#Login Register


  • 6 Vote(s) - 2.67 Average
Home 


It's brutal!
12-01-2012, 03:57 AM #31
オタマジャクシ Member
Posts:1,310 Threads:32 Joined:Nov 2012
(12-01-2012, 03:16 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(12-01-2012, 03:14 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  That sounds kind of warm for winter on the Arctic Circle.


You've wintered on the Arctic Circle?


Went to Michigan Tech. Been outside for extended periods when it was below -20F (that's -29C to you metric people) and the wind was more than 35 mph (that's 15.6 m/s for you metric people)

When walking on the snow sounds like you are stomping on a styrofoam cooler you know it is cold.
12-01-2012, 04:02 AM #32
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-01-2012, 03:57 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Went to Michigan Tech. Been outside for extended periods when it was below -20F (that's -29C to you metric people) and the wind was more than 35 mph (that's 15.6 m/s for you metric people)

When walking on the snow sounds like you are stomping on a styrofoam cooler you know it is cold.


Yeah, and I've worked outside in -60 including wind chill and I'm about 52 parallel, today was maybe -20C with wind chill and freakin cold. -40 I can take, but wind? You can't dress for it. So while 60th parallel may sound cold, you, of all people should know about wind.
12-01-2012, 04:08 AM #33
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
True that. It's the wind that gets to you. Although we went to the store on the bikes tonight which was hardcore, but we were dressed for the occasion so it wasn't too bad. Not as bad as be out driving and have the car break down or run out of gas. damned.gif
12-01-2012, 04:15 AM #34
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,283 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
Cars give a false sense of security. You better dress like you're going to be spending the day at the North Pole around here or... İmage

wonder.gif
12-01-2012, 04:16 AM #35
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
About October I put a blanket, an old winter jacket and feltpacks in my car and they stay there until spring. Even if I don't need them, someone else might. dunno.gif hope not, but better to have and not need than need and not have.

Anyways it's Friday, I'm not going anywhere chuckle.gif

12-01-2012, 04:21 AM #36
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,283 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
I hear ya', I did the same + a big coffee can and some large candles. It will keep you from freezing to death even if you do have to crack a windows for ventilation.

wonder.gif
12-01-2012, 04:26 AM #37
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
I also keep a bag of kitty litter in the trunk, good traction on ice cheers.gif
12-01-2012, 04:33 AM #38
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Good ideas! hi5.gif Also dressing in layers is always the best. I had a wool scarf over my nose and mouth outside as wool keeps you warm even when wet. beercheer.gif Ahem.
JollyRoger Show this Post
12-01-2012, 10:19 AM #39
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(11-30-2012, 06:03 PM)Octo Wrote:  I guess winter is here. uhoh.gif

Temperature -8.9 °C
Humidity 62%
Dew point -14.8 °C
Wind from the north-east 13 m/s
Wind gust 17 m/s
Pressure 1018.3 hPa

I don't mind the cold, but the wind is just evil. hiding.gif

With the wind chill factor it's -5F or -20.5C. damned.gif


It's in the 50's here and raining. I photographed a caterpillar yesterday (Late Fall). We NEVER see this here. This blew my mind. I showed 5 others the pic today and they were just as shocked.
12-01-2012, 10:45 AM #40
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,283 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
I recall winters in Indiana where it was in the 50's - 60's this time of year, but I've never seen a "wooly worm" that close to December. We have them in Finland as well, but the latest I've seen them is mid October.

wonder.gif
JollyRoger Show this Post
12-01-2012, 11:47 AM #41
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-01-2012, 10:45 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I recall winters in Indiana where it was in the 50's - 60's this time of year, but I've never seen a "wooly worm" that close to December. We have them in Finland as well, but the latest I've seen them is mid October.


Exactly.
12-01-2012, 04:45 PM #42
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
It's almost as brutal today, not quite as cold nor windy, but a little snow to compensate. 15.gif

I'm staying indoor the rest of the weekend. drinking.gif
12-01-2012, 04:51 PM #43
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
I don't know what it's like outside, haven't been chuckle.gif We've had a mild fall so far but the prairies (Alberta, Sask, Manitoba) are getting blasted.
12-01-2012, 04:51 PM #44
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,898 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
wave.gif Octo. Well here in Ontario Canada we just had a light dusting of snow and it's chilly. I started dressing in my winder garb weeks ago because I always feel the cold even it's only a little cold. I wonder how long it takes to acclimatize to the cold?
12-01-2012, 04:54 PM #45
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
wave.gif US! Yes I've had the long-johns out for a month already, but this kind of weather requires snow pants. beercheer.gif



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com