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#25690 - 12/29/17 05:28 AM Brrrrrrrr.....
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 461
Loc: palmyra, new york
I am headed to Northern NY today to my camp, where I was intending to set for Coyote and 'Cat. I just called a buddy "up there" to inquire about the weather. 8 to 14" of snow = doable. Minus 14 degrees F. right now = NOT doable. I guess I will take several back issues of FFG and spend some time reading and staring out the window! Playing outdoors in sub zero weather---NOPE!---that ship sailed many years ago.

Ron

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#25693 - 12/29/17 11:05 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Cold here too. But well above 0
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#25695 - 12/29/17 12:00 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 10/04/15
Posts: 167
Loc: S.E. Kentucky
We had three inches of rain a week ago and the saturated ground is like concrete. I think I saw sparks flying trying to chip out a trap bed. Been hacking out a frozen bowl to set trap in and covering with light on sight material for a few cat sets working. It's slow going but at least have some sets out. Supposed to get single digits for a couple of nights.

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#25700 - 12/30/17 05:02 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
archeryguy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
I put in and reworked a total of 13 sets yesterday. I wanted to get everything in ahead of the 2 to 4 inches of snow today and the next ten days of single digit temps. When I left the house it was minus 10. Besides my hands, I was actually over dressed and way too warm. The best part was seeing coyote tracks every where! This is my favorite time of the year to trap!

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#25701 - 12/30/17 06:23 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Qc.
We just had a week of -30 c. without wind chill. And there is wind. It is supposed to continue for another week.

Spent yesterday ice fishing and sliding with the grandkids. It was at a touristy area a few hours south of home. Lots of people from France and even signs in Mandarin! The tourists were freezing. The Canadians were fine but you had to watch the wind. Red cheeks turn white quickly on little ones.

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#25746 - 01/07/18 06:30 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2007
Loc: WV
I've got -1* F. now. Coldest day we've had for a long time. No wind, just calm as can be. Here in the valley we don't have any snow cover, folks are having trouble with their waterlines.

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#25747 - 01/07/18 07:14 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: redsnow]
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 51
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
Had -17 on my truck thermometer on the way home from work this morning. I have owned that truck for 11 years, and that's the coldest the thermometer has ever read. It's brutal out there. Truck was dragging a little when I turned the key.

On the bright side, though, I did see a coyote this morning on my way home about 2 miles down the road from my house. The things you see when the .223 is at the house.

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#25748 - 01/07/18 11:22 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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-1 yesterday, 0 today.
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#25752 - 01/07/18 04:43 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Qc.
Still in the minus 30's C. This type of weather is tough on the wood pile.

Supposed to warm up this week.

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#25756 - 01/08/18 06:30 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2007
Loc: WV
About a dozen of us were out yesterday snaring suckers. The best river ice we've had for years, it was a good 7 or 8 inches thick.



I've got 25* today.

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#25761 - 01/08/18 01:52 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: redsnow]
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 51
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
Is that South Branch, Tim?

I wish our ice was that clear. We have 8" of snow on our ice right now.


Edited by Dfabs (01/08/18 01:54 PM)

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#25762 - 01/08/18 03:38 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2007
Loc: WV
No, that's the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. That location is about 20 miles above where it meets the South Branch of the Potomac.

We talked about it yesterday, that's the biggest, prettiest and deepest hole on the South Fork. Years ago it was full of fish, but not today. We got up to 50* today, I figure there is water flowing over the ice now.

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#25763 - 01/08/18 04:01 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 461
Loc: palmyra, new york
Redsnow----That is very nice looking country!! Do you trap along that river?

Ron

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#25764 - 01/08/18 04:02 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: redsnow]
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 51
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
Looks beautiful. The mountain streams never get old. I just get confused about how they name some of them sometimes. Lol

We only got up to 35, and it snowed all day today. Tomorrow is supposed to stay below freezing for most of the day too, but we are supposed to get rain on Wednesday.

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#25765 - 01/08/18 05:04 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Qc.
How do you snare a sucker?

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#25767 - 01/09/18 05:56 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2007
Loc: WV
Yes, that's part of my area.

I'll start a new thread about snaring suckers.

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#25803 - 01/13/18 01:26 PM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 461
Loc: palmyra, new york
Yesterday it was almost 60 F here. The fields were green again, people were happy and life was good. Today, it is 13 F with about 14" of snow, everything is white, people are miserable and life is still good- as long as you find something to putter with in the barn -- far, far away from your wife.

Ron

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#25804 - 01/14/18 06:11 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Qc.
We had plus nine on Friday and it's minus 34 C. today.

Rain on Friday buggered the snow. We got about 6 inches of fresh stuff yesterday. If it warms up a little, I want to harness the dogs but I'm afraid a snow/ice bridge I made will no longer exist.

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#25806 - 01/14/18 10:06 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: musher]
FLSH ETR Offline
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 941
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Geez! Minus 34*C is close to our minus 30*F. That's when everything shuts down. Schools, shopping centers, cars. How far north are you in QC? The middle of Wisconsin is at the 45* 00" latitude. I see where the top of Maine is around 49* 00". Minus 34*C has got to be some serious snotcycle weather!! Your tea made with propylene glycol?? grin

Frank. cool
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#25809 - 01/15/18 06:16 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: ron finewood]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Qc.
I am not too far north. I could be in Maine in 6 hours or so.

i used to live at 55 in latitude. Much colder there. -33 this morning.

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#25810 - 01/15/18 10:35 AM Re: Brrrrrrrr..... [Re: musher]
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Registered: 12/29/04
Posts: 941
Loc: Cudahy, Wisconsin,USA
Sounds like you might be around latitude 50 ish. Still, three dog nights! frown

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