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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:53 am

A beautiful couple of pictures. What incredible colours! Is that unadorned reality, Len?

Indeed, I admire the hardiness of people who endure cold winters, though this week is something out of the ordinary in the US. I think myself hard done by in winter if it drops to 10C (50F). But the trade off is February when we top 100F several days every year, and I hate the heat, being a well-padded gentleman. Actually, 77F is about perfect for me.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:30 am

barney wrote:A beautiful couple of pictures. What incredible colours! Is that unadorned reality, Len?...Actually, 77F is about perfect for me.
Barney yes those colors are unadorned--the frogs colors are just amazing--it's amazing what Mother Nature has provided for us on the color front between the frogs, the fish, the birds and of course the garden and natural plants! For me I'd like the temperature at about 72 but 77 is sure okay too--especially in light of what's been happening here this week. :)


In my garden forum someone produced these photos of tree bark--we have some lovely trees with great bark but nothing like this tree! Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:41 am

Astounding! What causes that? Is it some sort of fungus, or natural wear and tear on the bark?

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:20 am

barney wrote:Astounding! What causes that? Is it some sort of fungus, or natural wear and tear on the bark?
Barney I'm not sure but found some info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_deglupta Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:53 pm

well, we consider ourself the home of eucalypts in Australia, but I never heard of the rainbow eucalypt. Just shows that even at my age you can live and learn.

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:48 am

serves me right for rejoicing in our perfrect 77. Today was the first of four days in a row tipped to reach 110 (43). It's not nice.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:30 am

barney wrote:serves me right for rejoicing in our perfrect 77. Today was the first of four days in a row tipped to reach 110 (43). It's not nice.
4 days--that's awful--we've never had a day where the temp got that high--not even 1! One July we had 102° (1966). Have there been many brownouts as a result of increased air conditioning?

Found this:

" New York City - 106

The hottest temperature ever recorded in New York City is 106 degrees, which occurred on July 9, 1936 in Central Park. Temperature records have been kept in New York City since 1870.

The temperature hit 104 degrees on July 22, 2011 in Central Park in New York, which is tied for the second hottest temperature ever in New York."

http://voices.yahoo.com/all-time-record ... 53635.html

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:01 pm

That's pretty hot. Right now, as I type it is 100 here, rising to about 108 mid-afternoon. The hottest day I've had in Melbourne, which is also our record, is 116 degrees two years ago.

Yes, some suburbs have lost power mostly because fuses melted. So far, touch wood, not us. We have air con in 3 rooms, and are using two of them. The third, down the other end of the house, we are not using until tomorrow when my nephew, his wife and son arrive from Vietnam. At least in Melbourne we know there will be several days over 100 every summer, and can be ready.

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Re: The Weather

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:25 pm

barney wrote:That's pretty hot. Right now, as I type it is 100 here, rising to about 108 mid-afternoon. The hottest day I've had in Melbourne, which is also our record, is 116 degrees two years ago.

Yes, some suburbs have lost power mostly because fuses melted. So far, touch wood, not us. We have air con in 3 rooms, and are using two of them. The third, down the other end of the house, we are not using until tomorrow when my nephew, his wife and son arrive from Vietnam. At least in Melbourne we know there will be several days over 100 every summer, and can be ready.
If they're coming from Vietnam, they may not notice the difference and even prefer to be put up in a non-air-conditioned room. :?

I am not a hot-weather person, and when I lived in Maryland, which does not look too far south on a map but which has mightily hot and humid summers, I turned the AC on in April and let the thermostat do the work until October. The school I taught at had no AC and I suffered through every September and May-June. I didn't move to a remote northerly location and forsake the pleasures of living in a cultured urban/suburban environment to keep cool, but it certainly is a plus.

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Re: The Weather

Post by piston » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:50 pm

So, we got one of them ice storms, during the holiday season, and ice built up to a significant extent, so much so that I had to get on the roof. Now that was a dangerous work environment! I realized that I could easily just slide down that very thick crust and worked diligently to generate a foot space from which I proceeded to gradually clear the roof of large and heavy pieces of ice.

