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50 degrees in January so...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by fireview2788, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    I went down the road to start working on the downed stuff at my buddy's place. Found a mixture of hard maple, beech, and walnut to make up about half a cord so far. There's so much more to work on in this woodlot and I want to be done with all c/s/s by July 1st. We'll see how it works out.


    fv
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  2. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    you got a good start.............keep at it
  3. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    The sooner you can be done with it the better. I don't like c/s/s wood in the heat or the bugs. Nope. Not one bit. Have done it a few times and won't do it again. Good work fireview2788.
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  4. blades

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    Yep couple of warm Jan. thaw days here also, about 10 out right now and heading to the deep freeze for the next few days, Single digit daytime, negative numbers at night for the next few days so not too bad. Real problem is windchill factor which puts everything down in the double negative digits. But we are just softies around here compared to some.
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  5. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Nice title of thread. Let me know how things are temp wise tomorrow.
  6. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I'm close to fireview2788 here in Northern Kentucky and we saw about 54 yesterday. Just happened to be the first day with our new Buck 80 insert. What the heck, cranked it up withn just 3 pieces of 2 year old ash. Well.... doors, windows open and still in the uppern 70"s in the house!:p This morning temp around 30 and another 3 pieces of ash and its 73 in the house.
  7. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I'm sure the cold we have now will be heading your way shortly :)

    Sunday
    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 3F with a windchill as low as -31F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.
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    Sunday Night
    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of -26F with a windchill as low as -49F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.
  8. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Here is our weather for the next week. Well, their best guess anyway. I am sure they will be right about the cold. ;lol It is 10 on the back porch right now. o_O

    Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light southwest after midnight.
    • M.L.King Day A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -11. Light north wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
    • Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
    • Tuesday Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -24. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
    • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -21. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
    • Wednesday Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
    • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Light south wind.
    • Thursday Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
    • Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. East wind around 6 mph.
    • Friday Cloudy, with a high near 18. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
    • Friday Night Cloudy, with a low around -2. West wind around 5 mph.
    • Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13. West wind 5 to 7 mph.
    • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
    • Sunday Cloudy, with a high near 25. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
  9. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Single digits overnight for the next two and then mid teens the rest of the week. It's going to be a cold run tomorrow but the cold should help the end of duck season. I'm sneaking over to my buddy's place and splitting some firewood for him while he's in Florida (he has no clue) and then I'll start cutting the following weekend.


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  10. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Friends like you are hard to come by. You are a good man :)
  11. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    50's is too hot for splitting wood (by hand at least)! I haven't yet found weather that's too cold, not around here. 20's and 30's with gloves, t-shirt and wooly hat is just about ideal, you can work hard, but no sweating.

    50's is time for other hobbies, shame we won't see those temps again for a few more months.

    TE
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  12. fireview2788

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    Thanks but he's the good man. I couldn't ask for a better friend!


    fv
  13. BobUrban

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    I am a January 2nd until mud season cutter myself. Most of the wood I am after is in some low swampy areas that become to messy to deal with when the ground is not frozen and I hate working in the woods when it is hot. I plan to have at least 10 cord up before spring and some more bucked and on deck. I can tolerate splitting and stacking in the sun on decent days but try to stay out of the swamp as much as possible and almost never run the saw above 50 degrees.

    My theory is: you can always put more clothes on to combat the cold but cannot take enough off to beat the heat. Especially when working in it! I use J/2 because it is the day after deer season ends in Michigan and I want to respect those that are still out after their venison.
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Personally, I'd really appreciate it if you'd take it back to MN.
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  15. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Haha, it's only -15F right now. Not nearly as bad as the -31F I woke up to this morning.

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