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Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

The last couple of nights have been horrible for sleep. Two nights ago I woke up to ice hitting the hull and when I climbed out of the V-berth to use the head, the weight in the boat shifted and I huge cracking of ice was heard as the boat settled.

From about 3a into the rest of the morning, I could not sleep as I heard cracking and banging on the hull.

Last night there was bumping most of the night from the ice.

Well, today we woke up to relatively warm temps and no condensation on the Vberth windows are frost/ice on them.

Today I ended up getting a D-Icer. That means no more ice building up around the hull! Yay... I'm so happy. Maybe I'll be able to sleep better on those bitter cold nights when the harbor starts to freeze.

It was an awesome day today with temps hitting the mid 40's. Tomorrow it's supposed to hit 50. Unfortunately we have another arctic front moving through and single digits are supposed to happen a couple of days this week.
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

this is Lakes Bay behind Atlantic City. I have not seen the back bays this frozen in decades. That little bit of green in the middle bottom is the -only- free water as far as the eye can see. The guys who redrive all the dock pilings are going to have a good spring

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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

Except for on day in early December, we haven't seen any sea ice here in BC .Its been one of the warmest, driest winters on record.
A big high and the movement east of the jet stream has meant warm air from Hawaii here, while the east side of the high has sent the arctic air south , east of the Rockies. One possible benefit in Florida may mean the Pythons may go extinct there. They are not evolved for long cold periods.
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Doubt the cold will bother the pythons... they will just go indoors. :-)
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

When I was looking for a marina to put my boat, I asked a lady about whether boats were hauled out in winter time. She said "we don't freeze here" and this morning, I looked at their web cam and saw the whole bay was frozen. Funny how things work out. I'm sure it's been a long time since that happened.

A guy from work said he's been in this area for 7 winters and this is the strangest winter ever. He said that while it does get cold, what we're seeing now is much colder than in the past.
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

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When I was looking for a marina to put my boat, I asked a lady about whether boats were hauled out in winter time. She said "we don't freeze here" and this morning, I looked at their web cam and saw the whole bay was frozen. Funny how things work out. I'm sure it's been a long time since that happened.

A guy from work said he's been in this area for 7 winters and this is the strangest winter ever. He said that while it does get cold, what we're seeing now is much colder than in the past.
That's what they are saying here, this is highly unusual. When we first got here, the guys were saying there were a couple of cold weeks in January but things started to warm up by Feb.

We even looked up the weather history for this area and saw that it rarely had hard freezes.

But what do we get? We get a whole lot of teens and several days of single digits.

I wish the heck it would start to warm up so I could complain about the heat!
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

It's all caused by global warming. Somebody sent me a link to some blog for a government scientist at the whitehouse, but now I can't find it. Anyway, this dude said the cold weather is "more than likely" caused by global warming. Yep, it's true.

Seems the "polar vortex", that they just invented last week to describe how winter works, normally stays trapped at the north pole. But global warming has weakened the "barrier" that's supposed to keep it there and the "polar vortex" got out. Yep, it's true.

It all made perfect sense to me
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

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Seems the "polar vortex", that they just invented last week to describe how winter works, normally stays trapped at the north pole.
Yeah, "they just invented" it.

Sorry to break it to you, but the "Polar Vortex", the new weather buzzwords that have been sweeping social media, isn't a newly discovered weather phenomenon at all, or even rare.

The Polar Vortex: Filtering The Science Through The Hype

The polar vortex was first described as early as 1853. The phenomenon's sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) appears during the wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere and was discovered in 1952 with radiosonde observations at altitudes higher than 20 km.


As for the dreaded "polar vortex," which is responsible for the cold sweeping through much of the country? It's there every winter but moves around -- sometimes it's nearer Canada and the United States, other times closer to Asia and Europe...

Polar Vortex Chill Fails to Make History - Scientific American

Polar vortexes, though, are nothing new. They occur seasonally at the North Pole...

Here's What The 'Polar Vortex' That's Hitting The US Actually Is - Yahoo Finance

The polar vortex forms every year to the north...

Polar Vortex Blasts Tri-State With Arctic Winds, Dangerous Cold; Central Park Breaks 118-Year Low | NBC New York

This is not a new phenomenon. Meteorologists have studied the polar vortex for decades.

What is the polar vortex? - New York News


Just because you never heard of it before doesn't mean it was "just invented."
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Only two places you should find solid water, iced tea and scotch on the rocks, anything else is simply unnatural.
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Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

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Just because you never heard of it before doesn't mean it was "just invented."
Oh. Where I come from, for thousands of years, it's just been called "winter". We always figured it was caused by the sun going on vacation down in the Bahamas for a few months every year.
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