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Jan 30, 2019, 06:26 PM
 
My furnace struggled until the sun came up. School and day care were both closed so I was home with the kids. We kept the fireplace on all day and have made it work.

     
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Jan 30, 2019, 06:53 PM
 
Radiators usually keep it at 72, so 65 is their version of the struggle.

That’s tolerable, but my place (unusually) also has a furnace, and since I don’t get a medal for not using it, on days like this I let it do some fill-in work.

Been in shorts during the whole freezeageddon.
     
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Jan 30, 2019, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
At least you have radiators.
You will be pleased to know the majority of people in Chicago have some form of heat.
     
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Jan 30, 2019, 07:11 PM
 
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before in this thread, but I love this weather fact.

This kind of cold requires snow pack. Without snow, the ground is darker, and thus absorbs more heat. Without snow, it generally stays above 0F.
     
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Jan 31, 2019, 09:44 AM
 
"Albedo" is the term I learned in my astronomy class.

Albedo is a non-dimensional, unitless quantity that indicates how well a surface reflects solar energy
     
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Jan 31, 2019, 10:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before in this thread, but I love this weather fact.

This kind of cold requires snow pack. Without snow, the ground is darker, and thus absorbs more heat. Without snow, it generally stays above 0F.
:/

*...applies to jobs in Jacksonville, Florida...*
     
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Jan 31, 2019, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
"Albedo" is the term I learned in my astronomy class.


I was this close to mentioning albedo.

I learned about it from the various solar system generators I’ve played with in the past.
     
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Jan 31, 2019, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post


I was this close to mentioning albedo.

I learned about it from the various solar system generators I’ve played with in the past.
Showoff.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post


I was this close to mentioning albedo.

I learned about it from the various solar system generators I’ve played with in the past.
Shoutout to SimEarth, which taught me all sorts of strange terms (including that one).
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Memories.
     
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Feb 1, 2019, 07:44 AM
 
Hey! It's 13 this morning! Heatwave!

Some folks had a little fun during the freeze.
( Last edited by Thorzdad; Feb 1, 2019 at 08:15 AM. )
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Feb 2, 2019, 11:19 AM
 
Here is what IBM has been up to

January 8, 2019
IBM announced today that they will be introducing the world’s highest-resolution global weather forecasting model later in 2019--the IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF). The model will be the first hourly-updating weather model that is able to predict something as small as a thunderstorm virtually anywhere on the planet.
     
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Feb 2, 2019, 02:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Hey! It's 13 this morning! Heatwave!

Some folks had a little fun during the freeze.
Aaaaaaand, it’s 40.

This one trick... asphalt hates it!
     
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Feb 3, 2019, 09:05 AM
 
Usually things look kinda nasty after a snow melt, but for whatever reason, this hit next level grody.
     
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Feb 3, 2019, 09:09 AM
 
The streets around here are starting to look like there was a naval bombardment. Pretty amazing how badly even new streets are falling apart now.
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Do they do asphalt or concrete where you are?

They switched from concrete here when I was young, which I’m pretty sure was a horrible idea.
     
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Feb 4, 2019, 08:31 AM
 
Pretty exclusively asphalt. Been that way forever. Even the repairs and re-paving on the interstates are asphalt now.
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Feb 4, 2019, 08:53 AM
 
Ovah he'ah we got holes big enough to bury yo cah


Seriously though there are several sections of parking lots and roads close to the stores near the mall that have HUGE potholes. You drive into one of those and your fender is toast.

It wasn't my fault; however, as Clarence and Frank from SWA would say, "That was the ass fault."
     
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Feb 4, 2019, 05:39 PM
 
Here, this captures how disgusting it is.

     
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Feb 5, 2019, 08:34 PM
 
And it's this week's Chicago ice storm that Illinois should legalize studded tires
     
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We should, but I’m sure we can’t afford it.
     
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Feb 5, 2019, 10:52 PM
 
Gonna be near 60 here tomorrow. High of 22 Thursday.
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Yay!
     
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spring!

(they're expecting a noreaster on thurs here)
     
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April blizzards bring...
     
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Sorry dude. Today we are wearing shorts.
     
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Theoretically, it’ll be 60 on Tuesday.
     
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Apr 14, 2019, 07:31 PM
 
A bunch of us went to Disney World in the last week of March. My sister got back to her home in southern Michigan just fine. The next day, there was almost an inch of snow. The change from Florida weather to Michigan weather was understandable, but snow that late is very unusual for that area...

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Apr 15, 2019, 09:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
April blizzards bring...
Half my racing friends went to St. Louis to race this weekend, the other half stayed in Iowa. It was 30 and snowy down there, and 50 and sunny up here. Jokes on them.
     
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Apr 27, 2019, 05:06 PM
 
Aaaaand... it’s snowing again.
     
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Apr 28, 2019, 03:05 AM
 
This is just wrong.

     
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Apr 29, 2019, 08:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This is just wrong.
I agree - the Cobalt was bad enough as it is, Pontiac did NOT need to make an even worse version.
     
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Apr 29, 2019, 10:05 AM
 
How do you know he wasn't referring to those ancient antennas, where snow can get through? Everyone knows shark fins are in
     
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Apr 29, 2019, 04:38 PM
 
Friday was our first 100 of the year.
     
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Apr 29, 2019, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Friday was our first 100 of the year.
Oh yeah ?

We got 100 in Chicago as well - all of January and February days combined

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Jun 28, 2019, 03:49 PM
 
France records a sizzling 45.9 degrees

**chugs a homemade chocolate milkshake**
     
 
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