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BRRRRR!
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:30:39 PM »
Western South Dakota finally got some serious cold settle in.  As I write this it is a -10F and snowing.  We are headed for about -13 tonight, -15 tomorrow night, and single digit minus on Monday.  Then it starts a slow climb into highs in the mid 20's and low 30's.  Our cattle are in good shelter and have lots of feed and lick barrels so they will be okay.

On the the plus side we only got about 3" of snow and the wind has stayed pretty low all day. 

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 05:51:19 PM »
we have similar levels of cold (5-10 degrees warmer) in Ks -- but no snow to make it more bearable.  :(

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 05:53:31 PM »
Central FL is 50 with no wind.
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 05:59:42 PM »
Yeah, we got -30 up north of me about 30 miles. About -7 here today. No wind. Had a lot of layers on and was comfortable out working on the tractor.

Got a foot of snow and looks like another 6 inches in the last four hours. More coming Monday night too.

We got the wood stove cranking and the furnace still kicked on, set at 72*F.
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 06:12:32 PM »
It's not too bad here in northeast Nebraska right now, but the real chill starts Sunday and overnight into Monday morning when they're predicting lows of -24.  :fire2:

The weather dude on TV said it's much warmer now in Murdo, Antarctica, Barrow, Alaska and some city that I forgot the name of in Siberia. :coffee:
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 06:33:29 PM »
Had to put on socks with my flip flops.

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 06:48:58 PM »
Had to put on socks with my flip flops.

 :fire2:  I don't even own a pair of flip flops but could use them two, maybe three, times a year.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 07:04:33 PM »
24 below tonite the other day it was 37below
been shoving wood in the stove all day it seems.
funny thing is winter is just getting started,
i feel it's going tobe a long one.
for history look up the great blizzard of 1880-81
in the dakota territory.

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 08:48:08 PM »
Here it might get to zero, up into the thirties during this snap. Not too bad.

The cold can be uncomfortable at times, but that's how life goes. To me, there are few things better than the feeling you get from working outside in the cold, and coming in to a nice warm house. If there's a fire it's even better. It's a special kind of tired, there should be a name for it.
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 05:21:56 AM »
weather guys says 21F here in North Florida Friday.  For me, that's BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »
Here it might get to zero, up into the thirties during this snap. Not too bad.

The cold can be uncomfortable at times, but that's how life goes. To me, there are few things better than the feeling you get from working outside in the cold, and coming in to a nice warm house. If there's a fire it's even better. It's a special kind of tired, there should be a name for it.

Yeah, I know that feeling. I think it's called exhaustion...
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 12:58:28 PM »
Had to put on socks with my flip flops.
About the closest I get to flip-flops are my pile-lined RealTree camo Crocs.   NOBODY wants to see MY toenails!  If I'd have lived back in Jeremiah Johnson's time, my toenails would probably have ended up in Chris Lapp's necklace collection! :shocked: :doh:
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 01:09:27 PM »
I went out about noon today to run the vehicles.
an all three were dead as posts. I just got done charging up the van it's running now, so in a minute
going to gharge up the tahoe, when it's done then the tractor.
last night and this morning was damm cold, funny thing winter is just starting. oh boy.

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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 01:12:39 PM »
Here it might get to zero, up into the thirties during this snap. Not too bad.

The cold can be uncomfortable at times, but that's how life goes. To me, there are few things better than the feeling you get from working outside in the cold, and coming in to a nice warm house. If there's a fire it's even better. It's a special kind of tired, there should be a name for it.

Yeah, I know that feeling. I think it's called exhaustion...

+2 on that, XJ!

-15F last night. 24" of snow since Christmas, 8" Friday night alone.

I was going to start a "Winter of 2017" thread, but I'll just rant here instead.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 01:59:38 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 02:51:05 PM »
Agreed!   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2017, 03:32:58 PM »
 :rofl: We old pharts kinda' remind me of old dogs that come in from the cold all gimped up and chewing at ice-balls between our toe pads while watching the exuberant young pups rolling, diving and and jumping through the new powder. ;D
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 04:43:18 PM »
It went up to a minus 5 F and now has sunk back to a -10 F.  It is headed further down tonight into the mid-teens. 

The good news is the cows seem pretty happy, the stock tank heaters are doing their work, and the wind isn't blowing. 
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Re: BRRRRR!
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2017, 05:32:27 PM »
The weather-dudes are still sticking to their earlier predictions of an air temperature of -24 for tonight, but with the attendant 13 mph wind-chill factor, it will seem like -45.   The former recorded low for tonight is -20, so we are likely to break a low temperature record. :banana:

Tomorrow is Heather & my 30th wedding anniversary.....gre at 'cuddling' weather. >:D   

Thirty years of wedded bliss! :-* :-*

Mostly. :shrug:

For ME anyway!  :lol:
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2017, 05:40:08 PM »
Happy Anniversary. 
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2017, 06:34:08 PM »
:rofl: We old pharts kinda' remind me of old dogs that come in from the cold all gimped up and chewing at ice-balls between our toe pads while watching the exuberant young pups rolling, diving and and jumping through the new powder. ;D

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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 08:47:27 AM »

 It's been unusually cold for my area since the week before Christmas,  day time temps in the lower twenties and dipping to the minus single numbers overnight,  we've also had a lot of wind which really drops it down with wind chills,  but last night my wife pointed out some of the temps in the western and mid western states going down to -40 and I felt guilty for complaining about our mild zero temps.
 The up side is we've only gotten a few inches of snow so far (knock on wood) and as of today there's only about eight more weeks of hard winter left until the warmer March winds bring in the Spring. 
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2018, 08:55:39 AM »
We got to a balmy -25 F last night with no snow and no wind to speak of.  At 7:00 AM it was still -24 F but the cattle were all in the sheds and the water didn't freeze.  This should be the end of this current cold snap and over the next few days we will climb above freezing for a week of so.  Hurrah!
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2018, 10:03:01 AM »
We've ranged from +15F to -15F since Christmas.  I have about 4" of ice on my mobile's flat roof under about 9" of compact snow, and already sprung 4 leaks.  I'm not a happy camper.
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2018, 10:04:57 AM »
We took my sister-in-law to the airport @ 4AM to catch a 6AM flight in -24 temps this morning.  It's now 11AM and since they couldn't de-ice the plane in those conditions, she has been waiting in the terminal since 5AM.  We just now got a text message from her saying they are still unable to get the plane de-iced, so we have to drive back down to get her.......that means getting up @ 4AM again tomorrow morning to make another stab at it! :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

Man, I love winter!!! :pissed:
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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 10:42:03 AM »
Practice makes perfect. :sarcasm: