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Title: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: FL SAAC on February 03, 2021, 09:37:36 AM
This is a Public Safety Announcement:
Today the weather has dropped below 60 degrees. In order no to freeze please wear proper clothing to battle this frigid weather.

The first picture was me this morning going to the grocery store.

The second picture (more formal) is me going to court. Be safe out there
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on February 03, 2021, 02:32:12 PM
Time to get those smudge pots lit.
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: Don Johnston on February 03, 2021, 03:39:18 PM
I will take the recommendation under advisement.  Those smudge pots might make good roasters for chicken wings on a stick cookout this weekend.

Aloha 8)
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: Side-Oilers on February 03, 2021, 08:45:45 PM
Time to get those smudge pots lit.

Yes!  Protect that citrus crop.   I'd have done the same thing.  And so did my relatives who owned orange and grapefruit groves, back in the ol' days.

More good use for fossil fuel.  Probably clean-kerosene.  ;D
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on February 03, 2021, 09:17:44 PM
More good use for fossil fuel.  Probably clean-kerosene.  ;D
I've got one I'm going to clean up and use for a fire pit on the patio. They were burning a kerosene/diesel mix in it. My mom's uncle bought orange groves to build tracts of homes on from the 40s to 60s. 2 things he did I remember. He left a couple orange trees in each back yard. The other was digging a big pit where they dumped all the smudge pots and small pieces of construction material they couldn't use. They'd toss in 5 gallons of gas and burn everything. When they got done they filled the pit and moved on to the next tract. Between smudge pots and backyard incinerators it's no wonder we couldn't breathe or see the SoCal foothills 3 miles away when I was growing up.
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on February 03, 2021, 09:34:53 PM
This is a Public Safety Announcement:
Today the weather has dropped below 60 degrees. In order no to freeze please wear proper clothing to battle this frigid weather.

The first picture was me this morning going to the grocery store.

The second picture (more formal) is me going to court. Be safe out there
60 degrees......seriously!!  We call that spring around here a we are typically wearing shorts when it gets that nice.

Toughen up buttercup  ;D

QSS
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: Stillakid54 on February 11, 2021, 10:24:48 PM

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60 degrees......seriously!!  We call that spring around here a we are typically wearing shorts when it gets that nice.

Toughen up buttercup  ;D

QSS
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Bang on. We have been living with -25 as the daytime high for over a week! The only positive, which really is not a positive, is I have finished restoring my vintage trunk ski rack for the cars. I even still have my old and skis/poles from 1970 to add to the rack. Will post a pic when the weather warms up.
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: Don Johnston on February 11, 2021, 11:01:40 PM
It has been in the low 60s here in the Pacific for the past few weeks so we locals are bundled in triple layer clothing.  The Mai Tais, do not need to be chilled.  Heck, both Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island and Haleakala on Maui have had snow. 

Still would rather shovel sand than snow and be able to cruise all year.  Winterize our cars means cool morning drives.  Heaters?  We don't need no stinkin' heaters. 8)
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: honker on February 12, 2021, 12:02:31 AM
We used to go to St. Pete's Beach Florida, in early January, Gulf side for many years. We'd be on the beach on a sunny 50 degree

 day in shorts and tees and the locals in their winter coats would look at us and say you must be from Canada !

Mike
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on February 12, 2021, 12:50:49 AM
We were tickling -40 the last couple nights.  At that temperature it doesn't matter if your in Celcius of Fahrenheit.  Thy are the same when you hit that brain numbing temperature.  Now that's what you call Freeze Warning.

QSS
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: FL SAAC on February 12, 2021, 10:22:36 AM
FL extended forecast,  attention to the yellow circles those are night temperatures.....

Some said that buying this jacket was a waste of money ,  boy where they wrong. At this rate with the weather dropping so drastically,  this jacket won't make it to the second season !
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: shelbydoug on February 12, 2021, 10:47:11 AM
It was you who posted the reviews of the ice and snow tires in Miami, wasn't it? Comon', admit it.
You gave up the snow chains?
Title: Re: Freeze Warning Public Service Announcement February 3, 2021
Post by: Don Johnston on February 12, 2021, 01:21:08 PM
So this is how we get frozen orange juice? 8)