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Get ready for it to feel as cold as MINUS SIXTY! Nation braces for coldest temperatures in 40 YEARS
Mail Online ^ | 4 January 2014 | Various

Posted on 01/04/2014 7:33:23 PM PST by Windflier

Experts have warned that Friday's freezing temperatures were simply a warm-up and that this weekend will bring a big chill for 140 million people - almost half the nation - that could prove fatal for the unprepared - and will continue through the winter.

With the Northeast still reeling from the huge storm that dumped as much as two-feet of snow across the region and was responsible for the deaths of 16 people, a new weather system is threatening to bring record low temperatures to the Midwest as a polar vortex barrels over the United States.

'It's the mother lode of cold air,' said Weather Channel coordinating meteorologist Tom Moore. 'On the heels of what will be the coldest air of the season, will be dangerous, life-threatening winds.'

Because of the winds, 'It may feel as cold as negative 50 to negative 60 on Sunday night over sections of the north-central states,' the National Weather Service said to NBC News. 'In those conditions, frost bite sets in on exposed skin within five minutes.'

Moore said that as the freakishly cold weather hits the region, authorities need to act fast to avoid a human catastrophe because of the chill.

'Anybody living out on the streets needs to be rounded up and put into a shelter,' said Moore to MSNBC News.

'The repercussions ... could be deadly, and I'm afraid we're going to see cases like that.'

The temperature predictions are startling: 25 below zero in Fargo, North Dakota, minus 31 in International Falls, Minnesota, and 15 below in Indianapolis and Chicago.

The so-called 'polar vortex' will send cold air piled up at the North Pole down to the U.S., funneling it as far south as the Gulf Coast.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Full title: Get ready for it to feel as cold as MINUS SIXTY! Nation braces for the coldest temperatures in 40 YEARS as 'polar vortex' crosses US

Brrrrr.....

1 posted on 01/04/2014 7:33:23 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

I guess a “hockey stick” would really come in handy.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 7:34:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


3 posted on 01/04/2014 7:35:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: Windflier

Why is this news in the UK?


4 posted on 01/04/2014 7:35:17 PM PST by jdege
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To: Windflier

Why can’t we tap into those ‘millions of degrees’ of heat in the center of the Earth that Al Gore told us about?


5 posted on 01/04/2014 7:35:24 PM PST by posterchild
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To: Windflier

Something similar hit southern PA exactly twenty years ago in 1994.

On a morning with the low about -20F I watched the steam cloud from the local paper mill just hold motionless over the town in a windless arctic clear blue sky.

In the town itself there was steady snow precipatating from the cloud. Inches of it! Outside of town, brilliant sunshine.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 7:36:15 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Windflier
Hope the polar vortex barrels right over Algore.

Stay safe and warm, FRiends.

7 posted on 01/04/2014 7:36:50 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Windflier

We need everyone to keep their SUVs running 8 hours a day and maybe frequently spray a little deodorant on your armpits. We need some “global warming”. Bad!


8 posted on 01/04/2014 7:37:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: posterchild
Why can’t we tap into those ‘millions of degrees’ of heat in the center of the Earth that Al Gore told us about?

Sorry, that would only warm the earth even more than it is now. Haven't you any compassion for those poor sweltering polar bears?

Meanie.

9 posted on 01/04/2014 7:37:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: carriage_hill; Daveinyork; Nextrush; P.O.E.

FYI


10 posted on 01/04/2014 7:37:59 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: posterchild

They’re doing that in Iceland- most of the power there is geothermal.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 7:38:16 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Windflier

Globull warming. Brrrrrrr.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 7:38:20 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Windflier

I HATE the use of the wind chill factor and ‘feels like’ to describe the actual temperature. Just tell me the dang temperature...


13 posted on 01/04/2014 7:38:56 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: ClearCase_guy
I guess a “hockey stick” would really come in handy.

