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Old 06-11-2009, 09:04 AM   #441
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Close all the schools.
The good thing about closing the schools in the summer down here is that we'd otherwise have to endure massive tax hikes to pay for the school A/C bills, as witnessed by the local seven-day forecast:



Looks like a nice weekend to hibernate.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:06 AM   #442
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Softball size hail NE of here day before yesterday - those suckers give your insurance man the willies.

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Old 06-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #443
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The good thing about closing the schools in the summer down here is that we'd otherwise have to endure massive tax hikes to pay for the school A/C bills, as witnessed by the local seven-day forecast:



Looks like a nice weekend to hibernate.
Maybe we should trade homes. I'd take that 7-day forcast over any 7-day forcast here between november and march.
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Hope you are all OK.
We are fine, thanks.

This is only the second time I've really gotten fuzzed up by the weather and prepared a closet for safety. We're used to thunderstorms and high winds, but this time there were seven tornadoes spotted in the area. There was one in the city next to us. The power was out for six hours. I haven't seen the news about damage to the area, but our neighborhood looks ok.

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Read an article the other day that said this was going to be a cooler than normal summer for a lot of the U.S., and to expect a greater than usual amount of lightning.
I can certainly believe that, we had more than our share.
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Note to bbbami: BIL sent an E-mail in which he told of being asked by a woman from Texas what the machine was in the back of his pickup, since she had never seen one. It was a snow thrower he was taking to his brother's in PA.

This hits on what has become an old family joke, since I'd said for years that my original "retirement plan" was to put the snow thrower in the pickup and drive south until people started asking what it was.

So my question is this: Is it true that people in Texas have no use for snow throwers?
Yeah..like Wahoo said, maybe the folks in the Panhandle. In my area we get an ice storm every once in a while that lasts about two days. It seems like everything shuts down with ice or a couple of inches of snow.
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Ok, it's thundering and lightning again...
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We are fine, thanks.

This is only the second time I've really gotten fuzzed up by the weather and prepared a closet for safety. We're used to thunderstorms and high winds, but this time there were seven tornadoes spotted in the area. There was one in the city next to us. The power was out for six hours. I haven't seen the news about damage to the area, but our neighborhood looks ok.
It's difficult for me to grasp the severity of "normal" weather of Tornado Alley. The only time I had a taste of extreme wind and severe lightning strikes was that Adirondack camping trip where the microburst did a massive blowdown of trees.
I'm watching your weather radar at NOAA right now.
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Another typical day in northern Illinois - another 1.3 inches of rain
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:41 PM   #448
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Ok, it's thundering and lightning again...
Yep, it came down this way and rained another inch about noon. That was a humdinger yesterday too. Got to get out now and clean up all the tree branches laying in the yard. Some roof damage in the area.
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Yep, it came down this way and rained another inch about noon. That was a humdinger yesterday too. Got to get out now and clean up all the tree branches laying in the yard. Some roof damage in the area.
I just saw this post today Poundkey. I thought about you during the storm. You are right...it was a humdinger...

Now, I think we're going to be baking until we're well done...
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When my Megacorp merged with another even more obnoxious Megacorp, I started having to fly down to DFW fairly regularly. I had never been before. It was interesting to see all the Tornado Shelter signs in the buildings down there. Having lived many years in the DC area I was much more used to these:
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Geez harley...I think I'll stay in Dallas....
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Right now I'd welcome some of that sultry high 90's weather with lots of sun! In CT we have had nothing but gloom and drenching rain, and no real relief in sight. Being lakefront dwellers, we feel like prisoners and are getting very depressed -- summer is a joke so far. I just don't believe this -- and don't remember a summer even close to this bad in the 11 years we've lived here. Just gimme some warmth and sun so I can swim and go boating with my husband and pooches!!
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15 degrees C. around here. Foggy, humid and cold when 2 days from summer.
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Right now I'd welcome some of that sultry high 90's weather with lots of sun! In CT we have had nothing but gloom and drenching rain, and no real relief in sight. Being lakefront dwellers, we feel like prisoners and are getting very depressed -- summer is a joke so far. I just don't believe this -- and don't remember a summer even close to this bad in the 11 years we've lived here. Just gimme some warmth and sun so I can swim and go boating with my husband and pooches!!
Give it a few days. We had the same weather as you until now and now it's mid 80's in the midwest, even some 90's. It should reach you next week
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Man......all the rain in the country and dry here in the south. None predicted through next week. Already seems like August. Going to be one long hot summer.
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Been cool and rainy in northern ill for a long time. Today the forecast is for high humidity, high winds, heavy rain, hail and possible tornados with a high temp near 90. I cant wait.
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Man......all the rain in the country and dry here in the south. None predicted through next week. Already seems like August. Going to be one long hot summer.
Every day in the extended forecast here is a carbon copy of the 20 days before it: dry, around 100 degrees. And the only time it stays south of 97 is when it's 95 and humid.
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We are in out typical summer pattern . Hot with afternoon thundershowers .
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We've had so much rain I have to schedule my lawn mowing around the forecasts. Temps have been lower than normal also.
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We've had so much rain I have to schedule my lawn mowing around the forecasts. Temps have been lower than normal also.
I just sold my lawnmower to my lawn guy, for the staggering price of three free mows. So I guess now I am committed to having my lawn mowed for me.

As for the weather, our usual afternoon rains that can cool down our summer days here have been absent for far too long. It has been dreadfully hot and humid, one degree short of record highs on most days last week. It is really oppressive, though as you might expect, hot weather in the summer is not exactly a surprise in New Orleans.
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