Tag Archives: global warming

Flooding at Mill Creek

Mill Creek swelled its banks swamping nearby farm fields. It looks like the nearby city sewer system was spared inundation… for now. Snow melt is everywhere in the county. Inches of packed snow yielded to ambient temperatures in the 50s … Continue reading

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Wind Howled All Day

The store manager from the home, farm and auto supply store phoned Sunday afternoon to ask me to work on Monday. The colleague who assumed my full time job last spring was visiting family in Nebraska and bad weather closed … Continue reading

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Hard Winter

This weird weather is unsettling. Wild variations in temperature made it a damaging winter… it’s not over. The driveway buckled a few feet from the garage door because of temperature swings. Water must be trapped underground with inadequate drainage before … Continue reading

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Freezing Rain and a Green New Deal

Ice turned to mush as rain fell Thursday morning. The surfaces of Lake Macbride and the Coralville Lake appeared to remain frozen as I drove on Mehaffey Bridge Road. When I arrived at the home, farm and auto supply store … Continue reading

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Out of the Polar Vortex

The ambient temperature is 45 degrees, a 73 degree swing since early Thursday morning. Warming is part of the polar vortex, just as the cold was. Temperatures are forecast to return closer to normal after tomorrow. I had planned to … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Polar Vortex

Editor’s Note: This email was sent to members of our home owners association at the beginning of the polar vortex of 2019. As I write this note, the outdoors ambient temperature is 26 degrees below zero and one person in … Continue reading

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A Winter Sort

A majority of the garden seeds wait in a corner on the lower level of our home. I cleared a sorting table and next month will plant celery and kale at the first greenhouse shift. There is no immediate need … Continue reading

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