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Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter is back

I worked the last two days at the hunter check station.  Yesterday was sunny and warm which resulted in mostly low counts for the hunters.  The birds were just flying too high until late in the morning, and most hunters had already left.  Those that stuck it out, found a late morning influx of Northern Pintails. 

Today, it was in the mid sixties to start the day out.  Rather warm for early morning.  It was cloudy and as the predicted cold front began to move through, there was rain and high winds.  At one point, the temperature plummeted about 20 degrees in 15 minutes!  Once again, the hunters that stuck it out filled out their limit.  I tried to get some more feather photos while the sun made a brief appearances, but they all turned out blurry.  Sure wish I had a macro lens.

Late this afternoon, I went outside to add some water to the fresh water tank and turn off the water hook-up.  It’s supposed to get down into the 20’s for the next two nights, so I’m not taking any chances with a frozen hose.  I guess winter is back.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

32 comments:

  1. Definitely going to be chilly in Texas for a couple of nights then it will warm back up. Get the silk long johns out.

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  2. seems like there are very few parts of the country that are not cold right now. now they are saying wind chills tomorrow could
    get to 40 below

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  3. It was 63 when we walked into church. When we came out it was 45. What a rude awakening. So unusual for Texas for sure.

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  4. Did you get your sock order yet?

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  5. Stay warm and be thankful you're not in Minnesota!!!

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  6. And you thought you'd spend the winter in someplace that was warm! Oops, so did I! :cO

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  7. Take your own advice and keep warm.

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  8. That's a bit too cold at night for me!

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  9. This Texas weather sure has a lot of ups and downs this winter. Yesterday we went for a walk without a jacket and today it was too windy to go for a walk.

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  10. 20 above sounds delightful to me. Right now it is -28 F We have wind chill warnings until Tuesday. Got out my warm scarf for a trip outside to play ball with Chance. So far so good still have heat, power, water and sewer. So life is good..but chilly:)

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  11. Right now it is -28 F We have wind chill warnings i love winter its gonna be fun.

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  12. Along with winter you seem to have some spam there. So sorry to hear even Texas is so cold. Hope spring will not be late. Who knows what to expect anymore.

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  13. Brrrrrr..... maybe you should read some of that dratted spam you're getting... travel info about a warmer place. Sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

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  14. Yes, winter is back. Like you, we got that big drop in temps in a short time ... brrrr. Knowing that the front was coming, we went out for our beach walk early when the temperature was still warm. We saw the storm clouds getting pushed through by the storms and wondered if we were going to get a soaking, but didn't get a drop and the strong winds held off until we were back home.

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  15. We've had to run the furnace AND electric fireplace lately. What's up with that? We're in southern Texas for Pete's sake. Well stay warm you two...

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  16. I think we are lucky enough to be in one of the few warm places in the country! It is still in the low 30's every morning but that's the desert, it warms up nicely during the day.

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  17. Polar Vortex! That's the new weather words for 2014.

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  18. We are seriously thinking Florida again for next Winter...only place that stays half-assed warm...and...they have wildlife refuges there too, right/??

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  19. Arctic cold air...why don't they just keep it all up there where it belongs? There are very few polar bears down this way.

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  20. If it is like us in the FL panhandle, it should only last two days. Sure hope so, as we are headed to a FMCA rally in GA on Thursday.

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  21. Maybe the cold will knock off some skeeters! Hope so, anyway! (hunker down/stay warm)

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  22. Yup.. we are huffing and puffing up here in the north...blowing some of that cold down to you to lessen our burden . Thanks!

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  23. This weather is so crazy this winter. Stay warm

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  24. This is one heck of a cold front. It went down to 21 last night here in Oke and at noon, is only 25. Not sure it's going to get to the predicted 39 any time soon. Tonight is 26. And all on my days off. But Cindy and I are going to hunt the Harlaqin duck, snow buntings and snowy owl tomorrow. Thankfully I still have a pair of size 10's and they WILL go over my long johns and fleece pants But the birds should be loving it.

    Stay warm. I'm managing in spite of the AC/heater refusing to work this A. Pea soup is cooking and helping to warm things off and I have a little ceramic heater that will keep one spot warm.

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  26. We had a very few days of cold weather here in FL. Now looking for possible record highs on Sat.

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