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Title: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: SlowModem on January 02, 2018, 08:55:20 AM
It was 4F just a few minutes ago.  The cold air has been easing into the area for the past couple of days.  I'm hoping things will warm after today.  It's my understanding that we were on the edge of the huge air mass.  I'm sure the people in Fargo, ND just shrug and go about their business.  I'm starting the new year thinking I may retire to somewhere warm where it doesn't get below 40F.   Brrrrr.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: Otis on January 02, 2018, 09:10:10 AM
Yep, been pretty cold here too.  Warmer does sound better  :grin:
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: PaulMy on January 02, 2018, 09:42:28 AM
This continued cold is affecting a large area... and particularly the last week of December.  Our coldest is usually late January and early February.
http://www.komokaweather.com/mysql/monthly-temp.php
http://www.komokaweather.com/mysql/monthly-data.php
http://www.komokaweather.com/weather/betel_datasummaryCU.php

Brrr
Paul
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: BeaverMeadow on January 02, 2018, 10:06:25 AM
Last autumn the NWS was predicting a warmer than normal winter for New England. I always thought this kind of mid-term forecasting was highly questionable. Now I am convinced that it is pretty much worthless.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: Aardvark on January 02, 2018, 10:07:16 AM
It is just nasty.   Right now -13.9F.   it has been below zero around the clock in Iowa.   Windchills are terrible. Maybe, just Maybe  next Monday we see 24 F .
The serious part is that the roads around here have a thin layer of ice, making it slippery. with the seriously below zero temps,  the traditional ice melting chemicals are worthless.

And  it is only January.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: DoctorKnow on January 02, 2018, 10:26:00 AM
It is just nasty.   Right now -13.9F.   it has been below zero around the clock in Iowa.   Windchills are terrible. Maybe, just Maybe  next Monday we see 24 F .   
It is just nasty.   Right now -13.9F.   it has been below zero around the clock in Iowa.   Windchills are terrible. Maybe, just Maybe  next Monday we see 24 F .   Welcome to the wonderful world of messing with the environment, Mr.  T.     
 
And  it is only January.

How has Mr. T "messed with the environment"? That was MR. BIgshot O. He was doing the manipulation and declaring a war on weather saying it was a threat to security.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 10:36:26 AM
stop the politics-thank you.

We have been below zero since Friday. All but one hour or so.

I have posted a few times in other threads about pop in the garage exploding.

Slow modem-I was not real keen on sending my kid back to Fargo yesterday. Yes, her car runs fine, but you never know when it will get icy. This cold, water from car exhaust freezes on the road and will not be thawed by the salt on the roads. I tracked her almost the entire way home and back.

I am at school today preparing for next week. I slid a little bit on the way in. But for us, warmth means snow. It is supposed to snow tonight and a little later in the week. Yes, it can be too cold to snow.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: Aardvark on January 02, 2018, 10:45:39 AM
stop the politics-thank you.

We have been below zero since Friday. All but one hour or so.

I have posted a few times in other threads about pop in the garage exploding.

Slow modem-I was not real keen on sending my kid back to Fargo yesterday. Yes, her car runs fine, but you never know when it will get icy. This cold, water from car exhaust freezes on the road and will not be thawed by the salt on the roads. I tracked her almost the entire way home and back.

I am at school today preparing for next week. I slid a little bit on the way in. But for us, warmth means snow. It is supposed to snow tonight and a little later in the week. Yes, it can be too cold to snow.
Iowa schools are starting back this week. Des Moines tomorrow.  Colleges on Friday. Universities on the 15th.   I am home with coffee. :)
 We have had some major housing fires,  people need to be careful. An apartment complex went up in flames yesterday.  32 people homeless -condos.   

I think next summer , I willl spring for a new furnace. I had a new airconditioner put in last summer, the furnace is getting a bit old, a Trane,  so Maybe in May I can have it done. I am getting older and the wife won't remember it. 

But fire prevention should be in your lesson plans somewhere..

