Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ahh, weather...

Well, here it is. Winter. I'd say, given the frigid temps, the amount of wood being consumed by the woodstove as well as the cookstover here...winter has definitely arrived.

In light of the cold we have, we are reading The Long Winter again (yes, just did this a couple months back...we like winter, what can I say?), and studying the blizzard of 1880-1881 as well as some other notable storms. We pulled the Prairie Primer out this morning, checked the new updates over at the We Love The Prairie Primer blog, and dug in...between feeding the woodstove and cuddling puppies, that is. The Prairie Primer blog has some great YouTube videos we'll be using. She has done a great job of collecting so many things -- what a treasure!

I'll add a post with several links on Native Indian tribes, crafts, and so forth related to our reading...

As a bonus here on the homestead, I have a rogue rooster out there who is really pressing his luck...maybe we'll do some hands-on study with the chicken's digestive system thoughts for week 1!

The weather --it's pretty tame compared to the cold some have, but still, this is Mississippi...

Statement as of 5:31 AM CST on January 05, 2010
... Accumulating snow late Wednesday night and Thursday to be
followed by extremely cold air for the latter part of the week...

A strong Arctic cold front will push through the midsouth
Thursday. Accumulating snow in association with the front is likely
Wednesday night and Thursday. At this time... it appears snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible over northeast
Arkansas... west Tennessee... and the Missouri bootheel. A Winter
Storm Watch has been posted for this area from late Wednesday night
through Thursday. Over the rest of the midsouth... accumulations of 1
to 2 inches are possible... where winter weather advisories will
likely be issued come later forecasts.

A significant Arctic outbreak is expected following passage of the
cold front Thursday. Bitterly cold air... perhaps the coldest since at
least 2003... will plunge into the midsouth during the day Thursday
and remain over the area into the weekend. Low temperatures will
dip into the single digits across most of the area and possibly
approach zero across some northern locations. Wind chill readings
between 5 below and 15 degrees below zero will be common.

Residents of the midsouth should plan ahead for the likelihood of
snow later this week and the extreme cold to occur afterward.
Precautions should be taken to keep water pipes from bursting.
Livestock and pets will need shelter from the cold. In
addition... car batteries should be checked to ensure they will start
in the extreme cold.

Yeah buddy...bring it on! Where's my sweater?!

1 comment:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

We went swimming this morning, just after breakfast, as it is 35C here. :)

I dream of the cooler months, but while we have warmth, I'm enjoying it.



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