Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Weather woes

Last Tuesday morning was supposed to be our annual MOPS Christmas brunch. My mentor mom and I planned to go to the church Monday evening to set everything up, complete with holiday linens and china! Unfortunately, we got hit with an ice storm Monday afternoon and schools were canceled for the next day, thus canceling our brunch.

The leaders decided to try having the brunch this morning instead, so we set about revising our plans. However, once again--due to weather--the brunch was called off. Several inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures are expected today. Such a bummer!

There are many things I like about living in Iowa, but this is certainly not one of them. Yesterday morning, when I drove to work, the bank sign read negative 9 degrees--and winter's just getting started!

I'm curious--what's the weather like today in your neck of the woods? You don't have to give a specific location--just be general, but I think it will be fascinating to see what the temperature range is across the miles!
photo credit to Digital Agent on Flickr

30 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

Well, you did ask - it's 52 here right now. D said it was -1 in C/S yesterday morning - brrrrr! Good thing there will be lots of people in one house - it will keep it warmer!

PS: I'm so sorry about the MOPS brunch.

Lisa said...

I live in Eastern North Carolina and the high today is 61. Yesterday it was 70. However it was cold enough two weeks ago to have a covering of snow. Only in the South will you have your air conditioner on and your heat on in the same day. Crazy weather!!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

What a beautiful picture...I am jealous. Joshua saw frost on the ground the other day and thought it was snow and got all excited...of course, I had to let him down and explain frost. The weather here is in the 60s today and raining...doesn't feel very christmassy.

mom said...

We have bitter cold here, too -- it is 5 degrees this morning, which is 10 degrees warmer than it was yesterday morning. Brrrrr!
I'm sorry your brunch was canceled again -- I know that is disappointing.
Stay warm! Love you, Mom

Maria said...

I live in Central North Carolina and this morning it was foggy and damp and 52 degrees. Yuck, neither my cat nor I like this kind of weathervery much. ;)

Grace said...

I live in E. North Carolina too and we had the air on yesterday. today it is in the low 60's right now. I will say that I wouldn't mind a few days of snow. Not months but days!!

Jean said...

It is now plus 4 outside and snow has begun- it is not yet 8 AM. 2 to 4 inches expected. Wind is to be about 10 mph. Not enough to faze me. Our baby have doctor appointment at 10... unless THEY called to cancel the appt! I used to live in dump zone in Michigan and this weather is nothing compared to that. Sick baby... she was so miserable to the point of thinking ER! She seems to be better this morning but I don't want to push it. Huh, oh, she have some fever. Possible ear infection. I was hoping that it would be only a bad cold but this is starting to be a bit too much.

Anonymous said...

I live in South Texas and we are having a big "cold snap". It is 39 this morning.
We tend to have lots of 70's days, but did have a couple of inches of snow last week, for the first time in a decade or two.
Andrea Wheeler

elizabeth said...

I'm in the Dallas area and it's 26 degrees right now. We had sleet and ice this morning so lots of prayers for those that had to be out on the road.

Amy R. said...

It's 10 degrees with snow coming down like crazy near KC, MO...

gail said...

we're having cold, cold, cold here in southern idaho. we have about 3-4 inches of snow on the ground. its only suppose to get in the teens for the rest of the week and with the wind chill they are saying it'll be subzero.

my inlaws in western WA state even had snow which is very unusual for them. its very mild where they live.

angie said...

I live in southern NJ. Yesterday, when I looked at my thermometer, it was warmer outside than inside! Today is more seasonable, rainy and highs in mid 40's. Hope your brunch can be rescheduled this week.
Angie

Kali said...

In middle Tennessee it's in the mid-30's today with a chance of rain throughout the day. The craziest part is that some of the schools around here were cancelled today due to "inclement weather." Coming from Iowa, I'm a bit confused by their definition!

Beth said...

Here in Aurora, Colorado it was -19 degrees night before last. Luckily it has now warmed to a balmy 7 degrees and we have some snow in the forecast for this evening.

Wendi said...

