For our members in the southern USA, January 04-05, 2010

Discussion in 'Severe Weather' started by Pastor Gary, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. For our members in the southern USA, January 04-05, 2010

    Friends - Let me just mention, if you do not already know, that a significant cold front has moved over the deep south of the US. This will bring sub-freezing temperatures to MANY areas of the south that do not normally see freezing temperatures this time of year.

    Areas along the Gulf Coast States from east central Texas to north central Florida are under various cold weather watches and warnings.

    Reminder - PLEASE do not use open flame auxilliary heat sources inside your residences... carbon monoxide from open flames can kill.

    Please use the interactive map in the link below for information in your area... Take care and be safe.

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."

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  2. 6:30 AM USA CST, Thursday, January 07:

    If you live in the affected areas, please share your cold weather experiences with us here in this thread.

    It is currently near freezing in the counties along most of the Gulf Coast from the Texas/Louisiana border through coastal Mississippi, Alabama and into north western and north central Florida. Temperatures slightly inland are well below freezing at this time and many cold weather related local issues are creating some hardships.
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    I am still trying to thaw out

    Ive been nick named ((the keeper of the fire))) LOL

    thank Heavens for old timey wood stoves

    even if the electric goes we can still cook and be warm

    I did discover some types of wood burns hotter than others

    it is good to know this in case of a Arctic Blast
  4. Your location in Florida has seen some really cold blasts in the past week or so and it will be getting much better by the weekend.

    Just a SAFETY FYI - soft wood such as pine, hemlock, cedar, spruce, birch and poplar should NOT be used as firewood - ONLY as start up kindling. The reason is that the soft woods, especially evergreens, contain high levels of combustible sap and when heated, this forms creosote, which clings to the inside of chimneys and is a major cause of chimney fires. Once your kindling start-up bundle takes lite, add moderate amounts of dry hardwoods such as maple, oak and hickory a little at a time. Overloading a burner box will cut down on the oxygen available to the fire and will reduce the box temperature and create heavy smoke and sparks. Adding small amounts of wood to a fire over a 10 to 15 minute period and then allow it to rest, will produce an even heat and low smoke levels.

    In any wood burning situation, always read and understand the manual that came with your burner as well as following all local installation codes, Fire Department guidelines and Inspection Department regulations. Be warm, but be safe!

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