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So, cold enough for ya?
« on: January 07, 2014, 08:29:31 AM »
Negative 2 this morning at the house.  Down in the valley, negative 4.

This is south of the Mason-Dixon line.  We're supposed to be all:

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 08:31:21 AM »
-34 with the wind chill.  Real temp -4 currently. 
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 08:32:57 AM »
-15 here. No wind chill. No worries.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 08:34:32 AM »
Yes, but y'all are NORTH of the M-D line.  Y'all signed up to be cold-assed Northerners. 

Maryland is the South.  (well sorta)  We're supposed to read about cold temperatures.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 08:36:05 AM »
I'm not complaining. I was just answering your question. If I was bothered by a little snow & some cold spells I wouldn't live in Michigan.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 08:41:05 AM »
I recall back in college in Oregon, the Hawaiians wore their ski jackets inside, because they could not seem to warm up in the winter!

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 08:42:28 AM »
Yes, but y'all are NORTH of the M-D line.  Y'all signed up to be cold-assed Northerners. 

Maryland is the South.  (well sorta)  We're supposed to read about cold temperatures.

Don't worry.  It will be 70 by the weekend.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »
When our squadron rotated back from the UAE, guys were wearing field jackets whenever it dropped below 70.  It's all relative to what your body is used to.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 08:49:00 AM »
And considering that it gets cold every winter people should STFU.  Of course that wouldn't feed the media hysteria.

I want to go on a murder spree when I hear the news talk about windchill as temperature.  >:(

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 08:52:58 AM »
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 08:53:38 AM »
you know its cold when you see democrats with their hands in their own pockets...
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 09:02:58 AM »
 :lol:
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 09:12:31 AM »
For my locale, this is a new record low.  Previous was 5.  Coldest ever recorded (back to 1902), -13.

Yea, we're just pussies.  Pussies who like warm motorcycle weather.  :twofinger:

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 09:18:15 AM »
Around here, it's pretty darned normal for this time of year and everyone is freaking out and closing schools...  :headscratch: :facepalm:
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2014, 09:20:51 AM »
Can't have kids getting frost bite while waiting for the bus.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2014, 09:30:10 AM »
Can't have kids getting frost bite while waiting for the bus.

I can't convince mine to wear more than a hoodie.
It just ain't "cool".
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2014, 09:33:35 AM »
So, I decided to go back to 1966, the year I was born. All this "record setting cold" is far from it... it's just record setting for this year so far. If anything, today's temperature of 11 (low) to 14 (high) is pretty normal. At least around here. :shrug:

The coldest day of 1966 was January 28, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 1967 was February 9, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1968 was January 12, with a low temperature of 3°F.
The coldest day of 1969 was January 1, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 1970 was January 9, with a low temperature of -1°F.
The coldest day of 1971 was February 2, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1972 was January 16, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1973 was February 17, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1974 was November 25, with a low temperature of 1°F.
The coldest day of 1975 was February 10, with a low temperature of 11°F.
The coldest day of 1976 was January 23, with a low temperature of 1°F.
The coldest day of 1977 was January 17, with a low temperature of -3°F.
The coldest day of 1978 was February 10, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1979 was February 18, with a low temperature of -5°F.
The coldest day of 1980 was December 25, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1981 was January 12, with a low temperature of -2°F.
The coldest day of 1982 was January 17, with a low temperature of -9°F.
The coldest day of 1983 was December 25, with a low temperature of -7°F.
The coldest day of 1984 was January 22, with a low temperature of -12°F.
The coldest day of 1985 was January 21, with a low temperature of -13°F.
The coldest day of 1986 was January 15, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1987 was January 28, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 1988 was January 11, with a low temperature of 3°F.
The coldest day of 1989 was December 22, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1990 was February 26, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1991 was January 22, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 1992 was January 19, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 1993 was February 7, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1994 was January 19, with a low temperature of -5°F.
The coldest day of 1995 was February 6, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1996 was February 5, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 1997 was January 19, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 1998 was December 26, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 1999 was January 2, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 2000 was January 28, with a low temperature of 7°F.
The coldest day of 2001 was January 23, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 2002 was December 7, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 2003 was January 18, with a low temperature of 7°F.
The coldest day of 2004 was January 10, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 2005 was January 28, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 2006 was February 19, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 2007 was January 26, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 2008 was February 11, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 2009 was January 17, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 2010 was February 7, with a low temperature of 11°F.
(2011 was unreported on the source I was using)
The coldest day of 2012 was December 24, with a low temperature of 24°F.
The coldest day of 2013 was January 23, with a low temperature of 11°F.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2014, 09:43:13 AM »
Great job Chris.  You proved Al Gore was full of shit.  :beerchug: :bigok:
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2014, 09:48:23 AM »
That's all fine and good but outside my office it's -15.

