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2014-01-06 11:02:46 AM

vudukungfu: Those folks are not intelligent enough to survive that type of cold.
there will be deaths.


Check out this classy motherfarker...
 
2014-01-06 11:02:52 AM
Zeno-25: We had a snownado in Chicago this morning.

and high-pressure tanker cars of death in the foreground.
 
2014-01-06 11:03:45 AM

Al Gore warned y'all, and you mocked him.

It's Not Fark, It's Global Warming.

 
2014-01-06 11:03:50 AM

Marquis de Sod: It's always a bit warmer by the ocean, Atlantans. I suggest you march down there to escape the cold. And if you get chilly, just burn a few towns along the way.


As a New Orleans native, I sort of wish we had their current temperatures instead of the current ones in Atlanta. But I do not miss the New Orleans summers.
 
2014-01-06 11:04:06 AM
Level 3 snow emergency in Toledo today, wind chills approaching -35 to -45 tonight. I actually got an adult snow day!
 
2014-01-06 11:04:10 AM
 -16°F air temp & windchill of  -41°F  here right now. So quit your biatchin, Georgia
 
2014-01-06 11:04:23 AM

vudukungfu: Those folks are not intelligent enough to survive that type of cold.
there will be deaths.


Well aren't you just the most pleasant brand of bitter dickweed available.
 
2014-01-06 11:05:31 AM

ultraholland: Temperature goes down, anti-global warming derp goes up. You can't explain that.


I'm going to go with, "What is not knowing the difference between weather and climate, Alex?"
 
2014-01-06 11:05:48 AM

Molavian: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Yeah, but you haveget to live in California.


Fixed...
 
2014-01-06 11:05:50 AM

Tom_Slick: Rapmaster2000: Tom_Slick: vudukungfu: Those folks are not intelligent enough to survive that type of cold.
there will be deaths.

If that were the case, there would be no one in Atlanta as they would have died up north before they moved here.

I moved to Atlanta from Chicago.

So I'm really getting a kick out of this reply.

I moved here to get away from this crap.  At least the roads didn't freeze last night.  6 degrees tonight should cause a lot of busted pipes around town.  A coworker of mine had one break 3 years ago because it was running through the uninsulated part of his attic.  Another example of the outstanding McMansion construction you can get around here.

There are all ready school closings for Tomorrow because of the cold, I wonder what the list will be like in the morning.


I'm over in Alabama, where schools are also closed today and tomorrow; my understanding is that it was done due to fears about ice because it was supposed to rain throughout the Southeast last night.

I suppose that's a fair reason to close schools, but I don't get why they made that call over the weekend instead of waiting until Monday morning to see if there actually was ice.
 
2014-01-06 11:09:23 AM

Trillian Astra: Marquis de Sod: It's always a bit warmer by the ocean, Atlantans. I suggest you march down there to escape the cold. And if you get chilly, just burn a few towns along the way.

As a New Orleans native, I sort of wish we had their current temperatures instead of the current ones in Atlanta. But I do not miss the New Orleans summers.


Yes Dearie,

But in New Orleans there was always something good to eat or do to keep your mind off the heat.
 
2014-01-06 11:10:08 AM
I'm pretty sure I'll never get a "snow day" but I do get to operate under the idea that I shouldn't try to get myself killed attempting to get to work.

Also 60 degrees in the lab today, I'm not certain the heat is working properly, but this area is also poorly insulated.

/-4 F outside as well right now.
//Might have something to do with it
///Not much to do today, again eagerly anticipating lunch
 
2014-01-06 11:10:20 AM

Ker_Thwap: I'm sick of hearing about wind chill as if it's a useful measurement.  Unless you're hiking above the treeline in a t-shirt it's really not a big deal.  Put on a freaking jacket with a hood, wind chill mitigated.  Get on with your life.


You must be from someplace where it doesn't get too cold.
 
2014-01-06 11:11:27 AM

Ker_Thwap: I'm sick of hearing about wind chill as if it's a useful measurement.  Unless you're hiking above the treeline in a t-shirt it's really not a big deal.  Put on a freaking jacket with a hood, wind chill mitigated.  Get on with your life.


Those of us who, by necessity, spend a few hours outside every day regardless of weather, find wind chill information extremely useful.  It makes a huge difference how one dresses.  When working outside, it's just as important to not overdress as it is to not underdress.  Never assume that just because you don't find a bit of information useful, nobody does.
 
