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3 Phase Lightbulb
12-25-2017, 12:30 AM
Looks like we're going to get a white Christmas over here in New England.

Merry Christmas All!

Happy Turning and Milling, or cutting and welding, or melting and pouring, or sawing and sanding, or cooking and eating!

lakeside53
12-25-2017, 12:33 AM
White here in WA. I've been in the shop for three days straight now. Perfect... Almost time to dig out of the chips. I'm blaming my crappy welding on the 25F this morning (welding outside).

3 Phase Lightbulb
12-25-2017, 12:36 AM
White here in WA. I've been in the shop for three days straight now. Perfect... Almost time to dig out of the chips. I'm blaming my crappy welding on the 25F this morning (welding outside).

Wow, I used to live on Mercer Island, WA and I think it snowed once or twice in the 5 years I was there.

lakeside53
12-25-2017, 12:40 AM
I
m about 15 miles east of there, and 500 feet up - makes all the difference. But tonight even Mercer is getting 2 inches which means traffic paralysis tomorrow :)

metalmagpie
12-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Snow here in Kirkland too ..

danlb
12-25-2017, 02:00 AM
Been decades since the last white christmas here. Not that I'm complaining.

:)

Dan

3 Phase Lightbulb
12-25-2017, 02:23 AM
Santa just finished putting all of the gifts under the tree for the kids over here. He's probably on the way towards the West coast now.

darryl
12-25-2017, 02:27 AM
Was just outside locking my car- three flakes fell while I was outside here in Chilliwack. Could be five or more by morning. It's actually a little warmer than it was this afternoon, but I won't be surprised to see snow tomorrow.

RMinMN
12-25-2017, 06:17 AM
Merry Christmas to you all from northern Minnesota where we have a white Christmas.....again. The only time I haven't seen a white Christmas was when we visited our daughter in Monroe, WA and even then it snowed a couple days before Christmas, then melted off. My wife and I will travel a short distance for Christmas but we will be pretty careful since our wind chill is -41 and may get worse during the day.

1-800miner
12-25-2017, 09:17 AM
In California we are decorating our trees with fire.

Jim Williams
12-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Hi guys,

We moved to central Florida two years ago. At about 9:30 AM Christmas morning the temperature outside is 72 degrees F., and the sun is shining. I do not miss ice and snow one bit.

wdtom44
12-25-2017, 10:58 AM
In western R.I. we have about an inch of white Christmas. I don't mind the snow itself too much, it is that the state tries to equal snowfall with saltfall on the roads. Terrible on the vehicles. Wishing all a good Christmas.

alanganes
12-25-2017, 11:22 AM
Thanks and same to you!
Headed out to start clearing the driveway now.

I'm getting the same snow as you are 3Ph....

Cuttings
12-25-2017, 11:25 AM
Looks like about an inch of fresh snow here on Vancouver Island Christmas eve and over night.

dalee100
12-25-2017, 01:13 PM
Hi,

We got almost a foot now and it's -16F here today in Northern Minnesota. Winter is here with a vengeance.

chip's
12-25-2017, 02:37 PM
We got 3" more over the last 3 days. Not as cold here in the 20's. Merry Christmas to all.

Paul Alciatore
12-26-2017, 02:30 AM
White Christmas. Sounds romantic and nostalgic. But I have had my fill of shoveling snow. Better you than me. I am quite happy here is south Texas.

We did have a heavy snowfall earlier this winter. It was about a half inch or so. That is a once in ten year event here. But according to a local weatherman we briefly held the record for this year's total snow in the US or at least a good part of it. We probably held that record only for a day or less as places like Chicago and Maine were quick to catch up.

Baz
12-26-2017, 06:03 AM
Is there anywhere in the world that has
balmy temperatures say 65-75 all year
no water shortages
some hills that get snow within an hours drive so you can go and look at it sometimes
no eye watering taxes and regulations so you can actually afford to live there

Black Forest
12-26-2017, 06:38 AM
Is there anywhere in the world that has
balmy temperatures say 65-75 all year
no water shortages
some hills that get snow within an hours drive so you can go and look at it sometimes
no eye watering taxes and regulations so you can actually afford to live there

Hawaii is pretty much that way. I don't know about the cost of living though.

Black Forest
12-26-2017, 06:40 AM
We don't have a white Christmas this year where I live in the Black Forest of Germany. It is actually quite warm here. I didn't even need gloves this morning while driving big round hay bales to the livestock. We did have quite a bit of snow for the first three weeks of December.

MattiJ
12-26-2017, 10:11 AM
https://imgur.com/a/CLjo6

https://i.imgur.com/MKiC6PC_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

lakeside53
12-26-2017, 11:17 AM
That's what my place look like! but it will be gone by the weekend ;)

3 Phase Lightbulb
12-26-2017, 12:19 PM
I think we got 8-10" yesterday.

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/white_xmas1.jpg

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/white_xmas2.jpg

dalee100
12-26-2017, 12:28 PM
Hi,

Love the photo MattiJ! Reminds me of home in northern Minnesota.

From a grouse hunt last month near by
https://i.imgur.com/8yciaoO.jpg

KiddZimaHater
12-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Is there anywhere in the world that has
balmy temperatures say 65-75 all year
no water shortages
some hills that get snow within an hours drive so you can go and look at it sometimes
no eye watering taxes and regulations so you can actually afford to live there
Central Texas

Ridgerunner
12-26-2017, 01:56 PM
Any members here from Erie, Pennsylvania? They just got 53 inches in 30 hours and expect 12-18 inches more.

3 Phase Lightbulb
12-26-2017, 01:58 PM
Any members here from Erie, Pennsylvania? They just got 53 inches in 30 hours and expect 12-18 inches more.

I don't think we'll see anyone from Eric for several weeks :)

1-800miner
12-26-2017, 06:56 PM
Is there anywhere in the world that has
balmy temperatures say 65-75 all year
no water shortages
some hills that get snow within an hours drive so you can go and look at it sometimes
no eye watering taxes and regulations so you can actually afford to live there

California circa 1950

Paul Alciatore
12-27-2017, 12:51 AM
65 to 75 in the summer? In Texas? He did say ALL year long.

I have lived in Texas for quite a while, east and west Texas, and I don't think so. But I have AC for the summer months and have no intention of leaving.




Central Texas

KiddZimaHater
12-27-2017, 10:35 AM
I have lived in Texas for quite a while, east and west Texas, and I don't think so.
Yes, it does get a TAD warm in the summertime.
But, the other two seasons (Fall & Spring) are nice and mild. (We don't have Winter)
No water shortages, Snow is just up the road in Ruidoso or Oklahoma, and our taxes are low.