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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by CodyWayne718, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. CodyWayne718

    CodyWayne718 Feeling the Heat

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    Why does it seem like the seasons are moving to different times of the year? I'm 26 years old and I can remember being about 8 or 9 years of age and trick or treating in two or three foot of snow. Now it's 60 to 70 degrees in December and doesn't snow til Jan or Feb around here. What the hecks going on????

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  2. RK_MacKendrick

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    No clue, our seasons here are way different from what I remember as a kid. The rain season starts in early Oct, runs into June, back when, it was like a calender, Nov 1st through April.
  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    The last three years we have had early snow falls for this area. The previous two years we had snow falls before Halloween. My wife insisted she never remembers that happening the entire time she grew up here.
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I know last years Halloween snowstorm was a freak event around here. But then squat for snow after that. I remember frequently having measurable/memorable snowfall in December, 3-6" was common. White Christmases were a probable event, not a dream.

    I don't know what's going on but I do know that if it doesn't get cold and snow here quick, I'm going to have to go outside and start cutting down trees to show Old Man Winter what's up. ==c
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I never remember that much snow so early in the season. In fact, I think of only 1 or 2 times having snow for Halloween except for flurries.

    Also for snow, I remember especially during the 1950's when we had mild winters and very little snow. There was talk then about by the year 2000 we would no longer need winter coats. Then in the 1970's they talked of a coming ice age. Things tend to run in cycles for the most part but we definitely are seeing warmer weather over the past 15 or so years.
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  6. CodyWayne718

    CodyWayne718 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't like it and to be honest it makes me kinda nervous. I like cold weather, I just don't want it from say, March to July.
    The way the seasons seem to be shifting, that's the way it'll be fore too long. I mean, it poured rain Saturday and Sunday night.
  7. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I've lived in New England for 42 years and don't ever remember having snow at Halloween- except last year's freak storm.

    There are always long term trends. Will global warming cause a major shift? Is the recent decade-ish trend because of global warming? Nobody can say with certainty.
  8. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I always figure a dusting around Thanksgiving . . . once in blue moon we'll have a dusting around Halloween. Last year was an odd ball year with an appreciable amount of snow around Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . and then almost nothing.
  9. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    My husband says the same thing - he has lived in Bucks County his whole life, Warrington and now with me in Point Pleasant. It's weird but they say weather is cycles. I just hope the cycle of hurricanes and noreasters on Halloween is over, 2 years in a row is enough!

    Ps.
    Nice name. There is a Browning BAR in a crate at the bottom of our bed. Not your typical foot board but what I put up with marryed to a collector. Do you belong to the ranges around? We are members at Del Val, we can walk there :)
  10. nate379

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    When I was a kid we would usually go sledding and ice skating during Thanksgiving break. I'm talking late 80s-early 90s (yeah yeah yeah, I know most of you guys were already like 173 years old by then)


    If you guys want cold, move to Fairbanks. I bet you won't be wishing it after a few weeks of -40* temps.
    Last time I said something about it being a pain working in the cold someone on here posted links to moving companies.
  11. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Browning BAR - Correction - its a Browning 1919 in a crate at the foot of our bed, the BAR nearby but not the foot board :)
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    Hmmm suddenly that whole "climate change' thingy doesn't seem like such a hoax after all, eh?

    BTW, 3 feet of snow on Halloween in Kentucky? I dont remember ever seeing snow like that before Christmas in New England and I would think we are a bit colder up here...
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  13. Adios Pantalones

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    It's that one little sliver of Kentucky that actually touches Canada. Look at a map- I swear
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Listen you young whipper snapper ;) :) . . . there is quite a difference between Fort Kent and Thorndike. ;) And yes . . . The County still tends to get more snow and get it earlier than us down country . . . although I think they are still like us this year -- snow-less (or at least very little snow is on the ground.)
  15. MasterMech

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    Note to self: Stay very far away from Hearth Mistress' stacks. !!!
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  16. jharkin

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    A 1919 ?! Im guessing you have an FFL? - Thats some serious hardware.

    A buddy of mine has a 1903 Springfield that I got to spend some quality time with years back. Fun stuff. I can only imagine what range time on the BAR or a 1919 is like.

    I'll stop now before we get locked.
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  17. CodyWayne718

    CodyWayne718 Feeling the Heat

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    I said two or three feet, I was young so it Prolly seemed deeper than it was. But yeah, it was up to my knees or higher in my Superman costume. :D
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    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Didnt mean to change the topic of the thread but I noticed BrowningBAR lived near me and had to mention it.

    Jharkin - I married a serious collector, with a curio and relics license, basically an FFL for collectors, lets you buy stuff 50 yrs or older without all the paperwork. They are fun though, he has all sorts of weird stuff so heads turn at the range :)

    I do protect hearth, home AND my wood pile so those wood pirates better beware!
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