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Title: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 15, 2011, 12:20:16 PM
We have an Arctic Express on its way straight down the coast.
Which means, we will be getting nailed with a foot of snow or better.

No matter what, its gonna get freakin cold this weekend! :))
 
We are getting snow in the passes at 3000' now.  Sorry I hit wrong key solar.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 15, 2011, 03:21:54 PM
We have an Arctic Express on its way straight down the coast.
Which means, we will be getting nailed with a foot of snow or better.

No matter what, its gonna get freakin cold this weekend! :))

They are call for snow @ 1000' to 1500'  we are at 600' so we may get a dusting.  Sat. call for 37º day time high and 19º for a night time low.  We are stocked up for three + months if we need it.   :))   I got a set of Carhartt bib overall and coat both Arctic quilt lined, for playing with the quad in the snow.   >:D
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 15, 2011, 06:24:01 PM

They are call for snow @ 1000' to 1500'  we are at 600' so we may get a dusting.  Sat. call for 37º day time high and 19º for a night time low.  We are stocked up for three + months if we need it.   :))   I got a set of Carhartt bib overall and coat both Arctic quilt lined, for playing with the quad in the snow.   >:D
:)) :)) :)) :))
I know where you'll be this weekend.
I'll be stoking the stove for ST and probably be keeping the road open with the tractor. :-\
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 16, 2011, 06:39:56 PM
:)) :)) :)) :))
I know where you'll be this weekend.
I'll be stoking the stove for ST and probably be keeping the road open with the tractor. :-\

Yep you will....   :-*
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 16, 2011, 07:15:51 PM
Yep you will....   :-*

We had ¼" of snow today from about 12 noon until 3PM then came the rain.  >:(   
We do miss a fireplace S T.   But where we live now a fireplace is a fire hazard.  I need to take one of the old TV's and set it up so it look like a fireplace with a video tape.   lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 18, 2011, 07:33:13 PM
Baby it's cold outside!!
Hmmmm.... Fairbanks hit with record-breaking cold: 41 below.
 
The last time Fairbanks residents saw 40-below temperatures in November was in 1994.
 
more @
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20111118/US.ODD.Alaska.Cold/ (http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20111118/US.ODD.Alaska.Cold/)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 18, 2011, 08:24:16 PM
We are calling for snow about 1:30 A.M. through Sat. night.    >:D
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2011, 06:23:07 AM
Hmmmm.....    :(   :(   :(  No snow yet.  Must be that G/W  :))  32º out and calling for a high of 35º with 30 % chance of Precip (snow) 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 27, 2011, 01:10:00 PM
So much for the snow, we went straight into Spring weather, sunny and relatively warm (55) at
noon, to last maybe the next two weeks. :o
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 27, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
So much for the snow, we went straight into Spring weather, sunny and relatively warm (55) at
noon, to last maybe the next two weeks. :o

For us, day time 57 to 43º and night time 33 to 27º  and no rain for the next week.  Mostly Sunny all this coming week.  8-)   
 
Had to post this 6 times before it would go through.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 01, 2011, 06:45:30 PM
Calling for between 22 and 28º at night for the next 5 days.   Time to bring out my cold weather thermal clothing, and put my Spring thing away.   :o
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 01, 2011, 08:53:09 PM
Were battling wind gusts near 100mph, glad I have a forest as a buffer.
But the temps are weirdly warm and will be for a week at least.

Hard to believe heavy snow is right around the corner.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 01, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
Were battling wind gusts near 100mph, glad I have a forest as a buffer.
But the temps are weirdly warm and will be for a week at least.

Hard to believe heavy snow is right around the corner.

Sound like a strong Chinook wind. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2011, 06:04:49 AM
Yeah, pretty much, its a compression wind out of the North, being pushed by cold dry Eastern air in the mix.
Supposed to settle down tomorrow, then I can mow the lawn for the last time of the season.
It is so tall, but it has been way to wet to mow, went out yesterday to see how much it dried out and saw that the grass is full of those really wet type huge mushrooms. :o

I really am going to hate mowing, especially being sick.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2011, 06:20:20 AM
Yeah, pretty much, its a compression wind out of the North, being pushed by cold dry Eastern air in the mix.
Supposed to settle down tomorrow, then I can mow the lawn for the last time of the season.
It is so tall, but it has been way to wet to mow, went out yesterday to see how much it dried out and saw that the grass is full of those really wet type huge mushrooms. :o

I really am going to hate mowing, especially being sick.

I fertilized two months ago.   Cut the grass for the last time about two weeks ago.  And shut down the outside watering system and cleaned it out for the Winter. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2011, 06:50:17 AM

I fertilized two months ago.   Cut the grass for the last time about two weeks ago.  And shut down the outside watering system and cleaned it out for the Winter. 
I only watered for about 3 weeks or more this year, just didn't need it, and that was in August, then the rains came, and we never got a break till this week.
But like you, I too fertilized and it never quit growing. :o
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 05, 2011, 08:34:37 AM
 :o  got down to 20º last night. At 0500 everything was pure white with frost.  By 0600 the birds were having a ball at the bird feeder.  The way there going, I may go through 100 lbs. of bird feed this year.   
I put the christmas lights up mid last month before it got cold out.  Last year I had to keep warming my hands to get them all up this time a year.    Lights on dusk tell dawn, that should add 50$ to my power bill this month.  lol  I had them set for 8 hrs only.  But the good wife said dusk to dawn, as the truck driver are out on the road all night long.  (This is the only time a year she does not tell me turn off the light.)   :))
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 05, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
LOL!
We too had a bite, yesterday morn at 6:00 it was 29, then in one hour it dropped to 20, then last night we hit 22, and then the wind kicked in and we shot up to 38.

This is some screwy weather. :o
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 05, 2011, 09:56:53 AM
LOL!
We too had a bite, yesterday morn at 6:00 it was 29, then in one hour it dropped to 20, then last night we hit 22, and then the wind kicked in and we shot up to 38.

This is some screwy weather. :o

I am looking for snow so I can go play on the air strip.  We had snow by this time last year at least once. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 05, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
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I am looking for snow so I can go play on the air strip.  We had snow by this time last year at least once. 
That would be a kick!!! 8-)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 12, 2011, 03:08:35 PM
A very light dusting of snow last night about 1/32. It calling for 18º tonight with a 30% chance of snow on Thur, 15.  If so it should only be a dusting also at 30%.  Most of the time we need a 50 + % for a good snow.  The ice is now off the trees from all the fog from the last 5 days coming in at night.    Hmmm.... I need to find a place so I can post photos for just posting on the net.   What do some of you know about photobucket??  The ones I post I would not care what happen to them. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 28, 2011, 08:06:09 PM
Freakin 66 deg out today and 46 right now, I'm burning up with all this heat.
Let the woodstove go out and opened the house up, and I was still sweating.

Looking at the radar, it appears you are getting the same flow as we are, out of Hawaii?
Give me back my Winter. :))
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 28, 2011, 09:00:18 PM
Freakin 66 deg out today and 46 right now, I'm burning up with all this heat.
Let the woodstove go out and opened the house up, and I was still sweating.

Looking at the radar, it appears you are getting the same flow as we are, out of Hawaii?
Give me back my Winter. :))

LOL  we are running 51º  @ 18% H.  1947hrs  with a very very light rain if you can call it rain.  I was out for a 46 mile ride today on the quad and it was 70º in the sun.  Snow is at about 3000' to 4000' in the Blue mountains about 80 miles away.  I think our snow is over for the year in my area.  Unless I go up into mountains range for it.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: taxed on December 28, 2011, 10:27:42 PM
Y'all want to trade?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 28, 2011, 10:33:10 PM
Y'all want to trade?

(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz103/RedWingsArt/Smileys/snicker.gif).    You don't have enough money.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 29, 2011, 06:16:00 AM

LOL  we are running 51º  @ 18% H.  1947hrs  with a very very light rain if you can call it rain.  I was out for a 46 mile ride today on the quad and it was 70º in the sun.  Snow is at about 3000' to 4000' in the Blue mountains about 80 miles away.  I think our snow is over for the year in my area.  Unless I go up into mountains range for it.
Yup, this may be this 4th driest December on record for us.
It will be close to 70 today and low 30s at night.

But our snow doesn't really come till lat Jan early March so we just might wind up having one of those Winters that ST will be talk about for years, having had me get her out of the ditch every other say with the tractor.
I guess I better get out and remove the obstacles like brush that has grown up, so she won't have anything to slow her up. :o :))
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Simultech on December 29, 2011, 10:07:09 AM
I'm still waiting for snow in Chicago -.-
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 11, 2012, 06:21:33 PM
Hmmmm....We are going to hit 15º tonight they say.1820hrs and it's 24º out now. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 11, 2012, 06:54:54 PM
Hmmmm....We are going to hit 15º tonight they say.1820hrs and it's 24º out now. 
Ouch!
We have been in pretty much Spring weather for the last 6 weeks and will be for another solid week.
The nights are usually in the mid 20s, but they think we may finally get some rain next Wednesday.
Its been great, sun on the solar panels all day, very unusual, we generally have to run the generator a few hours during the day, but not this year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 11, 2012, 07:16:51 PM
There calling for some more snow around 700ft and above this weekend.  So we could get a dusting.   30% this coming Monday and 40% on Tuesday then zip after that.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 11, 2012, 08:42:20 PM
There calling for some more snow around 700ft and above this weekend.  So we could get a dusting.   30% this coming Monday and 40% on Tuesday then zip after that.
Sounds like the same system we have coming down next week, and it sounds cold...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 12, 2012, 06:24:52 AM
@ 6:00 A.M. it's 10º out.  (http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Weather%20Seasonal/Winter/thermometer-7568.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 12, 2012, 08:37:17 AM
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
Holy Shit!
Is that what I have coming my way? :o :o :o
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 17, 2012, 02:33:42 PM
@ 6:00 A.M. it's 10º out.  (http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Weather%20Seasonal/Winter/thermometer-7568.gif)

Awoke to ice on my mustache from breathing through my nose.
Oh, did I mention it was 13 degrees last night?
St lets me sleep with the window open but last night made me compromise, so it was only slid a few inches open, but obviously enough to freeze my breath. :))

Pipes just thawed out and it actually warmed up to 39 which was a blessing for the pipes.
Now the snow will come and look oh so pretty...
That is, until you have to deal with it. :'(
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 17, 2012, 09:51:41 PM
Awoke to ice on my mustache from breathing through my nose.
Oh, did I mention it was 13 degrees last night?
St lets me sleep with the window open but last night made me compromise, so it was only slid a few inches open, but obviously enough to freeze my breath. :))

Pipes just thawed out and it actually warmed up to 39 which was a blessing for the pipes.
Now the snow will come and look oh so pretty...
That is, until you have to deal with it. :'(

It is calling for up to 1' of snow over the next 3 days.   So we will see.  LOL
 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 18, 2012, 05:42:03 AM

It is calling for up to 1' of snow over the next 3 days.   So we will see.  LOL
 
You guys are getting a lot of rain as well right now.
Our freeze is gone, but it looks like a week of steady rain coming finally...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 18, 2012, 09:05:00 PM
You guys are getting a lot of rain as well right now.
Our freeze is gone, but it looks like a week of steady rain coming finally...
Well we now have 4" of snow.  We are in town now for some med/tests.  We well stay at a Red Lion hotel tonight.   lol First good snow and I have to be in town and the quad at home.   :'(   
 
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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 19, 2012, 05:50:47 AM
Well we now have 4" of snow.  We are in town now for some med/tests.  We well stay at a Red Lion hotel tonight.   lol First good snow and I have to be in town and the quad at home.   :'(   
 
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:)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
Honey!!! We have to go home, I left the oven on...ummm, sprinkler running.
Well Sweetie, thats a good thing, the water lines won't freeze my little Walks.
But but but, ummm uhhh I was getting the lawn mower ready for Spring and left it running in the garage.
Well again, thats a good thing, the exhaust will kill those rodents that have been giving us issues and keep the garage warm, besides, it only had a little bit of gas left in it.

ARRRGH!!!! I didn't fill the bird feeder and you know they might starve because of the snow...
I filled it yesterday Sweetie...
GRAWL@%%%**& OK, we'll stay at the motor inn tonight, but don't get mad at me because you left dirty dishes in the sink.

W H A T ? ? ? I left dishes in the sink?Get your bags, were going home!!!
Are ya sure Honey? ::) :P
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 19, 2012, 06:56:36 AM
:)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
Honey!!! We have to go home, I left the oven on...ummm, sprinkler running.
Well Sweetie, thats a good thing, the water lines won't freeze my little Walks.
But but but, ummm uhhh I was getting the lawn mower ready for Spring and left it running in the garage.
Well again, thats a good thing, the exhaust will kill those rodents that have been giving us issues and keep the garage warm, besides, it only had a little bit of gas left in it.

ARRRGH!!!! I didn't fill the bird feeder and you know they might starve because of the snow...
I filled it yesterday Sweetie...
GRAWL@%%%**& OK, we'll stay at the motor inn tonight, but don't get mad at me because you left dirty dishes in the sink.

W H A T ? ? ? I left dishes in the sink?Get your bags, were going home!!!
Are ya sure Honey? ::) :P

That would not work for me as I do the dishes.  It is my quite time of the day for me.  I have to do something to keep out of trouble.  Man was not made to stay home 24/7 with out something to do.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 19, 2012, 06:58:11 AM

That would not work for me as I do the dishes.  It is my quite time of the day for me.  I have to do something to keep out of trouble.  Man was not made to stay home 24/7 with out something to do.  LOL
Thats why God invented Snow and Quads.. ( ;
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 19, 2012, 07:18:18 AM
Thats why God invented Snow and Quads.. ( ;

From my way of thinking, s/he should have invented Quads first.   ;D   So when the wife gets up we will see if we can get home.  LOL  We have that mile long hill, so I may have to go in the back way and follow the power lines.  About 7 miles out of the way.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 19, 2012, 08:29:41 PM
Well we made it home safe and sound.  What is normally one hr and 15 mins drive took 6.5hrs to get home.  There was a large pile up on the freeway and could not move for 3 hrs.   Then the rest of the drive was 25 to 30 mph and the roads were a  solid sheet of ice ½ to 1 inch thick all the way home.  Got home and there was about 8" of snow with snow drift of 2' at the front door and 4' at the back door.  But we were home and it made the good wife happy. There were seven tow truck in all  that pass us going to clean up the mess.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 20, 2012, 06:00:55 AM
Damn!!! I hope it stays north, I don't want it..
My niece in Kirkland is snowed in and they never get snowed in, city called an emergency and shut everything down.

Glad you made it home safely...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 20, 2012, 06:29:19 AM
Damn!!! I hope it stays north, I don't want it..
My niece in Kirkland is snowed in and they never get snowed in, city called an emergency and shut everything down.

Glad you made it home safely...

My son said most of I-5 was hit big time.  Olympia Was about 1' of snow.  Seattle 8 to 10" of snow.  About 250,000 electric customers around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia were without power. Most rivers will be above flood stage by Saturday. evening.   Chehalis had about 17" of snow.   It is nice to be home.   ;D
 
By the way, we had lunch in the truck as we were set if something went wrong.  Coffee and food for a week if needed.  lol  and a heater, but we did not need the heater as we had a full tank. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 20, 2012, 03:50:16 PM
Well lol I found you can not spin out in the snow in 4 wheel drive.  Had to drop down into 2 wheel drive, and one wheel drive was even better.   
 
26º out now and it has started raining.   There calling for a 90% chance of more snow tonight.  Well I got my sidewalks all clean off.  There was 2 to 3" of snow that turned into ice on top of the snow, so I have to get it off just to get the snow off the sidewalk. 
 
Hmmm at my age I think I should get a snow blower.  But I can not see putting out 300$ to 400$ and use it 2 to 4 times a year.   I know I know I am cheap!  ;D
 
For you Solar...
 
"The Northwest will remain stormy into next week on the heels of a historic snow and ice storm this past Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the next two storms slamming into the West Coast will impact areas farther south into California, along with the central and southern Rockies".
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 20, 2012, 04:01:54 PM
Well lol I found you can not spin out in the snow in 4 wheel drive.  Had to drop down into 2 wheel drive, and one wheel drive was even better.   
 
26º out now and it has started raining.   There calling for a 90% chance of more snow tonight.  Well I got my sidewalks all clean off.  There was 2 to 3" of snow that turned into ice on top of the snow, so I have to get it off just to get the snow off the sidewalk. 
 
Hmmm at my age I think I should get a snow blower.  But I can not see putting out 300$ to 400$ and use it 2 to 4 times a year.   I know I know I am cheap!  ;D
 
For you Solar...
 
"The Northwest will remain stormy into next week on the heels of a historic snow and ice storm this past Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the next two storms slamming into the West Coast will impact areas farther south into California, along with the central and southern Rockies".
LOL, like a kid in the snow...
Isn't it a kick in the ass? :)) :)) :))
The deeper the snow, the more fun it is...

I saw the forecast, and I'm not looking forward to it.
As soon as it lets up, were getting satellite Internet, I've had it with Verizon.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 20, 2012, 04:21:24 PM
LOL, like a kid in the snow...
Isn't it a kick in the ass? :)) :)) :))
The deeper the snow, the more fun it is...

I saw the forecast, and I'm not looking forward to it.
As soon as it lets up, were getting satellite Internet, I've had it with Verizon.
"satellite Internet"  I heard something about that the other day.  It is stationary and not mobile righ?
 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 20, 2012, 05:46:38 PM
"satellite Internet"  I heard something about that the other day.  It is stationary and not mobile righ?
 
Correct, also there is a bit of lag time when clicking on sites, it takes a few seconds to get a response, but when you do, its lightning quick.
We are included under some Gov program where we get its best package (17 gigs a month) at $39.00 a month, its cheapest price.
Something called the American recovery act or some silly shit, all because we have poor access, many rural areas are covered, you may be as well.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 20, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
Correct, also there is a bit of lag time when clicking on sites, it takes a few seconds to get a response, but when you do, its lightning quick.
We are included under some Gov program where we get its best package (17 gigs a month) at $39.00 a month, its cheapest price.
Something called the American recovery act or some silly shit, all because we have poor access, many rural areas are covered, you may be as well.

My Wi Five is great for me as I can not think that fast.  lol  But if I were some place like you, I would be checking it out.   Don't ya just love them gov programs.
 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 20, 2012, 06:03:28 PM

My Wi Five is great for me as I can not think that fast.  lol  But if I were some place like you, I would be checking it out.   Don't ya just love them gov programs.
 
We were willing to pay the $90.00 a month for the package, but then when she saw that we were neighbors, she said we should get the package she has, then explained we've been paying for it all along through taxes....
Go figure.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 20, 2012, 06:20:39 PM
We were willing to pay the $90.00 a month for the package, but then when she saw that we were neighbors, she said we should get the package she has, then explained we've been paying for it all along through taxes....
Go figure.

I am with her, we pay for it we should get it.   :o  like SS  (http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/TeamTumbleweeds/Smileys/LOL.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 24, 2012, 05:54:17 PM
Storms all gone, we got nearly 8" total in two says.
Today Sunny and warm, fog in the valley.
Life is good.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 24, 2012, 08:27:29 PM
Storms all gone, we got nearly 8" total in two says.
Today Sunny and warm, fog in the valley.
Life is good.

That about what we got. it about gone now.   All but the big drifts of snow that were about 2 + ft. around the house and trees.   Calling for more in the Mountain but we are only at about 800'.  Low tonight 37º with rain off and on.  Then back to 23 and 25º at night for the rest of the week, with only 10% chance of ran.  We need 50 % + before we get snow.  I must say the quad is fun on the air strip.  lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 31, 2012, 04:39:22 PM
Well the last of the snow is all gone, so that is nice.  Was 65º in the sun today, so did about a two hr ride on the quad. 

Calling for rain the next 2 days then sun for 5 days. We may get rain on Thr/day as it calling for 50% chance of rain. 

There pruning all the apple tree and tilling between the rows of grapes.  There also pulling up old grape vines and will be putting in new plants sometime next month.  This is an on going project for the grape grower around my area.   I am thinking of getting 3 or 4 plants as my wife love grapes.   Don't know much about them, but I have time on my hands to learn.  I have a retired neighbor next door (about 1 mile away) that has 50 acres of grapes as a hobby so I will check with him. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 31, 2012, 04:59:35 PM
Vineyards are huge in my area, everyone thought it would be a money maker selling to the distillers.
Most have gone broke  since they couldn't afford the help anymore.
I think table grapes may do better on the mkt.
I may plant some myself since we both love grapes, but I worry about the dogs eating them since they're poisonous to them.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 31, 2012, 05:11:23 PM
Vineyards are huge in my area, everyone thought it would be a money maker selling to the distillers.
Most have gone broke  since they couldn't afford the help anymore.
I think table grapes may do better on the mkt.
I may plant some myself since we both love grapes, but I worry about the dogs eating them since they're poisonous to them.

 
 
 
Most the people around me do their own bottling of wine.  I have a weiner about 7 miles away that has a 6 acres weiner under ground.  Then there are 2 weiner with in 50 miles of me that will do your grapes for you, under your own label. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 23, 2012, 07:52:04 PM
WE have been in Spring weather for more than a month now, everything is in bloom.
Today we were in the 70s and the buzzards are back.
I point that out because it almost always signals 6 weeks till Spring, according to local weather folk lore. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 23, 2012, 09:06:45 PM
WE have been in Spring weather for more than a month now, everything is in bloom.
Today we were in the 70s and the buzzards are back.
I point that out because it almost always signals 6 weeks till Spring, according to local weather folk lore. :blink:

We had about a ½" of snow on Monday but it was gone by around 3PM.  We have been in the 40º and 50º range day time and 25º to 40º at night.   The trees and not even starting to bud out yet.  But everyone is starting to disk up the circles that were not disked up last Fall.  Most all the farm equipment is set to go.  The water has not been turned on to the circles yet, as it getting down yet a night.  I see their working on some pumping stations so it will not be long.  Each circle is between 640 to 780 acres each. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 24, 2012, 05:04:08 AM

We had about a ½" of snow on Monday but it was gone by around 3PM.  We have been in the 40º and 50º range day time and 25º to 40º at night.   The trees and not even starting to bud out yet.  But everyone is starting to disk up the circles that were not disked up last Fall.  Most all the farm equipment is set to go.  The water has not been turned on to the circles yet, as it getting down yet a night.  I see their working on some pumping stations so it will not be long.  Each circle is between 640 to 780 acres each. 
We did have one day of snow last week, but by noon it was all gone and 60 in the shade.
If we don't get rain soon, the flat landers will be in a panic thanks to the news media running with it.
We see a drought every 10 years roughly, its normal, but the news can never let a potential crisis go to waste, they'll milk it till the lib mayor says he can fix it through higher taxes.
Mark my word!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 24, 2012, 05:11:22 AM
We did have one day of snow last week, but by noon it was all gone and 60 in the shade.
If we don't get rain soon, the flat landers will be in a panic thanks to the news media running with it.
We see a drought every 10 years roughly, its normal, but the news can never let a potential crisis go to waste, they'll milk it till the lib mayor says he can fix it through higher taxes.
Mark my word!

Don't ya just love it, how money will fix everything.    :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 24, 2012, 06:32:32 AM

Don't ya just love it, how money will fix everything.    :popcorn:
:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
And the people of the Valley will rise up and thank the heavens that the great liberal has come to take their offering and save them from the wrath of Nature.
Gaia can be a miserable Bitch at times.

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 24, 2012, 06:53:25 AM
:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
And the people of the Valley will rise up and thank the heavens that the great liberal has come to take their offering and save them from the wrath of Nature.
Gaia can be a miserable Bitch at times.

 :lol:  True, some days more then other. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 05, 2012, 09:43:51 PM
Snow melted yesterday and we were in the 60s, today, the upper 70s.
I'm thinking I just might start a garden if the soil temps keep climbing like they are.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 06, 2012, 12:40:17 AM
Snow melted yesterday and we were in the 60s, today, the upper 70s.
I'm thinking I just might start a garden if the soil temps keep climbing like they are.

10 day Forecast for us High for the 10 days will 62º day time unless you in the sun.
 
Winds ave. 14 mph this week. 
 
Night time Low 25º for the 10 days.  Hight night time for the 10 days 41º
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 06, 2012, 06:10:44 AM

10 day Forecast for us High for the 10 days will 62º day time unless you in the sun.
 
Winds ave. 14 mph this week. 
 
Night time Low 25º for the 10 days.  Hight night time for the 10 days 41º
Woke up to a downpour at 3:00 am and still raining, supposed to get more snow today, then winds at 50mph throughout the day.
I hope they are isolated to the valley and the foothills, I hate when the trees throw pine-cone bombs. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 06, 2012, 03:31:42 PM
Woke up to a downpour at 3:00 am and still raining, supposed to get more snow today, then winds at 50mph throughout the day.
I hope they are isolated to the valley and the foothills, I hate when the trees throw pine-cone bombs. :scared:

We had 40 to 50 mph winds most of last week, but no pine-cone bombs. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 06, 2012, 03:37:40 PM

We had 40 to 50 mph winds most of last week, but no pine-cone bombs. :lol:
Never mind, its snowing again... :cry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 06, 2012, 04:11:06 PM
Never mind, its snowing again... :cry:

I did a trip into town today, one the way home it was raining only on they Oregen side of the river.  You could see it coming down just before the Blue Mountains big time.   I am sure the Blue Mountains got snow.   I know in our passes we are getting snow at 3000 and below.   There are 15 Mountain Passes (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/default.aspx) in Washington State.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 06, 2012, 04:30:32 PM

I did a trip into town today, one the way home it was raining only on they Oregen side of the river.  You could see it coming down just before the Blue Mountains big time.   I am sure the Blue Mountains got snow.   I know in our passes we are getting snow at 3000 and below.   There are 15 Mountain Passes (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/default.aspx) in Washington State.
March! In like a lion, out like a lamb...
Its clear and windier than shit now.
I love this weather>>>
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 06, 2012, 05:59:07 PM
March! In like a lion, out like a lamb...
Its clear and windier than shit now.
I love this weather>>>

Well lol I an not very happy with it right now.  My grandkids were over for spring vac. they had head colds both of them.   They left me a gift when they headed home.  Yep I have the head cold big time.  I have not had a cold in 10 years, and this one is making up for it.  As Shooter would say old age isn't for sissies.  lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 06, 2012, 06:06:10 PM

Well lol I an not very happy with it right now.  My grandkids were over for spring vac. they had head colds both of them.   They left me a gift when they headed home.  Yep I have the head cold big time.  I have not had a cold in 10 years, and this one is making up for it.  As Shooter would say old age isn't for sissies.  lol
Argghh!! I know what you mean, I hadn't been sick for 15 years, till I met ST, her daughter is a preschool teacher and they would get together all the time, ST would bring it home to me...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 07, 2012, 06:00:53 PM
Wow!!  Diesel price have gone up 35 ¢ in one week around me.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 07, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
Wow!!  Diesel price have gone up 35 ¢ in one week around me.
I havent bought it in a few weeks, but I know its pushing $5.00.,
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 07, 2012, 06:42:07 PM
I havent bought it in a few weeks, but I know its pushing $5.00.,

Just last month it was $3.80 around me and in Seattle it was $4.49  both were shell.  I am happy I can do a full round trip with one tank. I get just over 600 miles on a 26 gal tank.    That good for pulling 3 passes over 2000' and one over 3200'  I just hit 160.000 and it's just getting broke in.  I change the oil every 3000 miles.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 15, 2012, 06:13:49 AM
Solar, look like rain and about a feet of snow headed your way in the mountain.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 22, 2012, 07:13:38 AM
Solar, we had ½" snow this AM.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 22, 2012, 07:20:24 AM
Solar, we had ½" snow this AM.   :lol:
I'm just getting rid of the remnants of a couple of feet a few days ago.
ST was afraid we wouldn't get out in time for her surgery. :rolleyes:

I said "honey...see that 4x4 diesel out there?"

I just hope your 2" isn't on its way here, its Spring, ya now. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 22, 2012, 07:37:51 AM
I'm just getting rid of the remnants of a couple of feet a few days ago.
ST was afraid we wouldn't get out in time for her surgery. :rolleyes:

I said "honey...see that 4x4 diesel out there?"

I just hope your 2" isn't on its way here, its Spring, ya now. :laugh:

It is funny, everthing 500' or above has snow and everthing below 500' is just wet with rain.   So 50' down the driveway there no snow, the driveway is over a mile long.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 22, 2012, 02:31:33 PM

It is funny, everthing 500' or above has snow and everthing below 500' is just wet with rain.   So 50' down the driveway there no snow, the driveway is over a mile long.
More on its way...

http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 22, 2012, 02:51:52 PM
More on its way...

http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true)

I am in a banana belt area so it should go around me I hope.   It looks like it is going just North of me. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 22, 2012, 02:55:28 PM

I am in a banana belt area so it should go around me I hope.   It looks like it is going just North of me. 
UHHH Yeah, North to me. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 22, 2012, 02:59:32 PM
UHHH Yeah, North to me. :laugh:

Yep!    you have a PM.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 22, 2012, 03:39:02 PM
Our Ave rain fall for March is 0.71"  MTD 1.28"
 
The annual ave precipitation for my area is 8.61 inches.  So we get most of our precipitation in the first 3 months and the last 2 month of the year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 25, 2012, 10:46:36 AM
More snow this morning, awoke to an inch and its headed your way. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 25, 2012, 06:12:20 PM
More snow this morning, awoke to an inch and its headed your way. :laugh:

Hmm... all we got was AM fog and sun all day.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 25, 2012, 07:08:07 PM

Hmm... all we got was AM fog and sun all day.   :thumbsup:
I didn't say when. :wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 25, 2012, 07:24:53 PM
I didn't say when. :wink:

Monday we will have 20 mph winds WSW.  Spring is  on it's way.   :unsure: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 25, 2012, 07:34:44 PM

Monday we will have 20 mph winds WSW.  Spring is  on it's way.   :unsure: 
I love the winds of March, its my favorite time of year, no bugs and the air is crisp and clean and best of all, no heat yet.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 25, 2012, 09:24:20 PM
I love the winds of March, its my favorite time of year, no bugs and the air is crisp and clean and best of all, no heat yet.

I love the sun when it 100+ out.   :thumbup: 
I don't feel the old war wounds like do in the Winter time. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 27, 2012, 06:54:18 PM
Hmm... Looks like you may get hit with snow again tonight   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 28, 2012, 05:32:56 AM
We finally got Winter, after a three month long Spring in the middle of Winter.
Though, it looks like we may be coming near the end of it for awhile after this next one.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 29, 2012, 04:00:37 PM
We finally got Winter, after a three month long Spring in the middle of Winter.
Though, it looks like we may be coming near the end of it for awhile after this next one.

Looks like you and ST will get nail big time tonight.  Good luck.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 29, 2012, 04:42:06 PM

Looks like you and ST will get nail big time tonight.  Good luck.....
Right now, its falling apart and just hanging across the divide from us.
Its that cold coming in behind it that has me wondering...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 20, 2012, 07:14:17 PM
Man, we were 80+ degrees today, the valley was in the mid 90s.
I want spring back. :blink:

We had snow last week and a fire in the wood stove the day before yesterday, today I'm hot and sweaty with high humidity.
Are you getting this crap as well?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 20, 2012, 08:52:12 PM
Man, we were 80+ degrees today, the valley was in the mid 90s.
I want spring back. :blink:

We had snow last week and a fire in the wood stove the day before yesterday, today I'm hot and sweaty with high humidity.
Are you getting this crap as well?

We had 80º also today.  I am cutting the grass every week now.  Calling for 85º on Sat. so we are going to Sister Oregon so the wife can do some quilt shopping for the day.  It is about a 4hr drive so it will be a nice day trip for us.   The next 3 days is calling for in the 80º +.  Nights are hitting 50º +.   The heater has been off for a month now, but today I turned the A/C on for the wife, something about hot flashes for the 25 years.  She don't like the house over 68º.  I like at around 80 and 90º so I stay outside a lot.  lol   I put on a sweatshirt when I go into the house.
 
  We don't get the high humidity like you do, even living on the river.  Only about 3 hr in the A.M. from about 4 to 6 when the sun comes up over the top of the blue mountains it gone in about 30 to 45 min. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 20, 2012, 09:07:56 PM

We had 80º also today.  I am cutting the grass every week now.  Calling for 85º on Sat. so we are going to Sister Oregon so the wife can do some quilt shopping for the day.  It is about a 4hr drive so it will be a nice day trip for us.   The next 3 days is calling for in the 80º +.  Nights are hitting 50º +.   The heater has been off for a month now, but today I turned the A/C on for the wife, something about hot flashes for the 25 years.  She don't like the house over 68º.  I like at around 80 and 90º so I stay outside a lot.  lol   I put on a sweatshirt when I go into the house.
 
  We don't get the high humidity like you do, even living on the river.  Only about 3 hr in the A.M. from about 4 to 6 when the sun comes up over the top of the blue mountains it gone in about 30 to 45 min. 
Its usually dry where we are, but with all the rain and snow last week, everything is still saturated, and the heat turned it into steam almost.
This has been another one of those weird springs, about the 3rd time in the last 20 years.
I expect it to get cold again next week, thats more normal for this time of year.
More than anything, I'm hoping for a strong north wind to dry us out, then the nights will be back in the 30s.
Time to pull the flannel sheets of the bed...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 22, 2012, 09:36:55 PM
 :thumbsup:  calling for 90º for Monday 4/23....... :tounge:   my kind of weather.
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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 23, 2012, 09:32:31 PM
 
Wow!!  about 9:30 P.M. my time and were getting  T-Storm big time.  It is lighting up all of Oregon as far as I can see all around.  It has been going on now for about 45 min.   Went from 90º down to 60 in about 3 hrs.  lol  We have rain with this light show also.....  The dry farmers will love it up on the high ridge at about 1500 ft. above us. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 24, 2012, 06:45:39 AM

Wow!!  about 9:30 P.M. my time and were getting  T-Storm big time.  It is lighting up all of Oregon as far as I can see all around.  It has been going on now for about 45 min.   Went from 90º down to 60 in about 3 hrs.  lol  We have rain with this light show also.....  The dry farmers will love it up on the high ridge at about 1500 ft. above us. 
Looks like more might be on the way, were getting showers this morning and cool outside.
I know we have more snow coming, local lore here is, winter isn't over till it snows on the Dog wood tree blooms.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 15, 2012, 07:06:15 AM
 :love:  Calling for 93º today.   :tounge:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 15, 2012, 07:30:05 AM
:love:  Calling for 93º today.   :tounge:
No thanks, we'll hit the mid 70s all week I hope, anything over 80 is just too damn hot.
Of course ST would argue that point, seeing how the woman takes hot showers in the summer. :scared: :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 15, 2012, 08:05:16 AM
No thanks, we'll hit the mid 70s all week I hope, anything over 80 is just too damn hot.
Of course ST would argue that point, seeing how the woman takes hot showers in the summer. :scared: :laugh:

The good wife does the same thing, if it's not steaming it not a shower.   And this from a woman who has had hot flashes going on 30 + years and keep the house at 67º  :glare:


Killed 3 rattlesnake this A.M. in less the two hrs.  One was 10 years old I would say.   The like that warm sidewalk first thing in the A.M. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 15, 2012, 08:13:14 AM
The good wife does the same thing, if it's not steaming it not a shower.   And this from a woman who has had hot flashes going on 30 + years and keep the house at 67º  :glare:


Killed 3 rattlesnake this A.M. in less the two hrs.  One was 10 years old I would say.   The like that warm sidewalk first thing in the A.M.
I've been lucky, only had to kill one in the last 20 years, but my neighbor on the other side of the mtn. has killed more than 30 in the last 5 yrs.
He's lost three Irish Wolf hounds to bites because they slept in the garage and the snakes would lay with the dogs for warmth.
All the dogs were quite old and the bites were always up near the head area, early in the night.

He finally called out an exterminator and found at least 15 down by the pond.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 15, 2012, 08:41:16 AM
I've been lucky, only had to kill one in the last 20 years, but my neighbor on the other side of the mtn. has killed more than 30 in the last 5 yrs.
He's lost three Irish Wolf hounds to bites because they slept in the garage and the snakes would lay with the dogs for warmth.
All the dogs were quite old and the bites were always up near the head area, early in the night.

He finally called out an exterminator and found at least 15 down by the pond.


We have what we call Bow snakes (non-poisonous snakes) also they will kill rattlesnake when they can.  But being an old farm boy, the only good snake is a dead snake.   :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 15, 2012, 09:29:51 AM

We have what we call Bow snakes (non-poisonous snakes) also they will kill rattlesnake when they can.  But being an old farm boy, the only good snake is a dead snake.   :smile:
We call them Gopher snakes, big sums a bitches, but they only live in the valley, wish we had them up here.
We have mostly California Kings, look kinda like a Coral snake.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 17, 2012, 09:20:13 AM
 :thumbsup:  My rose are coming on big time.  Two are already blooming, one has about 40 roses on it now.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 17, 2012, 10:12:16 AM
:thumbsup:  My rose are coming on big time.  Two are already blooming, one has about 40 roses on it now.   :popcorn:
Cool!!
I have some beautiful roses, but the elevation and soil isn't really conducive to their health.
They don't bloom but a couple of times, then quit.
Now, the wild roses are another story, they are in full bloom, but tiny as as a fleas ass.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 17, 2012, 08:19:08 PM
Cool!!
I have some beautiful roses, but the elevation and soil isn't really conducive to their health.
They don't bloom but a couple of times, then quit.
Now, the wild roses are another story, they are in full bloom, but tiny as as a fleas ass.


LOL Well I don't have some the size of a fleas ass, but I do have 8 miniature rose also that get the size of a quarter.  Being that I am in wine country I have them in wine barrels.  What nice about that is I do not have to lean over or get down on my knees to work with them.  The roses I have has been blooming until late Nov. The cactus looks like they will be blooming around the end of the month.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 21, 2012, 12:05:04 PM
 :thumbsup:

Well most of last week was in the high 80º and this week has been in the 80's and 90+º.  I think summer is with us now.  I was starting to think that the GW was not coming this year.   :lol:   

We have had more rain this year then normal but that good for all the dry farmer high up on the ridge.  Watering the yard every day now and cutting the grass every 4 days.  The second growth of roses is coming on big time. 

Will take the quad for a nice drive along the lower ridge.   It over looks the columbia river for about 30 miles, you can go more but it is not a safe and sane thing to do at my age.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 21, 2012, 12:31:32 PM
Were cooling off to the mid 70s this week.
I agree, to far from help is not a good idea, I ride my quad to the lookout tower near my house, just 3 miles as the crow flies, but it takes 4 hours to get there and a full tank, so if it's further than 20 miles, I don't go without extra fuel and a spare tire.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 24, 2012, 06:38:48 AM
Are you getting the 80/90s you were told you'd be getting?
It sure looks like you are getting the same weather we are, cold and wet.
Rained yesterday, this morn it was 39 deg, had to build a fire.

Is it really Summer? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 24, 2012, 08:44:57 PM
Are you getting the 80/90s you were told you'd be getting?
It sure looks like you are getting the same weather we are, cold and wet.
Rained yesterday, this morn it was 39 deg, had to build a fire.

Is it really Summer? :blink:


Friday night the rains came and and took my WiFi down, but up and running now.

Friday was 90º until 2400 and then it start droping fast.  But Sat it was back up and we had 89º Sunday we had 85º  and calling for 85º Monday. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 24, 2012, 09:18:55 PM

Friday night the rains came and and took my WiFi down, but up and running now.

Friday was 90º until 2400 and then it start droping fast.  But Sat it was back up and we had 89º Sunday we had 85º  and calling for 85º Monday.
I'll be building another fire in the morning, nights are damned cold.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 24, 2012, 10:20:49 PM
I'll be building another fire in the morning, nights are damned cold.

Low tonight 55º the A/C will shut off about 0200.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 25, 2012, 05:22:39 AM
Low tonight 55º the A/C will shut off about 0200.   :ohmy:
5:00 am and it's 39 deg outside and I refuse to light a fire.
It's Summer for crying out loud! :cry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 25, 2012, 06:01:20 AM
5:00 am and it's 39 deg outside and I refuse to light a fire.
It's Summer for crying out loud! :cry:



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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 25, 2012, 07:46:13 AM


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Yep! It's a beautiful day out and I'm freezing my ass off in the house. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 30, 2012, 06:53:06 PM
Solar have a looks see.   Next 10 day for me in the 80º and 90º  Chance of rain 0 %  I love it.    :tounge:

http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 30, 2012, 08:45:26 PM
Solar have a looks see.   Next 10 day for me in the 80º and 90º  Chance of rain 0 %  I love it.    :tounge:

http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=MXBC0161&animate=true)
I take it you don't normally get weather like that?
We've been having beautiful weather, upper 70s to low 80s, light breeze with cool nights in the low 40s.
Wish I could can this for August, when the days are a real bitch. :cry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 30, 2012, 09:15:56 PM
I take it you don't normally get weather like that?
We've been having beautiful weather, upper 70s to low 80s, light breeze with cool nights in the low 40s.
Wish I could can this for August, when the days are a real bitch. :cry:

The last two months have been colder then normal and wet for us.  All of June should have been in the 80 and 90º for us with very little rain if at all.  This last week we had 1.5" of rain in one night, talk about mud puddles.  LOL 

Ave rain fall for us a year is 7.9, 36.5. Snowfall.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 30, 2012, 09:52:01 PM
The last two months have been colder then normal and wet for us.  All of June should have been in the 80 and 90º for us with very little rain if at all.  This last week we had 1.5" of rain in one night, talk about mud puddles.  LOL 

Ave rain fall for us a year is 7.9, 36.5. Snowfall.
Yeah, we had a bit of a late summer start, and now were in late spring weather.
Rain fall here can be anywhere from 30" which is low, to 100+ inches a year.
Our rain comes in torrents, unlike Seattle where they drizzle for a week and total .10th of an inch, we get 7 or 8 in a day.
The good thing is it shuts off during the summer months except in early august where we get thunder showers for a couple weeks, a nice break from the heat.
Then starts like clock work around Halloween and doesn't quit till may, and the damned snow. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 01, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
@ 12:00 noon 110º in the sun 80º in the shade.  Good day for a quad ride.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 01, 2012, 02:10:57 PM
@ 12:00 noon 110º in the sun 80º in the shade.  Good day for a quad ride.   :thumbsup:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Everyday is a good day for a quad ride. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 01, 2012, 02:26:18 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Everyday is a good day for a quad ride. :thumbup:


Hmmm....On a day like this I need to check on a water cooled seat. 

In the winter it feels good but at 110 in the sun it get a little hot.   :ohmy:  lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 01, 2012, 03:15:59 PM

Hmmm....On a day like this I need to check on a water cooled seat. 

In the winter it feels good but at 110 in the sun it get a little hot.   :ohmy:  lol
Yeah., I keep a towel tucked in on mine, keeps it cool, and snow free in the winter.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 03, 2012, 07:49:02 PM
There calling for 102º for this Sunday and 101º for Monday.   Let see how good they are come Sunday and Monday.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 04, 2012, 07:21:14 AM
There calling for 102º for this Sunday and 101º for Monday.   Let see how good they are come Sunday and Monday.   :popcorn:
Very well could, it looks like you might even get a little humidity with that heat. :scared:
We'll be in the 80s all this and next week.
The valley on the other hand, will be in the 100s. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 04, 2012, 08:13:44 AM
Very well could, it looks like you might even get a little humidity with that heat. :scared:
We'll be in the 80s all this and next week.
The valley on the other hand, will be in the 100s. :blink:


We get some humidity off the river until about 0800 then we drop off to 10 or 15 % if that even.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 04, 2012, 10:18:22 AM

We get some humidity off the river until about 0800 then we drop off to 10 or 15 % if that even.
Looking at the satellite image, it looks like some moisture is coming up from the South and heading your way.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 04, 2012, 11:09:57 AM
Looking at the satellite image, it looks like some moisture is coming up from the South and heading your way.


Hmmm....   Chance of rain:  0%  over the next 10 days. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 04, 2012, 11:14:52 AM

Hmmm....   Chance of rain:  0%  over the next 10 days.
Same here, but I just saw the forecast, they said moisture is coming up from the south through Nevada headed towards Oregon and we can expect thunderstorms over the crest.
May or may not make it to you.

Watch the animation of the moisture out of the south.
I so hope we don't get any, it's too early in the month for thunderstorms If they come this early, it will be a humid Summer here.
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 07, 2012, 07:11:58 PM
Looks like that moisture made it up your way and on the Canada.
We had a hot one but luckily the moisture stayed over the Reno area today, but that Hurricane in the gulf may pump more all week long.

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 07, 2012, 08:04:06 PM
Looks like that moisture made it up your way and on the Canada.
We had a hot one but luckily the moisture stayed over the Reno area today, but that Hurricane in the gulf may pump more all week long.

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)

High to day was 100º and 7 % H @1300  right now it is 99º and H at 11 %.

Sunday is calling for 105º  thing are looking up. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 07, 2012, 08:15:52 PM
High to day was 100º and 7 % H @1300  right now it is 99º and H at 11 %.

Sunday is calling for 105º  thing are looking up.
Damn, 105? :scared:
I'd be down sitting in the middle of my creek if it ever got that hot here.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 07, 2012, 08:58:49 PM
Damn, 105? :scared:
I'd be down sitting in the middle of my creek if it ever got that hot here.

Well we are less then ¾ of a mile from the Columbia River, up 500'  from the river.   There is a big park down below and it will be filled with boats and jet ski for most of the day.  The wind will only be about 5mph from the SW so it will be a hot one.  I will go through a little over a gal of nice cold ice water on a day like this.  I have a water cooler that puts out cold water and a ice machine right next to it.  I love my ice water in the Spring, Summer and Fall. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 08, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
102°F  Observed High   2:45 pm 

The temp in the sun in my front yard is @ 153º   H at 6 %. 


And they think the sun does not has much effect on GW/CC.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 09, 2012, 07:31:05 PM
Hit 102º again today, looks like the next 5 days will be between 102º and 105º.
I think our summer is on us.  Not bad for being just off the river. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 09, 2012, 08:57:49 PM
Hit 102º again today, looks like the next 5 days will be between 102º and 105º.
I think our summer is on us.  Not bad for being just off the river.
Yeah, the Capitol hit 106 today and 110 later this week.
Thank God I'm down not in that shit.
I hit 95 today here, with no humidity registering, but it was 165 in the Sun, anyway that's what my digital said, it won't go any higher, but this high up, were above the smog where the air is thinner and you can cook an egg on the cement faster than you can a frying pan.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 14, 2012, 07:09:17 AM
We have had lighting and thunder for the last 3 hrs now.  With a sprinkling of rain off and on just enuff to keep the dust down.  The high for today will be 91º.

Our cat is sitting right next to the computer  looking at the computer and then at me like can you shut the thunder off with that thing.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 14, 2012, 07:24:07 AM
We have had lighting and thunder for the last 3 hrs now.  With a sprinkling of rain off and on just enuff to keep the dust down.  The high for today will be 91º.

Our cat is sitting right next to the computer  looking at the computer and then at me like can you shut the thunder off with that thing.   :lol:
Yeah, I was looking at the cell that came all the way up from Mexico that went over you.
I wondered if it was rain. Were having a beautiful day, after a week of upper 90s, this is a welcome break, the sea breeze finally made it up here and now it's nice and cool.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 21, 2012, 09:39:02 AM
I see were just about to get hit with our first winter storm of the Fall. :blink:
I'm ready, but I'm not, but then ten more years still wouldn't be enough.

Get one of these. :laugh:

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 21, 2012, 09:45:51 AM
I see were just about to get hit with our first winter storm of the Fall. :blink:
I'm ready, but I'm not, but then ten more years still wouldn't be enough.

Get one of these. :laugh:

(http://goodoutdoors.theshoppe.com/cgi-bin/image/templates/blower2sm.JPG)

I don't think I can get it on my deck.  lol

It I got something that big the good wife would have me cleaning the 1.5 mile drive way.    :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on October 24, 2012, 08:21:41 AM
I don't think I can get it on my deck.  lol

It I got something that big the good wife would have me cleaning the 1.5 mile drive way.    :ohmy:

Where's that snow being forecast?  Heck, it's supposed to get up to 80 deg. here in Camp.SC today and for most of this week.  Cool spell on the way for 1 week from today with forecast temp 0f 37 L to 60's H.  That's not so cold though.  We had 7 snows here 3 years ago, two of them were nice 'uns.  :cool:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 24, 2012, 03:26:36 PM
Where's that snow being forecast?  Heck, it's supposed to get up to 80 deg. here in Camp.SC today and for most of this week.  Cool spell on the way for 1 week from today with forecast temp 0f 37 L to 60's H.  That's not so cold though.  We had 7 snows here 3 years ago, two of them were nice 'uns.  :cool:
LOL, they'll be opening the ski runs in my area this weekend.
Winter hit a bit early, or in truth, normal for once. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 24, 2012, 07:14:31 PM
Where's that snow being forecast?  Heck, it's supposed to get up to 80 deg. here in Camp.SC today and for most of this week.  Cool spell on the way for 1 week from today with forecast temp 0f 37 L to 60's H.  That's not so cold though.  We had 7 snows here 3 years ago, two of them were nice 'uns.  :cool:

LOL Solar and I don't live in the flatlands.  In Washington state we have 15 Mountain Passes, the ones around 3000' and above are starting to get snow.  For me to go some place over one hrs drive, I must cross two mountain passes.  I am only at 500' above sea level but everything is up.  LOL   Within 25mile of my house I am at 2000'.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on October 25, 2012, 05:07:05 PM
Woooo-eeeeee!  I'll bet y'all have a time getting a cake baked :ohmy:at those altitudes.  Whew! That kind of environment separates the men from the boys, doesn't it?

I'd rather be there than alot of places I've heard about.  For instance, the husband has been all over the world while he was in the AF.  Spent 20 years with them.  I guess the worst place he talked about was 'Nam because it was so hot, humid and when the rainy season came, it rained day and night for months.  There would be the other extreme too, like in Jordan, where it was hot-a different kind of hot than around here and windy.  England was dreary.  Washington state was rainy and foggy alot. 

It is cold here for about 2 mths.  What I mean by that is we usually don't get that much snow but we do get alot of ice.  Year before last was an exception.  It even snowed Christmas Day that year.  I had not seen but one snow on Christmas Day the entirety of my life.  It didn't get bad enough to keep everybody home so all the kids got here and we had a blast.  It gets cold around January and stays that way until late Feb. before it levels off to where you can stand it.  We live at the foot of the Appalch. Mts. and get all of the "fronts" just as they start over the mountains.

A different subject here but we had an alert today of the sighting of a black panther in our area and folks were calling FOX news saying that they had seen it.  Black bears and panthers have been seen in the area of a church we attended for awhile, Glassy Mtn. Baptist.  We were sitting in church one night and my brother-in-law and sis were visiting us there and i heard Jerry say, "did I just see a bear in the parking lot?" while pointing his finger outside to the parking lot.  Animal control came out and caught it the next day.  The preacher's wife had already told me that they had bears roaming around there and that they had black panthers there too. :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 26, 2012, 07:05:20 AM
I love all climates, but mostly I love the change of seasons, I couldn't live where it's winter 9 months a year, or summer year round, nope, I love the slow change that we get out west, though we did just go from summer to winter in one day, but we will be back to fall for the next month before it gets really cold.

Been around the world, but the worst climate I've yet to experience was in Korea on the border with the north, summer was hot, oppressive and down right miserable, 100% humidity and 90 deg.
But what shocked me the most one day we were outside on a hot miserable day, and within a few minutes, the weather changed to full blown winter and never looked back.
But the most shocking part was the length of winter, seemed like it would never end and as quick as in began, it suddenly ended, the next few days were amazing, everything was in bloom, didn't last long, and in no time, it was miserably hot again.

Nope, I honestly believe as all the people in my area, we live in Gods country, ruled politically by the Devil.
This truly is a beautiful place but being destroyed by liberal policies of the left.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 26, 2012, 09:36:14 AM
I love all climates, but mostly I love the change of seasons, I couldn't live where it's winter 9 months a year, or summer year round, nope, I love the slow change that we get out west, though we did just go from summer to winter in one day, but we will be back to fall for the next month before it gets really cold.

Been around the world, but the worst climate I've yet to experience was in Korea on the border with the north, summer was hot, oppressive and down right miserable, 100% humidity and 90 deg.
But what shocked me the most one day we were outside on a hot miserable day, and within a few minutes, the weather changed to full blown winter and never looked back.
But the most shocking part was the length of winter, seemed like it would never end and as quick as in began, it suddenly ended, the next few days were amazing, everything was in bloom, didn't last long, and in no time, it was miserably hot again.

Nope, I honestly believe as all the people in my area, we live in Gods country, ruled politically by the Devil.
This truly is a beautiful place but being destroyed by liberal policies of the left.


