It’s Snowing In Cleveland!!!

I’m not quite sure WHY this is news. After all, we live in northeast Ohio and it’s March. If you’ve lived here for more than six months this shouldn’t come as a shock. It’s winter. It snows. 

Snow in Cleveland

As they say, if you don’t like the weather in Cleveland, just wait two days and it’ll be totally different.

That’s Cleveland Baby

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And God Created The Midwest…

Got this as an email forward and thought it was share worthy.

And God created the Midwest…

On the sixth day, God turned to Archangel Gabriel and said, “Today I am going to create an area of land called The Midwest. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall hills and rolling plains full of game and eagles, beautiful sparkling lakes bountiful with bass and streams full of trout, forests full of deer and turkeys, valleys with fertile soil with an abundance nutrients to grow things, and rivers teaming with fish.”

God continued, “I shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants Midwesterners, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth.”

“But Lord,” asked Gabriel, “don’t you think you are being too generous to these Midwesterners??”

“Not really,” replied God.. “Just wait and see the winters I am going to give them!”

Cleveland Winter

Photo credit user thecount88

That’s Cleveland Baby!!!

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Rain Soaked East 4th

Doesn’t the rhyme talk about April showers bringing May flowers? What’s up with this rain for what seems like the entire month of June?!?!? Former Cleveland and current New York resident Mike Waterhouse returned to Cleveland recently and snapped this awesome shot of a rain soaked East 4th Street.

Photo credit: Mike Waterhouse via Facebook
Photo credit: Mike Waterhouse on Facebook

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Jeff Foxworthy On Cleveland

I’m not a huge fan of email forwards, but I got this one over the weekend and had to pass it along. I’m sure you’re familar with Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be A Redneck If” schitick. Here’s a Cleveland version…

Jeff Foxworthy Cleveland
Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for WSB Radio
  • If your Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in Cleveland
  • If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you live in Cleveland
  • If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Cleveland
  • If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in Cleveland
  • If”Vacation” means going anywhere south of I-80 for the weekend, you live in Cleveland
  • If you measure distance in hours, you live in Cleveland
  • If you have switched from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again you live in Cleveland
  • If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Cleveland
  • If you carry jumper cables in your car, and your wife knows how to use them, you live in Cleveland
  • If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Cleveland
  • If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph — you’re going 80 andeverybody is passing you, you live in Cleveland
  • If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Cleveland
  • If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in Cleveland
  • If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in Cleveland
  • If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly”, you live in Cleveland
  • If you actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your Cleveland friends & others, you live [or have lived] in Cleveland
  • If the name ‘Slyman’s’ makes yer mouth water…. you live in Cleveland!

NOTE: I’m not QUITE sure if this can actually be attributed to Foxworthy. The email foward that I received had Slyman’s spelled “Sliman’s” which calls things into question. That said, it’s a pretty accurate list.

That’s Cleveland Baby!!!

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A Year Of Weather In Cleveland At A Glance

The weather in Cleveland today is beautiful… it’s in the mid 50’s (56 on my phone right now) and the sun is shining.  Sadly, it doesn’t seem as if it’s going to last.  I just got an alert from the Weather Channel that’s telling me we’re under a Winter Storm Watch.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch…
4 to 6 inches of snow along with a glaze of ice. 15 to 25 MPH. 

A Year Of Weather In Cleveland
Photo courtesy @GirlFromThe216 on her FB page

Sadly as I’ve lived here for the better part of 30 years, this comes as no surprise to me.

Bundle up folks…

That’s Cleveland Baby

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Hoth Comes To Cleveland

Anyone that knows me even a little bit knows I’m a bit of a Star Wars nerd.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the blog but I ran across this image and I simply had to share it.  We’re going through our second arctic blast here in the last couple of weeks.  Would it shock ANYONE to see an AT-AT marching through Cleveland at this point?

AT AT Cleveland

Apologies to those readers who aren’t Star Wars fans cause if you aren’t you’ll have absolutely no idea what this image is.

That’s Hoth… er… Cleveland Baby!

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Proof We Have More Colors Than Just Gray

Wintertime in Cleveland can be downright dreary.  I’ve lived here for a long time so I try REALLY hard not to be the person complaining about the weather in Northeast Ohio.  After all… it’s CLEVELAND.  What did we expect?  This winter hasn’t even been that terrible with the exception of a couple of nasty snowstorms.  That said, I’m still super excited for Spring to hit this year.  It’s just been so gray for so long.

Luckily on my way to work the other day I saw a light at the end of the tunnel… Proof positive that here in Cleveland we do indeed have more that just 50 shades of gray.

No More Gray In Cleveland

Spring is coming!  Opening Day for the Indians is just around the corner and there WILL be a day when we see the sun shine again.  And I for one simply cannot wait.

That’s Cleveland Baby!!!

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White Out in February

As previously stated, the weather in Cleveland can be a bit um… sporadic at best. Today is one of those days when we’re on the “good lord it’s crappy out” side of the spectrum.  The morning drive was super difficult as we got hit with some lake effect snow and wind which produced this nice little white out.

A White Out In February

This pic was snapped (while essentially sitting still) on I-480 West during morning rush hour.  Man was THAT a fun commute.  I spose that’s what we get for living in Cleveland in February!

That’s Cleveland Baby!

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The Weather In Cleveland – All Seasons In a Single Day

It’s often been said that if you don’t like the weather in Cleveland, all you have to do is wait a little while.  This past week we had spring like sun, mist, rain, fog, snow and ice… all in a 24 hour period.

The Weather In Cleveland

This wouldn’t be nearly as funny if it wasn’t so true!

That’s Cleveland Baby!!!

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