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Old 01-02-2014, 04:19 PM   #121
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From local Twin Cities weather site - Highs by Monday will be in the teens below zero with lows in the metro between -20 to -25 with very dangerous wind chills. This may be the kind of cold that caused school delays and closures. This kind of cold has not been seen here since 1996.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:30 PM   #122
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I am exactly the opposite, I don't know what it would be like to have cold winters. I lived in Southern California before moving to Hawaii.

Here, if the temperature gets to 65 it makes the top news story. I think in 34 years it has gotten there two or three times....(At least in Honolulu, but there are parts of the other Islands that can and do get cold, I have just never liver on any outer Islands)

Wow! We will not see 65 for maybe 4 months! ha! Someone asked what the difference is with 10 degrees colder. It is noticeable. I recall at -40 below, my old pickup seat was froze solid, like sitting on a solid block of ice. We need to plug in the vehicles so a engine block heater will keep the engine oil from being froze and allow the battery to turn the engine over.. At -40 below. your rubber tires are frozen so the first mile or two driving can be bumpy as the flat part resting on the ground takes a number of rotations to work out the flat spots. A lineman I called out to work in the middle of the night was late getting to work as his rubber tires on his pickup broke the bead seal and his 4 tires went flat! things break more easily and you can hear a twig snap half a mile away if the wind is not blowing. If the wind blows at those temps, you cannot put on enough cloths, boots or gloves to stay warm for many minutes. leaving your stalled car to try walking to shelter will be fatal if you must go more than a quarter mile. Forget using electric cars at this extreme as the Battery power will be reduced 50% and probably couldn't power a heater to keep your windshield defrosted, not to mention power the vehicle forward. Electric cars would cease to move in short order. Give me some of that Global Warming!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:08 PM   #123
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Wow! We will not see 65 for maybe 4 months! ha! Someone asked what the difference is with 10 degrees colder. It is noticeable. I recall at -40 below, my old pickup seat was froze solid, like sitting on a solid block of ice. We need to plug in the vehicles so a engine block heater will keep the engine oil from being froze and allow the battery to turn the engine over.. At -40 below. your rubber tires are frozen so the first mile or two driving can be bumpy as the flat part resting on the ground takes a number of rotations to work out the flat spots. A lineman I called out to work in the middle of the night was late getting to work as his rubber tires on his pickup broke the bead seal and his 4 tires went flat! things break more easily and you can hear a twig snap half a mile away if the wind is not blowing. If the wind blows at those temps, you cannot put on enough cloths, boots or gloves to stay warm for many minutes. leaving your stalled car to try walking to shelter will be fatal if you must go more than a quarter mile. Forget using electric cars at this extreme as the Battery power will be reduced 50% and probably couldn't power a heater to keep your windshield defrosted, not to mention power the vehicle forward. Electric cars would cease to move in short order. Give me some of that Global Warming!
Hold on....I need to go turn my air conditioner up, it is getting to warm in this room...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:36 PM   #124
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I hate drilling through more than three feet of ice in the river in our backyard. It becomes difficult to pull the ice auger out of the hole with the ice chips filling the flutes. I believe this winter, I will need to use the auger extension as the ice wi ll probably get 40 inches thick or more. You could literally drive a full train across the river when ice gets that thick........there are some historical photos of tracks laid over the Missouri River in the cold winters and trains moving across the ice. Cool!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #125
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At -40 below. your rubber tires are frozen so the first mile or two driving can be bumpy as the flat part resting on the ground takes a number of rotations to work out the flat spots. A lineman I called out to work in the middle of the night was late getting to work as his rubber tires on his pickup broke the bead seal and his 4 tires went flat!
I hope I never have to experience cold like that. We saw -5°F once and that was enough. Call me a wuss, but this is a guy who doesn't come out of long sleeves until the temp hits 80°.
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Here's our week end forecast

Today A slight chance of rain and sleet between 1pm and 2pm, then a slight chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight Snow with widespread blowing snow before 10pm, then widespread blowing snow and a chance of snow between 10pm and midnight, then widespread blowing snow after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 33 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Saturday Areas of blowing snow before 8am, then Patchy blowing snow between 11am and 5pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -40. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
  • Sunday Patchy blowing snow after 11am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -23. Blustery.
  • Monday Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -12. Blustery.
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The forecast for monday is so cold that the governor of MN. has closed all public k-12 schools. the last time this was done was 1998.
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Lucky me, I've been summoned for jury duty on Tuesday when it's supposed to be about 20 below. I sincerely hope they settle out of court.
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Lucky me, I've been summoned for jury duty on Tuesday when it's supposed to be about 20 below. I sincerely hope they settle out of court.
Just put them both out on the courthouse steps and tell them they can't come back in until the case is settled.
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Saw the forecast for Sunday night with 30 mph wind gusts and a low of -19 yielding a wind chill of -44. I'm starting to get cabin fever.
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Just looked at the forecast for the weekend. I think I will remain indoors for a couple of days.
  • Today Patchy blowing snow between noon and 2pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a temperature falling to around -7 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -30. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Tonight Increasing clouds, with a low around -21. Wind chill values as low as -40. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
  • Sunday Patchy blowing snow after 9am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -15. Wind chill values as low as -50. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
  • Sunday Night Patchy blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -25. Wind chill values as low as -55. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
  • Monday Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -11. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -17.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 2.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 9.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.
  • Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
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Saw the forecast for Sunday night with 30 mph wind gusts and a low of -19 yielding a wind chill of -44. I'm starting to get cabin fever.
I am staying indoors for the next four days. I had a dr appt scheduled at 7 am Monday when it will be below -9, the forecast high, and I cancelled it early this morning. Turning into a real scaredy cat when it comes to this weather.
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That's a good one!

Gonna only get down to a balmy -16 by me Sunday night.
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Will Al Gores' presentation on Global Warming be cancelled along with all the school closures in the whole state of Minnesota? Ha!Just remember, don't stick your tongue on the flag pole!
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Wind chill for Sunday night. My home town is in the middle of the -70 bullseye.
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This cold front of yours is even hitting us on Tuesday with what is locally called a "Norte."

"Cloudy and windy. High 72F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph."

The cool winds out of the north bring our normally balmy temps down and the whitecaps put a halt to all water activities. Still, not a bad alternative to what you guys are dealing with.
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Thanks for the reality check Nodak! I am celebrating our FIRE and 40th wedding Anniversary with DW by taking her to the Grand Cayman Islands in just 9 days for a 15 day vacation from this deep freeze! Looking at the wind chill map with -70 below windchills, that is like one hundred fifty five degrees (-155) colder than the highs on the Island at 85 degrees! yet, I spend a short time on my 5th day of FIRE ice fishing in my backyard.......didn't catch anything and didn't stay out too long..........my fur lines parka hood was frosted up to the point it was difficult to see and baiting the hooks was painful! I am so looking forward to swimming with sting rays and snorkeling!
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