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Old 01-23-2019, 02:26 PM
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Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, parts of Texas fall into "the southern folk area". I know it sometimes gets cold in Texas. Last year my daughter called us saying it was snowing.

However, when you get to 8 below, THEN you will have an idea. If there is no snow on the ground (or ice) I will walk out on the sidewalk barefoot at 29. We still grill outside in all temps.

HOWEVER it is a matter of perspective. Since I am acclimated to our climate, your climate would kill me. It would take a year to get acclimated to your summers, if I ever did. We are going to look towards the western side of N. Carolina towards the mountains where it is a little more like here.

During your summers, I would walk to the end of the driveway and come back in to change clothes and wring the ones I just wore out.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:10 PM
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We had 8 degrees here on Sunday night and most of Monday with a -20 windchill. Sunday morning I grilled a steak in shorts and a tshirt because it was 60. Sustained single digits with 35 mph winds is cold no matter how you cut it but I don't consider it freezing cold until you can spit and its frozen before it hits the ground. I've also worked down in Florida when it was 110 and that really didn't bother me much. Jersey gets some weird temp swings man but I think the car is away for the winter now. Everything on the road is white.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:35 PM
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We had 8 degrees here on Sunday night and most of Monday with a -20 windchill. Sunday morning I grilled a steak in shorts and a tshirt because it was 60. Sustained single digits with 35 mph winds is cold no matter how you cut it but I don't consider it freezing cold until you can spit and its frozen before it hits the ground. I've also worked down in Florida when it was 110 and that really didn't bother me much. Jersey gets some weird temp swings man but I think the car is away for the winter now. Everything on the road is white.
It is going to be warm for the next few days, but we need some rain to wash away all the road salt that the DOT put down.
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Well, winter is sure here now!
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:39 AM
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Yeah I'm with you guys its 52 and freezing here!
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:32 PM
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Yeah I'm with you guys its 52 and freezing here!
my heart bleeds for you it is -4 here this morning
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We are having winter here today. Woke up with temps around 24F. It started yesterday, the schools closed due to a threat of snow. I think Spring is starting Friday. Forecast for 60's to Mid 70's next week.

To be fair to the schools, the forecast was for rain mixing with snow in the morning, with temperatures below freezing at lunch. Down here it makes no sense to invest in sanders or plows. If the rain started freezing with kids at school the bus rides home would quickly become dangerous.

And I'm not someone who has never dealt with snow. I spent 12 years working on the flightline (mostly night shift) in Rome New York.
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Originally Posted by Patsgarage View Post
It is going to be warm for the next few days, but we need some rain to wash away all the road salt that the DOT put down.
Good ole gov. Murphy.....he got caught with his pants down from that storm that caused havoc during rush hour, now he over salts the roads and closes the state gov't for a 2" snow storm
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I'm in Minnesota. It was -27 on my way to work this morning. It's -15 now. I miss my corvette, the poor thing's been sitting in the garage since 11/10/18.
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Good ole gov. Murphy.....he got caught with his pants down from that storm that caused havoc during rush hour, now he over salts the roads and closes the state gov't for a 2" snow storm
Don't look at me, I didn't vote for him.
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Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post
I'm in Minnesota. It was -27 on my way to work this morning. It's -15 now. I miss my corvette, the poor thing's been sitting in the garage since 11/10/18.
I could never live there.
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Ok, we just had blizzard conditions here for ~15 minutes, I could not see my neighbors house through the snow.
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Don't look at me, I didn't vote for him.
neither did I, but when he jumped up on stage for his victory speech(see below).... I lost what little respect I had for him

https://imgur.com/dmTzDFJ


That is a Goldman Sachs executive???

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Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post
I'm in Minnesota. It was -27 on my way to work this morning. It's -15 now. I miss my corvette, the poor thing's been sitting in the garage since 11/10/18.
Years ago one of my grand uncles offered me one of the family farms for a really good price. Seeing it was in Bird Island, which is west of St. Paul out towards the flat ground I politely declined. My dad told stories if it being below 0 for days and weeks on end when he was child on the farm. I remember visiting Uncle Lawrence's farm and seeing the evergreen trees planted as a windbreak all stunted and gnarled from the cold winters.

Of course, I politely said No Thank You
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neither did I, but when he jumped up on stage for his victory speech(see below).... I lost what little respect I had for him

https://imgur.com/dmTzDFJ


That is a Goldman Sachs executive???
My wife has had several interactions with him through work, he is literally a human piece of excrement. I can only hope the people of this state wake up before it is too late, but I fear that is not going to happen.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Patsgarage View Post

I do not drive this car as much as I should, but last night I pulled the cover off after a month or so and she started right up. As I cruised up to work (60 mi round trip) I couldn't help but smile. Yeah, she has her flaws, but it is easy to forget them when there is an open road with very little traffic.
Yes, I know the sign if for a C5, but it was a gift from my wife.
I still like C-4'S . There's something about lowering yourself into the cockpit that feels like a race car .
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TravisSchoech View Post
I'm down in north Texas. Our winters are usually very mild, but I really want to drive my vette in the snow. I've never done it. Hopefully we get some snow this season so I can have some fun.

You are probably tired of the snow in the winter up there, but down here I think we find it entertaining, especially watching everyone who doesn't know how to drive in it.
I had an 86 Trans Am with 50 series tires on it . 2" of snow and it wouldn't move . Just spin the tires . I wonder if traction control helps ?
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Originally Posted by playsdixie View Post
had mine 2 winters in the U>P of Michigan....no driving whatsoever....however, it's now down in S Florida and very happy with Florida roads.......smooth as a baby's bottom.....
Send pictures . I love Florida .
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