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51 minutes ago, forkyfork said:

i have a tame sparrow

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I didn’t even know that was possible. Did you rescue it? How did it adapt to inside? Do you cage it? Sorry for all the questions. As always ......

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On 3/22/2020 at 12:21 PM, uncle W said:

On January 1st 1869 NYC got 9" of sleet according to newspaper reports but the liquid equivalent does not show that...it shows 9" of snow or sleet from 0.75" of LE...

1869...storm...

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1869-01-02/ed-1/seq-1/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1869-01-02/ed-1/seq-8/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1869-01-02/ed-1/seq-4/

 

On 3/22/2020 at 2:03 PM, rclab said:

I was a freshman in KingsBorough Community at the time, The shoveling which my fathers rightfully and happily delegated to me  is also a treasured memory. I remember thinking, at the time; imagine if this was all snow. As always .....

You were a freshman in 1869?

;)

 

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18 minutes ago, rclab said:

I didn’t even know that was possible. Did you rescue it? How did it adapt to inside? Do you cage it? Sorry for all the questions. As always ......

i rescued her as a chick that fell from a nest. she hates being in the cage so we let her fly around the room. she never leaves the room though even when the door is wide open

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39 minutes ago, forkyfork said:

i rescued her as a chick that fell from a nest. she hates being in the cage so we let her fly around the room. she never leaves the room though even when the door is wide open

Well done. Not sure how I would feed a sparrow. She seems to have done well and adapted to her domestic habitat. Frankly I’ve never known anyone to have the success you have had with an indigenous species. She probably doesn’t miss the company of her fellows as both of you have become that for her. Sadly yesterday what looks like a long billed shore bird hit the back parlor floor window of my row house. The poor fellow was dead on impact. It was the first time in 45 years living there that I experienced that. He must have been lost or pursued because he hit the widow at high speed, as always .......

 

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2 hours ago, NorthShoreWx said:

 

You were a freshman in 1869?

;)

 

The top line of Umc’s  post referred to a January 1965 sleet storm. That the year I was a freshman. Looking now the wY I  do you’re point is well taken. As always .....

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3 minutes ago, rclab said:

The top line of Umc’s  post referred to a January 1965 sleet storm. That the year I was a freshman. Looking now the wY I  do you’re point is well taken. As always .....

I tried kicking a football on the sleet on that Saturday night in 1965 and my elbows still hurt from falling on them...January 1965 had four straight weekends with snow or sleet...it was a very good month...the fifth weekend had snow in the forecast but the storm sailed south of us...

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9 hours ago, rclab said:

Well done. Not sure how I would feed a sparrow. She seems to have done well and adapted to her domestic habitat. Frankly I’ve never known anyone to have the success you have had with an indigenous species. She probably doesn’t miss the company of her fellows as both of you have become that for her. Sadly yesterday what looks like a long billed shore bird hit the back parlor floor window of my row house. The poor fellow was dead on impact. It was the first time in 45 years living there that I experienced that. He must have been lost or pursued because he hit the widow at high speed, as always .......

 

I have birds fly into the windows pretty often. We have a big picture window that kills a half dozen a year and injures many more. The sunroom windows get beat up by birds flying into them, I think they see the plants inside and go to land on them but find a sheet of glass in the way.

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5 hours ago, gravitylover said:

I have birds fly into the windows pretty often. We have a big picture window that kills a half dozen a year and injures many more. The sunroom windows get beat up by birds flying into them, I think they see the plants inside and go to land on them but find a sheet of glass in the way.

You might be able to cut down on that by pasting a couple of hawk decals on those windows. (https://windowalert.com )

One always feels bad when some wild creature gets injured that way. The stickers do help some, but are not perfect. 

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I was hanging out with the boys one day on the corner candy store when a bird flue in the open door...it was flying around into things until it fell to the floor...I went over to it and stuck out my finger...the bird jumped on my finger and I walked two blocks to the pet store with this bird on my finger...I told the owners what happened and left the bird with them...That was my good deed for the week...

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13 minutes ago, uncle W said:

I was hanging out with the boys one day on the corner candy store when a bird flue in the open door...it was flying around into things until it fell to the floor...I went over to it and stuck out my finger...the bird jumped on my finger and I walked two blocks to the pet store with this bird on my finger...I told the owners what happened and left the bird with them...That was my good deed for the week...

Unc, when your finished with the trains and decide to do some autobiographical writing; I would suggest the following title.    “Anecdotes In The Life Of a Pro Weenie Weather Enthusiast” please reserve an autographed copy for me. It will be well worth the money. As always ... 

