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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2006
2:48 AM

Post #2045681

We were getting rather long, so as a Valentine's gift, here's a fresh thread with some of these wonderful everblooming Gerainiums.
It's 44.8 F / 7.1 C, 29 F / -2 C, 53%, Calm.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Post your daily weather here.
Sidney

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Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2006
7:41 AM

Post #2045883

Today is another grey day and around 30 F
Oh how I long for spring, hope you stay warm.

Sidney, firebreather, yeah right woldnt want to burn my toung
Makes it so hard to eat then :0))
I LOVE YOU TOO
Janett
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2006
2:06 PM

Post #2046202

It's going to get to almost 80 here today and tomorrow and then cool back down a bit and rain this weekend.
Mostly Cloudy 63F (17C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: SE 8 MPH
Barometer: 30.00" (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 60F (16C)

YOU ARE ALL VERY LOVED! (Thanks, Sugarweed!! :-) )
mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2006
2:14 PM

Post #2046225

5-Day Forecast for ZIP Code 52001

Wednesday 31 | 24 Snow 6-12 inches
Thursday 26 | 7 Snow continuing 4-6 inches
Friday 13 | -5
Saturday 11 | -3
Sunday 19 | 6

Today is forecast to be 27 Cooler than yesterday. Yesterday we broke records at 57.

La Nina huh? Hmmmmm...

mg


Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 15, 2006
3:16 PM

Post #2046350

Winters finally arrived (for a day or two anyways)...no sign of La Nina here yet (we get lots of snow in a La Nina winter).

1 F / -17 C
Low Drifting Snow Showers
Windchill: -18 F / -28 C
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: -9 F / -23 C
Wind: 16 mph / 26 km/h from the West
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2006
4:01 PM

Post #2046462

Sunny, High 66.9 F / 19.4 C, Low 37.8 F / 3.2 C Dew pt. 36 F / 2 C, Humidity, 33%, SSW at 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h.
Supposed to warm-up now.
Sidney
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 15, 2006
4:06 PM

Post #2046480

We just hit 70...heading for 74 !!!! Another layer of clothes peeling off!

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft

70 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 47 F
Wind: 15 mph from the SE

Pati
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2006
4:41 PM

Post #2046534

Hurray patischell doesnt have to type with mittens on anymore!
Janett
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2006
5:22 PM

Post #2046609

I'm late posting this, got sidetracked with AndyPs flower site.
THEY're predicting a HIGH of 63* today. which means the winds will continue from the south for a while longer.

It's only 44* in my yard right now but the WIND is blowing 25-27mph from the South and with gusts to 36mph [howls like Califs Santa Anas for a minute] ... the valley air is full of blow sand.

Wow! just like that the wind stopped. And for now there's not a cloud in the sky. we must be in the center of the low, or near enuff as makes no difference.

SLCity and the ski areas and rte I-80 getting the precip. |;-(
Glad I'm not having to drive it today.

We may get lucky and get some precip [:-) from the back side tonite when the winds switch to from the North and the temps drop to the low 20s again.
DP 16*
Hum 20%
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 15, 2006
6:16 PM

Post #2046698

Wind is from the south (ocean) today. That's something different. Note the double-digit humidity and dew point above freezing. It feels warmer than 58F. I took a walk wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Also, over here, it is partly cloudy, rather than the mostly cloudy reported for Van Nuys.

Updated: 10:51 AM PST on February 15, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
58 F / 14 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 60%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h from the SSE

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2006
8:47 PM

Post #2047016

Couldn't ask for a nicer day in Feb.
Low 28F, high 54F, dew point 28, winds ssw at 9 gusts to 25 mph. mostly sunny.
Lots of melting going on. A very wet day to walk the dog, LOL. Had to put a towel by the door for our return.
Expecting a deep freeze this week end.
Andy P

Edited to say: Thanks Blooms, I hope to have show #7 ready very soon.

This message was edited Feb 15, 2006 4:51 PM
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
12:08 AM

Post #2047466

Sidney. . .thanks for the cheery picture and the new thread. The cold finally came back last night. It's been cold, but clear all day and to remain so the next few days until rain is forecast for the weekend. The following is really not that cold, but since we've had a week of 70 degree weather, it's an extreme change, especially since the fruit trees started to bloom in earnest.

Winter Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:54 PM PST on February 15, 2006


A freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
PST Thursday for the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.

A cold and dry airmass will continue to settle over the area
through tonight. With mostly clear skies and winds expected to
become light this evening... radiational cooling will allow for
temperatures at most valley locations will bottom out in the
25 to 31 degree range.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
12:26 AM

Post #2047511

WOW...now that I didn't expect for you. :0
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
1:47 AM

Post #2047736

Well the Freeze booger caught me off guard last night.
Sidney

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
1:56 AM

Post #2047758

But it could be worse...


Alberta
Wind chill warning for Bonnyville-St. Paul-Cold Lake-Lac La Biche
Wind chill warning for Fort Chipewyan-Wood Buffalo National Park
Wind chill warning for Fort McMurray-Fort MacKay
Wind chill warning for Lloydminster-Wainwright-Vermilion-P rovost
Wind chill warning for Wabasca-Peerless Lake-Gift Lake-Cadotte Lake

British Columbia
Wind chill warning for Yoho-Kootenay Parks

Manitoba
Wind chill warning for Brochet
Wind chill warning for Gillam
Wind chill warning for Lynn Lake-Leaf Rapids-Pukatawagan
Wind chill warning for Shamattawa
Wind chill warning for Tadoule Lake

Northwest Territories
Blizzard warning for Paulatuk

Nunavut
Blizzard warning for Repulse Bay

Ontario
Freezing rain warning for Algonquin
Freezing rain warning for Bancroft - Bon Echo
Freezing rain warning for Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Freezing rain warning for Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Freezing rain warning for Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
Freezing rain warning for Burks Falls - Bayfield Inlet
Winter storm watch for Chapleau - Gogama
Freezing rain warning for City of Hamilton
Freezing rain warning for City of Ottawa
Freezing rain warning for City of Toronto
Freezing rain warning for Cornwall - Morrisburg
Freezing rain warning for Dufferin - Innisfil
Winter storm watch for Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
Freezing rain warning for Gatineau
Winter storm watch for Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
Freezing rain warning for Grey - Bruce
Freezing rain warning for Haliburton
Freezing rain warning for Halton - Peel
Freezing rain warning for Huron - Perth
Freezing rain warning for Kingston - Prince Edward
Winter storm watch for Kirkland Lake - New Liskeard - Temagami
Freezing rain warning for London - Middlesex
Winter storm watch for Manitoulin - Northshore - Killarney
Freezing rain warning for Niagara
Winter storm watch for North Bay - West Nipissing
Freezing rain warning for Oxford - Brant
Freezing rain warning for Parry Sound - Muskoka - Huntsville
Freezing rain warning for Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Freezing rain warning for Prescott and Russell
Freezing rain warning for Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Freezing rain warning for Sarnia - Lambton
Winter storm watch for Sault Ste Marie - Superior East
Freezing rain warning for Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Freezing rain warning for Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Freezing rain warning for Waterloo - Wellington
Freezing rain warning for York - Durham

