Dougloid
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Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:29 am

Supposed to be -17 deg f in Des Moines tonite. Right now it is a measured -4 deg. f or -20 deg. C.

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:43 am

The cold air isn't hitting Virginia till Friday, right now it is a balmy 31F out there. Friday's low temp is supposed to be down to the single digits.

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
Supposed to be -17 deg f in Des Moines tonite. Right now it is a measured -4 deg. f or -20 deg. C.

I am not really sure the extra 15 degrees makes any difference. Either way that's really damn cold. I suggest you stay inside and find some activities to keep yourself warm.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:57 am

still warmer than here...
 
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:04 am

-4 F?, dang here in KBUF I am enjoying a much nicer + 5.7 F (or so the weatherbug station located about 3/4 of a mile from here says)

The forecast was for much colder temps but it appears well will miss the -15 F temps that were forecast a few days ago. Oh well the high temps for the next few days are around 0 f to 5 F with 1 to 2 feet of snow over the couple of days.

I guess I will be a cold old man out there with the snowblower ...

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:07 am

Sorry to hear.

81F today, 79F tomorrow, was at the office in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops.... Caught myself writing June instead of January on my checks...
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:17 am



Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 4):
81F today, 79F tomorrow

Zippy faints.... stirs and nearly faints from the thought of having to wait 5 months to see temps like those..


Oh my, the weatherbug is up to 6.6 F (Windchill -9 F)

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:34 am



Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
Supposed to be -17 deg f in Des Moines tonite

That is colder than an old girlfriends heart.*
 cold 

We are to get a glancing blow of the Arctic Clipper tonight single digits through tomorrow with temp climbing to normal range by Friday (45-50). I sure would not like to be sitting on a wing at a FBO fueling aircraft up your way.*

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:35 am

I drove to LAS today and it was beautiful. The sun came up and warmed things up to 60. After I shot all morning I got lunch and by 3pm it was 70. I drove back to IFP and the temp is 68 just after sundown. The Mojave is so sweeet!
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:44 am

Ohh Dougloid you boys in DSM got us Chicago kids beat - only supposed to get down to - 15 over the next two days here.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:45 am



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 1):
The cold air isn't hitting Virginia till Friday, right now it is a balmy 31F out there. Friday's low temp is supposed to be down to the single digits.

Same here on Long Island. Except right now (at 8:40pm) it's 21°F with a wind chill of 15°F (throw in 1-3 inches of snow). Tomorrow it's supposed to be a high of 18°F and a low of 5°F.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:05 am

It's dropped two degrees to -6 since I started this post....the coldest I was ever in was a recorded -51 deg. f in the winter of 1968 in New Hampshire-at least it was at the nearest weather station in Littleton. It was colder out in the Easton Valley where i lived.
It was so still and cold that when a car would go by on the road you could see the exhaust steam had turned to ice crystals and hung over the road like cotton puffs...

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:08 am

Weatherbug reports it's currently 61 degrees, and the high today was 70. The cold air moves in tomorrow, with the high only reaching 64.  Wink
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:16 am

Was 81 today and supposed to be similar for the rest of this week!!! Amazing weather guys!

Currently at 6:15 pm it is just above 71!
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:16 am

-13F currently, supposed to touch -25F tonight. Might break 0 on Friday, but only just.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:23 am



Quoting Lowrider (Reply 13):
-13F currently, supposed to touch -25F tonight. Might break 0 on Friday, but only just.

You must be up north of here. The reports from ND and MN are as you would expect...I think I'd like to be in Duluth in a waterfront dive looking out at the lake.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:29 am

-20F(feels like -40F) right now.

-32F(feels like -50F) overnight.
 
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:31 am

Cold, cold here in Cleveland, OH. Talk on the news is to cancel school cause of the cold and wind chill being to cold.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:52 am

No kidding....

