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JimB

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Spring 2018
« on: March 27, 2018, 12:16:38 PM »
Well even if it doesn't feel like spring the sounds of spring are here. Especially the birds. Just like a clock the Red-winged Black Birds showed upon March 11th and the Sandhill Cranes have also been around for a few days already.  And speaking of Sandhill Cranes when I got home late last night I shut off the car and waited and listened for a bit like I normally do and it sounded as though the cranes in the next cornfield was having a giant party or festival. I know they can be noisey but I didn't realize it, that late at night.
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 05:06:04 PM »
It certainly doesn't feel or look much like spring around here, with nearly 2' of snow still in my woods, and very few open patches even in the fields.  Only a few Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackles have shown up--after getting a very early Red wing over a month ago.  Today, for the first time there were multiple Robins singing down the road a bit.  And the prediction for the foreseeable future is for below normal temperatures--due to "global warming," I'm sure.  ::)

No cranes expected here until the snow is mostly gone.  They usually show up at the very end of March or early in April.  They're a recent addition to the breeding birds of the State, within the past 20 or 25 years, and their numbers are growing.

Wish you could send us some of those Trumpeter Swans from the UP.
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 07:39:26 AM »
The almond trees bloomed three or four weeks ago, then the hard freeze came.  :(

But, it is spring again, with temps in the 80s!  That means summer with temps in the 100s is just around the corner!!  :(  We are content no matter where we are, or whatever the circumstances. God loves us!
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:53:19 AM »
Well the only one I can relate to is Wally. We have a 5 foot pile of snow outside my window. Temperatures are struggling to bring some spring like weather. We never see the fowl you have mentioned but we do have our ducks back and we will soon hear the honking of the Canada Geese returning to their breeding grounds. But my cute little babies under my grow lights give me hope that sunny, warmer days are not far away.
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 12:41:44 PM »
Wish you could send us some of those Trumpeter Swans from the UP.

I haven't seen the swans yet. Canadian Geese however, have been 2 or 3 weeks. I'm hoping the swans show up here soon. There is a nesting pair that use the farmer's pond down the road and I'm looking forward to seeing them again this year.
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 01:19:13 PM »
Climate change is bringing me much cooler temps than normal for the next couple of weeks and a few inches of snow tonight. I'm guessing maybe this means that summer will mild this year?
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 04:46:05 PM »
We're in the same boat  you are;  maybe a little snow tonight and cooler than normal into at least next week or beyond.
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 07:55:31 AM »
"April showers"? They tell us we are going to be hit by an "atmospheric river" tomorrow. That is a new term we began hearing out here in the West last year. Someone is messing around with the weather. It's not me with my tractor and car. I wonder who would want to cause misery to us poor humans?
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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 08:52:02 AM »
Well that term was new to me. I had to go look it up...

Although atmospheric rivers come in many shapes and sizes, those that contain the largest amounts of water vapor and the strongest winds can create extreme rainfall and floods, often by stalling over watersheds vulnerable to flooding. These events can disrupt travel, induce mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property. A well-known example is the "Pineapple Express," a strong atmospheric river that is capable of bringing moisture from the tropics near Hawaii over to the U.S. West Coast. Source

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Re: Spring 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 08:39:02 AM »
That's it Jim. It did not hit us as expected. The term "pineapple express" was the familiar term makes one cringe in the spring out here. If we have a heavy snowpack, and it pours out a huge amount of warm rain and melts the snow, and if the ground is already soaked and the reservoirs full, it spells real trouble.
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