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Old 01-18-2008, 08:45 AM   #1841
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Yeah, Christmas Day was about that but Boxing Day was the one that broke all the records. Dogs and cats were dying with the heat too. Horrid day. Thankfully, the heat dropped significantly today and the sea breeze came in after lunch, and surprisingly enough, it made it all the way out to the foothills, which is where I am. But Cath, please feel free to take the heat from my place anytime you like!!!! LOL 17C is very cold for Christmas though even in Tasmania!!

We have been on water restrictions for several years, and they have been the same ever since they were introduced, so we have not had to go thru the same problems you guys on the EC had last year and now that we have a desalination plant with a second on the way, we are unlikely to in the near future either. Dams are low but not unreasonably so. It was only a few years ago that Mundaring Dam (Perth's main source) was over-flowing.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #1842
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Smile Thankfully...

Newcastle's water restrictions aren't as bad as Sydney, Melb, or Brissy. Our dams are like 80% capacity so we haven't been affected that much. Probably due to ALL THAT RAIN...
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:19 PM   #1843
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Quite chilly finally....43 degrees.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:34 PM   #1844
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Smile yep that's chilly

6.1 degrees celsius (43F) and I was whinging about 17 degrees celsius (62.6) on christmas day. That is one of our lowest morning temperatures Dina in the middle of winter.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:17 PM   #1845
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Very cold here, about 35F. Supposed to get to about 25F during the night. The weekend is predicted to get to the single digits. So happy I made a nice safe, warm place on the front porch for our outside kitties.

Right now our big wood stove is heating the family room nicely.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:21 PM   #1846
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Hmm cold for you. We are at -25C, right now, and headed down.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:42 AM   #1847
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very cold and expecting a snow storm Sat - Sun
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:27 AM   #1848
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Hmm cold for you. We are at -25C, right now, and headed down.
Cordel, that is way, way, way to cold for me! Sounds like you could do with some of Bilby's 40+ (celsius) heat.

Is it snowing or just too cold for that even?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:32 AM   #1849
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I've been told over and over that it can get "too cold to snow". Gee, they should meet me here or in North Dakota. Somehow at well below freezing we managed to get 6 inches this week. Anyway, right now we're leaving our under-sink cupboard doors open, our heat up, and I'm still getting up at 3 or 4 a.m. to run water. So far no pipe freezes this year. Luckily I'm an insomniac with a geriatric dog who needs to go out at least once in the wee hours.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:39 AM   #1850
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Freezing here, wind chill now is 8' - low tonight wind chill 15' below
I am not leaving the house all weekend !!
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