Cold Vortex in the Midwest stories

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Afflicted

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    It's -21℉ feels -54℉ here in northern Illinois. No work today and tomorrow.

    Some nerdy science goofy fun, tossed boiling water, and...


    I'm planning to move family somewhere warmer. How's Dallas or Arizona? I can take hot than cold. I'm tropical Asian. Wife wants Florida, but I'm not comfortable with the hurricanes.
     
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    The frost is getting through the curtain.
     
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    FenderGyrl Friend of Leo's

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    Ugh....
    Frickin Cold here in WI too...
     
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    Me and that little sweetie in my avatar were blowing soap bubbles out the front door, watching them freeze, fall, and shatter on the deck---she laughed so hard she almost tinkled---oh hell, I admit it, I did too---:D
     
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    That woulda froze too, making you guys laugh even harder. I can't think what's next :lol:
     
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    Too cold to go outside and do some science experiments..
     
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    This is getting bad. They even cancelled the beer deliveries today, because the beer is freezing up in the back of the delivery trucks.
     
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    At 7 am this morning I was looking outside while drinking my coffee. There was a black squirrel on the railing of my deck standing there looking back. I raised my cup and toasted his toughness....then he fell over. I found him frozen solid on the ground.
     
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    -18 here, feels like f%$@king cold, they let us off work Monday and today, which is unheard of... :)
     
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    This ice is on the inside of the house. IMG_20190130_195757765.jpg
     
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    -14 here with windchill -60 on the outskirts of the city of Chicago. Went out to run errands but couldn't breath well due to the cold. The only good thing to come of the cold is no violence or hearing of shootings. So that's a plus.
     
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    -38F up here in Canada right now, too cold to be working in the wood shop tonight.
     
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    Poor thing. We feed some doves who did not migrate. Haven't seen them today, I hope they're okay.

    Stay safe everyone!
     
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    Yeah, got that too.. :) 0130192308.jpg
     
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    Its this cold all winter here. Got lots of squirrels and doves and all sorts of birds at the feeders. They do OK, Thought i am sure they wish it was warmer. We also have mallard ducks that do not migrate, Wonder what they eat. I see a lot on a small stretch of river that doesnt freeze because of strong current, saw a bunch flying the other day.
    I just make sure the feeders are full so the little guys have calories to burn to stay warm.
     
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    Yeah. me too. Doubled up on the suet feeders. Had Northern Flickers coming in yesterday! Kinda rare here.

    I usually shoot at the squirrels who raid my feeders with a .177 caliber air rifle. Not when it's this cold.

    Got a pair of mallards who live in the neighborhood year round---Jake & Eloise---they come by every morning to get their cracked corn rations.
     
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    I used to work outside all winter ... I don't miss the ice beards, the endless layers of clothes, coworkers refusing to roll a window down to smoke, diesel gelling, wiper blades getting ice/snow accumulation underneath them and lifting off the window, engine block heaters, dead batteries, or the hours of prep drying everything out to do it all over again the next day. in Tampa it was in the 50s yesterday and a nice and warm in the office I now work in ...
     
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    Ah yes!! Such is life on the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. I got into work a short time ago (the Racine area), and it's 25 below zero!
     
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    Yesss!! My work van won't start!! A day off for me. Kind of makes me wonder why I froze myself while starting it last night.o_O
     
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    It only got to -5F today. Nowhere near the numbers you are seeing, but still a bit chilly. They are saying -40 with windchill.

    I went to a gas station yesterday for coffee and a found drink, just to see what it was like. I wear what would be called a cotton spring jacket, but keep a warm jacket in the trunk just in case. The temp said -3. I parked, and was walking in, thinking it was brisk and not too bad, then I walked around to the front of the building and caught the wind. Yeah, that was brisk. I was OK for the 10 seconds to the door, but longer term (a few minutes?) and I would have needed to dress for it.

    The worst I have seen in Ohio is -24F, back in February of 2014. We only get below 0F once or twice a year, if that. This is rare cold for us.

    Keep warm, my friends.
     
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