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Signs of spring! (Bring it ON!)
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Spartan-1
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

Did the inland lakes freeze up yet??? With all this cold weather I'd like to get some late season ice fishing in!!! Man this new snow has been great... makes up for the hot Dec. and Jan.

Can't wait till next winter already... just 6 short months and we will be plowing, snowmobiling, and shoveling AGAIN!!!

GO SPARTANS!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Grin and bear it. Reply with quote

Grin and bear it. I used my grill to burn meat for Easter. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Signs of spring gone. Reply with quote

Signs of spring are gone lately due to the cold & snow. Sand Bay had become totally free of ice and the waves were lapping on the shore. Now look at it. Picture is not a fake!

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1586
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject: wow Reply with quote

What a change !!

We have been getting some cold weather after the 80's and 90 one day ...

we can use our fireplace again .. we did all last weekend ....
it was 51 today ..I know that does not seem cold but it is for here and we got down to the 30's ....

I would hate to think in 6 months you will be in snow again ..
not me never ..I hope ....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I dreaming or are we really supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow down here tomorrow??? I'm getting sick of this!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes its true. Read it and weep. Just another chapter in a never ending **** story.

NOAA never lies

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?CityName=Blanchard&state=MI&site=GRR
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Sick of snow Reply with quote

Brad: There is no such thing as bad weather...just bad clothes. It's beautiful. C'mon....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amen John....any day above ground is a good one; some just better than others. I just can't see my golf ball in the snow!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: Sick of snow Reply with quote

John Elmer Engel wrote:
Brad: There is no such thing as bad weather...just bad clothes. It's beautiful. C'mon....


"I'm... dreaming... of a white christmas..."

Whoops...Isn't this April? Green grass, flowers popping up, birds singing? Bad sledding amongst the daffodils?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowing here-again. When will it be over? Confused They say we will not get any accumulation, but it sure has added up in the last hour. Tonight rain and then again tomorrow we are suppose to get more snow. All my flowers are buried. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: April Showers Reply with quote

Brown this am, White this afternoon. Blizzard in Bay City as I type.

We've all heard of "Indian Summer". Does this weather fall under the title of "Indian Winter"?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you all get rid of that white stuff we will return to the island. As of now we're still enjoying the warmth of Florida....87 today at 3 p.m.. Have a nice day everyone and stay warm.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

islandnana wrote:
Have a nice day everyone and stay warm.

You have a swell day too... and don't get a sunburn #Mad (joking of course)
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Todaysís translated weather report: From the National Weather Service.

This morning through this afternoon: Profoundly nauseating coming from the east, changing to disgusting by midnight with mixed periods of intolerable.

Tomorrow: Continued periods of disgusting, nauseating and crappy eventually changing to incredibly sucky later in the day.

The weekend: Continued 50% sucky , 50% crappy, and 70% chance of intermittent suicidal through Saturday midnight, gradually changing to moderately intolerable by Sunday.

The week ahead: The rude and obscene front will pass through bringing unseasonably depressing but intermittently acceptable by comparison, for the next several days.

Long term forecast: Continue hiding in your basement until advised all clear.

Advisory: DO NOT (repeat) DO NOT attempt to look out your window. Doing so will cause irrepairable brain damage including dizziness, vomiting, memory and hair loss.

From the N.W.S., Have a nice day.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Islandnana, I AM JEALOUS! Razz Conis, love your weather report.... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Advisory: DO NOT (repeat) DO NOT attempt to look out your window. Doing so will cause irrepairable brain damage including dizziness, vomiting, memory and hair loss.


You forgot uncontrollable sobbing! Hair loss will come from tearing it out! Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al's Sister wrote:

You forgot uncontrollable sobbing! Hair loss will come from tearing it out! Sad
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I didn't want to get too graphic!!! People will will look at me and think I live in Michigan or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:18 am    Post subject: weather Reply with quote

I am having such a fun time reading all of these posts ...

We had some cold weather too and even snow ..in the city...ft.worth got 3 inches .. one day this past winter it snowed and my grandson went out and made a snow ball and I put it in the frezzer to save for him ... so he now wants me to get it out now and again so he can feel it ..

yes we did get a diffrent winter this year but nothing for me to complain about ... I love the chilly days and the rain ..

We just had another storm .. the ole timmers said we would have one more ... so guess this is it ???

Its all so not like the cold I have lived in so there is not really much to say about it .. except we could use the fireplace which I love !!

I do wish for all of you the weather acts like it should at this time of year so all of you can start your warm season ..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Spring Snow Storm #2 Reply with quote

It seems that every year there is at least one spring snow storm. This year has brought two of them so far. I wonder if it is natures way of balancing out the warm beginning of winter? I suppose looking at average temperatures for the entire season, the statistics people will say that it was normal.

Here is a spring snow storm picture that was taken out my window. I'm sorry that the view is so impaired by the trees.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1594
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a redwing black bird all puffed up in the tree? Poor chump.

Looking out my window this morning, watching the robins and other spring insect eating birds scrounging in 10" of snow for whatever they can scratch up.

Toughing it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been reading old letters my Mom put in a book for us.. One mentioned a Spring snow on April 24th.. I've seen snow in the beginning of May! Not holding my breathe for Spring any longer.. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall blizzards in end of April. Not all that unusual. In fact, when we hit the 70's... that a good indicator of what will follow. COLD-SNOW

In Michigan, Spring doesn't come until MAY.I also remember, that cold summer in the 80's, we had a killing frost on June 13 and another on August 4th. Kind of put a damper on the sweet corn, ya think?

What about the cherry blossoms? Trashed? Around here we have (had) a lot of trees budding and starting to blossom. The week of 70+ put everything in turbo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, that is a great picture of the freighter anchored in Sand Bay. I think you should see about making some 8 x 10 or larger prints. I would definitely buy one and frame it. I am serious.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet cherries will be iffy.. Luckily the buds were just barely starting so that may protect them for a while.. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this will really screw up the apple trees, especially mid-state south.

We had a cold snap last year, no acorns, beech nuts... zippo.

We have had a week plus of 17-22 degree nighttime lows. I would call that a little more than a frost?

Things supposed to improve over the weekend, back in 50-60 range by next week. Lets hope.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Trees and cold weather Reply with quote

Listened to a "Master Gardener" program the other day here in Iowa - We've kinda had the same weather pattern - Got real warm and then we froze our a$$ off lately - They said that on fruit trees the early buds are for the leaves and they can freeze and come back and still leaf out - it's the later ones that get you, when the blossoms are starting to bud out - those won't probably make it -
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