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Sadly My Last Blog Here At WU

By: whitewabit , 7:30 PM GMT on March 01, 2017

Welcome to my blog!!! Comments are Welcomed !!!

Everyone knows by now I am no longer a Moderator here on WeatherUnderground and the reasons for me retiring as a Moderator so will move on to my regular blogs !!

If you don't know the reason visit Retirement Announcement and find out the reasons !!


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A little about my self -

I joined weather Underground in August of 2005 right after they opened the blogging feature. I have been a weather hobbyist since the middle 60's when I lived on the west coast of Florida, north of the Tampa Bay area. I currently live in a small community in central Illinois.

I have been through numerous Hurricanes during my life time. The worse being Hurricane Camille in August 17,1969, A Cat 5, where the eye passed over the location I was at. That being Biloxi, Ms when I was in the USAF stationed at Keesler AFB.






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Whitewabit
There is a significance and meaning behind seeing a white rabbit anywhere. They are portents of the possibility of spiritual enlightenment and/or an encounter with the Divine.
White rabbits seem to be metaphors that signify an invitation to step out of ordinary time. You have been chosen; it is not necessary to know or to ponder why. They call us out from our ordinary life to go on an extraordinary journey which will lead us to an experience which will transform us in some very significant way.
The white rabbit is an invitation. It never coerces but gently compels us to let go of what we think is important to explore what is of ultimate importance. It is an invitation to enter into the realm of the real, hidden, intuitive, unconscious world that exists underneath what appears to be reality. The unlikely pilgrim will be taken to places that s/he never dreamed possible and the passage will cost more than what most are willing to freely give.
If you happen upon a white rabbit, remain awake and alert to the direction you must go and be ready to let go of everything you believed was important. Or...you can continue what you were doing and ignore the invitation. The choice is entirely up to you.



Wabit ...




Sadly this will be my last blog as the title says .. As WU will not longer have blogs after April 3 !!

Thanks to everyone who has made comments here since Aug 2005 when I made the first of many blogs ..
We have laughed and cried and everything in between here .. we have worried about each other and had great joy at each others good news .. especially new family members and grand children .. We have also cried when a member has lost a loved one ..

I will miss all of you more then you can imagine !!

I am also Whitewabit on Flicker and there is mail there so drop me a line every now and then ..


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100. whitewabit
6:18 PM GMT on April 03, 2017
So sad .. Thanks for all the comments thru the years .. :'(

See some on the other side !!
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99. RenoSoHill
3:04 AM GMT on April 03, 2017
I'm going to miss all of my WunderFriends - so will "Fishless". I think Fishless will pop up again as soon as I get my "learnin" done. It will move to http://fishlessblog.wordpress.com The New Fishless

See ya' down the internet....
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98. Ylee
3:02 AM GMT on April 03, 2017
Seeya on the flip side, wab! :' )
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97. Skyepony (Mod)
2:56 AM GMT on April 03, 2017
After my blog I'll miss this one the most..

Hope you blog on my wabit friend. See you elsewhere.
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96. iyou
1:09 AM GMT on April 03, 2017
Hey wab,

It was fun and interesting and thought provoking with the gang all
those years ago.
I cannot believe this is happening!!
Finn has my OE...if you're ever passing through Toronto, give me a shout! ;)
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95. palmettobug53
8:32 PM GMT on April 02, 2017
Sad to see the site shut us down and turn into just another weather site, all glossy and commercialized. I don't think they realize just how much the members made this a unique spot. It'll be their loss.

Well, enough said about that.

We've found other places to hang out, so we'll be in touch.
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94. sandiquiz
8:18 PM GMT on April 02, 2017


In your case .... a temporary goodbye
See you on the "Other side"! :)
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93. GardenGrrl
2:58 PM GMT on April 02, 2017
The new owners of WU have deleted our WU Photos. Is now deleting our blogs, yet wants us to give data from our weather stations to them for free.

Pull your station. No community. No free data.
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92. GardenGrrl
2:35 PM GMT on April 01, 2017
White Yetis! White Yetis! White Yetis!
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91. Skyepony (Mod)
12:38 PM GMT on April 01, 2017
White rabbits Xs 3!
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90. sandiquiz
7:54 AM GMT on April 01, 2017
For the last time on WUnderground I will wish you .........



