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    Quote Originally Posted by GearDaddy View Post
    I remember the winter of 96' well, where we had 2 or 3 stretches of at least a week where it never got above 0F and it was -25F every night.
    -25F isn't so bad when it part of a "cold snap", but -25F in a Polar Vortex is a whole different situation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I think it was 1985 or 86, we had a stretch of actual - 35 with winds that literally closed the roads around us. At that point we didn't even have a furnace, we had a 1 or 2 year old, a 4 yr old and a 5 1/2 yr old. We did have running water at that point. Those were the good ole days! (seriously, that is all true)
    I had to drive to Madtown and back today, left around 5:00 this morning. It never got below -27, although the wind was crazy. I 90 was white as a sheet, and the car never did fully defrost, maybe because I had a Labrador in the back with me. When I got home my car wouldn't start, that was surprising. The wife has to make the same 5 hour drive tomorrow to pick up the dog, it will be even colder than I hear. Nasty weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I had to drive to Madtown and back today, left around 5:00 this morning. It never got below -27, although the wind was crazy. I 90 was white as a sheet, and the car never did fully defrost, maybe because I had a Labrador in the back with me. When I got home my car wouldn't start, that was surprising. The wife has to make the same 5 hour drive tomorrow to pick up the dog, it will be even colder than I hear. Nasty weather.
    n00ky, I am 25 miles from mad-city, not on her route BUT if you want a fall-back stopping point message me and I will give you my phone number, seriously.
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    Coldest since 1985, we lived here, 3 out of 4 kids, youngest was 1, oldest was 5

    No furnace, but we did have running water.


    Before and after......
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    Anybody else experiencing cable (and cable modem) outages due to the cold? I'm using cellular data at the moment to connect to the internet.

    Called the cable company to report the problem and got an automated message that service will be sporadic due to the cold???

    No interwebz???? No streaming pr0n??? Now THAT's how the Polar Vortex will kill most of us.
    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy you better leave something in the tank for the turn...

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    Weve had colder weather, but then Midwest will likely break a lot of records.

    When I was young and adventurous, I spent a lot of time in the Adirondacks of NY. Late 70s and recall a very hard start on my AMC Gremlin on a frosty Plattsburgh morning at -27F. We winter camped and x-country skied those years and 79 was the year the all-time coldest temp. for NY State was set at -52F. Im happy to not be that bold these days, 0 in my area is plenty.

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    Nevermind the cable/internet outages. I've heard that beer deliveries have been suspended in some areas because they can't deliver the suds before they freeze!

    http://https://minnesota.cbslocal.co...-deliver-beer/

    http://https://www.nbcnews.com/card/...veries-n964666

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post

    No interwebz???? No streaming pr0n??? Now THAT's how the Polar Vortex will kill most of us.
    If you don't release internet porn on a regular basis, it will FUBAR your modem. Medical fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    my AMC Gremlin on a frosty Plattsburgh morning

    I think we now have a complete picture of who you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    Weve had colder weather, but then Midwest will likely break a lot of records.

    When I was young and adventurous, I spent a lot of time in the Adirondacks of NY. Late 70s and recall a very hard start on my AMC Gremlin on a frosty Plattsburgh morning at -27F. We winter camped and x-country skied those years and 79 was the year the all-time coldest temp. for NY State was set at -52F. Im happy to not be that bold these days, 0 in my area is plenty.
    Froze a battery, 20 months old last year with -20F for days on end, went 720cc and double the size this year to meet the same beast in Up State.







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    Don't knock it. At least the car. On 1/25/85 it was -24F in Knoxville and was the coldest spot in the US, at least the lower 48. I drove my '64 AMC Rambler to work that morning - no one else showed up. Steve B. beats me by -3F, but my car was probably ten years older. Maybe you have a complete picture of me now as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearDaddy View Post
    It's all relative. My daughter is up in Winnipeg going to school, and she says they've been in this polar vortex for weeks already. They are hitting -30F and below up there, which is "normal" up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Nevermind the cable/internet outages. I've heard that beer deliveries have been suspended in some areas because they can't deliver the suds before they freeze!

    http://https://minnesota.cbslocal.co...-deliver-beer/

    http://https://www.nbcnews.com/card/...veries-n964666
    Why are they not bringing in the National Guard to ensure that beer keeps flowing?

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    This AM, I bumped the stat up from 68 to 74.

    Last night, I found a small puddle under the kitchen sink (inside walls, piping directly from basement). It's more likely that I peed myself but don't remember than a leak (no puddle today) but I will play it safe since I ain't dead yet and whack the house with fresh heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Why are they not bringing in the National Guard to ensure that beer keeps flowing?
    they are too busy on the southern border...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    they are too busy on the southern border...
    I see the new term sweeping the media today is the "frost quake". I guess the scariness of Polar Vortex is wearing off

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I see the new term sweeping the media today is the "frost quake". I guess the scariness of Polar Vortex is wearing off
    don't worry, one of our local popos arrested Jack Frost and I saw on the news that they nabbed that beotch Elsa too!!!

    https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/01...9891548871920/

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    Seems the thermometer in my car bottoms out at -22f.
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    Stout beers under trees, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post

    That pic is genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    Seems the thermometer in my car bottoms out at -22f.
    I saw -40 on the drive in on some lower spots by a swamp. It was -38 sitting in my driveway, thankfully I have an engine block heater. After work it was -5 and I'm like "ahhh spring!". Note the top portion of the display.
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    rainy here in Sandy Eggo Mid 50s to Mid 60s
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    Quote Originally Posted by love4himies View Post
    Canada's way of handling the Alberta clipper that is bring us the snow/cold:


    Road hockey up near Montreal! Lived there in the late '40s. The Frenchies hosed down the basketball courts and played ice hockey. Just about the best thing to cheat the cold, a rousing hockey game! These guys were serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    Why is the Polar Vortex suddenly a huge worry? Seems like this happens every year.
    It's getting worse due to the volatility of the oceans breaking up the Polar winds and creating these vortexes that swing south over wide areas. Always thought Iowa was like living in Siberia. Sure enough. Each gets a Polar vortex.

    Do you suppose these cold spells will become tamer as the waters warm?

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    Here in N VA it went down to 8F last night. The car started right up, 19F going to work. The mall was virtually empty. Lots of people also probably stayed home from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    It's getting worse due to the volatility of the oceans breaking up the Polar winds and creating these vortexes that swing south over wide areas. Always thought Iowa was like living in Siberia. Sure enough. Each gets a Polar vortex.

    Do you suppose these cold spells will become tamer as the waters warm?
    ^^This^^

    It is currently in three separate pieces --this has happened before, but apparently because it is getting more unstable, this kind of breakup, and weird weather patterns are getting more typical.

    What we will see more of are short sharp unseasonable cold snaps, while areas that used to get solid deep freeze weather may see mild winters instead.

    Absolutely great graphics on the NYTIMES site (compleat with pitchers) for the science illiterate:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...reme-cold.html
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