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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:55 AM
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There may be SNOW in SAN FRANCISCO today!
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:04 AM by Yollam
Mt. Tamalpais is covered with snow, and the forecast says snow level is at 500~1000 feet, so Twin Peaks may get snow. Our high will only be 49 at the most today.


I understand it's been warm everywhere else this winter, but DAMN it has been cold this year in San Francisco.

But whatever, I say let it snow!
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:59 AM
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1. I'm at about 500 feet a couple of miles from the coast...
...in Humboldt County, north of the bay area, and the snow line is currently about 200-300 feet higher on the hill behind my house.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:03 AM
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12. I used to live in Manila
right between Arcata and Eureka on the peninsula...what a beeeeaaauuutiful county! You are lucky to live there!

(and I may have already told you this, I just like to remember it so anytime I see the word 'Humboldt' I brag about it :P )
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:08 AM
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15. Nice! I'm in Blue Lake.
eom
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:59 AM
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2. --be sure to wear a flower in your hair~~~~~
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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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7. ~~~and an icicle on your nose~~~
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM by Yollam
:rofl:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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3. wooohooo!
:woohoo:

it's happened a few times before -- btw.

but it's extra grand when ever it does!
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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4. oh great... it's headed my way then
and already have 3 inches. ;-(
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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5. It'll be 70 degree in DC today. Hot sun this am.
Is the world tilting sideways on its axis or something? Weird.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:18 PM
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27. Yeah, above 70 here today in Central Ohio, and to be warmer tomorrow
with storms
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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6. Hello from cold, wet and windy San Diego
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:03 AM by MindPilot
We won't even make to 60 today. Glad to see we got that global warming problem licked.

When the temperature and wind speed are the same, it's time to stay inside.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:10 AM
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18. i was in SD in the winter of '67-'68 and it snowed pretty good
although none of it stuck, the ground was too warm.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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8. holy shit! i'm supposed to go to Tahoe this weekend!
time to take out the chains!
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:58 PM
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41. That's where my hubby and son are right now, off with the men folk.
So, it's a "girls weekend" at the homestead, with just me and my daughter. Hope they make it back safely.

Good luck to you, fleabert! Good wishes for Safety and Protection, comin' your way....


:hi: :hug:
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:47 PM
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48. thanks! we are on our way in about an hour! yucky rain and traffic. nt
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GregD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:01 AM
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9. Mount Shasta
I relocated from San Rafael (Marin) to Mount Shasta last summer. We've had occasionial storms and snow, but it's been a generally mild winter.

This past weekend we got 2 feet of snow over the course of the day. It was quite a dump, making skiing quite good.

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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:02 AM
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11. I've read that the Pacific is colder than normal this year...
...so maybe that explains the colder than normal weather here at the coast, even as inland ares have been mild. They also said that it was tied to the drought conditions in the southwest.

(But we have had no shortage of rain)
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:17 PM
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26. it's all those melting glaciers
;)
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:01 AM
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10. Four inches on the ground in Eugene OR
It almost NEVER snows here. And it's still coming down.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:10 AM
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17. Vancouver has some accumulation...
and we never get snow either or cold...

The species, homo sapien pacifica, can't survive prolonged periods of cold...they will become endangered.

:scared: <--here's one dying now

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cannabis_flower Donating Member (386 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:16 AM
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19. On Christmas Eve
in 2004, it snowed in Brownsville, Texas just this side of Mexico. I was at my mom's house in Victoria, Texas and it snowed 13 inches.

Check out these pictures:

http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv14903.php

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/26/national/main...

http://www.jatexas.com/htdocs/Christmas%20Snow.htm
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:05 AM
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13. That's what my friends get for trying to escape Wisconsin.
:rofl:

Suckers.



(Just kiddin. Stay warm Yollam.)
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:05 AM
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14. I cancelled a snowboarding trip in Vermont this weekend...65 degrees!
We were at Stowe last week, it was five below zero at the top, real temp, not wind chill -- with 30 mph winds and 14" inches of pow. But now it shirtsleeve weather. We stopped at a Southern VT mountain on the way home, and there is already bare grass showing in places. I think the season is about done! Maybe I'll come snowboard down Lombard Street!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:09 AM
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16. So THAT'S where our snow went this year
Oh, sure, it snowed here this winter. But it also melted completely about 4 times. And I'm watching it melt again today.

My kid is never going to remember a normal winter - he's only nine.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:25 AM
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20. A "normal winter"?
I have a friend who is a meteorologist and he says there's no such thing as "normal" weather. It's always changing, and the climate is always shifting around. People tend to think the weather they remember from the last 10 years or so is "normal", and always think that today's weather is "strange".

Read the book "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana. He describes his travels up and down the coast of California in the early 1800's. His description of "normal California weather" is NOTHING like what we think of as normal California weather today. And that's only about 160 years ago.
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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:31 AM
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21. Yes, there was 6 inches of snow in downtown SF in 1889...
...and in the late 1800's, snow was not all that unusual in San Francisco.

But in recent decades it has been rare, with the last real dusting on Twin Peaks being in 1976.

I hope it does snow, though. :)

If it's going to be cold, it may as well be pretty too.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:04 PM
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24. Yes, a "normal winter"
That's where the temperature goes below freezing in December and stays there until March.

That's the way it was during the first thirty-five years of my life and the recollections of my parents and grandparents.

