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Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by bugwubber » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:31 am

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When nature gives you -22F, it's time to go outside and experiment with water!

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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:36 am

Does that work at 2 degrees?


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by bugwubber » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Does that work at 2 degrees?
Well, at -9 today I tried again and a lot of the water made it to the ground so I'd say no.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:44 pm

bugwubber wrote:
Water Rocket Expert wrote:Does that work at 2 degrees?
Well, at -9 today I tried again and a lot of the water made it to the ground so I'd say no.


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At 1 degree here today I try it and it worked but as you said most fell to the ground. Like a cloud it cooled!


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:45 pm

What is the average temp there? Is it typically below zero? In Maryland here it is typically 10 to 20 degrees and in the morning 3 to -2.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by bugwubber » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:23 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:What is the average temp there? Is it typically below zero? In Maryland here it is typically 10 to 20 degrees and in the morning 3 to -2.
Janary is usually pretty cold but its not often we see -20s. Gonna hit +30 tomorrow and then back to flippin cold (-18)by Monday.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 pm

bugwubber wrote:
Water Rocket Expert wrote:What is the average temp there? Is it typically below zero? In Maryland here it is typically 10 to 20 degrees and in the morning 3 to -2.
Janary is usually pretty cold but its not often we see -20s. Gonna hit +30 tomorrow and then back to flippin cold (-18)by Monday. Now please stop going on about this.
That is "cool" that you guys got -18. I wish it were that cold here. But it look like we will stick to the low teens for now, unless global cooling starts! It is usually about +15 but tomorrow were looking at +20 to +30. I am surprised you guys have it so warm sometimes up there. But then I guess it can dip low too. Seems that the patterns are the same because on Monday forecast has it that we'll be at +4 to -2. Negative is pretty rare here!


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 pm

I messed up the quote that was just a joke.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:30 pm

Looks like the forecast their is -8. Here it is +15 based on Google. Mind looking at my ServoChron Post.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:00 pm

It was -14F here a few days ago. A couple of years ago it was -23F.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:10 am

Lake Galway. Ha! I'll be saying on my photo's, "Lake drain managment pond" that is all I got!


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by bugwubber » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:33 am

Guess the weatherman got it right. -17, feels like -42. Going to launch a water rocket as soon as the wind dies down.


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Re: Fun with boiling water at -22F

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:14 pm

bugwubber wrote:Guess the weatherman got it right. -17, feels like -42. Going to launch a water rocket as soon as the wind dies down.
I ain't that cold here with a low of +7 degrees.


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