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Old 02-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #14331
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We had below zero temps last night. Still -2F. Good day to stay home.

I listen to the weather guys/gals on the news and they portray these low temps a disaster. I imagine folks in Alaska and Canada are laughing at us.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:09 AM   #14332
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We had below zero temps last night. Still -2F. Good day to stay home.

I listen to the weather guys/gals on the news and they portray these low temps a disaster. I imagine folks in Alaska and Canada are laughing at us.
A friend of mine lives in Maine - they were expecting 30 below zero last night!

Here's our weather right now.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:14 AM   #14333
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We had winds all day, it is currently 33F. Had one high gust of wind that had sand and dirt in it, when it hit the front window we had to scrape ourselves and three cats off the ceiling.
I know the feeling. Even though this is a solid brick building, when the winds come in out of the north this building shakes a bit. My first thought is always "earthquake." We do have a major fault in the Atlantic. And every so often it sends us a message letting us know it is there.

I have the feeling that you are going to be getting a lot of those winds coming in off the prairie in the winter. Do those winds have a name? Ours are called Nor'easters.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:19 AM   #14334
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I know the feeling. Even though this is a solid brick building, when the winds come in out of the north this building shakes a bit. My first thought is always "earthquake." We do have a major fault in the Atlantic. And every so often it sends us a message letting us know it is there.

I have the feeling that you are going to be getting a lot of those winds coming in off the prairie in the winter. Do those winds have a name? Ours are called Nor'easters.
You don't want to know what I call them...
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:21 AM   #14335
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Freeze your tukus off!

Actual temperature is 2F feels like -22F.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:27 AM   #14336
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Thank you for my laugh for the day. A great way to start my day.
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We had below zero temps last night. Still -2F. Good day to stay home.

I listen to the weather guys/gals on the news and they portray these low temps a disaster. I imagine folks in Alaska and Canada are laughing at us.
Nope, we're not laughing at you. We're laughing at your weather guys, well, we're laughing at ours too, for the same reason.

Anything below 0F (-18C) is serious. That's weather with high risk of frostbite and hypothermia. If you stay out too long in this kind of weather, you die.
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Sunny and mid 70's today. It's supposed to get warmer over the next few days, so I'm making a small pot of chicken soup to enjoy today before the temps rise much more.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:06 PM   #14339
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We got about 4" of snow throughout the day, and it's 23F.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:40 PM   #14340
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So much for "seasons" Cheryl. I have both doors open and the porch temp is a sunny 78. Durn near perfect.
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