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dan s
01-16-2009, 12:50 AM
It's -10F here with a -31F wind chill. I know our friends from the north are going to say that's nothing, but I think it's freaking cold.

lenord
01-16-2009, 12:55 AM
And those in the South are thinking it's cold there. It's 23(f) here now in N. Texas. I got the long johns on, the CarHart, gloves, hat etc.

Lenord

doctor demo
01-16-2009, 01:03 AM
It's -10F here with a -31F wind chill. I know our friends from the north are going to say that's nothing, but I think it's freaking cold.
It was 35F here this morning, but that isn't a (dry) cold:D .

Steve

bruto
01-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Here in Benson, Vermont, it's -12.5 f, as of midnight, and going down. I don't know if we'll get a record. Coldest I've recorded here in 21 years is -29. When I lived in northern NY back in the 70's we had two nights below -40 in a row, daytime high of -20 between. Dead calm, dead quiet, step outside and all you'd hear was the trees cracking. :eek:

AllanC
01-16-2009, 01:04 AM
I'm in Mongolia, in the capital, Ulaanbaator. At present its going down to -30C at night, and up to -15/-20C during the day. At least its dry and sunny....

you can do the conversions to F, but as we have little wind, there's little windchill factor, thank goodness. Starting my diesel Mitsu Pajero is interesting..

Allan

jim_geib
01-16-2009, 01:06 AM
It's -10F here with a -31F wind chill. I know our friends from the north are going to say that's nothing, but I think it's freaking cold.

We are a bunch slacker here in Ohio, it's ony -2F and no wind. Cold enough the stray cat doesn't want out

BadDog
01-16-2009, 01:14 AM
72 today I think, might have been a bit higher...

BillH
01-16-2009, 01:16 AM
I think it got down to 55 deg F in South West Florida, I was too cold to get out of bed on my day off.

dan s
01-16-2009, 01:22 AM
72 today I think, might have been a bit higher...
Stop hogging the heat, send some of it northeast.

miker
01-16-2009, 01:29 AM
It's 42 C here. Just turned another refrigerator on to put more beer in. :)

Airconditioners going flat out. Have to bring the dog and cat inside so they don't fry.

Rgds

torker
01-16-2009, 02:05 AM
We just went thru two weeks of -30 to -35C. It's warmed up to about -15 at night now. Almost like summer...
Aw...you poor fellas... :D
Russ

bhjones
01-16-2009, 02:20 AM
Coastal Downeast Maine is -10F, zero wind. Weather Man tells us it'll be a balmy 10 above tomorrow then below zero over night. Same on Saturday.

Did I mention have heat in the shop this winter..... yeah, I'm happy about that.

kendall
01-16-2009, 02:37 AM
No idea, but I've been remodeling the boat and had two heaters going with the hatches all closed and two tarps laid over her, was still too cold to get anything done.

Ken.

Doc Nickel
01-16-2009, 02:54 AM
Southcentral Alaska:

http://www.docsmachine.com/machineshop/014-01.jpg

Currently, it's raining.

Doc.

aostling
01-16-2009, 02:58 AM
72 today I think, might have been a bit higher...

And 76˚F predicted for tomorrow. But its 50˚F now at midnight. Ah, winter, for these few months I can actually get under the covers.

Oldbrock
01-16-2009, 03:25 AM
+2C today, didn't even wrap a towel around me on the way to my outside hot tub. Peter

dp
01-16-2009, 03:27 AM
39 degrees F in Oroville, WA (USA). It's a regular barn burner as it's been in the low 20s for weeks.

darryl
01-16-2009, 04:05 AM
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malbenbut
01-16-2009, 04:17 AM
I'm at 55 degrees north and its 2 Celsius.
MBB

chief
01-16-2009, 05:23 AM
Time to put an end to government and algore's BS. It's just matter of time till it happens in the US.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1116088/Woman-91-dies-stressed-16-000-council-make-home-eco-friendly.html?ITO=1490

twopintsplease
01-16-2009, 06:08 AM
30C today and 37C by monday

Dawai
01-16-2009, 07:12 AM
http://image.weather.com/web/common/wxicons/52/31.gif?12122006
Clear 11F
Feels Like
-3F

Record breaker:
THAT IS COLD FOR A HILLBILLY.. WE LIT SOME KEROSENE LAMPS TO GET THE CHILL OUT OF THE AIR AS MY WIFE GETS UP TO GO TO THE JOB. She has several points in her favor this morning.

