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Old 10-22-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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A while back several kids had the H1N1 at my son's school. We found out about it on the local news! Couldn't believe the news channel got a hold of the information before the parents were notified!

I think there are quite a few kids out sick at the moment with colds. Not sure on the numbers. Hopefully the worst of it will be over soon.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Well it finally stopped raining outside! It's supposed to be cloudy and chilly today. I hope we get some nice weather before winter. I also heard we may get an El Nino winter?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Omaha...Until I Get Back To Wisconsin!
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yeah that has been the talk all year about the lack of severe weather (hurricanes/tornados) this summer and the odd weather being because of El Nino...

I don't think I have ever heard about El Nino until talks of Global Warming came around...does anyone remember it before then?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Oh, yeah, El Nino has been around for awhile, I remember Tom Skilling of WGN fame talking about it and that was before Global Warming became a hot topic.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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Last year was a bear of a winter in Northern Il. I think we got more snow than Wi. and there were more than a couple days of subzero.
This summer was also unusually cool. Very few swimming pool days. Had the air on for maybe 5 days all summer.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I've used my central air 3 times in the 2 years I've been here, glad I have it, but probably not a major necessity.

I keep saying I'm looking for a "normal" winter. When I moved here, Sept. '07, people would tell me, winters aren't bad here at all, maybe 40" of snow, temps not bad.

Well, both winters we had close to 90" of snow and some really cold temps! Normal would be good!
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Well it got sunny yesterday after I wrote that, now it's sunny today. Both days were supposed to be cloudy and chilly. I'll take all the sun I can get!

Yes El Nino has been around for a while. I believe the last time or so I remember was early 2000's and like 1996 for El Nino winters?
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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From what I understand, and I could be wrong, NW Wi. has been in a drought for a long, long time. Sounds like they need the rain. Right?
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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We've been in a drought for the last ten years, maybe even longer.

I know all our small lakes are down anywhere from two to three feet. The small swampy ponds/wet lands we had around here have been completely dry for a long time. We need all the rain we can get. But I heard somewhere that rain has very little effect on bringing up our water table, only snow does.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Being a weather hound, the pattern lately (actually for a long time) shows storms coming across but missing a great deal of the NW corner. Snow last year wasn't that great for the corner either.

I know Kate has been posting on here they thought they'd see more snow over in Ashland then they have. She moved around the same time I did, I guess I took their snow and she can have it back!
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