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Old 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Early spring

I usually stay on on the boat from early March thru mid-December. The forecast is for highs in the 50s this week making it feel like spring. I'am tempted to head back but I'am sure it's Mother Nature trying to fool me. Last winter & this have been the most mild in the midwest
I've seen & I spent years working outside bundled up in carhartts, I've been out today & was comfortable in a long sleeve tee.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Been mild most all the time here in the PNW too. I don't think it's been below 20 in our old town of Thorne Bay Alaska either. I keep their weather on my top site page.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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I usually stay on on the boat from early March thru mid-December. The forecast is for highs in the 50s this week making it feel like spring. I'am tempted to head back but I'am sure it's Mother Nature trying to fool me. Last winter & this have been the most mild in the midwest
I've seen & I spent years working outside bundled up in carhartts, I've been out today & was comfortable in a long sleeve tee.

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In Sacramento January had more days below freezing than i can remember. A normal year there is a few scattered days of cold in jan feb but this year at least two weeks straight in jan was below freezing. Its been awfully dry. My guess is we will be having another pineapple soon. We had a couple in December.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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We're not there yet RC but I am headed to the lake tomorrow to do some work on a friends boat.
I'm thinkin' another month before they turn on the dock water over here. That's the signal for me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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We're not there yet RC but I am headed to the lake tomorrow to do some work on a friends boat.
I'm thinkin' another month before they turn on the dock water over here. That's the signal for me.
Last year the dock water was turned on at the end of March, normally mid April. Before that I can fill the tank with hoses hooked to a spigot on shore. As dry as its been I doubt there will be much of a spring rise unless it's a very wet spring.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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Been mild up here in south central Alaska too. +

Heck I've been out crabbing most every weekend.

Spring is still a long way off for me. We've yet to run the Iditarod or had our
Fur Rendezvous.

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We have been cooler than average down here in Portland/Olympia. I need to get 20 hours on my new engine, but have only done 5 so far. Cold dry air and fog thru most of January. Looking at a high of 40 or so for this Saturday so I may have to crack open a can of harden the hell up and get out there. Plus it makes docking practice with my new set up which rotates opposite from the old one a bit easier with no other kooks around the marina.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #8
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We have been cooler than average down here in Portland/Olympia. I need to get 20 hours on my new engine, but have only done 5 so far. Cold dry air and fog thru most of January. Looking at a high of 40 or so for this Saturday so I may have to crack open a can of harden the hell up and get out there. Plus it makes docking practice with my new set up which rotates opposite from the old one a bit easier with no other kooks around the marina.
new engine?..spring time the time of renewal....yippee....time to go play you have to stretch her legs before she rusta up inside from non use
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #9
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How's this for 8:00am. Key Biscayne.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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How's this for 8:00am. Key Biscayne.

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Don't let it get away...we'll be down next week.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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I evidentially jinxed myself, the weathermen are all giddy with excitement about a major winter snow storm arrival Thursday. There are 2 types who take joy in snow - weather geeks & guys with wreckers.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:43 AM   #12
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Snow's long gone on the valley floor...saw earthworms weeks ago...there were cumulous clouds in January...everything (except the pussy willows for some weird reason) is well over a month ahead of schedule.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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I evidentially jinxed myself, the weathermen are all giddy with excitement about a major winter snow storm arrival Thursday. There are 2 types who take joy in snow - weather geeks & guys with wreckers.
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Wrong, there are three types. Those mentioned above,
and, Californians!
California Delta residents that can enjoy nice sunny weather, temps at this time of the year in the high 60's low seventies. they can jump in their suv's and be frolicking in the snow in 1.5 hours, snow boarding, skiing, snow shoeing, then when their little feet get chilled its back into the suv for a quick trip back down to the nice warm garden of Eden.
Its well documented that the first explorers upon entered the valley for the first time often described the area by comparing it to Eden. The valley and mountains were kept park like by the natives who often wore no clothes winter or summer because of the mild forgiving climate. There were no house flies black rats, mosquitoes and remarks were often made back then that the natives appeared to have no disease and lived forever. Food was ample with large herds of Elk, Antelope, Deer, lots of fruits and berries at arms reach free for the taking. Over four thousand feet the mountains did contain copious snow packs for at least part of the year but the valley was mostly warm and mostly sunny.
Much of what was described back then was fanciful but much was also true. The natives did keep the valley and foothills park like in order to make it easy to harvest acorns and other fruits.
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Yes, there are a lot of fruits and nuts in California.

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-10 c here right now, sunny in the day though.
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Yes, there are a lot of fruits and nuts in California.

Couldn't resist.
i resemble that remark!.....grrrrrr......
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-10 c here right now, sunny in the day though.
ouch, the air must hurt if you take a sharp breath.....i guess its time to stay inside with a hot cup
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