Ohh.. I can't wait till the woodpecker gets here at daylight.. he does so love to bang on my plastic siding.

Fresh ground coffee.. like all spices, coffee loses a good portion of it's flavor after being ground.. we bought a grinder for Christmas for the wife.. she has been grinding coffee and keeping it in the fridge.. OMG.. the smell floating through the house in the cold air.. a hound dog loves to hunt, the crisp air sharpens the senses of smell.. and taste.. And I guess if you are running and busy, you forget how darned cold it is..

Corm
01-16-2009, 07:26 AM
At 6:00 am, it was -20F here in Northeastern Vt. A full pot of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Dark Magic is brewing, and I've got a good fire going in both wood stoves. Life doesn't get much better.

Your Old Dog
01-16-2009, 07:52 AM
The day is shaping up nicely in Buffalo NY. It's only 7 AM and already up to 6 degrees and 70 percent humidity.

dhammer
01-16-2009, 08:34 AM
-32F at 6:30am..predicted high of -10F for today

Intl Falls claims the title "Ice Box of the Nation"..let them have it, it is cold enough here in Bemidji. It is supposed to finally warm up to above zero by the weekend.

Roy Andrews
01-16-2009, 08:46 AM
YOD quit hogging all the heat. its -3 here in central NY.

hawgwrench
01-16-2009, 09:05 AM
was 14 here this morning,think high is around 33 today...in georgia we think this is frigid....had to open the door on fridge to warm shop up this morn...

Mcgyver
01-16-2009, 09:12 AM
[Fresh ground coffee.. like all spices, coffee loses a good portion of it's flavor after being ground.. we bought a grinder for Christmas for the wife.. she has been grinding coffee and keeping it in the fridge.. ]

good coffee is important, to me at least - one of those little luxuries Faith Popcorn said we'd all want. Tim Hortons? blah! Starbucks? passable, sometimes with their Bold.....(Bold to lather on such BS imo, coffee isn't Bold its strong!). Timothy's Dark French Roast? Mmmmmm

it has to be fresh ground, makes a huge difference.

Now a coffee aficionado i know has pointed out the next level. Apparently there is also a large degradation in flavour after roasting is well, that the green beans hold everything in.

So there's the idea to eclipse Starbucks. A chain of high end coffee places that roast on site. The place would smell great and and who would want to have a Starbucks from old beans when you can have fresh roasted? Then there's the line of appliances; home roasters...and merchandising space at the grocery for your brand of green beans.....I smell a billionaire in the making.

all I lack is time and capital :D

Toronto has been very cold, was -18 C or about 0F a few nights ago, now about -12C about 11F. Normal is a daily high of -2C or 28F according to the radio. Good thing i live up here, sounds colder south of the border :D

lynnl
01-16-2009, 09:25 AM
Just checked my outside thermometer, +9F right now. But not a breeze blowing. Didn't really seem very cold when I went out to get the paper.

Just checked my downstairs thermostat ...damn, looks like my electric heat pump aux heating coils aren't working. Temp downstairs about 55F and cool air blowing thru the vents. Sh!T!!! But then what'd I expect on the coldest day?

Actually I can remember a -16F day here in Nth Ala back when I was in college. I remember seeing two beagles, with battery cables trying to jump start a rabbit.

S_J_H
01-16-2009, 09:47 AM
My thermometer reads almost -20 right now. Got as cold as -23 in Downers Grove this morning according to the news.

J Tiers
01-16-2009, 09:47 AM
A balmy +1 F , which is -17C to the rest of ya.

I'm always surprised at how long early experience persists..... I grew up where it hits -30 to -40, and used to think anything over 0F was good for downhill skiing. It must have stuck.

People here are freezing their rears and complaining, but I'm still not thinking it's crazy-cold, despite living here for many years now.

Then there are the stupid bubbas I see wandering around in their knee-length shorts...... usually people about 6 foot 3 and 350 to 400 lb. As far as I know they get frostbite same as anyone else.................

The only problem is there is no snow yet. I like to hear the change in the "snow squeak" with temperature..... almost as good as a thermometer. Close, but no cigar, here.

Andrew_D
01-16-2009, 09:55 AM
-24C, -31C with the windchill. Was -50C windchill on tuesday and wednesday. Apparently it's going up to -10C for tomorrow....hey, it's a heat wave...a tropical heat wave...

