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dave

January 12, 2009
9:50 AM

Post #5995354

There are a total of 540 votes:


Yes, but just a few flakes
(49 votes, 9%)
Red dot


Yes, it covered the ground, but is now gone
(116 votes, 21%)
Red dot


Yes, and it is still here!
(203 votes, 37%)
Red dot


No, we have not had any snow yet
(62 votes, 11%)
Red dot


We do not have snow where I live.
(110 votes, 20%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

valrita

January 12, 2009
10:16 AM

Post #5995371

Oh, I'm first! YAY. It's snowed a few times lightly and we got about 2" last night. It's pretty this morning.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 12, 2009
11:04 AM

Post #5995406

I was very happy to be able to click the last box: NO SNOW where I live!
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2009
11:20 AM

Post #5995418

Piles of it! It's a typical Western NY winter. Lots of snow. Then it gets warm enough to melt a bit. Then it freezes again. So now there's ice under the snow. Makes it fun to walk down the driveway to get the mail. But my mom was from Texas and lived in fear of the twisters. She always said she'd rather live here. the snow will always melt eventually. No hurricanes, no earthquakes...all in all, not so bad.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
12:31 PM

Post #5995492

Yes, and it's still here. We just got 12" over the weekend!! Yeah!! It is so pretty, and with the full moon and clear sky last night it was almost magical looking.

Deb

podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #5995503

No and NO!!!! No snow yet and hopefully No snow where I live!!! Come on summer!
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

January 12, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #5995509

Hah! What snow? I've been wishing for a good snowstorm all winter so far and nothing, not even much cold weather. This is pathetic.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 12, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #5995526

We have snow that came in November still here. It has snowed here about every other day for the last week. Snowing this morning with a blizzard warning for later today. Schools are all closed!

Typical winter scene here.

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #5995529

Snow? What is snow? I remember hearing about that, but its more the stuff of legend.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #5995546

I never in a million years thought I would have check the box that said:

Yes, it covered the ground, but is now gone

mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #5995614

Oh yeah, we have snow! Cleared the driveway again just yesterday.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

January 12, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #5995626

Plenty to go around up here on my hill in MA. it's actually snowing right now. You are welcome to all of it, though my son, with two snowblowers, loves it.
Martha
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #5995690

No snow here. I wish I could say yes ... I miss having a 'real' winter!
WNYwillieB
Buffalo, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #5995719

So far for the year, to date : 62.4 inches
Normal for a year, to this day: 46.7 inches

Departure from normal: +15.7 inches

Amount measurable on the ground: 5 inches


Yesterday/Today Pic

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 12, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #5995748

This is this morning.

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #5995764

We've had around 11 feet so far. It was all melted away twice and with the frigid air coming down this week should slow with Lake Erie freezing over. Gotta love western NY.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 12, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #5995766

We've had a bit of ice and sleet, but it goes away in a day or so.
rileyobo
Clarksville, MD

January 12, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #5995791

Newbie question here. How do you vote? Thanks

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 12, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #5995802

There should be a voting area on your homepage. Scroll all the way down, because it may be at the bottom. Let us know if you do not see it and we'll help you get it enabled.
Kristi_L
Kalamazoo, MI

January 12, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #5995839

LOTS of it. Our St. Bernard eats it!

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

January 12, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #5995864

We've had piles and piles of snow. We had record breaking snow in December... the snowiest month ever recorded in our area. Now we have record breaking cold coming. Seems all we do here this winter is shovel and shiver. I just keep telling myself that every day is closer to spring.

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magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #5995910

We have piles of snow!

Kristi_L can I borrow your St. Bernard ;) ?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #5995911

It doesn't snow where I live and I want to know who's sending all the cold temperature's down this way? Brrr ... we are going to have a very cold week here, with expected lows in the 30's and highs only in the 50's and 60's! Yikes, twenty degrees below what we've been experiencing for a long while!

I do remember a few years ago when we actually had snow flurries here in Daytona Beach! It was kinda neat, standing out and seeing little teeny snowflakes floating through the air! But, I don't want all that COLD, white stuff down here. I Love seeing the beautiful photo's and would love to take a vacation some winter to where there's snow but I can't imagine having to endure more than three or four days of it! Born and raised in the South, I've never driven in snow and ice and don't want to have that experience!

