What it's been like in my neighborhood

mhardy6647

Señor Member
We had our traditional "January thaw" late last week.
From a foot or so of snow on the ground and overnight lows ca. -20 degrees F to heavy rain and a high near 60 degrees F in the space of two days late last week.

One of the (ahem) knock-on effects of such weather is the break-up of stream and river ice, which then piles up and forms ice jams... with predictable results.

Route 12A along the Connecticut River was closed for a day or so, and at least one poor person had to be rescued from water (and poor judgement) Saturday :(

Someone posted drone footage from around the Cornish (NH)- Windsor (VT) covered bridge -- the longest covered bridge in the US*

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* Well -- not any more, I guess, per Wiki-P:
... until the Smolen–Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio in 2008...
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Today we have this interesting hoarfrost/ice crystal stuff atop the now hard-frozen meltwater runoff from last week's thaw.

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GuyK

Junior Member
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Someone posted drone footage from around the Cornish (NH)- Windsor (VT) covered bridge -- the longest covered bridge in the US*

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* Well -- not any more, I guess, per Wiki-P:

This piqued my interest, having lived not terribly far from the Cornwall bridge in CT many years ago. So I looked it up. It seems there oughta be another asterisk after "longest covered bridge", with the Cornish-Windsor bridge you cite still being the longest wooden covered bridge in the States.

Weather 'round these parts has been quite unremarkable. 45° F and rainy the other day, 50ish and beautifully sunny here today. Whole different story 50 miles East in the mountains, though...

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mhardy6647

Señor Member
This piqued my interest, having lived not terribly far from the Corwall bridge in CT many years ago. So I looked it up. It seems there oughta be another asterisk after "longest covered bridge", with the Cornish-Windsor bridge you cite still being the longest wooden covered bridge in the States.

Weather 'round these parts has been quite unremarkable. 45° F and rainy the other day, 50ish and beautifully sunny here today. Whole different story 50 miles East in the mountains, though...
Yes, wooden. They make covered bridges outta something else? ;)

Actually, my recollection was that the span(s) of the Windsor bridge were the longest -- which is actually why I googled. So I dunno... but I did disclaim my comment appropriately, I think (my rigorous academic training showing). ;)
 
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