Well living in California in your area, you are on the very edge of god country.  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on October 27, 2012, 06:22:01 AM
Talk about changes in the forecast!  After temps near 80deg. all week, we now have a chance of snow as early as monday.  It was first forecast for lows in the mid 30's and highs near 60deg.  Now it could snow.  I guess we'll check out all of the winter equipment today because all it has to do around here is threaten snow or ice and our town goes into full frantic buying of loaf bread and milk. :confused:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 27, 2012, 06:46:32 AM
Talk about changes in the forecast!  After temps near 80deg. all week, we now have a chance of snow as early as monday.  It was first forecast for lows in the mid 30's and highs near 60deg.  Now it could snow.  I guess we'll check out all of the winter equipment today because all it has to do around here is threaten snow or ice and our town goes into full frantic buying of loaf bread and milk. :confused:

It great living this far out of town. (68 miles)   We generally have 3 month of food starting this time a year on hand.  But we can get in town about once a month if need.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on October 27, 2012, 10:20:31 AM
Gosh, what do y'all do for a living, if i may ask?  My husband is a plc electrician and works at 3m but his round trip  at work is 84 miles.  Gas is 3.07/gal.  Was 3.73/gal all summer.  Strange right here before elections that it's going down.  that is just a false sense being handed out because of the election.  We'll never see prices below 1.89/gal again or as long as Bambi has anything to do with it.  He is the regulator/ restrictor, so prices will stay up around where they are or higher.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 27, 2012, 11:26:26 AM
Gosh, what do y'all do for a living, if i may ask?  My husband is a plc electrician and works at 3m but his round trip  at work is 84 miles.  Gas is 3.07/gal.  Was 3.73/gal all summer.  Strange right here before elections that it's going down.  that is just a false sense being handed out because of the election.  We'll never see prices below 1.89/gal again or as long as Bambi has anything to do with it.  He is the regulator/ restrictor, so prices will stay up around where they are or higher.

I have been retired for the last 10 years.  But always have a honey do list.  LOL  I have a Diesel truck and the Diesel Prices around me are right now $4.42/gal.  When I was a kid I remember paying 15 ¢/gal for gas and getting a glass and full service.  Now I fill my own tank and pay 114.92 $ a tank and check my own oil, water, tire pressure.   I also clean my own windows, headlights and morris.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 01, 2012, 02:02:59 PM
Talk about changes in the forecast!  After temps near 80deg. all week, we now have a chance of snow as early as monday.  It was first forecast for lows in the mid 30's and highs near 60deg.  Now it could snow.  I guess we'll check out all of the winter equipment today because all it has to do around here is threaten snow or ice and our town goes into full frantic buying of loaf bread and milk. :confused:
:laugh:
The valley below me in Ca is the same, they panic when frost finally arrives. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 01, 2012, 02:06:33 PM
Gosh, what do y'all do for a living, if i may ask?  My husband is a plc electrician and works at 3m but his round trip  at work is 84 miles.  Gas is 3.07/gal.  Was 3.73/gal all summer.  Strange right here before elections that it's going down.  that is just a false sense being handed out because of the election.  We'll never see prices below 1.89/gal again or as long as Bambi has anything to do with it.  He is the regulator/ restrictor, so prices will stay up around where they are or higher.
Retired 10 years as well, so I don't have to leave the mountain hardly ever.
The little lady still commutes over 100 miles round trip, so she can stop at the store if necessary.

Did I mention I'm totally spoiled? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 01, 2012, 07:04:14 PM
Retired 10 years as well, so I don't have to leave the mountain hardly ever.
The little lady still commutes over 100 miles round trip, so she can stop at the store if necessary.

Did I mention I'm totally spoiled? :biggrin:

He got that right.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-085.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 01, 2012, 07:26:45 PM
He got that right.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-085.gif)

He is also (http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab294/HereBeMe/Smileys/Blinkies%20Misc/bth_1133.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 08, 2012, 01:25:55 PM
Walks - Not sure what is happening for you up there right now but the rain has started and it should turn to snow either late tonight or tomorrow.  Good thing I took the week off.  I can hunker down with my computer, my Kindle, or just watch a movie.  Just the way I like to deal with snow.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-153.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 08, 2012, 01:56:01 PM
we are gettin wacky weather again,,,, supposed to be 55 to 60 this weekend then monday, we get rain/snow otherwise known to me as snain.... I'm ready for it,,,,,  Hope it kinda doesnt happen,,,,,
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 08, 2012, 02:11:05 PM
we are gettin wacky weather again,,,, supposed to be 55 to 60 this weekend then monday, we get rain/snow otherwise known to me as snain.... I'm ready for it,,,,,  Hope it kinda doesnt happen,,,,,

I'm okay with it as long as I don't have to drive in it.   :smile:  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 08, 2012, 02:14:23 PM
Walks - Not sure what is happening for you up there right now but the rain has started and it should turn to snow either late tonight or tomorrow.  Good thing I took the week off.  I can hunker down with my computer, my Kindle, or just watch a movie.  Just the way I like to deal with snow.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-153.gif)

We are not seeing ice or snow in my area yet.   We live in a little banana belt area and it bypasses us most of the time, this time a year.   We will get down to the low 30 to 22º over the next 4 days at nights.  But will be around 47 to 45º day time.   We are @ 700' above sea level.   Snow will hit all around us at the 3000' level.   Cascade Mountains on one side of us and the Blue Mountains on the other side of us.  I don't look for snow until about 2ed or 3th week in Dec other then just a dusting if that.   :rolleyes:   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 10, 2012, 07:31:45 AM
Hmmm....ST  We just had 10 min of big snowflakes, and now it all gone.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 10, 2012, 12:39:42 PM
Hmmm....ST  We just had 10 min of big snowflakes, and now it all gone.   :lol:

Nothing is sticking here either.  Although it is a bit chilly out.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-153.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 10, 2012, 12:58:15 PM
Nothing is sticking here either.  Although it is a bit chilly out.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-153.gif)

We are hitting 45º day time and 28º at night or I should say between 0300 and 0500. 

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 11, 2012, 12:42:14 PM
I can report that we are having the good before winter comes in tonight,lol...66 right now.... but your cold front will be marching thru in a few hours and then it will be winter,lol. I'm ready,,,,
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 11, 2012, 02:10:17 PM
I can report that we are having the good before winter comes in tonight,lol...66 right now.... but your cold front will be marching thru in a few hours and then it will be winter,lol. I'm ready,,,,


The Pillsbury Dough Girl.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 11, 2012, 02:42:10 PM
I can report that we are having the good before winter comes in tonight,lol...66 right now.... but your cold front will be marching thru in a few hours and then it will be winter,lol. I'm ready,,,,
Bundle up, we hit the teens last night. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 11, 2012, 03:03:38 PM
Bundle up, we hit the teens last night. :scared:
lol,,,oh grrreeeaaaaatttt,lol. Well I am ready for it,,,wood ready,,,wool clothes ready,,, ugh I was so hoping no "teens" just yet,lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 12, 2012, 07:36:05 AM
lol,,,oh grrreeeaaaaatttt,lol. Well I am ready for it,,,wood ready,,,wool clothes ready,,, ugh I was so hoping no "teens" just yet,lol
Last night as well, looks like a five day cold spell.
The upside is the days are bright and sunny. :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 12, 2012, 10:03:11 AM
Last night as well, looks like a five day cold spell.
The upside is the days are bright and sunny. :smile:
Yep,,it is bright and sunny... chilly outside. Got the wood burner fired up on low right now,,,, I'm thinking small fore for the rst of the week,lol....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 15, 2012, 04:59:27 AM
Yep,,it is bright and sunny... chilly outside. Got the wood burner fired up on low right now,,,, I'm thinking small fore for the rst of the week,lol....

We had the wood-stove going for days.  Decided to let it go out last night.   It is a good opportunity to clean it out before the next cold wave hits.   Stay warm and dry Elfie!  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 15, 2012, 07:10:02 PM
We had the wood-stove going for days.  Decided to let it go out last night.   It is a good opportunity to clean it out before the next cold wave hits.   Stay warm and dry Elfie!  Toy
Dontcha hate when you have to let it go down to clean the ash,lol... I do.  I stay warm nooooo worries. I usually keep mine on when the day time temp hits 42 or below constant.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2012, 07:37:25 PM
Solar.....Weather along the West Coast from Seattle and Portland to Northern California will be stormy. 

Are you getting hit.  Washington and Oregon could get 3" to 4" of rain.

We now have snow around 3000'  and it looks like more tonight for the Blue Mountains and the Cascade Mountains.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 19, 2012, 07:57:39 PM
I saw the satellite pic the last few days and thought it looked pretty serious, even thought it was coming here, but the local forecasters seem to think it will miss us, but I don't.

Though were ready for snow, I don't want it yet.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2012, 09:37:54 PM
I saw the satellite pic the last few days and thought it looked pretty serious, even thought it was coming here, but the local forecasters seem to think it will miss us, but I don't.

Though were ready for snow, I don't want it yet.

Right now Surface Temp is 36ºF at 3000'  and there calling for snow tonight in the passes.  We will get down to 46º is all and winds at 15 mph.  with a light Shower off and on.  It will keep the sidewalks wet is bout all.  Blow all the leaves out of the yard today, should be the last time I hope.  Unless we get a 60 mph wind from the NW then I get all the apple tree leave in my yard.   Cut the grass for the last time this year.  (I hope lol)    Will check the 5th wheel and make sure the 12 volt battery are all charged up for the winter.  It is well protected for the Winter in the back of the hanger, but not from the cold. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 29, 2012, 05:23:57 AM
I hope you got everything covered and buttoned up tight, looks like you are getting our weather from the last 24 hrs.
We probably got 3+" and lots of wind, warm though, right around 48 deg.
But it was the heavy downpours that really overrun the downspouts and ditches, as well as cut new trenches in the road.

Just looked at the satellite photo, looks like it's on you as I type.
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/Satellite/hipacsat.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 29, 2012, 07:40:35 AM
I hope you got everything covered and buttoned up tight, looks like you are getting our weather from the last 24 hrs.
We probably got 3+" and lots of wind, warm though, right around 48 deg.
But it was the heavy downpours that really overrun the downspouts and ditches, as well as cut new trenches in the road.

Just looked at the satellite photo, looks like it's on you as I type.
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)


(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/Satellite/hipacsat.gif)

It don't look good LOL but it's 32º out now and calling for 45º day time.  We have fog from the river.  There calling for snow all around us in the mountain at 3000' and above also up North.  IF we get that much rain, we will have to use the box grader on the driveway.   It is about a mile long and all up hill.  We are all set for a big snow but don't see it until mid Dec.  We are good for 3 month or longer needed.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2012, 06:14:17 AM
Woke up at 5:30 to serious wind and 73 degree weather, but looking at the satellite, we are about to get nailed with a 50 degree drop in temp, all at once. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2012, 07:55:19 AM
Woke up at 5:30 to serious wind and 73 degree weather, but looking at the satellite, we are about to get nailed with a 50 degree drop in temp, all at once. :scared:

We are coming up to 50º + today. We are getting very little of all the rain thats coming through Washington and Oregon. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 03, 2012, 06:40:28 AM
We are coming up to 50º + today. We are getting very little of all the rain thats coming through Washington and Oregon.
Were 40 degrees colder than this time yesterday and clearing skies for the day, but those last few days of heavy rain gave us about 13" of rain.
I just might go down and do a little mining., :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 03, 2012, 06:59:19 AM
Were 40 degrees colder than this time yesterday and clearing skies for the day, but those last few days of heavy rain gave us about 13" of rain.
I just might go down and do a little mining., :smile:

Looked like your area had problems with run off.  Nice to know it all goes down hill.   I had two maintenance men back about 30 years ago that would take off after a big rain.  On the same day and go mining with a portable vacuum dredge they made.  They did not make much but they were always looking for that one big hit.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 03, 2012, 09:11:39 AM
Looked like your area had problems with run off.  Nice to know it all goes down hill.   I had two maintenance men back about 30 years ago that would take off after a big rain.  On the same day and go mining with a portable vacuum dredge they made.  They did not make much but they were always looking for that one big hit.
I'm going to need a new wetsuit, mine is full of holes.
But I know this rain washed a lot of gold into the creek. :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 07, 2012, 05:09:55 AM
Still great weather here along the SC mountains.  Actually, we are located about 7.5 mi from NC state line.  Any "fronts" come thru, we get them in a hurry.  No inclement weather is forecast locally, but my trusty almanac tells me to be prepared for the latter part of Dec. as we will or should be having a snow/ice event.  Also, two more such events are forcast during the winter until March and then we will have Spring to talk about.  The temp here has been high 60's to low 70's for the last 2 weeks, absolutely gorgeous and definitely unseasonable.   :wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 07, 2012, 06:02:54 AM
Were finally getting into more seasonal weather, highs in the low 50s, nights in the 20s, with sunny skies.
I used to read the Farmers Almanac, but the last 20 years they have been completely off for weather in the West.

If I were to guess, I'd say were in for a lot of heavy snow this year and below normal temps, while East of the Rockies sees an increase in moisture in the North, and dry to the South.

But then, I'm only basing it on previous Winters in the West.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 16, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
 :lol:  We had a dusting of snow last night.  About ¼" of snow in all.   Started about 1800 hrs last night and stopped about 2000 hrs.  It is almost all gone now.   The top of the Blue Mountains look like it got hit good.   :thumbsup:  We have not been much over 42º day time and 28 to 32º night time for the last week.    I think Winter is setting in for us.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 20, 2012, 07:19:07 AM
Got down to 17 deg yesterday, never got above freezing all day, woke to a heat wave of 21 this morn, I hope we warm up before the snow comes, otherwise it will take weeks to melt away.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 20, 2012, 07:48:11 AM
Got down to 17 deg yesterday, never got above freezing all day, woke to a heat wave of 21 this morn, I hope we warm up before the snow comes, otherwise it will take weeks to melt away.

We hit 44º last night, day time was 47º.  we are in a Banana Belt area, snow all around us within 60 to 80 miles of us.  But all we are getting is a little rain off and on.  Just one day of snow that lasted about 2 hrs and was gone in 6 hrs last week.  In the sun it was 55º yesterday.   If it don't get cooled soon I may have to cut the grass.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 20, 2012, 08:49:40 AM
We hit 44º last night, day time was 47º.  we are in a Banana Belt area, snow all around us within 60 to 80 miles of us.  But all we are getting is a little rain off and on.  Just one day of snow that lasted about 2 hrs and was gone in 6 hrs last week.  In the sun it was 55º yesterday.   If it don't get cooled soon I may have to cut the grass.   :lol:
I was just telling ST we missed our last chance to cut the lawn, it really needs it, but it was too wet, and now it's frozen solid, would probably break the blade. :laugh:

My brother lives a mile away in a banana belt as well, the forest looks completely different than my place.
I have predominantly Doug fir, mixed with Madrone, Dog wood, down to Yew tree and maple at the bottom of the property, his has yellow pine manzanita and black oak, and all kinds of bugs that I don't have as well as blue birds, I have Stellar Bluejays, he is also 10 degrees warmer at the same elevation.
And that is only one mile away, funny how it can be so different every mile or so in the mountains.
Difference is, I own a canyon that funnels the cold air from the higher elevations.

We can have have two feet of snow on the ground, but less than a 1000 ft away over the hill, they only get a dusting.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 20, 2012, 08:56:09 AM
Oh, and it loks like you might be getting some snow soon, check out the satellite pic.

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 20, 2012, 10:18:22 AM
Oh, and it loks like you might be getting some snow soon, check out the satellite pic.

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true (http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx?animate=true)

I look it that every night before going to bed and when I first get up.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 20, 2012, 11:04:20 AM
I look it that every night before going to bed and when I first get up.
Same here, watch the animation several times a day.
Here's another I like using.
You can do your own area.
http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/California%20City-weather/weather-maps/temperature-map.html (http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/California%20City-weather/weather-maps/temperature-map.html)

Click the pic/video at the top of the page and watch the farmhouse at night. :smile:
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/forecast/localtowns/placerville10day.php (http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/forecast/localtowns/placerville10day.php)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 20, 2012, 07:16:55 PM
Same here, watch the animation several times a day.
Here's another I like using.
You can do your own area.
http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/California%20City-weather/weather-maps/temperature-map.html (http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/California%20City-weather/weather-maps/temperature-map.html)

Click the pic/video at the top of the page and watch the farmhouse at night.  :smile:
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/forecast/localtowns/placerville10day.php (http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/forecast/localtowns/placerville10day.php)

LOL I like the farmhouse site.   But I can not get it for my area.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 21, 2012, 05:40:57 AM
LOL I like the farmhouse site.   But I can not get it for my area.
Does this get close? You can enter your zip code in upper right hand corner.

http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/weather/hw3.php?config=&pass=&dpp=&forecast=zandh&config=&place=olympia&state=wa&country=us (http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/weather/hw3.php?config=&pass=&dpp=&forecast=zandh&config=&place=olympia&state=wa&country=us)

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 21, 2012, 05:55:05 AM
Does this get close? You can enter your zip code in upper right hand corner.

http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/weather/hw3.php?config=&pass=&dpp=&forecast=zandh&config=&place=olympia&state=wa&country=us (http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/weather/hw3.php?config=&pass=&dpp=&forecast=zandh&config=&place=olympia&state=wa&country=us)

I could get my area ok, but just not the farmhouse.  lol 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 21, 2012, 06:04:57 AM
I could get my area ok, but just not the farmhouse.  lol
Yeah, I noticed that when I tried to find your area. :sad:
I love the way you can slide the time bar and see the weather for a certain time of day or night, but I noticed it doesn't seem to match their own forecast.
Wonder which is the correct one? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 21, 2012, 06:16:48 AM
Yeah, I noticed that when I tried to find your area. :sad:
I love the way you can slide the time bar and see the weather for a certain time of day or night, but I noticed it doesn't seem to match their own forecast.
Wonder which is the correct one? :blink:


So much for predicting Global warming.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 21, 2012, 06:22:46 AM
This is the best I can get for my area.  It is up river about 10 mile and in Oregon.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)


and this.....

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx (http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 21, 2012, 06:45:48 AM

So much for predicting Global warming.   :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
When all seems darkest, it must be night....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 07:13:11 AM
There talking snow for us on the 25th and 26th.

 Quad time on the runway.   :thumbsup:   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 07:46:29 AM
I've been watching that storm for a week and thought you would get snow today or tomorrow.
We dodged the bullet again, it reversed it's Southern route and pulled back up North, so we'll get more of a sub, sub tropic flow.

I'm torn between a new quad, or a dozer. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 09:51:32 AM
I've been watching that storm for a week and thought you would get snow today or tomorrow.
We dodged the bullet again, it reversed it's Southern route and pulled back up North, so we'll get more of a sub, sub tropic flow.

I'm torn between a new quad, or a dozer. :blink:

LOL a dozer sounds like work.    My neighbor has a D8, but then there not much he don't have.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 11:02:12 AM
LOL a dozer sounds like work.    My neighbor has a D8, but then there not much he don't have.   :lol:
I would love ad8, but unfortunately it's just to damn big when you consider I own a canyon, the scar something to large would be seen by the county and I'd be fined because all the stuff I need to do is along the creeks.
A smaller one won't leave as big a footprint when I slowly put in trails and a pond.

The one I'm looking at has a claw bucket as well, so I can pick up trees and my brother can mill them up for sale.

Ya know, it's sad when you can't work on your own Private property without getting nailed by envirofreaks.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 01:40:08 PM
I would love ad8, but unfortunately it's just to damn big when you consider I own a canyon, the scar something to large would be seen by the county and I'd be fined because all the stuff I need to do is along the creeks.
A smaller one won't leave as big a footprint when I slowly put in trails and a pond.

The one I'm looking at has a claw bucket as well, so I can pick up trees and my brother can mill them up for sale.

Ya know, it's sad when you can't work on your own Private property without getting nailed by envirofreaks.



LOL I need one.

Miniature Bull Dozer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kei_ByF9DDE#)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 02:29:02 PM
LOL How cute. :laugh:
I looked up the price, nearly 6 grand.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 03:05:46 PM
LOL How cute. :laugh:
I looked up the price, nearly 6 grand.

I paid 9 grand of my quad new.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 03:48:17 PM
I paid 9 grand of my quad new.
Put a blade on your quad, and I'd bet it could more than that little dozer, I know my Kawasaki could match it easily, and it's only a 360.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 06:32:53 PM
Put a blade on your quad, and I'd bet it could more than that little dozer, I know my Kawasaki could match it easily, and it's only a 360.

I been thinking of that or a small box grader for the quad.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 07:10:09 PM
I been thinking of that or a small box grader for the quad.
Here's one I was looking at before I got my tractor.
The only issue is you have to get off to adjust it.
And it's cheap, Only $189.99, from Northern tool.

(http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/365342_lg.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2012, 07:19:28 PM
Here's one I was looking at before I got my tractor.
The only issue is you have to get off to adjust it.
And it's cheap, Only $189.99, from Northern tool.
(http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/365342_lg.gif)

I was thinking of something that would last more then a year.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2012, 07:33:50 PM
I was thinking of something that would last more then a year.  LOL
Honestly, it's why I bought a tractor instead, there just isn't anything out there worth a damn, they are all to light and you don't have the control you do with the hydraulics of a tractor.

The only implement any good is the snow attachments and mowers.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 24, 2012, 06:38:11 AM
Solar do you see whats coming our way.   :popcorn:

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 24, 2012, 06:49:53 AM
Solar do you see whats coming our way.   :popcorn:

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Yes, and it's a lot warmer than the last, which means even more flooding in the valleys from snow melt.

If they aren't whining about drought, they complain about something else.
And people wonder why I don't watch TV at all...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 24, 2012, 03:18:34 PM
Did you notice the cold air on the backside of the low diving down out of the North?
Looks like Thursday, or Friday will be interesting. :unsure:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 24, 2012, 07:08:39 PM
Did you notice the cold air on the backside of the low diving down out of the North?
Looks like Thursday, or Friday will be interesting. :unsure:

We will see if it drops below Canadian into the U.S. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 25, 2012, 08:28:16 AM
We will see if it drops below Canadian into the U.S.
Not only did the cold air come down, but a secondary low developed.
I'm still holding onto Thursday as a possible snow day and quading day. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 25, 2012, 10:00:36 AM
Not only did the cold air come down, but a secondary low developed.
I'm still holding onto Thursday as a possible snow day and quading day. :laugh:

We are getting a dusting of snow right now.  But it may trun into rain later.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 25, 2012, 06:05:02 PM
We are getting a dusting of snow right now.  But it may trun into rain later.   :popcorn:
Looks like we may wake to snow.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 25, 2012, 07:10:22 PM
Looks like we may wake to snow.

Well we have 1" of snow, it just stopped about 1700.   Look like rain will move in tomorrow as they are talking 37º daytime.

1" not enough to even try out my new snow thrower.  I put gas in it for the first time yesterday and fired it up.  Just to make sure it would work and to break it in before I had to move snow.  It fired right off, it has electric start by way of 110 or hand pulled . I run it at different speeds for 45 minutes.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 25, 2012, 07:29:20 PM
Well we have 1" of snow, it just stopped about 1700.   Look like rain will move in tomorrow as they are talking 37º daytime.

1" not enough to even try out my new snow thrower.  I put gas in it for the first time yesterday and fired it up.  Just to make sure it would work and to break it in before I had to move snow.  It fired right off, it has electric start by way of 110 or hand pulled . I run it at different speeds for 45 minutes.
I may need one by morning, I got home just over an hour ago and the temp was 40, it's now 33 and falling fast, with cold air moving in, we will awake to several inches.
I don't have the heart to tell ST she will have to drive to work in the snow. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 27, 2012, 05:04:14 AM
Well, it's now official.  No more 65-70 deg. weather for us here in the SC mountains.  We've had rain and just enough low temps to form that ice on the decorations hanging off our deck and porch.  Snow above us, not 15 miles away.  We are right on the SC/NC border and it is very unpredictable here, but we get snow or at least ice and the folks down the road 7/8 miles get rain.   :ohmy:  Anyways, it's cold here, finally.  Thankfully, it doesn't last long.  At least the children were all excited, thinking they would get to see snow while they were out for school holidays. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 27, 2012, 07:23:05 AM
Well, it's now official.  No more 65-70 deg. weather for us here in the SC mountains.  We've had rain and just enough low temps to form that ice on the decorations hanging off our deck and porch.  Snow above us, not 15 miles away.  We are right on the SC/NC border and it is very unpredictable here, but we get snow or at least ice and the folks down the road 7/8 miles get rain.   :ohmy:  Anyways, it's cold here, finally.  Thankfully, it doesn't last long.  At least the children were all excited, thinking they would get to see snow while they were out for school holidays.
Looks like you're in for more seasonal weather for your area, while the West is cold but clear for a change.
We really haven't had any sun in a month and above normal rainfall.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 31, 2012, 05:16:24 AM
Solar, looks like a cold front coming in.


about 7 miles away as the crow flies across the river in Oregon  or 80 miles by road.   :lol:  http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 31, 2012, 05:39:19 AM
Solar, looks like a cold front coming in.


about 7 miles away as the crow flies across the river in Oregon  or 80 miles by road.   :lol:  http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I know what you mean, I can see a town about 8 miles away, but to get there is a 70 mile drive.

Were 21 right now, but even the meteorologists haven't a clue as what to expect the next few days, one says snow, another says clear, while another says a possibility of clear with rain and snow showers. :blink:
Throw in 40 days and 40 nights and she would have all her bases covered. :lol:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 31, 2012, 06:24:28 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I know what you mean, I can see a town about 8 miles away, but to get there is a 70 mile drive.

Were 21 right now, but even the meteorologists haven't a clue as what to expect the next few days, one says snow, another says clear, while another says a possibility of clear with rain and snow showers. :blink:
Throw in 40 days and 40 nights and she would have all her bases covered. :lol:

Yesterday it hit 32º tops but in the sun it felt like 70º.  But let the sun go behind a big cloud and you know it's 32º out right now.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 31, 2012, 07:10:05 AM
Yesterday it hit 32º tops but in the sun it felt like 70º.  But let the sun go behind a big cloud and you know it's 32º out right now.   :lol:
Same here, it was a beautiful day, but hit the shade and it was ice.
I had to go down to the creek to work on pump wiring, well below freezing down there, couldn't get out fast enough.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 31, 2012, 07:36:22 AM
Looks like you're in for more seasonal weather for your area, while the West is cold but clear for a change.
We really haven't had any sun in a month and above normal rainfall.

Yep, we're in the zone where I live that is calling for numerous events of snow and ice.  The almanac says that the most of it will be just north of us but i've learned to expect more of the bad stuff because we live just about on the border between the two states and at the foot of some pretty big mountains.  Fronts coming in can be readily recognized-not much time to prepare.   According to the almanac, it should be fairing by end of March. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 31, 2012, 07:50:15 AM
Yep, we're in the zone where I live that is calling for numerous events of snow and ice.  The almanac says that the most of it will be just north of us but i've learned to expect more of the bad stuff because we live just about on the border between the two states and at the foot of some pretty big mountains.  Fronts coming in can be readily recognized-not much time to prepare.   According to the almanac, it should be fairing by end of March.
Yeah, our real Winter doesn't begin till late Jan and relaxes in March...a bit.
I'm expecting heavy snow soon and some serious cold snaps. :sad:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 31, 2012, 01:19:16 PM
Yep, we're in the zone where I live that is calling for numerous events of snow and ice.  The almanac says that the most of it will be just north of us but i've learned to expect more of the bad stuff because we live just about on the border between the two states and at the foot of some pretty big mountains.  Fronts coming in can be readily recognized-not much time to prepare.   According to the almanac, it should be fairing by end of March.

I think top elevation for you area is about 2,980 feet, it is just a pass for us. 

Snoqualmie Pass on I-90  Elevation:  3022 ft / 921 m

Stevens Pass on US 2  Elevation: 4061 ft / 1238 m

Blewett Pass US97   Elevation: 4102 ft / 1250 m
 
White Pass on US 12   Elevation:4500 ft / 1372 m

Wauconda Pass SR20   Elevation: 4310 ft / 1314 m

Sherman Pass on SR 20  Elevation:  5575 ft / 1699 m

Chinook Pass SR410 Elevation: 5430 ft / 1655 m


We have 15 pass in all we can move in our state with out going over a pass.   :lol:

Some highest mountains in Washington state.

Mount Rainier, 14,411'/4392m,

Mount Adams, 12,276'/3742m

Little Tahoma Peak, 11,138'/3395m

Mount Baker, 10,775'/3284m

Glacier Peak, 10,541'/3213m

Bonanza Peak, 9,511'/2899m

Mount Stuart, 9,415'/2870m

Mount Fernow, 9,249'/2819m

Goode Mountain, 9,220'/2810m

Mount Shuksan, 9,127'/2782m,

There are over 100 Mount or Peaks over 8,000' high.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 31, 2012, 04:25:11 PM
I think top elevation for you area is about 2,980 feet, it is just a pass for us. 

Snoqualmie Pass on I-90  Elevation:  3022 ft / 921 m

Stevens Pass on US 2  Elevation: 4061 ft / 1238 m

Blewett Pass US97   Elevation: 4102 ft / 1250 m
 
White Pass on US 12   Elevation:4500 ft / 1372 m

Wauconda Pass SR20   Elevation: 4310 ft / 1314 m

Sherman Pass on SR 20  Elevation:  5575 ft / 1699 m

Chinook Pass SR410 Elevation: 5430 ft / 1655 m


We have 15 pass in all we can move in our state with out going over a pass.   :lol:

Some highest mountains in Washington state.

Mount Rainier, 14,411'/4392m,

Mount Adams, 12,276'/3742m

Little Tahoma Peak, 11,138'/3395m

Mount Baker, 10,775'/3284m

Glacier Peak, 10,541'/3213m

Bonanza Peak, 9,511'/2899m

Mount Stuart, 9,415'/2870m

Mount Fernow, 9,249'/2819m

Goode Mountain, 9,220'/2810m

Mount Shuksan, 9,127'/2782m,

There are over 100 Mount or Peaks over 8,000' high.
Not my area, we live around 3000' and in the shadow of a mountain at 4800', we range between 10,000' and Mt. Whitney at 14,494 to the South.
Donner Pass about 25 miles to the N/E is 7,057 feet and that isn't even the peak and just to hit Tahoe about 20 miles away is 10,000' for us.
Luckily we don't have to go up to go to the city for supplies, it's all downhill from here, except out the driveway, we have to crest one mountain, then it's not so bad.

Where we live is all mountains, there are no valleys, so you are either cresting, or descending, if you aren't 4 wheeling, you absolutely need chains, or you won't be moving and even chains aren't a guarantee you'll get there.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 31, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
Not my area, we live around 3000' and in the shadow of a mountain at 4800', we range between 10,000' and Mt. Whitney at 14,494 to the South.
Donner Pass about 25 miles to the N/E is 7,057 feet and that isn't even the peak and just to hit Tahoe about 20 miles away is 10,000' for us.
Luckily we don't have to go up to go to the city for supplies, it's all downhill from here, except out the driveway, we have to crest one mountain, then it's not so bad.

Where we live is all mountains, there are no valleys, so you are either cresting, or descending, if you aren't 4 wheeling, you absolutely need chains, or you won't be moving and even chains aren't a guarantee you'll get there.

I have been to Tahoe 3 times.   Also been over Donner Pass 6 times, last time over Donner was 4 years ago going home.   I remember on road out of Tahoe that was about one line in some area way up high.  You could look down on both sides, one hell of a drop on each side.   My wife did not say a word as there was no way of truning around.   :lol:  But when we got on a reg-two line road she had a lot to say.   :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 01, 2013, 05:45:48 AM
I have been to Tahoe 3 times.   Also been over Donner Pass 6 times, last time over Donner was 4 years ago going home.   I remember on road out of Tahoe that was about one line in some area way up high.  You could look down on both sides, one hell of a drop on each side.   My wife did not say a word as there was no way of truning around.   :lol:  But when we got on a reg-two line road she had a lot to say.   :lol:
Sounds like you went one of two ways, either HWY 50 West out of Tahoe, or the Forest hill road, which runs the canyon and has a mile nearly vertical drop straight down. (Freakin Scary)
The first time I went that way, I was driving a USFS fire truck, damn near shit my pants when I looked over the edge.
Your wife had every right to freak... :scared: :scared: :scared:

I should take Toy that way next time I come back the long way. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 01, 2013, 07:42:16 PM
Sounds like you went one of two ways, either HWY 50 West out of Tahoe, or the Forest hill road, which runs the canyon and has a mile nearly vertical drop straight down. (Freakin Scary)The first time I went that way, I was driving a USFS fire truck, damn near shit my pants when I looked over the edge.
Your wife had every right to freak... :scared: :scared: :scared:

I should take Toy that way next time I come back the long way. :laugh:

That sounds like the one lol   There were trees all around and then they  were gone.   Just open space on both side with no bottom that I could see as I was driving.  LOL  I think some of it was gravel road in places if I remember right. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 02, 2013, 06:04:28 AM
28º outside right now, calling for 29º for the hight today.   :lol:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on January 02, 2013, 07:01:31 AM
All those high peaks would scare the be-Jesus outta' me.  I couldn't handle all that.
You all are proof that living out there can be done but I'm not that much of a pioneer.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 02, 2013, 08:29:49 AM
28º outside right now, calling for 29º for the hight today.   :lol:
But it's clear and sunny for the next week at least. :laugh:
We are at 20 every morning, never higher than 27, but in the sun it feels like Spring and 75 out. :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 02, 2013, 08:32:16 AM
All those high peaks would scare the be-Jesus outta' me.  I couldn't handle all that.
You all are proof that living out there can be done but I'm not that much of a pioneer.
The drive to my place has three ways in, all traverse serious canyons, which I see as beautiful, but my mom only came here twice in the last 25 years, hated the cliffs.
People occasionally go over the side, most live unharmed, some we find days later with the help of buzzards. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2013, 06:00:24 AM
LOL...... got up to a fresh 1/2 " of snow and 25º out this A.M.  Today calling for 36º tops.   I think Winter has started.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on January 06, 2013, 06:51:45 AM
Woke to a balmy 35 degrees....  A heat wave compared to the last couple of weeks.  Better check with my Weatherman, Solar, what to expect next.   :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 06, 2013, 07:14:38 AM
LOL...... got up to a fresh 1/2 " of snow and 25º out this A.M.  Today calling for 36º tops.   I think Winter has started.   :thumbsup:
We finallyu warmed up after a week of below freezing weather 24/7.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2013, 07:31:24 AM
We finallyu warmed up after a week of below freezing weather 24/7.


We have G/W coming up.   :lol:
Mon 45º/41º
Tue  48º/45º
Wed 50º/35º
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 06, 2013, 08:25:49 AM

We have G/W coming up.   :lol:
Mon 45º/41º
Tue  48º/45º
Wed 50º/35º
And I love it, I get tired of filling the dogs water everyday. It freezes solid and is about six inches thick.
The hose never thaws out, and you know how long it takes a Dodge diesel to warm up.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 12, 2013, 11:56:41 AM
Pipes just thawed out around noon, we hit 13 last night, I guess Winter just hit? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 12, 2013, 03:07:17 PM
Pipes just thawed out around noon, we hit 13 last night, I guess Winter just hit? :blink:

Yep Winter is on us.  Hit 17 last night.   I keep the water tricking when it gets below 30º day time and below 20º night time.  But then I am on well water and on the grid, so it not a big deal.   I use more water, when watering the yard in one day in the Summer then I use all Winter long. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 12, 2013, 07:38:34 PM
Yep Winter is on us.  Hit 17 last night.   I keep the water tricking when it gets below 30º day time and below 20º night time.  But then I am on well water and on the grid, so it not a big deal.   I use more water, when watering the yard in one day in the Summer then I use all Winter long.
Ye3p, tonight the water trickles....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 13, 2013, 07:17:07 AM
Ye3p, tonight the water trickles....

Hit 17º again last night, but will only get up to 29º today they say.   :rolleyes:

I see some G/W coming next week, should get up to 35º  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 13, 2013, 07:25:54 AM
Hit 17º again last night, but will only get up to 29º today they say.   :rolleyes:

I see some G/W coming next week, should get up to 35º  :lol:
Didn't get above 24 yesterday, it's 12 outside as I type, probably hit 11 before we start our heatwave of 25 for the day.
Send some of that AGW down here, I hate getting up and running the water for 15 minutes while all the ice chunks blow through.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 13, 2013, 07:49:35 AM
Didn't get above 24 yesterday, it's 12 outside as I type, probably hit 11 before we start our heatwave of 25 for the day.
Send some of that AGW down here, I hate getting up and running the water for 15 minutes while all the ice chunks blow through.

ST must love that morning shower.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 13, 2013, 08:42:42 AM
ST must love that morning shower.   :lol:
The Wolf and I are happy, I don't know what the woman's issue is? :lol:
Sun's up and were on a heatwave from 11 to 15 degrees, looks like a hot one today. :rolleyes:

ST is glaring at me. :glare: :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 13, 2013, 10:01:29 AM
The Wolf and I are happy, I don't know what the woman's issue is? :lol:
Sun's up and were on a heatwave from 11 to 15 degrees, looks like a hot one today. :rolleyes:

ST is glaring at me. :glare: :laugh:

I didn't know what a hot shower was until I was about 15  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2013, 06:49:19 AM
I didn't know what a hot shower was until I was about 15  :lol:
You didn't own a garden hose in the Summer?
My dad told me he and all the neighbor kids would go to the fire house where the hose had been laying in the sun all day and the men would turn it on while their moms made sure they washed first, then they were allowed to play.

I was lucky, I was 5 when we got hot running water, dad bought a brand new home for $12,000 in 59, remember it like yesterday.
Ya know what really sucks, the Dims screwed the housing mkt up so badly, I can only get $65,000 for it after all these years.
It should have appreciated to $250,000 but with only cash buyers and lenders tightening up on loans, there just isn't a mkt, and it has a hot shower. :wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2013, 07:14:31 AM
fire house   :lol:  Not on a farm.

Just a pump handle, and a good size creek with a good size swimming hole.
I remember the first hot water tank in back of the old wood stove.   :lol: 
Mom and the girls got the hot water.  We got what was left, after the first round of chores were done.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on January 14, 2013, 07:19:55 AM
I thought that winter was on us the last time I posted on this thread but it didn't last long enough.  The temps here over the weekend were in the 70-73 range but it rained some saturday morning.  Back in the 60's today with rain most of the day and tomorrow.  If this trend keeps up[, we'll have about a month and a half to deal with cold weather.  There's been snow just above us as close as Hendersonville, NC but we've missed it all winter so far.  Sounds like some of you are really having it rough.  Seeing the grass in the yard turn greener.  We usually go thru this kind of period, just enough to start all of the grass, trees and bushes to start budding, then we'll have that "easter snap" and everything will get killed by frost in late March-early April. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on January 14, 2013, 07:28:17 AM
I thought that winter was on us the last time I posted on this thread but it didn't last long enough.  The temps here over the weekend were in the 70-73 range but it rained some saturday morning.  Back in the 60's today with rain most of the day and tomorrow.  If this trend keeps up[, we'll have about a month and a half to deal with cold weather.  There's been snow just above us as close as Hendersonville, NC but we've missed it all winter so far.  Sounds like some of you are really having it rough.  Seeing the grass in the yard turn greener.  We usually go thru this kind of period, just enough to start all of the grass, trees and bushes to start budding, then we'll have that "easter snap" and everything will get killed by frost in late March-early April.

The apple farmers are concerned with the warm weather in Henderson Co., NC.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2013, 08:29:14 AM
The apple farmers are concerned with the warm weather in Henderson Co., NC.
Same here in Ca, they are picking oranges as fast as they can to avoid the freeze.
Were warming up finally, hit 16, with a nasty windchill of something like 20 below.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2013, 02:25:00 PM
fire house   :lol:  Not on a farm.

Just a pump handle, and a good size creek with a good size swimming hole.
I remember the first hot water tank in back of the old wood stove.   :lol: 
Mom and the girls got the hot water.  We got what was left, after the first round of chores were done.
Are they calling for snow in your area?
I was looking at the satellite pic and it looks like it's diving down quickly out of the North, right over you, if it reaches my area, it will definitely be snow and a lot of it.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2013, 04:33:29 PM
Are they calling for snow in your area?
I was looking at the satellite pic and it looks like it's diving down quickly out of the North, right over you, if it reaches my area, it will definitely be snow and a lot of it.

There calling for a 10% chance of snow tonight and Tue.   But most of the time we need about 30% + before we get it.   Been checking that big cold front coming down for the last 24hrs.   Looks like it will go around us moving more East around Spokane Wa.  on it's way back East.   We are @ 1200' A/S/L per my GPS.  The river is at 700' most of the time we see snow at about 2000' or above around 10% chance is all.  But the day is young yet.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2013, 06:09:52 PM
There calling for a 10% chance of snow tonight and Tue.   But most of the time we need about 30% + before we get it.   Been checking that big cold front coming down for the last 24hrs.   Looks like it will go around us moving more East around Spokane Wa.  on it's way back East.   We are @ 1200' A/S/L per my GPS.  The river is at 700' most of the time we see snow at about 2000' or above around 10% chance is all.  But the day is young yet.   :lol:
In just over a couple of months we'll be looking at Spring racing in. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2013, 06:52:20 PM
In just over a couple of months we'll be looking at Spring racing in. :biggrin:

 :lol:  :lol:
Feb. is our cold month for us.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2013, 08:54:48 PM
:lol:  :lol:
Feb. is our cold month for us.   :popcorn:
Same here, but then March is in like a lion, out like a lamb, with a nasty bite sometimes. :unsure:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2013, 10:26:44 PM
Same here, but then March is in like a lion, out like a lamb, with a nasty bite sometimes. :unsure:

We start cultivating the land in March and start planting by the end of March in our area. 


I have built a database for my neighbor so he can track everything on computer now.   Nov. is pressure washing and steam cleaning everything.   Dec, Jan and Feb is full maintenance on everything.  Then repaint everthing as needed.   Along with a full wax job on everything. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2013, 10:41:14 PM
NWS = National Weather Service

(http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/windchill/images/windchill.gif)


Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 15, 2013, 10:25:22 AM
Solar, looks like that cold front will be dropping down in the mid West and around the Great Lakes.

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 15, 2013, 11:07:50 AM
Solar, looks like that cold front will be dropping down in the mid West and around the Great Lakes.

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Yeah, I've been watching it all morning hoping it would move on.
Looks like we might be warming up a bit finally.
I actually welcome deep extended freezes, it helps knock the bugs down for the next Summer. :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 15, 2013, 11:22:52 AM
Yeah, I've been watching it all morning hoping it would move on.
Looks like we might be warming up a bit finally.
I actually welcome deep extended freezes, it helps knock the bugs down for the next Summer. :smile:

I am with you on that.   :thumbsup:  Farming country is also fly country in the summer.  Horse flies bite are not fun. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 15, 2013, 11:33:35 AM
I am with you on that.   :thumbsup:  Farming country is also fly country in the summer.  Horse flies bite are not fun.
I hate those damned things! We don't have an issue with them, that is unless your idiot neighbor has goats and doesn't keep their pen clean.
Last Summer every time I checked the mail, I would get swarmed, the goats were only a few hundred feet away, but the flies loved the heat on the mail box and would congregate.
My dog at the time used to freakout and run into the forest at the first sign of a horse fly.
I assumed he got bit as well. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 15, 2013, 01:05:30 PM
I hate those damned things! We don't have an issue with them, that is unless your idiot neighbor has goats and doesn't keep their pen clean.
Last Summer every time I checked the mail, I would get swarmed, the goats were only a few hundred feet away, but the flies loved the heat on the mail box and would congregate.
My dog at the time used to freakout and run into the forest at the first sign of a horse fly.
I assumed he got bit as well. :scared:

We have two very large cattle/dairy farms.  One in Oregon about 40 miles away and the other about 35 miles to the East of us.  When the wind is just right we get flies.  Thank God it is only about once a month or so.  Summer time we don't keep much fruit in the house for long or we get fruit flies.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 15, 2013, 01:49:28 PM
We have two very large cattle/dairy farms.  One in Oregon about 40 miles away and the other about 35 miles to the East of us.  When the wind is just right we get flies.  Thank God it is only about once a month or so.  Summer time we don't keep much fruit in the house for long or we get fruit flies.
It's weird, up here in the mountains, we don't get the same obnoxious bugs every year. It changes like cycles about every 5 to ten years depending on weather.
Last year, was grasshoppers, year before was noseums, the year before that, some kind of stink beetle that leaves it's pheromones streaking down everything like 8' sliding doors with dozens of white stinky streaks from top to bottom.
Can't dry clothes outside, or you'll have to wash them again.
One thing we haven't had a problem with is mosquitoes, which is strange since we have so many creeks around here.

Hey, check out the satellite pic, I noticed something really strange, in the center of the low in the Pacific where the sky is kind of clear, look at the streaks in the clouds, they look like jet trails crossing the ocean, but I highly doubt they are.

You may have to copy and paste the second frozen image, it wouldn't show in the preview.

(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
(http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/PacificSatellite.aspx)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 17, 2013, 08:10:21 AM
There talking 16º or below for the next two nights.  We had frozen fog for the last 3 mornings.

One for ST
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TmSK6Bwq_Yo/TJG5ZrQIlmI/AAAAAAAAAEk/V_TTjATz6qg/s1600/mornings.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 17, 2013, 05:37:05 PM
There talking 16º or below for the next two nights.  We had frozen fog for the last 3 mornings.

One for ST
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TmSK6Bwq_Yo/TJG5ZrQIlmI/AAAAAAAAAEk/V_TTjATz6qg/s1600/mornings.jpg)
I see that, maybe even a snow flurry possible?
We had an actual Spring day here, it hit 60, but were still hitting the teens every night.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 17, 2013, 08:58:03 PM
I see that, maybe even a snow flurry possible?
We had an actual Spring day here, it hit 60, but were still hitting the teens every night.

I don't see snow for us in my area.   But that cold front should hit northern states starting this weekend big time.  Some spots could see -7º around the Great Lakes region, with snow all the way down to NC tonight.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 18, 2013, 07:16:29 AM
I don't see snow for us in my area.   But that cold front should hit northern states starting this weekend big time.  Some spots could see -7º around the Great Lakes region, with snow all the way down to NC tonight.
Yeah, just looked and it evaporated.
We will actually reach the 70s today. :scared:   :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 18, 2013, 07:35:43 AM
Yeah, just looked and it evaporated.
We will actually reach the 70s today. :scared:   :cool: :cool:

If the wind blows just right we will hit 44º   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 18, 2013, 06:25:53 PM
Today I took the good wife out for a ride.  We took a ride up to the high ridge (2000').   
It is about 26 miles.  At about 1500' everything turned white, but not for snow. 
The fog has been freezing for the last 4 days up there.

I live in an area called Horse Heaven Hills in South Benton County.
I pulled the photo off the net.   This will give you some idea of what I see every day in the Summer


This is looking at Horse Heaven from the back of my place.

(http://[url=http://www.columbiacrest.com/img/h3/hhh-lg.jpg]http://www.columbiacrest.com/img/h3/hhh-lg.jpg[/url])


This is looking over into Oregon from my place.

(http://winefolly.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/horse-heaven-hills-columbia-river.jpg)

Aerial photo of Horse Heaven
(http://www.airphotona.com/stockimg/images/03727.jpg)


This winery is about 5 miles away, in all there are 58 winerys within 1.5 hrs drive of me.
 (http://www.winesnw.com/images/alexandria_destiny_vnyrd.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 19, 2013, 07:33:36 AM
Today I took the good wife out for a ride.  We took a ride up to the high ridge (2000').   
It is about 26 miles.  At about 1500' everything turned white, but not for snow. 
The fog has been freezing for the last 4 days up there.

I live in an area called Horse Heaven Hills in South Benton County.
I pulled the photo off the net.   This will give you some idea of what I see every day in the Summer


This is looking at Horse Heaven from the back of my place.

(http://[url=http://www.columbiacrest.com/img/h3/hhh-lg.jpg]http://www.columbiacrest.com/img/h3/hhh-lg.jpg[/url])


This is looking over into Oregon from my place.

(http://winefolly.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/horse-heaven-hills-columbia-river.jpg)

Aerial photo of Horse Heaven
(http://www.airphotona.com/stockimg/images/03727.jpg)


This winery is about 5 miles away, in all there are 58 winerys within 1.5 hrs drive of me.
 (http://www.winesnw.com/images/alexandria_destiny_vnyrd.jpg)
Yesterday was gorgeous, T shirt on all day long, and today will be even nicer.

You may find this of interest.
http://www.sidelongfilms.com/aridlands/film.html (http://www.sidelongfilms.com/aridlands/film.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 19, 2013, 08:35:56 AM
Yesterday was gorgeous, T shirt on all day long, and today will be even nicer.

You may find this of interest.
http://www.sidelongfilms.com/aridlands/film.html (http://www.sidelongfilms.com/aridlands/film.html)

As a young kid I fished in the Columbia River before it was dammed up. I had a uncle that lived with us off and on when he was working on the McNary Dam and John Day Dam.  Also a uncle that worked at Hanford nuclear site.   This area was my backyard until I was 15.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 19, 2013, 09:45:33 AM
As a young kid I fished in the Columbia River before it was dammed up. I had a uncle that lived with us off and on when he was working on the McNary Dam and John Day Dam.  Also a uncle that worked at Hanford nuclear site.   This area was my backyard until I was 15.
I found it rather interesting, I love history.
My entire area is based on the gold rush, and that is it, outside of Indian relics, not much else happened in my area.
That is, until the leftist started locking off the forests for any activity other than foot traffic, and even that has been limited because of So Called "endangered species" Bull Shit.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 21, 2013, 05:51:57 AM
It is just after 0530 and it is 27º out.  It's is nice knowing, it only has 2º more and it will be the hottest part of the day.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 21, 2013, 07:07:00 AM
It is just after 0530 and it is 27º out.  It's is nice knowing, it only has 2º more and it will be the hottest part of the day.   :lol:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
It's 23 out, but everyday has been warmer than the last.
I've been in a T-shirt every day in the shade, and today I'll wear shorts as well, it's literally late Spring weather outside in the 70s.
Boy are there going to be some angry bugs when Spring arrives and they discover not many of their brethren survived. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on January 26, 2013, 04:34:24 AM
Same weather here guys, but on the other side of the map.  Here in SC it is 22deg @07:00.
Been this way for a few days this week but colder in the last two with the temp. hovering at about 35deg at peak.  Starts warming back up today to about 55deg. and by Tuesday we should reach 75deg.  Crazy!

Walks, those are beautiful pics.  You and Solar have nice places to live.  We are close to some beautiful scenery too, being about 7 miles from SC mountains.  It's almost time to start seeing those beautiful out of season blooms.  The only problem with that is crop loss as we live down the road from a bunch of peach orchards.  Last year the peach growers around here lost too much of their crop due to early spring temps.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 26, 2013, 08:47:38 AM
Same weather here guys, but on the other side of the map.  Here in SC it is 22deg @07:00.
Been this way for a few days this week but colder in the last two with the temp. hovering at about 35deg at peak.  Starts warming back up today to about 55deg. and by Tuesday we should reach 75deg.  Crazy!

Walks, those are beautiful pics.  You and Solar have nice places to live.  We are close to some beautiful scenery too, being about 7 miles from SC mountains.  It's almost time to start seeing those beautiful out of season blooms.  The only problem with that is crop loss as we live down the road from a bunch of peach orchards.  Last year the peach growers around here lost too much of their crop due to early spring temps.
We went from 8 degree nights, to subtropical weather. It has been close to 70 during the day, much like the weather you find in the Summer during a rainy day, cool, yet knowing the moment the sun pops out, it will be miserable.

You're right, all of the West Coast is beautiful, which is why it's so hard to move away from the dung heap the left made it into.
If I were in my 20s I'd head to Alaska, and may still yet, if Ca doesn't hurry up and fold.
The longer we postpone the inevitable, the worse the end will be.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 01, 2013, 08:27:18 PM
Wow!!    Is winter over with  :lol:  Today was 75º in the sun 56º in the shade.  Weekend looks like more of the same.  Got the back deck all cleand off and backyard flower bed all cleaned out.  Had The Dude (cat) outside with me for about 3 hrs.  She was making sure I was doing things right, well in between all her naps.  The neighbors dog came over and it was time for her to hit the door.   :lol:  They have a 15 month old Rottweiler now and everything is a toy for him.   So she think the door is the right thing to do. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 01, 2013, 08:55:17 PM
Wow!!    Is winter over with  :lol:  Today was 75º in the sun 56º in the shade.  Weekend looks like more of the same.  Got the back deck all cleand off and backyard flower bed all cleaned out.  Had The Dude (cat) outside with me for about 3 hrs.  She was making sure I was doing things right, well in between all her naps.  The neighbors dog came over and it was time for her to hit the door.   :lol:  They have a 15 month old Rottweiler now and everything is a toy for him.   So she think the door is the right thing to do.
I know, were in Spring right now, the last few days have been absolutely gorgeous, I even let the fire go out, didn't even light it the last couple days.
Looks like we are about to get some subtropical weather the next few days.
And to think, we still have Feb and March snow yet to deal with. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 19, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
Well winter returned with a vengeance, started snowing about 10:00 am, within 10 mins we had 2" on the ground, knew it would only get worse, called Toy, said come home, she hit snow at 1200' in the foothills and had to drive 30 miles in the snow.
She spun out only once :rolleyes: but regained her composure and like the trooper she is, persevered home, where we have a solid half foot and more expected.
 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 19, 2013, 04:48:29 PM
Well winter returned with a vengeance, started snowing about 10:00 am, within 10 mins we had 2" on the ground, knew it would only get worse, called Toy, said come home, she hit snow at 1200' in the foothills and had to drive 30 miles in the snow.
She spun out only once :rolleyes: but regained her composure and like the trooper she is, persevered home, where we have a solid half foot and more expected.

