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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by KerryS, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    Another 5 inches over night - looks like I'll be shoveling the driveway again (5th time). Even with settling and some melt still about a foot on the ground. I'll be glad when it starts to melt.

    One thing that I'm finding interesting is the lack of snow in the mountians. A quick check at
    http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/snow/snow.cgi

    Showed that most snow-tel sites are current less than 50% of average. Just one example is Stevens Pass which is currently at 36% of normal.

    Tight lines
    Curt
     
  2. hedburner

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    I'm damn sick of snow. Called in to work this morning to puss out on driveing in this crap. In a few hours think I'll head up to a river and fish for a couple of hours. At least my priorities are straight.
     
  3. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    The Winter From Hell-Day 1. With 2 feet on the ground Sunday morning it snowed all day and all night and is still coming down. I don't know how much is out there right now but snow is forecast every day this week. Our warmest temp in the last week was 10 so this stuff isn't going anywhere for awhile. Some bluegill fishing in a southern swamp sounds pretty good about now. Ive
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Hell I'm in the middle of a heat wave it is +10 this morning. It's been -10 or lower this last week. And I'm like Ive. It's so cold here this snow doesn't even think about going away. Here is doesn't melt away it evorapates away. But it does get cold here.

    When we got this snow last week sometime we got almost 8". Well we have had a few little snow showers since then but nothing like Washington has got.

    I feel that we are protected by the four Mountain Ranges that ring this Valley. The Continental Divide to the South ,the Snow Crest and Ruby Range to the east,the Highland range to the North and the Pioneer Mountains to the west. Dillon sits just about in the Middle of all that. And some of those ranges are pretty high.

    Jim
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Snow forecast off & on all week here, too . . . most accumulation I can recall in 28-years & I'm about out of places to shovel the stuff. As unusually cold as it's been. I don't think it will melt . . . perhaps the piles will recede & erode away. Global warming my eye . . . I fear my 2-week vacation will be spent with shovel in hand & hooking/unhooking my tow strap & winch. The city finally plowed the neighborhood, then left a big pile in the middle of the turnaround . . . I pulled several cars out yesterday. Wish they had left it alone . . . now you need FWD to get in & out. Glad we don't have Seattle hills here. Gotta run . . . told my elderly neighbors I'd make shopping runs for them today. Stay safe.

    jim
     
  6. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    When your twelve weeks old, snow is for playing in.

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    Until the snow starts freezing to some parts of your anatomy, then it's time to go in.

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  7. smc

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    Cute pup Ron. They grow up quick! Here's my "old" hound, she loves the snow.

    Steve
     

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  8. Caveman

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    1 ft of snow on Central Whidbey, Haven't worked for almost a week now.

    ADam
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I'll bet thet Boeing is still up and runing. About all they ever shut down for is a strike and then that don't even shut the doors.

    Jim
     
  10. KerryS

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    That little guy looks like a handful. Cute pup Ron.
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Great-looking pup. It doesn't change when they're nine, either . . .

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  12. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well it finally happened. It's been coming down here most of the day we now have another 2" on top of what was here. This isn't hard to drive in as most of Dillon is as flat as a pancake. So my two wheel drive gets me around in it.

    Now you can all stop your snow dances. I believe that there is enough down on the flats to suit us all.

    Jim
     
  13. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Every year at some point between November and February my neighbor asks if I will take care of his goat while he goes to Tonga "for a few weeks". I say, sure no problem. Every year he returns a few months later.

    Here is Harry the goat a few days ago.
     

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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Does Harry contribute any hair for your fly tying projects?
     
  15. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    We drove to Yakima yesterday- the hardest part of the trip was just getting out of Duvall.
    When we returned home last night, there was a big rig tow truck parked at the top of our driveway, installing chains (exhibit A). He'd been dispatched to extract a Puget Sound Energy truck (exhibit B) that had come down our road and tried to turn around. When I talked to the tow truck driver he was getting ready to leave- said he wasn't going to get stuck trying to get the PSE truck unstuck. 30 yards up the hill the tow truck ended up in the ditch (exhibit C). Both drivers spent the night in their trucks, eating Christmas cookies my kids took to them. This morning at 4 am PSE-issued D9 plowed our road and pulled both trucks out of their overnight spots. The roads to our house are still impassable in anything less than a 4x4 with chains. Had to take my wife on the quad a 1/2 mile to meet her ride to work this morning.
    It's been fun, but enough is enough. Until tonight when we're suppose to get some more.
     

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