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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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Default Too much snow and now the deep freeze, OY

For my fellow midwesterns, if we haven't had enough snow these past few weeks, we are now in the coldest weather in years....

I can't wait for spring already, seems winter has been way too long as it is...

Mike M, you are even colder than we are...How about you, Kuki, cold up your way as well?

Lets all stay safe and warm!!
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Old January 14th, 2009, 08:02 PM
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You all have surely have more snow then we have, and the cold you have is coming our way..I ended up doing my errands today, because of the bone chilling cold coming for the next 4 days or so...

Surpisingly, I was not that cold today running around...but, wait OY is right
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I just got home from Bible Study, and it is cold out there tonight, the air temperature was about -15below zero - so who knows what with the windchill - it is painfully cold
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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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We had tons of snow (18inches or so) over Christmas week and before. We were snowed in and had severe cabin fever for eight days. White Christmas??????????
Bah Humbug!

Portland, Oregon is not prepared for this kind of weather.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Oh you guys it is brutal windchill 13 below 0 degrees actual... I saw a washer I thought I wanted a while back at Lowes. I asked d/h if he might want to come with me and look at it. So we piled the fam in the truck and headed to town. Well the washer was still there, then I saw a different one I liked better, then I found out they didn't have any in stock aside from the floor model they wouldn't sell, so then we went off to Sears. There I found this young man who really knew his stuff about the washers and I found an excellent deal on a really nice top quality front loader with all the bells and whistles. So we bought it. I asked them how much they charged to deliver. Well evidently they no longer deliver if they have it in stock. So d/h and I and the merchandise pickup guy are trying to wrangle this washer into the back of my truck. It was so cold. my hands were frozen, I couldn't feel them to tighten the rachets on the tie downs, which made everything take even longer. We made it home and then had unload it into the garage. What a project. To top it all off we forgot to fill the corn stove up before we left and when we got home the house was below 60... grrr.
Oh well I kicked on the corn stove and the furnace, we'll be back up to 70 in no time.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:19 PM
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At the moment, 11:18 pm, it's -22C with a much colder windchill.
I believe our HIGH tomorrow will be about the same!
I am counting down the days till our cruise at the end of February!

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Old January 15th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Wow gang you are all having some cold weather. But at least we don't have any snow,,,yet,,,knock on wood.

That is one of the reasons we moved to the south many years ago,,,,however looks like I'm not going to be able to avoid it this week.

Temps are starting to drop here as well. Weather guy says to expect the coldest temps we have had in over 4 years by Friday.

I'm not looking forward to it. I HATE WINTER !!!

Try to stay warm and safe everyone.
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It may be my imagination but I think the last two winters in NH since I moved FL have been worse than ever. I guess I chose the right time to move. I do n ot miss that at all. Hang in there friends, spring is coming.

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OMG I really despise winter!!! I just woke up and it is -13 right now, not including windchill. I need a cruise now...
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My outside thermometer is registering a balmy -26F. The official reading is -19 but that's at the airport and 70 miles away. We are outside of the city so it is always colder outside the urban heat island.

It is so cold that when Kramer did his morning business I had to break the yellow icicle that was formed and held him to the ground.

I personally have the opinion that people get a little too worked up about weather these days. This is basically the "normal" January freeze and soon the temperatures will moderate. It seems that in the summer when it's hot we think about global warming and in the winter when it's cold we think about "the new ice age."

I think we've forgotten about the four seasons.

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I agree with Mike, and while it is cold, this deep freeze is supposed to last a few days, and when my mother first came to this country, as I grew up, I remember January cold snaps that lasted weeks. It is cold for sure, and bitterly cold in the country where it is all open and high winds.
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Yep, its minus 13 here, not sure what the windchill is, but its very cold...

Be careful out there today folks.
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it is now 15 below. Four seasons or not, I don't like it and reserve the right to whine about it until I either get somewhere warm or the warmth comes to me. In a minute I am going to hop into a hot bath and pretend to be roasting in the sun on a distant shore.

23 days until we sail away. I am so happy to escape.
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BW now that I agree with as well. yes it is winter and yes it is expected, but I am still going to complain about it
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Global warming, schmobal warming!

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The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Levi Counties.

It remains to be seen if a warning will be needed as overnight patchy cloudiness may keep temperatures up. However, Friday night into Saturday morning will feature mainly clear skies and a potential widespread Freeze Warning as Saturday morning should be our coldest morning of this cold snap.

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I guess I sholdnt complain about the cold, I chose to live in the North. ( what the heck was I thinking). Oh well 10 days til we cruise
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