Wednesday, December 31, 2014

IT’S ALL CANADA’S FAULT EH !

The entire Southwest is experiencing VERY COLD temperatures and apparently it’s all Canada’s fault – or so I’m told.  Something about a cold front coming down from there.  Well they can keep it up there where it belongs !!

Usually, in the coldest months, Yuma is the warmest spot.  Not so lately and it’s going to stay cold until at least Monday.

As of 4:20 this afternoon, Apache Junction was showing 41F (5C) and it’s going to a low of 31F (-.5C) tonight. SANDIE likes her heat as much as I do so I dare say she’s NOT happy with this weather.

Quartzsite was showing 41F also and going to a low of 29F (-1.6C) tonight.

Jean & Skip hurriedly left Borrego Springs, CA and just in the nick of time.  It was 50F (10C) but going to a low of 31F tonight and SNOW was sighted !!

La Quinta, CA (where Tara & Joe are right now) was showing 51F (10.5C) but going to a low of 28/F (-2.2C) tonight.

And even Yuma was only showing 50F (10C) and it’s going to a low of 33F (-.5C) tonight. We will have to wait until Monday to see those gorgeous 70’s again.

What on earth is happening here !!

I had BOTH of my Mr. Heater’s going all day and been on the couch under a quilt.

18 comments:

  1. Maybe we brought some of that cold with us? The good thing is its srill much warmer here than back home.

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  2. Here I am reading your blog this morning with the furnace on, an electric heater on and wrapped up in a blanket. Yesterday it rained buckets! I'm not a happy person either. :((

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    1. Well at least we didn't get any rain here - small blessing that it is !! LOL

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  3. Yeah, someone left the door open up there in Alberta.......................

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    1. HEHEHE. That's right. We couldn't keep us from sharing with you. No, that's not true. We try to keep the cold up here, but it has a tendency to flow downhill and that is hard to prevent it from doing. So, Sunday, Monday we will get - 9,4F (-23C) daytime high and a whooping -20,9F (-29C) during the night. And that is without the windchill. I hope for you that it when it drifts down it will take a more eastward direction and skip your area. Happy New Year!

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  4. Sorry about that… I left the door open. :-) Yesterday here in New Brunswick it was -14*F (-26*C) and I had to put a long sleeve T-shirt on. Brrr… Today it's 13*F (-11*C) so it looks like spring is on the way. How can you stand all that heat? … :-)

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  5. So does Canada get to blame Arizona when it gets too hot in the summer?
    Seems only fair!

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    1. Oh Julie, It NEVER gets that hot during the Summer in Canada !!

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  6. I'm trying to feel bad for you but well, we're 'in it', so to speak. It'll warm up. Some day.
    Happy New Year!

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  7. I so HATE this cold weather. We are going through propane like there is no tomorrow. I am NOT happy.

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    1. Sandie, I was thinking the same thing yesterday - I'm plowing through the propane !!

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  8. Since I'm recuperating in a house with electric heat, has the price of propane gone down. I'd love the chance to be going through propane now. Happy New year to you.

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  9. Cold here in central Texas, too. I'll be hitting Yuma on Monday (+/- a day). Hope it's warmer by then. We'll be over by Barbara at Imp. Dam. Hope to see you and Bennie soon!
    Jeanne (and Riley)

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  10. What's going on, haven't you heard, it's global warming...in reverse!

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  11. I see from the weather forecasts that you should be able to fire up the Heritage Softtail and be riding again soon. It may not be short sleeve weather but it will certainly be an improvement.

    Happy New Year.

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  12. Yes, well, listen to this: due to poor planning, a frugal nature, and forgetting it's a holiday and the propane place here is closed until Monday, I am out of propane. Zip, Zero, Zilch! Luckily my neighbors don't hear my generator at all, so I have the option of running two space heaters when it gets cold. It was in the high 30's inside this morning. I understand propane is for sale at the military base down the road, so I'll be heading there tomorrow morning, for sure. Better than driving to Yuma for just propane. :)

    When the temps reach 90F, we'll be remembering these days fondly - "Remember when all we had to do was dress warmer and climb under a blanket to be comfortable?"

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  13. I'm in North Carolina this winter and being glad I'm in an apartment instead of my RV. I got chased out of the RV by not enough solar power to run my furnace fan as much as the weather demanded I do. I don't have a generator so running my electric heater is not an option. Consider yourself lucky that you can do that. :)

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  14. Can't say Canada doesn't share. :)

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