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Our high temp next Tuesday: -6.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jan-03-14 3:22 AM (EST)
I can't remember a high temp of -6. And it will be windy.
It's all about the gear|
Posted by: Celia on Jan-03-14 8:07 AM (EST)
Snow tires rather than all-season, layers of clothing, good socks, boots made for snowshowing, scarf around face....
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-03-14 8:32 AM (EST)
Posted by: glendorado on Jan-03-14 9:33 AM (EST)
high temp expected for Monday here in minneapolis is -14. Where I live -25 or so.Yes that's the HIGH. Low temp in Babbit MN it was either weds or Thurs night -47. Now THAT's cold.
At Walgett Airport in Australia|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-03-14 9:50 AM (EST)
it was 120 degrees F yesterday. Agata Russia had -60.
Posted by: vic on Jan-03-14 8:48 PM (EST)
Here in central Iowa the forecast high for Monday is 4 below zero, forecast low is 14 below zero. Wind chills are forecast in the 40 below zero range.
Had to bring the orchids in...|
Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-03-14 9:12 PM (EST)
from the pool enclosure. Supposed to be near freezing tonight and then again on Tuesday. Now we'll have tree frogs in the house until the cats or we find them.
Posted by: vic on Jan-04-14 1:25 PM (EST)
Brief, accurate, and to the point weather forecast from North Dakota. Been there, done that
Haven't heard that fargo accent in|
Posted by: string on Jan-04-14 11:30 PM (EST)
Posted by: Kudzu on Jan-05-14 7:22 AM (EST)
I understand that in January of '85 many, many people here in the piedmont had water lines freeze and burst when it got this cold. Plumbers made some $$$.
That is why I do my own plumbing|
Posted by: jackL on Jan-05-14 10:24 AM (EST)
and my background is electrical, so I also do my own wiring, and since I never was satisfied with any house construction, I built my own, (from the ground up- three of them)
So I'm wondering|
Posted by: magooch on Jan-05-14 11:15 AM (EST)
Is this even more evidence of global warming?
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-05-14 12:00 PM (EST)
Take a look at ocean temperatures. 70 percent of the earth's surface is in the oceans.
Posted by: PJC on Jan-05-14 12:37 PM (EST)
was right. Some years are colder than others...in any given place. That'll always be true whether the average temperature of the globe is going up or not. And sometimes it'll always get damned cold somewhere.
A good reminder...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-05-14 12:53 PM (EST)
... and something that made me remember when I used do that. During cold snaps it's awfully hard to find a gas station with a working air compressor. They get plugged up with ice (or shut off so they won't get plugged).
Posted by: Kudzu on Jan-05-14 2:59 PM (EST)
Where is your paddler mindset? We don't need no stinkin' motors (or compressors). Pump up your tires with a bike tire pump.
But make sure|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-05-14 3:10 PM (EST)
your hands are dry. Don't want to get instantly stuck to the pump. Oh, wait - paddler mindset - hands are never dry...
Hah,. I remember one winter|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-05-14 3:42 PM (EST)
when the car had been stored outdoors for a while. Not only were the tires flat it took a bucket loader to bounce the car around sufficiently to get it unstuck. The car tires were frozen to the ice.
My prediction came true|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-05-14 12:43 PM (EST)
GBG has infinitely more patience|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-05-14 1:22 PM (EST)
diligence, research materials, and writing skill than I.
No Flag Poles|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-05-14 6:54 PM (EST)
Don't go licking a flag pole like some kid did here the other morning! She made the news! True story and she never saw that movie!
does a giant piece|
Posted by: radiomix on Jan-05-14 11:26 PM (EST)
Of ice melt slower than a small one?
Sounds good, but...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 12:31 AM (EST)
Posted by: radiomix on Jan-06-14 8:37 AM (EST)
My tone was obvious.
I wasn't sure what your tone was,...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 10:42 AM (EST)
dogma typically takes place|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-06-14 10:51 AM (EST)
on both sides of a debate, not just one.
Very true, especially with ...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 11:10 AM (EST)
... any topic that can be politicized. Of course, much of my point here rests on what you just said about what any climatologist will tell you about single weather events. Connecting any single weather event with global warming is a leap, but so is doing the same to back up the idea that it is not happening.
I haven't forgotten|
Posted by: magooch on Jan-06-14 11:54 AM (EST)
Back in the seventies many weather scientists predicted we were headed into another ice age. I'm more than happy to accept that they might have been wrong. Personally, I hope the earth's climate is warming, but it's obvious that many who say they believe in global warming have an agenda. In some cases, that agenda includes various schemes to profit from, or gain political advantage from exploiting the theory.
Yes, I recall those days...|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-06-14 3:03 PM (EST)
I recall taking an environmental geography course back then. (BTW, And at the time, remarkably enough, I recall meeting some well-educated people who today would be called "plate tectonics deniers". I don't know anyone who argues that point today...) The prof who taught that course spent his summers in Alaska taking ice core samples and such. He was into it pretty deep.
