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This was the worst snow I've had to deal with so far this year. It was about 6" and it was very wet. It would get packed down so much that the snowblower would just driver over it instead of throwing it. Not fun.

We're still in a winter weather advisory until 3am, so I may end up having to do it all over again. Hoping not.
 

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Warming up to 36f now but snow still falling! Lost power but still have internet and t.v and generator.
Just measured the back table on the deck and says almost 14".

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The big metal horse up the road looks like a camel today,lol!

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We had another inch overnight. I shoveled it into a line and was going to use the snowblower to quickly clean it up, but the snowblower isn't working, so that's not good. It wasn't a big deal to shovel it today, but now I've gotta get it fixed before the next snow. We might see an inch tomorrow night, but a few inches are possible on Sunday.
 

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We have a bit of snow hanging in there, but it is pushing 40 so it is melting.

Down here pouring rain and 63f
 
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Weather predictions says upper 40s for us today!
..so today will be my "MELT DAY"! Yeah lets get rid of all this ice and snow!
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29f and still slowly melting. We are supposed to get up in the 40's so that will make things melt faster. Still looks very pretty out there.
 

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Froze my hands today, even with plastic gloves on, had to clean one of the pond filters that pump the pressure filter to the top pond, cause pump was clogged up and needed cleaning. Good thing I got it cleaned before the pressure filter froze! Everything running again now but it is so cold and was -31 last night!! Rigt now were -29 Celsius (-20 F)
I usually get warm breaks in the weather but last month it has been so extra cold with temps down to -30 and below every night. Were supposed to warm up just a little by Friday...
 
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@j.w got her snow. :)

Winter has parked over us here for the month of February, apparently.
Our weekly commute to Drumheller is 160 km/100 miles door to door and the truck's turbo stopped working at -35, so we had to turn around and use my wife's Subaru that has all season tires...

Winter can go away now. We're looking forward to getting some seeds started!

Nice dogs you have, in the cold their undercoat stands up and traps air giving a layer of warm insulation same as our skin heats the air inside our cloths. My German Shepard with an undercoat can also run and play in the cold for long periods no problem, however my short haired single coat Jack Russell has to head inside a lot sooner as she shivers from been cold. Dogs also have paws that can give them information about their body temperature by what it called counter current heat exchanger, here the veins and arteries in the paw are very close together and engage in heat exchange, so the vein receives heat from the arteries carrying warm blood enabling the dog to regulate paw temperature. There is a wind chill chart for animals as well as humans, but I reckon myself that it acts only as a guideline really as people experience the cold differently as well as my dogs for that matter. Now the cow with snow piled up on it is going to use a lot more energy to keep warm as it will have to work a lot harder at keeping warm, especially with a freezing wind, when spring arrives that cow is going to be a lot leaner than the chubbier cow been fed the the same feed in a barn. If harsh winter conditions arrive early before that animals winter coat arrives, they may die, same as if I was waring a spring jacket instead of a winter coat in a blizzard. I can't say anything in regards to ponds and wind chill as its new subject for me, so if you don't mind can I pick your mind on something that's been bothering me. Not sure this is the right thread, but here goes. I remember some years ago a lot of dead fish turned up in the wild, I can't remember if it was trout or salmon, anyway the " bleep cold" was apparently responsible. It was said the fish got caught out in an area of water with too much oxygen and it killed them. I know cold water holds more oxygen, but in the situation of the dead fish is was said the extra water falling into the basin produced too much oxygen killing them. If this is true that it can kill in the wild, is it possible to kill Koi with too much aeration in winter months? When building my pond and reading about keeping Koi, I had seen people talk about sick fish with plenty of aeration in winter, also I have read even here that you cannot kill Koi with too much oxygen. Do you have any info on this? I plan to look into this myself also, if you have any ideas on where to look it would be much appreciated.
Thank you Tara, sorry for the late reply.
You cannot over oxygenate a pond or aquarium with aeration or any kind of circulation only. The only thing that will happen is the water oxygen levels will equalize with the air above the water surface.
The only way to over oxygenate water so that it is unhealthy for fish is to add too much hydrogen peroxide for what ever reason.
If you have submerged plants, though, you don't want too much aeration because the plants need CO2.
Winter kill is common in natural bodies of water but it would be either from lack of oxygen or a buildup of CO2.

Here is a great article on dissolved oxygen

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I just saw the weather predictions for the next 10 days.....not happy!
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It's been snowing all morning. Looked like a white out about twenty minutes ago. I'm indoors watching the Daytona 500 pre-race show.
 

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Saw all the flags up so guessing we will end up with visitoirs for the Martinsville races .It started to rain again so gave up outside
 

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35 at home 84 here. cranking to get done, so we can head north again. As of Thursday we can throw away, give away, toss the stuff in the condo. Then we will have room to work without moving bags and boxes of stuff from one spot to another.
Family has still not arranged to come and get any of it.
 

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Currently -21 Celsius and sick of the snow and cold. So much heavy snow came the other day and more on the way....
Having a nice coffee with my very sweet mommy right now. She is doing so awesome and I give het all kinds of supplements now. Cod liver oil, high vitamin C super mix, and black seed oil and lots of CBD oil. 118916
 
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