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Winter 2022!

Old 01-03-22, 04:55 PM
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Winter 2022!

How's your winter shaping up so far?

Winter started crazy in the Mid-Atlantic area. The last week has been unusually warm, yesterday we were 62F. Today we were 32F with several inches of snow.

ETA: The snow we get in this area is terrible. It is wet, heavy and sticky. I have to put oil on my snow shovel so the snow & ice don't stick to it. I tried to use my snowblower, but it immediately got completely clogged up, so gave up and just shoveled my driveway.

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Re: Winter 2022!

So far so good! Lots of rain and cold temps. I'm lovin' it!
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It's been very warm. A woman walking her dog commented that I was walking in shorts and a T-shirt on Christmas. That's the pleasant side of global warming. The downside is that my rain gauge measured the least annual rainfall in 2021 since I started measuring in 2013.
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Is there anyone here from Northern Virginia? I just looked at Google Maps and I-95 from D.C. almost all the way down to Richmond is a parking lot because of the snow.
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Re: Winter 2022!

In Kansas City it was in the high 60s on Christmas Eve and I served Christmas Eve dinner in shorts and a tee shirt.

Then one week later on New Year's Eve, we got several inches of snow and bone-cracking cold. It was only 17 degrees yesterday. It warmed up into the 40s today though.
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Re: Winter 2022!

It was in the mid 40s and 50s here in Southern California and raining non stop for almost 2 weeks. But, the rain has left for now.
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Re: Winter 2022!

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
It was in the mid 40s and 50s here in Southern California and raining non stop for almost 2 weeks. But, the rain has left for now.
I thought it never rained in Southern California
Old 01-03-22, 07:17 PM
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I thought it never rained in Southern California
It doesn't. Drought conditions has somewhat improved due to the rain.
Old 01-03-22, 07:24 PM
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It was in the mid 40s and 50s here in Southern California and raining non stop for almost 2 weeks. But, the rain has left for now.
For once, we had a bit of Winter in SoCal. A perfect combination of mild rains, not torrential, cool temperatures, and cloudy days. Finally you don't find me bitching about the awful SoCal continual heat! Happy day. This somewhat made up for the last 5-6 years when we really didn't have any Winter at all, just heat and hot, dry, fierce Santa Ana winds during this time of year. It has been the best December that I can remember for at least 15 years. I think we only had one day above 70 degrees, and that was at the very beginning of Dec. For once, I'm not zyzzling, and it's truly gratifying, invigorating, refreshing, and I wish beyond all that it could stay like this (low-mid 50s during day, upper 30s-low 40s at night) the year-round.
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Re: Winter 2022!

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I thought it never rained in Southern California
Since nobody else took the bait, I will say that's correct, it never rains in Southern California, but man, it pours.
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Loving it. It's finally cold in my part of the L.A. woods. Its in the 30's - 40's overnight and 50s & 60s in the day. Gotta take it all in because it'll be hot again in no time.
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Re: Winter 2022!

Over the weekend, In less than 12 hours we dropped from the mid 80s to the teens. Went from having a/c on full blast to having the heater struggle to keep the place warm and water line froze.
Old 01-03-22, 09:11 PM
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Over the weekend, In less than 12 hours we dropped from the mid 80s to the teens. Went from having a/c on full blast to having the heater struggle to keep the place warm and water line froze.
I thought going from the 60's into the 30's was bad, but that is insane.
Old 01-03-22, 10:52 PM
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North of Seattle here. Snowed day after Christmas and cold temps still keeping it on the ground. Got the normal "rain" started back up and may be back up to the 40's later this week.
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I was in Reno for Christmas and a pretty big storm passed through. It got so bad an 80-mile stretch of I-80 through the Sierras was closed. It was nice to have a white Christmas and fortunately I flew in and out on the right days. Back in northern California it's been a bit chilly but has been mostly dry.
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It was unusually warm, 70s and 80s but a front came through so now it's the normal 50ish for highs and 30ish for the low but Sunday it barely got above freezing.
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It was warm the past two weeks for this time of year. Highs in the upper 60's to lower 70s. I have never sweated on Christmas Day until a few weeks ago. Now it's 31 degrees and cold as a witch's T.
Old 01-04-22, 10:25 AM
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Re: Winter 2022!

We finally got snow that stuck around. I live in northeastern Wisconsin. It’s been cold, but nothing crazy yet. I think it was 21 degrees when I left for work at 3am this morning.
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Re: Winter 2022!

Originally Posted by Kevin Phillips View Post
Is there anyone here from Northern Virginia? I just looked at Google Maps and I-95 from D.C. almost all the way down to Richmond is a parking lot because of the snow.
Iím here, but luckily live north of the worst of it and made it to work just as it was getting bad.

Some co-workers live in the worst part of the swath, got about 10Ē and lost power. Luckily none of them are stuck on 95, where some have been for over 24 hours now. I canít imagine.
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Re: Winter 2022!

It got cold on Saturday January 1, and it has stayed cold.


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Iím here, but luckily live north of the worst of it and made it to work just as it was getting bad.

Some co-workers live in the worst part of the swath, got about 10Ē and lost power. Luckily none of them are stuck on 95, where some have been for over 24 hours now. I canít imagine.
I didn't realize they got that much. I think we got about 3-4" of snow. I see what you mean with the "24 hours" remark, that stretch of I-95 is still stopped.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Iím here, but luckily live north of the worst of it and made it to work just as it was getting bad.

Some co-workers live in the worst part of the swath, got about 10Ē and lost power. Luckily none of them are stuck on 95, where some have been for over 24 hours now. I canít imagine.
We had something similar happen in 2005 where our entire beltline was just at a standstill and nobody could move. The sideroads then got clogged and the same thing happened there. People were abandoning their cars and walking miles home, sleeping in their cars overnight, even people inviting strangers into their homes overnight. I got stuck for 2-3 hours before finally saying fuck it and putting my truck in 4wd and driving through medians, ditches, yards, power line access roads...whatever it took to get home.
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It would be depressing if it it was in the 70's or 80's in Dec and Jan and not a place I would want to live in,
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Re: Winter 2022!

We had a blizzard, then a 32F warm up and freezing rain the day after Christmas that knocked out power and obliterated the roads, but great line crews and DOT drivers got that resolved within the week (some roads are still ridiculous jagged hellscapes though). Then another snowstorm. Luckily the temperatures dove back down to a normal -25F so it was just powder.

My snowblower is hurting. Electric start gave out, pull cord broke twice, and then the throttle lever snapped off in my hand. If my garage wasn't full of a huge snake enclosure build I'd have it in there fixing it right now.
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Old 01-06-22, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
It would be depressing if it it was in the 70's or 80's in Dec and Jan and not a place I would want to live in,
I'm the opposite. I hate cold weather. I really miss living in SoCal, when I could go biking in shorts & T-shirt in January.

Meanwhile, here in the mid-Atlantic, we're going to get another couple of inches of snow tonight.

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