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

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

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I had frost on my speedometer this morning. There's no way to blow heated air on THAT.
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , ONE deg F. Wunderground says wind from the E at 9-21 MPH , but I
    saw our flags pointing toward the north east here in Elk Grove Village.
    16.3 miles , 45.10 MPG. Tank ? You don't want to know.
    Looking at record cold tonight , and it may be below zero F for the next 30 hours.
    Fun , huh ? At least the roads were clean today.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Crisp and clear 29F here.

    48.6 / 5.3 - home
    50.8 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is steady at 50.0 / 196 mi.
    F_\__|____E
     
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    That's a big chunk of the central U.S. taking a beating from the cold. Good luck to all!
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home last night, 2UP, detour #8 then needed another longer detour to avoid a queue and some roadworks, 37°F, tail/crosswind SW7:
    40.7 / 24.4

    To work this morning, 2UP, freezing 32°F and slower than normal but not too bad, head/crosswind SSW6:
    47.8 / 22.6

    Tank down 0.4 at 44.9 (FCD 47.3) / 208.3 / Range 445 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 46.3 / DTE 417
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home last night, 2UP, detour #8 again then a slightly different detour to avoid the large queue to the roadworks near home, 37°F, tailwind W6:
    40.0 / 24.2

    To work this morning, 2UP, just below freezing 31°F and slower than normal again, headwind W8:
    47.5 / 22.8

    Tank down 0.4 at 44.5 (FCD 46.9) / 255.3 / Range 390 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 45.9 / DTE 364

    Lost 2nd pip @ 233 miles
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Filled up last night after dinner , just to be safe. Miles , I don't know , around 400. FCD = 49.6 * .93 = 46.13 MPG.
    Today , -22 deg F. Not sure why , but I got in the car , put on my seatbelt , pushed the button , and
    put it in D. Now that I'm at work , I might as well stay where it's warm. Oh yeah , fcd for this morning's trip
    was around 35.
     
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I have siblings in Bolingbrook, IL (-22F) and Ft. Wayne, IN (-15F). WTF!!?
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Frosty here again. Definitely below average, but I ain't complainin' with what y'all have.

    55.6 / 5.3 - home
    48.2 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is steady at 50 / 212 mi. 3/4 full.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's exactly what I said (WTF). But it could be worse. If I had to ride the bicycle , naked , 16 miles in
    this weather , THAT would be worse. But I have a car with an almost-adequate heater , so I will drive that.
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I would not want to be frozen to a bicycle seat or anything else. :eek:
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I've got a relative in Ohio who's an EMT. Out on the streets in -10 degrees.
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Yowza. I hope those ambulances have good heating systems. I guess it goes without saying they'll be idling round the clock if they're at all busy.
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Many LONG decades ago, nothin' made my in-shape but slender body more tired than wrestlin' 425 pound bales of paper pulp packs on the fifth day of loading a rusty Russian ship. Was "muscle deep tired", as to turn a young body old..... all at the same time. At other times on the refrigerator fruit ships with temperatures just above freezing, we worked so hard..... bare-chested.
     
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  15. litesong

    litesong litesong

    With local temperatures at 42degF, some U.S. regions that are ESE of me, have temperatures 84+degF lower.... & we haven't mentioned wind chill yet. Average Arctic temperature above the 80th parallel is NOT as low as -17degF. All of the Arctic above the 80th parallel has been in darkness for 4(+?) continuous months.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Slight warming here. Up above freezing at least.

    Had a nice 56.3 home last night.
    Then 51.8 this morning.

    Tank is up a hair to 50.2 / 242 mi.
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Sister from Bolingbrook, IL travels in her work and is stuck in Ohio due to flight cancellations.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    3 times in a row! Last night, 2UP, detour #8 again then another detour to avoid 2 large queues on second half, 34°F, tailwind W6:
    39.5 / 24.4

    Needed to detour traffic light section this morning, 2UP, sub zero 23°F "warming up" to 27°F at work, headwind W2, struggled to keep the numbers up in the cold although it's nothing like what some of you guys are experiencing! I didn't notice the minus sign on your temperature Edwin and initially thought at 22°F it was just a bit colder than us MINUS 22°F - just wow:
    43.5 / 23.0

    Tank down 0.5 at 45.0 (indicated 46.3) / 302.7 / Range 320 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 45.4 / DTE 310

    Lost 3rd pip @ 288 miles
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    It's a balmy 261 degrees Kelvin here.

    edit: It was zero F this morning as I dusted the couple inches of snow off the solar panels and my fingers quickly got numb even in good, heavy gloves. Now 10 deg F (261 K).

    I had to take the wife's Prius Prime for a 20k service and a sensor reprogramming for some issue with problems people reported in automated car washes. Not my thing but I waited the extra 45 minutes anyway.

    It was worth the effort clearing the panels. Full power right now with the 8.4 kW rated microinverters. The darker shaded one has a bad diode in its panel and the replacement hasn't been obtained yet.
     

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