Thread: Weather

DougMacKenzie - 1/12/2007 at 11:19 PM

Looks like it could be a big ice storm headed this way. Just finished layin' in the firewood, stocking up on essentials. This could really get messy by Sunday night. As I was driving home, the temp dropped from 70 to 45 in about 2 seconds. Never seen it quite that dramatic before. Hope the electricity lasts until after the games on Sunday!


gina - 1/13/2007 at 12:01 AM

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Looks like it could be a big ice storm headed this way. Just finished layin' in the firewood, stocking up on essentials. This could really get messy by Sunday night. As I was driving home, the temp dropped from 70 to 45 in about 2 seconds. Never seen it quite that dramatic before. Hope the electricity lasts until after the games on Sunday!


I sure hope we don't get that down here! When you get dramatic weather like that, you have to remember the warnings about when the so called climate flip happens, stuff like that will happen really fast. Last weekend on Saturday it got up to 70 degrees. The next day it was 35-40, and then there were a couple of days it was like 20. I have to peruse the great minds of meterology and find out what's going on, but what I already saw was that the surface temps of the ocean are disturbingly warm for most of the world, warm enough (only has to be 28 Celcius) that if a cyclone (hurricane) formed it could strike almost anywhere. In Australia in 8 weeks they had 7 cyclones one lined up right after another. There is something going on, but the boys from NASA and the military try to keep it quiet. Regardless, we have our ways to find out and we will.


SmilingJack - 1/13/2007 at 01:40 AM

The 'high' in Denver today was at 12:01 am and was 7. The daytime high was 1! tonite is is going to get cold, LOL!


piacere - 1/13/2007 at 02:23 AM

nice here in RI. High 40's this weekend.


Fujirich - 1/13/2007 at 07:48 AM

I have the pleasure of going to Chicago next week. My NC winter has so far seemed more like spring - this should be stimulating!


RobFilmMusic - 1/13/2007 at 10:15 AM

bit chilly here in LA..... low tonite was about 44... tomorrow the high is 55 or so.


punknseed - 1/13/2007 at 01:26 PM

No snow here. Very rare for this part of the country. Temps way above normal. Looks like the last snow storm (lake effect) missed us entirely. While areas only five miles to the North, and West received anywhere from 17" to 24". Looks like I’ll have to truck the snowmobile north.
But I’m not complaining. I love these el Nino winters.

[Edited on 1/13/2007 by punknseed]


Haisija - 1/13/2007 at 01:34 PM

Its friggn cold, windy and rainy ( maybe even freezey rainy) down here in the Fort Worthless area.
Weather happens.


PhotoDude - 1/13/2007 at 02:55 PM

Punkinseed isn't that far from me.

We have only had two snowstorms of any importance, the one this week giving us all of four inches.

It's all melted now.


piacere - 1/13/2007 at 02:57 PM

rain here. and warm.


piacere - 1/13/2007 at 04:09 PM

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23 degrees right now. That's bitter cold for this part of the country.


that's pretty cold anywhere. I know many places have and had worse but Vegas?

I'd better consult with gina. I'll go wake her up, she fell asleep on the couch last night.

she snores.


RobFilmMusic - 1/13/2007 at 06:15 PM

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23 degrees right now. That's bitter cold for this part of the country.


are people flippin out in Vegas about the weather as much as they are in LA?

Somebody told me it was going to snow in Vegas and i thought they were lying.


bob1954 - 1/13/2007 at 06:31 PM

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There is something going on, but the boys from NASA and the military try to keep it quiet. Regardless, we have our ways to find out and we will.

Yeah, I figure this is a military action. No other way to explain it.


Haisija - 1/13/2007 at 06:36 PM

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There is something going on, but the boys from NASA and the military try to keep it quiet. Regardless, we have our ways to find out and we will.
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Yeah, I figure this is a military action. No other way to explain it.


Whenever disaster or freakish weather happens in westernized countries, don't the Grand Poobahs of the radical Islamic factions give credit to Allah for this ?


Bhawk - 1/13/2007 at 06:51 PM

Second day of winter weather in KC. Cold, about two inches of frozen sleet on the ground, sleeting again right now (I guess it's sleet - the National Weather Service is calling it "Unknown Precipitation") - 17 degrees, down to about 5 tonight. Brrr.

But, hey, there's about seven hours of playoff football here in a while! Why leave the house?


SmilingJack - 1/13/2007 at 08:41 PM

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Second day of winter weather in KC. Cold, about two inches of frozen sleet on the ground, sleeting again right now (I guess it's sleet - the National Weather Service is calling it "Unknown Precipitation") - 17 degrees, down to about 5 tonight. Brrr.

But, hey, there's about seven hours of playoff football here in a while! Why leave the house?

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Minus 9 overnight and one degree now in Denver. I'm with you re; staying in and watching the playoffs.


punknseed - 1/14/2007 at 01:31 PM

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Punkinseed (punknseed) isn't that far from me.
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About an hour and a half, In the Tug Hill area. Near redfield Res.

Ice storm on the rise. It's like a skating rink out there.
Time to get prepared for a power failure.
That means firing up the generator so I can watch TV. LOL


TexGent - 1/14/2007 at 01:56 PM

The roads are passable here (NW Ark) but not so much where I work (20 miles north). Forecast for a thunder-sleet (!!!) storm early afternoon - guess I won't be able to make it in today. Darn.

[Edited on 1/14/2007 by TexGent]


gina - 1/14/2007 at 06:00 PM

You know about the ice storm that has gripped the midwest causing 21 deaths, well that ain't all.

Tsunami vigil in Japan after earthquake

TOKYO, Jan 13: A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the northern Pacific on Saturday, prompting warnings for thousands of Japanese to flee for higher ground before tsunami fears eased as only small waves hit the coast.

The US cancelled an earlier tsunami alert for Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and other smaller Pacific islands issued after the huge tremor off the Russian-controlled Kuril Islands at about 0424 GMT.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre also withdrew a tsunami watch for a vast part of the Pacific basin including the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua-New Guinea and Hawaii.—
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Is that all? Nope, there was a landslide causing a subway station collapse in San Paolo, Brazil too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6260991.stm

90,000 people in Malaysia have to leave their homes due to flooding. (Noah isn't there with the Ark for them). The picture gives you an idea what we will have to deal with in this country when the oceans rise due to the climate change and the areas that are at sea level become innundated as time goes on and the world marches forward closer towards it's unstoppable destiny.


[Edited on 1/14/2007 by gina]


leftyblues - 1/14/2007 at 11:36 PM

we live on a planet..it has a climate..we try to predict it..but we can't..it has snowed,rained blown,cycloned,hailed,tornadoed,ect,ect,ect for a long time ..it will keep on happening..thanks to NASA...


bob1954 - 1/14/2007 at 11:40 PM

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we live on a planet..it has a climate..we try to predict it..but we can't..it has snowed,rained blown,cycloned,hailed,tornadoed,ect,ect,ect for a long time ..it will keep on happening..thanks to NASA...

and the military...


piacere - 1/15/2007 at 03:13 AM

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we live on a planet..it has a climate..we try to predict it..but we can't..it has snowed,rained blown,cycloned,hailed,tornadoed,ect,ect,ect for a long time ..it will keep on happening..thanks to NASA...


"thanks to NASA"

still rainin' here. No complaints.


DougMacKenzie - 1/15/2007 at 03:18 AM

Waitin' all weekend for this "severe" ice storm - looks like it may finally get goping tonight. We've been pretty lucky so far, but the temp is dropping and the freezing rain is still falling. Hope we don't lose the electricity!


piacere - 1/15/2007 at 05:05 AM

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Waitin' all weekend for this "severe" ice storm - looks like it may finally get goping tonight. We've been pretty lucky so far, but the temp is dropping and the freezing rain is still falling. Hope we don't lose the electricity!


at least you got to see the Patriots game.

and with that, I bid you all nighty-night.


bob1954 - 1/15/2007 at 02:31 PM

The dreaded ice storm hit here in the Detroit area at about midnight. We lost power at 6:30am and there is no estimate when it may be back. Last time we had a storm like this we were without power for 4 days. Friggin' NASA bastards!


punknseed - 1/16/2007 at 12:06 PM

Looks like we dodged another bullet up on this hill. A little rain/sleet, some ice, but nothing too alarming. No snow. And the power even stayed on. Just slippery as hell out there.


Brendan - 1/16/2007 at 02:42 PM

Down in Delaware this weekend. Sunday, sunny and close to 70 degrees. Even Sunday night at 11:30, it was still around 62. Weird. But I'll take it!


Bobo - 1/16/2007 at 06:38 PM

Dug started a thread!!!!!


Bobo - 1/16/2007 at 07:24 PM

This is truly ENDtimes!


Sang - 1/16/2007 at 08:12 PM

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This is truly ENDtimes!



Especially when OTF and gina were the first ones to post in it.......


Bobo - 1/16/2007 at 08:21 PM

What's next?!?! a Sang Appreciation Thread??


DougMacKenzie - 1/16/2007 at 10:20 PM

Let's not get carried away.


WharfRat - 1/16/2007 at 11:02 PM

Finally getting more seasonable in NJ


gina - 1/16/2007 at 11:18 PM

Seasonable enough to put the brrrrrrr in bourbon!


DougMacKenzie - 1/17/2007 at 01:33 AM

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Seasonable enough to put the brrrrrrr in bourbon!

I thought alcohol was forbidden for Muslims?


WharfRat - 1/17/2007 at 03:37 AM

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Finally getting more seasonable in NJ



Same in Nevada. But that means it's getting warmer.



Supposed to be 32 here tommorow


My kinda weather

I know, I am weird


WharfRat - 1/17/2007 at 03:42 AM

eFFFFFF oteFFFFFF

Just thought I woudl throw that out there


WharfRat - 1/17/2007 at 03:58 AM

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That wasn't nice.


















I learned from the best


DougMacKenzie - 1/18/2007 at 03:35 AM

Our pool pump kicks in automatically if the temps get to freezing. Well worth the little bit of electricity. Looks like we could b in for several more days of wintery weather. Woke up to 1/2 inch of snow on the roads, you would of thought the world was coming to an end. Warranted all day news coverage closed everything from the schools to the coffee house. Nothing more dangerous than a Texas woman in an SUV with a little ice on the road, trying to put on her lipstick and talk on her cell phone while she's driving. Prison school was closed so.....Snow Day!

[Edited on 1/18/2007 by DougMacKenzie]


WharfRat - 1/18/2007 at 03:37 AM

Winter has FINALLY decended upon NJ

No snow yet though...


gina - 1/20/2007 at 07:08 PM

BERLIN, Jan 19: Europe cleaned up on Friday after a devastating storm that killed at least 45 people, shut down transport systems, disrupted energy supplies and caused more than a billion euros worth of damage.

Winds of up to 216 kilometres an hour swept off the Atlantic and cut a swathe of destruction across northwestern Europe and on into Poland and Russia.

Thirteen people were killed in storm-related incidents in Britain, at least 11 in Germany, six in the Netherlands, six in Poland, four in the Czech Republic, two in Belgium and three in France. Children were among those killed by falling debris or in traffic accidents.

Hundreds of thousands of homes in several countries had power cut as the hurricane force winds ripped up trees and power lines.

Russian oil deliveries to the European Union were interrupted after high winds temporarily knocked out electricity on Friday at a pumping station on a pipeline through the Ukraine.

Rescue helicopters saved the 26 crew of a container ship that started to sink in the Channel and German rail services were halted for the first time ever.

In Germany, gusts of up to 200 km an hour were recorded. Winds reached 216 kilometres an hour on Mount Snezka, in the north of the Czech Republic.

Falling trees and pylons claimed the lives of six motorists in Britain. A two-year-old boy, Saurav Ghai, was killed when a brick wall fell on top of him in north London.

Winds eased on Friday but there was still disruption at London Heathrow and other British airports. British Airways cancelled more than 130 domestic flights on Thursday.

In Germany, an 18-month-old baby died after being crushed by a door which was ripped off its hinges by high winds in Munich. A 73-year-old man was killed in Augsburg after a barn door fell on him. In Berlin, a two-tonne steel girder fell more than 40 metres at the city's main rail station. The German federation of insurers said the storm -- the worst in 30 years -- had caused around one billion euros ($1.29 bn) of damage.

More than 200 flights in and out of Frankfurt airport were cancelled because of the winds, authorities said.

Freak accidents occurred across the storm's path. In the southern Dutch town of Riel an 11-year-old boy died after he was hit by a car, whose driver said the child was blown into the car by a sudden gust.

A Dutch seal refuge housed 60 of its nervous animal charges in a local cinema after high winds threatened to destroy their temporary shelter.

At one point, more than one million people were without power in the Czech Republic. Some 100,000 homes in northern France, 20,000 households in Austria and more than 30,000 households across northeast England lost electricity -- nearly all because falling trees downed power lines.

In the Channel, 26 crew who abandoned their sinking freighter were airlifted to safety in a daring joint French-British operation launched in nine-metre (30-feet) high waves.

The British-registered ship, the MS Napoli, developed three cracks and on Friday was being towed by a tug towards Lyme Bay in southwest England.

French coastguard officials said the ship was carrying hundreds of tonnes of “dangerous” cargo including explosives and unspecified toxins, and a large oil slick had been detected behind the vessel. Czech airline CSA cancelled around 20 flights at Prague airport on Friday because of the high winds. One of the airport's two terminals was closed following damage to its roof.

Germany's national carrier Lufthansa said it had been forced to cancel 331 flights around Europe, affecting almost 19,000 passengers.—AFP

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Comments: Just to keep you updated, end times weather happening! It won't all be at once, it will be slow, but it will happen. It is happening. You just have to pay attention.


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 07:25 PM

We got snow here today!!!!!

END TIMES!!!!
END TIMES!!!!
END TIMES!!!!
END TIMES!!!!
END TIMES!!!!
END TIMES!!!!


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 07:27 PM

OOPS.

I forgot I live in central NY.

We get snow all the time.

Never mind.


piacere - 1/20/2007 at 08:04 PM

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BERLIN, Jan 19: Europe cleaned up on Friday after a devastating storm that killed at least 45 people, shut down transport systems, disrupted energy supplies and caused more than a billion euros worth of damage.

Winds of up to 216 kilometres an hour swept off the Atlantic and cut a swathe of destruction across northwestern Europe and on into Poland and Russia.

Thirteen people were killed in storm-related incidents in Britain, at least 11 in Germany, six in the Netherlands, six in Poland, four in the Czech Republic, two in Belgium and three in France. Children were among those killed by falling debris or in traffic accidents.

Hundreds of thousands of homes in several countries had power cut as the hurricane force winds ripped up trees and power lines.

Russian oil deliveries to the European Union were interrupted after high winds temporarily knocked out electricity on Friday at a pumping station on a pipeline through the Ukraine.

Rescue helicopters saved the 26 crew of a container ship that started to sink in the Channel and German rail services were halted for the first time ever.

In Germany, gusts of up to 200 km an hour were recorded. Winds reached 216 kilometres an hour on Mount Snezka, in the north of the Czech Republic.

Falling trees and pylons claimed the lives of six motorists in Britain. A two-year-old boy, Saurav Ghai, was killed when a brick wall fell on top of him in north London.

Winds eased on Friday but there was still disruption at London Heathrow and other British airports. British Airways cancelled more than 130 domestic flights on Thursday.

In Germany, an 18-month-old baby died after being crushed by a door which was ripped off its hinges by high winds in Munich. A 73-year-old man was killed in Augsburg after a barn door fell on him. In Berlin, a two-tonne steel girder fell more than 40 metres at the city's main rail station. The German federation of insurers said the storm -- the worst in 30 years -- had caused around one billion euros ($1.29 bn) of damage.

More than 200 flights in and out of Frankfurt airport were cancelled because of the winds, authorities said.

Freak accidents occurred across the storm's path. In the southern Dutch town of Riel an 11-year-old boy died after he was hit by a car, whose driver said the child was blown into the car by a sudden gust.

A Dutch seal refuge housed 60 of its nervous animal charges in a local cinema after high winds threatened to destroy their temporary shelter.

At one point, more than one million people were without power in the Czech Republic. Some 100,000 homes in northern France, 20,000 households in Austria and more than 30,000 households across northeast England lost electricity -- nearly all because falling trees downed power lines.

In the Channel, 26 crew who abandoned their sinking freighter were airlifted to safety in a daring joint French-British operation launched in nine-metre (30-feet) high waves.

The British-registered ship, the MS Napoli, developed three cracks and on Friday was being towed by a tug towards Lyme Bay in southwest England.