The weather equipment is working right now
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: SoMDWx on January 02, 2018, 10:59:13 AM
Hopefully all of you have sufficient heat.. My furnace went out Thursday night and I have a small gas stove in the basement which heats just the basement but not the rest of the house...

ARGH!
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 11:29:09 AM
Aardvark-I have been by those. Someone prob with a small heater.

Quote
The Waterloo suburb of Evansdale lost water service for a time Monday after temperatures fell to minus 20 degrees (-29 Celsius). Mayor Doug Faas (fahs) said Tuesday that water is being run directly from the wells into the system, bypassing the suspected ice blockage in the tower.

A city staffer is expected to climb the tower later Tuesday to see what's wrong and determine how to fix the problem.

In the northwest Indiana city of Lafayette, residents began hearing a hum that Duke Energy says is caused by extra power surging through utility lines to meet power demands during the Arctic blast. Monday's low fell to minus 16 degrees at the National Weather Service's Purdue Airport station in adjacent West Lafayette.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: ValentineWeather on January 02, 2018, 11:41:59 AM
One of the colder stretches here in the 4 winters since moving in. Received the rest of pre paid summer fill propane today 100 gallons and he said I had room for 18 more gallons  so 118 gallons used since fill in September. Not bad at all considering but November was well above normal.

I did add insulation last summer R-60+ roof and think it may pay off in a couple winters plus house had a new Carrier furnace added 20 seer just prior to moving in.  Since Christmas temperatures.... ;)
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Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 11:49:03 AM
YOu could be these people. Jumping into Lake Minnetonka for charity.
it was -6 yesterday.

http://video.startribune.com/people-brave-subzero-temps-jump-into-lake-minnetonka/467558733/
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: ValentineWeather on January 02, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
Braving the cold chating with propane guy.  :-)
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: Fox_Of_The_Wind on January 02, 2018, 12:17:18 PM
My skycam computer will not keep running in the cold anymore. I turn it on and it turns off.

I will try the computer again when it gets warmer out. But it don't look good for it.

My bloomsky weather station thing dies about 3AM because its batteries are cold I guess. and it comes back to life when the sun gets on it. I did see that its wind speed will not spin anymore also. Hope it is just frozen and not just broken.

it's a little warmer here today. my low yesterday was -13F today it was only -10F
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: ValentineWeather on January 02, 2018, 12:50:43 PM
Even the moles are COLD! ...Jan 2nd 2018 soil temperatures at 9am today
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Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: BeaverMeadow on January 02, 2018, 01:03:08 PM
"My bloomsky weather station thing dies about 3AM because its batteries are cold I guess. and it comes back to life when the sun gets on it. I did see that its wind speed will not spin anymore also. Hope it is just frozen and not just broken. "

Have you tried lithium batteries?
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: nincehelser on January 02, 2018, 01:56:49 PM
"My bloomsky weather station thing dies about 3AM because its batteries are cold I guess. and it comes back to life when the sun gets on it. I did see that its wind speed will not spin anymore also. Hope it is just frozen and not just broken. "

Have you tried lithium batteries?

Bloomskys have their own custom internal battery.  I think it's lithium-ion, but don't quote me on that.

I power mine directly from the AC adapter.  I guess it's been that way for a couple of years now with no problems except when someone unplugs it.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 05:18:03 PM
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Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: SlowModem on January 02, 2018, 07:05:32 PM
We have been below zero since Friday.

The first time I read that, I thought you said February.  :o
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: SlowModem on January 02, 2018, 07:54:08 PM
Since Christmas temperatures.... ;)

Wow! I'm thankful we haven't seen zero.  I hope all y'all up there are safe and warm.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: ocala on January 02, 2018, 07:57:04 PM
Don't see this for Florida too often.

significant snow and ice accumulations expected on Wednesday...
..Winter Storm Warning in effect for southeast Georgia and
portions of northeast Florida...
..Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of northeast
Florida...


