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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2018, 09:53:14 am »
We've had cold plenty of times, but this is becoming my most physically painful winter yet.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2018, 09:53:14 am »

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #81 on: January 22, 2018, 09:35:46 am »
Now all of a sudden it is 60 degrees here.  What the heck??

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2018, 02:31:09 pm »
I had the same problem when I was snowmobiling but it was more like 1 inch long.   :-[   Any shorter and it would have been an inny instead of an outty.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2018, 01:02:19 am »
When it hits negative numbers here it's usually something like -3, not -20. I don't think it's ever been -40 anywhere near here in my lifetime. If the temperature displayed in my truck's rear-view mirror was right or even close to it we got up to the 50s Monday afternoon.

The record low for Michigan was -51 making it the 12th coldest state record. That was in 1934 and that was up north where it naturally gets colder. That's still a lot better than -80 in Alaska.

The record high for Michigan was 112 in 1936 making it the 31st hottest state record. I looked again and it's actually a tie between Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, and West Virginia and they were listed in alphabetical order. California alone was the hottest at 134 degrees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state_temperature_extremes
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2018, 11:01:08 pm »
As I was headed for bed last night, with most of the lights already off, I wondered what that light was shining in the window when I walked by. It was light from porch lights and street lights and whatever moon light there was, all reflecting off the snow so bright that it lit up the whole neighborhood. We had so many days without a speck of snow anywhere that I was used to looking out the window and not being able to see my ATV at all parked 20 feet away in the darkness. Now it was bright enough to read license plates.

I was surprised that it snowed at all. On the weekend I checked the weather for the next 2 weeks. There was 0-20% chance of snow most days with the highest being 40% on Wednesday of next week IIRC. So much for the 10 or 20% chance it was supposed to be. When I swept my truck off today it had a good 8" or a little more on it. The weatherman tonight said it was 9.7". But it varies in different parts of the city, and some of the snow on my truck melted and turned to ice. And now it's supposed to get colder but not that sub-zero cold, just 12 degrees, and it should be up to about 41 Wednesday.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #85 on: February 01, 2018, 06:22:09 am »
We hit 68 here yesterday and I had to work.

Dang it.

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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #86 on: February 01, 2018, 08:18:06 am »
Supposed  too be 55 here today, right at freezing right now.  It has been pretty nice, the last week.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #87 on: February 01, 2018, 02:08:46 pm »
For the next 2 weeks we're supposed to have highs around 20-35 every day and lows of about 10-25, except next Wednesday and Thursday night when it gets colder. All the snow I couldn't sweep off my truck melted yesterday and the majority of what was on the sidewalk melted. I still haven't shoveled my sidewalk or driveway this winter.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2018, 07:49:54 pm »
Dang high today was 23.  It was supposed to be 31-32 but there you are.

There is also a wet mist on everything.  Worse some areas than others making the roads dangerous.

I had to go into work for several hours today and saw quite a few wrecks.
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Re: Miserable Cold
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2018, 08:16:51 pm »
Mid 50ís today!