Skip to comments.I love Michigan...
Posted on 01/07/2014 2:51:42 PM PST by madison10
...but it's so blastedly COLD, WINDY and SNOWY. My furnace has not stopped running for two days straight. Wow, is that gonna cost us.
BRRRRRRRRRRRRR. The dog walked about 50 feet from the house turned around to come back and collapsed 6 feet from the house. I went out to carry him in, his poor feet wouldn't move any more.
Its cold here in San Antonio too. 44 degrees.
Oh well. Should be close to 70 later this week.
Can’t even leave bottles of beer out in the snow without worrying about them freezing. It’s brutal out there.
I felt good today...live a little east of Lake Michigan and we were the warmest spot around! Got up to 8 today I think because of the lake....of course the tradeoff was the lake effect snow!
My employer processes natural gas from the Permian Basin.
Prices are starting to climb but...
is still the most economical of the energy choices you have.
Call Consumers and/or DTE and thank them for having a process that hedges natgas into the the underground storage around Big Rapids and even Eaton Rapids.
MichCon, SEMCO, ANR and GLG may be making lots of money but, you folks have it better than most other areas. Thank your lucky stars.
I feel your pain. It got down to 2 degrees last night with a windchill of -20. Couldn’t make it past 18 today.
We’ve got gas logs, but using them for too long makes the heat pump cycle off and the back of the house too cold.
The high up here in Yooperland has been ranging from -4 to -17 and the low from - 20 to -30. Saturday was snow, and 22 to 29 degrees if it was not cleaned off on Saturday it was frozen on Sunday. the poor dog freezes her paws right away, so I ordered boots for the dog. Seen a lot cars in the ditch or broken down during this cold spell. I even received a recorded call telling me school was closed because of the weather and I do not have any children. Yes it is cold! Some of my neighbors have been here all their lives and they cannot remember it being so cold. But ice fishing is great. february is supposed to be our cold month. What will the temps be then!
Hate when my beer freezes in the snow!
At least you are used to the cold! Try Arkansas at 12 degrees. We are used to maybe high 20’s & 30’s NOT 12!
“Lows on Monday night are expected to fall to near zero in the north, and from 10 to 15 degrees central and south. Tuesday morning wind chills will range from zero to 10 degrees in the southern half of the state, to zero to -10 in the north half.”
The last time it was this cold was in 1938 if records I have found are correct because I wasn’t born yet!
We broke a record last night with around -22 actual temperature.
Joe Bastardi is warning that there may be another break in the polar vortex in February bringing even colder weather.
I feel your pain.........literally, except it's too cold to feel anything........
5 degrees in NC this AM Think I will move to Costa Rica :)
a nice elderly lady we know in Berrien Springs may need transport to her doctors at Bronson Hospital in Kzoo soon, can this be done with the weather the way it is? we are quite concerned.. what do you do about getting people to necessary medical appointments under these conditions? can cars drive on the roads, or? thanks for any info
But on the other hand, we got about an inch of snow in my town. 20 miles north, in and around Buffalo, they've got 3 feet -- AND the below-zero temps and 25 mph winds.
Pretty happy I don't commute into that mess anymore.
Negative waves, negative waves.......
But it’s a Water Winter Wonderland!
It depends on how close the pick up point would be to main roads. Check the newspaper online that is local to the area and get updates from that. Our county (opposite side of state from Berrien County) is telling us to stay off the roads until at least 7 am tomorrow. Truth be told the doctors offices/hospital may not even be open for regular appointments.
She HAS to have someone with her. Check senior organizations for ideas. Several elderly have died in our area even though they were very close to home.
Thursday and Friday should be fine. Believe it or not it’s supposed to get up to 40 by Saturday.
I've never been cold before but my furnace cannot keep up and runs nonstop. I had a furnace man come in today; he turned it up as high as it will go and it's still cold. The digital thermostat I set at 77 in the daytime; and actual temp is at 71 now (an improvement) but it will get cold tonight, not as bad.
Part of the house is insulated; I have storms on most windows but a few not. It doesn't get weatherized and caulked the way it should. I stuff plastic bags and newspaper to get the worst drafty spots. I don't care how it looks.
I asked the furnace guy if maybe my house is old and drafty and the furnace doesn't have enough BTU's (I meant capacity). He said his was a little higher and maybe I should get one of those little cool space heaters.
It is a lot colder in an added on north room with windows on 3 sides where I have my computer. I've had a sweatshirt and winter coat on all day. Never before. Even when we had 18 below for days in 1979.
The furnace is in too good condition to put in a better one and he said I'd need some extra ductwork.
I'm hoping when temps get in the higher teens and up, the house will retain heat better. Normally I set it at 77 in the day and it always climbs to 76, turn it down to 71 at night.
I have a fireplace and saved a little firewood but am afraid to use it since I've been alone plus chimney needs cleaning and checking. I used to love going to sleep on the couch with a fire going in the fireplace.
Gotta tend my rice pudding. It feels good when I open the oven ;-)
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