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Title: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on December 07, 2010, 09:47:36 AM
All the snow had gone this morning and the sun was shining, but my poor ol pampas was a bit laden down and I don't think the sheep at the bottom of my garden were impressed with the frosty grass.
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Post by: ma100 on December 07, 2010, 09:48:39 AM
Whoops.
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Post by: AriM on December 07, 2010, 10:00:33 AM
Sunny and coolish to mild during the day (54-67F/12-19C) with temps just at freezing at night here in NE Texas. 
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 07, 2010, 10:01:09 AM
Very... hot... I'm... melting...

I actually think it might be raining, but it's so hot the water doesn't reach the ground.   :D
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Post by: ma100 on December 07, 2010, 10:10:42 AM
Ooo err, Our temperature is minus 4.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2010, 10:11:34 AM
Cold. Dry.  Snow free apart from a few sad looking patches in shaded corners.

All the leaves are brown (Sounds like the start of a Mamas and Papas song ;-)

Ma:  I suppose a frosty pampas is a lot better than frozen knickers...
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Post by: Offeiriad on December 07, 2010, 10:15:03 AM
It's hovering in the 30s here and blindingly sunny.

Pretty unusual for Southeastern Louisiana...
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Post by: ma100 on December 07, 2010, 10:20:21 AM
Too right Gyp. ::)
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Post by: 510bhan on December 07, 2010, 10:28:07 AM
Cold - bright blue skies, low sun but with a shine - wispy mare's tails cloud. More snow expected.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 07, 2010, 12:34:46 PM
Ma, your frosty pampas looks like a ladies hat from a by-gone era. Gave me a smile.

Still, I'm glad it's not in my back yard in all it frosty glory.  ;D

Temps around here keep fluctuating up, down and then doing it all over again. You have to step out the door before knowing what outer clothing may be needed at the moment.

But, even when it's cold we haven't had any snow or ice yet. For me, that's a good thing.

Modified to correct my hap-hazard spelling.  :-[
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 07, 2010, 12:37:48 PM
i was gonna say shite - but it's bloody freezing. i'm colder than a polar bear's arse
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Post by: ma100 on December 07, 2010, 12:44:32 PM
I see what you mean, Alice. You half expect it on the head of a tiller girl. ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2010, 02:14:01 PM
i was gonna say shite - but it's bloody freezing. i'm colder than a polar bear's arse

Well, put some clothes on you damned fool.  This is not the weather for the 'Full Monte'.

Gyppo
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Post by: A.W.M on December 07, 2010, 02:47:01 PM
Liked the picture. ma.  Looks a little frosty.  Come to think about it, that's the way I like my beer.  Was 16 degree (F) this morning, up to 28 (F) at 1:30 PM.  Lots of sunshine, but not much help.  Officially, winter is still several weeks away.
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 07, 2010, 04:45:14 PM
Well, put some clothes on you damned fool.  This is not the weather for the 'Full Monte'.

Gyppo

 ;D
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Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 07, 2010, 04:46:52 PM
Minus 7 and frosty. This morning as I got to the station at 7am, in the dark, the fog was freezing. It filled the air with little tiny diamonds sparkly in the sky - quite amazing, never seen anything like it before.
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Post by: Vienna on December 18, 2010, 03:17:13 AM
warmed up to a blistering -4 now and snowing again. A woman here in Vienna dropped her mobile and while she was looking for it in the snow she was knocked down and crushed against a tree by a snow plough...............
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Post by: Lin on December 18, 2010, 04:54:08 AM
Honestly - Holland gets a bit of snow and all the roads and rail systems cease up.  I wouldn't care through all the heavy snow we had in the UK there is no comparison.  Like true Brits we kept on going although the side roads were treacherous, my husband went to his UK office every day and no jams on the way.

It was snow most horrid in England.  Whilst here back in Holland, they get a bit of snow and the traffic jams are horrendous. My son took four hours to get home yesterday from work.  He had to go to Amsterdam to get a train back west to Haarlem.  He works near Schiphol Airport.  The transport isn't good.

So today will be -1 and some snow flakes.  I can still drive my car.  Although yesterday in the south they got a lot of snow, I think it missed us.
 
We hardly had any snow in Holland during the bad snow in England. It leap frogged over The Netherlands.

Anyway Spring is coming and I am going to the Isles of Scilly again for my hols.  I am so looking forward to it.

Gosh Vienna that mobile story is dreadful

Enjoy your day everyone.

Lin x
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2010, 05:25:34 AM
Here, at this time, the weather outside is "Dark" and we are expecting "widely scattered light in the morning."
         thank you George Carlin


We had several days of below freezing weather, but it warmed back up the last couple days. It has been sunny, then overcast, and today it is supposed to rain.

When we lived in the north, everyone was used to ice and snow and knew how to drive in it. Down here, it snows once every few years and no one knows how to drive in it. So even tho I do know how to drive in snow, I wouldn't drive in it down here cuz the rest of the idjits on the road don't know what they are doing.
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Post by: ma100 on December 18, 2010, 05:29:21 AM
The snow is falling pretty heavy now and we are sitting at about minus 5. No chance of a thaw today. :(
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Post by: Lin on December 18, 2010, 07:36:21 AM
For those who haven't yet seen it - take a peek at my photo on the Coffee Shop thread - Escape from Commondale - That's what I call snow!

Lin x
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 18, 2010, 09:18:49 AM
Our weather is currently and has been for the last few weeks, like a Mexican Jumping Bean - jumping all over the place.
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Post by: Don on December 18, 2010, 09:37:38 AM
Bright and sunny in beautiful downtown Connecticut.

Cold though...and it ain't even winter yet.
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 18, 2010, 10:26:43 AM
white
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Post by: JimMcP on December 18, 2010, 11:20:16 AM
Here in Liverpool (U.K. version) had 5" snow overnight. Presently -2 and although getting a bit chillier, I am sure nightlife in the city centre will keep things warm there.
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 18, 2010, 11:36:31 AM
someone just skidded her car into my car :'(

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 18, 2010, 11:53:19 AM
someone just skidded her car into my car :'(


 :o    >:(     :o

Sorry to hear that MC. Hope there wasn't any serious hard to life, limb or car.
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 19, 2010, 09:42:34 AM
:o    >:(     :o

Sorry to hear that MC. Hope there wasn't any serious hard to life, limb or car.

no - everyone's cool (excuse the pun). the back is dented in but we ain't paying for it  ;D
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Post by: Hugh on December 19, 2010, 10:52:20 AM
Took it this morning.

I'm dreaming of a . . .

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Post by: Hugh on December 19, 2010, 10:55:00 AM
. . .tropical beach.

Took this Christmas Day fifty years ago.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 19, 2010, 11:13:37 AM
Cold enough outside to make me glad I'm indoors.  ;)



I want to be at the tropical beach site. Snow is pretty, but not something I care to deal with for more time than it takes to admire it, then I'm looking for warmth. 
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2010, 11:35:01 AM
It is 39' F and gloomy overcast.

The grass is that winter dead/dormant brown with spots where LC has completely killed it. And a nice coating of snow would be pretty, if it stayed only on the lawns.
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Post by: Cricket on December 19, 2010, 11:44:38 AM
It's frigid here...warmer than it has been, but we've got the space heater on and blankets for both me and dh...ahhhh, winter. :)
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Post by: mouselady on December 19, 2010, 01:09:46 PM
It's cold, and frosty, and icy.  Urgh.  So cold in fact that Mikey the cat, who a few weeks ago was out for 36 hrs straight in the snow and cold, has turned his nose up at several chances to outside.

Jake the cat, however, has nipped out several times throughout the day.  Seldom for long, however.  Obviously doesn't want to turn into a catsicle. 



- Mouse
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Post by: thatollie on December 19, 2010, 01:40:19 PM
Horrible, we had to turn around on the motorway yesterday because of how bad it was getting. We missed my aunt's birthday.
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Post by: Annmarie on December 20, 2010, 02:22:35 AM
Snow.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 20, 2010, 04:04:57 AM
Summer here in Oz, well so the story goes.  ???

Sat out on the back step at around 5pm to play ball with the dogs. Glass of bourbon in one hand and a jacket and shoes on.  :o :o

Someone nicked my summer.  >:(

10'C this morning at 6am. Its usually hot enough by now to cook eggs on the road.  :D :D

It snowed somewhere in Oz last night, still hopeful of a white Christmas.  ;)
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Post by: Andrewf on December 20, 2010, 04:46:52 AM
Freezing fog...

Is foggy and the temp is currently -8c and everything is growing a nice layer of frost...   :-\
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Post by: Vienna on December 20, 2010, 04:49:01 AM
well as usually happens a "thaw" is setting in. It's up to -1, lovely blue sky and sunshine. One of those days that I really love. By the time the 24th gets here I guess we will be well over zero.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on December 20, 2010, 05:45:11 AM
warmed up to a blistering -4 now and snowing again. A woman here in Vienna dropped her mobile and while she was looking for it in the snow she was knocked down and crushed against a tree by a snow plough...............

Hope that wasn't my sister!! She's a tad accident prone and vertically challenged and could easily be missed in deep snow! [edit - phew! googled the story and it wasn't her - just as well: it was a fatal accident!]

Here, it is extremely muggy - warm (around 20 deg C = 68F) and constantly foggy/raining. Stop already! The garden loves it (the peas and strawberries are going great), but we can't get the laundry dry!

Hopefully, the sun will be out by Christmas Day.  :D
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Post by: Lin on December 20, 2010, 05:46:36 AM
Come on you guys in the southern states of the US give us your hot weather stories, we need cheering up.  Britain isn't used to all this continuous snow.  No point in buying snow tyres here, but maybe if we are in the middle of the big freeze we might have to change our tactics in the future.  One wonders if this is going to be the norm in the coming years.

Ah well, when it was warm in the winter we worried and now it's snowing we are worried again.  No pleasing us eh? Still the situation is more dramatic than usual, so cheer us up allow us to dream again.


It doesnt half make things five times more difficult to get around.
Lin x  x x

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Post by: Cricket on December 20, 2010, 06:27:01 AM
Come on you guys in the southern states of the US give us your hot weather stories, we need cheering up.  

No such thing this year, I'm afraid -- high last week was 34'F here in my little part of South Carolina...with freezing rain and black ice. Expected to be a balmy 50'F today if we ever get past the current 28, lol!
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2010, 06:52:40 AM
Apparently Cricket lives real close to me.

The weather is Dark right now with temp of 27 and when we get to widely scattered light and a weak sun shining thru, it will be a high of 50.

All temps in the scale of F because in SC we don't even get to average grades of C. We are one of the low lying lacking in education states.

But we have no snow. Last year we had some snow for a day and it looks very funny on palm trees.
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 20, 2010, 11:07:25 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12032073

this is gloucestershire (UK)

great for kids  ;D
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Post by: Cricket on December 20, 2010, 11:13:50 AM
Apparently Cricket lives real close to me.

sounds like it! i'm in the upstate...and freezing! lol
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Post by: Yushu na baka on December 20, 2010, 11:31:58 AM
Rain....
Tomorrow . . . Rain.
The next 24 weeks. . . Rain.
I guess we're the rainy city for a reason =P
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 20, 2010, 12:17:04 PM
Per your request Lin - here's a forecast for my next few days.  ;)

63F | C
Current: Cloudy
Wind: S at 8 mph
Humidity: 81%

Mon
Partly Cloudy
76F | 58F

Tue
Partly Cloudy
82F | 56F

Wed
Partly Cloudy
74F | 60F

Thu
Cloudy
73F | 53F
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2010, 03:41:41 PM
sounds like it! i'm in the upstate...and freezing! lol


I'm outside Charleston and it is beautiful this afternoon.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2010, 09:54:25 AM
Slushy.  The roads are mostly clear.  Well, at least clear enough that the office workers are using are road as a 'rat run' to cut off a corner and avoid two sets of traffic lights.  It's been nice and quiet during the icy spell.

There is a general feel of 'thaw' in the air today, although the contractors aren't back at work yet.  The General Foreman was in, wandering around looking glum.  Probably thinking about penalty clauses and missed deadlines.  They've lost a lot of working days this year due to bad weather.

Gyppo
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2010, 10:40:11 AM
But how is the snowman faring?
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Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2010, 11:07:32 AM
I'm sad to say the contractor's safety-kitted snowman is no more.  Maybe the high-Vis vest was too warm for him   Whether he just collapsed or if he was helped on his way by some empty-headed soul-dead little git I don't know.  All that's left now is the very bottom part of him, the feet as it were.  The rain may have seriously weakened him

I went out this morning to see if he was still stood on the wall, and there he was - gone. 

I'm so glad I braved the weather and went out to take the pictures when I could.  If the contractor's 'resident liaison officer' is in her office tomorrow I'll ask if she'd like a copy to use in their newsletter.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on December 21, 2010, 05:02:37 PM
Fine and sunny today in my place, expected high of 30'C, thats a bit better than we have been having thats for sure. Supposed to rain Xmas day.

Thats a nice idea Gyp, I am sure they would love a picture, he looked great.  ;D
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Post by: Socom on December 23, 2010, 01:51:40 AM
Low 70sF all week. It was in the 80s last week.

Ah, Tucson Arizona (desert southwest USA), how I love your weather :)
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Post by: thatollie on December 23, 2010, 01:54:12 AM
I'd hate that, I never could stand the heat.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on December 23, 2010, 05:38:34 AM
Yay! Sunshine here today - finally! The incessant rain has at last paused - enough to dry some washing and get the lawn mowed - and to lift our spirits - but it is forecast to be showery again tomorrow (though presumably still warm = 20-odd deg C).

But Christmas Day, it seems, will be a day when sunscreen is required. Thank goodness! Summer as it should be!  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on December 23, 2010, 05:39:56 AM
Hot here today too Woody, showers expected for Xmas day though.

Good to see the sun.  :D
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2010, 07:33:40 AM
We were at 71'F yesterday. I actually got overheated on my walk.

I love Arizona winters, but I've visited there in the summer, too. It's so hot that if you don't walk quickly enough, your shoes start to melt and merge with the asphalt, holding you in place until you roast to death and become one of those saguaro cacti.
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Post by: Socom on December 23, 2010, 02:55:55 PM
I love Arizona winters, but I've visited there in the summer, too. It's so hot that if you don't walk quickly enough, your shoes start to melt and merge with the asphalt, holding you in place until you roast to death and become one of those saguaro cacti.

You must have visited Phoenix ;)

The nice thing about Tucson is that it cools down at night (in the 70s or 80s F in the summer) whereas it's common for Phoenix to be in the low to high 90s at night (even at midnight!!!)
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2010, 04:46:06 PM
I was staying in Phoenix, but we visited Tuscon (during the day) and I can remember being both hot and dry. I live right next to an ocean and the desert humidity, or lack thereof, was a problem for me.

It has been a beautiful day today, although I wasn't out much in it. Dick played golf and had a great time. Perfect weather for that.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2010, 04:54:18 PM
Cold.  But a nice crispy cold until the sun went down and the wind got up.  It was what Gran used to call a lazy wind, the sort that goes through you rather than taking the long way around ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on December 23, 2010, 07:15:51 PM
Gale force winds here today! But they don't call Wellington the Windy Capital for nothing! Supposed to ease later this arvo...
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Post by: Lin on December 27, 2010, 07:25:24 AM
YIPPEE THE SNOW HAS GONE!

LIN X
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Post by: twisted wheel on December 27, 2010, 07:27:24 AM
YIPPEE THE SNOW HAS GONE!

LIN X

same here - proper job  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2010, 10:54:58 AM
Grey!

Not wet, not snowy, not windy, not particularly cold.  Just bloody grey.
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Post by: Offeiriad on December 27, 2010, 10:59:11 AM
Well we had a freeze warning til about an hour ago, but as I live in the Deep South, that counts for nothing.
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Post by: 510bhan on December 27, 2010, 11:22:15 AM
Grey!

Not wet, not snowy, not windy, not particularly cold.  Just bloody grey.

Sounds like you're describing the usual weather for NI between October and March - bloody grey.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
If it's got lost I'm more than willing to sling it on a ferry and send it back to you.  I'll even pay its fare.

Even the sunset is grey tonight.  Well, it has a few streaks of grey-blue in there.  Proper darkness will be a blessing when it arrives ;-)

Gyppo (Surprisingly cheerful despite the weather.)
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Post by: 510bhan on December 27, 2010, 11:41:57 AM
Happy to share the bounty - enjoy the grey...there are several shades of it. Okay - I lied...it's grey but we pretend there are other colours nearly there in it.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2010, 12:19:12 PM
Like the forty shades of green then?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjxtq6JhWHo
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Post by: 510bhan on December 27, 2010, 12:43:32 PM
No - there really are over forty shades of green...a weird result of the soft weather during the grey days.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2010, 12:51:03 PM
I've heard about 'soft' mornings in Ireland.  More like bloody deliquescent at times ;-) 
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 27, 2010, 01:16:48 PM
It snowed yesterday, but didn't stick. When it really got cold enough for snow (below freezing) it quit precipitating at all. We woke only to a cover of frost. It is cold and sunny today. I'm told it is quite windy out there, but I didn't go out in it.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 27, 2010, 06:19:31 PM
We had a wonderfully hot day for Xmas, as it should be.

Since then it has been mild and overcast. I am not looking forward to winter, may have to run away again.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2010, 07:26:32 AM
It is 26' F and feels colder with an expected high of 49' F today.

On the BRIGHT side <get it?> it is very sunny and should remain so all day.
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Post by: Lin on December 28, 2010, 11:43:48 AM
Oh Boveration!  It's back again that bloody white stuff.  Oh hang on a minute, it's stopped.  I am hoping that as we are in the lea of Denmark it will leap frog over us. So far, so good, we've hardly had any snow this year. 


  It's my friends in the North east of England I feel sorry for.  They had to get the coastguard out the other day to rescue people on the Whitby Road.  My friend has hardly been out of her house since November.

Lin x

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 28, 2010, 11:44:05 AM
Warmer today than the windy,chilling I experienced yesterday while out and about.

With the current 52 F currently and lack of strong winds, I can deal with the gray sky and the bit of rain that woke me this morning.

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Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
Anyone heard from Don or is he trapped in the NE blizzard that buried so much of NY and NJ? I didn't hear of it burying Connecticut, but you never know. Those little tiny states are all so close together.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 28, 2010, 04:51:13 PM
Most of Queensland is under water here. Some pics on the below link.

Our weather where I am is never hot as Oz should be. I hope they are ok up there, whole towns are being evacuated at the moment, its really sad.  :'(

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=queensland+floods&qpvt=queensland+floods&FORM=IGRE (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=queensland+floods&qpvt=queensland+floods&FORM=IGRE)
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2010, 05:45:26 PM
Those pictures look like when the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flood. Scary stuff.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2010, 06:23:59 PM
Grey, still.  With a lingering mist which has - appropriately - lingered all day long.  It rained for a while and when we left Sis's house to come home the street was like the setting for one of Don's detective tales, or a spy film.  The road was slick and the rain was pock-marking the surface like spent shot falling onto a lake.  All it needed was a man in a belted trench coat loitering under the solitary working street lamp.

Gyppo 
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on December 29, 2010, 06:39:28 AM
OMG! After heavy rain and gale-force winds yesterday, we had a beautiful, warm, calm, sunny day today!!! And another forecast for tomorrow! Two days of summer to keep us from going crazy and falling into dispair!

Showers forecast for Friday, but I think I'll have one of my little chats with the weather gods to see if we can sort things out....  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2010, 06:54:25 AM
Not quite tropical South Carolina is 29' right now which wouldn't be bad in C but it is in F. We are supposed to get up into the mid-50s this afternoon. It is calm and will eventually be sunny. Right now, it is still dark.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2010, 07:11:41 AM
Still misty.  Enough that it once again looks as if the damned Pikeys have stolen and scrapped the Pylon down the road again.The seemingly unsupported power cables however are just about visible directly opposite.

Cold enough to shut the window once I climbed out from under the warmth of my duvet.

The last of the snow has finally gone from the rooftops opposite.  It was really lingering there on the empty bungalows with no heat escaping to aid the thaw.  Last night's rain probably shifted it.  I noticed the police chopper flying along the row a few times when they were still snowy, probably using their thermal imager to check for a nice snug cannabis factory or two.  They nearly always find some when it snows.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on December 29, 2010, 09:12:17 AM
It's positively red hot here, the sun is shining, the palm trees are blowing in the breeze, I'm drinking a 'Sex on the Beach'. I just love those cocktails don't you darling?

Where am I? 




ANSWER ...
In the house watering the houseplants with the central heating on full blast and a smattering of snow outside and a sherry in my hand.  - Dream on folks.

Lin x
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 29, 2010, 10:17:02 AM
Gray on gray - sorry, but my sky is suppose to be blue, almost any shade of blue would be preferable.  Still, I shouldn't complain, it's 61 F right now, will probably warm a little more as the day moves on.

The best thing of all to my way of thinking, there has been no sighting of either snow or ice so far. I hope it stays that way for this winter at least.  ;)
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Post by: 510bhan on December 29, 2010, 05:24:45 PM
Grey - balmy 10 degrees [compared to the -18 here just before Xmas], sludge islands still thawing.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 29, 2010, 05:33:19 PM
Whow!  It's about 4:30 pm and I can see patches of blue between the clouds.   ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on December 29, 2010, 05:48:48 PM
Its fine and sunny, bordering on hot 26'C. Its really lovely so I have no complaints for a change.

BUT, poor Queensland, they are being hammered relentlessly with floods. They have had to evacuate whole towns and many by helicopter. News reports are saying that some of those towns will never be habitable again which displaces hundreds of people.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on December 31, 2010, 07:37:18 AM
Another great day today! Don't know the official temp, but it felt like at least the mid-20s C (high-70s F). I got sunburnt - when applying my sunscreen, I missed a bit on my back, misjudging the lines of my top! Also a bit burnt on one side of my face! (DK how that happened!)

Just played with the kids and did a bit of gardening today (had to protect the strawberries from the birds - and small children - by putting netting up). Found out the blow-up paddling pool had holes in it, so my partner went out and bought a new one, and the kids had a great time splashing around in it.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2010, 08:44:07 AM
Grey, again.  But it's a lighter grey and the mist has become bored and wandered off to annoy someone else.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 31, 2010, 08:46:04 AM
Got up too early this morning and can't even see what my sky may be like - way too dark out there. But the temp is not too bad, definitely no extra padding needed at the moment - the weather man is warning me it will be different tomorrow - either a cool or cold front moving my way.  >:(
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Post by: Lin on December 31, 2010, 09:23:12 AM
Wow - I went shopping in North Holland this morning to a whopping 5C.  The Lewy duck is happy his pond is no longer frozen.

Lin x
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2010, 09:34:52 AM
Sunny with just a few clouds. Temp supposed to be a high of 67' F today and 70' F tomorrow. What a great way to start a new year. Or even end an old one. Sunshine and mild temps.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 31, 2010, 10:24:52 AM
Almost 9:30 in my morning now and I just looked out the window again.

I have been so intent on the works on the computer screen that I had failed to notice my light was no longer coming from electricity, but is being aided by a beautiful blue sky at long last.

After days of over cast shades of gray, that blue is fantastic to see once more.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2010, 01:36:05 PM
According to weather.com it is 68 here right now. According to the car thermometer, it s 71. Either way, it is beautiful.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2010, 01:57:35 PM
Dark:  Since 4-30 pm.  I now have the heater on, although it was off for most of the day.  Mum is about to open the door and let the heat out.  "Ooh, it's nice and warm in your room."
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Post by: fire-fly on December 31, 2010, 05:43:45 PM
HOT, finally.  ;D ;D

35'C now expected 37', bout time Mr Summer.  ::)
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Post by: McWawa on January 01, 2011, 08:33:24 PM
It's very dark out there, and nothing is falling out of the sky.
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Post by: AriM on January 01, 2011, 08:40:12 PM
It's very dark out there, and nothing is falling out of the sky.

...yet.  I believe the meteor showers are supposed to put on quite a show Tuesday morning in certain parts of the world.   ;)

Here, though, it's cold (just above freezing) and rainy and will be until the middle of February when Spring comes flirtin'.  Off and on 'til then, we'll be having our annual ice storms. sigh  Though, I do hope they won't be as bad as in previous years.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 01, 2011, 08:50:00 PM
At 2 in the morning...dark [not a surprising thing in this part of the world for that time of day] and about 1 degree..don't want the freezing stuff back ~ it wrecked my new concrete path.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2011, 09:10:32 PM
Misty, again.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 01, 2011, 09:11:48 PM
Hot!! :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 01, 2011, 09:18:16 PM
FF, are you talking about yourself or the weather?



Alice . . . running back to her corner . . ..
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 01, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Stand out in the sun long enough and you get more than hot here matey.  :o
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Don on January 01, 2011, 09:54:31 PM
Warm today in beautiful downtown Connecticut. Sunshine and nearly 40F. Half the snow melted.

Now the skyline is lit up with leftover fireworks people were too stoned to fire off last night. It's even money which night was the better show. :)
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Post by: 510bhan on January 01, 2011, 10:51:04 PM
3.50am and still dark temp still 1 degree and probably warming.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Socom on January 02, 2011, 12:09:29 AM
boooo! Someone sent me their cold weather...it has been below 32F (0C) every night for the past 4 days :(!!!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 02, 2011, 01:39:41 AM
Wasn't me.  ::) ::)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2011, 09:24:37 AM
The sunshine hid itself and it is overcast. Still a decent temperature - 61' F right now, but a 40% chance of rain today.

Beats snow so I don't really mind.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 02, 2011, 09:29:33 AM
Just for a second I read that as minus 61 F and thought Patti had joined the Polar Bear club ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2011, 10:25:26 AM
I would simply curl up and die with a temp like that.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on January 02, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
Is anyone here in, or from, Queensland Australia ? i have been hearing on the radio and reading the news that an area the size of France and Germany combined has been flooded.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2011, 11:54:50 AM
Reasonably bright and temperatures bearable though slightly low, but hey ~ it's winter here. Hopefully the water situation will be sorted out for folk soon, my town is okay [at the moment].
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 02, 2011, 02:18:09 PM
Sio, I hear that your water people had it pretty well organised, with bowsers etc in location ready for New Year's day to cover the areas with thousands of burst pipes etc, and then some stupid  arseholes thought it would be funny to open the taps and drain the emergency supplies into the streets overnight.

Only heard this secondhand hand over dinner yesterday.  My informant said "Poor bloody Irish.  What will they put with their whiskey now?"

Kizzi says they had something similar in Scotland a few years ago, but in that case the arseholes sawed off the taps, so the water was still there, but temporarily unavailable until new taps had been fitted.

People can be such idiots at times. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2011, 02:28:08 PM
Too true. What bugs me is the panic that goes around. Okay so a developed country should be able to provide its citizens with potable water. But ~ it is possible to use dry shampoo, wipes to cleanse your body, anti-bacterial gel for hand hygiene, eat foodstuffs that already contain their liquid, like beans on toast or a ready made lasagne and toilets can be flushed with super cheapo lemonade from Asda or somewhere...it's only temporary.

Some people have been imagining a doomsday scenario and being really stupid and deliberately choosing to cook foods that require water or deciding to spring clean and do several loads of washing etc. Dorks!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 02, 2011, 03:02:34 PM
At last, an appropriate use for Asda's 'shitty' lemonade ;-)   I knew it had to be good for something.  Maybe I'll buy in a palette load and store it.  Just in case ;-)   
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2011, 03:10:24 PM
Now don't do anything rash, Gyppo! :D :D
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Post by: Andrewf on January 04, 2011, 05:22:13 AM
Well, who would have thought it...  It's snowing.... :-\
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on January 04, 2011, 05:36:13 AM
A mix of cloudy and sunny today. But still nice weather and much as I'd expect for this time of year.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 04, 2011, 06:14:13 AM
Is anyone here in, or from, Queensland Australia ? i have been hearing on the radio and reading the news that an area the size of France and Germany combined has been flooded.

Yeah its been really bad up there. I am from Newcastle area and no floods here but whole towns are under up there, pretty drastic stuff.

St George, on the Queensland border, went under back around March. The residents evacuated only just got back into their homes 3 weeks ago and its going under again as we speak.

Below is a link to the main newspaper in Queensland.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/st-george-braces-for-record-flood/story-e6freon6-1225981949368 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/st-george-braces-for-record-flood/story-e6freon6-1225981949368)

The bridge you can see in this arial shot is the same bridge in the photo below. We crossed this in '08 and you can see how low the river is, its now 1.5 metres above that bridge.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Day246.jpg)

I took this shot standing on the rivers edge looking up the levy bank to our van. The town is behind our vehicle and the water has to rise all that way to inundate the place. Its just hugh.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Day241.jpg)

The bridge as we crossed it.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Day245.jpg)

Thanks for you concern YM, much appreciated. That link gives up to date progress of the floods.



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Post by: Gyppo on January 04, 2011, 06:40:29 AM
Guess what?  It's grey.  But it's a lighter grey with some silvery streaks.  But no blue.
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Post by: mouselady on January 04, 2011, 06:58:39 AM
The water in the birdbath is frozen again.  Lots of clouds, some blue.  No snow though (yet?)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 04, 2011, 11:06:20 AM
Light shade of gray, temp. at 55 F at the moment, who knows what it will be in the next few hours. With rain predicted it could go up or down depending on how the predictions work out.

Still, between Don's snow and FF's over-heated area, guess I'll settle for where I am and be thankful I'm somewhere in the middle.

Humm, the birds are quiet this morning, so the rains just might be coming this way. Sometimes the weatherman gets it right.
 
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Post by: 510bhan on January 04, 2011, 11:22:08 AM
Grey 4C
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on January 04, 2011, 09:29:15 PM
Yeah its been really bad up there. I am from Newcastle area and no floods here but whole towns are under up there, pretty drastic stuff.

St George, on the Queensland border, went under back around March. The residents evacuated only just got back into their homes 3 weeks ago and its going under again as we speak.

 (edited to reduce sizeby ME , bryan)

Thanks for you concern YM, much appreciated. That link gives up to date progress of the floods.


thank You for the reply and the PM.
I looked into it further and the estimation of an area the size of France and Germany combined is a little over the top, maybe an area the size of the whole of Texas, yet still it's a very large area to be flooded and some very deep water in places ( 3 metres.).

Bryan
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Post by: Gyppo on January 04, 2011, 09:37:32 PM
2:30 am and its raining.  Also, unsurprisingly, dark.  Overcast, not a star in sight.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 04, 2011, 10:08:42 PM
YM it is a lot of dirt covered thats for sure. I had heard those estimations bandied around from the BBC I think someone said.

Be interesting to see how it all pans out when the water recedes.  ???
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Post by: McWawa on January 04, 2011, 11:07:59 PM
There has been some severe destruction to whole towns and cities, businesses and livelihoods, and the largest coal mines serving the steel production of the world closed down ( albeit it temporarily).Yet if the waters do not fully receed but soak in to some degree, could this make parts  of the lands extremely arable comparitive to the time prior to the flooding and start new possibilities for people for  the future ?

Many large river basins naturally rely on flooding, though humans attempt to prevent it, to make the local regions more fertile, much like fertilization from the natural burning of forests. I was looking for some positive potential outcomes for this situation.

Is it still raining at the source of the rivers ?

Bryan
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 04, 2011, 11:19:28 PM
Still a bit of rain about up there mate, which is the big worry. It just keeps coming. They have gone from a 7 year drought to this in places and the earth is not coping real well at all. 

This is the forecast for Rockhampton, which is another under flood in places.

http://www.eldersweather.com.au/qld/capricornia/rockhampton (http://www.eldersweather.com.au/qld/capricornia/rockhampton)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2011, 06:11:17 AM
Light grey overcast with silvery streaks to the left hand side of my window.  Dull grey overcast with some very black clouds to the right.  Wind is getting up, getting colder, and moving the dark closer.

"The Dark Is Rising!"

I knew I should have gone down town yesterday instead of putting it off until today ;-(

Our normally leisurely postman has just gone marching past like an overwound clockwork soldier.  He's only got about fifty houses left on his round, so he's clearly trying to beat the weather.  I've never seen him run,and i worked with him for seven years,  but boy, can he walk fast when he needs to ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2011, 06:42:48 AM
I'm up too early again and it is dark outside. But I saw Venus shining (at least I think that is Venus shining in the same place each early morning as I let the dog out) so not completely cloud covered.

It was cold, but not bitter cold. Below freezing however. It should warm up to mid-50s today and have sun shining at least part of the time.

So, it is typical winter here is SC.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2011, 08:26:23 AM
Still threatening to rain but not really getting on with it.  Dark enough at 1:25 pm that I need the light on indoors.  Yuk!
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Post by: 510bhan on January 05, 2011, 08:49:09 AM
Grey 2C. Light enough grey to still feel like daylight but still . . . grey.
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Post by: Offeiriad on January 05, 2011, 08:49:24 AM
Rainy here in New Orleans.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 05, 2011, 10:34:20 AM
Sun is bright and a welcome sight. Despite the fact that the temp is about what it was yesterday at this time, I feel warmer because I can see the sun. 

I love it.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2011, 11:27:34 AM
I was supposed to have sun - after sunrise at least.

It's been cloudy and even had the audacity to rain on my on my drive into work. I had to carry an umbrella into work, just in case it was pouring by the time I could leave.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2011, 03:11:20 PM
Does your little 'go-kart' have a folding roof?  Otherwise I'm cracking up here at the thought of you driving with one hand and holding up a brolly ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2011, 03:47:58 PM
Yeah, top was definitely UP today. Pouring like a son of a gun on my way home. I was having trouble making the lights work. I haven't had a car without automatic headlights in decades. I did get them on, but they were on brights and then I had only parking lights and I finally got real lights working. And wipers working at the right speed.

I guess I should be glad I don't have to drive in inclement weather very often.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 05, 2011, 05:04:11 PM
Overcast but warm. Don't think there will be much in whatever happens with todays weather.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 05, 2011, 10:12:18 PM
A few more photos of the Northern Oz floods.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/australian_flooding.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/australian_flooding.html)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2011, 07:22:19 AM
My sunny day yesterday never did materialize and instead we got 0.65 inches of rain, according to weather.com.

Today it is cloudy out there now and should be the same most of the day. But they aren't saying rain today. Supposed to get up to 53 degrees.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 06, 2011, 08:06:48 AM
The sky is grey and heavy. The clouds seem portentious of snow. The office is quiet - we await the smothering with anxiety.
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Post by: Vienna on January 06, 2011, 08:29:41 AM
warming up now! -1 degree only yippeeeeee
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Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2011, 01:48:44 PM
Dark, now.  But wet and brighter earlier.  No stars tonight though, so must assume the clouds are back.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 06, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
Light flurry of snow - isn't supposed to be here until tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on January 07, 2011, 07:44:36 AM
We tried stargazing but the clouds got in the way. 

Lin x
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2011, 10:14:23 AM
The sun is out here. I have no idea what the temperature is because I am snug in my house and have no intention of going out in the weather.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 07, 2011, 10:23:50 AM
Um . . . grey O C with some of yesterday's snow sitting
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Post by: Gyppo on January 07, 2011, 10:43:53 AM
Dark grey and 'hissing it down'.

Went to the shops earlier and just got a light sprinkle of rain the on the way home.  As I was hanging up my jacket the heavens opened just the other side of the door.

"Timing, Dear Boy.  The secret of success is good timing."

I won't be going out again today unless there's a very good reason ;-)
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Post by: Frogg on January 07, 2011, 01:29:47 PM
Raining cats and dogs, hammers and nails and all kinds of miscellaneous junk.

However, I'm tucked up in a duvet, so I'm rather enjoying it... ::)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 07, 2011, 02:19:56 PM
True, one can quite enjoy rain as long as you're not getting wet.  When I was a kid I used sit with my nose to the glass, snug and dry in the caravan, listening to rain beating on the roof and the sides.  I used to get a bit twitchy when the wind was rough enough to rock the van as well, but rain alone was almost an adventure.

Sometimes I could imagine was in a submarine, surging through the water.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 07, 2011, 04:09:06 PM
Partly cloude so a few showers throughout the day for sure.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 09, 2011, 07:03:16 AM
We are being stalked by a cold front and it is blustery. Not yet actually fronted here. There is a prediction of waking to ice and snow tomorrow. These people canNOT drive in the ice and snow. My Go-Kart doesn't do well in ice and snow, either. I make have to take the HHR and try to avoid the twirling dervishes. IF it ices and snows.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
Blue sky, fluffy white clouds, and quite cold.  But I have both windows open and am sitting here typing away and enjoying the fresh air.  Once the sun starts to go down it will be damned cold though.  Until half an hour ago the rooftops opposite were still covered with overnight frost, so the air was 'chilly'.

The kind of day for my 'indoor jacket', which is one of my old worn-out cammo jackets, with rips and tears, ragged sleeves, and which feels quite light without all the stuff in the pockets.  Just right for those times when a jumper would be too much but a mere shirt and body hair isn't quite enough to keep the chill at bay.  Usually worn undone.

The birds are singing and something 'interesting' flew by earlier.  Too far away to see properly, but the sound of a big old fashioned aero engine gave it away.  Some old 'warbird' and its pilot talking advantage of a clear day.  It's nice to see and hear one outside the normal 'show season'.

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 09, 2011, 10:41:57 AM
Another gray sky this am. Not surprised, it rained buckets last night, I should say early this morning. The other side of midnight it was only sprinkling. But a little later it came pouring down.

Naturally, since I try to steer clear of driving at night, even in good weather, I had to be out and about with wet, shiny, reflective streets while it was all going on.

I'm sure the few others that were also on the streets and had the bad luck to be behind me were not happy with my slow speeds either. Sorry, but  I refuse to drive faster than my windshield wipers can clear the raindrops off my line of vision.

 
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
Tonight we have a proper black sky, with bright stars, and a thin crescent moon low on the horizon.  A few days ago it was the 'dark of the moon', when the stars normally get a better chance to shine, but not when hidden behind thick cloud.

The 'light scatter' from the street lamps takes some of the sparkle away, compared to being out in a remote area, but I can see Ursa Minor (The Little Bear) quite clearly, and from my part of the world that is usually one of the first victims of light/air pollution.

It's good to see him again.  A reminder of childhood in many ways, when Dad took me out at in the garden at night, wrapped up with a blanket over my pyjamas, to show and name the constellations he knew.  Neither Major nor Minor looked much like a bear to me, but I accepted the names ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 09, 2011, 07:58:08 PM
Cold enough to be decidedly uncomfortable, cloudy turned into Dark, early morning rain still making it feel almost as if you could swim through the air . . . if you can swim that is.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 10, 2011, 03:16:30 AM
Toowoomba flooding, in Queensland.

There is no cure for stupid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8YwWrmC0zg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8YwWrmC0zg&feature=related)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2011, 03:42:35 AM
Back to normal.  Grey overcast.  Dull grey with no redeeming features such as silver or golden streaks.  As the sun rose and the stars paled the grey moved in to replace what had been a glorious if 'crisp' night.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2011, 08:22:37 AM
It is barely misting right at my house, but where I work is being pelted with sleet and rain. The sidewalks are a sheet of ice. The major road I usually take is closed to traffic because of ice (on the bridges I assume and I don't cross the bridge, but turn before either of them).

I'm waiting to see if I'm going to try and go to work. I think we have $250 deductible and I don't make that much in a day.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 10, 2011, 10:33:28 AM
Cold and gray again this morning. The weatherman promised us a few rays of sun this afternoon. 

We'll see how well his crystal ball is working.  ???
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2011, 11:04:32 AM
I said this elsewhere, but not in the weather thread. We did finally have enough ice/sleet/rain around me that neither boss could make it in to work. I was called and told to stay home. It only misted here and there isn't much at all outside my windows. No ice. No nothing. But I do have an extra day off.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 10, 2011, 02:42:47 PM
Its raining, suprise suprise.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 10, 2011, 03:42:40 PM
Woke up to these headlines today. We knew there was a flash flood but no real pictures of the devastation. This town in 2000 above sea level and no major rivers nearby.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/toowoomba-and-lockyer-valley-flash-floods-claim-at-least-four-lives-leave-up-to-50-missing/story-e6freon6-1225985290369 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/toowoomba-and-lockyer-valley-flash-floods-claim-at-least-four-lives-leave-up-to-50-missing/story-e6freon6-1225985290369)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2011, 04:00:46 PM
Makes our rain look like a dog dribbling a few drops to mark his territory.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 10, 2011, 04:37:22 PM
The reports coming in Gyp are nothing short of horrific. Just a wall of water straight through the town leaving all this destruction.

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Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2011, 04:59:18 PM
Flash floods are a bugger because they can come virtually out of nowhere.  We had one down in Cornwall a few years ago.

Just up the valley from the village of Boscastle they had 3.5" of rain in less than an hour, and with largely rocky ground it just funnelled down into the narrow main street.  There are some coastal places in the UK, with steep streets, always theoretically at risk from this sort of thing  They have local rain monitors and early warning systems.  But on this occasion the rain was so heavy, and so incredibly localised, that six of the ten local monitors showed no danger at all and therefore failed to trigger an alert.  Slower steadier rain over the whole 'catchment area'  would have set the bells ringing.  The system has since been 'revised' to allow for this kind of freak weather.

Had there been no cars and vans on the street, to be rolled up and formed into a barricade, increasing the pressure and depth, much of the water would just have whistled down the steep street into the harbour. A lot of the houses have high stone steps anyway, more than enough to deter 'ordinary' flooding.  On a 'normal' stormy day the high street can be like a shallow river.

These are the infamous 'fifty year floods' which people have time to forget between times.

No time to put out sandbags or anything.  Just like a gigantic toilet flush sweeping all before it.

Kizzi was working just a few miles away, dry day, bright sunshine, and wondering what all the helicopter activity was.  When she saw it on TV that evening she couldn't believe it.

Gyppo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boscastle_flood_of_2004
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Post by: fire-fly on January 10, 2011, 05:19:20 PM
 :o :o

Blimey, nature sure has a mind of her own ay mate.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2011, 05:39:39 PM
Damned right.  When Mother Nature gets in a strop there's not a lot anyone can do about it but hang on and hope to ride it out.  Having an emergency plan to cope quickly with the aftermath can save a lot of damage and possibly lives, but it's difficult to keep people 'and systems' fully alert for something with a cycle of fifty years or more.   People have to get on with their normal lives as well.

Some of these coastal villages are  - looked at on a map - nothing more than a rocky funnel waiting to be filled.  They are there to protect areas further inland from flooding.  Nature would have been carving them into a natural drainage channel for thousands - possibly millions - of years before man came along, spotted a sheltered natural deep water harbour ideal for fishing boats, and gradually populated the area.

Statistically, I suppose, the odds are quite good.  But when it happens it's devastating.

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 11, 2011, 11:07:04 AM
Gray skies but with a touch of blue here and there - such a welcome site. The air still has that heavy moisture feel to it due to the recent rains and drizzles.

And cold - still only 29 F or about -1 C at the moment, but nothing froze overnight.

Plus, after seeing FF link, I can't help but be thankful I'm not having to deal with such around here just now.
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Post by: McWawa on January 11, 2011, 02:58:53 PM
I have just read about the flash floods at Toowoomba ( Queensland.AUS) ; one gentleman, a local council member, who managed to get to high ground, reported seeing rescue officals save one man  who was "clinging desperately to a power pole", yet five children were swept away. Whole houses lifted off the poles they are built on, the rivers breaking it's banks in the capitol, Brisbane.

I've got it good, it's warm and cosey in doors this evening.  It's normal for the time year on the outside.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2011, 03:08:48 PM
Had a blue sky today and an absolutely gorgeous golden sunset.  Not a trace of red or orange because there were no clouds for the light to play with, just a bright golden ball slipping below the horizon.[1]  Damned cold once it went down though.

[1]  Beautiful but dangerous.  The sort of low winter sun which causes temporary blindness and crashes if it catches you unexpectedly on a corner or a rise in the road.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2011, 04:59:20 PM
A few youtube videos from Toowoomba floods.

Brisbane goes under today and Ipswich.

Cloudy with showers here in NSW.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYUpkPTcqPY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYUpkPTcqPY)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gm4V-B0BH4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gm4V-B0BH4&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7HLvwPmles&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7HLvwPmles&feature=related)
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Post by: ma100 on January 11, 2011, 05:26:28 PM
Bloo...dy hell. :o :o :o How awful.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2011, 05:29:18 PM
Some of those cars had people in them floating away too mate, couldn't get to them. All news reports say it was just so fast.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 11, 2011, 08:03:30 PM
The power of water ... amazing.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2011, 08:16:36 PM
It's the weight as much as anything.  Unless they're  used to carrying a lot of it around people tend not to think of water as having much weight.  But at 10 lb to a gallon (UK Gallons) a 500 gallon tank weighs 5000 lbs, more than two tons..  Now a 500 gallon tank isn't really all that big.  Bugger all really compared the these walls of water running down the street, but even that 'mere' five hundred gallons - without the tank - will knock you flat and roll you along.  Like being hit by a car.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2011, 08:32:20 PM
Its moving shipping containers through the streets as well Gyp and I know they are heavy suckers.

Brisbane moored all their boats in the harbour and the boats are floating along still attached to the pontoons.

I think I like it here in boring old NSW.

We are not to be tasked in that direction, its very frustrating not being able to physically help, goes against the grain.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
It must be a bugger to be willing to help, able to help, but not be 'allowed' as it were.  Damn it, they flew you lot in to help fight bushfires didn't they?
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Post by: Gregory B on January 11, 2011, 08:58:33 PM
I guess a bush fire takes higher concern than a flood. Strange though, but about 15 years back when the flood raged here the same thing happened. Maybe there's a safety concern that's much larger than that of a fire?
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Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2011, 09:14:57 PM
The airports and roads are under at present and maybe after it subsides we will go there for the clean up, not sure about that though.

I might take a week off and go up there anyway I think. It beats sitting here frustrated thats for sure.

Western Australia is on fire, about ten homes gone there. We have not been called to that either.
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Post by: spcouture on January 11, 2011, 10:17:59 PM
Right now in beautiful NE PA we are in the beginning of a snow storm.  They say 4 to 6 inches so we will see what the morning brings!
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Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2011, 08:16:00 AM
Soggy.
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Post by: Don on January 12, 2011, 09:57:59 AM
Beautiful downtown Connecticut has 26 inches of snow, supposedly, although it appears to be on the plus side of 30 and it's still snowing. I'll attempt to dig out Mr. Jeep in an hour or so. If you don't hear from me again, you may want to consider sending out the dogs.  :)
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Post by: Don on January 12, 2011, 10:36:37 AM
Here's a depth chart for the Connecticut snow.

http://www.weatherstreet.com/local_forecast_files/connecticut-snow-cover.htm

I'm in the purple area just east of Candlewood Lake, and directly north of Bridgeport. We have some serious snow in some areas. I don't think anyone was expecting the storm to turn back and stall. Boston is really gonna get it.
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Post by: ma100 on January 12, 2011, 10:50:56 AM
Wow Don. Do you wanna borrow my husky? ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2011, 12:07:29 PM
You tease, Ma.  We know you haven't really got a Husky, otherwise you wouldn't still have the cats ;-)
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Post by: ma100 on January 12, 2011, 12:35:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 12, 2011, 03:58:36 PM
We seem to have sent out storm on up to Don. So sorry. Not too bad here, but still cold.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 12, 2011, 04:24:19 PM
Brisbane floods peaked 1 metre lower than expected which is great news.  ;D

The story below on video is the Little Tug That Could, amazing stuff.  :D

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/floods/8195993/brisbane-wakes-up-to-water-logged-streets (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/floods/8195993/brisbane-wakes-up-to-water-logged-streets)

Wow Don, hope you rescued that Jeep mate.  ;)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 12, 2011, 06:34:25 PM
Did they find the tug owner to thank him profusely? What a guy!
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Post by: ma100 on January 12, 2011, 06:41:19 PM
I just hope all the people who are missing are safe.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 12, 2011, 08:55:18 PM
Definitely a disaster. The recovery will take forever too.
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Post by: Vienna on January 13, 2011, 03:10:20 AM
a bit damp to say the least this morning
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Post by: fire-fly on January 13, 2011, 04:38:50 AM
Yeah Patti, they did, his job was excellent.

I hope they find them alive too Ma but the odds are stacked the other way right now.

Last I heard it was 16 dead but I haven't turned on the telly tonight.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2011, 07:26:33 AM
Guess what?  It's grey again.

But since they demolished a row of bungalows diagonally opposite I can - until they rebuild - see the woodland again just as I used to when we first came here.  Except then it started just across the unsurfaced gravel road, not a hundred or so yards away.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2011, 11:25:09 AM
Leaden grey now.  Like an unpolished sabre viewed through the reluctant eyes of an unwilling cavalryman facing vastly superior odds on a overcast day.

I'm determined not to give in, but the temptation to say something rude and just go back to bed is strong.    If I could open the window I'd happily put up with wearing a jacket indoors for while, but the rain is straight onto the glass so my printer and broadband box would soon be swimming and possibly sparking away like gooduns.  At least it would brighten the place up for a while ;-)

Having one of those 'green' low energy bulbs doesn't help on days like today,  If I had a proper 100 Watt incandescent bulb in the house I'd swap them over right this minute.

I do have a carefully hoarded - since the shops stopped selling incandescents above 60 wattts - 200 Watt bulb.  It's a beauty, but double what I need in here.  Apart from which it would definitely barbecue the damned lampshade and probably set off the smoke alarm and I really can't be fussed to remove the shade.

Most of our shades are now held in place by the easy-fit 'metal butterfly' type arrangement, but, inevitably, the one in my room is still anchored by the screw on plastic gizmo.

But this, plus a comment in another thread about using 'reflected flash' for photography, has got me thinking.  Maybe a bigger and more reflective shade, like the ones we used to have at school in the science labs, would make much better use of the limited output from poxy low energy bulbs.  Semi sluggish brain starts to tick over a little bit faster.

Maybe a white reflector board screwed to the ceiling around the light fitting?  Ummm.

Gyppo
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Post by: herron on January 13, 2011, 02:15:54 PM
Seven inches (almost 18 centimeters) of snow yesterday and it's still snowing. Weather report says it will keep it up through mid-week next week. Thank goodness I get to see my grandkids in Florida next month.

(and I don't have the flooding some of our friends in Oz seem to be suffering with)  :'(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 13, 2011, 04:53:07 PM
Fine and sunny in my little bit of paradise and Brisbanes waters are receding. Now to watch out for the next town.

This is an interesting insight into flooded areas, just move the red centre line from side to side for before and afters.  ;)

Oh and I just discovered, if you move it too far to the right of the screen, it will open the adds down the side so watch out for that trap.  :D

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/queensland-floods-interactive-before-and-after-photos/story-fn7ik2te-1225987255127 (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/queensland-floods-interactive-before-and-after-photos/story-fn7ik2te-1225987255127)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 13, 2011, 06:41:12 PM
FF, these interactive photos show in a very dramatic way the effect of the flooding. Especially the one that, I think, of the car dealership. This one makes it so easy to measure, or at least get a clear idea of the water's depth.

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Post by: fire-fly on January 13, 2011, 07:26:03 PM
Its a very clever idea for sure Alice, makes you really take notice this way.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 14, 2011, 11:46:27 AM
BITS OF BLUE
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2011, 02:14:18 PM
Sunshine. Not even wisps of cloud in the sky. Pure blue and sunshine.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 14, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
Meanwhile, I've not even a wisp of sky between the clouds, gray all around.

Plus - predicted a rainy weekend.  :(
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Post by: Gyppo on January 14, 2011, 08:47:36 PM
Wet:  Must be rather thick and comprehensive cloud cover as well because there are no stars visible.  Looked out the back and there's a marginally lighter patch of sky where the moon presumably must be, but no clearly defined outline.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 15, 2011, 10:07:39 AM
Apparently my sky is as sad about its gray condition as I have been of late, it's crying.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 15, 2011, 10:23:42 AM
Very grey and miserable.  So much so I've dropped the blinds to hide it and put the light on.  Well, the light was on anyway.

Just a narrow strip of grey left uncovered down one side so I'll notice if it ever does perk up again outside.  We live in hope, but in another hour and a half it will be more or less dark anyway.
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Post by: Suemcb on January 15, 2011, 01:46:02 PM
Been very hot here but now it is WINDY. We're living in a 5th wheeler and it is like being in a boat. Only problem - I get seasick!  :'(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 15, 2011, 02:19:44 PM
Oh Soots, that not good at all mate.  ???

Hot and overcast here which means my friend Humidity is back in town, not like he ever left really.
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Post by: McWawa on January 15, 2011, 02:35:01 PM
 The wind is so strong it's actually moving the air sideways !

And I mean all the air, even the clusters that linger in little passages and alley ways.
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Post by: herron on January 15, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
Still snowy and cold.  :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2011, 05:53:26 AM
I don't know if anyone on MWC use a site called nearmaps, but it is similar to google maps but clearer.

They have done an aerial of Brisbane in the last couple of days and it shows the flooding so clearly.

If this link doesn't go straight to Brisbane, just put it in the search engine and look around.

http://www.nearmap.com/ (http://www.nearmap.com/)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2011, 06:52:27 AM
Dry, at the moment.  Light grey, at the moment.  Windy, but not as noisy as it was during the night.  When I lived in Cornwall I got hardened to the wind, except when it was really bad (force 8 or over).  But last night it was prowling and fretting around the doors and windows, grumbling and snorting like an animal trying to find a way in.  Makes me restless enough to put the light back on and read to take my mind off it.

Even in Cornwall it was easier to sleep through a constant howling gale, unless it rattled the tiles, than the changeable 'fretting' gusts.

Bloody wind ;-)
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Post by: 510bhan on January 16, 2011, 12:54:25 PM
Pretty boring -- grey but with glints of sunshine. Warm enough for just a lightweight coat no need for full, hat, scarf and gloves cover up. Pleasantly wintery.
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Post by: Suemcb on January 16, 2011, 02:08:02 PM
Hot, sticky and grey, but at least the wind has stopped - for now.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2011, 03:49:17 PM
The sun is shining and the birds are singing.  :D :D
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Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2011, 07:54:19 PM
The moon is out and the wolves are howling.  Okay, I lied about the wolves  ;-)
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Post by: Lin on January 17, 2011, 10:27:43 AM
I've had to put on the white light today as it's so grey outside.

Lin x
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 17, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
;D        ;D        ;D      ;D        ;D        ;D      ;D        ;D        ;D       ;D       ;D     


I can see patches of Blue sky behind White clouds today.

Feels good for a change.  8)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2011, 12:47:34 PM
It rained steadily all night, and probably will again tonight, but when we went out for the showdown with the building society it was dry and 'crisp'.  Perfect weather for a Polar Bear looking for a result.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 17, 2011, 04:26:31 PM
Cloudy, for a change..not.  ???
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Post by: Vienna on January 19, 2011, 03:15:04 AM
Just when we thought it was an early spring, winter comes back. Oh well.........
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Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2011, 08:05:09 AM
Blue sky, not a cloud in sight, bright sun.  A bit scary when you're not used to it ;-)  Only the merest breath of wind.

The air's still cold though.  Had the windows open earlier while I was moving around the room, but sat at the keyboard it soon started to feel cold as opposed to 'nicely fresh'.  If I didn't have some of the blinds down to keep the glare off the screen the sun would probably soon warm the room through the glass.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 19, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
Rained all night long but today its hot and cloudy.

Up North is being hammered with freak storms again and Victoria is now underwater.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 19, 2011, 04:03:47 PM
Damned nippy!
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Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2011, 04:32:29 PM
It's clouded over a bit now, hiding most of the stars, but earlier this evening, before it got really dark there was a seemingly huge full moon hanging low in the sky.  A few months ago I would have called it a Harvest Moon.

I raced home from the shops to grab camera and tripod and see what I could catch.  Took a lot of juggling around to get a good vantage point without pylon or telephone wires bisecting the ghostly orb.  Or the early street lamps intruding into the picture.  Or rooftops.  The moon peeping over rooftops can make a good picture, but this one called out to be filmed in glorious isolation.

There were few wispy clouds near it as well, with a hint of pink from the setting sun.

Haven't had a proper look at them yet on-screen.  They may be a bit blurry at 10X zoom, but I'll check them out later when I have the time.

If they're any good one of them could make a good cover for a poaching book ;-)

I phoned Sis and said "if you've got your new camera with you..."

"...There's a gorgeous moon hanging over the airfield."  She interrupted, "And no, I haven't.  Damnit."

She'll learn ;-)  If she turns out as keen as I think she will it won't be long before she starts leaving other stuff out of her workbag, in order to carry the camera around.

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Post by: herron on January 19, 2011, 04:35:58 PM
Cold.  Going down to zero tonight (-18C)  :-\
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Post by: 510bhan on January 20, 2011, 05:58:54 PM
Foggy  -   freezing fog, not nice.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 20, 2011, 07:36:48 PM
Getting colder as I type . . . suppose to drop to below freezing in the surrounding area tonight . . . maybe even here.  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2011, 07:52:07 PM
When I was out earlier it was cold.  Not the fresh bracing cold which perks up we Polar Bears, but a nasty raw damp cold which soaks into our fur and makes us miserable. Like walking in winter rain but without the rain.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 20, 2011, 08:46:56 PM
Hot hot hot and sunny to boot, as it should be BUT, there is cloud a creeping.
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Post by: herron on January 20, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
Going to get better. Heading to Florida.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2011, 08:22:30 AM
Sunny.Wispy white clouds, with a few larger 'sheep'.  Fresh rather than cold.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2011, 04:00:43 PM
Hot and sunny again. I wonder if we are being led into a false sense of security here, just enough to make us do outdoorsy things then the heavens open again.  :D

Our back lawn has never looked better in the summer though. Its usually brown and uncomfy to walk on at this time of the year.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2011, 04:22:14 PM
My room has been at a steady 60 F all day, irrespective of whether the windows were shut or open.  Quite comfy when moving around doing things.  The air outside was cold, but enough sun was coming through to 'keep the chill off'.  Since it got dark it dropped to 50 F.  I've put the heater on for a while and it's risen to a balmy 62 F.
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Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2011, 04:31:51 PM
Blimey Gyp, your hogging the heat then. It's minus 1 here. :(
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Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2011, 04:57:42 PM
I'll stick the thermometer outside for a while and see what it says.  Apart from "Brrr".

Despite my room temperature - which has stabilisd at a rock-solid 62 F - we had ice on any standing water in the garden all during the day.  Not deep frozen, but 1/8" surface ice.

Right, Thermo, out you go.  Don't argue, it's all in the cause of scientific experiment.

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 22, 2011, 10:36:26 AM
Blue sky, no cloud in sight and cold air.