Saskatchewan (windchill warnings of -40 and lower) :'(
Wind chill warning for Battlefords-Unity-Maidstone-St Walburg
Wind chill warning for City of Regina
Wind chill warning for City of Saskatoon
Wind chill warning for Cree Lake-Key Lake
Wind chill warning for Fort Qu'Appelle-Indian Head-Lumsden-Pilot Butte
Wind chill warning for Humboldt-Wynyard-Wadena-Lanigan-Foa m Lake
Wind chill warning for Ile a la Crosse-Buffalo Narrows-Beauval
Wind chill warning for Kamsack-Canora-Preeceville
Wind chill warning for Kindersley-Rosetown-Biggar-Wilkie-M acklin
Wind chill warning for La Loche-Clearwater River Provincial Park-Cluff Lake
Wind chill warning for Martensville-Warman-Rosthern-Delisl e-Wakaw
Wind chill warning for Meadow Lake-Big River-Green Lake-Pierceland
Wind chill warning for Melfort-Tisdale-Nipawin-Carrot River
Wind chill warning for Moosomin-Grenfell-Kipling-Wawota
Wind chill warning for Outlook-Watrous-Hanley-Imperial-Din smore
Wind chill warning for Prince Albert-Shellbrook-Spriritwood-Duck Lake
Wind chill warning for Southend-Brabant Lake-Kinoosao
Wind chill warning for Wollaston Lake-Collins Bay
Wind chill warning for Yorkton-Melville-Esterhazy
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
2:59 AM

Post #2047912

BBbbbuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!
;)
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2006
3:18 AM

Post #2047954

Somebody get that fence built, here comes that Arctic air again.
The wind DID switch - out of the north since late afternoon. Took down a fair sized limb, which fortunately missed the house and crashed in the front yard. Cottonwoods are prone to losing pieces.

Thought y'all might relate:

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Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
3:30 AM

Post #2047971

Glad the limb missed your house. :)

LOL yep I think I can...something wicked your way comes. ;)~


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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
4:09 AM

Post #2048005

here's an even better look at it...WINDCHILL MAP

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2006
5:25 AM

Post #2048065

ohmiglory.. you're in the `minus 45 area aren't you?

That was the other thing I left behind in the Adirondacks. The repeated attack, sometime in the last two weeks of February, of the 40F belows.
We'd have as much as two weeks when 0*F looked good. The biggest danger was having the pipe from the fuel [oil] tank and the house furnace freeze up on ya.

They've only predicted low 20s for us for tomorrow. ;-)
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2006
8:46 AM

Post #2048144

THAT seem to be awfully cold, brrrrrrrr stay warm.

And the colour for the day:...GREY
Wind 13 mph with stormgusts
30 F
This is the weather forecast for today and the next 3 days.
Janett
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
12:28 PM

Post #2048352

We are getting wind out of the south today and it is going to get up to 80. That will flip around by Friday night and we will be getting the wind (and rain) from the north all weekend, but nothing like the wind chills and temperatures all of you are getting! Brrrrrr!!!!!!

Overcast 67F (19C)
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Speed: S 9 MPH
Barometer: 29.96" (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 63F (17C)

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
1:11 PM

Post #2048422

We've cooled down a bit...whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw I don't wanna go to work. I can adjust (acclimatize) to slower drops but I hate 80 degree ones (that happen relatively quickly ie. within a week).

I had a feeling y'all would feel much warmer now. ;) We are supposed to climb up to -6 C by Saturday.

The -45 C is -49F. :'(
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2006
2:19 PM

Post #2048547

Lilypon,
-49F.?!!!!!! Do you really go out in temps like that? Do the school children have to wait for buses, or do they close for "cold days"? When the wind blows, the wind chill factor must be awesome!

I see these temps posted, but I never thought that people actually went outside in them. Of course we don't have the proper clothes here. The morning it was 31, the children going down my street to catch the bus looked like they had on every piece of clothing they owned. They could hardly walk! LOL

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft / 7 m

72 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: 59 F
Wind: 4 mph / Variable

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
2:20 PM

Post #2048551

That's a real heat wave for sure, LOL
Current Temperature 72.1 F / 22.3 C,
Low was 47.3 F / 8.5 C
Dew Point 54 F / 12 C,
Humidity 53% Wind
NNE at 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
And she whispers (sunny too)
I have a new indoor, and remote outdoor therometer.
I will have to reset it though because it said 27.5 at 7:20AM
Sidney
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2006
2:30 PM

Post #2048570

Pati, when I lived in those temps - I thought it was silly but folks insisted on acting like it was a normal day. my ex used to say, "Car better start when it's that cold, that's when I need it." LOL

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 16, 2006
2:43 PM

Post #2048594

Everything continues as if it's a normal day. If children don't show up the teachers start phoning...they'll remind the parents that we live in what can be a very cold region and the children should have the clothes for those conditions (& if they don't go get them). The school will also provide clothes that are donated for those in need. Going out for recess is usually enforced (with pitchfork if necessary...going by my memories of those dark cold days;) but on the rare occassion they are allowed to stay inside.

On our race to the car this am we ran into our new neighbor (a pilot instructor at CFB Moose Jaw). They had a run to the hospital, last night, in the full brunt of the chill and he is now a first time proud popa of a sweet little baby girl.
mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2006
4:36 PM

Post #2048814

Brrrr Lilypon *shudder & shiver*

Our weather so far today has been interesting to say the least, lol. We have had snow, thundersnow, hail, freezing rain, near blizzard and now an ice storm.


Statement as of 11:28 AM CST on February 16, 2006

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST this afternoon.

One to 3 inches of new snow is expected to fall across the region through early evening... with total snow accumulations ranging from 4 to 12 inches. Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph... with higher gusts... causing areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Blustery northwest winds may cause near blizzard conditions could over portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois through this evening.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Oh joy.

mg
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2006
5:34 PM

Post #2048928

57 and quite windy here.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2048950

Today is even nicer than yesterday.
Low 30 F, High 58F and rising, light south breeze and almost clear blue sky.
The snow is going fast, lots of bare patches already.
There is an end is sight however. High wind warning for tomorrow with a sharp cold front. The Big Chill is coming back for the weekend. Some of Lilypon's cold is headed our way.
Andy P
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2006
7:16 PM

Post #2049186

Andy, there's enough for everybody apparantly.
we're at 40F right now
27%humidity
Dp -3* [and that ain't gonna happen]
Low this morning was 18* {I was up early}
Not a cloud in sight. Lovely day.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2006
7:18 PM

Post #2049191

Beautiful sunny day here in Pa. 62 degrees, my DH took a ride on his tri-cycle. Says he had to keep the batteries charged.

Winter high wind warnings are posted for the northern parts of Pa. - Headed your way Andy. Looks like a cold weekend coming up.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2006
8:20 PM

Post #2049315

Temperatures are back to more typical for this time of year. I'm using the furnace again after two weeks of not needing it.

