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Old 10-18-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I read today that they are predicting a warm winter due to La Nina influences, I think it was. I guess for you guys in the north this will be a good thing. I'm not sure how I feel about it here in the south. I like a little bit of winter if you know what I mean. But I guess it will reduce people's fuel bills, etc. etc. So I'm trying to not look at it selfishly!
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I wish. haha The Nina brothers don't really effect us in the middle north. The weather patern that it does effect mostly comes in from Washington/Oregon and travels East and then sways way south about the Rockies. Then sways back up about Omaha and the Twin cities and goes on East. So those of us stuck in the middle (where it swayed around us) just get to enjoy the Canadian Arctic fronts.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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In the Southwest, La Nina usually means a DRIER winter than average, which I'm not looking forward to at all! We're already in a long term drought (which very few will recognize being that we're in a desert). Still, eight out of our last ten winters have been drier than normal. Snowpack in the mountains has been insufficient, and the water tables are already dangerously low. Wildfires in the early summer are more frequent & more intense because of the below normal moisture levels during the winter & spring.

Adding insult to injury is the fact that our continuous warm, dry weather attracts so many people who are tired of the cold, the ice, the snow, and the humidity. This means more people using an already overburdened water supply. These transplants move to Arizona thinking that the climate will improve their health ... but they don't realize that the sun's intensity & dry air eventually bring other health problems.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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No winters are warm.

Even our record warm mid-winter days are still cold, as don't pass 55 F normally.

If you're outside and it's windy, there's not much difference between a seasonal high of 30 F and a very cold day at 10 F;
either way some of you're skin will eventually sting, it just happens a quicker when it's at 10 F.

*But I'll gladly take all the help we can get.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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I read today that they are predicting a warm winter due to La Nina influences, I think it was. I guess for you guys in the north this will be a good thing. I'm not sure how I feel about it here in the south. I like a little bit of winter if you know what I mean. But I guess it will reduce people's fuel bills, etc. etc. So I'm trying to not look at it selfishly!
I've heard the opposite. Well, sorta. I've heard it is supposed to only be about 1 degree above average through the Winter, with above average snowfall! YAY!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:37 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I read today that they are predicting a warm winter due to La Nina influences, I think it was. I guess for you guys in the north this will be a good thing. I'm not sure how I feel about it here in the south. I like a little bit of winter if you know what I mean. But I guess it will reduce people's fuel bills, etc. etc. So I'm trying to not look at it selfishly!
Oh how I hate to hear that. I do know what you mean kaykay, I love cold weather especially when it should be cold. But that is what I expect living in Texas
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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We've had ups and down this autumn, just like always. Sometimes we'd have spans of days below average, others above average. We have a very strong wind right now, but thankfully didn't have any of the awful tornadoes and storms that many areas of the country had today. We are now in for an extended forecast of nice temps. Sat. is even supposed to hit 70 degrees. I can definitely live with that.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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I've heard the opposite. Well, sorta. I've heard it is supposed to only be about 1 degree above average through the Winter, with above average snowfall! YAY!!
See now I've heard very snowy winter in the NE mild in the midwest... I'm confused lol... I guess we'll see when it comes
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Yeah...and it was the very same people who predicted a more active hurricane season. I've decided to sit back and see....I still have my doubts about weather prediction and its accuracy.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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See now I've heard very snowy winter in the NE mild in the midwest... I'm confused lol... I guess we'll see when it comes
I read it in my local newspaper, but then I googled it and apparently, the story was in a lot of the major news sources. Just google "warm winter predicted for US" But who knows... forecasts can certainly be wrong anyway.

And yeah, ILNC, I'm right here in Texas with you ... although I do believe Houston is a bit warmer than Dallas.

Last edited by kaykay; 10-19-2007 at 08:27 AM.. Reason: bad typing. No coffee yet for kaykay...
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