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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:25 PM
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Is all of this extreme weather starting to get freaky to you?
The entire world is experiencing extreme weather and natural disasters. I started paying more attention to the weather during Florida's bizarre hurricane season. Tsunami. Extreme flooding and winds, snowfall, landslides, flooding, threatening volcanoes, a major glacier event. Statistical records are broken frequently and in the extreme. I think it's frightening. :wtf:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:25 PM
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1. yes, very!
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:26 PM
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2. It's Fun!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:26 PM by Jack_Dawson
It NEVER rains here. We actually have green hills! Excuse me?
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:38 PM
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15. It sucks!
I want my old San Diego back!
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:03 PM
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25. Don't be a typical San Diegan!
Waahhhh the low wasn't 66 and the high wasn't 72 today.

Bore-Ring! C'mon Mav develop some character. :toast:
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:27 PM
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3. I'm so sick of the rain here
my dining room window leaks

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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:28 PM
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4. The way I figure it....
...God's ticked off Bush got re-elected.
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methinks2 Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:33 PM
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10. I 'm with you on that one.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:28 PM
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5. yeah. You forgot heat waves in Europe too
n/t
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:29 PM
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6. Here in Ventura County (home of the mudslides) we SHATTERED 1-day
rain totals. And that was on Sunday.
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:29 PM
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8. Oh Catzies!
Forgot you lived there. You OK?
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:33 PM
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9. I can't go to work until Friday when the 101 reopens. Just announced
You think I'd be happy about staying home for a week. x(

The timing was just crazy. A few hours later, and we'd all be stuck at work and unable to get home. So it could have been worse.

And it's not like we had a tsunami, so counting blessings, ya know?
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:29 PM
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32. I'm in Santa Barbara and my friend came to visit
She was supposed to go home yesterday back to L.A. She was stranded so today the Greyhound went up North to catch the 5 to come back down to L.A. This rain was extremely nasty.
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amandae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:38 PM
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16. I have a friend in Ventura - she called yesterday about your tornado watch
She was so shocked about it! Usually we're talking about MY tornado watches (I'm in KS)! Please be safe there. I heard about the third storm you are supposed to be getting this week. :hug:

I'm pretty spooked by the strange weather, too. Good thing we don't have a problem with global warming! :eyes:
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:58 PM
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20.  A TV weatherman who was from Georgia and new to the job in LA said
"Two words I thought I'd never have to say again: tornado watch! And in California?!? That never happens!" :D
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:02 PM
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22. In OC we were getting 1/2 inch to one inch of rain every hour on Sunday
I had to take water out of the pool twice
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:29 PM
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7. it's the tribulation, don't you see.
the fundies were right all along!


No, no. whew. where was I again?
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:33 PM
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11. Europe had worst storm in 40 years
according to the news yesterday. Tsunami was from the worst earthquake in 40 years. And I believe Ohio & environs said they were having the worst snow in 40 years.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:55 PM
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19. Worst president in history
maybe that's got something to do with it
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elaineb Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:35 PM
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12. Don't forget ice storms
In north-central Ohio, we've had, in addition to flooding, some pretty horrid ice storms, which in the last few weeks have caused massive power outages of as much as a week or more for tens of thousands of people. Not to compare this to the horrible rain devastation in California, but I thought I'd add this to the list, because it's one more sign of extreme weather that is very out of character for the time of year.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:51 PM
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18. took me 3 hours to chip the ice off my jeep...
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:35 PM
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13. I quit thinking about it
After the last hurricane hit my house.
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:37 PM
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14. no!
well, yes, but im hoping for the second snow day of the year tomorrow ;)
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:47 PM
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17. Not freaky until the locusts arrive!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:01 PM
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21. My skylight has started leaking.
:grr:

This place already needs way more maintenance than I can afford to spend on it.

I'm not frightened; I just wish it would be a little more accomodating. I'd like to be able to turn it on and off on command, lol.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:18 PM
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23. We borrowed "The Day After Tomorrow"
from my husband's brother and watched it last week. It was weird enough seeing it after the tsunami, but then the next few days we started hearing about snow in Las Vegas and the storms in "sunny" So Cal. It was really freaking me out.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:28 PM
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24. tsunami, volcanoes-not weather related-though volcano activity
has been known to cause changes in the weather. I would not be surprised if the drenching of large areas by tsunamis cause climatic changes
but the rest-yes. as a professional gardener I notice A LOT of stuff happening at the wrong time of year the last few years. :scared:
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 PM
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28. We have too.
My GF is a Master Gardener, and she says the EXACT same thing, "Stuff is happening at the wrong time of the year..."
She was picking up trash last week while I was out on my bike on that 62-degree day we had here in Horthern Indiana, and she saw tulips poking their noses through the mulch.
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:05 PM
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26. Yes, I have had a sinus
headache for five days now. I can't take it anymore! Here in NW Ohio it is supposed to be 58 tomorrow and on Friday it is supposed to be in the 20s.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 PM
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27. My S/O is in Southern Utah where CNN (yech) has been...
reporting and showing video of a house sliding into a river. He called this evening and said he can't get to the jobsite 'cuz all the bridges are closed. He saw mobile homes floating down the river yesterday and told me an 18 hole golf course was completely washed out.
Wrath of a higher being? or just Mother Nature showing us she's watching out for her planet???
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 PM
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29. Except for Florida where it's sunny with lows in the 60s to high of 80
:D

But I agree that everything else is quite disturbing.
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 PM
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30. We had some blizzard-like conditions up here in Washington state
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:29 PM by Biased Liberal Media
in Whatcom County. It was bizarre. We were stuck in our house all weekend long too. The wind gusts were up with 50 mph and it was snowing. Made for poor visiblity and hard driving on the roads. Many people ended up being blown off the road or driving into ditches up here.

Now the wind is blowing again and we're expecting MORE snow. Ugh...

ETA: now we have a "coastal flood watch" warning up. Lovely!!!! You know...we've been under flood watch since October...the rivers here have almost crested, crested in some places. Luckily we're not in a flood plain.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 PM
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31. Does it normally snow in the NW in the middle of the winter?
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:30 PM
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33. Yeah it usually snows around January...but I am not sure if
this blizzard-like condition is normal for WA. I'll tell you what though- there was a cold front that came down from Canada and that is what brought all this junk on.

Mr. BLM said it's the worst he's seen in years, and he grew up here (I grew up in California).
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