Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

The forecasters in this area are almost never right. I feel sorry for them, they come accross as idiots every time they're wrong.  They had everyone scrambling for snow like we've never seen here, nearly a foot in some areas.  My father-in-law said there was a run on Costco with folks racing to stock up for the long haul.  What those people failed to realize, is that that forecast lasted through last night, and through this morning, but by noon it was clear that the weather was going to remain far too warm for that to happen.  So instead we have had an inch or so of rain and heavy winds.  A typical fall/winter storm for our area.  And you guessed it, the temp in my hoop cover is 37 degrees.

Now they're forecasting Monday and Tuesday to drop into the 20s.  Will they eat their hats again?  We'll see.  My pipes are wrapped, the hose is off to the garden, I'm set either way.

How about you?  How's your weather holding?


  1. In Chicago we had a wind chill of 1 above 0. I'm looking forward to a little bit of snow to warm things up some.

  2. After all the snow we's supposed to warm up significantly next week. Regardless, I'm pulling everything this weekend.....sigh.


  3. Thursday we had a high of 73F, but it cooled off yesterday and we're heading for a week of temps in the high 50s. We haven't had a freeze yet, but have been as low as 34F. Wind is from the south today, so just it's good clothes drying weather. I won't brag about my container garden, because there is nothing to brag about :-(


  4. Our nights are freezing temps, but day time seems to stay in the 40-50 range. I can't complain about that. I'd love to show the kids some snow, however. Maybe we'll have one day of snow this year.

  5. We are seeming to have a much colder winter so far this year. Usually, we haven't had any freezes by mid-December. Most of our really cold weather comes in January and February. But this year, it is so much colder than normal for us. If it continues at this rate, I'll definitely have to do something more semi-permanent (like your hoop covers) for my garden.