Today was the first record setting day in over seven years.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 09:48:47 AM »
Great job Chris.  You proved Al Gore was full of shit.  :beerchug: :bigok:


And that's why they changed the meme from Global Warming to Climate Change.


Remember they were calling for the coming ice age back in the 70's.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 09:50:26 AM »
Around here, it's pretty darned normal for this time of year and everyone is freaking out and closing schools...  :headscratch: :facepalm:

ya, what the hell is the deal? kids had a 2 hour late start yesterday, but went to school at normal time 3x in Dec. with the same temps??
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 09:53:38 AM »
We're raising the next round of public school teachers that require a paid day off anytime something falls from the sky.


...or they have to wear a hat.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 09:57:31 AM »
Doesn't make much difference to me.  The sum total of my prep was to throw my snow pants and gloves in the back of the car. 

Listening to NPR this AM on the way in, apparently the automated arms that block the HOV lanes on 66 didn't raise because they were frozen or something.  This of course resulted in a huge back up in very little time.
I'm guess this made the cold a very big deal for a lot of people who were sitting in traffic that usually wouldn't.  I also heard of several watermain "issues" in DC that were causing some delays.

I did feel a little more guilt for the people stopped on the side of the road for whatever reason hoping they had the wherewithall to stay alive.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2014, 10:35:39 AM »
Great job Chris.  You proved Al Gore was full of shit.  :beerchug: :bigok:


And that's why they changed the meme from Global Warming to Climate Change.


Remember they were calling for the coming ice age back in the 70's.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2014, 12:14:50 PM »
So, I decided to go back to 1966, the year I was born. All this "record setting cold" is far from it... it's just record setting for this year so far. If anything, today's temperature of 11 (low) to 14 (high) is pretty normal. At least around here. :shrug:

The coldest day of 1966 was January 28, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 1967 was February 9, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1968 was January 12, with a low temperature of 3°F.
The coldest day of 1969 was January 1, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 1970 was January 9, with a low temperature of -1°F.
The coldest day of 1971 was February 2, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1972 was January 16, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1973 was February 17, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1974 was November 25, with a low temperature of 1°F.
The coldest day of 1975 was February 10, with a low temperature of 11°F.
The coldest day of 1976 was January 23, with a low temperature of 1°F.
The coldest day of 1977 was January 17, with a low temperature of -3°F.
The coldest day of 1978 was February 10, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1979 was February 18, with a low temperature of -5°F.
The coldest day of 1980 was December 25, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 1981 was January 12, with a low temperature of -2°F.
The coldest day of 1982 was January 17, with a low temperature of -9°F.
The coldest day of 1983 was December 25, with a low temperature of -7°F.
The coldest day of 1984 was January 22, with a low temperature of -12°F.
The coldest day of 1985 was January 21, with a low temperature of -13°F.
The coldest day of 1986 was January 15, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1987 was January 28, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 1988 was January 11, with a low temperature of 3°F.
The coldest day of 1989 was December 22, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1990 was February 26, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 1991 was January 22, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 1992 was January 19, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 1993 was February 7, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1994 was January 19, with a low temperature of -5°F.
The coldest day of 1995 was February 6, with a low temperature of 5°F.
The coldest day of 1996 was February 5, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 1997 was January 19, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 1998 was December 26, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 1999 was January 2, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 2000 was January 28, with a low temperature of 7°F.
The coldest day of 2001 was January 23, with a low temperature of 13°F.
The coldest day of 2002 was December 7, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 2003 was January 18, with a low temperature of 7°F.
The coldest day of 2004 was January 10, with a low temperature of 4°F.
The coldest day of 2005 was January 28, with a low temperature of 2°F.
The coldest day of 2006 was February 19, with a low temperature of 14°F.
The coldest day of 2007 was January 26, with a low temperature of 10°F.
The coldest day of 2008 was February 11, with a low temperature of 12°F.
The coldest day of 2009 was January 17, with a low temperature of 6°F.
The coldest day of 2010 was February 7, with a low temperature of 11°F.
(2011 was unreported on the source I was using)
The coldest day of 2012 was December 24, with a low temperature of 24°F.
The coldest day of 2013 was January 23, with a low temperature of 11°F.

