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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2012, 06:21:19 AM »
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2012, 09:22:27 AM »
It hit 39* this morning on my drive to work (headed towards the ocean so the temp actually goes down as the sun comes up for me) That's just about as cold as it will get, more or less. It might drop below freezing or even into the upper 20's once or twice all winter. Big change from before I moved west when 20*f was balmy and -20* was cold
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2012, 10:31:00 AM »
Well, if our recent weather patterns in the Mid-Atlantic Region(Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter last week) are an indication of what's to come....we're going to have rough winter.  :-\
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2012, 10:52:49 AM »
Well, if our recent weather patterns in the Mid-Atlantic Region(Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter last week) are an indication of what's to come....we're going to have rough winter.  :-\

Well last year in the Northeast we had Hurricane Irene and about 1.5 ft of snow on October 29th and it was the winter that never happened.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2012, 01:01:32 PM »
Last year we got our only 2 freezes during the space of a fortnight in November. Then it was very mild and Spring-like until April. I want a couple hard hard freezes this winter though. The mosquito population has been absolutely horrific since April.

Used to be at dusk they would drive you indoors- now it's any time of the day shade or no shade wind or no wind. Can't go outside without being swarmed. I'm hoping a good old freeze might help somehow...

Right now it's absolutely gorgeous: sunny clear skies, breezily cool and highs in the 60's predicted for the entire week!
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 01:05:46 PM »
It's amazing how little time it takes to forget about mosquitoes.  ;D
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 01:40:16 PM »
20*F as I drove to work, this morning.
It's been snowing nearly all day, in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 07:18:01 PM »
It's amazing how little time it takes to forget about mosquitoes.  ;D

That's one critter I don't mind forgetting about.   :)
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 10:59:42 AM »
It's amazing how little time it takes to forget about mosquitoes.  ;D

That's one critter I don't mind forgetting about.   :)

Don't see too many where I am.  A still day is when the wind is 15mph.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2012, 06:39:09 PM »
shesh. 
Dry-est on record around here since they started taking notes.  Mid 1800's.

Birds still hanging out and singing.  Odd
how autumn keeps going and going and going.

Glad I am not tied to the ski industry. ::)

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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 06:16:28 AM »
Furnace has kicked on the last two mornings when I got up. Have it set to come on @ 64F. A brisk 43F outside; thought there was a bit of frost on some roofs in the neighborhood yesterday.

On the flipside I just don't see my tomato plants being in any danger. They're gonna give me a good harvest this year.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012, 06:44:17 AM »
It was above freezing when we got up this morning. The days have been getting into the 30's, nights into the mid 20's. Sort of normal for late fall here.

Had 3 face cords of firewood delivered yesterday. Had about 3/4 of a face cord left from last year. Decided to have the first fire in the wood stove yesterday.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2012, 07:11:09 AM »
I grew up in upstate NY.  Winter was 4 - 5 months long most years.  I don't miss that.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 07:56:05 AM »
I love getting up in the morning and having my morning coffee and looking outside seeing the wind blow snow around. The cold air feels so good.

I also love having actual seasons. By the time summer is over I'm ready for winter and by the time winter is over, I'm ready for summer. I wouldn't like to have summer like weather for 8 months or more.
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Re: Winter 2012
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2012, 08:00:48 AM »
I love getting up in the morning and having my morning coffee and looking outside seeing the wind blow snow around. The cold air feels so good.

I also love having actual seasons. By the time summer is over I'm ready for winter and by the time winter is over, I'm ready for summer. I wouldn't like to have summer like weather for 8 months or more.

That nearly describes Texas. More like 6 months of hell. It still got in the 80's this week. But things have cooled down dramatically in the past three weeks thankfully. Leaving the windows open and no need for AC!
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