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12-07-2013, 04:58 PM
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Time for something like this?



As long as it's climate controlled lol.
heh, just venting.



The only part I struggle with is the fingers. I can take all the cold nature has to throw at me but when i'm working at something with bare hands, tightening nuts, lubricating drive chain, wheels etc its like sticking your fingers in a vat of dry ice out there.

Gonna be tough for all the people that didn't put out the christmas lights yet.

Anything that requires bare finger dexterity out there right now is ouch ouch ouch..

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12-07-2013, 06:22 PM
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When does the unheated garage door opener always stop working? yep...

-40 on a weekend.

Got it fixed, still can't feel my hands.

This is still stupid cold.

I think this is worse than normal -40 because it seems like a fair amount of humidity in the air and of course the wind..
I went to the locksmith to get several replacement door keys, and threatened the family with unspecified damages if they use the garage to enter/exit the house.

Had two furnace failures requiring emergency repairs this week, and will not be fixing the garage door because someone got lazy, haha.

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12-07-2013, 08:13 PM
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When does the unheated garage door opener always stop working? yep...

-40 on a weekend.

Got it fixed, still can't feel my hands.

This is still stupid cold.

I think this is worse than normal -40 because it seems like a fair amount of humidity in the air and of course the wind..
I was out around early afternoon, and holy **** was it ever obscenely cold. My hands were in freezing pain as I tried to run to my destination. Agreed on the humidity and wind part, those definitely make it way worse.


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12-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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I went to the locksmith to get several replacement door keys, and threatened the family with unspecified damages if they use the garage to enter/exit the house.

Had two furnace failures requiring emergency repairs this week, and will not be fixing the garage door because someone got lazy, haha.
Been there done that as well.

Threw in a new motor on an older furnace years ago, had to also replace the belt and do some maintenance on pulleys. Everything is dark and hard to get at in there and I'm sorta big.

Get everything back together finally somewhat rotating true after hours. Turn on the furnace, and like an idiot go upstairs proud of my work. Within minutes of the furnace reheating the house that lost 10 or so degrees because its minus incredible outside..suddenly theres a sound like a screeching freight train. I knew immediately what it was. By the time I jumped down the stairs to turn the furnace off one pulley that apparantly wasn't tight enough worked loose and was rubbing belt against the housing. Which in split seconds had managed to burn out the stupid Canadian Tire motor. ****ing ****..

At that point rather than fixing everything with a balpeen hammer I called a repairman.. This now being afterhours OT call.

My total cost being twice what it would be if I just made the damn phone call first...


In better news its now positively balmy outside. or at least feeling that way compared to what it was.

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12-14-2013, 08:37 PM
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Really bad freezing rain out west of the city in Spruce and Stony. 16 and 16A are a gong show.

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12-14-2013, 08:42 PM
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Really bad freezing rain out west of the city in Spruce and Stony. 16 and 16A are a gong show.
The whole city now is. If people thought everything was curling ice before this..

Gotta say it the weather forecast is off. "light freezing rain" less than a milimeter? Its pouring out there and turning everything into ice.


Heres a forecast, how about worst ice storm in the Edmonton area in 20yrs? That might've got our attention a bit more..

Just drove home from a workout and its awful. At -7 just around the perfect temperature for it to immediately freeze on contact. Its literally impossible to have a more screwed temp for rain coming down on packed snow.

Don't go out if you don't have to. Whatever you do don't attempt roads with hills in this crap. Some roads are virtually impassable. I would say Henday will probably be entirely shutdown tonight.

Only hope here is temp increases enough that this stuff almost melts a little. Or if it turns to snow and its doing neither.

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12-14-2013, 08:52 PM
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So how bout that weather lol.

The farmers wanted rain! Take that everyone including myself! Wait

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12-14-2013, 08:55 PM
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Province wide the weather has been ridiculous the last 3 weeks.

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The whole city now is. If people thought everything was curling ice before this..

Gotta say it the weather forecast is off. "light freezing rain" less than a milimeter? Its pouring out there and turning everything into ice.


Heres a forecast, how about worst ice storm in the Edmonton area in 20yrs? That might've got our attention a bit more..

Just drove home from a workout and its awful. At -7 just around the perfect temperature for it to immediately freeze on contact. Its literally impossible to have a more screwed temp for rain coming down on packed snow.

Don't go out if you don't have to. Whatever you do don't attempt roads with hills in this crap. Some roads are virtually impassable. I would say Henday will probably be entirely shutdown tonight.

Only hope here is temp increases enough that this stuff almost melts a little. Or if it turns to snow and its doing neither.
It's bad. Total skating rink. I'd say we have at least 3-5 mm of ice in some spots out here. So much for going to the city for a Christmas party. I just don't trust other drivers in these conditions.

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12-14-2013, 09:04 PM
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It's bad. Total skating rink. I'd say we have at least 3-5 mm of ice in some spots out here. So much for going to the city for a Christmas party. I just don't trust other drivers in these conditions.
Theres a very real possibility tonight of people just not making it home from events. I would wait until extremely late or early in am depending on perspective.

