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hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 912
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

I'm looking out the window here in mid-Missouri to see that snow has drifted over the hood of my car. Kind of makes me wish I was in Santa Rosa. How's everyone else faring?

(Message edited by hydrargyrum on February 02, 2011)
svlilioukalani
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Username: svlilioukalani

Post Number: 84
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 5:21 am:   Edit Post

Nice and sunny here in Seattle, but it won't last.

Wanted to give a shout out to Columbia Mo. I love that place. I learned to play the blues while there in the 80s. I cut my teeth playing at the Blue Note, Park Place, and Lees Lounge.

Enjoy the cold now. The heat and ticks are just around the corner.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1582
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 7:20 am:   Edit Post

I have friends & family in Glasgow, Missouri . I think it's time to call and say hi. They had an awful experience a few years back when a
"Twister" rolled through and took the nearly 200 year old family farm house. The weather on the Central California Coast is quite spring like at this time.
smokinbear
Intermediate Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 113
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Hit minus 19 degrees in Conifer Colorado yesterday. My Diesel gelled up in the tank and my truck died. Whoopie!!! Were having fun here now. Was worried my garden might freeze too and it's inside. Might get above zero today here. I don't know how they do this all winter in Canada. Kinda wished we would get some snow though cause the foothills and Denver are way behind in moisture this year.
cje
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Username: cje

Post Number: 59
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post

Unreal - all the streets by me (suburb of NYC) are basically OK, except for the hill that I grew up on, where my mother still lives. Since school was cancelled, I dropped my 5 year old daughter off at her house for the day before heading into NYC for work...

...Parked at the top of the hill, got out, and quickly realized that walking was not an option. So, my daughter and I sat down on our butts and slid all the way down to my mother's house! Fun, but we were completely soaked!

Walked in, threw our clothes in the dryer... I had a cup of coffee, hung out for a while in some old clothes, changed, and climbed back up the ice-enshrined street to my car, and drove in. I was only an hour late, but what an experience. Now my back hurts a little...

I've pretty much had it with this insane winter at this point.
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 868
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post

As soon as I'm done reading the board, I'm out to clear the central IL snow; some places the ground's bare, some places there are drifts 4'-5' high. It should take a little longer than usual today. I've about decided I need to live somewhere without winter or summer; just spring-fall-spring-fall. But this isn't bad, really - now when I was boy we had snow......

Peter (who's trying to get the hang of being an old fart)
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 1902
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:33 am:   Edit Post

We're the only house around with electricity. Ironically, we're also the only one with a functioning wood stove and the wood to run it. Trees have been shedding branches like crazy, but so far nothing too bad. I think I can still get to the road (we live in the woods), but haven't checked today. It's gonna be a real mess when this all melts.

Stay warm and safe, my friends!

John
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4733
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:41 am:   Edit Post

I'm in the Bay Area, California. I won't rub it in. 'nuff said.

Bill, tgo
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1534
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post

I've got snow drifts halfway up my living room window, and no need to go out. Did my shopping yesterday, so hot chocolate and chicken noodle soup for me today!
Mike
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 407
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Yesterday the temp in Denver topped out at -2 degrees F... Today is a heat wave: up in the single digits ABOVE zero! My windshield washer anti-freeze froze...
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 913
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post

Hey Gary,

I work for MU, and am familiar with the places you've named. Columbia's a great little town. The university has been closed since yesterday, something unheard of in previous years. I've managed to dig myself and my elderly neighbor out, so clear sailing from here on.
bsee
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Username: bsee

Post Number: 2524
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post

The middle of Massachusetts really sucks, though I'm sure there are people worse off. We've had a storm dropping enough snow to generate cancellations the past three consecutive Tuesdays with a little more on the side here and there. Yesterday and today the back-to-back storms caused cancellations, and though it seems quiet now, the forecasts say it isn't over.

I think we had one day in the mid 30s this past month, but not enough to melt anything significant. Untouched areas of snow are in the vicinity of 3' while the sides of most streets are over your head. We've seen a couple accidents already where driveways and side streets have been rendered blind and the streets are narrowing.

Can't wait for this winter to end, but there's so much water on the ground, I know there are going to be all sorts of flooding issues in the future. On top of that, golf courses and other turf-related spring activities will be delayed until the ground can absorb all that water and firm back up.

