Hot Hot Hot

7/17/13 10:53 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
It is 11:00 at night, 73 degrees F and 92% humidity. I will not be getting much sleep tonight.

Double Post!

7/17/13 05:10 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Singing on Stage Smoke)
Sorry about the double post, but this deserves its own post. IT WILL BE DOWN IN THE 70's NEXT WEEK! I cannot wait! The 70's is perfect weather for me. If it could be in the 70's every day and in the 50's or 60's at night, I would be happy as a clam. :D

Wild Weather

5/30/13 10:14 am
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Head Down Rainbow)
Yesterday evening, we had expected thunderstorms. But about 6:00pm, they started posting severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning for my area, actually naming my town as being in the path of the funnel cloud they had seen forming. I was watching NCIS reruns and I never actually got to see the full episodes. The lights would go out, a minute later they would come back on, The lights would go out, a minute later they would come back on. Lather, rinse, repeat for two hours. Then, it calmed down. THEN at 9:15, the rain started in earnest and the thunderstorm kicked into high gear, with heavy winds, rain and hail.

About 9:30, in the middle of Criminal Minds, the lights went out for good. I went to look out the back door to see if all the lights were out in the apartment complex. CRAP! I had had a package delivered and there it was on the back step, sitting in the rain. There I was in my t-shirt and underwear trying to retrieve it in the gale-force winds. At first, I couldn't even open the door because it was so windy. I finally got the box inside. It was, of course, soaking wet. I hope it's ok. It's a stand fan.

Anyway, I could see the electric crew outside on the street working on the problem. I went to bed and tried to sleep using my back-up O2. It's hard for me to sleep without my CPAP. I snore and wake myself up constantly. But I did manage to fall asleep until the lights came back on at 1:40am. YAY! I got up, turned the main O2 back on, shut off the back up tank, hooked the O2 to my CPAP and went back to bed. I slept great until about 8:30 this morning.

I hope everyone else managed to make it through the storm as well as I did. I have friends in the Albany area where the storm was headed. I sent them messages to see if they made it ok. I haven't heard back, but it's only been a little while.

A Mixed Bag

2/26/13 11:26 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
It's getting wild and wooly outside. Right now it's sleeting and my car is covered in ice. We have a severe weather warning out until noon tomorrow. The temp is going to hover around freezing, so we are going to get rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow - anywhere from 1-4" depending on how the storm moves. The roads are supposed to be pretty treacherous until tomorrow afternoon. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere.

Any one else in the path of the storm, stay safe and stay off the roads if you can.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault Mag Turquoise Eyes)
It appears that the storm is over. I would guestimate that we got 7 or 8 inches of snow. The power never went out. The sun is shining, so that helps a lot even though it is a bit windy.

New England wasn't any where near as lucky. They are still getting hammered with snow and hurricane-force winds. Over 65000 people are without power. All non-essential traffic is banned. They are expecting around 3 feet of snow in Boston. In weather like this, no power is even more dangerous since people can't get anywhere where it's warm because of road conditions. I hope the storm lets up sooner rather than later.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
Things have changed a little for my area. We're still supposed to get a significant storm, which was supposed to start this morning, but it's 2:15 and nothing yet. They've changed it from 12" - 18" down to 6" - 10", which is still quite a bit, but not nearly as bad as before.

However, northern New York State is already getting snow and so is New England. New England is going to get his hard, especially the coastal area. They are going to get a lot of snow as well as high winds, which will cause flooding along the coast. I've been praying for them since last night. I hope the storm takes a turn out to sea and doesn't hit them as bad as predicted.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
I just found out that there is a blizzard headed for the East Coast of the U.S. All of New York State and most of New England are getting slammed, as well as parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Where I am, they are calling for 12" - 18". Most of New England is supposed to get 18" - 24". I am so glad I went to the store today and have plenty of food for me and the cats. The storm is supposed to start sometime around 10:00 tomorrow morning and last until 7:00 Saturday morning.

