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« Reply #450 on: November 29, 2019, 09:41:11 AM »
The freezing drizzle showed up early this morning.  We are not going to town today but we actually got a recording from the community emergency notice that the roads are black ice at present.

Our deck is dangerously slick this morning.  The stock water tank is working so far.  Temperatures in the high twenties and low thirties F this morning.  Forecast is 8 to 15" of snow with winds approaching 60 mph.  They are saying travel will be impossible on Saturday and that power outages are possible.  Ha!  They got the city folk scared to death already. 

We are ready if the worst shows up I guess. 
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« Reply #451 on: November 29, 2019, 09:46:38 AM »
I just threw the SUP on top of the car for a trip back to the river.  My nieces and nephew were kind of disappointed I didn't bring one yesterday.  Snorkeling gear and sunscreen?  Check.  Quick dry shorts and short sleeves for a beautiful Florida day.

Life is so hard...
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« Reply #452 on: November 29, 2019, 09:59:19 AM »
 :fire2:  I'll think about how much fun your having Tony.  Really I will.
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« Reply #453 on: November 29, 2019, 10:17:22 AM »
Bear in mind I grew up in IL and northern MN.  I know snow and cold.
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« Reply #454 on: November 29, 2019, 11:33:25 AM »
Yes you would.  Arizona by Tuesday would be nice, but I am married to this farm.
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« Reply #455 on: November 30, 2019, 01:10:12 PM »
Got about ten inches of snow last night, that's on top of the six we received the other day...tomorrow wind and lots of it...not good  :(....mid thru low forties all next week :shrug:
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« Reply #456 on: November 30, 2019, 02:17:47 PM »
We have a lot of snow, about 8" west of us in town where they measure the stuff.  Windy here too.  Drifts are about mid-thigh on me and the ice on the windshield of the skid steer was so thick I could not get it off.  I am staying indoors until tomorrow morning. 

You got a lot more than we did and I hope it doesn't flood there or here.
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« Reply #457 on: November 30, 2019, 04:55:47 PM »
We've been pretty lucky so far.....about 3-4'' of snow that has settled to about an inch because of the rain & freezing drizzle that has been pestering us since Thanksgiving Day. 

Really, it's not too bad. :rolleyes:
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« Reply #458 on: November 30, 2019, 05:19:39 PM »
 :lol: :lol:

Glad you ain't where we are.  10" I guess, wind drifts to 3 feet and a layer of ice underneath from the drizzle last night.  South Dakota, it ain't too bad, about a week a year.
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« Reply #459 on: November 30, 2019, 05:49:29 PM »
We've been luck so far as well.  No snow accumulation yet...............8 0 degrees today.

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« Reply #460 on: November 30, 2019, 05:56:22 PM »
 :soap:
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« Reply #461 on: November 30, 2019, 10:36:56 PM »
My corner of Montana is 5 degrees F right now.  Winter is here for sure, probably won't leave til May!

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« Reply #462 on: December 01, 2019, 11:46:43 AM »
It took three hours about to plow out to the county road.  I would guess about 12" here with drifts to 3' in the usual places.  A bit more than I thought yesterday.  My new snow blade on the skid steer works really well and eliminates all the dumping that went on with the regular bucket. 

I have some to still push in the farm yard but I am going to wait till a bit later today. 

Last night I looked out the bedroom window to see if the pines were in need of brushing off and this guy was in there eating them.  He had a doe with him.  It was cold and snowing hard so I left him to his eating. 

