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Cold Front for New Year

Today is the last warm day before the arctic freeze arrives. They are talking a high (HIGH!?!) of 33 for New Year’s Day! What???? Nights will be in the low 20s. GAH! Well, I guess this is my hint to pick those green tomatoes and bring them inside. The whole first week of the year looks to be filled with shivers.

I’m doing laundry today to get all my long-sleeved shirts clean. Of course, today is only 60 or so. Drying them on the line won’t be that easy. I might have to break out the dryer this afternoon to get everything dry.

How are things in your neck of the woods?

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Posted: December 30, 2017


  1. Accumulating ice on the *inside* of our patio door and staying inside as much as possible over here.

    It’s currently -15 degrees F here in Alberta, Canada but the forecast has a predicted *high* of 19 degrees F on New Years. I’m dressing in long-johns, sweatshirt, fleece and winter coat plus boots, hat, gloves and scarf if I’m spending any time outdoors (everything covered but my eyes)

    Fortunately the house is dry enough that clothes will dry overnight hung on our basement clotheslines.

    Comment by E. Bell — December 30, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

  2. OHBOY. If it’s that cold, I would be dressed like that for INSIDE the house!!!

    Comment by Maria — December 30, 2017 @ 4:14 pm

  3. You live a number of miles south of me, Maria, but our weather appears to be about the same. Wonderfully warm here the past few days, but that all ends tonight. The last day of 2017 announces Real winter. Dry, though. We seriously need moisture, esp. snow. Don’t tell my husband I said that.

    Comment by MaryJo Dawson — December 30, 2017 @ 5:29 pm

  4. It hasn’t been very nice here this past week. Today hit 60, but it didn’t stay there long enough to dry the clothes on the line. It was mostly murky and gloomy the past week with temps around 45. The coming week is DEFINITELY winter. I don’t know who decided a high of 33 was a good idea!

    Comment by Maria — December 30, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

  5. We’ve been hitting low to mid-70s but damp, foggy and drizzly. There’s no drying clothes outside at all.

    E.Bell, I’m with Maria. With those kind of temps I’d be bundled up like that inside the house. Maybe even with an electric blanket.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — December 30, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

  6. Well we have Lake effect here and the high today will be 11 degrees it went to 0 last night and we still have about a week of this type weather. I just wear layers and keep my Cuddle Duds laundered as I wear them all the time. (they are kind of like long underwear) I hope every one has a wonderful and Happy New Year and pray for Peace this coming year. Blessings to all.

    Comment by tibet — December 31, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

  7. Tibet, that is just TOO COLD. Stay warm and safe. I wish you the same warm wishes for the New Year!

    Comment by Maria — December 31, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

  8. I enjoyed a few days of snow three years ago when I went to see my father in NJ. Surprisingly, I really wasn’t cold, at least not outside with my down coat and fringed leather boots. It was inside that I was cold. My father kept the house at 62 and only raised it to 68 for me. I had his late wife’s fleece jacket and my late aunt’s flannel quilt that I stayed wrapped up in.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — December 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  9. We have about 3″ of snow on the ground and dangerous wind chills. It’s about 15 now, with WCs around 10, but it’s heading for -15 tonight and not much better tomorrow. Our weather’s similar to Tibet’s, since she’s just about 90 miles N of me. We don’t get that lake effect, though.
    Everyone have a safe and Happy New Year. I look forward to talking books with y’all next year, and whatever other topics Maria comes up with, too.

    Comment by Dee/dragons3 — December 31, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

  10. Dee I don’t want to know the WCs it makes me colder! We have right around the same amount of snow. Lake Effect is a stinker but its Ohio and I love it here so won’t complain. Have neighbors coming over tonight for New Years they can all walk home a few with a little help walking home after 2 glasses of wine the old girls really feel a little happy. We all stay in and no big thing a little shrimp and cheese and crackers makes them happy and I don’t have to leave my home. Happy New Year

    Comment by tibet — December 31, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

  11. It’s 24 degrees and 8 o’clock. We had drizzle. The roads are going to be icing over. Brrr….we’re not leaving this house!

    Comment by Maria — December 31, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

  12. It’s pretty cold in Iowa too. We’re not supposed to get above zero until Tuesday.

    Comment by Benjamin — December 31, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

  13. We’re in the middle of a cold snap. The high temperature for the day was 12 degrees F today. It’s not supposed to rise above freezing for at least 10 more days. The good side is that we’ve had a few inches of snow in the past few days and the cold, dry air has made for light, powdery snow.

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by Kevin — December 31, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

  14. Well, here in Florida we’re about to hit a cold snap. Looks like mid 50s all week. Brr. 😉 While this would be mild weather compared to the rest of you, I’ll be freezing my buns off. I’ll have to really bundle up for my nightly walks!

    Stay warm everyone and may your new year be full of awesomeness!

    Comment by April — January 1, 2018 @ 7:36 am

  15. Brrr. It’s 19 this morning. Not much by way of ice even though we had snow flurries last night. Well, there might be ice. I’m not going out to check! Heat is running and I have my hot cocoa. This will be the highlight of my day!

    Stay warm, everyone. Let’s get this year off to a safe start since we can’t do a warm one…!

    Comment by Maria — January 1, 2018 @ 8:59 am

  16. April, yes we in FL can expect a low of 35 Wed night, at least in my neck of the woods. I’m not venturing outside until it goes up to 50.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — January 1, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

  17. Obviously, by all of the comments, that Artic cold front was widespread and Very strong! But according to what the 2 weather services I consult have to say, it should be weakening. Hang in there a couple more days, everybody. This too shall pass.

    Comment by Mary Jo Dawson — January 3, 2018 @ 2:45 pm

  18. Hey Mary Jo, nice to see you! I know NM didn’t get the arctic cold (Mom was well-pleased and a lot warmer than we were!) Colorado must have been mostly missed too. It’s warmer here today–made it to 50. Our walk was QUITE pleasant!

    Comment by Maria — January 3, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

  19. I took my dogs for a walk as I do every day and they said today would be no different. My neighbor saw us and said, “it’s way too cold to be out for a walk”. To which I said, “it wasn’t MY idea”.

    Comment by Elisabeth — January 4, 2018 @ 2:37 am

  20. Hahahaha. Yeah, that is about the way it works!

    Comment by Maria — January 4, 2018 @ 8:48 am

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