Since then, we have had rain, rain, rain. The "polar vortex" turned into a New Jersey or Maryland weather pattern. Mud season in Maine in the middle of January.

Who knows what is to come! Perhaps I'll go fishing this week end....

N.B. What's up with all those bursting pipes in the Southeast?!!
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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:45 am

barney wrote:That's pretty hot. Right now, as I type it is 100 here, rising to about 108 mid-afternoon. The hottest day I've had in Melbourne, which is also our record, is 116 degrees two years ago.
Barney on the nightly news yesterday we saw where a tennis tournament somewhere in Australia had players and a ball boy near collapse from the heat--we're so glad our house here has central air! Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:55 pm

lennygoran wrote:
barney wrote:That's pretty hot. Right now, as I type it is 100 here, rising to about 108 mid-afternoon. The hottest day I've had in Melbourne, which is also our record, is 116 degrees two years ago.
Barney on the nightly news yesterday we saw where a tennis tournament somewhere in Australia had players and a ball boy near collapse from the heat--we're so glad our house here has central air! Regards, Len
Yep, that's Melbourne and the Australian Open - one of the world's big 4 tournaments along with Wimbledon, the US Open and French Open. Temperatures courtside can be in the 50s (more than 120F). Appalling! Today is the fourth day in a row over 105F, and the nights are not cooling down. In Melbourne, we are told, there will be hundreds and hundreds of extra deaths because of heat stress, mostly among the elderly and those with medical conditions (who may not have airconditioning). Cool change coming tonight, in about 12 hours, when the temperature may drop to 85 in half an hour. Can't wait.

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
barney wrote:That's pretty hot. Right now, as I type it is 100 here, rising to about 108 mid-afternoon. The hottest day I've had in Melbourne, which is also our record, is 116 degrees two years ago.

Yes, some suburbs have lost power mostly because fuses melted. So far, touch wood, not us. We have air con in 3 rooms, and are using two of them. The third, down the other end of the house, we are not using until tomorrow when my nephew, his wife and son arrive from Vietnam. At least in Melbourne we know there will be several days over 100 every summer, and can be ready.
If they're coming from Vietnam, they may not notice the difference and even prefer to be put up in a non-air-conditioned room. :?

I am not a hot-weather person, and when I lived in Maryland, which does not look too far south on a map but which has mightily hot and humid summers, I turned the AC on in April and let the thermostat do the work until October. The school I taught at had no AC and I suffered through every September and May-June. I didn't move to a remote northerly location and forsake the pleasures of living in a cultured urban/suburban environment to keep cool, but it certainly is a plus.
We asked that, but they wanted the airconditioning, with alacrity! Here right now it is a very dry heat, with a hideous north wind that makes you feel you are inside a fan-forced oven. Vietnam, of course, is tropically humid. Because I hate the heat and whinge about it, I never complain about the cold - but then, by your standards, we never have it.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:07 pm

barney wrote: Yep, that's Melbourne and the Australian Open - one of the world's big 4 tournaments along with Wimbledon, the US Open and French Open. Temperatures courtside can be in the 50s (more than 120F). Appalling!
Barney I didn't realize how important that Australian Open is--conditions sounded inhuman. Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:08 pm

lennygoran wrote:
barney wrote: Yep, that's Melbourne and the Australian Open - one of the world's big 4 tournaments along with Wimbledon, the US Open and French Open. Temperatures courtside can be in the 50s (more than 120F). Appalling!
Barney I didn't realize how important that Australian Open is--conditions sounded inhuman. Regards, Len
You wouldn't catch me there! They are now talking about moving it in the calendar, in the belief that these conditions, or at least really hot conditions, are likely to occur more often. But while this is a record the weather has been over 100 very frequently on one or more days of the tournament in the past. Was it JohnF who accurately observed that when it's cold you can put more clothes on but when it's hot eventually you have to stop taking them off. For civilisation's sake, in my case that point should be well before the final disrobing.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:02 am

