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by Mac McMullen / March 20, 2006 5:37 AM PST

Were you able to keep your feet dry during the wet spell?

Not having heard otherwise I assume this is the case.

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Feet, yes. Car, no.
by Josh K / March 20, 2006 5:57 AM PST

We drove downtown yesterday, not realizing how bad it was. It was raining up by us but not too badly. The closer we got to downtown Dallas the worse it got. By the time we started thinking we'd made a mistake we were so close to our destination that it made more sense to push on than to turn back. I've never seen it rain that hard steadily. It was pretty freaky.

Fortunately we were able to get out of the city later in the afternoon without too much trouble. We had to detour around a section of highway that was closed, I think due to an accident or flooding. Not being too familiar with the streets downtown we did some guessing and ended up right where we wanted to be. Got home without any further problems and then watched the heavens open up again. Pretty wild weather all right.

It's cloudless today.

From now on we won't just check the local conditions; we'll also check the conditions where we're headed. The storms can be very localized around here!

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Glad you're OK!
by Angeline Booher / March 20, 2006 6:24 AM PST
In reply to: Feet, yes. Car, no.

I remember those "blue northers" when we lived in the Dallas area. Our yard was "black gumbo", and it took a long time for the water to sink in.

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Thanks. Aibit waterlogged but fine.
by Josh K / March 20, 2006 6:28 AM PST
In reply to: Glad you're OK!

My Mom was in town for a few days (just left this afternoon). Saturday night I took her downtown to see a play. After dinner we had some time to kill so we went for a walk. I called my wife.

"What are you guys doing?"

"We're just taking a little walk."

"A WALK??? But it's pouring!!!"

"Not here it isn't."

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One thing about Texas
by Glenda / March 20, 2006 12:54 PM PST

The sun can be shining one minute and the next you have tremendous thunder storms amd rain! When we flew into Dallas/Ft Worth a few years back the weather was beautiful, The next thing we knew we had to fly away from the airport and wait for the storm to pass!! Scared the living daylights out of me as I hate flying anyway!! LOL

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Hey Josh...welcome to Texas. There's...
by Jack Ammann / March 20, 2006 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: Feet, yes. Car, no.

...an old saying around these parts..."If you don't like Texas weather, just wait a minute, it'll change"...LOL

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When I was here on a visit looking for an apartment.....
by Josh K / March 20, 2006 10:09 PM PST

.....it was drizzling a little. I looked up and the sky was gray over us but blue and cloudless around 10 feet away. I commented on it to the leasing agent and she just smiled and said, "Welcome to Texas!"

Happy

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I thought that was "our" saying
by MarciaB / March 20, 2006 11:39 PM PST

here in South Central Oregon's High Desert at around 5k feet. Happy

For the past 2 weeks, we have had snow every day, but we have also had rain (not much), sleet, hail, wind, and sunshine .... every day. In four different areas in town, there could be four different weather conditions.

Newcomers to the area think, "What in the heck kind of weather is this?" Us natives think, "Typical Spring." Happy

ALL Holidays are up for grabs in regard to the weather. I have seen every type of weather condition (except tornados or hurricanes. Thank God we don't have those!) on every Holiday of the year during the years I have lived here (most of my life.)

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In New York we used to say....
by Josh K / March 21, 2006 12:13 AM PST

...."If you don't like the weather, MOVE!"

Devil

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Besides Josh...
by Angeline Booher / March 20, 2006 6:25 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) I earlier emailed inquiry to both..waiting response.
by Mac McMullen / March 20, 2006 7:38 AM PST
In reply to: Besides Josh...
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(NT) (NT) Wayne-OK...waiting for Bo
by Mac McMullen / March 20, 2006 9:36 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) What about Bob Graham?
by Glenda / March 20, 2006 12:55 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) High and dry. TY. :-) 9" here in one day!
by crowsfoot / March 22, 2006 6:58 AM PST
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Long time no see:)
by Glenda / March 23, 2006 9:19 AM PST

we worried about you!!!

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(NT) (NT) e-mail from "Lake Boggs" - no 'serious' problems
by Mac McMullen / March 20, 2006 11:18 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Thanks, Del !
by Angeline Booher / March 21, 2006 4:08 AM PST
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We also got some of that much needed rain
by John Robie / March 20, 2006 6:26 AM PST

down here in San Antonio around 1PM last night. So dry for months..the ground soaked it up..no flooding.

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Her in AZ we
by Glenda / March 20, 2006 12:58 PM PST

just broke 143 days with no rain at all! Snowbowl just opened up for the first time all year! This is weird waiting until March to get Winter weather!!

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(NT) (NT) Rotten Gremlins, That was HERE!!!!
by Glenda / March 20, 2006 12:58 PM PST
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You mean you also got snow this year? WoW!
by John Robie / March 21, 2006 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: Her in AZ we

We get snow about every 20 years. We love & everyone goes crazy over snow around here.
Have a relative in Phoenix (Scotsdale) and they have rocks/gravel in their front/back yards instead of grass for lack of rain. Wife says we need to do or get Astro Turf with the water rates going out of sight.

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How about Synlawn?
by Cindi Haynes / March 21, 2006 7:55 AM PST

No watering, no cutting. Supposed to look and feel like real grass!

Cindi

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(NT) (NT) Hey thanks Cindi, gonna check it out.
by John Robie / March 21, 2006 8:34 AM PST
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Yep
by Glenda / March 21, 2006 9:47 AM PST

we even had snow on the Superstitions:) All of the north had snow, Payson, Flaggstaff, Pine and Showlow:)
We also have gravel for a yard, but that is mainly to keep the scorpions down! They love to hide in grass!
Have had more rain today:) It is very welcome and I can actually breathe now without the benedryl!! LOL!

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