Sunday, January 05, 2014

More On Snow

     Snow gauge, as of 1225:

     Call it 4.75"  Well past that now.

     Still not the safest time to visit the back yard, so I'm making a new snow gauge and I'll get measurements out front, where there are fewer overhead wires -- and fewer snow-dumping trees.  A few of the snowdumps have shaken the house, which I find less than reassuring.

     I'm still trying to decide if I should turn up the thermostat or not.  I don't keep it very warm in the winter, as I find that messes up my ability to adapt to the cold (it also drains my bank account).  On the other hand, there's something to be said for going into supercold weather with as much warmth as possible.

     Here's an updated view out the back door:


Jess said...

About a decade ago, we had an ice storm, which is rare and full of consequences. Live oaks, with their year round foliage are damaged considerably and hard on the power grid.

After a few hurricanes for reference, I realized the ice storm caused equal concern and apprehension.

Stay warm, and hopefully the power stays on.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I would turn it up. Most furnaces are only calculated for a 70 degree rise. Probably best to give yourself a buffer.