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Salt Lake City Digs Out
« on: January 12, 2013, 20:38:37 »

     Utah and the western US are at the tail end of a major snowstorm.  We have 16-18 inches, 41-46 cm, of new snow, which started falling mid-afternoon two days ago, and ended early this morning.  My friends two miles away and one hundred feet higher have 24 inches, 61 cm.  North of here twenty miles there are 30 inches, 76 cm.  Temperatures are cold, and the snow is dry, so shovelling is not too tough, but I have shovelled our driveway and walks four times in the last two days.  :P  Here are some pics.

     "Dumping" snow.  (Note the architectural gem in background.  That's OK, we didn't really like having a view of the mountains.  We much prefer blank brown stucco walls.../sarc):

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     This is our biggest snow storm in at least ten years.  Interestingly, the highest elevations of the mountains only got about 6 inches, 15 cm.  Looking out the window right now I see that it has started snowing again...

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Re: Salt Lake City Digs Out
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 20:48:30 »
Mike, most beautiful pictures for me.
We in most parts of SA experienced a heat wave recently, and unusual wheather.
Temperatures in excess of 40C on our west coast.
Hope this does not bring you damage, and that your season will change soon.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 20:57:53 »
Oh, my!  Sure is pretty though.
I love a good snow storm. 
It's the shoveling don't care too much for.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 22:09:42 »
Brrrrrrrrr!!!!!
Very pretty though!

My kids are missing the snow as we have not gotten much of them yet here in VA.
Maybe just around 1-2 inches last December that melted away after a day.
It's unusually warm for us here...68F high today in the middle of winter.
I heard some familiar chirping this morning which we usually hear in spring.
Poor birds must be thinking it's already spring. :-\
Hopefully this warmer temps would make more clivias spike up. :)
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 10:09:29 »
Brrrr, not for me. Give me sunny South Africa.  :surprise:
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 13:53:13 »
Mike,
Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures! I love these snow photos.

You have been very busy shoveling all the snow and so you need not like other people to go into a fitness studio for working out.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 18:33:22 »

     Hi Folks,
     The storm is over, and it is bitter cold this morning, at 6 F, -14 C.  Interestingly, there were hints this fall that a harsh winter was ahead.  Our next door neighbor's clump of scrub oak trees, Quercus gambelii, produced over 75 gallons of acorns, more than an oil drum full.  I would not have believed it, had I not seen them myself.  Then there was this article on our local news website:  http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=23464067.  The signs are there, for those who know how to see them.
     I'm glad you all liked the photos.  We're resting today, and will go skiing tomorrow.

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 18:43:34 »
Awww...ET is so cute!!!

We have a similar "walking winter weather projection" here Mike.
Locals truly believe in them...groundhogs.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 20:28:58 »
That tortoise and my vegan brother are on the same diet....

I should ask my brother if he felt like eating more mustard greens...

Mike I never would have known you guys got blasted by the football game last night. Did Denver get hit as well? (Best game I have seen in a very long time by the way. Sorry you guys lost)
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 01:45:25 »
I feel the cold just looking at the pictures Mike. Pretty but not for me I don't think. Keep warm :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 16:54:33 »

     As if the deep snow was not enough, it is 2 F, minus 17 C this morning at our house.  In the mountains it is minus 5 F to minus 15 F, minus 21 C to minus 26 C, cloudy, with winds forecast to blow 10 to 30 mph this afternoon.  My greenhouse heater has run constantly since yesterday afternoon.  Yikes.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 11:43:09 »
Mike,
I hope that your greenhouse heater will work very well all the time. Not that your clivias will get frozen.

Hurrah, we now have 10 cm (3.94 inch) snow, but not that low temperatures like you. My husband and I just have shoveled snow. He has a large snowpusher and I a smaller one. In the afternoon we will have more snow. It is a pity that I do not have a blooming clivia. It looks so nicely with the snow in the background.

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