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2/7/14 5:27 P

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We are crawling out of the sub zero temperatures for the first time in about a week-maybe longer. It is supposed to be in the teens today. It is actually 13 degrees right now. It looks like we will bounce back and forth between below zero and the teens this weekend with some snow on Tuesday. What can I say? It is winter. You can always put more on but only take so much off. I will take the cold and put more on. I just take it as it comes. The weather is out of my control.

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2/7/14 9:27 A

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I'm in the Southwestern desert region - opposite weather to what the rest of the country has been experiencing. Our winter has generally been warm and dry - too dry. We normally have both summer and winter rains which help keep our plants healthy and replenish our reservoirs, but this year for the first time I remember (the 35 years I've lived here), we had a Phoenix Open golf tournament without one day of rain. In my garden the bulbs and daisies are already up, and it's the same out in the desert. If we don't get rain soon, all this lush growth will dry out and we will face a truly hazardous fire season.

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2/7/14 8:31 A

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Spring can't come soon enough -- tired of all this cold and snow in the Midwest.

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2/6/14 7:32 P

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It has been colder than usual in my neck of the woods - we've gotten down into the 20's several times this winter! As for snow, it just doesn't happen in NW Louisiana very often. However, a little south of us got snow & ice a couple of times within the past few weeks, that absolutely never happens!

We went for a motorcycle ride last Saturday, it was up to about 70° that day!

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2/6/14 5:44 P

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I live in Michigan, and we have had more snow than usual this year. The snow does not bother me as much as the much colder than normal temps though. I'm not sure how much total snow we have on the ground now, but if I were to go walking in my yard where it hasn't been shoveled, it would probably be past my knees.

I haven't been out a lot since Christmas, not just because of the cold, but because of my pain issues, and I am not able to drive right now. I had to quit working a few years ago because of my health issues due to the cancer, and in this weather, not being able to work is kind of a blessing in disguise. With the exception of church and medical appointments, I can pretty much plan my outings around the weather. Staying home doesn't bother me though, I've always been a "homebody".

The cold weather and the fronts moving through make my chronic pain issues a little worse than usual, and I've also been dealing with more sinus headaches than usual.

Our weekend forecast is calling for daytime highs in the low 20's, and a few snow flurries.


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2/6/14 5:11 P

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We have had pretty much what a lot of the US has experienced - very cold temps, sn*wstorms every other day, topped off with freezing rain/sleet, then refreezing overnight. According to a local metereologist this morning, we have had almost twice the amount of sn*w since January 1st than normal. Somewhere between 30 and 40 inches, with more expected on Sunday and possibly next Wednesday. The temps are staying below freezing (32*F), with single digits during the night for several of them and low teens for the others.
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I am not coping well with these conditions this year. I could live with the cold temps because I can always bundle up, though I don't have central heat in my apartment. I heat with a gas-on-gas stove (for those who don't know, that means that about 1/4 of the stove acts as a natural gas heater) on one end and the other end has a natural gas space heater, both connected to chimneys. It is a good thing we don't have "Skype" internet for SP. I'd frighten you in my pjs, sometimes covered by sweats & a great big chenille robe. At least my kitty Katie doesn't judge me. :)
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It is the sn*w & ice that get to me. Having had 3 accidents in this weather - caused by others - I am terrified of driving in and the day after a storm.
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2/6/14 9:23 A

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What a winter, how is the weather in your area? This may have been asked recently, but this winter has been extreme for most. Do you know how much snow fell in your area if you have it? How do you cope with these conditions? If you are lucky to live in a warm area, have you been able to get out and enjoy the weather? emoticon emoticon What temps will be in your area over the next week or so?


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