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#26 2008-02-12 00:38:54

bikerbabe
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Re: Weather

LT Maybe your furniture was just dancing in the rain. We have some that do that. Our smoker actually break dances!

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#27 2008-02-12 01:33:26

Artistamy
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Re: Weather

Overcast, 49, some rain showers.  Welcome to the monotonous reality of the NW.  Never heard the term 'sun breaks' prior to living here, but they often induce a party-like atmosphere this time of year among us mossy inhabitants...

But I go to Mexico next week!!!  Sunny, 83.  Every day.  Ahhhhh.

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#28 2008-02-12 02:27:51

LT-1
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Re: Weather

I'm quite sure my furniture was dancing in the snow squalls. It was 10 degrees when I left the house this morning! BRRRRR! My heating bill was $400 last month. I can't even imagine what this month will be like. . . Ugh.


~It isn't breathing that determines whether you are living or not. - Rev. Sam~

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#29 2008-02-13 14:33:37

Sooner
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Re: Weather

Beautiful here in Oklahoma. 50's and 60's today- thinking about playing golf.

My HAWAIIAN tan is gorgeous.


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#30 2008-02-23 16:02:00

LT-1
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Re: Weather

Yesterday we got hit with a pretty good sized snow storm. It was beautiful and peaceful in my yard so I decided to take some shots. I hope you enjoy them. . .

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/041.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/074.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/031.jpg


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#31 2008-02-23 22:11:10

TallPoppy
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Re: Weather

Oh, wow - I am so jealous, LT-1 - I MISS SNOW!!! It never snows in Auckland. All we get in winter is icy rain and blizzards.

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#32 2008-02-23 22:20:01

LT-1
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Re: Weather

Well, I never like anyone to be jealous of me for any reason, but here are some more shots for you. As you can see, me and the red bird were having a moment. I took about a million shots of him. . .

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/023.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/050.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/055.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/drmrzmom/086.jpg


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#33 2008-02-23 23:00:44

"Bad News" Bob
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Re: Weather

LT, it's been 31 years since we had a snow like that in "My neck of the woods." We had 14" in 1977 the same year Buffalo had a huge blizzard. I think we were just about as incapacitated as they were, because we didn't have any kind of snow removal equipment. We had to resort to using backhoes and front-end loaders to clear the streets. BTW, we had an inch of snow this past Tuesday, but it was gone by Wednesday morning. It was quite unexpected, but it was pretty while it lasted.


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#34 2008-02-24 15:45:51

Archer
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Re: Weather

Great photos. We had a few inches of snow/sleet/ ice a few days ago. Yesterday it warmed to 35 F and we got a lot of melting. This morning I awoke to two inches of new snow. It is still snowing off and on. I scraped a path from the back door to the bird feeder. It was empty and my feathered friends were kind of pi$$ed at me.

I fired up the Harley the other day and let it run for a few minutes to keep the battery charged. Wow that was exciting! I'm still ready for spring.


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m319/archerev/Links/Stickman2-1.jpg

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#35 2008-02-24 23:20:42

Sooner
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Re: Weather

I am a tee time for 11:30 am tomorrow- 65 degrees


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#36 2008-02-25 15:43:22

"Bad News" Bob
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Re: Weather

Yesterday was my oldest daughter's first challenge league soccer game of the 2008 season. The weather was somewhat less than ideal; and by that I mean it was 42 degrees and raining with a steady 10 mph breeze blowing across the field. By half-time I was about as miserable as I am willing to tolerate and I was dressed well for the conditions, the girls were in shorts. How they kept from getting hypothemia I do not know. They were soaked to the skin and yet they played the best game they've ever played. Having a new coach and a couple of new players helped, but they did not prevail. They held the team that was last years league champions to just 1 point: a team that averaged 7 points a game last year. A team that beat our girls 14-0 last year. So even though I was miserable I left the field encouraged by our teams improvements, as for Sam it took three hours for the feelings to completely return to her feet.


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#37 2008-02-25 15:44:38

DosMetros
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Re: Weather

Sooner, I could use some 65 degree temperatures, 75 would be better.  We've been too busy dodging tornadoes during February, the season really doesn't officially get kicked off until next month.  BTW, nice photos from LT, the cardinal looks like he is posing for the camera....DM


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#38 2008-02-25 22:58:19

Sooner
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Re: Weather

DM,

It actually only got to 63 degrees.

You don't have to tell me about tornadoes, I live in Oklahoma. I was in the middle of the only two 5's ever recorded in the US.

Really is weird, you are getting them this early.


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#39 2008-02-26 03:36:36

nurse_marcey
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Re: Weather

We got about 10 inches of snow over the weekend.  It was very light and powdery - not very good for making snowmen.  We are supposed to get some freezing rain tomorrow, so the top of the snow should be nice and crunchy...


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/nurse_marcey/3.jpg

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#40 2008-02-29 16:50:42

Artistamy
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Re: Weather

Just got back from sunny, 83 degrees, turquoise clear waters, white powder sand beaches.  It's now cloudy and 50 in Seattle.

Amy

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#41 2008-02-29 22:35:25

Sooner
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Re: Weather

67 degrees here, what does snow look like?


