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Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:47 am

Never let it go unstated - 'if you don't like the weather conditions in the middle of the heartland, just wait 10 minutes'; it's been rather complex this weekend and this image is just an example of the insanity.  White out/blizzard conditions midway over though KS - I70 is closed to due blowing snow & reduced visibility - power outages galore; heavy wet snow on top of trees leafed out and now broken branches bringing power lines down - snapping large trees in halve!

My area is dealing with storm water run off and that's causing flooding into my basement - creeks/ponds/lakes are over flowing and we are soggy moldy mushroom growing habitat for sure!  Spent every 2 - 3 hour rotation monitoring my basement water seepage and stayed ahead of that potential problem for water heater & furnace.  But golly it's chilly, I've had to turn my furnace back on it's only 45º and that's not standing in that cold blowing wind!  No
Soooooo, how's your weather doing - normal or abby-normal??? 
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Post by Sassy on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:53 am

Oh my, ours is quite stable and pleasant in comparison, can even walk out the door in a T shirt. Has to be said, yours is never boring! I think they should make one of those survival programmes in the Heartland. You'd get people going thinking it was a doddle and getting a very nasty surprise!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Sassy wrote:Oh my, ours is quite stable and pleasant in comparison, can even walk out the door in a T shirt.   Has to be said, yours is never boring!   I think they should make one of those survival programmes in the Heartland.   You'd get people going thinking it was a doddle and getting a very nasty surprise!

I'm not sure what Mother Nature, has against western KS, the panhandle of Oklahoma and that section of Texas; that was where those horrid high wind driven pasture wild fires raged across thousands of acres destroying every building/barn/fencing/tree/brush/killing thousands of head of livestock = scorched earth.  Now it's become a winter wonderland of blizzards and heavy wet snow fall with freezing temperature for the past 3 days.  Nothing like killing off the remaining bucket baby calves that were saved when they mommas burnt up or killing off those newborn calves being born daily; nothing to stop those harsh winds blowing 50mph across those barren acres!  Evil or Very Mad  
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Post by Sassy on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:06 pm

Those poor calves. In higher areas of the UK that used to happen to lambs. There would be a bit of warm weather, lambs would be born, then down would come the hail, sleet, snow and/or wind and the farmers would lose a high percentage of them. Many have now turned to having lambs born in barns and not letting them on the pasture until the worst weather is behind us. Now that works when you can say the worst weather is behind you, in your case one way or another, it never is.
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Wouldn't it behoove the RR to reschedule those trains???

Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Flooding in Neosho leads to train derailment
By: Corley Peel
NEOSHO, Mo. - According to the Newton County Emergency Management Director, the train cars derailed off of Highway 60. Officials say the cars are empty and no hazardous materials were released. First responders have made several water, residential and vehicle rescues today. A Kansas City Southern railroad crew also had to be rescued in the Lime Kiln area. Officials say more flooding is expected in Newton County overnight and those living in low lying areas should evacuate the area.
"We want everyone to stay as safe as they can, if you believe your residence is in a low lying area, evacuate if you can, if you're here you can't and you're trapped or stranded please dial 911 and let us know," says Newton County Emergency Management Director Charla Geller.
Geller says evacuations were also made at the Riverside and Grand Falls campgrounds along Shoal Creek.
http://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/flooding-in-neosho-leads-to-train-derailment/311970261

This region has the lowest sections of rail lines in this part of the state bordering between KS & Missouri and those nit-wits didn't think ahead to re-route those scheduled runs???  Putting the lives of the train crews in danger and the massive cost to salvage those shipments from the flooded areas. 

Thank god that there weren't any hazardous chemicals loaded on that shipment!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Mon May 01, 2017 8:39 pm


17" of blowing snow - heavy wet and busting trees in many parts of western Ks - 90,000 residents & businesses out of power - I70 shut down from Salina, KS to the Colorado border - many people stranded along that highway!
Today we finally have sun shine but high winds and it's now nearly 50º - WHOOOOPIEEE
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Post by Sassy on Mon May 01, 2017 9:02 pm

OMG, I love that meme!!!! Stranded!!! Glad you weren't out in it.

Not too bad at all here today, took Dad out for a drive and some lunch, he was really tired when we got back but at least it got us all out for a bit.
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I should have bought a BURM HOME - really I should have!

