Winter Blast

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 92593-B

What a strange Winter we've been having in Massachusetts. It's 6 February and we've had 7" of snow in the northeast section of Massachusetts. We've had several inches of rain and the temperatures have been moderate for wintertime. Mostly in the 30s and 40s. 

Friday night into Saturday a Polar Blast swept through. Frigid temperatures and high winds. I went out to my vehicle at midnight 21 to start the car up. It was -9 degrees F and at 5:00 a.m. it was -15 degrees F. With the wind chill, we were down to -35 to -40 degrees F. 

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We prepared as well as we could by raising the thermostat a could of degrees Friday morning to try and counteract the house losing temperature during the coldest part. We raised it to 72 degrees.  The house lost 3 degrees overnight dropping to 69. We also ran the dishwasher @ midnight. The dishwasher sits right beside the under-sink cabinet so the heat transfers there and keeps the pipes warm.  Several folks had pipes freeze and some burst. We lucked out this time.

On top of Mount Washington in NH sits a weather observatory. The wind chills sent the temperature to -108 degrees F with wind gusts to 127 mph

Yesterday, Sunday 7 February we saw temperatures in the mid-50s. Really whacky and the rest if this week is to be in the 40s.

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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (15)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug, can not believe the temperature on Mount Washington or the cold weather in your area.  Stay warm

 

Feb 06, 2023 09:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

That is cold Doug Dawes !!

 

We had an ice storm in Austin last week but didn't get below 30 degrees! Lost power, tree branches snapped with the ice (our trees are not hearty enough to withstand the ice) and today its 76! Go figure...of course in Texas we have long lived with the statement...."Just wait 10 minutes and the weather will change."

Feb 06, 2023 09:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Doug, that is some very cold air and winter weather!    Glad you popped back out of the polar freeze!

Feb 06, 2023 09:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, the weather has been wacky everywhere!!!

Feb 07, 2023 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Too cold for me, Doug. Of course, too cold for most people, I would think. Great idea to run the dishwasher at night to keep the pipes warm. Hadn't heard that before, but will remember it the next time Charlotte night temps drop really low.

Feb 07, 2023 06:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Will Hamm It was really cold and windy but we stayed out of it, The low at my house was -15 F. Counting windchill it was -35 F to -40 F. The next day we were in the 50s. Crazy

Feb 07, 2023 09:37 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I was in Dallas several years ago and experienced a Texas ice storm Dorie Dillard Austin TX It was quite a sight

Feb 07, 2023 09:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Joan Cox It's nuts with virtually no snow left in the yards and temps in the 40s this whole week

Feb 07, 2023 09:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Indeed, it has Kat Palmiotti You folks in MT have had some really sustained lower temps this year.

Feb 07, 2023 09:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Nah, Doug Dawes - we had a three day period in December where it was in the negatives as a high - then we had two days with cold temperatures in January. Otherwise it's been sort of normal (around 30 in the day..)!

Feb 07, 2023 09:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Nina Hollander, Broker 

The dishwasher thing works well for us since the kitchen is over the garage. The pipes to the sink used to freeze frequently. We wrapped the pipes and then heard about the dishwasher thing. Haven't had a problem since

Feb 07, 2023 09:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- it sounds like you've had the roller coaster weather that we've had here too, although Houston did not get snow. Good idea to run your dishwasher to help keep the pipes warm. Larry also opens the cabinets beneath the sinks that are on the outside walls so that warm air will help to keep them from freezing. 

Feb 07, 2023 08:17 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Kathy Streib 

This winter has been milder than predicted, so far. We've only had 7 inches of snow. Except for this 36-hour cold blast we've had a great many days of 40+ degree F weather. This Saturday the prediction is for 59 degrees F! We still have the rest of Feb and March to get through

Feb 08, 2023 09:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We've had very little snow in the Gaithersburg area this season. 

We have a cloudy but unusually warm Thursday for this time of the year. 62 degrees as I post this comment.

Feb 09, 2023 10:28 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Roy Kelley 

It seems the East Coast is experiencing a milder-than-usual winter this year. Today we will be in the 5os and tomorrow the weather heads are saying 60 degrees, maybe

Feb 10, 2023 07:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a sunny day in Maryland. 54 degrees as I post this comment. 

Fine weather for February in our area.

Feb 10, 2023 07:58 AM