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Dec 7, 2017 - 11:47:07 AM
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mander

USA

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Joined Oct 7, 2007

I wish I had a camera, or a neighbor like Jan who'd come and take a photo for me. I planted tomatoes back in May, I believe it was. Somebody forgot to fell them it's fall. They continue to produce red tomatoes. The weather has been so warm, the apple trees have come out of their dormancy and are sprouting green leaves. I'm actually hoping for a cold snap to put them back where they belong or they'll have no flowers for the bees in spring. Anyway, the weather is unseasonably warm and I'm loving it.

How is the weather out your way?

Dec 7, 2017 - 12:02:01 PM

OM45GE Players Union Member

USA

72709 posts
Joined Nov 7, 2007

We've had several killing frosts so the tomatoes have all been added to the mulch pile. Sorry to see them go.

Dec 7, 2017 - 12:05:30 PM
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raybob

USA

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Joined Dec 11, 2003
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40's to low 50's during the day and 25-30 or so at night. I'm down I-5 from you almost 6 hrs, just inside CA. The coast is around 60 and nice. High pressure off the west coast has this pleasant system in place for awhile. I'm not complaining.

Dec 7, 2017 - 12:25:35 PM
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Joined Jun 26, 2007

You're having an Indian summer. That happens occasionally. All we get is more intense cold and damp up here in the Pacific Northwest. The tomatoes aren't surprising. If you bought an indeterminate variety, they will keep on producing tomatoes so long as it's warm. Put them in a greenhouse and they'll go all winter. Determinate varieties grow and produce all they're going to produce in one shot! Then they're done and won't produce anymore no matter what you do.

I always plant indeterminates. That way I can pull the last of the crop off the vines before that first frost gets them and let them ripen on the kitchen window sill in the sun.

Dec 7, 2017 - 1:05:13 PM
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donc

Canada

5208 posts
Joined Feb 9, 2010

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/12/panic-grips-vancouver-massive-flaming-ball-appears-sky/              See this link to an article in the Beaverton [Canada's voice of truth].

Dec 7, 2017 - 1:40:01 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

20597 posts
Joined Aug 3, 2003

We're having our first cold snap of the winter.  Actually had a dusting of snow, but mostly rain and icy pellets.  Hasn't even frozen yet, but sure feels like it, it  is that raw, biting cold that comes with near freezing weather and winds of 15 to 20.  I don't intend to go out today at all except to put the dogs in the back  yard.  By the weekend, we'll be back in the 60s and dry again.

Dec 7, 2017 - 2:06:53 PM

wizofos Players Union Member

USA

4157 posts
Joined Aug 19, 2012

We had our first stretch of cold weather this last week. This is a little late in the season for this first cold days.
We had some hard frosts over night but it warmed up during the day. This last week it has not gotten over 32f during the day.
Temp right now 19f at 4 pm local.

Dec 7, 2017 - 2:19:10 PM

chuckv97

Canada

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Joined Oct 5, 2013
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Mild here on the east side of the northern Rockies : 10*C/50*F. Warmer for the next few days. The ice rink at the local park is melting.

Dec 7, 2017 - 2:46:28 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

10136 posts
Joined Sep 27, 2007

We had record rains in Nov. Now it's been sunny in the 40s to 50s!

Our grass is greener in the wintertime here.

Dec 7, 2017 - 3:02:44 PM

pickin_fool

Canada

1105 posts
Joined Jun 30, 2017

it was minus 10C in the bay..thats 14F in non canuck lingo..outside cutting wood for a pantry my cousin is making..damn near froze my arse off...was colder out at his place...closer to minus 15C the past few days..he said the wind was crazy..gusts up to 50 mph

Dec 7, 2017 - 3:58:53 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

10136 posts
Joined Sep 27, 2007

I just checked out the weather in Portland & it's the same as here!

Dec 7, 2017 - 4:59:52 PM
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Tobus

USA

1140 posts
Joined Nov 17, 2015

Heavy snow flurries on the drive home from work this evening. It was getting a bit scary trying to stay on the road. We aren't used to snow down here!

Dec 7, 2017 - 5:50:22 PM
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nakigreengrass

New Zealand

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Joined May 16, 2012
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It's a nice cool 22 d c ( 72 f ) overcast day here today....we finely have got some respite from the blue cloudless sky's that we have been cursed with for the last few weeks, with temperatures in the mid 80s. It's been very dry, with no rain for a month, hopefully we will get some rainy days soon...as I am really over this relentless warm sunny weather we have been having.

Dec 8, 2017 - 8:57:13 AM

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Joined Oct 17, 2009

Been crazy warm for lots of Alaska; highs in 30s to 40s, even got up around 50F last week; supposed go back up to 40's Monday.   Lot of warm moist air from Pacific pushing up temperatures, and bringing rain or wet snow. Thompson Pass (Valdez) got huge snow dump, more coming.

Dec 8, 2017 - 12:07 PM
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Paul R

Canada

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Joined Jan 28, 2010

This is a training day for drivers. It's around 0C with flurries. That means that lots of drivers are learning winter driving all over again for the first time since last year.

Dec 8, 2017 - 5:00:27 PM

3545 posts
Joined Nov 29, 2005

Hard freeze in Tucson, AZ last night.

Dec 8, 2017 - 7:23:10 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

10136 posts
Joined Sep 27, 2007

There was frost on my grass this morning,.I still a have a few parsnips in the ground. They sweeten up in the cold.

Dec 8, 2017 - 8:07:13 PM

RonR

USA

1116 posts
Joined Nov 29, 2012

Our first snow of the season begins in the morning. I look forward to a break from working outside.

Dec 9, 2017 - 3:14:20 AM

mbuk06 Players Union Member

England

5938 posts
Joined Oct 5, 2006

I value our much-maligned British weather as the strong geographical and meteorological influence of nature.

Sunshine and clear blue sky is lovely but I'm not sure I would want to live under the medication-like monotony of perpetual brightness. Having one form of beauty interspersed with a different beauty and days where a pewter sky lays at hill-top level and the stinging rain off the ocean howls at us horizontally shapes who we are. Light and dark. Unpredictability and change.

Edited by - mbuk06 on 12/09/2017 03:17:46

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