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Unread 06-18-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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It is difficult to believe from where I sit now that 07-08 was the snowiest winter in decades. I'd forgotten I'd written that. It was true, but this past winter topped it. We lost so many school days due to snow that school doesn't get out until tomorrow. This winter the snow started early, stayed and got heaped up and up. I wish I could upload a photo here. The snow was halfway up the windows of the school.
I like that in Maine every season is different from past seasons.

Each winter is different, each summer is different, ...

I grew up in the central valley of California. The Sierra Nevada mountains are so high that most weather patterns can not lift the moist heavy air up over those mountains. So we get thick clouds, and no sun. The over-cast layer goes up and down, but does not go away. When it comes down onto the ground, we have fog so thick that you can not see the hood of your car. I have driven with the door open so I could watch the yellow lines. They mount reflectors on the lane dividers, so when the fog lifts a tiny bit, you can see the reflection from your headlights, and tell where the lane is.

It is common there to go from October to April without seeing the sky or sun, continous over-cast.

It might hang at 100 feet, or at 1,000 feet, but it stays.

Here in Maine the land is fairly flat. With no high mountains at all. So each weather pattern blows right pass with nothing to hold it, thus we seldom have over-cast skies.

It can be -20, with ice and snow, and a bright sunny day.



I like Maine.

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Unread 06-18-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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It is difficult to believe from where I sit now that 07-08 was the snowiest winter in decades. I'd forgotten I'd written that. It was true, but this past winter topped it. We lost so many school days due to snow that school doesn't get out until tomorrow. This winter the snow started early, stayed and got heaped up and up. I wish I could upload a photo here. The snow was halfway up the windows of the school.
Just why did Al Gore get an Oscar and the Nobel Prize???? Oh yeah Global Warming!!! I guess the debate really ISN'T over yet Al!
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