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Re: Richs storm

Hi Ceres,

Probably by the time you read this the news will be as old as the snow that
is covering you.
We had snow from about 9am Sunday until 10am Monday, total accumulation of
about 10 inches of very wet heavy snow.  The trees are bent, but not broken,
and so far no wind.  The weather stayed about 35 degrees today, so a lot
melted, and soaked in (yay).  Tomorrow's high is supposed to be in the low
40s, so a lot should melt then; hopefully most of the snow in the trees and
This probably ain't what you wanted to hear, but for as long as I can
remember, we get a decent, wet, snowstorm sometime in the first 2 weeks of
April.  I think I predicted this one a few messages back, but the thrill is
still there.  Rich, wet in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 1:51 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Richs storm

> Rich, how bad is your storm at this point?  What is predicted?  We are
> receiving a blur of very large snowflakes, strong winds from the East
> is always a bad indicator) but it is still warm enough to be melting as it
> hits the ground.  Weatherman says between 5 - 12."
>     My husband had cleaned the snowblower and moved to storage at our off
> site garage last week and moved the lawn mower home.  After church today
> made a quick retrieval of the snow blower.
>     My oldest granddaughter was scheduled for AllState Speech competition
> Univ of Northern Iowa early tomorrow morning.  Her family was going to go
> this afternoon as it is a several hrs drive.  It has been canceled already
> with no reschedule.  What a disappointment for her as she is a senior.
>     This adds to the earlier discussion about weird weather.  Record was
> last week with 87 deg weather & a snow storm a few days later.  We have
> more records this year than one can believe.
>     This could pretty much take care of a lot of plants.  My Royal Star
> Magnolia is in full glory.  I wrapped a couple small Jap maples, Daphna
> 'Carol Mackie", Magnolia Butterflies and Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
> (minus all its buds by the deer) in burlap as they are first winter
> plantings.  I had not cleaned the beds as I reminded my self it was only
> April.
>     I am scheduled to give a container garden program tomorrow evening for
> garden club south of Des Moines.  If I can make the trip I am not sure the
> weather will be warm enough to transport plants in and out.
>     Keep us updated on your weather, please.
>         Ceres, Iowa zone 4/5
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