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Topic: its winter here - or is it ?
Posted By: A square 10
Subject: its winter here - or is it ?
Date Posted: January 10 2018 at 10:52pm
we went below zero F here just before christmas - ran 14 days straight , a near record if not one for that period of time , usually later jan or feb , low was around -25 here , worse north -think it hit -35 or more in those areas , so last week this time it started warming -above zero to start then up into +30s over the weekend and into +40s today , 

my sump pump was running a couple times tonight , WTF it normally only runs at melt off/frost out spring or if it rains for a really long time in summer , im on sand by the river - takes the water really well normally , got all the snow and ice off my walks this evening and had an outdoor fire to burn boxes and such from christmas , 

now i hear rain on the roof ? 

its supposed to go back below zero overnight and stay for the next week - but first rain then snow , tomorrows drive to work will be fun - snow on ice makes for unpredictable rush hour traffic , i am ready for spring already , and its 2-3 months off , 

hope youall are having better 



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Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 3:36am
Over here we have been missing out on the moisture. It is to the point we really do need it so hopefully we get some good spring rains this year. The cold though... Just been brutal, same as what you have been seeing. Nice warmup the last few days but we are supposed to get back down to -20 over the weekend. Can't complain too much though, my old truck has been starting like a champ in the cold so all is good so far.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 4:25am
Same here A SQ..went into deep freeze for couple weeks straight. Even set records. Cabin got below minus 39 C, but here in the "Banana Belt"(aka: Niagara) we flirted around minus 30 down to minus 35 C. It went from there to PLUS 9 C over night & is supposed to get warmer today...& rain.
Friday night thru Saturday, they are predicting FRANKENSTORM. Falling temps, turning rain to sleet, followed by a heavy dose of snow & back into deep freeze. (I'm getting too old for this)

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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 5:05am
You guys should try dealing with the cold here in Phoenix, Arizona. I had to put a jacket on over my tank top the other day. It rained two days ago and I had to wear my Levi's and a pair of Justin boots instead of my shorts an tennis shoes. It's in the mid sixties right now.
No measurable snow fall up north in Flagstaff this year either. I've lived here for fifty years now and I believe that this is the warmest winter we've had to date...


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 6:17am
Goosic, I feel your pain. Living in Manitoba, our temperatures are just inverted Phoenix temps!! Snow is just cold sand!


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 6:56am
For us lifer Phoenicians,it actually sucks about these warmer temperatures. Typically,around late November we get our first snowfall two hours north of us in Flagstaff. Nothing. The lowest temperature so far in Phoenix was 36 and even that went away as quickly as it came. Four hours later it was in the high sixties,and by noon it was 82. If you've ever watched the Christmas show,"A Year Without Santa Claus." We here in Phoenix are represented as Southtown U.S.A. ...


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 7:03am
My brother and sister in law from Calgary have a condo in Phoenix and have been Snowbirds for many years. He's a ranked IPSIC shooter and loves the range facilities down there.


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 9:56am
-2C here and lightly snowing. I'm retired so I don't have to drive to work. My supplies are full and have enough beer to last...uh,well...gee I better go get some more just in case snowmaggedon arrives! Up to 30 centimeters expected before night fall tonight January 11/18 then flurries with an arctic front dropping down into the valley I live in. Freezing rain a definite possibility. Last week we had a 62 hour power outage due to freezing rain and snow accumulating on tree branches which in turn downed many power lines in the area. Had my new 6500 watt generator running the whole time to keep me and the fur babies warm and fed and with light. Good thing the big propane tank was almost full so the fireplace kept running. I also had my hunting camp stove going for coffee in the morning. I put an extra blanket on the bed like usual this time of year. Last year at this time we got 4 feet of snow in two days! I have a metal roof so when the stuff started to melt during the day the snow started to slip off the roof slowly but at night when it froze again the snow stopped in my gutters and in the morning I heard a huge crash...it was the gutters all ripping off! That cost a few bucks to replace. Aaahhh, winter, don't you just love it?!