Look like you will hit again on the 22nd.  We are calling for rain off and on.  More off then on.  lol  The dry farmers can use the rain. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 19, 2013, 05:24:25 PM
Look like you will hit again on the 22nd.  We are calling for rain off and on.  More off then on.  lol  The dry farmers can use the rain.
Yeah, saw that too, but it is Feb, and March has some as well.
I love the cold dry air associated with it, but I hate having to do an Easter egg hunt every time I need something, the necessary tool is always buried deep. :glare: :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 19, 2013, 09:46:28 PM
Yeah, saw that too, but it is Feb, and March has some as well.
I love the cold dry air associated with it, but I hate having to do an Easter egg hunt every time I need something, the necessary tool is always buried deep. :glare: :laugh:

This month we had fog almost ever A.M. until about 9 A.M.  I like the snow it keeps the fog away.  Living 500' about the river the fog starts rolling in about 6 A.M.   It's been so nice I have did all the flower beds now, did the last up today.   If it keeps this up I will fertilize the lawn at the end of the month.   Trees are starting to bud out already.  Starting to run out of things to do so I think I will wash and wax the truck soon. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 20, 2013, 06:06:56 AM
This month we had fog almost ever A.M. until about 9 A.M.  I like the snow it keeps the fog away.  Living 500' about the river the fog starts rolling in about 6 A.M.   It's been so nice I have did all the flower beds now, did the last up today.   If it keeps this up I will fertilize the lawn at the end of the month.   Trees are starting to bud out already.  Starting to run out of things to do so I think I will wash and wax the truck soon.
I have a thousand things to do, but with snow on the ground? I'll just sit on my ass and wait for it to melt. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 20, 2013, 06:44:02 AM
I have a thousand things to do, but with snow on the ground? I'll just sit on my ass and wait for it to melt. :biggrin:

 :lol:  My Honey do list is done ahead of time.  Well she not up yet.   :sneaky:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 20, 2013, 07:05:42 AM
:lol:  My Honey do list is done ahead of time.  Well she not up yet.   :sneaky:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
If they're breathing, they're thinking of what you can do next.
I have Toy's planned out for the day, considering she is snowed in, I need to keep her busy. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on February 20, 2013, 11:01:45 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
If they're breathing, they're thinking of what you can do next.
I have Toy's planned out for the day, considering she is snowed in, I need to keep her busy. :scared:

Wait - Is that why I was on the roof clearing the solar panels?   :confused:

But see now I know your evil plan..  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 20, 2013, 11:07:19 AM
Wait - Is that why I was on the roof clearing the solar panels?   :confused:

But see now I know your evil plan..  Toy
Keeping you busy, keeps you out of trouble.
If I were evil, I'd mention the sheets could be washed, the walkway could be shoveled, the floors vacuumed, but that would be mean, so I won't mention it. :rolleyes: :love:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on February 20, 2013, 11:10:05 AM
Keeping you busy, keeps you out of trouble.
If I were evil, I'd mention the sheets could be washed, the walkway could be shoveled, the floors vacuumed, but that would be mean, so I won't mention it. :rolleyes: :love:

Can't find the snow shovel....   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 20, 2013, 11:45:25 AM
Can't find the snow shovel....   :rolleyes:

ROTFL   Ask Solar where he left it last!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on February 20, 2013, 12:28:09 PM
ROTFL   Ask Solar where he left it last!

He will just blame me for it missing....   :rolleyes:  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 20, 2013, 12:48:51 PM
He will just blame me for it missing....   :rolleyes:  Toy


With the kid gone and the good wife not touching tools.  All I have is the cat to blame.  But the nice thing about it, there right where I left them.  :rolleyes:  Well when I find them.  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 20, 2013, 01:57:29 PM
He will just blame me for it missing....   :rolleyes:  Toy
Ummmm, didn't you say you were the last to use it? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on February 21, 2013, 05:06:34 AM
Well, the almanac has proven itself so far this year.  My zone was forecasted to get alot of snow, but the northern area of my zone was the one forecasted to get the snow.  Right on the money so far as the northern part has been blasted.  We've only seen a mixture twice.  We are getting very cold winds from Canada, some showers and two periods of heavy rain in February.  We have daffodils blooming everywhere and I can see the tell-tale pinkish tinge on the fruit trees up the road.  My camillas are blooming, not uncommon for them in any kind of weather.  My holly bushes have grown a foot since we planted them last spring. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 21, 2013, 07:15:21 AM
Well, the almanac has proven itself so far this year.  My zone was forecasted to get alot of snow, but the northern area of my zone was the one forecasted to get the snow.  Right on the money so far as the northern part has been blasted.  We've only seen a mixture twice.  We are getting very cold winds from Canada, some showers and two periods of heavy rain in February.  We have daffodils blooming everywhere and I can see the tell-tale pinkish tinge on the fruit trees up the road.  My camillas are blooming, not uncommon for them in any kind of weather.  My holly bushes have grown a foot since we planted them last spring.
Actually it came out of Alaska went through Ca and is now in Az and headed for you.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on February 21, 2013, 08:12:53 AM
This is a delicate time for where keyboarder is and where we are in WNC. If it gets too warm in February and early March the apple and peach trees will begin to bloom. Then the Easter freeze can ruin the crop for the season.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 21, 2013, 08:19:00 AM
It may not be as cold as predicted, it snowed heavily, but the temperatures weren't all that cold as they usually are with these Alaskan fronts.
Hopefully it won't do the damage it has potential for, and will quickly move through as it did here.
Unfortunately for Key it might pick up more moisture than it had when it came through here.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 26, 2013, 09:15:30 AM
Wednesday, March 20 is the first day of Spring this year.    But I think it is on us right now. 


 :lol:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 26, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
Wednesday, March 20 is the first day of Spring this year.    But I think it is on us right now. 


 :lol:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
I'm ready to start the garden. :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Georgetown+CA+95634:4:US (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Georgetown+CA+95634:4:US)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on March 08, 2013, 05:12:40 AM
I'm ready to start the garden. :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Georgetown+CA+95634:4:US (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Georgetown+CA+95634:4:US)

Feb. and March have been miserable here.  Bitter cold. We didn't see anything but a few mixed showers here out of all the snow events predicted for my zone but we sure got the cold air off of them.  They really have got belted just north of us.

We will get our first reprieve tomorrow with temps in the high 60's and followed by a whole week of the same.  Sure sounds like spring is on us and we're ready to start that garden too.  The 'sheriff" wants to try his luck with the built up garden, the one where you use landscape timbers and build a rectangular boxlike structure and filled it in with garden soil.  He says it will make it easier for me to help tend and harvest it. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on March 08, 2013, 05:35:00 AM
Feb. and March have been miserable here.  Bitter cold. We didn't see anything but a few mixed showers here out of all the snow events predicted for my zone but we sure got the cold air off of them.  They really have got belted just north of us.

We will get our first reprieve tomorrow with temps in the high 60's and followed by a whole week of the same.  Sure sounds like spring is on us and we're ready to start that garden too.  The 'sheriff" wants to try his luck with the built up garden, the one where you use landscape timbers and build a rectangular boxlike structure and filled it in with garden soil.  He says it will make it easier for me to help tend and harvest it.

I really want raised garden beds.  Less wear and tear on the old bones and joints.  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 08, 2013, 05:40:55 AM
Feb. and March have been miserable here.  Bitter cold. We didn't see anything but a few mixed showers here out of all the snow events predicted for my zone but we sure got the cold air off of them.  They really have got belted just north of us.

We will get our first reprieve tomorrow with temps in the high 60's and followed by a whole week of the same.  Sure sounds like spring is on us and we're ready to start that garden too.  The 'sheriff" wants to try his luck with the built up garden, the one where you use landscape timbers and build a rectangular boxlike structure and filled it in with garden soil.  He says it will make it easier for me to help tend and harvest it.
My neighbor and I built raised beds at the same time and same size several years back, mine rocked and produced all kind of fruit and vegetables.
Theirs was horrible, the only difference was the wood, I used Doug fir i had just dropped, and they used pressure treated wood.
The next year they laid visquene plastic down and the garden was fine.
I guess the stuff that repels bugs and rot, also stifles plants.

Were doing another raised bed this year and I guess I'll drop a couple more trees for ST's garden, though this year I'm putting a screen over the top, the birds were worse than the deer.

Oh, we dove back into Winter, but tomorrow Spring returns, like a woman, even Mother Nature can't make up her mind.
Just kidding.... :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on March 11, 2013, 11:00:14 AM
Thanks Solar, we are building the frame this coming weekend, weather permitting.  Glad to get this info because it is our first time having a raised garden.  He's for any trick that will save us time and money and of course he wants it to succeed.  What else do you suggest other than treated lumber?  We don't have access to trees to cut for ourselves.  "Sheriff" is partial to laying down plastic before planting.  We did this to all of our shribbery and didn't lose a one of them. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 11, 2013, 11:33:16 AM
Thanks Solar, we are building the frame this coming weekend, weather permitting.  Glad to get this info because it is our first time having a raised garden.  He's for any trick that will save us time and money and of course he wants it to succeed.  What else do you suggest other than treated lumber?  We don't have access to trees to cut for ourselves.  "Sheriff" is partial to laying down plastic before planting.  We did this to all of our shribbery and didn't lose a one of them.
If he lays the plastic against the treated wood and tacks it down, that should be enough to stop the leaching of chemicals that kill plants.

I prefer treated wood because it won't rot or get eaten the first year in or on the ground.
You can always buy Trex board, recycled plastic, it lasts a lifetime. Though it's a bit expensive.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on March 11, 2013, 01:33:10 PM
I can only start seeds when we get back,,, well unless when we get to Corbin wednesday night and they have their plants out,,,I can cheat,lol... Gonna get some seeds though...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 18, 2013, 08:55:12 AM
Countdown to Spring: 1 DAY 15 HR and they calling for 50% chance of rain on Mar. 20   :lol:   Time to bring the lawnmower out and drain the oil and put new in.  Will be turning all the outside water back on for the year.  Have 300 lbs of fertilizer to put down before the end of the month in the yard.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 18, 2013, 09:23:05 AM
I hope the weather holds, we've had years where we had early springs, only to go right back into winter for 6 weeks.
I hope this weather hold out, I'm ready to get out and get some chores accomplished.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 18, 2013, 11:57:40 AM
I hope the weather holds, we've had years where we had early springs, only to go right back into winter for 6 weeks.
I hope this weather hold out, I'm ready to get out and get some chores accomplished.

Green House and Chicken Coop   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 18, 2013, 12:01:28 PM
Green House and Chicken Coop   :thumbsup:
Green House and Chicken Coop = fertilizer for garden. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 18, 2013, 12:47:17 PM
Green House and Chicken Coop = fertilizer for garden. :biggrin:


= more work for Solar.    :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 03, 2013, 06:09:06 PM

= more work for Solar.    :popcorn:
Looks like you got the same weather we had yesterday, but you don't want today's BS, 84 deg. and 88% humidity and sunny.
I haven't had a chance to acclimate yet, and we go from three days ago in the 40s, to this? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 03, 2013, 07:16:49 PM
Looks like you got the same weather we had yesterday, but you don't want today's BS, 84 deg. and 88% humidity and sunny.
I haven't had a chance to acclimate yet, and we go from three days ago in the 40s, to this? :blink:

In the A.M. humidity is high but by 0900 it's good.  Next two days calling for 70º with 30% chance of rain for the next 4 days.  That will be great for the dry farmer up on the high ridge.  Four day of rain will be like old home week on the West side of the state.   :lol:  We will see, most of the time we need 45%+ before we get rain.  It was only 90º in the sun today.   The good wife has had the A/C running for a week now.  :ohmy:  So I have to go outside to get warm.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 05, 2013, 09:26:12 AM
Well about 5 P.M. yesterday we had a downpour of rain for about 15 min.   :lol:  Then it was gone.  But we had a lightning and thunderstorm show for about two hrs. all around as far as the I could see.  I enjoy Mother nature at work play.   There was a mad dash to see who could get to the boat ramp first.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: JTA on April 05, 2013, 06:24:14 PM
It's supposed to be in the upper seventies here next week. I'm ready to do some fishing.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 05, 2013, 06:28:48 PM
It's supposed to be in the upper seventies here next week. I'm ready to do some fishing.
Where is here?
We've been in Spring for over a month at 70+, when we should be getting snow here in the mountains of Northern Ca.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: JTA on April 07, 2013, 07:35:08 AM
Where is here?
We've been in Spring for over a month at 70+, when we should be getting snow here in the mountains of Northern Ca.

Upstate SC. It was like that here last year. Looks like spring has finally arrived for us.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 08, 2013, 09:25:21 AM
Upstate SC. It was like that here last year. Looks like spring has finally arrived for us.
Honestly, this sucks, we'll be in the 80s this week under dry sunny skies, when we should be plowing snow.
The biggest problem will be bugs like wasps and hornets, they are having a field day building nests, normally we would have a solid freeze with snow and wipe out 90% of the nests, so we're in for a nasty year of stings. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on April 14, 2013, 02:20:08 PM
Well, the "sheriff" got our raised garden built and piled it up with compost and black cow added to the soil.  Got this done last weekend and did the planting Saturday.  He has even built a fence around it to keep the critters out.  It looks good.  Now he's tilling around the shrubs and tilling my flower beds, adding black cow where needed.  He has replanted my camillias because they weren't doing too good.  Only one out of four was actually doing good so he replanted them.  These are really expensive trees but I like them and want them to live.  My hollies are doing great and the golden eunonymous bushes are amazingly full and growing like crazy.  If all of the stuff he planted does good this time, I'll have my hands full trying to get it all canned.  I thought I'd do the Ball canning this year instead of freezing because it just tastes better from jars.  I have a really great place to store all of it in the basement.

We've had any kind of temp and weather condition that you can name here this year.  i've never seen the weather this erractic in all of my years.  It's all good though and will work itself out.  Just glad to feel the warmth of the sun and can enjoy the outdoors in relative comfort. 

Sounds like all of you are experiencing the same weather patterns too.  Do we have any forum members from the heartland?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 14, 2013, 02:34:28 PM
This is the earliest Spring I've seen in years, we are solid into Spring, pushing summer temps.
Sacto. valley in the upper 80s to low 90s, while we're in the mid to upper 70s.
We should be plowing snow right now.
But I'm not complaining, unless we're in a false start and Winter returns with a vengeance.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 14, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
We have had rain off and on but no snow.   It's snowing up in the Blue Mountains yet off and on.   Rain is great for the dry farmers up in the high ridge areas.   Shut the water off to the yard last night, so I could cut the grass today before 11 A.M.  so that all done.  :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 14, 2013, 03:24:39 PM
We have had rain off and on but no snow.   It's snowing up in the Blue Mountains yet off and on.   Rain is great for the dry farmers up in the high ridge areas.   Shut the water off to the yard last night, so I could cut the grass today before 11 A.M.  so that all done.  :smile:
I cut the lawn on Wednesday, then again on Friday, and again today. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 14, 2013, 03:30:39 PM
I cut the lawn on Wednesday, then again on Friday, and again today. :scared:


 :lol:  Yep.....I'm cutting the lawn about 3 times a week now.  It should slow down next month, unless I fertilize again.  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 14, 2013, 05:09:06 PM

 :lol:  Yep.....I'm cutting the lawn about 3 times a week now.  It should slow down next month, unless I fertilize again.  :ohmy:
I haven't even fertilized yet, and not sure I want to, I hate mowing Toy's lawn. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 14, 2013, 07:01:15 PM
I haven't even fertilized yet, and not sure I want to, I hate mowing Toy's lawn. :biggrin:


I take it you like her cooking.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on April 20, 2013, 05:57:09 AM
80's on Thursday, 30's this am. Fifty degree swing in 36 hours here at 43725.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 20, 2013, 07:30:57 AM
80's on Thursday, 30's this am. Fifty degree swing in 36 hours here at 43725.
Wow, I hate it when it goes from cold to that hot in such a short time, it usually means humid and hot, something I don't deal with well. :scared:
But I guess that's better than cold and wet.. :smile:

We'll be in the upper 70s to low 80 next week, the valley below in the mid 90s.
We're supposed to be getting snow right now. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 20, 2013, 08:48:24 AM
Sun is out and I have 110º on the back deck over looking the river.  It's only 50º in the front yard in the shade.  "Goa be a great day in the neighborhood",  Pulling the 5th wheel out of mothballs today.   Will get it all set up for a weekend or two and check it out. 

The wife got her Medtronic Carelink montor for checking her pacemaker over a landline.  So once the Doc. tell her ok, we can start doing our walk-about again and be out for a month or two at a time again I hope.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 12, 2013, 10:19:33 PM
84°F today and 98º in the sun.  Cut the grass twice today as I let it get a little long.   It was that or get one of the Swather.   :lol:  The roses are coming on big time in the back yard and the miniature roses are all budding out in the front yard.  Had to bump the watering up from 15 min a day to 30 minutes, if it stays hot like this I will have to move it up to 45 minutes a day.  So I will be watering for 3.75 hrs a day.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 13, 2013, 06:28:26 AM
84°F today and 98º in the sun.  Cut the grass twice today as I let it get a little long.   It was that or get one of the Swather.   :lol:  The roses are coming on big time in the back yard and the miniature roses are all budding out in the front yard.  Had to bump the watering up from 15 min a day to 30 minutes, if it stays hot like this I will have to move it up to 45 minutes a day.  So I will be watering for 3.75 hrs a day.
I hate it, we broke records in the state yesterday, even hit 92 here in the mountains, with 78% humidity.
Strawberries will be ready to pick in a couple of days. This may be the coldest spring on record for the rest of the country, but out here in the Wesd, it's the earliest spring I've ever seen. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 13, 2013, 08:15:17 AM
I hate it, we broke records in the state yesterday, even hit 92 here in the mountains, with 78% humidity.
Strawberries will be ready to pick in a couple of days. This may be the coldest spring on record for the rest of the country, but out here in the Wesd, it's the earliest spring I've ever seen. :blink:


 :lol:
Right now it 62º at 19% humidity and it was calling for thunderstorms today last night.  But now it just calling for thundershowers.  The high for today is calling for 70º with a 60% Chance of rain.  Our strawberries are budding out big time.  In about two weeks I will be making my first strawberry cheesecake for the year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 13, 2013, 11:29:06 AM

 :lol:
Right now it 62º at 19% humidity and it was calling for thunderstorms today last night.  But now it just calling for thundershowers.  The high for today is calling for 70º with a 60% Chance of rain.  Our strawberries are budding out big time.  In about two weeks I will be making my first strawberry cheesecake for the year.
Same here, Toy said this weekend strawberry shortcake, but I like the cheesecake idea much better. :drool:

It's already 90 outside, and the humidity plummeted to 6%  :thumbsup: I love bone dry days, I can use the swamp cooler. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 23, 2013, 06:51:29 AM
Back to winter. :scared:  :laugh:
It's 29 deg. outside, as was yesterday. Walks, that low pressure circling over you is pumping Arctic air down on us, the upside, it killed off a boat load of bugs and hornets, wasps, stinkbugs and a whole host of pests.

I love it when Mother nature flips off the libs when they claim we're warming the planet.
It's not nice to piss off Mother Nature, she'll quickly make a liar out of these political hacks. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 23, 2013, 05:10:43 PM
Back to winter. :scared:  :laugh:
It's 29 deg. outside, as was yesterday. Walks, that low pressure circling over you is pumping Arctic air down on us, the upside, it killed off a boat load of bugs and hornets, wasps, stinkbugs and a whole host of pests.

I love it when Mother nature flips off the libs when they claim we're warming the planet.
It's not nice to piss off Mother Nature, she'll quickly make a liar out of these political hacks. :biggrin:

We had ran off and on the last two day.  Has been around 65º to 70º day time and around 45º night time.   Looking to get between 75º and 80º over the weekend.   :thumbsup:  Kids and Grandkids coming for the long weekend.  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on May 23, 2013, 05:29:41 PM
We had ran off and on the last two day.  Has been around 65º to 70º day time and around 45º night time.   Looking to get between 75º and 80º over the weekend.   :thumbsup:  Kids and Grandkids coming for the long weekend.  :woot:
Looks like our weather is the same, pretty much.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Gardenvalley+CA+95633 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Gardenvalley+CA+95633)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on May 24, 2013, 08:57:28 AM
Probably will have a record low here tomorrow @ 43725, the forecast is for 35 and frost warning. Current record is 39 set in ’67. I have had the wood burner fired up in May before, just not on Memorial Day weekend.  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 24, 2013, 09:41:21 AM
Probably will have a record low here tomorrow @ 43725, the forecast is for 35 and frost warning. Current record is 39 set in ’67. I have had the wood burner fired up in May before, just not on Memorial Day weekend.  :thumbdown:

Almost always Mothers Day is the last day for freezing around us.  Grape and Apple growers feel safe from frost around my area.  But 50 miles away they don't.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on May 24, 2013, 09:53:03 AM
Almost always Mothers Day is the last day for freezing around us.  Grape and Apple growers feel safe from frost around my area.  But 50 miles away they don't.

May 15th is our frost date here. Looks like I’ll be moving all the better half’s flowers in this evening. Another blistering case of global warming.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 24, 2013, 10:21:11 AM
May 15th is our frost date here. Looks like I’ll be moving all the better half’s flowers in this evening. Another blistering case of global warming.  :rolleyes:

Spring did come very early for us.  So I did move some flowers in and out more then once over the last two months.  I had some year around plants I had to cover two or three times over the last two months as the flowers started coming on early this year.

The First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) 2013. Friday, June 21.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on May 25, 2013, 03:01:17 AM
It’s a new record, 32 with fog and frost.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 03, 2013, 10:26:30 AM
Summer will be here Thursday. We've had a beautiful Spring with very perfect weather here in the mountains, but come Thursday a high pressure sets in and the valley temps will be 105+, meaning we will see 90s, which really suck.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 03, 2013, 11:56:51 AM
Summer will be here Thursday. We've had a beautiful Spring with very perfect weather here in the mountains, but come Thursday a high pressure sets in and the valley temps will be 105+, meaning we will see 90s, which really suck.

It suck for us also.   :lol:  It will only hit in the high 80s to low 90s.   But I can't complain as Spring was long and the 70s and 80s, Spring came very early for us this year.  First cutting of alfalfa is done, raked, bailed and stacked.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 05, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
 :lol:  It is just 8 P.M. and it 83º out side.  The sun has not set yet over Horse Heaven ridge.

This is the areas I ride my quad in. 

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToIDOUTlDY1RTHOfr5oBWHpEs0GtgVjBKaWi3nAvSd_2x4WQ1swQ) 

Off to the left about where the sun is setting is my house that you can not see.
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHeiMOiyaHZFUGLQcvq6yAsC_IrJnYPOSmABAb6I1ppQvamXE4_w)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 05, 2013, 09:09:44 PM
 

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToIDOUTlDY1RTHOfr5oBWHpEs0GtgVjBKaWi3nAvSd_2x4WQ1swQ) 

Off to the left about where the sun is setting is my house that you can not see.
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHeiMOiyaHZFUGLQcvq6yAsC_IrJnYPOSmABAb6I1ppQvamXE4_w)
Is that the one next to the corner where that barn used to be, right by the oak tree that got cut down?
Yep, I can see it. :wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on June 12, 2013, 05:18:39 AM
Nice pics Walks,,,,,
All I know is I gotta get outta here, fly thru a workout and get back... They say we are in for more lovely weather...He is going to secure a job site,,,I will secure the house stuff....the best part is storm chasers are setting up for todays who knows whats going to happen...yaaay----notsamuch,lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 12, 2013, 05:54:41 AM
Nice pics Walks,,,,,
All I know is I gotta get outta here, fly thru a workout and get back... They say we are in for more lovely weather...He is going to secure a job site,,,I will secure the house stuff....the best part is storm chasers are setting up for todays who knows whats going to happen...yaaay----notsamuch,lol

Good luck MeLady.  I will be out for two days no computer.  lol  Going on a two day play trip.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on June 12, 2013, 07:17:04 AM
Good luck MeLady.  I will be out for two days no computer.  lol  Going on a two day play trip.

Have fun!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 14, 2013, 06:40:22 AM
Watering the lawn for the first time this year. After hitting 98 here, and 112 in the valley, I am freezing my butt off this morn with 38 degrees and clear.
Global warming my ass, I gots icicles hangin off it. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 14, 2013, 07:11:11 AM
Watering the lawn for the first time this year. After hitting 98 here, and 112 in the valley, I am freezing my butt off this morn with 38 degrees and clear.
Global warming my ass, I gots icicles hangin off it. :laugh:

It was a all round nice day for us.   

74°F  High            50°  Low

at 4:05 pm            at 4:45 am     

Looking for 80º today and  90° Tomorrow. 


We have been watering for over a month now everyday.  Cutting the grass every three to four day. 
 

 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on June 14, 2013, 12:04:48 PM
made it thru those lovely beasties of a storms... ugh,,,lasted a long while..had dime size hail and the strom was good enough for the Weather channel guy Mike to hang out in Joliet....  As luck would have it.... we get another round to deal with tomorrow,,, but the good part is,,,it will have brief pauses betwix and between,lol...yaaay
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 23, 2013, 11:45:54 AM
Solar....

Rare June Atmospheric River Heading for West Coast.

(http://[url=http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg]http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg[/url])

Looks like it will nail you big time.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 23, 2013, 02:58:30 PM
Solar....

Rare June Atmospheric River Heading for West Coast.

(http://[url=http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg]http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg[/url])

Looks like it will nail you big time.
Amazing isn't it? We're supposed to get record rainfall.
But what really sucks, is the 100 deg. temps to follow. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 25, 2013, 09:16:01 AM
Solar....

Rare June Atmospheric River Heading for West Coast.

(http://[url=http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg]http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/06/d7bf5294-c0a5-440e-94c8-872ecd38735b_320x180.jpg[/url])

Looks like it will nail you big time.
Well that was a bust, though we are still getting steady rain, accumulations are light, around 1", and we actually had to build a fire yesterday, Summer, and we're building fires? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 25, 2013, 11:21:05 AM
Well that was a bust, though we are still getting steady rain, accumulations are light, around 1", and we actually had to build a fire yesterday, Summer, and we're building fires? :blink:

We got around ¾" of rain in the last two days.  This time a year it is normally around 80º to 90º outside and the A/C running 24/7 for the wife.  The dry farmers up on the high ridge (Horse Heaven Hills) are loving it.   Everyone is out with their box scraper working there gravel driveways.  Most of us limit speed at 15 mph on our gravel driveways, as they are up hill and last longer between  grading of the drive way.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 25, 2013, 11:34:46 AM
We got around ¾" of rain in the last two days.  This time a year it is normally around 80º to 90º outside and the A/C running 24/7 for the wife.  The dry farmers up on the high ridge (Horse Heaven Hills) are loving it.   Everyone is out with their box scraper working there gravel driveways.  Most of us limit speed at 15 mph on our gravel driveways, as they are up hill and last longer between  grading of the drive way.
We too have  a gravel road, and one idiot neighbor has screwed it up so badly, that yesterday I had to get the tractor out and push the UPS truck out of the mess, then as I was heading back to the house, a neighbor slid into the forest, so I had to pull her out back up on the road.
This rain made a mess of everything, the dust on the road turned into pure snot.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 25, 2013, 12:06:46 PM
We too have  a gravel road, and one idiot neighbor has screwed it up so badly, that yesterday I had to get the tractor out and push the UPS truck out of the mess, then as I was heading back to the house, a neighbor slid into the forest, so I had to pull her out back up on the road.
This rain made a mess of everything, the dust on the road turned into pure snot.

I keep forgetting that the rain doesn't soak into the soil (ground) like in Oregon and Washington.  Just a little rain makes mud all over.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 25, 2013, 01:30:54 PM
I keep forgetting that the rain doesn't soak into the soil (ground) like in Oregon and Washington.  Just a little rain makes mud all over.
Yeah, our ground has to be wet first for water to absorb, when it's dry, it's rock hard clay, but moist, it expands and creates pours that suck up the water.
I think it's probably wet enough now, that is, now that the rain quit. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 25, 2013, 01:50:59 PM
Yeah, our ground has to be wet first for water to absorb, when it's dry, it's rock hard clay, but moist, it expands and creates pours that suck up the water.
I think it's probably wet enough now, that is, now that the rain quit. :laugh:


We have a lot of sand mixed in with our dirt in areas, so if it rains a lot we have run off problems on the driveway.  The neighbor keep about 60 yards of gravel on hand at all time for run off problems.  There are 4 of us that use the main driveway up the hill.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 30, 2013, 01:53:22 PM
This A.M. about 6 it was calling for 100º and Chance of rain 10%. 

 :lol:  at 100º it not even hit the ground.  At 8:00 A.M. my back deck was 140º from the sun coming off the river.   Look like we will stay in the three digit until Friday the 5th, then drop down into the 90's.   We have a 8 to 12 mph wind so that make it nice. (for me)  Other call it a heat wave, when you open the door it feels like your hitting a wall of heat form a blast furnace.  The cat goes out in the morning with me when I go out for my morning coffee and watch the world go by.  Today she walk out with me and got about 10' and headed back to the door and was looking to get back in the house.   She was having nothing to do with 140º.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 30, 2013, 02:06:36 PM
This A.M. about 6 it was calling for 100º and Chance of rain 10%. 

 :lol:  at 100º it not even hit the ground.  At 8:00 A.M. my back deck was 140º from the sun coming off the river.   Look like we will stay in the three digit until Friday the 5th, then drop down into the 90's.   We have a 8 to 12 mph wind so that make it nice. (for me)  Other call it a heat wave, when you open the door it feels like your hitting a wall of heat form a blast furnace.  The cat goes out in the morning with me when I go out for my morning coffee and watch the world go by.  Today she walk out with me and got about 10' and headed back to the door and was looking to get back in the house.   She was having nothing to do with 140º.   :lol:
Yes it's simply miserable, we had three days of rain right before this hit, so the humidity mixed with 100+ is literally unbearable, luckily we have a creek at the bottom of the property, so we're headed down shortly.
At least the nights cool down to the 50s.
They say it should start cooling down by Wednesday, I hope....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
Worst night in 25 years here, didn't get below 69 deg. with 90% humidity.
Calling for thunder storms today and tomorrow.... Blech!!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 03, 2013, 09:22:51 PM
Well we will be out of the three digit temps as of today.  Will be in the 90'sº for the next 10 days.  This was not even our hot month for the year.   :lol:  As it cools down we may have some thunderstorms to go along with the 4th.  No fireworks in our area.  Boardman across the river in Oregon will have some.  They about 5 miles away.  So we can sit out on the back deck and see the fireworks.  We are about 600' above them so we will have no problems seeing them.   The river is more then a mile wide at that area that they shoot the fireworks over.   So it will be  :popcorn: on the back deck for the night of the 4th.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 14, 2013, 11:21:01 AM
Looks like we'll all be suffering under summer heat nationwide. :scared:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HYv3JPNQCqo/UeLO483NtOI/AAAAAAAAJCw/8QdUbK6ATFg/s1600/2013071318.f126.500.nonenonehghtnonenone.nam.gfs003.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 21, 2013, 08:36:34 PM
Looks like we will be in the very high 90º even 100º off and on for the next week.   Then drop down into the 90's.  Hit 101º at 5:25 today and that was not in the sun.   :lol:  Farmers are loving it, they did their second cuttings in the fields all this last week and into this week.  Along with there second planting for this year, that needs to be in by the end of this week.  Going to be some long 10 to 15 hrs. days this week.   The Walla Walla Sweet Onion are coming on big time. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Mountainshield on July 22, 2013, 04:32:30 AM
You greedy americans, stealing all the globblewabble for yourself. Its summer but only average of 11celsius here, and it has been raining for 10 days straight  :cry: I havent even gotten the chance to take out my grill and soon its gonna start snowing again...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 22, 2013, 07:08:01 AM
You greedy americans, stealing all the globblewabble for yourself. Its summer but only average of 11celsius here, and it has been raining for 10 days straight  :cry: I havent even gotten the chance to take out my grill and soon its gonna start snowing again...

Hmm...  I grill all year around outside even in a foot or so of snow.   But then 51º Fahrenheit is cold for summer.  What your night time temp on the average this time a year?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 22, 2013, 08:16:08 AM
You greedy americans, stealing all the globblewabble for yourself. Its summer but only average of 11celsius here, and it has been raining for 10 days straight  :cry: I havent even gotten the chance to take out my grill and soon its gonna start snowing again...
Ohhh, that sucks.
Like Walks, I too grill year round with a ton of snow on the ground, though you really have to adjust cooking times a bit. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 22, 2013, 09:47:00 AM
Ohhh, that sucks.
Like Walks, I too grill year round with a ton of snow on the ground, though you really have to adjust cooking times a bit. :laugh:


Some days I have to turn on all 4 burner on the BBQ.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 22, 2013, 03:42:18 PM
The kids and grandkids are gone now so I cut my grass today.  98º and it took 1 hr.  The riding lawnmower put out a lot of heat on a day like this.  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: AuntiE on July 23, 2013, 02:41:54 AM
For all of you who may engaged in activities in this current heavy wave, I want you to HYDRATE!

I am speaking from very recent experience. Be very serious about fluid intake. If you get tired of water, use lemonade.

Please be careful on this issue.      :huh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 23, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
For all of you who may engaged in activities in this current heavy wave, I want you to HYDRATE!

I am speaking from very recent experience. Be very serious about fluid intake. If you get tired of water, use lemonade.

Please be careful on this issue.      :huh:


I always have a quart of water with ice, so the ice melts as the day goes on.  I keep 4 jug in the freezer at all times half full.  All I do is add water when I go outside over 50º.  It's good for 3 hrs. when 90º out.  I also have a small ice machine in the house all it does is make ice.    Also a refrigerated cold water drinking fountain in the shop. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 31, 2013, 11:40:24 AM
Solar, looks like some cooling coming our way.  Down into the low 90º and mid 80º then back up into the high 90º.  The clouds are holding the heat in at night.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 31, 2013, 12:18:20 PM
Solar, looks like some cooling coming our way.  Down into the low 90º and mid 80º then back up into the high 90º.  The clouds are holding the heat in at night.
Yes, and it's been great, been that way for the last two days, 80s in the day, 40s at night and dry air, very dry!. :thumbsup:
But the smoke the last couple of days from fires in Oregon have kept me indoors.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 31, 2013, 12:54:07 PM
Yes, and it's been great, been that way for the last two days, 80s in the day, 40s at night and dry air, very dry!. :thumbsup:
But the smoke the last couple of days from fires in Oregon have kept me indoors.

We also had a big fire in Washington also about 50 miles a the crow flies from us.  So add that to Oregon and you have smoky overcast all around.   I see the wind will be coming out of the South some so that should help you in a day or so. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 31, 2013, 01:15:19 PM
We also had a big fire in Washington also about 50 miles a the crow flies from us.  So add that to Oregon and you have smoky overcast all around.   I see the wind will be coming out of the South some so that should help you in a day or so.
It's much better today with westerly winds, tomorrow should be clear.
I'm just glad it's not us having fires this time...knock on wood.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 31, 2013, 01:27:19 PM
It's much better today with westerly winds, tomorrow should be clear.
I'm just glad it's not us having fires this time...knock on wood.

Fires in Washington and Oregon.
http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx (http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx)


U.S. News

snip~
"Two wildfires were burning in the state Tuesday, near the towns of Wenatchee and Goldendale, The Seattle Times reported.

The Colockum Tarps fire -- which ignited 15 miles south of Wenatchee Saturday in dry grass, brush and undergrowth -- has consumed 25,000 acres, destroyed three residences and several outbuildings and forced the evacuation of 65 residences.

The Mile Marker 28 fire has burned 20,000 acres of timberland and shrub brush northeast of Goldendale. Fire crews have evacuated 69 homes, the newspaper said."
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 31, 2013, 01:30:54 PM
I truly feel for these people, it's really scary shit.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 02, 2013, 07:20:40 PM
Solar, just for you and ST.   

Alaska city experiences first sunset in months.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20130802/US--Northern.Town-Sunset/ (http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20130802/US--Northern.Town-Sunset/)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 02, 2013, 07:34:02 PM
Solar, just for you and ST.   

Alaska city experiences first sunset in months.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20130802/US--Northern.Town-Sunset/ (http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20130802/US--Northern.Town-Sunset/)
Pretty cool.
We're looking at Idaho as well.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 06, 2013, 12:54:47 PM
Walks, put in your zip code.
This is new from Accuweather. We are having the mildest August in memory, and I suspect an early winter, based on insect behavior.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/garden-valley-ca/95633/august-weather/40109_pc (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/garden-valley-ca/95633/august-weather/40109_pc)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 06, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
Walks, put in your zip code.
This is new from Accuweather. We are having the mildest August in memory, and I suspect an early winter, based on insect behavior.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/garden-valley-ca/95633/august-weather/40109_pc (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/garden-valley-ca/95633/august-weather/40109_pc)

Cool, been in town all day.   100º
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 06, 2013, 07:45:47 PM
Cool, been in town all day.   100º
Low 80s all week, and the rest of August. :blink:
I'm not complaining one bit. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 25, 2013, 06:33:56 PM
We have some (http://s.imwx.com/v.20130805.093700/img/wxicon/70/47.png) going on right now.  That all we need is some more fires in Washington and Oregon.  It is some what more rain then we normally get, so it may help with slowing down the fires.  But the lighting is a nice show of mother nature's power.  :popcorn: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 02, 2013, 07:55:12 AM
Get ready for some more rain, we just had a tropical downpour with lightening, an it's headed your way in a straight line, check the satellite, it hardly even registers as a storm, but it was a good one.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 02, 2013, 08:24:15 AM
Get ready for some more rain, we just had a tropical downpour with lightening, an it's headed your way in a straight line, check the satellite, it hardly even registers as a storm, but it was a good one.

From my radar, it looks like it will hit East of us by about 75 miles.  More around the Walla Walla and the Pullman area. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 02, 2013, 09:59:48 AM
From my radar, it looks like it will hit East of us by about 75 miles.  More around the Walla Walla and the Pullman area.
Yeah, just updated the satellite, looks like it's pulling to the N/E, but it'll still be humid.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 02, 2013, 11:25:45 AM
Yeah, just updated the satellite, looks like it's pulling to the N/E, but it'll still be humid.

We are 81º right now with 14% humidity and we are up 500' and less then a ½ mile from the river.  We are looking for 91º around 1500.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 02, 2013, 11:59:14 AM
We are 81º right now with 14% humidity and we are up 500' and less then a ½ mile from the river.  We are looking for 91º around 1500.
We have 70% humidity and 73 deg. at 3000' , the valley below in the 90s, with more on it's way, and this was not in the forecast.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 02, 2013, 12:04:11 PM
We have 70% humidity and 73 deg. at 3000' , the valley below in the 90s, with more on it's way, and this was not in the forecast.

We don't even get 70% humidity at night even when it is raining.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 02, 2013, 02:19:14 PM
We don't even get 70% humidity at night even when it is raining.   :ohmy:
:laugh:
Rain is 100% humidity.
You need a new hygrometer. :wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 02, 2013, 02:56:05 PM
:laugh:
Rain is 100% humidity.
You need a new hygrometer. :wink:

Yes but when it 75º to 80º out at night it does not show up a 100% :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 04, 2013, 02:35:06 PM
Yes but when it 75º to 80º out at night it does not show up a 100% :lol:
Yeah, about the only time we get 100% humidfity is when a cloud sits on the house, and even though it's not raining, you get drenched in no time at all.

I prefer the snow in the winter, 0% humidity, I love that! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 04, 2013, 07:06:52 PM
Yeah, about the only time we get 100% humidfity is when a cloud sits on the house, and even though it's not raining, you get drenched in no time at all.

I prefer the snow in the winter, 0% humidity, I love that! :biggrin:

I have a brand new two stage snow thrower that I got for winter last year.  I did not use it last year as the most snow we got was 1' or less each time.  So I did it by hand for something to do.   We will see if I get to use it this year.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 04, 2013, 09:12:05 PM
I have a brand new two stage snow thrower that I got for winter last year.  I did not use it last year as the most snow we got was 1' or less each time.  So I did it by hand for something to do.   We will see if I get to use it this year.   :lol:
I think you just might, more than you want to, looks like an early, cold winter for the west coast.
I'm buying a bulldozer, the tractor is fine, but when it ices up, nothing moves up the mountain.

This way I can park it outside my new wrought iron gate, because idiots don't know how to drive in the snow and slide back down onto my property and this year would smash a brand new $7000.0 gate, but with an 8 ton dozer in the way, I don't think the gate will be an issue. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 22, 2013, 05:05:33 PM
Walks...
Well that storm brought summer to a screeching halt.
Nearly 2" of rain over night, and 39 deg. Snow on the crest, and today was beautiful and sunny with a high of 63 in the sun.
I'm assuming you got hit with the same front?
We will be lucky if we break the 80s again the rest of the year, but I'm fine with that, it ended our fire season.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 22, 2013, 07:31:07 PM
Walks...
Well that storm brought summer to a screeching halt.
Nearly 2" of rain over night, and 39 deg. Snow on the crest, and today was beautiful and sunny with a high of 63 in the sun.
I'm assuming you got hit with the same front?
We will be lucky if we break the 80s again the rest of the year, but I'm fine with that, it ended our fire season.

Hmm.. We were 75º today.  The storm went right around us yesterday and last night, not a drop of rain.  Today about 1700 we got a shower for 15 min but its calling for rain over night at bout 40%.  It is calling for rain off and on for the next 3 days.  The lowest we had is 52º.  We should be back in the 80º by next Saturday.


The boys got the last of the hay bailed today before it started with the showers.  So that is the last of the bailing for this year.  The bails run 1800 to 2000 pounds.   They will start bring the equipment back to the shop this week, then take a week off before start working on the equipment.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 25, 2013, 07:04:57 PM
Solar, look like the high 20º to low 30º for you at night.  Is snow building on the top yet?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 25, 2013, 07:35:46 PM
Solar, look like the high 20º to low 30º for you at night.  Is snow building on the top yet?
Toy just told me a minute ago we might get snow. :scared:
It's 39 out and falling fast.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 25, 2013, 07:54:49 PM
Toy just told me a minute ago we might get snow. :scared:
It's 39 out and falling fast.

It did not look good for you.  I am not look for snow for 2+ months yet.  But I could be wrong this year.  I think this Winter the snow thrower will see it first workout.   :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 25, 2013, 08:37:51 PM
It did not look good for you.  I am not look for snow for 2+ months yet.  But I could be wrong this year.  I think this Winter the snow thrower will see it first workout.   :woot:
Same here, we don't usually see snow until Feb and March, sometimes Dec, but almost never Sept. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 26, 2013, 02:58:29 PM
Same here, we don't usually see snow until Feb and March, sometimes Dec, but almost never Sept. :blink:

Did you get snow last night?  Looks like that cold front coming down will be pushing the Jet Stream down and will be brings heavy rains for Washington and Oregon coast lines big time.  Some of the Jet Stream will be pushing rain down into your area it look like.  It is saying we have 10% chance of rain.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 26, 2013, 05:00:49 PM
Did you get snow last night?  Looks like that cold front coming down will be pushing the Jet Stream down and will be brings heavy rains for Washington and Oregon coast lines big time.  Some of the Jet Stream will be pushing rain down into your area it look like.  It is saying we have 10% chance of rain.   :popcorn:
Saw that, looks like Winter started a wee bit early. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 27, 2013, 08:04:20 PM
Saw that, looks like Winter started a wee bit early. :blink:

Look like you will be getting some wind through the night. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 27, 2013, 08:25:40 PM
Look like you will be getting some wind through the night.
Possible. Looks like you're getting possible Cold showers
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 27, 2013, 08:44:56 PM
Possible. Looks like you're getting possible Cold showers

We been getting some light showers off and on today.  Calling for 60 to 70% over the next 3 days, so we will be getting some good rain.  Low 60º day time and mid 40's night time. No snow at 3000 ft. as of yet just a lot of rain.  It's funny driver 20 miles one way or the other and the rain is heavy but around us it is very light. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 28, 2013, 06:38:56 AM
We been getting some light showers off and on today.  Calling for 60 to 70% over the next 3 days, so we will be getting some good rain.  Low 60º day time and mid 40's night time. No snow at 3000 ft. as of yet just a lot of rain.  It's funny driver 20 miles one way or the other and the rain is heavy but around us it is very light.
We're on the edge of the stuff you're getting. And I hope it stays that way, Toy is already asking when I plan on building a fire, when I said not till Nov 1, I thought she would die. :biggrin:

(http://s.imwx.com/dru/2013/09/ce4ab393-9bb2-49a4-8999-fa0ce5489e57_320x180.png)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 05, 2013, 05:28:57 AM
Was checking out next weeks computer forecast for my area and noticed you are in the path as well.
It's a nasty cold one currently approaching Alaska, these kind of fronts are generally hat bring us snow. Check out the satellite pic and you'll see it, it looks like Winter has come a knockin.

.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)

CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN THE EXTENDED PERIOD FORECAST, WITH A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE REGION LATE TUESDAY
INTO EARLY THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL TRACK ALMOST DUE SOUTH FROM
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST OVER CALIFORNIA MIDWEEK.
WHILE THE SYSTEM
DOESNT HAVE MUCH MOISTURE, IT SHOULD BRING ENOUGH FORCING TO
GENERATE SOME SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THESE SHOWERS
SHOULD GENERALLY FAVOR THE SIERRA, BUT THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST A
POSSIBILITY OF SOME SHOWERS REACHING THE VALLEY FLOOR AS WELL.
WITH THE COLD NATURE OF THIS SYSTEM, WE COULD SEE SNOW LEVELS DROP
DOWN TO SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 4500-6000 FT WITH A FEW INCHES OF
ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN LATE NEXT WEEK.

DANG
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 05, 2013, 07:12:36 AM
I don't see rain for the next week at all in our area.  We are at 1200' and the river just below is at 700'.    Right now it is call for 0% Chance of rain up to Oct 14 but like always that can change.  Look like it is going right around us again.  Day time temps calling for in the high 60º to 70º night time low about 37º to 40º.  I will be checking the Blue Mountains for snow as the week goes on, there about 80 miles across the valley in Oregon from us.  We can see miles of it from our back deck. 

Just got new tires for the truck put on, will not put the snow tires on until November one.   I can't believe it, I have been getting 90.000 miles on my last two sets of tires on the Dodge 2500
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 05, 2013, 08:36:29 AM
I don't see rain for the next week at all in our area.  We are at 1200' and the river just below is at 700'.    Right now it is call for 0% Chance of rain up to Oct 14 but like always that can change.  Look like it is going right around us again.  Day time temps calling for in the high 60º to 70º night time low about 37º to 40º.  I will be checking the Blue Mountains for snow as the week goes on, there about 80 miles across the valley in Oregon from us.  We can see miles of it from our back deck. 

Just got new tires for the truck put on, will not put the snow tires on until November one.   I can't believe it, I have been getting 90.000 miles on my last two sets of tires on the Dodge 2500
There's very little moisture content, it's the damn cold air it's bringing, I'm not looking forward to, that means firing up the wood stove for the next 6 months. YUCK!

I too just got new tires, a bit taller and excellent for snow, though since I'm usually in 4 wheel drive, I got 1500 miles out of my first set, and Les Shwab told me that was normal for our area.
Ten ply sure are expensive. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 05, 2013, 10:38:38 AM
There's very little moisture content, it's the damn cold air it's bringing, I'm not looking forward to, that means firing up the wood stove  for the next 6 months. YUCK!

I too just got new tires, a bit taller and excellent for snow, though since I'm usually in 4 wheel drive, I got 1500 miles out of my first set, and Les Shwab told me that was normal for our area.
Ten ply sure are expensive. :scared:

Sounds like St is going to be happy for 6 months. 

I just came in for out on the deck with The Dude (our cat) I was hitting 100º with the sun and it was reflecting off the water also.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 18, 2013, 06:50:27 AM
 :thumbsup:  We are calling for 70º + in the sun for the next ten days.  Got my back deck all power washed Monday of this week and it all painted now.  With the sun coming up over the river it's getting up to 80º yet on the deck.  That bounce off the river sure helps this time a year.   Nights are down to the mid 30º + sometimes.  So the leaves are starting to turn and fall.  May have three more weeks of cutting the grass yet.  I am down to once a week now instead of three time a week. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 22, 2013, 06:31:27 AM
We have had perfect weather for the last few weeks, upper 70s in the shade, low 40s at night.
This weekend will cool a bit, but the high pressure is still in place, funneling cold air up north and down through the Midwest.
It doesn't get any better than this, wish I could can it, and the sad part, in two weeks, we'll be in winter weather. :cry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 22, 2013, 06:10:30 PM
We have had perfect weather for the last few weeks, upper 70s in the shade, low 40s at night.
This weekend will cool a bit, but the high pressure is still in place, funneling cold air up north and down through the Midwest.
It doesn't get any better than this, wish I could can it, and the sad part, in two weeks, we'll be in winter weather. :cry:

 :lol:  We have almost the same gong on.  70º day time and 80º in the sun.  Night time mid 35+º  It's 90º on the deck from about 0900 to about 1200.  I can get a sun tan.  :tounge:   But then I can get a sun tan in the middle of winter also. :sneaky:  Starting next Monday it starts cooling down into the 50's and 60's daytime.  Night time all over the map from 35º  down to 30º.  I have roses coming out all over the place yet. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 22, 2013, 06:26:47 PM
:lol:  We have almost the same gong on.  70º day time and 80º in the sun.  Night time mid 35+º  It's 90º on the deck from about 0900 to about 1200.  I can get a sun tan.  :tounge:   But then I can get a sun tan in the middle of winter also. :sneaky:  Starting next Monday it starts cooling down into the 50's and 60's daytime.  Night time all over the map from 35º  down to 30º.  I have roses coming out all over the place yet.
Yep, same exact weather, we're under a huge bubble of high pressure, just be glad it's not late July. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 22, 2013, 07:14:11 PM
Yep, same exact weather, we're under a huge bubble of high pressure, just be glad it's not late July. :scared:

If it keeps going we (my area) may not see snow until after Christmas.   Will I be hit with your a racist for using Christmas.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 22, 2013, 08:35:08 PM
If it keeps going we (my area) may not see snow until after Christmas.   Will I be hit with your a racist for using Christmas.   :ohmy:
Of course not BIGOT! :biggrin:

The Almanac is calling for snow early in my neck of the woods, I expect a lot of snow this year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 22, 2013, 09:04:19 PM
Of course not BIGOT! :biggrin:

The Almanac is calling for snow early in my neck of the woods, I expect a lot of snow this year.

I hope so, I can put a rope and intertube on the back of the quad and take the wife for a spin.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 22, 2013, 09:25:00 PM
I hope so, I can put a rope and intertube on the back of the quad and take the wife for a spin.   :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 30, 2013, 08:26:32 AM
Well it is 0800 and 27º out with winds @ 4 mph form the SSW.   The sun is just coming up over the Blue Mountains and we should hit 60º today.   Looks like the cold front is moving out and to the East for a day or two.   :lol:  With the winds at 20 to 30 mph the last two days half the leave are off the trees now.   Need about two more nights of 24º and a good 30 wind for a day and the leaves should be all down.   Had or first freeze warning for the area list night for our area.   Let The Dude (cat) out on the deck for my AM coffee and she got about 10 feet and was back at the door, don't think she like her feet getting cold  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 30, 2013, 08:35:33 AM
Well it is 0800 and 27º out with winds @ 4 mph form the SSW.   The sun is just coming up over the Blue Mountains and we should hit 60º today.   Looks like the cold front is moving out and to the East for a day or two.   :lol:  With the winds at 20 to 30 mph the last two days half the leave are off the trees now.   Need about two more nights of 24º and a good 30 wind for a day and the leaves should be all down.   Had or first freeze warning for the area list night for our area.   Let The Dude (cat) out on the deck for my AM coffee and she got about 10 feet and was back at the door, don't think she like her feet getting cold  :lol:
Carbon copy weather here as well.
Knocked the bugs down finally.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 30, 2013, 09:02:47 AM
Carbon copy weather here as well.
Knocked the bugs down finally.

What I love about being back in this area after 60 years.  When it is 27º out the sun is out almost every day.  On the West side of the state it would always be overcast with clouds.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 30, 2013, 10:45:41 AM
What I love about being back in this area after 60 years.  When it is 27º out the sun is out almost every day.  On the West side of the state it would always be overcast with clouds.
Same here, way above the fog line.
Growing up as a kid in the Sacto. valley, I just assumed it was foggy everywhere, till one day dad drove us to the foothills. "SUN"? Why is it sunny and warm up here?

