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September skies
03-09-2006, 06:53 PM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif I am so out-of-control excited right now! We've had wacky cold weather lately. I know for most of you, this is no big thing but for me - I can hardly wait till the w/end.

They are predicting snow on our Valley floor (San Joaquin Valley)
I never thought I'd see it here again. It's only happened once in my lifetime and that was 7 or 8 years ago.
And now they are predicting it for Saturday!
I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I've got my digital camera ready and all stores are stocking up on disposable ones.

I'm so excited. Hope we can brave the cold - none of my kids own jackets, just sweatshirts. (but even if they did, they wouldn't wear them)

Be happy with me. Dance with me!
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CaroGirl
03-09-2006, 06:55 PM
I forgive you for being excited, but I won't dance with you.

I live in Canada. :flag:

robeiae
03-09-2006, 06:57 PM
I forgive you for being excited, but I won't dance with you.

I live in Canada.

Not even the 'Chicken Dance'?

Rob :)

dahmnait
03-09-2006, 07:11 PM
Noooo!! I haven't heard it was going to be that cold. If it is cold there, it's going to be D@MN cold here. :cry: I am not saying I want summer to start. (just to clarify to the powers that be since it gets over 100 here on a regular basis.) I just want to be warm again.

But just in case it does snow, take that picture quick, then enjoy to 5 - 10 minutes you have before it all melts. ;) I watched it snow in Santa Cruz once. It was the coolest thing to watch the snow falling over the sand. That is an image I won't forget.

Jcomp
03-09-2006, 07:32 PM
Meanwhile, it's a toasty 80+ today in San Antonio, where winter lasted for all of about 3 weeks or so...

dahmnait
03-09-2006, 07:51 PM
Regarding the cold weather:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif I am so out-of-control excited right now!

I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait.

I'm so excited.

Be happy with me. Dance with me!
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dahmnait
03-09-2006, 07:52 PM
Meanwhile, it's a toasty 80+ today in San Antonio, where winter lasted for all of about 3 weeks or so...:tongue

Shadow_Ferret
03-09-2006, 08:18 PM
It's a screwy mixed up world we live in when California is getting snow and Wisconsin is having thunder showers in March.

dahmnait
03-09-2006, 09:30 PM
It's a screwy mixed up world we live in when California is getting snow and Wisconsin is having thunder showers in March.California's Happy Cows are going back to Wisconsin. (Obscure reference that probably only Californians will get. ;))

NeuroFizz
03-09-2006, 09:34 PM
California's Happy Cows are going back to Wisconsin. (Obscure reference that probably only Californians will get. ;))
Very cheesy.

WerenCole
03-09-2006, 09:36 PM
Take me away to Margaritaville. . . searching for my lost shaker of salt. . .


oops, sorry. I was day dreaming.


Snow is good and all. This damned Virginia weather is starting to bug me. I like cold cold cold, or I like hot. This lukewarm BS is starting to get on my nerves. It happens for an extended period in the fall and for a good portion of the spring. Give me sub 30 degrees all winter or above 60. . . nothing in between and not for extended periods of time.


Have a fun time with it, I like the silence that accompanies gently falling snow.

Shadow_Ferret
03-09-2006, 09:41 PM
California's Happy Cows are going back to Wisconsin. (Obscure reference that probably only Californians will get. ;))

That's a national campaign hated by all Wisconsinites. :)

dahmnait
03-09-2006, 09:43 PM
That's a national campaign hated by all Wisconsinites. :)Now I stand corrected. Being in CA I never know what goes on out there in the rest of the world. ;)

TheIT
03-09-2006, 10:00 PM
San Francisco Bay Area is expected to get temperatures in the 20's this weekend, with possible snow in the Santa Cruz mountains. The trees are getting really confused.

I just hope we don't get another wind storm like we had week before last. That one took out the chimney cap from my chimney, several fences in the neighborhood, and caused a 300 ton crane to fall through the ceiling of a shopping center under renovation. Luckily no one was hurt, though several shops had water damage.

I forget where this saying comes from, but "Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get." Usually we have climate in California. Where'd this weather come from?

