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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2021, 01:11:21 AM »
Thot I would add another post here as it has been quiet for a while. We did get rain in southern MN and it seemed great but wasn't many inches and guess we are still in a drouth. The rains did come in time to save some of the crops as they were getting pretty droopy.

It was a gorgeous day today and made the fair goers happy around the state. Such very hot weather this summer and hope that it continues to be more changeable. The humidity can be so bad here and always has been bad off and on in MN summers. Sweet corn is being sold on the street corners now and I would love some but my new diagnosis of Ecocrine pancreatic insufficiency is really acting up lately and corn is sure out of the question.

I have been packing and my daughter in law comes once a week and spends hours helping with some of the issues. Thank goodness for her as she is so strong and can get stuff done that I can't. She is a nurse and takes some of the better items I am getting rid of to work and the girls on staff have it spoken for before the day is over. I like being able to get things to those girls as many are out on their own and may have a child and money is very tight for them.

This is the third time I have moved since hubby passed away and probably be the last unless I end up in a nursing home. It is really a stressful this to move at any age but when one is on the  downhill side of 70 it is really hard. I find I am having a much easier time throwing things. One of the receptionists at my doctors says she ends up moving about every year and she said that she takes pretty much what she can get in here car. I assume she isn't counting some furniture. Oh, to be able to travel that light.  Take care all of you and have a good summer. Almost time for moms to buy school clothes!!! meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2021, 08:06:19 PM »
We've had wild weather here in the Canadian Prairies.  Weeks of dry, extremely hot temperatures.  Then things turn around, to very cold temperatures.  And the wind!  Boy, it's something else.

We are surrounded by wildfires too, especially to the west.  Smoke has been bad, creating poor air quality. Not good for my poor dry eyes, I'll tell you.  It's far worse right in the wildfire zones though, so we are comparatively lucky.

The grass is very crunchy right now.  No sign of rain for the near future, I'm afraid.  Time to water.
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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2021, 08:33:23 PM »
My heart goes out to you folks in Canada where there are wild fires. We, in MN are getting a lot of smoky air with cloudy skies and strange sunsets. WE are dry here also and may have more fires as the season goes on. Where I moved to more north and east in the state it is really dry. My son has around 5 acres and his lawn is all brown and it looks like it should be almost winter only it is "crunchy" for sure.

Where I moved from more south central they are very dry also but have had intermittent rain fall that has been just enough to save the crops so far but dig down a little and the ground is dry as a bone. Such strange weather and it isn't over yet they say.  As a Minnesotan I have to admit that I would not be at all surprised if we had a really cold, windy and very snowy winter cause that often happens after these hot summers. WE live with what we get and have to adapt. WE have no choice. Take care all and stay positive cause the stress isn't good for us. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2021, 10:00:03 PM »
Well, I am back. The weather continues to be of great importance this year, doesn't it. In area North and West of the cities in Minnesota where I live now, the "cities" in MN means the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, the weather was quite hot for some time in August and is now just gorgeous. We seem to have blue skies and sunny days with a good breeze and temps in the 70's-low 80' s and sometimes in higher 60's. Just gorgeous plus it has rained some. WE have had several days with rain but it has been the rains that come in spurts and will downpour for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour and then rain a little here and there during the day. Even had some good thunder storms a couple of nights

South of us about 50 miles I heard that they had 7 inches 2 different times over a couple days. Very uneven and unpredicatable and too late to do much for the farmers. It probably did help some of the later garden crops. I have been reading some of the Farmers Almanac winter weather reports and to sounds like we could have some very cold spells in some parts of the country. I don't know if they predicted snow but it did say that the west would remain dry which is not what we wanted to hear.

I hope that yo folks are all having acceptable weather. WE have to take what we get but we always like to talk about it. Good luck. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2021, 06:13:57 AM »
We've just entered what seems to be instant autumn! From daily temps in the 28-38C range (82-100) to 15-19C (59-66) overnight, with a couple of rainstorms as whatever tropical storm/hurricane is current winding down over us dropping anywhere up to 150 mm (6 inches) of rain and being a coastal city with the highest tides in the world, some flooding. Today is a beautiful, bright, but so far (at 9 AM) a bit chilly. Night time temps are notably lower, making sleep so much easier! No frost or freezing right here yet, but there has been some in the north of our small province about 370 KM  (230 miles) away.
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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2021, 08:03:42 PM »
Well, it is September 20 and today we got a very good rain. It was a straight downpour that was good enough to cause a lot of rain to go down the storm sewers. We have had those few 15 minute rains that settled the dust and then last week a good couple of hours of rain that came with lots of wind and a couple of tornados in central Minnesota. This rain was one of the old fashioned soakers that was more calm and made the air smell good. At least it is raining. Lots of bad crops in our state but at least we know that it can still rain. So many places have had none to very small amounts. Reminiscent of many decades ago isn't it. Hope you all get some moisture----except if you have had too much in which case it is time for it to stop. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2021, 11:07:01 PM »
Here it is the middle of October and I am still getting up to pretty much the same weather I did most of the summer. The runner days and blue skies still prevail but it is much cooler. Very few days with rain but it is quite windy every day.

