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This is what cold is. Some of you may be familiar with winter in a northern climate, but for those of you who don't...

 

Extreme cold warning from the national weather service in Fargo Grand Forks ND (fgf).

 

This is for -15 to -25 degrees F (-26 to -31C) tempratures with -35 to -45 (-37 to -42C) wind chills.

 

Of course, this is nothing exceptional for the people from this region, but everyone else may find it intresting. It's still "Throw a pot of boiling water in the air and it hits the ground as ice" cold. Yes, you can really do that.

 

http://forecast.weat...0cold%20warning (THIS link will break as soon as the warning as no longer active).

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND

318 PM CST WED JAN 18 2012

 

...BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS MOVING IN TODAY AND TONIGHT...

 

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS ON THE HEELS OF A PASSING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE

WILL BRING VERY COLD TEMPERATURES...GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUS WIND

CHILLS TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES TONIGHT

WILL DROP FROM 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO AND COMBINED WITH THE WIND WILL

PRODUCE WIND CHILLS FROM 35 TO 40 BELOW ZERO.

 

MNZ001>003-005-006-008-009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ030-038-

039-049-052-053-191800-

/O.CON.KFGF.EC.W.0001.120119T0000Z-120119T1800Z/

WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-EAST MARSHALL-

NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-

SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-

EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-

TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...

HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...ROSEAU...BAUDETTE...NEWFOLDEN...RED LAKE...

THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...BAGLEY...BEMIDJI...

MAHNOMEN...LAKE ITASCA...PARK RAPIDS...DETROIT LAKES...

WOLF LAKE...BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...NEW YORK MILLS...

WADENA...ELBOW LAKE...MAYVILLE...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...

GWINNER...WAHPETON

318 PM CST WED JAN 18 2012

 

...EXTREME COLD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST

THURSDAY...

 

* TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO

OVERNIGHT. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL APPROACH THE 40 BELOW TO 45

BELOW RANGE.

 

* FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR WITHIN MINUTES.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

AN EXTREME COLD WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUSLY LOW TEMPERATURES

ARE EXPECTED FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. FROSTBITE AND

HYPOTHERMIA ARE LIKELY IF EXPOSED TO THESE TEMPERATURES...SO MAKE

SURE A HAT...FACEMASK...AND HEAVY GLOVES OR MITTENS ARE

AVAILABLE.

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That would be nice, wouldn't it?

 

Now, I'll make clear I don't live in North Dakota, but I've got to travel out there in the next few days so I was checking the forcast.

 

Here those wind chills are only -10 to -15.

 

But I'll be honest - if it's -30 with no wind, it's easy to stop the cold. The wind is what gets you.

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I consider anything lower than 10 degrees cold. :P

 

I could really do with some hot Californian weather now.

 

It's frickin' cold here too Tom :P

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I hear the high today in Minneapolis is 1. That's right ONE. Fahrenheit. I hope my folks don't freeze solid.

 

Anyone remember the line from Trains, Planes and Automobiles? "What do you think the temperature is". "One". While they were riding in the back of a pickup truck.

 

Stupid cold will be here tonight. I hate winter.

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This is what cold means. :P

 

−22°F / −30°C temperature (−50°F / −46°C wind chill), solidly frozen field, hardly any gear on to help with the cold, all under demands of maximum physical exertion and extreme pressure with a championship on the line.

 

(moral: winter <3, NFL <3)

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I hear the high today in Minneapolis is 1. That's right ONE. Fahrenheit. I hope my folks don't freeze solid.

 

Anyone remember the line from Trains, Planes and Automobiles? "What do you think the temperature is". "One". While they were riding in the back of a pickup truck.

 

Stupid cold will be here tonight. I hate winter.

 

Here's my good opportunity to rant about how Fahrenheit bases it's absolute 0 point not at 0. It makes no sense - the lack of temperature entirely should be expressed as 0 and not a negative number. It makes me LOL at how such situations can happen in real life because we've all gotten used to such a system - at least Celcius bases it's 0 point at something that makes much more sense.

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Here's my good opportunity to rant about how Fahrenheit bases it's absolute 0 point not at 0. It makes no sense - the lack of temperature entirely should be expressed as 0 and not a negative number. It makes me LOL at how such situations can happen in real life because we've all gotten used to such a system - at least Celcius bases it's 0 point at something that makes much more sense.

 

Indeed. Celcius makes sense. As far as absolute zero goes, there's kelvin for that - unfortunately kelvin makes important marks like the freezing point of water very arbitrary.

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...well, Fahrenheit has its advantages too. It's more precise, and though it may just be a happy coincidence, Fahrenheit temperatures actually tend to accord more to a 0-100 scale (with a handful of exceptions). It's easier to think of a 98 (F) degree day as "hot" than it is to think of a 27 © day.

 

It's all what you're used to, though...

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Everywhere in England uses Celcius. When I went to Florida on holiday, it was the coldest recorded temperature there and we couldn't go to the beach or do much because it was always raining. We didn't pack any warm clothes and only wore shorts for the whole time, so we were freezing cold there, which sucked. (N)

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Everywhere in England uses Celcius. When I went to Florida on holiday, it was the coldest recorded temperature there and we couldn't go to the beach or do much because it was always raining. We didn't pack any warm clothes and only wore shorts for the whole time, so we were freezing cold there, which sucked. %28N%29.gif

 

Everywhere in the States except Hawaii gets cold snaps like that sometimes. You learned that for the future, though.

 

However, on rare occasion almost anywhere can get super cold (for that area). Honolulu has a record low of 11c despite average highs being 27c to 32c all year.

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Below -30C in Quebec is rare-ish, but still happens couple times every winter. Yeah, we're used to cold temperatures.

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Below -30C in Quebec is rare-ish, but still happens couple times every winter. Yeah, we're used to cold temperatures.

 

Well, here it's either cold with snow, extreme cold without snow (funny how that works?), extremely humid and/or hot with violent storms. A few weeks a year it's comfortable, but those are in the minority.

 

Or maybe I'm just too picky.

 

We should make a general "weather thread".

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oh the irony.

 

You win one quantity of interwebz.

 

Living in the upper midwest is insane in terms of weather. You'd think when I left Minnesota I'd move south, not to Michigan.

 

It can be. I go storm chasing sometimes so oh the stories I could tell... Btw, it's NOTHING like the movies.

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Brilliant, Tyler. :D

 

I wonder what it'd be like if all the inactive threads had a "cold" distinction next to them.

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I think it's more to do with how many replies a thread has. It'd be pretty insulting to the thread-creators if threads that died with only one reply were permanently* branded with a "cold" designation.

 

 

 

*Yes, yes, yes...I know about bumping.

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