Brrrrrrr... Thaw us out!!!!!

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Old 01-04-14, 04:19 AM
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Brrrrrrr... Thaw us out!!!!!

Well this is current temp from the weather station 1/4 mile away from me..

-2 F may be the coldest I have seen here in NJ..

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Get ready for lots of work thawing pipes and fixing ruptured ones. Hopefully none of it will be on your home.
 
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Old 01-04-14, 04:51 AM
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Looks like it got to -12f last night... I went to bed and did not realize it was that cold...


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Got a cold artic blast coming our way tonight and tomorrow! Governor has already mandated all schools closed for Monday--wind chills expected to be -52F!! Dang I hate winter!lol
 
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Yeah, high Monday is supposed to be -13░F
 
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Old 01-04-14, 09:48 AM
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That graph in post #3 shows dew point and temp... I was reading wrong graph... -2 was the low.... Duh....



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This is a state or county DOT station less then 1 mile away from me...


 
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Unfortunately, the batteries kicked it yesterday in my weather station so I wasn't able to get a low reading for last night. Hopefully I can get that fixed tomorrow. It's a bit of a pain to do. I wish I could remember how many batteries it takes.
 
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Current conditions about a mile from my house.

Bothell, WA Weather Forecast from Weather Underground
 
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Old 01-05-14, 04:08 AM
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I'll stifle myself this morning.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 06:34 AM
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Freezing rain and a sheet of ice outside this morning. Everywhere. Can barely walk, tho it's starting to melt a bit right now.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 07:00 AM
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It's really not that bad if you remember living through Dec of 1989.

National Weather Service Forecast Office - Burlington, Vermont - December 1989 Arctic Outbreak

I will never forget it because here in Nebraska it was a solid week where the HIGH temps never got above 0F, and it got down into the mid -20's at night... EVERY night for a week. Finally my car battery wore down, but after I replaced it the car had flooded and still wouldn't start. Grandpa came to the rescue with an acetylene torch (I first thought he was crazy but later determined he was a GENIUS). Then as the coup de gras of the cold snap it was so cold that my tire came right off of the rim when I went to move my car as I left work one night. Nothing like working on your car when it's -20F and windy. What an awesome week.

It's the only time I have ever brought my car battery inside the house at night so that the car would start in the morning.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 07:32 AM
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John, go swimming and hush . Supposed to be -1F here in the sunny south Monday night.

Winter of '93 for us. I was in Chicago. Working on tarmac...-65F wnndchill. Anything exposed would freeze on less than a minute. Too cold..move over, John!
 
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Just read about this a little while ago. Very interesting for reference sake.

"Using new satellite data, scientists have measured the most frigid temperature ever recorded on the continent's (antarctic) eastern highlands: about -136░F (-93░C)Ścolder than dry ice."

I can't even imagine what that would be like.

Would be funny to have some researcher from there log on here and start asking questions about insulation, their boiler, snowblower clogging up, etc.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 10:15 AM
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No swimming, but........

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Tow Guy.... Pretty impressive for an anniversary 11k'th post!
 
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Old 01-05-14, 10:42 AM
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So was my shot on that hole; knocked it center green and two-putted for par. As for the rest of my round, well........... shot a +18.
 
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I remember the blizzard of 93 Woke up to 3' of snow and no power. Had I not known were the wood pile was, I'd have never found it. 2 days later the water went out, 5 days before the power came back on. It took me 45 minutes and 1/4 tank of gas to drive down my driveway. I had to get all 4 tires spinning before my bronco would move [pushing snow with the hood] Since my driveway was fairly new, I had to stop about every 25' or so to make sure I was still on course. ...... it was a week before I was able to drive back up.
 
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Let's see. Monday will have a high of 44F. Monday night will be a low of 8F. WTF?! I don't have a problem with the cold weather. It certainly doesn't approach 0 very much for us so we never have that severe weather like you get in NE and MN. So I tend not to complain when we get a touch of cold out of Canada. It's the weird stuff like this that makes me nervous.
 
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droo, check your hourly forecast. I think we'll be in the low 40's or high 30's at midnight with the temps steadily dropping as the day goes forward. Our storm is supposed to start out as rain but turn to snow around 4am with temps near zero by night fall.
Tuesday's forecast is for a high of 15 and low of -2
 
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Old 01-05-14, 01:42 PM
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Actually, we're going to be in the 50's during the night and the 40's tomorrow before we drop down later in the evening, then 11 come Tuesday! Strange weather.
 
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A couple of days ago 10 degrees outside according the closest Weather Bug reading at a nearby school. Never have seen that as long as I have been using the Weather Bug. Today it was 37 so we melted some stuff. Today there was supposed to be freezing rain and it was a no show. I am certainly glad it didn't show as shoveling the frozen snow was enough for me. Tomorrow it will be about 38 and Tuesday 14 degrees brrr and it has to be on the day the garbage goes out. I think I will take it to the dumpsters tomorrow then just roll them down the drive on Tuesday.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 02:38 PM
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Welp, I'm ticked. Plow truck went through and stole 8 strings of commercial net lights...only 29.99 per string!
 
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droo, check your hourly forecast. I think we'll be in the low 40's or high 30's at midnight with the temps steadily dropping as the day goes forward. Our storm is supposed to start out as rain but turn to snow around 4am with temps near zero by night fall.
When they say "Monday Night", they mean into the wee hours of the next day. It doesn't stop at midnight. Most days, the lowest temp occurs around 5-7 am. So that's probably where the 8 will happen.
 
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When I got out of church last night it was 45 degrees, when I went to bed, it was 56 degrees. Currently it's 31 but the wind is wicked cold! Temps are supposed to fall throughout the day

I sure hope we don't loose water during this cold spell. They still haven't buried the water main, there is at least 15' of uninsulated 2" pipe sitting a foot or so above the creek
 
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Old 01-06-14, 06:17 AM
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That story about the driveway sounds crazy Marksr!

We dodged the bullet here. It looks like the worst of the cold stayed in Minnesota and N. Iowa and it's heading east. Still plenty cold here. -12F. Guess our high for the day is supposed to be -5F. We always get a few weeks of this kind of cold so it isn't too bad. Glad it's not windy at the moment! I certainly feel for anyone up north that has to endure the -20 and -30 stuff on a regular basis!

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Old 01-06-14, 08:43 AM
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It's 36 and sunny right now, looks to be getting down to -1 tonight, though
 
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