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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:31 AM

Freeze warning San Diego

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
545 PM PST FRI JAN 11 2013

...VERY COLD NIGHTS WITH FROST AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES THE NEXT
FEW MORNINGS...

.AREAS OF FROST AND BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING IN ALL AREAS WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THE LOWER
DESERTS. SATURDAY NIGHT APPEARS TO BE THE COLDEST NIGHT AT THIS
TIME WITH A HARD FREEZE LIKELY IN SOME AREAS.

CAZ048-050-121200-
/O.CAN.KSGX.FZ.A.0002.130113T0800Z-130113T1600Z/
/O.EXT.KSGX.FZ.W.0001.130112T0800Z-130113T1600Z/
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-
545 PM PST FRI JAN 11 2013

...FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM PST
SUNDAY...
...FREEZE WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS CANCELLED THE
FREEZE WATCH.

* LOCATION...ALL VALLEYS.

* TEMPERATURES...BELOW FREEZING TONIGHT IN MANY AREAS WITH LOWS
FROM 22 TO 28 DEGREES IN THE COLDEST VALLEYS. EVEN COLDER
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH A HARD FREEZE LIKELY WITH LOWS FROM 20 TO 26
IN THE COLDEST VALLEYS. ELEVATED TERRAIN AND MOUNTAIN PASSES MAY
BE SEVERAL DEGREES WARMER.

* DURATION...MORE THAN 8 HOURS OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES
WITH UP TO 5 HOURS OF TEMPERATURES BELOW 28 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...SENSITIVE PLANTS AND CROPS MAY BE DAMAGED OR KILLED IF
UNPROTECTED.

* OUTLOOK...CONTINUED COLD SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS...BUT
INCREASING OFFSHORE WINDS WILL LIMIT THE EXTENT OF THE BELOW
FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO THE WIND SHELTERED AREAS. NOT QUITE AS
COLD TUESDAY NIGHT BUT STILL FALLING BELOW FREEZING IN SOME
AREAS. WARMER WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

&&

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nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 OP
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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:46 AM

1. That's almost as cold as it's been over here in Seoul Korea

We've been getting down to 15 F some nights. Damn pipes freeze.

I left bottled water in my car during the past week and it was completely solid ice.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:53 AM

2. Going to be in the lower 60's here in mid-michigan tomorrow! Jan. 12? Go figure... eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:00 AM

12. In SE Michigan - I couldn't believe today...felt like late spring.

Strange weather, to be sure.

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Response to susanna (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:44 PM

61. Golfing weather, a little wet and muddy

but what a nice day.

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Response to susanna (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:35 PM

105. It feels like spring here in Orlando. Gorgeous weather. nt

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:53 AM

3. It'll be a cold day in San Diego...

 

Global warming is a bitch, ain't it? LOL

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Response to Txn4real (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:19 AM

9. Welcome to DU.

Something tells me you're not going to last very long here so I might as well say goodbye.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:13 AM

17. It's alright, C.D., this idiot just got his pizza, it seems.

Let's say sayonara.....

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Response to Txn4real (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:29 AM

35. How did praying for drought aid work out for you Texans?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:54 AM

4. We will be colder in San Diego than it will be in Chicago. n/t

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:56 AM

5. And it's suppose to get up to 71 degrees here in WV tomorrow.

In January. In West Virginia. I've never seen such a thing.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:56 AM

28. I remember a warm Christmas in Charleston

in the early 1980's....seems to me it was 70 degrees on Christmas Day!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:00 AM

6. Phoenix as Well. Hard to believe it will be 110 in six months!

Freeze Warning in Central Arizona

Active for next 3 days
Locations: Greater Phoenix Area; Lower Colorado River Valley AZ; Northwest Maricopa County; Southwest Deserts; Southwest Maricopa C Show more
Posted 1 hour, 29 minutes ago National Weather Service

How likely:How soon:How severe:
The original text for this alert has been automatically reformatted to correct capitalization.

Freeze Warning remains in effect until 9 am MST /8 am Pst/ Tuesday.

A Freeze Warning remains in effect until 9 am MST /8 am Pst/ Tuesday.

Affected area: the greater Phoenix area especially all outlying suburbs, as well as Wickenburg, Gila Bend, Quartzsite. Wenden, and Buckeye.
Currently, at 9 pm Friday, temperatures had already fallen into the lower and middle 30s across the outlying suburbs of Phoenix, and into the lower to middle 40s in the immediate urban corridor.
Temperature: morning lows will range from the low 30s in the urban Phoenix center down to the low 20s in the outlying suburbs and more rural areas.
Impacts: destruction of garden plants and vegetables, damage to landscaping plants and citrus trees, added hardship for homeless people and pets left outdoors, damage to exposed plumbing pipes.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:37 AM

25. Yea, in six months we'll be chasing bush trucks.

And doing wild fires.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:39 AM

26. 20F here in Tempe. Crazy!

