Month of December 2019 (Nat’l avg $2.591)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    During the southern hemisphere "summer" ( our winter), the Earth orbits closest to the sun. Yeah, Australia is hot, hot & still a heatin'. Too bad Australia doesn't have really high mountain ranges, to provide great quantities of hydro-power for air conditioners.
    Probably wouldn't help the poor & indigenous Tribal Peoples, tho. The general health gap & admissions to Australian hospitals between rich & poor is 10+ TIMES different & 15(+?) TIMES for acute & chronic admissions during powerful heat & cold waves.
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Well I covered my windshield, and it was a dry cold morning. *shrug*
    46.7 / 11.5 mi

    Tank is at 46.2 / 187 mi.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Ms. Murphy is all powerful. And spiteful. :D
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ah, to be in Australia during the cool cool Spring....... NOT! People are talking about record high Australian temperature. But, the AVERAGE Australian temperature may be eclipsed, which would be almost 105degF. Present high temperature in Australia is 114degF.
    These high temperatures are piled on top of the Australian wildfires, as reported in the Capital Weather Gang, one which is "the Gospers Mountain blaze raging across nearly 1 million acres to the northwest of Sydney......This blaze is so large and is burning across such a variety of terrain that Rural Fire Service firefighter Brian Williams told the Sydney Morning Herald that it’s impossible to contain".

    P.S. The hottest ever recorded average temperature for Australia has just been reported, 40.9degC (105.62degF). Summer jumped the starting gun & leaped on Australia. All the more remarkable, since the sun has been at Total Solar Irradiation (TSI) low...... for a continuous 13+ years. I'm not talking about the approximate 11 year Solar Cycle.
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Monday night, 2UP, detour #2, stupid busy - stop/start/crawl first half, 41°F, cross/tailwind SW2:
    36.7 / 20.6 :eek:

    Yesterday morning, 2UP, motorway route, frosty 35°F, head/crosswind WSW4:
    45.2 / 22.6

    Last night, 2UP, detour #8, crawling for ages to get on motorway, 37°F, tail/crosswind WSW6, very slow:
    38.9 / 23.1 :rolleyes:

    This morning 2UP, motorway route, frosty again 34°F, cross/headwind SSW4:
    44.4 / 22.6 - was doing OK until I got to traffic light section - way too many full stops :(

    Disappointing start to this tank - down 1.6 at 41.1 (FCD 43.3) / 113.5 / Range 500 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 3.6 at 43.8 / DTE 478

    Finish today for Christmas vacation so should start dragging it back up - back on the 6th :D
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings, everyone!

    Have a great time, Gord.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Frosty this morning but the cover worked! Still a miserable 41.1 / 11.5 mi.

    Tank sits at 45.8 / 204 mi, 3/4 full.
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Today, the same place, Ceduna, in Australia is 118degF. HOWEVER, TODAY in Eucla, the temperature is 120degF. Both cities are 282 miles apart, if you take a straight-line airplane flight, OVER THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. Yeah, yeah. Both hot places are next to the ocean. So lots of heat in lots of places in Australia, specially in those cities, between those cities & all around those cities. You can flop in the ocean for relieve. Maybe? Ya got all them there sharks in that water.....there.

    P.S. From Mashable science:
    UPDATE, 4.30 p.m. AEDT: The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that Wednesday Dec. 18 did beat the previous day's record, with an average temperature of 41.9 degrees Celsius (107.42 Fahrenheit) across the country.

    As stated previously, Australia is hot, hot & still aheatin'.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 17 deg F in Naperville , 18 in Wood Dale , and 7 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 57.3 MPG.

    High of 38 today !
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Hey! Take this cold weather back. We're at 8 deg F rising to 21 deg F today. Brrr!
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    25 this morning down in TX. 43.4 mpg

    The tank is at 45.7 / 225 mi. WAY below my lifetime average in the Fit of 55.7 mpg.
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Reported at 2 websites: between 1am & 3am in the morning:
    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Current Conditions in Adelaide
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    100°F

    P.S. I find that hard to believe, but Adelaide was less than 800 miles from regions that got 118degF to 120degF, yesterday. Also, Alice Springs in the Australian interior, below 2000 feet, is reporting 93degF in the very early morning darkness.
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Is there any surprise the great barrier reef is going/gone?
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    At 7:49AM, local time, Adelaide reports 97degF.
    P.S. At 9AM local time, Adelaide has increased 4degrees to 101degF.
     
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  15. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Back in 2009, Seattle had its hottest day ever, 103degF, next to the 54degF Salish Sea(Puget Sound). Inland, away from the Salish Sea, temperatures were as high as 111degF. Seattle's low temperature the next morning was a low 71degF(but still a record high morning). The Southern Ocean, next to Adelaide, must be 25(?)degF warmer than the Salish Sea.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    A bit better and cleaner runs this time.
    49.2 / 5.3
    48.6 / 11.5

    Tank goes up a hair to 45.9 / 242 mi.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32 deg F in Naperville , 33 in Wood Dale , and 25 in Toronto.

    35.1 miles , 59.7 MPG. But I did have a 65.0 trip on the way home from work
    yesterday , which was nice ( for December ).
     
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  18. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Australia continues to burn. The "sub-million acre" Gospers fire is now 1.2 million acres..... total Australian fires now, 3+million acres. The summer is just beginning.
    https://mashable.com/article/australia-megafire-gospers-mountain/?yptr=yahoo

    With temperatures to 116+degF, firefighters say they are using the "milder" conditions to build their defenses against the fires.
     
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  19. litesong

    litesong litesong

    The Daily Grind has caught our bought new in 2013 Hyundai Elantra at 70751 miles..... & our bought new in 2016 Hyundai Elantra at 70751 miles!
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I bought my Prius in April 2015. Today , it has around 98,600 miles.

    Today , 37 deg F in Naperville , 35 in Wood Dale , and 42 in Toronto.
    35.2 miles , 58.9 MPG.
    Filled up at Shell , I mean Circle K , this morning. 533.4 miles , 61.7 fcd x 0.956 = 59.0 MPG
    533.4 miles / 9.118 gal = 58.5 MPG. 87 E10 = $ 2.679

    I was seriously thinking about buying a 2017 Volt with less than 14K miles.
    $18,699 at Enterprise in Aurora.
     
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