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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #30 on: 02 January 2014, 21:12:26 »
Soccer practice this morning wasn't any fun, what with subfreezing temps and biting wind to boot.  Could be a lot worse though.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #31 on: 02 January 2014, 21:12:37 »
Just cold as all get out around me. I mean, 20 F sounds nice and warm.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #32 on: 02 January 2014, 21:12:52 »
I used to think I couldn't function on less than nine hours.

Basic training and then kids swiftly disabused me of that notion....

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #33 on: 02 January 2014, 21:14:06 »
Yes. I dunno, like 6" or 8"  snow and cold as hell.
We're at the bottom of the snow/rain line so 1-3" locally.  The cold comes tomorrow.  Yay?

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #34 on: 02 January 2014, 21:55:19 »
It's cold here, but not crazy cold. Let's see what the future holds...more of the same, it seems.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #35 on: 02 January 2014, 22:14:39 »
7AM is civilised? By what unholy standards?! :o

I don't know: when I was more hopeful, five in the morning was absolutely beautiful especially when the sun rose. Now . . . I'd rather not talk about it.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #36 on: 02 January 2014, 23:24:37 »
you Americans are so cute when you talk about winter.... ;D
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #37 on: 02 January 2014, 23:28:17 »
Mayhaps. We'll see which way the misery is pointing in six months...
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #38 on: 02 January 2014, 23:42:11 »
you Americans are so cute when you talk about winter.... ;D
If you Canadians were civilized folk, you'd make like your geese and fly south for the winter. :P
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #39 on: 03 January 2014, 01:00:49 »
If you Canadians were civilized folk, you'd make like your geese and fly south for the winter. :P

with the number of friends and neighbours I have who have gone to Arizona for the winter, I dare say we do migrate, at least some of us. Me, I'm too busy saving up to go to Texas in the spring to head south now
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #40 on: 03 January 2014, 07:15:17 »
7AM is civilised? By what unholy standards?! :o
Not civilised... just more civilised than 5 AM, my usual start.

Woke up at 6.30 this morning, discovered that my house was in an area covered by a high-risk flood warning, and that houses in the estate on the other side of my road were being evacuated ahead of the highest anticipated tide in 17 years as a result of all the rain water in the area over the last week or so.

No sign of water rushing across the streets and the high tide is past now, but I was wondering how quickly I could relocate 20 boxes of comics up a flight of stairs. Two or three more high tides of concern due over the next 36 hours, apparently... but it's looking less likely that the Usk is going to burst it's banks near me. The Severn has just burst it's banks near Minsterworth though, and roads near where I work are badly flooded.

It's typical Welsh weather outside - I'm trying to decide whether a triple sausage baguette and a couple of week's worth of comics are worth venturing outside for, given that I could sit in my nice warm house and try working on that dratted Pacific Rim vid instead...

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #41 on: 03 January 2014, 12:51:12 »
7AM is civilised? By what unholy standards?! :o
It's when I get off my shift at work.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #42 on: 03 January 2014, 13:50:54 »
I'm about to be starting an externship on Monday that will have me getting up at 5:45 AM Monday through Wednesday and then on Thursdays and Fridays I get to sleep in an hour before eight hours of classes. If none of you have heard from me a month from now, I've likely died of sleep deprivation.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #43 on: 04 January 2014, 07:09:14 »
Meh.  I manage when working or studying on about 5-6 hours a night.  I'm a night owl, I cannot
go to bed at 10pm or something.  It's just not possible for me to go to bed any earlier than say
12 or 1 ish.  But I catch up at weekends, so I manage.

