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    It's always interesting to me to read these winter time discussions. In 1988 or 89 I facilitated a workshop at Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin and the day I arrived it snowed 18." I nearly iced over every time I looked out of a window.

    365 days in a year, and down here we get maybe 30 days a year when it's too cold or otherwise wet and miserable to ride. Other than that, the hardy can ride year around.

    Not that I would rub it in...
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    It was 4-5 degrees this morning west of St. Louis. Ice has formed on the trees from rain/mist over the past few days. Pretty cold this morning for this Texas boy visiting for the holidays!

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    Yeah.
    4-5 so far.
    More on the way.
    Little snow, big snow.
    Is like dust though, very powdery.
    Another 5-6 inches of lake effect overnight.
    14-16 inches on the ground total but man this is snow that is dying of thirst.
    Dry, dryer, driest.
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    -35 deg. C and all is frozen

    Got up this morning, -35 Celsius. With a wind chill of -45 deg. Now that is some cold. Tundra did not start (plugged in) but the old rav-4 not plugged in started and got me to work. Maybe these Tundras from Texas are rated for Texas winters ha ha ha!!! Another 4 months away to riding season......Meanwhile,,,.a lot of ice fishing will help getting us through winter.
    Happy trails rob.

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    Windy last night, blew that nice fluffy snow all over the place.
    Then it warmed up quite a bit, it's like 25 now.
    That nice fluffy snow got heavy, man!
    Anyway all trimmed up.
    3-5" due this evening, possibly more later.
    Then into the deep freeze we go.
    They've already had record cold in Wisconsin, should be an interesting wild card game in Green Bay.
    Bring it

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    Hoping to watch the opening round of this year's Supercross from Anaheim tonight. Maybe a little medicinal antifreeze to go along with it. Then watch the temps drop. Got the yard cleaned up from last night's winds, actually ran the big blower because the drifts were of the consistency of hard-packed sugar, and heavy.
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    Reports are that Greenbay will be at -7F for game tomorrow. Mpls. had sleet last night, teens today with some welcome sun for the cleanup, but by Monday the high temps will not exceed -15F.

    Which isn't that bad, back in the day we walked to school, ahem, and peddled papers all afternoon into the darkness at -20 below. Winter gits in yer blood and there is nothing more bracing than standing in a whiteout and then making it back indoors. Only been in a whiteout three times, two in the car, one walking. Couldn't see ten feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    actually ran the big blower because the drifts were of the consistency of hard-packed sugar, and heavy.
    I told you.
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    From Southern Ontario - Dec. 20th 2013 Ice Sorm

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    99% of the trees on our street had damage!

    Don't know how to flip image!!!
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    7 inches.
    That was a workout.
    Fortunately powder again.
    And maybe some more on the way.
    Get chores done then we can play.

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    A balmy -13F with snow this morning at my house. Might see -10 for a high.
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    Dang, that's cold! I know y'all love having Seasons, but seriously...

    Actually coldest here since the 80's...19F this morning and not out of freezing range for the next day or so, very rare. No snow or ice to deal with...other than the birdbaths frozen over and birds eying me

    I fired the wood stove up a few minutes ago for the first time in two years.
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    Shortly after my last post I heard some "back-up beepers" outside. Checking, I saw the utility company out in the large puddle in the street, apparent water main break in front of next door. I think I'll wait a bit for the water to freeze before going out. I really feel sorry got the guys having to work outside in these conditions. Makes me glad I was never a lineman, although I have been up in bucket trucks.
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    Checked the pipes at three AM, -25F. At six AM, it had warmed to -24F. Finally by nine AM, -20F. And it's sunny today. Even though the Brick's got some moly in the crankcase, plugged it in to be sure the block doesn't crack. It's definitely a trend. Scientists recently searching for melting ice under the cover of following Shackleton's footsteps were rudely awakened.

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