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Farmers' Almanac predicts "piercing cold" for upcoming winter
08-26-2013, 03:54 PM #31
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-26-2013, 03:40 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Of course I don't mind, the more the merrier? (not always, huh chuckle.gif).

I think there's a difference from living rural/semi-rural to city - I live in a city and hubby and I were talking about the lack of bugs here. I wonder if the spray the use to control mosquitos is having a negative effect on other bugs.

No not always rofl.gif

There's no spraying around here, no herbicides or pesticides at all, I wondered if it being my 2nd year with honey bees if that hasn't affected the valley's balance, seems there's more of everything now. The butterflies are crazy this year, swarms of them where before I might see the odd one. Way more bugs too.

I think it might be as UofA Prof Schindler said, that imbalance is the normal and the last 100 years or so has been a period of unusual stability.

You know, I have to research exactly which chemicals they are using here, however they all seem to be in the pyrethrin family, which kills a wide range of insects as per this article.

Quote:One of the products being used is Anvil®. The active ingredient (ai) in Anvil is Sumithrin, a member of the pyrethroid family. It is highly toxic to honey bees, as indicated by its LD50 value. The LD50 is the dose at which 50% of an exposed population is killed. Sumithrin has an LD50 of 0.06743 ug/bee (one ug = 1 millionth of a gram). A second product being used is Scourge®. The active ingredient in Scourge is Resmethrin. It is also a pyrethroid and is highly toxic to bees, with an LD50 of 0.063 ug/bee. Both compounds have very short half-lives in the field.

http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/news/mosquitos.htm
08-26-2013, 05:14 PM #32
Octo Mother Superior
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I just asked my dad about his predictions for the winter, but he hadn't looked into it yet.

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08-26-2013, 05:26 PM #33
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(08-26-2013, 03:09 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:04 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 03:02 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 02:58 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Smolensk, it froze here July 29 gaah.gif
Where? (*-*)

Central British Columbia. The following week it was 35C+ go figure.

Yeah, we've had crazy weather here in Ontario too...hot one week then damn cold the next.
here in michigan also

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08-26-2013, 05:34 PM #34
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-26-2013, 05:14 PM)Octo Wrote:  I just asked my dad about his predictions for the winter, but he hadn't looked into it yet.

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Well, can he be quick about it, I need to know if I need to buy an extra duvet.

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08-26-2013, 06:35 PM #35
Octo Mother Superior
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I'll tell him to hurry. chuckle.gif

I read another prediction by some old man around here who's been doing this for 40 years. He says there won't be any frost anytime soon and most of September will be sunny and warm.

We shall see. 13.gif
08-26-2013, 07:37 PM #36
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As soon as it starts to get hot i'm like hmmm? maybe the colds not so bad after all? and then as soon as it starts to get cold i'm like hmmm? maybe the heats not so bad after all? when in reality extreme cold and extreme heat both suck the life right outta ya by burning and suffocating and freezing and numbing and so the short but sweet early springs and early autumns rule when I can eat and think and breathe and sleep and work without feeling like i'm dying...
08-26-2013, 07:50 PM #37
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Yes I agree. It's perfect here in my opinion right now. Dry air, some 20 - 23 C and sunny. The wind is not cold so it's like a nice indoors conditions only better because it's outside.
08-26-2013, 07:54 PM #38
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(08-26-2013, 07:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I agree. It's perfect here in my opinion right now. Dry air, some 20 - 23 C and sunny. The wind is not cold so it's like a nice indoors conditions only better because it's outside.
So is low seventies normal around there or are you experiencing what seems like an early autumn like we seem to be having around here?

In 2010 for the month of august we had like 21 days of 90's or above...

This august we've had 1...

That aint right but it sure feels good...
08-27-2013, 07:17 AM #39
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(08-26-2013, 07:54 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 07:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I agree. It's perfect here in my opinion right now. Dry air, some 20 - 23 C and sunny. The wind is not cold so it's like a nice indoors conditions only better because it's outside.
So is low seventies normal around there or are you experiencing what seems like an early autumn like we seem to be having around here?

In 2010 for the month of august we had like 21 days of 90's or above...

This august we've had 1...

That aint right but it sure feels good...

The Jet Stream pattern has given the Eastern US cool summers and warm winters the last couple of years. The pattern blocks Gulf stream air and sends Arctic air to Europe.

I believe that they are just rolling the dice. However at Climate4you.com there is a bunch of Global Anomaly charts and it looks like things leveled off in 2003 and are starting to cool.

Thankfully we have enough CO2 in the air that it won't get as cold as the 50s and 60s.
08-27-2013, 09:41 AM #40
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Crap.

The bad winters are pure hell for us skinny guys gaah.gif

Hope the almanac is wrong.
08-27-2013, 02:02 PM #41
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-26-2013, 07:54 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-26-2013, 07:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I agree. It's perfect here in my opinion right now. Dry air, some 20 - 23 C and sunny. The wind is not cold so it's like a nice indoors conditions only better because it's outside.
So is low seventies normal around there or are you experiencing what seems like an early autumn like we seem to be having around here?

In 2010 for the month of august we had like 21 days of 90's or above...

This august we've had 1...

That aint right but it sure feels good...

It's quite normal yes. Some days if the wind comes from the north you can smell autumn in the air but otherwise lovely late summer weather. We have a high pressure parked right on top of us.

Hey Toadie! wave.gif
08-27-2013, 02:38 PM #42
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Yup, it's actually been a very nice summer, that's why I'm wondering what the birds are doing at the feeder so early.

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08-27-2013, 05:15 PM #43
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(08-27-2013, 02:38 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Yup, it's actually been a very nice summer, that's why I'm wondering what the birds are doing at the feeder so early.
Birds and squirrels and rabbits and chipmunks and skunks around here...

And even deer and raccoons and woodchucks and coyote as well...

Instinctively storing up for a brutal long lasting winter?!
08-27-2013, 05:49 PM #44
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gaah.gif I hope not - this is going to be our last winter here if all goes well.

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08-27-2013, 05:54 PM #45
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(08-27-2013, 05:49 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  gaah.gif I hope not - this is going to be our last winter here if all goes well.
Planning on moving down into tropical southern finland?

Just kidding (*--*)

Or perhaps to the united states?

Or maybe europe?



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