in the forecast
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 16, 2021, 01:47:51 PM
Today, they have a longer range forecast and looks like mid 70's for Wednesday. I think today it will be 70 on the porch here, but that is not actual temp because the porch holds the heat in the afternoon, just a screened porch. I was in the woods earlier it it felt like 60'ish at 12:30. Had the bug net on. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 16, 2021, 01:51:22 PM
This might be the first thunder shower of the year. Them black flies are full bore wide open.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 16, 2021, 03:21:35 PM
This might be the first thunder shower of the year. Them black flies are full bore wide open.
They were calling for a chance of thunder showers on the radio, really
Hope it hits us too
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 16, 2021, 03:38:52 PM
Well.........our first big thunderstorm of summer is on it's way from Maine. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 16, 2021, 04:16:11 PM
So hot out had to pause on the pick axe work. Dont want heat stroke, cause I feels it coming on. I cant believe its this warm early mid may
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on May 16, 2021, 07:22:41 PM
lots of black rolling clouds, some sprinkles and downpours.  worked on my  sprinkler system today.  had to retrofit a manifold and replace the pump.  about the time I got it done,  a big downpour.  I could barely tell if the sprinklers were on, due to the rain.  I was so wet, that when I saw a duck walking in the driveway, I tried to get  a pic, and my phone would not swipe.  lots of thunder and distant lightning, ozone.  awwww Kansas!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 17, 2021, 04:31:39 AM
I read black rolling clouds and thought black flies at first  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on May 17, 2021, 08:03:19 AM
it has been cool so not to many flies or mosquitoes.  anyone seeing locusts?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 17, 2021, 03:47:07 PM
Locust? Or did you mean cicadas? This is year 17, when some of them are to emerge. :)

Got to 70 F here and black flies in clouds today and they's a chew'n. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 17, 2021, 05:13:01 PM
Some thunder rumbles in the distance, warm 70s.
Can confirm blackflies are chewin'. 
When they are history the deerflies will take over the chewin'.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 17, 2021, 05:32:15 PM
Some thunder rumbles in the distance, warm 70s.
Can confirm blackflies are chewin'.
When they are history the deerflies will take over the chewin'.  ;D
Around here it’s blackfly> mosquito>deer fly
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on May 17, 2021, 08:14:23 PM
what ever, either one what is the difference.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 18, 2021, 03:38:32 AM
what ever, either one what is the difference.  
Have you n been bitten by a deer fly? Big difference doc  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 18, 2021, 03:48:02 AM
We need rain badly, only sun in the forecast until Saturday, hope we get a thundershower or something, will start at 6am to beat the heat so I can get another garden bed torn up, kale, cauliflower mostly for this one
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 18, 2021, 03:48:26 AM
Just a Tuuuuuuuuesday afternoooooon. (well Monday :D ) A reference to the Moody Blues song. ;)

Yes, we had a thunderstorm with hail and heavy rain to go along with it for good measure. :D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/quarter-hail-May17-2021.jpg)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/quarter-inch-hail-May17-202.jpg)

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/rain-hail-May17-2021.jpg)

Quarter inch hail May,17 2021 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XPswo-vpVs)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 18, 2021, 06:14:23 PM
Had 3 short burst showers here, enough to interfere with screening topsoil. ::) Cleared out now, 68F today.

Going to be heading into the 80's Thursday-Friday, but weekend showers going to drop temps into the 60's for a few days. Way too early for hot. Surely won't need AC for another couple weeks. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 19, 2021, 06:12:36 AM
Dropped about 2 droplets here, looked like it was gonna pour but then the sun came back out, getting toyed with, we need this rain dang it!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 19, 2021, 03:56:41 PM
Got the soil hauled this afternoon, the fella drove out by the house. I had got off work early and was mowing. He said I'm coming with your soil. I said walk'er to'er. 12 loads in 2 hrs. ;D

Got to 69F today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on May 19, 2021, 09:50:49 PM
Predicting a little snow up on my cabin property tomorrow. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 20, 2021, 04:37:13 AM
Been 70-75 and sunny not a drop of rain all week and none forecasted. Forest fire 10km away. No wind and its on the other size of a lake/river system. Hoping it doesnt spread .
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 21, 2021, 03:03:33 PM
I think it was a little above 80F until the thunderstorms moved in, dropped back to mid 70's. :) Going to be in the upper 50's by Monday. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 21, 2021, 03:12:54 PM
77 here today cooling off now 72. Sun made feel hotter, Forrest fire of 100 hectares a few miles  away is 50% contained now. Doesnt expect it to spread more, was worried and still a little, calling for bits of rain tomorrow 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 21, 2021, 03:23:05 PM
Calling for showers here all weekend, not steady rain. But if thunder showers, they can dump some water. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 22, 2021, 05:56:48 AM
Foggy and damp this morning, rain suppose to start, come on rain! Everything needs it
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 22, 2021, 05:58:31 AM
Yes on the rain.
Looks like we are headed for some high 70's and 80's temps. Cooler shirts will be worn.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 22, 2021, 06:53:03 AM
By Monday morning you'll have the jacket on with 60's for temps. :D I think Tuesday-Wednesday will be warm, but rain Wednesday and a cooling down into 60's rest of the week.

Showery weather here now. Not suppose to be a steady rain, and ain't so far.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 22, 2021, 07:56:18 AM
By Monday morning you'll have the jacket on with 60's for temps. :D I think Tuesday-Wednesday will be warm, but rain Wednesday and a cooling down into 60's rest of the week.

Showery weather here now. Not suppose to be a steady rain, and ain't so far.
Thats perfect temperature for working in the woods anyway. Put a jacket on work for 10 mins and it comes off lol . Cool down quickly when take break too
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 22, 2021, 07:38:56 PM
Early heat wave today 85* w/ humidity to boot. I guess its a reminder that AC season
is approaching. Dry too. Need to have a rain dance.    
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 22, 2021, 08:04:14 PM
So it sprinkled but not enough to wet the ground really. Calling for showers Tomorrow but maybe Mother Nature will toy with me again
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 22, 2021, 09:23:01 PM
swampdonkey I will ride the wave while I can.  ;D  Not even 10 days ago I had a stocking hat on first thing in the morning. That is at 5:30 am not 9 am by the way.  ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 23, 2021, 03:00:20 AM
We had some heavy downpours throughout the day here, water running over land. But, just up the road closer to the mountain was a lot more rain, a good soaking up there. Even the woods road up by the woodlot is slimy wet. The mosquitoes really love that wet humid air up there. I had to put the bug net on when going for a walk out the bike trail. I did here my first bittern of the year down in the beaver pond.

Crazy sounding bird, he has to gulp to make his call. ;D Click on some of the other calls below this one. I'm used to the 2nd call.

American Bittern Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Bittern/sounds)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 23, 2021, 03:56:16 AM
Well we got lots of rain while I was sleeping, puddles everywhere, good! 
I have been usin  a bug net a lot lately but I need to use long sleeves and gloves with it or it bothers me(the feeling of the netting) 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 23, 2021, 04:55:55 AM
Yes we need rain here too. Wife mowed the wet hole as we call it. Some years she can not mow it until mid June, because that area is too wet and she will get stuck in the mud. This area is fed by at least 2 springs.
I have 64 all ready at 5 in the morning.
Might even get the tomatoes in today. Kinda late for us. Most years we get things in early. At least I don't have to worry about frost, so much. But saying that, probably about 15 years ago we had a frost about June 4-5. I can remember because we had a greenhouse and we was selling stuff. Many came back to buy tomatoes plants.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 23, 2021, 05:10:03 AM
Yes we need rain here too. Wife mowed the wet hole as we call it. Some years she can not mow it until mid June, because that area is too wet and she will get stuck in the mud. This area is fed by at least 2 springs.
I have 64 all ready at 5 in the morning.
Might even get the tomatoes in today. Kinda late for us. Most years we get things in early. At least I don't have to worry about frost, so much. But saying that, probably about 15 years ago we had a frost about June 4-5. I can remember because we had a greenhouse and we was selling stuff. Many came back to buy tomatoes plants.
This is my first year going big on a garden. It’s about 30x15 ft . Kale, radish, lettuce, yellow bell peppers, cucumber, green peas, yellow pea/beans, cauliflower,tomatoes,  so I’m pretty invested in the weather this year and also hoping no frost  ;D. Cost of living I’ve decided to try to save any money where I can, I’m not sure how good of crops I will get, the soil is sandy loam with a good forrest duff layer and sheep manure tilled up. Have yet to set the trellis netting or deer netting but that won’t take too long
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 23, 2021, 08:46:53 AM
I got three loads of loam spread around here and the water came. It's really coming down good. :)

It was 64F here at 3:00 am.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 23, 2021, 08:57:26 AM
I got three loads of loam spread around here and the water came. It's really coming down good. :)

It was 64F here at 3:00 am.
We get that same storm system
Later today. Looks like heavy rain
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on May 23, 2021, 10:50:05 AM
Its a roller coaster foe 3 days had the AC going and now I'm ready for a small fire :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 23, 2021, 02:04:59 PM
1-1/3" rain this morning. Clearing now and stiff wind from the north. Dropped down into 50's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 23, 2021, 04:32:08 PM
Rain just started coming down hard was sunny and 76 2 hours ago
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 24, 2021, 06:02:16 AM
35* this morn. Hummingbird at the feeder appears to be shivering a little. 
We had a 2 minute downpour yesterday, 1st rain in weeks it seems.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 24, 2021, 06:14:17 AM
Do they make heated humming bird feeders?  :D
Yes on the shower.  :(  We got a shower at home, a few days ago, nothing at work, as you know 15 minutes away.
A bit cool this morning. 
No cooler shirt this morning. ;D
I digging grass out of one corner of the garden. Sure is dry.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 24, 2021, 10:33:22 AM
Everything here is saturated. I can't move top soil for another day. ::) I did move some Ranger dump bed loads of soil on rough patches though and seeded down. The rest I have to push around with the tractor and use the Ranger and a weighted pallet to smooth it up since the tractor will just pack it to much. We have been lucky the last 4 weeks to get 1 to 2" every week. I hope it keeps on all summer, won't have to haul water. :) The grass I leave go where the old barn sat is now chest high where there is some soil, sorta ledgy there. But below the garden is deep loam, grass is tall in there as raspberry canes. I notice the bobolinks around the tall grass looking for a home. The R2D2 bird. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 26, 2021, 05:19:21 AM
Raining again, just a very light one. 60F before daylight. Going to get colder for the rest of the week. ;)

edit: Well, here it is about 7:00 am and the rain is done. Going to be 80F today and breezy, but end in thunderstorms tonight bringing in cold air.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 26, 2021, 06:57:56 AM
80 today theyre saying. I check the garden and one cucumber just sprouted! Better be no frost from now!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on May 26, 2021, 07:17:48 PM
Gonna shoot the weather gueser talking frost to night and s--w tomorrow >:(
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 26, 2021, 07:34:25 PM
Cucumbers , peas and radish have sprouted. Im committed now! No frost!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 26, 2021, 07:38:53 PM
Didnt quite reach 80 here today, probably 70 at the hottest point. Very windy. 2 hours east had much more heat
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 26, 2021, 09:04:25 PM
It will rain now!!! I watered the garden with a sprinkler can. I used about 14 gallons. Water is right by the garden, but still have to carry it a good 20 feet. I just went up and down the rows. She planted some basil and broccoli too. Onions, both yellow and red.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on May 26, 2021, 10:32:44 PM
poss. tornado, rain, and hail tonight, might sleep in a hammock in the yard.  beautiful Kansas weather! 8)   :)  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 26, 2021, 11:13:46 PM
High of 44 today with a strong north wind. Frost the next 2 nights. Hopefully that's the last of it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 27, 2021, 05:35:40 AM
Reached 82F here and 60 % RH. The skies let loose in the afternoon off and on until midnight. Needless to say it made everything damp. We never had any thunderstorms nor wind here in the change over. When it rained it came hard. :D But hey, the seed I did have down is sprouted now. ;)  Gotta wait a day or two to smooth out the rest of the new mud with the Ranger and a pallet drag. Red neck landscaping.  ;D

62F here this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 27, 2021, 05:53:35 AM
A visitor in the potato field beside my house this morning. Young and foolish. ;D


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/youngmoose_May27-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622109179)


https://youtu.be/QAAkaZfwmpA  (https://youtu.be/QAAkaZfwmpA)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 27, 2021, 05:57:01 AM
A visitor in the potato field beside my house this morning. Young and foolish. ;D


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/youngmoose_May27-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622109179)


https://youtu.be/QAAkaZfwmpA  (https://youtu.be/QAAkaZfwmpA)
He got so much field he doesnt even know what to do with himself! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 27, 2021, 05:33:25 PM
Couldn't drag mud, so I took apart my barn door and salvaged any good boards and rebuilt with some new. Slapped on some paint, good for another 15 years I hope. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 27, 2021, 08:19:43 PM
Frosty this morning here, few miles inland it was more of a freeze. Same again tonight. Flowers around the house don't look too good today. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2021, 04:05:04 AM
35F here on the porch, nippy. ;D Probably 32F at ground level. Gotta put some water on the grapes in case they got bit, that often saves your plants. Before the sun hits them though. ;D  Might give mother's new bleeding heart a watering to. They are a succulent plant.

Yesterday I put in two new Canada red rhubarb buds, lots of manure around them, so they should be fine in the cool air. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 28, 2021, 04:19:17 AM
We didnt get hit by frost even though we had warning. It was surprising mild when I woke up almost 50. The garden is looking good, only a couple rows left to sprout 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on May 28, 2021, 07:16:59 AM
Certainly strange weather. It was in the 90's the other day, last night it hit 48 and the temp is not predicted to go much over 55 today and 50 tomorrow. Up where I'll be harvesting mushroom logs its gonna be 48 today and 44 tomorrow. AT least I won't be sweating too much. ;D  Kind of glad I didn't put in the garden yet.
 Weird.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2021, 10:20:13 AM
A cool May and early June with possible frost is normal for us. 80's plus ain't. ;D

The ash here are way behind the maples. Growing in low ground they easily get bit by frost if out too soon. I've seen new growth turned black on ash. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2021, 10:32:08 AM
The grapes did get a little burnt for sure. I think the water kept them from becoming a total loss. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 28, 2021, 09:09:24 PM
The heats on. House was about 67. No big deal. I doubt it hit the mid 60's today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 29, 2021, 05:43:34 AM
Got to 59F on the porch by 5:00 pm, it was only 44F at noon. Cooool for sure. ;D

Did get the mud spread with the Ranger and pallet drag. Spreading grass seed this morning while the flies are froze up. ;D

38F this morning on the porch, don't see any frost in the grass. :)  I have a butternut seedling that did get bit yesterday, leaves black.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on May 29, 2021, 09:56:11 AM
Well it is miserable snotty cold rainy here today again. So far we have over 2" of rain and it's 44 right now. North of here where I should be cutting today it's just 38 with nearly the same rain and I blew the day off. No fun setting up in this mess and not knowing the ground conditions yet, it might be a no-go anyway. As much as I need to get going, I will have to sit on my hands another day or two. It will all get done at some point.
 The rain is supposed to drop off in another hour or two, but tomorrow we get another round of about an inch. This is killing me, but what are you gonna do?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 29, 2021, 10:43:11 AM
Looks like we will get some of that tomorrow, the sky is closing in. Only 50F here now at noon.

Got the grass all sewed. 8)

Got 4 bottles of fresh rhubarb juice bottled up to.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/rhubarb-aide-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622306563)


Watch'n the bluebirds flit around the next boxes, 1 pair of birds. I think a house wren took over the swallow box. It seems to have killed one egg and I also found a dead adult tree swallow after that last rain. They sure have a tough time nesting here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 29, 2021, 11:14:09 AM
27 and froze this morning. Hasn't made it above 50 in 4 days now I think. But we are supposed to warm up a tad now to more seasonable levels.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 29, 2021, 09:43:03 PM
Heat is still on here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 30, 2021, 04:29:50 AM
Heat is still on here.
Stove is roaring. 48 this morning. High wind, more cold rain, yay. Im trying to finish the netting around my garden before the deer get to it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 30, 2021, 05:19:53 AM
The juice looks good.
I have 38.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: bitternut on May 30, 2021, 06:30:12 AM
Bright sunshine this morning on the southern shore of Lake Ontario with zero wind. My weather station next to my orchard located 250' from the water's edge shows a minimum temp of 35.3 F. Close to a frost but no cigar fortunately for my fruit trees. I imagine my woods 100 miles south experienced a heavy frost.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 30, 2021, 07:20:59 AM
Old fashion Memorial weekend on tap , cool and damp.
Use to spend them up in the bush fishing, camping. Could throw a rock and hit Quebec.
The Blackflies always bit more than the fish did although some Blueback Trout were taken.
Wood stove going two mornings in a row now.
Looking forward to some very much needed rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 30, 2021, 07:37:31 AM
40F this morning. No rain has entered the area yet, but it will be coming. Help that new grass seed. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 30, 2021, 09:34:28 AM
40F this morning. No rain has entered the area yet, but it will be coming. Help that new grass seed. ;D
Steady light rain here, haint stopping this fella, if I dont do it it dont get done!!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on May 30, 2021, 07:28:41 PM
high 40's this afternoon in NH. Been raining since about lunch time, about 1 1/8in at last check on the gauge.  I lit the stove before lunch, I thought I was done with the stove for a bit :-\, guess not!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 30, 2021, 08:26:04 PM
Got the burgers and dogs off the grill, sitting inside talking, and the rain came around 2:00. It's a cold rain at 45. Finally getting the rain you guys have been talking about.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 31, 2021, 04:28:23 AM
Certainly wet here and coming down good, not that mist stuff. I've got the rain gauge up now after I got the lawn fixed up.

Boss said yesterday someone got fined by DNR for a brush pile burn and province in red for fire conditions. I said hard to believe that, we had 2" of rain here every week in May. ::) When I planted rhubarb Friday in the garden the ground was wet enough to make a mud ball. :-\ It did dry on top of bare ground, but not sand dry down in. Even where the Ranger crossed old lawn when spreading dirt, the mud was firm and damp. Get 2 dry days and we are in red? ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 31, 2021, 04:32:12 AM
Well to be honest Im not a fan of working out in cold rain, but here it is, cold and raining again. Glad I powered through the last 2 rain days as this would be the 3rd straight I would of cancelled outdoors. You aint stopping me!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on May 31, 2021, 06:22:55 AM
It's still a raining!! We need it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 31, 2021, 07:12:24 AM
1/2" rain so far this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on May 31, 2021, 08:58:25 AM
Still wet this am. Checked the rain gauge again, just shy of an inch. That puts us at 2in since Fri afternoon.  We really needed the rain, bad!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 31, 2021, 10:34:41 AM
Just about on 3/4" here now, still going strong. She's a soaker. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 31, 2021, 03:49:56 PM
Between the freezing nights and no rain in a couple weeks and nothing in the forecast the grass is burning up and turning brown. This is new territory for me to be in a severe drought in May and thinking about selling off some cattle and buying in my winters hay. Never in my years have I had to worry about such things in May, usually those are July/August concerns.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on May 31, 2021, 03:59:43 PM
Between the freezing nights and no rain in a couple weeks and nothing in the forecast the grass is burning up and turning brown. This is new territory for me to be in a severe drought in May and thinking about selling off some cattle and buying in my winters hay. Never in my years have I had to worry about such things in May, usually those are July/August concerns.
We even had a may forrest fire here which is not common, a July aug thing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 31, 2021, 04:00:26 PM
I here ya. Last year was unheard of for us, no rain at all. All we had was fine mist out of big dark clouds all summer until October. We have a normal spring this year with no 90's heat for a change, unlike the last 4 years. Could care less if it got much warmer than 80F for 2 or 3 days every 2 weeks and dropped back to 70's. Rain every 3 or 4 days. :)  I've got grass about chest high where the soil is deeper, not so on shallow shale spots. Rocks ain't enough, need shale to. :D ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 31, 2021, 04:52:35 PM
Our forest fire season is usually from snow melt until green up. By now fire danger has usually passed. We are in extreme fire danger now with absolutely no burning allowed.

I've mowed lawn once this year and that was 2 weeks ago. Only thing growing out there is a few dandelions. Even ditches and low areas with reed canary grass (which is often 4 foot high by now) are only 6 to 8" tall.

Neighbor is logging Cedar ground which is unheard of anytime of the year but -30 with 4 foot of snow froze down.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on May 31, 2021, 06:10:52 PM
That drought business can be psychologically draining. Dealt with it last summer (bad one) and was
starting to worry again already this year but fortunately picked up 1" of slow rain
over the last 24hrs.  
Next week predicting a couple days in the mid 90s. Will be putting the window AC unit in early this year.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 01, 2021, 05:25:45 PM
Last year I had the AC in the last week of May, 90's hit then. This year maybe this weekend, but I got garden seed to plant to, so we'll see. Never reached 70F here today.

We did get a solid 1" out of that rain and suppose to see showers on a couple days this week. The woods here is full of water where I worked today, one ditch on the road is like a 4 foot deep mote, you can't see bottom in coffee-like water. ;D

The new grass is sprouting.  Glad to have finished up the lawn work before June and before the heat. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 02, 2021, 04:34:53 AM
Summer is finally coming through, think we had our last cold snap Monday and the weekend. Just avoided the frost! Cucumbers and green peas are about 2 inches tall now, kale, lettuce sprouted 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 03, 2021, 04:52:18 PM
Expecting some rain and showers tonight. I had a little time after work to put the AC in. The long range shows it cooling back to the 60's by next Friday, but not cooling off a lot at night. Only going to be hot for 3 days. ;)

Was 68F today, no sun. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 03, 2021, 05:12:11 PM
Black fly......little black fly...

Blackfly - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f389hIxZAOc)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 04, 2021, 09:51:48 AM
Now to top it off the next 4 days temps are forecast in the upper 90s and they say it could hit 100 in spots. We haven't seen a triple digit high temp in nearly 10 years and never in June let alone the first week of June. 

We've had hot years and drought years but never this bad this early. Seems crazy to live 1/2 mile from the largest body of freshwater on the planet and be burning up in a drought. O well can't change it so just have to adapt. Sell cows off so we can make it thru summer on pasture and hopefully make enough hay to get thru the winter is about all we can do.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 04, 2021, 11:53:14 AM
Now to top it off the next 4 days temps are forecast in the upper 90s and they say it could hit 100 in spots. We haven't seen a triple digit high temp in nearly 10 years and never in June let alone the first week of June.

We've had hot years and drought years but never this bad this early. Seems crazy to live 1/2 mile from the largest body of freshwater on the planet and be burning up in a drought. O well can't change it so just have to adapt. Sell cows off so we can make it thru summer on pasture and hopefully make enough hay to get thru the winter is about all we can do.
Were getting those temps too Monday and Tuesday apparently. Im gonna try to knock off the bulk of work I need done over the weekend. Its raining hard today suppose to stop soon. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 04, 2021, 06:07:52 PM
Had a couple showers this afternoon when planting garden, but not much to it. Reached 80F by late afternoon when sun peeked out, it was 70F for most of the day because of clouds. Clearing out now. It's not yet humid, it's quite dry air. Monday is suppose to be hot and very humid, 90's they are saying. Been the norm here the last 4 years as far as 90's early. It's just a week later. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 06, 2021, 02:43:29 PM
Well it is 85 here at the moment. Super high uv index. I started picking away at this pile of dirt I want gone and used it to fill parts of the driveway. Started at 6 made it til 11 and am waiting until after 6 to get a couple more hours in. I *DanG near fainted in the heat. Calls for 90 Monday with high humidity. Will try to rise up early start around 5 and take mid day off  :D
On another note the balsam stand I thinner last summer is responding amazingly well, I have 1 white spruce in the mix too, thats doin the best, with about 2 foot of growth already
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 06, 2021, 03:35:15 PM
100 degrees today and dry as a popcorn fart. Extreme fire danger. Supposed to cool back tomorrow but no rain in sight.

