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Feb 20é2012 in Astorville Ontario Canada

Sunny and cold, about 2 feet of snow in the yard, a hint of spring in the air Spring here is mid april

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Overcast, with light showers off and on. 48º at the moment. (Yesterday was sunny and gorgeous!)

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Yesterday it hit record high for day-87 degrees
Today it was 10 degrees cooler an breezy
can't complain
at least it is not snowing, etc.

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*Mostly sunny, with some white clouds scattered around, +19C.
*Extremely windy -> SAND STORM! Woo hooo, I open the door and it feels like winter in Ukraine, only not with snow but sand! Even my plants have a layer of sand! :lol:

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I met a lady in the park couple of weeks ago. She said they run away from the cold in their country, traveled here for holiday. They live in Kazakhstan, it's -45C!!! Can you imagine?!
She said it's never been so cold (at least she doesn't remember).

It's cold everywhere this winter, even here in Dubai for the first time I wanted to buy a heater for the house!! Hilarious, but true....

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Mardi Gras day here in New Orleans and the weather is cooperating nicely. Today's high is expected to be in the mid 70's with clear skies and lots of sunshine. It should be a great day for those that love to partake in the Mardi Gras parade mode. As for me, I've been there, done that for far more years than I care to think about and no longer get all warm and fuzzy feeling about it.

The wife and I will likely just hop on the motorcycle and head far away from the maddening crowds to get a little 2 wheel therapy today.

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Snow . . . but not much. There was snow 2 days ago, this shouldn't last long either. It is already above freezing.

Above freezing with little wind and snow on the ground - 1/4 mile visibility at the nearest airport!

After an atypical January, we are in a typical February. Snow, fog, anything that isn't tied-down, and the month will all blow away soon . . .

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I resurrected this thread because I just looked at our forecast....jeeezz 74 for today and 77 Wed 78 Thursday. That will be above the record high for the date on Wed... That's a record that was set back in the dust bowl days in 1933 and has stood ever since.


I'm getting braced for a long hot summer!

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Send some south, RBG! We never really got our summer - right now it should be clear skies, blazing sun, and 45 C highs.

Yeah, no. It's cloudy, misty, and cold. My thermometer reads 12 C right now, which is all wrong. I'm going to go crawl into the greenhouse now. :evil:

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It was drizzling here early morning but now sun is out
temperature will be in '70's this afternoon

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SNOW, I'm really getting tired of this stuff. Snow in March the last several years. :x

I traditional plant my first potatoes on St Pattys Day. Looks to wet this year. If this is the norm? Time to think better drainage.

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Spring 8) sunny, mid 60's , 70's tomorrow.
We're loving' it!

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Absolutely beautiful day here in New Orleans. It's now mid 80's in my back yard a little after noon. We had a good bit of rain yesterday but it is now clear skies, very little wind and sunny.

I'll likely head to the local Police stables tomorrow for a nice truck load of stable waste to start another compost pile in the yard. Then break out the tiller and turn over a new bed in the front yard for my wife's flowers.

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Would that be Pig manure. 8)

Know don't go flaming me. A good friend of mine is a retired Police Captain.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Would that be Pig manure. 8)

Know don't go flaming me. A good friend of mine is a retired Police Captain.

Eric

AAhhh, he's back.

I bought a truckload of mulch to try and continue my project of getting to zero lawn so of course, it's raining. truck's in the carport to keep the stuff dry. I'm tired and hate shoveling wet.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Would that be Pig manure. 8)

Know don't go flaming me. A good friend of mine is a retired Police Captain.

Eric
I've also got some friends that are retired and still active on the NOPD. One of the retired guys was, at one time, a motorcycle patrolman. One of his duties was to park his bike on Poydras Ave. by the Superdome and direct traffic for people leaving the game. One evening he decided to don a pig head mask to do this. His Commander was not amused and took him off the street for about a month before letting him back on the M/C patrol. We still laugh at that one.

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Snowed at my house.

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Got to love the gov. Playing with there weather machine....
Bring it on.

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I am not going to tell anyone how the weather is where I am. I don't want to jinx it.

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It's -5 celsius right now. We had some snow last night. Should get up to +10 celsius today.

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83 degrees, clear. Canoe comes home this weekend and the kayak will replace it. We use the canoe in the winter because it's not quite as "wet" as the kayak but winter is done here. We'll be swimming in the next few weeks if this keeps up. Surface water heats up quickly.

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Jeezo peet! I just looked at the weather forecast. We broke heat record for the date today, may again tomorrow. Then Tues and Wed are forecast for 85 degrees! That is five degrees ABOVE the record for those dates. All my cold weather crops in the ground are going to just fry! That's like July weather in March.

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I got some color inmy cheeks yesterday from the sun, and the thermally operated attack (bwahahaha! I didn't notice this autocorrect -- attic is what I meant) fan kicked on it got so hot. I was thinking the weather is feeling like the 4 day heat wave we normally get at the end of April.

