How's Your Weather Today?

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  1. Digger

    Digger Well-Known Member

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    You guys are clever being able to predict the arrival of Winter with such precision!

    Basically at this time of year we often get 4 seasons in the one day!
     
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    I give up trying to predict our weather other than COLD.
     
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    Ahh, but being able to move about outside for 10+ minutes without becoming a walking sweatball....
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    Well as busted up as my body is Raiyn I'll take the hot weather over cold anytime. My knee's, back, really stiffen up and definitely the wood stoves burning in town makes it tough to breath for me.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Funny you mention that, we have a breezeway with jalousie windows that we've strung up a clothesline so we can dry clothes without using the dryer. So, the guy across the street decided to use his firepit....with wet wood.....guess we're re-washing that load of laundry. Actually, we thought it was a house fire at first there was so much smoke.
     
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    There is talk of banning those wood burning stoves in built up urban areas here, a lot of people in my neighbourhood have them and if you have your bedroom window open at night your eyes sting. It's almost like going back to the 1960's with the coal fire smoke on an Autumn night sometimes especially with those people burning wet unseasoned wood.

    Glorious sunny day here now the frost has melted with blue skies and a high of 10C.
     
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    Its heading that way here too! Heaters that burn overnight are no longer available as thats when the most smoke is produced. Of course dry wood is essential as it reduces smoking.

    My wood is usually dried for 2 seasons and the closest house to ours is about 300 metres but I understand its a problem in towns.

    We have an open fire and a wood heater and its our primary source of heating. There is nothing like the warm glow of a wood fire!
     
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    Interesting you mention natural drying of clothes as generally Aussies dry outside on rotary clotheslines rather than tumble driers. In fact we dont own a drier! If its winter and we cant dry outside then we use a rack inside in front of the fire.

    I guess that you need the right weather to be able to do it that way though.
     
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    Well, in a pinch, I've dried a couch cushion on a in a closed room with a dehumidifier...

    On the whole, the line gets used year round, it's sheltered from rain etc. so the smoke was a rare setback.
     
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    A high of 9C and another glorious sunny Winters day here with blue skies, I could get used to this colour of sky :)
     
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    I don't like winter at all.
     
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    I quite like winter here as I am more comfortable outside working than in summer when it gets too hot to work pat about 10 am.

    Autumn is the pick of seasons though.
     
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    I miss proper winter....it's still fall in MN, and it's 16°F / -9°C .

    It's been nice down here, mid 60's to low 70's.
     
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    We're just getting the first snow of this winter....:mad:
     
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    Brrrrrrrr!
     
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    After September nothing dries on the washing line outside here, we have to use that infernal tumble drier, in fact it's on now, most houses in the UK aren't built with a utility room (space is at a premium in the UK) we have that & the washing machine in the kitchen as most people do.
    We have a high of 7C today with grey cloud, forecast for dry though.
     
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    We haven't seen anything of snow over here yet Paruwi, just the odd heavy frost.
     
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    Ours is an older house, so our washer is in the kitchen as well, but the dryer lives in the garage on a platform I (over)built for it.
     
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    We have dedicated laudries here which have a deep trough and room for laundry appliances.

    Most houses are like that.
     
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    26C expected here today and its windy early.
     

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