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How cold is it?

So, how cold is it where you are? How did the temperature affect your MINI? (People with warm-weather stories are welcome to participate, but prepare to be trashed!)

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In Iowa, it was -33 windchill (-12 real temperature) when the power went off. My R56 was so cold, it shrunk down to the size of an R53!
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Cold here, too cold for this old fart. -7 here now, hope the electricity stays up & humming. Skooby started right up today, thanks to a new battery.
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-4 here in the heat island of Downtownish Columbus. I think the wind chill is supposed to be as low as -40. Not that I'll be going out side till it warms up some.

It kept my MINI still all day. I'm not even going to try till it thaws out on Wednesday.
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How cold? Real effing cold and it's getting old now.

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at 5:00 PM it was already 32 degrees! Its supposed to get to 25 here in the metro New Orleans area. I know it pales in comparison to anyone else here, but 25 is outrageous for this area. It usually dips to 32 or just below about 5 times every winter. On the flipside, July and August is so miserably hot and humid down here the statues sweat. THAT poses a MINI problem sometimes. Winter here is no problem for the MINI. In fact, I left it outside the garage tonight to make room for the 30 year old staghorn ferns I have.
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Not to be a d..k, but it's supposed to get down to 37 (that's a familiar number) or so tonight....

Hope all you guys have a few nights supply of Jack Daniel's, or another warm libation additive of your choice, to help you through the cold!
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Just north of Columbus we have -11 with a windchill of -38.
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This morning......

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My MINI wasn't happy about it, but it did start right up.

I brought it into the garage while the wife was out and about in her Audi and warmed it up and put the battery charger on it for about 3 hours just to top it up.
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-22 F this morning when firing up the wee beasties. All good. Only -14 F at end of work today.
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