Arizona weather – K7BUC http://k7buc.org/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:04:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://k7buc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Arizona weather – K7BUC http://k7buc.org/ 32 32 Weathervanes: the exhibition looks at works of art with a purpose | Lifestyles http://k7buc.org/weathervanes-the-exhibition-looks-at-works-of-art-with-a-purpose-lifestyles/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:51:33 +0000 http://k7buc.org/weathervanes-the-exhibition-looks-at-works-of-art-with-a-purpose-lifestyles/

By KIM COOK Associated Press

Perched atop churches, barns, businesses, homes and seats of government, weathervanes have, over hundreds of years, taken the form of everything from farm animals to pets, from storybook characters to racing cars.

They were invented for an important job: to tell which direction the wind was blowing. Gradually they became appreciated as an art form.

A new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, “American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds,” presents the history, technical virtuosity and artistic beauty of weathervanes made between the late 18th and early 20th centuries century. The free exhibition runs until January 2.

“Weathervanes have always been both tools and sculptural architectural elements, combining function, visual interest and symbolism,” writes exhibition curator, art historian Robert Shaw, in an accompanying book (RizzoliElecta).

The galleries display around 50 weathervanes and patterns, as well as ephemeral documents such as deeds of sale, advertisements and old photographs.

Weathervanes range from simple carved birds, fish, cattle and dogs to figures that literally seem to ride the winds – racing ponies, racehorses, fire trucks and witches, sea snakes, and vehicles with many moving parts.

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One work, “Dove of Peace”, was commissioned by George Washington. An amateur meteorologist, he commissioned Mount Vernon architect Joseph Rakestraw to design the weather vane in the shape of a dove with olive branches in its mouth.

Museum curator Emelie Gevalt cited the museum’s “Hudsonian Curlew” as one of her favorites.

The 1874 room is large – almost 7 feet high and 4 feet wide. A relatively simple design, it represents the body and distinctive curved beak of the gold leaf tin shorebird, and was once seated atop the Curlew Bay Sports Club in Seaville, New Jersey.

“The magnificent silhouette of this large weather vane explains exactly why Americans at the turn of the 20th century found weathervanes so attractive,” Gevalt said. “The graphic impact is surprisingly modern, testifying to the strong intersections between modern aesthetics and what we call ‘folk’.

The exhibit also includes a 62-inch-tall gilded statue of a Native American with a bow and arrow pointed skyward. The work set a record for a weather vane sale, $ 5.8 million, at Sotheby’s in 2006.

Native Americans were a common subject of American weathervane art. In the exhibition, Joseph Zordan, consultant researcher and member of the Bad River Ojibwe, contributed an interpretive text on these dawns and the legacy of colonialism. “Inevitably, such images tell us more about the people who created them than who they are meant to represent,” he said.

What makes a weather vane work? The arrow on the structure is a balancing weight, so when the wind blows it – and anything attached to it – spins in that direction.

A change in wind direction can mean a storm is coming, so the weather vane has been a key tool for farmers or sailors over the centuries. For those living in towns and villages, looking up to see a swinging weather vane means it’s time to get inside.

Shaw said weathervanes date back at least to the ancient Greeks. In medieval times, these were often fabric flags; later these flags were made of metal, and some can be seen on public buildings in Colonial America.

(The ubiquitous rooster? Shaw says this was the result of a papal decree in the 9th century. Plus, the shape of the bird was effective in capturing the direction of the wind.)

Shipbuilders, butchers, car makers, and others often used weathervanes to advertise their businesses. Copper became a metal of choice because it was easy to cut and shape into interesting shapes, adapted well to gilding or painting, and did not rust.

There were weather vanes for all budgets, Gevalt said. J. Howard & Co. in Massachusetts made many elaborate and expensive pallets, but also smaller, inexpensive roosters.

As early as the 1920s, old weathervanes began to find new homes among folk art collectors, and by the 1970s there were great exhibits and books.

Although their usefulness has faded, replaced by high-tech meteorology, weathervanes remain popular as roof ornaments.

Creative and personalized weathervanes can still be purchased today. You can have your favorite sport or pet portrayed as a weather vane. weathervanesofmaine.com. Fairytale characters, planets and spaceships can be found at sites like westcoastweathervanes.com. . TO ferroseathervanes.com, Here you will find divers, dinosaurs, submarines and crocodiles playing croquet. And to weathervane.com, there are whimsical jackalopes, dancing pigs, a Viking ship and more.