Post by Aspca4ever on Thu May 18, 2017 10:30 pm


US National Weather Service Topeka Kansas
A few severe storms may develop along the warm front this afternoon (area noted in red), with more widespread severe weather expected later this afternoon and through the evening hours. These storms will be capable of Tornadoes (possibly strong), Large Hail, Damaging Winds and flash flooding. STAY WEATHER AWARE TODAY AND HAVE YOUR SEVERE WEATHER PLAN IN PLACE!
But, I've got my emergency supplies stocked in and down in the basement - 2 gallons of water - 2 gal of dry dog food - flashlights - med box - dog crate - steel toes boots - cell phone charged up and all of the extra parts to charge late if need be - emergency paper work - just wish I had my garage available to park my KIA in when the HAIL arrives!  UGHHH
Spent the day cleaning & filling hummer & oriole feeders - picking up 2 bundles of limbs from all of the high winds for days - mowed - chickens fed & watered - eggs gathered - power nap taken so I'm ready for the nightly chaos to begin!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Fri May 19, 2017 10:26 am

Well, it's 5:10am and I've been up doing what I can without electricity ...trying to keep the flood water seeping into my basement from getting into my water heater & furnace; this is such a real 'SUCKY' job and doubly so when the power goes off.  Flashlight & buckets up the stairs and dumped into my shower basin.  Power went off around midnight - just came back on at 4:45am.  Loads of lightening - high straight line winds - thunder - tree limbs down - HAIL/HAIL/HAIL AND MONSOON RAINS.
But I think all of the tornadoes were to the northwest of my area; hell it's hard to tell when the rain wrap hides them and it pitch black out there. 
My chicken neighbors were kind to come over and take my KIA into their huge green building - safe from the hail that was predicted.  My garage is still full of my kitchen rehab: cabinets/wood flooring/counter tops and carpet for the bedrooms & living room.  SOME DAY - some day!
More predictions for HAIL/MONSOON RAINS - high winds and flooding until late Saturday afternoon! 
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Post by Sassy on Sat May 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Do you ever feel like nature is out to get you? I honestly don't know how you cope Take care and hope it's changed for the better by now x
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sat May 20, 2017 11:27 pm

60° with a steady wind from the north - turned the AC off opened a couple of windows, closed them back up when I came in from doing chicken chores ...BRRRR! It was chilly!

Watched tornadoes on the ground moving past where my dear X-MIL lived and I prayed that she'd been helped into a shelter before the vortex blew by her apartment complex - I waited until the funnel cloud was sighted moving on northeast of her location and then I called her; she had NO IDEA - no weather warning alarm sirens had gone off - her NOAA radio system hadn't gone off - the reverse 911 call system hadn't contacted her - but while I was trying to talk to her all of those systems suddenly started going APE SHIT CRAZY!!! WOWSERS ...just 1hr too slow to save a life!

She was pretty upset, especially since she's less than 100' from the grade school where the tornado sirens are located.  She was watching something on Discovery Channel and not her local station ...I'm going to call her FIRST, from now on ...I sat here fretting about her for that entire hour and she was oblivious to the danger!  My area just had high winds/hail/lots of lightening and RAIN!!!  But it's supposed to be clear skies but cooler for the next 3 days.  GOOD THING, cause I've got a bad case of poison oak on both of my fore arms and my Ivy Dry Spray just isn't working too well - the burning/itching is driving me crazy!  GOOD THING I HAD MY GLOVES ON, or I'd probably have this rash on my face too!  Wiping sweat off of my forehead with the back of my gloves and shirt sleeves Wednesday ...thought I might have gotten into some BAD ASS IVY.  

Mold - algae - looks like the real land of 'OZ' around here.
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♪ ♫SUMMER TIME BLUES ♫ ♪ HOT'ER THAN HELL~~~

Post by Aspca4ever on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm

This has been our weekly forecast - add in the humidity of 80-90% and that increases the heat indices another 10º; all work being done outdoors are operating under the 'Heat Advisory' guidelines.  And heat stroke & dehydration is always a priority for the weak & elderly. 
It's HOT & SOGGY in the heartland. 


