On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 03:45:27 GMT, "Jim Warman"
>Less than one week ago, I was working outside in shirtsleeves... at work,
>the overhead doors were open and the heaters shut off....
>As I write this, it is 14F (I did the conversion for you folks) with the
>projected low at -3F. We usually have our first snow of the year on
>Hallowe'en... nada, not even a skiff. The few kids we had for Trick Or Treat
>looked strange since the costumes, chosen to wear over snowsuits, hung baggy
>on windbreaker clad youngsters.
>Some tell me they see wild animals with bushy coats... all the deer, coyotes
>and foxes I have seen this fall have been much less than shaggy. This is
>gonna be a weird winter....
The mountains around me range up to 14,162 ft so there is plenty of
the white stuff up there. I have seen snow storms as late as July
close the roads up there.... the same week they got them finally
opened through the park. Of course, I have also seen 18 inches of the
stuff close the roads in the Mojave Dessert when nothing was moving,
and 1 inch close schools in the Florida panhandle.... and 4 feet of
the white in Maine and the roads never closed. It's all in where you
are as to how prepared they are.
In the high Sierras they do the snow measurements to help figure the
water resources for the coming year. Even taking into account the
growth of the trees, the marks the old trappers and miners made on the
trees are a good 20 feet ABOVE present snow levels.
As for the animals... I think they're just screwing with humans. They
get together and figure out how they want to make it look... then they
sit around and cut each other's hair. And the squirrels don't gather
more nuts... they carry the same one back and forth just to fake
people out. Then they hop a passing truck for the south land....
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