Weather

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by robin416, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It was 64 and sunny here today :) tomorrow though, back into the low 40's and rain changing to snow overnight. 1-3 inches Monday night, 1-3 inches Tuesday day and another inch Tuesday night. I swear I'm going on a ground hog hunt! Starting here in Iowa and shooting every single one I see from here to the East Coast!
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Woman when you get cranked up, it's pretty funny. Bet all the groundhogs are shaking in their burrows about now.
     

  3. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hehe! Yeah, I hope they are! They better dig those burrows a whole lot deeper than I can shoot
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Crazy crazy weather. Got up to it being 60 this morning. A few days ago I got up to the 20's. By the end of the week it's going to drop again.
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    For the first time all winter I dropped the tarp on the open side of my chicken pen. The cold front coming in now has brought a ton of wind with it.
     
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  6. Maryellen

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    43 today. This winter has been super mild.
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    We've been all over the map weather wise. It swings around and gets cold and then a few days later it's back in the 70's. The peach crop is going to suffer because of it.
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm here to tell you we got pounded last night. Tornado warning which this time I didn't need a warning about, I could feel it. The power has been out since midnight, I'm going to drag my generator out here in a bit. After I drink my coffee.

    From what I read there is a lot of damage just East of me with one death. I haven't delved too much further into it yet. I needed to see what all was happening here. It's an addiction. You know?
     
  9. nissy2

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    today is sunny.
     
  10. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Would someone please send me some cold weather. I mean cold, like a couple of days of freezing weather. The kind where I need to break ice in the waterers.

    No, I haven't lost my mind. Not yet anyway. What I need is for cold weather to knock these danged mosquitoes down. Tonight I got mobbed by them when I went to put the birds to bed. I had the fan going so they couldn't navigate that well but darn it, they are bad out there.
     
  11. Poultry Judge

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    That's the problem, it takes a few good cold days to knock the current generation down.
     
  12. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I've lived here over seven years now, I've never seen them as bad as they've been this year.
     
  13. Poultry Judge

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    I think a lot of people agree with you.
     
  14. robin416

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    This evening things might get interesting here for me. Cold front coming. It's going to hit warm air and shake things up a bit.

    We've had wet falling all day today, even the Guineas were over it and went up early.
     
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  15. Closed Flock

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    My birds are wanting more feed. They make more noise and and move around a lot more than typical when a front cold front comes through in winter. If snow deep then they will go off feed for a couple days before flying around a lot more than usual to avoid deep snow.
     
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  16. robin416

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    They go off feed with snow? Think it's the change?

    I haven't lived anywhere that we have a lot of snow so I never really had to worry about it. Except with the Guineas. A light dusting and they take to the trees.
     
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  17. Poultry Judge

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    Mine are pretty good with the snow, some breeds just don't like it though.
     
  18. Biring

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    Here it’s wet, very wet. Rainy season is almost done but we still have a few weeks yet. Today I realised why our back field always floods. 150m of road all drains into our one field! I cut a couple of small channels and problem solved!
     
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  19. robin416

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    Sometimes it takes seeing it when it's raining to realize why it's happening. I've been wet a few times watching to see why flooding in some areas was happening.

    Whatever came through here last night was a whimper. I don't know about other areas of the state. Some of what was out there was nasty looking.
     
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  20. robin416

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    I can declare the mosquitoes are no more for this year. It's 30 degrees out there this morning. We'll be seeing colder temps for at least the next week.
     
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