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(Kare11)   Let's see what the weather is going to be like in Minnesota.... Oh my   (kare11.com) divider line 213
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2014-01-03 12:55:25 PM
Holy crap. It's going to be -20 here tonight and I was all, wait, no, fark that, I'm still all
 
2014-01-03 01:01:06 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

"Looks like she's gonna turn cold tomorrow."
 
2014-01-03 01:18:43 PM

Sybarite: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x472]

"Looks like she's gonna turn cold tomorrow."


The ironic thing about that movie is that it was filmed during one of the warmest winters in Minnesota history. The snow was actually trucked in for those scenes and was still melting too fast -- note the puddle behind them.
 
2014-01-03 01:45:28 PM
So people live in Minnesota because....?
 
2014-01-03 02:08:29 PM
....fabulous?
 
2014-01-03 02:09:37 PM
More evidence of global warming!
 
2014-01-03 02:10:50 PM
I wanted to take my Christmas lights down today, but it's like 50 degrees outside today.

F*ck that, I'm not going out there... Brrrrr.....
 
2014-01-03 02:11:05 PM
Oh, yah, shoor.
 
2014-01-03 02:11:11 PM
damn.  hit 29 below here last month, and we had a week of sub-zero highs.  i thought that was cold.
 
2014-01-03 02:11:16 PM
90% chance of Takei?
 
2014-01-03 02:11:22 PM

Mugato: So people live in Minnesota because....?


because if they moved further north they'd be canadian?
 
2014-01-03 02:11:29 PM
Meh. The real bad weather news is happening out on the East Coast (from what I can tell from all of the news programs). I mean, those tough-guy New Yorkers are going to have to deal with a high of 41 degress tomorrow.
 
2014-01-03 02:12:49 PM
Meanwhile, in Big Lake, Alaska it's 29 degrees with temps expected to be in the mid-30's through the weekend.

/going hunting tomorrow
//stay warm, Minnesotians
 
2014-01-03 02:13:28 PM

ohdoublereally: More evidence of global warming!


http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/01/argentinas-worst-heat-wave-i n- 107-years.html

Worst cold in a decade Vs. worst heat in 107 years.

Or maybe 4th hottest year on record... during a La Nina year!
 
2014-01-03 02:13:33 PM
They're calling for a high of -15 where I live in Wisconsin. I work in retail -- might as well not even show up to work on Monday, there will be absolutely nobody shopping. Throw in a 3:30 Packers game where people will either be hungover from celebrating, or wallowing in their misery. NOBODY will be shopping.
 
2014-01-03 02:13:58 PM
So?  Suck it up.  When I was a kid we wished it was this warm.
 
2014-01-03 02:13:59 PM

Mugato: So people live in Minnesota because....?


Low unemployment, career opportunities, 19 fortune 500 businesses headquartered there, vibrant art community, high educational standards and performance, etc etc.

Yeah, hitting -50 is going to be pretty damn awful. But there is a reason we have furnaces. And it's not Wisconsin.
 
2014-01-03 02:15:10 PM
I grew up in Minnesota.  I remember going outside to play when it was -20F, and that was before calculating for wind chill.  Man, that was a hot summer.  (OK, it was January.  But still.)
 
2014-01-03 02:15:36 PM
It was a might chilly down here in Tampa this morning.  45 at sun up.
 
2014-01-03 02:16:13 PM
Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.
 
2014-01-03 02:17:45 PM
And they closed school in the whole state Monday.
 
2014-01-03 02:18:38 PM
lows reaching -30 degrees and wind chills predicted to reach as low as -50 degrees. High temperatures from International Falls to Rochester are forecast to reach only -15 degrees.

That's sweater weather, isn't it?
 
2014-01-03 02:19:13 PM
www.nasa.gov
 
2014-01-03 02:19:21 PM
mshades.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-03 02:19:27 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


i don't.   cold is cold.  might make allowances as to "what happens if i have car trouble" or something, but, other than that nothing changes.


/layers ftw
 
2014-01-03 02:19:37 PM
Its presently 65 degrees here. Behold the current map of NOPE

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2014-01-03 02:19:47 PM

ohdoublereally: More evidence of global warming!


weather ≠ climate
 
2014-01-03 02:21:46 PM

Mugato: So people live in Minnesota because....?


Good schools, good healthhcare, good jobs, good people, low crime.

My personal limit is about -5, and then I start to get uncomfortable and need to bundle up a bit. But our dog is a rescue from Alabama, and she gets unhappy at about 20. Oh well. She'll learn to like the booties, and get over it.
 
2014-01-03 02:21:52 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


Yeah, pretty much.  For me it is pretty hard to tell the difference between -10 and -30 except for how long it takes for the cold to chill the bones.  i.e. -10 and -30 feel pretty much the same but I can be out for 30 minutes at -10 before freezing and maybe 15 minutes at -30.  Really depends much more on the wind.  Throw wind into the equation and you just don't want to be out there.
 
2014-01-03 02:22:17 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


I would say it's more about the length of time you'll be outside and what you'll be doing.

Walking to the parking lot and back? You're probably going to have on a thick coat, hat, gloves/mittens if you'll be touching anything, and thicker shoes or boots if it's a decent snow fall.

Marching around outside to shovel or whatever? Same as above except you'll probably want to ass long underwear (long johns), snow pants, and a scarf or face mask to keep the cold off your face.
 
