It’s Freezing in Boston

BoomerD

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I've seen news reports about the arctic blast hitting the eastern states. Sucks.
Bundle up...dress in layers...stay out of it as much as possible.
 

jpiniero

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Saw that it's supposed to hit -100 F wind chill in Mount Washington.

Be a bad day for a hike...
 
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JM Aggie08

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It was 9F with a windchill of -7F when we were in Breckenridge a few weeks back. God bless base layers -- I'd never experienced such cold.
 

repoman0

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Wind chill of -100F forecasted for mount Washington this evening. Only in the -20 to -30 range here in Boston.
 
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Captante

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Wind chill of -100F forecasted for mount Washington this evening. Only in the -20 to -30 range here in Boston.

Many years ago when I was a crazy kid (not a KID anymore at least lol) we were in the midst of a week ski vacation @ Killington VT when one of these polar blasts paid a visit and it hit 90-100f below zero with wind-chill. (-10 +/- in still air!)

These days the entire ski area would likely shut down for the day for liability reasons, but back then they just kept on chugging despite the lifts/slopes being nearly empty. (us id10t's skied all day anyway too... hell I PAID for a lift ticket!)

They were handing out blankets and large plastic trash bags in the lift-line to wrap up your legs and make a "tent" over your head to block the wind otherwise it was near-instant frostbite. The lodge at the 4200 ft summit of Killington peak had heating-wire wrapped pipes and they STILL froze solid then burst!

One chairlift ride + ONE run was borderline hypothermia and when trying to walk up the ski lodge stairs afterwards your legs REALLY didn't want to bend! (seriously)
 
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Red Squirrel

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Pretty cold here too. Par for the course for this time of year! I have ice on my windows, and even the bolts for the door handle have ice on them. That's with the furnace running for hours.

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Captante

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Pretty cold here too. Par for the course for this time of year! I have ice on my windows, and even the bolts for the door handle have ice on them. That's with the furnace running for hours.

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Damn.... frost on the door handles?!? o_O

That's approx -24f and about the coldest I've ever personally experienced in still air and not considering wind-chill.
 

VirtualLarry

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Yeah, it's damn chilly out there. A little bit worried, Mom has a doctors appt. today, so she has to go out in it. She's almost 80.

Edit: She got home OK!
 
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Captante

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My car AAA battery (STILL under warranty lol!) didn't even give me a "click" earlier... fortunately the lithium-ion portable jump-starter I got for x'mas works well!


RUGGED GEEK RG1000S 1000A Peak Car Battery Jumper Starter (Amazon)

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Note a drive a Honda with a tiny 4-cylinder.... 1000A might not cut it for a bigger engine with a completely dead battery. (other companies do make substantially more powerful units BUT YMMV widely on build-quality ... this unit is highly rated)
 
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MrSquished

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I can handle the cold, its the heating bill that makes me cry when its this cold outside.
I can imagine what it cost to heat a single family detached home.

It's 19° here and I'm on my way home and my thermostat is on 60 and it's 67° inside. It's good to have a unit below you that keeps their place nice and toasty
 

BoomerD

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Definitely makes me feel...less miserable with our typical PNW weather. According to Accuweather, it's currently 52F, raining...and wind gusts to 47 mph. (NWS has been predicting gusts to acout 50 mph, so right on forecast)
 

Red Squirrel

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Damn.... frost on the door handles?!? o_O

That's approx -24f and about the coldest I've ever personally experienced in still air and not considering wind-chill.

Yeah some frost on bolts. The windows are very frosted too even after having furnace running for hours. Had to turn down the humidifier but think I need to turn it down even more.

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Captante

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Yeah some frost on bolts. The windows are very frosted too even after having furnace running for hours. Had to turn down the humidifier but think I need to turn it down even more.

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Ice on windows I've seen even down here in the relative "tropics" lol.... never seen a door handle ice up though!
 

BoomerD

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Ice on windows I've seen even down here in the relative "tropics" lol.... never seen a door handle ice up though!

In the 80s, I was working a construction job in Big Piney, Wyoming. (Ice box of the nation) It was FCKN COLD that winter. (-40F) the inside of the travel trailer we were living in used to ice up along the bottom of the walls...and the door would freeze shut with a layer of ice. We had to use a hair dryer to melt the ice to get out in the morning.
On the jobsite, (base camp was around 8,000' elevation) it was so cold, we had to leave all the trucks and equipment run all night (running #1 diesel...basically kerosene so the fuel didn't gel) or else they wouldn't start in the morning. The mechanics made a good bit of overtime tending to the equipment over night.

We had an ice storm here just before Christmas. Temps in the low 20's, hella freezing rain. EVERYTHING was coated in about 1/2" of ice.
 

Captante

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Temps actually went UP a little bit.... it's now a balmy -3 outside my window! :)
 

ch33zw1z

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-12 rn in western MA, brr

I had about 8 feet of heater pipe I never finished wrapping many moons ago. Wrapped it last night lol
 
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