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Hoy
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Looks very wintriy, Cohan! I can have the coffee but not the snow - yet ;D

Mark, hope this storm doesn't do such damage as the one last year! We usually get the low pressure systems a week later than you have them over there :-\ But they are much weaker here.
We had the first hailstorm of the fall today but nothing damaged and all the hail and snow melted at once here at the coast. Now the sky is clear and the temperature is 0C but the forecast says more rain and milder tomorrow and next week.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Trond- although it's not that cold out with a coat on- not hard to stay warm just below freezing- still at the beginning of the season it feels worse, and on a cloudy, windy day- I didn't stay out there long...lol Its very pretty and white here- it really does look like mid-winter with a few inches to nearly a foot of snow on the ground in various spots- and has just kept snowing (lightly) over the last few days.. And they took away our above 0 temps for Monday and Tues- now -1 to -4C and snow and clouds continuing right through! We still have plusses forecast, but only 5/6 Wed/Thurs instead of the 7/8 they had for Mon/Thurs.. looking more like this snow may last longterm!

Mark- congrats- hopefully- on the new job, and hope you don't get too much out of Sandy!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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This past September was the warmest on record for us in Newfoundland.  October is generally above normal too but yesterday and today were only 6 C and 70 km wind (gusts to 85 km last night)...who needs a hurricane!  This is just a typcial fall storm around my parts.  Meanwhile, no frost yet...dahlia and Impatiens still going strong.  I had to dig up tuberous begonia that were looking great because I don't want to postpone planting my spring bulbs....long range is days 8-10 C and nights 5 C so no frost up to November...that is also a record for us!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

cohan
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That's balmy alright, Todd! We were warm much of September, but that's warm daytime- we had regular frosts starting long ago-- which is a good thing here: if we don't have regular night frosts to tell the plants to get ready for winter, they can be caught out by sudden cold, as happened in 2009..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Thought I'd post an update before we surely will lose power, Hurricane Sandy will be one for the record books, this thing is massive! Its raining but the super heavy rain hasn't reached us yet, although 50-60 mph gusts are here.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Keep safe all you East Coasters. No doubt we shall get the tail, and much diluted end, of it next week.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Good luck from Norway, Mark!

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Hoy
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Hope you don't loose another tree, Mark! And I hope you all affected will be safe during the bad weather. This hurricane is top news here too. The weather here is calm and clear now after some rain this morning but more rain is expected tomorrow evening :-\  - Nothing like what you are due to have though :o

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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McDonough wrote:

Thought I'd post an update before we surely will lose power, Hurricane Sandy will be one for the record books, this thing is massive! Its raining but the super heavy rain hasn't reached us yet, although 50-60 mph gusts are here.

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Vermont is right in the path but the forcasters aren't expecting as severe a storm as 'Irene' was last year. But we will get high winds! Not much happening yet, but tonight will be bad.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

cohan
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Sandy was half of the national news cast here tonight, too! Of course it's still a pretty significant storm for eastern Canada, too, one death already in Toronto, from windblown debris, and they mentioned 4 metre waves on lake Ontario; at least 70,000 people in Quebec and Ontario without power already, far more in the U.S.... I only recall one hurricane remnant from my 10 years in Toronto, but it wasn't that distinguishable from any other wet windy day..
Hope all are well and power outages are not too long lasting ..
Our forecast is for still below 0C temps next 2 days, then up to 10C by the weekend..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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