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Old 01-10-18, 10:27 AM   #1
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Winter Reset in the Northeast

cpl small storms, then a blizzard. lot's of nasty snow & ice, but with warm temps this week, plus a deluge of rain on the way, we should have a chance to re-assess & plan ahead
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Lots of flooding, I think.
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Old 01-10-18, 01:17 PM   #3
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yeah should be interesting. been eyeballing the snow on my roof, thinking about raking some of it cuz we have some small ice dams developing
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South of the Columbia river, near the sea it's just wet..



Q: Why did the Salmon swim across the road?







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Yep...the January Thaw is underway here. One guy already lost his snowmobile in the river (fortunately, he was okay!)

Snow is going to dump west of here, but we're getting rain, then a return of the deep freeze. That should make things interesting.
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Well, don’t get too confident in that January thaw sticking around. It was -9 F here last Thursday morning, right now 42, tomorrow around noon going to 56, so they say. And by 4 am Friday, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Then a balmy 12 for Saturday’s high temp. Usually our weather here today is tomorrow’s weather in Eastern PA and NY, CT, RI, MA.
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by 4 am Friday, freezing rain, sleet, and snow
sounds like riding weather. good thing we're getting a reset!
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Wow what a change!



Wokeup at 3:45am this morning to my son talking in his crib, thought I'd get the day going. The weather was 40F, 12mph wind and some drizzle.

Now it's 30F and 24mph wind, just an hour later!!

By 9am this morning the reset will be in full swing when it's predicated to be 16F and snowing with 20mph+ winds!

Good grief gotta love the plains!
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16F and snowing with 20mph+ winds
ouch you have my sympathy
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ouch you have my sympathy
You may need a wet suit to ride tomorrow.
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You may need a wet suit to ride tomorrow.
lol yeah, been eyeballing that forecast. my day off is Saturday, tonight would be good for a night ride, but I need to rake my roof before the deluge. rain Saturday but it might turn to sleet. knowing me I'd get a late start in time for the sleet storm
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Here in coastal RI our high today (1/10/2018) is near 50F. I may go to the beach;-) Seriously, today will be clear so I think I'll get another ride in. Rain sets in late tonight/early tomorrow, and will be even warmer. The flooding from snow melt, and rain will make riding conditions...not fun! I'll find other activities until better weather.

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lol yeah, been eyeballing that forecast. my day off is Saturday, tonight would be good for a night ride, but I need to rake my roof before the deluge. rain Saturday but it might turn to sleet. knowing me I'd get a late start in time for the sleet storm
Saw two roadies today. There were totally coating themselves and their bikes with heavily salted water. I was tempted, but did not ride. Not even a bike with fenders.
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Here in coastal RI our high today (1/10/2018) is near 50F. I may go to the beach;-) Seriously, today will be clear so I think I'll get another ride in. Rain sets in late tonight/early tomorrow, and will be even warmer. The flooding from snow melt, and rain will make riding conditions...not fun! I'll find other activities until better weather.

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I'm leaving my car outside hoping the rain will dilute some of the salt tomorrow.
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this time of year I try to stay off road. been thinking about a nature preserve near me w unpaved trails. thinking the snow pack & ice will either be gone or minimal (Saturday) so that my 40mm studded tires will be perfect
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Well, winter returned here in western Wisconsin. The snow did not miss us as predicted, which is nice, because snow is more fun than ice. Back below 0F we go...
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snow is off my roof, melted by itself, no raking required, ready for the deluge & then more snow Tuesday/Wednesday
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Well, winter returned here in western Wisconsin. The snow did not miss us as predicted, which is nice, because snow is more fun than ice. Back below 0F we go...
Yes we got lucky here, there was a surprising bit of rain first early but it quit as the temperature plummeted. It managed to dry up slightly before the snow hit. Tomorrow I try the unpaved ungroomed nature overlook trail and see what that's like, crusty snow with another two inches ontop.
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It was great while it lasted, 58 when I left work Thursday evening. Near white out conditions during the Friday am drive. Clear now, 6 degrees with -8 windchill.

But hey, January is almost 1/2 over- seasons seem to go faster the older you get.
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yeah big swings. Friday almost 60F then Saturday 30F & this morning 23F. Saturday got some backyard cleanup shores done, that I didn't finish before the initial burst of winter. closed everything back up, but not before getting in a frosty 30F 13 mile ride in, before the deep freeze came back



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We went thru the same conditions as you all did here in NW Pa. The teens and single digits for a couple weeks, a bunch of snow...then the fast thaw. We got some minor flooding in our area. French Creek was over it's banks in most spots. Our barn flooded a bit but luckily not too bad. At least the chickens stayed dry.

Now we're back to mid teens and about 8" of snow. At least the road is froze and isn't all mud.
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we have to stay pliable to deal with what comes our way. tempted to ride thru this water but the walkway was right there

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Thanks for the pics!

How was riding that icey path there, if I may ask?
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How was riding that icy path there
oh fine, no problem w the studded tires. but it was bumpy, so it was good that I had aired down the tires a week ago. ran the sportcam on the bars but it was so bumpy most of the footage is disturbing to watch. brought the helmet mount, but was too lazy to switch it
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we have to stay pliable to deal with what comes our way. tempted to ride thru this water but the walkway was right there

I'd have to "make" myself use the bridgeway there. There's just something about mud puddles....😁
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