barney wrote:
You wouldn't catch me there!
Barney same for me! Sue and I are very careful when it comes to gardening when it gets too hot--maybe in the early morning or a little something at dusk when it's really hot--above 85 degrees is about our tolerance. We love to plant in the spring and then a briefer fall season but in general planting in the summer is out for us. WE concentrate on maintenance, weeding and of course mowing but it isn't easy. Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Very sensible. Also, and northern hemisphere people may not know this, but the hole in the ozone layer is very bad over southern Australia, such that even one dose of sunburn could possibly lead to a melanoma. Skin cancers are a terrible problem here. I always cover up in the sun.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:42 am

barney wrote:Very sensible. Also, and northern hemisphere people may not know this, but the hole in the ozone layer is very bad over southern Australia, such that even one dose of sunburn could possibly lead to a melanoma. Skin cancers are a terrible problem here. I always cover up in the sun.
Barney well the sun and heat are no problem today--the polar vortex has returned--freezing temps and what will probably be 5 to 8 inches for us and even more for NYC. Regards, Len :(

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Re: The Weather

Post by piston » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 pm

Southcentral Alaska's off-kilter winter continued Thursday and showed no signs of letting up anytime soon, with above-freezing temperatures destabilizing snow packs and cancelling sled dog races and classes.

The thermometer hit 48 degrees in Anchorage, tying it with 1977 for the record high for Jan. 23.

Southerly winds shooting straight into Southcentral Alaska from the Gulf of Alaska are responsible for unseasonably warm temperatures across much of the state for at least a week.

"This is a very unusual pattern," said Jason Ahsenmacher, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. "Some people are happy, some people aren't."

In Fairbanks, where the average high for the date was 1 degree above zero, the high Thursday was 34. Pounding rain replaced snowfall. Iced-over surfaces tangled traffic and briefly closed the Fairbanks International Airport.

Temperatures in Southcentral may cool down by midweek next week. But Ahsenmacher was careful to note that cooler weather will still be warmer than normal.

"I think that the big story is that even as we do cool down, it's not going to be a significant cool down," he said. "The big story is I don't see any big, wintry threats through next weekend."

But the Anchorage area should dry out by next week, he said.

This week, things have just been wet -- and icy. The out-of-season melt pooled water and mud on local roads.

The Matanuska-Sustina Borough School District closed some schools Thursday because of slushy condition. Traffic was rerouted from roads with standing water.

Denali National Park and Preserve closed the 1980 park additions north of the Alaska Range to snowmachiners Thursday until more snow falls.

Organizers cancelled the Northern Lights 300 dog sled race scheduled to start Friday in Big Lake. More than 50 mushers were signed up to travel the 300-mile route out to Finger Lake and back. The planning was nearly complete and 150 bales of hay, along with food, were transported to the turnaround, said Sue Allen, race manager.

Deteriorating weather and melting ice on route waterways compromised the annual event that's a qualifier for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

"It's more of a hassle to undo than it is to do," Allen said. "And it certainly isn't as fun to undo."

High temperatures in a few cities not as hot as Anchorage Thursday:

Abilene, TX -- 34 degrees

Albany, NY -- 16 degrees

Charleston, SC -- 47 degrees

Chicago -- 10 degrees

Cincinnati -- 8 degrees

Baltimore, MD -- 24 degrees

Billings, Montana -- 27 degrees

Boise, Idaho -- 30 degrees

Boston -- 22 degrees

New York City -- 19 degrees

Pittsburgh -- 13 degrees

Washington, D.C. -- 28 degrees

(Anchorage's temperature peaked like Savannah, GA at 48 degrees )

Information from: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2014/01/23/3287916/s ... rylink=cpy
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Re: The Weather

Post by Cosima___J » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:48 am

Even here in Georgia, the temperatures have been dipping down into the teens overnight. Brrrrrr! To this Georgia Girl, that feels like the North Pole (even though I'm an Illinois transplant).

