Month of November 2022 Nat’l Avg $3.758)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Oct 31, 2022.

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Gas may be plentiful, but to me in our Northwest, gas is not cheap. With the manual Elantra I was going to fill up at Costco for $3.859 (down from a week ago). But, I misplaced my Costco card. Going to one of my backup stations, I got it for $3.499. Still not cheap, but I saved $4+. Yeah, I can use the $4 very nicely.
    After I gassed up, it was dark. Never liked driving in the dark much. No mountains, valleys, rivers or seas to see. But driving the manual Elantra was nice in the dark. The lights, not the super bright searing, blinding blue-white lights, as they come at you, but the Elantra lights are OK, specially at my poke-along speeds. Avoiding the freeway backup, I took Highway 9 home. Tho fairly busy traffic, the stoplights were pretty generous to us in the south bound lane & later in the multiple lanes. & of course, the manual shifter & 4 disk brakes made for positive & accurate responses, when razzle-dazzlers had to make their ways forward in the traffic. Yes, no nerves were jangled, & no spirits were depressed, & home was reached with all due comfort.
     
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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Whoa! Nothin’ about driving in this post. Just raised the Venetian blinds in the computer room. There is a sweet red-streaked cloud sunrise! AND there is a beautiful thin crescent moon higher in the sky, accompanying the sunrise! Just wonderful! I got to get to the window & look at it for a while. Bye.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Thanks, CleanMPGers! (US holiday)

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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes, after the outside parked Hyundai Accent thaws in the sun a bit, I’ll take a drive with binoculars to see how the animals are celebrating Thanksgiving Day! Hope I’ll see some good action. Anyhow, I started my Thanksgiving Day breakfast by eating……pumpkin pie!

    Was looking at an ABC Thanksgiving Day parade……..but they truncated the actual picture strongly, so they could surround the image with still holiday decorations. I immediately found another parade that was full screen on NBC. It was much better with more impact. If TVs are getting increasingly bigger, there is no reason to make images smaller for the sake of “artistic freedom”.

    PS……Got some good views with the PennCrest 7-15x35mm zoom binoculars. Was some Common Merganzers & other ducks on the river looking for their Thanksgiving dinners. A Bald Eagle flew off, just as I got him in the binoculars. Some good fog pictures as the sun streamed down thru the trees. Met some fishermen who were trying to catch a Thanksgiving Day fish, instead of the usual store-bought Turkey. Over at another site, Trumpeter Swans were taking their ease out in the open fields. Once in a while, one to 6 Trumpeters came to join the other Swans. Got some excellent views as they swept low over my head.
    Lots of airliners were in the air, traveling on Thanksgiving Day. I saw 4 airliners, all in the same 15 power view.
     
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I had chocolate pie for breakfast. :D
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Chocolate pie! Oh that must have been good. Ya got me going. So I had more pumpkin pie…..with ice cream! & now we’re watching the Westminister Dog Show. So many spectacular dogs. It’s so strange all the new dog breeds.

    Oh, watching the Wizard of OZ now. Oh, Boy!
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Catch-up time again!

    11/17

    Back home, 48°F:
    20.0 miles - 199 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kW

    11/18
    To the retail park free charger on the way to work, 46°F:
    12.4 miles - 230 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    26.18 miles added in 51".
    Charger to work, 47°F:
    8.5 miles - 176 Wh/mi or 5.7 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 52°F:
    20.0 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW
    To charity shop and back, 49°F:
    1.7 miles - 283 Wh/mi or 3.5 Mi/kWh
    1.8 miles - 283 Wh/mi or 3.5 Mi/kWh
    Home charge:
    98.24 miles added in 3'00".