French coastguard officials said the ship was carrying hundreds of tonnes of “dangerous” cargo including explosives and unspecified toxins, and a large oil slick had been detected behind the vessel. Czech airline CSA cancelled around 20 flights at Prague airport on Friday because of the high winds. One of the airport's two terminals was closed following damage to its roof.

Germany's national carrier Lufthansa said it had been forced to cancel 331 flights around Europe, affecting almost 19,000 passengers.—AFP

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Comments: Just to keep you updated, end times weather happening! It won't all be at once, it will be slow, but it will happen. It is happening. You just have to pay attention.



gina, oh gina. you're like a cool summer breeze blowing in from a dump.


DougMacKenzie - 1/20/2007 at 08:06 PM

Rainy here, about 36 degrees, just lie it's been for a week. We sure needed the rain. Tanks, ponds, and lakes are fillin' up again. This is a good thing.

[Edited on 1/20/2007 by DougMacKenzie]


piacere - 1/20/2007 at 08:11 PM

cold here.

like gina's skin.


PhotoDude - 1/21/2007 at 04:59 AM

Snow and cold all week.

Winter is here.


punknseed - 1/21/2007 at 05:28 PM

Cccccold up here, temps back to normal. about 10 inches of snow.

(any snow down there, Ron?)

Snowmobile runs great in this cold weather. I took my grandaughter for a nice ride on the local trails. But I over did it as usual. Now I'll spend the next few days in a drug induced stupor. LOL


Brucebcd - 1/21/2007 at 05:35 PM

Phil: There is no way this winter is *ever* going to end as long as that groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any way out of it. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.


punknseed - 1/21/2007 at 05:58 PM

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Phil: There is no way this winter is *ever* going to end as long as that groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any way out of it. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.


LOL. Lock and load.

Remember safety first....Then pull the trigger. LOL


DougMacKenzie - 1/21/2007 at 07:49 PM

The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.


punknseed - 1/22/2007 at 03:25 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


PhotoDude - 1/22/2007 at 03:46 PM

We got about five inches of snow over the weekend.

Forecast calls for scattered flurries all week, with temps going DOWN.


piacere - 1/22/2007 at 06:59 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.


because we're TOUGH, dammit.

gotta take the bad with the good.


Sang - 1/22/2007 at 11:37 PM

Todat?


piacere - 1/23/2007 at 01:34 AM

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Todat?


Yes, that is what I typed.


that's going in my repote.


Chain - 1/23/2007 at 08:13 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


All of the above, but add a case of Jim Beam for those life saving Manhatttan's, lots of good pasta and homemade bread, and good tunes! Oh, and a hot nymphomaniac always helps for those below zero nights (the hot tub is always a good recruitment tool in order to get one to stop by).

[Edited on 1/23/2007 by Chain]


PhotoDude - 1/24/2007 at 04:51 AM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


Looks like the Tug Hill is gonna see lots of snow tonight.

Have fun, buddy.


punknseed - 1/24/2007 at 11:49 AM

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Looks like the Tug Hill is gonna see lots of snow tonight.

Have fun, buddy.
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Thanks Ron. It's snowing right now. Snow warnings today. up to 14 inches of snow, or so they say.

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All of the above, but add a case of Jim Beam for those life saving Manhatttan's, lots of good pasta and homemade bread, and good tunes! Oh, and a hot nymphomaniac always helps for those below zero nights (the hot tub is always a good recruitment tool in order to get one to stop by).
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I'm pretty sure I couldn't talk my wife into the hot nympomaniac. Lord knows I've tried.


Chain - 1/24/2007 at 01:51 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


All of the above, but add a case of Jim Beam for those life saving Manhatttan's, lots of good pasta and homemade bread, and good tunes! Oh, and a hot nymphomaniac always helps for those below zero nights (the hot tub is always a good recruitment tool in order to get one to stop by).

[Edited on 1/23/2007 by Chain]



If you had all of those things, you would not have the time nor the inclination to post here. But it's a nice fantasy.


Old-time,

Ive got all these things except the nympho....The hot tub, tunes, pellet stove, nice efficient furnace, Jim Beam, etc... Hard to find the nymphos here in upstate, NY.


Chain - 1/24/2007 at 01:57 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


Looks like the Tug Hill is gonna see lots of snow tonight.

Have fun, buddy.


24 inches of snow overnight on Tug Hill isnt even that big a deal...Seriously, weve received much larger amounts in 24 hours in years past. Like the rest of the country, weve had a very, very mild winter. As usual, the forecast was a bit of a let down. I only got 4 inches of snow last night. The Lake effect band moved south before it dropped any real significant snow. Too bad as our resorts, bars, restaurants really need the snow to satisfy the snowmobile and ski crowd....


punknseed - 1/24/2007 at 03:08 PM

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The sun came out today for the first time in over a week, the temp is out of the 30's! I don't know how you yankees do it.



A good wood stove, lots of dry wood, an efficient furnace, A spa, (mmm hot tub, oh yeah)
And it also helps to be comfortably numb. LOL


Looks like the Tug Hill is gonna see lots of snow tonight.

Have fun, buddy.


24 inches of snow overnight on Tug Hill isnt even that big a deal...Seriously, weve received much larger amounts in 24 hours in years past. Like the rest of the country, weve had a very, very mild winter. As usual, the forecast was a bit of a let down. I only got 4 inches of snow last night. The Lake effect band moved south before it dropped any real significant snow. Too bad as our resorts, bars, restaurants really need the snow to satisfy the snowmobile and ski crowd....


agreed.

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Old-time,

Ive got all these things except the nympho....The hot tub, tunes, pellet stove, nice efficient furnace, Jim Beam, etc... Hard to find the nymphos here in upstate, NY.
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( I have all the above also, except the nympho, and pellet stove, I have a wood stove, I don't drink, but I have the drinks for company.)

4" of snow is all I got overnight also. It stopped snowing. The sky's are blue. for the moment.

where are you? Are you close to Camden or Pulaski ?


WharfRat - 1/26/2007 at 01:18 PM

SWEET!!

MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL DROP INTO THE HIGH SINGLE DIGITS. THESE FRIGID TEMPERATURES WILL COMBINE WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 10 TO 15 BELOW ZERO EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE ARCTIC AIR WILL MAINTAIN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION TODAY. HIGHS WILL ONLY REACH THE UPPER TEENS TO NEAR 20. THE GUSTY NORTHWEST FLOW WILL KEEP WIND CHILL READINGS BELOW ZERO FOR MUCH OF THE MORNING...AND AROUND ZERO FOR MOST OF THE REST OF THE DAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...AND AN APPROACHING WARM FRONT WILL RESULT IN MILDER TEMPERATURES TONIGHT.

EXPOSURE TO COLD CAN CAUSE LIFE THREATENING HEALTH CONDITIONS. AVOID SERIOUS CONDITIONS SUCH AS FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA BY KEEPING WARM. MAKE SURE TO WEAR A HAT...HOOD OR SCARF... AS MOST HEAT IS LOST THROUGH THE HEAD. ALSO...WEAR LAYERED CLOTHING...AS LAYERS PROVIDE BETTER INSULATION AND WARMTH. IF YOU OR A PERSON YOU SUSPECT IS SUFFERING FROM FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA...SEEK MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY OR CALL 911.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO FOR DETAILS OR UPDATES ON THIS SIGNIFICANT COLD SNAP.


punknseed - 1/26/2007 at 08:46 PM

Minus 5 this morning. Time to pay the piper.


DougMacKenzie - 1/26/2007 at 09:54 PM

Beautiful calm day, bright sunchine, low about 38, high about 65.


gina - 2/1/2007 at 01:20 AM

Two of the Biggest Changes in Climate News
By Bill Blakemore
ABC News

Wednesday 31 January 2007

The world awaits Friday's verdict in Paris.
Scientists gathered from around the world will deliver the verdict on Friday morning in Paris on what the damage is - how we've already permanently altered the planet.

The news will be heavy - hard to take.

The exact wording of the report won't be final until the 9:30 a.m. press conference, but the basic science is in.

The world's scientists have produced these consensus reports every five years since 1991, but the biggest change since the last report in 2001 is clearly not in the science.
It's in the audience. This time around, far more people are ready to listen.

This sea change comes after two years of TV and cinema documentaries and specials, unseasonable weird weather extremes, heat spikes and downpours, backyard bugs, birds and flowers out of synch, disappearing mountain glaciers and ski seasons, as well as a rapidly growing chorus of alarmed politicians.

Already, the planet's news organizations are swarming around the scientists and government representatives huddling in Paris over the final wording.

Goodbye 2,000 Gorgeous Islands, Very Soon

Daily, the World Wide Web brings in hard news.

The latest includes the estimate by Indonesian scientists that 2,000 of the 18,000 gorgeous islands that comprise their country will, by the year 2030, be lost beneath the waves forever (or at least for a thousand years) because of rising sea level caused by global warming.

That's only 23 years from now. 2000 islands just gone.

Global warming's refugees have already begun to move from some Pacific islands. Some scientists predict such refugees will number in the unthinkable hundreds of millions well before the end of the century. So, with reality setting in, many more eyes now turn with new appreciation to the hard-won consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

It involves the work of more than 2,000 scientists from more than 100 countries and is necessarily conservative due to the slow, inclusive and painstaking nature of the approval process. "The IPCC is completely unprecedented in world history," preeminent climate scientist Richard Somerville told ABC News.

A Rock of Reality, Newly Admired, Newly Articulate

Somerville, now buried in the closed-door Paris meeting, is also currently moonlighting as historian to write a history of the IPCC. "There's probably never been anything remotely like it among scientists - for its global scale and long term assessment of a single problem," he says.

Somerville has worked for decades at California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography alongside other early harbingers of the global warming crisis, which virtually all scientists agree has been caused largely by emissions from the burning of fossil carbon in the form of coal, oil and gas.

The IPCC, whose gestation and founding in the 1980's Somerville witnessed from the inside, is now being recognized by more and more people around the world as the most authoritative single source of information about global warming.

With reality now setting in, more journalists are demanding explanations and predictions from scientists - especially this week in Paris - and a small but growing number of scientists are trying to become more articulate for them. Avoiding Too Much "Geek-Talk"

They are trying to avoid the "geek-talk," or scientific jargon, that makes most readers' eyes glaze over. It's been a bone of contention. Are the professional journalists to blame for confusion about the solidity of global warming science, or do scientists themselves share some of the blame? "Scientists can be really infuriating, sometimes," says Susan Joy Hassol, a premier science analyst sought by many leading climate scientists, including IPCC officials.

For more than 20 years she has been helping scientists write professional studies as well as reports aimed at a broader public. Hassol has lately been giving talks about the problem for scientists in a number of cities.

"It's a constant struggle to help scientists get beyond the jargon, but it's never been more important for scientists to be clear for the public," says Hassol. The Other Big Climate News: No Matter What We Do ... Just how important may become painfully clear as the public begins to absorb the news that will be released on Friday.

Whatever the exact final wording, some of the heaviest facts will be confirmations of news already featured in the IPCC's 2001 report. The intervening five years have brought great improvements in the amount and quality of data and in the power of computers to discern its implications.

So another big change in climate news will be that, this time around, many more people feel the reality of the findings that were also in IPCC '01 - such as this:
No matter what we do, global temperatures, even if we begin to get their rise to level off 50 years from now, won't begin to actually decline before at least two centuries from now.

That's even if we immediately start drastic cuts in carbon and other greenhouse emissions, and permanently replace them with new sources of clean energy.
Moreover, that no matter what we do, say the scientists, we are in for a rise of at least about two degrees Fahrenheit within the next 50 years - over and above the 1.5-degree increase the world has experienced in the past 150 years.


And no matter what we do, they say, the new heat will mean sea level keeps rising for at least 1000 years - though our actions should have an enormous influence on how much they rise."The IPCC already reported that in 2001, though the evidence is even more powerful now," Hassol points out. "This time," she says, "more people will probably be able to listen to it."

The challenge for the public, she and most climate scientists are saying, is to realize that the temperature rise won't even begin to level off in 50 years - after that two-degree rise - but accelerate, unless emissions are drastically cut now, well within the next 10 years.

The science delivered Friday morning in Paris is intended by the IPCC to be the bedrock for hopeful action.

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Comments: We all know that global warming is a fact, it will not go away unless there are major changes made in the toxic emissions used by people, industries; but now they tell us it's gone too far, these scientists say that within 50 years the temperature will rise 2 degrees. I have seen other estimates that the changes will occur within 30, possibly sooner. It will not happen all at once, it will happen slowly, flooding, coastal erosion etc.

What is means to you is that when all the changes have happenen the oceans will have risen 20-30 feet higher than they are now, meaning many coastlines will be uninhabitable, there will be land masses people are living on that will be buried under the water. Along with that you will see the massive severe storms predicted by other scientists. Where will all the people go? They will become refugees like the Katrina victims, the govt. will have FEMA cities for them. It will not be pleasant.


DougMacKenzie - 2/1/2007 at 02:04 AM

Sunchine - bright, beautiful day at an outside table at Rosarita's Taqueria here where west Texas begins.


Haisija - 2/1/2007 at 02:07 AM

quote:
Sunchine - bright, beautiful day at an outside table at Rosarita's Taqueria here where west Texas begins.


dark, windly, cloudy, cold, eating a ham sandwich inside where no tree grows over ten feet ! brrrr.


PhotoRon286 - 2/1/2007 at 02:38 AM

22 here today.

Toasty.

We won't see 32 for at least another week, maybe more.


WharfRat - 2/1/2007 at 02:43 AM

Snow Flurries here tommorow


When the heck is it gonna STORM????


PhotoRon286 - 2/1/2007 at 04:14 AM

Cool.


PhotoRon286 - 2/1/2007 at 04:15 AM

We have had 50.1 inches of snow for the season.

We AVERAGE 120 inches per year.


WharfRat - 2/1/2007 at 09:54 AM

quote:
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Snow Flurries here tommorow


When the heck is it gonna STORM????



Late March. End Time blizzard.


Thats ok.. I can walk to the Theatre and Yogi's

Well... STUMBLE back from Yogi's


garrydempsey - 2/1/2007 at 11:24 AM

quote:
In Australia in 8 weeks they had 7 cyclones one lined up right after another.
quote:


don't recall this...I'd say it was bullsh*t

only one word to say about the weather here...drought


gina - 2/2/2007 at 12:20 AM

quote:
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In Australia in 8 weeks they had 7 cyclones one lined up right after another.
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don't recall this...I'd say it was bullsh*t

only one word to say about the weather here...drought


From October thru December 2006.

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/cyclonelinks.htm


LexABB - 2/2/2007 at 12:39 AM

It snowed or sleeted or whatever it is called for about two hours in SC and schools were shut down, then it rained and rained and is still raining now people are scared everything is gonna freeze so they are delaying schools in the morning....becasue it is raining


gina - 2/2/2007 at 01:30 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers identified levees that will break if they are not fixed if a weather event such as Katrina occurs.

WASHINGTON — One hundred twenty-two levees from Maryland to California are at risk of failing, according to a list released Thursday by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The list was released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by news organizations, including USA TODAY. The levees include a number in metropolitan areas, including Washington.

The deficiencies, mostly due to poor maintenance, are forcing communities from Connecticut to California to invest millions of dollars in repairs. If the levees aren't fixed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could determine that they are no longer adequate flood controls. If that happens, property owners behind the levees would have to buy flood insurance costing hundreds of dollars a year or more.

California, which has 37 suspect levees, and Washington state, which has 19, led the list. Five suspect levees are in the Washington. D.C. area, including three along rivers adjacent to the city and two in nearby Maryland suburbs.

Other metropolitan areas with suspect levees included East Hartford, Conn.; Springfield, Mass.; Albuquerque; and some suburbs of Los Angeles.

The substandard levees are being identified under a corps inspection program that has grown more aggressive since Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees across the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Thousands of residents who lost property did not have flood insurance because those levees were considered adequate; later reviews found many were not well maintained.

Thousands of levees are spread across every state. They range from miles-long levees protecting major cities to small berms shielding crops. Many were built by the corps and turned over to local authorities, which are responsible for maintaining them.

Local officials fear that some cities cannot afford upgrades. Hartford, Conn., spent $5 million last year to meet the corps' demands for repairs. Otherwise, thousands of properties worth almost $2 billion would have needed flood insurance, City Engineer John McGrane said. "It's a tremendous burden," he said.

The corps allows a one-time, one-year grace period to do the work, says Maj. Gen. Don Riley, the corps' director of civil works. "We want communities to clearly understand the risks of not maintaining these levees and take responsibility," he says.

