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Message 18718 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 9:16:00 UTC

One advantage of being 63 and long, long ago waved two digits to the rat race ..... you can look out the window at all the hassle and just smile ..... a great way of winning :)

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Message 18720 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 12:21:43 UTC - in response to Message 18718.

One advantage of being 63 and long, long ago waved two digits to the rat race ..... you can look out the window at all the hassle and just smile ..... a great way of winning :)


I agree!!! ALL my neighbors were out shoveling last week while I was inside staying warm. I stuck my head out the door to say hi and they asked if I was going to shovel, I said 'why, I am retired there is no need', and I went back inside to get warm again!!

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Message 18721 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:06:07 UTC - in response to Message 18720.

....... I said 'why, I am retired there is no need', and I went back inside to get warm again!!


The classic birth of yet another weegie doll .... got that prickling sensation yet ...... rofl

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Message 18722 - Posted: 26 Feb 2014, 11:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 18721.

....... I said 'why, I am retired there is no need', and I went back inside to get warm again!!


The classic birth of yet another weegie doll .... got that prickling sensation yet ...... rofl


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Message 18736 - Posted: 28 Feb 2014, 21:51:34 UTC

Here in rainy North West England we were threatened with our first snow of the winter yesterday and then today was a lovely sunny day.

Today we've been threatened with snow tonight. It's a lovely clear night and we'll probably have a frost in the morning.

Meanwhile, 'in other news', they said there has been - since December - 20m to 30m of snow in the Highlands of Scotland and it looks like the best Scottish skiing season for decades. They had far more snow than Sochi had.

So the Scottish winter sports industry is currently winning.

It seems funny that last autumn we were driving past some of these same ski resorts in the sunshine.

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Message 18737 - Posted: 28 Feb 2014, 22:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 18736.

What many haven't realised is the con-trick that has been played re this year's Games. The Organisers were caught by the rapid onset of Global Warming. What was a good snow area 10 years ago pre-planning cycle, turned into an area where the lowest winter temperature is 53 degrees fahrenheit, and during the games averaged 63 degrees rofl

The Russians had pre-stocked 16million Tons of Snow prior to the Games to keep it going, and still had to import snow by air. There are some great photos kicking about showing the broad view of a mountain range, dry winter sun etc, then zoomed in Is this ski slope area made by artificial snow rofl. A good article on it:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/4/5377356/sochi-winter-olympics-2014-subtropical-transformation

The situation is now so serious re global warming and Winter Sports, that some classic Ski-ing areas in the Swiss Alps et al, have had to close, they cant extend the ski-lifts any higher, and the cost of producing artificial snow per slope at $500,000 is too much for a Commercial Season. Some European Countries are now refusing to bid for the Winter Olympics in circa 12 years time going forward - they reckon there will be no snow suitable for a Winter Games by then, so they are not bidding !

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Message 18738 - Posted: 1 Mar 2014, 8:19:49 UTC - in response to Message 18737.
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Some European Countries are now refusing to bid for the Winter Olympics in circa 12 years time going forward - they reckon there will be no snow suitable for a Winter Games by then, so they are not bidding !

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Maybe Scotland should bid for them.

Current Ski Scotland Conditions comments:
    Nevis Range: "Still snowing in heavy showers this morning. There is amazing cover over the whole mountain."

    Glencoe: "Lots of fresh snow overnight. All runs have an excellent cover of soft fluffy snow. Continuing snowfall is only adding to the already superb cover across the mountain."

    Glenshee: "No shortage of snow anywhere good skiing/boarding over the entire area with a dusting of fresh snow on a hard packed base."

    Cairngorm: "All runs have amazing amounts of snow."

Here it is glorious blue skies and the sunshine has melted the overnight frost. Yet I could be in Glencoe by lunchtime. If only I didn't have a college assignment to do this weekend :(

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Message 18740 - Posted: 1 Mar 2014, 12:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 18738.

Some European Countries are now refusing to bid for the Winter Olympics in circa 12 years time going forward - they reckon there will be no snow suitable for a Winter Games by then, so they are not bidding !

Hey Ho :)

Maybe Scotland should bid for them.

Current Ski Scotland Conditions comments:
    Nevis Range: "Still snowing in heavy showers this morning. There is amazing cover over the whole mountain."

    Glencoe: "Lots of fresh snow overnight. All runs have an excellent cover of soft fluffy snow. Continuing snowfall is only adding to the already superb cover across the mountain."

    Glenshee: "No shortage of snow anywhere good skiing/boarding over the entire area with a dusting of fresh snow on a hard packed base."

    Cairngorm: "All runs have amazing amounts of snow."

Here it is glorious blue skies and the sunshine has melted the overnight frost. Yet I could be in Glencoe by lunchtime. If only I didn't have a college assignment to do this weekend :(



They could hold them in Alaska or Canada too, I think the point is though that the Earth is getting warmer right now and some Winter areas are losing their whole business model. While the Olympics can cost a fortune to put on, they can also bring a fortune to all the businesses that provide the needed services to the athletes and others that show up. While Sochi cost a TON of money, some businesses made a TON off them.

It is in the teens F at my house this morning, it is 7am right now, with a snow/ice/rain storm coming in on Sunday night/Monday morning that could last most of the day. They are guessing I could get up to 3+ inches, but it is still too early to give some good numbers and that is just a WAG(wild a$$ guess). They are also talking of temps staying below freezing for most of the day on Monday and Tuesday before again getting in the 40+ range the rest of next week. It is the same storm that caused all the rain and evacuations in California earlier this week, being fed now by ALOT of the Gulf of Mexico moisture, exiting the US as it heads more Easterly for Scotland and Europe, GOOD LUCK guys!!! By the middle and end of next week I will get the current rain that is battering California, modified a bit by whatever Canada decides to add to the party. I am still WINNING though!!!

