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How bad is winter - update?
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I came across an article that ranks each of the 50 states in terms of how nasty the winters are. I can say 2 things about it. 1). I told you Michigan was horrible and 2). At least I don't live in Minnesota.

How bad is it where you live? As I write this it is -5F out there and I might go for a short ride, but maybe not.

The article is below but please be warned that it contains adult language.

www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/states-with-the-worst-winters-worst-us-states-for-winter
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posted 4/17/2018
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Thursday and Friday will be the last of the truly winter weather. The weekend will be milder, almost nice, even! Our local version of 'The Dirty Dozen' ride this Sunday should be under sunshine with a high in the upper 50s with light winds. It will be a sufferfest with about 5500' of climbing in 50 miles, but at least the weather won't contribute to the pain.

Next week should be almost normal for the latter third of April. Things are looking up! Not warm, per se, but I can handle 50s and 60s, especially if there's sunshine - which is GOOD!

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posted 4/17/2018
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and lcolonelsrollin should know as he is a weatherman

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With 30 degree temps and snow flurries, I think Spring may be taking a vacation.
-- posted by Slo_Joe


i think our robins(first sign of spring) packed up their suitcases and moved back south. i have a farm pond about 300 - 500 yards from my house. when it is nice the bull frogs/regular frogs or what ever they are chirp like crazy and i am guessing a mating call. i am not hearing much of them lately.

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I have only heard the "peepers" (i think a form of frog/tree frog )chirp once so far this spring. Wives tale in my neck of the woods is they have to be froze off 3 times then its Spring. So i think it will go from winter to summer overnight if this snow keeps coming . The wind is terrible. And amount of salt on wet roads is not something i want to take my bike out in. Even if i have a older bike i just don't want to ruin it that quick.

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8 days ago it hit 80....5 days ago- snowfall... 3 days ago- flurries all day... Tomorrow 65.... I think Mother Nature moved the calendar, and didn't tell us...

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There is still a little snow on the ground here in Michigan, but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel. If the forecasters are correct, the winter that would not quit, will finally give it up this next week with high temps hovering near 50F, which is still nearly 10 below normal.

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posted 4/21/2018
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It's over. Finally.

That does NOT mean 70s and 80s now into September! It will be cool still - 50s and 60s - from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and New England the rest of April. A little warmth in early May, but nothing resembling heat. That may be quite a ways off.

I'm just hoping to ditch another layer this week. Down to the tights, bibs, long sleeved jersey and long sleeved underarmour shirt underneath. Still have full-fingered gloves, but finally ditched the balaclava and shoe covers today. Hooray!
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