CountryGardens & WNYwillieB and Staceysmom: Your photo's are beautiful to this southern lady ... serene and peaceful scenery. It's really something to go from one day with the flowers blooming, and the next having everything covered in snow. What a difference one day can make in the North!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #5995918

Kristi_L, what a gorgeous St. Bernard! My sister and her husband had one many years ago ... named him "Boozer"! He was a sweetie but didn't have snow to eat ... they lived in Miami, so he had the pool to swim in!
jomoncon
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #5995962

It's very unusual to have snow in New Orleans,but about 3 weeks ago,we had 5"!! It snowed about half the day, but was gone the next morning. In 2 days, the temps were back up in the 70's. Today, we're having another cold snap - it's down to the low 60's.
sasha10
Valsolda
Italy
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #5996008

Snow here is almost a weekly occurence. It never lasts long, because it always rains after.

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 12, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #5996027

Oh my! Snow on palm trees...what an experience!
sasha10
Valsolda
Italy
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #5996114

It does feel a bit strange walking next to palm trees in the snow. It hasn't snowed here this week, but its very cold here -6C.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #5996157

We're expecting -6 here only on the Farenheit scale which makes it -21 C ! That's a predicted night time low this week :-( I've had enough snow to last me all winter already. We're over 5 feet of snow with the same melt-thaw cycle Buffalo has had. Nice to be rid of the snow but once you get a melt followed by a freeze you've got a sheet of ice on the ground and walking is treacherous. Since we have livestock we can't stay in doors and enjoy the view. Wednesday high is suppose to be 9F or -12C. Yuk! May it be a short winter and a long spring for all!!

MollyD

brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #5996234

I'm with Jeri11 -- freak storm mid-December, the earliest ever, gone that day and no more since.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #5996302

Three minor dustings of snow here (max 1cm) over the last 2 months, none of them lasted long. And nothing below -4C, despite most of the last month being colder than average.

55N latitude (same as central Canada!).

Resin
dobra1629
Houma, LA

January 12, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #5996331

No snow here. Thank God. If it ever snows here I will have to move even further south or to some island. I hate cold!

Dorothy
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #5996495

Kristi, I love your St Bernard. Some friends of our used to have one named Boulder. She said the first time she'd ever seen a St Bernard puppy was when she went to college in Boulder, CO. So when she got her first St she decided to name him Boulder since that was where she saw her first.
I had to click on: Yes, it covered the ground, but is gone now. I love the snow, it makes for a peaceful calm in the area. My Labs love the snow too! They like to eat it as well, also run their noses through it like snow plows! This was taken last yr when they were 4 month old pups. DH had plowed the driveway and put it in a pile for them to play on.
Susan105
( '..' )

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mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #5996515

Here's a picture of a recent snowfall for those of you who are "snow deprived"!

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #5996598

Thanks mamasita, this is what it looked like before it melted.
Susan105
( '..' )

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Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

January 12, 2009
5:57 PM

Post #5996679

Mamasita: Thank you, thank you, thank you! To me, there is nothing better than a good winter snowstorm, some good stout soup on the stove or in a crock and knowing I don't have anywhere to go! Oh, yeah, bring it on!
bamagirl35973
Cedar Bluff, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2009
6:11 PM

Post #5996729

I love all of the snow pictures!
We rarely get snow here, maybe a few flurries now and then.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 12, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #5996753

How come people that claim no snow don't post pictures ? We would like to see grass again!

crazy4brugs

crazy4brugs
Kansasville, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #5996881

We got dumped on again over the weekend. A very light snow and with the wind that is coming tonight it will be blown all over. More shoveling...ugh

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AngelSong
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #5997042

No Sno here...

plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #5997127

Well, it's cloudy, breezy and dreary here today. Currently 63 degrees ... predicted to be 37 degrees tonight and 30 tomorrow night! Y'all can have your cold weather back!:-)


This photo was taken last September or October.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #5997178

Oh wait, CountryGardens, you said you wanted to see grass again. Here ya go ... a little part of my side yard last month.

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #5997203

Not enough, hoping for more soon, (I love snow)! ☺

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mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #5997226

Is that the LIE, WaterCan?

