Ok Enough Already!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Sandpoint Property Company RB 44094

 

Oh geez, my last blog was about the first snow. Yippee!


Ok, I admit, that was A WHILE BACK.

Being "new" to North Idaho, I was feeling pretty good about the mild winter we'd had so far (that is until the end of January).

I'm dancing around in the office telling everyone I see Pussy Willows already and what a mild winter and how much everyone was a baby complaining when they thought it was "cold".....

THEN February hit!

Snow, snow and more snow. Wind and snow, and then more snow.

Again (being new) I have to ask everyone, is this as bad as it gets? Well, I'm learning!

Everyone says the winters are unpredictable. I guess I had forgotten the weather in Alaska! Yes, winter is always unpredictable. Especially the further north you go it seems.

I'm told "Sometimes the winter season brings on a plethora of snowstorms and frigid temperatures. Sometimes they can be incredibly mild, with only a few sprinklings of snowfall mixed in."

I bought a farmers almanac (whoever the "Farmer" is) to get the scoop.
There's a "Farmers Almanac" and an "Old Farmers Almanac." Is the former his son I wonder?

Although we don't know what winter is like until it’s actually here (and even then it can always change things up on us), The Old Farmers Almanac does a pretty good job of making predictions about what we can expect out of the winter season every year. The forecasts for the 2018-2019 winter:

Annual Weather Summary (Farmers Almanac)
November 2018 to October 2019
"Winter will be warmer and much rainier than normal, with below-normal snowfall (HUH?). The coldest periods will occur in early and late December, early January, and mid- and late February (GOT THAT RIGHT), with the snowiest periods in early January and mid-February. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal (YEAH!) Summer will be warmer and drier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in mid- to late July and early and mid-August. September and October will be warmer and slightly drier than normal. (YEAH)."

Ok, now the excellent news is, its not dark until almost 6:30 compared to 3:30 in December. That's happening fast.

Ok, so longer days, HAS to mean warmer temperatures and less snow (right?).

That's what I thought last week. It got to the mid-'40s. Yippee, winter is officially done!. Then it snowed for two more days.

The other good news is, it melts fast because it is warmer in the daytime now.

The yard is starting to reveal little hidden nuggets from our two Great Danes. We are pretty diligent about picking up after them, but sometimes they freeze into "tirdcicles" before you can pick them up (they melt into the icecap). They were tirdcicles, and now they are mushcicles.

Oh yeah! Summer is around the corner!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

LEONORA PRINCE CCIM this winter has been a bear in our area as well. One of the coldest I ever remember and I've lived in ND and MN all my life. In Minot we were spared yesterdays snow storm and believe it or not 32 degree highs are starting to feel "heavenly".  

Mar 14, 2019 05:35 PM #1
Rainmaker
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LEONORA PRINCE CCIM
The Sandpoint Property Company - Sandpoint, ID
Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates

Summers is on the way. Like giving birth, we'll forget all about it right? Ha! Never given birth, just hoping I forget. Thanks for the comments!

Mar 14, 2019 05:41 PM #2
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Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
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There is something that can't be put into words when the snow melts at the sign of summer coming. Maybe it's just the grass that shoots up from the ground or just knowing that life springs from everywhere. 

Mar 14, 2019 06:25 PM #3
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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The upper midwest has been hit really hard compared to the last 5 years or so

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Tammy Lankford,
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I am really glad that I do live where winter is fairly predictable.  We get cold "snaps" and the occasional dusting of snow.  We've had a handful of ice storms in my half century here and one major snowfall in my lifetime.

Mar 14, 2019 08:28 PM #5
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LEONORA PRINCE CCIM
The Sandpoint Property Company - Sandpoint, ID
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From Hawaii 20 years to here...BUT its worth it. Incredibly beautiful and the people are just unreal. Like going back 40 years in time. Refreshing. I can deal with some snow!

Mar 14, 2019 10:25 PM #6
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Morning Leonora.

High forecast starting Saturday and for the next 10 days after are in the lower to high 60's.  Time to get my clubs out and head to the driving range.  

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Spring is here in Florida and summer is right around the corner, come for a visit.

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