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18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 18 Jan 2015, 19:30
by Ice.Maiden
The coldest night of our winter's hit Scotland. The rest of the country isn't feeling too warm either. It might not be so bad if we didn't have the icy winds to make everywhere feel even colder. :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30870799

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2015, 09:40
by Yogi
It seems like you are getting what we had in December. Around Chicago the average daytime temperatures start to rise again around January 20th. Hopefully Scotland will be as fortunate.

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 25 Jan 2015, 14:39
by Ice.Maiden
It's been slightly warmer since I first posted - about 5C today, but with a 13 mph wind which's somewhat icy. Later this week, temperatures're going to drop to around 0 again, with some heavy wintery showers.

January and February are our coldest winter months. We can't rule out another pile of snow yet.

What sort of daytime temperatures were you getting in Chicago Yogi?

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 21:38
by Yogi
We are averaging around the freezing point. The next ten days will be a bit colder however. We are expecting highs to be in the mid teens (or -9.4C) for the most part.

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2015, 07:51
by Ice.Maiden
Brrr! Well it was at freezing point here yesterday, and someone said it dropped to -2 in the early hours. We've had more snow, so it actually feels a bit warmer now that the ground's covered and the wind's dropped a bit.

I feel ever so sorry for those of you who've had to suffer your bad weather. We're only getting the residue of it, which's bad enough, but nothing in comparison to yours. : (

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2015, 07:41
by Yogi
This winter the Chicago area has been colder than normal but not extremely so. The snow fall has been fairly light so far as well. HOWEVER, tonight it will begin to snow and by the time it is over we could have 13 inches of the white stuff on the ground. This plays havoc with our dog who is only about ten inches tall. :lol:

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2015, 09:52
by Ice.Maiden
:o Awwww!!!!! The poor baby'll get buried! You'll have to dig a pathway Yogi!! :lol:

They've had 12 inches of snow just a few miles up the road from us, but that was probably where it'd drifted. We got some more this morning though, and although the sun's shining weakly atm, the clouds still look ominous. I know we'll get some more between now and the middle of next week.

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2015, 07:26
by Yogi
The storm was officially classed as a blizzard and we ended up with 19.3 inches of fallen snow. The drifted snow was much deeper in spots, and I did indeed shovel a path for a doggie run out in our back yard. :mrgreen:

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Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015, 07:01
by Ice.Maiden
:o Is that the path you dug out?? Well you're very kind to your dog!

This was taken 3 days ago I think. Several "main" roads've been closed, and vehicles've been abandoned by drivers not expecting the bad weather to come back with a flourish.

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Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015, 07:23
by Yogi
looks like tundra at the south pole. Where did you say you lived again?

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015, 12:00
by Ice.Maiden
The south pole! LOL - that's Derbyshire. Bleak, isn't it?

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015, 20:00
by Yogi
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Looks about right.

Re: 18th-19th January 2015

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2015, 13:53
by Ice.Maiden
Ah, but at least they have those magnificent polar bears there. Think our largest wild animal must be a fox or a badger.