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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 24, 2007
11:56 PM

Post #3221504

What's happening in your area ? This thing is affecting a large part of the country.
We started off the day with rain, turned to sleet & ice, not bad, though. Late this afternoon it started snowing. We have a couple inches on top of the junk during the day. Wind has been fairly strong out of the east all day.

Anyone have the bad stuff like tornadoes or ice ?

Bernie
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2007
12:04 AM

Post #3221537

Heard of some tornadoes further south, Bernie. We are high and dry today, but scheduled to get the snow, sleet, ice tomorrow morning here in Central Pa. Stay safe,
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2007
12:57 AM

Post #3221732

We had tornadoes 12 southeast of me over an hour ago. 2 radar indicated ones. Damage to houses and other buildings. So far as I know no major damage where I work and I have several friends there and so far I haven't heard anything so I am assuming they are ok, miminal to no damage and no injuries. Got heavy rains and a double rainbow here. Some thunder and lightning. Will change over to snow later on though. Will be gone by noon if the weathermen are correct.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 25, 2007
3:08 AM

Post #3222169

Snow is coming down real good now. Weather forecast just said it will snow until Sunday evening. About 6" on the ground already.
Bernie
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2007
12:51 PM

Post #3222848

Snow is starting to taper off for a bit until we get another batch this afternoon. Had blizzard conditions last night with howling winds. We have about 8 inches of snow so far with another 6 - 8 inches coming a bit later today. Temps not too bad, we are around 28 right now. Everybody stay safe!

Machikoneko

Machikoneko
Hometown, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2007
12:59 PM

Post #3222868

Here in Northern Illinois, we're currently getting a lot of sleet. It's really icy on the side streets, although the main roads aren't too bad. We also got some snow overnight. It's in the 20's.
I like Winter, but I'm really ready for Spring!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2007
1:02 PM

Post #3222879

Very cloudy, "Intellicast radar" shows snow and freezing rain to the north and east of here. [HYPERLINK@www.intellicast.com]

High is only supposed to get to 39 today but it will hold w/ an expected low of 37 tonight and be in the lower 50's tomorrow (just in time for returning to work).

Raining here now - also ready for spring - It will happen again this year won't it?

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 25, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #3223034

We've been lucky. No rain or sleet just lots of snow and gusts to 30 mph. Maybe 12 inches of snow. Could be more. Hard to tell.

This is DH's second day of plowing.

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staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2007
2:27 PM

Post #3223089

My winter wonderland this morning.

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ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 25, 2007
2:34 PM

Post #3223104

Staceysmom that look so tranquil!
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2007
2:35 PM

Post #3223108

Not to bad here yet lots of wind and light snow It's to cold to rain will have to see what happens the rest of the day thay say lots of snow the wind chimes are realy ringing.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #3224414

Wow, some folks in Iowa may be without power for over 3 days... I would think so - it says: "We've got close to 2,500 poles down over 500 miles of line down."

and: More than 83,000 customers were without power Sunday morning in Illinois, utilities said. Crews for Mid American Energy reported ice 2 inches thick coating power lines in Illinois' Mercer County,

Wow this thing is leaving a real mess behind. Sidney looks like you went straight north in time for winter.

oh, yeah the link to the news item: didn't work I took it out.

This message was edited Feb 25, 2007 6:08 PM
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #3224432

Ice and snow in the plains and up north, tornadoes, high wind, and floods in central midwest and southern states. One heck of a storm. And I don't remember ever having a tornado in February here.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #3224942

That first link didn't work try this one: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2902987
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2007
12:04 AM

Post #3224991

ves522 it was very tranquil until everyone woke up and started digging them selves out... then all you could hear were snow blowers all over the neighborhood! We were lucky, blizzard conditions with the snow and wind but no ice or floods or tornadoes. The snow has now started up again with another 4" exepected tonight on top of the 10" already in the yard.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #3225117

You are starting to sound like NY. lol

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2007
2:42 AM

Post #3232947

We started with a bit of sleet, followed by freezing rain the rest of the day, with wind. We only lost power from 9:00 pm to 1:30 am. Very lucky! I had the satellite on when the power went off and it got toasted. I saw but didn't hear pink lightning, three times. Sunday we picked up almost all the small branches and scooped slush off the driveway. The 1/2'' of ice had melted off everything overnight.

Blooms, you're right, even today, a few more days without power for some. I feel for them!

Ice off the tree.

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ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2007
11:34 AM

Post #3233581

They have a winter storm warning out from 6 tonight till 6 on friday night. We will see if the old saying is true this year. In like a lion and out like a lamb.Or in like a lamb and out like a lion. I prefer the first way.

Who all is this suppose to cover?

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3233683

Me.

