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Mon., Oct. 12, 2009, 3:33 a.m.

Frozen irritation woes…

Photo Credit: Marshall Smith (The Spokesman-Review)
Photo Credit: Marshall Smith (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

Photo Credit: Marshall Smith

After a perfectly lovely breakfast Saturday morning with M Hibbs, Ron-the-Cop and Marshall Smith, one of the many topics of conversation was the unusually cold temperatures outside for, as we sat down to breakfast the outside temperature was just breaking 27 degrees. As fate would have it, this was cold enough to break other things, as well, such as the sprinkler systems at various public places throughout the city.

The Union Credit Union at Baldwin and Hamilton was already freezing up, and due to the fact they obviously haven't caught on to what nature was doing to their sprinkler system, the amount of ice cascading down their front walk and throughout their foliage has increased over the weekend, rather than dissipated. It remains to be seen whether or not permanent and thus expensive damage has been done to their underground sprinkler lines.

However, this has been a winter-like weekend across the Inland Northwest, not to mention portions of Idaho (where potatoes may have frozen) and Montana where ice and snow have already made roads and exercise in futility.

As of this Monday morning at nearly 4:00 AM, the temperature outside stands near 20 degrees, and presumably the ice at the credit union on North Hamilton will have grown in size.

Of course they tell us that by mid-week, a warming trend will take place, with the possibility of snow in the Spokane area. Yeek!


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