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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #4383694

Well 2008's weather bolted in by giving the SE United States with a good hard two nights of chill. We then rebounded to a leap year spring like balmy weather with highs in the 70s and nights above 50 here in NE Florida.
I just hope it stays above freezing here and below everywhere it's supposed to be.
I must say all this sunshine is very cheerful and my coleus are thriving.
Please come by often with your pictures and your weather.
I often don't comment near enough. I do however enjoy everyone that comes here for all your uniqueness and joys we share here.
Here's a sunset from last week.
Sidney

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4383895

That's beautiful, Sidney!!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 10, 2008
5:14 PM

Post #4383934

10~ dark/ 8am
Snow in the morning...then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Storm total snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Highs in the teens. Light winds.
The photo is beautiful, Sidney.
Will return later.
Kiska
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #4383986

Sidney Beautiful start picture!
Rann Thanks : ) New background pictures! Theyre beautiful.
Marsue LOL! Socks or Bottomless Pit! Big boy can put away the food!
Marylyn Drink lots of water! If you dont care for water, you can always drink the flavored waters. They have little to no calories. Have fun!
Kiska 10* Brrrr!! But a great temp for snow!

74.5 F / 23.6 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 40%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the SE
Wind Gust: 3.1 mph / 5.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft / 1524 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Did y'all hear about this? http://www.flatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080109/BREAKINGNEWS/80109006


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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 10, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #4384094

Sharon - "Is the creek spring fed?" - I guess so, though not right were that picture was taken. There are a lot of little seeps running into it right now since the Santa Monica Mountains got 5 inches of rain over the weekend.

Joey, it is called Red Rock Canyon because a lot of the rocks are pink. However, my camera doesn't do red very well so they look more like orange. I couldn't adjust the color without making everything look strange. The colors here are more accurate http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=47

Marsue, you're right. There are not very many flat places in the Santa Monica Mountains. I'm sure their ruggedness is what kept them from being built all over long ago. There are tiny communities and houses all over the place, but there are also big chunks of open space that are now parks. The variety of houses is interesting, from mega-mansions to "normal" houses to almost Appalachian. (Not much Appalchian anymore. Not really any new "normal" houses, either. The land is too expensive. Anyone who can afford to buy there now can afford to put up a mansion.)

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 10, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #4384317

Raining here at 46 degrees. We need every drop that falls. I think we are about 5inches behind still. We are to get back to winter this week with temps in the 30s days and 20s at night. BEV
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4385136

Bev - Congratulations on the rain! We are in need as well. Way too low here as well.

64.0 F / 17 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 77%
Dew Point: 56 F / 13 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/h from the SSE
Wind Gust: 7.4 mph / 11 km/h
Pressure: 30.00 in / 1015.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5500 ft / 1676 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low 59. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

The changes begins tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the rain as much as I am the cooler temps! Sunset tonight

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4385377

Our beautiful warm unseasonable weather is coming back to normal. Temps now in the high 30"s, very gusty winds. Forecast for 1.5+ inches of rain tonight and tomorrow. Then freezing temps on Sunday night, mixed with snow. Have to keep the bird feeders full.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4385458

Had lots of rain this morning and then a bit of snow right before dusk.

I am feeling better today. Almost normal for a little while. Hopefully I can be back to terrorizing everyone at work tomorrow instead of looking at them and going Huh?. lol.

Currently: 33F Cloudy
Currently: 0C Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 14 MPH
Humidity: 72%
Dewpoint: 25F
Barometer: 29.76 inches and rising
Wind Chill: 23F
Wind: Northwest at 22 KPH
Humidity: 72%
Dewpoint: -3C
Barometer: 1007 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: -5 C


kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 11, 2008
1:36 AM

Post #4385515

8 The temp dropped a bit from this morning and will continue.
Tonight:
Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows around zero. Light winds.
MySharona~What an awful pile-up of vehicles; thanks for the link.
Love the photos ,too.
Kelli~very interesting and nice to learn more. Glad you have an interest in the history and that you so readily pass it along.
se_eds~the birds will be happy that you're keeping them fed. What a mix of weather to deal with.
Bev~hope it's still raining there and makes up some that is needed.
Time to get ready for high school hockey game~"Senior " gson plays tonight.
Kiska
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #4385558

We've gone from 70 Tues
to a Tornado Watch overnight
and then 39 yesterday...
To 45 today at 4 PM
then a T-Storm and now it's 55..

Man my sinuses are going crazy!

Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2008
1:51 AM

Post #4385566

Same here weather wise. And skip the sinuses and go straight for the hard head cold. And the weird part is I feel better when outside in the cold weather than inside in all the heat.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2008
10:29 AM

Post #4386448

Se_eds The rollercoaster is getting ready to start again! Hang on!
Pepper Youre cracking me up - Huh?! Thats exactly how we feel! Glad youre feeling better.
Ric So are minesigh another allergy pill!

63.1 F / 17.3 C
Overcast
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 58 F / 14 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8.7 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft / 1828 m
Overcast 25000 ft / 7620 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 72. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Have yall seen this post? Read it when you have some time, its hysterical
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/530015/

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #4386652

Good Morning! It's pouring the rain! Dyson, I do believe that it's coming your way! The rain gauge says 1"! :D At the moment we have 50 & it will get cooler as the day goes along. LOL - Jack just had a God bath & we had to play the "towel game".! :D
In Dublin at the airport...
Cloudy: 54F
Feels like: 54F
Barometer: 29.6 in
Dewpoint: 52
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 17 mph SSW
Sunrise: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 5:25 PM

Sidney, Love your sunset! Wow! Great Colors!:D
Kelli, thanks for the link! Quite interesting! :D We have a sandstone rock on display in the yard that we dug up & it actually has a white stripe in it. We call those kind "river rock", because they are so smooth.
Se_eds, Thanks for reminding me! I have a bird feeder that I have completely forgotten about! Stay dry & enjoy these spring-like temps! They are calling for snow here, but you will get it 1st.
Kiksa, How did the game go? Did they win? :D
Sharon, Great shot of Sylvester on the "prowl"! :D And your Christmas cactus is Red! w/ your new camera! :D
Rann, Beautiful sky! :D
Ric, I think if we would get some "real" winter that maybe the sinus problems would leave! Hope you don't go too "crazy"! :D
Marylyn, Tell DH ~ Happy (belated) Birthday! :D

The answer to the trivia is...B (Sharon, It's a trick chemistry question! ) :D
The Sun emits most of its energy in the visible light spectrum. This is a result of the Sun's temperature.

The trivia for today is...
What city has been hit with the most tornadoes?
a) Dallas, TX
b) Wichita, KS
c) Oklahoma City, OK
d) Des Moines, IA

Have a Marvelous Day!
Joey

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 11, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #4388532

Wow, guys, your pics are gorgeous! Such views, sunsets, plants and sweet pets!
I've been away for so long, but I'm going to recuperate and post more pics from our trip to the mountains. It's freezing here, about 10 every morning and not more than 20 at noon. Lots of snow and it's still snowing everyday with tiny little snowflakes.
Adina

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 11, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4388564

The river was almost frozen!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 11, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #4388586

Pinetrees too.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 11, 2008
9:13 PM

Post #4388591

It was so cloudy we could hardly see the sun at sunset!

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #4388703

It's been a pretty nice day here today, light breeze, a high of 32F and partly cloudy. The sun was mostly lost in the clouds but there were some rays that made it through today :-) Now (9:30 pm) it's 14F and fairly calm, only about 6 mph breeze.

Adina - great photos from your trip!

Sidney - gorgeous sunset photo!

Sharon - thanks :-) Your Christmas cactus is gorgeous! Mine has one bud! :-) Thanks for the link - that thread is pretty funny ... I haven't read it all though so I don't know yet if they ever figured it out ;-) lol

Here's the sun almost out of the clouds yesterday around noon.

Rann

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #4388717

It was southwest of the monkey!

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #4388776

The sun is out. No wind and it is 40 degrees. Makes me want to rake leaves!! BEV
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 11, 2008
10:13 PM

Post #4388865

It's a chamber of commerce day

No wind here to speak of, at least not yet.

Updated: 1:51 PM PST on January 11, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
76 F / 24 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 12%
Dew Point: 19 F / -7 C
Wind: 10 mph / 17 km/h / 4.6 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 17 mph / 28 km/h / 7.7 m/s

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2008
10:16 PM

Post #4388876

LOL - Marylyn! I lost count on how many dogs were in that photo - what a hoot! lol I still see one peeking over the fence though ... ;-) lol
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #4389071

Joey Im going with C. Hens and chicks are lookin good!
Adina Were glad you are back! Beautiful pictures! Cant wait to see the rest!
Rann- Great picture! That link is so funny. It took me forever to find the dog at least I think I found it! LOL!

71.2 F / 21.8 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 54%
Dew Point: 54 F / 12 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the WSW
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.88 in / 1011.7 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 77 F / 25 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 6000 ft / 1828 m
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Low 57. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

No rain. We've been really cloudy several times today, but then the sky would clear up. Had to water the plants.

I was driving along when this large shadow went over my car...

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 11, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #4389090

2 F 2pm and I don't think we're going to reach the predicted high of 5. It was zero this morning, so has come up a bit.
Tonight
Occasional light snow. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows zero to 10 below. Light winds.
music2keep~the hockey game was good, well matched teams and Palmer won~~bet Jack was happy to be playing the towel game again. Love the gorgeous green. C
rann~the sun looks great; weak or not.
Adina~very pretty there; sure love the look of snow-covered landscape.
henryr10~sure seems like a very unpleasant time of year...get well soon; you, too, pepper; and you, too, Sharon. The christmas cactus is beautiuful. Cool "shadow"...
Bev~sounds pretty good; any leaves to rake?
Even at Zero f, Holly wants to go out to the only snow-free zone~she doesn't stay long, but makes it known that she really wants outdoors..
Kiska

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #4389112

I have plenty of leaves and so do my nieghbors. I want them to mulch and put on my garden. BEV
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 11, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4389137

Sounds good, Bev.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #4389275

Welcome Home Adina!

We had an inch of rain overnight. This will enhance our water table. Temps did reach the fifties today and the sun is shining during the day. Makes you feel good!
We are scheduled for that snow Sunday evening into Monday. - Well into each like some (snow) must fall. We will take it.
Kiska, your temps sound like winter is fighting to keep its grip.

Henryr and Pepper - stay safe out there. What a bad time to have tornadoes - no elec and no heat.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4389307

You folks with sinus trouble--I have tried Nasalcrom--it is an OTC nasal spray and it sure works for me plus it ia a LOT cheaper than the expensive RX's that didn't work any better than the cheap stuff. Just my experience with it, though--not "prescribing" it for any of you. LOL
Sharon, I did see on the news about that "pile-up" down there. :o(( Also, that link about the hidden dog in the photo--that is hilarious! I haven't found that little critter yet but I haven't made it all the way through the thread, either and since I haven't found the monkey I can't go "southwest", Marylyn. LOL
Welcome back, Adina! Great photos--that's a LOT of snow.
Joey, I'm guessing "B" for the trivia. Pretty succulent.
Kiska, that sure looks like more than 1" of snow to me. Maybe you meant that you are going to get an additional 1" of snow on top of what you alrady had?

It's been nice here today. High in the mid-50's and lots of sunshine.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #4389533

Feeling better today. I hope it should be completely gone by the end of the weekend.

Currently: 38F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 3C Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 10 MPH
Humidity: 70%
Dewpoint: 29F
Barometer: 29.79 inches and rising
Wind Chill: 31F
Wind: South at 16 KPH
Humidity: 70%
Dewpoint: -1C
Barometer: 1008 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: 0 C


kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 12, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4389573

se_eds~yes, the next couple of months are usually the coldest, but there's also much more daylight, so it evens out:)
pepper, glad you doing a bit better.
marsue~~you're right, too. It's an additional snowfall added to what's already here. South of Anchorage, at Turnagain, there's 91" of snow so far. Palmer's snow gets blown away..not a lot on the frozen ground at a time.
The road in front of home.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4389710

39 and has been most of the day.
We've been getting pounded w/ wind every night.
Yesterday there was a 100 MPH gust just north of us.
We're getting 40-50 MPH but we've had so many this winter there's little damage or outages.
(Everything that was going to fall basically already has... lol!)
Then either cold grey mostly calm days or tons of rain.

Tomorrow we should see some Sun and 50.
Then it will start dropping all week.
Back to real Winter I hope.
Though oddly while the day temps are supposed to be 10 degrees colder than the average 39 the night temps are supposed to be the normal 21 .

The sinus problems are just headaches and ears popping from the pressure changes as the fronts keep rolling thru...
Not a big deal just aggravating.

Beautiful snow shots Adina and Kiska!
Everyone's plants look fat and happy!

(BTW my Bananas came out of dormancy at work.
They are dripping water from the end of the old leaves.
New leaves should be popping by the end of the week)
Ric

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2008
12:07 PM

Post #4390792

Good Morning Everybody! It's a whapping 33. Yep, getting cooler (back to the norm). It's been windy here as well. Ric, I don't want to hear about things falling! LOL! I have definitely had enough of that! :D But we haven't had the powerful winds you have had...the mountains break it up, for the most part.

At Dublin...
Cloudy: 34F
Feels like: 34F
Barometer: 30 in
Dewpoint: 30
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 5:26 PM

Adina! Glad you're home! What Great Pics! :D Got any more?
Kiska, glad that they won! Yipee! Holly has her own special place...but she looks as if she's looking & waiting for something to pounce on! :D Yes, Jack loves that game...he was a clean pup yesterday. :D
Thanks Marsue, that pic is actually from this summer...I need to take somemore! :D
Sharon, were you a tad bit scared when the plane went over? You were certainly quick on the draw! :D
Rann, What a Gorgeous pic! Thanks! :D

The answer to the trivia is...C
Oklahoma City has been hit with over 100 tornadoes!

Todays trivia...
It takes about how many cloud droplets to form 1 raindrop?
a) 1,000
b) 10,000
c) 100,000
d) 1,000,000

Have a Great Day!
Joey

(energizer poochie - from last year)

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2008
1:41 PM

Post #4390910

Kiska Holly is so pretty! Shes just letting all the moose know that its still her territory. She is allowing them to visit! Congratulations on the win!
Bev Did you get to rake yesterday?
Marsue Keep looking! Its a great read even if you dont find the dog!
Kiska 91? Thats (I had to calculate) just a tad over 8. Now thats a lot of snow! Pretty tree lined street.
Ric Thats some scary wind youve had. Stay safe!
Joey Prissy loves to play the towel game too. We have to replace the towel when it gets shredded! It is always a little surprising when a plane flies about 30 over your car. I get that keep going thought in my head when all I want to do is stop and watch them land. Take offs are a different story! I really dont like to be driving in the area for those! Jack is one handsome boy! One cloud droplet must be really tiny so Im going with D.

64.4 F / 18.0 C
Overcast
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 63 F / 17 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 2.7 mph / 4 km/h
Pressure: 29.97 in / 1014.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 400 ft / 121 m

Now
Through 10 am...patchy dense fog will slowly dissipate across northeast Florida. Visibilities around one half mile will continue along the I-95 corridor from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach and along the St Johns River basin. Please use extra caution when driving this morning. Motorists should remain alert for sudden changes in visibility...especially in low spots and near marshes...rivers... creeks or lakes.