Updated: 12:51 PM PST on February 16, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
57 F / 14 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 35 F / 2 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h from the South
Pressure: 30.05 in / 1018 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2006
8:56 PM

Post #2049393

I just got my heating bill for January, it's 1/3 less than December was.
Andy P
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2006
1:12 AM

Post #2049932

Well, Andy that sounds like a small miracle to me. With my high wattage space heaters our power bill was $140. I'm looking for a better way.
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 17, 2006
2:29 AM

Post #2050072

Sidney - with only miminal heating required - may I suggest (believe it or not) - a wood stove?
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2006
3:41 AM

Post #2050388

firewood might be hard to come by in Jax? just a guess.
and tho it's romantic to have a wood fire, and nothing is as nice to get warm next to, it IS a messy affair to get the ashes out of the house.

Can you tell I've had a love/hate relationship with more than one kind of wood stove? LOL ~Blooms

That said, those electric heaters are the most expensive way to get warm. I just went and looked, my heat bill for Jan [natural gas] was$95... for Dec, $120.

This message was edited Feb 16, 2006 9:47 PM
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2006
4:17 AM

Post #2050459

Dyson, that's a good idea. I have years ago removed a window pane and run the exhaust flue out there. Hummm wood stove going on my 'watch for' list.
I am calling in the AM to see if this side of town is piped for natural gas too.
I'd use it for hot water, heat and cooking.
I've got to get a new stove. Been doing homework on buying one.
Sidney

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 17, 2006
4:18 AM

Post #2050462

-47 degree Celsius = -52.6 degree Fahrenheit currently here.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2006
4:20 AM

Post #2050466

Sidney, mine is also hot water and cooking as well as heat.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 17, 2006
4:27 AM

Post #2050480

And more of it is heading your way...

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2006
3:51 PM

Post #2051200

Burrrr again in Moose Jaw, I love that name.
Sunny here and 72.5 F / 22.5 C, 53 F / 12 C, 50%, SSE at 4.9 mph. An absolutely beautiful day!!!
Thanks for the reminder Blooms, my memory is so bad.
Sidney

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 17, 2006
3:55 PM

Post #2051204

I think the rest of them are in hibernating mode Sidney. :)

Jay Leno likes it a lot too. ;)
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 17, 2006
3:58 PM

Post #2051207

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft

75 F /
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 53%
Dew Point: 57 F
Wind: 5 mph / from the East

The clouds they speak of are the huge puffy marshmellow ones that make the sky look even bluer.

Wish I could share...
Pati

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 17, 2006
4:00 PM

Post #2051212

So do I Pati ... since I have almost no snow cover I'm not expecting much to show up this spring. :(
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2006
4:03 PM

Post #2051219

It was 63 this morning at 7:30 when I took my daughter to her school bus. Now it's 55 and very grey. I think I'd better run my errands early! I suspect the roads are going to be wet and icky pretty soon. (As I type this, I'm chasing a bee out of the window. It's a bit early for them even here, I think!)

Overcast 55F (13C)
Humidity: 83 %
Wind Speed: N 16 MPH
Barometer: 30.24" (1024.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 50F (10C)
Wind Chill: 51F (11C)

Hey, look! We may get a winter weather advisory! Am I still in Texas or did I wake up back in Ohio?? Sounds like a good weekend for chili. :-)

Quoting:829 AM CST FRI FEB 17 2006

...STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS MORNING USHERING IN MUCH COOLER AIR...

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS MOVING THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS THIS MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OFF THE COAST LATER THIS MORNING. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO FILTER IN BEHIND THE FRONT RESULTING IN A RETURN TO MORE WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS FOR THE AREA.

TODAY`S HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS MORNING. READINGS WILL FALL THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH LOWER 40S INLAND AND LOWER TO MID 50S ALONG THE COAST EXPECTED BY SUNSET. CLOUDY SKIES AND INCREASING RAIN CHANCES CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED.

FROM TONIGHT AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND...CLOUDY SKIES...COLD TEMPERATURES AND THE CHANCE OF RAIN WILL PERSIST. AT THIS TIME... PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO BE ONLY RAIN AS TEMPERATURES REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SOME FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF THE AREA... ROUGHLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM BRENHAM TO HUNTSVILLE TO TRINITY...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. COMPUTER MODELS CONTINUE TO POINT TOWARD THE POSSIBILITY OF EVEN COLDER TEMPERATURES FURTHER SOUTH THAN IS CURRENTLY FORECASTED. IF THIS TREND PERSISTS...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED FOR AREAS FURTHER TO THE SOUTH.

WEEKEND TRAVEL NORTH AND WEST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...TOWARD THE RED RIVER OR THE HILL COUNTRY AREAS...SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF POSSIBLE DUE TO THE CHANCE OF FREEZING OR FROZEN PRECIPITATION. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES... INCLUDING WATCHES OR WARNINGS...WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THESE AREAS.




This message was edited Feb 17, 2006 11:06 AM
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2006
5:44 PM

Post #2051452

58 at 9 PM last night...32 now
lots of thunder and rain last night and then a little bit of snow
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 17, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2051460

Frost on the porch roof this morning. 60% chance of rain tomorrow. Maybe I should help things along and do a rain dance. ;-)
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2006
6:50 PM

Post #2051588

It's cloudy on the east side of the valley but they're high clouds, no moisture. high haze dimming the sunshine.

It's 38* out with a breeze that makes it feel chillier
Hum 24%
DP 5*F
Just another late winter day.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2006
9:05 PM

Post #2051893

We had a humdinger of a windy day. Short Thunderstorm this AM with side-ways rain. Temps dropped from 48 to 38 in about 20 minutes. High steady winds with gusts to 60 mph. We have to get the tree limbs and sticks picked up right away as it is suposed to snow tomorrow and Ican't run the snow blower in the areas where there are sticks.

Pleasant and sunny now, winds back down to about 20-30 mph.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2006
9:22 PM

Post #2051939

Mighty noisy day here with all the wind.
High this morning was 52F, low is now at 38 and dropping fast. Northwest winds at 20 gusting to 50 roaring through the trees. A tenth of an inch of rain that started just as I was stepping out the door for Sarah's daily walk, we waited. She didn't like that, LOL.
All the snow, except for the larger piles, is now gone. 15 inches, gone in less than 5 days.
Andy P
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 17, 2006
11:26 PM

Post #2052293

We had a tiny bit of rain this afternoon. And look, we even have a wind chill. How funny!

Updated: 3:51 PM PST on February 17, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
50 F / 10 C
Light Rain
Windchill: 46 F / 8 C
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 42 F / 6 C
Wind: 12 mph / 18 km/h from the South

mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
3:34 AM

Post #2052699

Updated: 9:55 PM CST on February 17, 2006
Observed At: Dubuque, Iowa
Elevation: 1076 ft / 328 m

-8 F / -22 C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: -29 F / -34 C
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: -20 F / -29 C
Wind: 15 mph / 24 km/h from the NW
Pressure: 30.71 in / 1040 hPa
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers


Lilypon, I'd like to return your Artic cold front. Are you listed in the exchange?