The corps has warned communities they need to take care of routine levee maintenance, said Larry Larson, director of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Larson said he was glad the corps was putting out the word on the levees. "The feds are saying, 'Wait a minute, we haven't been doing our job,' " Larson said. " 'We better get on top of this. Your people are at risk. You need to get something done.' "

Contributing: Pete Eisler; the Associated Press.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/pdf/leveelist.pdf

The Macon Levee in Savannah is one of them.


DougMacKenzie - 2/2/2007 at 03:00 AM

Is it strawberry season yet?


piacere - 2/2/2007 at 03:05 AM

quote:
Is it strawberry season yet?


4.99 for a quart-size container.


punknseed - 2/2/2007 at 12:15 PM

Nice day, yesterday. Sunny, relatively warm, 20 or 30 degree. (Didn't cleck the thermometer)
All the lake effect storms missed us. (Very rare for these parts)

It's amazing how a little sunshine can lift your spirits.

Welcome back Photoron.

[Edited on 2/2/2007 by punknseed]


gina - 2/2/2007 at 08:56 PM

quote:
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In Australia in 8 weeks they had 7 cyclones one lined up right after another.
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don't recall this...I'd say it was bullsh*t

only one word to say about the weather here...drought


From October thru December 2006.

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/cyclonelinks.htm




I think you may be misinterpreting that info. Besides, I think someone who lives there would remember this.


They named the storms and gave the dates. The dates are since neither of you seem to be able to read are:

10/22/-10/26/06 (Xavier)
10/22-11/25
11/29 - 12/2 (Anita)
11/30- 12/2
12/18-12/26 (this one called Bando)
1/2 - 1/3 Isabel
1/3 - 1/4 Clovis


gina - 2/2/2007 at 08:57 PM

LADY LAKE, Fla. - Storms carrying the state's deadliest tornado in a decade cut a path across central Florida early Friday, killing at least 14 people, damaging hundreds of homes and littering fields with clothes, furniture and splintered lumber.

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Searchers moved through the four-county region, using spray paint to mark what they found in husks of buildings while residents who had startled out of bed came back to look for friends or loved ones and salvage anything that wasn't blown apart.

Among the deaths were two high school students.

Dozens of mobile homes were destroyed near Lady Lake in Lake County, about 50 miles northwest of Orlando. Chairs, beds and clothes were strewn about yards, with debris hanging from trees. Some homes were tossed from their foundations, while others had their roofs ripped off.

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Wait a month OTF and then say that didn't happen either.

[Edited on 2/2/2007 by gina]


gina - 2/2/2007 at 10:57 PM

Orange snow falls in Siberia
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February 2, 2007 - 8:09AM

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AdvertisementRussia's emergency situations ministry said today it was dispatching experts to a Siberian province to find out why yellow and orange snow has been falling in several villages, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

"A chemical test unit will be sent to Omsk ... it's main task will be to investigate pollution in the region and establish the degree of danger represented by the anomalous snow fall," the agency quoted an unnamed official from the ministry as saying.

Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive "musty" odour was observed yesterday in five districts of Omsk province, which lies in western Siberia and borders Kazakhstan, ITAR-TASS said.

"Residents are advised not to use snow for their household or technical needs and to limit walking, either by people or their pets, in this area," the official said.

The affected area measures about 1,500 square kilometres and is home to over 27,000 people, the ministry said.

Officials have already been gathering snow samples, it added.

The Omsk province is known as a centre of the oil industry and the provincial capital is among Siberia's largest cities.

AFP

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------Comments: Chemicals in the air caused it. Who put them up there and what they are remains to be determined. What do you think all the bombs we drop in all the places we are at war do? Contribute to it perhaps?


PhotoRon286 - 2/3/2007 at 04:22 AM

quote:
Nice day, yesterday. Sunny, relatively warm, 20 or 30 degree. (Didn't cleck the thermometer)
All the lake effect storms missed us. (Very rare for these parts)

It's amazing how a little sunshine can lift your spirits.

Welcome back Photoron.

[Edited on 2/2/2007 by punknseed]


Thanks!

Gonna be cold around here for the next week, but the Tug Hill area is gonna see a sh!tload of snow this weekend.

Good thing they're used to it.

Highs for the next week are in the teens, lows in the single digits.

Add a little wind to that, and it's really freaking cold.


PhotoRon286 - 2/3/2007 at 04:24 AM

quote:
Orange snow falls in Siberia
Email Print Normal font Large font Moscow
February 2, 2007 - 8:09AM

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AdvertisementRussia's emergency situations ministry said today it was dispatching experts to a Siberian province to find out why yellow and orange snow has been falling in several villages, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

"A chemical test unit will be sent to Omsk ... it's main task will be to investigate pollution in the region and establish the degree of danger represented by the anomalous snow fall," the agency quoted an unnamed official from the ministry as saying.

Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive "musty" odour was observed yesterday in five districts of Omsk province, which lies in western Siberia and borders Kazakhstan, ITAR-TASS said.

"Residents are advised not to use snow for their household or technical needs and to limit walking, either by people or their pets, in this area," the official said.

The affected area measures about 1,500 square kilometres and is home to over 27,000 people, the ministry said.

Officials have already been gathering snow samples, it added.

The Omsk province is known as a centre of the oil industry and the provincial capital is among Siberia's largest cities.

AFP

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------Comments: Chemicals in the air caused it. Who put them up there and what they are remains to be determined. What do you think all the bombs we drop in all the places we are at war do? Contribute to it perhaps?



We only worry about yellow snow.

Don't eat it.









Orange may mean some blood in the urine.

Maybe the dogs have a bladder infection.


garrydempsey - 2/3/2007 at 12:32 PM

quote:
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quote:
quote:
In Australia in 8 weeks they had 7 cyclones one lined up right after another.
quote:


don't recall this...I'd say it was bullsh*t

only one word to say about the weather here...drought


From October thru December 2006.

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/cyclonelinks.htm




I think you may be misinterpreting that info. Besides, I think someone who lives there would remember this.


They named the storms and gave the dates. The dates are since neither of you seem to be able to read are:

10/22/-10/26/06 (Xavier)
10/22-11/25
11/29 - 12/2 (Anita)
11/30- 12/2
12/18-12/26 (this one called Bando)
1/2 - 1/3 Isabel
1/3 - 1/4 Clovis




"the dates are since neither of you seem to be able to read are".


Australia is a large continent and tropical cyclones are common. it is not unusual for eight or ten to develop in a season. to use this as an argument to support anything is baseless. no one would take any notice or remember all of the tc's that had developed in a particular timeframe. any cyclone that develops into a category 3 or 4 we hear about immediately. most of them turn into rain depressions and peter out. weather plays a very important role in our lives and is not something which we take lightly or are we amused when people use it to promote their outlandish propaganda.


[Edited on 2/3/2007 by garrydempsey]


piacere - 2/3/2007 at 01:41 PM

cold next week. teens and 20's.

no snow though. we had rain last night.

officially (T.F. Greene airport) we've had one inch of snow so far this winter.

one inch.


punknseed - 2/3/2007 at 01:50 PM

About 10 inches of snow fell last night. Getting colder. Lost my satellite feed, no internet all night. !!!Gasp!!! Gotta snowblow the driveway, and wake up the neighbors.


DougMacKenzie - 2/3/2007 at 03:59 PM

quote:
Wait a month OTF and then say that didn't happen either.
[Edited on 2/2/2007 by gina]


It happens all the time in Florida. And people in trailer parks die when a tornado hits them. This isn't unusual.

What do an Arkansas divorce and a Texas tornado have in common? Someboy's gonna lose a mobile home.
gina, I will say I'd love to see Jesus return and establish a new heaven and earth. Is it gonna happen in my lifetime? I don't have a clue, and I'm not supposed to, or to worry about it. So I don't. All I'm supposed to worry about is surrendering more of myself every day to God. For me, the effort is a full time job.


gina - 2/4/2007 at 05:56 PM



By IRWAN FIRDAUS

Associated Press Writer
Sunday February 4, 2007 5:46 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Boats ferried supplies to desperate residents of Indonesia's flood-stricken capital on Sunday as rivers burst their banks following days of rain. At least 20 people have been killed and almost 340,000 forced from their homes, officials said.

Hundreds of people scrambled to the second floors of their houses to escape the rising waters. Some found themselves trapped, while others refused to leave despite warnings that the muddy flood waters - running over 13 feet deep in places - may rise further in the coming days.

``Jakarta is now on the highest alert level,'' said Sihar Simanjuntak, an official who monitors the many rivers that crisscross this city of 12 million people. ``The floods are getting worse.''

Indonesia's meteorological agency is forecasting two weeks of rain.

The government dispatched medical teams on rubber rafts into the worst-hit districts to prevent outbreaks of disease among residents without clean drinking water.

Edi Darma, an official at Jakarta's Flood Crisis Center, said 20 people had died in Jakarta and surrounding towns as of late Sunday, mostly either by drowning or electrocution.

Survivors told of being stranded by the surging waters. ``We were starving for two days,'' said Sri Hatyati, who was rescued from her house by soldiers on a dinghy Sunday on the city's western outskirts. ``All we had were dried noodles. We were unable to go anywhere.''

Incessant rain that starting falling Thursday on Jakarta and the hills south of the city triggered the floods, the worst in recent memory. Tens of thousands of homes, school and hospitals - in poor and wealthy districts alike - were inundated.

Authorities have cut off electricity and the water supply in many districts.

Dr. Rustam Pakaya, from the health ministry's crisis center, said nearly 340,000 people had been forced from their homes. He said many of the homeless were staying with friends or family or at mosques and government buildings.

``We fear that diarrhea and dysentery may break out, as well as illnesses spread by rats,'' Pakaya said. ``People must be careful not to drink dirty water.''

There was little rainfall over Jakarta on Sunday, but downpours over the southern hills caused rivers to swell across the city, prompting authorities to open flood gates.

An Associated Press photographer saw Red Cross officials ferrying water and food to people downtown who were cut off by the floods in downtown districts. TV footage showed people standing on roofs, and cars overturned.

Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso, who was criticized when the city was flooded five years ago, blamed deforestation in Puncak, saying it had destroyed water catchment areas.

Environment Minister Racmat Witoelar blamed poor urban planning.

Authorities issue building permits ``even though they clearly violate environmental impact studies,'' Witoelar said, according to The Jakarta Post.

Seasonal downpours cause dozens of landslides and flash floods each year in Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands, where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile plains.

Jakarta is regularly struck with floods, though not on the scale as in recent days. Dozens of slum areas near rivers are washed out each year. Some residents refuse to move, others say they cannot afford to live elsewhere.
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Comments; Worldwide weather are part of the signs for those with discernment and I am not interested in OTF's denials of weather events that have been documented.


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2007 at 06:25 PM

Those with discernment can read the article posted and see this is not any kind of rare event with biblical implications.


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2007 at 06:26 PM

Beautiful sunny day here in north Texas, high around 58. All is well.


WharfRat - 2/4/2007 at 06:29 PM

Low 8




Enzo - 2/4/2007 at 08:16 PM

lots of blue skies and sunshine .......


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/4/2007 at 08:36 PM


I had a great weekend of ice fishing the past couple of days. There is nothing like battling the elements and pulling up slabs from underneath the ice, with the fish being pulled up from a crystalline 6-inch wide, five inches deep hole in the ice. On Friday night we didn't get to our honey hole near Okeana, Ohio until dusk. As we turned on the lanterns and drilled a few holes on the ice with our hand drill, a full moon rose up from inside of the treeline, big as can be. It was beautiful. We had hills on all sides of us, yet the valley below us happened to be the where the moon's light first shone through the tree branches on its way up. Soon, the owls were making their distinct sounds up on the hill, up in the trees. We didn't catch many, about 14, but with the sky was clear as it was, and the moon as big as a glowing trash can lid, it was just good to be out on the ice, even if it was 13 degrees, and that is without a shanty to sit in.

I did have a bit of an adventure- - San Andreas fault. It is natural thing for the ice on a lake to crack and settle. I had drilled three holes off to one side of the lake, which were not productive. So, I moved about 30 feet and drilled three more. As I did, the loudest crack that I have ever heard crackled off and the ice split right inbetween my feet. The ice split from one shore, all the way across the lake to the other shore, went through the fresh holes that I was drilling, and then made a right turn and went through the three holes that I had drilled earlier. Water was barely but discerningly coming up through the crack that was from top to bottom, all the way down to the water underneath. I wasn't any real danger with the ice being five inches thick, but it did freak me out and I did a bit of a dance to quickly move elsewhere, much to the enjoyment to all who looked up to see it. From talking to a friend of mine later on, it wasn't as loud or jolting as when a crack hits the ice up three hours away on the great Lake Erie, but it was loud enough.

Saturday was a different story. The cold front was coming fast, with wind gusts up to 40 MPH and the temperature dropping fast. But, we were determined. We left my buddy's farm and headed out to the Ohio-Indiana border where this private honey hole is, and had another friend of ours and his wife meet us there. While my friend and I fished, our buddy hung out and drank a beer or two and partied while his wife ice skated for a while. When you are prepared, layered up, and your mental game is on, which is %70 of fighting the cold, you can hang on the ice and enjoy it. We had a friend of ours ask to go with us, who had never ice fished before. But we said no, because this was not a day for a newbie to be learning how to ice fish. Under these extreme conditions, he probably would have never come back to ice fish again. Besides, with this cold spell, the ice will be good for at least a month.

I admire the animals that live out the winter up north - from the sparrows to the owls and cardinals, to the hawks and deer about, which were plentiful on our drive through the country. And, to pull up fish from underneath ice is also fascinating.

Because of the wind, my friend made what we called a hillbilly wind break, an old wooden church chair for two with a straight back on which we nailed a four by eight piece of plywood to. It actually worked, but the gusts would occasionally try and send it flying.

Ice fishing is intriguing, to say the least. It is common to drill a set of four holes about a foot and a half apart, yet one hole will produce fish while the other ones, even though so close, don't produce anything. Saturday was a perfect example of that. The key to ice fishing is to get up and go drill other holes elsewhere if the ones you are fishing are not producing. We ended up moving about four times when finally we hit paydirt. We drilled a total of 32 holes, yet only two consistently produced fish. Ice fishing poles are only a foot and a half long, if that. I had bought some lime green ice jigs that started to work. We had a line of six straight holes drilled, yet only the two on the end got the attention of the fish. We ended up staying for five hours and bringing home about 35 bluegill, red ears, bass, and crappie, although we caught a lot more than we kept.

The key was the sun. When the sun was out the fish started to hit. Although completely under ice, there was something about the sun light shining through the holes that we drilled and lighting up the water below that turned the fish on. Very cool.

The technique was fairly simple, lower the wax worm tipped ice jig all the way to the bottom, and then raise it up about two and a half turns. Next time we will bring small minnows, because the slab crappie are in there.

Five hours on the ice in 15 degrees with 40 mph gusts takes a lot out of you. I did get in too much of a hurry and forgot my gloves, but luckily my friend runs a landscape business and his V-10 had some gloves under the seat, plus I had a set of chemical hand warmers that I used as a heat source for my hands in my coat pocket at all times. Out on the ice, you are proud that you can do it, and you get into a groove where your body and mind adapts, you feel good, and you can take the time to look around and enjoy the nature that is out there with you. As for the fish caught, they are promptly thrown on the ice where they are flash frozen and fresh as you can possibly get when thawed, cleaned, and cooked.


PhotoRon286 - 2/4/2007 at 09:34 PM

Twelve degrees here right now, with a steady wind.

Going down into the single digits tonight.


piacere - 2/5/2007 at 01:08 AM

starry skies

20 degrees, steady wind.

DH man, sounds cool. Gonna wait a few days, temps are going to be in the teens and twenties for a while, then I'm going ice fishing on Wallum Lake. Good stuff.


piacere - 2/6/2007 at 11:31 PM

anniversary of the Blizzard of '78 tonight.

I walked home from work at the Civic Center, downtown, to my apartment in North Providence.

Walked down the center lane of Route 95.

was gonna start a thread in AG but nobody cares.


DougMacKenzie - 2/7/2007 at 12:07 AM

73 today, absolutely beautiful.


piacere - 2/8/2007 at 03:40 PM

beautiful day.

sunny, cold.

goin' for nuclear image test tomorrow @ 8 a.m. Sort of like a combination stress test/nuclear imaging. They stick me on a tread mill, like a gerbil, all wired up, then immediately after take pictures of the ol' ticker with this ice cream cone-shaped thing to see how the arteries and ventricles (sp.) and aorta and stuff are working, if at all. Also check on the previous STENT implants.

sooooo, if I'm not back by afternoon, you know what happened and I'll see ya in a week or so....or maybe much later.


