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Originally posted by xoxo stacie
Another thing to note is that when this thing was spreading in the start it was in the 80's-90's where I am for a week the week before it was the mid 70"s-low 80's! From what all of these doc's on the new's have been saying it is supposed to stop in Summer....kinda funny we had summer conditions for close to 3 weeks before we got a 4 day long cold front, we are now going to start heating up again. I just hope they are right because it is spread here alot worse than what they are saying.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
Alex Jones' channel on youtube has been suspended if no one knew. I just found out today.
Originally posted by severdsoul
reply to post by xoxo stacie
If cold weather will trigger it, thats not good, we have had snow on the 4th of july before. Nothing unusual for here.
One easter we got snowed in.
[edit on 4-5-2009 by severdsoul]
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