Go Away Polar Vortex !!!

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Re: The Weather

Post by piston » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:56 pm

That's how it looks for much of January 2014:
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Re: The Weather

Post by rwetmore » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:01 am

Cosima___J wrote:Even here in Georgia, the temperatures have been dipping down into the teens overnight. Brrrrrr! To this Georgia Girl, that feels like the North Pole (even though I'm an Illinois transplant).

Go Away Polar Vortex !!!
Yes, I'm looking forward to the end of this 'polar vortex' and a return to more normal temperatures hopefully soon, though it looks like this cold will continue well into next week. I work outside, so this really sucks that much more for me.
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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:38 am

rwetmore wrote: I work outside, so this really sucks that much more for me.
Tuesday 14 for a high and zero for the low--I hate it! Regards, Len [gardener] :(

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Re: The Weather

Post by rwetmore » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:35 pm

I find that anything below 20F for a high is just brutal. I don't know how they can take it up in Canada and the northern US where I guess that's fairly normal this time of year. Perhaps the body adjusts with time after living in such a climate. BTW, IMO, Northwest Jersey has one of the best and most balanced climates anywhere, where you get equal division of 4 seasons and in the summer it cools off at night quite nicely (at least it did where I grew up in Long Valley).
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Re: The Weather

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:44 pm

rwetmore wrote:I find that anything below 20F for a high is just brutal. I don't know how they can take it up in Canada and the northern US where I guess that's fairly normal this time of year. Perhaps the body adjusts with time after living in such a climate. BTW, IMO, Northwest Jersey has one of the best and most balanced climates anywhere, where you get equal division of 4 seasons and in the summer it cools off at night quite nicely (at least it did where I grew up in Long Valley).
Now there is an interesting point of personal preference (and a refreshing opportunity to compare notes with you on the person-to-person level). I walked around (for brief periods anyway) in my shirtsleeves in Germany when it was below 40 and people were worried that I was not wearing a coat. (Europeans in general are a bit paranoid about the cold, drafts, etc.). While it may not be completely convenient to put on the get-up for zero degrees here, it means nothing to me. I'll trade that for brutal heat and humidity any day. Having, as you know, lived in New Jersey myself for four years, I don't see much difference between it and Maryland. Both have basically a humid continental climate with very warm summers. I am a rare bird up here for having a couple of window air conditioners in my house for the hot spells of summer, of which we had a doozy last year.

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Re: The Weather

Post by rwetmore » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:40 pm

jbuck919 wrote:Now there is an interesting point of personal preference (and a refreshing opportunity to compare notes with you on the person-to-person level). I walked around (for brief periods anyway) in my shirtsleeves in Germany when it was below 40 and people were worried that I was not wearing a coat. (Europeans in general are a bit paranoid about the cold, drafts, etc.). While it may not be completely convenient to put on the get-up for zero degrees here, it means nothing to me. I'll trade that for brutal heat and humidity any day.
Don't misunderstand me. I strongly dislike hot and humid too. In some ways I prefer the brutal cold to hot and humid (say 100F+)
jbuck919 wrote:Having, as you know, lived in New Jersey myself for four years, I don't see much difference between it and Maryland. Both have basically a humid continental climate with very warm summers.
I'm talking Northwest Jersey only (i.e. up in the hills and mountains). I grew up on Schooley's Mountain, which is at an elevation of about 1100 ft. The climate there is really well balanced, IMO. Not too hot in the summer, especially at night, and not too cold in the winter.
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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:14 pm

rwetmore wrote: (at least it did where I grew up in Long Valley).
Long Valley--we go through there constantly--we have a lot in common--if only you'd change your view on climate change! Regards, Len :)

