Wet Feet on the Prairie

By: plapman , 12:40 PM GMT on March 11, 2012

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Today will be mainly sunny with fog patches dissipating this morning. The high will be 8C(46F) and 13C(55F) over western sections of the forecast area.
Tonight will start clear but there will be increasing cloudiness after midnight. The wind will be southeast at20 km/h (12 mph) and the low will be 2C(36F).
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Spring seems to have come to the prairie. Yesterday when I took Abbey on the downtown route I should have worn rubber boots. My feet were soaked when we got home. I was also greeted by 2 snowmen the grandaughter had helped the 2 GGranddaughter build in the front yard. I'm afraid those poor guys won't have a very long life span. :) I'll have to snap a photo today so the girls will always remember them.
It's funny, the daughter in NFLD always bragged about their warm winters but today with our high of 8c(46F) and their's of -5C(23F) we have them beat. I've told the daughter that when I visited last summer I brought a suitcaase full of sunny manitoba with me but left with their warm winters, I did leave the snow there though. I think I'll keep the NFLD winters here. I hope the police don't investigate and charge me with theft.:)

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4. unclemush
2:10 AM GMT on March 12, 2012
Hi Tony.I got to wash the salt and road muck off my car today.:)
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3. Alleyoops
4:15 PM GMT on March 11, 2012
Yes Shores, we have them up here and most gentlemenly fellows wear them over their good shoes. My dad had 2 pairs that he kept in the closet and used a pair when he went to church in wet weather. My dad was quite the dandy when he dressed up. Everything had to be just right. I swear he took more time in front of a mirror than my mom....LOL I guess after wearing coveralls and farm shirts most of the time, he was glad to dress up and show his more "civilized side"...heee heee heee. I personally think he just wanted to look good in case he met up with one of his old girlfriends...Alas mom would just laugh it off, put on her famous red lipstick, comb her naturally curly brown hair and outshine them all. She was a beauty in her day.

Anyway, glad to hear that the weather on the Prairie has finally turned more spring like. Today we are enjoying a sunny 60F + weather ourselves with rain for tomorrow then back to sunshine and pleasing temps again.

Have a great day everyone.

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2. masshysteria
3:02 PM GMT on March 11, 2012
Good Morning Tony!

I found this graphic online and felt it appropriate to post under your circumstances yesterday. LOL!






It appears that La Prairie and my area of Mass. have been fairly in sync with the strange weather patterns experienced in the last few days or so. Thursday, it was a beautifully sunny, but hazardously windy, 70F degree day. Yesterday morning, we woke up to 29F degrees with traces of snow on the ground. Thankfully, a same day warmup to near 50F degrees melted it all away! I heard it mentioned by our local METS that no further snow or cold spells are indicated in the weeks ahead and our temps could climb to near 70F degrees by tomorrow!! WHOOPEE!! Now, that's how to usher in the arrival of daylight savings time!

Hope your weather continues to improve as well and that we won't have to give you the nickname of "Swamp Fox" whenever you take Abbey for a walk. LOL!

I recall the days, decades ago, of my family and I having to wear very practical but ugly waterproofed rubbers (which slid over one's shoes) while walking outside on those very rainy days. Even though they seemed like a pain-in-the-neck to get on and off at the time, they certainly kept my saddleshoes or loafers clean and dry while walking to and fro.
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1. shoreacres
1:31 PM GMT on March 11, 2012
It's been strange the past couple of days. I have a friend in Kansas who's been much warmer than we are here in Texas. There must be some strange pattern in place, but I'm not enough of a weather geek to want to figure it out. ;)

It just occurred to me - does anyone wear what we used to call rubbers? They weren't a full rainboot, but a kind of half-boot that just slipped over shoes. They were good for days when there were puddles about, but not real, flooding rains.

My dad always wore them to work, so he wouldn't damage his good shoes.
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