February 7, 2011

weather wonder


I am obsessed with the weather.

I check the seven day forecast. I check the ten day forecast.

I check the weather in New York where my son and future daughter-in-law live.

I check the weather forecast for my Midwest friends. I want to know what kind of meteorological day they are having.

I don't check the weather for my Pacific Northwest friends because I know what it's doing there at any given moment.

It's raining.

I know it's raining because I lived there for the vast majority of my life and that's what it was always doing.

I love storms. Big, loud summer thunderstorms. Lots of snow winter storms. I'm obsessed with hurricane season. If one is headed toward the states, I am checking the storm tracks with the same frequency as someone who lives on the Gulf Coast. I've been in Florida during August storms with thunder claps that could stop your heart. I've been in Kentucky driving down the freeway with tornado warnings all around. Being a former Pacific Northwest girl, I thought I knew rain. Ha! You don't know rain till you've driven through a severe storm in the South. And we won't talk about why we were driving down the road whilst tornadoes were swirling all around. Let's just say it starts with 'S' and ends with 'tupid'. Northern girls. We had no clue.

This has been a winter for the books, hasn't it? Ours has been colder and snowier than usual, but nothing like most of the country has been experiencing. Right now I only have a dusting of snow and my temps are in the 40's. Not very exciting.

So, indulge me. I would love to hear what's happening weather wise in your neck of the woods. Are you a Texan with snow on the ground? A Midwesterner encased in ice?

I'll grab a cup of cocoa and get my weather fix through all of you.

109 comments:

  1. I live in Alabama, and it's a sunny 40-ish degrees! Weatherman said rain, but so thankful for sunshine! It's been raining for the last week straight!

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  2. Oh me too Teresa! I love watching the weather and I'm always checking the weather in Ohio, where both of my girls go to college. In the Summer, when Hurricane Season starts, I start tracking the storms as soon as they come off the coast of Africa and plot it with little dots on my tracking map. Right now it's raining along the coast of South Carolina, a drizzly, cold dank day. Wish I was home, curled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate with some of those heart shaped marshmallows you have! :)

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  3. It's a balmy 34 degrees here today! Just took C-Man to school and it required only coats for the little'ns. Heaven!

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  4. hee, hee...you're too cute. my mom is obsessed with weather, too! since you asked, i'm in west michigan and it is a high of 30 here today. warm compared to the high of 16 here tomorrow. last week we have one of the worst blizzards in years and we have MOUNTAINS of snow at the end of our driveways. my kids have made the coolest snow fort with tunnels. they're out for hours at a time. we have snowmobiles so enjoy the snow while it's here. (which, i'm sure, will be well in april!) march is the longest month!

    pleased to meet you, by the way. your blog is so very lovely!
    blessings to you! megan

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  5. wow, please excuse my typos! my fingers were flying! ;)

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  6. I, too, love checking the weather. Right now, here in Tennessee, it snowing and hovering around 33 degrees. Schools were let out at 11 but the roads are just wet not icy yet. I love snow and I LOVE your blog!!!!

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  7. Oh you are too funny!!
    I'm in Northern Ontario and its pretty much just "winter" here...not snowing today, fairly mild actually.
    Just a nice day to be in and get some housework and cooking done.
    Wow it sounds like you've experienced quite the assortment of weather-types.
    And that cocoa with those marshmallow hearts looks so yummy!
    You had me with the heart-shaped mallows! Too cute!

    Deborah :)

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  8. Right now it's sunny in the PNW! (At least in Vancouver, BC, anyway...) Big smiles all around for February sunshine!! :)

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  9. Oh, and I have to agree, NWeners don't know rain... they know constant gray and drizzle, but not real rain.

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  10. Teresa,
    I have 3 different weather apps on my iPhone. I check all 3 several times a day. I check weather where we live, where my daughter lives (in Alaska), where we're going on a trip, where my uncle lives (Boston) and a variety of other places. I'm with ya sista!