Today
Mostly cloudy. Patchy dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Chance of showers in the morning...then chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Taken yesterday morning.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #4390923

Iwas so tickled with this young squirrel last night. He was on one side of the fence and needed to get to the other side. I was filling up the bird baths. I set the hose down grabbed the camera and let the squirrel run.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #4390927

pic 2

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #4390928

#3

I was laughing so hard he really took off. I didn't get any more pics! He was a cutie though!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 12, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #4391387

Minus 2 F; dark but a star-filled sky right now. 7am.
Mostly cloudy with flurries. Highs 5 below to 5 above. Light winds.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with flurries. Lows 5 to 15 below. Light winds.
MySharona~I do agree with you ~ a squirrel is cute and that's a cutie~looks like another foggy morning there; hope everyone drives carefully..
music2keep~Jack sure has a happy look and can almost "see" him ready to make a move. Three gkids have hockey games today, one in Anchorage and the other 2 here in the Valley. Palmer won again last night; there's a tournament going on.
Thanks, ric~ wow~ the winds and rain sound fierce~but then I had to reread the last~ a banana plant? Not an ordinary indoor plant is it:)
Get well soon.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2008
7:12 PM

Post #4391985

Currently: 32F Cloudy
Currently: 0C Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 14 MPH
Humidity: 78%
Dewpoint: 26F
Barometer: 30.01 inches and falling
Wind Chill: 22F
Wind: Northwest at 22 KPH
Humidity: 78%
Dewpoint: -3C
Barometer: 1016 millibars and falling
Wind Chill: -5 C

Almanac
Normal High: 35
Normal Low: 17
Record High: 69 in 1960
Record Low: -20 in 1912
Sunrise: 7:37 am
Sunset: 5:16 pm
Moonrise: 10:04 am
Moonset: 9:55 pm
Today's Moon: crescent, waxing
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #4392048

Sharon: Squirrels are cute but they can also be destructive. We have several squirrels that run along the wooden fence on our back property line. It is fun to watch them but I don't like it when the little critters try to eat the bird seed form my bird feeder. You can see their teeth marks on the feeder where they have even bitten off part of the feeder itself. Sometimes the squirrels will even chase each other across the roofs of the houses behind me. Now that's a trick!

Pretty evergreen tree, Kiska. Those winter shots of yours, Adina's and some of the others are pretty to look at but I am glad I am not there. BRRRRR!

Joey, I haven't a clue about the trivia answer so I'll go with Sharon's answer: C
"Energizer Poochie" looks as if he does have plenty of energy!

Ric, those are some really fierce winds you have been having. Glad there hasn't been any damage to your place.

Glad you are feeling better Pepper. Hope your cold is all gone very soon.


Today: Partly cloudy this morning. A few showers developing during the afternoon. High 59F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Showers this evening becoming less numerous overnight. Low near 35F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

Currently 56F on my back porch. Partly cloudy and periods of sunshine then the clouds come back in. No wind.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4392065

57(F) sunny, calm, nice.

Joey, you are not in the addy exchange, I have a cd I need to send you.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 12, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #4392300

-6 F Getting a bit colder as the day wears on; nearly noon and the camera froze up when I went to take some pics...
Scattered Clouds

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4392458

50 degrees,sunny, no wind, very nice. BEV
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #4392548

Quoting:the camera froze up when I went to take some pics...


-6 Now THAT's cold, Kiska! LOL
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #4394892

38(F) & Dark
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #4394966

Kiska Now thats cold! Gorgeous picture!
Ric I missed the banana plant part. That amazes me.
Dyson Hows the job? Are you enjoying being back in the daily grind?

60.6 F / 15.9 C
Mist
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 59 F / 15 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 0.8 miles / 1.2 kilometers

Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning...

Today
Widespread dense fog early in the morning. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 71. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

What cold front? So far only 2/10" of rain. Where's all the rain? I'm so bummed. The fog started rolling in yesterday around 4:30.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #4395004

Current conditions as of 6:55 am CST

Fog
Feels Like: 33
Barometer: 30.14 in and rising
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 2 mi
Dewpoint: 32
Wind: WNW 2 mph
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 5:17 pm

The report above says there is fog--must be somewhere else bcause we don't have any here.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4395180

Good Morning! My therm-o-meter has 36 & there is a rather stiff breeze. Altho, I see blue skies over yonder, thru the trees!

At Dublin...
Cloudy: 36F
Feels like: 36F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 34
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 7 miles
Wind: 0 mph (There may not be any there, but we have some!)
Sunrise: 7:37 AM
Sunset: 5:27 PM

Today, there is a guy (that I work with) who is supposed to come & finish cutting those trees...& take the wood w/ him. YaY!!! I had to laugh, tho. He was to come yesterday, but couldn't find the house. LOL He couldn't find it for the trees!! :D
Dyson, you have "e-mail"! Are you predicted to get any of the white & fluffy stuff? There are calling for us to get about 2".
Wow! Kiska! 91" total! I haven't seen snow like that in years! (since about 1993! when we had a "blizzard" ) The state closed all the roads! Gee, that was fun! ~ I hope the kiddies all have wins! I LOVE that pic! :D
Marsue...Energy, he does have! He's definitely a "runner"!
Ric, I hope that we will finally get back to winter. How's your head? I think if it gets cold like it's supposed to be that all of our "head" problems will be taken care of!
Sharon, Great squirrel pics! I bet you had a hoot doin' that! They are so funny to watch!

Has anyone heard from Debi?

The answer to the trivia is...D
Ice crystals are also important to the formation of rain at middle latitudes.

Have a Great Day! Everybody!
Joey

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #4395643

Joey - You're cracking me up! Couldn't find the house for the trees!! LOL!!

Now
Through 1130 am...scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to develop over northeast FL. The showers are moving northeast to east at 20 to 25 mph. The heaviest showers will move into areas near Cross Creek...Lake Geneva... Kingsley...Middleburg...Orange Park...Green Cove Springs and Palm Valley. Expect...brief gusty winds to 40 mph...heavy downpours and dangerous lightning with thunderstorm activity. Heavy rainfall can produce localized flooding and ponding water on roadways...enhancing hazardous driving conditions.

We're still covered in fog. Can you see the beach?

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 13, 2008
4:06 PM

Post #4395681

Minus 7F; 7am; Dark.
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs zero to 5 below. Light winds.
Tonight:
Lows 10 to 25 below. Light winds.
Marsue~did the fog every appear?
MySharona~foggy, cloudy, thunderstorms; getting a bit of everything it looks like.
music2keep~that's great; couldn't find the house for the trees:) Palmer hockey won their game last night, but really worked harder than ever for it. Each of the 3 gkids have games again today. Jack is a bundle of energy; it sure comes across in the photos, even when he's "still"..
Kiska

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #4395769

Well it's 37 and drizzling/sleeting .

Yesterday was perfect 55 Full Sun no wind...

We're still sceduled for a drop in temps all week...
Saturday's Forecast is 20/13 ...we'll see...

The Bananas are Musa bajoo (bah-who) and Musa Iterans.
Both are hardy here but never fruit outdoors as they go dormant... then throw up new shoots.
Several Elephant Ears are hardy here too.
They just need mulch and kept fairly dry,

Here's our 3 year old EE's in the front yard.
Ric

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #4396167

Sugar, you always start the thread with a beautiful picture! I love the tree as much as the sky.

Sharon, what a terrible pile-up.

Kelli, altho I love flat Iowa, the scenery during your hikes would never be the same from day to day.

Dragonfly, I keep hearing that this year we're due for a drought. I hope not, but I'm re-thinking my plant wish list.

Sharon, sometimes your sky is just huge!

Seeds, I splurged on a 3 column finch feeder. It holds 11# of seed and I got ''free'' binoculars with it :))

Pepper, two words, hot peppers. Makes my colds feel better.

Sharon, the picture dog link made me laugh all the way thru! I love humor on Dave's!

Joey, my front porch faces West. It gets pretty hot out there, but it's still a nice place to sit.

Adina, all our snow has melted. We had around 10'' to a foot. All gone.

Rann, those are thick clouds at the top of your picture! The others look like ocean waves rolling into the beach.

Sharon, I can't believe you were fast enough to catch the plane going over you!

Kiska, I'm afraid we're heading for your weather of 2* and maybe -o overnight. Holly, I hear you! That is such a pretty snow! Your road even looks pretty :))

Ric, I can't imagine having that high of a wind. We rarely top out at more than 30 and that's windy enough for me.

Joey, Jumpin Jack is in his element. Happy pup!

Sharon, squirrels can be hilarious when the run as fast as they can! Is he a red squirrel?

Kiska, that is a gorgeous snow picture! Frozen camera, oh dear!

Joey, ''couldn't find it for the trees.'' ROTFL!!! Does Jack ever sniff out large wildlife?

Sharon, I think I see the beach :))

Kiska, Yay for Palmer!

Ric, the EE's look so ''warm.''

26* & sunny on a Sunday. Breezy & not so pleasant.

Look out everyone! I don't think I can stop!

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 13, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #4396234

Very windy today. I have a bit of a sinus infection (been there, done that dozens of times - nothing to worry about) so I think I'll stay inside. I did put my Spanish moss in a bucket of water. This dry air is hard on them.

Updated: 9:51 AM PST on January 13, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
67 F / 19 C
Clear
Humidity: 23%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 18 mph / 30 km/h / 8.2 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 29 mph / 46 km/h / 12.9 m/s


amaryllis "San Remo"

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #4396243

Oh! Billy, I hope we don't have a drought but whatever comes we will have to make the best of it. It is 33 degrees here and windy. Sun and clouds off and on. Hi everyone and keep the pics comeing. BEV P. S. This is Jumper isn't he fat and sassy?

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4396544

Thanks for the opening picture complements. It was taken in the park across the street. From here the picture would have been cut with power lines.
We've had a slow drizzle this morning.
It's going to dance with freezing temps this week.
We're going to Va. later in the week.
Sidney
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #4396793

Thanks for reminding me Kelli!
I need to water my Spanish Moss too.

39 and still raining... this may be the highest temp we see for a while...

Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #4396861

Currently: 34F Partly Cloudy
Currently: 1C Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 13 MPH
Humidity: 56%
Dewpoint: 20F
Barometer: 30.15 inches and falling
Wind Chill: 25F
Wind: West at 20 KPH
Humidity: 56%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1021 millibars and falling
Wind Chill: -3 C


adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 13, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #4396972

Freezing and lots of snow in Bucharest...brrrr!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 13, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4396978

The lake is frozen and the kids are skating on it now!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2008
9:39 PM

Post #4397033

Kiska Your last picture feels cold!
Ric My banana plants dont bear fruit either. I really wish they would! Love the EEs.
Sally The bird picture is great you can hear the brakes squealing! LOL! Thats a gray squirrel. Ive not seen any reds around here. The sky probably looks so big because we are very flat and there arent any high rises here. The tallest buildings are the condos and hotels; they are all on the water.
Kelli Beautiful amaryllis!
Bev Jumper is definitely a healthy squirrel!
Adina Wow your pictures look like Christmas cards! Theyre beautiful!

68.0 F / 20.0 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 42 F / 6 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3.2 km/h / 0.9 m/s from the WNW
Wind Gust: 7.4 mph / 11.9 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4400 ft / 1341 m
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft / 2743 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Colder. Low 41. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph

It's turned out to be a beautiful day. The sun is out finally. The cold front will finally make it this evening! Still no rain though. :(

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Perenniallady
Otterville, ON
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4397523

Sugarweed

That is beautiful.My mom used to have a house trailor in Sepphire Hills.It's nice there to I used to go to Crystal Springs when I went to visit her I liked the Moss trees & how clear the water is.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4397548

Dark & 41(F)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 13, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4397585

That's a pretty little thing there, Sharon. Is it some kind of succulent?

DH's banana plants don't produce, either. Well, one time they bloomed but it got cold (or something) too soon and the fruit didn't amount to anything edible. The variety is Rojo, which maybe isn't grown for its fruit. A couple houses between here and the grocery store have banana plants that produce every year and it is a tad bit colder down there than it is here. Those are probably the commercial fruit variety.

Still windy, but it's not cold so it's o.k.

Updated: 3:51 PM PST on January 13, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
71 F / 22 C
Clear
Humidity: 18%
Dew Point: 25 F / -4 C
Wind: 22 mph / 35 km/h / 9.8 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 30 mph / 48 km/h / 13.4 m/s

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #4397919

Kelli - it's in the kalanchoe family. I posted a picture today on the cactus and succulents forum for positive id. I can send you some if you'd like. Very easy to take care of.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 14, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4397926

The day was beautiful~~January brings more sunlight and with the clear sky, comes temps below zero; not a bad trade off, though.
-12 below zero and forecast to drop to -25below zero tonight. The hot-water vapor trick should do well...
MySharona~that's a beautiful jolt of color; very nice.
kelli~does look a bit windy from that post; will it bring rain?
Adina~very pretty; snowy scenes are favorites of mine.
Kiska

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4397950

Kiska, the wind does not bring rain. It comes from the desert.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4398012

Kelli Rojo, Roho or Red Bananas are purely ornamental so it wasn't the weather's fault.
The fruit tastes awful...
Sharon I'll get you a Musa 'Bordelon'... another ornamental 'red' but it forms small colonies over time and is fruit hardy to Bordelon, LA... if you'd like.
I'll be dividing mine this Spring.
It has flowered and fruited here... after I brought it to the GH for the Winter.

BTW You can 'Tag' posts here now.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/802588/

Check out 'snow evergreen' in the Cloud...

Ric
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 14, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4398225

kelli~a desert wind; that would explain why no rain coming to your area..thanks.
Thanks, too/photo.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4398244

When we have strong wind, the vast majority of the time, it is from the desert. I can't recall there being wind before rain, but sometimes it is windy during the rain.


Key limes

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2008
3:13 AM

Post #4398780

Adina...Kiska...Your winter scenes are beautiful!

Kelli...I can actually taste those limes!

marsue...I had a large fox squirrel chew his way through a heavy wooden feeder last spring in an effort to get the seed out faster.

Hi Joey!!!

32 now following another gray and dreary day here in NW Pa. I went for a long walk on the Ernst Bike Trail this afternoon and it spit snow and rain the whole time. Snow showers, rain and wintery mix are called for over the next few days with highs in the teens forecast for next weekend.

Photo: Since the weather was too dreary for any decent photography today on the trail I'm posting a photo of the trails covered bridge taken in fall a couple of years ago with a little 2mp point and shoot.

early_bloomer



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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4399037

Beautiful EB, It isn't the camera but the person who sees beauty through its lens... Thanks for showing us beautiful things.