Wishing you an extra special ... good luck...and thanks for your friendship over the last ten years.
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89. Skyepony (Mod)
4:30 PM GMT on March 31, 2017
I've got a bunch of peppers needing picked.
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88. georgevandenberghe
2:03 PM GMT on March 31, 2017
Quoting 77. sandiquiz:

I read you are expecting snow.... I thought it was Spring!!


Snow is a normal part of Spring in midlatitudes.
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87. georgevandenberghe
1:39 PM GMT on March 31, 2017
Very few spring peepers here in College Park Maryland this year in my normally rather swampy area, because of lack of winter rain. Gonna get a lot today but peeper season may be almost over though I remember them into late April in SW VA at 2100 feet, (did my first two university years at Va Tech), temperatures comparable to here.

Cherries put on a good late show this past week but trees are still basically bare, some early species leafing out. The season is only a few days advanced now after a normal March.
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86. Skyepony (Mod)
1:53 AM GMT on March 31, 2017
The trees here are pretty much leafed out. Fish are dying in the ditch from lack of rain.

bug~ Too bad about the peaches.
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85. Skyepony (Mod)
1:51 AM GMT on March 31, 2017
Doesn't look brutal cold there but compared to this heat 47 is burrr.
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84. palmettobug53
6:55 PM GMT on March 24, 2017
Hey, Wab.

It sure doesn't seem like Old Man Winter wants to let go of you folks. We had a drop last week and a milder drop this week but it's warming back up. All the early spring flowers have bloomed out. That cold snap last week did a number on SC's peach crop.
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83. whitewabit
6:27 PM GMT on March 24, 2017
Storms expected later tonight/evening .. suns out and heating things up
after 40's yesterday its 77 right now at 1:30 .. Very wind at the moment !!

Storms may be severe and won't get to me till around 11 tonight ..
seems the I 35 corridor will be the starting point again ..
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82. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:29 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
local news reported at ping-pong size hail fell at around 1AM, Monday in Galesburg. Heard there was damage reported to vehicles.

edit..
thought they said Kewanee. Henry Co. was mentioned though as having ground covered by hail too.
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81. Ylee
7:12 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Those storms missed us to the north; almost made it up to 80 today!
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80. whitewabit
6:48 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
strong TS last night around 3 AM .. quarter size hail .. and heavy rain for about a 1/2 hour ..
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79. Ylee
2:06 PM GMT on March 14, 2017
Just had a little light snow here, just enough to turn the grass white! It's going to be around 20 here the next two nights; how about you?
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78. sandiquiz
1:22 PM GMT on March 14, 2017
Did you get much??
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77. sandiquiz
7:53 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
I read you are expecting snow.... I thought it was Spring!!
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76. whitewabit
5:55 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Quoting 74. LakeWorthFinn:

Yes, it's not fair they through us away like trash.
But you won't loose me... I know where you live... lol


There are other places beside WU ..

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75. whitewabit
5:54 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Quoting 73. HadesGodWyvern:

maybe up to 6 inches of snow possible Sun night into Mon.


Saying we might be right on the 6 inch line .. hoping just for 3 to night ..
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74. LakeWorthFinn
5:31 AM GMT on March 12, 2017
Yes, it's not fair they through us away like trash.
But you won't loose me... I know where you live... lol
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73. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
5:23 AM GMT on March 12, 2017
maybe up to 6 inches of snow possible Sun night into Mon.
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72. whitewabit
4:30 AM GMT on March 10, 2017
Quoting 71. HadesGodWyvern:

temperatures forecast to drop into the upper teens in the next 7 days.

got a chance of light accumulating snow Sunday into Monday.


going to be cold all next week !!
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71. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:49 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
temperatures forecast to drop into the upper teens in the next 7 days.

got a chance of light accumulating snow Sunday into Monday.
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70. whitewabit
7:15 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
going to see some artic air starting this weekend when the temp drops to the lower 30's for a high and remains with highs under 40 degrees all next week ..a few days we might not see above freezing ..
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69. whitewabit
7:12 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Quoting 67. georgevandenberghe:

Near record cold in DC area Sat-Mon. Not record but close and vegetation is several weeks advanced. Cherry blossoms are tough but they will experience 20-24F with wind Saturday morning.

