Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
onlooker wrote:Well, power outages seem most dangerous and likely considering how much snow and the level of wind. As for whose most at danger not necessarily in this order: homeless, idiots and greedy people in the stock market haha
Cog wrote:onlooker wrote:Well, power outages seem most dangerous and likely considering how much snow and the level of wind. As for whose most at danger not necessarily in this order: homeless, idiots and greedy people in the stock market haha
Turn the machines back on!!
No it was a good size storm but nothing I haven't seen before. There was one in march 1968 IIRC where it took the town crew three days to plow us out with a bulldozer because sections of road were drifted bank to bank six feet deep.onlooker wrote:So anything strange about this latest N.Easter, or just weather being weather ?
Those snow banks were three feet high so that drift right in front of me on the right was from four to five feet thick. Also drifted snow has had the lacy structure of the snowflakes as they fell broken down into smaller granules and is much denser per cubic foot then new fallen snow. I moved through that drift in one pass but when I took the picture I wasn't at all sure of how much trouble it would be.onlooker wrote:Looks like a good foot and half or two. Yes nothing really odd. But if it begins happening in April on a regular basis , I may have to become an Ice Age convert haha
This week's bitter cold snap killed about half of Washington's beloved cherry blossoms, and the survivors are now expected to peak at the end of next week, the National Parks Service said Friday.
Freezing temperatures that had abruptly followed unseasonably warm weather had the nation's capital fearful for its more than 3,000 prized Japanese cherry trees, a major tourist draw.
The mercury dip to about 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius) "killed virtually all of the blossoms that had reached 'puffy white'"—the late stages of the bloom cycle—NPS spokesman Mike Litterst said in a statement.
He had told AFP earlier this week that the damage would begin when the temperature dropped to about 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.5 degrees Celsius).
Litterst said the other half of the cherry blossoms were at earlier stages in the bloom process, and just five percent of those appeared to be damaged.
"Peak bloom"—the time when 70 percent of the Yoshino trees are in full flower—around Washington's Tidal Basin is now difficult to predict because the death of so many blossoms has distorted NPS models.
The Apple Freeze Risk tool shows minimum temperatures for the most recent 30 days, provides a 6-day temperature forecast and shows the current stage of development in tree varieties. Apple trees are currently dormant, and only a sustained period of 25 below zero temperatures can damage this season's crop. But as days warm, the buds' tolerance for freezing lessens.
"The benefit of this tool is that a farmer can access information about a specific location anywhere in the Northeast, and can get detail to within a 2.5-mile grid of their orchard," said Allison Chatrchyan, director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. The institute established the Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) program, which is developing tools to support individualized, real-time and data-driven management, through what's known as "Digital Agriculture".
"With climate change already occurring, our winters are getting warmer, and farmers are asking us for specific tools and information about what they can do to reduce the risks on their farm, including from freezes," Chatrchyan said. "The apple tool was built based on stakeholder input, and with the help of our NYS CSF Extension Team, which is training farmers about climate risk and adaptation."
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