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animalspirits
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Username: animalspiritstalstarcom

Post Number: 9954
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

allan,

It's still just sitting there.


Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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animalspirits
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Username: animalspiritstalstarcom

Post Number: 9957
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Mama,

Still sending you energy to keep the water off your house and out of your life.

wuvs,

d
Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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allan
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Indeed spirits I thought it would be showing signs of breaking up by this morning. Have been studying jet stream maps and animations and looks like there is not enough strength to push it. Thanks chess for the links to the watchers site its really good......
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allan
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Post Number: 32
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I didn't know Mama was is danger from the flooding. All hopes and energy to keep her high and dry........
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anna
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Username: anna

Post Number: 3361
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Chess thanks for the links to the watchers site, interesting stuff...
http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1287624

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Mike
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Username: xevious

Post Number: 180
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Couple of really great weather websites to check for a wide variety of meteorological observations.

http://weather.unisys.com/index.php

http://www.wunderground.com
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anna
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Username: anna

Post Number: 3362
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 12:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

High of 85 today, high of 58 tomorrow, pick a season already!!!
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Sharon2
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Username: sharon2468

Post Number: 3821
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Anna, that is typical of Ohio's 'Dyslexic' weather as well!

We had a high of 85 a few days ago and today is 58.

How are your chickens? Many eggs?
Our life is determined by the choices we make!
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allan
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

It's been over a week now and the low pressure vortex in the north Atlantic I mentioned above is still there. It has been drifting to the east but has not diminished.
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animalspirits
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Username: animalspiritstalstarcom

Post Number: 9986
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

It sure hasn't diminished. Scary looking thing.
Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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allan
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Wow anna 6 years is a very long time for a thread to last. Thanks it has been great....
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Sara
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Post Number: 49
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I live in Maryland. I'm watching the 5 PM local news right now. The lead story was about the tornado that devastated Joplin, MO, yesterday. This was immediately followed by a story that there have already been 20 tornadoes in Maryland this season, whereas we usually get either none or one a year, or in a very bad year, two or three. This is unprecedented. And the season isn't over yet.
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Sara
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Post Number: 50
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Fortunately Maryland's tornadoes have caused minimal loss of life and damage compared to so many other places, especially considering how much more densely populated Maryland is compared to areas elsewhere that have been devastated. We've been very lucky in that regard. "Minimal loss of life," however, is primarily only counted in human lives with occasional reporting of livestock (for the economic factor) and people's dogs and cats (for the human interest factor). My heart breaks for the birds, woodland animals, reptiles, fish and other non-human lives lost in these events that generally go uncounted, unreported, and perhaps unnoticed; and for the loss of these beings' habitats.
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blue
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Username: jennyblue

Post Number: 1014
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

question first: last night when the thunderstorms/high wind swept thru -- two very loud cracks of thunder (in the space of an hour -- one around 9:20 or 9:40 pm CDT) literally SHOOK my house. I have never experienced this before. Has anyone else?

couple of comments: some of the weekends' events and amazing stories makes me wonder if those guys with their rapture prophecy werent on to something . . . perhaps their interpretation of "rapture" needs some tweeking. maybe its more of a process than an event.

my heart goes out to all those negatively effected by the storms and other turmoil going on these dayz as well . . .
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Hopi Elders 2001.

to be a rock and still to roll . . .
change we can believe in is here -- The Ed Show
Love is the Way ~ Jesus of Nazareth
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animalspirits
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Username: animalspiritstalstarcom

Post Number: 10008
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Blue,

Yes. My sister said that it happened to them this spring as well.
Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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blue
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Post Number: 1018
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

thanks. animalspirits. i searched online and found some comments that other people have experience this also.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Hopi Elders 2001.

to be a rock and still to roll . . .
change we can believe in is here -- The Ed Show
Love is the Way ~ Jesus of Nazareth
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Sharon2
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Post Number: 3830
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Blue, that thought occurred to me too. As much as my friends and I make fun of the 'doomsday' beliefs... There really was a doomsday of sorts... for the people who were 'taken'.