    11/19
    To mother-in-law's house:
    3.2 miles - 157 Wh/mi or 6.4 Mi/kW
    26.75 miles added in 1'56".
    Short trip to charity shop to drop a load of donations off then home, 49°F:
    0.7 miles - 356 Wh/mi or 2.8 Mi/kW
    3.0 miles - 252 Wh/mi or 4.0 Mi/kW

    11/20
    To work on a Sunday to finish the IT upgrade ready for Monday, 43°F:
    19.2 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW
    0.1 miles (moved car)
    Back home many hours later!!, 44°F, it went well:
    20.1 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW

    11/21
    To the retail park charger on the way to work, shorter charge as needed to get to work 1/2 hour earlier than normal, 37°F:
    12.4 miles - 230 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    14.85 miles added in 28".
    Charger to work, 37°F:
    8.5 miles - 176 Wh/mi or 5.7 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 43°F:
    19.6 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW

    I will catch up some more at some point - going to holiday home this afternoon after a visit to the pub for lunch and taking the wife’s Hyundai i10 for it’s annual roadworthiness test (MOT).
     
  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    FREE charge noted!

    With 357,000 wonderfully excellent miles on our 3 Hyundai cars, I bet your wife’s Hyundai i10 is really roadworthy, too!
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Went to Detroit to visit Jackie for two days.
    Not actually Detroit , but Bloomfield Hills MI , which is
    a LOT nicer. We had a very good visit. Home late Friday night.
    round trip was 637.3 miles , fcd = 57.8 x .943 = 54.5 MPG.
    My target speed was 60 MPH , with some "free" speed/MPG on downhills,
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Edwin……you say that Chicago area doesn’t get as much Lake Affect snow as places further east. Does Detroit area get more Lake Affect snow?
    Heard an early season weather report for Washington state, that some mountain areas are getting about 30% more snow than normal, while other areas are getting only about 10% more snow than average.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I don't really know. Jackie's coming here for Christmas so I may not go out there until the end of January.
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    re: lake effect snow

    from Midwest Regional Climate Center at Purdue

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    more..

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  13. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I lived there for a number of years in the mid-70s as a student. Not quite as snooty as Beverly Hills, but a lot of Michigan wealth resides there.

    p.s. no offense meant toward Beverly Hills, just my impression from movies, other media, etc.
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, how interesting! Thank you Bill. It does appear, as Edwin states, that Lake Effect snow is worse, east of Lake Michigan as compared to west of the Lake, especially in southern latitudes into Illinois.With the quick overlays comparing the 2 different decade periods, there appears to be a slight reduction in lake-effect in “more recent” decades. Could that be due to variants of weather over time, or if the overlaps might be an indication of global warming? It would be nice if the Purdue report showed the same study up to 2022, specially including the Great Snow of 2014.
    Anyhow, thanks again Bill!
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 40 deg F in Naperville , 41 in Elk Grove.
    Wind SE 10
    33.2 miles , fcd = 60.4 x .943 = 56.9 MPG.
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Predictions for snow in the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) area, were supposed to begin around 12 Noon, PST today. Small flakes are falling right now(8:30AM, PST). Oh, now the predictions “predict” the snow should be coming down now. Ha ha. Parked cars, roofs, & lawns are starting to be covered. Three to five inches are supposed to fall, but warming rain is due to wash the snow away……maybe. Doesn’t sound like any rain will be strong. Predicting showers.
    Anyhow, sounds like a good time to stay inside. King-FM (yeah…..the same station with its own thread here on CleanMPG) schedule says lots of my favorite music will play till the noon hour. OK, I’m listening.

    PS……Snow is slackening. But its a short reprieve before more snow is due. Possibly, the coming (stronger?) snow is what was predicted earlier to begin around noon? Now predictions for 8 inches may occur in some areas…….time for popcorn! Got a Pepsi cooling in the refrigerator freezer. I like Pepsi really cold, but NOT frozen…….at least when I’m NOT cold.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    More catch-up time!

