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Re: weather rant was: just checking

Marge - metereologically speaking - two factors are causing this unholy
mess. El Nino (:-P") which is most of our problem and there's some
phenomenon in the North Atlantic this year (can't remember what it's
called by weathermen - I know what y'all would LIKE to call it) that is
resulting in a low pressure over Greenland or some such feeding cold air
into the Northern tier and a big high pressure off the Southern coast
funneling moisture up the east Coast. The results when they meet (as you
know all too well) are not pretty. They did a special on our Channel 8 a
couple weeks ago, guess they got tired of everyone calling in w/ the
same questions. This pattern has a name, but darned if I can remember it
now. And El Nino keeps pushing rain west to east and the little bit
that's left after we get drowned, heads in y'alls direction to add to
the "fun". Personally, I'd like everything to just get back to normal. I
should be wearing T-shirts and a light jacket by now and I'm still in
heavy sweaters and a pea coat. SICK of it now.

Still haven't planted my shrubs (too wet).  Marge, is that more than you wanted to know probably??

still soggy in Texas

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 4 Mar 2003 23:35:51 -0500

>Oh Lordy, Ceres & Donna!  I sure do sympathize with you both, while,
>at the same time, hoping that you guys keep that storm - I don't know
>if I can mentally take another snow storm right now - still have more
>than a foot of that white stuff out there.  What on earth has gotten
>old Ma Nature's underwear in such a bundle this winter?  She's sure
>socking it to us and I know that not one of us (gardeners) deserves
>it - we're the ones taking care of her earth!....perhaps she needs to
>learn to be more selective about her punishing weather and only send
>it to the folks who have been doing harm to this planet! :-)
>Hang it there....spring has GOT to come (she says, hopefully).
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> And that wonderful (NOT) weather is now here..... Already got
>> then  4", 7 by am, and up 18" before it is over.... claiming it is
>> worst storm in over a year... so the weatherman claims.... schools
>> already canceled... plow trucks are out.
>> We can thank Jim for this storm. All day it was cold then the gulf
>> breeze came up got warm out, then back to cold... temps flopping
>> day, so it may be a bad one....
>> Donna
>> > Marge, to make you feel good, we are getting more snow, probably
>> > accumlated.  Schools were let out early today and many
>> as we
>> > received freezing rains before the snow.
>> >     Ceres, Iowa zone 4/5
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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