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Old 01-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #1001
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The sun is shining (huge faint factor for this calendar date) and it is lightly snowing in East Nowhere NY.
T minus 10 days until I go for my very first snowbirding venture to FL...
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:36 AM   #1002
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I was listening to WWOZ (New Orleans) through the magic of the Internet -- 6am Denver/7am NO.

Imagine my surprise to hear the temperature was 30 (same as here in Denver) with a predicted high today of 46 (same as here) and an overnight low in the mid 20s (same as predicted for us).
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:52 AM   #1003
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Imagine my surprise to hear the temperature was 30 (same as here in Denver) with a predicted high today of 46 (same as here) and an overnight low in the mid 20s (same as predicted for us).
It's currently 23 here in our little slice of central Texas.

We're probably looking at 16-18 overnight early Friday and Saturday mornings, and most mornings have been down into the 20s (and will be for close to another week at least).
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It's currently 23 here in our little slice of central Texas.

We're probably looking at 16-18 overnight early Friday and Saturday mornings, and most mornings have been down into the 20s (and will be for close to another week at least).
First it was too dry, then it was too hot, now it's too cold. You're a tough guy to please, eh?
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First it was too dry, then it was too hot, now it's too cold. You're a tough guy to please, eh?
I'm just hoping our heat pump doesn't break down from overuse. The poor hamster inside it has got to be really tired after the last month.
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Just back from walking the mutt in 20 degree temps. Not as bad as I would have thought, sun out and very little wind. Suppose to be like this all week. Looks like a good day to start reading a book. Winter time is the only time of the year I read much outside of internet forum boards.
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Just back from walking the mutt in 20 degree temps. Not as bad as I would have thought, sun out and very little wind. Suppose to be like this all week.
Yeah, that's the thing -- it gets cold enough to snow down here fairly frequently, but it usually only gets that cold on calm, clear days with dry air. If there's clouds, high winds or precipiation in the area, it rarely dips below freezing.
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It's currently 23 here in our little slice of central Texas.

We're probably looking at 16-18 overnight early Friday and Saturday mornings, and most mornings have been down into the 20s (and will be for close to another week at least).
And I'm down here (deep south Texas) complaining because it's 44 degrees out and we were cold during our walk. It's supposed to get to the low 30s overnight in a few days - same days as you list.

Thanks! You made me feel better!

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I'm working on my attitude toward winter. I bought spikes for my boots, so I can go easily and safely in the ice. I have Gor-tex parka, I have umbrella. I have sunglasses for glare, and a pack to put them in when it gets dark and rainy.

I get up well before first light, so whatever the day has to offer I am awake to accept.

This morning about 7:30, just getting light, a light rain and fog all around. I walked down to the QFC to get some eggs and a sweet onion to make an omelet. I admit I find it easier to be full of joy when the sun is shining, but fog and drizzle has its charm also.

I've had my omelet, so soon I'll head out again just to walk around and see what there is to see. Without winter, there could be no spring.

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I was listening to WWOZ (New Orleans) through the magic of the Internet -- 6am Denver/7am NO.

Imagine my surprise to hear the temperature was 30 (same as here in Denver) with a predicted high today of 46 (same as here) and an overnight low in the mid 20s (same as predicted for us).
Yes, it has been COLD here! We have winter weather and freeze warnings and it isn't supposed to warm up for a few days. (Edited to add: right now at 12:30 PM, it is still only 36 out there. Brrr! I think my mailman is playing hooky because he hasn't been by since Saturday, or maybe it was Thursday.)

Yesterday it was also dark and windy. I had planned to go to the grocery store, but procrastinated because of the weather. Today I had better go, because eventually it could get icy around here.

Since I am just getting over a chest cold, I turned up the heat to 77F. Not exactly LBYM in this weather, but it sure feels nice. I piled up the comforters on my bed and slept in until around 10:30 this morning, all nice and toasty warm.
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Winter is here also, I'm putting a yellow sticker on the door to remind me to wear a warmer coat and pack the gloves, hat and scarf. Staying on the sunny side of the street isn't enough in January.
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I'm working on my attitude toward winter. I bought spikes for my boots, so I can go easily and safely in the ice. I have Gor-tex parka, I have umbrella. I have sunglasses for glare, and a pack to put them in when it gets dark and rainy.

I get up well before first light, so whatever the day has to offer I am awake to accept. Without winter, there could be no spring.

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Sounds like you are doing well on your attitude toward winter. I still need to work on mine. Great attitude!
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Grey skies here, snowing, 23F and the snow is nesting. SW PA.
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Grey skies here, snowing, 23F and the snow is nesting. SW PA.
What does "the snow is nesting" mean? (I don't live in snow country so I have no clue). Does it mean that it forms the nest-like blobs in trees that you photographed?
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Newsflash - lake effect snow advisory for central NY

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 43.04N and Longitude 76.16W
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What does "the snow is nesting" mean? (I don't live in snow country so I have no clue). Does it mean that it forms the nest-like blobs in trees that you photographed?
An invented concept by yours truly. Look at the first picture it is a humming bird's nest, now cradling snow.
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Newsflash - lake effect snow advisory for central NY

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 43.04N and Longitude 76.16W
That definitely looks snowy!!

I looked up one of our four advisories, and it looks like temperatures are going to be in the teens and twenties here in New Orleans later this week. This is almost unheard of! Anyway, I am glad that I have cold weather gear (a nice warm hooded jacket and gloves, anyway) which I use when we visit Missouri sometimes.

I just went to the grocery store and although the sun was out, it was COLD...
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An invented concept by yours truly. Look at the first picture it is a humming bird's nest, now cradling snow.
Oh ok!! You're right, it DOES look like it is cradling snow.
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Since I am just getting over a chest cold, I turned up the heat to 77F. Not exactly LBYM in this weather, but it sure feels nice.
Hate to tell you this, but you sound like my mother.
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Hate to tell you this, but you sound like my mother.
Guess that's a common mother thing. My mom is generally very thrifty, but she has one spendthrift indulgence: cranking up the heat in the winter. When we visit her for Christmas it's almost stifling.
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