Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by us56456712, Jan 27, 2019.
I'm not going to 'like' -11'F
5 degrees in ICT Monday morning, 8 this morning, warm by comparison to UP.
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7F and 26 mph winds and snowing, in other words a blizzard. Too cold to do anything outside for me, the wind hurts my face.
This is why when Florida family brag about the mild winter weather from their nicer houses that cost less than half as much as up here built atop porous limestone in hurricane alley, I say the winters aren't that bad at all. And then I swallow my jealousy over their long boating seasons.
I truly empathize with you...post after post...That kind of cold lowers productivity to a crawl. It's not fun anymore. Hope you have a wonderful summer is all I can add.
This type of climate, black flies and hardly any sun year round keeps the riff raft out.
Yet again I'm woken by plow trucks! It's March.
I can't imagine living in Siberia. Bugs aren't fun either.
Every Winter is different, but this one With record cold, winds and snow pack seems worse than usual.
I'm in almost same boat as us56456712 cause I can't get in my shed or back garage do to ice and snow. The horses make trails around the pastures and they are hard packed and very walk able, but if you step off the trail you sink down maybe 2 feet and stop immediately. Dangerous if you loose balance, feels like you could break a leg and tricky to extricate yourself. Saw a deer licking road salt off the hwy near our farm 2 days ago while walking. Car came up and spooked it, it jumped into the ditch to flee and stopped dead, all 4 legs immobilized in the chest deep snow the plows have piled up in the ditch. The car stopped to watch the deer somehow get moving and flee, but slowly. I have to think the deer population will take quite a hit this year.
I hear you Dutchess, and see truly catastrophic tornadoes, fire storms and flooding on the news. I know things could be much worse. Hope we have enough hay for horses and firewood. Now nearby cities are running low on road salt and looks like at least 2 more snow/ice storms coming in next 10 day forecast!
-11. The DNR is predicting that 40% of the deer herd will perish this winter. If the snow lasts longer than average it could be 60%. I will run out of firewood for the first time. They don't bother salting or sanding our roads, it's always a sheet of ice. If they do sand, it's a token amount on the inside curve so cars don't slide into the other lane. The outside lane cars slide into the ditch or woods. A lot of road closures this winter while they dig out from blizzards.
Around here only main roads salted. Took cat to vet couple of days ago, must drive super cautious on glare ice. Looks like a coffee can of sand spread around at every stop sign. When county roads get salted, its a thin band down the center line so a game of chicken hugging dry pavement with 2 wheels as long as possible till the salt gets spread around. Not as windy, and sunny. Temp of 29 now, Didn't need my old USAF parka today for chores this morning.
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize the time change was coming.
-1F. Could the cold be ending? Still to cold to work on bikes.
Edit: it's now -2F, still warmer than it's been in a long time.
Supposed to be a sunny 30 deg day today. Hope to get the Diesel pickup dug out and running and get a load of firewood. Gotta Tarp it when I get home tho, cause due to get 6" heavy snow with 30 mph winds starting about 36 hours from now.
I remember getting a taste of this kind of stuff growing up in Ohio.
Reading this makes me feel less homesick since moving to NC. I solute y'all's steadfastness in dealing with nature's nastiness.
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+8F, finally heading in the right direction.
+24 and snowing, 4 inches so far. Spring is here!
34F, warm enough in my shop attic to work on bikes. I can't use my electric lift yet as there is too much snow under it. I have some bikes that need to be raised into the attic so I can work on them. I think I can get them up there in another month. The cold has finally broken, and it looks like it will be warmer for the next 10 days.
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