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« Reply #463 on: December 01, 2019, 03:31:14 PM »
I can't tell if that's Donner or Blitzen. :shrug:   
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« Reply #464 on: December 01, 2019, 06:17:41 PM »
 :-X  Me neither.  I think Blitzin is hanging in my neighbors barn so this is likely Donner.  It sure isn't Rudolph.
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« Reply #465 on: December 02, 2019, 09:24:02 AM »
I put socks on this morning...
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« Reply #466 on: December 02, 2019, 09:37:30 AM »
So did I.  It was 10 degrees but dead calm so it wasn't too bad.  The stock water tank was fine and it is supposed to get to about 43 F today.  I sure hope so then we can have mud.   :-X
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« Reply #467 on: December 02, 2019, 04:41:31 PM »
Got below 65* F here today. Started the first winter fire here in SW Florida and mixed up a little coffee with Irish Cream to warm the insides. Sitting here in sweat pants, sweat shirt, and thick comfy socks. Life is good.





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« Reply #468 on: December 02, 2019, 07:35:03 PM »
Well the bottom photo is familiar.  Especially this time of year.
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« Reply #469 on: December 03, 2019, 04:20:25 AM »
There was FROST on my car window this morning in North Florida.  Drove the wife to the airport for her flight back to Miami.  It was 33 here,  and 53 down there.  Winter is here. 

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« Reply #470 on: December 03, 2019, 06:25:32 AM »
Max decided he didn't have to pee that bad at 5 am.
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« Reply #471 on: December 03, 2019, 11:28:57 AM »
Max decided he didn't have to pee that bad at 5 am.

I did. :rolleyes:
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« Reply #472 on: December 03, 2019, 11:40:18 AM »
I guess I'm pretty lucky my ole man can ignore that morning pee.  I wish I could.
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« Reply #473 on: December 03, 2019, 02:14:41 PM »
Flowmax (brand name) Tamsulosin (generic) will change your life. Especially while camping. Getting a full nights sleep keeps you from falling asleep at the wheel and that can save your life. As they say on TV "Ask you doctor if it's right for you"

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« Reply #474 on: December 03, 2019, 02:43:53 PM »
Is this like a pee stopper?  'cause stopping up the stream isn't really on my list of things to do.
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« Reply #475 on: December 03, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
No, it's like a pee goer (is that a word?) It allows your bladder to more completely empty and therefore take longer to fill back up, During which time you get a full nights sleep. You no longer time your trips around gas stations and rest stops and you no longer look for the restroom location the first thing when you walk into a new unfamiliar store.

When you can sleep completely through the night, it makes the quality of your daytime waking hours so much better. And if your significant other talks about your snoring, it is not funny or humorous. Sleep apnea is a serious detriment to your heart health and quality of life. There are things that can improve it. There is no need to listen to me, but talk to your doctor and listen to what he or she says. It is important.

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« Reply #476 on: December 03, 2019, 03:04:35 PM »
Pete it was kind of a joke.  But I will look into it and pass it on to my buddies with pee bottles in their tents.
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« Reply #477 on: December 03, 2019, 05:15:21 PM »
Tamsulosin is something that cuts your getting up to pee down to a minimum.  Say once or twice a night instead of four times.  It has other side effects too.  One of them is ejaculate is eliminated in some men completely (my Dr. told me this  ;D).  Sort of a no fuss and no mess kind of thing.  Like all meds it ain't consistent in its results.
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« Reply #478 on: December 03, 2019, 08:01:00 PM »
What?! No more discussion about who sleeps on the wet spot?  (Visualizes kid hiding face in hands, saying "T.M.I. dad! T.M.I.!")
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Oh man, did this fall off the rails.

Talked to a friend of mine tonight that just moved to central California, she lamented about three days of rain and sprinkles. I invited her to move back to the Midwest but she demurred. Apparently freezing drizzle, blowing snow and waist deep drifts are no longer on her list of things to experience. Been there, done that, she says.

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« Reply #479 on: December 04, 2019, 06:19:50 PM »
Merely reporting what the Dr. said.  Your experience might vary.  Back to the weather.

