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The Weather

It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of Northern
Australia asked their new elder if the coming winter was going to be
cold or mild.

Since he was an elder in a modern community he had
never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he
couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the
winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe
should collect firewood to be prepared.

But being a practical leader, after several days he had an idea.
He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the
Bureau of Meteorology and asked, 'Is the coming winter in this area
going to be cold?'
The meteorologist responded, 'It looks like this winter is going to be
quite cold..'
So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even
more wood in order to be prepared.

A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again. 'Does it still
look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'
The meteorologist again replied, 'Yes, it's going to be a very cold
winter.'
The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to
collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. 'Are you
absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?' he asked.
'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is
going to be one of the coldest winters ever.'

'How can you be so sure?' the elder asked.
The weatherman replied, 'Our satellites have reported that the
Aboriginals in the north are collecting firewood like crazy, and that's
always a sure sign.'

 

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spiders here...
 

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I bought one of the proverbial weather rocks...it hangs from a string and you put it outside...

If it's wet, it's raining...
If it's covered, it's snowing...
If it casts a shadow, it's sunny out...
If it's warm, it's summer...
If it's cold, it's winter...

Works better than the weather channel...
 

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I bought one of the proverbial weather rocks...it hangs from a string and you put it outside...

If it's wet, it's raining...
If it's covered, it's snowing...
If it casts a shadow, it's sunny out...
If it's warm, it's summer...
If it's cold, it's winter...

Works better than the weather channel...
and ya got stoned...
 
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We'll know what the winter was like when April rolls around. January, 1982, Cincinnati, Ohio- Sunday: the Bengals were in the playoffs for the Super Bowl. Temp was minus 41 F. with a wind chill of minus 61 degrees F. Lived in Louisville, KY- Winter, 1976-1977- over 30 days it never got above zero. Sun was shining but not enough to melt the ice in the street. Streets were covered from mid-December to March. I realized that the gas furnace once ran three days without stopping. That is cold.
It tickles me to hear the people in the South talk about cold. They should live in Michigan, Ohio, the Dakotas, etc. for one winter.
 

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About 8-10 years ago in North West Alberta it dropped to -43C just before Christmas and stayed there for at least 6 weeks. A few days it got up around -35 in the daytime. On Jan 2nd I went out to a drilling rig and they said it was -48C where they were.

Here in south central BC the temp went down to -40C for 3 weeks in Nov once about 30 years ago. Very unusual for here. I went to the local store one night to get a propane tank filled for using my tiger torch. When they unscrewed the connection liquid propane ran out. Yesterday was warm here, around 0C so I took the opportunity to try and get rid of some of the compacted snow on my driveway while it was softened up. I had to take my coat off and work in my t shirt. You get acclimatized to it in time.
 
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I used to make weather stations like that with a rope on them,

Rope wet , raining
Rope dry, sunny
Rope moving, windy
Rope still, calm
Rope gone, hurricane
send somebody outside and note their condition when they come back in...
 

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Rope wet , raining
Rope dry, sunny
Rope moving, windy
Rope still, calm
Rope gone, hurricane[/QUOTE]




Is that the same rope you string up those bad guys?:smile::smile:
Herb
 

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Years ago a local weatherman was asked if he felt bad after totally missing his weather report.
On the newscast, he said " no, i am in sales, not production" and continued to do his lame dry
weather forecast.
 

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Sir Harry,

Another funny one.....and another one of yours I've stolen to use elsewhere! LOL
 

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What's a telephone booth?
Around here they forecast the winter weather based on what the squirrels are doing.
It's one of those now rare public phone boxes that used to be scattered around the suburbs. The abundance of mobile phones and the vandalism to the public phone boxes have almost seen the end of them.
 

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DJ WAAL-FM....

now for the weather report...
(hear the rustle of a blind)
DJ.. it's dark out...
 
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It was 10 here in Louisville this morning. When I start griping about that, all I have to do is remember that stretch of 30 days of zero, and this doesn't feel so bad.
 
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