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Old 2008-03-23, 09:01   #1
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Default I'm Dreaming of a White Easter

My dreams have come true. It's snowing heavily here in south Cambridgeshire. Only 2-3cm has settled so far, but seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight.


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Old 2008-03-23, 09:59   #2
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i woke up this morning to snow as well
it is sadly beginning to melt though
Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 2008-03-23, 11:21   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computus

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The calculations for the date of Easter are somewhat complicated. In the Western Church, Easter has not fallen on the earliest of the 35 possible dates, March 22, since 1818, and will not do so again until 2285. It will, however, fall on March 23 in 2008, but will not do so again until 2160. Easter last fell on the latest possible date, April 25, in 1943 and will next fall on that date in 2038. However, it will fall on April 24, just one day before this latest possible date, in 2011.

The cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years, with April 19 being the most common date, happening 220,400 times, or 3.9% compared to a median for all dates of 189,525 times, or 3.3%.
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The cycle of Easter dates repeats after exactly 5,700,000 years...
I've read this before -tho possibly only in the same article- and wondered what 'exactly 5,700,000 years' means: i don't think the number of leap years required over spans of tens of thousands of years can be meaningfully computed. I'll check some different sources.

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Old 2008-03-23, 12:22   #5
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My dreams have come true. It's snowing heavily here in south Cambridgeshire. Only 2-3cm has settled so far, but seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight.

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We about 16 inches of snow here on Friday (Franklin, WI, USA). Oddly enough this year both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday services were cancelled at church due to snow. We had 10 inches of snow on Ash Wednesday. As of today, the Milwaukee area has had about 96 inches of snow during the season, more than 50 inches above average and 13 inches short of the all time record going back about 140 years.
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Old 2008-03-24, 04:14   #6
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Lucky you. It almost never snows here in the Bay Area.
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Here, about 50 kilometers south of Vienna, 1.5 cm snow has settled overnight.
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Old 2008-03-24, 17:56   #8
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seeing all the bamboos covered in snow is an unusual, not to say slightly exotic sight.
It's meteorological panda-monium! As in, "snow, shoots and leaves".
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Old 2008-03-24, 19:39   #9
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Default Southern California snow has melted

It saddens me to report: No snow at sea level here in Southern California at this time.
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