It’s Too Damn Cold!steemCreated with Sketch.

in winter •  24 days ago

As I post this just after 7 a.m., the air temp here in a suburb of Minneapolis is -28°F (-33°C) with a windchill of -50°F (-46°C). Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

And I moved to Minnesota of my own free will. 🙄

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Exposed skin hurts almost immediately. Four layers of clothes is a bare minimum to ward off death. Snow is loud as you walk across it.

Cars groan as you start them and brakes are sluggish. But everyone drives slower because of the black ice.

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Because of the cold, there will be no mail delivery in Minnesota today.

Fun factoid: “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is originally from Herodotus, describing the Persian courier service of 2,500 years ago. Notice that he mentioned heat but not cold.

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The cold weather was even affecting beer deliveries, with a pair of western Wisconsin distributors saying they would delay or suspend shipments for fear that beer would freeze in their trucks. (source)

Okay, now it’s an emergency.

Pic taken with my iPhone

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Same here!!! FREEZING temps and wind chills are unbelievable!

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And tomorrow morning is gonna be even colder! Is that even possible?

I think the coldest so far for us, the area I live in of Alaska, has only been minus 20 fahrenheit. That being said, it is not quite yet Feb. Like Nov, Feb. is one of our coldest months. The real beginning and ending months of winter for us. We are on our 4th driveway plow, so at least two more to go. Fortunately we do not often have the problem a lot of places have in the lower 48 during winter and that is wind with winter snow. No Blizzards, to speak of. It is very rare when we have drifting snow anymore.

A lot of people wonder how people could live in Alaska, all that cold, those long nights, it's not so bad really. not as cold as a lot of places in the lower 48, a little bit longer on winter than the lower 48 and shorter cooler summer. But no Blizzards, no 3 feet of Texas Hail, no 120 degree heat of CA, and Arizona, no high humidity of the swampy south.

So we have a few volcanoes, and a few earthquakes, but overall it is not a bad state to live in.

Oh man that is cold. It's been -25°c here before and I thought that was chily. Stay warm and safe

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Wow! I imagine that it feels even worst for wind chill in the land of 10,000 lakes! Stay warm and safe my friend!

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My 2014 Fusion wouldn't even turn over this morning. I guess the oil is too cold!

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My 2006 Accord started after maybe 25 seconds of coaxing but the cold messed up sensors and electrical. The seatbelt light stayed on even though I was using it and the radio is dead. Fan didn’t work the first few miles so no heat but it did kick in after a while.

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I have plans to keep hitting my FOB button throughout the day to make sure my car battery stays alive.

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Smart plan. Though it sounds like it's going to warm up as the day progresses. I just hope I don't flood my engine trying to start my car!

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I just checked the weather app again... now at 9am, it's dropped to -6- sigh

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And I though it was cold here at -4 degrees. That looks painful.

Holy fuck! What the hell is happening there? What is a normal winter like?

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The last few winters have been relatively mild by Minnesota standards. We had a few 6” snowstorms last winter and one of about 14” with only a few days of -10°F or so. This cold snap is an outlier.

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