Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

No Snow for the East Coast? Say it Ain't so Santa. West Coast hogging the snow. Find a Beach, a Lake, a River and enjoy the warmth it won't last forever.

A good part of the East Coast is complaining on the lack of snow for Christmas.
I know you have all those picture perfect cards of snow in Vermont.
Then 2 weeks into January everyone is tired of snow...
And wants to be a snow bird and fly south to Florida.

 I'm from Miami. This is how we do it in Miami.
Seems kind of normal to me.

We decorate inside air conditioned stores.
We put stars in palm trees.

The Chanukah menorah is made from sea shells...

Yes the holidays go on even in short sleeves.

Aqua is the color of our winter wardrobe.
In fact we just have ONE wardrobe.
It's cheaper, easier.. pays for the AC bill ;)
(my son on the right there wink wink lol)

But as Chanukah has segued into Christmas and New Years Eve is not far away.

Seriously everyone is talking about the lack of snow.

Seems people are starving for snow.
I get it. I don't get it. 
Trust me I have kids up north who are thrilled.

I like snow in winter. It's pretty. Picture perfect.
But being a Miami girl having to bundle up to go outside... so annoying.

Trust me everyone will survive warm weather in December.

Note the stores all are slashing prices on winter coats.
A good investment as this won't last forever.
It will eventually be cold this year and if La Nina returns next year... won't see sales like this again for a while.

Oddly on this image the green is warm...
The red less warm and white... very warm.

Below you'll see where the snow is falling.

Even in Asheville if anyone wanted to see snow at the Biltmore...'s not happening.

Not in Raleigh.

Not in the Atlanta area...

Not in Brooklyn....

Let's go out West... nope nada happening in OKC...

There's got to be some snow somewhere...

Maybe Saturday in Iowa...

And a sure bet would be... Denver.

A chance on Thursday... not a big chance but maybe flurries.

Mike is covering it on

And NWS in Chicago is getting in the spirit.

A sense of humor and the ability to adapt is a good thing!

Reminds me of that song Willie Nelson sings. The Great Divide. There is a big, huge difference in how the far West and the East Coast is celebrating the holidays this year.

Summer sun no prettier than summer rain.
Summer gone. Summer coming back again.

Man he plays a mean guitar, incredible.

As I sit here staring out at the maple tree with new buds growing on it... I wonder when winter is coming back again? Not hard to wonder as I am under the covers as I type this...  It's was 29 degrees last night in Raleigh after a warm week in the high 60s and low 70s. Then again they are coming back on Tuesday with a high in the 70s on Christmas Day. Santa will be wearing shorts this year in Raleigh and across a good part of the country.

Trust me you will survive. I grew up in Miami and lived many years in LA. We do just fine with the holidays in December wearing flip flops, going to the beach and driving about with the windows down on balmy nights looking at Christmas lights.

In North Miami they would decorate many streets and leave out buckets for charity the last two weeks of December. Sweet idea. A lot of places do that and it's commendable.

FPL sent bucket trucks in there to set up those incredible winter wonderland displays we enjoyed as we drove under a spider like web of oak branches decorated differently by various home owners and a little help from FPL. And the windows were down and we wore tee shirts and we were very in the mood for the holidays... we didn't need snow to get in the holiday spirit!

Whether you are celebrating Chanukah or Christmas or New Years Eve... be thankful for the weather you got... adapt... get a good sense of humor because trust me this won't last forever. When God gives you warm weather in December... go to the beach, or a lake or whatever suits your pleasure.

What will New Year's Eve be like? Can't say just yet though it's almost in the 10 day. 
Usually I refuse to stand outside in the cold on New Years Eve.
Raleigh First Night might be right if it's not frigid.

And I'm thinking on what to do... my birthday is around the corner.

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New Bern? Myrtle Beach (Israeli kosher restaurant...)
Margaritaville? Maybe....

Check back soon as I'll be talking about New Year's Eve and...
Winter Weather for 2016 sooner rather than later.

Besos Bobbistorm

Ps . . . Larry Cosgrove is a meteorologist I respect a lot.
Below he is quoted talking on January and winter... 

"The process takes time. But if the "cards" laid out on the weather "table" are indeed read correctly, the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. will be "flush" with a return to "real winter weather" in the second week of 2016.

Let's hope there are no jokers in the deck! Have a joyous holiday season and a terrific New Year, everyone!"

You might want to go buy those coasts while they are on clearance fast.
Heard BELK has big sales on boots as their inventory is not moving much.


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