Does it somehow make it warmer knowing this? :) We know the news loves to sensationalize crap these days....

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2014, 12:16:52 PM »
Oh... it's Jimmy Buffet and his medley of hit.

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Does it somehow make it warmer knowing this? :)


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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2014, 02:54:13 PM »
you know its cold when you see democrats with their hands in their own pockets...



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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2014, 04:51:10 PM »
Great job Chris.  You proved Al Gore was full of shit.  :beerchug: :bigok:


And that's why they changed the meme from Global Warming to Climate Change.


Remember they were calling for the coming ice age back in the 70's.

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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2014, 06:12:07 PM »
Um, 7:11 AM in Bangkok and already at least 80 degrees.  But yeah, wife says it's freakin cold at home.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2014, 09:26:11 PM »
Fact - climate is constantly changing - has been since the Earth was created.  (It's that not too subtle touch of irony...)

Fact - all living organisms, plants, animals & humans affect climate - through respiration, decay, consumption, etc.

Unknown - total extent of man's (and women & children too) impact on the environment.

Known - man is his own worst enemy.

‘It’s Not Too Late To Reverse The Alarming Trend Of Climate Change,’ Scientists Who Know It’s Too Late




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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2014, 11:12:21 PM »
Fact - climate is constantly changing - has been since the Earth was created.  (It's that not too subtle touch of irony...)

Fact - all living organisms, plants, animals & humans affect climate - through respiration, decay, consumption, etc.

Unknown - total extent of man's (and women & children too) impact on the environment.

Known - man is his own worst enemy.

‘It’s Not Too Late To Reverse The Alarming Trend Of Climate Change,’ Scientists Who Know It’s Too Late




Saw 2 F on the thermometer yesterday, can hardly wait till it's 102 F, curse them both.



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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2014, 10:42:56 AM »
Fact - climate is constantly changing - has been since the Earth was created.  (It's that not too subtle touch of irony...)

Fact - all living organisms, plants, animals & humans affect climate - through respiration, decay, consumption, etc.

Unknown - total extent of man's (and women & children too) impact on the environment.

Known - man is his own worst enemy.

‘It’s Not Too Late To Reverse The Alarming Trend Of Climate Change,’ Scientists Who Know It’s Too Late




Saw 2 F on the thermometer yesterday, can hardly wait till it's 102 F, curse them both.



Well Frank, your just a ray of sunshine today.


Climatologist Dr. Kevin Little, a man who, deep in his heart, knows all too acutely that it’s over, there’s not a damned thing we can do, and so we might as well just start preparing now for what is certain to be the unprecedented destruction of human civilization at the hands of a ravaged ecosystem. But it's going up to 40 on Saturday, so I'm going to go for a ride anyway.



