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I'm betting that these bitter winds will be wending their way eastward. Right now Spring has sprung, sap is running, and birds are singing. But I know winter is not done with us yet.

I had plans to spend this winter reading, watching movies & recorded shows, and working on sewing projects. Instead I spent it dealing with computer woes. Not a nerd by nature, it was a struggle for me. I learned a lot, but hard to say if the info I gained will be useful down the line, since technology changes faster than the weather.
 

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We woke up to 2" of lovely pure white snow blanketing the garden, the heavy kind of snow that coats all of the tree branches and weighs them down. I am half hoping that it sticks around for a few days, because they are forecasting unusually frigid night time lows of -6C(21F) later this week, and my ranunculas are not going to like that. Some snow would go a long way toward insulating the roots, and protecting the top growth. I did a quick search, and it has been over 50 years since we had a similar low recorded during the month of March. On the flip side they are forecasting daytime highs of 18-20C(64-68F) for ten days from now, which is completely bizarre for mid-March. That would be record breaking warmth, and almost tomato weather. 🍅
 

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We woke up to 2" of lovely pure white snow blanketing the garden, the heavy kind of snow that coats all of the tree branches and weighs them down. I am half hoping that it sticks around for a few days, because they are forecasting unusually frigid night time lows of -6C(21F) later this week, and my ranunculas are not going to like that. Some snow would go a long way toward insulating the roots, and protecting the top growth. I did a quick search, and it has been over 50 years since we had a similar low recorded during the month of March. On the flip side they are forecasting daytime highs of 18-20C(64-68F) for ten days from now, which is completely bizarre for mid-March. That would be record breaking warmth, and almost tomato weather. 🍅
We also have been experiencing record cold temps for March and snow flurries. We have friends who live by Lake Tahoe in CA and they just had a wild snow storm - wind gusts up to 190 at one point! The gusts were mostly around 100 mph! They got 6 feet of snow and had to dig their cars out the next day!
 

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under 10C./46F
"...under" I was just becoming comfortable that 10⁰C equals 50⁰f ! Yes 46 is under 50 — I understand :).

Of course, we know 0⁰C = 32⁰f. And, lucky 21⁰C = 70⁰ ... or, close enuf.

Good Gravy. Why can't the US make the change to metric instead of this  colonial Imperial ?
 

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"...under" I was just becoming comfortable that 10⁰C equals 50⁰f ! Yes 46 is under 50 — I understand :).

Of course, we know 0⁰C = 32⁰f. And, lucky 21⁰C = 70⁰ ... or, close enuf.

Good Gravy. Why can't the US make the change to metric instead of this  colonial Imperial ?
They passed legislation to do so in the 1970s, but never allocated funding for the switch so it never got off the ground. Too late now for my old math-challenged brain. Back in the day it could have become second nature
 

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