    Oh, and my friend FB'd last night that she found those marshmallows at WalMart last night... made me giggle when I saw them on your post.
    Blessings, Shay

    (BTW, I've been home for a week. 5th day of no school~I'm the teacher~ with another 2-6" of snow headed this way. sigh)

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  11. First there is no doubt in my mind, you and my mom are definitely related if not in this life than a former:) She and the weather channel are best friends, she knows the entire "crew" by their first names and she knows the weather everywhere, every state, every city, every hour, and for every day that they can forecast it...so it is quite funny to hear you say that. I have a mild fascination with it, but nothing in the same league as my dear mom.
    So if you must be indulged, today in NY it finally feels "balmy" (translation 40 degrees, sunny, and some melting of the snow and ice) I will take this anyday!
    Thanks for a good laugh...visit me, am doing my first giveway and its a goodie! A beautiful french chair!

    www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

    Love that cup of hot cocoa with the little hearts..too cute!

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  12. Weather in NC is turning ugly again. Very nice yesterday but I think cold weather and MAYBE some some snow on the way.

    Where did you find those cute marshmallows?

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  13. South Texas here! Yes, we did have "snow" the other day, completely paralyzing the city. (I put snow in quotes, considering it wasn't more than a dusting. We came from the snow belt in Ohio, so just sayin'!) Anyways, it was quite the hoopla around here. People went crazy. All highways/roads shut. Everything. Army base closed for hubby... I watched the news broadcasts just for a good chuckle. Our kiddos who miss the feetof snow we normally have in the winter were out before 8:00 in the morning making snow angels in the dusting on the concrete patio. It all melted by noon... Native south Texans reading this... Please don't take offense! :)

    Today is wonderfully sunny and cool- mid 50s. The weekend before the snow, we were at the zoo and had to leave due to crowds and being too hot at almost 80! Crazy...

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  14. north of chicago is grey, cold, and about 30+ inches of snow, heaped in huge drifts around our house. we're expecting severe cold tomorrow and the next...

    my brother-in-law is a meteorologist with NOAA in washington, dc. you can imagine how tied into the weather his mother is....(my mil).

    lucky for me she calls me frequently with updates. i don't mind, i love chatting with her. she's kindness personified.

    xo
    ~molly

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  15. It's such a treat to find your posts! Well, Miss Teresa, the weather down here in East Tennessee is cloudy with a chance of rain and a high of 39 for today. I am sure that may sound like a heat wave to you, but it's a little nippy for us Southerners. The high for Friday is expected to be 18 degrees, which is just down right miserable to me. But nothing a good cup of hot coacoa and a roaring fire won't cure. We used to live in the Pacific Northwest in Salem, Oregon. I loved it up there, but my New York City husband, did not like it so much. He preferred the desert climate of Phoenix where we had lived prior to Oregon. I really didn't care for that 115 degree average high in the Summer. Hope you are keeping warm!

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  16. Here in rural west Michigan it's as expected. We got about 2 feet last week with the blizzard, school was closed for two days, but now we are back to business. The only difference here this year compared to others is that we haven't had any good warm-ups to melt the snow we have.

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  17. In North Idaho we went to bed with a beautiful fresh snow that seems to brighten even the dreariest of days. Woke up to the thaw and wind and gray again. Ugh. High of 37 today. The good news is that this is the weather that leads us to Spring!

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  18. Isn't it funny how obssesed we become with weather during the winter. I am a Midwesterner (Iowa) who has been hit with brutal brutal (single or negative digits) cold weather with a bit of snow and ice mixed in from time to time. Not nearly as bad as last year though.

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  19. I check weather too. I check how it is in VA and MD where my in-laws live. I check the East Coast where friends live. And I check a few places around the world where other online and real-life friends of mine live. And I didn't know you were a PNW girl! I'm a born and bred Seattlite, so I'm used to the rain. But at the moment the sun is shining and I noticed buds on my lilac bushes and cherry tree just moments ago! Here's hoping we have a nice spring this year. We got cheated of one last year!

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  20. We are having crazy weather here in Houston. We rarely have a hard freeze but all last week we had a low in the 20's! Then we had the big ice storm on Friday morning that covered the roads in ice and we had 900+ accidents during rush hour Friday morning. All that and then on Saturday it was bright and sunny and 60 degrees! It is hard to know what to wear in the morning!

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  22. I live in NH and it has been a winter for the record books. We have over 5 feet of snow on the ground right now. There have been many roof collapses from all the snow so we had to shovel our roof off this past weekend. My sister has a fenced in yard for her dogs but they can now just walk on the snow and step over the fence! It was in the 30's yesterday and it felt like Florida to me, because before yesterday it has been in the teens or less for weeks. Spring is going to take along time to get here this year!