2014-01-06 11:11:47 AM

Ker_Thwap: I'm sick of hearing about wind chill as if it's a useful measurement.


It _is_ useful. At least in the north, where wind chill can easily mean the difference between brisk-but-comfortable and danger-to-exposed-skin-if-at-all-prolonged.

Those temps wouldn't be a big deal here - we know and respect the cold - but Georgia residents wouldn't have much experience with it.
 
2014-01-06 11:13:20 AM

blatz514: /car was angry with me this morning.


Mine wouldn't start, have to go and get a new battery :(
 
2014-01-06 11:14:09 AM

Port1080: I have a friend who moved from upstate NY to central GA this summer (she's originally from Detroit).  Watching her FB posts about the panic over the cold has been amusing (esp. since last week we had a high of -2 here one day..and tomorrow's high is supposed to be 4).


In central and south Georgia these temps are worry some as many houses were built without central heat.
 
2014-01-06 11:14:29 AM

Zeno-25: We had a snownado in Chicago this morning.

[i.imgur.com image 480x722]

The extremely cold air (-20) and gusty winds are clashing with the warm lake temps, creating waterspouts.


There's now an itsy bitsy spider warning in effect until 3 pm.
 
2014-01-06 11:15:15 AM

EvilVanMan: I'm pretty sure I'll never get a "snow day" but I do get to operate under the idea that I shouldn't try to get myself killed attempting to get to work.

Also 60 degrees in the lab today, I'm not certain the heat is working properly, but this area is also poorly insulated.

/-4 F outside as well right now.
//Might have something to do with it
///Not much to do today, again eagerly anticipating lunch


Until I saw the -4 comment I thought you may have been a co-worker. Actually trying to thaw some pipes as we speak.
 
2014-01-06 11:16:57 AM

theflatline: Trillian Astra: Marquis de Sod: It's always a bit warmer by the ocean, Atlantans. I suggest you march down there to escape the cold. And if you get chilly, just burn a few towns along the way.

As a New Orleans native, I sort of wish we had their current temperatures instead of the current ones in Atlanta. But I do not miss the New Orleans summers.

Yes Dearie,

But in New Orleans there was always something good to eat or do to keep your mind off the heat.


Why do so many people from New Orleans live in Atlanta anyway?  They certainly don't come here for the Southern charm.

I'm not complaining.  We have many more cajun/creole options than we used to.
 
2014-01-06 11:18:52 AM

Stone Meadow: Molavian: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Yeah, but you haveget to live in California.

Fixed...


Like you "get" herpes, maybe.
 
2014-01-06 11:19:38 AM
We Minnesotan Farkers send our most heart felt sympathies to our Georgian brethren and would trade places with them if we could...in a heart beat. I guess that's why they call us Minnesota nice.
 
2014-01-06 11:19:51 AM

TNel: blatz514: /car was angry with me this morning.

Mine wouldn't start, have to go and get a new battery :(


Dang.  You know it's cold when you cringe at every bump you hit in the road.

"Did my bumper just fall off?"
 
2014-01-06 11:20:45 AM

Rapmaster2000: theflatline: Trillian Astra: Marquis de Sod: It's always a bit warmer by the ocean, Atlantans. I suggest you march down there to escape the cold. And if you get chilly, just burn a few towns along the way.

As a New Orleans native, I sort of wish we had their current temperatures instead of the current ones in Atlanta. But I do not miss the New Orleans summers.

Yes Dearie,

But in New Orleans there was always something good to eat or do to keep your mind off the heat.

Why do so many people from New Orleans live in Atlanta anyway?  They certainly don't come here for the Southern charm.

I'm not complaining.  We have many more cajun/creole options than we used to.


Home offices for southern companies and people with loot who moved their after Katrina.
 
2014-01-06 11:21:12 AM

DubtodaIll: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Chance of librul, 90%


Chance of this guy living in a flyover state, wearing over-alls with no shirt, and loading his shotgun while muttering something about the dang scary black president - 96 percent.
 
2014-01-06 11:22:13 AM
In response to that wonderful question "Is it hot enough fer you?" I've gotten when in the Deep South in the summer I must ask.

Is it cold enough for you?
 
2014-01-06 11:22:19 AM

Infinity370: AngryDragon: Damn global warming.

