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I Have Never Seen Minus 11 In My Life !
You-and-your-damned-SUV's ... knarf ^ | January 7, 2014 | knarf

Posted on 01/07/2014 2:31:44 AM PST by knarf

Until this morning at 5AM


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KEYWORDS: coldoutside; itsdamned; winter
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We cat-napped through the night, taking turns, making sure the fire stayed roaring and not trying to bank it for the night.

Scared to death if the water freezes or the fire goes out at night when we can't get help ...

It'll be daylight in a few hours and I'll try to get some real sleep.

1 posted on 01/07/2014 2:31:44 AM PST by knarf
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Not that big a deal. Growing up in the 70’s in Chicago it was routine. And they NEVER cancelled school or shut down the government. We are now a nation of wussies.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 2:34:56 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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MInus Seven here, Central Ky, Just back from the Barn. Got a Cria, Baby Alpaca that is not doing well in the low temperatures, so I have set up a special heated place in the barn. Temps in there are 38 degree Fahrenheit. She’s eating and pooping so I think she’ll make it once the temps rise tomorrow.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 2:37:01 AM PST by The Working Man
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Doesn’t it warm the cockles of your heart to know that the First Lady is cavorting in the sun with Oprah on her tax-payer funded extended vacay in HI, while people are barely surviving in America’s worst cold since the 1970s?

And our pathetic president lectures us about income inequality, proving again his tin ear for how Americans think and live.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 2:37:20 AM PST by txrefugee
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It’s fun to blow soap bubbles in those temperatures. The bubbles freeze and (sort of) shatter when they hit the ground. Sometimes they will air-burst in a puff of steam. Less damaged ones might roll across the ground a bit.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 2:38:39 AM PST by clearcarbon
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Where are you? Grew up in Buffalo, Cleveland and later in Syracuse, NY. We saw sub sub zero temps ALL THE TIME.

I now live in Florida !


6 posted on 01/07/2014 2:38:54 AM PST by Baldwin77
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I went out yesterday around 5PM to hook up a heat lamp in the chicken coop and though I could feel the body heat from the chickens, they were still all huddled together.

I had built an automatic matering system just about a month ago and I was pleased it was still operational.

The time I took to plug in a heat lamp and position it, and walk the 25 yds or so back to the house was enough to chill right throught my thermies and bibs and carhart jacket.

That was at around 3 or 4 ABOVE yesterday.

My nostrils stuck together breathing

7 posted on 01/07/2014 2:40:00 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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I must be older than you but I do remember it hitting this cold and below here in Columbia county P a that was before glow bull warming


8 posted on 01/07/2014 2:41:31 AM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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No we are a nation that pays drug addicts to have more kids so nowadays if you had school you’d have 6 year olds sent out in hoodies and shorts to go to school in -11


9 posted on 01/07/2014 2:41:57 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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You simply haven’t lived long enough, Lil’ Buckaroo.

(Or perhaps in the wrong place.)


10 posted on 01/07/2014 2:42:24 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: txrefugee

So, it was colder in the 1970s but somehow this is all unprecedented?


11 posted on 01/07/2014 2:42:38 AM PST by RC one
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To: Baldwin77
SW Pa.

Born and reared in Boston ... never knew this kind of cold there ... lot of snow, and somewhere around the 60's or 70's it turned to a lot of slush, but never sub cold temps.

12 posted on 01/07/2014 2:43:07 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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You know it’s really cold outside when you go outside and it’s really cold.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 2:45:20 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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>> I Have Never Seen Minus 11 In My Life !

Climate Denier!!!


14 posted on 01/07/2014 2:46:07 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Honestly, it was standard January in Buffalo. And we went to school in it, unless it had lots of snow with it.

The Gore-crowd is milking this for all it’s worth. My husb grew up in Minnesota and they had 40 to 50 below for weeks in winter.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 2:47:16 AM PST by Baldwin77
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It could be worse - in Fahrenheit; minus 11 is actually ‘43 below freezing’.

We seem to be using a combination of Celsius (0 degrees freezing) and Fahrenheit (32 degrees freezing) and coming up with stats that are neither one or the other . Very confusing.

16 posted on 01/07/2014 2:50:40 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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-9 here in Pittsburgh.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 2:50:58 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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My thermometer is set up for F ...

We must be having a freeze right now ...

dipped to -11.2

I'l wait 'til daylight before I go out to (try to) start the vehicles.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 2:53:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: RC one
Before the Global Warming bull there was this...

Newsweek April 28, 1975


19 posted on 01/07/2014 2:54:49 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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I’m in West Alexander .. about 45 miles s/sw of you


20 posted on 01/07/2014 2:55:06 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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