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Families struggle to plan second Thanksgiving pandemic – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News http://k7buc.org/families-struggle-to-plan-second-thanksgiving-pandemic-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 22:50:00 +0000 http://k7buc.org/families-struggle-to-plan-second-thanksgiving-pandemic-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/

Even at the best of times, Thanksgiving has always been a trying time

In the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins ​​talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But the virus had a different plan. Michigan is now the country’s hotspot. Hospitals there are overflowing with patients and schools reduce in-person learning. A resurgent virus has pushed new infections in the United States to 95,000 a day, hospitals in Minnesota, Colorado and Arizona are also under pressure, and health officials are begging unvaccinated people not to travel.

Criel’s big family celebration has been put on hold. She roasts a turkey and makes a pistachio fluff salad – an annual tradition – but only for herself, her husband and her two grown boys.

“I’m going to wear my stretchy pants and eat too much – and no one will care,” she said.

Her story reflects the Thanksgiving dilemma families across America face as gatherings are weighed down by the same political and coronavirus debates consuming other arenas.

As they gather to eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie, they are faced with a list of questions: Can they have big meetings again? Can they come together? Should they invite unvaccinated family members? Should they demand a negative test before a guest is allowed to dinner or a place on the couch for an afternoon of football?

“I know it might be too much for us not to share Thanksgiving here with my cousins, but better safe than sorry, right?” said Criel, a 58-year-old data administrator for a financial firm.

Jocelyn Ragusin, an accountant from Littleton, Colorado, takes a different approach by prioritizing family time over COVID-19 concerns even as increasing cases and overwhelmed hospitals have triggered new warrants of masks in the Denver area this week. Ragusin, whose husband contracted the virus and spent four days in the intensive care unit in October 2020, said she was ready to accept some level of risk to regain a sense of community.

She said about seven or eight family members would get together for the holidays and the group had not discussed the immunization status of others beforehand, in part because they “somehow knew” already who. received the vaccines and who has already had the virus.

“Getting together is worth it. And get together, share meals and share life, ”Ragusin said as he picked up his mother from the Denver airport. “We are just not made to live in isolation.

The desire to reunite family and friends for Thanksgiving was evident on Wednesday in San Francisco, where the line at a grocery store stretched out the door and around the corner.

Mari Arreola was in line to purchase ingredients to make tamales for a meal that will also include salsa, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy. She sees the gathering of 12 family members this year as a symbol of hope that things will get better. A year ago, she spent Thanksgiving only with her husband, mother and a daughter.

“We felt really disconnected, and we were all living our lives based on fear, and it felt like an apocalypse scene outside every time you left your house,” the San Francisco technical consultant told the last year. “It was really scary, but now things are different.

Even at the best of times, Thanksgiving has always been a grueling occasion for Georgetown University political science professor Nadia Brown who hates awkward and confrontational conversations about politics, race, and other burning issues. COVID-19 has only made the holidays worse.

She and her husband were hoping to host a big Thanksgiving family reunion at their home near Silver Spring, Md., But the onset of a winter wave and lingering concerns about breakthrough cases thwarted those plans. She recently told her father and family – even if they are vaccinated – that they must be tested to prove they are free from the virus or sit outside at Thanksgiving dinner.

With two of Brown’s three daughters, 2 and 4, unable to get vaccinated, she doesn’t want to take any risks – “because we don’t know the long-term impacts of COVID on children,” she said. Explain.

His decision means his father, Dr. Joseph Brown, will not be coming from his home about a three-hour drive to New Brunswick, New Jersey. The dentist is vaccinated, but says he hasn’t had time to get tested.

“It hurts me a lot. I want to see my grandchildren, ”said Joseph Brown, adding,“ I understand his situation. I really do. “

Riva Letchinger, who saw first-hand the ravages of the pandemic as a medical student, put aside her worries to travel from her New York home to Washington to resume Thanksgiving festivities with her family. They skipped the rally last year.

She said she was reassured that everyone had been vaccinated and received boosters, but also worried about her own viral status, even though she was fully vaccinated.