I'm ready for Spring but it seems it isn't ready for me.  :(
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Post by: Gyppo on January 22, 2011, 10:49:42 AM
Grey.  Feels snowy.  The light has that matt grey quality to it.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2011, 03:57:14 PM
Hot and sunny.  ;D
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Post by: kalinda001 on January 22, 2011, 04:19:50 PM
Hot and sunny.  ;D

 :-\

There's a cold alert in Toronto and the sky is overcast, meaning we're waiting for lots and lots of snow to descend on us... So you're all welcome to come over and bring the hot toddies ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2011, 04:38:54 PM
 ;D ;D

How about I mail them mate.  ;)

I would stand solid in a corner with that sort of chill in the air.  :P
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Post by: Suemcb on January 22, 2011, 04:46:12 PM
That dratted Aussie rain has finally got here. :D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2011, 06:05:28 PM
We do like to spread our joy. >:D
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Post by: kalinda001 on January 22, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
Did you send it in the mail?
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Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2011, 08:37:28 PM
Hell yeah, the pony express it may seem.  :D
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Post by: dynodreamer on January 23, 2011, 02:18:42 AM
Unlike the mild snow-less winter we had here in Toronto last year-this one is is for hooded coats and graders. We don't mind it ... but ask the civilians about how they feel if it's still around in March and you'll get a different answer
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Post by: kk on January 24, 2011, 06:33:52 AM
At 6:00 this morning it is a bitter 29 degrees BELOW zero here. I don't want to go out there, please don't make me. :'(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 24, 2011, 06:37:02 AM
 :o :o :o

Holy cow kk, don't go out there, bits of you may freeze and drop off.

Its 29'C here right now and its nearly midnight.

I could not even imagine something that cold.
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Post by: kk on January 24, 2011, 06:47:19 AM
Most winters we do get several days of well below zero temps here, but not a lot as
cold as -29.  Unfortunately, I do have to go to work today, but the opening has been
delayed two hours. Good thing. I may need to run my car that long before it
will be warm enough to drive.  ;)

I will think of your 29 C all day and hope it warms me!

I recently read Jack London's "To Build a Fire" with my students - good story if you want to get a sense
for what 'real' cold is.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 24, 2011, 06:56:22 AM
I will write that one down and see if I can find it here in Oz mate, thanks and stay as warm as you can.  :-*
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: kk on January 24, 2011, 07:03:59 AM
I think it's available online FF - google it!  It's already up to -27!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Suemcb on January 25, 2011, 01:55:30 AM
Beautiful sunshine here today. 8.00pm and it's still 26 degrees centigrade  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 25, 2011, 02:00:56 AM
You in Oz Soots?  :D

Our temperature here today topped 37'C with 40% humidity. A tad warm even for us convicts I must say. The heat I know, but Mr Humidity, well he is an unknown quantity.  :D

Tomorrow is Australia Day here, expected 40', that'll sort the Aussies from the Poms.  ::)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Suemcb on January 25, 2011, 02:05:13 AM
Nope in NZ we even get summer sometimes over here. This summer has been quite warm up to 40 in the shade according to our thermometre.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: mouselady on January 25, 2011, 02:42:42 AM
Twenty to eight in the morning, and looking a mite grim.  Haven't ventured out yet, but going soon.  I want to go for a run - or, rather, I want to have gone for a run. 

Yesterday it was lovely sunshine and bright blue sky for part of the day - I know, because I could see it through the window at work.   ;)

I don't mind the cold - by which I don't mean the sort of cold KK is talking about! - if I'm wrapped up against it.  A bright sky, though - that's important. 


Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on January 25, 2011, 03:07:30 AM
Yesterday winter back with a bang. More than 6 inches of snow overnight, the skies turned blue and the sun shone. Today grey and snowing, it's still a long way until spring.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: kk on January 25, 2011, 05:09:57 AM
Much warmer here today!  Only -6 F. Toasty  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 25, 2011, 05:51:26 AM
Bright blue sky, streaky clouds, and the indoor temperature is a balmy 62F.  Sleeves rolled up and happy as a well fed Polar Bear.  Probably a bit cooler outside as most of the contractors working opposite are still wearing their fleeces.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on January 25, 2011, 09:52:58 AM
Much nicer than a few days ago ... but then, a few days ago I wasn't in southern Florida.  ::) 8)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on January 25, 2011, 10:36:31 AM
Cold and grey...
"They" say it is going to get colder again. Brr.
Hope "they" are wrong.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 25, 2011, 04:31:59 PM
Right now its only 25' with 80% humidity but expected top is 40'.

Happy Australia Day all you Aussies, have a blast.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 26, 2011, 01:49:54 AM
The thermometer in my friends yard today.  :o

Yes it does work.  :D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/therm.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: funink on January 26, 2011, 03:15:52 PM
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa114/funink/progress-winter-1429-WEB-ti.jpg)
This is the back yard. Water froze on the patio table and I stuck it into the snow as a sculpture.
You can just see behind it the hydroponics snow pumpkins about to break through the crust.
Even though its 20 below zero C. weve had lots of sun so should get a good crop this year.
They average 20-30 pounds each and are good for pies and preserves
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on January 26, 2011, 03:22:28 PM
Bright - I don't care about the temperature. :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 26, 2011, 04:12:54 PM
funink I still can't get my head around temperatures so cold mate.  :o

We are expecting another 40'+ today. A/c on in all the rooms that have one.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: funink on January 26, 2011, 04:48:44 PM
We just bring the sled dogs into the igloo to keep warm.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2011, 04:52:01 PM
Cold.  Dry.  But the wind is getting rather noisy.  Big 'thumpy' gusts which seem to be slamming down from above, rather than sweeping in sideways..  The clouds are racing across the sky so it's even more windy up there.  I think we may be in a for a noisy night.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: funink on January 26, 2011, 08:48:11 PM
Just back from a snowshoe hike to the Canadian Parliament Buildings pictured below. Only 6 more months until they melt and we put up the tents. Just 12 feet of snow on the trails. Still waiting for winter to start.
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa114/funink/ice-house-3409.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 27, 2011, 07:29:50 AM
Dark and cold . . . but the sun has got up yet. When it does, hopefully it will be bright, even if it's still cold.

 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2011, 08:19:13 AM
I finally caved and put a weather app on my desktop. It is 34' and sunny. I can see the sunny myself. I don't know if this is smart or not. But I like knowing the temperature before I leave for work so I can choose the right coat.

I hear NYC got hit with more snow again. I'm so glad I moved south.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on January 27, 2011, 02:46:53 PM
It's freee eeee eeee zing here in Holland.  Even Lewy the duck wants to come in the house to keep warm.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 27, 2011, 02:55:20 PM
Hot but cloudy which means humid and drippy but it beats the snow I'm guessing.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2011, 08:56:57 AM
Sunny and supposed to get up in the 60s. It did yesterday.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on January 28, 2011, 09:16:49 AM
Very cold. When I came back from my run this morning, my lips were so cold that I could hardly speak or drink.  >:(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2011, 09:40:19 AM
Bright and cold.  And dusty from the contractor's crushing machine.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 28, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
Cool and cloudy, rather a nice change at present.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 01, 2011, 02:20:23 AM
Hot with total fire bans. 40'C.

Queensland is in for a different pizzling, a cyclone off the coast, category 4 to hit tomorrow.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/vsmtsat.html (http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/vsmtsat.html)

http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat2.html?region=aus&loop=yes&images=10&allday=&start=&stop (http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat2.html?region=aus&loop=yes&images=10&allday=&start=&stop)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 01, 2011, 03:34:34 AM
It's dull and cold and horrid but I'm listening to James Blunt telling me Im beautiful! So that's Ok,

Lin x x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on February 01, 2011, 03:59:16 AM
Hot with total fire bans. 40'C.

Queensland is in for a different pizzling, a cyclone off the coast, category 4 to hit tomorrow.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/vsmtsat.html (http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/vsmtsat.html)

http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat2.html?region=aus&loop=yes&images=10&allday=&start=&stop (http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat2.html?region=aus&loop=yes&images=10&allday=&start=&stop)

Blimey mate, baton down the hatches. :o

Miserable and windy here. :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on February 01, 2011, 04:20:03 AM
Bloody cold again, foggy, grey, Vienna in winter...........then at the weekend we are supposed too get 15 degrees.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2011, 09:14:35 AM
Cloudy but bright, windy.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 01, 2011, 09:34:41 AM
Cold and grey. Another sad winter day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 01, 2011, 09:59:00 AM
Cold . . . the cold front that was predicted woke me around 3:30 this morning, right about the time the weather man predicted it would arrive.  Strong winds whistling, rushing by trying to find a way indoors.

Neighbors across the street are busy cutting up good size (looks to be 10 inches or more across) limbs that was blown down.  My trees seem to have made it through intact - guess it pays to give them a good trim ever so often.     
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2011, 10:52:28 AM
It was okay, not good, but okay.  Now it's suddenly gone so grey and miserable I needed to put the lights on just after 3 pm. Yuk!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: funink on February 01, 2011, 11:21:32 AM
Lots of snow up in the hills the last few days. Its driving the Polar Bears down our way and theyre getting into the sheep pens. Had to scare them off with the dogs.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa114/funink/winter06web.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 01, 2011, 12:44:12 PM
As a person who is into nature conservation I found your weather description delightful and it conjoured up all kinds of pictures in my head.  The photo is delightful.

Thanks for sharing.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gayle on February 01, 2011, 01:34:03 PM
Polar bears: you must be either in one of the territories or extreme north end of one of the southern provences. We have trouble with black bears coming into the towns tnear the Rockies, usually when the berries are scarce, but we're not far north enough to have troubles with polar bears.

It was -25oC with 8km/hour winds (a -39oC wind chill) this morning. Thankfully, we've warmed up to a comparatively balmy -21oC and the wind is has died completely down.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 01, 2011, 04:01:12 PM
We are hot again here, 40'C again today expected and possible thunderstorms.

Cyclone Yasi is gaining force, gone from a category 4 to a 5.

Here are some comparison pics between four cyclones. The first three are Australian, Tracey being the one the oblitereated Darwin in the 70's.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/250467-cyclone-comparison-graphic-inside.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 01, 2011, 05:23:18 PM
About 5'C and a moderate breeze...Not too bad after all.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2011, 08:44:36 AM
Most of the US is under a blizzard blanket of storms. However, we are just getting lots of wind and rain. The temps have dropped since I was first wakened by the "breeze" and "gentle rain" trying to blow the roof off at 4.30. But it is still in the 60s.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 02, 2011, 10:47:28 AM
Enjoy your 60s while you can Patti. From what the weather man says, the cold front we're dealing with right now will be moving your way soon.

Colder than cold for my liking at 18 F/ -8 C while I sit here dreaming of sandy beaches with the sun beaming down, warming body and soul. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 02, 2011, 11:30:06 AM
Hope you are OK Fire-fly, and all the others from Australia.
There is no wind here, only some drizzle.

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 02, 2011, 03:29:30 PM
Please let the weather be nice on 21st I am going back to England for two weeks!  I will on the ferry overnight!  Yuk!  I booked first class this time being on my own.  At least it should be nice to have a spot of luxury for a change.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on February 02, 2011, 04:01:34 PM
Sunny and 82. Back home, it's frigid with 20" of snow.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 03, 2011, 10:42:06 AM
Wet and windy - not a day to have had an appointment at the hairdresser's.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 03, 2011, 11:14:52 AM
Sunny at last.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: funink on February 03, 2011, 11:52:45 AM
We got almost three feet of snow in the last 24 hours. It took me all day to find the sled dogs and dig them out. Our crop of snow pumpkins are all buried and itll take a week of sunshine before they grow back up to the surface again. I just hope the Caribou dont get them.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2011, 02:35:28 PM
Hope you are OK Fire-fly, and all the others from Australia.
There is no wind here, only some drizzle.



I am way south of the cyclone mate thanks. They all come off way better than expected with no loss of life so thats a hugh plus. A lot of destruction though.

Here today, another 40'C day again. Its been constant for a week now. Swimming in the pool is like having a bath and not worth the effort to be honest. Nice about 10pm though.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: PixyT on February 04, 2011, 02:01:27 PM
It was 28C today a nice day glad that it stopped raining
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 05, 2011, 05:10:48 AM
Hot. 42' again today, same tomorrow and a cooler change expected tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 05, 2011, 05:32:38 AM
Some pics and videos of Cyclone Yasi.

http://video.dailytelegraph.com.au/1778319942/Yasi-leaves-Tully-reeling (http://video.dailytelegraph.com.au/1778319942/Yasi-leaves-Tully-reeling)

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/gallery/gallery-e6frewxi-1225998464066?page=23 (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/gallery/gallery-e6frewxi-1225998464066?page=23)

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/gallery/gallery-e6frewxi-1225999492375?page=1 (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/gallery/gallery-e6frewxi-1225999492375?page=1)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 05, 2011, 08:26:20 AM
Still colder than I would like, but no snow for today. But it is predicted to fall below freezing again tonight.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on February 05, 2011, 08:28:09 AM
cold til june
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 05, 2011, 08:57:39 AM
Mild and very windy.
It feels more like October than February. I saw a few buds in our garden though; spring must be on its way.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2011, 05:21:36 AM
An interactive web page for the Yasi cyclone. Click on the numbers and it gives pictures etc for that time of its path. The top toolbar does videos etc.

http://media01.couriermail.com.au/multimedia/cycloneyasi/index.html (http://media01.couriermail.com.au/multimedia/cycloneyasi/index.html)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
Cool change here in my part of Oz but Perth in WA has bushfires raging. Its devastating there at present.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/bushfires-rage-around-perth-20110207-1aipl.html?from=smh_sb (http://www.smh.com.au/national/bushfires-rage-around-perth-20110207-1aipl.html?from=smh_sb)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2011, 05:51:05 PM
Cold and wet, but I missed most of it.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
It's been quite mild here but it's due to change and become horrible rainy - again. Still, #2 son has performed magic and built a walled garden so all my soil is happy in a home now.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on February 09, 2011, 09:23:35 PM
Sunny and warm. Good thing I'm not at home. It's still cold and snowing there, and going down to 4F tonight
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2011, 09:25:33 PM
When do you expect to leave the heat?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on February 09, 2011, 09:31:08 PM
End of the first week in March.  Much as I love them, I'll be ready for a grandkid break by then, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2011, 09:34:56 PM
I hope it passes quickly for you with good news all the way.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on February 09, 2011, 09:35:50 PM
Thanks. The warm weather is nice, though.  :-*
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2011, 04:17:55 AM
Wet and grey.  'February fill-dyke' is trying to live up to its reputation.  I suppose, being the shortest month, it has to just get on with it.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2011, 04:39:52 AM
Back to grey - not too dark a shade but no break in it. Rain threatening.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on February 10, 2011, 04:49:54 AM
Nearly as wet outside as it is on my kitchen floor. :'(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 10, 2011, 05:51:36 AM
Poor Ma.  ???

Swing your kitchen through my backyard Ma, it will be dry in a jiffy, hot hot hot here in Oz.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2011, 05:55:49 AM
Swing your kitchen through my backyard Ma, it will be dry in a jiffy, hot hot hot here in Oz.  :D

Now that's what I call a writer's imagination ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 11, 2011, 01:29:48 PM
Really crappy grey, rain - yeuch.

Tomorrow is supposed to start off foggy but then turn bright. Here's hoping.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 12, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
You know guys, I think we are pretty lucky to be in a climate where we have good rainfall, very few floods, almost non-existent hurricanes, same goes for earthquakes.  The summers are mild and warm and not too hot, winters aren't more than a usual minus 6 at the most.

I feel sorry for the folk in Oz who have had it real bad over the years with fires, dreadful rain, floods and everything the weather could throw at them recently. Some friends of our went to live in Oz to get away from the UK weather.

We complain about British Weather, but it's not that bad and the UK is a beautiful place to live.  I miss my hills so much. 


Lin x

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 12, 2011, 05:37:47 PM
 :D :D :D

Sometimes we would really agree with you Lin.

It does seem strange how some countries get heaps of natural disasters and others don't though. And it seems to move around over the years. We never had earthquakes for instance, now we have had a few, I don't like those at all.

But today is overcast with light showers and coolish mingled with mild humidity. Which translated means when the cloud burns off, it won't be pleasant.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: SilverArrow on February 12, 2011, 11:58:25 PM
I think I'm melting, the temperature is only 30 degrees (Celsius) but the humidity is 90% D:
-in New Zealand-
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on February 13, 2011, 05:15:46 AM
Are the earthquakes really "new", or are the instruments to measure them more sensitive?
It is very mild here, but it is raining. Global warming must be true...
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2011, 05:53:20 AM
Cold, wet, grey.  Pretty normal for February ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on February 13, 2011, 08:40:21 AM
The recent rain we had must have been heavy through the night - the rivers are swollen, paths are flooded - the swans are almost swimming on them and the marshes are treacherous [for dog walking anyway]. Surprisingly bright and dry here today - safe enough on high ground.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 13, 2011, 10:03:37 AM
Some of you might remember me complaining about being stuck on the Yorkshire Moors in the snow in December.  I was staying in Saltburn by the Sea because I couldn't get back to the farm on the moors.

This is what I had to endure.  Saltburn Bank is a steep hill leading to the sea.  Have fun watching this. I know the police officers who were helping at the scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9TapLzHnI

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 13, 2011, 12:14:17 PM
It's no longer freezing here, at least, right now. But the brilliant sunshine of the last couple of days seems to be making unfulfilled promises of greater warmth.

We have broken a few 'lowest temp.' records per day recently. One such was an 80 year old record.

Since we have a lot of bridges spanning creeks, streams and rivers around here; plus 'fly-bys' that take you over other highways, it has kept our road workers busy spreading sand and such to make it safer for the idiots who think they just have to be someplace other than were they are.

Mother Nature has shown many of them that they are not the super humans the apparently thought themselves to be - a few have paid with their lives; many others have paid with the loss of their cars.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on February 13, 2011, 12:37:57 PM
If this rain keeps up, I'm going to buy a boat. >:(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 13, 2011, 01:48:30 PM
If this rain keeps up, I'm going to buy a boat. >:(

I have one I would sell for cheap, but the shipping would be outlandish.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 13, 2011, 02:11:04 PM
Must be global Ma, its six am, raining and no sunrise yet, outlandish.  :D

Lin, in that video, when the snow plough comes through, what is he squirting out the back of the truck, is it the salt I hear some speak of?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2011, 02:50:07 PM
Lin, in that video, when the snow plough comes through, what is he squirting out the back of the truck, is it the salt I hear some speak of?

Usually a mixture of rock salt and grit.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 13, 2011, 02:59:36 PM
Ahh, looking at it spraying out, it looks like plain water.  :D

I would have thought exactly that if I had not heard you and Ma etc talking about salting the snow.

Thanks Gyp.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 14, 2011, 08:28:57 AM
Yes we salt the roads and often they complain because there isn't enough of it. In Holland this year we didn't get anywhere near the amount of snow they had in the North of England and still the traffic stopped.  The Brits just kept on going as they did in the u-tube video, it was an amazing experience.  I went over the Moors in this weather and as I said in a previous post I was bob sledding in my car with snow a metre high on both side and very thick ice on the surface.

It's quite a video that isn't it?  - if you look further on the U-tube site on that page you will see other amusing videos about Satlburn Bank. Seeing that this a a thread about weather - I think you guys should take a peek. " Is this the best bus driver in Britain?"

My students in the driving school used to hate having lessons to go up 'The Bank'.  One lady used to dread the day I would give her a lesson going up there.  So I drove her up myself and down again about six times to show her where to change gear and how I did it so that she could copy me.  

I then talked her through it and when we got to the top she said.  "Wow that's the biggest thrill of my life - I did it!'
She broke down and cried on me.  

When you look at the video you can see how it might be possible for new drivers to dread doing it.  For me it's fun and easy, but my students hated it and often begged me not to do that lesson.  Of course we had to try it as part of the experience.

I am going back there next week and shall be climbing 'The Bank' myself. Think of me! The weather forecast is possible snow again.  Is it me?

Lin x


Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 14, 2011, 02:57:04 PM
...And another thing

The weather has warmed up so much that the mosquitoes are back!  I just squashed one in my office.  Bladdy big boogar.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 14, 2011, 04:15:39 PM
I found that video amazing that people kept driving up there, I would be too afraid of the vehicle sliding backward.  :D

I don't think Oz salts or grits its snow, I think drivers have chains on the wheels or something like that. I have only been there once and that was many years ago. Snow fascinates me, I would love to experience it at least once over in England.

Good luck over there Lin, I am going to watch the bus driver.  ;D

Raining here in my little corner of Oz, the lawn is happy.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on February 14, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
Here it is again for those who don't want to go back a page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9TapLzHnI

You know why the UK is in this situation?  - we don't have snow tyres and we are quite unprepared for this kind of weather.  We have the kind of climate which is temperate in comparison to many other countries and so we always seem to live in hope that it won't happen and when it does we just cease to function.  On the other hand you see the video and it makes you realise that we still have the 'war hero' feel to the Brits - keep right on to the end of the road! We always get there in the end.  Sheer determination.  I am sure the Saltburn video shows that.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gayle on February 14, 2011, 09:37:12 PM
The amount of snow in that video would be considered light snowfall in Canada. It takes snow like this to slow us down:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2aACH5Gw3A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2aACH5Gw3A)

To be fair though, the Brits have a much higher humidity level than most of Canada. There's probably a lot more ice under that snow which makes driving a lot more trecherous. The time of year when snowy roads are most dangerous is fall and spring when the mercury fluctuates between freezing and thawing. The snow melts, turns to water, and then refreezes as ice.

We've had a record amount of snowfall this year. A roof of a hotel banquet room in Red Deer, Alberta collapsed last weekend from the weight of the snow. Fortunately, no one was in that part of the hotel when it fell in.
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Post by: Lin on February 15, 2011, 01:41:40 AM
Hi Gayle

The UK is always unprepared for heavy snowfall.  I think we just accept it and because it doesn't last very long I think that is the key issue.  Past history has shown us that snow in the UK rarely lasts for more than a few days.  So this is why, in comparison to say Austria and Germany, we don't make snow tyres compulsory and so when the snow does come down we tend to think 'it will be gone by Friday'. Last year was an exception in November and December.  It's been a long time since we had snow like that.  So this is why the Saltburn video is unusual for us.

I just checked out your link and yes I have to admit the snow is high but it also brought back memories of my 'bob sled' ride through the Yorkshire Moors in my car - yes the snow was that high too. This makes me realise how bad the UK snow was - almost as high as Canada!  So judging by that I know we did well under the circumstances. We're getting a new car soon and  I am encouraging my husband to get a 4WD diesel Hyundai Sante Fe.   We pull a caravan and if we're going have weather like that again I want to be more prepared! 

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 15, 2011, 03:40:14 AM
Wet, grey, and not too inspiring.  There has been enough rain overnight that it's still standing in puddles on the grass opposite.  A sure sign the ground is pretty well waterlogged.  But we haven't reached the 'lake in front of the bungalows' stage yet.  Probably by tomorrow if it just keeps raining steadily ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on February 15, 2011, 04:55:06 AM
I suppose you have to worry when the water starts coming inside the caravan eh Gyppo?  We once had water up to our ankles in our tent in the Lake District.  It was a disaster.

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 15, 2011, 05:53:21 AM
Many, many, years ago on a campsite at Hayling Island there was dip in the middle of the field.  Most people avoided the dip, but one long hot summer the site was packed full of tents and vans.  The ground was like concrete following several weeks of drought, and I used a screwdriver to makes holes for my lightweight aluminium tent pegs, because they just bent otherwise.  Like many 'choose your own pitch' sites it filled up around the edges first, followed by a collection of roughly concentric squares.

A battered old car crammed with students arrived quite late, and they set up their big old army surplus ridge tent in the the middle of the field.  It was an impressive structure, and they used a sledgehammer to drive in the massive pegs.  They laid out their bedding ready for the night and then drove off to the pub for a few swift pints before closing time.

There was some cursing and swearing when they came back in the dark and tripped over guy ropes etc, but eventually things went quiet.

During the night it rained.  It absolutely gushed down.  I peeped out through the flap and water was running across the rock-hard ground without soaking in.  There are times when a sewn-in groundsheet which comes about four inches up the walls is a godsend.  I lay there in my waterproof 'tray' feeling the water run underneath and around me, and smugly watched as one by one the students emerged from their tent and made a dash for the car,  Some of the girls were only half dressed, a fascinating sight to a young lad.  (The one called Janet was gorgeous.)  Then I went back to sleep, snug as a bug in a rug.

Around six I heard 'busy' noises outside as some people packed up and drove away, but ignored them.

But once the laughter started I had to look.  It was still raining, but only lightly and the sky looked quite promising.

The ridge tent was in the middle of a large deep puddle.

The students, barefooted with their jeans rolled up, were cheerfully paddling around 'brailling up' the sides of the tent.  (Tents used to be made like that so you could bundle up the sides and hold them in place with tapes.  It helped to 'air them out' if you stayed in one place for a long time.)

In the middle, still fast asleep in his sleeping bag, floating on an air bed was one of their crew.  The others shouted at him to wake up but he either ignored them or just didn't hear.  He looked very peaceful.

One of the girls fired up the primus in the boot of the car and started cooking, using the bootlid to keep off the rain.

Whilst she was doing this the others gently towed their slumbering mate out from under the protecting canvas and carefully 'grounded' him on the shore of the overnight pond.  Then they left him there in the early morning rain while they had breakfast, every now and then glancing across to 'see if the dozy bugger's awake yet'.

Various people, on the way to the tap or the toilet block, stopped to have a laugh as 'Rip Van Bloody Winkle' slumbered on.

He grew increasingly soggy and eventually, just after it stopped raining, he stirred and rolled straight of his air bed into the muddy water.

The air turned blue as he struggled out of his sleeping bag, but the others were too weak with laughter to help him.  He was most definitely not amused and when he looked around and realised they must have floated him out of the tent he went off on another rant.

The girls, all big eyes and totally insincere innocence, told him he'd just drifted out.  "Like Moses in his basket."  Eventually, having found dry clothes in the car and changed over in the toilet block he began to see the funny side of it.

Later on they all moved the tent to one of the recently vacated pitches and sat there watching as the farm ducks trooped across the site and occupied the pond.

If only they'd moved in whilst he was still floating.

Gyppo   

 
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Post by: Lin on February 15, 2011, 06:57:14 AM
And, Gyppo,  the moral of this story is

When it rains don't get yourself into a rut, cheer up or  it could be a grave situation!

Have a nice day everyone - it's sunny here in NL.

Lin x



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Post by: WordBird on February 17, 2011, 12:48:54 AM
Today was the most beautiful day of the year so far. We had sunny skies, temps in the 60's. The kind of weather that makes you want to roll down your car windows, turn up the radio, and drive fast!!  :D
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Post by: Lin on February 17, 2011, 02:19:53 AM
Oh yes yes yes that is so evocative Wordy!  Come fly with me!

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 17, 2011, 04:04:36 AM
Sunny, cool, and rather lovely outdoors in my shirtsleeves at 7am.  If I hadn't been so pissed off with a noisy neighbour I could have really enjoyed it.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on February 17, 2011, 04:08:21 AM
You hogging the sun again, Gyp? Dull and rainy here. :(
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Post by: DC on February 17, 2011, 04:13:34 AM
It's trying very hard to be a nice sunny spring morning up here...
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Post by: Gyppo on February 17, 2011, 04:17:19 AM
You hogging the sun again, Gyp? Dull and rainy here. :(

I was quite surprised myself.  It probably won't last ;-)  Either the surprise or the pleasant weather.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on February 17, 2011, 04:47:48 AM
For Gawd's sake send me some sun!  We got drizzle again.

I got my novel back yesterday from my editor and everything is looking good.  So that makes up for the lack of sun.  I have to submit this year.  I now have a self made deadline. Now or never.

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 17, 2011, 06:25:21 AM
We have collared doves courting in the garden and cooing like gooduns on the rooftop.  Traditionally birds start chasing each other around the hedges and chimneys on Valentine's day, but I think the weather discouraged them until today.  Winter hasn't finished with us yet, but today is a reminder to 'keep the faith'.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on February 17, 2011, 08:19:42 AM
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Hey Gyppo

I just realised all those posts over the last goodness knows when.  I used to be the person with the most posts. It must rain a lot where you live to keep you on that computer all day.  LOL.

I'm in deep trouble - no exercise, too much sitting down and now I have to take blood pressure pills.  So today I went back to the caravan and asked guy who stores it for us to let me in to have access to my Nordic walking poles.  I'm just not motivated these days, but if I want to live longer this is what I have to do I suppose.

Glad you enjoy your time on MWC.  I am meeting four members next week in Yorkshire.5th March.   I wish you could come up - you can if you wish.  We are reviewing our work over the week end as well as some time at the pub and walking the moors.  Should be good.  Everyone is welcome.  More info upon request.  PS I got 18 collared doves.

Lin x
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Post by: MrsButler on February 17, 2011, 08:26:38 AM
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Ma:  I suppose a frosty pampas is a lot better than frozen knickers...
 
 
 

Haha ;D Get your thermals on , Ma!

It's grey skies in lancashire, UK today...but not raining for once!

Best,

Mrs B
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Post by: f fff ffff on February 17, 2011, 03:57:54 PM
The weather is unseasonably mild in my part of the world. pushing 55! Sunny and an overall beautiful day!
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 19, 2011, 12:56:12 PM
Yesterday our weather was again all mixed up. It reached into the 80s again for the second or third day in a row. Had to turn a fan on, resisted the impulse to resort to the A/C.

And guess what . . . they are forecasting another cool from later next week.

I'm ready for March, even if it does come in like a Lion.  8)  At least (hopefully) the yo yo temps. might even out.
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Post by: ma100 on February 19, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
Wet and foggy all day. :'(
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Post by: Silt on February 19, 2011, 02:27:50 PM
sunny :)
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Post by: Gyppo on February 19, 2011, 03:15:24 PM
Dark now (8-14 pm, but grey and miserable all day.  I was waiting for it to get in and rain, but it never did.

Sill cloudy, not a star in sight.

Gyppo
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Post by: herron on February 19, 2011, 03:16:14 PM
80F and sunny ... not a cloud in the sky.

Of course, that's just here in south Florida where I'm staying. At home there's supposed to be 8 more inches (20.32cm) of snow by tomorrow.
 :P
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Post by: fire-fly on February 19, 2011, 05:43:06 PM
Hot, humid and hot. 38'C expected today and maybe a storm at the end of the day.
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Post by: cmb on February 20, 2011, 06:02:14 AM
Cloudy.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 20, 2011, 06:31:02 AM
Sky like a thin blue watercolour wash, with light grey clouds.  Neither cold nor hot.

In fact its the sort of day my Sis could would enjoy trying to capture in waterolours, whereas we've had a few days recently which cried out for thick heavy oils, layered on with a palette knife to get the mood across.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on February 20, 2011, 09:13:58 AM
Perhaps we should, as writers, be describing the weather in more of a literally sense.  I was inspired.

"Sky like a thin blue watercolour wash, with light grey clouds.  Neither cold nor hot."  By Gyppo.  My comment - Mm. lovely.

They say don't describe the weather in your novel too often.  So here is your chance to bite back

Lin x
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Post by: fire-fly on February 20, 2011, 01:58:17 PM
Hot.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2011, 04:32:21 AM
Last day of summer today in Oz, thats never a good thing.  ???

38'C tomorrow for the first day of Autumn though.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on February 28, 2011, 05:05:04 AM
Dry.  Which, after yesterdays unrelenting rain and hailstones, is good.
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Post by: cmb on February 28, 2011, 06:06:34 AM
Dull, dreary, cold and humid.
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Post by: Vienna on February 28, 2011, 06:08:38 AM
Central Europe

Blue skies, a bit warmer +3, and wait what's that bloody thing in the sky............yes nearly forgotten it's the sun. ;)
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Post by: cmb on February 28, 2011, 06:10:40 AM
The sun???

What's that? I can't remember ever having seen anything like it.  ;D
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Post by: 510bhan on February 28, 2011, 06:04:19 PM
Wonderfully Spring-like - large expanses of blue with reluctant wisps of white, self-consciously hovering and blushing when the sun sets.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 01, 2011, 10:26:02 AM
Grey.

But we've got some yellow bloom on the hedge, lots of buds apperaring on the birch and various other trees, catkins rattling in the wind but fortunately not yet shedding pollen everywhere, and little tufts of pale yellow rockwool stuck in the hedge where the birds have been making a nest in the loft.  The hedgerow birds will find it soon enough.

The wyjelia tree, which is supposed to only be a shrub, is already covered with fluffy white which the birds will plunder mercilessly to line their nests.

Seems like Old Mother Nature's 'bodyclock' isn't going to be fooled by a grey washed-out sky.
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Post by: Silonch on March 01, 2011, 04:39:37 PM

Here today, the tiny slipper of a gentle spring is trying to get a foot up on stage. 

But I know - The villan, winter, is lurking in the wings.  It wants to slap me in the face with its sharp exhalation - and rejoice in catching me unaware.

The winds of winter and summer will battle it out soon, dropping gray tornados.


The weather today - welcome -to Oklahoma.  USA.
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Post by: 510bhan on March 01, 2011, 04:42:14 PM
Still blue and dry although the breeze is a bit nippy. I don't mind if it keeps the clouds away.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 01, 2011, 04:47:58 PM
Overcast, humid and still so far.

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 01, 2011, 08:47:06 PM
Weird.  Our weather bureau has two separate info. gathering stations: one in the south side of town, the other in the north-west side of town.

Generally there is only 2 or 3 degrees different between the two.  This morning there was exactly 10 degrees difference, one from the other. Both on the cool side for the first day of summer . . . but we started off with bright sunshine despite the fact it faded faster than the day.

   
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Post by: 510bhan on March 02, 2011, 07:50:20 AM
Blue again ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Silt on March 02, 2011, 07:53:07 AM
blue and minus 28 - sorta like a frozen smile I guess :)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2011, 04:31:42 PM
Partly cloudy but looking like the day might morph into something half decent.  ;D

I almost needed a blanket last night and I had to turn my fan down a notch.  ???

Winter is coming, time to back and POQ.  :D
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Post by: Cyndith on March 02, 2011, 06:28:45 PM
Today it is 71 degrees and there's a gentle Gulf breeze ruffling the great beards of the palm trees.  The turquoise pool looks so inviting, but I'm not a polar bear. I can wait another month for the waters to acclimate to our early Spring.

The Texas Mountain Laurel tree is in full bloom, with heavy clusters of fragrant flowers.  Honey bees rush in excitement to drink their nectar.  My pansies are a splash of yellow, purple and cream flowers, spilling heavily over the rustic strawberry pot.  Finally, the Alamo Fire lupines (maroon colored bluebonnets) made a showy appearance in my front yard this week--just in time for Texas Independence Day.

--Cyndie
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Post by: Gyppo on March 02, 2011, 06:52:21 PM
Crispy cold night, but the stars are on display which makes a lovely change.  Be better still if I shorted out the damned street lights, but if I did some arsehole would come along and mend them.

It'll be nice to lie in bed tonight, probably with the window open, and see the stars wheeling by as I nod off.

Gyppo
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Post by: Silt on March 04, 2011, 12:14:52 PM
it's snowing like rain  :'(
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Post by: 510bhan on March 04, 2011, 12:31:11 PM
Hazy grey but hinting at brightness :P
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Post by: fire-fly on March 04, 2011, 02:56:36 PM
Hot, humid and overcast but you can feel summer losing its grip.  :(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 04, 2011, 09:38:25 PM
Spring keeps trying to get a foot hold in our area but old man winter continues to do his best to hang . . . just a little longer.  ???
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Post by: Silonch on March 05, 2011, 06:51:31 AM

Cold again.  Grrr!
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Post by: Gyppo on March 05, 2011, 08:20:19 AM
We have a thin white sky today.  Covered by an almost transparent blanket of hight white cloud, with just a few streaks of blue showing through.  Another of those watercolour effects.  If someone painted a sky like this you'd probably say it wasn't very realistic ;-)

Probably what old time photography manuals meant when they used the phrase 'light overcast'.

The cloud is still letting plenty of light and warmth through.  It felt quite spring-like when I ambled along the back alley earlier to check out progress on the new 'service road'.

Both room windows are open.  A good day to 'air the lair'.

Gyppo
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Post by: 510bhan on March 05, 2011, 09:56:09 AM
Same here Gyppo.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 05, 2011, 04:43:16 PM
Cool and patchy cloud, had to turn the fan off last night to sleep.  ???

The fan usually stays on till winter.  ???
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Post by: Silt on March 05, 2011, 08:09:09 PM
it's really nice out, lil puffy white clouds and a bright moon glowing all the snow :)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 05, 2011, 08:23:17 PM
No stars tonight, so there must be a pretty thick layer of cloud up there in the darkness.  Or some celestial being has just snuffed out all ther rest of the visible universe.  Cloud seems the most likely culprit ;-)
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Post by: kk on March 06, 2011, 10:20:20 AM
43 degrees, gray and rainy. Chance of over a foot of snow before tomorrow morning, so
guess it's going to cool off again. We need more snow after this rain to get us through
the rest of the ski season.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2011, 12:47:07 PM
Cold and bright.  Good 'polar bear' weather.  So, just to be contrary I've spent most of it indoors at the keyboard apart from a trip to the shops.

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 06, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
Confusing.   ???
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Post by: fire-fly on March 06, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
Autumn has won the mighty battle with Summer.  ???

The days are lovely though, just knowing Winter is sitting and waiting on the sidelines is very off putting.
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Post by: kk on March 07, 2011, 05:50:13 AM
Well, we got a foot of new snow last night and could have another foot before the day is done.
Winter will continue for awhile longer. Love it! 

kk
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Post by: 510bhan on March 07, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
White cloudy sky but bright enough. Dry!
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Post by: fire-fly on March 07, 2011, 05:34:40 PM
I have to say its a glorious Autumn day here in Oz.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year but with Winter lurking, it puts a big cloud over it.  ::)
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Post by: 510bhan on March 07, 2011, 06:46:43 PM
Pretty dark now - so hard to tell but I think  tis dry.
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Post by: SthrnSqrl on March 11, 2011, 07:30:36 PM
Well, yesterday was mid to upper 40's, and rainy. Today, the water is harder. THis all showed up since late last night.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/188231_1464791919062_1811453871_825493_3433722_n.jpg)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 11, 2011, 08:57:53 PM
Ouch. So glad that wasn't what I found when I woke.   ;D
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Post by: SthrnSqrl on March 11, 2011, 09:02:17 PM
And sadly, Alice, that's the front yard/drive. No one showed up to plow today, so when my wife came home from work, I shoveled her a path to the house, and I kept ramming the car through the snow, until I could get it to the front door. At times, the snow was piling up on the hood when I was trying to go forward.
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Post by: Vienna on March 12, 2011, 03:43:04 AM
Clear blue sky, sun and temp will rise to around 13 degrees today. Is it spring? I doubt it .
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Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2011, 06:03:11 AM
Hot, humid and overcast, forecast rain but not so much to matter.
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Post by: Silonch on March 12, 2011, 08:36:51 AM
Smoky - thanks to the wild fires.  I got a 'fire alert' (like we get tornado alerts) on my cell phone yesterday morning.  Something new for me.  Never really thought about 'fire' as weather!
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Post by: 510bhan on March 12, 2011, 08:51:27 AM
Light flurry of snow that's turned to rain.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 12, 2011, 09:20:10 AM
High white sky with a few streaks of blue, light breeze.  Shirtsleeve weather at the moment.

Was bright sunshine earlier which tempted me to shove the sofa cover though the washing machine, planning to drape it over the hedge (the gypsy's clothesline) to dry out.  I will fit the tumble drier if I have to, but it's a bugger to get back out after it's dried and 'fluffed up' a bit ;-(

It's a huge 'Hippy' thing, cotton, with stringy tassles, and Mum has been making noises about washing it for over a month now.  When she came down this morning it was already in the machine.  Things like this have to be done whilst the spirit moves me, otherwise it gets put off for another week.

"What's that spinning around?"

"The Hippy blanket."

"Oh, so that's why the sofa looks different."

Two tone blue instead of muted shades of red, brown, orange and white.  Yeah...  just a bit different.

Gyppo
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Post by: evatje on March 12, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
Sunny, with a bit of spring in the air. :)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
A perfect Autumn day, not overly hot but it is still early am.
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Post by: Lin on March 13, 2011, 09:20:49 AM
Seems weird you talking about Autumn right now!  We are just going into Spring.  In the three weeks our time moves on an hour ready for summer.
Lin x
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Post by: fire-fly on March 13, 2011, 06:38:14 PM
It is odd, the two sides of the world Lin.

Our times will change the opposite to you guys the last week of March. Darkness falls at 5pm then.

In the meantime, the days have been hot and glorious so I won't complain. We could do with a bit of rain.

The out back is flooded at present, making that a beautiful place to visit after the waters recede.  :D

http://www.wrightsair.com.au/floodwaternews.htm
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Post by: Lin on March 14, 2011, 05:11:15 AM
Hubby is editing our videos of Australia from three years ago, we haven't had chance before.  Now we got the new computer we can do it better.  It's great looking back at all the things we did in the sun.  Very uplifting.  Almost timeless.

Lin x
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Post by: Vienna on March 14, 2011, 05:46:53 AM
absolutely wonderful early spring day here in Central Europe today. A wonderful Monday, kind of glad to be alive day after the long winter. Believe it or not Vienna has a warm 18 degrees.........
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Post by: 510bhan on March 14, 2011, 06:05:09 AM
Bright, cold, showery
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Post by: Gyppo on March 14, 2011, 09:37:54 AM
Spring-like.  I'm sat in my room. both windows wide open, shirtsleeves rolled up.  Central blinds are down so I can see the screen, but the room temperature is 65 F.  It would probably have reached 70 indoors if I had the blinds up and the windows shut, which would feel uncomfortable to me.

Went to bed with the blinds up and one window open, and was woken by the birds singing their heads off.  Plus one cheeky little sparrow pecking at the glass to tell me the windowsill bird feeder was empty again.

I set up a downstairs feeder the other day, without telling Mum it was there,  and she was fascinated when a little collared dove came and sat on the sill, looking around, clearly fascinated by what he could see the other side of the glass.

Quite a bit of cloud around, but its high white stuff.

A good day for getting stuff done.

Gyppo
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Post by: Cyndith on March 18, 2011, 10:19:14 AM
I took a cup of tea out to the garden this morning.  I have four John Paul II roses beginning to unfurl.  Prompted by the heavy dew, their sweet fragrance competes with the aroma of Lady Grey.  It is a perfect Spring morning in the tropical area.  Pink clouds of Indian Hawthorne hug the benches around the pool.  Brightly painted pansies spill over the rustic strawberry pot.  I will probably need sunscreen today. 

The spring break kids are still slumbering so it is a perfect time to hit the beach!
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Post by: fire-fly on March 18, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
And in Oz, another beautiful Autumn day but I know the Lurker is not far away.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on March 18, 2011, 06:11:47 PM
We had pretty steady rain most of the day, but the wind was blowing in from the North, so although the rain was lashing against the back windows it never touched the front of the house.  In fact, due to the room it never really touched the front garden, except for the bit that dripped down from the top of the trees.

Really odd, because the back gutters were overflowing from more rain than the downpipe could cope with, and the front tiles and front gutter were dry.

Walking through from my room (front) into the toilet (back) was like entering a different world ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 18, 2011, 06:25:33 PM
Mainly blue - the odd short shower.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amanda George on March 19, 2011, 10:47:25 AM
It's lovely over here in Gloucester today (cue thunderstorm lol)...  Could do with being a bit warmer IMNSHO but other than that it's great out there!  The sky is cloudless and "my" blue too!   ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 19, 2011, 10:56:43 AM
Bright, dry - a few white streaks on the blue but very pleasant.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: evatje on March 19, 2011, 11:20:08 AM
Sunny and a bit warmer! Would it be spring or are we going to wake up in winter again tomorrow? :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amanda George on March 19, 2011, 11:53:17 AM
I just take each minute as it comes as the weather changes so often over here!  lol
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 19, 2011, 04:47:15 PM
I'm sure we've all hear "If you don't like the weather, wait a little while, it will change" over our lifetimes.

It seems my Texas weather is attempting to convince everyone around of the truth in that ol' homely.

It wasn't that long ago when we were breaking daily records for the lowest temp. recorded for that day in many, many years.

Now we've started breaking record daily high temp. also.

Don't get me wrong; I'm more than happy to see (and feel) the warmer weather moving in. 

Even in the hottest summer I can find some way to cool down when needed. The same can't be said for me warming up in the middle of winter.  One good reason for living where I do since we rarely experience sever winters. 


(Shush now, don't let Mother Nature know I said that,)   
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amanda George on March 19, 2011, 05:48:12 PM
You are so right!  I much prefer warm weather and hate being cold but the hubby prefers the Winter!  lol

My pills are starting to kick in so I'm off to bed now!  Nite all!  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: BBBlogger on March 21, 2011, 08:30:37 PM
I have to agree with Country4Gal. Living in West Texas is so different than living in Indiana. I'd lived there for 12 years before moving back here to take care of my Mom.

I love the warmer weather except we are now experiencing 30 mph winds gusting to 4o mph and blowing dust so high that the sky is literally brown. Nasty!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2011, 09:36:25 PM
We had a shocker in my home town last night. 75ml of rain in 20 minutes and wild wind. Humidity is 99%, oh joy.

Out all night with trees and powerlines down.

Our garage flooded, poor dogs were all a panic.

Reasonably calm today although the clean up has been a doozie.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on March 22, 2011, 08:51:53 AM
75 ml, or 75 mm? ;-)

Sound like you were busy.  I went out on delivery one morning after an overnight hurricane.  Yes, we do get them occasionally in the UK.  There were several trees and some telephone poles and lines down.  At one point my road was blocked by a fallen tree, surrounded by several highway workers with their warning signs etc.

I figured I could scramble across it, carrying my bike, then come back for the pouch of mail, but the man in charge of clearing it wouldn't let me try.

"No, you'll have to take the detour.  There's a live power line tangled up in here somewhere.  And I'm going to find it.  Saying this he pulled own the visor on his helmet, started up his cghainsaw, and waded in like a psycho from a slash movie.

After a few seconds of gazing at him in bewilderment I turned and took the detour, having ni desire to see him turned into a crispy critter before my eyes.  His fellow workers seemed equally unwilling and stood well back.

When I rejoined the road on the far side of the tree about ten minutes later he was still hacking away like a goodun.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 22, 2011, 11:17:35 AM
overcast and mild. ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 22, 2011, 01:20:04 PM
Sunny, breezy and around 80 'o'Fahrenheit which a quick google search tells me is 27celsius :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 22, 2011, 01:20:48 PM
^
Pardon my complete failure on producing a "degrees" sign above. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 22, 2011, 01:25:08 PM
^
Pardon my complete failure on producing a "degrees" sign above.  

just highlight a 0 then click 'superscript' - that should make it small and above the number you have typed. 200 . . . okay?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 22, 2011, 01:32:19 PM
80 0
Hope this shows up correctly
If not, it's 80 degrees F here. . .
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 22, 2011, 01:35:46 PM
If you weren't sure about anything you have typed you can always click the 'preview' button - a box with what you have typed into the reply box will appear above it so you can see any colours/strikethroughs/bold etc you may have used. If it doesn't look right, just return to your post reply box and carry on writing/typing, preview it again - it will be updated. When you are satisfied, then hit 'post'. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 22, 2011, 01:43:28 PM
Thank you!  Now I have learned TWO new things on MWC today :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on March 22, 2011, 06:36:10 PM
60o yesterday. 29o and sleet today. Makes me wish I had stayed in Florida.  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on March 22, 2011, 07:05:15 PM
Gyp, I meant mm, dyslexic fingers mate.  :D

Perfect Autumn day today but it will be humid as the day goes on me thinks.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on March 23, 2011, 04:45:49 AM
Foggy at first and now its wall to wall morning sunshine here in Holland.  There's a man on my roof with a hot tool!   He's repairing the roofing felt over my office and garage.

Lin x x x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on March 23, 2011, 07:15:12 AM
it's -28. i don't need to say more :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on March 23, 2011, 10:07:45 AM
31o - and the sleet has changed slightly, to freezing rain  :-[
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on March 23, 2011, 02:09:37 PM
A quiet cloudless evening, a smoked salmon sunset, and lots of little bitds singing in our trees and hedgerow.

Pity about the damned motorway.  They told us we'd get used to it, but, not being deaf like some of my neighbours, I'm still waiting.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on March 23, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
Mainly blue - we'll soon see long evenings here as we're reasonably far north and west.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: contessa on March 26, 2011, 09:25:50 AM
It's almost april and its 30 out side and freezing. I hate michigan!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 26, 2011, 09:45:35 AM
I'm quite a bit south of you, Contessa.  It's a chilly 50 0 and pouring rain.  I can hear thunder in the distance.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on March 26, 2011, 10:45:33 AM
It's almost april and its 30 out side and freezing. I hate michigan!
You must be farther south in Michigan. It's only 24o here (and the outdoor thermometer is in the bright sun).  :-[
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on March 26, 2011, 01:09:29 PM
QUITE a bit south - in Memphis.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on March 26, 2011, 06:01:53 PM
Winter is slowly reaching out her gnarly hand but until her grasp is truly tight, Autumn is proving just how spectacular she can be.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on March 26, 2011, 07:57:07 PM
QUITE a bit south - in Memphis.
I figured your Graceland profile location meant somewhere in good ol' Tennessee (my birth state, by the way).   :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on March 26, 2011, 07:58:31 PM
BTW - it's still cold here.  22oF at the moment. So much for Spring.  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 27, 2011, 12:24:12 PM
The cold temps in the posts above make me so o o o glad I live in central Texas.  ;D

Predicted for today: high 85/low 68.

Trees are budded out, some fully leafed; grass is green (and so are the weeds) and I want to be out and about.

At lest I'm going to get the boys (sons fully grown are still my 'boys) to get thing set to right on the patio so I can sit out there to enjoy a little bit of the great outdoors.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Cyndith on March 30, 2011, 03:44:39 PM
The cold temps in the posts above make me so o o o glad I live in central Texas.  ;D

Predicted for today: high 85/low 68.

Trees are budded out, some fully leafed; grass is green (and so are the weeds) and I want to be out and about.

At lest I'm going to get the boys (sons fully grown are still my 'boys) to get thing set to right on the patio so I can sit out there to enjoy a little bit of the great outdoors.  ;D

Hey country gal, I think it only got up to 67 south of you in CC.  The cold front didn't get here until the wee hours of the morning.  We didn't get the promised rain though :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on March 30, 2011, 04:40:42 PM
Yet another perfect Autumn day here in Oz. Had a few storms yesterday but that just seemed to cleanse the place and make it more beautiful for today.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Aliyah on March 30, 2011, 04:49:11 PM
Good old England is giving us showers as usual haha :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: SthrnSqrl on March 30, 2011, 09:22:26 PM
The day started off beautiful...sun shining, not a cloud in that beautiful blue sky. About 3 pm, it started to cloud up, at about 5 pm, it started snowing, and hasn't stopped yet. The ground has been clear of snow for a couple weeks, and was finally drying out.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198896_1490442360307_1811453871_858095_7108905_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on March 31, 2011, 07:20:03 AM
All this talk about weather made me think of when I got out of bed on January 25th 1947 yes 1947 snow was falling and kept on falling none stop  until the beginning of March.
I would get out of my bedroom window onto the snow drifts of twenty feet deep. The Thames froze over. No dead bodies could be buried because the ground was frozen solid, vegetables had to be dug out with jackhammers.
All major roads were impassable no trains ran and ships were unable to bring coal and food in to the ports. Electricity was restricted. Some radio programs were switched off. And I can't remember having one day off school.   
By gum it were bloody nippy.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: memnoch87 on March 31, 2011, 07:51:02 AM
Well the weather in Jiujiang broke yesterday and we have the beginnings of a heat wave....

Some people are sad but I am happy.

 Heat wave= warm chinese girls= short skirts and hot pants.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 09:53:33 AM
Out in here in Southern California, it is going to be in the upper 80's, possibly 90's where I live.  Sunny and hot.  Note to self:  use deodorant.  LOL!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 31, 2011, 11:09:04 AM
Still having Yo-Yo weather around here.  It's suppose to reach 71 today, but right now it's only 49 F.  I've been outdoor with Stormy for a few minutes, not bad, but I prefer warmer.  ;D 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 11:13:34 AM
I kind of like 71 degrees...85 and above is too hot.  One summer day about three years ago it was 112!  Talk about yucky!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on March 31, 2011, 05:06:12 PM
Trev thats a huge few months mate, I would never have survived that one.  :o

Oz today, in my section, beautiful with some whispy clouds, slightly fresh outside, well it looks to be anyway, haven't ventured out yet, coffee first.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 01, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
Fire fly, I was eight years old, it snowed for six weeks, and I thought it was great, we walked through tunnels of snow just to get down the road.
 
I am wishing for heavy rain. Just finished building a front porch and there is a lot of brick dust etc, on the fancy stone path. Rain may help shift it.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 01, 2011, 01:40:11 PM
I am wishing for heavy rain. Just finished building a front porch and there is a lot of brick dust etc, on the fancy stone path. Rain may help shift it.

It never rains if you want it to, Trev.  Never.  I once[1] punctured a pressurised can of 'squirty' cream at the end of my garden, using an air rifle.  The garden looked like the ground underneath a Rookery, lagged in white.  As the sky was full of black thunderclouds I expected it to be washed away. The weather cleared up and stayed bright for several days.  Typical.

The cream contained Brandy, and the cat from next door discovered it...

Here's the tale.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=9447.0

[1]  To be honest, I've done it more than once.  It's one of those party tricks which the mad Uncle is called upon to perform during Summer visits from the clan.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 01, 2011, 04:21:43 PM
Here in Oz, beautiful one day, perfect the next, this week that is.  :D :D

Trev you will get some value out of the front porch, I miss mine.  :(

Gyp is the old pussy still going now mate?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 01, 2011, 05:29:05 PM
Her owner doesn't live next door anymore, but she still comes to visit her son and his wife.  I'll try to remember to ask her next time we see her.

I wouldn't be surprised.  She was one tough little cat, and the last we heard she had settled into being an 'old cat', sitting on the upstairs windowsill in the sun and not moving much, except for calls of nature, food, and occasionally hurtling downstairs like a heat seeking missile when she saw a strange cat in her garden.  She would often be through the cat flap and fighting before the downstairs cat even noticed.  But then he'd be right on her tail as they ganged up on the intruder.  They divided the house between them, apart from the kitchen being a communal dining room.

Kerry had the speed and the downstairs cat had the weight if the intruder chose to stay and make a fight of it.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 01, 2011, 09:59:00 PM
Remember that Yo-Yo weather I memtioned?

Well, today has been a great example.

High temp. topped off at 93 F, breaking the highest recorded temp. of 92 for this day in 1932.   ???
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 02, 2011, 10:44:01 AM
Hi Gyp, just read your pissed up cat story :D :D :D Last Christmas I put some left over cake out for the birds and was a little surprised to see a blackbird fall off the fence, before scuttling under some bushes.
I went out to investigate only to discover it was lying with its wings outstretched breathing with its beak open falling over when it moved. It was drunk on rum/brandy soaked fruit.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: memnoch87 on April 02, 2011, 03:30:11 PM
Grrrr the rain has just started p***ing down in Jiujiang so I hope the train to Nanchang tomorrow will take me away from the worst of it! I have 3 days off and will be annoyed if it rains!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 02, 2011, 03:35:01 PM
Take a deep breath and blow that rain my way Menoch, central Texas needs the rain right now.

One week ago while son #3 and I were out and about a few drop of rain hit the windshield - so few I could have counted them on my fingers and had fingers left over.  :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: memnoch87 on April 02, 2011, 03:36:23 PM
Haha in a few weeks it will be the same here so I should not complain. But  I will!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 05, 2011, 05:11:26 AM
Cricky the weather here has gone from pleasantly warm, to blinking cold in two three days. Dropped from around 20,o to 8,o.
I had that rain I was hopping for Gyp, it came down like stair rods; I stood outside sweeping like mad with a hard broom to shift the brick dust etc. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 05, 2011, 05:52:39 AM
I had that rain I was hopping for Gyp, it came down like stair rods; I stood outside sweeping like mad with a hard broom to shift the brick dust etc.  

What an opportunist ;-)  You must be in league with The Devil to get rain when you want it.

We have a Dove grey sky, and although it's a long way from really cold, hovering around 60 F, there's a raw dampness in the air.  The wind has dropped a bit though, because it woke me up around 4am, howling past the windows and rattling the trees in the garden.

With a bit of luck it will have shaken off and damped dpwn some of tnhe loose pollen which has been giving me grief just recently.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 05, 2011, 06:52:44 AM
I'm in league with something mate.

Have you thought about trying for a job with the met office?

What's been giving you grief? the wind, (I get that sometimes) damp, rattling, (I get that sometimes, when she's sat in the back seat) I suspect it's the pollen, good luck with that.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Solacium on April 05, 2011, 07:04:23 AM
We were going to have a rain/snow mix today (in April!!) but lucked out with rain since it's in the 40s (F). Wheeew.

Spring is taking it's time where I am :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 05, 2011, 07:13:06 AM
Solacium, it's raining like billyow here in Worcestershire, bloody cold too; thinking of putting heating back on.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Solacium on April 05, 2011, 07:20:34 AM
Solacium, it's raining like billyow here in Worcestershire, bloody cold too; thinking of putting heating back on.

Yesterday my roomie asked if I wanted to turn the heat back on. I very stubbornly refused out of denial that it was cold enough to warrant heat.

Not a big fan of rain but at least it's not snow!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 05, 2011, 07:22:58 AM
ha, you sound just south of me, Solacium. i remember you mentioned about 200 miles, but unsure of east or west, but sounds like the same weather
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Solacium on April 05, 2011, 07:45:04 AM
Where are ya? Up in Canada?

And I feel like it's similar weather almost everywhere! No one seems to be able to find spring!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 05, 2011, 08:09:49 AM
up up in canada, well not really up up, though i was there a few times too, but mid way up Ontario :)

Well it is only April, so its not really spring, not really winter, its that change-up-in-between
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Solacium on April 05, 2011, 08:53:54 AM
Technically the first day of spring was weeks ago :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 05, 2011, 09:20:18 AM
We have wonderful blossom cascading over the trees in beautiful crimson, blue's, lemon and pinks.

As you know we Brits are used to having four seasons in one day; it was cold, windy and raining this morning.

Now the sun is shinning and it feels much warmer. Time to paint my porch.
 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: gigidoe on April 05, 2011, 09:56:49 AM
I can see some leafs starting to grow on the trees in front of my apartment, but it it's gray and it's cold over here.  I know this may sound like I'm making it up, but I literally lost my keys right now, which means I won't be able to go out. Yesss! :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on April 05, 2011, 01:27:29 PM
We got loads of pink cherry blossom on the trees here in Holland but the weather is very cold.  It was 24C on Sunday Now it is 8C - how can that be?

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Cyndith on April 05, 2011, 10:06:40 PM
It is supposed to be 91F tomorrow.  I will have to buy sunscreen before I work in the gardens.

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: creatoriat on April 06, 2011, 02:55:53 AM
German/Dutch border - 0700CET A nice cool 10Celcius. Anything above 30 and I am kaputt. 20 is my favourite temperature.