No snow/rain here yet. We had a brisk and sunny day with temps in the low 40's. Scheduled to change tonight with rain and snow predicted. The wind has picked up tonight and it seems to be much colder. Maybe this will be our 'winter time". We really didn't get much yet - just a lot of rain, which we are thankful for.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2008
10:43 AM

Post #4399565

Good Morning! It's Dyson Dark! We have 33 & flurries. We had a little sleet last night, but rain prior to..
Some places had a little snow.
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 36F
Feels like: 25F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 75%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 18 mph WNW
Sunrise: 7:36 AM
Sunset: 5:28 PM

At Bluefield...
37 Dew Point: 32
Wind Chill: 31
Humidity: 82
Wind: 8 SW
Barometer: 29.92
Visibility: 10.0 mi.
Precip: 0.12 in.
(These 2 places are like 50 miles appart)

Well, the guy (Jeff) found the house, but was too sick to do anything...date set for next Saturday.
First day of classes, today. I have 3 internet classes & 1 class that I won't have to show up for. (Senior privilages) And I have my second interview for an internship at White Sulphur Federal Hatchery today. Wish me Luck! :D

Adina! Great Pics! Wow!
Kiska! Yours, too! Gee, I love those snow scenes! Can't wait to see the "vapor trick"! :D
Bev, Now that looks like one healthy squirrel!
E_B! Hi! (((waving))
Kelli, Are you gonna make a pie w/ those? Yummmm...Better yet, a Good Marguarita(sp)!
Thanks, Ric! I'll have to check it out!
Sharon, Real pretty! I'd bet that you are really getting to know that new camera! :D

Today's trivia...
Also known as "soft hail" this type of precipitation occurs when snow falls and attracts ice crystals which surround it.
a) Sleet
b) Virga
c) Graupel
d) Freezing Rain

Have a Great Day!
Joey

(from this summer)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2008
11:02 AM

Post #4399585

Still dark, 38(F), One of the driveway markers is not visible from the window. I hope Sue did not run over it leaving this morning.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #4399588

Kiska Thank! There are a bunch of buds on it. I have a couple of other kalanchoe that are budding as well, but no blooms yet. Gorgeous sky pic!
Ric That would be great! Thanks! Let me know if I have anything youd like in trade.
Kelli Those are the best! What exactly are you going to make with the key limes? Possibly a pie?
E_B Gorgeous picture!
Joey Good Luck!! Im beginning to figure it out! It has to be either B or C so Ill say ummmmmm C. Lovely picture!
Dyson- Just remember - if Sue did hit it - it was Dark outside! LOL!

46.9 F / 8 C
Clear
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 2.0 mph / 3 km/h from the WNW
Wind Gust: 5.4 mph / 8 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16

Today
Sunny and cooler with a high of 59. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.


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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
11:05 AM

Post #4399589

I'd say C...

Hmmmm...30 (Wind Chill 20)
Wind: SW 12 MPH ... sure hope it dried my car off before it froze

Well 6 AM time to scoot...

Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #4399821

Kiska, Adina and the others of you who have posted your snow and ice photos: I am saving some of your photos to use as background shots this summer when our temps reach into the 90's and above!! At least I will be able to think cool thoughts when it is hot outside! LOL

Great photos, everybody! DH is up--he always sleeps later than I do so it is time for our first cup of coffee together.

Current conditions as of 6:55 am CST

Fair
Feels Like: 25
Barometer: 30.30 in and rising
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 22
Wind: Calm
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 5:18 pm
25High: 54 Low: 28

Detailed Local Forecast
Today: Sunny. High 54F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.
Later this week we will have highs in the mid-40's and lows in the mid-20's.

Nope, It is definitely not Spring!! :o((
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4399832

Well darn! I posted the wrong picture! LOL!

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 14, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #4400528

Minus 9 Dark 7am.
Mostly clear in the morning with patchy low clouds and fog. Increasing high clouds in the afternoon.
Highs zero to 10 below. Light winds.
MySharona~is that a daffodil? narcissus? Bet it smells wonderful.
marsue~I've just had a first /coffee; everyone is sleeping, no school today...very quiet.
music2keep~~that's very exciting news and you know we'll be pulling hard for you. To be able to take the classes online sounds great. You can be home when the tree-trimmer gets there, and JW and Jack will be thrilled, too. The photo is just beautiful. D
good morning ric and Dyson.
1pm yesterday; the sun is close to getting above the mountain. Gaining over 4 minutes of daylight today.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4400875

Kiska - That's an amazing picture! It's a narcissus and they really do smell good!
Kelli - If you're making pie - save a slice for me! LOL!

56.5 F / 13.6 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 24%
Dew Point: 20 F / -7 C
Wind: 7.0 mph / 11 km/h from the NW
Wind Gust: 14.3 mph / 23 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #4401232

Break a leg on your interview Joey! I know they will love you and your fish farming abilities. You are Fish Farmer!
I'll guess sleet.
Getting ready to pull everything back inside. Gonna get real cold tonight again so I might as well get them situated for the coming big chill that's forecasted for the next week or so.
I hope that I-95 doesn't get messy this week-end.
Sidney
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 14, 2008
7:09 PM

Post #4401250

Elsewhere in the state today:
Tanana: -50F
Kaltag: -50F
Galena: -47F
Deadhorse: -47F
Ambler: -47F
No room to complain from me; we're at minus -11. It's now daylight and the temp is dropping.
MySharona~is it blooming now?
Thanks, too.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 14, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #4401257

sorry, cross-posted, Sidney: I also hope the hiway will remain ok~~is it one you often use? Sounds as if you're going to be busy w//plants.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 14, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #4401603

It is 32 degrees now. We had a few snow showers during the night and early morning. It is windy not bad. The sun is out which makes me feel better. Hope it stays cold for the flowers sakes. BEV
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 14, 2008
10:29 PM

Post #4402109

50F Jan the tranquil Black Sea of the USSR.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4402443

Hi, George! and welcome back to this thread! That's a gorgeous photo of the Black Sea!
That's an amazing photo of the sun on the mountaintop, Kiska. I'm saving that one!
Pretty narcissus, Sharon. I love narcissus, and jonquils and daffodils, etc, etc, etc.
:o))--liked the kalanchoe, too!
Kelli, key lime pie sounds good to me! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Quoting:Beautiful EB, It isn't the camera but the person who sees beauty through its lens... Thanks for showing us beautiful things.

EB, I agree with Se-Eds.
Good luck on your classes, Joey.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4402477

I'll guess A-sleet on the trivia. It's not freezing rain for sure. :~)

Welcome back Juri!!

Currently: 28F Partly Cloudy
Currently: -2C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Northwest at 8 MPH
Humidity: 58%
Dewpoint: 15F
Barometer: 30.30 inches and rising
Wind Chill: 20F
Wind: Northwest at 12 KPH
Humidity: 58%
Dewpoint: -9C
Barometer: 1026 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: -6 C


MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4402522

Kiska Holy Cow thats cold! I cant even imagine how cold that is!
Juri Welcome back! Are you in Sochi now? What a gorgeous picture! Hope you dont mind, but Ive saved it for background!
Marsue Thanks! Me too! I love flowers! LOL!

46.4 F / 7 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 31%
Dew Point: 17 F / -8 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.18 in / 1021.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 15000 ft / 4572 m
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft / 7620 m

Tonight
Mostly clear. Low 35. Northwest winds 5 mph.

Kiska - Here are the blooms!

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4402529

These are the buds

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #4402531

Kiska: No wonder it's a Deadhorse. ;-> Another stunner of your peak. If I had your view, I think I'd just sit there mesmerized by it for hours at a time.
Joey: No idea on the trivia at all. I guess A: sleet.

We're also in for a freeze again. Been nice and warm for several days but they're forecasting mid-20s again the next two nights. Arrgg! That usually only happens once a season.

Deb
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #4402548

Deb-That's exactly what said to Jeff - Deadhorse!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #4402637

MySharona of coarse I don't mind!!!! My dear American friends, I love you all!!!!!! And I hope my pics will not expire...

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 15, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4402813

No, no Key lime pie here. I'm trying to lose weight, remember?

It was very windy earlier today.

Updated: 4:51 PM PST on January 14, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
68 F / 20 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s from the East

KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4402951

Kelli, to lose weight we have to to do three simple things:1) joge; 2) excercise; 3) eat vegetables (the more the better)Lol.
Just wait two weeks... you,ll see. I swear.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #4403350

Hi George...A while back there was a discussion and video link about base jumping here in this thread. I was going to post this link then, but never got around to it. Since you are back, go here:

http://www.break.com/index/human-flight.html

Photo: Frosty morning on the Ernst Trail.

early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
10:51 AM

Post #4404405

E_B - Great picture!

39.7 F / 4.3 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 21 F / -6 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.21 in / 1022.9 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)

Today
Mostly sunny. High 57. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2008
11:59 AM

Post #4404453

Man, it's freezing out!!!

Currently: 13F Clear
Currently: -10C Clear
Wind: Southeast at 3 MPH
Humidity: 74%
Dewpoint: 6F
Barometer: 30.19 inches and falling
Wind Chill: 8F
Wind: Southeast at 4 KPH
Humidity: 74%
Dewpoint: -14C
Barometer: 1022 millibars and falling
Wind Chill: -13 C


Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2008
12:28 PM

Post #4404493

Sky brightening, 36(F) - gotta run, Lynchburg today.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #4404552

Helluuuu! Pepper stay warm! It's only 27 here & still Dyson Dark, but due to get light any moment! :D It's snowing now! We had some snow flurries yesterday & the mountain tops were white. A marvelous drive to White Sulfur (Greenbrier co). The snow was blowing on the road, but the trip was great!
Dyson, be careful!

Conditions in Dublin...
Cloudy: 27F
Feels like: 13F
Barometer: 29.9 in
Dewpoint: 16
Humidity: 58%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 19 mph W
Sunrise: 7:36 AM
Sunset: 5:29 PM

Thanks, Sidney, I tried to "break a leg"! :D LOL! I am "Fish Farmer"! :D The interview lasted an hour & I should know something in a week or 2. :D If I get the job...it will be working w/ endangered mussels & I would get to help them spawn & fertilize the trout again! :D (((crossing my fingers)))(((lots o' praying))) Be careful on your trip up I-95! That is not one of my favorite roads! Way too many people!
Thanks, Kiska. That is the most Beautiful! pic! NG would love to have it! You should send it in so they can publish it in "Your Shot"! Yes, Everybody will be glad to have those trees gone (mostly me).
E_B! Now that is a Heavy Frost! :-O
Sharon, I like you "sunny" pic! If I remember correctly your other camera used to split the pic of the sun!
Juri! Glad to have you back! And I love the Black Sea pics! Beautiful! You shouldn't stay away so long!
Deb, Glad to see you back, Too! :D Did you get any frost? or freeze?

The answer to the trivia is...C
Graupel is kind of a slushy ice chunk which can often grow to the size of a quarter.
(never heard of it)

Today's trivia...(a trick question - LOL)
Using a liquid thermometer, air temperature can be most accurately measured at which of the following locations?
a) The bank parking lot
b) The roof of your house
c) In the shade on your porch
d) Attached to a window

Have a Good One, Everybody!
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #4404803

Good morning! Our weather looks a lot like Sharon's again.

Joey, I'm praying that you get the internship, too. I had no idea what graupel was either. LOL I'm guessing C for today's question.

Welcome back, Juri! The Black Sea picture was beautiful!

Well, everyone's pictures are gorgeous really. :-) I have Kiska's as my background today, but I saved a bunch of the others, too.

It's going to be 60 and rainy today. I need to get ready for Bible study now... The lady who normally teaches our class is ill today and she asked me to fill in. Yikes! I'm used to teaching children, but not adults...

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CST (61 min ago)
Temperature 50 F 10 C
Dew Point 41 F 5 C
Humidity 71%
Pressure 30.29 in 1025.7 mb
Wind Speed Calm Calm
Wind Dir - -
Ceiling 8000 ft 2438 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Cloudy









kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 15, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #4405602

7 above zero and snow now in the forecast. Dark; nearly 8am.
Occasional snow...becoming steadier in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 1 to 2 inches. Highs in the teens. Northeast wind to 15 mph with local gusts to 25 mph becoming light in the afternoon.
music2keep~ it must be hard waiting for the results of the interview; bet you did well. Sounds like the snow was welcome; sounds very pretty. Love the waterfall pic.
D
Marylyn_TX~have a great day; bet the study will be just fine.
MySharona~sure does look bright and sunny.
pepper~keep warm; are you working outdoors?
Dyson~have a good day, too. Like seeing that it's "brightening", too.
Not as bright as sun as MySharona's, but sun nevertheless. 2pm.
Kiska

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dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 15, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #4405695

We are going to have down to 5 degrees Sun night. Right now it is 28 degrees and sunshine and no wind. Here is a pic of our sun on the day we had frozen fog. BEV

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dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 15, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4405707

And here is the frozen fog!!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 15, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4405807

Hi, guys! So much frozen here too, I don't want snow anymore ! My DD in Italy said she wants to go to Switzerland to see some snow and asked "do you still have snow, mom?"...yeah, right... tons, mountains of snow!LOL

Joey, I hope you get the job, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Beautiful river and blooms! Hows your DGS?
Kiska, such a wonderful view of the sun on the pic of the mountain! Glad you have daylight!
Sharon, great sun! I also have kalanchoe, but I love your colors!
E_B, beautiful picture!
George, when you'll be looking on the other side of the Black Sea, you'll see someone waving at you : it's me !LOL
Dragon, love your pics,same picture here, frozen fog, so beautiful!
Adina

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 15, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4406461

Don't hate me because my weather is beautiful. ;-) (73F here at the house) Remember, I get my bad weather in the summer.


Updated: 12:51 PM PST on January 15, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
69 F / 21 C
Clear
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 25 F / -4 C
Wind: 4 mph / 6 km/h / 1.5 m/s from the South


This is toyon. It is not taller than the house. It is planted about five feet up a hill beside the garage. This is the plant that Hollywood was named for, though it is not a holly or even a relative of holly. It is in the rose family. (Yes, the sky is that blue today.)

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #4406543

Bright but cool @ 42 (F) windy.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #4406746

Thanks for everyone's postings!
Early_bloomer, that was a cool link!

MySharona, yes, I'm back in SPb.

Joey, my answer for the trivia quiz is C.

Adina, I think, I've noticied you on the other side of the sea!)))

Marylyn, do farmers grow watermellons in TX?

I'm posting the pic of Cyclamens on the hill near my land in Sochi. Those start at the begining of winter.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #4406776

Opening cyclamens. Up in the forest of my hill.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
10:45 PM

Post #4406808

Natural compositoion of cyclamen leaves, fern and fallen leaves on the moss.


Well the SPb weather is
Sunny and 36F
Humidity 75%

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #4406814

George, yes they do, although probably not in the part of Texas I'm in. It's too humid here and they tend to rot. Farther west and north from the Gulf of Mexico, watermelons do very well in Texas.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 15, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4407021

Marylyn, thank you for the answer. I suspected, the watermelons might've been growing in your state.
They also grow those in the south of Russia, especially in Astrakhan region- one of the hottest places in our country.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4407145

Joey: Thanks, and yes we had frost the past two nights. Last night we had upper 20s. Just supposed to graze the freezing mark tonight, tho. I'm guessin' C- on the back porch, which is where ours is.

Dragonfly and Adina: Wow! I have never seen anything like that frozen fog. Strange and beautiful.
Kelli: We had 73 last week - but winter came back, darn it!

