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Old 01-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #3651
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I don't think it's stopped snowing here for a week! It's supposed to continue through Saturday. The temp is 14 with windchill of 0. We have a lake effect storm warning through Friday night. It's supposed to go down to 8 degrees today. Fortunately it's not too windy. It's just bitter cold. We have about 18" of snow on the ground now and expected to get 10" more by Saturday.

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #3652
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Mav: Yup. This is a little weird. In winter it's usually in the 50's or low 60's. We have a Santa Ana situation - extreme high preassure stalled over the southwest. Mucho winds. Later we have a La Nina out in the Pacific which will do other odd things to the weather this year. (and eventually your's, too)
My water heater is enclosed but is accesed by an outside door (no insulation). My water softner is outside; this week I'm building a decorative, not functional, cover for it.
And that's life in SoCal.

Oh! Forcast is for 84 today. Beautiful, brilliant blue skys. Not a cloud in sight.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:30 PM   #3653
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WOW that is quite a shift from 37 to 89, is that normal down there? And just curious, but I heard a lot of folks down there have their water heaters outside in a shack attached to the house, is that true or a myth?
I don't know what part of SoCal Dave lives but depending on the region, such as mountains, deserts, or inner valley communities, extreme temp swings are very common.
I live near downtown Los Angeles and am very close to the coast so although we were in the high 80's during the day, overnight temps only dipped down into the low 60's only. We don't get the extreme temp variations.

Many homes in LA have water heaters in simple, non-insulated sheet metal enclosures attached outside of homes. This is very common.
My water heater happens to be located in the basement.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:35 PM   #3654
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The sun is shining and it's up to 10 degrees, from a low of 1 this morning. It's supposed to be colder yet tomorrow. It's good weather to snuggle in.

DH was just talking this morning about how glad he is to be retired...Cold weather like this is he$$ at the strip mines.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:04 PM   #3655
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I don't know what part of SoCal Dave lives but depending on the region, such as mountains, deserts, or inner valley communities, extreme temp swings are very common.
I live near downtown Los Angeles and am very close to the coast so although we were in the high 80's during the day, overnight temps only dipped down into the low 60's only. We don't get the extreme temp variations.

Many homes in LA have water heaters in simple, non-insulated sheet metal enclosures attached outside of homes. This is very common.
My water heater happens to be located in the basement.
Ooh lets do lunch! ;)

And for the record, my water heater is in my kitchen; right up against my stove that doesn't work.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:31 PM   #3656
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #3657
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Ooh lets do lunch! ;)

And for the record, my water heater is in my kitchen; right up against my stove that doesn't work.
In which community are you located? Looks like we're gonna hit the high 80's again today. I'm going for a bike ride this afternoon to cool off.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:44 PM   #3658
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It's 44 and sunny but windy. It's supposed to get down into the teens here tonight and Saturday morning it's supposed to be the coldest it's been in 15 years!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #3659
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Nice and sunny, but quite windy. With the wind chill it feels like 4F. Sheesh!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:51 PM   #3660
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We dipped down to 30F this morning and it's about 56F this afternoon.
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