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« on: December 10, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »

And so it begins...



 
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 04:16:46 PM »

You're in Texas, right? The ice age is upon us.

It's been surprisingly quiet so far in MA, with just one dusting. That said, we only had 2 snowstorms last winter after a hellish 2010-2011 season, and one was at the end of October. Curious to see what we get this year. The snowblower I picked up last year hasn't been a great investment yet.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 04:50:34 PM »

Yup, Dallas. We'll be back in the 60s by Wednesday. Up the road in Wichita Falls, they were closing schools and delaying work starts for the Air Force base.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 04:53:45 PM »

Been snowing here (Salt Lake) off and on since Saturday morning.  I love it...last year it rained through all of December.   thumbsdown
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »

In Manchester it's cold as hell(i should really change that as it doesn't make sense)..but no snow yet it's always clear skies at nights

It doesn't help that i have no heating(Boiler is broke),so i have been going to bed in my gloves and Hoodie Tongue

Apparently this week the UK is getting an easterly ice wind from Siberia ..oh joy(!),although i wont mind it so much if it brings snow,no matter how cold this country gets i honestly can't remember the last time we had a White Christmas

My indoor Thermometer currently says 8C and its 5pm..so yeah,been playing on my 360 with a duvet(I don't know what you call them in the US if you don't use that word) on top of me
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 05:18:58 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM

In Manchester it's cold as hell(i should really change that as it doesn't make sense)

Tell that to Dante. 

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM

My indoor Thermometer currently says 8C and its 5pm..so yeah,been playing on my 360 with a duvet(I don't know what you call them in the US if you don't use that word) on top of me

Usually a comforter or some such. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 05:41:07 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM

In Manchester it's cold as hell(i should really change that as it doesn't make sense)..but no snow yet it's always clear skies at nights

It doesn't help that i have no heating(Boiler is broke),so i have been going to bed in my gloves and Hoodie Tongue

Apparently this week the UK is getting an easterly ice wind from Siberia ..oh joy(!),although i wont mind it so much if it brings snow,no matter how cold this country gets i honestly can't remember the last time we had a White Christmas

My indoor Thermometer currently says 8C and its 5pm..so yeah,been playing on my 360 with a duvet(I don't know what you call them in the US if you don't use that word) on top of me
Just pick up one of the first PS3's and let it idle underneath your blanket all night. Should keep you nice and warm. icon_smile

Here in northern lower MI it's been relatively peaceful so far. We had some lake effect snow for a few days a week or so ago but that melted and now we are getting the first of a 'real winter storm snowfall'. Hopefully it will repeat last winter with minimal accumulation until April when a huge storm hit with tons of wet sloppy snow that weighed down everything for a couple days and then was done.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 07:36:10 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM

In Manchester it's cold as hell(i should really change that as it doesn't make sense)..but no snow yet it's always clear skies at nights

It doesn't help that i have no heating(Boiler is broke),so i have been going to bed in my gloves and Hoodie Tongue

Apparently this week the UK is getting an easterly ice wind from Siberia ..oh joy(!),although i wont mind it so much if it brings snow,no matter how cold this country gets i honestly can't remember the last time we had a White Christmas

My indoor Thermometer currently says 8C and its 5pm..so yeah,been playing on my 360 with a duvet(I don't know what you call them in the US if you don't use that word) on top of me
Duvet is correct.

A comforter is different (in Canada at least - which is more akin to a quilt or blanket)- a Duvet is meant to have a slip-cover over it, and you can forgo the top sheet, and just wash the Duvet cover instead. Not that we forgo ANY layers in Winterpeg.

Also, Celcius is correct. Anyone telling you to use Fahrenheit needs to get out of the 1700's. We don't care at what temperature brine freezes. The only reason Canada has both is to prevent communication breakdown with the States. Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 07:40:13 PM »

Fahrenheit is more discreet.  I can tell the difference in a 2 degree F swing in my environment.  Sometimes 1 degree makes a world of difference.  I really don't want to switch to dealing with 1/2 degree C increments, thank you very much.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 07:40:13 PM »

Also, we've had snow here since the beginning of November. Freezing rain makes things interesting, now that the cold has really settled in.

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/mb-38_metric_e.html

Windchill is the hard part though. -35C today w. the wind. Exposed skin freezes in 10-20 minutes.

