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Hope all of our colleagues in the throat of this massive blizzard are staying warm and safe. I saw that 9 degrees posted for Houston this morning and immediately toasted it with a hot coffee.
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We're typically 1 to 2 degrees colder than the app and weather channels say but I don't have anything that will go down this low to verify. My digital from the shop stopped around 25į and my sling psychrometer only goes to about 20į, so we'll just go with the app - cold enough.

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I hate cold weather when it gets in the single digets and stays there. That is exactly what we are having plus snow. I have to take the wife to the doctor in a little bit and I hope the main roads are okay. They usually are but I am leaving early in case they are bad. One of my pet pieves is not to be late when I said I would be there.
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I got an email yesterday from the golf course I join in the Ft. Walton Beach (FL) area while I'm there. Said the course was closed today due to an overnight freeze. Of course, I'm not there yet (still in Canada) so hope it warms up before I head down there in 1 1/2 weeks. Have friends down there already, so I imagine the wives are out shopping instead of golfing. I head south to get away from the cold winter for 6 weeks so this isn't making me happy at all.
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Our low was 19 this morning about 8AM. That's the lowest since 1996 for the Houston area. I saw a friends post on social media. His truck was indicating 16 deg as he was heading in to work. Glad I am not that guy. He is a lineman for CenterPoint Energy. The good thing is, he is a supervisor so maybe he got to sit in the truck.

We had one pipe plug (freeze) overnight but it has since thawed out. It was on the north wall of the house and supplies water to the toilet. I may have to set an alarm and get up and flush it a couple of ties during the night. Low for tonight is forecast for 22 degF.

If the cold was going to continue for more than just tonight, I could shut the water of to the house via a valve located in the wall in the garage. All outside pipes/water faucets are insulated and wrapped.

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Warmest January I can remember. The Pineapple Express is circulating warm air from Hawaii . Just keep er coming till March is all I ask .
We did have a cold as all heck December though .

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If the cold was going to continue for more than just tonight, I could shut the water of to the house via a valve located in the wall in the garage. All outside pipes/water faucets are insulated and wrapped.
Unless you could also drain the pipes in the house you're better off keeping it on. Let a faucet drip on the coldest side of the house and it should not freeze.
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Unless you could also drain the pipes in the house you're better off keeping it on. Let a faucet drip on the coldest side of the house and it should not freeze.
Just that one short section of pipe that drops down from the ceiling in the outside wall to the toilet was the problem. First time since 1987 we have had any problem from the cold temps. If I recall correctly, I shut the water off back in 1989 and again in 1996. With all the pipes drained, we didn't have any problems.

Since it warmed up to 37 today, the sun helped quiet a bit. "They" say it will start warming up tomorrow and be in the high 60's by Saturday, so just tonight to deal with temps down around 22 deg F.

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Just that one short section of pipe that drops down from the ceiling in the outside wall to the toilet was the problem. First time since 1987 we have had any problem from the cold temps. If I recall correctly, I shut the water off back in 1989 and again in 1996. With all the pipes drained, we didn't have any problems.

Since it warmed up to 37 today, the sun helped quiet a bit. "They" say it will start warming up tomorrow and be in the high 60's by Saturday, so just tonight to deal with temps down around 22 deg F.
Thatís going to be quite a temperature fluctuation
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