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  23. Here in North West Montana, winter this year has been fairly mild compared to other winters we have, like the one's the East Coast are getting now. Today it is 33 degrees, heavy over cast skies. Got 4 inches of new snow last night on top of 14" frozen snow/ice.
    This was a great idea. I have enjoyed the weather reports from all over. Especially from TENNESSEE....my home state.

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  24. A New Yorker with BOATLOADS of snow on the ground and some more in the forecast, I think ... sigh ...

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  25. We've had a couple of storms come through Eastern Pa, this last one brought almost a foot and a half. I like a good snow storm, but I'm good with just one.....and as long as it doesn't interfere with any fun plans going on. Last year we were slammed with storms in February. I'm hoping it is not the same for this year. I'm ready for spring!

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  26. Mostly blue skies & sunshine here in Boise today. Right now anyway. This morning when I took my kids to school we were greeted with a freak hail storm. From where I sit now the thermometer says 41 but it's a little windy so it feels just a little colder. I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow so I'm going to enjoy the sun while it's here!

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  27. Well, it's 76 degrees and the daffodils started blooming yesterday ~~~ Spring has arrived early here, and please send rain. We're below average here in Northern CA.

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  28. Here on the east coast of florida about mid state we are 85 degrees. We are having a very windy day 30mph winds and expecting showers this afternoon to cool things down a bit to the 50's

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  29. Well... since I'm in the Pacific Northwest, like you said, you already know what's going on here! Although, at the moment, it is actually blue skies and sunny (mid-40's).

    I check the weather for Toronto and Niagara Falls, cuz that's where I'm heading to next week! Hopefully those reoccurring mid-west storms will hold off and not interrupt my travel plans...

    ~Chris

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  30. Oh, Teresa-- I'm laughing because my family calls me the "weather witch". It just fascinates me and I like to know what it's doing where all my friends and family are.
    Here in the South, we're having damp chilly days and it looks like another round of snow, sleet, and rain this week. It's actually kind of a nice change from our usual 55 degree winter days. Sounds nutty, right?

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  31. Southern storms make me cringe. And run to get my candles.

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  32. I also check the "today" and "5-day" weather forecasts - how can someone plan life without it :) Especially need to know when planning an outdoor re-do painting project - today in Virginia it's in the 50s and I painted my bathroom cabinet doors outside - perfect weather!

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  33. Here in Salt Lake, it's getting windy and rainy, so a storm is on its way! I'm a transplant here from Beaverton, Oregon--you're right, it rains a LOT there!

    My Dad is a retired meteorologist, so weather has always been a major conversation in our house. :)

    Have a great day!

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  34. 78, Sunny and clear with a light breeze. We've had a weirdly short and warm winter after a short cool summer here in Southern California.

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  35. I am SO jealous of the warm weather talk! (And daffodils, Patricia, be still my heart!) It's usually sunny, here in northern Colorado, even if it's cold. But the last while it has been cold AND cloudy. :( It's supposed to snow again tomorrow too, high of 12. ugh. I love it here, but when it gets like this, I want to move somewhere warm.

    Great topic, by the way! I've loved reading about the weather from a person instead of on weather.com...

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  36. Hi Teresa!

    I live in Northeast Ohio and we have layers of ice and snow in the driveway. It is impossible to shovel. It is about 30 degrees and rapidly dropping. I think we are getting more snow! This is my excuse for drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream!

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  37. PNW update! ...we have had NO RAIN, only SUNSHINE in So. OR for a good two weeks now! :) I have been loving it!

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  38. I, too, am obsessed by the weather. Love the weather channel!

    I am a Northeasterner with over 3 feet of snow on the ground. We've had 9 major storms here since Dec. 26th. We have a few more inches coming tonight. Oh, and we've had to hack our way through an ice covered driveway at least 3 times this winter.

    I'm beyond over it.

    xo
    Claudia

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  39. Columbus Ohio checking in with weather that can't decide if it wants to rain or snow today, so it's gone back and forth. When the snow passes we're back to single digit nights and 20 degree days, but it will be 46 by this time next week. Living in the Ohio Valley means never ever knowing what you're going to get. Our saying here is "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes!"

