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"Bitterly cold winter coming"

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by JoeyD, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Don't even say that in jest. I got too much wood to get....I say no to the snow! :mad:
    If not, I'm pretty sure it won't get much below 70 in my living room. ==c

    NWS is predicting pretty much normal temps and precip, for my areas anyway....

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  2. Get Wood

    Get Wood Member

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    That will be ok with me this year. I have never seen snow in southern Arizona.
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  3. Bocefus78

    Bocefus78 Minister of Fire

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    Bring it! My wood and more importantly, my plow truck and wallet are ready!
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  4. ScotO

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    I've got several snowmobiles and lots of land to ride 'em on, so bring it and bring it big!!
    Having 30 cord and 4 years ahead helps the confidence level too......

    That said, I don't trust ANY long-term forecasting.......they can't even get tomorrow's weather right!!;)
  5. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Squirrels started tearing up the white oak acorns a couple weeks ago here, could be a bumper crop from all the rain or are they "prepping"?
    They are still doing a number on the pine cones as they usually do but haven't started raiding the Hickory trees
  6. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    I hope its right. The last two winters in Maryland have been a bust--it hasn't snowed more than an inch or two here in three years. My stove has been the best insurance against cold weather--it hasn't been cold since I got it in Dec. 2011.
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  7. oldspark

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    FA has predicated 7 of the last 3 bad winters.;)
  8. Reckless

    Reckless Feeling the Heat

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    Im not ready :( 4 cord of oak that cant be used till 2015+ Maybe the neighbor will trade a cord or two of mixed ready stuff for CSS green oak???? They have 15+ cord
  9. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee Minister of Fire

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    Never trade that oak, it's like a long-term investment (and a woman): Substantial penalty for early withdrawal.:eek: Better to cut/scrounge/buy something you can burn this winter.
  10. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Lots of hickory nuts already this year too, since I love winter I'm hoping they're right.
  11. Reckless

    Reckless Feeling the Heat

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    I have more oak trees than I know what to do with lol.... 5acres and 85% of it is rock and white oak :) I'll be ok if I trade a cord of fresh cut red. (I have a ton of EAB Ash too that will be cut soon once it dies :( )
  12. Grisu

    Grisu Minister of Fire

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  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Perhaps you need to check out Tuscon?! Yes, they get snow most years. You just sometimes have to look quickly before it melts.
  14. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I wonder if we can predict anything by counting the number of farmers almanac threads that show up every fall.

    I've already seen 3 today....
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I'm never sure who to trust . . . The Farmer's Almanac or The Old Farmer's Almanac.
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  16. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    East Coast pattern...Has happened before:

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    ...before BB moved east, I think
  17. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Hmmm... Didn't know that. Yeah about 30 years before I came this way. ;lol
  18. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    It may give me a chance to open up that harman and see what she can do. I predict it will still be 90 Deg in my stove room.
  19. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    Fortunately, this time we are in a major hurricane drought. Last Cat3 or bigger was in 2005, (Wilma). Longest stretch since 19th century.

    ETA : There's a reason Hatteras is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic
  20. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Ok, bring the cold...Scotty, you can have the snow....keep it up there! I don't want to shovel, bringing wood up the steps is enough! ;)
  21. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    I listened to NBC this morning who did a review of the FA prediction. In the end, NBC said FA has an accuracy rate of 80%. I have no idea who is right, but with that publication having been around for so long and so many farmers putting faith in it, I'll go with the Farmers. They have it right most of the time because they know all about BS!
  22. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Since my wood supply is about 1/4 of what I would use in a normal year I hope it is a very mild winter.
  23. smokinj

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  24. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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