So hot that swimming in 48 degree lake superior wasn't too bad.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 06, 2021, 04:52:42 PM
Reached 78F here today, still dry air, out of the north. Had some water last night but not a soaker, just a trace. Was nice breeze until after dinner when the breeze stopped. It was nice all day on the porch. Put the cot out there for the summer.

Going to hit lower 90's tomorrow here, be headed out to the bush early for thinning. Up until now been just mapping ground. Good first day to get broke in, nice and hot. :-\

I see carrots breaking ground in the garden. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 07, 2021, 05:38:53 AM
I have 70 this morning and no carrots breaking the ground yet. I just got them in last week. Cukes ain't even up yet. Any day on them things.
A warm one again today, maybe mid 90's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 07, 2021, 02:07:13 PM
I slept on the porch last night and it was 68F between midnight and 3:00 am. I got up then to get ready for work. Got to work at 5:30 am and put in 7 hrs. I had to run to the shop with the saw, took out the drive shaft.....on 3rd tank. But finished what I could stand by 12:30 with my old Stihl 560. ;D

AC is definitely on. :D  Was 89F here a moment ago, by 4:00 pm  it will be the hottest.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on June 07, 2021, 02:30:25 PM
95 on the porch spring loaded thermometer 2 days in a row.
Outside work on hold till Thursday probably when it gets back into the 70s.
AC is working hard. Bad air quality alert till evening.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 07, 2021, 03:11:01 PM
Yeah I started at 530 and made it 5 hours. Evenings are still too hot even. Deer flies are out and buzzing around yer head
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 08, 2021, 04:53:54 AM
Much less scorcher here today(knock on wood), we are literally the only place in N.S. to not be boiling today thanks to the stiff southern breeze off the ocean, should see 75 here today, just 30-45 min down the road, 90!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 08, 2021, 05:23:08 AM
I have 72 out at almost 5.30 am. 
Work was HOT. All that pavement makes it hard to breath!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 08, 2021, 01:23:17 PM
It was 75F here at 3:00 am this morning. At 2:00 pm here it is 86F today. Going to cool down every day the rest of the week to mid 60's by Friday. Big cold front sliding down across the St Lawrence tonight. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 08, 2021, 02:21:34 PM
It was 75F here at 3:00 am this morning. At 2:00 pm here it is 86F today. Going to cool down every day the rest of the week to mid 60's by Friday. Big cold front sliding down across the St Lawrence tonight. ;D
OH SD thank you for this. I have been so busy I have not been studying the forecast as I usually do and thought we were in that June cycle with very hot temps everyday and thunderstorms in the afternoon. I bout died in the heat yesterday with the chainsaw pants all day. I took today as a planned rest day and that is just what I am doing: Hydrating and resting.
 Tomorrow it should still be hot, but after that I now see, thanks to your pointer, that it will be cooling off a bit. We are getting steady rain here now that cooled it off a bit. About a half hour ago I sent Barge a text warning him that it was imminent any minute. ;D If I were up there today I likely would have gotten nailed just as I was considering packing it in for the day. The cooler weather will be a welcome relief, even on a 70 day I sweat my butt off, at 90 I can hardly breath doing that heavy work.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 09, 2021, 05:47:20 AM
66 this morning. Friday high is not even 70.  :o  Should not be this hot now. 
Looks like we had a shower in the night. We need it!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on June 09, 2021, 05:58:40 AM
Yes we do cfarm, and did.
We got rocked with a line of T storms overnight. SD's predicted cold front moving through.
Picked up 2.5 " rain in some heavy downpours.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Greenie on June 09, 2021, 07:40:59 AM
Not a drop of rain at my location in Bangor since June 3rd. There were storms east and south this morning but they all missed us. Looking at Accuweather's radar look ahead maybe the last chance of rain today will be around 9:00am.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 09, 2021, 07:44:38 AM
Rains just starting here, like clockwork we always get exactly what c farm gets except..3-6 hr delay
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 09, 2021, 05:17:33 PM
We never had a drop of rain, no wind and not even a clap. Clear as a bell here.

Got to 75F today. :)

Weather apps says rain next Mon-Wed, we'll see. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 09, 2021, 07:43:17 PM
8th day in a row of highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s with 60s and 70s at night (one night the low was 86). Not a drop of rain in weeks. Everything is burning up, leaves are wilting on the trees. Extreme fire danger thankfully there haven't been any fires popping up.

Sold the first round of cows yesterday. By the looks of things sell off a good majority of the rest before long.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 10, 2021, 05:13:57 AM
chevytaHOE5674,selling? retiring?
58 here now at 5:15 am.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 10, 2021, 05:32:01 AM
Solar eclipse here. I cant capture a good enough photo with this phone 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on June 10, 2021, 06:34:34 AM
8th day in a row of highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s with 60s and 70s at night (one night the low was 86). Not a drop of rain in weeks. Everything is burning up, leaves are wilting on the trees. Extreme fire danger thankfully there haven't been any fires popping up.

Sold the first round of cows yesterday. By the looks of things sell off a good majority of the rest before long.
Well that all totally suks. The worst part of droughts are there is absolutely nothing anyone can do
about it. I feel for ya.
We went from 90 late yesterday to 60 in a matter of a few hours. Didn't that cool air pouring in feel good.
Down to near 50 this morning and some good getting outside work done daytime temps ahead for at least a week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 10, 2021, 06:36:03 AM
Long ways from retirement... But there is nothing growing to feed the cows so they have to find homes elsewhere. No pastures for summer and no hay growing for winter. Genetic lines that have taken years to develop will end up in someone's freezer.

Same story for many guys around the upper Midwest. Markets are flooded with nice cattle at cheap prices. Worse the drought gets the more people sell down the cheaper the price gets. Double kick to the nuts.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 10, 2021, 09:40:21 PM
That's too bad to see your hard work end up in a freezer before it's time.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 11, 2021, 04:25:52 AM
Barely escaped frost last night, its cold!!! 68 later 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 11, 2021, 07:15:22 AM
Probably was a little below 50 last night. I have the heat on!! House is at 68. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 11, 2021, 12:14:31 PM
It was 46F here at the house. But out in the outback where I'm thinning the toe of my strip is at the bottom of a hill. The little maples were covered in frost down there. ;D

I finished up the week with over 5 acres of plantation cut, plus we got an extra $100 a ha on this block for thick hardwood, we was just told. Some of the guys had a bunch of other strips cut, so I was tease'm about their big bonus cheques their going to get for the other areas. I call'm 'the money men". First time I called them that I got an earful. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 12, 2021, 05:27:22 AM
44!!!  That will smarten them black flies up some.  :D
But suppose to warm up to the mid 70's today. Yesterday was a cool day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 12, 2021, 06:03:40 AM
They will be back as soon as the sun hits the ground! Relentless buggers. Im getting no see ums now inside my house 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 12, 2021, 06:06:19 AM
52F here on the porch. The mosquitoes was out when I walked around the gardens. :D

No-see-ums inside the house? I thought they only got into the fishing camp? :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 14, 2021, 06:28:56 AM
52F here on the porch. The mosquitoes was out when I walked around the gardens. :D

No-see-ums inside the house? I thought they only got into the fishing camp? :D
I live out in the boonies lol i can throw a rock and hit the river from my front steps. Might as well be fishing 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 14, 2021, 01:49:45 PM
Yep, fishing camp. ;D ;)

I have not seen a midge since early May, down on a grassy wet corner of a block, clouds of them.

Been mid 70's last few days. Dry and windy, possible showers tonight. :-\
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on June 14, 2021, 04:17:05 PM
Wind out of the south, hooks in their mouth. Old time fishing lore.
Heard it in the Allagash on Chamberalin Lake at Nugent's sporting camps.
Some rain on the way. Good fishin weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 14, 2021, 09:21:44 PM
The rain is here!!
I hope it rains all night!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 15, 2021, 04:43:37 AM
The rain is here!!
I hope it rains all night!!
Hahaha like clockwork! Here it woke me up it came down so hard. I also had a black bear visitor I had to go outside and chase off, it was trying to get into my shed in which I keep a couple garbage bags of trash at any given time. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 15, 2021, 04:35:00 PM
What we did get wasn't much so far here, 1/10" maybe. Might get some heavier rain tonight off and on they said. Was a cool day and wet bushes, but I did cut 2 acres of plantation today. Husq FX555 broke down again, so had to pull out the old Stihl to finish up. ;) Shop gave me a 545 on loan for tomorrow. smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 16, 2021, 08:35:21 AM
Loud thunder last night and down pour, just overcast now, damp too but not too hot(70). Good outdoor working weather 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on June 16, 2021, 08:38:40 AM
high 100 today, 104 predicted the next 2 days.  good work by the pool weather.  I start 8 nights x 12 hours in a row tonight.  will barely notice the heat unless my AC quits, or my grass dies.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 16, 2021, 10:17:32 AM
high 100 today, 104 predicted the next 2 days.  good work by the pool weather.  I start 8 nights x 12 hours in a row tonight.  will barely notice the heat unless my AC quits, or my grass dies.  
Dang thats a lot of heat! The hottest Ive ever been in is 122 in the summer Arizona heat. And there were Mexicans out working in that, Im about useless past 80-85 in hard physical labour. I guess you just grow accustomed to it living in heat your whole life. I spent 2 years there but I never got used to the heat, although at least not humid heat like Florida. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on June 16, 2021, 10:24:59 AM
updated to 106 on Friday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on June 16, 2021, 11:32:19 AM
 :-\ Well, was nice the last few days - 80's - hit 90 yesterday, 104 forecast for today, 110 Thursday, 107 Friday and 102 on Saturday.  By next Tuesday down to 86.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 16, 2021, 02:43:19 PM
60's here the last two days, 50's at night. Cool unsettled weather with showers. Lots of flies in that weather. :D

No sign of that kind of triple digit heat or even 90's for us thank goodness. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 17, 2021, 04:39:33 AM
 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 17, 2021, 05:11:20 AM
I have a cool 48 this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 17, 2021, 02:06:20 PM
Was clear this morning then the clouds moved in before noon and just that sprinkly stuff falling, no actual rain. Haven't had a real rain in 2 weeks. Been terrible dry air, not even humid.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 18, 2021, 05:21:13 AM
49 but should get up to 80 today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 18, 2021, 12:47:13 PM
Around 75F right now and not humid, south wind. Nice work'n day.  Thinned 7.5 acres this week, half was plantation the other in natural.  8)

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 19, 2021, 11:28:06 AM
At 4:00 yesterday we hit 80F, but only 35% RH. Today some showers. Rain gauge says 3/10" rain this week. More showers to come today and tomorrow. Cool weather, 60's. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 19, 2021, 04:35:23 PM
Got to 70F on the porch with some sun shinning, but that is spawning thunderstorms here for tonight. Rumblings all around here now. Some spots in Maine are getting 60 mph wind and hail that can damage car paint. :-\
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 20, 2021, 04:06:10 AM
Things changed after the sun went down. Cleared, moon was out. 58F on the porch this morning, never checked the rain gauge yet, but don't expect that there is more than 1/2" for the whole week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 20, 2021, 05:05:50 AM
Only a small shower here this morning. We missed the afternoon ones. Good thing too!! Got home about 5pm and the news was on and they was talking about a tornado!!! 
Temps have been great here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 20, 2021, 05:08:29 AM
Only a small shower here this morning. We missed the afternoon ones. Good thing too!! Got home about 5pm and the news was on and they was talking about a tornado!!!
Temps have been great here.
Temps have been good here too. 75ish. Breeze, partly cloudy, no high UV. Pretty good for working outdoors. The bugs dont let up but Ive accepted if Im going outside at all I need a bug net/jacket. Between the no see ums, black flies, skeeters, and deer flies its impossible not to. Dang bloody suckers
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 20, 2021, 05:16:04 AM
Flies has been very well behaved here. So far. Had them a few weeks back, but really none since. I am out first thing in the morning and after dark too and everything in between. They will come.  :(
Now those rose chafers.... Those things fly around and land on me.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 20, 2021, 05:37:31 AM
Flies wasn't bad this morning, but yesterday the mosquitoes was in clouds. Mosquitoes real bad in the mornings out in the woods, then the deer flies kick in by 10:00 am on sunny days.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 21, 2021, 12:54:24 PM
 
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 Was cool and nice this morning. Dang near 90 now! Gonna wait till after 5 to continue outdoor dirt work 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 21, 2021, 03:00:00 PM
Yeah, I think it is 85F here. Suppose to get some thunder showers to cool back down into the 60's and 70's for tomorrow. I put a full 8 hr day in though.

Legs a little crampy from the heat, climbing over trash and skidder ruts. :D I cut over an acre, was thick fir on this strip.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on June 22, 2021, 03:10:20 AM
we have had a lot of heat illness this past week.  electrolytes most common to be low are potassium, and sometimes calcium.  tums is calcium carbonate, and will halt muscle cramps for most any reason.  chew up 2 to 4 tums and cramps should stop in about 3 minutes,  carry them in your truck or back pack.  lactic acid and CK from muscle degrade are also high, and will be treated with lots of water and or electrolyte drinks, and also made better with the tums.  carbonate is a buffer for acids and also will promote the excretion of Creatine Kinase.  calcium relaxes muscle.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 22, 2021, 04:51:26 AM
Yesterday was not a good breathing day. Too much pavement at work. Breathing problems are a lot less at my place in the woods.  ;)
68 now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 22, 2021, 08:10:08 AM
I am with you Cfarm. I too have those issues. Sunday when I was up cutting I nearly hit a wall around 2pm with the heat. It had been fairly hot all day, but by early afternoon the heat combined with the humidity and I had to call it a day. It just took too long to get my breath back. Got home and found out there had been a heat index warning posted. Boy that shower surely did feel good!
 I did a delivery yesterday which I prefer to do at 7am, but had to wait until after noon for the new rack to be built and placed. Man it was out out in the sun and I was dried out, toasted, and soaked in sweat. I still had to pick up bar oil, milk, beer, and fuel up on the way home and even with the AC cranking I never really cooled down until I pulled in the driveway.
 I finally made a good weather call taking today as a dead day. 1/3" rain overnight and some more heavy stuff about to arrive for a few good hours of soaking. Up on the cutting grounds they got 1/4" overnight and the same soaking will reach up there this morning. It will be sloppy in the woods today. 64 (here)right now, but 56 up north, but the humidity will hang at 95%+ all day. A good day for tool work and prep for what I think is my last trip of this season tomorrow which is supposed to be in the mid 60's up there making for a soggy but better day.
 I am with you Doc, the prep work to avoid issues is critical. I keep a 2 gallon jug strapped to the cab on the Mule and drink a 1/2 bottle of water exery couple of tress, when I unload, and as I am driving around. Gatorade is not my favorite thing but I try to have a bottle a day, when they have it at the store. Have not had cramping issues lately, but those Tums work wonders and I keep them by my bed for bad nights, which I have not had in quite a while now. I think my muscles are adapting. Was talking to my neighbor last evening and he remarked that I was looking 'rather sinewy' these days and it is curious that my weight has not changed with all this sweat. I am still holding at 183, go figger.
 Ah summer!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on June 22, 2021, 08:56:03 AM
more muscle and less fat,  wirery! :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 22, 2021, 09:22:09 AM
I try to plan around the heat. If its gonna be more than 80-85 Ill do 5-11 am then take the afternoon off from working outside, pickup again at 5 until 8. Gets me a full days worth. Luckily the ocean keeps us cool here in the summer when the rest of the province is cooking, so we dont see beyond 80 often. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on June 22, 2021, 11:44:59 AM
Already 24C, mid 70's, and its only 8:30. It is gonna be a warm one!  The weather guru is predicting high 90's and into the 100's for next week which is DanG hot for us, we could get another ugly fire season and the lakes and streams are down from where they should be. The forests will definitely be shut down.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2021, 12:28:05 PM
Had a good drink of rhubarb yesterday at home. Calcium, magnesium, Vit C in it.

I think it got to 73F here today. Much more open strip today, cut my 0.5 ha in 3 hrs less time. I ended it when a heavy showery passed over. But the rest of my strip is like a pasture so it will cut out fast. Nice to get a break now and again. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 23, 2021, 05:32:11 AM
We got some rain, it was a nice slow rain, Started around 6 pm here.
I have a cool 48 now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chet on June 23, 2021, 07:42:02 AM
Back home last night after being out of town for a couple of days. Our thermometer will record high and low since last set. 35 degrees F was the recorded low sometime in the last 3 days. Close call, but the garden is still standing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 23, 2021, 01:39:03 PM
We got 8/10" rain here from yesterday afternoon until 3:00 am in heavy showers. I watched it come off the main roof onto the porch and it was running like a water falls in the heaviest. ;D  It was 50F this morning and only 62F now with a north wind. :D

Garden has no chance here with a family of 5 ground hogs. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 24, 2021, 05:53:43 AM
Old Greenhorn, I try to drink enough water, but when kinda slack on the water part, seems like towards dark hours I get kinda slack on the water part. That's when I get the cramps at night. I try to drink a big glass of water as I check the FF at night. That seems to keep the cramps away.
Back to the weather.  ;D   45 here tis morning.  I was stubborn yesterday morning and did not want to put a sweatshirt as I was driving the tractor. A little on the cold side.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2021, 02:56:45 PM
It struggled to hit 70F here, but the wind has shifted from the SW. It might be a little warmer by now at 4:00 pm, but it's no 80F. Saw a bear this morning on the block, around a 400 lb'er. I hollered at it when it came out on the road the second time to drive it off. First time I was driving, next time I was out with my saw and gear. Herd it crashing in the woods on the brush. One of the guys seen his paw mark on their truck door this week. ::)

I cut 5.5 acres this week among the bears. :)

Full moon tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 24, 2021, 03:01:31 PM
Takes me about 12-16 hrs to thin and clean up a acre on my land. So about 2 days. Lots of hung up stuff small growth and blow downs 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2021, 03:05:56 PM
When we cut all the stuff is brought down to the ground. This block has not been super thick, it's like old pasture ground.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 24, 2021, 09:47:45 PM
The moon is pretty tonight. That wind makes it kinda cool out there.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2021, 03:42:02 AM
And the bats are/were a flying in the moonlight. ;D They live in the gable end of the barn.

Definitely my fall long sleeve shirt in that wind this morning. Is that off the hurricane? Because we're suppose to see some water this weekend and very humid. Weather map shows a trail of rain up along the coast, closest to us now is in the Boston area. Not looking like a big system.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 25, 2021, 08:36:42 AM
Over cast here and good weather for outside. Running the pole saw 3 hours now and my arms and shoulders are on fire. The difference pruning higher dead limbs can make though! Pretty soon Ill be popeye, got a lot more to go.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: BradMarks on June 25, 2021, 10:58:16 AM
We're headed into unchartered territory.  Predicting an ALL TIME HIGH, any day, any year, approaching 111 degrees on Sunday. The highest we have ever recorder is 108. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2021, 11:05:10 AM
Nothing like that kind of heat for us, not even 90's this year but once so far, which is a break from the last 4 years.

Real windy here, and cool, not a fly to be seen. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 25, 2021, 02:53:40 PM
 
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 Yup good time to get in here and thin this, weather wise and well its their time for a thinning  ;D

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2021, 04:21:41 PM
Give'm a good bush whack'n. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 25, 2021, 05:14:51 PM
I just got in. Finished up with pole saw. Wanted to keep going, but was getting scared my arms would just stop working. Im sure Ill feel all this tomorrow morning lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 25, 2021, 05:32:22 PM
Got to 70F briefly then dropped back to the 60's, lots of wind, no flies. Good day for bush whack'n. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on June 25, 2021, 08:12:06 PM
35C right now which is 95F, i yelped when I buckled the seat belt. :o It will be in the high 90's and 100+ next week, water levels are below average so we could have another ugly fire season.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 26, 2021, 05:23:15 AM
Wet, dark day here, but just the mist so far, no actual rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: quilbilly on June 26, 2021, 12:42:45 PM
We're headed into unchartered territory.  Predicting an ALL TIME HIGH, any day, any year, approaching 111 degrees on Sunday. The highest we have ever recorder is 108.
Ya those southerners can have their hot humid weather back. Sick and tired already. Good thing we got a new shovel with AC. Sposed to be 105-110 Monday. Probably work 6-1 and call her a day. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 26, 2021, 05:31:41 PM
I think the rain is actually moving in here now, only been 60's all day. Nowhere near 80's they mentioned coming.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 26, 2021, 05:54:03 PM
Yup, check the radar, it's headed your way.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 27, 2021, 04:45:14 AM
We had 1/4" over night, but the radar shows it going up north and out the St Lawrence and Bay of Chaleur region. But that gives us over an 1" this week. Looks like the whole upcoming week is going to be showery weather though. Maybe we will have a rainy cooler summer for a change. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 27, 2021, 05:16:03 AM
We had some rain.  ::)  I weeded the garden while the rain came down. Maybe next time it will rain enough to wet through a cotton shirt, as my Father use to say.
68 this morning is getting us ready for a 90 day. Have not seen that one for a while here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 27, 2021, 05:39:53 AM
Yup a nice light rain will loosen things up for weed pullin. Thats when I like to pick boulders out of the ground as the water breaks up the mud a bit that was concrete dry. 

Overcast here right now and hope it stays this way. As soon as the sun hardly starts flowing through the clouds is like clockwork for them dang deer flies come out. Good thing I cant hear them buzzing after the saw starts. They get right up in your grill ! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 27, 2021, 06:23:38 AM

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 Yup good time to get in here and thin this, weather wise and well it’s their time for a thinning  ;D

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 Thick! This 2-3 acres area was logged in the early 90s to make a log cabin which was since burned down. Good black spruce and red spruce regen, mistle toe was already taking over some trees though so had to take a lot. The general area took a beating after they took all these trees out in one area, resulting in lots of near by blow downs. This part I will make good forest, but off the the right mostly junk and balsam. Will make that hay field after I cut all the fall down and let the stumps rot a couple years.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on June 27, 2021, 12:26:37 PM
Can we trade you easterners for some rain? It was 28C at 8 o'clock, dog who normally loves her walk was dragging her butt by the time we got back. The Weather Network is predicting 43 this afternoon, that is over 109F which has to be a record for us! Logging is shut down for at least a month, my buddy has a few days work clearing sort yards right after getting his truck inspected. His son has a new truck on the way but won't be taking delivery until they are ready to go back to work.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: jb616 on June 27, 2021, 12:47:26 PM
6 inches of rain in the last 8 days...lots of standing water in the fields. Little bit of wind and sun today to help dry things out.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 27, 2021, 01:44:50 PM
That's some rain. Trouble for us, the belt of rain ran out the big chute they call the St Lawrence. Cloudy and we are in the 70's and high humidity. Be cooling down middle of the week. 60's by the weekend. Don't want to complain too much. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 27, 2021, 03:14:28 PM
Very windy here. 80 here right also humid. Sun peeping through 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 27, 2021, 05:33:54 PM
 
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 Beautiful evening for a walk. The breeze keeping bugs away and cool
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 27, 2021, 07:02:58 PM
We've had a few little rains but still drier than a popcorn fart. At least the temps have slacked off. Last week the high was 43 one day. Most days have been in the 60s and overcast with a threat of rain but nothing materializes. 

