Current climatic conditions

injinji

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Happy New Year everybody. We are getting ready for our gathering. Since we skipped last year, it's been two years since we had folks (other than family) over. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, but also will be glad when they are all gone.

At 1000 it's partly cloudy, 79F with 77% humidity. Forecast high low of 80/70F with 10% chance of rain today, 25% tonight and 100% tomorrow.
 

injinji

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Last night we had our first real thunderstorms in a couple months. There was 25-30 mph winds. I was staying at the riverhouse and we lost power for an hour or so. The rain had passed, so I decided to walk. Big mistake, as the rain was just taking a break. I had only got about a quarter mile, so I didn't put on my raingear. I just hoofed it back as fast as I could, then hung my clothes to dry.

Still really windy this morning, about 10mph with 20 mph gusts. At 0845 it's cloudy, 38F (33F wc) with 72% humidity. Forecast high low of 50/33F with no chance of rain.
 

injinji

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We had a pretty good frost this morning. I have about a dozen spring crop plants out and this will be their first one.
 

xtsho

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Lots of rain here. After a week of freezing temps and low elevation snow the temp has warmed up. The rain combined with the rapid snow melt is bringing flooding to some areas. But it looks like it's going to dry up this weekend so we'll get a break from the rain and even some sunshine. Then the rain returns.
 

injinji

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I got my longleaf pine tree seedlings in. Misty rain run me out of the field this afternoon. I made up a little of the lost time tonight. I marked my row with lights, and it worked pretty good. But the fog was so thick I got about as wet tonight as this afternoon. I have help tomorrow through the weekend, so I'm hoping to get them all planted by the time I have to leave for work on Monday.

At 0015 it's cloudy, 53F with 79% humidity. Forecast low of 38F with no chance of rain.
 

ttystikk

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What the hell is going on out there? I come home turn on the television and see wildfires destroying houses around Boulder. It's almost January. It's crazy.

You OK?
Hey, sorry to keep you hanging for so long! I'm fine. It was a relatively small fire, especially considering it took out nearly 1000 structures.

"Fire will find a way"... Especially when the wind comes up.

I feel really badly for those people. Many of those residents were scientists at NOAA or NCAR or CU Boulder or any of several other weather related research facilities in the area.

No one has to tell them about climate change; they're the ones trying their damnedest to get the word out to the rest of us! No one deserves to lose everything they own to a fire; I know, it's happened to me.
 

ttystikk

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Still raining. Looks like they got hit pretty bad up north in Washington. Flooding shut down I-5. Winter storm hatcher is heading east and it's bringing a lot of moisture with it.

It's King Tide season so everyone on the cost gets a sneak peak at what area level rise is gonna bring in the years to come. Pretty scary shit.

I'm not buying beachfront property to retire; I'm getting a boat!
 

injinji

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Some cold windy days here. I've been out in it everyday planting pine trees. I'm not as quick as I was. 4-5 days in, we have planted about 1400 of the 2000 trees. But I have had shit at work everyday, so only getting in half days of planting. One more day of work, then I can spend all day on them.

At 2150 it's clear, 42F with 70% humidity. Forecast low of 36F.

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xtsho

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Yesterday was 60°F and sunny. Today it's upper 40's and rain. It's supposed to be dry and warm this weekend. I need to spray the fruit trees so this will be a good opportunity to do that at least. I don't want any peach leaf curl this spring.

I'm doing the DIY spray I made last year. No spendy commercial products for me. The commercial products failed yet my DIY solutions worked. And at a mere fraction of the cost.
 

ttystikk

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Today's high here in northern Front Range Colorado was 48 at 8 am. It's now 38, snow flurries alternating with sunshine. Wind from the north 25, gusts to 35.

Wyoming apparently got lonely and decided to pay us a visit.
 

injinji

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A nice day today. It got into the 60's. I spent eight days this week planting trees. Wrapped it up this afternoon. 2K down. 2K coming next Thursday. I need to do a little more mowing between now and then.

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ttystikk

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A nice day today. It got into the 60's. I spent eight days this week planting trees. Wrapped it up this afternoon. 2K down. 2K coming next Thursday. I need to do a little more mowing between now and then.

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So how many years do you think they'll get before the next hurricane blows them down? I don't want to come across as insensitive but that's the world we're living in now.
 

Hairybuds

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Some cold windy days here. I've been out in it everyday planting pine trees. I'm not as quick as I was. 4-5 days in, we have planted about 1400 of the 2000 trees. But I have had shit at work everyday, so only getting in half days of planting. One more day of work, then I can spend all day on them.

At 2150 it's clear, 42F with 70% humidity. Forecast low of 36F.

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Reminds me of my planting days, nude women, songs around the camp fire and long days
 

injinji

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So how many years do you think they'll get before the next hurricane blows them down? I don't want to come across as insensitive but that's the world we're living in now.
It depends on how old they are when the blow comes. Cousins had little trees when Michael came though and they are kicking ass now. But at 61, a little pinestraw money is the only economic return I expect from them. When we built the house the original trees were about knee high. We got so excited when they grew high enough to block the view of the back yard from the road. We are looking forward to that again.
 

ttystikk

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I wish the days were longer. 10 hours 15 minutes of daylight is what I'm working with. That is why it was so aggravating to have to work two extra days last week.
Less than that up here just north of the 40th...

The biggest thing I fight in the winter without a doubt is SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
 

injinji

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Less than that up here just north of the 40th...

The biggest thing I fight in the winter without a doubt is SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Yea, we get a little payback for the relatively short days in summer with not so short days in winter. I was able to see to work past 1700 this week. Not that long ago at 1630 it was too dark to see.
 

injinji

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The rain has got here, .41 inches so far. I'm really stoked about the trees getting a good drenching.

At 1930 it's raining, 56F with 98% humidity. Our high low today was 70/37F. Forecast low of 42F with 100% chance of rain tonight. Tomorrows high will be 42F.
 
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