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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:11 PM

Deep freeze will keep 'high' in Twin Cities not very

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Source: Star-Tribune

The Twin Cities and much of the rest of Minnesota are getting this winter's first dose of dangerously cold weather, with wicked windchill readings greeting those brave enough to venture out Monday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has a windchill warning in effect for the metro area until noon Monday, a day when the high -- now there's a misnomer -- is expected to be around minus-5 degrees. Combined with winds from 10 to 15 miles per hour, it will feel more like 24 to 34 below zero.

The Weather Service warning includes cautionary language about frostbite to exposed skin and risks of hypothermia.

The silver lining is that many kids and adults have the day off from school or work Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/local/187722771.html



CNN reports that some parts of MN and ND may go as low as 28 below.

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Reply Deep freeze will keep 'high' in Twin Cities not very (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #1
question everything Jan 2013 #13
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #2
OKNancy Jan 2013 #3
golfguru Jan 2013 #4
happyslug Jan 2013 #14
titaniumsalute Jan 2013 #5
golfguru Jan 2013 #6
kentauros Jan 2013 #8
Thor_MN Jan 2013 #15
kentauros Jan 2013 #16
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #7
Archae Jan 2013 #9
milwaukeelib33 Jan 2013 #11
azurnoir Jan 2013 #10
Bigredhunk Jan 2013 #12
REP Jan 2013 #17

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. It is cold!

But not as cold as January 1977. I'll never forget that. The wind chill was -100 degrees F on my birthday.

It's actually nice to see cold weather again. Last year was so mild it was freaky.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:48 PM

13. I think that the calculations have changed

so that -100 wind chill would be less today (rather more..)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:14 PM

2. They say lower windchills tomorrow

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:24 PM

4. Come on global warming...please hurry

I am sick of this sub-zero cold winter weather in Seattle. Come on Global warming...where are you? I want more 50+ degree days to play golf. If it is not cold here meaning over 40 deg then it is raining all day. If it is not raining it is cold! It seems it is colder every passing year. 12 years ago when we moved here, we could play golf several times during winter. Now it is like once in a month.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:51 PM

14. This appears to be the result of Global Warming.

See

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112733341

http://nsidc.org/arcticmet/patterns/arctic_oscillation.html

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2013/01/arctic-oscillation-switches-to-negative-phase/

People tend to forget the with greater warmth, winters will be shorter but colder, it is Spring, Summer and Fall that will be warmer and longer. Thus more cold weather in January then we are use to.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:28 PM

5. 78 and sunny here in Boca Raton

Come down and visit...

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. Talk to us in May, June, July & August

Then you will wish you were in Washington state where it will be sunny, 80 and low humidity!

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Response to golfguru (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:10 PM

8. Gladly!

I can't wait for those months, myself, here on the Upper Gulf Coast

My mantra: "I'd rather sweat than shiver!"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:01 PM

15. My take, I can always put more clothes on....

I'm pretty sure no one wants to see me in over 100 degree heat....

The good thing with being MLK day is that there was less traffic, so less exhaust freezing to the pavement. Tomorrow morning's commute could be interesting.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:08 PM

16. The bit about clothing goes both ways...

And it also applies to those extreme examples that never happen (stranded in the extreme cold/heat without enough protection from either.)

Yes, I'd rather take clothes off or wear shorts and short sleeves. Basically for both of us, the correct answer is we'd rather be comfortable, no matter what the indoor and outdoor temperatures

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:47 PM

7. That's pretty normal winter weather for MN. And it keeps the bugs and

plant diseases under control.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:10 PM

9. 1 degree here in Sheboygan...

In northern WI where my Mom is it's -6.

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Response to Archae (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:32 PM

11. I feel your pain

4 degrees here in Milwaukee. My tired old furnace has been running almost non-stop since Saturday night. The icing on the cake- it started making a strange noise last night when the vent blower starts. Ugg. Can't afford a new furnace so here's hoping it holds up. Not looking forward to next months gas bill either for that matter.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:13 PM

10. yep that's Mn 100+ in the summer -25 in the winter

but spring and fall are gorgeous

what has me worried in this cold snap is that it got warm enough to melt off the snow cover last week and now we have exposed perennials that I'm worried about

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:48 PM

12. Ahhhh...Cold

I love winter. Summers here in the midworst are awful. Seems like every year now, from June to almost the end of August, it's 85-100 with high humidity. It's intolerable. There's never a break where it's decent for a few days. It's just...sunny, hot, humid, repeat.

I like cloudy, not sunny. I'm built for cold, not heat...fair skin and all. I always feel like cold you can do something about (more clothes). Heat you're pretty much stuck with. I guess if you've got a great body, you can stip down as far as the law allows - but that's it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:31 PM

17. Locked

This doesn't meet the SoP of this Forum (Important news of national interest only).

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