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Ice storm instead of snow storm

Here in Connecticut, we had a cold few days and now are getting up to 2 inches of rain today. I just went outside earlier and it's nothing but ice. I didn't even think about that occurring, so when I took my first step out the door I nearly took a digger.
It would have been nice to get some snow so I can fire up the blower...had them gassed up and shovels on-hand. Such a tease. It's like getting all dressed up and having nowhere to go.

At any rate, anyone who gets weather like this, be careful when driving. There's always some knucklehead out on the road who's likely to cause an accident

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if the Doppler weather radar shows the storm coming from down south or southeast, the air in it is usually too warm to get a good snowstorm going. it peters out and we get this instead. when it passes, then our weather goes back to normal.

and to be honest, I'd rather have cold weather and now in the winter for Christmas, than warm weather.

warm weather in December- sucks !




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Totally with you there. Except for today. I have to do front brakes on a friend's 2012 F150, and it would suck doing it in the snow.

My garage won't fit the truck.....

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it's worse doing brakes in the snow, than in the freezing rain.

I did front rotors, calipers, pads, upper/lower ball joints, inner/outer wheel bearings, tie rods/drag link in my F150 in the snow first year I bought it.

it was enjoyable actually...no sweating.

nothing long johns, sweatshirts, insulated coveralls couldn't handle.

the most memorable outdoor car repair, was when the heater fan went on my 1972 Olds Cutlass 2-door coupe, back in 1980's. we had a cold snap the night before. it was 25 below zero i.e. -25F. in the morning at 7AM, when I started the repair. I was in my early 20's and had no heavy work clothing, just a surplus US Army GI field jacket w/liner, long john shirt and pants, jeans, sweat shirt, and gloves.

loosened the lug nuts, went back in house to warm my hands
jacked up car, removed tire, put frame on jackstand, went back in house to warm hands
removed half of the plastic inner fender bolts, went back in house to warm hand
removed other half of inner fender bolts, went back in house to warm hands
removed inner fender, and started to remove blow fan from heater core box, went back in house to warm hands

when I finally removed the blower fan, the sun had some up, and it was a balmy 8 degrees above zero, I was able to stay out there and finish the job. it felt like a heat wave compared to -25

same thing happened another time it went down that cold, the thermostat stuck on the car, had to change that too. but that's only 2 bolts and easy to get at.




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It's them young kids and women driving their SUV's you need to watch out for. Use caution and leave a few minutes earlier to stay safe.

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Blame it on EL-NINO. no polar vortex this year.:co ol:

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