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Another lame Winter

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

  1. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    Finally cold here in PA too. 17F last night, colder tonight. First time I've heard the electric baseboard thermostats activate this season. It's times like this that I wish I was home enough to burn 24/7. Luckily, propane is much cheaper this year.

    I always find it fascinating how our perception of "cold" or "lame" winters is influenced by one or two significant events, not necessarily by measured temperatures or total snowfall over the winter.
    It seems to me that winters with a lot of snow are typically considered "bad" winters, even if measured temperatures are not low. Also, snowfall on weekdays impacts us more, so a year with lots of snow, but falling on weekends is remembered as not being so bad. We remember the extremes, last year, the mildest winter on record just about everywhere, had a very cold week in January here in the NE, prompting someone on this site to suggest that NOAA was manipulating the numbers because he remembered one cold week, but had forgotten all those other frost-free nights...

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  2. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    My perception of "lame" directly correlates the amount of days (or nights for that matter) in a given winter that are below freezing, regardless of the amount of snow we get or if we get any at all.
  3. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Folks, up until this week in SE PA it has been a lame winter. Average daily temp, very, very warm swings and total snowfall included. I will enjoy burning this week. We shall see what she has in store for us. Hopefully some large snowfalls.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I used to drive that route from Westchester to Syracuse frequently. Got caught in a blizzard one Easter that was a real doozy. Made it finally but it was some ride.
  5. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    What a long, strange trip it's been.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Indeed, I was truckin' in a 67' Barracuda S and it had an 8-track!
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