All but a select few cows will be gone next week. Not even sure if ill make any hay this year. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 28, 2021, 02:24:42 PM
I thought it was hot and humid in the woods yesterday but I am really glad I am not out there today. It's 95 and 60% humidity. I know that's not like the highs they are getting in the northwest, but geez this is miserable. I ain't getting nothing done.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 28, 2021, 02:48:31 PM
About 85 here got hot after sun came out. Had a deer tick halfway into me. First deer tick Ive seen too, Ive seen probably 100 wood ticks so far and in fact just picked one off me typing this sentence. Looks I got all of the deer tick out. I locked it in a capsule and dated it, if I get symptoms. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Ianab on June 28, 2021, 06:06:38 PM
Weather forecast was for cold and showers today. Woke up to light snow, barely enough to settle on the ground, but "real" snow, the light fluffy sort, not the sleet / hail we often get. 


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Other parts of the country are taking a bit more of beating with roads closed, ferries and flights cancelled etc. But just a bit cool here.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2021, 05:24:53 AM
Can't wait for the first snow. ;D

Was 85F yesterday afternoon once a little sun came out. AC is definitely on. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 29, 2021, 05:48:48 AM
Can't wait for the first snow. ;D

Was 85F yesterday afternoon once a little sun came out. AC is definitely on. ;)
Stop with that SD lol . Its always somethin, come winter its too cold!. Me personally likes April-may weather. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 29, 2021, 06:08:13 AM
Oh yea, hot here too. Well into the 90's. But not too hot to dig rocks.   ;D
No pavement around my place to give it that heat rising affect. That DanG pavement makes it hard to breath for me.
I have to water the peppers in the wind tunnel before the heat hits it.
Work slow, lots of water. Rocks are being carried off up into the bog. In the shade for the ride there and just driving the tractor is not too much like hard work.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2021, 06:33:27 AM
I cut 2 acres in that heat yesterday, 6:00 am until 4:00 pm. Stayed longer to finish up block. ;D Broke the handle bar nut on the Husq 555. Can't go a week without busting something. :D :D Gotta find my reverse drill bits this morning. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 29, 2021, 10:21:06 AM
Started at 630 70 degrees already lasted till 1030 its 85 now and rising quickly. We have a heat warning. If it gets too bad I might head to the coast to catch the cool ocean breeze. Advantages to Nova Scotia, never more than 40 min drive from ocean, endless beaches, most empty.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on June 29, 2021, 10:35:59 AM
Hey @SwampDonkey (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1009)  You wanna come back to BC? ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2021, 11:01:17 AM
Hey @SwampDonkey (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1009)  You wanna come back to BC? ;D
Nope! ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 29, 2021, 12:21:04 PM
Holy hot! I dont even have air conditioner up here yet. When you can smell the dead softwood needles cooking on the ground and the heat radiating off you know its HOT HOT. 
Tomorrow same thing. Keeps this up I might work through the night hours with leds lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 29, 2021, 01:11:53 PM
Holy hot! I dont even have air conditioner up here yet. When you can smell the dead softwood needles cooking on the ground and the heat radiating off you know its HOT HOT.
Tomorrow same thing. Keeps this up I might work through the night hours with leds lol
OH man, you ain't kiddin'. Problem is, the nights hours aren't much cooler here. I just checked the graph and it was 78 at midnight last night. Got all the way down to 76 just before day break and the humidity was 96% at dawn. I couldn't even sleep past 3am (gotta get a fan). So I had planned to sleep in today (7am?). Instead I was up at 3:30 and on the road by 6:30. I don't think I am doing too much more today except clean, sharpen and put away tools. The Mule is covered in brush and leaves so I might hose it off. I can handle that, I think.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 29, 2021, 01:57:57 PM
Holy hot! I dont even have air conditioner up here yet. When you can smell the dead softwood needles cooking on the ground and the heat radiating off you know its HOT HOT.
Tomorrow same thing. Keeps this up I might work through the night hours with leds lol
OH man, you ain't kiddin'. Problem is, the nights hours aren't much cooler here. I just checked the graph and it was 78 at midnight last night. Got all the way down to 76 just before day break and the humidity was 96% at dawn. I couldn't even sleep past 3am (gotta get a fan). So I had planned to sleep in today (7am?). Instead I was up at 3:30 and on the road by 6:30. I don't think I am doing too much more today except clean, sharpen and put away tools. The Mule is covered in brush and leaves so I might hose it off. I can handle that, I think.
Im not too far inland so after the sun sets and we got a breeze off the ocean we cool off quick, I take it youre further inland. We get 55-65 degree nights in summer typically 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2021, 03:19:22 PM
It's been in the 70's at nights here to, like at 3:00 am. ::) Suppose be a high around 70F on Thursday and cooler Friday. Mid 70's tomorrow. Heat waves come to an end in 3 days up here, generally. Normal years. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 30, 2021, 05:15:10 AM
A cool 65 for now. Should not hit 90 today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: cutterboy on June 30, 2021, 06:31:11 AM
One more day of the heat here. They predict 94* this afternoon. I've been working outside the past three days in the morning but not today. I've had enough. My wife and I are going out for breakfast and then taking it easy for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 30, 2021, 03:02:00 PM
70's here, we had 1/4" rain this morning. I was marking out more thinning, got 26 acres laid out. That was enough tramping in wild raisin bushes for one day. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 30, 2021, 03:40:08 PM
How many acres do you plan to thin? Im almost at
My 50 acre goal. Another 15 or so to go but its harder with the heat.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 30, 2021, 04:26:45 PM
I'll probably cut around 100 acres. I cut 84 acres last year from mid June to end of October, and 15 cords of firewood besides. I must have cut 25 acres in June already.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on June 30, 2021, 04:41:17 PM
Well that will last you awhile. Is this a light thinning or younger trees? I couldnt do 25 acres in 3 months on my property 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Wudman on June 30, 2021, 05:00:16 PM
I cut 2 acres in that heat yesterday, 6:00 am until 4:00 pm. Stayed longer to finish up block. ;D Broke the handle bar nut on the Husq 555. Can't go a week without busting something. :D :D Gotta find my reverse drill bits this morning. ;)
I have a crew that lives about 6500 km south of you that can help with that work.  85 degrees won't bother them too much.  A World Cup Soccer match will pull them out of the woods, but heat doesn't bother at all.   :D :D


Wud
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on June 30, 2021, 09:34:40 PM
My rhubarb is looking better.  :o I have some strawberry rhubarb. Which was looking pretty bad. How I missed it.......  I ran the hose on it steady for about a hour. That brought it around. The old fashioned stuff looks fine.
We had a shower!!!! Maybe a hour of rain, just a few minutes of a real hard rain. 
Cooler temps are coming, not even 70 one day.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on July 01, 2021, 04:59:47 AM
27C at 2am! I can't sleep.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 01, 2021, 07:19:13 AM
Had another shower in the night!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 01, 2021, 09:29:25 AM
75 here 100% cloud coverage. Just how I like it lol . Im turning into a vampire. A 70 degree overcast day can turn into a 90 degree day real fast with sun coming through
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 01, 2021, 02:01:36 PM
We've had another 1-1/4" (1-1/2" total) rain over night and it has been damp in the woods since with mist and showers off and on. Needless to say the Goldbond was needed in the nether area after walking all day in wet pants. :-X Yes, it works.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 01, 2021, 02:39:35 PM
I have a crew that lives about 6500 km south of you that can help with that work.  85 degrees won't bother them too much.  A World Cup Soccer match will pull them out of the woods, but heat doesn't bother at all.   :D :D

Wud
I seen a lot of fellas make claims. I reserve judgment until after a 40 hr week on a clearing saw. Not 2 hrs and running home stuff. ;D And done right, so you don't have to go back over it and cut the stuff you left the first time and pass on quality. ;D I don't mind heat when the pay is good and finishing up a block. ;) Plus on the last 2 days I did GPS work in the rain. One extreme to the next. :D I ain't complain'n. I can tell ya, I don't see anyone running up here in groves to thin. I give everyone a chance. ;D
@hemlockKing trees spaced 7-8 feet and cut'n stuff 1 foot tall to 25 feet tall, but averaging 12 feet tall on that old farm ground. The plantation we had before was stuff up to 16 feet (hardwood clump), but mostly 6 to 10 feet tall.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 01, 2021, 06:45:23 PM
There was a reprieve from the rain at the house all afternoon, but not out in the bush. But after supper it has kicked in again with a light rain.  Been coming down now a couple hours, won't be surprised if we hit 2" or more by morning (weekly accumulation). :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 01, 2021, 09:45:46 PM
At least someone is getting rain!!
Cooling off here. Seem odd to go outside and not get hit by a blast furnace.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 02, 2021, 04:22:07 AM
52F here this morning, overcast, no rain falling for the moment. A fall jacket would be nice out on the porch. Yes, the long sleeve fall cotton shirt is on, but a 'Big Bills' quilted jacket would feel nicer. :D  fire_smiley

Been eating peppers here for 2 weeks, need some today for some chili to warm me up. :)

Have to tie up the tomatoes today, they are like trees and full of blooms.

Grapes are going gang busters and full of setting fruit. If nothing destroys them there will be lots of juice. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 02, 2021, 06:59:44 AM
Maybe you sent the rain down here. Just a very light rain here now. At 56.  :o   Feels like a walk in cooler out there now. Didn't I say it was almost 100 a few days ago??
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 02, 2021, 10:08:39 AM
Super hard rain here. Only takes 2 min to get soaked then its whatever might as well be a splash playland lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 02, 2021, 06:34:53 PM
Kinda stopped raining here this morning. Than started back up again around noon. A nice slow rain. 56 and on the cool side.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 02, 2021, 06:47:57 PM
Heat dome slowly creeping east. Good luck Ontario lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 02, 2021, 08:20:14 PM
Whats this rain you guys speak of? Lol

Take a leak on the dirt here and its dried up and gone before you can zip up.

90s over the weekend will nail the coffin shut on things growing here for a good while.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 03:09:38 AM
Never reached 60F here Friday. ;D 48F here in wee morning hours. ;)

Long range shows nothing above the 70's for the next week. I like olden times summer weather.  :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 08:53:09 AM
Whooeee, sure feels like mid September. On the cool side riding the mower. Where's my fall jacket? fire_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on July 03, 2021, 08:58:04 AM
Down right hot for the next week with no rain in sight >:(
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 03, 2021, 09:31:56 AM
Whats this rain you guys speak of? Lol

Take a leak on the dirt here and its dried up and gone before you can zip up.

90s over the weekend will nail the coffin shut on things growing here for a good while.
Man you guys cant catch a break out there. Bless the rains in Michigan.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 12:11:06 PM
Damp air, no sun and 67F inside the house, the electric furnace is on. A little cool for a shower. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 03, 2021, 04:35:06 PM
About the same here. It kind of wants to rain but nothing yet. Feels nice to have the cool breeze as opposed to the last few days
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 04:39:46 PM
I got the shovel handy in case it snows. ;D :D  58F here on the porch. Calling for showers toward morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 04:49:54 PM
Mowed the new lawn for the first time this morning. We've had enough rain for it to germinate and grow. :) That is sloped.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/new-lawn-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1625345343)


I mowed with the contour.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 03, 2021, 05:00:57 PM
The best weather to do your thinning sd. Go out with a sweater work for 5 minutes and its good t shirt working 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 03, 2021, 05:26:16 PM
If it is still in the 70's or cooler, I will be cutting a cord of firewood and splitting it next Saturday morning. A cord a weekend for the next 2 months is 2022's stove wood. Haul her in October. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 03, 2021, 09:47:35 PM
We are selling wood pellets at work.
The heat is on at my house.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 04, 2021, 04:51:56 AM
52F this morning, no rain overnight. Overcast and still NE wind off Greenland. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 05, 2021, 05:52:06 AM
I have 46, but high noon mid 70's and the sun is out. Things will grow now. Weeds too!!!  :D 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 05, 2021, 06:10:49 AM
Its cold out this morning!!!! 73 later. Wind finally died off. Can finish putting up this garage in a box without blowing away lol
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on July 05, 2021, 10:25:57 AM
Was 97 yesterday calling for 106 at end of week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 05, 2021, 11:28:21 AM
94 yesterday and already 87 today. Too dang hot.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 05, 2021, 11:44:18 AM
94 yesterday and already 87 today. Too dang hot.
Looks like you might get some hard rain/thundershowers tonight. Hang in there
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sedgehammer on July 05, 2021, 01:15:15 PM
perfect weather yesterday. had 10" in 10 days prior and set the record for june with over 18"
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 05, 2021, 02:12:53 PM
No thunderstorms predicted here tonight... calling for rain and 60 tomorrow which will be much appreciated.

June 2021 our rainfall for the month was officially 1.05". That is what we would typically see from one storm in a "typical" year.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 05, 2021, 05:17:07 PM
Reached 80F here this afternoon, dry westerly breeze out there. Showers tomorrow afternoon and Thursday and rain Friday with severe weather predicted and back to 60's. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 07, 2021, 10:44:33 AM
Incoming heavy rain and thunderstorms for Maine and NS thurs night into Friday morning 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 07, 2021, 07:22:55 PM
Our big rain yesterday of .22" was much appreciated but by noon today it was all dried up and dusty again. Only positive is the heat is gone for now at least.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 07, 2021, 07:25:58 PM
70F today with a north wind. Rain on the way for here Thursday night into Friday coming off that tropical storm.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: btulloh on July 08, 2021, 11:57:20 AM
Rain from Elsa just starting here. Not expecting any real issues other than a little flash flooding. Not much wind expected but there is a slight chance of tornadoes east ofhere. Glad to have the rain, even if it means getting a little too much. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on July 08, 2021, 12:23:40 PM
Haven't pitched into this thread in a while.  Cloudy and cool today, but high pressure moving in after rainy period that saw this community pick up 3.3 inches.

We get heavy rains, but it gets too hot and dry between the rains.  Then seems to cool way down for a day or two.  Been doing this all spring and summer so far.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 08, 2021, 02:03:25 PM
Good weather today. Not too hot, mainly cloudly with odd sunny break. Been using the pole saw to clear the lower canopy of my woodlot 

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/65126/1DFDE60E-7EE1-482B-BE90-29945E04FBB9.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1625767394)
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 08, 2021, 02:08:40 PM
Boy howdy I'll tell you what, we got us a real gulley washer going on here. I got woked up just after midnight with heavy rain and wind. We got nearly an inch in around an hour from that one. Now we are just about up to 3" for today and they say the heavy rain is coming tonight. The creek is at bank full and rising. No damage so far, but I just know this is going to make more work for me tomorrow somehow. ;D 
 The fire and police radios have been cooking along all day with auto accidents, trees down, structure fires from powerline overloads, the whole nine yards off the usual menu of options. A few flooded basements but the bulk of those will come tonight and tomorrow morning. The guys are gals are running ragged today for sure.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 08, 2021, 03:38:45 PM
By the looks of it Maine and New Brunswick are about to get hit with hard rain in about 12 hours. NS looks to be getting some but not as much, probably mostly wind. Could still change though depending on if the storm goes up the bay of fundy into NB as projected.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 08, 2021, 04:07:54 PM
I'll take all the rain I can get here up on the ridge. ;D That's sure to jinx it. Everyone one else below look out for yourselves. No rain here yet, been 60's today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on July 08, 2021, 05:09:29 PM
Already 104 here today at 2pm. :-\  The forecast for the weekend increases each newscast.  Looking like 106 on Saturday and 110 on Sunday. :-X  I'm heading up to my property Friday morning and staying 9 days.  Usually 15 cooler at that altitude - hoping so!  I have a 4'x4' "macro" bin that I might just fill with water and have a redneck swimming pool to cool off!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 09, 2021, 03:27:59 AM
Been raining here since 10:00 pm Thursday. 57F, so a cold rain, but ours is suppose to be off a cold front. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 09, 2021, 05:35:20 AM
57 and a light rain. Not even suppose to hit 70 today.
Heat is on.  :o
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 09, 2021, 08:29:47 AM
Anyone else in sounwestern ns getting that crazy thunder? Down pour here. Came out of no where
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on July 09, 2021, 10:09:49 AM
Not necessarily weather related but earth related...
How about that cluster of earthquakes in the Sierras yesterday!  I was sitting here (on the Forum) in my kitchen.  My daughter's room is right above and she has been doing some serious cleaning.  The dishes started rattling in the cabinets and a bit of a rumble.  I was thinking she was moving a heavy wheeled cart across her floor that has a couple bad wheels.  But it kept going on and on.  At least 30 seconds if not 45.  There were 30 or so aftershocks in the following couple hours of which we felt probably a dozen. The main was 6.0 and quite a few in the 3.5 to 4.5 range about 90-100 miles ESE of me around the town of Walker and Markleeville.  Of course the New went crazy with about 2 hours of non-stop coverage.  You may have seen the video of a couple guys driving up 395 filming the rock slides trying to figure out what was going on.  At first, they thought there as a second quake east of Stockton at the same time but within an hour they dismissed it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 09, 2021, 11:41:40 AM
Geez this week has sucked weather wise. Since Sunday we have already over 5" of rain. I saw that photo of Barge's landing and I know it is a whole lot worse since that photo was taken. Creeks at bank full, flooded basements, trees and wires down all over. my yard is just a soggy puddle filled mess. Winds, lightening, and rain for the entire week. One good day out of 6 is not a good average.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 09, 2021, 04:39:14 PM
Been only 6/10" rain here so far, but the heavy stuff coming here tonight. Hoping for a good 2", will take more if she delivers. :) Approaching 70F here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 10, 2021, 03:55:16 AM
Well, the rain pretty much ended by midnight here and it's now partially clear with a light NW breeze and some stars showing through. We had 1-8/10" rain, so not bad. We had zero wind off it, straight down rain. 55F now. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 10, 2021, 06:01:35 AM
Heat is off. Suppose to be almost 80 today. Sun is out and no more rain. We got some water!! Now if it remembers to rain before Sept.... I have no idea on the rain amount. Rained kinda hard and steady for many hours. Was a very light rain before noon and than the rain came down.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 10, 2021, 12:44:15 PM
We might hit 70F here by 4:00 pm, at noon it was 63F. Suppose to be low 80's here next 4 days beginning Sunday.

Was cutting wood this morning, never got hotter than 60F in that time in the shade of the woods. Found a butternut sapling, where I planted a nut and thinned the trees out from around it to get more light. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on July 10, 2021, 01:22:09 PM
Rain??? What's that? It is 25C here just after 10:00, was 20 at 3am, and no relief in sight. Al least Covid restrictions are coming off so we have something to look forward to.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Iwawoodwork on July 10, 2021, 02:45:42 PM
Surprised Darrel  hasn't been on here, New fire N. of Sprague River Oregon very close to Darrel. He is probably on level  2 evacuation, The fire went from 16,000 acres yesterday to 38,000 today.  extreme dry east of the Cascades and very dry on the west side of Cascade mtns and Siskiyou's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 11, 2021, 03:48:35 AM
It showed 83F on the porch late yesterday afternoon, but I would say high 70's.

60F on the porch this morning, so it shall be quite warm today. AC will be on. ;D

Long range looks wet beginning Wednesday. But that could be just waterless clouds to. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 11, 2021, 05:01:52 PM
Got to 80F here and the muggies moved in, so the AC is on. The grass was some wet in the morning, like it had rained. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 12, 2021, 07:42:58 AM
It's not even 8am and we have another .73" of rain today. SO far in this month we have 7.1" and only 2 days with no measurable rain. It's getting really depressing. Glad I got the rain gutter and facia repaired on the back of the house and a new facia and gutter put up on the house side of the garage. Water management is getting to be an issue here. Coming down in sheets right now. In fact, it was the  rain that woke me up this morning it was so loud. Enough already! I can't imagine what Barge's landings look like right now, he must be shut down.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on July 12, 2021, 08:51:50 AM
ya need more barrels.  the draught sa coming.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 12, 2021, 11:59:16 AM
Its been raining and so damp this month that my wife is getting on a plane at 6am tomorrow and flying out to Oregon to visit her sister for 3 weeks and get away from all this rain. Think on that for just a minute. ;D 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Iwawoodwork on July 12, 2021, 12:38:33 PM
Olgreenhorn, If the sister is near the Oregon coast they will have great weather if she lives in Willamette valley then warmer 80's- 90's and on the east side of the Cascades, very smokey in areas, hot and very dry. Big fire near forum member Darrrel,  over 100,000 acres already.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 12, 2021, 05:26:23 PM
80F here again today, NW wind flow. AC is on. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 14, 2021, 05:04:58 PM
Barely 70F today and overcast with a breeze was nice for bush whack'n. ;D  Possible showers tonight. Back to 80's and humid tomorrow though.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 14, 2021, 05:19:24 PM
Rain here tmmr. Could use it now. I glanced at the radar models couldnt help but notice northern half of Michigan is about to get buckets. There ya go Chevytahoe
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 14, 2021, 09:17:03 PM
I really have no idea how warm it got here, well don't really want to say warm. On the way home form work at 6pm I had to put the truck window up because I was kinda cold.  :o Cloudy all day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 14, 2021, 09:41:13 PM
Well, I was wrong in a previous post where I said we had only 2 days without rain so far this month. According the the NWS we have had rain everyday this month and it was so loud at 1am today it woke me up (not that I was sleeping very well anyway). This rain is so depressing, just too much. July is usually when things get really dry here with an occasional heavy thunderstorm. We are more waythan double the normal monthly precip already and only half way through. We did get sun this afternoon (after the 1/3" of rain this morning) for the first time in many days. I talked to my wife who flew out to Oregon on Tuesday and she said it is sunny, cool, and dry. I am sick of rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 15, 2021, 04:39:38 AM
We arent super far apart, we usually get New Yorks weather(a bit colder though, same systems though) its been perfectly balanced here. Even been overcast 70 degrees some days. Perfect for working. Once that sun peeps out the temp rises so fast though, or if its a sunny day and the clouds take over- what a relief.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 15, 2021, 09:45:20 AM
Didn't get a single drop of rain UP here. No rain in 2 weeks now with hot temps have moved us to "extreme drought" on the maps. Less than 1.5" of rain since June 1st. 10 day forecast holds no promise either.

Been making some hay to feed whatever critters we still have come winter time. I've only been cutting the low/wet fields because at least there's something to cut, tho only about 25% of usual. The high ground has nothing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on July 15, 2021, 11:53:00 AM
We've been fortunate here in A-town as far as moisture recently.  Could hardly buy a drop of rain in spring and early summer, but now we keep getting 2 and 3-inch rainfalls.  Another 2 last night, a bit less 60 miles north of here where my land is located, but not dry by any means up thataway.  Very fortunate indeed.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Iwawoodwork on July 15, 2021, 12:33:47 PM
Well as some may have heard the Bootleg fire  (very close to Darrell) is the largest in US, now over 222,000 acres. It is about 30 mile North of my place near Bonanza, Or. and has now moved easterly.



Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2021, 06:06:25 PM
Not much for rain last night, fog stayed up on Golden Ridge until noon, where we are thinning. Then sun came out and went into the 80's. Been thinning hardwoods, mostly yellow birch. Dry week here, a good 3" of rain wouldn't hurt a thing. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 15, 2021, 06:10:01 PM
Overcast here all day. Cut down some mutant pines with a cord of firewood each in them nearly. Turns out they are only 80ish years old, these are the big ones about 2.5-3 ft at the stump. So I reckon has land been cut pre 1930s last as Its always a 70-80yr tree when its a bigger one. 

