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    But my Kentucky likes the sun!
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    Not much snow here, (just a white haze), but it's freakin' COLD! here in Arkansas this week. I'm ready for Spring!
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    This is the view from our kitchen from our first snow of this season. It went away and was resplaced with our current powdery snow and extreme cold.
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    Yesterday morning - & more to come !!,
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    And Darren,i thought that i told you to keep that Mandolin WARM !!! ( strewth,these young-uns !)
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    This was our first snow of the season here in Virginia about a week before x-mas, about 10" here in Richmond. It's gone but as most of the country it is down right cold and has been for the last week.
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    Big deal...

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    Haha yea... Though here in Richmond, 10" truly cripples us because that's the most snow we have had in a number of years, and just west and north of here got 18-26". We Central and Eastern Virginians just aint use to a lot of the white stuff.

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    QUOTE=Hans;752220]Big deal...[/QUOTE]

    So have you guys got any snow yet in the North Central? We've just received a thirty-six hour storm warning that it sounds your area's part of. Let's enjoy!

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    I love looking at snow — and over the years, I've certainly seen enough of it! Raised in northeastern Ohio (think lake-effect snow over Lake Erie and snow so high you had to tunnel through it as a kid with it waist high or higher); then young adulthood in Michigan, and now middle age in Connecticut, where we had 10 inches last week (now mostly melted) and we're expecting more tomorrow. Snow isn't that bad, though, it's the cutting wind that makes me feel the years more. I keep myself amused when I'm shoveling out the driveway and sidewalk by reminding myself that I'm actually moving air. All it takes is one nice day, and all my hours of effort will evaporate into the atmosphere and you'd never know there was anything to shovel!

    When winter snows keep me in, I spend more time practicing. That's a good thing.
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    Yep
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    I'm from Alberta Canada near the foothills of the Rockies, I may post a pic, but you can imagine. About 2 feet on the ground. -20C today, maybe above 0C (32F) by the weekend.

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    You want sun for your Kentucky? Move to Florida 'cept tonight it's going to be 19 here in Gainesville. I'm moving south.

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    We may get some tonight...haven't had any in three years
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    -20c here, but thanks to the cold it has stopped snowing. So I can do some pickin instead of shufflin..

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    She insisted on playing out in the snow Ivan, but came straight back in.

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    I hate to gloat but....it's 76 degrees a clear as a bell here in sunny Southern California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bunting View Post
    I'm from Alberta Canada near the foothills of the Rockies, I may post a pic, but you can imagine. About 2 feet on the ground. -20C today, maybe above 0C (32F) by the weekend.


    We are about to experience a Chinook. It warmed up today by 15 degrees...

    ...But, Mon, I'll be in Negril by the time the thaw hits. Hah!
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    Yep, it's warmed up here too by about 10 degrees, it's welcome. Have a good trip.

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    Overnight on Wednesday,at my old place of work at BAE Systems Airfield in Woodord,Cheshire, UK,it achieved the lowest 'lowland' temp.ever -17.6 deg.F.
    We're simply not geared up & prepared for really severe snow over here as it rarely happens.
    You can understand our local councils not wanting to stock up 100's of tons of salt/grit mixture for our roads 'just in case'. They spend the cash elsewhere. Subsequently when it does happen,we're up the creek sans paddle !!.
    We're always pointing to other countries & talking about the wonderful machines they have for shifting snow & how they're always prepared for it,but these countries have ultra-severe weather EVERY year !. I can't remember snow as bad as we're having right now for at least 15 years.
    My late friend over in Ottawa,Canada,David Tinkoff,used to phone me or me him,& he'd ask about the weather. I'd say it was about -6 deg. over here,he'd laugh & reply " hell fire ! - you're having a heatwave " . It would usually be around -25 - 30 deg. over there. It didn't make me feel any warmer knowing that,
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    Four layers, as of now, with the first coming before Christmas. No thaw in-between. Thick and crunchy underneath, soft and fluffy atop, and hoovering around zero. I usually haul my mando to
    work, practice over lunch/break time. Baby is NOT going out in cold this bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
    Baby is NOT going out in cold this bad.
    Take it from a Cryogenic Canadian:

    As long as you don't shock the instrument (i.e., by taking it outdoors out of its case), you should be able to get it to a vehicle or a bus before it gets cold. It's the sudden change that kills 'em.
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    And of course the reverse is true.....
    Let it warm up on the beach slowly...
    and don't drip any high octane stuff on the finish!!!
    Bye-bye varnish!!!!

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    I can testify that Gibson lacquer will withstand both Chevas and Los Jimadors. The coldest weather is my busiest time of year at work. I never get time to loaf in January, so it stays home.
    I take it out to gig and jam every other weekend, weather be damned.
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    Made it to a session and back yesterday through the snow, will drive to another one tonight. Radar shows more snow coming. And there is "The Day after Tomorrow" on TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanreilly View Post
    And of course the reverse is true.....
    Let it warm up on the beach slowly...
    and don't drip any high octane stuff on the finish!!!
    Bye-bye varnish!!!!
    Such great advice....[hic]
    and now, what a difference two days makes....a half-yard of snow to some liquid sunshine....Calgary to Negril. A little reggae mando in the making.
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