Dawno
03-09-2006, 10:15 PM
My desktop weather has been blinking a red 'alert' warning me of the low snowline and cold weather. I don't expect snow here but I was all ready for spring. *sigh* Even had all my shortsleeved shirts clean and moved to the 'main' clothes closet.

tjwriter
03-09-2006, 10:34 PM
Let's just say this winter has been screwed up. Tornadoes in Nov. & it's supposed to be in the seventies here on Sat. Grrr. Next week the temp will be back in the forties.

But hey, if snow has you all excited, enjoy it.

reph
03-09-2006, 11:23 PM
I grew up (well, insofar as...) in the San Joaquin Valley. It snowed in town once that I recall. That was pretty exciting, like a solar eclipse or a big comet. Actually, solar eclipses are more common there than snow.

Chacounne
03-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Okay, which one of you sent snow to Vancouver in March? Sigh !

Chac,
who had been looking forward to going for a long walk

Jaycinth
03-10-2006, 12:35 AM
I went walking today at lunchtime. It is 62 here so I just wore my suit jacket. I walked all over the grounds where my building is and I saw birds and squirrels and flowers and 4 people. just 4. Cars parked...big parkling lot..but 4 people. I can't wait to start my garden. Early spinach, collards..MMMMMMMMMM If i start tomatoes inside NOW I'll have edible size by July 4, or sooner!!!!!.

Sweet peppers, hot peppers..Corn? hmmmmm Beets most certainly and carrotts. Red Cabbage. Onions. Garlic.

NO TURNIPS!

Yes, I know. And in July when it is 108 degrees in the shade, all you folks with the snow can pick on me.

Cantalopes. Summer squash. Green beans! Basil, oregano, Swiss Chard.

Did I mention I have blueberries and raspberries in the yard too...........

September skies
03-10-2006, 05:16 AM
My daughter turned Sweet 16 today -- but thinking back to her "little girl" birthdays, I remember having swimming parties for her.

CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY Weather!
It's the end of the world, I tell you, the end of the world!

It is so freaking cold today - we aren't used to this weather! It should be in the mid 70s about now. I have pics of the girls wearing shorts as we took our Christmas tree outside on Jan. 1st. (high 70s in December)

Too cold! But snow will be fun - if it happens. I'm in my mid 40s and it's only snowed the one time here. And, it lasted about 24 hours - it was beautiful. My mom woke me up at 4 a.m. (phonecall) which scared me half to death and told me to go look outside. Not knowing how long it would last, I woke up all my kids and we played in the snow at 4:30 a.m. (came back to bed at 5) and then I got them up for school at 6 a.m. but it was cancelled - SNOW DAY! Which meant - more playing in the snow.

I'm so sorry guys - I know some of you are tired of snow and cold - but we never get it, so to me, this is super super super super exciting.

:snoopy:I'd dance for you if you suddenly got a day with 80-degree :Jump:sunshine in the middle of winter.:banana:

brokenfingers
03-10-2006, 05:21 AM
Nyah nah na na nahhh!!

It was high 60's here today. I say it's about time those Californians got their comeuppance! Them and their sunshiney days and always nice weather. Hmph!

Sage
03-10-2006, 05:21 AM
I remember when it snowed in San Diego on Valentine's Day when I was in second grade. We were at recess too. It didn't stick, of course, & was probably soft hail, but our teachers called it snow, & I do too.

And we've gotten lots of freak days in the upper 60s this winter in Ohio.

Sage
03-10-2006, 05:23 AM
California's Happy Cows are going back to Wisconsin. (Obscure reference that probably only Californians will get. ;))Actually, those commercials show elsewhere (I wondered if they would when I moved from CA).

But I'm not sure the "It's the cheese" commercials showed outside of CA.

PrettySpecialGal
03-10-2006, 05:27 AM
you should be here in CenTex-
it was in the upper 80's today after the cold front and thunderstorms came through last night.

clintl
03-10-2006, 06:37 AM
It's a screwy mixed up world we live in when California is getting snow and Wisconsin is having thunder showers in March.

