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The forum just turned ten years old! Where has all the time gone?

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Well, has it gone on long enough?

Yes
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No
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Bring me the groundhog's head on a platter for predicting 6 more weeks of winter!
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Author Topic: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough  (Read 22256 times)

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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2015, 12:43:44 AM »

We're getting more snow this week along with ice/rain, and to think they said March would be warm and nice out!
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 09:18:03 AM »

Freezing rain is falling as I type this. Nice and slippery outside. If you read my thread about shovelling parking spaces.....the guy who acted like an asshole about "his" space is parked directly across the T-intersection. If someone comes down the street too fast and loses control, they'll slide directly into that guy's car. I'd feel some sympathy for the person who did the damage (some, but not much.....drive slower!), but I'd laugh at the guy who left the note. (My wife's car is parked up the street in the middle of a row of parked cars so as not to be on the end by a corner.)
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2015, 02:57:47 PM »

From Scott Sistek, KOMO News: Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record

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Seattle has set its record for all-time warmest February since official measurements began at Sea-Tac Airport. The average temperature (high temperature plus low temperature, divided by two) was 48.8 degrees narrowly edging 1977's record at 48.7. (And I mean narrowly. Had Saturday just been one degree cooler, it would have been a tied record instead.)

It's also the warmest February by average low temperature (by more than a full degree), and sixth-warmest by average high temperature.

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While winter officially runs Dec. 21-March 21, "meteorological winter" runs Dec. 1 - Feb. 28 so we can now measure how winter stands up, statistically. And it was a doozy.

This winter will go down as the warmest at Sea-Tac -- by far. The average temperature of Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 was 46.4 degrees, obliterating the previous record for warmest winter on 1991-92 of 45.0 degrees. Normal is just 41.2. This comes on the heels of the second-warmest summer -- and all makes sense when you consider 2014 was the warmest year overall on record at Sea-Tac.

We also claimed the trophy by using average high temperature. The new record is 51.4, breaking the old record of 50.8 set in 1991-92. Average is: 46.5.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2015, 07:20:12 PM »

They call for more snow Tuesday and Thursday in the northeast.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2015, 10:56:14 PM »

31 degrees and freezing rain here near Hartford, CT as I write this. It was light snowing and about 25 degrees when I left work at 5:45 PM Eastern.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2015, 12:44:23 AM »

Our first near-freezing rain since our memories were erased with nine feet of snow.  I'll take frigid windy snow any day.  At least it doesn't stick the cold to you like beaded rain does.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2015, 10:14:08 AM »

We'll be getting more freezing rain tonight. Fun.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2015, 10:16:45 AM »

We have five to eight inches of snow forecast for tomorrow. It rained yesterday, which was nice because the rain washed a lot of the salt gunk off the car. I can't justify spending the money to go through a carwash with that much snow forecast, but I don't like having that crusty white gunk all over the paint.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2015, 10:26:20 AM »

From Scott Sistek, KOMO News: Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record

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Seattle has set its record for all-time warmest February since official measurements began at Sea-Tac Airport. The average temperature (high temperature plus low temperature, divided by two) was 48.8 degrees narrowly edging 1977's record at 48.7. (And I mean narrowly. Had Saturday just been one degree cooler, it would have been a tied record instead.)

It's also the warmest February by average low temperature (by more than a full degree), and sixth-warmest by average high temperature.

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While winter officially runs Dec. 21-March 21, "meteorological winter" runs Dec. 1 - Feb. 28 so we can now measure how winter stands up, statistically. And it was a doozy.

This winter will go down as the warmest at Sea-Tac -- by far. The average temperature of Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 was 46.4 degrees, obliterating the previous record for warmest winter on 1991-92 of 45.0 degrees. Normal is just 41.2. This comes on the heels of the second-warmest summer -- and all makes sense when you consider 2014 was the warmest year overall on record at Sea-Tac.

We also claimed the trophy by using average high temperature. The new record is 51.4, breaking the old record of 50.8 set in 1991-92. Average is: 46.5.
Wow! At least I lucked out, having missed out on those epic Chicago winters I used to go through in my childhood.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2015, 01:40:29 PM »

Wow! At least I lucked out, having missed out on those epic Chicago winters I used to go through in my childhood.


Man no doubt. I will never forget January of 82 and the -26F at O'hare with wind chills in the -70F range. It was so cold that the nail heads in the ceiling of our dining room were freezing which caused little ice spots to from on the ceiling even though it was a comfortable 72F in the house.