Twenty five years later, now everyday is sunny unless there's a storm moving through, let the flat landers have that crap.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 02, 2013, 02:34:52 PM
Don't know about you Solar be we are getting winds of 30+ mph.  With wind gust hitting 45 mph off and on.  The trees on the South side of the house the leave are all but gone.  The West side about 75% gone and almost all leave are blown out of the yard this time,   I have left the gate open and there funneling right out the gate with the wind coming out of the South/West.   If it keep blowing this way for long 95% will be gone by the end of the day.  I always love Mother nature help this time a year.   :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 02, 2013, 02:44:29 PM
Don't know about you Solar be we are getting winds of 30+ mph.  With wind gust hitting 45 mph off and on.  The trees on the South side of the house the leave are all but gone.  The West side about 75% gone and almost all leave are blown out of the yard this time,   I have left the gate open and there funneling right out the gate with the wind coming out of the South/West.   If it keep blowing this way for long 95% will be gone by the end of the day.  I always love Mother nature help this time a year.   :lol:
Cool! The leading edge of the front just arrived, warm, about 70 out, but I expect that to be short lived in the next 4 hours.
I doubt we'll get the winds you did, you're closer to the lows center, but we'll both be cold tomorrow.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 02, 2013, 03:09:44 PM
Cool! The leading edge of the front just arrived, warm, about 70 out, but I expect that to be short lived in the next 4 hours.
I doubt we'll get the winds you did, you're closer to the lows center, but we'll both be cold tomorrow.

39º for me tonight and then 30º for the next 3 nights.   It is call for rain off and on over the next 4 day, but no snow.    Could be snow as low as 2,500 feet by Sunday morning.  Snow could amounts to 6 inches in the Blue Mountains there saying. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 13, 2013, 05:31:16 AM
Wow at 5:00 A.M. it is pitch dark outside, I could not see zip out the window.  Had to turn a light on outside just to see my window, no fog just pitch dark.

Yesterday I found out how old I am getting. I put in five 100 lbs. tractor weights in back of the truck for Winter driving and for the rain we been having.  Talk about sore spot.  :lol:   Also put on the studded snow tires as driving along the river for 40 miles when it under 30º out is not a good thing is some areas.  Also going into town I go from 600' to 2423'.  It's that time a year city people think there 4 wheel drive will start and stop on a dime.   :rolleyes:   That jet stream has move way up above us today so it look like it will be dry for the next day or two.   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 13, 2013, 06:16:27 AM
Wow at 5:00 A.M. it is pitch dark outside, I could not see zip out the window.  Had to turn a light on outside just to see my window, no fog just pitch dark.

Yesterday I found out how old I am getting. I put in five 100 lbs. tractor weights in back of the truck for Winter driving and for the rain we been having.  Talk about sore spot.  :lol:   Also put on the studded snow tires as driving along the river for 40 miles when it under 30º out is not a good thing is some areas.  Also going into town I go from 600' to 2423'.  It's that time a year city people think there 4 wheel drive will start and stop on a dime.   :rolleyes:   That jet stream has move way up above us today so it look like it will be dry for the next day or two.   :thumbsup:
We've been having 70 deg weather, but I get the age thing.

My damn back is out, because ST got one of those Kinects units so you can interact with the game, she got some weird game where we stand side by side on a raft on a river with waterfalls and hazards like trees.
You're supposed to lean and jump, well a log showed up as I was leaning, I jumped.

Now my damn back is out! :cursing:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 13, 2013, 06:40:24 AM
We've been having 70 deg weather, but I get the age thing.

My damn back is out, because ST  got one of those Kinects units so you can interact with the game, she got some weird game where we stand side by side on a raft on a river with waterfalls and hazards like trees.
You're supposed to lean and jump, well a log showed up as I was leaning, I jumped.

Now my damn back is out! :cursing:

Why is it always the woman's fault.   :lol:

IF I said that, the first thing out of my wife mouth would be.  The Doc. said I don't want you lifting over 50 lbs. at one time or falling at your age.  She can not remember saying yes to something last night but she can remember something the Doc. said a year ago.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 13, 2013, 07:06:22 AM
Why is it always the woman's fault.   :lol:

IF I said that, the first thing out of my wife mouth would be.  The Doc. said I don't want you lifting over 50 lbs. at one time or falling at your age.  She can not remember saying yes to something last night but she can remember something the Doc. said a year ago.   :lol:
:lol:
Yep, like you having the last word in an argument, when in truth, in their mind, it was the first word of the next argument.
I'm lucky, ST is nothing like that, though she does do the typical "So you're saying I'm fat?" :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on November 13, 2013, 07:49:59 AM
Well, on my side of the map (SC), interesting things going on.  We got threatened with snow flurries yesterday but that shot on by without a trace.  What we do have is frigid temps thru tomorrow.  It was 18 deg. this morning on our deck.  Temps only supposed to reach about 45 and start dropping again by 6pm.  Calm winds, thankfully.  I felt like we would have an interesting year and it has certainly met my expectations so far. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 13, 2013, 07:51:00 AM
:lol:
Yep, like you having the last word in an argument, when in truth, in their mind, it was the first word of the next argument.
I'm lucky, ST is nothing like that, though she does do the typical "So you're saying I'm fat?" :biggrin:

No what I am saying is the more there is the more to love, that is all.   :rolleyes: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on November 15, 2013, 06:01:33 AM
No what I am saying is the more there is the more to love, that is all.   :rolleyes:

Nice save Walks but as a woman I know that translation...   :biggrin: :biggrin:
 
What Solar forgot to include is that I continued playing the game for almost an hour with him sitting behind me giving me instructions.   I was covered with sweat, breathing hard, and HE was exhausted.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 15, 2013, 04:57:50 PM
Nice save Walks but as a woman I know that translation...    :biggrin: :biggrin:
 
What Solar forgot to include is that I continued playing the game for almost an hour with him sitting behind me giving me instructions.   I was covered with sweat, breathing hard, and HE was exhausted.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

It did not work on my wife also.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2013, 07:47:19 AM
9º out at 7:30 A.M.    The jet stream drop down last night.  The sun is popping up over the Blue Mountains and we just hit 10º   Today high they say will be 39º Winter is not even hear yet.   Today is only 11/21 not 12/21 :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 21, 2013, 07:54:46 AM
9º out at 7:30 A.M.    The jet stream drop down last night.  The sun is popping up over the Blue Mountains and we just hit 10º   Today high they say will be 39º Winter is not even hear yet.   Today is only 11/21 not 12/21 :lol:
OUCH! Looks like we'll get it tonight. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2013, 08:07:43 AM
OUCH! Looks like we'll get it tonight. :scared:

The sun is up and it is now 12º  :lol:  More coffee....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on November 21, 2013, 10:34:18 AM
No sun out here today, overcast with light wind and only to get up to 45 deg today.  Next week might be worse but we always get threatened with the worst.  Might be snowing by Tues., so say the long reaching forecasts for my area. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2013, 12:04:42 PM
No sun out here today, overcast with light wind and only to get up to 45 deg today.  Next week might be worse but we always get threatened with the worst.  Might be snowing by Tues., so say the long reaching forecasts for my area.

45º you have G/W, we are up to 31º now at 12 noon.  In the sun it feels like 75º.   Do I sound like a Lib?   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 22, 2013, 08:07:38 PM
45º you have G/W, we are up to 31º now at 12 noon.  In the sun it feels like 75º.   Do I sound like a Lib?   :lol:
Got three inches of rain in 12 hrs, then today, 75 mph wind.
Shit is blowing everywhere, trees down, people killed by falling trees.
But we're fine here in the house, even all the dogs wanted in and won't go outside even now, so they'll all be in for the night.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 22, 2013, 08:52:20 PM
Got three inches of rain in 12 hrs, then today, 75 mph wind.
Shit is blowing everywhere, trees down, people killed by falling trees.
But we're fine here in the house, even all the dogs wanted in and won't go outside even now, so they'll all be in for the night.

Looking at today jet stream and tomorrow's jet stream they look about the same only dropping lower.  Did you get snow about 3000 ft.?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 23, 2013, 05:28:46 AM

Nah, Tahoe did, and it was wet snow.
Still windy out and probably will be all day again. But it's warm out, 40 Deg.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 23, 2013, 07:58:39 AM
Nah, Tahoe did, and it was wet snow.
Still windy out and probably will be all day again. But it's warm out, 40 Deg.

We did not get above 36º yesterday, and it is call for 39º today.  I saw snowmobile headed up to the Blue Mountains yesterday on the way to town.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 23, 2013, 08:09:55 AM
We did not get above 36º yesterday, and it is call for 39º today.  I saw snowmobile headed up to the Blue Mountains yesterday on the way to town.
:biggrin:
And you stood drooling in wait for snow. :thumbsup:
Won't be long my friend, and in no time, I'll be bitching about all the damned snow.
Did I mention I need new tires for my quad? Man, it's like riding with slicks in the snow.
Funny, I only got ten years out of them. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 23, 2013, 09:38:37 AM
:biggrin:
And you stood drooling in wait for snow. :thumbsup:
Won't be long my friend, and in no time, I'll be bitching about all the damned snow.
Did I mention I need new tires for my quad? Man, it's like riding with slicks in the snow.
Funny, I only got ten years out of them. :rolleyes:

MY Polaris has what is called "Turf" mode (one wheel drive) and also 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.  Turf is for driving on grass.  If I am in 2 wheel drive and the wheels slip it will lock in to 4 wheel drive on it own.  Or I can just put it in 4 wheel drive.   The Turf mode is great for working in the yard or on cement.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 23, 2013, 11:16:24 AM
MY Polaris has what is called "Turf" mode (one wheel drive) and also 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.  Turf is for driving on grass.  If I am in 2 wheel drive and the wheels slip it will lock in to 4 wheel drive on it own.  Or I can just put it in 4 wheel drive.   The Turf mode is great for working in the yard or on cement.
I think mine has been in two wheel drive less than a dozen times.
My land is so steep, that half the time I have in locked in true 4 wheel, a bitch to steer, but never gets stuck.
That's why I are up the tires, but not bad for a decade.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 25, 2013, 08:08:27 AM
Hmm... Coming down the line

Tue Dec. 3  27º

Wed Dec 4 36º

I don't see snow below 3000 ft.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on November 26, 2013, 12:18:28 PM
You all have to be pretty tough folks to live in the conditions you have both described.  Like I said earlier, we mostly just threatened with the worst stuff.  It has rained buckets full since just before daylight today, most likely to get 3-4 inches in all and this is before a possible snowfall.  Thanksgiving should be quite cold but sunny. 

The last memorable snowfalls we had was (I think) '97 and again in 2002.  '97 was the biggest snowfall I'd seen in my life.  We had snowflakes as large as an adult hand and it came down like that for two days then sleeted on top of the accumulation.  We didn't have power for 6 days.  2002 was memorable as well with accumulations of ice, snow and then ice again.  Six is our unlucky number because that's how many days our power was off again. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 29, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
Solar
Look like we could see some snow on Dec. 2 or 3 there is a big blast of Arctic air dropping down on us for two days.  Looks like on the 3 of Dec. it will be dropping down into your area.  We may not get snow but will be getting 1 to 2 ft. in the passes around 3000 ft.  It a little early for snow for us if we get it at all.  Also looks like some strong winds around your area with the jet stream dropping just below you.  Right now we have had ice collecting on the trees for the last 2 days.  Just from the moisture in the air from the river, we have not been over 32º for two days no.    ST keep the wood stove burning.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 30, 2013, 03:28:33 AM
Solar
Look like we could see some snow on Dec. 2 or 3 there is a big blast of Arctic air dropping down on us for two days.  Looks like on the 3 of Dec. it will be dropping down into your area.  We may not get snow but will be getting 1 to 2 ft. in the passes around 3000 ft.  It a little early for snow for us if we get it at all.  Also looks like some strong winds around your area with the jet stream dropping just below you.  Right now we have had ice collecting on the trees for the last 2 days.  Just from the moisture in the air from the river, we have not been over 32º for two days no.    ST keep the wood stove burning.
From the satellite, it looks like it has moisture to back it up.
Yes, too damn early. Damn that AGW!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 03, 2013, 04:31:56 AM
Solar
Look like we could see some snow on Dec. 2 or 3 there is a big blast of Arctic air dropping down on us for two days.  Looks like on the 3 of Dec. it will be dropping down into your area.  We may not get snow but will be getting 1 to 2 ft. in the passes around 3000 ft.  It a little early for snow for us if we get it at all.  Also looks like some strong winds around your area with the jet stream dropping just below you.  Right now we have had ice collecting on the trees for the last 2 days.  Just from the moisture in the air from the river, we have not been over 32º for two days no.    ST keep the wood stove burning.

Woke up at 4:00 this morning to rain.  Temp is around 36 so will be ok for now.  Walks, the first thing I did was replenish the wood stove...then coffee.   :biggrin:  Toy 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 03, 2013, 02:58:56 PM
Woke up at 4:00 this morning to rain.  Temp is around 36 so will be ok for now.  Walks, the first thing I did was replenish the wood stove...then coffee.   :biggrin:  Toy

Hmm... did you make coffee on the wood stove?  I always enjoyed doing that in the Winter when we had a wood stove.   So you know we had a dusting of snow enough to cover the deck, sidewalk and driver way pad so you could see your footprints.   So we had our first snow for the year.   :lol:   Did I tell you I hate city driver.  Going to town today there was 4 cars in the ditch along the way and one over turned car.  What will it be like when there 1" or 2" of snow.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 03, 2013, 06:19:05 PM
Hope you had a safe trip into town.  When I got home tonight, around 5:45 it was already 28.  It will be very cold night on the mountain.  Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 03, 2013, 06:57:54 PM
Hope you had a safe trip into town.  When I got home tonight, around 5:45 it was already 28.  It will be very cold night on the mountain.  Toy

Had a safe trip home ST.   The sun was out and it was 36º, the snow/ice was all gone.   Now it is 7 P.M. and it 22º right now and it's call for 14º tonight and 9º Wed. night.   It is nights like this I am happy my wife makes quilts for a hobby. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 03, 2013, 09:22:10 PM
Solar, look like you may get hit big time on Dec 6th or 7th or both days. 
We have arctic cold air dropping down and coving about 3/4 of U.S. with wet air coming up from the South. 


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1-6 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS. 6-12 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET... WITH UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS

* ELEVATION: SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER FROM AROUND 2500 FEET EARLY FRIDAY TO NEAR 1000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 04, 2013, 05:13:24 AM
Solar, look like you may get hit big time on Dec 6th or 7th or both days. 
We have arctic cold air dropping down and coving about 3/4 of U.S. with wet air coming up from the South. 


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1-6 INCHES IN THE FOOTHILLS. 6-12 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET... WITH UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS

* ELEVATION: SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER FROM AROUND 2500 FEET EARLY FRIDAY TO NEAR 1000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
Yeah, saw that crap, not ready for it yet. it's 17 out right now, and probably won't get much above freezing.
Looks like it hits you first though. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 04, 2013, 06:53:03 AM
Yeah, saw that crap, not ready for it yet. it's 17 out right now, and probably won't get much above freezing.
Looks like it hits you first though. :laugh:

Also @ 17º right now.   :lol:

Today
Dec 4 Mostly Sunny 30°F/9°F
Chance of precip:0% Wind:NNW at 5 mph 

Thu
Dec 5
Mostly Cloudy 28°/14°
Chance of precip:0% Wind:E at 5 mph 

Fri
Dec 6 Partly Cloudy 24°/7°
Chance of snow:10% Wind:NNE at 11 mph 

Sat
Dec 7 Sunny 17°/4°
Chance of snow:0% Wind:NNW at 10 mph
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 04, 2013, 07:03:52 AM
Also @ 17º right now.   :lol:

Today
Dec 4 Mostly Sunny 30°F/9°F
Chance of precip:0% Wind:NNW at 5 mph 

Thu
Dec 5
Mostly Cloudy 28°/14°
Chance of precip:0% Wind:E at 5 mph 

Fri
Dec 6 Partly Cloudy 24°/7°
Chance of snow:10% Wind:NNE at 11 mph 

Sat
Dec 7 Sunny 17°/4°
Chance of snow:0% Wind:NNW at 10 mph
No frozen pipes YET... :lol:

They changed our forecast to over a foot of snow for Fri and Sat. which is fine, ST won't have to drive in it.
Or should I say, I won't have to tow her out of it? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 04, 2013, 08:06:41 AM
No frozen pipes YET... :lol:

They changed our forecast to over a foot of snow for Fri and Sat. which is fine, ST won't have to drive in it.
Or should I say, I won't have to tow her out of it? :rolleyes:

Hmm... You do know you have to sleep sometime.   (http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l128/Aloha_Kay/Happy%20and%20Laughing/bth_rotf.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 04, 2013, 09:12:30 AM
Hmm... You do know you have to sleep sometime.   (http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l128/Aloha_Kay/Happy%20and%20Laughing/bth_rotf.gif)
Tell that to my bladder. :glare: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 05, 2013, 05:26:53 AM
Solar will not have to pull me from any ditches this year.  At he insistence I went to my boss yesterday and asked for Friday off.   

My sister in Arkansas is prepping for this storm to hit them.  Schools have already closed in her area in anticipation.  Last year kids and teachers got trapped at school for several hours.   We live 2,000 miles apart and are both getting ready to deal with this storm.  Toy

Off to work for today... Tpy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 06, 2013, 07:59:59 PM
We'll probably be offline for a bit, heavy snow all night tonight, so no satellite.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 06, 2013, 09:04:44 PM
We'll probably be offline for a bit, heavy snow all night tonight, so no satellite.

OK  only 15 mpw's  no snow 20º  New wind chill = 6º  Old wind chill = -5º


                     Old Win Chill Chart
(http://weather.carleton.edu/Images/OldWindchillChart.gif)



(http://weather.carleton.edu/Images/NewWindchillChart.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 07, 2013, 05:43:14 PM
Got 14" to 2'+ of snow, depending on where you stand, the snow was blowing all around.
The sky just cleared, which is unfortunate, because the temps will plummet, we already had two broken water lines yesterday to fix.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 07, 2013, 06:32:23 PM
Got 14" to 2'+ of snow, depending on where you stand, the snow was blowing all around.
The sky just cleared, which is unfortunate, because the temps will plummet, we already had two broken water lines yesterday to fix.

No snow for us, it was falling all around us within 75 miles.  It's 10º as of this posts.  It is calling for -6º tonight.  I checked out the snow thrower yesterday in the A.M. and it started with no problems.  I like the new electric start plug it into 110 and let her crank.   So I will see if I get to use it this year.  LOL   Hmm... you need to take ST's wood stove and put it under the house.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 07, 2013, 06:45:52 PM
No snow for us, it was falling all around us within 75 miles.  It's 10º as of this posts.  It is calling for -6º tonight.  I checked out the snow thrower yesterday in the A.M. and it started with no problems.  I like the new electric start plug it into 110 and let her crank.   So I will see if I get to use it this year.  LOL   Hmm... you need to take ST's wood stove and put it under the house.   :lol:
It's about 16 out with clouds, I hope it stays that way, I don't need anymore broken pipes.
If this snow freezes tonight, I just might use the new dozer to clear the road. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 07, 2013, 06:47:35 PM
No snow for us, it was falling all around us within 75 miles.  It's 10º as of this posts.  It is calling for -6º tonight.  I checked out the snow thrower yesterday in the A.M. and it started with no problems.  I like the new electric start plug it into 110 and let her crank.   So I will see if I get to use it this year.  LOL   Hmm... you need to take ST's wood stove and put it under the house.   :lol:

I tried to convince him to let me bring the wood stove into the bedroom last night.  He said if I could carry it in I could.  Toy

(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/winter-146.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 07, 2013, 06:48:30 PM
It's about 16 out with clouds, I hope it stays that way, I don't need anymore broken pipes.
If this snow freezes tonight, I just might use the new dozer to clear the road. :laugh:


The difference between little kids and big kids are there toys.   :tounge:   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 07, 2013, 07:48:46 PM
I tried to convince him to let me bring the wood stove into the bedroom last night.  He said if I could carry it in I could.  Toy

(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/winter-146.gif)


So does a Electric blankets work when you live off the grid? 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 07, 2013, 08:23:51 PM

So does a Electric blankets work when you live off the grid?

Yes they would but I would cook Solar out.  Toy

(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-153.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 07, 2013, 08:30:30 PM

The difference between little kids and big kids are there toys.   :tounge:   :lol:
:biggrin:
Grog say, "Solar make road good, solar make new road because dozer too big for old road, Solar like big new toy".
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 08, 2013, 07:18:20 AM
We made -3


(http://www.pagecovers.com/user-covers/11-25-2012/baby_its_cold_outside.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 11, 2013, 01:23:47 PM
So it has been cold for so long that the backwater on the Columbia River has ice.  It is about 5 miles long and about ½ mile wide.  It gets so frozen some times that Fox and Coyotes can walk across it. There a island just below our place that makes the backwater.  The island is 1500 acre is size, with a 275 acre park for day use, tents, RV and 3 boat ramp.  This time a year there is about 50 deer on the island.


This is what I see when I am on my back deck. 
(http://www.crowbutte.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/AerialMap-150x150.jpg)  (http://www.crowbutte.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/CrowButte-150x150.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 14, 2013, 07:33:52 AM
Our forecast is mostly spot on.  The weather really is subject to quick change in my little corner at the foot of the Appl. mountains.  We were told it would rain all day.  Some mountainous areas might see a mix and that's what we are getting.  It is cold too. 

We had to hurry and get our Christmas decorating done on the outside but it's done now. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2013, 07:50:22 AM
Finally seeing snow melt after a solid week of being snowed in. ST was able to get out for a hair appt. God knows, the woman has her priorities. :biggrin: Luv ya hun. :wub:

All kidding aside, the main road out was solid ice for 5 miles, so leaving had to be done at 11:00 and return by 2:00, or the roads were back to solid ice.
County finally came in and bladed some of it down, but it'll probably take a few days to complete.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 14, 2013, 07:55:44 AM
Finally seeing snow melt after a solid week of being snowed in. ST was able to get out for a hair appt. God knows, the woman has her priorities. :biggrin: Luv ya hun. :wub:

All kidding aside, the main road out was solid ice for 5 miles, so leaving had to be done at 11:00 and return by 2:00, or the roads were back to solid ice.
County finally came in and bladed some of it down, but it'll probably take a few days to complete.

It's not like I haven't been taking care of you this entire week...ready for your second breakfast?  luv you hun   :wub:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2013, 08:27:50 AM
It's not like I haven't been taking care of you this entire week...ready for your second breakfast?  luv you hun   :wub:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2013, 09:09:12 AM
:thumbsup:

You best hope she does not get snowed in for two days in town.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
You best hope she does not get snowed in for two days in town.   :lol:
There's enough leftovers to feed an Army for a week.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2013, 10:51:33 AM
There's enough leftovers to feed an Army for a week.

So she has not learned to cook for two yet. LOL   It took us 15 year to learn that task. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 17, 2013, 07:22:21 AM
Still a lot of snow left, but today's temps could hit the 70s.
Not sure if the warm air mass has reached you yet, but it came right off the equator and with the window open and snow on the ground, I got so hot, I stripped off the blankets and sheet at 2:00 am this morn.

Weird and wonderful weather. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 17, 2013, 07:51:05 AM
Still a lot of snow left, but today's temps could hit the 70s.
Not sure if the warm air mass has reached you yet, but it came right off the equator and with the window open and snow on the ground, I got so hot, I stripped off the blankets and sheet at 2:00 am this morn.

Weird and wonderful weather. :biggrin:

No snow for us other then a dusting last week.  Right now it is 23º and call for a high of 47º today with AM Clouds / PM Sun.  What is nice in the sun it feels like 80º.  When the sun is out for about two hours I have to turn the heat off in the house or the house get about 72º. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on December 17, 2013, 04:32:45 PM
61 @ 43725 in December on the 22nd? There goes our White Christmas!

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USOH0148 (http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USOH0148)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 17, 2013, 06:27:35 PM
61 @ 43725 in December on the 22nd? There goes our White Christmas!

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USOH0148 (http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USOH0148)
We just dugout of snow after a week of being snowed in, and that was Saturday, today though was 70 out.
This is one strange Winter. :laugh:
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USCA0417 (http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USCA0417)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: WoodBurner on December 18, 2013, 02:02:31 AM
Looks like you have some nice weather coming up.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 18, 2013, 05:05:30 AM
Looks like you have some nice weather coming up.
Yeah, but a bit unusual for this time of year, (In my best Eeyore voice) probably means 3 months of snow to follow. :scared: :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 18, 2013, 05:11:43 AM
Which explains the new snow tires Solar insisted I buy yesterday...  Toy

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 20, 2013, 03:45:55 AM
So she has not learned to cook for two yet. LOL   It took us 15 year to learn that task.


We haven't learned that one yet but I keep on hoping I will in order to conserve more.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on December 20, 2013, 08:41:27 AM
next few days we are going to have it all... Rain,,,ice,,,snow then temps below 20.....its so much fun,lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 20, 2013, 09:17:58 AM
next few days we are going to have it all... Rain,,,ice,,,snow then temps below 20.....its so much fun,lol

We have just a dusting right now of snow.   In about 2 hrs. it will turn into just mist in the air and the snow will be all gone. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on December 21, 2013, 06:18:56 AM
We have just a dusting right now of snow.   In about 2 hrs. it will turn into just mist in the air and the snow will be all gone.
Lol..we have a bit left.  Watching the news just now..we have an advisory til 10 pm.
They don't know what's gonna hit us.  Rain..ice sleet snow its coming lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 22, 2013, 03:19:22 PM
Solar, don't know about you but there calling for the high 30's to 40º day time for us through the end of the month.  With lows in the mid 25º at night, with NO snow.   I think the is the GW they have been talking about.  So I am think Winter will start after the 1st of the year again.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 22, 2013, 04:01:36 PM
Solar, don't know about you but there calling for the high 30's to 40º day time for us through the end of the month.  With lows in the mid 25º at night, with NO snow.   I think the is the GW they have been talking about.  So I am think Winter will start after the 1st of the year again.   :lol:
Yep, same here, cold a freakin dry as Hell, but I'm not complaining. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 27, 2013, 04:07:34 PM
So the last two day we have been fogged in more or less all day.  Ice is forming on the trees big time.  Temp and not got over 28 for two days.  The chain link fence is all white with ice.   :lol:  I must say this is a very beautiful GWing.   :lol:  Sat. & Sunday are calling for 42º so I will enjoy it while I can.   :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 27, 2013, 06:03:08 PM
So the last two day we have been fogged in more or less all day.  Ice is forming on the trees big time.  Temp and not got over 28 for two days.  The chain link fence is all white with ice.   :lol:  I must say this is a very beautiful GWing.   :lol:  Sat. & Sunday are calling for 42º so I will enjoy it while I can.   :woot:
We just had our first cloudy day in over two weeks of upper 60s and 70s, and still have that damned frozen GW laying around after that snow storm two weeks ago.
In fact, the weather has been rather pleasant, and looks to continue for awhile.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 03, 2014, 02:12:35 PM
we are gonna get a dose of frozen.  More snow Saturday thru Sunday then the bottom is going to fall out. -8 for a high and down to -50w/c  max... ugh.... just got 9" of the fluffy white stuff the last few days.   We are ready for it.... I just hope we dont lose power with the winds and extremely cold temps.....but its been kinda warm,,,, got to be 17 whole degrees on my car,,then again,,,it could have been just a little chilly.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 03, 2014, 03:22:36 PM
I don't have the heart to tell how we're suffering in the 60s under clear blue skies with bright sunshine, and evening in the upper 30s.

So I won't. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2014, 06:50:50 PM
we are gonna get a dose of frozen.  More snow Saturday thru Sunday then the bottom is going to fall out. -8 for a high and down to -50w/c  max... ugh.... just got 9" of the fluffy white stuff the last few days.   We are ready for it.... I just hope we dont lose power with the winds and extremely cold temps.....but its been kinda warm,,,, got to be 17 whole degrees on my car,,then again,,,it could have been just a little chilly.


Keeping the wood stove stoked MeLady.   How many snow thrower does himself have running this year?  6:45 P.M. 40º  calling for 24º for the low for us.  We have a heat wave. GW  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 04, 2014, 06:35:33 AM
I don't have the heart to tell how we're suffering in the 60s under clear blue skies with bright sunshine, and evening in the upper 30s.

So I won't. :biggrin:
Lol..I feel your dismay :lol:  Thanks!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 04, 2014, 06:42:08 AM

Keeping the wood stove stoked MeLady.   How many snow thrower does himself have running this year?  6:45 P.M. 40º  calling for 24º for the low for us.  We have a heat wave. GW  :lol:
Oh yes it will be going..No doubt there.  We are ready for it on the inside and should we have to go out in it.  If the power goes we will have a house full and I can do that to.  Just not fancying thus muck.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: the outlaw mortarman on January 06, 2014, 06:17:25 AM
-22o here with a wind chill of -34o. Expecting a high of -14o.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 06, 2014, 06:32:45 AM
-22o here with a wind chill of -34o. Expecting a high of -14o.

 :popcorn:
OUCH! And apparently you're not alone, based on our guests count, it appears that many are stuck in the house during the big freeze...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2014, 07:10:45 AM
OUCH! And apparently you're not alone, based on our guests count, it appears that many are stuck in the house during the big freeze...

Hmm... There calling for 30% chance of snow or icing tomorrow.   I will take the snow.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 06, 2014, 07:35:28 AM
-17 real -42 wind chill.... its official,,, I live in Chiberia.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2014, 08:06:16 AM
-17 real -42 wind chill.... its official,,, I live in Chiberia.....

Nice to know you have power yet MeLady.  That jet stream is hanging very low into the South so the Arctic is on you big time.  How is himself and crew doing in all this?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 06, 2014, 08:22:32 AM
Nice to know you have power yet MeLady.  That jet stream is hanging very low into the South so the Arctic is on you big time.  How is himself and crew doing in all this?
As I type they are removing 3' plus from the shop door,,,snow blowers are freezing up so they have them in the heat for a while... This is crazy!!!  and yes,,,so far so good with the power issue... Many roads closed and way to many accidents because of frozen ice roads.... its not fun.... but we had worse in 88.  It got to -80 windchill. I remember that....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2014, 08:33:52 AM
As I type they are removing 3' plus from the shop door,,,snow blowers are freezing up so they have them in the heat for a while... This is crazy!!!  and yes,,,so far so good with the power issue... Many roads closed and way to many accidents because of frozen ice roads.... its not fun.... but we had worse in 88.  It got to -80 windchill. I remember that....

Are you using the old wind chill chart or the  new wind chill chart now?  Old chart at 0º and 5 mpw = -5º  new chart at 0º and 5 mpw = -11º.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 06, 2014, 08:42:38 AM
Are you using the old wind chill chart or the  new wind chill chart now?  Old chart at 0º and 5 mpw = -5º  new chart at 0º and 5 mpw = -11º.
I dont know,lmao.... its  what  the weather peeps use,lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 06, 2014, 09:05:45 AM
I dont know,lmao.... its  what  the weather peeps use,lol

Check this out, it has charts and a wind chill calculator just plug in your numbers. 

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ddc/?n=windchill (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ddc/?n=windchill)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2014, 05:32:15 PM
If I didn't have a calender, I'd swear it was Spring. We hit the 70s under clear skies, had to open the house up, got too hot inside. :blink:
Supposed to hold for the next couple of weeks. I hope this isn't one of our false Springs, where we have beautiful weather in the winter, only to wind up with an extended winter and miss most of spring, and going directly into summer.
.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2014, 06:21:32 PM
If I didn't have a calender, I'd swear it was Spring. We hit the 70s under clear skies, had to open the house up, got too hot inside. :blink:
Supposed to hold for the next couple of weeks. I hope this isn't one of our false Springs, where we have beautiful weather in the winter, only to wind up with an extended winter and miss most of spring, and going directly into summer.
.

Today was 60º for us, for the next 10 days it is calling for 45º and above.  It is hanging in at 30º or below at night.  I see some flower buds starting to popping up like last year.   So I will have to put them in the garage.  We have 1.5 months of Winter yet.   :scared:    We were cutting alfalfa in the third week of March last year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 16, 2014, 05:30:37 PM
Another 70 degree day, 95 in the sun and 4% humidity. Wish I could can this weather for the summer.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 16, 2014, 08:18:28 PM
Another 70 degree day, 95 in the sun and 4% humidity. Wish I could can this weather for the summer.

Best we are doing is about 50º but it is nice in the sun.  Night time is around 26 to 28º.  Cannot complain as I don't have to water or cut the grass yet.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 17, 2014, 06:23:29 AM
Best we are doing is about 50º but it is nice in the sun.  Night time is around 26 to 28º.  Cannot complain as I don't have to water or cut the grass yet.   :lol:
Yep, 28 out as I write, but will warm up another 40+ deg. by 11:00.
Getting a ton of work done outside, pushed over a bunch of 100+' Doug firs and madroña over to make way for our underground cellar.
If it were raining out, the dozer would be stuck in clay mud, so this weather is perfect to work in considering the ground is just moist enough to dig in, because once summer sets in, this clay ground becomes Sierra cement
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 17, 2014, 07:19:25 AM
Yep, 28 out as I write, but will warm up another 40+ deg. by 11:00.
Getting a ton of work done outside, pushed over a bunch of 100+' Doug firs and madroña over to make way for our underground cellar.
If it were raining out, the dozer would be stuck in clay mud, so this weather is perfect to work in considering the ground is just moist enough to dig in, because once summer sets in, this clay ground becomes Sierra cement

Douglas-fir is not bad for fire wood, medium heating with not much ash I have found.  Good for Spring or Fall when you don't need much heat at night.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 17, 2014, 07:54:19 AM
Douglas-fir is not bad for fire wood, medium heating with not much ash I have found.  Good for Spring or Fall when you don't need much heat at night.
That's pretty much our primary fuel to heat, runs us out of the house if the stove isn't on low all the time.
But these trees won't be fire wood, my brother is bringing over his mill to make some lumber for decking, and he wants a couple of 12x12 20' beams for his shop.

Ya know, I really hate taking these trees out, considering most are well over a hundred years old, but I need a fire break, this may be one of our worst fire seasons yet considering were now in drought stage.
I need the fire buffer around the house.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 21, 2014, 06:02:17 PM
We had a dusting of snow sometime last night.  When I look out the window at 4 A.M. it was all white, and gone by 9 A.M.   Will I ever get to use that new snow=thrower.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on January 26, 2014, 09:18:57 AM
I took this picture Friday.  We were at one of the local car dealerships.  That's Solar under the canopy - notice the misters running to try and cool it down.(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1497022_10201597536042125_378398354_n.jpg)

Toy

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 26, 2014, 09:32:23 AM
I took this picture Friday.  We were at one of the local car dealerships.  That's Solar under the canopy - notice the misters running to try and cool it down.(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1497022_10201597536042125_378398354_n.jpg)

Toy

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New car time already!    :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on January 26, 2014, 09:48:26 AM
Nope just an oil change.  Toy  :thumbsup:  That truck doesn't have enough miles on it yet.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 26, 2014, 09:59:00 AM
Nope just an oil change.  Toy  :thumbsup:  That truck doesn't have enough miles on it yet.

I just hit 195.000 and it's just getting broken in.   :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 26, 2014, 11:08:26 AM
New car time already!    :lol:
I can't believe this wonderful weather we're having, and to think, next week we'll be back to talking bout snow. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 26, 2014, 11:14:02 AM
I can't believe this wonderful weather we're having, and to think, next week we'll be back to talking bout snow. :biggrin:

We are looking at getting into the 40'sº this week.  :rolleyes:  But I see there calling for snow on Sunday 2/2.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 26, 2014, 12:57:45 PM
We are looking at getting into the 40'sº this week.  :rolleyes:  But I see there calling for snow on Sunday 2/2.   :popcorn:
We may finally get a reprieve from all this nice weather. :laugh:

http://www.kcra.com/weather/video (http://www.kcra.com/weather/video)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on January 27, 2014, 09:24:45 AM
I swear, much more of this global warming shit, and I'll freeze my ass right off.  :tounge:

While you kids are enjoying your freak winter out west, we're diggin' ours here in the Heartland too! In my part of Ohio, we broke the freezing mark rather unexpectedly when the temperature shot up nearly twenty degrees in less than two hours late in the afternoon. As midnight passed, we were hovering near 40 degrees -- rather amazing since it had been in the low single digits just 12 hours earlier.

But then along came 1:30 a.m., and the bottom dropped out. It looked like this:

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As I write this, our local temp is about 7 degrees and still falling slowly. Our expected overnight low is -15, and tomorrow's forecast "high" is -2. We've experienced local power blackouts, not as a direct result of the weather, but as an indirect result as substations are overloaded with unexpected high power demands.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 27, 2014, 12:15:31 PM
Oh I hear ya TBone,,, me I have come to accept the fact that I live in Chiberia and its rather interesting to get the gear on and listen to it freeze :blink: while I fill the bird feeders...or warm the car,,, or shovel a path for Lira to go outside,,,right now its -2 the dewpoint is -11 and the real feel is -24, yesterday was great! it was 31 big whole degrees,loved it... today not so much.. All agencies are saying stay home, roads and interstates closed especially last night into this morning... yaaaay,,,
There's a reason I dont live in Alaska,,,, now I have proof! lol... ok back to the fire,,time to toss a few more in....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 27, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
Oh I hear ya TBone,,, me I have come to accept the fact that I live in Chiberia and its rather interesting to get the gear on and listen to it freeze :blink: while I fill the bird feeders...or warm the car,,, or shovel a path for Lira to go outside,,,right now its -2 the dewpoint is -11 and the real feel is -24, yesterday was great! it was 31 big whole degrees,loved it... today not so much.. All agencies are saying stay home, roads and interstates closed especially last night into this morning... yaaaay,,,
There's a reason I dont live in Alaska,,,, now I have proof! lol... ok back to the fire,,time to toss a few more in....

LOL girl you need to train Lira to clean the sidewalk.  I have gone through 50 lbs. of bird seed this month.  I think we are the only ones home for 40 miles around this month.  There all in Arizona or Hawaii for a month or so.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on January 28, 2014, 11:48:54 AM
I just hit 195.000 and it's just getting broken in.   :woot:
We're about the same for the Q-mobile. Got a honey of a used Jetta and have a beast that absolutely thrives at 70 m.p.h. after at least 175,000 miles.

Oh. Back to topic. It was -9 when I got up and about -3 or -4 right now at 14:46 hours EST, and if we're really lucky the road crews will finally manage to unclog major roads hereabouts, at least some time this month. Schools are closed including the University of Michigan (a first since the 1980s). If you aren't on skates, you belong at home.

Grumble. Mutter. Al Gore. Curse. Swear.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 28, 2014, 12:50:34 PM
We're about the same for the Q-mobile. Got a honey of a used Jetta and have a beast that absolutely thrives at 70 m.p.h. after at least 175,000 miles.

Oh. Back to topic. It was -9 when I got up and about -3 or -4 right now at 14:46 hours EST, and if we're really lucky the road crews will finally manage to unclog major roads hereabouts, at least some time this month. Schools are closed including the University of Michigan (a first since the 1980s). If you aren't on skates, you belong at home.

Grumble. Mutter. Al Gore. Curse. Swear.

At 70 m.p.h. in my Dodge Ram 250 I am getting about 23 M.P.G. with 600lbs. in the back end.

We are having a heat wave,  44º out side now.    :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 28, 2014, 06:55:09 PM
LOL girl you need to train Lira to clean the sidewalk.  I have gone through 50 lbs. of bird seed this month.  I think we are the only ones home for 40 miles around this month.  There all in Arizona or Hawaii for a month or so.
Yea right...diva princess can't get out of her bed these days til after 9 lol.  I have never seen anything like it at all. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 30, 2014, 08:42:11 PM
Under the gun again we are.  Is OK..I went to store and got us all reafy.  Think I'll go for some more water though.  Friday night into Saturday evening they say 8 yo 10 inches of the fluffy white stuff. Mostly in the wee hours Saturday morning it will begin and go all day.  Should be fun watching it dump at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour..  the best part is no polar vortex!!!! Yaay... :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 30, 2014, 09:01:37 PM
Almost 9 P.M. and 40º there calling for snow tonight around 3 A.M. until 9 P.M.  it will drop down to 26º.   I am thinking just a dusting again.  As it is only 30% chance of precip.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 31, 2014, 05:36:10 AM
Under the gun again we are.  Is OK..I went to store and got us all reafy.  Think I'll go for some more water though.  Friday night into Saturday evening they say 8 yo 10 inches of the fluffy white stuff. Mostly in the wee hours Saturday morning it will begin and go all day.  Should be fun watching it dump at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour..  the best part is no polar vortex!!!! Yaay... :blink:
reafy?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on January 31, 2014, 06:47:49 PM
reafy?

Got your back Elfie.  Explained to Solar it was a typo...  ready        Good luck the next couple of days.

Toy
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 03, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
So today we got 1/2" of snow.  The sun was shining on us from the Oregon side of the river and it was snowing on the Washington side all at the same time.   :lol:   Then the snow was gone in 4 hrs.  #&^%@! GW.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 03, 2014, 07:25:08 PM
Solar, we will be getting down to 19º day time and as low a 6º night time.  There calling for snow next Sat. the 8th.    :thumbsup:  It's about time.   :lol:     :cursing: There also call for sun. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 03, 2014, 07:38:28 PM
Solar, we will be getting down to 19º day time and as low a 6º night time.  There calling for snow next Sat. the 8th.    :thumbsup:  It's about time.   :lol:     :cursing: There also call for sun.
Yep, been watching the satellite closely.
I said it would be a snowy winter, with little in the way of water content because of the increased cold air can't really support it, and people called me nuts.
But all the indicators were there, from trees coning out all at the same time to squirrels starting early collection and bugs, an over abundance of bugs..
That, and the fact that Ca cycles like this between 7 and 10 years regularly.

Yep, drought and a lot more snow on the way. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 03, 2014, 08:12:08 PM
Yep, been watching the satellite closely.
I said it would be a snowy winter, with little in the way of water content because of the increased cold air can't really support it, and people called me nuts.
But all the indicators were there, from trees coning out all at the same time to squirrels starting early collection and bugs, an over abundance of bugs..
That, and the fact that Ca cycles like this between 7 and 10 years regularly.

Yep, drought and a lot more snow on the way. :blink:


I will ask ST to Lighten Up on you.     :ttoung:  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2014, 01:08:11 PM
Getting a light dusting of very very fine snow. Wind Chill is - 7
Looks like it could keep snowing off and on until about 5 A.M. Friday.  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on February 06, 2014, 01:30:45 PM
reafy?
yea reafy,,,, frozen fingers even a 2 finger type wont fix, :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on February 06, 2014, 01:32:04 PM
Got your back Elfie.  Explained to Solar it was a typo...  ready        Good luck the next couple of days.

Toy

I did,,, goodness I spect he doesnt get frozen Elf speak,lol.
Thanks for letting me know,,, :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on February 06, 2014, 01:33:55 PM
 3 big whole degrees  feels like -12,,,,
REAFY!!!!!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2014, 02:07:33 PM
3 big whole degrees  feels like -12,,,,
REAFY!!!!!!

Good to know your ok with all that snow MeLady.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on February 06, 2014, 02:43:50 PM
Good to know your ok with all that snow MeLady.
yea,,, we are ok with it,,, although I am about ready to bust out a spray bottle of green colored water and spray the front yard just to bust up the bright white...maybe even many bottles of different colored water... More is coming friday into Saturday,lol. Question on everyones mind,,,where are we going to put it??? lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2014, 04:32:25 PM
yea,,, we are ok with it,,, although I am about ready to bust out a spray bottle of green colored water and spray the front yard just to bust up the bright white...maybe even many bottles of different colored water... More is coming friday into Saturday,lol. Question on everyones mind,,,where are we going to put it??? lol

I would just push it over the edge of the ridge.   LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2014, 02:43:58 PM
So we got 4" of snow yesterday in all.  The new snow thrower worked great!  Calling for more snow over the next two days also.  I learned fast that you don't turn the discharge tub into the wind if your down wind.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2014, 04:02:47 PM
So we got 4" of snow yesterday in all.  The new snow thrower worked great!  Calling for more snow over the next two days also.  I learned fast that you don't turn the discharge tub into the wind if your down wind.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Glad it's you that's getting it, we're at 2" of rain, and looking at another 5" before it's over, if that translated into snow, we'd have more than 8' on the ground.
Then I'd call you up to bring your snow thrower over. :laugh:

Oh, and the libs are claiming we're in a drought. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 07, 2014, 08:30:15 PM
We've had about 14" of snow since this began. Roads are still treacherous, the schools are running out of authorized "snow days" and are threatening longer school years in which to misinform our youth, and the goons at City Hall are threatening people if they can't clear their sidewalks.

Working with a professional-grade ice-chopper, it took six full hours over three days to clear an inch of ice from about 25 feet of walk, after a snow-rain-snow combination.

I'm sitting at home with a space heater about 3 feet behind me, insulated long johns on and two layers of shirts, and it is zero degrees outside with a -10 wind chill cutting through storm windows and interior windows.

I want just one, count it, one chance to catch Al Gore alone in an elevator somewhere.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 08, 2014, 05:17:00 AM
We've had about 14" of snow since this began. Roads are still treacherous, the schools are running out of authorized "snow days" and are threatening longer school years in which to misinform our youth, and the goons at City Hall are threatening people if they can't clear their sidewalks.

Working with a professional-grade ice-chopper, it took six full hours over three days to clear an inch of ice from about 25 feet of walk, after a snow-rain-snow combination.

I'm sitting at home with a space heater about 3 feet behind me, insulated long johns on and two layers of shirts, and it is zero degrees outside with a -10 wind chill cutting through storm windows and interior windows.

I want just one, count it, one chance to catch Al Gore alone in an elevator somewhere.
Now that downright sucks. Snow or rain is fine, but there is nothing worse than rain on snow, followed by a freeze.
I've had that here a few times in the last 30 years, so bad once, I couldn't leave the house for 12 days because the road up the mountain was ice and there wasn't anything that could traverse it.

Stay warm and hope the power stays on.

So far we've had 3" of rain since Thursday, nice steady rain, a rain that will disappoint a lot of libs and TV weather people that we're counting on something to hype.
TV weather would love love to hype and sensationalize, playing right into Gov Moonbeam hands, and his little Marxists would have a club with which to beat us into accepting the South stealing more water from us in the North.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 08, 2014, 07:56:47 AM
Ever tried ice-chains on your vehicle tires? I've seen some with long studs that bite into ice pretty well, if the hill you're trying to climb is not terribly steep. (Can't give any supply sources since I haven't seen them in a few years, but it's a thought.)

Right now it's up to a sizzling 8 degrees, "feeling like -2," according to the local weather site. Break out the beachwear and start the conga-line, it's Winterfest!!!!  :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 08, 2014, 08:11:31 AM
Ever tried ice-chains on your vehicle tires? I've seen some with long studs that bite into ice pretty well, if the hill you're trying to climb is not terribly steep. (Can't give any supply sources since I haven't seen them in a few years, but it's a thought.)

Right now it's up to a sizzling 8 degrees, "feeling like -2," according to the local weather site. Break out the beachwear and start the conga-line, it's Winterfest!!!!  :blink:

From the looks of it you and Elife have one more big chill coming your way yet. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 08, 2014, 08:18:35 AM
Ever tried ice-chains on your vehicle tires? I've seen some with long studs that bite into ice pretty well, if the hill you're trying to climb is not terribly steep. (Can't give any supply sources since I haven't seen them in a few years, but it's a thought.)

Right now it's up to a sizzling 8 degrees, "feeling like -2," according to the local weather site. Break out the beachwear and start the conga-line, it's Winterfest!!!!  :blink:
Yeah, I have a set, but haven't had to use them since I got the tractor and dozer.
One thing I really hate doing is putting on chains. Up here in the mountains, you have them on for a couple of miles, then take them off for 3, only to put them back on for another 2 or 3, then repeat the process on the return trip.

A short drive into town can take an entire day, which is one of the reasons we have stocked years worth of food.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 08, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Well cleaned 3" more off the sidewalks.  Today I took the snow thrower up on the back deck, as I had wind drifts of snow over 1' high in most areas.  There calling for even more snow today and Sunday.  Monday we will see 36º so not much time for playing in the snow.   :woot:  Can that 4 wheel quad go in the snow. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 08, 2014, 04:09:32 PM
Well cleaned 3" more off the sidewalks.  Today I took the snow thrower up on the back deck, as I had wind drifts of snow over 1' high in most areas.  There calling for even more snow today and Sunday.  Monday we will see 36º so not much time for playing in the snow.   :woot:  Can that 4 wheel quad go in the snow.

There's more snow falling, since before noon, and by 16:00 EST it was nearly white-out conditions going through north Ohio, out of Toledo. Ohio plows had been 150% on the job but when we hit the Michigan line it turned to terrifying conditions until we got to a state highway. Then it returned to near-whiteout conditions but the wind was keeping roads themselves clear.

The web page for our local excuse for a newspaper said that our own county road commission has already blown through half its snow plowing/salting budget, and Detroit web sites say the Detroit salt mine people are outright bustin'-it in 12-hour shifts (with extra help) trying to keep up with municipal demands.

We've had worse. In 1978 the drifts were 15 feet high and I literally, honest to God, drove my VW Beetle right over a car buried just off the road while making a turn.

Good times in the Water-Winter Wonderland....  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 09, 2014, 10:17:48 AM
Since this started on Thursday, we've had 10" of rain, 5" just last night.
So much for the drought. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 09, 2014, 10:38:18 AM
Since this started on Thursday, we've had 10" of rain, 5" just last night.
So much for the drought. :biggrin:

But, but the LSM is saying it will not help the drought at all. :rolleyes:

We have 3" more of snow that I get to clean up.  LOL  They should come up and truck some of our snow down into the valleys in California.  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 09, 2014, 02:11:14 PM
But, but the LSM is saying it will not help the drought at all. :rolleyes:

We have 3" more of snow that I get to clean up.  LOL  They should come up and truck some of our snow down into the valleys in California.  :woot:
We got 8' or more of snow on the crest, but I'm about to dump my rain gauge for the third time, making it 15" so far.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 09, 2014, 03:02:07 PM
We got 8' or more of snow on the crest, but I'm about to dump my rain gauge for the third time, making it 15" so far.

You people should learn to share that rain fall  :rolleyes:  or the people in the valley will start taxing all that rain fall.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 09, 2014, 06:25:10 PM
You people should learn to share that rain fall  :rolleyes:  or the people in the valley will start taxing all that rain fall.   :ohmy:
They're already whining about all the water coming out of the mountains. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 09, 2014, 06:51:10 PM
They're already whining about all the water coming out of the mountains. :lol:

Now you know there just NO way you can keep the lib's happy.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 26, 2014, 07:56:30 AM
So I see there talking 2 to 3" of rain coming for Cal.  Also calling for 1 to 2 more feet of snow for the Sierra.  With two low fronts coming in.  There calling for snow for us on Sat and Sunday at 30% chance so we may get a dusting if that. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 26, 2014, 08:14:08 AM
So I see there talking 2 to 3" of rain coming for Cal.  Also calling for 1 to 2 more feet of snow for the Sierra.  With two low fronts coming in.  There calling for snow for us on Sat and Sunday at 30% chance so we may get a dusting if that.
Yes, and welcomed, ST mowed the lawn Sunday because we've been in the 70s all week, literally Spring weather.
Of course that brings out the wasps and hornets, so I'm hoping for a good amount of snow, but it looks like we might only get rain.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 26, 2014, 08:33:05 AM
Yes, and welcomed, ST mowed the lawn Sunday because we've been in the 70s all week, literally Spring weather.
Of course that brings out the wasps and hornets, so I'm hoping for a good amount of snow, but it looks like we might only get rain.

