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Old 03-09-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I live in NE Wyoming -- have for nearly 50 years -- and the last couple months seem like the coldest winter yet. It might just be because I'm getting old, however.

I said something the other night about skiing, and my wife said the ski resorts are probably hurting this season and I wouldn't want to be in the cold. I said no, when it got way below zero on the ski slopes I liked it, because that might mean short lift lines.

I also lived in Alaska for a few years before moving here, and it was never too cold to crank up the snowmobiles and head out. I really think it's my age (73). My daughter and ex-wife both live in Arizona now. I never thought I'd want to live down there, as I like cool summers and have never suffered the cold winters much, but this year just seems horrible.

It might also have a little to do with my "retirement job" now as a home inspector. Most of my inspections are either exterior ones or exterior and interior for homes without heat. It takes more time climbing over snow drifts, navigating ice, etc., and it seems like it takes MUCH longer to do them. I don't mind the work in the summer, but this winter? BRRRRRRRRRRR!

If I could go to ND and make good money for a winter or two, I'd give it a try, but I don't make much money inspecting homes. I've always had office jobs before, seldom outside for long. This winter is making up for it.
I've seen nasty cold in Wyoming as well. Especially with that damn wind. But the big difference is the lack of humidity there. This is definitely the coldest place I've lived.

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How cold has it been getting up in ND this winter?
Bitter cold. Actual temperatures of -25 with wind chills of -50.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:08 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Bitter cold. Actual temperatures of -25 with wind chills of -50.
That sounds dangerously cold. Is it even safe to be outside in those conditions? Does the state encourage North Dakotans to stay home from work and school or is it pretty much business as usual on those days?
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I've seen nasty cold in Wyoming as well. Especially with that damn wind. But the big difference is the lack of humidity there. This is definitely the coldest place I've lived.


Bitter cold. Actual temperatures of -25 with wind chills of -50.
I hate to tell you this, but that is not really cold for North Dakota. I remember walking to school when I was a kid in Northwestern North Dakota when the temperature, was as low as -43 F. I have no idea what the wind chill was, but there was wind, so there was wind chill.

The good news was that we didn't have to spend recess outdoors, when the temperature got below -20 F. Which happened about maybe 5 days a year. I remember checking the thermometer before leaving home, and actually hoping that it was below -20, just so I wouldn't have to freeze outdoors for an hour that day.
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Old Today, 07:53 AM
 
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Default solar minimum

probably because we are headed for a solar minimum.


https://science.nasa.gov/science-new...imum-is-coming


It has to do with the sun spot activity.
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Old Today, 09:18 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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That sounds dangerously cold. Is it even safe to be outside in those conditions? Does the state encourage North Dakotans to stay home from work and school or is it pretty much business as usual on those days?
Usually it's business as usual but there are snow days for schools and once this year there was no mail delivery or garbage collection.
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Old Today, 11:28 AM
 
Location: IN
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probably because we are headed for a solar minimum.


https://science.nasa.gov/science-new...imum-is-coming


It has to do with the sun spot activity.
Global average temperatures are still increasing, (primarily at high latitudes), solar activity does not mitigate the reality of exponential CO2 growth in the atmosphere.
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