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Old 01-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #1801
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Mother Nature gave us the cold shoulder for sure. The temps dropped like a rock on New Year's Eve and the winds started (15 to 25 mph). Last night when I put the outside kitties supper out, it froze as I put it on the patio table.

When I got up this morning it was 8F, with slightly calmer winds. At the moment it is 20F and still breezy. Just poured boiling water in the outside water bowl to melt the nearly-solid bowl of ice that earlier was water. Woof. The brass monkey wouldn't have a chance. Ironically, it's supposed to be in the upper 50s on the weekend. I think Mother Nature is having some "issues."
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:57 PM   #1802
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it is evening six pm. cloudy and about 55. big rain storm coming our way. tonight it is in northern calif,supposed to start this evening and rain up to two inches. i doubt it but we will see.

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Old 01-04-2008, 09:04 PM   #1803
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It's been wet and wild here last night and today..The wind has now died down but the rain is still coming down..We live in the country and the road on our street is filled with water...going from one open field to our pasture the whole street is this way...We had one nut who blew down the street at about 90 and ended up in the field accross the street...Cute!!! NOT!!!!! looking for more rain tomorrow..
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #1804
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sunny, 40 but it will be 70's by sunday
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #1805
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Messy!! Rain and wind for most of the day. Then about 3:00 pm it started snowing. Since then it has snowed about 4 inches. The good thing is it looks to fairly light and fluffy, so shoveling tomorrow should not be too difficult.

I called a friend of mine who lives in the Sacramento Valley. Her power was out. A tree had fell across her road and took down several powerlines and her mailbox with it. The power being out did not bother her, but she was concerned about the road being blocked it there was an emergency. Her husband works for CalFire and was away at work when it happened. He was busy with emergency calls and could not come home to help her.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:56 PM   #1806
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Winds 68 MPH. Big rigs blown over on the interstate..Interstate 80 is closed in both directions. truckers can get over the passes. They said 100 MPH winds there.

tens of thousands with out power. May be days before they are restored. My fence is down but other than than i am OK. My DIL was without power but it is on now.

Lots of snow..in the area where Sierra Cook lives.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:16 PM   #1807
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Marge, I am glad to hear that you are OK. The weather has been just nasty here today. On days like this people should just stay home.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:25 PM   #1808
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Amen to that Sierra Cook, no snow but high winds and rain and still people out all over...
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:36 PM   #1809
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I can't remember the last time it was above freezing here in Calgary...but at least I don't have hurricanes
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:17 AM   #1810
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Windy now, local weather says 17 mph but the other reports are saying 35-45mph with gusts to 65mph which sounds about right with the howling that is going on!
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