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Stupid stinking weather!!!

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Thread Starter 
This entire year has been shitty as hell in the north east! Crappy ass winter with no snow, and warm rain. Now it's friggin spring time and it's nothing but cold and rain! What the hell? God, I'm pleading with ya, we need a break. How about 80-92 from the rest of may until october then Snow every other day for the rest of the winter.
Sorry about the lame ass thread, but I need to vent! I'm loosing it!
I have a house on the vineyard this weekend and it's going to rain for the next 40 days I think. I have the worst luck!
post #2 of 20
Go west young man!!!
post #3 of 20
Pitiful snow fall during the winter months. No rain during April, with moderate temperatures, High winds and fire danger all around.
Now it's May, and Rain rain rain.

If you don't like the weather.....wait a second!

Next winter its our turn....Right!?
post #4 of 20
easy girl its going to be this way for about a week!! :
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
easy girl its going to be this way for about a week!! :
Actually, it's been so dry and wild fires have been ramped, I welcome the rain.

The farm fields I see when I look out my window are beginning to green up nicely. AHHHHH, this is so beautiful!
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I went up last week to get the rest of my stuff out of my skihouse before it closed and it POURED all weekend......I left a day early cuz I couldn't stand it....
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I'm trying to figure out how to fit my webbed feet into my ski boots next ski season. Any ideas out there.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by T-Square
I'm trying to figure out how to fit my webbed feet into my ski boots next ski season. Any ideas out there.
No but I figured out how to to turn my goggles in so a scuba mask.
Kayaking my way to work is fun though.
post #9 of 20
This is really nuts!
Second race of our motocross season today woke up to 32 degree temps with a little rain forcasted.
IT SNOWED!
No accumulation, mind you, but it actually snowed, TWICE during the day. I couldn't buy a snow flake in March, and today when we counted on descent weather for our racers and spectators, we get snow.

On the up side. .....we sold a lot of hot cocoa and coffee from the concession stand.(Mac-n-cheese was a big hit too!)
post #10 of 20
Sailing away!
Sailing awaaaay-ay!
Sailing awaay-ay
on the thin ice of a new day-ay-ay-ay......
post #11 of 20
We had a small but intense snow squall in Long Valley area (NJ) on top of one hill that actually put cover on the ground of Friday.
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Driving through light haze in NJ

What do you call the ghostings when the headlight beam reflects off the painted highway stripes and the air scatters it back for a light pillar effect?
post #13 of 20

Looking Ahead to 2020

May 21, 2006

Nieve Mundo (Ski Press)-No Snow in Southern Quebec by 2020

A Quebec University professor specializing in environmental issues has made one of the most dramatic claims yet on climate change. At a public meeting to discuss the future of Mont Orford ski area in southern Quebec, he claimed the ski area could have “no significant snow” as soon as 2020 because of global warming.
The professor, Claude Villeneuve, reported to be “a leading expert on climate change” by Canadian media, was part of a panel which included Canadian Environment Minister Claude Bechard. The government wishes to change the law to allow for the sale of Canadian National parkland so that Mont Orford can expand its resort.
Mr Villeneuve said that in his opinion banks would be foolhardy to lend money to the resort if it was over a long period and returns were based on ski income. He said that current winter snowfall would fall instead as rain by 2020, Spring would come earlier and limitations on drawing water from local water sources meant there would be inadequate supplies for snow making.
Asked if remedial action to halt climate change could have a positive effect on global warming and thus lead to a return to ‘normal’ snowfall in the future, Mr Villeneuve said, “Yes, but it will take about three centuries, the bank doesn’t lend for three centuries.”
Mr Villeneuve said resorts in New England would also be affected by the snow shortage,but that resorts like Mont Sainte Anne and Le Massif near Quebec City to the north would not be affected as soon by climate change and that these were a better bet for anyone wishing to purchase a ski condo to use past 2020.
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Originally Posted by comprex
What do you call the ghostings when the headlight beam reflects off the painted highway stripes and the air scatters it back for a light pillar effect?
Some pretty cool drugs!:
post #15 of 20
Interesting Washington Post article titled The Tempest by Joel Achenbach from Sunday, May 28, 2006 about a variety of renowned scientist-skeptics who think that Global Warming is a hoax. They believe that the current warming trend is due to normal cyclical climate variations and that global temperatures will eventually cool/moderate again as they did in the 1940s through 1970s. They also believe that even if the warming continues for a longer period of time there is little that man can (or should) do to reverse a process that is primarily driven by naturally occurring forces. Those who voice concerns about Global Warming are also represented in the article.

I tend to fall in the category of the skeptics, but would like to see the US become less dependent on fossil fuels for national security reasons.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...052301305.html
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Originally Posted by Jamesj
I tend to fall in the category of the skeptics, but would like to see the US become less dependent on fossil fuels for national security reasons.

What about for pollution reasons?
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
What about for pollution reasons?
I suppose you're going to ask me to give up my Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer SUV for those trips to the supermarket?
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I saw two Hummers on the road yesterday. There's a WASTEMOBILE if I ever saw one. Most of the morons who buy these never even take them off road. They're as squeaky clean as they were coming off the showroom floor.: :
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I saw a Hummer parked at Home Depot yesterday with
a handicapped card. What kind of handicap would this
be ? Mental? :
post #20 of 20
Fact: This winter sucked bigtime for east coast skiing due to poor weather.

Fact: Human beings are responsible for substantial changes in atmospheric gas composition over a very short period of time. By short period of time I mean 100 years relative to the natural fluctuations that can be seen in 800,000 year ice core "timelines".

Fact: As pointed out by skeptics, scientists can't predict exactly what will happen as a result of human emissions. But neither can the skeptics. Neither can journalists. Neither can the general public. Neither can think tanks funded by petrochemical companies. Neither can Al Gore. Atmospheric science is in its infancy. We can't say with complete confidence what the effects will be one way or another. Never in history have the earth's underground petroleum reserves been pumped to the surface and burned at a rate of millions of barrels per day, thus the results of doing so can only be studied as it is happening.

Opinion: It would be nice to err on the side of caution, exercise restraint, curb anthropogenic (human activity) emissions as much as possible, and develop a stronger scientific prediction of what actually will happen once the planet compensates for our emissions. Once we determine that high CO2 concentrations increase snowfall and lower temperature, I say clearcut every square inch of forest on the planet (except the glades) and burn every last drop of oil.
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