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Old 05-30-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hey! A storm in Chicago!

... just what we needed. Tornado warning till 10, flash-flood warning till 9. Also, severe thunderstorm warning till ... forever.

I am so bored I'm re-watching the video that came with my breadmaker. And wasting my life in front of the computer ...

Maybe a flash-flood will come right through this house! That would be something new & interesting.

Does anybody know of a relatively calm place to live in this country, someplace untroubled by hurricanes, mudslides, tornados, deep snow cover, flash floods or heavy tick infestations?
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:02 PM   #4
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yes, because at this rate i will drink myself to death at an early age.
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:20 PM   #5
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That same storm pattern

passed through here last weekend, then Thursday, then tonight... Each and every time, I loose parts of my trees....getting tired of it!!!
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Well its all cleared through St. Louis. Weather gets back to normal starting tomorrow. Lets hope mother nature does her balancing act and we get a couple of dry weeks. I'm counting on it. Based on the weather today this was not the weekend to be out in a campground.

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Drove thru storms today... twice!

Took my daughter to Chicago today to fly out of O'Hare. Drove through a storm, then chased it from Davenport clear to Chicago. On the way home this afternoon, drove back home through the second wave of the day. Heavy, heavy wind and rain in western IL. Fortunately, no hail or tornados. NOT a good drive, but we made it home safely. Almost had to pull over twice.

Summerkid... dream on... there's no where that'll suit your needs that I can think of... did you know that the largest earthquake to ever hit the North American continent had it's epicenter south of St. Louis in 1811-1812 on the New Madrid fault (named after the town of the same name). It reportedly made the Mississippi run backwards for several days. An eyewitness account:

http://asms.k12.ar.us/armem/richards/eye2.htm

So, here in the good ol' midwest we only have earthquakes, severe storms, and tornados. The South Pacific, where I lived for three years has typhoons and earthquakes. The East Coast has tornados and hurricanes... and of course the West has it's share of storms and earthquakes. Did I leave anywhere out? It just makes life interesting.!

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The weather underground web site is great, with a good radar page..type in your zip code, and click on the radar image. I use it often. www.wunderground.com

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Oh Rog, I forgot you were coming through the area today... you could have stayed here & shared my nutritious Sunday dinner of taco chips & pickles & waited out the storm. It's calm for the moment.
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Jack --you hit it right on ---It's not a good week-end for camping in Minnesota either. We live next door to a campground & they have water in the upper floors of thier tents. Rain, Rain & more Rain---started on Friday afternoon &
guess when the weather IS supposed to clear? Tuesday. Happen to us lots of times, leave for home & the weather clears. Happen once to often & that's when we left the tent & bought the A/S.
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Old 05-30-2004, 10:35 PM   #11
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My dad used to swear by Montana but even HE doesn't live there anymore. Now he's touting the benefits of Wenatchee, Wash., which DOES sound as if it has the best of many worlds.

One year, while I was in college in western Montana, it snowed EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR. Got caught in a BLIZZARD during a Fourth of July campout, nearly fell off the mountain during a whiteout.
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Does anybody know of a relatively calm place to live in this country, someplace untroubled by hurricanes, mudslides, tornados, deep snow cover, flash floods or heavy tick infestations?
Shhh...don't tell anyone, Denver is GREAT!!! We have none of the above....and we have very mild winters, close to 300 days of sunshine ~

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Old 05-30-2004, 11:19 PM   #13
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Shari, tell me more ......

... is there any affordable land left in Colorado? I just need a few acres to hide out in, build my Quonset hut, goat pen & chicken house, beehives. I'm looking for a little terrain & some water, a pond or stream.

300 days of sun is on the order of Southern France, you know ....
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Shhh...don't tell anyone, Denver is GREAT!!! We have none of the above....and we have very mild winters, close to 300 days of sunshine ~

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Oh now tell the truth Shari. I remember a very nice campground in Golden named Dakota Ridge. I have stayed there several times and summer in Golden brings about the afternoon downpours along with associated hail. But don't worry your secret is safe with me....

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