Ugh, Snow

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    I did read the replies and know what temps are usually in the southern states, I was simply saying that it's still better than the sub zero temps of other states @Cody Fousnaugh.
     
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  2. Cody Fousnaugh

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    It may be better to the younger folks, but to older ones, like us, this weather is awful. You don't live here and that definitely makes a difference. I can totally understand the sub zero weather in northern states, because that's the kind of winter weather they can have. We had that sub zero weather when we lived in Colorado. It's expected. But not here. Heck, I just brought our coat rack, with winter coats on it, out to the side of our dining room area. We never eat in the dining room. Thing is, a "winter coat rack" here in Florida.........who would ever think they'd need one? Sure glad we never got rid of the winter coats we wore in Colorado.
     
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    What I'm trying to say is this year is not the norm, many states that never get snow got some.

    You may have a warm winter next year...you can't expect your weather to be the same or perfect all the time.

    We've had a few hard freeze nights this year and that's not the norm but can happen.

    People that are in agriculture have to hustle and light torches or whatever they do to keep the crops from freezing.


    I'm also speaking in general terms not your situation.
     
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    Also, it's only 38 degrees right now in Fresno at 7:25 am. I'll be going out to the store in an hour and I don't need a winter coat...in fact I don't even own one...left mine at my son's house in Illinois because that the only place I need it.

    Since I don't walk to the store it's not that far from the car to the store to need a winter coat.

    You say you grew up on a farm and was a cowboy/rancher/rodeo star and you need a winter coat in 47 degrees??

    I can do without and I'm a spoiled skinny city gal.

    Time for a break for me from here...
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Ok, let's not get started now. 38 degrees to you might not be cold, but to us it is. Yes, I grew up on a farm, but just how many years ago was that.........in the mid/late 60's when I was a teen, not closing in on 69 years old. I was never a rancher, but did meet some. I was never a rodeo star, but did meet many. Actually, have no idea where you thought I was a rancher and/or rodeo star.

    You don't mind freezing your bod off, that's entirely up to you, but for us, we like staying warm. Or, as the old saying goes........"to each their own", which I don't always agree with.

    Many who move to Florida, isn't what they think it is and leave. The winters are necessarily mild and warm, two reasons why people want to move here, and then find out differently. Summers are hot and humid, with always the possibility of a Tropical Storm or Hurricane hitting.

    Let's NOT continue to argue about this weather. It's COLD here and we don't like it.
     
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    One last word and I'm finished with this topic...

    What if when you move to the colder climates and they have an extra cold winter and two winter coats aren't enough and you're stuck in the apt for days or weeks and in the meantime Florida is having a great winter and is 80?

    I can understand wanting to move but not because you had to wear a winter coat for a few days in 47 degrees.

    The reality is never what you remember or imagine....
     
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    BECAUSE, this cold weather hasn't just been a few days! All next week, day and night, will be very cold..........definitely below average for this time of year.

    Actually, I really wish some of these folks who are complaining about the cold they are having, and live in the south, would come to my rescue. Guess I have another darn good reason to leave this forum for good.

    BYE!!
     
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    I bet that it's cold now @Cody Fousnaugh but that's not the norm is what I'm saying.

    Yes, others who live in the south now are probably cold too but I don't think that they'll be wanting to move north where it's even colder.

    2 weeks out of the year is tolerable.

    I hate the heat in Fresno and it lasts 5 months and some years are worse than others so maybe that's why I enjoy the 47 degree temps so much.
     
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    @Ken Anderson can ban me if he wants but I just want to add you sound like a big baby complaining about the 47 degrees in Florida.

    Move to bitter cold Wyoming ...I doubt you'll be happy there either...things aren't the same anywhere Anymore...good luck!

    You want to move to freezing weather just to wear your cowboy hat and boots....that's not enough reason in my view.
     
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    I know I went over the line in my last post Cody but you just set me off with things you say.
     
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    I have shoveled snow in flip-flops, shorts, and a tee-shirt, and I regularly go to the store with flip-flops or clogs, and a tee-shirt. We have a heater in the car and the walk from the car to the store and back isn't long enough to require dressing up like an Eskimo.

    Weather has always fluctuated from year to year. In Michigan, I can remember getting the first snow as early as August or as late as January. Some years we'd get a ton of snow, others not so much. Same with the temperatures.
     
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    We are northeast of Birmingham, @Frank Sanoica . We watched the snow storm coming through on the radar, and they had said we could also get snow; but we didn’t (thankfully), althoughwe still got the cold everyone else did. We were right on the edge of the snowline, and the heavier snow was further south than us, which seems strange, but that was how it went. Even further south than Birmingham got snow, as well as some parts of Southern Texas.
    Right now, it is just above freezing here (39) and then we head into the colder days as we get into January, predicted 20-30’s in the day and lower teens at night. I am going to get Evelyn today and make a last run to Kroger for bread, cream for my coffee, and stuff like that, and then we are going to stay tucked in over the holiday weekend. We usually do that anyway, just because of all of the drunk drivers on New Years; but this year, the cold will keep us at home and inside as well.

