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BS: Is it snowing where you live?

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Subject: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 03:55 PM

It snowed in Montana earlier this week. It melted in lower elevations today, but tonight we expect a snow storm that will last.
'sigh'
It has been known to snow any month of the year here, but...
Snow storms don't usually hit until Halloween night, when the kids have to wear parkas over their costumes, but it is coming early this year. I'm not happy about that!

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:12 PM

Not yet but it's nippy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Cats
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:18 PM

No, a bit damp but otherwise a typical warm autumnal day in Cornwall, UK


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Peace
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:22 PM

Yes.

Humbug!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:23 PM

Rainy and cold here. I have a space heater in my bedroom and I'm in here watching Stargate Universe on Hulu on my laptop. Just too much excitement. (But at least I have power.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 04:27 PM

sounds cozy, Jeri.
When I'm not working on the road, I tend to retreat to living just in my bedroom during the cold months, keeping the door closed with the laptop handy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 05:50 PM

No snow yet in Midcoast Maine. It is raw, cold, and raining. I'm working on food dehydration and Truelove has been splitting wood all afternoon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 06:45 PM

It has (Wednesday) and it's gonna -- tonight and tomorrow. The mountains are already crowned with feathery wreaths of the globby white stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 06:47 PM

cold and rainy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 10:52 PM

A cold wind has been blowing all day, and now it is bending the aspens and shaking the windows, making neighborhood dogs howl. Brrrrrr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 11:08 PM

Not in Alaska! At least, not in southeast Alaska. There is fresh snow on the mountain tops and in the mornings the wharf is slick and slippery with a light freeze but there has been no flying snow. The temperatures have dropped to the low 30s at night but after the fog burns off it is clear and warmish all day.

This time of year I always like to recall KT's line in Wondrous Gift of Love (revamped to be a wedding song): 'May you always see fog's promise of a bright new day.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 06:37 AM

Warm and sunny in Hampshire(UK), but it was a bit chilly last night, so we lit the fire and watched the flames while enjoying a glass of wine.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 08:39 AM

Here in the Selkirks we've had snow on the Sawtooth Range and even on Elephant Mountain but none in town so far.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 12:09 PM

Well, it was forecast to snow in town last night, it felt like it would snow (we have lots of snow on the mountains around town) so I moved the potted plants inside yesterday. I put the snow shovel on the front steps and said goodbye to the green leaves still on all the trees.
I woke up expecting to see white.... and it is still green outside. The sky is grey, though, so the forecasted snow may come today. I'm not ready!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: skarpi
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 12:26 PM

hmmm strange , I send a post in here yesterday and its gone ??

yes its snowin here , the winter has a arrived :)
its -2 now its clear sky and very cold . but tomorrow more snow coming .
and who was talking about world warming up ?? its not happening here .
Every 50 millions year s or so the earth it self make her own changes.
but we surely don´t help :>Þ

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 12:35 PM

Ah, now the flakes are coming down. Strange that the trees are all leafy green and suddenly we have snow, instead of the usual autumn cold snap that makes them turn and fall before the snow comes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 01:51 PM

Alice... trees turn colour based on the length of the day. Ours are beautiful and snow is a fair way off... I hope... >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:20 PM

... and the cold causing the sugar in the leaves after photosynthesis stops to be the color of the leaves. Some of the trees have started turning, but it was still warm enough that for the most part, the chlorophyll was still there.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:24 PM

"A late spring, or a severe summer drought, can delay the onset of fall color by a few weeks."

We had a cool, late spring this year. Maybe I can still see green for awhile longer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 02:27 PM

Web Camera of real time views Flakes melting, not sticking.


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From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 03:58 PM

"New camera installed! Canon VB-C50i. Should have a little better focus and will work with all versions of Java. "

Uhhhh... nope. Just installed it and it ain't workin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 04:15 PM

It's starting again....


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 04:17 PM

The sky is falling?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 04:21 PM

Calgary- those little pieces of white stuff ara sticking to the grass and trees. Spring is short, fall is short, and winter is long (no real summer this year- can't wait for global warming).


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 04:57 PM

Nope ! In fact, this week I saw very young Coots on the river Thames ,a pair of Mallard copulating,and a Wood Pigeon collecting nesting materials.So I guess the snow is a long way off yet !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 05:14 PM

Any chance you could send a bit of the soft white fluffy stuff here?

Being holed up by the fire with Fiona, and a couple of cold glasses of Champange for a few days seem like a damm good idea!!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 05:23 PM

Hehehehe... hole away and pretend buddy!

Wassail.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 11:42 AM

Wish I could post a picture of what I see outside. Thick blanket of white on everything, and more coming down. The web cam shows it, if it works for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:34 AM

40 inches of snow at Coal Creek
Three to four inches in my town, enough to
bring down power lines and cut electricity
in some places.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Dave_
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:42 AM

South East Spain,lovely and warmm mid 20`s. We had a Gotta Fria last week which is loadsa rain, like a foot in 2 hours, snow...they would die of shock if they seen snow fall around here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 01:32 PM

Here is a photo from the storm that is on cnn.com.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:15 PM

What is this "snow" of which you write? I am not familiar with this. Is it a European thing?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:43 PM

Alice.... thank goodness that here in Atlantic Canada the trees loose their leaves in advance of such wet snows. That is hardly enough snow to sniff at here, but the timing of it is horrendous! The damage caused by that combination is nasty! Hope peeps are okay.

Amos... you know... >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: CarolC
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:48 PM

It was cool enough here last night that I considered turning off the air conditioning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:55 PM

Down here at the other end of the world we have been enjoying a lovely warm spring but last weekend a storm hit the country and snow cut off the middle of the North Island. People trying to drive between the north and the south were stuck while the Desert Road was closed and the Napier/Taupo road was closed and the Central plateau was covered in snow. You can see the snow on the ranges from here but it didn't reach sea level.
My niece was heading off for a week long family holiday, starting from Wellington last Sunday and ending with a visit to us in Hawke's Bay on Thursday but they only reached Taihape and were stopped. They considered a back route to Napier but driving on unsealed roads in the snow was not really an option. They tried to head for New Plymouth but were stopped again, so they bought McDonalds at Bulls and went back home. A 7 hour holiday!
But that was a lot warmer than some people who were stuck in cars in the snow. A workmate was due back yesterday but she has been stuck at Taupo since Sunday.
Roll on summer!
Roll on global warming!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:01 PM

Ah, yes, the beach... where I would like to be in Jan or Feb next year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: mmm1a
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:54 PM

no snow just damp rain and wind


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 06:19 PM

where


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:05 PM

where?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: mmm1a
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:01 PM

are you asking me where? If so Indiana about 40 or so miles south of Fort Wayne.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:18 PM

Is it snowing where you live?

Not yet. It's about +30C in Brisbane so not really expecting any either, but some rain would be nice if you can spare some.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:55 PM

We tend to get these damaging heavy snows when the trees have leafed out in SPRING. This is early for this deep and wet a snow storm, before the Autumn leaves have fallen.

Here are more photos.


Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:13 PM

Oh gosh we're a long way from snow here in central Virginia. The weather is just perfect, pleasantly cool - but not to the point where you'd need more than a light jacket. Feels so nice after the heat of summer. There was a light drizzle of rain this evening, but it's clear and temperate outside now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 12:07 AM

The cold and snow will move down from us to Wyoming and Colorado later this week.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 01:49 AM

Snow, if any, is a long way off here. Daytime temps starting to bounce around a bit with some days in the low to mid 80's and some in the low to mid 70's. We are getting some gentle rains which we need, and the nights are definitely cooling down.   

Thanks for reminding me of what I like about living in North Carolina!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 02:20 AM

The snowstorm in NZ is in our papers here.
It has warmed up a little today but we can still see snow on the top of the ranges.
The Napier/Taupo Road has re-opened and most of the cars have been rescued. But now the forecasters are saying we face a wet weekend.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 10:57 AM

I don't think so, but I'm not alive at where I live right now. It's not snowing here where I'm alive but this is not where I usually live. I'm Somewhere Else.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 02:19 PM

Yes, Rap... it sounds like you are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 06:24 PM

You expect me to trick or treat in ThIS?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 11:37 AM

Studded snow tires going on the car today.

Be careful south and east of me in the US! Lots of winter driving conditions before people expect it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 12:14 PM

We are expecting our first flake tomorrow night. I'm blaming Micca.

Yuck


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 12:42 PM

Keep it there, SINS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 06:42 PM

On the South coast of England the colours in the leaves are beautiful this year - rather delicate, but so many shades of yellow to orange.

Some years they are like flames, but this is quite unusual.

It will be something to take photos of if we have any deep snow - we usually get a few flurries and a few frosty mornings, maybe a bit of fog now and again.

I have not yet had to put on anything over my tee shirt when going outside, that will not be until a few weeks closer to Christmas.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 03:17 PM

it is raining....severe weather warnings..
7" precip. predicted...with 50 mph winds....

here in the area where fire wiped out
most of the trees, there is fear of
erosion, mudslides, landslides...and
flooding.

yikes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,heric
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 08:52 PM

and West! http://www.yosemite.org/vryos/


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 12:34 PM

As soon as I got the snow tires on, it warmed up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 03:14 PM

Gnu there is a frost on the way, so I'm taking no chances! Fire is lit, glasses are charged, and we both have Monday off!

Not quite ice station Zebra, signing off!! *g*

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 05:21 PM

It's been coming down on and off all day in southwestern New Hampshire, USA. It's starting to stick to trees, tops of cars, the canoes. It's so lovely to see, early as it is, and the DH and I are cozy inside our mostly-finished house with the woodstove burning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe_F
Date: 18 Oct 09 - 09:53 PM

It ******* snowed this afternoon in Boston! Didn't stick, tho. Still above freezing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 06:35 AM

It's snowing in midcoast Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:15 AM

Haven't actually had a frost yet on the northeast Piedmont of North Carolina though that could change any night. Still have summer annuals in bloom and tomatos ripening on the vine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM

Last week we had record-low high temperatures for the date (around 60), with lows in town in the upper 30s, and frost warnings in the area (and a cold wind!). Everyone was excited about putting sweaters on. (Or I was, at least!)

This week, we're having record highs -- around 90F.

No snow in sight... sigh.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Becca72
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 10:50 AM

It was spitting in Southern Maine as of 7AM...and me still wearing sandals. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 12:11 PM

We are having unusually warm weather here in Missouri. November is usually chilly, damp and gray, but today we have temps in the 70's and a blue sky.

Sorry if this seems like rubbing it in....


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 12:54 PM

Looked pretty grim here this morning in Midcoast Maine, with snow coming down in big wet flakes. However, no accumulation.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 06:12 PM

...NO!...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: ranger1
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:08 PM

Snowing at a pretty good clip in Pownal, Maine this AM. Two bad accidents on the short trip to Gray to take the park truck in for inspection. People seem to forget how to drive in it from one year to the next.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 10:24 PM

Still snowing here and it is accumulating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 10:53 PM

What? It is doing what? Is this another word for sunlight? I am confused. How can sunlight accumulate?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 10:58 PM

Forecast calls for 76 tomorrow. The DH and I are going bird-watching.

Today I sat on the porch and let the sun shine on my bare toes.

Eat yer hearts out!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 06:56 AM

Yup. Just started. The massive flock of crows in my trees and on the wires that woke me aound 5AM have left in the nick of time. (I believe they have headed south... if not... birdbrains!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 09:58 AM

Since starting this thread on Oct 3, we've had two winter snow storms come through, but in the last few days, the weather has been like summer. Typical Montana weather... unpredictable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 10:24 AM

Here it is November 6th and still no snow on the ground. We've had temperatures of 15 F, and snow on the mountains around town, but no snow on the ground in Anchorage. This is very bizarre.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 10:28 AM

When I say it warmed up here after the snow, it was 70F yesterday, just 2 degrees below a record high for the date.

Today will be closer to 60F, as we have a cooling off forecast coming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 12:15 PM

It snowed in north central Pennsylvania last night leaving a dusting of snow on the ground. It was cold here too....we had the woodstove AND pellet stove both going. At the moment, noon on the following day, I have let the fire die and the pellet stove is off...it's a beautiful day and the snow is gone.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM

Snow started again last night and now it is as deep as my knees out there.