Weather is a funny time in these parts.  Cold, windy, three foot drifts on a weekend followed by mud and water everywhere.  About the time it dries up here comes more snow.  Deer season ended on Sunday last and the weather was tough on those folks still out and about.  The graders were out on the country gravel roads on Tuesday and you can now drive in two and half miles of mud to get to the paved road.
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« Reply #480 on: December 14, 2019, 07:25:55 PM »
14 Dec. 2019 Argyle, MN.
     Apartment fire tonight. 5 departments responding. City water tower is out of water and they are hauling water from a nearby town. They are trying to break through the ice on the river to pump water from there but here's the kicker. It's -13*F. Everything wants to freeze up. Tonight is a true SHTF for some people in NW Minnesota. Grandson is on EMT duty as I'm sure every other EMT from the area is too. Frostbite will be on the long list. Right now the wind is just a gentle breeze moving the smoke off, but later tonight the winds will pick up and force the "Feels like" temperature down to -30*F. BRRRRRR!

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« Reply #481 on: December 14, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
     Daughter's house is about 75 yards from the fire, but protected from radiant heat by a row of homes and a garage. She texted me and said the fire crews had to give up the fight. Not enough water, manpower, temperatures putting the firefighters at risk. They're just keeping it from spreading and letting it burn itself out. Helluva Christmas season for the folks in that apartment building. 12 apartments, most with families. No word on casualties if any. Hope the best.

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« Reply #482 on: December 14, 2019, 08:08:18 PM »
Bad deal all around for everyone.  Hope no one died.  Tough time for folks who lost their place to live.

We are getting a soft snow and it looks like it will continue through the area most of the night.  Temperature at the moment is 19 F and should not drop below 10 F tonight. 

The NWS shows below zero temps in NE South Dakota and then all the way east into the western half of Minnesota.
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« Reply #483 on: December 15, 2019, 09:36:32 AM »
Everyone got out of the fire safely. No casualties from residents or fire crews. 10 surrounding fire departments responded but in the end it was a total loss. They deserve credit for a great effort and putting their men and equipment at risk in such horrendous conditions. Wind chills ended up at a -40*F before they were done. thiefriverfallsnews .com

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« Reply #484 on: December 15, 2019, 11:20:00 AM »
Pete, your story eminded me of a line from Johnny Horton's old hit, WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA, IT'S FORTY BELOW......not that bad here in northeast Nebraska, but still cold enough to keep out most of the fiffraff.  It got down into the single digits last night, but has rebounded to 18 above w/light snow during church this morning. O:-)
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« Reply #485 on: December 15, 2019, 12:08:15 PM »
gee at first i thought your were talking about a foley catheter.
as for the weather it's gettin nippy out here

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« Reply #486 on: December 15, 2019, 02:07:00 PM »
gee at first i thought your were talking about a foley catheter.
as for the weather it's gettin nippy out here

Mikey I've had a catheter in me once.  For 3 months (motorcycle accident).   I will be combative if they try to put another in me.

I'm 61.  I won't sleep through the night for many reasons (Not to be obtuse but maybe that's TMI).  I have vivid dreams.  That's quality REM sleep.  Something I have gone without for a long time in the past.  Getting up to pee once or twice isn't a big deal.
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« Reply #487 on: December 15, 2019, 06:32:40 PM »
Now that I got two new knees (two years ago) I can get out of bed without limping or looking for my cane in the dark.  Ezy Peasy but don't stub your toe on the bed leg.

We got 5" at our place last night but it was really light powder and I cleared the deck and sidewalk out to the farmyard with a push broom.  Temperature was in the low teens overnight and we got up to 34 F today.  It is close to warm enough when the wind is absent to build a fire and grill some sausages. 

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« Reply #488 on: December 15, 2019, 06:47:35 PM »
A wonderful night by the fire.  It was about 58 when I came inside.  Tomorrow and Tuesday will be around 80 during the day................ .sigh.