Andrew

John R
01-16-2009, 09:59 AM
It's 36F on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That's cold for us
John R

brian Rupnow
01-16-2009, 10:00 AM
Its been -18F here the last 3 nights in a row. Its snowing hard outside right now as I type this, and we have about 20" of snow on the ground, in Barrie, Ontario. Friday 16, 2009.---Brian

Mcgyver
01-16-2009, 10:45 AM
-24C, -31C with the windchill. Was -50C windchill on tuesday and wednesday. Apparently it's going up to -10C for tomorrow....hey, it's a heat wave...a tropical heat wave...

Andrew

where?

why not put your location in your profile?

Andrew_D
01-16-2009, 11:09 AM
where?

why not put your location in your profile?

Oops, sorry, didn't realize it wasn't in there...it is now..

Andrew

Alguy
01-16-2009, 11:15 AM
The older i get the more i hate the cold,, now there is plenty to hate -7F or so for lows the last couple days. woo hoo heat wave on the way, 20F on saturday.

bruto
01-16-2009, 11:16 AM
It got down to -21F last night here. No records, but plenty cold enough.

R>V>Johnson
01-16-2009, 11:20 AM
-26, Somebody really pissed off Jack Frost.

Duffy
01-16-2009, 11:31 AM
It was about -30C last night here in Gatineau, but it has warmed up to about -25C. There is a new house going up in the next block, and the framer was shingling it, (a full-pitch roof no less,) earlier in the week but it is too cold today. I have been watching this exercise with interest; the framer has 40 years experience and is working alone, without harness or other safety gear, just care. this is a two-story effort and the peak is 33 feet above ground level. better him than me!

Ken_Shea
01-16-2009, 11:36 AM
We just went thru two weeks of -30 to -35C. It's warmed up to about -15 at night now. Almost like summer...
Aw...you poor fellas... :D
Russ

I knew before I began to read the post that Torker was gonna chime in here making lite of our -10 :D

lynnl
01-16-2009, 12:56 PM
What temperature scale do you Canadians use in normal, day to day activities? C or F?

What about you Brits?

aboard_epsilon
01-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Brits use C nowadays

we stopped using F in the late eighties

all the best.markj

steverice
01-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Was 90 the other day, but should only reach around 80 today.

F not C

Dragons_fire
01-16-2009, 01:24 PM
about 2 weeks ago we had -45C with the windchill... yesterday and today its supposed to be plus 12C!!!!

Mcgyver
01-16-2009, 01:25 PM
What temperature scale do you Canadians use in normal, day to day activities? C or F?

What about you Brits?

In Canada, Celcius. It may be the only thing that has been mostly converted, for most other things imperial is still widely used, at least in conversation.... but since temps are of such daily interest and media forecasts are presented only in Celcius, its rare to have someone refer to a F temp

JRouche
01-16-2009, 01:50 PM
75 now. But its always 73 to 78 here. Winter, summer, spring and fall. JR

Don Wojtaszek
01-16-2009, 02:05 PM
Chicago, IL -17 this morning at both ariports!

jcarter
01-16-2009, 03:44 PM
Just outside Parry Sound Ontario it was -27F this morning. In Canada it depends how old you are which scale you use. Officially we use Celsius. I am 42 and grew up with F and C and I prefer using F.

camdigger
01-16-2009, 05:43 PM
Oddly enough, when I took SWMBO and the munchkins to Anaheim before Christmas, we had cooler weather in Anaheim than it has been in Calgary the last few days. While we were there, it was never above 60 F and one daytime high was 45 F (and p*&^%ng rain). Today in Cowtown, it is a balmy 50 F.:rolleyes:

To be fair, the week we were in Anaheim, the local temperatures ranged from overnight lows of -35 F to daytime highs of -15F with winds of 10-30 mph. Wind chills on the order of -45 to -50 F.

Our warm Chinooks don't last forever, we expect to see 3 to5 weeks of 0 F or lower yet this winter...

Liger Zero
01-16-2009, 05:45 PM
-5F in the wind if I'm doing the math right. Going to be an interesting ride in tonight.

mochinist
01-16-2009, 06:43 PM
78f on the drive home today Brrrr

lane
01-16-2009, 06:48 PM
Been about 20 each morning and up to around 40 for high. Too Dam cold for me. where is summer time I want some 90 weather.
What he-- happen to Global WARMING.

