Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by TX-L, Jan 23, 2011.
-9 ohhh yea
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the guage is reading 4 BRRRRRRRR
OK, here's my update: -33F at 10:30 last night. I loaded both stoves and went to bed. 72F inside at 5:00 this morning, and no frozen pipes in the cellar. Sometime between 11:00 pm and 5:00 this morning it reached -35.7F, but it had warmed up to -30F at 5:00. Not much of a breeze, but the smoke (vapor?) from the chimney was moving sideways, so there was some current in the air.
And sitting in the driveway my '03 Toyota Tundra started, too!
28 below here when I got up.
-8 here this morning. Add that to our record high this summer of 102 and we havea 110 deg F degree swing here in CT.
My insert could keep up at these temps if I was getting up every 3-4 hours and reloading. I'm not willing to do that, so I flipped on the oil boiler last night.
Only -3 here in PA..... not cold like some of you, but still very cold.
-18* F here at my place in the Ausable Valley at 7am. Saranac Lake, which is about 20 - 25 miles to the West hit -32* this morning.
My Fisher Mama Bear was down to coals when I first got up at 5am, temp on the main floor was 68*, threw in a few splits, went
back to bed, up at 6:45 to take the dogs out, house was at 72*. She's a big old beast, but she does throw the heat.
Report on the wife's I-phone said -4F at 5 am, inside the house 70. : ) By 630 I could see the outside thermometer and it read 1F deree. I want to reload the stove but I need to let the furnace run for a bit as we have some pets in the basement and they need it to be at least 60 down there. Dropped the wife off at the Commuter Train station this morning, she was layered and bundled to the point of near immobility, still felt bad for her. Can't wait to hear the idiot report she'll give me about the fashion before function crowd who'll be waiting for the train WAAAAAAY underdressed. Brrrrrrrr.
-13 in Oneonta, NY.
-11 right now, and the sun is up.
-30*C or -22*F this morning! We beat a 41yr record!
If you've even been there in the winter, you'd believe the readings!
We once decided to take a vacation there mid-winter........
Buy yourself a good DOWN comforter and you will never consider using that electric blanket. They are sooooo very warm. Worth every penny .... rather, dollar.
Second that enthusiastically. My 2nd floor is unheated and I even have the stairs blocked off to keep the heat downstairs where it belongs, but I was entirely comfortable even last night with outside temps at -18 when I went to bed-- and even when the power went out for several hours in the middle of the night and the boiler I have to rely on when it's this cold quit. I do have good attic insulation, but it's still pretty cold on 2nd floor. I've never taken a thermometer up there, but I'd guess it's usually somewhere in the '40s.
I grew up in southern Brazil, where we got frost (even snow further south in some higher altitude places)about once per Winter. Really cold temps for us were a low of 32 farenheight overnight. Only happened a couple times per winter. It would warm up during the day to well above freezing. But those cold mornings were crazy with no heat and hot water systems. Showers heads were a huge with heat coils heated by electricity. Water and electricity are not a good mix. I remember getting a low jolt, when turning the shower head on sometimes. Windows were single pane sideways sliding type with absolutely no efficiency. The house was masonsy built with zero insullation. It sounds terrible, but you have to remember this is supposed to be a sub tropical place. So, heat is not usually needed. Thick goose down blankets were a must for the Winter nights!! I remenber them fondly. I wish we had a wood stove for those cold nights!
BTW, here in MASS it was -14 overnight. The stove crancked out heat all night from 11pm-7am on one load of mostly oak. The house was 68 at 7am with zero heating oil used. I love fire!
Minus 12 here. I'm personally kind of happy that the little blond haired girl I married is gets so warm in bed at night. Sometimes its like sleeping next to a blast furnace...
At some point last night my little weather center recorded -23*F. When i got out of bed @ 6:00a the thermometer was reading -19*F.
Stove couldn't keep up and the furnace was on when i was reloading this morning.
Had rime ice built up on the gable vents of the house! That is with R40 (+/- fiberglass bat & blown-in cellulose) insulation in the attic. Guess i need more!
Wife's car sounded like a wheezing old man when i started - BUT, it DID start!
Interesting chart I googled, every state except Hawaii has been belwo Zero at some point, ever
Florida. Suprising how low some of the southern states have gone.
