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Re: weather rant was: just checking

A sled - you're cracking me up! Channel 8 is our local ABC affiliate,
but they have some top-notch meteorologists. The head guy's been there
over 25 years, and he's from this part of the world, and he knows what
he's talking about. We don't have cable out here either. But I don't
watch TV except to see what's going on w/ the weather - so it's not a
big deal. Started more seeds this a.m. and am in the process of cleaning
up my lasagna bed (veggies and herbs). Noticed my leucojums (Gravetye
Giant) are blooming, I love those. Can't grow lily-of-the-valley here,
so this is as close to it as I can get.

Gonna finish my tea and head back outside for a bit!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 9 Mar 2003 03:13:38 -0500

>Thanks, Pam...delighted to find this out - don't have cable and our
>weatherpersons just parrot Accuweather, so you never find out
>anything of real interest.
>You are right...the results have certainly NOT been pretty.  Worst
>winter in 30 years, I hear, and I believe it.  Your rain seems to
>solidify when it hits here:-)
>Was out today as it got about 50F (a heat wave) trying to get at my
>pruning, but there's still so much snow on the ground it wasn't easy.
> I can now testify that a loaded garden cart does not like to go on
>snow:-)  If this keeps up, I'll have to invest in a sled for hauling
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> Marge - metereologically speaking - two factors are causing this
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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/
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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??
>> Pam
>> still soggy in Texas
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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