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Old 01-28-2014, 04:50 PM   #11781
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pac - You must get these things on the Lake Erie shoreline. We don't get them here on Lake Simcoe but they get a lot of them up on Georgian Bay.

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I have never seen them. We get lots of ice dunes though, which are pretty neat looking. They are like rolling hills, or dunes, formed by the waters along the shore, but they are hollow inside. Every once in a while someone will fall through one into the lake. They can get quite high above the surface, 10-15 ft.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:49 PM   #11782
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Yuck.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:48 PM   #11783
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Addie, below freezing is, as others have said, less than 32F. As dragnlaw said, it is really cold below 0F (yes, that is -18C). At that temperature and colder, you can't keep yourself warm outside by working. It's a killing temperature. It's sort of the boundary between cold and holy smokes, it's cold out!
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:35 PM   #11784
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:37 PM   #11785
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This morning was 7 below 0. It warmed up to 9 above today!
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:44 PM   #11786
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We're at 1F, a veritable heat wave! We had a 2 hour school delay this morning.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:03 PM   #11787
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Snow, UGH!

Reasons I dislike snow

Makes my feet wet
makes the roads crappy
I work in a grocery store and deal with people freaking out
having to scrape my car
salt and dirt on the road will make my car dirty
I dealt with way too much of it in the first half of my life

Thanks for reading my whine...
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:38 PM   #11788
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Snow, UGH!

Reasons I dislike snow

Makes my feet wet
makes the roads crappy
I work in a grocery store and deal with people freaking out
having to scrape my car
salt and dirt on the road will make my car dirty
I dealt with way too much of it in the first half of my life

Thanks for reading my whine...
So...your favorite whine is..."I want to go to Miami."
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:14 AM   #11789
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-15C (7F) and feels like -23C (-9F), so it's not as cold here as what a lot of folks are dealing with.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:34 AM   #11790
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We were 68 yesterday. Today we're getting a snow storm!

I have to go to work, I'm going in early because I'm sure that my boss is getting hit pretty hard with panic snow shoppers. I'm not looking forward to driving home in it, I can handle it just fine, I am worried about other idiots, and I've had my car back from the body shop for less than a week!

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That is because you are from Maine. We northerners just love to brag about how we take this weather for granted. We express our sympathy for our southern friends, while all the while tee heeing inside to ourselves about such weaklings. That was last year.

This year has been brutal to all of the nation. This is not our normal winter. For any part of the country. California is in the middle of a damaging drought. Look for food costs to rise if they don't get rain soon. And what products are damaged from lack of rain, we then look to Texas to fill in the gap. Sorry folks, they are getting a taste of this cold also. Hardly conducive to a bumper crop.

Fortunately we only get this bitter cold every few years. It is not the norm. Buck up folks. It will end soon. And I promise, I am not laughing inside.
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