On a lighter note, here's some amusing images about these conditions >
    






 


So, how's the weather in your area???  Suspect
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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by victorismyhero on Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Aspca4ever wrote:Well, it's 5:10am and I've been up doing what I can without electricity ...trying to keep the flood water seeping into my basement from getting into my water heater & furnace; this is such a real 'SUCKY' job and doubly so when the power goes off.  Flashlight & buckets up the stairs and dumped into my shower basin.  Power went off around midnight - just came back on at 4:45am.  Loads of lightening - high straight line winds - thunder - tree limbs down - HAIL/HAIL/HAIL AND MONSOON RAINS.
But I think all of the tornadoes were to the northwest of my area; hell it's hard to tell when the rain wrap hides them and it pitch black out there. 
My chicken neighbors were kind to come over and take my KIA into their huge green building - safe from the hail that was predicted.  My garage is still full of my kitchen rehab: cabinets/wood flooring/counter tops and carpet for the bedrooms & living room.  SOME DAY - some day!
More predictions for HAIL/MONSOON RAINS - high winds and flooding until late Saturday afternoon! 

Have you ever thought about getting that basement "tanked" ?

(waterproof concrete lining/bitumin coating/more waterproof concrete) on base and sides to ground level


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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by Sassy on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:00 pm

Aspca4ever wrote:This has been our weekly forecast - add in the humidity of 80-90% and that increases the heat indices another 10º; all work being done outdoors are operating under the 'Heat Advisory' guidelines.  And heat stroke & dehydration is always a priority for the weak & elderly. 
It's HOT & SOGGY in the heartland. 


On a lighter note, here's some amusing images about these conditions >
    






 


So, how's the weather in your area???  Suspect


Jeez woman, living in Kansas is a permanent fight for survival!
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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by Aspca4ever on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:00 pm

Well, far be it for me to Whine Obsessively about the extreme weather I survive here in the heartland of America ...but after a full 9 days of triple digits 102º - 110º with humidity in the 80%. 
We have some humorous minds that post these meme's up on FB >
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Post by Sassy on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:06 pm

lol! lol! lol! lol! Laughing!


That's what I call laughing in the face of adversity!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:33 pm

Not that 'I' would WHINE ABOUT MY WEATHER ...oh, nooo parish the thought No  
But we've had some hot days and no rainfall for nearly a month now and it's dry.  So the heat crept back up into triple digits and the weather man said 'chances of rain for Thursday evening right into Friday night and sunny on Saturday! 
But I still needed to water my large flower containers and it was time to soak my Knock-Out-Roses' again.  So I started on that chore on Monday; did what little I could {limited body mobility due to a 'lump removal'} ...did a little each day and got that job finished up. 
No rain on Thursday - No rain on Friday, just a wee little sprinkle.  But today - Oh LORDY - LORDY ...thunder/lightening/winds and periods of heavy rain!
I suppose being 'close' is as good as it has to be for the Meteorologist Job!  Suspect

But I did notice that my street side row of 'Knock-Out-Roses' have bag worms on them; DANG IT ...my neighbors huge Walnut trees have web-worms & bag worms both and those huge 50' tall trees don't ever get any attention for spray.  I've read up on what's best to do; plucking those web-worms funnels off and stepping on them/bagging them up and spraying them or pouring  gas on them in a can ...since any 7 Dust Powder wouldn't penetrate that funnel cocoon.  DANG, first worm problem in my 12 years of having my numerous rose bushes. 

I got 5 more geranium {fall mum} plants: 2 white & 3 deep purple and got those planted and kept watered in well.  Hoping that they are hardy enough to keep coming back for a few years at least.  I sure miss those perennial Mums but we've messed around with their plant genetic make up and now they aren't a guaranteed perennial plant any longer. Crying or Very sad   
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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by Scrat. on Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:30 am

Philagain1 wrote:It's getting very Autumn.

...Last year we had an Indian summer and we had hot days up until October here in London!

I was saying to Doug earlier...i can't see us getting any more warm weather this year so time to put the other sides on the gazebo and zip it up. Sad

Autumn has arrived early, the forest leaves are already turning and there's loads of berries and fruit on the trees, I live very close to the river, a few hundred yards from the sea and it's been cold enough over the last few nights for me to light the wood burner, didn't do that till the end of October last year.

All the signs say we're in for a long cold winter, but you can never really tell.
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:02 pm

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Philagain1 wrote:It's getting very Autumn.

...Last year we had an Indian summer and we had hot days up until October here in London!

I was saying to Doug earlier...i can't see us getting any more warm weather this year so time to put the other sides on the gazebo and zip it up. Sad

Autumn has arrived early, the forest leaves are already turning and there's loads of berries and fruit on the trees, I live very close to the river, a few hundred yards from the sea and it's been cold enough over the last few nights for me to light the wood burner, didn't do that till the end of October last year.