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On 3/23/2020 at 11:32 AM, uncle W said:

it was Feb 1920 that had the three day storm that was 1/3 snow...1/3 sleet...1/3 freezing rain...March 1993 had 3" of sleet after the 9" of snow imby...it ended with an inch of rain and a dusting of snow...The March 1914 had a lot of sleet...Feb. 1921 had a lot of sleet...Feb 1940 also...Feb 1961 had hours of sleet mid storm...the earliest sleet storm I remember came on my 10th birthday 3/28/1959...

weird that JFK had a foot of snow in March 1993- slightly more than NYC.  I wonder what they would have had had it stayed all snow....the heaviest part of the storm was just getting going when we changed over.

So Feb 1920 and Feb 1921 had back to back of those mixed monsters?

 

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5 hours ago, LibertyBell said:

weird that JFK had a foot of snow in March 1993- slightly more than NYC.  I wonder what they would have had had it stayed all snow....the heaviest part of the storm was just getting going when we changed over.

So Feb 1920 and Feb 1921 had back to back of those mixed monsters?

 

I was reading about the storm in 1921 and it does not mention sleet...I looked up the local climate data for the storm and it showed the storm started as rain briefly...2.68" of precipitation and 12.5" of snow on the ground...it must have been a very wet snow but 35mph winds made 6-8ft drifts..

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045774/1921-02-21/ed-1/seq-1/

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15 hours ago, uncle W said:

I was reading about the storm in 1921 and it does not mention sleet...I looked up the local climate data for the storm and it showed the storm started as rain briefly...2.68" of precipitation and 12.5" of snow on the ground...it must have been a very wet snow but 35mph winds made 6-8ft drifts..

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045774/1921-02-21/ed-1/seq-1/

Thanks!  Do you have any data about that year in the 1860s where NYC got between 90-100 inches of snow, it was just before official record keeping started.

 

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7 hours ago, LibertyBell said:

Thanks!  Do you have any data about that year in the 1860s where NYC got between 90-100 inches of snow, it was just before official record keeping started.

 

look at the bottom of the 4th column of this page...it has a record of snowstorms up to 1872...it does not show any for 1857 which is an error...

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1873-01-01/ed-1/seq-1/

1866-67 was the snowy winter you mentioned...

1867 storms...

January 1867

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-01-18/ed-1/seq-4/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-01-21/ed-1/seq-5/

Feb 1867...

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-02-22/ed-1/seq-5/

March 1867

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-03-18/ed-1/seq-5/

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6 hours ago, uncle W said:

look at the bottom of the 4th column of this page...it has a record of snowstorms up to 1872...it does not show any for 1857 which is an error...

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1873-01-01/ed-1/seq-1/

1866-67 was the snowy winter you mentioned...

1867 storms...

January 1867

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-01-18/ed-1/seq-4/

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-01-21/ed-1/seq-5/

Feb 1867...

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-02-22/ed-1/seq-5/

March 1867

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1867-03-18/ed-1/seq-5/

What's interesting is that I've read from a couple of sources that 1867-68 was also incredibly snowy, but I didn't know that 1866-67 was as well. That two year period could have been snowier than any other in the official records if so.

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1 hour ago, WarrenCtyWx said:

What's interesting is that I've read from a couple of sources that 1867-68 was also incredibly snowy, but I didn't know that 1866-67 was as well. That two year period could have been snowier than any other in the official records if so.

1867-68 got a foot of snow on 12/11/67 and 3/21/68...I'm surprised the cold snowstorm in January 1857 was left out?...

1857 from the ny daily tribune...

http://chroniclingam...-20/ed-1/seq-5/

 

 

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1 hour ago, gravitylover said:

This dreary weather isn't helping being stuck at home. 

Nor is the delight of being trapped with two felines that think your the entertainment committee. As always......

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10 minutes ago, rclab said:

Nor is the delight of being trapped with two felines that think your the entertainment committee. As always......

Try 21 year old twin daughters that are stuck with their old parents. 

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23 minutes ago, gravitylover said:

Try 21 year old twin daughters that are stuck with their old parents. 

Amen G/l. Of course “stuck” goes both ways. Medals for you and the wonderful Mrs. It makes, to myself, complaints about dealing with the liter box a non issue. As always ....

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18 hours ago, psv88 said:

Stuck inside with 6 year old, 2 year old and wife. It’s pretty brutal. Not sure how much more I can handle 

As a good father and husband, I’m sure your handling it, as is the Mrs, very well. As always ....

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4 minutes ago, nycwinter said:

well at least march did not have 80 degrees days or high heat in nyc as some were thinking earlier in the month..

That may come shortly-once this NAO block breaks down there's alot of heat from TX to GA/FL just waiting to come northeast

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