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  1. #5881
    Just lost another reply here. This is getting OLD!

    I won't try to rewrite it. I'm too disgusted by a podcast that wastes my time. And by the ignorance of someone who says one shouldn't eat a parasitic plant that takes it's life force from another plant, but I'll bet she like mushrooms on her pizza and sautéed in the pan drippings with her filet mignon! And while she takes her life force from plants and animals all the time, as that is the nature of the life cycle.

    (P.S. Dodder is a parasitic plant!)

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    Maybe I need to order more #10 cans of potatoes, we really don't eat much in the way of potatoes anyway.

    Judy

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    Still no updates from Felix at Ice Age Now, I'm really surprised!

    Here's a new podcast from the Oppenheimer Ranch Project (for those with sensitive ears, he gets loud and colorful)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WJpFLGw17c

    Unprecedented Blizzard Unfolding - 800,000 Brace For The Longest Power Shutoff EVER - Crop Disaster
    7,608 views•Premiered 11 hours ago

    Run time is 40:10

    Snowstorm to unload up to 2 feet of snow, lash north-central US with blizzard conditions http://bit.ly/2Mp8EXd
    Nearly 800,000 PG&E Customers Brace for Largest Power Shut-Off Ever http://bit.ly/2Ow0wXx
    Why Early Winter Storms Are Disastrous for Farmers http://bit.ly/2pVO3C5
    A snowstorm will wallop central USA this week, plunging temps as much as 60 degrees in one day http://bit.ly/31XCA32
    GFS Model Total Snowfall http://bit.ly/2MtLBKE
    How common are Winter Storm Warnings in KELOLAND during the month of October? http://bit.ly/33k9LhH
    High impact storm threatens Thanksgiving with 40+cm of snow, blizzard conditions http://bit.ly/2VpobdD
    USDA issue disaster designations after rainy spring delays corn and soybeans http://bit.ly/2OwuP0g
    Worldwide Volcano News and Updates: http://bit.ly/2v9JJhO
    News from Ubinas volcano http://bit.ly/2IAo4GW
    Ecuador unrest: Protests erupt for 6th day over fuel subsidy cuts http://bit.ly/2ntny67
    Violent protests in Ecuador force government to move http://bit.ly/2AXnMFG
    The last mam*moths died on a re*mote is*land http://bit.ly/2nyBvQq
    Can future earth temperatures be calculated? http://bit.ly/2LZafnt
    March against Monsanto 2014 philadelphia http://bit.ly/2M09quC
    Hurricane Dorian Spilled More Than a Million Gallons of Oil in the Bahamas http://bit.ly/2M1txJ4
    NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds an Ancient Oasis on Mars https://go.nasa.gov/321b9p0
    New Law Requires You To Listen To Greta Thunberg Lecture Before Purchasing Gasoline http://bit.ly/2ARIruS
    Residents across CA report seeing bright light in sky from Sacramento to San Diego http://bit.ly/31YQ4vD
    ...and more



  4. #5884
    I might have to massage my ears and listen to Ol' Gilbert this time. Hope I can last it out..40 minutes is a long time to suffer!

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    Me, too, I'm holding out for a little longer so I can digest my lunch first :-)

  6. #5886
    In spite of many breaks, I finally finished listening to this 40 minute podcast.

    It was very painful. Especially considering that I heard very little that I hadn't already heard elsewhere.
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    Weep for me...the guy who said he'd be out today, to start repairing the chicken pen, has so far not showed up.

    I am so tired of people not keeping their word! They don't even call to say they can't make it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinhouse View Post
    In spite of many breaks, I finally finished listening to this 40 minute podcast.

    It was very painful. Especially considering that I heard very little that I hadn't already heard elsewhere.
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    Weep for me...the guy who said he'd be out today, to start repairing the chicken pen, has so far not showed up.

    I am so tired of people not keeping their word! They don't even call to say they can't make it!




    NO!! He has to show up or call! There's still a few days before the projected chicken meet up, right? Let's hope it works out!!

  8. #5888
    Wonder of wonders! I went out to hose down the parts of the sidewalk my sister weeded for me and the guy was out there and already working! He'd been here for nearly an hour. Must have shown up right after my sister left. He seems to know what he's doing, so I'm going to stay indoors. Since I'm used to doing things myself, I shouldn't be out there fussing when he does things differently.

    He has replaced the broken 2 x 4 an dis stretching the chicken wire back on now. I found a new box of poultry wire staples so he doesn't need to use the old ones. Don't know what he intends to get done today and I hope it's enough that it can be finished up tomorrow. It HAS to be finished tomorrow, since it's supposed to rain a lot Friday.

    I will call the chicken lady tonight and tell her I can take the chickens Saturday morning. But if she'd like to keep thm in her warmer shed place until we are past the weekend chill, I can always get them the first of next week. As long as I know I'll be getting them for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinhouse View Post
    Wonder of wonders! I went out to hose down the parts of the sidewalk my sister weeded for me and the guy was out there and already working! He'd been here for nearly an hour. Must have shown up right after my sister left. He seems to know what he's doing, so I'm going to stay indoors. Since I'm used to doing things myself, I shouldn't be out there fussing when he does things differently.

