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Is it still winter? 90F for me today!


Monday, February 17, 2014

emoticon emoticon emoticon Maybe I slipped up somewhere and I'm on vacation and just don't remember! I couldn't believe it when I looked at the scale today and saw *90* and while the end of last week was nice and the temps were hovering in the low to mid-80's, that's usually how it is in the Phoenix area in the winter. But 90?

I'm almost ashamed to mention the temperatures when I receive notes from friends who are out shoveling snow, trying to keep from being house-bound, and then just trying to thaw out.

Most humans don't seem to be happy with whatever the weather is doing anyway. In the summer months here, it is truthfully hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk, and that's when we head up to Yarnell with it's 5000-foot elevation. That extra elevation gives us a reduction in heat of about 15 to 20 degrees. It means that even up there in the mountains we are usually inside our homes in the afternoon, with the A/C on. But at least we can walk out to get the mail, or do some little thing even mid-day without melting down into a pool of sweat.

I know, I know, here I am talking about sweat and you're thinking if you hold still for more than 5 minutes while you're outside, you will probably be frozen to the bone and won't thaw out until spring.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKATER787 2/21/2014 6:46PM

    People are adaptable. They will adjust or get used to wherever they are or else they'll move. I doubt if there's a perfect place. Well, maybe Hawaii, but then the cost negates that. See what I mean?

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CHICKPEA23 2/19/2014 9:14AM

    Wow, 90 degrees! We reached 45 here yesterday which was very exciting after so much snow. I hope you can stay cool and enjoy the sunshine.
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CATLADY52 2/18/2014 5:25PM

    I guess I'm in a pretty good spot right now. In eastern Oklahoma we have 71F, no wind and sunny at 4:20 in the afternoon. Life is good. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 2/18/2014 11:30AM

    Sweetie, I don't envy your 90F. We'll be there this summer and probably beyond and I hate it. You're right, most of us are never happy whatever the weather! lol!! I am sorry y'all are soooo hot soooo early!! We should be in the 60'sF today and I'm really looking forward to it!! But wow.....90 in February! Poor baby. No.....really!! I think that's as uncomfortable as those buried in snow and temps at or below freezing! This has been a year of extremes & I don't think I'm so happy with it, but being that I am powerless to put it right, I have to try to survive it. (But I don't have to like it! lol) Wouldn't it be nice if we could take some of your heat and some mid west cold and make both areas more comfortable and take some of Englands flood waters and water the west where so many acres of fields lay fallow due to lack of rain. I'd do it in a heart beat if I had that power. Guess I'm a moderate, luke-warm kind a gal! hehe
You stay cool today, my friend and give Amber a love for me!! (((HUGS)))

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WHITNEYLD 2/18/2014 6:24AM

    emoticon I am so envious. I am in OHIO and I will tell you on top of a winter storm AGAIN, it is below freezing all the time lately. Like, 15 below with wind chill and even lower at times. I am ready for winter to be over! I can't wait to start complaining about the summer heat! Ha.

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/18/2014 6:21AM

    Enjoy your temps it is 37* this morning but that is Nebraska for ya
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SWEETNEEY 2/18/2014 4:22AM

    We are in the 70s. It is very nice. No complaints here

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ARTJAC 2/18/2014 3:49AM

    enjoy it while it lasts

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LYNETTEMOM 2/18/2014 12:58AM

    crazy!
We have been above zero C and very happy about that, with the forecast saying we'll be down way below freezing again on the wkend. Dreaming of a vacation in the sun...

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DALID414 2/18/2014 12:04AM

    We were close to the 80s over the weekend.

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GOLFINMOMMA 2/17/2014 11:41PM

    So jealous!!

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