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Old 01-25-08, 10:15 AM
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How's the weather out there ya all?

We (CA) had a tornado over here! Cooool! Ok...I didn't see it but I saw the news give a tornado watch thing. I was confused and glad I wasn't in the area but I never knew we had tornados over here. Scary!

Lot of rain too that we needed

Still burrrh cold here...a big whoppen 56 deezgreez!
 
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Old 01-25-08, 10:30 AM
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Had a +5oF here when I got up . Hey have 26oF here now. Its got to get warm soon ( I hope).
 
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We are supposed to have our first night with a low above zero in a couple weeks here tonight - it was -13 F when I came into work yesterday morning.
 
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Old 01-25-08, 02:13 PM
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I repeat from another post, this global warming thing just ain't working. Where's Al? Sorry, got political, shouldn't have done that. Ours was +15 last night and will moderate for a few days I think.
 
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

-15 yesterday morning and +20 this afternoon.

Possible rain on Sunday/Monday.

Have about 6" of snow on the level and bare streets due to the sun.
 
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Old 01-25-08, 03:34 PM
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Made about 65 today, but breezy. Sunny at least. Al got his Oscar & his Nobel; he's happy now.
 
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8` this morning, brrrrrrrrr. Had a fire in the stove and the heat pump still kicked on a few times during the night

Supposed to be back in the 50's next week
 
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Old 01-25-08, 09:43 PM
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Our average is about -15 f at this time of year and we are dead on. The issue isn't the cold, you can sit in the sun on my deck out of the wind and have coffee and be comfie. The issue is the wind as I'm sure the Wisconson people will agree. Windchill is our killer.

DIY, to you windchill is sitting too close to the AC

A buddy does snow removal during winter. He's hurting cause this year we've hardly had any snow. He pays his guys $1k/mo as a retainer and they are making money sitting at home. Its only because I broke down and bought a snowblower this year.
 
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Old 01-26-08, 12:20 AM
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Last few days it hasn't been above freezing. Tomorrow though it's supposed to be 52, and 60 on Sunday. Go figure. Guess it's good I'm getting used to the cold, cause I'm heading to Idaho & Wyoming in a week.
 
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Old 01-28-08, 03:44 PM
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Its ugly here.

North Dakota will be gettting this too as I imagine many states will when it works its way down there.

Had to walk 1/2 mile into wind today.
Gusting to 53 mph.
Actual Frostbite - owwwww

Tomorrows forecast

Temperature -33C (-28F)
Wind Chill -53 (-64F)

My wife is headed to San Antonio tonight so she's happy!
 
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Wow... ya all must be living here:



Note: License plates have been edited to protect the innocent.

I took this pic on Friday nite. Yeah...yeah... us CA drivers ya know? Shouldn't be driving and taking pictures at the same time. I had to take a pic because the snowy mountains were just beautiful! I don't recall the last time I've seen the entire mountain white. Just a beautiful sight, though...crappy pic.
 
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Old 01-28-08, 04:52 PM
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Brake Lights!!!
 
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Old 01-28-08, 05:15 PM
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Speaking of brake lights....I always tune in to the local Atlanta morning news just in time to catch the road conditions. Wow, miles and miles of brake lights. And these people do it every day, both ways. Our small 1/2 horse town rush hour lasts about 10 minutes, when the power company guys get off at 4:30. All 30 of 'em.
 
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Old 01-28-08, 09:28 PM
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Speaking of brake lights....I always tune in to the local Atlanta morning news just in time to catch the road conditions. Wow, miles and miles of brake lights. And these people do it every day, both ways. Our small 1/2 horse town rush hour lasts about 10 minutes, when the power company guys get off at 4:30. All 30 of 'em.
Showoff .
 
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Rain at 8:00 last night, so the snow depth went down from 6" to 4".

Today at 3:00 PM, no new snow, but -45 wind chill and heading down. Roads still dry as a bone.

As usual, the people south and east of Minneapolis/St. Paul got about the same temps, but more of the driving hassle/mess.

Above freezing by the week-end.

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Old 01-29-08, 03:07 PM
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weather woes; or lack of!!!

that's what is good about Ca.. snow up high, warm down below. been there. loved it! in Tenn. if you don't like the weather, wait a few min. and it will change. feel sorry for you guys in Minn. and the other northern states. looks like tonight it will get worse weather here not that bad. in the teens a couple of times. nothing drastic. my hat is off to you who deal with the really cold weather year after year. you are tougher than i am!
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The cold, dry weather is not really as bad as the weather when it is a little warmer and you get the ice, snow and slop that really snarls up the traffic. - That is what our eastern and southern neighbors have seen this year. Luckily, we do have barely enough snow for snow mobiling and creating safe ice for fishing. Early in the winter we could not get the ice thick enough for the fun-lovers.

They are still working on the new I35 bridge, U of M football stadium and the Twins baseball park, but they just adjust the work areas according to the weather (mainly wind and moisture). Pouring the concrete is usually not a problem since you can plan ahead.

Our worst weather is 10 to 25 degrees with snow and wind. Fortunately we only get 45 inches a year (mostly early and late in the season). When it is really cold, you have the sun shining, since it really cannot get cold with clouds overhead.
 
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Old 01-29-08, 06:16 PM
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Why doesn't the heat off all them cars melt the snow on top of the mountain?

Only -31degC now but a forecast of -49degC with the windchill tonight.