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  40. I love weather too except the kind I have right now and have had for many, many long days...grey skies and rain. I love a summer storm, a winter snow, a good hot 99 degree day even but grey-gloom, I just can’t take. Love the pinky cocoa---so cute :)

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  41. I guess I should have said--here in WV-grey and rainy :)

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  42. Teresa, I'm from Texas and yes we have had snow this week!!! My boys had a snow day! That's something us Texans get very excited about!!! (We act so silly when it snows!!)

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  43. We got an ice storm on Mon, Tues. then 6 inches of snow on Sat. Today it was 30 degrees. Single digits starting tonight. 9 then 4 then 0. Going to be a cooooold week. Hope to warm up by the weekend. NO snow though!!

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  44. My husband is a weather junkie, too. I get frequent updates on the weather across North America, just in case I was wondering ;) We are in Ontario, Canada and although used to a snowy and usually cold winter, we got a bit of a late start this year. It is catching up though, several feet of snow and below freezing the last couple of weeks.

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  45. I'm sooo excited because we are expected to get our 3rd snow of the season here in Central Arkansas on Wednesday. Sometimes we don't even get one snow! I know other people are not as excited as I am, and even dread it, but I LOVE to have a fire going, and have a lazy day with some yummy food! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a big one!

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  46. Lived in the deep south for 12 years and miss the thunder and the "rain". I remember swimming in the street. Miss the hurricanes, too. ( I'm a little off that way)
    Now I'm back in the NW and yes, it's gray outside.
    Annette

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  47. Hey Mom, It snowed 8 inches today in Helena, so I dont think I've gotten the same dustings of snow that you have. Happy Birthday by the way! hope the Hot chocolate is as good as it looks.

    -Your middle child

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  48. Here in Chandler it is a sunny 70 degrees - which is much better than it was last week when the low was 17 degrees! I am so happy to know that we are not the only family who are weather nuts! My 8 year old prefers books on weather, and my husband should have been a meteorologist. My friends laugh at the 4 thermometers in and around our house! We live by the weather - which is quite ironic because we have two temps in AZ - hot and cool. My friends always laugh because I am always prepared for anything the weather might bring, and they know who to call when they have questions!! (I am so happy that I have finally figured out how to post a comment!)

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  49. Yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie... :)

    MB Farmer

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  50. First time poster here--via Rhoda's post over on Southern Hospitality. Got to say, I've read one post, and I already love the blog, lol.

    Here in OK, today, things are cold--not as cold as they were last week, nor as cold as they will be on Wednesday of this week. Got about 8 inches last week, all told, this far south, but supposed to have at least several more (to maybe double digits more) on Wednesday. Then the weather turns warm again, and melts it all by the weekend. Last week's frozen groundwater addition has been slowly melting since Friday, with rapid advancement made today. Of course, it freezes overnight, so we get ice to deal with every morning. But since I don't have to go out, I'm not too worried.

    Gotta love OK, where if you wait five minutes, the weather will change.

    I grew up in the South...born, reared, and married out of the same zip code. Loved the weather (although the heat, that and the skeeters I could do without)...married and lived in Europe (southern Germany) for a year...*loved* the weather there. It was wonderful. Perfect. Snow, snow in the winter (and cute little sidewalk width snowplows to move it off!), and lovely summers. Green, and beautiful...then back to the South, to NC. Spent 12 yrs living there, hated the heat and skeeters. DH retired from the military, we moved to OK. Where it is HOT. And there are still, lots of skeeters. But at least there are fewer neighbors, cheaper acres, and the noisiest thing around here is when the bulls get to bellowing cause some cow is in heat (or the wind comes from the east and it sounds like the second circle of Hell as it whips around the house).

    But I love OK. In spite of the strange winter weather we've had this year...the H-O-T summers that last from May through November..the skeeters that love three of my five children and leave the other two alone...

    Your photos look lovely, btw. Wish I could convince DH that I need another hobby I don't really have time for... ;-) I'll just enjoy it through folks like you. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. It never got out of the 40s in the northeastern part of South Carolina today, which is way below normal for this time of year. And it's grey and rainy. I'm cooking brownies right now to cheer us up. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. I'm a newbie, and I was delighted that you visited.

