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Old 10-23-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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You don't want that to happen.

One year, up in Western South Dakota, we had an Indian Summer in February. Got real warm and stayed there. All the trees budded out and started leafing out. Then the cold hit again. Kind of stunted everything and they were afraid to come out again. So we went into almost July, hot, couldn't find any shade.
My neighbor's tree is the only one I've seen here that has had that happened. So I'm not too concerned right now.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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We've been in the upper 40s/low 50s at night here. Pretty much normal for this time of the year. Yesterday was pretty cool, it only got above 56 or so. Today was around 65 I believe. I love this weather. Pleasant days and cool nights; best weather in the world.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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The weather patterns are very messed up. I think it is because of the developing La Nina in the Pacific. This has held much of the colder air further to the north in Canada. The Upper Midwest and interior Northeast have been especially warm relative to average for a very long time. However, the computer models indicate that temperatures will gradually trend toward normal over the next week or two in areas of the Upper Midwest and northeast.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: IN
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We are tying the all time record for the most consecutive days without a hard freeze. They consider a hard freeze to be a temp just below 30 (27 maybe?)that remains for 4 or more consecutive hours. The way our long range forecast looks, we will be breaking that record.

My flowers are pretty droopy and a lot of our trees have lost their leaves, but it's just unbelievable how many trees still have leaves on them and that the grass is still green and our flowers aren't totally gone. If this is what global warming is supposed to be~I'LL TAKE IT!
I think the National Weather Service has low temperatures of around 28F for Saturday night in areas of eastern South Dakota. That does not sound that cold to me
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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You Know You're In Alaska When...

. . .you know which leaves make good toilet paper.

. . .the mayor greets you on the street by your first name.

. . .there is only one shopping plaza in town.

. . .the municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.

. . .the major parish fundraiser isn't bingo - its sausage making.

. . .you find -60c a might chilly.

. . .the trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.

. . .you attended a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewels and your Sorrels.

. . .you can play road hockey on ice skates.

. . .shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout.

. . .you know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

You Know You're In Alaska When...

. . .when it warms up to -35 degrees(Fahrenheit) and you go out in your shirt sleeves to wash you car.

. . .when you drive for a mile on square tires on a -65 morning before they eventually become normal.

. . .when you have to put your sun visor down at 3:00 a.m.

. . .all of your relatives refer to you as that crazy person that lives up there.

. . .your kids think that you have to get on a airplane to go on vacation.

. . .freezing, 32 degrees(Fahrenheit), is warm enough to wash your car.

. . .you only own four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.

. . .you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.

. . .the mosquitoes have landing lights.

. . .you have more miles on you snowblower than your car.

. . .you have 10 favorite recipes for moose meat.

. . .you've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.

. . .driving is better in the winter because the potholes get filled with snow.

. . .you think sexy lingerie is fleece socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.

. . .you owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.

. . .at least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.

. . .the most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.

. . .your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.

. . .you think the start of moose season is a national holiday.

. . .you frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck.

. . .you take off your shirt and your arms are as pale as your legs all the way to your wrists.

. . .you know that the term "Break Up" has more to do with the weather than personal relationships.

. . .your monthly phone bill is larger than your house payment.

. . .there is a bottle of Avon's Skin-So-Soft in your tackle box.

. . .you don't know anyone who doesn't own a 4-wheeler.

. . .you have ever taken a trip "outside" and tried to cash a traveler's check, drawn on an Alaskan bank, and the cashier asked you the current exchange rate in Alaska.

. . .you have ever washed your car while there was still snow on the ground.

. . .you have ever power washed your car by parking driver's side into the rain in the morning, and passenger side into the rain in the afternoon. (a Dutch Harbor thing)

. . .you have tennis elbow but have never played tennis, just snagged a lot of salmon.

. . .you know a honey bucket is really a bucket, but it's not really full of honey. (If you don't know, don't ask)

. . .you know that the Rat Net is not a rodent catching device.

. . .you know the Naknek twitch is an illegal fishing technique, not a spasmodic muscle in your neck.

. . .you travel for two days to get outside but none of your family members will travel more than two minutes to visit you.

. . .you learned to swim indoors.

. . .you leave your Christmas lights up, year round, because as soon as it gets warm enough to take them down it starts getting dark enough to put them up again.

. . .your bedroom windows are covered in aluminum foil.

. . .you had waffle soles put on your cowboy boots.

. . .your monthly veterinarian bill is more than your own medical bill.

. . .you know that a "handi-man-jack" is a device designed to lift a car to change a flat, not a guy named Jack that comes around your house on Saturdays to repair minor problems.

. . .you know a "white out" has to do with winter conditions not correcting fluid for typos.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Jammie- here in Connecticut. We had two nights last week at 33 overnight-
last three days have been 80, 81 and today 75-

I am a zone 6/7 here (lowest temperature expected each winter around 0)
I have a Giant Sequoia, Leland Cypress and two windmill palms!
Windmills palms????? I'm a palm tree addict. Maybe it's because we have no palms in our area, but I just love those trees.

We're having absolutely beautiful weather here now yet. It must've hit around 70 yesterday because I checked at 5pm and it was 69. Today and tomorrow are also supposed to be in that area. We're not breaking any record temps, but this is still very nice for being the end of Oct.

Plains, you like a lot cooler temps then I do. I like the HOT weather. The main problem that we have is our windchills. Our winds often blow 20 to 30 mphs and it just makes it feel so much colder. But you're right~for this time of year the 20s in the a.m. are nothing to complain about.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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It's 67 and sunny right now, if it wasn't for the 20mph north wind this would be my definition of a perfect day. The dew point is even 32 right now.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany previous in AZ, CA, AL, NJ,
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skytrekker, interesting fall contrasts in your area, many colors this year? Cypress and windmill palms in CT, do you have a tall greenhouse?

Sidebar note, Tolland County got my attention, because my maternal ancestors settled in your county (in Bolton) somewhere around the 1660s. I've visited there looking for traces of them in cemeteries and historical records.
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