Hello Spring… where did you go?

Today is March 25, 2014, it is 2:26 PM,

and it is

SNOWING!

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The wind came up,

the clouds blew in,

the sun went into hiding

and now…

Brrrrr!

!

OH WAIT…

Same view ten minutes later…

ten-minutes-later

?

What is your weather doing?

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68 thoughts on “Hello Spring… where did you go?

  1. Lynda says:

    Somebody will surely remind me of this in the summer when it is 99 degrees outside with 100 percent, humidity… BUT, the fact remains that I am so DONE with this winter’s weather. Tired of cold and freezing with a side of COLD AND FREEZING!!! It is going to be in the low to mid 20s again tomorrow morning too! :\

  2. Anke says:

    I think mother nature lost her mind! We had a load of topsoil delivered today and while I was loading up wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow it was snowing. The end of March, in Alabama – crazy…

    • Lynda says:

      Ooooh, Anke, I feel sorry for you working in that cold wind!!! I could barely stand it to get from the car to the house this afternoon! I was up at the Mtn. Farmlet this morning, and it was cold, but clear. On the 565 I thought I was imagining the snowflakes hitting my windshield with blue sky above, then I got home and got into the house right as the mini-blizzard hit, LOL!

    • Lynda says:

      Simone, I know exactly how you feel! This is the Deep South, and it isn’t supposed to be like this. I had a good friend in California tell me, right before we moved here, “Why would you want to move to Alabama? It’s too hot!”

      I do hope your weather straightens out soon! Ours appears to be… I hope.

    • Lynda says:

      Brrrrr… I’m sorry to hear that Lillian. I do wish it would calm down a bit for everyone, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. And what a mess, my friut trees have begun blooming and last nights freeze will assure that I get no fruit this year. 😦

      Ah well, there is always next year. πŸ™‚

  3. katechiconi says:

    We’re getting some of the rain we should have had in the Wet, and didn’t. Cyclone season’s nearly over, we should be coming into the Dry. But I can’t be too sorry, the farmers are rejoicing, even if the townies are complaining, and Sydney and Brisbane are getting flash flooding. We’re told we’re due for an El Nino year. Great. More drought….

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, our west coast is into its third year of drought. So weird after having a record setting wet year preceding it! Glad your farmers are getting some rain!

  4. Doreen says:

    Right now, it’s 23F and the sun is fighting with the clouds and a very stiff North wind………Great for January…not so much for the end of March!!!! Yesterday….snow and this morning a “black ice” warning for the commute time. Sigh……………………60F by Sunday—–really??????

    • Lynda says:

      Doreen, we don’t like black ice! Once in my early 20s I was driving cross country Florida to Washington state) to get to get somewhere in time for Christmas… we stopped at 1 AM to change drivers and admire Mt. Shasta under the full moonlight. With both feet on the ground I suddenly slipped and ended up UNDER the car! My X had a hard time getting me out because he was sliding too! (And to think we were driving on this without chains or snow tires. Simply scary in retrospect…) 😯

    • Lynda says:

      I agree, Mother Nature needs “a Midol and therapy!” Well, we aren’t sharing in your thunderstorms, but I just read we will be sharing your lovely weather on Sunday! Whoo-HOO! πŸ˜€

  5. shoreacres says:

    Well, I think (hope) we’re done with our freezes for the year. We just had another front come through — probably the same one that visited you — but all the moisture was to the east of us. I think I know where some of it landed.

    We’ve got a 50% chance of rain the next three days. I’m trying to get a boat ready for a Big Occasion this weekend, and I’m mightily grateful it looks good enough to pass inspection right now. If I don’t get a chance to do any more until after the weekend, I’ll be fine.

    We do have wildflowers galore starting to peek up. I’m like you – ready!

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, not much on the wildflower front here, lots of imports (bulbs) coming into bloom, and our fruit trees, which were probably badly nipped last night (23deg). That said, all the native Redbuds are in bloom right now and they are so beautiful! It looks like a banner year for the dogwoods too, but they are a few weeks away.

      What is the Big Occasion? Will there be pictures and lovely words from you? I hope! πŸ˜€

      • shoreacres says:

        No way, re: pictures and lovely words. It’s the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Yacht Club, and that’s for members and friends only, not for the riff-raff who get things prettied up beforehand. Besides, the last place I’d want to be is there. I don’t do the fancy hat/blazer/shoot the cannons off deal very well.

  6. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    snow? Β no!!!! Β but yes, i saw the yahoo weather high/lows for north mississippi where the lows were to be in the 20’s… Β i am so sorry!

    weather here on the equator? Β  past three nights, rain as well as thunder, which is unusual. Β  there are also predictions of a possible el nino warming up, and if that little bad boy unleashes his mischief, i’d best be sure that the plug is in the bathtub. Β (i converted an old wooden boat into a bathtub!)

    hang in there amiga!

    z

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    • Lynda says:

      You too, Lisa! Sounds like that naughty El Nino needs some time out! πŸ˜‰ As for the snow, it was all too brief, and thankfully we are on our way to 70 degrees by Sunday. If the weatherman isn’t lying again.

      On the weather map, the little snow storm showed up as little puffy pink and blue clouds scudding over the Tennessee Vally. Would’a been too cute, if it weren’t so windy and COLD. πŸ˜›

      • wildninja says:

        Yeah, it’s bad. And the more I learn about the geology in the area, the more concerned I become that this won’t be the last slide that happens. There’s all sorts of info. coming out that experts said 15 years ago that that mountainside would collapse. The details are still being sorted out.

        • Lynda says:

          Where I lived in SoCal we used to get mudslides due to the forest fires in summer that were followed by heavy rains.

          Is your mudslide a super saturation event or from some other cause? (deforestation and construction?)

          • wildninja says:

            Originally they were saying it was saturation– that area’s received a lot of rain lately. Now I’ve heard they think two small (1.0) earthquakes might have triggered it. But it’s also a landslide-prone area due to the geology. I interviewed a local geology guy last night and he doesn’t think they should rebuild in that spot.

  7. Littlesundog says:

    It’s been chilly this week. Tomorrow promises rain. Finally, on Sunday I think we reach the high 70’s. Woo hoo! Unfortunately, I’ll have to call the propane man for the 3rd time this winter – we’re running on low! Unreal!

    • Lynda says:

      I hear you, Lori! It was very expensive to refill for us too. We have signed up with our propane provider to get it topped off when they are in our service area. This will keep the payments in little chunks each month instead of the whopping huge bills we have to cough up at the beginning of the winter. Usually, we’ve managed on one fill up for the winter, but not this year! I do hope this is not a trend…

  8. evilsquirrel13 says:

    Had to figure that after this harsh winter that the typically Dr, Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde month of March was going to be even freakier than normal this year. From 80 to snow and back in just a day or two!

  9. LB says:

    The EXACT same thing!! I went into a patient room yesterday, saying to my nurse, “the sun is out and the snow is melting” (after snowing all day) I came out 20 minutes later and it was squalling the big flakes! It was gone an hour later when Ieft work, but I woke this morning to an inch or so on the ground.
    Your pics provide perfect illustration!

    • Lynda says:

      You too, Laurie? Well, I am certainly glad we didn’t have snow overnight… but I still had to crack a half-inch layer of ice off of the Goose water pails this morning! It was 23 when we got up. Brrr…!

  10. chatou11 says:

    My gosh, it should not be time for snow now… hope Spring will soon comes back.
    Weather here is horrible, wind and grey sky… and it’s supposed to be the South lol!!!

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