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Old 01-01-2019, 08:45 AM   #1
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Winter is not happening.....

Just checked the 90 day long range forecasts for the mid-atlantic area and there are not any snow storms nor accumulating snow predicted?? Several days over the next will be in the 50's and very few below freezing? Can not have snow in this type of weather. I'm concerned with the impact on the animals, particularly those that need cold weather to survive. Warm winter means a hot summer and fires, something I do not want to see repeated. For what ever the reason as to what may be the cause, I'm at lost as to how to stop it as it is a global issue.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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In the horticultural world, we always liked to see about two weeks of very cold temps with no snow on the ground. That really helped knock down overwintering pests, especially invasives from the south of us. 35 years ago we only knew about armadillos in the Deep South including Texas and Oklahoma. There are some showing up as road kills as far north as Fairfield, Iowa now. Growing up, we had our choice of 17 ice rinks to skate on, gone is the interest in skating and it’s probably a good thing because flooded ice rinks can’t be done in 35 degree weather without refrigeration. We had three 100 year flood events and one 500 year flood event in 10 years, 2008 through 2018. Do what you can locally, the problem is not going away anytime soon. Happy New Year and recycle those Dom bottles.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:18 AM   #3
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This morning we woke up to -12 deg but by the end of the week we are predicted to have temps in the mid 30’s . Looking at the long range forecast it’s going to stay Spring like for the foreseeable future
I long for the winters of my youth , real cold , real snow , really fun !
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:31 AM   #4
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I long for the winters of my youth , real cold , real snow , really fun !
Me too! BUT, I want the young body that went along with that weather. I don't see that ever happening again. Now I'd prefer the minimum daytime temps to equal my age.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:38 AM   #5
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Me too! BUT, I want the young body that went along with that weather. I don't see that ever happening again. Now I'd prefer the minimum daytime temps to equal my age.
now that is funny, living where your age = your climate.......
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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Me too! BUT, I want the young body that went along with that weather. I don't see that ever happening again. Now I'd prefer the minimum daytime temps to equal my age.
I guess I am the odd duck . If it never got warmer than 70 degs I would be one happy fellow
My favorite season is fall with highs in the 50ís and lows in the 40ís
Like many retired people in the North when we first retired we went South in the Winter
After a few years we stopped going , we didnít enjoy the heat and humidity and missed seeing snow and our family .
Why drive 2000 miles so you can sit in 100 sq ft trailer with the A/C running cause itís too hot and humid to do anything . We can do the same thing at home in reverse.
Well , at least that was our logic for just staying home .
We are already planning an early Spring trip to the UP of Michigan , we want to go before it gets too hot !!

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:56 AM   #7
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Just got another 8 inches. Too deep for Josie. Expecting snow all day today.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:06 AM   #8
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It's the blueboid of happiness - if you ski. 15 degrees F out there.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:12 AM   #10
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Not so odd, or at least not the only odd one. Making plans for Georgia next Jan-Mar. We'll be happy if we can just get out walking everyday, which we don't do when we stay home in the winter. Hopefully GA doesn't become the new south FL next year.
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