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Old 11-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #2761
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Just left the high 70's of Arizona for the low 50's of Illinois. Thanksgiving will be unseasonably warm in Il in the low 60's, but there's a cold snap coming.
Record high for tomorrow here is 58. Forecasted high is 61 By sunrise friday it'll be down below freezing with snow flurries and a high of 32.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #2762
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Don't hate me because we're beautiful! We are going to be sunny and in the 60's for the next few days!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #2763
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Looks like a very nice Thanksgiving here in Atlanta. Sunny and 70 and the same for tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #2764
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Looks like a white Christmas for me. Forecast for thursday the 20th is 6-12 inches with a band somewhere near me with 12+ inches of snow. Followed by high temperatures below freezing(no melting) for the entire next week. I can only tolerate 1 storm this size. If there's another one after the New Year, without any melting in between, i'm going to Florida.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #2765
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The NW will soon be shipping a wet storm system east. While it is cold it isn't cold enough by itself for snow to stick below ~500 feet. (Flakes are drifting past my windows in downtown Portland.) The Cascade Mtn range is getting a huge dump of snow and a couple of people have died in highway related accidents on the passes. Those of you who are already below freezing, or are at higher elevations, in its path - prepare for a blizzard.

This is a mixed blessing, nature is trying to bank some moisture for the spring and summer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #2766
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We are expecting a little front to come through.

Wednesday: Windy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Much cooler. Snow level 5000 to 5500 feet. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs 44 to 49. West wind 20 to 30 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation 50 percent

It doesn't sound like much, but I live 30 miles north of Mexico.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #2767
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We have been having highs in the low 70's the past couple of days, and so we are wearing shorts and enjoying the weather.

A few days ago we had highs in the 50's, though, and it has been a weather rollercoaster lately.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:05 PM   #2768
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Crap. Here comes the snow
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #2769
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Crap. Here comes the snow
7 inches so far for us. The latest forecast said 13.8 inches and wind gusts up to 50mph. We could have drifts several feet high. Wish I had a garage. Hope I can dig out for Christmas morning.
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Crap. Here comes the snow
But since you just retired you can sit back and watch.
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But since you just retired you can sit back and watch.
You got that right! The wind is incredible, but I am - what's the phrase? - a bug in a rug! No commuting for the steelman
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The forecasted snowstorm never made it. That's good. The sun is making an appearance this morning after MIA for the past week.

Here's a very cool video showing boiling water turning instantly to ice in Siberia. I've seen different versions of it before but never tire of watching these. Boiling Water Freezes Instantly In Siberia - Business Insider
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #2773
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Here's a very cool video showing boiling water turning instantly to ice in Siberia. I've seen different versions of it before but never tire of watching these. Boiling Water Freezes Instantly In Siberia - Business Insider
I saw this done many years ago when passing through Alaska after arriving on a non-stop flight from Florida. I think my system is still in shock...
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The Siberian temperature of -41C is -42F.

I have not experienced anything that cold. At my boonies home at 7000ft, the average low in the winter is 20F, and the record low is -25F (-32C). We had a chance to go up last weekend, but wife declined. There's snow there, from the local weathercam, and 2ft in some places. In comparison, Buffalo NY has an average low of 19F, and a record low of -20F (-29C).

I am now in the low-desert home. Temp is 42F (6C) outside, and 65F (18C) inside, and I am in shorts and T-shirt right now, sipping my coffee.
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When I lived in Winnipeg we used to freeze boiling water every winter, just because we could!


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When I lived in Winnipeg we used to freeze boiling water every winter LOL!


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Nice. Notice the guy in the video, @-30F, on the front porch: no hat, no gloves, medium jacket. I couldn't throw boiling water because I'd have so many layers of clothing and such I wouldn't be able to move.

Seeing this in person just got added to my list of things to do in retirement before "that" time comes.
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That Winnipeg temp was -30C, which was a "mere" -22F!
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Seeing this in person just got added to my list of things to do in retirement before "that" time comes.
Ms G. already has me signed up for the Polar Bear plunge on our summer trip to Alaska.
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The coldest I've seen in ND is a -45 and it seemed like everyone in town did that experiment. Blowing soap bubbles in that cold is also interesting, they freeze immediately. The state temperature records are -60 for low and +120 for high.

Edit: I went back to a post from a couple of years ago to find this and post it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=OM9WXrGftXE
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The coldest I've seen in ND is a -45 and it seemed like everyone in town did that experiment. Blowing soap bubbles in that cold is also interesting, they freeze immediately. .......
That is cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass mokey.

For those with a dirty mind..... look up nautical term: brass monkey. Hint, it is from the days of sailing war ships.
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