Oct 29 2013

Right on schedule

In a typical year around here, we get our first snow some time around Halloween, which will melt away, and then round about Thanksgiving we enter the deep freeze after which nothing thaws until March or April. It looks like a typical start of winter around here this morning.



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  1. 1

    Gee, I didn’t know you had trees in MN. Thought it was all prairie and cornfields.

    Looks cold.

  2. 2
    Lynna, OM

    I’m still waiting for sunrise, which seems to have been cancelled today. Hello, heavy-bellied winter skies.

  3. 3

    There seems to be some weird white stuff on the cars, in the trees, and on some of the ground. Obviously not natural, and probably not terrestrial. I suspect either a defective camera or aliens…

  4. 4
    chigau (違う)

    You know the drill.
    Keep those ears covered.

  5. 5
    PZ Myers

    Chemtrail residue.

  6. 6

    30C/86F here in Bangkok at 9pm. Partly cloudy. No snow, not now, not ever. The only ice here is that in my beer glass.


  7. 7
    Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    You’re a bit behind us. Calgary got hit on Sunday. Significantly more of the white stuff than you’ve got there.

    So many cars in the ditch, I don’t understand it. Last winter wasn’t that long ago, how can you forget how to drive so quickly?

  8. 8

    Clearly this is absolute proof that Global Warming is a liberal fraud. Al Gore is FAT!

  9. 9
    chigau (違う)

    Ice in the beer‽

  10. 10

    Ice in the beer‽

    It’s how USAlienstanis’s disguise what it is they are actually drinking, which has about the same resemblance to beer as a tree branch has to interplanetary spaceflight.

  11. 11

    You’re behind us, the albino brain chiggers have fallen 3 times here since the beginning of October. Blarf.

  12. 12
    The Beautiful Void

    Sean Hannity tried to warn us. If the ACA isn’t stopped, the world will end. Look what us liberals did…

  13. 13
    PZ Myers

    That’s because Dakotans steal most of our snow. We’re actually somewhat drier here than further west.

  14. 14

    That’s because Dakotans steal most of our snow.

    Actually, it’s FEMA that steals the snow. They use it to hide the trains which are going to cart all the Real Americans™®© to the camps when ACA starts operating.

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    That’s because Dakotans steal most of our snow.

    Stealing? I think not. I suspect you Minnesotans of illegal dumping of the stuff.

  16. 16

    Gee, I didn’t know you had trees in MN. Thought it was all prairie and cornfields.

    Jstackpo there are trees. When I lived there we went to this little grove of like 50 trees that in MN they call the Big Woods!

    I’m from New England. That had me rolling with laughter. The Big Woods.

  17. 17

    Hi rorschach! I’ve missed seeing you around lately.

    We had our first hard frost today. There was a frost on Thursday, but I don’t count the ones that go away before any normal person is up in the morning.

  18. 18
    TGAP Dad

    I’m jealous!

  19. 19

    Yeah, I’m jealous too.
    It’s 84 degrees here in Hell, I mean Texas, today.
    I hate hot weather!

  20. 20
    Granny Sue

    So pretty!
    I’m in the hill country so slightly cooler magistramaria, hate hot weather, love snow, just not driving in it.

  21. 21

    North Pole, Alaska here. No snow yet. Rained last night. WooHoo! On behalf of all of us up here (except the Polar Bears), I’d like to thank everyone for their global warming efforts. Every few degrees of warmth is appreciated. An extra trip in your hummer…a bike left at the house (take the hummer instead) and avoidance of carpooling is always welcome.
    Alaskans for Global Warming !

  22. 22

    That’s really manna, PZ, and you need to gather it lest you have a drought. Listen to Moses!

  23. 23

    As my 97 year old mother would say: It’s cold.

    *But then she wears long underwear in July.

  24. 24

    It’s 84 degrees here in Hell, I mean Texas, today.

    Calling 84F / 29C ‘hot’… lulz ensue!

  25. 25
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened


    By my standards (and the rest of SE England’s), that’s boiling.

  26. 26
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    It is sub-zero in Harbin. Therefore not a place I care to spend too much time in. My heart bleeds for you poor non-tropical Pharyngulites.

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