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Doesn't feel like winter yet 'round here ...

by Bill Osler / December 23, 2006 8:19 AM PST

I've been thinking about the contrast between this area and Denver the last few days. I was in Denver back in ~'82 when a similar storm came through around Christmas and pretty much closed the city down for a day or two. The view from my parents' condo was lovely ... but we couldn't go anywhere for a few days. I was glad we had power and a refrigerator full of food.

This week I've been listening to the reports from Denver with a very different perspective. Today I rode my bike for 2 hours in near-70 temperatures. There was just the slightest hint of a chill in the air when we rode through the shady parts of the country roads.

I couldn't have asked for a better Fall day. Except it isn't Fall. I'm sure that the cold days are coming, probably pretty soon, but it sure doesn't feel very 'wintry' right now.

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same here, hudson valley, ny
by WOODS-HICK / December 23, 2006 11:01 AM PST

t-shirts in december, my only christmas that I ever decorated a tree in t and shorts, was the time I lived in so cal. it was very weird from a northern born viewpoint.

I like the four seasons, snows blanket, trees crackle, ice sparkles, and spring is always a beautiful rebirth. let it snow!

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(NT) Winter? We've got spring flowers bloomin'
by C1ay / December 23, 2006 11:19 PM PST
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And, if I were so inclined....
by Angeline Booher / December 24, 2006 1:22 AM PST

.... some of the cool weather grass could stand a mowing.

Me? I'm just hoping the coming freezing weather will just make the blades snap off as the dogs run around the yard. Happy

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our weather is crazy
by jonah jones / December 24, 2006 1:38 AM PST

250 miles south people are sunbathing and snorkelling
150 miles south it rained all day yesterday, floods and some damage
35 miles to the west it was gale force winds
here it was very dry, not a cloud in the sky and in the shade very cold, daffodils are blooming
30 miles north it snowed on the high ground

weird stuff is happening


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In my corner of the universe
by JP Bill / December 23, 2006 11:40 PM PST

Eastern Canada official temp, 44 today normal 28.

58 on my thermo. (in the sun)

Ground is bare and brown.

No forecast of snow.

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Yep, Toronto feels like early fall. Most peculiar.
by Ziks511 / December 24, 2006 1:44 AM PST

Newspapers report that squirrels have given up the idea of starting their semi-hibernation, and are now trying to start new families, which suggests that mating behavior is temperature linked. For all that we've seen geese flying south, there are lots of other non-seasonal birds still around. I was still hearing the local Killdeer doing its evening call until 2 weeks ago.

While I think that addressing issues of CO2 emission is a good idea, I am skeptical that global warming is solely the result of greenhouse gasses. I think there's lots of other stuff going on to contribute to this upward trend, but if you don't control what you can control then you're just being plain foolish and are leaving yourself with no margin for error whatsoever.


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Nice here for several days, as well
by Angeline Booher / December 24, 2006 2:35 AM PST

Including today (Saturday).

But tonight the rain moves in, around all day tomorrow, and then snow showers as the cold arrives tomorrow night. I reckon it could hit your area late Tuesday or Wednesday.

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