A cold shower every morning wakes me up and prevents me from suffering from colds and flu'.

Water temperature from 1C in winter (great) to 12C in summer (yuch).

Whatever you do, do not grab hold of your trouble and strife afterwards (it will result in a "headache").
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: rik on April 06, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
Rained everyday in March, still raining today, groan ...
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: creatoriat on April 07, 2011, 03:51:00 AM
I'll bet the ducks were happy. :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: rik on April 07, 2011, 11:51:34 AM
I suppose you're talking about the 0 ducks, I guess their happy. ::)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on April 07, 2011, 01:29:15 PM
I don't have my ducks any more.  Lewy got eaten by the fox the other week.  I now have wild ducks.  Marble, Teal, Wheat and Wild Thing.  Wheat is on eggs at the moment somewhere out in the countryside. Marble and Teal come in every night for dinner.  Wild Thing, well he likes to think he can come in when he wants and gobble up all the food when I'm not looking. 


Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on April 07, 2011, 09:21:03 PM
There was a beautiful sunny day and then it rained on the inside for me today. I saw a mentally handicapped adult person in the shopping centre clutching their new childs toy. My own purchasing requirements seemed to suddenly diminish rapidly and have no importance what-so-ever. i left the store with a storm in my heart, pausing at the door and then hurried home with great haste as a huge rain cloud was about to burst inside my head.
 I have great admiration for the gentleman who was escorting the small group. That's a fine job You do, Sir ! Were You looking at me side ways through those dark sun glasses as i stood on the shop door-step trying to hold my inner self together ? There are some things that we, luckily, can recover from and  yet for some their condition is permanent.  I do hope you all enjoyed the sunny day's outing.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: gigidoe on April 08, 2011, 10:26:16 AM
Yeah! The sun is out! :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on April 08, 2011, 07:38:06 PM
There was a beautiful sunny day and then it rained on the inside for me today. I saw a mentally handicapped adult person in the shopping centre clutching their new childs toy. My own purchasing requirements seemed to suddenly diminish rapidly and have no importance what-so-ever. i left the store with a storm in my heart, pausing at the door and then hurried home with great haste as a huge rain cloud was about to burst inside my head.
 I have great admiration for the gentleman who was escorting the small group. That's a fine job You do, Sir ! Were You looking at me side ways through those dark sun glasses as i stood on the shop door-step trying to hold my inner self together ? There are some things that we, luckily, can recover from and  yet for some their condition is permanent.  I do hope you all enjoyed the sunny day's outing.

This made you sad?  It sounds like this was a happy group! I used to work with a similar bunch and outings were always the best :)
Hot in Memphis.  This will likely be the theme for the next 4 to5 months.  At least the mosquitoes aren't awake yet.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 19, 2011, 06:57:44 AM
Ha. We are currently under a 'Winter Storm Warning'

15 cm of snow, mixed with freezing rain. I shall design my snowman before hand to lessen time in its construction. :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 19, 2011, 07:49:47 AM
The sun has got his hat on, yip- yip- yip hurray

Just come in doors for a drink of water, my word it's hot. 8)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 19, 2011, 09:01:13 AM
Hot.  A bit too hot for the old Polar Bear.  My room has hit 75 F, with both windows open.  Thermometer i in the shade.  Stuff in the window is seriously hot to touch.

Wish I hadn't checked the temperature, it feels even hotter now I know.

Time to crack open a Cobra Zero.

I'm not prepared to hack the legs off an old pair of jeans just yet.  But it could happen.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 19, 2011, 11:04:29 AM
It's a beautiful day in Central Texas just now. A bit muggy, but not too hot yet.

So Stormy and I will enjoy it in bits and pieces as the day rolls on and warms up.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Harold on April 19, 2011, 11:54:11 AM
Supposed to be in the mid-to-upper 90's today in the Fort Worth, Texas area!) Daddy likes! Harold
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amanda George on April 19, 2011, 04:07:25 PM
It's been a wonderful day over here today... gorgeously warm, blue sky and fluffy clouds!  I'm seriously considering asking hubby to add soya ice cream to next week's food shopping!  I had a huge wedge of blue cheese for tea that was a bit too strong for me - 5 circles out of 5!  lol  I would have shared it with Steven but he doesn't like blue cheese so I scoffed the lot meself!   ::)  I dread to think what my breath smells like now!  lol   :o
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 19, 2011, 07:15:03 PM
Harold, a bit south of you, it's now 92 F and still very humid.  But I still like it a lot more than the cold of winter.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on April 19, 2011, 08:52:47 PM
I'm with you, Alice.  I couldn't live any farther north.  It's in the 80's here and muggy, but this is as it should be in Memphis in April :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 20, 2011, 07:14:25 AM
Snow, snow and then for the heck of it, more snow. I get flashes of grass every few days when it melts. :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ByronArthurClark on April 20, 2011, 07:15:33 AM
yesterday day it was still hot and sunny. and then today suddenly the first cold and rainy day of the season.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 20, 2011, 08:41:32 AM
While looking out the window at the snow falling, my wife remarked, 'It looks like a giant pillow barfed outside.'

I can't say it any better than that. :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on April 20, 2011, 09:16:53 AM
Glorious here again today - another BBQ tonight. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 20, 2011, 04:37:34 PM
Another perfect Autumn day outside by the looks. Can't wait to enjoy it. Good Friday tomorrow so we may be in for the perfect Easter weekend.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on April 20, 2011, 06:14:00 PM
BIG spring storm last night with straight line winds.  Several 100 year old oaks in my neighborhood toppled, and we spent all night and today without power.  I forget how much I appreciate electricity until we have to do without!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 20, 2011, 06:44:14 PM
'Straight line winds'.  A powerful description.

Gran used to talk about 'lazy winds', usually from the North.  The sort that cuts straight through rather than going around you.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on April 21, 2011, 08:57:56 AM
Gyppo, straight line winds is the term our weathermen use to shake up the locals in Memphis.  Ever since the 2003 storm dubbed Hurricane Elvis blew through the city with winds over 100 mph the term gets our attention.  Wikipedia has a lengthy definition.
Several nearby establishments have specialty drinks named in honor of the storm, but even they don't pack quite the same punch  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 21, 2011, 09:19:59 AM
All this talk about strong winds snow and cold forced me to look out of the window.
Sun has still got it's hat on; a sun hat. temp around 24 o one of the hottest April's since the last time it was this hot.

Having picnic tomorrow in Bluebell woods Wiltshire (UK) it will probably piss down. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Hugh on April 21, 2011, 10:59:16 AM
Warm and sunny here in little old Suffolk. Perfect for a walk by the wood to enjoy the apple blossom (a lot of apple trees grow wild round here free apples later on).

Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Hugh on April 21, 2011, 11:03:20 AM
And the cowslips.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 21, 2011, 08:09:58 PM
A glorious Good Friday here in Oz, 23'C and just perfect to kick back and fire up the barbie and throw on a prawn or two, pull the lid off a bevvie and ahhhhh, lifes great.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 21, 2011, 08:26:25 PM
The May Blossom on the trees around here came early this year and is now turning brown and falling like snow in even the gentlest of breezes.  It was like a mini blizzard in the garden earlier today, and when we got around to the shops Mum's hair looked as if she'd been sprinkled with pink and white confetti at a wedding.  Seems mine did too, but I couldn't see that.

The mysterious 'Green Man' who hangs a May Day votive offering on our door overnight to welcome in the Summer is going to have his work cut out finding finding the right kind of blossoms.  It may consist mostly of bluebells, wild chives (nice white flowers with an onion stink, purple lilac, and 'that orange stuff from down the road'.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 22, 2011, 04:17:34 AM
Dark
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 22, 2011, 04:25:45 AM
 :D :D :D

Stick your toe out and see what it tells you Silt.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 22, 2011, 04:26:47 AM
Screw that, lil-glo, remember it's dark...and a bit scary. Ain't no toe of mine going anywhere near that darkness.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 22, 2011, 04:38:17 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on April 22, 2011, 06:15:25 AM
Wonderful weather 25C.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Frogg on April 22, 2011, 08:24:20 AM
Sun, sun, sun, shiny shiny, shiny.

Yum.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 22, 2011, 09:30:40 AM
A balmy 2 degrees. Anything above freezing is fine with me. There is rain in the forecast, though my experience in the weather field gives me reason to doubt the amounts predicted.

I shall build a raft...nothing too fancy, no second deck, or hot-tub attachment, but a simple raft...just in case. :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 22, 2011, 10:39:31 AM
74 F at the moment - a sky that is clear and bright one moment and dimmed by float-by clouds the next. Most of the wind must be cloud high though because there is little evidence of it at ground level.

Predicted to get up to 94 F later today, and I believe it.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: ma100 on April 22, 2011, 10:54:20 AM
25c it's reached here and every fly in the world has decided to descend on my veg patch. >:(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on April 22, 2011, 11:35:11 AM
Glorious again. ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Frogg on April 22, 2011, 01:33:20 PM
The sun disappeared so suddenly and was replaced by torrential downpour and thunder within seconds.

Naturally, I was on the beach and stayed put during the storm... my favourite kind of weather.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 23, 2011, 12:02:19 AM
About the same as Ma. Hey mate, we have the same weather at the same time, amazing.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 23, 2011, 04:36:15 AM
Too bloody hot for me.  But a nice clear day for photographing Royal Mail's doomed bicycles.   See, even a cloudless day has a silver lining ;-)

If the weather holds tomorrow Sis and I are dragging Mum out to the local woodland, where we will sit under the shade of some lofty Scot's Pines and enjoy a birthday picnic whilst gazing over what used to be a cow field, was then a golf course and a 'bunny harvesting place' for many years, and has recently been allowed to 'return to nature'.  No doubt much reminiscence will take place ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 23, 2011, 11:32:11 AM
It's a lovely day here and at 74 F and a light breeze, Perfect. Makes me wish I could let Stormy off his leash to run like I know he wants to, but that will have to wait until I'm more confident that he and the two dogs in the back yard have become good friends. That time will come, just not yet.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 23, 2011, 06:42:48 PM
Maximum here today should be 24'C they tell me. Bit cloudy but I am hoping it holds out until after the Easter egg hunt in a couple of hours. Kids are excited, the dogs won't be when I tie them up, they just loooove Eater eggs, even spit out the wrapping.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 26, 2011, 05:26:50 AM
Weathers a bit naff today, over past two days temperature has dropped and now overcast, wife put the heating back on this morning; nice and warm getting out of the shower.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 26, 2011, 01:06:58 PM
Thin overcast today, translucent, like a thin white watercolour wash muting the blue but not defeating it.  Pleasantly cool breeze.  I can live with this, and the little birds in the garden seem to love it.  Courting weather for some of them ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 01:26:14 PM
Rain, rain, rain and then more rain. Even the puddles are cringing.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on April 26, 2011, 01:26:41 PM
God turned on the solar source (sauce ?)  the past few days ! Wheee heeee, spring is here.  But the sea was ****ing cold.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on April 26, 2011, 06:09:11 PM
Another beautiful Autumn day. Bit of cloud and I needed blankets last night. Jack Frost is waiting in the wings, time to hitch up and head North me thinks.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on April 27, 2011, 04:52:20 AM
The leaden sky moving in from the east, is slowly overtaking silk blue sky to the west, becoming overcast.
Temperature down slightly from two days ago.
Birds feeding, mating and shitting over the car.
Not poetically described as Gyppo put it.   
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 09:08:43 AM
As Ollie would say on Family Guy, when asked about the weather. "It's gonna rain!"

And it hasn't stopped yet. A lot of basements were floating boxes and stray toys.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 28, 2011, 10:57:21 AM
Dry as an old bone. We could really use some of the rain Silt doesn't seem to feel they need.

Other than the lack of rain, my day is beautiful outside. When Stormy and I stepped out earlier, the breeze was really just that, a breeze and not the stronger winds with 'occasional' gusts.

I love mornings like this; blue sky uncluttered by even the wispiest of cloud tracks, a faint hint in the air, just enough to remind me it came from else where and is only passing through.

Several different bird songs fill my ears and somehow, despite the wide variety, they still have a harmony that pleases the senses.

A morning to story safely away until a row of less favorable sunups occur. Then take this morning out to relish and enjoy once again.  
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 07:30:12 AM
Light snow - I've said enough :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2011, 07:41:56 AM
Sunny, but with a cool enough breeze to keep it comfortable.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on April 29, 2011, 08:07:11 AM
Sun sun Sun

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 12:21:50 PM
I see blue with patches of white. :) Finally a nice day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on May 02, 2011, 08:09:37 AM
Sunny but very windy over Bill's mothers
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on May 02, 2011, 08:27:06 AM
Looks like a dirty sheet hanging in the sky.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on May 02, 2011, 08:54:12 AM

What dirty sheet? :-\
Damn, I forgot to get the washing in.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2011, 01:41:50 PM
Thin overcast all day.  Cool breeze.  Comfortable.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amanda George on May 03, 2011, 08:47:35 AM
It's a gorgeous day out there... warm, sunny, blue sky, gentle breeze... what more could I want! (cue rain!  lol)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 03, 2011, 10:05:50 AM
Extreme Yo-Yo weather recently. Day before yesterday we matched a High temp. for the day that was set somewhere around 50 years ago.  Yesterday we set a Low record for the day's recorded temp.

Which means I've also been playing back and forth between turning the fan on or off and doing the same with the heat.  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on May 04, 2011, 08:05:11 AM
Sunny :) enough said.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 04, 2011, 08:46:22 AM
Hot.  But with a pleasant breeze to take the bite out of it.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 04, 2011, 12:28:58 PM
Warmer than yesterday I'm happy to say. It simply isn't suppose to get down to 40 F in May around here. Today it's suppose to warm up, somewhere in the 70s. But at the moment my feet are still a bit on the cool side.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on May 04, 2011, 05:59:56 PM
Sun today. It's only happened two other days in the past month. Cool though. In the high 50s. I've had enough. Ready for the real spring to arrive.  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: trev on May 05, 2011, 04:40:55 AM
If this hot weather keeps up I am thinking of taking drastic action by removing the vest, it usually comes off five days in August.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on May 06, 2011, 12:13:18 PM
depressingly grey
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Zand on May 06, 2011, 01:49:06 PM
Suprisely warm with an almost clear blue sky for an English May.

Beginning to think global warmings not so bad after all :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 06, 2011, 05:03:46 PM
No global warming on this side of the globe mate, almost a frost and its only Autumn.  :o :o

I may need a jacket on today but its beautiful and clear out there.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 06, 2011, 06:20:51 PM
We have rain and thunder this evening.  The lightning is far enough away that I can't see any signs of it, but the thunder is damned loud.  Really long rolling rumbles rather than the sharp cracks you sometimes get when the lightning is very close.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 06, 2011, 06:23:33 PM
Gyp when we have thunderstorms like that my door bell rings first than the lightning than the thunder. Spooky as. When it first happened, we would go to answer the door, no one there then one hell of a thunder clap sure moved us back inside.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on May 09, 2011, 08:56:27 AM
Sunny with a big blue sky :)
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Post by: 510bhan on May 09, 2011, 08:58:47 AM
Breezy, blue between the scudding clouds . . . rain threatening.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2011, 09:07:53 AM
Patchy overcast with three distinct layers of cloud.  Low black, middle grey, and high fluffy white cirrus.

Sizeable gaps in the cloud, creating definite and occasionally dramatic cloud canyons though which the sun is streaming. 

Hot in the sheltered 'suntrap corners', but the breeze had a bite to it when I ventured out shirtless to top up the bird feeders.

Cloud pattern was the same last night, quietly spectacular in the moonlight even with only half a moon.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 09, 2011, 11:43:17 AM
Nice, comfortable temp. right now makes it possible to forget the heat that I know will be along later in the day.

Still no sign of the rain we need.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Michael Edits on May 09, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
It is so swelteringly hot that I'm glad I learned where and how to buy electrolytes this week. I still bicycle everywhere, and everybody can smell me coming.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 09, 2011, 05:16:49 PM
Cold, overcast and looking rather miserable outside. I will need a jacket for sure.  ???
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2011, 05:25:44 PM
!0:20 pm.  Not a star in sight, so the cloud cover must be damned near 100%.  I've just had to shut the window.  Not because if the temperature but to stop the moths coming in.  Which means the 'Bat Diner' is now open for business again.  Just little moths (aperitifs?) on the menu at the moment, the bigger 'main course' ones tend to come out later at night.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: 510bhan on May 09, 2011, 05:27:22 PM
Most exciting 'son et lumiere' show in a while - a total spectacular!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2011, 05:43:36 PM
You have a real thunderstorm?  You lucky sod ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 09, 2011, 06:31:38 PM
I want a real thunderstorm too. Preferable one that dumps a couple of inches of that wet stuff on us.

Unfortunately I was right in expecting the temp. to rise. We've set a new record for high temp. for this day in our history. 99 F - that's 10 degrees higher than our average for this day.

Oh well, at least my hands and feet aren't freezing.  8)
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Post by: 510bhan on May 09, 2011, 09:20:31 PM
You have a real thunderstorm?  You lucky sod ;-)

And possibly more forecast as the pelting rain moves over later in the week too. ;D It was great and the rain stopped after the show - not like the boring grey days where it seems to be wet all day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 12, 2011, 10:55:43 AM
It's raining Cats and Dogs!!!

If I were able, I would be doing a dance to celebrate.  ;D    ;D    ;D

There is even hail, sparse and tiny right here, but some places are reporting Quarter size hail stones. Unusual for this time of year.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 12, 2011, 04:05:55 PM
If I were able, I would be doing a dance to celebrate.  ;D    ;D    ;D

As Suzi Quatro said when she discovered the reason my sister wasn't on her feet dancing at a concert - she'd had a Caesarean only five days earlier - "Just sit there and wriggle what you can, Sister."  And then launched into Devilgate Drive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvVr8oqkFqo

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Amulius on May 16, 2011, 10:33:48 PM
There's no real telling what the weather's gonna do down here. A week from yesterday, it was in the 80's, stayed that way almost all week, and then yesterday morning, it was windy and cold. I had to wear a jacket to church. But that's just the way it is here... the weather never gets boring, that's for sure!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Cyndith on May 19, 2011, 10:08:54 AM
It's been overcast for the past two days with no promise of rain for our barren fields.  Puffy, gray clouds only taunt us, deprive us.  I'm angry at the torturous bastards.  Today I will draw my curtains tight instead of staring outside and mumbling prayers for relief.  In my splashy kitchen, I will prepare jazzy Jambalaya and sip wet wine.  Then I promise to settle in after my impromptu feast and dream of a deluge -- an unrelenting, cloudy supply for several days, which washes the dusty senses, intoxicates the fields and banishes the pain.

That's my comment on the weather here, but I think my drama might become the first line of a new short story ;D

I do wish it would rain though!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 19, 2011, 10:24:13 AM
Sunny.  Windy enough to be pleasantly cool.

Went out to work in the garden, found I couldn't reach the bit of hedge I wanted to trim without clearing a lot more first, or developing six foot long legs, so said "Sod it!" and went back indoors.  I may tackle it from the other side when the contractors knock off for the day and aren't thundering up and down the service road where I'll need to stand.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on May 19, 2011, 12:12:48 PM
Rain for the past week.  :-\  It's supposed to be 'partly cloudy' tomorrow, with more rain for the weekend.

Wish I could send some to Cyndith. We've had enough for a while.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 19, 2011, 12:23:05 PM
We had rain...  For about ten minutes in the early afternoon.  Quite heavy, big splashy drops slanting in on the wind from a dense bank of black cloud well off to one side.  It was quite surreal because we still had bright sunshine beating down from above and the rain coming in at an angle.  At no point did the cloud's shadow fall on our street.

The rain darkened the pavements, and then evaporated quite quickly.

Only the contractor's raw dirt piles still show any signs of the moisture, still being dark brown rather than the sun-bleached semi-grey they've become over the last few weeks.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: megansara on May 20, 2011, 05:45:27 AM
I am in Spain, it is a little windy today here but fairly warm. The days now are getting warmer and the sea is also warming up but still too cold for me!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on May 20, 2011, 06:00:12 AM
Sun sun sun today.  Must do gardening this avo.  Got a new thingy with a roller to kill the weeds.  Long tube you fill up with weedkiller and roll the weeds with it.  Spongy thingy on the end.  Saves weedkiller by not losing spray and is safer. 

Never seen this before, new product in Holland.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Silt on May 20, 2011, 06:03:26 AM
It is raining, but at least this time I don't have to work. :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 01, 2011, 05:52:41 AM
First day of winter here today in Oz and this is the warmest day in ages I might add.  :P

Gunna be a rather serious winter this year me thinks.  :o
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2011, 05:58:21 AM
Sunny and cool, with a whisper of a breeze.  probably about 1/4 cloud cover, white fluffy stuff, with a few streaks of high-flying wind-shredded cirrus.
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Post by: McWawa on June 01, 2011, 06:25:34 AM
The heat is so intense that roads are melting and vehicles are sinking into the black stuff, trees and bushes are skeletons of their former selves, all soil has turned to sand, the air burns the lungs on every breath and someone's put a lock on the refrigerator door !
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 01, 2011, 06:53:55 AM
You in Oz Yel?  ::)
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Post by: NiteWriter07 on June 01, 2011, 08:00:35 AM
Well I thought the weather here was bad but we sadly without any locked refrigerators  :-\
I have a friend who lives in England and we've been joking about how much mire it's been raining here lately. I guess this is Spring's revenge on the melting snow from winter  ???
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on June 02, 2011, 03:20:05 AM
You in Oz Yel?  ::)

This is all fiction, just came into my head while pondering the accuracy of on line weather forecasts ( google ad boards ?).

edit : It's 09.20 in the morning and stars are as bright as ever; read all about it in the Sun ! !
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Post by: 510bhan on June 03, 2011, 06:28:53 AM
Glorious here again - bright, warm [not mental temps]
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 03, 2011, 07:24:37 AM
Sunny.  Getting hotter.  Just a few wisps of cirrus cloud, but I had to search the horizons to find them.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 03, 2011, 05:38:10 PM
Beautiful clear winters morning, birds singing, heater blaring, too early to walk outside yet.  :D
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Post by: herron on June 03, 2011, 05:41:29 PM
Nice at home. Hot as Hades here in south Florida.  :'(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on June 04, 2011, 05:53:16 AM
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND AND I AM SHOUTING ABOUT IT!    I lost more weight today. 

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on June 04, 2011, 09:09:34 AM
Too bloody hot.  The Polar Bear is getting fractious.
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Post by: 510bhan on June 04, 2011, 09:18:33 AM
Overcast--but pleasant
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 08, 2011, 07:00:14 PM
Its 6.5' but feels like 2.3' with this wind.  ???

I hope you summeries realise that its close to blizzard conditions here in Oz, brrrrr.

Come on July where we get to head North for the winter.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2011, 07:14:59 PM
Wet.  It's been raining off and on all day, mostly on.  No wind to lash it around, so mostly just straight down into the garden. 

Which means everything is growing like hell.  I may have to resort to a powered hedge trimmer.  My son-in-law offered a few weeks ago, poor fool.  I'd like to 'savage' the bit which faces the path, especially the bloody rhododendron  - which I hate with a passion - but leave the inner curtains of green hanging down because they help to deter the hawks from swooping down to eat the little songbirds.

The dangling bits reduce the clear area the hawks need to fly away with their prey.

Mum wants some of the height taken off as well, but I feel that can wait until September when it starts to die back a bit anyway.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: WordBird on June 08, 2011, 07:25:48 PM
Hot and Humid. We are breaking records like crazy around here. Over 95 deg F with humidity so bad you can slice it with a knife.....(figuratively speaking, of course).
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 08, 2011, 07:27:28 PM
We have a powered hedge trimmer Gyp, does a brilliant job and it doesn't hurt the plants, gives them a boost I think. Looks so much neater and I make him use a string line out the front to have the murraya hedge a bit tidy and uniform. ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2011, 07:33:45 PM
If I can definitely trace the roots of the rhododendron I'll bang some copper nails into it.  That might kill the irritating bugger without damaging the other things around it.

I've no idea where it came from.  Probably some bird-borne seed wrapped in bird poo.  No-one nearby has a rhody hedge, so I doubt if it just drifted in on the wind.

Damn thing.  I don't like the sticky leaves.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 08, 2011, 07:35:45 PM
It's 4:30 in the afternoon, and the temp has finally dropped to 91 degrees (Fahrenheit).

Skip
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on June 08, 2011, 10:12:21 PM
Hot and humid.  After a bitter, snowy winter and a spring that was sodden and cold I thought I would enjoy the hot weather. What was I thinking?
 ::) :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 09, 2011, 05:35:32 AM
Cool.  Mid-grey overcast.  One large white cloud so neatly squared off it looks man-made.  Like a cube of marshmallow.

Perhaps it's escaped from the Candy Planet thread.  If it doesn't bugger off soon, or morph into a more interesting shape i shall impale it on a stick and toast it over an open fire.

[Gyppo ducks to avoid a fusillade of fire from a group of illiterate par-military types who don't appreciate that in order to be a command 'open fire' needs capitalisation.  Bloody morons.  Clearly members of the Dead Thread Resurrection Jihad.]
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Post by: herron on June 09, 2011, 11:00:34 AM
Much cooler than yesterday. Really strong winds during the night. Will be cleaning up broken branches and tree limbs for a while. Found the wicker settee from my front porch in the neighbor's yard.
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Post by: WordBird on June 09, 2011, 03:49:37 PM
Even hotter and more humid than yesterday.   :(
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Post by: herron on June 09, 2011, 07:10:22 PM
Pleasant right now, but very cloudy. We may finally get the rain they've been predicting for a week. Got all the twigs, leaves and branches cleaned up ... except for one. It's almost as big around as my leg and hard to lift. Will need to get out a bigger saw.  Tomorrow.  ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 09, 2011, 07:25:04 PM
Glorious winters day, sun shining, cold colding, me inside.....perfect.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2011, 08:29:43 AM
About 80% overcast.  Nearly every kind of cloud imaginable except for the big black thunderheads, all at different levels  Wispy cirrus being shredded by the wind at the top, and big fluffy white 'sky sheep' clouds at the lower levels.

Warm, with enough breeze to stop it being muggy.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 03:39:09 AM
A soft very gentle rain this morning.  Enough to moisten the leaves on the tress without moving them, until the weight of moisure is enough to make the individual leaf droop, thus gathering the the water inrto a single large clear drop hanging from the tip.  Some of these drops grew quite large before achieving enough weight to drop free, allowing the leaf to spring back up and start the whole cycle all over again.

Watching these sparkly drops grow it is a great time-waster ;-)  

The little birds are singing their heads off, and digging up waterlogged worms with great enthusiasm.

The sky is uniformly grey, but it's a light off-white grey rather than gloomy.

I feel no raging desire to go outside, but it's not wet enough to deter me if the mood suddenly strikes.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2011, 08:28:13 AM
Cold, rainy, windy, nipple crippling in fact.  :o

Still heading North at the end of the month to seek the sunshine but they are saying its only 23'C in the day and freezing at night, can't win this year.  ???
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Post by: ma100 on June 12, 2011, 08:53:55 AM
Rainy and windy, but not cold. Fresh.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 12, 2011, 10:21:53 AM
We've been experiencing hot and dry weather so continually, that I quit mentioning it.

The TV weather men have had to really stretch it, trying to find a different way to say the same thing they've been saying for days.

I don't mind the heat, prefer it to cold weather anytime I can get it. The lack of rain is something else again. All of our area lake levels are way down and as a result, they have once again put a 'rolling water rationing plan' in place. That means, you are only suppose to water your yard on certain days and those days are linked to the last numbers in your zip code.

So, anyone receiving more rain that you need or want, send it my way, everyone around here would be more than happy to receive it.  ;)     
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 11:36:49 AM
...but they are saying its only 23'C in the day and freezing at night

That's shirtsleeve weather ;-)  I thought you convicts were supposed to be tough.  But you definitely win when it comes to 'lizard weather'.

You know I was quite cheerful about the rain earlier on, but it's got heavier, the sky is darker, the wind is rattling my blinds, and it's beginning to piss me off.  It's as dark now as it has been at 9pm just recently.

IfIi didn't have a psychological need to see my trees bobbing around in the wind I'd shut the blinds, turn on the light - oh, it's already on -  and pretend the world wasn't there.

Flaming June?  What Flaming Bollocks!

I'll swear the grass around my daughter's Mini is visibly growing by the hour ;-)  But the red rose which grows up through our front hedge is just loving all this moisture.

Gyppo
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Post by: 510bhan on June 12, 2011, 01:29:44 PM
'Orrible -- after a promiing start. Cold, breezy, showery . . . not June weather at all.
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Post by: Silt on June 12, 2011, 01:37:39 PM
It's raining rocks, or so seems.
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Post by: Albatross on June 12, 2011, 04:44:32 PM
rainy, cold and gloomy :(
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 04:48:34 PM
Mum mentioned that the bees in the loft weren't flying today.  It seems bees don't like rain.  When you compare the size of a bee to a raindrop it would be like us being hit by something weighing about quarter of our bodyweight.  Also they need the sun to navigate, ans we've not seen that particular glowing orb all day long.  Not even a general lightening of the sky beyond the clouds.  So for the bees the world outside the hive today would be a directionless void, a bit like driving at night with your lights off and no sat nav.

So the poor little buggers are all doing inside work today and probably getting snappy with each other due to the overcrowding.

I don't think I'll go into the loft to check, just in case they decide to take it out on me ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2011, 05:59:54 PM
Alice, the lake that is my backyard at present, could water your garden for the rest of your summer mate.  :D Its not raining right now but promising to at some stage today. The weather man says we will get 100ml tomorrow and Wednesday, thats not a good thing, we will float away. They built a block of units next door, made them raise the block by 1 metre so surprise, surprise, guess where the water goes.  >:(

Gyp up North, the days all year round are 33', very rarely varies, its only the humidity that changes. A 5' drop in temperature sends them scurrying for a jumper but this dramatic drop, poor buggars think they're in London mate.  ;)

Amazing stuff about the bees, I have never noticed that but I will watch mine from now on.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on June 13, 2011, 03:27:42 PM
Dry, warm(ish), plenty of cloud but with blue gaps.  I may take a stroll to the local supermarket, because I could do with a couple more reams of paper.  I usually have at least one spare ream kicking around, but I broke into it the other day when printing out a couple of sizeable e-books and I'm down to about my last hundred sheets.  I get nervous when I don't have enough paper around  ;-)

I remember the days when I bought twenty reams at a time to get a discount. 

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on June 13, 2011, 04:47:16 PM
Still raining, hasn't stopped for days now, my car will float down the road soon, the gutters are so full.  ???
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Post by: herron on June 13, 2011, 09:00:56 PM
Finally, a beautiful, dry, sunny day in the 70s.  :)

Stuck inside all day.  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on June 14, 2011, 06:08:00 AM
Finally, a beautiful, dry, sunny day in the 70s.  :)

Stuck inside all day.  :'(

Life's like that ;-)  Not always, but often enough to feel like a pattern.

Sunny here, more blue than cloud, with only the merest hint of a breeze.

The little birds are emptyng the feeder at an astonishing rate.  Possibly catching up for the wet days when they hid in the hedge and only grabbed a mouthful when they were desperate.  At this rate they'll finish the bag of corn before I can get any more.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on June 16, 2011, 06:25:20 AM
Rain has eased, still cold and a lot of water around this area.

The Other Half had a slight mishap with the truck up north though, it kinda sunk, I will get some mileage outa that little faux pas.  ::)
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Post by: Silt on June 16, 2011, 06:57:18 AM
It is going to be stinking-hot, I think the stinky part refers to others' armpits...perhaps mine at the end. :(

The wife and kids have announced it will be a mental-health day and go to the beach. I'll be playing in concrete again. Oh yay.
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Post by: Lin on June 16, 2011, 07:03:09 AM
R A P with a Capital C.

Mind you we need all this rain after four months of dry spell.  At last my lawn looks green instead of yellow. 

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on June 16, 2011, 07:59:28 AM
A dry break amongst the clouds and rain.  I must make the most of it and go out.
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Post by: herron on June 16, 2011, 10:25:00 AM
Raining.  Again.   :P
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Post by: fire-fly on June 16, 2011, 09:30:22 PM
Sunny so far and warm. Perfect really.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2011, 05:21:48 AM
Dry but overcast.

Yesterday was amazing.  Every time I went into a shop or got on a bus it rained.  Every time I stepped outside it stopped again.  Usually it works the other way around.

By the time I got homeIi was starting to feel like a rain god.

Gyppo
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Post by: Teddy Bear on June 20, 2011, 07:36:55 AM
A "deep depression" has formed in the South Pacific yesterday, likely to turn into a "topical storm," as it whirls its way 20km/hr towards me,,,,, looking out my 11th-Floor window here, in Taiwan,,,, Wow, to tell you the truth, I can't wait for the coming downpour!!!
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Post by: Gyppo on June 20, 2011, 12:26:56 PM
Grey, wet, and bloody miserable.  Which doesn't help if your physically feeling a bit 'down' as well.  The light's just been the same dull grey all bloody day.  But I must go out and top up the bird feeder so the poor little fellows can 'fuel up' to see them through the distinctly unpromising night.

Think I'll fling the windows open for a while seeing as it's not raining right this second.  'Change the air' while I'm feeding the birds.

Gyppo
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Post by: herron on June 20, 2011, 04:14:32 PM
Humid, with more rain coming, predicted for the whole week.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on June 20, 2011, 05:26:38 PM
Vastly improved now it's dark.  Still raining, still cloudy blotting out any signs of stars or moon, but I can't see that damned soul-eroding grey anymore.  And the rain is keeping the moths at home, which stops them flying through my still open window.  All my Hippy 'twirly things hanging in one corner of the ceiling are dancing in the breeze.

Three hours ago I wouldn't have believed I could ever feel so cheerful today.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on June 20, 2011, 06:07:14 PM
Sunny, bit of wind causing a nip in the air but a glorious day thus far.  :D
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Post by: organizedbygrace on June 20, 2011, 08:33:29 PM
Hot, brutally hot, humid and it's only June. It has rained all around my neighborhood, failing to rain on us!! One-hundred and twenty-days til fall. Ft. Myers, Fl. between Tampa and Naples.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 21, 2011, 07:32:09 AM
Grey overcast, but a light grey i can live with.  Coolish, but I still have both windows open.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 21, 2011, 07:33:57 AM
Rain, wind, trees down and now they say snow?? I don't think I do snow.  ???
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 21, 2011, 08:42:48 AM
Rain, wind, trees down and now they say snow?? I don't think I do snow.  ???

Time to visit me FF. No rain, definitely no snow, but plenty of heat.

We've been busy breaking all kind of records for the earlier than usual number of triple digit high temps. so far.

Maybe you could manage to get a little of that rain to follow you here.  ???
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 24, 2011, 09:32:49 AM
Remember Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam? That's my weather report.
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Post by: Silt on June 24, 2011, 09:35:22 AM
Without a hint of sun.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 24, 2011, 09:49:22 AM
Dry, but with few other redeeming features. 
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Post by: herron on June 24, 2011, 10:02:12 AM
Wet.  Rain for the fifth day in a row.  :-\
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Post by: Buckskinjeff on June 24, 2011, 03:10:22 PM
overcast and dreary looking. Mid 60's
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Post by: Gyppo on June 24, 2011, 06:51:24 PM
The rain came back in with nightfall.  I actually felt cold for the first time in ages.  It must be an English Summer ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 24, 2011, 07:40:38 PM
Cold and windy but lovely in the sun.

Escaping in two days and counting.  :D :D
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Post by: McWawa on June 24, 2011, 08:49:08 PM
Due to the inability of sun light to pass around corners without reflection, it's dark out side.
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Post by: herron on July 05, 2011, 01:13:19 PM
Hot and muggy today, yesterday, and the day before.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on July 05, 2011, 04:46:10 PM
Soggy ;-)
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Post by: SilverArrow on July 06, 2011, 02:46:54 AM
It has been terrible today, very low pressure so my legs went weird and I couldn't walk. Then again I got to stay in bed all day and didn't have to work.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 06, 2011, 03:18:57 AM
Bright overcast so far.  Heaps of cloud in all shades from fluffy white to black thunderhead, but enough gaps for the sun to get through.  Warm enough to have noth windows open without feeling the need for a shirt.  Probably won't bother with that until I need to go to the Post Office later this morning.  Decisions, decisions...

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on July 06, 2011, 06:27:32 AM
Northern Territory, 30'C, as it should be. No cold, no chill, no wind, ahhhhhhhhh.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Silt on July 06, 2011, 06:29:37 AM
Hi, lil glo :)

You all having fun vacationing?

oh, as for weather, it's deciding whether to rain or not.
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Post by: fire-fly on July 06, 2011, 06:36:37 AM
Hi honey,

Having a ball, no cold weather, I'm smiling.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on July 06, 2011, 03:38:24 PM
It's gone cold, grey, and wet.  I had to put the lights on at 8pm ;-(
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Post by: Laura H on July 07, 2011, 09:15:06 AM
I had to chop my way to work with a machete this morning, the air was so thick.  The weatherman forecast temps near 95 and humid!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 08, 2011, 04:20:09 AM
Grey and miserable.  A proper English Summer ;-)

I've a feeling it may improve, but right now the wind is blowing all the leaves backwards, which is usually a sign of more rain to come.

Gyppo
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Post by: Butterfly21 on July 08, 2011, 04:22:23 AM
Sunny, but freezing.  :D
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Post by: Butterfly21 on July 08, 2011, 04:22:52 AM
I had to chop my way to work with a machete this morning, the air was so thick.  The weatherman forecast temps near 95 and humid!


 :D
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Post by: fire-fly on July 08, 2011, 05:06:01 AM
31'C in Darwin with a strong wind, which takes the bite outa the heat.  :D

Beats the cold I can tell you.  :P
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Post by: herron on July 08, 2011, 11:33:13 AM
Nice and sunny.  Warm today.  Expecting hot by Sunday.  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on July 08, 2011, 02:05:52 PM
The sun finally came out.  Cloudy and bright, one of those turbulent days wih fitful winds and thw trees lashing about.  A day for feeling restless ;-)
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Post by: Laura H on July 08, 2011, 03:17:35 PM
Nice and sunny.  Warm today.  Expecting hot by Sunday.  :P

Hmmm.  I guess you're talking Michigan hot, not Memphis hot?  That's kinda like the difference between a banana pepper and a habanero  :D
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Post by: herron on July 08, 2011, 05:01:43 PM
Hmmm.  I guess you're talking Michigan hot, not Memphis hot?  That's kinda like the difference between a banana pepper and a habanero  :D
I was born in Tennessee and have two grown sons who live in southern Florida, so I understand hot. Michigan still gets hot. 90+ with high humidity is hot, no matter where you are.  ::) ;)
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Post by: Andrewf on July 08, 2011, 05:09:14 PM
Thunder, Lightning and lots of heavy rain!


Ok, who asked Thor to visit?
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Post by: Gyppo on July 08, 2011, 05:43:01 PM
Thor's always been a gatecrasher.  Rarely invited ;-)
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Post by: Laura H on July 08, 2011, 09:36:10 PM
I was born in Tennessee and have two grown sons who live in southern Florida, so I understand hot. Michigan still gets hot. 90+ with high humidity is hot, no matter where you are.  ::) ;)

HERRON!  You're a southern boy?? Do tell!
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Post by: herron on July 08, 2011, 10:58:12 PM
HERRON!  You're a southern boy?? Do tell!

Sho nuff.  Born in Cookeville, Tennessee.  ;) ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 09, 2011, 08:53:47 AM
Muggy.  It feels as if I'm wearing an adult sized Baby-Gro made from thick woollen blanket.  If I had the house to myself I'd probably be lounging around naked, or as near as damnit.   Which is not a pretty thought, so don't think it. 

Gyppo (With both windows open and about to flake out on his bed and pant like a damned dog.)
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Post by: herron on July 09, 2011, 11:39:10 AM
Hot again today. 90 right now and it's not even noon..  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on July 09, 2011, 12:19:53 PM
Thermometer still showing 75 F with both windows open, but the mugginess has gone.  Feels a bit more civilised now.  Jeans are back on, but in serious danger of becoming cut-offs if this keeps up.
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Post by: 510bhan on July 09, 2011, 01:06:55 PM
Pleasant . . . which in relative terms here means bloody awesome [dry!]. Only slightly overcast and if I could be bothered might be worth a run up to the coast this evening to watch the waves.
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Post by: WordBird on July 09, 2011, 02:08:51 PM
Hot but at least dry. 90 in the shade, but the rain yesterday lowered the humidity. Don't get me wrong, I love rain and such. But the humidity in the MidWest is unbearable at times. I think I shall mow the field shortly.
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Post by: Laura H on July 12, 2011, 06:41:41 PM
I'm too hot to complain  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on July 12, 2011, 06:55:12 PM
Five to midnight and it's still warm.  I had to shut the windows to keep the Moths out, which means The Bat Diner is open, with a nice variety of snacks and larger main courses on display.  But so far, no customers.

However, I've seen Mr Bat and his Ladyfriend snacking around the street lights though, so perhaps it's also a romantic evening and he's seducing her with good food and the softer yellow ambience of the lamps as opposed to the stark efficient glare of the canteen lighting.

Once my light goes off the windows are opening again.

I've not worn my shirt all all day.

Gyppo
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Post by: SilverArrow on July 13, 2011, 03:54:18 AM
wooo, thunderstorms VERY close to our place. Only counted three seconds between lightening and thunder. -.-
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Post by: Vienna on July 13, 2011, 04:42:16 AM
well here in Vienna Austria we are supposed to be getting ready for the hottest day of the summer and up to 37...........
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Post by: megansara on July 13, 2011, 06:00:40 AM
I'm in Spain and we are HOT! Also very humid so a little unpleasant.
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Post by: Lin on July 13, 2011, 06:45:58 AM
Well have I got news for you - Its raining cats and dogs as they like to say in Holland.  Dull, damp and gloomy.

Lin x
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on July 13, 2011, 04:53:19 PM
We usually have fairly mild weather here in Gloucester, MA. It's been pretty hot the last 2 days but it just started raining now.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 13, 2011, 06:56:41 PM
Hot, hotter and and hottest in central Texas.

The high predicted today was 103 F but think it's only 102 F at the moment.

Wish we had some rain despite the fact most of it might disappear in steam. We're way behind on our rainfall and I would welcome any at all right now.
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Post by: Lin on July 14, 2011, 03:24:22 AM
Weather very warm and crap!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 16, 2011, 05:03:14 AM
Chucking it down.

I was going to trim the hedge along the shared front path, seeing as the lady next door asked me nicely.

Her son would just lop a few bits off and throw them into my garden as a 'silent grumble'.  Why he can't just ask outright like his Mum I don't know.  I'm not that scary.  Well, not normally.  Maybe it's a 'bloke thing' in that we expect the other man to know what we're thinking, and we don't like asking favours of another man?  Whereas women are used to having to ask, so it doesn't bother them so much.

I was planning to get out there early, while it was still cool.  But with all the clouds it never really got light until about nine, so my usual silent alarm didn't wake me.

I'll have a go once it dries up a bit.  Whack the hedge with a stick a few times to shake off the worst of the moisture, and then start trimming  If it doesn't stop raining, then tomorrow will have to do. 
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Post by: megansara on July 16, 2011, 06:22:10 AM
I have a tree thing that grows right outside my front door. Every so often I hack it away, but still it grows faster than I care to hack especially now that we are up over 100 degrees. Maybe it wants to come in out of the heat?!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 16, 2011, 06:42:31 AM
Can you blame it?  ;-)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 16, 2011, 01:43:51 PM
I have a tree thing that grows right outside my front door. Every so often I hack it away, but still it grows faster than I care to hack especially now that we are up over 100 degrees. Maybe it wants to come in out of the heat?!

The next time you lop it off, drill a hole in what is left and fill it with table salt. That should discourage it from reaching for the sky again.

My weather - for the last 30 or so days, it has been hot or hotter. We've been experiencing temps of 100 or more for way too long with little or no rain.
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Post by: Lin on July 16, 2011, 02:19:44 PM
Send some of that weather here its raining, mild and miserable.  Can't make its mind up what to do next.  (Holland)

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on July 16, 2011, 02:50:34 PM
...its raining, mild and miserable.  Can't make its mind up what to do next.  (Holland)

Sounds to me as if the weather is quite settled in its own mind.  Just that you don't like its decision ;-)  Would you really be any happier if The Lowlands were baked dry at 100 + for days on end?  I somehow doubt it.

Gyppo
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Post by: Gyppo on July 17, 2011, 06:04:06 AM
Wet.  But I'm in a good enough mood not to give a damn.

I don't even have to go out and top up the bird feeders today, I did it all last night.  And the water bowl's brimming anyway, with proper water rather than the tap stuff.
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Post by: herron on July 17, 2011, 09:25:31 AM
Hot and humid again.   :P
After a very wet spring, we now need rain desperately.  Go figure.
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Post by: perdita on July 17, 2011, 09:40:10 AM
Typical British summer weather. Rain. Rain forecast for the coming week too.
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Post by: ma100 on July 17, 2011, 10:19:22 AM
Rainy, windy and stiflingly hot. >:(
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Post by: Silt on July 17, 2011, 12:19:28 PM
Hotter than an Aussie winter. :( .... but sunny at least. :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 17, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
Still hot, but a bit overcast and despite the fact the temp is bumping shoulders with the 100 F mark, it hasn't quite made it yet. Only 98 F.  ;D
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Post by: Silt on July 17, 2011, 05:04:03 PM
We broke the 100, which is weird for up here. Hot enough to melt the Devil's ice cubes.
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Post by: Lin on July 18, 2011, 03:11:54 AM
Send me some nice weather ITS TERRIBLE HERE in The Netherlands - Thunder and lightening, windy, black skies - As long as this lot clears up for my trip to Devon in August I will be okay.

Lin
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Post by: fire-fly on July 29, 2011, 10:57:54 PM
Glorious, on the banks of the Moonie River, here in Oz.  :D

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Post by: Gyppo on July 30, 2011, 04:26:08 AM
Windless, cloudy, but cool in comparison with last nights 80F until I put the lights off and opened the windows.  Only a 'mere' 70F, so I'll not bother putting a shirt on until I go out later.

We had a leaflet recently from the police, warning about the dangers of leaving windows open.  The way I see it anyone shinning up the drainpipe and entering my room in the dark last night would have gone back out before they knew what was happening.  The only question would have been in which form.  Sliced?  Diced?  Or relatively intact until they hit the ground?

Gyppo - Feeling surprisingly benign towards the world, despite the above comment.

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Post by: megansara on July 30, 2011, 06:35:11 AM
Glorious, on the banks of the Moonie River, here in Oz.  :D

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What a great picture!
We are hot and humid here in Spain. No sign of rain although we had a cloud or two yesterday which just made it more humid. Need to head for the beach, I think.
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Post by: Lin on July 30, 2011, 07:38:19 AM
the word mosquito comes to mind???

Lin x
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 11, 2011, 01:49:44 PM
Lots of snow n' ice in the winter, temperature can drop to -44c(plus winchill making it feel like -47c  :o)
But we have great wather from April-December average temperature is 26c(the hottest I've seen is +35c with a humidex it felt like 41c) so ya I love living in southern canada
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Post by: Gyppo on August 11, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
Grey and muggy.  Not at all inspiring.
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Post by: evatje on August 12, 2011, 09:06:08 AM
I'm still waiting for summer.... >:(
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 12, 2011, 11:43:54 AM
I'm still waiting for summer.... >:(

aww poor you :( we are lucky here in southern Ontario we've had a beautiful summer :P although spring was a total washout.
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Post by: evatje on August 12, 2011, 11:54:13 AM
Our spring was lovely. These days spring and autumn seem to be the best seasons. But a nice spring isn't the same as a good summer, as the days are shorter and the temperatures lower. We had a lot of strawberries though.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 12, 2011, 02:11:19 PM
It's been grey but passable today.  Maybe because I was in a better and more positive mood anyway.  Even a temporary computer disaster just made me cuss instead of driving me to despair.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 12, 2011, 03:55:54 PM
Its pre dawn here so I am hoping the day is perfect. Having the 8 year olds birthday party and we don't need the rain forecast.  ???
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 14, 2011, 06:47:16 AM
Snowing! Can you believe it?

Well, if you don't know Wellington, you won't understand what all the fuss is about! I've lived in Wellington over 20 years, and I've never seen snow like this here before. The most we've had is sleet or a few gentle flakes in the wind and reports of snow settling briefly in the higher (above sea level) suburbs. Hail has settled before and coated the garden in white.

But this is snow, and there was nothing gentle about its falling. It was pretty treacherous getting back home from Porirua this evening. But I made it safely - no thanks to a couple of 4-wheel drive owners who thought they owned the road and had more right to it than other people!

A couple of shots...
K
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 14, 2011, 06:48:24 AM
Another...
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Post by: Vienna on August 14, 2011, 06:49:50 AM
Summer returns at last, at least for a day. Is it because my daugter is interrailing her way back home today after 2 weeks in the Uk and a week in Paris.............?
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 14, 2011, 06:50:35 AM
I like this one...
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 14, 2011, 12:50:20 PM
Snowing! Can you believe it?

Well, if you don't know Wellington, you won't understand what all the fuss is about! I've lived in Wellington over 20 years, and I've never seen snow like this here before. The most we've had is sleet or a few gentle flakes in the wind and reports of snow settling briefly in the higher (above sea level) suburbs. Hail has settled before and coated the garden in white.

But this is snow, and there was nothing gentle about its falling. It was pretty treacherous getting back home from Porirua this evening. But I made it safely - no thanks to a couple of 4-wheel drive owners who thought they owned the road and had more right to it than other people!

A couple of shots...
K



heehee wow that must have been total mayhem.... In Ottawa, Canada, the only time the snow creats havoc is if we get a foot of it in one night
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Post by: Gyppo on August 14, 2011, 01:05:21 PM
The thermometer shows 70 F, but there's a nice cool breeze blowing.  Maybe its come all the way from New Zealand ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 14, 2011, 06:22:36 PM
Woody, I sooo love those pics mate, how about that ay.  ;D

Its not snowing here thank goodness. We did have a massive storm and lightening took out one of the main power poles.

Today, warm, sunny, perfect again really.

Just took Ruby for a walk and I am rather hot now I am back home.
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Post by: herron on August 14, 2011, 10:24:57 PM
Rain for two days, but it's supposed to be perfect tomorrow.  :)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 15, 2011, 06:04:48 AM
But how do they define 'perfect'?  That which would suit my lizard of a Sister definitely wouldn't suit the Old Polar Bear, and neither of us would be too happy with the kind of weather which makes froga and toads delirious with joy.

Currently overcast, 70F, cool(ish) breeze.
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Post by: megansara on August 15, 2011, 07:02:08 AM
Here in Spain we are up at 30 degrees today and very humid. No sign of rain, thankfully a little breeze.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 15, 2011, 07:43:06 AM

heehee wow that must have been total mayhem.... In Ottawa, Canada, the only time the snow creats havoc is if we get a foot of it in one night

You may well laugh at our little dramas with 3 or 4cm of snow  :P, but you must appreciate that it never snows in Wellington (except the odd flurry every couple of years). We have no snow ploughs - we have no infrastructure for dealing with snow!

There was more snow today. The kids are giddy with excitement. Apparently the kids at my boy's school weren't focused on their school work today - they were too busy staring longingly out the window at the white stuff that was covering the school grounds. I picked my boy up a bit early, and the kids and I made a snow-person in the backyard. Great fun!

K
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Post by: Vienna on August 15, 2011, 07:47:36 AM
Vienna Austria reporting 30 degrees and lovely sunshine again.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 15, 2011, 08:04:20 AM
Woody, I sooo love those pics mate, how about that ay.  ;D

Its not snowing here thank goodness. We did have a massive storm and lightening took out one of the main power poles.

Forgot to say...
Thanks for that, FF, mate.

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Today, warm, sunny, perfect again really.

Just took Ruby for a walk and I am rather hot now I am back home.

The reason you're getting nice weather, while we're getting this icy blast, is that you've got this whopping great high pressure system right across the Tasman sea that's trapped these two lows that have collided right along our eastern coast - one of those lows having just come from a trip across the Antarctic.  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 15, 2011, 11:38:08 AM
My weather situation has been so boring that I haven't bothered reporting it.

But for the record, we are currently experiencing a record I would love to see broken.

It is now something like 27 or 28 days of high temps. 105 F, give or take a degree here and there.

Some near by areas did get a spat of rain last night . . . but I didn't!  :(
 
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Post by: SharonLeigh on August 15, 2011, 09:26:31 PM
Finally sunny, beautiful, 80 degrees...slight breeze and hardly a cloud. Nice to see, after the past few months of chill, grey, and rain...(we`re all calling it `the summer that wasn`t`.)  Lounging by the pool, finally have some color on these ghostly limbs-! Hopefully this will keep well into September, if we`re lucky.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 16, 2011, 03:53:47 AM
Woody, we are supposed to get a gut full of it this week mate. One final winter blast before spring greets us I guess.  ;D

Overcast today but no rain yet.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 16, 2011, 07:14:42 AM
Snow for the third day in a row. More expected tomorrow, then it will clear up. Unprecedented, as I noted earlier! My boy's school was closed today because of the ice hazard, and we had black ice on our street. Auckland, for those of you who know where that is, apparently recorded its lowest ever daytime temp yesterday (8.2 deg C). (It was colder than that here, and even colder in the South Island, but that's a bit shocking for the Auckland crowd.  :o)

Strangely, though, yesterday and today, it was beautifully sunny in the middle of the day, melting most of the snow so we can see the grass etc, then the front comes in and dumps snow on us again, covering everything once more.

Have some great pics, but my computer's on a go-slow today, so no time/patience to share. Maybe tomorrow.

K
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 16, 2011, 09:22:57 AM
You may well laugh at our little dramas with 3 or 4cm of snow  :P, but you must appreciate that it never snows in Wellington (except the odd flurry every couple of years). We have no snow ploughs - we have no infrastructure for dealing with snow!

There was more snow today. The kids are giddy with excitement. Apparently the kids at my boy's school weren't focused on their school work today - they were too busy staring longingly out the window at the white stuff that was covering the school grounds. I picked my boy up a bit early, and the kids and I made a snow-person in the backyard. Great fun!

K

Ya it can be a problem if ya dont have any snow plows :o I just hope you all will just enjoy the snow ;)
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Post by: evatje on August 16, 2011, 12:00:29 PM
I can imagine your problems in NZ, as we had snow last year in the UK and we do not have any decent equipment either. Result:total chaos. Hope you are coping better than we did. But whatever happens, enjoy the scenery. Try warm wine and thick soups: they are lovely after a good walk through the snow.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 17, 2011, 03:19:18 AM
Overcast, with a few breaks showing the lighter grey of higher level cloud.  Temperatures dropped though, a mere 68 F instead of the steady 70 we've been suffering.

Gyppo
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Post by: Andrewf on August 26, 2011, 11:15:55 AM
Yay!!  i finally found the pic of lightning that i took ages back... was on my work's machine all along. :D


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Post by: evatje on August 26, 2011, 11:39:46 AM
Rain, rain and once again....showers. :-\
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Post by: ma100 on August 26, 2011, 11:40:11 AM
Very, very, very wet. :(
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 26, 2011, 01:20:11 PM
 ;D nice and cool, sunshine all day long :)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 26, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
It rained all night.  Steady straight down rain so the window stayed open.  I woke up several times and thought 'This is the kind of steady rain which helps to fill reservoirs'.  Then it rained all morning, which i thought was taking a good thing a bit too far.  Taking liberties with my tolerance as it were..  

Around midday the rain stopped dead, as if someone had turned off a tap.  Then it went all thundery and grey, and heavy. I could feel the pressure squeezing down on my scalp.  I hate weather like that, and, fickle as ever, was praying for a proper storm because then the pressure just vanishes with the first flash, like a bursting balloon.  But after an hour or so the sky cleared, the sun came out, and the pavements, rooftops, and soggy wooden fences were steaming for a while.

Now, in the evening, it's a bit cooler, there's a gentle breeze, and it feels great.  If my back would co-operate I'd probably do a somersault or two.  But not today ;-(

Gyppo
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Post by: sara on August 26, 2011, 03:36:05 PM
Gyppo,

Do you live near me? You have just described today's weather perfectly!  ;D

Sara
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Post by: Vienna on August 26, 2011, 03:36:41 PM
9.40 pm and still 32 degrees outside here in Vienna so I reckon I will have a pint please
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Post by: fire-fly on August 26, 2011, 05:55:49 PM
A bit overcast today but no rain as far as the forecast tells.

Chilly but not as cold, winter may be finally taking the hint.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 26, 2011, 06:10:27 PM
Gyppo,

Do you live near me? You have just described today's weather perfectly!  ;D

Sara

In round figures, and going on the information oin your profile, about 70 miles away.  Central Southern English weather.

Gyppo
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Post by: megansara on August 27, 2011, 03:12:42 AM
Here in Spain really windy and it's only 8.30am so will be blowing a gale all day, but at least it's cooler right now. Expecting another heatwave next week.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on August 27, 2011, 08:22:49 AM
Yay!!  i finally found the pic of lightning that i took ages back... was on my work's machine all along. :D


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Cool pic, Andrew. How did you get this shot? Was it a long exposure? Were you outside in such weather? I think I'd fear for my life!
Kathleen
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Post by: Andrewf on August 27, 2011, 03:20:09 PM
Cool pic, Andrew. How did you get this shot? Was it a long exposure? Were you outside in such weather? I think I'd fear for my life!
Kathleen

Thanks Kathleen. :)

I set the camera up on a tripod, pointing through the window with the lens (18 - 55) set at the wide-angle, and a 15 second exposure time but a small-ish apperture.  and just left it going for the entire length of the storm.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on August 27, 2011, 06:57:55 PM
Fine day but light cloud. I may venture into the garden and start to get it ready for spring.  ;D

Time to plant some herbs and tomatoes and a few other things I can't kill.  ::)
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Post by: heidi52 on August 27, 2011, 07:38:28 PM
We are having a MEDIA event here. They have been panicking everyone with threats of a massive hurricane (Irene) and then downgrading it every few hours. (it is now a "tropical storm". it's supposed to be here tomorrow (Sun) but our gov declared a state of emergency yesterday. The stores are sold out of batteries and bottled. It is drizzling at current (7:30 EST)
I'll believe it when it gets here.
We have become a nation of sheep
BAAAAAAHHHHHHH
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Post by: herron on August 28, 2011, 08:49:10 PM
Mid-to-upper 70s. An absolutely beautiful day.

We had our "Dragon Boat" races on one of the larger lakes around here (there are lots of them). 20 rowers per boat (they are abnormally long, skinny things), one oarsman, one person to call cadence. Lost our first heat, won the second, lost the third by 1.95 seconds. Went home tired and sore, with little more to show for it but a sunburn (we were out there almost eight hours total) and a lot of fun memories.

