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post #1 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Another winter storm on the way

And we just had one yesterday. I am in western Wisconsin, while we didn't get walloped too badly here (I'm about an hour east of Minneapolis, we got about 6" of snow here), other areas in WI and MN, and out west, got clobbered with a foot, or more, of snow. And, now, I see, we have another storm marching east from the west coast, it is due to hit us Friday night, and into the weekend. Just in time for many travelers on their way home. Hope everyone stays safe if they are affected by it.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 03:06 AM
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Yep we are in a winter storm watch,if there right. We will be buried in snow with blowing & drifting.

Making my feed and bedding run tomorrow. Will be staying parked if we get this storm.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 07:21 AM
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Winter has arrived in all its glory...
The beauty only Mother Nature can give with fresh falling snow...
The peacefulness as it falls softly to Earth...

Prepare and be safe...
Although our weather in Florida not compare to yours with snow accumulation we do get winter storms and severe changes in temperature...ours are due here Sunday night through early next week too.
From mid 80's day to low 30's at night and sustained north winds is sudden and severe for us....
My horses have winter coats, but they will be sporting t/o sheets and my old guy his t/o blanket so he not have to burn calories staying warm...
I am in the fight of his life now trying to keep him with a layer of fat on him...not easy.
I see this year my guy sporting his blanket a lot more than the past years...hopefully we can get him through winter here not looking a sack of bones.

I digress...
Be safe, prepare now and hunker down and stay off the roads while dangerous.
...
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 08:12 AM
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It's official winter storm warning is up. 10 to 16 inch's of snow and strong winds. Starting tonight through Sunday at noon.

No sooner then roads get cleared off from last storm, here comes another one. Gonna be a long winter I'm afraid. 😣😫

Think I'll bring my horses in the barn for this one. Even though they are blanketed.

Everyone involved in this storm stay safe.
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 08:54 AM
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For once we're not getting it here in eastern Canada. Although I see something in the forecast for next Monday/Tuesday so maybe it's making its way to us. It is rather cold here though, with the wind making it go down to -14C. Not much we can do about it so we'll just deal with whatever comes our way! Hoping you all stay safe and warm.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-29-2019, 10:54 AM
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We've prepared as much as possible, I think.

Moved horses in closer. Put several days of hay near every spot where it will be needed. Checked and re-checked every tank, creek access, and stock pond. Moved machinery into the indoor arena so it can be plugged in easier (if we have power).

The wind is going to be moving the snow around. That's what makes guessing on preparations difficult.

I hope people either stay put or have the vehicles and skills to drive in the storm.

@Remali - I'm ready for spring, too. Though, yesterday a friend said he'd like spring except it's so close to the next winter.
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post #7 of 9 Old Yesterday, 11:16 AM
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We were supposed to travel to western Wisconsin for Thanksgiving on Saturday. That did not happen Mom and Dad and my brother's family had their Thanksgiving but those of us traveling in did not. I hope you all stayed safe over the weekend!
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post #8 of 9 Old Yesterday, 01:45 PM
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Where I live in California, we never get snow (although I really would like to get at least a few inches once in a while), but have been getting a lot of rain in the last week. But never any serious storms. Just the occasional rain/wind (PG&E insists on shutting off the power even when the wind is at 10MPH). I never used to dread storms like I do now, ever since we got horses (currently have 4). The temp. rarely gets below 30 degrees Fahrenheit (American girl and I use American measurements).
For those who get a lot the worst of storms, I hope you and your horses stay warm, safe, and dry.
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post #9 of 9 Old Yesterday, 09:34 PM
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@SilverMaple , I couldn't like you post - I am so sorry you missed Saturday with your family:(. Maybe Christmas?


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Where I live in California, we never get snow (although I really would like to get at least a few inches once in a while), but have been getting a lot of rain in the last week. But never any serious storms. Just the occasional rain/wind (PG&E insists on shutting off the power even when the wind is at 10MPH). I never used to dread storms like I do now, ever since we got horses (currently have 4). The temp. rarely gets below 30 degrees Fahrenheit (American girl and I use American measurements).
For those who get a lot the worst of storms, I hope you and your horses stay warm, safe, and dry.
I lived in SoCal (Riverside County) five years. My biggest fears were fire and not enough water. I was so glad to get back east of the Mississippi River.

My life has always been farms with acres of green grass and power failures that had nothing to do with someone deciding " it's for your own good". The majority of people can't afford generators big enough to run their homes.

PG&E certainly hasn't redeemed themselves from the debaucle Erin Brockovich brought to light, have they

We had non-accumulating snow around 5:00AM. Temps stayed in the high 30's all day and the all day winds were bitter. More like February, not December in southern Middle Tennessee.

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