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missmolly
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01/16/2018 09:30AM
 
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pamonster
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01/16/2018 10:53AM
Wow, that's cold!
I remember in the winter of 96 we moved out of Minnesota, but not before it hit -60. Can't remember where, but that's some serious chill!
ozarkpaddler
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01/16/2018 10:57AM
WOW! This time of the year I always re-read "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls-Wilder. It was about the record winter of 1880-81. Makes me appreciate how easy we have it!
QueticoMike
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01/16/2018 11:14AM
Nope, nope, nope!!!
airmorse
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01/16/2018 11:39AM
I would like to experience that. Just once for a few days.

And yes I realize I'm in the minority and might not be right in the head.
missmolly
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01/16/2018 11:44AM
airmorse: "I would like to experience that. Just once for a few days.


And yes I realize I'm in the minority and might not be right in the head."


Here's what I'd like to experience:

It's 60 below for three days.

Then it rises to 30 below and you step outside and say, "Wow, it's warm today!"
Gadfly
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01/16/2018 12:18PM
Thanks for posting. I would like to find out what those temps feel like. I love how they appear to embrace it and they don't let it stop them from living. Might be a new bucket list item.
missmolly
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01/16/2018 12:58PM
Gadfly: "Thanks for posting. I would like to find out what those temps feel like. I love how they appear to embrace it and they don't let it stop them from living. Might be a new bucket list item. "

I like the eyelashes.
01/16/2018 01:10PM
I like how extreme weather is used to attract tourists such as the Chinese. Tornado chasing brings in tourism dollars to the Great Plains in U.S.
In Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona I asked the Campground Ranger if anyone camped there in the summer when temperatures are extreme. He said yes a few did. He told me they are mostly people from Northern Europe and the UK where sun and heat are rare. He said they seemed to enjoy themselves and wore it like a badge of honor. I believe some people from the UK also enjoy ferret-legging.
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01/16/2018 01:36PM
Wow cold
WhiteWolf
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01/16/2018 04:51PM
Yakustk is almost as cold and has a population similar to St. Paul,MN. Regularly gets -50F for lows every winter. Records touch -80F. And near 90F every summer. Most extreme temps on the planet in and near the Yena River. Makes North Dakota look like the PAC Nw.
01/16/2018 06:28PM
That's getting close to the coldest place to be. Stay warm in your neck of the woods, missmolly!
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01/16/2018 10:17PM
As I sit here on vacation by the pool in Cairns Australia at 86F, I have two thoughts one I feel sorry for them, two I feel good for me.
dicecupmaker
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01/17/2018 01:14AM
Holy Ned!
ozarkpaddler
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01/17/2018 05:22AM
mutz: "As I sit here on vacation by the pool in Cairns Australia at 86F, I have two thoughts one I feel sorry for them, two I feel good for me."

Funny (LOL)!
Unas10
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01/17/2018 05:42AM
We got up to 40* last week. I went for a run and was having some overheating problems. I then realized that it was 50* warmer than the last time I ran two days previously.
01/17/2018 06:13AM
When fishing once in Lynn Lake Manitoba I was talking to to gal at the bait shop. Talking about winter she said it was almost always -40 or colder. She made a comment that when it was that cold they didn't have wind at all. I've noticed since that rarely when it gets -30 or colder we have much or any wind. Often the temp here is -20 to -25 and the wind chill is -50 or colder. I could hardly keep the old cabin from freezing with the wood stove. Then it would dip into the -30's below... No wind and I was opening doors because the house was too warm.
My first chimney lining job it was dipping to -30 something at night and never got above -20 by day. It got to where I didn't need a jacket when it got that "warm".
I've been in -40's only a handful of times. That was enough -80's I'd move!
missmolly
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01/17/2018 08:10AM
HighnDry: "That's getting close to the coldest place to be. Stay warm in your neck of the woods, missmolly!"

Reading about Siberia makes me feel like I'm also lazing down under.
missmolly
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01/17/2018 08:12AM
Mr. 10 and Ben prove my point about relativity.
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01/17/2018 08:42AM
Its amazing how cold temps have a way or re-calibrating your sense of cold.

