We've been busy and probably only going to get busier, but I did manage to sneak away for a few hours last week. I biked and hiked and pushed and slushed and sweated. There was very little snow, only a bit in the shade. I lucked into this shed, about a 40" main beam and good mass, not too far from my finds last year.
And in other news people are starting to guess at what this summer will bring. Little bit of weather nerd stuff for the Missoula area:
...TWO SIGNIFICANT RECORDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKIES THIS WINTER.. ...MARCH CLIMATOLOGY AND WINTER SNOWFALL DATA THUS FAR... Two significant or near significant records have occurred during the past two years. 1. Missoula has not experience a temperature below 0 since Feb 25th, 2011. This is the second longest period on record. If a below 0 day does not occur through October 2013 the all time record of consecutive days without sub zero reading will be broken. This is likely for there has never been a sub 0 day in Missoula from April through October. Longest consecutive days without a temperature below 0 in Missoula. 976 days - Mar 25, 1965- Nov 27, 1967 763 days - Feb 27, 2011 - Mar 29, 2013**** Likely to break the record Oct 31 2. Kalispell has received 17.1" of snow so far this year and 48.4 inches the past 2 winters. The last 2 winters has produced the lowest amount of snow on record. Records date back to 1893. Kalispell Seasonal Snowfall 1940-41 13.4" 2012-13 17.1" KALISPELL SNOWFALL 2 CONSECUTIVE SEASONS in a row: 2011-2013 48.4" 1940-1942 49.2" MARCH was generally drier than normal with at or below normal temperatures.