 
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Old 01-29-08, 08:26 PM
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So I'm watching the weather channel before work this morning. Local forecast comes on, with the map. Shows 60 degrees (8am) and the symbols for wintery mix. I left the house about 8:30 in a short sleeve shirt with my jacket in hand, abourt 67 degrees. At one point it dropped 20 degrees in an hour. At 5 pm I got in my truck (it was sunny by the way, but cold). So windy dust was all over my windshield, so I turned on the washers. Damn stuff froze on my windshield , and streaked. I had to wait cause I was driving into the sun. 27 degrees.

21 now, supposed to dip to 12, and snow to ice tomorrow night.
 
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Old 01-30-08, 08:31 AM
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No way tow guy!... Nice life TG...

Hey Greg...The heat from the cars doesn't melt the snow in the mountains b/c of all the smog in CA. The smog is so thick that the heat just ricochets back down to us. That's a Beautiful picture by the way-just looks WAY too cold!
 
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Old 01-30-08, 08:59 AM
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FWIW you notice I'm not IN the pool.
 
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Old 01-30-08, 06:10 PM
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That's just mean.
 
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Things are getting better -

High of 30-32 degrees, 1"-2" of pretty light snow.

My neighbor caught about 20 nice smallmouth bass (released)today on the upper Mississippi River about 25 miles north of Minneapolis. No wind and good water conditions. Should not be cold for at least a week, so I may go out this week if I decide to.

Chicago is supposed to get dumped on again (10" plus?).

Should not be cold for at least a week.

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Old 02-04-08, 09:27 PM
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Working in Jackson, WY this week. Was 13 degrees last night when I landed. 5 degrees tonight when I got out of the outdoor hot tub.
 
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Old 02-05-08, 04:32 AM
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Did you go roll in the snow straight from the hot tub?
 
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Old 02-05-08, 06:10 AM
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Did you go roll in the snow straight from the hot tub?
Not me. But I saw a guy go over to the trees and brush snow on himself. And they should have put heaters under the walk, cause you slip on the iced trying to get to the hot tub. Weeee.

Snowing here this morning.
 
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Old 02-05-08, 12:55 PM
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[QUOTE=Integrator97;1309105] cause you slip on the iced trying to get to the hot tub. Weeee. QUOTE]
Hope you didn't spill your drink!
 
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So I finally got home yesterday, 4 days late. I had to drive to Idaho Falls to work there for 2 days. First night they got 5 inches of super light powdery snow (the type they always get, cause it's COLD). Anyway, supposed to drive back to Jackson Thursday evening. NOPE. Roads closed due to drifting snow, and low visibility from blowing snow. Opens for 2 or 3 hours on Friday morning, but I missed that window. Good thing. 300 people were stranded overnight at a convenience store, then moved to a church nearby. Finally Saturday afternoon it warmed up enough so the snow became wet snow, and wouldn't blow. They got the roads clear, and I could. But I was supposed to work in Jackson Friday, and fly out Sat morning. So I ended up staying til Tuesday.

But all the snow was beautiful to this guy, who doesn't see much. I was all set to move to that area, till they told me the 5 to 15 degree temps were warm. Last year they had 23 days below -20 degrees. Re-thinking that now.
 
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We just got 2" of light fluffy snow on top of the 4" of old on the ground to give us 6". Roads are good. - We are about 4 FEET behind southern Wisconsin for a total.

Going down to -9 tonight and then up to 20.

Spring must be coming (someday) since I am seeing new birds species including a few robins that seem to be too early to eat the bugs and worms out of the frozen tundra.
 
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This past weekend to this Monday or so it was about 80 degrees. I took a nap on the weekend and woke up swollen. Seriously. I thought we skipped Spring and thought Summer was here. Today we had light sprinkles and it's cold again. Hmmm...

Hope you all are ok over there. I've heard of some really terrible weather.
 
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Went to jobsite yesterday in short sleeves. It was a comfortable 35 degrees at 0730. Temps dropped all day, cloudy, flurries and finally wound up at 22 by 3 pm. Glad I had my emergency bag of shirts and a jacket behind the seat.
 
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Going to the state fair tomorrow (Tampa); supposed be upper 70's and partly cloudy.
 
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Old 02-14-08, 08:36 PM
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Its just bitter cold here and doesn't seem to be getting much warmer. Windchill hovers around -50 to -60F and its starting to annoy everyone.

One good thing about Feb is that the sun starts getting nice and warm. Days are longer and its time to get optimistic that the cold is almost over.
 
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Old 02-15-08, 11:46 PM
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Tonight, we left the house and it was quite balmy at 21F. NO WIND!

When we came home it was 37F

Inside the house was 70f. It felt so hot we opened windows and doors. I stood on the deck for 10 minutes to get cooled off. Dogs were even panting.

Not new to people that experience a whole winter but when its -50 outside, 70f in the house seems cold. When its 37f outside, 70f in the house fells like a sauna.

This reverses in the fall
 
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Old 02-16-08, 03:51 PM
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Rain. Lots of it. I can now look out over lake backyard. As soon as it slows, maybe before, I'll hafta start pumping the pool cover off, then pump out the yard. About 40 degrees high today.
 
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Yesterday was so sunny and warm I was in a teeshirt! YEAH!! This AM woke up to a snowstorm :-(

That's Colorado weather for you. Off to go schlep wood and get the stove going.
 
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