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Postby orald » 11 Mar 2008 16:31

When there's nothing to talk about, weather-talk saves the day!

Had any special and unusual weather phenomanon happen in your neck of the woods? 'Tis be the bitterest winter in 50 years?
Tell us so we may be lifted from boredom as well!

I was going to ask for a new weather-only forum to open, maybe with sub-forums about different continents and above sea-level elevation areas, but decided not to push it. :P

So I'll start. Last week we've had temperatures rising to summer-like, and had dust fog cover the whole area from dawn to dusk for days even with steady eastern(Arabian desert) wind.
'Twas really sweltering and stiffling beneath this blanket of dust, but since yesterday it broke and we've had a nice temperature drop back to the 10-20C area at night(days are still sunny and kinda hot, 25-30C I'd hazard to say).
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Postby Omphalos » 11 Mar 2008 17:26

Our winter is a rainy season at my elevation. The High Sierra rise just west of my city, in the direction of the prevaililng winds, so we get rain dumped on us all winter and the High Sierras get snow. This winter the rain was heavy and the snow was deep. I mean really heavy and deep. I think we have several years worth of droubt saved up in the mountians now, whereas going into winter we were at all time lows in all of our reservoirs. The clouds were so thick that they made it over the High Sierras almost daily and actually rained quite a bit on the great desert beyond, where Reno is. They got flooded more this year than they ever have before. Fortuntely our levys held well this year.

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Postby Pardot Kynes » 11 Mar 2008 17:43

Freak, you look like the Karate Kid dude, just 20 years older :P
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Postby orald » 11 Mar 2008 17:48

That's pathetic, Freak. That's, what, 15-20 years since you had that picture taken? :P
That's like Mandy showing us a pic from the early 90's when she was still young only slightly below average looking. :twisted:

JK, Mandy, you know I love you! Marry me! I promise not to cheat on you...much.
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Postby Freakzilla » 11 Mar 2008 17:50

About that long ago, yeah. :lol:

Still, 7.5... not to shabby!

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Postby orald » 11 Mar 2008 17:55

I voted 8. :oops:
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Postby Freakzilla » 11 Mar 2008 18:09

I'm flattered! :wink:

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Postby Freakzilla » 11 Mar 2008 18:12

Back on topic...

It snowed Saturday and highs are in the 70's this week.

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Postby Mandy » 11 Mar 2008 18:41

:)

It's pretty warm here today, it was cold Sunday morning but it's back in the low 80s.

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Postby orald » 11 Mar 2008 18:49

Yea, the Florida swamps don't get too cold. :lol:
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Postby Nekhrun » 11 Mar 2008 19:11

I voted 10 Freak, nice.

Also, it went from about -5 here two days ago to 50 today. Not too bad.

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Postby SandChigger » 11 Mar 2008 21:26

Sunny and warm here for the second day running. Sugi-cedar pollen flying high. Did a little clean up in the yard yesterday afternoon until the sneezing drove me back in. :)

More tulipsign!
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Postby orald » 11 Mar 2008 21:49

Nekhrun wrote:I voted 10 Freak, nice.

Kiss ass! :P
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Postby Rakis » 11 Mar 2008 22:04

Well, i mentionned in another thread that here in Montreal,Canada, we are about to beat the all time record for the amount of snow in a winter...there's enough snow that i'm making wormsign with my snowblower :roll: I have just cleaned up 15 inches last weekend... :x
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Postby Robspierre » 12 Mar 2008 01:31

had 9 inches last week and now temps in the mountains are ranging from 15 when i leave before the ass crack of dawn to upper 50's and in the lowlands getting to the low 70's.

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Postby orald » 12 Mar 2008 06:27

Rakis wrote:there's enough snow that i'm making wormsign with my snowblower :roll:

Those are specially cold-adapted water sandworms you're looking at. :shock:
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Postby Rakis » 12 Mar 2008 23:23

orald wrote:
Rakis wrote:there's enough snow that i'm making wormsign with my snowblower :roll:

Those are specially cold-adapted water sandworms you're looking at. :shock:


You mean like the waterworms in Sadworms? :shock:

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Postby orald » 13 Mar 2008 00:02

Yea, I wasn't sure how they call them. :lol:
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Postby Freakzilla » 15 Mar 2008 18:40

We had an EF2 tornado last night go right through downtown Atlanta:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080315/us_ ... lanta_dc_5

Hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, not to mention lost sports and convention revenue.

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Postby Robspierre » 15 Mar 2008 23:16

Hey TMB, how you like our wind over the last few days?

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Postby orald » 18 Apr 2008 18:23

We're having warm, sunny days with chilly nights, probably perfect weather, even if I prefer chilly days as well myself.

Had like 2 days of suffocating and hot weather last week, but now it's all OK.

I'm quite surprised it's not warmer now, I think april here usually starts getting very hot.
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Apr 2008 00:29

Wet...and windy as hell all day yesterday and still today (it's 2:18 or so, Saturday afton).

I wanna play with my flowers. :evil:
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Postby orald » 19 Apr 2008 01:04

I call it Trouser Titan. Flowers is a really messed up name for it...unless it's always wilted? :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Apr 2008 01:41

No, I meant REAL flowers (tulips and other such), not THAT. If we're talking about THAT (again :roll: ), I have different names for it, depending on the season, time of day, degree of "attention" it's standing at...but I'm not obsessed with it, or anything. Like you seem to be.

But...was for the "wilting" and general size...let's just say that every time I see it, I feel like an important government research facility.

You know, one with a MASSIVE ENDOWMENT! :D
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