We had a really bad storm here on Sunday night. I was afraid for the first time in ages. I'm not sure why.

Life is weird!
Our life is determined by the choices we make!
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miaree9
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Post Number: 4748
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Oh,my: Record high 107 set Friday in Abilene.
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blue
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Post Number: 1020
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

i know how you feel, sharon.

most of my life, i have loved storms. When i lived on the east coast for a while, i really missed the big thunderstorms we have here in the north central states. but since the 90s. the wind gusts that have accompanied many of our big thunderstorms and the number of tornadoes that they seem to spawn -- I feel anxiety as well and its getting harder to enjoy them.


i wonder if these kind of thunderboomers (?) dont have a connection with the sinkholes opening up all over the place. while the thunder was loud, i have heard loud thunder before that never shook the building i was in. so I am thinking there's another factor involved -- perhaps proximity to the earth.

(Message edited by jennyblue on May 28, 2011)
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Hopi Elders 2001.

to be a rock and still to roll . . .
change we can believe in is here -- The Ed Show
Love is the Way ~ Jesus of Nazareth
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anna
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Username: anna

Post Number: 3368
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 11:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Sharon, eggs are pretty steady now. Have a 3rd new chicken "Henny".

Being in these recent storms here, I can say how bizarre it is becoming. Cold, windy and more rain than before, a trend I'm seeing the last several years. I hope people prepare as much as they can for this, and hunker down. And leave if it's not safe...
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anna
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Username: anna

Post Number: 3369
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Pru passed, I'm so sad...
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animalspirits
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Username: animalspiritstalstarcom

Post Number: 10035
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 1:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I am so very sorry Anna...She loves your whole family.

She was my favorite.


Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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anna
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Username: anna

Post Number: 3370
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 7:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Thanks, I'm glad Rosie's not alone...
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anna
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Post Number: 3371
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, June 06, 2011 - 8:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

High 86 yesterday, in the 60's now. More rain on the way, and flood warnings all over the place...
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Sharon2
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Post Number: 3843
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Hot and humid today. Then we got a dark storm roll in with wind and hail. It did cool things off but still humid.

How long do chickens live? You didn't have Pru that long, did you?
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Jimmy
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Post Number: 1583
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 4:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

wow they closed the schools in the Delaware Valley..110 heat index & a temp of 99 in Philadelphia....in JUNE!

There are not many AC's up North like in the South but nowadays they need the entire school out fitted,,, sheez
"Don't take life to seriously;no one gets out alive."

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anna
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Post Number: 3372
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Sharon, Pru and Sarah lived about 1 year, very odd, but what can you do? Sudden and unpredictable. I have 2 new babies, pics on my "chicken page"-

http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=52301
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lisa
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Post Number: 226
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Here in southwest Florida our daytime highs are about normal 90 to 92 but the strange thing is our nighttime lows - they are about 10 degrees higher than normal - normal is 70-72 and they are running 80-82. Yesterday my back lanai read 81 degrees at 6:00 in the morning!!
The circle of life sure has some sharp edges!
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animalspirits
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Post Number: 10114
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

lisa,

You think that is bad...

We had a all time record high here yesterday of 105. It was the hottest it has been here since they started the records in 1892.

We had bad thunderboomers late in the afternoon or it could have gone higher.


Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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Sharon2
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Post Number: 3853
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Nice pictures, Anna! The chicks are cute! You and Dave did a nice job with the coop!

It's been very pleasant in central Ohio this week. But next week back in the 90s again.
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lisa
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

AS - that's crazy!! What was the heat index?!?!?! 110? That's unbearable even for a Floridian!!
The circle of life sure has some sharp edges!
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lisa
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/tampa-records-hottest-overnight-temperature -in-more-than-120-years/1175392
The circle of life sure has some sharp edges!
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susi
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

crap, as, that's hotter than here in the old pueblo!!
sure you can trust the government....just ask an indian.
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bean
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Well, wed. was 110 here in the valley...bloody hot, I'll tell ya!
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animalspirits
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

LOL. I don't know what the heat index was, I didn't want to know.

The temperatures were down a bit today, around 99 or so.

