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Old 01-05-2009, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Ak
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Fairbanks Ak is really really cold! And we love it!! It is so much better than roasting in the southern 48. We have hit -48F and some areas are rumored to have hit lower than -50F. It is so nice to be snug like a bug inside and breathing free and clear outside. It is so much easier to breath in the cold dry air than the thick cool humid air. We are so glad we moved here. Everyone is so nice and makes us feel at home. This is really a great state!
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:17 AM
 
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In goldstream I hit the -50 mark, my thermometer only goes to -40 but i scaled it down and i think it was passed -50...

anyway, i've been throwing water in the air all week and watching it explode
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Man I have a hankering to sit in the Chena Hot Springs for a day. Just to warm my bones!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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How hot is the water there?
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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How hot is the water there?
Well the downside of the "Rock Pond" at temps below -40, they take too much heat out to use on the buildings, and the big rock in the pond act like a heat sink, and the extreme cold pulls the heat out of the water through the big rocks so it is more like a warm bath instead of "Hot" like it is at -20 or warmer. In the summer, they use a sprinkler to cool the water down a bit.

But it is still great to sit in the water, the sulfer smell isn't too bad, but it does get in though the skin when it is hot, and you feel really good for a few days and the aches and pains goes away for a bit. Well worth the trip anytime though.

On the west end of the pond it is cooler than the east end where the springs come up though the sand.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Fairbanks Ak is really really cold! And we love it!! It is so much better than roasting in the southern 48. We have hit -48F and some areas are rumored to have hit lower than -50F. It is so nice to be snug like a bug inside and breathing free and clear outside. It is so much easier to breath in the cold dry air than the thick cool humid air. We are so glad we moved here. Everyone is so nice and makes us feel at home. This is really a great state!
Please tell me that's sarcasm. Seriously, it's all I've been able to do to go to work and not say $%^@ this place all week. I'm from Texas originally. Hated the heat. But, I've never seen anything as bad as this! I'm going back to Texas, hopefully to see snow less than once a year.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Sounds like somebody needs to sit in the hot springs for a few hours and go to that...happy place. Is it really that bad?
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sorry, I'm just in a crabby mood this morning, due mainly to days of this weather. I do want to go to a happy place...Hawaii.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: 38,000 feet
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Sorry, I'm just in a crabby mood this morning, due mainly to days of this weather. I do want to go to a happy place...Hawaii.
Eh Kitty - I lived in Hawaii for 30 years. It's a good place to go to once in awhile - - gotta pick your places carefully. Traffic and cost makes me unhappy there. But I know a good site with all sorts of info on it for ya if you want to go to Hawaii. Fares out of Seattle are cheap right now, too. Can we post those kinds of links? If not, send me a direct message and I'll give it to you.

Alternatively - you can do what we do in Phoenix. We say, "but it's a DRY HEAT!" so you can say, "But it's a DRY FREEZE!"!

Throwing water in the air to watch it explode! Now THAT's a new one!
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Divide, CO 9500'
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Sorry, I'm just in a crabby mood this morning, due mainly to days of this weather. I do want to go to a happy place...Hawaii.
I am in Hawaii now and I don't really care for it. Hoping to go to Alaska but we will see come Nov of this year...
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