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
8:33 PM

Post #5997264

We get a light dusting of snow about once every decade or so. Had the last one in '97. It's great when we do get that .0001in of snow because we have to shut the whole city down and take the day off from work. Now that you mention it, I think we are overdue for another snow day.
wandygirl
Brookfield, CT

January 12, 2009
9:25 PM

Post #5997526

scutler, you bring a smile to my face. I moved with my family to Charlotte, NC in April of 1996 from northern New Jersey. That past winter we had the blizzard of the century, with around two feet of snow on the ground for weeks on end. I couldn't leave NJ fast enough. I know the western NY folks are rolling their eyes, but hey, that's a lot of snow for NJ. We lived in Charlotte for 4 years. One of those years there was a freak snowstorm with 6 inches of snow. Well, it was just as you said, the whole city shut down so the two snow plows owned by the city could take care of the roads. I loved living in Charlotte, not least of all for its proximity to Charleston, a truly lovely city.

They're predicting sub-zero temps for us later this week. I'm going to bundle my crape myrtles (another thing I loved about Charlotte) in burlap so they don't get zapped.

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #5997583

wandygirl, hoping your crepe myrtles make it through ok. LOL, about that 6in of snow shutting the city down, but it does make for an enjoyable vacation day.
ownedbycats
Southern, NH
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #5997816

we've had it all - snow (about 3 feet worth) and ice!
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

January 12, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #5998035

We are having a "January Thaw ". Snow and ice are melting fast during the balmy 40 degree days and then freezing again at night when it's in the low 20's. I read somewhere that February is our biggest snow month here.
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 12, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #5998048

I Had to say yes to snow and ice and it is still on the ground and probably will still be there until the end of March. I usually use a skid loader to clear my 175 feet of drive way. This fall I had a hydrostatic pump go out, so now it takes longer with a garden tractor with a snow blower on the front. I can clean out in front of a friends store front and parking, then use it on my driveway. Not a bad deal unless it is really cold and windy. I may have to build a heat houser for his unit. :>)
Well at least I know where my wheel barrow is.

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mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #5998100

Hemophobic, you are so right about a good, stout soup ready to eat after cleaning up after a storm! This last time, I prepared a batch of copycat Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden makes the original) and it really hit the spot! I usually make Hot & Sour soup or, (even better), a large pot of chili.
Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #5998506

Had 15 inches here in Portland, Oregon. It was around for a while, then freezing rain, and snow again, etc. It's all gone now but I wish we would get more as long as it melts slowly to avoid flooding. My dog LOVES the snow!

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ladygardener1
Near Lake Erie, NW, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #5998808

Yes, and still more to come!!!! I have had enough!!!!!

Somewhere under all this is a watergarden and spring bulbs waiting to show there stuff.

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Annette_M
New Waverly, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 13, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #5998809

Had a few flakes, but nothing that "stuck".
diamndsnjns
Crosby, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #5998812

We actually had snow here...that's REALLY unusual for us - we never see the white stuff!
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #5998840

No its 'Sunrise Highway' Mamasita, (Route 27), South of the LIE just before rush hour, the LIE would have been much more treacherous at that time.

- Not because of the snow... because of the drivers! ☺
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #5998881

It's always the drivers, WC! Same up here.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #5999266

Perfectly snowful for snow angels and dancing.

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Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #5999371

Dahlianut tell me about your greenhouse. Is it heated? Do you start seeds there? Can you over winter plants there?
Nice pose!
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

January 13, 2009
6:22 AM

Post #5999586

Yep, I'm with Jeri in Louisiana... it's rare that we can check "It covered the ground but now it's gone". The odd years that it snows here, the snow usually comes in February. We got an early treat this year that lasted well into the next day. YAY!

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 13, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #5999925

Looks like global warming has hit! LOL!

