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Alan Ralph

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Jan 14, 2024, 10:33:01 AMJan 14
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I know storms have been hitting various States over the last week or so.

Here in the UK we've had some storms too, and next week freezing
temperatures are forecast.

—Spiffy the big blue alien.

D.J.

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Jan 14, 2024, 12:11:02 PMJan 14
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2024 15:32:59 +0000, Alan Ralph
<use...@alanralph.co.uk> wrote:
>I know storms have been hitting various States over the last week or so.
>
>Here in the UK we've had some storms too, and next week freezing
>temperatures are forecast.
>
>祐piffy the big blue alien.

Safe so far. My area will get down to below 20F for 3 mornings this
coming week. Possible snow/sleet. The date for this varies. Now,
Sunday into Tuesday.

The US plains, Oklahoma and north, have blizzard conditions, and feet
of snow. Wether channel has shown several videos of this.

It was 26F this morning in my area.
--
Jim

Jim Hetley

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Jan 15, 2024, 6:59:09 AMJan 15
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We're safe in Maine, about 20 miles inland and more than 100' above high tide -- the river is still tidal up past our town. Lost power for about 15 minutes in one of the earlier storms but only a couple of flickers in the recent one. Direct coastal areas got clobbered. A lot of damage to "working waterfront" and tourist services.

Jim

songbird

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Jan 16, 2024, 8:50:33 AMJan 16
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thanks, we weathered the storm ok, no power for a day
and then again it went out for a few hours but that was
not as long.

i took my time shovelling snow breaking down the task
into four sessions spread over three days. an hour of
good exercise each day and some fresh air. :)

i like our four seasons, but you do have to be ready
for whatever the weather will bring you. we have heat
and put up extra water for when the well pump can't
give us fresh water.

we camped (as we call it) using the propane fake fire-
place for heat and having warm food and drinks. it's
not very efficient but it works.

it will be cold for the next week and then warm up a
bit to give us a break. what we don't see much of at
all this time of year is sunshine. sometimes for weeks
at a stretch. this year it's been about a month so far
and maybe about 10 minutes total of full sunlight. with
the snow any sun that does come out is going to be very
bright. we call it the UFO... :)


songbird

D.J.

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Jan 16, 2024, 10:38:45 AMJan 16
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2024 11:11:00 -0600, D.J. <chuckt...@gmnol.com>
wrote:
>On Sun, 14 Jan 2024 15:32:59 +0000, Alan Ralph
><use...@alanralph.co.uk> wrote:
>>I know storms have been hitting various States over the last week or so.
>>
>>Here in the UK we've had some storms too, and next week freezing
>>temperatures are forecast.
>>
>>—Spiffy the big blue alien.
>
>Safe so far. My area will get down to below 20F for 3 mornings this
>coming week. Possible snow/sleet. The date for this varies. Now,
>Sunday into Tuesday.
>
>The US plains, Oklahoma and north, have blizzard conditions, and feet
>of snow. Wether channel has shown several videos of this.
>
>It was 26F this morning in my area.

No snow in my area, it got down to 17F and will get up to 28F today. I
don't see any ice on the road in front of the house. Most places are
closed. I'm staying home.
--
Jim

Barry Gold

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Jan 17, 2024, 10:52:39 AMJan 17
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Here in Los Angeles we're hoping to get a little rain. We've had very
little since September - 0.03" two nights ago and nothing else.

And then we'll probably get a 2" storm and all the people who live in
the canyons will have to evacuate, and some will see their homes float
down the mountain. I live on the flatlands so it won't affect me, but it
will be hard on the people in the hills.

--
I do so have a memory. It's backed up on DVD... somewhere...

Mike Spencer

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Feb 7, 2024, 12:41:33 AMFeb 7
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Nearly 4 feet of snow in parts of Nova Scotia, 16" where I am. Spider
is well out of it in BC.

Barry Gold <barry...@ca.rr.com> writes:

> Here in Los Angeles we're hoping to get a little rain. We've had very
> little since September - 0.03" two nights ago and nothing else.
>
> And then we'll probably get a 2" storm and all the people who live in
> the canyons will have to evacuate, and some will see their homes float
> down the mountain. I live on the flatlands so it won't affect me, but it
> will be hard on the people in the hills.

Somewhere I have a photo of my mother's older sister's stationary
store in Van Nuys with the front door walled up 4 deep with sand bags
and the street under water. Back before the river channel was
engineered into what it is today, late 1920s maybe?

--
Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada

D.J.

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Feb 9, 2024, 6:40:18 PMFeb 9
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2024 15:32:59 +0000, Alan Ralph
<use...@alanralph.co.uk> wrote:

>I know storms have been hitting various States over the last week or so.
>
>Here in the UK we've had some storms too, and next week freezing
>temperatures are forecast.
>
>祐piffy the big blue alien.

Weather has warmed up. 50s F to 60s F in the day time.
--
Jim

songbird

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Feb 10, 2024, 8:34:51 AMFeb 10
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D.J wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2024 15:32:59 +0000, Alan Ralph
><use...@alanralph.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>I know storms have been hitting various States over the last week or so.
>>
>>Here in the UK we've had some storms too, and next week freezing
>>temperatures are forecast.
>>
>>—Spiffy the big blue alien.
>
> Weather has warmed up. 50s F to 60s F in the day time.

i've seen a mosquito in the house last week and one outside
on the window yesterday. for mid-Michigan this time of the
year that's not normal at all.

rumors have it that some spring flowers are showing up
already, but out here in the country it is usually a bit
later than those in the cities. i'll have to wander
around the yard and see if anything really is out yet.
the earliest i've ever seen the strawberries bloom is
March 11th when then normally would bloom in May. i am
hoping that the colder weather returns and everything can
remain in hibernation until a proper time.


songbird

D.J.

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Feb 10, 2024, 11:07:38 AMFeb 10
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On Sat, 10 Feb 2024 07:23:31 -0500, songbird <song...@anthive.com>
wrote:
I haven't seen any mosquitoes yet, but I don't spend much time outside
around sunrise and sunset.

We are getting periods of rain down here, but some areas are still
lower than usual rain, some are much higher.
--
Jim
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