Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

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Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

Another "cool" front blew through Indy last night with a reinforcing short of cool air.  Lots of wind and temps today in the 60's.  Maybe some light frost tomorrow.  We are still way down in the rainfall department but we got half an inch Wed. afternoon and that was as much as we received in all of August! 

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Master

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Doc, bummer about your snowblower sucking in the newspaper. Reminds me of last year when mowing and just caught the very edge of a plastic/nylon tarp covering firewood with the edge of my riding mower deck. The deck sucked in the tarp and shredded the nylon/plastic all around the 3 mower blades which was a total nightmare to get it off/untangled. Especially since I couldn't move the mower and had to jack it up where it sat.

 

BTW, typically I've found if something's goofed up with my mail, or UPS/FedEx deliveries, it's a sub and not the usual letter carrier/driver who normally does my route. I keep that in mind if I give the mail carrier a Christmas tip.

 

It's been about 36 for about the past 18 hours and now it's raining. Even w/temps above freezing I'm sure not seeing any major ice melt on the skating rink drive. I noticed yesterday that my neighbors drives looked like they were just polished by a Zamboni. Smiley Sad

 

And here we go into another week with the cold temps fastly approaching. Note: sure don't like the Weather Underground's new site upgrade and have to keep going back into the "classic view" which seems a whole better to me.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Snow
34° F | 16° F
Chance of Snow
20° F | 7° F
Partly Cloudy
22° F | 7° F
Partly Cloudy
22° F | 4° F
Partly Cloudy
29° F | 16° F
Snow
100% chance of precipitation
Chance of Snow
20% chance of precipitation
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ACE - Master

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Our "2-4 inches" on Saturday wound up being 5 inches.  The roads were bad Saturday while it was coming down but passable.  The other drivers made it worse by not staying in their lanes and going very slowly.  By 8 PM, most main roads were clear.

 

The 2-5" of ice are still under what snow fell Saturday.  The bitter cold the rest of the work week won't help melt it.  It may get close to freezing on Friday and may get into the mid 40's by Sunday, so I may be able to finally chop the ice that is left.  Friday night was wild as untreated areas (parking lots) or grassy areas looked just like shiny hockey rinks.  Wild!

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ACE - Master

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That was indeed unfortunate Doc that your blower got fouled by the paper.  Years ago I tried to make arrangements to have our morning newspaper placed in the mailbox but it is against postal regulations.  We were told that it was actually a fine-able offense.  We had to mount a special second box on the post and I stenciled the name of the paper on the sides of that box.  Apparently that was OK with the USPS.

 

We have more snow in the forecast for tomorrow but have our collective fingers crossed that we'll get only a dusting.

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Last winter when using my big snowblower, I veered of course and caught some of the 1 inch diameter landscaping rocks next to my walkway, the rocks came flying out of the discharge chute like a 50 cal machine gun. Sure glad that chute wasn't pointed at my picture window, or worse yet, at somebody. :smileysurprised:

 

Heard maybe 40 over the weekend, with the 25 or so inches on the ground, flooding will be the next concern.

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Master

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hpmsrm wrote:

That was indeed unfortunate Doc that your blower got fouled by the paper.  Years ago I tried to make arrangements to have our morning newspaper placed in the mailbox but it is against postal regulations.  We were told that it was actually a fine-able offense.  We had to mount a special second box on the post and I stenciled the name of the paper on the sides of that box.  Apparently that was OK with the USPS.


 

Phil, know for a fact this is true about not putting anything but mail in an official mailbox. Years ago worked in a rural county in the boondocks. Had a pretty good county animal control officer (called Dog Warden back then) that actually went out of his way to find homes for all the stray/abandoned dogs and cats.

 

There was a large young wild family that moved into an old dilapidated farmhouse which they rented. They had 2 huge Great Danes and 5 Pit Bulls that just ran loose and created havoc in the whole area. The Dog Warden had given them many verbal warnings before because of all the complaints. He stopped one day to give them a written warning which said the dogs would be removed from the premise if not controlled.

 

The loose dogs wouldn't even let him out of his truck and wanted to attack him. So he put the written warning in their roadside mailbox which was a big mistake. The renter filed a complaint with the UPS and he was not only fined but was reprimanded at work. Almost lost his job over using the mailbox for something other than mail. Smiley Sad

 

 


 

jfw, I've always wanted a large snowblower but for a gravel drive I think not. Also have large loose stones (1"- 1 1/2") and can just imagine what it would be like shooting out of a snowblower shute. The walnuts are bad enough here and blew one right through my laundry room window out of my mower shute. Smiley Surprised

 

 

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Uniblurb3 wrote:

 

The renter filed a complaint with the UPS and he was not only fined but was reprimanded at work. Almost lost his job over using the mailbox for something other than mail.  

 

Bureaucracy run amok (not the law so much as the reprimand). To add to the absurdity, if the officer had merely stuck a postage stamp on the notice, he would not have broken the law.

 Edit: just to keep on topic and avoid having this post removed: it's currently 80 degrees and sunny.

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erazoner wrote:

Uniblurb3 wrote:

 

The renter filed a complaint with the UPS and he was not only fined but was reprimanded at work. Almost lost his job over using the mailbox for something other than mail.  

