Daily Archives: April 5, 2021

Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2021 Ice-Out: April 4 — 14th Joint Earliest On Record; Even Earlier Than Last Year.

by Anura Guruge

Ice Out 1999 to 2021.

Click to ENLARGE. Ice-out dates since 1999. Last column indicates # days into the year; i.e., days since January 1 of that year.


I take LEAP YEARS into account.
This year was NOT a LEAP YEAR.
So, April 5 this year,
in terms of days since Jan. 1,
is 94. If it had been a Leap Year
it would have been day #95.

Pretty amazing. Even earlier than last year — by two days. Coincidentally, it was again on a Monday. Monday’s, of late, have become a good day for ice-outs.

I had NOT expected this year to be this soon given that it was a COLD winter.

But, I know WHY we got this early date. WINDS. WINDS. WINDS. It has been a WINDY year. Last week we had unusually high winds. That is what broke up the ice.

Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.

Related posts:
Search ‘Winni‘ & ‘ice‘.

by Anura Guruge

“Shibboleth”, A Lovely, Powerful Word That I Discovered Today.

by Anura Guruge

This NBC post is where I saw. Click on image to access the original story.

I came across it in the above NBC post. Stopped me dead in my tracks. I could not recall ever coming across that word. Something about it. It sounded so evocative. Had to look it up.

Its meaning blew me away. WOW. What a great word. I am bummed that I had never come across it before.

I love words. I love names — which also happen to be words.

I had to share this word with YOU.

I discovered that it was Biblical. Yes, I can see the Hebrew origins.

Related posts:
Search ‘words‘.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — April 5, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge