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Well it's minus 24 right now and still dropping.

The forcast for tomorrow morning at this time is supposed to get close to minus 30 now.

Windchill is minus 50-60

The house makes wierd noises when it's this cold.

Good day to stay in and do laundry.

(gotta keep the water running so I might as well put it to use)
 

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It's -25 F here now Matt.
Getting down to -27 - 28F by 8Am.
Same tommarrow.

Been up since 2 Am.
4 am work.

Got 39 diesel school buses up and running in 3 different lots.

1999 Chevy Tahoe fired right up at -18 F on my farm 2 Am.
 

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one of the major reasons I built my home near the south east area of Florida, near,lake Okeechobee in mid Florida, temps today in the higher 50f range and its predicted to be in the low 60s tomorrow, if your into working on your cars, and spending time out in the garage, a tee shirt and flannel shirt, ,rather than having to wear heavy clothing just to go out to the shop


 

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I just brought a 1/2 qt of water to a boil in a pyrex dish

Went out the back door and threw it up in the air.

"POOF" it turned into a cloud and blew away.

Wild.

I had to show my wife.

Don't get too many chances in your life to do that when it 26 below zero.

It never ceases to amaze me to watch that.

Yeah, I'mm getting bored already.
 

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Supposed to be -30 F up by You Matt.

Coldest its been since 1983 I recall.
Yeah,

I remember that in 1983 like it was yesterday.

I was still an athlete back then and I went for a run in 25 below weather.

Bundled up, ski mask over my face etc.

A cop followed me real slow like for about a mile.

He pobobly thought I was crazy:crazy:
 

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one of the major reasons I built my home near the south east area of Florida, near,lake Okeechobee in mid Florida, temps today in the higher 50f range and its predicted to be in the low 60s tomorrow, if your into working on your cars, and spending time out in the garage, a tee shirt and flannel shirt, ,rather than having to wear heavy clothing just to go out to the shop


20 years ago I remember getting out of Key West just hours ahead of Hurricane Irene :)

Currently at -24 here in Third Lake :(
 

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Mid-50s this morning in Tampa Bay. Should be mid to high 70s later in the week - and that's the reason we spend January through April at our winter home in Florida. Back home in Upstate New York it's single digits during the day, below zero at night, and deep, continuing snow. No thanks, don't need to do that any more. Hope all of you facing nature's challenges stay safe & warm.
 

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Yeah,

I remember that in 1983 like it was yesterday.

I was still an athlete back then and I went for a run in 25 below weather.

Bundled up, ski mask over my face etc.

A cop followed me real slow like for about a mile.

He pobobly thought I was crazy:crazy:
I was 14 in 1983 Freshman at Highschool.
Got into weight lifting.
I could Bench Press 400 lb at 130 lbs weight only.
Leg press machine I could do over 1000 lbs.
Squat with a belt 500 lbs.

I was into BMX Racing & Freestyle BMX.
Also introduced to Steet Racing that year.
Musclecars everywhere yet.

I remember being bored one of those winter days.
Bundled up and went for a ride on BMX bike and my little brother took his bike. About -20F.
Gone for 4 hours riding between 3 towns.
About a 20 mile ride roundtrip to back home.
 

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About 10 busses shut down.
Gelled up the diesel fuel.
New Cummins ISX Engines.

The Older Navistar Maxforces still going.
What we consider junk.

9 hours out in the cold with short breaks to warm up.

Home. Go back at 8pm and work a 12 hour shift.
Keep as many running as we can.
All so kids can get to school Friday.

My Eyelashes froze together today.
How Cold it is.

My New Walls Zero Zone Thermal Coveralls work nice.
Stayed warm otherwise.
What the Ground support crew guys use at Ohare Airport in this sub zero weather.
 

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Semi trucks all over shutdown here on the highways.
They are going nowhere.

Jet fuel added to diesel is what they do in Sibera I read to keep the diesels running -25 F to -100F below zero.
 

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I was 14 in 1983 Freshman at Highschool.
Got into weight lifting.
I could Bench Press 400 lb at 130 lbs weight only.
Leg press machine I could do over 1000 lbs.
Squat with a belt 500 lbs.

I was into BMX Racing & Freestyle BMX.
Also introduced to Steet Racing that year.
Musclecars everywhere yet.

I remember being bored one of those winter days.
Bundled up and went for a ride on BMX bike and my little brother took his bike. About -20F.
Gone for 4 hours riding between 3 towns.
About a 20 mile ride roundtrip to back home.


:huh:


World record bench press men's 130 lb class:

1. Juha-Matti Englund, 303 lbs / 137,5 kg

Date: 1.29.2010
 

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Back to work already for another 12.
It's time and 1/2 overtime.

I would stay up for 72 hours non stop and work.
This real cold weather makes you sleepy after 9 hours outside.
Means your close to dieing.

Not such thing as easy money as a mechanic.
You have to be willing to die for it for Your Family daily.
And To Fast Street Race again.
Take your title back from Chief.
 

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Man I hate you Florida guys with your warm weather. It was in the teens yesterday. If this keeps up I'll have to start wearing a jacket
 

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28 below now.

Colder than yesterday at this time.

No mail delivery here for 2 days going on three days.

Kinda wierd driving around yesterday. Hardly any cars on the road. Businesses are shut down. My neighbors havn't let their horses out for days as far as I could see. Same goes for the other livestock. I mean they have to let them out sometime right?
 

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Unfortunately I'm not in Naples right now :thud:

Pilot blew out on the furnace yesterday....not sure why, never happened in 23 years. I lit it again and before I could get the cover on the furnace lit and the fire rolled out of the box for a split second. Last night I notice the furnace isn't kicking on.... turns out two 24v wires running from the controller to the gas valve melted together when the furnace lit causing a dead short which then fried the controller. I called a guy at 11:00 pm and he had a used one to put in to get the thing running again. To bad we didn't find the short until after we fried the used one. Was able to get the circulating pump wired directly which kept the water flowing through the zones so I wasn't worried about the pipes freezing. Turned the pellet stove way up which made it bearable.....for negative 5. :nuts:

I'm going back to Naples :buhbye:
 
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