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RQOTD - Tuesday

What is winter like where you live? What do you have to do to get ready for winter?

Lavender444's picture
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Our winter can be all over the place. The sun in Colorado feels pretty warm, so some days can be seasonally warm (40's)and others can be super cold(-10). We get snow but most of the time it's a difficult drive in the mornings, but the roads are dry by the evening commute. Every now and then we get feet and feet of snow. I use to hate it, because I would get trapped at work. They would send someone around to pick everyone up if you could not get to the hospital yourself, then hold us captive and we could not leave until the storm cleared, which could be days. But now that I stay home, it doesn't bother me that much.

The Spring snow storms are the heaviest for us. March is our snowiest month.

We don't really do anything to get ready...blow out the sprinklers and buy the kids warm clothes that fit. But that's about it.

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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Winter? What's that?! Lol
Let's see last year the leaves finally started changing colors a couple of weeks before Christmas. I think I wore my coat twice in January. We hit 100º for the first time in February (I distinctly remember the day because we spent it outside on a ranch).

ETA: If the air force moves us someplace that gets a real winter I might not survive. I only own like 4 sweaters and one not very heavy coat. lol

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Ugh...winter. I am not even ready for fall and it is a little chilly here right now. Biggrin Winter gets nice and cold. Our daytime temps run from the low teens to the 40s. Nighttime temps tend to be in the teens or single digits. We get several days a year where we are below zero overnight.

All we really do to get ready for winter is make sure we all have warm clothes and warm winter coats/boots. We probably should get our heater checked as well. I guess I better look at making an appt. for that.

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RAIN!!! Gotta love the Pacific NW. We get rain, rain and more rain. Occasionally throw in a snow day. Don't really have to do anything too special to get ready, other than make sure you have a good rain coat.

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Freezing!

We dig out our Winter jackets, hats, mittens, boots, etc. and make sure Miles has some that fit! We make sure our propane tank is full (to heat our house), and make sure our tires on our car are good. We also put away things from outside like our patio furniture, etc.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Freezing!

We also put away things from outside like our patio furniture, etc.

Oh, I forgot about that. Yep, we do that too. You cannot leave it out in the ice. Well..you can, but it won't last.

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Ours are fairly mild. You need a coat in the mornings and evenings when its REALLY cold but in the middle of the day when the sun is out its not usually too bad. However, last winter seemed really cold. It even snowed like 2 times for a few hours. Smile

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Well, I live in Canada Smile We get snow, ice and cold weather. It gets on average the coldest in January when it can be well below zero (-16 or so C) and we get quite a bit of snow. We generally have our first snow in November, which melts, but by Christmas we are in full snow that lasts generally til April. To get ready we have to do a complete wardrobe switch for everyone, bring in the outside furniture, winterize the air conditioner and bbq, get the snow equipment out (sleds, shovels) switch car tires, have the furnace serviced...etc etc. Now, this is for an average winter...two years ago we swept snow away twice, we just didn't get any in my city...but areas around us got buried. Last year we got quite a bit of snow. It varies from year to year.

Nicole

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"mommyvolc" wrote:

Well, I live in Canada Smile We get snow, ice and cold weather. It gets on average the coldest in January when it can be well below zero (-16 or so C) and we get quite a bit of snow. We generally have our first snow in November, which melts, but by Christmas we are in full snow that lasts generally til April. To get ready we have to do a complete wardrobe switch for everyone, bring in the outside furniture, winterize the air conditioner and bbq, get the snow equipment out (sleds, shovels) switch car tires, have the furnace serviced...etc etc. Now, this is for an average winter...two years ago we swept snow away twice, we just didn't get any in my city...but areas around us got buried. Last year we got quite a bit of snow. It varies from year to year.

Nicole

I know a few people on another forum who live in different parts of Canada. We always joke about their winter compared to a midwest US winter. Biggrin They just posted that their first day of school was yesterday and they had to pull out mittens and hats. :shock: Isaiah wore a tank top and shorts on his first day three weeks ago!

Thankfully, we don't have to winterize a lot though. Just make sure the tires are in good shape, pull in everything outside, switch out the wardrobe, and make sure we all have some snow pants and boots. We do get snow. It all depends. We tend to get a few heavy snowfalls btw January and February. We will get a snowfall or two above 7". That is when everything shuts down. I commute, so even an inch of snow makes me cringe. Not because I am afraid of the snow, but because people drive like it is dry pavement. Helloooo....you are going to slide around. Slow it down! Of course, I have heard it is worse in the Southern US. They are not used to much ice or snow.