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Old 01-08-2015, 11:33 AM   #21
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Boo! *throws snowball at Gabi*
Well...ya know ....if you guys weren't so far up north there ......we could shovel our snow your way !
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:39 AM   #22
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Check your calendars folks, it is winter still. It is supposed to be cold.

There does seem to be lots of cold about the continent right now, that's for sure. Hang in there, it will pass.

I love winter, and will take the cold with it. I don't like it when it gets above freezing though, and our snow melts, and things look that ugly brown-grey colour. I like to embrace the winter elements, and enjoy them, because if I didn't, it would be one heck of a long winter here.
I agree Jim, I often wonder when I hear endless complaining about winter from folks around here why they live here. I a few times when the complaining gets a get to much I have asked why they live here and why they don't move somewhere else which ushaully ends it.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #23
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I agree Jim, I often wonder when I hear endless complaining about winter from folks around here why they live here. I a few times when the complaining gets a get to much I have asked why they live here and why they don't move somewhere else which ushaully ends it.
Freezing in Alberta is understandable, but I took it that the thread was talking about UNSEASONABLY cold weather. Its still below freezing here in San Antonio for example, which historically is very rare.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:57 AM   #24
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Exactly Robert, I believe 44 out of 48 states have below freezing temperatures which is an extreme.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:26 PM   #25
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Exactly Robert, I believe 44 out of 48 states have below freezing temperatures which is an extreme.
And can you imagine how much colder it would actually be if global warming was not keeping the temperatures up. I think I will go out and burn off a few more gallons of fossil fuel.
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I apreciate someone who is experincing unushual temperatures for their area having a gripe. It just gets a bit much living in a area that has a fairly long winter and listening to people whine about for months on end. That being said the jet stream is dipping very low into the US at the moment. Hopefully it settles back to a more normal flow soon.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:33 PM   #27
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And can you imagine how much colder it would actually be if global warming was not keeping the temperatures up. I think I will go out and burn off a few more gallons of fossil fuel.
I have lived in the time period before the discovery of "Global Warming" and during the period of "Climate Change" . The length and severity of winter has changed in my lifetime . The dates for lake freeze up in the Fall and ice out in the Spring has changed . Minnesota and Wisconsin now experience 30 to 40 less days of lakes being ice covered . Certain illnesses/ diseases are becoming a issue because our winters are not cold enough for long enough to control the viruses . I am not an alarmist but neither am I willing to dismiss offhand the findings of the scientific community. Enjoy the cold while it is still here to enjoy !!
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The two winters we spent at Minot, ND helped us make up our mind we would return to Calif and would have stayed there if work had not taken us to OK and then later 10 years in Utah, Adding that time to my growing up years in Colorado and we are now in AZ to stay and I've been complaining about the lows of 30 and the highs of only 65 to 75. Of course when other places have nice weather, we go there to ESCAPE the heat here. RETIRE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!!
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It is currently -10 c in St. Paul. with a low tonight of -23. Wind chills are colder. Yesterday school was cancelled in Minneapolis (but not Saint Paul) due to windchill of -38 c.

I grew up in Minot, many years ago. Jack, I assume you were at Minot Air Force Base -- is that correct? I understand your wanting to leave, but I was always surprised at the many Air Force folks who ended up coming back. That would include my younger brother who retired from the Air Force and moved back to Dickinson, ND. Of course all this was before the oil boom, which has brought money but also a lot of problems. When I was growing up, sub-zero temperatures were pretty common, and of course it was up hill to school both ways.

Folks who are complaining about the cold need to keep this perspective. We moved to Minnesota from Indiana 30 years ago, partly because it seems to me if you are going to have a winter, you may as well go all the way and have a real winter that gives you enough cold and snow to enjoy winter sports like x-country skiing, snow shoeing, etc. The worst winter is one that is cold (temps in the 30s), overcast, and no snow. Hard to enjoy many outdoor activities in that weather. Weather has gotten warmer and maybe I will have think about moving to Winnipeg or Canmore if the Canadians will have me.

The first winter we were here, my father in law came to visit at Christmas time. He was here for 3 weeks, and there was only day when the high was above zero (fahrenheit). The rest of the time the lows were in the minus 20 range. So it is cold, but not as cold as it used to be. We have just gotten wimpy about the weather.
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It is currently -10 c in St. Paul. with a low tonight of -23. Wind chills are colder. Yesterday school was cancelled in Minneapolis (but not Saint Paul) due to windchill of -38 c.

I grew up in Minot, many years ago. Jack, I assume you were at Minot Air Force Base -- is that correct? I understand your wanting to leave, but I was always surprised at the many Air Force folks who ended up coming back. That would include my younger brother who retired from the Air Force and moved back to Dickinson, ND. Of course all this was before the oil boom, which has brought money but also a lot of problems. When I was growing up, sub-zero temperatures were pretty common, and of course it was up hill to school both ways.

Folks who are complaining about the cold need to keep this perspective. We moved to Minnesota from Indiana 30 years ago, partly because it seems to me if you are going to have a winter, you may as well go all the way and have a real winter that gives you enough cold and snow to enjoy winter sports like x-country skiing, snow shoeing, etc. The worst winter is one that is cold (temps in the 30s), overcast, and no snow. Hard to enjoy many outdoor activities in that weather. Weather has gotten warmer and maybe I will have think about moving to Winnipeg or Canmore if the Canadians will have me.

The first winter we were here, my father in law came to visit at Christmas time. He was here for 3 weeks, and there was only day when the high was above zero (fahrenheit). The rest of the time the lows were in the minus 20 range. So it is cold, but not as cold as it used to be. We have just gotten wimpy about the weather.
When I lived in Chisolm Minnesota , St Paul was where we went in the winter to experience warmer weather .
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It just gets a bit much living in a area that has a fairly long winter and listening to people whine about for months on end
This is why I would never be able to live in the Southern US, I would be whining about how my skin is near its melting point most of the summer.
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