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From: MaryW
Date: 12-04-2006, 05:27 PM (1 of 34)
Boy, do we have snow. About a foot so far today. It is now six thirty pm and nothing has let up. Hopefully it will NOT continue thru the night or there will be no school, work, etc. tomorrow. Think of me shovelling tomorrow. :cry:
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-04-2006, 08:40 PM (2 of 34)
We got cold....21 tonight...it only got up to 53 today.
See it gets cold in FL....:shock:

[[[ ]]] I always hated shoveling snow. When we lived in MT it took my husband and I 1,1/2 hrs to shovel the driveway off, it was R E A L L Y long. Don't hurt yourself shoveling...we need you here.:bg:
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From: esrun3
Date: 12-04-2006, 08:59 PM (3 of 34)
I love snow-as long as I don't have to shovel it or drive in it. LOL Which is probably why I live in Phoenix! We just got cold enough to pull out sweaters and now it's warming up again! Was 75 today. Too warm for a sweater here!
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 12-04-2006, 10:19 PM (4 of 34)
Lyn you have the extreme the other way around there. It's gets hot as h%&* in the summer time there. I think I like the Caribbean weather best of all. hehehehehehe

Mary, Watch your step out there shoveling, we are getting to that age when a fall can hurt us really bad. Take it easy and stay warm. NO SCHOOL!!!! Aweee that means your Grandson will be home doesn't it? How old is he? Make the hot cocoa and give him the shovel. ROFL. Hugs
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-05-2006, 03:22 PM (5 of 34)
8" later, it's snowing again. :sick:
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From: DorothyL
Date: 12-05-2006, 05:07 PM (6 of 34)
Keep it Mary.
We got a dusting. That's enough.
Dorothy
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From: Longblades
Date: 12-05-2006, 05:17 PM (7 of 34)
We had our first 30 cm (one foot) on Nov. 3 and poochie girl and I got a couple of nice cross country skiis in on the Sat. and Sun. following, before it all melted away. It came back yesterday and now we have 15 cm. The ground is warm so it is melting from the bottom up but I hope our below freezing nights and days will allow it to stay.
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From: mommydionne
Date: 12-05-2006, 08:03 PM (8 of 34)
Hey Mary, sounds like you are getting buried down home, Here in Ontario we just has freezing rain for a full day on friday, it rained ice so long it looks like we have 2 inches of snow!! I'd prefer the real stuff:bg:
Jeanette
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From: Brenisback
Date: 12-05-2006, 08:54 PM (9 of 34)
Our first snow last night... it was very slippery driving ...I was white nuckled by the time I got home from work...there were fender benders all over the place...Mary I would not want the amount of snow you get...I would have to stay home from work...I am so nervous driving in snow...I rolled my car a few years ago...I guess that is why .
Brenda

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From: Sherri
Date: 12-05-2006, 10:16 PM (10 of 34)
I feel so bad for you:dave: :dave: with 130 cm sitting on the ground right now. I am just glad someone else is getting some. Don't you just love Canada

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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 12-06-2006, 12:40 AM (11 of 34)
Well I guess you ladies need a good laugh right about now. This morning we woke up to the temp outside at 23F at 5:30AM it was dark and I hear a loud Bam!!! The lights are out. I struggle out the bed bumping into everything and get the flash light so I can see the coffee pot to get a cup before it turns cold, Hubby left about half hour ago and the pot is still warm or should be anyway. Well it's not that warm so I figure I better start layering my clothes so I don't freeze my bootie off. I get my jammies on top of that I have another pair of flannel jammies and then the sweats. I make it to the door where I'm going to go see if my grandson is up and ready for school in the Fema trailer in my yard. Ice everywhere out there. I get to the door and I hear him and his step Mom talking to the baby so I knock and open the door and it's warm in there and the lights are on. They have a battery back up. Okay I go back and get my coffee cup and get my son's girlfriend a cup and back across the yard I go watching not to slip and brake a hip or something, I get in the trailer and the lights come back on. Oh great, so I come home and when I get home the lights go out again. I go back to the trailer to use the microwave to warm the coffee and it only works the lights and heater no outlets, not microwave. Oh rats. I stay a little while longer and they come back on again so then I came home and got my coffee and crawled back in the bed and went to sleep until 11:00AM. Too much morning for me. I hate living in the country. The power has gone out here more than it ever did in the city. Can you tell I'm getting homesick. I am I WANT TO GO HOME!!!!

