Gut Rumbles

January 11, 2006

no bitchin' here

My former house guest called me to say that she arrived back home safe and sound. She said that she had a great visit and wanted me to thank everybody for being so nice to her while she was here. Heh. I COULD be really nasty and say that she doesn't get to meet a lot of really nice, polite, hospitable people where she lives, because she is SURROUNDED BY YANKEES. But I won't say that. (I'll just THINK it.)

She also amused me by bitching about how COLD it was back home. (Nineteen degrees with deep snow on the ground.) Heh, again. She spent ten days down here calling us Southerners a buncha wussies because we bundled up when the temperature dropped below fifty degrees while she ran around in a tee shirt. If she's cold now, it serves her right.

I'm going to conduct a non-scientific survey here. Today, in Rincon, Georgia, the temperature was 75 degrees with a light breeze (3mph) out of the southeast. Except for a few fluffy cumulous clouds resembling cotton balls floating lazily above, the sky was blue. It was a sunglasses and shirt-sleeves kind of day. Hell, it's just after midnight now and the temperature is 59 degrees.

That's what I like about the South.

What was YOUR weather like today?


A sunny 77 degrees today in So Cal ... currently 54 ... pretty nice for January :)

Posted by: Tina on January 11, 2006 12:58 AM

Tina beat me to it.

Posted by: Juliette on January 11, 2006 01:07 AM

cold but no snow 25 (feels like 16) in topeka, ks

Posted by: Shelley on January 11, 2006 01:08 AM

About 55 and raining in Oxford, Ohio. Ridiculous for January, it should be below freezing by now. I'm very annoyed at the whole thing, I much prefer the cold.

Posted by: Grand Fromage on January 11, 2006 01:50 AM

Elevation 4300, wind gusts to 20, only branches falling now, just warm enough to be raining like hell, but satisfying in that the floods will still continue to arise from here, and gather to inundate the Liberal Environmentalist Flatlanderheaders downstream, 300 miles away at sea level, around Portland, Or., and vacinity. It's so peaceful.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on January 11, 2006 02:57 AM

Tucson, Arizona:
High: 72°
Low: 34°

It was in the 80's around last week. Never know what to wear, sweater or sleeveless...

Posted by: Cythen on January 11, 2006 03:11 AM

Wednesday Jan-11-2006 4am,knoxville tn ..light rain..50 degrees..with high of 60 today

Posted by: Joyce on January 11, 2006 04:03 AM

good lawd, 36 degrees, crisp clear sky, 'spose to be 49 d. here thursday. All snow has melted here, dab central N.Y. (wonders why everthang here is called "upstate" iffens ya aint in N.Y.C. (get a rope)?))
Being a transplanted Texasn and former Wiscy., this IS shirt sleeve weather!

Posted by: imp on January 11, 2006 05:17 AM

In the pine and hardwood rolling hills of your Smith County, Texas, it was sunny and about 50 today with light breeze. We had a touch of rain last night. The brick streets were shining this morning.
All the leaves are down and though its dry and brown you can see a long way in the woods.

Posted by: robert on January 11, 2006 05:37 AM

It's england, it's always cold, but the sun came out for the first time in days, so at least it's bright and cold.

Posted by: Toast on January 11, 2006 05:39 AM

A sunny 28C in Sydney, Oz, today.

Posted by: Ian on January 11, 2006 06:23 AM

Heh, not quite as warm but still short sleeve weather here to. Mid to high 60's, breezy and partly overcast. Very nice weather considering that it should be much colder. If this is global warming I'm all for it. It was 74 last week, new record high for this time of year in N AL.

Right Now: 62ºF OVERCAST
Humidity: 77% Wind: S, 9 mph
Barometer: 30.27 inches
Visibility: 10 miles

Posted by: Gmac on January 11, 2006 06:24 AM

Sunny, springlike - T shirt weather until the sun went down
(Hayward, CA)

Posted by: A Different Kim on January 11, 2006 06:37 AM

Unusually warm for January in new England (Massachusetts to be exact)...sunny and 45-50 (yesterday). The weather forcasters are saying it may get close to 60 today and tomorrow!

Posted by: Sharon on January 11, 2006 06:55 AM

Here in central Louisiana today, we are expecting highs in the mid 60's (F), sunny with a breeze out of the northwest. Lows about 40. It'll be a nice day to be out, and a jacket will be about right.

Posted by: PawPaw on January 11, 2006 07:02 AM

Southeast Penna: 48 and sunny. Unheard of in January. Global Warming! Gonna kill us all, doncha know.

Posted by: Pete the Streak on January 11, 2006 07:02 AM

Despite my moniker, I live near Chicago. We are having a heat wave in January and it will be 45 today with rain and fog. Soon enough, it will be cold and gray and shitty again. Spring can't get here soon enough for this displaced Southern Boy.

Posted by: Florida Bill on January 11, 2006 07:38 AM

Honolulu, HI Change LocationWeather - Extended Forecast
hi 80°F - lo 70°FTomorrow
hi 80°F - lo 69°F

But that's at the airport (sea level). I'm at 1200 ft., so it's 5 degrees cooler.

Nyaaah, nyaaah, nyaaah.


Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick on January 11, 2006 08:56 AM

Supposed to be 50 here tomorrow. I predict lots of Hoosiers'll be playin' hooky...

Posted by: Jane on January 11, 2006 09:03 AM

Thanks a lot, Ga-Ne-Sha, I'm that downriver flatlander you mentioned. Thanks a lot for refusing to maintain your forest so none of the 6-20" of rain the Western part of Oregon has had will soak in, but runs right off and floods my river.

