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  1. Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Cut the lawn this past weekend, trees are starting to blossom, daffodils are blooming, put the A/C on today because we hit 82 and I swear I was bitten by the years first mosquito. Spring is here with a vengeance. Now I wait and watch for the murderous late winter or early spring frost/snowstorm to kill off everything but the mosquitos. Sigh.
  2. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Apple trees popped, a few blossoms showing, peach trees look like they are getting ready as well. Killer frost is likely some time in March, damn it all. I really wish spring would hold on just enough not to kill off everything again like last year.
  3. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I know that there has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the trend to an early spring, however. I pulled the mulch off of my banana trees so they will start growing again, betting the warmth continues. This means the chance for a late February, early March snowstorm has risen dramatically. Considering the overall uncertainty in predicting weather a month away, this is likely as predictive as any other methods. Just doing my part to help the cause.
  4. Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Venting Frustration! Apple trees starting to bud out, expecting the typical SC midlands killing frost to pop up in two weeks or so, sigh . I really wish spring would either hold on from here on out or that it turns cold soon and gets the last cold shot out of the way. This mid-february and near 70 degrees plays hell with my fruit trees.
  5. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I am with you on this one brother. Let's get spring going and my banana plants growing.
  6. 1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Glad so many got some action out of this one. Down in chapin I ended up with some icy bits on my windshield wipers that blew away as I drove to work. Streets were even pretty dry this morning.
  7. 1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Yes, not a darn flake on the ground and even my car is snow free. Bust.
  8. 1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Snowing in Chapin but no accumulation so far and everything is melting on contact. 34 degrees more or less.
  9. Yes, not much but it happened.
  10. Ice pellets, 1/4 of an inch or so. Ballantine sc.
  11. Flurries, down here by Columbia SC, flurries would be awesome.
  12. September Obs

    Nice cool damp morning, with 0.33" in the rain gauge this morning. Hot coffee on the front porch enjoying the cool dampness. It been a while. ☕️
  13. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    It would have to be a pretty catastrophic eruption to do much to global climate overall. A basaltic andesite volcano is slightly less likely to produce the high ash clouds in the kind of volume needed to effect climate. There is always a fair bit of uncertainty with these things so who knows? Still a really large eruption is never likely overall, thankfully those tend to be rare.
  14. Hurricane Irma

    GA, mandatory evac. all counties East of I-95, SC evac. is voluntary now, likely mandatory 10AM Saturday for coastal counties. Colleges on the coast closing now, asking students to go home.
  15. Hurricane Irma

    SC has declared a state of of Emergency. Reports of local grocery stores running out of bottled water. I am buying extra batteries, and getting propane today to beat any rush from an evacuation etc. If they evacuate Charleston the traffic around Columbia will be epic. http://www.wistv.com/story/36301422/gov-henry-mcmaster-declares-state-of-emergency-ahead-of-potential-irma-landfall