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Eating my words

Forecast for tonight has been upgraded to 3-5 inches of snow. Forecast for tomorrow has been upgraded to 1-2 inches. Still getting up to 50 on Wednesday. Not gonna hurt the seeds any, the moisture will help. We still need more. Of course I’m supposed to go out to my dam tomorrow morning. Maybe I’ll delay it a day or two, but I only have a couple hours worth of work, so I COULD do it… but… if you can wait a day and not have to drive 60 miles in the snow, well…

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To all my poor eastern friends

If you’re tired of all your snow and cold, why not come and visit the high country of Western Colorado, where I think it’s gotten below freezing twice in the past month and I just planted spinach, onions and garlic in the garden!

(To be fair there is actually a chance of rain in the forecast for the next couple of days, but I don’t think there’s going to be enough snow to impact anything on this side of the mountains til next winter, sadly.)

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Weather

I was so glad when the wind blew on Monday, because at least it proved that there was still something going on out there in the atmosphere. I guess over in Denver they got snow, but over here it’s feeling like the spring runoff will be starting any day, two months early (this is what is known as a “Bad Thing”). Now they’re saying that there’s supposed to be a “slight” chance of rain this weekend, but the temperature is still going to be above freezing, so I don’t think it’s going to amount to much. Last winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record; I guess since we’re not trying to move the house from one side of town to the other this year it doesn’t feel the need to be unpleasant.

Maybe I need to go and wash my truck, or something.

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Well, damn

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It’s not even the middle of February. Guess there’s not going to be any fruit this year–just because it’s 70 now doesn’t mean that it’s not going to frost at some point. And those little blossoms sure don’t appreciate the cold…

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Sigh

I was hoping that if I waited long enough the snow would stop before I had to drive 30 miles and walk around out in it at my dam.

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I think it’s getting heavier.

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Scene from the mountainside

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Thank you little green survey instrument for confirming what I already knew to be true…

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noooooo

In the past hour the temperature has dropped 10 degrees…

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First frost…

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The grass is crispy and the roof is white. Seems early, but there you go.

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Apparently I live in Seattle now

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I’m up to almost an inch and a half since last Friday. Can’t remember the last time we got so much in so short a time.

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What’s so bad about global warming?

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We’re at 141 percent of average precipitation for this point in the year!

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I do believe that’s snow

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September 29, 2014 · 17:41

That’s a lot

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And it’s still raining…

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This could get unpleasant

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September 9, 2014 · 16:26

Tapping my heels together right now

If I never post again it’s probably because my office was sucked up to Oz–there’s some downright ungodly wind out there right now, and it’s knocking things over and around and any other direction you’d choose to point (the weather service is saying gusts of 40 mph, which seems a bit low). Just gonna hunch here next to my computer and whisper “there’s no place like home” over and over…

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