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 1:28pm
2:30 PM it had risen to 65F!! What a meteric rise in temperature. People were out walking their dogs in T shirts.
Misty rain has started now, & temps are slowly falling back down again, but we aren't "supposed" to go lower than minus 5 C. We're being told to prepare for FRANKENSTORM starting tomorrow afternoon lasting thru Saturday.
Canuck: try putting a "gutter-helmut" on your eave troughs. (I assume you have snow-brakes). If it melts slow, it will drain thru but if it lets go fast - it should slide right over the gutter-helmet. FWIW

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 3:17pm
No snow brakes yet but planning on getting them. Gutter-Helmet...hhmmm I'll look into those as well. See, the thing is, we haven't had this kind of snow fall amounts for many many years in this area. If this weather pattern continues in the future I most certainly will be prepared. Thank you for those ideas, I will pursue them with vigor.

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 3:25pm
Stockpile more beer! Have lots of fuel and hole up till it's all over! I kind of envy you...


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 3:32pm
Honkytonk, my mother was born and raised near St. Boniface, MB in a little whistle stop named St. Claude. She told me of the severe weather there and I have pictures she saved of those winter weather events. Brutal winters there!

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 3:35pm
I can actually see the Mason-Dixon line if I look North from my man cave window!

Mrs Wifey is outraged that we get snow, sleet, & ice storms & so on in the winter, living "In The South".
LOL




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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 4:16pm
Canuck. I've been to St Claude. Very nice area. As I speak, me and the wife are bundling up to go for our 1/2 evening walk, regardless of weather. (I think it's currently pushing -40 with the wind!) I'm retired now, but being an outdoor worker all my life on the prairies, I always said " you can dress for the cold, you can't undress for the heat". Also, another one that keeps us going " what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." I suspect I'm not luring any of our southern neighbors to move up north!


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 4:57pm
Small world eh?!! I love the prairies. Northern Pike fishing....heaven!

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 6:04pm
Just got back from the 1/2 hr walk. Brisk, to say the least! -38C with the wind! Brewing up a cuppa and going to read my favorite book... and old Hodgson reloading manual. I'm thinking of working up a load for my new (to me) Parker Hale using a box of old CIL 215 gr. Open sites, should be a pretty good bush gun! Even at 1900-2000 fps I suspect it'll leave a mark on Bambi next season.


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 8:36pm
Right on! My Parker Hale .303's. The #1/MK3 model has a carbine barrel factory ordered that way. Both are in mint condition.

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 9:16pm
OK , back below zero [-8] now with wicked wind chills as it kicked to over 30mph today , hard to believe we were nearly 60 degrees warmer and it was muggie , dead calm and misting 24 hours ago when i was burning boxes on the fire ring down by the river , 

have i mentioned i hate winter these days of my life ? walk was wet but clear last night when i turned in - inch of snow over frozen ice now , last night the sump pump was running [never before in january] today the furnace is running non-stop , 

so much for the success of taxing global warming to control the weather [climate change] still think the government can control mother nature with a little [lot] more money ? ?? ??? ????




Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 9:39pm

I sold this a long time ago. It was my first attempt at making my own Parker Hale rifle. I bought the Sile stock,the Sterling 7.62 magazine,the 7.62 barrel,7.62 extractor,and the Parker Hale scope mount and rings from Numrich Gun Parts. I regret ever selling it.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 5:44am
Goosic and Canuck, three very fine examples of PH Enfields!!


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:38am
Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

2:30 PM it had risen to 65F!! What a meteric rise in temperature. People were out walking their dogs in T shirts.
 
 
You should have taken a picture of that, Hoadie!
 
Never seen a dog in a teeshirt....
 
Wink


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:43am
oh man..open yer eyes! They sell doggie t shirts @ pet smart!!

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 8:54am
Originally posted by Pukka Bundook Pukka Bundook wrote:

Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

2:30 PM it had risen to 65F!! What a meteric rise in temperature. People were out walking their dogs in T shirts.
 
 
You should have taken a picture of that, Hoadie!
 
Never seen a dog in a teeshirt....
 
Wink

Easy fix its a dog in a T shirt!Star
https://www.blessthisstuff.com/imagens/stuff/img_the_mountain_dog_t_shirts_4.jpg

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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 6:54am
Shamu,
 
Now that's a Good one!
 
 
Hoadie,
I maybe should have said I'd never seen a dog in a teeshirt in This Weather.....  Expect them to be wearing winter woollies...  :-)


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 7:08am
Well, they are now, again! went from plus 12 C to minus 20C (w/o windchill) in 4 hrs. During the warm spell, we had rain - lots of it. When the temps went down that turned to freezing rain, then ice..then snow..& blew it all round. Came out of the north. My front door is facing north. It is completely frozen shut. Can't open from inside or out.
Methinks I'll go to the beer store & get enuf to wait it all out.

