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Old August 5th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #41
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I heard speculation that the seasons are pushed forward a month or so because of our funky spring. Has anybody heard similar or have any info to support one way or another? I'm concerned mostly because my wife and I are heading to the UP the first weekend in October(usually the peak for colors) and don't wanna miss all the leaves because it all happened earlier than usual....
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Old August 5th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #42
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I'm giving up on snowmobiling the last winters have sucked overall. It will snow..... then it will melt..... it will snow a little...... then it will melt, southern Michigan sucks balls

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Old August 5th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #43
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the 3 snowiest winters in mi occured in the last 8 years or so. So sick of people talking about the snow in the 70s, look up the records, the 70s werent that bad
still looking forward to winters like we had in the late 70's, the winters we had in the late 70's were awesome! i don't think we have had a winter like we did in the late 70's since the late 70's. the late 70's winters were something i'll never forget.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:19 AM   #44
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I heard speculation that the seasons are pushed forward a month or so because of our funky spring. Has anybody heard similar or have any info to support one way or another? I'm concerned mostly because my wife and I are heading to the UP the first weekend in October(usually the peak for colors) and don't wanna miss all the leaves because it all happened earlier than usual....
My fruit trees would argue that this is not true. I will say it is a spectacular year for fruit and we had a terrific cherry crop and are going to have a terrific apple, pear, and grape crop. But they are all occurring on schedule, not 1 month ahead of schedule.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #45
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My fruit trees would argue that this is not true. I will say it is a spectacular year for fruit and we had a terrific cherry crop and are going to have a terrific apple, pear, and grape crop. But they are all occurring on schedule, not 1 month ahead of schedule.
I hope you're correct! I spent 5 years in the UP so I know the normal schedule, I just didn't know if anybody had input on what's expected this year.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #46
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still looking forward to winters like we had in the late 70's, the winters we had in the late 70's were awesome! i don't think we have had a winter like we did in the late 70's since the late 70's. the late 70's winters were something i'll never forget.
I wasn't born when there were winters like in the late 70's, but my dad told me that he also enjoyed the winters of the late 70's. It sounds like the winters in the late 70's were really cool, and the winters today are nothing like the ones from the late 70's.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #47
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You guys realize that people searching for Farrah Fawcett, Smokey and the Bandit, and Greese from the late 70's are now going to pull up our site, right? Because they are all late 70's icons of the late 70's.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #48
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You guys realize that people searching for Farrah Fawcett, Smokey and the Bandit, and Greese from the late 70's are now going to pull up our site, right? Because they are all late 70's icons of the late 70's.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #49
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #50
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You guys realize that people searching for Farrah Fawcett, Smokey and the Bandit, and Greese from the late 70's are now going to pull up our site, right? Because they are all late 70's icons of the late 70's.
Thats ok, I was born in the late 70's and had a grandparent that pasted away in her late 70's. maybe when I get to my late 70's I will still be wheeling a rig from the late 70's with a 70's ish inch wheel base.

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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #51
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Yep, the winters in the late 70's were much different than the last couple of decades here in the D. With the exception of the New Years blizzard of 2000.

Statistics may say one thing but I know what I dealt with. We had 2 winters of serious blizzards hit the metro area. Accumulations of more than a foot and a half each time. May have been 2 feet.

Another difference is that the snow stayed. It did not melt in a day. We had snow all through the winter in the 60's and 70's. The sledding hills in the area and the ones at Kensington got a lot of use.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #52
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still looking forward to winters like we had in the late 70's, the winters we had in the late 70's were awesome! i don't think we have had a winter like we did in the late 70's since the late 70's. the late 70's winters were something i'll never forget.
I agree. The late 70's had storms that buried cars and drifts 6-10 ft tall. Did I mention it was the late 70's?
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #53
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I heard there was still snow around from the late 70's.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #54
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Here in the east it got really slushy and my trail through my property got too messy to get through so we put them away. There was still good snow pack on the main trails though.

I was over the winter by then. My kid kept driving the RZR up on the snow piles and getting it stuck damn near to the end of May.

Had a landslide off the roof of the garage and you could walk up onto the roof. We had some snow up here.

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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #55
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My fruit trees would argue that this is not true. I will say it is a spectacular year for fruit and we had a terrific cherry crop and are going to have a terrific apple, pear, and grape crop. But they are all occurring on schedule, not 1 month ahead of schedule.
I have never seen so many apples on our trees. Huge crop.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #56
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I hope we have a bad winter (good winter?). I need the overtime to make money. Last year was better then the previous year but still not as good as previous years.

I would like 300+ hours of OT this year. That should pay off some bills.

Last year I was golfing in December, in Lansing.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #57
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Yes multiple things are different this year, that are indicating to the farmers that we are in for an early wet winter.

Need to get my wood pile arranged for winter time.

Going to need it.
Locust started singing here within the last week. Farmers say that means six weeks until the first frost. We are screwed.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #58
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Even I will have a rough time with it trying not to choke on my whiskey while laughing hysterically.




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