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Our frosty, frozen, bone-chilled smugness :cry:

Pretend, my heinie :P

Still, I like having real seasons. Where I live they balance out just about right (or at least they HAD been; seems winter is shortening on either end but making up for it in the middle) :shock:

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Hey, I want to move to AK, remember? OK, so once I've had my fill of northern lights and drunken excuses for "entertainment", I'd rent a couple of rooms in HI until spring breakup, but so what?

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Here in Ohio it is white as the eye can see. We got hit with another storm over the course of the past 3 days. Due to the strong winds we had there are 3-5 foot drifts in places. I have had just about enough of this weather. I look at my starters indoors and am really getting really excited and anxious to plant then I look outside and get depressed. :(

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The last few days and the next week or so we're looking at 40's. Now that's what I'm talking about. Still has aways to go but alot of that white stuff is starting to melt. I can actually see some green now. :)

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Well it's the morning of our CT movie premiere of "A Chemical Reaction" which I have been organizing for months, and it's 40 already (at 8:30 AM) and expected to go to 60. Of course. The first really spring like day after an ugly little winter, and I am asking people to sit in a theatre. :roll:

I hope SOMEBODY shows up...

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Wish I were there. :( :wink:

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Finally a break, going to higher than seasonal average for a few days. Will visit mid and upper sixties to low 70's over the next three days. The tomato plants are already outside this morning, soaking up some sunshine. The older plants are large, in three gallon containers, and have blooms, but the color and thickness is not what it was last year. Also, am having some trouble with aphids as the plants have stayed in the warm, humid greenhouse far too much.

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We are scheduled for a week of 60's by day, and above freezing nights... yeah!

Lots to get done, before winter returns, or spring rains arrive!

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We've been having sunny/partly cloudy days and rainy nights for about the past week. Daytime temperatures have been in the high 50s/low 60s, with nights in the mid 40s. Gorgeous weather! :D

There's a cold front on the way, though, destined to hit us tonight and produce snow in the mountains down to the 1000' mark. Happily, I'm below that level! :lol:

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Evening of the big premiere, and the fact that I was able to coax a hundred and four people indoors to watch a movie about pesticides still astounds me; it was GORGEOUS out today, really wonderful, and still they came. Even got Rep. Roy, co-chair of the House Environmental Committee! Long story short, guess who's appearing at a hearing at the Statehouse tomorrow?

Mr. Helpful Goes to Hartford... 8)

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The HG all dressed up with a suit coat and tie and EVERYTHING??!! :o This we gotta see--send pictures. Somebody quick, follow him around with a camera! Do you even own a suit? I suppose all your ties are supporting plants or something...

(Ducking for cover now...heh, heh, heh!)

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Cold front moving in, snow expected in some areas. Got to provide a little more coverage for some plants. We seem to have a false spring every February and I get the itch to plant, then of course, I kick myself when I have to go protect everything, arrgh.

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Frost predicted for tonight. The weather advisory says to cover all tender plants. :!:

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Oh yeah, done that. Covered what's in the veggie garden, roses are pretty much on their own, sigh. Only ten days til our supposed last frost date, let's hope for the best.

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Not to bad we had a storm the other night and I thought my house would blow away and land in OZ.
We got some hail and it has bee cool. Some cars coming down Wildcat Mt. road had snow on them so the snow level is low for this time of year. With a low snow level Mt. Hood is getting snowed on so I am going skiing saturday. Down here it looks all green. In the spring it is so cool to come from Mt. Hood where it is all white and winter like and come down to my home where it is all green. Mt. hood has year round skiing up high on it.
It should get sunny this week end, I hope.

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After a long rain and some big storms it was dry enough today to go out and mow the lawns. For a big part of the day the sun was out and out was heaven just the right day for out doors. My wife’s dad who just turned 91 lives with us and one of the ridding mowers has an automatic transmission that you can control the speed with a shifter handle so he can use that one. Forest loves to get out and mow the lawn, it helps me and he just enjoys doing it. We worked a few hours and got quite a bit done today so it will not take too much to finish tomorrow.

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Dry and pushing 100 for the last week and foreseeable future.

We beat a thunderstorm last night bringing the boat in. We ended up docking in what we later found out was a 60 mph wind. It was exhilarating.

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We are dry!
We keep getting just enough rain to keep the humidity up!
I am still having to water the garden.
So, it is hot and humid here, plus very dry! I know humid and dry? Well, it is! The soil is moist on the surface only.

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Beautiful day! Sunny and going to be 70º. :)

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Brrrr! It's only 51º outside! I'm freezing! I'm gonna have to put on a sweater, I guess. And just yesterday, it seemed as if summer was almost here! :(

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Kisal we made records for the coldest day. It is raining once more!