“I have this constant fear of hurting someone in my family or making them sick because I see so many COVID patients every day,” she said.

Despite his worries, Letchinger looks forward to the annual family ritual, which includes a generous complement of Jewish favorites – like the golumpkis, or stuffed cabbage, that his late aunt Susie used to bring to the Thanksgiving holiday.

But the celebration will also have dark undertones. The family has lost two loved ones, both Holocaust survivors, after fighting with COVID-19 last year.

Associated Press writer Olga R. Rodriguez contributed to this San Francisco report.

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Best weather for Wyoming ski areas coming in December http://k7buc.org/best-weather-for-wyoming-ski-areas-coming-in-december/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 20:53:13 +0000 http://k7buc.org/best-weather-for-wyoming-ski-areas-coming-in-december/

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The outlook for snow in Wyoming through the remainder of November is not good, especially for ski areas across the state that are preparing to open their lifts for the season, according to a Wyoming meteorologist.

But that will change once December rolls around, according to Don Day, founder of Cheyenne’s DayWeather.

“While the ski areas are probably sweaty right now, I’m optimistic things will change in December,” he told the Cowboy State Daily. “And it will happen in early December.”

One of the state’s ski areas, Grand Targhee in Alta, opened for the season on Wednesday with a 30-inch snow base and 69% of the resort open for skiing.

The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort planned to continue its long tradition of opening for the season on Thanksgiving Day, although the terrain available for skiing is limited, according to the ski area’s website.

“Mother Nature got off to a slow start on the low mountain, but with increased snowmaking capacity and dedicated staff working around the clock, we are delighted to open our lifts this Thursday,” said Mary Kate Buckley, President of the region.

Four of the state’s other ski areas – Snow King Resort in Jackson, Hogadon near Casper, Snowy Range near Centennial, and Sleeping Giant near Cody – are slated to open between Dec. 3 and 11, according to the Ski Central website.

Day said that by the time the zones open in December, decent snow is expected to start falling in the state’s mountains.

“Around the first weekend in December it will be much colder and the mountain snows will set in,” he said.

Day attributed the sudden change in weather conditions to La Nina, a weather event that occurs when the surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean drop to below normal levels, affecting weather globally.

“It’s very typical in a La Nina to have alternating months which can be hot and dry, and then the next month it can go the other way around,” he said.

The only ski area that hasn’t announced an opening date is White Pine near Pinedale.

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Bomb storm of November 22, 1874 (as in December 1987) and severe tornado outbreak in the south http://k7buc.org/bomb-storm-of-november-22-1874-as-in-december-1987-and-severe-tornado-outbreak-in-the-south/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:11:00 +0000 http://k7buc.org/bomb-storm-of-november-22-1874-as-in-december-1987-and-severe-tornado-outbreak-in-the-south/

I’m still working on this! More soon!

Snowstorm in Benton County

Prescott, AZ 6 “rain in 87 hours in mid-November 1874

F3 Montevallo Shelby AL 0000 11,000 2 dead – At least 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
F3 Trussels Ferry at Eutaw Greene AL Afternoon 10.5 miles A tornado struck near Trussels Ferry, completely destroying warehouses, homes and other buildings. The tornado then damaged the Mesopotamia Female Seminary in Eutaw.
F? WSW de Moundville Hale AL Afternoon 16.9 miles
F4 SW from Tuscumbia to S from Rogersville Colbert, Lauderdale AL 1800 25 thousand 14 dead – At least 100 homes were demolished in Tuscumbia, or about 1/3 of the city, and some of the deaths occurred in destroyed mansions. A train derailed after the tornado destroyed a bridge and several passengers on the train were injured. Damage also took place in Brickville and thousands of trees were uprooted.

7 1874 11 27 NA Dallas

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No further information was available. This information is taken from the Monthly Weather Review of October 1925 – Tornadoes in Alabama.

6 1874 11 22 1800 Colbert-Lauderdale

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F4 25.0 800 14 30 3 SW Tuscumbia-S Rogersville

The tornado moved northeast. At least 100 houses were demolished in Tuscumbia, which made up about 1/3 of the city. Some of the deaths have occurred in destroyed mansions. A train derailed after the tornado destroyed a bridge. Several passengers on the train were injured. Damage also occurred in the community of Brickville. Thousands of trees have been uprooted.

