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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #150 on: 23 Mar 2013, 00:50 »

I asked Google and it says the quote is from Mark Twain and originally referred to New England, although the sources I found suggest that attribution may be suspicious as well.
As a New-Englander, I've heard that quote my entire life, but I didn't bother to ponder whether it was originally referring to this area...or who penned it.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #151 on: 23 Mar 2013, 01:12 »

I just woke up and looked out of the window.

Snow.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #152 on: 23 Mar 2013, 05:10 »

Snow here too.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #153 on: 23 Mar 2013, 08:41 »

I'm with Garrison Keillor on this topic, myself - you need winter to remind you that life is, in fact, fragile. 
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« Reply #154 on: 23 Mar 2013, 10:06 »

Wouldn't warfare halfway around the world, or maybe Russian dash cams, be enough?
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #155 on: 23 Mar 2013, 10:29 »

No, it needs to be more personal.  The ache in your back after shoveling, the pain in your knee from the cold, the dead rabbit sticking out from the snowbank. 

Winter is something that's not too hard to fight off, but still feels like a successful battle nonetheless. 
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #156 on: 23 Mar 2013, 10:40 »

Im going to be a killjoy and remark that it's easier for us to say that than some, we generally have decent bases to retreat to.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #157 on: 23 Mar 2013, 10:45 »

I was thinking that as I hit "post".  If it weren't for my ramshackle house, I'd have a very different attitude. 


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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #158 on: 23 Mar 2013, 10:57 »

I know right? I'm adamant about my distaste for winter, but go on about how I love the heat of summer. I'd love it a helluva lot less if I couldn't escape it sometimes.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #159 on: 24 Mar 2013, 04:55 »

I just woke up and looked out of the window.

Snow.

That's not been unusual for our area of the country the last few weeks though, has it, Hodgy?
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #160 on: 24 Mar 2013, 05:26 »

Well, that's true - it's getting a bit old, though.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #161 on: 24 Mar 2013, 05:29 »

Tell me. It's fucking snow outside. Again. I repeatedly thought that spring was finally coming during the last few weeks, only for it to be canceled out by snow again.

Maybe I will put off my expectations of spring weather. Till. August or something.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #162 on: 24 Mar 2013, 08:05 »

Today the temperature is zero in Oxford; this date last year it was over 20, and we were out in T-shirts and shorts.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #163 on: 24 Mar 2013, 10:59 »

Well, that's true - it's getting a bit old, though.

I agree. Honestly, speaking as a fan of cold weather and rain, I am gagging for the sun to come out. I want beer garden weather.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #164 on: 24 Mar 2013, 11:51 »

It has been warming up around here, but there's still a LOT of snow on the ground. We're supposed to start seeing temps in the 40's (about 4-5 C) by next weekend, so that stuff will probably be slowly melting.

Can't happen soon enough, but it's gonna get muddy around here for a while.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #165 on: 24 Mar 2013, 22:37 »

Still snowing. Some spring break this is.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #166 on: 25 Mar 2013, 04:47 »

Woke up to 3 inches of snow everywhere except the pavement this morning. At least the trees finally have that pretty snow covering.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #167 on: 25 Mar 2013, 04:52 »

Yep, we've got the same thing. Can't even get out of the parking lot, so I'm missing my dental appointment and I'll be late to work. Who knows if we'll even do the whole Seder thing tonight, if it goes on like this much longer.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #168 on: 25 Mar 2013, 18:20 »

Some light flurries here in Connecticut, but nothing that sticks to the ground anymore. I'm just waiting for the Easter Bunny to turn up somewhere downtown, frozen solid and clutching a basket full of frozen eggs.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #169 on: 26 Mar 2013, 12:38 »

This just in: oldest daughters seizures still under control, if all goes well she can drive in May.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #170 on: 26 Mar 2013, 12:49 »

This thread is actually about weather; perhaps I should change the title, but most people seem to just know.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #171 on: 26 Mar 2013, 13:17 »

Duh, it even says that in the title. *bangs head on desk*

no worries. just wanted to announce some good news.

Snow is melting here making for a cold, muddy mess. At least the moisture should be good for the mushrooms when it warms up just a bit more.

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #172 on: 26 Mar 2013, 13:23 »

Duh, it even says that in the title.

Only because I just changed it!

perhaps I should change the title,
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #173 on: 26 Mar 2013, 13:24 »

Bwahahaha

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #174 on: 26 Mar 2013, 14:25 »

Is that a bird? Like the dodo bird? A species that doesn't exist any more?

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #175 on: 26 Mar 2013, 14:33 »

74F with a slight breeze. Damn near perfect outside.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #176 on: 26 Mar 2013, 15:41 »

It is 30C (86F) today. In the inland suburbs it is forecast to be 34C (93F). In late March (equivalent of late September for you Northern Hemisphere types).
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #177 on: 26 Mar 2013, 15:43 »

Just shut up.