Spin Doctor
01-16-2009, 06:58 PM
-20F this morning, about -17F yesterday morning. I think the coldest I have ever seen it around here is -27 to -29F

lazlo
01-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Today was freezing -- high of 55 F. :) Monday it warms back up after the cold front passes through -- it's supposed to be mid 70's.

Rustybolt
01-16-2009, 07:08 PM
-24 deg. F In Aurora, Illinois this morning. The mimi van started and I went to work.

38_Cal
01-16-2009, 07:23 PM
-17F last night, up to +10 right now...that was the high for the day. Heaters in my shop are working as hard as they can, but it's only about 42 out there. Only was able to get out there for about three hours before the cold cut right through me.

David
Montezuma, IA

Edit: My wife just got home from work, when she left this morning, it was 27 below zero F. The brass monkey's singin' soprano!

fullsizejohn
01-16-2009, 07:48 PM
high of 24 today. predicted 4-7 by morning. Definetly not typical central virginia weather but im kinda diggin it....for now:D

Bob Ford
01-16-2009, 08:05 PM
It's 64 F now. Was 39F early this morning.
Bob

platypus2020
01-16-2009, 08:05 PM
was working in Swanton, VT, the last 2 nights were about -28F, enough to freeze the fuel line on the diesel van solid.

speedy
01-16-2009, 08:16 PM
It has just gone 13.00hrs, it is 24c in the shade, the weather is fine with a small amount of cloud and a gentle ENE breeze. Roll on the rest of Summer then calm Autumn.

madman
01-16-2009, 08:44 PM
Was Driving Yesterday to Sudbury to buy a couple more Engines. Stopped at a Gas station . I got out wearing a Sweater and a vest minus 40 it said Chilly.

krems
01-16-2009, 08:59 PM
SW Montana weather is beautiful today......The temperatures are above normal for Jan. 16th....It is 42 degrees, I've got a short sleeve shirt on and it feels great. For once Montana isn't the ice box of the USA

Krems

lazlo
01-16-2009, 09:43 PM
high of 24 today. predicted 4-7 by morning. Definetly not typical central virginia weather but im kinda diggin it....for now:D

Wow, my parents live in Richmond (Manakin-Sabot) and they're here in Austin this week visiting. Sounds like they got the better part of the deal :)

lwalker
01-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Right now it's about +4F at 8PM and it feels like a heatwave since the last two mornings we woke up to -25F (south-central MN). My truck definitely was not happy starting, but start it did. The wife forgot to plug in her diesel F250 and luckily I noticed before she had to leave for work.

My two roosters had minor frostbite on the tips of their combs from an earlier cold snap, but they seem to be dealing with the cold OK now. Ducks are lovin' it :-)

.RC.
01-16-2009, 10:59 PM
Currently 95F in this room.....Please send some snow over....

J Tiers
01-16-2009, 11:08 PM
That Deg C deal.... it's just so you can feel colder.......

"wow, it's 7 below!" ..... better known as a hot 19 deg F....... at somewhere around there, snow starts to melt and sinter together into that obnoxious "corn snow" on sunny days.

Andrew_D
01-16-2009, 11:11 PM
The Mother-in-law was taking her sister's kid to the daycare the other day and Sam turns to her and proclaims that SHE KNOWS why it is so cold right now.

MIL asks why.

Sam says it's cause Mother Nature is sick!

Chuckled when I heard it :D

Andrew

FatWheels
01-16-2009, 11:13 PM
This thread has the potential to last a long time I'd bet. Especially if we see more extremes in temp.


Someone mentioned that early experience with weather persists and that's me to a tee. A pretty mild 27 F here in Raleigh, NC but nowhere near what I'm used to from NW Penna. I always have people ask me if I'm not cold. I usuallly share my secret with them, I am a MAMMAL! I make heat on the inside and send it outwards. There are plenty of bubbas down here, but I don't see any of them wearing shorts. Not in this weather anyway.


Warmest regards,:D :D

Jim

aostling
01-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Have any of you suffering cold-weather guys ever seen one of these?

From http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19025472.100-stalagmite-ice.html

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/aostling/icespike.jpg

J Tiers
01-16-2009, 11:39 PM
That's a lot of work......

