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Old 01-30-2019, 03:44 PM   #21
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hahahaha when it's so very, very cold does it really matter if it's actual temperature or wind chill. It's not like if it's -35c you'll go out without a hat and gloves and at -62c wind chill you will. What happened to sensibility?
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:25 PM   #22
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hahahaha when it's so very, very cold does it really matter if it's actual temperature or wind chill. It's not like if it's -35c you'll go out without a hat and gloves and at -62c wind chill you will. What happened to sensibility?
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Rita mentioned it today and it jogged my memory. When we were in school everybody walked to school. The girls could wear jeans under their skirt or dress but had to take the jeans off once they got to school. This was a stupid dress code rule promulgated by the school board and their henchmen. Now, they close school for three days based on a forecast. I had no respect for school administrators then and haven’t gained much now. The kids had the sense to dress warmly but it was against the rules? Go figure.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:57 PM   #23
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Rita mentioned it today and it jogged my memory. When we were in school everybody walked to school. The girls could wear jeans under their skirt or dress but had to take the jeans off once they got to school. This was a stupid dress code rule promulgated by the school board and their henchmen. Now, they close school for three days based on a forecast. I had no respect for school administrators then and haven’t gained much now. The kids had the sense to dress warmly but it was against the rules? Go figure.
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Dave I remember walking through bitter cold and lots of snow in Toronto to high school where just yesterday they had a pretty big snowstorm which pretty well shut down the city. We just took it in stride in the 60's. A few years ago the Toronto mayor called in the army to help clean up a big snowfall, most of the rest of Canada had a good laugh at that.

Our grands are on the second day off school, the rule here is when windchill is -40 or below in the morning that's C or F, both the same, then school is cancelled. The concern for rural schools is not so much the town kids walking to school because they know how to dress here but more the country kids waiting at the end of a farm lane for a bus that just might not arrive. When the wind blows here schools are sometimes closed even if not that cold since the rural roads and even main highways must be closed due to whiteouts. Just last Thursday Hwy 75 the main link between Winnipeg and the US border was closed for nearly 24 hours.

Today it's warmed up to -29C (-20F) tomorrow's high is -22C (-8F) then the heat wave arrives Friday with -12C (+10F). Good thing since our town's winter carnival is this weekend.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:00 PM   #24
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:45 PM   #25
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I'm enjoying reading these tales but why do I sense that each time the story gets retold, the temperature drops by a few degrees.

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Old 01-30-2019, 05:53 PM   #26
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The daffodils are late this year.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:11 PM   #27
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Armadillos

I reported a few weeks back that we now have an occasional armadillo showing up
In Iowa. This little interlude might be pretty hard on that population. The plant hardiness zone maps have been adjusted warmer in the past 25 years. That way plants which were not thought to be winter hardy here, are sold and planted . They do well for a few years and then we get a cold session and next spring, they are dead or severely frozen back. Siting those marginal plants with shelter or out of an icy prevailing wind helps but it’s not a guarantee. In tree and turf pest control extremely cold weather can be a good thing, for honeybees, not so good. Spring should be interesting.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:31 PM   #28
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Chilly here in the Tehachapi Mountains today.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:58 PM   #29
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Yeah, but you could get snow this weekend (if you're close to the 4000 foot elev. mark.)
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:18 PM   #30
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Yeah, but you could get snow this weekend (if you're close to the 4000 foot elev. mark.)

For sure, Don, since we are at 5,600'. You probably already know there are three storms lined up with the third one, late Sunday through Monday, being the coldest. I heard that there are three more storms forming up that will probably hit California around Valentines Day time frame. We certainly could use the precipitation!
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:41 PM   #31
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The daffodils are late this year.
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Yes but my crocuses are a few inches high, the snow drops are ready to blossom. Only negative is that my rhubarb is barely showing and Baglo's is already definitely sprouting.

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With this temperatures, that's camping weather............
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The daffodils are late this year.
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Daffodils? What are those? Oh yeah now I remember think we have a few which should show up in April or May. Grandkids off school for third day now but it's a bit warmer, only -27C feels like -38C. (-17, -36F) They should open the school this afternoon since it's above -40 but won't. Taking the boys skating at an indoor rink later.
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:52 AM   #35
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We had -34 below F this morning but it is starting to warm up (-3 below predicted for this afternoon ) Snow fleas will be out on Saturday so things are returning to normal .
3 days of snow predicted for next week .
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Ok... I'm in CA, but are you serious about the snow fleas?
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Ok... I'm in CA, but are you serious about the snow fleas?
YES !! They look like specs of pepper sitting on top of the snow . If you have the internet in CA you can look them up .
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YES !! They look like specs of pepper sitting on top of the snow . If you have the internet in CA you can look them up .

Oh, and don't eat yellow snow.
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Here's another than came up on my Facebook timeline. All I could think, is I was grateful Ian Giles planned the 50th Boler event in Winnipeg in August and NOT January.
No kidding! I enjoyed my brief stay in Winnipeg, but I don't think I'd have much fun now. I wonder if Lake of the Woods freezes over in the winter? I guess it does.
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It’s been so cold in points north, Hell has frozen over!

https://www.wnem.com/news/hell-mi-ha...9b94f0f70.html
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