PS I don't do mornings and I hate being cold.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: Sancin
Date: 12-06-2006, 03:24 AM (12 of 34)
Please, please, everyone, don't think or use the word snow!! :mad: I can't even get anywhere near a clear spot to measure how much we have and really don't want to know - but probably a little less than you Sherri, but not much! This wasn't even predicted.

I am praying we have cold weather till March, MommyDionne. I truly hate warmish winters. I'll drive in the snow any day when it is cold but not when it is wet and cold.

It is delightful here when about 10-15 below C. and not snowing. We have the most glorious sunshine - but not tonight :cry:
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-06-2006, 06:14 AM (13 of 34)
Its -15C. here, that is 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Brrrrrrr.
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-06-2006, 10:26 AM (14 of 34)
Converting 130 cm. of snow is about 4' of the white stuff.
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From: Magot
Date: 12-06-2006, 12:14 PM (15 of 34)
Odds on it snowing on Christmas day in London are currently 8/1

Just thought you'd like to know that....
love and kisses, Jan
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From: plrlegal
Date: 12-06-2006, 12:36 PM (16 of 34)
Wheeeewwww!!! Oklahoma is finally thawing out!!! Go away Winter!!!! :cry:


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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 12-06-2006, 08:42 PM (17 of 34)
Jan the odds of it snowing in Chalmette were 100/1 and we got it the Christmas before the Hurricane hit. It snowed all day and it was beautiful but I'd give it back if I could take away the hurricane too. I really miss home. It's getting worse as time goes on. No snow wishing for me. Not even on Christmas day any more because it makes me think about Katrina. :bluesad: :sad: :cry: :cry:
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: Longblades
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:09 AM (18 of 34)
130 cm in Hay River? I thought most of the far north was virtual desert with very little snowfall. I'm moving to Hay River. :)

I'm in Ontario in the heart of what's called "ski country" here. We got up to about 30 cm on the ground but it is now very mild again and next week we are supposed to have highs in the low teens. Boo hoo, it will all melt.
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From: Sancin
Date: 12-12-2006, 05:58 PM (19 of 34)
LongBlades
If you want to ski you don't have to move as far north as Hay River - not that they wouldn't welcome you I am sure.
There are very few days in winter here in Prince George one can't ski, down hill or cross country. If it is warmish in the city which is now, the outlying areas maintain the snow. All that snow I complained about has gone from deep to mushy ice to clear roads, but somewhere within less than an hours' driving distance there will be snow for the rest of the winter. Many people go to Jasper for the weekends, sometimes even day. Personally I haven't skiied (did both not very skillfully) for years but when I did I could go out and about in the neighbourhood parks, if I so desired. That usually meant taking little children with me and spending a lot of time getting them going which is why I never developed a lot of skill. Another plus for this area is that the skii hills and routes are not packed with skiers as in more well known areas This may change as several sports are considering our area for training for the Olympics. :wink:
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From: Longblades
Date: 12-21-2006, 08:19 PM (20 of 34)
Sadly, we are expecting a green Christmas, not that common for my area. Tourism is the mainstay of the local economy and snow sports like nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing, some dog sledding are extremely important in the winter. Only three downhill resorts are open and I think they are the only ones open in all of Ontario right now, and no cross country. With no snow seasonal staff are not called in to work at the ski areas, hotels and restaurants. Sales at shops are down, rentals of skiis and snowmachines are practically non-existant. It is so sad.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 12-21-2006, 09:13 PM (21 of 34)
I guess I understand that it is sad for some folks but it is so nice driving -- for work purposes -- and not being terrified going and coming.
It could stay green all year and I wouldn't complain.
Dorothy
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-21-2006, 10:01 PM (22 of 34)
We had the ac on here (80 degrees) for Mon-Wed. (this wk.) headlines on the newpaper...Unseasonably Warm Weather. ( I donno...you think turning on the ac is a clue here...). We're supposed to have rain for Christmas.
I'd settle for 72 degrees or cooler...
Chrys
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From: nativetexan
Date: 12-22-2006, 12:15 AM (23 of 34)
Sorry but i'm snowed in too. must be over 3 feet. i got to leave work yesterday at Noon and they said we might open today at 11:30 but no luck. most people couldn't have gotten out of their driveways anyway but i think they mainly had transformers problems, our power had gone out mostly before we left yesterday. i got a call, no work Friday either. luckily a young man who used to live across the street came by doing driveways to make money while he couldnt' get to work. good idea. we told him to go for it. i did the front porch in case the postal office was open and that almost did my back in. i'm from Texas and really not used to this! i live north of Denver.:bolt:
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From: Magot
Date: 12-22-2006, 01:07 AM (24 of 34)
Fog here for three days so far.....can't see a thing.....
love and kisses, Jan
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From: PaulineG
Date: 12-22-2006, 05:06 AM (25 of 34)
After I don't know how long we finally got rain. It's been so long though that the ground was too dry for it to soak in and it's just running off. Some unfortunate folks are probably going to end up flooded. So typical.

