Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Speaking Of Russia

It is kinda Siberia-like around these parts this morning.

7: 30 AM Edit:

Finally above 0, like 1 degree above zero, but at least the rest of the week looks balmy....


  1. Same down here in South Central Ohio along the Ohio River. That's just about 350 miles, southeast of Ft. Wayne. At least there's no snow or ice. Those rural roads can be treacherous under such conditions!

    1. We have about 3-4 inches of snow that is compacted on the dirt roads so it is like driving on a skating rink.

    2. I'm in central Alberta; you want the packed snow, it smooths out the roadsurface and fills in potholes.

      You just need experience driving on it 8 months of the year.


    3. Northeast Indiana here.

      It is -5 degrees at 9:20 A.M. (-10 degrees with windchill) an proposed to be -1 degree overnight. We have 4-5" of snow on the ground but the roads have been cleared.

      As long as I can get fuel oil for the furnace, I'll be a happy camper. One of the two suppliers in the area just quit residential deliveries starting at Christmas 2021 due to "liability issues". I am not worried about missing a delivery, just that I have to have a 200 gallon minimum delivery and my tank only holds 275 gallons. I would prefer a bit bigger cushion than that.

      Blue Tile Spook

    4. Exile, I agree with the packed snow, I drive just fine on it after years of living in northern Michigan but the other drivers on the road? Not so much

      BTS, you must be a little further northeast than us in Spencerville, but it looks like more of the same here tonight but then something like -3 on Friday night.

    5. Just outside New Haven to the southeast.

      There seems to be a "finger" that extends down off of Lake Michigan that makes my little part of the world when it comes to weather. Maybe I sit in a low-ground spot? My parents live about 4 minutes from my doorstep (by car - they're inside town limits, I'm just outside) and we can have completely different weather. The weather-guessers are always off by +/- 5 degrees for the readings on my outdoor thermometers. WOWO is saying that it is 12 degrees outside at the moment - my thermometers say 8 degrees.

      Anyhow, I have enjoyed the blog for quite a while now and like reading what a "local gent" has to say about the world.

      Blue Tile Spook

  2. Yeah, I don't enjoy it, but it's winter. It's how we earn sporing, summer, and fall.

    Builds character!

    Kind of feel like I've had enough cold character-building. I'm ready to build it through mowing and yard work (and cycling!) in July.

  3. 56 degrees down here in South Texas, and the lifelong residents around here are wearing winter coats. We just relocated from chilly Noo Yawk late last year and this is t-shirt weather for us. Come next July, however, I expect to melt into a puddle on the sidewalk, if I venture outside at all. It was 92 and humid on the day we arrived here back in mid-October.

    Win some, lose some.


  4. My daughter lives in Maine up in "The County." They had -39 the other morning.