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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    We are rounding out our 24th hour of rain. No, the moisture isn't going away; it is just switching from rain to freezing rain right now. In a bit, it should be converting to snow. Just as an added bonus, I get to drive in to work before the sun comes up.

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    We are rounding out our 24th hour of rain. No, the moisture isn't going away; it is just switching from rain to freezing rain right now. In a bit, it should be converting to snow. Just as an added bonus, I get to drive in to work before the sun comes up.

    Carry on.
    I'm in early on this one. They predicted a trace of snow for today, we got nothing. A cold 45 degrees. But up to 65 tomorrow and warmer all the way through Sunday. In the seventies for the weekend, I tell ya this Front Range Colorado thing is crazy. It can fluctuate 30 degrees from one day to the next. Kinda awesome actually.

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    I know you "mountain" folk must laugh at us southerner flatlander folk when it comes to snow and ice and our inability to cope with our meager accumulations of the aforementioned conditions.

    Just last winter, (or what passes for winter) here in Louisiana, one of the neighboring cities a couple of miles away cancelled school for the next day because of the "threat" of freezing rain and the possibility of snow.

    Not only did it NOT snow, or freeze over, but the temps reached 50 degrees that day.

    My kids were upset that they had to go to school while those lucky ones got a free day off due to over reacting school admin types

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    Here's a story of rapidly changing weather that is commonly discussed around here.

    Armistice Day Blizzard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I feel bad for ya. I just turned on the fireplace in our house because it got a little chilly... 64f outside currently, maybe 54f with windchill factor. I did live in New England for a few years and while it was fun for me to see seasons in a new way I can see the frustration with all the extra work involved.

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    ^Not that you are in New England.. just saying from where I have been.

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    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.
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    Just stopping by to give out that useful information. Heyyall, ride your trainer. Minus salted almonds. Well, in your case you seem stressed so almonds might help . Do a HIIT workout. Move you fire patio again, run up and down your stairs. Or post here ...dammit...did it again...then again you saw "today's super short ride" in warm 35-42F weather and all the other wonderful weather over here. Happens a lot this time of year. You have everything you need to still ride a bike. Get rollers and ride the fatty on it. IDk man.
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    The forecast here is highs in the 70s & 80s and clear with lows in the 50s for the next few days.

    Then it's gonna sky dive into the 60s this weekend. BURRRR!!!!

    What was all that talk some months ago about certain Northerners making it down to the South West to escape the misery?

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    Re: Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    I'd rather have snow than rain. Monday's ride was 34f and snowing. Today's ride was 30 and sunny. It's supposed to warm up to 40 tomorrow.

    Sent from my S3 on the way to the trailhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Just stopping by to give out that useful information. Heyyall, ride your trainer. Minus salted almonds. Well, in your case you seem stressed so almonds might help . Do a HIIT workout. Move you fire patio again, run up and down your stairs. Or post here ...dammit...did it again...then again you saw "today's super short ride" in warm 35-42F weather and all the other wonderful weather over here. Happens a lot this time of year. You have everything you need to still ride a bike. Get rollers and ride the fatty on it. IDk man.
    I thought you were going to bed

    Most of my posting tonight was from the trainer. And, I did climb 20 flights of stairs for exercise...and walked 5 miles today on top of that including 0.5 miles in freezing drizzle just a few minutes ago. No nuts or pumpkins seeds tonight. I did have a scope of ice cream to celebrate my 8 year old's birthday

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    Well, I'll let the ice cream slide if it really was his birthday. LOL. If you have enough energy to post riding a trainer key word trainer then you sure as hell have enough energy to put on some short of wet weather gear and head out. This will prevent posting and focusing on riding which in the end is more important for some, some.... Was going to go to bed but "the a-hole's" I'm living with forgot to feed their dog. Now those MFer's need to lay off the ice cream before they get the beetus. And it's snow where you are right now by radar. So get those lights out 'should be charged' and get the fatty out and go for a ride. Sleep is irrelevant.
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    150' elevation. Vancouver Island. Yesterday.
    WTF?
    I'm supposed to be digging trails up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.
    I'm right there with ya on this one.

    It helps to have activities that you enjoy that are do-able in wet or cold or snow.

    Inclement weather helps keep the riff raff home on their couches - just how I like it.

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    Rain, rain, and more rain here is predicted. It has been in the lower 60s lately and I've been loving it. Too bad the warm weather brings in strong storms this time of the year. I need to clear the trees out of the trails again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampboy62 View Post
    football helps keep the riff raff home on their couches - just how i like it.
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    I love hearing people tell stories about getting at it in the bad weather. Just so people don't think I'm a wuss, here is a ride I did in mid spring. The sad thing is that this wasn't really much worse than many of the days we had all winter.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YaZEIba8WY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    I can't wait to get some snow riding in this winter. In the interim, we are enjoying a brief warm up here in NYS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandaroo View Post
    That is what you call spring? It sorta looked like fun! Sometimes snow provides just enough of a buffer through the chunk to make seemingly unrideable sections rideable, as long as you get first tracks.
    Bad weather is relative. That was a typical day last spring and, yes, it was fun. The crap falling last night wasn't. Low clouds (very dark), icy rain mix, high winds. While I ride religiously and the weather rarely slows life in MN down, last night was a perfect night to unwind on the trainer.

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    Well I went out on two wheels after work and badly misjudged the shorter daylight now that we've set our clocks back. let's just say I got home after dark with NO LIGHTS!

    Time to keep the damned lights mounted for a few months...

