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Tanypteryx
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Message 1 of 19 (890136)
12-27-2021 11:02 AM


We ended up with about 8 inches of wet snow yesterday and then some melted off. A couple more inches fell overnight and the trees are all covered again this morning. Our temperature right here is 21F and more snow and lower temps are predicted tonight and all day tomorrow and Thursday and Saturday.

Our resident Anna's Hummingbirds have been freaking out and they are all trying to dominate the 3 feeders we have up. I counted 5 at one feeder and none of them got to feed more than a second before being attacked. Silly buggers!


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Message 2 of 19 (890137)
12-27-2021 11:13 AM


75F here.

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Message 3 of 19 (890179)
12-28-2021 12:03 PM


It's currently -20 F here, expected to shoot up to a high of -18 F today. -31 tonight.

Wind is about 5 mph, which is considered a flat calm around here, so there isn't much wind chill.

It snowed several inches on Christmas day and they're still cleaning that up. At my age, the ice bothers me more than the cold.


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Message 4 of 19 (890180)
12-28-2021 12:26 PM
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12-28-2021 12:03 PM


It snowed several inches on Christmas day and they're still cleaning that up. At my age, the ice bothers me more than the cold.

Around here they wouldn't know a snow plow from a candy cane. I'm not fond of the cold but I dread falling on the ice.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 5 of 19 (890183)
12-28-2021 6:00 PM
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12-27-2021 11:02 AM


It's 34F here (and snowing). And I had thought that Oregon was warmer than Chicago.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 6 of 19 (890184)
12-28-2021 6:22 PM
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12-28-2021 6:00 PM


35F here today. Sluchmagedden!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 7 of 19 (890189)
12-28-2021 8:39 PM
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12-28-2021 6:22 PM


Sluchmagedden!

Gesundheit.


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Message 8 of 19 (890248)
12-30-2021 11:35 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by Tanypteryx
12-28-2021 12:26 PM


Tanypteryx writes:

At my age, the ice bothers me more than the cold.


I don't remember if I've done this joke here before:
When you're little, you slip and fall on the ice and you cry because it's the end of the world. But the end of the world doesn't last long.

When you're school age, you slip and fall on the ice and you say, "Hey, that's fun!" So you keep doing it until your father tells you to stop, "You're making it slippery for everybody else," - and you thought you were doing them a favor.

When you're High-school age, you slip and fall on the ice and you're embarassed. You hope nobody saw that, especially the girls.

When you're grown up, you slip and fall on the ice and you're angry. "Why doesn't somebody put some salt on that?"

When you're old, you slip and fall on the ice and you just lie there for a while assessing the situation. Any new aches and pains? Anything broken? When you do decide to get up, it's an operation that takes as much preparation as D-Day.

And that's how it is until the pallbearers slip and fall on the ice. That would be funny, if you could see it.


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Message 9 of 19 (890253)
12-30-2021 11:48 AM


Thirty years or more ago I slipped and fell on my parents' icy driveway. I was heading out to do some wildlife photography in the snow and carrying my camera with a heavy 500mm telephoto lens. As I fell I guess I twisted to protect the camera, but I fractured 2 ribs. That pretty much ruined that holiday trip.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 10 of 19 (890272)
12-30-2021 5:41 PM


We're heading for the warmest New Year's Day on record.
It's 15C here during the day and 10C at night. Bloody ridiculous.
Bees are flying, flowers are blooming. Bonkers.

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Message 11 of 19 (890284)
12-31-2021 12:09 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Tangle
12-30-2021 5:41 PM


Don't worry.

The warm weather will cause the greenland glaciers to melt, pushing the weakened gulf stream to the south (or have it totally disrupted). Then, things will get colder in the UK.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 12 of 19 (890344)
01-02-2022 11:59 AM


It will be interesting to see how much effect the record snow pack in the Cascades and Sierras will have on the drought and wildfire conditions that we have seen here in the western U.S. for the past 10 years or so. Here, west of the Cascades, we are getting lots of rain and the local creeks that I monitor for dragonflies have been running just below flood stage for the past month. 4.5+ inches of rain predicted for the first part of this week with 36 inches of snow predicted above 4000 feet elevation.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 13 of 19 (890345)
01-02-2022 12:16 PM


92F yesterday and 37F tonight
Winter comes tonight. May not even make into the 60s tomorrow.

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Message 14 of 19 (890358)
01-02-2022 6:59 PM
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01-02-2022 12:16 PM


Re: 92F yesterday and 37F tonight in Texas
Maybe it's time to make a visit to Cancun?

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Message 15 of 19 (890363)
01-03-2022 8:17 AM
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01-02-2022 6:59 PM


Re: 92F yesterday and 37F tonight in Texas
35F outside right now.

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