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Forecast: Big snow in Eastern U.S. cities

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by BrianK, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I'm with ya Steve. It seems general temperature forecasts can be in the ballpark but other than that it's really just topics of conversation. How accurate were these people for last year's winter? I looked in the Farmers Almanac for what they predicted for last month(which was the hottest July on record for us) and they had shown a below average overall temp!

    With that said, I have been noticing some signs from Mother Nature....acorns seems to be dropping a bit early, goldenrod came out a few weeks sooner than usual and many of the birds are flocking together and doing their pre-migration flights each evening which normally doesn't happen until 1st week of September.....hhhhmmmmmmm. Will have to pay attention to the wooly bear catapillars next month.

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    The trees are dropping a few leaves at my place.
  3. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    Let's face it, the odds of forecasting 4 months out are about the same as they are at a table in any gambling house. They have a hard enough time doing 7 days.
    We'll just take what comes at us.
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  4. ScotO

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    I'm with ya Jack. My body and soul were MADE for snow. I hope we get at least a foot per week from the first week of December til the end of January. With a melt-off or two somewhere in the mix. I got cheated last winter, enough to make me run the chit out of the old Chaparral in only 4" of snow (that was the most we had on the ground at one time all winter last year!) the one or two weekends that we had it. I would move to Alaska if my wife would commit. That's not gonna happen....o_O:(
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    How are the trails in Pennsylvania? We have great trails around here. We live a 1/4 mile from a main state corridor trail.
  6. ScotO

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    we have trails, and some good ones at that, but a lot of them are trailer distance away. So I mainly run on the farm and "wherever we can find a spot that isn't on private land"....I wanna make it up your way, hopefully this winter, to do an overnighter. Rent a cabin along one of those snow belt trails.....
  7. Lewiston

    Lewiston Burning Hunk

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    I love winter, cold, and snow! Nothing gets the heart pumping like Grouse or Pheasants exploding out of a snow drift. The Farmer's Almanac is calling for snow at the end of Oct for the Upper Midwest.
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  8. MasterMech

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    You and me both. ;)
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  9. Lewiston

    Lewiston Burning Hunk

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    Add me to the list. We've talked about it but that's the extent of it.
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  10. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Most people dream of retiring and moving south, I dream of moving north when I retire..I hate hot, humid weather!
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  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    What do you have to do as far as registrations if you come to New York?...I looked into going to Vermont and it is pricey.
  12. ScotO

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    I'm not sure yet Jack. I have to look into it yet.
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    You never know . . . for years my wife was talking about wanting to move south to North Carolina or even further when we can retire. This year she thought over the idea of actually moving further north to The County which pleases me to no end . . . the only caveat is that she says she would like an indoor swimming pool which I am more than happy to do (do you suppose a kiddie pool set up in a garage would count? ;) )
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  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I hear you loud and clear! As I get older, I am getting less and less tolerant of the heat and humidity. Mrs. Flatbedford is still thinking of a Southern retirement, but we have time yet and I'll keep working on her to think North.
  15. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I would like to spend the summers up north and the winters here;)
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  16. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Sounds good.
  17. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    I admit I'm fueling the fire, but....
    ...this is from FirstHandWeather.com (made up of student/youth meteorologists)
    Item: Their 2011 winter outlook busted. Track record is everything.


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  18. jharkin

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    Brownings comment is priceless... need to save that one.

    I'm ready. Largest, driest wood supply yet, finally got the stove rythym down, house insulation and such all updated about as good as its ever going to get.

    Looking forward to some decent snow... just not a repeat of 2010 please. My yard looked like western front in winter.. all the trenches I had to dig just to make walking paths and get to the spots where I could rake off the roof.
  19. Lewiston

    Lewiston Burning Hunk

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    Sounds good to me. Rarely do we go South. I just hate wasting perfectly good SD ammo on over-sized bugs, snakes, etc.
  20. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    The map granpa put up was as wrong as the rest of 'em. I remember someone putting one on here showing us in the middle of a big blue bubble of cold and snow for last year.
    We all know how that went.;lol
    The weather forecast for us changes every time I look at it (or seems to). You'd think I'd learn.;em
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  21. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I ain't worried about winter. But the last hurricane that tracked like Issac came up North as a storm and launched a tornado that touched down in my front yard in 2004. I don't need that chit again. Blew down 36 trees on the place. One 18 feet from the house. The stump.
  22. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    Does anyone have LAST year's map?
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  23. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Whoa, I guess I missed the part where it says that's '12-'13 highlights.
    Doesn't really matter much. I'm gooder to go no matter what.
  24. ScotO

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    I sure am liking that dark purple on that map.......I hope they got it right this year, I want snow, and LOTS OF IT!!
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  25. MasterMech

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    Here Here!!

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