Warm states

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    Rex R

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    for all those who ask, ' how do you put up with the frozen tundra'...I say, but its a dry cold:). well that and seeing the forecast for the Super Bowl. :)
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    I was laying out by my pool for two hours on Saturday.

    Neener - neener.
     
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    It was chilly here last night. I think the temp dipped into the 60s.;)
     
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    Smoking salmon here.
     
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    Temps tomorrow will freezing! The high is 3°, and the wind chills could bring temps down to -25° and that's in the daytime, BTW!

    That's in Cincinnati.




    Thanks,
     
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    we were to get a storm, but barely got a few inches..
     
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    We stayed just above freezing yesterday and got a few inches of snow and a bunch of rain. One of my favorite spots in Michigan received 17" of snow, plus more a few days earlier. Right now it is 5 degrees, should be -13 with 30-40 mph winds when I go to work in the morning. It hasn't been this cold here in 3 or 4 years. I'll wear lung underwear under my uniform along with a heavier cost, hat, and gloves. If we get stuck outside for long, I have some handwarmers in my bag and something to cover my face with to avoid frostbite on my cheeks and nose. With preparation and proper attire, the cold isn't too bad. It is downright dangerous if you aren't dressed right.
     
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    It's pretty nice here.. tomorrow morning is going to be -27F with a -56F windchill. Time to break out the speedo and go sunbathing!
     
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    I think it’s going to be in the low 70’s this weekend. Have some of that.
     
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    Gotta admit times like these I sometimes finding myself looking up jobs and real estate around Tucson.
     
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    I would move to Milwaukee and the winters there before I would live one day in Tucson
     
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    Here in California, wet winter is our rocket-flying season, because the fire danger is in the dry summer and fall. Unfortunately, that can also mean rained-out launches. It’s not cold right now, but next weekend’s launch has been canceled due to a rainy forecast.
     
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    Where do you go for launches?
     
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    We've had a pretty decent winter in the Pacific North Wet this year, with the first part of January a few degrees above normal and not as rainy as usual. Seattle has a really moderate climate, with our all-time record high at 103 and low at 0. Most years, we don't get more than a couple of weeks with lows into the 20s, nor more than a week with highs over 90. That plus July and August tend to be sunny, dry, and humidity less than 60%. I'm such a weather wimp, I don't think I could live anywhere else. :)
     
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    Well....I don't need to write much as boatgeek just did it for me.

    I grew up in the Southwest, primarily in north central (Santa Fe) and extreme northwest (Shiprock) New Mexico - with my college years in Las Cruces at the southern end of the state. My wife and I moved here right out of college in January of 1979. It took us a long time to get accustomed to the idea that here in the "Pacific North Wet" in the winter when the sun comes out it gets colder - though lately that's not been the case at all. I was out flying yesterday and it was in the mid-50s - much warmer than usual for this time of the year here. It's almost as warm, though overcast, right now with rain coming back later in the week.

    I hope that those folks who are getting slammed with the extra cold weather will be OK (and I'm kind of expecting the opposite sort of weather at NARAM-61).
     
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    Went to work today like any other day. Current temp is 15F, feels like 5. High was 33.
     
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    I fly with 2 clubs.

    LUNAR flies its high power launches at a site called Snow Ranch, east of Stockton, near a small town called Farmington. Those launches are most subject to weather, because the Ranch is vulnerable to fire danger during dry months. But it also can get closed down for rain. This site is only about 1.5 hr drive, so this is the site I prefer.

    TCC flies at a Central Valley site west of Fresno, east of Coalinga. That site is an irrigated property, and has less fire danger, so launches are scheduled for the whole year, including the summer months. But if it rains at all near the date of the launch, the soil turns to adobe mud, and the launch is canceled. This site is 2.5 hr away, so
    I usually only go here about twice a year for their multi-day launches.
     
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    Interesting - I fly at ROC mostly, although the rain has cancelled launches since October. I've flown at TCC once, too, last year when the hosted LDRS - nice field. I was just curious since you said your launch for next weekend was cancelled if you were talking about TCC.
     
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    It’s the Snow Ranch launch on Feb 2 that I know is canceled — it’s postponed to the Feb 9 rain date. I haven’t kept track of the recent or upcoming TCC launches, because the drive is a bit far for a 1-day launch.

    BTW, I was also at LDRS last year. Got my L2 on the very last day.
     
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    We are currently getting rain right now in Southern California. Yea the weather is nice but the people are idiots and way too many of them. Not sure, but I guess idiots are everywhere. Maybe I should live off the grid someplace? Build rockets and sniff Aero-gloss dope...
     

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