They form naturally when the roof heats up and melts snow along the edge from sunlight hitting the shingles..... the drips freeze and you get classic stalactite/stalagmite pairs.

fasto
01-17-2009, 02:18 AM
Thursday morning, got onto a Southwest 737 at Orange County, CA John Wayne Airport (KSNA): 85 degF. (30 C)
Thursday evening: got off 737 at Providence, RI (KPVD): 4 degF. (-16 C)
Right now, 1:16AM Sat, 9 miles east of Worcester, MA: 1 degF. (-17 C)

gmatov
01-17-2009, 04:39 AM
SW PA.

My local Rep rag says +3F tonight. My outdoor digital thermometer says -21C which is about -6F.

Whoopdedoo. It's chilly enough that I'm glad I don't have to go out in it anymore. Go out and get my paper and my mail and just wait it out. SHOULD warm up some time, no? I mean, we ARE in the throes of Global Warming.

I don't cool with Nat Gas, but I do heat with it. I am burning lots more of it than I want to, and the fact that the cost has skyrocketed is killing me. It has to be worse for people with less energy efficient homes.

keep warm, y'all.

Cheers,

George

.RC.
01-17-2009, 05:51 AM
The Mother-in-law was taking her sister's kid to the daycare the other day and Sam turns to her and proclaims that SHE KNOWS why it is so cold right now.

MIL asks why.

Sam says it's cause Mother Nature is sick!



I thought it was MIL's hearts that caused cold weather.. :D

JBL37
01-17-2009, 08:05 AM
One degree here in York, PA. Will Head south soon. Jim

Dawai
01-17-2009, 08:25 AM
When I was a traveling techie... I'd be angry when I had to fly from one job to another.. sometimes from Sunny Lower Alabama where it was 80 to Oklahoma where it was 10..

That is just mean.. I had to buy winter clothes each time.

oldtiffie
01-17-2009, 08:33 AM
I thought it was MIL's hearts that caused cold weather.. :D

Nope.

The biggest problem is when you look at SWMBO and can't tell whether.

Next worry is that SWMBO may end up like MIL - no cold heart - just no heart at all - or so I've been given to believe.

No good going to FIL as he is as much use as sweet Fanny Adams (SFA) - about ((4/5 x 5/8) x (not very much at all)) which approxiamates to half of SFA

Dawai
01-17-2009, 11:00 AM
OKAY.. 12ish this morning..

It has been cold here.. WE, my cheapskate wife (why I love her) and I.. have been burning a kerosene lamp pair here..
They raise the temperature in the room a few degrees. When I lived in a travel trailer two lamps could heat the place to sixty plus during power outages. My 100lb dog was trying to bury himself between us last night.. OUR bed is way too small.

Our heaters, oil filled floor units.. when all are kicked in it costs approx $0.35 a hour to run them. With Cheap TVA rates on electrical too. I have them tied into a line voltage thermostat in the wall, feeding one side of a receptacle. SO no overheating and wasting of power.. the unit heats up till room warms up, then kicks off.. the overtemp clicker/thermostat in the heater protects it.

Doc and I spoke again yesterday about wall-solar heat collectors.. Plan is to have air mattress style roll up units on the outside eastern wall hanging down from eaves, Basic stamp or computer control.. when the black fabric heats up in excess of room temperature it kicks on a small blower to fill bag-move heat into living space.. Using a silicone impregnagated fiberglass cloth it will cost $65 for just the fabric... I have been calculating the pay-back time.. a good thought for any expenditure. Be it milling machine or solar what-cha-ma call it..

That unit would work in temperate climates, not in Alaska.. I have black curtains in two eastern facing rooms.. the fabric gets so hot you can barely touch it.. It just warms the area around the glass thou.. I think, sunlight streaming into a room releases the same amount of heat energy. Reflective glass panes would cut that down to nothing.. most the new windows sold are semi-solar reflective.

clutch
01-17-2009, 11:26 AM
At 10:30AM it is a nice warm 1F. A witch stopped by and asked me to run her brassiere though the clothes dryer.

Clutch

plastikosmd
01-17-2009, 12:03 PM
It is about 78 degrees here in Turks and Caicos, wish they had a shop here I could play in

loose nut
01-17-2009, 10:40 PM
It's been hovering around -30 Cent. (-22 Far) this week, Kinda kills the drive to go to the shop.

Ken_Shea
01-17-2009, 10:45 PM
It's been hovering around -30 Cent. (-22 Far) this week, Kinda kills the drive to go to the shop.

