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    Default This cold snap has to end.

    Some news from my area of michigan. Wind chills up to thirty below zero. There have been a few fires in the last couple of days that were worse than the should have been thanks to the frozen hydrants. This occured just hours ago. It started as a report of a garage fire.

    Hope everyone else in the midwest/east is staying safe.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?se...cal&id=5008700

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    Default A Canadian cold front is responsible for this.....

    SNOW! Definitely hampers response times and fireground operations.

    http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/stor...a-49a90d13fb86

    I also wish everyone a safe response.
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    Hell I wish it's snow here at least it have to warm up a few degrees to dump on us.

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    I got to agree, it is waaaaay too cold out here.
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    Geez, all this whining about a little cold weather. Its' only 71 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvwrench View Post
    Geez, all this whining about a little cold weather. Its' only 71 today.
    And the locals are walking around wearing heavy coats and freezing their butts off!
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    Talking Well in Los Angeles.......

    Gotta love Los Angeles, it was 89 degrees in downtown yesterday. Had to keep reminding myself that its February

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic5150 View Post
    Gotta love Los Angeles, it was 89 degrees in downtown yesterday. Had to keep reminding myself that its February
    Must be nice It was only 8 degrees today where I'm at lol I didnt have to remind myself that its February...the -10 windchill factor reminds me every day!
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    65 today!!!!!

    After a HIGH of 7 (windchills about -25) last friday it's a welcome change!

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    It was -10 back home in WV but it's 36, at 8 pm, in beautiful Fernie, BC Canada. I planned for real cold, but only got mild cold. But I have to go back home to the sub-zero too soon.
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    Im on long island, its not nearly thirty below but still freezing cold here. For me to respond at to a call at like 3 am i have to risk damage to my car, for one its manual so the transmission freezes a bit, also for me to instantly start my car, and start driving all the fluids are cold and could damage something. My car makes alot of sounds i dont like when its not warm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterMerlin View Post
    It was -10 back home in WV but it's 36, at 8 pm, in beautiful Fernie, BC Canada. I planned for real cold, but only got mild cold. But I have to go back home to the sub-zero too soon.
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    Finally got above 0 today. A whopping 3 outside! WOOHOO!!!! Windchill still -20 to -25. All this with a new fresh 1-2 in. of fluffy powder and then the sun came out.

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    Philadelphia Area I understand we will warm up to the freezing mark maybe by Thursday or Friday. Wheeww Time for the short sleeves again

    Hey...everybody be careful out there - Dress warmly, use caution with your POVs, circulate water on the pumps, call for sand and salt trucks {Probably should be on most of our first alarms right now } and just watch where you are stepping when there's water around.

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    yep know how you all feel, I wish the same thing, been staying right around 0 here with windchills between -20 and -30 degrees. Have had a few structure fires in the last few days, unfortunately one of them was a member of a neighboring dept.

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    Got up to 68 here. Yes, most everyone is wearing a light jacket. Temps will be back into the low 50s and 40s by the end of the week. Brrrrr!

    I don't think I could survive living up north where y'all get subzero temps. I'll come visit (wearing a heavy coat) after the ice and snow melt.

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    For the last 3 days our high has been 3 degrees ABOVE zero.
    Last few nights have been 20 or so degrees below zero with wind chills about 25-40 degrees below zero. BRRRR!!!

    Coldest time of the year. Even a freak of nature in Wisconsin!
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    It's been BELOW zero with the windchill lately. If it gets any colder I'm gonna have to break out the thick socks.
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    An introduction to Arkansas weather...

    It was 31 degrees when I left my house yesterday morning. It made it up to 65 sometime during the midday. In these parts, you've gotta have clothes for all seasons ready during all the seasons.

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    Does anybody use the aftermarket engine block heaters on their pov's or department trucks? Are they safe? Just curious, I've got one sitting on the shelf in my shed, never used, that was bought in the late 70's. 1500 watts, and installs in heater hose lines..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhvfd1214 View Post
    Does anybody use the aftermarket engine block heaters on their pov's or department trucks? Are they safe? Just curious, I've got one sitting on the shelf in my shed, never used, that was bought in the late 70's. 1500 watts, and installs in heater hose lines..
    I used to use one (back in the 70's) when I was on a POC dept. It was great. Unplug it, start the engine, and the defroster would be blowing warm (not hot) air as I responded to the station. Most of the guys on my department had them back then.

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    It was a nice 67 this afternoon in North Cali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    It was a nice 67 this afternoon in North Cali.
    As of 1920 hours, I am wearing shorts in the station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    As of 1920 hours, I am wearing shorts in the station.
    BITE ME!!!!!


    The last 3 days the temp. has not went above zero here. This coming Friday it will finally warm up here to a low of about 5. First time in a week the temp. didn't go below zero!
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    All of this talk about cold weather, I guess I should install the engine heater.. Here in Rural Mississippi, the first threat of snow causes panic. Everybody tries to buy milk and bread, plus batteries. I have never figured out why, local rumor is that the weather men have a vested interest in dairy production. All it takes is one snowflake to cause a panic. Then just imagine the accidents and medical calls that will be keep the pager ringing..

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