*crawling back under my down comforter*

mg

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2006
3:41 AM

Post #2052710

LOL, you wish. Burrrrrrrrrrrr.
;)

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 18, 2006
4:09 AM

Post #2052775

LOLOLOLOLOL ;)

Here's something to make you feel better. One of the few that was actually working in town...remember it doesn't measure windchill.

MG we are starting to warm up now so won't be sending more your way. :)

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2006
4:14 AM

Post #2052789

Alright everyone go out side to the North side of the house and blow hot air towards Moose Jaw and Dubuque. You all know we have plenty of it.
;)
mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
4:16 AM

Post #2052792

*shudder*

Why did I look at that?

I'm gonna hibernate until I see one reading 80*!

mg

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 18, 2006
4:27 AM

Post #2052806

A little bit of sick info here...

To determine the effect of windchill the Canadian Department of National Defence once used human volunteers to determine how quickly skin would freeze.

I'd only volunteer out in BC. ;S

Our newspaper describe the cold as...

It's so cold, the wind chill is right below where the Celcius and Fahrenheit scales meet -- possibly because the scales are huddling to keep warm. ;)

Make room for me under that comforter mg.

BLOW HARD ... and send some moisture from the Gulf please!!!!!!! :D
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2006
9:30 AM

Post #2052949

Lilypon, reading your thermometer I feel warmer but not warm enough.
Yesterday we got half an inch of snow and when I woke up this morning another inch had landed. GRR

Its only 17 Days left to my DD Hanna's Birthday, and by then on a NORMAL winter all the snow has melted. The only snow that remains here by that time is the residue of the plowed piles. Can you tell that I am tired of the snow :0))

The only small joy I have is that my Morning Glory that I grew indoors this winter have a flower on it today, My first MG ever :0) It looks alot more mauvecolourd on this picture then it really is. Darn Digicamera wont put up brownish colours right. Its a little paler and more of light milkchocolate brown.
Janett

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mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
12:23 PM

Post #2053081

Current Conditions
Updated: 6:55 AM CST on February 18, 2006
Observed At: Dubuque, Iowa
Elevation: 1076 ft / 328 m

-17 F / -27 C
Clear
Windchill: -27 F / -33 C
Humidity: 64%
Dew Point: -26 F / -32 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h from the WSW
Pressure: 30.71 in / 1040 hPa

My patio door has a layer of ice going half way up it. On the inside!

mg
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2006
12:26 PM

Post #2053087

Oh my gosh, mg...that just boggles my mind!!!!!!
Pati
mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
12:37 PM

Post #2053106

Quick Pati, tell me how warm it is there. Maybe I can fantasize and fool myself.

I left the furnace set on 70* last night instead of turning it down. It was having a hard time keeping the actual inside temp above 62*. It's 52* in here right now. I turned the furnace up to 80* just to see if it would get any warmer.

Brrr Brrr Brrrrrrrrr

mg
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2006
12:55 PM

Post #2053141

mg, I'm almost embarrased to post...seems too much like bragging...but you KNOW I would share with you and lilypon too if I could! We are heading for 80 today.

Observed At: Ft Pierce, Florida
Elevation: 23 ft

57 F
Clear
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 55 F
Wind: Calm

mornin_gayle
Bloomingdale, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
1:24 PM

