How cold was it?

@BarBaraPrz (24949)
St. Catharines, Ontario
January 30, 2010 3:08pm CST
It was so cold last night that my cat crawled under the covers with me when I went to bed. It was also cold enough to freeze the pipes, even though I had left the water trickling in the kitchen sink. (Guess it should have been running a little faster.) So, how cold was it at your place last night?
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I think it might've gotten down to the upper 20's (that's like -2 or -3º C)
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jan 10
How's that parka coming along that yer knitting from cathair?
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
30 Jan 10
dont knit
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jan 10
Crochet?
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
3 Feb 10
The only solution is to insulate and seal the house. I do not know if you own the house or rent though. Even the old trick of putting plastic on the windows of an old house is cost effective as it insulates the windows and stops the drafts all in one operation. You would be surprised on where the cold come in in those old houses.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Feb 10
My problem is more along the lines of critters pulling out the insulation, from places only the critters can get to.
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• Canada
4 Feb 10
I lived out in the country in my last house and the mice always wanted to come inside in the fall as soon as the weather started to get cold. They apparently can walk up walls and get into the attic. I used to take out a dozen each year in order to protect the house, otherwise they can destroy the insulation and wiring. I agree they are very destructive. Although I have never had them, raccoons apparently are the worst. These seem to be more of an urban problem though.
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
i am in canada and we are struggling through a cold snap. last night was pretty cold but the night before's temperature was so low that the city issued a cold weather alert. this means that all homeless people on the street are encouraged to go to a homeless shelter and there are extra measures for them.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Is been cold enough where I live to have frozen pipes too. They have frozen the last two night, and possibly tonight too. I can't leave them drip because the faucet and handle both leak. They need replaced, but right now my money is funny. Lucky for me, that the pipes thawed out by the afternoon. Its been getting down around zero here in Northern Ohio. I keep telling myself, we are one day closer to spring.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
One day closer to spring... One day closer to spring... One day closer to spring... Do all your taps leak? At least your pipes thaw out by the afternoon.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I happened again last night, it also thawed out this afternoon. Last year my pipes frooze thruout the whole house. all my plumbing is on outside walls. the kitchen sink is the worst for freezing. I have an old house with an old heating system, I have an old gas space heater, it actually works good but doesn't get the heat to the back corner, of couse that is where the kitchen sink is. I have the pipes wrapped with insulation too.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
My inlaws had one of those off the kitchen, and another one in the rec room.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I don't know about Canada, but here in Chicago was very cold two days ago. Today is getting little warmer. I never think about water running to avoid pipe damage.... How cold it is now in Canada?
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
Right now it's about -9°C in Hamilton. It's supposed to get up to -4°C...
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Jan 10
not bad, it was an abuot -16 in Chicago two days ago.
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• Canada
30 Jan 10
IT was VERY cold last night. -28 C here. Just really, really cold. Our water pipes froze the night before though, but not last night, which I find strange.
@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jan 10
You're not out there in Alberta, are ya? Have your pipes thawed out yet? (Mine haven't.)
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• Canada
31 Jan 10
Yes, the hubby got them thawed with my hair dryer down in the basement. Apparently, they are touching the cement wall in a small place and that is why they freeze sometimes when it is very windy. And we had a bit of a wind storm the day before. No, in Southern Ontario, but it is all cropland here, so it feels like Saskatchewan in the winter time. lol WE have been keeping the bathroom taps turned on a trickle at night to prevent it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Well I am 2 weeks late. HAHAHA! Back then I'd say we were about 15 or so. Not cold for Minnesotans. We have only had about 10 days below zero. The coldest being 21 below zero. I love the cold to a point actually. Today, 2-10-2010, it is near 15 and sunny and feels good. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Feb 10
So that's where the sun went... it was sunny here Sunday and Monday.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 10
Not that cold. Probably in the low 40's, maybe high 30's. Yesterday was a pretty glorious day in the low 60's, but the rain is coming back today.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Feb 10
Well, (just now) it finally warmed up just enough for the pipes to thaw. I now have running water again. Yay!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Hi Doll When it's cold put a lamp under the sink with a 40 watt bulb Mske sure it can not tip over The heat will keep it from freezing and works well to unthaw frozen pipes as well. I ahve my huge great dane Daisy to keep my bed warmed up. oxoxoxoxo
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Feb 10
Never thought of that. Unfortunately, the frozen spot is somewhere else, somewhere inaccessible to me.
