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Oh, the weather outside AIN'T frightful . . .

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 07:58 am
@djjd62,
my feet are wet
my shoulders are wet
my nose is sore*

this was not a fun start to winter


* the direct hits by hail on my schnozzz hurt!
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:02 am
Looks like I'll have to shovel out the driveway to go to work this afternoon. Not a nice day out there.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:03 am
@Setanta,
Quote:
Whoever wrote your climate history hardly seems competent. I suspect it was by a journalist, and not by either a scientist or an historian. A volcano in what is now Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies) erupted explosively, ejecting the top 6,000 feet of the mountain into the upper atmosphere--Tamboro in 1815. The period 1812-17 was a particularly active one for volcanoes, but Tamboro was the worst. Most historians use the term "the year without summer" to describe 1816. Google "the year without summer," and you'll learn all about it. The omission of the cause for that effect on the part of your author makes me suspect he doesn't really have a clue.


I suspect it's meant more as a commentary on New England weather, the New England character, and the interplay between the two than an attempt to describe and explain the meteorological phenomena of the day.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:16 am
Well, he says the title of the book is: The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850. If he weren't trying to describe meteorological phenomena, then what the hell was he writing about? Of course, the lack of a summer in 1816 in the northern hemisphere was not a product of weather patterns, to the extent that the weather patterns were profoundly altered by the eruption of Tamboro.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:40 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Surely you don't mean six to ten feet . . . not yet, anyway.

It has turned into freezing rain here.

Sorry. I meant inches, not feet (thank dog) Smile
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:04 pm
lucky it's not snowing, the wind here is really blowing, gusts up to 80 km/h (50 m/h)
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:07 pm
mine went from bad to bad.

blowing snow yesterday. it's done. low of -1 late this afternoon. (high a balmy 17)

still got the wind, too.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:09 pm
We expect a light freeze here tonight (29) but no rain. Not bad.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:13 pm
lows in the mid 20's, highs mid 30's, sunny and the winds have stopped. sure could use some light rain. I'm thinking Roger up in Farminton got hit with cold blowing snow.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:34 pm
@dyslexia,
One wouldn't expect snow to be warm.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:09 pm
@spendius,
I guess "one" wouldn't live in New Mexico but rather feel qualified to speak of our typical weather
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:24 pm
@rosborne979,
Do you get out there to shovel it, Boss? I was out before six a.m.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 06:23 pm
@Setanta,
Nobody who gets out of bed before 10 am can be considered a serious intellectual. Add two hours for ladies.

You can't raise your IQ simply by suffering agony. People would start self flaggelation again if that was the case.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 06:53 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
I was out before six a.m.


A lot of shoveling seems to be going on at your place, Setanta. (at weird hours, too!)
This doesn't sound like fun to me, at all.
Do you ever have to shovel to get out the front door?
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 06:56 pm
34 headed down to 4. Highs tomorrow only in the teens.
rosborne979
 
  1  
Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 07:09 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Do you get out there to shovel it, Boss? I was out before six a.m.

I have to be careful shoveling or my back muscles will curl up like a pretzel and leave me a cripple for days. I prefer to let the snowplow guy in the big truck do all the work.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 07:09 pm
@dyslexia,
Just high winds monday & tuesday. Temperatures didn't get much above freezing, though. I'm not even looking at the forecasts.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 07:27 pm
@JPB,
Yeah, it was 53 this morning and now in the 20's. WINDY WINDY WINDY.
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margo
 
  1  
Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:13 pm
Sheeesh! Bloody extreme weird weather you people have!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:40 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

One wouldn't expect snow to be warm.


different kinds of snow, eh

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