Post #2053205

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
mg is sitting on a beach. It is 80*, the gentle winds are jasmine scented. The sun's rays warm my skin. Oh! Here comes that *very* nice cabana boy with my Daiquiri. Siiiiip. Ah, how refreshing. The call of the tropical birds and the sound of the waves gently lulls me to sleep. The cabana boy tiptoes over and adjusts the beach umbrella.
~~~~~~~~~

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jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2006
2:56 PM

Post #2053421

mg. . .we're all coming to join you. . .don't care what kind of weather we're having. But then, judging from chat room experience, no more Shhhhhhhhhhhh. But we'd sure have a good time.


We had some rain yesterday, not as much as forecast, but more on the way.

Temperature: 39.9 F
Dew Point: 37.2 F
Humidity: 90%
Wind: ESE at 3mph
Pressure: 30.04in
Precipitation: 0in/hr


Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
4:40 PM

Post #2053595

10F low and up to 14F now
Altitude 880 ft.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 18, 2006
5:13 PM

Post #2053656

Kelli I never thought wind chill would be reported there (still have a hard time wrapping my head around Florida's lower temps too).

mg for a minute or two, with sunlight streaming through the windows here, I could picture the above. :)

While my location has warmed up considerably:

-15C
FEELS LIKE -25C
WIND W 26 km/h
GUSTS
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 50%
DEWPOINT -23C




it looks like many still are gonna be in the deep freeze...

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2006
5:22 PM

Post #2053685

Blizzard here now
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2006
5:23 PM

Post #2053690

Well, it's sunny,78.1 F / 25.6 C, dew pt. 55 F / 13 C, humidity 45%, wind SSW at 5.0 mph, low was 56.8 F / 13.8 C.
I got a darling e-mail and shared it over in Jokes and chats.
Maybe it will at least warm our hearts.
Sidney
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2006
5:25 PM

Post #2053693

We just had another cold front come through with a snow squall.
High temp this AM was 30F low right now at 22. Wind NW at 20 gusts to 33 mph, wind chill in single digits. Gonna be a cold one tonight.
I think we can forget about the 'mud season' for a few days, LOL.
Andy P
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 18, 2006
5:45 PM

Post #2053750

Lilypon, reporting a wind chill above freezing or maybe 40F seems pretty ridiculous to me, but whatever.

We got 0.3 inches of rain yesterday and overnight. It's not much, but won't hurt. They are calling for a 70% chance of rain tonight and for the snow level to drop to 2500 ft. If it snows, I'll try to get a picture. I think the hills to the north of here are of sufficient height. I've seen snow there before, but it's been years.

Updated: 9:51 AM PST on February 18, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
46 F / 8 C
Light Rain
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 42 F / 6 C
Wind: Calm

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2006
11:21 PM

Post #2054487

Currently 18 degrees, with 20-30 mph winds. We were supposed to get snow - but I think Dyson kept it for himself LOL - The system shifted a little south and we didn't get any YET.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 18, 2006
11:52 PM

Post #2054530

snow stopped here - did not even get enough to mess up the roads - it was just a "pretty" dusting.
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2006
1:43 PM

Post #2055483

Rained gently all night long and continuing. . .this ought to bring up a fresh crop of spring weeds when I just got the first crop under control. Thank goodness for pre-emergent!
We're on a warming trend, and none too soon. . .brrrrrrrrr the last couple of days.

Temperature: 40.8 F
Dew Point: 38.7 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: ESE at 1mph
Pressure: 30.05in
Precipitation: 0.04in/hr


magoobu
Phoenix, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2006
2:39 PM

Post #2055571

It is 17 degrees here BRRRRRRRRR
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2006
2:51 PM

Post #2055612

We just popped up to 17 F here too. Low was 7 wind NW at 10 Gusts to 25 mph, wind chill still in single digits. Clear blue sky. Expected high temp is 28 F.
Andy P
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2006
4:00 PM

Post #2055751

Well it's overcast here 60 miles north of Daytona Beach on their big race day.
Here at noon: 53.8 F / 12.1 C, 42 F / 6 C, 65%, ENE at 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h.
Got the laundry off the line and in before it got too damp. But was looking forward to hanging some sheets today. I'll wait, tomorrow is supposed to be better.
Sidney
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2006
4:11 PM

Post #2055784

It's 37* outside right now, with snowflakes popping out in the air, so far not really falling just kinda floating around.
DP 25*
Hum 54%

Basically a white out all over the sky look.
Wish I thought there was some real moisture in this.
Have a good day all you lucky folks with precipitation.
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2006
4:37 PM

Post #2055851

Omg, omg, omg...we got RAIN! I've heard of it, dreamed of it, first I seen of it this year.

Will try to send some up north your way BloomsWithaView.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2006
4:45 PM

Post #2055873

Rain in Pahrump... I come thru there on my way home from DV, I didn't figure it ever rained there anymore than it does here. The transient snow flakes have stopped here. ...too warm to snow and too dry to rain. I'm waiting and thanks for the thought Dana.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 19, 2006
5:42 PM

Post #2056013

We got 0.7 inches of rain over the past couple days. Whatever is left over should be headed to Nevada.

I went outside to do some things but didn't stay long. It is "freezing" with no sun. (You folks up north can feel free to laugh at me.)

Updated: 9:51 AM PST on February 19, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
48 F / 9 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 40 F / 4 C
Wind: Calm


I went through Pahrump once. We were going to a wildlife refuge in that area. It might have been in May of that year. It was as hot as the blazes. We also went to the Devils Hole pupfish place, which is in the middle of nowhere. I was hot and cranky and decided to put on lighter weight shoes for the trip back to LV. I ended up accidentally leaving my other shoes at the pupfish place. (Fortunately, they were old.) A couple years later we were at Salt Creek in Death Valley, which has another species of pupfish. Here, someone had lost or forgotten her sandals. What is it about pupfish places that causes people to lose their shoes? ;-)
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2006
6:04 PM

Post #2056062

No idea, I wouldn't wear sandals there...not a fan of snakebite :). Incidentally that area is also home to the Amargosa toad and a few other species found only around here.

Yes, it does rain here, trouble is it often does it all at once...major league flash floods not uncommon. When they announce a flash flood warning it is not a joke.

Currently it is 41F, with 71% humidity!!!!! Dew point is 32F. Calm and overcast.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2006
6:32 PM

Post #2056138

Dana, I know about those 'when it rains it pours' sort of rains. Last coupla years we'd be glad even for those kinda rains. /;-)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2006
11:11 PM

Post #2056730

We had floods in El Paso too. They had them so seldom they wouldn't build a decent storm drain system. If it was raining one didn't drive into an Underpass as it could fill with water before one got to the other side. One or two people would drown when we had a down pour.
Glad ya'll are getting all that rain and I hope Blooms gets some too.
Sidney
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2006
4:24 PM

Post #2058320

Well it's overcast and 64º, Dew point 51 , Humidity 69%, Wund NW at 4.9 mph
Gonna try to dry sheets on the line.
Sidney

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2006
4:45 PM

Post #2058391

Nature tried. We got a half inch of snow overnight coating every branch in sight. It's gone now except in the shade. and no, the ground is not wet, where the ground is now bare there is not a bit of moisture on it. It all has simply evaporated into the air.

Now: 39*
Hum 78% - (all that evaporating snow)
DP 33*
Wind 5mph

Hey Casey did you see any of the snow at your place in Vegas?
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2006
6:29 PM

Post #2058606

Currently 45 with a projected high of 48
Humidity 41% and dropping
Dew point 22

Will likely get warmer than projected, bright and sunny today with no wind.

While I'm thinking about it I have to ask: has anyone else noticed an odd pattern of night time temperature jumps? Did it again last night, a sudden 4 jump around midnight. I've been seeing this all this winter, about 5 nights out of 7, usually between 9PM and midnight. Varies from a tiny one or two degrees to as much as 12 (jumped all the way up to 58 one night in mid-January). Not at all a normal pattern for high desert nights.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
7:31 PM

Post #2058723

A beautiful but cool day.
Low 12 F high 34 F, dew point 3. Light SW winds, perfectly clear sky.
Finally a day warm enough to take Sidekick Sarah for a long overdue walk.
Andy P
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2006
7:50 PM

Post #2058765

Dana, I'll try to keep check on that upward jump.
