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What is going on with the weather...

Postby backcountry » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:04 am

La nina, el crapo, global warming, climate change, polar tilt, the myan's have come early... All I know is that in my 55 years I have never experienced a winter like this in N Idaho. Just after Christmas we had a thunder and lightening storm roll through that knocked me out of bed-never experienced that in December. Just yesterday it was 52 F. I am experienceing major depressive mode due to the lack of snow. We have some epic terrain around here, but no snow. My guess we will get snow in March and April right in the middle of track season

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Re: What is going on with the weather...................

Postby Dj A-Ron » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:35 am

I've lived in Michigan my entire 33 years and have never seen anything like this either...? It's January and the lakes havnt froze over, it's supposed to be 50 degrees tomorrow and it really hasn't even snowed yet...?! WTF!!!??!?

I work at a power sports dealership and all the snowmobiles are freeking out big time!

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Re: What is going on with the weather...................

Postby edt » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:17 am

Dj A-Ron wrote:It's January and the lakes havnt froze over, it's supposed to be 50 degrees tomorrow and it really hasn't even snowed yet..



I hear you dj a-ron. But let's make lemonade out of lemons, unpack the wetsuits, we hitting the beach tomorrow!

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Re: What is going on with the weather...................

Postby Dj A-Ron » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:28 am

edt wrote:
Dj A-Ron wrote:It's January and the lakes havnt froze over, it's supposed to be 50 degrees tomorrow and it really hasn't even snowed yet..



I hear you dj a-ron. But let's make lemonade out of lemons, unpack the wetsuits, we hitting the beach tomorrow!


I hear ya. Me and my buddy went kiting on new years day! Never done that here in MI. 39 degree air 35 degree water!! It was good though...it got rid of all the shakes and itches..

Going on a two week Hawaii vacation in about 3 weeks...Can't snow kite...may as well go to Maui!! Haha!!!!

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Re: What is going on with the weather...................

Postby edt » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:37 am

Dj A-Ron wrote:Going on a two week Hawaii vacation in about 3 weeks...Can't snow kite...may as well go to Maui!! Haha!!!!


You bastard!

May the wind gods Aeolus, greek god of the winds and Enlil, Sumerian god of air and lift, bless your trip.

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Re: What is going on with the weather...................

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:45 am

loving la nina, all time epic surf last season and this season, waaay more cyclone swells!

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Re: What is going on with the weather...

Postby kdog » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:15 pm

I hear ya backcountry, I also got tired of waiting for the snow so I looked into a kite buggy. There are on-line ideas on how to build. finished mine yesterday and took it for a spin-totally pegged out the adrenalin meter!! Had 20-38 mph winds with a 5m, rolled it 3 times but nothing but a minor bruise- I'm hooked!

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Re: What is going on with the weather...

Postby TheJoe » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:47 pm

I'm loving it! I hate the cold and we had so much wind last year it was unreal. The winter has been crappy for wind but not being cold rules. Only problem was the drought we faced. I used to think La Nina and El Nino where just made up crap because the weather men didn't know what was going on. Now that I'm in a sport that relies on the wind I still think they don't have a clue but can get lucky every once in a while lol.

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Re: What is going on with the weather...

Postby edt » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:31 am

If the water don't freeze we are gonna kite, baby!

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Doug Victor plowing through the ice at the launch on Lake St. Clair.

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Re: What is going on with the weather...

Postby Burness » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:20 pm

In this part of the world, eastern Newfoundland, we are usually covered in snow also. Yesterday was around freezing but a nice 20 knot westerly so the water was the place to be. With the Drysuit technology from companies such as Ocean Rodeo I see no need to have limit yourself to the snow in winter. Any session is better than no session.

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