Winter is here ......

Janice

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Update..woke up to 67 degrees here in Austin metroplex…th front has arrived..down to 62 n 10 mph north winds …peoole all over here will be gettin out their down parkas..it th brisk, blustery north wind will lower temps throughout th day to and overnite low of 38!


Y’all stay warm n safe up there…while I chuckle at th knuckleheads down here freezin in 50 degree temps…

Happy trails to y’all!
I remember back in December 2020, my husband was considering a job in Houston, and I went with him to check out neighborhoods and schools. It was a gorgeous 40-degree morning with blue skies and sunshine. But the kids had indoor recess because it was too cold. We ended up in Michigan instead!
 

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Fairbanks Alaska school recess policy:

WINTER RECESS​

  • Winter Recess
    Outdoor recess is only canceled when the temperature reaches -20 °F. Students need to be prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing so they can take part in outside recess. When it is extremely cold, schools arrange appropriate indoor recess activities to keep students active.
 

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I forget how to access this map and would love to take a look at a few other areas. Can you please provide a link? Thanks!
 

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Almost 2 inches in NC yesterday- most in a few years. Nearly shut the place down :lol:
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It's so interesting seeing how just being adjusted to something can make so much of a difference. We got 3-4 inches yesterday early morning, 2-3 inches last nigh/this morningt, and now it's -5 out (looking balmy up by you today, @Bob!). More on the way tonight. Business as usual everywhere. People were even going the 50 mph speed limit on the frontage road. Haha.

But we'd all be dying if we had NC heat+humidity in the summer. Haha.
 

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It's so interesting seeing how just being adjusted to something can make so much of a difference. We got 3-4 inches yesterday early morning, 2-3 inches last nigh/this morningt, and now it's -5 out (looking balmy up by you today, @Bob!). More on the way tonight. Business as usual everywhere. People were even going the 50 mph speed limit on the frontage road. Haha.

But we'd all be dying if we had NC heat+humidity in the summer. Haha.
I spent some time in NC for work several years ago in summer and it was miserable, I like my dry heat that if you find some shade you can usually cool off a little. Of course when they came to Utah in January and it snowed a few inches they refused to drive and we had to shuttle them all back to the hotels with their rental cars.
 

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Other than 2 days of an all too brief reprieve last weekend, we are at 2 weeks of continuous frigid weather- with lows averaging -27 (-18 F) and highs of only -22 (-7 F). During that time we have had several days where the high was -27, after -30's overnight. It's pretty normal to get a cold snap like this in Alberta, but I'm DONE! Our bird feeders have been getting mobbed, so I've amused myself at times trying to get pictures though the window. Tougher than it looks to get decent, in focus images, as they are almost constantly in motion, as is the feeder itself from all the coming and going. These are the best of about 100 shots:
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