Moab sits in a valley , hence the mountains at the east end of the valley influence the temps majorally just before dawn when the cold air on top plunges into the valley. pushed by the warming air on the east side of the mtns.

then in the afternoon, as soon as the west side cliffs are shaded we get the cooling effect of that air moving towards us.

I don't remember any mtns right near Pahrump AND a RISE in temp wouldn't be in order anyway. mmmm

It's still only 39* out which means the SLC tv guys are nearer to right with their predicted high of 41* and so where did the WC get their 48* estimate???
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2006
8:04 PM

Post #2058796

The porch roof was white with frost this morning. I didn't see any frost on the grass.

Feels much warmer out now than the numbers indicate. A neighbor and I stood on her driveway and talked for about 2 hours and it was a pleasant as could be.

Updated: 12:51 PM PST on February 20, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
56 F / 13 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 34%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.14 in / 1021 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16

Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2006
5:00 PM

Post #2060697

It has snowed on and off the last few days here. Temp 30-32 F.
Janett
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2006
7:24 PM

Post #2060978

48F (52 projected)
Humidity 13%
Dew point -2F
Projected low 30F

Calm and sunny

Janett_D, saw your pics in another thread. Just beautiful, looks like something out of a fairy tale but I'm certain I'd die in all that cold :).
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2006
7:41 PM

Post #2060997

Have you heard the word hibernation before?rotflol that is almost what I do wintertime :0))
Janett
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2006
8:47 PM

Post #2061110

74.3 F / 23.5 C,Dew point, 54 F / 12 C, Humidity 50% WNW at 3.1 mph partly cloudy. Gonna go out and put some Mighty Plant on my flowers.
Sidney
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2006
9:35 PM

Post #2061172

Sheezzz, Miss a couple of days of DG and it takes a long read to catch up w/you'se guys & gals, - I had to make a couple of trips up to the lake house and get the DW's water unfroze and running again. -

54 (F), 46%, clear and sunny.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2006
11:09 PM

Post #2061424

Fog/Mist 60F (16C)
Humidity: 93 %
Wind Speed: E 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.93" (1014.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 58F (14C)
Visibility: 4.00 mi.

There is a 30-50% chance of rain all week. The big rodeo starts next week and this weekend the traildrivers come into town. One group of them are going to gather in the parking lot of a closed grocery store about 2 blocks away from me. I'm hoping it won't be raining so I can take the bunnies over to see them. This is the first time I've hoped it would NOT rain for quite a while! LOL
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2006
11:16 PM

Post #2061443

Warmer here...in the 40s today after 20s last night.

32 now


Today [ Feb. 22] was almost an exact repeat.

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2006
1:23 AM

Post #2064487

Where'd everybody go?
Hi of 48* today..
Wide blue sunny skies.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2006
2:02 AM

Post #2064602

Blooms, I think it's the "Zonal Flow" of the Jet streams. Everything is settled, no big storms...
Today was the same as yesterday which was the same as the day before.
Low 21F, hi 41F, Pew point 20 light west wind, partly cloudy.
Typical February day for Southern New England.
Actually warm enough for me to wash the car and walk the dog.
I've started to hear song birds in the morning. First sign of Spring to me.
Andy P
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2006
2:39 AM

Post #2064709

Been warm and getting warmer, no frosts on the horizon so I was outside working :).
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2006
2:45 AM

Post #2064728

Where'd everybody go?
Hi of 48* today..
Wide blue sunny skies.
Enjoy what you get. /;-)~
Haha, I had trouble posting this
so you had time to answer before I posted

This message was edited Feb 22, 2006 8:47 PM
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2006
6:50 AM

Post #2065075

Was just checking my weathersite and this has been a record long winter. The south part of Sweden hasent been snowcovered without interruption for this long since 1982. I sure hope the spring comes soon or atleast that the snow melts away.

Cloudy and 30F...as if this was weather news(forcast) :0)) Its more like a neverending boring rerun.
Janett
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2006
1:55 PM

Post #2065479

I came to Charlotte, NC yesterday. Raked some wet leaves and took DS out to dinner. Getting DM's house ready for new realtor.
Be in Greensboro tonight.
Here it's 50.4 F / 10.2 C, 49 F / 9 C, 94%, NNE at 1 mph. It's overcast but sunny by lunch.
Sidney
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 23, 2006
8:21 PM

Post #2066271

Currently 65F, Humidity 13%, Dew Point 13F, expected low of 35F...can't complain. Best of all: forecast calling for RAIN tuesday and wednesday!!!!

Hear that BloomsWithaView? Wet stuff going to fall out of the sky, huge front moving in so with a little luck...off to do a little raindance :).
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2006
8:40 PM

Post #2068569

High wind advisory today.
Low this AM 28 F Hi 33 F Now 31F. Dew point 8, partly cloudy.
We had a cold front come through around noon with flurries. The wind really picked up with gusts to 48 mph from the north.
Looks like we might get the coldest of the season this weekend.
Poor Sarah, no walks for a few days.
Andy P
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 24, 2006
9:09 PM

Post #2068656

I tried to post earlier but my connection to the world went haywire.
Dana, thanks for the heads up. It would sure be nice for the both of us to get some moisture. We won't have a wildflower to be found at this rate

60* out and clear and sunny and the snow is dang near gone from our mountains... shouldn't be seeing rock at this time of year up there. NOT good.

February is up to its usual nasty tricks no doubt about it.
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2006
9:27 PM

Post #2068714

I hear ya. Mt. Charleston "normally" is snow covered down to about 4,000-5000 feet until April, this year it has a sprinkling of fairy dust at the very peak.

Wildlife is hurting for forage, chased a coyote off my back porch this morning. My yard is one of the better critter delicatessens in town but he's going to have to hunt a bit further back from the house.

All the same I have a feeling some of my low-land neighbours might want to invest in canoes. A really nasty monsoon season following a really dry winter would not be without precedent.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2069114

Still in North Cackelacky,
Sunny and mid sixties today. While getting up wet leaves and pruning back dead Hydrangea canes I touched the 30 year old natural gas grilll and it keeled over.
Support pipe rusted out. Luckiky gas is turned off and supply line is flexable.
Sidney
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2006
1:26 AM

Post #2069274

Blue skys - sunshine - 30 MPH winds send the windchill down to 15 this am.
Temps got up to 40 - but high winds. Supposed to be even colder this weekend.

My daughter in Fla. says the Coleus cuttings I sent her last fall are growing brilliantly and she took them inside during the cold spell last week.

I will plant coleus seed 3/1/06 no matter what the weather is like outside.
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2006
10:10 AM

Post #2069936

The sun is shining and its 34 F

I am SO MAD, a good friend of mine went to the news papers after his fiance screamed petrol about my water the first time she drank it, and she didn't know anything about the gas station.
The reporter where here yesterday and he had done some research and told me that Shell has known about the leaking tanks since the 70ths. The underground cisterns have been rusting ever since then and they have patched them up with plastic from the inside. Despite what they knew they still didn't check our water ones.
Shell owns the pumps and the cisterns and the gasstation sell on provision. The last tree years the stationowners have been at Shells back on missing fuel and diesel and Shell blamed it on the stationowners for "counting wrong" "taking to little pay from the customers" a.s.o. they bought the station/motell four years ago and went bankrupt this winter.
The excrutiating pain I had that made me go to the hospital didnt come from my intestine it was a watercyst (female problem) that burst (watertumor not dangerous but painfull) and they opened my stomach and they discovered that my Colon intestine was inflammated and had start to leak out to my bouwl. I have a VERY high treashold to pain and if I hadent got that watercyst I may never have gotten as far as the hospital. The effects of this had been the same as if a fully inflamed appendic had burst and everyone knows how few survives that, even in these days.
I cant prove that it is the water that caused this to my Colon but I absolutly know that it didnt help one bit. Would any of you put even one drop of petrol in a gallon of water and drink it 24-7 for tree years even if the "guidelines" say it is a non poisinous/deadly limit. It sure isnt healthy