This is from a few days ago when this cold front was arriving.
Deb

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #4407346

George, you asked the other Marylyn about watermelons. Check out this link:

http://www.hopechamberofcommerce.com/
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4407392

Hi, everyone. I'm enjoying all those great photos. That frozen fog is something else!!
George, I was not aware that cyclamen were a winter-blooming plant outside. I always thought they were more of the tropical variety.
Kelli, that toyon is certainly interesting--can't imagine why they thought it was a "holly".
Marylyn, I used to teach Sunday School to 6-8 year olds. Loved it!
Then God "demoted" me to teaching adults! LOL
Joey, I'm guessing "C" for the trivia. Gorgeous photo, BTW.

Kiska, Pepper, Bev: I was complaining about it being cold where I live, then I read your temps! BRRRRR LOL

Our cold front has arrived however. It didn't make it up past 47 today and tomorrow and the next day are supposed to be colder. I guess that cold front is coming way on down into the south because I saw on the weather that Atlanta's high tomorrow will be just 42!

Kelli, we don't hate you for your warm temps but you might want to get some of those blow-up mattresses because if this cold weather keeps up, you may be having a lot of company! LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4407526

On Sat our low will be in the single digits. Thank god I don't have to work that day. Being in an open golf cart in cold weather gets old after awhile. :~)

Currently: 37F Clear
Currently: 2C Clear
Wind: Southeast at 13 MPH
Humidity: 61%
Dewpoint: 25F
Barometer: 29.90 inches and falling
Wind Chill: 29F
Wind: Southeast at 20 KPH
Humidity: 61%
Dewpoint: -3C
Barometer: 1012 millibars and falling
Wind Chill: -1 C



dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 16, 2008
2:10 AM

Post #4407677

It is 28 degrees now heading down to 18. Itis going to be 42 and windy tomorrow and the weekend is going to be in the deep freeze. %degrees Sat. night and down to 2 on Sunday night. BRRRRR BEV
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2008
2:41 AM

Post #4407823

Wow... Quoting for marsue's linked site...
Quoting:The Lloyd Bright family grew 2 world record breaking watermelons in the summer of 2005. Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, a melon was weighed in at 268.8 pounds at the Hope Farm Store.


268.8 pounds = 121.9 kilograms.. That's HUGE!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2008
11:19 AM

Post #4408782

32(F) and still dark.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2008
12:06 PM

Post #4408823

Currently Dyson dark with rain in the area.

Currently: 38F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: 3C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 10 MPH
Humidity: 67%
Dewpoint: 28F
Barometer: 29.88 inches and rising
Wind Chill: 31F
Wind: South at 16 KPH
Humidity: 67%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1012 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: 0 C


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2008
1:06 PM

Post #4408987

Marylyn, As you could tell from the website posted above Hope, AR is famous for its record-breaking watermelons (as well as being the birthplace of Bill Clinton).

It's not quite Dyson dark--beginning to get lighter but it is overcast. No pretty sunrise this morning.

Current conditions as of 6:55 am CST

Cloudy
Feels Like: 31
Barometer: 30.08 in and steady
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 32
Wind: ENE 5 mph
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:20 pm

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2008
1:18 PM

Post #4409029

Mornin! All! We are all "out in the cold! Dyson! My thermometer says 15!! You must be in a "warm" pocket!
At Dublin...
Clear: 19F
Feels like: 19F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 14
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:36 AM
Sunset: 5:30 PM

Thanks Kiska & Marylyn.
Kiska, Another! Great pic! :D
Adina & Bev, What Beautiful frozen fog! :D WOW!
Juri, Love the Cyclamen!, Ferns, & Moss! :D Whart beautiful natives.
Deb, Sorry to hear about the freeze, but maybe you won't have anymore this winter.
Thanks Marsue, Gee Whiz! What a HUGE watermelon! Around here pumkins can grow like that, but watermelon? WOW!

Stay Warm!

The answer to the trivia is...C
Sunlight affects liquid thermometers. A location in the shade will measure air temperature accurately.

Todays' trivia...
What temperature is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius?
a) -40
b) 0
c) 32
d) 273

Edited to say: I'm crazy!

Have a Grand Day all!
Joey

(JW playing w/ his uncle Garrett)


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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 16, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #4410465

16 Dark; nearly 9am. Snowed most of the night and into this morning. Continues for now.
Today
Snow...ending around midday. Total snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Temperatures steady in the upper teens. Light winds.
Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows zero to 10 above. Light winds.
music2keep~JW has a winner of an uncle in Garrett. They look great playing together. A
The ice fog photos are wonderful; truely a something from a fairy tale..
Good morning to all and will be back later.
A snowy windy day in Palmer yesterday.
Kiska

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #4411218

Hi! Kiska, we may get what you are getting (from the looks of your picture) btw, JW thinks that Garrett is hilarious! :D

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT EST THURSDAY NIGHT FOR BLAND, GILES, GREENBRIER, MERCER, MONROE, SUMMERS, TAZEWELL AND WYTHE COUNTIES.

Snow showers begin to move in overnight as a low pressure system tracks our way from the gulf region. (This is when we get our BIG snows) Snow will begin around 4 am and we could see accumulations between 1 and 4 inches for the morning commute. Then the snow will start mixing with and changing to sleet and freezing rain during the day Thursday. Freezing rain will likely put a thin glazing of ice on some area roadways and sidewalks, and especially on bridges as well as elevated surfaces. Expect hazardous travel conditions during most of the day tomorrow.

Joey

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 16, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #4411605

Guess what?

Areas of north to northeast winds will continue to increase to 20
to 35 mph through the course of the day... with peak gusts around
50 mph. These winds will become even stronger overnight... peaking
tonight through Thursday morning with wind speeds of 25 to 40 mph
and damaging peak gusts around 65 mph. The strongest winds will
be below passes and canyons of the San Fernando Valley... including
Porter ranch... Chatsworth and Granada Hills. These winds are
expected to weaken Thursday afternoon... but may remain at advisory
levels through Saturday.

Updated: 12:51 PM PST on January 16, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
66 F / 19 C
Clear
Humidity: 13%
Dew Point: 14 F / -10 C
Wind: 16 mph / 26 km/h / 7.2 m/s from the NNE
Wind Gust: 24 mph / 39 km/h / 10.8 m/s

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 16, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #4411693

Hi! It's getting warmer, about 40 today and snow is melting, yippeee! Sun was up for a few hours and sky was blue...like Kelli's!
Kelli, thanks for the toyon story, never heard about it !
Joey, love JW's face, so round and sweet! It shows he eats well! Have you actually took that wolf shot?
Yuri, I've seen cyclamen in the forrest too, but it was last summer. Love your pics.
Deb, what an amasing sky!
Kiska, sorry for the snowstorm! Did it snow more?
More snow pics.
Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 16, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4411703

This is from our mountains.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 17, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4412357

Joey: Yahoo! I finally got a trivia question right! For today's, I know it's not B or C so I'm going to guess "A". JW is cuter and cuter!
Adina: I love the snowy trees against the blue sky.

Dyson dark 43 and SLEETING. Fortunately, that's not supposed to last - turning to rain shortly - they say.
Still too darn cold for me!

Deb

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 17, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #4412560

Adina, I can't believe you've seen those in the forest in summer. Do those bloom in summer in Romania? Well, no way...

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 17, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4412614

Actually that was a pic of Ruscus Colchicus- a relict plant.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #4412820

GREAT shot Deb!

We've been getting a bunch of different looks here.
Monday morning we had 3" of snow... here... at work (10 miles away) we had maybe 3/4" maybe 34 tops.
Yesterday 16 and crystal clear... again 34
This morning we had a sunrise like the one which Sidney opened the thread... and we hopped up to the mid 40's...

Tomorrow supposedly more of the same but then it will start to drop.
Snow in the evening... by Sunday... a High of 20 after a low in the single digits...

Ric
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 17, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4412853

Thanks, Ric.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4412902

January 16, 2008 Rise Set:
9:56 AM AKST 4:16 PM AKST
20, sundown underway.
Lots of fresh snow; looks gorgeous here; the wind in Palmer kept it from coating the trees/things.
Deb~it's a beautiful shot~sure sounds cold,too.
music2keep~did you get the wind/snow storm? Freezing rain on top of everything will be a mess for drivers, won't it?
Adina~how pretty; yes, we did get more snow and the trees can't hold any more; they are beginning to have mini avalanches off them as the snow drops away.
kelli~hold on; looks like the wind is picking up there.
KG~is that greenery from now? Looks great.
Kiska

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4412928

Currently: 30F Light Snow
Currently: -1C Light Snow
Wind: North at 13 MPH
Humidity: 86%
Dewpoint: 27F
Barometer: 29.97 inches and
Wind Chill: 20F
Wind: North at 20 KPH
Humidity: 86%
Dewpoint: -2C
Barometer: 1015 millibars and
Wind Chill: -6 C


kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4412964

pepper23~ pretty nippy w/chill; will you work outdoors tomorrow?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #4413010

Yes, I will be zipping around from building to building in my cart. The only time I don't use the cart is when the roads and sidewalks are covered in ice or snow.
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4413044

pepper, I never realized Mo was so cold and wintery. For some reason I thought temps were much warmer. We have been lucky here. Temps were above freezing the last 4 days. That is supposed to start changing tomorrow night. A southern air flow is spreading snow, and freezing rain as it works its way up and over the Appalachians Mountains from the south. Temps in the single digits Friday night and 20's on Sat. At least the wnd is not gusting like it is in Calif.

Actually, our precipitation in my area so far this year is nothing.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #4413067

We are a cold state in some areas. I live in the west central part so we don't get as cold as the northern part. But we usually get colder than southern MO. And sometimes how cold it is or how much snow you get depends on which side of I-70 you live on. lol
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2008
2:57 AM

Post #4413162

Well it is dark again, would someone please stop that from happening before I get home?

40 supposed to get cold.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
3:01 AM

Post #4413182

It's dark when I leave in the morning but it's still light when I come home though only for another hour.

Sorry Dyson, just had to brag about that. lol
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2008
3:26 AM

Post #4413291

Just wait; come summer I can add a lot of sunlight to this conversation:))
Pepper23~ you must be on the winter side of Hwy 70..
se_eds~I can't imagine a worse combination than snow and freezing rain. What a mess and a danger, too. The bird-feeder looks very welcoming.
Edited to add:
Seward Highway: at Moose Pass Maint Station Milepost 29
good driving conditions, icy patches, ice glaze, packed snow, moose on the roadway, calm Current temperature 15
Came across this road report; these are good conditions? This is about 100 miles from my home.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
11:08 AM

Post #4413971

It's light for hours when I get home...
Course it will be dark for over an hour after I get TO work...

Off to work...
32 and lightly snowing...

Ric
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2008
11:20 AM

Post #4413990

Snow, & Dark at the same time, 32 Deg, - on the laptop, cannot get the wife off the other puter unit - sometimes you just need to return to the bed.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
11:57 AM

Post #4414014

We have slick roads and blowung powdery snow. Will see how bad roads are in a bit. If bad I'm staying home.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #4414103

Snowing here also, the vehicles are not leaving till I see a plow. May be awhile.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
12:52 PM

Post #4414109

Mornin! :D Well, we have an inch of snow so far w/ about 3-4 more to go! :D I will definitely use my camera today! Don't want to miss a good pic of heavy, wet snow on those spruce trees! :D The temp here in the trees is 30.

At Dublin,
Snow: 27F
Feels like: 21F
Barometer: 30.2 in
Dewpoint: 27
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 0 miles
Wind: 5 mph ENE
Sunrise: 7:36 AM
Sunset: 5:31 PM
SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES BEFORE MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LATE THIS MORNING OR DURING THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING RAIN AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THE PERIOD.

Se_eds, here it comes!
Pepper stay safe, if you venture out!
Kiska, That definitely doesn't sound like good conditions! :-O Your last pic makes the trees look like they have cotton on them! Pretty! :D If we get 1/2" of sleet or freezing rain it could get messy, but the snow will help "cushion the blow".
Adina, JW seems to be a rather healthy fella - yesterdays dr. visit...21 lbs & 27 inches long! As for the wolf pic...it's compliments of NG...like the one that I'll post this time. Really pretty snow pics!
Deb! Yay! Maybe you're on a roll! :D Great bird pic! Is that a woodpecker? Sleet! Yuck! Give me snow any day!
Juri, Great looking moss...but what is the plant w/ it?
Kelli, NBC was saying that you could have gusts up to 80 mph! Yuck!
Dyson, the plows may not run here until the storm is over! I hope that you didn't plan on going to work today! btw...Thank You! :D :D

The answer to the trivia is...A
The two temperature scales cross at -40 degrees.

Todays trivia is...
In which month can there not possibly be a 'Blue' Moon?
a) February
b) May
c) July
d) October


Must get ready for work...luckily I only live a mile away! :D

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
1:40 PM

Post #4414255

I'm guessing A, Joey.

Kiska, I wouldn't have called "icy patches, ice glaze, packed snow, moose on the roadway" good driving conditions either! LOL

Y'all be careful in that snow! It was chilly and rainy here yesterday. Today it's going to be just chilly (highs in the mid 50s) and then the rain comes back tomorrow.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 6:53am CST (45 min ago)
Temperature 47 F 8 C
Dew Point 37 F 3 C
Humidity 71%
Pressure 30.10 in 1019.2 mb
Wind Speed 13 MPH 11 kts
Wind Dir NNW 330
Ceiling 3600 ft 1097 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 46.9F / 8.3C

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #4414582

Hi all! I've been down with the flu. No new pics, but we have had about 1.2" of much needed rain.

66.9 F / 19.4 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 95%
Dew Point: 66 F / 19 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h / 0.4 m/s from the South
Wind Gust: 7.4 mph / 11.9 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 1000 ft / 304 m
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft / 487 m

Today
Patchy morning fog. Mostly cloudy with rain likely early in the morning...then a chance of showers. Isolated thunderstorms possible by late morning. High 69. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #4414796

I hope you feel better soon, Sharon!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #4414846

8 Dark 7am
Increasing clouds with a slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 20s. Northeast wind 10 to 25 mph.
Take care everyone there w/snow/freezing rain and whatever else is thrown at you.
music2keep~JW is certainly a growing boy~sounds like a wonderful armful. C
Marylyn~do the girls play in the puddles when you get rain?
MySharona~sorry you've been sick; doing better sounds good.
A few days ago at the river. About -12F.
Kiska

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patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4415327

We just had a couple of "winter days" here, days in the 60's. I wasn't feeling up-to-snuff and missed them (sigh). BUT, today we've had rain all day and the temp is in 80's so the plants are getting some moisture back.

Anyway...I always look forward to coming back here first to check out the state of the nations weather and enjoy the wonderful pictures. Thanks, and a ~~~~ to everyone!
Pati
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #4415355

Yes, the girls LOVE puddles! If we haven't had enough rain (which hasn't been an issue lately), they've been known to make their own puddles..

