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Snow Mageddon 2?
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:36:46 pm »
This week it has been pretty normal for this time of year. Next week is a different story. Beginning Sunday its going to get much colder with highs only getting into the mid 20s and lows in the teens with snow in the forecast.
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Re: Snow Magedon 2?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 08:59:49 pm »
Here too.  Snow is a good insulator, but make sure your entrance stays clear.  I usually A-frame a piece of wood in front of the hive to keep the snow off the entrance. 
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Re: Snow Magedon 2?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 09:23:26 pm »
Here too.  Snow is a good insulator, but make sure your entrance stays clear.  I usually A-frame a piece of wood in front of the hive to keep the snow off the entrance.

I'll make sure to wipe the snow off the entrances
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Re: Snow Maggedon 2?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 12:17:10 am »
4-6 inches expected on Sunday with more later in the week. Here we usually dont get much snow if any and this year is shaping to be like a exception.
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Re: Snow Mageddon 2?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 02:57:07 pm »
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Here we usually dont get much snow if any and this year is shaping to be like a exception.

We don't get a lot.  I am right outside Sandy and on the snow line.  It has been mildish so far this winter, but that has changed in the last two weeks.  Cold, wet, and snow/ice on the way. 
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: Snow Mageddon 2?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 04:18:23 pm »
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Here we usually dont get much snow if any and this year is shaping to be like a exception.

We don't get a lot.  I am right outside Sandy and on the snow line.  It has been mildish so far this winter, but that has changed in the last two weeks.  Cold, wet, and snow/ice on the way.

Looking at your forecast your weather is going to be very similar to mine. Snow tomorrow night and a bigger snow storm on Wednsday.
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