Chain - 2/8/2007 at 08:52 PM

This USA Today article pretty much sums up what living east of Lake Ontario is all about. Welcome to my world. I live a bit more north than this, but we've also received large amounts of this same "lake effect" band. The scary thing is, while this much snow over such a short time is unusual, these events are not all that rare. Fortunately, we're hardy folks up here in central and northern NY.

Upstate N.Y. buried under 6 feet of snow; 20 deaths now blamed on cold, snow
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Pat Terzini digs out the end of his driveway on Feb. 6 in Rome, N.Y., after much of central New York was buried in several feet of lake-effect snow.
Enlarge By Heather Ainsworth, The Observer-Dispatch via AP
Pat Terzini digs out the end of his driveway on Feb. 6 in Rome, N.Y., after much of central New York was buried in several feet of lake-effect snow.

ONE HUNDRED INCHES OF SNOW

N.Y. SNOW TOTALS

Town Snow total
(in inches)

Parish 88
Mexico 76
No. Osceola 73
Oswego 71
Pulaski 59

Snow totals are from Feb. 4 through this morning.

Source: National Weather Service
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — While the northern Plains and Northeast shiver in dangerously cold temperatures, the folks in upstate New York are keeping warm shoveling snow — lots of snow.

Since Sunday, the small towns of Parish and Mexico have recorded more than 6 feet of snow, and forecasters with the National Weather Service say it isn't over yet.

VIDEO: Upstate New York walloped by snow | USA TODAY PHOTO GALLERY: Arctic blast chills Midwest, East| WEATHER GUYS BLOG: How does the snow stack up?

Another 2 feet or more of heavy lake effect snow was expected Thursday for the communities along eastern Lake Ontario, and more squalls are likely through the weekend.

"We're just trying to keep up. It's almost an unreal amount," said Mayor Randy Bateman of Oswego, where 70 inches of snow had fallen by Thursday morning. "We catch up when it stops, but then it just comes again, even heavier."

Whiteout conditions — the snow has been falling at a rate of 5 inches an hour at times — forced state police to temporarily close Interstate 81 between Central Square and Pulaski, a stretch of about 15 miles. Travel advisories against unnecessary travel were posted for Oswego and its neighboring counties. Mexico officials renewed a snow emergency declaration, and many government offices were closed.

Schools were closed for a fourth day in Oswego and Mexico.

In West Virginia, where as much as 9 inches of snow has fallen, some schools that had been closed were able to reopen on Thursday, but in most of the state, classes were still delayed, and in a few counties, canceled. Officials had to call snowplow drivers out of retirement Wednesday to clear the roads.

The weather also disrupted travelers, leaving some stranded overnight in airports in the Midwest after flights to the Northeast were disrupted.

Temperatures in the Northeast were inching back up to something closer to normal for this time of year, but the upper Midwest and northern Plains still awoke to subzero temperatures Thursday — minus-12 in Minneapolis and 3 below zero in Chicago.

The bitter cold and slippery roads have contributed to at least 19 deaths — five in Ohio, four in Illinois, four in Indiana, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, New York and Maryland, authorities said. Three of them died Tuesday when two SUVs crashed on a slick road in northern Indiana. An autopsy Wednesday determined that an elderly woman found in a New York City building had died of hypothermia.

In Oswego, a big concern was keeping the city's 800 fire hydrants clear, said Fire Chief Ed Geers.

"We're just trying to keep on top of digging out the hydrants. When you get 5 feet of snow in 24 hours, it's tough," Geers said.

[Edited on 2/8/2007 by Chain]

[Edited on 2/8/2007 by Chain]


DougMacKenzie - 2/8/2007 at 10:08 PM

piacere, oh piacere? Hope all is well brother. Will you glow in the dark after this?


piacere - 2/8/2007 at 11:53 PM

quote:
piacere, oh piacere? Hope all is well brother. Will you glow in the dark after this?


yeah. I'm going to be Ron's guide through the snow drifts.

damn Ron, thatsalotta snow.


Quinn - 2/9/2007 at 12:30 AM

grate


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 04:18 AM

We don't have much snow here, compared to Oswego, Parish, Mexico, etc.

Parking lot at the florist shop.

The greenhouses are 12 feet tall.



[Edited on 2/9/2007 by PhotoRon286]


piacere - 2/9/2007 at 06:14 PM

we've had 2 inches...all winter.

on an unrelated note: there's nothing better than going to the cardio doc, getting hooked up to the EKG, doing the stress test and then, 3 1/2 hours later, being told, "You've got the heart of a 30 year old".

exercise, quittin' smokin' and eatin' right. Plus, I've lost 20 pounds since last May.

in the words of Cosmo Kramer; "I've got the body of a 12 year old Swedish boy"


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/9/2007 at 06:25 PM

I'm going to be heading out this weekend and enjoying this global warming by ice fishing some more. As a matter of fact, a newspaper wants to me to follow up on that ice fishing essay and re-write it for publication. Off to the ice.

DH


piacere - 2/9/2007 at 06:33 PM

quote:
I'm going to be heading out this weekend and enjoying this global warming by ice fishing some more. As a matter of fact, a newspaper wants to me to follow up on that ice fishing essay and re-write it for publication. Off to the ice.

DH


good deal

I'm headed to New Hampshire in the morning for a couple of days of ice fishing myself.

Can't wait.


LinnieXX - 2/9/2007 at 06:53 PM

quote:
As for the fish caught, they are promptly thrown on the ice where they are flash frozen and fresh as you can possibly get when thawed, cleaned, and cooked.


yum. what time is dinner?


piacere - 2/9/2007 at 07:42 PM

quote:
quote:
As for the fish caught, they are promptly thrown on the ice where they are flash frozen and fresh as you can possibly get when thawed, cleaned, and cooked.


yum. what time is dinner?


I swear. You'd follow Derek anywhere.

now, would you actually venture forth to the frozen lake, standing patiently by as he skillfully and with the precision of a surgeon prepared the evening's fare or would you retreat to the cabin, all snuggled up in blanket by the fire, auburn hair resting demurely by your delicate shoulders, sipping a hot apple cider?

I'm preparing an essay myself for some upcoming literature classes. Keep me informed.


punknseed - 2/10/2007 at 12:20 PM

Finally got a chance to get on line. Been doing snow removal. The driveway looks like the grand canyon. The snow thrower can’t throw snow over the snow banks. There was about 5 feet of snow on the roof. Not as much as Parish and Oswego. Still a lot of shoveling.
I saw a Bald Eagle while shoveling the roof. It circled about 60 feet above me.
My wife ended up in the hospital. But she’s home now and doing good. Driving in this crap was brutal. It’s been a tough week.


DougMacKenzie - 2/10/2007 at 02:13 PM

quote:
"I've got the body of a 12 year old Swedish boy"


Why am I not surprised? Great news buddy. Keep up the good work.


gina - 2/11/2007 at 06:31 PM

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
333 AM EST SUN FEB 11 2007

ANZ230>237-250-254-255-121100-
BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND-
BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-
BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MERRIMACK RIVER MA OUT 25 NM TO PLYMOUTH MA
OUT 40 NM...INCLUDING THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE
SANCTUARY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO BLOCK ISLAND RI TO MARTHAS
VINEYARD MA TO NANTUCKET MA SOUTHEAST TO 20 NM-
333 AM EST SUN FEB 11 2007

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS
COASTAL WATERS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IS POSSIBLE ON THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS WATERS
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A COASTAL STORM WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING STRONG NORTHEAST
GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS AND SEAS BUILDING TO OVER 10 FEET ACROSS OUR
WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE CAROLINAS TUESDAY
NIGHT...THEN STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST...PASSING
SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET LATE WEDNESDAY.

THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING NORTH TO NORTHEAST GALE FORCE
WINDS TO THE RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND LASTING INTO THURSDAY.

GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 KNOTS ARE LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
THURSDAY. MARINERS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE IS ALSO THE
POSSIBILITY THAT THE SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN INTO A STORM...PRODUCING
WINDS OF 50 TO 60 KNOTS DURING THAT TIME.

IN ADDITION...SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY AND MAY REACH 10 TO 20 FEET
OVER THE OUTER WATERS.

THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR MARINERS...DUE TO THE
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS. MARINERS ARE URGED TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER SITUATION.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
I thought the snow that they are starting to talk about was coming from Pennsylvania, but apparently there is something off the coast of Carolina, so Lana, do some magic and send it out to sea, NY doesn't need the snow.


gina - 2/11/2007 at 06:40 PM

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

There's lots of snow y'all better take a look at the map, all the dark blue areas are SNOW. Probably coming soon to a neighborhood near you, except of course Georgia with their pink and that's the "red flag" for brush and forest fires conditions.


piacere - 2/13/2007 at 02:21 PM

a wintry mix and mess due on Valentine's Day.

How fitting.


LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 03:26 PM

quote:
As for the fish caught, they are promptly thrown on the ice where they are flash frozen and fresh as you can possibly get when thawed, cleaned, and cooked.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----



yum. what time is dinner?
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I swear. You'd follow Derek anywhere.

now, would you actually venture forth to the frozen lake, standing patiently by as he skillfully and with the precision of a surgeon prepared the evening's fare or would you retreat to the cabin, all snuggled up in blanket by the fire, auburn hair resting demurely by your delicate shoulders, sipping a hot apple cider?

I'm preparing an essay myself for some upcoming literature classes. Keep me informed.



uh oh....your on to me Piacere! Yes, I would retreat to the cabin, snuggled up on a bearskin rug by the fire with a snifter of brandy, a good book and a sexy smile while i wait for Dereks return....at which time i would have had a nice hot bath drawn for him which he could enjoy while I cook the catch of the day.

i'll leave the rest to your ample imagination.


Haisija - 2/13/2007 at 03:32 PM

Hell, you could windburn those fish down here in Texas today.


LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 03:38 PM

any suggestions for wine choice with windburn salmon? i'm leaning toward a nice pinot grigio....


Haisija - 2/13/2007 at 04:01 PM

quote:
any suggestions for wine choice with windburn salmon? i'm leaning toward a nice pinot grigio....



Lonestar, longneck. Ice cold, pack o beer nuts and a pickled egg, throw in a Slim Jim and a Beef Jerky , one of them 4" diameter garlic dill pickels stuffed with a hot vienna sasuage hours-de-voure and tabasco dippin sauce. Then its off to Maggie Moos for some chocolate ice cream.


LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 04:14 PM

quote:
Lonestar, longneck. Ice cold, pack o beer nuts and a pickled egg, throw in a Slim Jim and a Beef Jerky , one of them 4" diameter garlic dill pickels stuffed with a hot vienna sasuage hours-de-voure and tabasco dippin sauce. Then its off to Maggie Moos for some chocolate ice cream.


and finally, a stop at the Piggly-Wiggly for some Pepto Bismol.


piacere - 2/13/2007 at 04:18 PM

quote:
quote:
any suggestions for wine choice with windburn salmon? i'm leaning toward a nice pinot grigio....



Lonestar, longneck. Ice cold, pack o beer nuts and a pickled egg, throw in a Slim Jim and a Beef Jerky , one of them 4" diameter garlic dill pickels stuffed with a hot vienna sasuage hours-de-voure and tabasco dippin sauce. Then its off to Maggie Moos for some chocolate ice cream.


good Lord, man. What have you got, a steel lining in your stomach? If I ate that, I'd need a fire extinguisher.


Haisija - 2/13/2007 at 04:21 PM

quote:
good Lord, man. What have you got, a steel lining in your stomach? If I ate that, I'd need a fire extinguisher.


Linnie had it right when she said last stop Piggly Wiggly for some Pepto-Bismal.


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/13/2007 at 07:39 PM

We've been enjoying global warming this month,








LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 07:43 PM




all thats missing from this shot is a brown paper sack with some maddog 20/20 in it.


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/13/2007 at 09:10 PM

quote:
all thats missing from this shot is a brown paper sack with some maddog 20/20 in it.


Wow, there's a shot. Maddog 20/20?? I prefer a pocket dose of Wild Irish Rose with a half a pin on my lips - the perfect combination.


LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 09:14 PM

well i dont want this crowd thinking i'm all in love with you or anything....afterall you did just have me sprawled out on a bearskin rug cooking your fish a few posts back.....




anyway, **** ty weather out there today in Cherry Hill. its been snowing all day, now it looks like freezing rain.

YUCK.

[Edited on 2/13/2007 by LinnieXX]


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/13/2007 at 09:21 PM

I doubt that bearskin rug would hold us for long.


LinnieXX - 2/13/2007 at 09:23 PM

oh yeaaaaaaaaaa


ok back to the weather.........boy, its really hot in here suddenly.......


gina - 2/14/2007 at 01:44 AM

Okay here's my forecast for the weather event. Happily Long Island will miss most of the white stuff. Only 1-2" of snow Tuesday night (tonite) changing over to all rain tomorrow morning. Snow later in the afternoon with 20-40 mph winds. Then After midnight tomorrow night 1-3" more snow with 50 mile per hour winds. (That could get messy). Wednesday the wind advisory is in effect from 9 am till 1 pm on Thursday. Put some rocks in your pockets so you don't blow away, or stay home! The rest of you all are gonna get slammed with anywhere from 6-18 inches.

Shukran Allah! (That means Thank you Allah for sparing Long Island)


Haisija - 2/14/2007 at 01:50 AM

quote:
Shukran Allah! (That means Thank you Allah for sparing Long Island)



Now dear Gina, you and I along with everybody else knows Reverend Osamma would prefer there was not a Long Island to get snowed on. He shoulda spent some time at some ABB concerts instead of plottin ways to overthrow western civilization. I'm sure that dialasis machine is a real pain in the ass to lug around the cold, windy, snowy, frozen mountains this time of the year. I'm positive he'd prefer a nice warm apartment in Miami, but he blew that one didn't he.


cheech12131 - 2/14/2007 at 02:31 AM

I really don't know what ya'll are bitching about.The weather was great today.Other than a short 10 minute shower,it was blue skys and 75 degrees.Great riding weather.Can't ask for better than this.


piacere - 2/14/2007 at 12:12 PM

nothin'.

as of now, we've got about a half inch of "snow" and some light sleet.

the forecasters did their best, again, to instill fear and paranoia into the collective minds of the huddled masses but once again, I ain't bitin'.


garrydempsey - 2/14/2007 at 12:21 PM

we had our first tropical cyclone for the season...but it turned into a rain depression before it crossed the coast.

apart from that we've had rain but not enough in the dams to break the drought.

water [or lack thereof] is on the agenda big time...


gondicar - 2/14/2007 at 01:02 PM

Blizzard conditions here in Maine today...expecting upwards of 2 feet of snow before it winds down tomorrow morning. Time to call in sick and GO SKIING!


WharfRat - 2/14/2007 at 03:36 PM

quote:
nothin'.

as of now, we've got about a half inch of "snow" and some light sleet.

the forecasters did their best, again, to instill fear and paranoia into the collective minds of the huddled masses but once again, I ain't bitin'.


I guess Mark is eating his words while outside shovelling this morning


A TON of slush and ice here..


gondicar - 2/14/2007 at 05:25 PM

Snowing at a rate of about 2" per hour right now...8" on the ground already and counting...


LinnieXX - 2/14/2007 at 05:31 PM

nothing but sleet and ice out there now, Cherry Hill, NJ


cheech12131 - 2/14/2007 at 07:47 PM

Time to take the Harley out.This weather is great!!


piacere - 2/14/2007 at 08:44 PM

rainin'.

about an inch of slush.

it'll freeze tonight, I'll drop the salt/sand mix on it later or in the morning.

end of story.


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/15/2007 at 03:56 AM

quote:
we had our first tropical cyclone for the season...but it turned into a rain depression before it crossed the coast.

apart from that we've had rain but not enough in the dams to break the drought.

water [or lack thereof] is on the agenda big time...



Garry, I heard from my friend in Canberra,

quote:
Nothing new really here - temp is about 29 (Degrees Celsius) and we have a rain trough over in the West of the Territory, which is good.

Local news, our PM is embroiled in a war of words with Barack Obama and the usual blether going on.

A doyen of Irish music, Billy Moran, passed away yesterday.

Billy Moran was an accordion player - a mainstay of the session bar at the National, who would play, and play and play well into the night. He taught many generations of Irish musicians. Often there would be kids from age 7 around him, teenagers and older folk. Billy was ancient. And he never had to get up and buy a Guinness, there was always one under his chair.

http://www.thesession.org/recordings/display/2133 - check out the comments tab

http://www.folktrax.com/folktrax2/BST001.php



Garry, did you see Billy Moran play??

