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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
It is a whopping 8 degrees right now, and with wind chill that makes it -6. This is all new to me, seeing as I am a california girl. Not only is it beyond freezing outside, I have to go to work in this weather! I can tell you now that the heater in the car will definately not heat up fast enough for me. I don't even have a winter jacket....eek It is going to be about 25 today, but probably feel like the way it is now. I am going to drive real slow, don't want to hit any ice (there will be ice out, right? again, california girl here)
post #2 of 25
Over here in NC, Meagan, it's all the way up to 19 and snowing! Try to stay warm out there!
post #3 of 25
Yep, there will be ice. After the temperature gets so low, the salt that they put down doesn't melt the ice/snow as well. Be careful, and to comisserate - the weather channel says we are at 3 / -8 .
post #4 of 25
We we have the same weather up here in Northern Va. The roads will be icy and sometimes there are patches of ice that you can't see, so be careful. The wind here is really strong. I am not looking forward to going outside. Try to stay warm...
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Talon
Yep, there will be ice. After the temperature gets so low, the salt that they put down doesn't melt the ice/snow as well. Be careful, and to comisserate - the weather channel says we are at 3 / -8 .
You tell her Tracey.........I went out to start Jerrys car for him and BRRRRRRRRR

Just go slow when it's snowing Meagan and you'll be fine......and remember, try to not hit your brakes on any bridges when it's snowy/icy out.
post #6 of 25
It's 7 here this morning
post #7 of 25
MAn I would be freezing to death in those low numbers. I think the last time it got that cold here in South Georgia was when I was born in 62 it was 5 degrees. Yeah I know that has been a day or two
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
I will be careful, I will leave early to give myself plenty of time. I can't wait to get home today and bundle up with my babies!
post #9 of 25
Brrr, its 8 here too! Our water pump has frozen - my neighbours dog tore up the insulation so we have to get some new insulation. Grrr. I swear I could kill that dog, it is nothing but trouble - a pit bull.

I just made some muffins for breakfast - Am still waiting for my vegemite to arrive so its muffins til then and I just realised I can't wash the dishes.

Hurry up and warm up!!!!!

Stay safe Meagan - enjoy the winter
post #10 of 25
We are at -4 Centigrade and it is snowing. I hate driving in this but I had to come home at lunchtime to see to Persil. Usually when it is snowing hard I take the bus, though then I have to walk on ice up the hill to the college, and that can be scary.
post #11 of 25
I woke up to 2-3 inches of snow this moning. It was supposed to miss us. Yuck! Snow here is only pretty for a few hours, then it is just a big mess.
Scooter always cries and begs to go out, and since he is a little heat seeking furball, I thought he would turn around and run back in, and that would be the end of it for a few days. Oh, noooooooooo. He ran around, romping in the snow like it was fun! I had to go out and get him, and of course he thought it was great fun having mom chase him! Then he had to come put his little cold, wet feet on me to warm them. I am typing with 1 hand, because he won't let me put him down.
post #12 of 25
Snow? What's Snow??!?!





Be careful out there Meagan! And again, Congratulations on your new job!!
post #13 of 25
Well, it got down to 17 degrees overnight here just south of Atlanta. The daytime high is expected to be 38 F. This is 20 to 25 degrees colder than the average late December temperatures are supposed to be. Heck, the high today is only 3 degrees warming than the average low.

Long range forecast predicts that Atlanta might even enjoy a white Christmas this year - snow is forecast for the 25th and 26th. Figures, I move south expecting to get away from all of this, and it follows me! (Hey, sorry guys!) Oh well, back where I came from in Ontario it is currently 3 degrees so I guess I shouldn't complain too much - and it is bright and sunny outside.

