March: wind, snow, rain, ice

Yep, March in Portland, we’ve had some nice sunny days, reaching into the low 60s, some rain, yesterday it poured and the wind blew hard, up to 60 m.p.h. a few times here, one of the gusts took our patio table, with it’s heavy tempered wavy glass top, picked it up and took it over the deck railing. It landed upside down, 20 yards across the flagstone, then the table blew off the glass top and slid another 10 yards before I could get out and catch it. Incredibly, the glass lay on the wet flags, unbroken!

This morning we nor the neighbors could get down our hill. One of the neighbors two houses up tried, slid to our place before ending up against the curb in front. He walked back home. Wife had to cancel an 8:30 a.m. appointment.

Now the wind has come up and is warming things slightly, it’s up to 36 now, and the snow is dropping off the cedars. Still, a good day for reading, or as Wife says, a good day for quilting. [30 minutes later... snowing again]

Hope it’s pleasant where you are!

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10 Responses to March: wind, snow, rain, ice

  1. Nice weather. Here in North Carolina, the coldest day on the schedule this week is 73 degrees, one day predicted eighty.

  2. Partly cloudy, light wind out of the east, 74 degrees. And it’s supposed to be like that all week. I’ll sure take it.

  3. John says:

    I am so over winter. I’m gald we had the least amount of snow in Chicago since I moved here in 1986. Heading out on our annual road trip this Friday. Mississippi, Alabama and northern Florida make up the majority of our trip’s destinations. Ihear it’ll be in the 80s in the part of FL we’ll be visiting. Can’t wait!

  4. Richard says:

    I love to have some of that mid-70s and 80 right about now. It’s snowing even harder right now.

  5. Carl V. says:

    Wow! And here it is working towards 80 degrees today. Wild how just a short plane ride in any direction can get you to completely different climes. Be safe.

  6. Richard says:

    I’m starting to think this – Pacific Northwest – is the coldest part of the country!

  7. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I feel your pain but we are reveling in 70+ degrees and beautiful weather. After horrible weather four of the last five winters this year we had less than 8 inches of snow total (normal is over 22; last year 60+). We almost didn’t need to leave town for Florida!

  8. Western NY temperatures are 30 degrees above Normal. Yesterday, I was walking around without a jacket. In the 50+ years I’ve lived here, I’ve never walked around without a jacket in March. Our Normal temperature is supposed to be 38.

  9. Richard says:

    It was a long cold wet nasty winter-spring here last year, too. Seems the new weather pattern makes things colder in the Northwest and warmer in the east.

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