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    Quote Originally Posted by American Patriot View Post
    Hi Ryan, sorry I didn't chime in but I was busy keeping warm. lol

    We didn't get "ice" here, but 40 nm north of here did. They got a lot of it. Some of our friends on FB were freezing their asses off.

    The folks that left with us on Wednesday kept going when we turned around and came back in because of bad waves. They are only 70 miles south of us and they got cold too. So, didn't matter where you were, or what you were doing.

    We got rain all night Friday night and snow north. VA got a lot I heard.

    It is above freezing now, but still cold in the ship. It's in the 50s, and 38 outside right now. Should warm some tomorrow and by Thursday ought to be pretty warm again (60s-70s).

    We will, with luck, be getting out of here down the ICW in a few days. Plugging along at 20-40 miles per day from this point on I hope. The weather should be more cooperative (again, I hope).

    Good luck...get further south...there's still 8 weeks of winter and the worst is yet to come.
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    According to locals this WAS the worst every year. About this week, they get nasty weather for a few days, and it warms back up to 60-70. I can only hope.
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    I've got to say, this winter has so far gone down as one of the most disappointing I can remember. Worse than even a couple years ago (I think winter of '12-'13) where we had no snow at all.

    Reason being is it has been so warm and wet. The warmth by itself isn't terrible as it's kept the heating costs down. It's the fact that it has been stupidly wet. It seems like there's been rain nearly every day for the last week, sometimes with quite a bit of wind, that has done a number on my auto shelters I'd add.

    At least a couple winters ago when there was no snow, it was pretty consistently cold so it kept everything frozen. Instead with all of this rain, my yard is a mud bog and there is standing water everywhere. It's crazy to see sections of fields while I'm out driving that look like ponds because of the large amounts of standing water all over.

    Right now we're only at, maybe, 2.5" of snow and we're well past the half way point of winter. There are parts of the Carolinas that have seen triple what I've gotten.

    I was even pulling for that severe ice we were looking at. If it had panned out with power outages and the like, I'd at least get a chance to give my preps a real world test.

    So far it's either been cold and dry or, wet and warm. We're definitely sitting in a warm and wet period right now. Temps into the 50s and 60s after tomorrow with lots more rain. Looks like I might get a break Thursday to repair some of the damage on my auto shelter.


    I guess at this point I'm hoping this year ends up like the '14-'15 season where winter showed up late...

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    This winter is pretty much done. No big storms. The flow is wrong and if you look at the MJO, it's just now in phase 8 and while it will be in 8 or 1 for the next 2 weeks, it takes time for those storms to get to us. This puts the weather Jan 25 to Feb 10 or so. That far out, you run into "sun angle" and other things that will prevent big blizzards and such.

    We'll see, but as far as I'm concerned, this year is a dud.

    Interestingly enough, the MJO peaks in phase 1 on Jan 20. Strongly. It suggests something important is happening that will bring major changes to us.
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    Truthfully, I was ignorant about MJO. Reading about it, it's interesting to see how it relates to El Nino/La Nina...

    Even though I'm still holding out some hope of 1 or 2 big later winter storms, I'm mostly of the same mindset as you, that this winter is a bust.

    At this point, bring on spring! I'd rather see the weather start getting warmer and the days longer so I can start getting ready to paint my truck and take care of other work on it.

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    It's been sputtering flakes all day. By tomorrow morning we may have .5" on grassy areas. When I was out earlier there was some coverage starting on some road edges.

    This may well put me up over a whopping 3" for the winter.

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    Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of winter.

    If "winter" means 6 more weeks of what we've had so far, I'll pass. On the other hand, if it means some chance for more than the 3" of snow we've had so far, let's get the show on the road!

    At least the sun is going to be out through Saturday. A change from the near constant clouds we've had.

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    First time in a while I've been able to open up the house!

    Sure it's only 64 out but it's mostly sunny so it helps.

    Even got a chance to get out and hose the salt off the truck.

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    Oh well... At least this 3 day weekend is going to be in the mid 60s. Sunday and Monday look to be especially nice!

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    Oh, and a cool NOAA website that lets you look up storm events.

    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/

    Was able to see that last Winter Storm Warning we got.

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