Re: Cold

Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:22 pm

Boss Hog wrote:cold as a well diggers butt in Va the next 2 days , wind chills to 20 below zero tonight and until 3 pm tomorrow

Aw, c'mon Boss!! I was hoping once I leave this huge freezer called Michigan, I could count on getting some better (aka WARMER & calmer!) weather when I head to the Waller!!

Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:28 am

In January of 1977 the Ohio River froze solid from the Ohio shore to the Kentucky shore at Cincinnati. People spent the entire day walking across it. The Coast Guard estimated the ice to be 8-12 inches thick. The average temperature that month was about 12 degrees. The coldest day was 25 degrees below zero and that was actual temperature. The wind chill was 50 below. Rosanne and I had just gotten married the month before and we moved into a mobile home in mid January. a few days later the furnace quit and everything froze up. Fortunately we still had the lease on my apartment two more weeks. We slept on cots at the apartment for over a week with little other furniture until we could replace the toilet and some broken lines in the mobile home.

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Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:45 am

-19°F at my farm, with a wind chill of -47°F. Dogs are inside (and on the bed), the horse is inside, the chickens are inside, the trucks and tractor are inside, everyone & everything is inside. Brr...

Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:12 am

Art, I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Here in western central Va. (Shenandoah Valley ) we hit the donut hole (0) at 5:15 am this morning. Our high today is projected to be 15 , the wind did lay overnight, both the wood stove and furnace are cranking heavy this morning.

Berlin

Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:25 am

Safe travels Cecil and Priscilla (and the pups) we are standing by to plug in your RV and socialize over some of Miss Paula's vegetable soup etc for supper. I'll meet you at I 81 exit 240.

Berlin

Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:17 am

15 below here this morning. That's air temperature, not wind chill. :D

Re: Cold

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:47 am

Heat wave here, 11 degrees!
Ed