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    ^ yup Hawg... It gets dark too early now. I tried bleeding my brakes tonight using daylight alone.. Had to move it all inside the garage at about 5:40...and did not finish out of frustration.. It got cold, dark and "leaky" (because of my lack of attention). I didn't pee myself or anything.... Just neglected to properly tighten a certain screw/bolt that holds the brake fluid in the caliper.
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    I just got back from riding. It sure is nice to ride with a bright light -- I was able to use my amber sunglasses to keep my eyes from drying out in the cold

    Speaking of cold, this is the temperature profile of the ride.

    Attachment 844945

    I started nice and toasty in my kitchen and found my way into 29-30F temps for the duration of the ride. Nice (really, no wind or rain)

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    I'm hearing ya heyyall, the weather is really crappy down under at the moment too.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    ^ the irony here is that only my cheeks were uncovered while I was riding and down under the only thing covered on her is her cheeks.
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    Observed at the top of Logan Canyon just east of Logan, UT on Monday morning. It warmed up to 25 degrees once I rolled into town, where I had to get outside to unstrap the load of steel I had on my trailer.




    Now I'm sitting in Las Vegas. Sunny and 66 degrees, but no bike

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    23k hours is nice! 13f not so nice
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    ^It's getting close to time for new bearings and turbos (I have a late model CAT with two turbos. Ugh)

    I've seen anything from -21 degrees to 120 degrees on my truck's thermometer (sorry, no pic of -21)


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    Katz, you're "check engine" light was on in that photo!

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    Not to worry, that's actually a cooling fan light. Big trucks use air pressure to engage the fan, and the light comes on when the the fan starts spinning.

    The fan was working overtime for sure. I took the pic in Yucca, AZ in July a couple of years ago. It was dry heat, but still brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Not to worry, that's actually a cooling fan light. Big trucks use air pressure to engage the fan, and the light comes on when the the fan starts spinning.

    The fan was working overtime for sure. I took the pic in Yucca, AZ in July a couple of years ago. It was dry heat, but still brutal.
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    ^Kamikaze, based on my Japanese heritage.

    Just kidding I have a cheapie CB with somewhat limited range, so I just use it to let other drivers know the locations of wrecks/lane closures/etc, or get info myself from others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    ^Kamikaze, based on my Japanese heritage.

    Just kidding I have a cheapie CB with somewhat limited range, so I just use it to let other drivers know the locations of wrecks/lane closures/etc, or get info myself from others.
    Cool, and your handle is:

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    Seriously, I don't have a handle. Maybe I'll start calling myself "Empty Beer" representing MTBR. Or perhaps the collective brainpower of OC can come up with something creative for me

    Other than drivers who actively participate in CB conversations, most truckers don't seem to have CB handles these days. Many of us simply present ourselves or refer to others by the company name, type of trailer (flatbed = skateboard, car hauler = parking lot, moving van = bedbugger, etc), and so forth.

    These days, CB culture isn't like what you saw in Convoy, Smokey and the Bandit, and Breaker, Breaker. Probably because everyone has a cellphone these days.

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    It was 75 here in Vegas today! Riding in the morning and afternoon in just a tshirt and working up a sweat. It's been nice and brisk riding the past couple of weeks, but there was a little heat today... weird. But nice. I'll take it. Actually, I don't care. I'll ride in anything. We have to fish in anything, so we should be able to ride in anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Seriously, I don't have a handle. Maybe I'll start calling myself "Empty Beer" representing MTBR. Or perhaps the collective brainpower of OC can come up with something creative for me

    Other than drivers who actively participate in CB conversations, most truckers don't seem to have CB handles these days. Many of us simply present ourselves or refer to others by the company name, type of trailer (flatbed = skateboard, car hauler = parking lot, moving van = bedbugger, etc), and so forth.

    These days, CB culture isn't like what you saw in Convoy, Smokey and the Bandit, and Breaker, Breaker. Probably because everyone has a cellphone these days.
    That's so sad Katz. What happened to brotherly comradery???

    "Empty beer" is perfect, go with that. Since it's catchy you may in fact restart the trend of trucker handles. That would be HUGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    It was 75 here in Vegas today! Riding in the morning and afternoon in just a tshirt and working up a sweat. It's been nice and brisk riding the past couple of weeks, but there was a little heat today... weird. But nice. I'll take it. Actually, I don't care. I'll ride in anything. We have to fish in anything, so we should be able to ride in anything.
    Winters are freezing ass there, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That's so sad Katz. What happened to brotherly comradery???

    "Empty beer" is perfect, go with that. Since it's catchy you may in fact restart the trend of trucker handles. That would be HUGE!
    OK then, Empty beer it is LOL.

    There's still some of comradery left, like letting others know where bears are hiding, but that's about as far as most drivers do.

    Part of it is many company drivers are shackled by strict company policies. Some companies don't even allow drivers to have CBs, and even prohibit helping others to backup at a truck stop (for liability reasons).

    Also the new HOS (hours of service) that took effect in '05-ish(?) doesn't help. You can drive 11 hours a day, but you have to finish all your driving within 14 hours once your clock starts for the day. Getting loaded or unloaded takes an hour or two, you barely have time to eat at a sit-down restaurant midday when you're doing a long haul. I've never driven under the old rule, but I hear it was a lot more flexible.

    And lastly, it is cultural decay, just like in any other aspect of life we see these days. Everyone has an excuse not to stop and help broke-down truckers and motorists. Some legit reason (fear of getting mugged), some no so legit (time and money). I'm guilty of that myself. Being a flatbedder, I've helped other drivers securing and tarping their freights countless times, but I seldom stop in the middle of highway to help someone.

