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October Discussion: Bring the Frost-Hold the Snow


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1 hour ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:

The inflationary dynamics should sort of pinch the middle class higher and higher up as the years go by , especially if they don’t own any real estate or financial assets that may inflate with inflation .

Right now we see fewer and fewer willing to take 10-14$ / hour jobs as Pre pandemic ...the risk/reward of “having a job” and working 40 hours just to pay almost all your money to afford a 1 br rental with cheap food and gas money Sorta isn’t there .

Much easier to try and move back in with XYZ , play the I’m “finding my self / career” card as long as one can , or maybe they just have very welcoming /lonely  parent / Parents who encourage them to or have an open door . Either way many Millennials are voting to not slave away at a service sector dead end job ..just so they can put it all toward a 1500$ 1 BR and gas money and cable . Probably also realizing that if they took the bait and paid 150K for a liberal arts degree (since you need to have a degree / any degree ) the jokes on them 

Yeah all that ...and there's probably a textured storm of factors.

I mean, I keep seeing these articles citing societal -scaled burnout of/for "menial" ( some interpretives there ...) -relate job and acquisition thereof, now that 'employment fear' has begun to subside in the early onset post Pandemia ... blah blah blah ..

Somewhere in there, they drop a quick turn of phrase that side-car mentions this is most coherent in retail and health sectors - I'm like, "well duh you turkeys!  who the f! wants to work in an environment that is a Petri dish for pan-systemic epidemiology concerns now or ever?!"   Seems pretty straight forward.  

But - I dunno - maybe some of that carries over into the logistics areas, too.  I was just reading one of CNN's typical fear-pimped articles this morning about the cargo and freight back logs at shipping ports.  It's like a sea of those snap fit ocean-liner to freight train and semi truck containers, stacked over a 1000 acre depot ... apparently full of Christmas shopper visions of sugar plumbs and fairies. 

In other words, this is probably a problem that is more textured than just retail and health, or trucking and delivery ...

I almost think it is partly - and this is admittedly biased in my own cynical take on human beings LOL - caused by erstwhile leading immersion of populous in a provisional/supplementary income state during the Pandemics 12 months of "vacation" - I think there is a bit of elephant sloth in the room here. Not ALL - don't get one's panties in a bunch... but a lot of menial jobs that are not celebratory or celebrity ... ( Dirty Jobs/ c/o Mike Rowe et al), suck ...  let's face it.  Adding to that, the reasons you state around a younger generations not wanting to assume the roles of entry level. Also part of my cynicism I wonder, is that partly a generation of trophy-intoxicated  atta boy and girl participator thing?  Now that communities have succeeded socializing them into the "like-ably charming entitled" to mid-salaries, automatically, with less awareness of what the word merit really means as emerging adult responsibilities, gems they are ... Sort of what ur saying there.

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1 hour ago, PhineasC said:

Yea, and you can get bootleg min/max readings that the PWS hits for like 5 minutes too. If my PWS spits out 36 for a couple mins and then bounces back to 38 it’s hard to say there was any discrepancy there. Just a passing pocket of cold air or something. LOL

I see this all the time here in the winter where the high was 35 but it was 30 the entire time except for a brief spike at 2 PM. Not exactly a big melt day. 

Yup that’s how max/mins go, great point.  No real time limit on residency.  A brief patch of clear skies drops a rad pit 10F and then it clouds up and temps rise again… same with cloudy showery days, one pocket of sun can spike 5-8F higher than what it sat at 90% of the day.

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3 hours ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

How many people you know got a 5.7% pay hike this year?  Cause if you didn't you actually got a pay cut from inflation.

My law firm has been looking to hire and retain staff and salaries for admin/paralegals are through the roof. Chances are if you have a job, you are doing much better than last year...admin staff on the island are now getting paid $25-$30 an hour! Nobody is making $15 anymore. 5 years ago yes, but now, everyone making money.

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3 minutes ago, 40/70 Benchmark said:

37.9/61 at home today...finally fall like.

Spent the day around and actually a bit south of the equator.

god ...how long does one have to lock down there to win approval of a father in law lol...  seriously, you're missing an epic baseball novel

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12 minutes ago, DavisStraight said:

Definitely a nip in the air once the sun goes down. Fall's here, just need a good frost.

You say this on the night before a 3 days stint of 70+ lol...

I know what you mean tho. 

I find it interesting that we have so much pronounced -NAO and it's having so limited impact on the temperature anomalies.

-or -

it is having a huge impact, ...like, if it wasn't for there influencing, we'd be 80.

Not sure which is which...  But one thing is for sure, up there over the NE Pac/Alaskan sector ...the + or quasi +EPO is a circulation type that blunts cold loading int the Canadian shield.  It may be the difference between this year and last year's latter October.  Both feature(will) negative NAOs, but one can and one can't relay any cold south because that key source is cut off this time. 

Of course last year we rebounded in November pretty wildly with a week of 75+ but that's a different bridge -

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13 minutes ago, Typhoon Tip said:

You say this on the night before a 3 days stint of 70+ lol...

I know what you mean tho. 

I find it interesting that we have so much pronounced -NAO and it's having so limited impact on the temperature anomalies.

-or -

it is having a huge impact, ...like, if it wasn't for there influencing, we'd be 80.

Not sure which is which...  But one thing is for sure, up there over the NE Pac/Alaskan sector ...the + or quasi +EPO is a circulation type that blunts cold loading int the Canadian shield.  It may be the difference between this year and last year's latter October.  Both feature(will) negative NAOs, but one can and one can't relay any cold south because that key source is cut off this time. 

Of course last year we rebounded in November pretty wildly with a week of 75+ but that's a different bridge -

We will all be doing leaves into early Dec. Unreal how much green left on Oaks 

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12 hours ago, Damage In Tolland said:

We will all be doing leaves into early Dec. Unreal how much green left on Oaks 

i don't know about your oaks, but mine lose leaves steadily from late-October all the way through spring. there is nothing worse than fallen oak leaves sitting on top of a fresh snowfall.

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8 minutes ago, SJonesWX said:

i don't know about your oaks, but mine lose leaves steadily from late-October all the way through spring. there is nothing worse than fallen oak leaves sitting on top of a fresh snowfall.

Yup that happens. But this year . Other than Southbury CT.. the Oaks are way behind and lots of green. This is going to be the worst and latest cleanup since 2011. Look at this map. Other than the hills .. CT is mostly green

 

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