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 13, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #5999949

Beautiful Ev!!
Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 13, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6000042

Beautiful pictures of the snow. We had snow only twice that I can remember, once in '73 and then again in '82. Both only lasted the one day. I do remember everyone freaked out, nothing open but the hospital, fire dept and police station.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6000100

So far none...usually get some snow between now and March. I just want spring and summer to come. Love the lazy days of summer and the beach.
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 13, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6000251

Bernie, I agree. But the global warming seems to be all indoors. LOL
gardengirl1960
La Porte, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #6000546

We had snow - In zone 9a on Dec. 13th- Right outside Houston by The Coast. It was so different that it made news on CNN.
Covered the ground for over 24 hours here is the snowman my oldest son made on our porch he was smitten until my son tripped in the snow and knocked his head off.
Tricia

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6000581

Portland1 I fire up the greenhouse in late Feb with an electric heater and shut it down end of November. I don't overwinter plants in there. I have a cold room. I germinate most of my seeds in there and start all my dahlias. In the summer it's a tomato/basil house.
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6000666

Wow Portland, I didn't realize you got that much. We didn't even have that much here. Here's a pic from last yr when we did have alot of snow. I used this pic for my Christmas cards.
Susan

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gardengirl1960
La Porte, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6000698

Here is another photo this is my back yard on Dec. 13th in zone 9a! And they talk about global warming?? Hugh?

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
4:48 PM

Post #6000703

Here's a pic of our bull, he was a yr and a half and weighed about 1000lbs. then. We got about 10 inches that day.

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6000710

Here's another with the other calves trying to figure out what he is! LOL!

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6000720

And here's his handsome face.

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Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6000735

Global warming intensifies weather patterns. So, the more severe storms we are seeing with increased snow fall and flooding are a result of global warming. It is not as simple as degrees F.
Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6000741

gardener - that looks like one big bull!
I like the pic you used for your cards - a very charming scene.
kathy65468
Eunice, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6000834

We get more freezing rain than snow in winter months. Hate snow but hate ice more!
iris28
(dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 13, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6000859

i think it is so crazy that you guys in z 9 have snow at all . we have barely had any flurries and defiantly no sticking . no ice or black ice . it has barely been winter here . i better shut mouth we are supposed to get some temps below 10 for a couple days .
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6000894

Portland, he probably weighs about 1500lbs now. We used to have his GF that weighed 2210lbs when we sold him. He was a gentle giant, DH used to sit on his back and he'd just stand there. His name was Magneto but we called him Bud. We had his Great Uncle too, he weighed 1970lbs when we sold him, his name was Sir Victor. We sold them both within a weeks time, we couldn't take them together in the trailer as they would have fought and we would have probably wrecked. This guys name is Lucky as he was a twin and we made his brother a steer, I named him Notsolucky as half of him is in our freezer now.
And thanks for the compliment.
Susan

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Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6000905

Sorry - I don't know exactly what a steer is. I thought it was just a big male cow. I am really dumb about farm type things!
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #6000922

Portland, A bull is a whole male, a steer is a altered male. Don't be sorry, and no you're not dumb. If you don't know just ask.
Susan
gansurambler
Avon, NY
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2009
6:10 PM

Post #6001048

Almost every year we get lots of snow here in Wester New York. I keep over 1375 feet of paths shoveled, out to the mailbox, the duck coop, the chicken coops, the bird feeders,and the greenhouses.



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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6001089

I need a nap just thinkin about that much shovelling.
Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 13, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6001203

Dahlianut I'm with you. I would just hand out snowshoes. LOL
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
7:28 PM

Post #6001322

Couple of weeks ago the drifting was so bad we just threw in the shovel and put out a sign 'Stay Home You Fools' :-)
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 13, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #6001570

It snowed once above approx. 3,000 ft elevation, but down here it basically doesn't snow at all. That's fine with me.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #6001793

Plantlady...would love to see my yard looking that green again. Possibility we might have some flurries Fri. and the temp. is steady dropping the next few days. Glad I'm retired and don't have to go out and drive in the stuff anymore...people around here panic and close the schools if we get an inch or two. Now I can stay indoors and drink hot chocolate and go out only if I want to Hee Hee
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6002581

So weird.. zone 9 with snow and here we haven't even had any flurries, which is fine with me! It's been cold but that's it. I think Mom Nature is being kind to us after the lousy ice storm last winter :) We were 12 days without power ..thank goodness we had a small generator!
That is why I moved away from SE Iowa 10 years ago ..to get away from storms like that! LOL!!!

