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It's a perfect 70 here, partly cloudy. I've got the veranda doors open with a nice breeze blowing through. 83% humidity and a very pleasant breeze. I'm about to go for a nice afternoon run.
I woke in the middle of the night last night to a heavy rainstorm which was completely unexpected.

I also checked my okra and found 6 more sprouts this morning. Add that to the sprouts I started indoors which are about 2-3 in tall, and I'm on my way to my target of 15-20. I'm going to cram them into a long box, and hope they don't crowd each other to death.
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Today sunshine and cold. A foot of snow on the ground. Tonight 28 degrees F and calm. The only thing growing around here is ice.
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We are supposed to be in the 50's this weekend if we didnt get rain all week I would think about getting out the tiller but right now that would just end in a muddy mess

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jal_ut wrote:"With a snowpack like you've had this year James, does that delay your spring planting? I mean, you have to wait for the snow to melt, then wait for the ground to dry out."

You can always go shoot that seed in with a Shotgun! :wink:
Reminds me of Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice. "It's shot from guns"! That dates me. I wonder if it really was shot from guns in some strange way! Maybe some kind of giant grain popper.

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This mornings sunrise sky.
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You would have had a good laugh if you had seen me out this morning to grab that shot. House coat, rubber boots, and camera sloshing out through 2 feet of snow go get a good vantage point.
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No matter what the season you have a magnificent view.

It is 66 degrees now, but it feels colder. I think the weather service anemometer must be stuck. It says the wind is calm and it is howling outside and I can hear things blowing around.

High winds and high surf are the usualy thing for this time of the year. The sun still doesn't come up till 7:15 and it will set at 6:11 so a little shy of 11 hours of sunlight.
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jal_ut, maybe we could trade houses for a week. Hahaha. Think of it like a time share! I'd sure love to see some snow.
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This morning a foot of fresh snow on top of what we already had. I started the John Deere tractor and moved the snow off the driveway. Took the snow shovel to the walks. That got me to panting.
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This is what greeted me on the patio this morning:

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Wow. That much snow like that would be a rare sight here. Lots of steady rain and gusts today -- it would have been "funner" (as my kids would say) if only the temps had been cold enough to be snow rather than rain.
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At present 37 degrees F. I just hope that when this decides to move on that it doesn't get really cold. The forecast has this stormy situation going into Friday. Its when the storm moves on that the temperatures usually drop. I took a cup (gallon) of seed out to the bird feeder. There are about 150 of those Eu Doves coming to the feeder. Whoever turned those things loose in this country sure did the local birds a dis-service. So with the garden covered with about 30 inches of snow, I sit here on my butt and play on the computer.
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This is Day 6 for some daytime hours with above freezing. There was even 1 night that stayed above freezing. Still, there is plenty of snow around.

My shoveled paths on the lawn are mud. My paths on concrete this afternoon are puddles of water - they all will be ice by tomorrow morning.

The thermometer has been in the 30's F for nearly 24 hours with continuous overcast and fog :roll: . ... may as well live on the coast :wink: . I suppose I shouldn't hope too hard for change. One never knows what the "change" might be ..!

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We have had more rain than snow this winter. Hit 60 on saturday. Went out to check on the garlic since it was nice out and it was a good thing I did too. In my rush to get it in planted in the new barrels I got I forgot to put some drain holes in and both barrels were full to the brim with water. Hopefully the garlic will be alright but will have to wait to know for sure

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Another 6 inches of snow came overnight.
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I'm afraid it is going to be cold behind this group of storms. Our lowest prediction for this week is 13 degrees, but that's up from the original forecast of 11. Probably colder up Utah way!

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Well so far we have not had any of that sub zero stuff. Today at 9:50 AM it is 21 degrees. Getting a bit of sunshine. Been having snow. If it clears up, that is when the temperature drops. I am sitting right at 5000 ft elevation here. I am in a mountain valley that is about 30 miles long and 7 miles wide. When we get an inversion, that cold is locked down in the valley and we don't even have a breeze to move the smoke. It can get nasty.
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Friday February 3, 11:25 AM the temperature is 32 degrees F There is a bit of fog in the air, but the sun can come through a bit.
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Superbowl Monday morning. I walked down to a local bar today for the superbowl. They had free beer and half price wings. The weather was pretty warm. I didn't check the temperature before I left, but I ended up carrying my jacket after half way and didn't even put it on on the way back. It was pretty overcast as well. Once I got home, I turned on the AC. Only for about an hour, but still had it going.
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At the nearest Weather Service station the overnight low temperature looks like it will be: about 33°f.
The wind is about the same: 33. But, that is miles per hour and sustained with gusts to 38 mph.
The snow is lower: the WS station says it lost 1" of the 13 inches on the ground.
Here at home: temperatures might be higher, winds might be lower, snow cover might have been higher to begin with.
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39 degrees F, about 2 feet of snow on the ground, likely more coming tonight. Nothing growing except ice. So...... I sit and play on the computer and look at old pictures.

