East Coast folks, who wants to rant about the weather?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by popcornpuppy, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this has been a crazy winter and folks all over the country are seeing snow that usually don't. It just seems to me that although everyone is getting snow, the East Coast is getting pounded. Me personally, I've had it up to here with snow [​IMG]
    I just spent the last 3 hours shoveling out my coops from previous snow storms and I still can't get the coop doors open all the way [​IMG] And now to top it all off, here is the latest forcast from my local news. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Local Forecast
    Updated: Friday, 04 Feb 2011, 4:36 PM EST


    Brian Lapis
    Friday Night: Clear early; Thin Clouds Late

    Lows: 2-8 Winds: Light

    Saturday: Snow/Sleet Starts 10am-2pm

    Highs: 30-34 Winds: Light South

    Saturday Night: Snow/Sleet; Chance Rain Or Freezing Rain; Ends After Midnight

    Low: 22-28

    Sunday: Becoming Mostly sunny.

    Highs: 32-36

    Discussion:

    Winter Storm Watch in effect for Franklin County Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

    Clear skies early, increasing clouds expected overnight with temperatures dropping into the single digits.

    Cloudy skies kicking off our Saturday. The snowflakes will make their debut 10am-2pm. Through the afternoon we could see the snowflakes mixing with sleet, and possibly some freezing rain. The sleet and freezing rain will keep accumulation numbers down - we're looking at 3-6" throughout western Mass. IF we receive more snow than a wintry mix, then accumulations will be a little closer to 6". High temps on Saturday will be in the low 30s.

    Sunshine for Sunday, with highs in the 30s. We'll be tracking a quick system Monday night and Tuesday morning..

    Then watching a Nor'easter-style storm next Thursday. That one we have to keep a very close eye on..that's all I'm going to say.. I'd rather everyone WEAR red than SEE red today..
    Snowfall so far this season & records:

    November: 0.2"
    December: 6.7"
    January: 40.5" - A new record!!
    February: 14.0"
    Total: 61.4"

    Seasonal Average (Dec, Jan, Feb): 36.4"

    Yearly average: 49.4"

    Monthly record: 48.0" (March, 1956)

    Seasonal record: 107.7" (1996)
     
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  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That's why I moved south to NC. This winter i'm thinking if we aren't far enough south.

    Steve
     
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] After this winter, I'm seriously thinking about going back to Florida!
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    You know i tell myself I can deal with the triple didget heat since we have such mild winters that I can graze my animals 10 months out of the year without hay, but all this sudden snow... and cold... dangit! Why am I putting up with sub tropical heat and humidity if it gets so dang cold in the winters too!
    *grumbles and sulks* [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Thigh deep snow covered by half an inch of ice- try walking through that. This is NJ not Maine. I am an outdoors person-all of my interests (other than the Princess) are outdoors. I am imprisoned by this winter. I haven't been able to train dogs since Jan. 6. They are going as nuts as I am. I have completed all of my winter projects and am ready for spring. [​IMG]
     
  6. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oh my goodness I so agree!> I hate being couped up indoors, and the weather keeps alternating between deep snow and wet and ice, making training my ausi, horses, and prepping my spring garden difficult!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    OK, nothing but freezing rain so far. I guess this makes storm # 9. The almanac predicted 17 major storms this winter.[​IMG] That figure is third hand. My wife got it second hand at the beauty parlor.[​IMG] Has anyone been looking at the predictions for next week?[​IMG]
     
  8. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, right now we are getting the freezing rain like you. It's supossed to turn over to snow at some point later tonight at least in my area [​IMG] and then more precipitaion Monday night and the posibility of a huge storm on Thursday. I don't care how many storms we get, I care about the endless supply of snow [​IMG] My girls are not happy with the snow either; My chickens have literally been cooped up for a month and are on strike because of the weather. I have 54 chickens (38 of them are layers) and I'm getting half a dozen eggs a day. We also breed rabbits and my living room has become a make shift maternity ward so that we don't lose any babies to the cold & snow. So what did that silly Ground hog say about spring? I didn't try to find out because I could not handle bad news [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The woodchuck lied and said only six more weeks. When I was a kid (long, long ago:old) I turned a spare bedroom in our house into a maternity ward for raising rabbits in the winter. It also contained 15+ female hamsters that I bred for the pet shop trade. I had very tolerant parents.[​IMG]
     
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  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Awwwww, [​IMG] poor sourpuss, er, oh, I mean sourland [​IMG] Gotta tell ya, we're basking in the sunshine here today, have been for days. Light breeze, 60 something. I don't know how you guys put up with those winters. You will never, ever pry me off the west coast!

    (Note: I fully expect to now be struck down by previously unseen/unheard of blizzard conditions after making the above statement.)
     

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