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Well, no wonder my hands feel like icicles! :lol:

Maybe I'll give in and turn the heat back on. :roll:

Raining here, too. :>

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Same as yesterday -- HOT and MUGGY. Sauna. Just standing around leaves you sticky. Teasing hints of moisture, plenty of it, in the air, but none coming down to the ground.

I was going to do something not strenuous or hot today -- like setting up in the shade and uppotting, but there is no relief being in the shade.

Stop hogging all the rain over there! :x The rain we had the other day was just enough to recover, not enough to sustain. I really need to water but I keep hoping I won't have to... :?

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Ha-ha! I'm sure everyone in the PNW would be delighted to share some of the rain, if you guys would send just a bit of warmth our way! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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It is 86 degrees and raining.
A nice slow soaking rain. Good sized raindrops, but one of those pleasant rains that you really enjoy. Not dark, not windy, I don't hear any thunder anywhere, just a lovely shower!
Finally! Maybe I won't have to water today!

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103 yesterday. Had late night rain but still watered. Cool wave today, only 95.

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SOOOOOooo freaking hot here! Like 102 today, got home from work at 7 and all my cucurbits looked weepy. Thought it was gonna storm, heard some rumbling, but it didn't. Really need a good soaking rain.

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Rain this morning, but became sunny by 4:00 p.m. Only 65º, though. Tomorrow should be nicer, up to 70º.

But then rain again on Saturday, or so they say. :roll:

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Yesterday, the thermometer in the Front Porch Oven (gets REALLY hot from westering sun) registered 128ºF. This morning, in the pre-dawn chill, it was 55ºF. :shock:

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We have an outside thermometer in the front and the back. The one on the east side gives us a pretty accurate prediction of what's going to happen. I'm not sure why they do this because they are both out of direct sunlight.

It's not unusual to have the east one read 115 or 120 until 2 PM and then for an hour or so they both may read 105 or so. Then the one on the west side will climb to 120 or 125.

The heat here is oppressive. Thanks to humidity that rarely drops under 75%. sweat never dries. Even with headbands and handkerchiefs, it's difficult to keep it out of your eyes.

We work and water the garden 3 or 4 days a week and spend 3 or 4 nights on the boat. We stay in on the boat until nearly sunset. We only cruise at night. The nights are in the 80s until at least midnight and we wear light jackets. I guess the blood really does thin in the heat or it's another geezerfication symptom. Store bought teeth make a pleasant maraca sound when they chatter.

I'm 57 and I pant while I work. It takes 20 minutes in the shade to recover normal breathing. It's very difficult to work early or late because the mosquitoes are waiting. You have to wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt hosed down with Off to be outside early or late. It's just easier to sweat, pant and brave the mid day heat.

Oddly enough there are no mosquitoes or no see-ems on our freshwater lake like there were on the coast.

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What else? Rain. :roll:

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99 F today. Feels like 112F.

Left work today and it looked like a monsoon! Heavy downpours, rain going sideways, thunder, lightening, the whole hurricane shebang! I was so excited about the prospect of my garden getting some overdue rain :D. Got home a mere 20 minutes after the storm to a bone dry, wilting garden...

How disappointing is that? Not even one drop here... Guess I'll be out there with the mozzie swarms tonight...watering the garden...Again :ureAure would be nice to get some rain.

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Michiganders better batten down the hatches....

https://www.accuweather.com/us/radar/sir/mi_/radar.asp?play=true

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Nice day. Overcast, but already close to 70º, so it might get up to 75º by afternoon. :)

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90's today here with heat index at 100. Had that weather for about 3 days now. Right now though there is a storm going through. Sheets of rain and rather strong winds. Kind of glad though because we needed it but hopefully we won't have 3-4 days of it like last week when everything was under water.

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Me mind on fire -- Me soul on fire -- Feeling hot hot hot
Party people -- All around me feeling hot hot hot
What to do - On a night like this
Music sweet - I can't resist
We need a party song - A fundamental jam

So we go rum-bum-bum-bum
Yeah we rum-bum-bum-bum
Feeling hot hot hot -- Feeling hot hot hot - oh Lord


We're never going under a hundred again.

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Hot and humid in WI. I think it's building up to some storms. Hopefully it won't be as bad as Monday night - tornados were about 50 miles away :cry:

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It was a nice hot day and did not rain, I worked in the garden all day. 8) :P

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

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Showers this morning then got hot and humid. Down pour this afternoon then the humidity got worse. They Say, no rain the rest of the week and slightly cooler temps. The hi temps don't bother me, it's the humidity. Hey Pinky5, maybe you can be a back up singer for CharlieMV. LOL :wink:



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