Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Not Much Riding Coming Up

It was about 6F with a wind chill of -18F when I went to the barn this morning - it did warm up a bit in the afternoon but not that much.

Doesn't look like there's going to be much riding over the next few days - here's our forecast:
Tonight - Snow after 1am. Temperature rising to around 16 by 4am. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
Wednesday - Snow, mainly before 1pm. Temperature rising to near 17 by 9am, then falling to around 5 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. 
Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -20. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 
Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -20. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 
Thursday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
The good news is that the horses should be able to go out for a few hours tomorrow morning, but Thursday doesn't look promising.  Dawn only managed a couple of hours today and was happy to be brought in - the boys stayed out all day and seemed fine.

But we're having some nice, relaxed grooming sessions, and since I love grooming and all my horses enjoy it too, life isn't too bad.

4 comments:

  1. Cold, icy and snowy here too. The herd seems happy to come in at night this week. I like grooming too. I'm hoping to be reeling up to it by the weekend ;)

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  2. Cold here too in New Mexico. The good thing is our sunshine so the horses can soak that up during the day.

    Dan

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  3. Too cold to ride here, too, mostly because all ground and arena surfaces are hard as iron. It's supposed to warm up this week, though, and I'm hoping to go to the beach to ride with a friend this Sunday!

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  4. Your weather has headed for Brockport, bringing snow and wind. Hopefully it will at least stay in the 20s.

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