That reminds me I only have 2 cans of wasps and hornet spray so I need to pick up about 3 more cans.   They will be bring in the honey bees hives for pollination in a month or two, but the honey bees are no problem.   There not aggressive like wasps and hornets.  Wasps or hornets are always trying to build a nest under the eaves of the house.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 26, 2014, 10:09:21 AM
That reminds me I only have 2 cans of wasps and hornet spray so I need to pick up about 3 more cans.   They will be bring in the honey bees hives for pollination in a month or two, but the honey bees are no problem.   There not aggressive like wasps and hornets.  Wasps or hornets are always trying to build a nest under the eaves of the house.
Yep, we literally bought a case on sale last year, and went through half of it.
I hope last year was only an anomaly, I'd hate to see a repeat. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 27, 2014, 12:58:32 PM
LOL don't know about your area.  My area tells me it is going to snow one day and the next day it calls for rain.  LOL  Then the following day it calls for snow again, then rain again.  They tell me they can predict GW.   :glare:  They just keep flipping that two headed coin and say see GW.    :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 27, 2014, 07:37:11 PM
LOL don't know about your area.  My area tells me it is going to snow one day and the next day it calls for rain.  LOL  Then the following day it calls for snow again, then rain again.  They tell me they can predict GW.   :glare:  They just keep flipping that two headed coin and say see GW.    :lol:
I hear rain on the roof, so I will predict, that if I walk outside, It'll be raining, and I'll get soaked.
Hell, I'm more accurate than the weather service. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 27, 2014, 07:52:20 PM
I hear rain on the roof, so I will predict, that if I walk outside, It'll be raining, and I'll get soaked.
Hell, I'm more accurate than the weather service. :laugh:

Wait until you're my age and you can feel it in your bones.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 27, 2014, 08:21:06 PM
Wait until you're my age and you can feel it in your bones.
Have been for more than 30 years.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 03, 2014, 12:01:07 PM
LOL don't know about your area.  Yesterday was 26º with a dusting of snow.   Today will be 54º so they say with a low of 40º nighttime.  Looks like Spring is on the way for us.  Day time temp will go up each day for the most part for us for the next 10 days.   Looks like yard work coming.   :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 03, 2014, 12:23:39 PM
LOL don't know about your area.  Yesterday was 26º with a dusting of snow.   Today will be 54º so they say with a low of 40º nighttime.  Looks like Spring is on the way for us.  Day time temp will go up each day for the most part for us for the next 10 days.   Looks like yard work coming.   :woot:
ST just mowed the lawn a few days ago and it's already outgrown that and needs serious whacking, but with rain on it's way for the next week,. that won't happen.
We're getting tropical equatorial weather at the moment, so hot and muggy, I couldn't sleep. Right now, I'm sitting in front of an open window, with nothing on, it''s that warm out...

Drought, my ass!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 03, 2014, 12:30:06 PM
ST just mowed the lawn a few days ago and it's already outgrown that and needs serious whacking, but with rain on it's way for the next week,. that won't happen.
We're getting tropical equatorial weather at the moment, so hot and muggy, I couldn't sleep. Right now, I'm sitting in front of an open window, with nothing on, it''s that warm out...

Drought, my ass!

Thank God for the Blue Mountains.     :tounge:  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on March 05, 2014, 08:57:18 AM
ST just mowed the lawn a few days ago and it's already outgrown that and needs serious whacking, but with rain on it's way for the next week,. that won't happen.
We're getting tropical equatorial weather at the moment, so hot and muggy, I couldn't sleep. Right now, I'm sitting in front of an open window, with nothing on, it''s that warm out...

Drought, my ass!

When I first started on this forum I liked to read the different posts from folks in other states.  At the time I wasn't concerned about weather patterns that much.  I just thought that everything would pretty much be predictable-the way it's always been around here.  Lately, I can't describe what we  are going through.


We'll be in the seventies by Sat. but that's after the snow and freezing rain expected for Friday.  This up and down stuff has been described as many things, most notably the polar vortex.   I've got my own name for it, BI-POLAR
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 05, 2014, 09:36:30 AM
Yep, here in Ohio, we're getting that crazy weather too -- ups and downs -- except we have to make do without the ups.

January ended up 6.5 degrees below normal. (That's a LOT over a month's time, kids.)

February came in 7 degrees below normal.

So far, March is 13 degrees below normal.

As I type this, my kitchen pipes just thawed out because we've hit a blistering 25 degrees this afternoon.

I am actively looking for available real estate in Texas.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 12, 2014, 07:26:36 AM
Yep, here in Ohio, we're getting that crazy weather too -- ups and downs -- except we have to make do without the ups.

January ended up 6.5 degrees below normal. (That's a LOT over a month's time, kids.)

February came in 7 degrees below normal.

So far, March is 13 degrees below normal.

As I type this, my kitchen pipes just thawed out because we've hit a blistering 25 degrees this afternoon.

I am actively looking for available real estate in Texas.
This is some of the weirdest weather in a long time.
We've been in the 70s since last month with some rain breaks, but this weekend we'll be in the 80s.
We should be in the upper 50s for normal, instead, we're in early summer weather.
If we don't get back to winter soon, summer is going to be a real bitch.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 12, 2014, 11:08:31 AM
This is some of the weirdest weather in a long time.
We've been in the 70s since last month with some rain breaks, but this weekend we'll be in the 80s.
We should be in the upper 50s for normal, instead, we're in early summer weather.
If we don't get back to winter soon, summer is going to be a real bitch.

Here's a graphic that tells a story! I'm not sure why, but the article (http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/us-having-its-coldest-six-month-period-since-1912/) I took it from claims that it shows the coldest Oct.-March period since 1912. If I read it correctly, it's saying this is the coldest since 1899. Either way...

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/October-MarchTemps_zps8041ebb8.gif) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/October-MarchTemps_zps8041ebb8.gif.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 12, 2014, 12:39:13 PM
Here's a graphic that tells a story! I'm not sure why, but the article (http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/us-having-its-coldest-six-month-period-since-1912/) I took it from claims that it shows the coldest Oct.-March period since 1912. If I read it correctly, it's saying this is the coldest since 1899. Either way...

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/October-MarchTemps_zps8041ebb8.gif) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/October-MarchTemps_zps8041ebb8.gif.html)

I believe it to be correct for the majority of the nation, it's the West Coast that's a bit of an anomaly this year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 12, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
I believe it to be correct for the majority of the nation, it's the West Coast that's a bit of an anomaly this year.

Here's another graphic from the same article I linked before. This one shows how most of CA and other areas were indeed warmer than normal, but most of the nation was cold.

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/2013-2014Temps_zps9b70f8bd.png) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/2013-2014Temps_zps9b70f8bd.png.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 15, 2014, 05:05:58 AM
God I wish I could can this weather. Yesterday was 78 with 16% humidity, nice breeze.
Warmer today though, because I'm sitting here with the window open at 5:00 am.

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 15, 2014, 08:43:39 PM
God I wish I could can this weather. Yesterday was 78 with 16% humidity, nice breeze.
Warmer today though, because I'm sitting here with the window open at 5:00 am.

Poor baby. Monster heat wave here today -- it hit 51. For a moment I actually thought about removing my jacket! But that's all right, it won't last. Tomorrow's forecast: 30.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 16, 2014, 06:53:46 AM
Poor baby. Monster heat wave here today -- it hit 51. For a moment I actually thought about removing my jacket! But that's all right, it won't last. Tomorrow's forecast: 30.
Hey, don't blame, you're the guys that let a groundhog predict your weather. :lol:

But I'll just stay out here and suffer through this beautiful weather.
But it won't last, I'd bet money we still have more snow coming.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 16, 2014, 10:47:16 AM
Hey, don't blame, you're the guys that let a groundhog predict your weather. :lol:

But I'll just stay out here and suffer through this beautiful weather.
But it won't last, I'd bet money we still have more snow coming.

You know what they say... The only good groundhog is one that no longer minds being carried by the tail......

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/GoodGroundhog_zpsb6b19bd5.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/GoodGroundhog_zpsb6b19bd5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 19, 2014, 07:41:07 AM
So March 20 will be the first day of Spring.   :woot:
I fertilized my lawn this last Sunday and turned on the water for the yard.   I should be cutting grass in about a week.   :lol:

more about the First Day of Spring @
http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox (http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on March 28, 2014, 09:30:01 AM
(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/ThunderPunch_zpsbcea0b3e.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/ThunderPunch_zpsbcea0b3e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 28, 2014, 03:55:15 PM
(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/ThunderPunch_zpsbcea0b3e.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/ThunderPunch_zpsbcea0b3e.jpg.html)

The good wife just told me yesterday she will need to turn on the AC.   It is 65º outside, 70 to 75º in the sun.

I will need to move her temperature gauge into the shade for about two months.    :lol:    :cursing:  Hot flashes!!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 30, 2014, 03:21:41 PM
 :woot:
Cut my grass for the first time this year.  My neighbor stopped and ask if b o was coming to play golf.  I told him paybacks are hell... :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 30, 2014, 06:44:40 PM
:woot:
Cut my grass for the first time this year.  My neighbor stopped and ask if b o was coming to play golf.  I told him paybacks are hell... :lol:
We've been cutting it every week for the last 6 weeks. :glare:  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 01, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
If folk lore holds true, we are seeing our final cold storm of the year.
We had snow on the blooming dogwoods, and has happened for the two plus decades I've lived up here, it's held true, from here on out, temps will be in the upper 70s with sun and allergies.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 01, 2014, 02:37:36 PM
If folk lore holds true, we are seeing our final cold storm of the year.
We had snow on the blooming dogwoods, and has happened for the two plus decades I've lived up here, it's held true, from here on out, temps will be in the upper 70s with sun and allergies.

We are calling for 70s starting Monday through Friday of next week.   We are running 60/65 this week. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 02, 2014, 08:58:43 AM
0945 and it's 46º outside.  On my deck it's 98º with the sun hitting it and also bouncing off the river in two places.   It's a hard life but someone has to put up with it.   You can almost hear the leaves growing on the trees.   :lol:  Everything is starting to bud out. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on April 02, 2014, 10:00:25 AM
0945 and it's 46º outside.  On my deck it's 98º with the sun hitting it and also bouncing off the river in two places.   It's a hard life but someone has to put up with it.   You can almost hear the leaves growing on the trees.   :lol:  Everything is starting to bud out.
There are still a few clumps of snow left hereabouts now that the 5- and 6-foot-high piles have melted where the snowplows collected it. Temps have been in the 30s and 40s mostly and overcast with just a few sporadic glimpses of the Sun that causes Al Gore to get chilly. There are hints we'll see springtime, calendar notwithstanding. I'll believe it when it's August and I'm sitting in a 90-degree house, and that's WITH the air-conditioning.

Michigan. You don't like the weather? Wait ten minutes.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 19, 2014, 01:16:24 PM
Solar did you see this...

Monster El Nino May Be Brewing, Experts Say.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/monster-el-nino-may-be-brewing-experts-say-n83526 (http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/monster-el-nino-may-be-brewing-experts-say-n83526)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 19, 2014, 09:57:46 PM
Solar did you see this...

Monster El Nino May Be Brewing, Experts Say.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/monster-el-nino-may-be-brewing-experts-say-n83526 (http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/monster-el-nino-may-be-brewing-experts-say-n83526)
Yes, it's been brewing for several months, and it will most likely come to fruition, followed by an even longer drought, then hit with another ElNino a few years later.
Ca normally cycles on a 10 to 15 year pattern.
Looking forward to it, if it happens, it washes all kinds of gold into the creeks. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 21, 2014, 09:21:27 PM
We have some rain coming off and on over this week and into the weekend.   Look like you may be getting some snow coming up before the end of the week. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 22, 2014, 05:53:16 AM
We have some rain coming off and on over this week and into the weekend.   Look like you may be getting some snow coming up before the end of the week.
Woke up to rain at 4:00 am, been raining since, had to build a fire, first in nearly a month with the days in the upper 70s.
Though I highly doubt I'll see snow, as they are calling for a 9000' snow level.
But the rain is welcome, makes it easier to use the dozer when the ground is moist.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 22, 2014, 06:08:11 AM
Woke up to rain at 4:00 am, been raining since, had to build a fire, first in nearly a month with the days in the upper 70s.
Though I highly doubt I'll see snow, as they are calling for a 9000' snow level.
But the rain is welcome, makes it easier to use the dozer when the ground is moist.

We will be getting snow at the 3 to 4000' level.  In Washington if you going some place you have to go over a pass.  LOL   Don't forget Dozer Parking 101. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 04, 2014, 10:01:27 AM
Wow!! 140º on my back deck @ 07:00, the sun is hitting the river just right.   My BBQ tem. is 145º with no fire.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 08, 2014, 08:43:50 AM
Summer is not official hear yet.  But I am calling it Summer.   :lol:


http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/97818)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 08, 2014, 12:55:04 PM
Summer is not official hear yet.  But I am calling it Summer.   :lol:


http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/97818)
I'll be watering the lawn tomorrow for the first time this year. :glare:

Looks like you're running a few degrees warmer than I, but you're much cooler than the Sacto valley.
Let em suffer. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on June 08, 2014, 01:09:22 PM
I'll be watering the lawn tomorrow for the first time this year. :glare:

Looks like you're running a few degrees warmer than I, but you're much cooler than the Sacto valley.
Let em suffer. :biggrin:

Heh. I'd be watering too if it weren't for the 1"+ rainfall today, the third in the last two weeks. I've already given up on my vegetable garden for the year, due to the incredibly late spring thaw and the once-a-week-or-more heavy rains. I was within perhaps a turning or two of having the soil dried out, but BOOM. An inch and a half of rain.

To add insult to injury, perhaps, I seeded the garden with grass a week ago and a system came through and dumped something over an inch of rain and washed away lots of the seed and drowned the rest. I bought more seed yesterday with the intention of reseeding, but I'm glad I didn't get that far in my chores.

Maybe I should just sit back and let things dry out and THEN plant food. God willing, I might get an ear of Silver Queen by the middle of September, when the leaves start falling. If the raccoons don't get it first...

This year, statistically speaking, we're having plenty of rain. Trouble is, it comes in whopping gobs, never just a nice shower. The creek behind my house has been at or near flood stage since the first thaw in late March.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 08, 2014, 01:29:57 PM
Heh. I'd be watering too if it weren't for the 1"+ rainfall today, the third in the last two weeks. I've already given up on my vegetable garden for the year, due to the incredibly late spring thaw and the once-a-week-or-more heavy rains. I was within perhaps a turning or two of having the soil dried out, but BOOM. An inch and a half of rain.

To add insult to injury, perhaps, I seeded the garden with grass a week ago and a system came through and dumped something over an inch of rain and washed away lots of the seed and drowned the rest. I bought more seed yesterday with the intention of reseeding, but I'm glad I didn't get that far in my chores.

Maybe I should just sit back and let things dry out and THEN plant food. God willing, I might get an ear of Silver Queen by the middle of September, when the leaves start falling. If the raccoons don't get it first...

This year, statistically speaking, we're having plenty of rain. Trouble is, it comes in whopping gobs, never just a nice shower. The creek behind my house has been at or near flood stage since the first thaw in late March.
Man, I am so glad we're not getting that kind of rain here. If we did, the next day usually winds up sunny and hot, upper 80s to 90s, with humidity in the 90 percentile range, makes for a miserable nights sleep.

Oh yeah, according to the Marxists, we're in a drought, however, the truth is, we have a storage problem, all thanks to the Dims, in not letting us build more dams for storage.
Hell, Ca is a damn desert for crying out loud, we should be storing all the water we can.

Did I mention just how much I hate liberals? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 08, 2014, 01:34:06 PM
I'll be watering the lawn tomorrow for the first time this year. :glare:

Looks like you're running a few degrees warmer than I, but you're much cooler than the Sacto valley.
Let em suffer. :biggrin:

I been watering for over a month and cutting the grass every 3 to 4 days.  I was watering 20 min. ever day.  I have now moved the front yard up at the 1st of the month to 30 min and the back and side yard up to 45 min a day.  The back and side yard gets the sun from sun up almost all day long until about 6 P.M.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 08, 2014, 02:25:07 PM
I been watering for over a month and cutting the grass every 3 to 4 days.  I was watering 20 min. ever day.  I have now moved the front yard up at the 1st of the month to 30 min and the back and side yard up to 45 min a day.  The back and side yard gets the sun from sun up almost all day long until about 6 P.M.
I haven't had to, we've gotten more than enough rain this year to avoid having to water.
It's a drought year ya know... :rolleyes:
According to the leftists, that is.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on June 08, 2014, 02:59:36 PM
I been watering for over a month and cutting the grass every 3 to 4 days.  I was watering 20 min. ever day.  I have now moved the front yard up at the 1st of the month to 30 min and the back and side yard up to 45 min a day.  The back and side yard gets the sun from sun up almost all day long until about 6 P.M.

Stop watering so much and cut your mowing to once a week or so. Why water and mow, water and mow, water and mow?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 08, 2014, 04:26:39 PM
Stop watering so much and cut your mowing to once a week or so. Why water and mow, water and mow, water and mow?

I enjoy a very green grass, my lawn is very plush like a golf course.  I have a John Deere riding lawn mower with a 48" cut.  I can do the lawn in about 1.5 hrs.  I only have one tree that is in the grass area that I have to work around.  When your up 17 to 19 hrs. a day at my age you need something to do.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 16, 2014, 08:57:01 PM
Twin tornadoes touch down in Nebraska 6/16/2014


Twin tornadoes touch down in Nebraska 6/16/2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VxsEcwKm3c#ws)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Mountainshield on June 26, 2014, 04:06:34 AM
Twin tornadoes touch down in Nebraska 6/16/2014


Twin tornadoes touch down in Nebraska 6/16/2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VxsEcwKm3c#ws)

I was going to post a whine picture of my norwegian summer, but watching that tornado video I don't really have the right to complain  :tounge:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 26, 2014, 04:13:25 AM
I was going to post a whine picture of my norwegian summer, but watching that tornado video I don't really have the right to complain  :tounge:

It's always nice to see what is going on in other parts of our little world.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Mountainshield on June 26, 2014, 04:55:46 AM
It's always nice to see what is going on in other parts of our little world.

I call this photograph
Beautiful Norwegian Summer

It has been like this for 2 weeks  :cry: just happy I'm going to Spain in 1 week so I might catch some sun before the summer is over  :tounge:

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/177/c/3/norwegian_summer_by_gunman006-d7o0qy8.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 26, 2014, 05:25:43 AM
I call this photograph
Beautiful Norwegian Summer

It has been like this for 2 weeks  :cry: just happy I'm going to Spain in 1 week so I might catch some sun before the summer is over  :tounge:

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/177/c/3/norwegian_summer_by_gunman006-d7o0qy8.jpg)

Looks like the coast side of Washington state I lived in for over 60 years.   :lol:  I move to the East side of the state and this is what we get.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 26, 2014, 05:36:52 AM
I call this photograph
Beautiful Norwegian Summer

It has been like this for 2 weeks  :cry: just happy I'm going to Spain in 1 week so I might catch some sun before the summer is over  :tounge:

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/177/c/3/norwegian_summer_by_gunman006-d7o0qy8.jpg)
Looks like the Bay area here in Ca.
Mark Twain said, the coldest summer he ever experienced was in the bay area, as well as the hottest summer.
I know hat you mean though, back in 1980 the Sacramento valley in Ca had one of those late summers, it was late June before the cloud cover broke.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Mountainshield on June 26, 2014, 06:29:21 AM
Looks like the coast side of Washington state I lived in for over 60 years.   :lol:  I move to the East side of the state and this is what we get.
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)

Just wait, in one week I will get my revenge  :cool:

Looks like the Bay area here in Ca.
Mark Twain said, the coldest summer he ever experienced was in the bay area, as well as the hottest summer.
I know hat you mean though, back in 1980 the Sacramento valley in Ca had one of those late summers, it was late June before the cloud cover broke.

30 years ago?  :laugh: It's the standard here  :angry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on June 26, 2014, 06:51:49 AM
Looks like the Michigan mitten's wristline to me. Thus far it's been overcast far more days than sunny.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: CG6468 on June 26, 2014, 08:43:13 AM
We've had hard rains here for 8 of the last 10 days. <Glub-glub> None today, but beginning tomorrow it's supposed to rain hard again, and the temperature's going begin its climb to over 90F by Sunday. It's 58F here now.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 26, 2014, 10:06:37 AM
Same here, lots of rain.  Grass and weeds going nutz!  Garden has started in and getting the first picking of squash and peppers of every kind.  So far, I've pressure-canned 10 pints of squash.  Tomatoes and green beans are there, just not quite ready. The okra has got a way to go but be ready to cut by next weekend.  I'll be as busy as a cat in a litter box by then too.   :ohmy:   Sis just called and said blueberries will be in next week.  There's a place between her house and mine where you can go and pick your own and pay.  Strawberries have been out for awhile but I by-passed them this year.  Peaches are already out as the shed just above my place is already advertising them.  Corn is just too much trouble and you can get it reasonably during the year so I won't be putting any of it back this year. 
Title: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on June 30, 2014, 05:03:26 PM
* Thunderstorms are currently shifting eastward from eastern Iowa late this afternoon. This line of storms is expected to arrive this evening and will be capable of producing torrential rainfall with 2 to 3 inches of rain possible by early Tuesday morning. This amount of rain combined with heavy rains that fell this morning...may lead to flash flooding.

* Flash flooding may cause roads to be closed and impassible and cause rises on area rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/lowfreeboard/Coast%20Guard/40boat.jpg)
atchRead More
ILC031-043-053-063-075-091-093-105-197-INC007-073-089-111-127-
010200-


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 375 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT /10 PM
EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD IROQUOIS

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

COOK DUPAGE GRUNDY
KANKAKEE KENDALL WILL

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON

JASPER LAKE IN
 
NEWTON

PORTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CHICAGO...FOWLER...GARY...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...MOROCCO...MORRIS...OSWEGO...PIPER CITY...PONTIAC...
RENSSELAER...VALPARAISO...WATSEKA AND WHEATON.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/lowfreeboard/Coast%20Guard/JeffLindstrom40.jpg)
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on June 30, 2014, 05:30:53 PM
And it just started to blow and pour.....7:29PM. And a lightning bolt just hit a tree out there.

Geeeeez.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: walkstall on June 30, 2014, 06:24:05 PM
And it just started to blow and pour.....7:29PM. And a lightning bolt just hit a tree out there.

Geeeeez.

It so nice living in Washington state where we have to put up with a little rain on the East side now and then.  Along with a volcano and earthquakes off and on.   If it wasn't for liberals it would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on July 01, 2014, 04:16:13 AM
With no power all night. I have our generator going. 3" of rain.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: Solar on July 01, 2014, 04:49:19 AM
With no power all night. I have our generator going. 3" of rain.
That has got to be miserable this time of year. Stay dry and safe my friend.
We're in a heat wave here in the West, but should break next week. Just normal weather.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: walkstall on July 01, 2014, 04:55:41 AM
That has got to be miserable this time of year. Stay dry and safe my friend.
We're in a heat wave here in the West, but should break next week. Just normal weather.

Today they say it will only be 98°F.  Will be going into town, the wife has a Doc. App.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: Solar on July 01, 2014, 05:35:45 AM
Today they say it will only be 98°F.  Will be going into town, the wife has a Doc. App.
We're about the same, but the valley is in the triple digit range. Just about normal for this time of year.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: walkstall on July 01, 2014, 06:07:15 AM
We're about the same, but the valley is in the triple digit range. Just about normal for this time of year.

There cutting the second growth of alfalfa for this year in our area.  Looks like most will be getting four cutting for the year.  Corn is already shoulder high.  Those who putting corn in as a second crop put it in last week.  Walla Walla sweet onion will be going on the market starting this week.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on July 02, 2014, 10:06:59 AM
Just got back online. Our power was out for 30.5 hours, and so was out Comcast connection.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2014, 11:12:32 AM
Just got back online. Our power was out for 30.5 hours, and so was out Comcast connection.
Withdrawals? :biggrin:

I know I get them..
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: JTA on July 03, 2014, 02:45:27 PM
Just got back online. Our power was out for 30.5 hours, and so was out Comcast connection.

I'm in south jersey right now. Looks like its heading my way!
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on July 04, 2014, 08:23:04 AM
It's splendorific today! Sunny, cool, clear, great day for the get together at our close friends' home!

There are still 100s of people without power around us.
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on July 04, 2014, 09:49:59 AM
I'm in south jersey right now. Looks like its heading my way!

Of course I meant OUR instead of OUT. Sorry.....   :sad:

Are you getting the hurricane or the weather system that passed our way?  :ohmy: In any case, I hope you have the best of luck!
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: JTA on July 04, 2014, 02:16:03 PM
Of course I meant OUR instead of OUT. Sorry.....   :sad:

Are you getting the hurricane or the weather system that passed our way?  :ohmy: In any case, I hope you have the best of luck!
We got a little bit of rain but nothing much. Light winds but no power outages. It cleared up just in time for the fourth so that's good. Weekend is looking good, time for some fishing.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Mountainshield on July 05, 2014, 06:26:01 AM
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/186/f/9/20140705_121522_by_gunman006-d7pav0h.jpg)

Finally some sun here in Trøndelag, it's 27° with weak wind south-west. Good day to be alive, those seagulls with their noise and **** kinda ruined the moment though  :tounge:


Adjusted photo size.
walks
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: CG6468 on July 05, 2014, 07:21:17 AM
We got a little bit of rain but nothing much. Light winds but no power outages. It cleared up just in time for the fourth so that's good. Weekend is looking good, time for some fishing.

"WHEW!", eh?   :smile:
Title: Re: Here we go again - Weather
Post by: JTA on July 07, 2014, 01:22:43 PM
"WHEW!", eh?   :smile:

Absolutely! Looks like the rain we did get thouh scared all the catfish away. Just a few small perch and a tiny catfish. Damn!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 08, 2014, 02:53:17 PM
Today we now have climate change for the next 10 days.

 :thumbsup:                                                                       :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818 (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 12, 2014, 08:15:46 AM
Well it was 101º for us on Friday and 115º in the sun.  My sidewalk at 4:30 PM was 124º.  Look at 105 to 107º for the next 4 days.   The water skier and tubes are loving it down on the river.  There is very little wind, so the river is smooth as glass down below. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: CG6468 on July 12, 2014, 08:21:52 AM
We got over 2.5" of rain this morning in about 2 hours. It's still raining, and our creek is almost over it's banks out back. Another 1-2" expected this PM.

Then tonight and tomorrow it starts all over again.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/lowfreeboard/Coast%20Guard/Neverfearuscg-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 12, 2014, 09:48:27 AM
We got over 2.5" of rain this morning in about 2 hours. It's still raining, and our creek is almost over it's banks out back. Another 1-2" expected this PM.

Then tonight and tomorrow it starts all over again.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/lowfreeboard/Coast%20Guard/Neverfearuscg-1.jpg)
Uggghhh... I'll take the heat over summer rain and humidity any day.
Heat, coupled with humidity is just too much of a strain on my heart.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: CG6468 on July 12, 2014, 10:05:16 AM
Uggghhh... I'll take the heat over summer rain and humidity any day.
Heat, coupled with humidity is just too much of a strain on my heart.

I don't like humidity either. 'Course, being raised in Tucson I got used to low humidities. My dislike of humidity pales by comparison to my wife's HATRED of humidity. If it gets over 75 with some humidity, she begins to crawl the walls with discomfort.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: CG6468 on July 12, 2014, 09:00:42 PM
Tornado watch until 1 AM Sunday morning.

This crap is really getting old.....  :angry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 12, 2014, 09:08:21 PM
Tornado watch until 1 AM Sunday morning.

This crap is really getting old.....  :angry:


Move West young man.   :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on July 30, 2014, 08:59:41 AM
So much for Global Warming.  It was predicted that we here in the SC mountains would have cooler than normal temps for the rest of the week.  The weather that we most closely reflect is that of Columbus NC, approx. 10 miles north of us here in Campobello, SC.  I walked out on the back deck this morning at 5:30 and the temp on our wall thermometer read 52 deg.  Now, that is cold for July around here.  We expect highs at 82 deg.   Things that make you wanna' go hmmm!

Maybe I can stand getting out there in the yard and doing some deadheading of my knock out roses (all 8 bushes).
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 30, 2014, 10:28:46 AM
So much for Global Warming.  It was predicted that we here in the SC mountains would have cooler than normal temps for the rest of the week.  The weather that we most closely reflect is that of Columbus NC, approx. 10 miles north of us here in Campobello, SC.  I walked out on the back deck this morning at 5:30 and the temp on our wall thermometer read 52 deg.  Now, that is cold for July around here.  We expect highs at 82 deg.   Things that make you wanna' go hmmm!

Maybe I can stand getting out there in the yard and doing some deadheading of my knock out roses (all 8 bushes).
I'm envious. We've been getting Equatorial via flow from the Equator and packed full of moisture. The days have been in the mid 90s with 95% humidity, low this morning was 66, when we should be in the upper 40s overnight.

I hate humidity! :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 30, 2014, 11:58:32 AM
I'm envious. We've been getting Equatorial via flow from the Equator and packed full of moisture. The days have been in the mid 90s with 95% humidity, low this morning was 66, when we should be in the upper 40s overnight.

I hate humidity! :glare:

We are running at 100 to 105º daytime with 23% humidity.  At night 65 to 70º with 65% humidity that starts setting in about 11 P.M.   As we have the river just down below us. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 30, 2014, 07:19:53 PM
We are running at 100 to 105º daytime with 23% humidity.  At night 65 to 70º with 65% humidity that starts setting in about 11 P.M.   As we have the river just down below us.
Looks like you are about to get that same crap we're getting, except now it's feeding out of Hawaii, so it should be a tad cooler.
Bookmark this site, I ripped Inmtellicasts feed so I didn't have to load the entire site, now the satellite pic screams. :thumbup:

http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif (http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 30, 2014, 07:46:48 PM
Looks like you are about to get that same crap we're getting, except now it's feeding out of Hawaii, so it should be a tad cooler.
Bookmark this site, I ripped Inmtellicasts feed so I didn't have to load the entire site, now the satellite pic screams. :thumbup:

http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif (http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)

I have that on my desktop for about the last 4 months.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 02, 2014, 12:31:11 PM
It is 105º out side and we have thunder lightning and rain.  Time for a out side noon shower.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 06, 2014, 07:16:57 AM
Looks like most of the U.S. will be starting Fall weather soon.  For the most part my area will be in the 80's and 90º.   :thumbsup:

snip~
High temperatures may struggle to get out of the 40s and 50s in the Northern and Central Plains, as well as in parts of the Midwest by late week.


(http://s.imwx.com/dru/2014/09/b5515300-9f14-405c-a351-5a05ff1f1e30_320x180.jpg)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 06, 2014, 08:30:55 AM
Looks like most of the U.S. will be starting Fall weather soon.  For the most part my area will be in the 80's and 90º.   :thumbsup:

snip~
High temperatures may struggle to get out of the 40s and 50s in the Northern and Central Plains, as well as in parts of the Midwest by late week.


(http://s.imwx.com/dru/2014/09/b5515300-9f14-405c-a351-5a05ff1f1e30_320x180.jpg)
Coolest August I can ever remember, and I'm lovin it..
Oh, and we're not experiencing any so called drought hyped by the leftist media in a power grab for our water rights.
We're in a natural cycle of feast or famine where rain is concerned. We're a freakin desert for crying out loud! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on September 06, 2014, 08:44:47 AM
Yesterday was 95 in the shade (and 100 on the paved parking lots near any temperature signs at banks, which may or may not be a custom in your area but are inescapable here in lower Meeeshigoon). It was 65 this morning at 0530 EDT and 85 in the house, despite an air conditioner running.

Bring on the cold. Really cold. Bury us under six feet of ice and send 60-mile-an-hour winds blowing sideways, with hail the size of an Obama golf ball.

Then stop it, the day after Elections.

Shoot! Wrong forum.....   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on September 17, 2014, 07:56:46 AM
We've been warm, 80's day, 70's night and a little humidity.

There have been some hurricanes off of Baja CA kicking up some rain in the inland areas, but none along the coast.

Just heard this A.M. that there is a low developing which might allow some rain to move down into our area.  Would love to see some rain, but it probably won't get down this far.

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 17, 2014, 08:11:37 AM
We've been warm, 80's day, 70's night and a little humidity.

There have been some hurricanes off of Baja CA kicking up some rain in the inland areas, but none along the coast.

Just heard this A.M. that there is a low developing which might allow some rain to move down into our area.  Would love to see some rain, but it probably won't get down this far.
I'd love some rain, we have the King fire at about 15 thousand acres about 5 miles from my home raging out of control.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 13, 2014, 06:14:16 AM
Well look like Fall is on us.  Today will be the last day above 80º this year for us so they say.  Someone need to tell the grass that, as I am cutting it three times a week yet.   We are starting to see 50º at night now off and on. 

So the leaves on the trees will start turning color for us soon.   This old body is sure going to miss all that G/W.   :lol:  I will have to start pulling out my Carhartt thermal gear next month sometime.  This old body can't take cutoffs year around any more.

I power washed the back deck and painted it two week ago.  I painted it when the shade hit the back deck, so the paint would not dry too fast. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 13, 2014, 06:35:02 AM
Well look like Fall is on us.  Today will be the last day above 80º this year for us so they say.  Someone need to tell the grass that, as I am cutting it three times a week yet.   We are starting to see 50º at night now off and on. 

So the leaves on the trees will start turning color for us soon.   This old body is sure going to miss all that G/W.   :lol:  I will have to start pulling out my Carhartt thermal gear next month sometime.  This old body can't take cutoffs year around any more.

I power washed the back deck and painted it two week ago.  I painted it when the shade hit the back deck, so the paint would not dry too fast.
Same here, last real day of summer weather today as our High bubble breaks-down, though the coolest damn summer I can ever remember.3
This will be a summer to remember and hope returns, because the impending winter will be one only polar bears would like. Damn AGW. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 13, 2014, 06:48:20 AM
Same here, last real day of summer weather today as our High bubble breaks-down, though the coolest damn summer I can ever remember.3
This will be a summer to remember and hope returns, because the impending winter will be one only polar bears would like. Damn AGW. :rolleyes:

With luck it will kill off a lot the bugs this year.  (http://www.libertynewsforum.com/yabbfile/Smilies/2vrolijk_08.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 13, 2014, 07:09:28 AM
With luck it will kill off a lot the bugs this year.  (http://www.libertynewsforum.com/yabbfile/Smilies/2vrolijk_08.gif)
This has been a bug free year for us so far. Though it did start out to be a wasp infestation, but that quickly died off,, for no reason.
In my area, we always have one or two bugs in a population explosion, whether it's hornets, carpenter ants, wasps, or stink bugs, one feeds on the other.
But this year didn't have one in abundance, anyway that came in the house....

Oh wait, we had a shitload of Preying Mantis.
Ya know, bugs are an excellent predictor of upcoming weather, so I wonder what an absence means.  :unsure:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on October 13, 2014, 04:43:45 PM
This has been a bug free year for us so far. Though it did start out to be a wasp infestation, but that quickly died off,, for no reason.
In my area, we always have one or two bugs in a population explosion, whether it's hornets, carpenter ants, wasps, or stink bugs, one feeds on the other.
But this year didn't have one in abundance, anyway that came in the house....

Oh wait, we had a shitload of Preying Mantis.
Ya know, bugs are an excellent predictor of upcoming weather, so I wonder what an absence means.  :unsure:

Here too, I've been relatively free of many insects, especially wasps and yellow-jackets. Ants? Very few. Last winter was brutally cold here, and I'm sure that had an effect. Oh, and carpenter bees -- I usually have a sizable flock, but not this year.

But there is one exception -- mosquitoes. This has been by far the worst year for mosquitoes since I've been here. There's a pump-spray bottle of 40% DEET on top of the fridge by the kitchen door, another on a shelf just inside the shop door, and yet another one in the toolbox on the utility trailer I pull behind the yard tractor. I hate the crappy smell and feel, but you just can't stand to be outside without it.

The reason is simple -- ideal breeding conditions. It's been a plentifully wet year in my neck of the Ohio woods, and more importantly, the rains have been almost perfectly spaced out over time. It was an incredibly sloppy spring -- which of course jump-started the skeeters, though it kept me from getting my vegetable garden planted -- and then the rains came along steady as clockwork about once or twice a week, all summer and now even into the fall. Every year I've been here until this year, my grass has gone dormant by late July or early August, just turning yellow and then brown for lack of rain. Not this year! In fact, I plan to mow this weekend, though I'm hoping it's the last time for this year.

That (usually) dependable dry/hot spell in July/August really cuts back on the mosquitoes, but we just didn't have one this year. No yellow grass, and I mowed at least once a week all summer, down from 2-3 times a week back in May and June.

Of course, as Al Gore or John Kerry will be quick to point out, it's all because of global warming.  :tounge:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 13, 2014, 06:58:56 PM
Here too, I've been relatively free of many insects, especially wasps and yellow-jackets. Ants? Very few. Last winter was brutally cold here, and I'm sure that had an effect. Oh, and carpenter bees -- I usually have a sizable flock, but not this year.

But there is one exception -- mosquitoes. This has been by far the worst year for mosquitoes since I've been here. There's a pump-spray bottle of 40% DEET on top of the fridge by the kitchen door, another on a shelf just inside the shop door, and yet another one in the toolbox on the utility trailer I pull behind the yard tractor. I hate the crappy smell and feel, but you just can't stand to be outside without it.

The reason is simple -- ideal breeding conditions. It's been a plentifully wet year in my neck of the Ohio woods, and more importantly, the rains have been almost perfectly spaced out over time. It was an incredibly sloppy spring -- which of course jump-started the skeeters, though it kept me from getting my vegetable garden planted -- and then the rains came along steady as clockwork about once or twice a week, all summer and now even into the fall. Every year I've been here until this year, my grass has gone dormant by late July or early August, just turning yellow and then brown for lack of rain. Not this year! In fact, I plan to mow this weekend, though I'm hoping it's the last time for this year.

That (usually) dependable dry/hot spell in July/August really cuts back on the mosquitoes, but we just didn't have one this year. No yellow grass, and I mowed at least once a week all summer, down from 2-3 times a week back in May and June.

Of course, as Al Gore or John Kerry will be quick to point out, it's all because of global warming.  :tounge:
I hear ya, skeeters are one of the plagues we live with in the mountains, but not this year, don't even remember one bite and never even pulled out the Deet.
There are upsides to drought. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on October 13, 2014, 07:57:41 PM
I hear ya, skeeters are one of the plagues we live with in the mountains, but not this year, don't even remember one bite and never even pulled out the Deet.
There are upsides to drought. :biggrin:

One other factor I neglected to mention... Thanks, I'm sure, to global warming, we had only six 90-degree days in the entire warm-weather season, a remarkably low total. I don't recall a July EVER when there were NO 90-degree days, but that's what the record shows here.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 14, 2014, 06:17:02 AM
One other factor I neglected to mention... Thanks, I'm sure, to global warming, we had only six 90-degree days in the entire warm-weather season, a remarkably low total. I don't recall a July EVER when there were NO 90-degree days, but that's what the record shows here.
A blessed thing, considering all the rain you got. Humidity is my nemesis.  :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 15, 2014, 07:33:28 AM
 :woot: We have rain.  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 15, 2014, 08:30:21 AM
:woot: We have rain.  :woot:
Same here, and a nice soaker.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 23, 2014, 02:20:55 PM
Same here, and a nice soaker.


(http://s.imwx.com/dru/2014/10/ab4b0be5-2071-4174-a3dd-27b2171143ee_320x180.jpg)

Heavy Rain To Soak the Pacific Northwest into the Weekend...

A heavy rain maker has set up in the Pacific Northwest, bringing much needed rain and mountain snow through the weekend.


 :thumbsup:  I love it, more G/W.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 23, 2014, 04:35:08 PM

(http://s.imwx.com/dru/2014/10/ab4b0be5-2071-4174-a3dd-27b2171143ee_320x180.jpg)

Heavy Rain To Soak the Pacific Northwest into the Weekend...

A heavy rain maker has set up in the Pacific Northwest, bringing much needed rain and mountain snow through the weekend.


 :thumbsup:  I love it, more G/W.   
Cool! First winter storm of the year. Wait...Didn't we just enter Fall? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 26, 2014, 08:23:56 PM
ROTFLMAF

The People vs Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKy2lLNQYrI#ws)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on October 27, 2014, 12:40:31 AM
ROTFLMAF

The People vs Winter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKy2lLNQYrI#ws)

 :lol: Loved the one at roughly 1:09 where he does a Wiley Coyote into the snowbank.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 27, 2014, 07:57:05 AM
Been there, done that. Got out of my truck, 20 below, walked 6' hit black ice, slid 60' into and under a car, the car began moving very very slowly, everyone around, about 6 people in all, slipping and sliding to stop the car from hitting others.
The car slid off and away from me/us, while others slid into me (quite the clusterfuck), the car slid another 50' out into the lot, stopped, hitting nothing, all the while, the rest were doing all they could to stand up.

When all was said and done, we all laughed for about a solid 5 minutes. No one hurt.
Security came out and claimed the lot was closed, but neglected to block the entrance to Harrah's casino Tahoe.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on November 01, 2014, 03:52:35 AM
Well, I'm reporting a "first ever" situation we find ourselves in this morning.  It is snowing and freezing here in Campobello, SC this morning.  A lot colder than was predicted with high winds, making it feel alot colder.  First snowfall recorded in my lifetime occuring this early in the fall.  Heck, the leaves have turned but not fallen yet.  Weird stuff.

We lit a fire in the firepit and roasted weiners over it and cooked burgers on the grill for family last evening.  The temps were in  the 60's and nice but quickly turned cooler by 8pm, dropping down to 50deg.  Still had a great time watching trick or treaters doing their thing.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 01, 2014, 04:55:30 AM
Well, I'm reporting a "first ever" situation we find ourselves in this morning.  It is snowing and freezing here in Campobello, SC this morning.  A lot colder than was predicted with high winds, making it feel alot colder.  First snowfall recorded in my lifetime occuring this early in the fall.  Heck, the leaves have turned but not fallen yet.  Weird stuff.

We lit a fire in the firepit and roasted weiners over it and cooked burgers on the grill for family last evening.  The temps were in  the 60's and nice but quickly turned cooler by 8pm, dropping down to 50deg.  Still had a great time watching trick or treaters doing their thing.

They have been saying that it was going to be colder all over the East and down South this year.  The price of orange juice will be go up. LOL

We have just started getting what little rain we get for the last part of the year.    Our desert area is greening up all around us and you can smell it in the air.   The "snow bird" are getting set to go to Arizona for the next 3 to 4 months.  They will come back when it is time to start till the ground.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 01, 2014, 08:18:25 AM
Well, I'm reporting a "first ever" situation we find ourselves in this morning.  It is snowing and freezing here in Campobello, SC this morning.  A lot colder than was predicted with high winds, making it feel alot colder.  First snowfall recorded in my lifetime occuring this early in the fall.  Heck, the leaves have turned but not fallen yet.  Weird stuff.

We lit a fire in the firepit and roasted weiners over it and cooked burgers on the grill for family last evening.  The temps were in  the 60's and nice but quickly turned cooler by 8pm, dropping down to 50deg.  Still had a great time watching trick or treaters doing their thing.
Fas ca nating, simply fas ka nating! :biggrin:
But don't fret, frozen global warming is still global warming to libs.

Our winter began last night as well, had a couple of inches of rain over night with snow over the crest.
"Snow over the crest", there's that damned AGW again, coming down in the form of frozen heat.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 09, 2014, 09:12:55 PM
Wow !!  There talking snow for us next Thr. & Friday.   :woot: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 10, 2014, 07:37:13 AM
Wow !!  There talking snow for us next Thr. & Friday.   :woot:
Yeah I see we're getting the same storm, kind of sad, because today is our last nice day till spring. :sad:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 10, 2014, 08:30:07 AM
Yeah I see we're getting the same storm, kind of sad, because today is our last nice day till spring. :sad:


But but it's don't snow until mid to late December around our place.   :lol:   Must be that G/W thing setting in.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 11, 2014, 09:49:38 AM

But but it's don't snow until mid to late December around our place.   :lol:   Must be that G/W thing setting in.   :rolleyes:
Looks kind a bit chilly in your neck of the woods. :biggrin:

(http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 11, 2014, 04:47:44 PM
Looks kind a bit chilly in your neck of the woods. :biggrin:

(http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif)


For us the wind chill is calling for 4º tonight.  Could get down to 0º as we have been getting 35 mph + winds most all day long.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 11, 2014, 05:31:37 PM

For us the wind chill is calling for 4º tonight.  Could get down to 0º as we have been getting 35 mph + winds most all day long.   
Thank God we skirted this one, I'm not quite ready for frozen pipes yet. :scared:

Ever noticed how these two look alike?  :scared:  :woot:         :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 11, 2014, 05:50:06 PM
Thank God we skirted this one, I'm not quite ready for frozen pipes yet. :scared:

Ever noticed how these two look alike?  :scared:  :woot:         :lol:

It's all in the mouth.    :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 11, 2014, 05:57:10 PM
It's all in the mouth.    :lol:
We really need new smileys. :glare: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 13, 2014, 02:18:39 PM
We really need new smileys. :glare: :biggrin:

YES we do. 


We have snow, it just started 30min ago. 
(http://www.topdog.ie/images/smilies/smiley_in_snow.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 13, 2014, 02:54:59 PM
YES we do. 


We have snow, it just started 30min ago. 
(http://www.topdog.ie/images/smilies/smiley_in_snow.gif)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Boy, if that didn't come early :woot:...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 13, 2014, 03:31:18 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Boy, if that didn't come early :woot:...

We should not be getting until mid Dec. or the last week in Dec.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 14, 2014, 10:34:52 AM
 :lol:  Well we got a ½" of snow in about 10hrs.  It is a very fine snow at that, not the big snowflakes.  The sun is coming out now so it should be gone before the day is out.   But it was fun playing with the quad out on the runway.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on November 16, 2014, 07:47:22 PM
:lol:  Well we got a ½" of snow in about 10hrs.  It is a very fine snow at that, not the big snowflakes.  The sun is coming out now so it should be gone before the day is out.   But it was fun playing with the quad out on the runway.

It's snowing here in central Ohio now. Our forecast calls for 3-6" between now and noon tomorrow. Tomorrow night, the temp is supposed to drop to 10 deg., Tuesday's high is predicted to be 17 deg. and Tuesday night it's supposed to drop to 9.

This global warming shit is killing me.  :tounge:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 16, 2014, 08:56:56 PM
It's snowing here in central Ohio now. Our forecast calls for 3-6" between now and noon tomorrow. Tomorrow night, the temp is supposed to drop to 10 deg., Tuesday's high is predicted to be 17 deg. and Tuesday night it's supposed to drop to 9.

This global warming shit is killing me.  :tounge:

We are look for 16º by 4 A.m. and a high of 30º for Monday.   No snow.  There some on the ground yet.  But the sun will be out if the fog does not block it out.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 17, 2014, 05:43:35 AM
It's snowing here in central Ohio now. Our forecast calls for 3-6" between now and noon tomorrow. Tomorrow night, the temp is supposed to drop to 10 deg., Tuesday's high is predicted to be 17 deg. and Tuesday night it's supposed to drop to 9.

This global warming shit is killing me.  :tounge:
That outright sucks! It's not even winter yet.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 18, 2014, 05:32:57 AM
As much as I don't dislike winter, I am seriuosly not liking being slam dunked into January temps.  It's 9 degrees now real feel is -9.  I don't. Like it when it comes this fast... :sneaky:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 18, 2014, 06:56:26 AM
23º out and fog all around tress are icing up.  I can not see the river.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on November 20, 2014, 11:00:17 AM
Looking for a high of 25 here today, only about 25 degrees below normal. But I am hearing from some enterprising folks in and around Buffalo that this weather has its uses, especially the snow part.....

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/SnowBeerBox_zpsc3b5a63d.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/SnowBeerBox_zpsc3b5a63d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 20, 2014, 11:07:54 AM
Looking for a high of 25 here today, only about 25 degrees below normal. But I am hearing from some enterprising folks in and around Buffalo that this weather has its uses, especially the snow part.....

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/tbone0106/SnowBeerBox_zpsc3b5a63d.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/tbone0106/media/SnowBeerBox_zpsc3b5a63d.jpg.html)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I do that every winter.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 22, 2014, 09:55:05 AM
Wow today we have G/W  :lol:  We have had fog for almost a week. The sun is out and it is 50º outside.  I think Fall is back for a week.   :love:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 22, 2014, 10:52:25 AM
Wow today we have G/W  :lol:  We have had fog for almost a week. The sun is out and it is 50º outside.  I think Fall is back for a week.   :love:
My rain gauge has 3" of GW in it as I type. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 23, 2014, 06:37:29 AM
Big rains for us and big winds to. Oh and they are saying snow to. This is getting crazy around here
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 04, 2014, 07:11:17 PM
Wow today we have G/W  :lol:  We have had fog for almost a week. The sun is out and it is 50º outside.  I think Fall is back for a week.   :love:
Looks like you're getting a touch of the subtropical weather we've been experiencing.
It's been unseasonably warm, lows around 50, and the high is 54 and one Hell of a lot of rain. Drought...What drought? :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 04, 2014, 07:28:50 PM
Looks like you're getting a touch of the subtropical weather we've been experiencing.
It's been unseasonably warm, lows around 50, and the high is 54 and one Hell of a lot of rain. Drought...What drought? :lol:

We been holding around 23º night time and 28 to 30º day time.  But tonight is warming up into the 30'sº.  Look like some of that is coming up our way from you.   :lol:  Starting Sat. we will be in the 40's+ with rain.  Good news for the dry farmers for next year.   I think I see Spring coming.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 04, 2014, 07:57:29 PM
We been holding around 23º night time and 28 to 30º day time.  But tonight is warming up into the 30'sº.  Look like some of that is coming up our way from you.   :lol:  Starting Sat. we will be in the 40's+ with rain.  Good news for the dry farmers for next year.   I think I see Spring coming.   :lol:
Yep, most of Ca is not only out of the drought, but way ahead of normal rainfall.
I've gotten over 10" in the last week, and that's pretty good for this early in the season.
It's nice that I'm not having to plow it off the road.....as of yet. :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 04, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
Yep, most of Ca is not only out of the drought, but way ahead of normal rainfall.
I've gotten over 10" in the last week, and that's pretty good for this early in the season.
It's nice that I'm not having to plow it off the road.....as of yet. :biggrin: :biggrin:


For us. 

This month.
November 3, 2014 - December 3, 2014
Precipitation 0.51 in

Year todate.
December 3, 2013 - December 4, 2014
Precipitation 3.87 in   

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 09, 2014, 11:22:22 AM

For us. 

This month.
November 3, 2014 - December 3, 2014
Precipitation 0.51 in

Year todate.
December 3, 2013 - December 4, 2014
Precipitation 3.87 in   
Ready for a soaking? I don't know if they're forecasting the winds we're expected to get, but this should prove to be one Hell of a storm, with rain accumulations of 7" plus inches. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 10, 2014, 09:02:55 AM
They've issued a imminent danger of extreme high winds for the valley to the Sierra,
Valley to get sustained 50 mph winds, while my are is to expect 100+ mph gusts winds, sustained winds at 70, beginning Thursday evening through Friday.

This is going to suck. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on December 10, 2014, 09:16:28 AM
They've issued a imminent danger of extreme high winds for the valley to the Sierra,
Valley to get sustained 50 mph winds, while my are is to expect 100+ mph gusts winds, sustained winds at 70, beginning Thursday evening through Friday.

This is going to suck. :glare:

At least you won't have to rake the yard.  :wink:  Hang in there!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 10, 2014, 09:37:36 AM
At least you won't have to rake the yard.  :wink:  Hang in there!
:lol:
True, but I'll bet I'll need the dozer to move trees off the road. :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 10, 2014, 10:46:48 AM
Ready for a soaking? I don't know if they're forecasting the winds we're expected to get, but this should prove to be one Hell of a storm, with rain accumulations of 7" plus inches. :thumbsup:

We are calling for some rain off and on so am not looking for more this week.  Wind around 10 mph and that's average  for this time a year.   We should be in the high 50º for the next 3 to 4 days. 

It's starting to look like we may not get snow again until after the first of the year.  Bummer 

Let's hope they don't tax you for rain runoff.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 10, 2014, 11:13:03 AM
We are calling for some rain off and on so am not looking for more this week.  Wind around 10 mph and that's average  for this time a year.   We should be in the high 50º for the next 3 to 4 days. 

It's starting to look like we may not get snow again until after the first of the year.  Bummer 

Let's hope they don't tax you for rain runoff.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
God just kicked the storm door wide open, knocking it off the hinges. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 11, 2014, 04:18:01 PM
Well that was a bust! No wind, pretty heavy rain, but just 8 hrs prior to the storm making land, they predicted massive winds, and the most we got was a strong breeze. :lol: :lol:

And the libs wonder why we poo poo the idea of their ignorant prediction of AGW. Fact is, were getting colder despite their pleas to Gaia to smite man with rising seas..
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 11, 2014, 04:54:28 PM
Well that was a bust! No wind, pretty heavy rain, but just 8 hrs prior to the storm making land, they predicted massive winds, and the most we got was a strong breeze. :lol: :lol:

And the libs wonder why we poo poo the idea of their ignorant prediction of AGW. Fact is, were getting colder despite their pleas to Gaia to smite man with rising seas..

About 1.5 hrs. away in Walla Walla they said they were getting 30+ mph winds, and was calling for 60 mph winds tonight.   I think we hit 10 mph.  I was think I would hit some wind going into town, but it did not happen.  Did hit some rain going in to town is all, not much.  Wipers on the lowest setting I have.   Calling for 50% rain Friday, as always the dry farmers will love it.   I can go out and wash my truck.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solars Toy on December 11, 2014, 05:08:12 PM
About 1.5 hrs. away in Walla Walla they said they were getting 30+ mph winds, and was calling for 60 mph winds tonight.   I think we hit 10 mph.  I was think I would hit some wind going into town, but it did not happen.  Did hit some rain going in to town is all, not much.  Wipers on the lowest setting I have.   Calling for 50% rain Friday, as always the dry farmers will love it.   I can go out and wash my truck.   :lol:

It has been raining steady all day.  But a little water only made the hair frizz.... (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-215.gif) It will continue overnight and lighten up tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 11, 2014, 05:10:25 PM
About 1.5 hrs. away in Walla Walla they said they were getting 30+ mph winds, and was calling for 60 mph winds tonight.   I think we hit 10 mph.  I was think I would hit some wind going into town, but it did not happen.  Did hit some rain going in to town is all, not much.  Wipers on the lowest setting I have.   Calling for 50% rain Friday, as always the dry farmers will love it.   I can go out and wash my truck.   :lol:
Looking at the satellite pic, I see the storm made a hard left at Ca and wound up off the Washington coast.
They promised us 6" of rain, and so far, all we have is an inch and a half.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 12, 2014, 10:10:50 AM
Looking at the satellite pic, I see the storm made a hard left at Ca and wound up off the Washington coast.
They promised us 6" of rain, and so far, all we have is an inch and a half.