I dont know how they are gonna fix this or even if it is possible, my well is deepdrilled and its below the sealevel. my water comes from 300 feet below the sealevel and its 500 feet deep in total. That is pretty scary to think about how bad is the ground poisoned higher up
Sorry for this ranting and to put this on you, but I didnt know where to turn to get some of this off my chest before I explode.I have to solv the water issue somehow cause I still have no other choise but to use this darn water. I cant turn to the neighbour...he has diesel in his well. Have no car or drivers license so drive in to town doesnt work and Shell...well they are hiding behind the non dangerous/killing limit zone.
Janett
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2006
5:35 PM

Post #2070712

Janett, that has happened here in my town also. Some folks just had to give up living in their homes. AND once the stuff is loose in the ground ya can't get it back out. AND getting the gas company involved to correct the situration? [in this case it was Chevron]... they simply dug up the empty tank and sold the property to a Mickey Dee's - tough luck on anyone hoping for compensation.

As much as you like where you are living you may have to move. It's not like they can fix it... which they really hate to admit to, because if you can't fix it why cause it? I am amazed that it got to a water source as deep as you are drawing on. The best of luck to you tho. ~Blooms
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2006
5:37 PM

Post #2070717

Oh, I forgot which thread I was on.
Today going to 65* it's 53* out now. was 28* for a morning low.
Total sunshine and no noticeable breeze. A perfect day for a hike on the slickrock... maybe some pictures. ~Blooms
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2006
6:05 PM

Post #2070778

I'm sorry to hear about all that, Janett. There is a little town in central California called Avila Beach and the soil there was contaminated from Chevron storage tanks. They had to tear down a couple blocks of buildings and remove soil. Most everything is built back up again. I don't know where they get their water. I would assume that well water right on the coast might be somewhat salty, but I have no idea.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2006
6:33 PM

Post #2070841

Low 17 f, Hi 29 now 24, wind SW at 15 gusts to 25. It just started to snow, expecting a few inches. Then very cold for a few days.
Andy P
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2006
11:02 PM

Post #2071454

Janett, don'y know if you get US movies, but Erin Bocklavich is a really good one about ground contamination. I have lived many places with putrid water. One was on the Albermarle Sound in North Carolina where the water had sulphur. Mother always said "Well there never missed my daily vitamins because I always feel like I get them in my coffee."
I hope you can find a great new place to live with some great water.
Sidney
Opps I almost forgot too, I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina working on DM's house to sell. 48.8 F / 9.3 C, 47 F / 8 C, 93%-drizzle, Calm.
I blew and moved leaves for 3 hours today putting them all in a low spot in the back for compost. she had some 6 inch worms.
Sidney...again

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2006
11:48 PM

Post #2071535

Sidney, didn't know you lived on the Albemarle Sound. I lived in Elizabeth City for a bit.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2006
12:09 AM

Post #2071575

darius, that seems like a someone we used to know here that must be either so happy or so busy she hardly comes around anymore. LOL
Yes dear lady I was there in 82-83, then Hickory Point - Pamlico Sound, 85-86.
I had tree clostriphobia when I left the High Plains of Texas, so always liked living on water cause I could look half a mile across the water. Weird I know.
Sidney
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2006
12:47 AM

Post #2071653

Oh yea have seen that one with Erin. boy she knew how to put them in there place. I even saw her and her boss, I think it was on Oprah and they asked her boss if she was that "nasty" with here speach and her boss laught and told that she was even worse live and they had to tone her down in the movie.

How it could go so deep! well that isnt as difficult as it sounds. most parts of this propety is shere rock and the petrol has just followed the natural cracks in the rock down to my well. On many places on this property you can see the rock and on some places it is sand and soil covered.
The independed company that makes the tests and controll the dig so they get as much as possible out of the ground have made "exray" of how the cracks go, "surprice"?... not at all. Every crack they found goes from the gasstation strait to where my well is. I just watched the footprints in the snow when I knew what they where doing..
Janett

sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2006
1:47 PM

Post #2072473

Morning all,
Hope you are sunny too!

Janett, I hope you are facing the overwhelming truth that you are going to have to move. Maybe you can get some government help with this relocation. Sadly there is no other way to deal with water contamination of that level. Thank God you don't own the property that will now be almost impossible to sell. Sorry to have to say that.
Wish you could come to the USA, possibly as a translator... my banker is Slovokian...we hire diversity here often over US citizens. Go to Monster.com and submit your Resume'.

Now here is where I am today;
Observed At: Charlotte, North Carolina
Elevation: 748 ft / 228 m
37 F / 3 C
Clear
Windchill: 28 F / -2 C
Humidity: 33%
Dew Point: 10 F / -12 C
Wind: 17 mph / 28 km/h from the North
Wind Gust: 26 mph / 43 km/h
Putting DMs house back on the market in the morning then headed back to Jax.
Sidney

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2006
10:02 PM

Post #2073494

It's a cold one here, boys N girls.
We had an inch or two of fluffy white stuff last night. It has mostly evaporated now.
High temp 23 F, low 12, now 14. Dew point -4, wind N at 15 gusting to 30 mph. Wind chill around zero.
If it wasn't for the cold it would be a beautiful day with bright sunny skies.
Andy P
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2006
11:55 PM

Post #2073729

Andy,
My forecast starting tomorrow calls for definitely warmer weather this week. Yes, today was was hardly out of freezing temps. So my weather tends to head your way in a day or two.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2006
12:07 AM

Post #2073769

Well I shouldn't complain about chilly day in NC after reading Andy's report. I bet when you asked Sarah iif she wanted to go out she gave you one of those "Are you crazy?" looks. Or does she like the sunshine and cold? I know she has a pretty coat just for ddays like today. That 30mph gust is whats so painful.
Sidney
cuckoo4rblackbe
Savannah, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2006
12:46 AM

Post #2073862

Hi everyone from Northwestern Missouri : Our picnic like weather(over exaggerated) continues and winter as we know it never has come.

It's very dry and we could use some moisture here in the heartland. None in the forecast.

cuckoo
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2006
1:42 AM

Post #2073991

Sarah and I went out for a few minutes in late morning to brush off the car and driveway. The sun was strong and melted what was left. She didn't bug me much for her walk, though.
We did of course do the cookie toss in the afternoon.
She is out now 'talking' to the dogs next door. LOL
Should be in the low single digits tonight with Wind chills well below zero.
Stay warm
Andy P
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2006
1:36 PM

Post #2074821

We got quite a bit of rain this weekend, which was very nice. The weeds in the garden are looking nice and perky, which isn't quite so nice. Hopefully I can get out there today and do some pulling. It is going to be back up to 73 this afternoon and is going to get warmer all week. Yayy! :-)

Current conditions:
Shallow Fog 50F (10C)
Humidity: 86 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.30" (1026.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 46F (8C)
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2006
1:43 PM

Post #2074834

sugarweed. I have started to think about that I may have to move. Dont look forward to it at all and I dont want to. I can never find a place like this here in Sweden to this price and I absolutly wont live in an apartment again. There is a small chance that the landlord will put in "citywater" since the gasstation are on it and I think Shell would have to pay for it to be installed.
I dont have a resume due to bad back. I havent been working for ages :0) and I dont think they would give me a greencard only to trancelate.
I curse those gascompanies that pollute the earth, they have somewhat shattered my dream. I wanted to live more "of the land" with my own veggies and chickens a.s.o and now I dont know if I dare to stay. My DD and I where to get our own chickens to spring and now I have to waite and see what happens.

Today have been a beautiful springday with temp well above freeze and I cant even be out for a few minutes, still have tree more days of Antibiotics and I can get burndamage of those.
Janett
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2006
1:45 PM

Post #2074840

Hoping to paint 2 sides of mother's barn today.
Here's todays weather where I am;
Observed At: Charlotte, North Carolina
Elevation: 748 ft / 228 m
36 F / 2 C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: 32 F / 0 C
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 10 F / -12 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h Variable
Sidney
