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November 2003

"November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear"

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

For the month of November, Temperatures Will Be Average with Precipitation below Average.

Weather Watch: Fair and cool (1,2,3,4) with showers or light rain (5,6,7. Fair and cool again (8,9,10,11,12) with rain or snow (13,14,15); fair and cool (16,17,18,19) with more rain or snow (20,21,22). Again, fair and cool temperatures (23,24,25,26), turning partly cloudy and not as cold (27,28,29).
Rain or snow ends the month (30)

Tornado Watch: The Almanack predicts no tornados for November, 2003.

Full Moon: November's Full Moon Occurs on the 8th and Has Been Known as the Dying Grass MOON or Falling Leaf Moon because frost has killed the grass and the last leaves are falling from the trees.

Special Notes: Our new 2004 edition should be available at your favorite newsstand. You can also get find it now at your local Barnes & Noble, too. Enjoy our humble publication in the traditional way, with its familiar and distinctive red and white cover or, consider the new CD-ROM version for a unique and interactive almanac experience. If you cannot find it, simply go to our newly designed website, and order either one (or both!). And also consider our 3-year subscription offer, too!

Holidays: Be sure to take the time to remember our many veterans on Veteran's Day, November 11th, 2003. Reflect on their ultimate sacrifice and renew the pledge to never take for granted the liberty we all enjoy because of them. Enjoy this Thanksgiving season with loved ones and remember all of the things that we are thankful for in our daily lives. Visit for holiday recipes and creative turkey leftover ideas.

The Garden: Don't put away the rake until all of the leaves and pine needles have fallen to the ground. Even though lawns rest in winter, they still need all the winter sunlight they can get. Also, take the time to organize, clean, and sharpen your garden tools. Keep them from underfoot, cleaned, and sharpened and they will be ready to go come spring. And don't forget the lawn mower. Drain the gas tank, change the oil, check the spark plug for wear, and sharpen those blades!

John Gruber's Thoughts on Today's Living:  "Well done can often ruin a good piece of meat but never a piece of work"

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