Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Ice Age cometh


Hey, remember the good old days of global warming?  Mild winters and all that.  Yes indeed.  

Anyway, I thought you folks from more mild climates might enjoy an update.  This is what Wappelville looked like when we got back on December 29th.


Fast forward to an hour ago, when I was out shoveling.

Mission #1 was to knock the 3 foot high snow drift off of the awning without burying myself in snow.  I sort of accomplished that.  Drift mostly gone, but the wind dumped half of it on me.


Look to the East.


And to the West.


This area was once an inland tropical sea.  Then it was buried under miles of ice.  It should return to that state by Tuesday.  I will soon become like the Trilobite fossils that I used to dig up from Thornton Quarry...


12 comments:

  1. Brrrr... looks chilly! We're heading into mid summer here, but we've had a lot rain too :-( Still waiting for summer proper to arrive!

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    1. Running out of places to put the snow!

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  2. Yea its -9F up here in Lacrosse, WI right now, with a forecasted high of -12F tomorrow, we'll be sending that your way, hopefully quickly. Enjoy .

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    1. With all the wind down here, I will be out there shoveling snow several times...

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    2. Bundle up, its only -21F this morning. :-(

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  3. Good luck fending off the snow! Things here in Pittsburgh, PA are not too bad.

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  4. Good luck James, from a drizzly and mild England. You guys stay safe out there and keep out of trouble!

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  5. It was in the 70s here last week. Guess that is proof global warming is real. But then now we're getting extremely low temps tomorrow, meaning that global warming will then be false. Then on Wednesday the temperature is supposed to go back up to the 50s or something, so global warming will them be real again. This is so confusing!

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    1. Wild temp swings have always happened around here. it has dropped 60 degrees in just hours...

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  6. You used to dig up Trilobites?
    They lie for the picking in the US? Whow...

    I once found one (when I was 16) on the sea bed in southern France.
    It measures 20 centimeters, and is now reclining on one of the book shelves.
    Quite a bit of rock still attached to it...

    Still a nice 13° Centigrade here in Belgium :-)

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