The post-h1n1 pneumonia caught up with me and I'm staying in bed with an antibiotic and a week off from work to recover.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 01:39 PM

Web cam HERE


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 02:06 PM

WWow! So...that white part all over the tops of things is this "snow" stuff? And the little huddled, hurrying forms are people??? Why are they all folded over and covered up? Is the snow bad for them in some way?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 03:31 PM

Yes, it is. Dammit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 06:07 PM

Your time's a-comin', Amos. In 20 years or so, you're going to be heading as far north as you can, and be ecstatic with any snow you can find. Mark my words... :)

(I hope not.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 06:14 PM

sleeping off and on with the fever, and just looked out the window.
Street impassable, not plowed, maybe even a record snowfall for one day. It is still coming down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ed T
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 09:43 PM

Humidity is rising - Barometer's getting low
According to all sources, the street's the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half-past ten
For the first time in history
It's gonna start snowing men.

It's snowing Men! Hallelujah! - It's snowing Men! Amen!
It'ssnowing Men! Hallelujah! - It's snowing Men!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 09:53 PM

No snow. Just lots of rain and wind.

I wouldn't mind a bit more snow than we usually get in a winter, but if I have to chose between that pile of white stuff that Alice is likely to be dealing with for most of the winter, and our mild winters, I'll take what I got.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:08 PM

It began at dusk...just after dew-point

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:26 PM

Dew point it out next time it happens.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 11:55 AM

It snowed overnight in Juneau Alaska, but only about an inch or so. My little dog is happiness personified- she ran, she rolled, her tongue (she) lolled...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 12:12 PM

Bozeman hit hard by snowstorm


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:23 AM

so garg...where are you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 03:40 PM

Only 6", but is stuck to everything worse than shit to a blanket. And, one the pave, an inch of slush under the snow. Nasty shovelling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 07:31 PM

About 4 inches up here in the Kennebec Valley of Maine, enough to have to shovel out the driveway and the walks.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 08:44 PM

It was wet & messy yesterday(DC area)...snowed all day, but at 33°, not much stuck...then, at night the wet stuff froze in spots. Lots of accidents. Today was bright & sunny and most of the white stuff is gone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 09:16 PM

Yes, and it's bloody damned cold too! It's 5.9F and going down to as much as -8F tonight. Wind chills tomorrow morning will be -20 to -15F.

"If you want it, here it is
Come and get it..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: frogprince
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 09:16 PM

It's slow coming to this part of Michigan this time; we've had just a few flakes, amd got up in the morning to just a few visible traces of snow in the grass.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 09:52 PM

We finally got some, a lousy inch that has already melted... we used to get feet every winter, but not for years... last winter was one slightly icy road and that was all (it was enough for me to skid on and take out a poor pedestrian, though!)...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 10:15 PM

I'll swap you some warmth for some coolth....it's hot here (Sydney, Oz).

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 10:28 PM

This is the white part, right?

I had to wear a sweater today. Does that count?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 11:47 PM

No, but it's f-f-f-rf-f-f-f-f-uh-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-king c-c-c-old.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 11:51 PM

Is it snowing? Yes, damn it! I had the snowblower out today for the first time this season.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Alice
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 11:57 PM

Oh how nice it would be to be in Balboa Park (hi Amos).


currently -9 wind chill here


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:09 AM

Our snow is almost all gone, just a few piled gravel-seeded corners and curbs. It's brisk out but not bad. Expect down in the teens tonight, but with no wind it is nice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:33 AM

We got our first snow of the the year tonight, here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The weather bureau predicts we'll be snowed in by morning. It's very pretty just now, with maybe an inch on the ground.

I remember a time when I thought it NEVER snowed in California - but when I first moved here permanently in 1973, we had to take the train because the highways were closed by snow. I had been stationed in Monterey in 1971 in the Army, but didn't experience California snow until 1973. I'm chicken when it comes to driving in the snow - there are steep drops off the roads around here in the foothills, even steeper than in the High Sierra. I could roll a hundred feet downhill off our driveway if I slipped off the roadway.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Midchuck
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:21 AM

I remember a time when I thought it NEVER snowed in California - but when I first moved here permanently in 1973, we had to take the train because the highways were closed by snow.

Lyrics to "California Snow" (Tom Russell & Dave Alvin, I think) follow:

Peter.



I'm just tryin' to make a livin'
I'm an old man at thirty-nine
With two kids and an ex-wife
Who moved up to Riverside
I'm agent on the border
Drivin' back roads every night
Mountains east of El Cajon
North of the Tecate line.

Where the California summer sun
Will burn right through your soul
But in the winter you can freeze to death
In the California snow.

I catch the ones I'm able to
And watch the others slip away
I know some by their faces
And I even know some by name
I guess they think that we're all
Movie stars and millionaires
I guess that they still believe
That dreams come true up here.

But I guess the weather's warmer down in Mexico
And no one ever tells them 'bout the California snow.

Last winter I found a man and wife
Just about daybreak
Layin' in a frozen ditch
South of the interstate
I wrapped 'em both in blankets
But she'd already died
The next day we sent him back alone
Across the borderline.

I don't know where they came from
Or where they planned to go
But he carried body her all night long
Through the California snow.

Sometimes when I'm alone out here
I get to thinkin' about my life
Maybe I should go to Riverside
And try to fix things with my wife
Or maybe just get in my truck
And drive as far as I can go
Away from all the ghosts that haunt
The California snow.

Where the California summer sun
Can burn right to your soul
And in the winter you can freeze to death
In the California snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 10:37 AM

That is one strong song, PEter. Thanks for the frisson.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 10:43 AM

That weather's rolling into Arizona, now. There are blizzard warnings for the northern part of the state -- 2 feet of snow predicted for elevations over 6000', and wind gusts to 50mph. There will be snow visible on the mountains above us here for sure, rain in town, temp not to get out of the 50s today in Tucson.

~ Becky in Tucson (very southern Arizona)
happy to have different weather -- November was a record warm one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 11:13 AM

Skiff of snow, but the below zero temps are the bad part.
Last night the cold water pipe to the kitchen faucet froze - the first time in over 22 years of owning this house that I've had a frozen pipe, although I had a frozen drain from that sink last winter. Thankfully today it was not bad enough to break, just an easy fix by opening the cupboard and setting a heater nearby. I'm not looking forward to driving over the continental divide to Butte today. Dangerous cold.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 11:25 AM

Oh, it's gorgeous this morning - and we're snowed in. No way I'm going to drive a mountain driveway with 8 inches of snow. My stepson is desperate to get to college today because he doesn't want to miss a calculus quiz. We told him he can walk to the freeway and hitchhike.

I remember times when I was stuck in snow and my boss in San Francisco was threatening me with hellfire and damnation if I didn't get to work. I ignored him, and wiser minds above him prevailed. Sure is nice not to have obligations, to be able to stay home and enjoy it instead of fighting it.

Whoo-eee, ride me high - Joe ain't goin' nowhere!
(but I'm sorry for my angry stepson. Now he's cursing the telephone, pacing back and forth, and detracting from the peaceful beauty of the snow. Oh, well.)
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: open mike
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:15 PM

Yesterday I drove up into the mountains to gather greenery for wreaths. I had to go a long ways before i found living trees...
the fire from last year wiped out 60,000 acres of forest around here.

I make wreaths with grape vines from my garden...
some of them survived the fire and put out new growth this year.

then i tuck bay laurel leaves in with sprigs of red Toyon berries.

I found some huge sugar pine cones and some fragrant fir boughs
and as i was returning the snow was starting...a great way to
celebrate winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:43 PM

The sticky stuff we got is still stuck as it stayed coald today. But, we have rain coming in by Thrusday.

Joe. I used to work at a Crown Corporation and my ex worked Directly for the Federal gov't. She would call me when they got word to go home during a storm. I would start to get ready to leave and say the rest of them were nuts to stay in such a bad storm and to dock my pay if they felt I should stay. Of course, before I would leave the building, the order to evacuate would be given.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 03:03 PM

There was snow falling at the summit as I drove from Scotts Valley to San Jose this morning -- just an occasional flake, a light dusting on the landscape, and white mountain icing on all the trees, and no snow or ice on the road yet: just enough to be gorgeous without being the least bit treacherous. I feel so blessed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:03 PM

Finally! We have a skiff of light snow in the Banana Belt of Colorado. All around us, in the mountains, there is plenty coming down and, of course, they've had lots more before this. I love the way it damps down sound...it is a beautiful hush which brings sounds of nature more clearly than over the rush of a regular day. I don't think we'll get much, but it sure is pretty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:11 PM

We have lukewarm water falling down on us, like yesterday's shower. Is this the snow of which you write each year? I am told the shower will be over soon and I can get into my tee shirt again. This sweater is itchy.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 07:29 PM

Amos.... you know!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 08:48 PM

Don't believe him -- rain on a day with a high of 59 is not "lukewarm".


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 10:04 PM

We had our first flurries this morning (just north of Detroit MI), but it stopped by mid-day. Real wet snow/rain in the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 10:24 PM

Well, that water went away, and it is pleasant out again, although only the moon is shining. The grass here is green and very happy for that lukewarm shower.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 11:15 PM

D'ja hear that? Detroit's first snow came today and was just flurries. Here in the California Sierra Nevada Foothills, we measured 10 inches.
Sure was pretty.
-Joe, born in Detroit-


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: open mike
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 12:59 AM

i went to the woods today to gather fire wood...and got snowed on..
made the getting of the wood that much more imperitive!
warms you once, when you put it in the truck and once more when you unload it and once more in the stove...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:52 AM

We've been getting dire forecasts for about a week now, consistently indicating that "disabling snow and freezing rain" will hit within 24 hours. Thus far, 24 hours have passed about 4 times (4 days in a row) with only a light dusting of snow lasting a half hour or so this evening - with no visible remnant an hour after it faded.

About 50 to 70 miles north of us however, they have had 5 to 7 inches of snow, with some traffic difficulties on the interstate. Around 70 miles to the south there are reports of significant amounts of freezing rain. And the Interstate (I35) that clips the southeast edge of town has had "poor travel conditions" east by northeast of here for about the past two or three days.

The evening news tonight (well, yesterday) predicts some freezing rain on the streets for the morning commute; but I expect to sleep through it.

We've had daily high temps of around 45F (7C) or a little above until Sunday, but it has been dropping and today's topped off at about 25F (-4C), low around 12F (-11C), and the radar and satellite views look like it may continue colder, enough to cause some deterioration in travel (and other outdoor) activities in the next few days. The cold front that's reportedly headed our direction seems to be losing most of it's moisture so it's unlikely we'll get a decent snow, at least for a week or so; but there's a good probability of some intermittent icing.

I plan to stay indoors for a while, until things are a little more stable. (Cold weather doesn't agree with my mature body functions like it did when I was child of 50 or so.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:26 PM

No snow in the apple, but we had some Saturday. Sposed to rain tomorrow. It's cold, ice on the steps for two days; and reports say getting colder

I hate winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:51 PM

Our forecast was changed at between 11AM and 4PM, but only slightly, from 2 to 4cm of snow tomorrow night to... Snow at times heavy beginning early in the evening changing to ice pellets then to periods of rain after midnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 to 25 cm. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Blowing snow in the evening. Wind southeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 70 in the evening then becoming southwest 30 overnight. Temperature rising to 8 by morning.

They are a bunch of kidders! Hahahaha... hehehehee... hee.. wha?

Amos... go mow the lawn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rowan
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 06:01 PM

Sorry to rain on your snow parades, folks, but here in our version of the New England it's sunny and hot. My tank could do with some of your wet. But camping by Nariel's trout stream with warm nights and warmer days will remind me of y'all.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:05 PM

The update for US Weather Today isn't pretty.

Locally, we're still not seeing much except a light dusting of snow and patchy light ice. Air temps right at freezing, so problems are only on isolated sheltered areas and bridges.

Across the US though, it looks like it's not a good day for a drive in the country. The misery is 3,000 miles wide and 1,500 deep.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:20 PM

We are wider and deeper and north of you. Maybe WE should take a drive south.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:27 PM

I'll be darned if we didn't get more than that skiff! The valley actually has about 6-8 inches AND, most unusually, there was wind with it, so we've got drifts which remind me of Wyoming, some of them are 3-4 feet, piled up against any object in its path. It really is beautiful, but treacherous for driving, esp. for transplants from AmosLand:-) who don't know how to drive in it. Supposed to get more tonight. Amazing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:52 PM

we're expecting lots of rain in Maryland the next 24 hrs, then some of that very cold weather...

(*grin*...must 'prove' that global warming is a fake, huh?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:15 PM

The terrible rains have passed, gnu, during which I was driven to extremes. I turned off the sprinklers!! Can you believe it??

