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#6982763 - 12/04/17 05:34 PM This year is warmest, but what was the coldest?
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I was sitting in blind yesterday morning, wearing jeans, a t-shirt, a carhart vest, and an OSU hoodie - sweating! It was December 3rd of gosh sakes! While sitting there I began to think, well, it could be worse, i remember the time...

Last year when I went to the blind in mid-November wearing the same hoodie at nearly 80 degrees, and leaving 2.5 hours later and the temp had dropped to 40. I was cold.

Or back when I lived in Durango and we were hunting a ranch south of Mancos. I was in my pop-up camper in sub-zero mummy bag and the temp dropped to 9 with a howling wind. We had a small propane heater, but it didn't matter. The wind was whipping the canvas so hard no heat was gained. I chose NOT to hunt the next morning and stayed in the bag.

Once in Talpa, maybe around 1995 or 96 (?) we got caught in a pretty bad ice storm and really made hunting difficult. Almost couldn't walk to blind without busting your tail.

I'm sure other are like me, I really want some cooler weather, but boy, when it comes, I'll be missing this heat!
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#6982813 - 12/04/17 06:00 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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Later this week, amigo. Did you know any Kirklands in that Mancos country? I worked on their ranch in the summers of 1973 and '74 taking care of horses. And riding my horse and trout fishing all day every day in between my chores. Don Kirkland was the owner. 1989 is the coldest Texas winter I can recall in recent memory.

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#6982909 - 12/04/17 06:56 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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The winters as a whole of 1976/1977 & 1977/1978, 1988/1989, were the coldest Tx winters I recall, followed by the month of Dec 1983.

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#6982920 - 12/04/17 07:03 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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In the early 80's Abilene had a cold streak that lasted a week or more and we never got over zero degrees. I can also remember a few times that we had ice storms before Thanksgiving. One year we were getting ready for a Veterans Day parade on the 11th, it was the 10th, we had been inside working on a float, when someone came in to tell us we had 4 inches of snow on the ground.
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#6982963 - 12/04/17 07:25 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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1989, parents pipes in Corpus Christi froze and burst when temps dipped to near 10 degrees for 3 nights straight. Was in Laredo hunting that week in the sleet, highs were mid 20s, lows near single digits. Saw tons of game and quality at that.

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#6983017 - 12/04/17 07:52 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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Not the coldest by far but January this year in San Saba I hunted and it was 13 degrees that morning. 4 wheeler took a dump over a mile from camp. It was a long, cold walk back. Even more fun cleaning a deer after that.


Edited by rexmitchell (12/04/17 08:44 PM)

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#6983058 - 12/04/17 08:04 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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I can distinctly remember the temps reaching below zero in Corsicana shortly before Christmas in 1989. I don’t expect to ever see that again in my lifetime.
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#6983074 - 12/04/17 08:11 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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This time last year was much colder
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#6983159 - 12/04/17 09:01 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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it's been purdy nice, I haven't turned the heater on at the house yet this year...
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#6983167 - 12/04/17 09:07 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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Was it around 2012?...

The temp got to 8 w -1 or -2 wind chills, that was in N Tx

I remember because at the time w lived in a pier and beam home with busted pipes running out my ears
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#6983235 - 12/04/17 09:47 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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Both airports in Houston set record lows for that date on Oct. 29 2017. Coldest years for any date were in 1950 and 1989.
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#6983297 - 12/04/17 10:53 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Not the coldest by far but January this year in San Saba I hunted and it was 13 degrees that morning. 4 wheeler took a dump over a mile from camp. It was a long, cold walk back. Even more fun cleaning a deer after that.


It was either 2010 or 2011 special late season I believe, I hunted for about a week and temps never got above freezing/mostly in the teens. I was hunting out of a popup and finally decided to shoot a doe. I was so cold I took her to the processor and paid them to gut and process her. I was miserably cold.

I don't think I got cold once last season but didn't hunt in January like normal.

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#6983304 - 12/04/17 11:02 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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I think 2012/maybe 2013 when we had that small freeze. I hunted that morning and was running across the marsh in my pro-drive and the ice sounded like asphalt on the bottom of the boat. Every single blade of grass was about tripled in size due to the ice, and it was all laying flat due to the weight. I also worked on patrol that night and was shutting down bridges/overpasses.


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#6983579 - 12/05/17 08:43 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Later this week, amigo. Did you know any Kirklands in that Mancos country? I worked on their ranch in the summers of 1973 and '74 taking care of horses. And riding my horse and trout fishing all day every day in between my chores. Don Kirkland was the owner. 1989 is the coldest Texas winter I can recall in recent memory.


Sorry, no, didn't know them. Pretty country though!

Someone mentioned 12/1983 - that was a rough one. I was going to college in Oklahoma, but hunting near Evant. I left the ranch at around 3 on a Sunday headed back for class the next morning. Temp was about 50, but falling. Started sleeting north of Hamilton, and by the time I got to Hico it was a sheet of ice. The 6 hour drive back ended up taking me 13 and took a few years off of my life. I remember being on 35 near the border, looking at dozens of cars off the roads, and hearing on the radio that everyone should be off the roads and home. I never agreed more, but had to trudge on and finally made it.
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#6983688 - 12/05/17 10:11 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
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I remember some cold ones in the 80's. Ice storms and frozen tanks. Even running water in the fountain in town froze in the shape it was pouring out in. It was really neat.
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