Over this last weekend we had several truck issues about 20 miles south of Baudette. It was about 7pm and the temp on the dashboard said -32. Between all of the problems we spent roughly 3 hours outside in those temps, part of it sitting in the truck waiting for assistance to arrive. It was very nearly the coldest I've ever been by the end of the 3rd hour.

The next morning when we walked to get breakfast and it was -8 it felt amazing, later in the day it got into the single digits and we were taking our coats off.
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01/17/2018 09:44AM
Most on here understand and in have in fact told stories about it-- but many that don't spend time outside in the winter and live in not so cold locations think "that when it gets below 0F what difference does it make"? , ie -10F or 20F. Temperature is a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of particles in a substance. The amount of thermal energy between 40F and 80F is the same as 0F and -40F. So - as many have experienced in this thread -- 20F change from -20F to -40F-- does make one hell of a difference it's just that many don't get to experience the awes and wonders of extreme cold!!!



Coldest major city in the world
missmolly
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01/17/2018 10:51AM
nofish: "Its amazing how cold temps have a way or re-calibrating your sense of cold.


Over this last weekend we had several truck issues about 20 miles south of Baudette. It was about 7pm and the temp on the dashboard said -32. Between all of the problems we spent roughly 3 hours outside in those temps, part of it sitting in the truck waiting for assistance to arrive. It was very nearly the coldest I've ever been by the end of the 3rd hour.


The next morning when we walked to get breakfast and it was -8 it felt amazing, later in the day it got into the single digits and we were taking our coats off."


How quickly we re-calibrate, huh?
missmolly
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01/17/2018 10:52AM
WhiteWolf: "Most on here understand and in have in fact told stories about it-- but many that don't spend time outside in the winter and live in not so cold locations think "that when it gets below 0F what difference does it make"? , ie -10F or 20F. Temperature is a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of particles in a substance. The amount of thermal energy between 40F and 80F is the same as 0F and -40F. So - as many have experienced in this thread -- 20F change from -20F to -40F-- does make one hell of a difference it's just that many don't get to experience the awes and wonders of extreme cold!!!



Coldest major city in the world "


You are a real asset to this site. Thanks for all your contributions, here and in your work.
01/17/2018 06:03PM

Back in the good old days, we knew what cold was.

As a kid, it was my job in the winter, to roll down the blankets on the beds in the morning and take my pocket knife to scrape the brown spots off of the sheets.

I'd then take my knife over to the pot bellied stove and hold it a couple of inches above the top. After about 30 seconds, you'd here it go "Brrrrrap."

It was so cold even the farts would freeze!

Now that is COLD!
missmolly
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01/17/2018 06:08PM
You had a hot fire? Lucky. When I was a kid, the flames would freeze.
01/18/2018 01:43AM
My folks used to say "Colder than a well diggers _ss. The snow is _ss deep on a 10 foot Indain. My personal favorite was "Colder than the shady side of a witches _it" Yup I grew up on a farm in the 60s. FRED
scat
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01/18/2018 09:24AM
Love those eyelashes! That should definitely become a new beauty trend. I think I might frost mine now that I have them back again. I will complain about the cold as long as I can force words from my lungs. I believe that to be an unalienable right. WearIng long underwear in my house. Geez... I dropped an ice cube on the kitchen floor three days ago and was too lazy to pick it up, thinking it will melt and evaporate. It's still there. Can't wait till the world turns...
I remember Yakutsk being a territory in the game Risk. That's as close as I want to get to Yakutsk. I always tried to get Peru. Closer to the equator, and I like saying Peru.
missmolly
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01/18/2018 11:25AM
scat
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01/18/2018 11:39AM
I like it! That is awesome. One time when I was a kid, one guy on our block, Mr. Ewing was his name, started us on building a Snoopy on ice skates sculpture. It was like eight foot tall as I remember, but I was probably three feet tall at the time, so... What was the word you used, recalibrated, it was probably a tad less than that. But it was ginormous at the time, and a lot of fun to build it.
missmolly
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01/18/2018 12:48PM
scat: "I like it! That is awesome. One time when I was a kid, one guy on our block, Mr. Ewing was his name, started us on building a Snoopy on ice skates sculpture. It was like eight foot tall as I remember, but I was probably three feet tall at the time, so... What was the word you used, recalibrated, it was probably less than that. But it was ginormous at the time, and a lot of fun to build it."

