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February Daily Weather#2, Spring is just around the corner!

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Here in Jacksonville the azealeas are blooming and te redbuds are popping.
I believe when Jax Jerry, our river rat, came out of hiding on that tuesday last week that all he could see was fog. Therefore I have concluded for my own, possibly delusional, reasoning that Spring has Sprung!
Now this is just my own prediction and everyone has to judge these thing for thier own particular location.
I appreciate Sharon's starting the last thread and saw it was getting long so here's a brand new one.
I enjoy everyones pictures including Basketball Ballet. EB my daddy was a BB coach. I always said that was why I was so tall. LOL
Please come by often and post your pictures and weather.
I am often in awe of the things I learn just from our weather posters.
So here we are chatting over our cyber fence. Neighbors around the world.
Sidney

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Oh, look, I'm first to the cyber fence (after Sidney, of course)!! LOL Those are gorgeous coleus plants, Sidney!

. . .and speaking of neighbors around the world: Adina, that will be a great color for your house. I hope your contractor can match it.

The sun is still shining here and it is 64 on my back porch. We should have some good weather the next couple of days. ☺☺☺

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

Joey, the wild cucumber produces but it isn't something edible. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/113543/

Rann, how awful your husband was stuck on the plane for 5 extra hours! Being on a plane is misery. It always makes me think of the slave ships of the 1700s. Hardly the same thing, I know, but the level of cramped and crowdedness must be similar.

Adina, the house is looking good!


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PST on February 09, 2008
79 F / 26 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 31 F / -1 C
Wind: 9 mph / 15 km/h / 4.1 m/s from the North
Pressure: 30.02 in / 1017 hPa (Falling)

Nice day for hiking.

big-pod ceanothus

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

hillside gooseberry

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

waterfall

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(Zone 3b)

2pm and not yet spring:)
Partly sunny, though.
Highs zero to 10 above.
Northeast wind 15 to 30 mph
local gusts 40 to 60 mph.
Thanks, Sidney, for the new thread. Love the coleous and the thought of red bud is very nice, too. It's not up here, but I recall it from California. It was beautiful and grew wild along the canyon road.
Adina~your home is looking very nearly finished; I like the color you've chosen, as well.
marsue~looks like a good day there.
It does looks as if you had a wonderful hike. Love the waterfall.
Alpenglow on the Matanuska Peaks a few evenings ago.
Kiska

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Millersburg, PA(Zone 6b)

kiska, I love to see that alpenglow, it is beautiful.
Our snow melted away, I was hoping it would give the daylillies some protection for tomorrow when the arctic front hits us. High wind advisory from 7AM Sunday until 1 AM Monday night. Winds 35-45 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Temps in the 18 deg range with wind chills 15 to 18 degrees Below zero. Coldest it has been here yet this winter. We are fortunate as we are not cleaning up tornado damage in our area.

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Oh my... Rann and Seeds especially, I'm sending 'springy' vibes your way.!
Adina - Your house looks like a house!! Almost there. How long til it's ready?
Sydney - I love alllll your coleus.
Kiska - gorgeous alpenglow!

70F was our high today. If only it would stay this way! Azaleas & Narcissus budding and blooming, even an Iris bud here and there. Other stuff greening up. Tonight's low will be upper 30s. ("normal")

Little veronica umbrosa starting to bloom. :)
Deb

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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Currently: 30F Cloudy
Currently: -1C Cloudy
Wind: North at 14 MPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: 21F
Barometer: 30.22 inches and
Wind Chill: 20F
Wind: North at 22 KPH
Humidity: 69%
Dewpoint: -6C
Barometer: 1023 millibars and
Wind Chill: -6 C
Sunrise: 7:18 am
Sunset: 5:48 pm


Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Ah if it's Coleus it must be Sidney!

41 here and once again it was a very windy day.
Sunny though so the GH's and workroom was nice and toasty.
We are though shooting for single digits by Monday morning... so I suspect more wind.

In fact this just in......

west to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and
50 mph are expected across the advisory area tonight through
sunday afternoon.
wind gusts are forecast to gradually decrease
sunday evening.
winds of this magnitude may bring down tree
limbs. also...shallow rooted trees may also be blown down due to
the wet ground from recent heavy rainfall.

LOL!
GREAT!
Ric

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

At least I don't have wind to worry about. lol. Just freezing cold temps again tomorrow. Blah! I want spring time!! LOL

Fritch, TX(Zone 6b)

Sid, thanks fo rthe new thread. Hoping to feel better soon. At least the house guests are permantenly moved out and we are regaining our own space!

i am going to guess Peurto Rico on the trivia, don't remember which letter that was LOL

Hello, cyber folks over the garden fence, won't you be our neighbors?

tf

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Crikey! I'll add you Ric, and Pepper to my "springy" vibes list!!