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    Apology for derailing the thread. Now back to talking about crappy weather and stuff.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    Does the wife require a portable electric heater inside the tent which requires a generator which requires a trip to the fuel pump to fill it up which requires getting into your brand new P/U and using some fuel to go get some more before you leave to drive even farther which uses even more fuel which means an expensive fill up at the gas station which leads to an expensive gasoline bill that month which means you gotta keep on working to pay that bill and fund ObamaCare?

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    Went from 68 to 28 degrees since the last time I posted here. Gotta love weather this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    And I was reminding my wife to bring warm clothes and extra blankets for camping this weekend because it is supposed to dip down to 49 at night where we are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    My 12 year old son's Boy Scout troop will be camping out this weekend. They tent once a month, year round (we're in northeast Ohio). Temps Saturday night will likely be below freezing. Those boys are tough!!

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    My camping is a boy scout outing. We are pretty tough too. But, we camp in rustic cabins Jan - Feb because the weather is a bit too unpredictable.

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    One of the joys of winter wonderland is snowblowing. I've been spotted running the snow blower across parts of the yard to relocate snow back on the sledding hill. I thought I had a reasonably sized snow blower until I saw this puppy on the internet. This thing would make Tim the Tool man Taylor proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    One of the joys of winter wonderland is snowblowing. I've been spotted running the snow blower across parts of the yard to relocate snow back on the sledding hill. I thought I had a reasonably sized snow blower until I saw this puppy on the internet. This thing would make Tim the Tool man Taylor proud

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    Hey(yall), did you know that there is some really nice , I mean really nice scenery near the bottom of the page on your link?

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    84* here today .... I'm out for a few miles soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Hey(yall), did you know that there is some really nice , I mean really nice scenery near the bottom of the page on your link?
    I just looked at the train pictures. I promise.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Third snow of the winter.


    I'm beginning to think this might be a long winter. Perfect for fat biking and skiing
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    The riding trails are especially nice here in So Cal in the Winter. Y'all up in the extreme weather zone should become snowbirds (if only for a few days) to escape the screwy weather and head on down this-a-way.

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    I'm shocked. I just thought Rochester, MN was the coldest place on Earth. Turns out, it is not.

    BBC News - Coldest spot on Earth identified by satellite

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm shocked. I just thought Rochester, MN was the coldest place on Earth. Turns out, it is not.

    BBC News - Coldest spot on Earth identified by satellite
    My ex-girlfriend from a failed relationship before I got married has that low temp beat. She was definitely the coolest place on Earth.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Buckle up people, we are about to go for a ride. We are having a beautiful morning here. This afternoon will start a rapid freeze cycle that is going to make a mess out of all the snow that will melt this morning. We may drop 60 degrees in as little as 12 hours. Burr.

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    I've got a robe & slippers on and a huge blanket all wrapped around me just reading that weather report. And I'm still shivering at the thought of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    My ex-girlfriend from a failed relationship before I got married has that low temp beat. She was definitely the coolest place on Earth.
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    ^ I figured it was gonna be a little more puckered.

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    My toes just got cold.
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Ah, more weather woes. We had a small piece of snow rubble get lodged under our door yesterday. We woke to find the cold invading our home. This is the inside of the insulated front door. Yikes!

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    ^ Winter is showing it's ugly face now.

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    Ah, more weather woes. We had a small piece of snow rubble get lodged under our door yesterday. We woke to find the cold invading our home. This is the inside of the insulated front door. Yikes!

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    Our pathetic Winter here in the South West continues. I heard a report today that the snow pack is only 20% of normal in the Sierra Madre mtns (where our water comes from) for the second straight year. It looks like we will go into mandatory water rationing this year. Lovely...

    The dry weather continues here. It's unseasonably warm, and very dry. A slight increase in humidity is slowing forming, causing some minor marine layer over us but that will only last a few days and then another high pressure system moves in and we get warm and very dry AGAIN!

    I hate to say this but we need rain, ...badly.

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    Sorry to hear about the water issues and the fire risk that will come with it.
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Today is a nice day when compared to what Sunday and Monday will be

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    I will not be riding outdoors tomorrow. That is well below my threshold for cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I will not be riding outdoors tomorrow. That is well below my threshold for cold.
    Nevermind.....( I wuz gonna ask you if you might be required to layer up, or if long sleeves and a light jacket would suffice....maybe gloves, too)
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    Tomorrow's going to be around 28 for a high (at about 10am) and we'll be getting another 6-10" of snow, on top of the 6" we got last week. I'm going to TRY to get out for an 8am ride tomorrow because I sure as hell am not going outside once it dips below zero.

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    I am in So Cal and I just overheard a newscaster say "...-19?! That's like being in Minnesota!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I am in So Cal and I just overheard a newscaster say "...-19?! That's like being in Minnesota!"

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    Im desperate for an update
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    FWIW, I rode in shorts and a tee shirt today. 68 degrees out.

    And I don't feel bad about that one bit.


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    It warmed up to -14F today with only a -40F windchill That is a great improvement from the -20F / -55F windchill we had this morning. It's time to break out the shorts and go play outdoors!

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    70 and sunny here in sunnyvale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It warmed up to -14F today with only a -40F windchill That is a great improvement from the -20F / -55F windchill we had this morning. It's time to break out the shorts and go play outdoors!
    Wow, that's freaking cold. I understand there's even no drive areas in the midwest now. Let's get those temps up to 0, stat!
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    I saw on the news last night that Australia is having another Summer of record heat. In fact, they actually had to add a new color (purple) to the colored temp chart for the high of 129 in Central Down Under!!! That's just wrong...

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    That is crazy down under weather. Someone posted this little gem today. I guess it could be worse here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    That is crazy down under weather. Someone posted this little gem today. I guess it could be worse here.


