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Tanypteryx
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Message 46 of 103 (718570)
02-07-2014 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by New Cat's Eye
02-07-2014 3:29 PM


Re: Could be worse
I think I will pass on that until I can get a snow Blower.

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

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Tanypteryx
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Message 47 of 103 (718573)
02-07-2014 5:36 PM
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02-07-2014 3:07 PM


Re: More Snow
I guess I would get tired of those kinds of winters, but I do love snow.

My best friend lives in WI...have not heard from him in a couple weeks.....should give him a call.


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


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Message 48 of 103 (718577)
02-07-2014 5:43 PM
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02-07-2014 5:29 PM


Re: More Snow
oh you poor thing,

My mother and father in law havent had electricity for a weak they possibly wont have it for the whole month, they are relying on a generator for the basic necessities but its weak and they asked us to do their washing, the washer and dryer are already spinning with their whites LOL

Knocking on wood right now im quite lucky it was only one night that i dint have electricity, but we low landers tend to be smart and not put the cables in range of tree collapses. They where actually cut off from the world for a day it took the firefighter vaulenteers that long to clear the roads of fallen trees. Its estimated that about half of our forrests trees have collapsed under the weight of the ice though its only areal reconisence as its too dangerous for anyone to go in to any forest right now

A priest in the county my in-laws live checked the churches records no sleet event on such a scale was recorded in the last 400 years.

but on the bright side it was +10 today so the ice is melting


Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 49 of 103 (718580)
02-07-2014 5:54 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by frako
02-07-2014 5:43 PM


Re: More Snow
Hey, I'm not complaining.

They are predicting freezing rain at the end of this storm so we could end up without power, too.

I enjoy uncommon weather. Some even call me the Weather Rebel.


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


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Theodoric
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Message 50 of 103 (720314)
02-21-2014 2:12 PM


18" more snow
Got hit again.

Any more snow and I won't have satellite any more.


I have to snowblow trails in back yard so the dogs can get around. Also so they can't get over the fence.

ABE
Sorry about quality. Phone must have frosted up a bit.

Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 51 of 103 (720404)
02-22-2014 7:44 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Theodoric
02-21-2014 2:12 PM


Re: 18" more snow
See what happens when you elect Scott Walker governor??

You get a snow job

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Tanypteryx
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Message 52 of 103 (720405)
02-22-2014 7:46 PM
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02-22-2014 7:44 PM


Re: 18" more snow
Global warming is reversed....Scott Walker is amazing!

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


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Message 53 of 103 (720456)
02-24-2014 4:34 AM
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02-22-2014 7:46 PM


Re: 18" more snow
As far as I can tell he seems to have done some deal with Central Europe to borrow our winter, since we didn't have one at all. It's forecast to get up to about 55 fahrenheit this week, and we had about a millimetre of snow all winter.

My only concern is what he's going to give us in return.


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Theodoric
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Message 54 of 103 (720477)
02-24-2014 9:12 AM
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02-24-2014 4:34 AM


Re: 18" more snow
My only concern is what he's going to give us in return.

Nothing good.
quote:
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau: Under Walker's Budget, Wisconsin's Structural Deficit Would Grow To $725 Million. A non-partisan analysis of Walker's most recent budget concluded that the Governor's proposed tax cuts would increase the state's budget shortfall over the coming years. Walker's tax plan hyped by Fox would in fact cost the state $180 million and would ultimately turn the touted surplus into a deficit by 2017. [The Legislative Fiscal Bureau, 10/15/13]

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Walker's "Overall Plan Would Leave The State In Worse Financial Shape In The Long Run." A January 22 article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel pointed out that Walker's budget would increase the state's long-term deficit...

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin is "37th In The Nation In Private-Sector Job Growth Under Walker." As a candidate in 2010, Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. However, entering his fourth year in office, the Journal-Sentinel labeled the state's job growth "anemic" and noted that the Governor is nearly 90,000 jobs short of his 250,000 job promise. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 1/25/14]

New York Times: "Three Years Into Mr. Walker's Term, Wisconsin Lags Behind Minnesota In Job Creation And Economic Growth." In a New York Times op-ed, University of Minnesota professor Lawrence Jacobs pointed out that Minnesota "adopted some of the most progressive policies in the country" as opposed to Walker's austerity measures and found that "Wisconsin lags behind Minnesota in job creation and economic growth":...

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin Ranks 49th In Economic Outlook. According to a June 6, 2013, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, projections from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ranked Wisconsin 49th out of 50 states in economic outlook and the state was one of only five states with a projected economic contraction in the last six months of 2013.


Source

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a very conservative paper. But they occasionally do some actual journalism.

Yeah he's a doozy alright. This continues much longer we might have to consider moving to Minnesota.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 55 of 103 (722403)
03-20-2014 9:03 PM


Mid-March, 2014

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Message 56 of 103 (722407)
03-20-2014 9:41 PM
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03-20-2014 9:03 PM


Re: Mid-March, 2014
In Puerto Rico right now so out of the cold and snow.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 57 of 103 (722419)
03-21-2014 1:36 AM
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03-20-2014 9:41 PM


Re: Mid-March, 2014
Oh, don't worry. We're saving the snow for you and making sure it's still here when you get back. It's black and dirty as hell, but it'll be here.

Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal, the pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything.

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Message 58 of 103 (777404)
01-30-2016 1:11 PM


El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
Not frightful but starting to get a little nervous-making: incessant rain here on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. It's been fairly steady since yesterday afternoon, which is just the latest in a winter of frequent rainfall since the first of the year, with occasional snow that melts off rapidly. We're having a very wet El Nino winter, and that's good because the last few years have been severe drought. The snowpack in the Sierra is well above average so far, which is a good start. It matters most to California, since they get a third of their water from the Sierra snowpack.

So far so good, but still, more than one winter like this is needed to make up for the drought, and there's a catch: the snowpack has to stay there continuing to accumulate until Spring, and then just melt off slowly, to do the reservoirs any good. If it warms up too much and runs off too fast it doesn't do anything for the drought and it floods both sides of the mountains.

Which is what happened in January of 1997, another El Nino winter after a long drought. I had driven up to Lake Tahoe earlier and seen the sad low level of the Lake and the dry bed of the Truckee River which originates in the lake. I don't drive these days but it must have looked much the same through this current drought.

So we had heavy snow that year and then it warmed up in January and the snowpack began to melt, and it flooded towns all over northern California and the Truckee River flooded downtown Reno.

So this much rain makes me nervous. Maybe the rain will stay down here and the snow will stay up there and it won't run off until Spring as hoped, but it makes me nervous. So MUCH rain. You'd think we were Seattle instead of the desert.

ABE: I love rain, I love the sound of it, the more the better normally. Want to say that in case I'm giving the wrong impression here. It's just that I remember the flood of 1997 and now it makes me nervous if it's warm enough in January to rain and not snow. I was in Reno during that flood and stranded for a couple of days.

Just found this compilation of video on that flood. Maybe boring to anyone but me but I'll post it anyway:

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 59 of 103 (777410)
01-30-2016 2:19 PM
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01-30-2016 1:11 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
So MUCH rain.

Have you seen any big wooden boats with giraffes sticking out the top?


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Message 60 of 103 (777411)
01-30-2016 2:47 PM
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01-30-2016 2:19 PM


Re: El Nino in the Sierra Nevada
Have you seen any big wooden boats with giraffes sticking out the top?

Got a report that it was seen floating on Lake Tahoe. The giraffes had thick scarves around their necks and knit caps on their heads.


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