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    I wonder how long the snow will last

    There is still quite a lot of snow under the pile of sawdust and chips that I dumped during the winter.

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    I predict that there will still be a bit of snow present on Jun 3rd but that it will all have disappeared by June 10th.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Not sure.

    But one thing I do know for sure. I don't want to see snow/ice for a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pellow View Post
    ...I predict that there will still be a bit of snow present on Jun 3rd but that it will all have disappeared by June 10th.
    We'll be expecting a report sometime around there to see how close your prediction is.

    I was surprised last week to see bits of snow left on the mountains south and east of Albuquerque. (I was flying to Orlando, and our route happened to take us just south my old hometown. I usually see it at takeoff and landing elevation...this was the first time I'd seen ABQ from cruising altitude.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pellow View Post
    I predict that there will still be a bit of snow present on Jun 3rd but that it will all have disappeared by June 10th.
    Well, I've read in several places where sawdust was used as an insulator for ice houses back in the 1800s, so it must be a good insulator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Well, I've read in several places where sawdust was used as an insulator for ice houses back in the 1800s, so it must be a good insulator.
    What's this "back in the 1800s" Art?

    In 1957 ,I was hired to help cut ice on the lake then store it in the ice house which consisted of a building with thick log walls in a shady place. We put sawdust and chips from a nearby sawmill between blocks. And, the ice certainly did last all summer. It is based partly on thatexperience that am predicting the elting date for my snow.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Snow? We been wearing tee shirts and shorts for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pellow View Post
    What's this "back in the 1800s" Art?

    In 1957 ,I was hired
    Well, y'know, Frank, I'm just a young whippersnapper. I was born about as close to the tail end of the baby boom as you can get...

    My "experience" is completely based on reading novels like "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder which was based back in the late 1800s

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    The snow fall that we got last night should help to preserve the snow under the pile a bit longer.
    Cheers, Frank

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    An update

    In spite of the hot spring weather we have been having here in Toronto, there is still snow under the pile of sawdust and chips.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Unhappy The snow has gone

    I checked this morning and there was no snow under the sawdust. When I last checked on May 24th, there was still a small amount present.

    My prediction was that it would disappear between June 3rd and 10th, so I was wrong by about 10 days.

    I sure don't like the hot springs that we are now getting in Toronto.
    Cheers, Frank

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