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#42 2008-02-29 22:59:14

Archer
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Re: Weather

Right now, our snow looks kind of  dirty brown. It is 45 F here and most of our snow has melted. We're pretty soggy. It is supposed to be in the 50's this weekend. Then back to snow on Monday & Tuesday. You can never get adjusted to anything here.


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#43 2008-03-01 02:15:22

bikerbabe
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Re: Weather

67 degrees here, what does snow look like?


Our 19 mo old granddaughter summed it up nicely after the last bout of snow:
She pointed and said "BUBBLES!!"

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#44 2008-03-01 15:00:48

LT-1
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Re: Weather

Bubbles! Ha ha

It snowed about 5 inches here again last night. It's been bitterly cold and windy (great for the heating bill!) Tomorrow it will be somewhere between 45 and 50, so all the new snow will melt. We'll have some fairly mild weather next week. I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait to throw open the windows and do some spring cleaning. I feel like I've been couped up too long this winter.


~It isn't breathing that determines whether you are living or not. - Rev. Sam~

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#45 2008-03-02 02:07:08

nurse_marcey
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Re: Weather

LT-1 wrote:

Bubbles! Ha ha

It snowed about 5 inches here again last night. It's been bitterly cold and windy (great for the heating bill!) Tomorrow it will be somewhere between 45 and 50, so all the new snow will melt. We'll have some fairly mild weather next week. I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait to throw open the windows and do some spring cleaning. I feel like I've been couped up too long this winter.

That's what happened here.  We got about 6 inches of snow overnight and then it warmed up into the 50s today, so everything is a wet, slushy mess.  I drove teh girls out to Mystic Aquarium today, and along the 90 minute ride, the conditions kept varying between sun and rain.


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/nurse_marcey/3.jpg

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#46 2008-03-02 22:27:39

Kofte
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Re: Weather

Snow? Come to Maine and most of New Hampshire and of course Vermont., I've been to a dozen towns that have had over 120 inches of snow this winter that's over 10 feet!

Roofs are collapsing people are depressed , desperate.  I wonder why I'm here?

Out to the 4 runner and another town tomorrow.  Try cooking kebobs in a place with 25 mph winds and snow over your head.

Had a nice venison chilli today.  Does every else carry hot peppers and garlic in their jacket pockets?

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#47 2008-03-03 03:22:33

TallPoppy
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Re: Weather

My department at work are going on a lunchtime barbecue at the beach tomorrow - swimming, cricket, volleyball, sun, surf. I love summer. I just wish it snowed here in winter - it drags so slowly.

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#48 2008-03-03 04:10:38

"Bad News" Bob
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Re: Weather

I keep forgetting that it's Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Of course I also keep forgetting it's already tomorrow there when I'm wondering what to have for lunch here.

TallPoppy your post prompted me to take a visit to New Zealand via Google maps. I didn't realize that most of New Zealand is even farther south than Australia. Nor did I have any idea how much water surrounds Auckland. It was cool looking around where you live, it's really green there and from what I see it looks like the southern island is mostly mountains. Is it culturally very different between the two islands or all about the same? Another question I have from looking at Auckland; are Mt. Eden and Mt. Wellington extinct volcanoes or just plain mountains?


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#49 2008-03-03 06:05:48

TallPoppy
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Re: Weather

"Bad News" Bob wrote:

I keep forgetting that it's Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Of course I also keep forgetting it's already tomorrow there when I'm wondering what to have for lunch here.

TallPoppy your post prompted me to take a visit to New Zealand via Google maps. I didn't realize that most of New Zealand is even farther south than Australia. Nor did I have any idea how much water surrounds Auckland. It was cool looking around where you live, it's really green there and from what I see it looks like the southern island is mostly mountains. Is it culturally very different between the two islands or all about the same? Another question I have from looking at Auckland; are Mt. Eden and Mt. Wellington extinct volcanoes or just plain mountains?

It's culturally fairly similar - although Aucklanders like to think we are the bees' knees (hence the term JAFA = "Just Another Fucking Aucklander"). The South Island is where all the beauty is, but hardly anyone lives down there - the population of the entire South Island is less than the population of Auckland.

As far as I know, Mt Eden and Mt Wellington (and quite a few others - I think there are about 12) are dormant volcanoes - so we are pretty much screwed if they ever erupt... Lake Taupo in the middle of the island is another dormant volcano - if that ever erupted pretty much the whole island would be gone, or at least rearranged. The two largest cities, Auckland and Wellington, are both kinda dangerous, in a way - volcanoes in Auckland (sure, dormant, but you never know what might happen), and earthquakes in Wellington...

I live on the North Shore of Auckland, which is basically centered around beaches - a whole string of beaches with suburbs around them. Originally it was just for holiday homes, but as Auckland has grown, the suburbs spread out so now it is ridiculously overpriced. The beaches are very calm and quite pretty on this side of the island, but on the west coast (about an hour and a half drive) they are absolutely wild and stunningly beautiful. Rather dangerous to swim at, though.

The greenery is something I really missed when I was overseas - I remember crying when I saw NZ for the first time again from the plane. It looked so green and homey.

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#50 2008-03-03 09:48:01

LT-1
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Re: Weather

Wow, Tallpoppy, thanks for that visual post. Sounds so beautiful to live there minus the fear of a dormant volcano erupting. I love beautiful landscape. I feel so much better when my surroundings are beautiful. You're lucky. Have fun at the BBQ! What do you do for a living? LT :-)


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