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post #1 of 39 Old 02-23-2017, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Done For The Year?

Today, in Hampden, MA., it's 66 degrees. We'll be in the 60's over the next few days, and in the mid-50's next week.

Is that it for snow in 2017? Time to drain the tank on the blower?

Usually, February in New England is bone-chilling. Two years ago we got slammed with snow every few days.

Last year, we were almost snowless. This year, we only had 3 storms of significance.

This heat-wave could, of course, be a ruse by Mother Nature - as she lulls us into complacency.

But, as I walk around in shirt-sleeves today, it's difficult to imagine another round of white stuff.

What about in your area? Does it feel like Old Man Winter has packed his bags?
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We have the same warm weather going on here in Michigan but I'm not fooling myself into thinking winter's over just yet.


At the end of March, maybe...........

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Isn't March supposed to be "In like a mouse, out like a lion"? No one up here thinks winters over, I just bought 3 new shovels, and expect to use them before April.

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Today, in Hampden, MA., it's 66 degrees. We'll be in the 60's over the next few days, and in the mid-50's next week.

Is that it for snow in 2017? Time to drain the tank on the blower?
Don't bet on it. It's been in the 50s and low 60s here in my area of Utah and I just used my blower this morning with more snow forecast for next Mon and Tues.
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Still too early to call it..
Winter is only 75% over, still more than a month to go.

If it was this warm for 7 days at the end of March, then I would say "over"..but there is often a warm spell in January or February..I predict that winter isnt finished yet.

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Isn't March supposed to be "In like a mouse, out like a lion"?
Nope. It's "in like a lion, out like a lamb".
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We never even got started for the year. Maybe 1" total snowfall.

Winter is over here. It was 80° today. Was mid-70s yesterday and will be again tomorrow.

The new Ariens will still be new next winter.

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Today it's 70 in NJ, next week in the 49s and 50s. Watching TV, said for the month of January and February we are running 3.6 degrees warmer than normal! IMO winter is over because of the warmth but ......

In Central NJ we had two 4" snows. Normal where I live is 1-5 snows of 1"-8" and every couple years 12"-25".
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Here in Connecticut USA we can get some pretty good-sized storms in March and even into April. With the warm air to the south and cold air to the north sometimes we can get some pretty explosive collisions. I don't consider it over until Mid April.
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Personally, I don't put anything away until May.
I wouldn't be surprised with significant storms in March or early April.
Remember the famous April 1 blizzard?

To quote a famous person.
“If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.”
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