When Winter Weather Patterns Change

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By this time in January, we normally look like the picture above. Since late fall I have had the very strong feeling this would not be a normal winter for us. And so far it hasn't been. We have gotten a little snow, maybe six inches or so, and we dropped down to 11 below at night a time or two. Then, we bounced around like a yo-yo from warm to cold and back to warm again. Today we came close to 70 degrees F. Completely unheard of for us. In fact we joined many places today in breaking the record for warmest day.

We all have heard that the earth tilted on it's axis. I think we are now seeing proof of it. On the third of January, I saw a huge flock of geese...flying north. If you have paid attention to the news and weather reports, you will have seen how the south is being slammed with the kind of winter storms that are normal for us here, in South Dakota...but not for the south.

It makes me wonder what will happen to citrus crops, like oranges, and other warm climate fruits. There is already problems with cotton crops. Will there be a time when such products can't be had fresh, while they die out in the south...And get re-established in the north? And then you have the cold climate products, like apples and pears. There are vegetables with certain growing seasons or needing a certain length of time to ripen.

A lot of people are becoming alarmed at the changes in the weather. I am not one of them. I find it fascinating to be a part of history...our childrens history. Besides, I know certain things must happen. I put my complete trust in my GOD. It isn't every day that we get to experience such earth wide changes.

What do you think of the weather changes?

  • it is exciting
  • it is scary
  • nothing, it is just a momentary thing and will go back to normal
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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Re the weather changes,Tammy, in my part of the world, in the spring it gets warm, it the summer it gets hot, in the fall it's warm again and this year, except for a few days, in the winter it has stayed warm. So far.


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa Author

when i said in the south, i was referring to states like arizona. i heard that northern california is having difficulties with their ski resorts. not enough snow and to warm to make snow with their machines. it may be that the weather change hasnt reached your part of the world yet. lets see what happens by next winter. its good to know our oranges wont die out right away... =) ty for stopping by and leaving a comment. have a great day.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I'm in Georgia, and change able weather is normal. But that really sounds weird for SD!


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa Author

hi Rebecca...it is weird for us. every week or so we drop down into the single digits for highs and below zero for lows but then we bounce back up into the 40's and 50's. by this time we are usually buried in snow and see lows dropping as far as 30 and 40 below. so far i think our lowest reading this year has been almost 20 below.


womanatthewell 4 years ago

I agree tlmcgaa70! I am up here in Minnesota, we just recently started winter weather. It has been warmish and sunny for the most part. Less than a week ago, it finally snowed and the temp dropped. I remember standing outside with my sister in law, and having a discussion about it. I told her, "well hun, we're in the last days." she looked at me and said "This is scary, it's like the worlds ending or something." that statement coming from a non believer. Now that's saying a mouthful! great hub, and thankyou for your support dear sister ;)


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa Author

woman at the well....we keep yo-yoing ...a couple of cold days and a couple of warm days and back and forth. it is indeed saying something when non believers can sense the difference and understand its importance. for my part tho i do not find it scary, but rather exciting. i imagine most believers feel the same way, or at least do not find it scary. thank you for stopping in to read this hub and comment. have a wonderful night

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