Cheers,

DH


garrydempsey - 2/15/2007 at 10:09 AM

unfortunately not heard of Billy. but then I live in queensland these days which is quite a hike from canberra and which your friend would prolly call 'double header country'!!! well, that's what I call it!


punknseed - 2/15/2007 at 12:07 PM

As far as monster nor'easters go. This one was tame. (From my vantage point) Not that I'm complaining, I have enough snow, thank you. About a foot of what I like to call "sugar" fell. Fine particles of snow, light and easy to move. Much better than the 3 feet they predicted. (sigh of relief)


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 01:40 PM

We got two feet, Lake Effect will start again later.

So far nothing more here, just real cold.

Single digit temp. and we should have 30 mph winds later.


gondicar - 2/15/2007 at 02:56 PM

Plenty of fresh snow here in Maine, about 15" in my neck of the woods, closer to 30" in the mtns...looks like even more where the wind is drifting it...


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 05:12 PM


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 05:14 PM


punknseed - 2/15/2007 at 05:52 PM

quote:
We got two feet, Lake Effect will start again later.

So far nothing more here, just real cold.

Single digit temp. and we should have 30 mph winds later.


Cold is right. -5 degrees here this morning. (Without the wind chill.) My eyelids froze shut while snowblowing the driveway. LOL

I can't see out of my windows because of the snowbanks.

Cool vanity plate.

Stay warm bro.


gondicar - 2/15/2007 at 10:24 PM

Buried car pics are cool.



RobFilmMusic - 2/15/2007 at 10:31 PM

das a lot of snow


Haisija - 2/15/2007 at 10:44 PM

Allah's revenge ?


gina - 2/15/2007 at 11:31 PM

quote:
quote:
Shukran Allah! (That means Thank you Allah for sparing Long Island)



Now dear Gina, you and I along with everybody else knows Reverend Osamma would prefer there was not a Long Island to get snowed on. He shoulda spent some time at some ABB concerts instead of plottin ways to overthrow western civilization. I'm sure that dialasis machine is a real pain in the ass to lug around the cold, windy, snowy, frozen mountains this time of the year. I'm positive he'd prefer a nice warm apartment in Miami, but he blew that one didn't he.


He had opportunity to live the South Beach lifestyle the way many of his contemporaries did and still do in Dubai (same lifestyle, different country). If he wanted it, it was his. He wants something more noble and honest. He doesn't hate the U.S. he would actually love to see the U.S. become an Islamic country,which he would lovingly rename The United States of Islam. That is one of his deepest desires; but he realizes change will note come easily or willingly. People here are very comfortable doing whatever they want, whenever they want for whatever reasons they want. That is not Allah's will or way. He is opposed to music because it can be corrupting, distracting. He would rather be a reformer than one who has to destroy it all and then rebuild it new, but the world refuses to hear his call. He is loved very much in the part of the world he is in because they know him for who he is, not the media lie we have all been told.


gina - 2/15/2007 at 11:33 PM

The big weather problem here has been the ice. I am still thankful Allah stopped the massive snow that could have come. The Farmer's Alamanc did predict snow this week here, it also predicts another nor-easter for Feb. 27-29, and that "major hurricane" for September 27-29, 2007 for N.Y.


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 11:34 PM

Just saw an interview on the CBS Evening news, talking to a trucker stuck on the highway.

He's wearing a black baseball hat with a very familiar script on it.

Like this one:


PhotoRon286 - 2/16/2007 at 12:58 AM

osama was down with the ABB until they faxed Dickey.


DougMacKenzie - 2/16/2007 at 01:40 AM

OSAMA's ISLAMIC BLUES

Well I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds me that I really haven't got a friend
I got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again

Well you know I'm in love with Allah
And I'll kill anyone who disagrees
Or at least I'll send my servants
You know they all do worship me
Sing your praises to Osama
I am so wonderful I do believe

I love these third world people
They are so easy to deceive
They really do have nothing
And that is why they cling to me
Give 'em bullets for their breakfast
Fill their pockets up with TNT

But still I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds that I really haven't got a friend
Got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again




PhotoRon286 - 2/16/2007 at 01:53 AM

And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/16/2007 at 04:18 AM

Ok, Australians get more interesting;

quote:
unfortunately not heard of Billy. but then I live in queensland these days which is quite a hike from canberra and which your friend would prolly call 'double header country'!!! well, that's what I call it!



Garry, I asked my canberra friend about what the 'double header country' means, and here is his response;

quote:
"Where people have 2 heads I would think. I usually associate that with Tasmanians or those living too close to where the Brits tested nuclear weapons in the 50's (Maralinga, South Australia). I've never used it in relation to Queenslanders, however. I usually refer to them as "Queenslanders". You can be having an argument with a bloke in the pub, and he might go off to the bar to get a couple more beers in, and your colleagues will say: "what's his problem?"

and you reply "Queenslander". And they nod in understanding.

Queenslanders are a breed apart - I've met some very fine ones, but there are some denizens of that fine state that have a reputation for being somewhat 'conservative' - and mad as cut snakes into the bargain. And they don't particularly care for people who are not conservative or as mad as a cut snake either.

Particular derision is reserved for Southerners, especially from Canberra, although, once a year, during State of Origin the enmity runs to anything 'South of the Tweed'. Similarly, if you live in NSW, anything North of the Tweed is poison. This insanity spreads across the rest of the country, and even across to Papua New Guinea.

Then, of course, there are those that live in North Queensland, who are openly contemptuous of anyone in the same state who lives more that a days drive to the South. These people are known as North Queenslanders or FNQs (Far North Queenslanders). Madder than a trailerload of cut snakes - almost to a man."


Also, a possible frog invasion from Queensland;

quote:
http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/35960


FEARS of a cane toad invasion in Narre Warren South have been dismissed as a case of mistaken identity.

But it didn’t stop two young chil¬dren making claims to be the next David Attenborough and one embarrassed parent confessing his dislike for all things slimy.

Leigh Allen was moving a pond in his backyard last weekend when the warty creature jumped out from the moist dirt and sent the grown man jumping himself.

Mr Allen and his sons, Jayden, seven, and Corey, five, were con¬vinced a cane toad had made its way to Narre Warren from the warmer climate of Queensland.

Further checks on the internet seemed to confirm their suspicions with similarities between the live creature and images on the web.

However, a frog expert was called in and was quick to discover the true identity – an eastern banjo frog native to these parts.

Frog biologist Phil Marantelli said it was a common mistake to confuse the banjo frog with a cane toad.

“A lot of people think that because the frog is warty that it is a cane toad,” Mr Marantelli said. “It would be extremely rare to find a cane toad down here. Ninety-nine or more per cent of the time people have banjo frogs.”

The Amphibian Research Centre employee said cane toads were increasing their march outside the Queensland border and had reached parts of northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

“With current climatic condi¬tions it would be very hard for a cane toad in Victoria.”

Mr Marantelli said the Narre Warren frog was re-released where it was originally found.


Jayden and Corey Allen with the eastern banjo frog they discovered in their Narre Warren back yard. The Allen family mistook the frog for a cane toad.



garrydempsey - 2/16/2007 at 11:01 AM

yes Derek your friend is correct in saying that Tasmania is usually the state tainted with the dhc label, but there are pockets of other states that qualify. aussies can be a queer lot and beiing a new south welshman by birth [I was born in Paddington, Sydney] I have no claim to queenslander eccentricities, cut snake tendencies, or anything else remotely resembling moronic aussie behaviour. but I do not disagree with your friends description.

I think around 20,000 people migrate from the south to the sunshine state each year and it's the fastest growing region in oz so conservative values 'if they exist' are prolly a hangover from the old days.

still hot here. the el nino system that has dominated looks to have ended and fingers crossed some good rainfall is on the way.


piacere - 2/16/2007 at 12:17 PM

beautiful day. sunny and blue sky.

not quite beach weather though.


LinnieXX - 2/16/2007 at 02:36 PM

bright and sunny out there in Cherry Hill today, but cold as a mofo......



quote:
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Shukran Allah! (That means Thank you Allah for sparing Long Island)
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Now dear Gina, you and I along with everybody else knows Reverend Osamma would prefer there was not a Long Island to get snowed on. He shoulda spent some time at some ABB concerts instead of plottin ways to overthrow western civilization. I'm sure that dialasis machine is a real pain in the ass to lug around the cold, windy, snowy, frozen mountains this time of the year. I'm positive he'd prefer a nice warm apartment in Miami, but he blew that one didn't he.
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He had opportunity to live the South Beach lifestyle the way many of his contemporaries did and still do in Dubai (same lifestyle, different country). If he wanted it, it was his. He wants something more noble and honest. He doesn't hate the U.S. he would actually love to see the U.S. become an Islamic country,which he would lovingly rename The United States of Islam. That is one of his deepest desires; but he realizes change will note come easily or willingly. People here are very comfortable doing whatever they want, whenever they want for whatever reasons they want. That is not Allah's will or way. He is opposed to music because it can be corrupting, distracting. He would rather be a reformer than one who has to destroy it all and then rebuild it new, but the world refuses to hear his call. He is loved very much in the part of the world he is in because they know him for who he is, not the media lie we have all been told.



If he wants to be so HONEST, why doesnt he turn himself in for crafting 9/11?????????


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/16/2007 at 05:32 PM

quote:
yes Derek your friend is correct in saying that Tasmania is usually the state tainted with the dhc label, but there are pockets of other states that qualify. aussies can be a queer lot and beiing a new south welshman by birth [I was born in Paddington, Sydney] I have no claim to queenslander eccentricities, cut snake tendencies, or anything else remotely resembling moronic aussie behaviour. but I do not disagree with your friends description.

I think around 20,000 people migrate from the south to the sunshine state each year and it's the fastest growing region in oz so conservative values 'if they exist' are prolly a hangover from the old days.

still hot here. the el nino system that has dominated looks to have ended and fingers crossed some good rainfall is on the way.




Cool insight on Oz, Garry. And yes, El Nino directly affects us as well. And, as my friend readily admits, everybody hates Canberra. If you build in the bush and don't treat it right, it will bite you.

here is the story from yesterday about the drunk Aussie 'brickie' wrestling with a shark, my kind of folks;

quote:
South Australian man who wrestled and killed a 1.3-metre shark on Wednesday has been described as a "risk taker" by his wife.

Phillip Kerkhof, 41, jumped into shallow waters to chase the bronze whaler shark because it was eating bait that he and other fisherman were using off a jetty near Port Lincoln.

Mr Kerkhof wrestled the shark after capturing it in his arms and managed to fling it up onto the jetty before killing it.

His wife Christine said Phillip, a bricklayer, had nine lives.

"Just after we got married he fell off a 100-foot weir and did not even go to hospital," she told theage.com.au.

Mrs Kerkhof said she was at home on Wednesday when her husband arrived at their Louth Bay home with the shark.

"When he brought it home he called, 'Come out here! Come outside!' I walked outside and there's a shark on the lawn. I just shook my head because I'm used to my husband doing crazy things.

"He didn't think," Mrs Kerkhof said. "He'd had a few vodkas and wasn't thinking straight. He just does things off impulse. He thought about it later and said, 'That was a bit dangerous.'"

Mrs Kerkhof said her husband had been a diver on a tuna boat before retiring to take up bricklaying 10 years ago.

She said the shark would not go to waste.

"I cooked some of it up the night after," Mrs Kerkhof said. "It was beautiful. Really tender."

"There's a few people around here who wouldn't mind trying it so it'll go pretty quick."




quote:
Vodka, shark chaser

February 17, 2007 12:00am




Phillip Kerkhof says it was vodka that made him jump in the ocean and wrestle a 1.3m bronze whaler shark with his bare hands.

Mr Kerkhof caught the shark and dragged it on to the jetty, to the cheers of other fishermen, barely receiving a scratch.
And only after he sobered up next day did he realise he'd been an idiot.

But yesterday the South Australian was the toast of Louth Bay, about 15km north of Port Lincoln, and has a freezer full of shark meat to show for his impulsive actions.

Mr Kerkhof, 42, knocked off work early on Monday and headed to the pub for "a fair few vodkas" before going fishing with mates on the jetty.

When he saw the 1.3m bronze whaler, he stripped off and launched himself into the water.

"It was a bit of a fluke," Mr Kerkhof said.

"I just got behind it and went for a big grab.

"I guess you could say it was the vodka spurring me on . . . it's amazing what vodka does to you."

His only injury was a scratch to his leg where the angry shark bit a hole in his jeans.

Mr Kerkhof said after sobering up the next day he realised he had been "a bit of an idiot", but it wasn't the first time he had acted on impulse.


LinnieXX - 2/16/2007 at 10:40 PM

quote:
it's amazing what vodka does to you."


truth dat!


ottie i gotcho "74 degrees and two happy sleeping dogs"

>>>>>RIGHT HERE<<<<<

-linnie "tired of freezing her ass off in NJ" XX


DougMacKenzie - 2/17/2007 at 01:42 PM

63 for the hi today, beautiful, sunny, calm. All is well.


piacere - 2/17/2007 at 02:25 PM

sunny, upper 30's today.

I've come to the firm conclusion that the only good thing about winter is that it creates a stronger appreciation for spring. I like the change of seasons, especially here in New England, but the winter's are long and as I age, are getting longer. Still, the anticipation of spring does get the blood flowin'.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go to the car wash and get the 12 pounds of salt off my car.


LinnieXX - 2/17/2007 at 04:55 PM

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Sorry, Linnie.


its ok. you are smart enough to have moved away from this mess!



i'm all good though, i have my flight booked for Wanee in April, and am sufficiently warm in my cozy apartment. and Piacere, i hear you about the 12 pounds of salt..........sheesh.

i'm not sure what the temp is outside here in Runnemede, NJ today and i dont plan on finding out till much, much later. it does appear to be quite sunny though.


PhotoRon286 - 2/17/2007 at 06:56 PM

Quite sunny here today, with blue skies.


gina - 2/17/2007 at 07:20 PM

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The big weather problem here has been the ice. I am still thankful Allah stopped the massive snow that could have come. The Farmer's Alamanc did predict snow this week here, it also predicts another nor-easter for Feb. 27-29, and that "major hurricane" for September 27-29, 2007 for N.Y.



Good. I can make plans for Sept 27-29 since nothing you predict ever happens. Anyway hurricanes don't last for 3 days in one spot.


Well hurricanes don't usually come to Nevada, but if I were you, I'd keep my eyes on the Caldera at Yellowstone, if that goes, you'll be innundated with the ash before the rest of us.


gina - 2/17/2007 at 07:23 PM

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He had opportunity to live the South Beach lifestyle the way many of his contemporaries did and still do in Dubai (same lifestyle, different country). If he wanted it, it was his. He wants something more noble and honest. He doesn't hate the U.S. he would actually love to see the U.S. become an Islamic country,which he would lovingly rename The United States of Islam.


Come on, gina, even you have to see how moronic that statement is.





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That is one of his deepest desires; but he realizes change will note come easily or willingly. People here are very comfortable doing whatever they want, whenever they want for whatever reasons they want. That is not Allah's will or way.


Really?



quote:
He is opposed to music because it can be corrupting, distracting.


He doesn't like the Allman Brothers Band. I guess you are screwed. See you in hell.


quote:
He would rather be a reformer than one who has to destroy it all and then rebuild it new, but the world refuses to hear his call. He is loved very much in the part of the world he is in because they know him for who he is, not the media lie we have all been told


What lie? The only lies I hear about him are the ones you tell.


None of my statements are moronic, he is opposed to music but not to any specific musicians. He doesn't listen to music so he could not have any negative feelings about ABB or any other band other than they play music. I have never said anything about him that is untrue, nor would I. I do not believe in lieing.


gina - 2/17/2007 at 07:28 PM

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osama was down with the ABB until they faxed Dickey.


Well I don't think they ever faxed anybody out of Al Qaida. It's just not something that people do. Even in regular jobs when they have to fire someone, they don't just fax you while you are home and say, don't bother coming in. They make you come in, sit down and then they tell you they are firing you, they ask if you have anything to say (like a dead man being asked if he has any last words); and on occassion I have said things to the effect of 'why should I bother, would anything I have to say change your decision?' "Do I have any choice in this?" "If you cared about what I thought, you would have done something to fix the problems that exist here and you have not, so you are just wasting everybody's time even asking". That's right, why go like a puppy with your tail between your legs, tell them exactly what you think, what more can they do to you? But they did not want to give Dickey the chance to reply to them, so they just TOLD him, rather than discussed anything.


gina - 2/17/2007 at 07:30 PM

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OSAMA's ISLAMIC BLUES

Well I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds me that I really haven't got a friend
I got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again

Well you know I'm in love with Allah
And I'll kill anyone who disagrees
Or at least I'll send my servants
You know they all do worship me
Sing your praises to Osama
I am so wonderful I do believe

I love these third world people
They are so easy to deceive
They really do have nothing
And that is why they cling to me
Give 'em bullets for their breakfast
Fill their pockets up with TNT

But still I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds that I really haven't got a friend
Got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again






Though he doesn't celebrate it, I think he had a better Valentine's Day than you did Doug. You sound a little bit angry, unrequited roses?


gina - 2/17/2007 at 07:36 PM

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Quite sunny here today, with blue skies.




