Friday, January 5, 2018


It is hard to determine the amount of snow we got yesterday: the windblown spots were about ten inches and the drifts around two feet.   Averaging it out, I would say around 17 inches.  The winds yesterday were brutal.   We had gust up to fifty miles per hour.   

Today the temperatures began in the single numbers.    The snow was gone, but we had a constant wind around twenty knots.   It took me two hours to clear my driveway, feed the birds, restock my wood pile and replace the light bulbs in the well house.  I don’t know what the wind chill factor was; but it was fucking cold – my beard was frozen when I came inside.

Temps are dropping tonight.    It is now four below.   Tonight, it is forecast for fifteen below.  The wind is still howling outside. 

These temps are not normal for this early in the winter.   We have had two weeks of day temps in the single numbers and nights dropping below zero.   We have a January thaw predicted for mid next week with temps back up in the twenties and thirties – our more normal range for early January.

I must have been an arctic animal in another life
I love this
the Ol’Buzzard



  1. We are creeping back up into the 60'sand 70's during the day and 40's at night. Big change from being in the teens and 20's. I'm hoping that the past four days and nights of this hard freeze will be enough to kill the bad bugs in the area. Stay warm.

  2. It looks so cold in that photo! Glad you're enjoying the deep freeze!


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