And on any one given day it can be anywhere from 57F to 104F (14C to 40C for those who understand real temperatures - LOL).
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From: Magot
Date: 12-22-2006, 05:48 AM (26 of 34)
Happens our way too Pauline, ground like iron all runs off to the sea...

(I understand Celcius:angel: :wink:)
love and kisses, Jan
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From: pretnichols
Date: 12-22-2006, 08:59 AM (27 of 34)
Well, it feels like we've gotten 4 inches of rain in the past 36 hours. 1 inch of rain = 6 inches snow. Hmmmm...that would be 2 feet! Okay, maybe we'll keep the rain, but it would be nice if it snowed. The temperature is 52 and not going to change much. I grew up in Chicago in the 60's & 70's......I can not ever remember it being this warm. We always had tons of snow by this time of year. :shock: I seem to recall complaining about rain earlier this year too..... Guess it could be worse, we had a really bad drought a few years ago, and the farmers need the moisture, no matter what kind.

Be careful shoveling all of you!
Peggy

So little time, sew much to do...........
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 12-22-2006, 10:16 AM (28 of 34)
Yep...in Ottawa we have a high of 3 C forecast and freezing rain starting around 7:00 p.m. tonight!!! This is the last night for shopping til midnight...and I was planning on going but it will depend on the roads.

They are saying that we will have a green Christmas with the possibility of snow on Boxing Day!!!! :shock:
TTFN from
Judy
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From: vickki
Date: 12-22-2006, 07:25 PM (29 of 34)
It's -11 here tonight and a little snow...I hate the taught of snow,and the cold is the worst...Thank God tomorrow is another day closer to summer:smile:
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From: Magot
Date: 12-23-2006, 06:59 AM (30 of 34)
fogs clearing, a bit.....is that you?
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 12-23-2006, 07:44 PM (31 of 34)
It could be - who's that?

It's nice to be able to see across the road now!

No chance of any snow for us - could someone send me some please.

It's been so mild until this past week that the birds were billing and cooing, I have flower bulbs too far advanced and my magnolia is flowering.
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From: bridesmom
Date: 12-23-2006, 10:25 PM (32 of 34)
Just had to toss in a little comment - I have daffodils in my flower pot in full bloom. And its raining still (or again). Southern BC is very gray in the winter, but green. Oh, and the daffodils...., well they are plastic!
Laura
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From: Sancin
Date: 12-24-2006, 12:49 AM (33 of 34)
CBC evening radio show has had a discussion over the Semaphore code no longer being used internationally. People have been writing in with anecdotes about using the code. Last night there was a story was about an Atlantic convoy during the war the fog was so thick that, while the ships were travelling close together, no one could see each other and of course there was a code of silence. Suddenly the fog lifted for just a minute and one crew saw another flash - "Boo, I see you" and the fog closed in again. Somehow that tickled my fancy.

The first few months after I graduated was VERY foggy driving to work and few people out when nurses go to work. I can remember driving along in my cute little VW bug praying " OK God, I am game, just lift it for a minute so I know where I am and then I'll carry on."
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 12-24-2006, 01:06 AM (34 of 34)
CA fog gets like that...in the summer. (mostly in the San Francisco area.)
Here the fog is whispy, nothing...

We're supposed to have t-storms tomorrow and monday...wet Christmas...better than a frozen one.
Chrys
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