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I'm Concerned about this Winter

I'm Concerned about this Winter

Old 09-02-2014, 05:12 AM
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It has been a cooler summer and all predictions say that it will be a colder winter. I have noticed the leaves are starting to turn already and and you can feel fall in the air. I remember 1992....Snow on Halloween and it stayed forever. Last winter, the snow was piled higher than my car at the end of the driveway. Make it tricky to back out into the street. I don't want winter to come.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:27 AM
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I heard on the weather channel that it would be a colder than normal winter in the East and MidWest but the West would be normal to warmer. They are predicting less snow for the snow belts however because the temperature of the Great Lakes was colder this summer because of last year's winter freeze. The prevailing winds come from the west across the Great Lakes and since the water temperature is warmer than the air at that point it picks up moisture and then dumps it in the form of snow as it reaches the colder land mass. This is why the West coast of Michigan and places like Buffalo NY get so much snow. I lived in SW Michigan for years before moving to Florida and my children still live there. Rarely is the amount of snow an issue for getting around as they keep things plowed well unless you are on secondary rural roads which are not as high a priority in a snowstorm. The challenge is keeping the end of your driveway clear of the heavy chunky snow the snow plow leaves when it goes through. There is no perfect place to live. It's either too hot, too cold, too rainy, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and such. Love where you are at the moment. Life is much better that way.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:05 AM
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I just hope we get some RAIN this year. Things are getting scary-dry around here. All of the local creeks are completely dried up; I used to fall asleep to the sound of frogs singing but now it's eerily quiet. I don't think I've heard as many geese this year either, I think because a lot of the local ponds they used to layover in are dried up and gone.

For awhile they were predicting another el Nino but they stopped saying that and now it's looking like we're doomed for another dry winter.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:15 AM
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Our summer has been very cold with very little sunshine. We have had ONE day of total sunshine this summer, and that was last Wednesday. Every other day, it was cloudy or foggy in the morning and the sun didn't come out until 10:00 or 2:00 or even 4:00. Or else the sun came up in the morning and it got cloudy by 10:00 with maybe a little more sun later in the day. Really strange. It's been in the 50's and sometimes 40's most every night. People say they like the cool weather, but it's not right. It scares me that we have had no heat this summer. We"re 20% ahead of the normal amount of rain for the year, also.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:43 AM
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I am absolutely dreading winter. I used to always be hot but now I am always cold, especially my feet.. It doesn't seem to matter what I put on them.. I have wool socks, sheepskin slippers....nothing seems to help much :-(
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:47 AM
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The trees are turning in Western Colorado and I am so not ready for winter. We do have our firewood stocked so I can bathe myself in the warmth during the cold winter days and nights (yes we have a heater, but the warmth from the fireplace is oh so much nicer!).. LOL but I am so not ready for winter, the snow, cold winds.
The geese haven't started their migration ,yet, here.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:02 AM
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Here in Utah we have had signs of early winter for a couple of months. I know my garden is doing things it doesn't usually do until the end of September, like plants turning and some of the trees in the canyons are already turning. This years weather has been odd all over the world. Just be prepared all. Good time for quilting.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:10 AM
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Thats why they call me a BLUE Bird instead if a Snow bird. I live in FL and come to Ky for the Summer.About time to go home , probably two - three weeks.. GO big Blue..haha cmaras1234
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:13 AM
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N.E.Ohio here and as others said; the trees are losing leaves already, the squirrels are stripping my oaks and maples. The geese have been squawking overhead for a few weeks now. Hmmm, maybe I should clear some room for canned food and water and of course good ole TP. The grocery is only a block away tho so maybe I should concern myself with fabric, bird seed and pet food and track down a young buck to shovel . . Lol
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:18 AM
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As wacky as last yr was this one has me more worried. We've also had a wacky summer. As it should be cooling down right now, its getting hotter. We've had a really mild summer and only a couple of days that were in the 100's and even then the humidity was low, unusal for here. My sister lives in WV and her daughter in law has a couple of sites she watches each yr and they are predicting a bad winter for them, again this yr. So not ready for really cold and niether is my body.
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