Winter arrived.



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  • Will that snow stick or melt off @orkan ?

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  • It's 25 degrees and it's been cold enough to keep the ground cold for a while... so it's hanging around until the sun comes out.



  • I’m jealous, it’s 84 degrees and still stepping on snakes here.



  • We got a little

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    It’s cold.



  • Dang! Mom found a baby diamondback in her bedroom yesterday and another on the front porch this morning. Still in the 90s here and deer season is open. Got to be quick when skinning a deer to get it done and inside before the flies discover you.



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    Ahhh it’s back! With 55 Noh gusts and 25 mph constant winds.

    That pivot is less then a quarter mile away.



  • @rhyno
    We are supposed to be kissing eighty degrees here today and sometime tomorrow it's supposed to drop forty degrees with an eighty percent chance of rain. There will be two thousand car wrecks in Houston tomorrow if it does.



  • Wearing shorts and a tee shirt today.



  • @bigfoot said:

    @rhyno
    We are supposed to be kissing eighty degrees here today and sometime tomorrow it's supposed to drop forty degrees with an eighty percent chance of rain. There will be two thousand car wrecks in Houston tomorrow if it does.

    Ain't that the truth....I moved up to College Station (outskirts) and damn sure don't regret it...



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  • Cold here last night and today. Its only like 65 right now.



  • @norcal_in_az said:

    Cold here last night and today. Its only like 65 right now.

    Winter is here also; going down to 57 tonight!
    Had to wear t shirts all week long in the a.m.



  • Had a high of 56 today, the warmest day this week. Been hovering in the mid 30's this week and expecting snow this weekend.



  • It’s a Mississippi blizzard. This is the most snow I’ve ever seen here at home. Kids had a blast
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  • hahaha!

    Looks like they are having tons of fun!



  • Man, that's the good fluffy stuff, I'm sure it was a blast! How long will that stick around? Looks like about 4-6" of the white stuff.



  • Well that was this morning about 7:00, it’s still below freezing so it hasn’t started melting away yet. It was close to 6 inches. Usally any little bit of snow we may get is gone by the end of the day. Hope this sticks around a few days anyway.



  • The snow made it all the way down here to Texas. It's not too often you see snow and a Gulf Boat in the same picture. It's all gone now and turned into mud.

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  • Go home Jet stream, you're drunk.



  • @brittel said:

    Go home Jet stream, you're drunk.

    hahahaha



  • Winter is back on the Gulf Coast, at least for a couple of days. The front kicked in about three this morning and by seven it was already freezing. I moved my diesel truck under the roof of the front of my shop and plugged the heater in. Rain and sleet falling now but we might get some snow later and school is cancelled. I went to our single grocery store last evening and the meat counter was bare as well as the tortilla rack and bread section. Worse than a hurricane event down here. I have two more small cabinets to build to finish a kitchen job and it's a crisp forty degrees in the shop, guess I will suck it up and finish. At least I'm not out on a oyster boat trying to scratch up a dollar. Been there done that.



  • @bigfoot said:

    I have two more small cabinets to build to finish a kitchen job and it's a crisp forty degrees in the shop, guess I will suck it up and finish.

    40 would be balmy! I wanted to stain and poly a small quantity of Poplar trim in my garage recently. Mfg recommends 60 and above. I figured I would see what happens when it was sub zero!



  • Past couple days have been around -10 with windchill well below. This morning is around -9 and luckily without much for wind.

    I was reading about how 40 is crisp thinking how I would want to be in shorts if it was that nice out and kind-of laughing to myself. I then realized some Canadians and people from parts of Alaska reading what I wrote would be thinking the same thing.

    I love our temperature swings, but no matter what part of the country you're from, a 30+ degree temperature drop in a short amount of time will turn just about everyone into "wussies". 40 degrees would seem really cold if you're used to 70. We tend to drop a bit harder than that here though, went from around 30s to -24 in a day or two recently. That was rough.



  • @brittel
    I don’t see how yal function in -24 degrees. It’s 17 right now and I’m boarded up like hibernating bear.



  • I field dress deer in a long sleeve t-shirt. -10 to -24. That's a whole different kinda cold. Man your ballistics tables must be all over the place with those temperature swings.