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Response to phantom power (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:22 AM

32. No shit.

I'm on Chandler and it is the coldest I can remember!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:01 AM

7. It's a good thing that my parents just got their heater fixed

Hopefully there will be good weather when I visit in a couple of weeks.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:07 AM

8. well there it is 32 degrees wow!

It's warmer where I am in Rochester NY! Do homes even have heat in San Diego?!?

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:21 AM

20. Yes, but not in Tijuana

In all seriousness people will die from this.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:04 AM

29. Phoenix is 23

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:35 PM

50. What are those little dashes or hyphens in front of the

numbers up near the top there?

Signed,
A Coastal Californian

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Response to petronius (Reply #50)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:28 PM

69. LOL you're right, what are they? But this Coastal Californian had frost on her car this morning

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Response to catzies (Reply #69)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:56 PM

77. And you will tomorrow morning

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:04 PM

64. Yup!

But over the last year I will probably have the AC and Heater on more than any other time in the last 25 years. Usually we get two to three day blasts of heat/cold. This year looks like two to three weeks of blasts.

That being said, it seems to be a few degee variable in each direction, not a big thing on a weekly basis, but large overall.

The water has been turned off for almost three months. (yes we have green grass all winter long) This morning I pondered the need to run the sprinklers for a day to make sure the pipes don't freeze. Regardless we will be fine, the issue is a great deal of vegatation will grow to be followed by a dry summer, which will result in dry vegetation and thus fire issues.





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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:20 AM

10. Yup

The whole western portion of the country is pretty cold...







And it looks like it'll stay cold until the jet stream shifts. It's only -2F where I'm at but it will be around -20F by morning if the clouds clear out.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:30 AM

24. Oh cool... No, serious, cool

I got a winter jacket that will come handy...but that is not common.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:26 PM

38. Well, I was kind of right last night...

It was actually more like -30F or more, -27F by the time I turned on the computer this morning, well after sunrise. Thank goodness for thermal drapes! It's about -5F right now and since clouds have moved in, they will hold in the cold so it might get to positive digits at some point but I doubt it. It's supposed to be about the same tonight.

Living up here where these temps are common in winter, I have collected over the years a number of down coats, sheepskin (think pile) fleece boots are best, and a couple snowmobile suits even though I don't ride those things. Down-filled hoods are best also, neoprene face mask, I don't get really cold when I do go out. Never use water based lotions or go out with wet hair in those conditions. Just have to be smart about it. And there are those hand warmer packets and foot warmer packets if you have to be out for any length of time.

Makes you plan ahead with groceries and such. I absolutely love it here and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:37 AM

11. We're expecting -2 F tomorrow night.

and -6 F the next night. Salt Lake City. It gets cold here, but that is unusually cold. On top of that, we just had almost 2 feet of snow since Wed. evening. That's the most I've seen here in about 9 years.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:42 PM

88. Of course, I'm sure Monckton and his pals.....

will continue to use stuff like this to deny that ACC is happening until the day they croak, but one doesn't need to be a scientist to notice that the weather has been getting a little stranger over the past 20 years or so. And in fact, there's some research that suggests a regime of "global weirding" may come into play, in which both extremes become somewhat more common(this might help explain the major cold wave that swept thru much of Europe last winter).

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #88)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:25 AM

108. absolutely....

The extremes are very telling. It's the Rush crowd that that thinks every time it rains or snows it's proof there is no warming. The extremes as I have read it are part of the systematic disruption. Being warmer at the polls push "relatively" colder air south. We are so removed from the time scale that causes these changes that it really takes a lot of science to see the whole picture. All we see are the ricochet effects of that change.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:07 AM

13. THE HORROR!

 



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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:08 AM

14. When was the last time San Diego had that kind of weather?

...if that isn't proof of climate change, I don't know what is. Wow!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:24 AM

21. It's the coast that is the warning sign

The mountains, we got snow.

But yes, climate is changing. Today, after the jeep gets it's LoJack, picking up the chains.

Some of our lower elevations do not have the proper roofs if we should add snow...I want to be able to get there safely. And this is the seventh straight day chains have been required in higher elevations.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:02 PM

39. Whew!

(long wolf whistle!) Be careful! You are doing all the right things. 4-wheel drive, full gas tank, and a safety crate in the back with provisions should you get stuck, chains, how about a wench? Do you have "On Star"? You take care! You sound like you are in the movie "The Shining."

