1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Another lame Winter

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Stax, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Loc:
    Michigan
    We're between Lansing and Saginaw; closer to Saginaw. If you find the junction of US-127 and M-57, we're not far from there. You could say we do have some snow here right now but you have to look long and hard for it.

    On the other hand, you say we should have had 1.2" with a December total of 2.5" but that is certainly not the case. But strangely, if one went, say 40 miles east they had snow. A friend lives about 60 miles east and at Christmas time they got 6" of snow. We got a dusting. A few days later they got 4" and we got another dusting. When he came for a visit, he could hardly believe the difference. "Where's your snow?" he asked.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    653
    Loc:
    Central Maryland
    Well now you can show him that pixel map with the 2 blank spots right over your farm; scientifically proving that you have a "Backwoods Savage Snow Repellant Dome". Don't feel bad though; we have one in Annapolis too. However, I would think northerners would want such a thing. In fact, offer to sell shares in it.

    Looking at the snow analysis for today, I see about half of MI is melted away, but West TX; (and I mean south of New Mexico), is supposed to have around 6 inches. (don't know if I believe it http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/snow/index.php?site=dtx )
    Crazy. In fact, this IS a Lame Winter!


    Well let's see here.....Saginaw seems to have reported 7.4" for all of December; depth never really exceeded 3" per the Saginaw station:
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/getclimate.php?wfo=dtx

    You're right.....Lame.
  3. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,955
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    Was that the year schools in Westchester NY were closed essentially every day in January?The ice was unreal.

    EDIT: Sorry, I feel like an idiot. How could I forget, even for a moment, that 98 was the cie storm. We were without power for 28 days.

    I think the ice may have been Jan 97?
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Just a guess rideau, I think so. No rain here at the moment, 36 out.
  5. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,955
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    Drove through a lot of NYS yesterday...from the Thousand Islands to Lower Westchester. Was amazed to see the grass showing through between the border and Syracuse. Don't think I have ever seen that little snow in that area. Was also shocked (continue to be shocked) by the water levels in the Mohawk.
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    I think the St.Lawrence River is way down too, even if we have a chit load of snow the rest of the winter it won't make up for last winter & summer.
  7. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    653
    Loc:
    Central Maryland
    I think the St. Lawrence flow is controlled. (Read the last paragraph):

    http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/greatlakes/hh/outflows/discharge_measurements/st._lawrence_river/

    That is not to say precipitation has no effect. But still, I'm not so sure that the river level is a very good gauge of rainfall since 1960.
  8. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    granpajohn likes this.
  9. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,955
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    And I know there has been concern about the continued navigatability of the St. Lawrence, I think in the area near Brockville, but I may be wrong about the location. water levels have been vry low some recent years.
  10. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,671
    Loc:
    NW Indiana
    Another sign of Lame Winter. Those are daffodils coming up here in the Chicago area today!
    Last year they bloomed on March 12'th. I'll never forget 'cause
    It was the day my daughter was born.
    Extra points to the first one with a correct wood ID on the mulch chips.
    image.jpg
  11. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,955
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    Daffodils in January in Chicago! Amazing. Now the snow will come and cover them, and they'll slow down for a bit. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see them in bloom in March again. Cedar?
  12. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,671
    Loc:
    NW Indiana
    Nope.
  13. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,329
    Loc:
    Holliston, MA USA
    58F today. The 8in of snow we got after new years is all gone.

    We were supposed to get that arctic blast soon but now the weekend temps are expected only tom dip to the 30s
  14. bubbasdad

    bubbasdad Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    96
    Loc:
    Howell, Michigan.
    Lake levels in the Great Lakes are down a couple of feet, and getting worse. Smaller lakes here have a lot of docks sitting in mud, can't use the docks. Last year a lot of snow plow guys went broke when they only plowed 4 times. Looks like it will be another poor snow year.
  15. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,441
    I don't know about you guys, but at this point I would forgo the snow for a few weeks of sub 20 degree temps during the day. Even without a flake of snow on the ground I love being out stacking, splitting, etc...when the air has a nice bite to it, the ground is as hard as granite, and everything is nice and still. With the weather the way it's been we have to keep a pile of old towels by the back door because if the dog so much as steps off the back porch to pee he brings in a ton of mud :mad: If I had my way the ground would stay frozen until April ;lol
    pen likes this.
  16. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    554
    Loc:
    Bow, NH
    Really? i moved north from CT to NH in search of snow and today january 15th all i see is grass out the window. :mad:
  17. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,721
    Loc:
    Eastern Central PA
    I always wanted to move south.Now i can stay put as the warm air has come to me. I do like a good blizzard now and then.
  18. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    This weekend is going to get very cold I can't wait either! We love winter here well at least when we ha e a winter anyway.

    Pete
  19. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Actually looks like we will get a real feel below 0 for a bit ;)
  20. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    They have a minus 10 for Monday, that means we should hit -15 or -18. We have some 3 almost 4 year old Beech all set.
  21. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    7,108
    Loc:
    N.E. Penna
    Here's the map (if it shows up) for my area tonight. I'm just south of Binghamton, looking like 3-6 here. Might be a slick ride to work tomorrow.

    [​IMG]
  22. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    I just checked the TWC online for the weather forecast next week, they are calling for -23 on Tuesday. With the loss of our snow last week it might cause some water main breaks.

    The beech,sugar maple and ironwood will be the wood for that day.
  23. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Last night TWC online had - 23 for Tuesday, this morning the have - 7, we'll take the warmer weather!
  24. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,830
    Loc:
    Commonwealth Of Massachussetts
    Back when I followed the Dead around ( pre-'85) I had a friend from Oneonta.
  25. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,441
    18 this morning in NJ! Finally! We might get close to single digits at night this week.

Share This Page