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:19 pm

jbuck919 wrote: Having, as you know, lived in New Jersey myself for four years, I don't see much difference between it and Maryland. Both have basically a humid continental climate with very warm summers.
I find Maryland just enough warmer to make a real appreciable difference! Regards, Len :(

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Re: The Weather

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:41 pm

lennygoran wrote:
jbuck919 wrote: Having, as you know, lived in New Jersey myself for four years, I don't see much difference between it and Maryland. Both have basically a humid continental climate with very warm summers.
I find Maryland just enough warmer to make a real appreciable difference! Regards, Len :(
Come to think of it (also in response to Randall), I never actually spent a summer in central Jersey, so maybe I spoke out of turn. However the Mid-Hudson region, while cooler than Maryland, is still a noticeably warmer climate than up here. I can remember my sense of relief when visiting from Maryland during the summer, but it usually hit not at Cornwall when I stopped to see my father, but at the (ironically named) New Baltimore rest stop on the Thruway just south of Albany. Oh what a relief it is. ;)

I did not live in a traditional dorm at Princeton, none of which had or allowed air conditioning, but in a proto-residential college called the Princeton Inn, which had been converted (barely) from a dilapidated hotel/motel. Even then only the rooms in the newer section, which I only lived in during my sophomore year, had AC. Since then Princeton has converted entirely to the residential college model used by Harvard and Yale (and which university president Woodrow Wilson wanted them to adopt nearly a century earlier), and I wonder how if at all they have upgraded things in terms of air conditioning.

I did spend a summer in New Haven as a grad student, when there was an epic heat wave and I had no AC in the Hall of Graduate Studies where I had been allowed to keep my dorm room. I also had a job with the History Department which had an office in another wing of the same building. You weren't supposed to do this, but I figured out how to get from one location to the other through the basement. After a couple of sleepless nights, I took a portable cot through that corridor and slept in the office with the AC on, getting up in time not to be noticed in the morning. If they had found me there, I probably would have been fired and physically ejected from the campus.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:22 am

jbuck919 wrote:However the Mid-Hudson region, while cooler than Maryland, is still a noticeably warmer climate than up here. I can remember my sense of relief when visiting from Maryland during the summer, but it usually hit not at Cornwall when I stopped to see my father, but at the (ironically named) New Baltimore rest stop on the Thruway just south of Albany. Oh what a relief it is. ;)
As you know we usually find ourselves up around Albany during the summer at least once and I agree--in general it will be cooler than down in NYC or the areas around Newark NJ, etc. Growing up in Brooklyn the family and neighbors would head up to the Catskills for a little relief from some of NYC's horrendous heat waves! Sue and I have progressed with air conditioning--I started with none and she with just a window a/c--in Maplewood we had about 5 window units--now we have central air--definitely the best!!! Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by barney » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:56 am

108 F here yesterday, Len, and back up to that at the weekend.

I had an English boss who moved to Sydney in the 1960s, arriving in June (early winter in Australia). As the temperature was about 19 (66), they put on their bathers and headed down to the beach. On the way they met an Australian family swathed in duffel coats and scarves. Apparently both families halted in mutual amazement and stared at each other!

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:30 am

barney wrote:108 F here yesterday, Len, and back up to that at the weekend.
Barney we had another batch of cold weather so far this week--7 degrees out here right now. However the really freezing weather looks like it is slowly retreating to temps at least in the 30's--that'll be nice! Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by Cosima___J » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:05 am

We got SNOW overnight. And not just a dusting of the white stuff. Some real snow. Since we here in the south don't know how to deal with that, there are lots of school closings and cancellations of meetings etc. You northern types would probably laugh.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Cosima___J » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:08 am

A little off-topic, but I noticed that Len's location is listed as New York City. Len, I thought you lived in New Jersey?????

