I am so sick of winter storms

The weather is finally set to break into above 40 degrees Fahrenheit here in New York, and I could not be more excited about that. I'm thoroughly sick of winter storms. We had another big nasty one this weekend. What's it like where you are?

Buck Greene

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The Campfire

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    Buck Greene
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    The weather is finally set to break into above 40 degrees Fahrenheit here in New York, and I could not be more excited about that. I’m thoroughly sick of winter storms. We had another big nasty one this weekend. What’s it like where you are?

  • TJ
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    We are having another pretty poor winter here in Northern AZ. Really need one more good snow storm to keep the ponderosa pines happy until the monsoon rains kick in this summer.

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      Montana's watersheds are low and the snow pack in the mountains isn't where it should be. Another winter storm? Oh yeah, bring it on!! I always hated snow storms that left piles of white everywhere, at least until I was old enough to realize how important they were in the long run. My favorite fishing spots on the Yellowstone are very low…sand bars are turning into small islands. Islands are becoming part of the shore. Backwater areas are dry. I know the danger of floods increases with too much snow, but the danger of more drought is just as bad, if not worse. Flood waters recede, droughts just go on and on.

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    It will be very interesting to see what new weather phases the Spring brings us. I think we've finally had our last snows here, at least major ones — temperatures in the 40s and 50s in the coming week, with some even reaching above that.

    • TJ
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      Growing up in New England I remember some of our biggest snow storms coming in the Spring. Though with the shorter and shorter winters the big Spring storms are probably going to be a rarer occurrence.

      Unlike the NE with its more consistent year round precipitation, in many parts of the West winter snowpack is vital to keeping forests healthy and reservoirs full for all the farmers and city dwellers.

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