I live in Central Indiana. It is noon and currently 21 degrees. We are expecting a wintry mix with 1-2inches of snow by the evening commute.

Mary Ann said...

It's 64 degrees in the Upstate/Piedmont region of South Carolina. It's been really rainy the last few days.

It was pretty chilly the past two weeks for this area but now crazy warm for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Right now its 35 in central PA with snow/sleet/freezing rain on its way. I love the snow, but could do without the other two. They make for an interesting trip home after work.

Valerie

Jamie said...

Freezing cold! We aren't too far from you though really! Same weather pattern. :-) I went out this morning and did my errands because my husband told me it was supposed to snow this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Northwestern Ontario, in Canada

Right now it is -25C (-13F)
With the wind chill factor it's a 'warm' -34C (-29F)

When I woke this morning it was -40C&F with the wind chill.
I would love to have any of the previous commentors weather!


~tas

Trish said...

Here in Siloam Springs,AR it's about 25 degrees...up from yesterday's high of 20 degrees. Last night it got down to about 15. A good day for chili in the crock pot...

Ginger said...

Yes, Carrie, I echo Monica. This is just too warm. We had cold early this year...October, but now I'm about out of firewood and neither person I called who advertised in the paper called me back. That's a bummer. I love the fireplace.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

It's drizzly, gray, and yucky here, but it is about 40 degrees. I'm sorry about the MOPS brunch. I know how disappointing it is to work so hard on something, only to have it cancelled.

kelseylynae said...

Interesting that you posted on this today because our school almost got cancelled. Most area schools called it off today: the weather?

A light dusting and a WEE little bit of "freezing" rain that melts the instant it hits the road---which results in merely wet roads at a temperature of about 40. People in this neck of the woods just don't quite understand what it is like where you live :) (and where I lived for 4 years!) I was trying to explain today.

Also a fun fact, the only time I ever hung the phone up on Brent was when we were having a day much like you described and he said, "Really?! I'm wearing shorts and I'm fine!" Yeah...I may have overreacted :)

Stay WARM!

Abbey said...

Carrie,
It's about 55 degrees here in Rome, with constant clouds and downpours of rain! Typical winter weather and not the sun I ordered for this week. I try to get out of the house a lot when we get home from a trip to the States, because sunlight helps with jet lag so much. So much for that plan! I miss the snow and cold I had in Chicago, but I know that gets old too. Have a great week!

Ewokgirl said...

I believe the technical term for what we're experiencing in Dallas, TX is freaking cold. ;-) Seriously, we're in the 20s. And I subbed today. It was very hard getting out of my warm bed to go to school!

We were just in the 70s on Sunday. And we're supposed to be back up there this weekend. We have a love/hate relationship with the weather down here.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You probably know this from your mom, but we warmed up to the mid-30s today! It felt tropical. :)

Two years ago, we got hit with a ton of snow before Christmas and the kids' Christmas parties got cancelled (and their break started early). They were rescheduled for January, and got snowed out again. I thought we should just give up, but NO WAY...they had those parties. And my poor friend baked cupcakes for them three different times. I guess the third time was a charm. :)

Stay warm, Carrie.

gemma said...

So much for that global warming. It's New England here and that means wait 5 minutes and you'll get something different.

Anonymous said...

It was 4 degrees here yesterday, Carrie, with 3-4 inches of snow and more predcited for tomorrow! Plus ice. Ughh!!

Hope yours is melted by Friday!

Love you,

Grandma

Amy said...

It is cold- five below here and freezing winds. I have been keeping the kids indoors as much as possible.

I am sorry about your MOPS brunch- I know how disappointing that can be and I hate when weather or illness gets in the way!

Scott and Heather Overby said...

I know I'm late but I didn't see anyone post from Oregon. We are enjoying a beautiful snowy week and unlike other parts of the country (who are more used to cold winters and are therefore more prepared for snow and ice) everything shuts down here. Our tire stores have no shorter than a 5 hour waiting time to get snow tires put on. It's crazy. And lovely. 34 degrees right now and snow is piling up fast.