Here's a picture from the ice storm last year. It's looking out into the street from our back pasture..that tree is our neighbors, who made sure that they stayed away until we had it cleared so that the utility company would come rerun our electric. They never came over to help or to apologize or to say "kiss my butt!" Nice,huh? :) To add insult to injury, they had their electric back on in 3 days compared to our 12! But they didn't come home until about a week after the storm, when we had most of it cleaned up.

oh well.. what goes around comes around :) LOL

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6003027

I'm with you CG. There will be a MN payback down the road for them I'm sure.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6003234

Well I guess you could actually say we haven't had any snow this year. There was enough that covered a few spots in the yard but thats it. Had snow flurries today and the sun was shining. HUH?????
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
3:49 AM

Post #6003327

You've heard of sunshowers flowerfantasy? Snow is plump rain. You had a plump sun shower. Cool.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2009
4:09 AM

Post #6003380

ROFLOL Yeah thats about the size of it .

happytail

happytail
St. Simon's Island, GA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
4:37 AM

Post #6003464

Well, I say it doesn't snow where I live, but we had 5 inches just north of New Orleans on Dec. 11th. I've been here 20 years, and only seen flurries. This was a first.

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
4:52 AM

Post #6003498

Funky weirdness happytail. Very unusual. So many from the south mentioned that they had snow coverage for the first time. That looks like major snow angel potential. Did you? Go ahead. Try it. I willl be your cheerleader :-) I have a standing offer with the south for mitten support if needed.

happytail

happytail
St. Simon's Island, GA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
5:02 AM

Post #6003517

Well, I couldn't get the dogs out in it at all, but I did make some snowballs and run around in it a little. I'm definately a warm weather person. We're having some upper 20's over the next few nights, but back into the 50's during the day. But this is cold for us. Winter will be over in about 6-7 weeks here, and it's been so warm the past few weeks, my Japanese Maples and redbuds are blooming, and my gladiolas and amaryllis are peeping up. Guess that will all be gone by the weekend, with this cold weather. Oh, well. That's Louisiana, I guess.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
5:16 AM

Post #6003545

Snowballs and running around in snow counts happytail. Glad to hear you participated in your snowfullness. I certainly would never ever wish it on you or your plants but if it happens it's nice to frolic. Thahks for sharing happtail.
dmdula
Morganton, NC

January 14, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6004068

No, we rarely get snow here and when we do. its usually just a couple of inches. It's supposed to be 9 degrees F here on sat, though. BRRRRR!!!
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #6004165

Not suppose to get above the 30's for the next four days here. I sure don't like this cold weather, but they did take away the snow forecast Fri. I'll be glad when the weather channel says "sunny, hot and humid" again!!
Tuesdaymorn
Magalia, CA

January 14, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6004282

Early snow in December, about 21/2-3 feet and it just won't go away. Temperatures
below freezing at nite and icy. Forgot to leave faucet on so my pipes froze. After living here
30 years I should be used to the winter routine. The temperature is getting warmer in the
day (which is very strange) and living right on the creek bank I will be sand bagging for
the next few days.
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

January 14, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6004961

I will probably still have a pile of snow at the end of my driveway on Memorial Day.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 14, 2009
6:39 PM

Post #6005153

Now, marie, think positive. It will be gone by tulip time.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6005637

We had snow last month, too, which is very odd for us. We didn't quite have enough on the ground to make a snow angel, but we did make some snowmen!
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6005642

Oops.. forgot the photo. They are on top of the car.

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6005954

Yay, car top ornaments! LOL!
Susan
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #6006113

I would have never thought to make mini snow people on top of the car. That is so neat Marylyn!!!!
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
11:07 PM

Post #6006186

I was thinking the same thing FlipFlops. Little snowpeople everywhere :-) I checked and there is no snowman rulebook so it's doable.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
11:21 PM

Post #6006249

... and I mean a FEW flakes.. maybe 20... that is all the precipitation I have seen in months.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6006255

No rain either LhasaLover?? That doesn't sound good.
zorba
Lake George, MN
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6006290

It was a little "chilly" night before last -38 degrees!! We have about two feet of snow and it has been here since before Thanksgiving. One of my sons from North Carolina just moved up here along with his miniature Schnauzer, Angel. She definitely is not a snow angel!! Poor dog really freaked! Had to get her a coat and booties. It was a riot watching her walk for the first time in those booties. It has been several days since the temperature has gone above zero. Thank goodness for gardening web sites! I've planted quite a few acres(in my mind!). Actually, a good heavy snow cover up here is something all gardeners here hope for. It's insulating value is wonderful. Those winters with a light snowfall is when we lose a lot of plants, many well established and several years old. That hurts!! If I could spent my winters in a warm place (Puerto Rico is my favorite) and come back here to enjoy our wonderfully cool summers, then I would say I have the best of both worlds. We live on a lake with cool breezes in the summer and the gardening is perfect, weather-wise! I enjoy all those pictures of tropical looking gardens. Current economic conditions rule so much of our lives that having a warm home and food on the table when so many have so much less makes us gardeners realize how truly blessed we are just to have a plot of land of our own.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6006356