    He has replaced the broken 2 x 4 an dis stretching the chicken wire back on now. I found a new box of poultry wire staples so he doesn't need to use the old ones. Don't know what he intends to get done today and I hope it's enough that it can be finished up tomorrow. It HAS to be finished tomorrow, since it's supposed to rain a lot Friday.

    I will call the chicken lady tonight and tell her I can take the chickens Saturday morning. But if she'd like to keep thm in her warmer shed place until we are past the weekend chill, I can always get them the first of next week. As long as I know I'll be getting them for sure.
    Wow, that's EXCELLENT!! Sounds like a great plan, either way. It looks like you're really going to get them, and everyone here is on your side cheerleading :-)

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    Update on the winter storm from weather.com. If you don't see the graphics showing up with the article, please go to the website:

    https://weather.com/forecast/nationa...tober-forecast

    Major Rockies Snowstorm May Set October Records in Parts of the Northern Plains
    By weather.com meteorologists2 hours ago weather.com

    (video - 02:58 minutes)

    At a Glance

    The most expansive snowstorm of the season, so far, will blanket the Rockies and Plains.

    Accumulating snow will occur from eastern Washington and Montana to Colorado, the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

    Parts of the Dakotas could pick up over a foot of snow.

    Strong winds and heavy, wet snow could produce damage to trees and power outages.

    Locations such as Denver and Minneapolis may see their first snow of the season.

    A major October snowstorm will continue to spread from the Rockies to the northern Plains through late this week with heavy snow and wind, and also blanket locations including the Denver metro with its first snow of the season.

    The Weather Channel has named this Winter Storm Aubrey.

    Happening Now

    Snow from this early-season storm continues to blanket parts of Montana, Idaho and northwest Wyoming.

    (see pic)

    An observer just southwest of Helena, Montana, reported 18 inches of snow through mid-afternoon Wednesday. In south-central Montana, an observer at Lockwood reported 10 inches through Wednesday morning.

    Blowing and drifting snow was reported in parts of northern Idaho and western Montana. Whiteout conditions near Leadore, Idaho, Wednesday morning led to several vehicle slideoffs, according to a report received by the National Weather Service (NWS).

    A 29-mile stretch of Interstate 15 in northeast Idaho was closed in both directions midday Wednesday due to blowing snow, according to the Idaho Transportation Department .

    Spokane, Washington, picked up 3.3 inches of snow late Tuesday. That ties as the city's second-snowiest October day in records dating to 1893.

    Power outages and broken trees limbs have been reported because of the heavy, wet snow in the Spokane area as well as in adjacent parts of northern Idaho, according to the NWS. More than 30,000 Avista Utilities customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho were without power as of Wednesday morning.



    The NWS has posted winter storm watches and warnings in Montana, Wyoming, western and central South Dakota, northwest Nebraska, North Dakota and northwest Minnesota due to the threat of heavy snow in these areas.

    Winter weather advisories are in place across the northern Colorado mountains and the adjacent Front Range, including Denver, for lighter snow amounts that could still cause travel problems.

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    Forecast Timing

    Snowfall on Wednesday will spread from the northern Rockies toward the northern High Plains of the western Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.

    (see pic)

    The snow will then spread farther south and eastward by Thursday into Colorado, Nebraska and most of the rest of the Dakotas.

    This includes Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, where temperatures will plunge from the low 70s and low 80s Wednesday into the 20s and 30s Thursday.

    (see pic)

    By Friday, strong low pressure will wrap up near the Canadian border with northern Minnesota, with wind-driven snow in the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota.

    This combination of snow and wind could linger into Saturday or even Sunday from parts of Dakotas into Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan's upper Peninsula.

    (see pic)

    How Much Snow

    Many areas from the northern Rockies and northern High Plains into the northern Plains are likely to pick up at least 6 inches of snow.

    Over a foot of heavy, wet snow could occur in parts of the Dakotas or far northwest Minnesota. The exact placement and amounts of the heaviest snow in the northern Plains remain somewhat uncertain, dependent on the exact track of the strong surface low. The uncertainty is particularly high over the Red River Valley of the North, and also over parts of central North Dakota.

    Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, could both receive a few inches of snow – their first of the season – but heavier totals are likely just west and northwest of those immediate metro areas.

    (see pic)

    Some lighter accumulations of wet snow, mainly on grassy areas, can't be ruled out as far south as western Kansas, northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities.

    Typically, the season's first snow accumulates mainly on grassy areas, vehicle tops and roofs due to warm ground. However, these heavier accumulations will eventually lead to snow-covered roads and treacherous travel in the areas where heavy snow is forecast. There will also be reduced visibilities, at times, especially in rural, outlying areas.

    (MORE: Here's How Early in Fall It Has Snowed in Your City)

    The combination of strong winds, wet snow, and trees still with leaves may lead to some downed trees or tree limbs and power outages in the northern Plains, and along the Colorado Front Range corridor from Colorado Springs to Denver and northward.

    (see pic)

    As the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota, noted, this northern Plains snowstorm will occur exactly one year after a somewhat similar storm dumped over a foot of snow in parts of eastern North Dakota in mid-October 2018.

