Winter has returned with a vengeance

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    Apr 22, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
    I am really sick of the cold and winter that this is getting really ridiculous. We don't just have one season of winter any more, but with climate change, for the last several years now, we have 2 seasons of winter. Half of spring is winter and half of fall is also winter. When I rode my bike to work this morning it was 30 F, with windchills in the teens. Needless to say, I had to dig out my winter bike pants, winter jacket, winter gloves, and a winter skull cap under my helmet.

    Our northern counties woke up to this much snow this morning. But nobody is complaining too much because at least all the lakes in Wisconsin are now ice free. Last year the ice on the lakes up north did not go out until Mother's Day weekend. Because of climate change, people are being advised not to plant any flowers outdoors yet until after Memorial Day. Before climate change the rule was always Mother's Day, but we now are subject to getting a hard freeze yet even after Mother's Day and people should wait until after Memorial Day now.

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    Apr 22, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Suck it up. This is what I'm looking at right now:
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    I took the top and doors off the Jeep last weekend. OK, it's a bit chillier this week and the wind has been blowing a constant 20 with gusts to 40. So I can wear a sweater when I'm driving. Supposed to be 70's again next week. icon_razz.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 25, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    April is a month of cruel, climatic tricks. I am also sick of cold temperatures but this is the northern tier of the U.S. It just comes with living up here.icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 25, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    I don't see how you people live up there. It's not natural. I'm in shorts and flip flops at the moment which is how it should be at the end of April.
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    Apr 26, 2015 2:10 AM GMT
    Radd saidI don't see how you people live up there. It's not natural. I'm in shorts and flip flops at the moment which is how it should be at the end of April.
    The northern states are very beautiful and scenic. Every part of the world has its drawbacks and disadvantages. Hey I could say to you that it is not safe to live on land that is five feet below sea level near large bodies of water which can get violently churned up in powerful storms aka hurricanes. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 26, 2015 7:36 AM GMT
    Radd saidI don't see how you people live up there.


    I've been in cold and I've been in warm. Warm is better.
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    Apr 26, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    JDuderrr said
    Radd saidI don't see how you people live up there.


    I've been in cold and I've been in warm. Warm is better.
    To a certain limited extent it is better. But after awhile you can get tired of warm weather. That is the beauty of living in the northern states, our climate has variety. Never a dull moment.icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 26, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
    After one of the warmest Aprils on record here in the UK, parts of Scotland is now under a layer of snow, according to the Met Office.

    But as we bathed in the Spring sunshine, the Australian state of N.S.W. had storms and torrential Autumn downpours, along with flooding which literally washed away houses, making their owners homeless.

    Compared to all that, I'll sooner have snow.