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Old 09-27-19, 09:21 PM
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Early Winters is a good name.

I just saw the Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness forecast for this weekend: temps in the upper 20s F, sustained winds in the mid 20s mph, and over a foot of snow.
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Southern California this weekend: 20% chance of spotty rain on Saturday morning (didn't happen in my area) , followed by a partly sunny afternoon with highs in the 70s. Sunday will be sunny with highs around 70, possibly some light winds of 5-10 mph, with gusting up to 20 mph in the late afternoon/early evening.
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Enjoy yourself.
Thanks! Doctor said I'll be able to enjoy myself in 10 weeks. 🤕
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Southern California this weekend: 20% chance of spotty rain on Saturday morning (didn't happen in my area) , followed by a partly sunny afternoon with highs in the 70s. Sunday will be sunny with highs around 70, possibly some light winds of 5-10 mph, with gusting up to 20 mph in the late afternoon/early evening.
I'm sorry. I don't know how you deal with a lack of snow and seasons. The maples and brush are yellow and red like fire. I've already brought the cashmere out - this time of year is so soft and cozy. In a week or two it will be time for the larches to turn gold in the sun and snow. And then the skis come out. ⛷️🏂
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89 and small chance of thundershowers today...

In Columbus, OH?
Looks like we're skipping autumn again. Leaves can't change color if they're already crispy.
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Thanks! Doctor said I'll be able to enjoy myself in 10 weeks. 🤕
It won't last long.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Southern California this weekend: 20% chance of spotty rain on Saturday morning (didn't happen in my area) , followed by a partly sunny afternoon with highs in the 70s. Sunday will be sunny with highs around 70, possibly some light winds of 5-10 mph, with gusting up to 20 mph in the late afternoon/early evening.
It's 60 right now here in SoCal. It might hit 70 but I like to get out before any wind picks up. I'm going to have to dig out some cold riding gear.
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I'm sorry. I don't know how you deal with a lack of snow and seasons. The maples and brush are yellow and red like fire. I've already brought the cashmere out - this time of year is so soft and cozy. In a week or two it will be time for the larches to turn gold in the sun and snow. And then the skis come out. ⛷️��
You get used to it here on the Gulf Coast. Especially if you grew up down here. No hills or mountains either.

If it wasn't for Christmas themed holiday TV and movies, we'd be hard pressed to know the seasons had changed at all.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I'm sorry. I don't know how you deal with a lack of snow and seasons. The maples and brush are yellow and red like fire. I've already brought the cashmere out - this time of year is so soft and cozy. In a week or two it will be time for the larches to turn gold in the sun and snow. And then the skis come out. ⛷️🏂
Agreed, I really like 4 full seasons. Always thinking of a song tie-in to every thread I remembered Seasons in the Sun. Never really noticed how sad it was
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Old 09-30-19, 10:34 AM
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It was 43F at sea level this morning when I got up.

Little bit of fall color.

Larix lyalli below the Early Winters Spires.



Larix occidentalis





Spent meadow grasses.

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90 in Philly on Wednesday. It was in the 80s this weekend. But I did see reports of lots of early snow out west. Yesterday afternoon it was 34 and snowing in Missoula.

Current view of Logan Pass (about 6,700') in Glacier National Park:

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Outdoor growers won't think so. We just did miss 32 deg by a degree over here in the inland.
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From a wedding in the North Cascades this weekend. Brrr!

Edit: Oops, these are from last weekend, at the end of September, not the one that just passed.





Obviously the Heather/Maple Pass loop.

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It froze last night out here in the inland Washington state by the Idaho border. If you had anything growing outside that you'd planned to harvest around just before Halloween then it was cold enough to freeze it last night after a couple near missed nights last week.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post

Love the contrast. Here the cool of fall has caused the grass to flourish and become emerald while our fields have become golden yellow. This weekend we hit below freezing, but thankfully we will miss the snowmagedan just to the north.

It only gets insane cold here in late January so there's still time to acclimate.
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I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
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Early winters is a good name
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I just saw the Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness forecast for this weekend: temps in the upper 20s F, sustained winds in the mid 20s mph, and over a foot of snow.
Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
It's 60 right now here in SoCal. It might hit 70 but I like to get out before any wind picks up. I'm going to have to dig out some cold riding gear.
I have previously posted,
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I think these lame winter cycling threads really “jump the shark,” when the California and Florida cyclists chime in.
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I keep saying “no mas” to replying to this thread, but winter commuting is a favorite subject.

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This isn't a bike commuting thread. This is a joy at the progression of the seasons thread. Winter is when the mountains put on their finest white, the sky takes on a pastel hue at sunset, we bring out our soft and cozy clothes, and our skis.
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It's 60 right now here in SoCal. It might hit 70 but I like to get out before any wind picks up. I'm going to have to dig out some cold riding gear. ,
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I think these lame winter cycling threads really “jump the shark,” when the California and Florida cyclists chime in.
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I keep saying “no mas” to replying to this thread, but winter commuting is a favorite subject.
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@Jim from Boston

This isn't a bike commuting thread. This is a joy at the progression of the seasons thread. Winter is when the mountains put on their finest white, the sky takes on a pastel hue at sunset, we bring out our soft and cozy clothes, and our skis.
Thanks for the lyrical reply especially about the pastel skies, but as a cyclist reading a bicycling Forum, I was tweaking a California cyclist who needed cold weather gear to ride in the 60's.

And as a lifestyle cyclist, my main, if nearly only enjoyment of the weather of the season is the cycle commute; but I don’t ride for pleasure otherwise during that time of the year. I recently prosaically posted about the current transition on the Winter Cycling Forum, ”Winter is right around the corner”



BTW. I just noted your cryptic reply on this thread,
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Thanks! Doctor said I'll be able to enjoy myself in 10 weeks. ��
without an antecedent reference, so not to be nosy, let me be the first on this thread to offer my off-topic condolence.

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I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
Did his horse Wildfire bust down his stall and get lost in a blizzard?
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It froze last night out here in the inland Washington state by the Idaho border. If you had anything growing outside that you'd planned to harvest around just before Halloween then it was cold enough to freeze it last night after a couple near missed nights last week.
Our potato and onion farmers were in a big hurry too and unfortunately one farm owner was killed when his worker didn't see him behind the onion harvester and turned it on I went to school with his kids I think.
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