We've Had EVERYTHING That Nature Can Throw At Us Today!

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
September 14, 2010 10:47am CST
What a strange week of weather we are having! I couldn't even go out yesterday because it was raining so hard. The fact that I have to walk everywhere determines whether or not I go out and if it does rain hard, that's it, I stay in. Luckily (well, sort of) today was different. There was a "window of opportunity" so to speak so I went for it and ventured out. "Not very warm" was my initial thought and in hindsight I really should've put a jacket on. I had long sleeves though, which didn't help but covered up my goosebumps lol. Anyway, on the way back from Brunton Park where I'd collected two tickets for Saturday's game it suddenly dawned on me that there were many black clouds about. Then it started to rain which WASN'T FORECAST in this part of the world. I had no brolly so decided to walk faster than usual. How come it always seems to take an AGE getting back home in the wind and rain? Happens every time. When I got in I pegged my washing out because there was blue sky about and the rain had stopped. I made a joke to the cat, saying, "If I'd waited half an hour, moggy, I wouldn't have got rained on!" Well, I spoke too soon. Not long after I'd pegged the washing out down came the rain..again. "Oh, sod it, I'm not going back out again in that!" I said to the moggy. As it turns out, it's good that I didn't bring the washing in as it's now brilliant blue sky and glorious sunshine, along with a strong wind that we've had all day. We have had hailstone earlier though that bounced on roofs and generally made my head shake in disbelief. Hailstone? In September? Heaven knows what tomorrow may bring!
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@doormouse (4619)
14 Sep 10
you jinxed it,never never never say anything good about the weather,coz you know that the minute your back is turned it will turn to s**t,we have been quite lucky here it hasn't really rained much over the last 2 days,but it has been overcast the whole time,so just to be on the safe side my washing is in the dryer
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
Mmm, yes, the dryer is probably where some of my washing might end up. There's only two of us and we don't half accumulate a lot of washing, it does my head in!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Sep 10
Cougars? Did you have cougars? I went for my walk today, and there was a sign that cougars had been seen by the river. The cats that is, not older women angling for younger men...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
15 Sep 10
I LOVE cougars! Is another name for them pumas as Mum has a huge, framed photograph of one on her wall. I bought it for a flat I lived in many years ago and when I left "Blobby" I brought my own moggy to live with my parents along with the puma pic. Rumour has it that the photographer used to feed the animals so he could get closer to them..but I don't think you will have that problem.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Sep 10
Cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion... There was a famous incident before we moved up here. A woman jogger was killed by a cougar. She was tiny though, and I'm, well, not so tiny....
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
19 Sep 10
Are they protected?
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@BarBaraPrz (20534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Sep 10
I'm doing some washing today, too, and hoping those black clouds up there will disperse without coming down to meet my laundry. Yesterday was ideal for hanging out the wash, but I was busy doing other things in the garden.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
I hope the clouds blow away for you as well. It's blue sky now but it'll be dark soon. Can't make my mind up whether or not I should bring the washing in now..but I've already got some on the maiden in here so I've nowhere to put them. Decisions, decisions!
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@BarBaraPrz (20534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Sep 10
It did turn out to be another fine September day. I got more work done in the garden, too. Now I just have to fold and put away the laundry.
• United States
19 Sep 10
and i bet the moggy yawned too (that's what mine always do) yup,ours is just as unpredictable.i never take what the weatherman says.my bones are more accurate.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
19 Sep 10
My moggy has been unbelievably sleepy today. She doesn't like Sundays either!
@oldchem1 (8144)
15 Sep 10
I know exactly what you mean? I am exactly a little further south this week, staying with my daughter in Cheshire while she waits for her baby to be born, my husband is back at home in Glassom Dock and he has had it a lot worse than us here.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
15 Sep 10
It's what they term as "changeable" on telly. In other words, they haven't got a clue what it's going to do from one day to the next. I wish your daughter well by the way. Hope she's not too stressed out.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
14 Sep 10
That sounds like a Texas winter the summer is pretty much, hot, Hot, HOT! with occasional thunder storms...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
We've not had a thunderstorm for ages. Years ago they seemed to be quite common in Blackpool. I remember one night vividly as one particular storm lasted all night. My brother was frightened but I loved it!
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Sep 10
We get days like that too where you think it will be fine and then it comes over black seemingly out of nowhere and then it is fine and sunny again later. It can be very frustrating at times the weather can't it! We are coming up to our hail season soon. It starts in late October usually and runs right through summer. When it hails here it can be very big and very damaging. When the sky goes green, you know it is possibly coming, so you see people covering their cars with layers of blankets to try and protect them.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
The hailstones were big but I doubt they will be as big as Aussie Hail lol. Hubby would - no doubt stand at the back door watching it. He loves all that stuff!
14 Sep 10
Down this way it's been grey all day with strong wind but only now just decided to rain. Not that I mind as I like this sort of weather, yes I'm a freak I know and even more so for liking it when the cold dark nights start to creep up on us. Thankfully tomorrow it looks like it will be dry, cool and clear for when I have to go out and should be back before it gets to warm.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
You're just like my hubby when it comes to the cold and rain. He loves it too! In fact, when I told him about the hailstone he looked sad that he'd missed it (he works 20 miles away in Penrith and they get different weather to us).
@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
14 Sep 10
As long as tomorrow does not bring you snow, I bet you will be fine. I wish I had a line to put my clothes out on. I would do it. I am sorry you got wet. I think of hail as being hot weather precipitation, but you sound pretty chilly. They are predicting summer temperatures for my area today. I would like it to just get one place and stay.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
14 Sep 10
If I'd gone out half an hour later I would've been bone dry..but if it had been an hour later I would've got more wet than I did..so I guess I was lucky..well, sort of!!