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Date:         Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:28:21 +0000
Reply-To:     Stephen Grisanti <bike2vcu@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         Stephen Grisanti <bike2vcu@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: It's cold out there (Even in Florida)
Comments: To: David McNeely <davmcneely40@GMAIL.COM>
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One of my fondest memories of Austin is the sleet.  I recall driving my old panel truck (even at the time, a '55 in '73) out Airport Boulevard with my head stuck out the window so I could see where I was going. Stephen

On Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:02 PM, David McNeely <davmcneely40@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

It is always amusing to hear all the chatter about the cold in Florida, California, Texas whenever it occurs, and it does occur almost every winter, if only briefly.  A year ago this time I was camping in Joshua Tree NP, and experiencing below freezing temperatures and freezing rain and snow.  I grew up in Texas.  The NPR report today on it being cold in Austin erroneously stated that it only gets below freezing in Texas "maybe every five years."  Yeah, right.  That would be true for Brownsville, but not Austin.  Frozen fountains in Dallas are always good for the national news. Guess what, they happen every year, as does a snowfall or two.  The all time record low in Dallas is 8 below F, and lows in the teens are regular events in December and January.  The average annual snowfall in Amarillo is 17", similar to that in many northern cities.  Of course, in Dallas, if it is 20 F for the high one day it may well be 60 F a day or two later.

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 7:12 PM, Dennis Haynes <> wrote:

> I'm currently in Barefoot Bay Florida. Winter coat and hat to ride a golf > cart! We drove down here from NY 12/27. Obvious Fun Bus needs a thermostat. > Gauge didn’t get to midway point until we were stuck in traffic in > Jacksonville. Only then did the oil get over 160f. New stat going in > tomorrow. Going to try Mahle brand. > > BTW, now over 326K. > > Dennis > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf > Of Anthony Egeln > Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:21 PM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Re: It's cold out there (Even in Florida) > >  BTW, for all you weather buffs, it was 37F in our part of northeast > Florida at noon today.  It has now warmed to 40F here at the Jacksonville > beaches, but forecasted to 29F overnight. > We aren't used to daytime temperatures like that. > Sorry.....had to chime in and commiserate with you freezing Yankees and > Canadians. > Anthony in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL > > > >    On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 2:55:06 PM EST, David Beierl < > dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET> wrote: > >  Sitting in the driveway with outside temp of 31F, front levers to right > and fan speed two, rear blower speed two. > > At idle with gauge needle inside the left half of the LED, temperature just > *inside* the windshield vent 129F, just *inside* the rear blower vent 150F. > > At about 2000 rpm, windshield vent 160F rear blower vent 165F. > > A couple years ago in the summer I had an aluminum dryer vent running from > the rear blower out the side window (radiator experimenting).  I was > measuring 180F at the window at that time. > > Yrs, > d > >

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