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Re: Early Spring

Postby MountainNut » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:05 pm

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Re: Early Spring

Postby Sierra Lady » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:28 pm

:lol: http://earthsky.org/earth/groundhog-day ... awney-phil

According to groundhog.org, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 100 out of 116 times. Back in the late 1800s, there was a lull in activity regarding the groundhog’s schedule where there was no report. By 1900, the tradition officially began and we’ve been wondering since then if this lovely creature will see his shadow. Last year, Punxsutawney Phil did a horrible job “forecasting” our pattern when he did see his shadow, thus giving us “six more weeks of winter.” In reality, that never occurred as the contiguous United States had its fourth warmest winter on record. In fact, February 2012 provided the contiguous U.S. widespread warmer-than-average temperatures with twenty-seven states in the Northern Plains, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast having winter temperatures ranked among their ten warmest. The official website of this friendly groundhog states that Punxsutawney Phil has predictions that are accurate “100% of the time, of course!” However, I guess we will ignore last year’s failure and pretend it never happened!

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Re: Early Spring

Postby Washoe Zephyr » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:26 pm

a wannabe groundhog?

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Pika says "it's a Marmot"
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Re: Early Spring

Postby 2NAKLLR » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:53 pm

OK, isn't a groundhog a woodchuck?
And isn't a marmot a rockchuck?

So, there should be some marmot out there better suited for predicting CA Spring than P Phil.
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Sierra Lady » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:37 pm

^ Heh...there is...it's Ollie!!! :D

From the 2/1/13 Dweeb report:

I guess “Ollie” the west coast Marmot will most definetly [spelling error Howard's :roll: ] see his shadow Saturday at Sunrise…so bring on the 6 more weeks of Winter! Actually the Dweebs feel that last 1/3 of Winter, IE March could be quite the wet month if the MJO takes up residence in Phase 1 of the Rimm chart the end of the month.
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Photoho » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:08 pm

ALLAN !!!!!
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Re: Early Spring

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:29 pm

Photoho wrote:ALLAN !!!!!
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It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Early Spring

Postby windyscotty » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:59 pm

You know, if I ran out of food in the backcountry, I just might want to...

I would let the dog take care of the dirty work. I hear them Pika and Marmots are darn tasty in a pinch. Makes a nice little hat, too.

It's a good thing they are slow.
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Re: Early Spring

Postby windyscotty » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:40 pm

What do you think now?

I do not know what to think, because I am seeing trees bloom out down here in Bishop much earlier than previous years.

That means that the fruit trees could be susceptible to getting nipped in the bud.

If it is just the warmer climate, then there shouldn't be any problem.

I have seen a freeze come late in Spring before that killed the leaves on the trees, and they had to grow back.

As far as conditions go it is hot and dry, really dry. No wildflowers and nothing growing out in the desert. That could all change with just one hard rain. If not, it will be normal for the "land of little rain."

Not normal, however, for the Bishop mountains. That means drought and the ground water pumps will have to make up the difference this summer. It is a scary prospect.
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Washoe Zephyr » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:07 pm

I have spotted the first blooming Dogwood on the Western slope of the Sierra( 3,000 ft)
On this side they always say " it isn't spring till there is snow on the Dogwoods"

so here ya go.........(one of my facilities along a raw water canal)
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Doggy :nod:

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Re: Early Spring

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:43 pm

I love seeing the Dogwoods in bloom - looks like a beautiful spot!
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Sierra Lady » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:14 pm

So pretty! :f:
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Spirit Tree » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:41 pm

WZ - Sehr schon! :clap:
Looks like it smells good there as well.....
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Re: Early Spring

Postby Washoe Zephyr » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:29 pm

Danke mein schatz. Ich liebe "Hundwald" (made up german word for Dogwoods).
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