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Old 03-01-14, 09:22 PM
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How's Your Weather - Floridian's need not Reply!

This is the 2nd snowiest winter on record in SE Michigan. 1880-1881 had just under 8 feet for the season. After tonight's snowfall, we will be at about 7 feet YTD, within striking distance of the all time record. Should have tested my clunker today when the roads were clear, but no sunshine!

Curious about west coast deluge?

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Old 03-01-14, 09:32 PM
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Up here we have 164" on the season and subzero the majority of nights since Christmas. I'll take any of that rain coming this way. Melt it all.
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-2 here with about a 15mph wind here in the Twin Cities. Snow is stacked up so I can't see backing out of the driveway. Looking at another half week or so before we hit double digits. On the bright side, it's been a great ski season if you don't mind the cold.

SE Michigan snow can be brutal, so I feel your pain also OJ2. 196 can get pretty sketchy if conditions are right.
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Old 03-01-14, 09:43 PM
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Here in the beautiful Twin Cities we have had a ton of snow and over 50 days of below zero temperatures. Below zero today and tomorrow. I can handle it but many can't. A lot of complaining going on. I will be doing all my riding in the basement on my trainer for a long time.
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Reporting from CA...a buddy outside of Davis had 3.2" by sundown and here in Orange County we have had 1.8" in the foothills. Nice to see clean foliage again.
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Sunny and breeze! I sincerely do hope for better weather for all of you! :-)

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post

Curious about west coast deluge?
4" or so locally, varies 3"-7" depending on the topography.
My ride into work Friday was WET. One of those stinging rain in your face kind of episodes.
Also pretty unusual as for part of the ride I had the wind directly from behind, 53x14 spun out speed. Zoom.
Luck would have it that I was riding a bike with Modern Dual Pivot brakes, that was welcome, discs would have been better though.
In the last 3+ years of commutes, I have dodged heavy rain all but twice.

Household Electric power has been unstable from time to time.
The expected areas have debris that washed into the roadways.

Rode along the beach bikepath today, big surf, but waves broke way too quickly to be any use to the surfers. Short wave length.
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Old 03-01-14, 10:39 PM
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This from my son in San Diego



Here...we are expecting 6-8 inches of sleet and snow.
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Today wasn't too bad. Got out for 45 miles on my fixie and didn't freeze any appendages off. The fields are all snow covered but the roads are clear albeit salty. Bad potholes.

I'm done with winter for now. Spring is welcome. I'm tired of the freezing cold wind in my face as I'm riding to the train station in the morning, and I'm tired of riding on busy roads because the canal towpath is under a hard pack of snow. I know this New Jersey winter is nothing by Plain States standards, and I'm really not complaining... but since you ask, meh.

8 to 14 inches of snow are predicted for Sunday night and Monday. Meh.
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Old 03-01-14, 11:47 PM
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Cool photo, are up on the Island now? Also, did you sell me the grey Schwinn Traveler two weeks ago?

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At least we won't be getting any more of those February snow storms this year. And I'm sure the ground will be completely clear of snow ... By July.
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That Mackinac Island pic brings back memories from childhood. Is it still car-free? I still want to go back and ride a bike there; that's a bucket list location for me.

It's been raining heavily here for the last four days, and since the end of January it's probably rained more days than not. I'll make the transition to WA weather in no time at this rate.

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At least we won't be getting any more of those February snow storms this year. And I'm sure the ground will be completely clear of snow ... By July.
But Rudi says another 8-14 inches manana?
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80 today. 28 forcast for Monday morning.
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s u c k t a s t i c

We are under a weather advisory now for wind chill... last night it dipped below -40 in outlying areas and we got down to -38.

The weather is supposed to start improving tomorrow but we are way off our seasonal norms.
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We've had no winter in Holland this year. We moved straight from a long fall into spring. Someone forgot to flip a switch or something.
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Low clouds and raining constantly. As gloomy as it gets. On the bright side, all snow is gone now so, when the clouds lift there will be good cycling conditions.
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We've had no winter in Holland this year. We moved straight from a long fall into spring. Someone forgot to flip a switch or something.
yes... but this sprautumn/auting makes for great riding
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Here in the NH mountains, lets just say, the Maple sap will be running late, this season. Last year it was already at full flow by now.

We are not expecting any snow out of this current system moving through the center of the USA. Which is fine, because I'm heading to sunny southern CA on Wednesday for a week of Vitamin D therapy.
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Here in the Greater Philadelphia area, i.e. The I95 corridor, we are looking at another 6-10 inches on Monday. Who knew the mid-Atlantic I95 corridor would prove to be a WINTER HELLHOLE.
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For the past month song birds have been waking me up at 6:30am....
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Our weather has been bi-polar It will go from nice 60+ to low 40's for highs with hard freezes at night. That is way out of the norm for us this time of year. I have stuff sitting under the grow lights that NEEDS to get in the garden. Typically we can start putting stuff under cold frames around Valentine's Day... but not this year, they were under 10" of snow

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Dayton OH - I am not a meteorologist - but this has got to be the worst winter I remember since '77-'78.

I got to ride my newly built Kona Kapu yesterday before the ice and white stuff clobber us.
It was a nice little 20 mile ride between Dayton and Xenia Ohio on the bike paths.
Great maiden voyage!!!
It felt great to get out.

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