Kathryn
post #14 of 25
It's -22 celsius here today, sooo cold, so I sympathise! Be careful out there!
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by caprice
Snow? What's Snow??!?!


post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by chixyb
It is a whopping 8 degrees right now, and with wind chill that makes it -6. This is all new to me, seeing as I am a california girl. Not only is it beyond freezing outside, I have to go to work in this weather! I can tell you now that the heater in the car will definately not heat up fast enough for me. I don't even have a winter jacket....eek It is going to be about 25 today, but probably feel like the way it is now. I am going to drive real slow, don't want to hit any ice (there will be ice out, right? again, california girl here)
north of sacramento it is only up to 39degrees right now! after living here for almost two years this is freezing to me... before i moved here, i didnt get cold till it was -20degrees out.
stay toasty!!
post #17 of 25
I'm a California girl also - it can get to 110 and I'm happy as can be. BUT - if it drops below 70 I start shivering !!!!!

My hat is off to those who have to deal with REALLY cold weather.
post #18 of 25
It feels really cold here today - it got down to -4 last night and didn't get above +1 all day today. Plus, the wind's coming down from the north so its icy brrrrr. More of the same for tomorrow we're told.
post #19 of 25
It's 16 degrees C here, but boy is it windy outside! Don't know if I'll be leaving the house today.
post #20 of 25
Meagan, wear lots of layers of clothes to stay warm, e.g., T-shirt, top, sweater, and a cardigan/sweatshirt, tights/pantyhose and knee socks under heavy slacks. Fleece is a good idea. As far as a winter jacket is concerned, I'd recommend down (warm and washable).
post #21 of 25
VERY cold here too... -6ºF with the wind chill. This is DANGEROUS weather, so make sure you bundle up! If you don't have a winter coat, you need to get one pronto, and gloves, scarf and hat. You can get frost bite in 20 minutes in this kind of weather.

And if you can, go out and start your car and let in run for 15 minutes (while you wait inside) for it to warm up... otherwise, it's like sitting in a refridgerator

Good luck with the cold!
post #22 of 25
Wow, Kansas is usually in the same boat as most of you this time of year with below zero temps, but its 53 degrees and sunny today! Yeah!!
post #23 of 25
All of you are wimpy!!! Yesterday is warmed up to 12 degrees F & I was running in and out of the house with a TANK TOP on!!! And no shoes!!!!! But sweat pants on. Really though I can handle the cold weather really well-got a little snow so far only 2-3 inches hoping for up to 7 inches total. Its the light snow because its below 20 degrees but its windy and the roads are slick- for those who aren't used to driving in wintery conditions the key is drive slow but not slow enough to cause accidents. Light touches with the brakes- ease up on the gas way before you come to a stoplight (I've slid through plenty in my life and have only gone in ditch 3 or 4 times in 18 yrs. (black ice is bad) At least we will have a white christmas!! The schools don't even cancel until it would be twice as bad as it is now. If anyone thinks there pipes are going to freeze-open up the cupboard doors and remove any hazardous stuff from underneath the sinks so the area can warm up to room temperature-especially at night.
post #24 of 25
It is really, really cold. It was -27 Celsius here this morning. Naturally, my car wouldn't start so I had to have it towed to a garage. I thought it was the battery and the cold, but no - it was the starter. Yesterday my husband's thermostat went on his car and he had to drive it to the garage with the window open so the windshield wouldn't fog up in this cold, cold, weather.

Our daughter folllowed him in her car when he dropped it off at the garage and was going to then drive him to work. She knew he would be cold after driving with the window open so she put the passenger seat warmer on and warmed up a blanket for him to put on his legs when he transferred to her car. She's a sweetie.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by GailC
(I've slid through plenty in my life and have only gone in ditch 3 or 4 times in 18 yrs. (black ice is bad)
I got a chuckle out of this! Most of us Canadians are so used to snow and bad driving conditions, we probably as a rule only ever go in a ditch once in our whole lifetime. Personally, I haven't gone in a ditch and don't know anyone who has and I've been driving over 40 years, so 3 or 4 times sounds like a lot to me.
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