Look like this is all passing East of us by 70 to 80 miles.  All we have been getting is light rain off and on.  Sat. and Sun. is call for clear and sun both days.   Winter start Dec. 21 :lol: I don't think so not for us this year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on December 14, 2014, 09:16:24 PM
Looking at the satellite pic, I see the storm made a hard left at Ca and wound up off the Washington coast.
They promised us 6" of rain, and so far, all we have is an inch and a half.

Thank goodness you'all were not part of the area that got wiped out.  We are seeing some pretty horrific pics of all that in our local news.  Mud slides and houses covered up with mud and rain of gigantic proportions in some of the areas. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 30, 2014, 07:26:06 AM
I love morning like this.  18º out ice on the trees for the over night due.  Sun just starting to coming up over the Blue mountain with the sky full of color in the back ground.   Not a cloud in the sky on this side of the Blues.  The air smell so clean with a bite to it.  We should hit 25º today with full sun.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on December 30, 2014, 07:43:35 AM
I love morning like this.  18º out ice on the trees for the over night due.  Sun just starting to coming up over the Blue mountain with the sky full of color in the back ground.   Not a cloud in the sky on this side of the Blues.  The air smell so clean with a bite to it.  We should hit 25º today with full sun.

I lived in CO one winter and in the early spring we had an unexpected ice storm go through during the night.  When I got up and looked out, it was magical.  Even the tiniest twig was encased in ice. Looked like something out of a fairytale book. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 30, 2014, 08:16:43 AM
I lived in CO one winter and in the early spring we had an unexpected ice storm go through during the night.  When I got up and looked out, it was magical.  Even the tiniest twig was encased in ice. Looked like something out of a fairytale book.

We get this about 4 time a year.  As we live about the Columbia river.  Most of the time the sun will do it job by noon.  But some weeks we don't get much sun and it can build up for a week or so.   This time a year we go through about 50 lbs. of bird seed a month.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 30, 2014, 08:16:49 AM
I love morning like this.  18º out ice on the trees for the over night due.  Sun just starting to coming up over the Blue mountain with the sky full of color in the back ground.   Not a cloud in the sky on this side of the Blues.  The air smell so clean with a bite to it.  We should hit 25º today with full sun.
We'll get your weather in about 6 hrs. :glare: :biggrin:
They're calling for single digits in my area, while others say teens, either way, it's about to get cold again.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 30, 2014, 08:37:55 AM
We'll get your weather in about 6 hrs. :glare: :biggrin:
They're calling for single digits in my area, while others say teens, either way, it's about to get cold again.

Went into town Monday at 5:A.M.   The wind was coming from the South at about 6mph.  Got home at about 3:P.M. and the wind was from the North at 20 to 25mph.   You could feel it coming big time.   It should start warming up to around a nice 35º about Friday.  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on January 08, 2015, 02:38:25 AM
-3 degrees, actual, and roughly -19 degrees of wind chill. My wife reported she lost roughly 10 pounds of air pressure in all four tires of her car, in an eight-hour period. (Anyone else see that phenomenon?)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 08, 2015, 05:12:22 AM
-3 degrees, actual, and roughly -19 degrees of wind chill. My wife reported she lost roughly 10 pounds of air pressure in all four tires of her car, in an eight-hour period. (Anyone else see that phenomenon?)
Yep had it happen about 20 years ago in by beat up old car, thought it odd, even questioned if someone let the air out, but realized it helped when I went into town to get supplies while driving through snow, I didn't need chains. :biggrin:
However, when I got there, they magically re-inflated.

I truly hate that kind of cold! Snow is like pavement, everything you need is either sealed in the shop you can't access due to the rock wall of snow, or it's somewhere near that tree you leaned it under and takes a pick to get it out.
The one upside, you don't have to walk far to get snow to boil on the woodstove, because the pipes are frozen solid.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on January 08, 2015, 05:47:03 PM
-3 degrees, actual, and roughly -19 degrees of wind chill. My wife reported she lost roughly 10 pounds of air pressure in all four tires of her car, in an eight-hour period. (Anyone else see that phenomenon?)
Happens every winter to every car/truck. We just pay more attention to the phenomenon now because our "smart" vehicles keep tabs on tire pressure, a thing that few drivers bother to do this time of year, if it involves squatting in the blowing snow with a tire gauge. Simple stuff, really -- the air in the tires shrinks with the cold a lot more than the tires themselves do, so the pressure goes down.

Of course, as you drive the vehicle, the tires flex and gather heat from friction, even in cold weather, and if you travel very far at all, the pressure comes back up.

Next time you think of it on a really cold day, after you've driven 50 miles or so at freeway speeds, stop and reach down and put your hand on any tire on your vehicle. It'll be warm. While you're at it, check the tire pressure. It'll be normal, or nearly so.

As for the stats here, in west-central Ohio, down to -9 last night, with a blistering high of 11 today. Wind chills in the -25 range, enough for the USWS to issue warnings. Time to let the kitchen faucet trickle at night!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 08, 2015, 07:12:08 PM
By the way Solar, we only hit 36º today.  No heat wave I think it took a left in Oregon.   :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 14, 2015, 04:44:59 PM
By the way Solar, we only hit 36º today.  No heat wave I think it took a left in Oregon.   :lol:
Yeah, I saw you guys never got the warm air. But it looks like tomorrow might warm a bit for ya.
We've been in the 60s everyday, and more to come.

http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/Garden%20Valley-weather/weather-maps/tomorrows-high-temps.html?zcode=z6286 (http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/Garden%20Valley-weather/weather-maps/tomorrows-high-temps.html?zcode=z6286)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2015, 05:52:12 PM
Yeah, I saw you guys never got the warm air. But it looks like tomorrow might warm a bit for ya.
We've been in the 60s everyday, and more to come.

http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/Garden%20Valley-weather/weather-maps/tomorrows-high-temps.html?zcode=z6286 (http://weather.weatherbug.com/CA/Garden%20Valley-weather/weather-maps/tomorrows-high-temps.html?zcode=z6286)

Day time will hit about 41º for us.  But I have to go into town for doctor's appointment at 8A.M.  There call for 10% rain so that out, need to be about 35+ for us to get rain.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 06, 2015, 08:07:38 AM
Day time will hit about 41º for us.  But I have to go into town for doctor's appointment at 8A.M.  There call for 10% rain so that out, need to be about 35+ for us to get rain.   :lol:
We're having some weird weather. We should be in the low 20s this time of year, yet I woke at 4:00 am to 65 degrees. :blink:

They say we are supposed to get rain over the next few days with snow levels at 8000' which is ridiculously high., but welcome nonetheless.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 06, 2015, 02:22:09 PM
We're having some weird weather. We should be in the low 20s this time of year, yet I woke at 4:00 am to 65 degrees. :blink:

They say we are supposed to get rain over the next few days with snow levels at 8000' which is ridiculously high., but welcome nonetheless.

Yep looks like a Pineapple Express hit us over the weekend.  54º today with rain off and on for the next 5 days.  You would think it was Spring.  This keeps going and trees will start trees budding out.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 06, 2015, 08:32:16 PM
Yep looks like a Pineapple Express hit us over the weekend.  54º today with rain off and on for the next 5 days.  You would think it was Spring.  This keeps going and trees will start trees budding out.   :lol:
Same here, grass is so tall, it's laying down nearly a foot long, but it's way to wet to mow.
Sounds like we're getting the same storm.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 08, 2015, 09:36:31 AM
Damn, even with that Pineapple Express going through and hitting your area.  The winds were no help and the rains came later from the sounds of it.

Forty homes were destroyed in a wind-driven wildfire that burned nearly 11 square miles and forced the evacuation of about 150 people in two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, officials said Saturday.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 08, 2015, 11:24:33 AM
Damn, even with that Pineapple Express going through and hitting your area.  The winds were no help and the rains came later from the sounds of it.

Forty homes were destroyed in a wind-driven wildfire that burned nearly 11 square miles and forced the evacuation of about 150 people in two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, officials said Saturday.
Yes, the winds were horrendous, and the rains followed, and still raining today with heavy, heavy downpours.
But the snow level is really high, about 8000'.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 08, 2015, 11:43:21 AM
Yes, the winds were horrendous, and the rains followed, and still raining today with heavy, heavy downpours.
But the snow level is really high, about 8000'.

That should be good for you this summer, with the Artesian well.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 08, 2015, 11:48:28 AM
That should be good for you this summer, with the Artesian well.
No, we need a show pack starting at 4500' and up. My Artesian seems not to be effected much by drought, but more so by heavy wet winters.
It still puts out about a gallon a minute in normal and drought, but as much as twice that in a wet year.
I prefer normal and drought, the water is colder. :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 15, 2015, 07:32:39 AM
Well, kids, it's minus 9 degrees Fahrenheit and -29F including wind chill. Today hopes to get up to a sizzling +4F and we'll be running around in jogging shorts tomorrow, at +11F. Total snowfall relatively light at 16" (I've seen far worse, and earlier.)

 :thumbdown:  Canadian weather!  :cry:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 15, 2015, 08:04:04 AM
Well, kids, it's minus 9 degrees Fahrenheit and -29F including wind chill. Today hopes to get up to a sizzling +4F and we'll be running around in jogging shorts tomorrow, at +11F. Total snowfall relatively light at 16" (I've seen far worse, and earlier.)

 :thumbdown:  Canadian weather!  :cry:
Ouch! I know what you're going through, had it here on occasion as well, but at least the skies were clear and sunny.
We will be in the 70s again today, but we really need the snow badly.

You're not alone in your pain, even Floridians will need a heater.

(http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 15, 2015, 08:16:51 AM
Memo to Floridians. Borrow a leaf from Three Dog Night and wrap yourselves in Cuban boat people.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 15, 2015, 08:27:17 AM
Ouch! I know what you're going through, had it here on occasion as well, but at least the skies were clear and sunny.
We will be in the 70s again today, but we really need the snow badly.

You're not alone in your pain, even Floridians will need a heater.

(http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif)

Fog in the A.M. with full sun in the P.M. 56º for the high, wind from the NE @ 5 to 10mph.   Spring in the middle of Winter.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 15, 2015, 08:29:52 AM
Fog in the A.M. with full sun in the P.M. 56º for the high, wind from the NE @ 5 to 10mph.   Spring in the middle of Winter.   :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 15, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
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In the sun it will feel like 70+.  I was out in a T shirt and short yesterday cleaning flower beds. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 15, 2015, 09:21:42 AM
In the sun it will feel like 70+.  I was out in a T shirt and short yesterday cleaning flower beds.
I'll be barefoot in shorts mowing the damn lawn, in the middle of winter,, no less.
It's spring, because I never hit 70+ this time of year but will today, let alone mow the grass, which is usually covered in snow. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 16, 2015, 08:22:02 AM
It's minus 11 this morning, and my mood is so foul that I will sear your brains --- sear I say! --- with this despicable video of the Weather Channel reporter who went to Plymouth, Massachusetts, and completely lost-it during a bout of thundersnow.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2954923/Over-excited-meteorologist-loses-rare-thundersnow-hits-Massachusetts.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2954923/Over-excited-meteorologist-loses-rare-thundersnow-hits-Massachusetts.html)

What next, 50 Degrees of Snowplow?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on February 16, 2015, 11:36:24 AM
It's minus 11 this morning, and my mood is so foul that I will sear your brains --- sear I say! --- with this despicable video of the Weather Channel reporter who went to Plymouth, Massachusetts, and completely lost-it during a bout of thundersnow.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2954923/Over-excited-meteorologist-loses-rare-thundersnow-hits-Massachusetts.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2954923/Over-excited-meteorologist-loses-rare-thundersnow-hits-Massachusetts.html)

What next, 50 Degrees of Snowplow?

Cantore.... sheesh. I think about the only thing between his ears is a gentle breeze. That is to say, if the man had one more brain, it'd get lonely. And his head would rattle.

I think he's a big part of the reason the Weather Channel isn't a weather channel any more -- it's just another reality show outlet.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 16, 2015, 12:45:52 PM
Cantore.... sheesh. I think about the only thing between his ears is a gentle breeze. That is to say, if the man had one more brain, it'd get lonely. And his head would rattle.

I think he's a big part of the reason the Weather Channel isn't a weather channel any more -- it's just another reality show outlet.
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LOL! The Weather Channel is to weather, what MTV is to music. :lol:
I've tried to get actual weather on the Weather Channel and have waited as long as 30 mins, only to give up and hit the web.
That station is a joke.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 16, 2015, 01:02:16 PM
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LOL! The Weather Channel is to weather, what MTV is to music. :lol:
I've tried to get actual weather on the Weather Channel and have waited as long as 30 mins, only to give up and hit the web.
That station is a joke.

My Weather Channel is stepping out side and looking around or the net.  Right now outside is telling me it's 55º and sunny.  :biggrin: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on February 16, 2015, 01:14:32 PM
4
LOL! The Weather Channel is to weather, what MTV is to music. :lol:
I've tried to get actual weather on the Weather Channel and have waited as long as 30 mins, only to give up and hit the web.
That station is a joke.

Not even a good joke! LOL!

A&E, History, Discovery, Science, MTV, VH1, all gone. Wall to wall 'reality' crap, which leaves you to wonder what sort of 'reality' reigns wherever these shows are produced. (And it leaves us to wonder why there isn't a channel called "RealityTV.")

For online weather, weather.com actually isn't too bad, despite its affiliation with TWC. But there are better alternatives. For straightforward, completely unimaginative, "just the facts, ma'am" weather reporting, I use NOAA. But Weather Underground is gaining credibility in leaps and bounds lately. Around here, I have to be careful what reporting stations I trust. (Example: the nearest WU station to me clearly has it's temperature sensor located in the open. When the sun is shining, the temp readings are WAY too high, typically by ten degrees or more.) I especially like their graphic presentation of their 10-day forecast.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 16, 2015, 01:24:43 PM
My Weather Channel is stepping out side and looking around or the net.  Right now outside is telling me it's 55º and sunny.  :biggrin:
Same here. I'm sitting here bare ass naked, house wide open with 70+ outside.
Hey, if it has to be a drought, at least it's a nice one. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 16, 2015, 01:33:27 PM
Not even a good joke! LOL!

A&E, History, Discovery, Science, MTV, VH1, all gone. Wall to wall 'reality' crap, which leaves you to wonder what sort of 'reality' reigns wherever these shows are produced. (And it leaves us to wonder why there isn't a channel called "RealityTV.")

For online weather, weather.com actually isn't too bad, despite its affiliation with TWC. But there are better alternatives. For straightforward, completely unimaginative, "just the facts, ma'am" weather reporting, I use NOAA. But Weather Underground is gaining credibility in leaps and bounds lately. Around here, I have to be careful what reporting stations I trust. (Example: the nearest WU station to me clearly has it's temperature sensor located in the open. When the sun is shining, the temp readings are WAY too high, typically by ten degrees or more.) I especially like their graphic presentation of their 10-day forecast.
Yep, I use them all, the bare facts is all I need, that and the satellite and I can generally do a better job than the rest when it comes to weather in my micro climate.

But out here on the west coast, we have a retired meteorologist that just couldn't seem to stop working.
The guy (The Old Forecaster) is by far more accurate than any of the local TV stations that rely on computer modeling, this guy uses experience as well as his gut to tell him what to expect.
You may have one of these guys in your neck of the woods, do a search, you might be surprised.

http://www.northstateweather.com/ (http://www.northstateweather.com/)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 17, 2015, 03:19:13 AM
Here's a news item to make us pine for 6 feet of snow, year-round.....

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Federal offices in weather-sensitive metropolitan Washington will not open on Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced late Monday night.

Emergency workers and staffers who can work via computer must follow the policies of their individual agencies, the office advised on its website.

The area is expected to see 4-8 inches of snow overnight and 6-10 inches on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A snow emergency will take effect at 7 a.m. ET.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/16/weather-washington-federal-offices/23532875/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/16/weather-washington-federal-offices/23532875/)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 17, 2015, 05:22:26 AM
Here's a news item to make us pine for 6 feet of snow, year-round.....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/16/weather-washington-federal-offices/23532875/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/16/weather-washington-federal-offices/23532875/)
If only we could direct that over DC for a few years nonstop. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 17, 2015, 08:29:12 AM
If only we could direct that over DC for a few years nonstop. :biggrin:
I know damn well they'd pay $125,000 each for snowmobiles, to get back and forth. Maybe if we had fire-truck hoses spraying water onto their houses, sealing them in with ice.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 17, 2015, 09:13:43 AM
I know damn well they'd pay $125,000 each for snowmobiles, to get back and forth. Maybe if we had fire-truck hoses spraying water onto their houses, sealing them in with ice.....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 17, 2015, 06:18:38 PM
OK, campers, if you're a blues fan, this one will probably require you open a second browser just to keep Albert Collins playing us a mess of HARD-core down-'n'-dirty winter-time blues from his album FROSTBITE. (No real video to speak of.)

This here's the link to the whole album, but the one enduring masterpiece of this L/P begins about 31:20 or so.... Anybody who's EVER tried to start a car in winter will swear by this one.

Albert Collins - Frostbite (Full Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFy4O_MYm40#)

Feels like minus 25. Dammit, I want a background music track, and this one's IT!!!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on February 18, 2015, 11:52:22 AM
Camper? Where?  Good Lord it's cold here.  In SC, if it ever gets in the teens, we've had it.  Totally not used to this kind of cold.  The projected low here on Thursday morn is only at 0deg with an expected high of somewhere in the twenties with the wind picking up speed.  Like some kind of horrible punishment.  I can tell where my knickers land.

Seriously, we had 1.5 inches of nothing but ice on our deck and everything else was covered too.  No one around here went to school or work yesterday.  Mostly what we get is usually always ice and that makes going almost impossible.  More of the same forecast for the weekend.  We've seen this before though and it won't last too long.  Spring is right around the corner!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on February 18, 2015, 01:26:27 PM
Camper? Where?  Good Lord it's cold here.  In SC, if it ever gets in the teens, we've had it.  Totally not used to this kind of cold.  The projected low here on Thursday morn is only at 0deg with an expected high of somewhere in the twenties with the wind picking up speed.  Like some kind of horrible punishment.  I can tell where my knickers land.

Seriously, we had 1.5 inches of nothing but ice on our deck and everything else was covered too.  No one around here went to school or work yesterday.  Mostly what we get is usually always ice and that makes going almost impossible.  More of the same forecast for the weekend.  We've seen this before though and it won't last too long.  Spring is right around the corner!

Didn't get much here in WNC, but it was topped off by freezing ice. I have been iced in for two days because being in the mountains means a lot of shade and steep hills. Hope to get our streets plowed today.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on February 23, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
Holy shit, boys and girls! The US Weather Service official recording station at the Marysville, Ohio airport, just a few miles down the road from me, just recorded a temperature reading -- not a wind chill -- of -21 degrees Fahrenheit. FWIW, the station also recorded a wind chill rating of -35 degrees. If that's a true reading, it would probably break the low temp record for this date by something like 15 degrees.

Don't know if this is a local anomaly, a faulty thermometer, or what. Nearby reporting stations all say it's somewhere well below zero, but none of them are close to -21.

BR-R-R-R-R-R!! February sucks.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 24, 2015, 03:57:13 AM
Detroit and Ann Arbor records going back to 1900 and before are already broken. That should lower crime rates greatly as well: at least that much is a positive, as are brisk sales in sidewalk salt, kitty litter and other winter paraphernalia. May God bless and preserve all employees of whoever makes Polar Fleece long johns. Seriously!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: TboneAgain on February 24, 2015, 12:00:27 PM
Detroit and Ann Arbor records going back to 1900 and before are already broken. That should lower crime rates greatly as well: at least that much is a positive, as are brisk sales in sidewalk salt, kitty litter and other winter paraphernalia. May God bless and preserve all employees of whoever makes Polar Fleece long johns. Seriously!

It must have been some sort of concentrated cell here. Columbus recorded a low around -15, and Bellefontaine (the other direction) hit -12. Both of those are records by a considerable margin. But holy shit! Our temps (recorded at the Union County Airport at an official NWS station) were at -21 before midnight, stayed around -18 to -20 all night, and finally bottomed out at -23 as the sun was coming up. The Delaware NWS station, about 20 miles east of here, similarly recorded -24 about the same time this morning.

That doesn't merely break the record for this day in February. (Of course it does, by about 18 degrees!) Looking at the published records for Columbus, which go back to 1878, it breaks the all-time record for the coldest temperature : -22 degrees on January 19, 1994.

The whole business just frosts my ass.  :tounge:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 24, 2015, 01:59:23 PM
It must have been some sort of concentrated cell here. Columbus recorded a low around -15, and Bellefontaine (the other direction) hit -12. Both of those are records by a considerable margin. But holy shit! Our temps (recorded at the Union County Airport at an official NWS station) were at -21 before midnight, stayed around -18 to -20 all night, and finally bottomed out at -23 as the sun was coming up. The Delaware NWS station, about 20 miles east of here, similarly recorded -24 about the same time this morning.

That doesn't merely break the record for this day in February. (Of course it does, by about 18 degrees!) Looking at the published records for Columbus, which go back to 1878, it breaks the all-time record for the coldest temperature : -22 degrees on January 19, 1994.

The whole business just frosts my ass.  :tounge:

Damn I only got down to 18º last night.  But we are hitting almost 60º day time.  I can live with that, as I don't have to start mowing the yard yet.  Did I say it feels like 80º in the sun.    :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 24, 2015, 03:59:03 PM
Damn I only got down to 18º last night.  But we are hitting almost 60º day time.  I can live with that, as I don't have to start mowing the yard yet.  Did I say it feels like 80º in the sun.    :woot:
Yeah, we're having  spring weather (70s for the entire month), Toy mowed the grass yesterday, and I've been landscaping, using the tractor to scrape foot of new growth/weeds coming up.
Pushed down a few trees for next years firewood supply, and it's still supposed to be winter?

I hope to God we get a March miracle in lines of rain and snow, if not, there will be a lot of threatening fires, which will force me to push over nearly 50 trees to create a fire break.

But I'm sure glad we're not getting the weather our friends are getting in the East. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 12, 2015, 04:41:41 PM
Today at 7AM it was 100º on my back deck.  High for today they said 66º, but in the sun it's 82º.  I don't see temps dropping below 40º at night from now on. 

Put down 300lbs of fertilizer yesterday and turned on the yard watering system.  I will gave it a good watering ever other day or so as need until I need to start watering ever day.   I have bulbs sprouting up and the leaves on the trees are starting to come out.  Put in some daffodils to keep the good wife happy this year. 

Will be taking off my snow tires tomorrow as I have not needed them for the last 2 months for snow.  But there been ice on the road at 5AM, up to last week sometimes.   I think this is going to be a very short Spring for us.  This may be a two crop year for most of the farmers in this area this year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on March 12, 2015, 06:25:49 PM
Sprinkles yesterday, and 81 today in the shade. BLECH!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on March 24, 2015, 09:02:38 PM
Cool nights here (35-45 at night, 60-75 days).  Really nice to get out and about daily routines.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 25, 2015, 05:40:04 AM
Cool nights here (35-45 at night, 60-75 days).  Really nice to get out and about daily routines.

I had to cut my grass for the first time this year last Saturday.  It was that or bring in a Swather.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on March 27, 2015, 03:37:18 PM
I had to cut my grass for the first time this year last Saturday.  It was that or bring in a Swather.   :lol:

3:36 P.M. and it's 100º in my front yard.   :lol:
Title: Snow On The Dogwood, Winters Over
Post by: Solar on April 07, 2015, 12:50:41 PM
Yep, it's snowing, and the Dogwood is in bloom, and as folklore has it, this is the very last blast of winter, solid spring fro here on out.
Thing is, we've been in solid spring for the last two months. :glare:
Title: Re: Snow On The Dogwood, Winters Over
Post by: walkstall on April 07, 2015, 03:26:37 PM
Yep, it's snowing, and the Dogwood is in bloom, and as folklore has it, this is the very last blast of winter, solid spring fro here on out.
Thing is, we've been in solid spring for the last two months. :glare:

We have been in the mid 30º at night for 3 days and 55º day time.  Were moving back up into the 60's day time and around 40º night time now.   We should start hitting the 70's by Sunday
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 28, 2015, 07:56:04 AM
I think Summer is on us.  :lol:  7:30 A.M.  My spring load thermometer is hitting 120º. on the back deck.   :smile:  In the front yard it is only 60º, we should hit 80º before the day is over.   Time to bring out all the deck chairs and swing.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 28, 2015, 08:55:38 AM
I think Summer is on us.  :lol:  7:30 A.M.  My spring load thermometer is hitting 120º. on the back deck.   :smile:  In the front yard it is only 60º, we should hit 80º before the day is over.   Time to bring out all the deck chairs and swing.
Yeah, we hit 80 yesterday. And that was after two inches of rain the day before. HUMID as all get out.
Nights are still in the 30s luckily.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 28, 2015, 10:01:02 AM
Yeah, we hit 80 yesterday. And that was after two inches of rain the day before. HUMID as all get out.
Nights are still in the 30s luckily.

They put out the honey bee hives two weeks ago.  So there all over the place.  Nice to see them around, can not say the same for the hornets.  I knock down about 6 hornets nest a year.  They tend to think they own the place once they get established about the size of a baseball.  The good wife being a city girl all her life, took about a month too find out that if you leave honey bee alone they will leave you alone.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on April 28, 2015, 11:17:53 AM
They put out the honey bee hives two weeks ago.  So there all over the place.  Nice to see them around, can not say the same for the hornets.  I knock down about 6 hornets nest a year.  They tend to think they own the place once they get established about the size of a baseball.  The good wife being a city girl all her life, took about a month too find out that if you leave honey bee alone they will leave you alone.

Then why do they sting you when you don't even realize they are present??   :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 28, 2015, 11:25:33 AM
They put out the honey bee hives two weeks ago.  So there all over the place.  Nice to see them around, can not say the same for the hornets.  I knock down about 6 hornets nest a year.  They tend to think they own the place once they get established about the size of a baseball.  The good wife being a city girl all her life, took about a month too find out that if you leave honey bee alone they will leave you alone.
Hornets cycle here, some years we have none, other years you can't walk outside after eating unless you wash off of the smell of food.
Dog food has to stay in the house, no garbage outside, nothing edible.

But wasps? We have on average 30 or more nests early in the spring, that quickly grow to a 12" pancake if they aren't killed off.
This year I think I'll call the pest guy to deal with it. :cursing:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 28, 2015, 11:38:59 AM
Then why do they sting you when you don't even realize they are present??   :smile:

In all my years of working around honey bee I was only sting once.  I put my hand around one not knowing it, picking something up.   Hmm... could be they like me.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on April 28, 2015, 11:44:43 AM
In all my years of working around honey bee I was only sting once.  I put my hand around one not knowing it, picking something up.   Hmm... could be they like me.   :lol:

I'm sure that's it!!  You're just as sweet as honey.....    :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 28, 2015, 12:20:16 PM
I'm sure that's it!!  You're just as sweet as honey.....    :lol:

That young lady is what all the ladies tell my wife.  (that I am sweet)  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 10, 2015, 08:26:03 PM
It has been in the high 70's for the last two week and the last two day has been in the 80's.  The first of the hay was cut last week.  The first of the hay will be raked and bailed and stacked, come Monday A.M.  They will be running four rakes and six baler.  This year will see four cutting around my area.  With it being Mothers day it will be the last of under 35º for the fruit trees and grapes.  There saying it could start raining late Monday night and rain Tue. and Wed. also.  Will be nice for the dry farmer up on horse heaven hills. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on May 22, 2015, 09:27:12 PM
Looks like we will be above average this year Solar.   We have been in the high 80º and will be in the mid 90's next week. 


(http://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/june-august-cast_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on May 23, 2015, 08:28:26 AM
Looks like we will be above average this year Solar.   We have been in the high 80º and will be in the mid 90's next week. 


(http://dsx.weather.com//util/image/w/june-august-cast_0.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)

Thanks for that forecast map, walkstall..   Looks like my neighborhood is in for a mild summer!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 06, 2015, 02:40:53 PM
We will hit 93+ today.  The next 3 days will be 100º to 100º+.   Not a cloud in the sky.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 06, 2015, 02:46:42 PM
We will hit 93+ today.  The next 3 days will be 100º to 100º+.   Not a cloud in the sky.
Were having thunderstorms, nearly a half inch of rain in an hour, and generating 60 lightning strikes a minute. And sometimes even more, over 100 per min.
It was nonstop thunder and lightning for about 6 hours.
Poor dog was a wreck. :biggrin:

This so much reminded me of Kansas and Nebraska.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 06, 2015, 03:07:17 PM
Were having thunderstorms, nearly a half inch of rain in an hour, and generating 60 lightning strikes a minute. And sometimes even more, over 100 per min.
It was nonstop thunder and lightning for about 6 hours.
Poor dog was a wreck. :biggrin:

This so much reminded me of Kansas and Nebraska.


We had a thunder and lightning show last week for two nights.  Along with very little rain.  Most of it was in Oregon along the Blue Mountain Range.  I don't see us falling below 90º for the next 9 days.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 06, 2015, 03:42:57 PM

We had a thunder and lightning show last week for two nights.  Along with very little rain.  Most of it was in Oregon along the Blue Mountain Range.  I don't see us falling below 90º for the next 9 days.
Forecasts say we'll be heating up too this week, but when it follows rain like this, that means humidity.  :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 08, 2015, 07:47:38 PM
It was 85 here today, but Toys car in the valley on the freeway said 108.
Tomorrow more tropical moisture move in from the equator, expecting rain across the state, and more lightning here.
Had two solid strikes on each side of the house last time, no more than a 100' away.

I love this weather in the winter, but this time of year is a bitch with the humidity.
Tonight SoCal will be sweltering as it moves in, 90% humidity with lows in the possible upper 80s? Yuck....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 08, 2015, 08:04:52 PM
It was 85 here today, but Toys car in the valley on the freeway said 108.
Tomorrow more tropical moisture move in from the equator, expecting rain across the state, and more lightning here.
Had two solid strikes on each side of the house last time, no more than a 100' away.

I love this weather in the winter, but this time of year is a bitch with the humidity.
Tonight SoCal will be sweltering as it moves in, 90% humidity with lows in the possible upper 80s? Yuck....

Was in town today and it was 114º at 12:00 noon.  Dropped down on Rt. 14 along the river coming home and it was 101º, up on the low ridge my place it was 106º.  Backyard right now 98º and front yard 110º, humidity a nice 14%.   They say it will drop down to 101º tomorrow.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 09, 2015, 05:34:49 AM
Was in town today and it was 114º at 12:00 noon.  Dropped down on Rt. 14 along the river coming home and it was 101º, up on the low ridge my place it was 106º.  Backyard right now 98º and front yard 110º, humidity a nice 14%.   They say it will drop down to 101º tomorrow.
I don't mind the heat, as long as it's dry out. But 100 degrees with 80%+ humidity and that's just beyond the miserable index.
Today is starting out nice and cool, but looking at the satellite pic, I'm in for some serious humidity, and most likely rain, which is good, I haven't had to water the lawn yet..
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 21, 2015, 03:58:35 PM
Monday we will start out at 90º by Thu. 100º and right up the line by next Tue. calling for 112º.   :thumbsup:   :lol:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 21, 2015, 04:44:03 PM
Monday we will start out at 90º by Thu. 100º and right up the line by next Tue. calling for 112º.   :thumbsup:   :lol:

I didn't know that California ever got that hot!  whew, that's awful.  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 21, 2015, 06:19:42 PM
I didn't know that California ever got that hot!  whew, that's awful.  :woot:

Not Cal.  This is the desert area in South/East Washington.  Almost every A.M. my back deck hits 135º+ as the sun comes up and bounces off the river in two places.  So I am being hit by the sun three times all at once.  It's that way for about 2hrs. a day.  It does that almost all summer long. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 21, 2015, 08:12:30 PM
I didn't know that California ever got that hot!  whew, that's awful.  :woot:
Oh yeah, the valley breaks 100+ much of the summer.
Remember, Ca is a desert with mountains. But yeah, Walks is in Washington, about 500 air miles to the north of me.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 21, 2015, 08:25:51 PM
Not Cal.  This is the desert area in South/East Washington.  Almost every A.M. my back deck hits 135º+ as the sun comes up and bounces off the river in two places.  So I am being hit by the sun three times all at once.  It's that way for about 2hrs. a day.  It does that almost all summer long.

Oh, wow, that is very hot.  We used to get those temps in the Saudi desert but I did not know it got that hot anywhere in the U.S..... except maybe Death Valley.

My aunt and uncle lived in Pasco, Washington.  They both died last week.... five days apart after 65 years of marriage..... sad but probably good.

Are you far from Pasco?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 21, 2015, 08:32:35 PM
Oh, wow, that is very hot.  We used to get those temps in the Saudi desert but I did not know it got that hot anywhere in the U.S..... except maybe Death Valley.

My aunt and uncle lived in Pasco, Washington.  They both died last week.... five days apart after 65 years of marriage..... sad but probably good.

Are you far from Pasco?
Anywhere West of the Rockies hit's 100+.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 21, 2015, 08:54:29 PM
Oh, wow, that is very hot.  We used to get those temps in the Saudi desert but I did not know it got that hot anywhere in the U.S..... except maybe Death Valley.

My aunt and uncle lived in Pasco, Washington.  They both died last week.... five days apart after 65 years of marriage..... sad but probably good.

Are you far from Pasco?

That's about 65 miles from me.   I go into Pasco about once every two months.  It's part of the tri cities area Pasco, Kennewick and Richland.  I shop most of the time in Kennewick.  But also shop in Pasco and Richland off and on. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 22, 2015, 04:58:36 AM
That's about 65 miles from me.   I go into Pasco about once every two months.  It's part of the tri cities area Pasco, Kennewick and Richland.  I shop most of the time in Kennewick.  But also shop in Pasco and Richland off and on.

I have been up there in Pasco several times.   Many moons ago (I was a baby) my grandparents lived in Grandview.  That is when my aunt married a local boy from Sunnyside.  My grandparents returned to their roots in Arkansas but my aunt and her husband stayed in that area where he finally Pastored a church in Pasco for decades.

Therefore we periodically trek to Pasco to visit my aunt and uncle.  I think their three grown kids live in Kennewick.

Back when my husband and I lived on the road in our Motorcoach we traveled all over that part of Washington..... even went up to the Coulee Dam.   But we really liked Couer D' Alene, Idaho!  We spent several July 4 holidays there.

I knew it gets hot in the NW.   But not 135+ degrees!  That is viciously hot.   :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 22, 2015, 06:54:08 AM
I have been up there in Pasco several times.   Many moons ago (I was a baby) my grandparents lived in Grandview.  That is when my aunt married a local boy from Sunnyside.  My grandparents returned to their roots in Arkansas but my aunt and her husband stayed in that area where he finally Pastored a church in Pasco for decades.

Therefore we periodically trek to Pasco to visit my aunt and uncle.  I think their three grown kids live in Kennewick.

Back when my husband and I lived on the road in our Motorcoach we traveled all over that part of Washington..... even went up to the Coulee Dam.   But we really liked Couer D' Alene, Idaho!  We spent several July 4 holidays there.

I knew it gets hot in the NW.   But not 135+ degrees!  That is viciously hot.   :scared:

My son asked me this morning about normal temps in our part of SC when I was growing up.  I haven't researched what the norms were but can remember the hottest summer we had.  The high temp rarely went above 96deg and I never remember the temp being over 100deg.  The temps this week alone will be at or above 100deg and it'll feel like 106deg or even higher.  The problem with that high temp is the ever lingering high humidity and with it the deaths reported because of the heat.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 22, 2015, 09:59:56 AM
My son asked me this morning about normal temps in our part of SC when I was growing up.  I haven't researched what the norms were but can remember the hottest summer we had.  The high temp rarely went above 96deg and I never remember the temp being over 100deg.  The temps this week alone will be at or above 100deg and it'll feel like 106deg or even higher.  The problem with that high temp is the ever lingering high humidity and with it the deaths reported because of the heat.   

Thanks for that info, key..  I remember summers being hot when I was a kid but we did not have air conditioning back then.  Makes a huge difference!

In my currently location in north Texas we seldom have temps above the mid to low 90s and the humidity isn't so bad most of the time.  And since we do not normally have severe winters, I consider it to be an ideal location weather wise.  We looked at living in Florida but the humidity is a killer in the summer months!!!

I love the mountains, but most mountainous areas have severe winters IMO.

So, here we are in Texas!!   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 22, 2015, 03:59:20 PM

I knew it gets hot in the NW.   But not 135+ degrees!  That is viciously hot.   :scared:

It only gets that hot on my back deck for 2+ hrs.  When the sun is no longer bounces off the river in two places.  It drops down to normal, what ever normal is for that time a day.    :lol:

My wife had a uncle in Grandview. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 23, 2015, 08:29:05 AM
Thanks for that info, key..  I remember summers being hot when I was a kid but we did not have air conditioning back then.  Makes a huge difference!

In my currently location in north Texas we seldom have temps above the mid to low 90s and the humidity isn't so bad most of the time.  And since we do not normally have severe winters, I consider it to be an ideal location weather wise.  We looked at living in Florida but the humidity is a killer in the summer months!!!

I love the mountains, but most mountainous areas have severe winters IMO.



So, here we are in Texas!!   :ohmy:

We live about 7.5 miles from the NC line.  The area here is in a beautiful full view of the Smokie Mountains.  My husband was born in Sylva NC, right in the heart of the Smokies.  We take most of our vacations there just to relax.  My folks moved here from Madison County NC. in an area known as Spring Creek (can't get any further back in the sticks).  Winters in both those area are brutal and the humidity is ever as bad there as it is here.  Winters are not that bad here.  The most terrible thing we have here is ice storms but, thankfully, not that many.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 23, 2015, 08:34:36 AM
We live about 7.5 miles from the NC line.  The area here is in a beautiful full view of the Smokie Mountains.  My husband was born in Sylva NC, right in the heart of the Smokies.  We take most of our vacations there just to relax.  My folks moved here from Madison County NC. in an area known as Spring Creek (can't get any further back in the sticks).  Winters in both those area are brutal and the humidity is ever as bad there as it is here.  Winters are not that bad here.  The most terrible thing we have here is ice storms but, thankfully, not that many.

The Carolinas are indeed beautiful but my allergies are horrific there (as well as in Virginia)!! 

If not for that, we might have picked that area to retire.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 28, 2015, 06:03:02 AM
Anywhere West of the Rockies hit's 100+.
Drove 500 miles through desert yesterday hit Idaho hoping it would cool down from the 100+ the entire drive, but nope, 104 which broke all records, supposed to hit 109 today.

What sucks, is Ca is cooling down, Sac valley to hit 112 then start cooling down, while all this week will be well over 100 in Idaho.
Talk about bad timing :glare:
We're heading north to the Canadian border today, but I've no doubt we'll be hitting another hotel tonight, sleeping outside on 80 deg weather ain't happening.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 28, 2015, 06:41:51 AM
The lowest it got last night for us was 70º.  Calling for 111º to day.   Are you in the truck or car?  My truck A/C will not keep up with the heat with the big windows. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 28, 2015, 07:50:29 AM
Truck....  And Toy is freezing.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 28, 2015, 08:09:50 AM
Truck....  And Toy is freezing.

I have had my truck in twice and they say the system is working great no problems.  But after running for about 1hr. I have to shut it off for about 4min and let the fan blow and unfreeze it.  Then it good for about one more hr. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 28, 2015, 09:08:34 AM
I have had my truck in twice and they say the system is working great no problems.  But after running for about 1hr. I have to shut it off for about 4min and let the fan blow and unfreeze it.  Then it good for about one more hr.
I'd say the condenser evaporator is failing, my ElCamino had that problem. But you're right, my truck takes at least 15 minutes to cool the cab down, while Toy's Forester is cool the second you turn it on, freezing you out within 3 minutes..

They are predicting the same here, which is way above normal, even breaking all time records for Idaho.

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 28, 2015, 10:21:40 PM
Well, wonders never cease and the weather bureau finally got it right for us today.  We were promised a very nice day here today with temps returning to normal for our area.  They were actually better than normal with a high of only 85 deg.  Absolute wonderful weather and after church we cooked outside on the grill.  No problem with weather this nice and it is supposed to continue for a few days with low humidity. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 29, 2015, 07:18:32 AM
We hit Moscow Idaho yesterday afternoon, 112 degrees at 5:00 PM. :scared:
We're headed for the Canadian border this morning, but I can only surmise Canadian' are suffering this heat as well, while records drop across the west.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 29, 2015, 09:00:27 AM
We hit Moscow Idaho yesterday afternoon, 112 degrees at 5:00 PM. :scared:
We're headed for the Canadian border this morning, but I can only surmise Canadian' are suffering this heat as well, while records drop across the west.

I've been to Moscow, Idaho before and it can get very hot there.  Best I remember it is in a low elevation that tends to trap the heat in it.  We had a big RV rally there and it was hotter than thunder!!

As you move on north it is bound to improve some.  If you are doing any camping there is a terrific RV and camping park on an island in the lake at Coeur d'Alene.  July 4th is always a lot of activity there..... a Triathlon, terrific fireworks, and tons of entertainment.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 29, 2015, 09:38:35 AM
More wonders!  The temp on our back deck this morning at 6am when the "sheriff" left for work was a cool 50deg.  I had to go back in and get his jacket, as he is cold natured.  We go from one extreme change to the next but I like what we're getting now.  Time to take a ride in my newly tuned up truck.  Go granny go!    :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 29, 2015, 03:26:16 PM
I've been to Moscow, Idaho before and it can get very hot there.  Best I remember it is in a low elevation that tends to trap the heat in it.  We had a big RV rally there and it was hotter than thunder!!

As you move on north it is bound to improve some.  If you are doing any camping there is a terrific RV and camping park on an island in the lake at Coeur d'Alene.  July 4th is always a lot of activity there..... a Triathlon, terrific fireworks, and tons of entertainment.
Hit the Canadian border a few minutes ago, had lighting and hail, (nice change from the hundred plus we've experienced since leaving Ca), when we arrived at noon, it dropped 30 degrees in 5 minutes, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief.

We're at Kootenai lodge for the night and will head back into the mountains along the border in search of land tomorrow.
So far this is the nicest place we've stayed, it really is pure luxury.

Driving through the state, reminds me of the 5s and 60s of Ca, where everyone is polite and friendly, no stupid laws like helmet laws enforcing commons sense, quads drive on the main roads with cars, kids still experience riding in the back of a truck in lawn chairs.

Have yet to see any cops outside of the two parked in Lewiston, I've been averaging 90mph since I left Oregon, and most cars were right with me./;
They hate liberals here.

My kind of state. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 29, 2015, 03:29:44 PM
Hit the Canadian border a few minutes ago, had lighting and hail, (nice change from the hundred plus we've experienced since leaving Ca), when we arrived at noon, it dropped 30 degrees in 5 minutes, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief.

We're at Kootenai lodge for the night and will head back into the mountains along the border in search of land tomorrow.
So far this is the nicest place we've stayed, it really is pure luxury.

Driving through the state, reminds me of the 5s and 60s of Ca, where everyone is polite and friendly, no stupid laws like helmet laws enforcing commons sense, quads drive on the main roads with cars, kids still experience riding in the back of a truck in lawn chairs.

Have yet to see any cops outside of the two parked in Lewiston, I've been averaging 90mph since I left Oregon, and most cars were right with me./;
They hate liberals here.

My kind of state. :thumbsup:

Good luck in your property search!  Keep us posted!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: taxed on June 29, 2015, 09:40:09 PM
Hit the Canadian border a few minutes ago, had lighting and hail, (nice change from the hundred plus we've experienced since leaving Ca), when we arrived at noon, it dropped 30 degrees in 5 minutes, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief.

We're at Kootenai lodge for the night and will head back into the mountains along the border in search of land tomorrow.
So far this is the nicest place we've stayed, it really is pure luxury.

Driving through the state, reminds me of the 5s and 60s of Ca, where everyone is polite and friendly, no stupid laws like helmet laws enforcing commons sense, quads drive on the main roads with cars, kids still experience riding in the back of a truck in lawn chairs.

Have yet to see any cops outside of the two parked in Lewiston, I've been averaging 90mph since I left Oregon, and most cars were right with me./;
They hate liberals here.

My kind of state. :thumbsup:

That's what they pave the roads with...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 29, 2015, 09:58:23 PM
Hit the Canadian border a few minutes ago, had lighting and hail, (nice change from the hundred plus we've experienced since leaving Ca), when we arrived at noon, it dropped 30 degrees in 5 minutes, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief.

We're at Kootenai lodge for the night and will head back into the mountains along the border in search of land tomorrow.
So far this is the nicest place we've stayed, it really is pure luxury.

Driving through the state, reminds me of the 5s and 60s of Ca, where everyone is polite and friendly, no stupid laws like helmet laws enforcing commons sense, quads drive on the main roads with cars, kids still experience riding in the back of a truck in lawn chairs.

Have yet to see any cops outside of the two parked in Lewiston, I've been averaging 90mph since I left Oregon, and most cars were right with me./;
They hate liberals here.

My kind of state. :thumbsup:

As I remember as on July 2014 interstates 15, 84, and 86, the speed limit was increase to 80 mph for vehicle traffic.  It was 75 mph before that.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on June 30, 2015, 03:47:58 AM
Hit the Canadian border a few minutes ago, had lighting and hail, (nice change from the hundred plus we've experienced since leaving Ca), when we arrived at noon, it dropped 30 degrees in 5 minutes, everyone was breathing a sigh of relief.

We're at Kootenai lodge for the night and will head back into the mountains along the border in search of land tomorrow.
So far this is the nicest place we've stayed, it really is pure luxury.

Driving through the state, reminds me of the 5s and 60s of Ca, where everyone is polite and friendly, no stupid laws like helmet laws enforcing commons sense, quads drive on the main roads with cars, kids still experience riding in the back of a truck in lawn chairs.

Have yet to see any cops outside of the two parked in Lewiston, I've been averaging 90mph since I left Oregon, and most cars were right with me./;
They hate liberals here.

My kind of state. :thumbsup:

Dang, y'all moving?  Gonna' stay with us here on the forum, right? 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on June 30, 2015, 04:34:00 AM
Dang, y'all moving?  Gonna' stay with us here on the forum, right?

I think he is just following the exodus from the Left coast.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 30, 2015, 07:29:15 AM
That's what they pave the roads with...
That would explain the weird road noise I was hearing.
Here I was starting to feel bed that I might be hitting little critters.

Now I actually "Feel" better. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: admin on June 30, 2015, 07:34:57 AM
I think he is just following the exodus from the Left coast.   :laugh:
Exactly! I had hoped that we could save the state, but with the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Gerrymandering Marxists, they get to keep the leftists districts they created.

The state will have to collapse before it can be saved, and I will "Prey" upon it's inevitable demise.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 08:19:08 AM
Left Lewiston Idaho yesterday around 8:00 AM, rolled into home here in the Sierra at 8:00 PM.
Luckily we planned this all to avoid the 4th. so there really was little traffic to contend with, left Idaho doing 80 MPH, hit Oregon where the speed is 55, hit 90 most of the way through, and Nevada at 100.
Which worked out perfectly, because this is just open pasture/prairie for hundreds of miles.
All unique in their own right, but much like Kansas, Nebraska etc, one hill looks like the next, so going slow gets to be monotonous.

There just wasn't a cop to be seen unless you were in a major city, which we avoided nearly completely.
The scenery was gorgeous, from desert, high desert, to heavy forest and pasture land, all beautiful in it's own right.
 The only land we found that even resembled the quality and beauty of what we have here was in the Pan Handle of Idaho, a bit pricey, but what really surprised me the most was the lack of creeks.
There were plenty of lakes, thousands of lakes, from small 100 acre lakes to miles and miles long lakes, all seemed fed by main rivers, like the Snake or Salmon or a few others.

Here in Ca, in my neck of the woods near Tahoe, at the base of every mountain, you'll find a creek, spring or lake, even small mountains have a creek, all dumping into larger confluences, of course all these lead to the Sacramento river and eventually to the Delta for some stupid fish and flush out to sea never used.
I digress.

Point is, the land we buy has to have a creek or spring, be at roughly 4000' plus, and of course be beautiful, but for the life of us, we couldn't find a competent real estate agent.
One office I stopped in, the man was in his late 80s and could barely walk, while his partner, a 30 something woman, weighed in around 350+.
Neither of these two have even seen outside the office or cafe in decades, so all they could find was what was listed on the web, and we already had that access.

Oh, and Toy pointed out, that in all that traveling, the highest peak we crossed was around 6000', except for here in our neighborhood where it's closer to 8000'.
We really wanted to be at the base of high peaks overlooking Idaho, and they probably exist, but we couldn't find a competent agent to find them for us.

Discovered a neat tip for anyone considering a passport.
I asked at the Canadian border crossing what it entailed, she said I could go to my DMV here in Ca and get an "Enhanced Drivers License" at no extra cost that gets you across the border through a special line.

I think next time we'll fly a private shuttle and rent a car when we get there. Though we truly enjoyed the road trip, this time we know where to look, so flying right in will save a lot of time.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on July 02, 2015, 10:15:10 AM
The How-I-Spent-My-Vacation post above was arguably the longest piece Solar has written on a topic not involving politics. Just sayin'. Glad to hear you're considering speeding things up AWAY from the public roadways. Have you considered skydiving to the realtor's office?
:wink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 12:47:15 PM
The How-I-Spent-My-Vacation post above was arguably the longest piece Solar has written on a topic not involving politics. Just sayin'. Glad to hear you're considering speeding things up AWAY from the public roadways. Have you considered skydiving to the realtor's office?
:wink:
:lol:
Yes, why yes I did.
Actually I considered renting a helicopter and doing an aerial survey. That'll be next time, because I'm not driving another 1000+ miles in the truck again.

Best mileage I got was 17 miles per, average was probably 12+.
Meaning I had to stop and fill up every 200 to 300 miles, which means I had to stop more often than I preferred, especially when it was 110 outside and hotter the further north we got.
Hey, when you can drive 200 miles and not see one soul, why in the Hell would you do the speed limit.
Seriously, saw no life, even the birds weren't flying, though I did see a total of 3 chipmunks the entire way.

I'm just glad most counties across the west are broke and see law enforcement a waste of tax dollars, especially where little crime occurs. In my world, that equates to Liberty.
I saw absolutely no graffiti, trash, vandalism etc. and because most of N/W America is still full of good ol Americans, shame is still alive and so is self policing.

One thing that was more than apparent, was the Libertarian movement was strong.
In that, as long as you don't interfere with the quality of life of others, do your thing.
No helmet laws, kids can still ride in the back of PU trucks, Quad runners used like cars on the main HWY.
In other words, personal responsibility is the law of the land.

It may very well be against the law, but the cops obviously don't enforce it, like the one guy said about the 55 MPH limit in Oregon, it's all a front to get tax dollars from the Fed, they put up the signs, we pretend to obey ignore the laws.

The average speed on all the roads across all three states was 85+, that's only when I came across another vehicle.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 02, 2015, 01:25:11 PM
Well, I hope you find the property of your dreams.

When you were talking about wanting bigger mountains I couldn't help but think of the Tetons.  The mountain streams and trout fishing there are incredible.  And the Tetons are among the most beautiful of mountains in America.  Of course, the property prices may be sky high.... I have no idea.  But it certainly is a beautiful place!  I would think that there may still be remote locations that are affordable there.

I will say that the road from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake is the most godforsaken stretch of road I have ever seen.... nothing but high elevation stock ranches with brutal winters!

But I am sure you will end up finding something you like eventually.  If the world financial crisis worsens you might end up getting a terrific deal somewhere.   When markets crash some people are forced to sell secondary properties.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on July 02, 2015, 01:39:19 PM
:lol:
Yes, why yes I did.
Actually I considered renting a helicopter and doing an aerial survey. That'll be next time, because I'm not driving another 1000+ miles in the truck again.

Best mileage I got was 17 miles per, average was probably 12+.
Meaning I had to stop and fill up every 200 to 300 miles, which means I had to stop more often than I preferred, especially when it was 110 outside and hotter the further north we got.
Hey, when you can drive 200 miles and not see one soul, why in the Hell would you do the speed limit.
Seriously, saw no life, even the birds weren't flying, though I did see a total of 3 chipmunks the entire way.

