It’s Sure Not Website Weather

by updated 2011/02/12

The months of January and February here in the Pacific Northwest are usually quite cool and rainy. Yes we often get a week or so of false spring, but then the weather goes back to winter. This year is something else however. We had a normal, wet, November and first part of December but since then, with the exception of January 15th and 16th, nothing. I actually had to water the landscape this week, both at home and a work. Even as I type this I look out my window on a beautiful, sunny, day and think I should be mowing the grass instead of typing or working on websites.

The problem in this part of the country is that November through March is when we get our water for the year. It simply does not rain enough to make any difference during the other 7+ months of the year. So for a gardener like me, this weather is frighting. Without a good spring snow melt from the mountains, the reservoirs don’t fill and we have water shortages in the summer.

Our region’s drinking water supply comes from a spring that never seems to slow down. Our landscape water, however, is from snow melt via reservoirs and that is going to be a big problem if we don’t get some rain and snow soon. It does make for some nice, spring-like, photos of green grass and blue skies, but I wish every day for some clouds like those above!  I know large parts of the U.S. are snowed under this year with record amounts of the white stuff. Hopefully the weather patterns will change soon and send some our way!

Will Sig
1 Binky

We didn’t get much snow at all here this winter, while many places all around got dumped on. London Ontario got more snow in one day (100 cm+) than we got all season. Last year we had almost no snow, too. Very weird weather lately.
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2 Jill

those are some good looking clouds! I kinda miss the North Coast, CA winter weather…can’t believe i’d say that but at least it was so green all the time, so pretty!

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3 Comedy Plus

We are having the exact same issue in central California. We started off really good and then it just quit. We have buds on the fruit trees that haven’t flowered, but buds nonetheless. It’s supposed to rain this coming week, but that’s becoming less and less in the weather report. We are fearing the worse too. I hope we are wrong.

Have a terrific day. :)
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4 Tony McGurk

Beautiful sky shot Will. It has been very different to usual here too. We have had quite a lot of rain both last winter & now during summer. You probably heard of the floods they had on the Australian mainland. My Veggie garden has loved the wet days then warm & sunny & everything has grown fantastic this season.
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Beautiful sky shot Will. It has been very different to usual here too. We have had quite a lot of rain both last winter & now during summer. You probably heard of the floods they had on the Australian mainland. My Veggie garden has loved the wet days then warm & sunny & everything has grown fantastic this season.
I have decided that I really don’t need a self hosted site. All the extra features just seem to be more tie consuming as I can’t help experimenting, sometimes for the worst. So I figured I would just go back to my old WP.com site & transfer all my posts & comments etc there. I have combined my Comic site & general blog back into one. My http://ynot60.com is my WP.com URL as I took out a domain upgrade to have my own non-Wordpress.com URL ages ago. Once my regular visitors have had time to realise I have changed (again…) I will delete the self hosted ones & get a refund on the remainder of the hosting that I have paid in advance.
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