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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1260 on: November 26, 2020, 08:04:32 AM »
I have 30 and raining. The 2 inches of snow is soft.
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« Reply #1261 on: November 26, 2020, 12:35:21 PM »
38 and raining. Still in moderate drought here, best in the state is a little spot in the west central at abnormally dry. A little snow yesterday but just enough to track a cat. Supposed to stay right about this temperature overnight, then near 50 tomorrow and mostly cloudy
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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1262 on: November 26, 2020, 01:51:29 PM »
Been a steady rain here since noon now. Spring is back. ;D :D
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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1263 on: November 27, 2020, 09:17:27 PM »
Temps in the high 40's and rain took that first snow away. More snow will come and stay until May of next year.
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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1264 on: November 28, 2020, 04:36:27 AM »
Up here, the ground had froze for 3 days before the rain, so any bare fields still retained snow all through the rain and fog. Still snow on the ground and we barely got an inch before the rain. I've said it before, we could get a couple of inches of snow up here on frozen ground and it could take days of warm weather to melt it off. Makes a big different when the ground was froze solid for days before. Even the firewood I cut this week was froze hard. Like snow landing on a pile of ice cubes. "Yeah, we got 3" of snow, but it melted by noon". Not up here, think days...:D It was in the low 40's here yesterday and snow was not completely gone off the road, and they sanded.

My chaulk boots are a bit worn (ordered new boots yesterday), so walking on the hard frozen road was almost like being on an ice rink. I never bother buying new chaulk spikes because about the time you replace them the side wall in the boots blow out. It's a rigged game. :D I try to get 2 years, I know these were bought in 2018. And I walk many miles in them, and the hardest on boots is them little cut stumps when thinning. Leather would be torn to pieces in a month, besides wet feet because spruce ground tends to be damp and mossy, especially black spruce.

Must be handy to 12" of rain now since October. Surprisingly we have had a lot of sun to and starry nights. Big rain coming Monday or Tuesday.
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« Reply #1265 on: November 29, 2020, 03:24:44 PM »
Never quite reached 40F here today and the snow is still lingering on bare ground. Amazing how barely an inch can stay around for days when above freezing, but not in the 40's.Today was sunny, with a frosty start. ;D

Seen lots of bear tracks on that new snow, he/they must have walked on every trail out there. Walked by the winter shelter to. Followed a big buck track on the trails to. Seen other smaller deer tracks. Seen where the turkeys scratched away at the snow and fallen leaves under the maples. Seen 1 grouse. Seen two sets of coyote tracks around them deer. All that walking had to take place in the last 2 days.
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« Reply #1266 on: November 29, 2020, 08:28:13 PM »
Sun off and on all day. I think mid 40's today. It felt warm out. Until the sun went down.
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« Reply #1267 on: November 29, 2020, 08:36:55 PM »
It's finely getting colder here . Been cutting in the Tamarack swamp I am seeing about 4 inches of ice now . All  Dead standing the neighbor wants it and the small birch gone . We need cold here of the swamp logging will not happen .
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« Reply #1268 on: November 30, 2020, 02:58:53 AM »
Great firewood and the porkies like them tamarack to. I see patches chewed on the trunks of tamarack quite often. I think they like tamarack more than spruce and fir to chew bark off. ;D Up here we had sawfly kill off some stands. Planted all of mine on the wet spots, I think they can grow anywhere they can anchor themselves. :D Mine are all like corkscrews and bears climb and bend them down for cones. Lots of bears around. I think the local bear hunter shot 12 he said, in recent years. I wouldn't want any sheep. :D I call'm monkey bears, always in the trees. If it isn't bears it's moose damaging trees. The bears chewed the wooden handle on my shovel by the winter shelter. Don't leave nothing you think you want later.  :D
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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1269 on: November 30, 2020, 04:51:09 PM »
The rain has started and we are in for a lot of it, some places may see 4". Be careful what you ask for. Snow is gone. ;D
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« Reply #1270 on: November 30, 2020, 08:37:44 PM »
The rain the wind, the rain the wind!!!!!! But it is 54
This would be a blizzard at 30.   :o
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« Reply #1271 on: December 01, 2020, 04:47:47 AM »
The rain the wind, the rain the wind!!!!!! But it is 54
This would be a blizzard at 30.   :o
I think that blizzard is coming next Monday, a small amount Thursday or Friday to test us. :D
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« Reply #1272 on: December 01, 2020, 12:33:59 PM »
My rain gauge is showing 3" since it started yesterday. 
Beavers must be busy trying to slow that down. :D

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« Reply #1273 on: December 01, 2020, 03:19:11 PM »
Yeah, there is water everywhere in fields now, even hilly fields with water in ruts and dips. Still getting hammered with rain here. ;D
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« Reply #1274 on: December 02, 2020, 04:49:50 AM »
Well, there was 3" of rain recorded to the west and 4" to the east, we're in the middle. ;D
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Re: the weather 2020
« Reply #1275 on: December 02, 2020, 07:51:55 AM »
Yeah, we got over 3" out of that storm and one of my culverts floated up a would not pass water, it flooded out all of my mill area except around the mill itself. All my drying racks were islands. When I got it fixed, it took all day to drop the water level a foot or more.


 

Barely supposed to hit 40 here today, snow flurries right now. Oh well. Time to get at it.
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« Reply #1276 on: December 02, 2020, 09:56:17 AM »
Dohh!!  whiteflag_smiley yikes_smiley :o
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« Reply #1277 on: December 02, 2020, 04:09:22 PM »
Cloudy and windy today, it's about 35 now. Just enough snow to see on the tops of trucks and real cold spots. Pretty good batch of rain over the last few days, but I didn't find a drought map that was updated since before Thanksgiving. Mostly sunny and low to mid 40s tomorrow
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« Reply #1278 on: December 05, 2020, 07:08:20 AM »
Get the shovels ready, and plows in the Northeast. My 51 JD M has been itching to pop pop.

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« Reply #1279 on: December 05, 2020, 07:20:42 AM »
Yeah, that one just missed us, to our south, but you will get it. Just a year ago this past week I had to plow 2 days in a row, I think we had a foot or so.
 We me, the 'winter state of mind' is beginning to take hold. I got up around 5 and in the dark and my semi-sleep state I unconsciously went to the side door by my desk and turn on the floodlight to check the outside thermometer and look at the gerund. I only do that in the winter and it is automatic.
 The bad stuff is coming, but I can wait. :D
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