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#51 MarkBC

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:04 PM

We had light snow here (Bend, OR) yesterday -- less than half an inch on the ground...but overnight we got freezing rain.  :(   :o

My [parked-outside] car this morning had a glaze of ice maybe 1/8 inch thick, as did my front steps and everything else.  Fortunately for me I had nowhere to go until 10 am, and by that time the sunshine had broken the freeze.  Car was still ice covered, but the ice slid off easily with application of scraper.  My little-traveled and shady neighborhood road, however, was very slick -- the slightest application of brakes activated ABS as I made my way out...


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#52 takesiteasy

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:04 AM

Well the weirdest winter in some time continues here. Real winter is all around us but not here. St Louis gets 12" of snow and we get nothing. We have had a couple months of above average temps and no snow. Not that I am complaining but it is weird.

 

Middle of January and we saw a large flock of robins on our walk today- that is just weird for the middle of January here. Used to be the first robin sighting was a harbinger of spring.

 

The forecast is for more normal temps this weekend as the polar vortex breaks apart and we become the arctic for a few days. But still- we have not been below zero yet this year and no snow on the ground here. The news said winter temps are now on average 5° warmer than in 1970. Climate change for sure.


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#53 pvstoy

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:30 PM

Just spent 13 days in Yellowstone NP and did not need toe or hand warmers. Nor needed to wear heavy down clothing. First time in 7 trips in January it was this warm.

 

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#54 ski3pin

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Posted Yesterday, 03:52 PM

Pounding thunderstorm rolling over right now. 44° for a low this morning. Strange winter this year.


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#55 MarkBC

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Posted Yesterday, 05:57 PM

I woke up to 2 inches of heavy wet snow, weighing down tree branches...but - fortunately - already plopping and dripping off of the trees. It's 35°F here at 10 a.m. and no precip at the moment.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:33 PM

Snow to rain here;we seem to be on the edge of that major storm hitting the Sierras this time!  We went three days w/o a Bob walk because of the ice and snow! Spent the time inside putting mink oil, etc. on my two new pairs of leather boots (one pr Wolverine 10", one pr Rockport Redemption Moc toes-great x-mas/birthday) and getting them ready for the woods! Oh I got a cat too to deal with the mice problem I've had since my old cat died a while ago! A four year old female named Sadie and boy I forgot how much different they are from dogs although "Bob" dolesn't seem to care-he likes everyone and every thing! Rain coming down pretty hard now, but understand the high country is really recharging the snow pack!

 

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