At least you can walk on the snow, I went out with my ballpeen hammer to do deal with the ice that has been terrorizing me. All I could do was leave white spots, it is so hard it wouldn't even break the ice. When I went out on Thursday I had the defroster on for more than 1 hour in the car which did not clear the windows, the deicer in the can had no effect, I broke 2 scrapers, then I used a hammer and was able to crack some of it. Then I had the joy of ice shears from other people's SUV's becoming airborne heading towards me at 50 mph, almost got me a couple of times. Next time, I'll stay home for both days!


DougMacKenzie - 2/17/2007 at 10:35 PM

quote:
quote:
OSAMA's ISLAMIC BLUES

Well I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds me that I really haven't got a friend
I got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again

Well you know I'm in love with Allah
And I'll kill anyone who disagrees
Or at least I'll send my servants
You know they all do worship me
Sing your praises to Osama
I am so wonderful I do believe

I love these third world people
They are so easy to deceive
They really do have nothing
And that is why they cling to me
Give 'em bullets for their breakfast
Fill their pockets up with TNT

But still I'm stuck inside this filthy cave
Wonderin' when it's all gonna end
Every twitch and every shadow
Reminds that I really haven't got a friend
Got a bull's eye on my turbin
And these 'ol Islamic blues again






Though he doesn't celebrate it, I think he had a better Valentine's Day than you did Doug. You sound a little bit angry, unrequited roses?

Uh, gina, once again you demonstrate a complete lack of ability to connect with the human race. That was written in jest, no anger at all (notice the smiley face at the end, that should at least give you a clue . I think Osama might be a little angry though, don't you? Oh, and I had a great Valentine's day, thank you very much. Started when my daughter woke at 5 am to give me a hug and wish me happy Valentie's Day, carried on to that afternoon when I picked my kids up from school and they were so excited about their parties and all the cards and candy they got. Then we took them to a parent's night out event at our church while my wife and I had a wonderful and romantic steak dinner at a great steak house here. Very slow and leisurely, we reviewed our last 16 years together and all the ways God has blessed us and brought us closer together. It was the deepest and most intimate interaction I have ever had with another human being. Picked the kids up, talked about what a wonderful and special day we had all had, got the kids to bed, and well, "culminated" our great day. And what did you do?


PhotoRon286 - 2/18/2007 at 02:16 AM

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Quite sunny here today, with blue skies.




At least you can walk on the snow, I went out with my ballpeen hammer to do deal with the ice that has been terrorizing me. All I could do was leave white spots, it is so hard it wouldn't even break the ice. When I went out on Thursday I had the defroster on for more than 1 hour in the car which did not clear the windows, the deicer in the can had no effect, I broke 2 scrapers, then I used a hammer and was able to crack some of it. Then I had the joy of ice shears from other people's SUV's becoming airborne heading towards me at 50 mph, almost got me a couple of times. Next time, I'll stay home for both days!


Wow, just when we think you can't say anything dumber.


How do you walk on three feet of snow????

You sink down into it.

DUH.

Maybe you'd be better off hitting your head with the hammer.

Then come back and post.

We'll tell you if we see a difference.


DougMacKenzie - 2/18/2007 at 04:20 PM

Hey gina, whatever you did on Valentine's Day I hope you had a good time and spent it in the company of someone important to you. And thanks piacere.

[Edited on 2/18/2007 by DougMacKenzie]


Haisija - 2/18/2007 at 04:30 PM


piacere - 2/18/2007 at 05:50 PM

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Only one time in my entire life have I been on skis. Sunday River in Maine. It was so cold, your breath would crystalize in the air.

...and the one time I go skiing and Haisija shows up with a camera.

great.


Haisija - 2/18/2007 at 05:53 PM

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Only one time in my entire life have I been on skis. Sunday River in Maine. It was so cold, your breath would crystalize in the air.

...and the one time I go skiing and Haisija shows up with a camera.

great.



I'm suprised I didn't get a photo from below snow also.


piacere - 2/18/2007 at 06:03 PM

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Only one time in my entire life have I been on skis. Sunday River in Maine. It was so cold, your breath would crystalize in the air.

...and the one time I go skiing and Haisija shows up with a camera.

great.



I'm suprised I didn't get a photo from below snow also.


truth be told, I was looking for my keys.


gina - 2/18/2007 at 08:29 PM

The Ozone Layer will not be well until 2065!

Antarctica’s ozone layer is in a bad shape

By Guy Clavel

CONCORDIA BASE, (Antarctica): Like bedside doctors huddled in consultation, scientists gather in the bone-cracking cold of Antarctica to examine, several times a day, a very sick patient — the ozone layer.

Roman Cormic, a researcher in atmospheric physics at Jussieu, France’s top university for science, probes with a gizmo called a light detection and ranging machine.

“My mission,” he explains at the Franco-Italian research station Concordia, perched atop the Antarctic Plateau some three kilometres above sea level, “is to measure the ozone, as well as the density of the stratospheric clouds and the presence of chlorine.” Florence Goutail, an engineer in the same field at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), is in charge of setting up and monitoring a specially-designed spectrometer that measures ultraviolet waves from high-floating balloons.

The collective diagnosis is unambiguous: the stratospheric blanket of oxygen molecules, some 15-35 kilometres above Earth’s surface, which protects human skin and eyes and plant DNA from dangerous ultraviolet light is ulcerated. It is being split apart by a hole that gapes and narrows with the seasons.

In October 2006 the ozone layer’s wound spanned a record 29.5 million square kilometres and showed a loss of 40 million tonnes, exceeding the previous record of 39 million tonnes set in 2000, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).

The primary cause of illness is known too.

Over the second half of the 20th century, human activity excreted a corrosive soup of man-made chemicals — especially chlorine and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — that breaks down the oxygen molecules in the stratosphere.

The chemical reaction that thins ozone reaches its peak with colder high-altitude temperatures in the southern hemisphere winter, which is why the Antarctic skies are more vulnerable than anywhere else above Earth.

Something called the polar vortex – a persistent, cyclone-like weather pattern located near both poles – makes the condition even worse. CFCs – mainly aerosol gases and refrigerants – and other ozone destroyers were belatedly controlled by an international treaty, the Montreal Protocol signed on Sept 16, 1987.

But there is already so much of the pollution in the atmosphere, and some of the culprit chemicals take as long as 80 years to degrade, that large ozone holes are expected to persist for decades.

“I am not pessimistic for the time being,” says Jean-Pierre Pommereau, research director at the CNRS’s department of atmospherics physics in Verrieres-le-Buisson. Like living organisms, he suggests, the ozone layer will heal itself if given the chance.

Barring a string of extremely cold winters, the ozone depletion will stop and fully reverse itself, returning to normal sometime around 2065, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said last year.

—AFP
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LinnieXX - 2/18/2007 at 09:22 PM

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Oh, and I had a great Valentine's day, thank you very much. Started when my daughter woke at 5 am to give me a hug and wish me happy Valentie's Day, carried on to that afternoon when I picked my kids up from school and they were so excited about their parties and all the cards and candy they got. Then we took them to a parent's night out event at our church while my wife and I had a wonderful and romantic steak dinner at a great steak house here. Very slow and leisurely, we reviewed our last 16 years together and all the ways God has blessed us and brought us closer together. It was the deepest and most intimate interaction I have ever had with another human being. Picked the kids up, talked about what a wonderful and special day we had all had, got the kids to bed, and well, "culminated" our great day. And what did you do?




ooooooowww this is awesome! almost sounds as good as mine was.





partly cloudy today, cold, snowed earlier but it didnt stick. the sidewalks finally are melted.......



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When I went out on Thursday I had the defroster on for more than 1 hour in the car which did not clear the windows, the deicer in the can had no effect, I broke 2 scrapers, then I used a hammer and was able to crack some of it.


am i reading this right? you hit your windshield with a balpein hammer?





quote:
truth be told, I was looking for my keys.



Haisija - 2/18/2007 at 11:28 PM

My take on the "hole" in the ozone.
Its always been there, always gonna be there, it changes constantly, its like a giant toilet sucking pollutants out of our atmosphere. If it wasn't there, just imagine how brown the entire sky around the world would be.


DougMacKenzie - 2/19/2007 at 09:38 PM

73 and windy here today, mid 70's and sunshine all week long. Could spring be in the air already?


PhotoRon286 - 2/19/2007 at 11:33 PM

Derek had to ref three hockey games this morning, starting at 8.

When we left the house at 7 a.m., it was -8.


piacere - 2/20/2007 at 03:11 PM

sun and clouds, mid-40's.

rather balmy.


LinnieXX - 2/20/2007 at 04:32 PM

MUCH warner here today in South Jersey, i dont know how much but its a big difference, and thank god for it.


johnwott - 2/20/2007 at 04:48 PM

A big chunk of ice just came crashing down off my roof.

50 and melting the ice on Monkey Hill


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2007 at 09:54 PM

81 and sunny today - yesss!


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 12:33 AM

Got up in the 40's today!

Raining now.

Temps go back down later this week, snow forecast for Thursday.


DougMacKenzie - 2/21/2007 at 08:44 PM

It's flooding here all right. Flooding with sunshine, 78 and beautiful.


piacere - 2/21/2007 at 09:21 PM

sunny here in RI, too. 50.

not bad for February 21.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 11:27 PM

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Got up in the 40's today!

Raining now.

Temps go back down later this week, snow forecast for Thursday.



Any danger of flooding?


Not really if it goes away slowly.


PhotoRon286 - 2/22/2007 at 04:22 AM

We don't have storm sewers.

we're in the sticks.

We do have ditches though.

That's what the driver of this loader found by accident.




If you look at the picture , my house is right where the tall pine trees are.

One has no needles on the top third, it was hit by lightning two years ago.

[Edited on 2/22/2007 by PhotoRon286]


gina - 2/23/2007 at 12:35 AM

More snow tonite, 1-3 inches. Sunday nite into Monday an ice storm. (The farmers alamanc said a noreaster here 2/6-2/27), so it may be round two next week! Yes Linnie, I did use that hammer on the windshield and the ice was so thick it only cracked that!


piacere - 2/24/2007 at 05:54 PM

if this was the old days I'd be all over that one.

alas, I have risen above such easy targets.

sunny and cold here, windy as hell.


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2007 at 02:36 AM

West winds 30-40 mph here today, some gusts to 50. got a real Texas sandstorm with it, haven't had one of these in years. Kids thought it was cool.


punknseed - 2/25/2007 at 01:03 PM

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We don't have storm sewers.

we're in the sticks.

We do have ditches though.

That's what the driver of this loader found by accident.




If you look at the picture , my house is right where the tall pine trees are.

One has no needles on the top third, it was hit by lightning two years ago.

[Edited on 2/22/2007 by PhotoRon286]


I hate when that happens.

Two wheels are really all you need with those things anyway.


Quinn - 2/25/2007 at 02:51 PM

a wintery mix


johnwott - 2/25/2007 at 04:08 PM

Weather channel local forecast calling for an inch of snow.

We have 5" already

changing to a sleet, rain later


gina - 2/25/2007 at 08:29 PM

Updated forecast Long Island from 10 pm tonite (SUNDAY) to 6 pm Monday 3-7 inches. Jersey will start getting it 4-6 pm when it is done there it should be 4-6. (Farmers Almanac predicted it for 2/27 so they are close). They predict it is the last storm of the winter season, though there is a day in March with some flurries.


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2007 at 11:15 PM

Beautiful day here in north Texas, not a cloud in the sky, temp around 70. Had a great day working and playing outside with the kids. Life is good.


nypeachhead - 2/25/2007 at 11:26 PM

Well gearing up for the snow. Last I looked, the weather.com had a heavy snow warning out from 7pm to 6pm tomorrow. I love how they cover themsleves with that one.LOL!

Anyway, the commute tomorrow should be GREAT!


WharfRat - 2/25/2007 at 11:33 PM

WOOHOOOO SNOW

But yes.. driving in it will suck


cheech12131 - 2/26/2007 at 09:42 PM

Speaking of cold and snow(BRRRRRR) up north. I think that I'll go for a ride befor the temp.drops below 70.See-ya'll later


DougMacKenzie - 2/26/2007 at 10:02 PM

78 beautiful, sunny degrees.


gina - 2/26/2007 at 11:20 PM

We got it, but the roads are clear now. Thank you Allah.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 01:35 AM

We got up to 31 today.

It's colder now, and it's been snowing for three hours so far.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 01:38 AM

Two more weeks of hockey season for us.

League tourney this weekend, Pepsi Invitational next week.



Derek doing what he does best.


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2007 at 02:12 AM

One more week of basketball here, and soccer season has already started. Tae Kwon Do is year round. Only 7 more years 'til my daughter gets her license. Upper 70's again tomorrow, beautiful sunshine. All is well.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 02:32 AM

Eff Doug.


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2007 at 10:28 AM


Mudflapgirl - 2/27/2007 at 12:35 PM

I was stranded in upstate New York after the Oteil show in Nichols, NY. My hubby had to take a personal day yesterday to get my kids off to school!


punknseed - 2/27/2007 at 12:43 PM

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I was stranded in upstate New York after the Oteil show in Nichols, NY. My hubby had to take a personal day yesterday to get my kids off to school!




Welcome to my world.


garrydempsey - 2/27/2007 at 12:47 PM

still hot down under drought and next level water restrictions are on the cards again, about to go to level 5!!! whatever that means. they won't tell us yet. reckon we'll be lucky if we can flush! looks like another tropical cyclone forming in the coral sea. that will be numero 2 for the season. let's see what happens with this one...


Mudflapgirl - 2/27/2007 at 07:11 PM

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still hot down under drought and next level water restrictions are on the cards again, about to go to level 5!!! whatever that means. they won't tell us yet. reckon we'll be lucky if we can flush! looks like another tropical cyclone forming in the coral sea. that will be numero 2 for the season. let's see what happens with this one...



Good luck with that!


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2007 at 10:00 PM

86 here today, gorgeous. If only it was like this year round.


garrydempsey - 2/28/2007 at 10:56 AM

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Can't be numero 2. gina said you had 7 or 8 of them. I don't believe you.


it's early days!


DerekFromCincinnati - 2/28/2007 at 03:43 PM

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still hot down under drought and next level water restrictions are on the cards again, about to go to level 5!!! whatever that means. they won't tell us yet. reckon we'll be lucky if we can flush! looks like another tropical cyclone forming in the coral sea. that will be numero 2 for the season. let's see what happens with this one...


Although, my friend John in Canberra said that they got a massive hail storm the other day,

quote:




Wild thunderstorm lashes the capital
Catherine Naylor


Canberra was struck by huge hailstones last night as a severe storm passed through the national capital.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 9pm, with the wild weather coming in about an hour later. The inner north was the hardest hit.

Until the storm hit at about 10pm, only 0.2mm of rain had fallen in Canberra after 9am yesterday but it was enough to take the total for February above the average for this time of year with one day to spare.

The rain early in the day was part of a cold front that moved across the region on Monday night and fell where it was needed in Canberra's catchment areas, as well as in Goulburn and Braidwood. The coast also received good falls.

And international predictions suggest above average rainfall could move in from August thanks to a La Nina effect the opposite to El Nino, which brings drought to Australia.

Goulburn cattle farmer Angus Gibson said the recent rain had revived the town's spirit, after years of struggling with minimal water supply.

"It's been patchy but in our part we've had nearly four inches in the last few weeks, which is fantastic. They've had almost double that in some parts of Braidwood.

"It has been a long time since we got a really decent rain. We got some in January last year, but that was way too early."

So far, it was shaping up to be a great start to autumn. The falls had been especially welcome because Mr Gibson had planted oat crops in the hope that it would rain.

"One of the layers of depression is the drought, and when you get a bit of hope and that's what falls out of the sky, rather than rain it's enough to turn people's spirits a bit."

The average February rainfall is 55.6mm. Before last night's storm, Canberra had received 55.8mm this month but only 65.6mm in total for the year, 37.2mm less than last year.