We always enjoyed building with snow and then spraying water on it to create the last thing on the block to melt.
scat
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01/18/2018 01:12PM
That's what we did. Packed the snow tight as possible then sprayed it with water. It was a new to me technique at the time and I always remember that. Snoopy has a big schnozz. Had to be careful there. That was the last of hanging out with Mr. Ewing. We soon became punks throwing snowballs at cars and skitching. He may have been a Boy Scout leader previously, if I remember correctly. That wasn't our gig. Mr. Ewing did teach me the pack and spray technique to building snow sculptures, and cheers to him for that. He had a dog named Ajax that looked like a wolf, Scared the crap out of us. Recalibrated, it was probably a husky and a nice dog. Personally, I was more afraid of Misty, the Cordova's German Shepherd next door. Misty got loose one time and bit Sandy Auer on the butt. Suburban legend begats sheer terror!
Sorry, rambling, I'm bored out of my mind. And not in the mood to build a snow sculpture. It's only frickin five above outside. Not my gig. Cheers.
missmolly
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01/18/2018 03:32PM
scat: "That's what we did. Packed the snow tight as possible then sprayed it with water. It was a new to me technique at the time and I always remember that. Snoopy has a big schnozz. Had to be careful there. That was the last of hanging out with Mr. Ewing. We soon became punks throwing snowballs at cars and skitching. He may have been a Boy Scout leader previously, if I remember correctly. That wasn't our gig. Mr. Ewing did teach me the pack and spray technique to building snow sculptures, and cheers to him for that. He had a dog named Ajax that looked like a wolf, Scared the crap out of us. Recalibrated, it was probably a husky and a nice dog. Personally, I was more afraid of Misty, the Cordova's German Shepherd next door. Misty got loose one time and bit Sandy Auer on the butt. Suburban legend begats sheer terror!
Sorry, rambling, I'm bored out of my mind. And not in the mood to build a snow sculpture. It's only frickin five above outside. Not my gig. Cheers."


I like your rambles.
Jeriatric
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01/19/2018 12:57PM
mutz: "As I sit here on vacation by the pool in Cairns Australia at 86F, I have two thoughts one I feel sorry for them, two I feel good for me."

You are there during "The Wet," the best time for fresh-water fishing. Up on the Atherton Tablelands you could pursue sooty grunter or even barramundi without too much worry about crocs. Of course there are still the snakes and spiders.

The kookaburras would even come to watch you fish.

The permit to fish in an impoundment doesn't cost much, about $5 for a week. However, fishing lures run twice what they would cost here. Fishing in the rivers and estuaries should still be free but when near the ocean one's mind should always be on crocs.

Of course, just eating barramundi, coral trout, kangaroo and crocodile is interesting too.
missmolly
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01/19/2018 02:31PM
Jeriatric: "mutz: "As I sit here on vacation by the pool in Cairns Australia at 86F, I have two thoughts one I feel sorry for them, two I feel good for me."


You are there during "The Wet," the best time for fresh-water fishing. Up on the Atherton Tablelands you could pursue sooty grunter or even barramundi without too much worry about crocs. Of course there are still the snakes and spiders.


The kookaburras would even come to watch you fish.


The permit to fish in an impoundment doesn't cost much, about $5 for a week. However, fishing lures run twice what they would cost here. Fishing in the rivers and estuaries should still be free but when near the ocean one's mind should always be on crocs.


Of course, just eating barramundi, coral trout, kangaroo and crocodile is interesting too. "


I enjoy your posts, Jeri.
scat
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01/19/2018 07:03PM
I do love that picture. And I just noticed how blue her eyes are. It's a frozen Mona Lisa. Priceless.
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01/19/2018 11:32PM
It's been flippin warm here in Tucson. The cactus have been sucking up the sun!