We are cooking lunch on sidewalks.

What is even worse is that Florida is in a severe drought. We had bad thunderstorms here yesterday and there was smoke this morning so I am wondering if something was set on fire due to the lightening, which was significant.

Can't wait for July. Glad I had my annual AC/Heat pump checked today. They said it is doing fine.
Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred.

~Yotee Coyote


Blog: http://animalspirits--withoutfear.blogspot.com
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miaree9
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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

It's been crazy hot here in Texas, too. It's currently 2:05 A.M., and it's 90°.
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anna
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Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 1:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We're still overly cool. Rained today, 65 degrees. Normally it would be pushing 80's. Barely into the 70's this month. The rain is nice, but my veggie garden need some heat!!!
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anna
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Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Well, it's finally moderating here- been 70/80-ish, in the 90's today. Supposed to cool off a bit tomorrow. Atleast my tomatoes are finally growing!!!
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tomkowt
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

the face of weirdness

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2011/jun/28/2010-year-global-weird ing
Something unknown is doing we don't know what. �� Sir Arthur Eddington, 1927

For human evolution to continue, the conversation must deepen.�-Margaret Mead
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anna
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Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 1:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I think we finally got to "summer"- 80's and 90's...
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anna
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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 8:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

50 mile wide dust storm cover Phoenix, glad I don't live in the desert!!! Looks like the wrath of god, or nature, on the vid-
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/07/06/vo.az.dust.storm.ktvk?iref=allsea rch
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Mike
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Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Crazy squall line hit where I live in Ottawa, Canada, winds suddenly wiped up and at times reached up to 60 miles an hour. The winds knocked down a stage at a music even and trees around the region, some 35,000 people lost power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWmH3YKQvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCxwBA_LHXw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WIV3igE6k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fbae8KreEA

(Message edited by xevious on July 19, 2011)
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anna
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Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I have noticed my veggie garden being a barometer for our weather-
my veggy bed is a full month behind (mostly tomatoes and peppers),

my cold frame (full of lettuces) would usually be going to seed. Lettuces are only about 3 inches across.

Wet spring/cool early summer has really bogged things down.

Perrennials have really gone crazy!

Good news- haven't had to water as much...

No squalls here either, glad I don't live near a coast these days....
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Mike
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Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Texas drought is ending but I'm sure it'll be followed unfortunately by massive flooding. As of today storms have hit western Texas, the whole state is going to have the break it needs. I find it ironic that here in Ottawa, Ontario Canada it felt like early September, a good break from the heat...

http://weather.unisys.com/satellite/sat_vis.php?image=ir&inv=0&t=l12&region=us

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Sara
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

cnn.com story yesterday (8/13/11):

"Heat pops pipes nationwide; brace for higher bills"

Critical water pipelines are breaking from coast to coast, triggered by this summer's record high temperatures. It's not a phenomenon or coincidence, experts say. It's a clear sign that Americans should brace for more water interruptions, accompanied by skyrocketing water bills.

The heat wave of the past few weeks has burst hundreds of crucial pipes in California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky and New York, temporarily shutting off water to countless consumers just when they needed it most.

"It's one of the worst summers," said Debbie Ragan of Oklahoma City's Utilities Department. As days of 100 degree-plus temperatures bake the region, the utility reports 685 water main breaks since July alone. That's an estimated rate of four times normal. To keep up with repairs, Ragan said, workers have been putting in 12-to 16-hour shifts 24/7.

"It's the heat and the high water usage," Ragan said.


You can read full article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/13/water.infrastructure/index.html?iref=obinsite

(Message edited by Sara on August 14, 2011)
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Sara
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

High winds topple stage at Indiana fair

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/14/indiana.stage.collapse/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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animalspirits
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I told you all last year that my Visitor Guide said it is about water and whether you have access to it.

Access to water is going to become important and will be affecting the lives of each of you.