I'll post a picture, if any of our spectators got a good one.  :D
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Post by: herron on August 28, 2011, 08:55:16 PM
We are having a MEDIA event here. They have been panicking everyone with threats of a massive hurricane (Irene) and then downgrading it every few hours. (it is now a "tropical storm". it's supposed to be here tomorrow (Sun) but our gov declared a state of emergency yesterday. The stores are sold out of batteries and bottled. It is drizzling at current (7:30 EST)
I'll believe it when it gets here.
We have become a nation of sheep
BAAAAAAHHHHHHH
If you'd ever been in a hurricane (or a tropical storm, for that matter), you would know they are nothing to be cavalier about. A tropical storm can dump 15-20" of rain in a very short time and cause massive flooding. 60 mph winds are nothing to sneeze at, either. Hurricane winds are fierce, and the most frightening thing I have ever been through. I have two sons who have been through several of them (southern Florida), and they would say the same thing.  :-\

Hope your sheep are on high ground.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 29, 2011, 03:11:15 AM
A little cooler, a little breeze.  A little tinge of brown around the edges of some of the leaves on the hazel hedge.  Just subtle changes which indicate Autumn is thinking about making an appearance.  She's not convinced yet, but she's planning her moves. 
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Post by: fire-fly on August 29, 2011, 03:38:26 AM
Just like our Spring Gyp, tiptoeing in rather steadily right now.  :D

Thought I might need my first antihistamine for the season yesterday.  ;)

No long sleeves today, bliss.  :P
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Post by: fire-fly on August 30, 2011, 06:36:30 PM
Perfect winters day, sunny and warm AND the last one, hellllooooooooooo Spring.  :D :D
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Post by: Ivana on September 02, 2011, 10:10:55 AM
It's still hot in Croatia, but the morning was misty, and the light and the colors are different...autumn almost here :)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 02, 2011, 12:19:18 PM
Sunny and cool this morning.  Sunny and a bit sticky at 78 F in my room right now.  Will open the second window until it gets dark and the moths start to gather.

Gyppo
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 02, 2011, 01:13:54 PM
Nice and hot today 28c :)


Took this panoramic shot with my Samsung   :o :o


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Post by: fire-fly on September 02, 2011, 06:03:55 PM
Warm and Springy, ahhh finally.
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Post by: megansara on September 03, 2011, 03:58:54 AM
RAIN!!! We had rain yesterday! People walking around in it, kids jumping in puddles. A rainstorm to die for! But all gone today and hot and humid again. But at least the evenings are cooler now.
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Post by: ma100 on September 03, 2011, 04:06:21 AM
Humid and over cast.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 03, 2011, 05:40:12 AM
Woke up this morning, which is always a good way to start the day, with a gentle breeze coming through the window and a faint but distinct smell of Autumn in the air.  Time to think about migration, except I won't.  But the instinct is still there and tickles at my subconscious every year around this time.  So I lay there pondering for a while and resolved that next year I'm going on a 'road trip' of some sort.  Maybe a proper walkabout  on foot, or maybe something a bit quicker.

It's been too long since the last time, apart from those three frantic mile-eating days up to Scotland and back for Kizzi's graduation.

Seeing as I get my bus pass next year maybe that'll be it.  A rucksack with a single change of clothes, my little tent, a notebook and pens, my collection of Stay-Alive pills, and my bus pass.  Just leave a note for friends, Gone Bus-About.

So if you see a long-grey-haired old rogue with a little green tent at the side of a road somewhere, possibly cooking over a small open fire,it could be me.

We shall see.

Gyppo
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Post by: megansara on September 03, 2011, 06:36:58 AM
I will look out for you!
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Post by: thatollie on September 03, 2011, 06:40:41 AM
It's nice out there.
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Post by: Lin on September 03, 2011, 06:49:03 AM
a cool 24C in Holland today

Lin x
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on September 05, 2011, 07:18:13 AM
"Spring has sprung!" It was lovely and warm here again today. (Hard to believe we had a never-before-seen snow storm here only about 3 weeks ago!)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 05, 2011, 09:47:04 AM
Yo-Yo weather here today.  Bright sun, and then a thick band of dark cloud, then bright sun again.  Temperature up and down accordingly, but never really cold, just cooler.  Rain in short sharp showers.  Hardly enough to dampen the pavements and road, which quickly dry back to a dull grey anyway, but the individual raindrops are icy cold.

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 05, 2011, 10:22:23 AM
Not as hot as it has been thankfully. But nature isn't being all that kind to us at the moment.

Numerous areas around the city has been breaking out with brush fires as if they were like measles spreading in a class room.

Just east of the city (at last report) 1,600 acres have burned since yesterday afternoon, untold number of residents evacuated.(Just now reported it has now covered more than 1,700 acres and still going.)

Also a subdivision south of the city, lots of evacuations due to more fires. Plus other fires in less populated areas, all of which has resulted in every fireman in a wide area being call in and it was announced yesterday on the news that unit would be left in the city to respond to calls, thus non emergency calls would not be responded to. I can't remember so many fires breaking out at the same time before. But so far they are all being blamed on the lack of rain and everything being such wonderfully dry tender, ready to be set aflame with the smallest of sparks.   

Here's a link to give you an overview  ;

 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/05/us-texas-wildfires-idUSTRE78426D20110905
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Post by: fire-fly on September 05, 2011, 06:29:02 PM
Blimey ALice, that looks terrible mate, please stay safe.  :-*

We have another glorious SPRING day here, winter is goneeeeeeeee and good luck to it too.  :D

I have started my yearly ritual planting herbs and tomatoes. I have a black thumb, its all I can grow, everything else dies.  :o
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Post by: SilverArrow on September 13, 2011, 07:37:47 AM
Mud, mud and more mud. There goes my exercise for this week.
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Post by: fire-fly on September 13, 2011, 04:39:20 PM
Perfect Spring day again AND I get to spend most of it with my Snot Monster.  ;D ;D

We like to garden so that should be fun.  ;)
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Post by: WordBird on September 15, 2011, 04:01:44 PM
Absolutely Gorgeous! Sunny, Nice Breeze, Mid-60's (F).

Windows open to let the house air out after months of draining-hot weather.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on September 15, 2011, 05:49:36 PM
Well D, its the opposite here as usual. We are coming into our warmer weather but right now its Spring and yet another beautiful day has dawned.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on October 02, 2011, 04:30:58 PM
Don't know what happened to all that Spring weather.  ???

Its now cold   ???

Rainy  ???

Miserable  ??? ???

And to top it off, I am at work.  ???

Wonder who I can con to buy me a coffee on this long weekend here in Oz.  :D
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Post by: Silt on October 02, 2011, 05:04:54 PM
It's wide-screen sunny today. Not even a bit cold actually. Friggin shame I'm in the house, but I was out enough before. I like to limit myself to nature so I can appreciate it more (ya I know the theory sucks :P )

Hope you get a break in rain, lil glo.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 02, 2011, 05:37:44 PM
Light Rain all day. Temps in the 60's. Not horrible out, but a good enough excuse to stay inside and goof off all day at MWC.
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Post by: megansara on October 04, 2011, 05:20:29 AM
I am in the UK in a small town called Diss in Norfolk, it is beautiful and sunny, has been warm all week, but a little windy today. After tomorrow it is due to cool off a lot. The trees are loosing their leaves and they are all beautiful colors of fall. But I can feel a chill in the evening air so Winter is heading this way.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 04, 2011, 05:53:36 AM
Bloody gorgeous.  For me anyway.  Both windows open and a cool breeze flowing through.  I have the room door open and the bathroom door and window open across the landing.  It's bliss.

Still not cool enough to need a shirt, but just that cool movement of air makes all the difference.  No more breaking into a sweat at anything above about fifteen words per minute ;-)

I hate it when my cunning tear-off the top sheet paper mouse-mat gets soggy within quarter of an hour.  So right now there's a clean crispy new top sheet and the world is a much more congenial place.

A lot of the leaves which were just brown around the edges two days ago are now a pale yellow all over.  One strong wind or hefty rainfall in a week or so and I'll probably be able to see through the hazel hedge again.  The big oak across the road is still mostly green though.  It's a tenacious old thing and generally one of the last trees around here to lose all its leaves for the winter.

The Polar Bear stands up and dances a leisurely clomping version of the Sailors Hornpipe to celebrate.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on October 04, 2011, 06:23:12 AM
Nipple cracking cold here again....  ???
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Post by: megansara on October 04, 2011, 06:32:31 AM
Nipple cracking cold here again....  ???

Hahaha! That's a funny saying!
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Post by: Gyppo on October 04, 2011, 06:35:01 AM
Firefly's fearsomely fissured frosted nipples are world famous since she discovered the internet ;-)
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Post by: Silt on October 04, 2011, 06:48:51 AM
It's dark.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on October 04, 2011, 07:08:58 AM
We're having mid-spring cold snap. Great weather for getting a cold - which I did last week. Was talking to my sister in London this morning and she reports the opposite there - hot and sunny mid-autumn.

It's a funny old world we live in....
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Post by: heidi52 on October 04, 2011, 08:26:07 AM
HOLY COW! It's pouring rain here with flash floods, lightening and thunder that sound like fireworks (you know the big BOOMS where you feel the concussion in your chest). Supposed to clear up later, but right now I'm wondering if I should get out the canoe  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on October 04, 2011, 11:57:17 PM
A day of respite from the rain, just enough for the wash to dry.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2011, 04:23:08 AM
Like yesterday.  Light overcast, cooler.  Feels good.
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Post by: herron on October 05, 2011, 10:36:35 PM
Low 70s all week and sunny. My kind of fall.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on October 05, 2011, 11:23:17 PM
Cold and pretend wet for the rest of the week.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on October 06, 2011, 01:37:50 AM
Rained in the night.  Woke up at one point and was puzzled for a while by a mysterious gurgling noise. Water running along the gutters and down the pipe.  But with almost no wind at that point it wasn't lashing the windows, just falling quietly.

We haven't has this much rain for quite a while.  Almost musical.  Soon soothed me back to sleep.

Later, when I had to go out and investigate another noise, the rain was just gentle.  More like a falling mist.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 06, 2011, 03:15:20 PM
Beautiful sunny day, but was very cold this morning. First real bite of Jack Frost and a harbinger of what's coming.
But typical, crazy New England Weather - it's supposed to get up to 85F for the weekend.
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Post by: Silt on October 06, 2011, 05:51:47 PM
It is sunny again, getting so I can't remember what a cloud looks like. Leaves falling and autumning. Some pretty.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 08, 2011, 09:09:26 PM
Respite today from the rain, at least its not cold now. Last night I didn't even need my hot water bottle yaaay.  :D
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Post by: Don on October 08, 2011, 09:18:34 PM
It's really dark now in beautiful downtown Connecticut, so you can't tell how beautiful it is. Today was sunshine and mid-80s (27C+) so I put the top down on the Jeep. Tomorrow whould be more of the same.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 09, 2011, 07:03:15 AM
Fluffy white clouds, blue sky, 68 F in my room.  The clouds and the sky are outside, just in case any of you think I'm even more deranged than normal today.

A brisk breeze with a slight nip to it.

Lovely.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 09, 2011, 09:38:06 AM
I am so happy to report that it's WET outdoors! 

Yes, after receiving somewhere around One Inch of rain for the whole of this year until now, depending on the particular area of the surrounding area, we have now received anywhere from 1 - 2 inches of rain since mid-afternoon yesterday.

Woke to a gentle rain still falling this morning. What a great way to start the day.  ;D

Oh, and the temp is in the low 70s (F) at the moment, another welcome condition.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 09, 2011, 04:14:27 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

The opposite here Alice.

Sunshine, warmer and the ground just may dry this year.  :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RptJaOrZew&feature=fvst
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Post by: megansara on October 10, 2011, 05:24:48 AM
I am here on the east side of the Uk in a small town called Diss. I am out in the country and today it is cold, really cold with a GALE blowing! If I open the door it will blow off it's hinges! Sun comes and goes with the clouds hurtling by. I guess at least it's not raining as well!
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Post by: Gyppo on October 10, 2011, 08:51:52 AM
I am here on the east side of the Uk in a small town called Diss. I am out in the country and today it is cold, really cold with a GALE blowing! If I open the door it will blow off it's hinges! Sun comes and goes with the clouds hurtling by. I guess at least it's not raining as well!

Don't forget to put rocks in your pockets before you go out to sweep the patio then, Megansara.

"When I weigh me down to sweep..."

here we have sunshine, clouds, and a cool breeze.

From your description I'm picturing almost a strobe light effect, with the sun briefly lancing through fast and low scudding clouds.  We used to get weather like that sometimes down in Cornwall.  In little coastal villages, set in deep valleys along the cliffs, there were days when it was really hit or miss as to whether you got any direct sunlight.  Sometimes the sun through the cloud gaps would illuminate the headland on either side whilst noonday darkness hit the villages like a club.  Fascinating effect.

Gyppo
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Post by: Vel on October 10, 2011, 09:00:49 AM
Don't forget to put rocks in your pockets before you go out to sweep the patio then, Megansara.

"When I weigh me down to sweep..."


You're a poet, Gyppo. A true wordsmith! :D

It's similar here today. I spent a good ten minutes doing my hair to impress the mother-in-law but by the time I got to her it looked like my hair had been used by bees to set up shop.

But hey! At least it's not raining.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 10, 2011, 09:46:03 AM
it's not original, sadly, just a play on words I picked up somewhere along my wandering route through life.
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Post by: Silt on October 10, 2011, 09:54:08 AM
Blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue skies.

No doubt they'll be launching chemtrail flights, lil x-o patterns to fill the sky, though their last two attempts faded away to . . . blue. Yayyyy for nature, she rocks!
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Post by: heidi52 on October 10, 2011, 01:04:53 PM
Truly gorgeous day here, clear skies and lots of sun, but a little warm for my tastes (87F). Last gasp of summer. I'm ready for fall, it will be here soon enough.
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Post by: bowmore bill on October 10, 2011, 02:49:17 PM
All the snow had gone this morning and the sun was shining, but my poor ol pampas was a bit laden down and I don't think the sheep at the bottom of my garden were impressed with the frosty grass.

Here in Scotland, Its a lot like me when I am writing, mixed up and unpredictable.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 10, 2011, 05:43:22 PM
Another lovely day here today. Nice and springy.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 10, 2011, 06:32:54 PM
Springy?  I'm trying to fight off the image...  I'm really trying...  Honest...  Ah, sod it.  Here goes...

"And here we go, Ladies and Gentlemen.  As the strident alarm sounds, and the doors to the Fire House roll open, the gallant NSW fire crew, heedless of personal risk and ridicule, all leap about the gigantic red pogo stick, and, in a stunning display of synchronised weight placement and precision balance go bounding down the road to rescue some poor unsuspecting sucker.  Who, even if he survives the fire, will probably die from laughing when they arrive."

Can anyone out there draw this and post a picture?  Please.

Gyppo
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Post by: megansara on October 11, 2011, 01:57:22 AM
Springy?  I'm trying to fight off the image...  I'm really trying...  Honest...  Ah, sod it.  Here goes...

"And here we go, Ladies and Gentlemen.  As the strident alarm sounds, and the doors to the Fire House roll open, the gallant NSW fire crew, heedless of personal risk and ridicule, all leap about the gigantic red pogo stick, and, in a stunning display of synchronised weight placement and precision balance go bounding down the road to rescue some poor unsuspecting sucker.  Who, even if he survives the fire, will probably die from laughing when they arrive."

Can anyone out there draw this and post a picture?  Please.

Gyppo
Hahahaha! LOL! Very funny!
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Post by: fire-fly on October 11, 2011, 02:52:13 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh Gyp, trust you.

BUT

I would love to see that picture mate.  :P
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Post by: Vienna on October 12, 2011, 03:14:36 PM
absolutely persisting it down for days here now.................
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Post by: fire-fly on October 12, 2011, 05:34:47 PM
Coolish and overcast. Supposed to rain.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 12, 2011, 08:28:26 PM
Same here - on the opposite side of the globe  :D
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Post by: Ruth.no.2 on October 12, 2011, 08:45:49 PM
The sky looks blue with a few, very wispy clouds here
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Post by: heidi52 on October 13, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
Steady downpour, cold and raw.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 13, 2011, 04:30:08 PM
Very overcast and cool but no rain.

Might be a day to hit the garden.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 13, 2011, 07:05:33 PM
Dark, seeing as it's just turned midnight.  Low cloud, not a star in sight.  Nor any moon.  Could feel quite claustrophobic if I stopped to think about it for too long.  So I won't.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 14, 2011, 11:08:19 AM
Rain, rain go away, come again...

much later, please. Drenching, bucket fulls  >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on October 14, 2011, 05:38:58 PM
Bit overcast but in all, a pleasant looking day.

My bird will be happy its a nice one. She might catch a few rays if shes lucky.  ;D
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Post by: herron on October 14, 2011, 09:40:51 PM
Starting to turn colder. Lots of leaves down. Fall has arrived.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 15, 2011, 05:39:19 AM
The sun hasn't come up yet, but the stars were mesmerizing when I went to the mailbox for the newspaper, looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day!
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Post by: 510bhan on October 22, 2011, 08:13:42 PM
More damned rain. Grey skies. Bah! >:(
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Post by: thatollie on October 22, 2011, 08:22:28 PM
It's night.
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Post by: 510bhan on October 22, 2011, 08:24:59 PM
Still raining and the clouds make the sky look grey -- dark grey. >:(
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Post by: Gyppo on October 22, 2011, 08:26:34 PM
Dark, but the wind's getting up.  There may be a storm brewing. 
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Post by: 510bhan on October 22, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
Ooh -- do you think there'll be more . . . rain? :o
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Post by: Gyppo on October 22, 2011, 08:51:10 PM
We have speckles on the window, but mostly it's just the wind getting steadily more restless.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 24, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
Last night the temps dipped to 29F, and the poor horses were chilly this morn with no blankies. Tonight, I put blankies on, only to watch the nightly weather call for temps in the upper 50s overnight.

Had to go back down and take the darn blankies off the sweaty beasts. I can't win. Cold, hot, sunny, rain. Can't it just make up it's mine and stay there for a few days???
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Post by: Jane2011 on October 24, 2011, 08:33:09 PM
overcast and gloomy
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Post by: Gyppo on October 25, 2011, 07:43:15 AM
Light.  I can't honestly call it sunny, because it's overcast, but there's a lot of diffused sunlight getting through.  Quite a bit of rain too, but it's silvery rain just falling straight down with no wind to drive it sideways.  Freshens the air wonderfully and damps down the contractors dust ;-)

This means I can have both windows open and not worry about the rain getting in and, according to Mum, 'Blowing up all that electrical stuff in your room'.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on October 25, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
Wet, wet, wet, blimey another humid summer on the way. I don't even like the tropics.  ???
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Post by: herron on October 26, 2011, 10:47:20 AM
In Florida again. Nice.  In the 80s.   ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on October 26, 2011, 03:26:46 PM
It's been like a slow motion thunderstorm today.  Alternating between a sky so black we needed the lights on indoors, and then a few minutes of blazing sunshine lancing down through a gap in the clouds.

Heavy rain as well, in bands driving in sideways, most often when the sun was shining.  Bizarre effect, rain from a seemingly cloud free sky.  And then the cloud rolled over again and 'darkness fell upon the land'.

All the above on about a ten minute cycle ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on October 26, 2011, 04:13:50 PM
Gloomy, raw and occasional spitting rain.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 26, 2011, 06:19:57 PM
Heidi are you here in Oz?  ;D ;D
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Post by: heidi52 on October 26, 2011, 08:00:37 PM
No
opposite sides of the world and the weather still stinks! ;D
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Post by: Silt on October 27, 2011, 07:10:54 AM
It's fricken cold - dark - frosty.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 27, 2011, 07:57:36 AM
It's fricken cold - dark - frosty.

Add pouring rain, soon to turn to snow they say, and that about sums it up here, too.
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Post by: mudge on October 27, 2011, 10:53:04 AM
Snow, about 4 inches worth so far.   :P
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Post by: Gyppo on October 27, 2011, 11:05:44 AM
Overcast, dull, feels as if there's a thunderstorm brewing (you know, the pressure on top of the head feeling) and lots of rain.

But it dried up long enough for me to drop off my repeat prescription at the surgery and then more or less sprint through the 'shopping for essentials' and get home before it started to rain again.  Odin can be a very obliging bloke if you just ask nicely and not for too much.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on October 27, 2011, 03:59:30 PM
Beautiful morning so far. I would think it will be a very humid day today though.
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Post by: micki on October 28, 2011, 03:58:06 AM
Very hot and dusty. We need rain!!!!! Power outages average 6 hours a day now. >:(
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Post by: Gyppo on October 28, 2011, 04:06:42 AM
Cool and clear, so far. down to  more comfortable 60F.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 28, 2011, 06:18:24 AM
Snow! Way too early in the year for this. Hope it's not a harbinger. Last year we got so much I didn't think I'd survive the shoveling.  :'(
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Post by: fire-fly on October 29, 2011, 05:26:00 PM
Hot and sunny, chance of rain.

Love it while it lasts.  :D
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Post by: heidi52 on October 29, 2011, 05:50:40 PM
OMG more snow! They are calling for a Nor' Easter here with 6-12 inches. and winds of 50MPH

Jeesh it's only October. The leaves are still on the trees. There will be plenty down before morning I fear. Hope we don't lose power.
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Post by: Don on October 29, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
Beautiful downtown Connecticut is considerably less beautiful under six inches of snow.

I mean, the leaves are still on the trees and most of them are still green. Who thought this was a good idea? Whoever it was should be canned. Here's the odd bit. On Thursday, it's supposed to be 60F (16C). Go figure. Build a snowman on Saturday; work on your tan on Thursday. Weird.
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Post by: vijay03 on October 29, 2011, 07:40:36 PM
Wisconsin Madison is currently experiencing cloudy, gloomy weather with rain sometimes. Perfect setting for Halloween, but other times, not so much :)
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Post by: Gyppo on October 29, 2011, 09:19:36 PM
Dark, as is to be expected at this time of night, and wet.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 30, 2011, 06:29:21 AM
6 inches of wet snow as heavy as concrete, and it's still coming down.  >:(

Some times I don't like living in New England. This morning would be one of them.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 30, 2011, 07:45:46 AM
Light dull overcast.  Moisture heavy in the air but not rain as such.  Window open, temperature in my room allegedly 62 F.  The new fridge magnet thermometer I was given as a gift last night shows the same.  So either they're both right or equally wrong.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 30, 2011, 07:12:25 PM
Sunny but with a cool breeze. Huge storms yesterday which left everything sodden so the humidity should kick in real soon.
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Post by: Silt on October 31, 2011, 07:36:32 AM
I was watching the morning's weather and can't complain today because down south they are being hit with lots of snow. Hope all is well.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 31, 2011, 04:51:47 PM
Cloudy and cool but no rain yet.

At least all the goblins have gone.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 31, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
It was threatening to rain all day long, but apart from a few very light sprinkles it never happened.

It wasn't enough to stop all the little witches, wizards, ans assorted monsters from knocking on our door.

There seemed to be a preponderance of 'naughty schoolgirls' this year.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 05, 2011, 11:19:20 AM
It has actually turned cool enough that I broke down and turned a bit of heat on - somewhere in the 40s last I checked. But we're also predicted to be back in the 80s over the next couple of days.

I like the 70s or 80s, can live with them just fine.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on November 05, 2011, 05:57:07 PM
A glorious spring day, no clouds, birds singing, dogs in the yard sunning themselves. Ahhhh its all normalish again.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 06, 2011, 06:01:57 AM
Light overcast and a lovely breeze stripping the looser leaves from the hedge and trees.

I can live with this ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on November 06, 2011, 09:09:06 AM
19F (-8C) this morning when I went down to feed. Cold as a witch's you-know-what.

Frozen water in all the buckets, frozen fingers. Luckily the sun is shining so it will warm up later.

Winter is here, early and unwelcome.  :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on November 06, 2011, 04:28:18 PM
Hazy but warm. I slept with the fan on last night, woooo hoo.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 07, 2011, 01:36:21 AM
  >:( I'm jealous FF
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Post by: fire-fly on November 07, 2011, 04:52:50 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Cor blimey you look familiar Mr L.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 07, 2011, 05:32:39 AM
Mr A Lurker... 

Real Anonymity requires you to change your profile as well as your avatar and screen name ;-)

=====

Grey overcast and dull.  Suits my mood perfectly.
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Post by: ma100 on November 07, 2011, 07:00:46 AM
Flippin' foggy here. >:(
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Post by: heidi52 on November 07, 2011, 07:16:55 AM
just at freezing, so the warmest night in 3 weeks! Supposed to be a beautiful sunny day and the temps might get up to 60F. Very happy about that prospect.
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Post by: sara on November 07, 2011, 07:39:58 AM
Pretty cold here today. But London cold seems to be warmer than the rest of the country, lol.

 I went over to the west country to visit my inlaws yesterday and it was a good few degrees colder there.

Sara

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Post by: fire-fly on November 07, 2011, 03:34:59 PM
Hot and sunny, bit humid but glorious none the less.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 07, 2011, 03:41:28 PM
Pretty cold here today. But London cold seems to be warmer than the rest of the country, lol.

 I went over to the west country to visit my inlaws yesterday and it was a good few degrees colder there.

Sara



It's probably all those buildings chucking out heat.  Come to think of it eight million or so people must produce a fair bit of heat too.

Whereas down in the West Country there's a lot of open space for the wind to whistle though and not so many people to block it.   Especially when it comes howling in off the Atlantic Coast, barely disturbed by those crouched and shrivelled shrubs they call trees down there.

I love Cornwall, but it does attract extremes of weather ;-)

Of course, you said over to the west country so you may be thinking of somewhere a bit higher up.

Gyppo
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Post by: sara on November 08, 2011, 04:30:38 AM
Hi Gyppo,

Yeah, we went only as far as Bath, not too deep into the west country. I know what you mean though, we used to live over that way in a tiny village built on top of a hill where all the trees grew sideways.

Beautiful countryside though.

Sara
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 09, 2011, 04:53:51 PM
twas 17.2C today, I can't complain
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Post by: fire-fly on November 10, 2011, 04:48:48 AM
Hot, hot, hot.  :D :D :D
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Post by: ma100 on November 10, 2011, 04:50:47 AM
Foggy and damp. :(
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Post by: fire-fly on November 10, 2011, 04:53:19 AM
No frozen knickers yet? >:D
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Post by: ma100 on November 10, 2011, 04:54:19 AM
Not cold enough yet woman. ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2011, 06:33:35 AM
Overcast but some blue gaps.  Cloud low enough to make the Plod-i-Copter look dodgy as he skims along at treetop height to check out traffic on the motorway.

At least it's stopped raining  It's been a bit incessant the last few days..

Temperature is still shirtsleeve weather for Polar Bears.

Gyppo
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Post by: herron on November 10, 2011, 07:49:04 AM
I think it's getting cold...but I have not been home in three weeks to check.  :P
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Post by: fire-fly on November 10, 2011, 03:31:46 PM
Light cloud today but will still be a scorcher
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Post by: heidi52 on November 10, 2011, 04:12:36 PM
Rainy, but at least the temps are moderate.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 28, 2011, 11:28:28 AM
Sun shining bright; light breeze that will raise goose bumps fast.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 28, 2011, 12:14:20 PM
Suddenly it feels colder.  Cold enough to put a jumper on when just sat here with nothing moving except my fingers over the keyboard.  If it stays like this for a couple of day's I'll acclimatise to it and probably be back in shirtsleeves again.

Room temperature is 58 F, which wouldn't normally feel this cold.

The sky seems very high tonight, with no cloud and bright stars.  They always seems brighter when the moon is nowt but a thin crescent and offers no competition.

I wonder if this is the start of the long awaited 'Siberian Chill' which the papers have been promising for several weeks.  Certainly the First Breath of the Winter Wolf

I really must get my broken window fixed ;-).

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on November 28, 2011, 03:27:05 PM
How did you break your window Gyp?

Its hot and windy here in Oz. Bout bloody time, sick of the sight of jumpers and blankets.

Santa can't come if its cold for goodness sake.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 28, 2011, 03:41:02 PM
It's not broken, it just won't shut properly.  It's one of those horizontally opening windows, hinged at the top.  I've filled the gap with a rolled up towel and sealed it up with a plastic bin liner and tape.  It keeps the rain out, but it's a long way from wind-proof.  The plastic bag rattle away like the sails on an old square rigger, or a wet frozen ponytail at 100 mph.

More of a nuisance than a disaster.
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Post by: fire-fly on November 28, 2011, 03:47:20 PM
Ahh, I thought you may have had a bird hit it and break the glass. We have had that here a few times, poor old bird lying in the yard when we go out.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on November 28, 2011, 03:55:46 PM
We get quite few bird strikes, probably because they see the hedge reflected in the glass and try to land 'in' it.  Usually the smaller birds though.  Being lighter they usually bounce off, though I've had to pick up one or two, check them over, and keep them in a box until they recover properly.  Can't leave them wobbling around punch-drunk in case the neighbouring cats get them.  Soft old bugger ;-)

We've not had anywhere near as many since i hung a couple of old CDs in the window.  They twist in the wind and act as a bit of a bird scarer, but not enough to keep them out of the real hedge.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on November 28, 2011, 07:12:50 PM
Crazy New England weather. October was freezing cold with temps in the daytime not getting above freezing and dipping miserably at night.
Here it is the end of November and we are all in T-shirts and shorts with the temps downright balmy. I heard on the news that it is snowing far south in Tennessee.
Not complaining mind you, it was lovely to have the windows and doors open today.  :) :) :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 28, 2011, 08:47:48 PM
Crazy New England weather. October was freezing cold with temps in the daytime not getting above freezing and dipping miserably at night.
Here it is the end of November and we are all in T-shirts and shorts with the temps downright balmy. I heard on the news that it is snowing far south in Tennessee.
Not complaining mind you, it was lovely to have the windows and doors open today.  :) :) :)


It's the same weather in Ontario, what snow did fall has long since melted
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Post by: Lin on November 29, 2011, 05:30:01 AM
The fish ain't jumping and the cotton has withered.  Brrr.

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on November 29, 2011, 05:42:15 AM
It's only two degrees warmer than yesterday, 60 F as opposed to 58 F, but it feels so much warmer.  I think the old Polar Bear must have been feeling ill yesterday.

Today is wet, grey, and windy but feels much better.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on November 29, 2011, 06:26:49 AM
Rain coming, but the temps are still warm.

At least it's not snow...  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on November 29, 2011, 04:46:43 PM
Another hottie again today and then back to rain for a few days.  ;D

It still feels like Christmas though.  ;)
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Post by: Laura H on November 29, 2011, 05:27:14 PM
Rain, rain, go away!
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Post by: herron on November 30, 2011, 10:00:55 AM
Snowed last night.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on November 30, 2011, 01:06:17 PM
Temp just scraping the bottom of 60F today, but i had both bedroom windows open and was sat here with my sleeves rolled up until nearly 4 pm, despite some rin cooling it down a little on occasion.  But the Polar Bear is in a great mood today, so the only thing which would have really dented that would have too much heat.
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Post by: heidi52 on November 30, 2011, 01:22:31 PM
Pouring rain last night, but has cleared up and is a beautiful sunny day. Just lovely, really.  :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 30, 2011, 02:48:55 PM
Rain, rain, go away!


we had 35mm of it yesterday >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: alec on November 30, 2011, 03:02:55 PM
The wind is rattling the windows up in Edinburgh tonight. Definitely not strolling weather.
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Post by: fire-fly on November 30, 2011, 03:17:24 PM
ITS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER HERE IN DOWNTOWN OZ, WHOOPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.  ;D ;D

But it is supposed to rain. I can live with that.  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 01, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
A little too cool outside unless you enjoy bundling up, I don't. Heat on indoors, so I'm staying indoors.

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Post by: fire-fly on December 01, 2011, 05:41:37 PM
Second day of summer and its cool and raining. Means Chrissy day will be hot and sunny. thats my prediction anyway.  :P :P
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Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2011, 03:16:24 AM
So far it's rather lovely. I was awake early due to a few niggly pains, which means I got to see the sun rising.  The sky has a thin white overcast, which was enough to turn the rising sun into a dull red ball as it cleared the rooftops and shone through the trees.

But within the first ten minutes it passed through golden fire and is now almost white.  I've seen glowing white-hot metal in the forge which is almost the same colour.  It's certainly uncomfortable to look at directly now, as opposed to a few minutes ago, but a quick glance as it rises behind the trees, with the branches filtering out most of the light is okay.

Temperature is high fifties (F) and there are still a few odd traces of frost in the more shadowed areas of the front garden.

It will probably feel nice and 'brisk' when I go out to fill the bird feeder in a short while.   Maybe a good time to sit in the doorway for a while, with a steaming mug and watch the birds come in to feed. 

In fact, that's what I'm going to do.  See, I can be decisive ;-)  Back later.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on December 02, 2011, 09:06:04 AM
Brrrrrr.

22F this morning at 4:30, it's warmed up to a balmy 27 since then.

Waiting for a little more warmth before I take the dogs for their daily.
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Post by: Laura H on December 02, 2011, 09:09:05 AM
Why the heck were you up at 4:30??
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 02, 2011, 11:39:03 AM
It's about an hour and a half until noon here and I haven't seen the sun yet. I have faith it has risen and is sharing its light somewhere, but not here.

My sky is a grayish blue (more gray than blue) and due to the overnight rain, everything is wet.

Glad there is nothing that can't wait that needs doing outside.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on December 02, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Crisp but sunny.

We have had so much wet weather this year its amazing.

The countryside, which at this time of the year, should be brown and dry, is lush and green.  ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 02, 2011, 04:21:00 PM
well we (finally) have a light dusting of snow on the ground. The weather bureau  is calling for daytime highs of 7 degrees celsius next week, with more (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry038.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2011, 04:31:23 PM
The countryside, which at this time of the year, should be brown and dry, is lush and green.  ;D

At least it shouldn't burn so easily.  Which may mean a few less night-time call-outs.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 02, 2011, 04:32:48 PM
Very true Gyp, looks really amazing at the moment.
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Post by: heidi52 on December 02, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
It's night time here and the sky is crystal clear. The stars are so near, I thought I could reach out and grab Orion's sword

or whatever that thing is dangling there  ;)

Got an app for my phone called "sky map" - hold it up and it shows the constellation you are looking at.  8)
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 02, 2011, 08:25:21 PM
It's night time here and the sky is crystal clear. The stars are so near, I thought I could reach out and grab Orion's sword

or whatever that thing is dangling there  ;)

Got an app for my phone called "sky map" - hold it up and it shows the constellation you are looking at.  8)
I had it installed but theres to much light pollution where I live..
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Post by: Andrewf on December 05, 2011, 04:31:20 AM
We got our first snow of the season this morning...   ;D

Is 2c (35.6f) here
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Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2011, 04:38:13 AM
Its not too far off snowing here in Oz mate, brrr for some unknown reason.  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2011, 04:42:07 AM
Frost in the roofs opposite at around 7am.  All gone by 8 am.  (The frost, not the roofs.  If only...)

Thin overcast, fighting with a silvery sun.

My room temperature, 56 F.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2011, 04:43:27 AM
Gyp it was the coldest day in 50 years in Oz today. 2'C in the Blue Mountains, unheard of.  :o
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Post by: Ken100 on December 05, 2011, 04:44:12 AM
Frost in the roofs opposite at around 7am.  All gone by 8 am.  (The frost, not the roofs.  If only...)

Thin overcast, fighting with a silvery sun.

My room temperature, 56 F.

Gyppo

Where do you live? It's still frosty here!! And there was ice on the velux window in the loft. :(
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Post by: Andrewf on December 05, 2011, 04:49:01 AM
Gyp it was the coldest day in 50 years in Oz today. 2'C in the Blue Mountains, unheard of.  :o

But that's not where you are FF...  so how cold is it where you are really??  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2011, 04:55:48 AM
 ::) ::)

We are just around the corner Andrews. Not far at all, as the crow flies and I am no crow before you jump on that one.

10'C here mate, might as well be 2'.

I had to wear a jumper.  :o

Have to break out the heated bra again soon.  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2011, 05:06:39 AM
Where do you live? It's still frosty here!! And there was ice on the velux window in the loft. :(

Serves you right for having a Velux window.  If it was just a blank expanse of tiles or roof lining you wouldn't have to see it from inside ;-)

I remember waking up in the caravan with ice on the inside of the windows where the condensation froze.  Amazing feathery patterns sometimes.  We used to open them, (hinged at the top), and scrape it off so it fell outside.  If we waited too long it would thaw and run down the walls inside, making the bedding damp.

Dad turned it into a game.  "Let's say thank you to Jack Frost for the pretty pictures he drew us last night, and then clean them off so he can do some more tonight."  Then we would warm our frozen little fingers at the stove while Mum dished out crumpets or toast.

When Sis and I were little we really thought of Jack Frost as a real person.  The chilly fingers seemed a fair exchange for the feathery 'ice ferns' on the windows.

We weren't so tolerant of him when he got a bit carried away and froze our water tank one really cold night.  Dad had to take the kettle and a couple of pans to the stand-pipe and the water straight from the tap was so cold it brought tears to your eyes if you stuck a finger into it.

I remember one winter was so cold 'the men' talked the site owner in to leaving the stand pipe running gently overnight so it wouldn't freeze.  In the morning the water was still flowing, even though there was  long 'beard' of ice hanging from the tap, but the sloping concrete base around the tap leading to the drain was like an ice rink.

It's making me shiver, recalling this.  Quite seriously.

Gyppo    
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Post by: Ken100 on December 05, 2011, 06:35:00 AM
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Serves you right for having a Velux window.  If it was just a blank expanse of tiles or roof lining you wouldn't have to see it from inside ;-)
Bu then our bathroom wouldn't get any light! ;)

I also remember tales of Jack Frost as a boy. We used to have ice crawling up the inside of our windows in the kitchen. I remember sitting at the table eating my breakfast, whilst my Dad told me Jack Frost had been to visit in the night.

Oh, the joys of central heating now! :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 05, 2011, 04:58:34 PM
Everything is wet and either slick or soggy, depending on the surface. When I step outside, believe me, I am super careful. It's a scary feeling to feel your walking stick lose traction even if both feet are firmly planted at the time.

Even so, I'll not complain about the rain we've been having. We're still somewhere around 16 or 17 inches behind our yearly average.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2011, 05:03:14 PM
Alice is it slippery because of lack of rain mate and what it needs to wash away?

Its not raining here today but it is threatening.

Not cold that's the main thing.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 05, 2011, 07:27:53 PM
Alice is it slippery because of lack of rain mate and what it needs to wash away?

Its not raining here today but it is threatening.

Not cold that's the main thing.

Nope. It's slippery because who ever the idiot was that built this house smoothed the cement front porch, the patio, sidewalks and the driveway like the surface of glass. When it's dry, no problem. But the last couple of weeks we've had just enough moisture to make them as slippery as a soapy glass.

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Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
Ow mate, that is a problem for sure.

Is there anything you could paint on from the hardware store that may stop that slip?
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Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2011, 08:45:42 PM
If it had just been the step I was going to suggest the grippy stuff they use on ships' gangplanks.  A bit like skateboard grip tape.

Some of the anti-slip floor paints are amazing, but so, quite often, is the price.   I had a painful encounter with anti-slip floor coverings when fighting in a TV studio.  We were used to sliding around on outdoor surfaces, and although your feet don't 'stick' to an anti-slip floor they sure as hell don't slide.

Gyppo   
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 06, 2011, 05:11:23 PM
Nope. It's slippery because who ever the idiot was that built this house smoothed the cement front porch, the patio, sidewalks and the driveway like the surface of glass. When it's dry, no problem. But the last couple of weeks we've had just enough moisture to make them as slippery as a soapy glass.


Obviously they failed to take the moisture into consideration ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on December 06, 2011, 10:18:11 PM
Wet.  ???
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Post by: Lin on December 07, 2011, 03:39:53 AM
crappy horrid windy cold,  bit sunny at the moment but not by much - the sun didn't rise until well after 8.30am here in Holland.  What horrid dark morning it was.  Didn't want to get out of bed.  Got the dreaded ironing to do - oh what a gay day!  (Gosh it's a long time since I've used that - I wonder why?)

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2011, 07:50:04 AM
Sunny, bright, windy and cold.  Not many leaves left on the hedge now, apart from the evergreen Holly which is extra thick and bushy this year.  Most of the chaps working on the bungalows opposite have their jackets done up today, or are wearing fleece hoodies with the hood up.  Seeing as most of them are quite hardy souls this is a sign that winter is starting to bite.

Gyppo
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Post by: millsja on December 07, 2011, 11:10:53 AM
Here in Boulder, Colorado, we have just settled into our real winter ... that's the few weeks of the year that it feels really cold.  I suppose it was about 15 degrees this morning. Should reach about 35 with lots of sun.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 07, 2011, 01:48:43 PM
Wet.  ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 07, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
Well the rains finally Fucked off left... Weathers supposed to be chilly tomorrow but the sun will be out :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 07, 2011, 07:15:57 PM
Dark too early, cold enough that a jacket is called for but it doesn't seem to stop the men and big machines working on the street in front of the house. They were still at it, making all kinds of racket until after 9:00 last night and it was even colder then.
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Post by: herron on December 08, 2011, 11:22:14 AM
Cold
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Post by: Gyppo on December 08, 2011, 11:38:00 AM
Wet.  And now it's wet and dark.

I've checked out the fridge and I don't need to go shopping for food.  So I'll stay in today.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2011, 04:54:51 PM
Sunny, wooooo hoooo, about time.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 08, 2011, 05:11:52 PM
Still wet and blowing half a gale.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 09, 2011, 07:21:24 AM
The moon is still fighting for the sky, so the snow is all glowy and diamond-sparkled. Quite pretty, very cold.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 09, 2011, 09:26:39 AM
Grey and dull, but what the hell ;-)
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Post by: millsja on December 09, 2011, 09:30:24 AM
Ernie pushed his bicycle through the snow.
On it was his camping gear.
It took longer to break camp this morning.
His rear tire was in a puddle last night.
It froze up pretty good.
Now a chunk of ice scrapes the fender once each orbit.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 10, 2011, 12:23:45 AM
Snowing....
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Post by: fire-fly on December 10, 2011, 02:01:41 AM
Wow it looks a lot like rain mate.  :)

Its not hot but its not raining either. Bonus day in the tropics.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2011, 03:57:24 AM
Crispy frost all over the place.  Still on the rooftops at 9am. (The frost, not me.) 
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Post by: millsja on December 10, 2011, 09:35:31 AM
Ernie couldn't take that scraping sound.
It was just a single chunk of ice.
And it only hit the fender once each orbit of the wheel.
But Ernie was cold and still blocks from the Cafe Milano.
He pulled his hat over his ears to block out the sound,
and pushed his bike farther through the snow.
Just two blocks to go ...
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Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2011, 09:46:23 AM
Getting colder as the day wears on.  Even without any wind out there to amplify it.

Room temperature is now just 55F, but will probably get colder once the daylight goes.

I think I may resort to a blanket 'curtain' hanging over the blinds to trap the heat a bit better when I'm finally forced to turn the heating on.

I'll have to hang the trio of glass 'Witch Balls' somewhere else for a while, but that's not a major problem.  I'm more likely to have my typing fingers stiffened by the cold than a hex laid upon me by some misguided witch who should know better ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 10, 2011, 10:00:24 AM
naked trees
on brilliant grounds
winter's here
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Post by: herron on December 10, 2011, 03:09:38 PM
Cold. 17oF
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 10, 2011, 06:32:54 PM
Suppose tp be a Lunar  Eclipse around 11:30 in Texas tonight but unless some of the clouds that have kept my sky gray all day vanishes, I doubt I'll be able to see it.  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2011, 06:57:23 PM
The gods are often selfish with lunar eclipses and keep them to themselves by casting their cloaks across the sky to deprive we mere mortals.
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Post by: millsja on December 10, 2011, 07:13:27 PM
What's the time zone in Texas?
Central?
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Post by: millsja on December 10, 2011, 07:26:53 PM
What is that ... in the snow?
Ernie's eye strained to make it out as he pushed his bicycle ahead.
His wheels sliding more than turning.
Whatever it was ....
It was red.


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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 10, 2011, 07:47:01 PM
What's the time zone in Texas?
Central?

Central Time Zone
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 10, 2011, 08:14:11 PM
Cold. 17oF
yikes, that is cold :(.... Soon the temp here will drop to -4 f
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Post by: millsja on December 10, 2011, 09:04:38 PM
Thanks,
I'm in mountain, but I don't know if its visible from Boulder.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 11, 2011, 03:41:00 AM
Thin grey overcast, no wind at all, a bit nippy but nothing like the last couple of days.  No frosty rooftops.

If it wasn't for the background motorway noise I think it would be one of those very quiet mornings where it feels as if the world is waiting for something to happen.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 11, 2011, 09:25:19 AM
Seems the same way over here, Gyppo. Even the wind is holding its breath.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 11, 2011, 03:03:23 PM
Wet!!  ???

Santa won't make it here I am telling you guys. He will think its another part of the world he has already visited and fly straight over.

Dammit, I have been a good girl all year, as you would all know.  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on December 11, 2011, 05:38:39 PM
From about 10 am it settled in to rain and has only just stopped.  The sky is still full of low cloud, although the moon is doing its best to show through.  I went for a short stroll down the path to look at the moon and the stillness is back again.  It's a bit uncanny.
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Post by: Laura H on December 11, 2011, 08:51:07 PM
You folks need to move to Memphis.  It was a chilly 50 degrees F today, with the sun shining in a clear, blue sky.  Want me to hook you up with a real estate agent?
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Post by: Gyppo on December 12, 2011, 05:26:35 AM
Sunny, washed-out watercolour blue sky with patches of semi-see-through cloud which look almost apologetic for being there.  Fresh, as opposed to truly cold.  Room temperature has eased back up to 60 F after the overnight cooling.

Sunlight is silvery, rather than golden.  Like an ultrabright moon.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 12, 2011, 09:41:54 AM
I can see some blue in the sky this morning - nice change. The temp is a doable 56 F, will drop again tonight, but for now I can venture out without a jacket - which is great.  ;D
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Post by: millsja on December 12, 2011, 09:56:13 AM
As Ernie focused on the red stain, his pace slowed down.
It's bright glow against the snow made him think of chiaroscuro.
What is that? he thought.
Is that blood? Where did it come from?
Ernie looked around, but there were no other tracks in the snow.
Then, he looked up.
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Post by: Lin on December 12, 2011, 01:46:49 PM
The hurricane hasn't arrived yet.  Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye - cheerio, here I go - oh there goes the house and the cat and the rabbit...
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Post by: fire-fly on December 12, 2011, 02:21:45 PM
Wet.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 12, 2011, 03:38:02 PM
Non stop rain and a lashing wind since around 3pm.

I was having a little nap, having gone to sleep in the sunshine, only to be rudely awoken by the machine-gun rattle of big splashy raindrops hammering against the window.  Glad I closed it before nodding off ;-)

The wind is npow blowing along the street, rather than slamming straight onto the front of my house.

I've just put our wheelie bin out for tomorrow morning's collection.  Hope it's still there when the bin men arrive.

The hurricane hasn't arrived yet.  Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye

"Somewhere, over the Rainbow..."

Gyppo
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Post by: McWawa on December 12, 2011, 03:52:05 PM

Predicted force 10 winds from the south west up the Channel.  A Hurricane is a force 12, so you're safe from a full blown  hurricane so far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale)
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Post by: McWawa on December 12, 2011, 04:06:17 PM


The wind is npow blowing along the street, rather than slamming straight onto the front of my house.

I've just put our wheelie bin out for tomorrow morning's collection.  Hope it's still there when the bin men arrive.
"Somewhere, over the Rainbow..."

Gyppo



(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3312689970_39dcfc5b46.jpg)      :)
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Post by: Gyppo on December 12, 2011, 04:45:03 PM
Nice one ;-)  It's even the right colour.
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Post by: heidi52 on December 12, 2011, 04:51:36 PM
Clear and cold. But not nearly cold as it could/should be for this time of the year. Had a record setting warm November and until a few days ago December was an encore. Rain in the forecast but no snow.

Yay! White Christmases are sooooo overrated...  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 12, 2011, 06:31:57 PM
snows all melted :'( :'(. Its 7c right now ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2011, 01:29:20 AM
It's so wet even the fish down at the river are building an Ark.  Absolutely still air, so the rain is flling straight down and not hammering the windows, but there's a steady gurgle from the gutters and downpipes.

It's now nearly 6-30 am.  Having woken up an hour and a half ago I'm going back to bed now.  Before the contractor's arrive and start sloshing around in the running stream which used to be the alleyway alongside my house.

I won't have to feed the birds this morning, there'll be half-drowned worms everwhere.

Gyppo
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Post by: sincerely_anna on December 16, 2011, 03:56:49 PM
I'm worried that we won't have a white Christmas. I should be grateful that I can even worry about this, since so many places never get to have snowy Christmas days, but I live in Minnesota, US so I'm going to be a little selfish and pray for snow :)
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Post by: cmb on December 16, 2011, 03:59:38 PM
Cold and wet, but I don't mind. I'm warm and dry inside.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on December 16, 2011, 04:01:32 PM
We never have snowy Xmas days Anna but this year could break all the rules. Its been so goddam chilly here for the middle of summer. My tomates have given up and not grown, herbs are dying and the dogs spend all day in bed depressed.  ???

But today there is a glimpse of sun and the weather forcasters say summer will hit at the end of January, just in time for Autumn.  :D :D
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Post by: heidi52 on December 16, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
Anna, please keep all the snow in Minnesota for yourself, dear. 

We are having unseasonably warm temps, 40F today, even though the wind makes it feel colder. But no snow and the ground isn't even frozen yet. The grass is still green.  ;D

After last winter when the snow came the first of November and lasted until April, my big Christmas wish is NO SNOW!!!
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 16, 2011, 05:56:38 PM
 :'( :'( :'( It's gonna be a green christmas  :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 16, 2011, 06:59:04 PM
:'( :'( :'( It's gonna be a green christmas  :'( :'( :'(

A green Christmas would suit me just fine, but I get the feeling its going to be brown instead.

The weather this year has confused all the grown things around here so much they don't seem to know if they're coming or going.

With our super dry summer and water rationing, I did very little water outdoors, only for special plants.

My pecan trees didn't bother to bloom at the usual time. Instead they chose to do so when the temps. went down a bit. Even managed to put out tiny little green pecans which proceeded to dry up and fall off the trees. Even the birds turned their beaks up at them.

Now we've been having rains and at times, heavy winds and my driveway and yard are covered with slightly green leaves, still on small limbs that need racking, but I'm expecting more to be added to the mix. So I'll wait a bit before requesting the aid of one of my sons.  ;)
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Post by: herron on December 16, 2011, 09:18:20 PM
I wish it would make up its mind. It was 17oF three days ago. It went up to 50o yesterday. High today was 32o. They are predicting snow for Sunday. Not much, but it doesn't take much to make drivers crazy around here. You'd think they had never seen the stuff before.

I'd like to see a dusting for Christmas. Things always look nice in the snow (as long as you're not driving in it). Can't trust the weathercasters, though. It's the only job I know where you can be wrong the majority of the time and still get paid.

They would do better to stick their heads out the window to see what it's doing...but that might mess up their makeup. ::)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 17, 2011, 08:08:38 AM
-18 today, the grass refuses to bend any long and the air is still. Good thing, 'cause wind would dip it even further.

But the sky is clear and blue, so all good. :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 17, 2011, 03:30:48 PM
There's no snow on the ground but it's -9c wtf  >:(
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Post by: Sunset on December 17, 2011, 03:55:13 PM
Not very cold for this time of the year, but alot of rain.


Sunset
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Post by: fire-fly on December 17, 2011, 04:09:31 PM
Cloudy, the rain is coming but I can still wear shorts and a tshirt so lifes good.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 17, 2011, 05:33:45 PM
Dark, cool but not finger-tingling cold, and enough cloud up there to hide the stars and the moon.
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Post by: thatollie on December 17, 2011, 07:31:21 PM
It was snowing when I got off the train yesterday, it snowed some more today. It's not settling . . . yet.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 17, 2011, 08:22:06 PM
First snow to stick...but it'll melt by next week :-[
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Post by: Gyppo on December 17, 2011, 08:51:48 PM
I don't want any snow before Tuesday.  It might mess up transport to the funeral.  But once we're back home the weather can do what it damned well likes.
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Post by: thatollie on December 17, 2011, 08:57:25 PM
My parents get home on Monday, I hope the snow holds off until then.
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Post by: Don on December 17, 2011, 09:06:59 PM
The week before Halloween, we had snow. Fourteen inches of the heavy wet stuff. Too much for the trees that still had all their leaves and we lost what appears to be every other tree. It was gone in a day.

Two days ago, it was 51 degrees F (11 C) at midnight. Palm trees were popping up all over beautiful downtown Connecticut. Today was 45F and sunny. This is the year of odd weather.

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Post by: heidi52 on December 18, 2011, 04:43:30 PM
Wow Don, I'm just a couple hundred miles from you at most and it never got above 32 here today. Cold as a witch's you-know-what after all the balmy weather we have been having.

But appropriate for this time of year. Way I look at it, except for that week before Halloween, Winter is 4 weeks shorter than normal. Of course we may make up for it on the other end, but I am ever the optimist...
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Post by: fire-fly on December 18, 2011, 05:02:29 PM
Still cloudy here and rain threatening. Supposed to be a wet Xmas and that sucks but oh well, might make an easier arvos sleep on that full belly.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 18, 2011, 05:04:12 PM
The sky is very high tonight.  Not a cloud in sight and the stars look far, far away.  Rather how I expect it to be this time of year.  Unlike Summer, when you can sometimes lay in a sleeping bag in the open countryside, away from streetlamps with their light pollution, and it feels as if the stars are near enough to just reach up and pluck one from the sky.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 19, 2011, 03:37:04 PM
 >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on December 19, 2011, 04:45:16 PM
Cloudy but dry for now.

It poured all night long though.

A wet Xmas day they are saying.  ???
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 20, 2011, 07:30:34 AM
Every time you mention the weather, it's rainy :P

Here it's cold cold and then some more cold.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 20, 2011, 10:04:32 AM
I feel asleep to the sound of rain on the roof, much like I did several nights before.

This morning I woke to bright sunlight, a welcome sight after days of gray-blue.

We've needed the rain, no two ways about that. But it's great to receive living proof that the sun is still alive and well.  ;D   
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Post by: TR on December 20, 2011, 12:15:42 PM
Weather is strange for Chicago . So far no real winter weather. We did get some snow but it melted. We had some 45 and 56 degrees days. Today they said rain showers and tomorrow calls for snow showers.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2011, 07:20:35 PM
'Straight down' rain again.  Not hitting the windows.  Quite fine, but a lot of it.

This is getting a bit regular.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 20, 2011, 11:17:31 PM
Overcast and humid.

All my herbs have died from too much water and the tomatoes didn't fruit.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2011, 03:35:39 AM
Still bloody raining ;-)

The birds on the feeder are carrying little umbrellas, and either we had a child in the garden last night or the visiting fox is wearing small Wellies.
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Post by: Andrewf on December 21, 2011, 04:52:20 AM
Foggy...

Visibility down to about 2 lampposts  :)
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Post by: ma100 on December 21, 2011, 04:55:01 AM
Raining again, we'll need boats to get around soon. :(
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Post by: fire-fly on December 21, 2011, 07:20:36 AM
 :o :o :o

Blimey don't you lot be floating down here to the Land of Milk and Honey, theres enough of you here already.  ::)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 21, 2011, 07:22:28 AM
So cold even my goosebumps put on hats :(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 21, 2011, 10:46:32 AM
Thanks to the sun's visit yesterday, the road workers and their noisy machines are back this morning. But if the weatherman's predictions are correct, the rain will be back shortly and the workers will be experiencing more 'rain days' off over the holidays.

I refuse to complain about the rain since we still have lakes that need filling.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 21, 2011, 03:44:53 PM
Cloudy again but dry.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on January 09, 2012, 05:35:24 AM
Yesterday, it poured so hard that we all stayed inside all day in our pyjamas watching DVDs. Somehow I managed to be the one in the lounge watching age-appropriate movies with my five-year-old, while my miss nearly-three watched Blue's Clues etc on the portable DVD player, and my partner downloaded grown-up programmes on the laptop! Hmmm.

Today, however, was fine and sunny and reminiscent of the Summer we are supposed to be having. The duckpond out the back is still there, though.

I'm sick of rain! 2011 was soooo wet. Can I hope for better in 2012?

K
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Post by: fire-fly on January 09, 2012, 05:38:22 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

I'm hearin ya Woody, Oz is the same mate.

Better than drought for us though I have to say.

The humidity here is doing my head in. Heat has no effect on me but humidity, grrrrr.

Yesterday was hot, overcast and humid.

Today, overcast, mild and humid.

Its just not normal is it mate.  ???
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on January 09, 2012, 05:52:48 AM
I heard there's a La Nina weather pattern hanging around somewhere, and that brings us more rain.

I don't actually mind the humidity, if it isn't actually raining or totally overcast. So long as it stays warm enough to wear my Summer clothes!
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Post by: fire-fly on January 09, 2012, 06:10:42 AM
Went to a job in our garb yesterday, thought I was going to die.  :D :D
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Post by: ma100 on January 09, 2012, 06:13:36 AM
It's been the mildest winter I've ever been through here. Lots of gales and rain, one frost and one snow shower.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 09, 2012, 06:17:42 AM
  8) 8)

We may be changing places mate.

 :o :o

Ye gads, I don't want to freeze my freckle off in winter, I must flee.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2012, 10:12:59 AM
Grey and 'orrible.

When I woke up the sun was shining, the sky was blue, with just a few fluffy white clouds.  I lay there for a while, basking in the sun coming through the glass, like an old tomcat on a sunny shed roof.

But as soon as I got up the weather took a dramatic turn fopr the worse.  Maybe I should have stayed in bed.  Wonder if I could get a government grant to research this phenomenon?

3:10 pm and I've had to put the lights on in my room because it's so damned gloomy. 
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 09, 2012, 11:04:01 AM
We're getting some much needed rain and I love it. Like the sound of rain on the roof, even like the sound of it dripping off the roof.  ;)

But we didn't get our share of rain last year, hoping this year will be different, that our lakes will reach the full stage.

Our temps haven't been all that cold so far since winter showed up. Most of the time when I've ventured out I've only needed a very light jacket. Sometimes not even that.

I prefer the summer time, but I can live with this just fine.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 09, 2012, 11:51:50 AM
Big change from last week when it was -17c, it feels like -2c right now
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Post by: fire-fly on January 09, 2012, 05:59:43 PM
Hot and sunny today, nice for a change.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on January 13, 2012, 05:08:46 PM
Went to a job in our garb yesterday, thought I was going to die.  :D :D

Not the kind of Summer clothes I was referring to!  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2012, 06:20:20 PM
Very dark, but with a big old moon.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 13, 2012, 07:48:55 PM
Humid, cloudy but hot.
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Post by: trev on January 14, 2012, 08:36:43 AM

I haven't seen a single brass monkey. That should explain the weather here.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 14, 2012, 08:39:51 AM
-25 in clear blue. There is a mound of snow at the end of my driveway which can wait til Spring if need be.
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Post by: herron on January 14, 2012, 10:42:42 AM
Snowing for two days now.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 14, 2012, 11:12:46 AM
It's Frigging COLD  >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: Gyppo on January 14, 2012, 11:13:53 AM
Greyish, but what the hell, I'm happy today.  Clouds like this yesterday would have put me in a throat-cutting mood.

