• snow business like snow business

    From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sunday, January 27, 2019 21:53:31
    Hey Nancy!

    Yeah, we ended up with over 18"

    Which is exactly 18" more than we got. Other than the little we got a couple weeks ago there has been zero snow this season. We did get some last year in Febuary but it doesn't look like it'll happen this year. :::knock on wood:::

    we had total cloud cover that night

    It was almost perfect here. A bit on the humid side which impacted the clarity
    a tad, but considering the normal cloudy/rainy for the time of year this was as amazing as we could ever expect.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Saturday, February 02, 2019 18:07:36
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 27-Jan-2019 21:53 <=-

    Yeah, we ended up with over 18"

    Which is exactly 18" more than we got. Other than the little we got a couple weeks ago there has been zero snow this season. We did get
    some last year in Febuary but it doesn't look like it'll happen this
    year. :::knock on wood:::

    We continue to have dribs and drabs of snow..... and got hit bad with the
    polar vortex, but not nearly so bad as the northern midwest did.... Now
    they're talking rain and warmer than usual.... I'd just as soon have
    stayed between the two....

    we had total cloud cover that night

    It was almost perfect here. A bit on the humid side which impacted
    the clarity a tad, but considering the normal cloudy/rainy for the
    time of year this was as amazing as we could ever expect.

    Indeed amazing, and I do envy you that.... :) We did get to see last
    year's blue moon eclipse, though... IIRC, we had some light cloud cover
    but were able to see at least some of the eclipse as the clouds parted
    at the right time....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:45:27
    Hey Nancy!

    continue to have dribs and drabs of snow.....

    We got a dusting overnight. More predicted too. On the plus side it doesn't look heavy enough to cause any damage. :::knock on wood:::

    and got hit bad with the polar vortex

    It's been at the top of the news here. We're supposed to get a small taste of it over the next couple of days except here it is called "arctic outflow" via mountain passes on the mainland. Tonight is predicted to drop to -6C-ish which
    is nowhere near as cold as what they are seeing out east. Overnight should be
    the worst of it with this latest bout with winter.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 02:43:04
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 03-Feb-2019 10:45 <=-

    continue to have dribs and drabs of snow.....

    We got a dusting overnight. More predicted too. On the plus side it doesn't look heavy enough to cause any damage. :::knock on wood:::

    Dustings aren't too bad.... and look pretty, besides... :)

    and got hit bad with the polar vortex

    It's been at the top of the news here. We're supposed to get a small taste of it over the next couple of days except here it is called
    "arctic outflow" via mountain passes on the mainland. Tonight is predicted to drop to -6C-ish which is nowhere near as cold as what
    they are seeing out east. Overnight should be the worst of it with
    this latest bout with winter.

    We're past the worst again.... And here in the east it wasn't nearly as
    bad as things got in mid-continent.... Yesterday, we broke the record
    for high temp... the record was 58F, and we went over 60F... back into
    the 40s today, and continuing to drop back into seasonal temps for later
    this week....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 20:37:49
    Hey Nancy!

    We're past the worst again....

    Mother Nature is still giving us the cold shoulder. I like the sounds of you current temps as 40F is more or less the normal for this time of year in this neck of the woods.

    No snow since Monday but given the sub zero temps (<-in C of course) there is a
    chance of getting more dustings later this week. Personally I would prefer the higher average temps and the usual rain.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Friday, February 08, 2019 03:12:52
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 05-Feb-2019 20:37 <=-

    We're past the worst again....

    Mother Nature is still giving us the cold shoulder. I like the sounds
    of you current temps as 40F is more or less the normal for this time
    of year in this neck of the woods.

    Monday was well over 62F... and then Wednesday, the temps were just
    below freezing and that nasty freezing rain came.... we still had a bit
    of that today.... I had to defrost my car before going out to my dentist appointment.... Supposed to be in the 20s F for the next few days, I
    think....

    No snow since Monday but given the sub zero temps (<-in C of course)
    there is a chance of getting more dustings later this week.
    Personally I would prefer the higher average temps and the usual rain.

    I much prefer snow (especially when only in dustings and small amounts)
    to freezing rain.... Regular rain is just a bit too weird for this area
    this time of year.... although I heard something about high winds, rain
    and possible thunder overnight tonight.... ;0

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thursday, February 07, 2019 20:14:27
    Hey Nancy!

