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UNBELIEVABLE! We're not dreamin' anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 6:20 am    Post subject: UNBELIEVABLE! We're not dreamin' anymore. Reply with quote

Australia, the driest and one of the warmest continents on earth, around 60% of our Island is desert and the average recorded temperature for Christmas day is around 80+ degrees (or mid 30s for those who understand metric) because it's summer down here.

So, what happened here today?

IT SNOWED! Shocked

Yup, we had a genunine bonafide white Christmas and not just a little dusting of the stuff but enough to go ankle deep, ski or build a snowman.

So much for global warming, today was the coldest Christmas day on record and the first time in my whole more than 50 year life I ever knew it to snow on Christmas day.

Hope your Christmas was as fun and exciting. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YOU GOT OUR SNOW!!! Shocked

There's no snow on the ground as I look out the window. This is our first green Christmas since 1994, & only the third time I can remember having a green Chistmas. Normally here in northern Michigan were sitting on 2-3 feet of snow by now. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's no fair... Exclamation Mad
Just `cause he gets there first, doesn't mean you have to get Santa drunk and blackmail him with sleazy photos to get your Christmas wishes... Embarassed Wink

I don't know if I'd want a "Snowcarps" in front of my house... Wink Razz

It was 78* when I got up this morning, and partly cloudy. Not much chance of snow falling here today. Crying or Very sad

But I did see a portly guy with a beard wearing bermuda shorts, flip flops and coppertone putting a little "sex wax" on his sleigh runners last night... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

He kinda reminded me of Choco, but better looking... Very Happy
(And "sex wax" isn't adult in nature, but a brand of wax used by surfers and skiers. So calm down Vance... Shocked Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if i could ever figure out how to resize pics for here i'd show ya some snow....and you can have it!BAH! HJUMBUG! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it got near 50 here yesterday .. a nice sunny day. They say 40 today and 35 tomorrow with some snow showers. I gotta make a run so i cant do the morning hunt and too bad cause it should be a good morning for it. I see no amount of snow up till 2007 so we have escaped 2 months of winter here. I wonder what the rest of winter will be like?
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are photos tomslik may be thinking about.

He says this is his back yard / shop door....



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No snow here either, I was at a friends house yesterday that lives on a river and he said a jet ski and a canoe went down the river yesterday!!!, sometimes by this time of the year the sleds are racing on the same river. Carps, you're a lucky guy, enjoy it while you can!!!
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No snow here 40 degrees and wind blowing a pretty steady 50 mph , just a normal day in oklahome.........
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No white Christmas here...or...green either.Just an ugly brown everywhere Rolling Eyes Great for the people traveling and not too bad for working outside but it sure is ugly! Carps....Enjoy the snow!
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical winter day here.... a bit cool at 52*F when the photo was snapped.

BBQ going , burgers for breakfast

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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 25 2006, 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: UNBELIEVABLE! We're not dreamin' anymore. Reply with quote

Carps wrote:
...So much for global warming, today was the coldest Christmas day on record and the first time in my whole more than 50 year life I ever knew it to snow on Christmas day.

Instead of having the aircon running as would normally be the case this time of year the heating is on high.

Really is weird. This has been one of the driest years on record, reservoirs at historic low levels, tight restrictions on water usage, then suddenly the coldest Christmas day on record with snow falls and icy roads.

Something else Carps did not mention, a few days ago there were bush fires with a 100mile front, and now some of the places under threat have snow, at least this has given the fire fighters a rest over Christmas.
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As Dave said it was nice in Mi yesterday, warm and sunny. Took the cpe out and put around 70 mi on it. Very Happy Also just to be able to say I drove it on Christmas Day I took it out again today for a 15 mi jaunt. Very Happy I don't mind it a bit that I'm not having to use the snow blower Laughing Think I'll drive it when I go to town tomorrow. Unbelievable that it snowed down-under.
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 26 2006, 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carps, I would imagine snow in winter is unusual at your place, but in mid-summer? A few days ago the massive bushfires which have currently burned more than 1million Hectares could easily reach your place with the right wind conditions. I also note that some areas have received almost 2 inches of rain a little further east of you, that should dampen the fires a bit too.
Its also bloody cold here, didnt quite snow but as Im only 2 hours away from your place Im sure feeling it too. We dont have the heater on though, we have enough heat mass stored to get us through the couple of cold days after near 40degreeC (or 110F) heat last week.
Enjoy it while you can.

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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 26 2006, 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same thing Dragracr Said. He is only a hour drive from me. Was 23 degrees F this morning. Will get to probably 50, Dry, Windy, and Sunny.
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 26 2006, 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rayvyn wrote:
He kinda reminded me of Choco, but better looking... Very Happy


Oh, yeah, and what was it about being "cool" to be "ugly"?
The only White Christmas I have had is was when we were living in Issaquah, Wa, in the 80s. It just didn't feel right, so I put on my shorts, T Shirt, thongs (flip flops) and sunnies, and went out on to the snow laden deck with my beer in hand to cook a BBQ, like "normal" people do on Xmas day. I froze my nutz off, and the neighbours were looking at me in a funny way, but they soon realised I was just homesick.

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choco wrote:
but they soon realised I was just homesick.

We've known for a long time you're just sick. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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You must have been hovering over the keyboard to get this reply in so quickly. Whassamadder, got nothing to do?
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the neighbours were looking at me in a funny way.


It has more to do with the fact that your a funny looking guy that caused them to look at you that way.

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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 26 2006, 8:31 pm    Post subject: . . . that cool-dry air was good for something . . . Reply with quote

Isn't Antarctica the driest continent? Lots of snow there.

Anyway; that cool-dry air was good for something.

I spent the whole of Boxing Day at WSID watching the drags qualifiers. Cool air, full sun; 23% humidity; . . . beautiful. Good times too; Phil Reed ran a 4.57 329, the fastest ever Australian run. Then, there was the fastest side by side Australian run; Reed 4.61/ Grubnic 4.84 with Grubnic off it at 1000 feet. Then; Scott Kalitta(?) ran a 4.51 332 at 10pm. He was at 276Mph at 660 feet! This is the world's fastest pass outside the USA.

Today is racing; it is possible they could dip into the '4.4's' today with this cool dry air; but, I had to get back to work.
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 26 2006, 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snow in Melbourne....to have all seasons in one day there is normal ,well I think snow just about tops it off.
I hope it has had an effect on the fires over there and given the fire fighters a much needed break.
Over here on the west coast it was a typical summers day 35C fine and hot.

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thongs (flip flops) and sunnies, and went out on to the snow laden deck with my beer in hand to
I'm glad you clarified that Laughing

Crosley's photo of 2 ft of snow at the door makes me glad I've never seen snow.[/b]
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