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Posted: 12/30/2014 9:42:52 AM EST
It has been quiet around here of late. Holding at -20 degrees this morning here on the Rocky Front. We have a good foot of snow to play in too. Looks like the sun is going to come out and play, so time to get the snow off the solar panels here in a bit. I wonder how the new couple from down south are holding up about now
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 10:48:50 AM EST
Very cold but the wife has plenty of indoor projects to keep me busy. The entire upstairs is getting a fresh coat of paint. If you haven't purchased quality paint in a while you better brace yourself before going to the register.

Any outside projects are on hold except for running a box or two through the new Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp TALO .357 Mag that I bought myself for Christmas. Well, now that you mention it, I need to go blow the snow of the solar panels as well. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Link Posted: 12/30/2014 10:50:27 AM EST
I am just glad I work in a heated shop
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 11:05:58 AM EST
Piece of cake over here in kalispell
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 11:22:53 AM EST
Woke up to -20.5 at my place in the south hills of Helena. The truck started, albeit a little hard but After letting to warm up a bit I headed to work a couple miles down the gulch downtown but I did take a short detour to let the truck get up to full operating temperature and charge the battery up a bit more. Seems to be warming up a bit down here as it is -12 up from -15 when I arrived.
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 11:23:22 AM EST
Dipped to -24. Beautiful out there.

Link Posted: 12/30/2014 12:54:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tommyidone:
Piece of cake over here in kalispell
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Yup,

Another GLORIOUS day in NW Montany!



Keep The High Ground,


G

Link Posted: 12/30/2014 1:15:14 PM EST
4 wheeler ran out of gas in the middle of the horse pasture this morning. Now the fuel line it frozen, thanks Wife!
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 1:26:55 PM EST
Doing ok. Although my Cows were a little humped up this morning here in North Eastern Montana!
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 2:27:49 PM EST
My 99 Frontier with a 12 year old die-Hard battery started OK, then I let it idle/warm up for 5 min just because I hate holding a -20 deg steering wheel
Link Posted: 12/30/2014 8:13:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/31/2014 12:31:14 AM EST
All ok, just wish I had a wood stove to sit next to. And Grandma back for a day to warm some hot chocolate on it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2014 3:14:22 AM EST
Nice and crispy.
Link Posted: 12/31/2014 7:45:09 AM EST
It's cold enough to push quite a few elk down onto the scratch gravels. A veiw out the front window.



BTW, everyone please be safe tonight.
Link Posted: 12/31/2014 8:21:27 AM EST
Even growing up here I am still in awe of the weather swings we get. This time yesterday morning it was -24 degrees. This morning I wake up to 6 above. Yesterday we had a little wind here in the mountains, but I went down to the mailbox (5 miles), and the wind was wicked down there and COLD!! Even at 10 below it was nicer outside than that was!!

Stay vigilant out there, the roads are still bad, at least around here. Good day to stick at home and work remote.
Link Posted: 12/31/2014 8:45:17 PM EST
I lived in northern Minnesota for 3.5 years. I'll never complain about the weather in the Northern Rockies. Piece of cake compared to the Great White North.
Link Posted: 1/1/2015 9:20:02 PM EST

Link Posted: 1/5/2015 7:31:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Goosemaster:
Woke up to -20.5 at my place in the south hills of Helena. The truck started, albeit a little hard but After letting to warm up a bit I headed to work a couple miles down the gulch downtown but I did take a short detour to let the truck get up to full operating temperature and charge the battery up a bit more. Seems to be warming up a bit down here as it is -12 up from -15 when I arrived.
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I spent that day working on one of your neighbors new deck up on Crossfire. I haven't been that cold for that long in some time.
Link Posted: 1/5/2015 9:28:27 PM EST
Sometimes it's great to be west of the Divide.
Link Posted: 1/5/2015 9:53:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Talyn:
Sometimes it's great to be west of the Divide.
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Until it's time to shovel.





Link Posted: 1/5/2015 10:10:38 PM EST
Took me 10 hours today to plow from the barn to the house to the main road.
Link Posted: 1/7/2015 12:09:33 PM EST

Until it's time to shovel.
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Yep a double-edged sword. You folks got dumped on up north compared to down here in the Bitterroot. But the more snow up in the hills keeps the rivers/creeks running & the fire danger lower in the summer depending on how fast it comes off.

We warmed up & got some rain on the snow leaving a lot of slush down here in the valley, but the hills got more stuff to stick up high.


Link Posted: 1/18/2015 1:35:04 PM EST
Bitterroot is nice and clear, raining occasionally.
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