Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 84
  1. #61

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    86,396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    With the genuinely serious weather some Autopians have to deal with, ours never seems all that significant even if it does take me hours to clear it (despite working with great equipment too). Got done in under three hours today and I bet that would barely get things started in some locales!

  2. #62

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    2,139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Well, we just had 3-1-/2" of wet snow on Thursday when it was about 29F. I shoveled Thursday night just to stay ahead of the heavy snow . Early Friday morning added another 2-1/2", which I again shoveled, but the temp dropped to 8F, and I literally froze my legs, turning them into big, red hives (Cold-induced urticaria). I have 4 driveways to shovel, my own and 3 neighbors. Sunday morning it was -15F on with a Windchill Index of -32F. At least now it looks and feels like a Wisconsin winter. So cold even the tunnel car washes shut down and the salt laid down to prevent Thursday`s wet snow from turning to ice as it`s run over by cars, well, it just does not work at such cold temps so the side streets and intersections are ice-covered and a little treacherous to drive on. Just got to be "sensible" about driving speeds and when to apply the brakes, even with anti-lock brakes. Best tip for stopping on ice? Apply as little pressure to brake pedal to keep it from locking up or engaging the anti-lock feature. Yeah, I know most driving schools tell you just smash the brake pedal and let the anti-lock do its thing.
    ALL the vehicles driven since it snowed now look ermine-white and are covered in a chalky white powder of salt dust, including mine. Cleaning or washing them will have to wait and temps do not look to warm up for the next 7-10 days (5 to 13F about 0 during the day and -5F to -15F at night). If fact, next weekend is forecasted to be even colder than this weekend! We`ll see.

    By the way, if you wondering how cold -15F is, I once saw a local morning newscaster take a banana outside the previous day and let it freeze overnight.The next morning he then took that hard, frozen banana like a hammer and drove a small nail into a pine board.

    More food for thought on the cold? Since today is Super Bowl Sunday, the National Football League has long considered playing the Big Game in a cold-weather OUTDOOR football stadium and did so with Super Bowl XLVIII (48) when it played at the Meadowlands Sport Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 4, 2014. That day was a "balmy" 48F. It did NOT go well with the NFL owners or then commissioner Pete Rozelle. Imagine playing the Super Bowl today, Sunday February 7, 2021 at Lambeau Field. Kickoff temp will probably be -5F with a Windchill Index close to -15F. Still warmer than the Ice Bowl played at Lambeau on December 31, 1967 for the NFL championship. That day the actual ambient temp was -12F and based on the new Windchill Index, it is factored to be at -30F to -35F, making it the coldest day for an NFL game. (The AFC Championship game in Cincinnati, OH on January 10, 1982 was -8F with a new Windchill Index of -34F for the next coldest game. Ask NBC Football analysts Cris Collinsworth who played in that game as a rookie wide receiver what it was like!) At that time, Lambeau Field held about 50,852 fans. It is common Packer football lore that 90,000 Packer fans will tell you they were there for that epic game and will show you some permanently damaged frost-bitten body extremity they suffered at that game to prove they were there!
    Needless to say, the NFL is no longer considering playing the Super Bowl outdoors at an NFL cold-weather stadium ever again.
    GB detailer

  3. #63

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    LI
    Posts
    4,387
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Snow again !

    Glad I IGLd my snow blower.

    What else to do with the balance of the kit.

  4. #64

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    St. Louis Metro Area (Illinois)
    Posts
    705
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    I`m genuinely envious of you guys getting all the snow.

    My family really likes snow and it doesn`t bother me a bit. Right now we`ve got the temperature in the teens and single digits at night, but it dry with gray overcast skies. There may be few flurries to put a dusting of snow on the ground, but nothing meaningful. If I`m going to deal with cold, gray weather for weeks on end, I`d be much happier if I had some snow to go along with it!
    Drop by to see the latest at The Car Geek Blog

  5. #65
    Oneheadlite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    579
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    ...
    By the way, if you wondering how cold -15F is, I once saw a local morning newscaster take a banana outside the previous day and let it freeze overnight.The next morning he then took that hard, frozen banana like a hammer and drove a small nail into a pine board.

    ...
    Sunday here was -18, -29 windchill. How cold is that? Cold enough my younger dog (1yo Dane mix) was proving she could in fact do her bathroom duties outside on 2 (diagonal) feet...

  6. #66

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    2,139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    All I know is that this extreme cold is very hard on vehicles. Vehicles that are older in age and have neglected maintenance will not start or have starters break or flywheel ring-gear teeth break, suspension parts snap, 5-year old batteries that just don`t have the oomph to turn over a motor filled with conventional 10W-30 oil, or fuel lines that freeze because water got in the gas tank, OR tires that literally roll off of rims as vehicles go around corners because they were never checked for air pressure and are now grossly under-inflated (see a lot of that on vehicles driven around in extremely cold temps.) It is "good weather" for tow shops and vehicle repair shops or even new and "pre-owned" (AKA, used) car & truck sales, proving when something is bad of one group its good business for another.

