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My (silver)balls are freezing! Too damn cold!


By Phat_Jay

77 days ago



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    #1 77 days ago

    Holy cow, coldest I can remember in at least 20yrs. Even the mail is cancelled today, which has never happened in my life. I’m not leaving the house today, not sure I could if I wanted to. My truck has a block heater but at these temps metal doesn’t like to move. Right now -24 with -50 wind chill. It’ll get worse yet..... of course this is balmy for north Alaska!

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    #2 77 days ago

    Hope you keep your power.

    #3 77 days ago

    I kno I heard 16000 are without power in Chicago, and outage in Minneapolis...... hope people stay warm.

    #4 77 days ago

    Took this at 6am today
    My previous low I recorded was -26F (I think 8-10 years ago)

    May even beat this tonight!
    (northern St paul suburb)

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    #5 77 days ago

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    #6 77 days ago

    I took this picture this morning.
    Temps are in Celsius , the 7 degree temp is for the inside of the house . Furnace went out Monday (cracked heat exchanger) Getting new furnace installed right now . Was trying to keep house as warm as possible with space heaters but it got a bit cold in here . Around 44 degrees Fahrenheit inside and -27 outside .

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    #7 77 days ago

    I thought this pattern the frost left on glass door looks pretty cool though.

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    #8 77 days ago

    7 in the house?! Holy carp! I have my kerosene heater fueled up just in case. Don’t need power for that.

    #9 77 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    7 in the house?! Holy carp! I have my kerosene heater fueled up just in case. Don’t need power for that.

    7 Celsius, around 44 Fahrenheit so not super crazy it is well above freezing in here .

    #10 77 days ago

    I’ve driven in a lot of weather, but I chose the wrong week to travel between Wisconsin and Michigan. Took me two days to get home...

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    #11 77 days ago

    Also, there’s this door handle at my dad’s house, frozen from the inside.

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    #12 77 days ago

    Holy crap. Stay warm guys.

    #13 77 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    of course this is balmy for north Alaska!

    I had a neighbor who lived in Alaska, and she said that when it was zero degrees, people were outside in tee shirts like it was nothing.

    #14 77 days ago
    Quoted from Aeolus7:

    Also, there’s this door handle at my dad’s house, frozen from the inside.

    That's intense. And an awesome picture.

    #15 77 days ago
    Quoted from Aeolus7:

    Also, there’s this door handle at my dad’s house, frozen from the inside.
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    That happens on our outside garage door every time it get's in the negative temps. You have to make sure your hand is dry or it will stick to the deadbolt handle when you go to turn it.

    #16 77 days ago

    We have warmed to this from -36f this morning.

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    #17 77 days ago

    Must be Global Warming!!!
    Hahaha

    #18 77 days ago

    Actual story from wfrv out of Green Bay, wi, lol

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    #20 77 days ago

    Parts of mn are being asked to turn their thermostats DOWN to 60 degrees because of strain on natural gas supply systems!

    Edit: now they say 55 degrees is what you should set it to!

    #21 77 days ago

    Crazy thing is that it's going to get into the 40s with rain on Saturday. That's a 60 degree swing in a matter of 2 days. Insane.

    From worries of frozen pipes one day, to flooding potential in 2 days. Messed up.

    #22 77 days ago

    Yeah, I don't miss Wisconsin at this time of year, but I would like to go sturgeon spearing again. Looks like there will be decent ice after all.

    #23 77 days ago

    Yep... stayed home today as well.

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    #24 77 days ago
    Quoted from woodrailwizard:

    Must be Global Warming!!!
    Hahaha

    science... how does it work???

    must be all magnets

    #25 77 days ago

    -43F here today. I was outside working a bit, wasn't very windy so it was at least manageable.

    #26 77 days ago

    Was able to talk the wife into staying home. Brought a crapload of firewood in a couple days ago.... around -8 this morning.

    #27 77 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    science... how does it work???
    must be all magnets

    Holy crap, you figured out what's wrong with our weather. One of nature's magnet drivers is locked on!

    #28 77 days ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    -43F here today. I was outside working a bit, wasn't very windy so it was at least manageable.

    I don't know how you guys do it up there. Seriously. I saw some of your pics during the spring/summer in your other thread, but effff...

    #29 77 days ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    I don't know how you guys do it up there. Seriously. I saw some of your pics during the spring/summer in your other thread, but effff...

    I was getting some transport fiber work complete in a small town building in my work area. We had a contractor on a fairly tight schedule that had to get a new smaller cell tower up and they were outside building a tower, holy crap!! LOL
    Was probably warmed up to -32 at about 4:30 this afternoon in this pic

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    #30 77 days ago

    If I lived where some of you guys do, I would have to sell all of my machines just to pay my heating bill.

    #31 77 days ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    If I lived where some of you guys do, I would have to sell all of my machines just to pay my heating bill.

    Cooling in summer is pretty equal or more expensive than heating in winter.

    #32 77 days ago

    -28.5 F yesterday at 6am - new record low for me this morning -lol

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    #33 77 days ago

    This is crazy, everything closed at 5 pm last night. Can’t wait til weekend when it’s +40! 65 degree turnaround.

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    #34 77 days ago

    I saw -35F while driving to work yesterday. "Warmed up" to -28F by the time I got there at least. This morning, it was -33F and "warmed up" to -25F by the time I got to work. Joy....

    I hadn't seen the "set thermostat to 55" bit - I did see the 63 last night, but we generally set ours to 60 overnight anyway (that's what blankets are for).

    I would've just stayed home if I wasn't required for a security audit all week. Bad timing...

    #35 76 days ago

    We have been having ISP issues on and off for a few weeks now, and the cold finally killed it I am hoping a total outage will be easier to find and fix than an intermittent one. So I am out plowing the driveway before they come to house and after 1/2 the driveway I decided to take a break my face just felt to damn cold. Haven't had to break up doing the driveway in a long time.

    Stay warm stay safe it's chilly for sure!

    #36 76 days ago

    My son lives in Minneapolis, so I can only imagine what he's going through, but this was cold enough for me in Michigan this morning. Even the dog didn't want to go out.
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