01-02-2018, 03:01 PM
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Just saw the news and WoW, pretty much the entire US has extremely cold weather at the moment.

Denmark, where I'm from, used to have somewhat cold winters, but nothing even close to for instance winters in Canada, but to see the entire US with celcius minus degrees weather (To you fahrenheit fans, celcius ZERO is where water begins to turn into ice and minus celsius is where it starts to begin to feel cold)

Right now in Denmark, we have +4 celcius/40 fahrenheit, so pretty mild for the season.

Hope everyone is doing okay, even though the snowmasses in some places in the US right now must be pretty overwhelming......

Even the palm trees are freezing  Biggrin

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Niagra falls can not freeze, but it looks darn cold.....

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Sharks are freezing to death too......

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 01-02-2018, 03:10 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Not cold here. In fact, Chloe went swimming this morning.

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 01-02-2018, 04:10 PM
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I'm a little on the chilly side.

It's supposed to be better by next Tuesday around here. Maybe even get up to freezing during the day next week.

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 01-02-2018, 04:24 PM
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  • eengler
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-15 yesterday 37 today. A little break from about 70 hrs. in the negatives.

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 01-02-2018, 05:01 PM
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Frigid in the Midwest (St. Louis), too. Getting a break this Sunday.

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 01-02-2018, 05:08 PM
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31F/0C here tonight but we start back up tomorrow. By Sunday we will be back to 75F/24C.

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 01-02-2018, 05:11 PM
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Winter has finally arrived in Texas, it's 26F right now with a low of 23F.  Those low temperatures aren't very cold compared to when I lived in Pittsburgh, but after a decade in Texas it seems very cold.

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 01-02-2018, 07:12 PM
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Minneapolis MN 
- last week of December coldest since 1886 (average -4 ℉)
- New Year's eve coldest since 1973

A wall blocking cold arctic air would get my vote

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 01-02-2018, 07:19 PM
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(01-02-2018, 07:12 PM)SCOV Wrote: Minneapolis MN 
- last week of December coldest since 1886 (average -4 ℉)
- New Year's eve coldest since 1973

A wall blocking cold arctic air would get my vote

And we in Wisconsin appreciate you sending your cold weather over to us.  Along with all your snow.  Thank you so much for sharing. Smile

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 01-02-2018, 07:22 PM
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(01-02-2018, 07:19 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-02-2018, 07:12 PM)SCOV Wrote: Minneapolis MN 
- last week of December coldest since 1886 (average -4 ℉)
- New Year's eve coldest since 1973

A wall blocking cold arctic air would get my vote

And we in Wisconsin appreciate you sending your cold weather over to us.  Along with all your snow.  Thank you so much for sharing. Smile

You are welcome.  Better to give than receive !!  Enjoy !!  ?

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 01-02-2018, 07:43 PM
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It was in the 70s today, will be 76F tomorrow, with a low in the high 40s. I wore shorts today!
=)

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 01-02-2018, 11:30 PM
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(01-02-2018, 07:43 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: It was in the 70s today, will be 76F tomorrow, with a low in the high 40s. I wore shorts today!
=)

Thumbsup W00t Smiley_1140

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 01-02-2018, 11:34 PM
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There are a lot of things that I don't like about California but I must say the weather has been very forgiving the last week. I got to go on a steep hilled hike yesterday and there was plenty of shade from all the clouds yet not too cold to be in a t shirt and shorts.

At night though, lately it has been in the mid to low 40s. That is pretty damn cold for some of us in Cali.

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 01-03-2018, 03:54 AM
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Blame it on Canada. Biggrin  Here in the Banana Belt of Southern Ontario, we’ve had record lows of -26C/-15F, over the Holidays.

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 01-03-2018, 04:22 AM
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As we say in Norway: "Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær" ("There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.")

That said; the weather in the US (and Norway) have changed, and not for the better... if you're not used to sub-zero temperatures, you're not prepared for it and thus it comes of as - if you excuse my french - extremly sucky... just like I'm not used to and not prepared for winter temperatures hovering around freezing withrain - and I hate it Dodgy

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 01-03-2018, 07:56 AM
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It's been very cold for the longest duration since the early '70s here in Maine.

It's regularly been -25 (twice), -23, etc' at night for the past week and a half. Yesterday was the warm day and it got up to 9°F. Those are measured temp's and don't include the wind chill.

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 01-03-2018, 11:55 AM
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I feel like I’ve been shivering for two weeks.

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 01-03-2018, 01:22 PM
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So obviously California and Florida are not affected by the cold winter weather.
But what about you guys that live in an open freezer at the moment ☃️

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 01-03-2018, 01:56 PM
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Supposedly Florida had snow today, and they frequently get killing frosts. I never heard of coastal California getting really cold weather, but the mountains do.

I don't really understand the question... In Maine we are ready for it every year since we only have 1 day of summer every year (that's a joke). We know that we can get anything during the winter. No one is using the word "blizzard" yet, but tomorrow we're getting what one forecaster called a "winter hurricane". Snow and high winds mean blizzard to me.

CHS', if someone is foolish enough to build in Maine and not take into account our weather in their design they deserve everything they get and they'll figure it out during their first winter. Water lines get insulated and heat taped, I heat taped my drain lines as well after one froze one year. I always keep 100' of heat tape on hand with termination kits. I haven't needed any since I had that drain line freeze. I also keep a salamander heater with 5 gallons of K1 so that I can run it in the cold. I tried to run it in the cold one year with the wrong fuel and it kept jelling. K1 doesn't jell until it gets REALLY cold.

Now the folks down south are getting this cold weather and their homes might not be built for it. That would be the pits and totally unexpected. I think I read that someone near the gulf coast Mississippi had temps in the teens the other day. They just don't get that normally.

We had a heat wave today, as compared to what we've had, it got into the low 20sF. I took advantage of it to do some snow and ice removal from the roof. I also filled up gas cans and fuel for the shop heater. Because of the temps what I burn to keep the shop from freezing in one month of "normal" winter I've been going through in a week. I just keep the shop from freezing with that heater and nothing more. Tonight I'm going to give the wood stove a break and we're running the oil burner. Tomorrow we'll fill the wood rack just in case. It's all part of battening down the hatches for the coming storm. We have plenty of food, and we have a solar PV system with battery backup, and 8k generator and plenty of fuel. We could be holed up for a month and do fine. When I was fueling up today plenty of other folks were also. The pumps for the K1 and off road diesel had a steady line of folks fueling up, and gas cans were a common sight at the gas pumps. K1 and off road diesel for emergency space  heaters, and gas for plowing, generators, and other internal combustion. If that wasn't enough, in out little "community" if someone has a problem, just call a neighbor. They might not help during the peak of the storm depending on what's happening, but when possible they'll get to you and help if they can. We have lots of equipment locally.

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 01-04-2018, 07:51 AM
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Brian, that storm sounds like a real doozy. I’m sure glad that we live on the southwest shore of Lake Ontario, so it’ll miss us completely. About all you can do is batten down the hatches and all hands on deck, which seems to be what you have done. Good luck.

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