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  1. I was surprised to see trillium poking up in the spot on the north side of the porch. I thought they'd wait for it to warm at least a little more.
  2. Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Better than a couple years ago when we had long unusual warm and everything came along too early and we had three days with 15 degree lows and at least one day not above freezing. Apple and pear buds looked like somebody had taken a blowtorch to them. Burned and fell off. At least when it finally warms up this year it'll be harder to turn back.
  3. Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    It is cold upstairs. 45 when I got up, 38 now and it just snowed for ten minutes or so.
  4. March or BUST! - Pattern & Model Discussion

    That pic from Canaan is pure sugaring season. The angle of the light, the way that snow looks even in a photo reminds me of nothing more than the beginning of sugaring season. There had to be just a ton of water in the storms that came through because it has been sunny and 40-45 for highs and there's still significant amounts about in the back yard not counting the banks and piles. Cold nights refreezing it has given it quite the legs. In December or January that'd be gone in a day even with the low light.
  5. March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Can't complain over this way... snowed all day yesterday but didn't accumulate on bare pavement until last night, I cleared maybe 4 inches off the driveway this morning and that's not counting what added up on the existing snow from the all day light to occasionally moderate stuff. Not bad for a storm where the good stuff was way off to the east.
  6. Blizzard 2018 Take II: The Firehose

    Chiropractor/cardiologist special out there. There's a lot of water in that snow. Another branch took the cable wire off the house, had to tack it back on and a couple of pieces of the siding. The irony is that a couple of weeks ago they rewired out there and did a really professional job but moved it get it out from threading through a pine. So the pine dropped one on it from way up.
  7. Blizzard 2018 Take II: The Firehose

    Big branch just dropped off the pine tree between my house and the neighbor's. Going to be a lot sunnier on that side of the house now!
  8. Blizzard 2018 Take II: The Firehose

    1-3 predicted last night to WSW 5-9 locally 12 this morning looks like 2 down and just dumping in Schenectady. Heavy stuff, the evergreens are slumping.
  9. That earlier pic reminds me of a few years ago where down at the house in Schenectady we got maybe 4 inches of slush and a lot of rain, 1000 feet up in western Schenectady county they got whacked. I remember one tree stump with a mushroom cap on it about five times wider than the tree it came so fast and big flakes up there. They had to get 2 1/2 feet easy. It was edging on spring time, riding my bike up there was a hoot between 8 foot banks, in the state forest people are cross county skiing and I'm riding my bicycle along next to them on the road.
  10. February is upon us - pattern change is in order

    My banter contribution to this: we're trying to get out of Dodge early Saturday morning on an airplane. I think I know exactly what the weather is going to be doing!
  11. Feb 5 - Rainer w/ some snow in NNE

    That's because any amount of snow in any form is something quite unusual but cold rain to freeze is totally run of the mill nowadays.
  12. Feb 5 - Rainer w/ some snow in NNE

    I gotta put the trail cam out in my back yard again. Lots of very intriguing tracks in the inch or so of wet slushy with crust on top.
  13. Feb 1-2 Anafront wave disco

    Schenectady got a tiny bit of rain that froze up quickly on smooth surfaces. I wasn't totally awake leaving for work, pulled out of the garage remembered I forgot something in the house and when I carelessly stepped out of the car almost tore my ACL. I thought I was awake then but really got a thrill when I stopped at a stop sign, saw an SUV coming a bit away and started to cross when I realized they were coming way too fast to be planning to stop. Punched it and the Hakkas did their thing, I looked in the mirror to see the guy sliding through all four wheels locked and terror on his face. I laughed and laughed.
  14. January 29/30 snow event

    Ha. Cat tracks on a tin roof are visible in Schenectady and that's deep winter around these parts now I guess.
  15. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    I was going to say I miss those ones where they seem to move on a ENE line from Binghamton up through and my neck of the woods would get whacked. In my back yard, I get it, but I still can sigh reminiscently can't I? There were the years where it was a veritable parade of them and of course that's what sticks in my memory.