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  52. Oh my goodness! I love weather too. Growing up in Nebraska, I would stand outside with my dad and watch the funnel clouds. I love thunderstorms, snowstorms... any kind of storm. The weather can change in a moment here. Today, it is quite cold... I know that because I have recess duty on Mondays.... and the wind was blowing on the open plain.... ugh! About 12 degrees air temp.... below zero wind chill. About 12 inches of snow still on the ground....BRRRRRRR. I am ready for a spring thunderstorm! Have a great day!

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  53. Now Teresa the first thing you have to learn is the plural pronoun-- All Y'all-- as in "I'll get my weather fix from all y'all!"
    I'm in southeast Texas and it has been so cold for us! In the 20s and we are about to freeze to death... they cancelled schools and business days on Friday cause the icy roads and sleet etc.. I know y'all northerners must be rolling your eyes!! Enjoy your temperate winter weather, though, and get out and take some pictures!!

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  54. It was cold and rainy today. They are calling for snow here in a couple of days. This will be the third time this winter! Enough already. We live in the South for a reason. And besides our roads can't handle anymore scraping with the wrong equipment. There are potholes on top of potholes!

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  55. I think we are all watching not only the weather but the changes all over our planet Earth. I live in SW Mississippi and today it is cloudy, it rained during the night, and this afternoon, the temp dropped 10 degrees within one hour. I don't know what is coming, but I hear from the local news station, WLBT, Jackson, MS that snow is in the forecast. Pray, ladies, pray pray pray for our planet Earth and for all the ones who do not know our LORD and our GOD, that they will know HIM before it is too late.

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  56. Hi Teresa, love your blog today...anyway I live in southern Indiana, we have had cold/snowy weather (lot's of snow) since before Thanksgiving. We are now at the point of where the snow is not staying very long, dare I say the ground is slowly warming up? I am sooooo ready for green. We had a major drought last year and nothing but brown and according to the weather man just last Sunday we haven't made up in moisture yet!!! I too love a good rain and even a "mild" storm, I just love changes in the season.

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  57. I'll comment since I didn't see someone from the Dakotas chime in. The thermometer didn't see the positive side of zero today, even tho the sun shone. Tomorrow morning will be -25 actual. I don't want to even think about wind chill. Almost record snows. Tired, tired, tired of winter. Take a look at my back yard. My propane tank is almost covered.

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  58. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter!!! Yay!

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  59. Ooopsss!!

    Happy Birthday to you and your son ! ? !

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  60. Oh my Lord we are the same. I watch the weather channel for entertainment. I big storm somewhere and live cover = exciting night with popcorn in front of the TV. I always figured it is because I live in SoCal where the weather is always pretty much the same. We have had the most wonderful past 5 weeks of sun and warm breezes. Lovely. I feel guilty.

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  61. Here in Colorado Springs, it's been cold and snowy the past week. We got over 6 inches just yesterday. But the sun was out today before the next storm rolls in...ahhh February.

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  62. Here in Delaware it's cold 22-29 at night which makes for slippery walking with the hound.
    My husband is with you, he checks the widget on our Fios provider every day - several times a day!

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  63. "I don't check the weather for my Pacific Northwest friends because I know what it's doing there at any given moment.

    It's raining."

    Hee hee! Yes.....and I want it to SNOW! We were supposed to get more snow this year in the NW. And now I'm hearing we don't nearly have enough snow in the mountains! I'm obsessed too, I check the 7-day forecast just hoping for a chance of cooler weather and some of the white stuff....
    ~michelle~

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  64. Michigan is snowy and chilly. I believe we got to a whopping 30 degrees today. The weather man says that we are to get much colder very soon. Lovely. NOT!!!!

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  65. Like a heard a very refined gentlman say one day..."the weather here is colder than the hair on a witches chest!" YUCK! Thanks for asking. Love your marshmellows though!
    PS. I read one blog today where the parents had gone on a ski trip and the mother asked her 3 year old if her liked the snow, to which he replied, "yes, but I like green grasses better!" ha! Me too!

