Shocked!

Woo - Is the weekend really over?

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Have to love mountain weather.  We had snow storm after snow storm throughout January, but then February has been fairly light – a few days of nothing followed by 3-4 inches of snow and then more nothing.  That may sound terrific to a lot of you still digging out from the recent storms (that missed us).  Here is the problem.  We are under our first Fire Weather Watch of the year.  Strong winds, low humidity, and a relative lack of snow for this month have combined to create a dangerous situation.  No precipitation in sight until the end of the week, so we will just have to hope and hold on.

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A very Happy Valentines Day to all of our readers!

26 Comments

  1. Holly & Khady on February 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Wow, it sure did dry up fast! We are having a meltdown here. It was 62 on Sunday! Our yard is turning into a swamp!

    We hope you get some snow soon!

    Holly & Khady

  2. Lorenza on February 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  3. siku marie on February 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    People unfamiliar always wonder how places with so much snow can be under fire danger after the melt; we experience that here. Sending White Dog hopes for gentle nurturing Spring rains.

    Happy Valentine’s Day! May your hearts be filled with love and joy!

  4. Ryker on February 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    That could make for a really Hot Valentines Day!

  5. gus, louie and callie on February 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Oh no we have our paws cross that no fires will start. Happy Valentines day to all of you too..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. Huffle Mawson on February 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    We live under a daily fire watch at this time of year, so I know how you feel.

  7. Shawnee the Shepherd on February 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I found a BUG flying around in Delaware yesterday. Crazy, I tell you!

  8. Kari on February 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    We are hoping with you!

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

  9. The Army of Four on February 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, don’t worry, you guys! I hear there’s another weekend coming our way soon!
    Happy Valentine’s Day – and I owe you all a big THANK YOU! (See my Valentine’s Day post!)
    Play bows,
    Zim

  10. The OP Pack on February 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    The weekends go by way too fast, don’t they? Paws crossed for some moisture, preferably snow, to come your way soon. Stay safe.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you from all of us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

  11. Biloxi on February 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day TH!!!!!
    We can’t believe da weekend’s all over too. We prefur maw to stays home wid us.

    Husky kisses,
    Biloxi

  12. Khyra on February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Paws khrossed fur some moisture to reduce the khoncerns –

    I’ll try not to wave my FT as much too –

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  13. rottrover on February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    And here I thought you’d caught The Herd gambling!

  14. jack & moo on February 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day from us to the whole herd! Just’ don’t do no candlelight dinners or romantic fires… just sayin’.

    jack & moo

  15. Anna the GSD on February 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Uh oh! That’s not good! Stay safe!!

  16. LizzyBean on February 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy Valentines, Friends! We have all paws and fingers crossed for some wet and/or snowy weather for you — fire watches are not good. We get wildfires where we live too, when it is windy and dry.

  17. MAXMOM on February 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hey there Herd…
    Do keep safe. It seems unbelievable that you are under a fire warning…phew!
    And by the way….Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here in South Africa!
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SA

  18. HUSKYS RULE on February 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Hope ya’ll get a special treat today…Our Hu-mom made us heart shaped peanut butter treats…YUM-YUM!!!! Hope you get some rain soon in your area so there will be no forest fires.
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  19. Stumpy and cyndi on February 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Weekend? I remember hearing something about those a few years ago…

    A fire watch, this time of year, cannot bode well for the rest of the year! We’ll be hoping you see some more precipitation!

    Happy tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  20. Terri Jacobson on February 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I personally am ready to fire weather.com and get somebody new to manage the weather.

    They have really screwed up this year.

  21. KB on February 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    That is shocking.

    Amazingly, we actually had a small wildfire in our area in January. We live on the north-facing side of a canyon which holds snow. On the other side of the canyon, just a couple of miles away, we can see brown grass when we are wading through snow. The Forest Circus (my fave nickname for them) decided to do a controlled burn over there in the dry grass on a windy day. You guessed it – it got out of control. Crazy. I hope nothing like that happens near you.

  22. priscilla on February 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Hope you all have a sweet lovey dovey Valentine’s Day!
    Paws crossed and have a safe weather!

  23. Houndstooth on February 14, 2011 at 7:07 am

    It seems crazy that you could have fire warnings already. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!

    Kiska and Q, I’m as shocked as you are!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! 🙂

  24. Khumbu on February 14, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Wooo Happy Valentines day to you all.

    Stay safe in the strange winter fire watch. Lets hope you get some precipitation soon.

  25. Kess & Her Mama on February 14, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Yeah…my human dad is always amazed at how quickly the weekend flies. Hope that you’ll get some rain/snow so that you can get off the Fire Watch.

    Happy Valentines day to all of you.

  26. Pepsi on February 14, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to efurryone in your furmaily!

    I’ll keep my paws crossed fur you that the weather doesn’t turn nasty.

    Woofs,
    Pepsi

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