If you can believe this the county schools actually called and said they are starting the bus's early so they are warmed up for the kids. And here's the kicker. If you as parents believe that it's too cold for your child to go to school tomorrow it will be an excused absence. :shock:
35 freakin degrees is too cold to go to school? I think I have heard it all now.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: MonumentHillWeather on January 02, 2018, 08:30:12 PM
We have also been well below zero for the majority of the time since Christmas here in Maine. Our highest temp since Dec 25th was 11F and the lowest was -23F. Our past 10 day average is a mere -6F!

And it has been windy so the wind chills have been brutal. Coldest wind chill so far in this stretch of -38F.

And itís going to be even colder this upcoming weekend.

Oh and did I forget to mention it looks like we have our second blizzard of the season coming Thursday into Friday. And someone mentioned itís only the beginning of January?  :lol:

  - Matt
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 08:31:27 PM
Don't see this for Florida too often.

significant snow and ice accumulations expected on Wednesday...
..Winter Storm Warning in effect for southeast Georgia and
portions of northeast Florida...
..Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of northeast
Florida...


If you can believe this the county schools actually called and said they are starting the bus's early so they are warmed up for the kids. And here's the kicker. If you as parents believe that it's too cold for your child to go to school tomorrow it will be an excused absence. :shock:
35 freakin degrees is too cold to go to school? I think I have heard it all now.

Minnesota "Hold my beer"
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: SlowModem on January 02, 2018, 08:40:45 PM
Don't see this for Florida too often.

significant snow and ice accumulations expected on Wednesday...
..Winter Storm Warning in effect for southeast Georgia and
portions of northeast Florida...
..Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of northeast
Florida...


If you can believe this the county schools actually called and said they are starting the bus's early so they are warmed up for the kids. And here's the kicker. If you as parents believe that it's too cold for your child to go to school tomorrow it will be an excused absence. :shock:
35 freakin degrees is too cold to go to school? I think I have heard it all now.

I'll bet there's going to be an all-day coverage on TWC tomorrow.  It could be  a really bad storm.  Luckily it's going to the south of me.  But the east coast is going to get slammed.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: CW2274 on January 02, 2018, 09:07:42 PM
If you as parents believe that it's too cold for your child to go to school tomorrow it will be an excused absence. :shock:
35 freakin degrees is too cold to go to school? I think I have heard it all now.
As you know, I grew up in Vermilion. The ONLY thing that closed schools was drifting snow, or something like Jan. 1978, pressure at 28.28", and waking up to two feet from overnight.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 02, 2018, 09:19:39 PM
16 years in the Robbinsdale School District-Minnesota

School called off-
1 snow day.
3 for cold.
2 for no electricity
1 late start.

Third day of school-our building had an electrical outage. Not a big deal? 1000 kids and the toilets do not work.
I digress-we were not sent home. We sat at a church for 5 hours and then were sent home. 
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: alanb on January 02, 2018, 11:09:00 PM
"... Dashboard shows the sign of person sitting on toilet..."   :lol:  Will never look at -4 the same again! Gotta love it!
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: Bunty on January 02, 2018, 11:50:22 PM

Wow! I'm thankful we haven't seen zero.  I hope all y'all up there are safe and warm.

Same here.  The coldest low is 3.  Below zero temps for lows were just a couple of counties away from here.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: waiukuweather on January 03, 2018, 01:11:11 PM
while you guys are colder than normal, the arctic is wamer than normal
http://models.weatherbell.com/climate/ncep_cfsr_t2m_anom.png
in fact I think you will find Alaska is wamer than the northern states
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: JŠchym on January 03, 2018, 01:13:58 PM
We are quite above average, winter hasnt really started yet. Christmas was very warm and wet. The temps hardly ever drop below freezing point even at night. Im hoping it will get colder later in Jan.
Title: Re: OK This is just crazy cold
Post by: chief-david on January 03, 2018, 01:42:51 PM
while you guys are colder than normal, the arctic is wamer than normal
http://models.weatherbell.com/climate/ncep_cfsr_t2m_anom.png
in fact I think you will find Alaska is wamer than the northern states

That happens a lot.