Conservation of water is extremely important...and we all need to be doing this.
Understand that all things are sacred--yet nothing is sacred. ~Yotee Coyote

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lassensage
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Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Summers are normally dry from June to mid-Sept. This summer we had rain every few wks and much cooler weather. It's been a good 10 degrees cooler day and night. Best yr for my strawberries ever. After such a cool summer we are wondering what winter will be like.
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anna
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Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We finally got RAIN! After suffering thru major forest fire smoke, I asked mt energy working friends to help out. Got 3/4 of an inch of rain the next week, love it....
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anna
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 9:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Poured today! Finally cooling in fall~~~
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lassensage
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We had our first snow today..Big fluffy flakes,,and thunder..Maybe 4 times.Kind of unusual to have it while it is snowing..Sometimes we get it before the rain turn to snow.
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blue
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

we've had thunder snow the last few winters -- even tho i've always lived in snowcovered winters, i had never heard of it until relatively recently.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Hopi Elders 2001.

to be a rock and still to roll . . .
change we can believe in is here -- The Ed Show
Love is the Way ~ Jesus of Nazareth
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anna
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Posted on Saturday, October 08, 2011 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We went from 90's to high of 45 in 10 days...
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Ldyhawk369
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Post Number: 1165
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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

This is insane, we are supposed to get 5-8 inches of snow tomorrow!!! Had ac on last week. Please do not repeat last winter!!!
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Sharon2
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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 7:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We had frost on the pumpkin this morning - 30 degrees!

Three days ago we had a cook out with a bonfire. It was a sunny fall day in the 60s.
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Buddie
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Post Number: 4704
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

blue up here in Canada we have
Thunder Snow often..I like it
since its just a few bolts of
lightening and Thunder claps..
and the way it sounds ..
its MUFFFFELED ...
BOOOOMMMMMMM ROOOLLLLLLLL
then its gone :-)
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Ldyhawk369
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Post Number: 1166
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Looks like a winters day outside, so surreal.
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Ldyhawk369
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Post Number: 1167
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 8:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Had a foot of snow, lost power yesterday came back on tonight. Very happy to have heat and hot water.
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susi
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Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

it's going to be in the 80's tomorrow and the next day, in the 60's! what a jump!
sure you can trust the government....just ask an indian.
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lassensage
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Post Number: 49
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 2:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

SNOW,Snow here today...about 4 inches of fluffy lovely snow..Much easier to appreciate since it will be sunny tomorrow and I don't have to shovel.

Kind of a slow start to winter here,,which if fine..a few inches of snow then sunshine if very fine..Have to cover our fruit trees and blueberry bushes with freshly fallen pine needles before the next storm.
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Second Wind
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Post Number: 5806
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Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 - 8:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

ldyhawk, I am so sorry you went through a power outage.

Would you be willing to share with me/us how you got through it?

I take it you have an electric hot water heater?

Do you have a fireplace?

Were you "prepared" for such an event? If so, in what ways.

I am so glad you have your power back!
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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Ldyhawk369
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Post Number: 1180
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

so sorry it took so long to answer Second Wind, my daughter had twins and I was helping her for 4 weeks. Everything is electric in my condo, plus have well water so no power no water. I had purchased a little sterno stove back in 2000 and it came in very handy could heat foods, coffee, tea etc. do not have fireplace. I had two layers of every thing on and used many blankets to stay warm but would not like to go through days without heat. The condo got a generator for the well recently so the water will stay on only cold though. In the event of something lasting for days will go stay with one of my daughters.
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Second Wind
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Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

It would truly mean a LOT to me, ldyhawk, if you would tell me, in more detail, how you dealt with that power outage.

I understand if you don't want to go to the effort to explain.....

..But I would really like to know how you coped with the outage.

How many hours were you without power?

Did you stay in your condo the entire time?

If not, where did you go?

Do you have pets?

I just wish to hear DETAILED, basically "documentary style" stories from people like you, who have been faced with power outages in extreme weather.....especially COLD.

Blessings!

SW
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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anna
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Post Number: 3468
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We're in a drought right now- no rain or snow for a couple of months. It looked like fall this week- drove from Boise to Portland, Oregon. Brown and dry, a little fog, weird. Hopefully some storms in the next week or so will break the spell :-) My backyard is bone dry.
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anna
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Post Number: 3469
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Portland is in a record dry spell too...
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lassensage
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

No snow for X-mas here, highly unusual. Had some small warm rain storms with high winds this yr and just a tiny amount of snow.