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2007
12:33 PM

Post #3233721

Country Gardens you made me smile. I'm picturing you standing outside covered in snow! LOL Takes very little to amuse me at times.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2007
12:37 PM

Post #3233729

I am standing there waiting. Got to make sure the weather liars know what they are talking about.
On the weather channel, our weekend storm didn't get much coverage on the weather channel, but when it got out "East" boy was it a great big affair. They were going to get an inch or two in NY city & Washington DC. What a load of cr--!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

February 28, 2007
2:34 PM

Post #3234096

Happens up here too Bernie...we hit the -40's, have a blizzard of the century, 5 freeze to death because of it and they will talk about it for 3 minutes. When it hits the East they will talk about it for days.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2007
8:20 PM

Post #3235161

Country, I feel the same way. I need the weather channel and I hate it! Weather liars!

Our bit of sleet and rain has already moved out of here. There is no more south of us now. Windy and overcast.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3235491

Getting nasty here. Blowing snow & poor visibility.
We are ready, plenty of food & drink on hand.
Enough fuel to stay warm.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2007
10:39 PM

Post #3235630

Storms are supposed to hit tonight. Strong storms with isolated tornadoes and starting in the morning turning into snow. We are as prepared as we can be.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2007
3:31 AM

Post #3236457

pepper, hang on tight. It looks scarey in your neighborhod on the weather liars channel.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2007
11:09 AM

Post #3236742

Supercells all aorund me but nothing major hit here. Right now the wind is HOWLING.
Mahnot
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2007
11:13 AM

Post #3236748

I just got done saying a prayer for all of you in harms way.
Hope you have nothing to report and you're all safe.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
11:47 AM

Post #3236782

Not much going on here. Little misty rain last evening. It melted some of the snow we had in the afternoon. Temp is 32. Light wind.
Bernie

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
12:51 PM

Post #3236898

We had a couple of inches of snow when I went to bed at 1 this morning. It was blowing good all night.

Right now it is either a fine snow or sleet. I haven't stuck my head out the door yet to check for sure.

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
12:52 PM

Post #3236903

We had a couple of inches of snow when I went to bed at 1 this morning. It was blowing good all night.

Right now it is either a fine snow or sleet. I haven't stuck my head out the door yet to check for sure.

Having

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
12:53 PM

Post #3236906

We had a couple of inches of snow when I went to bed at 1 this morning. It was blowing good all night.

Right now it is either a fine snow or sleet. I haven't stuck my head out the door yet to check for sure.

Having problems with the internet again. Will try sending this again. So if you get a duplicate"sorry"

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3237825

Should change this to Big March Storm!
I-90 just closed from South Dakota to Wisconsin. Hwy #60 by us is also closing at 1 PM. These highways have gates & flashing signs. If you go around them you can be fined $700.
I don't know why anybody would want to go anyhow.
Bernie

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #3237855

Bernie, at the moment - I am counting my many blessings - among them - that I am not farther north - stay dry & warm.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 1, 2007
10:04 PM

Post #3238590

That's quite a storm system down there. Hope you all stay safe.
Here, the winds are howling, but it's a sunny 11*F, no snow mixing with the wind. W/chill of Minus 11*F
CountryGardens, the photo says it all.
Kiska
Alaska

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 1, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #3238606

I've been outside twice today to do some shoveling and play with the dog. Took this picture at about 4:30 this afternoon. Excuse the flash. It's automatic and I didn't want to stick my head out the door yet.

This is the front yard and driveway.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 1, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #3238780

ves522 - looks as if it's starting to pile up. Can you put off shoveling till it's over?
Kiska
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #3238952

Do we have members who are in that sweep across the south the tornados are raising so much h***?

Minnesota michigan Wisconsin all catching the snow and ice
The Weather Channel has me hooked all day.

Those poor people in Alabama and more storms approaching the same area as I type.

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2007
11:40 AM

Post #3240303

Kiska I can put off the shoveling but it's fun to throw at the dog. He loves it. Yesterday I tried to get the weather channel and it was untitled and wouldn't come in. Never tried again after that. Those poor people with the tornados! I'll take the snow any day.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 2, 2007
3:33 PM

Post #3241033

ves522 - going through a tornado would be just awful. So sorry for all those who lost family.
Still snowing there?
Kiska

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2007
3:47 PM

Post #3241095

Just a light snow right now but we have probably gotten 3 inches this morning.

As Bernie calls them the weather liars say we will have a total of 10-13 inches. I think there is more than that. But it is hard to say with the wind we were getting. The wind is not near as bad as yesterday.

We can get tornados here but so far the closest was my hometown in 2001. Our parents still live there. So that was pretty scary. My sister in Phoenix heard about it before we did and we live about 40 miles from there.

