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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:50 am

Hey, who put this 2 feet of snow in my driveway?
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:02 am

It feels like it dropped 30 degrees overnight. Brr.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:17 am

This has been quite the winter, and we're going to get hit again with snow.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 am

Captain Ned wrote:Hey, who put this 2 feet of snow in my driveway?


I moved the foot of snow from my driveway to yours :wink:

I don't know where the other foot came from though. I am sure its someone here playing a cruel trick on you.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:23 pm

Nothing below ~50 and some days as high as 65-70 for the next ten days for us here in Kansas. Lots of rain though.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:09 pm

I'm getting temperatures ranging from 30* at night to nearly 60* during the day, with 50* during the day on average. I feel like the worst of the snow is past in DC, with just enough residual cold to stave off Spring for another month.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:27 pm

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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:33 pm

The past 10 days, with their freeze/thaw/freeze cycles, have caused unbelievable damage to our roads. The potholes are immense & deep and by the car parts left on the road they are taking a heavy toll. The worst part is that Vermont simply doesn't have the money in the budget to properly fix this mess, so it's only going to get worse.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 pm

Captain Ned wrote:The past 10 days, with their freeze/thaw/freeze cycles, have caused unbelievable damage to our roads. The potholes are immense & deep and by the car parts left on the road they are taking a heavy toll. The worst part is that Vermont simply doesn't have the money in the budget to properly fix this mess, so it's only going to get worse.


Yeah, I know what you mean Ned. It was 74°(citation:JAE) here today. Really took a toll on the roads. ;)
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:24 pm

Captain Ned wrote:The past 10 days, with their freeze/thaw/freeze cycles, have caused unbelievable damage to our roads. The potholes are immense & deep and by the car parts left on the road they are taking a heavy toll. The worst part is that Vermont simply doesn't have the money in the budget to properly fix this mess, so it's only going to get worse.


Its the same thing here in NY. Foot of snow one day, 45 degrees and sunny the next, Rain the next day turning into snow. Its been quite a winter.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:12 pm

Spent some time on the back roads the last couple of days and it's clear that Vermont's dreaded fifth season is upon us.

Mud season. Even multi-generation natives (hello!!) dread mud season if there's any need to be on dirt roads.

Anyone who's ever needed to drive a dirt road where it freezes hard in winter and gets rained on in the winter/spring transition knows what I mean. It's the real reason so many of us here in VT drive Subarus. Today was so bad that I had to turn off the traction/stability control so I could keep the wheels spinning in the ruts. The promised rain for this weekend will only make things worse as there will still be frost in the roadbed. We might even see a rasputitsa.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:47 am

Captain Ned wrote:Spent some time on the back roads the last couple of days and it's clear that Vermont's dreaded fifth season is upon us.

Mud season. Even multi-generation natives (hello!!) dread mud season if there's any need to be on dirt roads.

Anyone who's ever needed to drive a dirt road where it freezes hard in winter and gets rained on in the winter/spring transition knows what I mean. It's the real reason so many of us here in VT drive Subarus. Today was so bad that I had to turn off the traction/stability control so I could keep the wheels spinning in the ruts. The promised rain for this weekend will only make things worse as there will still be frost in the roadbed. We might even see a rasputitsa.


Sums up the condition of my driveway. Spend the better portion of last Sunday using the snow plow to flatten the mud. Pretty tough winter for driveways.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:33 pm

Forecast is for mostly sunny skies tomorrow. High of 90. Thank goodness. Good riddance snow.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:49 am

Wow guys so much snow, last time I saw "snow" here was in 2007, before that around 1996.

Australia sucks, its just stupidly hot weather, droughts, then floods and bush fires.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:21 am

A dusting of snow fell last Monday, but that was it. Here on the Colorado front range, we could have used more snow this past winter...a lot more. Already had a half-dozen fires in the past month or so, which is way too early. Even during a dry year this usually doesn't start until the middle of June.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:34 am

It is going to be a supercell show the next two days over portions of the upper MS Valley and Northern Plains mainly IA, portions of WI, and S MN.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:01 pm

83 degrees currently with ~35 Mph winds. Not ideal.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:20 pm

I now pronounce this thread over for spring! 75 here with thunderstorms in the forecast. The odds of the midwest getting another winter blast are pretty low. Perhaps Hance might have a few more storms left in the mountains?
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:28 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:I now pronounce this thread over for spring! 75 here with thunderstorms in the forecast. The odds of the midwest getting another winter blast are pretty low. Perhaps Hance might have a few more storms left in the mountains?

Not yet. The atmosphere is about to eject a serious IPV anomaly over the plains. Big winter storm over portions of the northern and central plains with a major severe outbreak this afternoon over the southern plains with long track supercells and potential for long track tornadoes as well given the shear and helicity fields and the long looping hodographs.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:11 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:I now pronounce this thread over for spring! 75 here with thunderstorms in the forecast. The odds of the midwest getting another winter blast are pretty low. Perhaps Hance might have a few more storms left in the mountains?

Not if you'd seen the back roads I had to use this afternoon to avoid several accidents. Some of those mud holes would have swallowed a mil-spec HumVee without even a burp.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Potential for an inch of snow accumulation tomorrow night. Just got my summer tires on too.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:35 am

And freak April snowstorms are why, even in Ohio, I keep the snow tires on until May 1 or later.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:30 am

bhtooefr wrote:And freak April snowstorms are why, even in Ohio, I keep the snow tires on until May 1 or later.

I'd just as soon not run the winter rubber when it's 70+ out.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:27 am

SpotTheCat wrote:I now pronounce this thread over for spring! 75 here with thunderstorms in the forecast. The odds of the midwest getting another winter blast are pretty low. Perhaps Hance might have a few more storms left in the mountains?



Haven't had any snow for awhile. Everything is brown and we have plenty of mud though.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:34 pm

Just got an inch and a half this morning in Michigan. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY?! :cry:
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:36 pm

Woke up to an inch of snow on my car.
More snow to come this week too... *sigh* When will I be able to get out golfing?
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:36 pm

Goodness. I will never live north of Kansas.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:59 pm

We got several inches. But, winter being unofficially over all melted as it hit the ground.
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Wasn't winter officially over on March 20th?
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Re: Winter weather

Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:39 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Wasn't winter officially over on March 20th?

Not until mud season is officially on the calendar.
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