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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #450 on: November 03, 2019, 06:22:15 AM »
Nah.  My Clarity is just fine.  The entire undercarriage of his Jetta has rusted out.  He can't drive over 45 mph without it shaking itself apart.  Estimates are $3500 to fix it all, so we decided to opt for a new car.  He's been all-moto since August when this issue arose and he ordered the Civic.  Manual transmission is now a special order.  :bluduh:

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #451 on: November 10, 2019, 07:57:56 PM »
So, if any of you were watching tonight's football game between the Packers and the Team that Wasn't the Packers ;D and noticed the snowfall, well that snow has now moved south to Milwaukee.  I guess tomorrow won't be a good riding day.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #452 on: November 11, 2019, 09:51:17 AM »
Germany (all brands) doesn't coat its parts against corrosion?

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #453 on: November 11, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
Wife just texted me these from home.   :o


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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #454 on: November 12, 2019, 03:17:47 PM »
Germany (all brands) doesn't coat its parts against corrosion?

I have no clue if that's the case.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #455 on: November 13, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
We had frost this morning.

BRRRRRR... thank goodness that it warms back up during the day. 50ºF is still shivverishness but it's better than 20ºF.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #456 on: December 30, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »
The Milwaukee forecast is for 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight.  But back in the 40s F by the close of the week.  So maybe I'll get a January ride.  But I think I'll have to be careful for ice in shady areas. And I'm not so sure about getting out before the salt gets washed away or worn off.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #457 on: February 08, 2020, 08:59:28 AM »
Mkay, Mama Nature.  We have enough here to show our relatives down south now.  You can shut the cycle down any time.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #458 on: February 08, 2020, 09:29:15 AM »
7+" here east of Pittsburgh. First time I had to use the snow shovel in anger this winter. Ready for spring.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #459 on: February 08, 2020, 12:07:54 PM »
It's snowing at Road Atlanta. Had to red flag a race there.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #460 on: February 08, 2020, 01:13:03 PM »
It got to 78º last week.
This week it got to 28º.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #461 on: February 21, 2020, 06:37:20 PM »
I haven't gotten enough to even shovel yet ,nw of Pittsburgh. Hope it stays that way. Most was maybe 2 inches.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #462 on: March 10, 2020, 12:04:50 AM »
The last of the snow piled by the plows has melted in my neighborhood, and there was a warm gentle rain all day to dissolve any remaining road salt.  I'm certain that the commercial parking lot piles still need to melt.  But the sump pump working implies that the frost is out of the ground around my house already.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #463 on: March 10, 2020, 08:42:16 AM »
Was 78º yesterday and will be 80º today. Winter is over. The last snow we got was 5 years ago.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #464 on: August 27, 2020, 01:11:24 PM »
97 today. I'm going out on a limb and say it won't snow today.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #465 on: August 28, 2020, 08:17:21 AM »
Summer has been mild here. We usually get a month or more of 100º+ days. This year has seen some of those but it's had a hard time stringing days-in-a-row of them. When the 2 recent Gulf storms' leading fronts moved through, we dropped 20º in a matter of minutes.

Also more rain in the Spring than usual.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #466 on: October 27, 2020, 05:00:49 PM »
Hell’s frozen over and it snowed lightly today  :bluduh:  Ohh, hi everyone!
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #467 on: October 27, 2020, 05:58:22 PM »
Oh hi... where have you been?
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #468 on: October 28, 2020, 03:30:13 PM »
Oh hi... where have you been?


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« Reply #469 on: October 28, 2020, 04:11:11 PM »
Oh hi... where have you been?


One unplated dirt bike left in the stable and a severe lack of enthusiasm for everything at the moment.  No sense inflicting that here, so it was hiatus time.  Took up golf again after 20 years away because the boys were pestering me to play.  Retirement’s been good, but the inability to travel isn’t. Life goes on...and on....and on....

Yes. I remember you trying to make plans even before Covid hit and being thwarted. So it must be especially aggravating now. We are toying with the idea of going to one place with the motorcycles and just checking it out locally.

In the meantime, I wish you well. Hope something comes along.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #470 on: November 22, 2020, 08:26:45 AM »
2-4” in the forecast today.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #471 on: December 08, 2020, 07:53:14 PM »
No meaningful snow yet, but it's coming.  Highs around Milwaukee will be in the upper 40's F this week, but will be barely scratching the freezing point next week.  :gerg: Time to be wary of frost and black ice.  And once the roads have frozen, even nice air temps will keep the risk of slippery conditions in shaded or low lying spots. My season will likely be coming to a close soon.   :-[
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« Reply #472 on: December 12, 2020, 10:56:57 AM »
Rain turned to snow here in Milwaukee.  Pretty with big fluffy snowflakes and a stiff wind.  Temps next week will struggle to get above freezing, so the roads will be cold soon.

Safe riding days may still happen, but the likelihood is quickly waning.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #473 on: December 14, 2020, 04:12:50 AM »
Yeah, I think we’ve seen our last warm stretch too.  30* for the high today with high winds.  Brisk!



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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #474 on: December 14, 2020, 07:21:00 AM »
I'm a guy that LOVES the snow- and oddly we have nothing yet. 
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« Reply #475 on: December 30, 2020, 06:53:30 AM »
Milwaukee went from no snow to about 5 or 6 inches overnight.  The ground is frozen and the predicted temps look like it'll be here for a long while. 

It's covered the trees and roofs, looks pretty in the predawn twilight. Especially since my condo assn.'s contractor had already plowed the driveways!
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #476 on: December 30, 2020, 11:11:19 AM »
We got mostly snow with a freezing rain cap. This is gonna make sledding AWESOME!
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #477 on: December 31, 2020, 09:01:03 AM »
Did not read the whole thread but shamelessly ripped off of another site.

