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In the days before Hurricane Sandy struck we were all talking about the weather. But it doesn’t take a national disaster to trigger talk about atmospheric conditions.  Most of do and we do it a lot. A recent survey reveals we talk about it for a staggering six months out of our lives.

Surprisingly, women especially like to talk about the weather. They converse about it more than men do. It's an even more popular subject with gals than their love lives and gossip. Older folks love talking about the weather the most, doing it three times more than teens.

There is a saying that goes something like “everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it”  Seniors can’t alter the weather but they sure do believe they can predict it better than professional weather forecasters.

Weather is also big on the Twitter social networking Web site where there are a whopping 500,000 Tweets about it each day, according to the survey by England's Lloyd's TSB Insurance company.