Maybe Mother Nature got confused when she switched to Daylight Saving Time and instead of "Springing ahead" one hour, ended up "Springing ahead" by one month! :kidding:
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When you have a heat wave in summer, everyone suffers. When you have a heat wave in early spring (technically it is still WINTER! ), it can feel pretty good. But it is still a heat wave.

Dr Jeff Masters of Weather Underground says:

The ongoing March heat wave in the Midwest is one of the most extreme heat events in U.S. history. With so many records being shattered, it is difficult to cover in detail just how widespread, long-lasting, and extreme the event is
https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

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Wow... I don't think I know what 5 or 7 inches of rain all at once is like. ... Hope you don't have too many seeds in the ground, I guess they would get washed away. I can just see all the little bass going "Freedom!" :)

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It is 32°F, the wind is gusting to 30mph and there is fresh snow covering everything!

This is the same story as last year at this time . . . there was record slow Spring warming.

The heat in the center of the continent pulls cool air into the Northwest. The last storm just slipped over the Rockies and headed almost due north as it smacked into that warm, high pressure balloon over the MidWest. Cities in Alaska are still having sub-zero weather . . .

Ah well, it is now really the 3rd year for this sort of thing here. I may as well get used to it.

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Going to be slightly overcast, mid 70's, very high winds, no rain. I had to water the garden this morning after thinning out some damaged chard. It seems slugs and a type of cut worm want to take over since it has warmed up to the mid 80's these past few weeks. I hope this is not a precursor as to what I should expect this summer with pests.

The wind is blowing so hard I had a hard time watering my garden with a nozzle set on a fairly straight stream trying to reach 2 rows over. Matter of fact, the wind is making a howling sound in the power, cable and telephone wires on the poles outside my front door.

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Marlingardener, are the big lakes in your area approaching full pond?

I can't remember a scarier thing than the drought that happened in the early 2000s in our area. It was a helpless feeling. When it finally broke, it did so in a way that sounds like what's happening in your neck of the woods. We experienced a summer with about 4 rain free weekends. I dug up every song that had rain in the title or that had a rain topic and it's surprising just how many there are. I think I played "Who'll Stop the Rain" about a thousand times that summer. Didn't work.

I have extra life jackets if you need them. There's plenty of room on the boat if it comes to that. It's flood proof.

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Be sure to check around the pond after the water recedes and chuck those stray baselings back in the water! :D. ...otherwise, the cats will have a feast! :lol:

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It's been beautiful here in Broward County. Today in '80s
Hope the weather is beautiful up North for my 3 wk vacation in Jersey

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It snowed at my house today and up on Mt. Hood we will get about 2' or more by the end of the week. I think we will have 160" on the ground up there.

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Rain coming down hard, alternating with snow. Not our usual Oregon mist. About 40º for the high. A typical spring day.

Next month, we should start having some thunder with the rain. :)

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Just let the dogs out, and it's snowing pretty heavily! Even sticking to the ground here on the valley floor. I expect it will disappear by the time I get up tomorrow, because it'll probably turn to rain shortly after dawn. For now, it's quite pretty, though. It looked like about 1/2 to 1 inch had accumulated. :D

From the article I read in the paper yesterday, this cold front is expected to extend into northern CA, and then move into the Midwest. I don't know if it will do that, of course. It's just what was predicted.

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Probably in truncated form. We aren't predicted to get any actual cold or snow, but we do have a cold front coming that will bring us back to normal temperatures after a week or so of 30 degrees above normal.

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Well, it's after 1 p.m. and we still have about 5 inches of snow on the ground. We're supposed to get another 3 to 5 inches tonight, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Now, I gotta go get some food out for the birds and squirrels. :)

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Snow up here, the roads are plowed. Went skiing today and they had over 2 feet of fresh snow and it snowed 7 inches more when I was there. From all the snow we have been having there was an avalanche on hyw 26 that closed the hyw and buried some cars. We had to go around the back side of Mt. Hood and around then back up to where I live to get home; it was a long ride home today.

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Wow hard to imagine all that snow, avalanches, skiing. We haven't gotten the cool down yet. Still running record temps in the 80's, summer weather. We have turned the furnace off, opened the house up, and ran the attic fan last night. Never did that in Mar before!

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We have a front sitting over us for the past 24 hours dumping steady, and sometimes torrential rainfall.

It did alert me that my gutters near the downspouts do need some cleaning. Many years ago I took 1/2" x 1/2" wire mesh and made caps to fit into the downspouts to prevent leaves from entering the spouts and clogging them. They do work, and now I seem to have enough leaves trapped in the gutters to prevent proper drainage. I knew I should have done this a week ago. :roll: :roll:

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Can you imagine how the people buried in their cars from the avalanche must have felt? I think scared to all H!

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More snow at my home last night. I will be skiing Friday, today I have to chainsaw the trees that fell down across our road. :cry: :roll:



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