State by state low temperature records
State Temp. *F Date Station Elevation (feet)
Alabama -27 Jan. 30, 1966 New Market 760
Alaska -80 Jan. 23, 1971 Prospect Creek 1,100
Arizona -40 Jan. 7, 1971 Hawley Lake 8,180
Arkansas -29 Feb. 13, 1905 Pond 1,250
California -45 Jan. 20, 1937 Boca 5,532
Colorado -61 Feb. 1, 1985 Maybell 5,920
Connecticut -32 Feb. 16, 1943 Falls Village 585
Delaware -17 Jan. 17, 1893 Millsboro 20
Florida - 2 Feb. 13, 1899 Tallahassee 193
Georgia -17 Jan. 27, 1940 N. Floyd County 1,000
Hawaii 12 May 17, 1979 Mauna Kea 13,770
Idaho -60 Jan. 18, 1943 Island Park Dam 6,285
Illinois -36 Jan. 5, 1999 Congerville 722
Indiana -36 Jan. 19, 1994 New Whiteland 785
Iowa -47 Feb. 3, 1996* Elkader 770
Kansas -40 Feb. 13, 1905 Lebanon 1,812
Kentucky -37 Jan. 19, 1994 Shelbyville 730
Louisiana -16 Feb. 13, 1899 Minden 194
Maine -48 Jan. 19, 1925 Van Buren 458
Maryland -40 Jan. 13, 1912 Oakland 2,461
Massachusetts -35 Jan. 12, 1981 Chester 640
Michigan -51 Feb. 9, 1934 Vanderbilt 785
Minnesota -60 Feb. 2, 1996 Tower 1,430
Mississippi -19 Jan. 30, 1966 Corinth 420
Missouri -40 Feb. 13, 1905 Warsaw 700
Montana -70 Jan. 20, 1954 Rogers Pass 5,470
Nebraska -47 Feb. 12, 1899 Camp Clarke 3,700
Nevada -50 Jan. 8, 1937 San Jacinto 5,200
New Hampshire -47 Jan. 29, 1934 Mt. Washington 6,288
New Jersey -34 Jan. 5, 1904 River Vale 70
New Mexico -50 Feb. 1, 1951 Gavilan 7,350
New York -52 Feb. 18, 1979* Old Forge 1,720
North Carolina -34 Jan. 21, 1985 Mt. Mitchell 6,525
North Dakota -60 Feb. 15, 1936 Parshall 1,929
Ohio -39 Feb. 10, 1899 Milligan 800
Oklahoma -27 Jan. 18, 1930 Watts 958
Oregon -54 Feb. 10, 1933* Seneca 4,700
Pennsylvania -42 Jan. 5, 1904 Smethport est. 1,500
Rhode Island -25 Feb. 5, 1996 Greene 425
South Carolina -19 Jan. 21, 1985 Caesars Head 3,100
South Dakota -58 Feb. 17, 1936 McIntosh 2,277
Tennessee -32 Dec. 30, 1917 Mountain City 2,471
Texas -23 Feb. 8, 1933* Seminole 3,275
Utah -69 Feb. 1, 1985 Peter's Sink 8,092
Vermont -50 Dec. 30, 1933 Bloomfield 915
Virginia -30 Jan. 22, 1985 Mountain Lake 3,870
Washington -48 Dec. 30, 1968 Mazama 2,120
West Virginia -37 Dec. 30, 1917 Lewisburg 2,200
Wisconsin -55 Feb.4, 1996 Couderay 1,300
Wyoming -66 Feb. 9, 1933 Riverside 6,650
*Also on earlier dates at the same or other places.
Source: U.S. National Climatic Data Center (Last updated August 2006)
Whoa, -48F at Mazama on Dec 30, 1968. It was 6F in Seattle which is also the record cold for that day. Record high for Dec 30th is 56F.
We did 8 above last night. That's enough for me. Ready for warmer now.
Sun is exceptionally strong today ,must be the cold clear skies, Solar Room shot up to 70 by 10am from 23 at 8am and it hovering around 78 now with an outside temp of 8deg. Amazing with no other heat source than the sun.
I really need to move back to Florida, then I could just worry about my A/C working right.
Friday morning was -20F when I woke up. My BIL had around -30F a few miles away that night. It is a cozy 20F today as it all must have moved east.
was -16 when I got up to feed the Summit. Thats the coldest its been here in quite a few years.
-26 this morning in Saratoga, NY
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