Anyone in the path of this storm, stay safe and warm. Road conditions are supposed to be treacherous.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
For the past three or four days it's been raining off and on and the temperature has stayed above freezing during the day. This means that the snow is almost all melted off. I can see green grass outside my apartment. My apartment is the only one with a lawn in the back and that is where the snowplow guy piles all the snow when he plows the driveway. Therefore, I always have a huge mound of snow outside my apartment all winter. From December through most of May, it's there. Now it's almost melted away. There is still a medium-sized pile there, but green grass all around it and in front of my car. This makes me very happy. I hope we don't get a lot more snow. I hate that snow pile.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Singing w Queen)
Dear Weather Channel:

Snow flurries do not require the roads to be plowed and salted. Snow flurries do not make the mountains disappear in a white cloud. Snow flurries do not make my car fishtail when I go around a corner. Snow flurries do not make the driveway slippery and my already sketchy backing up skills worse. Snow flurries do not get the hem of my pants all wet and black from walking through plowed and sanded parking lots.

Please, do not promise me snow flurries when you mean snow showers. I do know the difference. Maybe I should be doing the weather for you.

No love,

Me
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Singing w Queen)
There was no getting around it, I had to go to the store today for groceries and cat food. I had nothing but Ramen noodles left and that's all I had eaten in three days. The very thought of eating any more of them was making me feel nauseous. BUT my car was covered with several inches of snow and it was only around 20°F out and it was windy as heck. The cold and the cold wind really bother my breathing. But I had no choice, so I went out and started the car, then cleaned it off in three sessions. I did a bit, then got in the car to catch my breath and warm up. I finally got it done and got to Wally World. Shopping went fine. The roads were fine and I made it home just fine.

Tomorrow is the last day to post entries in the Cotton Candy Bingo Challenge. I have three stories written, but was having trouble coming up with ideas for the last two. Last night, after I went to bed, while I was petting my babies, the ideas just came to me. Two great ideas, one for each story. Now I just have to get them written and then post all five. I can do this! I'm so happy. Now I have food and inspiration! :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
I made it through the night just fine. Right now it is not raining and the wind is not blowing at all. I hope this means the worst is over. Especially since the worst wasn't very bad at all.

I read about some of the devastation that hit NJ and NYC and it's awful. There is a picture on a couple of sites of water just pouring through the construction site at Ground Zero in NYC and it's heartbreaking. After what happened there in 2001, to see the memorial site in such a condition just brings it all back again.

I hope Rae is all right. Has anyone heard from her?

Uh-Oh

10/29/12 04:49 pm
jeweledvixen: (Abby Big Eyes)
It has been raining ever since I got up, but now, about 5:00, things are beginning. The lights have blinked twice and the wind is starting to blow quite hard. I've got my flashlights and candle at the ready, just in case. I have my cell phone right here if I need to make an emergency call if the power goes out. I'm as ready as I can be.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
I was just reading an article from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Hurricane Center that Hurricane Sandy is going to move up the East Coast of the United States and wreak havoc. By the time she reaches the New Jersey/NYC area, she will be down to a tropical storm. But she could be bumping into an early winter storm coming from the west and a cold front from the North. I don't know if our area in Upstate NY will be getting any snow or if it will be just rain and high winds. We have a 10-20% chance for getting hit by the tropical storm. Here's part of the article:

The New York [City] area could see around 5 inches of rain during the storm, while there could be snow southwest of where it comes inland, Cisco said. That could mean snow in eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Mountains, he said.

Both private and federal meteorologists are calling this a storm that will likely go down in the history books.

"We don't have many modern precedents for what the models are suggesting," Cisco said.

It is likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear.


I wonder just what will happen if the power is still out on Election Day in some areas and people in the East and Mid-West can't vote. Will they postpone the election? Will they let those people vote on a different day? I don't think this has ever happened before. I'm hoping it doesn't happen this year. Crazy! I'm definitely going to keep my eye on this very carefully over the weekend. It's supposed to start Sunday.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Trespassing Head Tip)
Today I heard geese honking. That is a bad sign. It means that they are starting to fly south for the winter. That means cold weather is coming, and snow. I'm not happy about this.

Cool

6/23/12 01:20 am
jeweledvixen: (A Adam B & W Smile)
Yay! It rained some last night and it cooled off a lot. Today was so much better than Wednesday and Thursday. The cats are even perkier today. They aren't melted into the carpet anymore. I hope it stays cooler and less humid like this for the weekend. I'm going to a BBQ on Sunday.

I went to the local Greek restaurant tonight for dinner and got...manicotti. Plus a hot fudge Sundae for dessert. That helped me cool off, too.

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