Well, I Guess Summer Is Over

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Today, as I headed outside into the night to fetch some milk, seeing folks in boots and heavy coats, and felt cold wind on my neck, I realized that just wearing jeans, sandals and a t-shirt will no longer suffice. Yep, summer is over.

Here's what's left of summer for me -- a picture of my son, 3, on a jungle gym (wearing long pants so he doesn't scrape his knees):



(Come spring, I'll notice the end of autumn)
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Summer is just starting for me, he, he!


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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Summer is just starting for me, he, he!


      Shane
      Yep, it's been quite a while since I wore long pants or a jumper.

      T-shirts and shorts (footwear optional) is the correct dress standard for southern hemisphere residents at this time of year.
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    Welcome to the winter club thunderbird. We're about 2 months into the winter already...
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Don't feel all alone TB, right now it is only 17 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill here. Brrrr!


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      • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Don't feel all alone TB, right now it is only 17 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill here. Brrrr!


        Terra
        It's 14 here, no wind chill. We are in the middle of some "Artic Blast" coming in. Ugh!

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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Update:



          I just glanced outside the doorwall on the way for a coffee refill and it's sn...sn...Snowing!! The big fluffy kind of snow. I think it must be a lake effect band. It's thick!

          Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

          It's 14 here, no wind chill. We are in the middle of some "Artic Blast" coming in. Ugh!

          ~ Theresa
          I commiserate! They say temps will continue to fall throughout the day, not rise as usual. We're getting it too. Is Ugh a strong enough word? lol!

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          • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Update:



            I just glanced outside the doorwall on the way for a coffee refill and it's XX...XX...XXXXXXX!! The big fluffy kind of XXXX. I think it must be a lake effect band. It's thick!



            I commiserate! They say temps will continue to fall throughout the day, not rise as usual. We're getting it too. Is Ugh a strong enough word? lol!

            Terra
            We do NOT say the "S" word... and I'm super sorry you are having to say it! It hasn't really done that here. A little earlier this month. We have had some pretty crazy storms lately!

            I hope you are staying warm. I had to blanket my horses! We have about two more days of this! I just read about the storms in Arizona, Nevada and California! EEK!

            Stay warm Miss Terra!!!

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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

              We do NOT say the "S" word... and I'm super sorry you are having to say it! It hasn't really done that here. A little earlier this month. We have had some pretty crazy storms lately!

              I hope you are staying warm. I had to blanket my horses! We have about two more days of this! I just read about the storms in Arizona, Nevada and California! EEK!

              Stay warm Miss Terra!!!

              ~ Theresa
              Right back atcha, Theresa!

              Get comfy cozy and even cuddly if you prefer.

              Yep, it's a cuddle alert!


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              • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                Right back atcha, Theresa!

                Get comfy cozy and even cuddly if you prefer.

                Yep, it's a cuddle alert!


                Terra
                My husband is making me dinner right now! After that, I am going to cuddle up in bed with him and watch TV! I turned on our electric blankets a while ago, so it should be nice and warm!

                I hope you get a cuddle night too! Cold nights and cuddling!!

                You know, I don't mind winter, but I sure do mind the frigid days!

                Good night!!

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          • Profile picture of the author whland
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Update:



            I just glanced outside the doorwall on the way for a coffee refill and it's sn...sn...Snowing!! The big fluffy kind of snow. I think it must be a lake effect band. It's thick!

            Terra
            My parents who are in Kansas got about an inch of the white stuff. Now I guess there sending it to me in Arkansas. They say we might get some snow and ice tonight.

            And just days before we had near 70F temps and we even had 81F for the high on November 17th.

            I really miss the 80'sF temps.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Don't feel all alone TB, right now it is only 17 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill here. Brrrr!


        Terra
        Windchill, schmindchill.

        It's been lower than 17 degrees here, not counting windchill, with about a foot of snow.

        I really need to learn how to fly south for the winter...
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Windchill, schmindchill.

          It's been lower than 17 degrees here, not counting windchill, with about a foot of snow.

          I really need to learn how to fly south for the winter...
          Okay, You win and I'm not even jealous!


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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Windchill, schmindchill.

          It's been lower than 17 degrees here, not counting windchill, with about a foot of snow.

          I really need to learn how to fly south for the winter...
          I did that one year. I went to Antarctica for the winter. BIG Mistake!

          South eventually gets colder. Fun facts to know. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    Here's what's left of summer for me -- a picture of my son, 3, on a jungle gym (wearing long pants so he doesn't scrape his knees):
    That's what knee pads were made for! :p





    Can't wait to see the day when all the girls are banging your door down...He's such a cutie!!! Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Ha ha ... it was 87 until about 4 p.m
    right now its 20 til 11 p.m and its 68.

    last week was the yearly low. 57 ... muhahaahhahah

    Side note: My boy wants to play in the snow. He knows it snows at grandmas
    so a week or so ago he made me promise we would go see grandma

    and go "sliding" on the snow ... now he knows the word is sledding.
    So i hear about it almost everyday.

    Me and my big mouth. Before I even realized what I was saying, I responded.
    Sure ...
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      Ha ha ... it was 87 until about 4 p.m
      right now its 20 til 11 p.m and its 68.

      last week was the yearly low. 57 ... muhahaahhahah

      Side note: My boy wants to play in the snow. He knows it snows at grandmas
      so a week or so ago he made me promise we would go see grandma

      and go "sliding" on the snow ... now he knows the word is sledding.
      So i hear about it almost everyday.