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Response to ReRe (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:13 PM

43. Reporter... It's what we do

If need be, lower the back seat...pick up food on the way, water, throw the sleeping bag for fun, and the entrenching tool. (And pick a pair of heavy duty gloves)

Of course, fill the thermos with coffee.

I need to put in the first aid kit in as well. Alas, that's obvious.

You wanna laugh? Most of our local press wings it...next fire season I need to take the funny photo of guy in flip flops, shorts and short sleeve rayon shirt by the fire line. Right now they got the god given sense...not to try to get stupid and get satellite trucks in there. Between the high profile, top heavy and no four wheel... Hey bud, you wanna be part of the news?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #43)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:18 PM

45. Seriously!!!

...you take care out there on the job. Sounds exciting. Wish I had many lives like my cat, would definitely like to do what you do...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #45)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:20 PM

46. Used to be a paramedic.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #46)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:50 PM

55. Yeah...I think...

...you're going to be fine, now that you told me that you used to be a paramedic!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #55)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:46 PM

74. nd a champion fencer who almost went to the Olympics!

So, she is definitely agile enough.
Add in paramedic, as you noted, as well as cop, firefighter, and marine, and I highly doubt we have to worry.
Regardless, good luck Nadine!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:16 AM

15. We're expecting 75-80 here in the southeast this weekend

Record breaking highs.. We're usually in the mid 50's this time of year.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:25 AM

16. 30 in San Diego in January, proof there's no global warming.

44 in Connecticut in January, proof there is global warming.



I guess we'll have to leave it there.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:13 AM

19. near total public and media ignorance of how climate warming affects jet streams

and produces an evidence profile in increased swings in temperature rather than merely higher and higher temps

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:29 AM

23. Absolutely but it's not only that

they are also ignoring the 120 degree temps in Australia. American climate change deniers often have a very ethnocentric view on this: if it's not hot where THEY are, it doesn't count. I do think last summer being the hottest of all time in the US has changed some minds. Hopefully.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:40 AM

27. I go see my mom every so often in Mexico City.

The climate is so different from when I grew up, let alone her. None has an issue with the concept.

But when I was there for a historic hailstorm, the head of the NWS went on TV to explain the phenomena...in the meantime our local channel 9 has a quack as a meteorologist who is one of the top deniers out there.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:25 AM

22. There is 1 degree already of higher global temps

2012 was the warmest on record.

Can you say Jet Stream? More extreme weather is one of the predictions due to changes to it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:17 AM

30. I know, I know

I was making fun of CNN and Wolf Blitzer.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:19 AM

31. Ah...and he's not the worst

Local channel nine meteorologist drives me up a wall...and he's among the worst deniers. I am sure he inserted his denial snark in weather forecast.

What is hilarious is that all these weather people are reading the same raw data I posted.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:24 AM

33. It's happening, but it's not man made?




Those people are funny, too.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:26 AM

34. Doing storm disaster response

I became very familiar with NWS data. We really did not get the reports from the Mexican weather service...and Tijuana we could use the San Diego ones. These days I check the NWS regularly.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:10 PM

41. My dad watches channel 9

I can't stand that station. It's like FOX News. I'm not surprised that the weather guy's a denier.

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #41)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:15 PM

44. in the meantime

The local fox affiliate is good

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:04 PM

40. I could have gone all year...

...without seeing Wolf's face...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 AM

18. 82 today in Jacksonville, FL

See, there are some good things about living in FL

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:30 AM

36. 55 in NYC on January 12th. Bizarre. A snowless north-eastern winter.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:33 AM

37. -1 at my house this morning

Colder than usual, even for Boise. Come on, April and garden season!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:11 PM

42. Look for produce prices to rise -

"THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION. "

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:39 PM

52. Funny you say that

One of my local farmers at the market has the farm in affected area. I won't be shocked not to see him tomorrow. Will print the latest before I go to the market.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:21 PM

47. Time to get out of California

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:23 PM

48. 57 in Western, New York as I type this at 4:23 p.m.

Overnight low of 49 expected...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:28 PM

49. 30 degrees about 1700 or so miles due north

of San Diego, must be something all up and down this coast. Don't let the plants freeze, you probably aren't used to extreme cold at all and try to stay warm and flu-free.