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  66. If you love experiencing all that Mother nature has to offer you might consider moving to Australia! So far this year, we have had a grade 5 cyclone to the north, enourmous floods across 3 states that left Brisbane City actually under water, bush fires in the west have so far destroyed 40 homes, & there is another cyclone approaching the upper west..just before Christmas there was some unseasonal snow in some unusual places, but hey - that was last year.
    i love escaping to your blog to see some calm, beautiful photos. Ahh the serenity!
    Mrs BC
    xx

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  67. ITs 49 here in New Bern, NC...... it was 60 here last weekend!!!!!!!! felt like summer. OH WHEN WILL IT COME??????? If you actually know where New Bern is Praise the Lord!!!!! Its near the OBX....

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  68. I'm just so excited that weather.com finally has the stats for my city!!! For the longest time I had to just get info on the closest big city (half an hour away and down the mountain so not really the same). Here in the southern hemisphere we're enjoying summer and sunshine. Except the last couple days we've gotten some rain and there's more in the forecast. Which makes us very, very happy because it means the lake won't disappear (like it did last year -- seriously!, I was calling it the "field formerly known as a lake").
    Anyway, rain means cooler temps which also makes us very, very happy because the high 90s was wearing us down. The rain also made all the lawns and greenery perk right up. Lovely, lovely weather we're having!

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  69. Here in MN it is COLDer than you know what. This past weekend we had temps in the mid 20's. It had "warmed" up enough to strap on the snowshoes and go out for a hike. Back into the deep freeze again for several days so housebound again. I seem to have the weather channel on of the time also.

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  70. I'm a weather junkie too! This time of year, I am really obsessed with what the weather brings. My forecast for here in Iowa is cold! We are under a wind chill advisory until tomorrow. Lows will be -20 and high is 5 and we will have that high tonight.

    I am looking forward to the week-end though. Highs in the 30's! A heat wave!!!

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  71. Hi Teresa - Did not realize you come from the N.W. I am an hour north of Seattle and we actually saw sun today. YAAAY!!!

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  72. Kris in TX here (from Barb's workshop) - and weather lover. Was in the 70s last Sunday (the 30th) and then 2 days later we got blasted and weren't above freezing for 4 days and got a little snow and ice on Friday. By yesterday, it was warm enough that we had all the windows open in the house, and by Wednesday night it's supposed to be 22 again. The up and down is a big joke here - if you don't like the weather in Texas just wait a few minutes and it will change.

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  73. Highs in the single digits all week here in MN. But we're used to it this time of year. Doesn't mean the forecasts in the south don't make me jealous, though! :)

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  74. It was sunny here and in the 50's but they are calling for snow maybe on Thursday! So fickle is mother nature! We used to joke and say our son would be the next Jim Cantore, he was obsessed with the weather as a little kid. The other day I told him that instead of pursuing a career in law enforcement he should really go back to that whole weather thing. I told him where else can you be on tv, make good money and still be wrong most of the time?! ;-)

    Kat :)

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  75. Well, here in Africa it is HOT!!! And the thunderstorms we get here are incredible - if you love storms, Auntie, then you need to come visit! I don't think it ever rains here without thunder and lightning accompanying it. Quite impressive.

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  76. You nailed it about the Pacific Northwest Weather. Yup, it's raining. I can't tell you how much I'm craving a snow day with my kids! (Says the kindergarten teacher with a very tough class this year!)

    Becca

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  77. Here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada it is a lovely -27C with the windchill. That's -17F. We have over 4 feet of snow (I know, we talk weather in Metric, but still use feet for how much snow. Weird Canadians!) This is typical temperatures for late November through to early April in our neck of the woods. Come on out, the skiing is perfect!

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  78. We are having a cold streak then warm streak this winter. It was a nice fall. Then cold December, warm January and now we are back to a cold February. Right now we are around -15 and they are saying we are going to warm back up.. but who knows with weather :) As we live in Fairbanks, Alaska it is all part of living up north :) Thank God spring and summer is coming soon!!

