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Old 07 February 2007, 17:12   #21
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Believe it or not, with the proper clothing (down parkas) it is easier to dress comfortably for this than the the freezing rain - sleet - slushy snow - high humidity stuff.
Tell me about it.

Just been talking to someone who's visiting Swansea from you neck of the woods - they were moaning it was cold!!! When I asked if they were serious they said - ahh but it's a different type of cold.

High humidity makes both cold and heat far worse. We used to live in a place where the sea temp was 99F - air temp was 120F in winter at 7am and humidity was 98% - unbearable. It was a relief to go to the desert where the temp was just as high but the humidity was down to 35%.

We moved straight from there to Alaska in the middle of winter - fantastic!!!
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Old 07 February 2007, 20:19   #22
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You are a sick man!
Wait 'til you get to know me!
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I've tried everything to try to erase that picture from my brain to no avail. Now I'm permanently damaged.
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Old 07 February 2007, 23:02   #24
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Well, just applied for my membership in the Wimps club Afraid the Wolverhampton blood has been sufficiently thinned to the point that I hate the B*****y cold Just came back from working the weekend in Columbus Ohio ,where with windchill was -18'. You know you are in bad shape when you check in the hotel and they give you a free ice scraper
So happy to jump back on the plane and step out to a toasty 78' in Sunny San Diego
So for all our American Ribnet members up there.
Your Nuts!!!
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Old 08 February 2007, 08:56   #25
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Here is one I found... I think it might be Rogan... This is NOT exactly what we're looking for...
Good God Man, that's rude!!! (I wonder where I can buy a suit like that?)
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I guess there's an advantage of living North of the Great Lakes. Towns downwind since Sunday have gotten socked.

"OSWEGO, New York (AP) -- While the northern Plains and Northeast shiver in dangerously cold temperatures, the folks in upstate New York are keeping warm shoveling snow -- lots of snow.

Since Sunday, the small towns of Parish and Mexico have recorded more than 6 feet of snow, and forecasters with the National Weather Service say it isn't over yet.

Another 2 feet or more of heavy lake-effect snow was expected Thursday for the communities along eastern Lake Ontario, and more squalls are likely through the weekend."

That would be around 100 inches of snow in five days!!! They reported snowfall rates of over 5 inchs per hour at times.

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I guess there's an advantage of living North of the Great Lakes. Towns downwind since Sunday have gotten socked.
Most of it blows right past us and lands down wind. My place is on the high point of land, facing NW. The front lawn still has grass poking through, but the back yard has drifts that are... I would guess about 4 to 5 feet.

I lost one of my Huskies last night... I found him curled up under the snow, with just his nose peaking out, happy as a clam...
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This morning as I dashed out to my idling, pre-warmed truck, it ocurred that when my mom and her siblings were kids, they used to go to and return from school every day in a horse drawn open sleigh (about 4 miles each way) through completely treeless prairie terrain.
And, it was uphill. Both ways.

You tell the young folks that these days; they won't believe you.


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And, it was uphill. Both ways.

You tell the young folks that these days; they won't believe you.


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I also forgot to mention barefooted.
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She'd be right at home tonight. All of our roads are closed... I'm stranded! Mercifully, I had the forsight to stockpile some lovely Flor de Cana antifreeze! Now if the power would just stay on...

As the local fisherman say... "She's blowin' a gagger tonight!"
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