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 3:20 PM (EST)
I was wondering how such an idea of global cooling would have come about in the 1970s, when it had already been long established that the earth was getting warmer (it wasn't in the news in those days because it hadn't hit the political mainstream, but it was a big topic among those with an interest in such things). I took a microclimatology class in about 1985 and that's when I found out that climatologists had been investigating the warming trend for at least the previous 20 years. How interesting that the possibility of cooling was predicted to possibly happen as a direct result of warming. Too bad the idea turned out to be flawed.
There were things back then|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-06-14 5:49 PM (EST)
that raised some new questions...
agreed. FWIW I'm a pragmatist|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-06-14 1:59 PM (EST)
Posted by: glendorado on Jan-06-14 7:29 AM (EST)
woke up this AM to -22 degrees.Truck strained to start & really never warmed up. Few cars on the road. Glad I only have a 6 mile commute & a well heated shop. Can anyone beat -22 degrees for today?
Sure I can beat it by 93 degrees|
Posted by: jackL on Jan-06-14 8:23 AM (EST)
here at 8:21 AM.
Posted by: glendorado on Jan-06-14 9:07 AM (EST)
I get jealous of those who live in FL or other warm weather states until spring arrives here. 10,000 lakes & tons of rivers to paddle. Spring seems like a looong way off right now though sitting here with my insulated pants, heavy jacket,winter boots,hat,gloves. Not to mention my shop only has an outdoor porta potty. Brrr.
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 9:08 AM (EST)
It's "only" -19 at one station here in town. However, one of my coworkers routinely finds that the temperature in the valleys he drives through on his way to work are 5 to 10 degrees colder than those reported by the local Weather Underground station or the official weather station (though when it's a little windy like now, there's probably not much difference).
Congrats, I guess|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-06-14 9:09 AM (EST)
GBG and I are at around -19 according to the local news. I'm outside of town so maybe I'm off that by a degree or two, but looks like you got the lowest so far.
Posted by: glendorado on Jan-06-14 9:25 AM (EST)
warmed up from -22, to -20 in central MN. Crane lake MN at -36. I should just be glad I don't live there.
Posted by: dougd on Jan-06-14 10:16 AM (EST)
Nice sopping mess! Cold is supposed to move in this afternoon so we'll have nothing but a huge skating rink! I can't make it to my barn without cleats attached to my boots! What a freaking mess this is gonna be!
the worst thing that can freeze|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-06-14 10:16 AM (EST)
is your septic tank.
Mid Missouri |
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-06-14 12:17 PM (EST)
Bright sunshine, temp of 6 degrees, and windchill somewhere between -15 & -20.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-06-14 1:45 PM (EST)
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-06-14 2:00 PM (EST)
I've seen that|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-06-14 2:23 PM (EST)
People will put up little "A" frames above their mailbox, two pieces of plywood is all sometimes. I've seen people do the same for delicate shrubs.
Got a neighbor down the road|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-06-14 7:09 PM (EST)
who got so fed up with the plows (and the kids who occasionally think its good sport to whack mailboxes with a ball bat from a moving car) that just mounted his mailbox in a drywall bucket filled with cement or something. Gets knocked over, he just sets it back up. Weebles wobble...
Posted by: dougd on Jan-06-14 1:32 PM (EST)
Never thought of that! Guess I'll be building an outhouse this spring! ;-)
It's weird here|
Posted by: Wayne_Smith on Jan-06-14 12:06 PM (EST)
Here in CT, we got snow thursday night, and the temp went way down.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-06-14 12:52 PM (EST)
Never Say "Show Me" to an Eskimo!|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-07-14 1:53 PM (EST)
Nice Ice Mess|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-07-14 5:09 PM (EST)
This is my field where I have to snow blow paths to the outbuildings, what a freaking mess! I have a heavy duty pair of cleats, almost crapons, on my boots so I don't fall on my arse! Hell, I don't need anything else broken this year!
Looks like my driveway Doug|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-07-14 5:18 PM (EST)
but our snowbanks are much higher so that when you slide on your arse you don't wind up in timbuktu; you stay on the driveway.
I Like Those|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-07-14 6:21 PM (EST)
Kim, Pretty nice set of spikes! Hell, I couldn't even try driving with mine on, they'd stick to the peddle and I'd end up up against a tree!
Geez!!! Don't fall on your arse!!!|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jan-07-14 5:43 PM (EST)
Don't fall on your arse!
Quite the mess indeed|
Posted by: PJC on Jan-07-14 6:02 PM (EST)
Don't envy you that. You do know though that you're better off walking in the snow... cleats or no, that driveway looks dangerous. Might want to invest in salt, sand, and spread whatever ash you have from the wood stove.
WHY did CWDH have to write|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-07-14 6:44 PM (EST)
about dog poo?
Posted by: dougd on Jan-07-14 8:11 PM (EST)
Well, since my Sadie is gone I do miss the snow blower sending those frozen chunks flying, yeah a little sick but better then stepping on it. And speaking of dog poop here's something I found that shouldn't have been a study in the first place!
We don't get this ice thing.|
Posted by: string on Jan-07-14 11:53 PM (EST)
So the backyard faucet froze. No biggie but the kitchen sink had no cold water. I got out my handy heat gun , got it situated on the faucet and went off to do other stuff. After about 15 minutes my wife hollered out the window that the sink was working. It took a couple of minutes to get there and the outside faucet has sprayed water on the sidewalk.