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Unlike 2011, this winter is warming many heartsPublished: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:36 AM Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:40 AM By Pat Galbincea, The Plain DealerCLEVELAND, Ohio -- This is a winter we hope sticks around.A year ago at this time, we were already growing sick of the snow and cold.Our first snowfall arrived Dec. 1, and by this time last year, we had already had 20 inches of snow.So far this year, we've had half that much. And it's all gone.Kids and dogs are tracking mud, not snow, into the house.READ MORE AT:http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012/01/mild_winter_in_northeast_ohio.html
BTW, the Agriculture Climate Zones have shifted north by one zone, so what used be the zone for Columbus has shifted north to Cleveland making it more difficult to produce some things like maple syrup.... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=check-your-seed-packets
Not sure if it is only me, but I cannot get on the Scientificamerican.com website at all. Here is the Google cache version of the article:http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:wj6HHj0SIf0J:www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm%3Fid%3Dcheck-your-seed-packets+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a
Quote from: musky on March 21, 2012, 03:14:03 AMNot sure if it is only me, but I cannot get on the Scientificamerican.com website at all. Here is the Google cache version of the article:http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:wj6HHj0SIf0J:www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm%3Fid%3Dcheck-your-seed-packets+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-aI just tried it again, and it works. Sometimes I'll post a link directly from the article and I don't test it. Then I hear later that it doesn't work. So I was actually surprised it worked for me just now.Weather Channel reports that Traverse City, MI is forecast to hit 87 today, 42 degrees above normal.I slept with all my windows open last night, and a nice breeze blowing through. One of the benefits of living on the fifth floor near the lake are the breezes. One of the negatives is that from noon to about 9 p.m., it gets downright chilly here because of the lake breeze. Then, the hottest time of the day is in the late evening to about 1 a.m. as the land "exhales" to the lake, and sends all that hot air across all the sun-heated pavement and buildings toward the lake.
Why are all the freak bad weather words inherited from Spanish? Derecho, El Nino?
There's a debate going on right now on a FB page about too many warnings, etc. It brings up a great point. It seems that the closer the storm s get to a metro area (Columbus Dayton Cincy etc), the more the warnings are posted. Yes, there's more people, of course, but I think some of this might lead to a "cry wolf" syndrome. The Mont. County warning Friday night was totally warranted, as a 4 block area around Wilmington Pike in Kettering had cars flattened from trees, and substantial property damage! But for some areas like Cincinnati, the actual storm didn't really get going until it was past the city, and spun up a brief tornado in Clermont County.The "dual polarized" radar at Wilmington should be able to make these events easier to warn on. It's not like they don't have the tools. I hope National Weather Service gets their heads out of the sand and realizes there is a need to address this and quick.