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Old 01-08-2014, 09:26 PM   #21
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Ditto from Oceanside, CA, barely made 70 today, brrrrr.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #22
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the thermometer outside my window says - 41c (whats that in farenheit ?)
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So that's the conversion point between Fahrenheit and Celsius, that is seriously cold.

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Why is it in the US you use a metric system for your currency, however with measurements of distance, weights and volume you use an imperial system?
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #23
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Why is it in the US you use a metric system for your currency, however with measurements of distance, weights and volume you use an imperial system?
To answer the hijack.

In the late 1970's there was momentum in the USA to implement the metric system, I wish it had succeeded. It failed for a number of reasons, many of which would make a good discussion for OTDE.
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the thermometer outside my window says - 41c (whats that in farenheit ?)
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So that's the conversion point between Fahrenheit and Celsius, that is seriously cold.
The convergence is actually -40, but close enough.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:29 PM   #25
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Here in Stuart FL, where we spend the winter escaping the cold of CT, the temp dropped into the upper 40s, lower 50s two nights ago. I heard on TV that shelters were opened so folks could escape the cold. I am still trying to get up from the floor and to stop laughing my a-- off. We liveaboard and barely used the heat more than a few hours.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #26
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:41 PM   #27
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I spend half my life in the cold in northern Alberta; the other half I spend in relative warmth in Powell River, BC. I sympathize with those who have experienced minus 40.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:40 PM   #28
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Don't think that's Alaska. Paint scheme is wrong and while our cars are old, they aren't that old.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #29
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Don't think that's Alaska. Paint scheme is wrong and while our cars are old, they aren't that old.
It doesn't seem you've been to Skagway. The train is on its way north to White Pass and beyond.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:13 PM   #30
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Awwww Markpierce, folks will think Alaska is cold. Here is the forecast for the rest of January here in Ketchikan.

Ketchikan January Weather 2014 - AccuWeather Forecast for AK 99901

Damn! I love Global Warming, I truly do.

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:19 AM   #31
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I stand corrected. Been to Haines, Hoonah, Gustavus, Pelican, et al, just not Skagway. For us in south central Alaska, southeast Alaska is another state. We overfly it on the way to Seattle. That's why we are keeping our boat in Wrangell. That way we can see all of it.

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:28 AM   #32
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Been to Haines too. The highpoints seem to be the old fort and the hammer museum.

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[B]the thermometer outside my window says - 41c (whats that in farenheit ?)
-41f
Ironic that at a time when it is -41C in Canada, the other day here in Brisbane it reached +41C…putting the plus so you get the picture…it was fricken hot..! One place in central Queensland reached 48C..! (38C =~ 100F)

We were so glad we came in off the boat a day before to our air-conditioned home before that hit, because while it is usually cooler out on the bay than on land, and aircon not needed, once she gets much above 33C, the boat does get uncomfortable.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:16 PM   #34
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:43 PM   #35
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We are having a heat wave here in South central Alaska.

A few years ago we droped to 50 below F

I set a cup of coffee out side to cool off it froze so fast the ice was hot.

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It has been a cold week here in eastern North Carolina. Had ice and snow that has paralyzed the area for three days. Not use to this and makes us appreciate warmer weather

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Got home to Signal Mtn, TN two weeks ago to find water streaming out of the garage -- which is built into the house. We're well off the road, so no one saw it for a week. Temps had gotten to -5 F in our neighborhood. Finished garage had to be stripped to the studs and dried out. Ceiling sheetrock had collapsed and everything soaked. The warm water even penetrated under the stamped concrete driveway pad outside, froze, heaved up and cracked it. We'd left the water running, never expecting temps like these. The boat in the backyard came through fine, though

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:29 PM   #39
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KJ-my son lives about 30 miles north of you. He called me night before last to tell me about the sleet followed by snow. He said it was supposed to go down to 15 last night. A real mess in that area when you get snow and ice!
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It has been a cold week here in eastern North Carolina. Had ice and snow that has paralyzed the area for three days. Not use to this and makes us appreciate warmer weather Counting the days til spring
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