More overcast tomorrow. Perfect day. Gotta carve out this future hay field 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on July 15, 2021, 08:35:33 PM
@Old Greenhorn (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=42103) you wanna quit hogging all that moisture! We haven't seen any except the odd brief thunderstorm.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 16, 2021, 06:03:49 AM
Just looking at the radar, it indicates the rain is going up and out the St Lawrence river valley and some hitting the St Francis river valley along the border between Maine. Looks like the water wagon will go one duty tomorrow. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 17, 2021, 10:06:33 AM
Sawguy, I truly wish we could send some your way. Seems like we send it all to Cfarm, Bruno,  Swampdonkey and that NE crew when we are done with it. Yesterday continued the streak with a more typical afternoon downpour of about 20 minutes, so now 17 days in a row with measurable rain. I had the grandsons to watch yesterday and just sitting in a chair watching a movie on my phone I was soaked in sweat until the rain came, then still spent the rest of the evening without a shirt on, it was so hot. That is rare for me, even when alone, nobody needs to see that. :D Even me.
 We expect to keep the streak going through today and likely tomorrow too. It's getting old, fast.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 17, 2021, 10:32:53 AM
I got some water on the garden here today, but it was 250 gallons from the creek this week. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 17, 2021, 09:00:22 PM
Sorry misspoke in the previous post, it WAS 16 days with measurable rain, NOW it is 17, but this evening we got 1/2" of rain which included quite a hail show to boot. I don't see any damage yet, but these things sometimes become apparent days after as you move about.
 More rain falling now looing to get a bunch more before midnight. I am so done with this rain, very depressing.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 18, 2021, 06:44:02 AM
When it rains for that long I just hate life too. But then again if its a hot streak Ill complain there too, or cold lol . Seems only weather I wont complain in is 55-70 and cloudy or partly sunny lol 

Were about to get dumped on later. Probably getting some of what OGH is getting. Have a good dropping last night too although brief.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 18, 2021, 06:50:03 AM
Raining here now, started in the night sometime. 
Hang in there guys from NY, it will stop. Someday  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 18, 2021, 06:54:43 AM
Nothing up here, just morning fog, looks like a muggie hot day coming. I can smell smoke to.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 18, 2021, 07:06:57 AM
Did forget to mention a cool week ahead. Looks like Tuesday will get to 80 the rest of the days days, some won't even reach 75.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 18, 2021, 01:24:23 PM
Funny weather, sunny and humid here, AC on. Looked at the radar, rain crossing southern Maine and southern NB and across NS and headed to PEI. Not a sprinkle up here in central NB. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 18, 2021, 06:34:27 PM
Still no rain UP here. Maybe later this coming week. Worst drought in 120 some odd years here.

I've cursed the rain in years past when we had cat tails and lily pads growing in the fields. Never again will I curse the rain. Id rather be underwater than have to lay awake at night wondering what my animals will eat tomorrow, or this winter, lose my shirt selling cattle that have taken years to grow and improve, worry if something as simple as a passing car will start a grass fire, etc. Sitting by hopelessly watching the grass and trees wither away isn't something I'd wish on anyone.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 18, 2021, 06:38:17 PM
Got some pretty loud thunder and heavy down pour a hour ago, early this morning too. Calling for more buckets tonight around 11. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Tom King on July 19, 2021, 07:34:25 PM
We've had so much rain here, every few days, that our pastures look like the White House lawn, and they're Bermuda-not tall fescue, only maintained by one person, and not a full crew with large budget.

One of our dog yards has been taken over by Crabgrass.  I don't want to spray any poison out there, because of the dogs, so we just let the Crabgrass have it.  It needs to be cut every two days, if it can catch a time to dry out enough.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 20, 2021, 06:51:48 AM
Have been fortunate for good rain and sunshine ratio so far this season as well. Everything is growing so lush. Heck the balsams I pruned last summer already have the wounds being grown over and healing into the bark nicely. Garden has been good as well.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 20, 2021, 09:05:02 AM
Well I went back and checked the records and found we had rain the last 2 days in June, so we are now at 21 days in a row as of yesterday. Today might break the streak, we will see this afternoon. Many of us are starting to feel like this:

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/52103/noah.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1626786139)
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: nybhh on July 20, 2021, 12:26:37 PM
No kidding man.  I feel like I could top of the Great Salt Lake with the water Ive dumped out of my dehumidifiers the last few weeks  ::).  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 20, 2021, 03:06:38 PM
Still waiting for some rain here, seems like small systems that dry up before they reach NB. Mist ( and very little of that) ain't rain, just makes the foliage wet and don't hit the ground. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 20, 2021, 09:24:38 PM
Rained here yesterday off and on. A very nice rain slow. Than it stopped.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on July 21, 2021, 08:41:41 AM
Well we broke the streak, by my reckoning, officially in my neighborhood, we had no rain yesterday that any gauges picked up. But an hour away up by Barge, they got hammered in the late evening. We got a piece of that action just after midnight. So we are still on a run with an odd 24 hour break.
 I heard my son working at a client's across the road after 9pm yesterday replaced a lot of washed out stone on the guys steep driveway, it was undercutting the blacktop pretty good and I guess that was as soon as he could get there.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 21, 2021, 05:46:40 PM
1/4" rain from showers here, probably some more tonight. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 21, 2021, 05:52:11 PM
Overcast here again today and tomorrow too. Been taking the opportunity to stack brush piles in the new field and prepare it for burning in the winter. Right around this time of year we get a good cooking for 2 weeks or so. Probably august. Im gonna split 20 cords stack it and take a good week break. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 21, 2021, 08:20:54 PM
At least its cooled off UP here, yesterday it was 59 and today it barely made it to 70. Still no rain. Some chances over the next few days but nothing too promising or abundant.

Looking like farming 2021 will be a year that breaks a lot of guys and drives them out of business or into early retirement.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 22, 2021, 05:24:29 AM
Loud thunder and hard rain coming down right now, 70 out right now
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on July 22, 2021, 11:03:50 AM
17C (62F) here this morning, the coolest we have seen in a month but still no sign of rain. The smoke is so thick I can't see across the narrow valley, a community 30 miles away was being evacuated yesterday and more are on alert. The bush was completely shut down Monday, my log truck driver buddy said the fires are so hot there is nothing but ash. We could sure use a few days of rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 22, 2021, 11:04:54 AM
17C (62F) here this morning, the coolest we have seen in a month but still no sign of rain. The smoke is so thick I can't see across the narrow valley, a community 30 miles away was being evacuated yesterday and more are on alert. The bush was completely shut down Monday, my log truck driver buddy said the fires are so hot there is nothing but ash. We could sure use a few days of rain.
We had a air quality warning this morning because of smoke coming from west. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 22, 2021, 12:57:18 PM
We haven't seen bright sunshine in nearly 2 weeks from all the smoke coming across the lake from Canada. Even sunny days are smokey and hazy. Our sunsets over the lake thru the smoke are gorgeous tho.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 22, 2021, 06:07:25 PM
Yesterday was a cold rain for sure, 58F out there yesterday in the wet. ;D Today was wet to start from 1/4" rain over night and then sun came out before noon, not clear. Then by 5:00pm  the showers moved in. Today it might have hit low 70's I think. Nice bush whack'n weather. :D Thankfully it has not been a real hot summer up here. 

I see the squash in the garden that survived the bugs has leaves like car tires. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 24, 2021, 05:44:29 AM
I have a cool 50 this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 24, 2021, 06:15:16 AM
54F here and some low fog. Clouds moving in from the east. Had a small thunder cracker last evening, but the rain shower only fell over the Masardis hills west of here in Maine.

Only got to 70F yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 24, 2021, 06:31:15 AM
Got darn cold this morning! On with the flannel jacket. Sunny skies, no bugs yet, only missing the smell of 2 stroke smoke. At er!!! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 24, 2021, 06:39:47 AM
I have not seen a biting insect in the woods for 3 days. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 24, 2021, 06:47:32 AM
I have not seen a biting insect in the woods for 3 days. :D
BZZZZZZ...........buzzzz........BZZZZBZZZZZZZ BUZZZZZZZZZZ.......buzzz...... darn deer flies! Annoying orbiters!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 25, 2021, 06:04:14 AM
A cold 50 degree this morning! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 25, 2021, 09:07:34 AM
Got .3 of rain yesterday am, by 2pm it was all dried up. Fire danger never even dropped down. Now today there is a red flag extreme fire danger warning. 

The .3" was great but we need lots more.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 25, 2021, 09:40:35 AM
I put some water on some of the gardens here, 100 gallons. I see clouds moving in. Was 62F this morning here.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 26, 2021, 05:41:57 AM
Raining this morning. Dont care. Im outside for it, aint got time for it. 

That field I have cut, the oak seedlings are sprouting everywhere, despite no oak in that immediate area but spruce, must have been some oak there years ago and those acorns were just a waiting in the soil  for a long time for a opening! Deer has easy Pickens. Keeps them off my pine seedlings, gonna bush hog it back down anyway this fall.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 26, 2021, 05:43:23 AM
Got .3 of rain yesterday am, by 2pm it was all dried up. Fire danger never even dropped down. Now today there is a red flag extreme fire danger warning.

The .3" was great but we need lots more.
Well with it that it that dry youd want the rain a bit gradual not in a down pour, the ground would be so compact and dry I imagine everywhere would flood real quick lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 26, 2021, 05:48:50 AM
66 and suppose to get to the low 80's today. Warmest day of the 10 day forecast. Tomorrow high 70's than it drops back to the low 70's. Last year was kinda on the cool side too. But that can change.
We had about 3-4 hours of rain yesterday. Started around 9am stopped maybe around noon or 1. Kinda odd on the rain back. Most years lawns are kinda on the brown side now. Now there are all green!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 26, 2021, 05:56:05 AM
66 and suppose to get to the low 80's today. Warmest day of the 10 day forecast. Tomorrow high 70's than it drops back to the low 70's. Last year was kinda on the cool side too. But that can change.
We had about 3-4 hours of rain yesterday. Started around 9am stopped maybe around noon or 1. Kinda odd on the rain back. Most years lawns are kinda on the brown side now. Now there are all green!!!
Same here on the lawn. We usually get a dry heat wave around this time of year, the contrast of events from west vs east coast this year has been pretty crazy. Some super droughts, some areas like OGH area only rain for weeks 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 26, 2021, 04:07:49 PM
I don't remember any cool here last year, 80's and 90's all summer. Got it written down to. :D Today we got 0.5" of rain from a thunder clapper. Then it turned muggy and hot in the 80's. But suppose to cool off tomorrow night into the 40's and be clear Wednesday, wet with showers the rest of the week. I waited out the clapper for 1/2 an hr, but the other boys went home. I stayed until 3:00 and got 1-1/2 acres cut in plantation. When a clapper hits your block you get to the truck. One strike hit dead centre ka-bango!!. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 26, 2021, 04:52:43 PM
Had a bad clapper
Storm last week. Was outside for it but had no choice to go inside since it got so intense, later I find out the church just down the road got struck on the steeple and half burned down. Stuff was scary and I usually a good boom storm
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 26, 2021, 08:19:27 PM
The guessers keep putting 70% chances of rain and T-storms in the forecast and nothing ever happens. Still sitting at less than 2" of rain since May 1st. 

Neighbors herd of cattle went on a truck today. Been cows on the farm steady since 1906 he says, now the place sits empty looking like a desert. He's not the first or the last to go under this year sadly. I'll be there pretty quick at this rate. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 27, 2021, 01:25:43 PM
You're getting what we had last year chevy, we never had rain for weeks until Oct-Nov before it let loose, any damp spell was mist during the summer. The woods should have been closed by rights, but the Irvings told the government you're about to lay off lots of folks if you do that. And the Irvings have pull, so it never closed. But the Irvings also put every able bodied employee on fire watch duty, including contractors and their workers.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 27, 2021, 01:49:53 PM
Air quality statement. Think I can see the smoke on the air its sunny but real hazey out, can see it just 100 ft 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 27, 2021, 04:46:10 PM
Yes, them fires from Ontario sending smoke our way. Got to 78F here today. Air is going to be dryer tomorrow, less of the muggies. Possibly 40's F for the next two nights.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 27, 2021, 06:01:09 PM
Bad thunderstorm last night but it only dropped .1" of rain. Officially the worst drought since records have been kept. Chance of rain tomorrow but they keep lessening the amount and the % chance. Looking like we will stay below 2" of rain fall May-July, when we would normally see that amount in the first week of May.

Ponds and dug outs are drying up. Swamps, creeks, and small rivers are dry as well. I'm fortunate enough to have 4 drilled wells across the 2 farms so I'm able to spread my water usage out. Others are pumping their wells dry with pond and creek water and having to haul water from the big lake or an artesian well for their animals. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on July 28, 2021, 09:04:40 AM
That's terrible dry, chev. Just a hundred miles away, we're in store for heavy storms later today and tonight.  And while the year did also start out very dry here, we're all but caught up in rainfall totals at this point.  But it can still get too hot in between the rains.

In level 4 out of 5 for severe impacts later.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 28, 2021, 03:17:49 PM
Yeah that's terrible dry. We had to watch our water use for sure. Well is only 80 feet here, but it's been a good well, never been dry. Only garden watering was from the creek here last summer, same this year. Lots of natural springs around here and an artesian just a step down the road. I've seen wells on the headpond go dry, not here on the ridge.

Today it reached 68F for a high, sunny. Cut over 2 acres with the clearing saw on plantation.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 28, 2021, 09:56:02 PM
Had some rain again last night. Started around 6pm. Lasted a couple hours. Not watering the garden at all now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 29, 2021, 05:31:05 AM
 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 29, 2021, 05:43:37 AM
That does not look good. That's how the sun looked the other day. Just the sun. 
I have 45 here this morning. That's a little on the cool side for this time of year.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 29, 2021, 12:37:50 PM
Was 52F this morning on the porch, 70F now. Showers moving in tonight and tomorrow. Not much rain I don't think.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 29, 2021, 12:43:54 PM
Was 52F this morning on the porch, 70F now. Showers moving in tonight and tomorrow. Not much rain I don't think.
We are gonna get hammered with thunder showers tomorrow according to my ventusky radar. So much that any work outside may be a right off. Sometimes I say dang it and go for it, once you get soaked whats the big deal anyway
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 29, 2021, 07:28:33 PM
If youre on the Maine coast best hunker down. Seeing very heavy rain and thunder tonight around 12. Comes our way around 3 -6 am
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 29, 2021, 09:34:47 PM
Been raining since about 3pm,it's a little past 9:30pm now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 30, 2021, 04:27:42 AM
Just sprinkly showers here, you guys took all the water out of them clouds. :D

Looking at the radar shows the rain south of here a few miles. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 30, 2021, 06:35:49 AM
I don't think I said it yet. One of my friends came over the other night. He said everything is nice and green. We should be burning up about now.
Yes, we should be.
 I have not watered the garden for a while.
Much warmer at 60 but won't even  get to 75. Another cool day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 30, 2021, 08:58:20 AM
Thunder a goin BA-BOOM!!! Sky opened up like a water valve was turned. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 30, 2021, 10:51:47 AM
We had 2 thunderstorms roll thru in the last 3 or 4 days, got a whopping .15" total out of all of it. Not even enough to wet the dust.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chet on July 30, 2021, 11:31:26 AM
We had 2 thunderstorms roll thru in the last 3 or 4 days, got a whopping .15" total out of all of it. Not even enough to wet the dust.
We are not all dat far from ya as da crow flies. This month we are probably at 4" or more according to da wife's rain gauge.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 30, 2021, 05:39:55 PM
We've had 1/4" rain today from showers, more coming they said. Some hot here, 60 F for the high. ;D

First weekend I don't plan on watering gardens only because we don't have the heat to suck it up. :)

I heard on the radio today "the hay farmers must be happy this summer, been wet". ??? Where? Never been wet here except grass wet. At no time would I ever get stuck in mud. The yard here is practically a side hill and I've never lost traction with the lawn tractor.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 30, 2021, 05:51:14 PM
I think the trouble up at Chevy's is like here, the rain systems are small and the punch goes out of them in 100 miles, not great big 300 mile wide storms, some get a soaker and others are missed by miles or just sprinkles.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 30, 2021, 05:54:19 PM
I think the trouble up at Chevy's is like here, the rain systems are small and the punch goes out of them in 100 miles, not great big 300 mile wide storms, some get a soaker and others are missed by miles or just sprinkles.
Nothing to complain of here. Got dumped on earlier this morning, no kidding It was raining so hard you couldnt even peep your head out the door without getting soaked. Someones house got struck not too far away as well. Partly sunny and breezy here now, possible showers tonight and clearing up tomorrow for a nice day
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 30, 2021, 06:07:46 PM
Another sprinkle shower passing as we read. Don't amount to beans. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on July 31, 2021, 06:11:40 AM
Another cool morning at 54.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 31, 2021, 06:19:52 AM
Beauty day for work outdoors. Sunny, breeze, 68 all day
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 31, 2021, 11:41:16 AM
This feel like one of those days you get in late august where its all the sudden really cool and you can feel fall in the air.... except its July 31! Anyone else near maritimes feelin that way today? Ill take it though, its nice and not overwhelmingly hot. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 31, 2021, 11:45:05 AM
I was out this morning cutting firewood. It just hit 60F at noon. Nice breeze, no bugs. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on July 31, 2021, 11:46:49 AM
Same SD, not cutting but splitting. As fast as I can go while the weather is good!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 31, 2021, 11:56:46 AM
I also split each bunch that I plan on cutting for the day. Cut until 11:00 am then split it up by noon, sort of deal. I cut easy splitting wood mostly, but might be a spruce or tamarack once in a while. So all I need is the Collins and one whack or two on the easy stuff. ;D Red maple, ash, aspen and fir are a dream to split and lots hot for winter. I've had my winter's wood for this winter all stacked away for months. This is for the next year. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 01, 2021, 06:32:04 AM
Just getting around to looking at the temp. 50 will do it. Another cool one.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 02, 2021, 03:44:24 PM
60's F today and had a 1/4" rain this morning. Clearing tonight. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 02, 2021, 09:32:30 PM
I woke up to rain. I have no idea when it started in the night. Stopped around 8am
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 03, 2021, 04:11:07 PM
76F this afternoon on the porch, breezy out of the west.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 04, 2021, 02:11:55 PM
75F and muggie today, might get to 80 by 4:00 pm.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on August 05, 2021, 10:23:25 AM
Still no meaningful rain around here. 30 miles south got .75" the other day we got enough to get 50% of the pavement wet. 

Rain is forecast on and off for the next 5 days, so hopefully we get something out of all of it. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 05, 2021, 11:40:36 AM
Muggie is right! Strong southern wind and warm! Not sun though
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 05, 2021, 03:43:18 PM
Some rain arrived this afternoon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 05, 2021, 03:46:08 PM
A chilly wet day at 65
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 06, 2021, 05:08:25 AM
62F and fog this morning, had 2/10" rain over night. Suppose to be in the 80's and muggy today.

First order of the day was ordering a new pair of leather shoes with good soles, Samuel Hubbard brand. No more junk sneakers for puttering around. Can't buy anything local worth bringing home. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on August 08, 2021, 12:46:56 PM
We had a nice rain last night.  Checked the gauge and it reads 1.4". Neighbor a mile away said he had 1.9".  The beans will get by a couple weeks on that.  Some were already reflecting the heat, and they don't last long after they start doing that. The early beans may be good thanks to this rain.  Good for the cow pastures, alfalfa, just everything.  Forecast says 99 today, 105 tomorrow. 100's through Thursday, drop to 90's on Friday. August is a tough month to get a lot done outside.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 12, 2021, 05:24:54 AM
A warm afternoon yesterday. Looks like today too!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 12, 2021, 06:54:01 AM
Heat warning here. Although Im not sure it looks overcast here. Is warm but wont get super bad until sun breaks through. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sixacresand on August 12, 2021, 08:08:08 PM
With no shade 10 AM is as long as I can go when the heat index is over 100.  No board is worth getting sick.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 12, 2021, 09:26:43 PM
Oh yea, warm here too, low 90's, sticky too. 
I used up all the cold water taking a shower tonight.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 13, 2021, 03:47:47 AM
The mist and fog kept it from getting in the 90's here. At 3:00 pm it was 82F on the porch. This morning it is 74F on the porch, so I expect about 95 today. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 13, 2021, 04:03:19 AM
With no shade 10 AM is as long as I can go when the heat index is over 100.  No board is worth getting sick.
I cant make it much further than that either. Probably more like 90 in open sun. Drenched and clothes stick to you, sweat in eyes, getting big breaths of 2 stroke smoke... yeah all that makes me nauseous. Im not made for heat
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 13, 2021, 04:26:00 AM
Well, I've got to wear a belt on size 36" pants or they fall half way down. Boss working the pants off me, literally. How many 54 year olds with buns of steel? Ok, never mind. :D yikes_smiley  yikes_smiley  yikes_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 13, 2021, 04:37:47 AM
Any kind of work in the forest is good for ya, good exercise. And people PAY for gym memberships  :D :D 
Gonna hit 90+ today with full sun. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 13, 2021, 05:42:51 AM
And I ain't gonna be in it. ;D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Sixacresand on August 13, 2021, 10:37:18 AM

I used up all the cold water taking a shower tonight.  :D
That is too funny.  
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: farmfromkansas on August 13, 2021, 01:17:11 PM
Went to help the neighbors load some cattle this morning and it was down to 70 degrees.  Thought I needed a sweat shirt.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 13, 2021, 05:43:10 PM
Sitting in shorts with a fan pointing at me still breaking sweat. I cant wait until the sun goes down so there is some releif
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on August 13, 2021, 09:46:06 PM
after all the heat, this eve was relatively cool.  78 now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 14, 2021, 05:19:24 PM
What a scorcher it was today, frequent breaks, still managed to get a bit done though. Was 90, still 85, once that sun goes down should fall fast
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 14, 2021, 09:04:10 PM
We are down to 62 at 9pm!! Started out cool, than a small shower, kinda warm, than a BIG shower came in around 2 pm that cooled things off for the rest of the day.
I am digging rocks and leveling about a 100 foot square area. That is a queasy mud hole!!!!
 That shower really came  down hard and fast!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on August 15, 2021, 08:32:53 AM
I know there is a lot of summer still to come, but I can't help but think of fall as I sit out on my deck this morning drinking coffee.  It's 56 deg this morning.  We've had several days of lower 80's and I love it.  Later this week it will push back to around 90, but still, fall is coming.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 15, 2021, 09:27:28 AM
Was 58F here this morning and now maybe 62F. The heat wave is over, but suppose to hit 70's today and tomorrow. Full sun here, not much wind.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 16, 2021, 04:51:33 AM
I have 50 this morning. Maybe 80 for a high today. 
Yesterday was a nice day, full sun but not hot.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on August 16, 2021, 07:43:35 AM
64 here. 87 listed for high. Still plenty hot.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 16, 2021, 09:05:57 AM
Heat warning is gone, 3 hours down, still gets hot today but only far as 80, I can work with that.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 16, 2021, 04:37:05 PM
Had 80 here today. Dry air 48%.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on August 16, 2021, 07:05:14 PM
Started out at 100 on Friday, topped out Sunday, down to 104 today and temperatures will plummet to a low this Saturday of 90. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 17, 2021, 03:53:00 PM
86F here, AC is on. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on August 19, 2021, 07:37:45 AM
We got a full 2" of rain overnight. Came down like crazy and so hard it woke me up. The mill I am working at is going to be surrounded by a lake today. Hopefully the slab it's on is high enough, but I am not so sure.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2021, 02:07:50 PM
No rain here now for 2 weeks, and very little week before. Watered the garden Sunday from the creek, 150 gallons. I can see the grass starting to die in places. It's been hotter and dryer this month than July. The hurricane rain is all going south of here, might get a thunder shower but the weather man didn't give it high probability. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on August 19, 2021, 02:22:40 PM
We get heavy rains, then go likewise-two weeks or so with nothing but heat.  Probably end up "above average" for total precip for the year again, just like all the recent years.....but this misses the fact that topsoil is baked and too dry nearly all the time due to excessive heat.

