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snow! [Dec. 3rd, 2011|02:10 am]
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Probably just a sign of originally growing up in New Jersey (well, until I was 8 or so), but I really like Real Fall (leaves change color then fall, etc) and Real Winter (snow, damnit).

Got the leaves earlier this week, and now there's an inch of snow on the ground already.

Yay!
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2011-12-03 04:37 pm (UTC)

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I bet there'll be more soon: we're at 30 cm up here and it's supposed to be headed your way.
[User Picture]From: tkil
2011-12-03 08:50 pm (UTC)

More snow!

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More would be nice, but the inch from last night is already gone. Will see if we get any more.... Drove through a few tiny flurry lines, nothing impressive yet.
[User Picture]From: tkil
2011-12-05 05:43 am (UTC)

looking better (... for a snow day)

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I bet there'll be more soon: we're at 30 cm up here and it's supposed to be headed your way.

They're forecasting up to 6 inches (which is pretty mighty for around here). That'll be nice.

And some nice, balmy, -15C lows (and -7C highs...)
[User Picture]From: skyroom80
2011-12-04 05:07 am (UTC)

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I've alway wanted to see a "real fall." And snow! Cool. In California, we had record winds a few days ago that shot down LAX. Santa Anas that were cold. Worst in 20 years, according to forecasters. Well, it was actual "weather" and in California that counts! ;-)
[User Picture]From: tkil
2011-12-04 09:01 am (UTC)

"real fall"

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Well, Albuquerque (where I live) is really on the boundary of having "real fall"; mostly it's the cottonwood trees in the Bosque (riverside trees). Most of the rest of the area is Sonoran desert, so just brown and scrubby.

Looks like there are a few options if you have the chance to get out on a field trip:

http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/fall-colors-in-california.cfm

(Too late for this year, sadly.)

For me, moving from New Jersey (with a year-long stop in Louisiana) to the desert southwest (grew up in Las Cruces, NM) was a shock. And the dissonance of seeing the "standard" Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations (leaves and trees) in the face of "well, it's a bit cooler and a bit drier yet, so a dusty brown and green instead of a less-dusty brown and green"... sad.

Probably the closest to "real fall" I felt as an adult was the three years I lived in Fort Collins, Colorado (1998-2001). My apartment was in an older suburb, with a creek just a few hundred feet away, and a very nice walk/bike to the grocery store through another older neighborhood with trees, creeks, even a little lake formed by a dam: http://g.co/maps/ahtqz

Denver (1995-1998) had real winter, but I was in the dirty / not-much-snow section of town, sadly.

I too got bored with California coastal weather, so much so that I always looked forward to the 2-3 weeks of storms we usually got right after the New Year. Beats being able to say that you have the same weather every day for weeks straight...
[User Picture]From: tkil
2011-12-04 10:48 am (UTC)

windy...

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In California, we had record winds a few days ago that shot down LAX. Santa Anas that were cold. Worst in 20 years, according to forecasters.

*Nod* I saw that... crazy. We had pretty bad winds here: 40mph sustained, 80-90mph gusts, and that's all in the valley; mountain crests and passes were seeing worse than that. An LJ acquaintance-of-an-acquaintance in Colorado saw 200kph (so 120+mph) gusts.

I saved this screen cap off The Weather Channel, towards the end of the event (I live pretty much where the "52" is):

Arizona sucks, Texas blows

Reminded me of the old joke: Q: Why are the prevailing winds in New Mexico from the west? A: Because Arizona blows and Texas sucks! (Gimme a break, that's from 5th grade or something.)

And it's even 180 degrees wrong for this situation. But still.
From: ramjet2012
2012-07-14 05:54 pm (UTC)

ASUS System Recovery Tool

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Thanks for the tip!

Exactly the same thing happened to me when I started up my new ASUS CM1831-US-3AC. ASUS should put instructions directing to proper USB ports for the mouse and keyboard packaging. ASUS you listening? This would save much frustration for new buyers.

Thanks again!