What a joke it is as well that this worst stuff seems to come on Saturday nights when you just know some bozos are going to be out drinking and lighting it up in monster trucks.

Between the road conditions and idiot drivers its total gong show out there. So far people are driving sensibly but surely not going to last long..

This is easily the worst driving conditions I've seen in Edmonton in at least a decade. This was not properly forecast and people were not properly warned. As we speak people are being stranded on the bottom of hill by river on Quesnell. Can't climb the hills.

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12-14-2013, 09:21 PM
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Theres a very real possibility tonight of people just not making it home from events. I would wait until extremely late or early in am depending on perspective.

What a joke it is as well that this worst stuff seems to come on Saturday nights when you just know some bozos are going to be out drinking and lighting it up in monster trucks.

Between the road conditions and idiot drivers its total gong show out there. So far people are driving sensibly but surely not going to last long..

This is easily the worst driving conditions I've seen in Edmonton in at least a decade. This was not properly forecast and people were not properly warned. As we speak people are being stranded on the bottom of hill by river on Quesnell. Can't climb the hills.
I had no idea it was raining until someone posted it on my wifes facebook.
went outside and I was like "holy *******"
I'm not going anywhere tomorrow and am going to take the train to work Monday.

like Seedling said, road conditions are that bad and you can't trust the other drivers.

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12-14-2013, 09:28 PM
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There was warning for 5mm of freezing rain on environment Canada's website the last 4 days.

There was warning just noone in media deemed it a story.

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I had no idea it was raining until someone posted it on my wifes facebook.
went outside and I was like "holy *******"
I'm not going anywhere tomorrow and am going to take the train to work Monday.

like Seedling said, road conditions are that bad and you can't trust the other drivers.
Its supposed to be -1 near midnight and with continued rain and roads always heating up a bit with vehicles on them it just might be a bit better tonight then it is presently.

Forecast still has temp climbing another 5 degrees from wht it is now. That said forecast has totally screwed the pooch again. Its one thing to say less than a millimeter of rain. Its another to open the door, get outside and realize its been considerable rain. Less than a millimeter wouldn't have had any effect.

When I got to my vehicle after working out I could barely open the vehicle doors. The whole vehicle just sitting there for a few hours was encased in ice.

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12-14-2013, 09:33 PM
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There was warning for 5mm of freezing rain on environment Canada's website the last 4 days.

There was warning just noone in media deemed it a story.
WEather network right now at this exact moment is still saying less than a milimeter. What gives? How can there be so much difference in forecast?


I would say no one had the right information, I sure didn't.

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12-14-2013, 09:34 PM
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Well **** me, I have to go out in just over an hour too.

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12-14-2013, 09:40 PM
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Well **** me, I have to go out in just over an hour too.
Avoid any freeways or highways if you can. A lot of em aren't getting anywhere.

I find this helpful.

http://edmontontrafficcam.com/

Quesnell has been a standstill for an hour. Traffic backed up for miles on Whitemud.

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Awesome, thanks.

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12-14-2013, 10:00 PM
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Drive safe if you must head out. I have to head out again around midnight. Supposed to be -1 by then, Its -4 now and was -7 when I was out.

Conditions are getting slightly better with the modest warming up. Too bad the temp won't climb above zero till morning.

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Cars are just collecting at the bottom of the ramp by the casino at west Ed lol

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It's crazy out there. I just had to head out for a bit, spent a good 20m chiseling the ice off my windshield / windows

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Really windy here in Lethbridge today, wind warnings through out Southern Alberta. However, I dont mind much when its a chinook.

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Theres a very real possibility tonight of people just not making it home from events. I would wait until extremely late or early in am depending on perspective.

What a joke it is as well that this worst stuff seems to come on Saturday nights when you just know some bozos are going to be out drinking and lighting it up in monster trucks.

Between the road conditions and idiot drivers its total gong show out there. So far people are driving sensibly but surely not going to last long..

This is easily the worst driving conditions I've seen in Edmonton in at least a decade. This was not properly forecast and people were not properly warned. As we speak people are being stranded on the bottom of hill by river on Quesnell. Can't climb the hills.
Yeah it's easily the worst I can remember since maybe the mid 90's. The big trucks thing is what I see too much of as I do lots of highway travel. It's always the big trucks going 140 and they think they are invincible. They are the first ones in the ditch and always causing injury, or worse, to others.

The wife just said ETS is shut down.

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WEather network right now at this exact moment is still saying less than a milimeter. What gives? How can there be so much difference in forecast?


I would say no one had the right information, I sure didn't.
It was out there - we canceled going to an event out of town this morning because of the freezing rain warning.

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Yeah it's easily the worst I can remember since maybe the mid 90's. The big trucks thing is what I see too much of as I do lots of highway travel. It's always the big trucks going 140 and they think they are invincible. They are the first ones in the ditch and always causing injury, or worse, to others.

The wife just said ETS is shut down.
Wow. I can't even remember the last time the ETS shut down.

My brother and his friends are cabbing to a bar tonight.....hope they will be fine.

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