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You want cold? I gotcher cold right here.

Like NEGATIVE-BAZILLION degrees cold, is what!


Click the image to see the Lawrence, KS, forecast courtesy of Weather.com.

(That's in Fahrenheit, folks.)

I was wondering why the furnace kept running and running tonight. Now I know. I'm not happier possessing this knowledge. In weather like this, don't forget to open your under-sink cupboard doors to ensure that the pipes don't freeze. Same goes for any pipes near outer walls: Expose 'em to inside air! This morning, my walk-in attic (where I store extra wine and soda-pop) was 32°F, and the very edge of the attic (where the roofline meets the front-porch ceiling) was just over 20°F. Yes, I have one of those nifty laser temperature sensors, why do you ask?

Brrrr. Going to bed now.

Chris

Comments

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m_danson
Feb. 10th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
*sympathy*
mckitterick
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Deathly chills: My favorite!
normalcyispasse
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
66 today. I do NOT miss Kansas winters, not even one bit.
mckitterick
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what to say to that.
clevermanka
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Tagging this "weather-porn" is an insult to porn.
mckitterick
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!
tully01
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
-14F (-25C) here in central KS when I got up at dawn. Windchill -30F (-35C). Ten more degreesF of wind chill and it won't matter which scale I use. Forty below is the same on either scale!
mckitterick
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Wow!

That's interesting about windchill; didn't know that! So absolute zero with a 40mph wind (stay with me here) wouldn't be absolute-zero-minus-twelve or anything, eh?
tully01
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
What I mean is that at -40 it doesn't matter whether it's expressed as -40F or -40C, as it's the same temperature. That's where the two scales numerically cross. When you say that (actual or apparent due to wind chill) temp is at -40 and someone asks "Fahrenheit or Celsius?" you can give them That Condescending Look, because it doesn't matter. :-D

tully01
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, and ABSOLUTE zero is a different critter. That would be 0 K, or -273C, or -459F. But hey, who really wants zero entropy anyway?
mckitterick
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, geez, I knew that....
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