Might look at what's currently happening in Australia.


 all politics are local :)
 
2014-01-06 11:24:00 AM
NWS says we've warmed-up to -15F here (Sioux Falls, SD), on our way to a forecast high of -10.  Couple more days of this, then we're headed into the 30's (above zero) for this weekend.  It's winter and it's the Northern Plains - it happens.
 
2014-01-06 11:24:42 AM

Hobodeluxe: Infinity370: AngryDragon: Damn global warming.

Might look at what's currently happening in Australia.


Are there problems with the ski slopes around the Alps?
 
2014-01-06 11:25:01 AM
it's 9 degrees here in TN, but without the windchill it's really not that bad, went out and got the newspaper in a t-shirt

dunno, anything below 32F kinda starts all feeling the same, the windchill and being wet tho... ugh, that's way worse than the raw temperature
 
2014-01-06 11:26:08 AM

SewerSquirrels: We Minnesotan Farkers send our most heart felt sympathies to our Georgian brethren and would trade places with them if we could...in a heart beat. I guess that's why they call us Minnesota nice.


Plus 25 would be nice, Minneapolis is 50 degrees cooler than that this morning.
 
2014-01-06 11:27:07 AM

Mudd's woman: Hobodeluxe: Infinity370: AngryDragon: Damn global warming.

Might look at what's currently happening in Australia.

Are there problems with the ski slopes around the Alps?


The Alps are in Spain, dumbass.  That's where tacos come from.
 
2014-01-06 11:27:38 AM
So how windy is it supposed to be down there anyways? Are you folks having a hurricane or something?
static.businessinsider.com
 
2014-01-06 11:28:35 AM

Tom_Slick: Port1080: I have a friend who moved from upstate NY to central GA this summer (she's originally from Detroit).  Watching her FB posts about the panic over the cold has been amusing (esp. since last week we had a high of -2 here one day..and tomorrow's high is supposed to be 4).

In central and south Georgia these temps are worry some as many houses were built without central heat.


Oddly enough, my house doesn't have central heat - due to a quirk of history our village gets a really cheap electricity allotment from Niagara Falls, so we have electric baseboard heat (with each baseboard unit having its own thermostat dial).  We also have a wood burning fireplace (with a glass door, so while it's not terribly efficient, at least it heats the house instead of just sucking cold air in from outside and sending all the warm air up the chimney) and a pellet stove.  And single pane old windows original to the (1870s construction) house.  They're gorgeous windows, but oof...cold.
 
2014-01-06 11:30:40 AM
It's 11 degrees here right now but with the windshield factory it feels like -8
 
2014-01-06 11:32:08 AM

hitmanric: Ker_Thwap: I'm sick of hearing about wind chill as if it's a useful measurement.  Unless you're hiking above the treeline in a t-shirt it's really not a big deal.  Put on a freaking jacket with a hood, wind chill mitigated.  Get on with your life.

You must be from someplace where it doesn't get too cold.


The opposite actually.  It was -14 two nights ago.  I didn't give a squat about the wind chill because I own clothes.
 
2014-01-06 11:32:44 AM
It was in the low 40s this morning on the way in to the office, with pretty strong gusts of wind. Supposed to get down to a balmy 7 tonight, with wind chills around -15. High of 18 fun-loving degrees tomorrow.
 
2014-01-06 11:33:20 AM
I'd love to be down there for that. Being from MN, I could become a spiritual guide of sorts, helping them through these difficult times, dealing with God's punishment for...being rednecks or something. I could be ruler of my own county by the weekend if the weather holds.

/cold should slow down the walkers, so there's that
 
2014-01-06 11:33:52 AM

blatz514: Classes cancelled here, but who still has to show up to work?

/car was angry with me this morning.


I found out work was cancelled... after I got there, and the maintenance guy (who was busy plowing the 16" of snow off the parking lots) asked "What are you doing here? They called off work!".  And I walked to work. A mile. Through the snowdrifts. And in the already-below-zero wind chills. Thank god I got a ride home, or I'd probably be in the hospital right now.
 
2014-01-06 11:34:31 AM

VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.


Fark you.
 
2014-01-06 11:35:42 AM

Karne: DubtodaIll: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Chance of librul, 90%

Chance of this guy living in a flyover state, wearing over-alls with no shirt, and loading his shotgun while muttering something about the dang scary black president - 96 percent.


