signs of spring

By: NEwxguy , 3:39 PM GMT on March 07, 2012

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By now,we've talked about what a warm winter we've had,so there are effects from this winters warm and snowless pattern.
Good effects are:
Trees are already showing buds
Crocuses are already blooming in sheltered areas
The ground has not frozen to any huge depths,so it should thaw out completely way ahead of time,which for me means I get my peas in early this year.
No problem with ice dams this year
Easy year for travel
Only a couple of school cancellation days,some towns had none.
Very little snow clearing,I didn't even break out the snowblower this year.
Heating bills are down,although offset by the high price of fuel.

The negative effects:
The tick population is going to be very bad this year and out early,may even be some around now.
With so little snow melt,unless we have a wet spring,water shortages are almost a sure bet.Reservoirs are very low for this time of year.
Winter sports areas got hit hard,although ski areas are able to make snow.
The warmer waters to start with make be a factor if we get any tropical systems up this way,warmer waters will not break down these systems as they travel north,as well as the warmer Gulf waters may be a breeding ground for tropical systems this year.

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6. NEwxguy
9:41 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND...AND NORTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARDS...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE MORNING HOURS AND BE
STRONGEST DURING THE AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY OVERNIGHT. WINDS
WILL DIMINISH PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT FRIDAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF A
COLD FRONT.

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5. NEwxguy
7:50 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Hi,Jus,

Yep,but a lot of people don't give it to their dog.
Well,Boston officially broke their high temp record today,they reached 68 degrees breaking the record of 67. Its hit 70 where I'm at,but winds are big,gusts over 40.
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3. NEwxguy
5:23 PM GMT on March 07, 2012
Hi,Jus,I think flea and tick season is going to be bad this year.I've seen a couple of crocuses in bloom in peoples yards,they are in a very sheltered area.Won't be long.
I always do the hearworm year round.
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2. juslivn
4:52 PM GMT on March 07, 2012
Good pick for a song! Boy, I better go get the flea and tick stuff right away. But I kept the heartworm meds going all winter this year for both dogs.
I saw an ant this morning too. Kitty was playing with something and I was like...uh oh here they come.

Bulbs all over the place here, but no blooms yet as far as I know. Oklahoma had everything blooming already. Even their trees.
Have a good one.
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1. NEwxguy
4:21 PM GMT on March 07, 2012
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