02-21-2015, 04:44 AM
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The much touted Siberian Express has arrived in SE NH. It was minus 11 F  at 7 AM.
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Not the coldest temp this winter. As the pic shows - no wind so it really is not that bad.

You can tell it is very cold without a thermometer. I stepped outside with the dogs and my nose hairs froze instantly - A sure sign of frigid temps. The other sign is "squeaky" snow. When I or the dogs walk on the snow it squeaks. Normally the snow muffles your foot falls but when very cold it squeaks. 

So has the Siberian Express effected you?

Phil

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 02-21-2015, 05:14 AM
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  • BobH
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We are at -9.4F at the moment with the wind chill factor it feels like -23.8F.  Been plugging in the cars block heater for a couple of hours prior to starting it. The city has advised us to run a tap continuously till further notice to avoid having the city water line freeze as the frost is going deeper. It is warmer today than in the past week.

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 02-21-2015, 05:17 AM
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  • Rufus
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We were about the same here yesterday morning with a temperature of -12*F (-24*C).  This morning it's warmer at +12*F (-11*C), but it's snowing.

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 02-21-2015, 05:28 AM
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It's will start arriving clear down here mid day today...expecting sleet and freezing rain tomorrow night and Monday. Will be around 60* today then dropping. 43* tomorrow and only 30* on Monday. 
I don't mind if it gets cold (for us  Angel) but I don't like seeing freezing rain and sleet.

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 02-21-2015, 07:14 AM
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I live in Central Florida but it did get down to a hot 32 degrees but my Brother In Law who lives in Saratoga NY has been getting temperatures well below zero and with the wind chill as much as -50 below which is Siberian weather. 

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 02-21-2015, 09:04 AM
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  • Barrylu
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60 to almost 70 degree sunny weather here in the PNW

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 02-21-2015, 12:32 PM
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It was -8 this morning. As it warmed up during the day (25°F)  the wind also increased so the higher temp' can't be felt. Now it's clouding over and snow and possibly sleet and rain is expected tonight and into tomorrow. The hatches are battened down and we're going to stay inside as much as possible. But of course we have done that for much of February. It's the coldest February on record. Our rooster died, he had frostbite pretty badly on his comb and wattles and even though I bought a Sweeter Heater for him it was too late. One of the hens is molting and she looks very cold. It's  a very bad time of the year to molt. I hope she knows about the Sweeter Heater and spends her time under it. Other than providing it, I can't do more.

I know exactly what you mean by squeaky snow Phil. But it's been that way all of February. I'm looking forward to some days when the snow doesn't squeak.

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 02-21-2015, 02:33 PM
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(02-21-2015, 09:04 AM)Barrylu Wrote: 60 to almost 70 degree sunny weather here in the PNW

Same as Barry, here, in Vancouver! Warmest winter we have had! Sorry, gents and good luck!  Blush

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 02-22-2015, 02:12 PM
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(02-21-2015, 02:33 PM)celestino Wrote:
(02-21-2015, 09:04 AM)Barrylu Wrote: 60 to almost 70 degree sunny weather here in the PNW

Same as Barry, here, in Vancouver! Warmest winter we have had! Sorry, gents and good luck!  Blush

Okay guys, no more bragging and gloating. Biggrin  We've had the coldest winter and it's not over yet: it was -2*C/28*F this afternoon and tomorrow morning it's forecast to be. -25*C/-13*F and this is without the the windchill.  Go figure. Huh

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 02-22-2015, 07:45 PM
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guess I don't get to chime in. town name says it all sweet home

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 02-23-2015, 10:55 AM
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-2°F (-19°C) this morning at the school bus stop, the rubbish I do for our two boys...

Currently it is a barmy warm 14°F (-10°C) Firedevil

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 02-23-2015, 02:24 PM
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The sun is barely down below the horizon and it's already -3°F with high winds.

Edit: just shy of midnight and last I looked it was -11.

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 02-23-2015, 04:20 PM
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Had freezing rain and sleet here, not good for this area with little removal equipment. 

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 02-24-2015, 05:46 AM
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(02-23-2015, 04:20 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Had freezing rain and sleet here, not good for this area with little removal equipment. 

I can sympathise with you having livid in Houston for 10 years.  The dreaded hard freezes and ice/sleet storms left the city in chaos.  I remember being in San Antonio in either January 1985 or 1986 and being stranded there overnight due to an unexpected snow storm, which brought the city to a grinding halt until late afternoon the following day. I managed to get a room in the Mansion Del Norte, but all that was open was the lounge/bar; it could  have been worse.

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 02-24-2015, 11:56 AM
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Ice is always the pits Bowhnter, even where removal equipment is plentiful. When any speed on 4 tires is too fast there are few options... One is chains on all 4 tires, BTDT. Another is staying off of the roads. The key to the 2nd option is realizing that there is no shame in making the decision to not destroy yourself, others, and the vehicle. We know how to drive on it up here, but even so, that doesn't factor in the moron who doesn't. It isn't unusual for many folks to just stay home under those conditions. The downside is huge and the upside doesn't pay for the high possibility downside.

Last night it was -20°F (actual) when I went to bed. I have no idea what the wind chill took it down to.

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 02-24-2015, 04:04 PM
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Yep agree. People try to drive way too fast when they get out in this...we just stay home.

-20, it's been several years since I have had to endure that!

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 02-24-2015, 05:26 PM
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Been a tough winter. Heard today there was snow on the ground in 48 states

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 02-24-2015, 07:24 PM
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  • robk
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-1° f at dawn, rising to a near tropical 20° by afternoon. The population of icicles grows in number and in length. They are pretty to look (from indoors).

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 02-25-2015, 07:19 PM
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Wow!! I really feel for you frozen folks. Its been unbearably miserable in ny/li as well. Im sooo tired of frozen mounds of filthy black ice. It'll likely be around till April! More snow soon for us i hear... Those poor folks in the Boston area... they must be reeling from the snowy onslaught. Good luck, all! 
Cheers

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 02-26-2015, 04:41 AM
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According to our local weather station we haven't had a day above freezing, 32*F/0*C, for over a month.  I'm flying to the Rockies (Banff and Lake Louise) this morning, but they've had much warmer than normal temperatures for the past month.  I just hope the snow conditions are good; they should be at the higher elevations.

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