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Old September 20th, 2014, 08:37 AM
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Hard Winter?

So I'm already seeing some of the northern birds migrating, like Robins and Jays both are Unicorns here in Tejas...I am seeing it ass a sign that winter will be early and hard. Fill those Jerry's before Octobers end.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Fill or polish...(for the boost club members..)..
And yes, I have heard predictions that this will be a particularly nasty weathered winter..,except here in south Florida where we may have to break out a pair of jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt..might even have to put some socks on with our flip flops..
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So I'm already seeing some of the northern birds migrating, like Robins and Jays both are Unicorns here in Tejas...I am seeing it ass a sign that winter will be early and hard. Fill those Jerry's before Octobers end.
I think it will be a rough one in the Northeast. I am glad I got a new coal burner from the board.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 09:08 AM
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I think it will be a rough one in the Northeast. I am glad I got a new coal burner from the board.
Yes and lots of game in the freezer!! or freezers if you're like my other obsessive hunting friends...
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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:57 AM
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I've gotten the same sense that it's coming early. Squirrels are already fattening themselves up so there is a strong cold spell coming soon.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:58 AM
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I think it will be a rough one in the Northeast. I am glad I got a new coal burner from the board.
Yeah, it's already pretty chilly up here. The gf was wearing a jacket last night! It certainly feels earlier than usual.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 11:39 AM
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I am hoping the snow holds out for at least the beginning of December (so I can get some fall riding in). But after that let it be cold and snowy. I got a lot of outdoor hockey last year and the boys had enough snow for a backyard jib park and I wouldn't mind that again for this winter. Plus I don't have any weddings or events on the calender so hope to get on hill a bunch this season too.
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Winter

Really not looking forward to another one like last year but nothing to to but get prepped.
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Does that mean I need to possibly move my one week motorcycle riding vacation in the beautiful mountains of northern Georgia and Tennessee forward a bit..?? We usually go up around the beginning of November.. Man, tough life choices..)

------ Follow up post added September 20th, 2014 11:48 AM ------

A nice cold winter will be perfect for me to test out the new 130 camper cold weather modifications.
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Going to be cold this year, had to wear a jacket the other morning for dog walkies, her in-doors will not allow socks and sandals be worn together.

Will be at camp in New Mexico for Christmas that I know will be cold
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Going to be cold this year, had to wear a jacket the other morning for dog walkies, her in-doors will not allow socks and sandals be worn together.

Will be at camp in New Mexico for Christmas that I know will be cold
You've got that right...but it sounds cozy and I'm sure you're well stocked with liquid warmth
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We know it's fall in Arizona when the license plates start changing colors. Sounds like it should be sooner rather than later this year.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 05:00 PM
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Every one here is getting ready. Last year bussiness was up 106% for the season. This year we are up 172% to date. Coal and pellets are flying off the lot. Stoves are moving like crazy.
I put in another 500 gal fuel tank.....just in case.
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Do you think it we will get a hard winter in Europe too?
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Every one here is getting ready. Last year bussiness was up 106% for the season. This year we are up 172% to date. Coal and pellets are flying off the lot. Stoves are moving like crazy. I put in another 500 gal fuel tank.....just in case.
I am stoked! Once I get done chasing wapiti, I will install my stove. Closest coal dealer is 5 mile away. Thank goodness for coal fired pizza ovens in this area.
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Well, I'm stocking up beers :-))
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We had a coal fire in our house back home in Australia.. I hated lugging up that big hessian sack of coal up the stairs, loved the smell of the tat when she fires off.. And loved the heat it generated..
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Old September 21st, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Its very suprising how many heat with coal. Sans the stove, it is still the cheapest way to heat. Last year we sold about 200 tons.
The pellet stoves have taken off this year. I have 18 in the shop waiting install, and have already sold over 100 tons of pellets.
From all indications, the winter is going to suck.
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NOAA is predicting a moderate El Niño for the NorthEast this winter, which usually means slightly warmer and wetter conditions. However since it's been unusually cooler in the NE, it would take an intense El Niño to change that trend.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/cool-summer...ry?id=25054914
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Either way it goes, I want to be able to play with my 3 pt snow blower more this year.
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