Friday, January 16, 2009

One more peek at the temperature... -28

8am today. Not sure what the overnight low was. Things can only go up from here... or at least the 5 day forecast thankfully shows that! Today is the kids' third day in a row off of school. Wednesday was due to a huge snowstorm. Yesterday was due to the cold. Today, they started off by saying it was a two hour delay, but they ended up having problems getting buses started (gee, wonder why!) so they ended up canceling school again.


For my foreign friends, the temp in C.


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13 comments:

  1. Here the schools are closed today because it seems like the the windchill is going to be -25°F. Temperature in the morning was -14°F.

    In my entire lifetime in this country I have never seen something like this.

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  2. So I guess our 16 degree weather this morning feels like spring break to you guys, huh? lol

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  3. BTW, that must sting when you breathe it in.

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  4. I bet your glad you got those bugs worked out of your furnace...

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  5. Bino,

    Yep, it's definitely not "normal." LOL. A few years back it was -31, and that's the coldest temperature I've ever been in, but it's not been nearly that low in recent years, except the last couple of days. As you could see a few weeks ago, I was very surprised when it got as low as -11!

    Matthew,

    You're actually right about that! lol... Back when it was -11, it ended up getting into the 20's within a day or two, and as I was walking out to my garage, the wind hit my face and I actually felt relieved at how warm it was! I guess that's how I'll feel with tomorrow's expected high of 25!

    As far as how -28 feels, either breathing it in or simply being out in it, I wish I could box some of it up and send it to people so they could experience it. :)

    I'll tell you, though, I think the ones who are the worst off are the animals. The wild ones have to be out in it 24/7. Poor ol' Puppa only has to be in it for a minute or two, but even within 30 seconds of being out there, he has a hard time walking on the freezing ground, never mind standing still to do his business!

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  6. Leonard,

    I was just thinking of that last night. Man, how that ol' furnace would be struggling in this weather, had the problem not been taken care of!

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  7. Gee bro...here in Durban, on the East coast of South Africa..its 32Deg with humidity at around 80%...yep its VERY hot...

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  8. Oh my goodness. -25, -24, -31 .... it no wonder your armed forces wanted to volunteer to go fight in the warmer countries ... :o (Just kidding)

    29C (90F) here in Johannesburg.

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  9. Joel,

    37C here, with high humidity at 78%. Who needs a sauna?

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  10. Joel, why must your friends rub our noses in their comfy temps ???

    Kidding aside, I am kinda jealous, sounds great.

    Best to ya's.

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  11. they are calling for -31 C here (Celcius...or Cannuck)...which is -23.8 American.

    We just sent you a little cold shoulder from the Great White North eh?

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  12. I used to live south of Waterloo in Toddville near Cedar Rapids - not warmer but south...

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  13. Hey all,

    Yeah... quit rubbing it in! What I'd give if it would only warm up to 32º FAHRENHEIT, never mind Celsius!

    And yeah, WC, I think you not only sent a little cold shoulder. You added some EXTRA cold to it! No thanks!

    Jay, hey, cool, I know where Toddville is. I used to work for 89.1 The Spirit, which is based in Cedar Rapids (although I worked from Waterloo), and I know for sure that we had listeners in Toddville.

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