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:14 am

Cosima___J wrote:We got SNOW overnight. And not just a dusting of the white stuff. Some real snow. Since we here in the south don't know how to deal with that, there are lots of school closings and cancellations of meetings etc. You northern types would probably laugh.
Cosi the news today showed a pretty bad situation in Atlanta--kids stranded over night in schools--they should have closed things earlier if they weren't prepared for this storm--there was plenty of warning! Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:15 am

Cosima___J wrote:A little off-topic, but I noticed that Len's location is listed as New York City. Len, I thought you lived in New Jersey?????
Yeah I live in NJ but my music is in NYC! Regards, Len :)

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Re: The Weather

Post by Cosima___J » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm

The local weatherman has predicted 1 to 1.25 inches accumulation of ice here!!!!!!

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Re: The Weather

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:43 pm

Cosima___J wrote:The local weatherman has predicted 1 to 1.25 inches accumulation of ice here!!!!!!
No joking, that's very worrisome. Good luck weathering it (and the aftermath of power failures).

My sister in Vermont, where they've had less snow than here (or down south) says that the local ski resorts aren't doing any business because they can't make snow. Their water sources are all frozen up.

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 pm

jbuck919 wrote: My sister in Vermont, where they've had less snow than here (or down south) says that the local ski resorts aren't doing any business because they can't make snow. Their water sources are all frozen up.
Those Vermont ski resorts are welcome to come to take my snow--especially since it now looks like we'll be getting at least another 6 inches and maybe more. Regards, Len :(

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Re: The Weather

Post by Cosima___J » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:32 pm

Len, you have my sympathies. We're in for another night of freezing rain, according to the Weather Chanel online. This is just about more than this Georgia girl can take! I need to be outside --- preferably in the sun. Scarcely a car has driven down our street. The mailman hasn't come. Everything has been cancelled.

I'm going to cheer myself up by going online and buying some of my favorite Juicy Couture fragrance.
Guys, Valentines Day is just around the corner. If you want to make your lady really happy, get her some "Viva La Juicy" by Juicy Couture. Mmmmmmm. Delicious!

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Re: The Weather

Post by lennygoran » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:01 pm

Cosima___J wrote:Len, you have my sympathies. We're in for another night of freezing rain, according to the Weather Chanel online. This is just about more than this Georgia girl can take! I need to be outside --- preferably in the sun.
Cosi thanks but it looks like you need my sympathy more that I need yours--these Georgia icing power driving problems sound just awful--stay safe! The way they handled the Atlanta problems from Leon 2 weeks ago sound just terrible. Regards, Len

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Re: The Weather

Post by piston » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:11 pm

It's getting late for us guys, Cosi, to order something special for our loved ones. And it's a winter storm here,tomorrow, the 13th, probably the same storm you Georgians have just been exposed to.

It was nice to hear that some GA. kids were having fun on the ice, as I listened to the news today. The critical element in extreme weather event, as always, is power: you lose it and your life suddenly takes a significant turn. You lose it for four days, in the midst of freezing temps, and then you realize how ill prepared we all are for our families without electricity.

So, I guess, I'm back with my earlier idea of replacing our overhead electric lines with underground ones. Extreme weather is here to stay. It's up to us to do something about it and I don't mean by that to human-engineer a response to climate change, an idea which is bound to greatly appeal to that whole group that has set us back, in what we could have done five years ago, of climate-change deniers.

In fact, I believe that's where our great climate-change denial "scientific" minds are going next: to engineer some kind of prophylactic answer to climate change, without actually knowing anything about the long-term consequences of their proposed intervention.

We could have begun responding so much earlier but the likes of rwetmore, and he is certainly not alone, have produced enough doubt to lead to complete inaction, including US inaction in places such as Texas, our most toxic, earth-altering, state in the nation. And this inaction is now leading to extreme solutions, such as experiencing with global weather so that we don't change our way of life. O Lord, have mercy on us.
In the eyes of those lovers of perfection, a work is never finished—a word that for them has no sense—but abandoned....(Paul Valéry)

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