Big bunny, last March.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2008
5:48 PM

Post #4415420

Snow here, hate it and love it at the same time, 36
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4415427

The weatherman on ABC this morning said the "Siberian Express" (cold front) was making its way South. From all the posts above about snow, I would say he was right!!
Sharon, sorry you have been "under the weather". Feel better soon.
Joey, the first question I would ask is "What is a blue moon?" Once I know the answer to that, I might try to answer the trivia question. LOL
Kiska: good driving conditions? I think not! LOL
Marylyn, right now, I would take 50 and most definitely the 80's, Patti!!
Big bunny is a muddy bunny, Marylyn!! LOL
Deb and se_eds, I am envious of your woodpecker photos. At our previous home
we had at least 20 different species of birds that came to our feeders, including 3 or 4 types of woodpeckers, as well as "titmouses" and chickadees. We have nothing close to that where we are now, unfortunately. I guess most of the birds don't like city life. :o((
Kelli: I heard on the news about those high winds you are experiencing.

Current conditions as of 11:39 am CST
(The thermometer on my back porch says 38)
Cloudy
Feels Like: 29 Barometer: 30.06 in and falling
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 32
Wind: WNW 15 mph
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:21 pm


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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #4415434

***Warning!!! Spoiler below! If you don't want to know the answer to Joey's quiz yet, don't click on the link!!!***

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

P.S. I didn't look at this website before I guessed, a few posts up.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
5:59 PM

Post #4415469

Wow, Marylyn!! Who knew there was so much to know about Blue moons? LOL Now I can't guess because I know the answer. We'll just have to see how well the rest of you do! LOL

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4415957

Nasty here today. It is spitting rain then snow. Very cloudy and 30 degrees. Going into the deep freeze for the weekend. Yikes!!!! BEV
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #4416109

Made it to work. Roads were snowpacked but driveable. Jackson County which is west of me just a few miles was a different story. All you could see were cars in the ditches and according to several people I talked to the roads were a mess. But you leave that county and roads were clear and you didn't see cars in the ditches.

I did end up coming home early though due to a sore back. Went riding yesterday and the horse I rode has a choppy stride that I am not used to. Really made my back hurt today so I left early before I did something that could damage it. :~)

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 17, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4416253

Kiska, sorry I had to laugh about Moose on the road thing! Gorgeous picture!
George, actually the cyclamen I saw in the forrest was in Italy last summer, when we visited our DD.
Adina

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4416464

It is windy, though not 70 mph right here at my house.

I don't know where this Malibu Hills is exactly except that it is in the Santa Monica Mountains somewhere.
Malibu Hills... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .north 74 mph.

Updated: 12:51 PM PST on January 17, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
60 F / 16 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 13%
Dew Point: 9 F / -13 C
Wind: 21 mph / 33 km/h / 9.3 m/s from the North
Wind Gust: 31 mph / 50 km/h / 13.9 m/s


We went to Red Rock Canyon again today. This is the same view as a showed you last week but this time the sun was out and the color is better.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #4416510

scallop fossil - I love fossils

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #4416516

Santa Monica Mountains dudleya (a Threatened species) - I love dudleyas.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4416525

Way in the distance, between the first two power lines, you can see a patch of white. That is snow on the San Gabriel Mountains. I love seeing snow on the San Gabriel Mountains.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4416530

That is such a neat photo of the scallop fossil, Kelli!
Pretty cyclamen, too, Adina.
Pepper, sorry about your back. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Bev, I think most of us are going into the deep freeze this weekend. Only some of you will be more "frozen" than some of the rest of us. We are not expecting any precipitation this weekend--just cold air. I need a wood-burning stove! Nothing like wood heat to warm the bones.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #4416541

These are mule deer. You'll also notice that the grass is starting to get green.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
9:43 PM

Post #4416544

Wow... 74 mph is a good sized hurricane!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 17, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #4416548

It's not sustained, though, just gusts.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #4416549

Kelli, we cross-posted. I can see why you like the dudleyas. It's a good thing you told us where to look for the snow, otherwise I never would have found it. I think I have been watching too many shows on Animal Planet because every time you show us a picture of the canyons where you go hiking, I have "visions" of mountain lions! LOL
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #4416574

Marylynn~what a cute photo; that sure answered my question; lots of fun going on...
Kelli~looks very nice; the wind speed is something else!! wow.
marsue~too bad you don't have as many birds there; sounds like you miss the variety.
Adina~ most road conditions are much the same, just seeing the moose mentioned, was different. Further north, they mention the large herd of Caribou in the area and crossing the road. What a pretty flower to have come across.
pepper23~hope you're doing better by now.
Bev~sounds a mess to be out in.
My DH, DD, and gson, are driving up to Glennallen to a hockey tournament today: this is partway there:
Glenn Highway: at Eureka Summit Milepost 129.5
good driving conditions, icy patches, ice fog Current temperature 0 , 1.0 inches of snow reported on the roadway.
It's about 160 miles from here to Glennallen. Outdoor ice; they cancel if it gets to -20 below zero. (which it can very easily up there)>.
Kiska

Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #4416732

Snow stopped, light fading 32
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 17, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #4416886

Joey, 1)the answer for trivia before the last one is 40F(C) (Actually, I simply used the option of my mobile phone).
2) my guess for the last trivia about the "Blue Moon" is Feb???
3) the plant on my last pic is Ruscus Colchicus- its an evergreen relict plant, which survived since the Сretaceous period- the last period of the Mesozoic era. The relict plants are actually the plants, which were wide spread during the former geological times. There are quite many of those growing in the Relict Kolchidian Forests of the Southern Caucasus.
Ruscus also has different species, which are ideginous for the Southern Europe, Caucasus and Krimea.

Kiska, yes the greenery on the pics is from my Jan vacation.

Adina, Italian Cyclamen looks a bit different then we have on Caucasus. I guess the leaves are different.

Marsue, you are an expert on Cyclamens, what do you think of the Italian one?

Donna is that a therapeutic mud?) There is a whole mud volcano in the South of Russia on the shores of the Azov Sea.
I've once been on the top of it and dipped my hands in the mud crater and we even have a video of that event. The mud was of the grey-blue color. Some tourists even dunk their bodies in it in the Summer.

Kelli, I've got a little collection of the fossil shells. Alas, I forgot to take pics of those. But I took a pic of a sponge fossil on the limestone wall of the 11-th century cathedral in one of the ancient Russian towns I had visited last Summer. I gotta upload that pic.

Pep, you have a real long ice "rally" this winter! Lol.

Here is the pic of a berry of the Ruscus Colchicus. It has a stem growing just from the center of a phylloclade!

I edited to add: If you look at the pic, though, you have a strong illusion as if the berry was growing from the branch. It's just the drawback of the pic.


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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 17, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #4416935

It's 2:07a.m. local time in SPb now.

A little wet snowing
No wind
35F
Well, the same as it ever was...
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #4417317

Well, wow. I am SO glad I live in the south. Reading about all the ice and snow and freeezzzing temps. Our high was a very damp 48 today and that was waaay to cold for me. Cold rain. I hope that "Siberian Express" takes a left.

Kiska: What would have to be on the road for "bad" driving conditions, ...godzilla?? (That river pic is going on my wallpaper.)
Sharon: Sorry you've been ailin'! Hope you feel better quick.

Joey: Woohoo! Two trivias in a row. Cookin' with gas! I'm guessing "February".
Someone asked if that was a woodpecker in my last pick but I can't find who it was now. Anyway, yes, a Red-bellied.
Kelli: Holy cow! 74mph is a tropical storm. I love your canyons and mountains.

Dyson: I seem to have the same problem as you. Dark when I come home. Not fair.

Come on spring!!!
Deb

marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #4417369

George, you must have me confused with somebody else--I am no expert on cyclamens or any other plant for that matter. I just know what I like when I see it. I like almost any plant that blooms!! LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #4417411

Our high on Saturday is only gonna 16. BRRRR!!!

Currently: 14F Clear
Currently: -10C Clear
Wind: Southwest at 5 MPH
Humidity: 56%
Dewpoint: 1F
Barometer: 30.02 inches and rising
Wind Chill: 6F
Wind: Southwest at 8 KPH
Humidity: 56%
Dewpoint: -17C
Barometer: 1016 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: -14 C


kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4417666

Driving Conditions Difficult -
Steese Highway: at Eagle Summit Milepost 107.5
Difficult driving conditions, packed snow, drifting snow, blowing snow, snow on roadway, snow, strong winds, reduced visibility Current temperature -17 , Wind speed 25 MPH
Loved all the new photos since I last looked.
KG~ very pretty; to see greenery this time year is such a treat.
Deb~a cold rain is miserable; spring is but a few months away and there'll be lots of light.
kelli~my gson loved the fossil; it's quite beautiful.
Dyson~how much snow did you get?
The plow/sander did a great job on the road in front of/home. Looks like a dirt road now.
Kiska


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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #4417762

Kiska, do you live in the middle of a frozen forest? LOL
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2008
2:44 AM

Post #4418077

marsue; pretty much:))
se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
3:32 AM

Post #4418390

What great photos from today! So far we have 2-1/2 in of snow. My SIL in W. Va said it started about 10:30 AM and he has over 6 inches. He is in an area where the storms stop and the snow drops. LOL

It is still snowing - I need about 1 ft. to cover my plants from the frigid weather forecast for this weekend. Besides it is the only precipitation so far this month.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2008
11:09 AM

Post #4419292

Thanks everyone! The fever is gone. Im a little slow, but thats nothing new! LOL!! I am extremely tired of being in bed. DH & DS are heading up to Pitt now to check on MIL.

Kiska Youve posted some wonderful pictures! Theyre all (or will be) background
Hi Pati!
Adina Pretty cyclamen!
Kelli Great pictures! I love the dudleya too, never heard of it, but sure is pretty! My kind of succulent! I agree w/Marylyn 74mph is the beginning of a Cat 1! Hang on!
Marylyn Cute picture! I used to play in mud puddles too.
Whoa Pepper! 16*!!
Kiska Bad driving conditions = me staying home!
Deb - Grab your coat - the Siberian Express is heading our way!

47.1 F / 8 C
Overcast
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 46 F / 8 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h from the NW
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.12 in / 1019.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 2.0 miles / 3.2 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 400 ft / 121 m
Overcast 1000 ft / 304 m

Today
Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. High 58. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

We've had 1.4" of rain now. More please!

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2008
12:02 PM

Post #4419340

Currently: 19F Partly Cloudy
Currently: -7C Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 10 MPH
Humidity: 68%
Dewpoint: 10F
Barometer: 29.98 inches and steady
Wind Chill: 8F
Wind: Southwest at 16 KPH
Humidity: 68%
Dewpoint: -12C
Barometer: 1015 millibars and steady
Wind Chill: -13 C


marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #4419800

Current conditions as of 7:55 am CST

Fair
Feels Like: 19
Barometer: 30.25 in and steady
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 16
Wind: Calm
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:22 pm

The Siberian Express has arrived, Sharon! Great photo and I am glad you are feeling better.

Thought I would post a photo of a warmer place: El Diamante, Mexico--taken 2 years ago in January.

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Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #4419818

It's wet and chilly, but praise God, the Siberian Express stayed up north with marsue! "Feels like 19".. brrr! I'll keep our sultry 44, thank you.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 7:53am CST (46 min ago)
Temperature 44 F 7 C
Dew Point 37 F 3 C
Humidity 76%
Pressure 30.17 in 1021.8 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH 7 kts
Wind Dir NE 40
Ceiling 6000 ft 1829 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 5:53am CST : 45.0F / 7.2C

Today Rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent in the morning increasing to 90 percent in the afternoon.
Tonight Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent in the evening decreasing to 40 percent after midnight.

We're soggy.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #4420022

Well, at least we aren't having any precipitation like other parts of the south. The sun is shining brightly! :o))) I think I'll move to Phoenix for the winter. They were the warmest place on the national weather map this morning. LOL
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4420046

18 dark
Mostly cloudy with a few flurries. Temperatures steady around 20. Light winds.
Tonight
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows around 10. Light winds.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 18, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4421315

Kelli, you are spoiling us with such wonderful and interesting pics, thanks! What a neat fosile!
Kiska, beautiful view of the road!
Sharon, I'm glad you are well now, I'm still having the crud, but getting better!
George, wonderful picture!
Our mountains, on a sunny day!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 18, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4421322

Here we were in a fortress, up the hill.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 18, 2008
7:41 PM

Post #4421324

Clear sky!

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #4421624

18* breezy and cold. We're heading to the below 0 temps tonight.

Kiska, got a smile out of yur snow, snow and more snow :))

Sharon, sorry to hear you were sick and you are never slow! I love the color of the succulent! Neat water beading too.

Pepper, it's no warmer Southwest!

Marsue, those are gorgeous! Love your fence!

Adina, Sorry you're sick too. Love the mountains. What is in the corner? Wow, are those all houses? That is what I call steep! Gorgeous sky!
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4421717

Adina--gorgeous photos! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Glad you liked the flowers and the fence, BP. That is a typical fence you will see in some of the poorer areas of Mexico. The "rich" folk have stucco walls and/or wrought iron fences. No matter, EVERYBODY has some sort of fence around their property, if it is only chicken wire.
Here is a photo of a resort in Puerto Penasco for tourists with motor homes. A lot of northern retirees, commonly called "snowbirds", go to Mexico to winter-over until the weather gets warmer up North. With gasoline prices what they are these days, however, I imagine there are a lot fewer "snowbirds" heading south this year! :o((

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
9:32 PM

Post #4421733

and here is another photo of the pool at the same resort

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 18, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #4421946

Cloudy and 38 degrees but is going to be near 0 the next two nights, Colder than Alaska do you believe!!!! BEV Keep the pics coming. Very nice.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #4422007

Adina~ very pretty place to visit. Love the winter views.
marsue~how nice to show a beautiful warm place. We were in Cancun in Nov., 2006 and it was very nice.
Bev~ try the hot water trick~ might just work at zero; better if it does get a bit lower, but fun to try. Have you tried tossing a cup of boiling water up into the air to have it vaporize?
Blue sky~alongside the house just moments ago.
Kiska

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #4422282

Marsue, I got to smiling over ''everyone has a fence.'' The snowbirds I know go to the bottom of Texas. Neat wall. I would love to jump in the pool!!

Dragonfly, we're at 8* right now. Love your picture.

Kiska, that is some blue sky!! It really sets off the icy trees.

Tonight's sunset taken thru the window. Note the flag blowing straight out! A bird sailed out of a tree and went with the wind instead of fighting it.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 18, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4422285

That's the place where I like to drink coffee and observe the valley in winter, which seems to be the begining of a beautifull spring. I love that feeling.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 19, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4422304

Note. Even that saprofite ( mushroom) smiles...

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4422334

KashtanGeorge, I love the oyster shell mushroom.

Pepper, the Beverly Hillbillies car sold for 125 thousand on Barrette-Jackson this afternoon. I so wanted it!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 19, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #4422461

Pebbles. As they ever were.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4422533

Helluuuu! We have Snow! :D A beautiful, heavy, wet snow. We got 5" here & up on Peters Mountain they had 6&1/2". Actually, some of it melted off today, but we are supposed to get somemore tomorrow (1-3 more inches). At the moment we are @32 & it's Dyson Dark!
At Dulbin...
Clear: 37F
Feels like: 32F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 28
Humidity: 70%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 7 mph SW
Sunrise: 7:35 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM

Adina, Great Shots! I love the looks of that fortress!
Kelli! You have such amazing places to go to! Neat-O!
Marsue, What a gorgeous place for a winter visit! :D
Sally , looks like some powerful wind, there! And what in the world would you have done w/ that car? :D
Sharon, Glad that you are feeling better! Will you all get any of this cold blast from the north? And is Jeff's mom improving? 'Hope so. I have divroticulosis (sp) & it only flares up once in a while, but it's always "self-inflicted"! :D I cannot eat corn -what so ever!, But when I have it on the cob...I can't resist! :D Love the water-soaked succulents! :D
Kiska, Love the BLUE! Great contrast! :D
Juri, Looks as if spring has arrived there! And thanks for filling me in on the "ancients"! :D
Yeah! Deb! :D

The answer to the trivia is...A
A Blue Moon is the second full moon of the month. A month needs at least 30 days for this to be possible.