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4 OSO Moundville – 13.8 SE Moundville
The tornado moved southeast but no further information was available. This information is taken from the Monthly Weather Review of October 1925 – Tornadoes in Alabama.

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Storm information NA 10.5 200 NA NA
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A tornado struck near Trussels Ferry, completely destroying warehouses, homes and other buildings. The tornado then damaged the Mesopotamia Female Seminary in Eutaw.

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Newspaper article F3 11.0 800 2 20 Montevallo-Shelby Springs
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13 First weather alert | Sunday evening November 21, 2021 http://k7buc.org/13-first-weather-alert-sunday-evening-november-21-2021/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 02:25:00 +0000 http://k7buc.org/13-first-weather-alert-sunday-evening-november-21-2021/

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – There will sometimes be gusts for the start of the week. Gusts of up to 20 mph around town and up to 35 mph along the Colorado River on Sunday night. A wind advisory is in effect along the lower Colorado River Valley until Sunday evening. These winds can produce difficult conditions over open water and cause movement problems for high-visibility vehicles coming from the west. Temperatures will start a little cooler on Sunday with highs hitting the upper 60 degrees to lower 70 degrees in the afternoon around the city. The peaks will remain in the 1970s for the Laughlin / Bullhead City area.

Models show an elevation depression developing on the coast early next week. It will travel inland and, together with a short wave of energy, it will offer the potential for light precipitation in southern Nevada. Most of this action tends to stay in the south with more showers possible across SoCal, northern Mexico, and eastern Arizona. A look at the next level humidity levels, southern Nevada will face a tough fight with dry air. Most of this moisture, however, will come in the form of clouds. More clouds will form on Monday and Tuesday.

Thanksgiving promises to be mild with mostly sunny skies and around normal highs.

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WEIS Radio | Local and regional news, sports and weather “” Democracy is at stake “: election officials face continuous threats for doing their jobs http://k7buc.org/weis-radio-local-and-regional-news-sports-and-weather-democracy-is-at-stake-election-officials-face-continuous-threats-for-doing-their-jobs/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 20:32:55 +0000 http://k7buc.org/weis-radio-local-and-regional-news-sports-and-weather-democracy-is-at-stake-election-officials-face-continuous-threats-for-doing-their-jobs/
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(WASHINGTON) – Al Schmidt was at the forefront of history when a batch of votes in Philadelphia tipped the state of Pennsylvania and the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden.

As commissioner for the Republican city of Philadelphia, Schmidt had locked himself for days in the convention center, making sure every vote, by mail or in person, was counted.

“For us, it’s really never about who wins and who loses,” Schmidt told ABC News. “It’s really about counting, counting the votes.”

He defended the vote count and the integrity of the election – only to find himself a target of former President Donald Trump. Four days after the race was called, Trump tweeted Schmidt saying, without proof, that he refused to look at “a mountain of corruption and dishonesty.”

Schmidt said that was when the threats to his life and family began to escalate.

“They have become much more specific, much more graphic, largely targeted at my family, my children,” he said. “Mention my children by name, my address, photos of my house. As if the people who sent them had clearly done their homework.

Schmidt is one of a long list of state and local election officials facing increasing threats, fueling what some say is an unprecedented exodus.

A recent survey from the Brennan Center for Justice found that one in three election officials nationwide does not feel safe on the job. Almost one in five people described threats to their life as a job-related concern.

“There is, I’m sure, no electoral official in the country who, when he ran for the post … never considered death threats, let alone death threats against him. their children as part of that job description, ”Schmidt said.

In Pennsylvania, nearly half of county returning officers have resigned since 2019, according to Lisa Schaefer of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. She said many others cite personal and violent threats.

“These are people who are constantly called and yelled at by their friends and neighbors for things that are often beyond their control,” Schaefer said.

It’s not just local election officials from swing states who are being targeted.

Democrat Roxanna Moritz has resigned following the 2020 election as auditor and commissioner of elections in Scott County, Iowa, after more than a decade on the job. She cited a culture of intimidation towards election officials, who often work long hours with little pay, because “we care about our democracy.”

“The personal attacks on all of us have made us realize that maybe this is not where we want to be,” Moritz told ABC News.

