And so... Winter begins.

Twisted_Metal

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The Solstice was yesterday and days will be getting longer but I can't wait for Spring!

It was -12 degrees this morning (15 MPH wind made it feel MUCH worse) and I had to go clear the driveway this evening for the fourth time in a week.
Shoveling the deck is going to wait for a little warmer weather.

It's going to be a white Christmas for sure! (This stuff isn't going anywhere for a while.)

Folks in the Midwest and out East... Stay warm and safe this Christmas weekend.

This is some serious cold!


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muscl car

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Stay safe and stay warm Terry !!

I'm just seeing the first part of this Artic cold front here in Middle Tennessee with strong winds and light rain . Weather reports saying it'll start snowing within the hour and temps plummeting fast . Temps will be as low 5deg by midnight tonight
 

danbrennan

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Not much snow in Oklahoma? Maybe because there is not a lot of water. Here in Michigan we get a lot of what they call "lake effect" snow, from the Great lakes. And of course Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 lakes.
 

BillyDean7173

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We're in Central Texas, just northeast of Austin. Took the 73Z out for a drive yesterday. It was about 54 degrees. Today was about the same temp till noon. Then it dropped like a rock. 6:30PM CST, sun is down and it's 22 degrees. Temp may drop to 12 and wind chill to 6. No snow. This sucks.
 

muscl car

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Talked to a friend of mine earlier today who lives in Montana ... They're are seeing temps of -34 degrees below 0 and have seen feels like temps of -54 degrees Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!
 

danbrennan

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We currently have a lot of the green blob, with a little of the yellow blob, hanging over us. Lots of the blue blob coming at us.

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Gary S

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Winter here started in mid-November this year. An early storm came though here and dumped 2 feet of snow. After that, it stayed cold so the snow didn't melt. This past week, this new storm came through here with another 2 feet of snow dumped on top of November's 2 feet. So, this is what we look like now.
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Now the snow has moved east to the rest of you folks and behind it the cold air from the arctic arrived. The temperature here has been below 0 day and night since Sunday. This morning my thermometer showed -25 degrees and we had winds up to 40mph. I guess the wind chill chart would put the "feels like" temp somewhere lower than -25.

And, tonight and tommorow night are supposed to be even colder.

The good news is that by Sunday warmer temps are supposed to arrive again.
 




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