I still can't get over that thunderstorm we had in the middle of January last year. Absolutley a first in all of recorded weather records for this area (Near Ottawa, Canada - above 45 degrees Latitude).
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:49 PM
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30. It should be noted Richard Henry Dana froze his butt off in San Francisco
where he met the Russian fur hunters who were almost melting from the heat - it's all perspective. It should also be noted that some copies of Two Years Before the Mast include an epilogue of Dana's revisit to California in the 1870's where he noted the weather and wind conditions had completely flipped. Some dog holes he visited and securely anchored in had became unusable because the wind patterns had shifted - early indicators of El Nio & La Nia patterns.

Climate is what you expect - weather is what you get.
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doodadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:40 AM
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22. We're at just over 2,000 feet elevation
in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Fresno. Looks like we got a couple inches of snow last night that no one was predicting.
<Sigh> It's beautiful, but it means more building of aqueducts and clearing ditches around the barn today.....
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:03 PM
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23. Central Oregon coast here, THREE inches and still coming down.
It's not supposed to snow on the Oregon coast!
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:05 PM
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49. I'm on the Southern Oregon coast
Please keep it up there!

We had a hell of a hail storm here yesterday. It was fun to watch, but no snow, please!
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:51 AM
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50. LOL Noooo, I want to share it. Expecting more 'snow showers'
tomorrow. From what I saw on the weather channel, you guys might be getting some too.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 03:24 AM
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51. Oh no! How's the weather near Waldport?
I was supposed to go up and see my parents this weekend...
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:04 PM
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25. it was pretty cold here in sacramento
last nite - felt like december.
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foreverdem Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:23 PM
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28. And here in NYC
It's 70 degrees, and should be in the high '60's this weekend. In March? It's been a freaky winter.
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:54 PM
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33. In Philly too. 74 degrees right now.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:55 PM by Mandate My Ass
It's been in the low seventies since this morning. It feels awesome.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:23 PM
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29. A dusting of snow
can be seen on the mountains surrounding Santa Barbara this morning. Here (110 miles north of SB) they are saying we may also see snow on the Cuesta Grade today.


I'm right on the beach - it rained pretty steadily all night and it's mighty chilly out there now.

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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:50 PM
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31. This morning was FREAKIN' cold!!!!!
Thank heavens I had access to my sister's car -- a drive to work on my scooter would have been pure torture.

We have had the strangest weather -- weeks of springtime skies, absolutely clear and beautiful --and unheard of for this time of year.

And now, snow!

Last time it snowed here significantly was back in 1975 or so -- I rememember watching it snow from math class at ICA.

One of my co-workers called in this morning claiming a "Snow Day". :)
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:53 PM
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32. It's snowing here in SW Washington. La Nina effect.
We're up about 1000 ft and have a few inches. Glad to see it, but sorry to hear about the droughts down south.

Nature has this odd way of reminding us who's in charge.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:55 PM
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34. Up in the Washington State Mountain's had over 24" of snow yesterday!
Yes, PNW had lot of rains this winter and colder than norm.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:02 PM
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35. It's the Bay Area's version of the "Seven-Year Itch"
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:02 PM by TahitiNut
It seems like the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and the Santa Cruz mountains (including Hwy 17 and Hwy 9) get a short-term snow accumulation every seven years or so ... just enough to be a reminder of the diversity of climate and not too long to lose its novelty appeal. The greatest 'hardship' I ever experienced resulting from freezing weather in Silicon Valley was the demise of my enormous (3' high and 5' wide) jade plant in my patio. I was too much of a novice to realize it needed to be covered and protected from the hard freeze - since, as one born and raised in Michigan, such weather wasn't unusual to me.

I still aspire to live where such weather is a novelty. It's fun to be around people who get the shits and giggles from snow.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:14 PM
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36. cold and wet on the peninsula (~40 miles south of SF)
It's been a cool, wet winter. On the one hand, we didn't have as many frosty mornings as we do some years, but except for a short stretch in February it's been cool, wet and windy. Personally, I'm blaming a cosmic plot to keep my winter garden from growing.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:13 PM
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37. Just hailed like crazy in the East Bay.
Pea-size hail for a solid five minutes. I had been planning to go for a walk because it was sunny an hour ago.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:15 PM
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38. It is 65 degrees in Boston today
Thank God.

This was two weeks ago:



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MoeHayNow Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:17 PM
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39. Snow in Las Vegas
I talked to my dad about a half-hour ago and he said it was 36 and snowing.
It was 45 and sunny in Michigan.

Of course, that will all change next week. But it was nice for a day.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:51 PM
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40. The view from Twin Peaks! Amazing!
and ive always wanted to buy a billboard there witha Laura Plamer theme, because Im a dork.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:01 PM
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42. Snow in the Santa Cruz mountains today.
the Bonny Doon schools are all closed and there are "slushy conditions" on the summit at Hwy 17.

Brrrrr!!!!!!!

Time to build a cozy fire and cuddle up with a good book. :thumbsup:

:hi: Yollam!
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:51 PM
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43. San Francisky?...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 04:54 PM by SidDithers
So,how did you came? Did you drove or did you flew?

Sid
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:54 PM
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44. It was snowing in Eureka, a few moments ago...and I don't mean hail...
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:55 PM
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45. It's 70 degrees at my office in Boston
I left my windows open in the suburbs in anticipation of a spring-like day. It appears that we've exchanged climates this month!
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:56 PM
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46. Hey, 49 is t-shirt and shorts weather here in Chicago.
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 PM
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47. Good, you can HAVE it. Living in the snowbelt of Massachusetts

After four or five months, it kinda loses its charm.

Your high is only 49.

That is a HEAT WAVE in my parts.

It is in the low 50s today and it feels tropical.

Enjoy your snow.

I hope I don't see another flake until November (but I am sure I will).
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