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This polar vortex of 2019 seems to be some serious business instead of the usual garden variety media lets start a panic shitstorm we see ever month or so, coldest temperatures in a century or more in some places, the Midwest being hit especially hard.


Was wondering just how cold it might be for our member here and what if anything it is doing to have any effect on your life.


For myself it's not that bad per se the weather as I am in North Carolina, but it is having a really bad effect on my work of transporting trucks as every available load is heading up to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, or Pennsylvania, and flat out am not willingly going where the high temperatures are well below zero, or in the case of Pennsylvania where they shut down the Interstate highways 2 days in advance of a storm that may or may not show up because they are too lazy to plow the roads.


They even offered me a $300 bonus to take a truck to North Dakota, now what kind of fool would go to North Dakota in these conditions?


Anyways, winter isn't coming, it's here, and it's colder than a Siberian cocksucker kneecaps.

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I laugh at how people handle this shit down here. This morning it's @ -2F, which is about -19 Celsius. They have shut down all the schools here today based on this idea that kids can't somehow stand as the school bus stop for 10 minutes without dying of hypothermia. Meanwhile up in the Winnipeg it's -32F, and the kids are going to school.

By tomorrow though it'll be back up to high 30's and in the 50's for the weekend.

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This morning in Detroit, it is -7, by Sunday we are supposed to have rain and 40s! Crazy weather for sure.

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This morning it’s -5 with windchills around -35, and this Monday it will be 59 degrees, making it a 94 degree temperature change in 5 days including wind chill. Pretty crazy stuff to say the least.

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Right now in NYC it's 21 and feels 21, but throughout the day temperatures will drop and dangerously high winds will pick up. By late afternoon, some areas could see a wind chill of -20, and all day tomorrow should be just as bad. It's still nothing like Chicago, which I heard could have a wind chill of -50, although that sounds like an exaggeration.

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srossi wrote: Right now in NYC it's 21 and feels 21, but throughout the day temperatures will drop and dangerously high winds will pick up. By late afternoon, some areas could see a wind chill of -20, and all day tomorrow should be just as bad. It's still nothing like Chicago, which I heard could have a wind chill of -50, although that sounds like an exaggeration.

It's -18 without the wind chill. You should have seen my dogs this morning. They did their business outside and hurried back in. Feel sorry for any stray pets.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: I laugh at how people handle this shit down here. This morning it's @ -2F, which is about -19 Celsius. They have shut down all the schools here today based on this idea that kids can't somehow stand as the school bus stop for 10 minutes without dying of hypothermia. Meanwhile up in the Winnipeg it's -32F, and the kids are going to school.

By tomorrow though it'll be back up to high 30's and in the 50's for the weekend.

Americans are soft and weak, that's why. Where I'm at, we will have -10/-20 wind chills. Bring it on!!!!

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Principal_Raditch wrote: I laugh at how people handle this shit down here. This morning it's @ -2F, which is about -19 Celsius. They have shut down all the schools here today based on this idea that kids can't somehow stand as the school bus stop for 10 minutes without dying of hypothermia. Meanwhile up in the Winnipeg it's -32F, and the kids are going to school.

By tomorrow though it'll be back up to high 30's and in the 50's for the weekend.

Yup. It's cold here in Winterpeg, Manisnowba but I've seen worse.Fuckers crying about -19 need to be repeated kicked in the nutsack.I'm outside the city where it's actually colder. Good thing we got a delivery of firewood last week. Fireplaces pretty much going non stop during waking hours.
And yet people here need to be told it's cold and to dress appropriately. Wastes if if flesh.

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The temperature here in Minneapolis is -24. It was -28 when I woke up. We are going to make a high temp of -15 in mid afternoon, then it will fall back to -27 overnight. The insane thing is we're going to make highs in the low 40s this weekend.

