Crazy weather..Nov 20 in Minnesota and I have dandelions blooming in my yard!

@jillhill (37358)
United States
November 20, 2009 6:25pm CST
We should be knee deep in snow.....I am not complaining....but in all the years that I have lived I have never seen dandelions blooming in my backyard in November!!! I took pictures of them.....my neighbor came over and asked what I was doing and I said taking pictures of the dandelions.....he said..oh I dug mine out this morning....we must have missed something!!! Could be we be that lucky? No winter? LOL.....how is your weather?
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
Lol, the same humid weather is here too. Instead of feeling "cold", I still have not donned by sweater. It's still hot like summer -global warming? I can't seem to imagine how it would be , twenty years from now. Ice cold nights and blazing inferno during the day. That's a terrible scene. I hope the prediction won't come true. Something has to be done. Have a great weekend.
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@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
I've been thinking the same thing. This could have something to do with global warming. If that is the case, then we really are in trouble because its effect is quick. I didn't think it would be this quick. I just hope that we could counter global warming in the years to come before it becomes too late for us.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
For sure!
@gabs8513 (48816)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 09
Hi Jill Well it has not been to bad here the last couple of Days but tonight the Rain is back it is colder again and windy I wish we would be so lucky and not get a Winter lol or at least just a winter of Snow
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@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
For sure!
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I'm glad u aren't knee deep in snow but the weather is odd there i would think for dandelions to be blooming. It was a beautiful day here today. it's unusally warm for thistime of the year. I have not had on any heat today & have had on shorts. Think it's suppose to get colder next week. As long as we have sunshine i'm happy. Happy weekend, Jill.
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@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
Have a wonderful weekend yourself!
• United States
21 Nov 09
Hi Jill, Not quite as nice as you have it I guess. I'm here in Ohio and it's down in the 40s at night and 50s during the day, but wet. Brr, I hate the dampness along with the chill. Well, when you see some tulips coming up next to the dandelions consider Global Warming has hit for sure, lol! That's honestly what I think ALL this weather changing is about and people still don't believe it.
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@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I know......it's so strange! Down south it's as cold as it is warm here....the other day Atlanta had the same temps as us!
@cynthiann (18679)
• Jamaica
21 Nov 09
It is because of the two dirty words that no one want to hear. Global Warming. climate change is more palatable but global warming is the reality. Many places will be too warm and others will be too wet. The ice caps are melting at a far greater and faster rate than what was first previoulsy announced. Fact of life.
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• United States
25 Nov 09
Last week , it was just like spring. It wasn't too cold or hot. This week , we are back to " regular" weather. it is cold but not cold enough to snow. Thank G-d!
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
25 Nov 09
We had a few little spits of snow today....the dandelions are back in hibernation! LOL
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• United States
30 Nov 09
Oh well ,it was good while it lasted.
@liquorice (3903)
21 Nov 09
wild flowers in the spring - Wild flowers and other flowers you would expect to see in the springtime are re-emerging due to the mild November weather. This picture was taken in the summer - but it would be good if we got summer next instead of winter!
Yes, it's weird isn't it? This seems to be happening everywhere. We've had a couple of chilly days, but mostly it's mild. And I've noticed that my spring bulbs are coming to life again! The daffodil and hyacinth bulbs have produced some green shoots, even though they're in pots outside. I don't know if they're going to grow enough to actually flower, but I'm hoping. That will really be something, spring flowers in November! It's also amazing to have dandelions at this time of year. I wouldn't be complaining either.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I also have a friend that went to clean her garden yesterday and hers are starting to come up too.....hope it doesn't hurt them!
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@liquorice (3903)
21 Nov 09
Yes, it's not natural for them. Maybe they'll be using up too much energy or something..? I realise that on the one hand it's nice to have such mild weather, but on the other, knowing it's probably due to global warning is not a good thing. And also if things can be unpredictable like this in a positive direction, who knows what's around the corner? Scary thoughts.. Well maybe we should just be happy with our flowers and not worry too much..
@AmbiePam (42711)
• United States
21 Nov 09
Well, here it seems like we skipped fall. It was really hot, then fairly cold, then really hot. Right now it is 50 degrees, and I think that is about what we always have this time of year. The crazy thing is, less than two weeks ago it got up to 80 degrees. Our winter is still coming, I just don't know when it will strike. I remember years ago on my 13th birthday (March 1st), it snowed 6 inches. But that past December we had gotten zero snow. It's all crazy! I'm just satisfied that I don't have to have the heater on or the air conditioner.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
So true...it will certainly save on the utilities.
