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post #11 of 43 Old 09-24-2015, 10:01 PM
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My horse is fuzzing up a full month late, so I'm going with the Noah predictions of dryer/milder for CT this year. We're right on the edge of the line, so a slight 50 mile shift and we're screwed.
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post #12 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 12:08 AM
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One of my co-workers is building a house in Pensacola. I told him to make sure he builds a corral out back so we can visit - visions of me riding on the beach. He tells me his house is on a golf course. [sigh] What a waste of perfectly good pasturage!

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post #13 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 03:29 AM
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The winter for my neck of the woods is suppose to be pretty mild, especially for New York! They said the temps will be above average...which would be very nice!
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post #14 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 07:30 AM
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I always snigger to myself about the UK and its weather!

Get two inches of snow and the country comes to a standstill!

Winters here are certainly milder than they use to be. Last, what I would cal 'real' snow where I am living, when there were feet deep drifts was back in the 70s.

No matter what the long range weather forecasters say they get it wrong!

My first riding instructor was the best, looking at berries, leaf changes, where insects were hibernating, she could say what the weather was going to be months ahead.
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post #15 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 10:59 AM
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After a long hot miserable summer, I am so happy to see cooler temps finally here. And, since we don't get much snow here in NC, I always enjoy it when it does snow. Winter is my favorite time of year. I'm so comfortable in thermals, sweats, gloves and down coat. Summer actually makes me ill. Been counting the months off until October since May. Bring it on!!
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post #16 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 12:50 PM
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My mother used to say that the amount of hawthorn berries was a good sign of how bad the winter would be in the UK - I'm thinking it had more to do with how good or bad the summer had been!!!
I'm not a cold weather person at all but when I find myself longing for a mild British winter I think of the mud and stop immediately!!!
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post #17 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 01:05 PM
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Bad Winter signs

20 Signs of a Hard Winter - Farmers' Almanac

Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions - WebEcoist

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post #18 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 03:10 PM
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YOUR NC winter is a perpetual IL Autumn!
Lol, does it count that it got down to zero degrees here a few times last winter?? And I had to shovel a walkway to the barn??
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post #19 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 03:34 PM
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Yes. We have had -5F with a wind chill...December 5th.

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post #20 of 43 Old 09-25-2015, 03:40 PM
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horses hair growth goes by how many hours of daylight.
If it went by Temp, my horses would never get a thick winter coat.
Winter ? I have not worn a coat in years. I would love to wear a coat again.
I am tired of it being hot and dry. Snow.. I used to see that on the mountains .
I hope we have a winter this year. Snow in the mountains but all the forecast say less than normal snow, but we are supposed to get some rain, It will need to be a lot of rain to fill up the aquifer so that we have some irrigation and drinking water. Nevada also needs a lot rain .
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