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Regarding kids not going to school, when I was a kid, we never lost days due to extreme cold, only very heavy snow and there was great reluctance to cancel school over that unless it was essentially a blizzard because it was so much harder to spread the word back then. I walked two blocks to school in elementary school and in 3rd or 4th grade walked out into what amounted to planet Hoth only to arrive at school and find it had been called off. The building was open and more than a few teachers and students had also shown up, also none the wiser. So we were corralled into a group of rooms and had a no lessons day of fun (games, activities, open gym, etc.).

The big concern around these parts, and it's very understandable, is sending kids out to bus stops in dangerous cold to risk frostbite. It's possibly overkill and inconveniences a lot of parents, but my wife teaches at and my oldest also attends a school at which it's not uncommon for kids to not have proper winter coats or to lack hats and gloves due to various combinations of lack of funds, recent immigrants from families who don't understand Minnesota winter, and flat out parental irresponsibility. Protecting the kids is worth it.

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Everyone keep an eye out for potholes with the weather fluctuations!!

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Angelic Assassin wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: I laugh at how people handle this shit down here. This morning it's @ -2F, which is about -19 Celsius. They have shut down all the schools here today based on this idea that kids can't somehow stand as the school bus stop for 10 minutes without dying of hypothermia. Meanwhile up in the Winnipeg it's -32F, and the kids are going to school.

By tomorrow though it'll be back up to high 30's and in the 50's for the weekend.

Yup. It's cold here in Winterpeg, Manisnowba but I've seen worse.Fuckers crying about -19 need to be repeated kicked in the nutsack.I'm outside the city where it's actually colder. Good thing we got a delivery of firewood last week. Fireplaces pretty much going non stop during waking hours.
And yet people here need to be told it's cold and to dress appropriately. Wastes if if flesh.

We have around 2 years of firewood in the backyard. We will always stay warm.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: This morning it's @ -2F, which is about -19 Celsius. Listen commie, keep that socialist Celsius shit to yourself. You're in Murica now. Either learn our ways and get off welfare or GTFO.

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Yeah fuck that Celsius shit - it’s the work of the Russians and Satan.

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By the way, I love “it’s colder than a Siberian cocksucker’s kneecaps”.
Nobody gave that line proper respect!

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Superstar, that was a saying my Grandpa often used, and I picked up upon it.

He would also say that if you stay out there too long you will be shivering like a dog shitting razor blades.

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We literally do not have winters here anymore south of Sacramento, unless you're on the coast or near the Nevada border. It's 65 and sunny right now, but it feels warmer. I just walked 3 blocks and back to get a Gatorade and I had to take my cap off because my head started to sweat.


I'm not bragging either, I hate it! I know if it's 65 in January, it's going to be a long miserable Summer. Our Summers start April 1 and don't end until December 1 for the most part. Last November, we had 10 80 degree days!

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Heenan Fan wrote: I'm not bragging either, I hate it! I know if it's 65 in January, it's going to be a long miserable Summer. Our Summers start April 1 and don't end until December 1 for the most part. Last November, we had 10 80 degree days!
Agreed. Lived in Florida for awhile & everything was hunky dory @ 1st but realized quickly I hate living in regions without dramatic seasonal change patterns that I can see & feel Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall & everything that entails

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-34 overnight last night, -48 with the wind chill. Feels even worse right now.

...and then I hear that Monday it's supposed to be plus 4 with rain! Wtf...

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Today is the coldest I can ever remember it being.  It was 2 when I woke up this morning, with a wind chill of -20.  I had my wife drive my son to daycare instead of me walking him as usual because it seemed dangerously cold for a baby.  I never bundle up, short sleeves and an overcoat are usually what I wear all winter and I'm fine.  But this morning I had on layers and gloves and a hat and I put the hood up on my new jacket that I bought just for Iceland (I still refused to resort to a scarf though) and waiting for the train for 5 minutes was still actually painful.  My legs and nose physically hurt from the cold.

And Tuesday, it will be 57. 

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Hell I thought people already knew that, those are 2 nicknames I have for my pets

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High of 58 today for KC, tomorrow 62. Was in the negatives four days ago.

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