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Baby it's cold outside

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rewebster
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Jan27-10, 10:01 AM
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Plastic piping and we are talking only about one cold line which can freeze, but thanks for the remarks.
is that your main feed line from the street?


In the way of plastic, here in my area (Illinois), the plumbing store used to sell a plastic pipe product line called Qest, and it advertised as being 'freeze proof'---I don't know if they even make it any more---but the pipe itself could stands multiple rounds of freezing and thawing--the connections though, I had trouble with. It was gray and flexible---and if I remember it was a polypropylene.
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Jan29-10, 10:26 AM
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It's nice and sunny here, although the temps are in the 20's F. We had snow showers yesterday, and last night the low temp was about 10 F.

We seem to be doing better than these folks:
Heavy snow, ice bury southern Plains, cut power
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100129/...s_winter_storm
turbo
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Jan29-10, 10:31 AM
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Weird weather! Yesterday was in the 40's with light snow - today we have just managed to get up to 10 deg F with 20-30 mph winds with higher gusts. Brrrr. In normal winters we don't have fronts moving through in rapid succession, and once an arctic high settles over us, the winds subside and the weather is crisp, clear, and calm for days at a time.

There has been some discussion of global warming locally, and a nay-sayer said that last winter wasn't warm and instead of citing temperature trends (the logical thing to do) he offered as "proof" the fact that Presque Isle got 200" of snow last winter. Here, winter temperatures are negatively correlated with snowfall - a fact that seems to elude the "experts" when they want to delude the public, for whatever reason. The warmer our winters, the more snow we get.

That has been common knowledge among farmers, wood-cutters, etc forever. In fact, when I was a kid, there was a common belief that if we had a "green" Christmas (no snow on the ground) the elderly would die in greater numbers over the winter. No snow=colder than normal and houses around here 50 years ago were very poorly insulated and drafty, usually with single-pane windows. "Green Christmas, full graveyard."
physics girl phd
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Jan29-10, 10:50 AM
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Our boys are home from school today. The county canceled it early (last night as about 6ish). We've yet to see ANY snow (it's nearly noon). Blockhead Southerners. I can't believe I've had a baby with a Tennessee birth certificate. At least they know their grits and sweet-tea.

Thus far:
Soundly defeated M in Monopoly.
Did some work-related emailing... and now goofing off on PF.
Soon to come:
We have lunch.
P gets a trolley-ride (and hence little E gets her outdoor time).
Evo
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Jan29-10, 11:14 AM
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It's 16F outside and snowing.
Borek
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Jan29-10, 11:33 AM
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Just above zero C, so we are thawning a little bit, somewhere between 5-10 cm of new snow in the last two dys. But we are to expect new wave of low temperatures.
rewebster
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Jan29-10, 11:35 AM
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Our boys are home from school today. The county canceled it early (last night as about 6ish). We've yet to see ANY snow (it's nearly noon). Blockhead Southerners. I can't believe I've had a baby with a Tennessee birth certificate. At least they know their grits and sweet-tea.

Thus far:
Soundly defeated M in Monopoly.
Did some work-related emailing... and now goofing off on PF.
Soon to come:
We have lunch.
P gets a trolley-ride (and hence little E gets her outdoor time).
so, when school's out, there's an EMP
Astronuc
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Jan29-10, 12:43 PM
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Correction:

18 F
Feels Like: 4 F
Wind: From NW at 17mph gusting to 27mph

I just walked down to the river and the wind was blowing rather strongly at about 20 mph. It felt less than 4 F.
turbo
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Jan29-10, 12:44 PM
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Harsh weather for the birds. They can tolerate low temps when there is little wind, simply by fluffing up and lofting their feathers and keeping their feet tucked close to their bellies. Food was running a bit low, so I took our more seeds and suet for the chickadees. The 'dees are hitting the suet feeder pretty well, but they are being blocked out of the seed-feeder by the goldfinches. As soon as the goldfinches notice other birds at the seed-feeder they know that it has been re-filled and they swarm it and hog all the perches.

I guess we have already hit our high for the day (10 deg F) because it is cooling back down, and the winds are very strong. When the high has moved in, perhaps we'll be back to a more normal winter weather pattern (below zero every night, highs below freezing every day). I hope so. I don't want any more blizzards like the last two winters.
hypatia
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Jan29-10, 12:51 PM
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Love this brisk cold, with clear sky's. The stars are going to be nice tonight.
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Jan29-10, 12:58 PM
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Love this brisk cold, with clear sky's. The stars are going to be nice tonight.
And tonight's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of the year. This full moon coincides with the moon's closest distance to Earth (perigee), so it will be marginally larger in appearance than other full moons this year. Glad there are no off-shore storms rampaging toward our coast because with the moon at perigee, we get astronomical high tides and if there is a coincident storm-surge, we have coastal flooding.
Jimmy Snyder
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Jan29-10, 01:17 PM
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The night before last my heater broke down. It had to be replaced and that set me back 7 grand. My wife and kids sat huddled around the fireplace while the workers installed the new heater. They finished at 11 in the evening last night and left. The new heater works, but not well. It never gets above 55 in the house now. They'll be by to fix it anytime now. It's 21 F right now.
hypatia
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Jan29-10, 01:37 PM
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http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news...pen-in-redford

Yep thats where I live. Power came back on, now its off again. I'm so sorry that I got upset with my Hubby when he bought a second generator.
Evo
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Jan29-10, 03:47 PM
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Quote Quote by jimmysnyder View Post
The night before last my heater broke down. It had to be replaced and that set me back 7 grand. My wife and kids sat huddled around the fireplace while the workers installed the new heater. They finished at 11 in the evening last night and left. The new heater works, but not well. It never gets above 55 in the house now. They'll be by to fix it anytime now. It's 21 F right now.
I hope you have some space heaters!!
Skyhunter
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Jan29-10, 03:57 PM
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Tell me about it.

I have had to wear long pants this winter.
Jimmy Snyder
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Jan29-10, 05:48 PM
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I hope you have some space heaters!!
No, just the fireplace. However, they came and fixed the heater today so the place is warming up. We're up to 62 now and we keep the thermostat at 65 so we'll be toasty soon enough. Thanks for your concern.
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Feb5-10, 06:04 PM
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The Washington DC area is going to get 20 - 30 inches of snow this weekend.
It started at 10 am this morning and is expected to end around 10 pm Saturday night. We're going to have high winds and whiteout conditions throughout much of the night. Yeeha.
Evo
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Feb6-10, 03:54 PM
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The Washington DC area is going to get 20 - 30 inches of snow this weekend.
It started at 10 am this morning and is expected to end around 10 pm Saturday night. We're going to have high winds and whiteout conditions throughout much of the night. Yeeha.
I've read about it, I hope it's not as bad as they're predicting.

We got hit yesterday with a heavy, wet snow, but with temperature hovering around freezing, it was a delight over the snow we got with temps near zero.

It took me a few tries to pull into my parking space due to the amount of snow yesterday. We're supposed to get more snow tonight through Monday with temps much colder. I will be leaving in a bit to hit the store for necessities.


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