@Geone1 (65)
31 Jan 10
It wasn't to cold in UK but still I'd say cold enough for still leaving the cap on we have had snow in the UK over the past few weekes and unfortunately I don't think we have seen the last of it, oh well!!! Lol.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
We havn't had much snow here in Hamilton this winter... guess it all went to see you.
@MrKennedy (1993)
31 Jan 10
Last night, the weather dropped to sub-zero degrees It was really freezing, so I left the central heating on all night I must say, this is certainly one of coldest winters I can remember in a very long time
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
Yes, you seem to be having our winter this year. Up till now it hasn't been too bad here.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
31 Jan 10
It was 6 degrees here in NE Ohio. They said with the wind chill it was quite a few degrees below zero. I worried about frozen pipes too. In the kitchen I left the doors open under the sink so heat would migrate in there, and did the same in the bathroom where the pipes are under the sink, (as well as the cabinet that's on the end by the tub faucet.) I've been doing that for years now, and it really does seem to make a difference. Because our fuel oil is so expensive, we keep the house at 55 at night, so just that little heat trickle does seem to help a lot. The only water area I can't get heat to is the one back room that has the washer in it. Knock wood...I haven't had froze pipes in quite a few years. What I do in there is to pour about a fourth cup of salt down where the water drains out from the washer, and then the next morning I turn on the dryer with a load of damp clothes before even trying to turn the washer on. It's 8 out right now, so I'm following the same plan lol.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Hey Barbara! It was the coldest day so far this year here in NY so far! It was in the single digits with a wind chill factor well below zero so we were into the minus numbers! At 7:30AM when I woke up it was 8 degrees with the temperature 4 degrees below zero! My boyfriend went out to do the laundry, but he doesn't seem to let the cold bother him like most people! As for me I was supposed to go out with one of my girlfriends who has a car, but it was so cold that neither one of us even wanted to venture out at all! Those kinds of temps are just to dangerous to even go out for a minute with any exposed skin! Hopefully tomorrow it will hit at least 20 degress! Heat wave?
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Jan 10
When I let Harmony out for a bite of frozen air (she absolutely insisted on going out) it didn't seem quite as cold as yesterday, but my pipes are still frozen (day two).
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 10
Hi Bar well it was cold enough for for Gissi to get under my Covers and share the Hot Water Bottle lol But no frozen Pipes thank goodness
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jan 10
A hot water bottle and a furbaby under the covers! You must have been extra warm last night.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I really don't know how cold it got last night but know it was cold plus we have 7 inches of snow which is alot for us. My son is 28 & he had never seen this much. It's suppose to get down to 5 degrees tonight so i heard.Sorry about your pipes. I hate when that happens. Hope they will thaw out on their own & u don't have to have a plumbing bill, i hate that to. stay warm.
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@BarBaraPrz (24949)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Jan 10
They always freeze at least once a winter, usually because I forgot to leave the water running. But it was on this time, just not fast enough. They eventually thaw out. I always keep a 20L (5 US gal.) water cube full, so it's not so bad.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Feb 10
Wow that sounds cold! I live in Australia and it is summer here so I am not exactly feeling cold! It does get chilly here in the winter but it has never been below zero since I’ve been living here. It gets down to 1 or 2 on the coldest days. We don’t get snow or pipes freezing. I guess I am lucky our country is not an extremely cold one because I am a person who really suffers when it’s freezing. The one I miss is snow, it never snowws here because we are on the coast and our Christmases are snow free and HOT!
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• Italy
31 Jan 10
here it's very very cold
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
in this country snow is never gonna because my country has a tropical climate , but i do love a snow playing with snow is what i wanted.
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• China
31 Jan 10
oh, no my home is very warm. so my pets sleeps very well.
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