It ain't right.......
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 19, 2021, 03:03:52 PM
Were suppose to get a bit of rain tomorrow from this post tropical storm, its a little breezy right now, overcast and muggie. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2021, 04:10:54 PM
Over 90F here on the porch. The clothes was all wet was bush whack'n like I fell in a lake. I drink lots of water and it just pours out like a leaky boat. :D I put in 7-1/2 hrs.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 19, 2021, 04:19:17 PM
I keep 2 cotton work shirts in rotation during the day, every 3ish hours Ill swap, leave the wet one hanging on a branch to dry. I hate the feeling of being swamped. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2021, 04:38:21 PM
Too busy working to really care. :D Change of clothes in the truck for drive home. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2021, 03:52:48 AM
70F on the porch and 70% RH. No rain and not a breath of wind.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 20, 2021, 06:10:37 AM
@HemlockKing (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55126) get yourself a cooler shirt.
Thread here, 
cooler shirts (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=58516.0)
As you will read, they work. These are the type of shirts you can just about put on right out of the washer. 
If you come to my place you will found me outside with a cooler shirt and my viking boots on. Well before someone catches it, pants on too.  :D
I think it rained all night? Just a light drizzle now, but it's wet out. Looks to be another sticky day. Won't be too many of them days left.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 20, 2021, 06:13:22 AM
@HemlockKing (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55126) get yourself a cooler shirt.
Thread here,
cooler shirts (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=58516.0)
As you will read, they work. These are the type of shirts you can just about put on right out of the washer.
If you come to my place you will found me outside with a cooler shirt and my viking boots on. Well before someone catches it, pants on too.  :D
I think it rained all night? Just a light drizzle now, but it's wet out. Looks to be another sticky day. Won't be too many of them days left.
The link brad has up is expired. Any other links? Suppose Ill search up some anyway. I use the 100% cotton button up long sleeve work shirts from marks, mostly because they are cheap and I dont mind the look of them for wearing casual.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 20, 2021, 06:18:46 AM
I suppose a google would found something. I just buy the short sleeves ones. But can see the long ones working too.
There are many brands out there. Starter is another one. That might be a walmart one.
I had a hard time buying a new shirt and than wearing it to work in.  ???  I wrecked it the first day.  :o But made a believer out of me. My Father would of liked one.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2021, 12:15:03 PM
I suspect linen fabric is a good natural choice which I would highly prefer over synthetic. The old timers had linen fabric before cotton. Flax was grown and spun here far and wide. None now, mostly coming from Europe. All the linen yarn is. If it is quick drying, then it is most likely polyester, which I can not wear with a saw harness on. If it gets damp from sweat it will rub your hide raw. I have to use natural fiber.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 20, 2021, 12:34:01 PM
Says right on the tag 100% cotton. Although this new batch feels like polyester and thinner. I haven’t bought a new batch in 5 years(before last week). Same price for lower quality. Quality is gone way of the dodo birds. Can’t even have a good work shirt anymore without these places trying to cut more corners and less quality as time goes on.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 20, 2021, 12:36:28 PM
Some day Ill shear some sheep too, might as well learn to make clothes, by the end of my life Ill have done everything, because Im sick of getting skimped with junk. Ill do it all.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: mike_belben on August 20, 2021, 01:20:19 PM
in the north, taking your plow off ensures a surprise noreaster. 

in the south, seeding some grass ensures its 'bout to come a flood'
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: hacknchop on August 20, 2021, 02:52:23 PM
hot and muggy here today, Im haven't bought any clothes in 41 yrs they seem to just appear,come to think of it I haven't thrown any out either they just seem to disappear.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2021, 03:07:16 PM
That's what it is when the wife buys your clothes. :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 20, 2021, 03:29:10 PM
Says right on the tag 100% cotton.
Was referring to Brad's Bass Pro shirt in his link.
They tried that synthetic stuff on me on the west coast. They was some glad to get some Stanfield wool in cold rain every day. About 2 weeks in April of dry is all you have on the BC north coast. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on August 20, 2021, 04:07:41 PM
After tthe war my dad had a job offer in Prince Rupert, having grown up in Vancouver he didn't entertain the idea. :D It is 25C (77F) here right now with no trace of the rain we so desperately need, the White Rock Lake fire is only 20 miles away. The south and western portions of the neighbouring municipality are on evacuation alert again which means be ready to go NOW if the call comes in.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 22, 2021, 10:26:23 AM
The Henry hurricane will miss NS,
Looks to be going up through mass and northern Maine. Get a little breeze today and some heavy rain later,
Dont need no more hurricanes ravaging my forests anymore, the reason Im cutting out field anyway, its already field. Will make for a easy stump removal as most are uprooted and half rotten already.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 22, 2021, 12:34:53 PM
Raining hard here today in MA. Bands coming and going from the storm.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 22, 2021, 12:42:17 PM
Sunny, dry as a bone and 80F up here. I hauled 175 gallons of water for the gardens yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 22, 2021, 06:55:35 PM
So far just a light rain and a little wind. I think it has begun.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 24, 2021, 03:48:35 PM
1-1/2" rain today, then the sun came out after dinner and drove the temp up to 83F.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on August 24, 2021, 05:37:01 PM
104.  nuff said.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 24, 2021, 06:41:36 PM
We got down pours in Bands here. Felt muggie and warm/gross out all day. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on August 24, 2021, 09:54:31 PM
Haven't posted in a while but still no meaningful rain and nasty heat. Last week was in the 90s everyday with lows at night in the mid 70s. Had 3 days in a row with the RH in the 30% range it was like a hair drier outside. Leaves are falling, grass is done, cat tails shriveled up, pond is dried up, ravens have been feasting on the fish and frogs that dried up.

Some promising rain in the forecast but it's to late to do any good this year. But anything we get will help replenish the soil and hopefully next year is better.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 25, 2021, 05:52:53 AM
Another warm, sticky day coming,90's. Temps and the sticky stuff have not been all that bad this year. I don't think it has been 75 at day break at all this summer. Had about 3-4 days in a row of the warm weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 25, 2021, 05:55:39 AM
Yeah its gonna be a hot one here too, and humid. Im so close to being done on this field I just want it done and start splitting the wood already!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: outdoorslife on August 25, 2021, 10:06:06 AM
S.NH really got a miss from Henri, we got good amount of rain, but no major winds.  Figure I am counting our blessings as the garden is coming in nicely, and I haven't had to water it at all this year.  But doing any major outdoor projects has been a PITA with the intermittent rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 25, 2021, 10:15:13 AM
Missed us too, got some good rain from it though, still another 2 months to go for hurricane season though, hoping matures gives my area a break for a few years as we get hit a lot 
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Post by: wisconsitom on August 25, 2021, 11:24:42 AM
Got some heavy rain yesterday which, if the past several months are any indication, mean we'll likely be hot and parched within a week.
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Post by: SwampDonkey on August 25, 2021, 02:17:47 PM
We've had a handful of 70-72F here in the early mornings. This morning was 70F and got up to 85F awhile ago, but probably 90F by now. By 1:30 I had almost 2 acres of plantation cut and could barely lift my feet. :D A lot of raspberry bushes and who ever prepped the site for planting really trashed the place, deep ruts to climb through all day long. Saw hitting in mud mounds, to keep nice and dull. It was an old field, I see no need to tear the land all up to plant a spruce tree.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 25, 2021, 09:06:00 PM
I used up all the cold water taking a shower again.  ;D
Cool weather is coming. Friday only 80.
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Post by: HemlockKing on August 26, 2021, 01:35:53 PM
SUPER HOT. good thing I had planned to do a lot of driving hauling storage stuff today. Id probably faint if I was trying to run a saw today. 93 here off my porch but just 5 min towards ocean drops to 85 lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 26, 2021, 02:58:31 PM
87F right now. We are going to have a big dip in temps tonight and the rain off the front is suppose to stay north of us. Calling for a high of barely 70 for 2 days, Friday and Saturday, then heat front moving in again Sunday.

Cut about the same as yesterday, 1-3/4 acres and finished at 2:00. Thicker hardwood at the back and a big hill on a small section. Got'r done anyway. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 26, 2021, 03:34:50 PM
Yeah I wish I could sweep a acre a day lol . In the young spruce and balsam I can but Im more often than not dealing with beetle/mistletoe/hurricane damaged mess. Probably 1/4 acre if I run myself to the ground. Thats with everything diced up and cut into rounds 
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Post by: SwampDonkey on August 27, 2021, 10:39:32 AM
Was 63F this morning at 5:00 am, and it's never budged since, a north wind has come up. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 27, 2021, 10:44:11 AM
We still got heat warning today. Not as hot as yesterday but still expecting 85+ . Tomorrow and thereafter looks to stay under 70-75 . Its welcomed. If it could stay in the 55-70 range that would be great 
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Post by: Mooseherder on August 27, 2021, 10:57:50 AM
It was 45 * this morning with the North wind.
90* yesterday. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2021, 03:01:14 AM
Yesterday's high was 68F. A little bit ago it was 52F, but I suspect it will dip to 48F by day break. ;D No wind, dead calm. Have not mowed the lawn for 3 weeks it seems, time for a little haircut today, she's looking a little rustic. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 28, 2021, 03:34:56 AM
What are you out in the woods at 3am?  :D . We got relief finally , 4:30 am and cool now, high of 70 today
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2021, 04:41:04 AM
What are you out in the woods at 3am?  :D . We got relief finally , 4:30 am and cool now, high of 70 today
porch with morning coffee. Star gazing. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 29, 2021, 03:25:53 AM
I see rain streaming across southern Maine and missing us all together. All they ever call for up here is chance of showers. They said clouding up here for today as I look out and see a starry sky and moon shining on steel roofs. ;D 48F or there abouts this morning. I think it was a little colder up at the woodlot yesterday, I had gloves on, hands was cold, and was in the woods at 6:30 am for my weekly check on things. Seen where cow and calve moose spent the night along the road in the weeds. Just missed them I guess. ;D

A skunk was digging and scratching on the lawn right along with my cousin's chickens at 6:00 am. Those with the most grubs wins. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on August 29, 2021, 05:26:44 PM
Was like 45 this morning. Big change from the heat wave! Feeling of fall was here. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 30, 2021, 06:49:24 AM
62 but should hit 80 today. Yesterday was a cool day, no sun, a little rain off and on all day. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 30, 2021, 03:40:20 PM
Rained here all day, 3/4".  Cut 1-1/2 acres of brush.  smiley_thumbsup Hit 70F here I think.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on August 30, 2021, 08:35:17 PM
Again rain off and on all day. Almost 80 today, Dark at 8pm now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on August 31, 2021, 11:23:18 AM
Broke into sun and high pressure.  Right around 6 inches of rain over the weekend.

That has been the entire story, not just for this year but last too.  Plenty of rain....if all you do is look at totals.  But most of the time, the soil is baked and dry and this will go on for days or even weeks.  Then a big glug of rain.  It is not ideal for plant life.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 01, 2021, 11:19:06 PM
1.75" of rain over the weekend and now some cooler temps. Even with that rain there isn't a puddle to be found, the dirt is powder dry. 

Clearing some fenceline and I'm able to drive right thru a swale complete with dieing cattails. Digging stumps and there is no moisture in the ground.

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on September 02, 2021, 07:17:27 AM
We got over 4" of rain from that storm but it's clear this morning and cool. Only 57 at 7am. I hope it will trend toward drier weather form the next several weeks, I have a lot of work to do.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: cutterboy on September 02, 2021, 07:24:16 AM
3.9 inches of rain yesterday and last night. I guess I'll let the ground drain a couple of days before I go back into the woods.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 02, 2021, 09:31:47 AM
Balmy 39 this morning. Fall is here.
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Post by: HemlockKing on September 02, 2021, 09:43:08 AM
Pouring here. Decided to run into town for supplies. My new hat! 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/65126/04F25C0E-6B2A-446D-8A06-DCEDD97B3AD0.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1630590179)
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 02, 2021, 11:50:42 AM
It's just showers here off Ida, hardly 1/4" rain so far. Wouldn't be surprised if the sun peeked out briefly before dark. ;D Was 54F here early.

Good time for a nap under a wool blanket. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2021, 06:33:45 AM
1/2" rain so far off Ida here and showers again today. Feels like fall. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2021, 06:42:36 AM
I usually have to spend $400 in a shop for a hat. When I bought a new saw recently, noth'n. We have these tractor dealer shops that have taken up Stihl dealerships, none of them stock many parts or fix your saw right then and there. Only one saw shop around that will fix your saw right then and there for work tomorrow or hand you a loaner. I got fed the line that saw promotional sales cost them money and not Stihl. I don't by it esp. when saw price gone up $400 in 6 years, double the imaginary inflation rate. They already cost more than a chain saw that has twice the power. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 03, 2021, 06:48:55 AM
SD, I did get the hat with my new ms362 lol . Got a couple bars and chains with it, files, new wedges, new chain for my ms170. All kinds of goodies, this is my favourite hat now lol

Now I got a solid line up of saws and I just need a clearing saw! 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2021, 12:05:17 PM
It's been 52-58F here for two days and nights. Temp. hasn't budged much. ;D
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Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2021, 02:45:49 PM
Fall asters  ;D

https://youtu.be/F5tT6bda3wM (https://youtu.be/F5tT6bda3wM)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 03, 2021, 03:06:06 PM
Loving this cool weather
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Post by: ljohnsaw on September 03, 2021, 09:33:50 PM
Been hot and smokey last week through Monday.  Sister and BIL came up from Kingman, AZ on Tuesday.  They brought cooler weather (mid-80's) and a breeze that got rid of all the smoke from the different fires around the state.  They left this morning at 9:30.  By 10, there was a hint of smoke in the air and temps climbing to the low 90's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 04, 2021, 05:35:33 AM
Daylight all around here finally, days are getting shorter quick. 52 here now and you feel it lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 04, 2021, 07:35:35 AM
45F here, partly sunny and that cold wind. Making spaghetti sauce this morning. ;D

Air conditioner has been taken in for the winter this morning. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 04, 2021, 12:00:26 PM
Last year around this time it was like this then we had one last heat wave, summers last BLEEP youbefore leaving for another year Id you will lol 
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Post by: thecfarm on September 04, 2021, 07:18:08 PM
Asters, frost flowers. Been cool here too. But today was up to 74. Lots of sun today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 05, 2021, 03:27:12 AM
We reached 60F yesterday and that was at 4:00 pm the hottest point in any day. Today it's 45F again on the porch, I see lots of stars. Still a NE air flow, but near nil. We have rain coming tonight and Monday. Might not see 70F again here until next spring. Last year, we never had any heat wave after week one up here. I'm sure we had a few 70's, but no high 80's or low 90's that late.

I was going to mention, about 2 weeks ago, I saw a fireball in the sky over Mars Hill around 4:00 am local time, like a satellite or rocket breaking up and crashing to the ground. It was literally in pieces. I've not seen any reports. Didn't act like a meteor, not fast enough. Anyone hear of something crashing between Maine and New Brunswick? I was thinking one of them internet sat's that Musk is firing off up there, bound to be one of them fail.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 05, 2021, 08:50:06 AM
Heat is on at 52. That will keep the flies away.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 06, 2021, 08:26:46 AM
64 and it's wet out there. Started to rain around 8:30 last night. I have no idea when it stopped. Don't dry off as quick in July. Don't get the long days now and most days are not as warm. I said most days, back in July we had 50 a few mornings.  :o
Really been a cool summer again. Last summer was on the cool side too. Did not have much more than a week of temps that was on the warm side.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 06, 2021, 02:47:39 PM
Rained this morning, and in the night rained hard in bursts. Then sun and got to 72F today. Out on the job it rained until 1:00 pm, but at the house was done by 9:00 am I think. 1/4" of water in the rain gauge. Suppose to be in the 70's here the rest of the work days this week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 06, 2021, 04:27:14 PM
I guess you could say it got to 80 today, in a parking lot.  :D  On the road, 75. A shower has brought me into the house.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on September 07, 2021, 12:16:22 PM
Had one whumping thundershower move thru an hour ago.  4-inch hail!  Thought my windshield was a goner for sure.

Bet we got an inch of rain in a half-hour out of that thing.

Getting fall-like here too.  Swamp, we sure have similar vegetation between your home area and the area where my land is located, right down to same asters etc.  For reference, look up Suring, WI, right at 45N latitude.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 07, 2021, 05:20:25 PM
4 in?? holly cow. :o :o

We had a thunder clapper last night that dropped an addition 3/4" of rain for the day, total was 1". That's twice what we got from Ida. Had one clap go off like a cannon. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 07, 2021, 05:27:49 PM
Suring, WI would be about the same latitude as St Stephen, NB. Which is 95 miles south in a straight line. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 08, 2021, 06:28:42 AM
Was a beauty yesterday. 68 all day, breeze, cool fall feel. Ended up doing 12 hr. At the end I made a quick piece of art for one of
My trails  ;D
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I was real tired trying to beat the dark, now that S is bothering me, looks like a 5, might go fix that :D 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 08, 2021, 06:49:32 AM
I like the sign.
I had 46 around 5am. Had not seen temps like that since July.  :D Suppose to get to the mid 70's. Sun comes up, warms up quick, sun goes down, cools off quick. Fall is in the air.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 08, 2021, 02:16:39 PM
Was 54F on the porch at 4:30 am and now is 75F and a strong south wind. Heavy rain is on the way with showers Thursday and Friday off same storm. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 09, 2021, 06:58:06 AM
SD, since you’re a clearingsaw pro, do you think one of those would fare well in thin tall thick bushes like this? I have a feeling they might tangle up ? Too small for chainsaw keeps derailing, loppers  and clippers are slow  
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/65126/7FBB6903-1497-4D41-B636-A2673A48B31E.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1631185077)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2021, 03:15:58 AM
I've cut lots of hazel before, thick hazel. But thankfully we don't have to cut berry bushes, just hazels. I have cut bog bushes before on a private woodlot, but it's a waste of time unless you have a good overstory cover. Next summer they will come right back. ;D No, the bushes don't stop a clearing saw, just need the RPM's up and 'stomp and swing'. New dance song. :D

Too dark here yet to check the rain gauge, but it rained a lot and still coming down hard since before dark yesterday. When I came home the pavement was full of water  like a brook. Nice ditches on a neglected rural road, road bed is the ditch I guess. :D :D
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Post by: HemlockKing on September 10, 2021, 05:31:34 AM
That’s what I figured SD. I gotta order a clearing saw, it’s my last needed weapon   :D

That picture is what’s going to be a quad trail, so after cut it will be beat down a lot and stay a trail. Swampy area of my land!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2021, 05:39:57 AM
Hurricane Larry has dumped off 2-3/4" rain so far and still raining hard. 54F on the porch. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 10, 2021, 05:42:42 AM
Bands of heavy rain here, breezy, 70F. Almost feels like a hurricane is here from south. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2021, 05:51:40 AM
I maintain some trails and property lines on my place with a clearing saw once in awhile, but I don't have a lot of undergrowth so it keeps the regrowth to a min.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 10, 2021, 05:55:32 AM
Do you happen to know that species of bush on the photo? Stuff grows like dog hair in certain areas, I wonder what inspires it’s growth. This trail runs along my survey lines so it’s basically to patrol. After I cut it once suspect won’t need to sgain 

I’ll get another picture shortly 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 10, 2021, 06:38:53 AM
Still a raining here now. Not much for rain during the daylights hours yesterday, just enough to keep things wet. Than about 6 pm it started a steady rain. was a warm day. 60 now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 10, 2021, 06:41:36 AM
The rock swamp must be soupy conditions  :D
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Post by: thecfarm on September 10, 2021, 06:48:12 AM
Just don't get off the rocks.  ;)  ;D
But saying that there are 2 areas that I have been working on, digging rocks and making it level. I betcha that is nothing but mud. Have to stay clear of that for a couple days. Let it dry out some.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2021, 09:25:46 AM
We've hit 3" rain now, still coming down. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on September 10, 2021, 09:57:20 AM
Had a pretty good light show last night - one around 10, another around midnight and one woke me up around 4am.  Total precip of .13"  First rain since last January, IIRC!  Lake is really, really low right now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2021, 10:46:35 AM
It's breaking away here now, rain is over. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 11, 2021, 03:48:04 AM
Stars out and 48F on the porch. One could get 'et up out there in the darkness, coyotes yippen just now. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on September 11, 2021, 08:19:08 AM
I'm so happy that fall is around the corner.  We've had some nice cool mornings recently.  It's 66 this morning, so not as cool, as today is gonna be a hot day in the 90's, but it won't last.  I love these mornings sitting out on the deck, drinking my coffee, smelling the walnut drying under the deck.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 12, 2021, 11:31:45 AM
Yesterday was nice porch rocking weather for sure, today not so much, cool and wet. But Sept-October are nice months up this way, even when the sun hits the porch by 6:00 pm and doesn't fry your hide. :D Nice colors to see to. ;) Coming on quick. Have to get another batch of tomato sauce brewed up next weekend, doesn't look like any frost forecast. Frost free days are numbered.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 12, 2021, 02:22:01 PM
The sun did return after dinner and it's 68F now on the porch. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 17, 2021, 05:03:27 AM
1/2" rain on Wednesday and a couple days of 70's F weather here. Picking squash today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 17, 2021, 05:09:04 AM
Wed we probably got a  in a half hour.  :o Was dark like 7pm at 5 pm. 
I have 50 and the heat is on for now. Was a warm day yesterday.
Still no frost.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 17, 2021, 05:14:38 AM
Heats on here about 50. Might get rain but may stay just off the coast. Otherwise good outdoors day
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 18, 2021, 05:55:27 AM
62 here this morning. High 70's is coming today!! Heats up quick and cools off quick now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 18, 2021, 05:59:38 AM
A pending rain for us here, 62F right now, but no high 70's up this way today. Going to be a cold front pushing the rain off and feel like fall Sunday.

Lawn mower is cleaned up and stored for winter.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 18, 2021, 06:03:24 AM
You got all the moist chunky grass out of the deck? Thats what kills them
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 18, 2021, 07:55:05 AM
Yep! Deck is 12 years old, nothing rusted through. It's a heavier gauge deck then the cheapie lawn tractors have. All of 2 acres of lawn to mow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on September 21, 2021, 10:23:19 PM
Worked up the hill today - upper 70's.  Just heard on the News weather:  Truckee went from a low this morning of 29 up to a high of 81.  That's typical this time of year.  A 52 swing!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 22, 2021, 03:43:29 PM
70's F weather up this way all week. :)

The moose hunt is on up here for 5 days and she's a bit warm for that. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 22, 2021, 08:12:17 PM
Frost warning here tonight. Sunday it hit 90 UP here, Monday night the low was 38. Highs have been in the 50s and 60s since the weekend. Been getting good doses of rain, has a long ways to go to replenish all the subsoil moisture that was lost though, but ill take every drop. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 23, 2021, 05:41:21 AM
Yes on the warm moose hunt. Stepson got a moose a few years back. They had to move quick and get it on ice.
I saw 76 on the van thermometer yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 24, 2021, 05:46:07 AM
66 here this morning.  That is warm this time of day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on September 24, 2021, 05:55:16 AM
we are 63 now.  good morning Ray.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 24, 2021, 06:05:41 AM
Good Morning to you too!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 24, 2021, 06:16:50 AM
75 later, was 75 and sunny yesterday, it sure dont feel the same though. A 75 day in summer vs in fall, it feels colder even though the temps are the same? Not sure what it is. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on September 24, 2021, 08:05:45 AM
58 here this morning. High today is supposed to not quite hit 70, but sunny with a 5 MPH breeze. Perfect working day it looks like, and I was supposed to go cut trees, but I forgot I have a 'thing' with the wife, so will lose most of the day on that. We got just under 2" of rain yesterday and another 0.8" overnight. This should help keep the skeeters healthy. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 24, 2021, 03:29:37 PM
Was 62F this morning and now 75F, been a mist once in awhile and sun at times. Windy out. Rain coming tonight into tomorrow.

