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    How cold it is where you are?

    I'm in Phoenix, AZ. Normally January is when we get to gloat in 65 degree sunny weather while the rest of the country is shoveling their sidewalks. It makes up for those 115 degree days in July we suffer through.

    However, in 15 years of living here I have never seen what I saw yesterday. I went for a run around 4:30pm and I saw ice in the concrete gutter on the side of the road. I have seen ice a few times, and it even snowed once (didn't stick or anything) but NEVER have I seen ice in the street at 4:30 in the afternoon. I know this would be common elsewhere. Not Phoenix!

    It's been in the mid 20s every morning the last 3 or 4 mornings. We have two citrus plants, a lemon tree and an unknown tree in the front that's too small for fruit at this point. I'm pretty sure the small one is going to die completely. The other one will need serious pruning and probably won't grow lemons for two years. I picked maybe a third of what was out there on the tree, about three paper grocery bags' worth, before this cold hit. The rest are probably ruined. If the fruit freezes, the ice crystals that form tear up the membranes inside the fruit, so if you cut into it you just get mush.

    To make matters worse, the heat boiler in my workplace blew up last week, so we still have no heat.
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    C-C-C-COLD!!!

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    16 this morning when I got up.... Unheard of for this part of California. Found a crack in my pool fill valve - froze and was weeping water - I'll be fixing that this afternoon.

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    Here in North GA, we're staying a nice comfy mid-50's under a big blanket of rain clouds and fog. It's been a very mild winter so far with just a few dips into the low 30's/upper 20's so far. We had a high 73 degrees on Saturday!
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    -6 this morning in central Nebraska

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    A damp, dark and, cold 37 in the DC Metro region this morning.
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    23f right now. Everything is covered in ice from an ice storm Saturday evening. It was 15f high yesterday.
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    It hit -5C / 23F here in North West England this morning. Up until the past few days it had been a mild winter.
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    21 degrees

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    30 F right now

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    washington iowa 20s-30s all week. Been working outside all week too. Kinda sucks.

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    -4c in derby uk right now! just went out to move the car and the doors were froze shut!
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    Last week we had the hottest day on record, 40.9 deg C (105.6 deg F) and a crap load of bush fires to go along with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harw00d View Post
    -4c in derby uk right now! just went out to move the car and the doors were froze shut!
    Mine too. Frozen doors and frozen on the inside too!
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    72 degrees here in Florida..Ive gotta cut the bloomin yard tomorrow!

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    Damn near balmy just outside of DC...


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    A warm 32 F here in Michigan this evening. Usually, it's much colder this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Last week we had the hottest day on record, 40.9 deg C (105.6 deg F) and a crap load of bush fires to go along with it
    That's hot

    What part of Australia are you in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    That's hot

    What part of Australia are you in?
    Here's a clue:


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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Here's a clue:


    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't generally more mild in Tasmania than it is on the mainland?

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