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Cold rain and snow? Here comes sunshine?

What's Mother Nature up to at your house?

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Anna rRxia's picture
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That looks like a huge storm in the Northwest!

Wow! That huge spiral spinning in rain and snow from San Francisco to Anchorage looks awesome on the radar. The zone of 8-10" of rains runs right up the coast. Hope everybody out there stays dry and warm!

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hybrid Sandy a sign of things to come?

Well, we made it... sort of -- 100s of thousands without power, billions in damage, my favorite beach in RI wrecked (thanks for the images Weather Channel!). This was razor close to the perfect storm. A Lunar high tide combining with the onshore winds combined with a straight-line storm with barometric pressure at 940 millibars (a record) pushed a record 13 foot tidal surge into into Battery Park,Manhattan with subways flooding out.

It could have been worse. With 22 foot waves crashing on the lake shore in Chicago and Cleveland I don't know how much more it could have been worse!. This thing is still a pain in the ass with people buried under 26 inches of snow and no power in WV and the storm spreading from Chicago to SC still today with 30-50mph winds.

I think this is a hybrid model that will repeat,not necessarily with the hurricane component unless it is the season, because of global warming. If anything, this has shown me how helpless we are in the face of nature's global warming wallop. This was in an in-your-face-warning.

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really

be careful, you guys! stay safe!

Anna rRxia's picture
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Hurricane Sandy

This is the largest hurricane in history (900 miles) and will flood the NY subway, shred the Atlantic City boardwalk and send storm surges 6-11 feet in the NY-Long Island-CT area. The NYSE is closed,possibly for the week.

Hope the power stays on! Stay safe!

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New England Preens

We took a trip up to Burke Mtn. and Northern Vermont and the foliage was brilliant and electric. The show Mother Nature puts on these few weeks each year never fails to give me pause to think of beauty. -- All the more this year as they have just announced the tearing down of paradise and putting up of a parking lot.

(Wind farms and resorts to dominate the NE Kingdom of Vermont)

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God bless Mother Nature

Well, the humidity is rising and the barometer's is getting low. According to all of the sources, the street looks the best place to go.
Because, i believe, tonight, for the very first time, probably around half past ten, and for the first time in history, it's gonna start raining men.

Hallelujah.

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it means

electricty, fluff. that's what my dad aways called it. I hear ya brother about the heat effects; it does make me stop and assess my sanity somedays ,but i love the work and the people. it's nice to be outside surrounded by plants. thanks for the advice and hope your leg healed well and you're out and about..............................damn golf courses anyway. by the way, "fluffanutter" is the name my son gave our cat years ago. lol so cool.........so cool

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"...the wonderful benefits of piped lightning..."

Huh? What does that mean, Slo?

You work in a green house? Jeezum' crow. I walk outside my AC and my gut turns to liquid. I can't imagine toiling in 115 degree heat! I do remember working on a roof one summer in Furnace, Kentucky and even with a headband on there was a continuous stream of sweat rolling into my eyes!

Keep watching that lettuce grow so slow, Slo... And stay hydrated!

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93 million miles away?

Feels more like 92 million lately. I work every day in greenhouses in the upper midwest where we have had 30+ days above 90 and 4 above 100; hottest summer on record so far and still going strong. the greenhouses we work in all day run easily 15 deg. above the ambient temps. when that fat old sun is a shinin' and if the wind ain't blowin, there's no air moving in them at all. i'm not whining (yet) as i get to enjoy the wonderful benefits of piped lightning when i get home. Somebody much smarter than me figured out how to distrubute it long ago and i get to reap the benefits (as long as i continue to pay for it is my understanding). I'm lucky to have ac and have used it liberally this summer. My father was born and raised on a farm in the midwest where he lived until the age of 8 before the family moved in to town and a house with modern (1946) amenities. Up until he was 8..... NO electricity, no indoor plumbing,etc.,folks, that means not even so much as a fan to blow the hot air around! I ask dad every year how in the hell they did it and he always says,"you got used to it whether you liked it or not and a tub full of cool well water did wonders". compared to that, i've got it pretty damn good. Those thin little lines hanging on those skinny wooden poles are the only things seperating us from "days of yore" ladies and gentlemen. Homeland security? my ass.

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Will there be food riots?

If Congress decides to cut food stamp programs it is a distinct possibility. Free food distribution centers will have less and fewer commodities will be available through the Ag. Dept.

This could be a multi-year drought where all of these conditions worsen. Thank you, Republicans, for denying global warming for 30 years and putting us in this mess.

(I used up this space because of a double post)

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