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    How cold is it?

    We always have the it's hotter than woodpecker lips in ironwood posts in the summer. Well, I hate cold as much as I hate hot. How cold has it been at your place this winter.

    I'll start the lowest here has been around 10.

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    My digi thermometer read -18 not long ago. But, I'm suspecting it was not correct and went bonkers at about zero.
    We did hit about a legitimate -2 one night. It was the continuous, constant cold that got depressing.
    Summer heat is a norm, I can tolerate that.
    BTW, this is north-central Arkansas.
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    Hasn't been too bad here. Got down to -12°F a couple times.

    Bad part of this Winter has been that it stayed below freezing from just a few days after Thanksgiving until just last week. New Years Eve it got up to 33°, but that was the only above freezing day for (the weatherman said) for 76 days.
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    We got below freezing a coupla night last month. Had to cover the pigmey Palms to keep em from getting frost bit.
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    it got cold enough to make the nose hairs stiff and the snow stiffened up enough for me to walk on top..translation is around -18F to - 20F without wind chill..cleans out air passages real well
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    -15 F here week before last (before wind chill)... at that point the snow squeaks when you walk on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    -15 F here week before last (before wind chill)... at that point the snow squeaks when you walk on it.
    Nah, it'll do that before it even gets to zero.

    To get enough of a crust on it to walk on, it's gotta thaw and refreeze. That never happened here this Winter.

    BTW, after a balmy few days in the high 40s/low 50s, we're back to 33° today. Down to 17° last night, and only supposed to be 12° again tonight.

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    It's so cold here that lawyers have their hands in their own pockets

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    it's -2 or -3 C (about 26 F) here right now which is about as cold as it gets. It's been an awful winter this year.

    I keep an old turtle sandbox outside (from when my kids were little 20 years ago) filled with water for the dogs and it's frozen solid.
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    We got down to 45 at night which is real uncomfortable for those of us that live below the Manson-Nixon line .....looks like we will be back in the 80's all week though

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