It's 49 degrees and, for the 20-something day in a row, raining like hell. There so much wood floating down the river that if Noah stood on my dock, he would only have to snag logs for about 5 minutes to get enough of them to build the Ark, which will be a required item any day now.

Posted by: Rivrdog on January 11, 2006 09:05 AM

You gotta love it here in central Illinois. About 40 degrees, nice cold, soak you to the bone chill, type of rain. I keep dreaming of the Southwest. Still, I guess, it's better than ice and snow. I hate Illinois but at least I'm not in Wisconsin.

Posted by: DrugStore Cowboy on January 11, 2006 09:45 AM

In Statesboro is supposed to be between 50-70 degrees today, mostly sunny.

So I guess that gawd-awful 45 minute drive to Rincon doesn't affect the weather huh?

Posted by: Steph on January 11, 2006 09:59 AM

For all the stuff I can't quite get used to in the South, the winter weather is what will keep me here. It's been high 60s and sunny in the Raleigh-Durham triangle for a few days. We've only had one day all season that was cold enough to wear my new winter jacket.

Posted by: Libby on January 11, 2006 10:05 AM

48 and rain right now. Sunny and sixty tomorrow. Southern girl here? Nope, believe it or not, Cleveland, Ohio!

Posted by: Jilly on January 11, 2006 10:19 AM

Seattle -- It has rained for twenty-eight straight days. Nine more days will break the local record. Thirteen more days and we beat Noah.

Shoot me now.

Posted by: CavDude on January 11, 2006 10:29 AM

50ish and cloudy in NYC, with steady wind out of the NE

Posted by: Russ on January 11, 2006 10:32 AM

Coastal NC is dreary with misty rain, but at least a "free" day energy-wise. No heat. No A/C needed.

Posted by: Indigo on January 11, 2006 11:24 AM

In Broomfield, Colorado it is supposed to be 64 today (unusual) and 40 tomorrow with more snow. Six months of winter is too much for this transplanted Georgia boy. Wonder why I've lived here for 25 years.

Posted by: RC on January 11, 2006 11:33 AM

Pretty much the same as yours in Camden County, GA.

Posted by: amber on January 11, 2006 11:37 AM

Ireland. Cold. Rain. Guinness is cold also and the light bill is paid too. I don't give a shit!

Posted by: James Hooker-ex cracker on January 11, 2006 11:39 AM

Hey! We're not all bad up here in on the "frozen tundra". The people in this state are the greatest in the world - honest, humble, hard working....... just real good people. There is no other place I would want to raise my kids. If you've had a bad experience with someone from this area - I'd like to appologise for them and the rest of us "Yankees".

Today is about 36 degrees and overcast - light jacket weather. To some that might not be that great o' weather, but for a hockey coach and avid sportsman this is great, though Ireland sounds nice today too.

Glad to see you back at blogging.

Posted by: baley on January 11, 2006 12:43 PM

Up here in NW Indiana, it is currently cloudy and somewhere around 35, with occasional bits of rain and snow.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf on January 11, 2006 01:25 PM

35 and's like a winter heatwave here on the Canadian plains.

Posted by: Jane on January 11, 2006 03:36 PM

Rain, rain, rain and more rain in Vancouver BC Canada @ 50F

Posted by: Norm C on January 11, 2006 04:46 PM

hey rc in broomfield--who are u kidding?? here in longmont, co-45 miles north of denver--we are warm-55-and too dry--need snow or rain--we have to water our trees and roses--yes, the mtns are getting snow--good for the ski industry--but we have been having brush fires here-not good!!

Posted by: mikeymom on January 11, 2006 04:59 PM

I spent half a dozen weekends near Superior, WI (right across the MN/WI border from Duluth) in the late 60's when my bud's mother-in-law was dying and his wife was there. We flew in to USAF Reserve base at Minneapolis airport. Pa-in-law would pick us up. We fished for trout on Sat morning, visited and bar-hopped the rest of the day and night. Flew home Sun A M. You'd have liked those North WI yankees, Rob.

You know damn well you loved her wearing a tee in nipply I mean nippy weather, too.

73 and clear in Panama City, FL. Been cool for us till today.

Posted by: Larry on January 11, 2006 06:08 PM

A lovely balmy 27 at 0630 going up to about
50 at noon...we are loving it!

Posted by: maxnnr on January 11, 2006 07:46 PM

whoops--in Nebraska

Posted by: maxnnr on January 11, 2006 07:47 PM

It's been about 70 degrees here today in Playa del Rey, CA. Sunny with light haze, not too breezy. The ocean is warm enough to wade in, even at sunset. Overall, a beautiful day.

Posted by: DogsDontPurr on January 11, 2006 08:05 PM

Fort Smith, Arkansas;
Today's low: 27F with freezing fog, Hi: 59F
Cloudy. Steady 10 kt wind from the SE, gusts to around 15 or so.

Posted by: Richthofen on January 11, 2006 08:08 PM

-5 degrees celsius here; we had some rain earlier, so it's been damp and chilly but not "January" cold yet, really...
Your weather sounds good but I'll take cold over bugs any day...:)

Posted by: Lisa on January 11, 2006 08:37 PM

I survived my share of Georgia summers, so I figure an Irish winter will be a cakewalk.

Posted by: James Hooker-ex cracker on January 12, 2006 08:20 AM

Navarre, Florida -- mid-70's today, sunny, bit of a mid-afternoon wind which lasted just a few hours, 61 now (11 PM Central).
It's low 40's in DC area where I moved from.
Am I in Heaven now?
I must go outside and ask the fish jumping in the East Bay over the back yard fence.....
if the Dolphins haven't eaten them all.
Yes, frickin' Flipper shows up every few mornings out back...
*shakes head and pinches self*

Posted by: Horrabin on January 12, 2006 11:52 PM
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