.WIND CHILL WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. THE WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA LASTS UNTIL NOON ON THURSDAY WHILE THE WARNING FOR EASTERN MINNESOTA... INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA... AND WESTERN WISCONSIN LASTS UNTIL NOON ON FRIDAY. WIND CHILL READINGS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE 30 TO NEAR 55 BELOW ZERO RANGE DURING THE PERIOD.

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:05 am



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 14):
You must be up north of here. The reports from ND and MN are as you would expect...I think I'd like to be in Duluth in a waterfront dive looking out at the lake

I am about 200 miles north of Des Moines, in the land of 10,000 taxes. I can think of a few places in Duluth that fit the description. I don't mind the cold too much, but it does mess with the mind. Last night I was figuring out how much it would cost to make a set of studded tires for my motorcycle, and it seemed like a perfectly reasonable idea.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:22 am

I graduated from UND, so I think I can call myself a pro when it comes to cold weather. The current temp in Grand Forks is -23, with a windchill of -44. Actually, for Grand Forks, -23 is fairly common in January or February. I think the lowest I saw while I was actually up there was around -38 or -39F. As far as I'm concerned, once you go below +10 degrees, it all feels the same... awful. It's funny thinking what you'd do not to have to walk somewhere -- like class, a party, a friend's house, etc... or having to warm up/defrost your car for 20 minutes before jumping in it, or... wanting to take a "nap" in a snowbank on a walk back from class because it's so cold. If I ever had to move anywhere north of Chicago in the Upper Midwest, I'd kill myself.
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:58 pm

Good ole global warming in action... Big grin
 
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:07 pm



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 19):
Good ole global warming in action...

Time for the next Ice Age


It is currently 28 degrees here just north of Tampa. This cold front is even felt down here.
 
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:21 pm

This just in: It is so cold in the Upper Midwest that Britney Spears was seen wearing panties!!!!
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:48 am

well in NYC it was like 5 or so ... i wanted to go ice skating, my friends said it was too cold lets go to a movie... we went ice skating it was fun .. not too cold
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:55 am



Quoting 747srule (Reply 22):
This just in: It is so cold in the Upper Midwest that Britney Spears was seen wearing panties!!!!

Therefore she just landed at LAX so she could take of her panties again  Wink
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:38 am

Currently a balmy -24ºC (-11ºF) en route to a brisk -31ºC (-24ºF) here in Ottawa this evening.

Tomorrow will begin a slow warmup (we'll be above -17ºC/0ºF on Saturday and by Monday it'll be a relatively mild -12ºC/10ºF by Monday.

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:55 am



Quoting LH423 (Reply 25):
Currently a balmy -24ºC (-11ºF) en route to a brisk -31ºC (-24ºF) here in Ottawa this evening.

Tomorrow will begin a slow warmup (we'll be above -17ºC/0ºF on Saturday and by Monday it'll be a relatively mild -12ºC/10ºF by Monday.

LH423

Right this minute it's -10 deg f/-23 deg. C. and relatively calm. It does odd stuff...it made the Dragon Lady's van spit up brake fluid....but it started fine.

Funny thing, fellas. This am it was -15 deg. f when I set out to take her to work and 90 per cent of the vehicles on the road were North American, Big 3 products, a few Toyotas, nary a VW or Audi or Benz to be seen and one lone Beemer. I was the only Mazda I saw, and it's a beater.

Stay warm up Canada way, friend.

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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:15 am

its a balmy 2F in Milford right now...no wind to speak of

time to whip out the shorts for tomorrow!
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:45 am



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 15):
-20F(feels like -40F) right now.

-32F(feels like -50F) overnight.

That's what you get if you live in Winterpeg, Manisnowba. It's better here, currently - 18º C (windchill -28º C), expected -21º C (windchill -32º C) overnight. For those who prefer archaic units, it's currently 0º F (-20º F windchill), expected -5º F (-26º F windchill).
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RE: Low Temps In The Upper Midwest

Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:50 am

Been in shorts last 7-8 days.. Was 84F today, with similar expected for coming days.  cloudnine 

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