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Post by Doka » 03-04-2015 12:31 PM

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-n ... t/43333076

I don't think I'll complain about 20* and some sun! :)
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Post by kbot » 03-05-2015 09:11 AM

I know that the article cites records going back to the 1870s, but Boston was settled in the 1620s, and many old almanacs still exit in libraries. So, I'm wondering, is this THE record going back nearly 400 years?

Boston Gets More Snow, Inches Closer To Record

Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8 feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record.

The 1.6 inches of snow that fell late Tuesday into Wednesday puts the city just a smidgeon over 2 inches away from setting an all-time snowfall mark. So far this winter, it’s gotten 105.5 inches, according to National Weather Service measurements taken at Logan International Airport.

The record is 107.6 inches recorded during the 1995-96 season. Records date to 1872.

http://www.wbur.org/2015/03/04/boston-n ... now-record

I've read accounts of historic storms and gales that occurred before official records were kept by the government, and am just wondering how this winter stacks-up against other years...... We have more snow in the forecast, so the 1995/ 96 record will fall. Just a matter of when......
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Post by Riddick » 03-06-2015 02:43 AM

For Northeast, A Brutal Winter Redefines 'Enough Is Enough'
Forget the winter of our discontent. For Northeasterners enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades, it's the winter of our exasperation, full-on funk and enough-is-enough rage.

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Post by Fan » 03-06-2015 08:22 AM

kbot wrote: I know that the article cites records going back to the 1870s, but Boston was settled in the 1620s, and many old almanacs still exit in libraries. So, I'm wondering, is this THE record going back nearly 400 years?

Boston Gets More Snow, Inches Closer To Record

Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8 feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record.

The 1.6 inches of snow that fell late Tuesday into Wednesday puts the city just a smidgeon over 2 inches away from setting an all-time snowfall mark. So far this winter, it’s gotten 105.5 inches, according to National Weather Service measurements taken at Logan International Airport.

The record is 107.6 inches recorded during the 1995-96 season. Records date to 1872.

http://www.wbur.org/2015/03/04/boston-n ... now-record

I've read accounts of historic storms and gales that occurred before official records were kept by the government, and am just wondering how this winter stacks-up against other years...... We have more snow in the forecast, so the 1995/ 96 record will fall. Just a matter of when......


In Quebec we broke the record for coldest February this year.
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Post by kbot » 03-06-2015 10:43 AM

Fan wrote: In Quebec we broke the record for coldest February this year.


Not surprised. Down here we watch the weather up north because many times it'll swing south towards us - and when we're looking at the temps all we can think of is "Holy crap!!!!!!"

Don't know how you guys do it up there.....
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Post by Fan » 03-06-2015 10:52 AM

kbot wrote: Not surprised. Down here we watch the weather up north because many times it'll swing south towards us - and when we're looking at the temps all we can think of is "Holy crap!!!!!!"

Don't know how you guys do it up there.....


"Quebec experienced the coldest February since at least 1889 -- for example, Montreal recorded an average temperature of -14.9 C (5F), compared to an average of -8.5 C." http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/february-c ... -1.2259091

We burn a crapton of oil and electricity :) The fireplace is roaring and sweaters inside is normal. I have a big house with TONS of old wood windows that are not sealed well at all... makes for some chilly mornings.
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Post by kbot » 03-06-2015 03:15 PM

Have some cousins over in the Eastern Townships in the Sherbrooke/ Stoke area. I'd like to go back to visit someday but haven't had the chance. I'd LOVE to go to Quebec for the winter festival sometime........
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Post by Fan » 03-06-2015 03:20 PM

kbot wrote: Have some cousins over in the Eastern Townships in the Sherbrooke/ Stoke area. I'd like to go back to visit someday but haven't had the chance. I'd LOVE to go to Quebec for the winter festival sometime........


Unless snow is a novelty for you I suggest you come in the summer :)
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-06-2015 06:16 PM

I have no heat on today and my windows are open. Trees and bushes are in full bud. The birds are building nests and no cold weather is in the forecast over the long term. Feels like we have had spring here for months.
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Post by Fan » 03-06-2015 07:08 PM

Raggedyann wrote: I have no heat on today and my windows are open. Trees and bushes are in full bud. The birds are building nests and no cold weather is in the forecast over the long term. Feels like we have had spring here for months.


Oh now I feel better, thanks :)
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Post by Fan » 03-06-2015 07:09 PM

this guy bloomed for me a few days ago, makes things a little better
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-06-2015 09:24 PM

Fan wrote: Oh now I feel better, thanks :)

:D :D :D

Is that a geranium of some sort? Beautiful!
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Post by Riddick » 03-07-2015 04:16 PM

March Weather - SNL Weekend Update

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discusses the different ways March "comes in" and "goes out" in different parts of the world

Btw, this past Thursday it was 33 years since Belushi's death at age 33...
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Post by Fan » 03-07-2015 07:50 PM

Raggedyann wrote: :D :D :D

Is that a geranium of some sort? Beautiful!


been keeping it alive and cloning it since my grandmother passed in 1990
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-07-2015 11:09 PM

Fan wrote: been keeping it alive and cloning it since my grandmother passed in 1990

Cool. I did that with African Violets. Had them for years.
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