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« Reply #489 on: December 16, 2019, 09:13:44 AM »
High gonna be 80 today.
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« Reply #490 on: December 17, 2019, 06:13:07 AM »
better enjoy that warm weather while you can :fire2:

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« Reply #491 on: December 17, 2019, 06:44:14 AM »
I do!  Having a heeler exercise is a must.  Otherwise they get themselves in trouble.  So its out to the woods twice a day.  He loves cool weather.  Hates rain.
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« Reply #492 on: January 08, 2020, 09:53:25 PM »
Well it has been about twenty days since we discussed weather.  Things kind of calmed down around Christmas and while we have some temperatures in the thirties with high winds it was nothing to write home about.  Next week looks different around these parts.  Temperatures start dropping tomorrow night and by early next week we are supposed to see a high of 6 F and a low of -6 F.  It stays cold for a time.

The reservoir has frozen solid and it will stay that way for most of January and February if things go as usual in these parts.  No major snow in the next few days forecast but I suspect we will some by the end of the month.

Got out my canvas anorak and the thick wool hooded coat.  I am ready.   :tent:    :fire2:
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« Reply #493 on: January 08, 2020, 10:09:38 PM »
^Same here.....not quite as cold here, but when it gets below ZERO degrees Fahrenheit, accompanied by 15-35 mph zephyrs, it takes determination & grit to pump 20 gallons of gas into the empty pickup tank without going back to the coffee table for a warmup in the Yeti.  :coffee:

I know...... I should have filled it up yesterday when it was 40* and calm, but I am the master of procrastination.  :-[
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« Reply #494 on: January 09, 2020, 05:37:29 AM »
A little chilly here last night (had to wear socks out by my fire pit), but a warm up is coming.  Temps in the low 80's for a bit.  Glad I'm heading to the mountains for some camping next week.

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« Reply #495 on: January 09, 2020, 05:40:06 AM »
what's 80 degrees? hmm it's 6below without the wind.

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« Reply #496 on: January 09, 2020, 11:39:20 AM »
Well that snow is showing up tonight.  1 to 3 inches. 

I got wood though, the kind you burn.
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« Reply #497 on: January 10, 2020, 10:38:14 PM »
they lied.  We got 4" and they missed how cold it would get.  Driving home from town at 7:00 PM it was  minus 9 F.  I checked the stock water at 10:00 and the temp is up to minus 7.  Ain't windy though.  I think that is the coldest this winter.  This cold snap is supposed to stay around for at least the next week.  :P
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« Reply #498 on: January 10, 2020, 10:38:55 PM »
BRRRRRR! is right! Tonight Eastern North Dakota is dropping into the -20*F range. Tomorrow we'll warm up all the way to zero. Whoopee.

     When temperatures get like this, the trees freeze. As they contract and any remaining moisture in the tree trunk expands, they split internally, releasing a LOUD cracking noise similar to a gunshot. The sound reverberates through the cold dense air.  The snow squeaks under your footsteps lending a further sense of chill to the cold.
     If you are night hunting or on surveillance, a large expanse of snow, such as on a field or open meadow, contracts with the cold and falls. Hundreds of pounds of snow all falls at once. Maybe only small fraction of an inch but there is enough power to generate an almost sub-audible "Thump" that you can feel in your chest. Spooky until you figure out what it is.
     If you oil or grease your weapon and the temps drop into this -20*F range. Cycle your action to make sure the dang thing works once everything has cooled to the ambient temp. Nothing like having a chamber contract and pinch a round in place, or finding an extractor that won't extract. putting a piece of tape or the cut off finger of a latex glove over the muzzle will keep snow from entering the barrel and freezing in place. I don't know if if that's an issue or not. I personally always use the tape and have never experienced the excitement of a plugged barrel. 
    If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong now.
    Just thought I'd give a little sample of the fun we have up here while the guys in Florida are enjoying the campfire. I envy you guys and the only consolation I can take is "Well, there's no mosquitoes up here!"

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« Reply #499 on: January 11, 2020, 09:44:43 AM »
The moon of the popping trees will be here shortly.
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