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Old 07-06-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: PA
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Cool Fairbanks

For those that live there or have been there. Can you try and explain to me how cold it gets in the winter and what it feels like? I remember when I was little looking in the newspaper for the daily highs and lows across the country and always looked to see what it was in Fairbanks lol...because it was soo cold there all the time. To me anything below freezing is pretty cold so to be in a place with the temperatures near absolute zero lol...well the thought is unbearable. Is it really as bad as it seems?
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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For those that live there or have been there. Can you try and explain to me how cold it gets in the winter and what it feels like? I remember when I was little looking in the newspaper for the daily highs and lows across the country and always looked to see what it was in Fairbanks lol...because it was soo cold there all the time. To me anything below freezing is pretty cold so to be in a place with the temperatures near absolute zero lol...well the thought is unbearable. Is it really as bad as it seems?
What is absolute zero? Try many degrees below 0, but over -50 below 0 and add a wind chill, stick your head out the door and run back in if you have the chance below 0 or your skin could freeze if not covered in seconds... and is it as bad as it seems, it can only get so cold, then it is just bone-chillin cold...
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Not cold now...more like the mid 80s
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:34 AM
 
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What is absolute zero? Try many degrees below 0, but over -50 below 0 and add a wind chill, stick your head out the door and run back in if you have the chance below 0 or your skin could freeze if not covered in seconds... and is it as bad as it seems, it can only get so cold, then it is just bone-chillin cold...
Absolute zero is −459.67 F. Thus, the original poster is either smoking some really good stuff, does not know what he's talking about or perhaps he's just trying to say "damn yall's thats cold up der".

Just to clarify, for the original poster: Fairbanks has never gotten anywhere remotely near absolute zero, ever in recorded history, nor ever will till the "end of days" -- also known as the "heat death of the universe".
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: PA
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Absolute zero is −459.67 F. Thus, the original poster is either smoking some really good stuff, does not know what he's talking about or perhaps he's just trying to say "damn yall's thats cold up der".

Just to clarify, for the original poster: Fairbanks has never gotten anywhere remotely near absolute zero, ever in recorded history, nor ever will till the "end of days" -- also known as the "heat death of the universe".
Yes it was an exaggeration...emphasizing the point. But seriously I dont know how some people can do it.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The cold here is absolutely MISERABLE. I would advise anyone thinking of moving here to spend the months of December and January here first and then see if it doesn't sound so bad. I visited before moving here (in the winter) and it managed not to be that cold that week, so I thought, "okay, I can move here." -40 is inhumane. They don't stop anything here for the cold. You have to get in your vehicle and drive to work anyway in the ice fog. You have to put your precious children on the school bus and send them to school at that. It's not -40 constantly, but a lot of winters since I've been here (6 years), it will get to -40 for a week o two at a time for a total of about 3 weeks! Then there are all those days, it hovers around -20 where people don't even take notice. Of course, it doesn't get to "absolute" zero here, but it's absolutely colder than anything I want to see!
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: texas
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hehehe i want some, me likey the cold. When i finish school i hope to hit the mission field there.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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For those that live there or have been there. Can you try and explain to me how cold it gets in the winter and what it feels like? I remember when I was little looking in the newspaper for the daily highs and lows across the country and always looked to see what it was in Fairbanks lol...because it was soo cold there all the time. To me anything below freezing is pretty cold so to be in a place with the temperatures near absolute zero lol...well the thought is unbearable. Is it really as bad as it seems?
It can get very cold during the winter months. Anywhere from -40 degrees F. to -65 is possible, and for a few days or weeks at a time. When the temperature is that low, you can bring a glass of water outside, toss the water up in the air, and it usually freezes by the time it hits the ground.

It is a bad as it seems, but if you dress in enough warm layers and cover all exposed skin or flesh, then it's not that bad.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I forgot to mention that it can also get very warm during the summer around Fairbanks. We often have summers with a lot of wildfires, too. This year there are several fires burning East and West of Fairbanks, so it has bee quite smokey for about a week so far. The temperature is 93 degrees today, and may go slightly higher. But most times it's around 70 degrees, with a few colder or warmer days in between. The interior has a sort of weather much like a desert. The air is dry, it cools at night, and then warms during the day when sunny. Last night the temperature was around 60 degrees.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: North Pole Alaska
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Yea not anywhere near absolute 0. ) in the Calvin scale -273 celsius
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