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We're in the middle of an honest to goodness wind storm here -- we've had four reports of trees falling across roadways and another of wires setting a tree on fire within the last half hour, and it's howling like a banshee. Down to 48 degrees, and there's a frost warning for tonight; looks like we haven't seen the end of the wind chill factor this spring, after all.

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ozma914
May. 8th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Hey, at least we don't have a volcano!
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ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
I have slightlyiconic to thank for that icon, which has come in handy far too often this year!
sp23
May. 8th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Well, you will now! ;-)
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
Ooh ... good point.
petzipellepingo
May. 8th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
We've got very high winds as well, there's at least 7 inches of snow in Gaylord and Sunday night we're getting frost.

cbtreks
May. 8th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
(Another thread hijacking! - You're in Gaylord? Small world! I have cousins who've lived there for 30 years or so.)
petzipellepingo
May. 8th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
No, I'm in Metro Detroit but the local weatherman mentioned the Gaylord snow on our morning newscast.
cbtreks
May. 8th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Still a small world - I have lots of cousins in the Detroit area as well - Detroit, Rochester, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Oxford and used to have relatives in Royal Oak and Birmingham. (And I'm currently attending Wayne State University on line.)
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
I've been too Gaylord -- beautiful up there, when it's not freezing cold. Actually, beautiful even when it is freezing cold. The closest I ever came to Metro Detroit was a Tigers baseball game as a teen, and I have no idea if that's anywhere near close.
sp23
May. 9th, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
there's at least 7 inches of snow in Gaylord and Sunday night we're getting frost.

*weeps* Will this winter ever end?
petzipellepingo
May. 9th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, this is more of a "typical" Michigan Spring. The last few years we've gone from Winter right into Summer without all this crazy up and down weather we used to get.

Doesn't mean it isn't driving us nuts however. There's a heavy frost forecast for tonight/early tomorrow and yesterday was "Flower Day" at Detroit's Eastern Market. I just hope all those people still have their plants in the garage and not in the ground.
sp23
May. 9th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
I'm waiting for a couple more weeks before I buy my hanging flowers. The weather's just been too darned up and down to take the chance of them not dying from a killing frost, which I think would have happened for sure last night. Brrrrrr.
ozma914
May. 10th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
I'm still worried about whether we'll even *get* a summer this year.
sp23
May. 8th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
It's chilly, overcast and getting windy here. Which sucks because I was going to do some (a tiny bit of) landscaping today. Oh well, there's always another day. Guess I'll just have to play computer games today. *g*
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Well, *maybe* there'll be another day! It's supposed to warm up here later in the week, but stay rainy.
sp23
May. 9th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
It got so cold yesterday that I closed up all the doors and windows, and the kitten kept curling up in his fleece cave to nap. Stupid cold weather.
ozma914
May. 10th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
I turned the thermostat back up ... I haven't had the windows open for a full day yet.
curiouswombat
May. 8th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Meep! It's windy here today, but only about a force 6, and not hot, but about 10C - so yours is even colder and even windier...
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
The wind and rain isn't that terribly uncommon here this time of the year, but it isn't usually combined with this much cold. Not a fun combination!
xenaclone
May. 8th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
DITTO. It's pigging CHILLY here in the UK! We can has Summer, please?
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Summer would be nice -- or a more traditional late spring!
kevenn
May. 9th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
We got it to. I've been without power most of the day because a tree fell on the power lines down the street. :(
ozma914
May. 9th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Most of us don't realize how much we depend on that juice till it's taken away from us. Luckily, the power outages this time around have been scattered -- but that doesn't help the people who are dong without.
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