Well said zorba. I hear you about the importance of snow cover for us.

beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
12:07 AM

Post #6006409

I was torn between we' don't have any yet' and 'it doesn't snow where I live'. Snow is rare here, but we do get some occasionally. Most of Oregon was inundated with the stuff in Dec. but here on the southern coast of Oregon (we call it the Banana Belt) it is much more mild. Gardener105---thanks for the snow pics of your farm. We were in Eagle Crest the 3rd week in Oct. and it was balmy and beautiful. Hard to believe what it's like now. And Portland1, you people really have had nasty weather this winter. Today is like a spring day here and has been for a few. Feels good. We haven't had snow, but Lots of cold rain.
redheadedwonder11
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 15, 2009
1:50 AM

Post #6006835

It has been so nice for the last few days I thought we might get to the bare ground but lo and behold it cooled down and snowed again today :'( The weather is supposed to be around 10C for the next few days so maybe we will see the ground! I guess I am just lucky I don't have to shovel the snow :)
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #6007342

I barely remember what precipitation looks like... a few drops in December... enough to put some mud on my car... literally.. the drops of water coming down pick up the dirt in the air.. mud rain but it was just a few drops.. they did get a little rain 20 miles east and rain goes north and south of us, just none here. It is about a 20 mile band that gets no rain and they built a city there! LOL afraid the few snow flakes I saw were it so far too... called my mother 3 miles away but she did not see any.
rntx22
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
5:18 AM

Post #6007418

Another Houstonian here, and I too had to check the box "it snowed here but it's gone now." 19 out of 20 years I would be able to say 'it doesn't snow here" !! I think that freak weather system in early December changed the results for a lot of us in the south.

staceysmom - what is that strange contraption you are using to get rid of the snow? LOL



Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6007963

Quoting:I think that freak weather system in early December changed the results for a lot of us in the south.


Yup, I think rntx22 is right! :-)

Thanks, FlipFlops! :-) The snow on the ground was pretty sparse, so we worked with the snow on the car. LOL By the time we finished making the snow people and throwing snowballs at each other, the car was pretty much cleared off. I grew up in the Midwest (Illinois/Wisconsin/Ohio), so I do know what a real winter is - and I really don't miss it! One snow day every 5-10 years is a fun interlude.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #6008495

I don't know what it means, in terms of true climate change, but so far this winter we have had much more snow and colder temps on Cape Cod than I can remember since we moved here four years ago. (Photo taken 5 days ago, and we're having more snow today.)


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gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6008602

It has snowed twice in my lifetime in south Texas. Once was when I was in high school over 50 years ago and then again about 15 years ago. I don't miss the snow even a little bit ...smiling
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #6008679

You're welcome beebonnet. Yeah, it's not very often the entire state gets snow. I would like to see snow on the beach just once though. We don't have any now and the animals are happy about that (except the dogs of course). Last yr playing on top of the snow mound DH put there for them, they had a milk jug that they were playing with and Moose dropped it on the other side.
Susan

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fancyvan
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 15, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6008802

Have we had snow yet??????/LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
In December we had 3 times the snow fall normally expected.
Unfortunately this city does not have a bare pavement snow removal policy and does not plow side streets. So the side streets in particular are pretty bad and with current warming the packed snow is loose and ruts deep so lots of people get totally stuck and now we are going to have a melt down in the next few days so risk of flooding! And then there are the people who dont think they need to shovel their sidewalks ( another city by law - clear your own sidewalk within 24 hours) But thats another story!
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6008810

fancy, sounds like you're having a ball up there! LOL!
Susan105

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 15, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6008875

Well, it is a balmy 12 degrees, headed for a toasty 17 this afternoon...yeah, I know, I know...but that is pretty miserable here in south west KY where the winter time temps average in the 30's and 40's

No snow here either...just frozen ground...another rare thing.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6008935

No snow here yet. We hardly get snow, and when we do, it is usally gone by the time it warms up. 59 here today.

