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Spring/Summer '18
« on: March 01, 2018, 09:37:01 AM »
OK, March 1 is the first day of 'Spring', right?  March, April, May with Summer being June, July, August.

So, I'll start it off with a bang.  Errrrr, ... a Splash.

First picture is a plowed field, not a lake.  There should not be any water visible at all.  Creek is way back in those far trees, nearly a quarter mile from the road and fence in the foreground.

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Second picture is the road.  Near that red arrow, water is around 8' deep.  I know because I measured it with a 1x2x8 dipstick a few years back when it did this.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 11:10:15 AM »
California is definitely starting with a splash! After a ridiculously dry February, we are finally getting a decent storm. The highest elevations in the mountains may get up to 4 feet of snow! The central valley will get up to around 1.5" of rain, and the northern Sacramento valley (Redding, Red Bluff) might even get a little snow. It's as if winter was postponed by about 2 months! At the moment things are just starting to ramp up (in Fresno), and my weather station has picked up 0.03" in the last hour. Hard to believe it's March (this seems more typical of Dec/Jan)!
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 11:19:38 AM »
2nd wettest February on record where I live. We could see 50-60 mph wind gusts tonight, so I guess March is coming in like a lion.  ;)
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 11:27:12 AM »
^^^  A Sea Lion.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 11:36:49 AM »
River gauge is up another foot in the last 24 hours.  That may not sound like much, but at this point flood waters spread out over many, many square miles.

Flooding is happening basically from Cincinnati to Memphis and beyond.  Also well up into Illinois and Indiana along the Wabash and other waterways that feed the Ohio.



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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 11:44:28 AM »
Issue around here is standing water from snow melting with 27F  4" soil temperature... No biggie just messy.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 02:02:43 PM »
Our issue is drought. My CoCoRaHS records for November through today show .81" precip. (liquid and frozen). Of that .28" fell in February. Beginning to hurt around here.

I am not trying to make little of the terrible floods back there.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 06:33:57 PM »
Looks to be at least a week before levels begin to fall.  As of now, this road may not be clear enough to drive until Monday the 12th.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 06:37:59 PM »
Not spring yet.  Snow-possibly up to 9 inches Sun-Tuesday.
If it was a few inches, I would not shovel. But it looks like another snow blower event. My knee may not be able to take it.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »
60s on the horizon again.  Had a few so far, but not many.  I need a few weeks of 60/70 day, 50/60 night and not jumping into the 80s daytime too soon.



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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2018, 08:43:31 AM »
Freezing rain this morning, later sleet and 3-7" snow possible today. This was the Cocorahs gauge with just .08 precipitation so far.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2018, 10:30:25 AM »
My, my. Frosted cut crystal! Very expensive.

I was cleaning my CoCoRaHS gauge yesterday and noticed that the southwest quarter of the outer cylinder is sort of scoured/frosted, while the rest is pretty clear. You can sure tell our prevailing wind direction down here just by seeing that.

Yours is likely NW, right?

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 10:37:40 AM »
Winter NW for sure but south would be a close second. Its covered in ice. I use hydrobead inside my cocorahs gauges which gives a glazed over look. Every drop counts.  ;)
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
More or less back to normal.  Water down off all roads, but maybe a few more days yet before it's back within creek banks.

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Mud line doesn't show up real well in pictures, but it's roughly at the red arrow.  And that's pretty close to a half mile from the river.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 02:51:29 PM »
Back to normal here too...  \:D/
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2018, 01:54:21 PM »
The weather outside is frightful.

It's March frickin' 20th and it's frickin' snowing!!!!   T-meter says 36, but it's lyin' like a cheap rug.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
I just don't want it to jump from the 50s to the 80s.  I'd like a few weeks of 70s.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2018, 09:19:39 PM »
Consecutive days of freezing about to end at 99.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
Consecutive days of freezing about to end at 99.
:lol:   I touched 94F today. However, that's coming to a screeching halt.....

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2018, 07:47:08 AM »
more snow on the way for Southern and Western Minnesota. Parts of Northern Iowa
Up to 9 inches.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2018, 12:08:44 PM »
more snow ... Parts of Northern Iowa Up to 9 inches.
Here's what the NWS warning says for my area: "* WHAT...Heavy snow with light ice amounts possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches. Minor ice accumulations of a light glaze. East winds could gust to 30 to 35 mph at times."

YUCK! Sounds like it may not be suitable for snow blower so I will have to decide whether to shovel or wait for melt.
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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2018, 10:04:19 PM »
Severe thunderstorm warning with lots of 1/4 to 1/2" hail and up to 1" here in the last hour. Ground is white. And I don't have my Davis ordered yet.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2018, 11:57:08 AM »
more snow ... Parts of Northern Iowa Up to 9 inches.
Here's what the NWS warning says for my area: "* WHAT...Heavy snow with light ice amounts possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches. Minor ice accumulations of a light glaze. East winds could gust to 30 to 35 mph at times."

YUCK! Sounds like it may not be suitable for snow blower so I will have to decide whether to shovel or wait for melt.

Alan-where are you? PM if you do not want to be public. I grew up in Lytton Iowa.
There are areas reporting 9 already.  Massive cut off near Owatonna MN. 5 miles south of town-snow. 2 miles south of town-nothing.

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Re: Spring/Summer '18
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2018, 12:11:12 PM »
Jackson Minnesota thunder snow. Hard to embed

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