Election experts warn of the loss of institutional knowledge in this wave of resignations historically above the political fray.

Another concern, according to Elizabeth Howard of the Brennan Center for Justice, is who will replace the resigning officials.

“We have seen, for example, candidates for the post of Secretary of State, who is usually the chief electoral officer of the state, who have come out and said that they basically believe in the ‘Big Lie’,” that Trump was cheated of an election victory, Howard said.

ABC News has previously reported on new state laws that shift election administration to highly partisan bodies, as part of a larger effort to push power away from officials who refuted the “big lie.” Some of these changes to election laws appear to be direct retaliation against officials who have defended the integrity of the 2020 results.

In Maricopa County, Arizona, Bill Gates is a Republican member of the board of directors responsible for overseeing the elections. His county has become a hotbed of electoral misinformation despite several recounts and audits confirming President Joe Biden’s victory.

“I have to implore these people to listen to me the truth that I am telling them, because they have been told lies for a year now, and they believe it,” he told ABC News.

More than a year after the election, Gates said he was still being targeted daily online and called out a traitor who should be jailed.

“There have been evenings where we literally spent the night in an Airbnb because of threats,” he told ABC News. “There are nights we slept with the sheriff’s deputies outside the house because of these threats.”

Gates and Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt have both said tackling election misinformation is proving to be a critical test of American democracy.

“I think there is an added obligation for Republicans like me to tell the truth about the 2020 election and stand up to all these lies, regardless of the consequences for any of us,” said Schmidt. “With our democracy at stake, pretty much everything is worth it. “

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13 First weather alert | Friday morning November 19, 2021 http://k7buc.org/13-first-weather-alert-friday-morning-november-19-2021/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 15:33:00 +0000 http://k7buc.org/13-first-weather-alert-friday-morning-november-19-2021/

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Friday will be relatively calm. We will not shake the high clouds, but we will still see sun. Temperatures will hover around the above average. The peaks will hit the upper 60s to the low 70s around town, the low 50s in the middle of the Spring Mountains and flirt with the 80s around the Colorado River. Winds will increase slightly for our higher altitudes over the next few days with gusts of up to 25 mph. A light breeze will cross the valley this weekend as a weak cold front passes. This will bring the temperatures down slightly but no big changes. Winds can blow up to 35 mph around the Colorado River.

Models show an upper level minimum developing on the coast early next week. It will travel inland and together with a short wave of energy it will create the potential for light precipitation in southern Nevada. Most of this action tends to stay in the south with more showers possible across SoCal, northern Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. A look at the higher level humidity levels, southern Nevada will struggle with dry air, but if that moist air mass can pass, light precipitation is possible. We will continue to monitor this system as the winds will pick up early next week with thicker clouds on Monday and Tuesday.

Thanksgiving promises to be mild with mostly sunny skies and normal peaks.

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As winter approaches, incredible local Washington state weather records http://k7buc.org/as-winter-approaches-incredible-local-washington-state-weather-records/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 21:54:57 +0000 http://k7buc.org/as-winter-approaches-incredible-local-washington-state-weather-records/

As winter approaches, I wonder what weather records we could set this year.

After the warmest temperatures recorded in the region’s history earlier this year, will winter go in the opposite direction? These are compiled from the National Weather Service (NWS-NOAA) and the Washington State Climatologist’s website. According to NOAA, official federal registers for Tri-Cities did not begin until 1937, but others were kept locally. These are NOAA-NWS.

WHAT ARE THE BENCHMARKS THAT MAKE MOTHER NATURE TURN?

  • The coldest temperature of the Tri-Cities ever recorded: -21 degrees on January 21, 1985
  • Coldest in Washington State History: -48 in Mazama and Winthrop on December 30, 1968

AND THE SNOW?

  • More snow in one day in Tri-City history: 16.2 inches November 21, 1952
  • More Snow in a Day in Washington State History: 65 inches at Crystal Mountain on February 24, 1994
  • More snow in a month Tri-Cities: 27.9 inches in March 1960
Christmas snow? (Townsquare media)

MOST LOCAL AND STATE RAIN?

  • Most Precipitation in Tri-City History in One Day: 3.65 inches October 16, 1964
  • Most Precipitation in Wa State in One Day: 14.26 inches at Mount Mitchell November 23-24, 1984 (24 hours) Mtichell is located in Skamania County in the southwestern corner of the state.