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    I know you guys and gals that live really far away from the Equator are gonna laugh at me, but I live in the Dirty Souf and this is the first 'real man's winter' I think I have expierienced.

    To me dipping down into the teens and the occasional single digits is what I consider really cold. I have never seen my thermometer 'flat-line' before this.

    This was yesterday morning.....

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    Welcome to the real world. Did you ride your bike before going to work?

    In our altered sense of reality, everyone here was talking about how warm it felt yesterday. You feel so much more alive at -5F than you do at -24F. Today we might actually reach a high of zero for a brief moment this afternoon. I think i might celebrate with a walk outdoors to go get some lunch.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    It is downright balmy here in the 20's now after a few days in the -teens

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Did you ride your bike before going to work?
    Umm....................no.
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    Umm....................no.
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    I left it over there by the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I left it over there by the summer.
    Well if you can't get to it until Summer returns then I'd say you're gonna be out of it for quite a bit longer. BTW, it's "Summer" over here all year long. Hint, hint, hint...

    I almost wish it would rain or snow just so that I couldn't go riding whenever the hell I wanted to. Spoiled rotten, we are and it's a damned sweeeet thing, let me tell you!

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    Hawg, I'm still riding, when the trails are dry enough, just not before 7:00 am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, I'm still riding, when the trails are dry enough, just not before 7:00 am.
    I figured so, I was just giving you a hard time.

    But I do have to ask this. How many times have you actually been well into the dirt before 7am?

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    All through the summer of 2011, I had this one riding buddy who every weekend, both days, 7:00 am was our meetup time at the trial head.

    Since I quit riding with him, now the times are more like 9:00 or 10:00.
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    So to answer your question, never.
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    But starting out at 7:00, alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That guy is a trip!
    Watch some of his other videos....he's hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    So to answer your question, never.


    Try it some time. Especially in the heat of Summer when it's too hot to ride mid day. I hear the mountain lions are out on the prowl before 7am too. Who knows, perhaps you might chance upon one in the flesh? How could you possibly want to miss out on an opportunity such as that?

    In all seriousness, do you do night rides in the warm season?

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    Never have sprung for lights...on my to-do list, though. In the hot season, we just sweat it out. Not un-heard of to lose 8 or 9 pounds on one ride. (water weight)
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Never have sprung for lights...on my to-do list, though. In the hot season, we just sweat it out. Not un-heard of to lose 8 or 9 pounds on one ride. (water weight)
    Ooops we've started an off topic conversation here. Let me close it with this:

    Net, you've got to do some night riding! It will bring an entirely new perspective on trail riding to you. It's a trip. Like being "all high" but not really being all high. Tunnel vision, spooky thoughts, depth perspective challenges. Just remember to take it slower compared to what you are used to. You'll see (sort of, except that you really can't see very well in the dark) what I mean.

    You can get all the light you'll ever need for a lousy $200 if you shop wisely.

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    Sh1t, 30 bux worth of Lowes flash light shelf and some zip ties....nite riden'!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Sh1t, 30 bux worth of Lowes flash light shelf and some zip ties....nite riden'!!!!!!
    So dats how dey do et down in da dirty souf, huh?

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    For nearly a month now, temperatures have been a solid 10F above seasonal average. Significant precipitation hasn't happened in nobody knows how long. We need some cold and a lot of snow, stat. I just brought my skis in to have some bindings mounted. Last season, I had the bindings on my other skis re-mounted, and the ski season kinda-sorta relatively started when I picked the skis up from the shop. I'm hoping that happens again this season. Can't really call it winter, at least not yet anyways.

    Already we've had drought conditions for a long time. Without snow this winter, there's going to be no water come spring/summer/fall.
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Our cold spell has snapped. We reached 14F today and it was spectacular. We are expecting a couple of inches snow tomorrow night and upper 20s for the weekend.
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    It hit 40 yesterday so I took the bike out in a rush (I met a friend already dressed and heading out) without putting on bike socks. Once my socks got wet, my feet started to get cold. It was around 30-32 degrees with the windchill. I made the ride a little shorter so it wasn't too bad.

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    25 degrees and snowing here in New England. I was out riding until midnight last night, it was chilly, but nothing compared to last week's 6 degree ride had to be cut short after an hour and a half.
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    Riding in single digits tends to get icy.

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    Where is Nicole's finger in that pic? And whazzup with the dots under Dawn's eyes....clown make-up?.......prison tats?
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    warm for a New England January

    After 2 weeks of sub-freezing weather, nature had a change of heart and this weekend was warm. even hitting the 60's for a few hours. Nicole and I put on over 30 miles of riding on wet, bumpy ice that was glazed in water and too slippery to walk on. (Aren't studded tires awesome?) Never before have I been able to comfortably ride the frozen lakes with no gloves and a t-shirt...


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    Is it too much to ask that it could not rain every time it warms up for a couple days? Warmer weather doesn't mean shit if the trails are unrideable!

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    uh yeah! 40's all week. our snowy trails have turned to a highway of ice. i shall post vids. it's super fun to ride with studs! (of the tire variety too)
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    At least it warmed up today

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    Oh come on, it's not that bad. You're used to it living up there.

    Now, what we've got going on down here is BAD. Starting to see wild flowers blooming, birds nesting, and snakes out and active. It's bound to get very cold here before May and when that happens a lot of animals are going to die. The state has been placed into mandatory water rationing but I'm not sure when that starts. Basically, there is no snow pack here like there should be. Scary stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh come on, it's not that bad. You're used to it living up there.

    Now, what we've got going on down here is BAD. Starting to see wild flowers blooming, birds nesting, and snakes out and active. It's bound to get very cold here before May and when that happens a lot of animals are going to die. The state has been placed into mandatory water rationing but I'm not sure when that starts. Basically, there is no snow pack here like there should be. Scary stuff...
    Yup up here in Reno, NV I went for a ride today, just like I have for the past few days. Only problem is that I was comfortable (even sweating) in shorts and short sleeves, the trails are dry and bare, and it's the middle of January.

    I just saw a headline that said that the Maverick's surf competition (in Half Moon Bay, CA) will likely be held later this week. They won't know for sure until the day before, but it's a start. Getting those big waves means there are storms out there in the Pacific. They just need to find their way over here.
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    Well... We had out first good snow of the year. And we celebrated as usual... Sorry you guys/gals are not digging the weather.... but I sure am...

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    Well, it is official. This winter is brutally cold. The news is now reporting we are on one of the coldest cycles of weather the region has seen since the early 80s. We are expecting about 7 inches of snow over the new couple of days. Saturday may warm up a touch, so biking may or may not work--snow may be too soft. Hawg, sorry you guys can't enjoy some of this moisture.

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    I wonder why we are having such persistent high pressure systems here in the West? They are what is pushing the cold stuff over you and the rest of the country. They won't let the low pressure systems travel over us. Sucks.

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    For crying out loud. School has been canceled on Monday. Here is the special weather statement from the NWS

    .. LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS TO END THE WEEKEND AND TO START NEXT WEEK...
    WIND CHILL VALUES OF 35 TO 50 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AND AGAIN FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AS ANOTHER ARCTIC OUTBREAK SETTLES IN OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST. AIR TEMPERATURES OF 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED AND WHEN COMBINED WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH... LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS WILL BE CREATED. IN THESE CONDITIONS... FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN AS LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES
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    That one is just the beginning. Here's the full outlook. Lovely. Just Lovely.

    DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

    ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE EVENING WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED. SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR IN THE OPEN COUNTRY AREAS. THIS WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON TRAVEL WITH SLICK STRETCHES ON ROADWAYS ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

    DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

    ANOTHER PERIOD OF SNOWY THEN DANGEROUSLY COLD WEATHER IS EXPECTED FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

    2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
    FOLLOWING THIS SNOWFALL...A POTENT ARCTIC FRONT WILL DROP ACROSS THE AREA...BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND ANOTHER BITTER COLD AIRMASS.

    ANOTHER ROUND OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 TO 45 MPH IN THE OPEN COUNTRY AREAS. GROUND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH WHITE OUTS ARE POSSIBLE WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED TO 1/2 MILE AT TIMES AND A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE EXPECTED CONDITIONS.

    WITH TEMPERATURES HEADING WELL BELOW ZERO SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...THE STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS TO LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS OF 35 TO 50 BELOW ZERO. THE ARCTIC OUTBREAK WOULD BE COMPARABLE TO THE COLD OUTBREAK EXPERIENCED ON JANUARY 6TH AND 7TH. WIND CHILL WARNINGS WILL BE NEEDED FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

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    I expect you to be out on the fatbike and have a full ride report posted in that other thread.

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    Record highs on the Oregon Coast today. 75 degrees, no wind, no clouds. It's rarely is this nice in the summer. California has drought. Oregon is on the verge. I'm actually close to praying for rain. Usually I'm praying for the rain to stop this time of year.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    I'm happy to be getting in some nice snow rides this year. A couple of days have been below 0 deg. F due to wind chill. I rode one of those days and it wasn't unbearable (brought goggles but didn't need to use them even on a day it was snowing a couple inches an hour). Started riding with a scarf instead of a balaclava on the coldest days and I am finding it to be a lot more versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Record highs on the Oregon Coast today. 75 degrees, no wind, no clouds. It's rarely is this nice in the summer. California has drought. Oregon is on the verge. I'm actually close to praying for rain. Usually I'm praying for the rain to stop this time of year.
    +1 Just moved to Portland from the SF Bay Area and starting to think my prediction for climate change was dead on and paying off . Beautiful these last couple days!

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    I heard that this high pressure system that is parked over the Western US is so strong, that Alaska is having record highs for this time of the year. That's really bad news because if the glaciers begin to melt even faster, the world as we know could change into something we have never known. I'm frightened.

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    Hawg, I read what you are saying as California is responsible for the polar vortex. Don't worry, MN is doing its part to rebuild the glaciers that once carved the Great Lakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Hawg, I read what you are saying as California is responsible for the polar vortex. Don't worry, MN is doing its part to rebuild the glaciers that once carved the Great Lakes.
    Uh, oh. When the edge of the glacier reaches your property, it's time to run. A little free advice for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall
    Hawg, I read what you are saying as California is responsible for the polar vortex. Don't worry, MN is doing its part to rebuild the glaciers that once carved the Great Lakes.

    Not to mention, he'll end up with a beach front property in Yucca Valley. Sell the place for obscene profit and kickstart Hawg dynasty ruling over refugees from LA/Sandy eggo

    It is currently 34 degrees in Mt. (not so) Pleasant, Tejas. There's windchill, but it's not too bad after spending two weeks in single-digit temperature.

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    Heyyall - it could be worse, you could be working 10 hour days outside, in international falls. :thumbup:

    FML

    I know you asked in another thread, but about cuyuna.... it's absolutely worth the drive from Rochester. Awesome trail system!

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    Not to mention, he'll end up with a beach front property in Yucca Valley. Sell the place for obscene profit and kickstart Hawg dynasty ruling over refugees from LA/Sandy eggo

    It is currently 34 degrees in Mt. (not so) Pleasant, Tejas. There's windchill, but it's not too bad after spending two weeks in single-digit temperature.
    Beach front property in Yucca Valley??? I like the sound of that! Soft tides rolling up onto the base of Joshua Trees and Cholla Cactus would be quite a sight to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Heyyall - it could be worse, you could be working 10 hour days outside, in international falls. :thumbup:

    FML

    I know you asked in another thread, but about cuyuna.... it's absolutely worth the drive from Rochester. Awesome trail system!

    International falls is a completely different world. I hear that Russia once considered sending people that didn't suffer enough in siberia

    Some friends in the cities want to make a trip there, so we might get a group together for this summer....assuming there is a summer.


    For those that care--we are having the warmest day in over a week. We are at a balmy 20 something with snow falling at a frightening rate. It'll be back below zero in 12 hours though

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    Weird winter to be sure. So cal feels like summer, and the waves have been consistently winter epic big. It's been awesome and all, but im very concerned about the comming summer fire season. San Diego is gona be a tinder box waiting for a spark to explode.

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    I live North of Atlanta and on Tuesday it was gridlocked as I am sure ya'll have seen on the news by now. The snow melted as soon as it hit the ground and turned to ice. It took me over 2 hours to drive what it normally take me 10 mins. I have a Jeep so I had no problems but a lot of other people couldn't even make home. I have never seen so much chaos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spooney2 View Post
    I live North of Atlanta and on Tuesday it was gridlocked as I am sure ya'll have seen on the news by now. The snow melted as soon as it hit the ground and turned to ice. It took me over 2 hours to drive what it normally take me 10 mins. I have a Jeep so I had no problems but a lot of other people couldn't even make home. I have never seen so much chaos.
    My father and mother in-law were driving from Tuscaloosa, AL, to Atlanta to catch a flight to come see us in Oregon. They got caught on the highway near Birmingham. They spent 24 hours in their car. Normally a three hour drive. They finally made it to Portland and are driving to our house once they sleep. As if I didn't already have enough to feel guilty about around my in-laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I heard that this high pressure system that is parked over the Western US is so strong, that Alaska is having record highs for this time of the year. That's really bad news because if the glaciers begin to melt even faster, the world as we know could change into something we have never known. I'm frightened.
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    It finally precipitated! Just a few tenths of an inch of rain here in Reno, NV, but snow in the mountains above 5-6k feet. Some resorts reported nearly a foot of snow. It's not much, but's a start. Hopefully this will attract more storms that dump even more snow and keep us skiing until June, and also giving us water through summer/fall.
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    It's drizzling here, too. Just enough to level the dust on the trails for a day or two. Not accumulating, though.

    If we're lucky, we will get a few 100,000ths of a millimeter of rain here...

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    From our local weatherman

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    So far, this is the 10th coldest winter on record in Rochester, MN (coldest since 1983-84), in 8th place for most sub-zero temperature days with 30, in 2nd place for days with measurable precipitation at 25, and in 9th place for number of days with measurable snowfall with 23. (h/t US National Weather Service La Crosse Wisconsin for putting together the rankings)
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    The ground got wet here in the past 24 hours! It's the end of the world!!!!

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    So that storm dumped nearly two feet of snow in the mountains. I went skiing today, but because there wasn't much base on some runs, all the powder scraped away and I ended up with 5-6 spots to P-tex tonight. But that's also the first time I've skied on natural snow in forever, so it was worth it!

    And it looks like another small storm is headed this way next weekend. Praise Hawg!

    Also, this shut down Florida earlier this week.

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    More bad weather on the way... Winter storm nika.

    Thanks to winter storm Maximus.

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    Eh... It's all snow here. But who nees a fatbike?
    I went out for some slippery DH runs today with a buddy!

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    We are finally starting to enter a Winter pattern here, but a dry one. The temps are expected to be seasonal right through the upcoming weekend here. It's jacket time in So Cal, at last. I like this weather for riding because you can push harder w/o overheating. Time to get out there and break some PRs.

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    Hawg, maybe of the people of LA sacrifice some virgin rabbits or something, you'll make some rain for them???
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    ^ Since I happen to have a soft place in my heart for rabbits, never use them as an example for a sacrificial life form. Otherwise, this guy comes out of hiding within me and starts causing all kinds of trouble...
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    I'm still learning about the vampire rabbit religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^ Since I happen to have a soft place in my heart for rabbits, never use them as an example for a sacrificial life form. Otherwise, this guy comes out of hiding within me and starts causing all kinds of trouble...
    Rabbits are evil, dastardly creatures of death.

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    Yes...yes, they are!

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    You know the winter has been too long when you don't even care to put shoes on to take the dog outside.


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    You know the winter has been too long when you don't even care to put shoes on to take the dog outside.


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    Our pathetic Winter here in the South West continues. I heard a report today that the snow pack is only 20% of normal in the Sierra Madre mtns (where our water comes from) for the second straight year. It looks like we will go into mandatory water rationing this year. Lovely...

    The dry weather continues here. It's unseasonably warm, and very dry. A slight increase in humidity is slowing forming, causing some minor marine layer over us but that will only last a few days and then another high pressure system moves in and we get warm and very dry AGAIN!

    I hate to say this but we need rain, ...badly.
    Yes So. Cal is in the worst drought ever on record. Scary!
    I just saw Optimus yellow Jeep on steroids. I've been driving in 4 wheel drive mode for a week. Still snowing here.
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    It was -12 f. when I left home this morning for work. The high today was 4 f. And at 5:00 pm when I left work it was -3 f. WTF someone help me...
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    It was -12 f. when I left home this morning for work. The high today was 4 f. And at 5:00 pm when I left work it was -3 f. WTF someone help me...
    I'm no help. That has been our entire 2014. I think we have been above freezing for only an hour or two this entire year, just a few days have been in the teens and 20s, and the other 30 odd days have been at or below zero. And I'm talking high temps here
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm no help. That has been our entire 2014. I think we have been above freezing for only an hour or two this entire year, just a few days have been in the teens and 20s, and the other 30 odd days have been at or below zero. And I'm talking high temps here
    I don't know how you do it Sir. This year has been way colder for longer than last year. And the year before that I was in So. Cal. So it didn't matter.
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    Today we had a heavy snowfall so the morning (and evening) commute was nasty. The good news is traffic was lighter because people stayed home; the bad news was there were countless fender benders. It seemed like people forgot how to drive in winter conditions

    I passed one guy who was stopped in a live 401 Hwy lane, standing next to his car, cleaning the ice off his whippers totally oblivious of the traffic trying to get around him ... For a second I thought I was in Russia (I wished I had a dash cam!)

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    Nice.It's gonna be -4f here tonight,with freezing-below freezing temps for at least another 7 days.With 6" of snow on the ground trails probably won't be rideable for another 3 weeks.

    I really do need to stop procrastinating and get a trainer.

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    Welp, back to Spring-like weather here in the SW for the next week or so...

    At least Nor Cal and the High Sierras are finally getting what they/we need. Heck Nor Cal got major flooded the past few days. I heard a lake up that way went up 18' over the past 4 days!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Welp, back to Spring-like weather here in the SW for the next week or so...

    At least Nor Cal and the High Sierras are finally getting what they/we need. Heck Nor Cal got major flooded the past few days. I heard a lake up that way went up 18' over the past 4 days!!!
    I was happy to see that at least Nor Cal got some precip. Are there any long range forecasts that might hint at when the drought in your parts might finally end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I was happy to see that at least Nor Cal got some precip. Are there any long range forecasts that might hint at when the drought in your parts might finally end?
    It's still not looking good. We are just too far South of the low pressure systems because of the highs that keep them away from here. After next weekend, there is a slight chance for some precip.

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    I just saw an article that mentioned that that old high-pressure ridge that was blocking all those storms might be re-forming. Hopefully it doesn't do that.

    As for that storm that just came through, it was great. It didn't do much in terms of long-term drought, but it still helped a bit. And all the snow that came down was wet and heavy, so it'll last for a while and give us some semblance of snow-pack in the mountains.

    But on the skiing side, all that wet, heavy snow came down on the foot of light powder that fell last weekend, so there were a few small slides that made it harder for the local ski resort to open more terrain. It makes a good base though, so I'll take that over powder without base any day. Last weekend's powder was fun, but my skis took a serious beating when they broke through and hit the rocks near the surface. And I was mostly in-bounds too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I was happy to see that at least Nor Cal got some precip. Are there any long range forecasts that might hint at when the drought in your parts might finally end?
    3+ years without enough precipitation, who knows? The rest of the country is getting pounded by this winter. Even when we finally get back up to normal reservoir levels, hopefully we see some better water management by all.
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    For the local weather dude ... yesterday
    Today is the 39th sub-zero day this winter in Rochester, MN. Since 1885-86, only 7 other winters have had more sub-zero days through February 9th than this winter. Those are:

    1976-77: 49
    1978-79: 45
    1886-87: 45
    1917-18: 43
    1977-78: 42
    1892-93: 42
    1916-17: 40

    For an entire winter season, only 12 other winters have had more sub-zero days than where we're at as of today.
    Today added another subzero day. Tomorrow will add another one. We could be to the top five winters of all time. The funny thing is that -10F is starting to feel normal. People don't even seem to be complaining any more. Just an average day.

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    Odd how you eventually acclimate. There comes a point during the Summer here when I no longer feel hot on hot days. Then we get a cool day (70's or 80's) and I'm freezing.

    I've been wearing shorts and t-shirts all Winter long here this season. People are looking at me funny.

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    I am loving the North East snow right now. Literally laying on the ground by the fire wishing for more. 18 inches on the ground now and still snowing!! Beer in hand, fire at foot, loving it.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    I am loving the North East snow right now. Literally laying on the ground by the fire wishing for more. 18 inches on the ground now and still snowing!! Beer in hand, fire at foot, loving it.....
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    ^ No fuzzy slippers tonight. Gor Tex, Rocky, 1000gm insulate Bear Claw boots mixed with some Smartwool socks...mmmm,,, feet are toasty just like the fire.
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    For the local weather dude ... yesterday

    Today added another subzero day. Tomorrow will add another one. We could be to the top five winters of all time. The funny thing is that -10F is starting to feel normal. People don't even seem to be complaining any more. Just an average day.
    Isn't it nuts that we look forward to forecasts like this?



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    ^ I could never understand ice fishing. Many of my family members and friends ice fish and love it. I do not have the patience to sit above a hole in the ice, freezing cold with a tiny rod. haha.. Good luck on your next outing! Also, stop on by Randyboys Hookup Thread with some pics of the fish!
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    ^ I could never understand ice fishing. Many of my family members and friends ice fish and love it. I do not have the patience to sit above a hole in the ice, freezing cold with a tiny rod. haha.. Good luck on your next outing! Also, stop on by Randyboys Hookup Thread with some pics of the fish!
    You gotta have a house and a good propane heater for it to be any fun most days around here. Also it helps to have good electronics to get you on the fish, the cold doesn't bother you as much if you're catching fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    You gotta have a house and a good propane heater for it to be any fun most days around here. Also it helps to have good electronics to get you on the fish, the cold doesn't bother you as much if you're catching fish!
    I hear ya there. If your catching them nothing really matters.
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    Ive only ice fished from a bucket. It wasn't luxurious and the limp fish coming felt strange, but it was still fun catching fish. A hut and a comfortable chair would make it a better experience than watching sports on TV.
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    My week is looking up. The first blizzard of the winter could happen here.

