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Old 01-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #1041
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Gotta love the liquid meds!

Just for grins I looked up the record high and low temperatures in our town for January, knowing we busted the record daily low for January 9 this morning.

The highest January temperature ever recorded here was 93F in 1911.

The lowest January temperature ever recorded here was -6F in 1949.

Both happened on a January 31. So the record high and the record low for January 31 are 99F apart.

Try to beat that.
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If we are going to have any cold weather here at 47-36 degrees N it should be here in January, but it's light sweater weather now. It seems that we often experience the opposite of whatever is going on east of the Rockies.

Overall, I'l take it.

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They are forecasting about 9 degF tonight here in (usually mild) Alabama. Temps didn't rise above 20 degF yesterday and it's not looking much more promising today. The heat pump is working non stop. All the drapes are closed to avoid drafts and we even had to turn on a small space heater in the family room. Faucets are dripping to avoid bursting a pipe, so far so good. I finally got around to shovel the snow on the driveway. Many roads were closed yesterday, including two major highways because of black ice.
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Made me look Ziggy. For my city:

Record low....-7 degrees F on 1-18-30
Record high...87 degrees F on 1-23-43

You've won by 5 degrees....
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This afternoon it was 37 with snow flurries in Central Florida. Is this what I moved from NY for? Sheeeesh!
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This afternoon it was 37 with snow flurries in Central Florida. Is this what I moved from NY for? Sheeeesh!
Frozen orange juice, eh?
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This afternoon it was 37 with snow flurries in Central Florida. Is this what I moved from NY for? Sheeeesh!
Hey, cut that out down there.

I will bring you good luck next week when I travel from NY to FL.
Warm weather in mid 60s is expected down your way per NOAA.

Right now, it is 4 degrees F up here. Feel better ?
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Gotta love the liquid meds!

Just for grins I looked up the record high and low temperatures in our town for January, knowing we busted the record daily low for January 9 this morning.

The highest January temperature ever recorded here was 93F in 1911.

The lowest January temperature ever recorded here was -6F in 1949.

Both happened on a January 31. So the record high and the record low for January 31 are 99F apart.

Try to beat that.
OK, I looked up my town. Record January high is 54 above. Record low is 53 below. Gotchya beat southern boy.
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OK, I looked up my town. Record January high is 54 above. Record low is 53 below. Gotchya beat southern boy.
On the same day? Maybe I wasn't clear, but the record high and low for *one day* -- January 31 -- is 99 apart. I was referring to the difference in the records for one specific day, or at least I tried to...
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Guess that's a common mother thing. My mom is generally very thrifty, but she has one spendthrift indulgence: cranking up the heat in the winter. When we visit her for Christmas it's almost stifling.
My ex-MIL used to do that: turn up heat AND put extra blankets on bed on cold night.
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Had a few good hours of sleep under a total of four sheets including our heaviest comforter. Got up to make sure the heat is still going, the faucets are still dripping and flowing fine...

Oh, yeah -- and a little before 5 AM it's 12F -- tied the record -- and the coldest part of the day (typically) is still about two hours away...

Time to go burrow under the sheets again. I'm not tired any more, but dang it, it's time to get warm again.
We really enjoyed our heated (electric) mattress pad. You really need it in our motorhome under these conditions because there is no basement under the bed. The engine lives there, and of course the engine compartment is open to the outside.

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This afternoon it was 37 with snow flurries in Central Florida. Is this what I moved from NY for? Sheeeesh!
Isn't Miami supposed to freeze tonight?

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Try to beat that.
Pfft. Ya gotta do it all in one morning to be in the running.

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Spearfish [South Dakota] has a place of it's own in the Guinness Book of World Records as having undergone the greatest temperature variances. On January 22, 1943, the temperature shot from minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit to plus 49 degrees in less than 2 minutes. After this sudden climb, it dropped from plus 55 degrees to minus 5 degrees, then 15 minutes later rose to plus 55 degrees.
(RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA ACCOMODATIONS, for example)
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We really enjoyed our heated (electric) mattress pad. You really need it in our motorhome under these conditions because there is no basement under the bed. The engine lives there, and of course the engine compartment is open to the outside.
Have you tried to leave the engine running for warmth?

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Pfft. Ya gotta do it all in one morning to be in the running.
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Is that enough to cause a body part to freeze and fall off, then sizzle on the sidewalk in the next 5 minutes?
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On the same day? Maybe I wasn't clear, but the record high and low for *one day* -- January 31 -- is 99 apart. I was referring to the difference in the records for one specific day, or at least I tried to...
Okay, you win on same day high and low. My records were a week apart. When I checked, the greatest spread for a high and low on the same day, different years, in January was 43 above and 47 below, only a 90 degree difference. Wonder what the biggest swing on one single day was like the Rapid City example? Tougher to find out.
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Our apartment here in the Tampa Bay area is colder than we ever let our house get in OH. I need to get up and turn the heat on but I don't want to get out from underneath my fuzzy blanket! We don't have a regular furnace so running the heat is quite expensive. The thermostat will stay low. Only a couple more days of this unlike in OH where it will be a couple more months to warm weather. We can make it!
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I just looked at a Weather Forecast: Lake City, Florida - The Weather Network and it's colder in Lake City, Florida than it is up here on the 52nd parallel, somewhere north of Montana.
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Out here in Central Texas you can count on nothing but a brutal, long summer -- but in the winter, if you don't like the weather, wait a couple days and you might get a change.

It wasn't too many days ago when we hit a record low of 10 degrees. Today, we have the doors and windows open to warm up the house. In mid-January. We're holding steady at 75 and have been well into the 70s for most of the afternoon.

Sorry for those of you dealing with a lot of snow, but you'll have your revenge come July and August...
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Yep 10 degrees one day 75 the next.. welcome to Texas..
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