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  • Friday's weather...and mega millions!

    Hi everyone!

    Just bought my mega-millions tickets.  I know, I know – I have just as good a chance being hit by lightening TWICE than win the lottery, but hey – you can’t win if you don’t PLAY!  And as much as I love my job, if you don’t see me Monday, I’ll be in Tahiti or somewhere exotic with my family sipping fancy drinks with umbrellas…

    Lots of weather to tell ya about:

    Strong to severe storms will fire across Texas and Oklahoma as well as into Ohio Valley.  Large hail and strong winds will be the main concern, however isolated tornadoes will also be possible.  

    Temperatures continue to soar above average over the Northern Plains and Front Range.  

    Another powerful storm will punch into the Northwest down into Northern California.  Ahead of this system, winds will be very strong across Southern California and into the Great Basin.

    And winds will be calm today, but starting tomorrow, firefighters are going to have a tougher time containing that wildfire that continues to threaten homes and lives in Conifer Colorado…

    That’s it for now.  I’m going home for a nap!  Thank goodness it’s the weekend.   Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    See ya Monday — (or NOT if they call my numbers tonight!  HA!)



Hi guys! I didn't get a ticket...we don't have lottery in MS...only casinos. I won $1000 from Publishers Clearing House in 2001. It was nice; they sent roses to my work and a check for $1000. I took it as a sign from God that it was okay for me to spend the money for LASIK surgery. I had it done on 9/6/01 (only a few days before 9/11). Haven't won anything from them since, but I do keep trying. Camping again. Hoping to be off Good Friday. Never am sure about that. Catch y'all later! :)

April 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, it's a beautiful sunny day in my neck of the woods. Joni, we got some heavy rain over the weekend. Friday night/Saturday morning we had a thunder storm. I was out on my front porch after midnight trying to get some lightning pictures. It was not in a good location for me to safely photograph but I did get one good picture. We had a little more rain last night but no thunder or lightning. I got some great pictures yesterday of the redbuds in bloom. Have a great day, all! Margie

April 2, 2012 at 11:17 am


Happy April Everyone!! Heavy rain early this morning here in the Blue Ridge Mtns. Clearing this afternoon. Didnt get a ticket, I had to save that dollar for the gas in my SUV!!!! Happy Monday everyone!

April 2, 2012 at 10:32 am


hello everyone hows the weather looking 4 this week going shopping this week i need too get ready for this good friday coming bye have a nice day........

April 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

George Spink

Like the rest of you Weather Machiners, I didn't win the MegaMillions either. But I did win a microwave about 15 years ago from a neighborhood grocery store! So, at least I have that going for me....

April 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Margie Gacki

Don, thank you for that fact! I would never have known that if you hadn't told us!

April 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm


I'll start today's blog with a scientific fact. If you took all the veins from your body and laid them end to end, you would die.

April 1, 2012 at 11:10 am


Hi all! Didn't win; probably should have bought a ticket! While you folks back East have been sucking up the warm weather, we here on the WA coast are just wrapping up our wettest March in history! Rivers are all high but since the rain comes all the time, there hasn't been any bad flooding yet.

March 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

A.J. De Young

Good drizzily morning all you winners, boo hoo, I had only one number, which is one more then I normally have...someone is celebrating today somewhere! So..guess I won't be seeing you in person and will stay blogging with you all which has been such a blessing to me. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and don't April fooled tomorrow..I always, without fail got Clare, it was so easy..can you believe already April 2012! AJ

March 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

marie sells/ohio

well look like lot of us did not get our life change to night' so life goes on , blessed by God care. as tonight we had a few hours of tornada waring in 4 country my being one of then & 70 mile a way . On one touch down about 25 mile from me. didn't have a winning # but in God care a winner. thanks for a the prayer for my health test. waiting to hear. wishing wverone a blessed week ahead. HOPE J.D. got the winning # but how we will miss her. love to all marie/ohio

March 31, 2012 at 12:16 am

A.J. De Young

Well, here are my numbers 20,27,35,44,54 and 46 and if I win I will come say hi to all my favorite bloggers and we can share a cuppa...hope one of us somewhere wins....good luck y'all...and hope you all have a nice weekend, me and Sam (grand dog)are 3 days down and doing great,walking weather is happy to hear that Ok..babe is doing good, prayers to Dawn and good luck too all, JD I was 20 minutes to late for you this AM. AJ

March 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hello all: Now I didn't go out and purchase a lottery ticket. Did I make a mistake? Maybe we should have had a "pool of bloggers" together with a ticket, and perhaps we could have won and split the total. Just dreaming! I hope JD gets the prize, she does such a nice job with the weather, especially having to get up and inform us at 5 a.m. Best of luck to all of you. Have a nice week-end. Audrey

March 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm


Good Friday afternoon! I'm pretty sure it's 5 o'clock somewhere, but it's only 4:15 here. 45 more minutes till my weekend. Should be a good one weatherwise. Hoping to get in a little downtime and reading. No special plans. Probably will be camping back at Lake Okatibbee next week, but I'll still have to get up and come to work. Y'all have a great weekend and "Good Luck" to all who have lottery tickets! Gwen :)

March 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm



March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Left eye

Hello: people hows the weather feeling ..well it just great on this side of town but how about this rain we have coming all man cant wait until its all over don"t you agree??????...............

March 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

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