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First -40 nights of the winter.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bsj425, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    When it gets down to -40° we don't need to ask if that is Celsius or Fahrenheit. It will dip down to that here at some point this Winter but not this early.

    It's been quite mild here thus far but it looks like it is coming to an end. The prognosticators are calling for -7°C tonight and then down to -11°C this weekend.

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  2. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Last night we had a severe thunderstorm and "Tornado Warning" Tomorrow night it is supposed to dip into the 20's. °F that is. :coolgrin:
  3. Mt Ski Bum

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    sounds like eastern Mt! :lol:
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Drove into Anchor town today. Left home 11:00 at 0°, in the Knik flats it was -9, Anchorage was +4.
    Left at 4:30, Anch was +8, flats were -8 got home -6.
    Gonna be cold for the next few days. Add in some 40 MPH winds -5 is -36 chill factor.
    I'm calling is sick, being retired means the wife has to take care of the stove :lol: LOL
    Well I can dream :)
  5. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I can't even comprehend -40*. The coldest I've ever seen was -20* and it was brutal.

    "Coldest" night of the year here tonight...+25*.
  6. bsj425

    bsj425 Burning Hunk

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    Well there she is the coveted -40. I am officially
    Cold as well!

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  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I am confuse! Please clarify if that is F or C.
  8. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    At -40 it is the same on both scales.
  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It was a lame joke. Sorry!
  10. bsj425

    bsj425 Burning Hunk

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    Lol yep just plain cold! Sitting at -45'now brrr
  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I vote this as "Understatement of the day".
  12. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    "Cold" doesn't do -45 justice. I like thermally unbearable or something.
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    "Brutal" comes to mind.
  14. firefighterjake

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    "Wicked cold."
  15. snowleopard

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    Thermally unbearable is reserved for -50 and below. You wouldn't think the distinction matters at those temps, but it's a qualitatively different cold.

    I'm going out on a limb here and predicting cold winter in the northland. Expect we'll see some of that -50 stuff this winter, more so than awhile. It's been a bit since I've seen November bite this hard, but last time it did, we had about three weeks where we didn't see anything over -40. You know what a gym full of elementary students who haven't been outside for a month is like? boing! boing! boing!
  16. bsj425

    bsj425 Burning Hunk

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    I'll take this over the freak rain storm last November that was a mess...I just hope it gets to at least -10 need to go check my traps!
  17. Backwoods Savage

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    Visited North Pole, Alaska one time but it was not that cold. Of course we were there in August.

    Coldest I've been in so far is -52. The cold was bad but that 25-35 mph wind was the worst I ever want to be in!
  18. tfdchief

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    That is what my son-in-law from Plymouth Mass says!
  19. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    When I lived on the manistee river about 92 or so I seen -48. That was brutal.I went to work over in empire on the big lake big blow from the west.We had to deliver a fridge of all things while in the lady's house her radio was on the djweatherman said it was over 100 below windchill.
  20. Backwoods Savage

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    Probably very happy to get back into the woods after that one!
  21. woodchip

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    Our fridges are full of environmentally friendly refrigerants now and have to be kept in the warm to work, they pack up in the cold.

    With a windchill of -100 we'd probably have to put the fridge next to the stove to get it working...... ;-)
  22. Mt Ski Bum

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    nowhere near -40, but we did get down to around -10 w/ a windchill around -30 a couple nights ago....

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  23. bogydave

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    Thanks goodness the wind died down here. Gonna be around 0, but with not much wind, going out side will be more comfortable without the 40 MPH winds .
  24. snowleopard

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    Warmed up to -15 here. Supposedly just a teaser warm-up--getting up to -10 or so for a day or two, and then the bottom will drop out if the weather forecast has this right.
  25. bogydave

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    Warmed up to -15 here.
    What town is close to "here"??

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