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Here in MI we have not got as much snow as the east coast but we are having to deal the cold temps... with daily high temps being in the single digits or worse with -30 to -40 degree windchill, people are just not leaving the house. Schools are are closing so people are cancelling appointments to stay home with the little ones. January was a record low for us here at the shop but February is starting to look a bit more normal.

 

On a upside, we are gonna hit 30 degrees some time next week!!! Pack up the coats and bring out the convertibles!!!

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It's really slowed us down. Had 16" Wednesday and Thursday left us 3-4". During the cold spikes we had windchill maintaining -30f below during the day, 70 mph gust or higher. Due to our shop situation we were at a standstill for days at a time!

 

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-27f this morning, actual temp not windchill, and the whole winter has been brutally cold. We broke a long standing record for most days below freezing, which doesn't seem like much for as far north as we are but there are always days every month that break 32. Not this winter we had 78 in a row, 1 day popped above freezing then right back to the deep freeze. We are also over 200" of snowfall so far which again is not unusual for us, we often break 300" of snowfall.

 

Business wise it seems to follow the weather to a certain degree. Warmer weeks bring more customers and times like this week where we really didn't even get above zero are slow, although my week was not half bad. People just don't want to do anything they don't have to do when it's -20f outside and -40f windchills. When warmer weather comes we will be very busy.

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