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dustytoes
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on 03/11/2014

In  New Hampshire it's been cold with lots of snow.  Not too surprising!  At least there have been no power outages (knock on wood), but we have a storm coming Wednesday with 6 plus inches of the heavy snow.

It's been a little too cold and the maple syrup makers are hoping for better weather for the syrup to run as they have the big "visit the Sugar Houses" weekend the end of March. 

How is/was winter where you live?


kajohu
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on 03/11/2014

Tomorrow we will probably break our all-time snow record for the winter season in Ann Arbor, Michigan (near Detroit).

We finally got all of the thick ice off of our driveway yesterday, during the sunny 50 F. day yesterday...just in time for this new storm coming tomorrow, which predicts 6 - 10" more snow.

We were seeing signs of spring (raccoons, more bird song, sandhill cranes)

We are so tired of shoveling!


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younghopes
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on 03/11/2014

Hi Pam, good to hear from you. In India winters every year ends at the end of February...we dont need sweaters in March, but this year has been an exception. Its raining and so cold here


dustytoes
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kajohu: 03/11/2014 - 07:32 AM

Tomorrow we will probably break our all-time snow record for the winter season in Ann Arbor, Michigan (near Detroit).

We finally got all of the thick ice off of our driveway yesterday, during the sunny 50 F. day yesterday...just in time for this new storm coming tomorrow, which predicts 6 - 10" more snow.

We were seeing signs of spring (raccoons, more bird song, sandhill cranes)

We are so tired of shoveling!

You have sandhill cranes in Michigan?  New England has made out much better than the middle of the country.  You seemed to get hit constantly out there this winter.


dustytoes
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younghopes: 03/11/2014 - 08:16 AM

Hi Pam, good to hear from you. In India winters every year ends at the end of February...we dont need sweaters in March, but this year has been an exception. Its raining and so cold here

March is a month of horrible weather in my opinion.  April should be much nicer, so we must look forward to that I suppose.


teddletonmr
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on 03/11/2014

Hey, Pam it sure is good to focus my thoughts on gardening, rather than subzero tempts and wind chills, ice covered roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. Then there has been lots of snows keeping the kids’ home from school causing me pull my hair out.

Today with temps forecasted close to 70-degrees F. I plan to fire up my trusty garden tiller and plant a few snow peas.

News flash, the “Damn tiller will not start, “darn”! No matter I still have my trusty spade, and digging fork, wish me luck.

Hope the Maple sap gets with the program soon. Mike Wink


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
kajohu
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Dustytoes: 03/11/2014 - 08:37 AM

You have sandhill cranes in Michigan?  New England has made out much better than the middle of the country.  You seemed to get hit constantly out there this winter.

Yes, we get sandhill cranes in the summer -- we're at their southern-most breeding area. They are pretty cool :-) 

Usually we don't get hit nearly as bad as you New Englanders, but we are definitely getting more than our share of cold and snow this winter.   According to the "winter misery index" which is determined by snow and cold weather, Detroit has had a worse winter than most other cities in the country (we're 40 miles w. of Detroit).


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RupertTaylor
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on 03/11/2014

How is/was winter where you live?

My response from southern Ontario is quite unprintable.

kajohu
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RupertTaylor: 03/11/2014 - 02:39 PM

How is/was winter where you live?

My response from southern Ontario is quite unprintable.

*Like*  Laughing

What a winter!


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dustytoes
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RupertTaylor: 03/11/2014 - 02:39 PM

How is/was winter where you live?

My response from southern Ontario is quite unprintable.

Sorry to hear that Rupert! Undecided


AbbyFitz
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on 03/11/2014

My winter has been chilly. I'm currently in missouri and I'm about a week late for the snow. I'm hoping I get a big snowfall before I leave but everyone here wants to shoot me for it.

~Floridian fawning for falling snow :(


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RupertTaylor
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on 03/11/2014

 "I'm hoping I get a big snowfall."

Abby you really should be careful what you wish for.

AbbyFitz
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on 03/11/2014

I know, I'd settle for flurries?


dustytoes
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on 03/12/2014

 

teddletonmr: 03/11/2014 - 12:37 PM

Hey, Pam it sure is good to focus my thoughts on gardening, rather than subzero tempts and wind chills, ice covered roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. Then there has been lots of snows keeping the kids’ home from school causing me pull my hair out.

Today with temps forecasted close to 70-degrees F. I plan to fire up my trusty garden tiller and plant a few snow peas.

News flash, the “Damn tiller will not start, “darn”! No matter I still have my trusty spade, and digging fork, wish me luck.

Hope the Maple sap gets with the program soon. Mike Wink

I don't remember where you live, but 70 degrees and bare ground? Can't be any place near me!

Planting peas... I am soooo jealous.


dustytoes
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AbbyFitz: 03/11/2014 - 08:04 PM

My winter has been chilly. I'm currently in missouri and I'm about a week late for the snow. I'm hoping I get a big snowfall before I leave but everyone here wants to shoot me for it.

~Floridian fawning for falling snow :(

Abby I can understand you wanting snow.  All those years I lived in Florida (central area) we would get excited by a frost - that almost looks like snow to those who never get it.

I remember visiting SC for a vacation and my kids and them getting so excited when we saw patches of real snow along the side of the road.  We pulled over so they could "play"!


teddletonmr
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on 03/12/2014

Pam, weather update for southern Indiana, yesterday mostly sunny skies, light southerly breeze and high of 74-degrees F to take the chill out of the air inviting gardeners and kids outside for a bit of fun in the sun. Today, cloudy, rain with chance of snow flurries, high of 40-degrees F with 30-mph winds with gusts 40-mph, by the way, the ground was far too wet to plant peas yesterday.

Come on spring, go away winter, snow and the cold. Southern Indiana Mike.

 


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
AbbyFitz
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on 03/12/2014

There were still patches of snow when we got here because there was a foot of snow the week before. It's all melted away now. I did get to have a mini snowball fight with what was left. 

Oh, yeah. At home when it gets close to freezing I keep my fingers crossed that it might be rainy too. Never happens though. It's always too dry when it gets that cold


AlexandriaIngham
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on 03/12/2014

Our winter in Scotland has been surprisingly mild compared to recent years. We had a few storms, but nothing like England's. The worst storm up here led to our fence being blown down and the swing set falling over. We were told that we'd have snow all of November and most of December, but hardly saw anything this year. I am near Glasgow though, and we're known for our very rainy weather all year round. I'm not sure what the Highlands and Islands experienced.

On a happier note, the sun is now out and the windows are open again!

JoHarrington
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on 03/12/2014

During the early part of this year, it seemed like Mother Nature was trying to wipe Cornwall, Wales, England and the bottom south-west of Scotland off the map.  But it's been ridiculously warm these past few days. 


WordChazer
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on 03/13/2014

Milder than usual in the East. Foggy as peasoup the last few days although the popular snoozepapers tell us we are in for 10 days of sunshine shortly. I'll believe that when it happens...


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