I'm just glad most counties across the west are broke and see law enforcement a waste of tax dollars, especially where little crime occurs. In my world, that equates to Liberty.
I saw absolutely no graffiti, trash, vandalism etc. and because most of N/W America is still full of good ol Americans, shame is still alive and so is self policing.

One thing that was more than apparent, was the Libertarian movement was strong.
In that, as long as you don't interfere with the quality of life of others, do your thing.
No helmet laws, kids can still ride in the back of PU trucks, Quad runners used like cars on the main HWY.
In other words, personal responsibility is the law of the land.

It may very well be against the law, but the cops obviously don't enforce it, like the one guy said about the 55 MPH limit in Oregon, it's all a front to get tax dollars from the Fed, they put up the signs, we pretend to obey ignore the laws.

The average speed on all the roads across all three states was 85+, that's only when I came across another vehicle.

I just saw a piece where Oregon was introducing "Oregon Drive" where people are taxed by the mile. They put a GPS in your car and charge $.015 cents per mile. It is voluntary right now and you are supposed to receive a refund for any paid gas taxes. The administrative costs are an admitted 40% of every dollar taken in. That means it probably is at least 65%-70%.  They actually have people signing up for this program. This program is a liberal's dream. It is expensive, inefficient and gives the government knowledge of everywhere someone has gone. What a trifecta.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 02:02:54 PM
Well, I hope you find the property of your dreams.

When you were talking about wanting bigger mountains I couldn't help but think of the Tetons.  The mountain streams and trout fishing there are incredible.  And the Tetons are among the most beautiful of mountains in America.  Of course, the property prices may be sky high.... I have no idea.  But it certainly is a beautiful place!  I would think that there may still be remote locations that are affordable there.

I will say that the road from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake is the most godforsaken stretch of road I have ever seen.... nothing but high elevation stock ranches with brutal winters!

But I am sure you will end up finding something you like eventually.  If the world financial crisis worsens you might end up getting a terrific deal somewhere.   When markets crash some people are forced to sell secondary properties.  Good luck.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You just described our entire drive. I love Wyoming, almost considered it as well.
Yeah, we're sticking to the panhandle area, but there isn't a lot to choose from, but it is a beautiful area.
A windstorm rolled through the night before last, gusts over 100, trees down everywhere, but apparently that's normal for the area. :scared:

At least we know the wind turbine will work. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 02:05:42 PM
I just saw a piece where Oregon was introducing "Oregon Drive" where people are taxed by the mile. They put a GPS in your car and charge $.015 cents per mile. It is voluntary right now and you are supposed to receive a refund for any paid gas taxes. The administrative costs are an admitted 40% of every dollar taken in. That means it probably is at least 65%-70%.  They actually have people signing up for this program. This program is a liberal's dream. It is expensive, inefficient and gives the government knowledge of everywhere someone has gone. What a trifecta.
Those idiots are nuts. I heard on Oregon radio that their latest is a 20+ cent gas tax hike.
They tried to justify it by claiming it will keep property tax low. :lol:

These people are just as loony as Ca, and more so in many instances.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 02, 2015, 02:54:20 PM
Those idiots are nuts. I heard on Oregon radio that their latest is a 20+ cent gas tax hike.
They tried to justify it by claiming it will keep property tax low. :lol:

These people are just as loony as Ca, and more so in many instances.

 :lol:  Your going to see people driving into Washington just for gas if they do.   Once they get the $.015 cents per mile per GPS then they will keep the gas tax also.  Right now it just to get people to change over on there own.  When they will not do that, then they will make them pay both.    :lol:  Trust me government does not give the working class anything back they only take.   Next they will be charging farmer GPS millage tax. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 03:21:55 PM
:lol:  Your going to see people driving into Washington just for gas if they do.   Once they get the $.015 cents per mile per GPS then they will keep the gas tax also.  Right now it just to get people to change over on there own.  When they will not do that, then they will make them pay both.    :lol:  Trust me government does not give the working class anything back they only take.   Next they will be charging farmer GPS millage tax.

I know, it amazes me they vote themselves tax increases to save money. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Now that's lib logic....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 02, 2015, 04:05:12 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You just described our entire drive. I love Wyoming, almost considered it as well.
Yeah, we're sticking to the panhandle area, but there isn't a lot to choose from, but it is a beautiful area.
A windstorm rolled through the night before last, gusts over 100, trees down everywhere, but apparently that's normal for the area. :scared:

At least we know the wind turbine will work. :biggrin:

Wind turbines!!!?  I thought you were a solar guy!!!   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 02, 2015, 04:54:05 PM
Wind turbines!!!?  I thought you were a solar guy!!!   :ohmy:

In some places one can complement the other.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 02, 2015, 06:26:33 PM
Wind turbines!!!?  I thought you were a solar guy!!!   :ohmy:
Nope, I'm an expert in all alternative energy production.
I'd happily use wind here in the Sierra, but it's just not windy enough.

This is why I was looking for a creek, so I could go hydro generation.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 03, 2015, 05:21:21 AM
Nope, I'm an expert in all alternative energy production.
I'd happily use wind here in the Sierra, but it's just not windy enough.

This is why I was looking for a creek, so I could go hydro generation.

That would be nice to be able to always have electricity without relying upon utilities!

We had solar panels on our motorhome but they could only provide minimal power supplement...... kept the batteries all charged and frig running when no utilities.

We are an "energy" family also.  Our son is in carbon, our daughter is in wind turbine, and my husband is retired carbon.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 03, 2015, 07:04:43 AM
That would be nice to be able to always have electricity without relying upon utilities!

We had solar panels on our motorhome but they could only provide minimal power supplement...... kept the batteries all charged and frig running when no utilities.

We are an "energy" family also.  Our son is in carbon, our daughter is in wind turbine, and my husband is retired carbon.
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Carbon....I like that. :biggrin:
But your daughter needs to be looking for a new field. The Wind turbine industry is solely dependent upon subsidy, and that all ends in late 2017.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 03, 2015, 12:03:02 PM
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Carbon....I like that. :biggrin:
But your daughter needs to be looking for a new field. The Wind turbine industry is solely dependent upon subsidy, and that all ends in late 2017.

No.  She works for a German Company and lives in Scotland.  Her job takes her all over the world.  She travels almost constantly.  I think her next trip is to Montreal and Oregon.  No kidding!!! 

There are still many "green hearted" places in the world....  :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on July 03, 2015, 12:40:53 PM
No.  She works for a German Company and lives in Scotland.  Her job takes her all over the world.  She travels almost constantly.  I think her next trip is to Montreal and Oregon.  No kidding!!! 

There are still many "green hearted" places in the world....  :lol:

I hope she gets to fly business class. I traveled just the USA for three years and it is no fun even if flying up front.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 03, 2015, 12:57:24 PM
I hope she gets to fly business class. I traveled just the USA for three years and it is no fun even if flying up front.

Oh, I know!!!  You are right.

But she grew up spending a lot of time in airplanes on long international flights.  This is all old hat to her!  She is more than a seasoned traveler.   It is in her blood.  But she just hates being away from home so much.  Fortunately she does not have children...... just two cats and a husband.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 08, 2015, 06:29:21 AM
Look like two more days above 100º, then we drop down into the high 90's. 

They say corn must be knee high by the 4th of July for a good crop.  In my area it 6 feet tall right now.  Talk on the 10 meter radios start up around 4:30 A.M. in the fields and don't end until around 10:00 P.M.  Even with AC units in all the tractors around it makes for a long hot day.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on July 10, 2015, 07:56:05 AM
We've had one of the craziest years that I can remember.  I've seen our peach crop fizzle after the first picking.  There are numerous corn fields near my home that have been abandoned due to non sufficient growth (stunted) and that by our lack of rain.  Flowers and shrubs around my neighborhood that normally bloom before now have got a late start and then only minimally blooming very small flowers.  When you sit at home a lot and see things on a routine basis, you can tell when there is as dramatic a change as I am seeing this year.  Sad too!  Our temps this week are close to 100 deg and the heat index is 100+ with high humidity.  Yep, it's summertime here. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on July 10, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
I'm on the coast, and this morning was the first time the sun was out in I can't remember when.  We've had heavy overcast for weeks. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 10, 2015, 09:10:06 AM
I'm on the coast, and this morning was the first time the sun was out in I can't remember when.  We've had heavy overcast for weeks.
Yep, we had a half inch of rain yesterday and raining as I post.
Historically speaking, this is turning out to be an early winter, Madrone is shedding leaves a month early, this weather pattern is a month early as well, considering we don't get the tropical moisture till august.
Including the fact that every conifer is coning in abundance, meaning nature expects heavy rain, anyway that's how droughts always end, with the trees planting in abundance.

Yeah, the drought is over and another cycle begins. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 10, 2015, 04:09:19 PM
Well it was 100º today and we has a light rain shower.   So I grabbed my soap and towel and went out for my monthly show.  There calling for thunderstorms tonight.  I may get to see a light show even.   :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 15, 2015, 03:25:20 PM
Well it was 100º today and we has a light rain shower.   So I grabbed my soap and towel and went out for my monthly show.  There calling for thunderstorms tonight.  I may get to see a light show even.   :woot:

I don't think we will see a day under 85º the rest of this month and all of next month.   Most will be 90º or above.  My neighbor has 15 tractor running this time a year.  If the AC is not working right he shuts them down until there up and running again.  His boy can have them back up and running in about 20 min.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 30, 2015, 10:34:04 AM
Back East there taking about 90º for the next 3 day.   :lol:
Today will be 104º
Friday 107º
Sat     106º
Sun    104º
Mon    100º

But then ours will be a nice dry heat.   :love:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 30, 2015, 10:39:19 AM
In north Texas we are bumping up against 100 degrees almost every day now.... haven't yet breached 100.

And it won't get any better for at least a month.  The dog days of August are upon us!!!   :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 30, 2015, 10:51:04 AM
In north Texas we are bumping up against 100 degrees almost every day now.... haven't yet breached 100.

And it won't get any better for at least a month.  The dog days of August are upon us!!!   :scared:

We have been between 90º and 114º for the last month and an half.
Next month looks about the same for us.  The farmers that are not growing corn have put in there second crop for the season about 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 30, 2015, 11:19:00 AM
We have been between 90º and 114º for the last month and an half.
Next month looks about the same for us.  The farmers that are not growing corn have put in there second crop for the season about 3 weeks ago.

Those are miserable temps, walks.  Reminds me of my days in the Saudi desert.... where we reached temps of 125+ degrees.  It was downright inhumane!  All you could do was hole up in an AC building all day and wait for the season to pass.  Swimming pool water was too hot to enter... even though it was covered with a huge canopy.

It made me wonder how the Bedouins survived!  They stayed in their tents and suffered.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 30, 2015, 11:30:02 AM
Back East there taking about 90º for the next 3 day.   :lol:
Today will be 104º
Friday 107º
Sat     106º
Sun    104º
Mon    100º

But then ours will be a nice dry heat.   :love:
The Sac valley broke 110 yesterday, and same today forecast.
I hit 96 here in the mountains, but yes, it was a dry heat, 4% humidity. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on July 30, 2015, 03:28:43 PM

hmm.....  126 degrees in Baghdad today with power outages and water rationing.....

.... and we think we have it bad !!    :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on July 30, 2015, 05:05:14 PM
The Sac valley broke 110 yesterday, and same today forecast.
I hit 96 here in the mountains, but yes, it was a dry heat, 4% humidity. :thumbsup:

No monsoon activity?  They've been reporting flash flooding and dangerous thunder storms down here in the foothills and high deserts.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 30, 2015, 05:18:13 PM
No monsoon activity?  They've been reporting flash flooding and dangerous thunder storms down here in the foothills and high deserts.

WHY don't they divert it and make a lake that they can use the water as needed?  I am sure they can truck it as needed. 

Sorry forgot you were a lib state. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on July 30, 2015, 05:29:20 PM
WHY don't they divert it and make a lake that they can use the water as needed?  I am sure they can truck it as needed. 

Sorry forgot you were a lib state.

That would be too easy.  But we do have some lakes.  In the areas where we're getting this rain there is Arrowhead, Big Bear, Hemet, Cachuma, Casitas, Silver Wood, Piru and the Kern river.  There are others too.  I would hope some of the runoff makes it's way to these lakes. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 30, 2015, 06:16:52 PM
No monsoon activity?  They've been reporting flash flooding and dangerous thunder storms down here in the foothills and high deserts.
No, but it is clouding up a bit though we're still at 11% humidity, and it looks like the moisture is holding at Modesto.
If we get it, it usually comes in the backdoor from Reno, spills over the Sierra and builds into thunderheads, which it still might do.
I kind of hope not, that would increase the humidity, my bane of contention. :biggrin:

You guys need the moisture more than we do, glad to hear you're finally getting some.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on August 04, 2015, 07:00:44 PM
No, but it is clouding up a bit though we're still at 11% humidity, and it looks like the moisture is holding at Modesto.
If we get it, it usually comes in the backdoor from Reno, spills over the Sierra and builds into thunderheads, which it still might do.
I kind of hope not, that would increase the humidity, my bane of contention. :biggrin:

You guys need the moisture more than we do, glad to hear you're finally getting some.

How are you and Toy doing with all the reports of fires that I'm seeing on the news?  Is that anywhere near y'all in the mountains? 

It has been 95 deg. and up here for nearly  2 weeks now and forecasted to get hotter with little if any rain.  Then, i was in the kitchen this afternoon and heard a terrible racket like wind whistling around the windows like it does in the winter sometimes.  Looked out just in time to see the neighbor's flag pole bend over and hit the ground.  One of my lawn chairs was sailing across the deck and stopped by the railing.  Whew, was it ever raining!  We needed it and then some.  After about 10 minutes it was over but I never did hear any thunder or see any lightening.  Weird 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 05, 2015, 04:26:54 AM
How are you and Toy doing with all the reports of fires that I'm seeing on the news?  Is that anywhere near y'all in the mountains? 

It has been 95 deg. and up here for nearly  2 weeks now and forecasted to get hotter with little if any rain.  Then, i was in the kitchen this afternoon and heard a terrible racket like wind whistling around the windows like it does in the winter sometimes.  Looked out just in time to see the neighbor's flag pole bend over and hit the ground.  One of my lawn chairs was sailing across the deck and stopped by the railing.  Whew, was it ever raining!  We needed it and then some.  After about 10 minutes it was over but I never did hear any thunder or see any lightening.  Weird
Toto, were not in Kansas anymore. :laugh:
Nah, luckily we're no where them this year, though we do get the smoke.

The weather turned beautiful the last couple of days, nights in the upper 40s, to highs in the upper 70s, and dry, like 3% humidity dry.
We know that one day a fire will come through, it's just the gamble of living in a paradise, much like you knowing one day a tornado will probably come through, but still risk it for the benefits of where you live.

Though, the benefits of living in paradise are getting fewer nd fewer, with Satan ruling over our domain.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on August 05, 2015, 06:51:13 PM
Toto, were not in Kansas anymore. :laugh:
Nah, luckily we're no where them this year, though we do get the smoke.

The weather turned beautiful the last couple of days, nights in the upper 40s, to highs in the upper 70s, and dry, like 3% humidity dry.
We know that one day a fire will come through, it's just the gamble of living in a paradise, much like you knowing one day a tornado will probably come through, but still risk it for the benefits of where you live.

Though, the benefits of living in paradise are getting fewer nd fewer, with Satan ruling over our domain.

Lessee now, the other day i was listening to some report on earthquakes by Fox and they were talking about "the big one to come" maybe as much as a 9.2 quake and not along the San andreas fault line but along some mountain range(?) called something like Cascades or something similar.  Anyway, there have been some studies on this one and it is said to be able to take out several towns and several thousand people if it decides to hit.  What are your thoughts on this one?  This event would run thru the upper part of your locale, possibly taking out many towns.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could somehow know way ahead of the actual event and send all the illegals up there? 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 05, 2015, 07:51:59 PM
Lessee now, the other day i was listening to some report on earthquakes by Fox and they were talking about "the big one to come" maybe as much as a 9.2 quake and not along the San andreas fault line but along some mountain range(?) called something like Cascades or something similar.  Anyway, there have been some studies on this one and it is said to be able to take out several towns and several thousand people if it decides to hit.  What are your thoughts on this one?  This event would run thru the upper part of your locale, possibly taking out many towns.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could somehow know way ahead of the actual event and send all the illegals up there?
If that were to happen, it would probably either be triggered by, or trigger Mt Lassen volcaon.
If my 8th grade geography served me correctly, it was the Cascade range that forced Carson range into being, when the Sierra formed, creating a vast canyon between the two ranges and leaving Tahoe in it's wake.

I could be wrong on the time frame, but there is no doubt Lassen would create Hell on several states.
We'd survive, but it would take decades to recover and the entire landscape would change forever, Tahoe could even disappear.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 05, 2015, 08:06:37 PM
If that were to happen, it would probably either be triggered by, or trigger Mt Lassen volcaon.
If my 8th grade geography served me correctly, it was the Cascade range that forced Carson range into being, when the Sierra formed, creating a vast canyon between the two ranges and leaving Tahoe in it's wake.

I could be wrong on the time frame, but there is no doubt Lassen would create Hell on several states.
We'd survive, but it would take decades to recover and the entire landscape would change forever, Tahoe could even disappear.

The old farmers around say if the West coast drops 35 ft.  We could have waterfront property living on the snake river as we do.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 06, 2015, 11:39:14 AM
Long night last night.  We had a big grass fire just SW of us it was only 20miles away.   Between the volunteer fireman and the farmers they got it under control and put out in about 4hrs.  Not a good thing as the wind was blowing it 15mph our way.   When this happens farm equipment comes out of the woodwork from all over.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on August 06, 2015, 11:56:34 AM
Long night last night.  We had a big grass fire just SW of us it was only 20miles away.   Between the volunteer fireman and the farmers they got it under control and put out in about 4hrs.  Not a good thing as the wind was blowing it 15mph our way.   When this happens farm equipment comes out of the woodwork from all over.   :thumbsup:

Wow, that could have turned out completely different!!!  You are one fortunate guy!

It is amazing how quickly fire can travel across grasslands.

Guess you have a lot of lingering smoke today.  Drag out your gas mask....   :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 06, 2015, 01:46:29 PM
Wow, that could have turned out completely different!!!  You are one fortunate guy!

It is amazing how quickly fire can travel across grasslands.

Guess you have a lot of lingering smoke today.  Drag out your gas mask....   :laugh:

We are luck that they can put 5 to 10 road grader side by side and cut a clearing when needed.  Most farms are so big they have one or two road grader, so it not a problem bring them in.  It's just farmers helping farmers. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: keyboarder on August 07, 2015, 06:45:33 AM
We are luck that they can put 5 to 10 road grader side by side and cut a clearing when needed.  Most farms are so big they have one or two road grader, so it not a problem bring them in.  It's just farmers helping farmers.

Glad all that worked out, Walks.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 13, 2015, 04:37:49 PM
El Niño Growing Stronger, Could Impact Weather For Months. 


snip~
When scientists declared in March 2015 that El Niño conditions had developed in the Pacific Ocean, the consensus was that the event was too weak and too late to have much effect on North America. But in the past several months, warm water has been sloshing from the western Pacific toward the Americas and El Niño has strengthened. Surface waters have grown significantly warmer in the central and eastern Pacific, and conditions have become somewhat cooler and drier in the west. By the end of July 2015, scientists at NASA and other agencies started to see some similarities between current conditions and the development of the potent El Niño event of 1997–98.

We have not seen a signal like this in the tropical Pacific since 1997,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “It’s no sure bet that we will have a strong El Niño, but the signal is getting stronger. What happens in August through October should make or break this event.”

more @
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86341
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 24, 2015, 09:05:42 PM
I can see sheat lightning all over in Oregon, it's been going on now for about 30 min.   What a show.  Hope this does not add to the fires in Oregon. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 26, 2015, 01:21:33 PM
I swear, looking at the West coast satellite photo, looks exactly like the winter pattern we normally see in Nov.
Yes Dorothy, it looks like it's gonna be one Hell of a wet and snowy winter. :thumbsup:
Early, I might add, like around the end of Sept. we should start seeing rain out here.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on August 26, 2015, 02:07:16 PM
I swear, looking at the West coast satellite photo, looks exactly like the winter pattern we normally see in Nov.
Yes Dorothy, it looks like it's gonna be one Hell of a wet and snowy winter. :thumbsup:
Early, I might add, like around the end of Sept. we should start seeing rain out here.

I hope so for y'all. You need it. We are down about 5 inches in WNC this year and the remnants of a tropical storm would be beneficial.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on August 26, 2015, 02:25:59 PM
I hope so for y'all. You need it. We are down about 5 inches in WNC this year and the remnants of a tropical storm would be beneficial.
The ElNino effect is in full blown mode, like it was in 1980, where as far north as Oregon had tropical fish.
The waters came out of the Equator, and they are again, they're saying it's so strong, that they expect to catch Marlin off the coast of Alaska this winter. :confused:

If predictions are correct, we could see some serious flooding in the parched valley, and mud slides in the South.
Myself? I'll be mining. :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on August 26, 2015, 02:35:11 PM
The ElNino effect is in full blown mode, like it was in 1980, where as far north as Oregon had tropical fish.
The waters came out of the Equator, and they are again, they're saying it's so strong, that they expect to catch Marlin off the coast of Alaska this winter. :confused:

If predictions are correct, we could see some serious flooding in the parched valley, and mud slides in the South.
Myself? I'll be mining. :laugh:

Then Oregon and Washington will have mud slides also.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on August 26, 2015, 03:47:11 PM
The ElNino effect is in full blown mode, like it was in 1980, where as far north as Oregon had tropical fish.
The waters came out of the Equator, and they are again, they're saying it's so strong, that they expect to catch Marlin off the coast of Alaska this winter. :confused:

If predictions are correct, we could see some serious flooding in the parched valley, and mud slides in the South.
Myself? I'll be mining. :laugh:

I remember how much rain we had in '98.  The water down here is usually a blue-grey.  That year it was emerald green. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 03, 2015, 06:28:57 AM
Looks like our 100º weather is done for the year.  We will be in the high 80's to 90's + for this month.  Then in Oct. start dropping down into the 70's and low 60's at the end of Oct.   Will look it bring out our winter thing the first of Nov. and put away the summer thing.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 03, 2015, 06:45:11 AM
Looks like our 100º weather is done for the year.  We will be in the high 80's to 90's + for this month.  Then in Oct. start dropping down into the 70's and low 60's at the end of Oct.   Will look it bring out our winter thing the first of Nov. and put away the summer thing.
We've been in the 70s all week and will be for the foreseeable future.
Looks like we're quickly approaching fall here in the Sierra, Summer is over for us.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on September 03, 2015, 07:52:28 AM
Looks like our 100º weather is done for the year.  We will be in the high 80's to 90's + for this month.  Then in Oct. start dropping down into the 70's and low 60's at the end of Oct.   Will look it bring out our winter thing the first of Nov. and put away the summer thing.

Yep, we checked out our central heat this morning to make sure it is firing on all cylinders!!  Got that usual smell of burning dust on the burner!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 08, 2015, 10:06:21 PM
The say we will be in the 90º + through the week.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 09, 2015, 05:03:13 AM
The say we will be in the 90º + through the week.
Same here, they're calling for 106 in the Sac. valley tomorrow and Friday, then cooling down as we head into Fall.
We've been in the mid 40s during the night, so Fall is right around the corner, should be seeing frost before the month is out.
That means no more bugs of any kind. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 29, 2015, 09:19:16 AM
We hit 40º last night, and will be in the 80º for the next four days.  I my have to cut back on my watering.  I am looking for more rain this year then snow.  We generally get our first snow about the third week in December.  Today we had about 30 woodpeckers come through our yard all at once.  Most we see is 1 or 2 off and on through out the year.   My cat was running from window to window having a fit.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 01, 2015, 12:30:52 PM
Had a nice soaker over night, just a half inch of tropical rain out of Hawaii. It was around 56 degrees and now 70 out with rain.
We are way ahead of the season so far, if this pattern continues, we could see snow in Nov. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on October 01, 2015, 01:11:45 PM
Had a nice soaker over night, just a half inch of tropical rain out of Hawaii. It was around 56 degrees and now 70 out with rain.
We are way ahead of the season so far, if this pattern continues, we could see snow in Nov. :scared:

We will have plenty of rain to share over the next few days. A week ago we were almost 8" below normal. Over the last week we have gotten about 6" and the forecast is calling for anywhere between 7"-12". That is going to create some serious flooding issues in the valleys. I am awaiting the stories about idiots trying to drive through high water on the roads.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 01, 2015, 04:04:19 PM
We will have plenty of rain to share over the next few days. A week ago we were almost 8" below normal. Over the last week we have gotten about 6" and the forecast is calling for anywhere between 7"-12". That is going to create some serious flooding issues in the valleys. I am awaiting the stories about idiots trying to drive through high water on the roads.


They walk drive among us.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 01, 2015, 07:28:55 PM
We will have plenty of rain to share over the next few days. A week ago we were almost 8" below normal. Over the last week we have gotten about 6" and the forecast is calling for anywhere between 7"-12". That is going to create some serious flooding issues in the valleys. I am awaiting the stories about idiots trying to drive through high water on the roads.
Yeah, that's gonna get nasty, and you can't stop stupid, no matter how many laws the Dims write.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 17, 2015, 06:06:41 PM
Something we dont see offter where we live now, s a rainbow   But for the last half hour there has been a double rainbow that you can see from my back dock.  It is sitting over middle of the Columbia River coming over to the Washington side.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 31, 2015, 07:14:27 PM
Shut off the yard watering system this last Tuesday.  Cut the grass on Thursday.  To day we blow out the yard watering system for the Winter.  Or I would be cutting grass in December.   :lol:  Leaves are turning yellow big time all around.   Looking to be cleaning up all the leaves by the end of the month. 

Will fire of the snow blower around the end of November and make sure there no problems, if it's needed this Winter.  Will bring in 40 gal. of gas for the blower, generators and quad this month, that should get me through up until the first cutting of grass in the Spring. 

We will start dropping down to the mid 30 at night starting next week.   So will fire of the heater for the first time and make sure it's running ok on Sunday.  Also close the outside vents for under the house for the Winter.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 01, 2015, 05:51:45 AM
Shut off the yard watering system this last Tuesday.  Cut the grass on Thursday.  To day we blow out the yard watering system for the Winter.  Or I would be cutting grass in December.   :lol:  Leaves are turning yellow big time all around.   Looking to be cleaning up all the leaves by the end of the month. 

Will fire of the snow blower around the end of November and make sure there no problems, if it's needed this Winter.  Will bring in 40 gal. of gas for the blower, generators and quad this month, that should get me through up until the first cutting of grass in the Spring. 

We will start dropping down to the mid 30 at night starting next week.   So will fire of the heater for the first time and make sure it's running ok on Sunday.  Also close the outside vents for under the house for the Winter.
Sounds about the same as us, with the exception of having the woodstove fired up for he last couple of weeks.
Fall just hit yesterday as the leaves finally started coming down, well, what few trees we have that have actual leaves and not cones.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 02, 2015, 11:11:04 AM
Two inches of rain in the last 24 hours, which puts us at 5" for the new year, about 150% of normal, yet guess what the local news hype for news?
Yeah, you got it, they rant on how it's not nearly enough to dent the drought. :rolleyes:

Jeeez, it only just started, we're above normal, and these morons refuse to let a good crisis die, and come next Spring after a way above average rainfall season total, they'll claim we're still in a drought, I guarantee it.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 18, 2015, 10:14:21 AM
Sunday and Monday we had 10 to 20mph winds off and on, and a lot more leaves came down.  Wednesday we have 30 and 40mph winds and so 99% are all off but for one tree, it always the last one.  They should start dropping by the end of the month.  With the 30 and 40mph winds I fired off the leaf blower and had all the leaves blown out of the yard and over the bank in about 1.5 hrs. 

I can always count on the winds from the WSW this time a year to help in cleaning all the leaves out of the yard.  Got done and about 2 hrs. later the rain started in, so I timed everything just right.    :lol:

The rain came in about 2hrs before they said it would.  Could be we had more 40 then 30mph winds most of the day.  Even at that we hit 60+º from about 10 A.M. on, but it is starting to drop now.  The wife ask me what I put in my coffee as I was having a hard time walking in the yard some time.

Need to fire off my generator's and snow blower so I won't need them again this winter.   :rolleyes:   I need to get my studded tires put on.   I also need to check my tire chains so there set if I need them.  I have not put chains on in over 60 years.

As my net went down 14 hrs ago I am posting this now.     :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on November 19, 2015, 03:48:16 PM
Flew to Florida yesterday morning and can't believe how warm and humid it is down here.  Should have packed more summer clothes!!  pant!  pant!!   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 20, 2015, 05:12:40 PM
Don't know about you Solar, but for the next 10 days there calling for 32º or below at night down to as low as 19º.  That jet stream has started dropping down and is bring in some cold temps for day time also this week.

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 20, 2015, 05:32:55 PM
Don't know about you Solar, but for the next 10 days there calling for 32º or below at night down to as low as 19º.  That jet stream has started dropping down and is bring in some cold temps for day time also this week.
Yeah, they're calling for snow. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on November 20, 2015, 10:05:53 PM
We're expecting a winter storm later today or tonight. After November 15, any year, it's expected.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on November 21, 2015, 03:58:52 AM
Still perspiring down here in Florida.   Geez, I'm sure glad I didn't retire in Florida!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 21, 2015, 05:13:05 AM
Still perspiring down here in Florida.   Geez, I'm sure glad I didn't retire in Florida!  :biggrin:
Ughhh, I'll take snow any day over heat and humidity.
How much longer will you be stuck there?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 21, 2015, 05:15:01 AM
We're expecting a winter storm later today or tonight. After November 15, any year, it's expected.
Saw that, looks like we'll get just a touch of it next week, but luckily not as cold as you guys are getting hit.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on November 21, 2015, 05:53:14 AM
Saw that, looks like we'll get just a touch of it next week, but luckily not as cold as you guys are getting hit.
A light dusting began about half an hour ago. Haven't looked at the radar/regionals to see what's going on later. Fortunately, we have the snowblower working and a broom if it peters out like many such things do, first snowfall. I've seen predictions of 8" and we don't even cover a sidewalk.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on November 21, 2015, 05:57:59 AM
6" to 8" predicted and snow every hour through at least 16:00 EST today. Blah.

I do like this long-range, though. You and Walks and A-mom should all see good weather, relatively.

http://www.weather.com/forecast/national/news/winter-temperature-outlook-2015-2016-december-january-february
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 21, 2015, 07:31:00 AM
6" to 8" predicted and snow every hour through at least 16:00 EST today. Blah.

I do like this long-range, though. You and Walks and A-mom should all see good weather, relatively.

http://www.weather.com/forecast/national/news/winter-temperature-outlook-2015-2016-december-january-february
Might bare well for you, not so much for me, though we do need the water.
Comparing this to 1997 and 98 where we had amazing amounts of rain, 70" plus depending, they believe this one will surpass that one, and if it follows normal patterns, we'll see several feet of snow at times, and here in the mountains, that means 20 to 30' deep snow drifts.

But we're prepared for the most part.... :rolleyes: :lol:

(http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2015/650x366_10141150_650x366_07111549_hd30.jpg)

(http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2015/650x366_10021830_screen-shot-2015-10-02-at-2.30.36-pm.png)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on November 21, 2015, 08:10:36 AM
Might bare well for you, not so much for me, though we do need the water.
Comparing this to 1997 and 98 where we had amazing amounts of rain, 70" plus depending, they believe this one will surpass that one, and if it follows normal patterns, we'll see several feet of snow at times, and here in the mountains, that means 20 to 30' deep snow drifts.

But we're prepared for the most part.... :rolleyes: :lol:

I don't remember how much rain we got down here, but even the rain gutters couldn't keep up with the down pours.  Wound up using tarps to keep it off the wood French doors and side lights.  Normal rain isn't a problem, but too much is, well too much. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2015, 08:12:37 AM
6" to 8" predicted and snow every hour through at least 16:00 EST today. Blah.

I do like this long-range, though. You and Walks and A-mom should all see good weather, relatively.

http://www.weather.com/forecast/national/news/winter-temperature-outlook-2015-2016-december-january-february

We get enough snow to make it enjoyable for us.  If we get snowed in for two weeks or so it's no big thing.  It's not that we can't get out, if there a need.  The most we get is about a foot of snow at one time. It is gone in less then a week most of the time.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 21, 2015, 08:29:36 AM
I don't remember how much rain we got down here, but even the rain gutters couldn't keep up with the down pours.  Wound up using tarps to keep it off the wood French doors and side lights.  Normal rain isn't a problem, but too much is, well too much.
Same here, normal just means 2 days steady rain, sunny for 3 days and repeat, but when it's 5" an hour over 3 hours, our road becomes a creek and washes all the gravel off, and the rock slides make venturing out of the mountains a gamble.
You may get out, but no guarantee you'll get back in, without a 70 mile detour.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on November 21, 2015, 09:40:01 AM
Ughhh, I'll take snow any day over heat and humidity.
How much longer will you be stuck there?

It is tolerable only because we have the 3 little granddaughters at DisneyWorld. Here for a week.  😄
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on November 21, 2015, 09:51:24 AM
Same here, normal just means 2 days steady rain, sunny for 3 days and repeat, but when it's 5" an hour over 3 hours, our road becomes a creek and washes all the gravel off, and the rock slides make venturing out of the mountains a gamble.
You may get out, but no guarantee you'll get back in, without a 70 mile detour.

I'm in suburbia with pretty good drainage, but the last big el nino even flooded the highest point of our property which is graded downward toward the city sewers.  It would take a couple of days of no rain for it to drain away. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on November 21, 2015, 04:55:16 PM
Crazy weather yesterday and today.  Didn't get what they called for.  I'm not complaining at all.  3" of heavy wet snow.  It's was fun shoveling slush all day.  Now it's just going to get cold. But it's pretty all stuck to the trees and anything else.....It will go away.  North border got bout 18" in some places.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 26, 2015, 07:27:53 AM
Snow yesterday, froze overnight down to 22 deg and crystal clear out.
Pipes didn't freeze, considering we hadn't really done our winter prep, I was shocked.
Guess winter is solidly here. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 26, 2015, 08:34:37 AM
Snow yesterday, froze overnight down to 22 deg and crystal clear out.
Pipes didn't freeze, considering we hadn't really done our winter prep, I was shocked.
Guess winter is solidly here. :glare:

 :lol:
I guess we has snow for about 20 min. yesterday also the ground did not even turn white.  (can I use the word white  :lol:  )  Hit 26º last night and clear out also.  The moon looked full and the river was lit up like a Christmas tree, with the moon light bouncing off the water.  My back yard was lit up like it was only 4 P.M. at 10 P.M.   Did all our winter prep two weeks ago.   Look like we will be moving back up into the 40's Wed. of next week for a bit. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 26, 2015, 08:43:55 AM
:lol:
I guess we has snow for about 20 min. yesterday also the ground did not even turn white.  (can I use the word white  :lol:  )  Hit 26º last night and clear out also.  The moon looked full and the river was lit up like a Christmas tree, with the moon light bouncing off the water.  My back yard was lit up like it was only 4 P.M. at 10 P.M.   Did all our winter prep two weeks ago.   Look like we will be moving back up into the 40's Wed. of next week for a bit.
Same here, with the moon reflecting off the snow, I got up to see if I left the outside lights on. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on November 26, 2015, 09:53:08 AM
Same here, with the moon reflecting off the snow, I got up to see if I left the outside lights on. :lol:


Like in "Twas the Night before Christmas"

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.


The next full moon will be Dec. 25th    :biggrin:



Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 26, 2015, 10:22:55 AM

Like in "Twas the Night before Christmas"

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.


The next full moon will be Dec. 25th    :biggrin:
Soooo true.
I remember one year when the ground was covered in several feet of snow, and the full moon so bright, I had to walk with my had under my eyes to keep from being blinded from the reflection off the snow.
One of the most bizarre views I've ever experienced.

Mid day brightness at midnight. :cool:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 05:43:14 AM
 :lol:  Winter is on us, we got 2" of snow over night.  My have more coming today.  But it will be 40º on Thursday and 49º on Friday.  Trucks down below look like there going about 30 mph and not 65 mph. so there ice on the roads also.  After today there calling for 40º and up to 50º off and on for the next 10 days.   

Friday I pick up 100 lbs. of bird seed, that should last for the month.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2015, 07:16:48 AM
:lol:  Winter is on us, we got 2" of snow over night.  My have more coming today.  But it will be 40º on Thursday and 49º on Friday.  Trucks down below look like there going about 30 mph and not 65 mph. so there ice on the roads also.  After today there calling for 40º and up to 50º off and on for the next 10 days.   

Friday I pick up 100 lbs. of bird seed, that should last for the month.
This morn was the first day I awoke to 40, it's been in the teens all week.
Rain today, tomorrow and back to cold clear freezing for the next week.

Boy, you sure must like your birdseed. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 07:44:22 AM
This morn was the first day I awoke to 40, it's been in the teens all week.
Rain today, tomorrow and back to cold clear freezing for the next week.

Boy, you sure must like your birdseed. :lol:

The good wife thinks the birds need feeding from Dec. to mid March.
She is not a tree hugger :lol: but she likes her birds. 
There about fifty birds that line up on the fence each day. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2015, 08:17:15 AM
The good wife thinks the birds need feeding from Dec. to mid March.
She is not a tree hugger :lol: but she likes her birds. 
There about fifty birds that line up on the fence each day.
Ohhhhh...For the birds... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I used to feed the birds, but the Stellar Jays got so bad, they started raiding the dog food, 40 lbs a week, and I bought only the best.
Now all the birds suffer because a bunch of winged welfare rats ruined it for everyone.
Isn't that just like libs? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 09:50:23 AM
Ohhhhh...For the birds... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I used to feed the birds, but the Stellar Jays got so bad, they started raiding the dog food, 40 lbs a week, and I bought only the best.
Now all the birds suffer because a bunch of winged welfare rats ruined it for everyone.
Isn't that just like libs? :biggrin:

I have a Conservative bird feeder.   :tounge:   If more then 3 small birds get on it, it will close up for there weight.  If a big bird like a Stellar Jay get on it, it will also close up from it's weight.     :sneaky:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on December 02, 2015, 11:04:50 AM
I have a Conservative bird feeder.   :tounge:   If more then 3 small birds get on it, it will close up for there weight.  If a big bird like a Stellar Jay get on it, it will also close up from it's weight.     :sneaky:

Where did you find that bird feeder that closes up?

I feed the dove, cardinals and blue jays but the bigger birds like to come and take over the feeder.  It really irks me!!  :cursing:

I would love to find a way to expunge them from the buffet!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 11:26:40 AM
Where did you find that bird feeder that closes up?

I feed the dove, cardinals and blue jays but the bigger birds like to come and take over the feeder.  It really irks me!!  :cursing:

I would love to find a way to expunge them from the buffet!



Heritage Farms Squirrel proof bird feeder.  The one I have you can adjust for weight.


(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7536.jpg)

Model 7536 - Absolute II®  Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Two Sided and Squirrel Proof 
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 12 lbs. of seed (2 Gallons) for less frequent filling 
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Pole Mounting and Hanging Hardware are Included, for Versatility.
$98.00


http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/sp/?cartid=214041041165428

One just below it for  $49.00

(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7511i.jpg)

Model 7511i - Birds' Choice Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Squirrel Proof
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 9 lbs. of seed (1-1/2 Gallons) for less frequent filling
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Squirrels won't chew metal perch
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Hanger and Pole Mounting Bracket Included (Poles not included)


Hope this will help.   Both are adjustable for weight settings.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on December 02, 2015, 11:28:37 AM


Heritage Farms Squirrel proof bird feeder.  The one I have you can adjust for weight.


(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7536.jpg)

Model 7536 - Absolute II®  Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Two Sided and Squirrel Proof 
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 12 lbs. of seed (2 Gallons) for less frequent filling 
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Pole Mounting and Hanging Hardware are Included, for Versatility.
$98.00


http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/sp/?cartid=214041041165428

One just below it for  $49.00

(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7511i.jpg)

Model 7511i - Birds' Choice Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Squirrel Proof
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 9 lbs. of seed (1-1/2 Gallons) for less frequent filling
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Squirrels won't chew metal perch
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Hanger and Pole Mounting Bracket Included (Poles not included)


Hope this will help.   Both are adjustable for weight settings.

Thanks, walks.  I'll talk with my husband about getting one of those!!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 11:30:09 AM
Thanks, walks.  I'll talk with my husband about getting one of those!!!

I would think you could find one in town some place. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on December 02, 2015, 11:37:49 AM
I would think you could find one in town some place.

Home Depot or Lowe's??
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
Home Depot or Lowe's??

I don't think so.  Call around the pet stores.   I found mine at a Thrift Shop for 2$ about 8 years ago.     My wife looks for old sewing material, as she makes quilts for the kids, grandkid and great grandkids.  I get to look at the junk areas for killing time.   As they say one person's junk is another person treasures.  :drool:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 02, 2015, 12:15:31 PM


Heritage Farms Squirrel proof bird feeder.  The one I have you can adjust for weight.


(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7536.jpg)

Model 7536 - Absolute II®  Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Two Sided and Squirrel Proof 
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 12 lbs. of seed (2 Gallons) for less frequent filling 
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Pole Mounting and Hanging Hardware are Included, for Versatility.
$98.00


http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/sp/?cartid=214041041165428

One just below it for  $49.00

(http://www.heritagefarms.biz/birdfeeders/7511i.jpg)

Model 7511i - Birds' Choice Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
•Squirrel Proof
•Adjustable weight settings so you can decide which birds to keep out.
•Seed Saver Baffle Eliminates Wasted Seed
•Easy to Open and Fill
•Holds over 9 lbs. of seed (1-1/2 Gallons) for less frequent filling
•Seed Level Indicator Window
•Squirrels won't chew metal perch
•Durable, powder-coated steel
•Hanger and Pole Mounting Bracket Included (Poles not included)


Hope this will help.   Both are adjustable for weight settings.
EXCELLENT!!! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 02, 2015, 12:25:48 PM
EXCELLENT!!! :thumbup:

I drilled about 5 very small holes in the feeding area.  As our winds can blow the rain sideways, that way the seed will dry in no time when it stops raining.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2015, 09:42:12 AM
To date this month we had 1.13" of rain.   The average for December is 1.34" of rain.  From the looks of it we will pass the average for this month by the end of the week.    Calling for snow all around us in the Cascades and Blue mountains.  But in our area it just calling for rain.   December and January are our coldest months.  Averaging  41° day time and  27° nights for each month.  Not bad for Winter in the West. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on December 14, 2015, 09:55:03 AM
We had a down pour for about 20 minutes last night then it disappeared.

Very cold and windy today, but clear.  The ocean looks dark and choppy.  Not a day good day to be out there.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2015, 12:28:12 PM
We had a down pour for about 20 minutes last night then it disappeared.

Very cold and windy today, but clear.  The ocean looks dark and choppy.  Not a day good day to be out there.
One of my most favorite views in the world, is an ominous sea, choppy menacing seas, because as a former diver, I lived the calm underneath.

We're at 5" of rain for the month, just had 3' in the last 48 hrs, 23 degrees this morning and sunny.
Drought, what drought? :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2015, 01:18:31 PM
One of my most favorite views in the world, is an ominous sea, choppy menacing seas, because as a former diver, I lived the calm underneath.

We're at 5" of rain for the month, just had 3' in the last 48 hrs, 23 degrees this morning and sunny.
Drought, what drought? :laugh:

You and both know it's a man made drought!  They could do something about it like other states have.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2015, 01:24:19 PM
You and both know it's a man made drought!  They could do something about it like other states have.
No, they'd rather avoid reality and fine people for disturbing vernal pools (mud puddles). :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2015, 04:34:50 PM
Beautiful clear sunny day, but we never got above freezing. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2015, 05:02:00 PM
Beautiful clear sunny day, but we never got above freezing. :glare:

I like those day, great for a quad ride. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2015, 05:43:29 PM
I like those day, great for a quad ride.
:thumbsup:
Anyway, until you hit a sheet of ice. :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2015, 07:46:13 PM
:thumbsup:
Anyway, until you hit a sheet of ice. :woot:

I drop it down into single wheel drive, talk about doing donuts.   :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 14, 2015, 07:52:26 PM
I drop it down into single wheel drive, talk about doing donuts.   :lol: :lol: :lol:
I had mine in 4 wheel lock for so many years, I can't get it out now.
Better 4x4 than without. :unsure:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 14, 2015, 08:13:07 PM
I had mine in 4 wheel lock for so many years, I can't get it out now.
Better 4x4 than without. :unsure:

I run most of the time in 2 wheel drive.  If one wheel slips it will go into 4 wheel drive automatically and stay there until I come to a full stop.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 15, 2015, 05:14:18 AM
I run most of the time in 2 wheel drive.  If one wheel slips it will go into 4 wheel drive automatically and stay there until I come to a full stop.
Cool feature.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: The Boo Man... on December 16, 2015, 09:03:34 PM
Well it's December 17'th and it will be in the fifties this weekend and around sixty degrees all next week.

I'm not complaining. I'm too old to wear long pants...
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 16, 2015, 09:46:28 PM
Well it's December 17'th and it will be in the fifties this weekend and around sixty degrees all next week.

I'm not complaining. I'm too old to wear long pants...

I was thinking more along this line for you.
(http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M4ea57eed0d200066132feaf7565a1093o0&w=201&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on December 17, 2015, 04:21:13 AM
I was thinking more along this line for you.
(http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M4ea57eed0d200066132feaf7565a1093o0&w=201&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0)

My son-in-law wears one.   :ohmy:

But only Mel Gibson can pull that off effectively...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 22, 2015, 07:09:06 AM
Nice soaking. Got over 7" of rain in the last 24 hrs.
This trough came down out of the gulf of Alaska, with temps in the 50s and over night low of 48.
Weird, it should have been snowing with a feed like that, but it's ElNino warm water up North.
Snow fell at 6000' and above, and I'll bet it was 6'+ easily.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 22, 2015, 07:33:06 AM
Nice soaking. Got over 7" of rain in the last 24 hrs.
This trough came down out of the gulf of Alaska, with temps in the 50s and over night low of 48.
Weird, it should have been snowing with a feed like that, but it's ElNino warm water up North.
Snow fell at 6000' and above, and I'll bet it was 6'+ easily.

All we got was light rain off and on, it stop at about 5 P.M.   Then the wind started picking up 25 to 30 mph with guest up to 40+ most of the night. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 22, 2015, 09:49:31 AM
All we got was light rain off and on, it stop at about 5 P.M.   Then the wind started picking up 25 to 30 mph with guest up to 40+ most of the night.
I saw that, it skirted you guys by around 70 miles, we got the brunt of it, but it was a welcome event, and probably only the beginning. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 23, 2015, 05:40:19 PM
They're predicting a white Christmas for us. It will be Toys first one here on the mountain. :wub:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 23, 2015, 07:10:10 PM
They're predicting a white Christmas for us. It will be Toys first one here on the mountain. :wub:

They were call for 1" for only one day before the end of the month.  But I don't see that now. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: SalemCat on December 23, 2015, 08:52:15 PM
I HATE WHITE - weather.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on December 26, 2015, 06:38:58 PM
It is 32º out and I am enjoying a root beer float.  With home made Ice cream and home made root beer.  The last time I did this was about 20 years ago.   :drool: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on December 29, 2015, 06:07:03 AM
They're predicting a white Christmas for us. It will be Toys first one here on the mountain. :wub:

How many years have you guys been married?   :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on December 29, 2015, 06:57:25 AM
How many years have you guys been married?   :smile:
Toy has a message she wants to share, so I can't say.
She will post in a day or two.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 02, 2016, 05:36:23 PM
We finally got winter on here.  But currently Himself's hunting grounds are being hit by all that nasty flooding.  I dare say, its down right fugly there.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 02, 2016, 06:53:28 PM
We finally got winter on here.  But currently Himself's hunting grounds are being hit by all that nasty flooding.  I dare say, its down right fugly there.

So I take it the river is not icing up yet. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 03, 2016, 06:17:49 AM
So I take it the river is not icing up yet.
Nope, not yet.  It would not be good if it iced this high. Expecting up to high 30's this week.  All that ice we got needs to go away so the rivers can go low.  Then it can feel free.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2016, 10:05:31 AM
21º out and it has starting snowing.  There calling for a high of 24º and 1" to 3" of snow.  :woot:   Thank you G/W!  (http://www.libertynewsforum.com/yabbfile/Smilies/2vrolijk_08.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Elfie on January 03, 2016, 10:20:47 AM
21º out and it has starting snowing.  There calling for a high of 24º and 1" to 3" of snow.  :woot:   Thank you G/W!  (http://www.libertynewsforum.com/yabbfile/Smilies/2vrolijk_08.gif)
Lol,,,keep that on your side for now I'm lol
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 03, 2016, 11:03:01 AM
First time in weeks we awoke to something above 25, snow is almost melted, we can actually go outside and do things. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 03, 2016, 12:16:13 PM
Beautiful day in Dallas.... bright sunshine and temp near 60 degrees.   A light jacket works fine. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2016, 01:27:46 PM
Beautiful day in Dallas.... bright sunshine and temp near 60 degrees.   A light jacket works fine.

Do people in Texas know how to drive in the snow?  What Dallas gets about 15min. of snow every year.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 03, 2016, 02:08:28 PM
Do people in Texas know how to drive in the snow?  What Dallas gets about 15min. of snow every year.   :lol:

No, they don't know how to drive in the snow!

Last year we had an unusually harsh winter with three or four snows (3 or 4 inches) and a couple of iced over days.  We were totally homebound!  :laugh:

When we see a few flakes of snow in the air, the schools immediately shut down and get those kids home.  School bus drivers can't handle the snow either.   :scared:

This winter we may get no snow or ice.  It has been much milder than last year and we all love it!

We are winter wimps.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2016, 03:21:26 PM
No, they don't know how to drive in the snow!

Last year we had an unusually harsh winter with three or four snows (3 or 4 inches) and a couple of iced over days.  We were totally homebound!  :laugh:

When we see a few flakes of snow in the air, the schools immediately shut down and get those kids home.  School bus drivers can't handle the snow either.   :scared:

This winter we may get no snow or ice.  It has been much milder than last year and we all love it!

We are winter wimps.   :ohmy:

 :lol:  I learned to drive a vehicle between West Glacier and Kalispell Montana in the middle of Winter.  I had the farm tractor down pat, buy the age of 10.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 03, 2016, 03:32:26 PM
:lol:  I learned to drive a vehicle between West Glacier and Kalispell Montana in the middle of Winter.  I had the farm tractor down pat, buy the age of 10.

I drove our 45' motorhome through blizzards and -7 degree temps.  It all went with the lifestyle.  Never liked driving in snow but the northern States are good about clearing the roads quickly.  One time I drove over 100 miles behind a snowplow because I could not see the edge of the road.  The only way I stayed on the highway was by tailgating the snowplow!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2016, 03:36:45 PM
I drove our 45' motorhome through blizzards and -7 degree temps.  It all went with the lifestyle.  Never liked driving in snow but the northern States are good about clearing the roads quickly.  One time I drove over 100 miles behind a snowplow because I could not see the edge of the road.  The only way I stayed on the highway was by tailgating the snowplow!  :laugh:

 :thumbsup:  Been there done that.  :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 03, 2016, 04:33:06 PM
:thumbsup:  Been there done that.  :lol:

Yeah, that was one of the scariest moments on the road for me.  It was a white out blizzard.  I was driving the 45' motorhome and towing a Jeep Cherokee.  It all happened very quickly and I could not safely get off the road.  I was trapped.  It was very eerie.   I was crawling along the highway... no other traffic... when the snowplow came up behind me and went around me.  I quickly fell in behind him all the way to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I was a nervous wreck!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 03, 2016, 06:40:25 PM
I drove our 45' motorhome through blizzards and -7 degree temps.  It all went with the lifestyle.  Never liked driving in snow but the northern States are good about clearing the roads quickly.  One time I drove over 100 miles behind a snowplow because I could not see the edge of the road.  The only way I stayed on the highway was by tailgating the snowplow!  :laugh:
Arrrgh, we did that one time on the way to Tahoe. It was a nasty blizzard, we came up on the plow and rode his ass for over an hour, we thought people were nuts for passing us because we were safe behind the plow, of course he was throwing slush all over the car, but we trudged along at 10mph anyway because we weren't in any hurry.
Then suddenly he pulled off the road, we looked out and saw that the sky was clear and sunny, had been for quite some time.
Boy, we must have looked like complete idiots. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 04, 2016, 03:02:27 PM
Arrrgh, we did that one time on the way to Tahoe. It was a nasty blizzard, we came up on the plow and rode his ass for over an hour, we thought people were nuts for passing us because we were safe behind the plow, of course he was throwing slush all over the car, but we trudged along at 10mph anyway because we weren't in any hurry.
Then suddenly he pulled off the road, we looked out and saw that the sky was clear and sunny, had been for quite some time.
Boy, we must have looked like complete idiots. :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:   That is too funny!!

I assure you that was not the case with us.  No one was passing us either.  It was just us and the snowplow on the road.  I would have loved to have stopped but it was impossible!