Joey

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4422536

JW update...

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4422603

George, love the pebbles!

Joey, I don't know, but I love the Beverly Hillbillies!

I love that picture!

Dyson, we need a dark picture from you now!

JW wants to know where Grandma went. She was just here a minute ago! So cute!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4422667

Dyson: Where do the hilbilly cats go when it snows?
Adina - your mountains look alot like Kiskas - half a world away! (sorry your feeling poorly)
Marsue - thanks for the warm pics of Mex.

Kiska - adore the snowy trees and blue sky!
George - Are those pebbles at the lake shore?
Joey: Hope you're feeling better soon, too. JW is such a doll!

Sharon: Glad you're better. :)

48 and cloudy. Only getting down to hi 30s tonight. It's snowing further up state, but just drizzly here. WE're expecting mid 20s overnight Sun and Mon. ..and no snow to protect my poor plants. Ah well. Can't do anything about it. The rain's a good thing, tho.

Tonight - this was the only light left by the time I got home from work.
Deb

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 19, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #4422702

Joey, your JW update is just cute!!!
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 19, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #4422721

Deb! Those pebbles are from the Black Sea shore. Lol.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2008
1:31 AM

Post #4422737

Marsue Go ahead rub in those sunny skies! LOL! Love the Mexico pics. I used to go often, but havent been for about 6 years. Im a total Caribbean junkie.
Adina Great pics! What fortress? Where? Very cool! Need some details though, how old, etc! Im still not 100%, but so much better. Hope youre feeling better soon too.
Sally LOL! Thanks! I wasnt slow when I snapped the pic, ran between sprinkles! I thought all the snowbirds came here!
Bev That looks like Kiskas Alaskan sky!
Kiska Wow Now thats a beautiful blue against white! Very crisp looking.
Juri Looks like a nice spot to sit and watch the seasons change. Love the smiling mushroom! We pay a lot of money for the pebbles that are the same as they ever were (sigh).
Joey Apparently we are going to get a visit from the Siberian Express beginning tomorrow! Freezes from Sat Mon and highs in the 40s! Yeow - I love it, but I dont think I have enough sweaters! LOL!! {{{Fwwweezin!}}} I would think corn would be a good thing, its not? I had no idea about the blue moon and didnt check out the spoiler, but I will now! Look at all that snow! JW is precious! Look at that little boy just want to give him smoochizzz!
Deb Pretty moon pic! All we can do is put on more fleece and turn up the heat! Are you ready?!

50.2 F / 10.1 C
Overcast
Humidity: 78%
Dew Point: 44 F / 6 C
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.15 in / 1020.9 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 4.0 miles / 6.4 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 400 ft / 121 m
Mostly Cloudy 1500 ft / 457 m
Overcast 2500 ft / 762 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. Slight chance of showers late in the evening. Showers likely after midnight. Low 47. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

I'm concerned about the rain on Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Too much rain before a possible freeze...succulents I can't bring in...yikes. :(

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 19, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4422749

Billyporter, oysters are delicious. ))))
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4422754

Just turned into Barrett-Jackson. Love that auction!! :~)

It is bitterly cold here. But I kept my face covered so it wasn't too bad.

Currently: 9F Clear
Currently: -12C Clear
Wind: North at 9 MPH
Humidity: 64%
Dewpoint: -1F
Barometer: 30.33 inches and rising
Wind Chill: -4F
Wind: North at 14 KPH
Humidity: 64%
Dewpoint: -18C
Barometer: 1027 millibars and rising
Wind Chill: -20 C



DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4422806

George: Oh! The Black Sea. That's a really, really, BIG lake. LOL.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #4422821

Sharon: Ready as I'll ever be. I'm gonna be fwweeezzin too! LOL

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #4422938

Thanks Deb, and I think that we'll all be "fwweeezin"!! I'm not sick at the moment, but I may be after this"fwweeez" comes thru! LOL Great shot of the night moon! :D
Pepper, Stay Warm! I hope you don't get sick again! :-O
Sharon, I have a tip for your succulents...I cover my bird bath/planter with leaf bags. You may need to tape a couple together to cover yours, but it works. And I can give him some "smoochizzz" for ya! :D
Thanks, Juri.
Thanks, Sally. I think that you have mail.

Joey

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 19, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #4422997

I'm glad you liked the Red Rock Canyon pictures. I take pictures in part to share them with you guys.

Adina, I'm glad to see that you get out in the winter. Back where I come from, people don't seem to do much in the winter.

One time I saw an old truck loaded with furniture going down the freeway and all I could think of was, "The next thing you know old Jeb's a millionaire..." It was too much, and it was real, not something being filmed for t.v.

It was windy most of the day.

Updated: 5:51 PM PST on January 18, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
57 F / 14 C
Clear
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 23 F / -5 C
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.13 in / 1020 hPa (Rising)


How's this for pebbles? (The blue and bright green things are glass.)

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 19, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #4423091

Alaska Highway: from Milepost 1286 to Dot Lake Milepost 1361
driving conditions are fair, icy patches,
caribou on the roadway, calm Current temperature -10
Not here in the valley, but interesting I thought.
Deb~~love the moon, too.
kelli~nice collection~sea glass, too?
KG~Sure never expected I'd ever see anything from the Black Sea; thanks for the photo.
Thanks MySharona~ love the colors in your photo, as well. That is a color not to be seen for a few more months. There'll be lots of color when you get here. Keep getting well.
music2keep~oh so cute; what a doll he is.
Kiska
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
3:51 AM

Post #4423234

It's 22 tonight and falling under clear skies...22 for a high tomorrow then down into single digits Sat. night and Sun. morning as the Clipper moves in. While cold, Sunday's low will fall well short of our record low of -26 for that date. Highs only in the teens and twenties are forecast for the next 10 days. It looks like the first real cold stretch of winter is here.

Joey...JW is a lunker! (fish-talk) We have just an inch or 2 of snow here.

Adina...that's a great view from the fortress.

Kelli...I'm enjoying your Red Rock Canyon photo tour.

Those "frozen fog" pics are interesting.

Kiska...It looks like a lot of snow and great light up there!


Here are a few photos taken this evening at Geneva Marsh.
The marsh runs for many miles. This photo shows an overview of a small section with Interstate 79 crossing it.

early_bloomer





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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
3:54 AM

Post #4423250

Near the eastern end of the marsh the water is high and the woods are flooded and frozen.
Note the size of the poison ivy vine on the tree in the right foreground.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #4423259

One last photo.

Stay warm everyone!

early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #4423937

Joey Thanks for the tip. Im going to rummage through Jeffs work truck for some bags. If he doesnt have any then Ill go to the store and get sidetracked by some rainy day shopping.hmmmm truck vs shoppingshoppingshopping!! I think I know which one won! You know I'm feeling better when it's time to go shopping! JW is getting big look at that belly! LOL!!
Kelli Thats hysterical! I saw one once and started singing Green Acres is the place to be! Ooooh you have sea glass. I cant ever find any here. Weve got a local jewler that finds it all. Heres a pic of one of my pendants.
E_B As always your pictures are wonderful! There are a lot houses for sale on the marsh here, but they don't sell due to the noseeum's, gnats and mosquitos.

51.1 F / 10.6 C
Overcast
Humidity: 93%
Dew Point: 49 F / 9 C
Wind: 1.0 mph / 1 km/h
Wind Gust: 4.9 mph / 7 km/h
Pressure: 30.09 in / 1018.8 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 4.0 miles / 6.4 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 5000 ft / 1524 m

Now
Through 915 PM...an area rain with embedded showers continues to develop and move over northeast FL. The area is moving east to northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Some of the rain will be heavy at times enhancing localized flooding and ponding water on roadways. Very isolated thunderstorms are possible with the shower activity.

Today
Rain. Patchy fog. Rain may be heavy at times. High 53. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

We are just shy of 2" of rain.There are a bunch of unhappy children around (why does it have to rain on the weekend?), but I'm pleased!

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4424256

It is 8 degrees feels like is 19 below. I have a nasty cold after telling everyone that I haven't had one in 6 yrs. That is what I get!!!!! BEV Oh! It is sunny here.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #4424260

Joey: Give JW some "smoochizzz" from me, too! He is sooooo cute!!
EB: That is one marsh I will be staying away from. I am highly allergic to poison ivy! Good pictures, though.
Sharon: glad you are feeling better. That's a pretty pendant.
Kelli: I love those little "coolie hat" shells. I have some of those myself. Funny story about the "moving truck" LOL
BP: pretty sunset pic. It was, indeed, a "bit" windy!
Kiska: we had a -4 wind chill at Harrison, AR this morning (northwest quarter of the state). Not quite as cold as -10 temp. you posted above but getting there! BRRRR, I'm fweezzin', too! :o((
edited to say: Bev, we cross-posted. So sorry you aren't feeling well.

Today: Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 38F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 20F. Winds light and variable.

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #4424683

Good morning!
We have a 90% chance of rain today. First time we've had a chance that high since last April! And it's definitely raining, but I really can't complain about the cold when I read about you guys with teens and single digit temps! The pups are asleep in front of the fire.

EB-Those are "fab" shots of the frozen flooded woods.
Kelli - I see you have some Keyhole Limpets mixed in with your pebbles and glass. I collected those like mad when I was a kid, and still pick one up whenever I see one. There are a couple in this pic. A reminder of warmer days. :)
Deb

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4424778

Thanks, Deb, for the real name of those Keyhole Limpets--I always just call them "coolie hats". I see you have a Lady Slipper in your photo. Personally, from the "top" side I think they look like big ugly toenails LOL Here is a photo of several Lady Slippers plus 2 Turkey Wings and one Scallop(half). I picked these up on the beach at Holden Beach, N.C. several years ago.

It's still cold here!! :o(( BRRRR

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4424835

Marsue: Oh! i just went back to your post and saw that you mentioned the limpets. "Coolie hats" is much more descriptive, isn't it? :) I agree about the Lady Slippers, one side is definitly prettier than the other. Many of my childhood-collected limpets came from Holden Beach, actually! I stayed there a couple of weeks each summer with my cousins when we were little tykes. Small world. :)
Deb
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #4424856

Sure is, Deb. I have been there twice--both times in the 90's--last time in 1996. I really loved it there, especially seeing that gorgeous ocean view when you first cross the bridge!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
6:50 PM

Post #4425271

4* below 0 at 6:00 am and just 4* now. Cold!

Popping in and out. I'm trying to look up seed germination so I can work on old seeds this spring.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 19, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #4425297

Thanks, guys !
Billy, thanks, those houses are from the Rasnov town, where we were living. In the corner, near the mountains, you can see part of the buildings in the town and the big furnace , which gives heat to all town.
Marsue, thanks, what a wonderful location for your vacation, thanks for sharing!
Kiska, such a beautiful picture in your yard!
Joey, I love that face! JW is so sweet with that round face, it's great when they eat so well! Cool shot of the road!
Deb, thanks,great moon shot !
Kelli, where are you from? We have low temps , but not that low, like Alaska or Canada!Beautiful pebbles!
Yuri, what a beautiful place to drink coffee! You'll have to make a whole pot, cause we're coming over for a coffee!LOL

Thanks,Sharon, I hope you are better today too! The fortress is very old, was built in the XIVth century, arround 1335, for the people living in Rasnov, Tohani and Cristian villages , so they can be protected against the invasions. They didn't have any water inside the fortress, so they had to dig one in 1625, so they could resist more to asaults. I'm posting a picture of the old fortress and a link to some more pics, during summer.

http://www.etrip.ro/etrip.php?id=87

This is the link to my album, if you want to see more.

http://picasaweb.google.com/adinamiti/RasnovFortress?authkey=7A0qvLWUFLE

Adina

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #4425463

Deb, such a pretty moon! I love the way it's framed.

Sharon, that bloom is a beautiful color!

George, I love oyster soup!

Joey still giggling over the picture :)) JW is definately a ladies man :)) Kisses from me too!

Kelli, giggling over your hillbilly truck :)) I love all rocks and pebbles, even the glass. You really have a lot of red ones, but the yellow are rare to me.

Kiska, glad your roads have improved. Any caribou pictures?

Early, we are lucky to have an inch of snow and it's new. Nice marsh, at least a road running thru it means a closer look. That is one scary ivy!! I had poison ivy last summer. NEVER AGAIN!! What type of trees are growing innthe water?

Sharon, Green Acres, another favorite show :)) I love your pendant!! What exactly is sea glass? Even the name is neat. Your rain sounds wonderful!

You have my sympathy BEV.

Deb, rain and pups sleeping in front of the fire. It doesn't get much better than that! You've got some pretty shells in there!

Marsue, I'm smiling at the names of your shells. All new to me :))

Adina, you live in some neat places. I'm still impressed. It's a nice history lesson. Is there enough heat to go around or are thermostats set low? I like the fort poster. Really lets you see the set-up.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #4425572

21 (Wind Chill 10)
Dewpoint: 1 Wind: W 10 MPH
Humidity: 41% Pressure: 30.23 in Hg

It's probably just below freezing in the Garage where we were ripping wood.

It is though well above freezing in the tented area where we're using the chop saw.
The water on the roof was frozen down about 2" but liquid for the lower 2"..
As I drained it off it froze instantly to the walls outside...lol!

They're saying 14 by morning... WAY better than the 8 they were predicting.

Tonight should be a good test of the Hot Tub...
It's still holding 102 and only running about once an hour...

Ric
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #4425913

Just popping in, as I do occaionally, to see sugarweed's thread filled with beautiful pictures from all the lovely DGers from around the globe! Makes my day more pleasant...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #4426075

Bev I have no idea what feels like 19 feels like. Dont think I want to know!
Adina You took some great pictures! Was that Cici in the torture suit? Was that a real skeleton? I love all the chests, theyre gorgeous!
Sally Sea glass originates from bottles and jars that are thrown in the water as trash, then become broken up by the waves and rocks creating small pieces of smooth, frosted glass. Green, clear, brown, and amber beach glass is common (the most common colors of beer bottles), though light blues, yellows and pink varieties have also been known to appear. More rare are grey, purple and bright red. The black variety is extremely rare (pre-1860) and mainly found in Australia.
Ric Enjoy the hot tub! Sounds like the perfect way to end a cold day!

48.4 F / 9 C
Rain Mist
Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 48 F / 9 C
Wind: 7.0 mph / 11 km/h from the NNW
Wind Gust: 11.0 mph / 17 km/h
Pressure: 29.94 in / 1013.8 hPa (Rising)
Windchill: 48 F / 9 C
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 500 ft / 152 m
Overcast 1200 ft / 365 m

Now
Through 530 PM...showers and thunderstorms...some heavy...will continue to move into northeast Florida and the coastal waters east of Duval and Nassau counties. The heaviest activity will move into Gainesville...Lake Butler... Starke and western Marion County. Frequent lightning...heavy rainfall and gusty winds should be expected with the thunderstorms which will increase in coverage and intensity by sunset. The thunderstorms are moving northeast at 25 to 30 miles an hour.