    11/21

    Back home, 43°F:
    19.6 miles - 187 Wh/mi or 5.3 Mi/kW

    11/22
    To free charger, 44°F:
    12.4 miles - 211 Wh/mi or 4.7 Mi/kW
    18.47 miles added in 35'.
    To other free charger near supermarket, needed to use a voucher and take advantage of an offer for a double discount!:
    0.8 miles - 152 Wh/mi or 6.6 Mi/kW
    Charger to work, 45°F:
    9.6 miles - 232 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kWh
    Back home, motorway route for a change as normal shorter routes were very busy, 47°F:
    22.8 miles - 195 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kW

    11/23
    To free charger, 39°F:
    12.4 miles - 219 Wh/mi or 4.6 Mi/kW
    27.99 miles added in 55'.
    Charger to work, 42°F:
    8.5 miles - 193 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 46°F:
    21.4 miles - 218 Wh/mi or 4.6 Mi/kW
    To mum's house:
    4.4 miles - 195 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kW
    23.8 miles added in 2'16'.
    4.4 miles - 313 Wh/mi or 3.2 Mi/kW

    11/24
    To free charger, 46°F:
    12.4 miles - 230 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    26.85 miles added in 51'.
    Charger to work, 42°F:
    8.5 miles - 176 Wh/mi or 5.7 Mi/kWh
    Back home via visit to mum, 47°F:
    18.5 miles - 209 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW
    2.3 miles - 262 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kW
    Home charge:
    155.36 miles added in 4'42".

    11/25
    To free charger, 44°F:
    12.4 miles - 240 Wh/mi or 4.2 Mi/kW
    29.13 miles added in 59'.
    Charger to work, 45°F:
    8.5 miles - 232 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 47°F:
    22.8 miles - 198 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kW
    Bit of running about Friday afternoon, collect wife from garage, then to pub for lunch then home.
    2.8 miles - 131 Wh/mi or 7.6 Mi/kWh
    1.4 miles - 263 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh
    1.3 miles - 284 Wh/mi or 3.5 Mi/kWh
    Back to garage so wife can pick her car up:
    2.9 miles - 173 Wh/mi or 5.8 Mi/kWh
    2.9 miles - 264 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh
    Finish packing up my car then off to holiday home for the weekend:
    107.6 miles - 177 Wh/mi or 5.6 Mi/kWh - an efficient long run - only used 95.2 rated miles
    Long overnight charge at holiday home:
    139.17 miles added in 14’17”.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 24 deg F in Naperville , 25 in Elk Grove.
    Wind W 17
    33.3 miles, fcd = 58.3 x .943 = 55.0 MPG
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    11/27
    Back home from holiday home via ice cream parlor for lunch, 50°F:
    5.1 miles - 268 Wh/mi or 3.7 Mi/kW
    102.9 miles - 193 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kW

    11/28
    To free charger, 42°F:
    12.4 miles - 240 Wh/mi or 4.2 Mi/kW
    27.41 miles added in 53'.
    Charger to work, 43°F:
    8.4 miles - 194 Wh/mi or 5.2 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 46°F:
    19.2 miles - 202 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kW

    11/29
    To free charger, 38°F:
    12.4 miles - 221 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kW
    25.04 miles added in 48'.
    Charger to work, 38°F:
    8.4 miles - 207 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kWh
    Back home, 42°F:
    19.2 miles - 208 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW

    11/30
    To free charger this morning, 39°F:
    12.4 miles - 231 Wh/mi or 4.3 Mi/kW
    27.31 miles added in 55'.
    Charger to work, 39°F:
    8.5 miles - 198 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh

    I’m up to date now! I should have more time now the big IT upgrade I was project managing has gone live :eek:. Only 4 months until I retire now! :cool:
     
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  20. litesong

    litesong litesong

    From 11-29-22:
    PS——7:43AM, 11-30-22: Got up this morning & we have 10 to 12 inches of snow on the ground. Needless to say, I won’t be driving anywhere, altho the roads may have been treated. Opening the computer room window, I see darker clouds moving into the mountains & gray clouds in all directions. Possible light rain showers today, altho a storm warning till latter afternoon is in effect. Colder, clearer weather for Thursday.

    PS…..Hearing about more Lake-Affect snow on the Great Lakes. The winds could raise lake waves as high as 10 feet & greater, which should increase beach erosion.
     
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