What is your weather like?

darius

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

March 2, 2007
3:52 PM

Post #3241120

Ves, that's funny about your sis hearing before you did. Many years ago my sister was stationed in Hawaii and she called me about a downed military jet near me in Georgia. She heard it before I did!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 2, 2007
4:01 PM

Post #3241149

Ves: It seems the forecast is seldom correct in snowfall amt.
Our weather has been a "normal" winter. Freezing w/ snow on the ground since October. Varing degrees of freezing, from 32*F down to Minus 30's. Average day/night temps probably 15*. There were 2 brief periods of above 32*F. Once in Dec, and once in Jan.
The North wind has been roaring for the past few days, with gusts to 50-60MPH., That brings the windchill down quite a bit. Today it's 6*F w/high of 11 predicted.
darius - that's pretty funny about being called from Hawaii about the downed
jet.
Kiska

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2007
4:03 PM

Post #3241159

darius they were keeping it off the local news so people wouldn't go up there. We knew DH"S parents were okay but we didn't know how my mom was. So we went and went into town a back way. thank goodness for growing up in a small town!

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2007
4:55 PM

Post #3241288

Kiksa,
I think we can keep up to you with snow. Piled pretty high!
I don't know how they measure it. We have big piles in the yard, I'm sure some blew in. Out in the fields you can still see bare spots.
I think they are getting the roads open. An empty lot across from my MIL apartment is full of semi trucks. The city pushed the snow off of it last night when the state closed the main roads. MIL said there were 8 rigs in there.
My son got our yard pushed out this morning. He push some out f the way earlier yesterday so had a jump on the job.
Bernie
kiska

(Zone 3b)

March 2, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #3241404

Bernie - sounds like quite a mess.
We've had over 9' snow since October, but, in Palmer, the wind blows a lot, so there's not much depth., we have a couple of feet here, no bare ground at all yet. The first snow of October, is of course,the first layer, from then on, it's compacted, frozen as the additional snow fell throughout winter. So, like there, it's hard to say how much any one place has.
This was taken the end of Jan - it's looked the same since October and up to now. (My husband GS have pulled snow off the roof to a certain extent)>
Kiska

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2007
7:01 PM

Post #3241612

Bernie, we haven't had that much snow all winter. It's strangely beautiful even tho we are waiting for green grass.

Vess, I'll take snow over tornados too!

Kiska, now that is a lot of snow!

The wind is howling again today. We got a dusting of snow last night and actually saw some sun earlier. Snow is melting off our black steel roof with out any sun.

Blooms, somewhere along the line you said you get in a dry spot and it rains all around. The weatherman said something about a ''dry lock.'' I think that's what we're in all the time.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2007
8:41 PM

Post #3241894

sometimes the area is big enough to show on the radar. A clear spot. This is a blessing when you have plans for the weekend. But when the plants all suffer it's not a good thing. Would like to see some moisture falling on the pinyon/juniper range and the sagebrush is suffering too.

I joke and say we are 10 years into a 7 yr drought. In the summer we just pray for clouds, we don't ask for rain. We're a grass and sagebrush high desert area, keeps this up we'll be a sand dune area.

A little over a year ago the highway department installed new signs along I-70 a bit to the east of here. That's the Cisco sage and grass desert area, used to have antelope on the north side toward the Bookcliffs. The new signs read: _Blowing Dust Area_ means there's not enough grass to hold the sand in place nor to feed the antelope, who have retreated toward the cliffs.
WOW talk about off topic. ~Blooms

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3241977

Dust bowl in the middle of a snow storm. Too funny. But not funny.

We're getting snow, but it's blowing out as fast as it blows in.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2007
9:05 PM

Post #3241986

Blooms - and when the rest of us are facing the same challenging growing conditions (as well as the farmers) and an ear of corn costs $5.00, someone will start to pay attention to what we are doing, & have been doing to the earth since the dawn of "the mechanized" age. - sorry felt the need to vent - please excuse me.

Sorry to Dave also (felt a sorry was in order because of the vent).

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2007
9:12 PM

Post #3242008

Dyson, I have a caveman dream I go into occasionally. I picture clean skies, and water, muddied only with real mud. I can't imagine how it would smell, but I wish I could.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2007
9:28 PM

Post #3242063

I lived in Alaska for three years, spent one week w/my sons at a remote cabin rented from the forest service. During the week we saw no other trace of human beings, no cars, boats or planes.

The gentleman who flew us out the asked if I had carried enough provisions when we boarded the plane, I replied, "are there fish in the lake?" he said yes and I said "we are good to go".

It was a week I will never forget, and not likely to be able to duplicate. The fishing, fire and food in the middle of nowhere.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2007
9:49 AM

Post #3243559

Whe we go on trips on the river we all pretend we're never going back to civilization. Then we climb into our down bags and giggle about roughing it. LOL
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2007
10:33 AM

Post #3243584

One of the most interesting things about the week at the cabin, was reading the guest log book. A lady from California wanted to know where to plug in her hair dryer etc. The log book made for good reading in the heat of the day when the fish were not biting, and the mornings chores had been completed.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3244627

That sounds really neat Dyson. You don't appreciate silence till there is no noise either. It's a wonderful sound! I'll bet it smelled good too.

Blooms, that is so funny!

I just eat nuts and beries and hope that's cave man enough :)

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