    One other aspect that EVERY vehicle driver experiences in extreme cold: it takes FOREVER to fill up their vehicle with gas as gas pumps do not pump as fast and gas does not flow as well as it becomes more "viscous" or jelly-like. Yes, winter blend gasoline have additives to their formulations to negate or mitigate this gelling, but the viscosity does increase as the temps go down. That and the internal-combustion engine looses its `efficiency" and gas mileage suffers accordingly and the thicker gas does not have the same BTU-rating due to reduced evaporation and volatility combustion efficiency (Its ability to burn and produce power in the combustion chamber during the ignition and power stroke of a 4-cycle piston-driven engine) My wife`s 2015 Ford Taurus 3.5-liter V-6 will drop to about 13 Miles per gallon when driven around town in sub-zero weather, requiring more frequent fill-ups. You do NOT want to run your gas tank below 1/4 empty; you are just asking for trouble with frozen gas lines or making the gas pump inside the gas tank (yes, most newer vehicles have the gas pump INSIDE the tank, not on the engine!) work too hard. Food for thought if you live in shadows of "The Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" (literally now!).
    GB detailer

  7. #67

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    86,396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Once again, you Autopians dealing with *real* winter weather are reminding me that ours is easy-peasy by comparison...just awfully time-consuming.

  8. #68

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    2,139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Well, it`s Wed. February 10th, and I am just wondering if there are any Autopians experiencing ice storm warnings where they live and what it is like for them. Nothing to fool around with, as the National Weather Service has labeled it as "Life-threatening".
    Just hope the best for those of you who have, are, or will go through this weather disaster and hope that the electrical power stays on and that you do not have to drive in it.
    GB detailer

  9. #69

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    St. Louis Metro Area (Illinois)
    Posts
    705
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    We`ve got that problem right now.

    We`ve had light snow overnight the last two days. We`ve been getting about 2" each night. Temps have been in the teens since Sunday.

    None of that is really all that bad except today, AFTER I drove to work, it starts to rain and the temperature was 18F. Never seen it rain when it`s that cold before. Looking out my window I can see the snow is now under a nice layer of ice and sleet and it`s still coming down.

    My daughter has it worse in Northern Oklahoma. It`s been raining for two days now and the temps have been well below freezing the entire time. She can play hockey in her back yard.
    Drop by to see the latest at The Car Geek Blog

  10. #70
    tom p.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    suburban Boston
    Posts
    6,335
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    I was out using the roof rake this afternoon. Quite an accumulation now I have huge entertainment from running the snow blowers, but it`s really starting to feel cold and I kinda wish winter would end.... NOW.

  11. #71
    A Miracle Detailing Merlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sunny South Florida
    Posts
    2,267
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    76 degrees, blue skies, and sunny...



    Do you feel better now?

    Merlin
    www.AMiracleDetailing.com
    Facebook - YouTube - Instagram
    Likes tom p. liked this post

  12. #72

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    86,396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Power Outage? Check..but at least it wasn`t out for too long this time.

    Cold snap from a Polar Vortex? Check...perfect timing for one of our furnaces to die

    Desertnate- Ah, yeah...we have the "solid ice under the snow" in a big way here too.

    tom p- Heh heh, my "Snowblower-use entertainment" wears thin after a few hours, but when I consider the alternative..at least my roofer insisted I wouldn`t have to use the roof rake any more (we`ll see about that).

    Merlin- Gee, that l looks awfully appealing to Yours Truly at present!

  13. #73
    William_Wallace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    480
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Crappy from October to April

  14. #74

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    2,139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    76 degrees, blue skies, and sunny...



    Do you feel better now?
    Well I gotta ask, Merlin:
    Are you selling you Enchanted Concours Paste Wax as bikini wax as well? HMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
    GB detailer

  15. #75

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    353
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: whats the weather where you are?

    Been running on Briggs & Stratton power and gas logs for the last 5 days
    ice storm has put a hurting on our county. 1 tree fell on my 12x28 shed, caved the roof in
    weather man says another ice storm starts tonight lasting 14 hours, supposedly worse than the first one

 

 
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mag Wheels & Carbon Cermic Brakes - Whats safe and whats not...
    By The Driver in forum Tire, Wheel, Chassis and Engine Detailing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-16-2012, 01:09 PM
  2. Replies: 128
    Last Post: 02-22-2011, 12:34 PM
  3. how to dry car in the hot weather
    By lava lizard in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-31-2005, 08:01 PM
  4. Weather
    By imported_neoflex in forum Car Detailing
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-07-2004, 12:40 PM
  5. Man with this weather...
    By Redcar GUY in forum Click & Brag -The Detailers Showcase
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-23-2003, 05:18 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •