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hmaria1609

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 12, 2022, 08:41:57 AM »
7 degrees F last night.

Water dripping in faucets.

Raised the thermostat a bit.

Then back to bed.

Warm there.

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I saw the temps in my alma mater town for the week on my iPhone last night.  Here's a virtual hot chocolate!  :)

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #121 on: January 12, 2022, 10:45:07 AM »
Merci bien!!!

I had one for breakfast, but that's definitely the right idea for lunch as well.

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #122 on: January 13, 2022, 04:53:47 AM »
Freezing rain, ice, and/or snow are forecast for north central NC this Sunday--but possibly starting Saturday and extending into Monday morning--to a depth of 5 to 8 inches. Or at least that's what weather.com says at the moment.

I fully expect area grocery store shelves to be emptied of milk, eggs, bread, cheese, and butter in the next few days.

(Roughly paraphrasing a comedian whose name I cannot remember: "What do they expect to make, when they're out of power? French toast?" Yep, peanut butter and crackers would be a much better choice. But hey, what do you expect from people who don't see much frozen precipitation their entire lives?)

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #123 on: January 13, 2022, 07:08:42 AM »
High of 70 today, after a chilly morning.  Supposed to drop back to a sort of normal level in the next few days.  Just as well that I've finished my big batch of chili.
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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2022, 07:11:06 AM »
Odd what a month's habituation will do.

It's warmer now...as in....

    ...We're 5 degrees above freezing...

Whee!!

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2022, 10:09:51 AM »

(Roughly paraphrasing a comedian whose name I cannot remember: "What do they expect to make, when they're out of power? French toast?" Yep, peanut butter and crackers would be a much better choice. But hey, what do you expect from people who don't see much frozen precipitation their entire lives?)
If they have gas stoves and matches, anything they like. This is why I won’t live in an all-electric house. Some people are pretty good with a barbecue, too.

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2022, 12:48:28 PM »

(Roughly paraphrasing a comedian whose name I cannot remember: "What do they expect to make, when they're out of power? French toast?" Yep, peanut butter and crackers would be a much better choice. But hey, what do you expect from people who don't see much frozen precipitation their entire lives?)
If they have gas stoves and matches, anything they like. This is why I won’t live in an all-electric house. Some people are pretty good with a barbecue, too.

Just because some of us live in places where snow and ice are rare doesn't mean we're complete idiots about it when it happens.
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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2022, 07:45:14 PM »
Got some snowfall here in the metro DC area this afternoon:
https://wtop.com/weather-news/2022/01/dc-area-expecting-snow-storms-ice-sunday-afternoon/
Scroll past ad breaks to read full article.

It was slow going on my way home from the library--we closed early. I pulled off to the side of the interstate to clear off my windshield a few times.
I've already shoveled the driveway and sidewalks. I heard snowblowers further down the street. Now it's raining.

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2022, 07:35:12 AM »
Windy. Very windy....

Going to sleep, last night, I was several times re-awakened just as I was about to drop off by a garbage can banging against the neighbor's porch, or something scudding along the street, or heavy rain for a few moments, then silence.

Should have recorded all the sounds, it would have made a great thriller intro sound track.

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2022, 07:27:59 PM »
Light snow forecasted for tomorrow's morning commute:
https://wtop.com/weather-news/2022/01/snow-could-impact-dc-regions-thursday-morning-commute/
I'm not working tomorrow so I'll be sleeping when it happens.  :)

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #130 on: January 19, 2022, 08:46:55 PM »
Our weather forecasts these past 3 weeks have looked like sine waves of seasonable temps followed by cold/rain/snow then really cold-for-us, then seasonable with everything melting, and on and on. Currently waiting for the next installment of 1-3 inches of snow. Hiked in local bogs with 13* temps and gorgeous grey winter light on red cranberry plants and ice the other day (nothing like the lows Mamselle reports though).



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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #131 on: January 28, 2022, 06:58:35 PM »
Seeing light snow outside at the moment. (We had snow showers start in the early afternoon) Although there's a winter weather advisory for the region, it's a state of emergency for MD and VA:
https://wtop.com/weather-news/2022/01/winter-weather-advisories-start-friday-afternoon-across-dc-area/
To our forum members further to the north, stay safe and warm!

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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #132 on: January 31, 2022, 07:23:42 AM »
After a week or two of chilly days, we are rocketing back up into the 70s.  Fortunately the extended forecast calls for more normal seasonal temperatures by the latter part of this week.  Maybe we can manage not to have to start mowing before the end of February.
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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #133 on: January 31, 2022, 07:43:15 PM »
I went through the car wash at a local gas station on the way home. I wanted to get my car and undercarriage clean from all the salt treatment on the roads!

To those further up north, hope you made it through this weekend's nor'easter all right! My cousin in MA texted me pix--quite a dumping! And thankful not to lose power.
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Re: Winter Thread
« Reply #134 on: February 01, 2022, 08:11:49 AM »
Still have the faucets dripping, since we've been below freezing for the past week (I do collect the water).

This afternoon it might get up to 34 degrees!

Trying to decide if that's warm enough to turn off the drips for a bit...at least until nightfall...

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