Well no, I live on the coast in GA.  And I don't mind what color the POTUS is as long as he's good leader, which Obama isn't. But hey, keep those prejudices coming, viva la 'merica and stuff.
 
2014-01-06 11:37:04 AM

dryknife: It's 11 degrees here right now but with the windshield factory it feels like -8


Windshield factory. Lol.
 
2014-01-06 11:39:55 AM
I double dog dare ya,,,

This crap used to be fun, 45 years ago,,
Winter camping in the Boundry Waters used to be a sweet challenge. Snowshoe for 5-6 hours to a area remote enough for sound and light to become only your own and Mama N. Much more luxurious than summer when back pack limits your amenities. A plastic minibogan tows all the luxuries you can use. Back in '98, I was in Two Harbors for the -62 morning. 25 mikes away record set at -65, in Isabella. Word: don't even try a vehicle, you only break off pieces.
But, since the heart bypass, anything below freezing hurts and below 0 is a real pain.
Maybe after the stem cells,,,
 
2014-01-06 11:41:35 AM

DubtodaIll: Karne: DubtodaIll: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Chance of librul, 90%

Chance of this guy living in a flyover state, wearing over-alls with no shirt, and loading his shotgun while muttering something about the dang scary black president - 96 percent.

Well no, I live on the coast in GA.  And I don't mind what color the POTUS is as long as he's good leader, which Obama isn't. But hey, keep those prejudices coming, viva la 'merica and stuff.


Ha Ha, you really expect the 1% to let you vote for a "leader"?
Oh my, that is so cute.
 
2014-01-06 11:41:52 AM

ClavellBCMI: VivianVivisect: 75 degrees here in California. Sunny.

Fark you.


...with a cactus.

/enjoy your brush fires next summer
 
2014-01-06 11:42:18 AM

blatz514: TNel: blatz514: /car was angry with me this morning.

Mine wouldn't start, have to go and get a new battery :(

Dang.  You know it's cold when you cringe at every bump you hit in the road.

"Did my bumper just fall off?"


Heh.

I used to live up in the Adirondacks.  One year, just around Christmas time, we were packing the car for a trip to Maine.  It was about -34 Fahrenheit.  One of the hinges holding the rear hatch on the station wagon snapped in the cold.  My father had to wire the hatch on with soft iron trapping wire so that we could visit relatives.

/Cheap pot metal hinges on an AMC Sportabout wagon.
 
2014-01-06 11:43:05 AM

SewerSquirrels: So how windy is it supposed to be down there anyways? Are you folks having a hurricane or something?
[static.businessinsider.com image 615x403]


I'm in North Alabama and the high is 14F Since I woke up it's dropped to 12F. NWS m says the wind chill will 0F to -20F today. Not complaining just saying we only get this cold once or twice every ten years or so.
 
2014-01-06 11:43:18 AM

thornhill: I suppose that's a fair reason to close schools, but I don't get why they made that call over the weekend instead of waiting until Monday morning to see if there actually was ice.


It gives the parents certainty so they can plan accordingly instead of not knowing until Monday morning and having to react in a more immediate fashion.
 
2014-01-06 11:43:55 AM

DubtodaIll: And I don't mind what color the POTUS is as long as he's good leader, which Obama isn't.


Not to make this a politics thread, but Obama is a GREAT leader, it's just that half of the government decided not to agree with him on anything, long before he was elected.
 
2014-01-06 11:44:31 AM

Mr. Right: Ker_Thwap: I'm sick of hearing about wind chill as if it's a useful measurement.  Unless you're hiking above the treeline in a t-shirt it's really not a big deal.  Put on a freaking jacket with a hood, wind chill mitigated.  Get on with your life.

Those of us who, by necessity, spend a few hours outside every day regardless of weather, find wind chill information extremely useful.  It makes a huge difference how one dresses.  When working outside, it's just as important to not overdress as it is to not underdress.  Never assume that just because you don't find a bit of information useful, nobody does.



Fine, I'll put you in the category of the hiking along the treeline folks.  But you also know, since you're working outside, that you need to be flexible as the weather can often change quickly.   I'm mostly sick of people whining about the wind chill when they're perfectly capable of putting on a scarf and dealing with it.  It's like oooh, a big scary negative number, let's panic!
 
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