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« on: November 09, 2010, 07:19:23 PM »

Up here in the great white north it was 68 degrees and sunny.  Soooooooo what to do on the bus, why give it a bath.  She is nice and shiny now, got all the rust proofing off of the rear end.

chuck - who ran today in shorts and a T shirt - take that Florida.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 08:07:56 PM »

  Every early Novemeber major snowstorm to hit Minnesota and the Great Lakes, was preceded by exceptionally nice weather. Nov 1, 1991, Nov 10th, 1975, Nov 29, 1966, Nov 11, 1940, Nov 9, 1913, and many others.

  Just sayin.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 08:14:25 PM »

From someone in the Pacific Northwest, I predict that it will cooldown in Minnesota within a couple of days.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:48:31 PM »

I'm also in MN and the weather is probably 25 degrees above normal.  I tried to replace my air compressor governor today, but I need a new air fitting.  It is supposed to be almost as warm with a chance of rain for Wednesday.  I am hoping I can get the new part tomorrow and get the governor installed before it gets cold again.

Yes, it is supposed to cool off by Thursday.  Thursday will start three days of below average highs again.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 04:22:16 AM »

chuck - who ran today in shorts and a T shirt - take that Florida.

Yes, but lets see how they compare about 2 months from now? LOL   Jack
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 05:05:43 AM »

I don't think I could handle all that cold and snow. lol  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 05:18:33 AM »

It's been an incredible fall here in Nebraska. Looks like typical temps are on the way however.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 05:44:21 AM »

Although we had temps in the 50's early this week, we are slowly approaching low 80's today!   Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 05:50:05 AM »

  Minnesota - Love it or leave it! I can stand the cold and snow, but 90+ degrees is not for me after a bout with heat stroke, Grin 68 degrees is perfect. (Art) the 31" snow storm was Oct 31st 1991. ?Preceed? We were closing on our new house that day. Last January, we were in Arcadia on the beach wearing T-shirts and the locals said to us "you're not from around here are you? As they were wearing sheatshirts and wind breakers. We said "No We're from Minnesota and this is what we call nice weather!"  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 07:07:51 AM »

We spent some time at jacks, weather was perfect, that was the year I saw my first palm tree, kinda got to like them after that lol, am looking forward to some more great florida sunshine and people, one thing I couldn't figure out thos was why you can't buy a florida orange in florida unless you hit a fruit stand at a grove. Also learned to count the white schoolies at walmart before going in lol.  Now I've got to find a towbar that I can hook up by myself, looks like some traveling by myself now and then.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 03:13:51 PM »

chuck - who ran today in shorts and a T shirt - take that Florida.


Yes, but lets see how they compare about 2 months from now? LOL   Jack


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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 04:08:57 PM »

Loved it!

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 08:56:01 PM »

  (Art) the 31" snow storm was Oct 31st 1991. ?Preceed? We were closing on our new house that day.

  I know what day it started, but all the news idiots like Dave Dull always refer to Nov 1 when they show the snow total measured out at the airport and pretend like thats the only place that counts in a 2500 square mile metro area. They (he) also like to point out that that storm (1991) surpassed the 1940 Nov 11 storm (again, based solely on measured snow at the airport). Dave Dull should read the book on that storm and look at the glossy black and white photos, that storm surpassed anything anyone alive today has ever seen in Minnesota.

  I was living out near St Francis then, and we were pretty buried. Watched the news Halloween night, watching people shovling 2 feet plus of snow out of their boats out on Minnetonka, scrambling to get em out before they sank. Many, many boats sank during that storm, and many are still siting where they sank. The next day I began the task of plowing our 300 foot driveway, which had approx. 4 to 5 feet of snow most of the way. Took all day long while the temps dropped and the wind started screaming. Couldnt plow through it, had to take a bucket at a time and back up. Had giant snow mountains everywhere. The snow we got with that storm was still on the ground in late April, totally destroyed our driveway, had to park out at the highway for nearly a month while it made up its mind to finally melt.

  The day before the storm, Oct 30., we were out driving around enjoying the beautiful, almost 70 degree weather. My dad was talking about that darn 1940 Armistice day storm, and how nice it was before it hit. And with all our modern weather, another storm like that could brew up and they still wouldnt see it coming.

  Yeah, its a bit warm down here some days in july and august, not gonna lie. But its usually pretty dry so its not too unbearable. Frogs and fire flies came out on Feb 13th., and the frogs are out croaking right now tonight. The trees leafed out in late March, amd the leaves just started really falling after nearly 2 months of changing colors. They tell me the most snow they ever really had was 30 inches back in 1970. It was gone in about 2 weeks or so. GONE. They fish year round, we saw jet skis out on Dec 23rd. So no, I really dont miss Minnesota winter, even when they do have some exceptionally warm days., I always believed the weathers gonna pay us back sooner or later. I hope for your sake its later. I would keep a close watch for one of those big lows that come sneaking up out of Texas sucking moisture out of the Gulf and hit the jet stream up north. I think Dave Dull refered to it as a Panhandle Hooker.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 09:29:13 PM »

HAH! What weather? And sorry about the heat stroke and all... but at 90 degrees? boy that sucks, 90 degrees here would be almost a 30 degree cool snap for desert SW. and lets not forget Mr DRY  Roll Eyes any thing outside 10 percent becomes free evaporative cooling here. I remember a 20 minute trip home from the valley turned into a 6 hour delay because of a freak blizzard that left 10"'s of snow on railroad pass, good thing for the casino being right there other wise we would be eating one another like Donners Pass  Shocked Grin Grin. By the way shorts and a tee today Wink Wink So hang in there Minnesota, let's hope winter has been canceled this year. All the Best!

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 06:16:47 AM »

Here along the south shore of Lake superior we never quite know from one day to the next what the weather will bring, I've seen the 4th of july parade delayed for a couple of hours by the clean up crews after we got some unusual snow and I've seen people water ski on christmas day.  Our normal snowfall total for a season is 300 to 400 inches and I've seen 5 ft drop over night, we just deal with it when it hits. One thing we do pretty regular is watch whats happening in Duluth cause that will be what happens here the next day sometimes to a greater degree and sometimes less depending on wind direction, if the wind comes off the lake and the lake is still open we brace for a wet heavy mess but as the season progresses and the lake freezes over the snow drys out and it's not so bad.  Our road commissions prepare for snow with massive snow blowers mounted on dump trucks that could eat small cars and sometimes do lol, we've all got 4 wheel drives and snowblowers to clean up our little areas and normally by noon after a bad storm the world has once again returned to normal.  For those of you who live in minnisota, libby and I are almost exactly 220 miles east of duluth at the base of the keweenaw penninsula on lake superior, easy drive.
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