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Weather in Iowa

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Winter has finally arrived here in Iowa.

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Yeah summer is here now

Yes summer has arrived. Supposed to be up in the high 80s and 90s (plus 30c) the next couple weeks.  I think most of my bike riding for the next couple weeks will be early in the morning or later on in the day.  Most of my trips around the yard on the industrial strength salad shooter (aka the lawnmower) will also be in the evening. Too goddamn hot out to be fooling around outside right now.  

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47of74

 

The insects have arrived

Now that it's getting warmer out the insects are out in force now.  Had to get a trusty bottle of bug soother from the local Hy-Vee to hose myself down with before going out on rides or walks to keep from having all the bugs (gnats, flies, etc) away.   Still I almost feel like I have to do this some days before heading out....

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Yeah Summer is Coming

I finally got around to putting in the window unit in my room today.  (We have central air but the way the HVAC was designed I need a window unit to cool my room as my room is at the end and it can't keep up).  I think this is about the latest I've put it in.  Usually I put it in earlier so I'm not putting it in when it's 1,000 degrees in the shade.

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47of74

 

Winter isn't quite done with us yet

Winter isn't quite done with Iowa yet.  We had snow off and on all day.  It didn't amount to much and did not stick though when it hit the ground.  What little did stick melted right away once the snow came out.  I went for a quick bike ride this afternoon and the pavement was dry.  Of course the wind gusts probably helped with that. On Easter Sunday it looks like we could have some more snow which might even be accumulating.  A few inches are possible.  I do have to say since we're all goi

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If you don’t like the weather forecast just wait

The old saying here in Iowa is if you don’t like the weather forecast just wait 24 hours.  It’ll either ge much better or worse.  Case in point tomorrow. Yesterday it sounded like we were going to get hit with a snowpocalypse here. Fast forward 24 hours and now it looks like most of it is going south of us. 

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Got a bit nicer today

After a couple days of it being fornicating cold out it got a bit nicer today.  I got my vehicle washed.  Yeah I know it won't stay clean for very long but she had a layer of dirt that I was getting tired of looking at.  Meanwhile, several members of my family are on their way to a Caribbean cruise so they'll be in for several days of it being nice and warm.  So I'll be going over to my brother and sister in law's place reguarly over the next week to do some cat/house sitting.  I already go

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Like I said, really fornicating cold

Like I said, really fornicating cold

And the forecast around here is so cold tonight that I got the first one of these alerts for the season... It's supposed to drop to about -8 below tonight.  Cold enough to freeze one's reproductive equipment off along with other extremeties.  Have I mentioned lately my desire to be back in Lima, Peru lately?  

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47of74

 

I cannot wait for spring

We might have some more winter weather coming in this week.  In addition to it getting really fornicating cold this week we also might have some more winter precipitation coming in too. I am so ready for spring to come now.  I am so fornicating sick of winter.  I need to get off my fat you know what and get riding my bike again.  I need the exercise and I need to resume my nasty and disgusting habit of posting GoPro timelapse videos of my bike ride adventures.

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47of74

 

After the storm

Last Friday in to Saturday we had freezing rain followed by a couple inches of snow here in Iowa.  Where I live we had two inches of snow by Saturday morning.  Not much but enough to cover the ground and make travel interesting.  It was mostly done by Saturday evening but I had picked up pizza since I didn't want to risk going out and having the weather take a turn for the crappy. It sounds like tomorrow we're going to have some freezing drizzle which has the potential to make the morning c

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