I forgot, Joey, I guess A-Java.

Deb

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

trivia guess is Puerto Rico

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

We were out in the Hot Tub and about a half an hour ago the wind came racing thru.
Then a few sprinkles .......then a driving rain.
The temps actually went up 5 outside to 46 but the wind chill dropped to 32 .

Gonna be another Howler tonight!
Ric

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Sunny, bright, windy

Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Dyson, you just told our weather!LOL
The doggies found the perfect place to cuddle.

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(Zone 3b)

-10F Dark at 7:15am
After it's light out: Sunny.
Highs zero to 10 above.
Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.
Gusts 30 to 45 mph in the morning. Windchill is not even mentioned; but it's cold:)
se_eds~at least w/the snow gone, the wind won't have that to blow around. Sounds like a good day to be indoors.
Dyson & adina; a world apart but having similiar weather conditions; love this site; otherwise, would never have known.
Ric~and did the wind howl last night?
Deb~ from 70 to the 30's; what a wild range of temps to keep up with:)
tf ~ sounds as if things are getting better, including yourself. Take care and get well soon.
pepper~ no wind is something to be glad about :))
Sunset on the Chugach mt. range.
Kiska

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Like Dyson and adina Sunny, bright, (but I'll add VERY) windy.
We just about got blown off the Bridge to KY....
Then we saw a Pigeon get slammed upside down into an apt building.....

Not for the faint of heart out there today.
23 (Wind Chill 7) W 24 MPH Gusts to 55 MPM...

Ric

(Zone 3b)

awwwh: poor pigeon; hold on to your hats;
I'm getting ready to head out into the cold/wind; not looking forward to errands. Temp has dropped a few more degrees w/sunup. Nearly 10am and it's now:
-12F
Kiska

Georgetown, SC(Zone 8a)

Sunny and breezy. 66F now at 330PM, but expecting frost tonight. To cover everything,...again...or not to cover. I'm so over it. :)
Kiska - I really should NOT complain, as I see your -12!!

Neighbor's camellia. Mine are still buds.
Deb


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(Zone 3b)

Deb~ you can complain all you'd like:)) what's cold is cold; just a matter of degrees, no pun intended:))
-2F at noon time; sunny,bright and glittering snow.
Yesterday; windswept, sunny and below zero in Palmer. Balto; the lead dog in diptheria serum run to Nome.
Kiska

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Sochi, Russia

I do not comlain, but I'm worried.
To warm winter.
39F
We had a nation wide ski festival today.
OK, Siberia, Far East, Urals were up to par. But our folks were skiing on the mixture of water, sand and residual SNOW.
I bet, there's something wrong about all the stuff...
40F!!!!!Yuck...

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(Zone 7a)

There are a couple of names I recognize here. Can anyone join in? Is there a theme? Or just "Weather"?

Mau, I have more pictures to share since you know I love them.

Some very pretty pics here, especially the camellia.

Sochi, Russia

Kwanjin! You are always welcome! Just drop in any pics you have! We'll sort them out together!!!

(Zone 7a)

Thanks. I always enjoy looking and sharing.

The Rocky Mountains from our front porch.

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(Zone 7a)

And my Helleborus are budding.

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Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

It was a beautiful winters day here in NW PA with single digit temps, winds gusting to 50 mph and plenty of snow. . I found myself caught up in quite a few whiteouts on my 20 mile trip to Meadville this afternoon and had to stop a few times for a break in the wind so I could tell where the road was but had no real problems. There were many, many accidents in the area though.

Now the temp is 5 and Dyson Darkness has settled in. The wind will die down a bit overnight and the highs will be back up in the 20's by Tues. with 30 forecast by next Sunday.

I'm really enjoying everyone's photos........

Here are a couple of winter photos from earlier today. This one is beautiful downtown Springboro.

early_bloomer

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Springboro, PA(Zone 5a)

Another "through the windshield" photo................




early_bloomer

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Sochi, Russia

Early_bloomer, I envy your winter. Lets swap! OK!?

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

16 (Wind Chill 2) should be around 10 by work time.
We're looking at some real Winter by Tuesday morning.

This just in.........

