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Old 12-03-21, 02:24 PM
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FRIKIN AC in December

Going to be 90 degrees today dang near it now. Beer run into town with of course something to smoke I think chicken leg quarters. My school UTSA is playing Western Kentucky for the conference USA championship this evening. I know who cares not bad for a start up program in its 11th year of existence. The University Of Texas South of Austin has a better football team than the mother school. Going to be unseasonably hot through Sunday. Good thing for cheap light beer and cheap cold ice and overpriced Yeti coolers. I’m glad my Moderna booster hangover is over dang that must have been a full dose. Nothing at first but about 9 hours later I got hit by a train. Dang I’m bored

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Old 12-03-21, 08:25 PM
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I wish I had your problems. It’s freezing over here...
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That's crazy. I'm wearing a down jacket to walk Bear. It might snow in Seattle on Sunday. Mountains are supposed to get a lot tomorrow, Mary and I are looking for somewhere to take our skis Sunday.
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Somebody around here must be running their AC with the windows open, because it's -4 (-20 C) here in Anchorage right now. Average low is usually around 14 above (-10 C) this time of year. But, it's currently -36 (-38 C) and likely headed down to -45 (-43 C) where I used to live up in Fairbanks so I ain't complaining. No light beer for me. Going with a winter warmer (Deschutes Jubelale).

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I wish I had your problems. It’s freezing over here...
Me too. I adored the dead of winter in Bangkok. "It's so abnormally cold today; it's like 75 F. All the Thais have jackets on and the Westerners look happy." (I adored the hottest days of April as well. "I'm sick of sweating... ah, no, wait, I do not ever scrape ice off my car or wear 50 layers of clothes or feel my nose stud freezing to the inside of my nose. I'll just take another shower and run a load of laundry.") O...M...G, to do whatever I want and wear whatever I want, all year 'round? Bliss.

I'll trade places with any of you who have heat... you can even borrow my car scraper.
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Love winters in Corpus Christi, mid-80s with 90% humidity. We can ride all year long in shorts but as noted by the OP we need AC for 11.99999 months out of the year. Weirdly last year we had a real freeze that lasted three or four days and it killed half the fish in the bays. Hopefully we don't have that type of event for another decade or two.

Love this place, great riding. We dont have hills but we do have plenty of wind..
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Old 12-03-21, 11:11 PM
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three days now and no fires built to heat the house. unheard of for december around here
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Nasty cold wet pea soup fog here at home, the cold soaks right through one's clothes. At times, I wished I had a fog horn on top of my work shed, so I can find my way to it when stepping out of the house.
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Old 12-04-21, 02:50 PM
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Here's a question for those of you who live in warm climates: I've heard part of the reason it's so bad when you have freezing temperatures is because your homes aren't insulated against such, so it's worse than it would be up north. Do homes not have insulation to try to keep the heat out/air conditioning in, though? Or is that an issue of older homes built before air conditioning was a thing and newer homes do have it?
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Old 12-04-21, 06:52 PM
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In the high 40's in Western Oregon today. Looking promising for snow in the mountains if this keeps up. It's going to be a late start to the ski season but hopefully this trend will continue. 40's in the valley usually means snow in the mountains.

Picture from a ride I took today with a buddy:
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The nsfw version of how I feel about the current weather situation...

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Old 12-05-21, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
Here's a question for those of you who live in warm climates: I've heard part of the reason it's so bad when you have freezing temperatures is because your homes aren't insulated against such, so it's worse than it would be up north. Do homes not have insulation to try to keep the heat out/air conditioning in, though? Or is that an issue of older homes built before air conditioning was a thing and newer homes do have it?
of course they do. but, windows are the other factor keeping a house warm. a lot more temperature convection happens through glass
another problem people have in warmer climates and unanticipated hard freezes is the plumbing. people in those areas don't bother to insulate it as it's typically not even necessary.
by older, though..... it depends on how old you mean. i'm working on a house that was built in the late 1800's. some of it is not well insulated at all, but at the same time some of it seems to be. you have to consider most any home is built with 2x4 wall framing and there's only one thickness of insulation that'll fit in the wall cavities. R13 has been around a long time
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Old 12-05-21, 11:29 AM
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of course they do. but, windows are the other factor keeping a house warm. a lot more temperature convection happens through glass
another problem people have in warmer climates and unanticipated hard freezes is the plumbing. people in those areas don't bother to insulate it as it's typically not even necessary.
by older, though..... it depends on how old you mean. i'm working on a house that was built in the late 1800's. some of it is not well insulated at all, but at the same time some of it seems to be. you have to consider most any home is built with 2x4 wall framing and there's only one thickness of insulation that'll fit in the wall cavities. R13 has been around a long time
We do have glass in our houses in the north, as well... Or do you mean you have only single-pane windows?

(The references I've heard to "insulation" mean actual buildings. As in, people freezing, not their pipes.)

By older, as I said, I mean "before air conditioning existed/was common in homes" (and not renovated since to add insulation).

