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post #41 of 90 Old 01-24-2013, 03:55 PM
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............and all we ended up with yesterday was rain, sleet and yet more snow!
Not cold by any means but just a horrid dampness about it all.

Today was better - except that all the paths were skating rinks, the sun actually shone melting some of the snow thus ensuring that tomorrow all will be a skating rink again!
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post #42 of 90 Old 01-25-2013, 02:07 AM
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grumble. Grumble. GRUMBLE.

I work at the barn I board at. We clean stalls with a small John Deere with a manure spreader on it. Said tractor is parked in a quonset away from the actual barn. It was so cold last night that, despite being plugged in with a block heater, it wouldn't start. It was determined that both the diesel and oil gelled. My coworker pulled some valve (I am not versed the mechanics of this particular machine) and the diesel came out like hair gel. After sitting in the like 40F barn with the barn heater on it, then jumping the battery, we did eventually get it started an hour or so later.

Luckily, because everything has hit the fan this week, the two of us have turned into MacGuyver and managed to tow the tractor (sans spreader) into the barn, which was hilarious and I'm glad nobody drove by while I was using my entire 115lb body to try to turn the steering wheel while he's got an F150 driving diagonally trying to pull this thing on icy gravel.

Later, while filling buckets in the older, really-not-insulated part of the barn, the bars on the stalls were so cold that my wet glove stuck to them. Then when I went outside with those wet gloves, the wind froze them so quickly that I couldn't bend my hands.


..yep.
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post #43 of 90 Old 01-28-2013, 10:28 PM
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Had a couple days in the 30's! Woohoo!

Bad thing is that we are suppose to get 6-12" of snow and then back to the negative temps :(
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post #44 of 90 Old 01-28-2013, 10:38 PM
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Oh Joy!forecasts are saying windchill temps -36 to -41 Celsius Bundling up....
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post #45 of 90 Old 01-29-2013, 12:43 AM
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Oh Joy!forecasts are saying windchill temps -36 to -41 Celsius Bundling up....
Ugh, I know. We're getting severe wind chill warnings and temperature drops.
Didn't we JUST go through this? #%$@

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post #46 of 90 Old 01-29-2013, 01:23 AM
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Huh it's supposed to hit almost 60* tomorrow but be 13 or so by Friday. Fun stuff
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post #47 of 90 Old 01-29-2013, 09:53 AM
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Today's high here is 80 and tomorrow 82....
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post #48 of 90 Old 01-29-2013, 11:22 AM
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YAYYY! Windchill Warning, -45 right now.... beautiful day out but I feel like crawling in a hole and staying there till summer.

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Amp, when we're dealing with wicked cold, we don't need to read about tshirt weather. Mind you, weather like we've had sure makes us appreciate warmer temperatures. Your temps. Mean you have poisonous snake. None in my area, just the little garden variety.
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post #50 of 90 Old 01-29-2013, 07:53 PM
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Actually had a nice sunny day today!
Of course, I had to work but it was still nice seeing the sun through the windows.

It's 44°F (around 6°C, I believe)
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