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235 days ago

What are the temperatures like in your area today and how do you cope with them.
We are at -12celcius or 15 Fahrenheit here and warming up with some more snow expected. I have about 18” of snow in the yard and on the roof of my shop in 100 Mile House in British Columbia.
Keep warm
We heat our house with wood so my heat bill is nil. I bought this place two years ago and it came with 12 cords of wood, still burning it.

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 235 days ago

10 degrees in central Connecticut. Not much snow left on the ground but the wind chill is coming in around -10. Cold enough to freeze your nose hairs with a good inhale.

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#2 posted 235 days ago

Pretty cold at night!

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#3 posted 235 days ago

Low of -12 last night and at -5 at 9:30 this morning. Everything seems to be okay. I did notice a little frost sneaking up the outside spigot pipe on the north side of the house, but its frost proof and not even half way to the actual valve. I heat with natural gas, but everything is pretty efficient so while I’m sure my bill will be a little higher, I’m not too concerned.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 235 days ago

It was -23F Sunday night. Limited shop time. 32 today. Sawdust is flying!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 235 days ago

That’s a bit chilly! We hit -32 in early December, the wood pile goes down fast on those days.

-- - Martin

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#6 posted 235 days ago

It was -21F when I got up this morning … high temp yesterday (at my house) was -12F. We are getting a ‘warming trend’ ... temp right now (Noon CST) is -6F with bright sunshine and a high forecast today of -2F.

Sunday I set the heat in the shop at 50 degrees (I have a project with Danish Oil drying) and haven’t been out there since. May crank up the heat this afternoon and do some work … I think SWMBO wants me out of the house.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 235 days ago

Here’s minus -25.6°,the first power tool casualty was my drill press,the belt got loose and got destroyed when I turned it on.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#8 posted 235 days ago

12F at night but 40F during the day but its warming up. Its a little cold for the SW but not to bad to complain. Put a few more logs on the fire and call it good.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 235 days ago

In South Jersey it’s 13 degrees. When I will be in the shop tonight, which is my garage, it will be about 40 degrees in there as it’s connected to my house. That’s fine for me, I have a tiny space heater if it gets unbearable. I tend to like the cold more than the heat.

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Vincent Nocito

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#10 posted 235 days ago

This morning I had -2 F (-19 C) with a wind chill of -27 F (-33 C) in southeast Pennsylvania. It has since warmed to +5 F but the wind is still pretty strong. Working on finishing projects (waxing and sanding) in the laundry room until the weather moderates. We are supposed to hit 60 F on Saturday.

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#11 posted 235 days ago

It’s -2 here in North Dakota and no wind, so it feels warm. LOL Yesterday the wind chill was – 56. I deal with it with some Not-so-nice words and burn alot of gas warming up my truck before leaving for work! I told my wife I’m building an enclosed walkway between the house and my shop. By the look I got from her, I think I was wrong. LOL Ya’ll stay warm.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#12 posted 235 days ago

It’s 58, but the windchill makes it feel like 57. I keep a hot cup of coffee nearby to keep me warmed up.

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#13 posted 235 days ago

Joe, that’s just hurtful.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#14 posted 235 days ago

Thank goodness I live in the south…just south of the cold front that blew in the last few days. Even though it got down in the low 20’s (according to the weather liars), no ice or problems for me. Currently 41.

But since I insulated and have AC w/heat pump, the shop (garage) is nice and warm at 65. I turned the temp down last night. It had been 72.


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Vincent Nocito

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#15 posted 235 days ago

Joe, We’ll see who has the last laugh this summer when you have 120 F but it feels like 160….but it’s a dry heat. Then you can brew and keep your coffee warm on the pavement.

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