Will we have snow on Thanksgiving? May be. NOAA says the average temperature for our Tri-Cities vacation is 44 degrees. We will see!

We know one thing. If we get a big blast of snow, every store will be depleted of snow shovels, and they will be swept from your porch or driveway if you don’t hide them.

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Round Up: Wet Weather Setup Tips from EWS & World Cup Racing http://k7buc.org/round-up-wet-weather-setup-tips-from-ews-world-cup-racing/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 02:17:07 +0000 http://k7buc.org/round-up-wet-weather-setup-tips-from-ews-world-cup-racing/ Each rider has their own set-up and when it comes to difficult weather conditions, everyone has their own solution to the problem. We decided to search the Pinkbike bike verification archive for the wetter weather patterns we’ve spotted in World Cup and EWS races over the years.


Probably one of the most talked about wet weather setups in recent years has been the use of duct tape on the down tube at the Olympics and some XC World Cup races. Jolanda Neff has her Olympic gold medalist bike fitted with a wavy ribbon, the idea is to make it more difficult for the mud to grip the frame. If the mud ends up getting stuck, you can easily remove the tape to clean the bike halfway.


The classic wet weather setup should be a front fender. It does a great job of keeping mud and debris away from the down tube and, depending on the size, can help keep your vision clear. While most races tend to use shorter wings when conditions get really bad, we see some riders going for taller setups.

Although rarer, some riders use a rear fender, it is most likely mounted on the frame to keep the mud away from the rear suspension.

However, a mudguard is not always the best solution for runners, we saw many runners ditch the mudguard during the mud infested Leogang World Championships 2020. In this race, the mud ended up being so sticky it blocked the wings, making it more of a hindrance than an advantage.




After the insanely wet and wild 2020 EWS race in Zermatt, Joe Barnes shared some creative tips for tackling the conditions. Joe’s clever creations include hand guards modified to eliminate wind chill, heated grips for grilled hands and more.


While not always used in wet weather, many runners add a small piece of duct tape to their levers to add extra control and grip. The last thing you want is to slide your brake levers during a wet and muddy run.


Choosing tires for muddy races is not always about maximum grip. At this year’s XC World Cup in Nove Mesto, BMC was trying to decide between using a tire that rolls faster or a tire that can clear mud faster. For the BMC team, they were weighing on the decision between a Vittoria Mezcal which would roll faster and could release mud on the paved sections or the Peyote which would clear the mud faster on most sections of the course for more grip. when runners need this.





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Cold start, but warmer later in the week http://k7buc.org/cold-start-but-warmer-later-in-the-week/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 14:35:11 +0000 http://k7buc.org/cold-start-but-warmer-later-in-the-week/

The Hudson Valley saw heavy rains and thunderstorms ending last week, with much warmer than average temperatures being felt across the region. This, in turn, fueled some pretty wild Fridays and Saturdays. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms and even confirmed tornadoes have hit parts of the Hudson Valley and the Northeast, which is quite rare for this time of year. But once the front was finally cleared, much cooler air returned to the area, making it feel like it was November again. But how long will it last?

Monday started out cold, and it won’t be much hotter during the day. Expect a mix of sun and cloud with highs in the 40s and gusty winds in the afternoon. The lows will drop to around 30 overnight, under partly cloudy skies. Tuesday will again see partly cloudy skies and peaks in the upper 40s. The lows will drop into the low 30s again overnight. But after the week begins, expect warmer temperatures to return.

Wednesday will bring a bit of a warm-up, with peaks in the mid-1950s and mostly cloudy skies. The chance of rain returns Thursday as temperatures climb nicely into the 60s. The best chance for rain will be during the afternoon as another front passes, once again bringing in a lot of air. colder behind him. Friday will end the week as it started, with cloudy skies and highs only in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s. The extended weekend forecast calls for highs in the 40s above 50s below, and a mix of sun and cloud.

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Stacker ranked the costliest climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damage, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list begins with Hurricane Sally, which caused $ 7.3 billion in damage in 2020, and ends with a devastating hurricane in 2005 that caused $ 170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Read on for the 50 costliest climate disasters of the past decades in the United States.

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