Southeast Texas?

Barry

Paint Fanatic
Staff member
GA not far behind, I think our high for at least last 2 months 67 according to my truck.
Snow this coming Friday??? Please give us a break!
This global warming stuff is not working!
 

EddieF

Top Banana
South FL- i'm cooling off indoors atm, 87F out. Parent's visiting, mom's swimming.
Not all peachy, after no rain since Turkey day, we got over 6" last 2 days & i need yards of soil for my diy fruit farm but ain't happening till grass ain't mush.
 

texasking

Promoted Users
My sisters and a nephew live in Texas.
One has no power, the other who lives an hour away does.
5 degrees, windchill - 11 degrees.
The nephew hasn't had electricity since 2:30 am and his whole house is electric. They have no alternate source of heat and roads are impassible.
There are hundreds of thousands in the Houston area in the same situation. (Update: 1.2 million households Houston area, 2.8 million statewide, without power) What started out as 30-45 minute rolling power outages has now turned into power may not be restored until tomorrow, with predicted lows in the single digits here tonight. Luckily, I have power, gas heat, and a fireplace, but my son lives in an all electric trailer and his power has been out since 2:00 AM. Highs haven't reached 20°, and our roads are a mess, so he is just going to be cold.
 
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texasking

Promoted Users
What's ironic is running out of energy in Texas, when it is needed the most. That is like running out of oranges in Florida, peaches in Georgia, wine in California, corn in Iowa, potatoes in Idaho, etc. It boils down to relying too much on an unreliable power source like wind power (it froze) instead of what is reliable, affordable, and readily available.
 

Brad J.

Oldtimer
13 degrees today in Michigan. I don't think we've had hi temps above 20 this month. I just spent 3 1/2 hours on the tractor and snowblower getting rid of 8" of snow. I'm fortunate that we live outside the lake effect zone so it's pretty rare we get this much at once. It is sunny outside today so that a positive. This time a year were lucky to see sunshine once a week so solar panels are a viable solution to our energy needs. Now I just want to pull out a nice piece of cardboard and take a nap on the heated shop floor.

We have more snow on the ground than we have in 10 years. Can't wait for the future when I'll have to use an electric tractor to clear snow.
 

Julian

Promoted Users
13 degrees today in Michigan. I don't think we've had hi temps above 20 this month. I just spent 3 1/2 hours on the tractor and snowblower getting rid of 8" of snow. I'm fortunate that we live outside the lake effect zone so it's pretty rare we get this much at once. It is sunny outside today so that a positive. This time a year were lucky to see sunshine once a week so solar panels are a viable solution to our energy needs. Now I just want to pull out a nice piece of cardboard and take a nap on the heated shop floor.

We have more snow on the ground than we have in 10 years. Can't wait for the future when I'll have to use an electric tractor to clear snow.

Is your shop floor heated with radiant hot water system in the slab?
 

texasking

Promoted Users
This time a year were lucky to see sunshine once a week so solar panels are a viable solution to our energy needs. Now I just want to pull out a nice piece of cardboard and take a nap on the heated shop floor.
Honest question. How do the solar panels work when they get covered with snow? I would think a heated floor would be perfect in a paint booth, but I have never seen one. Would seem to cure a lot of "too cold to spray" epoxy problems.
 
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NextGen Classics

Floor sweeper
This was Sunday morning here in northern Wisconsin.
 

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