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Old 12-14-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Pictures from the Fargo Forum our blizzard....

Photography |* INFORUM | Fargo, North Dakota - Moorhead, Minnesota (http://www.in-forum.com/photography/gallery.cfm?id=1435 - broken link)


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Old 12-15-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Awesome pictures, thanks Dan. I was on my way up to Williston when I decided in Sioux Falls to not go any further. The closed roads and intense cold made me rethink going up there. I'm on my way back to Chicago now.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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I'm a Virginian that reads the ND forum a lot, and after seeing those blizzard photos, got the flu, chills and frostbite!

Was reading the weather for Minot on weather underground yesterday, wind chill got to -55, maybe that was last night (Sunday).

I don't think I would survive.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Thanks, Dan, for the pictures. I just love blizzards! You can hole up and do whatever without any obligations, plus they're so great to look at from the inside!
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I'm a Virginian that reads the ND forum a lot, and after seeing those blizzard photos, got the flu, chills and frostbite!

Was reading the weather for Minot on weather underground yesterday, wind chill got to -55, maybe that was last night (Sunday).

I don't think I would survive.

It is important to realize you dont get these extreme conditions but maybe once or twice each winter season.... that is enough cold and wind to get the wind chill that low. So it's not like it is always this way. There are many days with bright sun crystal blue sky and light winds too in the winter. We have not heard of any loss of life nor any frostbite/cold weather injuries from this past storm so that is good news. Warnings and watches were out many days in advance and I know everyone was talking about it.

For anyone wanting to compare wind chills....it is important to note that in 2001 the wind chill formula was changed.... so if you here someone say I remember back xx years ago it was 80 below wind chilll by comparison to today it would be -55 or so...

Here is a old link that has a calculator for comparing what would be registered with old wind chill (prior to 2001) and what it is now.


New Wind Chill Announcement


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Old 12-16-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Thanks for that link Dan. I'm wondering why the old formula shows the temperature going up after a 60mph wind. That doesn't make sense.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Thanks Dan and High Plains..And to Dan for explaining how often that happens. (Frigid Weather)

Coldest weather I have ever experienced was about a week of -5 here in Virginia back sometime around 1970?

Just hope no one gets frostbite. I get the KNEX newsletter every day, and read the weather, and check out the photo of the day! Some of the most beautiful sunsets ever in your state!

Some of the biggest snowdrifts in your state too!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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Ok, so I was going to ask earlier, I'm just curious, what brought you all to North Dakota? Are you natives? Farmers? Peace and quiet? From Missouri here, and when I told the hubby you had over 100inches of snow, his jaw literally dropped. Does the ruggedness and tranquility outweigh hibernation? ;-)
I was curious of the inhabitants of the state with the least amount of threads!
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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100 inches of snow is highly unusual, DaninEGF would have the actual seasonal averages.
For us--what brought us here was a tenure track job teaching American Literature in a good liberal arts college, which is difficult to find.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Ok, so I was going to ask earlier, I'm just curious, what brought you all to North Dakota? Are you natives? Farmers? Peace and quiet? From Missouri here, and when I told the hubby you had over 100inches of snow, his jaw literally dropped. Does the ruggedness and tranquility outweigh hibernation? ;-)
I was curious of the inhabitants of the state with the least amount of threads!
We dont get nearly that amount of snow...on average (past 30 yrs) there is 25-30 in the southwest part of the state to 40-45 in the northeast. 1996-97 winter did see Fargo set a record with over 100 inches for a season....but that is a once in a lifetime thing. Mostly it is cold and dry during the winter.

I came up job-wise in weather forecasting and I am one of the lucky ones in that I love the cold and dislike the summer heat so it fits me fine. But the early europeans who come over did so for land and then settled into mostly farming.

dan
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