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A Bit Chilly in the USA & Canada

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I've just seen this item on BBC News.  America and Canada are expecting -53°C (-64°F) temperatures in the next few days.  I am never going to complain about it feeling cold here again (it rarely gets below freezing).  In fact we have had three days of 35°C this week, thanks to Australia blowing hot air across the Tasman.  The article says you have been advised 'not to take deep breaths, and to minimise talking when outside'.  How are are the American ladies going to cope with not talking?!

I guess it is going to affect you all, but I'm thinking of Benjamin in Cedar Rapids, and perhaps more notable, Noel Carboni who recently moved from Florida to Minnesota to work at the Adobe Arden Hills location.  Noel, I hope the new job is going well, and I hope your family are still speaking to you.  

I've experienced -40° (which happens to be the crossover point for Fahrenheit and Centigrade) when I worked in the Environmental Test department of Ford Research, and I remember how it made my face feel tight and stinging.  I also worked in Rovaniemi in northern Finland (we did cold climate testing and sign off there every year) but I think -30°C was as cold as it got there, and that was plenty cold enough, so I can't imagine what -53°C would feel like.

As usual, Donald Trump is demonstrating his lack of understanding of the effects of Climate Change.  It's frightening when you think about it.  Is he smugly putting this forward as evidence to debunk Climate Change, or Global Warming as he repeatedly insists on calling it?  I have a feeling that he honestly doesn't know or care about the science, and how stupid it makes him look, and yet this man has the power to start a nuclear war!

I hope you and yours all stay safe, and come though it OK, and if you'd like to share your experiences that would be cool.

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A Bit Chilly in the USA & Canada

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I've just seen this item on BBC News.  America and Canada are expecting -53°C (-64°F) temperatures in the next few days.  I am never going to complain about it feeling cold here again (it rarely gets below freezing).  In fact we have had three days of 35°C this week, thanks to Australia blowing hot air across the Tasman.  The article says you have been advised 'not to take deep breaths, and to minimise talking when outside'.  How are are the American ladies going to cope with not talking?!

I guess it is going to affect you all, but I'm thinking of Benjamin in Cedar Rapids, and perhaps more notable, Noel Carboni who recently moved from Florida to Minnesota to work at the Adobe Arden Hills location.  Noel, I hope the new job is going well, and I hope your family are still speaking to you.  

I've experienced -40° (which happens to be the crossover point for Fahrenheit and Centigrade) when I worked in the Environmental Test department of Ford Research, and I remember how it made my face feel tight and stinging.  I also worked in Rovaniemi in northern Finland (we did cold climate testing and sign off there every year) but I think -30°C was as cold as it got there, and that was plenty cold enough, so I can't imagine what -53°C would feel like.

As usual, Donald Trump is demonstrating his lack of understanding of the effects of Climate Change.  It's frightening when you think about it.  Is he smugly putting this forward as evidence to debunk Climate Change, or Global Warming as he repeatedly insists on calling it?  I have a feeling that he honestly doesn't know or care about the science, and how stupid it makes him look, and yet this man has the power to start a nuclear war!

I hope you and yours all stay safe, and come though it OK, and if you'd like to share your experiences that would be cool.

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Were all doomed Capt. Mannering...

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

I hope you and yours all stay safe, and come though it OK, and if you'd like to share your experiences that would be cool.

It’s beautiful here, Trevor. This morning I walked a little less than two miles to pick up my car after it had service. It was 35°F (1.6°C) and was quite lovely. It’s snowing now and they are predicting icy roads, so we cancelled our dinner reservations and I’m just looking out the windows at the falling snow. Tomorrow is when the “feels like” drops down to -1°F

The coldest I’ve ever been was camping at 18,000 feet (549 meters). It was well below 0°F. I don’t have the numbers, probably not what you had at -40F/C. Brrr!

“Ladies” now, Trevor? Not lasses or lassies?

But seriously, I’ve never heard about not taking deep breaths and to minimize talking when it’s cold outside. I’m thinking it was said by someone who doesn’t spend any time outside in cold weather. Are the Iowa officials afraid our words will freeze in thought bubbles?

The midwest is expecting drastic temperatures with windchill, and some of what I am reading says that if the houses lose heat, they won’t be able to regain it. They are putting out a call to watch for the elderly and pets.

If our POTUS ever said anything that made sense, people would wonder if it was really him who was doing the talking and not a ventriloquist.

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All good here, Trevor.  I watched it start the day at -8F and blow snow, though much of the day was sunny.  It's -19F now and still blowing.  They say tomorrow it's going to get cold.  Good day, night, and day to stay inside. 

-Noel

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Noel, looks like you got what we were supposed to get!

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Trevor.Dennis  wrote

Is he smugly putting this forward as evidence to debunk Climate Change, or Global Warming as he repeatedly insists on calling it?  I have a feeling that he honestly doesn't know or care about the science, and how stupid it makes him look, and yet this man has the power to start a nuclear war!

Evidence to debunk Global Warming, Trevor? No, you misread his tweet — look a little closer. POTUS is asking about Global Waming.

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Yeah, its a little chilly here, Trevor - we are still at -22°F at the moment. Didn’t get quite as cold as was predicted, with a low of about -24°F. The wind chill did hit a sustained -55 last night, but the wind has since calmed down.

We do have tomorrow morning to look forward to; prediction is -30. From there we start to warm up...there is even talk of +47°F and rain on Sunday. Where the heck does that come from? Then we are back to typical Iowa winter weather after that...If there really is such a thing as typical weather in Iowa

Got most of the snow around here and at the neighbors’ cleared yesterday late before the air got too cold. The wind got strong overnight a few times so there was a little to clean up this morning along with the other outdoor chores.

Its really not bad. We are used to cold and, usually, dress warm

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