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Chutz
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Today was a wild weather day here in the Pacific Northwest..or should I say...NorthWET shocked We had rain dumps that were wet and wild, then even some rays of sun and some of what hubby calls "thunder boomers". This is MY kind of weather. I love most all kinds of weather, just not heat.

What kind of weather do you like? I love storms, especially at the beach. I love to hear the rain on the roof when we're camping or even at home. I used to be terrified of lightening but hubby has calmed those fears. Now we cheer it on...lol I also love wind storms. I remember as a kid I would climb into the attic of the house when it was raining. I would carefully walk on the boards up there so I wouldn't fall into the living room below...lol. And I would listen to the rain on the roof. Something comforting about those times for me.

What memories and types of weather are your favorite?

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White Beard
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Living in the midwest I do not like storms! Lighting alone causes many many problems, not to mention the wind, and damage from hail! And of course it is tornado season right now, and that is an ever present danger!

Actually my favorite weather is when it is just around or below freezing and there is no wind blowing at all, when it is just as still as can be outside, and the sun has set and it is just getting dark out, and then it starts gently snowing with big huges fluffly flakes just gently floating to the ground, it is so peaceful to walk down the street with it snowing like that! Almost magical!
 
But I really don't like cold weather, but I don't like hot weather either! :-)
 
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Post Edited (White Beard) : 5/2/2009 11:40:15 PM (GMT-6)


Dagger
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
When my husband and I were dating, we used to go to the movie theater and buy the huge bucket of popcorn. Then we'd go park at the beach and watch the lightening.

I love a good thunderstorm, I just hate how I feel during stormy humid weather.

flower123
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   Posted 5/3/2009 2:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't like extreme heat or cold either, but I love the snow! I also love the beach--as long as it's not windy because I HATE the wind. It bothers my neck and back worse than then rain. I don't like the rain either but I do enjoy a variety b/c I love the snow and the sun!

Flower

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I love ...

night in the forest
mountains in springtime
a walk in the rain
a storm on the desert
a wind-whipped wild ocean
drowning in laughter

John Denver gave me some help with that. I used to live about half a mile
from the place where his plane went down in the Pacific Ocean.

Earthquakes are my great fear. I spent a big earth quake with seven preschool
children. We spent about 45 minutes under a child-size table. I thougt we
had reached the end of our story. (Loma Prieta, Santa Cruz, 1989?) : smhair
smhair smhair smhair smhair smhair smhair smhair
Indeed, it was the end of the story for some.

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 5/3/2009 4:12:47 AM (GMT-6)


edt
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   Posted 5/3/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   

When I am home, safe and sound......I love Monsoons!  Wind, thunder, lightning, torrential rain, can last for a few seconds or hours.  Gives us a much needed break from the DRY HEAT (HA HA) in Phoenix, lowers the temp and humidity 15-20 degrees!  Driving during a Monsoon is too scary, not the storm, the way people drive is UNBELIEVABLE.... nono

XXOO
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The Reverend
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   Posted 5/3/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I love thunder storms the wilder the better, flashing lightning, rolling thunder bring it on. But not cyclones too destructive. The tin roof must have been built for this very reason to echo the sound of the rain (Listen to the rythum of the falling rain), (Thunder Rolls) the insperation of many a great artist.

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When I was in state school many moons ago there was a boy who came to school from central Australia he had not seen rain his whole life he was in grade 5, his parents confirmed it. When we had a thunder storm come over he was so enthralled and astounded like a kid at his first Christmas.
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 5/3/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I love the cool winters we get here in Florida. It's my favorite season. Sometimes it dips into the 20's and that is just fine with me. I stay indoors. Hahahahahahahaha!!

But seriously, I used to love the rain, but since the fibro got worse, I can't really take that weather as it increases my pain right before the rain falls. I hate the summer, as I can't take the heat either. So winter in Florida is it for me.

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   Posted 5/3/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Most definately LOVE storms - except when it causes us to lose power that is! :) We have just got done with a round of pretty bad storms. Me and the hubby will sit in our sunroom and watch the heavy rain and lightening. The only thing I don't like about storms is that when they hit, so does my pain.
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anice
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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
For me rainy days bring depression. I like days where it is sunny and around 68-70 degrees. And I love clouds, I remember being a child and looking at all the different shapes of them. That is something I have always loved-clouds. I can almost get mesmerized and lost in them. I also like looking at the leaves changing colors in the fall-such beauty.
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   Posted 5/3/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   

We never get much weather in southern calif.  I love that white noise from rain. 

Chutz, my dad built a second story onto our house when I was about 12.  I was "upstairs" helping and I did fall through!!  I fell through in the entry way though.  I actually didn't fall all the way, I just stepped through and made a HUGE mess.


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Chartreux
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   Posted 5/3/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with you WhitBeard, I like to see the snow falling gentle down on the ground, but sure
hate the cold it brings..I do miss the north in the fall with the tree's changing colors of the leaves
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straydog
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   Posted 5/3/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Living in Texas we have plenty of storms and tornados none of which I like. We are having our monsoon rains right now, into day 5 and I am sick of it. it makes my body hurt way too much and the humidity affects my breathing. We have been in a drought for quite some time and now we are past the saturation point, water is standing everywhre with too much flash flooding. Last year lightening struck our big tv in the living and room and blew it up along with the tv in the dining room, I am out on electrical storms. I do love to hear the sound of a light rain on  a metal roof. In fact I am going to ordering my new patio cover and it is made of metal, however they do not sound good when hailstorms hit sounds like its being ripped apart. Oh, this wild Texas weather, stick around it will change in a minute lol.  Some of my best sleeping was done at the lake in our motorhome, the sound of rain on a rubber roof is nearly as good as the metal roof. I could get some serious zz's in that way lol. I love to smell the air after a cleansing rain and the sky always looks so clean afterwards.  Susie 


Becoming undone
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   Posted 5/3/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess edt lives in the same general area. I love storms...I go out in the middle of the monsoon and watch the wonderful light displays of mother nature. Also, here in the desert, rain is such a wonderful thing...I miss it...I think we're up to our 100th or so day without rain...I love the smell of the desert after a rain...all that creosote bush, it just smells fresh.

The haboobs are kinda spectacular too...big clouds of dust miles high that moves like a wall. If you've been here long enough, you can see it in time to close all windows in the car or home and run for cover. It does cool us down, but you don't want to be out in one. Nothing like being sandblasted scool And people here can't drive in ANY type of weather. Accidents all over the place from just a "sprinkle" as with a torrential downpour...
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
red_34

You mentioned "Love Storms" I'm not quite sure what they are but I'm thinking that it is what
happened between my husband and me this morning. He said, "Bacon is perfectly ok, Pamela."
I disagreed and told him it could be tainted. A love storm started after that:

It is ok!
Is not!
Too!
Not!
Too!
Not!

and then HUG.And hug again.
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skeye
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   Posted 5/3/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
73 degrees and sunny, blue sky.
summer evening thunderstorms.
quiet, intense snow storms (as long as I don't have to go out anywhere).

Skeye
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