Re: [gardeners] Weather report

Rosemary Carlson (
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:07:41 -0500

Speaking of cold........I live in the Ohio Valley (Kentucky). We get weather
systems from Canada at this time of year - Alberta Clippers, they're called.
Sometimes, they are dry and don't bring much snow but they always bring
COLD. Right now, we're sitting in what the weather guys call Siberian cold
and it's supposed to get much worse the rest of the week. We're expecting at
least two nights BELOW zero........which almost never happens here. Our
water pipes, etc. aren't really winterized for cold that serious. We're
expecting a little snow - not much. The cold right now is the big story.

Rosemary - on a snowy, cold mountain top in Eastern KY

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Weather report

> I'm about 150 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi but most of our
> cold air comes from farther west than Minnesota. I suspect it comes from
> around where you live but would have to call up a weather map to be
> sure. I have a good friend just outside Minneapolis and she's
> complaining about the cold too. She claims she just opens a bottle of my
> hot sauce and it heats the house though.
> George
> lneuru wrote:
> >
> > Most of our storms, drought, pollution in Great Lakes region, Canada
> > up from the Ohio Valley.  There is a straight tunnel between us and
> > So it works both ways.  At the moment, however, we are sitting in an
> > Mass', as the weather guys call it.  It is very cold, and will be until
> > least Thursday.  There is a 'cold alert' out and the churches and
> > are opening up more spaces, and cops are picking up the remaining
> > and keeping them overnight before they become frozen bodies.  I thought
> > were at the end of the Mississippi - starts in Minnesota which is easily
> > cold as the coldest parts of Canada, or so I understand.  I've never
> > there.  I thought the cold moved down to you along the Mississippi from
> > there.  Anyway, it is some cold lately; has driven us into the recipe
> > for soups and such.  Your weather sounds pretty balmy to me.  Lucinda
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > []On Behalf Of George Shirley
> > Sent: 21 January, 2003 9:02
> > To: Gardeners List
> > Subject: [gardeners] Weather report
> >
> > Just thought I would report on the weather here in SW Louisiana.
> > Yesterday's low was 56 with a high of 75. High predicted today is also
> > 75F with a low of 55F. Get this, by Friday morning it is forecast to be
> > 30F again and again on Saturday morning with lows in the forties next
> > week.
> >
> > I am beginning to believe that this is a plot by the Canadians to push
> > their surplus cold air off on us poor southerners. WE DON'T WANT IT.
> > Make it go away please, I have trees and perennials budding out that
> > might get frost bit now. Other than that - Life is Good.
> >
> > George