Hello Canada? Keep your bleeping arctic blast!

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    Jan 07, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    If my palms die, you'll have some 'splainin to do! icon_razz.gif

    http://weather.chron.com/US/TX/Houston.html
  • inuman

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    Jan 07, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Go get'em snow, make'm feel the burn of icy cold airicon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 07, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    I always tell people our nukes are much more eco friendly icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 07, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    inuman saidMWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Go get'em snow, make'm feel the burn of icy cold airicon_twisted.gif
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    Hmph. Just you wait. I'm gonna send you all of our heat and humidity in August!!
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    Jan 07, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    ruck_us saidIf my palms die, you'll have some 'splainin to do! icon_razz.gif

    http://weather.chron.com/US/TX/Houston.html



    Now, ruck_us.....you know your palms are kept warm from your constant jac......um. what?


    OHHH! Those palms! icon_redface.gif

    Hehehe.
    Well, I can keep palm trees alive through the winter up here at the 38th Latitude by cutting them back to the root stump and putting a ton of mulch on top OR by digging up the stump and storing it indoors without much water until spring.

    Check out this link:
    http://www.treehelp.com/trees/palm/winterizing-a-palm.asp
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    Here in Britain where the typical winter is mild and wet, thanks to the Gulf Stream, these last few weeks we have had snow and ice, enough to paralyse the country. And it is set to continue. There is panic buying at our superstores, most schools are closed, roads are blocked with stranded vehicles, train services are cancelled or reduced, airports are closed, there are hundreds of homes without power, there is a threat of our gas supplies running out, there is a growing shortage of road gritting. The papers first say that this has been the longest deep freeze for a century, then lashes out against the lack of the British bulldog spirit among our present generation which previous generations had at a crisis like this one.
    Let's face it. We in the UK are just not used to it. And our panic mentallity has made us the laughing stock of Europe, and maybe of Canada as well.

    According to the weather link above, Houston and Galveston are enjoying summer temperatures we envy.
    But at least we don't have, so far, the hurracanes and tornado storms which could obliterate a city, like New Orleans a few years ago. They can be quite serious in the Texas, Louisiana and Florida areas of the USA.
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    ^ maybe we can start trading fur again icon_smile.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 07, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    I don't mind the cool breath of Canada on the back of my neck.
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    NotThatOld said
    According to the weather link above, Houston and Galveston are enjoying summer temperatures we envy.
    But at least we don't have, so far, the hurracanes and tornado storms which could obliterate a city, like New Orleans a few years ago. They can be quite serious in the Texas, Louisiana and Florida areas of the USA.


    And I heard Germany feels like Siberia! I guess "global warming" really means climate change.

    BTW, that link I provided is in Fahrenheit. Here's BBC's version in Celsius:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/266

    Overnight lows for the next few nights will be -4 to -5 Celsius. Yuck! I moved south to escape the cold, dammit!
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't mind the cool breath of Canada on the back of my neck.


    innuendo much....

    BUT, do you like the taste of maple?
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    It's so cold here in upstate NY. Enough where I'm wearing my coat and scarf inside as well as outside. icon_cry.gif

    Make it stop please!
  • Timbales

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    Jan 07, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    RST2009 said
    Timberoo saidI don't mind the cool breath of Canada on the back of my neck.


    innuendo much....

    BUT, do you like the taste of maple?


    Love it. icon_biggrin.gif

    hell, being in upstate NY I'm already practically Canadian
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    NotThatOld saidHere in Britain where the typical winter is mild and wet, thanks to the Gulf Stream, these last few weeks we have had snow and ice, enough to paralyse the country. And it is set to continue. There is panic buying at our superstores, most schools are closed, roads are blocked with stranded vehicles, train services are cancelled or reduced, airports are closed, there are hundreds of homes without power, there is a threat of our gas supplies running out, there is a growing shortage of road gritting. The papers first say that this has been the longest deep freeze for a century, then lashes out against the lack of the British bulldog spirit among our present generation which previous generations had at a crisis like this one.
    Let's face it. We in the UK are just not used to it. And our panic mentallity has made us the laughing stock of Europe, and maybe of Canada as well.

    According to the weather link above, Houston and Galveston are enjoying summer temperatures we envy.
    But at least we don't have, so far, the hurracanes and tornado storms which could obliterate a city, like New Orleans a few years ago. They can be quite serious in the Texas, Louisiana and Florida areas of the USA.


    Pussies all!
    The Brits are puzzies!
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    ruck_us saidIf my palms die, you'll have some 'splainin to do! icon_razz.gif

    http://weather.chron.com/US/TX/Houston.html



    Now, ruck_us.....you know your palms are kept warm from your constant jac......um. what?


    OHHH! Those palms! icon_redface.gif

    Hehehe.
    Well, I can keep palm trees alive through the winter up here at the 38th Latitude by cutting them back to the root stump and putting a ton of mulch on top OR by digging up the stump and storing it indoors without much water until spring.

    Check out this link:
    http://www.treehelp.com/trees/palm/winterizing-a-palm.asp

    Hehehe, I didn't get the double entendre until you pointed it out. icon_redface.gif

    Mine are 15' Queen palms with 6" caliper trunks, so they're way too big to cut back or bring inside. Another site I went to indicates that Queen palms are cold hardy to 20F, but I'm concerned that it's gonna be frigid for three or four nights in a row. I bundled their trunks in blankets, which is supposed to help...crossing my fingers. My mandavilla and hibiscus already died in the Dec 4th blast of arctic nastiness.
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    Jan 07, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    RST2009 said
    Timberoo saidI don't mind the cool breath of Canada on the back of my neck.


    innuendo much....

    BUT, do you like the taste of maple?


    Love it. icon_biggrin.gif

    hell, being in upstate NY I'm already practically Canadian


    Nothing like warm maple syrup draped over a lovely set of buns......hot cross buns!

    Yeah, that's what I meant!icon_wink.gif
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 07, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    ruck_us saidIf my palms die, you'll have some 'splainin to do! icon_razz.gif



    I'll blast you in the arctic any time you want Ruckus
  • pandx970

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    Jan 08, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    uhh...it was nearly 75 today in southern california. feel for you all in the high-plains and on the gulf coast and in the deep south...been close to freezing the past few days there, non?

    ahh....i love winter. Miss it right now in southern california. though it is currently -4F at 8PM MST...not missing that but i am missing the double-pane, double-hung casement windows that keep out the draft and the baseboard heating. le sigh. singlepane, singlehung aluminium windows with central heat makes one dried out so quickly. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    ironically nyc was a balmy 36 today, but we're due for snow and single digits this weekend. happily, i booked a trip to hawaii for next month --yay!
    ps -- what ABOUT that global warming?!?!?!?!?icon_lol.gif
  • hyperionx

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    As a Canadian, I recommend long underwear.
  • SanEsteban

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    I don't know what you are all complaining about! It was a chilly 72F here in Phoenix today! There are actually cold places???
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    Jan 08, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    I DON'T GET FAHRENHEIT!

    But apparently that's cold for you.
  • Fritter

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    Jan 08, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    We are just sharing the wealth!

    Your welcome!

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    Jan 08, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    Fritter saidWe are just sharing the wealth!

    Your welcome!

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    Well, in the interest of free trade, we'll be sharing our 100+ F mugginess with our northern neighbors all summer long. icon_twisted.gif

    Down to 31F, so far...brrrrrr.
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    to be fair toronto at least had a really crappy summer but our winter's unusually warm
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    My poor, poor babies...

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    Fri
    Partly Sunny
    32F | 22F

    Sat
    Clear
    43F | 25F

    Sun
    Clear
    45F | 29F

    Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    56F | 40F

    This is pure insanity. I think that the H.A.A.R.P. array in Alaska done got broke.