I haven't seen a single brass monkey. That should explain the weather here.

Trev:  I saw a group of ragged and barefoot welders crying their eyes out down town.  It seems the unseasonable lack of brass monkeys needing their balls re-attached has driven some of them to the brink of bankruptcy.
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Post by: trev on January 16, 2012, 08:02:56 AM


 ;D  ;D  ;D
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Post by: heidi52 on January 16, 2012, 08:16:16 AM
Like Frank said. Yesterday temps never got above 15 degrees F. Then it got colder.

But supposed to warm up and snow, that will feel better.  :)

It was so cold I saw a chicken with a capon.  ::)
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Post by: trev on January 16, 2012, 08:27:49 AM

Capon. I like that.   ;D  ;D

I have been working in the garage all morning, bloody hell it's cold, I only realised just how cold it was when I came in for a cup of tea.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2012, 12:18:24 PM
It felt cold in my room, so I checked and it's 60 F.  This doesn't normally feel cold to the old polar bear, but I am a bit run down just lately so that's probably not helping.

I'll put the heater on for a while when I settle down to some serious typing later this evening.

Right now I'm still dressed for outdoors, having just come back from a foraging trip to replenish the fridge.

Gyppo
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 16, 2012, 12:52:06 PM
Nice and sunny...The weathers supposed to warm up to +1celsius tomorrow before plummeting to -12
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Post by: BurgundyGran on January 16, 2012, 01:04:33 PM
It was minus 9 this morning and it certainly hasn't improved much during the day  :o

This is the Morvan park and it gets either very hot or very cold here.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 16, 2012, 01:09:59 PM
Cloudy and a little gloomy looking, but it is starting to warm up; which I like. In fact the prediction for the coming week showed the temp. in the 60 and 70 F range.  ;D

I wish that meant I had slept until Spring, but I fear there will be more cold to come.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2012, 03:13:03 PM
Hot and sunny out there today. I have to drive up the valley this morning and thats always 4 or 5 degrees warmer.

Clouds will roll in by luch though, they always do.
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Post by: Vienna on January 17, 2012, 03:15:05 AM
The first snow of this winter has reached Vienna. I thought we would escape without it but over night about 6 inches. Still snowing. Perhaps a spot of cross-country skiing is on the cards later today.
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Post by: trev on January 17, 2012, 04:41:49 AM

Where about is Morvan Park Burgundy?
FF our closest valley is in Wales where it usually rains.
Vienna how ya keeping our kid? apart from enjoying the skiing.
Gyp, I don't know how you can type with cold hands, mind you I have a problem typing best of times.

Just getting ready to drive into the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, before visiting somebody in nick. A strange combination really.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2012, 06:29:18 AM
Gyp, I don't know how you can type with cold hands, mind you I have a problem typing best of times.

I have been known to wear fingerless mittens on very cold occasions, like some impoverished clerk in a Victorian counting house.  It's not ideal, but better than not typing at all.  The family call them my 'Scrooge' mittens.  I used to use them when delivering mail on really cold days as well, but in that line of business the walking/cycling keeps the blood flowing to the extremities anyway.

56 F in my room today but it doesn't feel chilly.  A decent night's sleep makes a difference ;-)

Our Postie has just trotted by wearing shorts and shirt.  They're a hardy breed ;-)

Gyppo

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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 17, 2012, 06:48:37 AM
Lots of snow falling, but it's warm at least.

:)

Big snow always proceeds big-pile-at-end-of-driveway, so I'm not too happy about that.
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Post by: heidi52 on January 17, 2012, 06:50:03 AM
It's snowing, it's lovely.

Mainly cuz it's not deep enough to have to shovel!
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 17, 2012, 06:52:41 AM
I'll send you more, iffn you want to use a shovel, Heidi :P
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Post by: heidi52 on January 17, 2012, 08:03:51 AM
How kind!  ::)

But I'll pass, I know you use all of yours for sledding adventures, wouldn't want you to run low.

Compared to last year I estimate I have at least 20 days, where I didn't have to spend the entire day snowblowing and shoveling.

Too bad I don't have anything to show for all that time off, eh?
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Post by: fire-fly on January 17, 2012, 03:40:26 PM
Hot and cloudy today. Might spend it in the pool.  :D
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 18, 2012, 07:58:19 AM
So cold even the sun had troubles getting up. :(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 18, 2012, 02:16:19 PM
Oz has finally come through. We now officially have Summer.  :D

I can now whinge about how hot it is.  ::) ::)
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Post by: trev on January 19, 2012, 07:56:27 AM

The sun is shinning through big fluffy clouds, not so cold today.
How can you stand being so hot all the time FF, not you per-se, I was thinking of the weather.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 19, 2012, 07:58:22 AM
Just used to it mate, like you are to the cold. Oh we do the odd whinge, I had two air cons pumping all day, didn't kick the third one in and all the fans.  ::) ::)

Gunna be hot again tomorrow and come winter, we will head north and chase the sun for a month in the middle.  ;D ;D
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Post by: trev on January 19, 2012, 08:20:16 AM

I quite like the frost and cold weather, being born in February may have something to do with it.

The hottest I had to encountered was 54 degrees on an Ireland off the Indian coast
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Post by: fire-fly on January 19, 2012, 08:22:06 AM
Ahh see I was born in March and thats not far from our winter. I do enjoy the colder weather but in small doses. My dogs hate it.
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Post by: herron on January 19, 2012, 10:47:54 AM
Snowing here...again.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2012, 01:43:32 PM
Wet and grey.  Proper English weather ;-)

It stopped drizzling in the middle of the day so I dashed down town to sort some stuff out with the bank, but it was raining again before I got home.  A productive half an hour though in the Hallowed Halls Of Wealth.  Ditched a few 'no longer really necessary' Direct Debits, and switched to a cheaper account.  About 25 a month better off now.  Even if the earnest young man I spoke to did have a haircut like a baby's bottle brush ;-).

Should have done it a couple of years ago.

Next time I go in I must remember to thank the lass behind the counter who gently bullied me into thinking about changing accounts.

"We don't even do this account any more, apart from supporting the existing ones.  We have several much better deals available now.  Shall I see if someone can discuss it with you now?  Rather than put it off until next time."  See the subtle psychology at work?
  
Gyppo
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 21, 2012, 05:57:55 AM
Cold enough to make the star twinkle.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2012, 05:37:19 PM
Hot and stormy in downtown Oz. Had a good bit of thunder etc, much to the disgust of my faithful hounds.

No rain, just all froth and bubble so far.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 22, 2012, 08:25:51 AM
Freezing rain and then rain, and then snow, and then cold til June.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 22, 2012, 09:01:06 AM
Apparently the sun has come up. Can't see it but the sky is now gray rather than deep in a cave black.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 22, 2012, 09:09:25 AM
We also have the hidden sun syndrome.  Plenty of light and quite a mild temperature, but the light and heat is being filtered through grey.  A bit like the light from those led lamps, which always seems a bit 'thin' compared to old incandescent bulbs  They may be ultra bright if you look at them dorectly, but the illumination when the light reaches something seems a bit washed out to me.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2012, 10:35:34 AM
Raining.
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Post by: Andrewf on February 04, 2012, 02:05:26 PM
It's snowing here, and has been for the past few hours.  Glad I'm in the warm looking out. :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 04, 2012, 03:28:57 PM
In a word . . . Weird!

Three days ago we were in the low 89's F. I had to turn the fans on.
The next day it was cooler but still comfortable.
Yesterday I had to turn the a/c on low.
Last night a storm blew through, rain pounding the roof and thunder rolling.
Today I have the heat on.

 ???

No real winter yet.
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Post by: Laura H on February 04, 2012, 04:29:17 PM
Similar weather over my way, Alice.  Highs in the 60's and low 70's.  Rain today.  Can't say I miss winter  :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 04, 2012, 04:34:25 PM
I don't mind missing winter either - just fear that Mother Nature will wake up and give us a load of it all at one time to make up for this light jacket if any, weather.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on February 04, 2012, 04:40:42 PM
Nippy, and damp.  A nasty combination, so it feels colder than it really is.
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Post by: drafty posh shark on February 04, 2012, 04:41:23 PM
Newcastle Upon tyne  ( Party City )  Minus 3 - snow  - but still most Geordies  out in t-shirts  as coats are for  softies .  That's how we know who the tourists are  
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Post by: Lin on February 05, 2012, 08:44:50 AM
Minus 7 here in Holland and colder in the south I think.  We came back from Cape Verde Islands on Thursday and the temperature fall was 37C.  We had it plus 23/ 25C in CV.  The trip was wonderful and we almost had part of the island to ourselves as many of the tourists had gone home that week.

If you want a winter holiday and something very different - try the island of Sal on Cape Verde - a great place to chill out - but make sure you get a hotel in town and not one of these all inclusive complexes.  We had a super place only 200 metres from the centre and it was fantastic.  The Odjo D'Agua Hotel is super.  Well recommended.  We stayed at the Porto Antigo Apartments but the bed wasn't nice, it was a very lumpy sofa bed otherwise very good accommodation.

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2012, 08:49:00 AM
Waiting for the snow.  Stocked up the food cupboard, two gas cylinders in reserve, two spare cartridges for the boiling ring.

All I need now is a pair of foot high platform sandals to keep my toes out of the white stuff when it arrives ;-)
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Post by: randi.lee on February 05, 2012, 09:08:46 AM
I live in New England and last year at this time we were buried under 16" of snow. This year it's been sunny and 45 since November.
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Post by: hedinsen on February 05, 2012, 11:52:22 AM
We got some snow here in Colorado Springs.  Made driving north to
Interquest Parkway at 5:30 am a bit tricky; usual fools caused accidents, nothing unusual.  Snow was melted by 3 pm!  But it was funny at lunch time, watching the news on the Weather Channel (we have a battery of wide screen TV's in the company cafeteria) make a hash out of the so-called "big one" as they referred to the storm that hit Colorado.  Denver got hit as usual, made it look worse than it really was.  The Weather Channel finally put Colorado Springs and Castle Rock on the map: Whoopee!  # # #
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Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2012, 02:13:50 PM
Still no snow here.

Gyppo
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Post by: hedinsen on February 05, 2012, 02:44:01 PM
Now that is a scary thought -- I know people here who live out east and have horse farms have been worried it was so dry.  A friend of mine, her husband and her own a horse farm near Calhan, CO (way out east) and she was happy for the moisture for her horses for the grass.  Hay alone costs $100.00 a bale now!  And I worry about gas at $2.95 a gal.  I'll take the $2.95 gal over the $100.00!  :-\ # # #
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Post by: Andrewf on February 05, 2012, 03:00:40 PM
Still no snow here.

Gyppo

I had to squeegee 3 inches (7.5cm) of the white stuff off my car this morning before I could go grocery shopping to stock up. :)
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Post by: Hugh on February 05, 2012, 04:10:40 PM
Daughter and granddaughter all excited that theres snow here in Suffolk. Walked across the fields to see the old folks and build a snowman.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 05, 2012, 04:42:32 PM
I don't mind missing winter either - just fear that Mother Nature will wake up and give us a load of it all at one time to make up for this light jacket if any, weather.  ;)
SHHHHHHHHHH >:( Don't jinx it!!! It's warm here right now -3c  8)
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Post by: funkytown1985 on February 10, 2012, 08:11:40 AM
Cold....even inside the house  ??? It is meant to reach 7 degrees later in the day a relative heatwave compared to the rest of the week, definitely time to pull the bikini out  :P
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Post by: Vienna on February 10, 2012, 08:21:20 AM
Sunny, clear blue sky and -10..............
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 10, 2012, 08:50:59 AM
Going down to -8 this weekend but warming up to -1 celsius all next week :)
normal temperatures for February are normally between -10 to -30...I LOVE GLOBAL WARMING LOL


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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 10, 2012, 10:12:15 AM
Snow. Normally that adds heat with clouds and all, but today Mother Nature decided to be frigid. A north wind does that. Wind scraping across tundras of snow can make for a chill.

That said, this year hasn't been bad at all. Not too much snow, a few blisters of cold, but also a few fine days-out-of-season. I give this a big Thumbs UP as winters go.

Global warming - It's a scary word but the world's seen it before many times. It always has been a globe of ice a few times also. Life comes and goes, but a rock is still a rock. Show vs Tell. :)

So, it's cold and snowy today.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2012, 02:08:25 PM
We had snow overnight.  Abut half an inch of the stuff.  At 6 am it looked quite pretty.  By 7 am it had been beaten into submission on the roads and run away down the drains.  By dinnertime most of it was gone except from shady places like behind my coal bunker.

Gyppo
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Post by: Andrewf on February 10, 2012, 02:42:31 PM
Snowy and cold...  was -6c driving home an hour ago and there are no clouds in the sky so it will be a double duvet night tonight.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on February 10, 2012, 05:07:34 PM
Shouldn't you guys have lots and lots of snow at this time of the year?

We should have lots and lots of hot but alas, none. Reaches about 28'C tops and rains most days.

I have to say, apart from the flooding, they country has looked amazing this summer.
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Post by: Lin on February 11, 2012, 05:48:09 AM
Last week I was in temperatures of 24C in Cape Verde Islands and now I'm into -11C this morning. Temp just gone up to -6C and very sunny and crisp.  The ice on the Nordhollands Canal  looks like shards of sparkling glass, where the canal boats have cracked it and sent it upwards.  It's quite beautiful, glinting in the sun.

We are having a party this evening, there are eight of us. Meeting the new girlfriend of my son for the first time!  Hubby was 60 last week whilst we were on Cape Verde.  So the family missed the event.  We will do it tonight instead.  Warm and cosy and plenty to eat and drink - I am doing a lamb roast on a bed of beans and spinach.  Cheesy potatoes, carrots, mint sauce for those who like it, and a mocca birthday tart, Dutch style, lots of cream. 

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2012, 06:28:08 AM
Sunny and fresh.
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Post by: thatollie on February 12, 2012, 05:36:41 AM
We had ourselves another snowfall in Norfolk, replacing the snow I mailed to Frogg.
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Post by: cmb on February 12, 2012, 07:16:39 AM
Freezing. I can hardly open my backdoor, and - which is worse - I cannot open the door to our shed wide enough to be able to squeeze through (and I'm thin!), meaning I can't feed my rabbit. I can only hope the hubby can yank that bloody door open a little bit wider, so I can get in, but he went to see his parents up north yesterday and hasn't come back yet. I'm really anxious for him to come back home now. My poor little rabbit...  :(
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Post by: fire-fly on February 12, 2012, 04:40:16 PM
Warm but overcast. Not hot or humid, rather pleasant really.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 12, 2012, 07:53:00 PM
It's not been above freezing for several days now.  The water for the birds freezes every night, so each morning I tip out the frozen block and stack it up on top of the frozen puddle in the bird bath.  It's a kind of ice sculpture ;-)
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Post by: thatollie on February 12, 2012, 07:54:04 PM
Our snow melted during the day. It's getting warmer.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 12, 2012, 08:02:11 PM
It's probably voodoo.  Insomnio probably felt sorry for the snow you sent her, wrapped it in a scarf, and gave it a hot cup of builders tea. You know what a soft touch she is. Which had a bad side effect on your current snow.  
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 12, 2012, 08:28:02 PM
They said it would be colder today and they were right - it was actually cold enough for sleet to form and fall to earth in quite. Had there been the appropriate music, it would have been like watching a dance.
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 12, 2012, 08:49:31 PM
Gonna be warmer than normal this week 8)

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Post by: fire-fly on February 12, 2012, 11:30:02 PM
Bejeebers Frank, that's ludicrous mate.  :o :o :o
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 13, 2012, 12:09:51 AM
Bejeebers Frank, that's ludicrous mate.  :o :o :o
Normal temps for this time of year are -12 to - 30  :o
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Post by: cmb on February 13, 2012, 02:05:56 AM
Snow. Not a lot of it yet, but the skies are white, so there will be more today, I figure.

At least the hubby is home again, and he can still open the door to the shed wide enough so we can feed the rabbit. That's a huge relief!  :)
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Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2012, 06:18:38 AM
It's definitely a little warmer today.  The ice sculpture on the bird bath is still there, but perhaps it's days are numbered.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 13, 2012, 01:56:09 PM
Rained all night but clear skies today.

No summer this year.  ???
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Post by: herron on February 14, 2012, 04:34:28 PM
Cold and snowy.  :-\

Makes me glad I'm in Florida where it was sunny and 80 today.  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 14, 2012, 05:06:10 PM
A couple of days ago it was cold enough to sleet . . . and it did.

Today the high is predicted to be 71F and it's around 69F right now.  ;D

I can live with this kind of winter just fine. 
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Post by: Gyppo on February 14, 2012, 05:35:03 PM
When I woke up this morning the ice sculpture had gone and the bird bath had overflowed.  Today has been mild.  Not quite shirtsleeve weather, but near as dammit.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 14, 2012, 07:04:51 PM
Hot but overcast. Summer is over and it never hit 40' once I don't think.

Whats winter gunna do to us?

Lucky I am going away for the whole of July.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 14, 2012, 07:48:09 PM
It was sunny and +3 celsius today  8)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 17, 2012, 07:41:11 PM
It's snowmobile weather.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 17, 2012, 08:47:56 PM
Every time I post in here and say we have lovely weather, it turns to rain so I don't know if I want to tell you the sun has been shining for near a week now.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 17, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
T'was raining and +3 celsius, at least the rains will melt the snow
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 17, 2012, 08:54:30 PM
That's okay FF, we've got the rain now. Rain, chilly weather and no sun to speak of.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 18, 2012, 07:03:25 AM
Sunny, breezy, cloudy.  In a word, mixed.

Even the clouds between the blue gaps are mixed.  Fluffy wispy cirrus, thick 'wooly sheep' clouds, long drawn our grey clouds, and some small dark black ones to complete the picture.

Indecisive, or what?

Edit:  the missing ingredient, Rain, turned up about an hour after I typed this ;-)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 18, 2012, 03:51:31 PM
Huge, loud thunderstorm in the early AM. One thunder clap sounds much as I would expect to hear if a small plane exploded above my house. Lots of rain along with all the noise.

Now the wind is resting, nothing outdoors moving at all. The sky is a light gray with a few slightly darker gray clouds hanging in place as if hung on a hook.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 18, 2012, 04:28:06 PM
Fine and sunny now but after I posted yesterday, you guessed it, it rained.  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on February 18, 2012, 04:34:59 PM
The sky is a light gray with a few slightly darker gray clouds hanging in place as if hung on a hook.

Love the 'hung on a hook' description.

We've had thunder rumbling around in the distance, but not near enough to see even a trace of lightning.  Like distant artillery fire.  Quite unsettling.  Would prefer it if I could see a flash or two as well.

Gyppo 
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 18, 2012, 04:36:12 PM
Fine and sunny now but after I posted yesterday, you guessed it, it rained.  :P


You were looking for summer, I was looking for winter. Isn't that a bit odd??
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Post by: fire-fly on February 18, 2012, 05:25:54 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Only if you live on your side of the planet mate, its the norm over 'ere.  :P
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Post by: thatollie on February 18, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
It rained on my head today.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 18, 2012, 06:36:14 PM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 19, 2012, 11:53:22 AM
Its -4, but sunny :)


I wonder if Ollie will bud now  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on February 19, 2012, 03:23:19 PM
Chilly.  Threatening rain all day.  But some gorgeous duck egg blue sky in between the black clouds.  It never actually rained.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 19, 2012, 03:43:46 PM
Looks very nice from my kitchen window. I haven't stepped into all day. Why ruin a good picture window after all. :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 19, 2012, 03:47:19 PM
Gonna be way above average this week :o 8)

left click to enlarge(I wish I could enlarge other things by clicking  ;))

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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 19, 2012, 03:48:24 PM
Suck it up, city-boy :P
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Post by: fire-fly on February 19, 2012, 03:59:29 PM
 :D :D

Beautiful and sunny here in downtown Oz, but not so through the night.

It bucketed down, flooding my carport and garage. The poor dogs wondered why they decided to live here in the first place.

My neighbour is in a rental and their driveway across the gutter has collapsed. This stops the natural flow of the water down the gutter resulting in a build up all along the street.

I rang the real estate AGAIN last week and told them I am taking civil action, its been going on for a year and so much has been damaged in our garage. They rang back an hour later and the owner has decided to fix it so fingers crossed, last night was the last time it will happen.
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 19, 2012, 04:01:49 PM
I thot Oz was just a big desert????
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Post by: fire-fly on February 19, 2012, 04:04:59 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

 Not quite Frank. We must be in the middle of one of those El-nino or what evers cause its wetter than wet here now. Almost tropical.
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 19, 2012, 04:08:38 PM
Um you mean el nina  :o which cools
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Post by: fire-fly on February 19, 2012, 04:11:01 PM
Ahhh, I never could keep up with those two girls. Is that the opposite to the dry one mate.  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 19, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
FF, El Nina is a weepy female and El-Nino is a male full of hot air.

 ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on February 19, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
 :D :D :D

Ok now I understand.
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Post by: Margarett on February 20, 2012, 02:30:39 AM
Changeable! Our weather here doesn't seem to know which season it is.

I think Mother Nature has a head cold or maybe has had a sunstroke. Perhaps she just feels like freezing the newest buds that line those naked branches. 70'F to 20'F in less than ten hours.. is this global warming/climate change..
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 23, 2012, 09:30:38 PM
Its gonna snow tomorrow  >:( This comic sums up how I feel  ;D ;D


(http://chzragecomics.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/rage-comics-winter-wonderland.png)
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Post by: fire-fly on February 24, 2012, 03:29:17 AM
Hot and sunny, so unusual.  8)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 24, 2012, 06:50:49 AM
Ha! I like that Frank.

It's sorta nice out. About -15 but clear.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 24, 2012, 06:54:49 AM
Dull and uninspiring.

(But I'll fight it off.)
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Post by: lekhok on February 24, 2012, 12:04:11 PM
Greetings to all our readers!
I live in Southeast England where it usually is not too severe as compared to the North of England and Scotland. However, with the universal change in weather patterns, the last two winters have been bloody awful. For the last two days it has been quite mild  - 11 degrees C yesterday and today (24th Feb 2012) around 16 Degrees C - as if we already are in Spring with clear blue skies ,fleeting clouds, slight winds, dry,  and sunny all day so far. Enjoying it while it lasts, because who knows what's round the corner. To convert to degrees Fahrenheit multiply (i)  by 9/5 then (ii) add 32. I leave this to your expertise !!! 
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 24, 2012, 03:53:48 PM
Greetings to all our readers!
I live in Southeast England where it usually is not too severe as compared to the North of England and Scotland. However, with the universal change in weather patterns, the last two winters have been bloody awful. For the last two days it has been quite mild  - 11 degrees C yesterday and today (24th Feb 2012) around 16 Degrees C - as if we already are in Spring with clear blue skies ,fleeting clouds, slight winds, dry,  and sunny all day so far. Enjoying it while it lasts, because who knows what's round the corner. To convert to degrees Fahrenheit multiply (i)  by 9/5 then (ii) add 32. I leave this to your expertise !!! 
hahaha poor sod its warmer in Ontario Canada  :)
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Post by: thatollie on February 25, 2012, 07:09:04 AM
There's a bright thing in sky. I don't know what it wants.
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Post by: WordBird on February 25, 2012, 10:23:35 AM
There's a bright thing in sky. I don't know what it wants.

Well if you find out, let me know. It's here too!
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Post by: thatollie on February 25, 2012, 10:24:25 AM
Oh god, it's on the move.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 25, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
It's here also. How is that even possible  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2012, 01:36:22 PM
It's not here.  Not now.  Bit it did float by for while earlier.

I think it may have been the mythological sun.  But I wouldn't bet my processor on it.
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Post by: thatollie on February 25, 2012, 01:37:03 PM
It's gone for now but who knows when it will come back to haunt me?
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Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2012, 01:42:30 PM
It may be back as early as 5-30 AM, but that's a bit unreasonable for a Sunday morning ;-)
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Post by: thatollie on February 25, 2012, 01:43:30 PM
I suspect it might have a lie in tomorrow.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 25, 2012, 03:28:19 PM
We have it too, rather shocking. But I do like it.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2012, 08:27:10 PM
Hell, it must be a global phenomenon.
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Post by: WordBird on February 26, 2012, 10:25:31 AM
It's back today. But yesterday about an hour after I posted, it moved out of the way for some white stuff to fall. Almost like he was flipping the clouds as blankets, and lent was falling from the sky.
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 26, 2012, 01:21:35 PM
its here today ;D
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 26, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
cold
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 26, 2012, 01:54:39 PM
My big round glowing ball keeps playing Peek a Boo with me.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2012, 04:03:24 PM
Mine will be today Alice, it doesn't know if its in or out at present.

Warmish though.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2012, 04:44:24 PM
When I went to the shops earlier, just after it got dark the sky was a beautifully even dark blue with a crescent moon and two stars, one either side of it.   It looked so lovely I called Mum out to have a look as well.

It didn't feel all that cold on my face and hands, but on the way back I copped a lungful of cold air and spent several minutes dealing with an asthma attack.  Bloody nuisance, because I was really enjoying myself until then..
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Post by: fire-fly on March 01, 2012, 03:17:31 PM
It is raining. Not hurtling down, just constant steady annoying wet soggy rain.

It has been doing this for days.....again.

Is this what Ireland feels like?  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 01, 2012, 04:15:46 PM
I wasn't paying much attention to it, but the day has been mild.

Cold enough in my room now for me to put the heater on for a while.  Then it will be too damned hot ;-)

Some people are never pleased.

Traditionally, if March comes in like a Lamb it goes out like a Lion.  And vice versa.  So today is Mother Nature trying to lure us into a sense of false security.

Gyppo
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 01, 2012, 05:43:38 PM
I wasn't paying much attention to it, but the day has been mild.

Cold enough in my room now for me to put the heater on for a while.  Then it will be too damned hot ;-)

Some people are never pleased.

Traditionally, if March comes in like a Lamb it goes out like a Lion.  And vice versa.  So today is Mother Nature trying to lure us into a sense of false security.

Gyppo

Funny you mention that...March came roaring in last night via  a snow squall >:(
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Post by: Sam Cooper on March 01, 2012, 07:54:34 PM
We are suppose to get a snowball in the face tomorrow, and then a water fight, and then snow and water duken' it out after that.

March - Roar!

I think we are on the same weather system, Frank.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 01, 2012, 08:49:17 PM
well, you'll get the brunt of the storm ;D


You did mention you live in a mining town so I figured either you meant Timmins or Sault Ste Marie. live that close to Lake ontario and you'll get the Lake-effect snow...
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Post by: wanzulfikri on March 02, 2012, 08:38:21 AM
In Malaysia, since it is located along the equator line- people kept complaining it is 'Hot! Hot! Hot!' The clouds seems to run away at one time and when it comes back, it rages with rain. Anyhow, it is a great time to sleep when it rains here in Malaysia. Cooling the body of past heats....
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Post by: thatollie on March 02, 2012, 12:15:04 PM
Foggy
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Post by: Laura H on March 02, 2012, 01:30:22 PM
WINDY
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Post by: Gyppo on March 02, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
Dark and deathly still.  But there's none of the pre-storm crackle in the air which sometimes comes with the great stillness.  Not a star in sight so there must be a thick layer of cloud up there. 
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Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2012, 04:04:10 PM
Flooding again.  ???
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Post by: DaVaun on March 06, 2012, 03:13:59 AM
Perfect weather, cloudless sky. Beautiful enough to make me weep over working nights to get my writing done. But then I get over it and get back to editing. lol!
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Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2012, 04:00:42 AM
Blue sky with just a few fluffy 'sheep' clouds.  Mild.  No wind to speak of.  Probably what the Met Office boys call 'still airs'. 

The garden birds love it.  Lots of chasing around going on.  The collared doves have already checked out the holly tree as a nesting site again.  We shall wait and see.  Sometimes they build half a nest, seem to settle down, and then 'her Ladyship' decides she'd prefer a nest in the back garden so poor old Daddy bird has to build another one.

Although we had the hedge hacked a week ago the holly is still plenty thick for security in the middle.

Gyppo
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Post by: Vienna on March 06, 2012, 08:32:08 AM
bloody awesome today, even more awesome than yesterday and that is saying something because yesterday was amazingly awesome in its awesomeness.
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Post by: thatollie on March 06, 2012, 11:38:19 AM
Yesterday was one of the wettest we've had this year. I was out all day and got the worst of it.

Today was great, blue skies and sunshine.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2012, 12:18:12 PM
I'm currently sat here in a short sleeved shirt and have both windows open.  In another half an hour or so the sun will have migrated to the back of the house and I'll probably have to shut the windows again.  The anti-histamine pill is taking care of the early pollen from the gently swaying hazel hedge.

Room temperature, just on sunlight alone with no other heating is currently 68 F.   I expect this to decline quite sharply in the next half an hour or so.

Life feels pretty good right now.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on March 07, 2012, 09:40:13 AM
Hi Gyppo I had to read this twice!  I wondered where the hell you had migrated to!LOL   We had no sun today it's raining cats and dogs as the Dutch people like to say in English. I am off to the podotherapist to try and get her to sort out my Achilles tendon.  Can't walk, can't eat because of a mouth infection due to a grain of muesli stuck in my gums, hubby is depressed, the weather is crap, what more can a woman want? 

Anyway coming back to good ol' blighty next week.  Lots of things to do - Yorkshire, then South Wales and then home again, (wherever that is these days)  I have to say that the Dutch honeymoon period got lost a few years ago now and all I want to do is retire to the UK in 4 years, 2 months and two weeks time.  Going to put the house up for sale in two years time, it might take all that time to sell!  Yeah I need some sun on me!  When I went to Cape Verde a few weeks ago it wasn't very sunny there either.  Holland is fine in the summer, but winter is so miserable, there is no scenery for me to look at. The tulips will be out in five weeks time- already the crocuses are filling the fields with colour. 

Enjoy the rest of your day

Lin x



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Post by: Gyppo on March 07, 2012, 01:09:06 PM
Hi Gyppo I had to read this twice!  I wondered where the hell you had migrated to!LOL 

I wondered myself.  Today the weather made up for it with cold rain from a miserable matt grey sky.   A few black thunderclouds would have relieved the mononotony, but they stayed away.  Just grey, grey, grey.

Gyppo
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 07, 2012, 01:45:34 PM
sunny and +12c 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 07, 2012, 05:46:04 PM
Rain, rain and some more rain in case we didn't see the other lots.  :D

Had a fire call at 3am and it was very brisk, starting to show the first signs of Autumn. Bloody chilly today, may have to shut a window soon.  ???
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Post by: herron on March 08, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
It's been unseasonably warm all winter. Only one snowfall of any significance, and now we're marching (no pun intended) into spring. Waiting to see if the solar flare yesterday produces an aurora at this latitude.  :)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 08, 2012, 06:19:08 PM
Wet yesterday, dry this morning, wet this arvo, wet tomorrow........ le sigh
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 09, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
Wet yesterday, dry this morning, wet this arvo, wet tomorrow........ le sigh


I heard on the news, Australia is being flooded :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on March 10, 2012, 12:25:51 AM
Yeah mate, towns that have not seen floods in my lifetime, albeit a short time, are getting bombarded.

We flooded here in '07 but nothing for the last few years thank goodness.

A lot of towns aren't even on major water courses, its all irrigation etc.

Its dry and warm here today but tomorrow, it may change.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 10, 2012, 12:28:45 AM
 ::) hope your winter is a bit drier
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Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2012, 11:31:34 AM
Spring-like, and it has put one into my step as well ;-)
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 10, 2012, 04:35:19 PM
Definitely spring-like here.It's warm and sunny 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 11, 2012, 03:23:51 AM
Same here mate, but its not Spring, its Autumn, who knows what winter holds.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 11, 2012, 09:05:02 AM
Still sunny.  I'm beginning to feel I've been abducted by aliens, complete with our whole street, and dumped in another land ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: herron on March 11, 2012, 11:50:57 AM
Was blustery and cold yesterday. Bright and sunny today. Going to be warm enough for a light jacket, which is just the way I like it.  :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 15, 2012, 08:12:45 PM
Cold enough to wear a jacket, but theres also lots of lightning and thunder 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 15, 2012, 10:07:18 PM
Hot!!

Pity it waited till Summer was over to arrive though.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 16, 2012, 06:13:59 AM
Grey and undecided.  Just as well I woke up in a good mood or it would be really depressing.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 16, 2012, 11:46:11 AM
currently overcast  :( but its warming up to +20 this weekend :o 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2012, 03:59:12 PM
We have a swimming carnival on today and there is a thunderstorm trying its hardest.

We won't be going to that now I guess.  ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 16, 2012, 04:10:22 PM
Lightning is a great motivator to keep swimming to the finnish line :P
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 21, 2012, 01:55:58 PM
Its HOT!!

27 celcius :o, last year on March 21st the temperature reached a high of 1 degree
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Post by: Laura H on March 21, 2012, 02:11:11 PM
Storms a'comin  :o
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Post by: fire-fly on March 22, 2012, 03:55:05 PM
Gloomy and overcast as usual. They say the cold weather is coming, we would appreciate the hot stuff before that.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 23, 2012, 06:29:16 AM
Sunny, with a duck-egg blue haze.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 23, 2012, 09:10:10 AM
This sun is making me feel abnormally  happy ;D

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Post by: fire-fly on March 24, 2012, 12:09:26 AM
Hot and sunny, a glorious Autumn day.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2012, 05:20:37 AM
Sunny and duck egg, again ;-)
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 26, 2012, 10:57:28 AM
Winters back >:( Feels like -8c  >:( >:( :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on March 26, 2012, 01:43:00 PM
Still sunny and duck-egg.

This is getting scary.  A bit like groundhog day ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: 510bhan on March 26, 2012, 02:03:49 PM
Totally, fantastically beautiful -- clear blue skies, sunshine, temp around 20 degrees, no wind -- I'd happily accept this as summer weather! ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 26, 2012, 02:20:02 PM
Totally, fantastically beautiful -- clear blue skies, sunshine, temp around 20 degrees, no wind -- I'd happily accept this as summer weather! ;D
that would be great summer weather :)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 26, 2012, 02:25:56 PM
If it never got any hotter than this I'd be comfortable.

I strolled around to the shops today wearing one of my old short sleeved Postie shirts.  (And jeans, for the benefit of anyone who may be feeling pedantic enough to look for holes in the previous sentence.)

Big deal, you may think.  But I'm not normally a fan of short sleeved shirts.  Proper sleeves, rolled up, block two of the places where a wasp or bee can fly inside your shirt, get trapped, panic, and sting you.  These things are important if you suffer from severe allergic reactions ;-(

However, I have several of these shirts left over and it occurred to me that I could dye them, so I'll never get accused of impersonating a postman,[1] and get some real use from them.

Some will be black, and if any smart kid spots the almost hidden Royal Mail logo on the pocket flap I'll tell him I'm a Night Postie.  If someone older queries it I'll tell them it's the uniform of Royal Mail's Canine Reprisal Unit (The Dog Killers)

Or maybe I'll tie-dye one or two in bright colours and say I'm part of the HPS (Hippy Postal Service).

Maybe there's something to look forward to this Summer after all ;-)

[1]  Some of my former workmates accused me of this whilst I was employed by Royal Mail.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on March 26, 2012, 04:48:22 PM
We have another beautiful clear Autumn day here. So used to the rain I have to re think the day each time I wake.  :D

I might paint today.  :o

The builder quoted to replace the roof on the house, we will have that done next week. That will be all the big jobs over so it might as well happen while the rain stays hidden.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 26, 2012, 05:52:35 PM
The builder quoted to replace the roof on the house, we will have that done next week. That will be all the big jobs over so it might as well happen while the rain stays hidden.

Did you decide to go for the loft conversion, or just a replacement roof?
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Post by: Lin on March 27, 2012, 07:46:21 AM
S'lovely here in Holland.  Wall to wall blue sky and all the daffodils are out in the bulb fields.  Tulips due within a couple a weeks.

Glad the clock went forward, my life is much better now!

Lin x
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Post by: Vienna on March 27, 2012, 08:59:03 AM
Absolutely wonderful here in Central Europe. Sitting out at last having a beer. Temp up to 17-20. Balcony getting ready for planting. Herbs growing out there already,  the rose showing signs of life and hope the Virginia Creeper that I was given and had to repot will take............
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 27, 2012, 02:10:04 PM
Back down to normal spring weather, the sun is shining at least :)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 27, 2012, 04:09:46 PM
Still sunny and duck-egg blue sky.

Starting to get a bit warm for the old Polar Bear.

Heard a few other grumbles on the bus ;-)

"Too hot for the time of year.  If it's already like this now it'll be crippling when summer gets here."
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Post by: fire-fly on March 27, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
Funny sorta day here. Considering we didn't have a summer, it is unseasonably warm but overcast. Most of that cloud does look like it will burn off though.

We are having a new roof put on next week so fingers crossed the rain stays away.  :P
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Post by: Vienna on March 30, 2012, 05:55:08 AM
well of course the weekend is coming and the rain started yesterday and has been persisting down ever since.........Monday of course will be once again 20 I guess. We need rain as everything has been so dry but should just rain during the night :)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 30, 2012, 06:00:21 AM
Sunny and duck-egg.  Sorry if the weather report is becoming boring.  I'll change it when the weather changes.  It seems stuck at the moment.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on March 30, 2012, 08:38:35 AM
Piscalated down yesterday, while I was out.

Bright and sunny when I left for a funeral, came back to a flooded dining room, I had left the glass slider open. Grrr and double grrr.

Oh and the dogs let themselves in because the thunder scared them, another screen door to replace now.  ???
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Post by: thatollie on March 30, 2012, 08:40:11 PM
It is currently dark.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2012, 12:29:48 AM
Still dark, but the bird have started singing and it's not cold ;-)
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 31, 2012, 04:59:22 PM
sunny, yet a tad chilly.... It feels like fall :P
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Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2012, 07:23:39 PM
It was cooler today.  Not cold, but cooler.  We had a thin overcast of light grey cloud which took the edge off the sunlight.

The birds were very active in the garden around the feeders.

The pair of juvenile collared doves made another appearance and were nearly caught by a neighbours cat.  A week ago they would have been too innocent to recognise the risk.  Three days ago I went out into the garden and they sat on a branch just listening to me as I spoke to them.  I was within six feet and they weren't the least bit bothered.  Now all I need to do is open the door and they fly higher up the tree and wait for me to fill the feeders.  As far as the doves are concerned fear of humans is definitely a learned reflex rather than something hard-wired into their brains.

A pair of magpies have started building a nest in the holly tree.  Normally I try to discourage them from hanging around, because they eat the eggs of the smaller birds which normally nest lower down in the hedge.  But the hedge is a bit thin this year following its just-before nesting-season-trim and none of the smaller birds have nested out at the front yet so I've  decided to let the magpies get on with it.  After all, they were there first.  There'll probably be some sickening carnage later, but we'll see.  the smaller birds may have the sense not to nest too close to the maggies.

We probably have bird nests under the eaves/in the loft again.  (I remember the year we had a starlings nest just above my office and the damned things learned to emulate the sound of the fax machine just a few feet below their nest.  The little sods had me trotting unnecessarily upstairs on many occasions ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: Frogg on April 04, 2012, 08:50:45 AM
For the last couple of weeks, it's been unbelievable, and decidedly un-Welsh weather here. Sunshine, blue skies, clear seas.

It was starting to confuse everyone so much that today it decided rain and the occasional outbreak of snow/sleet would be far better for our peace of mind.

Darn it.
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Post by: thatollie on April 04, 2012, 08:55:38 AM
It's cold and wet but I have six consecutive days off so it doesn't matter to me.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 04, 2012, 12:47:22 PM
Mostly blue and sunny, but with icy shower from an occasionally grey sky.

Earlier on today there was one bizarre moment when the sky to the left of my central blind was almost black, with a thundery cloud right down to the horizon and up as far as I could see.  To the right of the blind it was brilliant blue and sunny.

On the left the sunlight was picking out the hazel catkins as little flashes of gold against the blackened sky.

Fascinating to see.

Gyppo
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Post by: thatollie on April 04, 2012, 12:55:16 PM
There's a gaping red gash to another dimesion in the sky.
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 04, 2012, 03:04:05 PM
grey and cool :(
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Post by: fire-fly on April 04, 2012, 08:47:03 PM
The sky looks ominous.

I think thats because there is no roof on my house today.  :o :o

Hammer harder boys.  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 04, 2012, 10:09:31 PM
The sky looks ominous.

I think thats because there is no roof on my house today.  :o :o

Hammer harder boys.  :D

FF, you really need to control your temper and put an end to Blowing Your Top.  :)
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Post by: fire-fly on April 04, 2012, 10:51:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

True Alice, true.

Gunna be some cranky sparrows when they come home tonight, they been evicted.  :o :o
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Post by: Taylor on April 28, 2012, 03:05:53 PM
Bloody awful.

Ironic that it hasn't stopped raining since the hose-pipe ban was enforced.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 28, 2012, 03:23:52 PM
That's the whole point of the formal ban.  It always works.  We only had a few light showers in response to the sacrifice of seven Met Office virgins at the last full moon.  And, although there were probably a few others willing to 'give their all' for the good of the country, a meeting of Senior Met Office wizards and Past Advisors - Good and Bad) - decided to save them for a real emergency and just pass the buck to the Government.

With the results that we are now having.

You can always trust the twin vent act, the only one in the wprld with two puppets, to rain on anyone's parade.  Even when they're not parading.

Gyppo

PS:  It's slashing down here as well.   
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Post by: Laura H on April 28, 2012, 04:13:37 PM
Sunny & hot.  Around 85f.  In a month or so that will sound cool to me, though.
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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 28, 2012, 04:14:15 PM
I live in Ohio, in the past 12 hours its been 60 and sunny, 30 and snowing, and 42 and pouring blankets of rain....the hell?
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Post by: Laura H on April 28, 2012, 04:15:15 PM
That's what you get for living north of the Mason Dixon  ;D
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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 28, 2012, 04:17:12 PM
Right now its 46 and gray....very gray. Gloomy days suck. And I fear my bees may be dying.
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 28, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
The sun has appeared at last 8) 8)

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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 28, 2012, 10:55:56 PM
dark and rainy...  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2012, 05:47:13 AM
Rough as hell. 
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Post by: Dawn on April 29, 2012, 05:52:41 AM
Freezing and raining. Pure British at its best.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 29, 2012, 10:53:45 AM
Blue skies, light breeze and temp. around 70 F but with the breeze, feels cooler.

Wish I felt up to being outdoors and really enjoying it. But happy to enjoy the breeze joining me through the screen door.  ;)
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Post by: Ken100 on April 29, 2012, 05:21:34 PM
Freezing and raining. Pure British at its best.

Yep, same here. But there's a drought still on, right? Apparently all this rain we are having is the 'wrong kind' of rain!!!!  ??? ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 29, 2012, 05:28:23 PM
I would rather put up with -10c Sunny weather than one week of rain  ;D
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Post by: Lin on April 30, 2012, 05:27:43 AM
Today in Holland is sunny warm and blue blue skies.  Perfect day.  We have 18C this afternoon.  Lots of thunderstorms in the Groningen area so we miss them.  If you look at a map of Holland and the peninsular that goes up north opposite Cromer in Norfolk UK, you will see where I live at the top of Holland near Den Helder.

Lin x

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Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2012, 06:59:01 AM
Rough but dry.  So far ;-)
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Post by: Laura H on April 30, 2012, 08:50:15 AM
Hot & humid aka bad hair weather  :-[
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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 30, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
One of those days you just want to stay in bed all day, grey and gloomy, drizzling rain drops. If my girl were over I prolly never would have gotten out of bed, would have just laid there with her all day.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2012, 07:05:46 PM
It started raining again as it got dark, and hasn't stopped since.
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Post by: 510bhan on April 30, 2012, 07:08:21 PM
We're still enjoying reasonable weather over here. A bit breezy and cool, but bright and dry in between short, sharp showers.
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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 30, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Got dark, got thunder-y, got huge lightning...this storm shes a blowin!
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Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2012, 10:45:45 PM
The rains stopped, the winds dropped, but the light is still flickering occasionally so there's still lightning around somewhere.

Think I'll go to sleep whilst it's calm enough.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 01, 2012, 10:03:16 AM
Morning arrived with muted blue skies, a light breeze tickling the leaves on the trees and the road construction machines roaming up and down the street. I've begin to think they are now a permanent fixture in my life.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 01, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
...and the road construction machines roaming up and down the street. I've begin to think they are now a permanent fixture in my life.

It's scary thought, but perhaps they've come to see you as their pack-leader.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 01, 2012, 03:04:41 PM
It's scary thought, but perhaps they've come to see you as their pack-leader.

Don't scare me like that Gyppo.

I can read and enjoy most any horror story going. But this is feeling too much like reality.  :'(
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 01, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
Morning arrived with muted blue skies, a light breeze tickling the leaves on the trees and the road construction machines roaming up and down the street. I've begin to think they are now a permanent fixture in my life.

They're still working on the street ??? :o

Its cloudy but at least the rains moved off to eastern Canada 8)
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Post by: Gyppo on May 03, 2012, 06:10:57 AM
Dull grey overcast, but currently dry.
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 22, 2012, 03:48:51 PM
This rain is a welcome relief from the humid weather we had.
Even the snails are enjoying it  :D

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Post by: Taylor on May 23, 2012, 08:21:42 PM
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far where I live. Tonight it's still hot. I'm wilting here.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 23, 2012, 09:41:11 PM
It's 2!

Too bloody hot.

Gyppo (The Old Polar Bear)
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Post by: Lin on May 25, 2012, 04:05:22 PM
I HAD 27C yesterday.  Tomorrow morning I shall be gardening at 6.30am to miss the heat of the day.  Must get the bladdy weeds out.  Been on holiday for five days and the weeds are now triffids!

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on May 25, 2012, 05:16:52 PM
Too hot.  I am not an elegant sight this evening, but what's new?
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Post by: fire-fly on May 25, 2012, 06:13:05 PM
Got down to about 12'C here last night, bloody Nora.

Its the wind thats the killer, sooooo cold.

Come on June so we can head North.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 25, 2012, 06:18:15 PM
Bloody storm passed us by >:( :'( ... at least its windy  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on May 25, 2012, 06:31:24 PM
Got down to about 12'C here last night, bloody Nora.

Right now I'd be prepared to kill for a temperature of 12 C
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 25, 2012, 06:42:02 PM
Hehe quebecs gettin lots of thunder while its sinny here
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 25, 2012, 06:56:55 PM
Hot. It's friggin hot, not Texas hot, but hot. :)
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Post by: Laura H on May 25, 2012, 07:38:38 PM
Well, it's Memphis hot here and that means 100 percent humidity so the temp doesn't even matter  :-\
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 25, 2012, 07:41:32 PM
I never been there, Laura. High humidity sucks bacon bits :(
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Post by: Laura H on May 25, 2012, 08:45:50 PM
Well, we do have some of those new fangled air-conditioner thingies.  You should come visit  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on May 26, 2012, 04:15:18 AM
Bright blue sky, not a cloud in sight.  Both windows wide open.  Just enough clothing to maintain decency.  there's a nice breeze blowing though.  It would be horrible without that taking the edge off things.

My youngest is (hopefully) selling her own crocheted craft stuff in a local shopping mall today.  Yesterday she said it was like working in an oven.  Hopefully she'll shift some more stock today.  But she could probably do with a dull day to drive people into the shops.

She's done quite well with internet sales, but this is her first 'real world' sales weekend.
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Post by: noniej on June 03, 2012, 11:24:09 PM
18 degs and sunny in Auckland.  It's been wonderful weather for a long weekend.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 04, 2012, 01:27:51 AM
Cold and rainy in Oz, standard!!
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Post by: Gyppo on June 04, 2012, 04:56:50 AM
Sunny overcast.  Temp around 70 F.
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Post by: ma100 on June 04, 2012, 06:36:10 AM
Still raining. :'(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 10, 2012, 11:29:35 AM
Raining enough over the last week or two to give the dust from the "still unfinished" street in front of the house, enough moisture on my car to cling to; but not enough to settle the dust on the road.
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Post by: thegrave on June 10, 2012, 11:37:56 AM
It was really sunny yesterday, but now we're back to an English Summer
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 10, 2012, 11:43:09 AM
It's suppose to get 'stinky-arm-pit-dripping' hot out :(
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Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2012, 01:29:29 PM
Cool, overcast.  I quite liked it, but the local sun-worshippers were walking around hugging themselves and delivering their favourite line, "Didn't have much of a Summer, did we?"
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Post by: fire-fly on June 10, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
Cold, wet, windy.  :(
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Post by: Lin on June 11, 2012, 03:32:24 AM
Going to England on Wednesday - Pray we don't get flooded out on the camp site!

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on June 11, 2012, 05:53:19 AM
Currently heaving it down.  Wind could best be described as 'boisterously playful'.  No steady wind today, but sturdy umbrella turning gusts ready to catch the unwary.

I feel sorry for the man who will be delivering our new washing machine today.  But at least he'll be bringing it to the back door, just under one dripping tree and not tackling the Rain Forest front path with the overgrown (Already?  Again?)  hedge alongside the path.

Pleasantly cool though to the Old Polar Bear.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on June 11, 2012, 11:25:31 AM
We had 21C this afternoon.  Odd weather eh?  I only live opposite Cromer in Norfolk, over the North Sea. Looks like the UK weather is missing us by a whisker.

Lin x
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Post by: fire-fly on June 11, 2012, 08:08:35 PM
Piscalated all weekend. It was our Queen's birthday long weekend and all.

Rained all last night and the sun shone through this morning but that was not for long.  ???
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Post by: Laura H on June 11, 2012, 08:52:58 PM
Rainy & windy.  Windy as in trees down across town  :o
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Post by: fire-fly on June 11, 2012, 08:58:15 PM
Ouchy mate. Thats happening in WA as we speak, such horrible scary stuff. Is all well at your house then?
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2012, 06:15:44 AM
Damn me, it's stopped raining ;-)
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 12, 2012, 07:09:00 AM
The weather is being a stick-in-the-mud, today. :(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 12, 2012, 12:55:53 PM
Okay, it seems time for me to have a long talk with Mother Nature. I'm tired of it raining just enough lately to keep the air hot and heavy, the heat lasting until the early hours (around 3 am) before it cools down, even with the aid of a/c.

Doesn't make for an easy sleep.

 
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Post by: Procrastinatus Scriba on June 12, 2012, 02:48:39 PM
Just got back from five days camping at the Download rock festival here in the UK. For the first 2-3 days it rained/ winded pretty much constantly with no breaks in the gloomy cover, leading to the formation of roughly a dozen different types of mud, coating everything and everyone. But on the Sunday the sun shone bright, warming the thousands of brave rock souls and drying the mud to a more manageable tacky goo, and it was beautiful. Apart from the smell.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2012, 09:52:38 PM
Cold and wet but there is sun, thats a bonus.

Only ten days till we head North so I can handle it.  :D :D
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Post by: mouselady on June 13, 2012, 03:29:22 AM
Rainy - just for a change!
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Post by: Gyppo on June 13, 2012, 04:18:46 AM
Overcast,but not dull.  Cool, but not cold.  Both windows open.  Bliss ;-)
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 16, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
So stinking sunny even the sun's wearing shades :(
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Post by: Gyppo on June 16, 2012, 01:13:37 PM
Dry, but gusty as hell.  Glad we don't have any loose tiles.
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Post by: WordBird on June 16, 2012, 01:26:45 PM
Sunny but humid. We just had a "summer shower" while the sun was still shining. Now it is like you can cut the air with a knife!
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Post by: fire-fly on June 16, 2012, 04:57:32 PM
7am and there is a clear sky so far. Very very crisp morning but hopefully the rain will stay away.
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Post by: noniej on June 16, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
Cold but bright sunshine in Auckland.  :)
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 17, 2012, 08:49:07 AM
Thunderstorms - but I'm telling my lappy to just 'deal with it' :)
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Post by: WordBird on June 17, 2012, 10:19:13 AM
It is cooling down as a storm is blowing in. Even the squirrels are already hunkered down.  :)
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Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2012, 12:40:25 PM
Still dry, cool, and gusty.  The road alongside our house, which was thick with glutinous mud just a few days ago, is now like the California Dust Bowl.  Little dust devils whirling around and then collapsing against the side of my dustbin, or on my back step.  Someone like Steinbeck would be inspired to write a sequel to Grapes of Wrath.  Overall the contractors haven't been bad neighbours, but I'll be glad when they've finished.  Unlike Alice though we've never been completely cut off by them.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lingerinyourmind99 on June 18, 2012, 03:18:59 AM
It's soooo hhoootttt here. I fell asleep on the floor and woke up in a puddle, that about sums it up. It's a good day for a swim though....
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Post by: fire-fly on June 18, 2012, 03:27:24 AM
A beautiful warm sunny winters day for a change.

Once the sun drops, the cold moves in quickly though.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2012, 03:37:24 AM
Bright(ish) overcast, with washed out blue patches.  Cool enough to be comfortable.  just a gentle breeze at the moment, enough tyo stir the leaves but nothing more.  Two windows open.

Gyppo
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Post by: WordBird on June 18, 2012, 11:19:06 AM
Yikes, full sun and above forecast 92degrees. A good day to stay inside until evening.
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 18, 2012, 12:36:11 PM
Its so hot I think I'm gonna put on my speedo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2012, 01:39:20 PM
Not the speedo?  Frank, nobody looks good in those things.

We have a cloud free evening now, with some powerful gusty wind rattling the trees   I think the temp will drop like a stone once the sun is below the horizon.  I may even have to put my shirt on once it gets dark.
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 18, 2012, 02:27:03 PM
 ;D ;D

Just wearing it 'inside' only  :)
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Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2012, 05:07:11 PM
Shirt and woolly.  As predicted it dropped like a stone.

Mind you, the room may well warm up a bit now I'm in here bashing away at the keys.

Gyppo
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Post by: WordBird on June 18, 2012, 06:02:03 PM
Typing with fervor does seem to increase fever.........  very poor pun indeed.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 18, 2012, 07:02:33 PM
Glorious sunny winters day again, this is pure shock factor Mother Nature is playing.
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 18, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
t-storms and rain. Just fine :) I like them both anyways. Well in good balance.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 19, 2012, 12:22:22 AM
Thin grey overcast.  Quite light even at 5-20 am.  Birds singing their little hearts out in the hedge.  I'm awake but I don't know why.  Still dopey.
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Post by: herron on June 19, 2012, 09:41:14 AM
Going to be hot here today. 95oF   :'( :-[ :P
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Post by: Gyppo on June 19, 2012, 10:05:10 AM
70 F indoors with the windows open.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 20, 2012, 09:46:31 PM
Cold and windy but sunny as well.

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Post by: herron on June 20, 2012, 09:51:29 PM
Hot today: 94oF
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Post by: Gyppo on June 21, 2012, 03:58:08 AM
94 F?  You're welcome to it ;-)

Room temperature here just a whisker below 70 F but a nice cool breeze sliding in tyhrough tyhe windows and making it tolerable for the old Polar Bear.

Sky is thin white overcast.  If that clears it will be hot.
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Post by: Linton on June 21, 2012, 05:15:25 AM
Shite!  It has been p***ing down since about 3am  ???
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Post by: heidi52 on June 21, 2012, 08:45:42 AM
yesterday was 95F and what felt like 100% humidity. Sauna.
 
and more of the same for today. I hate the heat  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Mastafrank on June 25, 2012, 02:16:29 PM
The sky is overcast with a brisk northerly wind. nice break from the heat and humidity :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2012, 05:48:18 PM
Neutral.  Or else I've just been too pre-occupied today to notice.
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Post by: Laura H on June 28, 2012, 02:09:53 PM
104 degrees today, and over 100 for the next few days.  I'm wilting.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 28, 2012, 02:12:08 PM
2!  2 hot ;-(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 28, 2012, 03:30:56 PM
We've been enjoying triple digits recently and it sounds like we're in for more of the same.

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Post by: Laura H on June 28, 2012, 03:59:23 PM
at least we're not in Colorado, Alice.  Poor Colorado's on fire  :(
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Post by: Andrewf on June 28, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
Hot and Humid.

Apparently, Sleaford, where i work, was the site of a Tornado today.  All i know was that it went dark, there was a lot of lightning and thunder, rain and wind...
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Post by: fire-fly on June 29, 2012, 06:25:03 AM
We finally outran the bad weather.

Sitting by a waterhole enjoying the starlight night with a campfire burning in the background, perfect.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2012, 08:22:57 AM
I don't often do envy, Firefly, but this is one of those times.

Cooler here, so far.
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Post by: heidi52 on June 29, 2012, 08:38:15 AM
Raining buckets right now, and thunder and lightening too.  It's ok, I'd rather that then the swelter we were promised (of course that could still come later)

My poor dogs doesn't like it much. Did you know you can squeeze 100 lbs of Black Lab into the 2 foot cube of space under my desk?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2012, 09:35:09 AM
My poor dogs doesn't like it much. Did you know you can squeeze 100 lbs of Black Lab into the 2 foot cube of space under my desk?

There's a blind man I often see on the local bus.  It amazes me how his guide dog manages to tuck itself away once the man's found a seat.  It goes in forwards, wriggles around somehow, and always comes back out headfirst.

Anyone who saw the Bond film, Goldfinger, where fat Goldfinger gets sucked out through the small window of a suddenly de-pressurised plane will probably remember that scene.

Watching his dog ooze back out when it's time to get off the bus is like watching that scene in reverse ;-)
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 30, 2012, 08:43:18 AM
It is hot.
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Post by: heidi52 on June 30, 2012, 09:38:47 AM
ditto! If I could, I would fast forward to October.

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Post by: Gayle on July 03, 2012, 04:42:47 PM
It's raining with drops so big it almost sounds like it's hailing. About 2 hours ago it was so warm, I felt foolish for having a coat with me. Very strange weather.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on July 03, 2012, 05:01:05 PM
We've has almost continuous soft drizzle for around 48 hours now.  So far the ground is just quietly soaking it up.  I can almost hear the hedge growing ;-)
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Post by: heidi52 on July 03, 2012, 06:31:03 PM
Picture perfect day here today. A little warm but not unbearable (she says from her air conditioned lair). Sunshine with some fluffy white clouds.
Tomorrow is Independence Day and there are fireworks tonight in the next town over. Contemplated going but the more I think about it the less likely it becomes. Fine getting there, it's just over the river, but then trying to leave with the throngs isn't worth it.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on July 03, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
Still bloody raining.  Getting heavier, enough to be noisy.  Almost no wind though so for now at least it's just falling straight down and not lashing the windows.  I may go to sleep before it gets any louder.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on July 04, 2012, 04:38:29 AM
Lovely and sunny this morning in Holland temperature around 28C and rising!  Hot day.  But I live on the west coast - UK East coast.  Overall weather has been better than the south west UK.
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Post by: suzieuk69 on July 04, 2012, 05:09:27 AM
rain, rain and MORE rain...wales is almost a river!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2012, 05:33:11 AM
68 F in my room, but that will fall now I've opened the windows.  Had to close them last night to stop the rain lashing in.  Felt like a boil in the bag meal when I woke up ;-(

Still a lot of moisture in the air and on the the leaves, but not currently falling.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on July 04, 2012, 05:55:55 AM
At last, something to share with you all. Pouring out here, too.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2012, 06:00:22 AM
At last, something to share with you all. Pouring out here, too.

