Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4238 times:
My examples seem to pale in comparision to what you guys have posted thus far:
-When I was in Butte, MT about 4 years ago this past March, I woke up one morning and it was 0F. Since I lived most of my life in tropical and subtropical climates, that was freaking cold for me. My poor car was barely able to start.
-This past winter when I visited Milwaukee, it was -3F one morning.
Oldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4210 times:
My hometown harrisburg PA jan 1994, dont remeber the exact date i think around the 20th, -22 F Harrisburgs, all time record low. Luckily it wasn,t windy,still damm cold for me, I also spent a winter in Minneapolis in late 60,s It may have been colder there but i don,t really remember. I do remember snow being on the ground, not drifts from
thanksgiving untill late march.
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4206 times:
I remember I was in Deadwood, SD one time in January, where the temperature was ridiculously low, to the point that water froze as you throw it in the air. I never figured out exactly how low it got, though.
Also hit some nasty cold spells in the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid NY area.
Any time I ever say I'm cold around my grandfather, though, he tells me stories about the years he lived up in Alaska, working for Exxon.
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1564 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4170 times:
Bozeman, MT February '88. During the 2 week Siberian cold front that plunged much of the U.S. below 0°F it reached -53°F one night. It was crazy. One morning it was about 45°F with a Chinook wind and people running around in shorts. Then a few hours later it was -30°F and we didn't get above 0 for over 2 weeks. Fastest and largest climate change I've ever experienced.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
A few winters ago here in Whitehorse it hit -48°C and stayed in that area for over a week. I remember walking to the bus stop a few times in that... good times eh. Trick is keep going and dont even consider taking your mind off that nice heater in the bus. Atleast it's a dry cold so you it doesn't feel that bad, because my experience is a wet -2 feels roughly the same as a dry -10. Was down in the -40s a few times when I was living in Yellowknife as well.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4140 times:
Bodø, Norway. During the winter storms, the temperature was only between -10 to -15 degrees C. But with the winds we effectivly had closer to -40C.
Even a short trip from building to building in the military base required layers of thick clothing. All that was exposed were the eyes, and it was freezing like hell. (A bit of a paradox that sentence)
Ah, those were the days...
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