Linda Kay
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #6009577

A photo out the front door this morning. (9 deg. below zero ) so I didn't stay out long.
This snow came down yesterday about 5-6 inches.
I prefer snow if it is going to get this cold, acts like a blanket to the plants.

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FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6009885

Pretty picture Gardengus. The forecast here was for snow the beginning of next week but now they say not! Still cold (not as cold as where you are) but suppose to be in the teens tonight and tomorrow night and only 28 degrees tomorrow. That's still cold to me and cold here in Tidewater. Still no snow this year but we do get some occasionally and I have seen 12 to 18 inches on a very rare occasion in the many years I have lived here. Most of those type storms are when they come from the south and come up the coast. Our biggest threat here is noreasters and hurricanes.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6010294

I'm glad I waited to vote.
We finally had a good amount of snow today (ok just about an inch) but it was coming down pretty hard for awhile, still have snow in the backyard..not so much in the front.
pearl
(Deb) Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6010644

We have not had snow for awhile back. The weather forecast is for 22 degrees for tonight so we might see some snow or frost for tomorrow.
Potagere

January 16, 2009
2:07 PM

Post #6011848

Actually more ice than snow here! But this is the most and the longest-lasting in at least 5 years, with temps the lowest prolonged "cold snap" in a decade!

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grannymarsh
Marquette, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #6011869

130 inches so far this year. Just about average, I think. Not that much on the ground, it settles and condenses, providing a thick layer of insulation for all those plants that I'm pushing zones on...
It's the sub-zero temps that get me down.
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6012263

Couldn't find any place to vote, so tried to write anyway and that didn't work either, so I read your messages and will try to send again. Still lots of snow, has been very foggy all night, all day, this whole week and everything is very pretty with at least 1/2 inch hoarfrost on every tiny thing.

Donna
Potagere

January 16, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6012456

WOW! I lived in a Baker tent in the orchards in Tonasket the Winter of 1948-1949 when I was just 6 months old!
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6013547

Potagere, My husband and I had apple orchard from 1944 when we got married until his health deteriorated too much. Sold the orchard in I think 1987. Which actually was a good time to sell as apple orcharding went downhill after that. We had 80 acres when we sold. We had people from all over the US, Canada, Mexico working for us. Was an interesting time.
Potagere

January 16, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #6013604

Maybe my father worked for you!
You know, I have seen a huge part of the world, but I have never seen Tonasket except in photos my Mother took that Winter.
nomosno
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 17, 2009
8:01 AM

Post #6015455

Have we had snow yet?

Nosireebob, when I finally had enough of the white stuff, I've moved to a place where I can see NOMOSNO!

A few years ago I took pics of flowers from my garden, in each of the 12 months, I lost August but here is the rest, enjoy (or weep...)

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rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2009
3:05 PM

Post #6015971

There is still a lot of snow here, no melting to speak of this month. Has bee heavy fog all of this week with no wind. Here is a picture of a large old Black Locust at the end of my lane. Gets no irrigating, just a tough old tree. It is beautiful now covered every tiny twig with a weeks hoarfrost.

Donna

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Potagere

January 17, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6016205

Beautiful photos, nomosno and rutholive!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2009
7:26 PM

Post #6016880

I live in the area that doesn't get snow, but this year (December 11) it snowed from mid-aftrnoon until late at night. It was all gone when I woke up the next day. Now, that's my kind of snow!
I found out how hard it is to take photos of snow falling...and how cold you get when you're trying.

Here's some green with snow...that's basil behind the pot.

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ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6016905

You want more green? Photo taken the same day - when the snow started, but you can't see it.

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Potagere

January 18, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #6019101

Magnificent garden, ceejay!
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

January 18, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6019321

well I for one am ready for it to be gone LOL way to much already and still here almost every other day need to clean sidewalks due to lake squals.Cant wait for the tulips to start popping up lol.

beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #6019492

nomosnow---looks like you found August. I love your collage. Did you do that with Picasa? It's amazing that you can pick that many flowers in winter.
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #6020326

A few inches of snow & ice (too little to plow, but more than salt can handle) every couple of days or weeks here. Every times it warms ups and melts it snows again.