Anyone else envy people that live in condos of late?

-bob
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 556
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Milwaukee actually is 'shut-down' because of a snow emergency. Not as bad as some others have gotten it this year. This is Wisconsin - Snow Happens. Let the dogs out this morning for potty time, had to push real hard to open the back door - snow drifts were taller than the dogs.

I have over 10" of ground clearance on my 93 YJ jeep - but I am heeding the medias advice and staying home.

My back is sore - wish I had a snowblower . . .

We have a couple left over sunflowers that refuse to lay down!
snowy sunflowers
wideload
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Username: wideload

Post Number: 165
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post

Monterey CA about 130 miles S of Santa Rosa. Sunny, 70s, on my way to the pool. I LOVE global warming!
cje
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Username: cje

Post Number: 60
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 1:48 pm:   Edit Post

Oh - and I forgot to add that I have a Calton case being shipped from Canada to Alembic, and it's currently stuck somewhere between OH and IN, due to "adverse weather conditions."
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 668
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

Aside from getting called in to plow anywheres between midnight and 4am, it really isn't that bad around here. When I lived in upstate NY this was par for the course.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2317
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Queensland Australia is in the middle of a big Cyclone Yasi.

Cyclone Yasi

Queensland Cyclone Yasi

Jazzyvee
crobbins
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Username: crobbins

Post Number: 785
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Windy and warm here in SoCal.
chuck
Advanced Member
Username: chuck

Post Number: 253
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

North Central N.C. today, 70 and partly sunny.

Chuck
glocke
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Username: glocke

Post Number: 826
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 2:56 am:   Edit Post

We had a massive ice storm tues night into weds night in eastern PA. I ended up having to take a personal day as the roads were pretty treacherous until noon or so when everything started to melt.

The ironic thing is that I guess age has caught up with me, and I am only 43! Even as recently as 3-4 years ago I loved this kind of weather, and would schedule a winter camping trip once a year, but anymore I really don't care for it. I am seriously thinking of making a move for a warmer climate, such as California.
hg30904
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Username: hg30904

Post Number: 89
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 6:45 am:   Edit Post

Greg, I made the move from New England (MA/NH) to Georgia last year. While NH was settling in to another snowstorm this week, here we got a "Winter Thunderstorm Warning." Oh, the suffering I must endure here as it is in the 60s and wet. How can I go on?
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1905
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 6:49 am:   Edit Post

I find my enthusiasm for Winter weather waning woefully. We want warmer weather.

I hope our Aussie friends are safe.

John
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 870
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Same with me, Greg; it doesn't seem like it was that long ago that my biggest complaint about this storm would have been that I wasn't out camping in it. Now, I was quite content to share central heat with wife, dog, good book, & good beer.

Peter
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 1906
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

We got some ice..

http://scarysharkface.smugmug.com/photos/1176865037_AkKom-XL.jpg

John
thumbsup
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Username: thumbsup

Post Number: 207
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

In central Texas guess we are getting off easy compared to some. Been in the teens all week...shut the power grid down every couple of hours to conserve....
light white stuff on the ground (whats that?)

Steve
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1273
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

John,

That picture is melting my brain. Love it!!

Low 60's here in Southern California... nothing really to complain about, other than our State budget. I'd complain about the cost of living, but I don't have to buy snowblowers, snow tires, winter clothing, etc. I went to work today in cargo shorts and a sweatshirt. :-)
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1402
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

I love that wire picture too. Great shot!
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1536
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

+1 on John's wire shot, and a great alliterative job on post #1905 2 up from the photo link.
Mike
richbass939
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 1136
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post

The temp in NW Colorado is finally breaking a little bit. It's above zero for the first time in a while. The lowest this week was -36. It stayed below zero for a few days.
Now that the temp is creeping up it's starting to snow. It's always something, I guess.
But, with all the weather disasters around the US and the world, I have nothing to whine about.
Rich

P.S. A little tip about windshield washer fluid. We've been testing it at work. I am a warehouse manager for the Colorado Dept. of Transportation. This year we started using Rain-X 2in1 washer fluid. The reports from our snowplow drivers have been really good. I have a bag of it outside on my back deck. When it was -36 the stuff was starting to get a little thick but wasn't freezing at all. I get it from a truck parts supply house, but I think WalMart carries it.
There is also a washer fluid additive sold by NAPA that will take regular -20 washer fluid down to about -40 or -45.
glocke
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 829
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

"Low 60's here in Southern California... nothing really to complain about, other than our State budget. I'd complain about the cost of living, but I don't have to buy snowblowers, snow tires, winter clothing, etc. I went to work today in cargo shorts and a sweatshirt. "

Rub it in Toby.