    It does seem to me like we are having more of the cold weather, and for a longer period of time than we usually have here; but I think that we thought the same thing last winter. Even so, I am glad that we are here, and not up north where below zero weather is the norm. It might not be perfect here, either; but I am still grateful to be where I am.
     
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  13. Ken Anderson

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    I have noticed during my years in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas that people would dress up in winter-like clothing when the temperatures dropped below seventy.
     
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    We in NC do get some very cold temperatures but not usually this early. Mostly, it's late January and February. And it's normally just a couple of days at a time. Maybe this time the ground is cold enough and we'll get some snow and it will stick. Then I can get some winter pictures to show @Holly Saunders. :D
     
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    Twenty degrees here. It was fifteen this morning. The forecast is for seven degrees tonight. And we got snow. Ugh.
     
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    It is 25 here right now, and 12 with the wind chill factor. The wind is coming straight out of the north and blowing hard. Supposed to be 13 for the low and -1 with the wind chill, according to the latest forecast on the Weather channel app.
    We will definitely be letting the water drip in the kitchen (on the north side of the house), and probably I will have my side of the electric blanket turned on, too.
    I put a light blanket over the back door to help stop the cold from coming in, and the dogs are only going out for a few minutes at a time.
    Tomorrow is supposed to be even colder, and stay cold for the whole next week.
     
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    This is our low from several winters ago. I don't remember it ever being that cold before they say it has.

    Winter temp.jpg
     
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    They're giving us 100% chance of snow on Thursday, but they've lowered the estimated 12-14 inches down to 5-8 inches, so we might get two or three.
     
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    The snow has started. They have been talking about this storm as if it were just this side of Armageddon, so I am pretty sure that I am going to die today... that is, unless I can get Michelle to shovel.
     
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    Leave Michele alone...pay some kid. :)

    Also, the real Armageddon will be when Fresno gets snow. :)
     
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    In fact I just read this today, our mountains don't ha e any snow either which is bad for the ski business and all others that get a lot of people going to see snow.

    Also won't get the melt off on the spring that's so crucial.

    Hopefully it changes..

    http://abc30.com/weather/first-snow-measurement-of-the-year-brings-disappointing-results/2857461/


    And Shaver Lake is the closet to me and where I would go with my ex sometimes to see snow in the winter.

    http://abc30.com/weather/no-snow-at-shaver-has-businesses-concerned/2857957/
     
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    We got a guesstimated 2 inches of snow from this storm, @Ken Anderson. They got a lot more down near the coast. That is unusual. We normally get a lot and they get only a dusting, if any. There were people using surf boards to snow sled in Wilmington. It looked like fun. :D I don't know how much y'all will get but get ready, it's coming!

    My son came over before the snow started and asked it I needed anything from the grocery store . I told him that I had stocked up on bread and milk. He asked me if I was going to make a milk sandwich. :D:D:D:D
     
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    I think we're past the worst of it. Although it's supposed to continue snowing tonight, it stopped a couple of hours ago and all we seem to have right now is blowing snow because it's windy. It was a hurricane but hurricanes aren't as horrific as the name might imply, although I suppose they can be. It's hard to tell how many inches we got because the wind was blowing so hard it was drifting in places. One side of the car was up to the middle of the door, while the other side was bare ground.

    I just came back from shoveling. If my snow blower were working, I would have just left it for the morning but if I am going to have to dig us out, I wanted to do it while it was still fluffy and light. Otherwise, it might freeze to a crust overnight. Even if it doesn't snow anymore, I'll have to shovel again in the morning because of the wind, but at least I will have made a start on it. Certainly, the town is going to block my driveway in with the plow. We have someone who will plow us out tomorrow but I have to be able to get the car out of the driveway first, so I still have to shovel.

    Overall, even if it were to continue to snow all night, the storm wouldn't be nearly so bad as to account for all the fuss they made over it.
     
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    Okay, we survived. We did get a little more now during the night, but not much. I shoveled our car out wearing short pants and a tee-shirt, although that was probably a nutty thing to do since it wasn't "that" warm out. It's 10 degrees, but it feels like a nice day, bright and sunny, and it's not snowing.

    The plow guy came through and got the rest of our driveway. I still have a path to our oil tank and to the compost area to do, but I might hire someone to shovel that.
     
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    It's funny how each of our bodies react to the cold temperatures differently. :)
     
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