    This snowstorm has the potential to set October snowfall records in parts of the northern Plains. The following are the current three-day October snowstorm records that could be in jeopardy:

    -Bismarck, North Dakota: 16 inches (Oct. 28-30, 1991)
    -Fargo, North Dakota: 8.1 inches (Oct. 29-31, 1951)
    -Grand Forks, North Dakota: 10.9 inches (Oct. 24-25, 2001)
    -Jamestown, North Dakota: 4.9 inches (Oct. 29-31, 1951)
    -Aberdeen, South Dakota: 16 inches (Oct. 21, 1906)
    -Pierre, South Dakota: 7.2 inches (Oct. 30-31, 1943)

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    today was supposed to be 70° and sunny..it only made it up to 62° and right now is pouring rain..the ground is so saturated, good grief.

    I am thrilled you are getting the chicken house fixed finally Martinhouse!

  12. #5892
    Flame, I'm pretty happy, too. Right now he is emptying a huge wheelbarrow full of what he raked up inside of the pen. I hate to see it dumped, as it's probably the richest soil on my property, but I can't handle sifting it clean and do not expect anyone else to. A year from now I'll have more, though. Not sure how much more he intends to do tonight, and won't really know until he decides he needs to leave.

    I didn't even intend to rake it, but he insisted that all those little rocks and all those turkey bones just had to go and the floor needed to be leveled a bit.

    The roof tarp is in really bad shape and I think another time I will have him help me put my last big piece of this tarp up there...just cover over the bad stuff. It is old truckers tarp and is rather stiff, but the next sunny day should make it pliable enough to put in place.

    Still need to make the T-poles to keep the roof from sagging, put them in place, and then put the concrete blocks all around the inside perimeter. Don't think there's time for all this before dark, but it will be done tomorrow for sure.

    It's happening!!!!!

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    Yay Martinhouse!!

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    It's mostly done but it got too dark to see any more. My sister and I hope to finish up tomorrow. Not sure I'll be able to move tomorrow, though. I really overdid today, plus I breathed some dust and just have to hope it will clear up by bedtime. I really do like breathing.

    I was too busy to even eat anything today, and now I'm too tired to feel hungry. I'll have a snack if/when my lungs clear up some.

    Mosquitoes were horrible. Clouds of them! If I was sensitive to them, my hands and forearms would look like big giant raspberries. I sure hope the little bit of itching is gone by morning!

    I'm pretty sure that I'm happy about the whole thing, but I'll know for certain after a good night's sleep. I am going to drink lots of water this evening, cuz if I sleep straight through without moving at all, I probably wouldn't be able to get out of bed in the morning. (See how good I am at planning ahead?) (: (:

  15. #5895
    Ice Age Farmer put up a new podcast this evening. It's about the PG & E power cuts. Not very long, 12:27 minutes.

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    is it this one Martinhouse?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6JrX7sSjVUI

  17. #5897
    Yes, that's it! It was pretty interesting.

    TxGal will probably lay it out here tomorrow morning , but thanks for posting that link. Makes it easy for anyone who might want to listen right now.

  18. #5898
    Robert finally posted! It's been since Sunday and I'm glad to see he's okay.

    iceagenow.info

  19. #5899
    Carol, I'm so happy things are working out for you with the chickens. Maybe you've found a new helper for occasional big jobs who can actually be counted on, too?

    Summerthyme

  20. #5900
    Summerthyme, he is the guy who mows for me. He doesn't do the neatest work and doesn't have any common sense about a lot of stuff, but he's no slacker, and seems nowadays that's a rare thing.

    I paid him a fair amount extra for what he did today and told him I was glad he didn't argue because I was prepared to get ugly about it. That made him laugh. So he went home extremely tired and grubby, but in a good mood. As he left I told him that as soon as he got in range of a cell tower, call ahead to his kids and tell them that if they'd used up all the hot water they were in big trouble. That tickled him, too.

    I'm pretty sure my sister and I can finish things up out there tomorrow. I'm getting anxious to get my little birds, If the lady hasn't sold any of them I should be getting at least a dozen hens and the rooster.

    He asked why I was putting the blocks around the inside of the pen walls and I said because they can dig deep enough to squeeze under the chicken wire. He said I was building a little concentration camp so I told him I was preventing any tunneling and therefore I'd best name my rooster Hogan. So this whole big effort will be my personal episode of what I will call Hogan's Heroines.

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    https://www.iceagenow.info/record-sn...locks-streets/

    Record snowfall in Spokane knocks out power, blocks streets
    October 9, 2019 by Robert

    9 Oct 2019 – Surprise October snow storm cuts power to more than 36,000 and forces Spokane Public Schools to declare a snow day.

    The National Weather Service reported that 3.3 inches of snow fell at the Spokane International Airport, breaking the daily snowfall record for Oct. 8. The previous record for the day was only a trace in 1981.

    In addition to being the snowiest October 8 on record, Tuesday’s official snowfall likely will make it the second snowiest October day on record.

    At the height of the storm, a steady crackle of snapping trees burdened with heavy snow echoed across neighborhoods, sometimes accompanied by a flash of light when a branch took out a power line.

