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Old 01-23-12, 12:29 AM
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It's Mid January, fer heaven's sake!

and we're getting heavy thunderstorms through Central Indiana.
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Old 01-23-12, 12:43 AM
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120 kph wind gusts and an inch of rain here today, just a normal winter's day here in the pacific northwest. No ride today though, I wimped out.
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Old 01-23-12, 05:23 AM
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What's the matter, don't you like winter weather from Texas?
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Old 01-23-12, 08:11 AM
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That massive snowstorm we had this weekend ( ) is already gone. The warm temps and rain last night did quite a number on it. This weekend was the first time I've seen people out on the ice all winter. I'm pretty sure I still live in Michigan, but I'm not positive anymore.
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It's just the climate averaging out last years colder than hell winter.
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It's just the climate averaging out last years colder than hell winter.
Actually, it turns out that part of the reason is the wind over the Arctic Ocean. Usually, it starts dropping south in the winter but this year, it's just swirling over the North Pole. That's why Cordova, Alaska has seen 15 feet of snow this year while the rest of the country deals with the warm weather.
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Actually, it turns out that part of the reason is the wind over the Arctic Ocean. Usually, it starts dropping south in the winter but this year, it's just swirling over the North Pole. That's why Cordova, Alaska has seen 15 feet of snow this year while the rest of the country deals with the warm weather.
I aint complaining (too much)
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I aint complaining (too much)
I am. I was ready for winter this year. We're on a lake and I was excited to demo a fat bike on it, play some hockey with the neighbors, do some skiing. Instead, we get cold rain which isn't fun for anything.
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I am. I was ready for winter this year. We're on a lake and I was excited to demo a fat bike on it, play some hockey with the neighbors, do some skiing. Instead, we get cold rain which isn't fun for anything.
So, now you know what a typical winter in the SE is like and why I hate winter.
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So, now you know what a typical winter in the SE is like and why I hate winter.
You'll notice I've never lived in the SE...
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Blame it on climate change (that isn't happening).
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I love thunderstorms. I'm a bit bummed that I slept through the one last night.
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Blame it on climate change (that isn't happening).
Things average out over time
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Things average out over time
That's what I keep telling the IRS. But noooooh....
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the winter is pretty warm this year.

it's raining here in toronto.
I bet it is a blizzard up in barrie and newmarket
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
and we're getting heavy thunderstorms through Central Indiana.
That's out winter - you don't normally get rain?

I rode yesterday. Was overcast all day and never got above 50... today its raining... but by this weekend its suppose to be 85!!!!
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...but by this weekend its suppose to be 85!!!!
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Old 01-24-12, 07:30 AM
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That's out winter - you don't normally get rain?

I rode yesterday. Was overcast all day and never got above 50... today its raining... but by this weekend its suppose to be 85!!!!
No, we normally get snow, and what ice that's on the lake isn't safe to venture out on, so no skating or iceboating yet this winter, either. Too wet to ride, or too icy when it wasn't raining.
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No, we normally get snow, and what ice that's on the lake isn't safe to venture out on, so no skating or iceboating yet this winter, either. Too wet to ride, or too icy when it wasn't raining.
hey...y'all be careful...I still remember that concussion incident a few years back.
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Same here in NY state. 35 degrees out right now and most of the snow is GONE. I was looking forward to trying out the new snowshoes I bought this fall, but so far have not had enough snow to do so!

Now, I just want it to be spring already so I can just get the Sirrus back out on the road.
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Blame it on climate change (that isn't happening).
I work with a hardcore conservative talk-radio/Fox News kinda guy, and every flipping snow event or cold snap will say, "I love this global warming stuff." Now when we're having 60's in January and I say, "Must be that global warming stuff, huh?", he gives me stat's about how the average temperature over the last 40 years is actually down, blah, blah, blah and other facts "that everyone knows." Just a real life example of the anti-science, neo-Dark Ages approach to life that is so prevalent among both the right & left (e.g. the whole Occupy movement's ignorance about how capitalism works).
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Let's not politicize this thread, folks....
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What worries me is that when we've had winters like this March has been a killer.
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I work with a hardcore conservative talk-radio/Fox News kinda guy, and every flipping snow event or cold snap will say, "I love this global warming stuff." Now when we're having 60's in January and I say, "Must be that global warming stuff, huh?", he gives me stat's about how the average temperature over the last 40 years is actually down, blah, blah, blah and other facts "that everyone knows." Just a real life example of the anti-science, neo-Dark Ages approach to life that is so prevalent among both the right & left (e.g. the whole Occupy movement's ignorance about how capitalism works).
People will tunnel-view the particular facts that favor their bias. I'll leave it at that.

That said, I wasn't complaining on Friday as I walked the dogs in shorts and t-shirt. If I were in WI, I would be one crabby SOB. What a useless winter. Hopefully 2012-2013's winter will be more 'normal', whatever that is. I have considered getting some of these roller skis to satisfy my need to crash.
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I'm loving this goofy weather. Today's morning bicycle commute was a balmy 52F.
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