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Old 12-29-2011, 10:30 PM   #6841
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I cannot believe what a warm, dry late fall/early winter it has been. I am NOT complaining! I'm sure someone will blast me for it,but over the past few years, when we've had record lows, record ice, record snow falls, I've gotten tired of hearing about global warming. My pharmacist asked me if I remembered the last time we had a "green Christmas". Yeah, I do, exactly. 10 year ago, when I first moved here. I was SO disappointed. I so wanted a White Christmas. Now, I don't know anyone here who misses having snow right now. It was 47 degrees this afternoon, and I'm mad at myself for not taking a walk.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:05 AM   #6842
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Avalanche warnings, so glad I live in a valley...
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #6843
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Avalanche warnings, so glad I live in a valley...
Don't Avalanches go from the top of the mountain to the valleys? I always thought they did. I've never seen one except on TV.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:21 PM   #6844
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Don't Avalanches go from the top of the mountain to the valleys? I always thought they did. I've never seen one except on TV.
I want to be on top of the mountain. Then I can look down on the avalanche as it is happening.

When I lived in Tacoma, there are times in winter when you are not allowed to cross the Cascades. And all through winter you HAVE to have chains on your vehicle or you are stopped right in Seattle before you even get on I90.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #6845
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It was very windy yesterday, but calm today. 45degrees right now. Our snow is almost all melted away.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:33 PM   #6846
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It was very windy yesterday, but calm today. 45degrees right now. Our snow is almost all melted away.
Gotta tell ya chopper, when I first looked at that photo, I saw a prarie going to the ocean with two lines of breakers coming in.

It took a couple more hard looks to see it as it actually is.

Isn't it weird how our minds see what they want to see?

Of course, I live only a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, so I see it all the time. Maybe that's why my mind saw ocean when there was none to see!

In your case, it would have to be an inland ocean anyway, huh?
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:42 PM   #6847
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Gotta tell ya chopper, when I first looked at that photo, I saw a prarie going to the ocean with two lines of breakers coming in.

It took a couple more hard looks to see it as it actually is.

Isn't it weird how our minds see what they want to see?

Of course, I live only a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, so I see it all the time. Maybe that's why my mind saw ocean when there was none to see!

In your case, it would have to be an inland ocean anyway, huh?
Yes! The sky was looking like the ocean to me this morning. The mountains are actually beautiful today with the snow from last week. The ocean is beautiful, but our BLUE sky is to die for. I have never seen such blue sky as we get here.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #6848
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Freezing rain. It is supposed to continue through the night. Maybe it's Mother Nature's way of keeping folks home New Year's Eve?
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Freezing rain. It is supposed to continue through the night. Maybe it's Mother Nature's way of keeping folks home New Year's Eve?
Not here. It is supposed to warm up tomorrow into the 40's. I guess the ice sculptures will be melting early this year.
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It's in the 40's throughout the day & low 30's after 7 pm in SE S.D.
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