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Old 12-06-2007, 07:48 AM
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Global Warming? It was 22 degrees here in the South this morning and we still have a couple of weeks before winter starts!
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:52 AM
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Usually only snows here a few times per year, but we had our first for this winter, yesterday.
I took the opportunity, and had my wife grab a shot of the Dr. Zooch Soyuz. A Russian Soyuz flight in the snow....how fittting!

Talc is a real good idea in the cold. I got lazy and didn't do it on the flight right before this one, and the chute never unfolded. Luckily, no damage. Dusted the chute the next time, and it was flawless.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:32 AM
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Usually only snows here a few times per year, but we had our first for this winter, yesterday.
I took the opportunity, and had my wife grab a shot of the Dr. Zooch Soyuz. A Russian Soyuz flight in the snow....how fittting!

Talc is a real good idea in the cold. I got lazy and didn't do it on the flight right before this one, and the chute never unfolded. Luckily, no damage. Dusted the chute the next time, and it was flawless.


hmm... that's not a real snow launch

where's the 6-9" on the ground ???



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4-6" on the ground here as I look out the window.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:38 AM
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Can you launch a rocket in 9 inches of snow? or any snow at all for that matter?



All of my boys have done at least on science fair project that involved rockets. Given that these generally run in January/February, and my kids all have acquired my wife's procrastination gene, we would end up launching the rockets to get the data in early January..

Most of the time there was anywhere from 1"-24" of snow on the ground. Once, it was snowing lightly. The neighbors thought we were crazy. The engines were kept in the van with the heater running and prepped at the last minute before launching. No cold weather catos, but the dog did chew the nose cone on an Alpha once. He also liked chewing the spent engine casings.....

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:40 AM
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hmm... that's not a real snow launch

where's the 6-9" on the ground ???



~ AL

4-6" on the ground here as I look out the window.


6" here, with 2-4" more coming tonight.......
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:18 AM
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Global Warming? It was 22 degrees here in the South this morning and we still have a couple of weeks before winter starts!

I'm not really sure where the globe is warming but it's definately not in north MS, 24 degrees on the carport this morning.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:05 AM
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I'm not really sure where the globe is warming but it's definately not in north MS, 24 degrees on the carport this morning.

Yeah...cold and no snow....
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:56 AM
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Yeah...cold and no snow....


not sure about you ,Don, but I'll take cold without snow over '32 and 2 feet of snow' any time.

24 and no snow would be a nice mild winter here

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:31 AM
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I'm not really sure where the globe is warming but it's definately not in north MS, 24 degrees on the carport this morning.


Yeah, but what's the forecast for "The Day After Tomorrow" ?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:42 AM
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It was 13 freakin' degrees here in mid-lower Michigan this morning. BRRRRRRRRR !
If you ask me, I'm FOR Global Warming !!!!!!!
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