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  79. I'm in Denver where we're expecting a quick 6-12 inches over the next 18hrs. But if course it'll be warm and sunny just 2 days later and it will evaporate. Not much for your weather fix. But my brother lives on Lake Michigan at the Wisconsin state line. Last week he opened his garage door to 3 feet of snow. Love that lake effect!(Luckily, his wife grew up in Buffalo : ) )

    Maria

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  80. You are so cute! Can't believe they mentioned Indy on your news. We did get iced in, some snow but mostly ice. We did NOT lose power though so we were thrilled! There was no school for 3 days followed by a 2 hour delay on Friday. Saturday morning we woke up to a snow storm when we were supposed to have a dusting. We got about 6 inches on top of our ice. It is a mess here. Everything is a sheet of slickness. Also, since we don't have a garage or a driveway and my lazy husband refuses to do any work at a house that is not his, we can't get to the car without trudging through all of this mess. I am SO sick of my boots and big puffy coat. I'm longing for jeans, sweater and flip flops. Our local weather man said we would be up to 50 degrees within 2 weeks. Can't wait. He also said we would soon see an end to this bear of a winter. If he lied to me I will hunt him down.

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  81. how did I miss this!? I know you've seen the BlizzardCam, so you've got my answer! ha! It's 4 degrees today. Nice.

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  82. I live in the Boston area and in the last month we have gotten at least 4 feet of snow! Until yesterday when we finally had a little melt, we had about 3 feet of snow on the ground at our house, and the shoveled and plowed mountains of snow are way above my head in lots of places. It's hard to drive because the streets are even narrower than usual because there is so much snow. When two cars go by, you have to pull over and wait and take turns going. We have had 5 snow days and two early out of church days. My son's school concert was cancelled yesterday, not because it was actually snowing but because of the snow there wasn't enough place in the neighborhood for everyone to park. It's crazy!! I've lived here for 5 years and yes, we have had some bad winters but nothing like this. The difference this time is that we got tons of snow and it didn't melt in between, it just built up into huge piles. Now, roofs are caving in all over the state! We are now like you, watching the weather every day, morning, noon and night to be ready for what's coming. It's kind of fun, with the kids home for snow days, drinking hot chocolate and making cookies and soup and all that, but it's getting a little old I have to say! We'll welcome spring with open arms this year and be extra grateful for it!

    Elisabeth

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  83. Any time the hubby needs to know about the radar he calls me. And a friend will check with me before leaving to know what's coming. They call me crazy for being obsessed with the weather. But then they realize I do usually know what is supposed to happen. No wild predictions here like Algore and his partners in crime. Dennis Miller said to beware the prophet that profits. LOL Peggy It's a very cold single digit here.

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  84. We went from 54 degrees yesterday to 31 today with high winds...yuck

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  85. Central Indiana. 15 degress with a wind chill that I don't want to know. Sun is out, so things feel warmer. We have about 3 inches of ice covered by another 5-6 of snow. I am over it. Low tonight 4 degrees. OVER. IT.

    kim

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  86. HI
    Here in Kansas, we are getting more snow today. At the moment, it has died down a bit, but earlier, the flakes were huge and beautiful! We are expecting up to 7 to 11 inches.
    It is 9 degrees out with a W/C of -10.

    5 more weeks til Spring, right?

    Mecky

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  87. I'm obsessed with the weather too, and often check the Hour by Hour forecast several times a day!

    Today (Tues.) in Northern Alabama, it is sunny and in the high 40's. It's beautiful (considering what we normally have in the winter).

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  88. I think it's negative 2 here in Ohio or something awful like that...but, wait...is it your birthday? I thought I saw something like that as I was scrolling down. If so, Happy, Happy Birthday to you (that would be just like you to talk about the weather instead.) :)

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  89. What rain?? I think I live on the wrong side of the mountains... :)

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  90. I AM in Texas and there is still ice patches in our yard. We had 4+ inches of snow on top of several inches of ice. My husband a nd I broke up the ice on the driveway Sunday, Texas style, with a shovel (garden variety not snow shovel, who can find a snow shovel in Dallas when you need one?) and a wheelbarrel! This storm kept us below 32 degrees for more than 100 straight hours. AND kept the kids out of school for 4 straight days due to icy roads. And guess what, we are to get more ice, sleet and snow tonight. The big question now is will we miss yet another day of school? We will be making up days 'forever' the kids will say I am sure!

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  91. We're in LONDON, United Kingdom and we have ad our first full day of sunshine since Christmas. NO LIES. Friday was our first afternoon with a little sun, but today we had clear skies and temperatures just below freezing. SO lovely to be able to see the blue sky, sometimes its easy to forget that its always there, above those clouds!

