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I really didn't need this

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by fossil, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    So far, the mildest winter I've known here in the central Oregon high desert. Mostly warmer than average temps, and just a couple of light dustings of snow. Well, here it is almost March, and it's like the weather said, "Oh, I forgot...here!" The last three days have left about 6" of snow on the ground (not much where some of you folks live, but a fair amount for us here), and with the predicted temps it ain't gonna be melting away anytime real soon. We're likely to get some more before the week's out. Just when I thought I was about home free. :shut: Rick

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Bummer. Been looking over my shoulder here. Average nights but a whole bunch of above average days. I keep expecting one of those late Feb. or early March dumps we had in the past.
  3. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Damn near 60 here today. 24 last night
    Round here, we don't usual miss winter, it just starts later, and finishes later.
    This year..... might have missed it all together cept for about 2 weeks worth.
    Cmon Spring!
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, this has been a bit bizarre. This past Friday our daytime high temp was 63°F, and the following day it was 37°F. :roll:
  5. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    I need a snow day or two. Send it my way.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Weather was weird here too. Had heavy snowshowers and sun at the same time. My son asked if there's such a thing as snowbows? We looked, but didn't see any. I'm surprised it got that cold down your way. Our snow didn't stick. We're too close to the water. But they got plenty of white stuff in the mountains.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Winter just started last week. Looks like it might stick around for a while now.
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I'm happy so far.

    The 20 - 3-F degree swings from night to day are easy to deal with.

    Figures that the year I decide to not put firewood on the back deck because it's a pain to shovel around is the year I don't have to shovel >:-(
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    You shouldn't be. I'm ~150 miles inland from the coast, ~25 miles east of the Cascade Range (HUGE rain/snow shadow), and up at ~ 3600 feet elevation. Way different from your location. Rick
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    We are at 190 ft. and it isn't very cold up here. :)
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I know, I lived for 12 years a few miles north of you and maybe a hundred feet or so higher. Seems to me I remember it getting plenty cold there a few times, and typically a good deal more snow than I see here each year. Fairfax gets something like 46" precipitation/yr...out here in Bend, I get ~12". Rick
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It was that higher elevation over in Fairfax. :lol: We had some doozies back in the late eighties and the nineties for sure. Got a by for a while and it all caught up last year and the year before. I think Feb. is going out with an inch and a half measured. I can remember years in March where I was out digging wet downed wood out of the snow to sit it by the stove to try to dry the dang stuff out.

    No more. I have been hauling the oak rounds up the hill to split this Spring for 2014/2015.
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like mother nature got in a back hand to the cheek. Its been a mild winter here, as well, but I ain't counting on Mother nature being done with this winter, yet.
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    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    The title of this thread is what I say to myself every time I come home from shopping... :shut: :smirk: :lol:

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