gravitylover

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  1. Yeah I've gotten more than my share just scrolling through the threads. It's opened up all sorts of time so I can waste it on Fb or other forums.
  2. Yup. Yeah names get away from me, you could be right.
  3. No it's he who was known as nycweathernow aka Tony. He's been floating around for years under a variety of names, he gets banned and comes back over and over like it's a game.
  4. Anecdotally I can say that I agree that the spring and early summers after low/no snow winters have dramatically lower numbers of ticks and fewer of those are as aggressive as they are after big winters with long duration snowpacks. Last year was one of the lowest infestations in a long time, spring 2012 was even better and I think that was because it was drier.
  5. I'd love to get a look at that report and research. Is that something you can post here? With all the time I spend in the woods it's important and I try to read up on it as often as I can.
  6. I looked at cams and by noon it looked like the rain line was just about to Saratoga, maybe 1 exit south of town. The road was completely covered from there up right down to the Thruway. I had solid mist all afternoon. I hate this stuff, it doesn't measure up to squat but it thoroughly soaks everything and keeps it wet and makes mud, lots of mud. The coming dry and cool ought to do wonders to dry out the surface, boy I hope so.
  7. I was in Ridgefield from about 1pm and it started misting as I got there. From there to home it hasn't stopped and has been soaking wet since, it's just north of you.
  8. Lol. It appears she sings though. I use I70 to delineates SE from Mid Atlantic and it's works most of the time. Sorta. Up here it's like there's a zone between I78 and 84 that could be either MA or NE. Unfortunately that puts the bulk of the population in a tough spot. If you're not a snow person head for Philly (sorry folks ) and if you want to be within sight distance of real winter head for Kingston or Pittsfield.
  9. At least this year there were a few wintry storms and it's the only time I got below 0 (so far) this winter. At this point my frozen precip accumulations are higher than they were in 11/12 but that's not saying much.
  10. Yeah but the first storm in that series was a disaster up here. The sheer number of trees down, roads blocked (and closed for days) and power out for a week was a HUGE pain in the rear. No heat for a week when the highest temperature is in the 20's sucks.
  11. I guess my 5th graders brain didn't register that winter as being terribly significant but the next winter sure made an impression. What is kind of floating around is this was the winter that the kids on my block developed our winter play regime with snow forts in the plow banks and because it was cold we were able to ice down some of them and make sled runs and crazy bike jumps and stuff. I guess it's the cold that has stuck with me rather than the snow but that could be because I was about as close to the coast on the South Shore of Long Island as you could get. The next winter we had a plan and things got built on a grand scale because we had real snows, twice in the space of a few weeks we had storms that nearly made it to the second rail on the front yard fences. It's that 77/78 winter that flipped my weather weenie switch.
  12. Such a great spot, I went to school at Castleton for a while. Have fun! Did they get the freezing mist other places near there got?
  13. 1 storm of consequence doesn't "make a winter", at least I've never felt that way. Sure it might get the numbers about where they need to be but IMO that's not what it's all about.
  14. I'm still confident that we'll get a decent storm but that won't make it a good winter, even if it's a 2 footer it won't make it a good winter.
  15. LOL Sorry dude. I bet that the groomers that get done will be good just be aware that places that weren't touched or sheltered ought to be crunchy under some fresh stuff that's falling now.
  16. Well, then March should be like May and April like June. I'm gonna go clean my golf clubs and put a new blade on the mower, I got the tennis racket restrung last week so that's good to go.
  17. It's heavy freezing mist all the way up to Stowe now. Several ski areas are actually talking about how ugly the crust is getting on all exposed areas. By Saturday the areas that have been groomed should be good but firm, open natural areas will be frustrating and the only tree areas that will be skiable are under dense pines hardwoods will be out of the question for a while. Yup same here but 33.2. I think we're pretty close now on the seasonal total.
  18. Just gross out there now. 33° with mixed regular and white rain with dense fog.
  19. I was going to do the right thing and measure before the rain but... sleep. My last eyeball measurement was about a half inch but it was snowing pretty hard at that point. Now, after ~8 hours of rain and fog there's still a nice coating on natural and elevated surfaces, pavement never got covered. It's still 32° so maybe it'll hold on for a bit longer.
  20. I've been doing that for a few days here. 32.5/30/S2/SN- It's light to moderate white rain really, such a tease
  21. I have light to moderate white rain, temp is on the way down and is hovering at 32 at the moment but with a mostly south wind I'm questioning whether it goes any lower. While it's always nice to see flakes it kinda sux when you know it's futile. I think I'm over this winter.
  22. More sun = more growth = more allergens waiting to ruin your day A couple of years ago we had a very wet and gloomy spring that didn't really end until around Memorial Day. This left the local forests with nearly no understory until late June and it never fully recovered from the slow start. Unfortunately the mold was pretty terrible...