We decided to purchase a new washer today, the old one is 20 years old and getting squeaky and out of balance. ;D Seen some nice maple rockers there coming out of Quebec, almost brought one home to. But we have two now. Much prefer a rocking chair over foamed furniture. We have 2 oak rockers now. They don't loosen up with wood heat all winter, so well made. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 24, 2021, 03:57:24 PM
 
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 Was 73 here all day. Cloudy now. Good day for working. Other than finding out that someone’s been helping them self to hunting on my land, littering carrot bags, and cutting down trees. No more.

You gotta watch your stuff or people will mess you around. Never did like people.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: beenthere on September 24, 2021, 07:14:03 PM
Was 62F this morning and now 75F, been a mist once in awhile and sun at times. Windy out. Rain coming tonight into tomorrow.

We decided to purchase a new washer today, the old one is 20 years old and getting squeaky and out of balance. ;D Seen some nice maple rockers there coming out of Quebec, almost brought one home to. But we have two now. Much prefer a rocking chair over foamed furniture. We have 2 oak rockers now. They don't loosen up with wood heat all winter, so well made. ;)
"we".. Hmmm.. ?
SD get hitched?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2021, 03:31:01 AM
Nothing that serious. :D Did some housing consolidation 3 years ago, built new house on the farm and moved ma in. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 25, 2021, 03:33:39 AM
Heavy rain here and a light show awhile ago. Still raining, not as hard, 62F.

 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 25, 2021, 05:28:29 AM
I have 55 at 5:30 am. Another warm night. This will have stop soon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on September 25, 2021, 05:27:02 PM
This is unreal! 28C here, 83F, which is mighty warm for late September. We should be getting fog and light frost by now. Great for the grain and corn harvest what there is of it, we haven't had a decent rain this year.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 05:35:29 AM
65F here this morning. Had bedroom window up all night and still 77F in there. Where did the cold front go? ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 06:16:37 AM
Well, here comes more rain. Rainfall warning for the area today. Well, it ain't snow at least. :snowball:
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 10:15:48 AM
I doubt it could rain any harder here, 1-1/4" here so far this morning. I can barely see out. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 12:59:10 PM
2" here today so far. Had 1-3/4" rain yesterday.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 26, 2021, 01:56:27 PM
So you're the one that got the rain yesterday. I guess the weather guys was off many miles with that report. Down my way we was suppose to get a bunch of rain. Sun was out for most of the day here. Rained in the night.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 02:50:09 PM
2-1/4" rain and still falling............
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on September 26, 2021, 04:28:12 PM
Rained so hard here and was going around the house looking for leaks. Pounded the roof. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 06:01:57 PM
Red float marks the amount. When it ended it was a little bit above the 4-1/4" mark after this photo.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/rain-gauge-Sept26-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1632693655)


Clearing away now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 27, 2021, 05:49:05 AM
That is some rain in a short amount of time.
45 here now. Still no frost in sight.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 27, 2021, 03:32:52 PM
Was 45F here this morning and got to 65F I think.

Temp is going to drop Wednesday with temps in the 50's for highs.

Haven't had any frost here yet either. The squash vines are as green as they would be in June, peppers plants to.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on September 29, 2021, 05:21:13 AM
I have 40 here this morning and will just about hit 60 today. Maybe fall temps are here. Been in the 70's here just about every day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 29, 2021, 03:00:56 PM
We've had over 8" rain this month. Cooler day, but sunny and nice today. Might have reached 60F, but barely. It was 45F here this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 01, 2021, 09:13:39 PM
A day with no rain!! Seem like every day, for the last 2 weeks, we have a shower. None today.  :o
50 now. I am wearing a sweat shirt in the mornings now. The leaves in any wet spot are just about to drop. Always seem a bog, wet hole, is always red and orange. And I mean bright too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on October 01, 2021, 09:57:34 PM
we had a nice rain 2 days ago, and my 4 inches of dust is turned back to soil. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 02, 2021, 06:25:29 AM
Well, the season is changing here for sure, I can't ignore it no matter how hard I try. I don't think it hit 70 in the last 5 days and it was 46 when I got up this morning but predicted to just break 70 today. Looks like a rainy week ahead after Sunday and I have a couple of orders of Mushroom logs to get done in the next 2 weeks, so I guess I'll get wet. Today I will be milling until it gets too hot, then maybe get some of those logs started. I don't see a frost coming anytime soon, but we head to VT at the end of the week for some r&r with my cousins. That will get me in the 'fall acceptance mode' and I'll be interested to see if they have any color yet. This is the time of year they are usually in full color, but I don't see that happening in a week this year. Hopefully their apples trees have bounced back and we come home with some this year. Last year, not one apple and the 100+ year old trees looked all but dead. Usually I can fill 4 five gallon buckets in about 20 minutes.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 02, 2021, 06:41:01 AM
A day with no rain!! Seem like every day, for the last 2 weeks, we have a shower. None today.  :o
50 now. I am wearing a sweat shirt in the mornings now. The leaves in any wet spot are just about to drop. Always seem a bog, wet hole, is always red and orange. And I mean bright too.
My swampy areas are turning too. Water absorbs temp better than soil(cool nights) , not enough water to hold significant heat from the daytime, which gives those trees the message that it’s fall quicker lol
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on October 02, 2021, 07:02:43 AM
I'm getting a little color here. Most of it has been in the last week. It's been just cool enough in the morning that when I run the wipers whatever's left turns to the ice. I didn't even have to run the fan the last two nights. Still warm enough during the day to not want long pants yet though
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 02, 2021, 09:05:33 AM
Been 50F for a high here for a couple days, showery, but no accumulation to measure.

Canned 4 small jars of jalapenos for sandwiches, half pint jars.

Been burning wood the last 2 days, just a warm up fire to take off the dampness. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: 51cub on October 03, 2021, 10:33:08 AM
Raining now and 55. Looks like a fair chance of more rain the next couple days, then going to be 70s middle of the week
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 03, 2021, 10:51:02 AM
Dry this coming week and in the 60's. Nice work'n and fall leave viewing weather. :)

I do see a frost advisory.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 05, 2021, 03:13:22 PM
Looks like nice sunny weather all week, in the 60's. Nice fall weather. :)

There was some frost out on the Teague (Tag), where we are whack'n bushes. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 08, 2021, 05:40:58 AM
40 here this morning, should get up to 70 again today. Yesterday was a great day for a foliage ride. Went up to Quill Hill in Maine. A google search will show you the 360 view. I did a one minute video on it too. Lots of people enjoying the view too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 08, 2021, 10:11:14 AM
It's at the peek leaf color here to. Been 70 F for a couple days, today the air is changing. Was 54 F early and still that now. Probably 60F for a high today, and all day to get there. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 08, 2021, 01:07:40 PM
Not peak leaf colour here yet, probably another week tops, still got a lot of green leaves
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 08, 2021, 02:12:31 PM
We've got some places the maples are almost bare and it's never been cold, just a dying day length. Three more weeks and it will be all bare here like winter, always does every year. ;D

Garden is still green, no frost, but frost in the back country. In the last 2 weeks I could hardly see little red maple whips at all in the weeds, bare as a billiard ball. ;D

Never got any water out of that cold front out of the NE today, now it is all clear as a bell out.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 08, 2021, 06:29:06 PM
Another warm day is coming to an end.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 10, 2021, 08:49:08 AM
Real chilly this morning, 34 and was not prepared for that lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 10, 2021, 10:48:17 AM
Fog here ever since morning, not all that hot. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 10, 2021, 03:47:58 PM
Low 60's here all day. I'm not use to that cold weather.  :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 10, 2021, 06:02:36 PM
Was fairly warm mid day near 65.

Happy thanksgiving to fellow Canadians.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on October 10, 2021, 06:28:30 PM
After a dry spell that broke the record books, we've got a few days of rain. What a nice change!
Happy Thanksgiving for sure HK!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 13, 2021, 04:57:27 AM
Hey, the Penguins cleaned up at Tampa Bay with 6:2 on opening night. 8)

Been dry this month so far and unseasonably warm, can't be many taters left to dig now.

56F this morning on the porch. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 13, 2021, 05:35:05 AM
I only have 46 this morning.
Yesterday I was in the city and it was 80!!!  :o   Suppose to be in the high 70's again today!!
I was out on the tractor until 8:30 last night. I was hauling dirt in just a a t shirt. Most times that sun goes down and it cools off quick in Oct. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 13, 2021, 05:56:57 AM
63 here now pretty warm. Yesterday was a little hot too, cool off fast in shade but that sun worked ya
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 13, 2021, 05:59:45 AM
I had the window up all night here and it is still 75F in here. We've had no wind here at all, I suspect November is going to get nasty. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 13, 2021, 06:05:56 AM
Nov. will be "normal" temps and everyone will say how cold it is.  ::)
Seem like last year was on the warm side, than when "it" happened "it" happened quick and stayed cold.  ;D  Well here I go with cold too.  ;D  Cold the way it should be. 
Still no frost here. I don't think I have even seen any temps in the 30's yet. And yet is the key word too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 14, 2021, 04:35:26 AM
Summer in October ain't natural. 60F on the porch this early hour. It stayed 78F in here all night, window wide open. Not a breath of wind. Running the furnace fan and the air exchanger most of the day because we leave the windows shut to keep lady bugs and house flies out. Screens on windows don't keep them from getting in a window. That's a fallacy.  ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 14, 2021, 04:51:03 AM
The house flies, stink bugs, western conifer seed bug an wasps are horrible right now trying to enter home
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 14, 2021, 05:50:42 AM
House flies are here too. I have people coming into the store with the same problem.
Yesterday was another hot day. High 70's!!!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on October 14, 2021, 05:54:42 AM
we have had more mice this fall than any other year.  no one like to sleep in the cold. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 14, 2021, 06:21:45 AM
 :D :D Watched a barn cat yesterday. He sits at the edge of a cut oat field, been coming there a couple months. Same spot to. Yesterday I saw him take flight about 3 feet in the air for the big pounce on a mouse.  8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on October 14, 2021, 07:55:10 AM
Not exactly weather-related, but what'da you all say....Cluster flies-I'm sure that name is shortened up just a bit-are the most annoyingly stupid insects on the planet.  They'll spend all day buzzing in the window screen, as if wanting to get out, but open a window screen and shew them out....they fly back in before you can replace the screen!  Slow and easy to catch with your fingers, they can be literally tossed out the door....and before you can get that door shut, they will have flown back in!

Again, cluster-**** flies has got to be the original name.  As far as weather goes, they ramp up late in the year like right now.  Found all over the north country as far as I'm aware.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Gere Flewelling on October 14, 2021, 08:05:50 AM
Heater on for the ride to work and AC on for the ride home.  I love this time of year.  8) Too bad it only lasts for 3 week or so. :'(
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 14, 2021, 09:36:27 AM
Again, cluster-**** flies has got to be the original name.  As far as weather goes, they ramp up late in the year like right now.  Found all over the north country as far as I'm aware.
Yep that's them alright, we just call them house flies. We get a dose of them in the spring too, coming out of the dead grass after winter. :D

Cluster flies parasitize earth worms.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 14, 2021, 09:41:20 AM
Again, cluster-**** flies has got to be the original name.  As far as weather goes, they ramp up late in the year like right now.  Found all over the north country as far as I'm aware.
Yep that's them alright, we just call them house flies. We get a dose of them in the spring too, coming out of the dead grass after winter. :D

Cluster flies parasitize earth worms.
Not to mention with so many of them youre outdoors working and break the slightest sweat they are all over you like you are the garbage man. I hate insects, except bumble bees.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on October 14, 2021, 12:43:41 PM
Heh, to me, house flies look about the same but have some actual energy.  These lazy, half-awake cluster-**** flies are docile and apparently, mentally retarded!

Sprayfoam insulation in the "cabin" half of my shed cut down their numbers considerably.  Then too, I go around the building once or twice a year, shooting up into the eaves and roof joints in the gambrel metal roof with a synthetic pyrethroid-type insecticide.  These types of materials are really closer to being repellants than actual bug killers.  It seems to help.  The entomologist will tell you, if it's flying bugs you want to keep out, spray high, up at roof line seams, etc.  If it's crawling insects, hit the ground line.  I do both because the imported lady beetles try to get in at the wall plate this time of year too.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 15, 2021, 05:48:37 AM
Heat wave might be over.  :D
I have 56 now at almost 6am. Mid 60's today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 15, 2021, 06:01:04 AM
56F here to, showery weather so no solar heating much. A good break, but I think the big cool down is mid week next, highs in the 50's. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 15, 2021, 07:19:35 AM
Time for me to check in here too, yeah, the change is coming quite slowly. 56 here this morning anf they are calling for a 74 high today, but I will believe it when I see it. The last 10 days or so has been that weird weather where I leave the house in a shirt, light sweatshirt, and light jacket, get to the mill and take the jacket off before I fire it up, then take the sweatshirt off in 20 minutes, then and hour later I am down to a sweatshirt, and I come home soaking with sweat as it is cooling down. The days are real pretty mostly. 12 days agoa it was cool enough that I wore lined jeans for a couple of days, but that wore off quick when the temp came back up. We had been getting lows in the mid 40's overnight, then highs in the high 50's during the day, but we are back up now. Skies have had a lot of cloud cover, but the winds are very low to zero. Still have bugs when it warms up in the afternoon with no frost yet. This is pretty good 'get it done now' weather. Trees are really beginning to turn this week. When I drove 25 miles west of here on Wednesday and gained about 1,500 feet in elevation the colors are nearly at peak. Here at the house they are pre-peak by about a week. I am getting worried about getting wood done.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 16, 2021, 09:18:44 AM
Rained hard here around 5-6 this morning. Had not had rain for a while. Maybe a shower later.  60
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 16, 2021, 12:59:41 PM
Rain here, earlier was mostly a 'Scottish mist'. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 17, 2021, 07:28:34 AM
Yesterday was supposed to have a bunch of rain but it held off until the early evening and we got about 1/2" or so in a short period. The rest of the day was fairly nice, but overcast. The rain brought in a cold front and the temp dropped severly just as it began. It's 50 here now but only headed to about 60 for a high today. Clear skies right now that are supposed to cloud up this afternoon when a little more rain may come through.
 I got curious this morning so I went back to last years thread and learned that it was about the same last year but we had some much colder nights in late September and I had been running the shop stove off and on to maintain dry comfortable temps. Have not lit it yet this year, but I am still not working in the shop and my wood supply is not quite where I want it (yet). I still have to do some fall maintenance on the stove but have been too busy with other jobs. It seems, in general that this year is trending a bit warmer than last. We have yet to even think about a frost this year, but last year we had a close call or two by this date.
 Swamp, have you started your stove yet, beyond a single rainy day situation?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 17, 2021, 07:57:25 AM
Still raining here at a good pace and 1-1/4" so far, was 60F this morning before daylight. Wind died down after it swung into the north.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 17, 2021, 08:10:57 AM
Yes last year was warm too. Not even close to a frost yet. Seem like I did not cover up anything in the garden last year either. Some years I cover the garden, due to a frost, and than it will warm back up and not get another frost for a month.
Rained hard in the night and I do mean hard. That pasture that I am clearing will be like a greased pig again. It's only a small area, 100 feet square maybe.
50 here at 8:15 am
Yesterday the wind blew at almost 70. Was a warm day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 17, 2021, 09:24:22 AM
1-1/2" rain so far, still coming down good.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 17, 2021, 09:26:17 AM

 Swamp, have you started your stove yet, beyond a single rainy day situation?
Started it yesterday just the take out the dampness. Ran it 2 weeks ago for 3 mornings. Been too dang hot for 2 weeks for a fire. Windows up at night, whole nine yards. :D

Frost killed corn around here awhile ago and never touched the garden. Still green, even pick some peppers still and picked an arm load of tomatoes 4 days ago. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 17, 2021, 11:16:57 AM
We havent gotten frost yet but its been chilly enough to run the stove. Today we are getting stiff wind from the south off the warm ocean so its t shirt weather right now, although heavy rain on its way. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 17, 2021, 06:38:37 PM
I am just about to head outside, with a sweat shirt on. Have not worn one at night for about a week.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 18, 2021, 04:08:05 AM
Had a brawny cotton button down shirt (heavy cotton) yesterday when walking and even though it was 55F it was still too warm. High humidity makes the air feel warmer. Felt more like 75F. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 18, 2021, 05:50:21 AM
Well there, 36 this morning. Fall temps are here!!! First time in the 30's.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 18, 2021, 08:59:26 AM
42 was the low last night and calling for a high around 52 today. Guess I'd better kick it up a notch to get the shop stove going. ;D Yesterday's high was around 62 and I was out cruising for trees and wore a light hoodie and light jacket most of the day. Worked in the shop with jus the hoodie until the activity made me sweat.
 Yup, the seasons are changing, can't stop it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Jim_Rogers on October 18, 2021, 10:16:31 AM
TV weather said it was 39 here in NC this morning and my online weather said the low was 45 in my town. 
TV weather man said this is the lowest reading since last May.
Going to 75 every day this week.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 18, 2021, 10:48:45 AM
 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/20211018__WhitmoreGrade.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1634568267)
 Looking down the hill this morning, 8 miles west of my cabin, 400' lower elevation.  This was not predicted until Saturday night.  Woulda, coulda, shoulda got my mill head out last week.  Back to back storms coming Wednesday - Saturday.  May have to just get it done tomorrow as that may be my last chance.

The rain Sunday night ended a record dry spell of 212 days without measurable moisture.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 19, 2021, 06:18:29 AM
Yesterday morning was 46F here and never got above 50F, overcast. Was cutting and hauling firewood. Met a trapper on the road by the bridge the beavers have plugged. He has caught 2 beavers, a big male and a youngster, never got the female yet. He said if he doesn't get her the beavers won't leave.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 19, 2021, 06:27:44 AM
Darn fat rodents. Are they killing off the forest lol . 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 19, 2021, 06:30:31 AM
Not on my land, along main road. Still 200 acres of corn to come across that bridge. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 19, 2021, 06:32:30 AM
41 here this morning, don't think it got much over 60 yesterday with a few patches on sun. More like that today, but should break 60. I gotta finish up the stove work in the shop and get that back online, then I should go do some cutting. Not making any money doing maintenance.
 The beavers have done some real damage in the area I am cutting now and I have salvaged some mushroom logs from those trees before they die. They have girdled a lot of trees and killed them. But I don't see any active sign of them now. Either they moved on or the new landowner 'discouraged them'.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 19, 2021, 07:20:49 AM
Gonna be in the 50s today. Should of had a frost to kill of these flies by now. I have had it with flys. They are EVERYWHERE OUTSIDE 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 19, 2021, 08:40:53 AM
No flies here since before the rain. Today is wet with showers to. This morning I got a load of firewood in and the DOT is working on the bridge so I called it a day. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on October 19, 2021, 06:50:40 PM
81 yesterday 53 to day might get some mix snow and rain tomorrow
8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 20, 2021, 03:56:56 AM
I did go back for more firewood after dinner and they had the dam all cleared and the water drained from the pond.


Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: goose63 on October 20, 2021, 04:56:17 PM
Low 40s rain all day no snow
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 21, 2021, 05:15:35 AM
Intermittent showers here all week. Yesterday was interesting, a fine rain at times yet my clothes never got wet gathering firewood. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 22, 2021, 07:06:49 AM
52 here this morning and still full dark before 7am. The temp will warm above 60 for today then start a downward trend for the forseeable next few days. It's inevitable. Some slight chances of rain, but I expect it will be in the form of light passing showers. We are back to that overcast junk that I hate so much.
 Yesterday turned into a beautiful day and nearly hit 70, probably one last time. I even opened the shop doors to clear the air, I should have done a full sweep. I am hoping for a light winter, I could use one.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 22, 2021, 08:09:09 AM
54F here this morning and showers/mist. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 22, 2021, 11:10:09 AM
First storm came through during the night so in the last 8 hours or so, just over 1" of rain.  Forecasted break in about an hour.  Next big one on Sunday/Monday with another 2 or 3" predicted.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 22, 2021, 05:09:33 PM
Turned sunny here this afternoon. Was out on the woodlot and checked out the lean to. The bears have been busy pulling tarps. Lugged one competely off, never found it. Even moved the shovel about 100 feet and dropped it on a trail. :D I went deeper into the woods and tied a stick up into a tree near where I see deer tracks on one of the trails. We'll see if there is a buck around or if that even works on local deer, to entice a scrape. ;) Walked back to the lean to and a grouse flushed right beside it. He musta hopped down out of a fir tree where he was keeping dry. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 22, 2021, 10:26:50 PM
We are on tap for a major rain event starting Sunday morning, dropping 1/4 - 1/3 inch per hour all day long and into the night.  Then, up in the Sierras, turning to snow late Sunday and continuing into Monday.  The National New (CBS) closed the newscast saying up to 13 FEET :o of snow will fall in the Sierras.  I'm thinking, what?  That forecast sure changed from last night.  So then the local News (NBC) comes on and says the upper elevations will see between 2 and 3 feet. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 23, 2021, 03:32:44 AM
The big networks like to inflate the numbers, where as the small local news rooms tell it with some accuracy. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 23, 2021, 05:29:26 AM
No rain this morning. Last two has been wet. I have 36.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 23, 2021, 06:01:59 AM
No rain this morning. Last two has been wet. I have 36.
Wow! I couldn’t believe it so I looked at my radar map myself, fair enough just hundred or 2 miles away big difference from here, 60F, we can thank the winds off the ocean for that!