We're having thundershowers, too.

tjwriter
03-10-2006, 06:41 AM
we had a tornado. yay.

dahmnait
03-10-2006, 05:51 PM
We had a tornado alert yesterday. Of course, in California they rarely touch down. I have to laugh whenever someone spots a funnel cloud here. In comparison to those in Tornado Alley, we get category -F3 tornados here. Yet, they are always such a big deal.

threedogpeople
03-10-2006, 05:58 PM
Okay, which one of you sent snow to Vancouver in March? Sigh !

Chac,
who had been looking forward to going for a long walk

That would be me. It was originally predicted for Vancouver Island but I nudged it a bit east....sorry. I don't mind cold OR sun but I don't like the wishy washy winter we've been having. I get confused too easily.

I was in Bellingham last week for my monthly treck to Seattle...did you see me wave on the freeway???

Judy

Jaycinth
03-10-2006, 07:20 PM
75 degrees. :D

dahmnait
03-11-2006, 05:30 AM
:tongue

I just saw pictures on the news of snow in the Santa Cruz mountains. It is supposed to get colder this weekend, so there is still hope for your snow.

TheIT
03-11-2006, 05:48 AM
I am not looking forward to this weekend. Right now I'm trying to convince myself that I'm not catching a cold, and it's supposed to be in the 30's. Great. Time for the chicken soup....

writerterri
03-11-2006, 06:18 AM
I feel ya on this one girl. We just moved to Reno, NV (near Lake Tahoe, CA). Snows lightly, but the kids love it.

September skies
03-11-2006, 06:26 AM
:snoopy:IT'S SNOWING - IT'S SNOWING!! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/Emotesnoopy.gif

Ok - not yet, I'm just practicing. Actually, we're having thunderstorms with hail the size of pennies. We're on severe weather watch and in Hanford (20 miles away) it is snowing! But it's a freak thing there, 2-4 inches. They're not even close to the foothills! We have super low snow at 1,000 elevation (10 minutes away) but it has not hit the Valley floor yet. Hopefully tomorrow.

But it's cold! Low to mid 30s today!

Does rain and snow keep birds from flying? We have rain forecast starting Tuesday through Saturday :-( And I'm supposed to go take my mom next weekend to see the Swallows of San Juan Capistrano. She hasn't seen them in 75 years and I am taking her. She's been so excited. Everything's been paid and now she's telling me that the birds won't come if it rains. I have to research it, but for now.....running off to another assignment (fourth one today - busy, busy, busy day)

Vanessa
03-11-2006, 08:24 AM
:snoopy:IT'S SNOWING - IT'S SNOWING!! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/Emotesnoopy.gif



I'm wishing you lots of that good ole' beautiful white fluffy stuff and not the slush. (since it's raining there)

September skies
03-11-2006, 08:43 PM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoticoncry.gifno snow......

So, if the snow won't come to me, I'll have to go to it.

Thanks, Vanessa. For wishing me the white, fluffy stuff. You know, I never even touched snow until I was 17 years old. I'll never forget it. Having a blind father all my life, we never got to do normal kid things, like go camping, or to the mountains or to the snow.

It feel like that American Idol cowboy seeing the beach for the first time in his life.
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smilehooray.gif

Old Hack
03-11-2006, 09:43 PM
Ha. Snow. Hate the stuff. It is snowing here now (and it is real stuff, not that soft, slushy, uncommitted sort) and I wish it would stop.

For those of you who don't get the snow you're longing for, here are my snow pictures again. That wall outside the house is a couple of feet high, but you can only see the topstones peeping out above the snow. And that other shot is the mile-long track up to the house, covered in two feet of snow. Live with this for a few weeks and you'll get over your longing for the stuff!

Susie
03-11-2006, 10:42 PM
Hey, SS, sure hope you get the snow that you want, just enough, but not enough to be overwhelming. That'd be great and you can make snow angels. I know you'd make the best!!! Many hugs. :Hug2:

September skies
03-12-2006, 12:09 AM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/EmoteShrug.gif I drove up to Three Rivers and the snow had melted away. Sigh. Oh well....guess I'll have to settle for sunshine! Blue skies out and very pretty - but brrrr...cold! (Its like 60 degrees out there!)


ooops...above should say 50 degrees (not 60)

dahmnait
03-12-2006, 01:09 AM
Sorry you didn't get your snow. If it is going to be this cold (43 degrees here) we should have snow! At least then the kids would enjoy the weather.