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It's a cold morning (in Barrow, AK).
http://seaice.alaska.edu/gi/observatories/barrow_webcam ^ | 12/17/2011 | seaice.alaska

Posted on 12/17/2011 8:43:00 AM PST by Signalman

Photo taken 7:26AM AK Time, (about 5 minutes ago) of downtown Barrow, Alaska. It's -15F.

Picture updates every few minutes.



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KEYWORDS: barrow; cold
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1 posted on 12/17/2011 8:43:02 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Sun will be up soon...oh, wait...


2 posted on 12/17/2011 8:44:54 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Signalman

I bet the updates every few minutes are hard to really spot. Not a lot going on. Well, I guess you can always watch the sun come up ... oh, wait ... that isn’t going to happen either.


3 posted on 12/17/2011 8:45:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: who knows what evil?

You’re faster!


4 posted on 12/17/2011 8:46:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; who knows what evil?

You guys are correct. I just researched it and the next time Barrow, AK residents will see the sun is on 1/24/2012 when it rises at 1:07PM, Barrow time.


5 posted on 12/17/2011 8:55:13 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Isn’t -15F this time of a year a heat wave??


6 posted on 12/17/2011 8:55:47 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

I think it gets colder in January and February.


7 posted on 12/17/2011 8:57:00 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Looks like a webcam of the Star Wars planet Hoth. lol


8 posted on 12/17/2011 8:57:15 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Signalman

Just curious - why would you park vehicles outside in this kind of cold? Doesn’t that make it very difficult to start and run them? Maybe engine block heaters? How does that work?


9 posted on 12/17/2011 8:58:16 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: Signalman

I can’t imagine why someone would choose to live full time in a place like that.


10 posted on 12/17/2011 9:00:52 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SuzyQue

The vehicles are PLUGGED IN to power to keep the block warm....we forgot to do that once when it was about 20 below, I think....NOT a good thing.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 9:01:05 AM PST by goodnesswins (Call your Congress Critters...HB1996...end the environ. atty's raping of the system)
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To: Signalman
I live in the Coachella Valley for a good reason.....I hate the cold.

It was 60 degrees when I got up, and I fired up the heat.

12 posted on 12/17/2011 9:03:19 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

77 here in Key Largo Florida. Feelin fine.


13 posted on 12/17/2011 9:06:19 AM PST by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: goodnesswins

Just checked. the record low for December is -55. February has the coldest day on record at -57.

2 hours and 57 minutes of visible light today, the sun does not rise.


14 posted on 12/17/2011 9:07:53 AM PST by pineybill
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To: KoRn

30 days of night.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389722/


15 posted on 12/17/2011 9:10:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: KoRn

For a job. I talk with a woman there from time to time. You have to have a license to possess alcohol.


16 posted on 12/17/2011 9:12:20 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: goodnesswins

That would be ugly!


17 posted on 12/17/2011 9:13:31 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: qam1
Isn’t -15F this time of a year a heat wave??

The average low in Barrow Alaska in mid December is about -27F.

Yes it's a heat wave.

18 posted on 12/17/2011 9:13:39 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: KoRn

Reminds me of a scene from “30 Days of Night.”


19 posted on 12/17/2011 9:19:57 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: pineybill

BRRRrrrrrr....I have experienced 40 below....you really do not go outside at that temperature....or at least MINIMALLY....


20 posted on 12/17/2011 9:20:17 AM PST by goodnesswins (Call your Congress Critters...HB1996...end the environ. atty's raping of the system)
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To: crghill
"77 here in Key Largo Florida. Feelin fine."

Sure...make me feel bad. It's 26 here in Rome, New York. Windchill is 17.

21 posted on 12/17/2011 9:22:01 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

30 degrees and light snow in Jackson Mi.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 9:36:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Signalman; Big Giant Head

That makes 40* seems downright heavenly!


23 posted on 12/17/2011 9:36:58 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: crghill

76 here in Orlando. But tomorrow you will wake up to a low of 75 and I will wake up to a low of 60.
Damn, cold fronts!


24 posted on 12/17/2011 9:47:35 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Re-flush Congress in 2012, some crap remains!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Good, no sunrise for a few months. I can finally get some shuteye.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 9:51:17 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Signalman

So is that the beach we’re looking at?


26 posted on 12/17/2011 9:55:35 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Signalman

I guess it is the beach. Check out this time-lapse video.

http://seaice.alaska.edu/gi/observatories/barrow_webcam/IceShove_BarrowWebcam_201102.wmv


27 posted on 12/17/2011 9:58:34 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: crghill

I’m in Fairbanks, and I would never live there. That said, we have some things going on here in Alaska. Things like low humidity, low illegal aliens, no state taxes, tons of guns, and in the interior about the best summers u could imagine. Oh yeah, millions of acres of No One! Yep, life is rough!


