Monday, January 11, 2016

Mischief Monday - The Weather

This week's mischief winner is the weather. It is being crazy, thank you climate change.

Let's recap.

December 24th, the warmest on record at 17 C/62 F.

Hailey enjoy a roll on Christmas Eve

December 29th, seasonal cold -5 C/ 23 F and we got a foot of snow. The first real snowfall of the winter.

Phod enjoying the snow

January 4th and 5th it was bitter cold -29 C/ -20 F. We call it 3 legged dog cold. Their paws get so cold after just a few minutes that they try and walk on 2 or 3 legs. (Boots have failed and really when it is that cold we can't be out long anyway).

The rest of the week more like December 29th for highs (felt balmy).

January 9th and 10th had possible record warm days (5 C/41 F)  and possibly record rain (calling for 30 mm/1 inch). This is going to be followed by a flash freeze (occurring as this post goes live) of -13 C/8 F, so it is going to be dangerous skating rink today.  Lady is thankful for her icers for her boots, they may not be stylish, but safety first. Then tomorrow (Tuesday) we are suppose to get 5 cm/2 inches of snow.

You can see the straps for the icers

The bottom to give you grip
Last winter was terrible (the coldest on record with 2 months of the -29 C/-20 F) but at least it was consistent. This is just crazy!

The puddle forming outside our door
After writing this post, the power went out. This completely stresses both Lee and Phod out. We had set up our generator for the first time (we got it 2.5 years ago after 2 long power outages, 72 and 95 hours). We did't have access to everything (like we don't have a stove) but we have heat, water, the fridge, TV, internet and some lights. We were without power for 7 1/2 hours. The generator made this much more enjoyable than last time it was out in the winter.

35 comments:

  1. Crikey ... The worlds gone mad, aye!

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  2. it is just crazy all over the world it seems :) Stay warm.

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  3. I finks Mr Weatherman is play tricks wiv us!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. that weather is like a rollercoaster, hope mother nature finds a way to make it better. I hope the power will stay with you and there is nothing to fear for my bestest Lee, for Phod and for you...

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  5. And I thought our weather was crazy...yours is downright insane! I am glad you have a generator. We have one for hurricane season (not that we have ever needed it for a hurricane since we have bought it - go figure) and it is a saving grace for sure. Stay warm, friends.

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  6. Last night was our first really cold night this season. No snow yet, although it was in the forecast yesterday so everyone cleared all the bread, milk, and eggs out of the grocery stores on Friday and Saturday!

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  7. Hari OM
    the climate has definitely taken a spin... YAM xx

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  8. So far it's been an unusually mild Winter, but they are predicting freezing temps and 2 possible snow storms this week. I would be happy if that held off another week or two.

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  9. It is chilly willy here too
    Lily & Edward

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  10. Gosh your temperatures make me feel like a sissy for complaining about how cold it is here.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  11. It was really cold for us on Saturday, with the wind it made it even worse. It is still cold today....stay safe, so glad you had the generator. stella rose

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  12. Wow, that is some crazy weather! We have been wet here, but at least we don't have the brrr chilly temps you all do!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  13. what is up with this weather. We have a furiend in Georgia..you know the one in the Southern US of A not the one in Russia. It was colder there this morning than it was in Anchorage, AK.crazy crazy weather.
    hugs madi your bfff

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  14. Lucky that you had the generator:)

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  15. oMD OMD this is AMAZING other than Slight Differences in temps and Snow depths... YOUR weather has been a mirror image of OURS... and you are RIGHT it is CRAZY... Butt we found those WARM Dry days to be SOOOOOOO Refreshing and quite a Blessing... Boy Howdy do we EVER remember the last Two BRUTAL winters...
    So glad that you have the generator... don't need it often butt when you do... OMD are they ever WONDERFUL.

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  16. glad you have a generator!! We are bitter and have a "clipper"moving in tonight.....well, it IS winter after all!!! Keep warm! DakotasDen

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  17. Bummer on the power outage. We have been having a lot of wind. Typical of an El Nino year. I think the last time we had this crazy weather was the last El Nino.

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  18. You're very SMART to have that generator! Brrrrr. I'm shivery just thinking about it!

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  19. This has been a strange winter - we have a generator too, just in case!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  20. Mother Nature is fascinating sometimes, the way she can make things so different from one day to the next.

    I'm sorry about the power outage. I've been without power in the winter and it's truly awful! You're lucky to have the generator to keep you warm!

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  21. Talk about opposites. We were going to post the Mother Nature was being mischievous. We've been lucky with mild(ish) temps, but she's hitting us with a vengeance this week. Temps of 100 and 100+. We can't go outside because the pavers and concrete is too hot on our paws! Stay warm.

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  22. OMD that is way to cold for us!!! Good job on the generator!

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  23. Oh wow! You guys definitely win for the oddest weather ever! I hope it evens out or gets better!

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  24. We are still waiting for snow to come. There hasn't been a FLAKE all season. Mom wants an excuse to stay in and watch snow out the window. I want an excuse to run around like a nut... unless the snow touches my belly, Then all bets are off!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  25. We are having the exact same weather. Warm last week and bitterly cold this week. I can't keep up and Ruby has about had it, too! Hope your power stays on from now on!

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  26. Yes, the weather has been very crazy! Our mom is hoping that the warm weather we got this time last year comes back again!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  27. Generator sure do wish we had one. We are always afraid during the winter we will lose power and we hate the cold weather. We sit at the very end of the power grid so always the last to get electricity back on.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  28. OUr weather has been crazy but we always get weird weather down here. It goes from shorts to coats the same day! LOL!

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  29. Wow! I guess the weather's crazy everywhere!

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  30. Thank dogness for generators. Mom keeps telling Dad we should have one, just in case. . . But he doesn't listenL( We have had the ups and downs of weather too, but not much snow - wishing for more soon.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  31. I am still learning about weathers but it is pretty crazy so far. I hope you are keeping warm and safe. I find that snuggling helps a lot.


    Ziggy Out!!

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  32. Losing power in the winter is no fun. We have had crazy weather here too.

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  33. UGH! Our weather has been absolutely crazy hasn't it!!??!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  34. Yay for generators! (we don't have one now but hope to soon) Mother Nature is really messing with us this year, isn't she?

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