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Skifflake,

I didn't want to click "Like This" as I know how bad it is with the freezing rain.

Had the same kind of experience some weeks ago.

No fun at all.

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This was the same storm that devolved in the deep south a few weeks ago, killing 16 plus people in Mississippi and Georgia. The storm redeveloped of the coast of New England and turned into a powerful Nor-Easter and slammed Atlantic Canada. Tornadoes took the lives of many people in the southern US but here in Atlantic Canada several died or were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to heat their homes with generators and gas heaters over the 10 day period. Storms can change their features so dramatically while traveling from coast to coast....

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This was the same storm that devolved in the deep south a few weeks ago, killing 16 plus people in Mississippi and Georgia. The storm redeveloped of the coast of New England and turned into a powerful Nor-Easter and slammed Atlantic Canada. Tornadoes took the lives of many people in the southern US but here in Atlantic Canada several died or were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to heat their homes with generators and gas heaters over the 10 day period. Storms can change their features so dramatically while traveling from coast to coast....

 

Quick question skifflake: How do you heat your houses, with electric heaters!?

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Well,  Early Monday morning we had freezing rain and ice - all the schools in the area delayed their opening for 2 hours except for my school district, they closed for the day. By 10 AM the ice on my driveway had melted from the sun. On Tuesday it rained all day (no ice). Today it's currently 45 F with a bright hot sun melting what little snow we have left - they say it might hit 50 F or maybe even 60 F :o .

 

Tomorrow (Thursday) the forecast is 6-12 inches of SNOW - major snow storm for northeast coast - winter storm watches and warnings up all over the area.   This is the same storm system that brought all the damaging tornadoes to New Orleans and the southeast.

 

But alas it will probably blow out to sea and miss us completely :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

 

We're still waiting for Winter to arrive around here :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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We need more ship builders down here...
Currently 71F, plentiful sunshine. Winds light and variable at 4MPH.
Any takers?

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Started snowing about 12:30 yesterday . Snowed all day and still snowing this morning and now we have 4" on the ground. Temp is about 40. This morning it was 29F. I shoveled once today and thats enough. supposed to start raining sometime soon. No wind and the snow is coming straight down.  Happy winter everyone.

                                                                         I like the snow that isn't put 

                                                                         where I must find it underfoot

                                                                         I don't mind bushes alamode

                                                                         Just keep the damn stuff off the road

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John, send it my way.

As I am located in something called high altitude desert, it will be dry heat and not bad at all.

Have had those temperatures before over here, and I like it.

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Sorry John, please keep the heat down under ! ;) ;) ;)  We have a fleet of some 35 ice yachts that haven't seen ice since March 2014 and they are just gathering dust in the barns. :(  You can send it to Per tho.

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Carl:

 

   My home is heated with electric heat. For back up I have an air tight wood stove and my stove is natural gas. I can basically get through a long term power outage. Thanks for asking Carl.

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Ah, so far eletric heating is not much in use here, although, the government wants to get rid of gas appliances, and fossile fuel usage. They seem to forget the power grid is not up to par for that, neither are most alternatives. We'll see. I know in France some houses are electrically heated, but it seemed to be more expensive than the other (less environmentl friendly ?) options. You use solar panels/wind turbine?

 

Cheers

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Nice John. Could do with a bit of heat :) Reminds me of my work in the glass houses those temperatures

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Sorry John, please keep the heat down under ! ;) ;) ;)  We have a fleet of some 35 ice yachts that haven't seen ice since March 2014 and they are just gathering dust in the barns. :(  You can send it to Per tho.

 

You didn't dust them off !!! So how is the ice thickness at present Jack.

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You didn't dust them off !!! So how is the ice thickness at present Jack.

 

Open water entire length of river from Albany to Atlantic Ocean. No ice on lakes/ponds either.  At moment we are in the midst of a "killer snow storm"  (yea, right !!!!) - got maybe 4-5 inches on ground since midnight last night - still snowing - expecting total of 10 inches. Temps yesterday hit 50 F, currently 26 F, going down to 7 F tonight into tomorrow.  Unfortunately it gets real cold for about a week, ice starts to form, then it warms up to 40-50 for a week and ice melts. :(

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Quick question skifflake: How do you heat your houses, with electric heaters!?

 

Here in NYS  most houses are either gas fired (natural gas piped in underground) or oil fired. Mine is natural gas. Either way if the electric power goes out so does our furnace. No more pilot lights on new gas furnaces (energy saver): when electric goes out the gas valves won't open (safety), self-ignitor doesn't work, circulator pumps (hot-water baseboard heat) won't work. So no electric power, no heat either.  Electric heat in this area is very expensive.

 

There are also some homes that use propane for heat but that's in rural areas where the natural gas lines have not reached.

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Last night it was raining with a temp @ 28°F (dangerous combination), with snow on the ground, it will take time to melt even with the high of 42 that is expected today.

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Still raining... no snow, no sun...  just rain.  The ground is completely saturated and the low spots have become mini-lakes.  It's so bad that the ants are trying to move into the house.   OTOH, i'm getting assorted critters showing up and staying on the front porch or the back patio.  Birds, racoons,a couple of others that I'm not sure what they are.. shrews maybe as they look like rather large mice but not like rats.,.  Odd bedfellows but I guess the weather does that.

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This day started beautifully, nice full moon during the night, with temperature never below freezing point. Morning comes around and the big yellow is up there, and to make it better at the hour of 9am it's 40°F in the shade. The forecast for the weekend looks the same. Hopefully we might hit the 50's in the afternoon.

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Meanwhile here in Newcastle NSW on the other side of the world it is in the 40's as well :( 45 - 46 CELCIUS (about 115 Fahrenheit) this weekend with CATASTROPHIC fire conditions. Swap ya!!!

 

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Hornet,

I read in Swedish media about your "bad" weather situation.

And now the locals in NSW recommenends families to use electricity with caution, or the electric system may fail.

According to the news I read, lowest temperature indoor allowed is 26°C (78.8°F).

Ivanhoe in the central NSW (New South Wales) reached 46.7°C (116°F) on Saturday.

I feel for you all Aussies, those temperatures are no fun!

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Thanks Nirvana.

 

Places like Ivanhoe reach temperatures similar to that (in the 40's) on a fairly regular basis. I used to live and work in a place called Cobar -in the west of the state - and spent most of summer in temperatures in the high 30s and 40s. The difference with this weather event is that temperatures on the East Coast have reached similar extremes and are staying that way for days on end (we usually have a day or two of heat followed by a cool southerly change) I live only about 3 km from tha Pacific Ocean. It hit 45 yesterday and will be hotter today. Because it is so very dry, risk of bushfire is greater than at any time since records were kept. A fire at the moment would be unstoppable and you would probably see the smoke from Sweden. I will be spending the day under the AC or in the pool :)

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1" snow at midnight ... temperature just below 0 C | 28 - 30 F. Had a wintery stroll with the dog

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Don't think I could handle 45 C ! :( :(

 

Currently here it is 35 F with 10 inches of snow on the ground from last Thursday's storm; winter storm warnings posted for 7 AM Sunday to 7 PM Monday EST with another 10-15 inches of snow forecast - blizzard conditions forecast along the New England coast.

 

Woo Hoo ! :D :D :D

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