Well, we don't like to be greedy ;-)

"All for one and one for all!"
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Post by: heidi52 on July 04, 2012, 06:02:02 AM
You're always generous like that.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2012, 06:07:43 AM
I like to do my bit ;-)
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 04, 2012, 08:48:00 AM
Sticky hot - not Texas Sticky Hot, but Canadian Sticky Hot - I'm sure Alice would giggle at my complaint :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on July 04, 2012, 08:52:19 AM
Temperature gone up to 29.5 this afternoon - staying out of the heat but the dog seems to like it.  AND we are only over the water from the UK what the heck's going on??

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2012, 08:58:42 AM
Whether the weather is cold,
whether the weather is hot,
we'll weather the weather,
whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not.

(Learned from Mum, who learned it as a kid.  No idea who wrote it.  Almost guaranteed to get your tingue in a twost the first time you say it aloud.)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on July 04, 2012, 09:43:31 AM
Yes my grandma taught me that one as well

Lin x
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 04, 2012, 09:55:39 AM
Strange weather here in Texas - nothing really new about that. But combined with the road work going (and going and going) on in front of my house, it's almost like Slap-Stick comedy routing. Saturday and Sunday we had just enough slow steady rain to soak the now all dirt road/street - giving it a nice soak. Thankfully they had laid down a new level of what I think (fingers crossed) is one of the last of the bases for the black-top. So the mess from people driving on it over the week end wasn't too bad - telling me I was probably right thinking it was a mixture of clay and sand.

Then Monday the only piece of there machines I saw (asides from a few Parked along the road) was one spraying more water to wet it all down.

So far today, it's quite and no sight of a moving machine.

Oh - weather.

Slight breeze, gray skies and the air is heavy - suspect more rain is on the way.  ;D
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Post by: herron on July 04, 2012, 11:59:36 PM
Hot & humid. Rainy, too. Storm took out my wife's beloved redbud tree yesterday. Split it right down the middle.  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on July 05, 2012, 04:22:12 AM
Dry.  Thin light grey/white overcast.  No blue showing, but plenty of light getting through.  I quite like it ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on July 05, 2012, 06:07:14 AM
It's snowing, freezing temperatures, wind howling a gale, floods.  Oh my God can you believe it?   Just kidding!  It's really hot hot hot, 27C and rising. ;D

Lin x
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Post by: Gayle on July 05, 2012, 06:17:47 AM
The wind has been quite strong here but at least the rain is over.
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 05, 2012, 02:14:50 PM
Another hot one. I did smile when you mentioned snow. Cause ya never can tell what nature's up to beyond those clouds. :)
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Post by: ed on July 05, 2012, 08:50:48 PM
hot
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Post by: Lizzie D on July 06, 2012, 05:37:36 PM
Very hot and expected to become hotter. Maybe 105 tomorrow and for a few days after, in the high desert of S. California. I hate the summers here.

Lizzie
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Post by: Gyppo on July 06, 2012, 06:28:24 PM
We haven't had any weather here today ;-)

I suppose there was, but I haven't noticed it.  Terribly un-English of me, what?
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 06, 2012, 06:35:39 PM
We have weather - but it's all hot and I don't want to go out and look at it too closely.  Even waiting until the sun starts going down before I head out to the mail box to see if I got anything other than junk mail or bills. All of them can wait.
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Post by: Gayle on July 06, 2012, 06:36:47 PM
Our stormy weather finally ended last night, and it's been an absolutely beautiful day today. Here's hoping the weather holds out!

Quote
We haven't had any weather here today ;-)
:D
It's official: Gyppo now lives in a world of his own. Or a vacuum.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 06, 2012, 07:58:55 PM
It's official: Gyppo now lives in a world of his own. Or a vacuum.

1)  It's a late 60s timewarp.  According to some people who know me.

2)  So that's why I can't breathe ;-).
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Post by: Skip Slocum on July 11, 2012, 01:15:43 AM
I don't post here very often because all you need to say is 'Phoenix Arizona in July'


It's 10:15 PM and it's still 103 degrees out there! ! ! !!!!!

The high was 111 degrees today.
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Post by: Vienna on July 19, 2012, 06:06:02 AM
here in Austria we had a record 16 days of temperatures over 30C then a bit of rain broke up the temperatures and it is down to around 29.My sister was over for a week from 2nd July and left Manchester airport with rain and 12 landed here with 36 a bit of a change ...........
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 20, 2012, 05:44:48 PM
Bearable....After 2 weeks of +42c weather 27 is quite cool 8)
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Post by: heidi52 on July 20, 2012, 06:04:30 PM
We finally got some of that nice cool stuff you guys have been hoarding up in Canada.
 
Glorious comfortable dry, day and after the heat wave, seems even more precious. 

YAY to no AC!!!

(even though I couldn't live without it, it's one of those love/hate relationships)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 20, 2012, 07:27:05 PM
Alternate lashing rain and sunny spells.  Not worth the effort of going to tackle the garden today.  Made a sprint for the shops during a sunny spell.

How's the hole in the ground going, Heidi?.  If it was here it would have turned into a small swimming pool ;-)
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Post by: herron on July 23, 2012, 12:56:40 PM
Hot and getting hotter.  :-[ :-\
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 23, 2012, 01:31:03 PM
Cooler than the last few days. :D

The high predicted today is 94 F instead if the triple digits we've been enjoying.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 23, 2012, 01:49:53 PM
Dry, sunny, but with enough breeze to take the bite out of it.  Arms and face are tingling a bit from being outside.  I used to be quite brown most of the year when I was a Postie - out there in all weathers - but I'm a pale shadow in comparison to then.  A substantial shadow, but pale.

The more sedentary life of a writer takes its toll if you don't watch it ;-(

Gyppo
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Post by: 510bhan on July 23, 2012, 01:54:34 PM
12 degrees cooler than London -- torrential rain -- not nice at all. >:(
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 23, 2012, 01:56:46 PM
Gonna get stormy soon :)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 23, 2012, 02:06:25 PM
12 degrees cooler than London -- torrential rain -- not nice at all. >:(

"Soggy Birthday to you,
 Soggy Birthday to you,
 Soggy Birthday, Dear Sio,
 Soggy Birthday to you."

[And as the cake floats through the flooded living room on a wooden tray Sio takes a deep breath, blows, and a mini tsunami capsizes the tray and drowns the cake.  But at least all the candles went out in one go, so . . .  "Make a wish!"]
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Post by: 510bhan on July 23, 2012, 02:10:49 PM
That's just about it, Gyp! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 23, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
Holy crap! Good thing the worst of the storm bypassed my area :o :o :o

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Post by: heidi52 on July 23, 2012, 04:42:02 PM
Muggy, sticky, hot, grouchy  :P
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 23, 2012, 05:09:57 PM
It is 94 F now, the high that was predicted for today. As I said earlier, not as hot as we've been experiencing - but the humidity is doing its best to make up the difference.  :-X
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Post by: Lin on July 24, 2012, 05:04:17 AM
It's 11am and I got almost 30C in the garden. (Holland)

Lovely day just planted antirrhinums if that's how you spell it - must look it up. (Snap Dragons?) Watered the dog, listened to Murray Gold (Dr Who incidental music)

Got a day to myself to sort out the novel chapters and see if they fit together storywise.

Luxury!!  Plenty of coffee and mineral water, dog is happy, bees are a buzzin'.  Ahhhhhhhhh! If there is one day in the year when I don't have any pressure it has to be today. Can you feel it?  Wall to wall sunshine, smell the lavendar. Just fed the fish - they're happy too.  Got it yet?  Just wanted you to share it with me.  Now I'm going to indulge in a spot of romance and mystery with my characters.  I can't wait to get to the editing stages.  Don't you just hate it when the words sound awful?


Lin x x x x x
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 24, 2012, 07:13:53 AM
It is nice today. Nice enough for me to go sit on the steps and have my coffee.

I's a people watcher :(
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Post by: Lin on July 24, 2012, 10:00:10 AM
My God the temperature on my patio in the shade says 33C 

Lin x
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Post by: ma100 on July 24, 2012, 10:35:12 AM
Sizzling, whilst I'm melting. :o
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Post by: Gyppo on July 24, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
I'm not doing and lopping or chopping until this evening, if it cools down a bit.
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 24, 2012, 04:57:00 PM
saw a wicked lightning storm last night ;D


First came darkness...
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/524452_10151944349500537_1244042507_n.jpg)

then.FLASH!!!
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/394752_10151944351810537_2010751971_n.jpg)
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 25, 2012, 08:40:15 AM
Is that a man in the window of that building in the background, Frank? I think he's watching you movie-like. :(

They promised rain, but all I see is blue.
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Post by: heidi52 on July 25, 2012, 08:44:21 AM
We had a dramatic thunderstorm yesterday afternoon that cleared out the hot muggy air. Nice sleeping and a lovely cool morning. The sun's very bright tho so I'm sure it will warm back up.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 25, 2012, 11:31:47 AM
Very hot outside.  Half an hour in the garden was plenty in one go.

82 F in my room with both windows open.   If this keeps on happening I'll try dropping all the blinds in attempt to keep the heat out during the hottest part of the day.  It means I'll lose my view for a while, but the Old Polar bear is in danger of running away down his own trouser legs in one long dribble of sweat.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 26, 2012, 10:38:17 AM
HOT.

I was going down town, but they must have cancelled a bus.  After fifteen minutes of sitting in the sun barbecuing my brains I went back home.  Tomorrow or Saturday will do.

Gyppo
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Post by: Gayle on July 26, 2012, 04:07:04 PM
HOT.

I was going down town, but they must have cancelled a bus.  After fifteen minutes of sitting in the sun barbecuing my brains I went back home. 
Shouldn't that be "boiling" or "poaching" your brain. After all, it is suspended in fluid.

Muggy and overcast here. Very strange weather as this is a landlocked part of the country and we're usually quite dry.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 26, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
Shouldn't that be "boiling" or "poaching" your brain. After all, it is suspended in fluid.

Technically you're correct, but it felt as if it was being cooked on a griddle.

Temperature in my room is now down to 78 F.  No doubt it will drop a little more once I put the lights out and open the window.  I shall complain to the management if it doesn't.

"Er, Odin.  You know I don't bother you unnecessarily, but I've been a good little warrior and I could use a break here."
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Post by: StoryWeaver854 on July 27, 2012, 07:13:30 PM
Hot. Muggy. Bleh.

That's our weather. The day went from hot, then the humidity climbed and it felt like you could choke on air, and then it rained for all of ten seconds, now it's sunny again.  ??? The heck kind of stunt is mother nature pulling lately?
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Post by: DistantSun on July 27, 2012, 08:57:54 PM
Wow - so hard to imagine snow when it feels like I'm going to melt each time I walk out the door these days! At least the thunderstorm this afternoon brought some much needed rain and a little respite from the heat :P
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Post by: Gyppo on July 28, 2012, 11:34:13 AM
Thin overcast with bright blue patches, cool breeze, temp down to 70 F.  Breeze makes it reasonable to work outdoors.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 28, 2012, 12:59:16 PM
Current temp here is 86 F - predicted to get up to 101 F. I should be outside doing what little I am able . . . but I'm not because that would involve actually getting dressed in jeans and long sleeve shirt to ward off the blood sucking mosquitoes. Should I do that and work in the bright sunlight, I would soon feel it was well over the predicted high.  :P
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Post by: Lin on July 30, 2012, 05:50:43 AM
My lawn just turned white in ten minutes.  It's snowing here!! It's July for God's sake!  Well it's big hailstones actually and the lawn is as white as if it were winter!  Weird!

Lin x
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Post by: geoffnelder on July 30, 2012, 07:03:09 AM
After a warm mid-20s weekend, we in North West UK are in the chills and showers again. I can't wait to get to Greece next month. Limnisa writers retreat - yeay.
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 30, 2012, 07:06:53 AM
Sounds like a nice adventure, Geoff :)

We are suppose to get T-storms today. Nature showing us how it's done.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 30, 2012, 09:10:38 AM
Cooler and windy.  Not a good day for lighting a fire unless it calms down by evening.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 30, 2012, 01:52:59 PM
It's a little over 90 F right now and we haven't reached the hottest part of the day yet. The slight breeze makes it a tad more comfortable than it would be without it.

The birds don't seem to be bothered one way or another. They really like their new 'diner' and I'll have to be adding more seeds soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: heidi52 on July 30, 2012, 02:06:59 PM
It's a little over 90 F right now and we haven't reached the hottest part of the day yet. The slight breeze makes it a tad more comfortable than it would be without it.

The birds don't seem to be bothered one way or another. They really like their new 'diner' and I'll have to be adding more seeds soon.  ;D

Birds never seem fazed by the weather, thought they will take a siesta in the middle of a hot day. Glad they are liking your new feeder, they are entertaining aren't they? Worth the price of the seed (sort of)  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on July 30, 2012, 04:55:04 PM
A beautiful clear sunny day but it is winter.

Bitterly cold and windy, grrrrr.

It must be nearly Spring.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: DistantSun on July 30, 2012, 06:27:30 PM
Still melting here. And I haven't seen the pair of blue jays at our bird feeder for a few days either! Just cardinals and sparrows.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on July 31, 2012, 02:58:49 AM
I got a great spotted woodpecker in my garden yesterday shortly after a huge rainstorm with larger than normal hailstones.

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on July 31, 2012, 03:21:03 AM
Overcast.  Fine drizzle.
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 31, 2012, 04:56:14 PM
Hot Hot HOT

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Post by: fire-fly on July 31, 2012, 11:19:38 PM
Nice Frank, its about 8' here in Oz and overcast.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 01, 2012, 12:26:08 AM
Time, 5:21 AM.  Dead calm.  Cool,  slightly misty.  Pollen count, fairly high according to my nose-ometer ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Suemcb on August 01, 2012, 12:46:10 AM
Oh boy am I sick of rain. Still it is winter and not really cold here, so time to turn on the heater (just to feel cosy) and sit at that damn keyboard and write...
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 01, 2012, 05:34:52 PM
Dry and Hot - 100 F.

Good news is, the road crew said they hope to have the black top down by the weekend.

That only gives them two more days, so we'll see.  ???
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Post by: DistantSun on August 01, 2012, 05:46:28 PM
Time, 5:21 AM.  Dead calm.  Cool,  slightly misty.  Pollen count, fairly high according to my nose-ometer ;-)

'Nose-ometer' :)

Thankfully the pollen count is rather low here today it seems, according to my own nose-ometer. So hard to believe that August is already here.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 01, 2012, 05:49:48 PM
I've been eating sorbet all day to keep cool 8)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 01, 2012, 07:13:11 PM
Does Ms Sorbet know you've neglected to capitalise her name? ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 01, 2012, 08:01:57 PM
Perfect sunny winters day here in Oz, AND no wind.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 02, 2012, 03:42:59 AM
The sky is a uniformly dull grey, but it's surprisingly light and bright underneath this.  Strange effect.

Temp?  Not cold.
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Post by: Recon One on August 02, 2012, 05:26:01 AM
Temperature around 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit).Of course seeing that it is the holy month of Ramadan no eating or drinking in public during the day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: thatollie on August 02, 2012, 11:22:50 AM
There's a bright burny thing in the sky.

What does it want from me?
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Post by: Gyppo on August 02, 2012, 11:32:58 AM
There's a bright burny thing in the sky.

What does it want from me?

It wants you to go outside and sacrifice your skin on an altar of burning and living flesh.

Apart from that its demands are generally quite reasonable.  Just welcome it each morning, even if it's hiding behind clouds, and lower a flag for it in the evenings.
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Post by: Recon One on August 02, 2012, 11:56:43 AM
Cooling down now, time to take a walk to the yacht club (eight in the evening) and down a few cold ones
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 02, 2012, 12:06:03 PM
It's hot enough that I can work up a sweat just sitting in the shade.  ???
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 02, 2012, 01:14:12 PM
Left Chester on my bike in sunshine. 20 miles into hilly Wales and the showers refreshed me all the way home.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 02, 2012, 07:05:27 PM
A few low fluffy clouds about but other than that, nice sunny winters day again.

This can't last.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Frogg on August 05, 2012, 08:07:35 PM
It's been a delightful medley of opposing weather types here the last few days.

Today was sunny but before that was a few days of the very best rain. It was the sweeping kind of rain, the one that soaks you to the skin in a second, but in a rather unobtrusive manner. Coating everything in moisture, the cobwebs were sparkling, the sea had that incredible rippling quality due to the persistent drizzle.

Night before last I was standing outside enjoying the fresh rain filled air when it decided to pelt it down mercilessly. Utterly incredible, it was the type of rain that makes you believe in monsters and magic, deafening on the rooftops, stinging on the skin. Between the squinting and the shielding of my eyes, I could see the sheets of rain driving into the sea, devastating the sand in pretty craters. Obviously, I got drenched, but it was worth it.

Today was hot and sunny, the sea all calm and apologetic for it's raging before. I sat on the slip after getting some milk and just watched the calm. There were a few fish jumping eagerly up out of the water, then flopping clumsily back in, and I couldn't help but name some of them.

I can't imagine anyone ever being bored by the weather, it's so magical.
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 06, 2012, 07:07:00 PM
I've always pictured drizzles of cotton candy around you, Frogg. :P maybe gummybear hail.

Today felt like autumn snuck in for a peek.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on August 06, 2012, 08:23:39 PM
I have to say I can feel spring and it feels good.  ;D

Days are longer, heater time is shorter, I want to plant herbs, yep, its near spring.  8)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Recon One on August 07, 2012, 01:00:40 AM
Driving through a dust storm on my way back from Abu Dhadi to Ras Al Khaimha
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Lin on August 07, 2012, 03:34:08 AM
Dust storm - can't imagine how that feels?

Lovely day here, been raining overnight.  Had a great week end - Hubby went flying in a microlite and the weather was perfect.  He saw storks from the air and the white tailed sea eagle over the Markermeer.  They call it the 'Sparrow of Lelystad.'  'Our sparrow' says the advert and a picture of an eagle.

Well must go do the washing now, get it on the line to dry. I saw a Hen Harrier yesterday.  (Blauw Kiekedief) You can't mistake them the way they fly, kind of unbalanced.

Lin x
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on August 07, 2012, 03:51:57 AM
Pale blue-grey sky, caused by a thin overcast.   Sunlight diffused.  Cooler, but a long way from cold.  Dry for now. 
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 07, 2012, 06:28:36 AM
:) that almost has a haiku feel to it, Gyppo.

It's caught between raining and pouring here. Even the puddlles are bubbling with laughter.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on August 07, 2012, 06:45:52 AM
We now have a very fine drizzle here, which is bad news for the poor man doing the door.  He's a cheerful soul, but he's starting to get a bit damp around the edges.
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Post by: heidi52 on August 07, 2012, 06:48:02 AM
Lovely cool morning here. Won't last once the sun comes up, but I will enjoy it while I can.

Cat sitting for a friend who is cruising Alaska. I am so jealous (not of the trip, though that would be wonderful, I'm jealous of what I imagine is delightfully cool weather)  ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 07, 2012, 05:24:51 PM
cloudy,wind blowing from the north,nice and cool for a change


ok 27c may seem hot but its cool compared to last weeks 40c+ weather :o
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on August 07, 2012, 06:01:15 PM
The rain over the last few days has washed away all the carefully applied weedkiller.  Bloody weather ;-(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on August 07, 2012, 11:09:34 PM
Only needs a few hours to sink in Gyp, fingers crossed.  ;)

A huge frost this morning, bitterly cold wind but has now turned into a corker of a day.

Winter is near at an end.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on August 08, 2012, 03:58:12 AM
Grey, drizzly.  That's about it really.  Doesn't deserve any better description.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 08, 2012, 09:58:24 PM
115
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 12:50:24 AM
Blimey Skip, even your innards must be hot mate.  :D :D :D

Cold and windy but nice and sunny also.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 09, 2012, 01:02:57 AM
I'm looking forward to standing in the rain.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 09, 2012, 05:16:12 PM
It has been raining all day  :) I had a full 12 hours sleep last night(14c overnight) :o ;D It was real nice for a change
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Post by: DistantSun on August 09, 2012, 05:23:40 PM
Woah - 115... even in celsius (had to do the conversion, still don't totally comprehend Farenheit for anything but cooking food), that's intense! No wonder you're looking forward to rain Skip.

I have to jump on the grey, drizzly and cool bandwagon.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 09, 2012, 06:03:49 PM
 ;D
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Post by: heidi52 on August 09, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
Holy cow, Skip. Please tell me you didn't work outside in that heat.   :o
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 07:18:02 PM
Fine and sunny, bit of wind but overall a nice day.

Wasn't so nice at 3 am though.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 09, 2012, 07:28:50 PM
It's been hot.  Now it's misty outside.  Very 'atmospheric' seeing it swirl around the street lamps.

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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 09, 2012, 07:41:41 PM
In the summer, for the most part, folks who work outside start shifts at 2:30am -ish and call it a day by 2:00 pm.

Tools must be kept in the shade or in a bucket of water until needed.

It's 4:40pm now and still 108 degrees out there.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 07:52:59 PM
Torture mate!!
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 09, 2012, 08:02:29 PM
Shoot yeah, that's why we're Mississippi bound.

Land of the green trees and catfish. Whee haw!
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 08:18:43 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

You'll have an overcoat on for the first summer.  :P
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 09, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
Yupper.

My grandfather lived most of his life Arizona. He wouldn't go outside if the temp dropped below 72.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 09:00:00 PM
 :D :D :D

I think you and Bunny will warm to it, pardon the pun  :P
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Post by: wanderer on August 09, 2012, 11:03:50 PM
115 F here in the desert. Thanks for AC !!
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Post by: fire-fly on August 09, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
Eek, we haven't had hot days like that in sometime.

Might be our turn this year too.
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Post by: DistantSun on August 10, 2012, 08:10:01 AM
Raining again here today. Although we've had some really hot and humid days this summer upwards of 40C, so a little bit of cool air is rather nice :)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 10, 2012, 08:21:59 AM
Hit and sunny.  Well, hot by my Polar Bear standards.

Nearly 90 F in the front garden.
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Post by: heidi52 on August 10, 2012, 10:10:57 AM
Cloudy, and very muggy. Sort of like a warm, wet, gray blanket.  :P
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 10, 2012, 12:43:59 PM
third day of cool weather, it's raining,I'm loving it  :)
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Post by: Lin on August 10, 2012, 01:46:47 PM
Wonderful weather in Holland - just had a BBQ.  Tomorrow same again, but the gardener is coming to take down the Leylandii conifers and replace them with a fence - God knows how he is going to squeeze his uprooting maching between our house and next door's fence.  I tell you it's not a cheap job but it had to be done because due to the weather in winter the conifers died.




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Post by: Gyppo on August 10, 2012, 02:10:05 PM
Still 80+ F

At least this means that the bleached and scrubbed wall will be dry before dark.  The plastic window frames were drying beforeI finished washing them down, which meant the mouldy water dried and left streaks which had to be damped again.  I eventually developed a wet and wipe technique to deal with this.  Even a Gyppo learns simple tricks eventually.

The last foot or so above the floor can wait until tomorrow.  I'll need to sit on the floor to do that bit, and I don't feel like doing that today.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 10, 2012, 06:18:31 PM
Overcastish, but windy to boot. Gunna be a cow of a day grrrrr.
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 10, 2012, 07:08:25 PM
It's gonna rain. Rain rain rain until all the sky comes down. :(
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 10, 2012, 07:16:04 PM
We had sudden, strong winds accompanied by rain coming down as if it was serious. Sadly, it only lasted about 5 or 6 minutes. Still, there was enough rain to leave water flowing down the curb for awhile afterwards.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 10, 2012, 07:16:42 PM
Wouldn't mind a nice short but heavy shower to damp down the brick dust all over the front garden.

I had to shut the window to keep the moths out about an hour ago and at quarter past midnight it's still around 85 F in my room.  But it will soon be lights out and windows open.
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Post by: heidi52 on August 10, 2012, 07:35:04 PM
We are getting that rain now. Started out a downpour and then lightened to steady rain. Temp dropped 15 degrees  ;D

Hope it does it all night.

Glad I didn't water today.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 10, 2012, 08:00:55 PM
I wish our rain had done the same Heidi. We could use a nice steady rain.  :(
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Post by: wanderer on August 10, 2012, 08:41:45 PM
Cooled off a tad. 114F today but Death Valley was 125 F.
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Post by: heidi52 on August 11, 2012, 09:37:00 AM
125 F   :o

No wonder they call it Death Valley.
Definitely not on my bucket list.
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 11, 2012, 11:32:01 AM
I believe fish would be happy today.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 11, 2012, 11:45:26 AM
Sunshine, no breeze. Not too hot just now but planning to stay near the a/c later today.
 
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Post by: Gyppo on August 11, 2012, 12:04:57 PM
Too hot.  There's a breeze blowing, but even that's warm
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Post by: fire-fly on August 11, 2012, 06:36:19 PM
Overcast and it looks cold.

Not going out to find out though.  :D
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Post by: Lin on August 13, 2012, 02:45:38 AM
Lovely perfect weather again here in Holland.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 13, 2012, 04:20:14 AM
Thin overcast today.  Feels a bit cooler, but still miles away from cold.

Went out to top up the bird feeders and the breeze felt cool on my shirtless bod, as opposed the warm breeze of the last few days.  Rather pleasant ;-)
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Post by: DistantSun on August 13, 2012, 08:34:33 AM
Overcast still here, but we're going out for an adventure still! I'm charging my camera battery in the hope of getting some nice creature pictures  ;D
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 20, 2012, 07:36:05 AM
It's 9 degrees.  Was 24 yesterday, so I feel a bit cheated. :)
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Post by: Lin on August 20, 2012, 07:59:31 AM
It was 35 yesterday and 36 the day before and now its 19C.  (Holland)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 20, 2012, 08:39:12 AM
Its cooler now- just - than it was at 3-30 am.  This seems arse backwards to me ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: DistantSun on August 20, 2012, 10:39:33 AM
Beautiful cool breeze blowing this morning. Cicadas are rather loud, and there was a very interesting-sounding bird out there that we couldn't recognise. Thunderstorm apparently headed our way this afternoon though :P
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Post by: LeXeed on August 20, 2012, 12:23:11 PM
living in the Georgia country, HOT and humid! i think we may be breaking records.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 20, 2012, 12:34:34 PM
Today was cool but beautiful in the sun.

August is our windy month and it hasn't let us down at all.

Blew all weekend, I never ventured very far thats for sure.
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Post by: thatollie on August 21, 2012, 11:19:37 AM
The burny thing continues to torture me.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 21, 2012, 12:17:29 PM
Hot.  Though I found a cool place to sleep for a while.
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Post by: heidi52 on August 21, 2012, 12:20:00 PM
Lovely day. Warm but not hot, unless you're in the sun.

Which I am not. :-)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 21, 2012, 05:47:13 PM
Looks like it could be nice. Too early to tell really. I am going away for a night to the coast so hopefully it will stay good.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 22, 2012, 04:29:50 AM
High light blue sky.  A cool breeze.  A few strands of wispy cirrus but itherwise nothing to hide us from;  a) the blazing orb, and b) the little green men spying on us from outer space.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on August 22, 2012, 05:12:13 AM
Cooler but nice, sunny and my flowers are out.

Lin x
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on August 22, 2012, 06:05:22 AM
Just come back from a week's camping on the Isle of Sheppey (tent on the edge of the cliff overlooking Southend to the left and Margate, Whitstable and Herne Bay to the right: fantastic!) where it was hotter than Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Not sure of the exact temperature, but the bottom of the ice lolly I had on Whitstable front melted before I could get to it and I don't tend to hang about on such matters. The oysters served on ice with lemon went down a treat later on though.

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Post by: Gyppo on August 22, 2012, 06:14:19 AM
High light blue sky.  A cool breeze.  A few strands of wispy cirrus but otherwise nothing to hide us from;  a) the blazing orb, and b) the little green men spying on us from outer space.

Gyppo

Cancel the cool breeze.  It now feels like the hot draught from a bakery oven door.
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Post by: Silt-2 on August 23, 2012, 06:35:50 AM
Risk of T-storms, but they said that yesterday and the sun instead blazed a trail through blue.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 28, 2012, 04:43:00 PM
Sunny and cool
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Post by: fire-fly on August 28, 2012, 04:57:15 PM
Can't see out the door for the fog but the day underneath all that looks to be glorious.  :D

Two days till Spring wee haw.  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 28, 2012, 08:47:09 PM
The hurricane (currently) moving toward New Orleans is changing up our weather here also. Today has been gray-blue light, the sun peeped through for a few minutes then left again.

The talking-heads on the weather channel predicts we'll get some weather up-sets through the week. But nothing compared to those on the coast when the hurricane hits. 
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Post by: Gyppo on August 28, 2012, 08:52:20 PM
Dark!  Very cloudy.  No stars.  And very calm.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 30, 2012, 03:11:36 PM
The proverbial calm before the storm :o


It's sunny and warm, low humidity
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 01, 2012, 11:33:59 AM
Bright and sunny today. The edges of the hurricane the talking-heads predicted did not make it this far after all.  ;)
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Post by: mouselady on September 01, 2012, 11:52:38 AM
Bright and sunny at the front of the house, darker and more overcast at the back. Then, it does face east / west, and it's coming up to 5 pm.

Nice change from several days of rain!


Mouse
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Post by: heidi52 on September 01, 2012, 12:04:47 PM
Lovely day here, sunny, breezy, dry and not too hot. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler which I like.

Corn harvest tomorrow! Tried a new variety this year and think it's the best corn we've ever grown. And nice tall stalks for harvest decorations, too. Dual purpose.  ;D
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Post by: Skip Slocum on September 07, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Dark grey clouds thick and angry, beautiful rain, rolling thunder, and only 75 - degrees.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 08, 2012, 04:46:19 PM
Was treated to three spectacular lightning storms in 5 hrs :o 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on September 08, 2012, 04:59:01 PM
Glorious spring day and so far no wind now that's a bonus  :D
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Post by: Gayle on September 08, 2012, 09:20:25 PM
Yesterday, I was wearing a spring coat to ward off the chilly wind. Today, I was in shorts and tank top to prevent myself from melting. Welcome to fall in Canada.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 08, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
Yesterday, I was wearing a spring coat to ward off the chilly wind. Today, I was in shorts and tank top to prevent myself from melting. Welcome to fall in Canada.
we have that chilly weather now
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Post by: Gyppo on September 08, 2012, 10:14:53 PM
Dark, as it should be at 3:15 AM, and the temperature is 78 F.

Once I get the lights off again and open a window or two it will drop a bit but there's absolutely no movement in the air outside.
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Post by: heidi52 on September 09, 2012, 08:08:22 AM
It's 8 am here and still quite dark. Heavy dark cloud cover. Very gloomy.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 09, 2012, 11:28:27 AM
After a stormy day yesterday its sunny yet chilly :)
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Post by: heidi52 on September 09, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
It's cooler here. I'm still in shorts but DH had to dig out his sweatshirt. wimp!  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2012, 03:40:40 AM
Dry, Sunny, not much cloud, but a gusty wind bouncing the trees around a bit.  Temp down to 70 F.
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Post by: heidi52 on September 11, 2012, 06:51:18 AM
Woohooo, first taste of fall. Was 44F when I woke up. I put on long pants for the first time since spring.
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Post by: herron on September 11, 2012, 09:11:25 AM
Woohooo, first taste of fall. Was 44F when I woke up. I put on long pants for the first time since spring.

You must not embarrass easily. No pants since spring.  ::) ;)
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 11, 2012, 10:10:27 AM
You must not embarrass easily. No pants since spring.  ::) ;)
It could be -10c and theb women here still wear skirts :o
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Post by: heidi52 on September 11, 2012, 10:26:00 AM
You must not embarrass easily. No pants since spring.  ::) ;)

In your dreams, reread I said long pants  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 11, 2012, 01:56:42 PM
Today and the last couple of days have been unexpectedly mild for Central Texas at this time of the year - and I'm loving it.

It's currently only 83 F and the predicted high is the mid 90s.

This is the kind of weather that really makes me miss my old house in the country. It was designed so you could open windows and get a nice cross-draft of even the slightest breeze making the use of an A/C a matter of choice - not of need.  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on September 11, 2012, 03:07:57 PM
It could be -10c and theb women here still wear skirts :o

I remember having to climb a snowbank once to get onto a bus here... and there was a highschool girl wearing a skirt with no stockings, and sandals on her feet (albeit with socks, but still a rather odd way to go about in the winter here).

Nice and sunny today - a little warm, but the days of shorts & tshirt weather are behind us I reckon :)
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Post by: heidi52 on September 11, 2012, 03:53:51 PM
Perfect day. Light fluffy clouds, slight breeze and 74F.
Doesn't get much better. Wish I could bottle it.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on September 15, 2012, 05:27:32 AM
Sunny, not much breeze.  Light blue sky with a few high wispy white cirrus clouds feathering away into delicate shredded streamers in the high altitude winds.

Temp only 68 F.  V.Nice.

It would be a nice day for a spot of private flying.
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Post by: fire-fly on September 15, 2012, 06:46:59 PM
Looking out the window, it is sunny with light cloud but the forecast does say a chance of rain. Have to wait and see I guess.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 16, 2012, 01:01:11 AM
Still dark at 6 AM.  No obvious stars so there's probably some cloud up there.  Not a breath of wind.  70 F.
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Post by: mouselady on September 16, 2012, 05:17:48 AM
Overcast. Not too cold, but not warm.

Yesterday turned lovely - bright blue skies, if a bit nippy. Here's hoping, as I still have 30 bulbs to plant!
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Post by: Gyppo on September 16, 2012, 07:41:37 AM
Now it's daylight I can see the cloud.  Low grey, topped by higher white in the gaps.  Not a trace of blue to be seen.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 18, 2012, 03:15:20 PM
Its been pouring all day  >:(
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Post by: heidi52 on September 18, 2012, 03:45:54 PM
Big storm coming in tonight, the wind is picking up and everything has that weird pre-storm light. Spooky.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 18, 2012, 04:03:55 PM
Thought I was going to get caught out in a storm this morning.  Bright sun when i went out.  Coming back from the doc's there was low cloud racing in, the taste of damp on the tongue, that metallic semi-green light which promises mayhem, and there I was strolling around in my shirtsleeves with about a mile to go.

I had a quiet word with Odin.  Told him this weary old warrior would appreciate a break, if he could hold it off until I was indoors.  But if not I'd not bow my head and disappoint him.

My answer was a mocking rattle of leaves, a dark passing shadow,  and a few drops of rain.

"So be it."  I said.

But he was just testing me, because he let get home in the dry.  He's a decent old stick like that.  Won't take orders, but often seems to listen to requests as long as you don't grovel.

Gyppo

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Post by: heidi52 on September 18, 2012, 05:37:51 PM
He must have smiled at me, too. I got everything in from the garden, which is on it's last legs anyway and won't survive the storm. Just made it in and the sky opened up.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Suemcb on September 18, 2012, 06:32:56 PM
Yeah at last, a fine frosty morning and a beautiful day
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Post by: Gyppo on September 18, 2012, 11:05:04 PM
Still dark but very still.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 20, 2012, 02:30:03 PM
nice...
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Post by: heidi52 on September 20, 2012, 02:43:16 PM
We have a beautifully crisp, beginning of fall, day here in New England. The sky is cerulean this time of the year. Love everything about it.
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Post by: Dawn on September 21, 2012, 09:23:27 AM
Yuck!! Overcast, drizzly and cold. Summer is over rated.
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Post by: 510bhan on September 21, 2012, 10:23:52 AM
Surprisingly bright and pleasant. ;D
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Post by: herron on September 21, 2012, 12:11:20 PM
Windy at the moment. Probably means the sunshine is going to give way to rain.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on September 23, 2012, 07:59:38 AM
Grey, wet, windy, and thunder rolling around in the distance.   Long rumbling thunder, as if the Sky Giants are playing skittles on a wooden floored Alley.  Far enough away that I can't see any flashes yet so probably still way out at sea.

Once I can see the flashes I'll turn off the computer.   I  have a surge protector fitted, but to be honest you'll never know if it's going to work until it's too late.  It only has to fail once for a lot of important stuff to be barbecued ;-(

Gyppo
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 24, 2012, 04:06:30 AM
It's absolutely persisting down here.

Glad I've not got to go out to work today. Even cancelled the am jog after looking out the bedroom window first thing. Mornings like this drain me of all physical dedication.  :-[
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Post by: fire-fly on September 24, 2012, 04:24:31 AM
Hot and windy.

Tomorrow, hot and windy.

Helloooooo Spring.  ;D ;D
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Post by: ma100 on September 24, 2012, 04:34:06 AM
Raining and foggy. :(
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Post by: fire-fly on September 24, 2012, 04:57:16 AM
 :o :o

I don't want to swap.
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Post by: ma100 on September 24, 2012, 05:01:13 AM
Some friend you are. >:( ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2012, 05:46:44 AM
Rough.

Not what I'd call stormy, but rough and blustery.  Surprising amount of light considering the  horizon to horizon blanket cloud cover, but it's light grey cloud, not black.

Wind direction means the rain isn't hitting my windows at the moment, so I have them open, which is nice.  Room temp 65 F.  No shirt.

Rain is spattery.  Biggish individual drops, which are very cold.  Possibly melted hail.

This may be what the weathermen mean when they talk about rain falling as hail or vice versa.  Personally I don't give a damn what it is five miles up, it's what it is when it hits me that counts.  Like the difference between gross and net wages.  Only one of the latter really means anything.

Gyppo
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Post by: Recon One on September 24, 2012, 01:15:00 PM
The humidity seems to be dropping, my 45 minute walk at 6 in the morning is actually getting comfortable. The shower afterwards is still the most refreshing part of the day and the closest I've come to rain in months.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2012, 01:24:49 PM
It's absolutely glorious this evening.  The wind is still gusty, but the sky has cleared and we'll soon be headfing into a lovely sunset.

Temp has stayed around 65 F all day.

I wore my shirt to the shops, but otherwise it has been off for most of the day.
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Post by: heidi52 on September 24, 2012, 04:34:02 PM
We had a lovely day here. Fall in New England is the bomb!
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Post by: CPlumb on September 24, 2012, 05:54:17 PM
Only 91 here today, bright & sunny. Time to get out the parka! Pretty soon, I'll have to put away the sunshine shovel, the sunshine blower (fan), and the sunshine galoshes (sandals) for the season. Temps at night will drop below (shudder) 50, and we might even get (shudder)(shudder) Frost!

You can tell the seasons have changed - the Winnabego's are coming back - with their left-turn signal running (while in the high-speed lane). /Sigh/
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Post by: thatollie on September 25, 2012, 05:37:55 AM
Like the back cover of Led Zeppelin 4.
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Post by: Dawn on September 25, 2012, 08:44:05 AM
A months worth of rain fell in one day here.
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Post by: Lin on September 25, 2012, 10:05:41 AM
So it was you who sent it over here Dawn!  Mind you I could do with some rain for my new plants.  It's thundering and lightening here, the dog was scared it's his first encounter with an enormous thunder clap.

Lin x

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Post by: Gyppo on September 25, 2012, 10:17:04 AM
Icy cold showers, quite pleasant in between. 

Sky gets dark enough during the showers that I need to put the lights on indoors.  The birds in the garden are getting really confused.  They've probably had at least a dozen 'evenings' so far today.  They look as bewildered as they were during the total eclipse a few years back.
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Post by: Laura H on September 25, 2012, 01:30:19 PM
Lovely!  In the low 80's  :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 26, 2012, 09:05:06 PM
Nice and chilly ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on September 26, 2012, 09:08:23 PM
Warm and sunny with a slight breeze.

20' but will get a bit higher before the days end.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 27, 2012, 01:47:30 AM
Wet and gloomy.

If I was sin a bad mood the weather the last two days would really piss me off.  Fortunately I'm not.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 27, 2012, 02:11:10 AM
Its currently 9 degrees at 2am so much nicer than the summer nite lows of +20  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on October 05, 2012, 01:26:37 PM
Its 3.30am here in downtown Oz. Nice and hot, just the way it should be.

Fan is swishing, should be lulling me to sleep but alas, this is not to be.

Beautiful days, perfect nights....bliss.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
Wet.  Grey.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 05, 2012, 06:31:38 PM
Amazing the difference a few hours makes.

Woke up (again) to grey and gloomy. Who knows where it goes from here.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 05, 2012, 06:45:06 PM
After a week of rain, we finally had a sunny day, and I spent it in the Drs. Office.  >:(

Rain forecast tomorrow and then for the next couple of days. So much for the long holiday weekend.
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Post by: DistantSun on October 05, 2012, 08:26:37 PM
Brrrr... chilly day here, unlike yesterday that was pleasantly sunny and warm.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2012, 08:44:47 PM
Dark, as one would expect at 1:45 AM.  And still wet.
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Post by: herron on October 07, 2012, 01:08:54 PM
Overcast and chilly today.  :-\
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Post by: Ghost on October 07, 2012, 01:15:13 PM
A light dusting of fiery ash carried on a fierce wind made of the screams of the lost and lonely.

Another lousy day in Hell.

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Post by: Vienna on October 07, 2012, 01:37:21 PM
after 26 and sun yesterday, 15 and raining rather heavily all day today......................
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 07, 2012, 02:12:31 PM
After the last few day of them temp. being in the mid 80s to mid 90s F., last night dropping into the 40s was a surprise to me since I hadn't checked the weather report, but a pleasant surprise.  ;)
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Post by: heidi52 on October 07, 2012, 03:45:04 PM
It was 39F here this morning.  ;D  Still no hard frost (32 or lower), but it's coming soon. Despite the forecast of rain, it was only partly cloudy.

Greying up now. How much you want to bet as soon as I start out the door to feed dinner to the critters, the sky opens up?
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Post by: fire-fly on October 07, 2012, 04:01:26 PM
Heidi I missed the F in your temp and thought it was C'  :o :o  :D :D

9'C here at 7am. Slightly overcast and will be cool tonight. The second day of daylight saving here in NSW though.

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Post by: Gyppo on October 07, 2012, 04:21:42 PM
The second day of daylight saving here in NSW though.

Do you have to put tape over the slot so it can't shine back out again before you need it?
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Post by: fire-fly on October 07, 2012, 04:23:03 PM
We do Gyp, go through a lot of tape in 6 months mate.  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 07, 2012, 05:16:57 PM
Sky is now a bluish gray, still on the chilly side and I had to put warmer clothes on and fussy slippers that keep my toes warm.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 08, 2012, 07:04:48 AM
Grade amp ;-)

Am I going out in it?

Knotty fiker nairlpit.  (Members from the Broad Brown Land may recognise this as phonetically rendered 'Strine'.

Even with drizzle falling steadily and all the windows open it's still 68 F in my lair.  The kind of day which produces a pleasantly gentle melancholy.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on October 08, 2012, 08:58:59 AM
Rain again last night. It's been so wet here we have mushrooms coming up everywhere, all different kinds. Look what's coming up in my front yard:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria
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Post by: Gyppo on October 08, 2012, 12:26:52 PM
Harvest them and mix them into one of your lotions and potions ;-)

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Please Note:  No Fairies of either gender were harmed in the making of this product, but a number of little boy pixies, used to leaning against the cap and casually glancing up the skirt of a seated girl fairy, were seriously inconvenienced.   And a small percentage of horny old Gnomes were reduced to buying copies of Play-Elf.

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Post by: heidi52 on October 08, 2012, 01:53:00 PM
Harvest them and mix them into one of your lotions and potions ;-)


Only if you'll be my tester.  ;)
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 08, 2012, 03:04:56 PM
Rain again last night. It's been so wet here we have mushrooms coming up everywhere, all different kinds. Look what's coming up in my front yard:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

any edible types ??? :o
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 08, 2012, 04:09:32 PM
If I ever needed proof that I'm a warm weather gal, I'm getting it today. The temp Inside the house is 69 F and I'm cold enough to be shivering, my hands are like ice but my feet are ok in the fuzzy slippers. I've tried typing while wearing glove - it doesn't work for me.   
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Post by: heidi52 on October 08, 2012, 06:17:11 PM
The temp Inside the house is 69 F

Yes, Alice you need to stay in Texas. My house hasn't gotten over 61 today. That's where it stays for the winter. Haven't needed the heat yet, thank goodness.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 08, 2012, 06:32:17 PM
Yes, Alice you need to stay in Texas. My house hasn't gotten over 61 today. That's where it stays for the winter. Haven't needed the heat yet, thank goodness.

I agree.  ;)  I like to visit other states and countries, but I prefer warm weather when I do.  ;D

But guess what - I now have a blue sky, no clouds and the temp has moved up enough for comfort. Tomorrow it is predicted to be back in the 80s for a few days.  ;D
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Post by: heidi52 on October 08, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
I'm happy for you, but I'll keep the cool.  8)
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Post by: fire-fly on October 08, 2012, 08:00:31 PM
Cool and a slight breeze to show the effect. 15'C (59'F) and it won't rise much more than 18' I would hazard a guess.  ???
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Post by: heidi52 on October 09, 2012, 06:41:32 AM
rain, rain, rain, rain, and then
rain

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Post by: Gyppo on October 09, 2012, 06:51:35 AM
Wet, but a light grey sky, not the smothering heavy grey of yesterday.  Fine drizzle, but with some bigger splashy ice mcold drops falling through it.  Probably hail that lost its cool on the long journey.

Room temp down to a whisker above 60F with windows open.  Still no need for a shirt at this time of day.

Gyppo
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 09, 2012, 03:43:48 PM
Its coooold but Its a welcome relief :)
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Post by: fire-fly on October 09, 2012, 05:44:21 PM
Fine and sunny, no wind, perfect spring day. Last time I said that it turned sour.  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on October 12, 2012, 03:34:15 AM
And turned sour it did. It snowed  :o :o :o
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2012, 04:51:45 AM
Snow?  In Australia?  That must be a major freak-out over there in the broad brown white land.

Over here we have a cool day, clear blue sky, and a sudden desire for a proper winter breakfast.  Egg, bacon, black pudding, etc.  I may just go downstairs and do something about it.  Build myself up for tomorrow morning's Flu Jab ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on October 12, 2012, 06:57:22 AM
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Snow?  In Australia?  That must be a major freak-out over there in the broad brown white land.

The snow was bigger in Katoomba then in snow season mate and its cold enough here to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.  :o :o

Had to re commission my hot water bottle for bed tonight.

A house will burn for sure tonight, its too cold.  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2012, 07:18:21 AM
The snow was bigger in Katoomba then in snow season mate and its cold enough here to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.  :o :o

A house will burn for sure tonight, its too cold.  ::)

1)  Hope you've got a welder on standby.

2)  Yeah, son-in-law says that as well when it gets colder.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 12, 2012, 08:48:50 PM
 :D :D :D

Picture perfect day today, go figure.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 12, 2012, 09:16:15 PM
The snow was bigger in Katoomba then in snow season mate and its cold enough here to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.  :o :o

Had to re commission my hot water bottle for bed tonight.

A house will burn for sure tonight, its too cold.  ::)
0 degrees is not cold
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Post by: fire-fly on October 13, 2012, 07:34:34 AM
Pigs bum its not Francis.  :o
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 13, 2012, 11:02:57 AM
Around here it's that time of year again when it's hot (or rather warm), then changes, with little notice, to become much cooler or even cold. The changes take place from one day to the other, sometimes from one hour to the other.

Frustrating when you go out dressed for the coolness of the morning and then have to shed clothing as the morning progresses. Even worse when you dress for hot weather and the weather decides you need some chill bumps to complete your outfit.     
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Post by: WordBird on October 14, 2012, 03:00:46 PM
Mother Nature has been teasing me with rain and a thunderstorm in the forecast all day!  :(  So far just wind and clouds. I was all ready to go outside and play in the rain; ended up taking a nap instead. There are a few sprinkles on my window screen. Perhaps it won't be long now?
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Post by: fire-fly on October 14, 2012, 04:04:58 PM
Glorious today. Sun shining, birds singing, dogs basking in that sunshine.

Great day to be above ground, then again, any day is.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 14, 2012, 04:56:40 PM
Great day to be above ground, then again, any day is.  :D

A good philosophy ;-)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 14, 2012, 05:48:55 PM
Another switch in weather today . . . sun shining, temps. moderate and feels great.

Enjoying it even if I've only been outdoors for a little while.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 15, 2012, 06:03:11 AM
Bright sun, stiffish breeze, temp exactly 60 F.  Rather pleasant.

Nearly all the leaves on the Hazel hedge have a brown rim to them now.  Most of the leaves on the Rowan have gone during the last week.  They tend to turn colour and fall very quickly once they start.  But there's always a few, usual;ly at the very extremes of thre branches, which stick it out long after their less sturdy relatives have died.  It's odd, because you'd expect the ones out on the tips to die off first.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 15, 2012, 03:32:41 PM
Pigs bum its not Francis.  :o

try -52c  :o
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Post by: heidi52 on October 15, 2012, 04:47:05 PM
It's very ladybug here.

My winter lodgers are massing on my house. They do this every fall. The get in the crevices, crooks and crannies and overwinter.

Harmless, but anyone not knowing what they were, might have a start when they realize the entire exterior of my house is crawling with them.

70's, bright sun, lovely Indian summer day.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 15, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
Harmless, but anyone not knowing what they were, might have a start when they realize the entire exterior of my house is crawling with them.

It must look quite odd.  Fascinating, but odd.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 15, 2012, 04:57:15 PM
It does, there are thousands of them.

The first year they did that I kind of freaked out.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 15, 2012, 05:08:14 PM
Several years back we had a plague of them in the UK.  Some places had drifts of dead ones washed up along the seashore as well, but generally we never see that many.  In fact I don't remember seeing any at all this year.
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Post by: McWawa on October 15, 2012, 05:24:07 PM
Repetitive, yet in slightly varying cycles over a period of time that though  there may be noticeable great changes in the short term,  the long term overall trend may not be immediately perceptible, except to the critically observant and those who spend long duration in the out-doors or rely upon the weather for their livelihood.

( Have you noticed how some people spend a long time lingering in the out doors of stores and when you wanna leave you can't get passed them ? )
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Post by: fire-fly on October 16, 2012, 03:10:02 AM
Reached 32' today. It was so toasty in the car, tickled my cold inners.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 16, 2012, 01:10:47 PM
It seems our weather is still undecided about moving on from Summer and into the Fall.

Very light blue sky today, must be caused by thin clouds spread out enough to dilute the color. But the clouds apparently still hold some moisture. I had to make a run to the store awhile ago and it rained on my way home - tiny drop spaced out, just barely heavier than what I would call a "sprinkle" of rain.

On the flip side, my roses seem to think it's still blooming time.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on October 16, 2012, 03:44:09 PM
Very sunny, at 6.45am and only 15' but the day will liven I feel.

Also strangely still compared to previous mornings.
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Post by: hmza on October 16, 2012, 03:49:55 PM
it's raining here in kashmir
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Post by: heidi52 on October 16, 2012, 08:19:12 PM
We just felt an earthquake. Does that count as weather?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/16/earthquake-maine-boston/1637441/
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Post by: DistantSun on October 16, 2012, 09:28:51 PM
Pigs bum its not Francis.  :o

 ;D Take my word for it Fly, zero C is chilly. Try -26C, take another 10 or 12 degrees off for windchill... where it literally hurts when you breathe in air that cold. That is cold :P
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Post by: Gyppo on October 16, 2012, 10:23:10 PM
Wet, windy, and appropriately dark for 3-20 AM.
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Post by: thatollie on October 16, 2012, 11:35:58 PM
Night
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Post by: Lin on October 17, 2012, 08:40:42 AM
24C difference today between the north and south of the UK.. London is 16C and Northern Scotland minus 8C .  Amazing!

 :D
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Post by: Recon One on October 19, 2012, 02:54:37 AM
Sunset yesterday evening
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Post by: Recon One on October 19, 2012, 03:06:56 AM
Ten minutes ago
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Post by: Gyppo on October 19, 2012, 05:33:01 AM
Grey, but bearable.

It rained a lot in the night so the ground is soggy and there's an overall damp feel to the air.  But, as Firefly said the other day, it's still a good day to be above the ground.

Gyppo
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Post by: Lin on October 24, 2012, 08:25:17 AM
Lovely weather in Wales on Sunday and then fog fog and more fog when I got back to Holland this morning. Mind you the sun was interested peering through the mist.  Quite breathtaking in a way.

Lin x
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Post by: heidi52 on October 24, 2012, 09:58:05 AM
Quite nippy here this morning 29F, had to break out the gloves for chores this morning. Nice and sunny and warming up quickly. Looks like a good one.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 24, 2012, 11:12:01 AM
Grey.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 24, 2012, 04:36:25 PM
Hot and sunny, should hit 38'C today.

Very dry though.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 24, 2012, 08:55:57 PM
Hot and sunny, should hit 38'C today.

Very dry though.
I am jealous >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on October 24, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
 :D :D

Same today but windy and a total fire ban.

Let the games begin.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 25, 2012, 04:38:24 AM
Grey again.  But, mercifully, only about three shades not the whole damned fifty.
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Post by: heidi52 on October 25, 2012, 07:48:32 AM
sunny and cool (like me)  8)
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Post by: fire-fly on October 25, 2012, 04:34:33 PM
 :D :D

Hot and sunny with the heat haze heading in.

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Post by: heidi52 on October 25, 2012, 05:50:50 PM
Here's a question for you all.
A friend and I (both from the same approx. latitude in north america) were talking about how the blue sky of October is different, more blue-er than any other time of the year.

I was intrigued and thought I'd ask you all, since we are from EVERYWHERE. Where you live is the sky in October a different color than it is the rest of the year?

I know the blue color has to do with refraction and light bending and all that, so that's not what I'm asking. Just your anecdotal impression.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 25, 2012, 06:33:19 PM
So far this month I've had skies of the the most brilliant of blues and other days they are a light blue or even grayish blue. So I can't really say they are all that different than in Sept. - but perhaps not a vibrant a blue as in summer.

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Post by: herron on October 25, 2012, 11:58:51 PM
high 70s today (unseasonably warm), but the bottom falls out tomorrow (back to normal)  :-[
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 26, 2012, 07:34:20 PM
Chilly enough that I had to put on long pants and fuzzy slippers.  :P

they say it will get down to 46 F tonight . . . not dark yet, but it feels like it already around 46 F. :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on October 26, 2012, 08:16:37 PM
There's an icy wind blowing up the street and trying to find a way into my house.  Quite a drastic change in the last 24 hours.  Thursday evening I strolled around to the shops after dark with my sleeves rolled up.  Friday lunchtime I was wearing my jacket, done up.

The weather man is predicting zero temperatures for the weekend.
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Post by: Andrewf on October 27, 2012, 03:36:50 PM
Woke up to find a layer of Snow had fallen.   :-\
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 27, 2012, 04:09:06 PM
I will gladly trade you that snow for rain :)


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It will likely track from the Atlantic ocean across the mid Atlantic
states then take an unusual path towards the Lower Great Lakes.

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Post by: heidi52 on October 27, 2012, 05:03:17 PM
They are making such a big deal about Sandy and what she MIGHT do.

Methinks it will end up being a media event, more than anything else.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 27, 2012, 05:11:21 PM
we are supposed to get 50mm+ of rain but......They were forecasting rain from tuesday-friday of this week and we never got a single drop
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Post by: heidi52 on October 27, 2012, 05:20:47 PM
The weather guys have to have mayhem and disaster in the broadcast or no one will watch. Even if there is only a slim chance of it happening, they will play it up, to get people nervous so they'll keep watching.

Weather is weather. I've survived plenty of hurricanes, and expect to on this one. And if by some fluke I don't, worrying about it 3 days out isn't going to do me any good.
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Post by: wanderer on October 27, 2012, 05:26:31 PM
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The weather guys have to have mayhem and disaster in the broadcast or no one will watch. Even if there is only a slim chance of it happening, they will play it up, to get people nervous so they'll keep watching.

Can't agree more, Heidi. Gives them something to cover with slack news days. Might as well run the old footage of someone in a rain coat, standing in the wind, and the surf splashing over the sea wall...oh, and the bending and fallen trees.  Seems to me they are usually wrong in some way.

Regardless, do take basic precautions...never know.  ;)
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 27, 2012, 05:30:15 PM
OMG We're all doomed because of rain and wind :o :D :D

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Post by: heidi52 on October 27, 2012, 05:47:52 PM

Regardless, do take basic precautions...never know.  ;)

I live on a farm, we batten down for a storm.

It's the panic, that they rev up in the idiots before hand that I can't stand. Tomorrow will be a madhouse in the Supermarket with all the morons stocking up becasue the STORM is coming!! Like they're going to be cut off from civilization for weeks.

Frank's right: "OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!"
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 27, 2012, 06:35:08 PM
"...ain't got time to wonder why,
 whoopee we're all gonna die."

Country Joe and The Fish.

Dark, coldish, low black cloud, no stars and not a breath of wind.  It's been gusty all day -enough to blow over my small stack of wooden pallets -, but now it's the unnatural calm and quiet.

Took down the bead curtain outside the back door because the noise was driving me mad.  It like Bones tap-dancing on a pile of sun-dried sticks inside a tin shed.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 27, 2012, 06:36:55 PM
Warm but overcast here in downtown Oz.

But the birds are singing and my morning coffee was delicious, I have no complaints......yet.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 27, 2012, 06:48:37 PM
Liitle birdies, loud and bright,
dropping lumps of boggin' shite,
Deary, deary, deary me,
one's just crapped in my coffee.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 27, 2012, 07:32:27 PM
 :D :D :D

Reminds me of our trip this year mate.

We were across the way from a rather learned couple, sitting under the big gum trees in there RM Williams attire, sipping wine and reading important books.

Next time I looked over at them, he was running a cloth under the tap and wiping his duds.

The Other Half walked over for a chat when they had settled in again and he was sitting in a different spot. Mid conversation he jumped up and back to the tap again as a bird had shite on him for the second time.

His wife said he should get double the luck now.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Recon One on October 29, 2012, 11:31:00 AM
First 'Winter' storm of the season, first it started blowing then the thunder and lightning. Some earthbound strikes but also a lot of sheet lightening. A Friend  called to say the power had gone in his house and that rain was falling in Ras Al Khaimha
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Post by: heidi52 on October 29, 2012, 11:44:13 AM
Gale force winds and lots of rain. Good day to stay inside.

