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Title: Heat Wave?
Post by: dean on February 12, 2011, 06:40:44 PM
Its in the mid to high 20's (f) here... I'm sweating like a pig, I had to take my tee-shirt off even its so damn hot in the house now!   I just hope the temperatures don't bounce us around for the next month or so.... I can handle it one way or another with subtle changes but damn... its HOT right now!   :P
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: punatic on February 12, 2011, 06:50:36 PM
Are you casting out a line to stir up a global warming debate?   ;)
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: weazletoe on February 12, 2011, 06:50:54 PM
Here in Ohio we say don't like the weather? Wait five minutes. It'll change.  ::)
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: beersk on February 12, 2011, 07:31:13 PM
Here in Ohio we say don't like the weather? Wait five minutes. It'll change.  ::)
You don't live in Ohio anymore, you can't use that!
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: maxieboy on February 12, 2011, 07:36:47 PM
 I just hope the temperatures don't bounce us around for the next month or so.... I can handle it one way or another with subtle changes but damn...

Must be heatstroke. This is Michigan, remember?  :o
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: euge on February 12, 2011, 07:47:07 PM
I's a high of 64 here and low of 32 tonight. A relief since it's been rather chilly lately. Forecast for next week is in the mid 70's! Woohoo! ;D
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: maxieboy on February 12, 2011, 07:50:28 PM
I's a high of 64 here and low of 32 tonight. A relief since it's been rather chilly lately. Forecast for next week is in the mid 70's! Woohoo! ;D

We haven't seen a HIGH of 32 in weeks...Woohoo...
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 12, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
It's nice here, 50F, should get a bit warmer as the day goes on.  Not raining yet, but it will . . .
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: gmac on February 12, 2011, 08:20:36 PM
-10 and snowing here in Ontario. 2 feet on the level right now. Had to cancel our baseball tournament for today (seriously). Not enough teams for a good tournament.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: 1vertical on February 13, 2011, 12:22:18 AM
We have upper 40's with winds foredcast to exceed 65 mph.....hang on to your chains.
Wind generators sure look funny when they are trying to plow dirt...
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/02/wind-power-gets-bent-out-of-shape-in-wyoming/ (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/02/wind-power-gets-bent-out-of-shape-in-wyoming/)
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: corkybstewart on February 13, 2011, 01:01:26 AM
In France all last week I wore T-shirts or short sleeve shirts, here in sunny southern New Mexico we had sub-zero weather for the second time in a week, and I'm not talking about wind chill.  Something's screwy here.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: punatic on February 13, 2011, 02:33:02 AM
-10 and snowing here in Ontario. 2 feet on the level right now. Had to cancel our baseball tournament for today (seriously). Not enough teams for a good tournament.

I hear you guys play baseball on skates up there.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: punatic on February 13, 2011, 03:17:23 AM
We have upper 40's with winds foredcast to exceed 65 mph.....hang on to your chains.
Wind generators sure look funny when they are trying to plow dirt...
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/02/wind-power-gets-bent-out-of-shape-in-wyoming/ (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/02/wind-power-gets-bent-out-of-shape-in-wyoming/)

Operator error!
The blades should been have feathered with the forecast of high winds.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: weazletoe on February 13, 2011, 03:58:20 AM
You don't live in Ohio anymore, you can't use that!

 True, I don't live here anymore, but it's where I am right now. Till the 15th anyways.... :-\
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: bluesman on February 13, 2011, 05:48:34 AM
Only 5 weeks until spring!  ;D
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: dbeechum on February 13, 2011, 07:04:16 AM
Hit 85 here today.

Seriously started thinking about the A/C for a moment - particularly while making the buffalo wings and chili.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: beersk on February 13, 2011, 05:54:01 PM
Only 5 weeks until spring!  ;D
Bah, it's 40F here in Iowa City.  Feels soooo warm.  I was out riding my bike with no gloves or hat.  Didn't need my rain jacket either. 
I think my ideal weather is low's in the 20s and 30s with highs in the 40s and 50s.  No bugs, not too hot so I don't sweat, good biking and brewing weather...would just be perfect.  I'd rather wear layers than not be able to take enough layers off and still be hot.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: punatic on February 13, 2011, 08:02:10 PM
I'd rather wear layers than not be able to take enough layers off and still be hot.

That's exactly why I live here...   no layers needed to be added or removed.  65⁰ F - 78⁰F 

BTW - cool signature  ;)
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: el_capitan on February 14, 2011, 02:37:34 AM
After a couple weeks of -15 temperatures, yesterday was about 40 degrees and I brewed in my T-shirt.  I saw two little kids (ages 3 and 5, probably) running around Walmart with shorts and t-shirts on.  Only in Minnesota, only in Walmart! 

Today was 45 and just unbelievable.  I almost went out to check for hop shoots!
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: phillamb168 on February 14, 2011, 09:20:43 AM
Had to put the car AC on for the first time this season on Friday. That also meant that I had time to finish my deck extension project and put up the hop trellises. Apparently this is pretty normal for France mid-feb though, and in theory it'll drop back around March-ish.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: oscarvan on February 14, 2011, 04:29:44 PM
Had to put the car AC on for the first time this season on Friday. That also meant that I had time to finish my deck extension project and put up the hop trellises. Apparently this is pretty normal for France mid-feb though, and in theory it'll drop back around March-ish.

