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#1 Eyesee

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:58 PM

The farmers in the great plains are predicting an early winter.
The winter crops are in but they are saying that winter will set in fast and that it will be a long one.
Like the last two winters were a picnic!

The trees here aren't changing colors. They are just dropping their leaves.
I have a black walnut tree in my yard. The sqirels have picked it clean already.

Any sign of ol' man winter anywhere else?
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:55 AM

Yup i have heard its gonna be ANOTHER BAD ONE like last year :(

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:12 PM

There is still unharvested corn in the fields in the Michiana area because of recent rains after that brief but beautiful week of Indian Summer. The trees changed colours, but the constant high winds over the past week or so have denuded the trees that turned.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:00 PM

I volunteer at a hippotherapy center. The horses are getting their winter coats earlier, and heavier, than usual.

I'll be picking up a set of snow tires for the minivan soon.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:54 PM

here in the Cradle of Idoicy there callin for frost tonight, the trees aren't turnin colors
just fallin off the trees....I think it's gonna be a bad one....

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:19 AM

The trees have changed colour and lost their leaves, and the first snowfall happend a month ago. Luckily the snow got drowned by the heavy rain these past weeks, so now only the mountains stand tall with their very white coat.

Looks like nothing has changed much from what's normal, and I can't say it is a fast winter either because then we'd have a lot of snow already. Tires had to be changed a week ago (due to heavy snowfalls on the mountainpasses :cold:), but temperatures have been pretty stable at 30-41°F (0-5°C).

So, yeah, a lot of signs of "ol' man winter" up here. :lol:

Edit: typo

Edited by Sirena, 21 October 2011 - 06:21 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:10 AM

here in the Cradle of Idoicy...


You'll have to narrow it down a bit, as is you could be anywhere in the US.:P

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:27 AM

OMG, Why can't I say that, Mate, with out up setting folks?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:16 PM

Plastic is going up on the windows in the house next weekend. It saved me a lot of money heating my old house last year. I put a fairly heavy plastic on the outside with a staple gun and lath as tight as I can get it and then also use the 3M window kits on the inside. Those 3M kits work really well and they are kind of fun to put up too!

Tested all my space heaters already. Glad I did too as one was really loud. Got it replaced already.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:56 PM

Flagstaff, AZ got snow on October 6.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:19 AM

Plastic is going up on the windows in the house next weekend. It saved me a lot of money heating my old house last year. I put a fairly heavy plastic on the outside with a staple gun and lath as tight as I can get it and then also use the 3M window kits on the inside. Those 3M kits work really well and they are kind of fun to put up too!

Tested all my space heaters already. Glad I did too as one was really loud. Got it replaced already.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
The last two winters were flat WICKED in the great plains!


I used to use the 3M shrink plastic, and I really liked how it worked ... but, my wife doesn't like the appearance, so-ooo ...

(Oddly, she grew up in Kansas!)

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:37 AM

I don't want to alarm any of you, but:

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the overall trend over the last 8000 years is a cool one.

Now is the time to stock up on hand warmers.

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#13 Eyesee

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

Whew!

Thanks John Who, I am much relieved now!
Good thing that global warming thing doesn't exist too!

I drove 3 hours one way today to go to the city to get supplies.
Everything in the plains is dry as a bone and looks like it could catch fire any minute.

Put your winter weatherization stuff up now folks, while it is still decent outside.
It will save you money in the long run.

Capn Easy - Tell your wife to close the curtains then you get double protection and she doesn't have to see the 3M window treatments. When I put them up they are pretty much clear. And my windows in the house are original. That dates them at almost 100 years old. I find that they help immensely.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:41 PM

It's hard to realize winter is coming when there have been too many days still with highs in the 70s here in the South. Had our first frost warning last night.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:29 AM

Whew!

Thanks John Who, I am much relieved now!
Good thing that global warming thing doesn't exist too!



Well, you know, you could stock up on BC t-shirts and underwear to help keep warm just in case.

There's always the

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Bleeping Computer Stadium Blanket, too.


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