The outside temperature is winter at its most deadly--a mere 59 degrees.

Tomorrow will be better. I am almost to the point of mkaing a fire just to maintain my home bonhomie. Burning wood!! Imagine!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:34 PM

-18 below zero right now
too cold to snow


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:42 PM

Alice, I am not nearly such a gentle soul as you.




Even so, I would not want your winter weather.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:19 AM

Well, we got snow in Detroit now. Went to the session up the road ('bout 5 miles) and there was about 1 inch on the ground when I came out, just before midnight. It was a little slippery driving home, but not too bad. These were big, fat, fluffy flakes that make for good packin' snow. But it's supposed to turn to rain in the morning, making for lots of slush.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 11:18 AM

I was out driving around town calling on customers yesterday in the below zero weather. It really slows things down and makes it harder to be productive. Right now I'm doing paperwork and phone work to stay inside this morning until it warms up a bit more to possibly a high of 3 degrees. The big prong on my 3 prong plug for the headbolt heater on the car is bent and I could not bend it back in place to plug it in. The car has been able to start, but the hotel wall where I'm parked has outlets if I could plug it in.

Believe me, if I could afford it, I'd be down in San Diego in Upstart Crow, drinking coffee and buying books, and looking at the ocean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 11:37 AM

Poor Amos, I do feel for you!

Snowing big time here in Maine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:00 PM

Charlie, you are being too kind to Amos. I can think of other things to say to him...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:07 PM

Right now we have just enough to whiten up the grass good; it only shows on the shady spots of the blacktop driveway. We have more substantial stuff predicted by tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:10 PM

It difficult to illustrate, in photos, the depth of the snow when the dog won't stand still for contrast, but here are a FEW which kind of show how much we've got in the valley...MOST unusual amount! I like our house "guardian's" coif.:-)

It is sunny, cold, though not as cold as where Alice is, supposed to get to the teens, but it will be i below tonight, which is unheard of down here! There is still wind, too, which does make it feel much colder.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:12 PM

Yesterday, the guys across the street who hang out at the guy cave were putting plow blades on trucks. Today, they're using them. Last week, people were running outside in shorts. I'm not going to make it to the gym today, but I will put my tall rubber garden boots on and sally forth to find my snow shovel where I left it last Saturday, at the bottom of my porch steps. Then, I'll get my upper body workout and some cardio in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:12 PM

HEy, guys, don't be hard on me. You need me for hope!!! :D



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:30 PM

Calgary should be two cities.
The north part of town is unprotected from the strong winds that come from the west and down the Bow Valley. Three days ago they got a big blow with snow and some drifts are up to six feet. Cars buried, and streets blocked, a mostly residential area.

The south part of town is protected by some low hills and is a little south of the main wind tunnel from the west. Only about 3 inches of snow and strong wind but not the 100 kilometer blow on the north side of town. No real problems.

The city had to concentrate on major throughways, so the north-siders had to wait 2-3 days to get the streets in their neighborhoods passable; the air was warmed by their cussing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 03:23 PM

The next one has not started but I wish it would... seems like the longer it takes to get here (within a few hours) the more snow it's gonna have. The forecast started with a hopeful 4"... now we are at 10". SNOW DAMMIT!

Great lakes Canucks got smacked eh? I heard 800mm... er 80cm... over 30".


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 03:58 PM

We got mostly rain, gnu. A slushy mess. But better than a few feet of snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 04:27 PM

The 6-8" predicted was a bit more than 12, and as I shoveled, it got meltier and heavier. I got my workout anyway. Now it's just sloppy wet snow that will freeze overnight.

I'm not a big tourist, but right now a beach and a bucket of margaritas doesn't sound too bad, and IT'S NOT EVEN WINTER YET!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 04:41 PM

Jeri:

You got a pied-a-terre about five minutes from La Jolla Shores.

C'mon down any time. :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 04:48 PM

Well, we got our 8 to 10 inches of snow followed by sleet but we're all plowed out and ready for the next storm.

Jeri-

"A bucket of margaritas" sounds just like what Judy would like to work on as well. She went into work as usual but they closed the State offices at noon and she was able to make it home in no more than twice the usual time. I then chewed her out for parking her car face-in at our parking lot; it's a lot easier to blast out face-out when the plow truck comes.

Charley Noble in Maine


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 05:03 PM

Amos... they're dressed in black suits of some kind. To prevent skin cancer from so much sunlight? Do you have to wear that all the time? PJs too?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 05:22 PM

We have somewhere between 8-12 inches of heavy wet stuff with more falling as it switches over to sleet and driving wind. My wrist does not approve of me shoveling out the driveway by myself.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 06:31 PM

What's up with the tractor, m?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 08:41 PM

gnu-

The black wet suits are to protect the swimmers from the killer jellyfish, not to mention the industrial pollution.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 08:45 PM

Not much snow yet, but the freezing wind out there is EVIL tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 10:06 AM

Evidently I spoke too soon about the impact of the storm here. I just got a call from my mother who lives in her farm house on the coast and one of her massive chestnut trees came down last night smashing two big holes in the roof of her house.

We've got calls in with the power company, the tree surgeons, and the roofers. I'm heading down to photograph the damage. Sounds like a real mess but at least it's no longer raining.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 10:38 AM

Gnu- Tractor is TL's. Neither my hurt wrists nor my one 15 minute turn at driving it are sufficient for safely using the tractor to plow. Shoveling is temporarily crippling, but I won't run the shovel into the house or a greenhouse. :>)

Finished digging out the mailbox. Sprinkled ashes. Sun is warm and wind is calm for now. Getting cold this week; better haul more wood. Wonder why I am tired.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 10:52 AM

Charlie- I meant to ask if your mom is safe. Need any help? She is a treasure.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 11:35 AM

Our city fines us if the sidewalk at a house or business is not completely shoveled side to side down to bare cement within 24 hours of a snowfall. It is a real burden to people who cannot hire someone and cannot do it themselves. It has been often hard for me to get it taken care of when my son is not available, and I worry about coming home from being out of town and finding a $50 ticket on my door. I even went to neighbors to see if I could pay someone to do it when we could not, and no one could help. They are all struggling to do their own. I checked with hiring snow removers, and they want a signed contract for $450 - $500 per winter, which I could not afford. The shoveling ordinance is really a pain, but I've also been injured when a business didn't shovel and I fell, so I understand the public safety issue, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 12:28 PM

Alice... I have often wondered why the powers that be are so stunned. Why don't the mitigate the problem by investigating who cannot shovel and providing labour to do it at a reasonable price or paid for by taxes or whatever.

Yes, I know... gotta hire shovellers full time, insurance, stay out of private enterprise... BUT. If someone can't shovel and can't hire out, fining them is just stupid and cruel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 12:29 PM

Oh, yeah, right, forgot... YES it is, AGAIN!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 02:16 PM

Alice the same fines for not shovelling here in Calgary, but luckily the man who mows our lawn in 'summer' clears sidewalks in winter. A burden on those who can't afford to pay help.

The city eventually gets around to clearing residential streets that become difficult, but most residential streets accumulate ice from each snowfall, so are filled to sidewalk level by melt time.
They do not clear the mouths of alleyways so a stretch of clear sidewalk is interrupted by a patch of ice and snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 02:24 PM

I don't get it. THis snow idea seems to me to be WAY more trouble than it's worth. Why do you guys put up with it?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 03:14 PM

finances... can't move away!!!

Like I said, Amos, I'd be in San Diego right now, if I could afford it!!

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 03:18 PM

San Diego? Nahhh... the Pats and the Colts are more fun to watch. Especially in the snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 03:38 PM

The Big Island, if I could afford it.

But all the children in Canada, that is the big stopper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:03 PM

More of the rotten stuff last night!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:26 PM

YEah, we have a similar deal here with sunlight--on bright days we're legally obligated to sweep the excess of the sidewalks and driveways to prevent retinal wear among the trippers....



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 04:33 PM

Trip the light fantastically?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:39 PM

Maeve-

Thanks for asking. Dahlov is fine. She was more upset by misplacing her Christmas stamps than with the old chestnut tree almost taking out her house. She called me last night about 6 pm because she was in the kitchen and the whole house shook. She was wondering if there had been an earthquake. It wasn't till this morning that she realized that the chestnut tree was down in her front yard. By the time I got there (I live 30 minutes away) our neighborhood woodcutter was there as well. It was an impressive sight. It had come down on the roof, knocking in two holes, one in the attic and another in a bedroom, bouncing off into the front yard. Part of it came down on the roof of the adjoining studio, smashing in the soffit and roof overhang but didn't take out the main power lines. It missed the back-up generator shack but stove in the front stormdoor and smashed the railing to the front steps. Fortunately there is no serious damage to the house except for the roof work. Inside there is some plaster damage but very little water damage from the rain.

Meanwhile the woodcutting crew did a great job of chainsawing the tree trunk into more manageable bits. And weather looks fine for completing repairs by this weekend.

We're also going to have the remaining chestnut tree assessed, the one that stands directly in front of the house.

Oh, and mother found the Christmas stamps in her newspaper recycling box. She's very happy.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:58 PM

Ahhh... good news and great report Charley!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 06:13 PM

Coming from the Rocky Mountain West, when we moved to New England, I was in awe of those huge old trees and loved them all. I saw them torn up through the sidewalk, lain over like harpooned whales during a couple of hurricanes. It always makes me sad to hear of their demise. I am glad your mom is okay and damage was not too extensive, though AND that she found her stamps!

I put up more pix at that earlier link; ones a bit more interesting as they include our daft dog who puts his nose in the snow, rear end hiked up high, tail waving, and plows through only coming up for air. He loves it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM

Gnu and Kat-

I do have a number of photos I took today of the storm damage for the insurance people, and I may place some of them onto my website.

My mother is 92 and doesn't appreciate changes to her home environment but she seems to have weathered this assault well. She even kept her chess appointment with her favorite neighborhood teenager. I left before the game finished but it looked intense.

The core of the tree trunk was so rotten it felt like styrofoam.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 06:54 PM

Charley... odd sometimes innit? My mum gets upset at some minor stuff (to me) sometimes but is not phased at all about such as you have said. Wisdom is to be admired and emmulated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the update, Charley; so glad Dahlov is in good spirits.I wonder if some of that chestnut wood could become something beautiful.

Light snow and growing wind this morning.

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 03:34 PM

Dear god... why tonight? Yes it is snowing in east and south east England. Due to snow all night. Predicted accumulation 10 to 20 centimeters. Strong winds too.

And my daughter is landing (I hope) at Heathrow at 9:35 tomorrow morning. We need to collect her.

Wish it would stop snowing now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 03:48 PM

Yes, horizontally.... bloody typical!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 04:09 PM

Nope. Too cold to snow. -18 last night, -15 tonight... WC about -30.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 05:10 PM

Just started in Aldershot!

Christmas leave started, fire lit, at home.......Win!!

How ya doing Gnu?

Wassail!!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 05:40 PM

Well, we were hoping, but the forecast has been downgraded to "wintry mix."


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 06:31 PM

Aldershot.... you still got that pic of my old man at the gates with his new swagger stick? I think of that every now and then, Phot.

Me? I am still here, only colder.

Wassail bud!

And, nice to hear the home fire is lit... win fer sure!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 06:18 AM

Yes !! Yes !! At last !! I can answer "Yes!" ....!
    Well, it did snow a bit in the night,and the churchyard which is my "garden" is an absolute picture. But of course, this being UK in the 21st century, everything has come to a standstill---no buses,no trains,all roads except major ones closed ; WFD,who lives 9 miles away,might as well be on the Moon,as her road is impassable, or at least it is to a front-wheel-drive Ford Mondeo,and there are no Arriva bus services from High Wycombe,apparently ! But of course,that is quite understandable ; I mean, there must have been nearly 3 inches of snow, a veritable blizzard by English standards, so it looks as if we are all doomed !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: s&r
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 06:23 AM

Cold bright day in Blackpool. No snow, just a chilly wind

Stu


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:45 AM

Very nasty here in Maidstone, Kent, UK - there's a good 20cm of the stuff. My SOH took 2 hours to travel from Staplehurst to Maidstone at 10:30pm last night (a journey of about 12 miles). More to come later according to the BBC.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:49 AM

We get that amount quite often up here, though nothing at the moment. I notice it never makes the national news though.
It seems it's only newsworthy when it affects the South East of England ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 09:52 AM

In Butte, we had a few flakes yesterday morning, then I didn't even need a coat yesterday afternoon. Today the predicted high is in the 40's F. Weather here... highly variable. Just a few days ago, the temperatures were below zero.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 10:25 AM

Yep — Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, in the Fens between Cambridge & Ely.