I won't ever forget climbing up on the roof of our house as a 9 year old to help shovel it off, taking time out to dive off the roof into the front yard into snow drifts that were almost as tall as the house.


I remember the snow forts we used to build and the epic snowball fights we'd have as a neighborhood. Even the parents got involved. My fort was heavily "armored" by adding water to  the top of the walls creating a solid sheet of ice that no snowball/iceball could penetrate. Good times!


I'd trade this little ice storm we are fixing to get tomorrow night that will completely shut my town down most of the day on Friday for that any day.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2015, 03:21:29 PM »

I'm ready to harm Punxsutawney Phil. This weather is killing my paychecks.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2015, 10:44:40 PM »

I'm ready to harm Punxsutawney Phil. This weather is killing my paychecks.

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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2015, 09:53:41 PM »

Twice we had rain in CA in 2 weeks: Feb. 22-23 and March 1st (moderate hail fell on Huntington Beach). We're in the worst drought since the 19th century, need the rain BADLY. The lack of significant snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is of great concern. Only once it snowed where palm trees grow: Lake Elsinore-Temecula in southern CA had over a foot and mixed snow-rain in Fontana-Rancho Cucamonga and Pasadena-Altadena on New years (Dec 30-Jan 2). Not enough to cancel the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl game, but high temps were around 40F. Rarely happens in areas under 2000 foot elevation in so CA.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2015, 07:00:34 PM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2015, 08:37:58 PM »

How meta.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2015, 01:00:59 PM »

Asalt it.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2015, 11:02:21 PM »

Don't forget that last ten days of December 2015 are still to come
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2015, 01:39:37 PM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2015, 02:30:26 PM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.

Sounds miserable.  I lived in Superior, WI for a while; don't miss the winter than much.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2015, 04:15:22 PM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.

Sounds miserable.  I lived in Superior, WI for a while; don't miss the winter than much.

Miserable?  How else would you have Winter Carnival with gigantic snow statues otherwise?
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2015, 05:04:32 PM »

 
AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.

Sounds miserable.  I lived in Superior, WI for a while; don't miss the winter than much.

Miserable?  How else would you have Winter Carnival with gigantic snow statues otherwise?

Ah yes.  Gigantic snow statues make all those months of winter more tolerable.  Silly me, I forgot. :meh:
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2015, 05:06:35 PM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.

Sounds miserable.  I lived in Superior, WI for a while; don't miss the winter than much.

Miserable?  How else would you have Winter Carnival with gigantic snow statues otherwise?

Ah yes.  Gigantic snow statues make all those months of winter more tolerable.  Silly me, I forgot. :meh:
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2015, 09:46:44 AM »

AARoads post on Washington Post story on Boston.com story on New York Times story on remaining Boston snow:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14785.msg2077046#msg2077046

Obviously these folks need to take a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Snow in the Keweenaw can be found in the woods, shaded by the trees in August and September.  One year (1995-96) had 328 inches of snowfall over the season.  Some it failed to melt before the next snows started in September/October.

Sounds miserable.  I lived in Superior, WI for a while; don't miss the winter than much.

Miserable?  How else would you have Winter Carnival with gigantic snow statues otherwise?

Ah yes.  Gigantic snow statues make all those months of winter more tolerable.  Silly me, I forgot. :meh:

Why do people think winter is miserable anyway?

I'll tell you what's really miserable: 95 degrees and dewpoints in the 70s.  That's miserable!  A little snow is just fun.
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Re: Winter 2015, has it gone on long enough
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2015, 04:51:04 PM »

Not if you have to shovel it.  And snow tires (plus rims and hooking in the TPMS so the car won't constant beep and block the clock and radio with full screen warnings, plus the peace of mind of knowing that any weird vibration is probably the road and not a flat tire if the light is off) are expensive enough to be an issue if you're still (re)building your savings.  The former is solvable (mostly) by living in an apartment.  Meanwhile the latter just gets even worse if you're in an apartment due to storage.  Plus having to tires them between storage and the car four times a year (twice per swap) in filthy dirt laden bags filled with holes that just scream "must vacuum car interior" (my trunk doesn't have room for all four tires).  Yeesh.  And the commuting issues... I've had days where traffic moved no faster than 5 mph up the Northway due to snow.  And that's in ALBANY, which has a very mild climate compared to the rest of upstate NY.  My boss lives out in the hills and needs chains to get in to work on a GOOD day in winter!
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