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#4541899 - 10/13/17 07:36 AM First Slippery Road Warning of the Season
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
We are stuck with 3 cars and 2 garages for the time being since my daughter doesn't have a parking spot away at school and I've been leaving my car outside at night because it's just easier. My wife drives the spare car to work once a week and I'll also take it out every so often.
I got a warning about slippery roads when I fired up the FXT this morning, this will happen when the car senses a temp of 37F or lower and it read exactly 37F at that time. Got down to 32F partway through my drive...I don't think this readout is especially accurate, but it was chilly this morning after having a couple weeks of warm temps that interrupted our fall cooldown. I noticed in my previous vehicle that I had to be very careful if it was raining and the car was sensing around 31-32F, but in the FXT the danger zone seems to be around 29F so I suspect it reads a little low.
We've had snowy Halloweens before...don't seem to be trending that way this year but, as a skier, I can only hope for something wonderful like that to happen...
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#4541937 - 10/13/17 08:12 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Yep, it's that time of the year. I'm a bit surprised you haven't had one yet.
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#4541940 - 10/13/17 08:13 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
First frost on my lawn this am. Sprinkler system shutting down today. Leaves are turning.
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#4541951 - 10/13/17 08:22 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
A wet road with fallen leaves is just as bad.
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#4541960 - 10/13/17 08:31 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
The "snowflake" appearing on my '99 V70's dash was a milestone of the season. Cute feature.

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#4541970 - 10/13/17 08:43 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
I saw 32F today too on the outside temp monitor. Thank Jove that my TPMS didn't come on yet. I run my rears soft so they hit 26 or 27 on a 5 degree F morning and pumping them up makes them too hard and skittery. I did shut off my icy road warning I=on the DIC. Don't need nannies. The bad traction control and poor ABS is enough to kill me.
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#4541984 - 10/13/17 09:16 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: andyd
A wet road with fallen leaves is just as bad.


Thought I was heading into the brook once when our driveway was plastered with big oak and maple leaves after a fall rainstorm...wasn't even going fast.
Good thing we didn't have a car parked outside at that time...


Edited by Virtus_Probi (10/13/17 09:19 AM)
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#4542000 - 10/13/17 09:38 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1864
Loc: Chicago, IL
Funny, I have a thermostat device that turns on my bike's heated grips automatically below some set temp (I can't remember what is) and today was the first day of this season that the indicator light turned on as I was pulling out of the garage!

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#4542007 - 10/13/17 09:44 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: EdwardC]
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Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 850
Loc: pennsylvania, usa
Wow, we had two nights in the twenties a few weeks a go in rural Central PA. Caught me by surprise and had to scrape the car windshield. But its been back up in the 80's until the last couple days, and likely to return to at least upper 70's.

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#4542053 - 10/13/17 10:46 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
I'm usually one to welcome the cold.

However, this year, I still don't have a furnace hooked up in my house
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#4542101 - 10/13/17 11:59 AM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
This past Monday, we had about 6 inches of snow and it got down to about 18 deg.F Monday night.

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#4542115 - 10/13/17 12:18 PM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: bigj_16
This past Monday, we had about 6 inches of snow and it got down to about 18 deg.F Monday night.


May sounds weird, but I envy you!
I really hope we have a good snow season, but without the 70+F we got last February in the Northeast. Snow was fantastic before that.
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#4542119 - 10/13/17 12:25 PM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
I have lived all over the U.S. in my life. I grew up in the Appalachian foothills in Western Maryland. When I moved to Colorado 5 years ago, I was a little "concerned", as I had been living in California the previous 16 years (11 Southern, 5 Northern). I was pleasantly surprised. The winters here in Colorado are very different than they are back East. No cold, damp overcast for weeks on end. The sun is usually shining strongly, and makes 0 seem like 30. Most people that I know here actually look forward to winter, and I am starting to do that, also. I live at 6260 feet, and we get a fair amount of snow, more than Denver.

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#4542130 - 10/13/17 12:44 PM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10129
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
It's going to be 97 here this weekend...

A/C in the car and house is still working hard!
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#4542206 - 10/13/17 01:54 PM Re: First Slippery Road Warning of the Season [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
We are still pretty tropical so far this fall. Only 1 or 2 frosty nights and many nights its around 10C. I put on the snows anyways as I had to get my summer tires flipped for the last autocross of the year.
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