So now you know that, what are you going to do?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 10:54 AM

10 cm or so in Surrey, England - some main roads have been gritted, but the Southern Rail trains were in a state of chaos this morning -absolutely pathetic. You would think that after some 170 years of rail services they could get it right. Quite apart from the garbled announcements at East Croydon - in English???? worst south London estuary I would say.

Interesting to see the number of people glued to their televisions down our road at the time I alone, took the trouble to put grit down to make it accessible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:19 PM

Snow has fallen, snow on snow...

Looks great - I'm just glad I can avoid driving.

Here's a shot from Saffron Walden, a few miles up the road - I found it in flickr, uploaded yesterday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 07:33 PM

No snow has fallen, nor any oobleck, glunk, snood, or pixie dust, or any other imaginary substance. "Snow", indeed!! A child's fantasy, or some such...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 08:43 PM

It's snowing hard in Richmond, Virginia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 10:30 PM

We haven't had any new snow, but, unusually, we still have the snow which fell over a week ago. It would usually have melted by now, which it has a tiny bit and the streets are finally cleared, but it has been in the 20s and low 30s during the day, colder at night, just enough to keep it here. The birds have been grateful for the seed we've been putting out and the Christmas lights look pretty. Usually the valley is brown and drab this time of year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 10:34 PM

We get not only snow, but also Graupel.

Our tv news meteorologist loves to announce a forecast of graupel.
The station gets phone calls asking, "What's grapple?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 10:47 PM

We are getting it in Maryland! It seems the heaviest regions has shifted and will be over us till 5AM or so....then some more snow. Then, it says, some more HEAVY snow.

whoopee...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 10:15 AM

We have a couple inches, and then it turned to freezing rain and sleet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 10:51 AM

Not much here in SE Michigan. We got about 1 inch overnight, but the big storm that's heading to the east coast missed us.

m


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 11:52 AM

I am reading up for a short road trip to Los Angeles.

I stepped out the front door to load things p and found myself staring into the teeth of an absolute blizzard of sunlight. It was so bright you couldn't see your hand in front of your face, It stacked up on the streets and bounced over the houses, painting everything in an unnaturally brilliant glow. Damn stuff was everywhere!! Almost makes me think it would be better not to drive, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

I've been through worse. I remember one dry season down in Guadalajara, there was so much sunlight it was running into the drainage system for miles and woke up every rat in town.

I can get through this and deliver the goods. But, man, it is bright. Warm, too.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 12:16 PM

Wend your way to the DC area, Amos.... I have some exercise routines for you...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 12:19 PM

We have more snow than we need in Baltimore come get some!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 02:56 PM

No more snow in Aldershot today, but the Met Office say there's more to come on Monday. Mind you its been below freezing all day, didn't stop me getting the roof down on Fionas Golf today though!! (Well it was sunny!!)

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Dec 09 - 05:43 PM

We couldn't open our front door this morning. I cleared it, and now we can't open the front door again. Talk about being snowed in!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 04:24 PM

fukking hell... took us 4 hours to drive what normally takes 1 and 40 minutes from London to Chelmsford. So yes it was snowing.

But Hilary liked Camden and I got a blue tambourine with flashing lights from Cyberdog, to annoy everyone at Knockholt with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ed T
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 04:27 PM

It snowed yesterday afternoon in Halifax Nova Scotia....it is warmer today and it may all melt with todays rain....Maybe yes, or maybe no for a white Christmas....more likely no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 05:32 PM

Snowed in Bristol last night, still covered and very icy this morning. More threatened, and tonight it's freezing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 08:32 PM

"Is it snowing where you live?"

Is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear crap in the woods? Does a duck like water? Does a chicken have lips?

I f*&%^$# hate this S*&%.

HUMBUG!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:13 PM

Does it look like this where you live??


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:17 PM

You can see the sky? Lucky.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 12:12 AM

In London, again, it is snowing. Trouble is, we had rain yesterday so todays freshly fallen snow is going to cover a treacherous layer of ice... I am not looking forward to my journey to work in an hour...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 12:13 AM

Oh and I claim that as 200!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 07:21 AM

Been mixed but mostly drizzley here for a few days and gonna be for the next five except Xmas... sunny and 0C.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 08:15 AM

West Clare is getting a bit at frost at night and there's some hail/sleet/snow freezing onto the roads and staying put on the hills.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: mg
Date: 22 Dec 09 - 03:03 PM

Coast of Washington USA is lovely and warm right now. We had a week of hurricanes and a week of freezing cold. Usually it is just 40 degrees and windy and rainy this time of year.   just went out to see if any rhododendrons are blooming but are not. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 10:14 AM

Not any more......but who knows ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 10:20 AM

Snowing here again now, and east of us, the governor of South Dakota has already activated the State Emergency Center as the snow storms coming up from the southern Rockies head to the plains.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 10:27 AM

On the up side, the lemon tree in my bay window is blooming, and the scent of the flowers is sweet throughout the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Genie
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 11:08 AM

I'm in San Diego, so, no, it's not snowing now and isn't expected to for the next few years.
It is unusually chilly this year, though (temps as low as 50º daytime and high 30s at night.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Ebbie, away from home, house/dog sitting
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 04:57 PM

Genie, mind that you don't contact Amos's chortles!

In Juneau, Alaska, it is snowing heavily at the moment but supposed to garner only another 3 to 5 inches. Unless it stops soon we're going well beyond that.

At 'home' I don't have a view but up on the hill here at my friends' house where I'm watching their old and rickety dogs the view is fantastic. An animated Christmas card. Below my window the trees, the roofs, the yards and the car tops are loaded. The very air is white


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Genie
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 05:38 PM

I prolly won't see Amos this trip, since we don't do the Balboa Park or Rose Creek Cottage jam at Christmas time. But even though I'm up in Rancho Bernardo and not at my mom's old home a stone's throw from Amos's house, I can prolly hear his chortling at y'all who are having to wade through thigh-deep snowdrifts/

But hey, San Diegans don't even know how to handle rain, much less snow! *g*


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Ebbie, away from home, house/dog sitting
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 05:58 PM

This is true. And I remember one time when it drizzled all day, San Diegans reacted as though Mother Nature had betrayed them.   This was NOT what they had moved to California for. :)

By the way, that word was meant to be 'contract', not contact. 'Tis a disease, it is. *g*


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 02:25 AM

Don't mention snow... If it wasn't for snow I'd be in Prague now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 07:12 PM

We have not had snow - someone must have got ours by mistake.

Here we are, Christmas Day - a lot of people have had real trouble travelling to where they wanted to be for the holidays, and all we have had is a few scrapings of windscreens due to the low temperatures.

The South Coast of England is fairly mild in winter, usually, so the cold is different, and it seems to have done little else but rain for two months now.

It could be worse I supose, but I did feel just a little jelous of all those with snow to play with.

Anne Croucher

In Dorset, England


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Ebbie, away from home, house/dog sitting
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 10:07 PM

Unless something breaks overnight, weatherwise, we're going to be in pain. We have quite a bit of snow on the ground- maybe 8 or 9 inches - and then today it started raining. Of course, with the ground frozen there's nowhere for the water to go. Talk about sloppy.

However, we were told the temperatures were rising so no worries. BUT- instead- it is freezing and very slippery tonight. If it doesn't warm by morning no one is going anywhere much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 07:09 AM

Yes... no... yes... no......


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 04:25 PM

Remarkably, we had a white xmas here in Fort Worth and North Texas. WesleyS moved away too soon. What a lost opportunity!

I actually dug out some sand and rock salt to sprinkle so guests arriving late in the evening didn't kill themselves walking to the door, and so they could get their vehicle up the driveway. It isn't super steep, but one must slow to a stop to turn in, leaving no momentum to get up the icy surface without some help.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 08:54 PM

Around Detroit MI, it has been raining all day. It was coming down in buckets when I went to church this morning, but it's just light rain now. It's still around 40F, but could freeze overnight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 12:33 AM

It was yesterday. It's 27°F here, about 70 miles north of Dallas.


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Subject: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Genie
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 02:10 PM

It's now turning to our normal winter rain, but here in Portland (West) I got back from sunny San Diego yesterday just a couple hours before the roofs and trees and streets got covered with at least a couple inches of snow.    My neighbors' little boy (3 y o) was in hog heaven making a snowman and learning how to toss little snowballs at mom and dad.   I had been home long enough to have the heat back up to about 70º and be able to watch the lovely white flakes from the cosy interior of my house, with my kitty cat snuggled up beside me.   (She snuggles a lot when I've been away for a while!)

Portland doesn't handle snow well -- we don't get enough of it, often enough to warrant the investment in top-notch snow-removal equipment -- and there were traffic jams, fender benders, abandoned cars, and even some buses stranded.   But it soon warmed up to the mid-30ºs or higher, so now we just have some slush left.

Oh, well, it was pretty while it lasted.

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 02:44 PM

It did yesterday... 4" forecast... yeah... right! About 10". And drifting. But it's not snowing now. It's too COLD to snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 03:07 PM

Unbelievably, yes! Another 2-3 inches on top of what was leftover from the snow of 3-4 weeks ago. At this rate, I shall have to quit calling this the Banana Belt of Colorado! It is really pretty but it takes ages for them to get to the side streets for clearing and sanding and most people don't seem to know how to drive in it. Rog said the roads were terrible this morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 03:19 PM

Nope, not at the moment. When yesterday's dense fog burned off it revealed a brilliant day, which continues today. It is bright and blue - and windy. We are under a wind advisory until tomorrow morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 03:29 PM

Full moon tomorrow. Wish I could be up Kent County on the snow for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 08:42 PM

Exmouth, Devon, UK. Just doen't happen. On the few times it has in the past 25 years its never stayed overnight. You can see it on the hills across the estuary, or go up a mile or so to the common, but down by the sea it's rarer than Rocking Horse Shit. I'm glad about this....kids less so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 10:45 PM

I think so. Picture out front window.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: rangeroger
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 01:53 AM

Yes.
From the Panhandle of North Idaho.
rr


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 09:28 AM

got about an inch last night....expecting rain later, so it will go.

I still wouldn't want to be a policeman or medic tonight..


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 02:17 PM

Started here a short while ago. This is just the appetizer, though. Supposed to get a helluva storm over the weekend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:13 PM

Looks like more snow is heading to home base of mudcat.

The record cold temperatures around the Great Lakes and Dakotas made national news today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:07 PM

philadelphia area experiencing artic wind not worth going out not snowing as of now...12:00 noon


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,biff
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:08 PM

previous biff that is


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:25 PM

We didn't get hit like the east US or NS, but man it was windy last night. Got about 20cm (8") of heavy wet snow. A fair amount of peeps in Moncton lost power for about 12 hours. Another 20cm or so on the way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 01:24 PM

Yes, it snowed, and snowed, and snowed!

20 inches is quite enough for one weekend.

Charley Noble, hunkered down in midcoast Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 02:58 PM

20... well, you needn`t send the rest here since you gotta clear it anyway.... keep the crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM

Here's a link to my Face Book page where I've posted 9 images of what it looked like here in my neighborhood this morning in Maine: Click here for Snow!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:04 PM

Beautiful homes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:16 PM

Gnu-

Yes, but a lot of snow shoveling!

Not all the homes around here are captain mansions but there are a dozen or so within 10 minutes of where we live.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:18 PM

Yes, but a lot of snow shoveling!..... Ahhhh, not in those pics. They must have been taken after a wee dusting a while ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnomad
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:35 PM

Yeah, been snowing off and on for a fortnight, and heavy falls predicted for the next 3-4 days as well. We get cut off for a few hours at a time most years, but not so far this winter, however we seldom get sustained snowing like this so it is unusual conditions all round.

