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Old 01-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #11481
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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.
I drove into a blizzard once, which froze the thermostat on the car. I was in between Cheyenne and Casper, WY. Nothing on either side of the road and the thermostat was frozen such that I HAD NO HEAT in the car. None. The only protection I had in the car was I was out of the wind. Stuff happens. You have to be ready for it.

Kids are not invincible, they prove that every day. I hope she listens to you and make her as safe as possible for her drive. Good Luck, Steve.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #11482
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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
Thanks for the link! Neat!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:23 PM   #11483
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Beautiful picture, Andy!
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #11484
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Steve, I went through the same thing with my daughter. And she is in her 50's. Fortunately she was old enough to see I was right. She only lives ten minutes on the Xway from her job. But if there is a spinout or accident, she could be sitting there for a long time in bad weather. Stick to your guns. Steve. There are times when "Father knows best!"
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:55 AM   #11485
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It's 32F right now. Feels like a heat wave.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:19 AM   #11486
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Looks like 26F, too early to go out and check.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:52 AM   #11487
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It's still warm here, too, 32F.
They were calling for snow starting before dawn and lasting until Tuesday, bringing with it another 12". Now it isn't supposed to start until this afternoon and it's going to be mixed with rain. It looks like another icey situation followed by another snow storm. It has been a few days...
I better snowblow the drifts out of the driveway before they freeze.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:13 AM   #11488
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Just heard on the radio that tonight the temperatures are going down to 24 below with a wind chill of 55 degrees below zero.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #11489
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It's 44 degrees right now. A real heat wave! We are supposed to get 1-4 overnight and the temps are going to go waaaay down. I have to go to the store because I haven't been out anywhere for about a week. The stores are going to be crowded because of the snow that's coming, and I only need a few things, but if I need them, I need them. DH can shop for some things, and some he can't.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:37 PM   #11490
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We have 61F and overcast right now, but we're expecting a high of 23F on Tuesday. Mother Nature is craaaazzzzyyy!
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