Rest of Tonight
Mostly cloudy and turning colder. Rain showers likely and isolated evening thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. Low 34. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Wind chills 25 to 30.

I've heard thunder a couple of times in the past hour, but no serious storms have come through. Prissy and I were playing in the back yard yesterday with her (supposedly) indestructible rope. She had it broken and unbraided within a month.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #4426672

Currently: 9F Partly Cloudy
Kansas City, Missouri
Currently: -12C Partly Cloudy
Wind: at 0 MPH
Humidity: 46%
Dewpoint: -8F
Barometer: 30.41 inches and steady

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2008
12:28 AM

Post #4426699

Pepper you are a little bit north of me. It is 11 here and going to get colder tonight. 26 degrees tomorrow can't wait!! BEV
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 20, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #4426888

Adina, I grew up in Pennsylvania. It was colder in the 1970s than it is now. I don't know how the climate compares to Romania.

The limpets with holes in them in my picture are called volcano limpets. I don't think I've ever seen a real keyhole limpet. We don't have nearly as many colorful seashells as you have in the southeast U.S.

Sharon, my theory on beach glass is that you find it down-current from where a river or creek that drains a population center empties into the ocean. I usually find it where there is a patch of small pebbles on the sand. Most of what I find is green but that might just be because it is the easiest to see.

Billy, I call the yellow rocks jasper, but I don't know if that is what it really is. I have only found them around Cambria. All of the rocks in that picture were probably from Cambria. Some or all of the red might be cinnabar. There used to be (maybe still are) cinnabar mines inland from there. Cinnabar is an ore of mercury. You can also find red around here but those would not be cinnabar. In the upper right of the picture there is a small white stone on top of a green stone. I think that is a moonstone. Most of the green is probably serpentine. A few could be jadite. If "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing", I am the world's deadliest geologist. Be afraid! ;-)

We went to the beach today. It was warmer there than at home, which we didn't expect but it was nice. It was not windy today. (I found about two teaspoons of beach glass.)

Updated: 4:51 PM PST on January 19, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
63 F / 17 C
Clear
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 23 F / -5 C
Wind: Calm

This is interesting.

Overnight Monday night and into Tuesday morning... the cold air will
arrive and drive snow levels to near 2500 feet. This will affect
travel in the mountains including the I-5 and Highway 14 through
the Soledad Canyon.

Rain is likely everywhere on Tuesday... and it will be cold.
Highs in coastal areas will rise only into the mid 50s... and
temperatures in some valley locations may remain in the upper 40s.
The snow level will continue to lower Tuesday... and by late
afternoon precipitation should be snow throughout all mountain
locations... with snow likely down to the Antelope Valley floor. Snow
may even fall in some higher elevations in the coastal and interior
valleys by Tuesday evening. Snow levels will fall all the way to
2000 feet Tuesday night... and snow could occasionally fall at lower
elevations in heavier showers.

The total amount of rain and snow this system will bring is still a
large question mark...
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4427009

Well a bit of a forecast change just in the few hurs since I last posted.
It's down to 15 (Wind Chill 4) already and heading toward 6 (Wind Chill -7) by morning.
Hard to believe just 10 days ago it was 70...
We're finally getting some real Winter here.
Now we need some snow for insulation.

We can't break the plastic from the Plantroom to the new addition due to the cold.
Even though it's air tight it's not heated.
So we've revisited the Kitchen Remodel started early last year.
I should have the corner upper upper cabinets done tomorrow.
Then it's on to the crown molding...

Ric

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 20, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4427127

kelli, very interesting forecast, to say the least~could bring problems to those w/out winter tires. Love the geology lesson, too.
MySharona~Prissy looks awfully proud of her accomplishment:)
Ric~sounds like a good time to change projects; the kitchen will be a bit warmer; looks like it's going to be very nice.
Cutting through cement block to put in a door. Summertime remodel.
Edited to add the weather:
12* ~ lingering light at 5pm~~those 4+ minutes are beginning to add up.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #4427559

Well we just got in from the Hot Tub.
Temps are now 10 (Wind Chill -4) Humidity of 39% and it held temp of 102perfectly.
I haven't had a soak like that since my sking days in CO.
The steam was so thick at water level you couldn't see 3'...
then a breeze would sneak in and poof... perfectly clear.
When we got out steam boiled off us like lobsters! lol!

We're now under a Wind Chill Advisory.

low temperatures in the single digits will combine with winds
around 10 mph to create wind chills from 10 to 15 degrees below
zero late tonight and early sunday morning.

Not a big deal to those of you in the North,
but the first one we'd had in two years mentioning double digit negative temps I think.

Ric

Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
4:18 AM

Post #4427596

Cold tonight with a low of 7 forecast. I live in a valley and the cold air tends to settle so I wouldn't be surprised if it's 0 or lower by morning. We received 2 or 3 inches of snow between periods of sunshine today and are expecting several more inches overnight. Areas just to the north of me in Erie County received up to 16 inches.

Billy...Some of the trees are maples. I'm not sure what species of tree the ivy is growing on though.


Photos: farm scenes taken tonight at sunset...

early_bloomer





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Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
4:19 AM

Post #4427601

And one more...

early_bloomer

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #4428140

Kelly More rain for you! Yay!
Ric Well, at least youll be in-doors today with the kitchen remodel. The cabinets will be very nice when complete. Those are some really cold temps stay warm!
Kiska - I can't imagine putting in a door. Had to be a tough (and messy!) to cut through concrete.
E_B You stay warm too. Great pictures!


37.9 F / 3.3 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 43%
Dew Point: 18 F / -8 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h from the NNW
Wind Gust: 9.2 mph / 14 km/h
Pressure: 30.33 in / 1027.0 hPa (Rising)
Windchill: 34 F / 1 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 5000 ft / 1524 m
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft / 3048 m

Today
Mostly sunny and breezy. High 48. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

We've got blue skies! The first I've seen in days, not that I'm complaining. We needed the rain and will get more this week. We received a total of 2.6" this weekend. I was going to take some pictures at the beach today, but I don't think so. It's a tad too cold and the wind chill doesn't help!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #4428250

7 (Wind Chill -8) Sunny and Far North Clear.
Looks like 20 for a high today.

Looking at the map I'd say all of us east of the Mississippi are WELL below normal temps.
Bundle up!!

Ric
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 20, 2008
4:42 PM

Post #4428757

Updated: 7:51 AM PST on January 20, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
38 F / 3 C
Clear
Humidity: 70%
Dew Point: 29 F / -2 C
Wind: Calm

kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 20, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #4428787

33 Mostly cloudy with sprinkles or flurries.
Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s. East to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
Looks like we've sent the cold weather south and we're up above freezing; sorry about that:)
E_B~the countryside there is just beautiful; your photos are always a joy to see.
Ric~sounds like another good day for hot-tub use; at least it's warm.
MySharona~the basement door project was labor intensive~from my dh to son and sil's, they did a great job. The mess was nearly as intensive:) The plastic didn't quite get fastened tightly enough~~~
Have a nice time at the beach. Feels like beach weather here now that it's above freezing.
Gson's 18th b'day today~his room filled w/balloons
Kiska

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se_eds
Millersburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4428811

8 Degrees this morning on the porch. Blue skies and sunshine have warmed thing up to 15 deg. We have 10/15 mph winds with gusts to 25 mpg. Current wind chill is 3 degrees. Beautiful looking winter day, just cold and gusty.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 20, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4428881

Wow, Kiska, I'm only 5 degrees warmer than you, or at least I was at 7:51. Those balloons look fun.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #4428885

Currently: 15F Partly Cloudy
Currently: -9C Partly Cloudy
Wind: East at 10 MPH
Humidity: 59%
Dewpoint: 3F
Barometer: 30.50 inches and steady
Wind Chill: 3F
Wind: East at 16 KPH
Humidity: 59%
Dewpoint: -16C
Barometer: 1033 millibars and steady
Wind Chill: -16 C


DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #4429278

This Afternoon
Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight
Clear. Lows around 20. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr Day
Sunny in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. Wind chill values as low as 13 in the morning. (Totally NOT normal!) Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Ok, that's enough winter for me!
Sharon, we also have had a bunch o'rain. Total almost 3" this week.
Kiska: Who blew up all those balloons?!
Deb
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 20, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4429371

se_eds~glad you're ok with the sunny winter day; makes all the difference doesn't it?
kelli~it's even warmer; the wind is a warm wind and now, at 10am, it's 45.
1961 was the record high at 51. record low: minus 30 in 1989.
Deb ~cold weather and rain; seems like winter is in full swing.
As to the balloons, his girlfriend did the work. It took several hours, using a small air compressor, to inflate all.
He was gone for a couple of days on a hockey road trip so she had time to prepare the surprise.
Look closely to see her in the midst of the balloons.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #4429510

Temps haven't climbed that much. :~(

Currently: 20F Partly Cloudy
Currently: -6C Partly Cloudy
Wind: East at 12 MPH
Humidity: 52%
Dewpoint: 5F
Barometer: 30.43 inches and falling
Wind Chill: 8F
Wind: East at 19 KPH
Humidity: 52%
Dewpoint: -15C
Barometer: 1030 millibars and falling
Wind Chill: -13 C


billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
8:14 PM

Post #4429549

6* below 0 at 6;00 a.m. 14* above now, 'nuff said.

Sharon, in the 70's we would get to 20* below zero at least once in January or February. That's cold. Freezes the hair in your nose. If the wind blew, it was dangerous wind chills. It hasn't done that for years and I hope it never does again. Pretty scary running furnaces constantly. Sea glass is still neat! I'd be picking it up every time I saw it too. I love the pictures of Prissy. Puts a smile on my face :}

Kelli, laughing, I mean trembling! I have an Audubon book on rocks and minerals, but is my least used book. Not too many varieties around here. My knowledge isn't in my head. It's at my fingertips :} I'm looking at your area in the atlas. California is too big :} I hope you get more rain!

Nice cabinets Ric!

Kiska, cutting thru cement is a messy job, but a new doorway will be wonderful!

Early, love the pictures. The farm is so serene. The sky so firey.

Kiska, must be nice to clear out the cold for a while. I am enjoying staying in the house during the cold snap. I'm wearing thermals and slippers and drinking hot tea. Happy Birthday to Grandson! I love the balloon filled room!

Deb, I can't believe those Northwest winds are clear down in your area. Brrr!

Kiska, she's a trooper, but what fun!!

Pepper, at least it's Sunday :}
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 20, 2008
9:31 PM

Post #4429854

bp~thanks for b'day wishes for my gson.. we're going to Anchorage this afternoon for a hockey game; the high school hockey season is winding down.
45 and the wind is howling, but we do have windows open for this breath of warmer fresh air.
Sounds like you're having a good day, too.
pepper~looks like a winter day's forecast for certain.
About -10 a couple of days ago at their away game.
Kiska

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billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4430066

Oh my, that is cold! I think I'd have to sit in a heated arena watching the game thru a window : }

I hear you on fresh air! I love those days!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4430670

Tomorrow we are supposed to get freezing rain turning into a mix, then light snow tomorrow night. Talk about bad roads...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2008
11:02 AM

Post #4431952

Sounds like we all had a cold day yesterday! Brrrr!
Kiska One thing Ive learned is the plastic never gets tightened enough! LOL! Right Rick?! Your GSs girl friend did a really good job with the balloons! How many were in his room? Shes so cute and small!
Se_eds We had the same thing. It was gorgeous out, but cold.
Deb Did it get as cold as predicted? Thats really cold for you.
Sally I remember when my oldest brother first moved to MN with his wife. He called me in shock I think, saying he had been standing outside and sneezed and all his nose hairs fell out! I laughed so hard! I cant imagine living cold like that, but he absolutely loves it.
Pepper Seems like your area always get the worst part of the weather. Stay safe on those slick roads.

MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #4431955

Forgot to post the weather!

47.3 F / 8.5 C - my thermometer shows 41F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 30 F / -1 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the NE
Wind Gust: 9.2 mph / 14.8 km/h
Pressure: 30.53 in / 1033.7 hPa (Rising)
Windchill: 46 F / 8 C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m

Freeze warning in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 5 PM EST this afternoon...

Today
Partly cloudy and windy with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers. High 51. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph inland and 20 to 25 mph along the immediate coast and St Johns River. Early morning wind chills 20 to 25.

Isaboo says "I'm cute and I know it"!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2008
11:54 AM

Post #4431990

Good Morning All! It's Dyson Dark & a whapping 5! I don't know what the wind chill is, but will check. The poochie won't even go outside! and the cold hasn't bothered him intil now (he's almost 3).
At Dublin...
Clear: 10F
Feels like: 1F
Barometer: 30.6 in
Dewpoint: -6
Humidity: 43%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 6 mph W
Sunrise: 7:34 AM
Sunset: 5:35 PM

At Bluefield...
Clear: 9
Dew Point: -7
Wind Chill: 1
Humidity: 47
Wind: 5 W
Barometer: 30.51
Visibility: 10.0 mi.
Precip: 0 in.

It's my inderstanding that being in a sheltered valley we get much colder in the winter...
But no matter how you look at it...it's COLD! How do you figure wind chill?

Kiska, Way too cold for me to sit & watch a game outside...I'm used to baseball! :D And those balloons! She must have a lot of wind power & patience!! :D I wish him Happy! Birthday! :D
Sharon, how did your (are your) succulents holding up? I'd say Prissy is funny! :D I thought that ropes were made to tare up! LOL And Isaboo IS cute! :D
Ric, The hot tub sounds Great! & the cabinets look really good...I want to see them when you get finished...Please?
E_B! Great shots! Of the farmland around you! :D I have one of those vines, too! It's as big around as my forearm!. I thought that it was greenbrier, tho...I could be wrong, because I have Both of those pests and don't know which is worse! :-O And the little "lunker" is 21 pounder! :D
Sally? how long do seeds last? I have some that are a couple of years old that I'd like to do some thing with, providing it's not too late.
Kelli, Love your "jewels"! I meant to make a comment on your fossils, too...Love 'em! :D I like to dig for them, but love finding them, too! It always makes me wonder what went on back in the day...
Adina, Thanks. And thanks for the links...I'll go check them out in a few minutes! :D
Marsue, the smoocheeez have been given & with lots o' giggling! :D The more I give him, the more he laughs! :D So I just give them to him from Everybody! :D

Todays trivia is...
Sometimes this disorienting phenomenon occurs in a blizzard when visibility drops to just a few feet. This is called:
a) Frostbite
b) Whiteout
c) Tundra
d) Avalanche

Have a Great Day!
Joey

(sandstone W/ stripe & Snow!)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #4432159

You guys make it hard to keep up!! LOL
EB--great farm scenes--they should be on a calendar!
Kiska: I want to know two things: what did your DGS think of all those balloons being in his room and how did he get them all out of there? LOL
Sharon: I think Queen Isaboo needs a crown. Prissy is too cute!
Ric: good luck on the kitchen remodel. I don't envy you--we've been there, done that, but the end result will make the time and effort you are putting into it well worth it. Post pictures, please, when the job is finished.


