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Boy, am I glad I cheated and hung mine up around the house last weekend when it was sunny and 50* F. We got a few inches of snow late this afternoon, the winds whipped up, and the temp dropped like a rock. It was 59 degrees at noon. It is now 25.
  • Tonight Snow likely, mainly between midnight and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday Scattered flurries before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight.
And to think I was walking on the roof last weekend in shirt sleeves. Hello, Winter!

BTW, there is not enough snow to get out the blower. The ground temps are still pretty high, I expect to maybe try the re-done blower out in the morning.
 

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I did the same thing last weekend. Got all the lights up and working, but waited to turn them on until today (some people turn theirs on to early IMO).

We had some huge flakes falling here. Enough to cover the feilds up, but is pretty much all melted already. I'd say winter is finally here.
 

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Yeah, that stuff is heading my way. It was up to 61 here tody, but it's going to be dropping fast.

Tomorrow is forcast for a high of 49. and from Sat on it's highs in the low 40's to mid 30s.

Glad I took advantage of todays weather to finish most of the work I need to do on the HDT1000.

About all I have left to do is puttting on the new front tires when they come in, and a bit of a modification to the new dash so that the Ign switch will mount properly.
 

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Good call on doing it in the warm weather. I did mine last warm weather two weeks ago. Mowed the lawn for the last time (hopefully) and got the lights working. I celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday so I turned them on last night.
 

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Yeah, I'm trying to kick myself in my old tired lazy ladder decorating hatin' ass to get at it... 2 years in a row the front pines suffered "limb failure" due to ice and snow and took the gutters and most of the lights down with it. Three times is the charm? I junked all the light strings last year as they were 15 years old but still going until the rippage. We bought a bunch of new strings last year in the after Christmas de-flated price sale. The old ones were clear and this time we bought colored LED's because they look so good on the store's (Adam's) bushes. I used to hang them from the ground with an "installer pole" and made hooks from coathanger wire bent special to fit the gutter edge. No hangers for salvage this year so I'll have to buy some stiff wire, hopefully I can find galvanized utility wire the right stiffness...
 

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Boy, am I glad I cheated and hung mine up around the house last weekend when it was sunny and 50* F. We got a few inches of snow late this afternoon, the winds whipped up, and the temp dropped like a rock. It was 59 degrees at noon. It is now 25.
  • Tonight Snow likely, mainly between midnight and 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Friday Scattered flurries before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight.
And to think I was walking on the roof last weekend in shirt sleeves. Hello, Winter!

BTW, there is not enough snow to get out the blower. The ground temps are still pretty high, I expect to maybe try the re-done blower out in the morning.
Ohh grow a pair.. it's -18f here tonight...
 
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mine will most likely be up this weekend......I'm hopeing the weather will be somewhat decent, the cold don't bother me too much it's all the ice I don't like. Cold, snow, theyr manageable, ice- can't do S&$t in that stuff.....grrrrrr
 

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Zip it, you. Some peoples' beards stop at their neckline, as opposed to continuing right on down our torsos. So that's enough from the peanut gallery, ya woolly mammoth.
hahahahahahahaha Thanks buddy.. I needed a good laugh this morning..
 

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We started yesterday, put out the inflatables:

Vertebrate Window Santa claus Lawn ornament Christmas ornament


Tire Wheel Plant Automotive tire Tractor


Today we put the lights on the Pine tree in the front yard & put the "porch dogs" together & put them out. More to do yet! ~~ Lowell
 

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Is this when you folks up there move into a snow block house for the winter? ...and eat pemmican alot?

I like it! Star of Bethlehem, right?
Pay attention
not telling ya again..
We use those all year round.... Summer months we just push the block house under a shade tree..
 
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