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Old 01-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #11471
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The temps have steadily rose overnight, Right now it's 34 F. I would like to get out there and scrape overnight snow/ sleet off the steps and sidewalk before the cold snap hits us again. Nonsense. It's 5 am my time. The neighbors deserve to sleep in even if I woke up.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #11472
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Frost quakes have been going off for the last couple of days. (very unsettling ) They have come to an end as a warm southerly breeze has raised our temps to near the freezing point.

Everything you need to know about frost quakes
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #11473
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They are predicting temps as low as -40 in some parts of northern Minnesota from Sunday through Wednesday.

My kid is driving four hours north to head back to school on Monday. I'm worried about her, since she has no concept of this kind of cold. I noticed she had been wearing a pea coat and ugg boots for the past few days. I asked her last night where her (expensive) heavy insulated coat is.

"Oh it's up at school."

I asked, "You do realize it will be 15 to 25 below on your drive back to school Monday night?"

"Yeah. But I'll be in a car."

"And what if something happens to your car on the way back? For instance, you have a flat tire or slide off the road?", I persisted.

"Stop nagging. I'll be fine!"

This is why I worry. I'm putting blankets and food in the car, whether she likes it or not.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #11474
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Bright and sunny this morning but it's still very cold. Temps tonight are forecasted to go below zero.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:09 PM   #11475
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It's starting to warm up here, just like they said it would.
And the snow that was able to blow with the wind has pretty much run it's course. I hardly have any snow on my roof anymore even. Still blowing, but not blustery anyway.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #11476
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I don't think we had any snow overnight, but it's blowing so hard out there right now it feels like it's snowing. The wind is packing down the powder, drifting the driveway and picking up loose snow where it can and swirling it around. Very blustery. It's supposed to get into the low thirties today, but if it stays like this it won't feel like it.
That sounds unpleasant.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #11477
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We're not getting a blast of snow, but we are getting the super cold, clear days that mean bundling up to your eyebrows. -33C with windchill today and tomorrow -37C with windchill. Brrrrrrr! Hope I find a stall with a plug in at work tonight.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:25 PM   #11478
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They are predicting temps as low as -40 in some parts of northern Minnesota from Sunday through Wednesday.

My kid is driving four hours north to head back to school on Monday. I'm worried about her, since she has no concept of this kind of cold. I noticed she had been wearing a pea coat and ugg boots for the past few days. I asked her last night where her (expensive) heavy insulated coat is.

"Oh it's up at school."

I asked, "You do realize it will be 15 to 25 below on your drive back to school Monday night?"

"Yeah. But I'll be in a car."

"And what if something happens to your car on the way back? For instance, you have a flat tire or slide off the road?", I persisted.

"Stop nagging. I'll be fine!"

This is why I worry. I'm putting blankets and food in the car, whether she likes it or not.
And a can with a candle and matches. Kids. They think they're invincible, I'll say a prayer for her drive Steve.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #11479
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They are predicting temps as low as -40 in some parts of northern Minnesota from Sunday through Wednesday.

My kid is driving four hours north to head back to school on Monday. I'm worried about her, since she has no concept of this kind of cold. I noticed she had been wearing a pea coat and ugg boots for the past few days. I asked her last night where her (expensive) heavy insulated coat is.

"Oh it's up at school."

I asked, "You do realize it will be 15 to 25 below on your drive back to school Monday night?"

"Yeah. But I'll be in a car."

"And what if something happens to your car on the way back? For instance, you have a flat tire or slide off the road?", I persisted.

"Stop nagging. I'll be fine!"

This is why I worry. I'm putting blankets and food in the car, whether she likes it or not.
Kids!

We took the car from the lightly heated garage to the dep (convenience store) - a 0.3 km drive. Maybe 15' from car to store. We wore all the cold winter gear. I really don't want to have to deal with being under dressed if I have to be outside the car. There could be an accident. The car could refuse to start. I really don't understand people who won't dress for the weather because they will be in a car.

Be sure to put some candles and matches in with the blankets and food. And a can opener if appropriate. I'd make sure she has her winter washer fluid topped up and spare in the trunk.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:59 PM   #11480
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Frost quakes have been going off for the last couple of days. (very unsettling ) They have come to an end as a warm southerly breeze has raised our temps to near the freezing point.

Everything you need to know about frost quakes
Frost quakes! Never heard of them before. Wow, that would give a person a fright.
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