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Old 02-01-2019, 05:36 PM
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That's going to be hell with people's sinuses. A 100 degree jump in just a few days, if you take the wind chill into account
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:00 PM
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I started my day with -23 F. I admit I told a couple customers in warmer climates to stay warm as a joke. Coworker was happy when it warmed up to 3 F.
*snicker* There is a small in joke between my husband and I referring to sub zero C temps raising a degree or two as becoming 'positively tropical' because of a pair of books by Alan Dean Foster - IceRigger and Deluge Drivers, set on an ice planet where if it does get above the temp of water freezing it is a heat wave. One of the characters makes the comment that it is getting positively tropical when they come across actual liquid water puddles.

We had our pipes freeze briefly the first time it got down to 0F, we are currently living in our barn, and the only real heat is upstairs and on the middle floor in the bathroom, and one normally adequate heater in the semi-underground 'basement' where the pump controller, water tank and water heater are. [3 level barn, the 'basement' is half underground and has 2 1 car garage doors] Rob simply lugged a couple of kerosun liquid fuel heaters down and lit them to thaw them out. The cute little 'keep the water running at a trickle' doesn't work when you have a pump and well system, you burn out pumps that way. ]
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:38 PM
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IceRigger and Deluge Drivers, set on an ice planet where if it does get above the temp of water freezing it is a heat wave. One of the characters makes the comment that it is getting positively tropical when they come across actual liquid water puddles.
Somewhere I have a clipping from a Scottish newspaper, circa 1965. The headline is “Heat wave continues. Will be over 68 again today.” (That’s 20C)
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:42 PM
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Welcome to my world as a pizza delivery driver where I have to be out in the FREEEEZZZIIINNNNGGGG bone numbing cold all night long.
That earns you at least a $10 tip from me, assuming I'd feel OK about making you come out in the cold because I'm too lazy to make food.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:34 AM
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My children had 3 days off, school only open Monday and Friday. The local hospital had to reschedule non urgent surgery due to a burst pipe. It was really cold in the Midwest USA.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:14 PM
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Luckily my neck of the continent dodged the worst of the vortex this time. We had maybe one day somewhat chillier than normal, but not enough to really do anything.

In any case, whenever these cold snaps happen, I remember this skit to try and keep warm from grinning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkDvqQKGgDA
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:36 AM
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The crazy thing is that only in the last two years do I remember entire weeks of single-digit or below-freezing temperatures. Maybe my memory is shot.
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