Skip to comments.I Have Never Seen Minus 11 In My Life !
Posted on 01/07/2014 2:31:44 AM PST by knarf
Until this morning at 5AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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
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
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
You simply haven’t lived long enough, Lil’ Buckaroo.
(Or perhaps in the wrong place.)
So, it was colder in the 1970s but somehow this is all unprecedented?
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.
You know it’s really cold outside when you go outside and it’s really cold.
>> I Have Never Seen Minus 11 In My Life !
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.
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.
-9 here in Pittsburgh.
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.
I’m in West Alexander .. about 45 miles s/sw of you
We've had to get the kids in out of the snow riding their bicycles at -30.
Eleven below isn't so bad in these parts, but we're geared up for it, too.
It was colder in the eighties and nineties, too. The media have short memories.
Stay warm everyone. Watch those space heaters and fireplaces ... !
I USED TO have fun in it ... coasting and all that, but now I'd rather sit by the fire with a cup of coffee and read FreeRepublic or watch the non-stop, all day long ... judge shows on TV
Never knew there was so much crap on daytime TV until this year.
When the snow makes squeeching noises (kinda like styrofoam peanuts) underfoot, and the first breath in puts frost in your nostrils, it's about twenty below, or maybe a mite colder.
When my youngest grandson was born in Ft. Riley Kansas in early February, the thermometer registered -10. My rental car had heated seats and Mrs. Cobol2Java & I were glad for them! :-)
Regardless, 40 below, is 40 below (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
link to it. I can’t see it.
I don’t spend as much time out in it as I used to. I’d rather play with the great-grandkids...inside.
The current temp here in north central WI is -23 ° F with a projected high for the day of -6 ° F. Yesterday our high for the day was -17 ° F. Wind chill currently -51 ° F. We’ll finally start to warm up tomorrow (Wed) when temp goes above 0 ° for the first time since Sat.
I went through basic at Great Lakes Oct 25, 76- Dec 20, 76. Several times marching in formation and uniform of the day was suspended due to extreme cold temps. Chief told us put on all you have and get to the mess hall as best you can. When I came home after basic training for Christmas the lakes here in East Tennessee were frozen over at least a foot in places. I haven't seen that happen before or since. I went back up there in Jan 77- mid Feb 77 for more training and it sure wasn't any warmer LOL.
Gee....I didn’t know they had digital thermometers in 1890 that were accurate to at least 0.01 degrees Fahrenheit (to read 0.1 degrees F accurately, you’d need a meter that had an order or more accuracy, conservatively), or is it just those old times back then were better at reading the scales on mercury thermometers? Hmmmmm.....
When all’s said and done, the extent of temperature range on that graph is just 1 degree F. Hardly meaningful, or honest, at that.
GWMA ( global warming my ass)
You GUTT'A be shittin' us !
Well sorry about the HUGE butt picture, thought I had size tags in it... It was a picture of my Kitchen windows this morning... frozen solid
Sittin’ here in SW PA at -9. Do remember on the mountain going to -20n or so pretty often. Supposed to hit a high of 3 whole degrees today. Might have to turn on the air conditioner.
Thank God the Obama family is safe in Hawaii.
Meanwhile, -13 here in Indianapolis.
Been without power since 1 pm Sunday, running generator (gas furnace).
Fine and dandy!
I’m in Indiana County. It’s -11 here as well. Got bundled up like I was in Alaska just to take the dog outside.
I installed a generator about 4 months ago .... VERY comforting feeling knowing I have conditioned gasoline at the ready and maybe 5 minutes of down-time before it all comes back up again.
Think I'll go out and practice my puttin' when the sun breaks through.
It's not quite the White House, but for a few days, it will do for Michelle Antoinette. Sometimes you have to rough it just a bit.
-11°F = -29.3°C
-11°C = 12.2°F
Its 2 am here in Wasilla Alaska, got up, was hungry, went outside to car in t shirt and just long thermal bottoms, with boots to get tablet out of car, temp was about 30f and never felt it.
Its all about acclimation to your climate, now if ypu put me in Orlando the next week or so when its over 75f I will get heat stroke, go figure.
Yes its unusually warm right now in Alaska, it was 41f above yesterday, snow is melting.
I wish my digital thermometer had a Kelvin scale mode, just for the illusion.
So its 3 degrees outside but will be 56 degrees in 4 days- an increase of 53 degrees over just 4 days!
Tell me again how a 2 degree increase over 100 years will kill us all?
It hit 27.4, so far, up here on Amelia Island at 6AM. Pretty cool but not a record by quite a bit. No snow of course, last time was in 89 and I would not care if it did not come back till I was dead.
0 here and its time to go to work.