Or a few thermometers that aren't strategically placed near rooftop air conditioners, or on airport tarmacs.

14 posted on 01/04/2014 7:39:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jdege
Why is this news in the UK?

We fascinate them.

15 posted on 01/04/2014 7:39:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Well there is good news in this.

Imagine how cold it would be if it weren't for gorebull warming.

16 posted on 01/04/2014 7:39:53 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Windflier

Here is a neat website

http://weatherspark.com/#!maps;a=USA/NY/New_York


17 posted on 01/04/2014 7:39:58 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Both of my 8 cylinder global warmers have been doing their part, but they’re clear down here in Texas. Sorry...


18 posted on 01/04/2014 7:41:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

My heart goes out to a lot of people who have to face this cold spell.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 7:43:06 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: BreezyDog
I HATE the use of the wind chill factor and ‘feels like’ to describe the actual temperature. Just tell me the dang temperature...

I get confused with all that too. I've resorted to just poking my head outside to figure out what the day's going to be like.

20 posted on 01/04/2014 7:43:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hope you’re staying warm, boss. Can’t be too bad in Fresno, but I have seen ice on the ground there before.

Happy New Year!


21 posted on 01/04/2014 7:44:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I lived in Williston for about 3 years when my husband was transferred there. This Texan learned what cold its! LOL!

Those people know cold! OTOH, it was the only place we lived where there was no hot lunch program in the schools. The kids walked home for lunch every day...............The nicest people lived there, and we have stayed friends with several of them.

They’ve had a huge oil boom recently in the Williston area, and I have heard that the population is skyrocketing!


22 posted on 01/04/2014 7:44:44 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: mountn man
Well there is good news in this. Imagine how cold it would be if it weren't for gorebull warming.

That's why I love Freepers. Their logic is freaking impeccable :-)

23 posted on 01/04/2014 7:45:06 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jdege

“Why is this news in the UK?”


Why is it news here?

It’s January.

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24 posted on 01/04/2014 7:45:09 PM PST by Mears
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To: Windflier

Glad I am wintering in CA rather than home right now.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 7:46:31 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: umgud
My heart goes out to a lot of people who have to face this cold spell.

Same here. We joke at Algore's expense, but this stuff is no laughing matter for those who are about to bear the brunt of it.

26 posted on 01/04/2014 7:46:48 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Censoring The Decrease in Global Temperatures
27 posted on 01/04/2014 7:47:14 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Windflier

An old friend of mine who works in the logging business out in western Canada once told me that there is nothing more miserable in life than changing the oil in his heavy equipment out in the field when it’s -30 or colder. Holy smokes — I’m freezing cold even just thinking about that.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 7:48:30 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Windflier

They are predicting it to get maybe down into the high teens or low 20s here in the Florida Panhandle.

I know, I know, that is nothing to Yankees in Wisconsin or Minnesota but I will have to keep my faucets running to keep the pipes from freezing.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 7:48:30 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Windflier

30 posted on 01/04/2014 7:50:11 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Windflier

Freakish? Is it really freakish? We’ve had it worse than this. It’s been awhile since it’s been this cold, but I wouldn’t call it freakish. It’s winter in the Midwest.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 7:51:05 PM PST by virgil
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To: Mears

January it is, but it has not been this cold here in MI in 20 years. Not that common.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 7:53:06 PM PST by madison10
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To: Windflier

Maybe “Sampled” would be more appropriate than “Warm up”!!!!


33 posted on 01/04/2014 7:53:22 PM PST by Forrestfire (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Windflier

We’re winning the war on globull warming!


34 posted on 01/04/2014 7:53:33 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: lightman
Payback with dioxin/furan snow on PH Glatfelter Co...


35 posted on 01/04/2014 7:54:18 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Windflier

Global warming my frostbitten ass.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 7:56:54 PM PST by stboz
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To: basil

I really admire people who live in real snow country. As a native of the Southwest U.S., I’ve never had to endure the sort of ice and snow they regularly contend with.