Being at sea level snow seldom lies here in Whitby for more than a few hours (it's the surrounding moors that cop it, cutting us off) but this lot has never cleared properly since the first falls. It is right down to the harbourside too, almost unheard of.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:39 PM

Do you have proper snow clearing equipment fot this... my question mark does not work on this keyboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 07:13 PM

I love your house, Charley. BTW, what kind of tree is that in the yard? Elm?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 07:32 PM

Beautiful house, Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 08:53 PM

"Our house" is the first picture (link above) is a 4-unit apartment building that we bought 10 years ago. The trees in front are maple and aggressively attack the house and the surrounding power lines but they are here to stay. The house itself was built in 1870 as a single family house but around World War 2, according to the newspapers we found stuffed in a wall petition, it was divided into four apartments. We've done quite a lot of renovation, converting storage space into living space. Now we need to see what we can do to better insulate this gift that keeps giving to the oil company. We're scheduling an infrared scan next Wednesday!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 12:19 AM

Not right now, but this December, besides bringing a fair amount of snow, has been a lot colder than normal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:19 AM

Not today! Until later... sigh...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: black walnut
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:41 AM

Yes! Enough snow to shovel, finally! Hooray!
~b.w. in Toronto


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:49 AM

You know what they say - it's too cold for snow!

Roll on the spring!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnomad
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM

Another Met Office warning since my last, warnings now extend to Thursday including "significant accumulations, especially over hills" with tonight coldest, but heaviest falls tomorrow night.

Snow clearing will be a slow business as each new layer is packing into its predecessor, and our local authorities just aren't equipped or manned to cope. With temperatures just hovering around freezing there is enough melt-then-refreeze activity to make everything glassy and if the wind picks up and goes north-easterly as predicted this is going to be unpleasant. Very glad not to be going to sea any time soon.

I'll try to link to a couple of photos I grabbed from a webcam just before Christmas, Flickr, in case anyone would like to see the rare spectacle of Whitby fish quay with snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:06 PM

Still not a flake seen on this part of the South coast of England.

There is a light coating of frost on the cars and North facing surfaces - sometimes it doesn't melt all day, but not a bit of snow.

We have some bright clear days, we have some heavy overcast ones where the lights are on all day - but someone else is getting the snow.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:31 PM

Yesterday was bright, brilliant and warm--a classic San Diego day; we strolled the shoreline at La Jolla and watched the kayakers bob in the high swells, the pelicans zoom about, and the trippers in many languages ooh and ahh.


Life is good.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:43 PM

It's too f*cking COLD for snow out there today! Even the snow can't take it, and it has stopped falling. The dog froze his little exposed parts yesterday and now refuses to venture outside. I am keeping him in the bathtub until the weather improves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:53 PM

Snow is melting fast today in Maine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 02:44 PM

It is raining in Lancaster, but the road surface is below freezing and so we have a nice sheet of ice developing! It should turn to snow later if it keeps falling.

Yesterday we visited the farmhouse in east Lancs and had to walk the final mile up the iced up road and through the drifts. It was beautiful in the sunshine but I don't know how long the oil supply will hold out to keep it above freezing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:09 PM

We have maybe an inch and a half from yesterday's friendly dusting. Nice crunchy stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Sawzaw
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:56 PM

China receives worst snow falls in 60yrs

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 » 01:22pm

Schools and businesses across northern China have been closed, following the worst snow falls in 60 years.

Schools and businesses across northern China have been closed, following the worst snow falls in nearly 60 years.

Heavy snow and ice glazed roads have caused traffic chaos in Beijing as residents and office workers join emergency crews, in trying to clean the streets.

More than 30 highways have been closed and classes in around 3500 schools have been suspended with parts of the country blanketed in as much as 30cm of snow.

Sub-zero temperatures and icy winds are likely to remain until the weekend meaning the snow could linger throughout the week.

Seoul Buried In Heaviest Snowfall In 70 Years

by The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea January 4, 2010, 10:33 am ET

Seoul residents slogged through the heaviest snowfall in modern Korean history after a winter storm dumped more than 11 inches (28 centimeters) Monday, forcing airports to cancel flights and paralyzing traffic in South Korea's bustling capital.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 07:16 AM

I was right about the ice layer. I spent an hour this morning fending off other vehicles from parked cars before I managed to get my own Freelander down to the bottom main road. There was no way I was going to get up the road to the the top main road. The journey to work took 2 hours 40 minutes rather than the usual 35 minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Arnie
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 10:54 AM

Not much snow around in East Kent at the moment but Michael Fish has warned us of heavy snowfalls sweeping in from the continent on Thurs and Friday. And if Michael 'There's no hurricane' Fish says so, then it must be true!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:03 PM

Heavy snow falls in Lincolnshire.... unheard of usually but here it is... and still coming........


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From: olddude
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 04:08 PM

UP to my hip, the good old buffalo new york snow machine is in full force ... Holy Cow ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Smokey's cat
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 06:12 PM

It's well up to my ex-plums and I'm highly disgruntled. That idle bastard of an owner of mine doesn't know one end of a shovel from the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 02:53 AM

snowed a bit in central Essex last night. Quite disappointing accumulation, especially considering how much pain it is causing my arthritis.

If I have to suffer the pain I want to see lovely deep snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joybell
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:01 AM

What is this thing called snow?
Where can I get me some?
If I get some will it live in 110 degrees of heat?
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:57 AM

ooohhh... ahhhh... looks like I am getting my wish.

pretty


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:59 AM

Yes and can't get out of house. Waiting for it to stop so we can attack the front door


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 12:24 PM

Unusual for our area, but last evening it was warm enough to rain, even though there are still deep snow drifts everywhere, and then snowed again, so the city has issued a hazardous street warning because of the ice layer. It is about 6 degrees right now, and forecast for tonight is a low of -24.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 01:07 PM

Joybell:

Enlighten me if you get it figured out. I was beginning to think it was a sort of Gaslamp conspiracy. Is there much oobleck in your area?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bfdk
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 01:20 PM

Around here we've had about 10 cm during the past 2 days, but other parts of Denmark have had up to 10 times that. I don't know how long this link will work, but here are some snow pictures from the northern part of Denmark from yesterday and today. That area was hit a lot worse than we were here. Click on the cameras in the green box for various picture galleries, pictures sent in by ordinary citizens, not proff photos.

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Anniecat
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 04:14 PM

Well, it sounds as though it is and all flights home to London from Orlando are cancelled, giving me 5 days longer holidaying here with my friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 06:10 PM

Managed to wangle the rest of the week off to look after Fiona, so I'm at home, loads of snow, fire lit, glass of wine............

The cats are a bit pissed off though!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 06:23 PM

to look after Fiona............. why


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From: Phot
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 07:37 PM

She wrenched her back when she slipped in the bath, not good.

Wassail11 Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:08 PM

For some it is an opportunity...

Snowed-In Brits boost adultery website
Wed Jan 6, 2010 11:39pm GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons snowed in by the wintry weather have been flocking to an extra-marital dating site in the last 24 hours.

IllicitEncounters.com, which provides a platform for married people to conduct affairs, said on Wednesday it has seen an unexpected increase in visitors over the past 24 hours, and received a record number of new profiles on Wednesday morning.

The website said most new members are registering from areas worst hit by this week's extreme weather, including Hampshire, Berkshire, and the West Country, and the site has taken on several temporary staff members to cope with the rush.

"In light of these figures, I'd be interested to see how much work those 'working from home' have actually done," IlicitEncounters.com spokeswoman Sara Hartley said in a statement.

"Perhaps these wives and husbands have just been waiting for a time when they could join, away from the eyes of their work colleagues and, most importantly, their partners..."

The website said it has gained 2,567 new members in the last six days, suggesting that January will be its busiest month ever.

It says it has more than 350,000 members in Britain and that its aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where married men and women can meet each other.

(Reporting by Paul Casciato, Editing by Steve Addison)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 10:47 PM

The second wave of the very low temp cold front moving down from Canada is apparently going to be more dangerous than the first.

Warnings on weather.com:

Next Arctic Blast colder and a serious threat

Very dangerous cold air, snow and wind are invading east of the Rockies. Will impact 180 million people through weekend.

Click


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:19 PM

It's cold here but no snow. Had a look at those pics from Denmark. It made the 'big snow' we had in Richmond a couple of weeks ago look like kid stuff!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:23 AM

I raise a toast to the proponents of 'global warming'..they're full of shit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 03:46 AM

guest from sanity evidently does not understand how climate change works....

:>{


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 05:41 AM

Can't tell the difference between weather and climate. There's quite a lot of energy in the atmosphere in order to evaporate water from the oceans and move it around to where it meets cold air and precipites. Think of energy, not temperature.

And the substance GfS refers to is better for the atmosphere than hot internal gases some people generate.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 08:16 AM

OK, 10,000 plus schools are closed in the UK, at least 250 in Devon alone, no pavements gritted so people are walking in the roads, no side roads gritted, so there is hardly any milk because the lorries can't get to the farms and dairies.

Down here, the councils say they're so low on salt that the priority has to be the main roads. Our buses are only using main routes and there's only a few inches of the stuff on the ground.

Because so many children are home, everything else is suffering too, as parents have to stay home to care for their children...

On Radio Devon someone rang in to suggest they spray the roads with sea water..and the councils went "Doh, that could work!"...and they're asking farmers to help clear the roads with their tractors and farming equipment...


The thing is....winters were always like this when I were a nipper, although the wind chill is a bit different, I admit.

So, how come the Canadians still function normally in -40degrees yet the UK falls apart instantly as soon as the first flakes start to flutter...?

And are the councils going to now start keeping in proper stocks of grit and salt, or will their accountants tell them how financially wasteful it is?

Terrible to think how many people have been killed in road accidents because of roads that aren't being gritted..along with so many who have broken bones from slipping on untreated pavements.

Anyways ups, I'm off to find me two cows now..and start my own dairy! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 08:43 AM

The UK & other parts of Europe are caught unprepared for extreme climate conditions compared with Canada etc is because places like that have very cold winters every year, so they've evolved ongoing stategies to cope


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 09:03 AM

Terrible to think how many people have been killed in road accidents because of roads that aren't being gritted..along with so many who have broken bones from slipping on untreated pavements.

A couple of suggestions from Vermont:

1) Get a pair of those gizmos that slip on over your boots and have steel cleats for ice. If they aren't available in Britain, get LL Bean to ship overseas.

2) Drive more slowly. (I readily admit that this only helps if everyone does it, but you gotta start somewhere.)

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 09:06 AM

In the news this morning was the theft (I don't recall where) of 2 tons of salt that was to go to Glasgow...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 11:58 AM

From ABC News today, an article on 'weather is not climate'.


No, the Cold Doesn't Mean No Global Warming
Scientists Point Out Difference Between Weather and Climate

snip...

"This is, of course, an old story...and more and more 5th graders are bringing it home from their science classes to get their parents up to date on the latest climate science. "

Article Here


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:12 PM

satellite image of Great Britain

click on the image and it gets even bigger


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:28 PM

And a local one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Pistachio
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:44 PM

Yes, again here in Beverley, (East Yorkshire UK).

My daughter took 1.5 hours to travel 4 miles across Hull and said 3" fell in that time. I'm 10 miles north and it's diong the same here. I've seen -5 on my car thermometer but my twin, south of Edinburgh has reached -11 and has 10" of snow and the schools have closed. Further north, my sister in Blairgowrie mentioned -12 but up there the locals are more used to harsh weather and their schools are still open.... but had to pay out their 'coffee morning' profits to get someone to clear the playground!!
I'm so glad not to have to venture out and hope that the local football match is cancelled as it'll cause so many to risk the conditions. I know it's always important for the games to be played but sense should prevail and those Chelsea fans trying to travel to Hull will need to set off tonight to have a chance to get here for the early kick off (1245 I think)...It's on due to be on TV too.
Better go before the old man sees this comment. He's all set with his thermals and sheepskin jacket!
PS I love the snow all crisp, white and pretty, it's the thawing slush and muck that causes such trouble...time to go clear the ice rink at the end of the driveway!!
Hazel.x


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:23 PM

Crows'/Snows' Nest!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:26 PM

We have had one little snow shower, an inch or so at the most, but the ice is really bad, all the moisture in the air is being frozen out onto every surface - and untreated roads and pavements are trecherous underfoot.

When I went out I took ski poles with walking stick rubber 'feet' on, and although I only needed them once, I will not be venturing out without them until the ice melts.

The weather forecast has been for more snow in this area several times, and been wrong, but I suspect that tomorrow, Sunday, the wind will push so hard that the snow will reach us in the end.