2014-01-03 02:22:42 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


Yes, definitely.  I can ski pretty comfortably in my usual gear down to about 7 degrees.  Went skiing once when it was -17, with heavier gear/more layers and absolutely froze my ass off.  Ever have snot freeze inside your nose?  Or tears freeze on your lashes?  Suckitude.  I could take 0 deg Ok, but -30?  Aw hell no.  At -30, you better not have one square inch of skin showing (frostbite), and if you're out for a while I expect goggles would be a requirement.  At 0?  Just bundle up.
 
2014-01-03 02:23:25 PM
Transportation is the main concern in these temps. My company and others like it are all closing for this reason. There is no vehicle made for -30F. Fark this.
 
2014-01-03 02:23:31 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


I find cold temperatures less of a problem than cold wind, the wind is really what gets you. I only dress differently, my big tuque, if it's really windy.
 
2014-01-03 02:23:42 PM
Considering my room is constantly 80, I think I wouldn't quite make it through -30.
 
2014-01-03 02:23:43 PM
Hell, it was so cold this morning that I had to wear slippers as I drank coffee on my back porch.
 
2014-01-03 02:25:32 PM

TinyFist: I wanted to take my Christmas lights down today, but it's like 50 degrees outside today.

F*ck that, I'm not going out there... Brrrrr.....


Speaking from the Middle North Dakota,

Fark You Sir.
 
2014-01-03 02:25:41 PM

Mugato: So people live in Minnesota because....?


It keeps the weak out.
 
2014-01-03 02:26:27 PM
On Monday, Chicago's high will be negative eight before windchill. Not nearly as bad as yous guys up der, but still, boss sent out an email saying people should work from home if they can.

I'm visiting a buddy in New Orleans in 2 weeks and I might just stay there until April May June.

Seriously, fark off, winter. No one likes you.
 
2014-01-03 02:27:05 PM

TinyFist: I wanted to take my Christmas lights down today, but it's like 50 degrees outside today.

F*ck that, I'm not going out there... Brrrrr.....


*shakes TinyFist*

It's 11 farking degrees here.
 
2014-01-03 02:27:21 PM

Priapetic: LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.

Yes, definitely.  I can ski pretty comfortably in my usual gear down to about 7 degrees.  Went skiing once when it was -17, with heavier gear/more layers and absolutely froze my ass off.  Ever have snot freeze inside your nose?  Or tears freeze on your lashes?  Suckitude.  I could take 0 deg Ok, but -30?  Aw hell no.  At -30, you better not have one square inch of skin showing (frostbite), and if you're out for a while I expect goggles would be a requirement.  At 0?  Just bundle up.


Think I once got, or almost got, a bloody nose from that.

 Had my hair freeze in the time it took to jump into the car to go to a friends house just up the road. That was when I switched to taking showers at night. (Not bothering with a hair dryer for 3' of hair...)
 
2014-01-03 02:27:48 PM
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2014-01-03 02:27:56 PM
On which globe is this record cold occurring?
 
2014-01-03 02:27:58 PM

Mugato: So people live in Minnesota because....?


We like it here.  The summers are lovely and the cold keeps the riff-raff out.
 
2014-01-03 02:28:57 PM
Heh, my flatmate (from here in NZ, where it's currently the height of summer) is currently flying home to Minnesota for a month. Nice timing.

/I assume she's used to it, but after converting your temperatures to Celsius so I know what in blazes you're all talking about, all I can say is damn that sounds cold.
 
2014-01-03 02:29:04 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


No way. 0 to -10 range, you can get by with a standard "winter coat" and maybe gloves if you have to scrape something, but otherwise it's not that bad. It's cold of course, but as long as you're not out in it all day long, and just walking to and from your car/a building, it's fine.

-30? That's "freeze the snot in your nose" cold. I think the rule of thumb is anything -20 or colder, you start feeling frostbite on exposed skin within a minute.
 
2014-01-03 02:29:45 PM
Native Minnesotan. Still remember the winter of 77-78 as being the worst, though not the coldest. My personal record is -40 ambient, -55-60 with wind chill. farking cold, no matter how you measure it. Also why I live in Austin for the last 25 years, though 110 has its drawbacks too.......
 
2014-01-03 02:29:55 PM

deanis: Transportation is the main concern in these temps. My company and others like it are all closing for this reason. There is no vehicle made for -30F. Fark this.


Is it true that in really cold places people just leave their cars running all winter?
 
2014-01-03 02:30:06 PM

Tyee: So?  Suck it up.  When I was a kid we wished it was this warm.


I remember being out one morning when the wind chill was -82.  It was back in 1983 and the onions on my belt were badly damaged, but, I was OK.
 
2014-01-03 02:30:53 PM

LineNoise: Honest question: do you really dress differently for -30 then you do -10? I mean I'm sure there is a lower limit where you need to bust out a space suit or something, but it seems to me that if someone was good to go at 0 degrees, they would be set for -30 as well.


You just have to be even more careful of exposed skin. At -10, you have slightly more time before your nose freezes off than you do at -30.
If you don't have any exposed skin, it's not a big difference.

For myself in SD on Monday, I'll be wearing long undies big wool socks, flannel lined pants my thick flannel shirt, a fleece insulating layer, a wind proof shell, a wool watch cap, a fleece neck protector, insulated gloves, ski goggles, and insulated boots.

So yeah, basically a space suit.
 
2014-01-03 02:31:29 PM
jayhawk88


Though, to be fair, one doesn't really "feel" frostbite until its much too late..
 
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