Even so, I shuddered reading that Kojak.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #44 on: 06 January 2014, 03:03:46 »
Take note everyone. When it gets below -20c, plug your car in. New batteries are over $100 when you try to strar it with out and you kill off the old one  #P
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #45 on: 06 January 2014, 10:55:07 »
Good luck to all of you who have to face that polar cold. Sounds quite bad from what I hear on the news.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #46 on: 06 January 2014, 13:01:28 »
Y'know for all the negatives living in CA has (higher than average taxes on EVERYTHING, Traffic, etc...) working in the garage this weekend wearing sandals, shorts and a t-shirt is pretty great for january. Low here is like 38 degree's. :)

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #47 on: 06 January 2014, 13:28:30 »
Take note everyone. When it gets below -20c, plug your car in. New batteries are over $100 when you try to strar it with out and you kill off the old one  #P
We're the same temp. And our cars don't have block heaters... Only my old diesel dump had one.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #48 on: 06 January 2014, 13:54:52 »
Or get smart and have a place with a heated garage.

It's the ground floor of my apartment building.  8)

-45 wind chills around me, now I just need to buy my books for the upcoming term (starts on Monday).
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #49 on: 06 January 2014, 14:03:09 »
Or get smart and have a place with a heated garage.

It's the ground floor of my apartment building.  8)

-45 wind chills around me, now I just need to buy my books for the upcoming term (starts on Monday).


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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #50 on: 06 January 2014, 14:59:26 »
Take note everyone. When it gets below -20c, plug your car in. New batteries are over $100 when you try to strar it with out and you kill off the old one  #P

aww Bro, you didn't.....Guess I'm buying Breakfast and lunch this weekend eh?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #51 on: 06 January 2014, 15:17:42 »
It's in the low 20s F here.  Windchill means it feels like the high single digits.  My HC will probably wimp out and cancel soccer practice this afternoon, which is too bad, since I was looking forward to the whining from our entire team this afternoon after school.  We told them yesterday to bring their warm clothes. >:D

I know we've had lower temperatures occasionally in the past, but this is about as low a specific temp as I can remember recently.  We don't hit the teens much.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #52 on: 06 January 2014, 18:36:46 »
It is a nice 11 degrees with a wind chill of -10 here in the mountains of NC. It is so cold that all moisture in the air is freezeing and its now snowing....projected low of 2 and wind chill of -25 tonight. its not snowing enough to suite me but what can you do?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #53 on: 07 January 2014, 00:53:40 »
Well, here in Algonquin, IL this morning is was -18 degrees with a windchill of -44 degrees. Right now it is a balmy warm -12 degrees with a windchill of -36 degrees.
WooHoo. HEAT WAVE!

It's still stinking cold. Sheesh.

My brother is in Portland, OR and he said it was 50 degrees all day. Sure rub it in....

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« Reply #54 on: 07 January 2014, 00:57:33 »
We're the same temp. And our cars don't have block heaters... Only my old diesel dump had one.

Why not?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #55 on: 07 January 2014, 01:29:38 »
Why not?
It doesn't get that cold usually. The last time it got this bad (wind chills enough to cancel school across Minnesota) was 1996.

The record low in my current city St. Cloud is only -43 F, and the state is -60 F. The CONUS record is -70 F, set in Montana up in the mountains.

Where GS lives, recent record lows are -27 F, where you don't need that feature on a daily driver.
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« Reply #56 on: 07 January 2014, 01:58:51 »
Hmm because I always plug in at 0F and below.  The record Low for Edmonton was -56.9F though we avrage about 28 day below -4F
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #57 on: 07 January 2014, 02:30:51 »
On our Canadian news yesterday:

"We thought we'd start the news with a good news story about the weather in Canada. It's been 7C today in BC. That's the end of the good news......."

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #58 on: 07 January 2014, 02:39:06 »
The all time record low in Arkansas is -29F, and that was way up in the northwest corner, not so far from 97jedi in SW Missouri.  The January average low down in the central part of the state, closer to where I'm at, is just below the freezing mark, at 31F.  So the fact that its supposed to bottom out at 17 this morning is....worrisome.

For reference, the state record high is 120F, and the central portion of the state averages a daily high over 90F throughout July & August.  Its glorious.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #59 on: 07 January 2014, 02:48:28 »
AW, that temp sounds really nice.  :D

My current temp is -14 F.
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