Good Luck to all in the Winter Storm's Path!

Via:  dowser  •  2 years ago  •  37 comments

Good Luck to all in the Winter Storm's Path!

minnesota waterfall.jpg It's been unreasonably cold here in Louisville, just like the rest of the country, for over a week-- Now, I keep reading about this horrible superstorm blizzard hitting the north and the east coast.

So, I just wanted to tell everyone that I'm thinking about them, and wishing them well!  Be sure to bring your animals inside!




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1  seeder  Dowser    2 years ago

May your power stay on and your pipes not freeze!

Sparty On
1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Dowser @1    2 years ago

Yeah really.   It's been pretty sporty here in Northern Michigan the last couple weeks.   Already over 80" of snow YTD and it's not slowing down.

1.1.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Sparty On @1.1    2 years ago

yikes!  Very light dusting of snow here-- it would likely not feel quite so cold, if we had some snow...  At least it is killing the bad bugs1

1.2  Kathleen  replied to  Dowser @1    2 years ago

Thank you, we made out okay.. No power problems or pipe problems. 

1.2.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Kathleen @1.2    2 years ago

Glad to hear it!  Big hugs

Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    2 years ago

Where was that photo taken, Dowser?

I'm far from the Bomb Cyclone but I have family in its path

2.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 years ago

Thatls a frozen waterfall in Minnesota...  Hope your family is OK!

Trout Giggles
2.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dowser @2.1    2 years ago

Thanks, Dowser. I should call my aunt to see how they are doing

2.1.2  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    2 years ago

I hope all is well!

Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 years ago
I'm far from the Bomb Cyclone but I have family in its path

When did we get Bomb Cyclones? It's just a big Nor'easter. 

2.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 years ago

It's Minnehaha Falls in the Twin Cities.  It's a yearly event.  It's technically illegal to walk behind the frozen falls, but many (including me at one time) do so.   If you lose your footing it can be quite devastating, so those who go usually do so in 'teams'.  One or more venture behind the falls while a few stay outside 'just in case'.

Image result for minnehaha falls

This is what it looks like in summer.

2.3.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  XDm9mm @2.3    2 years ago

It's beautiful!  Thanks for the info!

2.3.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Dowser @2.3.1    2 years ago

You're more than welcome.

But, unless you're looking forward to zero as a warming trend, I suggest you avoid MN during the winter!!  chicken

2.3.3  seeder  Dowser  replied to  XDm9mm @2.3.2    2 years ago

I have, at times, looked at zero as a breath of fresh spring air...  when drilling in northern IN, when it got up to zero, I could peel off a layer or two, and move more easily.  But, yeah, it's plenty cold here-- I surely don't want to go up to Minnesota these days for the weather.  FL has always seemed to be a good place to go, but I keep reading that it is cold there, too!

We camped in an orange grove once, in FL, and they had a killing frost.  Thank heavens our camper had a furnace!  Then, in Wyoming once, it got down to about 20 degrees, in JULY, and we nearly froze...  Of course, used to the heat and humidity of KY summers, I had packed clothes suitable for the 90's to take to Wyoming...  Miserably cold!

I remember winter in Northern IN-- there were no birds.  NONE.  It was like being in hell.  I love birds-- they are a part of my daily life.  A place with no birds is not someplace I want to be!

The People's Fish
3  The People's Fish    2 years ago

Nothing a little Kentucky Bourbon can't thaw.....

3.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  The People's Fish @3    2 years ago

I fixed a hot toddy with a little Wild Turkey yesterday...  It was GOOD!

4  Shepboy    2 years ago

It is called winter..  All these crazy sensationalist names they make up..  Winter blizzards.. there ya go.. we all know that means bad stuff.

School house blizzard of 1888 .. a fast out of no where, arctic air comes in and temperature from just above freezing upper 30's drop down to negative 20 with in a couple hours..  Kids didnt even have time to get home before being overtook by the storm, and died..

Weather happens so unpredictably some times.

4.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Shepboy @4    2 years ago

That is when my great-great-grandmother died of pneumonia...  I mean immediately following that horrible winter.  We have a lot of letters discussing the blizzards, and bad weather here in KY.  Evidently, it never seemed to warm up much, the whole year.

5  mocowgirl    2 years ago


It's rare that we get below zero wind chills in SW Missouri.  I brought the dogs in, but the chickens had to stay in their barn.  Barred rocks are a hardy breed and all 11 have survived.

I am hoping for the best for the people & critters in the path of the storm on the East Coast.  

Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  mocowgirl @5    2 years ago

This critter is warm in her home.... so are the other critters.. the Wally critter and the Teddy Critter.. the Teddy one belongs to my mom and dad who are suffering in Hollywood, FLA. 


5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.1    2 years ago

They certainly look warm. 

5.1.2  mocowgirl  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.1    2 years ago

That is so sweet!

5.2  seeder  Dowser  replied to  mocowgirl @5    2 years ago

Same here, especially the critters!

6  MUVA    2 years ago

I went out west and my wife stayed home in VA beach they got about 6 inches in Jackson hole we got trace amounts happens every time.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @6    2 years ago

The weather is a fickle lover... 

6.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    2 years ago

I have been in Jackson when it has snowed 40 inches in 36 hours with over 200 ft base and have been there when it snowed 25 inches in a month.they are calling for snow here sat day.

6.1.2  seeder  Dowser  replied to  MUVA @6.1.1    2 years ago

Say hey to Jackson Hole for me, please!  I went to my mother's house and found the elk antlers today...  thumbs up

7  Kavika     2 years ago

If you want to know what the weather is going to be in northern Minnesota, you don't tune in the Weather Channel, you turn to the Rez Report with Rob Fairbanks...The weather in Leech Lake MN. with Rob Fairbanks (my cousin 3 times removed) The current temp at Leech Lake is -19 with wind chill it's -37...Fairly normal temp there.

Enjoy and don't mind the accent. 

7.1  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @7    2 years ago

I want some of that soup.

7.1.1  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @7.1    2 years ago

LOL, I'm sure that you do...

7.2  seeder  Dowser  replied to  Kavika @7    2 years ago

Wow Kavika, thanks!

7.2.1  TTGA  replied to  Dowser @7.2    2 years ago

Glad to see that you're feeling better kid.  Stay warm.

7.2.2  seeder  Dowser  replied to  TTGA @7.2.1    2 years ago

Love to you and yours, TTGA!

8  Kathleen    2 years ago

We got about 2 inches, but so cold and windy. 

Good sleeping weather. : )

9  sandy-2021492    2 years ago

It got all the way up to 29 here in Virginia.  A heat wave.

Low last night was 1 at my house.  I had the electric blanket on, and the cat and dog both cuddled up close.

9.1  seeder  Dowser  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9    2 years ago

It is actually 36o here--  A first in almost 2 weeks!  Maybe my feet will get warm...

9.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dowser @9.1    2 years ago

It crept up to 32 after I posted.  It's supposed to get back down to 16 tonight.

We're supposed to get rain tomorrow.  If we do, the ground will probably be so cold that it will freeze when it hits.  I can drive on snow, but I hate driving on ice.  We stocked up on food Friday, so if it's too nasty, we're fine not leaving the house.


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