    At 2:45 a.m. Grand Boulevard appeared impassable with branches covering the street for many blocks.

    Spokane police reported that numerous streets were blocked by branches and many traffic lights out.


    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...ut-power-creat es-mes/

    Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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    Ice Age Farmer has a new podcast out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JrX7sSjVUI

    PG&E Shutdown Day One: Shots Fired, Curfew Enacted, Police Out In Force!

    Run time is 12:26

    Day One of PG&E's power cuts, and already shots are allegedly fired at PG&E trucks, eggings, and police are bolstering numbers as cities enact CURFEWS in a bid to "prevent opportunities for crimes." Gas stations are not pumping. And PG&E's website...is still broken. Christian shares some footage and analysis.


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    Please go to the link for pics/vid:

    https://electroverse.net/surprise-oc...uries-spokane/

    Surprise, Record-Breaking October Snowstorm buries Spokane
    October 10, 2019 Cap Allon

    Anomalously cold temps will continue to ravage Spokane this week with residents still suffering from the power outages brought about by Tuesday’s surprise October snowstorm.

    Trees hadn’t even had the chance to show off their fall colors, before Tuesday’s surprise snow arrived snapping branches in the middle of the night, cutting power to tens of thousands of homes and forcing Spokane Public Schools to declare a snow day, reports the spokesman.com.

    The damage reminded Gene Cory, who’s lived in the area for 33 years, of the aftermath of Spokane’s ice storm of 1996 (solar minimum of cycle 22).

    “The [1996] ice storm wasn’t this bad, the damage at least,” Cory said while clearing branches on Manito Boulevard with several neighbors. “It brought a lot of trees down, but nothing like this.”

    Checking with the record books, the 3.3 inches (8.4 cm) of snow that accumulated at the Spokane International Airport on Tuesday, October 8th will go down as a new all-time daily record, busting the previous one of a trace from back in 1981.

    Tuesday also marked the city’s second snowiest October day ever — beaten only by the 5.9 inches (15 cm) which fell back in 1957.

    PIC

    Avista Utilities reported that more than 32,000 customers were without power by the early hours of Wednesday. The company said it had 40 teams working to repair power lines and clear tree branches, though admitted it could still take an extra two-or-more days to restore power for some customers.

    Spokane Fire Chief, Brian Schaeffer said his department received 120 calls as the snow began snapping branches. Three teams of firefighters worked overnight to clear debris from emergency routes.

    PIC

    The city’s snow plow fleet isn’t usually prepared until late October, but crews were readied earlier this year following the historic early season snow which hit at the end of September.

    In the 35 years Stoddard Hodgson has lived in Spokane, he’s never seen so much snow this early, he said, while helping neighbors clear branches.

    “It was like 55 degrees last night. Who expected snow?” Hodgson said. “It’s a freak of nature.”

    It’s the Grand Solar Minimum, Hodgson.

    And surprise snow was reported elsewhere through Tuesday, too.

    4 inches (10.1 cm) fell on Snoqualmie Pass, 6 inches (15.2 cm) at Mount Baker, and 11 inches (28 cm) on Stevens Pass, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

    PIC


    And there’s more of the same to come.

    The GFS is picking up on some truly historic totals.

    Regions WILL be buried this weekend.

    A myriad of all time cold records WILL fall.

    And already-delayed harvests WILL be further negatively impacted, with grain futures surpassing two-month highs this week as a result of what’s about to hit:

    PIC

    GFS TOTAL SNOWFALL (inches) OCT 10 – OCT 26

    The forecast totals for New Mexico on Oct 21/22 would be astonishing if they played out.

    In addition, biting Arctic cold will have gripped the majority of North America by the weekend.

    GFS TEMP ANOMALY (C) for SAT, OCT 12


    The cold times are returning in line with historically low solar activity:

    PIC

    Prepare

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    poor Spokane..the leaves still on the trees ect. yuck! I keep talking to my fam about all this, I think they think I am obsessed about it but they are smart enough to not discount it..

    I educate them in little dribs and drabs, I hope they are getting it, I can't prepare for everyone.

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    Grand Solar Minimum News has a new podcast out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu_hcUkliRE

    Cold Cold Cold ! Grow season coming to an end? *solar update* 10/10/2019

    Run time is 13:12

    No synopsis provided except as suggested by title


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    And another from the GSM News folks:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Fu4wRP_PI

    2-3 FT of Snow to Bury Crops in North Dakota - R E D Flag Warning in the West Massive Power Outages

    Run time is 1:00:18

    No synopsis provided except as suggested by the title


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    One from Yanasha Ama Ranch from 8 Oct:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpjhCTvAFs

    USDA's MAGIC BEANS | The imagination of the USDA boosts Soybean Yield estimates by over 15%

    Run time is 14:28

    The USDA has had some mind blowing forecasts this year, but when reality dissolves into total fantasy, we have to ask the question... why? In this report I'll discuss how the USDA is inflating Soybean Yield Estimates by over 15%. Was this a mistake, are they that ignorant, or was it intentional?


