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Old 02-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #1156
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:36 PM   #1157
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Crazy warm here, and rain to come tonight. Only two weeks ago we had blizzard conditions. Now flies are hatching and the parsley and cilantro are coming up.
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:57 AM   #1158
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too much rain...
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:55 AM   #1159
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Got a "Klondike Derby" scout event this weekend. It's gonna be super muddy. We put wheels on the sled, but I think they might sink to their axles. They only have about 5 inches of clearance. Our budget didn't allow bigger wheels.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:15 AM   #1160
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Have you ever wondered what other places on Earth have a climate, similar to your home town? Now you can find out. You will be surprised to discover that there are cities thousands miles apart, yet with almost identical average monthly temperatures.
Codeminders have crunched recently published meteorological data, accumulated over a period of more than 100 years from 4000+ weather stations around the world and built this page.

Start by clicking on red marker on the map on the right corresponding to weather station closest to your home city.
It's a typical Google map you can zoom and push around.
Here's a couple examples...
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:38 PM   #1161
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I want 75 degrees and low humidity year 'round.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:11 AM   #1162
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Storm Katie came steaming up the SW Approaches and into the English Channel last night.
Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent, took a battering with a gust of 105mph being recorded on the Isle of Wight, and just a few miles south of London 62mph winds were logged.
We have a conifer at the bottom of the back garden which grew from a Christmas tree planted by previous occupiers in the 1960s, and is now well over 50ft tall.
I understand that they have a lifespan of about forty years so it's living on borrowed time. In high winds I just look the other way.
On the other hand, if it flexes with the wind, there might not be too much to worry about.
Just before 0800 we had fairly heavy snow for about twenty minutes but it didn't settle.
I took the visiting Labradog out shortly after and it was bitingly cold. (The weather, not the dog)
Nothing that a hot shower and a mug of tea couldn't put right.
I suppose this sort of weather was on the cards given that we switched to British Summer Time yesterday.
Oh, well...
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:40 AM   #1163
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In high winds I just look the other way.
On the other hand, if it flexes with the wind, there might not be too much to worry about.

♪ ♫There's a tree out in the backyard♪ ♫
♪ ♫That never has been broken by the wind♪ ♫
♪ ♫And the reason it's still standing♪ ♫
♪ ♫It was strong enough to bend♪ ♫
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:34 AM   #1164
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Thanks, Mr G.

The tempest has abated and the tree survives to worry me another day.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:48 AM   #1165
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We were rooting for it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:03 PM   #1166
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Leave it be Toad.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:48 AM   #1167
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It's still snowing, but feebly. I guess it's time to put Rosebud away.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:54 PM   #1168
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Helicopter reporter Jerry Ferguson took these pics of a microburst over Phoenix, Arizona Monday night:

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And there's video:



The video is better embiggened.

Awesome, awesome pics and video.

A little bit more info here.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:07 PM   #1169
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The Eath's immune system is working to eliminate us.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #1170
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The Eath's immune system is working to eliminate us.
Not to mention our political system.
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