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Tuesday December 24, 2013

Meadowlands, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: -36º below zero F. (-32ºC.) in northern Minnesota this morning.

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31. minnesotamom
5:04 AM GMT on January 22, 2014
Good idea, Gene! :-)
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30. Clabo
11:31 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
"Heat soak". Ie, temps in a car engine might be on the cool side, but turn off the car, and it'll "heat up" once the heat redistributes itself.

It's the same way I make scrambled eggs. I slow-cook 'em so they're more custardy and still have some "tack" to them, vs hard-fried "diner-style eggs" that turn to rubber.

I turn off the heat when they're ¾ of the way done, take it off the burner, and let them "self-cook" the rest of the way, stirring angrily 'til they're done. Perfection.

Same principle, 'though not as tasty as eggs.
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29. minnesotamom
5:48 PM GMT on January 11, 2014
I don't think you're lazy, I think you just direct your energies toward certain things and find ways to simplify the unattractive ones. :)

Good ideas....ones that didn't occur to me....duhhh.
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28. Clabo
4:15 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
Or just unplug the critter a few min before removing it, and let it "cool" by continuing to heat the block 'til it reaches equilibrium.
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27. Clabo
4:13 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
I work very hard to be lazy...
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26. minnesotamom
2:38 PM GMT on January 10, 2014
That's a thought. Then I could just stick the broomsstick upright in a big snowbank to let the heater cool after it's unplugged....good idea, Gene!! :)
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25. Clabo
5:57 AM GMT on January 10, 2014
Wondering... if you know more or less where the critter goes, whipping up some thingy like a broomstick with a ring for the heater's handle, then use that to just "by feel" stick it onto the pan. Can leave the broomstick attached, better reminder to take *off* the heater before taking off for work.

Anyway...
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24. minnesotamom
5:18 AM GMT on January 10, 2014
Gene, you're practically a Minnesotan already---move on over here and you'll fit right in. :D
I already have a magnetic oil pan heater---it's a real treat laying on the frozen ground at about -20 to -40 below zero trying to scootch a few inches of clearance under the car and stick that thing on the oil pan. :D And then in the morning when you go to pull it off it's flaming hot so what do you do with it then? Can't take it in the house and lay it anywhere where the cats could get at it. (nope, no garage or porch) I've had about three of those doggone dipstick heaters and they don't work all that well to begin with and burn out in no time flat too. The best heaters are the one's you splice into the lower radiator hose so it keeps most of the water system warm.
Thanks for the efforts you went to to look up stuff for us, though! :-)
Ask Katy in Alaska about the lengths they have to go to with battery warmers, engine blankets, etc. We've got nothing for cold on her up there!!
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23. Clabo
7:01 AM GMT on January 08, 2014
Y'know what? Just lookit this:

http://www.twoguysgarage.com/forum/showthread.php ?t=7735

Buncha options... A dipstick heater sounds easiest to "install", at least as far as not having to lie down on the ground to stick on an oil-pan heater. :D

Also, to "correct" the article somewhat, they're not quite "frost plugs", nor "freeze plugs". The plugged holes called those are just plain core-plugs, used when casting an engine-block, to keep hollow the innards like the cooling-jacket, etc. If you freeze coolant enough to pop a "frost-plug", chances are you'll also have a cracked block, too.
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22. Clabo
6:53 AM GMT on January 08, 2014
Was just poking around here, and saw the discussion about engine-block heaters. For ~50bux (yeah, I know, ain't cheap) you can get a stick-on (magnet, not adhesive) heater that sticks to either the block or preferably from underneath on the oil-pan.

Stick it on a timer for 2-4hrs before it's time to go, and you're all set.

But yeah, you gotta stick it on and off each time you wanna use it, for *any* car. Cheap compared to in-tank coolant heaters, 1 per car, though.

Here ya go... try this.


