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Old 01-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #21
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Alf,

With weather reports from you...how am I supposed to stay focused on my job?

Glad retirement agrees with you. It was a cold day in January when Candy and I visited you a year ago to check out your 5.0. This sounds much better.

Enjoy.

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Old 01-24-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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Alf,

With weather reports from you...how am I supposed to stay focused on my job?

Glad retirement agrees with you. It was a cold day in January when Candy and I visited you a year ago to check out your 5.0. This sounds much better.

Enjoy.

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Hi:SeldomSeen... Maybe you need to "Refocus"...like I did. This is a great winter to test the waters down here!!! Alf
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:37 PM   #23
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California should warm up nicely when the whole state catches fire this spring with no rain in sight combined with santiana winds. I am thinking food prices are likely to skyrocket to boot from that important agricultual area. I saw where spring snow melt is predicted to be almost nothing and the water reservoirs were at a all time low.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:04 PM   #24
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It's not just California. Almost the entire West Coast is hurting for precipitation. Last year in Oregon at least two counties banned outdoor fires at parks for a while because of their fire situation. I've always loved Oregon State Parks for, among other amenities, their abundance of water for free showers, whereas California charges for showers. It will be very interesting this summer season to see what restrictions are in place because of the drought and fire danger.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #25
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For the past four winters we have had a snowbase of 12 to 22 feet at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort near Courtenay here on Vancouver Island. This winter we have less than a foot, and that's melting fast as a persistent high pressure system continues to generate unseasonably warm weather with no significant precipitation.

Our lakes and reservoirs are at near-record low water levels. As well as costing ski industry employees and owners a lot of money, this drought increases the likelihood of dry wells and poor production this summer on farms, increased forest fire danger, and insufficient water in streams to support salmon migration and spawning.

Until now, our moderate West Coast climate has spared us from the anomolous and extreme weather that many attribute to climate change. With this persistent drought, our turn might have come.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:49 PM   #26
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Boondocked at Cabelas in Lone Tree, CO the other night. (Just south of Denver.) When I got inside at 7PM it was 44 degrees F. in the refrigerator and 37° in the trailer. By morning it was 7.8° outside but a cozy 63° inside. Heater ran all night so there was no recycling to annoy me. Perhaps this because by morning when I lifted the blinds to peek out at those noisy plow guys I noticed I didn't latch a curbside rear window and it had done shifted open half an inch.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:42 AM   #27
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Looks like they plowed around you while you were parked.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:32 AM   #28
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At least you should not have had any condensation issues with the window cracked…….
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:44 AM   #29
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California should warm up nicely when the whole state catches fire this spring with no rain in sight combined with santiana winds. I am thinking food prices are likely to skyrocket to boot from that important agricultual area. I saw where spring snow melt is predicted to be almost nothing and the water reservoirs were at a all time low.
You nailed it except there have already been fires. We are in emergency drought rules already too. We now use water in the house as if we were dry camping in the trailer. Our lawn will be dead by March. Prolly water our trees a bit to keep our shade. What they need to do it tell people to stop topping off their swimming pools, especially in SOCAL where they have so many.

Went to the big Home and Landscape Show yesterday. The pool and sod vendors didn't look very busy.

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Old 01-25-2014, 06:52 PM   #30
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After my last post I heard a story on NPR about the west coast drought. The state of California is asking everyone for a 30% reduction of water use. I didn't realize that 50% of all US fresh food is produced in Cal. A lot of agricultural land is laying fallow. Restaurants were being forced to cut hours and not serve water. I guess if we travel to the west coast, we should bring a full tank of water with us and watch the US forestry fire maps.
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