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#6983763 - 12/05/17 11:04 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: dogcatcher]
crooked horn Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/20/14
Posts: 141
Loc: Brown County
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
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.
either 83/84, or 84/85, can't remember which, went 16 days at Lake Brownwood without getting above freezing. Entire lake on west side of bridge (shallow end) froze over. Just keeping livestock watered was a daily chore. Remember finding dead birds around the deer feeders that had frozen to death. Bad time.
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#6983969 - 12/05/17 01:19 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
RubiconAg Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/10/17
Posts: 3
Last year, I think it was late season when the "Polar Plunge" struck. I hunted the evening, sat around the fire that night and watched my beverage freeze on the top of the Tervis lid. Woke up the next morning at 5, looked at the theremometer and it was 16* outside. I went back to the sleeping bag....

I spent 7 years living in Tahoe and saw 60'+ of snow each year with temps to -20*. Cold is something I don't mind, with the proper clothing. I didn't have any of my good "cold weather" gear from living in the mountains, not even a good set of gloves. The 2 mile ride to the stand is what I was more concerned with.

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#6984186 - 12/05/17 03:45 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: RubiconAg]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2276
Originally Posted By: D6Ranch
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.


I ended up wearing my hunting gloves under my rubber gloves to clean that deer. To say it was a hack job is an understatement. I just wanted to be done with that day and go home.

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#6984212 - 12/05/17 04:07 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6317
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
winter 1984/1985 (if memory serves me, might have been '83/'84) was the coldest I ever recall. Got to around 0*F in Georgetown and set a record ... not a good time to be driving a diesel truck in those temps without access to winter fuel and better not have any moisture in any gasoline vehicle either!!! The heat pump in our house would not keep up and the undersized heat strips wouldn't either (thank you Jimmy Carter for energy regulations and builders following those guidelines for under-sizing heating & cooling systems for homes built in the late 1970s), couldn't get the inside temp of our house above about 45*F for over a week ... we bought a Earth Stove fireplace insert during that time to keep the house a comfy 75*F, but also had unlimited supply of firewood.
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#6986760 - 12/07/17 10:03 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 791
Loc: Hill county
https://www.weather.gov/fwd/actclimo

It been a very warm fall but we did tie for the 2nd earliest freeze, october 28th. December 1989 was brutal cold.

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#6986797 - 12/07/17 10:18 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2514
Loc: Dallas, TX
As of today, this thread is no longer relevant, at least here in Dallas.

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#6986801 - 12/07/17 10:19 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
driedmeat Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 690
Loc: Hondo, TX
83/84 I think it was...

Hunted a lease near Laredo with my dad when I was a teen. Shot a nice buck the evening that the cold weather was to arrive down there. Hung it out and the carcass was frozen solid at the end of the weekend. Had to let it sit in the sun for a while to thaw out before I could skin it out once we were home. Still remember smoke from burn barrels in some orchards that used to be along I35 back then - trying to keep the trees from freezing (didn't work). Had to break ice on the water troughs for the cattle to drink every day for the following week. Not that unusual for you guys farther north but it was a long and deep freeze for our part of the world.

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#6986915 - 12/07/17 11:17 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6317
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
driedmeat, yes, my lease buddy and I took our remaining 4-5 does as that cold front hit, hung them in my carport and planned on skinning the next morning. They were frozen solid and I had to drag them into the garage with a space heater to thaw them out enough to skin.
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#6986949 - 12/07/17 11:36 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42907
Loc: Metroplex
Tell that to this guy


roflmao

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#6986973 - 12/07/17 11:45 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
Smokey Bear Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 360
Loc: Texas
I went bird hunting in North Dakota in November and it was the coldest weather I had hunted in.
When we got out of the truck

My bird dog and me about to hit it

When we were headed in
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#6987177 - 12/07/17 02:09 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1319
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Tell that to this guy


roflmao


Hope he had a bottle of the brown water and some tacos to hold him over, because I sure would.

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#6987193 - 12/07/17 02:19 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42907
Loc: Metroplex
He was eating a sandwich and chips a minute ago. I told him TX mule deer donít move in the snow.

Obviously he didnít listen.







Well I might not of told him that but an expert in the matter did roflmao or I might be the guy that told him that was BS, mulies love snow

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#6987234 - 12/07/17 02:43 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26583
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Tell that to this guy


roflmao


Lol I just imagined being stuck in the cold raining slop that's around here then see that, that's gotta suck!
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#6987491 - 12/07/17 05:46 PM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
mow Offline
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Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 1307
Loc: granbury,texas 76048
hunted last year in coke county ..7 degrees..cup of hot coffee froze in about 5 minutes

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#6988018 - 12/08/17 06:42 AM Re: This year is warmest, but what was the coldest? [Re: Dalroo]
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 1377
I have some memoral icy hunts in the late 90s.
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