About the worst winter I ever experienced, was when I lived for a time in southern England. For months, everything was blanketed in a layer of pure white frost. I never even knew what the temperature was because it was always expressed in Celsius. All I knew is that I was freezing my tookis off every day of the week, and it seemed like it would never end.

It gets colder than I like in DFW, but it’s mostly manageable. When it gets lower than 37 degrees outside, we can’t work, but thankfully there aren’t too many of those days.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 7:57:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Like these
http://www.surfacestations.org/odd_sites.htm


38 posted on 01/04/2014 7:57:49 PM PST by matt04
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To: BreezyDog

Actually, “feels like” is the low information voter way of saying “removes heat from a body (of mass above freezing temperature) as fast as that temp with no wind.” It is actually a scientific measure of heat loss.

So at a wind chill of -20, you would lose as much heat (and freeze to death) as fast as at -20 temp with no wind. But at 33 degrees F, no matter the wind chill, ice won’t form.

Just FYI.


39 posted on 01/04/2014 7:57:55 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: B4Ranch

Cool site. I set it for Dallas and bookmarked it. Thanks.


40 posted on 01/04/2014 8:00:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: posterchild

Why can’t we tap into those ‘millions of degrees’ of heat in the center of the Earth that Al Gore told us about?


Temps started going down around the same time we stopped, or at least limited oil drilling.... I see a pattern here.

DRILL BABY DRILL!

I’m in Minnesota. I maybe forced to contribute to the “warming” by leaving my car run all night.


41 posted on 01/04/2014 8:01:01 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Windflier

That is the temperature at which propane freezes in it’s tank.


42 posted on 01/04/2014 8:01:55 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Windflier

Its not so bad. Now that I’m older I don’t waste much time on winter. I’m kind of an ant. I spend my summer and fall with an eye on making winter easy and try to relax and stay inside.

When I was younger my friends and I proved how tough we were by being out and around in the worst possible weather. However I have got an urge to do some icefishing but I think I’ll wait till the rough stuff passes.


43 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Windflier
What makes me nuts is the tv news putting some poor reporter outside in this weather just to tell us its cold outside. One station had a reporter drop an egg into the snow to demonstrate how fast the egg could freeze. Are people really that stupid they wouldn't know how cold it is without all this nonsense?
44 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:06 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: bmwcyle
I loved this response.

Will Jonassen2 months ago
in reply to primpal08

Well, I've personally shared just about everything I know - those things I have either seen, or could verifiably see with my own eyes, mainly - I live in FL by where it is easy to take a boat out to the gulf stream, and literally have watched it changed and muddy and shrink. It's Oct. I'm in shorts, no shirt. When I was a kid, it snowed here, or usually was at least near freezing by now....

Last 5-10, only hotter. 70 degrees above what it should be right now. I can't explain, thnk ur side is wrong.

Seriously.


45 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:09 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Windflier
It's winter in Wisconsin...that is what happens.

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46 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:22 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Squawk 8888

“They’re doing that in Iceland- most of the power there is geothermal.”

That’s an expensive place to live, but I think that in the capital, they just pay for the upkeep of the thermal works - no heating fuel bill!

It’s too bad that in most of the US, this type of energy is almost impossible to get at, except in the one place where you don’t need it - Hawaii.


47 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:29 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Jim Robinson
If you like your Globull Warming you can keep your Globull warming, period...

Another lie?...

This time lie of the last three decades...

48 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:31 PM PST by pandemoniumreigns
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To: Windflier

Thanks! Weather has been nice here. Happy New Year!


49 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:34 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Alberta's Child

I can’t even imagine what -30 feels like, or how anyone functions in freezing conditions like that.

We have to pack it in when it hits 37 because any colder and our fingers go numb. We’ve already blocked out Monday because the daytime high is only going to be about 30.


50 posted on 01/04/2014 8:04:50 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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