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#3460857 - 08/20/14 11:09 PM Hoping you really love winter...
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16339
Loc: Michigan
I had a feeling...and I was right:

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/weather/polar-vortex-in-septembers-forecast-20140806

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/fall-2014-forecast-polar-vortex/31254218

Based on winter cycles, I figured we were really going to get battered like they did 1977-early 80s. Heck, I was born during one of the nastiest snow storms in my state's history...


Here, the summer never really recovered...and the signs here are not good...leaves are already falling off the trees! You can sense the changes coming...

And that said, I'm not hyping....just getting prepared! I really want to be wrong, but I get the feeling that I am not. I'm looking over everything, from my older furnace (which seems to be in good health) to our cars....even our health! Yep, the extreme cold made my few issues (like asthma) even worse...

I've been talking to a few people, who either think I'm totally nuts, or just being smart and prepared. smile Either way, I'm expecting a brutal winter even worse than last year (if that is even possible!) And I was hoping for a warmer winter this year too....

Any of you feeling the same? Or do I get to join the tin hat club? grin


The floor is yours..... wink
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#3460885 - 08/21/14 12:24 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
montero1 Offline


Registered: 01/26/06
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Loc: Md, USA
BRING IT ON!!
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#3460889 - 08/21/14 12:41 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 2186
Loc: VA
I'm feeling the same as you. Last winter was pretty epic as far as temperatures and this summer has been delightfully mild. If the pattern continues it is shaping up to be a bad winter. I'm personally digging this 'global warming/climate change' (whatever best fits the argument at the moment) stuff.

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#3460896 - 08/21/14 12:54 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 7828
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Winter? What's that?

Here leaves start to fall in the middle of December, although we don't have many trees that shed leaves!
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#3460916 - 08/21/14 02:23 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1979
Loc: Greatest Earth on Show, UT
I would welcome winter, although I doubt it will come particularly early or be "severe" (defined as highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s) here. It is still getting into the low to mid 90s regularly, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few 100+ days in the next few weeks, and I could see temps staying in the 80s into mid-October. I hate SoCal "weather"!
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#3460921 - 08/21/14 02:58 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 6232
Loc: S California
I'll sell you snowflake credits for $20 a piece. How many would you like?

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#3460933 - 08/21/14 04:17 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
horse123 Offline


Registered: 09/06/13
Posts: 1198
Loc: Zimbabwe
Alright, that's it, I'm escaping to Bora Bora.

Catch you guys when they figure out what internet is.

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#3460936 - 08/21/14 04:48 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
As long as it translates to snow in the mountains I could care less. I get white fever at work and head to the mountains for the knee deep stuff to ski in.
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#3460937 - 08/21/14 04:55 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30830
Loc: ME
Old Farmers Almanac also predicting a worse one for the eastern 2/3 of US.

My car's got one foot in the grave and I'm looking for another that will accept its snow tires. laugh

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#3460940 - 08/21/14 05:06 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 3012
Loc: Southeastern, PA
It has been a mild summer here in southeastern PA. July was like June. August has been like July. So far, we haven't had any "dog days", which is OK with me as I've taken a week off work to putter around the house. You may be right, we might be in for a whopper of a winter (I'm still looking at the brush & tree limb pile from that ice storm we had last winter).

eljefino, that's heck of a prerequisite for a used car, "It has to accept size such-e-such tires".


Edited by Rick in PA (08/21/14 05:08 AM)
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#3460953 - 08/21/14 06:02 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 10008
Loc: Upstate NY
We'll see how this plays out. I'm hoping it'll be a mild one, but given how cool it's been all summer and how the leaves are already starting to turn, I suspect it won't be.
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#3460959 - 08/21/14 06:12 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: Rick in PA]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30830
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: Rick in PA


eljefino, that's heck of a prerequisite for a used car, "It has to accept size such-e-such tires".


To be more specific it has to take 4x100 rims which means civics, corollas, escorts, saturns, cobalts... The tires might be 10mm skinnier than OE but that's not a "bad thing".

And since I have $300 tied up in snows which would go on a $300 car I don't feel my expectations are that unreasonable. wink

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#3460965 - 08/21/14 06:21 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
css9450 Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 1724
Loc: Glen Ellyn, IL
My favorite season is winter, so I say - bring it on! I like snow... None of this gray salty and muddy mess we get during most "mild" winters.

Last year, we got a lot of snow, yes, and it never really melted between snowfalls, but it was rarely more than about 4 inches per storm. I went through a lot of snowblower gas. But it was hardly the "snowpocalypse" the local media made it out to be. Chicago media loves to over-react about the weather!

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#3460968 - 08/21/14 06:22 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
itguy08 Offline


Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 2714
Loc: Somewhere
I say BRING IT ON!!!!! I love winter. The cold doesn't bother me in the least bit. Snowblower is ready, shovels are still good, boots will be waterproofed, and sweaters are A OK. Bring on the snow too!

A local college's meteorology professor has been saying we're nearing one of the coldest years on record for central PA. I Think its at #3 now as we're around 3 degrees below the average.

I noticed yesterday that some trees along the highway are already starting to turn colors so I think we may be getting cold early this year!

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#3460975 - 08/21/14 06:39 AM Re: Hoping you really love winter... [Re: daves87rs]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 8004
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hmmmm... I think I'll have to put in a request for a blower for the tractor this year. Last year I bent up the rear blade pushing back banks in March.
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