    I much prefer snow

    Not me unless of course we're talking about freezing rain which I wasn't. Wet and above freezing cold is normal for this time of year. What we're experiencing now is not the norm for Febuary although snow in Febuary isn't unheard of ... it's just not normal. The gale force winds predicted for just south of us is what has me nervous, especially if the snow is heavy and wet. :::shudder:::

    although I heard something about high winds, rain and possible
    thunder overnight tonight.

    Minus the thunder, it sounds like our forecast for overnight until Saturday. Also replace rain with snow although here at sea level it could fall as rain. The high winds have got me spooked.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Monday, February 11, 2019 01:02:06
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 07-Feb-2019 20:14 <=-

    I much prefer snow

    Not me unless of course we're talking about freezing rain which I
    wasn't.

    I was, though.... Or, almost as bad, rain that turns snow into ice...

    Wet and above freezing cold is normal for this time of year.
    What we're experiencing now is not the norm for Febuary although snow
    in Febuary isn't unheard of ... it's just not normal. The gale force winds predicted for just south of us is what has me nervous,
    especially if the snow is heavy and wet. :::shudder:::

    Heavy wet snow isn't much fun either.... and can be almost as bad as an
    ice storm....

    although I heard something about high winds, rain and possible
    thunder overnight tonight.

    Minus the thunder, it sounds like our forecast for overnight until Saturday. Also replace rain with snow although here at sea level it
    could fall as rain. The high winds have got me spooked.

    As well they might.... as it turned out, I didn't hear any thunder that night.... but we certainly had the high winds.... for over 24 hours....

    Hope yours weren't too bad, and your precipitation was rain... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Monday, February 11, 2019 14:57:06
    Hallo Nancy!

    Heavy wet snow isn't much fun either.... and can be almost as bad
    as an ice storm....

    So far, other than all the snow accumulating, we've been pretty lucky given that we're number one as far as amount of snow is concerned. :::knock on wood:::

    Hope yours weren't too bad, and your precipitation was rain

    No such luck but at least we've still got power. :::knock on wood:::

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thursday, February 14, 2019 01:36:10
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 11-Feb-2019 14:57 <=-

    Heavy wet snow isn't much fun either.... and can be almost as bad
    as an ice storm....

    So far, other than all the snow accumulating, we've been pretty lucky given that we're number one as far as amount of snow is concerned. :::knock on wood:::

    So at least you get bragging rights... <G> Nice when that isn't
    accompanied by other nasties.... ;)

    Hope yours weren't too bad, and your precipitation was rain

    No such luck but at least we've still got power. :::knock on wood:::

    Oh, well... still having power is a very good thing.... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 21:04:52
    Hola Nancy!

    So at least you get bragging rights...

    I'll reserve them until Saturday after storm three is supposedly over before cashing in any bragging rights. At this point in time it looks like we've already broken all snow records. Methinks this next storm is probably overkill.

    still having power is a very good thing

    Yes it is, especially since it is impossible to get out and being snowed in alone without distractions would be a very bad thing. As we speak it is dark outside as well as cold and I'd much rather it stay out.

    La vida es buena,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Monday, February 18, 2019 21:33:56
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 13-Feb-2019 21:04 <=-

    So at least you get bragging rights...

    I'll reserve them until Saturday after storm three is supposedly over before cashing in any bragging rights. At this point in time it looks like we've already broken all snow records. Methinks this next storm
    is probably overkill.

    Sounds like it.... ;)

    still having power is a very good thing

    Yes it is, especially since it is impossible to get out and being
    snowed in alone without distractions would be a very bad thing. As we speak it is dark outside as well as cold and I'd much rather it stay
    out.

    Quite agreed on that.... :) Hopefully you've stayed warm... :) And
    the lights have stayed on.... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Monday, February 18, 2019 20:26:00
    Hey Nancy!

    Hopefully you've stayed warm... :) And the lights have stayed
    on.... :)

    Yes and yes. The weather gurus are predicting this weather (cold and potential
    snow) will hang on for the rest of the month so we're not out of the woods yet.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Friday, February 22, 2019 01:13:06
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 18-Feb-2019 20:26 <=-

    Hopefully you've stayed warm... :) And the lights have stayed
    on.... :)

    Yes and yes. The weather gurus are predicting this weather (cold and potential snow) will hang on for the rest of the month so we're not
    out of the woods yet.

    In that case, stay warm and safe... :) And may the lights stay on,
    too... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thursday, February 21, 2019 19:15:00
    Hey Nancy!

    In that case, stay warm and safe

    That is the plan. You too. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Monday, February 25, 2019 18:38:44
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 21-Feb-2019 19:15 <=-

    In that case, stay warm and safe

    That is the plan. You too. :-)

    We are attempting to.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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