My daughter flew from Heathrow to Chicago yesterday and the jet stream is so weak it took an hour less than scheduled.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:35 PM

uuhhhh... yes.... snowing again


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 01:07 PM

Nope. We're into rain at the moment- and for the next few days, apparently. In the transition from snow to warm, though, we had icy conditions that made walking a problematic occupation. I found myself in trouble twice in 24 hours. couldn't decide whether to retreat the way I had come or chance it further on. The second time I suddenly discovered the proper method: instead of lifting my feet, I skated. Worked.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 01:19 PM

Back to the start of this thread in October... the early snow storms we had caused so much crop damage that the USDA has now declared our county (and 8 other Montana counties) a disaster area. Potato farmers here were particularly hard hit, losing 1/3 of their crops. It makes all qualified farms and ranches eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from Tuesday's declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their losses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 03:22 PM

More white stuff in Aldershot, but warm fire, cold wine and roast chicken............Bring it on!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:51 PM

Well it was up to ma knees.....and I saw the first bus on the road since Thursday.

Hate it wi a passion


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:55 PM

"Oh, the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing" (E. trad.)...windy and beginning to thaw, a little, here in Newcastle upon Tyne now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 07:04 PM

Rain in Alaska and snow in England? Hmmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 07:56 PM

Well, we are due for a change. It is still raining today and there is a lot of water pooling on top of the frozen ground. But they have now issued a Winter Storm Warning from about 9:00 tonight to tomorrow afternoon, for 6 up to 16 inches of snow. Oh, and wind.

I'm excited! Doesn't take much to excite me though.

The only thing I don't like about our snow this winter is that they have changed the melter- for the last few years what they had used is maple-nut icecream colored melt so it never got ugly. This year they're using some kind of dark substance that looks muddy. Poo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 09:48 PM

Only good thing about the freeze in Florida, it may wipe out some of the invasive pythons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 10:05 AM

What's 'melter'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 10:09 AM

It snowed all day yesterday (sunday) in West Clare six or seven inches on the ground where I am, some thaw today but most fields still covered (as is our road so we're not going anywhere for now)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 08:25 AM

Invasive pythons.....ok I'd rather have the snaw. Its having a wee thaw and we've gone up to an almost tropical 3 degrees.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 02:16 PM

Been sunny two days in a row!!! About -6C mid afternoon. Beautiful January weather!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 04:57 PM

In the UK

My brother has been stuck in snow on the A38 just below Exeter where there has been an accident, for over 5 hours now. His wife saw his car on the BBC News at 6pm tonight, becuase she recognised the number plate,
He has texted me and seems to be OK

Seems like he is snuggling into 3 beautiful voluptuous very fit young ladies, who have abandoned their cars for the comfort of his. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 05:39 PM

I just looked outside and it is raining, so even the pitiful little bit of snow we had has been washed away.

I supose I should be glad that this part of the world - Poole, on the South coast of England, is not subject to the cruel weather that most of the UK has suffered, but I can't help feeling rather deprived.

We had cold temperatures and ice, but all the snow we have been promised just never materialised, even though the weather forecast showed snowflakes right over us.

I supose that we might wake up tomorrow and find a foot of snow on the ground, but I would not bet on it.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 05:42 PM

I was cahttin at Skarpi a while ago... raining in Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 07:42 PM

"melter": the stuff they put on the streets and sidewalks (pavements) to break down the snow and ice. I don't know what kind they are using right now.

We've gotten a lot of snow in Juneau, Alaska, the last couple of days and it is beautiful. However, they have forecast rising temperatures for this weekend so it could get messy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 12:57 PM

We're under a new Winter Storm Advisory- this is the 4th one. They had been expecting rising temperatures and rain each but have had to revise each day. At this point, we, the common people, just dun know.

but it sure is pretty. On this morning's walk with my dog I tramped a few exits through the pillowed snow berms to the street with an eye toward crossing - but I found few places low enough to enter the other side. At a certain point I planned to tramp a path to the pier but the wharf itself was too deep for tramping and I had to give it up. My dog is ecstatic- she rolled and tunnelled and periodically disappeared from view.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 02:23 PM

According to Environment Canada, it is snowing lightly and has been since yesterday when EC said "blowing snow" in the afternoon.

Odd... brilliant sunshine, no wind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 03:18 PM

Still a ton of snow on the ground here -it is only just getting above freezing during the day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 03:32 PM

7C and rain. T-shirt weather. Yippee... winter is over! >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 08:42 PM

Still snowing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 01:21 PM

I don't effing believe it, but it IS snowing here, again! Huge, dropping straight down flakes, piling up on top of little bits of old snow and we haven't been out of the 20-30s F in a couple of months. Most unusual for the Banana Belt of Colorado!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 02:37 PM

+6, sunny, light wind... the old folks are getting nervous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 02:39 PM

BTW. I haven't mentioned in a while that I live in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Don't much matter WHAT the weather is if you don't know WHERE it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Naemanson
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 06:11 PM

My students and co-workers are complaining about the cold. It got down to 74 degrees in Guam last night. No snow yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 07:16 PM

Hahaha, Brett! You and Amos must get together.:-)

gnu, it's all the same no matter where ya are in Canuckistan, ain't it? **VBG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 07:40 PM

Right now we're fending off a winter assault of bright yellow light falling from the sky. Interferes with driving and sleeping. Dunno what's become of the weather anymore. Damn sunlight never stops falling.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 08:13 PM

kat... no... the weather here is actually quite fascinating as we are influenced by the Gulf Stream, the captive Appalacian Mountains. the North Atlantic with a fetch from the nor'east that reaches past Newfoundland, the fact that the Northumberland Straight has the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, that storms from the south stall over the Isthmus of Chignecto for days.... I could go on.

And, yes... I knew what you meant... just took the opportunity to say... we can get -40C to +40C, rain blown up your ass and snow bury your ass. It's always fun. I have pics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: ragdall
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 08:14 PM

Cloudy, -1ºC in "Northern" BC (that's in Canada), no new snow for a couple of days. More snow is expected Friday when my son makes his weekly 200km drive home from work for the weekend. :(

Drove by a nearby high school on Monday, -6ºC, t-shirt weather -- kids were walking home without coats.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 08:23 PM

Yo rags! Talked to a buddy of mine in Texas today and told him it was T-shirt weather here.... he freaked! 16 where he is and he had a jacket and hat on! I guess it's what you are not used to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 11:16 PM

Sounds like parts of Wyoming, gnu! (Glad you knew what I meant.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:19 PM

So far another 6" - likely a foot by tomorrow, it's lovely again...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:17 PM

Still no snow in Central South of England.

We had a couple of inches at the most, which melted after a few days and nothing since - though more has fallen regularly in other parts of England for weeks.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:09 PM

Yeah, we got it again in DC area...maybe 7=8 inches? It was cold, so was light & easy to scoop out of the way. (We often get wet snow here, at 31° or so, and I HATE shoveling that slop)

It will be back above freezing next few days, and this will gradually go away. (It better...we have our one day Mid-Winter festival next Saturday!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:27 PM

Its 14 out and snowing mini crystals like like
like it does every morning in Buffalo


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:35 PM

hmmm.. my weather program says 18°, but that's 'Silver Spring'. I can't see my thermometer, and it's not real accurate anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnomad
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 04:39 AM

I thought we had had our dose with what fell before Christmas and running onwards, it had mostly cleared by last weekend.

On Friday it started again with icy pellets blowing horizontally, though not a lot was lying.

Yesterday more of the same, and a couple of inches had built up, I shovelled the balcony clear-ish once the wind died and sun came out, but this morning reveals that there was no more melting and all the bits I didn't get to have frozen hard - should have found that blasted brush while I had the chance.

Still, we shouldn't grumble, I have never checked but am told we are on roughly the same line of latitude as Moscow. It is only the Gulf Stream that keeps our climate as warm as it is, so any of you guys who are down that way...Thanks, please keep it going.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 12:36 PM

I posted a snow picture on Mudcat facebook.

Skies are clear here, but it looks like the east coast is going to get more snow today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 01:10 PM

We got snow last night here in DC, but this time it was wet & heavy at about 32°F. I went out and did 3" of shoveling at 10 PM, on the theory that it weighs less than 6" in the morning. Boy, was I right!

This morning, before the sun came out, the snow was falling from trees like a shower of white cotton-candy. It was a real "Winter Wonderland".

I'll post a couple of pics soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 01:19 PM

this morning

one more

Now the sun is out and it's just wet and already melting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 01:56 PM

Snowing? Yup; first huge, lazy white feathers drifting down in white showers. Now it's the small, steady flakes falling at a steady pace as the system moves along toward to gnu in New Brunswick.

m


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 02:16 PM

We can usually say (in our vernacular) 'there's ner sner'. But now there is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM

Bill... nice pics!

No snow here since we had a stall on the weekend... got twice as much as forecast. But, since, it's been tooooo cold... -25C last night. Kinda cool, tho (pun intended) as it went up to -4 but 1PM, sunny, no wind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Geneaol
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 07:08 PM

It isn't snowing where I live. Sunny So.Cal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 07:15 PM

Well... it ain't near as nice as where you are but we haven't had an earthquake or mudslide or fires or tornadoes or... for... ah... I been here 40 years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 07:26 PM

Another few inches last night closed school today - but absolutely feet more are expected over the weekend, woohoo!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,beardedbruce
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 08:01 PM

D.C. 'likely' to see foot of snow this weekRate this story

D.C. gets snow but open for business
By Ted Starkey THE WASHINGTON TIMES

On the heels of the snowstorm that dropped up to 5 inches on the area overnight, the National Weather Service Wednesday afternoon issued a Winter Storm Watch for Washington and its surrounding counties, saying that it is "likely" 12 or more inches of snow will fall on the region between Friday morning through Saturday night.

The warning also said there is a "good chance" that some parts of the area will see up to 20 inches of the white stuff, and compared the potential snowfall of this system to that of the record-setting storm that disrupted the city with 20 inches or more of snow last December. The NWS expects the snow to being falling late Friday morning, and to plan for "substantial disruptions" in travel around the Washington and Baltimore areas this weekend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 08:37 PM

nuts! This is not looking good for our annual Winter Mini-Festival!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 11:52 PM

Nice pictures, Bill D. I love southern woods.

I don't know what's going in o=in Juneau, Alaska. I swear it is like January in Oregon. Mild and drizzly.

I hope our winter isn't over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 02:18 AM

We had 4 inches of snow here today and there was a liberal leave policy in effect.

The Liberals could leave but the Conservatives had to stay and work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 09:51 AM

"The Liberals could leave but the Conservatives had to stay and work. "

Essential personnel only required?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 12:47 PM

Good one, bb. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 12:53 PM

"The Liberals could leave but the Conservatives had to stay and work. "

translation...keep an eye on things so none of the liberals sneak in and DO any work...like actually passing a bill or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 09:53 PM

Getting out of Dodge just in time... (National Zoo)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 04:08 PM

Run! The sky is falling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 04:16 PM

Oh dear we're getting part of Snowmaggeddon here in Richmond. I'm tired of snow! Plus I sprained my ankle this morning. Don't mind me, I'm just venting....


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 04:29 PM

Sprained your ankle? awww... I TOLD folks not to go ski-jumping in this...

(really...sorry to hear it...rest!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 06:35 PM

Sorry to hear that, Mary!

I started this thread on Oct 3, after the snow storms had already started here in Montana. That's earlier than usual, and it never melted, just keeps piling up, snow on top of the last snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 06:54 PM

The ankle sprain had nothing to do with the snow - just general clutziness - somehow stepped wrong and oops - I was down. It's minor. But back to the snow - this is some storm. And from the reports it looks like the folks in DC are getting the full monty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 08:08 PM

We does got snow.... I have shoveled and scraped 4 times now...maybe 6-8" worth. I guess that will mean that much less tomorrow, but I don't think it's gonna make much difference. At least my tall, physically capable son will be snowed in with us tomorrow, and can help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 11:52 AM

More snow moved in here, too, last night, and it's still snowing.
Yes, it's great to have a young son here to shovel it!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 12:30 PM

It is not snowing where I live. In fact, it's almost spooky- here it is early February and it is so mild out there that it's like living a thousand miles farther south. No wind, no edge to the air (remember, the ice fields are just above us and we usually notice that), just a light drizzle barely wet the pavement. I just checked out record highs and for this date it was 48 degrees in 1977, average high being 33.

Our temperatures have been running around 43 degrees- at this rate the bears will soon be out and about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 01:22 PM

Alice, where are you in Montana, again? I have a friend in Coeur d'Alene, (northern) Idaho, and they've got no snow at all. Pretty strange for them.

