Month of January 2019 (Nat’l avg $2.257)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    It's Weather Underground... (wunderground) I've used it for a long time and frequently enough that I decided to contribute to them. I'm not sure if you'll get the same feature set with the advertisement subsidized version, but worth a try.

    The screen capture was from the 10-day forecast and I used the customize button to add the cloud cover.
     
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  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    These guys ? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

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  4. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Yah. The internet’s say it was a “tongue-in-cheek “ naming (founder was from university of Michigan, same as Bill Ayers)

    http://lennyvasbinder.blogspot.com/2009/03/weather-underground-weather-website-or.html
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That is the app I use, but the free version. The graph part only shows temp and rain chance.
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Sorry, Andrew...

    Edit: oh yeah, I also note that the Android app does not show the same (full) features of the web site, so try the web page version as well to see if any additional information is displayed...
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Confirmed. The website has more. Very nice presentation of the data.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 30 deg F , no frost on windshield ! 15.4 miles , 61.38 MPG.
    Tank is at 361.4 miles , 55.06 MPG. Snow should arrive around 5:00-6:00
    this afternoon.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looked like around 2800 @ 60 in our Jazz/Fit

    Detour #8 again last night, freezing 32°F, tailwind W6:
    46.7 / 23.0

    Had a bite to eat then dropped youngest off at youth club. Great run going with loads of FAS:
    63.4 / 1.5
    49.4 / 1.5
    DTE 23

    Picked her back up at 20:30, more stops this time, 36°F:
    57.7 / 1.5
    48.9 / 1.6
    DTE 17

    ***

    To work this morning for the last time in the Jazz/Fit, 2UP, 32 to 34°F, mainly crosswind 4SSE:
    48.6 / 22.3

    Put a can of gas in the tank this morning (1.45 GallsUS) but guess gauge didn't register it - needle is right on empty!

    Got to work with DTE showing only 5 miles
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Probably a difference in wheels and tires between yours and mine.

    I filled up on the way home. It was only 1/4 but I can't believe the prices we have. $1.839 / gal

    497 miles
    9.928 gallons
    50.06 mpg, slightly lower than scangauge

    Then 50.9 / 11.5 to school and work this morning.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Took Jazz/Fit to nearby car dealers yesterday, 2.6 miles / 52.3 mpg.
    They ended up offering about $100 more than original offer so very happy so it's gone!
    Went back home with wife in her Hyundai i10.
     
  12. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Congrats. Hopefully, the next owner will have many efficient miles out of the Jazz.
     
  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 9 deg F , no wind. Was lucky that I didn't need any defrost today. I thought about using
    heat , but didn't actually need it(warm gloves and hat). I didn't have any engine shut-off for ten miles ,
    but to be honest , that was the first time I had to stop at a traffic signal. I did some P&G , but sometimes
    the engine didn't shut off ( but fcd was still pegged at 100). 24.0 miles , 54.50 MPG.
    Tank is at 460.1 miles , 54.22 MPG. Will probably fill Tuesday AM.

    Stay warm !
     
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  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    9!? Gah! :eek:

    25F here. Took the cat to the vet this morning (spay and shots), then to work.
    51.2 mpg / 9.1 mi

    Tank is at 49.2 / 46 mi.
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    How about a -2F this morning and wind chills of about -20F? :eek: I went out to clear the solar panels. I was overly bundled to prevent frost bite, and could barely see through my fogged up sunglasses. :cool: High of 5F today and 1F tonight.

    We ended with about of foot of the white stuff, the top 4 inches were the consistency of granular sugar and about as heavy. The last 8 hours of the storm on Sunday was oscillating freezing rain and sleet with temperatures in the mid-20s F. I would have preferred all snow so I could shovel regularly and keep up with it. As is was, I didn't want to clear the snow for fear the later freezing rain would make things difficult. Grumble grumble...
     
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  16. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    What was the coolant temperature then? Are you using grill blocking? Parking overnight outdoors, or in a garage?

    Occasionally, for no apparent reason, my engine refuses to shut off during coasting when it's mostly warmed up, but always does once warm. The seemingly unnecessary engine-on time typically has the effect of bringing the battery charge indicator up to 7 segments from its usual 6.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can't easily determine coolant temp any more ; my SG only works once in a while.
    At this time , I can only park outside. I have a bit of grille block , but I'm sure it's not enough.
    I have also noticed getting 7 bars instead of six during these times (and when I'm actually using
    heater/defrost).
    Mostly , it's just damned COLD here.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Bill , that's COLD.
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Yes indeed. I went out for a quick job of clearing the road side leading up to the mailbox so the mail could be delivered. I hurried back in within 10 minutes with an almost frozen nose. I thought a hat and sunglasses would do for that short stint. Nope. I should have checked informeddelivery.usps.com first to see if there were any letters or packages. Nothing expected. It'll be more seasonal temperatures by tomorrow.

    I later went out for another 15-20 minutes with a balaclava and two layers of gloves and did much better.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 17 deg F. Bought fuel today , so 35.2 miles , 53.20 MPG. Tank was 496.5 miles , 58.0 fcd x 0.93 = 53.94 MPG.
    Since took the "normal" highway route , I DID run heat . after I got on the tollway. With the really low humidity , I haven't
    had much need for defrost.
     
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