It's quite pretty, but the icy parking lot in the apt complex is deadly for my senior citizen neighbors. (PA highest % of seniors after FL) Ambulance count: 2 broken hips, one heart attack. They're all recovering slowly. I'm hoping we're finished with sirens.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 18, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6020377

The Lehigh Valley is one of the prettiest places in the country...consider yourself lucky. Best wishes to your neighbors though. Old people and ice do not mix well.
Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 18, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #6020549

My parents live near Lake Tahoe - they are 86 & 92. I found things that strap to their snow boots that have metal teeth like snow shoes on the bottom. They can't slip even if they try, and they did try when they tested them! Works great since they can use their own comfy boots.
Potagere

January 18, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #6020572

Hey Portland, I have friends in nearby Geneva (Switzerland, not New York). He's 82 and someone sent him a set of those for Christmas. He was laughing when he told me about them: "On my size 12 shoes? I'm gonna have to give them to Elisabeth!" (His wife, who's 80 and wears size 6!)
I'm glad to hear that these are working for your folks and that they have the courage to give them a real test!

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Portland1
(Judi)Portland, OR

January 18, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6020601

Are you kidding??? Give them a test? My parents were walking in the woods the first day they had them. They even packed a lunch in their backpacks so they could stay out all day! But they are pretty hardy stock. My Dad was still downhill skiing until he was 80. He had those looong wooden skis and everyone who saw them wanted to buy them right off his feet. He called them "my sticks" and would cruise around the mountain with perfect form. I didn't grow up in Tahoe since Dad was in the military so we moved a lot, but us kids were put on skis at the age of 3. Spent time in Garmisch when in high school - would love to go back.
Maybe your 82 year old friend needs real snowshoes!
Potagere

January 18, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6020673

His boots almost qualify!
Admittedly, he is a bit less "sporty" than your folks, and a little more cautious now since he fell and broke a hip last year!
violetsrblue
La Porte, IN

January 19, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6022116

Yes we have snow. Got about 15 inches a few days ago and more lake effect expected tonight. Thank goodness spring, summer, and fall are so beautiful around the great lakes!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6022148

For my area, we needed an ICE choice. I'd much rather have snow any day.
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

January 19, 2009
4:49 AM

Post #6022593

Hi, it has been snowing here since Saturday night at about 9pm, it stop today for about 3 hours and now snowing again. We have a winter storm warning up till 3am Monday morning. We now have about a foot of snow on the ground.

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LadybugNH
Derry, NH

January 19, 2009
5:34 AM

Post #6022684

Winter is not even a month old here in NH but we have has some very pretty sights.

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Jungleman
Pasadena, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2009
7:08 AM

Post #6022767

I voted that we do not have snow here *as a rule* I will add. One night a couple of years ago, I was walking down Colorado Blvd. (where the Tournament of Roses Parade is on New Year's Day), and it began to snow. You should have seen the looks on those Californian faces - you have thought Martians had landed. Truly magical!
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #6024148

Ruth, love your pic of the tree with hoarfrost. Here's mine in the pasture, Pines and Junipers. The neighbor's house behind us.
Susan

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gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6024156

Another with our cows.
Susan

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 19, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #6024246

Well it 'snowed' last night. There were about a dozen flakes on the ground under my honeysuckle bush this morning. I had to look twice to make sure.
Potagere

January 19, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6024739

2 days of rain! No more snow! LOTS of mud, though!
gardener105
Bend, OR
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #6025288

YUCK! I can't stand mud.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #6025973

Looks like I may be able to change my no snow vote to a yes vote tomorrow. Are calling for 1 to3 inches tomorrow. We will just have to wait and see.
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2009
3:36 PM

Post #6028133

Snowed again last night - now we can't see what is snow, & what is ice.
Thanks for the tip about the boot spikes. I'll start with the disabled veteran across the hall. He has difficulty walking when it's dry & sunny, much less this stuff...

BTW, it is still beautiful, & the neighborhood kiddos are out sledding as soon as the bus drops them off. It's adorable.

Fill the reservoirs! Raise the water table! :-)
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6028792

I still have a "no snow" vote registered. We had a couple of flurries (had to look real hard to see them) but then the sun came out. They even closed the schools here in anticipation of the "winter storm" HA They did have five inches in Raleigh NC. All we have is windy and cold.

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