There's a reason we have this.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 08:06:11 PM »

bah,sorry i forgot you guys don't use Celsius(damn we are more different that i realise sometimes) ...looking on a C>F converter,it looks like 8C is 46.4F

and yeah the Duvet with a slip cover is what i use Purge...not sure why we call it a Duvet,i suppose its just one of those French words we use like Cul-De-Sac or DeJa Vu because we can't come up with our own word...(Okay,what's a Quilt then?,LOL)


I just remembered that NASA picture i posted a year or two ago of Britain
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that picture was when it was -18c..so still some dip in the mercury to go until then



EDIT: damn Purge,-35c,ouch!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2012, 08:13:37 PM »

In my small-but-ever-expanding-mind, this is what these words mean:

Duvet - normally down filled, gets its own removable cover. It tends to be puffy, and is a single entity solution.

Comforter - also filled (generally synthetic, down comforters are thusly named to distinguish). Is used as a blanket, being the heavy layer over a top sheet.

Quilt - also filled, though not always, it represents a patchwork piece and isn't generally used with a duvet cover. It tends to be the top blanket, were a comforter would be below it.

Blanket - not filled, this is either woven, solid or patchwork fabric  or is made from hides (real or synthetic).
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2012, 09:07:52 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on December 10, 2012, 04:16:46 PM

The snowblower I picked up last year hasn't been a great investment yet.

Same here, but I would be happy to keep my new and unused snowblower covered up and idle for the rest of my life.

I did mount my snow tires (snicker) a few weeks ago because they ride so much smoother than my summer tires. I'm afraid I need to replace those already, with less than 30k miles on them.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM »

It's been a surprisingly cold season so far in the middle of Norway. We typically get to christmas before the snow settles down and the cold begins to get really noticeable, but this year has been pretty damn cold since early November, going down to -15C or lower for extended periods. Add in strong winds and you've got an actual temperature that is considerably lower. Not a lot of snow, though we did have a boatload at the end of November that disappeared a week later.

Global warming is impossible not to notice around here (though some people do anyway, mostly because they don't understand what it means). Weather has been extreme for several years now. The summers get colder and the winters get milder. To experience a cold winter again is quite refreshing. Typically the cold doesn't appear until March, for some reason.

This year we had a fricking snowfall on June 1st! If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth. We're lucky to get one full month of snow every year up here. To see large snow flakes fall from the sky on the first day of summer was demoralizing, to put it mildly. The weather remained cold and wet throughout the entire summer, but luckily no snow. I'm hoping the winter remains cold to compensate. There's few things as shitty as a mild winter.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 09:28:11 PM »

I have a good old American duvet cover on my bed, just sayin'. I guess you can call what gets stuffed inside it whatever you want (although my wife refers to it as a comforter).
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2012, 10:25:55 PM »

we had some snow coverage before Halloween but it went away quickly and there hasn't been anything since.  actually broke the shorts back out last week.
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on December 10, 2012, 09:28:11 PM

I have a good old American duvet cover on my bed, just sayin'. I guess you can call what gets stuffed inside it whatever you want (although my wife refers to it as a comforter).

I just call it a blanket.
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2012, 10:29:42 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM

If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth.

the only assumption I make about your country is that you have blondes with big boobs who wear wooden shoes biggrin
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 10:51:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 10, 2012, 10:29:42 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM

If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth.

the only assumption I make about your country is that you have blondes with big boobs who wear wooden shoes biggrin

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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 12:01:51 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 10:51:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 10, 2012, 10:29:42 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM

If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth.

the only assumption I make about your country is that you have blondes with big boobs who wear wooden shoes biggrin

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I thought that was Holland?

I've scoured this list, and no wooden shoes figure prominently.

<insert CK's wood joke here>
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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2012, 12:58:30 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 10:51:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 10, 2012, 10:29:42 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM

If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth.

the only assumption I make about your country is that you have blondes with big boobs who wear wooden shoes biggrin

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I thought that was Holland?

Holland, Finsweway, it'a all the same  icon_lol
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2012, 07:14:56 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 10, 2012, 10:51:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 10, 2012, 10:29:42 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM

If you don't know much about Norway you may assume that the country is snow-covered all the time, but that's far, far from the truth.

the only assumption I make about your country is that you have blondes with big boobs who wear wooden shoes biggrin

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I thought that was Holland?

You don't seem to be up to date on CeeKay's "running jokes". Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2012, 08:28:12 AM »

I honestly think the weather dudes here in Maui change the forecast by a degree everyday just to have a job.   

Not that I'm complaining ;D

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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2012, 08:28:50 AM »

I honestly think the weather dudes here in Maui change the forecast by a degree everyday just to have a job.   

Not that I'm complaining ;D

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