All the signs say we're in for a long cold winter, but you can never really tell.

Leaves are just now starting to turn and some are falling from our trees; but that's mostly from the lack of surface moisture due to a lack of rain for a month. 
But we did have 2 mornings a couple of weeks ago when the temps dipped into the mid 30's for morning and the air had a real bite to it.  There's a 'wives tale' about the ban on a Monarch Butterfly woolly worm; if the brown ban is really wide than we'll have a very long cold winter ...if there's more black than brown it's going to be a real wet winter and that might be wet snow or rain'.  I've not found any 'Wolly Worms' yet, too early.

Gee, Scrat ...your place sounds mystical and lovely.  I love the sound of water, it's very soothing to my anxiety and stresses of the day.  Does all of that moisture add to the colder temps for you home and area in a negative way?  How long have you lived there?  
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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by Scrat. on Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:25 pm

Aspca4ever wrote:
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Philagain1 wrote:It's getting very Autumn.

...Last year we had an Indian summer and we had hot days up until October here in London!

I was saying to Doug earlier...i can't see us getting any more warm weather this year so time to put the other sides on the gazebo and zip it up. Sad

Autumn has arrived early, the forest leaves are already turning and there's loads of berries and fruit on the trees, I live very close to the river, a few hundred yards from the sea and it's been cold enough over the last few nights for me to light the wood burner, didn't do that till the end of October last year.

All the signs say we're in for a long cold winter, but you can never really tell.

Leaves are just now starting to turn and some are falling from our trees; but that's mostly from the lack of surface moisture due to a lack of rain for a month. 
But we did have 2 mornings a couple of weeks ago when the temps dipped into the mid 30's for morning and the air had a real bite to it.  There's a 'wives tale' about the ban on a Monarch Butterfly woolly worm; if the brown ban is really wide than we'll have a very long cold winter ...if there's more black than brown it's going to be a real wet winter and that might be wet snow or rain'.  I've not found any 'Wolly Worms' yet, too early.

Gee, Scrat ...your place sounds mystical and lovely.  I love the sound of water, it's very soothing to my anxiety and stresses of the day.  Does all of that moisture add to the colder temps for you home and area in a negative way?  How long have you lived there?  
There are many wives tales, I haven't seen any swallows for sometime, and we've already seen the arrival of Geese. All signs of a harsh winter, but I've also seen these signs prior to a mild winter, the weather here is mostly southwesterly, warm moist air, however when it comes from the northeast it can get very cold, -9c , I moved here when I returned from Africa in 2005, I am very fortunate to live on the south coast, and in the New Forest near the sea, it is truly beautiful.
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Re: Weather in your neck of the woods.

Post by Sassy on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:55 pm

Aspca4ever wrote:
Scrat. wrote:
Philagain1 wrote:It's getting very Autumn.

...Last year we had an Indian summer and we had hot days up until October here in London!

I was saying to Doug earlier...i can't see us getting any more warm weather this year so time to put the other sides on the gazebo and zip it up. Sad

Autumn has arrived early, the forest leaves are already turning and there's loads of berries and fruit on the trees, I live very close to the river, a few hundred yards from the sea and it's been cold enough over the last few nights for me to light the wood burner, didn't do that till the end of October last year.

All the signs say we're in for a long cold winter, but you can never really tell.

Leaves are just now starting to turn and some are falling from our trees; but that's mostly from the lack of surface moisture due to a lack of rain for a month. 
But we did have 2 mornings a couple of weeks ago when the temps dipped into the mid 30's for morning and the air had a real bite to it.  There's a 'wives tale' about the ban on a Monarch Butterfly woolly worm; if the brown ban is really wide than we'll have a very long cold winter ...if there's more black than brown it's going to be a real wet winter and that might be wet snow or rain'.  I've not found any 'Wolly Worms' yet, too early.

Gee, Scrat ...your place sounds mystical and lovely.  I love the sound of water, it's very soothing to my anxiety and stresses of the day.  Does all of that moisture add to the colder temps for you home and area in a negative way?  How long have you lived there?  


Been a gorgeous day here and the woods are alive with Jays collecting acorns. 99% of the trees are still green and the sea was gentle and Benny and my brother's dog had a wonderful time on the beach while Dad sat watching them playing. Couldn't have asked for better weather, although I'm sure it won't last.
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