  • @martino1 said:

    I field dress deer in a long sleeve t-shirt in 40 degree weather.....-10 to -24. That's a whole different kinda cold. Man your ballistics tables must be all over the place with those temperature swings.



  • Where are you deer hunting when it's -24?



  • The Mexican ice skating rink (I-35) is open for business! 25 degrees with sleet and freezing rain. They’ve declared a winter storm emergency and shut everything down. We were going to Austin to an appointment this morning and the ditches were filled with totaled pickups. VA was closed so went home. A pickup ahead of us made a hard right on a straight, dry stretch then barrel rolled into the bar ditch. I vacuum packed last weekends deer. Balmy for you Dakota boys but my T-shirt isn’t warm enough for this.



  • It’s positive temps again, which means sandals:
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    No, I don’t stay outside too long in them, but a 5-10 minute run to the barn & back happens quite frequently. Hehe



  • @gash said:

    It’s positive temps again, which means sandals:
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    No, I don’t stay outside too long in them, but a 5-10 minute run to the barn & back happens quite frequently. Hehe

    Your way tougher than me haha.



  • @orkan said:

    Where are you deer hunting when it's -24?

    check out next post corrected. 40 degree. Took 2 calls in the middle of a post.

    Don't think I was in -24 actual temp. Wind chill possibly but I guarantee I wouldn't be field dressing any thing in -24. I remember hunting in single digits and 15-20mph wind about 10-12 years ago in North Central PA. Last 7-8 years no noticeable snow during 1st 2 weeks of gun where I hunt in SW PA.

    I feel for you guys that have to deal with that REAL COLD weather and not the 20-40 degree stuff.



  • Once it gets below zero, it's pretty much all the same until it gets -40 or colder. Then things start freezing that shouldn't be freezing.



  • Not a record setter here but close. Woke up to 21 degrees and chill factor of 11 so like my daddy used to say " colder than a well diggers ass". No power from 11 am yesterday until 4 am this morning so we slept in my tiny living room with the propane fireplace for heat. I turn it on for about thirty minutes and it keeps the house warm for a couple of hours. I imagine we will have a fish kill but nothing like back in the early eighties, that was something to see. The New Years freeze caught a bunch of sea turtles in a shallow bay east of here that got our Parks and Wildlife people in a frenzy. They actually rescued over a hundred of them and took them to an aquarium facility to thaw them out. The eighties freeze trapped porpoises in that same bay and they had people out in air boats breaking the ice so the dang things could surface to breathe. Salt water will freeze, I was a witness to that. The following couple of years after that big fish kill was the best shrimping and crabbing seasons I ever had. The fish came right back but our oyster reefs took a couple of years to recover. It's hard to believe a north wind could drain hundreds of square miles of inland bays. I mean down to mud bottom and pile fish up like cord wood on the beaches. Of course the law makers jump in for a bunch of new laws but in the end nature prevails. I watched the Houston news for a few minutes and they started naming off how many car wrecks that were fatalities from either crashing into eighteen wheelers or people leaving their cars after a crash and getting run over by cars that were out of control to drunks running road blocks, amazing. I can just imagine I-35 from Austin to San Antonio, bet it looks like a junkyard this morning. One more day of this and then back to normal, rainy and 70 degrees.



  • @bigfoot
    It was 6 with a wind chill of -3 here in Mississippi this morning. I don’t ever remember it being this cold!



  • Read last night that parts of Siberia Russia got to around -80 degrees yesterday, possibly as cold as close to -85 but they’re not for sure because thermometers were breaking.

    It’s been cold here in Nebraska for awhile so I haven’t done much shooting, just with my pistol and AR in the cold. Not much snow but cold cold cold.

    The water in my house froze the other day when the pump house heater went out, that’s always fun.



  • Yeah well its 73 degrees and partly sunny in South Fla. We're supposed to get to the upper 40s as a low at night later this week if that makes any of you feel better.

    While I cant walk out my back door and shoot, I guess being warmer most of the year is some consolation.



  • @martino1 said:

    Yeah well its 73 degrees and partly sunny in South Fla. We're supposed to get to the upper 40s as a low at night later this week if that makes any of you feel better.

    While I cant walk out my back door and shoot, I guess being warmer most of the year is some consolation.

    I'd rather it be -100 year round than live there, or any place like it.


 

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