  28. #5908
    TxGal, thanks for all these new podcasts! Adapt 2030 has a new one just now, too. 11:45 minutes

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    Winter storm update from the Weather Channel, please go to the site for pics/vids:

    https://weather.com/forecast/nationa...tober-forecast

    Major Snowstorm May Bring Blizzard Conditions and Set October Records in Parts of the Northern Plains
    By weather.com meteorologists2 hours ago - weather.com

    (vid)

    At a Glance

    The most expansive snowstorm of the season so far will blanket the Rockies and Plains.

    Parts of the Dakotas could experience a crippling blizzard and pick up over a foot of snow.

    Strong winds and heavy, wet snow could produce damage to trees and lead to power outages.

    Locations such as Denver and Minneapolis may see their first snow of the season.

    Up to 2 feet of snow has already been reported in Montana.

    An impressive October snowstorm may bring dangerous blizzard conditions to the northern Plains through late this week while also blanketing locations such as the Denver metro with their first snow of the season.

    The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Aubrey.

    Happening Now

    Snow from this early season storm has spread into parts of the Dakotas and western Nebraska and continues to fall in some areas of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

    Snow will be heavy at times and snowfall rates will increase in the Dakotas into Thursday evening.

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    As of Thursday morning, 8 inches of snow was measured near downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, and 7 inches was reported near Hill City, South Dakota. Hettinger, North Dakota, has seen 5.5 inches of snow accumulate as of Thursday morning.

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska has seen 3 inches as of Thursday morning and up to 2 inches of snow has fallen in Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.

    Traffic accidents were reported Thursday morning in the Denver metro area as snow made roadways slippery.

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    Around 2 feet of snow was reported in Pony, Montana and an observer just southwest of Helena, Montana, reported 18 inches of snow through mid-afternoon Wednesday. In south-central Montana, an observer at Lockwood reported 10 inches through Wednesday morning.

    (pic)

    The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and watches in Wyoming, the Dakotas, northwestern Nebraska and northwestern Minnesota due to the threat of heavy snow in these areas.

    Winter weather advisories are in place across the northern Colorado mountains and the adjacent Front Range, including Denver, for lighter snow amounts that could still cause travel problems.

    Forecast Timing

    Snowfall will spread on Thursday from the northern High Plains of the western Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming into Colorado, Nebraska and most of the rest of the Dakotas.

    This includes Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, where temperatures will plunge from the lower 70s and lower 80s Wednesday into the 20s and 30s Thursday.

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    By Friday, strong low pressure will wrap up near the Canadian border in northern Minnesota, with wind-driven snow in the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota.

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    Crippling blizzard conditions are possible, according to the National Weather Service, in parts of central and eastern North Dakota and the Red River Valley Friday into early Saturday due to the combination of very heavy snow and strong winds, which will greatly limit visibility. Wind gusts over 50 mph are possible in some areas.

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    This combination of snow and wind could linger into Saturday or even Sunday from parts of Dakotas into Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

    How Much Snow

    Many areas of the northern Plains are likely to pick up at least 6 inches of additional snow.

    More than a foot of heavy, wet snow is likely in parts of the Dakotas and far northwestern Minnesota. The exact placement and amounts of the heaviest snow in the northern Plains remain somewhat uncertain, dependent on the exact track of the strong surface low.

    Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, could both receive a few inches of snow – their first of the season – but heavier totals are likely just west and northwest of those immediate metro areas.

    (pic)

    Some lighter accumulations of wet snow, mainly on grassy areas, can't be ruled out as far south as northwestern Kansas, northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities.

    Typically, the season's first snow accumulates mainly on grassy areas, vehicle tops and roofs due to warm ground. However, these heavier accumulations will eventually lead to snow-covered roads and treacherous travel in the areas where heavy snow is forecast. There will also be reduced visibilities at times especially in rural, outlying areas.

    The combination of strong winds, wet snow and trees still with leaves may lead to some downed trees or tree limbs and power outages in the northern Plains and along the Colorado Front Range corridor from Colorado Springs to Denver and northward.

    (pic)

    As the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota, noted, this northern Plains snowstorm will occur exactly one year after a somewhat similar storm dumped over a foot of snow in parts of eastern North Dakota in mid-October 2018.

    This snowstorm has the potential to set October snowfall records in parts of the northern Plains. The following are the current three-day October snowstorm records that could be in jeopardy:

    -Bismarck, North Dakota: 16 inches (Oct. 28-30, 1991)
    -Fargo, North Dakota: 8.1 inches (Oct. 29-31, 1951)
    -Grand Forks, North Dakota: 10.9 inches (Oct. 24-25, 2001)
    -Jamestown, North Dakota: 4.9 inches (Oct. 29-31, 1951)
    -Aberdeen, South Dakota: 16 inches (Oct. 21, 1906)
    -Pierre, South Dakota: 7.2 inches (Oct. 30-31, 1943)

    Snowstorm Recap So Far

    Spokane, Washington, picked up 3.3 inches of snow late Tuesday. That tied as the city's second-snowiest October day in records dating to 1893.

    Power outages and broken trees limbs were reported because of the heavy, wet snow in the Spokane area, as well as in adjacent parts of northern Idaho, according to the National Weather Service. More than 30,000 Avista Utilities customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho were without power Wednesday morning.