Come to think of it, I got a coupla welding-ground magnets, might be doable for me to just stick a heating-coil into the bolt and make one of my own. :D

Kinda like this:


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21. minnesotamom
1:38 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
For sure, Dave! :D
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20. WurzelDave
5:51 PM GMT on December 26, 2013
Chillin'
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19. minnesotamom
5:29 AM GMT on December 26, 2013
Thanks for your note, Heidrun. :-) Yup, you sure said it right---we somehow manage to pull down the coldest weather right here near the head of Lake Superior and across the Iron Range. Aaaargh!
Has it finally snowed there yet?
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18. trailhiker44
5:45 PM GMT on December 25, 2013
Oh my - this is Northern Minnesota - the Ice Box of the Nation !
No wonder you get notions of venturing to warmer climes !
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17. minnesotamom
6:13 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
LOL!! Boy, Kat, I sure wish I did have a fireplace to snuggle up in front of!! But I do have an electric blanket to jump under and stay all warm. And lots of cats to hold down the covers! :D You take care and stay warm there in frosty Colorado--I see your weather hasn't been very inviting either lately.
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16. ColoradoKat
6:04 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
Oh, brrrrrrrrr, Kathy! I hope you have a nice
fireplace and a BIG pile of wood! Poor ol'
Santa's gonna frost his fergoolie delivering
present to your area! Have a Merry Christmas
in spite of the cold!
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15. minnesotamom
6:04 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
I don't blame you one bit---this has been a real zinger of a winter, hasn't it? I've been dreaming of loading my camper on my pickup and spending the rest of the winter in the desert southwest somewhere....but...too many critters and I can't take my job with me. Phooey.
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14. jjulian
5:51 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
I understand. I got stranded twice in one morning...had to walk 5 blocks and felt the start of frostbite. I do believe this might be my last winter up here...as much as I love the rest of the year.
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13. minnesotamom
5:48 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
What a great present, Jen!! I'd love to have a decent one myself---my last one was an inexpensive one that only lasted a few jumps and wouldn't recharge properly anymore. :( I don't have an engine heater on any of my vehicles here (4 of them) so there's only been one that'll start these cold mornings, which my son takes to work, leaving me with no way to go anywhere....it's 40 miles to the nearest gas and groceries from here!
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12. jjulian
5:43 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
Oh, serious BRRRR!! The family I work for bought me a portable car battery charger for Christmas. Love this gift because my car doesn't start on these mornings...it works great too! Stay safe Kathy
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11. minnesotamom
5:36 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
MNTornado~~the worst it's ever been here was in the 90's two nights got down -60 below zero. I was really scared my horses were going to freeze their lungs or something. I put 'em in a small shed and piled quilts on them, gave them warm mash and warm water and piled loose hay all around them. They survived just fine! Amazed me!

Thanks for your note, Gingy! Yes, it's too doggone cold to be outside for any reason! :-)
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10. gingyb
1:54 AM GMT on December 25, 2013
NOW thats really cold
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9. MNTornado
11:47 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Yep, that is COLD! The coldest temperature that I've ever experience down here in the Twin Cities Southwestern area is -35. I remember that day well as my car wouldn't start that day.

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8. minnesotamom
7:13 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Thanks for your note, Ann! I'd love to have your temps right now. :-)
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7. MRSJAAK
6:30 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Oh, dear! Stay warm, friend! Keep those cats warm! It is 33 degrees here now. Cold enough for ME. Sun is shining right now, and still has snow flurrying around!
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6. minnesotamom
6:04 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Thanks, friends! The wind shifted shortly after I took this at 6:30am, so that 5 1/2 hours later it's already back up to 1º above zero! Crazy weather!!
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5. Cowgazer
5:23 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Great excuse to stay in and keep warm, must say that I have never experienced it that cold.
Happy Christmas to you and your family.
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4. nanapoo
5:05 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Whoa.....stay in, you'll freeze your nuggets out there!!! Merry Christmas Kathy!
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3. Clabo
4:18 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Hey, isn't -36 below zero actually 36 *above* zero? :D

So how is it, living on ice planet Hoth? :D
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2. prguy
3:23 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
It is a cold one today in Minnesota isn't it. I had -20 last night and I'm sure it got colder and with the wind chill values 30-40 below zero.
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1. backwardguy
3:20 PM GMT on December 24, 2013
Oh my! Stay in and stay warm!
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs---too hot for me. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)free hit countersCreate your own visitor map!

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