Too bad I have to go feed the critters their lunch. They have enough sense not to go out in it.  ::)
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Post by: herron on October 29, 2012, 02:51:36 PM
Cold and windy.

But at least I'm not in the direct path of that nasty storm running up the east coast. My thoughts and prayers are with anone who is.
 :-\
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Post by: heidi52 on October 29, 2012, 03:40:08 PM
The eye of hurricane Sandy is about 300 miles south of us and coming north. The wind gusts are so fierce the windows rattle. Anything not secured is in the next county.

Oh, and did I mention the driving rain?

All schools statewide were cancelled today and Boston shut it's public transport system at 2pm. Pity anyone who has to be out in this for any length of time.

But we are all safe and sound, and except for when I have to go feed the critters, I'm staying put.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 29, 2012, 03:50:39 PM
The remnants of that storm are expected to move into the Ottawa area tonite when everyone'll be sleping ;D ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on October 29, 2012, 03:51:42 PM
Well... the neighbour across the road will need to repair an entire side of their backyard fence, seeing as it's lying on the grass  :o We've been inside all day with all the strong winds out there, so that's the only damage that we can see. We're not in the direct path either - thinking of my east coast friends too  :-[
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Post by: Gayle on October 29, 2012, 04:15:35 PM
Too bad I have to go feed the critters their lunch. They have enough sense not to go out in it.  ::)
Oh the things we do for our fine four-footed (and two-footed) friends.

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Post by: fire-fly on October 29, 2012, 08:27:22 PM
Hot and cloudy but the sun is trying for a win.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 29, 2012, 08:29:28 PM
Winds picked up a whee bit.........
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Post by: Gyppo on October 30, 2012, 08:25:18 AM
Sunny  and chilly.  A fairly gentle wind, but it's what Gran called a lazy wind.  Goes straight through you instead of the long way around.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 30, 2012, 10:55:07 AM
Well all this "Frankenstorm' hype turned out to be hot air :D Other than the wind blowing hard for 5 hours overnight we got hardly any rain at all ;D ;D ;D


It is currently partly cloudy and 16c  ;D ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on October 30, 2012, 01:50:08 PM
Well all this "Frankenstorm' hype turned out to be hot air :D Other than the wind blowing hard for 5 hours overnight we got hardly any rain at all ;D ;D ;D

It is currently partly cloudy and 16c  ;D ;D

The US news seem to have a need to name the storms like that - Frankenstorm, 'Storm of the Century' etc. Not much rain here either.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 30, 2012, 02:57:50 PM
Once the sun fully rises, should be nice and warm out there and cloud free.

Great day to go buy a car.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 01, 2012, 05:26:41 AM
Around 7-30 am it was what I call a 'Cornish Morning'.

The horizon was streaked with ragged strips of blue-black clouds divided by silver. Almost the colours of a St Piran's flag. A raw damp edge to the breeze.  A day full of infinite possibilities and restlessness.



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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 01, 2012, 11:50:14 AM
Darkish with fog swirling about.

Oh, you meant the real weather, not the part that sits inside my head!

Out side the sun is shinning, temp not too high and not too low - not enough breeze to stir the leaves around.

Should be a good day for writing after I have consumed enough coffee.  ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on November 02, 2012, 10:52:29 PM
Cool and overcast in Oz today.
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Post by: herron on November 05, 2012, 12:04:10 AM
Darned cold tonight. 26oF at the moment.  :-\
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 05, 2012, 03:25:09 AM
I know :o :o Its -7c here 19 f  :o :oi
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Post by: herron on November 05, 2012, 09:44:49 PM
I know :o :o Its -7c here 19 f  :o :oi
I believe it. You're about 9 hours (driving time) northeast of here!  :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on November 05, 2012, 10:31:39 PM
Hot, windy and storms on the roll in.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 06, 2012, 05:34:55 AM
Colder and bright.  Beautiful morning with the sun slanting in at a low angle from a virtually cloud free pale blue sky.  A watercolour morning with some strong acrylic highlights.

Ice on the surface of standing water in the back garden.  Only a thin layer, but it's a sign of the first breath of the Winter Wolf.

The morning beauty pageant as the girls pass by my window on their way to work is modelling winter accessories, such as scarves and gloves, and an interesting selection of woolly hats.  Skirts are longer, or replaced by trousers.  There was one resolute lass still - I assume - wearing a short skirt underneath a thick furry coat, with the collar turned up to protect her ears.  Rather like a bear with shaved and shapely legs.  It is of course possible that she was stark naked under the coat, but it would have been bad manners to call out and ask her.

All human life is there ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on November 06, 2012, 03:16:23 PM
After Melbourne Cup day yesterday, we have an overcast sky and it is a lot cooler.

See what this day holds.
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 12, 2012, 03:32:32 PM
Its November 12th and its 21c  :o :o :o Tomorrow its dropping to =4c  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on November 12, 2012, 04:40:14 PM
The sun was shining first thing, after a gentle rain all night long, which resulted in lots of little sparkling coloured beads of moisture as the light hit the wet leaves at a low angle.

The magic lasted for about half an hour and then the sky turned grey and it's been that way all day.

Glad I was the light show though, it made the subsequent gloom seem less overpowering.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 12, 2012, 06:53:15 PM
I was fine without it most of the day but about half and hour ago I broke down and turned some heat on.

Current temp. is 58 F and suppose to drop another 20 degrees tonight.
Time to break out the warmer sleep wear.
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Post by: fire-fly on November 12, 2012, 09:44:30 PM
Its a mild day today. Bits of sun here and there but on the whole, a very un seasonal sorta day.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 13, 2012, 07:51:14 AM
A bit like yesterday so far.

Started off lovely.  Quite mild and dead still when I was putting the bin out.

An hour of so later, when I went out again to feed the birds, it was cold enough to make the hair on my arms stand to attention, and the breeze, although only gentle, was raw with the promise of Winter.  Sky is covered with an even layer of fairly high pale grey cloud.

Temperature in my room is a comfortable 62 F.
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Post by: herron on November 13, 2012, 10:56:33 AM
Miserable.  :-[

But I'm in Florida right now.  :D ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on November 13, 2012, 02:40:58 PM
Overcast and cool.

I don't think we are getting a summer this year.  ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 13, 2012, 03:47:00 PM
Overcast and cool.

I don't think we are getting a summer this year.  ???

It's still early ::) have patience, we still don't have any snow :P
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 13, 2012, 03:58:43 PM
It's 56 F outside today - that would be 13.3 in C.

Heat is on inside!
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 14, 2012, 03:56:27 PM
It's 56 F outside today - that would be 13.3 in C.

Heat is on inside!
  :o thats warm for November.Its sunny and 4c 39F
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 06, 2012, 07:42:44 PM
its cold :(
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Post by: Gyppo on December 06, 2012, 07:44:45 PM
Like black coffee.

Dark and wet.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 06, 2012, 07:45:06 PM
Its hot.

Its cloudy. ;D
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Post by: cmb on December 07, 2012, 03:42:52 AM
It's snowing here. It's snowing big, fluffy, white flakes and the ground is covered in a thick white blanket. The cars too, at that, and the rooftops. The branches of trees and shrubs are bending downwards under their loads. Beautiful.

Too bad I've got to go grocery shopping.
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Post by: Lin on December 07, 2012, 04:44:33 AM
Get your Ski's out everyone -

Lin x
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Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2012, 09:28:40 AM
Gloomy.  It's only 2-25 pm  but I'm going to need to put the lights on indoors.

I think I'd go mad, or get totally depressed  in one of those places where they have six months of night.  I have no problems with darkness or night, but I prefer them to stay in their proper place and not turn up unexpectedly in the middle of the day.
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Post by: cmb on December 07, 2012, 09:41:11 AM
And the snow keeps falling. I just took this picture of my back yard.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-toxV33nR1f8/UMH-1iJtZYI/AAAAAAAALGo/RSa8J3U3iJM/s800/snow1.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on December 07, 2012, 10:46:45 AM
Am 53 yrs old, and last year on an impulse I bought a sledge. Wanna know why? Cos it had steel rims over wood runners! Guaranteed to gan geet fast-like! laff. Bloody big kid that I am! I jus couldn resist it! Christine thought my cheese had finally slipped off my cracker! laf laf. b
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 07, 2012, 02:46:57 PM
My weather is really Jumping . . . jumping from warm to cool to cold and back again. And now they are predicting a hard freeze.  ???  It hasn't even been seriously cold yet, let along freezing cold.
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Post by: cmb on December 07, 2012, 02:54:22 PM
The weather-people predicted -15 Centigrade (5 degrees Fahrenheit) for tonight. That's going to be fun, with all the snow that fell from the sky today...
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Post by: Vienna on December 07, 2012, 03:14:14 PM
we have minus degrees here in Vienna, cold as a witches tit in fact.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 07, 2012, 03:18:35 PM
Hot and sunny with the bushfire haze moving in over the town.

Heading to the station after this coffee to decorate my fire engine for Xmas.  :D :D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2012, 07:53:21 PM
Apparently it rained like hell in the mid-afternoon but I never noticed.

The old Polar Bear had retired to his cave when the sky got really dark and gloomy and hibernated for a few hours.  Mum reckons the rain came down like stair rods and the wind was lashing the tress against her window.

I was blissfully unaware of all this and woke up around 5 pm to find the world properly dark. Ii had no idea if it was evening or morning to start with, until I looked at my 24 hour clock ;-)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 07, 2012, 08:25:24 PM
Apparently, judging by my wet driveway, it rained here at some point. But it must not have been anything like what Gyppo's mom described. I sure I would have noticed that.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 07, 2012, 08:50:46 PM
Its cold and theres no snow >:(
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Post by: Gyppo on December 08, 2012, 06:54:09 AM
Sunny and 60  (Degrees F.)  Just a whisper of wind stirring the few remaining leaves in the hedge.
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Post by: Lin on December 08, 2012, 07:10:24 AM
Lovely crisp sunny day here in Holland

Lin
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Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2012, 07:16:10 AM
Hottish around the 35'. Enough to make your skin glow but not offer any back sweat.
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Post by: herron on December 08, 2012, 11:50:39 AM
Hottish around the 35'. Enough to make your skin glow but not offer any back sweat.
It's raining (with some occasional sun flurries mixed in). We're at 35o here, too.  But 35oF here is only 1.7oC where you are, FF.
 :-\
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 08, 2012, 03:06:01 PM
Big clumps of wet snow falling at the moment ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2012, 03:24:00 PM
It's raining (with some occasional sun flurries mixed in). We're at 35o here, too.  But 35oF here is only 1.7oC where you are, FF.
 :-\

brrrrr mate. When its that cold in Oz, I am 99% of the time asleep.  :D

Another hottie. Its 7.30am and I haven't walked outside yet but the haze is there. Great day to go shopping and see a movie me thinks.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on December 08, 2012, 05:31:52 PM
Lovely crisp night.  Clear skies with the stars looking - just as they really are - millions of miles away.

There's still a few people around here using coal fires so there's that nostalgic smell in the air.

Frost is starting to form on car roofs, and was well established on the credit card I've just found in the alley outside our house.  Didn't recognise the name so I just phoned the 'if found' number on the back.  It probably belongs to one of the new neighbours, but I don't know their names.

I've never seen such a well used card before, the numbers were almost worn off and it still has several months to go.  Mine is almost mint in comparison.

Gyppo
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Post by: Vienna on December 09, 2012, 04:29:45 AM
blue skies, biting wind though and as I went for my sunday morning run it was -3 and I thought definitely time to put the shorts away.............
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Post by: WordBird on December 09, 2012, 06:58:42 PM
Thundering outside, getting ready to storm. If I disappear, you'll know why. But I'm pretty stout. I'll be back.  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on December 09, 2012, 08:54:34 PM
Unbelievable!! Yesterday back sweat, today, jeans and jumper. Its blowing a gale and threatening to rain, bloody global warming.  ::)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 10, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
The hard freeze didn't appear as predicted, but it still got cold enough to turn the heat on and don long pants and long sleeves.  :-\
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 10, 2012, 01:19:38 PM
The hard freeze didn't appear as predicted, but it still got cold enough to turn the heat on and don long pants and long sleeves.  :-\

Thats cuz WE got it >:( thankfully the snow fell Before the freezing rain >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on December 10, 2012, 05:25:20 PM
Wet, windy and cold. Its December for gawd sake. How is Santa supposed to find Oz if its this chilly?

Every year he looks forward to his beach surfing before hitting the rest of the world.  8)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 10, 2012, 06:10:10 PM
Your weather is letting me down FF.

When I'm cold I look forward to coming here and seeing some place in the world where the sun is shinning and it's at least warm if not hot.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2012, 06:20:18 PM
Frosty, lovely clear night.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2012, 10:36:05 AM
Up until midday and a bit beyond it was bright and warm  enough to walk to the shop in my shirtsleeves.  (Which is indeed a funny place to find a shop.)

But shortly after extricating myself from my sleeves and going indoors the heavens opened, releasing lightning, long rolling thunder, a torrential downpour which soon overwhelmed the gutters and drains, and then quarter of an hour of hefty hail to finish off the spectacular.

Mum suggested it might be a dummy run for the 21st, but without it raining blood or frogs I had my doubts.

At 2 am it was as dark as evening, and now I could almost put the lights off again.

Fun while it lasted
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Post by: Ajaxe on December 16, 2012, 11:41:07 AM
Sky's overcast and maybe it might rain.
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Post by: fire-fly on December 16, 2012, 11:45:26 AM
Hot even now at 4 am but a southerly is coming through and it is rather refreshing.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 16, 2012, 06:01:07 PM
Its cold and snowing  >:( >:(

How much for a flight to Oz??
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 16, 2012, 06:48:43 PM
Weird!

We had about 3 days of beautiful sleeveless tops and shorts type of weather. Then, just as if the clock struck the hour, three days with the heat turned up and me wearing sweats in the house. The it rained early this morning to round things out.
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Post by: herron on December 17, 2012, 10:17:50 PM
Wet ... and getting colder ...again.  :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on December 17, 2012, 10:57:39 PM
29'C or 84'F today so just nice. Shorts and t-shirts but not really a/c weather.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 18, 2012, 08:35:42 AM
Sunny, bright (low-angled winter-sun bright which means I need the blinds pulled halfway down) and a comfortable 60 F in the 'office'.

Rather pleasant outside when I went to feed the birds.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 26, 2012, 11:01:13 AM
When I got home last night it was at least 20 degrees colder than when I had left - glad I carried a jacket, just in case.

Worse when I woke this morning. Our temp. is at 30 F and predicted to only climb to the upper 40s . . . not enough to suit me. But at least I don't have to contend with snow or ice, nor the tornadoes that have been wrecking havoc across some states.

Guess I shouldn't complain if I have to bundle up a little more than usual.   
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Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2012, 02:47:24 PM
I accidentally started on the first page of this thread and though "Flipping heck, Ma's Pampas Grass is frozen again.  Then I  realised it was a time-warp moment ;-)

Weather here is cool and mostly dry, with some heavy and sharp showers.  From the way it rattled at the windows there was some hail mixed in with the rain.

Temperature in my room has been hovering just above 60 F all day.  Outside felt pretty much the same until il darkness fell , but has a bit of a bite to it now.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Laura H on December 26, 2012, 03:41:57 PM
Snow!  We got snow in Memphis, Tennessee!  It is pretty and white and fluffy, and now I'm ready for spring  ;D
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Post by: herron on December 26, 2012, 04:46:28 PM
Snow here, too. At least 3 inches so far today, with no signs of stopping.  :P
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 02, 2013, 10:28:21 PM
Well a hot beginning to the New Year has now fizzled back to cool.

Had a few 40' days but today is flat out being 30'.

Pleasant all the same, beats the real cold.  ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 03, 2013, 01:38:29 AM
Its turning out to be an average Canadian winter
Almost 50 cm of snow on the ground :o
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Post by: Gyppo on January 03, 2013, 05:11:06 AM
60 F.  Light grey.  That's about it really.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 03, 2013, 05:20:42 AM
Typical British weather eh ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on January 03, 2013, 05:46:10 AM
Not far off, Frank.  Bit warm though ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on January 07, 2013, 02:41:53 AM
Today hit about 33' with hot wind.

Tomorrow it will be around the 43' and the winds will become much worse.

All hands on deck at work, the start is in severe fire danger and in parts, catastrophic.

Might have to work for a living tomorrow guys.  :o
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Post by: Gyppo on January 07, 2013, 03:55:50 AM
62F.  Grey,  Not raining.  Yet.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 07, 2013, 07:50:16 AM
It's suppose to go up to +2 tomorrow - a rarity of which I will enjoy.  Presently -21 or something foolish like that.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 07, 2013, 12:44:17 PM
No bush fires there I gather PW?  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 07, 2013, 12:45:22 PM
If I lit a match it would shiver.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 07, 2013, 12:46:30 PM
 ;D
Now that's just funny
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 07, 2013, 02:57:50 PM
Brass monkey weather where I am ...and rain, rain, and more rain !   ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 08, 2013, 09:11:57 AM
Just like yesterday.  (62F.  Grey,  Not raining.  Yet.)

If it wasn't for the calendar I'd think it was Groundhog Day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 08, 2013, 09:44:12 AM
As promised, a beautiful day. Blue on blue.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 08, 2013, 12:43:36 PM
Gray coated sky making noises as it ate something that didn't agree.

Anyone know a dance to speed Spring on her way?
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 08, 2013, 12:44:47 PM
The Dance of the Sleeping Bear
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 08, 2013, 01:39:24 PM
The Dance of the Sleeping Bear

Don't think I know how that one goes PW - may have to do some research.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 12, 2013, 10:24:31 AM
Here you go, Alice :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnSBF1OpUMY
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 12, 2013, 11:31:32 AM
Here you go, Alice :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnSBF1OpUMY

I use to be married to a man that did that dance.  ;) His only other dancing ability involved a heavy footed version of the Polka.  ;)

My weather - warmer than recently but very wet.

Okay, we need the rain around here, but I also need it to be a little drier for a day or two before I can get men with chainsaws working on the very wayward tree in the back yard.  :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 12, 2013, 11:38:34 AM
A real mover and shaker then, eh? 

It's plus 6 today, snowballs turn into raindrops mid path. :(
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Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2013, 02:58:15 PM
Wet.  Not canoe or raft wet, but very, very, soggy after torrential and noisy rain during the night.  Mostly straight down rain, with no wind to smack it against the windows except for about half an hour around 3 AM when I lay there wondering if it was going for 'force an entry'.  Some long drawn out rumbling thunder too, which woke me up a few times,  but distant enough that I never saw any flashes.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 12, 2013, 03:18:58 PM
The sun broke out and turned the sky blue.  Amazing how a bit of blue can brighten the day.  :)
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Post by: herron on January 12, 2013, 04:53:48 PM
It snowed six days ago, and the weather has been cold...but not as cold as usual. Yesterday it was in the 50s. Today, it was almost 60oF! Unbelievable. We had an early spring last year, with the weather in the 70s for more than a week. Plants started to bloom. Then it went back to normal, with below freezing temps for a month or so. Lost ALL fruit trees and our early tulips. Hope that's not about to happen again.
 :-\
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 12, 2013, 04:59:11 PM
Its a lovely mild day today, will only hit the mid 30's but yesterday we hit 43'C and sweltered all day with an electrical storm around 6.30 pm.

We had a call to a house fire that had been struck by lightening so we spent the next 3 hours standing in the hot rain dousing that.

Glad it didn't happen at midday, we'd a melted I think.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 13, 2013, 06:57:10 AM
A lot cooler today, only 30'. Bit of rain about makes for a pleasant change and the animals appreciate it too.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 13, 2013, 09:19:05 AM
You must be positively freezing, lil glo :P

There's freezing rain falling, I'm watching it hit the window and then do the sudden stop.  Rime icing they call it, smooth bumps of frozen movement.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2013, 10:50:43 AM
Clear, but chilly.  Winter blue sky with some long thin streaks of grey cloud, currently streaked with gold as the sun begins to set.
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Post by: WordBird on January 13, 2013, 10:57:14 AM
Nearly perfect here. Rainy, yet above average warm. I may have to get some use out of my rain jacket later today.  :)

Tomorrow and the next day are predicted for the average cold. So I intend to enjoy while I can.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 14, 2013, 07:16:15 AM
A bit more seasonal here, -10 or so, not quite the winter-madness cold, but working on it. :)
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Post by: heidi52 on January 14, 2013, 09:21:32 AM
January thaw here, almost 50F which is more than 50 degrees warmer than last week. ;D ;D

Mean to enjoy it while I can, going back to the deep freeze tonight/tomorrow when a cold front moves in.

Yesterday it was warmer in Boston than Los Angeles (California). Crazy, they are spraying the fruit trees with de-icer and we're in shorts.

Glad "global warming" is just a myth...
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on January 14, 2013, 10:50:10 AM
snowed like hell all morning, then turned to rain. Just been to the supermarket with kilian strapped on and it was rather slushy underfoot...............still a bit in our street but the main roads seem to be clear.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 14, 2013, 04:42:22 PM
Still a lot cooler here in Oz, well my part of it anyway.

Fires raging in the mid west, 30 houses gone and 30 farm machinery sheds.  ???
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 15, 2013, 04:29:18 AM
Snow flakes mixed with snow flakes. I think their conspiring to become a storm.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 16, 2013, 05:07:18 AM
warm for this time of year 8) -8 <3
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2013, 06:03:04 AM
Been coolish the last few days, around 30', rose to 36 today so see how tomorrow is.

Fair bit of a breeze so nice and refreshing.

Birdsville in Central Aus had its coolest day this year, 40.6'  ::)

Eeeek
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 16, 2013, 07:02:35 AM
Cold, it doesn't bite, instead chomps.  Winter's teeth setting in.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2013, 08:18:32 AM
Clear, cold(ish).  Winter sun is bright but not noticeably warm.

Bird's water was frozen this morning.  First time this year.  Yesterday they were splashing around in it.  Today one flew down, landed on the edge and slid across it like Bambi on the ice.  Then he walked out to the middle, very carefully, made a couple of half-hearted pecks and looked across at the window as if to say "Well, fix it then!"

So I broke the surface, poured in some hot, but a couple of hours later it's freezing over again.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: McWawa on January 16, 2013, 10:44:16 AM
At the time of posting  I'm down there, somewhere underneath that *, and heading eastwards with the earth under my feet,  out of the sunlight into the darkness.

*  http://www.sat24.com/ (http://www.sat24.com/)

A projected  temperature of -9 C for tonight, and -13 C for tomorrow night.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 16, 2013, 04:13:23 PM
Great day for hockey 8) 8)

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Post by: Pale Writer on January 16, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
When is it not? :)

I used to love playing grasshockey/streethockey/airhockey :)
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2013, 04:46:56 PM
Hot, clear and still today. Forecast high of 37'.

The brown snakes are on the move all over town. My daughters next door neighbour had a biggy in their backyard and called the snake wranglers but they didn't find it. Told my baby to get her father around and do her lawns, we might do a clean up of those ratty little areas you get in the shed and yard.

Not going under the house for love or money, stinking bloody things those brownies are.  >:(

We get a couple a year here and only know when we find the skins or the corpse as our two silly dogs eradicate them as they do with anything that enters their yard. Neither will survive a bite if one does manage a strike.

My daughters husband raises grey hounds and has lost about six dogs in two years now.  :'(
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Post by: heidi52 on January 16, 2013, 05:46:09 PM
6 inches of wet heavy snow that compressed to 4 inches that are like cement. Totally clogged the snow blower.  >:( Now it's going to get cold and freeze into 4 inches of ice. Oh JOY!
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
How do your animals handle that sort of weather Heidi?
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Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2013, 06:54:43 PM
I misread that as how do you animals handle that sort of weather.

Then I remembered to put my glasses on.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 16, 2013, 07:26:48 PM
It's hurtling down to -32 or something tonight.  There will be a north wind tomorrow so if such is the case I'll keep my kids home due to the long walk up a straight road they have to do. 
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Post by: fire-fly on January 16, 2013, 07:34:56 PM
 :o :o :o

Give me the heat, fires and snakes any day dude.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 16, 2013, 07:42:09 PM
Ha.  Screw that, I can always add a layer, but down there I'd have to scrape my bones clean just to keep cool :(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: protekme on January 16, 2013, 08:12:51 PM
Today was sunny, as usual, blue sky, not a cloud in sight. Rather cool, though, but it's normal for this time of year: 26c. (about 82F) in the shade. Just comfy. I don't mean to be a pain in the b . . .  Somehow, I feel like the black sheep.

I had to work in the house today, so I hardly saw it. It's good that I looked at this post; it made me go outside to check and feel the air. I took a little vitamin D through my rather pale skin at the same time.





Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on January 17, 2013, 04:10:49 AM
let it snow let it snow let it snow, woke up this morning and was snwoing, that was 4 hours ago and it is still snowing a blizzard. Klian loves it, been in the garden........arms outstretched and mouth open trying to catch the flakes. Now ehere did I put my cross country skis? somewhere in the cellar, ah well lets take a look.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 17, 2013, 07:09:29 AM
:) V - I do love the big flakes, when you can feel their individual impacts, hear them hit the window.  I'm chased a few down, running in circles like a madman, tongue outstretched, mouth agape.  Sure it might have been beyond my age of maturity, but screw those others' eyes. :)

Glad she had fun.  I've only cross-skied twice I believe (snow-shoed a lot) but my feet almost refused to stay on those slivers of wood, and whats with those tiny shoes, geez, no warmth at all :(

It's too cold to send the kids to school so I left them in bed.
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 17, 2013, 08:15:29 AM
let it snow let it snow let it snow, woke up this morning and was snwoing, that was 4 hours ago and it is still snowing a blizzard. Klian loves it, been in the garden........arms outstretched and mouth open trying to catch the flakes. Now ehere did I put my cross country skis? somewhere in the cellar, ah well lets take a look.

Snow forecast for northwest of UK tomorrow, yippee! Can get sleigh out again :D
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Post by: a_mc on January 17, 2013, 10:00:43 AM
There's a little bit of snow left, and it's COLD. Here in Missouri all I can say is that winter sucks.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on January 17, 2013, 10:49:23 AM
We woke up to a dusting of snow on the cars this morning here in Hattisburg Mississippi.
Desert-Boy still isn't use to anything under 70 degrees yet and the white stuff is way outside of protocol.

 ;D Stoke up the fire!!!
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 17, 2013, 12:50:24 PM
Yay! It is snowing here in the UK, looks very pretty outside  ;D

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Going to build a snowman ;)
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Post by: thatollie on January 17, 2013, 01:50:43 PM
It has snowed in Norfolk, mostly west of where I am.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2013, 02:05:11 PM
We had a very light dusting of snow today.  As we came out of the supermarket one solitary little flake landed on the sleeve of my daughter's fleece jacket.  Against the dark background it stood out beautifully until it melted several seconds later.  A perfect little star, no more an eighth of an inch across. 

We stood there like two mesmerised children until it turned into a damp spot on the fabric.  A few moments of beauty on a fairly dull and overcast day.
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 17, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
Here's my snowman!

He likes trampolines!
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Post by: fire-fly on January 17, 2013, 04:04:44 PM
Gunna be hot here in downtown Oz.

43' expected, already 30' so we may bust the butt outta that one I feel.

Had a good sized fire in the middle of town yesterday but the choppers put paid to it, didn't have to drag one hose.  ;D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/20130117_192139-1_zps8fba435f.jpg)
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 17, 2013, 05:17:57 PM
Gunna be hot here in downtown Oz.

43' expected, already 30' so we may bust the butt outta that one I feel.

Had a good sized fire in the middle of town yesterday but the choppers put paid to it, didn't have to drag one hose.  ;D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/20130117_192139-1_zps8fba435f.jpg)

From one extreme to another, FF  ;)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 17, 2013, 05:24:54 PM
I see they named it after you, lil glo :P
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Post by: ma100 on January 17, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
That's a bigun. :o
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Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2013, 05:39:39 PM
Are these flying water carriers, Firefly?

Here's Hampshire Fire & Rescue Services somewhat smaller 'copter.

About three feet in length it can deliver live feed video and thermal imaging information to the operator as it hovers above and alongside fires.  Very useful for finding hotspots in big fires apparently and can be used to direct hoses when the men on the ground can't see too well due to really thick smoke.

It can fly in winds up to 60 mph.

Useful for finding missing/lost children as well, because they tend to look up to see what's buzzing around.

Cheaper and more versatile than some of the multi-rotor drones the manufacturers try to sell to the Fire service.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Pale Writer on January 17, 2013, 06:01:21 PM
Geez old man winter's got me right by the suitcase.  We get a break tomorrow, but then back to -30's
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Post by: fire-fly on January 17, 2013, 07:12:52 PM
From one extreme to another, FF  ;)

Ain't that the truth mate. Hard to believe what goes on over your way.

I see they named it after you, lil glo :P

>:D >:D Uh huh!

That's a bigun. :o

That's actually the little one mate.

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Are these flying water carriers, Firefly?

Yeah Gyp, the have a long suction hose underneath, you can probably see it coiled. They swoop down over a dam, river, even a swimming pool and fill up in seconds to take and dump the water on the fire. Amazing things.

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Useful for finding missing/lost children as well, because they tend to look up to see what's buzzing around.

Brilliant idea mate. They would be great for drug busts etc as well. The privacy mob would start hooraring over here for sure.




Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 17, 2013, 07:25:34 PM
This is Elvis. He comes over from the US every summer and plays with us. Elvis is big but this shows you what he does. The water intake is so fast and the drop so furious, no wonder they are priceless in the big fires.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3SjRZtnIIg
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 17, 2013, 09:25:54 PM
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  >:( :( :(


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Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2013, 04:39:58 AM
We have snow.  About four inches of the stuff overnight.

I shall have to put on my winter sandals, (the ones with the thicker soles), before I go out to feed the birds ;-)
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Post by: ma100 on January 18, 2013, 04:55:09 AM
Still snowing here. :(
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Post by: Andrewf on January 18, 2013, 05:54:04 AM
not snowing here just yet... but it is expected.   ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 18, 2013, 06:14:23 AM
45'C today, you guys can work that one out.

Had the biggest bushfire too boot. Still got blisters on my nipples.  :o :o

Cool change coming in tonight but its still 32'C.

http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/1243638/residents-evacuated-as-fire-threatens-homes-at-aberdare/?cs=171
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 06:45:47 AM
We have snow.  About four inches of the stuff overnight.

I shall have to put on my winter sandals, (the ones with the thicker soles), before I go out to feed the birds ;-)

Aw, have you ever seen that programme Winter Watch,  Gyppo? If you have you would have seen the seals and pine martins?

And Ma, we have about 15cm of snow here and still like a blizzard outside - and to top it off my gas supply has just ran out ! Eek :o  Engineer on way!

La M
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Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2013, 06:51:34 AM
Aw, have you ever seen that programme Winter Watch,  Gyppo, if you have you would have seen the seals and pine martins?

And Ma, we have about 15cm of snow here and still like a blizzard outside - and to top it off my gas supply has just ran out ! Eek :o  Engineer on way!

La M

No TV here.  (From choice.)  I might as well be Amish.  Come to think of it, I've already got a black hat.
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Post by: thatollie on January 18, 2013, 06:52:30 AM
It is snowing properly here now.

Have to go to the shop. Wish me luck.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 07:08:42 AM
May the snow angels be kind.

Colder than my mother-in-laws glare. Again. :(
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 07:34:52 AM
It is snowing properly here now.

Have to go to the shop. Wish me luck.

Good luck!

And haha, Gyppo- Amish, so you have no elec too ??? And no car , just horse and carriage!
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Post by: Vienna on January 18, 2013, 07:36:53 AM
snow snow and more snow looks like cross country skiing is on for tomorrow....................or our lad kilian sledging for the first time (he is 16 months)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 08:06:52 AM
Sounds like a fun day in the making, V.  Bring a camera :)  - oh and hot chocolate. :p
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 08:37:30 AM
My kitten, Joey - looking like he has had enough of the snow - for now ;)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 08:44:42 AM
A stray cat had kittens this autumn under my neighbour's shed.  They come bounding out whenever no one is around.  As the snow deepened my daughter asked me to cut out a path for them to walk more easy.  Ah shovelling, like there isn't enough.  But I see their tracks on the path, so they've put it to good use. :)
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Post by: Vienna on January 18, 2013, 09:35:43 AM
I will,  Pale ;)
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 09:48:32 AM
A stray cat had kittens this autumn under my neighbour's shed.  They come bounding out whenever no one is around.  As the snow deepened my daughter asked me to cut out a path for them to walk more easy.  Ah shovelling, like there isn't enough.  But I see their tracks on the path, so they've put it to good use. :)

Poor strays...hope they find a home :D
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Post by: thatollie on January 18, 2013, 10:22:30 AM
I have braved the cold and have returned safely.
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 11:15:14 AM
I have braved the cold and have returned safely.

I just slipped in snow and hit my head, ouch  :'(

Not going out in it again for a while now, not even to make a snowman!
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 11:54:52 AM
Ouch :(  Hope you are okay.
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Post by: Lin on January 18, 2013, 01:30:17 PM
No snow in Holland yet.  Just freeeeeeeezing cold.

Lin x
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 01:39:34 PM
New snow on old snow, which is nice because the old snow is all worn and dirty and needed a good white washing.
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
Ouch :(  Hope you are okay.

Probably knocked some sense into me, PW! ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2013, 02:17:32 PM
And haha, Gyppo- Amish, so you have no elec too ??? And no car , just horse and carriage!

I'm poor Amish.  Not even a horse and buggy.  Gas or oil for heating.  I have to pedal like buggery to produce enough nice clean volts to run my computer.  The last bit is an exaggeration.  But I really do have a black hat ;-)  In fact, more than one.  Hat rich, cash poor.  No prizes for guessing which is the most use when its raining or snowing.

I once lived in a house which was 'all electric'.  Heating, lighting, cooking. All the eggs in one basket, not even a fireplace to burn logs if all else failed.  Never again.  I like to keep the options open.

Gyppo
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 18, 2013, 02:55:02 PM
I'm poor Amish.  Not even a horse and buggy.  Gas or oil for heating.  I have to pedal like buggery to produce enough nice clean volts to run my computer.  The last bit is an exaggeration.  But I really do have a black hat ;-)  In fact, more than one.  Hat rich, cash poor.  No prizes for guessing which is the most use when its raining or snowing.

I once lived in a house which was 'all electric'.  Heating, lighting, cooking. All the eggs in one basket, not even a fireplace to burn logs if all else failed.  Never again.  I like to keep the options open.

Gyppo

Good for you, Gyppo, a simple  life  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 07:57:48 AM
A balmy -34 with about a foot of new snow in my driveway - which can stay the feck there until it warms up to a more reasonable temperature.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 20, 2013, 11:44:05 AM
Reached 23 today after the intense heat we have had for weeks now. Raining too which is nice
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 20, 2013, 02:07:23 PM
COOOOOOLD it has been snowing all day. Was out in it earlier, hands and feet froze.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2013, 02:46:48 PM
We're down to slushy left over snow now.  The ground is damp enough that snow on the ground is melting from underfneath.  Snew on the rooftops is still there in many cases.  In the new buildings with their superior insulation the roofs are syill all white.  In the older ones such as ours it's starting to slide away from the ridge as it thaws, but has been arrested part way where the dark brought the cold back.

Not a lot left in the trees now.

The road is slushy but definitely useable, unless it freezes hard again tonight.

It's been interesting to see that most of the local drivers have been eminently sensible about the conditions.

Gyppo
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 03:03:54 PM
It has warmed up to -28, almost sun-bathing weather, bahhh.  Tomorrow down to -37 forecasted so I have to decide whether to send my kids to school.
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Post by: thatollie on January 20, 2013, 03:20:36 PM
Reinforcements have arrived for the snow that I thought was going to melt away entirely.

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Post by: Mastafrank on January 20, 2013, 10:00:00 PM
it was +5c @ 5:30am now at 10pm its -24 >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 20, 2013, 10:05:21 PM
Cool, cloudy and pleasant.
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Post by: WordBird on January 21, 2013, 12:21:14 AM
Who gives a rats ass. At this hour, it doesn't really matter what the weather is outside.  :D
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Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2013, 02:10:33 AM
Its still daytime here.  :o
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 21, 2013, 11:14:40 AM
It has warmed up to -28, almost sun-bathing weather, bahhh.  Tomorrow down to -37 forecasted so I have to decide whether to send my kids to school.

Are you in Canada , PW or the North Pole? That is very cold!  La M :o
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 21, 2013, 11:19:11 AM
Been snowing for 2 days in Lancashire.  So I had a go at building my 1st ever igloo. My back is done in now ::)

La M
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Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2013, 11:21:30 AM
Does it have a toilet?  If not it's just an Ig.
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 21, 2013, 01:02:01 PM
Pretty much icy today - cold but not as cold as yesterday.
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Post by: La Mouquette on January 21, 2013, 02:29:48 PM
Does it have a toilet?  If not it's just an Ig.

It has a cat litter tray inside for my kitten ...so he is sheltered from snow!  So yes, Gypoo oops Gyppo - haha (toilet humour), it's a kitty igloo :P

La M :D
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 21, 2013, 04:29:05 PM
Wind Chill Warning

Cold wind chill values of minus 40 to 45 tonight.


hahahaha no . . . wait  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2013, 04:31:49 PM
Hot and dry with a light drift of clouds across the sky.

Should hit the mid 30's today at a guess.

Looks like the rain up and went. Didn't even get through the top layer of the earth.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on January 21, 2013, 08:40:05 PM
It was 12o F and snowing when I left Michigan this morning, but it was 80o here in south Florida when I arrived.  8) ;)
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 21, 2013, 09:09:16 PM
COLD  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 06:40:23 AM
Actual temperature -42 with windchill -50   - even the molecules are whining :(
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Post by: heidi52 on January 23, 2013, 06:45:45 AM
Actual temperature -42 with windchill -50   - even the molecules are whining :(

OK - THAT's cold.

I'll quit whining now, we are at a balmy 2 degrees F. And windy.

Thinking of you - I feel warmer already.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 06:49:07 AM
Thank you, Heidi, and hey, whine away at your temps, cold is cold.  I have the taps running slowly, nothing worse than the pipes bursting. Sometimes it can be prevented with a torch, but then people burnt down their house trying that.  I just run my taps to keep the flow.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2013, 06:59:34 AM
I won't tell you our temps, just say it was fine and sunny.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 07:04:45 AM
:)  - Has that heat zone cooled down anything, lil glo?
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 23, 2013, 07:41:16 AM
We are sunny and 31 F here with a sprinkling of yelling teenagers out there. I can't wait for the bus to come.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2013, 02:10:40 PM
...with a sprinkling of yelling teenagers out there. I can't wait for the bus to come.

Are you sure you don't want reconsider your attitude to firearms ;-)
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 23, 2013, 02:35:06 PM
Its so cold boiling water freezes :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRJzswyicUU&feature=share&list=UUfVjMSMwSGKnEZyVKl_5SbA
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Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2013, 02:50:04 PM
:)  - Has that heat zone cooled down anything, lil glo?

Yeah heaps mate, made me want to reach for a jumper and wear jammies to bed even.  :D

Clear blue skies today with the temp starting to rise again but only around 28-30'. Bizarre after last week.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 02:52:48 PM
Yes, next week we go to -2, so friggin near summer weather. I can't wait. :)
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Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2013, 02:59:46 PM
 :D :D :D

Bikini weather mate.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 23, 2013, 03:03:49 PM
Yes, next week we go to -2, so friggin near summer weather. I can't wait. :)
:D :D :D
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 03:07:56 PM
Yup, washed my speedos(allowing for shrinkage) and everything :)
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Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2013, 03:08:47 PM
Men don't use that word PW, you sure you a bloke?  :P
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 03:11:26 PM
Am I sure?  I dare not check out of fear now :(
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 23, 2013, 03:13:51 PM
Its been snowing all day - not setting just melting and wetting the floor, might as well rain.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 23, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
Wow. It's gone up from -20 to -17C  :P
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 23, 2013, 03:26:40 PM
Wow. It's gone up from -20 to -17C  :P

still feels like -32 :( :( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 06:03:33 PM
Again we reach -45 to -50 with the windchill - at this time I wonder how those homeless survive.  Situations aren't always a choice, or that easy to get out of. 
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2013, 07:44:44 PM
Just put a cheque out for the Milkman, (bet that makes some of you feel nostalgic), and the air is best described as 'crisp',  But not as cold as it has been.

Not much snow left on the ground now, except in the more shaded corners.

The chilly spectral figures of the two massive snowmen made by the kids next door look decidely odd on bare grass.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on January 24, 2013, 05:59:29 AM
snow was melting but is frozen again as are the footpaths, black ice is a bugger eh? It is a little warmer but unfortunately predictions for the weekend weather in Vienna say it will be very cold, down to -15 to -20.
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Post by: heidi52 on January 24, 2013, 08:24:15 AM
Cold as a witch's you-know-what. And windy to boot.

On the bright side only 54 days till spring.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 24, 2013, 08:25:44 AM
:)

Spring, can't wait.  It'll be a bit longer than 54 days, but heck, just the thought is worth a frozen smile :)
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Post by: fire-fly on January 24, 2013, 08:37:48 AM
eeeek  :o that means its only that long till autumn for us then  :o
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 24, 2013, 12:07:33 PM
We where the coldest Capital on earth yesterday :o

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/23/ottawa-is-the-coldest-capital-city-on-earth/
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Post by: heidi52 on January 24, 2013, 03:49:05 PM
It warmed up to 15F, and at one point the howling wind stopped. It's surprising how warm that felt.

My house hasn't nudged over 52F all day. The wind just sucks the heat out as fast as the furnace can pump it out. Don't even want to contemplate my heating bill.  >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on January 24, 2013, 05:57:03 PM
Hot, cloudy with humidity. Not one of my favourite days but I don't have to shovel snow so its a bonus day >:D
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Post by: Laura H on January 24, 2013, 09:58:18 PM
Well, I was gonna say "cold" until I saw the temp Heidi posted.  It was in the 30's here today.

Cold enough for me, how bout that?
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Post by: bri h on January 25, 2013, 07:04:23 PM
snow(gerund-ing) down, blizzarding, ha ha
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Post by: Vienna on January 27, 2013, 06:48:06 AM
-7 at the moment, was as cold as a witches tit while nordic walking earlier.........
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Post by: fire-fly on January 27, 2013, 09:45:45 PM
23' and flooding.  ???
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2013, 09:47:13 PM
Dark. Continued mostly dark with widely scattered light in the morning.
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Post by: Vienna on January 28, 2013, 06:32:49 AM
snowing.....again.........but should rain this afternoon as supposed to change from low minus to plus 15
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2013, 06:35:46 AM
We haven't yet gotten to the widely scattered light part of the Earth's rotation so I had to check the weather channel.

It tells me it is 42 F out there and cloudy with temps going up into the high 50s this afternoon - but it says it will be cloudy all day ... home, home on the range; where the deer and the antelope play ...
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 28, 2013, 07:13:36 AM
snow, snow, and then more snow
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2013, 07:26:45 AM
I can now see out my window and lo and behold, the sky IS full of dark, menacing clouds. If I lived farther north, I would say they were snow clouds, but that isn't going to happen here (today). But they look like that.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2013, 11:16:36 AM
Wet and miserable.  Splashy raindrops, which feel cold enough to be the infamous 'snow, falling as rain' with which the weather forecasters try to confuse us.
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Post by: fire-fly on January 28, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
Hot, very very wet, I think the house has started to lift off its piers and humid.

Perfect day for buggar all.

Ratz, this humidity means I will have to drag the old GHD out and flatten the frizz.  ???
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: DLB on January 29, 2013, 08:50:48 AM
Rain, then freeze. Rinse and repeat.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 29, 2013, 08:58:25 AM
Sounds like you live in my neck-of-the-woods.

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Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2013, 09:53:02 AM
Wet, dull, but not particularly cold.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 29, 2013, 10:29:45 AM
Wet and dull here too. But ... wow, 9 degrees. We had snow everywhere when I woke up yesterday morning, but that's all gone now!
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on January 29, 2013, 01:59:51 PM
Wet, dull, but not particularly cold.

You're not kidding...was working outside all day in wet and dull Hedge End. I'll take it over last week's cold any day, but I think I'm getting old as I'm actually starting to envy people with office jobs a bit...

'T'was only the thought of the eventual hot, bubbly bath that kept me going.

It will be summer soon though, right?
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Post by: fire-fly on January 29, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
Cool and overcast but it is only daybreak.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2013, 02:39:21 PM
You're not kidding...was working outside all day in wet and dull Hedge End. .

It will be summer soon though, right?

Could have been worse.

It could have been Ringwood ;-)

For the benefit of the oversea members, "Ringwood. .  .  I spent a week there one day."

Yeah, Summer will be here when it's ready.  The other day I was in the back garden, thinking there was a Spring-like feel to the air.  Premature, but it was there to tempt me.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 29, 2013, 02:44:13 PM
The clouds upstairs look like they're waiting to wring themselves dry.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2013, 02:46:45 PM
Nice imagery, PW.  I can now see your clouds, sagging with rain like the beer belly of a man who's drunk twelve pints a day for years.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 29, 2013, 02:52:12 PM
geez now I have to pee :(
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2013, 02:54:39 PM
I'm going to throw the top back on the little Mazda and ride home topless which is really far more exciting than it sounds.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 29, 2013, 02:57:52 PM
with a writer's imagination - I doubt it :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 30, 2013, 07:28:24 AM
Rain rain and then ice rink roads/driveways. 
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on January 30, 2013, 12:22:36 PM
Gyppo wrote:

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"Ringwood. .  .  I spent a week there one day."

 :D
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Post by: Lin on February 05, 2013, 04:26:57 AM
Well ten minutes ago you would have thought it was going to be miserable AGAIN! I've just looked out of the window at spring sunshine.  Lovely!  Bit windy though.

Lin x
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Post by: StrangeMercy on February 05, 2013, 09:58:40 AM
Sunny and bright :) with cold breeze :(
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Post by: McWawa on February 05, 2013, 12:33:11 PM
Typical weather for the time of year !  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on February 05, 2013, 05:18:29 PM
Beautiful one day, perfect the next....this week anyway.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2013, 01:10:35 AM
The air itself feels damp, even though it's not raining right this second.  Rained all night though.  Opened the front door for  a look at 4:45 AM and was pleased to see a few ragged bits of dark sky showing through the grey clouds, plus a sprinkle of stars.  Not inspiring enough to go outside trough.   Sometimes a ragged sky like that calls to me, the infamous call of the wild, but not this time.   Maybe I'm getting old ;-)
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Post by: Annmarie on February 06, 2013, 02:57:27 AM
SNOW.

Nobody expected this much, over 10 centimeters overnight and still falling. Nobody plowed the roads, nobody salted. There's a 50 kilometer traffic jam on the autobahn nearby.  It's hilly here, and a thick layer of ice is under the new snowfall. I couldn't get the car up the steep hill to my little daughter's daycare. The district I live in can be reached only via hills and one bridge (we're surrounded by water on 3 sides). Thank goodness the bridge was open, because the hills were impassable.

I'll be picking my older daughter up from school with a sled again.  :)
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Post by: Vienna on February 06, 2013, 06:15:31 AM
And I thought snow was over? After shovelling at least a foot away this morning to get the car out, she who must be obeyed had a doctors appointment, it needs shovelling away again. It is still coming down in huge flakes. The trees in the garden look lovely. Didn't bother letting the chickens out though, they would have disappeared, and horse and pony stayed in too..........
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Post by: McWawa on February 07, 2013, 06:50:02 PM
If You are in the north east of the USA look out , there is an historic storm warning. That being, a warning of a storm of historic scale pending within the next few days.
 All the major airline are cancelling and encouraging passengers to reschedule,, waivering fees for rescheduling flights until feb 12 or so.

I have just read this article, which was posted within the last half hour ( see time of my posting here).

http://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-cancelling-flights-for-snowstorm-2013-2 (http://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-cancelling-flights-for-snowstorm-2013-2)

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Post by: fire-fly on February 07, 2013, 07:11:29 PM
Sunny and clear. Summer is fading, the final few weeks wagging her beautiful tail until Autumn is upon us.

Love Autumn but Winter?? Thats for Northerners.  :D :D
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Post by: herron on February 07, 2013, 10:07:26 PM
If You are in the north east of the USA look out , there is an historic storm warning. That being, a warning of a storm of historic scale pending within the next few days.
 All the major airline are cancelling and encouraging passengers to reschedule,, waivering fees for rescheduling flights until feb 12 or so.

I have just read this article, which was posted within the last half hour ( see time of my posting here).

http://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-cancelling-flights-for-snowstorm-2013-2 (http://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-cancelling-flights-for-snowstorm-2013-2)

We may get some of the western edge if it here.  :-\  I hate snow.

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Post by: Vienna on February 08, 2013, 01:17:14 PM
-10 this morning while doing the horses and chickens. Breakfast and then 10 miles cross country skiing. Cold but sunny, was great.
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Post by: heidi52 on February 08, 2013, 01:32:31 PM
Absolute panic yesterday about the "monster" Storm coming our way. The weather stations get everyone so worked up. Why not? it keeps people glued to the hourly reports.

Police had to be called to break up fights at the supermarket. Luckily all the looneys got it out of their systems, because today there was hardly anyone in the store and guess what? The shelves had been restocked.

It's snowing. Has been for hours and we only have 2" accumulation. Do I expect more, yes. Am I worried, no.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 08, 2013, 04:32:39 PM
Hot and sunny, perfect again.  :D

It won't be staying this way for long though.
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Post by: molark on February 08, 2013, 04:43:01 PM
29 F in Chicago. So far the winter has been pretty mild. Our first light snowfall was only last week.
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Post by: herron on February 08, 2013, 09:01:00 PM
We had about 4-5 inches of snow overnight. Certainly not as bad as they're predicting for the east coast. It only seems bad because i just got back from two weeks in southern Florida, where it was in the mid-70s the whole time.
 :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on February 09, 2013, 03:46:08 AM
Grey today.  Dead calm.   No idea what the weatherman is predicting but snow wouldn't come as a great shock.  Grou nd is very wet though from overnight rain, so it would have to be thick and fast to lay.
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Post by: hedinsen on February 09, 2013, 05:58:49 AM
`Morning, we've seen maybe three snow falls so far none of which amounted to anything.  The Weather Channel has provided us south westerners a good idea what it's like back in the eastern states.  Of course, I came from New Jersey and that's what I grew up with.  One winter in the mid-50's it was nothing to get snow falls like that.  I'm going to give my brother who still lives in Hunterdon County, NJ a call later this morning.  I know he'll be ticked knowing we haven't enjoyed a good "blow" like that since 2006. # # #
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Post by: fire-fly on February 09, 2013, 05:03:08 PM
Hot and sunny again today. The sky is a vivid azure with haze out over the hills. Bound to be a change soon but until then, I will continue to enjoy.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on February 09, 2013, 05:54:27 PM
We had some sporadic wet snow, but it melted as soon as it hit the wet ground.

This evening, when I went to the chippy, the air was thick with mist.  Almost eerie, but not quite.

Strange mist though.  Normally when it's that thick it settles out on your clothes and hair, but this didn't.  I was still dry when I got home.
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Post by: herron on February 09, 2013, 07:47:12 PM
Cold. More snow expected tomorrow.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
Quietly wet.  Almost no wind so instead of lashing the windows the rain is just falling straight down.  It's twenty past mid day here and I need the lights on because everything is so damned grey.

I'm working hard at not letting it depress me.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 10, 2013, 07:30:31 AM
<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=702325437246" width="1280" height="720" frameborder="0"></iframe>

I don't know if that will work if you don't have a facebook account, but it is a time lapse video of someone's storm. They got a bit more snow than Heidi did. Thirty inches.

Where is Don? He buried somewhere?

Here it was sunny and beautiful yesterday and I'm hoping for the same today.
But miraculously, even tho I am barely awake, it is light out there.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2013, 08:04:09 AM
<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=702325437246" width="1280" height="720" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Yes, it works without being on facebook.  Worth watching just to see that vile orange bucket vanish ;-)  Cheers, Patti.

Gyppo
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Post by: heidi52 on February 10, 2013, 08:56:58 AM
We got 25" of snow in the low spots and we have drifts over my waist. The street frontage where the plow pushed the snow is over my head. I'd take pics but I'm too tired from shoveling to get the camera out.

I live here why?  >:(
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Post by: heidi52 on February 10, 2013, 09:02:05 AM
<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=702325437246" width="1280" height="720" frameborder="0"></iframe>


How did those buckets stay on the balcony? We had gale force winds 50-75 mph in some spots. Anything not tied down got blown away and then buried.

The horses water buckets which are like that orange one are buried so deep, even the horses couldn't find them.

I hate shoveling, and that's all I will be doing today.

Ok that's my whine for the day. Back out to it.
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Post by: Vienna on February 12, 2013, 02:13:39 PM
How did those buckets stay on the balcony? We had gale force winds 50-75 mph in some spots. Anything not tied down got blown away and then buried.

The horses water buckets which are like that orange one are buried so deep, even the horses couldn't find them.

I hate shoveling, and that's all I will be doing today.

Ok that's my whine for the day. Back out to it.


heidi get the shovel out girl! you don't like shovelling  but you like snivelling eh? ;)
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Post by: heidi52 on February 13, 2013, 08:44:03 AM
Final tally was just shy of 30". And yes I shoveled, and shoveled, and shoveled. Then I shoveled some more. The worst part is that you have to throw the snow higher and higher. In some spots the drifts were over my head.

We have animals spread out over 2 acres, we have a snow thrower for the paths, but only a shovel will work around all the doors, and the water buckets and the manure pile. The horses had to be fed while it was still snowing and before we had been able to clear a path, so I waded 75 meters in crotch deep snow carry a 15 liter jug (24 lbs) of hot water to thaw the horse's buckets. Then I had to wade back to the house. Great workout, I need no gym.

Now the paths are all ice and treacherous walking.

I'm entitled to my whine, I live in the country, in New England and it's winter.  :P
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 13, 2013, 08:57:42 AM
I live in the city, in the south, and it is winter.
It has been raining
and raining
and raining.

I'm close to the ocean and there is little elevation and a serious problem with drainage here. I think I'm about 2 feet above sea level or something ridiculous. Water just sits and makes driving treacherous (which is hard to understand when I grew up driving on ice and snow) but when the water sits on the edges of the roads, it grabs one side of the car's tires and pulls your car off center when you hit one of the puddles which can be half a mile long.

So today it is supposed to rain again. It poured during the night. Right now it is so foggy I can barely see across the street.

I'm patiently waiting for sunshine.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 13, 2013, 09:21:05 AM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mother Nature for not giving me inches and feet of snow to deal with. There is simply no way I could work my way through it, even to get to the mailbox at the curb, let alone tend to animals that need water and feed. ;D

But it would be nice if she could see her way to offering us a little more rain this year. I'm tired of hearing everyone complain about the lake levels being lower than normal. But I'm not going to complain - I have the feeling that only pisses her off.

 
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Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2013, 10:56:45 AM
Rain overnight, this morning and early afternoon, and then about two hours of big wet snowflakes.  The snow however lacked the will to live and just surrendered to the rain when it returned.  It's still raining now, but just to ring the changes a bit it's a fine drizzle instead.

If I go down and take the sausages from the freezer now I won't need to go shopping for food.

Think I might pay a bill on-line as well, rather that wade around to the post office to use the payment card.  I prefer the card system, but not today.  Nothing quite like keeping one's options open and the door shut ;-)
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Post by: StrangeMercy on February 13, 2013, 01:29:26 PM
overcast and cold cold cooooooooold - a hand falls off
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Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2013, 05:41:35 PM
I caught it, I'll send it back as an attachment ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on February 13, 2013, 07:43:37 PM
Its been raining for a few days but so far today, it has held off. A few low clouds about but nothing ominous
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Post by: Gyppo on February 14, 2013, 11:07:13 AM
Sunny, but with what Gran used to call a lazy wind.

"Lazy, Gran?"

"Aye, instead of taking the long way around it goes straight through you."

It was quite mild in corners sheltered from the wind.

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Post by: fire-fly on February 14, 2013, 03:26:21 PM
Overcast but no rain....hopefully. I have a room empty of carpet, the layers will be here soon to rectify that.

We ripped the old stuff up, its around twenty years old and oh my gawd, does it smell musty underneath. I have washed the prepared floor, half a dozen times with a bleach based water to kill any other bugs that may lay beneath there.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 15, 2013, 08:32:04 AM
Sunny but still in the 30s here. It has been a bit warmer of late and so this is a bit jarring. However, knowing that other places are in far worse shape keeps me from complaining too much. It finally stopped raining, but I do have my plans for building an ark now saved to the computer, just in case.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 16, 2013, 08:31:40 AM
Raining cats and a few dogs for good measure.  :P
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Post by: Sasquatch on February 16, 2013, 12:53:47 PM
It's sunny, windy, and somewhere around freezing. I am not about to complain, as it will soon be sweltering July and the bugs will be out in full force.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 16, 2013, 05:30:32 PM
Not paid much attention to be quite honest.  But obviously no extremes of any sort.  I'd probably have noticed that.

It was dry when I brought the milk in this morning.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 16, 2013, 08:00:57 PM
Snow today, gone tomorrow... apparently.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 16, 2013, 08:28:32 PM
Warm and sunny now.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 17, 2013, 05:29:27 AM
Bright and still.  64 F in the office, with the window open.  I can live with this quite comfortably.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 17, 2013, 10:54:53 AM
The sun is bright, the sky blue and the tiniest of a breeze blowing.  Just looking anyone would think it is a fine day. But the temp is low enough I have to have the heat on to be even close to comfortable.

I wish Spring would get here (and stick around) a little faster!
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Post by: fire-fly on February 22, 2013, 04:15:38 PM
The last week of Summer and its not ending how I planned.

Its raining cats and dogs, more cats actually.

It will be miserable for the next week, bringing winter on all the quicker.

AND no winter escape for us this year.  :'( :'(
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Post by: herron on February 22, 2013, 05:37:24 PM
Gray, nasty, cold and snowing. Typical.  :-\
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Post by: Gyppo on February 22, 2013, 05:55:13 PM
Bloody cold this morning.  When I went out to feed the birds their water was frozen into one solid lump and they were al wearing little fleeces.

It was trying to snow as well, but it was just a few very fine flakes.

Then it warmed up a bit, in comparison, but as soon as the sun went down it was icy cold again.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 22, 2013, 08:33:41 PM
We might have some snowman-worthy snow for the first time this winter. Sometimes I wish I had a grown-up sized snowsuit  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2013, 04:29:28 AM
Chilly, but the birds' water isn't frozen.  One of those mornings when it feels colder than it really is.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 23, 2013, 06:13:09 AM
Well we have been flogged all day with rain and flooding on top.

More to come tomorrow, at least its not cold.
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Post by: Vienna on February 23, 2013, 08:12:48 AM
bloody cold and another foot of new snow.................
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Post by: fire-fly on February 23, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
Bloody wet but still hot. More flooding today.

