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2015/16 Winter Banter, Complaint, Whining Thread - Part 2

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Someone planning a pond hockey tourney should know they are at the risk of the elements plus late February is a bit late in the year.

 

Even then, this is a Weather forum, not a Winter sports forum.

 

While it sucks for those folks who were looking forward to Ice Hockey on the pond, it's not something that a person whose primary focus is storm tracking would be worried about. 

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I feel for those with nothing better to do that they have to complain and whine about the post in a complaint, whining thread.

Thankfully it's going to be crazy windy so having to be at work with highs in the 50's is no big deal.. Tomorrow is the choice day here.

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Even then, this is a Weather forum, not a Winter sports forum.

 

While it sucks for those folks who were looking forward to Ice Hockey on the pond, it's not something that a person whose primary focus is storm tracking would be worried about. 

 

It's an off topic banter thread. I could make a comment about low flush rate toilets in this thread and it would be perfectly on-topic.

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i thought the post was fine, jonger

 

The tournament is fun to hang out at. My skating skills would need to be freshened up before I'd even consider playing.

 

It should be the first week of February though, I'm not sure the people running it realize the average temp has been rising for 3 weeks now.

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What's up with people piling on Jonger. Pond hockey right about now sounds fun as hell right now.

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Wouldn't step a foot on a frozen pond or lake this year. A couple weeks ago a father and his 5 year son fell through the ice and drowned in a local lake. This happened while ice fishing. Awful.

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Plenty of ice in WI...below the white caps.  Was getting stuck on monday with all the snow drifts on the ice. Won't be a problem anymore so thats great.

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Today is a great day, not a complaint to be had from me.

 

While yesterday was nice, today (Saturday) is even better with a lot more sunshine and somewhat less wind.

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Measurable snowfalls have been so infrequent I can actually itemize them in a short list...

 

Nov 20-21   8.5

Dec 2           0.5

Dec 28         0.5

Dec 30         0.3

Jan 9            0.8

Jan 11          0.2

Jan 12          0.6

Jan 19-20    1.6

Feb 8            0.2

Feb 9            0.4

Feb 14          2.4

 

Total            16.0   

 

Looks like we're heading towards an F- afterall unless March delivers something special.  The severe weather in Nov and Dec was cool, and helped to add interest to the season, and the high wind event the other day did as well.  However, from a traditional winter weather perspective this el nino winter was a trash heap of a winter to say the least.  Only 3 events achieved snowfall amounts of 1" or more.  That's utterly pathetic.  

 

EDIT:  DVN even worse than here at only 15.4" for the season.

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Gasp! Whatever will we do!

:(

Michigan Pond Hockey Classic is like the most wholesome thing since Norwegian state television ran twelve uninterrupted hours of footage of a bonfire & called it National Firewood Night

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Freak föhnwetter leads to tragedy at St. Paul Winter Carnival as beloved ice palace melts, slumps, collapses

"Deal with it kiddoes!" scolds GLOV banter thread. "Welcome to the hard knock life. Don't nothin come for free."

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After nearly hitting 80 on Saturday and seeing the ultimate STL-ORD screwjob that's coming down the pike, I'm #readyforspring. Of course, I was ready to jettison this Super Nino winter before it began.

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Michigan Pond Hockey Classic is like the most wholesome thing since Norwegian state television ran twelve uninterrupted hours of footage of a bonfire & called it National Firewood Night

 

It's quite an event.

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Measurable snowfalls have been so infrequent I can actually itemize them in a short list...

 

Nov 20-21   8.5

Dec 2           0.5

Dec 28         0.5

Dec 30         0.3

Jan 9            0.8

Jan 11          0.2

Jan 12          0.6

Jan 19-20    1.6

Feb 8            0.2

Feb 9            0.4

Feb 14          2.4

 

Total            16.0   

 

Looks like we're heading towards an F- afterall unless March delivers something special.  The severe weather in Nov and Dec was cool, and helped to add interest to the season, and the high wind event the other day did as well.  However, from a traditional winter weather perspective this el nino winter was a trash heap of a winter to say the least.  Only 3 events achieved snowfall amounts of 1" or more.  That's utterly pathetic.  

 

EDIT:  DVN even worse than here at only 15.4" for the season.

Someone called that Nov event "the event of the winter" when it happened. Looking spot on right now.

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I didn't even get in on the freakin' November system either. I think the most pure, synoptic, NON-LAKE EFFECT snow I've had this whole craphole winter was about 3 inches. 3 inches in November, 3 inches at the very end of December, 30 inches in 2 weeks in January from lake effect (that mostly melted rather quickly), 6 inches in February. This area averages 100 inches a season, so I'm not even at 50% of my normal snowfall.

 

It is so common for storms to miss West Michigan to the southeast or go up through Wisconsin. I don't really understand what deters them from coming directly towards us. If they do, there never seems to be a cold air supply available. In the future, I need to accept that any rumors of storms coming from the south or southwest will most like lead to nothing or rain here. Alberta Clippers and Manitoba Maulers bring it, and even then, it's mostly lake enhanced.

 

My rant is done. I think. :axe::ee:

 

Axe me up, Scotty.

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Measurable snowfalls have been so infrequent I can actually itemize them in a short list...

 

EDIT:  DVN even worse than here at only 15.4" for the season.

 

Your winter has been even worse than mine... although, if you take away my 4 inch sleet storm mine is a bit worse.  It has certainly been an F for the general Quad Cities region.

 

Meanwhile, snow lovers from Waterloo to Sioux Falls are asking, "What bad winter?"  That region has received everything while our region has received nothing.  No spread the wealth this winter, that's for sure.

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Someone called that Nov event "the event of the winter" when it happened. Looking spot on right now.

 

It was my biggest storm since the late 1980's Chatham, Ontario storm I rode out.

 

17 inches.

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This next event has me riding the edge.  So frustrating looking at the Euro and it's text output for IMBY knowing there is almost an inch of precipitation falling when we are just one to two degrees above freezing.  Ugh.  

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If we get blanked or get something dumb like 1 to 3 slushy inches I am done with this winter. Enough with the teases and misses.

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If we get blanked or get something dumb like 1 to 3 slushy inches I am done with this winter. Enough with the teases and misses.

Just look at the #1 model of the year (GEM) for some eye candy. ;) Bummed that this week's storm went E, but just gotta live w/ it. I'm sure we'll get one more decent snow before spring.. hopefully, maybe. 

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Been 3 years this month since Toronto's last big snowstorm... hopefully better luck next winter.

 

Although this upcoming storm isn't going to bury us, the winds and phase changes may be... interesting?

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