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 8:07am
I just ran out to the garage to start the wife's truck. -32C, -42C with the wind. Global warming, where are you???


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:22am
Snow in the AM, 70 degrees in the afternoon & snow again overnight.
"Just like an English Summer" (If you don't like the weather just wait, it'll change in 5 minutes anyway)!


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:23am
I have a theory that the "Rodeo Song" was written for folks on the prairies in winter.

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:26am
I believe that song is Manitoba's National Anthem!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:28am
Yep! All Hosers identuify with it.

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 11:46am
Hey Hoadie....I resemble that remark! lol

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 12:20pm
Actually, Hosers is a term of endearment for Canadians!! Bob and Doug McKenzie, eh?? Also, remember, the only official branch of the world wide military, to my knowledge, that still officially uses the Lee Enfield, which we all worship, is our very own Northern Rangers!! They live in this weather all the time! Man, these women and men are tough! God help the Ruskies if they come over from the north!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 2:39pm
The Ruskies would send their own "Eskimo" tribe people. We're on a par there..but they don't got ENFIELDS!

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 7:56pm
really - why not , if the ruskies come they were propped up by us , lets hit them with what we have - oh yea thats what will happen , we still have nearly every countrys arm in our assorted collections and yes we have ammo , 

as japan once observed of america [our candaian cousins included even tho their laws are more restrictive ] there is a rifle behind every blade of grass , and no matter how our media might portray us we are not idiots with firearms , MANY OF US ARE MARKSMAN, WITH THE RIGHT TOOL , just sayin , 

oh and that blade of grass might be a bloc of ice these days 


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 8:54pm
The Rangers have just changed over to (or are in the process of changing over to) the Colt something or other, a Finnish design rifle, but our threat comes not from Rusky North but from a group much worse,
They spend a lot of time in Ottawa....  


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 10:55pm
hmmmm , ive never been there so im assuming im not your threat , government types leap to mind - we share that , as do much of the rest of the world - its why there are so many 'refugees' their government stinks and makes their country unlivable - gotta go somewhere that has less problemsome government ,

we get some of that , these days a lot of that , our government used to enforce our laws , now they just want to make criminals of the honest citizens that work and pay taxes , trying to change that but not holding out much hope for permanent change , 

i bought an 1851 navy colt and an 1860 army colt this weekend , both black powder so they will ship direct [even tho they are modern versions they are still antiques] to my door , there was a time i could have had an enfield shipped direct to my door when i was younger , the country was younger , i thought i was smart then , now i am and think im still learning , i had hoped the country had gotten smarter - silly me , it is an incentive to get smarter [learn something new every day] just so you know where everything is at in life , 

sorry bout the soap box , sometimes age gets the better of me ...im still above ground and ill give in when i read my obituary in the paper , 

side note - i outlived my grandfather that retired at 65 and died a year later , id like to outlive my father that made it to 76 , but id most like to outlive my mother that made 86 and died on jan 9th one day before her birthday , i swear she didnt want that extra year added to her obituary , i on the other hand - at this point in time - want to add whatever good time i can , 

now im really rambling - sorry 

LIFE IS GOOD 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 14 2018 at 5:08am
A SQ: I have come to note that people are born & die alphabetically.(If you don't believe that, pick up a newspaper - any newspaper. Go to the "hatched, matched & dispatched" section) See?! All alphabetically.

So, if you want to live a long life, figure out what time of day (or night) the reaper comes for the "S" people..& hide (like under the bed etc.) Problem solved!

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 14 2018 at 5:00pm
that sounds good - think ill keep that in mind 


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 14 2018 at 5:19pm
I am so upset.

My last name is almost at the start of the alphabet.

One day I heard a knock on the door and when I opened it was Death standing there.

I looked at him and he looked at me. Next Death looked at his watch, then in his book of death dates.

Them he ask my a question, " Are you a friend of Hoadie"?

Yes I said I was.

Death gave me the middle finger and said " no way am I going to be seen with you".

Next he just turned and walked away.

Thanks Hoadie!?

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