Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Joke

First, thank you everyone for your kind comments on the last post.
 
Please note that while I'm posting this, my heart and prayers go out to those who have lost family, friends, pets, and/or property to flooding and winds.
 
Now for the punchline of the non-joke:  
(I'll post this and the whole thing will fizzle out.) 
 
The weather forecast for where I (The Songster, Adrienne, and probably Barb, too) live: 

"THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 4500 FEET IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
2 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY (May 26, 2011).

* IMPACTS/TIMING: A STRONG AND UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER SYSTEM
  WILL PRODUCE SNOW IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN LATER TONIGHT AND
  LINGER THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. THIS SNOW WILL CAUSE
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL 3 TO 6 INCHES BY THURSDAY EVENING.
  LOWER ELEVATIONS COULD SEE 1 TO 2 INCHES BY LATE MORNING."

Our house sits just about 3500 feet above sea level.  Guess I'd better get the hanging basket of flowers inside.  Truly, I'll take the snow over the tornadoes.

8 comments:

Madeline's Album said...

The weather this year has been crazy. So many tornadoes, flooding, etc. My prayers go out to all who have lost loved ones, homes etc. It has been nice here just like I like it. Hope it warms up your way. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Pat aka Posh said...

I'd trade these tornado's for the snow.. I'm so tired of this rocky weather.. take care and stay warm my friend.

Vee said...

Did you get any snow? Honestly, that's about the cruelest joke I've ever heard. Hope that it didn't happen.

The Songster said...

So far no snow... but we'll see what moving day brings!

Also, I am going to have to start putting my name on all my pictures, you keep stealing them! Hahaha

Vee said...

Don't feel silly for complaining about cold. I complain about cold a lot and, in fact, have complained about it again today. :D

Barb said...

Seriously, can you believe this weather!!!???? We are right at 4700 feet, so it has been cold, windy and just plain rotten here! Yesterday it was almost 80 degrees and today the high was 54 degrees. Like you, I won't complain, I still have my home, my family is safe, and my dog is sleeping at my feet...

Our biggest worry here in East Idaho is the flooding. I live about two miles from the Snake River, so I don't have to worry, but there are so many who have been sandbagging for weeks to try to stop the water - hope it works.

You certainly had big news on your last post!! Bangkok! By the way, your daughter is just gorgeous! What a wonderful experience for her, she will have a wonderful time! Let the sewing marathon begin - post some pics! I'm pretty envious of the cookbooks, they are my weakness... :0)

By the way, I loved all of the beautiful pictures on your last post!

Hang in there - Who said that life gets easier as our children get older?!

Hugs,
Barb

Packrat said...

We didn't get snow right here at the house, but the snowline wasn't far above town. (The mountains start just south of town.) Yesterday, however, we were in Moscow, ID (about 2 hours from here) doing the final packing, and there was snow mixed with the rain. Brrr. (I got wet and chilled.) I believe the outside temp right now is 42 degrees.

As Barb said, flooding is the worry now. It is raining on the snow at lower elevations and still snowing at the higher elevations. My family and I own property, a business with building, and a house literally within a stone's throw from the Little Salmon River (which flows into the Salmon River and eventually way downstream into "Barb's" Snake River). This late in the season, when the weather does turn, it will be hot. The runoff will come fast.

Thank you for the lovely comments.

myletterstoemily said...

wow. you are making light of it, but i know
that those who live in snow country are
sick to death of it by april and may!