Tag Archives: Weather

Harris Machinery warehouse

One of the things I like about the Minneapolis landscape are the beautiful old industrial buildings.  Some (for example, in downtown) have been repurposed in various ways, but others are just slowly crumbling.  One of the latter is the Harris … Continue reading

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Personal weather report

Number of days spent in the NY area this winter: 12 Number of those days on which I wore my winter coat: 1 Number of those days on which I needed to wear my winter coat: 0 Temperature on Christmas … Continue reading

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Phenology

At universities in the northern part of the United States, spring is the brief season in which the bicycle racks are full, following winter (when bicycle racks are covered in snow) and followed by summer (when the bicycle racks are … Continue reading

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Weather

It was -15F or so when we flew in yesterday, with wind chills in the -40 to -60 range.  This beats by several degrees the coldest day since I arrived in August 2012, and in fact led to school closures … Continue reading

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Today’s signs of Spring

Sunshine Birds chirping First farmers market of the year (essentially a petting zoo) All the bike racks at the math department filled up in the morning Only one day in the next week has snow in the forecast Undergrads wearing … Continue reading

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Too cold for ice fishing

D’s new lab has an annual ice fishing trip.  It was originally scheduled for this weekend, but is being rescheduled because it is going to be too cold.  I find every part of the preceding sentences to be hilarious. (To … Continue reading

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Today I give thanks to anyone who has ever given me wool socks, long underwear, a winter coat, sweaters, warm gloves, a face mask or a hat with ear flaps — you were responsible for my comfortable commutes at 11oF … Continue reading

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7:30 AM I wake up; it is 40 degrees and rainy. 12:30 PM I go to get lunch; it is 33 degrees and snowing. 7:15 PM I get ready for dinner; it is 39 degrees and cloudy.

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