THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

MARCH

2005

Welcome to the issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Greetings folks, and welcome to our March Weatherfun Newsletter. As you know the old saying March either comes in like a lion or a lamb. Well, up here in Rhode Island it came in like a lion. I received 11 inches of new snow, and an additional inch at night, bringing the grand total to one foot. This brings my total for this season to 75 inches. Lucky for us we are at the end of the winter, the sun is high, and it melts rather quickly. I wish I could say that the snow is over for this winter, but in the seven day forecast we have the word snow two more times. One just a clipper, and one more a much more important storm. Where is spring?

February, also brought on the Weatherfun mini reunion in Steve's area of Melbourne Florida. Susan and I joined our host Steve, and Kristen and her family for a weekend of Weatherfun family activities, good food and also good friendship. To say that Susan and I had a great time would be putting it mildly. The weather was just great, and as you know 81F is definitely Jerry's kind of weather. When we left Orlando it was 81F. Susan and I have promised each other that this will not be the last visit to the great state of Florida.

February also brought the Blizzard of 2005 to the Northeast. Here in Warren I received 22 inches of snow and a state of Emergency was declared by both the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It will be a winter that we all will not forget in a long time.

REUNION OF 2005
Now we look forward to the Weatherfun Family Reunion of 2005. Yes, folks it is now time to make plans for our 2005 family reunion. As far as the time I think we should keep the same time in July. Come the first of August many schools down south return to school, and this could prevent some members from attending.

How about some ideas on the Weatherfun Family reunion? I know that it will be the best one yet, and the one where we get many new members attending. Remember folks, you do not realize how great Weatherfun members are until you attend a reunion. This is when you find out what a great bunch of friends that we have here. Why not make plans now to attend this year's reunion. I know that Susan and I are looking forward to it, and counting the days until our reunion is here. How about it folks, what do you think?

As you know in a few days the spring of 2005 will be here and that one inch of dust will be on Bill's golf clubs. Then he can dust them off and head for the links, and I can look forward to the flowers, and opening of the Weatherfun pool. Now all we have to do is get it to stop snowing up here in the Northeast.

Remember folks this is your newsletter. Please support it. If you have any weather related material why not send it in so that it can be included in the next monthly newsletter?

From all of us here in Warren, have a great month and please think SPRING.

JERRY LAROCHE

WEATHERFUN FOUNDER

February's Weather
  • 2nd-6th: Very mild to warm weather in the Upper Plains spread to the East Coast with many record High temperatures set.
  • 3rd: Heavy rain along the Gulf coast over the past 3 days made for flooding on many roads.
  • 4th: Several record High temperatures set in the Upper Plains.
  • 4th-5th: Record rainfall of over 6 inches in Hilo, Hawaii caused major flooding problems.
  • 7th-9th: Several record High temperatures continued in the East.
  • 9th: Up to 4 inches of snow in central and eastern Nebraska, causing several accidents that included one death and either closing or delaying the start of some schools Wednesday.
  • 10th-12th: Heavy rain in the SW caused flooding and mudslides with 2 deaths in California.
  • 12th: Several record High temperatures set in the Upper Plains.
  • 15th: Several record High temperatures set from the middle of the country to the East Coast.
  • 19th: Thunderstorms packing 60 mph wind gusts, soaking rain and nickel-size hail pounded already waterlogged Southern California closing major highways and threatening to set off mudslides.
  • 20th-21st: 5 to 6 inches of snow from the Midwest to southern New England with sleet and freezing rain further south made for difficult travel. At least one death on the roads was reported in the New York City area due to slick roads.
  • 21st: More heavy rain, thunderstorms and even 2 weak tornadoes pounded the California into the rest of the Southwest with heavy mountain snow. Flooding and mudslides continued to be a major problem. So far 6 deaths have occurred due to the weather.
  • 27th: Heavy rain in parts of Florida with severe thunderstorms and at least 2 tornadoes.
  • 28th: A storm moved up the East Coast dropping snow from Virginia to New England. Some areas got almost a foot, but most areas received 2-8 inches, which was less than forecast.

CAM OF THE MONTH
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MEMBER NEWS
  • Richard Foreman a long time member of WEATHERFUN and once webmaster, has return from his tour of duty in Iraq.



    We all are thrilled that he was able to do his tour and return safely. We're sure that when Richard has time he'll be posting to us from wherever he's now stationed.

    Once again Richard, we salute you on serving our country and have returned safely.

  • Congratulations to Grandpa Steve in Florida. Everyone is doind fine, except Steve is now feeling a little older
  • A Mini Reunion was held the weekend of the 18th, with Jerry and Susan flying down to Steve's area in Florida. They were joined for part of the time by Kristen and her family from Orange Park, FL. Everyone had a great time socializing, visiting the Zoo, and the Space Center. It sets the stage for the BIG Reunion later this year. Plans are now starting so you can look forward and share your ideas with the Planning Committee.

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN website, but most of all have fun with your weather.
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