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Old 01-06-2014, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Well~~ it is now -20F with a wind chill about -50F. We haven't had temps like this since 1888. Can't wait to complain about the heat.
Even Little Rock, Arkansas is supposed to have a low of 10 degrees for the night and 8 degrees tomorrow night.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:46 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I know I won't get any sympathy, but it is 39 here today - but centigrade. Air con on high and too hot to spend much time outside.
You have my sympathy. I can always get warm but at 102 F. (39 C.). I don't care if the humidity is low; I don't need that kind of heat.

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Well~~ it is now -20F with a wind chill about -50F. We haven't had temps like this since 1888. Can't wait to complain about the heat.
Well, next week we shall enjoy winter together. Normal temperaures are in the forecast for you and normal or below normal for me. The easterners from north to south are expected to experience above normal temperatures.

Climate Prediction Center - 8 to 14 Day Outlook
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I decided that maybe the cases of canned cat and dog food should not be left int he garage and just hauled in 9 cases. In the two hours since I first let the dogs outside the thermometer dropped from 40 to 28 degrees and the wind is beginning to pick up.

Here's a link to a cool wind map that really gives a sense of what's going on out there:

Wind Map
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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It is 14 d at my house right now. Snow and wind gusts to 50 mph. I have no idea what the wind chill factor is . . . all I know is . . . when I was a kid . . . the old-timers referred to it as being colder than a well-digger's arse . . . or cold enough to freeze a brass monkey's, uh, private parts . . . or colder than a witch's . .. um. . . kitty.

Oh . . . here's our forecast:

http://www.google.org/publicalerts/a...=US&source=web
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Well, the weather here in Philly is very changeable.

Right now it is 38 degrees F (3 C), but it's supposed to drop down to 10 F tomorrow but will reach 66 F on Friday!

I find these forecasts bizarre to say the least!
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, the weather here in Philly is very changeable.

Right now it is 38 degrees F (3 C), but it's supposed to drop down to 10 F tomorrow but will reach 66 F on Friday!

I find these forecasts bizarre to say the least!
My goodness - 66 d on Friday? That is as crazy as NC weather has been!

Down filled parka one day . . . a sweater the next!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Stay safe everyone as the temp plunges dramatically tonight. As we've heard it's beyond cold in many regions. If power outages are possible and they always are, stock jugs of drinking water and fill up tub for water for the toilet, make sure your pipes don't freeze if you lose heat (keep the faucets slightly trickling and wrap pipes in blankets). The other usual stuff, lanterns, flashlights, batteries, canned food, nonelectric can opener, etc. The thing about power outages is that they can go on for days....and days. Guard your pets against exposure.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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negirl, it's roaring out there (wind), I am amazed we had power today.

Good advice if you have city water, but if you have a well you need power.

Warm and safe wishes to all!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Where's our poster who loves to regale us with how Marquette is the perfect retirement locale? As I write this, the current temperature there is 14 below zero, after hitting a "high" today of 11 below, lol. It's currently 73 here in Miami Beach and hit a high of 84 earlier this afternoon. That "arctic" air will finally reach us later tonight and our high tomorrow will only be in the low 60s. But never fear, we'll be back to the mid 70s the following day and then 80 by Friday.

Let's see, -14 or +84. Hmmmm. Tough decision.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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The personal weather station that's closest to me listed on Weather Underground says it's now 3.9 degrees with 13 mile an hour winds out of the NW, making it feel like -13.

Drip, drip, drop little open faucets - at least so long as the power stays on.

Around here cattle, sheep, goats and horses generally remain outdoors year round and many have nowhere to get out of the wind beyond whatever cover the trees may provide. I wonder how they will all fare overnight. I tried to get my goat to come into the yard but he remained across the creek with the horses and I can't get to him to put him on a lead and force him over here. I would have put him in one of the 10 x 10 dog runs in the equipment shed, not great protection but better than totally exposed. He does have a big dog house down below the pond and so it is somewhat out of the wind but I don't know if he'll decide to use it.
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