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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

The weather was just wonderful today.

High 60s, breezy, brilliant sunshine all day. Just the right kind of day for a football game, or a cookout, or a pleasant walk. I chose the third.

Trees are already changing colors, maybe 20% so far. Strong winds last night brought down a few branches and a lot of leaves. Sometime this week I'll have to look into raking them, cleaning the gutters, etc. Maybe later this week. Maybe get the snow blower out and fire it up. I usually run it every few weeks during the Summer, and charge the spark plug and oil before the snows arrive.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:38 PM

Tiny bit of a drizzle despite forecast for sunshine.

The heater is on even though the house got weatherized over the past two weeks. We are quite a bit more cozy.

Some pretty spectacular leaves on the sidewalks and streets, but few trees aflame. Squirrels are still busy, most of the yard is put to bed.

#3 yvonne johnson

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

Tomorrow, snow is forecast in NYC.
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#4 GG Mora

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:31 PM

Autumn? It's already winter here in VT, FFS. Could get 5 – 7 inches of white stuff tomorrow (got 2 or 3 last night; pretty, but...).

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:55 PM

Ditto for Poughkeepsie.
I guess fall clean-up will wait until spring.

#6 Rail Paul

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:53 PM

Ditto for Poughkeepsie.
I guess fall clean-up will wait until spring.


the forecast for snow is increasing by the hour...

8 to 14 inches in the northern and western NY suburbs

that's a lot for October.

“Jazz musicians just get better and better as the years go by. I think chefs are the same way. You know who you are.”

 

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:32 AM

Raining at a 45 degree angle, in bright sunlight, so of course, a bright rainbow to the east. 50ish. Some really pretty leaves, especially blueberries and Katsuras.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:35 PM

38 degrees F and snow is blowing sideways outside my windows

ETA: it is now 33 degrees F. And the snow has let up; mostly just freezing rain.

ETA2: Thunder, too, at 1:18.

Edited by Suzanne F, 29 October 2011 - 05:18 PM.

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#9 Rail Paul

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

38 degrees F and snow is blowing sideways outside my windows


The snow is coming down at a pretty rapid clip in western Essex County NJ right now. Our elevation is about 400 feet, so we'll see more snow, earlier than some other areas.

At 11am, there was a mix of snow and rain, but by 12 noon there was a half inch of slush and dense snow falling.


ETA @ 2.40pm

wind is howling, several decent sized branches have come down in the yard. electric wires and many branches are drooping.

visibility is down to a few hundred feet.

I brought up a fresh supply of wood for the fireplace, and I mixed up a few gallons of gasoline blend for the snow blower. With a decent supply of Calvados, I'm set for a while

Edited by Rail Paul, 29 October 2011 - 06:46 PM.

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#10 GG Mora

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:58 PM

First flakes are just starting to flutter down here. I'm glad we got winter prep done early this year all the planters are emptied, cleaned and stored, all the wood is stacked, all the late stuff from the garden is harvested and stored. Mr. Thing hitched up the plow to the truck last night, so we're good to go.

Guess I ought to go bring snow shovels up from the shed.

#11 Suzanne F

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

RP, if I were you I wouldn't waste the Calvados on the snow blower.

the people who flock to dine at the restaurant on account of its reputation/stars are getting their money's worth because what they are after is a piece of the reputation/stars and nothing else. their money is not wasted. -- mongo jones, 11/5/2014

 

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#12 yvonne johnson

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

Weather Underground is forecasting 6-10 inches of snow for tonight in NY.
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#13 Rail Paul

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

Weather Underground is forecasting 6-10 inches of snow for tonight in NY.


Quite Possibly.

We're at the six inch mark already, and about 20 miles west of you. The snow has resumed at a prodigious rate now, following a short respite.

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#14 yvonne johnson

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:40 PM


Weather Underground is forecasting 6-10 inches of snow for tonight in NY.


Quite Possibly.

We're at the six inch mark already, and about 20 miles west of you. The snow has resumed at a prodigious rate now, following a short respite.

Is it settling?

The streets are running with water here.
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#15 StephanieL

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:45 PM

It seems like whenever we get a bad storm, we get crossed phone wires or something similar and yesterday was no exception. First it was no dial tone, then beeping, then a dial tone with lots of static. We now can make static-filled calls, but if someone calls us the phone will ring once and then cut the person off. Well, Verizon will be around tomorrow (no Sunday work, ever) and since it's an outside issue we don't have to sit at home all day waiting for them.
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