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Coming In Like A Lion Or A Lamb?


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#1 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The weather channel has issued a province wide wind warning for tonight/tomorrow. Wind chills well over -60 with mean temps. of -40 or more. Happy March, everybody!!
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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Same thing down here. -30* F last night and a high of 14* F today. Winds of 25 - 30 MPH tomorrow with 2 - 4 " of snow tonight. Supposed to get to 10 -12 * F tomorrow actual temp. I thing March is going to came in like a Lion and I sure hope for all of us it goes out like a Lamb.  Stay safe, stay warm.         Roger.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 01:46 AM

In like a Lion, out like a Tiger!  I don't look for early spring, gonna be a cold and wet one this year. Now they say might even be a cool summer........sheesh!  Here in IN someday someone just throws a switch and it is summer!  No gradual, it just shows up all at once, usually early June before really warm.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 05:36 AM

I just heard of a prediction that says we will have snow in the fields in the middle of April. Man, that thought is about depressing. I enjoy the snowplowing, but I had enough for one year. 


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Brrr, no thank you.
Please be careful.
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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:02 AM

It was really cold and windy here yesterday with snow squalls and slippery spots where the wind was blowing the snow across the sun warmed pavement. This morning it was -20C, - 4F here but calm and clear. It looks like a lamb here but one that's been in the deep freeze. 


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:08 AM

In like a Lion, out like a Tiger!  I don't look for early spring, gonna be a cold and wet one this year. Now they say might even be a cool summer........sheesh!  Here in IN someday someone just throws a switch and it is summer!  No gradual, it just shows up all at once, usually early June before really warm.

If I might draw your attention to a forecast which was made sometime in November, from the Weather Channel, they claimed that the jet stream was going to settle down and that while the most northern states would be colder than average through February, that the South and Central areas of the states would enjoy a warmer than average winter.  While I was focused mainly on NC where I live, as I recall the "warmer" area included anything south of the Great Lakes.  With snow and ice storms TWICE in Atlanta and other southern states, it would seem they missed the mark badly back in November.

 

And frankly, I wish they would quit making long range forecasts if they can't get the accuracy up.  


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:18 AM

In addition to Howard's comments, They have missed the mark for January and February as well.  So don't take stock in these long range forecasts.  Heck they can't seem to get the short range that accurate.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:35 AM

Who cares how the dang thing comes and exits as long as it does soon!! :wallbanging:


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 10:54 AM

They have changed the forecast 5 times in the last 2 days.

This weekend was 1 to 4 at home. Then 6 to 10 now 6 to 12.

Morgantown 1 or less then 4 to 8 now 1 to 2.

They have no clue

Edited by toomanytoys84, March 01, 2014 - 10:55 AM.

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:15 AM

I just heard of a prediction that says we will have snow in the fields in the middle of April.  

 

PA plow day in mid-April may be a different type of plowing this year.

 

I can just see half the tractors with snow plows clearing the way. :thumbs:


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:23 AM

It's the "crying wolf" that bothers me. Being the creatures that we are, we soon stop believing the forecasts that call for extremes and then don't deliver. Someday there will be a terrible loss because we have become desensitised to the warnings. It didn't get as cold as predicted here, only -38 with a light breeze, and with close to 300lbs. of furry dogs in the house ready to hop on the bed  if the wood fire went out, who'da cared if He!! froze over anyway, lol.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:31 AM

I am no farmer but i heard over the years the longer the snow cover on the ground the better the hay season? Any truth behind this?
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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:37 AM

It's the "crying wolf" that bothers me. Being the creatures that we are, we soon stop believing the forecasts that call for extremes and then don't deliver. Someday there will be a terrible loss because we have become desensitised to the warnings. It didn't get as cold as predicted here, only -38 with a light breeze, and with close to 300lbs. of furry dogs in the house ready to hop on the bed  if the wood fire went out, who'da cared if He!! froze over anyway, lol.

To an extent this does happen with hurricanes.  Over dramatizing of predicted hurricane winds and storm surge, with then fizzle.  Small wonder people begin to say " We'll just ride it out".  Then one day the hurricane meets or exceeds all predictions, and major loss of life.  I don't mind some forecasting, but would truly prefer less "confidence" about the prediction.  Maybe there should be some "truth in advertising" laws applied here:

Our forecast calls for rain tomorrow, but we are right only 30 % of the time.  Pay attention to the radar in a few hours to see what will really happen. 


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 04:12 PM

In like a lamb here in western PA, mid 40's.  First time in a while, but that is bad news if lore says it will be out like a lion.  Still lots of snow on the ground & they are saying 6-12 tomorrow.  Warm up the snow blower!

 

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