Maybe by the New Year we'll have some snow.
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anna
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Post Number: 3471
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Finally got a bit of rain, and in the mid-50's, bizarre. Supposed to get colder tomorrow. I'm listening to the subscriber interview with Petersen about coming increased climate change. WOW...
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lassensage
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Post Number: 147
Registered: 8-2011
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Some rain here this morning and a mild 40F. Just a little storm and still no snow.
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anna
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Post Number: 3479
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 12:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Heavy winds and rain last night...
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Geoff
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Post Number: 1271
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 - 2:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

A very warm winter continues for the middle part of the USA

WeatherWatch
Fri, 06/01/2012


It's winter on the other side of the equator. You don't need me to tell you that.

But maybe someone should send Ma Nature a reminder.

Normally, this is the time of year when brutally cold weather spreads across the American Midwest and and Great Plains. States like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota can experience temperatures that most Kiwis have only dreamt of.

In their nightmares.

But, that's what happens when are living that far away from the equator in the middle of huge mass of land. The average high for an early January afternoon is around -3 C (26 F) in places like Des Moines, Iowa and Minneapolis, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their winter right now is more like a New Zealand winter.

At last check (around 3pm local time), Des Moines, Iowa was at 18 C (64 F), La Crosse, Wisconsin was at 10 C (50 F) and Minneapolis, Minnesota was at 6 C (43 F). This is record-breaking heat for these folks.

Keep in mind, this time of year, it is nothing for these locations to see temperatures below -17 C for several days in a row.

And this is just a continuation of what has already been a very mild winter. December was very mild and almost snow-free. Which actually helps contribute to the warmth. A deep snow pack is a huge help in achieving very cold temperatures.

And for places in the US that are supposed to be warm, like Miami, Florida, temperatures are unseasonably cold.

Which actually makes sense. The same mechanism that allows the warm air to surge north in one part of the country allows the cold air to spill south.

So whilst we are waiting for summer to start. These folks are still waiting for winter.

This winter still may average out for them. Cory Malles, Chief Meteorologist for a television station in Wisconsin, says; "There's still a lot of winter left." He says that this winter is starting off like the 2006-2007 winter did. December and January were mild. But when February started, back to back snow stoms dumped almost 53 cm of snow on the region.

Malles says, "All it takes is a couple of snow storms and you are right back into good old fashioned winter."

Now, colder air on the way for next week. Daytime highs are expected to drop back close to 0 C. However, no snow is in the forecast for at least another 7 to 10 days.



By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph
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miaree9
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Post Number: 4893
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 - 9:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Meanwhile, down here in Texas: 2011 was Texas' driest year on record.

The National Weather Service says 2011 was Texas' driest year on record as well as its second hottest.

The agency said Friday the average rainfall for the drought-stricken state last year was 14.88 inches. The previous driest average total was in 1917 with 14.99 inches.

The weather service says 2011's average temperature was 67.2 degrees. Texas' warmest year on record was in 1921 with an average temperature of 67.5 degrees.

Last year Texas suffered its worst single-year drought, its largest agricultural losses and the hottest summer in U.S. history. From June through August, Texas averaged 86.8 degrees, beating out Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees in 1934.

The current drought started in fall 2010. Forecasters say it is expected to drag on at least through June.
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anna
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Post Number: 3485
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

We have been super dry since Oct. Luckily, finally, we have a series of storms lined up, with lots of mtn. snow in the forecast. Ski areas and their 1000's of employees have really suffered.... and we need a good snow pack for the spring/summer and fire season....
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anna
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Post Number: 3489
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Finally more "normal" type weather, snow/rain, yeah!
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lisa
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Post Number: 240
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Still warmer than usual here in Florida. Should be in the low 70's but we've been in the low 80's.
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animalspirits
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Post Number: 10443
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I am saving a lot of money not have to heat or AC this winter. Don't know about you.

I am concerned about horrible-cane season this year though.
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