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    Down Tampa way, I am currently experiencing the prime weather season: from mid-November to mid-March: moderate temperatures:55 to 75 Fahrenheit, hardly any rain.

    Down here Santa wears Bermuda shorts and it's fascinating to see the squirrels have thinner fur coats than the one's up north in New York where it gets so much colder in winter. Nature is so fascinating, how creatures adapt to the conditions.
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    Most probably know this -- in the US, hurricanes used to be given women's names only. A few years back this was evidently deemed sexist, so now women's and men's names alternate. The US military has just been ordered to completely remove any restrictions on women in combat. "OK men...erm, men and women...we'll bivouac here. Sergeant, detail some troops to dig a latrine. No, make that two latrines..."


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    When my writings become weather concerning, you can assume that I have grown quite bored with TC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Most probably know this -- in the US, hurricanes used to be given women's names only. A few years back this was evidently deemed sexist, so now women's and men's names alternate. The US military has just been ordered to completely remove any restrictions on women in combat. "OK men...erm, men and women...we'll bivouac here. Sergeant, detail some troops to dig a latrine. No, make that two latrines..."
    With both pink and blue toilet paper?

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    Rotterdam ; The Netherlands , the winds are howling, streaming rain from time to time.


    But l the house is warm and decorated
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    In good ol' Houston temperatures are just now starting to fall below 60F. The past week's weather has been really nice, so me and my dad have been able to get in a couple rounds before it gets too cold.

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    "There's no bad weather for golf. Play away, gents."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I certainly do. We had just moved because Tag had a new job in a West London school. Our house sale had gone badly so we were staying in a tiny flat in Windsor while we looked for somewhere to buy, and we had a puppy, our first dog (an Airedale), that I used to walk in Windsor Great Park every morning.

    We were so tired with our life circs that we slept through the whole thing. But the scene that met me & Tyke in the park - great trees rooted up and scattered - was astonishing. Actually, a woman died in Windsor during this storm because a hotel chimney collapsed into her bedroom.

    I grant that we're lucky compared with other places that get violent hurricanes regularly, but we do have storms in the UK, you know...
    Pleased you were OK but it must have been a frightening sight.

    Fortunately, the Midlands wasn't affected at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LHB View Post
    In good ol' Houston temperatures are just now starting to fall below 60F. The past week's weather has been really nice, so me and my dad have been able to get in a couple rounds before it gets too cold.
    When it gets cold you stop drinking beer????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I certainly do. We had just moved because Tag had a new job in a West London school. Our house sale had gone badly so we were staying in a tiny flat in Windsor while we looked for somewhere to buy, and we had a puppy, our first dog (an Airedale), that I used to walk in Windsor Great Park every morning.

    We were so tired with our life circs that we slept through the whole thing. But the scene that met me & Tyke in the park - great trees rooted up and scattered - was astonishing. Actually, a woman died in Windsor during this storm because a hotel chimney collapsed into her bedroom.

    I grant that we're lucky compared with other places that get violent hurricanes regularly, but we do have storms in the UK, you know...
    I was living in a bedsit near Lancaster Gate at the time of the great storm.

    I lay in bed listening to it.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    1987 - living in Kent and school closed for a couple of days due to Great Storm.
    2005 - living in rural Cumbria and couldn't get to work due to floods and lost electricity for 4 days.
    2009 - driving to conference of headteachers, made it through some very large flood 'puddles' and was last to arrive at the hotel - the police shut the road behind me.
    2015 - slight leaks in roof and garage due to torrential rain - need to get these fixed in spring; power off for an hour this morning, but now back on. At least three of the schools for which I am "responsible" will be closed tomorrow due to flooding/leaking roofs.

    Sun now shining protesting innocence.
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    Normally, 'normally' we have in the autumn on our North Sea island lots of wind & rain, but also lots of sunny spells with lovely opportunities for beach walks. This 2015 autumn however the weather just doesn't seem to quiet down anymore. Our farmlands are soaked wet like never before...
    All we like sheep

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    Storms every second day for about a week now. Grateful for living inland.

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    On a dog forum that I belong to, a woman who lives in Cumbria has been posting. She probably stayed awake all last night worrying about nearby flooding - a roof had been ripped off a barn close by - but she escaped, albeit with a huge hole gouged in the road and local bridges washed away. It has stopped raining but water will be running off the hills for some time so there'll still be trouble. The city of Carlisle, 20 miles away from her, is 'awash', she says, & on the BBC it says that thousands of homes in the North of England and in Scotland have been left without electric power.

    Here are some pictures from the BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35021153
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    A fog in the morning. Couple of days ago...Around 9 am..,
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    Was so thick you could literally cut it with a knife. Very spooky too...One can work in all weather i reckon.
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    Isn't it boring
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    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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