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Message 18773 - Posted: 5 Mar 2014, 22:18:28 UTC

@mikey We had a new record of -2F the other day. I sent the cold your way, did you get it?

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Message 18775 - Posted: 6 Mar 2014, 12:44:41 UTC - in response to Message 18773.

@mikey We had a new record of -2F the other day. I sent the cold your way, did you get it?


Yes we did THANKS!! It lost some of its oomph along the way though as it only got down to 13F degrees here. We also got about 6 inches of snow, my cousin the Park Ranger on the Mall is NOT loving life right now!! We are all laughing at him as he retired from on job and took this because he thought it would be 'fun'!! He is one of the guys who gives speeches about the different monuments ie Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, WWII etc, etc, so he is out in the cold most of the day. I however am warm and dry and WINNING!!!

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Message 18826 - Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 12:55:57 UTC

Reading of the snow, etc, and here I am, glad that it's cooling down a bit! We had bear record high temps in the 40's (C) a week or 2 ago!

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Message 18827 - Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 14:07:45 UTC
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We get the weather from the US (broadly speaking) second hand as it screams across the Atlantic, and the forecasts here for the next two weeks, are calm, no winds, nice temps starting to rise as Spring approaches.

..... looks like the worst is over ....

Mr Murphy will now intervene of course, and we end up with the worst early Spring weather on record rofl.... but ....

... looks like the worst is done with .... fingers crossed we are winning :)

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Message 18830 - Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 16:44:04 UTC - in response to Message 18827.

We get the weather from the US (broadly speaking) second hand as it screams across the Atlantic, and the forecasts here for the next two weeks, are calm, no winds, nice temps starting to rise as Spring approaches.

..... looks like the worst is over ....

Mr Murphy will now intervene of course, and we end up with the worst early Spring weather on record rofl.... but ....

... looks like the worst is done with .... fingers crossed we are winning :)


My high temps were 60+F yesterday but will be only in in the mid 30'sF come Thursday! The roller coaster temps are here, meaning hopefully the worst of the cold weather is over and the temps will be more towards normal and above as Spring comes bursting in.

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Message 18845 - Posted: 14 Mar 2014, 8:26:51 UTC - in response to Message 18830.

We get the weather from the US (broadly speaking) second hand as it screams across the Atlantic, and the forecasts here for the next two weeks, are calm, no winds, nice temps starting to rise as Spring approaches.

..... looks like the worst is over ....

Mr Murphy will now intervene of course, and we end up with the worst early Spring weather on record rofl.... but ....

... looks like the worst is done with .... fingers crossed we are winning :)


My high temps were 60+F yesterday but will be only in in the mid 30'sF come Thursday! The roller coaster temps are here, meaning hopefully the worst of the cold weather is over and the temps will be more towards normal and above as Spring comes bursting in.

Tuesday we had a high of 73F, Wednesday morning saw snow covered ground. For here, it looks like it will be winter into summer.

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Message 18846 - Posted: 14 Mar 2014, 11:44:18 UTC - in response to Message 18845.

We get the weather from the US (broadly speaking) second hand as it screams across the Atlantic, and the forecasts here for the next two weeks, are calm, no winds, nice temps starting to rise as Spring approaches.

..... looks like the worst is over ....

Mr Murphy will now intervene of course, and we end up with the worst early Spring weather on record rofl.... but ....

... looks like the worst is done with .... fingers crossed we are winning :)


My high temps were 60+F yesterday but will be only in in the mid 30'sF come Thursday! The roller coaster temps are here, meaning hopefully the worst of the cold weather is over and the temps will be more towards normal and above as Spring comes bursting in.


Tuesday we had a high of 73F, Wednesday morning saw snow covered ground. For here, it looks like it will be winter into summer.


I am headed for 60 today but snow on Monday, I am trying to get into Spring but ol Man Winter keeps dragging me back into his grasp!

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Message 18865 - Posted: 17 Mar 2014, 18:28:35 UTC

Winning because I can still wear shorts and a golf shirt, although it is starting to get cooler in the evenings.

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Message 18868 - Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 11:12:57 UTC - in response to Message 18865.

Winning because I can still wear shorts and a golf shirt, although it is starting to get cooler in the evenings.


I am only getting to 44F today but about 60 tomorrow and Friday! The long term forecast though shows another littler 'clipper' coming my way with MORE cold air for a short one day visit next week. I am slowly WINNING!!

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Message 18869 - Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 16:36:27 UTC - in response to Message 18868.

I am slowly WINNING!!
Ooh, there's a brain-aching concept. Like thinking about the rate of change of acceleration. Or the news saying "the rate of change to the rate of inflation / unemployment / whatever is at its highest level for x months".

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Message 18871 - Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 17:59:18 UTC - in response to Message 18869.

Like thinking about the rate of change of acceleration.

Accelerating acceleration.

(Winning)

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Message 18879 - Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 11:07:13 UTC - in response to Message 18871.

Like thinking about the rate of change of acceleration.

Accelerating acceleration.

(Winning)


Well I could have said I was winning at the speed of light as I have fiber optic cable attached to my home for my internet, but that just seemed silly. What I was really alluding to was the lack of many people posting on a regular basis and that we were 'slowly' getting to end of the game. Now that Odd-Rod is back though things could pick back up again.

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