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Old 03-17-2013, 05:18 AM   #9571
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Love the sound of rain and hail
It's snowing today.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:43 AM   #9572
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Kylie, the other night I watched a documentary of the Australia drought driven fire storm of 2009. We have seasons of dryness and fires erupt almost every year. But they are nothing compared to what Australia suffered. That was horrific.

Our forestry department has decided that from now on, they are not going to fight forest fires. They are going to let nature take it course and burn itself out. Over the years too many firefighters have lost their lives needlessly in areas where they are no homes or property to be protected. Mother Nature is amazing. As soon as the fire is out, she starts to replenish the damaged area. So many of those burnt stubs of trees are already full of new growth. And the same thing happens right here in the U.S.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #9573
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Had a look at the little icon in my system tray and it says -9C (that's 16F) and then it switched to red background with a lightening bolt. That means some sort of weather watch or warning. We're expecting a winter storm to start Monday evening with 5-10 cm of snow overnight and 20 cm on Tuesday and 5-10 cm on Wednesday. Aargh.

This will probably hit CWS and rocklobster too.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #9574
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More snow is expected tonight and again tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:39 AM   #9575
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It's a cold 22F this morning. Just heard on the radio that we will be in a winter storm advisory at 7 pm tonight.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #9576
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It's snowing today.
Lucky duck!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #9577
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Quite cold here this morning...it was only 12c not long ago now creeping up though, going to be 25c today...perfect weather
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #9578
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We went for a walk with Beagle in 40 F. Much different from our sunny vacation, last day being 80 F yesterday.
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Overcast all day, but temps in the low 70s.

Tomorrow is supposed to be partly cloudy, with temps up to 79! I hope this doesn't mean no Spring this year. Summer started early last year, but not this early.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #9580
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Crappy day today. Temps in the 40s and spitting rain all day. Sometimes raining steadily. Breezy, too. Not at all like yesterday and the day before, which were in the low 70s and sunny.

Although, the ornamental plum trees in the front of the house have gone beyond buds to blooming. I had to look twice this morning to be sure I was seeing blossoms. But, yes, they're blooming.
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