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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:48 PM

The weather guessers on the National News are saying the deep south will be seeing very cold temperatures in the next few days. Many of our southerners aren't used to this. Please be carefull and good luck.

 

Things to consider: plenty of heating fuel, exposed plumbing may freeze(drain it or insulate it), have a bucket of sand in the house and in the car incase of ice, extra coats or blankets in the car incase of getting stuck, when driving dress as though there is no heater, protect pets and livestock, and be very cautious. Check that the coolant in water cooled engines wont freeze. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:53 PM

:bigrofl:  Weather Gussers!!!!!!  That's great. Stay warm and stay safe..      Roger.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:07 PM

That should apply to all, not just the south, the below average cold up here can catch even us off guard.
Especially keeping extra supplies( coats n blankets) in the truck/car.
A couple weeks ago when it was single digits, I had to drive the company van to the worksite .got to shop to pick it up and was told it was just serviced so I jumped in. I didn't think to bring anything other than what I had on, and you guessed it, the van broke down and it took 1/2 hr to get picked up. The hoses were frozen and I never got heat, thank god it was only that long because any longer and it could have gotten ugly.
Thanks, Tom
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:54 PM

Everyone, please be careful.
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Weather guessers is appropriate for sure!! I am in the nursery business and we live and die by weather like many farmers. I always have said I wish I could be like them - be wrong half the time and still have a job! :D

 

Thanks for the heads up.....we are expecting 6 inches of snow if they are right.......either way .....plan on being inside for the next 2-3 days......

 

All of you out there be safe!


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:04 PM

It was a frigid 65 degrees in NC today


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:09 PM

High of 1 degree today here in central Iowa


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:46 PM

The cold is here 25 now and wind chill of 13. Going down to 12 tonight and 7 Tuesday night. It is very hard for us to deal with this cold, frozen water pipes and school buses will not start. Schools are delayed 2 hours for the next 2 days. Normal temps should be high 50 low 35 this time year in north Alabama. This is third time this winter that the temps have dropped into the single digits. This is the coldest winter we have had in 10 years. Please some springtime weather.

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 09:28 PM

High of 1 degree today here in central Iowa

I don't think those 2 things go together do they {High}   {One Degree}   nope just does not fit

They say 9 here tonight wind chills below 0

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 09:40 PM

Looking at 20 tonight with a wind chill around 0. Hoses are turned off, and I'll let the water drip (again) tonight. So far so good, Car has started, Water pipes hasn't froze, and the dogs like camping out in the living room. Cats are on their own (but I do have hay filled boxes for them). Wife is allergic.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Hard to believe we were 66 today at around 3 and our low for tonight is around 28 and our high for tomorrow is 29.....so it is going to start heading south quick and  not stop till its in the teens tomorrow night.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Quite the change going on.  


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:42 AM

Do many pipes freeze because it's not common for this type of cold ?   I'm supprised that  I heard of some around here in Pa/Nj  and we haven't had the cold that some of our members have gotten this year .


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:40 AM

I have all my outside spigots dripping, usually this is good enough down here. One weather source is forecasting 8* Thursday morning- that will be way out of our norm if that happens.
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:41 AM

I know of a family that had their water pipe going up to second floor bath to freeze when the temperature went down to 5* during the last cold blast. It flooded the house, ceiling fell, ruined most everything. I would think builder did not insulate pipes going up wall to second floor. It is rare for the temperature to go that low here but it has this year.
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