Its a tad chilly in Maine this morning

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  1. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    Its -16 but -34 with windchill. Yikes! I am not going out of the house again until April LOL.

    How cold is it where you are?
     
  2. Rcrewofmany

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    They predicted -4 for this morning. I thought it would get down to -8 as they are never right. Well as of now it's +1 and that is the lowest it has gotten so far. But our temps usually keep falling till 8am and then start to rise. I think we didn't get as cold as we didn't get the amount of snowfall they predicted either.

    You can keep the -16!! I wouldn't be venturing out anywhere in that. What is the high supposed to be today then for you? We are heading up to 25.

    Michele
     

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    I'm at -21 right now. I have no idea what the windchill is, but it doesn't really matter-- once it's this cold, it's just bitter!
     
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    At least -15 here but no wind as of yet. The next county over has a bad windchill tho.

    Stay warm , Patty
     
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    its minus -8 here. had to break ice in the animals water buckets. it will be a keep the wood stove full kind of a day.
     
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    WOW! We're burning up here at 23! :donut: :coffee:
     
  8. perennial

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    I have to laugh as when i was out this morning and people were saying how
    awfully cold it was 22 degrees. We moved here to VA from the coast of New England as you all know and are experiencing real COLD weather.

    Stay warm. The weather here is crazy - sunday it was 70 degrees - i was out edging a garden and now they say the winter weather is here to stay. I'm just praying for snow i miss it so much.
     
  9. gilberte

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    We've been spoiled these last couple years, wait till we get a real Maine winter when it ain't cold unless it's -25 or better :)
     
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    Its 26 in East Texas and I am dying. I would never make a good Yankee.
     
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    It is 6 with a wind chill of -6 here in Mass..
     
  12. sue currin

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    -10 right now with about 5" of snow on the ground that is blowing around. truck had a hard time starting this morning. Went and checked on the cabin, not going out any more today. It is supposed to get up to 5 today, we'll see.
     
  13. perennial

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    I defintely miss the crazy weather in MA. The weather here is incredible throughout the year - we have very long fall and spring which are my favorites. But, i think i'm the only one here waiting for winter to come and something exciting to happen weather wise.

    I'm used to those Nor' Easters (Nor Eastas). We have our sledding path picked out in our new yard. I'm hoping with the colder temps to stay here for a bit that we'll get snow and it will stick.


    Take a nice breath for me of that freezing air so it makes your nose tingle inside - so fresh and pure.

    I wouldn't live anywhere else but where we are, but i think i miss the snow storms more than the ocean. Nothing like getting 3 feet of snow and having to shovel out your driveway and then your car because you haven't got a garage - the last winter we were there 04 - we got so much snow, i couldn't toss a shovel full on the embankment because it was so far over my head.

    Well anyway, sorry for the trip down memory lane - stay warm and cozy.
     
  14. debra in ks

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    We've got 8 degrees in NE KS at 8:15 AM. Supposed to get up to 24 today.
     
  15. A'sta at Hofstead

    A'sta at Hofstead Turkey Wrangler

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    My feet are frozen to the floor at my shop- brrrrr
     
  16. DaleK

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    Was -28 here without the windchill, somewhere well below that with. It's up a bit from there. Coldest I've seen yet was -55 a few years back.
     
  17. MaineFarmMom

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    -12° was the lowest I saw here this morning. It was up to -3° when I came in. It's a short blast of Arctic air. We're going back into the mid 20's tomorrow.
     
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    Gosh, it's 5 here this morning and now I feel pretty toasty.
     
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    was 21 here in southwest virginia this am.
     
  20. sullen

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    Don't know how cold it is.....Durn freezing. My poor dd3 is boggled at how cold it is. My poor hens.....I was keeping the light on until some "person" hit an electric pole and we lost power for 4 hours. I actually had to go and get coffee!
    I had to buy water because we didn't have any. Oh well. Thank goodness fo the coal stove. Woke up, it was nice, house all dark but warm.