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Old 02-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Watching the weather. Floods and blizzards

Wifey B: Thinking of so many of you. The issues in California are frightening and may be devastating. Then Orson is being ugly too and you look off shore off the most of the east coast but especially New England and it's a very ugly picture. Rough seas from Asia to California, from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, to Europe to Northern Europe to Antarctica. The world map is crazy at the moment. Go to windytv.com and pull up the waves and it's more colorful than I've ever seen. Winds look ugly too.

Just thinking of all of you facing this. I know we have a lot of people in the California Delta and really scared for all of you. Evacuate if told to. Then the NE where the snow doesn't scare me as much as the winds and then power outages.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:00 PM   #2
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Add to that list record breaking heat wave down here.

Queensland heatwave brings record temperatures and odd sea creatures

I took refuge out in Moreton Bay where it was 7C cooler than Brisbane.

The guy below obviously did not know when low tide was so yesterday he spent 5 hours resting on the soft sandy bottom. I think I caught sight of steam coming out of his flybridge as well as brown water from his stern, with no forward movement! He floated on high tide OK and about 8pm quietly left for home. Pic just after 5pm at dead low tide.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:13 PM   #3
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Hunkered down at my mom's near Woodstock waiting to take Evangeline south. 8+inches of snow today.
Great visit but probably gained 10 lbs on my own cooking for her.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:56 AM   #4
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Two feet of snow here in ME today. We're usually OK with just snow. Two days of blowing snow and 40+ knot gusts, on the heels of two previous storms and another forecast for Wed and Thu, isn't making this any fun. But we'll survive.

Probably the worst part is a new tactic in the eternal battle between snowplow drivers and driveway owners. They don't plow snow from the roads anymore. The lay down salt, without plowing, then wait until 4-5" of slush has built up in the road. THEN they come by with the plow down. They're finding they can get MUCH more range, filling driveways to a distance of 15-20' from the road with freezing, heavy slush, instead of just a small mound of dry snow at the end. I haven't figured out a defense for that tactic yet. Maybe a shoulder-mounted RPG.

OK, maybe cabin fever is starting to set in. On the plus side, all this shoveling is keeping me in pretty good shape.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:23 AM   #5
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NE power outages can be handled , same as on board, preparation.

At our cottage in CT a fireplace and a deep cylinder hand pump make a power loss a minor problem.

KISS + 5 P's

The folks in California still need the rain to maintain their lifestyle.

IF the dam does brake , Moonbeam will declare an emergency and other folks will get to pay for the repairs,as usual..
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NE power outages can be handled , same as on board, preparation.

At our cottage in CT a fireplace and a deep cylinder hand pump make a power loss a minor problem.

KISS + 5 P's

The folks in California still need the rain to maintain their lifestyle.

IF the dam does brake , Moonbeam will declare an emergency and other folks will get to pay for the repairs,as usual..
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Yup, there's a lot of snow here in southern NH right now, but its ok. The roads get cleared quickly, so the only time to hunker down is when its snowing hard. We go to work, we hang out, occasionally go snowmobiling and play Parcheesi. The snow will melt and I know my house (and boat) will still be here. If the power goes out, I have a very decent diesel generator that is perfectly happy running 24/7.

All that said, winters on the boat in Fort Myers is looking better every day.

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Clear and calm here in the upper Midwest. Clear enough to watch the Space Station orbit over.
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Ken's right, I forgot to mention that we'll be just fine. My heart goes out to folks being evacuated over the risk of a dam break, or affected by tornadoes, drought, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. etc.

We actually have it pretty good. Snow is predictable and simple to prepare for.
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Was waxing the boat today. 5 mph winds, 78 degrees low dew point. Going on a 30 mile bicycle ride tomorrow to keep the blood flowing. Had pizza and two beers for dinner out on our pool deck.
Moved to Florida in 2001 and never have had any regrets.
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Was waxing the boat today. 5 mph winds, 78 degrees low dew point. Going on a 30 mile bicycle ride tomorrow to keep the blood flowing. Had pizza and two beers for dinner out on our pool deck.
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Yeah, rub it in. I can't make the move yet!
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Every day of the year the world has a major weather or man made structural failure event. Likely a dozen or more if one follows global news. With every body seemingly having a cell phone, pictures and video of our daily happenings are mind numbing news.

Too bad the dinosaurs didn't have a I phone.
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Was waxing the boat today. 5 mph winds, 78 degrees low dew point. Going on a 30 mile bicycle ride tomorrow to keep the blood flowing. Had pizza and two beers for dinner out on our pool deck.
Moved to Florida in 2001 and never have had any regrets.
Yeah, that just makes me sink back in my chair and sigh. All in due time.
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