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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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

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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To: Kozak
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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To: knarf

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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To: Kozak

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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf

>> 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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To: knarf

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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To: knarf
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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To: knarf

-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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To: sodpoodle
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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To: eCSMaster

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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To: knarf
I'm in North Dakota...

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.

21 posted on 01/07/2014 2:55:16 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: RC one

It was colder in the eighties and nineties, too. The media have short memories.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 2:56:34 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: knarf

Stay warm everyone. Watch those space heaters and fireplaces ... !


23 posted on 01/07/2014 2:57:10 AM PST by Baldwin77
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To: Smokin' Joe
I'm 66 years old and I don't like the cold anymore.

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.

24 posted on 01/07/2014 2:59:31 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: shibumi
You know it’s really cold outside when you go outside and it’s really cold.

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.

25 posted on 01/07/2014 2:59:43 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: knarf

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! :-)


26 posted on 01/07/2014 3:01:02 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: sodpoodle

Regardless, 40 below, is 40 below (Celsius or Fahrenheit)


27 posted on 01/07/2014 3:03:50 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: Kozak

link to it. I can’t see it.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 3:05:16 AM PST by RC one
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To: knarf

I don’t spend as much time out in it as I used to. I’d rather play with the great-grandkids...inside.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 3:05:53 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: knarf

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.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 3:07:51 AM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php a place to meet when FR is down)
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To: Kozak
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.

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.

31 posted on 01/07/2014 3:08:39 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Kozak

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.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 3:09:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RC one

http://edge.liveleak.com/80281E/s/s/19/media19/2012/Jan/25/LiveLeak-dot-com-deb9b38c765b-coolingworld.jpg?d5e8cc8eccfb6039332f41f6249e92b06c91b4db65f5e99818badf9f4d4dd8deadf7&ec_rate=230


33 posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:47 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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To: Baldwin77
It's a balmy 27 degrees in Tampa at 6am...

GWMA ( global warming my ass)

34 posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:50 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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27 in TAMPA !!!????

You GUTT'A be shittin' us !

35 posted on 01/07/2014 3:14:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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36 posted on 01/07/2014 3:16:13 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: LowOiL

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


37 posted on 01/07/2014 3:17:23 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: knarf

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.


38 posted on 01/07/2014 3:20:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: knarf

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!


39 posted on 01/07/2014 3:21:39 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: knarf

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.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 3:23:16 AM PST by sneakers ( Quinn: "Liberty is the solution to the human condition.")
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To: vanilla swirl

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.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 3:24:38 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: MestaMachine
Warming trend right now ... -9.9

Think I'll go out and practice my puttin' when the sun breaks through.

42 posted on 01/07/2014 3:26:34 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: txrefugee
Warm your cockles on this picture of Oprah's vacation cottage...

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.

43 posted on 01/07/2014 3:27:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sodpoodle
in Fahrenheit; minus 11 is actually ‘43 below freezing’.

-11°F = -29.3°C

-11°C = 12.2°F

44 posted on 01/07/2014 3:30:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: knarf

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.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 3:31:45 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: knarf

I wish my digital thermometer had a Kelvin scale mode, just for the illusion.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 3:32:57 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: knarf

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?


47 posted on 01/07/2014 3:35:26 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: ken5050

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.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 3:36:09 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tacticalogic; All
HEY !
MAYBE THIS IS HOW GOD RELIEVES US OF OUR STINK BUG INVASION !!!

49 posted on 01/07/2014 3:37:20 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

0 here and its time to go to work.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 3:39:04 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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