~ Becky in Tucson, where we have had snow on the mountaintops lately


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 01:40 PM

I live in Bozeman, near two ski areas. The town sits at the base of the Bridger mountain range. Bridger Bowl ski area is on the other side of the mountains from town. Big Sky ski resort is a little farther away. The town is a snow pocket. It is high enough in elevation that just driving a few miles lower into the Gallatin valley, you don't see the deep accumulation of snow we get in town.

warm season photo showing Bridger range behind the town

Even though that is not a winter photo, you can still see how we get snow on the peaks of the Bridgers.

Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 01:42 PM

This may have already been posted somewhere in this thread, but it is an El Nino weather pattern this winter, so that is why everyone is experiencing unusual weather.


Alice


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 01:45 PM

Here is an article with photos from November, about the early opening season this winter for Bridger Bowl. Scenic photos from the top of the mountain. click


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 06:18 PM

We are used to deep snow here, so building codes take that into account.
Something unusual has happened, though... two buildings have had roofs cave in from snow in just weeks of each other.



CLICK for full article


"Bob Risk, chief building official with the city of Bozeman, said Monday his staff is still trying to figure out what did in the 4,800-square-foot building.

His staff is also noting that it is part of an unsettling trend in town.

"My understanding is this is only the second time this has happened," Risk said, citing an informal survey of the building inspection office. "The first time was just a couple weeks ago.

"It's kind of odd we had two of them in such close proximity."

In both cases, snow seems to have played a role."


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 07:25 PM

Well, after two weeks of balmy banana-y weather, the air has a little bite to it this afternoon, and last night it "snowed"- yeah, right. It snowed almost enough to be able to see your tracks in it.

The forecast is for warming.

The El Nino doesn't explain all of it. Three years ago we had an el nino and a warmer, wetter winter was forecast. That season we had a record-breaking snow season, followed by two other very snowy winter. This year we had a good bit of snow in November but hardly anything measeurable since.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 07:33 PM

El Nino doesn't deliver the same kind of weather every time it happens.

It does disrupts regular climate patterns, in a major way, in the years that it does happen (esp in continents around the Pacific).
But what happens locally in El Nino years is not always the same weather.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:12 PM

Nasty here in Michigan. Scraped off my car windows, and ran downtown a couple of miles to the gallery to swap art for a change of exhibits. Got out from there and scraped off the windows. Drove half way home and stopped for 10 or 15 minutes. Scraped off the windows to drive the last mile home. My wife will get off work in about 20 minutes, and ride the 35 miles home with her car-pooling buddy; don't think I'll really be able to relax until I know she's home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 09:54 AM

We will get some snow today but not much. Wonder if this portends a dry spring.
NYC schools closed today - an incredibly rare occurence. They are expecting a foot of snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 11:39 AM

This morning at 6 o'clock I sat on a streetside bench (dry!) and admired the newborn day. It is warm and the air is still.

A man told me last night that he has his springtime snuffles- he thinks winter is over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 12:00 PM

I hereby rename the weather patterns El Weirdo


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 12:33 PM

That's funny, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 12:38 PM

el Weirdo works for me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 01:22 PM

The local paper reported the other day that we in Juneau have received less than half of the normal precip this winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 01:23 PM

SINS... starting to look a tad worriesome here, even moreso than for Maine. We have some snow on the ground but it's melting fast... right now in Moncton, it's 5C, sun, no wind.

Like you say, could be a dry spring and if it continues into summer, water could be a problem.

Of course, it's only Feb 10 so there's lots of time yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 01:58 PM

gawddammitallanyway! yes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 02:07 PM

Harvard has an interesting page on El Nino.


http://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/Level2/research-elnino.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 02:08 PM

It has stopped now, bu my part of SE Michigan got about 6 - 6.5 inches. Frogprince probably got more (?). It's very light, so not great for snowballs & packing. We missed the earlier storm completely, so we don't have much to complain about. (We'll complain anyway, of course.)

Careful out there, everybody.

M


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 02:17 PM

We are now within 1/2" of the all-time snowiest Winter since records were kept.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 01:23 PM

weather.com in their 10 day forecast for Washington, DC, predicts some more snow next Monday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 02:06 PM

When even the French Riviera gets hit I am even gladder I live somewhere warm.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 02:34 PM

AP news Feb 11, 2010
DALLAS — Snow blanketed parts of Texas on Thursday as a winter storm slowed traffic, interrupted classes and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 03:19 PM

If you have serious snow, you might as well get some pleasure out of it.

Here are the directions for following a tradition from Sweden. When its cold and snowy, you make a little 'igloo' of snowballs and burn a candle inside it.

One night long ago, I was going to have board meeting at my house one winter night. I knew that people would be tired and discouraged that day, so I built one of these near my front door. One member said that her heart lifted at the sight of it, and that made it worthwhile for me.

I made the snowballs stick together by spraying them with water from a spray bottle and quickly pressing them down. Since the temperature was about 0 F, they froze immediately.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 05:09 PM

Leenia, a Swede told me of that, too. Although he said they just hollowed out a grotto and set the candle inside. (Quite likely he was married and his wife did the work. :)

Back when I had a yard (garden?) to play with I did it just about every winter. It was lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 08:37 PM

In answer to Maire-Aine yesterday: a lot of this area got hit pretty good, but we lucked out right at our place; it must not have been more than about 4".


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Sawzaw
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 09:19 AM

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Schools were shuttered and flights canceled across the South on Friday as snow began falling, bringing a rare white landscape that could stretch into areas that haven't seen snow in a decade — or longer.

Winter storm warnings spanned the Gulf Coast states early Friday as the snow crawled east out of Texas, where it left the Dallas area with more than a foot of snow, nearly 200 traffic accidents and hundreds of canceled flights. Snow, ice and sleet closed parts of Interstate 49 in central Louisiana early Friday.

Areas of northern and central Louisiana got 5 inches or more of snow before dawn Friday. In southern Mississippi, 3 inches had fallen in McComb and 2 inches were on the ground in Tylertown. One to 3 inches of snow had fallen in Jackson. Snow also began falling in southern Alabama, where up to 5 inches was expected.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 09:36 AM

How strange, and what bad luck!

I'm glad they closed the Interstate. Drivers there have so little experience with snow and ice - not that anybody can actually drive on ice. Well, you know what I mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 09:57 AM

Still not snowing in Maine...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 11:03 AM

Same here, SINS... never saw it this warm this long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 11:38 AM

Nor here, in Juneau, Alaska. The forecasts continue to call for "rain, mixed with snow" but it has stayed dry and warm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 11:44 AM

" Schools were shuttered and flights canceled across the South on Friday as snow began falling...."

When I moved to the D.C. area in early March, 1977, there was a heavy coating of ice & snow. Later, the local channel 4 weatherman reported that this was the first 'recorded' time that there was snow on the ground in all of the lower 48 states.
I suppose we may be near that again. The jet stream is taking quite a dip....


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: mg
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 03:41 PM

heavy wind and rain and thunder. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 04:40 PM

DIRE WARNINGS OF PENDING SNOW!!!

Parts of South brace for first snow in decade
Winter storm warnings span the Gulf Coast states; Interstate-49 shut in La.
The Associated Press
updated 2:38 p.m. CT, Fri., Feb. 12, 2010

PENSACOLA, Fla. - It took back-to-back blizzards to paralyze the nation's capital, but in the Deep South it only takes a couple inches of snow.

Flakes were falling — or threatened — Friday from Texas to the Florida Panhandle and then up along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, bringing a rare white landscape to spots that haven't seen snow in a decade or longer. The storm was crawling east out of Texas, where it left the Dallas area with more than a foot of snow, nearly 200 traffic accidents, thousands without power and hundreds of canceled flights.

Far less snow was falling in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, though the effect was still crippling.

Just the anticipation of an inch of snow was enough to close schools in the Florida Panhandle, while classes also were canceled in parts of Alabama. Nearly two-dozen school districts closed across Georgia because of the snow forecast. ...

The southern Alabama city of Andalusia had recorded its largest snowfall since 1973 — 2 inches as of Friday morning. The city of 8,800 near the Florida line was getting ready to close its streets because of snow, which no one could remember happening before, said city building inspector Micah Blair. ...

And as much as 3 inches could hit Savannah, Ga., where snow was last traced in February 1996 — "and that was only 0.2 inches ...

In Atlanta, Delta Air Lines canceled 1,100 flights for Friday in anticipation of as much as 2 inches of snow expected in the region. AirTran also said Friday that it was canceling more than 60 flights in or out of Atlanta because of the threat of snow.

[I guess it depends on what you're used to - and prepared for.]


A side note (in another article) is that the recent unusually cold weather is estimated to have produced a possible 50 percent(?) kill of some "invasive species" that have been a concern in Florida and adjacent areas recently - huge tropical snakes of a few kinds, iguanas, and some others. Lovers of "exotic pets" are of course citing this rare event in opposition to the recent import ban on snakes "big enough to eat our children."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 05:25 PM

I'd rather have snow than snakes that big.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 12 Feb 10 - 09:39 PM

A lovely 5-inch snowfall here in Mississippi. I actually got to put on boots and have snow crunch under my feet as I walked the happy but befuddled dog leaving tracks from one mailbox to the next. Beautiful fluffy stuff in the tall pines, the Leyland cypresses, the Bradford pear trees, and frosting the muscadine vines. Meanwhile, the cat is still pissed off about the whole thing.

This has been a hell of a fall and winter. I have great hopes that the floods and freezes will eradicate a lot of our bug friends which have been wintering over for too many mild ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: CarolC
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 02:15 AM

Yes, for only the second time in the four years we've lived here. I like this kind of snow - a few inches of fluffy snow on everything but the roads once every few years, and it melts in a day or two.


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From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 04:28 AM

Snow on the ground in 49 states

(Hawaii is the only non-participant.)

"More than two-thirds of the nation's land mass had snow on the ground when the day dawned, and then it snowed ever so slightly in Florida to make it 49 states out of 50."

"The idea of 50 states with snow is so strange that the federal office that collects weather statistics doesn't keep track of that number and can't say whether it has ever happened. The office can't even say whether 49 out of 50 has ever taken place before."

The article has some comments on past statistics and "explanations" for the recent weather in the US. Although the explanations are somewhat superficial, they might be of interest to those who care to look.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 11:26 AM

Me and my big mouth. Only supposed to be 6" and windy. The last time they said that it was quite nasty as it stalled right over us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 12:37 PM

Yep, JiK...that article comports with what I remember about 1977. At that time, the local weather man, Bob Ryan, claimed there was snow in all the lower 48... *shrug* Maybe there was. Anyway, this time, with modern technology and sharing of data, we know we had it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 01:20 PM

Yes, in fact it is snowing here for a change (southwestern NH, which had mostly bare ground yesterday!).

But it's my chorus rehearsal night and guess who has to make the decision to have the rehearsal or not? lil ol me....

I'll decide later. That's my decision!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 02:07 PM

A measly 4 inches last weekend - but I remember, a few weeks ago, when 4 inches would have been a real snowfall!
Anotehr 2 last night...
More expected today...

This is the winter I always thought I was missing when growing up in West Africa! I'm having a BLAST! Who needs to run errands?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 03:16 PM

We're in the middle of a full-bore sun blizzard here. The stuff drips from tree branches, runs along the streets, and stacks up in people's drives. In some areas people have to wear protective goggles and special lotions on their generous amounts of exposed skin. Traffic slows down due to the glare. Some people forget how to drive in full sun and have accidents until they re-learn their SoCal driving skills...



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 04:05 PM

gee, Amos.. we DO feel your pain.


**planning things to write when the next set of wildfires, mudslides and ground shakes appear.**


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 04:22 PM

Ahhh... when I checked an hour and a half ago... 12". And, this afternoon, while driving along, I saw a seagull land on the Walmart roof and three other guls fell off. Only the gull knows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 04:38 PM

A gull's gotta do what a gull's gotta do, Gnuster!!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 04:41 PM

I saw a movie years ago about the Calleeforrrneeahhh faults letting go and the whole state being blown into the sky to become Earth's second moon.

