6°f "real feel" -8° due to wind chill. Lets see if I can last 5 hours.

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  1. NMachine

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    Forgot to post this. Taken 7:00AM on January 26th. EA3AC444-D42D-474F-8C76-48AEED980FED.jpeg
     
  2. daniel craig

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    Indeed I have! And I like it here in your brain.
     
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  3. dannyd

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    And I am complaining because it's 52 ;)
     
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    I will put up with the snow and they can keep the tornadoes and hurricanes. At least you can move the snow out of the way.
     
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  5. 9x56MS

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    They say freezing to death is a peaceful way to die but I am endeavoring to avoid it if at all possible.:uhoh:
     
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    Coldest I think I ever experienced was -26 F and it was not for the faint of heart. Was out on my friends land today doing the trail cam thing. It actually got above freezing today (33 degrees) ; bright sun and no wind so a great day to snow shoe. Seems to be more activity in the woods by looking at the snow. On the way in I pushed 3 deer past one of the trail cams except I didn't realize it until tonight when I downloaded the pictures.. WGI_0176.JPG ..That pic was 3:50 PM today and 18 minutes later I got photographed coming into view from the left. Deer were probably laying in a sunny spot catching some rays to warm up before they heard and/or saw me coming. Did get a few daylight photos of deer but most were at night. They must be getting hungry, which is normal in the latter part of winter when their food supply gets scarce and they are pawing down through the snow to find some grass. Here's one from one of the other trail cams this past Friday showing snow depth almost up to that adult deer's belly. It's probably out looking for something to eat. WGI_3796.JPG .. Then 2 days later the sun comes out and here comes that guy on snow shoes to change SD cards on that same camera. WGI_3798.JPG . . Really enjoying this thread because it's nice to discuss winter and cold weather stuff and I'm a firm believer in getting out there and living it. The more time you spend outdoors in winter will give you a much greater appreciation of the glories of springtime. Don't like winter? It could be worse; just think if you were a deer.
     
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  7. HowieG

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    I spent some quality time in Delta Junction, Alaska in winter, so the coldest I ever experienced by actually standing out in it was in the -40 to -50 range. I would say it was daytime, but being winter, it really wasn't daytime. Sort of twilight. It reportedly got down to -75 one night when we were sleeping, but I can't verify that. I have never had the chance to see Alaska in the summer.
     
  8. Speedo66

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    I was up visiting a friend for a week who lived near the NY-MA-VT border to do some skiing, gets cold up there.

    There was deep snow on the ground when I got there, then went above freezing so some melt, then temps plummeted again. When he went to move his pickup, the tires had gotten frozen into the deep snow. The truck moved forward a tiny bit, but not all the tires did. The rims moving forward broke the bead and let all the air out of a couple of his tires. Temps were in the minus 20's.

    I had a '68 Volvo at the time, the fuel in my gas line froze. The top of the fuel pump was removable, held on by three screws. I spent a couple of days pouring gas line antifreeze into it little by little before I was able to get the line unfroze and the car started.

    NYS can get surprisingly cold, down into the minus 50's near the Canadian border, Malone, Watertown,etc. The Army's 10th Mt. Div. trains out of Ft. Drum in Watertown NY for arctic conditions.
     
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    It has been cold here the last week or so, below zero every night and one of those was -17. Lots colder in a few places nearby too. We walk our dogs cross country every morning and evening and they notice it too, with snow freezing on their paws etc.We had to cut the distance down a bit because breaking trail in the deep snow is extremely tiring.
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  10. HowieG

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    Used to work for Tristate CareFlight and covered Taos. Crispy up there in the winter. Especially if you are standing under that big fan on top of the helicopter.
     
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    This was a gift from Kevin Knapp. My wife was a field deputy OMI up here for 17 years and she is still a member of DMORT with the feds.
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    I've been up at tug hill when it's 15-20 below, one night it dropped to -25 or -26 but winds were like 40 mph. I had to walk home one time when it was -10 about 3 miles, was coming home from work at 3 am and blew the serpentine belt off passing a drunk, to much Boost lol. I was working on a truck shop and only had my shop clothes and a light hoddie. That was a cold 45 minutes.
     
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    Supposed to get up to 45 today!!! Cause for celebration. Gotta wash out the sap buckets and spiles and tap the maple trees this weekend. I love the smell of boiling maple syrup Mmmm.
     
  14. tightgroup tiger

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    The coldest I've had to deal with when I was in Pa (first 50years) was -30 below for two days. Then it warmed up to -20 for the next three days. All the trucks on the interstates that didn't have tank heaters had their fuel jelled up. Our trucks included. I had to go out there and try to get one of our trucks running to bring it home.
    My fingers tried to stick to everything I touched until I got diesel fuel on them, then they weren't cold anymore. Strangest thing I ever experienced in the cold.
    There was no getting that truck started, I knew that before I headed for the interstate, but they made me try anyways.
    As far as hunting goes, -8 for me in muzzle loading season in Pa. Up in a tree stand with a stiff breeze blowing was brutal. Luckily I got my dear in the first 30 minutes. I've found muzzle loaders are very reliable when it's that cold. No moisture in the air.
     
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    In NW Georgia, I wait for the first hard frost before hunting to help with the insects, I started hunting from a blind made with pallets and covered with burlap years ago, added a comfortable chair, top and Mr Buddy heater for when the temps go below 50°, everyone laughed at it when I built it but now hunt it when I'm not there, I've been known to "call" in some deer while snoring (that's what I told my grandson) and sometimes it works
     
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    I knew Kevin. I pulled the plug at the end of 2015, just before they made the move to Air Methods. If I recall correctly Kevin was getting educated in Chinese medicine. I assume he has finished up with that by now.:) The Agusta 109 that was up there at the time had a couple of extreme cold issues. For quite a while, the landing gear would refuse to retract if the bird was parked out in the cold for long. Come to think of it, my landing gear got stiff too.
     
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