Current conditions as of 6:55 am CST

Fair
Feels Like: 10
Barometer: 30.55 in and rising
Humidity: 79%
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 13
Wind: E 5 mph
Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 5:25 pm

My thermometer on the back porch registered 20F when I took this photo of our frosty sunrise today. It felt colder than that to me. (see "feels like" temp above) High today forecast to be 45--that sounds warm to me right now! LOL

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TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2008
3:35 PM

Post #4432659

Whiteout! I've been in that before, sheesh that is bad.

Beautiful pictures this morning...
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #4432777

I've never been in a whiteout and I don't want to be, either!! I imagine that was scary, Tamara!

We're getting kind of long--I think Sydney needs to start a new thread!
Somebody nudge her! LOL

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 21, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #4433238

It is 32 degrees sunny and windy. We are to get about 2inches of snow tonight. Not a cloud in sight yet. BEV

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 21, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #4433764

I was in what I think was a whiteout one time. My dad was driving and it was the middle of the day, so it wasn't dark. The snow was so heavy that he couldn't see the front end of the car and it was a black car.

20% chance of rain tomorrow and the next day, so that doesn't sound very promising.

Current Conditions
Updated: 10:51 AM PST on January 21, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
46 F / 8 C
Overcast
Humidity: 76%
Dew Point: 39 F / 4 C
Wind: 5 mph / 7 km/h / 2.1 m/s from the SSW

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #4433811

Sharon, I've never lost any hairs. That's hilarious! Pretty Isaboo!

Joey, that seems cold! It depends on the seed. I keep them airtight and in old tupperware containers, but many are very old and it's time to sprout or get out : } I've already thrown a lot of them in the compost pile. I guess that's a last ditch attempt.

B is the answer! Whiteout!

Marsue, beautiful sunrise. Our morn was cloudy.

Dragonfly, familiar and beautiful!

Kelli, 20% is a very small chance. I hate those odds.

22* and a light snow today and a lot warmer. I walked the yard looking at flower beds. Can't wait till it greens up!
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 21, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #4434676

Sharon: Yes it did get as cold as predicted last night. Miraculously my little "greenhouse" only got down to 32.4! It was 20 at 7am on my back porch.

Joey: When it's 5F, windchill is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned! LOL! My trivia answer is also B, whiteout.
Kelli: 20% is low, but it could happen!

It was nice and sunny today, so the pups went out to play. I had to give Gus a bath after this session with the basketball, tho. The ground's still wet. :)
Deb

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 21, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4434924

SPb weather:
38F
Little shower

Southern pic
Mushroom on a tree.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 21, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4434939

One of the ferns.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 21, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #4434955

A common thorny liana.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 21, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4434992

Very interesting. What kind of climate do they have there?
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 21, 2008
11:57 PM

Post #4435014

Kelli. It's a subtropical climate. Wet and warm winter.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #4435123

Joey So far so good on the succulents. The main thing I was worried about was the rain then the freeze. I covered them with the bags then with the blanket I keep around for plants. Im keeping the taped up garbage bags just in case I need them again! Thank s again for the tip. :} Im going with B for the trivia.
Marsue Pretty sunrise! Boo already thinks she has a crown and has a lot of attitude for a 7lb kittyher other nickname is SourPatch after the candy. First shes sour then shes sweet!
Joey Your wind chill would be even colder! Brrrrr!
Bev Pretty picture! Is it snowing yet?
Deb Theres Sir Gus! Hes a cutie!
Juri Great pics! The fern is gorgeous.

54.0 F / 12 C
Overcast
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 47 F / 8 C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6 km/h from the NE
Wind Gust: 7.8 mph / 12 km/h
Pressure: 30.47 in / 1031.7 hPa(Falling)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Overcast 900 ft / 274 m

Tonight
Mostly cloudy and windy near the coast in the evening. A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog late. Low 47. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph in the evening. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 mph near the coast after midnight.

Clouds this morning

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 22, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4435328

George, the reason I ask is that your pictures remind me some of Cambria, California, which is a Mediterranean climate - in their case, mild and we twinters and warm and dry summers. Myself, I have an inland Mediterranean climate - very generally speaking, mild and wet winters and hot and dry summers. However, the extent of the "wet" really varies. In the 10 years that I've had a rain gauge, I've seen anywhere from 3 1/2 to 40 inches of rain in the "rainy" season. It sure is a lot different from where I grew up, where it rained all of the time.

The U.S. seems to have gotten kind of ripped off climate-wise. Pittsburgh is at the same latitude as Rome. Buffalo is at the same latitude as the French Riviera, and on and on.

We got a trace of rain - too little to measure. I guess what's good about that is that at least things don't dry out any further.
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 22, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #4435407

Kelli, the climate at that place varies a bit with the altitude. It's quite wet on the sea shore, but if you drive a bit in the mountains- about 300m above the sea level- it gets drier. The summer temperatures never get higher the average 95F- due to the sea closeness. I think, it's called Mediterranean climate, but I mostly heard the term "sub-tropical".

Edited to add climate. Otherwise you might think, I meant Mediterranean Sea. But the Black Sea is connected to the Mediterranean by the small Marble Sea and the two straits.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
1:27 AM

Post #4435490

Well we hit a whopping 27 today
after a clear sky and an incredible almost full Moon 5 drive in...
We should get a little snow in the morning and the temps should hold steady all night.

Could have been WAY worse... the record low was -21 back in 1985.
We were still in Dayton then and I remember that Winter vividly... I was working construction Outdoors during it.

Jorgi great and Very Welcome warm shots there!!

Deb what a cute dog!
Ours is doing 5 minute 'outdoors on the fly' trips the last few days.
Now our old Collie would have been outside all day.
He LOVED this stuff.

Well the cabs are ready for sanding and painting.
Next weekend I'll finish the shelves and that right side by the window.
W/ an unheated garage it was WAY too cold to do it yesterday.
The 15 minutes I spent out there ripping a few boards way enough...lol!

Ric

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DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 22, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #4435542

Not even 9PM and it's already below freezing again. (30F). Ugh!

George: Love the ferns and mosses!

Deb
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4435570

Gee I seem to remember being above freezing once... LOL!
Ric

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #4435602

Not doing anything yet but later tonight freezing rain and snow. 36 dgrees now and windy so it is on the way. My sister in Newton Kansas had that about an hour ago so it will be here soon. Bev

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 22, 2008
6:15 AM

Post #4436796

The pics and weather reports have been interesting reading.
The weather here in my immediate area is still warm, 42* and very strong wind. Other areas are getting dumped on w/heavy wet snow. Very unusual to have a snow like that this time of year. That ususally happens in March and April.
As to the balloons, it took several hours, she used an air compressor for the last few hours; but had done dozens by mouth. It was dedication for sure.
"whiteout"
Have a great week.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 22, 2008
6:25 AM

Post #4436835

42F in Alaska and 47F here. What's wrong with this picture? ;-)
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2008
11:01 AM

Post #4437398

Juri Beautiful picture!
Ric Youre getting a heat wave. The cabinets are looking good, love the lights!
Deb Youre really getting hammered with the cold front. Let Sir Gus keep your feet warm.
Bev WOW! Great picture! You stay warm too.
Kiska The heavy snow wont hit until March or April? Thats a very long winter.

44.1 F / 6.7 C
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 40 F / 5 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.6 mph / 5 km/h
Pressure: 30.39 in / 1029.0 hPa (Steady)
Visibility: 7.0 miles / 11.3 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 500 ft / 152 m

Today
Mostly cloudy...becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Areas of fog early in the morning. Warmer with a high of 67. East winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

It's downright balmy outside! We'll have 2 days of this then back to winter. I'm not complaining. I've enjoyed the temp changes and get to wear actual winter gear! I know I'm the only one that's enojoyed this though! LOL! I get very tired of 9 months of summer.MIL is doing better, had a slight set back with kidney stones, but is recovering nicely.

Took this quickly yesterday on the way home from work. It was really cold on the water so I didn't stop and wasn't really dressed for standing in the sand. The ocean has been churning from the lake winds. The palms are really torn up from the heavy winds we've had these past 4 months.

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #4437847

Good Morning! It's 29 ~ a regular heat wave! :D This afternoon we to get a rain/sleet/snow mix, then change to rain. ~ Warming up to around 40. Well, there goes what snow we had. :(
At Dublin...
Cloudy: 25F
Feels like: 25F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 12
Humidity: 52%
Visibility: 10 miles
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 7:33 AM
Sunset: 5:36 PM

Deb..."When it's 5F, windchill is irrelevant " LOL!!! THanks for the laugh this mornin! :D Your pup, Gus, is so cute!
Ric, the cabinets are looking good! LOL! So you only remember it once? :D
Sharon! There is sand everywhere! :-O What is that white thingy in the middle of the pic? George thought that it was a cloud...
Jackie, Gee! That seems rather warm! for you up there!
Bev, Great Pics! Are you still in a "deep freeze"? Will you warm up any time soon? I have an aunt & uncle that lives in Newton! His specialty...blackberries! & fly fishing! :D
Juri! Great shots of "forest things"! Love those ferns! :D
Kelli, are you gonna get any snow? 47 is mighty chilly for you, isn't it? Altho, I remember that freeze you got last winter! Do you still have you fish?
Sally, your last ditch effort will probably work! :D So, now you know what a HillBilly is...LOL!! :D

The answer to the trivia is...(You Guessed it!)...B!
Whiteout is also possible in the Arctic with heavy cloud cover over snow-covered land.

TamaraFaye, I've been in those conditions, too!...Not fun at all! :(

Todays trivia...
What percentage of the Earth's surface is covered by water (and ice)?
a) 32%
b) 56%
c) 71%
d) 92%

Have a Great Day!
Joey

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #4437899

Thanks Joey! Yes we are still in the freezer. Had a little skiff of snow last night. 24 degrees today but teens tomorrow. We are like a roller coaster here. At least the sun is out. BEV
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #4438076

Great photos, everyone!

It has been raining here but now it is mostly "sweating" and a little foggy. Some schools are closed in a portion of the north-central section of the state due to wintry conditions.
It's warmer here this morning: 36 on my back porch a little bit ago: Much better than 20!!!
Today: Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies this afternoon. High 41F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Generally clear. Low around 25F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

January 22, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4438673

http://www.icealaska.com/
This is where we're going in March; just very pretty and thought you'd enjoy it, too.
This is a normal warming/Chinook wind that comes through at least once in either January or Feb. Doesn't last too many days, but really messes things up.
Marsue, here, it's during these warming trends, that school will most likely be closed. The side roads become ice rinks; but so far, school hasn't been closed.
Joey~ very pretty; now though, Jack will be much happier when he dashes outdoors. B
Kelli~nice to have the same weather for awhile, isn't it,
Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow and rain showers. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Southeast winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts 40 to 55 mph through this morning.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #4438829

Kiska, I am practically speechless after viewing those ice sculptures---amazing!!!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 22, 2008
7:06 PM

Post #4439009

Kiska, those ice sculptures are wonderful - as beautiful as if they were made of crystal.

Joey, 47F is not particularly cold for after dark. It would be cold for a daytime high, but that rarely happens. At this point, they are calling for snow down to 3000ft. It would have to get down to about 900ft to snow at my house. Though it does get below freezing once in a great while, that is always on a clear night. When it's cloudy, and thus could precipitate, it stays a little warmer. And yes, I still have the fish. They wanted to be fed this morning as soon as they saw their "mommy", but the water was too cold. You aren't supposed to feed them when the water temperature is below 50F.

We got 0.2 inches of rain overnight and they are calling for rain or showers off and on all day.


Updated: 9:51 AM PST on January 22, 2008
Observed at: Van Nuys, California
Elevation: 797 ft / 243 m
50 F / 10 C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Dew Point: 44 F / 7 C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h / 3.1 m/s from the East


Here's a picture from last week for the fern fans. To the best of my knowledge, it is a California polypody. (I am much better at identifying plants than identifying stones.)

Man, I am so sleepy this morning. I don't know why. I feel like I've been drugged. I was sitting in the chair reading and I fell asleep. Maybe I should make another pot of tea.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
8:44 PM

Post #4439334

37 (Wind Chill 27) So THAT's what above freezing feels like! LOL!

Well I had the ride from ... this morning.
The snow wasn't 'supposed' to start till after 8AM...
So THE IDIOTS didn't salt or pretreat the roads.
It started at 5 AM...

There was one lane cleared on the Highway out of three... and it was the middle one.
And of course everyone wanted in it.
I made better time in the slow lane...
Saw a few wrecks and the major St Rt feeding in was totally shut down.
All for 1" of snow NO Ice.
Jeez!

By 8 AM it was raining and most of the stuff was gone...LOL!

Ric




Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4439382

It looks like I'm in the warm spot today. It's 70 right now. There's a chilly front coming through tonight, so we're only going to be in the 50s tomorrow. The little bunny brought home an upper respiratory thing and shared it with me. :-P She stayed home from school today, but will probably go back tomorrow. Her little voice is still hoarse (which sounds SO pathetic!), but otherwise she seems to be feeling much better. I, on the other hand, have been fighting a fever all day and am coughing and sneezing all over the place. My hands are getting chapped from washing them so much! My long-awaited endocrinologist's appointment was supposed to be tomorrow, but I didn't think they would want to see me like this (I had a temp of 101.5 earlier), so I called to reschedule and they don't have any openings until the last week of February. Rats. (sigh...)

I'm done whining now... I'm going to go snuggle on the couch and watch movies with the bunnies.

Observation for Houston, TX (KSGR) as of 2:42pm CST (4 min ago)
Temperature 70 F 21 C
Dew Point 64 F 18 C
Humidity 83%
Pressure 30.09 in 1019 mb
Wind Speed 8 MPH 7 kts
Wind Dir N 10
Ceiling 1600 ft 488 m
Visibility 10 mi 16.1 km
Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy
6 hour min temperature ending 11:53am CST : 57.0F / 13.9C
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 22, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #4439434

Marylyn, Airborne is supposed to help keep a person from getting sick, and it does, but if I do get sick, I find that taking it makes the sickness less severe.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #4439571

OK, i will guess on the trivia... C 71% i thought it used to be 3/4 or 75% when i was in school, so with global warming you would think maybe the answer is D 92%, or we just discovered more land to reduce it by 4%?

Joey, Where do you get your questions?
KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 22, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #4439800

Joey, trivia answer is C!!!!!! I learned it at school!!!
By the way, when I said to my friend today: " You know, Americans don't even know where Sochi is!!!" And I added, most of us, I guess, don't even know where Pennsylvania is!!! He then said : " Oh, common, we are made to know all about 'em at our hi school geography lessons!" Well, I have to agree. We used to have the best education system in the world. And we still do.
I like mushrooms. The trees wouldn't exist without'em.

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KashtanGeorge
Sochi
Russia

January 22, 2008
11:13 PM

Post #4439944

SPb weather update ( if it may concern anyone))) is:
35F
Everything quiet on the Baltic marshes. Lol.

This message was edited Jan 22, 2008 7:36 PM
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #4440094

Here's a brand new thread all; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/806525/
Come on over and post often!
Sidney

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