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Old 02-17-17, 04:39 PM
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Can you believe!

Here in sunny sw Wi. it's 63 and I turned off the furnace and opened windows! Good God! It's the middle of feb.. I've lived in Wi for most of my 66+ years and do not ever recall 63 in the middle of feb.. It was a beautiful day for my 3rd ride of the year. As the others, it was a short jaunt around town. Not a long way but progress is made.
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It "only" got up to 54°F here in Northern Wisconsin, so we didn't turn off the furnace or open the windows. But I did get in a nice ride to High Cliff State Park. Lots of people still out on the ice on Lake Winnebago (sturgeon season), but at least some of them were pulling their shanties off the ice in anticipation of warm temperatures through the weekend. The campground is still snowed in and unplowed, but I imagine that won't last. Maybe I can hang some laundry outside tomorrow?
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Old 02-17-17, 05:10 PM
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this ole planet is a funny place. how many times have we heard, that was a once in a lifetime event. anyway, enjoy the good weather while it lasts. cuz we never know what's down the pike, right?
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Old 02-17-17, 07:02 PM
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Here at the "tip of the mitt" we are feeling the warmup as well. Looks like February is closing out in above freezing temps. The next 5-7 days this snowpak is going to disappear! I'm getting a road bike out tomorrow and next week.
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Old 02-17-17, 09:49 PM
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Yeah, I'm glad winter is behind us. Was a long six weeks.

It always gives me hope when the daffodils start blooming mid February.


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Nice Spring-like bike ride after work today....low 60's around 6pm. Global worming.
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I took my lightweight Rollfast Rosa across town today, even if the sign said 36F by the end of the ride I did not feel like I needed gloves or a hat...still a few tonnes of crappy black piles of soot and gravel covered ice on the roadsides and sidewalks but it was the first time I had rode anywhere in about a MONTH.


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It's headed this way and we'll see those temps on Sunday. I agree that it's unusual, but IME not totally exceptional for late Feb.

Sometime back 4 decades or so, I led a 3 day winter ride to the Poconos, where temps are typically 10 degrees or so cooler than here in NYC. We had temps like what you saw today, and ended up doing a ride through areas of melting ice and snow, wearing shorts and tee shirts. Ever since that ride, I look for warm weather for Washington's Birthday, and consider it my official start of Spring.
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Here in sunny sw Wi. it's 63 and I turned off the furnace and opened windows! Good God! It's the middle of feb.. I've lived in Wi for most of my 66+ years and do not ever recall 63 in the middle of feb.. It was a beautiful day for my 3rd ride of the year. As the others, it was a short jaunt around town. Not a long way but progress is made.
It was 39 in the morning here in Waimea, Hawai`i last week and we wished we had a furnace. By the afternoon it got up to 80 so what can I say?

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some whacky weather out West. all the rain & ppl getting pulled out of sink holes & more holes gobbling up fire trucks
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It was 39 in the morning here in Waimea, Hawai`i last week and we wished we had a furnace. By the afternoon it got up to 80 so what can I say?

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I remember noticing the lack of furnaces in the Hawaiian islands from the early 1960s, when my father flew the family to tour his boyhood haunts on Kauai and Oahu.
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Old 02-18-17, 11:00 AM
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It's alternative winter this year in Washington. I've ridden back from work in shirtsleeves several times and the studded tires have served no purpose other than giving warning to pedestrians. I expect to have them taken off soon. Sad.
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Old 02-18-17, 11:16 AM
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The downside to this weather and its to be warm all week, is that it might bring an early end to the maple syrup season. This requires warm days and cold nights (below freezing) and its only just begun!
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Its being par here in Utah...boring
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some whacky weather out West. all the rain & ppl getting pulled out of sink holes & more holes gobbling up fire trucks

Was that part of the plan to replace our aging infrastructure and equipment?
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The downside to this weather and its to be warm all week, is that it might bring an early end to the maple syrup season. This requires warm days and cold nights (below freezing) and its only just begun!

Bad for Vermont, good for jelly makers.
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