Winter in MN

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Blog entry by jbschutz posted 01-21-2011 01:23 AM 1137 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, you have to be pretty determined or a little nutsy to work in an unheated garage workshop today. We started this morning at -5 F, and it got up to about 12 above. Tonight, we venture into really cold temps…..-20 with a good stiff wind. I was out in the shop for a little while a couple of times today and stayed until my hands were getting stiff. Then back to the coffeepot.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 02:02 AM

Wow and you are sending that stuff this way to Ohio. Can’t wait for it to get here.

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 02:26 AM

I have a friend who used to live in MN. He came to Colorado for a few days one winter wearing his short-sleeve shirt, Bermuda shorts and sandals. Temperature was about 25 F. He said, “Heck, this is like Spring weather to me!”

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 03:55 AM

At this point id take the cold … here’s our winter in Connecticut run down:

Christmas – Blizzard – 14” of snow
January – Week 1 – 6” of snow
Last Tuesday – 23” of snow
This Tuesday – 4” of snow , 1/4” of ice
Tomorrow – 5” – 10” of snow
Gutters : Full of Ice
Driveway: Slicker than whale sh%*
Arms and Back: Rather sore (and so it my attitude about this winter)

I’ve seen enough all ready .. what do we need to offer to mother nature for some repreive?

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 03:59 AM

I’ve been in my shop all day barefoot and only in shorts and a T shirt. Terrible weather we are having here. It only got up to 71 degrees today.Can’t wait for a nice 110 degree day.

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 04:26 AM

I hear ya JB, lets see today it was around 20 outside and shop wasn’t much warmer, that cold you speak off is coming our way for the weekend. Todays shop outfit,...Union suit(long johns) long sleve T, Turtle neck T, insulated shirt, sweat shirt, insulated vest, insulated hooded sweat shirt, lined pants, winter socks, winter boots, winter hat and finally gloves with the fingers cut-off
Had a glue-up today and glue was in by the woodstove and project is now inside to fully cure.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 04:36 AM

Grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. My brother still lives in Ely, MN. It is 18 deg here in Anchorage, which has warmer winter weather than you guys, but a longer winter, and a cooler summer.

Have a good one, perhaps some insulation and a garage heater are in your future?


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 05:40 AM

Today it was 70 ,yest 77 not bad for this time ofyear. Going to cool off to 66 later on. I don’t miss midwest weather. Have a nephew who lives in Red Wing, he reports it’s cold as h_.


-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 05:46 AM

I feel your pain JB; temps are almost hitting -40 F tonight; even the heated shop is cold right now!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 01:04 PM

Yeah I know how the winters are up there, my brother in-law lives up there. I don’t know how much snow they have had yet. We got 9” here in Mo. yesterday.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 04:15 PM

Winter snow totals in CT … topping out at 58” for the season so far. A cool 28” over the average.

Even my snowblower is complaining.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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