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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    I don't think we will be traveling north to find snow this winter. Not enough funding for the project.
    then we will send some down to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    then we will send some down to you
    Awesome! A couple of dump truck fulls in the front yard would be great. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    Awesome! A couple of dump truck fulls in the front yard would be great. Thanks!
    i was thinking of a container full ,but you would have to bring it back to life when it gets down there . it will be in its other form by the time it gets to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treant985
    Could get some snow up around Beech and Grandfather this coming Tues and Wed. Ray predicted a warm and drier than average winter, so hopefully he'll miss it (he did last year )
    Another person who follows Ray's Weather web site. www.raysweather.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    i was thinking of a container full ,but you would have to bring it back to life when it gets down there . it will be in its other form by the time it gets to you.
    So your gonna bring me the liquid equivalent, eh...well send a snow machine with it as well.
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    Kinda related to this thread....does anyone know where to get self-registering thermometers that can read below -50F? I found ones on novalynx that register the min temp down to -50F, but they say they don't have anything that goes lower.

    I'd like to use a glass thermometer like that in case the digital one messes up for some reason. It would be located in a remote area, so I couldn't fix it if it messed up, but I'd still want to record the min temp for the winter.

    I read an article in the NY Times that says that some Canadian observers have thermometers that go to -90F, although I can't seem to find anything like that. Alcohol thermometers don't freeze until like -90F or -100F or whatever, so it's just finding a thermometer that's actually graded to such low temps and that can register that minimum.

    Any ideas?

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    Have you thought of going with a digital thermometer? Here is information on one as an example.


    Obsolete item; call Digi-Key for more information.

    Technical/Catalog Information ADT70GR-ND
    Standard Package 74
    Category Sensors, Transducers
    Family Temperature
    Vendor Analog Devices Inc
    Voltage - Supply 4.5V ~ 5.5V
    Package / Case 20-SOIC
    Packaging Tube
    Output Type Rail-to-Rail
    Sensing Temperature -200°C ~ 1000°C
    RoHS Status RoHS non-compliant
    Other Names ADT70GR
    ADT70GR-ND

    For my driveway melt system I just ordered a temperature module (http://www.controlbyweb.com/temperature/specs.html) which comes with one Dallas Semiconductor probe. I added 3 more to the order. Add in a wireless bridge and I have a remote temperature sensing system for 4 places on my melt system - temp of the water going out, temp coming back - for each of the 2 zones. The temp module is IP network based and it has a web server in it so you can get at the readings from a browser - in my case, from inside the house or from NC. The temp probes I am getting go down to -55C to +125C (which is -67F to 257F).

    Want to come over next week and help me set this up and "gain experience"?
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    Are there any digital ones that will record the lowest temp they observe until they're reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treant985
    Are there any digital ones that will record the lowest temp they observe until they're reset?
    This unit has an XML interface. So, you could grab the numbers and do anything you want with them later - offline.
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    I have some of the DS1820s running through a 1-wire network to a serial port (USB also available) on a computer for in-home temp monitoring of multiple rooms. They work well and were easy to install as there was already a home intercom system using CAT5 with a free twister pair. DalSemi also used to sell a 1-wire weather station which is pretty slick (AAG Electronica now sells them).

    If you search around, you'll find instructions for adding a 1-wire port to a Linksys router, providing wireless connectivity. I'm also fiddling with building a remote, solar-powered unit for 1-wire.

    For even more fun, hook it up to a TINI.

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