      Me and my big mouth. Before I even realized what I was saying, I responded.
      Sure ...
      There's no way around it. They latch on to notions like little pitbulls. You can sidetrack away from it the whole day, and the little one will return to it at nightfall. They even pick up on words and meanings that adults figure is talking above their heads.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      Ha ha ... it was 87 until about 4 p.m
      right now its 20 til 11 p.m and its 68.

      last week was the yearly low. 57 ... muhahaahhahah

      Okay, you're just being mean, now. :p

      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      Side note: My boy wants to play in the snow. He knows it snows at grandmas
      so a week or so ago he made me promise we would go see grandma

      and go "sliding" on the snow ... now he knows the word is sledding.
      So i hear about it almost everyday.

      Me and my big mouth. Before I even realized what I was saying, I responded.
      Sure ...
      See, karma doesn't like ugly!


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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Yea, winter! That means SKI SEASON, and my snow gland is already working overtime. The local ski hill (really only a bump) should open any day now, and a couple ski resorts in Utah are already open. A few more should be up and running by next week.

    Whoooo Hoooo!

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Let's see...Last week was pretty nice, but then last night we got a foot of snow and the daytime highs will be in the teens for the next 4-5 days, with the nightime lows around -9 to -12 (not counting windchill).

    I really REALLY need to learn how to fly south for the winter.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Our weather was basically mild until Monday night. I drove home with snow on the road. It was in single digits last night and only in the 20's today. Won't be doing much rockhunting in this stuff. The ski resorts are open here, too, now. LOT of white on top. It's threatening to be a very cold, wet winter this year so I'm just hunkering down for the season. Just finished a cup of cocoa. I'm thinking I'm old enough that I maybe should start looking into the Southern states for the winter myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mollywhite
    Summer had been over for month for me, and autumn is also nice.
    I love every season and each of them is nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea8621
    winter is def here for me! Were already in -6 temps..Cant wait for summer!!! I would rather be in the sun than the cold than to make it worse my car has been frozen for 2 days so not good
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedmarketer
    One of my goals in life was to never see British Winter ever again. I achieved that goal 5 years ago as I spend Spring and Summer in the UK from May to Sept, then I go to my apartment in Goa, India from October to April (Average temperature is 25 - 30 degrees for that period).

    I remember falling sick and depressed during the severe winters. It proves that longer periods of daylight, Sun and comfortable temperature, good organic food all contribute towards a fulfilled life.

    Only problem is that I'm using up my savings/redundancy funds from my offline work. That's why I have to be successful in IM to maintain that dream lifestyle of never seeing winter again. Success in IM is now my only crucial goal.
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    Summer has only just begun here.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    It was 26 below zero (F) here last night - in Central Oregon of all places. Everything is frozen. I heard that that it snowed somewhere in Australia too (maybe not last night but in the last couple days or so). This is winter the way I remember it. Makes me wish that warming was true.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      It was 26 below zero (F) here last night - in Central Oregon of all places. Everything is frozen. I heard that that it snowed somewhere in Australia too (maybe not last night but in the last couple days or so). This is winter the way I remember it. Makes me wish that warming was true.
      Global warming does seem to be true, sadly. It isn't about variances in one place or another, but overall global trends.
      Dr. Michael Mann, the 'Hockey Stick Graph' and His Report from the Front Lines (and Very Center) of the Climate Wars
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Indeed, expect more extremes of weather in terms of wind, storms, and fluctuations in hot and cold on an increasingly shocking scale. Massive amounts of heat are being absorbed by the oceans as expected from climatologists' models of rising CO2 levels.

        That energy shows up unevenly as warmer water vapor rises from the oceans into the upper atmosphere then condenses as precipitation, resulting in more extreme weather patterns. Net mass loss of glaciers is also a significant indicator of warming as are the energies involved in melting of polar ice.

        The link between extreme weather and ocean warming is the basic physics of more heat = warmer water = more energy available for storms = bigger storms.

        Climate change is not only making the planet warmer, it is also affecting global weather patterns including making snowstorms stronger and extremes in weather more frequent.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        Global warming does seem to be true, sadly. It isn't about variances in one place or another, but overall global trends.
        Dr. Michael Mann, the 'Hockey Stick Graph' and His Report from the Front Lines (and Very Center) of the Climate Wars
        Sorry. We're coming out of the inter-glacial period. I'm not sure how cold and wet it has to get before people understand that. Global "warming" does not create cold - or wet. Warming creates DRY. I'm not sure why it takes an advanced degree in climatology for people to "get:" that one. Once again - listen to climatologists with NO political agenda: ICECAP -- these are the scientists to listen to about climate.

        People keep posting that warming crap year after year - and year after year, it continues to get colder. We've got record ice at the poles and people are still sporting satellite photos to prove it's warm now. LMAO. It's getting funny right now. It truly is. You can fool all the people for awhile - but another 5 years is going to put the warming crap to bed for good.

        Recorded here so in a few years from now I can come back and say: "I informed you thusly."
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Debating AGW deniers on the topic of AGW is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.

          Regional weather extremes of heat, cold, rain, snow, violent storms, etc are occurring more frequently as thermal dynamics alter the seasons. For example the recent snowfall in arid regions is not an unexpected result in the meteorological physics of the global warming model. Parts of the US has seen some of the highest temperatures on record for December, as extreme weather conditions batter other areas.

          AGW is well founded, established and supported by the accumulation of more than a century's worth of observations, studies and widespread associated scientific understandings in multiple fields. "New" understandings must not only account for the planet's radiative imbalance, they must also account for why existing understandings fail (...so precisely).

          And so far, the consequences of record-breaking highs of CO2 in the atmosphere at 400ppm and record high spewing of fossil fuels into the air (currently over 20 billion tons/year and growing) are as expected with the AGW climate model. Improvements in data collection and instrumentation continue to confirm the greenhouse effect of rising CO2 levels.
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