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.