I sure was glad to see Grand Rapids!!  Then I could see the roadway again and find a place to park!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 04, 2016, 04:57:31 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:   That is too funny!!

I assure you that was not the case with us.  No one was passing us either.  It was just us and the snowplow on the road.  I would have loved to have stopped but it was impossible!

I sure was glad to see Grand Rapids!!  Then I could see the roadway again and find a place to park!
Ohhh the stories of stupid I could tell when hanging with these guys. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 05, 2016, 03:02:26 PM
(http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2016/650x366_01041641_hd24-1.jpg)


Your post from the other board is not showing tonight.   :lol:

It is calling for freezing rain starting about 1600hrs our time, until 0400 on Wed.  It just started raining and it's calling for 27º tonight.   Our trees will fill up with ice cycles.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 05, 2016, 03:05:02 PM

It is calling for freezing rain starting about 1600hrs our time, until 0400 on Wed.  It just started raining and it's calling for 27º tonight.   Our trees will fill up with ice cycles.   :ohmy:

I hope it doesn't break off your tree limbs!!   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 05, 2016, 03:10:34 PM
I hope it doesn't break off your tree limbs!!   :ohmy:

Have only lost one limb in 10 years. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 05, 2016, 03:15:13 PM
Have only lost one limb in 10 years.

I suppose your trees are large and strong.  And you probably get icicles every year.  The trees are used to them.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 05, 2016, 04:44:47 PM
I suppose your trees are large and strong.  And you probably get icicles every year.  The trees are used to them.   :laugh:

YEP!!
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on January 05, 2016, 06:32:57 PM
We got a lot of rain today.  It was coming down in sheets. I guess el nino has finally arrived for us.  A lot of flood warnings in the foothills and burn areas.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 05, 2016, 06:45:22 PM
We got a lot of rain today.  It was coming down in sheets. I guess el nino has finally arrived for us.  A lot of flood warnings in the foothills and burn areas.
We had the same system come through today, you first then me, and yeah, there were some great down pours.
Supposed to last all week for us.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 06, 2016, 07:54:30 AM
We had the same system come through today, you first then me, and yeah, there were some great down pours.
Supposed to last all week for us.

Blow up your "floaties" and enjoy!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 06, 2016, 08:09:43 AM
Blow up your "floaties" and enjoy!   :laugh:
What I enjoy most is watching my little creek turn into a raging and angry river doing about 45mph, entire 100' trees ripping down the canyon like a battering ram clearing boulders like they were nothing.
I love nature unleashed, spitting in libs faces and pissing on their laws claiming they protecting the environment, and nature comes along and wipes their "Oh so precious" protected areas away. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on January 06, 2016, 08:49:33 AM
What I enjoy most is watching my little creek turn into a raging and angry river doing about 45mph, entire 100' trees ripping down the canyon like a battering ram clearing boulders like they were nothing.
I love nature unleashed, spitting in libs faces and pissing on their laws claiming they protecting the environment, and nature comes along and wipes their "Oh so precious" protected areas away. :thumbsup:

I trust all the precip you all are receiving is helping to refill the reservoirs.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: kroz on January 06, 2016, 08:51:22 AM
What I enjoy most is watching my little creek turn into a raging and angry river doing about 45mph, entire 100' trees ripping down the canyon like a battering ram clearing boulders like they were nothing.
I love nature unleashed, spitting in libs faces and pissing on their laws claiming they protecting the environment, and nature comes along and wipes their "Oh so precious" protected areas away. :thumbsup:

I love seeing nature stake it's claim also!!

I drove through northern New England immediately after hurricane Floyd.  The raging waters were very dramatic and spectacular to watch.  I have never seen anything like it before.  Absolutely amazing to visualize the strength of nature and how it demands it's way.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on January 06, 2016, 09:10:19 AM
I trust all the precip you all are receiving is helping to refill the reservoirs.

Lets hope.

We get a lot of our water from the snow pack in the Sierras.

Last week they said we had 135% of normal and this storm system should bring several more feet of the white stuff.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 06, 2016, 10:15:52 AM
I trust all the precip you all are receiving is helping to refill the reservoirs.
You bet, many are already predicted to reach normal capacity very soon here in Northern Ca.
With the runoff from the Sierra, you'll probably be hearing reports of flooding in the valley very soon, and granted, this could all be avoided if they'd just build more dams. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 14, 2016, 11:56:08 AM
Why I like Winter time in my area.  Back deck temp reading 65º in the sun, front side of the house reading 42º.  By 3 P.M. it will be the other way around.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: The Boo Man... on January 17, 2016, 08:11:05 PM
Never complain about your weather again...



It feels like it hasn’t really stopped raining all winter.

But if you think it’s been soggy where you live spare a thought for a village in west Wales – where incredibly, it has rained every day since October.

The 700 residents of Eglwyswrw have put up with some form of rainfall – from light showers to more torrential drenchings – for 81 days on the trot.

Although not a British record – that was set in 1923 when the Isle of Islay, in the inner Hebrides, had 89 days of rain – it is the longest spell of consecutive wet weather in the area for more than 92 years.

Yesterday stoic locals in the Pembrokeshire village said they were used to braving poor weather, but some admitted the ‘biblical’ rain had begun to get them down.

Fortunately, today could mark a change in their luck, with forecasters predicting no rain for the first time since October 26. Councillor and farmer John Davies, 52, said villagers will ‘hold a party’ if the rain does actually stop.

He was forced to bring his sheep indoors early after many developed wool rot because their fleeces couldn’t dry out between showers.

‘We’ve had rain of biblical proportions,’ he said. ‘It’s poured down for 80 days and nights, so by that reckoning we would need two arks.

‘We are pretty hardy, spirited people in this part of west Wales, but it is grinding people down both physically and psychologically... I’ve never seen the ground as saturated as it is now.’

Brian Llewellyn, who runs the local garage and shop, added: ‘It’s starting to hit people in their pockets, you can’t get any work done.

‘Farmers, builders and fencing contractors have all been hit. I sell wellington boots and umbrellas but it rains so much here everyone’s already got them.’

One family only moved to the village on November 15 – and have yet to experience a dry day.

Mother Sarah-Jane Absalom, 44, said: ‘I hope the locals don’t think I’m the wicked witch of the East and have brought this terrible weather with me.’

The music teacher, who lives with electrician husband Joe, 50, and children Hugo, five, and Verity, three, added: ‘The day we moved in it was torrential and persistent, we were literally soaked to the skin. Since then that’s the way it has continued.’

The only silver lining is that Eglwswrw, about 12 miles from Fishguard, stands 423ft above sea level and so never floods.

The Met Office noted that the weather station closest to the village, at Whitechurch, has recorded at least 0.2mm of rain – the level denoting a ‘rainy day’ – for the past 81 days.

But meteorologist Emma Sharples said: ‘That sequence could be broken today. It looks like it will be the first entirely dry day there since October, although there is still is a risk of a few showers.’

She said warm, moist air blowing up from the south was to blame for the village’s rainfall, adding: ‘The direction of the wind has been key – the Pembrokeshire coast is the first point at which the rain-bearing clouds meet the land.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402143/Is-wettest-village-Britain-Town-west-Wales-plagued-biblical-proportions-rain-82-days-trot.html#ixzz3xZ8vEBi6
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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 17, 2016, 08:54:41 PM
Where I live before we got about 51" of rain per year and it rained about 164 days out of a year.  That not a lot for that area, as we don't get the downpour of rain like some states.  We got a lot of misty or light rain, but not a lot of the heavy downpour rain.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 18, 2016, 04:42:55 AM
Never complain about your weather again...



It feels like it hasn’t really stopped raining all winter.

But if you think it’s been soggy where you live spare a thought for a village in west Wales – where incredibly, it has rained every day since October.

The 700 residents of Eglwyswrw have put up with some form of rainfall – from light showers to more torrential drenchings – for 81 days on the trot.

Although not a British record – that was set in 1923 when the Isle of Islay, in the inner Hebrides, had 89 days of rain – it is the longest spell of consecutive wet weather in the area for more than 92 years.

Yesterday stoic locals in the Pembrokeshire village said they were used to braving poor weather, but some admitted the ‘biblical’ rain had begun to get them down.

Fortunately, today could mark a change in their luck, with forecasters predicting no rain for the first time since October 26. Councillor and farmer John Davies, 52, said villagers will ‘hold a party’ if the rain does actually stop.

He was forced to bring his sheep indoors early after many developed wool rot because their fleeces couldn’t dry out between showers.

‘We’ve had rain of biblical proportions,’ he said. ‘It’s poured down for 80 days and nights, so by that reckoning we would need two arks.

‘We are pretty hardy, spirited people in this part of west Wales, but it is grinding people down both physically and psychologically... I’ve never seen the ground as saturated as it is now.’

Brian Llewellyn, who runs the local garage and shop, added: ‘It’s starting to hit people in their pockets, you can’t get any work done.

‘Farmers, builders and fencing contractors have all been hit. I sell wellington boots and umbrellas but it rains so much here everyone’s already got them.’

One family only moved to the village on November 15 – and have yet to experience a dry day.

Mother Sarah-Jane Absalom, 44, said: ‘I hope the locals don’t think I’m the wicked witch of the East and have brought this terrible weather with me.’

The music teacher, who lives with electrician husband Joe, 50, and children Hugo, five, and Verity, three, added: ‘The day we moved in it was torrential and persistent, we were literally soaked to the skin. Since then that’s the way it has continued.’

The only silver lining is that Eglwswrw, about 12 miles from Fishguard, stands 423ft above sea level and so never floods.

The Met Office noted that the weather station closest to the village, at Whitechurch, has recorded at least 0.2mm of rain – the level denoting a ‘rainy day’ – for the past 81 days.

But meteorologist Emma Sharples said: ‘That sequence could be broken today. It looks like it will be the first entirely dry day there since October, although there is still is a risk of a few showers.’

She said warm, moist air blowing up from the south was to blame for the village’s rainfall, adding: ‘The direction of the wind has been key – the Pembrokeshire coast is the first point at which the rain-bearing clouds meet the land.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402143/Is-wettest-village-Britain-Town-west-Wales-plagued-biblical-proportions-rain-82-days-trot.html#ixzz3xZ8vEBi6
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I read this the other day and thought about you. No wonder you left. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 18, 2016, 05:14:20 AM
I've gotten an inch an hour since midnight. What drought? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on January 18, 2016, 05:25:30 AM
I've gotten an inch an hour since midnight. What drought? :biggrin:

Month to Date  0.53"    Sunday was only  0.22"  Jan is our wet month.   :lol:   Then it's down hill from there. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on January 18, 2016, 05:56:09 AM
Month to Date  0.53"    Sunday was only  0.22"  Jan is our wet month.   :lol:   Then it's down hill from there.
February is our snow month, something I'm definitely looking forward to. :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2016, 01:07:01 PM
February is our snow month, something I'm definitely looking forward to. :blink:
Nearly 70 out and sunny, will be for more than the next week, grass coming up like Spring.
Unfortunately when we've had this during an El Nino year, it means an extended winter by several weeks. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 07, 2016, 01:20:12 PM
Nearly 70 out and sunny, will be for more than the next week, grass coming up like Spring.
Unfortunately when we've had this during an El Nino year, it means an extended winter by several weeks. :glare:

Sun is out running 50º daytime and 30º nights.  Grass is brown so I should be good for one more month before I start watering.   La Nina is on the way, I see a lot less 105º+ coming my was this year.  The wife is sitting on the back deck in the sun reading a book.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 07, 2016, 02:50:30 PM
Sun is out running 50º daytime and 30º nights.  Grass is brown so I should be good for one more month before I start watering.   La Nina is on the way, I see a lot less 105º+ coming my was this year.  The wife is sitting on the back deck in the sun reading a book.   :lol:
My grass never goes brown, just quits growing in the winter, stays green all year long, even after solid freeze, or heavy frost.
Some type of Ca hybrid for drought areas.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 10, 2016, 02:49:19 PM
Grass is turning brown.
With the assistance of Roundup.  :lol:
We're replacing the lawn for spring, needs more top soil, so I thought I'd start from scratch.

Oh, and it's in the 70s outside, windows and doors open.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 10, 2016, 09:38:53 PM
Well, it's just past midnight and 10 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Had a light dusting of snow but salt on sidewalks forestalled any shoveling, so all is well, just keep extra layers of clothes handy.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 10, 2016, 09:44:49 PM
Well, it's just past midnight and 10 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Had a light dusting of snow but salt on sidewalks forestalled any shoveling, so all is well, just keep extra layers of clothes handy.

Hmm... "salt on sidewalks" that not good for a concrete sidewalk.  Or the grass.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 10, 2016, 09:50:14 PM
Grass is turning brown.
With the assistance of Roundup.  :lol:
We're replacing the lawn for spring, needs more top soil, so I thought I'd start from scratch.

Oh, and it's in the 70s outside, windows and doors open.  :thumbsup:


That's the way I would do it.     :thumbsup:


I think our trees will start budding out in about 2 week. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: SueAnn on February 10, 2016, 09:50:15 PM
Hmm... "salt on sidewalks" that not good for a concrete sidewalk.  Or the grass.   

Only if you use the cheapie sodium chloride.  Our sidewalks are 100 years old.  We use the more expensive potassium chloride.  It is much less caustic.

Our curbs are the original granite marble.  They are really high...makes it easier to dismount your horse.  Our neighbor around the corner still has one of the horse poles that you tied reins to while visiting someone.  The street were lined with them at one time, but one by one they were removed.  They were a pain in the neck to mow around.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 10, 2016, 09:56:10 PM
Hmm... "salt on sidewalks" that not good for a concrete sidewalk.  Or the grass.   

I wrongly generalized. It's magnesium chloride, "Less stressful on the concrete," sayeth She Who Must be Obeyed. As for the grass, let the clover win, it's easier to mow.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: SueAnn on February 10, 2016, 10:02:36 PM
I wrongly generalized. It's magnesium chloride, "Less stressful on the concrete," sayeth She Who Must be Obeyed. As for the grass, let the clover win, it's easier to mow.

quiller, you are so comical!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 10, 2016, 10:12:16 PM
I wrongly generalized. It's magnesium chloride, "Less stressful on the concrete," sayeth She Who Must be Obeyed. As for the grass, let the clover win, it's easier to mow.


LOL Give my love to N.

I would not know about clover being easier to mow, I don't have it in my yard.   :lol:    City people love to walk barefoot through the grass when they come out.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 10, 2016, 10:32:21 PM

LOL Give my love to N.
Done!

Quote
I would not know about clover being easier to mow, I don't have it in my yard.   :lol:    City people love to walk barefoot through the grass when they come out.   :lol:

If I had city people visiting my property, their first concern should be how much I can get for the gas I siphon from their tanks as I overcharge them for running barefoot across my lawn.

No, I take that back. It's ten degrees above freezing zeroand if city people want to run barefoot through light snow on my yard, then let them. I'll even donate pails of water to rinse down with after their romp. I need the upper arm exercise, emptying pails at high speed.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 10, 2016, 10:37:22 PM
quiller, you are so comical!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have a thousand Henny Youngman jokes to fit this occasion, but the truth here is, it took me seven years of pleading before she married me and we have been together now nearly twenty years. I don't drag her into this stuff, much, mainly because she's too smart to get mired in partisan politics. I, unfortunately, am not.

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 10, 2016, 10:40:04 PM
Done!

If I had city people visiting my property, their first concern should be how much I can get for the gas I siphon from their tanks as I overcharge them for running barefoot across my lawn.

No, I take that back. It's ten degrees above freezing and if city people want to run barefoot through light snow on my yard, then let them. I'll even donate pails of water to rinse down with after their romp. I need the upper arm exercise, emptying pails at high speed.

I find a electric fuel pump works great for that.   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: naleta on February 10, 2016, 10:46:12 PM
I have a thousand Henny Youngman jokes to fit this occasion, but the truth here is, it took me seven years of pleading before she married me and we have been together now nearly twenty years. I don't drag her into this stuff, much, mainly because she's too smart to get mired in partisan politics. I, unfortunately, am not.

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:lol:  You got it, dear.

Quote
LOL Give my love to N.
{{{HUG}}} to you walkstall
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on February 10, 2016, 10:50:02 PM
I notice she didn't argue when I said I wasn't smart enough to avoid partisan politics.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: SueAnn on February 11, 2016, 12:14:55 AM
Quiller, You've only been married 20 years?  You folks are just puppies, just getting started.  :wink:

Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on February 13, 2016, 10:52:50 AM
It's unbelievable how green thing get in a desert area.  We had light rain about two days a week and heavy rainfall one day a week.  For the last 3 week with day time temps around 40/50.º  My yard is all brown yet but everything around us is looking velvet green right now.  I will enjoy it now as soon it will be all gone and the only thing green will be where you water.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on February 13, 2016, 12:35:15 PM
It's unbelievable how green thing get in a desert area.  We had light rain about two days a week and heavy rainfall one day a week.  For the last 3 week with day time temps around 40/50.º  My yard is all brown yet but everything around us is looking velvet green right now.  I will enjoy it now as soon it will be all gone and the only thing green will be where you water.
Everything here in the forest is greening up, the ground has a 3" growth, but if I don't hit it now with weed killer, it'll be 3' tall by April, brown and a fire hazard by July.
So here I am mixing Roundup and Brushkill in diesel and spraying about 5 acres of rugged terrain with the Razer, and I'll have to repeat it about three times before April.

That's about 50 gallons of mix. This is one of those things I love as much as doing firewood. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 02, 2016, 06:28:41 AM
It's calling for 78º again today.   :tounge:  It will get 110º on my back deck again. Will be turning on the water for the yard and trees today.  Flower coming up all over the place.  You would think it was Summer time and not just Spring.

Putting my Winter clothes away and bring out shorts and t shirts for the next 7 to 8 months.  (http://www.libertynewsforum.com/yabbfiles/Smilies/2vrolijk_08.gif)

Will be bring out the riding lawn mower and cut the grass for the first time this year.  I fertilized last week as it was calling for rain so it's green up nicely from the Winter time sleep.  Most of the tilling and planting is done around my area and the farming circles are turning green all around us.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 02, 2016, 07:55:39 AM
I'm looking at the Doug fir and pine and seeing pollen bombs just waiting to paint the forest gold.
Yes, it's going to be a banner year for allergy. :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on April 02, 2016, 08:00:19 AM
I'm looking at the Doug fir and pine and seeing pollen bombs just waiting to paint the forest gold.
Yes, it's going to be a banner year for allergy. :glare:

Ugh...that stuff is nasty.  It's hard to wash off.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 02, 2016, 08:08:25 AM
Ugh...that stuff is nasty.  It's hard to wash off.
Exactly!!! And I have a huge solar array on the roof, and if I don't scrub it off, I lose 30% output daily.
It's probably the one thing I hate about Spring, otherwise, it's beautiful.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on April 02, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
Snow fell today for about an hour, so thickly we had almost pure whiteout conditions. It's almost gone now, but for a while it was ALMOST the winter we've scarcely had.

Michigan. If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 02, 2016, 03:49:47 PM
Snow fell today for about an hour, so thickly we had almost pure whiteout conditions. It's almost gone now, but for a while it was ALMOST the winter we've scarcely had.

Michigan. If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.
Ugggh, I know what you mean.
Here we are, having the most beautiful weather all year, with 75 deg. 15% humidity, light Southerly breeze, the smell of Madrone in bloom, but no matter how much I want this to last, folklore proves correct every year.

Winter isn't over till it snows on the Dogwood blooms, and those are still a month away.
Yep, we still have at least one more blast of Winter to come.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on April 03, 2016, 04:08:43 AM
Ugggh, I know what you mean.
Here we are, having the most beautiful weather all year, with 75 deg. 15% humidity, light Southerly breeze, the smell of Madrone in bloom, but no matter how much I want this to last, folklore proves correct every year.

Winter isn't over till it snows on the Dogwood blooms, and those are still a month away.
Yep, we still have at least one more blast of Winter to come.
We've got trees and bushes blooming...and snow on them. Round #2 came in later on after I posted. Grrrr.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 03, 2016, 06:51:47 AM
We've got trees and bushes blooming...and snow on them. Round #2 came in later on after I posted. Grrrr.....

Cut the grass on Sat.  :biggrin:  and started watering this A.M. at 0500.  Round #2 for me will be, 77º today and 85º by Thursday.  I should have my sun tan for this year by Monday the 11th.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 03, 2016, 07:29:45 AM
We've got trees and bushes blooming...and snow on them. Round #2 came in later on after I posted. Grrrr.....
And it doesn't look good for you anytime soon either.

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on April 03, 2016, 08:55:28 AM
Winter isn't over till it snows on the Dogwood blooms, and those are still a month away.

Love dogwoods.  One season I drove through Kuffel Canyon up in the mountains and the dogwood petals were falling all over and piling up.  Everything was covered in white, it looked like it was snowing.   :smile:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 03, 2016, 09:36:59 AM
Love dogwoods.  One season I drove through Kuffel Canyon up in the mountains and the dogwood petals were falling all over and piling up.  Everything was covered in white, it looked like it was snowing.   :smile:
Same here, my creek is lined with them, looks like a Rockwell painting, and the smell of the blossoms is pure candy sweet, a cross between honeysuckle and rose. :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Dori on April 03, 2016, 11:30:52 AM
Same here, my creek is lined with them, looks like a Rockwell painting, and the smell of the blossoms is pure candy sweet, a cross between honeysuckle and rose. :ohmy:

Sounds lovely.  You should post some pictures.  I tried to find a pic of Kuffle Canyon during dogwood season, but can't find one.  It was like driving down a lane in a Disney movie.   :smile:

I think that drive, and ones through the Pacific redwoods are pretties one's I've ever seen. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 03, 2016, 12:16:28 PM
Sounds lovely.  You should post some pictures.  I tried to find a pic of Kuffle Canyon during dogwood season, but can't find one.  It was like driving down a lane in a Disney movie.   :smile:

I think that drive, and ones through the Pacific redwoods are pretties one's I've ever seen.
Strangely enough, they only bloom a few at a time, so as the last ones bloom, the first ones have already shrivled.
It's my topography. The canyon creek drops about 300' in elevation down into Bear creek and the temperature variation and lack of sun over 6 weeks makes for an odd site.

But as they bloom I will post some shots, there ought to be an awful lot of blooms this year with all the rain.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on April 03, 2016, 12:57:17 PM
And it doesn't look good for you anytime soon either.

http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif

It'll blow over. Probably....

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Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 06, 2016, 01:56:43 PM
I'd swear, someone flipped the summer switch.
It's 93 out at the moment and still warming.
It was supposed to hit a high of 80 which is still considered very hot this time of year, but 90's? :glare:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 06, 2016, 02:11:45 PM
I'd swear, someone flipped the summer switch.
It's 93 out at the moment and still warming.
It was supposed to hit a high of 80 which is still considered very hot this time of year, but 90's? :glare:

My sun tan is coming along just fine.  The grass has gone from a dead brown look of winter to a full green in under two weeks.  The leave are coming out big time on the trees.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 09, 2016, 05:37:25 AM
Rain. Rained yesterday afternoon, all night and now drizzle at 57 degrees.
Yeah, it's off of the equator, very warm, very humid, not the kind of rain we want because too much, and it melts the snow pack, but just the right amount, and it saturates like a sponge an when the temps fall, it freezes like a rock, commonly referred to as Sierra Cement to skiers.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: quiller on April 09, 2016, 09:06:00 AM
We had three inches of snow overnight. Nature's way of telling my wife Happy Birthday....  :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on April 09, 2016, 10:06:22 AM
We had three inches of snow overnight. Nature's way of telling my wife Happy Birthday....  :blink:
I'd trade ya, but water content wise, we're tied. We got a a quarter inch this morn, just a steady drizzle, just enough to keep us indoors.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 09, 2016, 03:44:09 PM
I'd trade ya, but water content wise, we're tied. We got a a quarter inch this morn, just a steady drizzle, just enough to keep us indoors.

I lived on the West side of Washington State for over 45 years.  A steady drizzle is just something we work and play in or we would be inside all year round.  LOL
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on April 12, 2016, 07:18:44 AM
Looks like we are dropping down into the high 60's for 4 to 5 days.  Before going back up in to the 80's.  We may even get so rain Thu/AM, time for my yearly shower.  Now where did I put that soap on a rope.   :ohmy:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 04, 2016, 04:16:43 PM
103º in my front yard  :woot:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 04, 2016, 07:21:51 PM
103º in my front yard  :woot:
If tomorrow is like today, it'll feel even hotter.
You have a tropical mass headed your way tonight and tomorrow.
Yes, it sucked today. :glare:
Though we just barely break into the 90s, add humidity like that crap, and we just don't go outside.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 04, 2016, 08:39:03 PM
If tomorrow is like today, it'll feel even hotter.
You have a tropical mass headed your way tonight and tomorrow.
Yes, it sucked today. :glare:
Though we just barely break into the 90s, add humidity like that crap, and we just don't go outside.


I love it.

Sun   Jun 5    103°    Humidity 22%


Mon   Jun 6    105°   Humidity 26%


Tue    Jun 7    103°   Humidity 25%

then back down into the 80's and 90's

Did I say I got a new AC/HP unit for the wife. The old one would not keep up for her.  She has been going through the change of life for the last 35+ years.  I have to wear a heavy flannel shirt when I am in the house.




Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 05, 2016, 06:00:32 AM

I love it.

Sun   Jun 5    103°    Humidity 22%


Mon   Jun 6    105°   Humidity 26%


Tue    Jun 7    103°   Humidity 25%

then back down into the 80's and 90's

Did I say I got a new AC/HP unit for the wife. The old one would not keep up for her.  She has been going through the change of life for the last 35+ years.  I have to wear a heavy flannel shirt when I am in the house.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm thinking of getting one installed, mostly to keep the pollen down, I died this spring.
And that humidity that was headed your way last night? It decided to sprinkle and make for a miserable night sleep of about 2 hrs total.
Gee, had I had one, I wouldn't have had to suffer through a tropical storm last night. Yeah, I'm definitely getting one now.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 16, 2016, 05:55:05 AM
Second morning in a row we awoke to 35 deg., with daytime hitting the 50s. They're calling for snow just above me and rain in the valley.
Just checked again, it's still the middle of June? :blink:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 16, 2016, 06:19:10 AM
Second morning in a row we awoke to 35 deg., with daytime hitting the 50s. They're calling for snow just above me and rain in the valley.
Just checked again, it's still the middle of June? :blink:

We are holding in the high 70º and 45 night time, but a lot of wind 20+ for the last 2 days.  Will be going back up around Sunday into the high 80's and 90's. It's calling for 20% rain today.   I don't think it will even hit the ground around us.   :lol:  But you can smell it in the air.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 16, 2016, 07:35:18 AM
We are holding in the high 70º and 45 night time, but a lot of wind 20+ for the last 2 days.  Will be going back up around Sunday into the high 80's and 90's. It's calling for 20% rain today.   I don't think it will even hit the ground around us.   :lol:  But you can smell it in the air.
Same here, you can see the virga, but gone before it reaches us.
They say we'll be 105 by next monday. I hope to Hell they're wrong. :scared:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on June 16, 2016, 09:02:01 AM
Same here, you can see the virga, but gone before it reaches us.
They say we'll be 105 by next monday. I hope to Hell they're wrong. :scared:

Did you look into that AC/HP yet?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on June 16, 2016, 09:13:57 AM
Did you look into that AC/HP yet?
Thanks for the reminder. :cool:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 07, 2016, 11:13:12 AM
Walks, we're about to drop into the low to mid 70s from a front out of the North, but it looks like it's already over your area.
Is it really that cool, or are they predicting wrong?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 07, 2016, 11:23:53 AM
Walks, we're about to drop into the low to mid 70s from a front out of the North, but it looks like it's already over your area.
Is it really that cool, or are they predicting wrong?


Right now it's 79º and overcast off and on today through Sunday.  But it's calling for 88º today.  We will drop down in to the very low 80's then start coming back up on next Wed.   It's calling for 20% rain for Friday and Sat. 10% for Sunday.  So with only a 20% I don't think we will go it. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 08, 2016, 03:19:28 PM

Right now it's 79º and overcast off and on today through Sunday.  But it's calling for 88º today.  We will drop down in to the very low 80's then start coming back up on next Wed.   It's calling for 20% rain for Friday and Sat. 10% for Sunday.  So with only a 20% I don't think we will go it.
Cold tonight and the next couple of days. Look at the cold low in the gulf coming down.
(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 08, 2016, 03:54:14 PM
Cold tonight and the next couple of days. Look at the cold low in the gulf coming down.
(http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/SatelliteLoop/hipacsat_None_anim.gif)

For us now there calling for up to 30% now, rain starting about 2100 through the night.  The Dalles in Oregon sure can use the rain.  They have a 15 mile long fire along the Columbia river, about 90 miles West of us.  So hoping the night rain will help them.  Farmers and fire fighter are out working it big time. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 08, 2016, 07:28:22 PM
For us now there calling for up to 30% now, rain starting about 2100 through the night.  The Dalles in Oregon sure can use the rain.  They have a 15 mile long fire along the Columbia river, about 90 miles West of us.  So hoping the night rain will help them.  Farmers and fire fighter are out working it big time.
We're hoping for a shower as well, we've had a fire burning about 5 miles from us for the last 3 weeks in the Rubicon canyon, but we've been extremely lucky that the breeze has been light, which is highly unusual.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 08, 2016, 08:45:23 PM
We're hoping for a shower as well, we've had a fire burning about 5 miles from us for the last 3 weeks in the Rubicon canyon, but we've been extremely lucky that the breeze has been light, which is highly unusual.


This is what there calling for Friday night.

(https://i.imwx.com/images/maps/forecast/map_wkpln_night1_3usnw_enus_600x405.jpg)



Saturday.

(https://i.imwx.com/images/maps/forecast/map_wkpln_day2_3usnw_enus_600x405.jpg)


Update...  We now have rain.   :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 08, 2016, 10:23:56 PM


Update...  We now have rain.   :lol:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 10, 2016, 05:35:19 AM
Walks, you have to be getting the same blast of cold we are, I awoke to the 30s this morn.
Instead of turning on the whole house fan, I closed the house up and may light a damn fire....In the middle of July, no less. :lol:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 10, 2016, 05:45:21 AM
Walks, you have to be getting the same blast of cold we are, I awoke to the 30s this morn.
Instead of turning on the whole house fan, I closed the house up and may light a damn fire....In the middle of July, no less. :lol:

Well right now at this posting it's 60º outside and it's calling for 80º for today.  It must be going around us and staying on the West side of the state.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 10, 2016, 06:18:53 AM
Well right now at this posting it's 60º outside and it's calling for 80º for today.  It must be going around us and staying on the West side of the state.
I'll be lucky if I get out of the 60s today.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 10, 2016, 06:41:55 AM
I'll be lucky if I get out of the 60s today.

The Columbia River is 308 feet above sea level just below us.  We are 500 feet above the river so our elevation is not that high. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 11, 2016, 07:12:29 AM
The Columbia River is 308 feet above sea level just below us.  We are 500 feet above the river so our elevation is not that high.
I'm guessing it was the cloud cover keeping you warmer, we stayed clear and cold, this morning as well.
Feels like Fall outside, even smells like it because of all the woodstoves.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 29, 2016, 03:38:25 PM
I'm guessing it was the cloud cover keeping you warmer, we stayed clear and cold, this morning as well.
Feels like Fall outside, even smells like it because of all the woodstoves.

Well today was shopping day for me.  It was 110º out from about 1200 on.  It will drop into the high 90º for about the next 10 days.  The AC in the Dodge Ram was only good for about 30min in that tem, with all the big windows.  You just can not keep the sun out of the big front window.   Going into town you driving into the sun, then coming home your driving into the sun also.  The town is East of us and there no town West of us for about 150+ miles.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 29, 2016, 04:19:26 PM
Well today was shopping day for me.  It was 110º out from about 1200 on.  It will drop into the high 90º for about the next 10 days.  The AC in the Dodge Ram was only good for about 30min in that tem, with all the big windows.  You just can not keep the sun out of the big front window.   Going into town you driving into the sun, then coming home your driving into the sun also.  The town is East of us and there no town West of us for about 150+ miles.
Uggghhh, I know what you mean, we are hitting 100 and well for two more days.
I also can relate on the air in the Dodge with a full size passenger cab on an 8' bed that seems to be Hells heat collector, I have the air on full and fan on high, where there's no talking over the noise of the fan, and still, its just enough to ward off the heat, but forget actually getting cold, not with all that glass.

The Subaru on the other hand can make ice within 30 seconds. I'd swear that car seems to have a much stronger air conditioner.
I never really was impressed with the one in the truck.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 29, 2016, 07:56:06 PM
Uggghhh, I know what you mean, we are hitting 100 and well for two more days.
I also can relate on the air in the Dodge with a full size passenger cab on an 8' bed that seems to be Hells heat collector, I have the air on full and fan on high, where there's no talking over the noise of the fan, and still, its just enough to ward off the heat, but forget actually getting cold, not with all that glass.

The Subaru on the other hand can make ice within 30 seconds. I'd swear that car seems to have a much stronger air conditioner.
I never really was impressed with the one in the truck.

I have found by cracking one the back window about 1/8" it lets some the hot air out and it does feel some what cooler.  As all the hot air just keep building up and not place to go. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 29, 2016, 09:02:41 PM
I have found by cracking one the back window about 1/8" it lets some the hot air out and it does feel some what cooler.  As all the hot air just keep building up and not place to go.
Yeah, I do that when I first fire up the truck, because the average air con can only lower the ambient air temp by 40 degrees.
I have factory tint on all three back windows, and yes, I'v no doubt that makes a huge difference.
You could get those roll down sun shades for yours, that might help.

When was the last time you had your refrigerant changed? I had a friend who owned a Mercedes Benz repair did mine for free back in the 80s, and it made a world of difference in my El Camino, which I've had since it was new in 69, and now parked in need of a drive train. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on July 29, 2016, 09:43:50 PM
Yeah, I do that when I first fire up the truck, because the average air con can only lower the ambient air temp by 40 degrees.
I have factory tint on all three back windows, and yes, I'v no doubt that makes a huge difference.
You could get those roll down sun shades for yours, that might help.

When was the last time you had your refrigerant changed? I had a friend who owned a Mercedes Benz repair did mine for free back in the 80s, and it made a world of difference in my El Camino, which I've had since it was new in 69, and now parked in need of a drive train. :biggrin:

As last year was hotter I had it all check out last year.  The said it was working great nothing wrong with it.  And that was at the Dodge shop.  When it around 80 to 85 there no problems, it's just when it get 90 and above in the full sun.   The roll downs don't work as 95% of the heat comes through the front big window.  I have the factory tint on all three back windows also.  I had them pull the back tinted window out and put in a tinted slider window last year.  So if I needed to open the windows I would get a good air flow.  The AC just was not made for 90 to 100+ temps for 6 to 8 hrs a day.   The trip over to Seattle was great it was a 5 hr drive, but the sun was at our back all the time.   But coming home the sun was coming right through the front.  I was going to come home at night but the wife changed my mind.   :lol: 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on July 30, 2016, 06:49:29 AM
As last year was hotter I had it all check out last year.  The said it was working great nothing wrong with it.  And that was at the Dodge shop.  When it around 80 to 85 there no problems, it's just when it get 90 and above in the full sun.   The roll downs don't work as 95% of the heat comes through the front big window.  I have the factory tint on all three back windows also.  I had them pull the back tinted window out and put in a tinted slider window last year.  So if I needed to open the windows I would get a good air flow.  The AC just was not made for 90 to 100+ temps for 6 to 8 hrs a day.   The trip over to Seattle was great it was a 5 hr drive, but the sun was at our back all the time.   But coming home the sun was coming right through the front.  I was going to come home at night but the wife changed my mind.   :lol:
Yeah, that really is the issue, Dodge seems to use the same standard A/C in all their vehicles, and the damn thing just isn't strong enough for that much square footage.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 22, 2016, 02:51:22 PM
That time of year again.
Just lit the woodstove, clear, sunny and a cold North wind @ 55 degrees, with last night's low of 32 and the same tonight, I figured I better take the edge off the house before Toy comes home and freaks out. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 22, 2016, 03:29:11 PM
That time of year again.
Just lit the woodstove, clear, sunny and a cold North wind @ 55 degrees, with last night's low of 32 and the same tonight, I figured I better take the edge off the house before Toy comes home and freaks out. :biggrin:

 :lol:  we hit 41º last night and the wife had me turn on the heat this AM for about 2 hrs.  Then she was calling for the AC by 10 AM. 

We don't see the 40's at night until Oct. some time.  But we will be going back up at night into the 50's after tonight.   

The cool night are starting the leaves to start dropping some.  About 10 or so a day. 

Will be Partly Cloudy in the AM on Friday then sun for the next 7 days.    I will fertilize the lawn for the winter next month.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 22, 2016, 05:46:22 PM
:lol:  we hit 41º last night and the wife had me turn on the heat this AM for about 2 hrs.  Then she was calling for the AC by 10 AM. 

We don't see the 40's at night until Oct. some time.  But we will be going back up at night into the 50's after tonight.   

The cool night are starting the leaves to start dropping some.  About 10 or so a day. 

Will be Partly Cloudy in the AM on Friday then sun for the next 7 days.    I will fertilize the lawn for the winter next month.
Were @ peak Fall colors at the moment, they'll all be off the trees in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 22, 2016, 06:16:43 PM
Were @ peak Fall colors at the moment, they'll all be off the trees in the next few weeks.

Our should be off by Nov. sometime.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 22, 2016, 06:27:35 PM
Our should be off by Nov. sometime.
Truth is, we really don't have that much where I live, mostly heavy conifer forests with the exception of the canyons, so there really isn't that much to see unless you go down to the foothills.
Hard to believe this time next month, cold, wet weather will be the norm and summer will be a distant memory.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 22, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
Truth is, we really don't have that much where I live, mostly heavy conifer forests with the exception of the canyons, so there really isn't that much to see unless you go down to the foothills.
Hard to believe this time next month, cold, wet weather will be the norm and summer will be a distant memory.

My neighbor lives on the ridge like I do, up 500'.   The wind cleans his yard as he has no fence around his yard.  I do so I have to clean it every years.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on September 28, 2016, 09:44:54 PM
Well look like Thur. will be our last day in the 80º's  and Oct. 3 will be our last day of 70º.   But in the sun is will feel like 80º for the next month or so.   

The wife said I should look into something for picking up the leaves this yeas.  Instead of packing a blower around for a day every week until there all gone.   I will check into something for the quad.  As I don't like the idea of using the riding lawn mower for that.  As it is set up for mulching the grass. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on September 29, 2016, 09:50:33 AM
Our 80s are over, calling for rain Sunday and Friday, then low 70s from here on out.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 01, 2016, 07:02:26 AM
Winter storm warning for my area on Sunday, though most accumulation will be over the passes.
Well, there went Summer in a hurry... :unsure:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 01, 2016, 08:54:52 AM
Winter storm warning for my area on Sunday, though most accumulation will be over the passes.
Well, there went Summer in a hurry... :unsure:

Well I will be in the 70's now and the mid 40's at night time for the next month.  I got 2 more months of summer this year then last year.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 14, 2016, 06:25:53 PM
Woke to soft rain at 4:00 am which continued all day. @ 2" so far, supposed to rain for the next four days with a total of 8".
Yeah, summer is now just a memory, but it's a warm storm in the low 50s.....
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 14, 2016, 07:07:00 PM
Woke to soft rain at 4:00 am which continued all day. @ 2" so far, supposed to rain for the next four days with a total of 8".
Yeah, summer is now just a memory, but it's a warm storm in the low 50s.....
 

8" you have to love the California droughts,  :rolleyes:

Thur. we got 025" Today no rain Sun off and on Sat. 0.25 to 0.5"  Sunday calling for 0.25"  We have had some 25MPH winds the last two day.   In Portland there calling for 70MPH winds.  By the time it gets to us it will be 15MPH.   :thumbsup:   We are running in the high 60 to 70's day time, mid 40's night time.   
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 17, 2016, 05:43:46 PM
 

8" you have to love the California droughts,  :rolleyes:

Thur. we got 025" Today no rain Sun off and on Sat. 0.25 to 0.5"  Sunday calling for 0.25"  We have had some 25MPH winds the last two day.   In Portland there calling for 70MPH winds.  By the time it gets to us it will be 15MPH.   :thumbsup:   We are running in the high 60 to 70's day time, mid 40's night time.
We got eight and a half inches of rain over the weekend. Creek went from babbling brook to roaring rampage again, mud/rockslides and downed trees.
Yeah, things are normal in the Sierra once again.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 17, 2016, 07:04:14 PM
We got eight and a half inches of rain over the weekend. Creek went from babbling brook to roaring rampage again, mud/rockslides and downed trees.
Yeah, things are normal in the Sierra once again.

My son said he added 4 new downspout on each side of the house as it was coming down so hard in Tacoma Washington.   So that gives him 6 on each side of the house now.  He said that will not happen again, as he got his butt soaked with water even with rain gear on.   :lol:   He been working on a system for using the rain water for his vegetable garden but not that much rain.   :lol:  He can now divert the overflow out into the street gutter drains.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 17, 2016, 07:46:28 PM
My son said he added 4 new downspout on each side of the house as it was coming down so hard in Tacoma Washington.   So that gives him 6 on each side of the house now.  He said that will not happen again, as he got his butt soaked with water even with rain gear on.   :lol:   He been working on a system for using the rain water for his vegetable garden but not that much rain.   :lol:  He can now divert the overflow out into the street gutter drains.
After more than 25 years, I'm finally having gutters installed next week. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 17, 2016, 08:53:00 PM
After more than 25 years, I'm finally having gutters installed next week. :biggrin:

Now you can go out side and take a shower.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 18, 2016, 06:49:39 AM
Now you can go out side and take a shower.   :biggrin:
State meteorology report came out, we're @ 558% of normal rainfall for this time of year, and the dumb asses are still claiming we're in a drought. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on October 18, 2016, 08:01:24 AM
State meteorology report came out, we're @ 558% of normal rainfall for this time of year, and the dumb asses are still claiming we're in a drought. :rolleyes:

Would like to borrow some of that for WNC. We are down 7.5" for the year.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 18, 2016, 09:07:57 AM
Would like to borrow some of that for WNC. We are down 7.5" for the year.
That's actually quite a bit. Unfortunately for you guys, when our pattern is wet, it usually means a blocking high back east or or just past the Rocky mtns, cutting off the midwest flow.
In Ca, it's one of two things, drought or drown, we're heading into drowning this season.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 18, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
MT. HOOD, Ore. -- Several inches of snow fell up at Timberline Lodge over the weekend,

I see Timberline Lodge at MT Hood Oregon had it first snow fall this year. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on October 18, 2016, 09:22:12 AM
That's actually quite a bit. Unfortunately for you guys, when our pattern is wet, it usually means a blocking high back east or or just past the Rocky mtns, cutting off the midwest flow.
In Ca, it's one of two things, drought or drown, we're heading into drowning this season.

Exactly. The high is what kept Matthew hugging the coast and it could not take the normal right and turn out into the Atlantic.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on October 18, 2016, 10:19:25 AM
MT. HOOD, Ore. -- Several inches of snow fell up at Timberline Lodge over the weekend,

I see Timberline Lodge at MT Hood Oregon had it first snow fall this year.
Yeah, the snow level was pretty high, but we still got more than a foot over the crest and passes.
I hope this pattern holds. There would be more water than the reservoirs can handle and they'd still claim drought because of AGW, when in fact, there just isn't enough storage for all the new illegals in the state.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on October 24, 2016, 08:37:51 PM
It's that time a year.  Forecasters are predicting a La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean. 
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Post by: Solar on October 25, 2016, 08:14:06 AM
It's that time a year.  Forecasters are predicting a La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean.
I wish I remembered his name, but a Ca meteorologist predicted two years ago that after the drought busted in 2016, that we'd have a very wet end to 2016, a wet start to 2017, ending in a La Nina freezing winter with lots of snow due to residual moisture from the El Nino.
So far looks like he's on target.
Only problem for us, is these events stop just 20 miles to the South of us, so our weather can be extremely radical and hard to predict.
Sometimes we get the full brunt and more from a storm, while other times, it drifts to the north about 5 miles and misses us completely, but what never fails us are the thunderstorms that form over the crest of the Sierra, where it's sunny, or foggy in the valley, and rainy/snowy at our place for days on end.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on November 14, 2016, 04:28:05 AM
We are surrounded by fires. The air quality is terrible and very unhealthy. We are over 10" below average in rain for the year and had less than one inch since the first of September. It is the worst I have ever experienced. Little or no rain expected this week. I need to blow some leaves, but it was uncomfortable for me to walk from the car to the grocery store yesterday.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 14, 2016, 06:25:30 AM
We are surrounded by fires. The air quality is terrible and very unhealthy. We are over 10" below average in rain for the year and had less than one inch since the first of September. It is the worst I have ever experienced. Little or no rain expected this week. I need to blow some leaves, but it was uncomfortable for me to walk from the car to the grocery store yesterday.
We're having the complete opposite finally. The last few years we too were plagued by some and fires and little rain, but this Fall we're at 525% above normal rainfall, yet still experiencing sunny days in the 70s, when we should be in the 40s with drizzle.
Not complaining, just marveling in breaking records with nice weather for a change.
Next week looks like normal Fall weather will finally make it's entrance. :sad:
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Post by: walkstall on November 14, 2016, 08:32:45 PM
We are surrounded by fires. The air quality is terrible and very unhealthy. We are over 10" below average in rain for the year and had less than one inch since the first of September. It is the worst I have ever experienced. Little or no rain expected this week. I need to blow some leaves, but it was uncomfortable for me to walk from the car to the grocery store yesterday.

Stay safe young man. 

I live in Eastern Washington the Columbia Basin area also know as the desert area of the state.  We get most of our rain/snow in Nov, Dec and Jan.  Month to Date we now have  0.20' of rain.  Average for this month is about 1.22".  We start getting snow around Dec. 20 most years.  Precip for Dec is around 1.34". 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 15, 2016, 04:31:30 AM
We are surrounded by fires. The air quality is terrible and very unhealthy. We are over 10" below average in rain for the year and had less than one inch since the first of September. It is the worst I have ever experienced. Little or no rain expected this week. I need to blow some leaves, but it was uncomfortable for me to walk from the car to the grocery store yesterday.
Did you mean the air was so smokey, that it made it hard?

I bought a particle mask, cheap works, but I spent the money on a good one with changeable filters, and what a difference it made on the smoke.
It was like living in a fire for three weeks (sometimes 10' visibility) when we had an out of control fire just a few miles away that they couldn't fight due to terrain, so they had to let it burn.
It's like living in a constant downpour, only it's smoke, where you run from the truck to the house because you can't breathe, dread going outside for anything because of the smoke.
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Post by: supsalemgr on November 15, 2016, 04:42:16 AM
Did you mean the air was so smokey, that it made it hard?

I bought a particle mask, cheap works, but I spent the money on a good one with changeable filters, and what a difference it made on the smoke.
It was like living in a fire for three weeks (sometimes 10' visibility) when we had an out of control fire just a few miles away that they couldn't fight due to terrain, so they had to let it burn.
It's like living in a constant downpour, only it's smoke, where you run from the truck to the house because you can't breathe, dread going outside for anything because of the smoke.

The air is very smokey and makes breathung difficult and I do not have breathing strategies. The wind is calm so the smoke settles in the valley's. That is a mixed blessing as lack of wind helps the firefighters.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 15, 2016, 06:54:03 AM
The air is very smokey and makes breathung difficult and I do not have breathing strategies. The wind is calm so the smoke settles in the valley's. That is a mixed blessing as lack of wind helps the firefighters.
I avoid the smoke at all costs because back when I was fighting fires in the 80s, I got smoke from poison oak on me, and ever since that day, if poison oak is burning, and I get just a bit of smoke, I break out all over.
Sadly fires are in the summer and I'm forced to wear clothes with elastic in the cuffs as well as a respirator and hat. Simply miserable, and Ca has fires all summer long up and down the state.
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Post by: walkstall on November 17, 2016, 10:31:48 AM
Well Winter is just around the corner.  We had our first night under 30º last night, tonight looks like the same.    :lol:   Grass has been cut for the last time this year.  Leave are all blown but one tree that always holds on for two or three week every year.   

Our neighbors dog had no problem going into our garage for the night as they are gone for two weeks.  When their gone he comes over and stays with us.  They will be going South for the Winter for 2 or 3 months again, so we will move his bed and food into our garage until they get back.  We keep our garage at 70º for the Winter so he like it in there at night.  He's a farm dog and just will not go into the garage until it night time, unless I am working in there.  If I go to the door he right there to make sure he get out in the day time. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 17, 2016, 10:56:32 AM
We froze last night as well. Snow is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 17, 2016, 11:05:52 AM
We froze last night as well. Snow is just around the corner.

It's in all the mountain passes off and on in our state.  I also see it on the very high tops off and on in the Blue Mountain range.  The Blue Mountains is outside our dinning window, about 85 miles away in Oregon.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 17, 2016, 11:36:50 AM
It's in all the mountain passes off and on in our state.  I also see it on the very high tops off and on in the Blue Mountain range.  The Blue Mountains is outside our dinning window, about 85 miles away in Oregon.
Same here. I flew my drone up near the snow line yesterday, it's about 8 miles away, though it's just a dusting, it gets much deeper across the crest about 20 miles away.
I expect to see a lot more snow in a few days, probably within a mile of the house where the elevation is around 5000'.
I expect a lot of snow this year. :glare:     :lol:
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Post by: walkstall on November 17, 2016, 12:12:51 PM
Same here. I flew my drone up near the snow line yesterday, it's about 8 miles away, though it's just a dusting, it gets much deeper across the crest about 20 miles away.
I expect to see a lot more snow in a few days, probably within a mile of the house where the elevation is around 5000'.
I expect a lot of snow this year. :glare:     :lol:

We are getting snow on the passes at 3022' and below.  Does not look good for going to Tacoma Washington for Turkey day.  So I think we will get a Hotel and go over the day before and for the night of Turkey day, and come home on Friday. That way we can take our time and not have a lot of traffic. 
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 18, 2016, 07:06:38 AM
The air is very smokey and makes breathung difficult and I do not have breathing strategies. The wind is calm so the smoke settles in the valley's. That is a mixed blessing as lack of wind helps the firefighters.
Doesn't look allthat great for your area.

https://weather.com/news/weather/video/winter-snow-and-precipitation-outlook-is-here
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Post by: supsalemgr on November 18, 2016, 12:42:23 PM
Doesn't look allthat great for your area.

https://weather.com/news/weather/video/winter-snow-and-precipitation-outlook-is-here

There is no rain relief in the near future. However, the firefighters continue to make progress. I played golf today and when we were finishing the wind had changed and it really became smokey again.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 18, 2016, 12:59:13 PM
There is no rain relief in the near future. However, the firefighters continue to make progress. I played golf today and when we were finishing the wind had changed and it really became smokey again.
You never get used to it, you can only hope for moderate days with a breeze.
We've had years where fire season went from April through December during dry years, and not that the fires are big, but that there are so many of them that the whole West coast suffers depending on which way the wind blew that day.

There was a year when a fire in Washington State nailed us through all July and August with smoke during the day, laid down at night but woke you up to smoke.
I've watched satellite images of Ca fires inundate Canada with smoke, knowing just how they felt.
Biggest issue is with bigger fires, they contain it just fine, but then let it burn itself out which can take weeks.
Hope you get a break soon, it can really wear on you.

People talk about earthquakes being a problem out her, well it has nothing over the devastating power of a fire.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: supsalemgr on November 18, 2016, 01:50:54 PM
You never get used to it, you can only hope for moderate days with a breeze.
We've had years where fire season went from April through December during dry years, and not that the fires are big, but that there are so many of them that the whole West coast suffers depending on which way the wind blew that day.

There was a year when a fire in Washington State nailed us through all July and August with smoke during the day, laid down at night but woke you up to smoke.
I've watched satellite images of Ca fires inundate Canada with smoke, knowing just how they felt.
Biggest issue is with bigger fires, they contain it just fine, but then let it burn itself out which can take weeks.
Hope you get a break soon, it can really wear on you.

People talk about earthquakes being a problem out her, well it has nothing over the devastating power of a fire.

I agree. Even though containment is improving it will take time for them to burnout. This is very unusual as we normally get rain every few days, but not this year. Less than one inch here since the first of September.
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Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2016, 12:51:55 PM
I see the NE is getting hit with snow up to 18 to20" with more coming.  It's that time a year for them.
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: Solar on November 19, 2016, 03:42:45 PM
We were supposed to get light showers today, but in 2 hours, we've already gotten 2" and more on it's way through to December. :ohmy:
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Post by: Rotwang on November 19, 2016, 04:02:14 PM
We were supposed to get light showers today, but in 2 hours, we've already gotten 2" and more on it's way through to December. :ohmy:

Global Warming ?
Title: Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2016, 04:02:20 PM
We were supposed to get light showers today, but in 2 hours, we've already gotten 2" and more on it's way through to December. :ohmy:

I been looking at our MT. Passes and it don't look good for next week.  So I think I will drop down into Oregon go to just outside of Portl