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Liquid Water

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Even with the temperatures back under 32° (F) all day and night again, there is water on one of our trails that hasn’t re-frozen. I can only guess that it might be because there is enough volume moving past that spot toward lower ground. Flowing water is more resistant to freezing.

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It takes a long dry spell in the summer for that spot to completely dry out, so it is no surprise that water is present now. I just find it odd that there isn’t more freezing going on.mondayweather

Walking along on the crunchy snow of the trail, it’s weird to suddenly come upon a splash and a squish on a cold winter day.

I suppose I should get used to it. Seems like this winter we are getting as many rain events as snowfalls. Today’s weather forecast includes chances of rain and snow with a high temperature of 38°.

This ain’t my daddy’s winter weather.

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Written by johnwhays

January 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

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  1. Hi John! It sounds pretty cold to me!! 🙂 I can remember when I was a kid how COLD it used to be! We waited for the lakes/ponds to freeze so we could go ice skating. Can’t say that I miss it…but I wonder if they even freeze enough now to skate on…? Sending good energy ❤

    lorriebowden

    January 30, 2017 at 9:24 am

    • Thank you for your energy, Lorrie. There is enough ice to skate on, but it comes later every year and gets soft frequently when the winter thaws arrive with such prolonged intensity.
      It’s definitely not the same as when we were kids…

      johnwhays

      January 30, 2017 at 9:51 am


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