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Old 10-30-2009, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kshe95girl View Post
get your oil changed to 10/40 for sure, and dont forget about the anti-freeze!

I think you have that backwards. In colder weather you want a LIGHTER weight oil... not heavier..5W/30 for example
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Location: Branson Area
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Default Not as bad as painted

Okay...I'm the first one to admit that I hate winter, but it's not THAT cold.
It can get down to single digits at night in the winter...mostly Jan/Feb. but it won't be every day.

It can stay below freezing during the day, but it's for a day or a few days here and there. Mostly in the 40's with a smattering of cooler or warmer days.

We can get snow, but generally not much nor does it stick around too long.
I've been here two winters. I don't drive in snow/ice and I've only been "house bound" about 6 days total in two years. And not all at once.

You will need gloves, a warm coat, scarf, and hat. And boots...warm ones.
I find that restaurants, houses, and shopping areas keep their buildings too hot in the winter so I wear a light winter shirt under the warm coat I need when I have to be outside.

We have spells that are more like spring and spells that are "wintery". But it changes alot and nothing lasts too long. We do, however, get the occasional ice storm. Just plan on staying home. A good book, a hot toddy, and "a bag of ice melt" and you'll be all set.

Just hope we don't have one of those "winter events" in the week your moving.

And welcome to the area.....hope you enjoy it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:42 AM
Location: Vancouver, WA
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No the winters aren't horrible here compared to other places that have harsher weather. Then again it depends on your point of view. If you ride the bus (instead of getting into your car from the comfort of your heated garage) and you get stuck waiting for an hour when it is 15 degrees outside with 20 mph winds, you might think you landed in the tundra!
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