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Old 03-08-06, 07:11 PM   #1
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Anyone else here think Winter is over ...

I think we've had it for freezing temps here in the midwest (Chicago area). Anyone else concur??
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Old 03-08-06, 07:17 PM   #2
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South East Texas winter huh?
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WEll in the northeast, its been warmer. About 40-45 lately, but we are promised weather close to 60 this weekend.
I think winter will strike again...
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Old 03-08-06, 07:46 PM   #4
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YEAH ... RIGHT!!

5 Day Forecast
Issued: 4.00 PM MST Wednesday 8 March 2006

Tonight: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1C.
Thursday: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. Clearing late in the day. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 4C in the evening.
Thursday night: A few clouds. Low minus 12C.
Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 3C.
Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 13C. High minus 7C.
Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12C. High minus 8C.




I've just resigned myself to the fact that winter will NEVER be over.
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Old 03-08-06, 07:49 PM   #5
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WEll in the northeast, its been warmer. About 40-45 lately, but we are promised weather close to 60 this weekend.
I think winter will strike again...
It may indeed. in the meantime, I'll just pretend it's spring!
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Old 03-08-06, 11:42 PM   #6
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Winter is definately over for me! I went for a 2hrs ride yesterday and today also for the first time in 2006! It was -5 celsius, but I was properly protected from the cold and the sun was shining! Woooohooooooo 9 more months of cycling before winter!!
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Old 03-09-06, 01:24 AM   #7
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March and April are the months we get the most snow in Colorado. It snowed most of the day today. The pavement was warm, so it all melted, but there's a glaze on a lot of the roads, now that it's getting colder. Not too bad to keep me from biking in the morning though.
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Old 03-09-06, 02:02 AM   #8
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I think we've had it for freezing temps here in the midwest (Chicago area). Anyone else concur??
I have noticed Chicago always seems to be the opposite weather year after year. If you remember last year, it was cold until the end of April. So, I think it will get warmer earlier this year (starting now?).

This is the time of year I start dressing for the temperature I wish it was, instead of actually is.
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Old 03-09-06, 06:13 AM   #9
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I usually end up the winter season with a Fourth of July ski trip on Mount Adams, a Northwest volcano with one of the 50 classic ski descents in North America.

'winter' might be coming to a close, but the skiing's usually still good till then!

I think the Northwest will see slight amounts of lowland snow around Portland and Seattle by the weekend.

I'm going to do a bike-n-ski blitzkreig tour this month. Maybe this weekend.
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Old 03-09-06, 07:07 AM   #10
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I'm noticing some birds already coming back so I suspect it's getting close.
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No, I don't. In fact if you check the 10-day forecast for the Chicago area, there's snow forecast for next Tuesday. Nope, we're in for at least one more big blast before the end of March.
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Old 03-09-06, 01:35 PM   #12
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March will be March. Up here its 46° right now, but there's a predicted low of 18° coming up next week. I bet I have to snowblow one more time (though only had to twice this year).
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I'm siding with Machka YEAH RIGHT


It might be warm now. The next thing is a huge dumping of snow with cold temps. We won't get out of winter that easy.
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Yeah, there's a haze of green in the trees now. It's time to put away the studded tires, and leave the Winter Cycling forum for the annual migration over to touring. See everyone in the fall.
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Old 03-10-06, 03:36 PM   #15
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Just because winter seems to be over, doesn't mean that summer will arrive before mid July !

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Its just begun here in Calgary....
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Ours was over in December or before it started. Strange year, but I ain't complaining.
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Its just begun here in Calgary....

Yes ... up here in Red Deer, it just keeps getting worse and worse!! I'm really beginning to wonder about getting my March century in, and I thought that one would be a piece of cake!!
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was 70's here today.. but i wont say its over yet.. and i wont pull the studdeds for another week.. black ice threat isnt over yet.. if it keeps up like this another week.. ill start swapping gear.. i have to say i missed the cool air riding in 70 degrees today.. i like it cooler.. and i sure dont look foreward to over 80's.. let alone all the bugs and pollen 8-(
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Upper 60s yesterday and snowing this morning. Winter isn't yet ready to release it grasp. The 10day has snow until next Monday. After that I would put it better than 50% we won't see any more snow, but you never can tell.
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We got 8-12" of the white stuff yesterday. Now everything is buried in slush.

I hope that was the last of it.
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Old 03-16-06, 07:42 AM   #22
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Hmmm.. another 4-6 predicted here. The snow we've received this week probably exceeds what we've received all winter.

I love winter. I love my Lake MXZ-301's. They're super toasty.
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Not a chance in hell. It's not June yet!
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I took my studs off the other day so it CAN'T be over.
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It is STILL not over here. I'm starting to panic a bit about my March century!! I figured it would be no problem at all, but I'm actually faced with worse weather now than I was in December, January, or February.
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