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Thread: It's April 16th and we are still dealing with bad weather

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    It's April 16th and we are still dealing with bad weather

    Went out to my car this morning and it's frozen over, the grass and plants are all covered in a light dusting of snow.
    Is this April or January? I thought we were done with all cold and bad weather in NJ since it reached 80 this past weekend. What is going on with Mother Nature?
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    The weather is not normal here either. I live in the pines in AZ. Had only one small snow all winter and little rain.
    The forest here is suffering.

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    Driving home last night at 9 o'clock it was raining hard, cold and nasty. Before I went to bed at abouit 11:30 I looked out the window to see if the rain had stopped and was shocked to see everything except the middle of our street was covered in snow! There's still some in areas that aren't in direct sunlight. Monday night I went to a class wearing only a sweatsuit, no jacket. It's crazy.

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    we had snow this am too
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Some snow on the back deck here this AM as well. And the front porch step a sheet of ice. And to think I got dressed in shorts and t-shirt yesterday!

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    Got 2 inches last night and it snowed again this morning, but only a dusting. This follows a 70 degree day on Monday. Good news - back yard which faces west is all melted now. We are hanging on, but only by our fingernails. Global warming, where are you when we want you?
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    Was warm here last weekend. This cooler weather started Sunday night and continuing this weekend. Easter Sunday might get rain. I never believed the global warming thing.
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    This has been one crazy winter, that's for sure! I am in central IN. We had 72 degrees on Monday. Yesterday it was cold and had snowed. Today is is very windy and (when I came home at 4) the temp was 50. The grass is greening up nicely but we have not had to mow, yet. The farmers (DS, included) are itching to get into the fields but it has been quite wet. I guess it will be interesting to see what this summer brings...I promise I will not complain about the heat!

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    We had snow and ice when I woke up this morning and wind! It never got out of the 40"s here today. Monday we hit were up to 79! I think we may have winter right up the July 4th this year! I truly hope not but it's been a long, cold, snowy winter and it is turning out to be a cold, windy and sometimes snowy spring.
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    I went up north about 2 hours to visit my quilt friend and it was snowing up there. I'm almost afraid of what summer will be like this year.
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    It is snowing here right now! Been snowing off and on all day...almost 6" so far...everything had melted, and the tulips were breaking through! Supposed to be 47 tomorrow. Hopefully "sprinter" won't be here too long! DH had to put the pickup in 4WD to get home once he left the county road and headed up the side streets!

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    same here in Lehigh valley pa we had a few nice days but can't seem to keep my winter clothes put away for the season I believe we are gonna jump right into hot weather turn the heat off put the ac on

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    It is 6:15 AM. Yesterday we had blizzard conditions in St. Paul, but most of it has melted. Snowed last night and there is a dusting on the ground, but it also rained, so I don't know what the streets and sidewalks are doing. But, we do not let it bother us at all -- No, No, No! Because on Wednesday it is going to be in the 70's!!!! Typical Minnesota. Can't complain anymore. Have done my complaining, actually, I quit in December sometime. Nothing you can do about it and you know the sun is going rise in the east in the morning and we just take it from there.

    The only sad thing is that I had a deck built in last week. It was done this past Saturday. It has rocking chairs on the deck. I have sewing to do out there and it is killing me having to stay in the house because it is the middle of April and it is 28 degrees outside right now!!!!!!!! But I am NOT complaining. Maybe I'll complain when it is 98 degrees here and super humid. Naw, I love hot weather. One thing for sure, I put away the shovels and I'll be doggoned if I will bring them out again. And I packed the winter jackets away and refuse to take them out again.

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    I have a christmas cactus in my office and it's blooming, poor thing is confused as to what season it is

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    April 17 in Rhinelander Wisconsin

    This is what we woke up to this morning. Still have more falling.
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    Here in central MN, we had at least a foot of snow. Couldn't get out of drive this am. My hubby blew out the driveway, but I'm staying put, as the roads are icy. Good day to sew.

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    Well, just remember that it IS still April. Our frost deadline is May 12, so there is still time for winter to hang around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normabeth View Post
    Went out to my car this morning and it's frozen over, the grass and plants are all covered in a light dusting of snow.
    Is this April or January? I thought we were done with all cold and bad weather in NJ since it reached 80 this past weekend. What is going on with Mother Nature?
    Repeat this mantra: "There is no such thing as climate change and even if there is, humans had nothing to do with it."
    That will solve Mother Nature's problems and make us all feel better as we continue to trash our little space ship as it whirls along in space. froggyintexas

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    Everything was 2 hours late around here this morning. The snow was wet and heavy. It was snowy and windy all day yesterday. Must of had about 8" of snow. All of the snow was gone until yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FroggyinTexas View Post
    Repeat this mantra: "There is no such thing as climate change and even if there is, humans had nothing to do with it."
    Yep, that's why SE Michigan (Detroit metro area) beat the 1880-1881 record for snowfall in one winter -- by 1.5". We got about 95 inches this year. What was the excuse in 1880? Steam engines? I know the climate is changing some, people may be responsible -- but sometimes I wonder how all the previous climate changes happened, the glacial ages, etc. when there weren't people with cars around. My grandfather always said "It's just like the bible, 7 good years and 7 bad." This was a bad year. We've had some fair ones lately, so am going to make sure the snow blowers works next year!

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    Bummer for all you folks with snow! Can't say we are done with it yet but it was nice yesterday and today...crossing fingers!
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    On Monday the 14th I had to shovel 5 inches of snow off the path to the One Room School. The snow plow had put a bank of more than a foot of snow next to the road. I crawled over that to get into the school, but had to make a path before the bus full of children came at 9:00. Just like 1904. It's a museum and we teach like it was 1904.
    On Wednesday we had a lot more snow.
    The snowy owls are still here. I saw one on Sunday, one last night, and one today - Good Friday. We will have lots of snow yet for Easter.
    The reason it is so cold is because the Arctic jet stream has come very far south this year because the ice in the Arctic is melting because of global warming!
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