Canadians --Pls Close the Frig Door

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  1. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

  2. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    The forecast here shows single digit highs and around 10 below during the night. So it's about normal. Maybe the vortex is staying to the west? We've had a few mornings touch 20 below..
     
  3. Buickboy66

    Buickboy66 Member

    Don't blame us...it was 45 of your degrees here yesterday. Blame the Russians.
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mn wind chill temp this morning is minus 51 degrees F.
     
  5. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    18 degrees F at my house in Alabama this morning, that is cold enough for me!
     
  6. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Wonder how many blocks will freeze? Hardly anyone checks their antifreeze to see how low it's good for....as if it doesn't matter anymore.
    People used to get it checked every fall.....
     
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  7. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    ...and then write that number on the core support or radiator cover with a paint stick or grease pencil.
     
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  8. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I checked all ours when I stored them for winter. Did the daily drivers as well.
    Minus 7 here.
     
  9. Mark Ascher

    Mark Ascher 65GS.com

    Random power outages in the Twin Cities as well.
    It is very cold this morning. -27.

    Mark
     
  10. white72gs455

    white72gs455 Going Fast With Class!!!

    sad news is, my chev pick up and kids Cherokee started but the wifes lesabre wont...
     
  11. priariecanary

    priariecanary Stacey

    -33 this morning on the drive to work. Garage at my house is insulated but not heated. There was liquid water on the floor still (probably brine from road salt, not pure water) so it couldn't have been too cold in the garage. Truck block heater was plugged in and I have remote start so I fired the truck up from inside the house while pouring a cup of coffee for the road. Everything was A-OK on the drive in, traffic was light because people are staying home. I walked about 100 yards from my truck to the office without a hat. A bit chilly but not bad.

    This whole winter thing is a non-event as long as you are prepared. It's kind of like living in Arizona in August but the opposite - You just go from air conditioned place to air condition place, don't linger outside. Same for the cold. The weather will kill you if you aren't ready for it.
     
  12. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    We Canucks love to share our COLD weather with u yanks.
     
  13. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    We usually get about 2 or three of those type of cold spells during a winter. The worst one was in 1969, it went down to -40 and I think it lasted a couple months. I remember a bad December -February in 1977 when it never went above zero F for the whole 3 months.
     
  14. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

  15. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Ya, your right Stacey.. It's winter, get used to it, it gets cold.. -32 in the sun, with no wind, seems downright tolerable this morning. It was much nicer yesterday afternoon with our high of -15 very little wind, and the sun out, than it was on Tuesday, when it was -5 cloudy and the wind was howling. That day was nasty.

    I showed up at for league night at the bowling Alley in Andover last night.. about a hour trip from the house here.. Bucy, who lives 2 minutes away from the place was looking at me in disbelief.. " I would have bet money you would have stayed home tonight"

    I said "Why, because it's cold?.... whatever.."


    68 degree temp swing coming for the weekend..

    I'm going to the beach!

    JW
     
  16. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Once it gets below 0 it all feels the same to me.
     
  17. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Just in from another date with the snowblower. The plows had gone through so it was pretty deep out by the road. Up to my waist on the walkway to the shop. I just did the two lane to the house, the walks and 20' out from the shop. The 200' drive and the parking area I'm leaving to get plowed out. When in the Sun and out of the wind, it felt much better. I waded through the snow to check things out in the back barn. The switches on the flashlight's I had back there were frozen! Never had that before.
     
  18. Buickboy66

    Buickboy66 Member

    I lived through that 1969 one....the temp never got above -20 C (0 F) for 26 straight days. And I have the certificate the Edmonton Journal put out to commemorate the event to prove it.
     
  19. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Only -20 today...
     
  20. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    7:30 a.m. here in the great state of Montana and 37 degrees. I'm headed out to the garage......
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