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2006
1:48 PM

Post #2074846

Ooo, yeah, Janett, be careful of the sun while you are on antibiotics. Owie! I will be praying that your landlord will pursue getting Shell to hook you up to the city water so you can stay. I'm so sorry all of this has happened. :-( ((((((((Janett))))))))

~ Marylyn
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2006
1:48 PM

Post #2074847

Janett,
Yeah for city water and not moving!!!
Weather has to warm-up for me to paint today and tonight's low is supposed to be 45º
Sidney
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2006
1:52 PM

Post #2074857

You are sweetharts every time I read your post I get a smile on my face. lets keep our fingers crossed for the citywater, Oh and I have been in our newspapers, no not with picture but it landed with 3 big articels in our lokal paper. Maybe that will get them off their butts :0))
Janett
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2006
2:33 PM

Post #2074932

Janett, Like I said, become a thorn in the butt of the Shell company and they will give in. Glad you are getting the word out.
I don't think the contaminated well water will be a problem for growing a garden or chickens if you can get on city water.
Keep up the fight and you will win ! ! !

Here this morning the temp has zoomed all the way up to 13 F, low was 6. Still windy, gusts to 30+ and wind chills below zero. Clear blue sky.
Andy P
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 27, 2006
4:40 PM

Post #2075215

Janett, while you're fighting to get city water, can you put a filter on your faucet so that at least your drinking water is decent?


It rained a teeny tiny bit this morning. They are calling for heavy rain this afternoon/evening.

Updated: 8:51 AM PST on February 27, 2006
Observed At: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
59 F / 15 C
Overcast
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h from the North
Pressure: 30.06 in / 1018 hPa
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16

DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 27, 2006
9:19 PM

Post #2075726

Currently 67F
Expected low 55F !! (heavy cloud cover keeping us warm)
Humidity 24% and rising
Dew point 30F
Pressure 24.84"" and dropping

So I'm guessing Kelli is gettin' her feet wet by now :).

Very overcast and breezy. Getting fairly dark and the sky has that odd yellowish, sort of like an oil painting look to it, quite beautiful.

70% chance of rain by tomorrow and we've been given a "head's up" warning to expect possible flash flooding. Some people are sand bagging already in more sensitive areas. Hoping hubby gets home before it starts as he's over the mountain in Las Vegas. I'm going to be really pizzed if it's all for naught and misses us completely LOL.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2006
12:17 AM

Post #2076092

High temp was 32 about 4 PM. Bright and sunny and COLD. It was 18 on the front porch this AM. Currently about 28 and snow flurries. Supposed to warm up later this week. At least that wind died down.
Claire
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2006
4:21 PM

Post #2077233

We got 2.7 inches of rain yesterday and overnight. It looks like it is done now. Hopefully there was a enough left in this system to make it to Nevada and Utah.
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2006
5:50 PM

Post #2077384

55F
Humidity 51%
Dew point 37F
Overcast

Rained from about 3PM until this morning, nice and steady and happily we didn't get the high winds. Hoping to get wet again by Friday with another one moving in.

se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2006
8:46 PM

Post #2077678

29 now here in Pa. Was 18 this AM and about 2 inches of snow. Sunny and bright - The sun has melted the snow.

It was good to see that the western states got rain. My son in N.M. has been wishing for some for a long time - to keep down the possibility of fires.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2006
8:52 PM

Post #2077689

69.4 (f), 28% - Glorious day (to be out and not working a J-O-B)
DanaDW
Pahrump, NV
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2006
9:11 PM

Post #2077730

se_eds: rain this late in the season, as temperatures are rising, actually INCREASES fire danger. Lot of fresh new growth that will become fuel for fires later in the summer. Was definitely the case last year after record late winter/early spring rains. I still love rain though, can't help it :).
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2006
10:46 PM

Post #2077943

51 high...28 low...nice sunny day.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2006
11:09 PM

Post #2077987

Indy, I'm still waiting for that 'warm up' you said was on it's way...

Today High 26F, lo 10, now 23. Dew point 0, west wind at 12 Gusts to 32 MPH, wind chill 10. Bright blue sky. Darn cold.
I'm working at an antique house where they are replacing windows, chilly...
Saw my first Robin today, actually a cluster of 4 or 5. Can't be sure, I was shivering and my vision was blurred, LOL.
Andy P
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2006
12:08 AM

Post #2078092

Dana, so far all we got is the winds, nasty gusty winds. Only abut 18-20 mph, but a pain in the butt for the day's projects.
we got maybe 14, 15 drops of rain so far all day long.

Temps are fine. Was nicer yesterday, high 60s and I got to go on a hike down a gulch with my DD, it clouded up on us but no wind and we had a wonderful walk.
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2006
11:42 AM

Post #2078929

Talked to the landlord yesterday and they are going to put in filters on my water. Today the water test company came and took more water samples and they told me that they ordered filters and next week they are going to put in two huge filter that wont let ANY residue trough. Citywater is still also a big possibility further into the summer.

The landlord said that as long as they are doing everything right that he wont fight with them, but if they don't proceed to do everything to his full satisfaction they better run and hide. He has great Knowledge about companies and laws. he is an all round consultant for many companies both regarding economics and environmental laws so Shell better step carefully around him.
This company that make the test have no connection with Shell, Shell just have to pay the bill by our laws, they aren't even aloud to have their own people to dig away the contaminated soil that is done by another local independent company. so it is in their economic interest to have this work going for as long as they can. so keep fingers crossed.

Today is cloudy and its snowing :( and temps around 32 F
Janett
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2006
1:19 PM

Post #2079090

I'm SO glad you have a landlord who is helping you with this and who knows how! That is such a blessing. :-)

It is going to be 80 here today. There is a good chance of rain over the weekend, of course.
Current conditions: Shallow Fog
61F (16C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: S 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.01" (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 58F (14C)
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2006
2:06 PM

Post #2079166

Okee Dokee, Mother Nature, it's March now... time to settle down to spring - You hear me?? It IS dead still out there this morning. As tho the wind never blew at all. And the tarpaper on the roof is replaced and stapled in place despite the mean winds of yesterday.

Janett, I am surprised to learn there is a filter that will remove gasoline residue from the water... doesn't help with the background vapors that are around coming from the ground... but wonderful that you don't have to move immediately to be safe. Sounds like Swedens's laws are more on the citizen's side than the oil company's - that's good.

We were 37 this morning... two days in a row above freezing for a low.
Supposed high is 60* and that will be just fine, and no wind. poss 6mph breeze later on. Will take this as an overture from MN - spring is on the way.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2006
2:55 PM

Post #2079277

Morning all here's our new forum for March. Please come join us over at http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/579618/
Sidney
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2006
2:55 PM

Post #2079278

Morning all here's our new forum for March. Please come join us over at http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/579618/
Sidney
Janett_D
Gamleby
Sweden
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2006
3:31 PM

Post #2079354

Blooms, they are going to put in two filters that will be placed after one and other, at least one will be full with active charcoal and they said there would be another one after that. I dont know how often they have to put in new charcoal but I know that I dont have to do it. I dont even know the pricetag on these babies but I can imagine it wont come cheep. the tests on the water will be done both after and before the filters once a week in the beginning and then it will be done for several years to come, even if I am hoocked up on citywater they will continue the ground water tests.
This was the info from the companie that makes the tests. I asked if there was any chance that something would come trough these filter and they promissed me it wont.

Yes sometimes our laws are better and sometimes yours are when companys mess up. I only wish that both our laws could be combined then our beautiful world would be a better and much cleaner place to live in.

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