 

Bureaucracy run amok (not the law so much as the reprimand). To add to the absurdity, if the officer had merely stuck a postage stamp on the notice, he would not have broken the law.

 Edit: just to keep on topic and avoid having this post removed: it's currently 80 degrees and sunny.


Smiley Very Happy  You don't have to worry about the mods and going off topic in the Lounge, but the OP might have some objections!!  Smiley Surprised

 


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Just set a new record here in Chicago, 4 consecutive winter seasons with snowfall totaling greater than 50 inches. It seemed to me the winters were getting longer and harder and this just confirmed it. :smileysad:

 

Agreed about the mailbox thing, it is ridiculous, but then again if newspapers and such were all stuffed in the mailbox, there would be no room for the mail and the poor letter carrier would have to get out of his truck and walk to the front door.:smileywink:

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a freezing 72 degrees, colder tomorrow.

Dennis
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Hey Show, I hope all is well with you and your family.

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hpmsrm wrote:

That was indeed unfortunate Doc that your blower got fouled by the paper.  Years ago I tried to make arrangements to have our morning newspaper placed in the mailbox but it is against postal regulations.  We were told that it was actually a fine-able offense.  We had to mount a special second box on the post and I stenciled the name of the paper on the sides of that box.  Apparently that was OK with the USPS.

 

We have more snow in the forecast for tomorrow but have our collective fingers crossed that we'll get only a dusting.


 

Just to clarify, my mailbox has a separate lower compartment meant for papers, and I believe this is acceptable to the USPS.  I also believe the regular paper carrier was just too lazy to maneuver his car to reach the individual mailboxes, since we had gotten a blizzard with almost 2 feet of snow, and the piles created by plowing/snowblowing were taller than the mailboxes.  So the newspaper ended up on the driveway even though the USPS trucks were able to deliver to the mailboxes.  And that's when I got my lesson in cleaning shredded newspaper out of snowblowers.Smiley Sad

 

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It was 70 in Houston on Sunday, by Monday AM, cold winds and in the 50's.  We're expecting another hard freeze (27 or so by Friday), so it's either cover the landscape back up, or let it take its chances.  This is getting old. Smiley Sad

 

Really thought y'all would have gotten a snow break by now. Smiley Sad 

 

I want Dennis' weather!

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Below zero at night here for the next few days then a slow warmup, supposed to be well into the 30's over the weekend. One local weathercaster is hinting at 40's for next week.:smileyvery-happy:  I sure hope we've turned the corner.

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spd2demun wrote:

It was 70 in Houston on Sunday, by Monday AM, cold winds and in the 50's.  We're expecting another hard freeze (27 or so by Friday), so it's either cover the landscape back up, or let it take its chances.  This is getting old. Smiley Sad

 

Really thought y'all would have gotten a snow break by now. Smiley Sad 

 

I want Dennis' weather!


Me too. They pointed out on the local news last night that since Dec 1st we've had 50 days of snow out of the past 69 days. Better make that 51 out of 70 since we've received 2" of snow in the past 24 hrs and still snowing.

 

 

Now were headed into the deep freeze starting tonight and may see chill factors of -15 with the low temps/winds in the next couple days.

 

Supposed to be in the low 40's Sunday and clear up to 47 on Monday. Can't wait and we need a big thaw. Smiley Wink

 

 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Chance of Snow
22° F | 7° F
Partly Cloudy
20° F | -3° F
Clear
20° F | 4° F
Partly Cloudy
31° F | 20° F
Partly Cloudy
36° F | 25° F
Chance of Snow
20% chance of precipitation
Partly Cloudy Clear Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy

 

 

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ACE - Master

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docbombay wrote:

 


Just to clarify, my mailbox has a separate lower compartment meant for papers, and I believe this is acceptable to the USPS.  I also believe the regular paper carrier was just too lazy to maneuver his car to reach the individual mailboxes, since we had gotten a blizzard with almost 2 feet of snow, and the piles created by plowing/snowblowing were taller than the mailboxes.  So the newspaper ended up on the driveway even though the USPS trucks were able to deliver to the mailboxes.  And that's when I got my lesson in cleaning shredded newspaper out of snowblowers.Smiley Sad

 

docbombay 


 

Agreed.  We have some of those set-ups on our street....with the second opening underneath the mail box....just for that purpose of leaving a newspaper or promotional material, etc.  It's a nice way to go.....assuming the paper guy/gal will use it.

 

We went out and shoveled the snow away from our boxes.....then the city came by again and piled it 3 ft. deep right in front of them again. GrrrrrSmiley Mad

 

Oh my aching lungs......it got down to 3.3 degrees last night and when I took the pup outside at 10 AM it was still only 8 degrees.  Now...2:12 PM....it is 14.5 deg.    We have all double paned windows throughout the house.  But we can feel the cold air sliding down to the floor underneath them and spreading out.  I actually turned on the ceiling fan in the living room....to lowest speed....to move some of the warm air down from the vaulted ceiling.  So far no more snow....but we have our fingers crossed because the radar shows the storm is just west of the Kansas City metropolitan area....moving north.

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