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Response to watch the sky (Reply #49)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:36 PM

51. The wind circulation is coming straight down

From Canada.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #51)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:54 PM

58. Sorry to hear about all this drastic weather change

here in Ontario it is 14C (in Toronto and sunny . That is 57F) Must be setting records.
I am up north Ontario where rivers run to the Artic, not Atlantic It was 8C (47F)today. Yesterday our main Northern highways were closed because of icy roads...
But temperatures are due to drop to low of minus 15 with snow in a couple days. and dropping more to minus 28c...

there is Climate change happening. anyone who does not think so is not informed and hearing the wrong people




Relatives in Australia are getting over 40C temperatures. They live on east side and can smell the fires that are hundreds of miles away.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #58)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:00 PM

59. You want to laugh, I got the jeep external thermometer

In centigrade.

So right now it's not bad on the coast. 15 c. In the morning it was 2 c.

I worry for denizens in not even that far inland. Getting the bathroom redone. The guy had his truck doors frozen shut this morning...truck iced over. He's from Idaho, so he knows what to do. Roads...well just picked up the chains. Higher elevations have required them, not just last night. I have been posting those warnings on the paper twitter feed for five days in a row.

Higher elevations in baja (La Rumorosa) were closed to traffic for 72 hours with temps down to -10 centigrade.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:39 PM

53. It went down to 30 degrees here in San Bernardino last night.

Tonight will be even worse - 28 degrees.

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Response to Raksha (Reply #53)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:43 PM

54. Warning goes till Tuesday

I know sounds silly...but we may see busted pipes...(From freezing)

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #54)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:52 PM

56. keep a tap going

with a slow leak, you don't want a busted pipe, believe me. And keep those birds of yours safe and warm as well . . .

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Response to watch the sky (Reply #56)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:53 PM

57. We are on the coast

But will tell my sister. She is in an area that will see frost.

Birds are toasty.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:35 PM

60. In Los Angeles 2 nights ago it got cold enough to freeze and rupture the water supply line

to the swamp cooler on my assistant's mobile home's roof. Her neighbor called yesterday late morning to say there was a geyser spraying from her roof.

Fortunately it was a quick and easy fix of $100. I told her to look into some sort of insulation for the exposed section of pipe.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:45 PM

62. It's warmer here in Cleveland in San Diego.

That usually only happens in the summer.

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Response to TheManInTheMac (Reply #62)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:53 PM

63. Ain't it wild?

Tempted to call my family on Cleveland.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #63)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:16 PM

66. Yes, very strange. One of my neighbors was washing his car in shorts and a tee shirt.

I have no idea why he would dress his car that way, but to each his own.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #63)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:25 PM

67. It's freaky

It's warmer in New England than So. Cal.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #67)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:27 PM

68. New Englanders know what to do

California natives, not so much.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #68)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:31 PM

70. I totally understand.

You folks are unprepared for this kind of weather. It's like us in a heat wave - I and many neighbors have no AC.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #70)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:36 PM

71. What amazes me is that the Office of Emergency Services

Has nada on this.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #71)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:38 PM

72. You'd think they would at least issue a few precautionary measures.

Like emptying garden hoses, covering plants, and providing shelters for the homeless.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #72)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:42 PM

73. You think they even got a clue?

Will call my sis and tell her to let her faucets drip overnight...where she lives she could get busted pipes.

Though the shelters-are open...thank st Vincent de paiul and father joes.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #73)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:48 PM

75. How cold is it looking to go down to?

If it's only down to the 20's, pipes are unlikely to freeze overnight. But it doesn't hurt to be safe.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #75)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:50 PM

76. Mid 20s...second night of bellow freezing

The spell includes tomorrow. Been a "wild" week.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #76)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:00 PM

78. Is it basement style homes or crawspace?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #78)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:13 PM

80. There are no basements in Cali

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #80)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:17 PM

82. Ah. It might be a good idea to wrap the outdoor hose faucets with a towel.

That's a likely location for freezing.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #82)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:18 PM

83. I sent email to brother in law

He grew up in Norman Ok...he should know.

I live in a condo...near the coast.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #75)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:46 PM

95. Pipes freezing up here in Los Angeles for a few nights now.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #95)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:50 PM

97. That sucks.

I guess you will have to use the drip method. I would consider wrapping the garden hose faucets on the outside with a towel after running water through them. That will slow down the cooling.

Here in the Northeast, we use a specific type of faucet that is freeze resistant. They claim freeze proof, but it took some damage on one after -10 lows for three days.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #68)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:45 PM

94. I know what to do: crank up all 3 piddly little wall heaters with

their piddly little fans in my apartment and dress warmly and take a hot bath before bed, then pile the blankets and cats on. This place, like most pre-1980s housing in Los Angeles, has virtually NO insulation.