A car in France with AC? Mon Dieu!
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: hamiltont on February 14, 2011, 06:57:12 PM
Record high of 72F yesterday.  Very windy though. Still T-shirt weather. Wohoo!!! 
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: phillamb168 on February 14, 2011, 07:52:13 PM
Had to put the car AC on for the first time this season on Friday. That also meant that I had time to finish my deck extension project and put up the hop trellises. Apparently this is pretty normal for France mid-feb though, and in theory it'll drop back around March-ish.

A car in France with AC? Mon Dieu!

LOL, yeah I know. You should see some of the hoopdees people drive around here. My cousin-in-law had a tiny, tiny Citroen from (I think) the 70s that she let us "borrow" when we came to visit for the first time. The rear view mirror was in the glove compartment and we were told to "just hold it up whenever you need to see what's behind you." We never actually got the thing out of the parking lot, though - before they left on vacation they didn't tell us that the shifter knob had been replaced with one from an entirely different model of car that had a completely different shifter configuration.

FWIW, however, this is a French brand: http://www.pgo.fr/fr/modeles/modeles-speedster.html

That's my "win the lottery" car.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: morticaixavier on February 14, 2011, 09:43:47 PM
FWIW, however, this is a French brand: http://www.pgo.fr/fr/modeles/modeles-speedster.html

That's my "win the lottery" car.

That's a beautiful car. Here is my 'win the lottery' car
http://www.teslamotors.com/roadster
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: Slowbrew on February 14, 2011, 10:50:17 PM
My "win the lottery car" is the same old truck I drive now.  Why replace what ain't broke?   ;D

I'm really enjoying the Feb. warm up here in Des Moines.  Looking forward to mid-60's on Thursday.  It will get rid of some snow and recharge us for the March "surprise" snow storms which are typically 16+ inches of wet, heavy, gawd awful snow that just about kills you to move it.  Even with a 2 stage snow blower.  Live in the moment when it's warm.

I even dug out the Weber Kettle on Sunday and made steaks.  Mmmmm, charcoal grilled beef for the first time in months!

Paul
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 14, 2011, 11:37:16 PM
FWIW, however, this is a French brand: http://www.pgo.fr/fr/modeles/modeles-speedster.html

That's my "win the lottery" car.

That's a beautiful car. Here is my 'win the lottery' car
http://www.teslamotors.com/roadster
I like the tesla a lot, but for now this one is my lottery car . . .
http://www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/models/Quattroporte.html
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: gmac on February 15, 2011, 12:15:13 AM
-10 and snowing here in Ontario. 2 feet on the level right now. Had to cancel our baseball tournament for today (seriously). Not enough teams for a good tournament.

I hear you guys play baseball on skates up there.

We do everything on skates which makes sex on a waterbed very dangerous.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: punatic on February 15, 2011, 02:57:33 AM
I'm guessing it's a frozen water bed?
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: oscarvan on February 15, 2011, 04:06:28 PM
LOL, yeah I know. You should see some of the hoopdees people drive around here. My cousin-in-law had a tiny, tiny Citroen from (I think) the 70s that she let us "borrow" when we came to visit for the first time. The rear view mirror was in the glove compartment and we were told to "just hold it up whenever you need to see what's behind you." We never actually got the thing out of the parking lot, though - before they left on vacation they didn't tell us that the shifter knob had been replaced with one from an entirely different model of car that had a completely different shifter configuration.

I suspect you're talking about a 2CV4..... I love French "hoopdees". Growing up in Europe in the 60's 70's I drove and wrenched on many of them....Citroen 2cv4, DS 19/21/23 Simca 1000/1100 Renault 4, 8, 16......I'm sure I'm missing a few....

Getting a 2CV4 to play with in the US has long been on my wish list.....
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: pinnah on February 15, 2011, 05:41:22 PM
Giving me spring fever already.

My RyeIPA was ramping up to 66 last night,
so I had to open the bedroom window for the night to cool her down a bit. ::)







Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: 1vertical on February 15, 2011, 07:53:43 PM
Giving me spring fever already.

My RyeIPA was ramping up to 66 last night,
so I had to open the bedroom window for the night to cool her down a bit. ::)

That your S-189 lager beer??
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: pinnah on February 15, 2011, 08:44:00 PM
Giving me spring fever already.

My RyeIPA was ramping up to 66 last night,
so I had to open the bedroom window for the night to cool her down a bit. ::)

That your S-189 lager beer??

 :D Nah, different bedroom; that Baltic is still burbling at 52, although it might be time for a move.


This time of year
I am lucky enough to have carboys stashed in various places across the house,
taking advantage of different microclimates.

Umm, like that Simarillo in dryhop hanging off the table over that one baseboard heater that does not quite shut off all the way....

Strategery man. ;D



Snow is melting fast. 
Time to clean up the front lawn of winter carnage the dogs have left behind,
before the next storm on Thursday covers it all back up again. :-\
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: corkybstewart on February 16, 2011, 01:05:19 AM
Last Thursday it was -1F here(-18F wind chill), tomorrow it should hit 90F.
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: 1vertical on February 16, 2011, 05:35:18 AM
Pinnah, that is what I do but at this time, you have me beat...nice brewing!
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: pinnah on February 16, 2011, 03:38:18 PM
Last Thursday it was -1F here(-18F wind chill), tomorrow it should hit 90F.

That really is stunning.   :o




Shoot, above average snowpack + momentary soaring of temperatures = the local news already doing stories on spring flooding!
"Who lives in the danger areas....live report from Stew next!"

 :D
Title: Re: Heat Wave?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 17, 2011, 06:27:39 AM
Last Thursday it was -1F here(-18F wind chill), tomorrow it should hit 90F.
So it averages about 45, same as here :)