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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:08 am

I would take a high of 29 in a heartbeat right now. -2 here this morning, with a forecast high of +9. Not due to break until Sunday.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Bezirk » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:01 am

+2 here in not so sunny Virginia, is now up to 12

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 am

Overnight low (at dawn this morning) was -8 deg F in Lone Jack, MO; KCI recorded -11 deg F, which tied the second lowest New Year's Day on their records (-13 deg F being the lowest).

Expected high today is 8 deg F. Forecasted to warm up in the 20's by tomorrow and Wed, but another chilly snap will blow through on Wed PM into Thursday.

If there's any good of this, perhaps it will knock down the insect population (especially the oak mites and ticks) for 2018. I know the last couple years around here have been really mild and the following summers the insects have been numerous. We'll see.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby T-Mo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:05 am

Stanton wrote:Overnight low (at dawn this morning) was -8 deg F in Lone Jack, MO; KCI recorded -11 deg F, which tied the second lowest New Year's Day on their records (-13 deg F being the lowest).

Expected high today is 8 deg F. Forecasted to warm up in the 20's by tomorrow and Wed, but another chilly snap will blow through on Wed PM into Thursday.

If there's any good of this, perhaps it will knock down the insect population (especially the oak mites and ticks) for 2018. I know the last couple years around here have been really mild and the following summers the insects have been numerous. We'll see.


That's what I hope for also, that this cold will do some good with reducing the insect population.

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:14 pm

I guess temps are relative. I remember an article 3 or 4 years ago. It was talking about the Spring Gas Up in Florida which I believe is in either late Feb. or early March. The writer was talking about the locals being bundled up against the chill and the people from further north running around in shirt sleeves commenting about how nice the weather was.

That being said, the local news was talking about the official weather station, which is at Lambert Airport only having recorded below 0 temperatures 3 times since 1930. I live about 80 miles south of there and about half way down inside a fairly deep valley, and have had below zero temps several times since I can remember. I have a picture I took about 44 years ago, give or take a couple years, of my mercury type indoor/outdoor thermometer reading -15f. That was cold, but I was also a lot younger then. According to my weather station, we got to -5 last night and supposed to get to -10 tonight. Sure glad I'm retired, because getting called out to work in this kind of weather was almost guaranteed.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Eugene » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:01 pm

Noon and it finally reached 0 degrees F.
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I guess temps are relative.
Yup it's relative. Spent 7 years in the Panama Canal Zone. TDY (temporary duty) to Maryland in mid winter. Was sitting in the hotel room with thermostat set on high and bundled up in a blanket when the maid entered. She said the room was hot, I told her that I was from Panama and the room was cold.

Also, first year living in Missouri, from 300 miles north, central Iowa, construction folks were wearing Carharts and parkas when it was 40 degrees outside.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby v w » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 am

City of Kalamazoo has advised people to leave a tap running a small stream of water to prevent freeze ups. I guess some of the service lines there aren't all that deep. Vern

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Slim140 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:53 am

v w wrote:City of Kalamazoo has advised people to leave a tap running a small stream of water to prevent freeze ups. I guess some of the service lines there aren't all that deep. Vern

We have an electric heater in our well pump house and leave the faucet running when it gets below 28 F. We don't usually have this many cold nights in a row and the lines have frozen before. It was 7 F above this morning at 5:20, I know that is warm to a lot of y'all :lol:
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:17 pm

-12 last night, second night below zero in a row. I am thinking about moving to Alaska to get warm.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:47 am

Cold, very cold related.

When/if I hit the Power Ball, I have some things to correct in my 121 year old house that will cost big bucks.

Upstairs kitchen and basement bath, part of the original house, waste/drain is about 3 feet below the earth surface. OK, that's good.

The bath, laundry, converted porch, are on a separate drain/waste. This waste/drain is less than 1 inch below the earth surface and the vent pipe is located outside the basement wall, about 18 inches above ground surface.

If I get a prolonged very hard freeze, I think the bath/laundry waste will ice/freeze up. Had this happen in Iowa when the water and sewage lines froze up. Yup, the 3 foot deep waste/sewage lines froze up. Every flush of the toilet just made things worse.
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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby ajhbike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:32 am

I got you beat Stanton...my house is 1639...an old tidal mill house, but I have many of the same issues and more....The garage is the old water race and it has a big radiator in it to keep the pipes in the crawl space from freezing. My bigger fear is the pipes that run up through the house on the outside walls since you can imagine the quality of the insulation. The house is a labour of love and fear.

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby ajhbike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 am

Sorry, I meant Eugene

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby ajhbike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:05 am

We are supposed to get a "bomb cyclone" tonight and tomorrow Long Island to boston followed by a polar vortex....gunna be a long cold 3 days or so.

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby SONNY » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:11 pm

Had -24 a few nights ago then -18, last night a bit warmer.-- weekend they say +36 and rain! lol!! Furnace runs about 4 or 5 times per hour, lp heat sucks, (cold air to me can't beat oil) . Hope well don't freeze, so far this year it has been ok.
Can only go out long enough to feed/water barn cats and hobble down to the mail box, then back to the house. Not getting any work done on the trucks/equipment/etc., Doing a little in the house, put led celing light up in side room, etc., did a bit on a couple of the wood locks, been on computer a lot! thanks; sonny

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Re: Negative 5 degrees F

Postby ajhbike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:02 pm

We use 2 pellet stoves until 22F and below that we crank up the oil funace.


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