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• Los Arcos, Spain
21 Nov 09
Hi pam, We also have Roses blooming again and they are not supposed to grow again till early Spring. Have had torrential Rains the Blackbird started singing and has stopped again. Ducks down at the Lake here don´t know what to do with themselves and the two Swans are behaving oddly too well on and off. Right now at this time of night it´s still quite warm in half an hour it will be much much colder than it is now. So it´s goodnight mylotters from Sue.
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• United States
23 Nov 09
this whole year has been nuts.. tn summers are usually no rain and drought and this year it rained almost every day and so far just frost warnings here and there but we usually dont get much snow anyways
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Well today its rainy and it's supposed to turn into snow which will be lovely as I want to put up my Christmas decorations!
@ersmommy1 (12607)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I know what you mean. This is the first November that I can recall running my air conditioner too. Makes one wonder about climate change. We finally turned on our heater this week. Barely need a sweater!
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Today was actually very warm...went out with a jacket on and I must have looked like I was crazy to some!
@lilybug (21183)
• United States
22 Nov 09
It was decent today. The weather has not dipped down to freezing yet here. The weatherman said on the news the other day that if we make it till the day before Thanksgiving then it will be the longest it took to hit freezing in almost 100 years.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Wow! Hope you make the record!
• Los Arcos, Spain
21 Nov 09
Hi jillhill, Dandelions are blooming all over the place here too and not only Dandelions but also the Dandelion Clocks.!!! Having variations of very cold frosty early mornings very hot midday and very cold nights. So now everyone does not know whether to take their Coats with them or leave behind in the Car.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Weird isn't it?
@dawnald (84125)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Nov 09
Normal California weather. Are you sure you're in Minnesota?
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I check today.....I am in Minnesota but wow....today was borderline hot! I think the worm is supposed to turn about wed....snow in the forcast...better enjoy this!
@jnmbrown (19)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I am in Florida, even though it is normal for us to have lows of 60's and highs of 80s this time of the year (I think it's normal anyway), I do work for a national call center and speak with people all over the U.S. It seems to be the same across the board where everybody is saying it is oddly warm for this time of the year. I'd imagine the planet is probably warming every year.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I think that's a good possibility!
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I don't think that we could be lucky enough not to have a winter at all. But, I am not complaining that we are having unusually warm temperatures here in our neck of the woods as well. They said that if we don't get snow this November, that it will only be the second year on record that our area hasn't had snow in November. The odd thing is that it snowed in October. It was just a little dusting, but it seems as if November has been warmer than the month of October was. However, I am not holding my breath. The weather forecasts are showing snow for Thanksgiving Day. And it is supposed to be nasty all next weekend. I guess we had better enjoy it while it lasts. Have a great day!
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
For sure! I am really enjoying it!
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
21 Nov 09
No winter would be wishful thinking. I'd be real happy if it didn't snow on the streets. Do love to see it on the grass and trees. Am not looking forward to the icy highways and streets in our area. The first snow is a disaster and it takes forever for the street department to clean our street. I could be snowed in for a couple of days. It rained here from Sun. through part of Thurs. Was so glad it wasn't colder as we have had a ton of the white stuff. Today it was sunny but in the 30's this morning. Typical midwest weather we are experiencing now.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I have heard that you have had tons of rain....sun is nice!
@webeishere (36382)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I had to lay more mulch on some of my flower beds. Some of my lilies started to pop up again out of the ground. Snow is coming as are normal temps next week though thankfully. I am so reaqdy for snow and cold. Bring it on Mother Nature. Gimme your snow and frigid temps. NOW!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I also want some snow here soon....that's what we are used to....if I wanted this kind of weather all the time I could move to Arizona with my daughter! LOL...
• United States
21 Nov 09
I live in NYC and usually around this time its freezing, but there are days where it feels like summer. I do miss the winter and it kind of makes me sad in the sense that I do believe in global warming and I feel that's really the cause of it. Because it's weird how one day it feels like 70 degrees and then the next day it feels like 10 degrees. And it's especially weird that flowers are growing in your backyard!! It's cool and it would be nice if our winters weren't so extreme but I guess it's scary when it doesn't happen how it should happen.. because at least then we know everything is keeping with the cycle and will continue to be alright.
• United States
21 Nov 09
In Massachusetts it's been in the 60's the last few days...great for the month of November. Although we have not see any new flowers, and I have swept up many many falling leaves, leaving the trees bare. If it is Global Warming...I welcome it, anything is better than having winters like we normally do.