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    Blowing and drifting snow was reported in parts of northern Idaho and western Montana. Whiteout conditions near Leadore, Idaho, Wednesday morning led to several vehicle slide-offs, according to a report received by the National Weather Service.

    A 29-mile stretch of Interstate 15 in northeastern Idaho was closed in both directions midday Wednesday due to blowing snow, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

    Here a few top snow totals by state:

    Colorado: 6.6 inches near Steamboat Springs
    Idaho: 8 inches near Gibbonsville
    Montana: 24 inches at Pony; 18 inches near Helena
    Nebraska: 5 inches at Chadron
    North Dakota: 5.5 inches at Hettinger
    South Dakota: 8 inches near downtown Rapid City
    Washington: About 5 inches near Spokane
    Wyoming: 7.5 inches near Big Trails

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    You're welcome, and thanks!!

    Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZglmlL3TRy4

    Atmospheric Shift: Rare Early Snow & Cold in the N. Hemisphere (898)

    Run time is 11:45

    Explanations abound why the second Historic snowstorm descends in N. America why record cold sweeps through the Netherlands, Russia, Hungary and the earliest snowfalls on record in Latvia. A million without power in California as inadequate infrastructure is blamed on climate change not poor upkeep all the while crops decimated by winter cold and snow across the USA & Canadian grow zones. Question: Where will the worlds food come from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinhouse View Post
    TxGal, thanks for all these new podcasts! Adapt 2030 has a new one just now, too. 11:45 minutes
    Oh my, this is another important one....I just started listening.

  32. #5912
    I'm not going to read or listen to any of this new stuff until later today. My sis will be here any minute ready to get going on the finishing work on my chicken pen. Not sure how much help I'll be. I'm barely functioning this morning, from being on my feet and around most of yesterday.

    But it has to be finished today so I'll just find ways to do things where I can sit a lot. Must remember to hose out those pet carriers so they are dry tomorrow AM if I go pick up my new chickens. will have to make sure the garden hose in flat on the ground tonight and the metal nozzle buried in leaves. I'm pretty sure we'll have a frost here by morning, if not an actual freeze.

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    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/a...2-feet-of-snow

    An “All-Out Blizzard” That Is “Unheard Of For October” Is About To Hit Farms In The Midwest With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow
    October 9, 2019 by Michael Snyder



    Farmers in the middle of the country are about to get hit by what could potentially be the worst October blizzard in U.S. history. According to USA Today, “the massive size and intensity of this snowstorm is unheard of for October”. In other words, we have never seen anything like this in the month of October ever before. Such a storm would have been disastrous enough in a normal year, but this has definitely not been a normal year for Midwest farmers. As I detailed extensively in previous articles, endless rain and horrific flooding made planting season a complete and utter nightmare for many Midwest farmers this year. Millions of acres did not get planted at all, and planting was seriously delayed on tens of millions of other acres. As a result, corn, soybeans and other crops are simply not ready to be harvested in many parts of the Midwest, and now an unprecedented winter storm is barreling directly toward our heartland.

    This is a very, very serious situation. Normally, most corn in the Dakotas and Minnesota is considered to be “mature” by now, but this year we are facing a completely different scenario.

    According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report, only 22 percent of the corn in North Dakota is considered to be “mature” at this point…

    Many farmers continue to wait on the sidelines to get into the fields. With freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and high winds set to hit the northern Plains this week, the corn in North Dakota is only 22% mature vs. a 75% five-year average, according to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report.

    Also, South Dakota corn is rated 36% mature vs. an 80% five-year average. Minnesota farmers have a corn crop that is just 39% mature vs. an 83% five-year average.


    And now here comes an “all-out blizzard”.

    In case you are wondering, I am not the one that put such an extreme label on this storm. In fact, Accuweather is specifically using that term to describe this historic storm…

    An unusually far-reaching snowstorm for early October will stall, strengthen and evolve into an “all-out blizzard” over the Dakotas and then will send a blast of cold air across much of the Plains and Midwest.

    Heavy snow has already fallen on the northern Rockies and was progressing southeastward along with a charge of cold air. Snow and slippery travel were also being reported in parts of Washington state, including around Spokane where new daily snowfall record for Oct. 8 was set. Spokane International Airport recorded 3.3 inches of snow Tuesday, shattering the previous record for the day, which was a trace set in 1981.


    It is crazy that Spokane is already getting snow.

    According to Yahoo News, that snowfall already makes this the “third-snowiest October” that the city has ever experienced…

    Spokane, Washington, was one town that was hit particularly hard by the snow on Tuesday. A record-breaking 3.3 inches of snow fell, the first measurable snow in the month of October since 2001. It also made this month the third-snowiest October on record, following 3.9 inches in October of 1975 and 6.1 inches in October of 1957.

    Ultimately, a few inches of snow is not that big of a deal.

    But once this storm reaches the middle of the country, it is going to dump up to 2 feet of snow on some of our most important agricultural areas…

    A general 6-12 inches is forecast over much of the Dakotas. However, a large swath of 12-24 inches is likely with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 30 inches likely from north-central North Dakota to central and northeastern North Dakota.