28 posted on 12/17/2011 10:13:40 AM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Larry Lucido

I remember a story and video a couple of years ago about an ice shove coming ashore along Lake Huron. It was trashing some houses.

aftermath video here.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/another-ice-surge-sends-chunks-flying-into-homes/18409


29 posted on 12/17/2011 10:17:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Signalman

FABULOUS! That’s how December and Christmas is supposed to look! Anyone in Barrow want to trade apartments with me in warm, moldy Louisiana?
I had my sun quota in June.
If Barrow has a mall and the internet I could live there happily!


30 posted on 12/17/2011 10:31:26 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: KoRn

Hoth-yes.
Wonder if there are any handsome blond,blue-eyed pilots there? My idea of ‘heat’!


31 posted on 12/17/2011 10:33:06 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: SuzyQue

A heating coil in water jacket of engine, battery blanket with heating coil plugged in all night. Unless you want to park till spring.

Winter is starting this time of year, tis the end of fall in that picture.


32 posted on 12/17/2011 10:34:01 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Good grief!


33 posted on 12/17/2011 10:35:14 AM PST by SuzyQue (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
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To: qam1
Isn’t -15F this time of a year a heat wave??

That's what I thought, too, at least for Barrow.

We usually have colder weather than -15 here in North Dakota this time of year (this year has been blessedly warm--so far!)

34 posted on 12/17/2011 10:38:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Bah humbug! The best Christmas I ever had was on a sailboat in Florida.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 10:41:00 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Signalman

Just curious, I see that house(?) near the water

Does the Arctic Ocean have tides?

If it does I assume they are much smaller difference than the Atlantic / Pacific being that the moon is never directly above and would be pulling on a much lower angle


36 posted on 12/17/2011 10:52:42 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

I’ve always wanted to visit Barrow, but the whole no alcohol thing keeps me away! Question: can you ever swim in the ocean there or is it too cold year round?


37 posted on 12/17/2011 10:57:06 AM PST by GeorgiaGuy
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To: American in Israel
A heating coil in water jacket of engine, battery blanket with heating coil plugged in all night. Unless you want to park till spring.

I presume Barrow has water and sewers. How in the world do they protect water lines?

38 posted on 12/17/2011 11:01:26 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: cripplecreek

Here is something I never knew:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrow,_Alaska

In 1935 the famous humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post made an unplanned stop at Walakpa Bay 15 mi (24 km) south of Barrow while enroute to Barrow. As they took off again their plane stalled and plunged into a river, killing them both. There are now two memorials at the location, now called the Rogers-Post Site. There is another memorial located in Barrow, where the airport has been renamed the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport.[22]

*****

I knew that the airport was named Will Rogers, but never knew why until now.


39 posted on 12/17/2011 11:15:34 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: GeorgiaGuy

Come on in, the water’s fine!

Swimming in Barrow, Alaska
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twxvvnIonzk


40 posted on 12/17/2011 11:18:31 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Signalman

Shopping in Barrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FgZZ8Wkwkc&feature=related

Looks like prices are about triple what you would pay in the lower 48.


41 posted on 12/17/2011 11:23:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Signalman

Tour of Barrow (winter driving)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6B7Trui5qo


42 posted on 12/17/2011 11:24:02 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I remember when Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in ‘35. It was a sad day in Oklahoma.


43 posted on 12/17/2011 11:26:15 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Signalman

I was in -15 once in St Paul and once in Hartford. It feels actually life threatening. I can’t imagine -55


44 posted on 12/17/2011 11:34:48 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Signalman

my favorite site webcam!
http://www.evk2cnr.org/WebCams/PyramidOne/everest-webcam.html


45 posted on 12/17/2011 12:03:12 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (The Silent Majority is roaring!!)
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To: qam1

I’ve been working in Prudoe Bay when it was -46ºf with a 55 mph sustained wind. IIRC, wind chill was somewhere around -100...

When it has been -20º and -30º then goes to -10º it really does feel warmer.


46 posted on 12/17/2011 12:25:53 PM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: qam1

Yes it is a heat wave...weird weather...I’m in central BC and it was just barely freezing this morning with light snow...warmed up later in morning to 33 and mixed rain and snow. I don’t like it!!


47 posted on 12/17/2011 12:31:51 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Signalman

So, on that day, my brother-in-law will very likely be up before sunrise.

Barely.

And only on that day.


48 posted on 12/17/2011 1:28:22 PM PST by DPMD
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To: goodnesswins

I remember back in the 40’s (1940’s) my dad would put a blanket over the engine when it got really cold...(Michigan)


49 posted on 12/17/2011 1:35:01 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Smokin' Joe
Blessedly warm here in Buffalo, NY so far too. No snow on the ground and it looks like it will be a green Christmas this year too if the forecast is correct. Been in the 40's mostly during the day, up to near 60 a couple of days last week. I love Global Warming☺
50 posted on 12/17/2011 2:42:23 PM PST by mc5cents
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