The Cold Weather Is Here!

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 10:18 am

Me, too. Our overnight was 19* with a nasty wind chill. The Harman just kept humming along.


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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 12:04 pm

Well, here's what it's like on the hill as we speak--20*---PLUS
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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 12:16 pm

It's in the low teens here with 12 to 14" of snow, just had the snow blower out & made a path around the house for the dogs & to get snow weight off some schrubs. Still snowing & we still have Lake Effect Warnings but I had enough I,m sending it East before it runs out & my fellow coal burners don't get any, no need to thank me it's just the kind of guy I am. :lol:

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Post Mon. Feb. 20, 2012 7:31 pm

It was around 41° here today with a wind chill. They are calling for low to mid 50* Wednesday-Friday here. This weather is crazy.

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Post Mon. Feb. 20, 2012 8:10 pm

Sans for the exception of about 5 or 6 cold days (not blistering cold, just cold) we really haven't even had a winter around where I live in Ohio. The "heating degree days" are lagging by about 930 here vs. the historical norm. In a normal year December has about 1,100 heating degree days, so that's almost the equivalent of tossing the entire month of December's cold temperatures right out of the winter season. I've never seen anything like this.

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Post Wed. Feb. 22, 2012 1:16 pm

lsayre wrote:Sans for the exception of about 5 or 6 cold days (not blistering cold, just cold) we really haven't even had a winter around where I live in Ohio. The "heating degree days" are lagging by about 930 here vs. the historical norm. In a normal year December has about 1,100 heating degree days, so that's almost the equivalent of tossing the entire month of December's cold temperatures right out of the winter season. I've never seen anything like this.
Same here in Jersey. We've had some cold days. One or two of which were were below 0. But for the most parts the average has been about 40º.

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Post Wed. Feb. 22, 2012 4:34 pm

As they say here in upstate NY "wait 5 minutes and the weather will change" . Earlier today it was 48* and sunny now at 4:30 it is 40* and raining and tonight we are expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow and tomorrow back to near 50*. :taz:

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Post Sun. Feb. 26, 2012 7:17 am

Last night ended up being one of the coldest nights we have had this winter...12 degrees and the wind blasted us all night. My ash tub in the EFM was overflowing this morning and made a nice mess.


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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 9:41 am

...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 7:31 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:
:shock: I haven't even turned the circuit for the furnace on. I also still don't have the stove ready.

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 8:50 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:
I wont lie friend... I hit the button about 4 am this morning myself :oops: waaaayyyyy tooo damn early to be thinking of firing up the Harman

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:20 pm

Crazy weather :!:
TONIGHT

Scattered
Showers
Low: 59 °F
TUESDAY

Heavy
Rain
High: 75 °F
TUESDAY
NIGHT

Heavy
Rain
Low: 58 °F
WEDNESDAY

Chance
Showers
High: 69 °F
WEDNESDAY
NIGHT

Partly
Cloudy
Low: 44 °F
THURSDAY

Mostly
Sunny
High: 71 °F

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:33 pm

You know why it's gonna rain tomorrow? Because I've put off doing the barn roof for 6 years now ... and TOMORROW was the day I was supposed to start doing it. :mad: Figures!

Hey! Don't touch that dial! It's too early for that crap, dammit!! :fear: :eek2: :fear:

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:37 pm

There's never enough time...or money.

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:39 pm

I hear that!


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