Category Archives: weather

Let’s not talk about the weather

I don’t want to say that I dislike driving in fog, but it’s not exactly my favourite weather. Driving in the fog in Toledo isn’t so bad, but yesterday we had just a tremendous amount of fog all day long, and getting up here to campus proved to be quite difficult. I’m used to driving in the fog in the suburbs and such, where there are always lots of things lit up to help keep me on track. Up here in rural Michigan, though, the…

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Bizarro Weather

I think I can say with certainty that this is the first time I’ve ever made a post on the .org in January with my window open. At the very least it’s the first time I’ve done so when it’s so late at night. We hit about 65 in Toledo today, and even now we’re still at around 61. By point of comparison, the average low we reach in the middle of summer is 60. Normally we don’t open the house up until it gets…

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Should have bought an Auld Lang Syne ringtone

Last night was the first time I can ever remember being under a winter storm warning during the changeover from year to year. In the end we only got some snow out of it, which melted before a new front dumped a few more inches on us this evening, but for a while there I was pondering what might happen if we were to lose power as midnight approached. I soon realized that the best way we’d have to monitor the switch to 2008 would…

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The ice is not so thin

If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the weekend then you’ve probably heard about the ice storms that have affected the northeast over the past few days. Apart from a few car crashes, Toledo doesn’t seem to have been hit that hard. We’ve still got a fair deal of ice everywhere; it’s kind of eerie to look out of my window right now and see the lights from the highway being reflected off of the bare tree limbs and wilting evergreens. However, whenever…

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The White Stuff

Our first snowfall of the year wasn’t too far off-schedule; we normally get our first accumulation sometime in the last third of November, and this year it came this past Saturday. As is my tradition, I play Björk’s Gling-Gló during the first snowfall, partly because I remember buying it on my winter break that year I went to Antioch from a locally-owned music shop, and partly because those of us who grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas will, for better or for worse, always…

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