Oh how I miss the snow....Long Island East Ender. I am surely the minority but this has been a DULL winter!
I live 300 miles from the Mexican border and have 2 feet of snow in my yard. There is a 5 foot drift blocking one of my roads. I would love to share the snow with all of you!
I'm in Southern Illinois- typically, it's in the 20s and we've usually had a bit of snow already. I can't complain about this year- it's been steady in the 40s and 50s with sunshine.
very strange weather here in SD too. has been mostly 50-60 so far this winter, and we are used to minus 20, and minus 30 this time of the year, but i guess its starting to change back to normal this evening a bit. posted this 1-10-2012.
I just got back from Germany and their weather has been unusually warm there, too. Didn't need my jacket, a sweater was enough most of the time. There were even geraniums blooming in some of the outdoor flower boxes in the villages!
Don't forget if we don't get a hard freeze at least 6-8 inches (or more) of the ground we are going to have a very"BUG"GY 2012--I don't relish insect bites. And I love cold and snow--bring it on Old Man Winter!
Still no snow in NH. I don't mind mild weather as it's preferable to an ice storm and keeps oil bills low. Plus, we can make snow on the ski mountains if we have to, but I definitely hope we'll get more precipitation over the winter season as it's good for the gardens come spring! Thanks for the great post, Evelyn, as always.
Do you think the earthqaukes under the ocean releasing hot gases could have much more of an affect than we think.
I think they do, but not in this case. There is a correlation between seismic activities in the East Pacific Rise and warm El Niños, not cool La Niñas. The area between the South Pacific tectonic plate and the Nazca plate off South America is a huge volcano field. When these volcanoes are going off, our instruments read the accompanying earthquakes.