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« Reply #478 on: December 31, 2020, 01:20:22 PM »
We had a couple inches yesterday followed by freezing rain, then it all changed to rain and liquid.  Barely anything left on the ground.  Today, it's right at 32* and sunny.  Feels practically balmy outside.
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« Reply #479 on: December 31, 2020, 03:42:44 PM »
supposed to be ice and some snow in the morning. Then to rain for tomorrow....woo hoo nice...

Hey Sleazy, just started a new job, will have time to do things,,,,ya know  GOLF.....he he...

might actually have time to do some fun things instead of working all the time...

Retirement is nice. working an easy job makes it nicer....

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« Reply #480 on: December 31, 2020, 04:24:55 PM »
supposed to be ice and some snow in the morning. Then to rain for tomorrow....woo hoo nice...

Hey Sleazy, just started a new job, will have time to do things,,,,ya know  GOLF.....he he...

might actually have time to do some fun things instead of working all the time...

Retirement is nice. working an easy job makes it nicer....

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Trust me on this.  That's not retired.  :bigsmile:  BTDT, finally let retirement win. 


Play golf a couple times a week, putz around the yard and generally doing what I damn well feel like or not.  You've got a couple decent courses out that way.  Me and the sons played Whispering Pines near Pinckey in November for their Veterans Memorial Scramble and loved it.


Now that I've got a Jeep Liberty 4x4 in process of being put back to reliable, I'm thinking some wheeling trips up to the UP and down towards Tellico Plains are on the radar too.  Either camping or hauling a small modified pop up camper (to be found and finished out).


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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #481 on: December 31, 2020, 11:24:35 PM »
Milwaukee went from no snow to about 5 or 6 inches overnight.  The ground is frozen and the predicted temps look like it'll be here for a long while. 

It's covered the trees and roofs, looks pretty in the predawn twilight. Especially since my condo assn.'s contractor had already plowed the driveways!
The predicted Milw. temps for the next week or so; melting during the day, freezing during the night.  Morning commutes will be... challenging.  Glad I'm retired.
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« Reply #482 on: January 01, 2021, 07:00:51 AM »
Milwaukee went from no snow to about 5 or 6 inches overnight.  The ground is frozen and the predicted temps look like it'll be here for a long while. 

It's covered the trees and roofs, looks pretty in the predawn twilight. Especially since my condo assn.'s contractor had already plowed the driveways!
The predicted Milw. temps for the next week or so; melting during the day, freezing during the night.  Morning commutes will be... challenging.  Glad I'm retired.
I remember this pattern well from growing up in Chicago. Just enough warmth in the daytime to get a wet sheen on the roads, dipping below freezing in time for the evening commute.  And ice in the mornings.  North Dakota was better for winter driving in a way. The temps dropped below freezing typically in October or November and stayed there until late March or April.  For most of the time, the roads stayed clear once plowed and there wasn't any ice.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #483 on: January 01, 2021, 08:52:05 AM »
supposed to be ice and some snow in the morning. Then to rain for tomorrow....woo hoo nice...

Hey Sleazy, just started a new job, will have time to do things,,,,ya know  GOLF.....he he...

might actually have time to do some fun things instead of working all the time...

Retirement is nice. working an easy job makes it nicer....

Loki


Trust me on this.  That's not retired.  :bigsmile:  BTDT, finally let retirement win. 


Play golf a couple times a week, putz around the yard and generally doing what I damn well feel like or not.  You've got a couple decent courses out that way.  Me and the sons played Whispering Pines near Pinckey in November for their Veterans Memorial Scramble and loved it.


Now that I've got a Jeep Liberty 4x4 in process of being put back to reliable, I'm thinking some wheeling trips up to the UP and down towards Tellico Plains are on the radar too.  Either camping or hauling a small modified pop up camper (to be found and finished out).


**Really retired sleazy** ;)

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #484 on: January 01, 2021, 03:15:41 PM »
Milwaukee went from no snow to about 5 or 6 inches overnight.  The ground is frozen and the predicted temps look like it'll be here for a long while. 

It's covered the trees and roofs, looks pretty in the predawn twilight. Especially since my condo assn.'s contractor had already plowed the driveways!
The predicted Milw. temps for the next week or so; melting during the day, freezing during the night.  Morning commutes will be... challenging.  Glad I'm retired.
I remember this pattern well from growing up in Chicago. Just enough warmth in the daytime to get a wet sheen on the roads, dipping below freezing in time for the evening commute.  And ice in the mornings.  North Dakota was better for winter driving in a way. The temps dropped below freezing typically in October or November and stayed there until late March or April.  For most of the time, the roads stayed clear once plowed and there wasn't any ice.
I relate.  I grew up in Minnesota - and learned to drive there.  Still prefer rwd in winter.
Then was USAF...  Missouri was pretty nice.  Oklahoma was mostly cold mud - just above freezing.  Any ice shut everything down.  I got back from leave (vacation) one winter and felt I had driven into an apocalypse scene.    Okinawa Japan was (is) a semi-tropical island.  Hard to get into the Xmas spirit.  But funny to see guys walking around in parkas and shorts - parka from their previous base and shorts because after you're there a while, you think 50's/60s are 'cold' and you don't own any civilian pants.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #485 on: January 03, 2021, 08:05:02 AM »
 :bluduh:  Yup, snow for another hour or so.  First snow blower run this afternoon.



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« Reply #486 on: January 03, 2021, 02:04:18 PM »
Sledding today!
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« Reply #487 on: January 18, 2021, 09:39:17 AM »
Milwaukee is having gentle snowfall, like living in a snow globe.
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« Reply #488 on: January 18, 2021, 09:41:18 AM »
send it this way, our poor little ski hill needs it...
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