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Unread 11-19-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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CatSpree and NurmMN--------iI agree! I've lived here all my life ( grandfather came in 1869) and I have never "gotten used to" cold and snow.
In retirement I don't want to spend 15 minutes bundling up just to walk outside.

Also, I filled my fuel tank for my house-------$3.04 per gallon.

I'm hoping that will be my first and last fill til I am re-located to a state with milder winters.

I also question the posters who state all the things they do oudoors when it is bitterly cold. When it gets below -20 I see few people outside unless it is to go from their heated house to their heated up car to the heated mall.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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CatSpree and NurmMN--------iI agree! I've lived here all my life ( grandfather came in 1869) and I have never "gotten used to" cold and snow.
In retirement I don't want to spend 15 minutes bundling up just to walk outside.

Also, I filled my fuel tank for my house-------$3.04 per gallon.

I'm hoping that will be my first and last fill til I am re-located to a state with milder winters.

I also question the posters who state all the things they do oudoors when it is bitterly cold. When it gets below -20 I see few people outside unless it is to go from their heated house to their heated up car to the heated mall.
-20 doesn't happen often, especially here in the metro. We might not hit that one time this winter.

It would be great if we could get 2 weeks of that right now so the lakes could freeze up real good for ice fishing!! it has been so warm here the last few years that the metro ice fishing has been limited.

To the OP's original question...we were more clothes!
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Unread 11-19-2007, 06:49 PM
Status: "32F outside; feels like Spring" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: 77 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality
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The coldest temperature that I have been outside when I visitied Minnesota was around -35F. I believe it was in January in the central Minnesota lakes region. It was good weather for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing. The wind was not bad at all so if you had many layers of clothes on it was tolerable.
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Unread 11-23-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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this may sound stupid...
But what do you do with an inside dog when he needs to go outside to do his bussiness? I am moving there because my husband was transferred for a job there. I have a miniature dog and I worry about this.
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Unread 11-23-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: MN
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this may sound stupid...
But what do you do with an inside dog when he needs to go outside to do his bussiness? I am moving there because my husband was transferred for a job there. I have a miniature dog and I worry about this.
Just let the dog out to do its business. I have never heard of it being a problem.
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Unread 11-23-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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this may sound stupid...
But what do you do with an inside dog when he needs to go outside to do his bussiness? I am moving there because my husband was transferred for a job there. I have a miniature dog and I worry about this.
Dog will be fine. If he/she is a breed that you get it's hair cut and maintain a short coat, then you may want to get it a sweater.

I have to snowblow trails through the backyard when the snow gets over a foot deep for my miniture schnauzer to navigate his way around.
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Unread 12-26-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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I haven't read the entire thread here, but don't have time to right now...just feel compelled to point out that at 30 below you will suffer literal physical damage to exposed skin no matter much you think you "are used to it." There are limits to what the skin can endure without breaking down.

In terms of coping with temperature extremes, I prefer the cold. You can always put more on, but there's only so much you can take off.

One of my very favorite one liners from this area regarding the cold was during the winter of '95-'96 when we had such bitterly cold temperatures, week after week. After about 10-12 days of 35 below on many nights, of course, the networks start sending their camera crews up here to document the misery. One network crew was talking to an older man on the streets of Fargo. The question posed by the interviewer was, "How do you cope with these temperatures?" The old guy says, "Who says we're coping?" End of conversation. Priceless.
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Unread 12-27-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I haven't read the entire thread here, but don't have time to right now...just feel compelled to point out that at 30 below you will suffer literal physical damage to exposed skin no matter much you think you "are used to it." There are limits to what the skin can endure without breaking down.
Yup, which is why it's a very good idea to wear a parka or facemask to keep that very cold air away from your face, ears, etc.

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One of my very favorite one liners from this area regarding the cold was during the winter of '95-'96 when we had such bitterly cold temperatures, week after week.
Yeah, it was cold even in the Twin Cities (got down to -20 or so, I think, or maybe even lower ), and my 86 Accord refused to start on Christmas Day (or the day after, I don't remember) even though we went out and started our cars to idle them for a little while late that previous evening. That's why I bought my current car (94 Accord).
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Unread 12-27-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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I have been in the alexandria mn area for 8 years installing satellite dish's all year round it let me tell you first hand no matter how much you put on layer after layer,long johns,wool sweatshirts full head gear or what ever you can think of it is still painfull. It's like you in a huge freezer. I hav been up on customers roofs 25' off the ground at -50 below with windchill righ on a lake and when you have to take yor gloves off to tune the satellite dish your fingers are froze in less than 5 sec. Man was not ment to live in this temperture ever
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Unread 12-28-2007, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Morris, MN
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Please someone help me out on this:

something my wife (Minnesota born and raised) used to sing:

It's springtime in Minnesota
It's 99 below
Gophers running barefoot
through 40 feet of snow

somewhere in this little ditty is a "yip, yip, yip."
I haven't heard her sing this in a while nor do I want to remind her of it. It is pretty darn annoying!

Peace,
disneyrecords
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