This is ragged top. I used to hike it every few years or so... did a lot of partying back in the day at the base of it. Lots of good memories here...hope it warms your soul for a moment or two. Cheers
scat
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01/20/2018 12:34AM
You don't know what you're missing. Ever bring a baloney sandwich to a game and go to eat it at halftime then get grossed out because the lettuce is frozen. How many times when you're at the coffee shop and the cute girl asks you, what are you doing today? And you answer, washing my long underwear. I still have socks, so good there. Which begs another question, is a snowcone at the South Pole colder than one in Yakutsk. I imagine slurpee sales take a dip at the Yakutsk corner 7-11 once it drops below negative fifty. Ever sneak a pint into a 7-11 to spike your slurpee. Just sayin. I know it's a lot of questions at one time, but if your brain is frozen it makes it easier to understand. At least for me it does.

I once made love
To a gal on a cactus
You could tell that she'd had
lots of practice
I paid a price for passion
You should know
For I had holes in my body
Head to toe
While she walked away from our tryst
Almost scratchless

scat
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01/20/2018 03:18AM
I once made love to a gal
In an igloo
She told me seal blood
Was better than whale goo
I had to trust her
Because of my lust for her
And I figured whale goo
Is still better than penguin poo
520eek
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01/20/2018 09:06AM
LOLOLOL :)
mutz
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01/21/2018 01:04AM
missmolly: "Jeriatric: "mutz: "As I sit here on vacation by the pool in Cairns Australia at 86F, I have two thoughts one I feel sorry for them, two I feel good for me."



You are there during "The Wet," the best time for fresh-water fishing. Up on the Atherton Tablelands you could pursue sooty grunter or even barramundi without too much worry about crocs. Of course there are still the snakes and spiders.



The kookaburras would even come to watch you fish.



The permit to fish in an impoundment doesn't cost much, about $5 for a week. However, fishing lures run twice what they would cost here. Fishing in the rivers and estuaries should still be free but when near the ocean one's mind should always be on crocs.



Of course, just eating barramundi, coral trout, kangaroo and crocodile is interesting too. "



I enjoy your posts, Jeri. "



Had crocodile, kangaroo, emu and barramundi the first night for dinner, the barramundi was so good I’ve had it twice since. Leaving for two weeks in New Zealand tomorrow, but then back to Sydney for a week will have to check on fishing one of our free days.
scat
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01/21/2018 02:02AM
I have this recurring dream of a perfect crystalline snow princess who I fall in love with, and just when I get used to being numb, it gets warmer and she melts and goes away forever.
01/21/2018 07:31AM
Hey mutz. If the fishing is slow near Sydney you may want to check out Bondi Beach. The scenery is dramatic but unfortunately there is a lot of female nudity. I had to avert my eyes often and think about rebuilding a carburetor like the Nuns taught me.

I’m happy you are having a great time. One of my best memories is the three hour ride out to the reef on a boat called a Wavepiercer. It was a huge Catamaran that did about 40 mph.

Have fun!
mutz
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01/21/2018 02:21PM
Zulu: "Hey mutz. If the fishing is slow near Sydney you may want to check out Bondi Beach. The scenery is dramatic but unfortunately there is a lot of female nudity. I had to avert my eyes often and think about rebuilding a carburetor like the Nuns taught me.


I’m happy you are having a great time. One of my best memories is the three hour ride out to the reef on a boat called a Wavepiercer. It was a huge Catamaran that did about 40 mph.


Have fun!"




Thanks Zulu. Bondi Beach is one of our all day trips planned for when we are back in Sydney, wasn’t aware of the scenery, hopefully it will be hot and sunny
mutz
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01/25/2018 06:48PM
Went kayaking on the waitangi river today in New Zealand, only about six hours and part of a group of six kayaks but the scenery was great and spent about an hour paddling in and through the cypress trees. Lot of fun but not long enough.
scat
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01/25/2018 07:58PM
Seriously?

And I mean that in every way you could take it.
 
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