Takes a lot less then that to kill the enthusiasm for me.

Below about 55 Deg far inside, it is hard for me to muster up much enthusiasm to do machine work for enjoyment.

loose nut
01-17-2009, 11:10 PM
I keep the shop around 10 deg Cel (50 Far), which is OK but it's the 30 foot walk to get there which makes me think twice about going out to it. With the wind blowing the wind chill factor is near -40 cel (-40 Far), I'm glad I don't live up north or on the prairies where it gets cold.

Andrew_D
01-17-2009, 11:58 PM
I keep the shop around 10 deg Cel (50 Far), which is OK but it's the 30 foot walk to get there which makes me think twice about going out to it. With the wind blowing the wind chill factor is near -40 cel (-40 Far), I'm glad I don't live up north or on the prairies where it gets cold.

But it's a dry cold....

Andrew

Weston Bye
01-18-2009, 08:48 AM
Like elsewhere, it's been cold here too, 5 to 10 below at night, 5 t0 10 above during the day.

Now for the problem: My wife's '01 PT Cruiser won't start in really cold weather. First, a new battery, it needed it. (batteries never seem to get changed except when the temperature is below zero). Helped somewhat, but leaving the car out overnight, it won't start in the morning. Cranks slightly slower in the cold, but won't fire.

Yesterday I cleaned out the garage enough to push the car in. Warmed up to a balmy 30 degrees and it started on the second turn of the crankshaft. Left it set overnight in the garage and started fine this morning also.

Parking a car in a garage seems a horrible waste of shop space, and is only part of the solution. I don't want to have to go rescue my wife and try to start the car in the parking lot where my wife works.

Any ideas?

dhammer
01-18-2009, 10:07 AM
Like elsewhere, it's been cold here too, 5 to 10 below at night, 5 t0 10 above during the day.


Parking a car in a garage seems a horrible waste of shop space, and is only part of the solution. I don't want to have to go rescue my wife and try to start the car in the parking lot where my wife works.

Any ideas?

Your wife's PT should start with no problem at a balmy 5-10 above zero. When was the last time you "tuned" it? Try using synthetic 5W20 oil.
As a last resort you wife will have to start her car during her lunch hour and let it run till it blows warm air..PITA but that is the price we pay for living in northern climates..at least we don't have mosquitoes,wood ticks, spiders and other crawlies all year long.

Evan
01-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Parking a car in a garage seems a horrible waste of shop space, and is only part of the solution. I don't want to have to go rescue my wife and try to start the car in the parking lot where my wife works.

Any ideas?

Install an engine heater. The easiest to install are the type that go in the lower rad hose. It's a short section of what looks like heavy wall tube about 3 inches long. You cut the hose and clamp the heater in place. They are normally about 800 to 1000 watts so you don't need to leave it on all night. Use a timer to turn it on a couple of hours before you need the vehicle and it will start like a summer day. It also really cuts down on the wear and tear on the engine. BTW, our '01 PT Cruiser starts fine without being plugged in down to about -30. The main problem with the PT is the small battery. It has limited cranking current.

It's about -15 or so today and I have to go out and freeze my ass off changing the rear U-joints and the steady bearing on the Ford Ranger. I took it apart yesterday lying in the snow with icy rust falling in my face trying to break loose bolts that are loctited and haven't been off in 20 years. I finally gave up and torched off the ones that held the steady. I accidentally touched the hot end of the bearing housing and it scorched the skin on the side of my finger but I didn't have a burn. It didn't even hurt and no blister later cause my hands were so freeking cold.

HighWall
01-18-2009, 02:28 PM
What can I say? I almost wish is was colder.

Pacifica, CA.

davidwdyer
01-18-2009, 02:46 PM
Here it's been running somewhere in the 80's Fahrenheit, 26-32 C. Never have to heat the shop. In the winter, it can get down to almost 67 F on a cold night. Being from Minnesota (and therefore in favor of global warming) I do not miss the cold.

David
Vitria, Brazil

Weston Bye
01-18-2009, 08:08 PM
Okay...so I thought about putting in new plugs until I took off the manifold cover - on this car the plugs are right on top of the engine, but for 3 of the 4 you have to take the intake manifold off to get at them. The manifold isn't bad, but the throttle body is a mess: hoses, hoses, tubes and hoses, wires, cables and more tubes and hoses, and no magic master bolt to make removal easy....or so it seems. I am intimidated and discouraged.