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  92. Wow! Reading through the comments on this post, I think every state in the US, and several countries have been represented...no need for the weather channel today! BTW, it was in the mid 50's and sunny here in Chesapeake, VA today... but rain and maybe even snow is on the way for later in the week...

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  93. Here in New Zealand it is cloudy but HOT! Too hot for the kids to be outside without burning. I wish it were raining and cool... I am missing my cardigans! xx

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  94. I'm in Oklahoma and we are about to be snowed in and -6. Feel free to stop in for some warm pie.

    Thanks,

    Valerie
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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  95. LOL! I'm from MN and we have cold, cold temps right now, with mounds of icey snowbanks at least three feet high. It's so cold the wind takes your breath away. I think the high today was around
    -1. Not fun AT ALL.

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  96. Well, I won't tell you what it's doing here because it's the PacNW and you can guess. Okay, it isn't raining right now, but everything is moldy.

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  97. its the start of pollen season here in tampa - yuk
    yuk
    yuk
    everything will be covered in a yellow dust for the next weeks -
    but today it's warm
    by the way
    love your blog

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  98. i am a total weather freak!!! it's brrr and 18 with hard crusty snow on the ground in this part of eastern missouri...

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  99. WAIT TILL YOU HEAR THIS ONE!!--In Vermont we have 6 foot snowbanks that kept school closed because you couldn't see the little schoolchildren walking (no buses :))! Then on Saturday night we had a BIG snowstorm with THUNDER & LIGHTNING! Wow, never saw THAT before. Leave it to Vermont to get it all. How's that for a weather report? ♥Lisa

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  100. Today's weather report calls for a slightly grouchy morning, afternoon patches of cranky, and swollen ankles the size of elephant legs by evening hours....oh wait....that's me....not the weather.

    The sun JUST peaked it's head out to look around, other than that it's just your typical gray day in the 30's around here in the valley. What can I say...it's February. The one month out of the year that begs you to go to the tropics somewhere.

    Tomorrow's forecast calls for smiles, chocolate and putting my feet up more!!

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  101. I too constantly check, hoping for a few days of sunshine ahead. It keeps me from worrying about bad winter roads, and makes the day a little happier. Your pictures are lovely, thanks for them

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  102. Oh a weather sista~! I do the same thing. Check the weather, all the time. In many parts of the US too. Like my Mom moved from ND during the depression and sometimes I check their weather. I may need help.
    It's been low 30's in the a.m. and up to near 70 later in the day. Central Ca. Sierra's. I am dreaming of more rain, bring'er on! I need me some weather!

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  103. Another PNW weather report. Here in little Lynden, Washington it was cold and sunny today...in the 40's. It's really fun to see weather in so many places!

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  104. In central Texas, I have SALT on the patio, from the SLEET and ICE that I had yesterday morning! Of course last week we had 5" of snow and on Sunday, it is supposed to be 70 degrees!!
    That's Texas.....if you don't like the weather, wait a minute!
    I'm enjoying your blog!
    Thank you.

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  105. Well this is five days late, but I'm an Okie with the craziest weather EVER in our history these past two weeks! I forgot the actual total amount of snow we ended up with -- well over two feet -- followed with subzero temps which are pretty much unheard of here. The city was shut down for several days, and my boy hasn't gone to school for a single day yet in February. Yipes! Historic it has been!

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  106. Last week Phoenix had a deep freeze. That happens maybe only once in a decade, where it gets down in the low 20's. And usually it's below freeze temps a couple days each winter.
    Anyway, you have got to check out this post... when a local park had their sprinkle system go off during the deep freeze and this is what the community woke up to-
    http://lindathompson.blogspot.com/2011/02/freezing-rain-in-phoenix.html

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  107. ah yes, a fellow weather geek. Good to know I'm not the only one out there.

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  108. I laughed really hard when you said you don't check the weather in the Pacific NW. When it's not raining.....it's just volatile.

    Hence the family joke.....if you don't like the weather in Oregon....just wait for five minutes. OR we say that Oregon is PMS-ing, and exercising her womanly perogative to change her mind.

    Oregon is definitely a "She".

    I LOOOOOVE crazy weather though.

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