The Weather Thread

THGL

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Only in New England:

Dude, we got you beat here in Louisville. Yesterday's high was 55, today 3.

The cold came in so quick, the news was warning of "flash freezing" of the roads last night. I've never heard the weatherman use that term before.
 

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
And the fire is so delightful,
But since we got lots of snow,
Ah, hell no! Ah, hell no! Ah, hell no!
 

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A video from the Pettit Ice center. People have been tossing hot water into the cold air around here, we don't get weather cold enough very often.

 

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It was so cold here this morning the dog gave me her Looney Tunes Buzzard impression.

Uhhhh, no no nope, I don't wanna!

 

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How are you guys keeping your house warm? It's 2F here and keeping this old farm house 67F is making the heater run overtime.
Contractors oversized the furnace in my place. The heater hasn't run any more than it usually does. But, builders suck at sizing HVAC systems and ducting.

However, 50% of the windows on the house have replaced with fancy double pane gas charged windows. That might help since the single panes have either condensation or frost on them. :dunno:
 

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That's something I'd like to do, replace the old leaky windows in the house.

I'm to blame if the heater downstairs is undersized. I bought something cheap to replace a leaking propane furnace.
 

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While I do kind of feel bad for those in cold weather, on the other hand I laugh and say "Welcome to my world" lol... 2 feet of snow, followed by 55kph winds with the next day having a day time high -48C with the windchill, and an overnight low getting close to -60C with the wind.

No schools closed, no businesses closed. Ordinary day lol
 

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Contractors oversized the furnace in my place. The heater hasn't run any more than it usually does. But, builders suck at sizing HVAC systems and ducting.

However, 50% of the windows on the house have replaced with fancy double pane gas charged windows. That might help since the single panes have either condensation or frost on them. :dunno:

I have double pained windows yet I still had ice on all the frames. :)

Also, In Zanesville here, we hit a record low of -29 with the wind chill. In Columbus, we had to bring in the damn polar bears!
 

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That's something I'd like to do, replace the old leaky windows in the house.
Start there. Check your attic and add insulation, caulk any leaks. But, you do need some to maintain air quality in the house. Do a Manual J load calculation. You can be super detailed with it but, you don't have to be.
 

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Start there. Check your attic and add insulation, caulk any leaks. But, you do need some to maintain air quality in the house. Do a Manual J load calculation. You can be super detailed with it but, you don't have to be.
Thanks for the info. I'll look into that calculation.
 

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I think winter may have forgotten us. Sure it's been lashing down with rain and causing floods and the high winds have brought down some trees and roof tiles but it has been so mild this winter the daffodils are already sprouting in the garden and it's not even the middle of January!!

Currently overcast with sunny spells and a balmy 9C. :unsure:
 

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Grrr, thanks Matt! You've just guaranteed snow on the day of the London Marathon :p
 

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I think winter may have forgotten us. Sure it's been lashing down with rain and causing floods and the high winds have brought down some trees and roof tiles but it has been so mild this winter the daffodils are already sprouting in the garden and it's not even the middle of January!!

Currently overcast with sunny spells and a balmy 9C. :unsure:
:dance:
 

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I think winter may have forgotten us. Sure it's been lashing down with rain and causing floods and the high winds have brought down some trees and roof tiles but it has been so mild this winter the daffodils are already sprouting in the garden and it's not even the middle of January!!

Currently overcast with sunny spells and a balmy 9C. :unsure:
The temperature is sitting at a causal 4-7C around here, By rights it should be sub-0 most mornings and rarely over 5C during the day at this time of year. It's like autumn has decided to stick around for another few months...
 

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We finally got some winter weather here. Flurries of snow yesterday and sunny -10C day today. :clap: I think it's the first time we're at sub zero temperatures since early December..
 
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