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…and that should be the end of it…


It snew pretty much all day today, but that’s it. That’s the end of it. It’s a good ten degrees warmer and we’re expecting rain overnight. By Monday, it should be a distant memory.

I hope. That got tiresome after the first couple of days. The wind was from an unusual quarter, so my toasty little workroom wasn’t. I didn’t really have any warm options other than bed and a book. Which is excellent…for a while.

I’ve seen this much snow here before — no more than four inches at any one time, I reckon — but I’ve not seen weather this cold, snowy and windy for the best part of a week before.

Between you and me, one of my biggest fears is that we’re headed for another little ice age. This isn’t how I picture my twilight years.

Good weekend and stay warm, everyone!


Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: March 2, 2018, 11:43 pm

Unfortunately, there is indeed the possibility that we are headed for a significant cooling spell, which may or may not become a little ice age. Damn all that we can do about it.

Comment from AliceH
Time: March 3, 2018, 12:02 am

I wouldn’t mind cooler temps, but I don’t think I could stand hearing all the screeching about how anthropogenic global warming somehow causes increased glaciation and … ad nauseam.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 3, 2018, 2:28 am

Ragnarok and Fimbulwinter and Brexit

Saint Al Gore protect us from the fury of the Northmen and angry eastern block Merkels.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: March 3, 2018, 3:37 am

Ice Age? The ice caps will grow, sea levels will fall, and snow will fall in Rome. Hey, the land bridge between England and France will re-appear and refugees can just walk across the channel. Brexit inverted.

Here in So Cal, it’s been raining and temps are in the low 60s. Yeah, feels like an Ice Age is coming.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 3, 2018, 4:32 am

If the ice caps grow and sea level falls, I’ll have a longer trek from the cabaña to the water. Bummer.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 3, 2018, 10:28 am

Saw videos of some nasty looting in Ireland of all places. Most of them dont look very Irish. They’ll never get deported. I cant imagine living in another country and looting. smh…

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 3, 2018, 7:37 pm

That’s been almost completely unreported by the MSM here, Ric Fan. The amount of censorship by silence in the Media is stunning.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 4, 2018, 2:07 am

@Uncle Badger – as a wiser, and funnier man than I says: “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.”

Stoaty may find this item from the WaPo amusing.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: March 4, 2018, 2:26 am

If we get glaciers I will enjoy seeing Chicago scoured from the earth.

Comment from Joan
Time: March 4, 2018, 3:59 am

I’m a great fan of yours, Stoaty Weasel! Thought of you when I read this thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/969951510078640128.html

Comment from BJM
Time: March 4, 2018, 5:06 am

Naw…that wasn’t a storm…this is a storm.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: March 4, 2018, 3:59 pm

“Oh yeah, our models totally predicted this. No you can’t see them, they’re too sciencey for you to understand.”

— Every Celebrity Talking Head “Climatologist”

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 4, 2018, 8:20 pm

I remember 20 January 1985 here in the Chicago area. Low temp hit 27F below zero (a tad greater than -32C). And the wind chills were greater than -80F (at least as they calculated the numbers back then). Just howling, howling winds all day and night, straight out of the north. Crazy cold. Went out every two hours to run my car for a bit to warm the engine. Otherwise, forget about trying to start it.

I was young and foolish then.

Comment from dissent555
Time: March 4, 2018, 8:21 pm

Oh, and David Ogden Stiers has passed, 75

Comment from drew458
Time: March 4, 2018, 9:26 pm

Off topic: Raising chickens, California style. $20,000 hen houses, super pedigree birds, chickens getting gourmet meals from their own chefs, smartphone apps, climate control, alarm systems, etc.

Pfft, I wish I lived as well as these critters.

Comment from M
Time: March 5, 2018, 2:02 pm

Bring on the ice age. I can’t face another Florida summer. Ugh.

Comment from WarrenY
Time: March 5, 2018, 3:25 pm

AoSHQ posted this link in the Saturday Gardening Thread. You may find some interesting tidbits from 150 years ago about urban poultry farming. (It takes a bit of time to load.)


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 5, 2018, 4:45 pm

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 3, 2018, 7:37 pm
That’s been almost completely unreported by the MSM here, Ric Fan. The amount of censorship by silence in the Media is stunning.

Still trying to understand what happened with that gas explosion in Leicester. They made all these arrests but have yet to report what they actually did. They must have had a court appearance by now. Again, censorsip.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 7, 2018, 10:01 pm

The ‘Ron & ‘Ette/Weasel-Badger crossover is pretty interesting.

A million immigrants into Ireland, what could possibly go wrong?

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