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    Happy Solstice Everybody.

    Now the winter really starts.

    Cheers from Christchurch, on a sparkling day.

    Mike

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    Heat index values as high as 106 here tomorrow. Summer starts.

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    Temperature reached ten degrees today. Was minus 4 at the back door this morning and minus 8 down at my machinery shed. But we still had water in the house. Yesterday we had no water anywhere inside until lunch time. Just got a call from the bank to say that the money I requested in order to buy my wife a new car has been forwarded to the dealership. So I'll remember the winter solstice this year as the day I put my retirement back another two years JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcjim View Post
    Happy Solstice Everybody.

    Now the winter really starts.

    Cheers from Christchurch, on a sparkling day.

    Mike
    I think you're a day early, but who's counting. It was a nice day though, wasn't it!
    I detest this time of year, the four weeks or so, either side of the winter solstice. Dark when I go to work, dark when I come home - dont think I'd do well in one of those high latitude countries over winter.

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    Well so I am - Colour me embarrassed. (Or not. )
    3:54 tomorrow morning.
    Maybe I'm just eager to get it over with.

    Bring my light back!

    On the up-side, days like today make it bearable.

    Mike

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    Don't know about you blokes in the land of the long white cloud, but in my patch the solstice is 11.54 pm tonight- Friday the 21st. It's a clear sunny evening but already cold. I have the wood stove cranked up, so at least the kitchen is warm JayInOz

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    Sunrise Today: 04:57↑ 49 Northeast

    Sunset Today: 21:37↑ 311 Northwest

    Loving it.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    64F yesterday. More for today. I'll take it anyday.

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    Very pleasant here today.

    Mid-80's F / dry air / blue sky / light breeze

    Day's like today are a rare event in June. Normally it's hot with crushing humidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Very pleasant here today.

    Mid-80's F / dry air / blue sky / light breeze

    Day's like today are a rare event in June. Normally it's hot with crushing humidity.

    geez skip. i'm staying at your place this weekend. it's 1 billion degrees here with 400% humidity.

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    Last week in Indian Wells it was 118 F. Was there to feel it. Now 105 isn't so hot, really.
    Arent you supposed to be the gentlemen who lie for the good of their country?
    Thats diplomats. Were not gentlemen.
    So you lie to save your hides.
    Thats politicians. Different game entirely.

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    Here in the Rocky Mountains, in the northern hemisphere, it's alleged to be summer.

    But:



    32F = 0C. 49F = 10C.

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    We're having a cold snap here. It's 98 vs normal 105.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    15C and rain here. I look at the bright side, forest fire risk is low. Working on the boat, hope to launch in a couple of weeks. Time to get close to the whales and icebergs.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Brrr

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    Cool here on Aucklands North Shore today ( Saturday), not much if any wind, the nasty weather that was forecast has not arrived, and I'm working on Spook to make sure that she's ready for springtime when that arrives in a few months.

    I don't mind winter as long as I have the memories of a good summer just past to sustain and inspire me while I'm doing the maintenance on the boat, or one of the boats ( there are eight at present).


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    Been raining since Tuesday. 5” in a pail on my back deck. Temps running beta 50F and 62F. Tepid and very wet. Climate change is doing exactly what Dr Jennifer Francis has been talking about for the last four years.

    We are screwed
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    Very pleasant weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    I don't mind winter as long as I have the memories of a good summer just past to sustain and inspire me...


    John Welsford
    It was a mercifully short descent into winter this year, I thought. The bad weather only really started on May 31st. We still have the 'big wet' to go though.
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