If that happened, we could wave to the Man In The Moon every night... unless he was on the dark side. Be pretty cold there, Amos... sunny, but cold.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 05:06 PM

Nah--we'd take a significant portion of the Pacific with us, don't forget. Bimeby it would settle out into a loverly atmosphere and we would be a lot like SoCal is today, safely in orbit and well-removed from a lot of the insanity. We'd have some of the most innovative engineers on Earth with us, too, so we could tool up a solar-driven economy, using the hot side of our landmass, and be happily oil-free.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 05:26 PM

And air free.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 09:25 AM

It won't quit snowing where I live(Notheast Ohio). As of last night we broke the February snowfall record with 12 days left in the month.
We haven't had a winter like this since the 70's and I can't find 5-buckle boots anywhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 10:28 AM

My part of Midcoast Maine had Not One Flake of snow.

m


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:14 PM

Well... it blew by us. It was supposed to come in at midnight, but it veered and didn't start until dawn. Only gonna get 4 to 6" and not much wind.

20 to 30 miles east... not so lucky.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:48 PM

Is it snowing where I live? Nope.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:54 PM

It's snowing again today.
But it is Montana in February, so that's usual.

Hard to believe that some people are planning spring gardens
and seeing crocus.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 03:14 PM

Thank goodness the total hit 4". The city plow went by (under 4", they usually don't). That meant the guy I hired with the tractor was here so I don't have to risk my back. Only gotta "trim" up the driveways.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 03:23 PM

Gnu:

The Pacific portion would provide atmosphere, not to worry. As long as we're swapping fantasies, my version is just as good as yours! :D

Meanwhile the blizzard of sunlight continues here, and the poor sufferers who have to go out in it have resorted to using their cars' air-conditioners to keep themselves alive while they make their way to work and back. Will this damned winter never end?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 03:38 PM

They need www.yikebike.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 06:03 AM

Looked out the window about 01:30 last night, and several inches of snow.

Woke up this mornin' an' the snow done dead an' gone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 07:29 PM

It's only February, but we are starting to get
GRAUPEL
once in awhile, instead of just snow.
We don't usually get graupel (we pronounce it gropple) until later in March or April. Still deep snow banks everywhere, but it got up
into the 40's today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 10:29 PM

On the Anchorage news the other night they said they are experiencing April weather. Well, Anchorage is north and west of us about 600 miles and we in Juneau are experiencing March weather. After being sunny for several weeks it has turned rainy the last couple of days; the grass is greening and the rhubarb is up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 04:33 PM

Yes, damn it! It's snowing here. Again. Aargh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 01:41 PM

Yes! Big, widely scattered snowflakes, painting a white overlay on the green grass. The first falling snow I have seen since January, I believe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 01:58 PM

The weatherforeblasters had Mum scared all day yesterday. Snow expected to start in the eve, at times heavy, windy... 10 to 12".

We got 1/4" of slush and no wind. It's about 5C now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 12:46 PM

Nope. That flurry yesterday was shortlived.

Yesterday I took the three dogs (I am housesitting) up the mountain slopes where snow still lingers. They, being Cairn Terriers, were mightily pleased.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 10:33 AM

Yesterday... sun. little wind, 8C... it's already almost 10C at 11:30AM. Weird!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 11:48 AM

Well, we have some snow but its heart isn't in it.

Yesterday it dusted the earth. This morning we have maybe 1 and a half inches out there. Froze fairly hard last night; when I came home at midnight it was getting very slick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 12:46 PM

EC said yesterday tha, across Canada, this is the warmest and driest winter in 63 years.

I had lunch sitting in a lawn chair on the patio next to the garage... dressed in a sweatshirt.

The Maple Slurpup season is expected to be long and fruitful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 12:59 PM

Oh, good! I love maple syrup! And right now it is $10 for a small flask bottle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 01:28 PM

Prices will drop, but not by a lot I don't think. Once the major retailers have a price on sommat, they don't drop it much for at least the time it takes to pay for carrying the inventory over the past year. Of course, Maple Slurpup is a special case. It's not like spuds and peas and apples and... that can be fairly well predicted as to supply.

That said, I buy my Slurpup direct from a Sugar Woods about 6km away. I bring my own bottles and pay cash. I could tap my maple out back, but standing at the stove is not an option due to my Satanic nerve. It hurts like the devil.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 05:09 PM

It's raining today, and fast washing away the last of our 54" on snow...there's small patches where it was piled highest in shady areas, but we are almost free !


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 08:29 AM

Well, the last bit of snow on our East Lancashire garden melted yeterday, just over three months since that piece of earth saw daylight! T
here was still the odd bit in gullies near the pennine way as I crossed over the M62 to Yorkshire last night to do some baby-sitting duty, but I don't know if that has been there continually.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 11:56 AM

Time for spring snow now.... last night it came down thick and wet and blanketing everything and covering all the south facing spots that had started to melt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 11:31 AM

Yesterday afternoon it was 64. Went to a flute concert, didn't even need a jacket. Now it's snowing heavily and a forlorn robin is hopping about my bird feeder.

I'm glad I filled the heated bird-waterer yesterday.

Ah, the Midwest climate. [Can a mad assemblage of unlikely events rightly be called a climate?]


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 01:55 PM

UNREAL! My power bill for Feb 18 to Mar 18 is $273.23. And, I had all of the windows in the house cranked open for an hour or so in late afternoon on at least a dozen days. In a "normal winter, I'd expect $400 to $425. This warm winter has been a win-win for me.

And even the snow piled on the lawns is gone. Out like a lamb, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 02:20 PM

Snowing here again, typical wet spring snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Arnie
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 04:59 AM

I'm surprised that no-one from Scotland has posted on this thread recently, so I'll do it on behalf of our northern neighbours. BBC news report last night showed horrendous snowy conditions in parts of Scotland with the deep snow, freezing temperatures and blizzards usually associated with the depths of winter. Today's news reports that a school bus has slid off a bridge in Lanarkshire due to the weather conditions and a number of children have been injured. I also see that parts of Eire and N. Ireland have got heavy snow as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 10:10 AM

It's snowing over here in Donegal where Maggie and I are on a short holiday. We remembered our instruments, but nobody told us to bring skis or snowshoes. Actually the snow is mainly confined to the hills , but combined with high winds there've been some transport problems. Things are improving now


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 10:59 AM

Gonna have rain/snow mixture for the next seven days, and me having to work in the yard!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 11:00 AM

In your Easter bonnet
With all the snow upon it....


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 01:19 PM

We've had more snow this year than I've ever seen here in the California Sierra Foothills. Here it's the last day of March, and it snowed an inch or two last night.
And it's c-o-o-o-l-d!

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 06:12 AM

Yup. Flurries in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maeve
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 07:14 AM

Also in midcoast Maine.

m


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 12:28 PM

We had a very deep, wet spring snowfall a few days ago, then it warmed up into the 50's and 60's, and today it is supposed to be close to 70 degrees.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bobad
Date: 08 May 10 - 10:26 PM

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow, Ottawa region:

Tonight
    A few rain showers changing to flurries after midnight. Wind becoming northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 this evening then diminishing to 20 after midnight. Low zero.
   
Sunday
    Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High 7. UV index 6 or high.
   
Sunday night
    Clear. Low minus 2 with frost.

WTF????


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: maire-aine
Date: 08 May 10 - 10:31 PM

Yup. Upper Michigan got snow, and it's supposed to get down to 35F (1.7C) overnight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 08 May 10 - 10:46 PM

It has snowed here several times this week. Mashed down some of the tulips, but mostly melted off today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 09 May 10 - 05:33 AM

I heard from a buddy that they may get snow in Scotland in the next few days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 May 10 - 04:42 PM

Snowed here today, bobad. Joy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bobad
Date: 09 May 10 - 05:23 PM

We were up at 3 AM with our dog who was entertaining us with a bad case of vomiting and at times the snow and wind were creating white out conditions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 May 10 - 05:34 PM

Yeah, last night. Just a wee bit of the horrid stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 09 May 10 - 05:34 PM

Lads.... don't mean much to peeps who don't know where you are. It's a long thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 May 10 - 03:55 PM

Snow in Buffalo for Mother's Day. Too bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 08:34 AM

Last night I walked out of the supermarket at about 6PM into a blizzard. To myself, I thought, I said "That is not snow." A lady next to me replied "It's OK dear. It's not snow." in a tone that suggested she thought I might go postal.
It lasted just long enough to ruin my day.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 09:29 AM

Snow is a distant memory for us thankfully. March and April in South West UK can be such a strange couple of months it can either snow or severe hail storms with lambs having to be dug out or it can be a warm sunny lazing on the grass day and it has been like that now for a couple of days. But we won't hold our breath this could be THE summer as happened two years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 03:46 PM

A few flakes this morning. Ground remains frozen solid. Spring possible near end of month.
(Alberta, Canada).


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 11 - 07:34 PM

Yesterday, I invited the Sacramento Song Circle to sing at my house in the Sierra Foothills of California, and we had a delightful wildflower hike before we sang. It wasn't warm, but it was very comfortable. This morning, May 15, I woke up to two inches of snow. That's the first time I've seen it snow in May in California.

It was all gone by 2 PM.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Janie
Date: 15 May 11 - 11:10 PM

Geeze! And here I am, feeling guilty because the tomatoes should have been planted 2 weeks ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 May 11 - 12:07 AM

In RI, it's just rain. Don't know if I should be surly or grateful. Grateful that it's not snow, surly that the forecast says we will get rain for several days. Hoping my basement doesn't flood!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 May 11 - 12:59 AM

No snow in my area recently.

Last Monday afternoon it hit 100F (38C) in town, about 30F above the "seasonal norm." The following Thursday morning it was 33 F (0.6C) - almost 30F below normal. A few towns about 100 miles (160 km?) west (still in the state) were below freezing for a couple of nights with "light rain" - probably frozen pellets rather than droplets, but for the most part no place remotely close to the south and/or west has had enough precipitation of any kind to beat down the threat (and some places the actuality) of the range fires.

Our friends in the Texas Panhandle (about 180 miles away) say they are watering their cows with a teasoon (3 spoons per cow per day?) due to the 6 months of drought. But 160 miles straight east of them they've had some minor flooding, with only a half dozen of those annoying tornados.

Locally, the weather has been "unremarkable" but I'm wearing out the switch on the thermostat flipping it between heating a bit at night and cooling a little in the afternoon. (We're too old to stand those wide swings.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: open mike
Date: 16 May 11 - 06:40 AM

yes, as a matter of fact, it did snow here today..in northern calif. foothills...and it hailed, too. I had a dozen tomato plants that i put in containers. I loaded them into the back of the truck...to be protected from hail and frost inside the camper shell..now i have a mobile garden...i planto leave them in the truck until this storm is over...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 16 May 11 - 03:08 PM

Open Mike! That is terrific!

Here in Montreal we felt like the rain was almost snow this morning but not cold enough (45F). I am thankful!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 May 11 - 03:32 PM

I just saw three ducks goin up the street carryin a canoe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 May 11 - 07:39 PM

Prob'ly takin' it home to get the fam'ly li'l uns.

I've heard that even ducks can't swim 'fore they're hatched.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 16 May 11 - 08:12 PM

Yeees b'y. Them whats here is in serious a gettin water logged. It ain't like on the Missy Pissy or yer Assiniboine but the rain just won't let up.

I hope all works out well fer the folks down south in The States and fer the folks out in the Canuck West. Nasty stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 May 11 - 09:51 PM

Don't leave out them N'Anglanders up North. Word is they been gettin' some pretty serious local floods.

They just don't seem to need to talk 'about it to them outsiders, I guess. Too many Presbys I guess?

Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Alberta Canucky all reporting big fires.

Connecticut(?), Minnesota, & I think parts of Michigan getting local floods from all the water Canada's pissin down the stream.

East Okie, SE Texas, Louisianna etc down south got Tornados & floods.

And that's just the ones I can remember from the past week or two.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 May 11 - 12:28 PM

Gnu, we just had three days--THREE as in at least 72 hours of rain. It did NOT let up once.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Jeri
Date: 17 May 11 - 12:43 PM

There's a metal ring on the western end of my house. I never could figure out what it was for, but I think maybe it's for an anchor. The grass is happy, although it's the sort of "happy" that humans would be arrested for once the fire trucks and ambulances leave. The mosquitoes are plotting world domination (as if they don't already have it).

The lilacs are biding their time, but I can see progress.

...but it's COLD here!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 May 11 - 02:07 PM

It's been unseasonably cool here in northwest Florida. Morning lows below 50°F (10°C) and highs below 80°F (26°C). We're usually at lows around 70° and highs above 90° by now. This is more like our early April weather than mid-May.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 17 May 11 - 02:21 PM

The rain has let up but it's still cold. I expect that will change soon with tonight's full moon. Of course, we could still have frost in the next 31 days (3 days after the full moon in June is the rule of green thumb here).


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