And we've had over a week down below freezing at night now, and only in the 40s during the day for two weeks.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #94)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:54 PM

98. What are you able to keep the apartment at temperature wise?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #98)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:17 PM

99. I try to keep it at about 65, I can handle that without being uncomfortable.

If I wanted it 72 I would have to run the heat 24/7 and the electric bill would top $1000. And No, I'm not kidding. And this is a 1 BR apartment.

At least we don't have howling winds and rain with it. Then it's hard to get it above 60.

If I have the heaters set too low it will drop to under 50 inside in just a couple of hours. ZERO insulation.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #99)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:22 PM

102. Ouch. Electric heat.

I lived with that for a while in an apt. It's quite pricy. I normally keep my house (1500 sqft) at 68, but with natural gas it's only about $220 max in winter. I have insulation, but the house is old.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #102)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:35 PM

104. Yeah. Apartment owners don't want gas anywhere near their property,

I suppose. But the least they could do is insulate. Since they aren't the ones paying the electric bill, they couldn't care less. The codes got upgraded over the years, but Pre-80s stock like my place doesn't have to be retrofitted.

On the up side, it does have the tiniest bit of architectural character, which is completely missing from newer places. And the rooms are bigger. New apartments are microscopic.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #104)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:23 PM

106. That's a shame on gas.

It's a lot cheaper. Especially since the alternative here is Oil.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #106)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:12 PM

111. The older places have those gas-fired little wall heaters. I liked those.

Very energy efficient.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:05 PM

65. Damn near 60 degrees in Chicago yesterday

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:11 PM

79. Wish I had a freeze warning in South Florida

Mid 80s and humid, which is about 10/15 degrees above normal. It seems the entire east coast is warmer that usual.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #79)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:44 PM

89. It definitely is.

Of course, these patterns do happen from time to time, but they do seem to be becoming a tad more common, too, from what I've seen so far.....strange, isn't it?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #79)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:16 PM

92. When I lived in Miami, we had one freeze warning,

and there were cars lined up at the gas stations getting anti-freeze. I do remember one time that I was scraping ice off my windshield. But now I live in North Georgia and we have frequent freeze warnings. But for the past few days it has been in the high 60s and lower 70s.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:16 PM

81. It's cold in IE also

The ground was frozen this morning. We have three dogs and my job today has to been door opener and closer. Usually, they love being outdoors. Five minutes is a long time for them today. My 90+ pound one has suddenly decided he is a lap dog. Out tomato plants were still producing but I think they may be toast after tonight.

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Response to Irishonly (Reply #81)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:48 PM

90. Do your tomato plants usually produce year round?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #90)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:06 PM

91. The last few of years they have

I have no idea why. Every year one or two may die but the others will last. We have one plant full of green ones now. We also have an insane cherry tomato plant although the tomatoes are tiny at this point. We thought we had pulled it out but it came back and gives tomatoes about the size of your thumb nail. Each year the tomatoes will get smaller though. Our lemon tree used to produce all year around also but we lost it last year.

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Response to Irishonly (Reply #91)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:19 PM

93. You must live close enough to the original habitat.

Tomatoes are perennials in their native habitat. They just can't last with the cold in most of the world. Glad they still produce. As for the smaller growth, have you tested the soil for nutrients?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #93)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:19 PM

100. Yes

My husband watches over the garden much like a hawk.

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Response to Irishonly (Reply #100)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:23 PM

103. I love growing a garden.

One of the pleasures of spring to summer.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #103)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:35 PM

107. We do also

I was raised in Iowa and my parents loved to garden. Growing your food is satisfying. I was able to freeze a lot this year as well as swap food with the neighbors. I love planting, digging and caring for the yard.

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Response to Irishonly (Reply #81)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:48 PM

96. Maters are gonna be black tomorrow. Go pull the green ones

tonight and make fried green tomatoes, or pickle them, or keep then to maybe ripen.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #96)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:21 PM

101. We got a lot of them

I also put covers on them. Forget the humans-we are doing what we can. Every plant I could cover is covered.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:36 PM

84. Yeah, expect oranges to get really expensive, along with most produce

Here in NM, we might get above freezing by Tuesday. Might. By two degrees F.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #84)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:37 PM

85. I'll talk to growers in the morning

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:39 PM

86. You are making me jealous.

 

We're running the A/C units in the east.

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Response to Jack Sprat (Reply #86)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:42 PM

87. I am running the heater.



Conures are cozy though.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:52 AM

109. 38 degrees in Anchorage at almost midnight.

It's supposed to be mid 40s tomorrow. Come join us in the banana belt.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #109)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:04 AM

110. Lol.

You made me laugh.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:14 PM

112. -4 on my back porch here in So. Cal. last night, while elsewhere in Bear Valley

it got as low as -11.

Ain't no thang...

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