36 F and cloudy. It was snowing this morning.

SNOWING.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #178 on: 26 Mar 2013, 18:31 »

Oh hawt damn, boi. It's actually 50 F outside. I can actually drive with my windows down...hah!
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #179 on: 27 Mar 2013, 04:49 »

I didn't wear a coat to work today! Wee!

Though I handle cold a lot better than many people. I'm in a short sleeved button-down shirt and an elbow-length-sleeve cardigan. And, you know, pants.
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« Reply #180 on: 27 Mar 2013, 05:00 »

Since you needed to add that you're wearing pants, that means you must NOT be wearing acting else o_O

Put on some shoes man!
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #181 on: 30 Mar 2013, 09:36 »

Boiled Dove, I'm glad to hear your good news!

We haven't got much snow on the ground here (mostly just tiny bits left over from last week) but we keep getting tiny flurries that last five minutes and then stop. My dad, however, has six foot drifts and three foot standing snow.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #182 on: 30 Mar 2013, 10:00 »

Ours has finally melted! Again.

I'm keeping my fngers crossed that our last storm was the end of winter since it's now 60 F. However, the same thing happened after the 2 storms before that so who knows?
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #183 on: 30 Mar 2013, 10:06 »

I'm a bit jealous of all you people who are getting snow...
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« Reply #184 on: 30 Mar 2013, 10:16 »

80F here today in Oklahoma, though in typical fashion, it's supposed to be cold again by Monday. And I could write a vitriolic post about my roommate who keeps the thermostat above 80F and changes it back every time I try to change it to a reasonable temperature...
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #185 on: 30 Mar 2013, 10:20 »

It's 60F right now. Forecast says it's supposed to hit 90F by Wednesday.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #186 on: 30 Mar 2013, 13:31 »

It is officially summer in New England, as I have just turned on my air conditioner.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #187 on: 30 Mar 2013, 14:16 »

Early morning it has been about 10 below (low teens on the Fahrenheit scale) for most of March (colder on some days). Very unsual. Presumably due to a particularly obstinate arctic high pressure air mass. Early afternoons it does warm up above freezing. Which is kinda bad in the sense that it ruins the ski trails.

Spring is coming all right (heard birds singing just the other day), but ever so slooooowly.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #188 on: 30 Mar 2013, 14:36 »

The signs are all around.


It has been 6 days since I saw the first robin.  The goldfinch boys are almost done changing color.   The crocus are in bloom.  The other spring bulbs have pushed their first green points up from the earth.  The trees have their first buds and by the end of next week should have the green glow of tiny new leaves.

It is spring in SE Michigan.     

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« Reply #189 on: 30 Mar 2013, 23:19 »

And I'm in Tucson sort of enjoying the warmth but wanting to be back in Michigan, hoping this spring to get a start on outdoor work. Which would be kind of a self-improvement miracle, since it seems like I haven't been very good at any sustained effort in the last couple of years. In any case, I'll be back in a week or two.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #190 on: 30 Mar 2013, 23:24 »

How are you enjoying the land of highly armed geriatric tea-partiers?

(due to my dad's work I lived in Arizona for 7 years. *shudders*)
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« Reply #191 on: 30 Mar 2013, 23:35 »

I don't notice the arms, but I observe a mostly Happy Hour every afternoon with a conservative crew. The loudest is a retired Air Force colonel, a U2 pilot in his time, whose anger with Obama, bureaucracy, Islam etc. says he doesn't take to change very well. The other loud member of this group is also about 80 and well into Alzheimer's. Their wives are quieter. I'm the only liberal in the group, so mostly we know to stay away from politics. An interesting development in the past three winters is an influx of Newfoundlanders into the condo. They're far more liberal than the long-timers, and friendly.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #192 on: 31 Mar 2013, 01:02 »

It was very nice here for two days or so. Then it started snowing and hasn't really stopped for the last two days.

It's m*********ing spring, can we get some spring weather already?
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« Reply #193 on: 31 Mar 2013, 02:27 »

One side effect of having a roommate who keeps the apartment at sauna temperatures is that I have to keep my window open at night to avoid baking. Which means that I hear my neighbor's weather radio blaring in the middle of the night. Which is why I'm up at 4:30 in the morning. It was an entertaining storm at least. Looks like it snowed outside with all the hail. And I verified that my car is okay at least.
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« Reply #194 on: 31 Mar 2013, 06:45 »

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« Reply #195 on: 31 Mar 2013, 11:36 »

I'll wave as I drive past if I go to Tubac this week.
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« Reply #196 on: 31 Mar 2013, 21:14 »

It's m*********ing spring, can we get some spring weather already?

Thought you'd like to know, I found the frozen carcass of the Easter Bunny on my way to visit relatives today. His cold dead paw was clutching a pastel egg. You have my condolences.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #197 on: 31 Mar 2013, 23:16 »

My dad developed a taste for ground-rabbit tacos during his time in the military o_O
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #198 on: 01 Apr 2013, 07:04 »

Is there another sort of rabbit?
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