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reply to post by Aqualung2012
I'm three hours south of Chicago, if ya need help getting the heat back on, PM me your pnone number. It's waaaay to cold for no heat!
Wisconsin checking in...........COLD. So cold the the dogs do not even want to go for walks..........FREEZING is a better term.
How do the Canadians and Russians do this every year? They are saying the wind chill is -30 to -50.
reply to post by Telos
I had to check and see what that translates to in Fahrenheit.
I'm in a Milwaukee suburb (Waukesha County) and it is currently -17 F with a RealFeel of -43 F. I had to go out three times today. First was at dawn, to drag the trash and recycles out to the curb. I covered all exposed skin, wore gloves, boots, hat and earmuffs, and a scarf. The feeling was so strange, like moving in extremely slow motion and all sounds are amplified. I was worried that I was waking the entire neighborhood, rolling the trash bin out. It sounded so loud, almost as loud as my breathing. I moved methodically and took very careful steps, as I certainly didn't want to fall on frozen ice and have to endure any longer than absolutely necessary. In all, it took me less than five minutes and I still had to hold my hands under warm water to thaw.
This afternoon I had to drive my daughter's friend home. She lives just down the street and of course it is way to cold to walk. My SUV didn't start at first. After a few tries, it finally turned over and started up very slowly. Then, it took forever to warm up. Just driving down the street was eery, the atmosphere is just so strange and everything is quite and insulated-like. It is like being in a sound-proof closet or small room.
I read a weather alert earlier today that warned exposed skin under these conditions could suffer permanent cell damage in under five minutes.
edit on 7-1-2014 by SourGrapes because: (no reason given)
[Global warming my a**.
Actually this very scenario has been predicted for years now.