Sorry for the Dead Air: Winter Doesn’t Wait

Had to spend a good part of the day shoveling 9 inches of global warming off the driveway, so I don’t have to get up in the wee hours to do it before getting off to the office. In truth digging the cars out, then scraping the layer of ice off the windows, took more time than the driveway. It sucks when snow follows rain.

Where’s Al Gore when you need him?

9 thoughts on “Sorry for the Dead Air: Winter Doesn’t Wait”

  1. He’s blowing hot air up here in minnesota. We are more than 16 inches behind in average seasonal snowfall. Temps are mild (ish). El nino year.

    1. He’s visiting over here on the Left Coast, too. California is (still) under drought conditions, and Oregon’s snow pack volume is around 10% of normal. The ski slopes are bare dirt and grass where there should be 6-8 feet of densely-packed snow, and at least one ski area has thrown in the towel on winter attractions entirely and is dusting off their summer ones.

      As the melting winter snow pack is what feeds the streams and rivers — and by extension, the fishing season, the hydro-electric power, and farm irrigation — I fear 2015 is shaping up to be a bad summer.

      1. I hear you. I used to live in Tucson. I will never go back. How people can live in the desert and like it, I’ll never understand. There is water here, ON THE SURFACE, in some form year round. I just wish we could get rid of the screaming weenies that complain about the winter. Last years winter was a typicsl 70’s winter without the January thaw. No low temp records. Just cold, as happens during winter. The screaching, whining and panty twisting was epic. Even this year which was milder than last. Pussies!

        1. Aside from a short coldsnap a few months ago, this winter was fairly mild temperature-wise until early January. Late January and early to mid February was a bit brutal at times. Wind combined with sub-freezing temperatures is absolutely no fun.

          In terms of days lost to snow, last year was worse; In terms of days lost to “It’s too cold to work outside” this year is worse.

          Still, we’ve had a LOT of good days this winter.

          1. I felt like last winter was worse, weather wise. I feel like this winter has been colder. Today is a really nice day. Doing some home brewing since it’s not absolutely unbearable outside.

  2. El nino always messes things up. Evidently El nino has been around a good deal longer that the industrial age.

  3. Actually, it sounds like Al Gore has been hiding out in your neck of the woods. It has been unseasonably warm here in Utah, and I’ve wished for Al Gore to come visit us here…

    (Which isn’t to say that we dislike warm weather; it’s just nice to have a cold spell to balance out the hot summers!)

  4. We got about 5 inches here yesterday morning. It’s not the snow I mind, I spent two years in northern Japan where 120 inches a winter was on the low end of average, it’s this damn cold. -2 this morning for the coldest temperature ever recorded here in March.

  5. Do yourself a favor, get on the Walmart website and get one of those electric snow blowers. I got a SnowJoe 1620 last year just before the first big snowfall. Saved.My.Life. Best money I ever spent…EVAH!

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