    Cities that could end up with 2 feet of snow include Bismarck, Jamestown and Devils Lake, North Dakota, as well as Mobridge, South Dakota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.


    Needless to say, that much snow at this time of the year is going to be absolutely devastating for many farmers.

    And we are being told that this coming storm actually has “two parts”. After the first part strikes, the second part is going to come rolling through on Friday and Saturday…

    The storm will have two parts, the first of which is targeting the northern and central Rockies and High Plains on Wednesday into Thursday. The second part will bring snow to the eastern and central portions of the Dakotas and western Minnesota by week’s end.

    “Near-blizzard to full-fledged blizzard conditions are possible across portions of central North Dakota Friday afternoon into Saturday morning,” the weather service in Bismarck said. “Expect high impacts and dangerous to impossible travel conditions.”


    I can’t even imagine how corn and soybean farmers are going to feel once their unharvested fields are buried under two feet of snow.

    As I keep warning, weather patterns just continue to become more extreme, and many believe that what we have witnessed so far is just the beginning of our problems.

    There is one more thing that I would like to mention before I wrap up this article.

    Do you remember the “Perfect Storm” that we witnessed in the Atlantic Ocean back in 1991? Hollywood made a big movie about it, and that film ended up making more than 300 million dollars worldwide.

    Well, according to Accuweather a very similar storm is now developing in roughly the same location…

    Interestingly, around the same time in 1991, the “Perfect Storm” was in the making over the western Atlantic Ocean. There are some similarities to the pattern this week with a smaller storm taking shape and stalling just off the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.

    I found this to be particularly interesting, because I wrote an article about “the perfect storm” that is about to hit America just a few days ago. If you missed it, you can find my article entitled “The Book Is About To Close On The Late Great United States Of America” right here.

    We live in truly unprecedented times, and things are about to start getting really crazy out there.

    So get prepared for “the perfect storm” while you still can, because time is quickly running out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinhouse View Post
    I'm not going to read or listen to any of this new stuff until later today. My sis will be here any minute ready to get going on the finishing work on my chicken pen. Not sure how much help I'll be. I'm barely functioning this morning, from being on my feet and around most of yesterday.

    But it has to be finished today so I'll just find ways to do things where I can sit a lot. Must remember to hose out those pet carriers so they are dry tomorrow AM if I go pick up my new chickens. will have to make sure the garden hose in flat on the ground tonight and the metal nozzle buried in leaves. I'm pretty sure we'll have a frost here by morning, if not an actual freeze.
    I can understand that, we've been working in the evenings for several hours trying to get ahead of the cold front that for us is coming in overnight tonight...we're supposed to be in the low 50s by morning (94 today for a high). Hopefully the system will come in peacefully and not with violent weather. Last evening we went to bed at 8:30, woke up stiff and sore again. Still, we'll do what we can this evening, and then button everything up tight. Winds are supposed to be sustained around 25, at least all the poultry housing is clean now, with fresh bedding and windblocks up. We'll fill up water founts to the brim tonight, as well as their feeders, just in case going out early in the morning isn't the best idea.

    We're just lucky that this system isn't cooling us down for longer...right now it looks like a day or two, then we head into normal fall temps.

  35. #5915
    Just got off the phone with my daughter, the one studying agriculture up in Idaho. Her professor's friend has 500 acres of potatoes he has no chance of harvesting. The plan was to flood the field and hope--hope!--that the water would freeze above ground and thus insulate the soil and potatoes. (I don't know exactly when this info was shared with her, whether the flooding took place today, yesterday, or earlier. I do know that both girls said it was 17 degrees this morning when they went to class.)

    I've been praying for the potato farmers there to be able to bring in as much as possible. However, I'm thinking God has other plans.

    Oh, DD also said that last year was a bad year for potatoes there as well. I think I want to go buy a couple of cases of potato flakes at the LDS Home Storage Center this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by school marm View Post
    Just got off the phone with my daughter, the one studying agriculture up in Idaho. Her professor's friend has 500 acres of potatoes he has no chance of harvesting. The plan was to flood the field and hope--hope!--that the water would freeze above ground and thus insulate the soil and potatoes. (I don't know exactly when this info was shared with her, whether the flooding took place today, yesterday, or earlier. I do know that both girls said it was 17 degrees this morning when they went to class.)

    I've been praying for the potato farmers there to be able to bring in as much as possible. However, I'm thinking God has other plans.

    Oh, DD also said that last year was a bad year for potatoes there as well. I think I want to go buy a couple of cases of potato flakes at the LDS Home Storage Center this afternoon.
    Oh gosh, that's bad news. I remember last year was pretty bad for potatoes just about everywhere. Yep, LDS HSC is on my list, too....

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    Felix has another article out:

    https://www.iceagenow.info/large-win...er/#more-29668

    Large winter storm to hit US – In Early October
    October 10, 2019 by Robert


    That’s winter, as in WINTER. Many states under winter storm watches and warnings.

    9 Oct 2019 – A strong storm system is digging across the West over the next few days, before reaching the Plains. This powerful system is expected to produce multiple hazards.

