Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

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Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby Michael Pelletier » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:05 am

Here's the live temperature graph from my home weather station for January 16, 2009 - click on it for the full Weather Underground stats page:

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Didn't I read that the record low was 10 below?
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby davem » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:10 am

Yes, Same here at 8:06am my digital thermometer was reading -18.5. We lost power last night (1:30am till 3am) glad it wasn't longer! Can't imagine being a line worker out there.
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby andysinnh » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:21 am

Same here on Woodward Rd - -18F - and we also lost power for about the same amount of time. The temp inside the house was slowly dropping, and I'd decided that if it didn't come back on by 3am I was putting on the warm clothes and dragging the generator out to keep the house from getting too cold. Miraculously, it came on about 5 minutes before 3 :D . I think we're seriously considering a whole-house unit hooked to the natural gas, if the finances allow this summer......

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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby Linda Nickerson » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:49 am

Andy,

You'll love the Whole House one....that's what we have now and it's been a lifesaver.......still noisy but the power comes back on within 45 seconds of the outage.......ours did suck up the propane during our 6+ day outage but to have heat, water and major appliances working was great.....
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby RD » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:20 pm

My analog thermometer was reading -20F at 7:45 this morning in Goffstown.
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby Michael Pelletier » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:20 am

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Just after sunrise in Contoocook on the 16th.
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby Michael Pelletier » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:24 am

It was much warmer last night - only 13.7 below zero. :D
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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby andysinnh » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:25 pm

Michael Pelletier wrote:It was much warmer last night - only 13.7 below zero. :D

Colder a bit further down the road, as it was down to -14.5 here 8)

Man does the house make funny noises as it starts warming up with the sun when it's that cold - "bang", "pop" - you'd think the place was falling apart!!!

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Re: Eighteen Degrees Below Zero - January 16, 2009

Postby WIZ » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:43 pm

I live very close to a lake. And last night the ice was expanding rapidly. Each time it did, it felt like a mini earthquake. It's been a long time since I have felt that sensation. You know its cold when this happens. Then my propane regulator at the entrance to the basement froze. I thought I was out of propane. I checked the tank and it was half-full. Energy North came out at 3 a.m. on a service call. That's good service.
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