Actew spokesman Chris Hare said rain had fallen over Canberra's dams, although it had not affected overall supply, which stood at 34.8per cent.

"The rainfall we have been getting has meant that dam levels are still decreasing, but far less than they had been three to four weeks ago.

"In January, we were losing 0.1 per cent a day, but over the last few weeks we have only been losing 0.2 per cent over the whole week, which gives you an idea of what this sort of rainfall is doing.

"We need substantial rain over the coming months to really improve our dam levels."

Corin received 6.2mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday and is at 18 per cent capacity. Bendora received 7.2mm and is at 75.8 per cent, while Googong received 18mm and is 39 per cent full.

The Bureau of Meteorology said more rain was predicted for later this week and early next week. While the seasonal outlook suggested a 50 per cent change of average rainfall, international predictors suggested more rain in the long term.

"If you look at the way it is panning out, we are looking at much better chances of average rain than what we have had in the recent past," manager of the Canberra Meteorological Office, Ken Batt, said.

"It looks like we could be moving towards a La Nina effect, which is above average rain.

"International forecasts are suggesting that we are moving into a La Nina phase, starting in August or September."



DerekFromCincinnati - 2/28/2007 at 03:56 PM



Canberra


cheech12131 - 3/1/2007 at 02:27 AM

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Is it strawberry season yet?


4.99 for a quart-size container.


price should be down to about $7-8.00 a flat befor wanee.Only about 5 miles out of the way to Plant City to get em befor the trip north.If prices are good I'll bring a flat or 2 with me so ya'll can have strawberry daquries


piacere - 3/1/2007 at 07:55 PM

nice out.

sunny, 40's. gettin' big rain, tonite, tomorrow.


piacere - 3/1/2007 at 09:26 PM

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mid 50's and sunny today. 70's starting Sunday and through next week. I hope that holds for NASCAR weekend.


you could've ripped me a Universal ass kickin' yet refrained from doing so.

I'm touched.


DougMacKenzie - 3/1/2007 at 09:52 PM

Why ruin this whole group hug thing you guys have going? Sunny, windy, mid 60's and red flag warnings for fire danger.


DougMacKenzie - 3/2/2007 at 10:51 AM

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Why ruin this whole group hug thing you guys have going? Sunny, windy, mid 60's and red flag warnings for fire danger.



Didn't you read the Guest Book? There has been no fire since Dickey was let go.

thank goodness! No worries then. Mid 60's today, sunny and calm. Life is good.


garrydempsey - 3/2/2007 at 11:18 AM

woo hoo we have a tropical cyclone warning [well almost, nothing like spreading a bit of panic] looks like tc odette might form into a real tc and move somewhere rather than sitting in the middle of the coral sea turning around and around. some are saying it might move down the east coast of queensland and form a drought breaking rain depression. that would be good. some rain in the dams might save us from having to drink recycled water! and I kid you not.


garrydempsey - 3/2/2007 at 11:20 AM


garrydempsey - 3/2/2007 at 11:21 AM

it's the big one the right...

on the right that is.

[Edited on 3/2/2007 by garrydempsey]


punknseed - 3/2/2007 at 05:51 PM

Ice, cold Rain, and snow, no power this morning for about 7 hours. One more month to go.
Definitely paying for the good weather we had.


garrydempsey - 3/3/2007 at 10:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/4/2007 at 02:25 PM

Beautiful, crisp sunny morning, high arond 60 this afternoon. Going fishing with the kids. All is well.


DougMacKenzie - 3/4/2007 at 02:49 PM

Hey Otie, enjoy the weather. I bet the warmth feels good on those old bones after the winter.


garrydempsey - 3/5/2007 at 10:47 AM

tropical cyclone 'odette' has been downgraded. it's not even a rain depression any more. the drought lingers on...


piacere - 3/5/2007 at 10:29 PM

supposed to get mighty cold around here tonight/tomorrow.

in fact, all week.

like I said, it builds a greater appreciation for Spring.

and if ya believe that one...


gina - 3/5/2007 at 11:43 PM

quote:
supposed to get mighty cold around here tonight/tomorrow.

in fact, all week.

like I said, it builds a greater appreciation for Spring.

and if ya believe that one...


Just think of me, that oughta warm you up.


DougMacKenzie - 3/6/2007 at 10:23 AM

Lower 70's today, calm, sunny. Beautiful. We could use a little rain though.


gina - 3/6/2007 at 11:08 PM

SOLOK, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake jolted western Indonesia on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people and injuring hundreds as they fled shaking hotels, homes and hospitals. Two children were crushed by debris on a playground.

The 6.3-magnitude quake struck Sumatra island just before 11 a.m. and was felt as far away as neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, where some tall buildings were evacuated. Several aftershocks followed, the strongest measuring 6.1, adding to fears of people already too nervous to return indoors.

Many said they would sleep in front of their homes or in the hills Tuesday night.
"Women were crying out in terror. We all just fled as quickly as we could," said Alpion, a welder who joined thousands of others running to higher ground, fearing a tsunami that never came.

Indonesia straddles one of the world's most seismically active zones and has been hit by a string of natural disasters in recent years, the most deadly being the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed 160,000 people on Sumatra's northern tip.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor struck 20 miles below Solok. It was felt in Singapore, 265 miles away, forcing the evacuation of several older office buildings. In Malaysia's southern coastal city of Johor, citizens fled offices, buildings and shopping centers, witnesses said.

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is prone to seismic upheaval because of its location on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

In addition to the 2004 tsunami, an earthquake killed nearly 5,000 on Java island last year.
Tuesday's quake was about 660 miles west of the Jakarta.

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Comments: It's along one of the tectonic plates. That's important.
Here in good ole NY we have a cold (frostbite) and wind warning for tomorrow.


PhotoRon286 - 3/7/2007 at 04:17 AM

Silly Otie.

In gina's world, thunder causes earthquakes.

And lightning is God's flaming sword of jihad.

Or something like that.

Who knows?

I think she makes it up as she goes.


DougMacKenzie - 3/7/2007 at 10:34 AM

An earthquake occurred in Indonesia along a tectonic plate!? Now that is unusual!


piacere - 3/7/2007 at 12:43 PM

Ten degrees.

golf clubs and fishin' stick on hold.

bummin'.

bought new Titleist clubs last week. I was using the Ping Eye-2's. Went to the golf dome yesterday. New clubs are nice. Can't wait.


WharfRat - 3/7/2007 at 01:16 PM

12 here in NJ

And SNOWING


MikeBremer - 3/7/2007 at 01:23 PM

quote:
tropical cyclone 'odette' has been downgraded. it's not even a rain depression any more. the drought lingers on...


Dam Garry.....

It sounded like you were gonna make it..... Hang in there .....


DougMacKenzie - 3/8/2007 at 12:36 AM

73 beautiful, sunny degrees here, trees are budding and blooming, grass is greenin' up, birds are singin' everywhere. Going camping and fishing next week during spring break, can't wait. Life is good.


garrydempsey - 3/8/2007 at 10:48 AM



tc george is over western australia and predicted to cross the coast. that's number 3.


garrydempsey - 3/9/2007 at 11:37 AM

tropical cyclone george has turned nasty. and jacob is on the way...

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Tropical-cyclone-Jacob-heads-for-Pilbar a/2007/03/09/1173166967902.html


garrydempsey - 3/9/2007 at 11:39 AM

number 4.


piacere - 3/9/2007 at 02:05 PM

pretty cold this mornin'. around 7. 15 right now.

warmin' up.


DougMacKenzie - 3/10/2007 at 04:02 AM

78 today, rain coming in by Sunday. We really need it, but it's supposed to rain through Tuesday, right during our camping trip. Have to change our plans to the end of the week. Can't wait to get out there and do some hiking and fishing.


cheech12131 - 3/10/2007 at 04:16 AM

79 today,80 tomorrow.Great weather for the last weekend of Daytona bike week.Good weekend to ride instead of hanging around The zoo called Main st.


piacere - 3/11/2007 at 03:58 PM

50's near 60 all week.

largemouth's gettin' nervous, I'll be visiting soon.


DougMacKenzie - 3/11/2007 at 04:29 PM

quote:
50's near 60 all week.

largemouth's gettin' nervous, I'll be visiting soon.

And then they will be able to relax. Seventies with mucho rain today and tomorrow, have to delay the camping trip until middle of the week. We ned the rain though.


DougMacKenzie - 3/12/2007 at 01:36 PM

Mid 70's, gentle, soaking rain. Perfect day for sleeping in. Then a nap.


piacere - 3/12/2007 at 11:53 PM

gettin' there.

50's today, nice.

more RI drivers on the road. Oh joy.


bob1954 - 3/13/2007 at 12:07 AM

In the 50's in Michigan....feels like summer. I started my exercise regimen yesterday...walked to the bar instead of driving. Steaks on the grill for dinner. Life is good!


piacere - 3/13/2007 at 02:58 AM

ice melting.

bass trembling.

eff Dug.


punknseed - 3/13/2007 at 02:35 PM

It's warming up here. The snow is melting. I'm hoping for an early spring. In like a lion out like a lamb. March certainly came in like lion.
I agree with Piacere. The bass in Redfield Res. should be getting mighty nervous, and the Walleye better watch out also.


gina - 3/15/2007 at 09:38 PM

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feeeeel, like I been tied to the Whippin' Post, tied to the Whippin' Post......

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
416 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2007

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT...

A STRONG COLD FRONT HAS PASSED SOUTH OF THE TRI-STATE AREA AND
WILL BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD TONIGHT.
IN ITS WAKE...RAIN WILL FALL ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING...BUT
WITH THE COLDER AIR TAKING HOLD...THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE
TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW ACROSS INTERIOR LOCATIONS LATE THIS
EVENING AND THEN THE CHANGEOVER WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE COAST BY
DAYBREAK.

PRECIPITATION WILL LIGHTEN AFTER MIDNIGHT...BUT HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FOR THE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
COMMUTE AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO FREEZING OR BELOW.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN INTENSITY ON
FRIDAY FROM SOUTH TO NORTH AS LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER THE
GULF COAST DEEPENS AND MOVES NORTHEAST TO NEAR THE MID ATLANTIC
COAST BY FRIDAY EVENING...THEN RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS AND LIFTS
NORTH ALONG THE NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST COASTS FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

PRECIPITATION COULD BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY FRIDAY AFTERNOON
INTO FRIDAY NIGHT WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS COASTAL LOCATIONS...TO AS MUCH AS 8 TO 14
INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET NORTH AND WEST OF NEW YORK CITY.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY TO THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM
WHICH WILL AFFECT THE SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS.






DougMacKenzie - 3/15/2007 at 09:40 PM

80's here, sunny, calm. Me and the daughter just got back from the fishin' hole after several days of camping. Life is good.


piacere - 3/16/2007 at 04:11 PM

nice out.

wind, snow, sleet, cold.

someone has got to invent a plow that doesn't rip the roads to shreds.

Three days from now, driving is going to be like navigating a minefield.

Pot holes so big, cars fall into them. Whole.

Rain will worsen things too. Turns existing pot holes into mini-Grand Canyons.

I'm buyin' a horse.


piacere - 3/16/2007 at 04:39 PM






88 and sunny today. Another record high expected.




thanks man, I feel better now knowing that.






NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


piacere - 3/16/2007 at 05:15 PM

quote:
quote:





88 and sunny today. Another record high expected.


thanks man, I feel better now knowing that.






NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hey, I do what I can. In a few months it will be 115 here and you can laugh at me.


I doubt that. By then, the Sox will be in 4th place, 15 games out, the bass will be biting, I'll cure my slice and drop some putts, training camp will be under way and my grandson will be walking. I'll be busy. Although, I have to admit, as many of you know, I probably will drop by for an occaisional "nice and toasty there, Otie?" every now and then.


piacere - 3/16/2007 at 05:17 PM

might give a shout out to MacKenzie too while I'm at it.


Mudflapgirl - 3/16/2007 at 05:43 PM

First came the rain, then the sleet. Now we are into the 5th or 6th of a possible 10 inches expected.

Hope y'all are doing well wherever you are!


nypeachhead - 3/17/2007 at 01:50 AM

Between the snow and now the freezing rain, it is a MESS out there in NY!

What happened to those 70 degree temps 2 days ago. yeah there is nothing wrong with the ozone.....LOL!


Mudflapgirl - 3/17/2007 at 12:03 PM

quote:
Mudflapgirl, where do you live?


Hey there, I live about 8 miles west of Gettysburg, PA! It was 80 on Tuesday, then WHAM!

Ain't wastin' time no more, I gotta get out there and help the hubby shovel!


DougMacKenzie - 3/17/2007 at 12:29 PM

Beautiful, calm, sunny, and low 70's today. Everything is bloomin' and buddin', what a wonderful morning. Spring is in the air!

Oh, and have fun with the shovelin'.


piacere - 3/17/2007 at 05:24 PM

I'm giving serious consideration to notifying either Lana or Rowland of the posts offered by old_time_fan and DougMacKenzie and having them banned from this thread.


DougMacKenzie - 3/17/2007 at 05:26 PM

quote:
I'm giving serious consideration to notifying either Lana or Rowland of the posts offered by old_time_fan and DougMacKenzie and having them banned from this thread.



Just trying to keep things balanced. How's the weather up there today?


piacere - 3/17/2007 at 05:32 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm giving serious consideration to notifying either Lana or Rowland of the posts offered by old_time_fan and DougMacKenzie and having them banned from this thread.



Just trying to keep things balanced. How's the weather up there today?


it ain't 70, I'll tell ya that much.

yesterday was a MESS.


gina - 3/17/2007 at 05:48 PM

quote:
Which will be fine until the horse steps into a hole and breaks his leg.




88 and sunny today. Another record high expected.


He needs a fine Arabian stallion, snow, holes, landmines don't deter him, almost like Pegasus, he gallops on with all the gallantry of a soldier of God!


gina - 3/17/2007 at 05:51 PM

For those in L.I., which includes NYC who are thinking 'do I really have to go out now and start cleaning that up' the answer is yes. It is frozen with several inches of ice on top of it, so each shovel full weighs about 20 lbs. and if you wait till later since it's so nice and sunny out thinking it will melt it, well, it will melt it a little, but it will re-freeze and then tomorrow you will need that ball-peen hammer to break it, the stuff on the cars alone is 3 inches thick, so drink your ovaltine, or better yet, have some Irish coffee and get to it.


piacere - 3/17/2007 at 05:56 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
I'm giving serious consideration to notifying either Lana or Rowland of the posts offered by old_time_fan and DougMacKenzie and having them banned from this thread.



Just trying to keep things balanced. How's the weather up there today?


it ain't 70, I'll tell ya that much.

yesterday was a MESS.


I really appreciate your updates, Mark, even if you don't like mine. Your posts remind me of why I moved away from the northeast. Thanks again.


Hey, no problem there, John. Next time I take a Tylenol because my back aches from shovellin', I'll raise the glass in your honor.


piacere - 3/18/2007 at 03:27 PM

sunny, bright blue sky.

25 freakin' degrees with a good wind out of the North making it feel like 300 below but hey...balance.


DougMacKenzie - 3/18/2007 at 05:18 PM

A little morning overcast today, heading to the mid 70's with the skies clearing soon. Time for some yard work.


piacere - 3/19/2007 at 01:30 PM

snow/ice chunks like concrete.

I'd love puttin' this place in my rear view mirror but obligations and responsibilities make that impossible. Sometimes, life ain't easy.

It's all good, things'll melt and dry out...by June.


Mudflapgirl - 3/19/2007 at 05:29 PM

quote:
Beautiful, calm, sunny, and low 70's today. Everything is bloomin' and buddin', what a wonderful morning. Spring is in the air!

Oh, and have fun with the shovelin'.


Thanks! It wasn't fun, but I treated myself afterward to a cold one ~ inside the house!


DougMacKenzie - 3/19/2007 at 10:47 PM

Man, almost 80 here today. Thank goodness for the cloud cover and 25mph winds, or I might've had to open up the pool already!


piacere - 3/20/2007 at 10:43 PM

84 minutes to Spring !!!!


DougMacKenzie - 3/21/2007 at 12:41 AM

Mid 70's all week, chance of rain everyday with the possibility of some severe thunderstorms through the weekend. Nothing like playing "Dodge the Tornado"!


piacere - 3/22/2007 at 01:42 PM

Dug Otie Ron

headin' down another road, kids.

the pleasure's been all mine.

Later.


DougMacKenzie - 3/22/2007 at 08:48 PM

Happy trails brother. See 'ya at the big dance, if not before.


gina - 3/23/2007 at 12:14 AM

quote:
Cold front passing through. 76 and windy. The pollen is really kicking up out there.