I can't remember ever a year like this where we had consistent weather like this year. We have not had snow yet and when there was the snow storm in the Dakotas a week or so ago we had some dark clouds and wind go over really fast that evening. Just amazed that we did not get snow. We had some slight rain showers during the early morning but that was it.

My fear is that this is till Minnesota and we may not be able to hardly see the street from our living rooms when the snow hits. Oh well, it is what it is. Take care all. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2021, 05:24:36 PM »
Anybody had snow or nasty winter weather yet? meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2021, 04:51:35 PM »
We are slated for snow next week.  In the meantime it dropped from the 70's to the high 30's today and the temp will start moving up again tomorrow and then crash next week.

We get all the smoke from the forest fires and now we are the ones who have the forest fire and lost a pilot drying to drop fire retardant on it.  I am afraid for what is coming.

Scorpions have killed 3 in Egypt and sent hundreds to the hospital because of their weird weather.

Stay safe!
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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2021, 10:21:08 PM »
We had a few flakes a couple of weeks ago but it got so nice again with beautiful sunshine, etc. The past 3 -4 days have been cloudy, damp and windy and makes us think it is going to get really nasty. Today I had to drive out of town to a doctor(again) and between going into the office and coming out the wind really came up. It was around 40 degrees with sun off and on and after lunch the dark clouds and bad wind came up. If it had snowed we would have been in drifts quite fast.

It did snow just a bit and the wind made to rather hard tp drove but never did get the nasty weather we all expected. I thought I would freeze to death coming out of the grocery store as the cold wind was terrible. Been so long since I have been in really, really bad wind that it makes me wonder just what kind of a winter we will get. Bought some heavy pants and shirt cause it gets cold in my apartment on the 4th floor. Take care and stay warm. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2021, 10:12:31 PM »
Well, there might be more chance of people responding to this post as the weather has certainly changed nation wide. I was sidetracked with some health issues and forgot to keep track of the weather. However, I do remember Thanksgiving and it was all that cold then. It has since turned cold, some days windy and this past week we have snow that is staying. The coldest was close to zero here northwest of the twin cities in Minnesota. It was around 18 above to day and the past 2 days it has snowed 2 inches each day. I think it was on Monday night that it snowed around 12 to 15 inches around Duluth and some of the areas west of there. They got some significant snow around the area north of the the twin cities. Twin cities refers to the Minneapolis/St.Paul area.

I live on the 4th floor of my independent senior living but I missed the snow as it snowed during the night both times. I am guessing that winter is here to stay as I watch a You tube family in Alaska and this past 3 days or so it was so cold. One day it was down to 42 below zero and today it was up in the 20's. They have had some very unusual cold the past 3 weeks or so and it started off there winter with a bang. There fuel cost was astronomical and they also used up a lot of wood so they are thinking it is going to be a hard long winter. That has to be some of what has fueled the cold weather down in the lower 48.

Be interested to hear what other folks are experiencing these days. It occurred to me today that there should be some interesting books coming out down the pike. There will be some industrious individuals who will journal these past couple of years with covid and all the many trials and tribulations our families and society has gone through. Good luck to them as they will have to suffer thru wrapping their head around all the misery and experiences and documenting it. It does need to be documented at least for the historical value. The politicians of all persuasions can do the humongous books on all the other stuff that has happened here and abroad to contribute or cause these eventful years. Eventful was the nicest word I could think of at the time. We have to endure what has been laid upon us but we don't have to like it. meirish :o

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2021, 11:29:14 AM »
Dec 11

Snow?  What is that?  I live near Denver, CO and we have had one day when it spit snow where I live.  Denver had no snow in November!

But if you have lots of money who cares?  You can bring in snow for that special day.  You can let South Africa be locked up so no vaccines can get in and no one can get out.  No one can get in.  No doctors, no medical supplies.





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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2021, 10:17:59 PM »
Well, another storm passed through MN portals and this one dumped about 15 to 20 inches in the middle of the state. Son south of cities said they had about 8-10 inches and that the wind came up during the night. Where I live we had about 4 inches and it was beautiful out today but cold and windy as usual.

I just document often here as it is kind of interesting to look back and see what weather was had in the past in different areas. Take care all. meirish

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Re: Let's talk weather 2021
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2022, 07:55:21 PM »
Wow, I guess the old winter weather has come for sure. It has been 20 below zero where I live and had a few days with snow. Warmed up and sunny a couple of days in the past week and so beautiful. I looked at the sunny day and looked away and looked again 3 minutes later and the sun was gone and clouds were moving in. We are to have more below zero weather and snow. This could be a long winter that is for sure.

With all these snow events it is seeming to send warmer temps and thunder storms to the south which is not good. Hate to see so much suffering from the weather. Take care all and stay safe and warm. meirish