What is your weather like ... today

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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    The party's over for me 35 right now going down to 16 tonight
     
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    gosh went to get wood and your lungs end up burning .I think my ears fell off LOL
     
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    whiskey Always trying to perfect something fishy

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    Hey your all roasting your socks off its MINUS 12 IN MILDENHALL and even frostie wearing a scalf.......he he
     

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    if it's that cold his carrot nose might fall off.Here it is the wind that is freezing cold and cuts right through you like a knife .Winds are now gusting at 45 to 55 mph hour and since I am up on a hill it feels worse
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We dropped to 19, wind chill of 10 now a nice warm 22........pond went from 44 a few days ago to 34 (surface read) today and some ice forming.
     
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    It is windy here again today, but sun is shining. Sissy, I ALWAYS have to have a scarf over my face when it's this cold and windy. That helps keep the cold air from burning your lungs. And, I typically have 2 jacket hats on, with the scarf holding them tight to my neck. I'm a weenie in the cold, but once I'm bundled up, I'm good to go. Neighbor is coming over to get some of his round bales of hay out of my barn (he stores it here) today, so I'll have to bundle up and go outside to say hello. Ice is about inch thick on pond again. Will wait until this afternoon to melt a hole and run the pump to "bubble" a larger hole again like I did yesterday. That 3' hole stayed thawed all day. I was quite surprised at that, figured it would start freezing again after being open. I know it doesn't need to be that large of a hole, and only had bubbler going for maybe 30 minutes to melt it that large, then shut it off. Floating heater was only on the pond for maybe 10 minutes or less. New plan for opening holes, saving me electricity. And it's much warmer today, 28 right now. Love the sunshine!!!
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    the pic says it all.......
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol koiguy! can't really say that here, we have had a nice winter until this last week or so.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    same here ....but i'm ready for spring.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I think our weather is boring................as usual rain on the way again and about 41*. Just think I will copy and paste this in here from now on :neutral:

    Liked it better when we were getting some snow or sun and not the gray rainy days :grumble:
    Even a nice wild storm w/ thunder and lightning would be better................need some action around here! Better be careful what I ask for tho right? :eek:
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    its 34 degrees today, can't say I'm happy about it, and definatley ready for spring now that I bought a new toy yesterday.

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    It was just warm enough that I rode it up and down the street a few times before my face was freezing and I had to stop.
     
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    With the cold weather we are having, my pond froze again last night. I used the tank heater and thawed out a small area, then turned on the pump "bubbler". Well, I got a surprise, and hopefully not a dangerous one!
    I turned on the pump, and as it thawed from below (about 1' past where the hole was from the heater), it started spewing through the ice, was kind of neat!
    Bubbler forcing through small holes in ice.JPG
    Then it came through full force, but the water was flowing on top of the 1-2" thick ice over the rest of the pond.
    Full bubbler but cracks formed.JPG
    Soon I started hearing cracking. The water was being pumped on top, and thus caused an air space below the ice, and the ice cracked under the weight of the water, which was now flowing through the hole from the heater, thank goodness! But, here are some more cracks in the ice. I was not worried about the cracks, but the sound of the ice cracking, and what harm that may have done to the fish. I will know when the ice is gone, which won't be for a while, I assume.
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    You can see cracks in both the second and third pics. Once again, I turned the bubbler off, just wanted to open the solid sheet of ice. Will do that every weekend until it thaws again.
    How about more winter pics, for those of you who HAVE winter, that is! I sure haven't gotten any amount of snow so far.
     
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    Congrats on your new toy, Ididntdoit! Have fun, but be safe! Around here, we call those "crotch rockets". :)
     
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    CE take a look at the last pic enlarge it and it sort of looks like a body and the face in the upper left corner. Well half a face.
     
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    It was 34 when I started washing my car and by the time I was finished the water started to freeze on the car. Had to get all that salt off my car though.
     
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    Yes, Todd, I see what you're talking about. :) Funny, but when you posted that, I looked before I even enlarged the pic and could see immediately what you were talking about.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Sorta looks like the man in the crescent moon to me!
     
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    Kinda warmed up today but for the last couple of days we have had snow. I am looking so foward to spring!
     
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    About 1/2 of my pond is frozen, the aerator is keeping a nice hole in the main pond and the lotus pond. Darn cold yesterday, never went above 24. They are saying we will hit 41 today with snow tonight, cold tomorrow with snow/rain, then back up to 51 on wednesday, another temperature bounce!
     
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    I just looked, because it's very cloudy outside, and it's 27 and supposed to snow 1-3" by tonight. Great, I have to take my Charger in to have damage from accident in Jan. Good news is the snow is not supposed to start until after I get car to repair shop! It does NOT do well on snow and ice, but I got caught in surprise ice storm on Jan. 20. So, only 31 for high today, 36 tomorrow and then 46 on Wed. My pond is fully frozen again.
     
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