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Jan 2, 2014 7:43 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives.

Please join us and tell us about the weather where you live!

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Photo taken Feb 2013 at Dawes Arboretum. Red and gold are the blooms of witch hazels. Sorry this is blurry - it was taken with an iPod. Whistling

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Weather In Your Garden - Falling into Winter 2013
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Jan 2, 2014 8:00 AM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thumb of 2014-01-02/profesora/1ab9a7 I just took this photo from my front door.
Now I am settling down with a cup of hot tea and my IPad.
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Jan 2, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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I have a very similar view this morning!
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Jan 2, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Very nice photos, thank you. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 2, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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It just started snowing. It is beautiful. I am glad I am not driving anywhere today.
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Jan 2, 2014 8:56 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Steady drizzle here but not quite as grey as yesterday.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jan 2, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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My daughter shoveled all the snow last night around 8pm and this morning you cannot even tell that she shoveled. We must have at least 6 inches now and it is still snowing. Staying indoors again today. I am sure the roads are bad for driving.
Lighthouse Gardens
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Jan 2, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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The Christmas/New Year's Holiday has been anything but normal here in the mountains of central Vermont. We are used to snow but the past several weeks have brought us ice storms, rain, and sub zero temps, knocking out thousands of northern Vermonters electricity for days.When ice forms on tree limbs, the weight of the ice brings down power lines. Driving has been hazardous on highways and backroads.

We have fared better in Central VT, thank goodness, but driving anywhere requires vigilance. With this current storm, it won't be the snow that is a problem but the low temps. Here is our current weather forecast for the next several days. I dream of Spring, and hope that my preparations for Winter have safely protected my 'babies' (daylilies) from this unusual weather pattern. All those 'wooly caterpillars' I saw last Fall predicted correctly this deep freeze. The coldest December in years for Vermonters!

Weather Forcast

"Our central and southern counties will get the brunt of this storm, ending up with 6-12" of this powdery snow.

It will also be dangerously cold for the next couple of days. Low temperatures and brisk, north winds will bring the wind chills into the 20s & 30s BELOW ZERO. Cover all exposed flesh to avoid frostbite. And keep the pets inside!" Blinking
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Jan 2, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Blinking Blinking Blinking , indeed! Sad
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Jan 2, 2014 10:13 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Alex, that sounds very nasty! Thumbs down

Gray skies here may get snow or rain, 34 degrees, very strange weather pattern for us the past month, it has been warmer and a lot grayer, which is probably why it's been warmer, and I sure do miss the sunshine. Sad
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Jan 2, 2014 10:17 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Margaret, it is warmer there than here. We are at 25 at 10:15am, headed for 44. Warming up for Friday and Saturday (64 expected Sat.), then looks like a chilly forecast the next four days.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 2, 2014 10:22 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Debra, that is weird, that's very cold for you. Shrug!
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Jan 2, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Too much snow all over the place. Plus with the snow we are getting really cold temps and it should get even colder. Expected to be about zero overnight Friday night into Saturday morning and honestly, that just does not happen here on Long Island. So it is quite the cold spell.

As to the snow, there is a dusting on the ground. Maybe about an inch. Now we have a break, not snowing. Then they say snow showers possible this afternoon but then the real snow is coming by 6 PM. Going to snow heavily and be cold all night over night and snow should stop by noon or so on Friday.

They might change this as this forecast has been changing for days with the show totals going up and up. Long Island is under a blizzard watch with snow total of 10 to 12 inches expected. Weather guys are saying this storm still developing so things could change. Which means snow totals still could go up. Grumbling Crying
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Jan 2, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Didn't get much snow but it is pretty. We are expecting an artic blast this weekend Blinking . Hot cocoa time! Big Grin
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Jan 2, 2014 11:45 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Theresa, that looks so pretty there.

I went outside and made sure the birds got a second helping of seeds because they were about finished with this mornings. Then I filled up the suet feeder and swept my porch steps and walkway. Now nothing to do but to sit inside and wait for the snow to arrive.
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Jan 2, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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We only got up to 39 yesterday, but with almost no wind, and beautiful blue skies, it felt a lot warmer. It's overcast and cold today, but I'm hoping that it warms up and the clouds clear off. I have to drive to town to get a pitch fork so that Mark can get the blackberry bushes that he has cut into the back of the truck. So, I'm thankful that it's not raining!
Natalie
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Jan 2, 2014 12:44 PM CST
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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Time to change out of sweats - the thermometer says 80 plus but as you can see it's sitting in full on sun & it's always hotter there! Another beautiful day here in Zone 9b, unseasonably warm, even for so Cal!
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Jan 2, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I wish I was at your house! Hilarious!
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Jan 2, 2014 1:03 PM CST
Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Region: Vermont Garden Ideas: Level 1 Dog Lover Birds Vegetable Grower
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Rita,

I, too filled up my bird feeder again. The Blue Jays are monopolizing the feeder, not allowing the little Snow Birds (Chickadees) to even get close. They are ravenous. I have a large suet feeder which I always keep filled. Our butcher here is wonderful. He makes bags of it after he cuts the fat off the meat, and anyone can pick up a package of suet for FREE. We love our birds here in the mountains, and care about there well being, as we do about our pets.

As for the snow, it has been snowing since 7:30am here in the mountains. It's a light snow but has already accumulated several inches. The bulk of the snow will arrive as the southern storm joins the northern storm coming across the Great Lakes this evening. The temps will plummet, and will bring in those bitter cold north winds. Hence it will become a noreaster. The temperature right now is registering at -3 below zero. Let's hope the power does not go out in the next several days. That will keep me awake all night, as I do not have a backup generator. With global warming, and weather patterns changing dramatically, a generator is on my list for installation next summer.
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Jan 2, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Too cold at your house Alex!

Dreary here now but not snowing. Should start up again around 6 PM and just keep right on going all night into tomorrow.

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