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Old 12-13-2010, 08:23 AM   #1761
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Temperatures fell below freezing last night, which meant I had to cover my plants yesterday at dusk. The wind is really whipping through and it is still only 36 out there. It is supposed to get down to 27 tonight.

We do get weather like this some years, but in December? This is like January or February weather. Plus, two days ago it was in the 70's. Nature has a sense of humor, I guess.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:45 AM   #1762
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Dang! I get outraged when the dawn temps get down into the 30s here! No puede ser! It was 35 when we drove the car to service this morning.

But at least supposed to get into the 70s this afternoon!
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Temperatures fell below freezing last night, which meant I had to cover my plants yesterday at dusk. The wind is really whipping through and it is still only 36 out there. It is supposed to get down to 27 tonight.

We do get weather like this some years, but in December? This is like January or February weather. Plus, two days ago it was in the 70's. Nature has a sense of humor, I guess.

I'm not laughing. It's 28 right now with wind in the 15-20 miles per hour neighborhood. Cold as a well digger's butt. But, suppose to get back to 50's Wed and 70 Thursday. Might get in some golf this week after all.
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Got rain yesterday this morning a flash freeze. Temp 11F WIndchill -8F Intermittent white outs. Still nursing head cold
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This morning I mentioned to DW that I wish I could go into hibernation until April. Thursday I'm going to take the motorcycle in for the annual inspection (10 minute ride) but after that I think I'll just put it up on the jack in the shed.

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Guess that means, the convertible top stays up, and no scarf blowing in the wind?

It was 38 F this morning in western PA. Next week the weatherfolks are promising 8 and 9 F overnight.
Heck, I'm in eastern PA and the vert top is still down (it's in the garage, of course ).

However, the SRX has "new boots" to try out on the eventual snow. I want to see how they work...
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Heck, I'm in eastern PA and the vert top is still down (it's in the garage, of course ).

However, the SRX has "new boots" to try out on the eventual snow. I want to see how they work...
Graspic.

That is a brand of snow tire for gutter minded. And very very good if I might say so.

They work great on my 88 Jag. Which is otherwise useless in snow with the open differential. 4" or so snow in the forecast. I will make it to the coffee shop. Besides, the snow plows are hard at work.

Cheers for the working man.
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They work great on my 88 Jag. Which is otherwise useless in snow with the open differential.
By this do you mean no limited slip?
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Ice was in my pond this morning and icicles were hanging off one of the fountains. Rather lovely....

In a couple of days it should be in the 70's.

Bruce, I hope you get to feelin' better. ...and man, I still laugh when I think about you speaking of 'frozen chicken water and a confused rooster'.
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By this do you mean no limited slip?
Correct. No limited slip nor locking. The option was available, the original purchaser decided against it.

As opposed to my suburban which has a locking diff.. The two half axles are locked together if more than about 25% spin rate difference is detected. This will hold up to about 30 MPH at which point centrifugal action on the locker will disengage the lock.
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Ice was in my pond this morning and icicles were hanging off one of the fountains. Rather lovely....

In a couple of days it should be in the 70's.

Bruce, I hope you get to feelin' better. ...and man, I still laugh when I think about you speaking of 'frozen chicken water and a confused rooster'.
Think cold is on the way better and the rooster has learned to stay in the barn when it is cold. He still is not too bright though.
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It was so windy here that the wind pulled the umbrella right out of the table on my deck & snapped it in half .
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Had to scrap frost off the INSIDE of the windshield this morning Around here we're used to scrapping windows 7 months of the year but not usually the inside of the windows except maybe a couple days in january. I think this is the first time i've had to do it in december
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Another overcast evening here - ah well.
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Hooray for a true west wind. This mess is about 60 miles north of where I live.

NWS radar image loop of Composite Reflectivity from Montague, NY

Having snowplowing service makes it all that much more bearable.
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Had to scrap frost off the INSIDE of the windshield this morning Around here we're used to scrapping windows 7 months of the year but not usually the inside of the windows except maybe a couple days in january. I think this is the first time i've had to do it in december
Just when I was going to report how our weather sucks, I read this. Having to scrape the inside of a windshield is impressive!
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We're into our third day of record-breaking weather:
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Honolulu officials warned drivers to stay put yesterday as gauges across the southeastern half of Oahu showed rain falling at 1.5 inches to 3 inches per hour — with even more rain continuing to bear down on Oahu from the south.
Over the 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. yesterday, Honolulu Airport received 5.3 inches of rain, breaking the previous rainfall record of 5.28 inches set in 1955.
It's been impressive, but it turns out that the term "storm drain" is oxymoronic.

The solar water heater is hovering around 90 degrees instead of its usual 150+. If we don't get an hour or two of sunshine today (or at least "less overcast") then I might actually have to turn on its backup electric element.

The good news is we've confirmed that all our roof-leak repairs over the last few years have solved the problem both here and at our rental.

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