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It's been snowing for three days and has finally stopped! -9.4F right now.
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We have been lucky again this year. Today we have thunder showers with temps in the 40's. So far this year every time they predict a big snowstorm we get maybe 2-3 inches instead. Then it warms up a few days after and melts it all

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After raining/snowing all night with high winds and temperatures in the 30's, it cooled down at dawn yesterday. That's right. Even with sunshine and blue sky, it was colder yesterday than overnight.

Still, there was all this street flooding! Plenty of snow everywhere, about a half inch rain, melting continued in areas with full sun - what a mess! Then the sun went down.

Temperature at 20°f this morning! Ice everywhere. I see on television that there was a fatal car/train accident not far from here. No crossing arm across that intersection. It's not difficult to imagine what happened ...

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Rain, rain, rain........ 40 degrees F and breezy. We still have a pretty good snow cover, but it is shrinking up some with the rain. Its OK, in this high desert country we are always happy to get water.
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High 60's predicted today; low 70's tomorrow. Nice, but this is what triggers fruit trees to bloom early almost every year, with the result that the fruit will freeze later and die. They say in this area we only have a good fruit year about once every 7 years. :( But I guess we'll see what happens.

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Overcast, 31 degrees, foggy, looks a lot like winter. No bees flying.
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jal_ut wrote:Overcast, 31 degrees, foggy, looks a lot like winter. No bees flying.
Did I ever share my family cookbook?

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Looking good this week Mid 40s low 50's all week and then 60s this weekend. If it stays dry I might be able to get the tiller out.

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Hey, I bet you folks with tons of snow could easily make one of these! :-()


https://www.yokotekamakura.com/01_event/ ... tumei.html

We hardly ever get enough snowfall, but when kids were little, we used to dig a hollow/cave in the side of giant snowpiles the street plow left behind (we live on a "circle"/cull-de-sac) if the snow was clean enough. :D

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Fun applestar. Haven't done that in quite a while. :)

Today 28 degrees F and sunny. Not a cloud in sight. A foot of snow still on the ground. The only thing growing is ice.
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February 24, snowing, 22 degrees. Won't be planting anything this week. :(
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AppleStar would it be okay to do that construction with whale femurs during about 90 minutes of Arctic sunlight? After completion, light could be from a single oil lamp with a lichen wick. If it is too cold overnight, the dogs will need to be brought inside. Not so much for their benefit but for the humans ...

Three days running, it has stopped with snow flurries and the sun has broken through the overcast during the afternoon. I don't think my greenhouse interior receives 1 drop of sunshine later than 3pm on any February day but a few hours of early sun really helps and the buckets of snow I put in there on Sunday should have melted so that I can water the bok choy again. It is a very nice afternoon right now ...

Everything was white outdoors at daylight this morning but the skiff of snow soon melted off the roads altho it is only now above freezing. Old snow from last fall and continuing covers about 50% of my lawn. Shade and shovel, you know.

Snow forecast for tomorrow afternoon but, just maybe, we will have morning sunshine for the bok choy and a flat of potting soil and onion seeds!
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We now have about 2 hours more sunlight ..

. (well, light, at least) than the shortest day of the year ..

. up here (or down here) at 48°N latitude!

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It's 6:30am and 1.4F outside. Should warm up after today.

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30 degrees, overcast and snowing. I went out and got on the Big Green and moved snow off the driveway.
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17 degrees here this evening. 18 inches of snow on the lot. Seems like winter.
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A whoppin 44 degrees this morning. The snow is off the plot. The sun is shining. I reckon the ground is still too damp for much planting, but it is gettin there. The daffodils are coming up, but no blooms yet.
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after weeks (months?) of hardly-winter weather (fruit trees blooming early, spring bulbs up), it's 17F this morning...

that'll teach 'em, i guess. i tried to warn 'em...

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