The thinner oil, at least for winter service, now sounds like a good idea. The block heater sounds nice, but maybe a little extreme for this part of Michigan unless, contrary to the global warming crowd, we are on the cusp of another ice age.

And perhaps...a trip to the mechanic for a tuneup.

garyphansen
01-19-2009, 05:56 PM
"unless, contrary to the global warming crowd, we are on the cusp of another ice age."

I heard on the radio that according to 300 censers in the Pacific Ocean the earth has been cooling since the year 2000.

I have to hand it to Al Gore, he has pulled off a scam where if it gets colder he was right, if it gets colder he was right, and if it stays the same "just wait a little longer, it will happen". Gary P. Hansen

Dave P.
01-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Just for the heck of it when it gets really cold again use a digital
volt meter on that PT Snoozer and check the battery voltage.
Some fuel injection systems require x voltage to the injectors.
The engine will crank, but no fuel injectors will open.
You might be just on the edge when it's cold.
It should start.
PS, I like synthetic oil.
Dave P.

Dawai
01-19-2009, 07:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/Jan19Snow.jpg

lazlo
01-19-2009, 07:30 PM
"unless, contrary to the global warming crowd, we are on the cusp of another ice age."

I have to hand it to Al Gore, he has pulled off a scam where if it gets colder he was right, if it gets colder he was right, and if it stays the same "just wait a little longer, it will happen". Gary P. Hansen

It's a Bush conspiracy Gary:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090113_ncdcstats.html

NOAA: 2008 Global Temperature Ties as Eighth Warmest on Record

January 14, 2009

The year 2008 tied with 2001 as the eighth warmest year on record for the Earth, based on the combined average of worldwide land and ocean surface temperatures through December, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. For December alone, the month also ranked as the eighth warmest globally, for the combined land and ocean surface temperature. The assessment is based on records dating back to 1880.

NCDC’s ranking of 2008 as the eighth warmest year compares to a ranking of ninth warmest based on an analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The NOAA and NASA analyses differ slightly in methodology, but both use data from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center – the federal government's official source for climate data.

garyphansen
01-22-2009, 07:37 PM
"The year 2008 tied with 2001 "

Not around here. Here it was cold. Here it is cold. We have broken a number of low temperatures records. Gary P. Hansen

dp
01-22-2009, 08:01 PM
So does the 2008 data point support a trend up, down, or steady? It is less than helpful to know it compares favorably with another data point.

lane
01-22-2009, 08:01 PM
It got up to 70 this afternoon here.
Good old north Louisiana.

bollie7
01-22-2009, 08:10 PM
Cold? What cold?
Seriously, I couldn't cope with the low temps you blokes have to live with in winter. Where I live ( about 100klm north of Sydney, Australia) We have quite a mild climate. At my place a cold winters night is about -2C (28.4F). A real cold night is about -4C (24.8F)and we might only get 2 or 3 like that each winter.
We have been having a few warm days lately. Yesterday week (Jan15) it was 38.5C (101.3F) in my workshop and 43.5C (110.3F) outside in the shade. Luckily the humidity was fairly low so the heat wasn't too hard to cope with.

I hope you all get through your winter without too many drama's.
If you want to escape the cold you can always migrate to Oz. LOL

regards
bollie7

camdigger
01-22-2009, 08:22 PM
I've lived in Western Canada most of my life. It still amazes me that our temperature swings as wildly as it can sometimes.. +8 for mid day high Tuesday, -2C at 6pm last night (Wednesday), -22 C tonight at 6 pm headed for -25 or so by morning with high windchills predicted.

I've been driving down the highway and seen a 30C change (-25C to +5C) in 3 miles..:eek: . flat country too (Claresholm).

dp
01-22-2009, 08:31 PM
I'm in Oroville, Washington just south of Osoyoos, BC where it's been in the low 20s F or less for more than a month. We're stuck in a circular system that is keeping the sun out as well as the warm air that normally follows the jet stream up from Hawaii. That seems to be arching up over Alaska and down into the midwest lately.

Since it's just a relocation of existing energy there's no global impact except for what radiates out into space over the north pole. If that loss isn't accounted for by air being heated where the sun is shining it becomes a net loss.

Jack772
01-22-2009, 09:11 PM
It got down to 32 degrees this morning. The leaves on my banana tree are turning brown.
Jack