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still dry dry dry
« on: January 18, 2002, 11:45:24 AM »

talking to Maury Mckinney this morning about ice in general. he confirmed my observations that the ground just isn't frozen yet. he was waaaay out in the woods a couple of days ago & said he could stick his fingers in the dirt under the snow.

that old mother earth is still thirsty.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2002, 01:28:43 PM »

Dry is different than unfrozen.  Even for a nonchemist like me this is clear.  My interpretation is that the drought is such that the topsoil is so dry that it doesnt hold together even though its below freezing?  What I wonder is, what do we need to facilitate ice growth?  My guess is we need a few days of rain to raise the water table, then consistent (but not frigid) below freezing temps.  Then the groundwater could ooze out slowly under pressure and slowly freeze.  Trouble is the rain would ruin what little we have now.  But, alas this all matters not...we cant control it...all we can do is ponder about things we cant fix...luckily we have websites to provide us with whining therapy.  
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Re: still dry dry dry
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2002, 05:59:51 PM »

there ya go. I guess I just LOVE to whine! <g>
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