In fifty years I have never seen the cherry blossoms freeze here.


This may be the first year then ..
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68. whitewabit
7:11 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Quoting 66. plapman:

Good morning Wabit. It looks like it has quit blowing but not the cold arctic high will follow. Have a good day.


means you'll have some artic air for a day or two ..

Stay warm on your walk !!
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67. georgevandenberghe
4:01 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Near record cold in DC area Sat-Mon. Not record but close and vegetation is several weeks advanced. Cherry blossoms are tough but they will experience 20-24F with wind Saturday morning.

In fifty years I have never seen the cherry blossoms freeze here.
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66. plapman
2:17 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Good morning Wabit. It looks like it has quit blowing but not the cold arctic high will follow. Have a good day.
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65. plapman
2:15 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Good morning Wabbit. A lot of highways were closed last night due to poor visibility. It's still blowing here this morning.
Have a good day.
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64. whitewabit
7:11 PM GMT on March 07, 2017
Quoting 63. Ylee:

The line had mostly rained itself out by the time it got here; sounds like you had a rough go of it, but at least there were no crops out to be destroyed........


A lot of strong winds associated with the front .. we had winds gusting to 40-45 mph most of the afternoon and evening .. when the front went thru it only lasted 5 to 10 minutes and then just light rain for 1/2 hour .. there were many tornado reports 33 reports but some of those are reporting the same occurrence so closer to 28 will be the actually number of tornados occurring ..

had to chase down my garbage cans this morning .. one was against the tree break behind the house and the other one was bout 75 feet into the farmers field .. so the one rolled over 400 feet from where it had been next to the shed ..
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63. Ylee
1:50 PM GMT on March 07, 2017
The line had mostly rained itself out by the time it got here; sounds like you had a rough go of it, but at least there were no crops out to be destroyed........
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62. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:44 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Ladd has a tornado icon in the storm reports for Illinois
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61. whitewabit
6:35 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Quoting 60. sandiquiz:

Stay safe Wab


Sandi .. its blown over us now .. there is a place in Missouri hit hard 15 reported injured with homes destroyed ..
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60. sandiquiz
6:32 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Stay safe Wab
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59. whitewabit
6:19 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
yes Mac /Hopedale area ..

just got it ..
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58. whitewabit
6:18 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
sounded like a solid wall of water just hit .. ,, oh no hail .. sounds loud.. quarter size hail for bout 5 minutes ..

raining so hard you can't see the street 40 feet away ..
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57. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:16 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
I see a tornado track box for Mackinaw has appear on Wundermap.
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56. whitewabit
5:40 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Quoting 55. HadesGodWyvern:

tornado radar indicated is now near Milledgeville (10 miles north of my area)


28 reports of tornado all along the line ..

watching intently

should hit me in the next 30 minutes ..
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55. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
5:24 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
tornado radar indicated is now near Milledgeville (10 miles north of my area)
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54. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
5:00 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
About 25-30 miles west of my area producing a tornado.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN WHITESIDE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHEASTERN CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1145 PM CST

* AT 1056 PM CST, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ERIE, OR 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORRISON,
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
MORRISON AROUND 1105 PM CST.
FAIRHAVEN AND COLETA AROUND 1115 PM CST.
MILLEDGEVILLE AROUND 1120 PM CST.
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53. whitewabit
4:40 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Quoting 52. juslivn:

Wicked winds by me. Don't think the line has hit quite yet though. I will miss this. Please let's find a way to keep in touch here in Illinois.




still an hour or so away from you .. just along the Mississippi now .. so 2 hours to both of us .. saw a gust of 51 ..
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52. juslivn
4:34 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
Wicked winds by me. Don't think the line has hit quite yet though. I will miss this. Please let's find a way to keep in touch here in Illinois.

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51. whitewabit
3:59 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
11 tornado have been reported with 15 total reports some are duplicates though ..

The line of storms has or just crossed the Big Muddy and should be in my area in about two hours ..

Daughter is up in Aurora tonight on a work assignment and should get to her about an hour later ..

if your in the path of these storms prepare to take cover if necessary ..
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50. whitewabit
12:50 AM GMT on March 07, 2017
6:45 .. 6 tornado's have now been reported . along the line of severe storms ..
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