(Not that insulation in older homes in the north is always that great, either. The walls of my apartment are quite cold to the touch in the winter, and I leave open the doors of my kitchen cabinets that are against outside walls so they don't get too cold inside...)
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Originally Posted by N2deep View Post
Love winters in Corpus Christi, mid-80s with 90% humidity. We can ride all year long in shorts but as noted by the OP we need AC for 11.99999 months out of the year. Weirdly last year we had a real freeze that lasted three or four days and it killed half the fish in the bays. Hopefully we don't have that type of event for another decade or two.

Love this place, great riding. We dont have hills but we do have plenty of wind..
Yup, I see the cyclists riding against the wind on the road to Padre Island on my way to fish the surf. Dang I need to go fishing soon.
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We do have glass in our houses in the north, as well... Or do you mean you have only single-pane windows?
yeah, single pane is factor. i've seen older homes from the early/mid 1900's that still have them. what i really meant is i think maybe people don't think about heat loss through windows as seriously. i could be wrong, but i certainly see people without curtains over their windows at night in the winter here. typically it's not necessary, but when it gets super cold...dangerously cold...that could be a problem. and, maybe it's the same elsewhere in the south?

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(The references I've heard to "insulation" mean actual buildings. As in, people freezing, not their pipes.)
i see. people freezing in the south i would think is more from losing utilities and unable to heat. and, it's more of a thing with older or sick people, too

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By older, as I said, I mean "before air conditioning existed/was common in homes" (and not renovated since to add insulation).

(Not that insulation in older homes in the north is always that great, either. The walls of my apartment are quite cold to the touch in the winter, and I leave open the doors of my kitchen cabinets that are against outside walls so they don't get too cold inside...)
i knew what you meant, but what i mean is even houses from the 50's or 60's that have good insulation still don't have provisions for central air. my best friend's house is like that. well insulated, but single pane windows and no central air. he's gotta heat with electric heaters and/or a wood stove. he had the natural gas shut off for the radiant heat, i think. it only goes to his stove
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Yup, I see the cyclists riding against the wind on the road to Padre Island on my way to fish the surf. Dang I need to go fishing soon.
Lucky you. .

I was just watching fishing for Red Drum on the Gulf Flats on my TV this morning. That sure looks like fun.

I should get out there and fish the rivers for Salmon and Steelhead. Thing is, I usually get skunked. It used to be better back in the day.
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i knew what you meant, but what i mean is even houses from the 50's or 60's that have good insulation still don't have provisions for central air. my best friend's house is like that. well insulated, but single pane windows and no central air. he's gotta heat with electric heaters and/or a wood stove. he had the natural gas shut off for the radiant heat, i think. it only goes to his stove
Oh, I get what you mean. I meant that people tell me the reason it's a big news item if it gets down to 20 or 30F in TX or FL is because their homes don't have insulation so are not warm (because in the north when people see this, they think, "...and? It was 5 degrees here that same day?"). And I had heard that a lot, but it occurred to me to wonder if they might still have insulation to help keep air conditioning more efficient and protect against heat rather than cold. (But maybe it doesn't make much of a difference, because insulated northern homes can certainly get toasty on hot days.)
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Lucky you. .

I was just watching fishing for Red Drum on the Gulf Flats on my TV this morning. That sure looks like fun.

I should get out there and fish the rivers for Salmon and Steelhead. Thing is, I usually get skunked. It used to be better back in the day.
Redfish fight like a salmon. Caught a 48” redfish years ago that is my best. The slot reds 20-26 in Texas are good eating. The big ones you can keep one per year but better to let them go and to spawn. Texas is good for using fish hatcheries to restock the bays. Dang now I think I am on the beach fishing.
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First ski of the season today! In the 20s F in the shade, 30s in the sun.
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Lucky. I gotta wait another 4 weeks for snow most likely. Sounds like great weather for you have a blast!
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Could hit 70 here in Philly tomorrow. Maybe 4 years ago we had a 70 degree weekend in mid-December. Scrambled and took a long weekend bike tour. There is a town about 3 miles from the state forest campground. Heard a bunch of fire trucks. Thought there was a massive fire until I realized it was the Christmas parade circling around the town.
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Got some snow this AM, then turned to rain.

https://www.weather.gov/mkx/weatherstory
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I had the heat on in my tent this weekend.

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I just read that it hit 76 in eastern Warshington.
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I've never had to use AC in winter months as even when it gets into the mid 90s in the day, it always cools down into the 50s by early morning. I keep the windows open at night and shut them when it hits 75 outside.

Well it was the warmest Nov. on record (25 days >80F), but finally we should be getting some cooling

'Pretty chilly' winter temperatures expected to arrive in Arizona following record-high weather

"At least by Tuesday and Wednesday with that first system, temperatures will drop closer to 70 degrees for the Phoenix area,"By Saturday, highs will drop to the low 60s all around the Valley.

"It's gonna be pretty chilly," Feldkircher said. "We have 5 degrees below average by Saturday."
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