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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2014, 10:51:25 AM »
Fact - climate is constantly changing - has been since the Earth was created.  (It's that not too subtle touch of irony...)

Fact - all living organisms, plants, animals & humans affect climate - through respiration, decay, consumption, etc.

Unknown - total extent of man's (and women & children too) impact on the environment.

Known - man is his own worst enemy.

‘It’s Not Too Late To Reverse The Alarming Trend Of Climate Change,’ Scientists Who Know It’s Too Late




Saw 2 F on the thermometer yesterday, can hardly wait till it's 102 F, curse them both.



Well Frank, your just a ray of sunshine today.


Climatologist Dr. Kevin Little, a man who, deep in his heart, knows all too acutely that it’s over, there’s not a damned thing we can do, and so we might as well just start preparing now for what is certain to be the unprecedented destruction of human civilization at the hands of a ravaged ecosystem. But it's going up to 40 on Saturday, so I'm going to go for a ride anyway.



*Okay, I added the last sentence.


 the end is near, fortunately near in geological terms is a very very long time to those of us with a <100yr. lifespan ;)
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2014, 10:58:02 AM »
Major downer post alert:


This Climate change, we gotta do something!  talk is all just re-arranging the chairs on the Titanic.  The problem isn't burning fossil fuels or deforestation, blah blah blah...

Those are just symptoms of the problem.  The problem?  Humans are overpopulating their environment and consuming all resources.  There is no cure for this except decreasing human populations to a sustainable level.  And by sustainable, I mean a level the humans on the individual basis will accept.

Until we get that under control, all these other actions just postpone the end point by a few decades maybe a century or two. 

Go back to worrying about CO2 levels.


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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2014, 01:07:11 PM »
meanwhile in ND, probably NSFW:

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2014, 12:25:01 PM »
srsly?

Last week there was a potential for flurries for tomorrow, yesterday a chance of snow, last night 2 to 4, this morning 5+, just now watch turned to warning and they're at 6 to 8 w/ potential for 10+ in the highlands. 

I love snow.  But we're going to go from mid to high 40s today back down to below zero wind chills with the snow tomorrow.  Good times.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 03:48:42 PM »
It's 51 here now and it supposed to be 13 tomorrow with snow. Maybe this whole global warming polar vortex crap is real.

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2014, 04:00:18 PM »
Or perhaps it's just a cold front.   :shrug:

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2014, 04:15:09 PM »
Or perhaps it's just a cold front.   :shrug:


 :lol: :lol:

Front Just moved through here.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2014, 04:19:32 PM »
Polar vortex II
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2014, 04:21:37 PM »
Thats what there calling it here to.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2014, 05:02:29 PM »
So we have a snowy owl eruption happening here.  I think I'll reserve my panic until the polar bears arrive. Or did the global warming already wipe them out?

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2014, 08:13:01 PM »
I received an email saying that my kid's school is closed tomorrow for inclement weather.  Didn't even know we were getting snow.

3-5" isn't anything to get crazy over but I guess in this world we live in it is.
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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2014, 08:16:46 PM »
I received an email saying that my kid's school was closed tomorrow for inclement weather.  Didn't even know we were getting snow.

3-5" isn't anything to get crazy over but I guess in this world we live in it is.

Its crazy how often and quickly they close school these days. My kids had a two hour delayed start a couple of weeks ago due to the cold!

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Re: So, cold enough for ya?
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2014, 08:49:16 AM »
I received an email saying that my kid's school was closed tomorrow for inclement weather.  Didn't even know we were getting snow.

3-5" isn't anything to get crazy over but I guess in this world we live in it is.

Its crazy how often and quickly they close school these days. My kids had a two hour delayed start a couple of weeks ago due to the cold!

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Up here, it's the transportation manager for school board that decides if they open or not. It's done before 6 AM, based on road conditions and weather forecast. Basically, the question is will they be able to pick the kids up and drive them back after school. Cold weather rarely affects the decision. Just bundle your kids up, they'll be fine.
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