Winter Storm Watch
a mixture of snow...sleet and freezing rain will develop monday
night. the wintry mix will then change over to all rain through
the day on tuesday.

total snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice
accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch will be possible
through tuesday.

e_b that was some serious snow there!
Lake affect or what's left from the Chicago/Milwaukee stuff?

Kwanjin Welcome!!!
Beautiful scenery you have there!

Kiska I got a good laugh w/ that red scarf on Balto...
Guess you don't bring your Brass Dogs in eh....?

Ric

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

It's freezing yet I am sitting here eating Ben and Jerry's. Now I am even colder than I was before! LOL

Currently: 12F Mostly Cloudy
Currently: -11C Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Northeast at 8 MPH
Humidity: 47%
Dewpoint: -3F
Barometer: 30.48 inches and
Wind Chill: 1F
Wind: Northeast at 12 KPH
Humidity: 47%
Dewpoint: -19C
Barometer: 1032 millibars and
Wind Chill: -17 C
Sunrise: 7:17 am
Sunset: 5:49 pm



Millersburg, PA(Zone 6b)

early bloomer, your photos looked like my area about 10AM this morning. Later sunlight melted most of the ice/snow mix. Currently
12.3 F / -10 C
Clear
Windchill: 3 F / -16 C

It didn't get as cold as predicted - but we are still getting those 35-45 mph winds with gusts to 50 mph. Supposed to die down after Midnight.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

LOL!
I'm drinking Iced Tea... though some Chunky Monkey does sound good!

Ric

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Chocolate Fudge Brownie. LOL. And I have been drinking iced tea too but was always huddled under covers.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

se_eds we finally got out of those winds a few hours ago.
The silence outside is Priceless!

Ric

(Zone 3b)

1F Up 12 degrees since this morning; looking good now:)
Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening...then cloudy with scattered snow showers toward morning. Lows zero to 5 below. North wind 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Local gusts to 40 mph.
Sunrise/sunset: 8:55 AM AKST 5:26 PM AKST
Tomorrow will be 5m 42s longer
ric~the silence after a windy storm is wonderful; just had never thought much about it till you mentioned it. Balto looks great w/red scarf; don't you think>:)
KG~sure doesnt' sound like good snow for skiing. Maybe there'll be more to freshen it up a bit.
kwanjin~your weather and pics are welcome here; it's a wonderful thread to follow. Love your view, too.
E_B~wow, what a trip; glad you made it safely.
Note the power outlet for plugging in your car during the cold at the Visitor Center; downtown Palmer. I didn't need to use it, wasn't there but a few minutes.
Kiska

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(Zone 7a)

Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

We have 30 now but earlier it was 50! Pretty warm considering we had 0 not too long ago. Snow, snow, snow until this week. Looking forward to spring.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

A very unusual year here in Spokane, WA. It is on the Eastern side of the state, so we are used to snow, White Christmas', snowmen, etc. But I have never seen so much snow in my life! Roads closed (including main roads and Interstates), massive school closures, people, even after over 3 weeks are trapped at their homes if they live in the rural areas - emergency help is only by helicopter and snowmobiles.

It is finally starting to thaw and we are expecting rain for most of this week. I am looking forward to not having to find someone to dig out my car (I have a broken arm or I'd do it). I am looking forward to getting out more.

Spring is definitely welcomed here in my part of the world.

Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

We had company over the weekend so I didnt get a chance to check out what everyone has been up to. It was such a beautiful weekend and it pains me to say that I didnt get a chance to play in the dirt at all. : (

Marsue Sorry Phal is short for Phaleanopsis.
Adina - Your house is going to be gorgeous! I know you cant wait to move in!
Bev Your cardinal does look like its say brrrr!
Sideny My coleus is coming back. I thought one of the freezes we had killed it.
Kelli It will be nice when there is water in the waterfall again. Great pictures!
Kiska The alpenglow is beautiful. Must be a nice change to see it in the winter. Sounds like youre getting a little warmer (not so low in the negative temps).
Deb Pretty blooms!
Ric Sounds like a wild howling weekend you had! Those are some strong winds you had!
Kiska- nice statue of Balto and I love the red scarf
Kwanjin Welcome! And WOW nice view from your porch!
E_B Love the snow pics!
Karrie Welcome to you as well!

41.2 F / 5 C
Clear
Humidity: 59%
Dew Point: 28 F / -2 C
Wind: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0 km/h
Pressure: 30.30 in / 1026.0 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft / 6 m

Today
Mostly sunny. High 65. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

I'm hoping to do a little work outside before dark tonight. I'm planning (hoping) to mow the lawn this weekend - no real grass - mostly weeds at this time!

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