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Old 01-13-2024, 01:26 PM   #61
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If you have any tasks that you said you would do when hell freezes over, today's the day.
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Old 01-13-2024, 01:39 PM   #62
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Checked today where I lived on the Bering Strait for 15 years of my time in Alaska. Brevig Mission 34F. Thats weird. I only saw above freezing in winter once in a March. Typically it goes below freezing continuously in early November and comes back above in April. Not sure why I moved to Kansas!
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Old 01-13-2024, 09:21 PM   #63
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If you have any tasks that you said you would do when hell freezes over, today's the day.

Baby, it's cold outside!
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Old 01-14-2024, 04:15 PM   #64
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Baby, it's cold outside!
Our weather app says it's so much warmer...
I guess it is all in your point of view.
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Old 01-15-2024, 05:31 AM   #65
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9 degrees this morning. Never seen our boxer do his business so fast to get back inside the past 2 mornings. Lmao
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Old 01-15-2024, 06:15 AM   #66
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It's a balmy -2F here.
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Old 01-15-2024, 07:14 AM   #67
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It's a balmy -2F here.
It's currently -13 F here in sunny southern Minnesota.

Our weather window moved up one day, so it will be warm at -2 F when we leave Wednesday morning at 7 am.

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Old 01-15-2024, 07:49 AM   #68
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-10F cold

It got so cold last night, so danged cold, that I had to put a blanket on the furnace, just to keep the flames from freezing. Yup. Yesirree.
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Old 01-15-2024, 08:20 AM   #69
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On Saturday morning our temperatures were in the -40's deg C. range. The thermometer on my 4Runner read -40 C at home but when I got on the road the readout went blank as the temperatures were lower than the gage could detect. When I started driving, the door locks wouldn't latch properly and the tires felt square for the first kilometre. Was just too cold for me.
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Old 01-15-2024, 08:52 AM   #70
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I took my Highlander out the other day and when I got on the highway the road noise was pretty loud for a couple minutes I thought I might have a very low tire but then I remembered I had leveled all the tires up a couple days before and they were already all pretty close to the correct Inflation. I thought about it for a couple more minutes. About that time I got on a new piece of asphalt and the noise vanished. I then realized the tires had “flat spotted” and it took about 6 or 7 miles for them to straighten out and be round again. Had not experienced that for several years.

The only consolation to the real cold weather here in Iowa is that I can easily relate to the Canadian comments with references to “C” temps. The eighth grade temperature teaching kicks in when -40C is the same as -40F, remember that?
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Old 01-15-2024, 10:27 AM   #71
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45F this morning here in Parker, AZ, with a predicted 67F this afternoon. 70's by the end of the week.
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Old 01-16-2024, 04:26 AM   #72
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5:24 am and 68 F at my home in Florida. Haven’t yet seen any nighttime temps below 40 this year but the could be coming. It rarely drops below 32F/0C, but when it does it is generally just for an hour or two before sunrise.
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Old 01-16-2024, 04:09 PM   #73
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-40 here this morning, if youre missing winter, Id like to return it to you.
plus 40C here in Cartagena, be careful what you wish for.

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Old 01-16-2024, 10:36 PM   #74
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On Saturday morning our temperatures were in the -40's deg C. range. The thermometer on my 4Runner read -40 C at home but when I got on the road the readout went blank as the temperatures were lower than the gage could detect. When I started driving, the door locks wouldn't latch properly and the tires felt square for the first kilometre. Was just too cold for me.
That was a pretty easy conversion to Fahrenheit.
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:30 AM   #75
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I woke up in Memphis this morning and there wasn't a temperature. Thermometer just said "0".
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:33 AM   #76
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That was a pretty easy conversion to Fahrenheit.
I grew up with the Imperial system and use both Imperial and metric daily, but temperature is one thing that I have a hard time relating to in Fahrenheit, other than at -40 deg, at freezing point of water and at boiling point of water. Conversely, I relate much better to pounds than kilograms, at least for body weights. Most other measurements I am pretty much bilingual between metric and Imperial.
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:57 AM   #77
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When I started driving, the door locks wouldn't latch properly.
Before I left the cold at home I learned about another F150 recall and lawsuit. Seems like freezing up and not working latches are a known defect. There's even a payout for US owners.

In future cold snaps I'll hang a heating pad over the door handle to avoid being unable to even open the door let alone latch it.

The F150 might be my best tow vehicle ever but it does have a few negatives.

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Old 02-28-2024, 09:51 PM   #78
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HORRIBLE wind!

A cold front moved in (dry) and dropped the temps from 80 degrees F to 25 degrees, with winds around 25-35 mph sustained and gusting as high as 50 mph. And I was camping in my Escape!! I was parked on the shore of a small lake, so there wasn't much to break the wind, either. When the wind shifted from the west to the north, it was blowing against the side with the fridge and the furnace. Man, I couldn't believe how much cold air drafted through the furnace vent! Some around the top of the fridge, too. I was running a space heater (since I had shore power) with occasional supplementation from the furnace and was warm enough, but the vibration of the trailer from the wind (even with stab jacks down) wore on my nerves. Note to self: don't camp when the forecast combines wind and cold!
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Old 02-28-2024, 10:31 PM   #79
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.... Man, I couldn't believe how much cold air drafted through the furnace vent! Some around the top of the fridge, too. ....
Note to self: Investigate those draft pathways and consider how they might be sealed; likely not an efficient situation whether cold or hot outside, even absent driving wind.
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