Quercetin (bioflavinoid) available at vitamin stores. Parsley has antihistaminic properties, as does whatever is in collard greens and tangerines.


skypup - 3/23/2007 at 12:23 AM

Somebody say bass?


cheech12131 - 3/23/2007 at 01:10 AM

mid 80's and sunshine for the next week.Gotta love it!


gina - 3/25/2007 at 06:41 PM

KANAZAWA, Japan (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck central Japan on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring 170 others as it toppled buildings, triggered landslides and sparked a small tsunami along the coast.

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at 9:42 a.m. off the north coast of Ishikawa state, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The agency issued a tsunami warning urging people near the sea to move to higher land.

A small tsunami measuring 10 centimetres hit the shore 36 minutes later, the agency said. The warning was lifted after about an hour.

Lower intensity aftershocks struck the region throughout the afternoon. A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit at 6:14 p.m., but there was no tsunami danger, the agency said.

The morning quake toppled buildings, triggered landslides, cut power, interfered with phone service, broke water mains and snarled public transportation. At least one person was killed and 170 others were hurt along the country's Sea of Japan coast, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

Fear of aftershocks and more landslides caused by the loosening of soil waterlogged by overnight rains continued to plague the quake zone.

Television footage of the quake showed buildings shaking violently for about 30 seconds. Other shots showed collapsed buildings and shops with shattered windows, streets cluttered with roof tiles and roads with cracked pavement.

"We felt violent shaking. My colleagues say the insides of their houses are a mess, with everything smashed on the floor," Wataru Matsumoto, deputy mayor of the town of Anamizu, near the epicenter, told NHK.

At least 154 people were injured in Ishikawa, 12 severely, the FDMA said. Another 16 people were injured in neighboring prefectures, one severely, it said. Many of the injured were knocked down by the shaking or hurt by falling objects and broken glass, media reports said.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki confirmed the death of a 52-year-old woman. NHK said she was crushed by a falling stone lantern.

"We are doing our best to rescue the victims," he said. "We are also doing our best to assess the extent of the damage."

About 30 soldiers arrived to help with disaster relief, and military aircraft were examining the damage, Kyodo News agency reported. Some 375 firefighters from seven other prefectures were also dispatched to help, the FDMA said.

The quake also knocked down at least 39 homes in Ishikawa and damaged another 143, the FDMA said. Most of the injuries and damage were concentrated in the city of Wajima, it added, about 310 kilometres northwest of Tokyo.

Takeshi Hachimine, seismology and tsunami section chief at the Meteorological Agency, said the affected area was not considered earthquake-prone. The last major quake to cause casualties there was in 1933, when three people died.

"After the powerful earthquake, aftershocks will continue," Hachimine said.

Western Japan Railway Co. said it had restored most of its train service around the region by late afternoon. All Nippon Airways said it had cancelled flights to the region after the local airport was closed.

Nuclear power plants owned by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Kansai Electric Power Co. were operating normally in nearby Niigata and Fukui states, Kyodo said.

Hokuriku Electric Power Co. said electrical power had been restored to nearly all households in the area by Sunday evening.

Japan sits atop four tectonic plates and is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. The last major quake to hit the capital, Tokyo, killed some 142,000 people in 1923, and experts say the capital has a 90 per cent chance of suffering a major quake in the next 50 years.

In October 2004, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit northern Japan, killing 40 people and damaging more than 6,000 homes. It was the deadliest to hit Japan since 1995, when a magnitude-7.2 quake killed 6,433 people in the western city of Kobe.

Powerful quakes in 1703, 1782, 1812 and 1855 also caused vast damage in the capital.

Japan's Meteorological Agency initially assigned Sunday's quake a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, but later revised that to 6.9.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of Sunday's quake was 360 kilometres northwest of Tokyo. The USGS measured its magnitude at 6.7.


Comments: There's also been landslides in Pakistan, but I know you don't care about them, so I won't even bring that up till it gets massive again like the one that took 70,000 lives in one day.


DougMacKenzie - 3/25/2007 at 09:27 PM

Cloudy and windy, mid 70's today. Looking for rain this week. All is well.


punknseed - 3/27/2007 at 12:17 PM

The snow is melting here. This past week it's been mostly rain. It's seems we are getting an early spring, though I am sure we will get 2 or 3 more snow storms before May.

I feel like a character in a video game this past winter. I've dodged spinning bladed poles, hordes of sword wielding minions, I've scaled cliffs,hung by my finger tips on rock ledges. And now finally I've reached a checkpoint, where I can take a sip of water regain my health, and move to the next level.
(That's what spring means to me)

This winter left much damage in it's wake. It looks like a bomb went off outside. Trees down,tree limbs all over, broken fences, cracked concrete and pavement.
I have a broken rafter and damaged roof sheathing, water damage. broken gutters.broken water line somewhere between the well and pump. Oy!

I really need to get out of this state.


garrydempsey - 3/28/2007 at 09:51 AM

tropical cyclone kara [number 5 for the season] has been downgraded to a weak trough.


DougMacKenzie - 3/28/2007 at 11:07 PM

It's over here! Cloudy, windy, 81. Possibility of some severe storms tomorrow.


gina - 3/29/2007 at 12:07 AM

By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - More than two-thirds of the world's large cities are in areas vulnerable to global warming and rising sea levels, and millions of people are at risk of being swamped by flooding and intense storms, according to a new study released Wednesday.

In all, 634 million people live in the threatened coastal areas worldwide — defined as those lying at less than 33 feet above sea level — and the number is growing, said the study published in the journal Environment and Urbanization.

More than 180 countries have populations in low-elevation coastal zones, and about 70 percent of those have urban areas of more than 5 million people that are under threat. Among them: Tokyo; New York; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The peer-reviewed scientific study said it is the first to identify the world's low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to global warming and rising sea levels. It said 75 percent of all people living in vulnerable areas are in Asia, with poorer nations most at risk.

The study gives no time frame for rising sea levels or the potential flooding in individual countries. It warns, however, the solution to the problem will not be cheap and may involve relocating many people and building protective engineering structures. And, it adds, nations should consider halting or reducing population growth in coastal areas.

"Migration away from the zone at risk will be necessary but costly and hard to implement, so coastal settlements will also need to be modified to protect residents," said Gordon McGranahan of the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, a co-author of the study.

IIED publishes the journal Environment and Urbanization. The other two co-authors of the study are Deborah Balk of the City University of New York and Bridget Anderson of Columbia University.

Separately, the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a draft copy of a report expected to be released next week that coastlines are already showing the impact of sea-level rise. The draft copy, which was obtained by The Associated Press, said about 100 million people each year could be flooded by rising seas by 2080.

The draft copy warned that two biggest cities in North America — Los Angeles and New York — are at risk of a combination of sea-level rise and violent storms. By 2090, under a worst-case scenario, megafloods that normally would hit North America once every 100 years "could occur as frequently as every 3-4 years," the draft said.

In February, the IPCC warned of sea-level rises of 7-23 inches by the end of the century due to global warming, making coastal populations vulnerable to flooding and more intense hurricanes and typhoons.

Asia is particularly vulnerable, the study said. The five nations with the largest total population living in endangered coastal areas are all in Asia: China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Between 1994 and 2004, about one-third of the world's 1,562 flood disasters occurred in Asia, with half of the total 120,000 people killed by floods living in that region, the study said. In addition, more than 200,000 people were killed by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

"Migration away from lowest elevation coastal zones will be important, but can be costly and difficult to implement without causing severe disruptions," the study said. Still, it said, "relatively small shifts in settlement location, out of a coastal plain onto more elevated ground, can make a major difference."

That is especially true in China, a country with an export-oriented economy that has created special economic zones in coastal locations, such as Shanghai. Fast economic growth has been associated with very rapid coastward migration, with the population in low-lying areas growing at almost twice the national population growth rate between 1990 and 2000, the study said.

"Unless something is done, there is the possibility that, as well as the people living in the low-elevation coastal zone, China's economic success will be placed at risk," it said.

___

On the Net:

Environment and Urbanization: http://www.iied.org/human

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/


punknseed - 3/29/2007 at 01:13 PM

The snow is melting fast. Basements are filling with water, just like the winter of 1993.

My son called me to help him with his hot water tank. He said he thought the heater element burned out, and wanted me to change it for him. But first we had to dig 2 feet of snow off the bulkhead that opens to the cellar. When finally opened the bulkhead, we found the problem. Almost 3 feet of water in his basement. The hot water tank was half submerged.
The heating element clearly under water. 12 hours later and two sump pumps dropped the water level about a foot.

Were thinking of having a pool party.

[Edited on 3/29/2007 by punknseed]


DougMacKenzie - 3/30/2007 at 09:57 AM

Mucho rain yesterday, mor for today, but no severe weather here (so far!). Mid seventies, lakes are filling up. Life is good.


cheech12131 - 3/31/2007 at 01:09 AM

Spring is here!For the next 10 days,highs in the high 80's,slight chance of rain for Thurs.
Gotta love Fla.in the spring


garrydempsey - 3/31/2007 at 09:52 AM

we could do with some rain.


gina - 4/2/2007 at 09:41 PM

April 2, 2007, 9:52 AM EDT
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/sns-ap-south-pacific-earthqua ke,0,6477142.story?coll=ny-leadworldnews-headlines


HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- Tsunami waves churned by an undersea earthquake crashed ashore in the Solomon Islands on Monday, wiping away entire villages and triggering alerts from Australia to Hawaii, officials said. At least 13 people were killed and the toll was expected to rise.

In the South Pacific nation's remote west, where the devastation appeared centered, there were reports of people being swept away as waves plowed up to a half-mile inland.

"It was just a noise like an underground explosion," said Dorothy Parkinson, a resident of Gizo, where a wall of water swept through the streets. "The wave came almost instantaneously. Everything that was standing is flattened."

Residents of the town of 7,000 fled to a nearby hill.

"There wasn't any warning -- the warning was the earth tremors," Alex Lokopio, premier of Western Province, told New Zealand's National Radio. "It shook us very, very strongly and we were frightened, and all of a sudden the sea was rising up."

Along the coast "all of the property was washed away to the open sea," he said.

Julian Makaa, spokesman for the Solomons National Disaster Management Office, said extensive destruction was reported in the South Pacific nation's west. But details remained sketchy because communications were reduced in many cases to scratchy two-way radio lines, and emergency officials struggled to reach outlying areas.

Alfred Maesulia, the information director in Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's office, said late Monday that 13 people were killed and an unknown number remained missing.

"Some people were seen floating on the sea during the big waves but it was very difficult to go near them," Maesulia told The Associated Press.

The magnitude-8 quake struck shortly after 7:39 a.m. six miles beneath the sea floor, about 215 miles northwest of the Solomons capital, Honiara, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Within five minutes, waves 10-16 feet tall roared ashore and went up to half a mile inland, inundating buildings and sending thousands fleeing for higher ground, witnesses said.

The Pacific region went on high alert for several hours after the quake struck between the islands of Bougainville and New Georgia, with Sydney's famous Bondi among beaches closed more than 1,250 miles away in Australia.

Warnings from the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center were lifted within hours for areas outside the Solomons, but Australian officials closed beaches along the length of the country's east coast, stopped ferry services in Sydney and warned fishing boats to return to port in precautionary measures that were lifted by the end of the day.

"We just feel it's best to err on the side of caution," said Warren Young, the chief lifeguard on Australia's Gold Coast, about 1,370 miles from the quake's epicenter.

In Gizo, the capital of Solomons' Western Province, Judith Kennedy said water "right up to your head" swept through the town. Her father, dive shop owner Danny Kennedy, said the surge carried detritus.

"There are boats in the middle of the road, buildings have completely collapsed and fallen down," he said by mobile phone as he toured Gizo.

Maesulia said residents of Simbo, Choiseul and Ranunga islands near Gizo also reported deaths and widespread destruction.

"There are reports that some villages were completely washed away," he said. "Sasamungga village is quite a big village. ... It was reported that 300 houses were completely destroyed in that village alone."

Lokopio said up to 4,000 people who fled to a hill behind the town may be in need of emergency shelter and other supplies. He said most of the town's government offices were badly damaged, along with police stations and at least one hospital.

Strong aftershocks continued throughout the day.

Solomon Islands deputy police commissioner Peter Marshall said three military helicopters would fly to the stricken region on Tuesday with supplies for the homeless. He said a national state of emergency has been declared.

The Solomon Islands is an impoverished archipelago of more than 200 islands northeast of Australia, with a population of about 552,000 people, that lies on the Pacific Basin's so-called "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines where quakes frequently happen.

In 2004, a magnitude-9 quake sent tsunami waves slamming into the coastlines of a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean's rim, killing about 230,000 people.

End Times weather events for the discerning.


gina - 4/2/2007 at 09:44 PM

Reuters got the video of it.

http://www.reuters.com/home

http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=47282


gina - 4/2/2007 at 11:51 PM

TYPHOON (TY) 01W (KONG-REY), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 65 NM EAST-
SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 11 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. RECENT GUAM RADAR IMAGERY SUPPORTS THE
CURRENT POSITION AND MOTION OF THE SYSTEM, HOWEVER, THE SYSTEM
IS CURRENTLY ON THE EDGE OF THE RADAR AND SHOWS THE CENTER AT
THE 23,000 FOOT LEVEL. RADAR AND RECENT MICROWAVE IMAGERY DEPICT
TIGHTLY CURVED BANDING WITH DEEP CONVECTION DISPLACED SLIGHTLY TO
THE NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER. LATEST SAIPAN SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
SHOW WINDS OF 320/26 KNOTS AND SEA LEVEL PRESSURE NEAR 995.5MB.
CURRENT INTENSITY IS BASED ON DVORAK ESTIMATES OF 65 KNOTS.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 021800Z IS 24 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 030300Z, 030900Z, 031500Z AND 032100Z.//

TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 22S (JAYA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 400 NM
NORTHEAST OF ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT
10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. CURRENT INTENSITY IS BASED ON
DVORAK ESTIMATES OF 100 TO 115 KNOTS. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE
IMAGERY SHOWS A 6-NM ROUND EYE WITH FAIRLY SYMMETRIC DEEP CONVECTION
SURROUNDING THE CENTER. THE SYSTEM HAS CONTINUED TO TRACK WESTWARD
UNDER THE STEERING INFLUENCE OF THE MID-LEVEL SUBTROPICAL RIDGE
LOCATED SOUTH OF THE SYSTEM AND IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TRACKING
WESTWARD UNTIL MAKING LANDFALL NEAR TAU 12. AT THIS POINT, TC 22S
WILL WEAKEN RAPIDLY DUE TO INTERACTION WITH TERRAIN AND IS EXPECTED
TO TRACK WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD AND TO DISSIPATE BY TAU 36. MAXIMUM
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 021800Z IS 33 FEET.

. WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AREA (180 TO MALAY PENINSULA):
A. TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY:
(1) AT 020000Z TYPHOON (TY) 01W (KONG-REY) WAS LOCATED NEAR
APPROXIMATELY 300 NM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM, AND HAD
TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PREVIOUS SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 65 KNOTS GUSTING
TO 80 KNOTS. SEE REF A (WTPN31 PGTW 020300) FOR FURTHER DETAILS




gina - 4/2/2007 at 11:52 PM

SEVERE FLOODING IN AFGHANISTAN PROMPTS 'HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.' The
heaviest rain in years has brought severe flooding across
drought-stricken Afghanistan, the Integrated Regional Information
Networks (IRIN) reported on April 1. Flashfloods, avalanches, and
landslides have killed as many as 80 people and destroyed thousands
of homes across several of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. "We are facing
a humanitarian crisis," Haji Shalizai Deedar, governor of the eastern
Konar Province, told IRIN. "Hundreds of families need urgent
assistance." The rain damaged farmland, killed hundreds of cattle,
and shut down bridges and highways across the country. The heavy
rains have been coupled with melting winter snow. Afghanistan's
second vice president and head of the National Emergency Committee,
Karim Khalili, said, "the current scale of the disaster is beyond our
capacity and we face difficulty in providing assistance to the
affected people." The Afghan government has declared emergencies in
13 provinces and has requested international humanitarian assistance.
CJ



[Edited on 4/2/2007 by gina]


DougMacKenzie - 4/2/2007 at 11:57 PM

82, warm and humid here today, more rain tomorrow. We still need it, but it's nice to see some of the lakes filling back up.


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2007 at 01:01 AM

I'll talk to my connection.


sniff - 4/3/2007 at 01:08 AM

Winter storm warning in northern Wisconsin
6-10 inches of snow.


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