    Look for heavy snow from the North-Central Rockies into the Northern Plains/Upper Midwest and very cold temperatures across the West.

    https://www.weather.gov/
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    Another posting by the Surviving the Super Grand Solar Minimum site that we've been reading:

    https://survivingthesupergrandsolarm...-have-all.html

    Surviving the Super Grand Solar Minimum


    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The Distant Storm

    We have all experience it. Far off in the distance, we can hear it. It is a very weak rumbling rolling sound that shakes your home ever so lightly. You ask your wife "what was that"?



    The Distant or Coming Storm". Sounds like a good title for a book does it not? The distant storm is not so far off, as we are starting to feel its sound and fury in many places.

    Some storms have covered whole countries. We had two last winter here in the US and it left our farmers frantically planting what crops they could. Note look at the GFS temperature model for today (10/10/2019), Looks like our winter (fall) is off to a bang. Also looks like I will cool of for a bit as well.


    The GFS model is a good example of what a wandering jet stream can do. The SGSM is all about climate and atmospheric storms. When it is all filtered down to only one single important thing, it's all about food. 8 billion people eat a lot of food every day. The GFS model below is the snow model. Looks like snow even down to the one other state I really love which is New Mexico.



    Amazing for October 10, 2019.



    While you can argue about semantics (which I will never do) and this or that almost endlessly until you fall into an insane stupor, no food is no food. While we argue or point out little child like things, people starve. It's like "Feed your SUV corn" not people which is one of my pet peeves. We as a people have become really hugely disconnected from the rest of the world here in the US. It's worse than shameful, it borders on evil.

    This coming winter seems to be shaping up as another epic one. One person recently ask me if I am enjoying my blog and that I seem to be a gloom and doomer. I had to think about that, and must admit that I enjoy writing, but the subjects I write about are pretty gloomy. Actually what drives my blog is my Family, Children and Grandchildren and my concern for them. I am just placing that concern out here on this blog in the hopes you to have the same concerns that I have.

    There is no joy watching people starve and going out and looking for food for their children. Much of this is happening in Africa and in other places at this very moment. Soon much of the world will be having the same problems. Hopefully this blog will help a few get through it. Also remember that what I am writing are my ideas and may be wrong or not even apply to your situation. If I was right about everything I would be drinking a Diet Coke which I am addicted to in my mountain home in New Mexico.

    So lets talk about storms again. The SGSM storm coming our way is very deadly, but there is also one just as bad and perhaps even more dangerous for the human spirit.

    That storm is the one I often blog about. It's the coming domination of humanity by governments around the world. As I wrote in my last blog, it is happening in China, and our politicians are pushing for the same things here in the US and in Europe. The EU wants an army, and the politicians here in the US are pushing for socialism and eventually Communism much like in china. If you like what is happening in China, just sit on your rear end and it will happen soon to you.

    I would like to to end this blog with a graphic I developed. Enjoy. (please see site for pic)

    It was really warm in my greenhouse today, but my many trays of radish actually like the heat so I leave it to them mostly with short intervals of visiting and watering by me.

    Best of everything - Get ready for the two storms they will all happen at the same time!

    Cheers
    Dennis

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    we might as well name the new lake that is never going to go away..

    https://www.ketv.com/article/floodin...alley/29379533


    CRESCENT, Iowa —
    As icy floodwaters threaten Interstate 29, Iowa's Department of Transportation is preparing a plan to prevent possible travel issues.

    If the floodwaters freeze on the interstate, the Department of Transportation is planning on using salt on the roadway.

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    Extra road salt was purchased by Iowa DOT over the summer to prepare for this winter.

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    Well, my little chicken pen is all finished being repaired and my sister and I were both staggering by the time she left. By now she is showered and ready to veg out the rest of the evening. I had to stay outside and hose out the three little pet carriers and a lot of other things. And put a lot of things away as it's supposed to rain buckets tonight and tomorrow.

    I mistakenly compressed in my mind the next two days of the forecasted weather. It is tomorrow night that's going to getin the low 30s, and I'm expecting at least a mild frost here. But I've done everything but turn off the garden hose and bury the metal nozzle in a pile of leaves or find an old rug to cover it with on the ground. I'll do that tomorrow after the rain quits.

    I called the bird lady just now and had to leave a message. Sure hope she calls me back tonight and that she still has all of those Barred Rock chickens. I'm still hoping she'll agree to wait until Sunday or Monday for me to get the birds since it's going to be mighty chilly Saturday morning.

    Anyway, one way or another, it looks like I'm in business, finally. I'm ready for Hogan and his ladies! Hope there aren't any more cold spells after this weekend, as the guy who helped me won't be back out for two weeks, and I really do need the new tarp put up on the roof of the chicken pen. But at least the pen is fixed now and I'm pretty sure it's raccoon-proof.

    I AM READY!!!!!
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    One last bit...I just heard from the bird lady and she doesn't want to move her birds around on a cold morning any more than I want to pick them up. So she suggested Monday or Tuesday and she will call me Sunday night so we can set a time convenient to both of us. Neither of us are early risers so it seems we are in total agreement. She said she has not sold any of her Barred Rocks and I told her I'd take all ten or twelve if that's what she has, plus a rooster.
    Last edited by Martinhouse; 10-10-2019 at 06:17 PM.

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