NFLD is warmer than some southern states right now https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.5;-81.8;5&l=temperature-2m (https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.5;-81.8;5&l=temperature-2m)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 23, 2021, 06:06:15 AM
42F here this morning, rain expected sometime and into Sunday morning. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on October 24, 2021, 07:44:39 AM
Woke up to our first frost this morning, only 28F, and everythings white!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 24, 2021, 07:50:11 AM
Dang wish we had a frost, another mild but sunny day I bet the cluster flys cant wait to start once the sun warms em up
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on October 24, 2021, 08:09:55 AM
Not even close to a first frost here yet
Lowest temp so far 34f
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on October 24, 2021, 08:19:34 AM
68 with a predicted high 72 today.  good working weather to prepare for the cool and then cold comming.  rain in a few days with cooler weather.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 24, 2021, 08:25:46 AM
Well, it hit 33 here overnight, up to 40 when I woke this morning. High for the day might be 55. But we have clear blue skies so I will likely be working outside most of the day. I hear the grandson are coming by in the afternon to move some dirt for me, but we will see.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 24, 2021, 10:49:20 AM
Cold northwest'r off James Bay this morning chums. 35F on the porch early and still not 40F. Nothing froze, I just picked 2 squash off the vine 30 minutes ago and a red bell pepper. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 24, 2021, 12:25:14 PM
Warm storm right now.  1.3" of rain since midnight (9:30 now) and the main part has yet to hit.  Tuning colder later and snow to accumulate up the hill tonight into tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 24, 2021, 03:28:42 PM
Here ya go, the wind flow. fire_smiley


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/windflow-oct24-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1635103705)


Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 24, 2021, 03:59:28 PM
Penguins been doing good this year. Only lost one game but was tied 1:1 and lost it in a shootout. The rest of the games they won with big leads. Last night was 7:1 against Toronto. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 24, 2021, 05:54:44 PM
I had a frost. Hard to tell if the garden got it, most all is dead now. The peppers might of made it. I have that a cover up over the crop.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 24, 2021, 05:59:05 PM
Penguins been doing good this year. Only lost one game but was tied 1:1 and lost it in a shootout. The rest of the games they won with big leads. Last night was 7:1 against Toronto. 8)
I havent even followed NHL since covid began. Seems I take a break from it for a year and then theres a whole new team, can hardly keep up.
Im a life long habs fan, but I will cheer for any Canadian team that makes the playoffs. Was good to see ovechkin win his first cup a couple years ago. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on October 24, 2021, 08:17:49 PM
 44 degrees cool crappy cloudy day, have had frost two mornings this week. Inch plus of rain. Cleaned out the stove  and lit a fire for a test run.   It will be real a need  far to soon. At least the bug population  has fallen.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 25, 2021, 04:26:11 AM
I'm not a die hard hockey enthusiast, but I follow the Penguins for Crosby's sake. And he ain't even in the game yet with that wrist surgery. When he retires I'll have to pick a new favorite, doesn't matter what team. :D Am looking forward to the Olympic games though. Last one I seen was 2006 with Crosby taking the trophy. Back then was just about the end of analog TV and CBC never set up a digital tower for this region. So now I have other means, non subscription kind.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 25, 2021, 05:41:37 AM
Frost this morning on the truck at least. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 25, 2021, 07:12:43 AM
I'm not a die hard hockey enthusiast, but I follow the Penguins for Crosby's sake. And he ain't even in the game yet with that wrist surgery. When he retires I'll have to pick a new favorite, doesn't matter what team. :D Am looking forward to the Olympic games though. Last one I seen was 2006 with Crosby taking the trophy. Back then was just about the end of analog TV and CBC never set up a digital tower for this region. So now I have other means, non subscription kind.  ;D
I believe 2009 it was Crosby brought the cup to the streets of Dartmouth and I was there, cant believe it was 12 year ago. Also cant believe sid the kid is to retire soon! I mean Gretzky retired at 37 so
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 25, 2021, 10:43:26 AM
Warm storm right now.  1.3" of rain since midnight (9:30 now) and the main part has yet to hit.  Tuning colder later and snow to accumulate up the hill tonight into tomorrow.
So broke the 140 year midnight to midnight rainfall total that held since 1880.  Sacramento record was 5.27" and by 11:15 last night it was up to 5.29.  My rain gauge recorded 6.47 with another .94 since midnight to 7:45 this morning.  Starting to clear, roads are starting to drain.

If I got any snow up at the property, it wasn't much.  The traffic cam below show rain with no snow accumulation and the one above looks like 6" of wet slop.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 25, 2021, 11:16:33 PM
Well not a bad day here today, we even got sun shine for nearly an hour, but I don't think it hit but barely 65 for a high today. Tomorrow by all predictions will be a full rain out with about 3" here. I happened to be watching a network show and the news breaks they had made this "first nor'easter of the season" is being billed as a "dangerous storm". Apparently down in the city they are going nuts over this and already blocking off streets they 'think' will flood over. They have already declared 'disasters' in some areas where it only just started raining. You would think the world is ending. My weekender neighbor must be watching all this nonsense because I just got a text asking me to check his basement tomorrow because he is worried. Yeah, sure, whatever. ;D
 Yes, I am pretty sure it will rain, probably hard, but the world ain't ending. I am watching the radar and I don't see anything that harkens the end of the world, just some rain. No apocalypse tomorrow that I can see. At least I am pretty sure of that. Geez, these TV weather guessers make me nuts. I should have watched a movie on netflix. :D
 Tomorrow is just another day, stuff will happen, we will deal with it, life will proceed.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 26, 2021, 02:19:54 AM
Tomorrow is just another day, stuff will happen, we will deal with it, life will proceed.
But toilet paper and social media hysteria?? 
lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 26, 2021, 03:05:58 AM
Meanwhile nary a drop for us up here, sun comes out a couple days Thursday and Friday. Never seen a clear day up here for a month, but only had 1 rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 26, 2021, 05:29:28 AM
A cold rain at 40. Not even going up to 50 today. I'm not use to this cold weather.  :D  No big rain amount here until Saturday. Says a " for today and tomorrow. Saturday  calling for 1 inches.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 26, 2021, 06:28:29 AM
A cold rain at 40. Not even going up to 50 today. I'm not use to this cold weather.  :D  No big rain amount here until Saturday. Says a " for today and tomorrow. Saturday  calling for 1 inches.
The storm must be just missing you! Were getting heavy rain next 2 days and winds of 65mph
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on October 26, 2021, 08:29:07 AM
It can rain west of us, it can rain east of us, but we're staying dry.  Very dry last two months-hardly any moisture.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 26, 2021, 09:24:38 AM
It can rain west of us, it can rain east of us, but we're staying dry.  Very dry last two months-hardly any moisture.
We had a very dry fall so far as well, very unusual, I think up until yesterday it was bout 4 weeks without a rain,
Dust bowl driveway nearing November 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 26, 2021, 09:42:35 AM
Well temp in the low 50's overnight and as of now we have just a fart under 2" since last evening and raining steady at about 1/4" per hour or a bit more. Looks like this will hang and swirl around us all dry into this evening. All the drainage creeks are blowing along. We lost power just before 5 this morning but it came back by 7 or so. Just spotty outages around. Some wind and I hear the FD's running trees and wire calls here and there.  
 I just checked the shop and stove after my first overnight burn of the season and it is a nice 70 out there and the stove re-kindled easily. SO I will be out there working on a table finish and some other stuff today.
 Just another day in paradise. I wonder what the poor people are doing today? ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 26, 2021, 05:16:07 PM
Large tooth aspen grove towering above trembling aspen and still leaves. Champion of the north. ;D


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/large-tooth-Oct26-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1635282946)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 26, 2021, 05:18:47 PM
 I wonder what the poor people are doing today? ;D
Cut'n firewood in the sunshine. :D :D

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/woodpile-Oct26-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1635277220)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 26, 2021, 05:36:58 PM
I might miss the hard rain, but not the wind. I am blocking out the weather report on tv. Everyone on stand by and power outages. Report for about 15 minutes straight. Than have updates. Kinda the same idea when we get about 8 inches of snow. It's the storm of the century, business close, even some work places close, banks and fast food too. What are we gonna do??  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on October 26, 2021, 07:00:45 PM
Whuddyagunnado
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 27, 2021, 06:54:54 AM
So far so good. A very light rain and a strong wind.
So far. 
Just about what they said on tv last night.  ;D  Down by the coast was suppose to be worse.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on October 27, 2021, 07:31:13 AM
Raining again this  morning.  Messing with corn harvest beans are done. Much more moisture  with no warm air some of the corn may have to sit until we get frozen ground. Sub soil moisture is a good thing but makes for a tough harvest in the hills.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on October 27, 2021, 08:14:18 AM
Swampdonkey, I concur with your estimation of the bigtooth aspen.  A tree worth having around just for its good looks lol.

In these parts, almost always on a hillside.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 27, 2021, 08:43:23 AM
Well, we had just over 4" of rain for the storm which finally passed through in the early morning hours. 53 here now and solid overcast and should stay that way all day.  The next rain event starts late Friday through saturday. Still a lot of leaves on the trees, but they are giving up with all this rain. Temps are now holding below 60 for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2021, 10:15:54 AM
White oak on display. 8)  40F this morning early, overcast day here.....again. ;D


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/White-Oak_Oct28-2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1635430448)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on October 29, 2021, 07:55:24 AM
28 and frost on the windshield. This one will kill whatever the one a few days ago missed.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 29, 2021, 11:57:36 AM
I believe you are right because it is more widespread here this morning. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 30, 2021, 04:37:21 PM
Another sunny day, since noon. 50's here. Walked some of the woodlot trails and stirred up a heard of 3 moose. Then in a field, on my way home, a bull moose was headed into the woods

Yesterday got to 65F and full sun.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2021, 04:29:52 AM
36F this morning. The coyotes were howling a bit ago. Have not seen a turkey in a long while, nor a deer. See real small deer tracks on the trails, tracks as in maybe 2 sets. No end to moose tracks though. Bear had the shovel again. :D

Moon this morning is just rising, either late for last night or real early for tonight. Just a thin sliver on the eastern horizon. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 04:37:11 AM
Starting to get really cold overnight,
38 now. Before we know it Christmas will be here 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 02, 2021, 05:26:50 AM
Yes on not seeing the turkeys. They did have a pattern here for months. 
And yes on the cooler temps. I have 32 this morning. Looks like freezing temps each morning coming up.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 06:06:47 AM
Was just outside with coffee star gazing heard a pack of yotes less than maybe 150m away, certainly no shortage of em around here. Come to think of the turkey situation I dont think they will ever make it out this part of N.S., theyre making ground in Pictou area but I doubt they will gain much ground around here with all the coyotes and bear!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2021, 06:33:40 AM
I've watched coyotes try to hunt turkey in a harvested corn field by my woodlot. They fly up into the trees. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 06:36:30 AM
I've watched coyotes try to hunt turkey in a harvested corn field by my woodlot. They fly up into the trees. ;D
Well we got bobcats then!! Turkeys dont have a chance out here! Plus how our forests are so brushy down here, cant make for great getaway scenarios for the poor buggers. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2021, 06:39:47 AM
I keep seeing them spread here out beyond the settlements. At first just along the western part of the province, now 60 miles deeper. No farms out there.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 06:54:35 AM
I wouldnt mind them make it here, add to the list of small game. I am surprised in how many deer are around here, despite how many outdoorsman/hunters in this area and all the predatory wildlife with it, tons of em
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2021, 02:35:08 PM
Helps, if you have good winter habitat. Ours is mostly cut, and 30-40 years old. They need old growth with open canopy so small hardwoods can come in. First thing the tourists comment on is how small the trees are. Well, I keep saying, the mature forest is very fragmented and sparse up here, mostly cut in the last 40 years. Mature forest up here in the north is 80 + years old, not 30. ;D  Back 30 years ago, no problem to see 100 together in a field or on a fresh clear cut. I know my woodlot for instance, no undergrowth at all. A deer ain't going to eat dry dead softwood branches. I'm changing that, opening it up more and promoting the hardwoods. Spruce burns and makes good rails and posts. Ain't worth my time as sellable pulp or logs. You need high production equipment and lots of area ahead of each job to make it go. Easier to save money you got, then to pay with money you ain't got. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 02:51:49 PM
Same way over here, everythings been chopped mostly. 6 or 7 times this island has been
Clear cut over since the 1700s. Keiji national park is a good example of our what it would of all probably looked like. I would say the clear cutting must have certainly helped deer populations and is probably why we have so many now, they love those red maple sprouts and oaks.  
Im starting to think I have an idea of when my land was must cut, 80-90 years ago, every big pine I cut starts its life off very well, only needing 3-5 years to then attain 1/4-1/2 inch growth rings. I guess that tells me it was all open around 80 years ago. Must have had to pull it all out with oxen and that would have not been easy because this land is with very steep slopes and ups and downs and boulders etc.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 02, 2021, 03:12:44 PM
The older growth is for winter thermal cover. They don't have to worry so much about thermal cover in Virginia or Tennessee :D. But you can also drive through a lot of mature timber down there to. The forage is different, plus lots of people helping out with alternative sources of food, with food plots and so forth. Never seen that around here in all my years. Sure someone might have a feeder, but that ain't the same as planting stuff for them or actively preparing forest grown food sources. I hear lots of 'the deer haven't any winter feed or thermal cover', but no one doing much. Most are too busy to keep a property line cleared and marked. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 02, 2021, 03:27:48 PM
Just did my lines this summer, 4 ft wide path all the way, no matter how big the fallen tree was in the way lol . I hope to not do that again for 10 years, prior to that, ir hadn’t been trimmed since the surveyors actually blazed the trail in 1989, needless to say it was hard to follow as many blazed trees decayed or simply had the paint overgrown healed.
I do notice that a lot of folks down there actively make deer plot food, nobody around here does that much, will open up a small grazing area throw a couple apples on the ground and tuddah
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 03, 2021, 06:53:02 AM
25 here this morning. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on November 03, 2021, 08:10:33 AM
Nothing here but Land O lakes had a bit over 6 inches yesterday.  Snow that is.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 03, 2021, 08:25:12 AM
Hardly 40 degree here and a cold rain. Not far off from the first flurry 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 03, 2021, 08:52:20 AM
It hit 31.9 early this morning. But I don't thin we had a frost yet. I haven't yet swept the house chimney but have been burning in the shop for a little over a week now, just to keep even temps for finishing work. WIndy yesterday, not so much today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 03, 2021, 10:45:46 AM
The first morning that the water has chilled in the mud puddles. But it sure is nice and sunny and warm in that sun to. Going to be the same all week here..sun....sun....sun. Knock'n down some firewood. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 04, 2021, 04:56:14 AM
Well we are at 28F this morning chums, first morning that I expect a thin crust on top in any open field or garden. Won't be froze in the woods. fire_smiley
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 04, 2021, 05:37:00 AM
I have another freeze at 24.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Gere Flewelling on November 04, 2021, 08:00:59 AM
28 here this morning.  They fired up the snow guns for a while last night and created a few flurries on the ski slopes where I work.  Looks like the start of another long winter. :snowball:  Not as much fun as it used to be.  Guess I'm getting too old for snow sports.  I find sitting by the wood stove and looking out the window at the snow piling up becoming more desirable as times goes by. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 04, 2021, 08:54:36 AM
First real frost overnight and this morning. Was 25 when I got up and 31 now. Glad to see the shop was a nice 62 when I went out to find a good bed of coals in the stove to restart up. Good solid frost on the grass, plants and 'stuff'. Mosquito season, I hope, is finally over. 8)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 04, 2021, 12:44:16 PM
In a winter thaw, if I was around the barn the mosquitoes would appear to jab their blood sucking parts into ya. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: woodroe on November 05, 2021, 11:29:47 AM
Snow pellets overnight, little round white balls covering everything lightly. 
Burning wood mornings now. Sunny and brisk on tap for the foreseeable future. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 05, 2021, 11:40:52 AM
Just glad the buggers got zapped frozen from the frost. Good grief those house flys were out of control this late summer/fall. Constantly felt like a garbage man
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 05, 2021, 02:04:48 PM
Was 30F this morning and this afternoon the first flurries of winter for about 5 minutes. ;D Not even 40F here, but warming trend for a couple days out.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Gere Flewelling on November 05, 2021, 04:04:51 PM
Looks like our annual 1 week of "heater on the way to work and AC on the way home" is over for this year.  My favorite week of the year.  Although I enjoy winter over a humid summer.  I can always put more clothes on but there is only so much you can take off without getting in trouble. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 05, 2021, 04:58:31 PM
Yeah its been nice weather to be outdoors. Gotta remember to drink water,
Never feel thirsty or sweat, so I put it off sometimes 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 05, 2021, 05:13:37 PM
Always have my water thermos near by. I just bought a new one this fall. It keeps ice for hours. My old one was not insulated and quickly would melt. These are the SS ones that fit in your cup holder. Good for summer to tuck in my cruiser vest in the heat of the summer, refill at the truck. Doing firewood, I keep it on the SxS or in the truck, which ever I'm working with. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 05, 2021, 08:19:16 PM
Been hanging in the mid 20's the last couple of nights, tonite and tomorrow night too. None of the water stuff is freezing up .... yet. This is good because I keep forgetting to drain stuff. Today was nice with little wind so I got out and cut up a little slab wood to burn up in the shop. If we don't get hard freeze problems in the next 2 nights, we should have it warming up just a little bit early in the week and I get more time to procrastinate. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 06, 2021, 06:15:32 AM
Living on the edge eh?

:D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 07, 2021, 05:29:38 AM
Well, maybe just a little, but skim ice on a 53 gal. barrel is not really a problem. However, I did empty the 3 over flow barrels yesterday so so could put down crushed stone and cover with dirt to level that tank area a little. Seems like I am walking in water all summer, maybe this will help. Should warm a little this week so I can take a rest day and do some of the other work too. I will leave that tank as long as I can.

 At 5am (or 4am old time) the temp was at 27 and still going down. Nice sunny day yesterday and great for work, or sitting in the woods, but we picked work. It might break 50 today and even a little higher tomorrow! All I really care is we will have pretty clear skies, no clouds or rain. That improves my mood regardless of the temps and the solar value is welcome in the shop.
 Time to get at it!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 07, 2021, 09:35:16 AM
Heading up to the woodlot this sunny morning and I see a little bush move along the bank of the creek which is pretty much the ditch of the road. I thought it must be a duck. Nope, I drive up close and look down and a grouse was climbing out of the water and hanging onto an alder. Nice cold morning bath to begin his day. :D

30F here this morning. Incredible sunshine. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 09, 2021, 09:02:02 PM
Must of been in the 60's today. I was at work and unloaded a truck. I was driving a forklift, so was not working, but was wearing a t shirt and nice and warm.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 09, 2021, 09:23:06 PM
A high of 48 Sunday, 58 Monday, and 61 today with clear skies and little wind made for some might pretty work days. Working in a t-shirt again today, but once the sun went behind the cliff I got my shirt back on pretty quick. Kinda weird, the sun beating on my neck and I am uncomfortable in a shirt, take that sun away and I need the shirt, and maybe a jacket.
 Forecast for tomorrow is 58 again with cloud cover in the morning so we shall see. Al I know i, I have seen worse weather by far. I can take this for quite a while. The long term forecasts say we are gonna get hammered with snow this year. Lets see how it plays out, I won't believe them until I have to plow it.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2021, 02:45:10 AM
We had sun most of yesterday, but we got to about 54F up here. Got the rest of the firewood in and had to repair the barn roof with a piece of steel from my barn steel stash. I'm no roofer, that takes good knees. Mine were stinging by the time I was done. :D Sun in your eyes all day up here now, so much lower in the sky now. Still not down in the SW corner at night yet, another 6 weeks for that. Right now directly west and in my face at supper time. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 10, 2021, 05:35:30 AM
Rain at 46. Looks like rain will end by noon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2021, 05:52:32 AM
36F here this morning, no rain yet. Can see windmills in Oakfield, so not raining there yet.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 10, 2021, 05:58:59 AM
 
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 Little drizzle, fairly chilly. Been bush whackin and really hate getting drenched in near freezing temps. Need new oil pants . Got this sweet toy to try today 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2021, 06:10:29 AM
Should make short work of the fir trees. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 10, 2021, 09:15:42 AM
 
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 Its these annoying bushes for now, mostly why I got it, cant even walk through this stuff. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2021, 02:32:05 PM
Looks like quite the brush thicket there. Is it leather leaf? Can't really make it out.

43F here this afternoon and the sky cleared. No rain this time I guess. ;D

Saw two grouse on the woodlot walk about. Some bear tracks, on the moose trails. ;D Saw a deer in a nearby field and seen a coyote 1/2 mile from house crossing the road into the cedars, and he was moving swiftly. ;D

Saw 12 turkeys yesterday in a field not far away. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 10, 2021, 03:28:18 PM
Im not even sure the species, I will post a better photo tomorrow when Im out there maybe you can help identify, they all have glossy black berries on them right now. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 10, 2021, 04:40:53 PM
Could be wild raisin. I had a thinning block last fall full of them, but we was told we didn't have to cut them unless over topping a spruce.

Tonight just coming dark, 3 ruffed grouse went into the jack pine in the back yard for the night, probably been 15 minutes ago since this post. That makes 5 I've seen today. ;D

Nice sunset with a moon over the house tonight.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 11, 2021, 10:37:44 AM
Could be wild raisin. I had a thinning block last fall full of them, but we was told we didn't have to cut them unless over topping a spruce.