    Blizzard Watch
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
    413 AM CST TUE FEB 18 2014

    ...WINTER STORM POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

    .CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING THAT THE AREA COULD SEE DANGEROUS WINTER
    WEATHER THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY ON
    THE PLACEMENT OF HEAVY SNOW AND PRECIPITATION TYPE...BUT IT
    APPEARS SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 8 INCHES...A WINTRY MIX IN SOME
    AREAS...AND WINDS GUSTING FROM 25 TO 45 MPH COULD ACCOMPANY THIS
    STORM. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WOULD ADD TO THE HAZARDS WITH
    THIS STORM...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
    NORTHEAST IOWA WHERE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD DEVELOP.

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    One week later and we still have 3-4 inches of choppy ice on the road surfaces. It has been too cold for the the deicing compounds to work.

    This was taken this morning to celebrate our 47th below zero day this winter. We only have a couple more needed to have this be the coldest winter in MN history.

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    We are in for some big time rain here starting tonight with showers. The big stuff comes sometime later on Friday and bugs us right through the weekend. I'm scared.

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    I'm starting to think mother nature has drawn a bull's eye on Rochester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm starting to think mother nature has drawn a bull's eye on Rochester.

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    Looks like Rochester is suffering from a case of Pink Eye.

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    Looks more like a blue ball to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm starting to think mother nature has drawn a bull's eye on Rochester.
    Same with the western part of the country, but it's the opposite kind of weather that mother nature is aiming over here.
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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    It rained today. We are coping.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Looks like we are going to make the turn towards spring in March
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Looks like we are going to make the turn towards spring in March
    I'm not getting my hopes up. It seems like the temps are supposed to warm up every time I check the long term forecast, but they never do

    -29 air temp this morning in International Falls, without wind chill

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    ^ I should have added a to my post. I think we are going to be chiseling ice for many weeks to come.
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    The meteorological winter (Dec 1 - Feb 28) just ended, so the paper is reporting on the stats for Rochester, MN.

    Fifth coldest winter on record: The mean temperature (highs, lows and everything in between) was 8.8F. The coldest was '78 - '79 with a mean of 5.6F, followed by 5.9 (1886 - 1887), 8.1 ('35 - '36), 8.7 ('77-'78). In my books, I declaring places 3-5 a tie and saying this winter was tied for third coldest.

    We had 47 days with temperatures below 0F. That's more than 50% of the days 47 days below zero was only good enough to reach 7th all time. First place, however, was only 52 days, so again, I'm calling a tie.

    We had 31 days with measurable snow fall. That ranks in for 10th place all time.

    The Mississippi is still frozen solid just south of the twin cities. The DNR drilled to try to find the depth. They made it 30" deep and needed to stop since their auger didn't go any deeper. I'm going with it is frozen all the way to China. They are worried the river may not open back up for some time.

    Better yet, it is not until Friday that they predict a single temperature near the freezing mark.

    We haven't declared defeat but we have decided that we will go to the deep south for spring break at the end of the month. I suspect I will have a hard time getting my wife back in the car if there is still snow on the ground here.

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    OMG! we have a scary lightning icon today! Not sure what to do with my self....

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    The meteorological winter (Dec 1 - Feb 28) just ended, so the paper is reporting on the stats for Rochester, MN.

    Fifth coldest winter on record: The mean temperature (highs, lows and everything in between) was 8.8F. The coldest was '78 - '79 with a mean of 5.6F, followed by 5.9 (1886 - 1887), 8.1 ('35 - '36), 8.7 ('77-'78). In my books, I declaring places 3-5 a tie and saying this winter was tied for third coldest.

    We had 47 days with temperatures below 0F. That's more than 50% of the days 47 days below zero was only good enough to reach 7th all time. First place, however, was only 52 days, so again, I'm calling a tie.

    We had 31 days with measurable snow fall. That ranks in for 10th place all time.

    The Mississippi is still frozen solid just south of the twin cities. The DNR drilled to try to find the depth. They made it 30" deep and needed to stop since their auger didn't go any deeper. I'm going with it is frozen all the way to China. They are worried the river may not open back up for some time.

    Better yet, it is not until Friday that they predict a single temperature near the freezing mark.

    We haven't declared defeat but we have decided that we will go to the deep south for spring break at the end of the month. I suspect I will have a hard time getting my wife back in the car if there is still snow on the ground here.
    I've heard from some reliable sources that Spring Break spent in Phoenix, AZ can be really, really nice. All kinds of things to do to keep the entire family entertained and the weather is delightful...from what I hear...

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    Interesting idea. We will definitely have to do that some time.
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    OK, it is and has been coming down in buckets for a while now. It's easily the 1"-2" an hour stuff now. Thunder, lightning, it's all here and now.

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    ^ UPDATE:

    They weren't kidding when they predicted up to 8" of rain from this storm here in the foothills where I live. I'm sure that we have received 6"+ at this point and there's more nasty stuff on the way through again.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Anybody started an ark yet?

    I hope you stay high and dry.
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    Damn Hawg... It hit us hard yesterday and last night, but today has been mostly scattered showers. Keep expecting whats hitting you to drift south but it hasnt yet today. We will see what the evening brings...

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