I am giving some thought to making the move to california, to the point where I am doing some research on the job market out there for my field.

Everything here in eastern PA is just a big icy mess. The path from my front door to my driveway is all ice, my driveway is all ice, and this morning while taking the dog for a walk I fell twice.

I dont really have any ties here anymore, and really the only thing that makes me think twice about leaving is that I have emotional ties to the house Im in. I grew up in it, and it sits on a nice parcel of 5 acres that backs up to a couple of thousand acres of preserved woodland, but all this ice and snow, coupled with east coast summers that are simply oppressive in terms of heat and humidity really make me question staying here.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4737
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Gregory:

DO IT! You'll never regret it. One thing you should be aware of, though, is that Southern California is a completely different universe from Northern California. They've got smog, urban sprawl, flatlands, and beautiful blond women who wear open-toed sandals in case they have to count to "20", (and have boyfriends in case they have to count to "41"). Northern California has healthier air, far more interesting and beautiful topography, intelligent women, and, of course, we've got Alembic! Seriously, if you have any questions about the left coast, ask away.

Bill, tgo
glocke
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 831
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 3:37 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill....The thought of a climate where you can walk outside in shorts and a tshirt 365 days a year and not encounter extreme cold or humidity is pretty damn appealing.

I suspect Northern CA might be the place for me, but I need to go where the jobs are.. I do actually have tons of questions, probably best for me to email you offline once I get my thoughts in order.
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1276
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

Greg,

Feel free to email any questions you might have about the Southern part of the state to me via the email address in my profile.

Don't be too scared by Bill's warnings... he's just mad because we steal all their water. :-)
tncaveman
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 5:18 am:   Edit Post

2 - 3 inches of snow in Nashville and 9 degrees this morning. The snow started right before rush hr yesterday and it only too 2 hrs to do a 30 minute commute. Luckily I know the secret back road that goes back into our area. But it has one very steep hill. I'll piddle away at the house today and probably play some (a new bass really motivates). I found some pretty cool "bass lessons" on You-Tube last night. Will probably keep me occupied until my arm starts hurting.

But all in all, can't really complain too much about the weather in Mid-TN. Not as hot as south of us in the summer and not as cold as north of us. As they say around here "if you don't like the weather, just wait a day or two"

Stephen
jbybj
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Username: jbybj

Post Number: 322
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

"One thing you should be aware of, though, is that Southern California is a completely different universe from Northern California"

When my wife informed me in 1986, that she wasn't happy in the bay area, (We lived in beautiful Marin County) and that she wanted to try moving back home to L.A. I was faced with a problem. If I refuse, as was my inclination, then whe would likely resent me for all time. If I agreed, then I would have to live in L.A. (Nooooooooooo!!!!!!) So I formulated this secret plan, I would move, suffer for a year, then insist on returning to the Glory of the San Francisco Bay area. (I really do love it up there.)

That was 1986, I've been in L.A. ever since, and will likely die here, hopefully in another 40 or 50 years.........

The block where I live, about 3 miles from the ocean, has the best weather, IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, yep, my block. Theater, music, used instrument stores, beaches, mountains, deserts, food, food, and better food. Many fine people, and the stereotypes are a source of everyday comedy.

I would posit that L.A. is like many large Urban areas in the world, whether you are happy or miserable here, depends more on what you bring to it, than the inherent nature of the place.

I LOVE L.A. YMMV
tree63
Junior
Username: tree63

Post Number: 12
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

"... depends more on what you bring to it, than the inherent nature of the place."

Well said James....

We're back down to 7 degrees F here in Buffalo, NY....I've got my rink going, beers in the snow, fire going et cetera...Life is good...
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 877
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:51 pm:   Edit Post

-6 when I left for work this AM - I even wore a coat (a rare occurance).

Peter

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