There is blue sky at present, see how long that lasts.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2013, 03:21:42 PM
An hour after my earlier post the birds' water was frozen.

Mum said "Is it just me, or has it really got colder all of a sudden?" ;-)

I wonder if I can get an electrically heated mouse and keyboard?

Maybe I should design a little system to sit above the keyboard shelf and blow warm air down onto it.  With a switch so I can change it to cold air in the Summer.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 23, 2013, 03:22:44 PM
Winters last defiant burst mate.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 23, 2013, 05:45:19 PM
The son asked us to come to Hilton Head (a two hour drive) today. Then he called and asked if we could be there to take two of his three kids to CrossFit for kids at his brother's box. So we left the house at eight to get there in time and it was horrible raining and in SC they don't really drain the roads well so it was a difficult drive. I only squealed once when it sounded like somebody hit us, but it was just a huge puddle of water crashing over the side of the car.

We get there and find out that what Joe had needed us for was canceled because of the weather. So we took the kids to CrossFit while he and his wife ran errands and then played for a while with all the grandkids and came home - once again in the rain but not nearly has bad because it wasn't pouring, it was just raining.
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Post by: MexicanCutie on February 26, 2013, 07:20:16 AM
Washington State
Currently 39F and of course rainy. Ughh! :-\
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 26, 2013, 08:32:50 AM
Today's workout involved four 200 meter runs. I woke in the middle of the night to pouring rain.

I woke up for real to rain.

There was a break and we were in the middle of a "dry" patch where it only drizzled during our time to run.

On the way home from the gym it started really raining again.

Right now it is pouring.
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Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2013, 08:54:44 AM
Another of those days where the birds' water tells me it's not freezing, but the air feels distinctly 'raw'.  The clouds are promising snow, but I don't really expect it to happen.

55 F in my 'office'.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 26, 2013, 11:39:59 AM
Today things (so far) are fine. Some wind, but compared to yesterday's Big Daddy winds that gusted to 60 MPH and in some reports, a little over that, I'll take what the morning greeted me with; mostly calm with the occasional gust of 20 to 30 MPH.  ;D

Yesterday power poles, tree limbs and even the occasional 18 wheeler was being toppled. Such things natural resulted in road closures and power outages.

Today is fine - no complaints.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 26, 2013, 12:43:53 PM
I got a flash flood alert while I was driving thru pouring rain so dense that although I knew there was a traffic light up there, I couldn't see it until I was nearly on it.

It eased up a bit as I got closer to work and was just regular pouring instead of Noah's Ark pouring. I was only wet and not soaked when I actually got to the office and

Now I'm dry.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2013, 03:15:36 PM
Fine and sunny today. Looks very nice out there....so far.
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Post by: herron on February 26, 2013, 09:54:59 PM
I understand there's a blizzard ... but I'm in Florida again. 85o today.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 27, 2013, 03:57:14 PM
A near perfect day, although by the weekend, it will flood.

Autumn tells us it will rain for 40 days and 40 nights.

Patti, HALP!!  :o :o
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Post by: thatollie on February 28, 2013, 11:55:33 AM
It wasn't cold today.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 28, 2013, 02:11:01 PM
Dry today. Outside and in my trunk when I last looked.  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2013, 03:25:28 PM
Its raining. I am going to a wedding, an outside one of course, this arvo.

This won't clear for some time now. Poor bride, I know she has an alternate plan but still upsetting.

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Post by: thatollie on March 01, 2013, 10:43:13 AM
I have no idea.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 01, 2013, 11:23:45 AM
The weather here is nearly perfect. It is a bit cool and perfectly sunny. And it is not only dry, my trunk has remained dry and may have been threatened into behaving.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2013, 01:08:51 AM
No sun, all cloud and not that many days into our rain period.

The back yard is once again a lake, the front yard can't be walked on.

I love cement.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 02, 2013, 02:14:04 PM
Nippy, but with a lovely clear blue sky.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
I can hear birds singing and a glimpse of blue through the black clouds. Its 6.30am so definitely too early to tell...

I had to wear jeans all day yesterday.  ???
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Post by: InfranGilis on March 05, 2013, 12:25:19 PM
Depends, what time? I'm not joking, when I get out of my house to go to University, I wear black shades and I take a jacket with me. It's hot during daytime, while its freezing during night.  :-\
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Post by: fire-fly on March 05, 2013, 10:30:37 PM
Cloudy here with rain expected. Been good to get some washing dried.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 06, 2013, 12:34:11 AM
Warming up
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Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2013, 04:31:44 AM
Sky is a thin coating of light grey over a pale blue watercolour 'wash' which shows through occasionally.

Just a mere whisper of wind occasionally to slightly stir the catkins on the hedge.

Coldish outside but a comfortable 62 F in my room.

Gyppo
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 06, 2013, 07:29:42 AM
There were two times during the night when I was briefly awakened by the sounds of a storm out there beyond the windows. I was sure it was pouring buckets. This morning, the streets are bone dry. It must have just been wind whipping the windows.

I'm eternally grateful I was not sleeping in a tent last night.

The sun is shining, the skies are blue, the bus stop kids are screaming.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 06, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
Warm and sunny, ye har!!  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on March 06, 2013, 07:40:35 PM
Warm-ish. Then chilly with some ominous looking dark clouds later on this afternoon  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 07, 2013, 03:07:15 AM
Wet.

Not very, but enough to be irritating.

Misty damp without much visible mist, if that makes sense.

Moisture slanting in gently at an angle on a fairly gentle breeze.  The people walking through to the business park are being indecisive with their umbrellas.  It's quite amusing.

Gyppo 
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Post by: Vienna on March 07, 2013, 11:08:46 AM
absolutely gorgeous. But that can very quickly change as we have gone from -14 last week to todays 18, will soon be time to sit outside again having a beer.........drinking wevver, tha dunt have to drink for the sake of it, tha really has got a thirst ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 10, 2013, 11:56:26 AM
We had some rain Friday - light, turning heavier then back to light again. Saturday started off wet and continued that way off and on part of the day.

Then in the wee hours of today's morning the sky got serious and really let loose. I lay in bed listening to it wan and grow stronger for some time until finally it settled into a rhythm that lulled me to sleep.

This morning when I came back to the computer I opened the window just a crack because it's still on the cool side and I chill down too easily now-a-days.

The sky is now a beautiful blue with a scattering of air-fluffed white clouds and the only word that seem to fit the breeze is Freshening.

Freshening may be my favorite word for the moment - full of hints of good things to come, new or renewed and welcome.   
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Post by: WordBird on March 10, 2013, 12:52:21 PM
Spring is coming!  :) :) :-* :) :)

A little cloudy today but nearing 60F. Of course it will get colder again before Summer. But I love knowing Winter is quietly waving "Bye-Bye"
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Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2013, 01:21:20 PM
Windy and threatening to rain with it.  Some heavy black clouds and the occasional big splashy rain drop.

I want it to get on with it.  A combination of heavy rain and wind will help clear the pollen which is thick upon our window sills.  When I went out earlier to feed the birds it was a bit like breathing in soup.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 10, 2013, 04:37:24 PM
Hot with a smattering of cloud. Summer is keeping up the good fight, wonder if it will win?  ::)
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Post by: ma100 on March 10, 2013, 05:12:29 PM
Freezing cold. :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
My eldest emailed to say the Met Office had issued a orange[1]cold weather warning, advising people to check on vulnerable relatives and friends.

I said Mum and I would pass it on if we could think of anyone ;-)

[1]  i think it's rather nice of Orange to sponsor the weather, but I'm guessing cold weather is the cheapest option.
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Post by: thatollie on March 10, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
It was very wet here yesterday, and it's started to snow again.

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Post by: Pale Writer on March 11, 2013, 06:39:45 PM
Rain rain and rain. I shouldn't be annoyed because it's beating down the snow, but  - still I am.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 11, 2013, 09:51:02 PM
Beautiful day indoors and out. Sun was shining, wind a bit on the chill side but the boys still worked up a sweat clearing my back yard.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 12, 2013, 12:54:52 AM
Chilly, dead calm,  and about as dark as you'd expect it to be at 4-50 AM.  There must ber a lot of clud up there as well because there's not a solitary star on display.

I was asleep around 11-30, with the wind clattering and banging around like a young wife having a strop in the kitchen ;-)  But around 3-30 AM I was woken by the complete silence and I've been wide awake ever since.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 12, 2013, 12:57:27 AM
Rainy at the moment... would love to see some lightning......but no luck :-[
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 13, 2013, 09:54:03 AM
I swear... Canada sometimes just makes me wanna.... - Yesterday was Spring, Today is Winter. Geeez
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Post by: WordBird on March 13, 2013, 09:56:47 AM
Same here Pale. Yesterday was Sunny and 50F. Today is overcast and 38F.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 13, 2013, 09:57:54 AM
I love it to bits, but wanna kick it in the kibbles sometimes :(
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Post by: WordBird on March 13, 2013, 10:01:18 AM
I guess like most places, we only have these drastic swings when two seasons are jockeying for position. The one never wants to leave, whilst the new comes in swinging. Then we have a few months of whatever 'normal' is until the next transition.
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Post by: thatollie on March 13, 2013, 11:26:00 AM
It's alternating between sunshine and snow.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 13, 2013, 11:50:11 AM
Dry, overcast (with sunny spells), cold(ish), and occasionally windy as hell.
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Post by: WordBird on March 13, 2013, 12:14:53 PM
The sun is peeking out now and then. But it is still frigid cold and windy.
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Post by: herron on March 13, 2013, 10:13:19 PM
It snowed again today. I hate winter.  :(
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Post by: WordBird on March 14, 2013, 09:03:23 AM
It is a picture perfect day from the window. Clear blue sky, sunny. But only 16F! YIKES
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Post by: McWawa on March 14, 2013, 10:55:34 AM
Clear blue sky and cold.
the lowest temperature ever recorded was experienced in the south of the Netherlands, in Limburg this week. -13 C.

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/03/new_record_low_temperatures_in.php#.UUC (http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/03/new_record_low_temperatures_in.php#.UUC)

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Post by: Mastafrank on March 14, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
OK who's the asshole who thought bringing snow and temperatures of -16c to Ottawa  was funny?
>:( >:( >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on March 14, 2013, 07:12:25 PM
Nice and hot but overcast. Supposed to rain but I'm cool with that.

Hot Hot Hot, hear that Francis. >:D
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Post by: WordBird on March 14, 2013, 07:44:30 PM
It is a picture perfect day from the window. Clear blue sky, sunny. But only 16F! YIKES

So this afternoon I went out at break. It was beautiful. Sunny and 47F, which was warm in the city. Then this evening on the drive home, snow flurries and 35F. There is a saying around here that if you don't like the weather, just stick around a while, it will change.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 15, 2013, 05:45:49 AM
OK who's the asshole who thought bringing snow and temperatures of -16c to Ottawa  was funny?
>:( >:( >:(

Pope Francis, that would be your Boss you're calling an asshole.

Do you really think it's a good idea for the new management to be slagging off his employer so soon after your appointment?  ;-)

Living in the edge takes on a whole new meaning.

Gyppo
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 15, 2013, 03:45:23 PM
I'm so so so very tired of snow.
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Post by: bri h on March 15, 2013, 03:47:10 PM
me three
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Post by: WordBird on March 15, 2013, 03:47:38 PM
I understand, Paley. It is supposed to warm up here again this week and then dip cold again next. I'm so ready for summer!
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Post by: Valkiria on March 15, 2013, 05:36:53 PM
It's summer all year long (26-32C during the day). But the rainy season just started, so it would be around 23-26C (still hot I guess).
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 15, 2013, 07:29:59 PM
There's a beautiful day surrounding me.

Temp. at the moment is around 80 F with a gentle breeze. It is so nice I couldn't resist getting out and cleaning up some of the dried leaves that were still nestled next to the house at the top of the driveway.

Rob is great at helping around here, but with his asthma - I refuse to asked him to stir up dried leaves.

I was only able to work about 30 minutes or a little less before knowing I had to stop. But the drive does look better now.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 15, 2013, 07:55:56 PM
Its much the same here Alice, just lovely. The real summer sting has gone and Autumn is trying to push through but its slow.

Gunna be a cold winter I think. Won't be long and we will attack our garden to put it to bed for the winter ahead.

I have murraya shrubs up the side of the house and I want to have them trimmed back and put some nice red wood chip under neath them

Too hot at the moment to play that game. ;)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 15, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
I have a hard time imagining 80 degrees. I wouldn't have to wear longy-johnnies or woolie sockies, or full-sleeve shirts(2 or 3 on at time).

I mean I don't want to meltify but can go for a bit of ticky.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 15, 2013, 08:30:00 PM
Pale, for me 80 is fine - but don't mind a light breeze along with it. Don't really feel like the heat is getting too much until it get well over 90.

Just the opposite when it comes to winter weather. If it drops below 40, I want to hibernate.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 15, 2013, 08:53:32 PM
ya, 90, whew. Are my letters sweatin'? I think in all my years in Canada it only passed 90 twice. Big news, thought the world was ending or something.

I had a friend who came from down south to swim in our waters. We ran together to the water, but I, knowing the wiser move was to stop, did that just before my toes touched the wake. He, sensing victory charged manly through, came to a dead stop at the kibbles level and I swear created a small whirl pool as he spun around and dashed to shore.

His legs had gone quite blue by then, along with other things I'm sure. Never once ventured to the water's edge again. Southerners, gots to luv em. :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 16, 2013, 09:00:45 AM
-25 this morning - March is weird like that, later on this week its going up to 1 or 2 (still at night -13) but as discouraging as it is today, I know Spring's at the travel agency down south, booking a trip for Canada :)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2013, 01:50:50 PM
Ratz that means winter is doing the same thing to us PW  ???

At the three am call out, light showers but still hot and steamy. See what the light of day brings.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 16, 2013, 02:59:35 PM
Hailstones rattling away at the windows as I type.  Quite big ones.  Not the little 1/8" stuff that just makes a light rattle.
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Post by: WordBird on March 16, 2013, 03:09:27 PM
I can hear the birds singing even without my windows open. I've been frustrated today and never bothered to open them as planned earlier. 'Tis warm in these parts, but never fear. It will be cold again.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 16, 2013, 04:28:44 PM
I love when the little birds first appear, picking through the spoils of winter. But their chirps make me smile. :)
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Post by: Laura H on March 16, 2013, 06:30:52 PM
75 degrees. sunny, beautiful!
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Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2013, 07:47:02 PM
The light of day has bought blue skies with puffy white clouds but its still hot. I should garden  ::)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 17, 2013, 08:11:30 AM
Feels like -24, or so they say. But I was one of those 'they', so screw them.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2013, 08:29:15 AM
Its cooled down dramatically here since this time last night, I don't want to lose my summer and he won't take me on holidays to the sun this year  :'(
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Post by: Gyppo on March 17, 2013, 09:38:39 AM
Wet.

It's rained quietly all night and it's still raining quietly now.

Gloomy.  Its 1-35 PM here and I need to have the light on in my room to see what I'm doing.

But am I downhearted?  Well, yes actually.  But it'll pass.  If it doesn't get lighter it will eventually become proper night-time dark, and that's okay.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on March 17, 2013, 09:54:34 AM
Same up here in Notts-land gyp. Rain/sleet and darker than yushe(usual) ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 17, 2013, 10:00:34 AM
If it gets much damned greyer I may well drop the blinds and pretend there isn't a world outside.

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Post by: WordBird on March 17, 2013, 10:04:20 AM
It's rainy and colder here today. Rained all night. A good day to get my grading squared away for the quarter.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 17, 2013, 04:49:12 PM
The sun is shinning, but there are a few thick, yet white clouds that cast some large shadows from time to time. Temp. is nice, at around 80 F it's not too hot - but comfortable.

Last night for the first time in (it seems like) forever, I was kicking covers off, even the sheet.  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2013, 04:54:47 PM
 :D :D

Alice that between covers time is starting here. Until it is actually cold cold, the sheet goes on then kicks off all night long.
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Post by: WordBird on March 17, 2013, 04:55:24 PM
We've had a rather busy last couple of 'weather days.' Yesterday was over 60F and sunny. Last night cool and rainy, which continued into the morning. Early this afternoon the rain changed to snow and covered everything. Then back to rain. Now it is just cold, wet, and nasty outside.
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Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2013, 04:59:32 PM
Geez, that's most seasons in half a day mate, is it a record.  :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 17, 2013, 05:03:43 PM
Last year it was a hot +25c  this year its -7 (-12 with the wind )
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Post by: McWawa on March 17, 2013, 05:07:27 PM
The sun has been elimenated from the equation due to the rotation of the earth, and even the reflection of the sun light cast upon the local satellite planet, better known as "the moon", is unable to pentrate the darkness of the sky. -  I'ts night time and almost a new moon.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 22, 2013, 09:07:49 AM
Finally a day with no snow falling. I stutter in wonder.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 22, 2013, 01:47:51 PM
Two feet of snow.  See picture.

Left click to enlarge.

In truth it's just been grey and wet.  Pic came off the net a few years ago.  No idea of its origin.

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Post by: Pale Writer on March 22, 2013, 03:25:06 PM
hahahahahhahha
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2013, 03:36:49 PM
The anti-climactic snow has arrived again.
Snowfall . . . Dry . . . Snowfall . . . Dry.
I hate un-decisive weather.
Snow!
Or remain dry.
But no more of this shitty drizzly second-hand weather. I pay my licence fee, I pay my council-tax bills. We were promised snow on the weather forecast from the BBC. Now there's no snow, can I claim money back from the Beeb, for not getting the promised snow? Surely under the Trades and Standards umbrella, I have a case? No? "Bugger!"
Anyway, it's snowing again. "Bugger!"
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Post by: fire-fly on March 22, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
Something is happening here in Oz. Its hot hot hot at present. Clear sky but that will end then the cold will hit with force and I will go into hibernation.  ???
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2013, 04:34:35 PM
make sure you have a hand-held pc thingy with you then. I look forward to being kept on me toesies by ya.  ;D
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Post by: newshmoo on March 23, 2013, 02:28:07 PM
I wish I could say 'hot and sunny', but I've got new teeth , ha ha! Portugal is sadly rainier and colder than it should be and it's reminding me of England. Brrrrrr!
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Post by: herron on March 23, 2013, 06:51:14 PM
Sun is shining. Cold, but sunny. Strange. It's supposed to be gray overcast around here until at least May.  ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 23, 2013, 10:18:34 PM
Hot again. I have the a/c pumping its little heart out.  :D

Lotsa thunder last night but nothing else, maybe tonight.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 24, 2013, 04:47:51 AM
I assume it is warm and sunshine where I LIVE, but I'm in Vienna and it is freaking snowing. How in the world did this happen?

Having a good time anyway.
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 06:00:34 AM
Good to see Patti. We're all enjoyin your thread as well. xbx
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 09:49:25 AM
Bright. Too friggin bright. It's like every snow crystal is screaming 'Look at me!'

Maybe a coffee might help.  We played Jenga(Genga) last night during Earth Hour. Hard to play via candlelight. Rotten kids kept making me giggle(their to blame for my loss - ya - twice in fact :P )  Was fun though.
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 09:54:07 AM
Jenga(Genga)?
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 10:03:20 AM
It's a stacking game. So balancing blocks of wood in turns.
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Post by: WordBird on March 24, 2013, 12:10:40 PM
Cool and Rainy today with Snow forecasted for tonight into tomorrow. At least yesterday was beautiful! I don't mind the cold and snow when I'm stuck in a classroom >:D  The downside is that it is supposed to hit during drive time. But I'm sure I'll be just fine. They've been tending to the roads for days in preparation.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 24, 2013, 12:43:16 PM
How's my Weather?  Tricky and Fickle.

One day hot enough to have a fan blowing gently, the next day I've turned the heat on. The temp. keeps flip-flopping back and forth from cold to hot, from dry to wet.

I'm ready for some warm weather that will stick around for more than a couple of days!  ::)
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 01:11:31 PM
Last year we had our summer for a week in April, been gloomy ever since. I wonder if the weather in England affects the suicide rate in any way? I too hope we have a good summer this year. I want the Summers from my youth. They seemed to start at the last friday of school then last all through the summer six-weeks holidays, to the week after we went back to school. Sighs and sniffs back a nostalgic snot, then just to keep the fantasy up, wipes said snot off nose with sleeve. Then realised belatedly, I haven't got long-sleeved shirt on today. Urgh! "Skinny! Skinneeeeeeee!" ha ha.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2013, 01:40:35 PM
Dull grey heavy overcast.

The magpies building a nest in my garden normally display all the subtle iridescent blues and greens of their feathers, but today they just look black and white.  Matte finish instead of glossy.

I will admit to being somewhat less than enthusiastic about today.  I got up, had pills and porridge, and went back to bed to read.

One of those days when the energy train just passed straight through the station without unloading anything.  And being Sunday it diodn't even throw off a mail sack.
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Post by: WordBird on March 24, 2013, 01:43:50 PM
One of those days when the energy train just passed straight through the station without unloading anything.  And being Sunday it diodn't even throw off a mail sack.

Better than being Saturday and throwing off a "male sack"?   :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2013, 01:45:21 PM
;-)
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
Dull grey heavy overcast.

The magpies building a nest in my garden normally display all the subtle iridescent blues and greens of their feathers, but today they just look black and white.  Matte finish instead of glossy.

I will admit to being somewhat less than enthusiastic about today.  I got up, had pills and porridge, and went back to bed to read.

One of those days when the energy train just passed straight through the station without unloading anything.  And being Sunday it diodn't even throw off a mail sack.

*Sings*
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl and
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret
never to be told . . . Ma-a-a-g-pie! Ma-a-a-g-pie. Susan Stranks . . . Ooh! ha ha
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Post by: fire-fly on March 24, 2013, 10:36:03 PM
Hot and sunny. Its a perfect day in fact.  :D
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Post by: Vienna on March 25, 2013, 04:10:22 AM
25th March and bloody snowing and cold............
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Post by: fire-fly on April 02, 2013, 09:40:05 AM
I have to say we are having glorious Autumn days. It won't last but I am loving it.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on April 02, 2013, 11:22:04 AM
Sunny, bright, and cold.

At 7am I went out to bring the milk in and the wind was not only lazy but rude as well.

Lazy = went straight through me instead of going around.

Rude = didn't even stop to say hello
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 02, 2013, 11:53:34 AM
For the last day or so my sky has been rather sneaky. Sure, I've been having gray clouds making me expect rain. But it waits until I'm not looking or even conscious before it actually rains.

I don't see or even hear it raining - only the after results are visible to me - everything wet enough that it takes hours to dry off the driveway or street.

 
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 02, 2013, 12:47:38 PM
Sun -20 with the wind. I could do with a hug with a devil, just to warm me up.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 02, 2013, 01:10:18 PM
Sun -20 with the wind. I could do with a hug with a devil, just to warm me up.

Here you go Paley . . . (>:D)
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 04, 2013, 07:22:40 AM
:) Alice - get another one ready

10 cm of snow tomorrow - another 10 cm on Tuesday coming (of course in April it could change to rain in a moment's notice.)
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Post by: fire-fly on April 04, 2013, 01:34:26 PM
It has been raining for days now. Summer has gone, I have winter jammies on and jeans through the day.

Good news, we are taking a holiday in a week yeeee haw!!  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on April 04, 2013, 01:38:44 PM
Cold.  Snow blowing in on the wind, but not enough to lay.  But looking at the clouds and the curious yellow light it may well be up there, just waiting for a chance to drop on us big time.  Wouldn't be surprised to wake up to a white world tomorrow.
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 09, 2013, 04:50:34 PM
Sort of a dreary-gray. It is suppose to snow like a glass ball on friday. Screw you, friday, I ain't capitalising you now.
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Post by: fire-fly on April 09, 2013, 05:05:04 PM
Perfect!!

Hope that continues, we are going camping for two weeks  :o  and its chilly time. If the sun is out and the bourbon is cold, life shall be good.  8)
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Post by: Gyppo on April 09, 2013, 06:27:28 PM
Cold and wet.  I'd like to see a bit of Spring before I have to endure the bloody Summer.  

Nature is out of whack here.  I have young magpies leaving the nest in the holly tree.  I have young collared doves sitting in the birch tree airing themselves off.  (I believe, like last year, the parents nested just a few feet below the magpies with no major squabbles or egg-stealing.)

The smaller birds are courting like mad, but the bulk of our hedge is still leafless.  There are small green buds starting to open, but it's a very slow spring.  Same with the flowers.

Gyppo
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Post by: thatollie on April 11, 2013, 07:33:26 AM
Nearly Warm
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 11, 2013, 07:44:13 AM
We have a Winter Storm Warning issued

F-you global weather patterns.
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Post by: fire-fly on April 11, 2013, 11:48:11 AM
Autumn seemed to arrive but it has gone back to summer these past few weeks. Not complaining in the least mind you
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 11, 2013, 01:13:48 PM
It seems Spring can't decided if it's really ready to make a proper entrance or not. It's been an almost constant game of turning the heat on; settle for just the fan to move the air around or go all out and turn the a/c on.  One day shorts are the clothing for the day; next day I may be in serious sweats with a jacket for extra warmth if I venture outdoors.    :P
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 11, 2013, 02:52:16 PM
Three funnels were supposed to have passed over Hattisburg a few minutes ago. The air-horns have been going off. Lots of rain and moderate winds here at the homestead.
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Post by: Vienna on April 14, 2013, 06:12:01 AM
from one day to the next spring is in the air.............2 days now sun and 19
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Post by: McWawa on April 14, 2013, 08:09:22 PM
Here's a "you can see for yourself" shot, from way on up in the skies, both day and night time viewing, live action with time sequential stuff
 ( from my regular viewing bookmarks).

http://www.sat24.com/ (http://www.sat24.com/)

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Post by: Pale Writer on April 15, 2013, 09:56:09 AM
Though it is cold and rainy, I seen my first geese flying north - always a good sign of Spring springing
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Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2013, 01:05:34 AM
Beautiful and warm for the holiday. Seen some nice things with it not being too hot
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 17, 2013, 03:17:24 PM
Sounds like good fishing weather :P, lil glo

Today is the calm before this night's storm. So I'm sucking it all in.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 17, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
We've had two dry and mild days.  Days when I've sat here in shirtsleeves with the windows open, but tonight the sky is starless, thick with dark black rainclouds.  No sign of it falling yet, but there's a lot of it up there 
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Post by: Laura H on April 17, 2013, 06:33:48 PM
Hot & muggy :P
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Post by: McWawa on April 17, 2013, 07:28:40 PM
There's big wind brewing up, and forecast to reach speed of 50 kph across the Netherlands later today (thursday).
 http://www.weer.nl/nederland/nederland.html (http://www.weer.nl/nederland/nederland.html)     (edit: changed the page to a better one)

Here's the coastal forecast, shipping, for the UK  & north europe area.( often posting the more present situation rather than long range). Good  to know if catching a ferry, preparation brown-paper-bag can be planned in advance, as and when required.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html#All~All (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html#All~All)

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Post by: Mastafrank on April 18, 2013, 08:47:10 PM
They promised thunderstorms, and we got nay a drop of water ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on April 19, 2013, 01:25:07 AM
PW we caught some fish but only carp  :D

Cold now we are in SA. Dry and desolate to boot.
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 19, 2013, 06:04:55 PM
PW we caught some fish but only carp  :D

Cold now we are in SA. Dry and desolate to boot.

hope yor well  ;)

They promised thunderstorms, and we got nay a drop of water ::)


We had our first Thunderstorm of the year last night at 11pm (unfortunately it was a weak one :( )
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Post by: Vienna on April 26, 2013, 03:46:59 AM
absolutely beautiful the last few days and up to 29 today. To make the most of this the open air swimming pools are opening this morning instead of 2nd May as they usually do. As she who must be obeyed has a lot of french tests to mark over the weekend I will have a stroll up the hill with our lad Kilian and have a first outdoor dip in the pools that have a wonderful view over Vienna......
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Post by: 2par on April 26, 2013, 04:39:41 AM
The forecast of days to come are those darn ole house flies we simply can't catch, and the lizards the cats keep catching and wanting to bring in the house!
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Post by: Gyppo on April 26, 2013, 04:45:39 AM
Rained steadily all last night, but dry now.  I'll swear the new leaves on our hedge have doubled overnight.  A week ago it was still only small buds, now there's a load of small leaves.

It was great last night, tucked up in bed with the window open, listening to the rain falling and occasionally gurgling down the drain pipe.  When it's 'straight down' rain I can have the windows open.  If the wind gets up and bashes it against the glass I wake up and close the windows.
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Post by: 2par on April 26, 2013, 04:54:48 AM
We're enjoying the return of birds...painted buntings, blue buntings, finches of all colors, hummingbirds, etc.  They come up on the deck to drink from the bowls of water, take baths in the birdbath, eat all the food we set out and practice avoiding the cats.  This is the best time of year because the humidity starts crushing our lungs and make us long to be Snowbirds heading  for the coolness of Canada.
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Post by: 2par on April 26, 2013, 04:57:13 AM
oops - not "because" but "Before the humidity.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 26, 2013, 06:39:27 AM
oops - not "because" but "Before the humidity.

Just in case you haven't realised, you could have gone back into your original post and edited it, using the modify button ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: 2par on April 26, 2013, 12:55:51 PM
Really?  I can't believe I missed seeing that. I'm just so unobservant. Thanks.
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Post by: fire-fly on April 27, 2013, 02:35:34 AM
Hot and sunny for an autumn day  :D
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Post by: 2par on April 27, 2013, 12:37:41 PM
fire-fly, where are you?  In So. America, Austrailia?
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Post by: thatollie on April 27, 2013, 12:42:04 PM
The burny thing in the sky has returned. Run!
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Post by: Gyppo on April 27, 2013, 12:55:54 PM
The burny thing?  In Norfolk?

Surely 'tis a portent of great events.  Perchance the end of the world as we know it.

We had an hour of serious rain, which has at least damped down the pollen.  The air is now breathable rather than the nose tickling soup-like substance it was earlier today.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 28, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
Looking outdoors, it reminds me of a child who has done something they fear will get them in trouble - so they try to sit as still and look innocent of all wrongdoing.

The sky is a beautiful blue with a slight scattering of white clouds. The gentlest of breezes tickles the tree leaves into moving once in awhile. The temperature is intent on luring a body outside to enjoy as coffee is siped.

All very different from the midnight rain and wind storm that came to visit in the middle of my night slashing buckets of rain from above and making enough noise to drown-out the loudest of Rock Bands.
 
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Post by: Gyppo on April 28, 2013, 12:08:27 PM
Colder today.  Not really cold, but in contrast to the three mild days which came before, when the windows were open all day.  I'm wearing a jumper today.

It's been around 50 F most of the day in my room.  nosed up to 55 F mid afternoon, and then the Sun slid around to the back of the house.
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Post by: fire-fly on April 28, 2013, 05:20:12 PM
Perfect!!

Slept with the fan on last night. Hot all day. Gotta love an autumn when its in that sorta mood. Hope winter follows the same.  ;D ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on May 01, 2013, 03:55:48 PM
Still the same as above, this is better than Summer.  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2013, 09:50:12 AM
Sunny, hardly a cloud in sight,   A nice breeze blowing.  Room temperature a comfortable 58 F with all my windows open.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 02, 2013, 12:24:00 PM
Weird!

This is the second day of May and they're predicting another cold front. If it arrives, I suspect it will be a cool front rather than cold - but the way things have been lately I'll not be too surprised if I have to turn the fans off and the heat on.  :P
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Post by: fire-fly on May 02, 2013, 05:04:33 PM
It cooled down a lot over the last 24 hours but the days are still glorious.

Supposed to warm up again for the weekend though.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2013, 08:15:18 PM
Sunny, hardly a cloud in sight,   A nice breeze blowing.  Room temperature a comfortable 58 F with all my windows open.

Mid afternoon I found the fly in the ointment, the rattlesnake in the lucky dip, the harshing of my mellow.

My eyes started prickling and my nose started to itch.

Perfect hayfever weather ;-(

Back on the anti-histamines.  So that'll be 24 hours of semi-dopiness until my body gets used to them again.  And this is on only half the recommended dosage of the so-called non-drowsy version.
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Post by: herron on May 04, 2013, 02:32:25 PM
Beautiful the past several days. Predicted same for a few more.  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on May 04, 2013, 06:32:22 PM
Perfect again. Maybe cloud later but I would be happy with this for the day.  :D
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Post by: McWawa on May 04, 2013, 07:46:50 PM
Seems to be experiencing a total eclipse of the sun, either that or it's the middle of the night.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 05, 2013, 04:03:20 AM
Bright overcast, if that doesn't sound too much like a contradiction.

60 F in here with the windows open.

Wind is carrying a bit of a chill, but it's not unpleasant.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 05, 2013, 12:54:07 PM
Beautiful blue, cloudless sky - the pecan trees are leafed out totally, adding an amazing shade of green to contrast with the blue.


Off the subject of weather - please forgive. But as I was writing the above, I was reminded of one of my flash dreams last night.

I was admiring the pecan trees when I spotted a small sprout in the ground - obviously from one of the pecans a squirrel had buried. But the strange thing was that despite the fact the sprout was only about 3 feet high, it had several pecans, the green outer husk looked extra large, but the sprout wasn't weighed down, it stood tall and proud.

Maybe I should go out and inspect my yard.  It's much too early for the trees to be adorned with even baby pecans.  ???
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Post by: thatollie on May 06, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
The burny thing continues to haunt me.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2013, 02:31:16 PM
Right now it's going through the motions of brewing up into a storm.  The weather forecasters are suggesting 65 mph winds overnight.  My neighbour's plastic garden furniture may have migrated over the fence by morning.  It enjoys  a little walkabout occasionally. ;-)

This morning it was a flat calm, but around 2 pm, when I walked back after dropping off a crate of books for charity, it was getting boisterous.  A blustery day, with wind gusting in from all directions.  Somewhat exhilarating after being mostly indoors the last few days doing the big tidy-up.

The tree near the house has been losing sprays of May blossom all afternoon.   It was late to bloom this year because of the sluggish Spring, and usually it comes away like snow once the flowers are past their best.  Sometimes it just falls and lays in a white blanket, and other times it drifts against hedges and walls, looking quite pretty until it turns brown and rots.

But today the still tender young stalks are snapping off, each complete with its cargo of petals still intact.

Now it is raining as well, and soggy rafts of sorrowful plants are drifting down the gutters, forming temporary dams, and then surging on again as the weight of water and new arrivals overwhelms them.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on May 09, 2013, 05:03:14 PM
Bloody hell Gyp, I thank your Queen every day for deporting the rellies out to this God forsaken land mate.  :D

Its rare you guys get a beautiful day. I watch a show from the UK called Escape to the Country, everything looks green and perfect. Obviously a sham  :P

BUT here in downtown Oz today, its perfect yet again. Little bit of fog but that means a perfect day to follow.

It turns cold around 4pm but not cold enough for the heater till a bit later in the evening. Certainly not cold enough for a jacket through the day yet.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2013, 05:51:16 PM
Oh we get beautiful days, just that today isn't one of them ;-)
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Post by: thatollie on May 10, 2013, 04:53:44 PM
Bloody hell Gyp, I thank your Queen every day for deporting the rellies out to this God forsaken land mate.  :D

Its rare you guys get a beautiful day. I watch a show from the UK called Escape to the Country, everything looks green and perfect. Obviously a sham  :P

BUT here in downtown Oz today, its perfect yet again. Little bit of fog but that means a perfect day to follow.

It turns cold around 4pm but not cold enough for the heater till a bit later in the evening. Certainly not cold enough for a jacket through the day yet.

To each, their own. I'd hate to live down there.
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Post by: fire-fly on May 10, 2013, 05:03:14 PM
Its all what you are used to isn't it Ollie. I would looooove to see a winter in the UK, well not a whole winter. It would be spectacular  :D

But home is home ay  ;)

Its another stunner today. I know it has to end and Jack Frost will visit but caw blimey its been glorious. :D
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Post by: thatollie on May 10, 2013, 05:06:56 PM
Winter isn't bad. It's cold but it's pretty.

It's those days where it rains all day that I hate.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 10, 2013, 05:09:25 PM
Yeah the rain does deaden the spirit when its constant mate.

I can imagine how pretty it is. As a kid I thought snow was soft like cotton wool.  :D
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Post by: thatollie on May 10, 2013, 05:23:13 PM
I once got caught in a snow drift up to my knee.
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Post by: bri h on May 11, 2013, 04:38:18 PM
The snow's that heavy in England, there's times if I wanna catch a snow-flake and get it on my tongue I have to lick the ground! heh heh
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 11, 2013, 05:11:54 PM
Had a few ominous clouds yesterday but today is glorious, as it should be for Mothers Day  :D

A picnic with the rugrats is on the agenda  ;)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 11, 2013, 06:45:21 PM
Beautiful day with slightly gusting winds. Loving it.
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Post by: bri h on May 13, 2013, 08:02:17 AM
Someone needs to tell someone that Summer's here! It's lashing it down in heathen-notts-land, right at this minute, I wanna tan this year, I need to top up me colour! Am startin to look white.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 13, 2013, 08:29:36 AM
Stunning day but a bit overcast. Rain forecast tomorrow followed by westerly wind for days....delightful.

I'm not good in the wind   :P
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Post by: mouselady on May 13, 2013, 09:15:07 AM
Here in S Yorkshire, has gone from overcast and (much earlier on) raining, to bright and breezy, and now a bit overcast again.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: bri h on May 13, 2013, 09:23:50 AM
I think I'm near mouselady, it's a bit like Peter Pan weather here. All seasons, but in one day.
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Post by: fire-fly on May 13, 2013, 05:49:52 PM
Well the weather man was right, it is raining this morning. I guess we could do with it, been a few months since a bit of set in rain.

Since the drought broke this time round, the gardens and bush have been glorious, don't wanna see that go backwards now.

Lets see if the "gone by lunchtime" prediction works out.  :D
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Post by: thatollie on May 14, 2013, 01:03:30 PM
Clouds have come to protect me from the burny thing. Thank you, clouds.
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Post by: bri h on May 14, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
Pissin down! I'm so sick of rain!  >:(
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Post by: thatollie on May 14, 2013, 08:37:45 PM
I love rain, I hate heat.
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Post by: bri h on May 14, 2013, 08:57:03 PM
Summer rain, walking in bright days, hand in hand with Skinny, telling each other how much we love one another, not caring that we're soaking wet, it's warm and we're glowing . . . That's GOOD rain. All we got, is 'rain.' The 'soggy' kind. heh heh
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Post by: Lin on May 16, 2013, 05:21:27 AM
Aw Brian that's so sweet - you did that because you know I'm a romance writer!   :D
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Post by: fire-fly on May 16, 2013, 04:29:50 PM
Cold but sunny first thing in the morning. Will grow to be another stunning Autumn day I feel.
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Post by: geoffnelder on May 16, 2013, 05:59:04 PM
Snow yesterday! Sunny between cold rain today. I went for a long cycle ride and enjoyed the solitude of it but now my legs are telling me to rest tomorrow.
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Post by: thatollie on May 16, 2013, 06:14:37 PM
It's night.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Don on May 16, 2013, 06:48:20 PM
Our forecast calls for increasing darkness tonight as well. For the moment, it's sunny and 75F in beautiful downtown Connecticut.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 16, 2013, 09:11:23 PM
Right now it's 84 F - the high was 92 F

Oh, and the sun seems to be thinking of heading for his bed . . . or another part of the world.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: thatollie on May 17, 2013, 10:17:21 AM
We had about three seconds of sunlight today.
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Post by: fire-fly on May 17, 2013, 05:00:08 PM
 :D :D

Nice Ollie.

It looks cold outside but it is early. Should warm up to be a spectacular day though
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 17, 2013, 05:38:13 PM
94 F and humid. But the sun is shining and looks great.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 17, 2013, 07:59:49 PM
Dark (1 AM) and a pleasantly mild 60 F with just the barest hint of a breeze.  No obvious stars so there must be a layer of cloud up there..  All three windows open.

Just had my first moth of the year fly in to make a nuisance of himself.  If he sits quietly on the ceiling he can stay uintil I'm ready fopr bed, otherwise I'll catch him and sling him out on his dusty ear-ole.
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Post by: fire-fly on May 18, 2013, 05:25:11 PM
Cold. It must be down around the zero mark at least.....

Well I checked the weather dude and it is 5', same as zero really isn't it.  ;D

Should be a glorious day though, nice and clear out there.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 23, 2013, 05:41:06 PM
Well a lot has happened since that post.

Its been raining cats and dogs ever since and a tad cold.

Bloody winter!! She has arrived  ??? ???
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 23, 2013, 06:15:25 PM
Cold.  Not seriously cold, it's only around 50 F, which is as often as not shirtsleeve weather to me, but in contrast to the last couple of days the wind had an edge to it.  At 6-30 AM I had my woolly on.  I didn't want to shut the office windows, so I wrapped up a bit.  Two days ago I was out in the garden at the same time, shirtless, feeling the weakish morning sun on my skin and enjoying a balmy breeze.  Clipping a bit of the hedge before the day got too warm for the old Polar Bear

It just goes to prove that Hot vs Cold is often a matter of perception rather than real temperature ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 25, 2013, 10:24:52 PM
The rain has gone but it was enough to make the ground cold so it is chilly at present.

Beautiful in the sun.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on May 27, 2013, 08:02:23 PM
We have rain today, and cool. Supposed to warm up tomorrow (but still rain).  :P
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Post by: fire-fly on May 27, 2013, 08:04:46 PM
Rain here too and cold. Good day to stay inside and do very little.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 28, 2013, 09:15:47 AM
Wet.  Miserable, dreary, 'straight down' rain without even a breath of wind to add variety to it.  The trees are dripping mournfully.  (Yes, it's the kind of day which deserves ly endings to adverbs.)

The contrast to yesterday - when I spent three hours working in the garden with my shirt off - is total.  I don't normally work sans shirt, but yesterday it was warm enough without being savagely hot, although anyone seeing me cutting back prickly holly whilst half naked would have probably thought me mad.

Temperature is a quite comfortable 55 F, but the rain itself, when I brought the milk in earlier, is icy cold.  Perhaps it's the weatherman's old favourite, 'hail, falling as rain'.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 28, 2013, 05:47:40 PM
I can hear birds but see clouds. Hopefully the rain has gone for a while and some of that end of Autumn sun will greet us till Winter hits.

Now is the time to win the lottery and duck over and visit the Pom's while they have half decent weather me thinks.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: herron on May 28, 2013, 07:09:59 PM
We have rain today, and cool. Supposed to warm up tomorrow (but still rain).  :P
Still raining. Only modestly warmer.  :'(
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2013, 05:07:07 AM
52 F.  Comfortable.

Dry enough to do some more hedge hacking ;-)
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Vienna on May 31, 2013, 08:05:47 AM
absolutely persisting it down, has been for days and will, apparently carry on for a few more days........isn't spring/early summer wonderful?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on May 31, 2013, 09:38:34 AM
Beautiful day today. I might go on a road trip in the new Beast tomorrow  :D
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Post by: thatollie on May 31, 2013, 11:44:43 AM
We've got shun sine but it's not too hot.
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 31, 2013, 12:48:35 PM
It's Hot  8)

and


humid
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: D.C. Burns on May 31, 2013, 04:36:13 PM
It is 3:35 pm in Edmond, Oklahoma (which is 15 miles north of Oklahoma City) and today Oklahoma City is the bullseye for tornadoes and softball-sized hail, high winds (70 mph) and flash flooding. The "cap," the dome of warm air holding back the explosive atmospheric energies which trigger these storms is breaking as I write. My significant other has gone to fill the gas tank of our Jeep Grand Cherokee, which he will then back into the garage in case we need to bolt. I am packing totes and computer cases with important papers, prescription drugs, etc.. The safe room in the house is about to be loaded up with water, food and battery-powered lanterns. It's a tornado day in Oklahoma. The air is electric with charged particles. You can feel them dancing on your skin. We are ready. We have been under threat for about two weeks. There was an F-5 in Moore, Monday before last which chewed up eight square miles of homes and schools and business and took 24 souls, nine of them children under ten. Today is supposed to be worse. We all hope not, and the religious pray. So, hopefully I will be posting again soon. I have actually found a writers site I enjoy! If you don't here from me again, it was nice to meet you all. I have enjoyed my time. Alright. So much for the doom and gloom. Time to saddle up for this rodeo. Take care and wish us good luck. D.C. Burns
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Post by: fire-fly on May 31, 2013, 05:07:23 PM
Burnsie, I wish you all the luck in the world there mate. I can't begin to think what you are going through.

We live in Oz and don't often live under the threat of a tornado.

Be safe my friend  :-* :-*

We are expecting rain this weekend. After your post, I have not one thing to complain about.
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 31, 2013, 08:02:34 PM
Damn I'm jealous >:( I'll admit I'd be the 1st to pitch a tent in the path of a tornado :D
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Post by: Skip Slocum on May 31, 2013, 08:05:17 PM
Oklahoma is getting shredded right now by multiple tornadoes.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on May 31, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
in 8 minutes they will hit Ok city.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on May 31, 2013, 08:13:08 PM
Expected to hit downtown Oklahoma City in 3 minutes.



EDIT: it is darker in Ok city right now than it is 800 mile east in Mississippi
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: D.C. Burns on May 31, 2013, 11:38:17 PM
Thanks to all! Storm was massive, a huge mesocyclone covering almost the entire state and was headed straight for my house before it suddenly shifted and went S.E. Several people dead, much damage, won't know until daylight tomorrow what the real situation is. Survived to write another day.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 01, 2013, 01:57:09 AM
Good to see you OK Burnsy.What sort of shelter do you have mate?

Not a good spot to find yourself in x o
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Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2013, 09:40:07 AM
Sunny, hardly a cloud in the sky, 60 F.  A mild breeze blowing.  Lots of insects getting about.

Very tempted to get my shirt off again and soak up some Vitamin D whilst having a pootle around in the garden.

The lovely white blossom on the rowan trees is turning brown now and the berries are starting to show.  Everything is about a month behind schedule, but showing signs of making up for lost time.

The small birds, who started mating halfway through February but didn't manage to produce many offspring, or few that survived, havder started all over again.  There are times when my front garden is like an avian porn version of Hitchcock's Birds.

The Magpies, whom I allowed to nest in the garden this year rather than deterring them, seem to have produced three healthy youngsters.  Originally I thought there were just two, sat out on the branches hardening off their feathers prior to their flying lessons, but a week or so later they were joined by a slightly smaller and somewhat more fluffy one.  The late arrival is still clamouring to be fed by the parent birds, whereas the other two are free flying now, chasing off other birds, and foraging for themselves.

Gyppo
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Post by: D.C. Burns on June 01, 2013, 12:47:01 PM
Firefly: I have a room in the center of the house, a five by five walk-in closet. With an F-4 or lower, this will probably suffice. With an F-5, the earth is wiped clean. We have brilliant meteorologists here and radar that can show tornadoes street by street, so, Plan B is always to drive at a 90 degree angle west or east of the storm line and get out of the way. When I am a rich author, I will have an above ground safe room built, which is basically a walk-in bank vault that is bolted into the cement slab of your house. There are also small, underground shelters called "flat-safes" which can be installed in your garage and are basically a hole in the ground with a sliding door on top and stairs leading down into a small pre-built room. I don't like them because if your house does come down, you may be trapped under the rubble for quite awhile. Basements, here, are really expensive to put in because the soil is red clay and the water table is eighteen inches down. The walls of regular basements crack, seep and crumble unless you can afford twenty to thirty bucks a square foot for the kind of engineering and materials to put one in that will stand up to the shifting soil and block out the water. I am watching the French Open, taking a breather, because we have been "under the gun" for two weeks and everyone here is worn out. The clay they use at the French open is the same color of the red earth in Oklahoma.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: bri h on June 01, 2013, 01:06:52 PM
It's times like these that it feels good to live in plain old boring England. Resp to all that are suffering from the weather(this has to be an understatement) B
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Mastafrank on June 01, 2013, 08:24:58 PM
Dear Oklahoma I thank you for sending us your storm remnants ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on June 01, 2013, 11:01:11 PM
So glad you and yours are safe Burnsy.  ;D

It's raining here in Oz and very chilly.
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Post by: Chizzy on June 01, 2013, 11:38:14 PM
I moved to Michigan from Scotland last year and I'm still trying to get used to some of the weather. It was 105F on the day I arrived. It got down to -15F in the winter. But worst was last week when my wife and I were driving into Ingham County to go to our writers' group, when we got a tornado warning over the radio for, em, Ingham County. The warning mentioned the possibility of hailstones the size of quarters, destruction of homes, death and damage etc. Thankfully, it didn't happen and the warning passed into neighbouring counties but for twenty minutes, I was looking at a very low, very black sky and worrying quite a lot.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: heidi52 on June 02, 2013, 08:05:58 AM
Third day of a heat wave.   >:( >:( >:(

Have I told you how much I hate the heat?
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 02, 2013, 08:14:10 AM
Sunny overcast, around 55F.

Probably a good day to hack the hedge alongside the front path.  It's starting to snag on the wheelchair.

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Post by: Lin on June 02, 2013, 12:09:15 PM
Lovely day here in Holland, wall to wall blue sky all day.  Temps not very hot though about 14.5C we bought loads of new plants for the garden today.  It all looks delightful with the new fence and the privacy we have now.

Lin x
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Post by: fire-fly on June 02, 2013, 03:43:33 PM
I can hear birds and I can't here rain. All sounds good to me but the sun isn't up yet
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Post by: Vienna on June 04, 2013, 05:48:56 AM
Raining again, much of Austria is under water at the moment.
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 04, 2013, 06:46:33 AM
It's nice (close to a winter day in Aussie land probably)

We had our drenching a few days ago - seems a lot of countries are getting their grounds beat to death by drops.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 04, 2013, 07:04:52 AM
Well PW, its freezing here in Oz for the fourth day of winter.

-0' this morning on my run back to town but the rain has eased, yay.  :D
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Post by: thatollie on June 04, 2013, 05:42:50 PM
Nighttime but not cold. I don't understand.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 04, 2013, 06:29:36 PM
Today we have light cloud but if that burns off, we will have a nice day.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 04, 2013, 07:06:12 PM
Nice and toasty around here - around 95 F.  ;)

Rob got up and out early this morning before it got that hot. Went to the home of a friend's parents to mow for them. They are not able to do it themselves any more - plus, their mower broke and they can't afford a new one. His friend can't do it because he's in a wheelchair.

The mother tries to pay him, but he refuses - so she feeds him instead.  ;)
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Post by: Vienna on June 05, 2013, 03:36:33 AM
still raining
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 06, 2013, 11:32:29 PM
Rained all day ???  >:(
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Post by: fire-fly on June 07, 2013, 01:57:15 AM
Been overcast for 3 days but the sun shone at around 2pm.  :D
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Post by: heidi52 on June 07, 2013, 09:31:12 AM
We are getting the remnants of the first hurricane of the season. Lots of rain, flood warnings.  We no longer get regular rain showers now we have deluge and then drought then repeat.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2013, 09:59:14 AM
62 F with the windows open.  A bit steamy right now as the overnight rain is evaporating from the pavements and the ground.

At 8 PM the rain was hammering down and I decided I'd be working indoors.  Now, about seven hours later, the open air is calling.  I may be unable to resist for much longer.

Gyppo
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Post by: Vienna on June 11, 2013, 05:44:47 AM
ah well, a day of summer yesterday and today? Monsoon like rain.......the poor buggers cleaning up after the floods might have to start again.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: Gyppo on June 11, 2013, 06:41:24 AM
Fine misty rain all morning so far.  So fine it's almost invisible at a quick glance through the windows, but definitely there if you step outside.  That fine stuff that feels as if it's sticking to your face, not wet enough to run down until it's built up a goodly layer.

I used to hate days like this when I was postman.  Everything gets soggy within about half an hour, but if you put your wetgear on it's boill-in-the-bag time ;-(

But sat indoors, with the windows open, the air just feels nice and fresh ;-)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 11, 2013, 08:21:40 AM
Today was the perfect summer day. Foggy till about 8am then the sun shone all day, washing dried, jumper thrown in the back seat of the car and a nice sidewalk cafe coffee.  ;)

Tomorrow that is forecast to change.  ???
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Post by: thatollie on June 11, 2013, 11:55:06 AM
It smells like a beach outside.
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Post by: herron on June 11, 2013, 01:05:39 PM
Absolutely perfect. Mostly sunny, 74o.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 11, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
It smells like a beach outside.

Life's a beach, and then you die.

A popular t-shirt logo amongst the Newquay surfing crowd.
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Post by: heidi52 on June 11, 2013, 07:10:03 PM
Rain rain go away
come again another day

any more of this and I'm moving to England.  :P
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Post by: fire-fly on June 11, 2013, 07:12:00 PM
 :D :D

Don't come to OZ mate, its raining here too!!
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 11, 2013, 08:21:39 PM
Anyone that wishes, please feel free to send your rain my direction.

All the lake levels in this area are down . . . we could put the rain to good use.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2013, 08:38:40 AM
Fine misty rain again,  It hasn't really stopped soince yesterday.  But not quite so fine because it can be seen through the glass.  It was sticking to me when i went oiut to feed the birds, but there wasn't enough to make me feel I needed to dry it off.

There's a gusty wind blowing up and shaking the trees occasionally.

55 F in my room with the windows open.  The old Polar Bear is quite enjoying it.
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Post by: bri h on June 12, 2013, 02:14:57 PM
We have(in Notts-land) the type of rain that can only be described as,
"Pissin down!" It's that, you know, "wet rain." heh heh. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2013, 02:20:05 PM
Still that fine drizzle.  I have just convinced myself I don't really need to go to the shops today after all.  We won't starve I wait until tomorrow ;-)  (It's good to have a choice.)
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 12, 2013, 04:20:04 PM
Freezing cold. And the wind's still howling outside. Perfect time to watch a classic horror movie.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2013, 04:47:30 PM
Looks like today may be a fine day but looks can be deceiving.

I guess we can only enjoy it while its here ay  :D

Gunna be a wet winter this year
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 13, 2013, 09:34:59 PM
Its been a wet spring here FF :D Better than last years drought ???
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Post by: fire-fly on June 13, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
Clouds here are ominous but so far nothing else. Bloody wind is off the snow.

We do get snow you know. I may never have seen it but I watch the news sometimes.  ::)
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 13, 2013, 11:01:19 PM
Snow is overrated :P ::)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 13, 2013, 11:11:32 PM
I'm hearin ya mate, I don't have a desire to touch it but I would love to look out a window and see it.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on June 14, 2013, 05:48:11 AM
Dry, at last.  Only 55 F according to the thermometer, but it feels warmer.  If I'm not strong I may be lured back out into the garden today.
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 14, 2013, 06:57:13 AM
Sunny and reaching 22 which is grand because I work today. I do have to say 'Can't wait for the Weekend' though.
Title: Re: Whats the weather like where you live?
Post by: fire-fly on June 14, 2013, 06:04:33 PM
Well PW, our weekend is here and its cold and looks like it may be damp later in the day if the cloud doesn't burn off. ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 14, 2013, 08:38:20 PM
Pleasant
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Post by: Gyppo on June 15, 2013, 03:14:45 AM
Blue sky, a steady and refreshingly cool wind, and clouds like lightly soiled cotton wool.

EDIT:  So much for being soddin' poetic.  The 'lightly soiled cotton wool' is now 100% dull grey overcast with rain.  And earlier on I thought it was shaping up to be a scorcher.  Well, a scorcher by Polar bear standards ;-)
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Post by: Vienna on June 15, 2013, 05:36:58 AM
wonderful blue sky and sun. supposed to get up to 28 today. Barbeque at friends on the balcony and a few beers then if I have time will catch the final of the austrian rugby cup in the evening.
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Post by: fire-fly on June 15, 2013, 05:18:36 PM
Clear skies so far here in Downtown Oz. Hopefully it will stay like this for the day. We have visitors and thought we might take her for a cruise around the vineyards and show her how the poor people live.  :D
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Post by: Vienna on June 17, 2013, 04:44:04 AM
Summer is here, at least this week. Supposed to get up to 36,  at the moment 10.45 am and 24............
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Post by: fire-fly on June 17, 2013, 09:01:40 AM
Still chilly and will rain tomorrow.
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Post by: heidi52 on June 17, 2013, 05:35:14 PM
Hot today and sunny. Then the sky got real dark and I can hear thunder. No rain yet but it's a  coming!
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Post by: fire-fly on June 17, 2013, 05:53:32 PM
The sky is as blue as could be. Very cold, my phone says 5' so it musta been cold through the night again
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Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2013, 08:12:15 PM
Dark.  Very still.  A good time to go to sleep.

The weather yesterday was a bit so-so.  The wind was what Mum describes as 'frisky'.  dead calm for a few minutes, and then little swirling gusts which seem to come from all different directions.  I would have called it gusty, but I think I'm going to adopt frisky instead as being far more evocative.
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Post by: Vienna on June 20, 2013, 07:13:41 AM
33 blue sky and sunshine.............drinkin' wevver........ ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on June 20, 2013, 07:23:42 AM
Freezing cold, 9', snuggling weather.  :D
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Post by: bri h on June 20, 2013, 12:14:46 PM
Stuck at Woodhead Pass. On tacho  break. Been sunny all day. Peein it down now. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 20, 2013, 01:20:26 PM
Up until half an hour ago it has been a dull overcast day.  So dull I've felt the need to have the lights on indoors when reading or using the computer.  Now evening has arrived, around  6-20 PM, the cloud has rolled away and the world is brighter place.
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 20, 2013, 01:23:23 PM
It just started raining, which is fine because I just finished work :)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 20, 2013, 06:29:01 PM
A clear but cold day. I really should be working but its too cold.  ???
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 20, 2013, 10:50:41 PM
Wuss ::)


27c today >:D
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Post by: Lin on June 24, 2013, 09:14:14 AM
For those of you who live in the south west of England the news is good for next week.  There is a high coming up from the Azores.  I am off to the islands off Cornwall next week, so fingers crossed I can walk around in shorts and T-shirt.

Lin x
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Post by: Vienna on June 24, 2013, 09:21:05 AM
from 32 and lovely sun yesterday to 14 and absolutely p*ss*ng it down today
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Post by: fire-fly on June 24, 2013, 04:51:51 PM
Looks like another lovely day coming up. We were supposed to receive 90ml of rain over the weekend but all that dumped further south.

Lovely here but we all know that can change in the blink of an eye.
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Post by: DistantSun on June 24, 2013, 08:29:46 PM
Bit of a 39-degrees-with-the-humidity scorcher here today! 8)
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 25, 2013, 07:33:06 AM
Same here, Ds - I worked in it yesterday but today I've canceled the job.
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Post by: Vienna on June 25, 2013, 07:36:12 AM
even more rain
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 25, 2013, 03:27:16 PM
3 days three thunderstorms :o 8)
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Post by: fire-fly on June 25, 2013, 05:27:19 PM
Wet!!

Not the wet real rain brings, just that annoying wet that stops the other half from mowing the lawn and picking up the many land mines the puppies have laid.  ::) ::)
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