How cold are you?

Off-topic discussions about everything else
Keith
Posts: 9963
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

How cold are you?

Postby Keith » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:56 pm

With nearly all of the U.S. under a arctic freeze, how cold is it where you are today?

At this time, the temp in my area is -15F with a wind chill factor of -50F. We'll have a "heat wave" tomorrow and the temp will climb all the way up to 5F. I've got over a foot of snow that fell steadily for nearly 36 hours, with winds gusting between 30-40 mph. Several major freeways are shutdown due to snow and blowing snow drifts and stranded vehicles. All the schools in this area are closed today and again tomorrow.

Azeem
Posts: 3678
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 9:30 pm
Location: Hetepsenusret

Postby Azeem » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:19 am

High 70s here in Southern California. :D But of course, we are in serious need of rain with the daily "red flag warnings" for possibilities of brushfire. :o

Herodotus
Posts: 809
Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:05 pm
Location: England

Postby Herodotus » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:41 pm

Not cold at all, incessant rain and storms and has been for weeks.
Widespread flooding, both from rivers and storm surges.

aeval99
Posts: 223
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:20 pm
Location: 3rd rock on the left

Postby aeval99 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:14 pm

It's frigging freezing in Indiana. Been hovering around -25C (that's without the windchill) for two days now. Nothing is open and we are under a driving ban. Emergency vehicles only. Unless you are seeking shelter or are on the way to the hospital you will get ticketed for being out.

Woke up this morning to a frigid house (the heating just can't keep up). Wearing a full set of thermal underwear under fleece pajamas with thick socks and slippers. With 2 space heaters and the oven on (with the door open) it's warmed up nicely inside. The two Irish coffees helped too. I'd hate to think how cold the house would be without a foot and a half of snow insulating it. Brrrrr!

You know it's bad when you want to move back to Canada because it's warmer there. :eek:

Stay safe everyone!
Last edited by aeval99 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Sandra Linkletter
Posts: 692
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:19 pm
Location: Iowa, USA [Catophilopolis, Amundeir 122 S]
Contact:

Postby Sandra Linkletter » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:52 pm

At the moment, it is 18 degrees F outside. It was -4 F outside yesterday afternoon, when you posted your question. It looks as if the cold has moved eastward of us. My husband walked out to the mailbox yesterday and said he was surprised that he was not sucked up in the vortex. :p

JuliaSet
Posts: 1151
Joined: Mon May 17, 2004 12:24 am
Location: US
Contact:

Postby JuliaSet » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:23 pm

I'm trying to save money so turned down the heat to 62f,,,,, then got out the feather comforters... Two for the bed, and one for the telly chair. Lilly Rose, the cat, has decided she is a lap cat when the blankets cover her. Nothing like a warm lap for the little beasties.

Marius
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:01 pm
Location: Vancouver

Postby Marius » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:49 am

We are at 1C (34F) but dropping to -9C (15F) tonight and a few degrees lower over the next few days. Folks are piling Hay bales and tarps around the Lower Mainland's palm trees.

Keith
Posts: 9963
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

Postby Keith » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:29 am

Temps are around 2F here tonight. We were up in the balmy low 30s F over the weekend after being sub-zero most of last week and got another 6.6 inches of snow. We are expecting another major snow storm early this morning downstate from me and although we are on the northern fringe we are expected to get at least 3-6 inches more snow. Not too far away Chicago is already 12 inches of snow over it's normal annual snowfall of 48 inches and is approaching its all-time-high record of 72 inches for a winter. Two more snow storms are predicted to arrive here in the next 7 days. Winter is only half over and towns are already running out of salt, money, etc. to plow the streets.

Azeem
Posts: 3678
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 9:30 pm
Location: Hetepsenusret

Postby Azeem » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:50 pm

Back to normal here in Southern California. Temps hover between 60 and 70 and we got a bit of much-needed rain this week, although we're 6 inches short of what we're supposed to have for the season.

Jacquou Le
Posts: 428
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 4:10 am
Location: Fort Smith, AR, USA.

Postby Jacquou Le » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:08 pm

At this time 1:10 pm, 2014 FEB 6th, here in Fort Smith, AR, US, 18F (~ -8C.) :(

Keith
Posts: 9963
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

Postby Keith » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:14 pm

Here on the southeastern fringes of "Chi-beria", a.k.a. Chicago, the sun is out, but the temp is 3 F/-16 C with a wind chill of -16 F/-27 C. We have gotten another six to eight inches (15 to 22 cm) of snow from that recent passing storm and we are expecting another 1 inch/3 cm of snow on Saturday.

CatMajik
Posts: 665
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:25 pm
Location: MajikWorld, NC

Postby CatMajik » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:40 pm

Here in Hee-Haw-Hell (NC) we thawed and shoveled 10 days ago and WOW we get to do it again. Got to luv the south. :rolleyes:


Return to “The Outside World”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests