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by DoctorMu
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins

I really think that had energy generation not been an issue (not starting political talk here; just pointing at that piece of the puzzle), we would probably be having a much different talk about the super chill of last week. Not to say that the warm weather lovers wouldn't still be happy with the c...
by DoctorMu
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins

A few of our cold weather cheerleaders have suddenly gone quiet 🤫 Yeah I don’t think anyone wants to see another of we we got last week. :D . I like cold weather. I like electric power, too. 8-) "Winterize" and "preparation" have to be in the Texas lexicon. Greensboro, NC sees last week's weather e...
by DoctorMu
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins

sambucol wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:43 am
A little shell shocked here. We are wondering is there any cold air on the horizon or was this the finale of our winter.
Generably seasonable temps through early March in all of the models. Maybe a light frost or two. Don't see another Arctic outbreak in Texas.
by DoctorMu
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins

Texaspirate11 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:27 am
I'M SO READY FOR SUMMER.
I'd just take a very long Spring...


The problem now is I'm acclimated to cold weather. ;) That only takes a few days.

It takes weeks for me to acclimate to 85-90°F...and never for 100°F.
by DoctorMu
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

The disaster claims are also expected to surpass Harvey, becoming the costliest natural disaster in Texas history. Hopefully, the applied science lessons from COVID-19 and the Texas Winter storms is prevention. Winterizing. Preventing and minimizing pandemics. Particularly because places like the p...
by DoctorMu
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

Here is some info on plant survival from Frank's blog: https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2021/02/19/what-to-know-about-plant-survival/ Interesting tidbit about mosquitos too: What about the SKEETERS? So doesn’t a hard freeze like this kill mosquitoes for the upcoming summer? Can’t we get a brea...
by DoctorMu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

I bought a Generac 22KW standby generator with an auto transition switch last March. Runs on natural gas. Ran the entire house through this ordeal.first outage was 24 hours. Then they were several hours. Several outages. Worth every penny. Crunched the numbers again - need a 36W - 11K without insta...
by DoctorMu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

No, mine automatically switches over to running on propane. Because we are "rural", we don't have city utilities (water, natural gas, etc). So, ours is Propane. Honestly, one of the best investments, ever. Now seriously thinking about a natural gas or propane generator. Am worried about the cost bu...
by DoctorMu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

Now seriously thinking about a natural gas or propane generator. Am worried about the cost but... Mine was about $9k...in 2008. Because, we are on a well, when the electricity goes out...we also lose water. After suffering through several Hurricane aftermaths, I took the plunge and got one installe...
by DoctorMu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Warmup Begins
Replies: 2364
Views: 67174

Re: February 2021: Arctic Outbreak/Hard Freeze Warning ⚠️

Did you lose power with a whole house generator? We are thinking of purchasing one. No, mine automatically switches over to running on propane. Because we are "rural", we don't have city utilities (water, natural gas, etc). So, ours is Propane. Honestly, one of the best investments, ever. Now serio...