Tonight just coming dark, 3 ruffed grouse went into the jack pine in the back yard for the night, probably been 15 minutes ago since this post. That makes 5 I've seen today. ;D

Nice sunset with a moon over the house tonight.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/65126/1E265087-3232-4753-9399-CCDC17B7E912.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1636645054)
 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 11, 2021, 12:54:46 PM
Resembles some kind of huckleberry.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Nebraska on November 12, 2021, 01:04:57 PM
Low was the lower 20's blowing really hard. Gusts in the 50 mph range on the Missouri River bottom..  Spitting snow no real accumulation. Just crummy crappy weather a foreshadowing of what's coming soon.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 13, 2021, 04:32:38 AM

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@HemlockKing (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55126) Gaylussacia baccata or black huckleberry. Should see yellow resin dots on the leaves, more prominent on the underside of the leaf. Edible. Grows under softwoods on acidic soil. Had to dig out some 30 year old shrub identification notes.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 05:44:53 AM
The stuff is everywhere and seems to grow up to 5 foot, I will take a couple more pictures just to be sure, black buckle berry looks right from the google pictures I see, but still some slight variances.  There are 2 other species of bushes that takes over, I have acres and acres of these bushes taken over ridges and only the odd tree here and there, if I level this stuff with a clearing saw hopefully it will allow some actual tree regeneration, unless they grow back faster than the saplings and seedlings. I hate these things, makes walking through the woods a pain 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 13, 2021, 08:39:21 AM
Used to fish in forest land with a lot of heath species, some neck high. The good thing for walking was the old caribou trails that the white tailed deer kept open along the lake shores. You could tell them trails was very old. Now I suppose they are all grown up, not much for deer now, like there was back 40 years ago. The good old days. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 13, 2021, 09:00:12 AM
@HemlockKing (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55126) File attached from my shrub ID notes.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 12:25:01 PM
@HemlockKing (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55126) File attached from my shrub ID notes.
Thank you for your time and help,
Much appreciated. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 12:34:38 PM
 
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 Not sure c farm
Has any rocks that compare
To this one lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 12:37:02 PM
 
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 It was as big as a cabin maybe, in the middle it had split apart and made a perfect
Little shelter/den. If only I knew this spot when I was a kid
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 12:42:04 PM
 
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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 13, 2021, 03:05:46 PM
62F here today with sun all day and now the moon is up. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 13, 2021, 03:46:42 PM
Winter is over, spring is here. Willow flowers are coming out. ;D


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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 13, 2021, 05:05:03 PM
I don't have any rocks that will keep me dry when it rains.  :) 
You might have me beat on size, well above ground anyways.  ;D Most that I have are above ground 3-4 feet. No idea what is below ground.  :o  Had to call in the blasting crew to get the foundation in. One corner was a biggum.
Some spots of the grown up pasture, I can't fit a five foot bush hog through.
I'm tearing apart one stone wall now. I'm trying to give some rocks that are 4-5 feet across away. Only about 30 feet from the road, easy excess. If I had a way to move them big ones, they would be up in the bog.
The rain is over, for now. Rained hard. Sun came out today, nice warm day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 05:22:17 PM
Aint moving this one rock to any bog!!! Not even a dozer !! Its funny, Ive never been this excited of just a rock.but I have never seen a rock this big just .sitting alone in the middle of the woods? And the den is a added bonus, Ill definitely be visiting there every now and then, its right off my property line(in my land), I dont know but I might make some carvings inside the den like hemlock was here 2021 etc lol , since I can guarantee that rock will be there for at least like 10000 years. Homo sapien historical drawings 2000 years from now lol 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 05:24:37 PM
Why tearing the stone wall away? I think a good stone wall is a indicator of how hard the folks worked to make that field level and clear of rocks
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 13, 2021, 05:42:38 PM
Winter is over, spring is here. Willow flowers are coming out. ;D.....
If you believe that (and I don't think you do) then you are going to be sorely disappointed in the next few weeks. :D ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 13, 2021, 05:48:44 PM
Aint moving this one rock to any bog!!! Not even a dozer !! Its funny, Ive never been this excited of just a rock.but I have never seen a rock this big just .sitting alone in the middle of the woods? And the den is a added bonus, Ill definitely be visiting there every now and then, its right off my property line(in my land), I dont know but I might make some carvings inside the den like hemlock was here 2021 etc lol , since I can guarantee that rock will be there for at least like 10000 years. Homo sapien historical drawings 2000 years from now lol
I think I get it. We have those all over here in one form or another. If I cross the road and walk about 500' I can find several of those, most are part of a cliff face with an undercut forming a shallow cave. SOme are deep enough that I would not venture in during hibernation season. ;D Many are cut stone from the bluestone quarrying days a century ago which aer all along my road. They would cut slabd off the shelves that were sometime 20' high and re-cut them into 4x6' slabs to move out ont he stone boats. 
 But if you don't see stuff like that in your area, I sure do get it, and it's alway neat to find a place to get out of the rain. Cooler in the summer too. :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 13, 2021, 05:57:16 PM
There is quite a bit of boulders here, but yeah never seen one thats half as high as the full grown trees around it lol i guess the glaciers just melted and dropped it in its place, and sometime after that it also split 4 ways but is still together enough to form one big rock, I wonder when it would of split, Id reckon it would need a extreme temperature jump to cause that, so not anytime within the past thousands of years what a noise it made I bet when it did split 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 13, 2021, 07:50:19 PM
This will be Number 4 that is being hauled off. I worked around these walls for more than 40 years. Cut bushes by hand around 2 of these walls way too many times. Stone walls take time to mow around and trim around. Than rocks are always falling off them and need to be put back on. I want 5 years of my life back.  :D
And yes you are right, they worked hard on those walls.
But I do need something to get me across that bog. A layer of rock 2-3 feet deep works!!!!! Might even be 4 feet deep in a few places.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Peter Drouin on November 13, 2021, 08:08:16 PM
Well, I wish it would stop raining, so the yard would dry up, and I can get the roof on the hot rod house ;D

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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 14, 2021, 06:21:34 AM
My dad moved a mountain of rocks here, field stones. He made a causeway about 300 feet long across an area with lots of springs. Basically a source of a stream. He surrounded two spring holes on two different farms with rocks to drive on and get water with a pump. One of them I kept trout in and the water level only changed when he drew water from it. ;D It would fill back in from the spring. Turned out not to be too good for fish because the water lacked enough oxygen, needed an agitator in the water to make it move like waves or falls in a brook to get oxygen in. Still water is pretty much dead water to fish. Then there are several yards of farm roads that crossed other springs or wet runs that got built up with rocks. There's several natural dips and gullies on field edge that are filled up with rocks. Along the border there is a stretch of rock 10 feet deep or more and 300 feet long with field rocks, on sloping ground. The little creek behind grandmother's has rocks placed along the banks to keep the cattle from tearing up the banks. More than a couple buildings with field rocks under the foundation. Driveway at the house is build up 5 feet deep with rocks, no big heavy truck going through that driveway. I levelled it off on the inside curve of the driveway with dirt (and rock) from the foundations. It's shaped like a horse shoe, drive in one end and out the other. Rocks are useful, just need to find out a use. Not too hard to find one. ;D


Well it's 38F this morning and raining again. I wouldn't rule out snow on the hills. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 14, 2021, 06:30:34 AM
Looks like your Father got me beat on hauling rocks. But I have a few more years of hauling.  ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 14, 2021, 07:23:31 AM
Rocks, keep chipping away and hauling around. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on November 14, 2021, 02:17:15 PM
I thin k old SwampDonk is "forcing" us to ponder how those willow pussies are opening this time of year!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 14, 2021, 02:58:23 PM
Always a fun time hauling rocks 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 14, 2021, 06:28:47 PM
 
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 HERES a photo that does this rock justice, me near the top..
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 15, 2021, 03:29:03 AM
I've thinned around rocks like that in Deersdale, but what is worst is working on boulder fields and trying the carry a clearing saw. I actually refuse those jobs. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on November 15, 2021, 09:03:33 AM
2-3 inches of rapidly melting snow yesterday morn.  Grass is still coated, not much else.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 15, 2021, 10:34:27 AM
Another day of rain, but they did call for possible snow flurries. Flurries by Friday again. It's slowly ramping up for winter. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on November 15, 2021, 11:34:46 AM
Did somebody menton rain? We have had little all year but it all seemed to have been saved for yesterday. :o Southern BC got nailed, the highways to Vancouver are closed due to slides and/or washouts and the TCH east to Alberta is also blocked. You folks along the eastern seaboard and gulf coast are used to it but this is very unusual here. Streams and rivers that were at seasonal lows on Friday are now overflowing the banks and forcing evacuations.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 16, 2021, 05:59:34 AM
The cold wind blows. 36 and rain off and on
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 16, 2021, 06:05:45 AM
30F this morning and clear skies. No white stuff. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on November 16, 2021, 10:05:22 AM
We are really hoping it doesn't freeze. ::)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 16, 2021, 10:30:48 AM
Yeah, me too Sawguy! Yesterday was overcast all day with about 6 minutes of sunshine which made me keep my shirt, hoodie, and jacket on all day while sawing and moving lumber. Temp was 38 at midnight and dropped through the night to 32, now up at 44 and sunny skies with a few clouds. My shop work is done and I am headed to the mill for a nice day of work. I still have not drained my 300gal. water tank because I am still taking blade lube water from it. Pushing my luck a little but I think the thermal mass of all that water should hold it for several more weeks. Eventually the valves will freeze up. I should pull the pump at some point, but them I have to come up with another way to get the water out.
 For now, it's a beautiful work day!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 16, 2021, 02:16:38 PM
Not even 40F and as it turns out there is snow today, snow squalls. No accum. ;)

I did accomplish something today, I got the raspberries and blackberries cleaned. A 2 hr job, and as time goes on I see getting older is no help to the process. Bad knees. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 17, 2021, 05:52:40 AM
I saw some snow on cars a few days ago. 20 minutes from me had the snow.
26 this morning. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 17, 2021, 06:03:14 AM
28 here, havent seen snow yet, but ice pellets 2 days ago
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 17, 2021, 06:33:43 AM
27 here this morning and expected to be clear all day with a high of 47. Yesterday was mixed clouds and sun, about 50/50 and there was a gusty little breeze. the temp only hit about 48. Glad the mill is on the east side of a 30' high rock wall that acts like a shield to the west winds, so just enough circling air to kick up the sawdust once in a while but mostly it's calm air at the point I stand to run the mill and the wind passes way overhead. It is kind of amazing how it makes for a much better set of working conditions and allows the radiant sun (when it is there) to keep me comfortable.
 Tomorrow should be the warmest day of the week (60?), but rain coming in the evening. It is getting colder.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 17, 2021, 06:34:18 AM
26F here this morning, clear and sunny. A wintery mix on the way for tomorrow, icey roads and all the rest. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 18, 2021, 05:54:26 AM
Covered in white this morning, was a little freezing rain on top. Not much depth to it, not an 1". Warming up so it will be gone by Friday. ;D

30F this morning.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 18, 2021, 06:14:22 AM
Well, 38 was the low overnight and warming up to almost 60 today. But it should remain largely overcast. Rain coming in late afternoon through the evening. I suppose that's good because the mud was getting a little low at the mill. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on November 18, 2021, 10:55:46 AM
camping with scouts this weekend.  first campout in a year due to covid.  highs of 55 to 60, low about 30/  good practice in cooler weather  I will not use the phrase "to get their feet wet!" :)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on November 18, 2021, 11:07:35 AM
-1C which is 30F this morning, at least the rain has stopped. The interior communities that are flooded really hope the water recedes befor freeze up. The highway to Calgary is open so the grocery shelves here are getting stocked, the Fraser valley is not doing nearly as well.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 18, 2021, 02:27:49 PM
Well, I did see the first snow buntings yesterday, no wonder we got snow in the night. ;D Gone now with the rain and gradual warm up. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 18, 2021, 02:34:03 PM
Wrong time of year for all that mess out there in BC. Winter beginning to circle. ::)Nasty ice and frozen mud and other transported crap. It was bad enough here to have to pump water after 6" rain over night back in January 2006 and I'm on hill top. Old farm house, not much for drainage around the foundation for sure.

Have seen 8-11" rain in a month last two falls at the new place and never seen a drop of water on the floor.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2021, 09:39:01 AM
Been raining a good pace since in the night here. I think heavier rain south of us for longer. That time of year.

There will be squash pie served after dinner, vanilla bean ice cream on top. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2021, 04:17:40 PM
Rain is pretty much over here, but ongoing with wind down on the coast for the next 30 hrs and 6" of rain down there predicted. I took the rain gang in 3 weeks ago so it wouldn't freeze, but we probably had 1-1/2" at least. It was no sprinkles this time, it was rain.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 23, 2021, 06:02:59 PM
Mid 20's when I got up this morning and it never hit 40 all day, just 38 for a high. Last year I 'retreated' to shop work and did shorter stints outside as the weather got colder. This year I am working on the mill trying to fill orders so I have to change my mindset and remember there is no bad weather, just bad clothes.  When I got to the mill it hadn't hit 30 yet but no issues until the wind picked up. I was dressed properly but I have this problem with my right foot getting abnormally cold when it is below 40 degrees out (old nerve damage) and that only began a little bit. But the wind kind of took the fun out of it when I began having a hard time finding the 'right' logs to fill an order. Nice day otherwise.  21 tonight with a high just over 40 tomorrow and the winds should be minimal.

Snow has to start showing up any week now. All I have seen so far is some dusty flurries that stop in a few minutes.











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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 24, 2021, 04:45:34 AM
24F this morning with moderate winds, appears to be cloudy.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 24, 2021, 11:54:00 AM
Don't know if HemlockKing got drowned down there in NS, but parts of Cape Breton got up to 10" of rain in that last blast.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 24, 2021, 12:22:48 PM
I saw something on the news like that.  :o  Looked flat where ever it was.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 24, 2021, 01:43:39 PM
We got some good rain here but not as much as cape breton, snowing out now
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 24, 2021, 02:02:05 PM
Sunny and windy here today, but suppose to be snow squalls beginning Friday night on through Saturday, maybe Sunday. ;D

That pole saw came in today. ;D

Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 26, 2021, 10:19:35 AM
My least favorite weather condition is freezing rain creating ice storms and damage. Next to that is heavy solid overcast with temps in the mid-low 30's and some drizzle thrown in with high humidity. That's what we have today and yesterday to a lesser extent. Mid 30's, 90% humidity and passing weak rain with solid overcast conditions. I find nothing more depressing than this. >:( It's impossible to feel warm and comfortable while working outside. Even inside, the view out the window is a downer. It puts me in a funk and I can waste an entire day feeding stoves and whittling away time at my desk, occasionally doing something productive, but mostly not.

 We may have a tiny bit of snow coming Sunday morning around dawn running through to Monday, but nothing of note. I am not prepping for it. ;D
 I hope the rest of you have more pleasant conditions.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 26, 2021, 12:11:25 PM
It hasn't hit here yet, but the air looks real blue like a rain is pending. I see off in the distance moisture falling I believe over toward Route 11 in eastern Maine. I can see the Oakfield hills, but not the windmills, too much humidity. Barely 34 F here I think.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 26, 2021, 06:25:50 PM
Well, the snow arrived here this afternoon. I'd say 1/2" on gravel right now. Getting my snowshoes and poles all ready. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Andries on November 26, 2021, 07:00:05 PM
Could you post a photo of your snowshoes please swampdonkey.
Id like to see what pattern works for you.
Youll be getting those famous Maritime one meter dumps of snow soon enough wont you? Then your snowshoes will be the ticket!
I did a quick cruise through our log yard with snow tugging at the bottoms of the mud flaps of my half ton. Maybe 20cm of the white stuff.
We had a cold snap (-26*c) a few days ago but well be back to normals by the weekend (-5 )
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 26, 2021, 09:43:54 PM
These ones.

Traditional Modifed Bearpaw Snowshoes | Canadian Outdoor Equipment Co. (https://www.canadianoutdoorequipment.com/traditional-modified-bearpaw-canadian-snowshoes.html)

I got the last pair they had I think, says out of stock. :D  But they have longer ones for heavier folks in stock. I tell ya, it's hard to find traditional shoes right now.

Looks snowy for next week, but not much depth.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 27, 2021, 05:30:54 AM
Well it's white out there. Just enough to say that too at 32.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 27, 2021, 05:55:27 AM
30F here this morning with 2" of white stuff. A little reprieve right now, might get 8" more later.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Chuck White on November 27, 2021, 08:28:01 AM
Woke up to 20 this morning!

The snow started yesterday around noon, and quit sometime in the night, we ended up with about 4 inches.

EDIT:  Had to change from 2 to 4 after going out and clearing the driveway!
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 27, 2021, 10:25:28 AM
Snowing has picked up here again and DOT have been plowing roads, even ours, which is rare for the first storm, musta been a slow week. :D A storm from the NW to, the coldest driest corner to come from. Although it is not 'winter cold' in this one. Going to be snowing off and on for a week up here. ;D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 27, 2021, 11:41:07 AM
Been preparing for the winter just cleared a bigger spot to plow snow should make for lots of space to pile up the snow, after we get a few consecutive storms the piles can get rather large. Hardly had any freezing temps yet, flurries couple days ago, raining today but temps are going around freezing. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 27, 2021, 12:53:59 PM
Temperature has been dropping here with that north wind, 26F now. It's not snowing hard at all, but adds up after awhile. :) But saying that, when it snows here it is usually in the 20's. But when clearing after with that wind it can drop 30 degrees in a real winter. Like 4 feet of snow Christmas eve, wind and -30F before windchill. ;D

Give me air temps and not dramatize the cold with windchill numbers. Seems to be the way of it the last 15 years to make it sound colder than it is. Sure it's 'extra' cold in the middle of a potato field with the wind whipping at ya, not 100 meters in from an edge with 1000 fir to the acre 50 feet tall. What wind?? :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 28, 2021, 07:13:49 AM
Well, it wasn't even hard to tell in the pre-dawn darkness that everything is white here this morning. It's still snowing lightly now and should go on for a few more hours, but nothing much to speak of. Temp is 27 and the high is projected at the mid 30's for the day.
 I guess there is no denying it now, winter is coming.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on November 28, 2021, 07:46:41 AM
STILL 32 here this am.  It has been in the mid 60s daytime so great winter prep weather in a T-shirt.  Went to the Wichita Zoo last night, as they lit up displays.  kind of fun.  it had kind of an animal/Chinese theme.  wore an unzipped jacket.


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thought I would bring a little color.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on November 28, 2021, 09:13:19 AM
Looks like a good time Doc.  Was it called Chihuly?  The botanical garden in St Louis has done something like that and I think that's what it was called.  

We've been in the camper the last 4 nights.  First night it was nice and warm in there with the low only getting to about 40.  The second night though it got down to 20.  The water hose going to the camper froze.  Couldn't flush the toilet in the middle of the night.  Last 2 nights were warmer though.  Still, when I get home today it will be time to winterize.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: doc henderson on November 28, 2021, 09:43:45 AM
we did not get the tickets and I was told we were going to see lights at the zoo.  ??? where were you camping?
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 28, 2021, 10:01:00 AM
Well, we've got a start on winter here. 20F this morning and around 3" of snow on the ground. Took the snow scoop to clean the driveway. Nice dry snow to.

View over the main porch toward the SW.


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Looks like a wonderful light/color display down there Doc.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 28, 2021, 12:53:52 PM
Had I that much view Id probably have a bunch of fun with binoculars and wildlife observing 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 28, 2021, 01:23:04 PM
There are a set of binoculars on each floor. :D :D And a camera with 28x zoom plus digital zoom. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: firefighter ontheside on November 28, 2021, 05:44:27 PM
@doc henderson (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=41041) we were in Branson for 4 nights.  Got home about 2 hours ago and unpacked the camper for the winter and then winterized the camper.  We also took the 5th wheel out of the truck.  That thing is heavy, but Liam is able to help a lot.  Its nice to have a boy whos getting to be pretty strong.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 29, 2021, 04:53:59 AM
18F this morning. fire_smiley Every morning the last 3 days a little colder. That'll firm up the driveway for the next dump. :D :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on November 29, 2021, 06:19:57 AM
I have 26.
You are right, driveway just might be froze before it snows. I have a dirt driveway and most years the ground is not froze before it snows. I live on a dirt road and it's hard to plow the snow like that too.
I have been cutting wood on the other side of the dirt road, I have to drag the wood across the road to get it up to the house. I lay down some 4 inch pieces of wood to keep the wood clean and so I don't dig up the road. Yesterday I did not lay down any pieces of wood. Hardly left a mark on the road.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 29, 2021, 07:31:43 AM
Just noticed 3 does heading down south to Charleston for the winter. Won't see another deer track until spring up here. :snowball:
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 29, 2021, 07:52:45 AM
It kind of changed to 'winter mode' fairly quick after weeks of 40 and 50 daytime highs. Now it looks like highs in the mid 30'a for the foreseeable future. Not supposed to get over 30 today. Grey solid overcast. Driveway is getting harder, but the muddy spots are still crunchy and not really good enough to drive a wheeled skid steer on yet. I wish we had one more week in the sunny 40's but if any real snow holds off until at least next week, that will have to be good enough.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 30, 2021, 10:07:44 AM
20F and clear here today, cool NW wind. ;D

Was up to the woods and seen lots of bear tracks all over the place and came across a big moose. Never saw it's head, just body and legs moving. It had bedded down near there last night. With all them bear tracks around, I swear the bears must have slept with the moose. :D Seen a couple day old deer tracks in the same spot to. But I seen them deer all leave yesterday, down stream they went. I'll check next snow for any more deer.  Built a camp fire with dry fir, smell like a smoked ham now. :D  Saw a goshawk (chicken hawk) to, I suppose after a grouse. He was flying along the road after I startled him.

Painting of goshawk hunting grouse. ;)

Wildlife art prints plus original paintings with a wide selection from ArtBarbarians.com located in Minnesota. (https://www.artbarbarians.com/gallery2/main.asp?artist=220&pic=9849)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on November 30, 2021, 10:14:40 AM
Im on the run again trying to get some more stuff done before the ground freezes. Trace of snow ⛄️ n ground this morning, around 32 now. 
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: wisconsitom on November 30, 2021, 10:31:31 AM
We're going to get shut down with our larch post and pole de-limbing and cutting to length.  Bits of snow-5 inches up there yesterday-and cold keep coming and soon our log piles will be frozen down to the ground.

Experience has taught me that once they're frozen down....they're staying there until spring :'(.

Maybe can go for a week yet.  Next system to track further to north and hence will draw warm air up into our area.  Might have a brief window yet to get more processed.  Wed. system might be rain instead of snow!

Gonna try and sell some out by the road.

By coming Sunday or Monday, we could be looking at heavy snow coming in.  Too soon to pin down for sure.  If it comes, we'll have to pivot to trimming up conifers.  We don't quit, just shift our focus.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: sawguy21 on December 01, 2021, 12:33:05 PM
Well! This is weird, I put on a windbreaker under my winter coat (liner is gone) and stepped outside, it is 13C, almost 56F! The snow is completely gone and the grass is greening up.  We frequently don't see snow to speak of before Christmas but never this mild.
I'm just glad I no longer live at the coast. We are short some foodstuffs but managing ok. Dairy products are sketchy, the local plants were bought up by Saputo years ago then production was consolidated at Abbotsford. Our product was being trucked there but is now dumped and the shelves are empty because the roads and rail are washed out. >:(
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 01, 2021, 01:25:32 PM
************snow :snowball:
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on December 01, 2021, 09:26:06 PM
I had 40, not bad for the first day of Dec. Not much sun today.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 02, 2021, 05:44:23 AM
20F this morning, suppose to get to 38F and rain later.

Saw another deer in the field making it's way southward yesterday. :)

They cut corn yesterday up at the end of the road by the woodlot. Worked way into the night before it gets mild. Probably got the 150 acres cut I suspect.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2021, 06:39:41 AM
A fine snow is going on this morning. Suppose to hit 40 again today. 26 now.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 02, 2021, 10:52:15 AM
Started to snow around 10 am, and the blue jays and squirrels have been gathering spilled corn from yesterday's harvest. I saw 3 fresh deer tracks and lots of new bear tracks. You might not see the animals, but snow reveals whose out there. Probably watching you. :D

And one deer around that branch/snag I tied up for a buck scrape. No scrape yet, just walked under it.  There must be something to this because deer are sparse here and more than coincidence to walk in under it I'm thinking. It's not on a trail, but off to the side a few feet. ;)
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on December 02, 2021, 11:52:32 AM
I dont half to walk far or look hard for signs of deer here. Compound the fact they already like it here as well as Im thinning out a good habitat for them. Should be set for steaks for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: HemlockKing on December 02, 2021, 05:16:42 PM
Crazy thunder and lightning storm! Heavy rain
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2021, 05:31:23 PM
I have 31 and rain. A good night to stay home. Was very foggy before the sun when down.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 03, 2021, 05:35:55 AM
After dinner yesterday it was 38 and rain from then on and into the late evening, hard rain. Not much for snow now.

Brushed the flu and stove this morning, one of them monthly chores. Beats mowing grass. ;D

Hoping to help out the deer for winter habitat, right now nothing to eat within reach in winter. I got the thermal cover from the fir, but needs to open up some for young hardwoods to take hold. I don't know how the rabbits do so well here, I don't see girdling and really not much to nibble. Don't need much maybe. Rabbit tracks everywhere......and squirrel. There are lynx here once in awhile.

Nice in the sun. :D


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Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: Old Greenhorn on December 03, 2021, 09:15:38 AM
Well we had nearly a 1/2" of rain yesterday in separate sessions, but it was mild temps. Around late evening the wind started to pick up, enough that I turned on the floodlights and looked outside to confirm the source of the noise. Sometime after midnight, it changed to a freight train sound that woke me up. Mostly out of the north or NNW, Lots of trees down and power outages. School is canceled today.
 I just heard the neighboring department get dispatched to a brush fire endangering a structure. With theses 20 MPH winds we still have, that won't be a fun job. Lots of blocked roads around.
 Temp right now is at 38, so that's not bad. But that wind may change my plans for the day.
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 03, 2021, 09:30:22 AM
Well, we had rain until daybreak. Then the wind swung and we had 4 hrs of snow. Now just wind and clearing. Snow plow just went with sand. This is a complete change in service over the last 15 years, sand and just a skiff of snow. Can't wait until we get 15" of snow in one dump and see the new plan of attack. :D
Title: Re: The Weather 2021
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 03, 2021, 09:46:01 AM
Oh, and expecting temps to drop below 10F at night time for a few days. That'll bring the 'soft' to 'hard' in no time. :D